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City launches new website to promote Edmonds tourism and events

City launches new website to promote Edmonds tourism and events

The City of Edmonds has launched a new website highlighting attractions and events. The www.visitedmonds.com site went live this week with the goal of better promoting tourism in Edmonds. The site is part of a larger tourism promotion campaign that includes strategic advertising across a variety of media, a comprehensive community calendar, and social media. “Edmonds is a charming, stunning waterf... »

Starbucks asking for drive-through in Westgate neighborhood

Starbucks asking for drive-through in Westgate neighborhood

Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee has been issued a building permit for a new coffee shop adjacent to the Walgreen’s  store on Edmonds Way in the Westgate neighborhood, according to Shane Hope, City of Edmonds Director of Development Services. According to Hope, Starbucks has expressed a desire to add a drive-through window to the new store, but this is not included in the existing building per... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: ECA celebrates the season with holiday specials

Artfully Edmonds brief: ECA celebrates the season with holiday specials

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) will be celebrating the Season with these Holiday Specials: The ECA House has been filling very quickly for each performance in this year’s line-up! Don’t be left out. On Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28, you can purchase tickets online and they will waive the ticketing fees. Follow this link to Thanksgiving savings. – – – – Purchase f... »

Edmonds Center for Arts contemplating what to do about Bill Cosby appearance next year

Edmonds Center for Arts contemplating what to do about Bill Cosby appearance next year

Leadership and board members of the Edmonds Center for the Arts “are engaged in an internal dialogue” regarding Bill Cosby’s scheduled appearance at ECA next April, according to the ECA’s executive director. Cosby has come under fire following a series of sexual assault allegations made by multiple women. Tacoma’s Broadway Center for the Performing Arts announced Frid... »

Salish Sea Brewing to celebrate first anniversary in Edmonds Saturday

Salish Sea Brewing to celebrate first anniversary in Edmonds Saturday

The Salish Sea Brewing Company is celebrating its first anniversary this Saturday, Nov 22. The establishment, located at 518 Dayton St., will be open Saturday from noon-11 p.m. Enjoy Happy Hour all weekend long, Friday through Sunday. $1-off pints, $2-off growler fills. There will also be hourly raffles for prizes Saturday. In addition, Salish Sea is offering special $50-off Lifetime Founders Club... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Dandylyon Drama partners with Edmonds’ Phoenix Theatre

Dandylyon Drama, which brings after-school drama clubs and large-scale school musicals to students who may not typically have access to these types of performing arts programs, is partnering with The Phoenix Theatre to provide a mid-winter break camp to third through sixth graders. The camp program, titled “The American Voice” will take place the week of Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Registration for the... »

Artfully Edmonds special: Phoenix Theatre gala raises $8,600

Artfully Edmonds special: Phoenix Theatre gala raises $8,600

Devotees of The Phoenix Theatre laughed and applauded to the tune of $8,600 this past Thursday night during the comedy theatre’s first-ever fundraising gala. The words, “By Invitation Only” bannered the event, staged in the dazzling lobby of Edmonds Center for The Arts. The gala, a brainchild of Artistic Director Melanie Calderwood, featured a tribute to “The First Five” Theatre Angels; both live ... »

Art Walk Edmonds businesses partnering with food bank to fight hunger — and you can help

Art Walk Edmonds businesses partnering with food bank to fight hunger — and you can help

Lourdes Becker spent six hours last Sunday with a very cold hose in her hand, washing the mud off 1,400 pounds of donated squash. Her efforts will add to the stocks of food available to those in need of food assistance in the Edmonds area. A team of volunteers drove up to a farm near Snohomish where a portion of a field had been set aside to provide food banks an opportunity to harvest squash and ... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmonds celebrates its own Northwest School artists

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmonds celebrates its own Northwest School artists

Luminaries of the Edmonds art community joined celebrants and local dignitaries at the Frances Anderson Center Thursday evening in a boisterous exhibit opening featuring the work of Northwest School artists Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, Guy Anderson; as well as the art of Pacific Northwest artists James Martin and Helmi Dagmar Juvonen. The exhibit, a collaborative effort of the Edmo... »

Now on My Edmonds News TV: 2014 Scarecrow Festival winners announced

Now on My Edmonds News TV: 2014 Scarecrow Festival winners announced

The winners of the Edmonds Museum Scarecrow contest were announced at a reception held at the Edmonds Museum Monday evening, Nov. 4. Congratulations to: 1) Category: Business In Bowl Winner: Windermere Real Estate Scarecrow Name: “Frozen” in Edmonds 2) Category: Business Outside Bowl Winner: Lynnwood Honda Scarecrow Name: Scrappy 3) Category: Residential Winner: Shannon and Kevin Black Scarecrow N... »

Richard Thompson wows ECA crowd with lush playing style

Richard Thompson wows ECA crowd with lush playing style

While Saturday night’s windstorm was battering the city, those inside the Edmonds Center for the Arts were being blown away by the sound and fury of Richard Thompson’s guitar. Opening with the bitter tale of heartbreak, “When the Spell Is Broken,” all the more haunting with an echo effect, Thompson followed with a punchy version of “Stony Ground” and the wistful “The Ghost of You Walks” before say... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Fullness Circles appoints Schaefer communications director

Artfully Edmonds brief: Fullness Circles appoints Schaefer communications director

Manya Vee, co-owner of MaJe Gallery on Main Street and director of “The Fullness Circles Foundation,” announces the appointment of artist Suzanne Schaefer as communications director. “The Fullness Circle Foundation is excited to welcome Suzanne aboard . . . She has been very enthusiastic about the Foundation’s work from the very beginning,” says Vee. Fullness Circles were inspired by the wri... »

Edmonds School District Jazz Symposium set for Saturday

Edmonds School District Jazz Symposium set for Saturday

Jazz lovers in the community are invited to attend the Edmonds School District Jazz Symposium in the Mountlake Terrace High School Theater this Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. This event is free but you are welcome to make a nominal donation. This event consists of local Big Bands (high schools and middle schools), combos and guest artists who will perform and receive feedback from j... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Driftwood directors honored with Gregory Awards

Artfully Edmonds brief: Driftwood directors honored with Gregory Awards

On Monday night, Edmonds Driftwood Players President Carissa Meisner Smit and Treasurer Kathleen Huston attended the Gregory Awards at the Moore Theater in Seattle. “We were there to support our TIPs technical director (TD) Roger Huston, and his partner in crime Doug Staley,” Kathleen Huston says. “See, Roger wears two hats….he is the TIPS TD and also the manages a small 50-seat theate... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Just added to ECA lineup — ETHEL and Hey Marseilles

Artfully Edmonds brief: Just added to ECA lineup — ETHEL and Hey Marseilles

Exciting news from Edmonds Center for The Arts! These brand new listings have been added to the ECA line-up. There’s a reason that Edmonds is fast becoming the Arts and Events destination of Puget Sound: Edmonds Center for The Arts 410 4th Ave. ETHEL plus Kaki King Thursday, Oct. 30 ~ 7:30 p.m. Described as “indefatigable and eclectic” (The New York Times) and “vital and brillian... »

My Edmonds News TV Ghost Story: ‘The Woman in White’

My Edmonds News TV Ghost Story: ‘The Woman in White’

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Artfully Edmonds review: A gravely impeccable reincarnation of ‘Blithe Spirit’

Artfully Edmonds review: A gravely impeccable reincarnation of ‘Blithe Spirit’

“Blithe Spirit”, now playing at The Phoenix Theatre, brought out a crowd of spirited well-wishers for Friday’s opening night. Noel Coward’s 1941 British comedy about matters concerning The Other Side of the grave couldn’t be a better selection for this time of year. Known for its motto, “comedy without all the drama,” The Phoenix Theatre revels in farcical humor, pranks, slapstick, parodies, and m... »

‘Annie’s Second Wind’ author at Edmonds Bookshop Saturday

‘Annie’s Second Wind’ author at Edmonds Bookshop Saturday

Author Wally Carlson will be signing his newest book, “Annie’s Second Wind,” at the Edmonds Bookshop, Saturday, Oct. 18 at noon. Barbara Kindness told My Edmonds News: “Readers of Annie’s Second Wind will delight in the lively antics of Annie Perkins, a 75-year-old who lives on Seven Sisters Island in Puget Sound with and her unusual band of acquaintances. Annie, the only living ... »

Happening nearby: Haunted Nightmare at the Nile opens Friday

Happening nearby: Haunted Nightmare at the Nile opens Friday

Jody Bossert is the producer of Haunted Nightmare at the Nile, which opens Friday, Oct. 10 at the Nile Shrine Golf Center in Mountlake Terrace. (Photos by David Pan) The curtain is about to rise on what should be one of the scariest and most fun attractions for those who love Halloween. Haunted Nightmare at the Nile is scheduled to open its month-long run on Friday, Oct. 11 at the Nile Shrine Golf... »

Taking a shine to public art in Edmonds

Taking a shine to public art in Edmonds

Public art is a big part of the Edmonds scene. From major works like the Cedar Dreams Fountain at Fifth and Main to the brass inlaid duck footprints on the Olympic Beach walkway, our public art serves to enhance and enrich the lives of all that live here. But to make sure that this art remains for future generations to enjoy, it needs to be regularly maintained. “Part of our 1% for Art Fund ... »

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