Gold Star Families honored during Edmonds Veterans Plaza ceremony

Local veterans and community members gathered at Edmonds Veterans Plaza Monday afternoon for a short Memorial Day ceremony that included the unveiling of a new bench honoring Gold Star Families.  Members of VFW Post 8870 and American Legion Post 66 hosted the event, which followed the larger Memorial Day gathering at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery. Gold Star…

‘Words alone cannot repay the debt we owe’: Edmonds honors the fallen

An estimated 300 attendees gathered Monday morning at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery to pause, remember and honor the members of the U.S. armed forces who fell while defending their nation and its principles of freedom and democracy. After welcoming all present, emcee Richard Marin, Capt. USN (Ret) began the ceremony with a presentation of the…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation awards top $5,000 scholarship

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation announced Monday that Zoya Kulikov-Wickizer, a distinguished senior at the University of Washington, has been honored with the top scholarship award of $5,000. The foundation’s scholarship program, generously funded by an endowment, is dedicated to nurturing promising art students. This year, the program awarded 22 scholarships, amounting to a total…

Edmonds School Board to vote on math core materials during May 28 meeting

The Edmonds School Board is scheduled to vote on approving adoption of secondary math curriculum during its May 28 meeting. The math curriculum was reviewed by several district committees in collaboration with families, community members, staff and students. They collectively recommended adopting Big Ideas Learning, Math and You, Concepts and Connections as the Core Instructional…

Future stewards lend a hand to baby salmon

Last week marked the final releases this year of “baby” coho salmon from Edmonds’ Willow Creek Salmon Hatchery into local streams to help the salmon populations in Puget Sound. On hand to help were community volunteers including future stewards of the environment and even Edmonds Mayor Mike Rosen. This was the eighth year that the…

Sponsor spotlight: Ideas for a great tax refund

Three of every four Americans got a refund check last year according to IRS statistics. With a little planning, you can maximize the benefit of your refund. Here are some ideas: Pay off debt. If you have debt, a great spending priority can be to reduce or eliminate it. This is especially true if you have…

Local Dining: Ono Poke

In the latest episode of our Local Dining video series, we feature Ono Poke in Edmonds. If your restaurant is interested in being profiled as part of this series, email Peter Harvey of Reefcombers Studio at peter@reefcombers.com.

Home + Work: CEO turned caretaker

In mid-April, the day after Whitney and I did a photo shoot together in Seattle, my husband woke up in a hotel room in Wenatchee experiencing numbness and tingling in his limbs. He was over the mountains with our older son, who was trying out for a competitive hockey team. By Sunday when they got…

Campaign watchdog ramps up disclosures for yard signs and AI-generated ads

Candidates in this year’s Washington elections must report what they spend on media created using artificial intelligence and other digital tools and declare who is paying for their yard signs, under new rules unanimously adopted last week by the state Public Disclosure Commission. The rules dealing with old and new campaigning tools result from recently-enacted…

Remember the fallen at these Memorial Day observances

A reminder of the events scheduled in Edmonds and nearby on Memorial Day to honor those who gave their lives in defense of their country: 11 a.m.: The annual Memorial Day Observance at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium, 100th Avenue West and 15th Street Southwest, one block north of the Westgate QFC. The event…

Rotary Club of Edmonds awards scholarships to seven high school seniors

The Rotary Club of Edmonds has awarded college scholarships to seven local high school seniors. Six students will receive $1,500 to be paid toward their tuition at the college of their choice: Quinn Bergau, Meadowdale High School; Selena Ng, Meadowdale High; Clara Rothschiller, Edmonds-Woodway High; Sarah Parker, Meadowdale High; Vanessa Ho, Meadowdale High and Osage Isokpan,…

Pacific Little League holding clothing drive for Clothes for Kids June 1, 8

Pacific Little League is conducting a clothing drive on two Saturdays — June 1 and 8 — for kids in grades K-12. The drive will benefit nonprofit Lynnwood-based Clothes for Kids, which provides school wardrobes free of charge to children in need in the Edmonds School District. The collection drive will run from 9 a.m….

Se Habla Podcast for May 25, 2024

This weekly podcast, with English subtitles, is provided through the My Neighborhood News Network’s content partnership with Se Habla Media.

‘Eight Inches By’ opens at Graphite Art Center

If you want to create an artwork where one of the dimensions must be 8 inches, what would you make? That was one requirement for all artists who submitted their artwork to be exhibited at Graphite Art Center’s latest gallery Eight Inches By.  The gallery features 99 artworks from 58 local artists, including those from…

History: When Edmonds was home to the world middleweight champion

The date: March 24, 1936. The location: Civic Ice Arena, Seattle.  The event: a non-title fight between the world middleweight champion, Eddie (Babe) Risko and the challenger from Tacoma, Freddie “The Tacoma Assassin” Steele. Eddie Risko had been the U.S. Navy’s undefeated middleweight champion before turning professional and becoming world champion on Sept. 19, 1935,…

Sponsored: RBC Wealth Management in Edmonds seeking Sr. Investment Associate

Join RBC Wealth Management in Edmonds, WA as a Sr. Investment Associate! Click here to apply today What is the opportunity? Join a growing team and use your analytical and communication skills as well as industry knowledge to help clients obtain their financial goals and plan for the future. You will work closely with one…

June 1: Car show and spring market at Meadowdale High School

Meadowdale High School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and Skills USA Automotive Club are planning their second annual car show and spring market from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 in the high school parking lot, 6002 168th St. S.W., Lynnwood. Registration is now open to enter a car, sign up as…

Overnight I-5 lane reductions, ramp closures this week for light rail work

As part of its ongoing Lynnwood Light Rail extension, Sound Transit will close lanes and ramps on I-5 overnight May 28-31, including: – The right lane on southbound I-5 between the 44th Avenue West on-ramp and 220th Street Southwest from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly Tuesday, May 28, through Friday morning, May 31. –…

Prep track and field, day 3: More medals for Edmonds School District athletes

Edmonds School District student athletes stood tall on Saturday — some even on the medals’ podium — during the final day of the WIAA 2A/3A/4A State Track & Field Championships held at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Mountlake Terrace sophomore Brynlee Dubiel led the local medalists by placing third in the 3A Girls 300…

Reader view: A greeting for Memorial Day May 2024

I cringe each time I hear, “Happy Memorial Day!” For those who have lost a loved one on active military duty—the use of the word happy does not resonate with the magnitude of loss the commemoration represents. It is like wishing someone a “Happy Funeral.” I recall a comment shortly after 9/11. “No, I don’t…

Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month for April 2024

Edmonds Heights K-12 Silas Larose I have a 3.97 GPA and participate in the robotics and musical theatre programs at EHK-12. I am also an Honors student at Shoreline Community College through Running Start, where I am currently researching the family business model to present at the UW Undergraduate Research Symposium. I am thankful for…

Lynnwood photographer stars in New York exhibit

Serendipitous and ephemeral moments of beauty photographed in Edmonds, Lynnwood and other Pacific Northwest locations are currently on display at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown, New York.  Lynnwood-based writer and nature photographer Kevin Ebi is the focus of a one-person exhibition there, Kevin Ebi: Five Minutes in Nature, now through July 21. Featuring…

Edmonds law office to discuss Charleena Lyles legal case June 19

The Edmonds law office of Neil R. Sarles will be discussing the Charleena Lyles legal case in an event at the Edmonds Waterfront Center Conference Room A from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 — which is a national holiday for Juneteenth. The Lyles case involved a deadly shooting, a probate, a civil damages action…

Edmonds Police Blotter: May 14-21, 2024

May 14 22700 block 82nd Avenue West: A business was defrauded by an unknown suspect. 22100 block 92nd Avenue West: A welfare check was done for an adult male. No police assistance was needed. 23800 block Highway 99: A woman was booked into Snohomish County Jail for obstructing a law enforcement officer. 7900 block 228th…

Fitness corner: Change your life in 20 minutes a day

A while ago, I wrote a Fitness Corner column about weeding. Appropriately titled “Wisdom from weeds”, it detailed how much wisdom came from having to weed my own yard. Weeding is something I have always loathed to my very core! Strong words, but very true for me, because there are few things I dislike as…

State prep track and field, day 2: Dubiel, Robinson earn medals in hurdles

Though competitors from rival high schools on the track, Mountlake Terrace’s Brynlee Dubiel and Lynnwood’s Porcha Robinson do have one thing in common now: Both are 2024 state medal winners — and two-time medalists at state. Dubiel captured third place in the 3A Girls 100 Meter Hurdles final on Friday during day two of the…

Reminder: Edmonds Port Commission meeting agenda for May 28, 2024

May 28, 2024 7:00pm I. CALL TO ORDER II. FLAG SALUTE III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA IV. PUBLIC COMMENTS (Each comment shall generally be limited to 3 minutes or less and shall be limited to Port business) V. CONSENT AGENDA A. Approval of Payments B. Authorization for Executive Director to Write off $6,405.03 VI. PRESENTATIONS A….

Kids get to touch a truck during Public Works Week event in Edmonds

The Edmonds Public Works Department hosted a Touch a Truck event Friday morning. Children of all ages were invited to come view and sit in a number of the city’s work vehicles, ranging from street cleaners to tractors. City employees were also on hand, engaging with attendees and showing them the inner workings of their…

Edmonds Food Bank’s Bikes, Books and Berries event showcases power of community

A total of 108 bikes were distributed to families in need during the Edmonds Food Bank’s second annual Bikes, Books and Berries event. Held on Edmonds Presbyterian Church property May 18, the event included not only the distribution of bikes to children ages 18 and under, but also art kits and library cards. “Receiving a…

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