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Holly House gearing up for annual gift-giving event for local kids

Holly House gearing up for annual gift-giving event for local kids

Holly House is gearing up to put on its annual one-day event that serves 2,000 local children from 15 schools in the Edmonds School District. This is a holiday gift-giving program that focuses on gifts and necessities for struggling families. Holly House is currently seeking donations for both boys and girls, including new pajama bottoms for children ages 8-17, unwrapped gifts for ages 6-17 (inclu... »

Block Watch: Washington State is now #1 in property crimes

Block Watch: Washington State is now #1 in property crimes

According to a recent Seattle Times editorial, Washington State “last week won a ranking no state wants: It now leads the nation in property-crime rates. Property crime elsewhere in the country dropped, but new FBI crime statistics show that Washington leapt from third in 2012 to first in 2013 thanks in part to a 6 percent jump in car thefts.” The Seattle Times editors say the disturbi... »

Edmonds Museum celebrates holidays with antique toy exhibit and Toys for Tots

Edmonds Museum celebrates holidays with antique toy exhibit and Toys for Tots

The Edmonds Historical Museum puts on a festive holiday air this week, and it’s all about toys. “Toys of Yesteryear,” the new exhibit in the freshly-remodeled upstairs space, opens this weekend and will feature toys that might have appeared under holiday trees of the last century. Adults may just see that favorite toy from their childhood, and younger folks will get to see what l... »

Edmonds memorial service set Friday for former P-I sports editor John Owen

Edmonds memorial service set Friday for former P-I sports editor John Owen

A memorial service for Edmonds resident and former Seattle Post-Intelligencer sports editor/columnist John Owen has been scheduled for  2 p.m. Friday at the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. S.W., reports Art Thiel at SportsPressNorthwest.com. Owen died of heart failure Oct. 3, at the age of 85. According to Nov. 18 post by Thiel: Owen chronicled with wit and insight Seattle’s ... »

Here and There Grill holding coat, sleeping bag drive for homeless Wednesday

Here and There Grill holding coat, sleeping bag drive for homeless Wednesday

Here and There Grill, the orange food truck that parks itself at 4th and Dayton in downtown Edmonds on Wednesdays (and often at American Brewing Co. on Friday evenings), is collecting donations this Wednesday, Nov. 19, of dark-colored coats and/or sleeping bags for the homeless. Drop off your donations of coats — sizes L-3XL — and sleeping bags this Wednesday at the truck from 11 a.m.-... »

Washington Energy to warm up local kids with coat drive Nov. 17-21

Washington Energy Services has announced a local coat drive benefiting Clothes for Kids of Snohomish County. The coat drive runs Nov. 17-21. Donations of coats can be made Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Washington Energy location, 3909 196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. (One block west of I-5). “Washington Energy is dedicated to helping local families stay warm this winter. We apprec... »

Stage 2 Burn Ban issued for Snohomish County

Stage 2 Burn Ban issued for Snohomish County

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 2 Burn Ban for Snohomish County, effective at noon. This ban is in effect until further notice. Monitored levels in Snohomish County continued to build last night and cold/clear nights and low wind speeds are forecast to persist into Monday. The agency is seeing levels that are “Unhealt... »

Update: South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter open on Saturday and Sunday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network will be open on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-16, for all individuals requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated overnight freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. For those who are in need of overnight sheltering, meet at Lynnwood City Hall – 19100 44th Av... »

Stage 1 burn ban issued for Snohomish County

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a Stage 1 burn ban for Snohomish County, effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14. This ban is in effect until further notice. The purpose of a burn ban is to reduce the amount of pollution that is creating unhealthy air usually due to excessive wood smoke. The Clean Air Agency will continue to close... »

Friday evening car-pedestrian accident closes 196th Street above Maplewood Park

Friday evening car-pedestrian accident closes 196th Street above Maplewood Park

Updated 7:45 pm with information from Edmonds Police – A 5:30 pm car-pedestrian accident at the intersection of 196th Sreet and 84th Avenue West has closed 196th between 80th and 88th Avenues.  It will remain closed to traffic for “at least a few hours” according to Edmonds police officers at the scene. According to Edmonds Police spokesperson Sgt. Mark Marsh, the pedestrian, a 3... »

Washington Healthplanfinder shares last-minute health insurance enrollment tips

Washington Healthplanfinder has developed last-minute shopping tips for residents who would like to take advantage of the second open enrollment period for Qualified Health Plans that starts Saturday, Nov. 15. Residents can visit www.wahealthplanfinder.org at 8 a.m. to compare health plans and see if they qualify for financial help to lower the cost of their insurance. Help will be available acros... »

Bastyr Clinic brings high-quality, low-cost medical care to Edmonds

Bastyr Clinic brings high-quality, low-cost medical care to Edmonds

Are you feeling depressed? Do you suffer from headaches, insomnia or indigestion? Do you have a persistent cold or sore throat that just won’t go away? Are you avoiding seeing a doctor because of the expense, the hassle, or both? If any of this applies to you, here’s some good news! Each Wednesday doctors and other experts from Bastyr University come to the Edmonds Senior Center to mee... »

Power restored to north Edmonds after outage

Power restored to north Edmonds after outage

Snohomish County PUD reports that an outage affecting 1,381 customers north/northeast of downtown Edmonds was the result of a fault switch. Power went out about 10:27 a.m. and was restored around an hour later. »

Block Watch: reported crimes Nov. 4-10

Block Watch: reported crimes Nov. 4-10

The information here is selected from CrimeMapping for the period Nov. 4-10, 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, week, month, or year. This selected information is provided as a public service. If you have tips on any criminal activity, notify the Edmonds Police Department. If you have any block watch comments ... »

Edmonds City Councilmembers take closer look at council priorities wish list

In a study session Tuesday night, the Edmonds City Council dug deeper into the draft 2015 city budget, including the exploration of projects proposed by individual city councilmembers as part of $250,000 that Mayor Dave Earling has earmarked for one-time council priorities. Included on the list of council projects are: -Veterans Park design $10,000 -Train trench study $100,000 -Highway 99 study $1... »

Edmonds Real Estate Review: How to buy a house on purpose – Part 1

Edmonds Real Estate Review: How to buy a house on purpose – Part 1

When I started in real estate, it was a frenzy. People seemed to believe that they could (and must) buy the first house that struck their fancy, with no money down, and maybe even an interest only loan. And if they didn’t like it, in two years they could sell it for a profit and buy another one. For a while they were right. Then 2008 happened. Suddenly buyers were weary. We had always sought to pr... »

South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter ready to activate Nov. 15

Starting on Nov. 15, South Snohomish County’s Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be activated when overnight temperatures are anticipated to be 33 degrees or below. The shelter network is open to families, women and men in need of overnight shelter. Evening and morning meals are provided. When the shelter is activated, all persons in need of overnight shelter should meet outside of the Lynn... »

Happening nearby: Lynnwood man among two prisoners freed by North Korea, comes home

The last two Americans held in North Korea made a jubilant landing on Washington state soil Saturday night after the director of national intelligence, James Clapper Jr., secured their freedom on a secret mission. Our news partner, The Seattle Times, reports that Kenneth Bae, 46, of Lynnwood, and Matthew Todd Miller landed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord shortly before 9 p.m. and emerged on the base t... »

Scene in Edmonds: literary agent Elizabeth Wales

Scene in Edmonds: literary agent Elizabeth Wales

Literary agent Elizabeth Wales spoke today at an EPIC workshop on the publishing world. Wales told the writers in the crowded room at the Frances Anderson Center that the independent bookstore is still the most powerful catalyst for book purchases, with word-of-mouth second in importance. In addition, paperbacks and hardcovers still trump e-books for reader preference. During the workshop, Elizabe... »

Swedish Edmonds recognized with 3rd consecutive ‘A’ grade for patient safety

Swedish Edmonds recognized with 3rd consecutive ‘A’ grade for patient safety

Swedish Edmonds was honored for the third consecutive time with an ‘A’ grade in the Fall 2014 update to the national Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an... »

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