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Snohomish County dispatch centers testing text to 9-1-1 capabilities

Snohomish County 9-1-1 centers are in the testing phase of a service that would allow people to text 9-1-1 in circumstances in which calling for help is impossible or dangerous for the caller. SNOCOM 9-1-1 begins testing this week. SNOPAC plans to test later in the year. It’s unknown at this time how long the testing phase will last. Once testing is complete, the public will be notified. Local dis... »

Free electronics and paper shredding event in Lynnwood April 11

 A free paper shredding and electronics recycling event is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 at Windermere Real Estate, 18811-28th Ave. W., Ste. J, in Lynnwood (next to See’s Candy at Alderwood Mall). Paper shredding will run from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. while electronics recycling will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All recycling services are free and proceeds from recycled raw materials will fund operations... »

Reminder: You can now purchase prints of My Edmonds News photographs

Reminder: You can now purchase prints of My Edmonds News photographs

Many of our readers come to My Edmonds News for the photos, and we’re pleased to report that you can now order your favorites to enjoy at home, at work or even to give as gifts. My Edmonds News has partnered with Edmonds-based Magic Photo to provide high-quality prints, and you can order from the selection in the online gallery at this link. (Note that each of the photos showing, with titles... »

Scene in Edmonds: Cub Scouts make the news

Scene in Edmonds: Cub Scouts make the news

My Edmonds News hosted a group of first-grade Cub Scouts and their older siblings from several Edmonds elementary schools Saturday afternoon, helping them learn more about the news media on their way to earning a Tiger Badge. The group is led by Jared Johnson, Tiger Den Leader, Pack 300, based out of Westgate Elementary School. Cub Scouts attending were Asher Johnson, Daniel Olivares, Rafael Oliva... »

Floretum Garden Club offering scholarship to horticultural students

Each year, Floretum Garden Club of Edmonds offers a scholarship to a high school graduate, a community college student, or an individual planning a career in a horticultural field. The scholarship recipient may attend any community college, college, technical school or university in Washington state during the year following the award. Selection is based on the following criteria: · Interest in ho... »

Dine at Taco Time Sunday and benefit Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County

Dine at Taco Time Sunday and benefit Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County

Eat at any of these three South Snohomish County Taco Time restaurants on Sunday, March 29 and net proceeds from sales at all three locations will be donated to Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. The locations are: Edmonds: 23904 Highway 99 Lynnwood: 4424 196th St. S.W. Martha Lake: 1010 164th St. S.W. You can learn more and also make a donation to Domestic Violence Services of Snohom... »

Premera negligent in data breach, five lawsuits claim

Premera Blue Cross is facing five class-action lawsuits and continuing questions from top officials since the health insurer disclosed a major data breach last week. The suits, filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle on behalf of Premera customers from Washington, Nevada and Massachusetts, make similar complaints: that Premera was negligent, breached its contract with customers, violated the Washi... »

Senator Cantwell introduces bill to toughen oil tank car rules

Senator Cantwell introduces bill to toughen oil tank car rules

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) was joined by Senate Democrats including Washington Senator Patty Murray in supporting a bill that would ban older style tank cars from carrying crude oil anywhere in the United State. Oil train traffic is a growing issue in Edmonds. Up to three trains per day currently pass through our community, and according to BNSF spokesperson Gus Melonas this is exp... »

Michael Reagan recognized as ‘citizen hero’ through Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

Michael Reagan recognized as ‘citizen hero’ through Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

Edmonds artist and Vietnam veteran Michael Reagan, founder of the non-profit Fallen Heroes Project, was one of three honorees recognized Wednesday, March 25, by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation through its 2015 Citizen Honors Program. Reagan and two other honorees — Alton Brieske and John Meis — were selected from 20 finalists for their acts of courage and selflessness. They... »

Clothes For Kids Transforming Lives Breakfast raises more than $29,000

Clothes For Kids Transforming Lives Breakfast raises more than $29,000

More than $29,000 in donations and pledges — a new record — were collected during the 2015 Clothes for Kids Transforming Lives breakfast earlier this month, with online and mail-in donations still coming in, according to a Clothes for Kids announcement Tuesday. Thanks to the event’s sponsors, 100 percent of those donations will go directly to Clothes For Kids, the announcement said. Cl... »

Time and weather claim Brackett’s Landing Orca

Time and weather claim Brackett’s Landing Orca

The Brackett’s Landing wooden Orca, a fixture at the park since 1994, is no more. According to Edmonds Parks and Recreation Director Carrie Hite, the “wood was very old and rotted. We didn’t realize how badly deteriorated it had become, until it just fell over.” That was on March 11. The Orca was the work of Edmonds artist John Hurley, who had recently repainted it despite ... »

A special gift of ‘Frozen’ from a Holly House supporter

A special gift of ‘Frozen’ from a Holly House supporter

At the recent gala and auction for Holly House, which provides holiday gifts for children in need in the Edmonds School District, supporter Arlene James was the winning bidder on a 15-piece Disney “Frozen”-themed bedroom set that included a comforter, throw blanket, pillow cases, canopy, bulletin board and lamp. James does not have any children of her own, so friends were wondering wha... »

Reminder: Kaylee Tilton to speak at Friends of Edmonds Library meeting Thursday

Reminder: Kaylee Tilton to speak at Friends of Edmonds Library meeting Thursday

Music therapist Kaylee Tilton, born and raised in Edmonds, will be the featured speaker Thursday, March 26, during the Friends of the Edmonds Library meeting, in the upstairs library Plaza Room, 650 Main Street. The meeting starts with coffee and snacks at 1 p.m. followed by the speaker at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. Tilton is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and is currently... »

Scene at the beach cleanup

Scene at the beach cleanup

Photographer Ting Zhang sent along these shots and a note: “Beach cleanup, low tide. At least 10 golf balls were found on the beach north of Brackett’s Landing.” »

Sponsor spotlight: Bastyr Natural Medicine Clinic at the Edmonds Senior Center

Sponsor spotlight: Bastyr Natural Medicine Clinic at the Edmonds Senior Center

My Edmonds News provides this “Sponsor Spotlight,” to offer added exposure for our valued sponsors. Thanks to their support, we are able to cover our expenses and we encourage our readers to, in turn, support them as well. Today’s spotlight is on the Bastyr Natural Medicine Clinic, now seeing patients of all ages at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Treatments may include dietary ... »

Artists invited to enter Puget Sound Bird Fest poster contest

Artists invited to enter Puget Sound Bird Fest poster contest

Puget Sound area artists are invited to submit original artwork representative of Puget Sound birdlife to be used on the 2015 Puget Sound Bird Fest poster for promotion of the event taking place Sept. 11-13 in Edmonds. A $200 prize, sponsored by Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, will be awarded to the winner. No photography or digital art will be accepted. Entries will be judged by one judge from ... »

Deadline May 8 to nominate 2014 Edmonds Citizen of the Year

Nominations are being accepted for the 22nd Annual Edmonds Citizen of the Year award, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Edmonds to recognize a person (or persons) for their community service. The deadline to submit is Friday, May 8. Nominees may be a civic-minded citizen active in civic affairs, community activities and/or business pursuits. It is open to individuals as volunteers or professionals ... »

Snohomish County PUD rates to increase in April

Snohomish County PUD rates to increase in April

Snohomish County PUD rates will increase for residential customers by 1.7 percent, effective April 1. The rate increase for residential customers is less than the overall PUD rate increase of 1.9 percent. PUD said that the rate increase covers system maintenance and improvements, ongoing modernization of the electrical grid, renewable energy projects and inflation. The average residential customer... »

In comments to state, Port of Edmonds takes stand against increasing Harbor Square buffers

In comments to state, Port of Edmonds takes stand against increasing Harbor Square buffers

As the deadline nears for comments on an update to the Edmonds Shoreline Management Program, the Port of Edmonds reiterated Friday that it is strongly opposed to a City of Edmonds proposal to increase the size of setbacks and buffers around the Edmonds Marsh, located adjacent to the port-owned and -managed Harbor Square business complex. “From the port’s perspective, expanded buffers/setbacks will... »

EdCC Auction and Gala to feature guest celebrity chef Bobby Moore

EdCC Auction and Gala to feature guest celebrity chef Bobby Moore

Edmonds Community College Foundation Presents a Star Gazing Soirée at their annual gala and auction on April 25, featuring guest celebrity chef Bobby Moore, Executive Chef of the Barking Frog at Willows Lodge. Chef Moore will oversee the gala event’s dinner menu and work with students in the college’s highly-regarded culinary arts program. This is the 29th year of the EdCC ‘A Vintage E... »

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