Restaurant News: Delicious dining at Aleppo Kitchen, patio sips and snacks at Scratch

COVID times are making life difficult for all of us. Our local restaurant and beverage purveyors are kept on their toes by updates on “new” procedures, changed frequently. Masks and social distancing measures daunt prospective diners. Muffled conversations with wait staff, when one does get a seat at a table, may hinder communication as to…

Thad Hovis named new South County Fire chief

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners has selected Thad Hovis to serve as Fire Chief of the regional fire authority. Hovis was sworn-in during the board’s Aug. 5 virtual meeting via teleconference. A 25-year fire service veteran, Hovis has been serving as interim fire chief since the retirement of Fire Chief Doug Dahl at…

Onsite blood drive set for Aug 17-26 at Edmonds Center for Arts

Bloodworks Northwest is partnering with the Edmonds Center for the Arts to host a pop-up onsite blood drive the week of Aug. 17-26. The goal is to register 252 donors. The Edmond Center for the Arts is located at 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. You can sign up at dslnk.co/EdmondsPopUp. Any donor who registers to donate…

Edmonds Port Commission meeting agenda for Aug. 10, 2020

August 10, 2020 7 p.m. Zoom I. CALL TO ORDER II. FLAG SALUTE III. CONSENT AGENDA A. Approval of Agenda B. Approval of July 27, 2020 Meeting Minutes C. Approval of Payments IV. PUBLIC COMMENTS (For any issues not already on the Agenda; 3 minute limit) V. POSSIBLE ACTION A. Harbor Square Building No. 3…

St. Alban’s Church to hold another ‘drive by’ food bank collection Aug. 8

Continuing its tradition of helping community food banks, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Edmonds will hold a “Drive-By Food Drop” Saturday, Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s an opportunity for parishioners, friends and neighbors to contribute much-needed food (and cash contributions) to local food banks. This will be the church’s third Drive-By…

Edmonds College to offer bachelor’s degree in IT application development this fall

Edmonds College will launch its Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Information Technology – Application Development (BAS-ITAD) this fall. Applications are being accepted now through Sept. 4. “The BAS-ITAD program will cultivate astute software developers who have mastered the skills they need to be competitive in our region’s tech industry,” said Edmonds College President Dr….

Letter to the editor: Time to make council meetings more efficient and professional

Editor: The goodwill and extensive investment of time between and during city council meetings are recognized. As it is near a full-time job, city councilmembers deserve more money; however, the economic times are not right. It is natural to learn while working, especially in elected positions.  Even for the councilmembers who have been in office…

Welcome new advertiser, Stranded by the Sea

Stranded by the Sea is a local independent yarn shop in the Edmonds Creative District, conveniently located at Salish Crossing by the ferry holding area. They offer natural yarn and fiber arts supplies, emphasizing local, sustainable, and artisan quality materials. The shop features a variety of yarns, patterns, and kits to make lovely and fun…

Incumbents ahead in early primary returns for 21st, 32nd District legislative races

Incumbents were leading the way in early returns released Tuesday for state legislative races on the primary election ballot. The top two advance to the general election in November. Here are the results so far: State Legislative District 21, which includes parts of Lynnwood and Edmonds State Representative Position 1 incumbent Strom Peterson received 58%…

Annual PAWSwalk goes virtual with 21-day challenge Aug. 9-29

Amid the pandemic, the 29th annual PAWSwalk is looking different but the goal remains the same — raise funds for the thousands of homeless, injured and orphaned dogs, cats and wild animals cared for at PAWS facilities in Lynnwood and Seattle. “We’re in the midst of our busy baby season when we receive kittens, puppies…

Main topic of weekly COVID-19 briefing? Boeing’s future in Snohomish County

The COVID-19 impact on Boeing’s future in Snohomish County topped the county’s coronavirus briefing Tuesday. Boeing has already announced it will cut back 787 production in Everett from 10 Dreamliners a month to six a month next year. Here are the key numbers on Boeing’s economic impact in the county: 30,000 employees at the Everett…

Letter to the editor: A defund disaster in Seattle — and what it means for Edmonds

Editor: Seattle Councilmember Dan Strauss recently said in a July 13 Twitter video that “defunding the police does not mean decreasing public safety, in fact it means increasing public safety.” However, all of the data that we have on this issue shows the exact opposite. In Minneapolis where they voted to abolish the police department,…

College Place MS educator wins presidential award for excellence in math, science teaching

College Place Middle School teacher Amy Peterson was recently named a recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). PAEMST awards are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science. Two educators are recognized per state. The other Washington state recipient was a teacher…

Anthony’s Seafood Truck in Edmonds Aug. 5

Anthony’s Seafood Truck is heading to Edmonds on Wednesday, Aug. 5 and will be parked across the street from Anthony’s HomePort and Beach Cafe — at 456 Admiral Way — from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or until supplies last. Seafood and meat will be available for the public to purchase and take home to prepare. Here’s…

Edmonds Chamber board commits to raising next $35K for ‘Hero’ campaign

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has already raised one-third of the $100,000 goal for its Edmonds Kind of Hero fundraising campaign — and now chamber board members have committed to raising the next third of the total required to save the Edmonds Chamber. “A great Chamber of Commerce is one of the pillars of a great…

Online registration for Edmonds School District students extended to Aug. 7

The deadline for online back-to-school registration for Edmonds School District students has been extended to Aug. 7. The district’s Back-to-School Consortium is also assisting families in need by providing registered K-12 students with free school supplies. Register online on the district website.

COVID-19 update for Aug. 3, 2020: Global, national and state perspective

The coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the world. Cases now surpass 18 million while deaths approach 700,000, with no letup in sight. The United States continues to lead the other nations of the world in total COVID case numbers and deaths. The following map from Johns Hopkins University provides the latest statistics as of…

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing to continue this week at McColllum Park

The Snohomish Health District announced on Monday that it will continue drive-thru testing this week at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E. in Everett. Online registration is now open at www.snohd.org/drive-thru-testing, with appointments for this week starting Tuesday, Aug. 4. Testing is expected to remain at McCollum Park through the end of this week. The…

Edmonds Restaurant Guide: What’s open during Phase 2

Edmonds Local Food Services during Phase 2 (updated Aug. 3, 2020) Business Address Phone Services 407 Coffee house 407 Main Street 425-921-6147 Dine-in, takeout, and delivery 5 Corners Teriyaki 8410 Main Street 425-774-5775 Takeout by phone; third party delivery 85 Degree Bakery 22611 76th Ave W 425-670-3085 Takeout American Brewing 180 Dayton St, Ste 102…

Five months into the pandemic, tips for fighting COVID-19 stress

Yes, there is such a thing as COVID stress. Burnout. Overload. “We are so saturated with information,” says Pat Morris from Volunteers of America Western Washington, “that there’s a sense of powerlessness among all of us. When are we going to get back to normal? When is this going to be over?” The information saturation,…

Sponsor spotlight: Get rid of your kids’ summertime blues

Let’s be honest. This is a strange summer. With many recreation activities canceled or significantly altered because of this year’s pandemic and social distancing guidelines, families need to be creative to keep their kids energized and engaged. Never fear! Here’s a list of activities to create a memorable summer for your kids: Organize a family…

Primary election ballots due Tuesday, Aug. 4

If you haven’t yet voted in the primary election, the deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 4. The election is mail-only but you don’t need a stamp as ballots are postage paid. Ballots must be postmarked by Aug. 4 for the primary, which includes a variety of races ranging from U.S. Congress to governor to the state…

Rain garden project under way in Sierra Park neighborhood

The City of Edmonds’ stormwater group, in partnership with the Snohomish Conservation District, is working on a new rain garden project in the Sierra Park neighborhood. According to the city, rain gardens eliminate nearly all of the stormwater runoff from the street and private drainage that would normally flow north through Sierra Park and into…

CoronaCoaster – the Pandemic Times: Record your stories for history

Have a story to tell about your life in the age of coronavirus? Willing to share it with others via video? It is no exaggeration that we are in historically unique times. A group of local organizations have come together to launch a new community-based video project, CoronaCoaster, to provide a historical record of the…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Catering menu week of Aug. 3-8

Aug. 3 – 8 Food Truck Locations ** Monday dinner – Seaview neighborhood, Edmonds ** Monday dinner – Faith Hill Community Church by Hickman Park, Edmonds ** Tuesday lunch – Alderwood Business Center, Lynnwood ** Tuesday dinner – Point Edwards, Edmonds ** Wednesday lunch – 4th & Dayton, Edmonds ** Thursday lunch – private company…

Sponsor spotlight: Next free legal clinic for seniors Aug. 5

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group offer a free legal clinic for seniors every month, and the next one is Wednesday, Aug. 5. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an Elder Law Attorney. It runs from 1-3 p.m. and space is limited. Please call ahead to the Edmonds Waterfront (Senior)…

Looking Back: 102 years ago – 1918 and the Spanish Influenza Pandemic

In October of 1918, the world was still fighting WWI, and although the end of the hostilities was near, censorship of the news still remained.  Therefore, it was left to the non-combatant country of Spain to report that civilians in many places were becoming ill and dying at an alarming rate.  These circumstances gave rise…

Commentary: Defunding the police – what could it mean?         

Brutality by some in the police force is not new, but the overwhelming demand for meaningful institutional change to overcome this gives me hope. However, calls for “defunding” the police as the answer gives me pause. So far there does not appear to be a clear roadmap to the changes that follow and how those…

Edmonds Police Blotter: July 21-27, 2020

July 21 8100 block 238th Street Southwest: A man stole from a store and presented an unknown possible weapon when confronted by an employee. The subject was located and arrested nearby in possession of a metal bar. 7700 block Lake Ballinger Way: A cargo trailer was stolen from a business storage area. 22100 block Highway…

Savor the colors and flavors of summer at the Edmonds Museum Summer Market

August arrives at the Edmonds Museum Summer Market with a burst of new varieties of fruits, vegetables and flowers. From Collins Family Orchards, Martin Family Orchards and Rest A While Fruit you will find a fabulous selection of plums, pluots, peaches, cherries, and maybe even some early nectarines.   Blueberries are plentiful from our berry vendors,…

Reminder: Deadline to vote in primary election Aug. 4

A reminder that the deadline to vote in the primary election — which includes a variety of races ranging from U.S. Congress to governor to the state Legislature — is Tuesday, Aug. 4. All ballots must be postmarked or left in a ballot drop box by 8 p.m. on that day.  Ballots and voters pamphlets…

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