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Recommended Reads: Book explores the strengths of introverts

Recommended Reads: Book explores the strengths of introverts

Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference, by Jennifer B. Kahnweiler, PhD “Do not underestimate the determination of a quiet man,” is a quote from Iain Duncan Smith, British politician. The quiet one in the background used to be in the shadow of the attention getters in the world. This book insists those introverts can be highly effective influencers when they make the most of ... »

Edmonds Military Wire: Marines invade Seattle for Marine Week

Edmonds Military Wire: Marines invade Seattle for Marine Week

Captain Samuel Nicholas, the young man credited with forming the Continental Marines back in 1775, would likely be proud to hear the Marines are invading Seattle this week – after all, what better city to occupy during a week of summer? The invasion started Saturday, July 26, 2014. As confirmed by the Plans and Strategy Branch from Marine Corps Headquarters, “Marines from all over the country will... »

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Want to learn to cook healthy? Take a class

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Want to learn to cook healthy? Take a class

I just walked up the Main Street Hill after spending a lovely time at the Edmonds Saturday Market. It is a beautiful sight to see the wonderful fruit and vegetables from local farmers that are at the peak of their season. The nectarines and peaches are divine…..mixed up with blueberries in that crumble recipe I told you about last time…did I just hear yum coming from you? If you missed... »

Bird Lore: Heermann’s Gull

Bird Lore: Heermann’s Gull

The nimble thief is an apt description of the Heermann’s Gull. Pointed long wings on a compact body with a short tail allow this aggressive feeder to make breakneck maneuvers. It is adept at chasing other seabirds to steal their food. Edmonds is privileged to host along the waterfront a summer population of several hundred of these gulls. The Heermann’s Gull is a Pacific species, found... »

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Gratitude for food — nearby and further afield

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Gratitude for food — nearby and further afield

I love writing about the great food here in the Edmonds area. I recently found another reason to enjoy my job. I have been invited to be a judge for the “Taste Off”! I’ll be tasting the offerings from restaurants participating in The Taste of Edmonds. Yummy! This year A Taste of Edmonds takes on the flavor of a Carnival! Always a great opportunity to taste local cuisine, this annual event starts n... »

Edmonds Kind of Play: Coming up — outdoor events galore

Edmonds Kind of Play: Coming up — outdoor events galore

Well, you very likely found out if the kids’ rain jackets still fit this week. By now, you can go out and get one because every store you walk into is full of “School Clothes” designed for fall weather. In the last few days, I have had conversations with friends about back to school shopping and, this one gives me a little stomach ache, “school supply shopping.” There is always a thing or two I ca... »

Artfully Edmonds: The arts go outdoors as summer’s in full swing

Artfully Edmonds: The arts go outdoors as summer’s in full swing

Outdoor Settings The weather is promising to be so great for the next 10-days let’s start this week’s column with mentions of the many outdoor Summertime events that will take place in the Edmonds area! Although Mother Nature might throw a few sprinkles our way on Thursday, the City of Edmonds and neighbor Lynnwood want to make sure that we are all enjoying the parks, plazas and playgrounds where ... »

Bird Lore: American Goldfinch

Bird Lore: American Goldfinch

Washington is one of three states that has embraced the American Goldfinch as its state bird and did so in 1951. Iowa and New Jersey are the other two states. This goldfinch, one of three North American species of goldfinches, is a widely distributed resident across the U.S. It is found in both Western and Eastern Washington. The American Goldfinch nests relatively late in the season. Nesting is t... »

Edmonds Kind of Play: Camps, concerts, crafts and cooking to fill your summer

Edmonds Kind of Play: Camps, concerts, crafts and cooking to fill your summer

So far this summer, we’ve started camp, swim lessons at Yost Pool, gone to a Mariner’s game, and called Poison Control (cherry pits.) We aren’t even half way through summer yet! That has me hopeful for a lot more fun and a bit nervous about repeat phone calls to Poison Control. Bedtimes are later, feet are dirtier and three out of four of us have pretty clear farmer’s tans. Besides heat in a place... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Art Walk Edmonds highlights

Artfully Edmonds brief: Art Walk Edmonds highlights

Art Walk Edmonds Thursday, July 17 ~ 5-8 pm As long as we’re outside enjoying the weather, why not begin this month’s Art Walk Edmonds as we finish a stroll of Brackett’s Landing. Let’s make this first mention of Art Walk Edmonds where the beach ends and Main Street begins! Waterfront Coffee Company We’re all invited to a viewing of plein air painting, and art by Julie Nagel – resident artist at t... »

Artfully Edmonds: This time of year, Edmonds blossoms with flowers, art and events galore

Artfully Edmonds: This time of year, Edmonds blossoms with flowers, art and events galore

There is almost no reason to leave Edmonds at the height of summer – with temperatures setting historic records, the fragrant blossoming gardens, and serene evenings perfect for strolling the neighborhoods. Speaking of blossoming gardens – I hope that you have your ticket to the 2014 Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour in the way of a route map and list of this year’s seven registered Edmonds and Woodway... »

Artfully Edmonds Brief: Gothard Sisters return for local show this Saturday

Artfully Edmonds Brief: Gothard Sisters return for local show this Saturday

The Gothard Sisters Saturday, July 19 ~ 7 p.m. Third Place Books 17171 Bothell Way N.E. Free Admission. It’s hard to believe that they started out as little Farmers Market buskers – but that is how most locals remember Greta, Solana and Willow Gothard before they left hometown Edmonds to begin a whirlwind life of touring. My Edmonds News has just received a very exciting announcement! This lovely,... »

Bird Lore: Willow Flycatcher

Bird Lore: Willow Flycatcher

Some birds are ambassadors to the human species–Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, Roseate Spoonbills. They are big, beautiful birds that get our attention and remind us that the natural world is still with us. Then there are the flycatchers of the genus empidonax–small, drab, often not seen, and when seen, difficult to separate in the field. They can be confounding to new observers. Bird... »

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Starting Saturday, Bar Dojo does brunch

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Starting Saturday, Bar Dojo does brunch

Brunch is definitely an Edmonds kind of meal. Celebrating a special occasion? Need a reward for an early morning jog or bike ride? How about a great reason to roll out of bed on a weekend? Brunch meets all those needs, and I’ll bet readers could give me a few more choices, so please share! Bar Dojo has committed to opening for brunch on weekends, beginning Saturday July 12. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 ... »

Artfully Edmonds: Driftwood’s ‘Festival of Shorts’ premieres this weekend

Artfully Edmonds: Driftwood’s ‘Festival of Shorts’ premieres this weekend

Festival of Shorts Co-Producer Diane Jamieson ~A Driftwood Players Profile The Driftwood Players 2014 Festival of Shorts (FOS) is coming up this weekend and Artfully Edmonds was able to spend time with co-producer Diane Jamieson to discuss the popular theatre company’s Festival, aka “World Premier x 8”. Here is a transcript of Artfully Edmonds (AE) exchange with Diane (DJ): AE: Diane, the Festival... »

Edmonds Military Wire: Veterans still wary of VA health care system

Edmonds Military Wire: Veterans still wary of VA health care system

Despite the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, a recent article in the Washington Post suggested that “The nation’s leading media outlets may have moved on from covering the many problems that continue to plague the Department of Veterans Affairs.” Perhaps the media has moved on, but U.S. vets are still following the scandal closely, according to a recent Gallup report. The survey, w... »

Recommended Reads: You can’t go wrong with this murder mystery

Recommended Reads: You can’t go wrong with this murder mystery

The Wrong Girl, by Hank Phillippi Ryan Is she the wrong girl? The two women sitting across from each other, recently introduced, look much the same. In subtle and uncanny ways, their mannerisms are similar. Are these women related, long lost to each other and now reunited? Or, is she the wrong girl? Is this really her birth mother? Is this the reunion they’ve both yearned for? Or is this match-by-... »

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Blueberry and apple crumble

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Blueberry and apple crumble

I just celebrated my 5th Cancerversary of Ovarian Cancer on Monday, June 30. As my gynecological-oncologists said, “It’s a BIG DEAL”. I celebrated with an Ice Cream Social Benefit in my backyard garden. (I raised money for the Ovarian Cancer Survivors Foundation, which supports a free retreat for OVCA survivors.) Friends and family came over and delicious ice cream (from Mallard&... »

Bird Lore: Orange-crowned Warbler

Bird Lore: Orange-crowned Warbler

Most New World warblers are neotropic migrants. That means they migrate to the U.S. and Canada from Central and South America during the spring months. They breed here and then return to Central or South America in the fall. The Orange-crowned Warbler is one of the few all-(North) American warblers. It has no niche to fill in either Central or South America. It rarely even ventures into Mexico. Ma... »

Edmonds Fitness Corner: Get strong, stay strong

Edmonds Fitness Corner: Get strong, stay strong

Everyone needs to strength train. It’s the single most important component in physical conditioning. Even cardiovascular exercise is simply not as crucial in developing and maintaining long-term health and well-being. I’m not advocating giving up walking, running or any other form of cardio to lift weights instead. A balance is ideal. But even in this day and age, with endless knowledge available ... »

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