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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... »

Edmonds businesses: Free publicity for your spring cleaning product or service

Edmonds businesses: Free publicity for your spring cleaning product or service

My Edmonds News is looking for products or services to feature in March to help residents open the windows and dust out the cobwebs during spring cleaning. If you are a local business with a spring clean angle — and you would like free publicity — email janette @ MyEdmondsNews.com to be featured as our “Spring Clean Idea of the Week.” Up to four new spring clean ideas will be chosen and featured f... »

EPIC offers free editing workshop on Saturday

EPIC offers free editing workshop on Saturday

EPIC Group board members Kim Votry and Christine Pinto will lead an editing workshop for writers of all ages and levels this Sat., March 1, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Richmond Beach Library. The event is free and open to the public. Instructors Votry and Pinto have been leading National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) programs in area classrooms for the past three years, and developed this worksh... »

Scene in Edmonds: It’s ‘all aboard’ for Seahawks fans at Sounder station

Scene in Edmonds: It’s ‘all aboard’ for Seahawks fans at Sounder station

Our own Larry Vogel was at the Edmonds Sounder train station Wednesday morning to capture the excitement of Seahawks fans who crowded into the Sounder train for its trip to downtown Seattle, where many are attending the Seahawks victory parade starting at 11 a.m. Vogel’s report: “There were more than 300 people on the platform when I got there at 7:30 a.m. I spoke with one fan who said... »

Rose Adams and George Beutler to face jury trial on animal abuse charges; Lake Ballinger neighbors raise concerns

Rose Adams and George Beutler to face jury trial on animal abuse charges; Lake Ballinger neighbors raise concerns

Facing multiple charges of animal abuse, Rose Adams and George Beutler were back in court Wednesday with their legal team to make final motions and requests preparatory to their upcoming jury trial. Despite arguments by the defense team that the May 2013 search warrant was flawed and should be thrown out, Edmonds Municipal Court Judge Douglas J. Fair found that the preponderance of evidence at the... »

Update: Max Dwyer has been found

We received word Tuesday afternoon that 13-year-old Max Dwyer, who had been missing since Jan. 10 from his Edmonds home, has been found. His mother, Donna Dwyer, posted the news on Facebook. »

Publishing tips shared at EPIC’s workshop on Saturday

Publishing tips shared at EPIC’s workshop on Saturday

Writers at EPIC’s Publishing and Marketing Workshop on Saturday learned traditional publishing contracts are not as fantastic as they first appear. “Your editor might require changes,” said speaker Waverly Fitzgerald, co-author of the Barking Detective mystery series. “And you may not get timely sales reports.” Which is why the indie-publishing path is getting busier by the minute, according to hy... »

Caffeine Kitty, by Carl Lovgren

Caffeine Kitty, by Carl Lovgren

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Police share tips on how to protect yourself from crime

Police share tips on how to protect yourself from crime

Last week, three detectives and Sgt. Mark Marsh from the Edmonds Police Department shared their knowledge about home burglaries, identity thefts and scams at a meeting in the city council chambers. Dozens of residents learned about ways to protect themselves from common crimes and how to be proactive post-invasion. Detective Brian McIntyre started off the meeting by explaining the “anatomy” of a h... »

Travels with Charlize, in search of living alone

Travels with Charlize, in search of living alone

Part 39: Unintended Consequences Lately, I am beginning to think that Charlize is upset with me. I think she’s worried that something I wrote, information I believed would be helpful, is being used for nefarious purposes. Because the reach of the Internet is global the potential harm is spreading, and she’s worried about dogs and cats everywhere. Antifreeze poisoning is a significant problem in do... »

‘Alternatives to Suspension’ topic of Edmonds School District’s Superintendent’s Roundtable Wednesday

‘Alternatives to Suspension’ topic of Edmonds School District’s Superintendent’s Roundtable Wednesday

All are invited to the Edmonds School District’s Superintendent’s Roundtable from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in the Education Service Center, 20420 68th Ave. W., Rooms 101/102. The topic is “Identifying Alternatives to Suspensions for Parents,” with speaker Dr. Patrick Murphy, assistant superintendent for middle/high schools.   »

Writerly Kelsye Nelson speaks Monday at EPIC

Writerly Kelsye Nelson speaks Monday at EPIC

Writer Kelsye Nelson speaks on ‘The New Publishing Frontier’ this Monday, 11 a.m., at the Edmonds Library. The talk is part of the EPIC speakers series, which meets after the 10 a.m. writing group. Both drop-in events are free, although seating is limited to the first 20 people. Nelson provided this preview of her talk: “Long gone are the days when an author could sit back, play the ro... »

Author Terry Persun to speak at the library on Monday

Author Terry Persun to speak at the library on Monday

“I love what I do,” said Terry Persun, a Pushcart-nominated multi-genre writer, coming to the Edmonds Library for a talk on Monday at 11 a.m. Persun’s talk on “The Pros and Cons of Writing in Different Genres” is hosted by EPIC Group Writers. “Writing in several different genres isn’t recommended by publishers and agents, “ said Persun, “but it has its good and bad points just like any... »

Mavs crush Scots 42-7 on Shorecrest homecoming night

If you’re a Shorecrest fan, it’s not the homecoming football game you’d like to see. The Meadowdale Mavericks came back from last weekend’s heartbreaking 20-14 double overtime loss against Edmonds-Woodway with a blowout over the Shorecrest Scots. Rory Spillum and Malik Braxton each had two touchdowns in the first half. Spillum’s first score was a 61-yard touchdown for the first p... »

Reminder: writer Laura Kelly Robb to visit Monday

Reminder: writer Laura Kelly Robb to visit Monday

Writer Laura Kelly Robb will speak at the Edmonds Library on Monday at 11 a.m. Her talk, “Self-Publishing: One Writer’s Experience,” is open to the public, although seating is limited. For more information on local literary events, see EPIC Group Writers. »

Pondering what’s next for pot in Edmonds: Share your opinion with the City Council Tuesday night

Have an opinion about marijuana operations in Edmonds – including regulation of collective gardens or facilities to produce, process or sell pot? Be sure to attend Tuesday night’s Edmonds City Council meeting, when the council will hold a public hearing on that very topic. According to a memo to the council from City Attorney Jeff Taraday, the Washington State’s Liquor Control Board will be ... »

Scene in Edmonds: Guitar player draws crowd

Scene in Edmonds: Guitar player draws crowd

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Fire District 1 calls, week of Aug. 9-14

Fire District 1 calls, week of Aug. 9-14

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 367 calls the week of Aug. 8-14: 288 emergency medical aid calls, 19 motor vehicle collisions, 20 fires, 16 service calls, 1 gas leaks, 1 technical rescue and 22 automatic fire alarms. Aug 9 COLLISION: At 3:06 p.m., two cars were involved in a T-bone collision at 220th Street SW and 53rd Avenue West in Mountlake Terrace. Firefighters transported one pa... »

Swedish/Edmonds CEO David Jaffe to speak at Edmonds Chamber luncheon Thursday

Swedish/Edmonds CEO David Jaffe to speak at Edmonds Chamber luncheon Thursday

  David Jaffe, CEO of Swedish/Edmonds, is the featured speaker at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce luncheon Thursday, Aug. 22. The luncheon will be at Fairwinds – Brighton Court, 6520 – 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Jaffe will speak about Swedish’s recently announced plans for a significant $63.5 million expansion project at the hospital campus. Register by Wednesday at... »

Congrats to the class of 2013! Edmonds-Woodway High graduation photo album

Congrats to the class of 2013! Edmonds-Woodway High graduation photo album

All photos by Joleen Sims   »

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