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Plummeting gas prices helping South Snohomish County consumers, school district save money

Plummeting gas prices helping South Snohomish County consumers, school district save money

As oil prices drop to five year lows, plummeting gas prices are welcome news to cash strapped consumers, businesses, and local governments in south Snohomish County. The price per barrel of oil has dropped more than half in the last six months to less than $60 a barrel, mostly because of oversupply from OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) nations and U.S. shale producers who are b... »

Scene in Edmonds: Kindergarteners bring cheer to seniors

Scene in Edmonds: Kindergarteners bring cheer to seniors

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Update: Brenda Welch out of ICU, ‘getting better by the day’

Update: Brenda Welch out of ICU, ‘getting better by the day’

As we continue to monitor the medical progress of Brenda Welch, who was beaten and burned in the Lynnwood house fire in November, we saw this update: Here’s the latest, posted on the Support for Brenda Welch website: It has been a month since the incident. A month that started with shock and horror has now been filled with hope and progress.  Brenda has made a miraculous recovery and is getting be... »

Block Watch: crime mapping for Dec. 9-15

Block Watch: crime mapping for Dec. 9-15

For this week’s Block Watch, the Edmonds crime data here is selected from CrimeMapping for the period Dec. 9-15, 2014. To do the same search, put in “Edmonds Police” or your zip code for the period you wish to know about, such as a particular day or month. This information is provided as a public service and, as always, if you have tips or concerns regarding potential criminal activity, notify the... »

‘Edmonds Kind of Year’ photo contest features prizes from Edmonds Bookshop, Walnut Street Coffee

‘Edmonds Kind of Year’ photo contest features prizes from Edmonds Bookshop, Walnut Street Coffee

Have fabulous photos of Edmonds that you’d like to share? My Edmonds News and Celebrate Edmonds are sponsoring a contest aimed at showcasing what is special about our city. Best of all, the winning entries will be displayed at the Edmonds Bookshop and Walnut Street Coffee — and the top winner in each of the three age categories will receive gift certificates from those establishments. ... »

Happening nearby: Fans line up to see Seattle Seahawk Doug Baldwin

Happening nearby: Fans line up to see Seattle Seahawk Doug Baldwin

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‘Cookie Angels’ bake, bag 112 dozen cookies for seniors in need

‘Cookie Angels’ bake, bag 112 dozen cookies for seniors in need

Fourteen “Cookie Angel” volunteers contributed to an annual effort at the home of Edmonds resident Lynn Meyer to bake and donate holiday cookies to Senior Services of Snohomish County. The 112 dozen cookies, which were bagged by volunteers at Meyer’s home on Sunday, Dec. 14, will be delivered through the agency’s Meals on Wheels program to home-bound seniors ages 60 and old... »

Jennifer Graves named interim CEO of Swedish Edmonds

Jennifer Graves named interim CEO of Swedish Edmonds

Swedish Health Services announced Monday that it has appointed Jennifer Graves, chief executive officer of Swedish Ballard, as the interim CEO of Swedish Edmonds. Graves will begin work in her new role on Jan. 1, 2015, with the retirement of current CEO David Jaffe. “Anyone who has worked with Jennifer knows that she is a passionate advocate for our patients, families and caregivers,” said Anthony... »

Building and planning update from Development Director Shane Hope

Building and planning update from Development Director Shane Hope

Shane Hope, City of Edmonds Director of Development Services, recently provided an update regarding her office, which will soon add a ‘green resource center’ and offer an open house in early 2015: “I am enjoying being part of the Edmonds Development Services Department. This department includes Building and Planning and coordinates with the Engineering Division to provide informa... »

Uplift Society member? Sunday’s the deadline to turn in your robe for embroidery

Uplift Society member? Sunday’s the deadline to turn in your robe for embroidery

If you are a member of the Edmonds Uplift Society and plan to participate in the New Year’s Day 2015 Polar Bear Plunge, the evening of Sunday, Dec. 14 is the deadline for turning in your signature white terry cloth robe so it can be embroidered with 2015. New members will need to wait until next year to order their robe, noted Daphnes owner Brian Taylor via Facebook. You can read more on the... »

Christmas memories of Rome

Christmas memories of Rome

This time of year, I often pause to remember the many Christmases in Rome my husband and I enjoyed. Our favorite sight was the delightful Christmas market filling the spacious Piazza Navona with toys, candy and figures of a wizened old granny, la befana, who flies through the air astride a broomstick to bring treats to children if they are good, and coal if they’re not. She arrives on the night of... »

Celebrate An Edmonds Kind of Year: Send us your favorite photos from 2014!

Celebrate An Edmonds Kind of Year: Send us your favorite photos from 2014!

We have an abundance of wonderful photographers in Edmonds, and many of them have submitted their work on My Edmonds News. We’d like to celebrate that work with a photo contest, appropriately co-sponsored by the Celebrate Edmonds Foundation. This contest is open to all, with prizes for different age categories. (More details to come soon on what you’ll win.) The criteria would be photo... »

Edmonds woman gets up close and personal with Oprah

Edmonds woman gets up close and personal with Oprah

Not too many Edmonds residents can say that they have shared a stage with Oprah Winfrey, but that’s exactly what happened to local therapist and life coach Peggy Farah in November. The occasion was Winfrey’s visit to Seattle in early November. Farah had won a sweepstakes for premium seats at Oprah’s Life You Want weekend Nov. 7-8. She was one of two women selected out of a crowd of 10,... »

Happening nearby: Author Pam Stucky to speak at Third Place Books on Saturday

Happening nearby: Author Pam Stucky to speak at Third Place Books on Saturday

Looking for a gift for tweens or teens—or for yourself? Or just looking for something fun to do Saturday night? Local author Pam Stucky will be at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park this Saturday evening, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the bookstore Den for a book reading featuring her latest novel, ‘The Universes Inside the Lighthouse,’ a young adult sci-fi adventure. Pam promises an eve... »

Giving back: Branding Iron, Driftwood Players collecting food bank donations

Giving back: Branding Iron, Driftwood Players collecting food bank donations

Here are two businesses/organizations that are conducting food drives for the Edmonds Food Bank: — The Branding Iron, LLC is collecting non-perishable food items throughout December at its location at 120 W. Dayton St., Ste. B1. – The Edmonds Driftwood Players is holding a free holiday singalong at 7 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 14 at the Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St., and food bank donat... »

Community Transit to hold community meeting Wednesday at MLT Library on proposal to bring back Sunday and holiday service

Community Transit to hold community meeting Wednesday at MLT Library on proposal to bring back Sunday and holiday service

Community Transit representatives will be available to answer questions on its proposals to bring back Sunday and holiday service and to increase fares at a community meeting from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10 at the Mountlake Terrace Library,  23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Community Transit is proposing to bring back Sunday and holiday service in June 2015 – five years after the ser... »

Scene in Edmonds: Christmas Ship brings carolers to waterfront

Scene in Edmonds: Christmas Ship brings carolers to waterfront

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A story of Christmas past, by Bill Morton

Edmonds writer Bill Morton sent along this story to help readers remember the holiday spirit. Christmas 1935, by Bill Morton At age nine, in the summer of 1935, my step father (Steve) and my mother, took on the job of running a ranch, some 10 miles out of the city of Salmon, Idaho. It was owned by a British corporation and managed by Charlie Marshall. We were located on Bohanan Creek, one of the m... »

Block Watch: crime mapping for Dec. 2-8

Block Watch: crime mapping for Dec. 2-8

For this week’s Block Watch, the Edmonds crime data here is selected from CrimeMapping for the period Dec. 2-8, 2014. To do the same search, put in “Edmonds Police” or your zip code for the period you wish to know about, such as a day or month. If you have tips on any criminal activity, notify the Edmonds Police Department. »

New on My Edmonds News TV, from PCC Natural Markets — Taters Taquitos and Braising

New on My Edmonds News TV, from PCC Natural Markets — Taters Taquitos and Braising

My Edmonds News TV sponsor PCC Natural Markets has two new videos featured for December: Healthy Kids Cooks: Taters Taquitos. PCC Cooks Chef Jackie Freeman invites Apollo and Sunshine to make Tater Taquitos, a kid-friendly twist on traditional tacos. Quick Cooks: Braising. PCC Chef Lynne Vea provides step-by-step instructions for braising — a time-honored technique for turning even the most econom... »

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