Have you voted for your favorite scarecrows yet?

A reminder that voting is now underway in the Edmonds Scarecrow Festival. Vote for your favorites at scf.historicedmonds.org/register-vote. Also remember the Scarecrow Hunt. Five scarecrows in the Edmonds Bowl are sporting special numbered medallions atop their regular scarecrow voting sign. Note them on the special Scarecrow Hunt entry form (download it from the Museum website…

Coming to the Creative Retirement Institute in 2020: Jazz Appreciation

“Jazz is a dialect, a certain language.” So says Brent Jensen, instructor for a new  Jazz Appreciation course coming to the Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) at Edmonds Community College winter term 2020. And Jensen is definitely a person who should know. The course provides a brief survey of the development of jazz music in the…

Scene in Edmonds: Coho salmon are back in Shell Creek

Sightings of adult coho salmon in Shell Creek started this last weekend. This marks the start of the annual migration of salmon into the creek to spawn. Students from the Edmonds-Woodway High School’s Students Saving Salmon club were thrilled to observe salmon during their first surveys of the creek last weekend, club advisor Joe Scordino…

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Verdant Health Superintendent Robin Fenn stepping down

After three years at the helm of the Verdant Health Commission, Superintendent Robin Fenn is leaving in November. That’s according to an announcement issued Monday morning by Verdant. During her time leading the Verdant Health Commission and Public Hospital District No. 2, Snohomish County,  Verdant has invested nearly $17.8 million in community health and wellness program…

Edmonds police assist Mountlake Terrace PD in locating domestic violence suspect

A man who was reported to have fled from Mountlake Terrace police after assaulting his girlfriend was booked into Snohomish County Jail  early Monday morning. Police booked the 39-year-old man for fourth-degree domestic assault after apprehending him near Lake Ballinger around 1:30 a.m. Monday. The suspect was also charged with preventing the reporting of a…

Fitness Corner: Beating the winter blues

Winter may not be here yet but it sure does feel like it’s on the way. Born and raised in sunny Southern California, I found the coldness and darkness of fall and winter in the Pacific Northwest challenging every single year. Even here in Texas, where it is undeniably sunnier and warmer further into fall,…

Letter to the editor: An insight into political consulting

Editor: I have lived in Edmonds for 10+ years. Of those 10 years I have been a political consultant for 6+ years. I have worked for Republicans, Democrats and Independents. Never in those 6 years did I think I would have to explain what being a consultant is. Never in the 10+ years of living…

Reminder: Read a book, recommend it and you could win a prize

Join the annual Read! Recommend! Raffle! with the Edmonds Library and the Friends of the Edmonds Library. Just submit a quick book or audiobook recommendation before Oct. 28 on the Read! Recommend! Raffle! online form, and win a Kindle prize. Your review is your raffle ticket. You can also find the link to the form on the…

Human Rights Commission accepting nominations for 2019 awards

The Snohomish County Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for its 2019 Human Rights Day awards. The awards recognize individuals or organizations for their contributions to making Snohomish County a place “that honors the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of our human family.” Nominations are accepted in the following…

Thursday: EWHS 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Edmonds-Woodway High School is holding its 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Thursday, Oct. 24 in the EWHS Great Hall. The meet-and-greet runs from 6-7 p.m., with light snacks provided, followed by the ceremony from 7-9 p.m. with dessert and coffee. Among those being inducted Teams EHS 1966 Baseball Team  WHS 1988 Boys Basketball Team …

Help for Seniors forums in Lynnwood, Shoreline this week

A reminder of two free Help for Seniors forums this week — one in Lynnwood and one in Shoreline. The first is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W.  The second is Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Shoreline Library, 345 N.E. 175th St., with registration starting at…

Reminder: Horticulture educator to speak at Edmonds Floretum Oct. 21 meeting

George Lasch, executive director of PlantAmnesty and horticulture educator at Edmonds Community College, will be the guest speaker at the Monday, Oct. 21 Edmonds Floretum Garden Club meeting. Join Lasch for an opinionated and fun discussion of how he looks at plants for the garden. He’ll discuss what makes a good plant good and some…

Reminder: Rolling slowdowns on I-5 for light rail work Oct. 22-25

Seattle City Light crews plan to relocate existing overhead power lines over Interstate 5 near Northeast 189th and 195th streets to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. This work will result in traffic impacts Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 22-25. To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns…

Mystery writing topic of Edmonds Library Friends Oct. 24 meeting

The Friends of the Edmonds Library’s Thursday, Oct. 24 membership meeting will feature three local writers talking about writing mysteries. Erica Miner, Alice K. Boatwright, and Curt Colbert will discuss their latest mysteries and how they go about writing a story you can’t put down until you know “who done it.” There will be time for…

Volleyball team earns gold medal in senior games

Edmonds resident Linda Coburn’s Vintage 50s-plus volleyball team earned the Gold Medal in the Green Division today at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. Teams are categorized in different divisions after pool play and compete for medals within their division. “I wish we could have reached a higher division, but so happy…

Sponsor spotlight: The marriage penalty is alive and well

Despite what you may think, the marriage penalty is still alive and well. Whether you’re changing your filing status in 2019 because of marriage, divorce or another event (or it’s staying the same), you should review this information and plan accordingly. What is the marriage penalty? The marriage penalty occurs when the dollar ranges for…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Oct. 8-15, 2019

Oct. 8 9400 block 217th Street Southwest: A man learned of fraud charges on his Discover Card, then realized his wallet was missing from his vehicle. 9400 block 244th Street Southwest: A vehicle prowl was reported. 20400 block 78th Place West: Police responded to a dispute between two neighbors over parking. 7400 block  212th Street…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Calendar-worthy Halloween events

When my kids were small and the costumes were still toddling spiders or mini firefighters, my main goal was to get as much use out of costumes as possible with the most amount of pictures. Once the kids started school, their yearly school event added an indoor option, which has a photo booth, so I…

Lynnwood police seek woman missing since September

Lynnwood police are seeking help locating Alexandria Youn Suk Kim, who has not been heard from or seen by family and friends since Sept 2. According to the police, Kim is a 65-year-old Asian woman with thinning black hair who occasionally wears glasses. She may be wearing a knit hat, dark blue blazer and blue…

Prep football: Mavs earn 20-14 homecoming win over Scots

The Meadowdale Mavericks jumped out to a 13-0 halftime lead, then held on to defeat the visiting Shorecrest Scots 20-14 in a Wesco League South Conference showdown — and also Meadowdale’s homecoming — played Friday at Edmonds Stadium. Both teams had entered the game with 3-1 league records and were part of a four-team logjam…

Prep football: Warriors grind out 21-3 win over Shorewood

Though down one offensive line starter, Edmonds-Woodway Warriors’ Coach John Gradwohl still had faith that his remaining starters upfront could control the line of scrimmage and be successful in the team’s matchup against the Shorewood Thunderbirds on Friday.  But after senior lineman Tony Woo came out of the game early in the first quarter with…

‘CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion’ launches Diversity Film Series Oct. 19

The Edmonds Diversity Film Series begins its third season at noon Saturday, Oct. 19 with a screening of CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion at the Edmonds Theater. All film screenings will be offered free to the public and are scheduled for the third Saturdays of the month, October through April (except December). Each screening presents…

Weekend idea: Fall colors on Highway 2

Photographer Bill Ray recommends a drive along Highway 2 toward Leavenworth to see fall colors. “Generally there is still plenty of color with more to come — except in Leavenworth itself which is past the peak,” he said. “Index and Eagle Falls are spectacular and not that far away. They make a dandy half-day trip….

City of Edmonds earns AAA credit rating

Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has assigned a AAA long-term rating to the City of Edmonds, a first in the city’s history. In assigning its triple-A rating for series 2019 limited tax general obligation bonds, Standard & Poor’s said the outlook is “stable” for the Edmonds financial picture. “The stable outlook reflects our view of…

ESD Equity Alliance for Achievement meeting Oct. 21

The community is invited to attend the first Equity Alliance for Achievement (EAACH) of the year Monday, Oct. 21, at Alderwood Middle School Commons. The event will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about how the community can work on equity in the district, with a discussion of the following:  What are school resource officers…

From the Publisher’s Desk: Our virtual dust is starting to settle…

Dear readers: Thanks very much for your patience during the past week as we’ve been working out the glitches that occurred during our website redesign. We still have a few more wrinkles to smooth out, but I want to assure you that the reason for doing this — in the end — is to provide…

Sounder Seahawks game day trains will run Sunday

Seattle Seahawks fans can save on travel time, parking and gas by taking Sound Transit’s popular Sounder trains to the Seahawks 1:25 p.m. game Sunday, Oct. 20 against the Baltimore Ravens. Inbound Sounder trains from Snohomish County will depart Everett at 10:20 and 10:45 a.m. with stops in Mukilteo and Edmonds, arriving at King Street Station…

Help for Seniors forum at Lynnwood Library Oct. 24

A free Help for Seniors forum is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W. This seminar is aimed at helping seniors and their adult family members address aging-related legal, health care and housing questions. Those presenting include: – an elder law attorney who will discuss ways to…

Port of Edmonds Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2020 BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Port of Edmonds Commission will hold a public hearing on the 2020 Budget at its regular meeting on Monday, October 28, 2019. The hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Port Commission Room, which is located in the Port Administration Office…

Want to review candidate statements, videos? Visit our Election page

With general election ballots arriving in mailboxes this week, we have created a page archiving our recent coverage of local candidates, including mayor, city council, superior court judge, and school board. Click here to see the relevant articles. Can’t find something you are looking for? Use the search box on the upper right of the…

Prep girls soccer: Warriors move into first-place tie with victory over Shorecrest

The Edmonds-Woodway Warriors moved into a first-place tie in the 2A/3A Wesco League girls’ soccer standings with a 1-0 road victory over the Shorecrest Scots on Thursday. E-W senior Kyra Hicks scored the match’s only goal with five minutes left in regulation. The Warriors are knotted with Snohomish and Archbishop Murphy at the top of…

Mavs sports roundup: Girls soccer, swim results for Thursday

The struggling Meadowdale High School girls soccer team loss its 11th match in a row Thursday, as the Shorewood Thunderbirds beat the Mavs 3-0 in a Wesco League contest played at Edmonds Stadium. In other Meadowdale sports on Thursday, the Mavs’ girls swim team came within one point of taking down the Glacier Peak Grizzlies;…

More commuter parking in Edmonds? Sound Transit wants to hear from you

With $40 million in funding approved by voters in 2016 as part of ST3, Sound Transit is planning for improved parking and other options aimed at enhancing access at the Edmonds and Mukilteo Stations. A just-launched online open house provides an easy 24/7 opportunity for the public to learn about these proposals and make their views…

September 2019 Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month

Edmonds Heights K-12 School Paige Matheson Mother’s Name: Yolanda Matheson Father’s Name: Andrew Matheson GPA: 4.0 at EdCC Running Start Clubs & Activities: Musical Theater, Thespian Troupe & Circus Arts Athletics: Basketball & Circus Arts Honors: Edmonds Community College Honor Roll Community Service: Helping in the Preschool at Church Educational Goals: Masters or PhD Career…

Sounder trains to run for Saturday Sounders FC match

Sound Transit’s Sounder event trains will run to the Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas 12:30 p.m. match this Saturday, Oct. 19. Inbound Sounder trains will depart Edmonds at 10:11 a.m. Return trains depart King Street Station 35 minutes after the game. Both trains will serve all stops along the routes. A complete schedule of Sounder service…

International team from Japan to compete in 2020 Edmonds Clam Chowder Cook-Off  

The fifth annual Edmonds Clam Chowder Cook-Off — set for Feb. 22, 2020 — will have a new twist: an international competitor. Early this year, the Japanese city of Funabashi held its first clam chowder event, which was modeled after the popular Edmonds event. The contest went so well that next month Funabashi will hold…

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