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Recommended Reads: ‘The Rook’ an action-packed paranormal fantasy

Recommended Reads: ‘The Rook’ an action-packed paranormal fantasy

The Rook, by Daniel O’Malley This is a novel about adventures on her Majesty’s supernatural secret service, and the author telling the tale has an imagination with no limits. Anything and everything goes as these agents come up against unpredictable, supernatural foes and forces all requiring action in order to protect the blissfully ignorant public. Fortunately these agents are armed not just wit... »

Edmonds Kind of Play: MOPS for preschoolers, soccer, Street Scramble and more

Edmonds Kind of Play: MOPS for preschoolers, soccer, Street Scramble and more

I know it rains here the majority of the year, but something about a beautiful summer erases all the memories of wet days spent indoors trying to entertain the kids. With our first taste of rain this school year, the reactions vary depending on what age your kids are. If you have really little ones, the hunt for what to do is on. If you have older kids in sports, you get out all your gear to watch... »

Bird Lore: Bushtit

Bird Lore: Bushtit

Togetherness is the way of the Bushtit. It is a long-tailed, drab little bird that is highly gregarious except during nesting season. It has an overall grayish body with a brownish crown. Its eyes are the key to its sex. The female has noticeably yellow eyes and the male has dark eyes. You can see this difference in LeRoy’s two photos. The Bushtit is a resident, nonmigratory bird and is foun... »

Edmonds Beauty: Late-summer favorites to enjoy — Part 2

Edmonds Beauty: Late-summer favorites to enjoy — Part 2

Welcome to my late summer favorites, part 2: Skin care So for face wash, I’ve been using First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser. So many people have been raving about this for years but it wasn’t till May that I decided to jump on the bandwagon. It’s amazing, I couldn’t be any happier. For exfoliant, I’ve been using two products. The first is Laura Mercier Flawless Skin’ Face Polish. This is just su... »

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Edmonds kind of cuisine

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Edmonds kind of cuisine

I believe there is a secret culinary garden somewhere down near our Edmonds Ferry terminal. A plot tucked away, filled with rows of greens and herbs. All of the local cuisine in today’s column was filled with such fresh flavors that can only come right to the table from a local garden. My last “dinner and a movie” experience was so much fun. A film like One Hundred Foot Journey playing in Edmonds ... »

Artfully Edmonds: Autumn is in the air! Can’t you just feel it?

Artfully Edmonds: Autumn is in the air! Can’t you just feel it?

I love that this week’s main events share the spotlight with the autumn equinox. We’ll stash our flip-flops, (Right? We will – won’t we?) polish our boots, brush off our little black dresses and have our tuxedos pressed. The drum roll for the 2014-15 performance season is about to begin. Regular readers of this column know that I begin every third-Thursday edition with news of Art Walk Edmonds (AW... »

Edmonds Military Wire: Is human trafficking necessary for mission success?

Edmonds Military Wire: Is human trafficking necessary for mission success?

Let me first set the stage before I share what I’m about to share – in order to complete most large-scale missions, it takes many hands to do so. Not only are the men and women who serve in uniform necessary, but so are countless “behind the scenes” civilians. What is traditionally not asked is how those civilians became a part of the mission. In my years in the service, I never once considered as... »

Bird Lore: Red-breasted Nuthatch

Bird Lore: Red-breasted Nuthatch

Edmonds is within the year-round range of the Red-breasted Nuthatch, as is much of Washington, including the mountains. Unless you see it at your bird feeders, you may overlook this nuthatch until it wanders down the trunk of a conifer towards the ground. The Red-breasted Nuthatch prefers mature conifer forests for both foraging and nesting. Its signature posture is head first as it works its way ... »

Edmonds Kind of Play: School year in full swing — and so are fun outside-of-school options

Edmonds Kind of Play: School year in full swing — and so are fun outside-of-school options

A little over a week into the school year and we’ve already had to stop using one new water bottle cause it leaked, get glasses for one kid, and find out that same kid’s new school shoes have begun to hurt his feet. Last year, in the same span of time, it was a backpack that didn’t fit the new binders he used, a lunchbox that couldn’t hold his water bottle, along with the shoe issue, except those ... »

Artfully Edmonds: Time to raise the curtain on 2014-15 performance season

Artfully Edmonds: Time to raise the curtain on 2014-15 performance season

It’s that time of year — when Edmonds raises the curtain on its upcoming performance arts schedule. And we have a dazzling 2014-15 lineup waiting in the wings – and already on stage – with The Phoenix Theatre leading the way with its early season opener, “Rumors” by Neil Simon. The Driftwood Players will follow in quickstep with its upcoming offering, “Night Watch” by Lucille Fletcher, a dra... »

Edmonds Military Wire: First Responders Contest being hosted by Josh Cellars Wine and Gary Sinise Foundation

Edmonds Military Wire: First Responders Contest being hosted by Josh Cellars Wine and Gary Sinise Foundation

If you or someone you know is a First Responder, you’ll want to read this article. Josh Cellars Wine and The Gary Sinise Foundation proudly announced on Monday, August 18, anyone from a local community can go online and nominate a deserving first responder to receive a $10,000 grant for their organization. Five local responder groups from across the United States will each receive a grant from Jos... »

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Best Korean cuisine around found in Edmonds

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Best Korean cuisine around found in Edmonds

We are extremely fortunate to have the absolute best Korean food available in the greater Seattle area, right within our Edmonds city limits! Our family gets withdrawal symptoms if we do not have Kim chi every week. For inquiring minds…Here is the scoop on coffee vending machines that are a fixture at the front of most every Korean restaurant. A courtesy item, most give you a small cup of steaming... »

Bird Lore: Great Blue Heron

Bird Lore: Great Blue Heron

If there is an ambassador from the avian world to the human world, it is the Great Blue Heron. It is widespread and is North America’s largest heron. It is the heron we all notice. LeRoy’s flight photo, taken at the Edmonds marsh, conveys the size and wingspread of this bird. The Great Blue Heron breeds in colonies, typically in trees near water. The nest is a platform of sticks, broug... »

Edmonds Kind of Play: From dance to paddle boards to birding, events for kids galore

Edmonds Kind of Play: From dance to paddle boards to birding, events for kids galore

The contradictions of parenting are never more apparent to me than when it’s time to go back to school. Simultaneously wanting the kids out of your hair and under your wing is such a confusing thing. The last week or two of summer, most camps and programs are finished, leaving a gap in care between summer, activities and a school routine. When you are working, this is tricky because getting one to... »

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Pesto perfection

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Pesto perfection

Right now my garden continues to bring me daily treats. We’ve had enough heat that I am enjoying warm tomatoes right off the vine….as well as zucchini, cucumbers, beans, and delicious carrots. We are even starting to get a second crop of raspberries! But I know school is about to start again when my basil plants are overwhelming me. So what do I like to do? Make pesto and freeze it for... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Literary Walk set for Sept. 13

Artfully Edmonds brief: Literary Walk set for Sept. 13

Saturday, Sept. 13 ~ 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Chapter by Chapter: an Edmonds Literary Walk for readers and writers Edmonds’ EPIC Group Writers invites the public to take part in “Chapter by Chapter: an Edmonds Literary Walk” which will take readers and writers on a literary sampler starting at the Edmonds Library and proceeding to the EdCC Conference Center, Edmonds Bookshop, and Hazel Miller Plaza. The ... »

Edmonds Beauty: Late-summer favorites to enjoy

Edmonds Beauty: Late-summer favorites to enjoy

Part 1 of 2 Hi everyone! First off, let me start by saying how sorry I am for being MIA these last few months. I personally read so many articles, blogs, catch-up on YouTube videos and when people go weeks, let alone months without posting — I go crazy! But in all honestly, life happens. These last couple of months, the amount of homework, school and my job have been my main focus. But writi... »

Artfully Edmonds: Lots to wine about as Driftwood Players prepares to open season, and more events

Artfully Edmonds: Lots to wine about as Driftwood Players prepares to open season, and more events

Driftwood Players Updates and Reminders! Driftwood Players Wade James Theatre 950 Main St. The Edmonds Driftwood Players comes to “Artfully Edmonds” this week with loads of Opening Season news and exciting announcements. _ _ _ _ Partnership with Coldwell Banker Bain Broker a Win/Win Coldwell Banker Bain Broker Wayne Purser surprised Edmonds Driftwood Players (DWP) Board President Carissa Meisner S... »

Edmonds Booktalk: Still time for some late summer reading

Edmonds Booktalk: Still time for some late summer reading

Just because it’s already Labor Day doesn’t mean you have to give up on your Summer Reading! All kinds of great books and series have been quite popular this summer, and there is still plenty of time to read! Great series for young readers: “The Last Dogs” by Christopher Holt. Book #4, “Journey’s End,” was just released June 1. “Imaginary Veterinary” by Suzanne Selfors. Book # 4, “The Order ... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Early call for Northwest School Art

Pieces by Northwest School artists Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Guy Anderson and Kenneth Callahan are requested for a juried exhibition at the Edmonds Arts Festival Museum in November. The juried exhibition is sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, Edmonds Bookshop, and The Edmonds Arts Commission. The unique characteristic that sets these artists apart is that they lived, worked and pla... »

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