Edmonds Waterfront Center a hive of activity as November opening approaches

It’s full speed ahead in every corner of the Edmonds Waterfront Center, the new community center that is replacing the now-demolished Edmonds Senior Center at 220 Railroad Ave. A Thursday hard hat tour led by Waterfront Center Executive Director Daniel Johnson guided participants through the new structure, as scores of construction workers busily snaked wires,…

Edmonds Summer Market vegetables.

Fall arrives at the Edmonds Museum Market: Time to start stocking up

Squash, eggplants, tomatoes, peppers . . . All featured in abundance at the Edmonds Museum Summer Market this Saturday. As the smoke begins to clear and we welcome a few rain drops, it is time to acknowledge that autumn is here. Cooler weather means time to start cooking soups, stews, and sauces to enjoy on…

Edmonds Landing residents turn out for socially-distanced Walk To End Alzheimers

Undeterred from the one-two-three punch of the COVID pandemic, unhealthy air blanketing Edmonds from wildfires, and a sprinkle of rain, Edmonds Landing residents turned out in force Friday for the annual Walk To End Alzheimers. Sponsored by the national Alzheimers Association, the nationwide event brings together people whose lives have been touched by Alzheimers and…

Downtown Edmonds businesses sponsoring Spacewalk event for families starting Sept. 19

Downtown businesses are hosting a scavenger hunt for school-age children and their families to encourage safe fun while supporting local. Starting this Saturday, September 19, 2020 NASA Space Facts will be displayed in the storefronts of participating businesses. To accommodate COVID-19 concerns, the hunt can be entirely contactless. Participants will print Spacewalk Passports at home and…

ACE monthly meeting set for Sept. 24, with zoning, building design guidelines on agenda

The Alliance of Citizens for Edmonds (ACE) will hold its monthly member meeting via Zoom on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 6-8 pm. ACE will be discussing potential Edmonds Citizens’ Housing Commission recommendations that could impact single-family neighborhood zoning across Edmonds. A member of the city’s Architectural Design Board also will be a guest speaker regarding…

Reminder: What happens next? Part 4 of Black in Edmonds series set for Sept. 19

The last of the four-part Black in Edmonds series this Saturday, Sept 19 will recap the last three listening sessions and discuss what should — or needs to — happen next. That’s according to series moderator Alicia Crank, a member of the Edmonds Planning Board, the Snohomish County Airport Commission, and Chief Development Officer at AtWork!…

Scratch Distillery now has limited indoor seating

Good news for the weekend: Edmonds’ Scratch Distillery now has limited indoor seating. Owners Kim and Bryan Karrick have spent the last two weeks working with authorities to get a temporary restaurant license. The existing menu (snacks) won’t change but the new license allows some indoor seating, in addition to the spacious patio. Reservations are…

Money still available for families in need through Edmonds Cares Fund

Tapping into the Federal CARES Act and re-allocated city funds, the City of Edmonds continues to distribute money from its $450,000 Housing and Supplementary Relief program, offering grants of up to $1,000 for one- and two-member households and $1,500 for households of three or more members to cover expenses related to rent/mortgage, food, medical bills,…

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club announces lineup of fall and winter online programs

The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club has announced its lineup of free online 2020-21 fall/winter programs for members and non-members, offered via Zoom. To receive the Zoom link for each program, interested attendees should email edmondsfloretum@hotmail.com. Sept. 21 Lisa Taylor, Backyards of Plenty – How Growing Vegetables Can Change the World Taylor is passionate about educating and…

Deadline extended for city’s 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor survey

A key feature of the Edmonds City Council-approved five-year work program for the Edmonds Creative District is redevelopment of the Fourth Avenue Cultural Corridor – which include street improvements in Fourth Avenue North between the Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) and Main Street. The City of Edmonds has created a preference survey for redevelopment and the…

Sno-Isle Libraries expands Books by Mail to all customers during coronavirus closures

Sno-Isle Libraries has expanded its Books by Mail program to all customers as another contact-free service while community libraries remain closed due to coronavirus precautions. Books by Mail is available to any Sno-Isle Libraries customer who cannot or does not want to go to a community library to pick up materials, said Sonia Gustafson, manager of Sno-Isle…

Support the Waterfront Center, enhance your wardrobe at the Edmonds Popup

Updated 9/18/2020 with additional information from owner Raj Shah With Thursday’s opening of the Edmonds Popup store in Salish Crossing, it’s a breeze to support the new Edmonds Waterfront Center, while at the same time picking up some of the coolest apparel in town. The store is run by brothers Raj and Akhil Shah, who…

Ridwell offering free plastic film recycling Sept. 19 in Edmonds

Seattle-based recycling service Ridwell will be in Edmonds on Saturday, Sept. 19 for a free community event to pick up all plastic film free of charge. The event will run from 1-4 p.m. in the PCC Edmonds parking lot, 9803 Edmonds Way. Ridwell will collect and recycle your plastic film including plastic bags, bubble wrap, Amazon envelopes and…

Brenda ‘Sophia’ Kriger: Artist, musician, athlete

Brenda Kay “Sophia” Kriger July 18, 1954-September 10, 2020 Brenda Kay “Sophia” Kriger was born on July 18, 1954 in Eugene, Oregon. She was the 5th of 6 children born to Clyde and Dorothy Kriger. She was a cute, curly haired little girl. As a 4 year old she was the runner up in the…

Sept. 19: Meadowdale High School Key Club to host Goodwill Fill the Truck event

The Meadowdale High School Key Club will host a Goodwill Fill the Truck Event fundraising event Saturday, Sept. 19 from 2-5 p.m. in the school’s parking lot. For every Goodwill truck filled, the Key Club will receive $600 and $300 f0r half a truck. Goodwill accepts clothing, shoes, household items, books, toys, sports equipment and…

Mike Hanchett: Impact of long-time Edmonds wrestling coach went far beyond the mat

Mike Hanchett’s name has been synonymous with wrestling in the Edmonds community for more than four decades. For 29 years, Hanchett coached at College Place Middle School, Edmonds High School and Edmonds-Woodway High School. He served as an assistant coach for 20 years combined at Edmonds and Edmonds-Woodway under legendary Coach Mike Hess and then…

Relief from smoky air expected by end of week

Relief is still expected Thursday night or Friday from wildfire smoke that has blanketed the region for the past week. According to a joint announcement from the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency and the health departments of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, air quality throughout the Puget Sound region continues to be unhealthy, and…

Edmonds Art Studio Tour set for Sept. 19 and 20 — in new remote format

Artists participating in the Edmonds Art Studio Tour. The annual Edmonds Art Studio Tour is coming up this weekend, fully online. During the weekend of Sept. 19-20, many artists will post video tours of their studios, demonstrations, and/or their creative process. To see a promo video  about the new format, click here. Visit the website to learn…

Edmonds College to hold virtual opening ceremony for new on-campus housing Oct. 22

Edmonds College, one of the country’s few community colleges to offer on-campus housing, opened its second residence hall to students this fall. Triton Court will provide housing for 220 students and is located directly across from the college’s main entrance. A virtual opening celebration for Triton Court and the college’s new STEM and Nursing building…

Edmonds Restaurant Guide: What’s open during Phase 2

Edmonds food services open during Phase 2 — updated Sept. 16, 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…

Looking Back: 1910 Snohomish County plat map inspires stories of local history

Discovering history sources Clues to historical stories can be found in records from many different, and even unusual sources. The idea for this column originated from a small portion of a 1910 Plat of Township 27 North, Range 4 East, Willamette Meridian, Snohomish County, Washington. The southwest Snohomish County landholders of 1910 shown on this…

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