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Scene in Edmonds: Air Force One overhead

Scene in Edmonds: Air Force One overhead

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Andre Feriante to perform April 28

Andre Feriante to perform April 28

Spanish guitar virtuoso Andre Feriante will perform at the Wade James (Driftwood) Theater on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. at a fundraising benefit for EPIC Group Writers. Feriante’s eleven albums have consistently charted within the top 10, and his album, Bohemian Boulevard, debuted at No. 1 on the world and ambient radio charts. Feriante is acclaimed around the world and his playing has been described b... »

A poem by Rita Miller

Forgiveness I feel the earth rebelling From the pain that we have caused. Its mountains bloodied Its trees denuded Its water degraded And yet when Spring arises Its fragrance breathes me in The survivor trees give birth to snowflake petals White, pink, purple, sweet perfume Wind blows Rain falls Sun peeks out. A rainbow blooms Muted, misty, hanging in the sky Like a lantern of color Dripping forgi... »

Realtor puts ‘Spotlight on Edmonds’

Wayne Purser, the Edmonds realtor who made a name for himself producing one video each day during his “365 Days in Edmonds” series, is at it again. Purser’s new website “Spotlight in Edmonds,” does dual duty, highlighting the Edmonds arts and events scene while also promoting his real estate business. Above is a link to Purser’s  video interview with Driftwood P... »

Snohomish PUD warns customers about potential ID/bill scams

Snohomish PUD warns customers about potential ID/bill scams

Snohomish County PUD is warning customers about potential scams that aim to steal customers’ identity and bill payment information. Criminals use various means of solicitation, including in person door-to-door visits, social media, fliers, phone calls and text messages. Recent ploys have tried to lure both residential and business customers. They may claim the customer’s bill is delinquent and/or ... »

Konkydoodle Kitchens cooks soul food

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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... »

Send us your funniest Edmonds video, and you could win a prize

Send us your funniest Edmonds video, and you could win a prize

My Edmonds News is starting to expand its video collection (more on that later this week), and we are looking for submissions from our readers. Send us your favorite funny videos and we may post them. Your reward? Let’s just say there are prizes involved for our favorites. The rules: The video has to be suitable for all ages and it has to be shot in Edmonds or involve someone who lives in or... »

Floretum event reaches out to ‘next generation of Edmonds gardeners’

Floretum event reaches out to ‘next generation of Edmonds gardeners’

The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club teamed up with the local urban agriculture experts at Farmer Frog to run its first-ever Saturday workshop designed for kids. The event attracted about a dozen young and eager participants who learned about garden pests, how seeds germinate and grow, and soils — and then planted their own seeds and starts to take home. “We’ve been running Saturday ... »

Henrietta Lacks discussion at EdCC on April 23

Henrietta Lacks discussion at EdCC on April 23

The Edmonds Community College Black Box Theatre hosts a discussion of ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,’ by Rebecca Skloot, on April 23 at 7 p.m. The book is the 2014 Community Reads selection. For a preview of the event, see the complete story here. »

David Marty named 2014 Edmonds Arts Festival marketing poster artist

David Marty named 2014 Edmonds Arts Festival marketing poster artist

The Edmonds Arts Festival announced Friday that David Marty’s painting, “Evening at the Marina,” is the 2014 Edmonds Arts Festival poster. This image will be shown in the Festival advertisements, posters, website, and on specialty items in the Festival Store. Here’s more from the Arts Festival announcement: Like a gentle breeze breathes life into sails on a boat, David Mart... »

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... »

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