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March for Babies set for Edmonds April 26; ambassador shares her journey

March for Babies set for Edmonds April 26; ambassador shares her journey

The following story was submitted by Swedish/Edmonds regarding the upcoming Snohomish County March for Babies walk, which will be held in downtown Edmonds Saturday, April 26. You can find the walk map, registration information and more at this link to our previous story. Meagan Holt is grateful every day for her curious, happy 16-month-old daughter, Madeline. Because of critical research and suppo... »

David Marty named 2014 Edmonds Arts Festival marketing poster artist

David Marty named 2014 Edmonds Arts Festival marketing poster artist

The Edmonds Arts Festival announced Friday that David Marty’s painting, “Evening at the Marina,” is the 2014 Edmonds Arts Festival poster. This image will be shown in the Festival advertisements, posters, website, and on specialty items in the Festival Store. Here’s more from the Arts Festival announcement: Like a gentle breeze breathes life into sails on a boat, David Mart... »

Scene in Edmonds: Irish eyes are smiling at Senior Center

Scene in Edmonds: Irish eyes are smiling at Senior Center

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Konkydoodle Kitchens presents: Michael Miropolsky cooks angel hair pasta with Scallops

Michael Miropolsky, conductor of the Cascade Symphony Orchestra, prepares scallops and vegetables served over angel hair pasta with Carol Kinney and Doug Lofstrom of Edmonds-based Konkydoodle Kitchens. »

This is My Job: Edmonds Community College President Jean Hernandez

This is My Job: Edmonds Community College President Jean Hernandez

Edmonds Community College President Jean Hernandez Dr. Jean Hernandez was named President of Edmonds Community College in 2011. Hernandez previously was the vice president for instruction at South Seattle Community College, where she served as the interim president and vice chancellor. She received her Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from the University... »

Edmonds’ Jan Steves hits the trail in third Iditarod race Saturday

Edmonds’ Jan Steves hits the trail in third Iditarod race Saturday

Saturday, March 1 marks the third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race for long-time Edmonds resident (and 1974 Edmonds High School grad)Jan Steves, who will again be mushing through the Alaska wilderness with her beloved team of dogs. You can follow Steve’s  975-mile trek across Alaska via her “Living My Dream” blog here. Her blog entry for Friday, Feb. 28, the day before the race, star... »

Funeral service Saturday for Ellie Bonanno

A funeral service will be held this Saturday, Feb. 1 for Ellie Bonanno, a long-time Edmonds resident who died Jan. 23, two days after being struck by a car in the 800 block of Walnut Street. The service will begin at 1 p.m. at Maplewood Presbyterian Church, 19523-84th Ave. W., Edmonds. »

Fabric of Life store to close as of Dec.31; founder to focus on online, wholesale sales

Fabric of Life store to close as of Dec.31; founder to focus on online, wholesale sales

Carol Schillios, founder of the downtown Edmonds Fabric of Life store, announced Monday that she is closing the doors of her Fair Trade shop in downtown Edmonds as of Dec. 31. Schillios, who spent 113 days on the store roof four years ago to raise money for her Fabric of Life Foundation, said she will transition her efforts to online retail and wholesale aimed at Fair Trade retailers. “The n... »

Edmonds boy making his mark with archery titles

Edmonds boy making his mark with archery titles

Edmonds resident Raymond Singkeo was just 6 years old when he began hounding his mother to learn archery. He had seen someone shoot a bow on television, and he knew that he wanted to learn how to do that, recalled his mother, Keogh Singkeo. Six months later, she finally gave in and brought him to the Next Step Archery School in Mountlake Terrace. That was nearly three years ago, and now, at the ag... »

Edmonds couple hoping to roll to victory in Roller Derby national championships

Edmonds couple hoping to roll to victory in Roller Derby national championships

By day, Elaine Helm and Chris Cossu are your everyday Edmonds couple, commuting to white-collar jobs in public relations and advertising, taking their 7-year-old son to soccer practice, paying bills and keeping up their Edmonds Bowl home. But watch out! By night, they morph into Deadline and Slick, top skaters for the all-star Bombers, part of Snohomish County’s rough and tumble Jet City Rol... »

Edmonds man loses bid to stay on ‘Jeopardy!’

Edmonds man loses bid to stay on ‘Jeopardy!’

After two days, Edmonds resident Sean Kram exited “Jeopardy!” But he did leave the show Wednesday night with a total of $29,401 in winnings earned during his two appearances. “I’m really grateful to those who have watched and supported me, and hope I was able to do Edmonds proud,” he said You can read our story here about the 2007 Edmonds-Woodway High School grad̵... »

Edmonds’ Fred Bell is a triple threat: Army pilot, world traveler — and square dancer

Edmonds’ Fred Bell is a triple threat: Army pilot, world traveler — and square dancer

For most, moving to a different continent for a job is a deal-breaker. But for Fred Bell, the risk is always worth the reward. “Never turn down an adventure,” said Bell. “My life, it’s been quite a ride.” At 87, Bell has dedicated more than two decades to the Army, serving in both World War II and Vietnam. He has lived everywhere from Nepal to Laos to Edmonds working as a cowboy, prison interrogat... »

Wanted: short-term Shoreline Community College carpool for girls visiting from Mali

Wanted: short-term Shoreline Community College carpool for girls visiting from Mali

We posted a story about Edmonds Fabric of Life store owner Carol Schillios and the store’s co-founder Kaaba Coulibaly, who visited recently from Mali, West Africa. Coulibaly returned to Mali but her teen daughters, Aicha and Hawa, are now living with Schillios and are attending Shoreline Community College. Schillios said she has been driving Aicha and Hawa to Shoreline, “because it tak... »

Edmonds man to skydive 30,000 feet for good cause Sunday

Edmonds man to skydive 30,000 feet for good cause Sunday

An Edmonds man will be doing a 30,000 foot skydive for charity on Sunday. Larry Kaminer, founder and president of the Personal Safety Training Group, hopes to raise $30,000 — a dollar for each foot — for the Millionair Club Charity by doing a High Altitude Low Opening (H.A.L.O.) parachute jump. Weather permitting, Kaminer will free fall at about 120 miles per hour before releasing a pa... »

Revisiting the story of Paula, and the children she left behind

Revisiting the story of Paula, and the children she left behind

Last December, we published the story about Paula, a woman who had lived a rough life and had died with little or no recognition. I pretty much thought the story was over at that point, but last week I received a phone call. It was from a woman who was emotional and sounded quite sad. She said that she didn’t know Paula but that she and her partner, Rachel, had adopted two of Paula’s b... »

Music is therapy for EWHS jazz standout Kyle Brooks

Music is therapy for EWHS jazz standout Kyle Brooks

The best wake-up call for Kyle Brooks during the school year starts at 6:30 a.m., when he and the other members of the Edmonds-Woodway High School jazz band start practice. “It’s a good way to get the morning started,” Brooks says. “After that, we go to classical band wind symphony for another hour and a half. Then school starts.” It must be a long day but he doesn’t mind. At 18, he has been playi... »

This is My Job: Renee Kaufer, Gates Foundation

This is My Job: Renee Kaufer, Gates Foundation

My Edmonds News presents a new feature: This is My Job, which will highlight interesting occupations of Edmonds residents. Want to nominate someone for a future profile? Email details, including person’s contact information, to teresa@myedmondsnews.com What is your job title and what do you do? My title is Operations Manager, Africa at the Gates Foundation and I manage the operational and bu... »

E-W runner finishes fourth in Seafair Torchlight Parade

E-W runner finishes fourth in Seafair Torchlight Parade

Congratulations to Edmonds-Woodway High School student Miler Haller, who finished fourth among male participants in Seattle’s Seafair Torchlight Run Saturday night. The cross country and track standout, who will be a junior at EWHS this fall, completed the 8K course with a time of 26:43. Miler is making quite a name for himself in Seattle runs. We posted this photo of Miler earlier this summ... »

Celebrity sighting for Edmonds residents traveling in England

Celebrity sighting for Edmonds residents traveling in England

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Edmonds man appointed as Snohomish County Corrections Bureau Chief

Edmonds man appointed as Snohomish County Corrections Bureau Chief

Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary has appointed Edmonds resident Jeff Miller to serve as Corrections Bureau Chief. Miller is a 30-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office. As Corrections Bureau Chief, he is responsible for overseeing detention services (the booking, custody and release of inmates) and support services divisions (the transportation, medical services, and classification of inmates, as... »

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