Day Trip Discoveries: Snow geese and whale watching  

Every February, snow geese blanket the skies and fields near Stanwood before their annual migration north. Beginning in March, massive gray whales migrate up the West Coast and through Puget Sound toward Alaskan waters. Both offer extraordinary wildlife watching opportunities – during a season when not much other wildlife puts on such a show. So…

Edmonds Restaurant News: Treat yourself to Milkie Milkie Korean Desserts

Although people don’t usually crave icy treats so much in the dead of winter, most of us still enjoy a little ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt regardless of the season. I’ve got another icy treat for you to consider. If you’re a fan of the aforementioned desserts and you haven’t tried bingsoo yet, you…

Prep boys wrestling: Warriors dominate Mavericks in Thursday dual meet

With one of their most formidable squads in recent history, the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors continued their strong 2019-2020 season with a 60-6 crushing victory over their closest rival, the Meadowdale Mavericks, in a Wesco League dual held Thursday at Meadowdale High School. E-W won 13 of the 14 individual matches staged on Thursday; Meadowdale’s only victory…

Prep girls basketball: Mavericks defeat Tomahawks

The Meadowdale Mavericks picked up an easy win on Thursday with a 74-22 victory over the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks in a Wesco League girls basketball game played at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The Mavericks raced out to a 52-8 halftime lead over a Tomahawks squad that is winless in Wesco League contests this season. Lilly Williams led…

Warriors sports roundup: Losses for girls basketball, boys swim Thursday

  After not stepping onto a court since Jan. 10, the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors’ girls basketball team was faced with shaking off the doldrums, dusting off the basketballs and returning to action with a daunting assignment Thursday: Take on the state’s No. 4-ranked Arlington Eagles. The test proved too tough for E-W. The Warriors lost to…

Calling all writers: EPIC Group Writers contest begins Feb. 1

Edmonds-based EPIC Group Writers invites all writers — from beginners to published authors — to enter the EPIC Writing Contest, which begins Feb. 1 and ends April 9. The following online submissions are accepted in both Prose and Poetry categories: Prose – Adults and students in grades 8-12 (fiction or non-fiction). Portions of larger works…

Edmonds Downtown Alliance Says: The Year in Review

2019 was a busy year in Edmonds, and for the Edmonds Downtown Alliance (Ed!). Presiding over the member advisory board this year has been a humbling and extremely fulfilling experience; I have gotten to engage with a number of our more than 350 member business owners, and while they have a wide variety of viewpoints,…

Save the date: Parents, guardians invited to attend Kick Off to Kindergarten Feb. 10

Parents and guardians with kids starting kindergarten in fall 2020 are invited to attend Kickoff to Kindergarten on Monday, Feb. 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at your neighborhood (assigned) school. Free child care will be provided. Attendees will: Meet school staff and other incoming families, Learn about the school and registration process, Gear up for Jump…

From the Edmonds Mayor: Three cheers to public works

During our first snowstorm of the winter, I hopped in a de-icing truck with long-time Public Works employee Darren Browning. I wanted to see firsthand how our road conditions were during our first winter wonderland of the season and make sure that our streets were safe. I learned quickly there was a very important segment…

Museum exhibit to celebrate 50 years of the Edmonds Underwater Park

Opening Feb. 1, Edmonds Historical Museum’s new exhibit “The Perfect Dive” celebrates 50 years of the Edmonds Underwater Park. Established at Brackett’s Landing by city ordinance as a Marine Preserve and Sanctuary in 1970, the Edmonds Underwater Park is the most popular park in Washington’s underwater park system — attracting over 25,000 divers each year….

Update: Edmonds CC Martin Luther King Jr. celebration postponed to Feb. 6

The Jan. 16 Edmonds Community College Martin Luther King Jr. celebration featuring Nikkita Oliver has been postponed until Feb. 6. The new events — scheduled for 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. — will be a dual celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Black History Month with Oliver as the keynote speaker. Oliver is…

Edmonds Community College on regular schedule Thursday

After being closed earlier this week due to snow and ice, Edmonds Community College will operate on a regular schedule Thursday, Jan. 16. The college encourages all students and employees to use their own best judgment to get to campus safely. “Parking lots and sidewalks throughout campus may be icy,” the college said in an…

District prep athletics rescheduled after Wednesday school closures

Another day of school closures, another day of postponed games for Edmonds School District high school student athletes. District officials canceled all classes and school activities on Wednesday, Jan. 15, due to the continued unsafe weather conditions. The closure postponed boys basketball games slated for Edmonds-Woodway, Mountlake Terrace and Meadowdale, plus a girls wrestling scramble…

100 Rick Steves tour guides to descend on Edmonds Jan. 21-28

From Jan. 21-28, you may see kilts, dirndls, lederhosen, berets, and lots of fun-loving Europeans around Edmonds.  That’s because Rick Steves is hosting his annual week-long tour guides’ summit in Edmonds, flying in his guides from around Europe. Saturday, Jan. 25 is the big day for the public: About 1,500 travelers will come to town as…

13th annual Edmonds Comedy Night Feb. 21-22 to benefit school district student programs

Enjoy an evening of laughs and benefit local schools during the 13th annual Edmonds Comedy Night, set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Organized by Parent Leaders for the Edmonds School District, the event features nationally recognized comics. All funds generated will be used to support student programs throughout the…

Reminder: Emergency cold weather shelter open through Thursday, Jan. 16

The South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open through Thursday, Jan. 16. The shelter opens at 7:15 p.m. at Maple Park Church (60th Avenue West and 176th Street Southwest, Lynnwood). Dinner, a warm mat and blanket, and breakfast are provided. If you are not driving, please use the van transportation; do not walk to…

Liias introduces legislation to help increase voter participation among young adults

State Sen. Marko Liias this week introduced Senate Bill 6313 — the Voting Opportunities Through Education (VOTE) Act — a measure aimed at increasing voter participation among young adults. “Every voice needs to be heard to maintain a strong democracy,” said Liias, a 21st District Democrat who represents parts of Edmonds and Lynnwood. “Getting more young…

Jan. 15 ‘Got Your Six’ program for veterans canceled; next meeting Feb. 12

The Jan. 15 meeting of the “Got Your Six” (GY6) program — a monthly outreach program for military veterans in Edmonds — has been canceled due to weather. The goal of the GY6 program is to create a space where veterans can interact with each other over lunch and coffee and learn about services available…

Second day of school closures means more prep basketball games canceled

A second day of school closures in the Edmonds School District this week meant a second day of postponing local high school basketball games. The girls’ basketball teams at Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Meadowdale all had their scheduled games on Tuesday shelved after district officials closed down all operations due to snow and ice.  The…

With heavy snowfall predicted, Snohomish PUD ready to respond to outages

The National Weather Service is calling for heavy snowfall over the next two days and strong easterly winds on Wednesday, increasing the likelihood of tree damage and power outages throughout Snohomish County. And Snohomish County PUD says it’s prepared. The PUD said is has crews and supplies prepared for restoration efforts and will be responding…

Jan. 14 Edmonds City Council meeting canceled due to weather.

The Edmonds City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 14 was canceled due to weather conditions. Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas said that safety concerns were paramount when making the decision to cancel. The roadways are already icy due to freezing conditions, and snow is expected to fall early this evening, at about the time the…

Edmonds School District schools, Edmonds CC closed Tuesday due to unsafe conditions

Updated at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with additional information from the school district on how closures so far have impacted school calendar, cancellation of school board meeting. As overnight freezing temperatures led to icy roadways, both the Edmonds School District and Edmonds Community College have canceled all classes and activities for Tuesday, Jan. 14. The Edmonds School Board…

 Edmonds Driftwood Players wins 11 BroadwayWorld 2019 Seattle awards 

Edmonds Driftwood Players has collected 11 BroadwayWorld 2019 Seattle Awards, including Theatre of the Year. The fall production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder collected nine of the theatre’s wins, with two awards going to the 2018/2019 Season production of Peter & the Starcatcher.  Regional productions, touring shows, and more were included in…

Snow, ice force reschedule of Monday prep basketball games

Wintry weather put the deep freeze on high school basketball games scheduled for Monday night, Jan. 13, including contests involving teams from Lynnwood, Meadowdale and Mountlake Terrace High Schools. The Royals, Mavericks and Hawks were all slated to go up against other Wesco League teams but the games were postponed after Edmonds School District officials…

It’s time to submit questions for ‘Ask the Edmonds Cop’

Later this week, we’ll be taping more “Ask the Edmonds Cop” segments. Have a burning question to ask Edmonds Police Sgt. Shane Hawley? Email it to myedmondsnews@gmail.com. You can see the list of topics we’ve covered in past segments here.

Scene in Edmonds: Lending a helping hand

Sonia Nunez Gilman asked that he highlight the good deeds of Edmonds resident Steven Seremeta. On Monday morning, while his young family played outside, Seremeta “quietly grabbed his snow shovel, cleaned the entire cul-de-sac, and salted walking paths for the various home entrances at the end of 6th Avenue South,” she said. “I’m grateful when…

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