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A first-hand look at the Edmonds Library’s Tax Aide Program

A first-hand look at the Edmonds Library’s Tax Aide Program

I volunteered as a tax return preparer for the AARP Tax Aide program at the Edmonds Library several years ago. At the time, I was taking a hiatus from my career as a tax lawyer to stay at home with my two young daughters. The Tax Aide program presented an opportunity to get out of the house, talk to grown-ups, and use my education. Like all Tax Aide volunteer preparers, I completed training on ind... »

Woodway widow sues Virginia Mason following husband’s death from ‘superbug’ infection

In a lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court, a Woodway woman is seeking damages for what she says is the wrongful death of her husband who contracted a drug-resistant “superbug” infection at Virginia Mason Medical Center, according to a story Wednesday from our online news partner The Seattle Times. Theresa Bigler, 59, of Woodway is suing the hospital and the maker of the medical scope blamed... »

Edmonds girl wins 2015 Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest

Edmonds girl wins 2015 Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest

For the second straight year, a Holy Rosary student from Edmonds has won the Washington State Poison Prevention Week poster contest. And four other Holy Rosary students were named runners-up in the contest. Maia Seeley, 10, will be awarded $500 and her poster will be featured as the Washington Poison Center’s 2015 Poison Prevention Week poster. It will also be displayed at several branches of Umpq... »

Reminder: Deadline Wednesday to register for Clothes For Kids Transforming Lives breakfast

Reminder: Deadline Wednesday to register for Clothes For Kids Transforming Lives breakfast

Clothes For Kids’ fifth annual “Transforming Lives” breakfast will be Thursday, March 12, and the deadline to register is Wednesday, March 4. The event will be at the Lynnwood Convention Center from 7:30-9 a.m. The non-profit organization, which provides free clothing to low income students, will be recognizing two community partners: the Boeing Employees Community Fund and eWomenNetwork.  B... »

Now available for purchase: Prints of My Edmonds News photographs

Now available for 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... »

Looking for summer camp options? Edmonds Parks and Rec registration now open

A reminder for parents that registration is now open for summer camp options through Edmonds Parks and Recreation. As noted in this recent My Edmonds News column from Jennifer Marx, both the full summer-long Summer Day Camp and the Senior Adventures Camp have been canceled due to declining enrollment, but Beach Camp and Camp Goodtime, the preschool camp, will still be available. The city is also o... »

Snohomish County Council approves passenger terminal at Paine Field

Snohomish County Council approves passenger terminal at Paine Field

The long-contested idea of allowing commercial passenger flights from Paine Field took a major step forward Monday, after Snohomish County narrowly approved an agreement allowing a New York firm to start designs for building a regional terminal, our online news partner The Seattle Times reports. By a 3 to 2 vote — Snohomish County Councilmembers Ken Klein, Dave Somers and Terry Ryan voting f... »

Mayor proclaims Edmonds in Bloom Day as group celebrates 20 years of beautifying Edmonds

Mayor proclaims Edmonds in Bloom Day as group celebrates 20 years of beautifying Edmonds

Edmonds in Bloom held a gala anniversary party Sunday, celebrating 20 years of promoting the floral beautification of Edmonds with everything from hanging flower baskets to childrens’ workshops to street-corner gardens to scholarships. Each year, Edmonds in Bloom volunteers donate thousands of hours of their own time to put in and maintain plantings, operate the group’s annual Garden T... »

Edmonds artist Michael Reagan receives General Douglas MacArthur Award

Edmonds artist Michael Reagan receives General Douglas MacArthur Award

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 honors Cub Scouts Dirk Smith and Justin Hecox

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 honors Cub Scouts Dirk Smith and Justin Hecox

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Writing contest in full swing

Writing contest in full swing

The annual writing contest hosted by local EPIC Group Writers is underway. This year’s theme is “Journey,” and adult and teen writers are encouraged to send in entries up to 1,500 words in poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction. The deadline is March 9. Details for the contest are located on nonprofit literary group EPIC’s website here. »

Scene around town: Photos from readers

Scene around town: Photos from readers

Sunny skies inspired area readers to send in these photos. »

Flowering spring by Gretchen Jolly

Flowering spring by Gretchen Jolly

Thank you, Gretchen Jolly of Ardenwood Community, for sending this sweet photo of spring. If you have a photo you would like to share, send it newstips@myedmondsnews.com. »

Scene in Edmonds: Humpback whales breaching

Scene in Edmonds: Humpback whales breaching

Thanks to Stu Davidson for sharing his Saturday video, and his commentary, below: Great morning today watching Humpback whales breaching! **** And, it’s exciting that I believe it’s the Humpback Whale I’ve been watching over the last couple+ weeks.. I believe she may have had a baby! Large and small breaches alternating all morning! Definitely two size whales! From Edmonds lookin... »

Westgate’s vacant Girosol restaurant to get sandwich shop

Westgate’s vacant Girosol restaurant to get sandwich shop

Westgate’s vacant Girosol Mexican restaurant is being prepped for a new sandwich shop headed by owner Anthony Donatone. Today contractor Peter Lamb checked progress on the space, which is expected to open in a few months and feature Italian subs, along with beer and wine. »

Author Pam Stucky to speak Monday at library

Author Pam Stucky to speak Monday at library

EPIC Group Writers welcomes author Pam Stucky to the library on Monday at 11 a.m. Stucky will speak on Writer’s Block and Promos that Rock, and teach how to finish your work and book online promotions. Stucky is the author of eight books, including the Wishing Rock series, the Pam on the Map travelogues, and her latest young adult sci-fi adventure series and newest release, “The Universes In... »

Gray skies, yellow daffodils today

Gray skies, yellow daffodils today

Is Edmonds in bloom? Send a photo of your favorite flowering plants to newstips@myedmondsnews.com. »

EdCC horticulture grad wins award at NW Flower Show

EdCC horticulture grad wins award at NW Flower Show

Edmonds Community College posted this note: “Kudos to Lisa Bauer, Horticulture graduate whose team recently won the Founders Cup (Best in Show) and a gold medal for their Association of Professional Landscape Designers garden display titled, ‘Over the Moon’ at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Her team members, Susie Thompson and Katie Weber are all members of the Association... »

Throw Back Thursday: Snowy Edmonds 20 years ago

Throw Back Thursday: Snowy Edmonds 20 years ago

Here is today’s Throw Back Thursday #TBT: a snow-covered Edmonds shot around the Sherwood Forest area during the winter of 1994-5. In light of our current spring-like weather, it is good to remember what winter in Edmonds can look like. If you have a photo of the Edmonds area from days past, and you would like to have it featured in Throw Back Thursday, email it to newstips@myedmondsnews.com... »

Epulo Bistro wins award on Urban Spoon best Seattle restaurants list

Epulo Bistro wins award on Urban Spoon best Seattle restaurants list

Edmonds restaurant Epulo Bistro announced today via Facebook that it earned a place in the listing of UrbanSpoon 2014 Best Restaurants in Seattle. If you stop in for a cocktail or Epulo short ribs, make sure to give kudos to owner Tim Morris and his outstanding team. »

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