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Celebrating college connections

Celebrating college connections

Edmonds resident Dianne O’Connell sent along two photographs celebrating students connecting at the 2014-2015 Northwest Community College Initiative (Edmonds Campus) facilitated by Kim Kraft, NWCCI Program Advisor for International Student Services. For more information on international programs at Edmonds Community College, see the website. Photo 1(waving). Front row: Ahmed Issa (Egypt), Kim Kraf... »

Reminder: Novelist Claire Gebben to speak Monday

Reminder: Novelist Claire Gebben to speak Monday

EPIC welcomes Claire Gebben to the Edmonds Library on Monday at 11 a.m. as part of the fall speakers series. The event is free, although seating is limited to the first 20 people. Gebben’s novel, ‘The Last of the Blacksmiths,’ is historical fiction based on Michael Harm, a real-life immigrant blacksmith. The book has been praised by Pulitzer-Prize winning author William Dietrich, who said, “... »

Happening nearby: Forum on gun initiatives Sunday at Richmond Beach Congregational Church

Our friends at Shoreline Area News report that a forum on the two statewide gun initiatives on the November ballot is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 19 at Richmond Beach Congregational Church. Proponents and opponents of expanded background checks will debate the initiatives Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in Pilgrim Hall in the basement of the church at the corner of Northwest Richmond Beach Road and 15th Avenu... »

Backpacking through Asia: Diving into Thailand

Backpacking through Asia: Diving into Thailand

Editor’s note:  2010 Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate Karisa Gurtiza received her business administration-marketing degree in June from Western Washington University. Before entering  the job market, she is taking time off for a six-month backpacking trip throughout Southeast Asia, accompanied by her boyfriend Matt.  We will post her occasional reports of their adventures here. Although ... »

Feet First: Safe routes to school

Feet First: Safe routes to school

Did you know October is International Walk to School Month? During IWALK month, schools around the world inspire students to walk to school by hosting celebrations and campaigns. If you are interested in knowing more about local efforts to create safe routes to schools and bus stops, see the Feet First website. And to learn how your elected officials and candidates feel about safe walking routes, ... »

My Edmonds Real Estate Review: Navigating the ‘Sell/Buy’

My Edmonds Real Estate Review: Navigating the ‘Sell/Buy’

So you’ve decided to move, now what? For many, the logistics of buying their current home, and finding and buying a new one can be paralyzing. And rightly so! Do you sell and hope to buy a new one before it closes? Do you try to buy contingent? Let’s talk about some of your options. Buy “contingent.” This one generally sounds the best. You find the home you want, and write an offer that is conting... »

Tunnel to beach at Meadowdale Beach Park now closed

Snohomish County Parks and Recreation Department notes that there currently is no beach access at Meadowdale Beach Park The pedestrian access tunnel is now closed. The rest of the 108-acre park remains open. Puget Sound beach access is available at Picnic Point County Park. The tunnel is closed to allow for salmon passage. Meadowdale Beach Park is located at 6026 156th St. S.W. in Edmonds. »

A Close Encounter of the Worst Kind: They began by ‘Googling Ebola’

A Close Encounter of the Worst Kind: They began by ‘Googling Ebola’

The fear and overreaction to the Ebola crisis is a direct result of the level of preparedness in the U.S. public health arena and health care communities and the ensuing breakdown of trust. This trust collapse derives from the confused and inadequate federal (CDC) response and messaging all the way to the trust in each other of front-line responders, hospital personnel for one another, in existing... »

Pen Pals: artist Mona Fairbanks connects with English knot expert

Pen Pals: artist Mona Fairbanks connects with English knot expert

Edmonds artist Mona C. Smiley-Fairbanks’ latest collaboration ‘SEVEN,’ aka ‘Not Knot,’ spent the summer as part of the City’s On the Fence project. Recently Fairbanks struck up a pen pal friendship with Des Pawson of Footrope Knots, a Museum of Knots & Sailor’s Ropework, in England. Fairbanks recently sent word of her correspondence with Pawson: In New York Times Style Magazine for Sept.... »

Swedish Edmonds CEO David Jaffe to speak at the October Edmonds Chamber Luncheon

Swedish Edmonds CEO David Jaffe to speak at the October Edmonds Chamber Luncheon

David Jaffe, chief executive of Swedish Edmonds, will be the luncheon guest speaker for the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Oct. 23 at the Edmonds Yacht Club, 326 Admiral Way, Edmonds. Jaffee will speak on the expansion of the Swedish ​Edmonds campus. The luncheon, held from 11-12:30 p.m., is open to the public. Tickets are $20 for Edmonds Chamber members and $25 for non-members. Advanced... »

Edmonds’ Frog Lady featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Edmonds’ Frog Lady featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Edmonds’ own Thayer Cueter (aka The Frog Lady) is featured in “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reality Shock!,” the annual book that delivers what it describes as “the strangest, weirdest, most amazing stories from around the world.” The book notes that Cueter, featured on page 176, “has built up a collection of over 10,000 items of frog-related memorabilia, i... »

Edmonds Community College sponsoring candidate forums Oct. 16 and 23

Edmonds Community College sponsoring candidate forums Oct. 16 and 23

Candidates for the Washington State House of Representatives races in the 21st and 32nd legislative districts will appear at a question-and-answer forum 7 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 16. Also, candidates for U.S. House of Representatives races in the 2nd and 7th congressional districts will appear at a question-and-answer forum 7 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 23. Both events will be at Edmonds Community College’s Bla... »

Sew-a-thon to benefit girls worldwide

Sew-a-thon to benefit girls worldwide

Members of the Edmonds chapter of Days for Girls gathered at the Christian Fellowship in downtown Edmonds on Saturday for the annual International Day of the Girl Sew-a-thon. “Days for Girls is an international organization with more than 280 chapters worldwide,” said April Haberman, organizer of the Edmonds chapter. “It’s not often talked about, but according to United Nat... »

Scene in Edmonds: Pitching in to help aspiring Eagle Scout

Scene in Edmonds: Pitching in to help aspiring Eagle Scout

Aspiring Eagle Scout Martin Rudzis was looking for a good community service project to round out his quest to achieve Eagle rank. He contacted the Edmonds Parks Department, and Edmonds Parks Maintenance Manager Rich Lindsay had just the ticket: clearing out undergrowth around the Edmonds Public Works facility at 72nd Avenue West and 210th Street Southwest. “I wanted my service project to ben... »

Edmonds group off to China

Edmonds group off to China

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League of Women Voters presents ‘Tapas and Topics’ in Edmonds Oct. 22

The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County invites all interested to attend “Tapas and Topics,” an informal gathering at two Snohomish County restaurants to network, discuss current issues and learn about the League. At these membership events, tapas will be provided and attendees may order their own beverages. Topics include ballot issues, money in politics, and agriculture in Sno... »

Have you seen ‘Mr. B Happy,’ the missing scarecrow?

Have you seen ‘Mr. B Happy,’ the missing scarecrow?

Looks like a scarecrow has gone AWOL in Edmonds. “It appears that ‘Mr. B. Happy’ has disappeared in the night,” laments Carol Megenity. “I hate to think that someone in this fine community would steal a contestant in the Scarecrow Festival Contest. It is either that or he has wandered away, perhaps to the local pub, and was unable to find his way home on Olympic View ... »

Spooky offerings at Waterfront Coffee Company

Spooky offerings at Waterfront Coffee Company

Waterfront Coffee Company’s owner Vickie Balas provided a seasonal update on drinks at the shop: “We are serving a Black Widow Mocha and the dark chocolate with chipotle gives a deliciously smoky flavor with the widow’s sting. We also have a Jack-o’-Latte which is our pumpkin spice, and a Spooky Latte that has delicious real grated ginger with black strap molasses and raw s... »

Global Sew-a-Thon in Edmonds Saturday will provide girls’ hygiene kits

Global Sew-a-Thon in Edmonds Saturday will provide girls’ hygiene kits

In honor of the International Day of the Girl, the Days for Girls Edmonds Chapter will take part in a Global Sew-a-Thon this Saturday, Oct. 11. Volunteers will gather at Community Christian Fellowship on 615 Glen St. from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to sew, assemble kit components, string bags and more. Days for Girls is an international grassroots non-profit organization that has made reproductive healt... »

Block watch: see anything suspicious Wednesday before 5:30 p.m.?

Block watch: see anything suspicious Wednesday before 5:30 p.m.?

Two burglaries in Edmonds occurred Wednesday before 5:30 p.m. as reported by CrimeMapping. If you saw anything suspicious in the 1100 block 9th Ave. S., or near the 21100 block of 77th Pl. W., then let the police know. »

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