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Edmonds police release sketch of suspect in attempted robbery, sexual assault

Edmonds police release sketch of suspect in attempted robbery, sexual assault

Edmonds police have released a sketch of the suspect in the attempted robbery and sexual assault of an Edmonds Community College exchange student who was attacked in the Lake Ballinger neighborhood last week. According to Assistant Chief of Police Don Anderson, detectives worked with the victim and witness over the weekend to develop the composite sketch. The student had just gotten off a Communit... »

Reminder: Get hopping to Edmonds Easter egg hunts Saturday

Reminder: Get hopping to Edmonds Easter egg hunts Saturday

If you’re looking for Easter Egg hunts in Edmonds, here are two annual events that are sure to please the little ones — and both are happening on Saturday, April 19. At 9 a.m., the Edmonds Lutheran Church will be sponsoring its 18th annual Easter Egg Hunt, featuring over 20,000 plastic Easter eggs filled with stickers, candy and small toys, 400 baskets and 300 golden eggs. Singer and s... »

Edmonds Kind of Play: At your wit’s end with spring break? Try these ideas

Edmonds Kind of Play: At your wit’s end with spring break? Try these ideas

As spring break winds down, its effect on our family is becoming more evident. My 4-year-old has informed me that he doesn’t want to live here as I am apparently a buzz kill who sometimes shuts the new mini-van doors without the “help” of little hands and doesn’t condone disrupting every situation we walk into. Harsh, I know. For the 8-year-old, his stories from camp are including more and more wo... »

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Another Indian restaurant set to open at old Skippers Friday

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Another Indian restaurant set to open at old Skippers Friday

The Copper Coffee Pot Indian Bar and Grill plans to open Friday, says owner VK Padmanabha. It’s located at 102 Main St., in the spot formerly held by Vatika Indian Cuisine. There’s a new paint job, and the inside has been completely renovated. In a nice touch, Padmanabha kept the restaurant’s distinctive portholes, a homage to the original Skippers. In 2010, you might recall, the Edmonds City Coun... »

Edmonds Booktalk: Celebrate National Poetry Month

Edmonds Booktalk: Celebrate National Poetry Month

Happy Spring! The sun, when it makes an appearance, feels warm. The tulips in my flower pot are blooming. And it is light out — clear until after 7p.m., even! Don’t you love that part? April is National Poetry Month. And we will be celebrating at The Bookshop. For our Third Thursday Art Walk festivities we will have many poets in the house, reading their very own poetry, live! To us! See jus... »

This Month in Edmonds History: Museum receives significant donation

This Month in Edmonds History: Museum receives significant donation

My Edmonds News is proud to present a monthly look at Edmonds history, straight from the archives of the Edmonds Historical Museum. For the month of April, we’ll revisit the days of Edmonds’ founding. In its 40-year history, the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical and Society and Museum has collected thousands of historic artifacts, documents and photographs. Together, these items tell the s... »

Westgate Elementary students put leadership skills on display

Westgate Elementary students put leadership skills on display

People usually think of leaders as the people in the public eye, delivering speeches and directing teams of people to accomplish a task. But Westgate Elementary School’s “Leader in Me” approach to learning cultivates and develops leadership qualities in all of its students, even those that prefer not to be in the spotlight. On Thursday, March 27, students and community members piled into the Edmon... »

Edmonds-Woodway string quartet joins touring Beatles musical

Edmonds-Woodway string quartet joins touring Beatles musical

When the touring show “In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles” comes to the Edmonds Center for the Arts on June 4, be on the lookout for two quartets — not just one. The Edmonds-Woodway High School string quartet will be joining the professional actors on stage to add an element of orchestral texture to the evening. Here’s the rundown, according to an a... »

On 59th ballot, Edmonds City Council appoints Thomas Mesaros to vacant seat

On 59th ballot, Edmonds City Council appoints Thomas Mesaros to vacant seat

During a Feb. 4 interview with the Edmonds City Council, Thomas Mesaros said that if the council chose to appointment him to Position 6 seat left vacant with the retirement of Frank Yamamoto, he would like his legacy to be bringing unity to the council governing process. It appears that Mesaros will have his chance to do just that. After the council was deadlocked during two previous council meeti... »

Will third time be a charm Tuesday night for filling vacant Edmonds City Council seat?

The Edmonds City Council is set to try a third time this Tuesday, March 11 to fill the Position 6 seat that has been vacant since the end of December. After taking votes at two previous meetings that ended in a 3-3 deadlock, the council was scheduled to try again at its Feb. 25 meeting, but instead agreed to take a two-week break, giving councilmembers extra time to interview candidates in the poo... »

Artfully Edmonds: Irreverent theatre, Broadway roast, Madrona’s ‘Oz’ in store for you

Artfully Edmonds: Irreverent theatre, Broadway roast, Madrona’s ‘Oz’ in store for you

Coming Soon! Greater Tuna Wade James Theatre 950 Main St., Edmonds Thursday, Friday, Saturday ~ March 13-15 at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 16 ~ 2 p.m. A TIPs Production by The Driftwood Players Written by Jaston Williams, Ed Howard, and Joe Sears “Greater Tuna” is an irreverent look at small town morals and mores. The Texas small town-themed production debuted in Austin in 1981 and the following year pre... »

Giving Voice: Catching up with Northwest artist Michelle Bear

Giving Voice: Catching up with Northwest artist Michelle Bear

In a world that is growing increasingly louder with the noise of progress and technology, it is often hard to hear when others are speaking. Washington artist Michelle Bear believes she can give a voice to those who can’t be heard. More specifically, through her art she aims to give the natural world a visual voice. When I met with Michelle at the Baicha Tearoom in Edmonds, it was a cold grey day.... »

Edmonds-Woodway grad partners with fellow MIT student to help man with MS

Edmonds-Woodway grad partners with fellow MIT student to help man with MS

Retired physics professor Michael Ogg has multiple sclerosis, which has made it impossible for him to use his arms and legs. But a device designed and built by MIT student Alex Springer, a 2012 Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate, and another MIT student could make the New Jersey man’s life a lot easier and safer. Ogg could already steer the wheelchair via a device he could move with his ch... »

Scene in Edmonds: Jubilation after girls basketball victory

Scene in Edmonds: Jubilation after girls basketball victory

Kristin Nealey Meier, aunt to E-W player Maddy Nealey, sent along these photos taken following the Edmonds-Woodway High School girls basketball team’s dramatic 66-65 victory over Eastlake Saturday night, which put the Warriors into the regional round of the state 4A basketball playoffs next weekend. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association on Sunday announced the draw for the re... »

Artfully Edmonds: Zinc ready to ‘make your world fun,’ plus gallery shows and live theater

Artfully Edmonds: Zinc ready to ‘make your world fun,’ plus gallery shows and live theater

This week’s featured galleries Zinc Art + Interiors, Laura Zeck 102 3rd Avenue, Edmonds In December, I heard from my husband that a new gallery had opened downtown next to Corry’s Cleaning Service and I was looking forward to checking it out. That opportunity came the following week as I drove past and noticed that the lights were on, providing an expansive view into a marvelously open, bright spa... »

Reminder: Mayor Earling’s State of the City Address Thursday morning

Reminder: Mayor Earling’s State of the City Address Thursday morning

Mark your calendars for Thursday, Feb. 20 for the 2014 State of the City Address presented by Mayor Dave Earling. Earling will discuss the challenges and triumphs of the past year and strategies for 2014 and beyond. Joining the Mayor are local community leaders,Carolyn Douglas of Carolyn Douglas Communications and Carl Zapora, Superintendent of Verdant Health Commission. The two will provide openi... »

Dayton/Railroad Avenue rail crossing to be closed starting Tuesday morning

Dayton/Railroad Avenue rail crossing to be closed starting Tuesday morning

Here’s a follow-up to the photo we posted last week about BNSF’s planned repair of the Dayton/Railroad Avenue rail crossing, which had originally been scheduled for last week. BNSF has installed an electronic sign at the crossing in question, announcing the work will now start Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 7 a.m. and run through 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. To recap the reason for the repairs, fro... »

What’s open and closed in Edmonds on Presidents Day

What’s open and closed in Edmonds on Presidents Day

The nation honors all those who have served in the country’s highest office on Monday, Feb. 17. Here is what’s open and operating, and what isn’t, on Presidents Day: City of Edmonds facilities – all closed. Public and private schools – all closed; Edmonds School District schools are also closed on Tuesday, Feb. 18, for a teacher non-contract day. Edmonds Library – closed Edmonds and Perinnville Po... »

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Take heart with these romantic dining ideas

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Take heart with these romantic dining ideas

Friday is Valentine’s Day. Edmonds restaurants are hopping on this special day, and many of them are already booked in advance. If we missed your restaurant, please email restaurantnews@myedmondsnews.com. American Brewing Co.: The Decadence Chocolate Imperial Stout will be offered on Valentine’s Day. Skip Madsen call it “dark, sensuous and mouthwatering.” Anthony’s Homeport: The restaurant with th... »

Esperance Park ideas include off-leash dog area, community garden

Esperance Park ideas include off-leash dog area, community garden

On Thursday night, the Friends of Esperance Park met with the Snohomish County parks staff to discuss potential plans for upgrading Esperance Park. Esperance Park is located in unincorporated Edmonds, on 80th Avenue West between 224th Street Southwest and 222nd Street Southwest. Based on previous meetings with the Friends of Esperance Park, the Snohomish County parks staff had determined that the ... »

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