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Artfully Edmonds brief: Mountlake Terrace teacher’s novel hits No. 1 on Amazon’s eBook best seller list

Artfully Edmonds brief: Mountlake Terrace teacher’s novel hits No. 1 on Amazon’s eBook best seller list

This winter, Mountlake Terrace High School English Teacher Stephen Merlino published his fantasy novel, The Jack of Souls, and on Feb. 19 it hit No. 1 on Amazon’s Fantasy Coming of Age eBook Best Seller list. On the same day, it was No. 9 in Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories, and No. 23 in Sword & Sorcery. “I’m ecstatic!” Merlino said. “I’m not sure how long it’s been up there. My w... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Rayanne Sinclair releases third novel

Artfully Edmonds brief: Rayanne Sinclair releases third novel

Edmonds author Rayanne Sinclair has released her third novel, “Page Turner” about main character Page Holden, an aspiring concert pianist who is about to become caught up in the turbulent ’60s. Synopsis: In 1960, Page Holden leaves her small-town life behind to pursue her dream of becoming a concert pianist. She’s eventually accepted into Ohio State’s prestigious School of Music,... »

Enjoy Friday the 13th with Cupid’s Revenge at the Nile

Enjoy Friday the 13th with Cupid’s Revenge at the Nile

The organization that brings you the haunted house at the Nile Golf and Country Club is presenting the Cupid’s Revenge Massacre-ade Ball from 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13 to 2 a.m. Feb. 14. The all-ages event will feature a no-host bar (21+ ID required), DJ Deadbeat and a Body Art Competition. There will also be a costume contest where you can “unleash your inner devil.” Enjoy beer in ... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Happening nearby — children’s author at Lynnwood Library

Author Appearance Lynnwood Library 19200 44th Ave. W Sunday, Feb 8
 1-3 p.m. Author LaVona Odingo will have a book signing at the Lynnwood Library for her children’s book, “Bully Goes Down.” In her own words Odingo tells the story of “a child who is bullied and how the parents of the children involved get together to discuss why children bully, how to help them change, and how to help the victim r... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Poster art selected for 2015 Edmonds Arts Festival

Artfully Edmonds brief: Poster art selected for 2015 Edmonds Arts Festival

Take a look at vivid oil pastel drawings by award winning artist Brett Varney and feel the buoyant energy of his colorful world. The Edmonds Arts Festival is pleased to announce that his painting, Puget Sound Sighting, is the 2015 Edmonds Arts Festival poster. As a landscape artist and outdoor enthusiast, Brett enhances a scene by applying his own unique vision and ideas in order to create somethi... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Driftwood Theatre packs up for Richland — and could use your help

Artfully Edmonds brief: Driftwood Theatre packs up for Richland — and could use your help

Edmonds’ Driftwood Theatre Company is hoping to hit the road soon to participate in the Washington State Community Theater Association’s theater festival, “Kaleidoscope,” according to Board President Carissa Meisner-Smit. Held every two years, the festival draws theater companies from around the state to put on their productions and celebrate excellence in Community Theater. This year the festival... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: ‘Through Our Eyes’ now at the Edmonds Bookshop

“Through Our Eyes, duo memoirs written in gritty diary format, is now available at Edmonds Bookshop. Written by Zahava Epp and Jeni Glaze “Through Our Eyes” is a cautionary tale about two women making their way back from sexual and relationship abuse. Underwritten by the Hazel Miller Foundation, the project chronicles the questions each memoir-writer asks herself in retrospect about what led to th... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Gallery North artist reception Sunday for Daniel Neish

Artfully Edmonds brief: Gallery North artist reception Sunday for Daniel Neish

Artist Reception for Daniel Neish Sunday, Feb. 8 1 to 4 p.m. Circles – Lines – Pansies Gallery North will hold an Artist Reception this Sunday for Daniel Neish’s show titled “Circles – Lines – Pansies”. Born in England, Neish grew up in Boulder, Colorado and lives in Seattle. He teaches painting, ceramics and drawing at Edmonds Community College; having received his MFA in ceramics at the Un... »

Scene in Edmonds: Super Bowl Sunday photo gallery

Scene in Edmonds: Super Bowl Sunday photo gallery

While the final score was disappointing to Seattle fans, Seahawks supporters jammed Edmonds restaurants and bars, and many also took advantage of the opportunity to watch the game on the Edmonds Theater big screen during Super Bowl Sunday. One unexpected outcome of the big game: the Edmonds Dick’s Drive-In, which was offering a three-burgers-for-$3 special all day Sunday, actually ran out of... »

Scene in Edmonds: Hawks fans gather for Dick’s burger special

Scene in Edmonds: Hawks fans gather for Dick’s burger special

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Driftwood Players offering scholarships to theater arts students

Driftwood Players offering scholarships to theater arts students

The Edmonds Driftwood Players, a nonprofit community theater, will award scholarships of $500-$1,000 each to deserving students for Fall 2015. Scholarships can be used toward tuition at any college in the US. Student eligibility rules: Be graduating high school seniors or currently attending college. Have a permanent residence (usually where their parents live) in South Snohomish or King counties.... »

Edmonds Comedy Night review: Comedians generate laughs, dollars for schools

Edmonds Comedy Night review: Comedians generate laughs, dollars for schools

We may be having a warm winter, but the jokes from six Pacific Northwest comedians snowballed before a packed house at Edmonds Center for the Arts Friday night. Mountlake Terrace resident and nationally known comedian Kermet Apio kicked off the show after an introduction from his son, Makana Apio, a student at Terrace Park School in Mountlake Terrace. Apio, whose last name is Hawaiian, came from H... »

Dick’s invites customers ‘to go beast mode’ with burger deals Sunday

Dick’s invites customers ‘to go beast mode’ with burger deals Sunday

Seahawks fans are invited “to go beast mode” on Dick’s Drive-In burgers during Super Bowl Sunday. You can receive three cheeseburgers or hamburgers for $3 on Sunday, Feb. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 12 cent Coca-Cola products, all sizes, all day. There’s a limit of six cheeseburgers or hamburgers per customer at the discount price. The Edmonds Dick’s is located on... »

Edmonds Center for Arts says Bill Cosby’s April performance ‘postponed indefinitely’

Edmonds Center for Arts says Bill Cosby’s April performance ‘postponed indefinitely’

Updated at 5:50 p.m. Monday with further details Edmonds Center for the Arts Executive Director Joe McIalwain announced Monday that the April 17 performance featuring embattled comedian Bill Cosby “has been postponed indefinitely.” The 77-year-old Cosby has come under fire following a series of sexual assault allegations made by more than 30 women. Late last year, two other Washington ... »

‘Travels with Charlize’ author to release book next month

‘Travels with Charlize’ author to release book next month

Edmonds-based author David R. Gross announced Monday he is releasing a new book based on his popular My Edmonds News column, “Travels with Charlize: In Search of Living Alone.” “Travels with Charlize: In Search of Living Alone,” chronicles the retired veterinarian’s road trips with his new rescue dog, Charlize, after losing his wife of 52 years, Rosalie, to cancer. Th... »

Artfully Edmonds review: Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra lights up ECA — will they be back?

Artfully Edmonds review: Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra lights up ECA — will they be back?

The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra (SRJO), which has established concert-season schedules at both Seattle’s Benaroya Hall and the Kirkland Performance Hall, has recently been eyeing Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) as a possible venue for expanding its audience base. At ECA last night the renowned orchestra had a shot at capturing the hearts of Edmonds jazz lovers with its performance of “Quinc... »

Cascade Symphony Orchestra benefits from partnership with Coldwell Banker Bain

Cascade Symphony Orchestra benefits from partnership with Coldwell Banker Bain

Coldwell Banker Bain real estate broker Wayne Purser has formed a unique partnership with Cascade Symphony Orchestra and has recently made a donation in an effort to help raise money for the non-profit organization. Each time a Cascade Symphony Orchestra member — or a friend or relative of a member — buys or sells a home with Purser, he will donate an amount equal to 10 percent of his ... »

Scene in Edmonds: Local author draws a crowd to Edmonds Bookshop

Scene in Edmonds: Local author draws a crowd to Edmonds Bookshop

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Scene in Edmonds: Emotion through sculpture

Scene in Edmonds: Emotion through sculpture

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Just Announced: ECA offering 25 percent off tickets to the Martha Redbone Roots Project

Just Announced: ECA offering 25 percent off tickets to the Martha Redbone Roots Project

Edmonds Center for the Arts 410 4th Ave. N. Thursday, Jan. 15 7:30 p.m. Martha Redbone, the “charismatic indie-soul diva” (Time Out New York), will be at the ECA Thursday night, Jan. 15, performing smokin’ soul, hot jazz and even a little stomp-chant! An Independent Music Award-winning musician of Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee and African- American descent, Redbone burst onto the scene at the 2... »

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