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Edmonds Marsh walk set for May 3

Edmonds Marsh walk set for May 3

The public is invited to a free marsh walk on May 3 at 10 a.m. led by Keeley O’Connell, senior project manager at EarthCorps. According to O’Connell, participants will explore Edmonds’ 32-acre fresh-and-saltwater marsh that was once a 100 acre barrier estuary. This rare habitat on Puget Sound is home to wildlife and there is proposed restoration to “improve the health and function of the marsh bot... »

David “That Gratitude Guy” Brooke to speak Monday

David “That Gratitude Guy” Brooke to speak Monday

David Brooke, aka “That Gratitude Guy,” speaks Monday, April 21, at 11 a.m. as part of EPIC’s literary series. Brooke will speak on his work as an author and coach, harnessing the “incredible transformational power of what living in gratitude can do.” Seating for the event is limited to the first twenty people. For more information on That Gratitude Guy, see Brooke... »

Reminder: Tuesday is deadline for writing contest entries

Reminder: Tuesday is deadline for writing contest entries

Local literary nonprofit EPIC Group Writers sent a reminder that all entries to the 2014 writing contest must be postmarked by April 15. The contest’s theme is “Reflections,” and details on entering are on the group’s website. For more information on EPIC and their events and  free writing groups around town, see here. »

State Supreme Court rules in favor of Point Wells developer

State Supreme Court rules in favor of Point Wells developer

After three years of fighting over legal and environmental issues, a complex of luxury condominiums and an urban village planned at the former tank farm at Point Wells are much closer to moving ahead, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported Friday. The State Supreme Court found that a Snohomish County board improperly invalidated the development permits a month after they were filed. Th... »

Umpqua Bank presents $2,500 check to Clothes For Kids

Umpqua Bank presents $2,500 check to Clothes For Kids

Umpqua Bank’s Lynnwood Branch manager Thuy Nguyen (left, red shirt) presents a $2,500 check to the Board of Directors of Clothes for Kids Wednesday during an Open House at Sterling Bank in Lynnwood. (Photo by David Pan) Umpqua Bank presented a $2,500 check to Clothes For Kids Wednesday during an Open House at Sterling Bank in Lynnwood. Clothes For Kids was awarded the grant after being voted the t... »

Justin McMahon announces candidacy for open 21st District House seat:

Justin McMahon announces candidacy for open 21st District House seat:

Another Democrat has tossed his hat into the ring for the 21st Legislative District House seat being vacated by Mary Helen Roberts. Justin McMahon of Edmonds said in an announcement that he is running based on his belief that “the state needs to be more responsive to our state’s most vulnerable.” Two other candidates have already declared they are seeking the seat: Current Edmonds City... »

Have a special offer or message to share? Introducing ‘Say it, Edmonds’

My Edmonds News presents ‘Say it, Edmonds’ — a new messaging feature that lets you get the word out about special events, business opportunities and milestones right here in our community! Want to say “congratulations” to your favorite athlete for a job well done? Click on the red-lettered message, start typing, submit your payment information and you’re done. L... »

Playwright Elena Hartwell visits EPIC on Monday

Playwright Elena Hartwell visits EPIC on Monday

EPIC welcomes playwright and author Elena Hartwell this Monday at 11 a.m. in the Edmonds Library. Hartwell is the author of the play ‘A Strange Disappearance of Bees,’ and will speak on Monday on ‘Dramatic Fiction: How to use theatrical devices to improve your writing.’ Admission is free, but limited to the first 20 people. Hartwell’s play, ‘A Strange Disappearance of Bees,’ has been staged across... »

Missed the state health plan enrollment deadline? Here’s what to do next

Although the deadline to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan through wahealthplanfinder.org has passed, Washington Healthplanfinder has suggestions for those state residents who couldn’t complete their application by March 31. The bottom line: Washingtonians who were prevented from submitting their application by the deadline should complete these steps as soon as possible to qualify for coverage th... »

‘No such thing’ as safe backcountry skiing, says Edmonds man whose son who died in avalanche

‘No such thing’ as safe backcountry skiing, says Edmonds man whose son who died in avalanche

At the suggestion of a reader, we are reposting a message from Edmonds resident Bill Derry regarding the dangers of backcountry skiing, which he wrote after his son Jacob “Jake” Derry died in an avalanche March 22 while backcountry skiing at Snoqualmie Pass. There is no such thing as backcountry ski safety. Jake’s beacon didn’t work because he was actually in an avalanche. In an actual... »

Writers of all levels encouraged to enter writing contest by April 15

Writers of all levels encouraged to enter writing contest by April 15

If you are a writer, this is your chance to become an award-winner by entering EPIC’s writing contest before April 15. Writers of all levels are encouraged to submit entries in the categories of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction with the theme “Reflections.” Photos of winners from last year’s ceremony are here. Rules: Submit two copies of your original, not-previously-publishe... »

Commentary: Starting this week, Great Discussions 2014 coming to Shoreline Community College

Commentary: Starting this week, Great Discussions 2014 coming to Shoreline Community College

The United States may be in something of a “withdrawal” mode from world affairs, but it cannot detach itself from the world and according to a recent Pew Research Center poll most Americans do not want to, at least economically.  America still affects the world and the world still affects America.  For a discussion of these findings and their implications see the recent column by David Brooks.  Yo... »

Reminder: Margot Page to speak at EPIC on Monday

Reminder: Margot Page to speak at EPIC on Monday

Edmonds Monday Morning Writing Group resumes on Monday, April 7, in the Edmonds Library. Open writing session is from 10-11 a.m., led by Janette Turner of EPIC Group Writers. At 11 a.m., Margot Page, author of ‘Paradise Imperfect: An American Family’s Move to the Mountains of Costa Rica’ will speak on turning writing into a career. Seating is limited to the first twenty people. For more informatio... »

Friends of Edmonds Library seeking book sale donations

The Friends of the Edmonds Library is looking for donations to include in its ongoing book sale. Here’s a great opportunity to support literacy and reading enjoyment in our community. Donate gently used books, CDs, videos, DVDs, sheet music, magazines and computer software. All donations promote reading in the community and proceeds benefit the Edmonds Public Library and the Friends of the E... »

April 18 memorial service set for Meadowdale High School graduate Jacob Derry

April 18 memorial service set for Meadowdale High School graduate Jacob Derry

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday, April 18, for Jacob (Jake) Derry, 27, who died in an avalanche March 22 while skiing Granite Mountain on the west side of Snoqualmie Pass. Mr. Derry, who grew up in Edmonds, graduated from Meadowdale High School in 2005 and Washington State University in 2009. He was working as an architect at GGLO at the time of his death. You can see Mr. Derry’s ... »

Reminder: Time to nominate the 2014 Edmonds Citizen of the Year

Nominations are being accepted for the 21st Annual Edmonds Citizen of the Year award, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Edmonds to recognize a person (or persons) for their community service. 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 in the line of duty. Guidelines for selec... »

Bartell Drugs collecting cash donations for Oso landslide victims

Bartell Drugs collecting cash donations for Oso landslide victims

In conjunction with the Salvation Army, Bartell Drugs is accepting donations to support ongoing relief efforts for those affected by the recent Oso mudslide in Snohomish County. The Seattle-based chain has pledged $10,000 to match customer contributions with a donation to Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services. Donations of any amount can be made with a cashier at Bartell Drugs locations in Sn... »

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club to host annual Easter Egg Hunt April 19

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club to host annual Easter Egg Hunt April 19

The annual Edmonds hunt for Easter eggs is on, this year set for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 19 at the Frances Anderson Center Playfield. While the logistics will remain the same — three rounds of egg hunting for different age categories. prizes and a visit by the Easter Bunny — there is a new sponsor for this year’s hunt: the Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers, which has taken ... »

Scene in Edmonds: Signing in support of Oso

Scene in Edmonds: Signing in support of Oso

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Travel writing group starts April 9

Travel writing group starts April 9

EPIC Group Writers presents Travel Writing Wednesdays, a new writing group for travel writers, starting April 9 at Savvy Traveler at 112 5th Ave S. in Edmonds. Attendance is free. The travel writing program is led by Vivian Murray and Judith Works. “The group,” according to Vivian Murray, “will kick-off their first informal meeting focusing on writing travel stories via memoir, blog, magazine and ... »

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