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

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

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Backpacking through Asia: Diving into Thailand

Backpacking through Asia: Diving into Thailand

Editor’s note:  2010 Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate Karisa Gurtiza received her business administration-marketing degree in June from Western Washington University. Before entering  the job market, she is taking time off for a six-month backpacking trip throughout Southeast Asia, accompanied by her boyfriend Matt.  We will post her occasional reports of their adventures here. Although ... »

Edmonds’ Frog Lady featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Edmonds’ Frog Lady featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Edmonds’ own Thayer Cueter (aka The Frog Lady) is featured in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reality Shock!,” the annual book that delivers what it describes as “the strangest, weirdest, most amazing stories from around the world.” The book notes that Cueter, featured on page 176, “has built up a collection of over 10,000 items of frog-related memorabilia, i... »

Edmonds Fashion: Usher in fall with neutral colors

Edmonds Fashion: Usher in fall with neutral colors

My Edmonds News is pleased to welcome our new Edmonds Fashion columnist, Joy Rai. At this time of year summer unofficially comes to an end, kids go back to school and as we transition, so should our wardrobe. Neutrals seem to be one of the fashion trends this fall, but knowing how to wear them can be a little tricky. Many of us still follow that old rule of “no white” after Labor Day; throw that o... »

Edmonds brain cancer survivor to participate in Saturday fundraising walk

Edmonds brain cancer survivor to participate in Saturday fundraising walk

An Edmonds resident who has survived two bouts with brain cancer will be participating in her fourth Seattle Brain Cancer Walk this Saturday, Sept. 20, in Seattle. Monica Ledgett was diagnosed four years ago while her husband was out of state training for the Army National Guard and her daughter was 3 months old. She is now in remission. This is the seventh anniversary of the walk, defined as R... »

Edmonds-Woodway, Edmonds CC grad also competing for Miss Washington USA title

Edmonds-Woodway, Edmonds CC grad also competing for Miss Washington USA title

We ran a story recently about Melanie Herring, who is representing Edmonds in the Miss Washington USA pageant in October.  Another local woman competing in that pageant is 23-year-old Jane Stone, a 2009 Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate who received her degree in business administration from Edmonds Community College. She began her career as an employee in the banking industry, and now serves a... »

In memoriam: Robert ‘Bob’ Freeman, Edmonds environmental advocate

In memoriam: Robert ‘Bob’ Freeman, Edmonds environmental advocate

Robert “Bob” Freeman, an environmental advocate who worked tirelessly to promote sustainability issues in Edmonds, died Monday at the age of 78, following a long illness. In recent years, Mr. Freeman and his wife Janice were best known for their work to establish the all-volunteer citizen group Sustainable Edmonds. Mr. Freeman served as president of the group from its inception in 2008 until short... »

Former Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson announces retirement from Snohomish County

Former Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson announces retirement from Snohomish County

Ex-Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson is retiring from his job as Snohomish County Executive Director this October – and, according to a Snohomish County news release, “he means it this time.” Haakenson, who also served on the Edmonds City Council from 1996-1999, was Edmonds’ mayor from 2000-2010. He left in July 2010 to take a job as deputy director for then-Snohomish County Executive... »

RIP: The Dean Lawrence Memorial Kicking Tree

RIP: The Dean Lawrence Memorial Kicking Tree

It was a hot August in 1971. The familiar pre-season ‘two-a-days’ were stretching our youthful, high school, muscles into manhood, whether we liked it or not. The grass on the practice field was sweet and pungent each time our helmeted faces slammed to the turf and bounced back up when “The Coach” yelled, “Down…! Up…! Down…! Up…!” ad infi... »

Watch on My Edmonds News TV: Edmonds couple’s take on power of solar; open house set for Saturday

Watch on My Edmonds News TV: Edmonds couple’s take on power of solar; open house set for Saturday

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Edmonds woman gives back — literally — to senior center

Edmonds woman gives back — literally — to senior center

Gloria Osberg won $1,000 in a Aug. 21 money raffle drawing at the Edmonds Senior Center, but on Friday she gave half of it back. Osberg officially donated half of her winnings — $500 — to the senior center; the other half is going to the Alzheimer’s Association. According to Senior Center Program Manager Michelle Burke, for the past three years the center nets about $10,000 annually on... »

Edmonds Police Department spokesman takes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

Edmonds Police Department spokesman takes Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

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Scene in Edmonds: Winner, winner, seafood dinner

Scene in Edmonds: Winner, winner, seafood dinner

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Dance teacher from Edmonds on quest for Miss Washington USA title

Dance teacher from Edmonds on quest for Miss Washington USA title

A 25-year-old dance instructor and college student from Edmonds is in the running for the title of Miss Washington USA. Melanie Herring, who has been involved in dance since age 3, is representing Edmonds after recently moving to the area. A  business major at Northwest College in Kirkland, Herring said she was saw competing in the pageant as a way to refine her public speaking skills — some... »

Edmonds man uses music and stories to soar above disabilities

Edmonds man uses music and stories to soar above disabilities

Nick Baker is a 33-year-old Edmonds resident with a degree in music performance, a recording studio and four albums to his name. He taught himself how to play the piano starting at age 1 and began to write his own music around 2000. He performs in venues ranging from senior centers to schools, sharing his music with countless audience members. He also happens to be blind and autistic. “I started p... »

Emily Hill: My night with Robin Williams

Emily Hill: My night with Robin Williams

In 2007, I was working as a movie set Extra for the talent agency “Foreground/Background”. As I watched the job postings that summer one came in for a movie being shot in Seattle starring Robin Williams. Of course I wanted to be in that movie and excitedly let the agency know that I was available that afternoon to work as an Extra for “World’s Greatest Dad,” directed by Bobcat Go... »

Fundraising effort started for woman critically burned in Westgate house fire

Fundraising effort started for woman critically burned in Westgate house fire

My Edmonds News was contacted Wednesday night by Karen Nelson, a family friend of the Edmonds woman badly burned in Tuesday’s Westgate neighborhood house fire, letting us know about a fundraising effort to cover the victim’s medical bills. According to Nelson, Tuesday’s fire severely damaged a home owned by Richard and Sue Maddox, the former owners of the Maddox Grill in Lynnwood... »

In memoriam: John M. Taylor, who died in Edmonds bicycle accident

In memoriam: John M. Taylor, who died in Edmonds bicycle accident

The Edmonds man who died in a bicycle accident Aug. 4 has been identified by his family and friends as John M. Taylor. Mr. Taylor, 65, was just a few blocks from home on his bicycle when he went off the road in the area of 7th and Hemlock in Edmonds and struck the fence of a home. While the official report has not yet been released from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner, family friend Ervin Me... »

Scene in Edmonds: A lemonade stand story with a twist

Scene in Edmonds: A lemonade stand story with a twist

In a quiet Edmonds neighborhood, entrepreneurial sisters Shelby, Lorelei and Georgia keep alive the great American tradition of kids selling lemonade in summertime from a classic roadside stand. The cost is 25 cents per cup. As recently as last month, the girls did business using a more modern-looking table with folding legs. That was before a woman in a car stopped to tell Georgia, “I don’t want ... »

Japanese exchange students arrive in Edmonds

Japanese exchange students arrive in Edmonds

Exchange students from Hekinan, Japan were welcomed to Edmonds Friday night with a dinner and greeting from Mayor Dave Earling. The 13 students arrived Wednesday from Hekinan, Edmonds’ sister city. They will leave on Aug.18. Hekinan is Edmonds’ only sister city. “It’s wonderful to see all of the family hosts here tonight,” Earling said.” That’s such an important part of this whole experience.” Ear... »

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