Edmonds City Council approves ban on public camping

The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night by a 5-2 vote approved an ordinance that bans camping on public property in the city. It was the fourth time the council had considered the measure, which was drafted by the city attorney and supported by both the City of Edmonds police chief and human services staff. It…

Edmonds Art Beat: All about the jazz happening this weekend

Saturday night: Edmonds Jazz Walk Music will be filling the streets of Edmonds on Saturday, May 21 from 6 p.m. to midnight during Jazz Walk Edmonds. Purchasing a ticket to this event allows access to all shows. An early-bird discount on tickets ends at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, so buy now! Eight venues in…

Edmonds School District announces Class of 2022 high school graduation dates

The Edmonds School District has confirmed the following dates for high school graduations in 2022: Friday, June 3 – Edmonds Heights K-12 – 7 p.m. at Woodway Campus Thursday, June 16 – eLearning – 5 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium Thursday, June 16 – Scriber Lake High School – 7 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium Friday, June…

Edmonds firm helps organizations bridge communications gaps with multicultural audiences

Since starting The Vida Agency nearly five years ago, Edmonds resident Amalia Martino has been on a mission to change the way that organizations communicate with their increasingly diverse audiences. Her strategic communications firm, which moved its corporate headquarters from Seattle to downtown Edmonds earlier this year, is committed to bridging the communications gaps that…

Reader view: Building a tiny house to serve those in need

Lynnwood Rotarian Debbie Bodal sent this report regarding the volunteer work that she and others did May 15 building a tiny house as part of a Rotary District 5030 community service project. Bodal was joined by her husband Trond Bodal, an Emerald City Rotarian; and Diane Cohn, age 89, and her husband Jerry, age 94….

County announces local engagement meetings for federal COVID recovery funds

Snohomish County’s Office of Recovery & Resilience is launching a countywide engagement effort to guide investment strategies for the county’s $160 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation. According to a county announcement, the effort will include one in-person recovery event in each Snohomish County Council district that will include “key partners” across major recovery…

Registration now open for Sno-King Youth Club summer basketball league, soccer camp

Sno-King Youth Club has opened registratio for a 3-on-3 summer basketball league and summer soccer camp. The basketball league is for boys and girls entering fourth through eighth grades. Games are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday or Thursday nights from 5-9 p.m. July 11-Aug. 18. The summer soccer camp, running from 9 a.m. to noon July…

Miho Nagahama joins DME CPA Group PC

Miho Nagahama has joined Edmonds-based DME CPA Group PC. Nagahama received her bachelor of arts degree in commercial law from Kagoshima University in Japan, a paralegal associates degree from Edmonds College, and completed all four parts of the CPA exam in Tokyo, Japan. Her work experience includes Randal W Faber CPA PS in Lynnwood, Toyota Motor…

City awarded Creative District grant for 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor

The City of Edmonds has received a $34,000 Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) grant to assist in development of the 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor. The matching grant was one of 11 awarded to Creative Districts throughout the state. Edmonds was the state’s first Creative District, a designation it received in 2018. The Edmonds City Council during its…

Just Around the Corner: Boehm’s Candies and Chocolates

I’ve been passing by Boehm’s Candies for decades whenever traveling to Eastern Washington. It’s tucked away along Interstate 90 in Issaquah, and if you blink, you’d miss it. On Saturday, we decided to stop and look inside the old chalet. I’m not an expert on what to look for in good chocolate. There’s only two…

Free mental wellness conference for teens at Everett Community College May 21

Leadership Launch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing student leaders and strengthening communities, is hosting Emotion Commotion on May 21, from noon-4 p.m. at Everett Community College. Held at the Henry M. Jackson Conference Center, the student-organized event will feature keynote speakers and workshops focused on the topics of mental wellness through movement, self-expression through…

Sponsor spotlight: Maximizing your working-from-home opportunity

Flexible working arrangements appear to be here to stay. But the benefits of working from home also come with the challenge of maintaining an appropriate work-life balance and a high level of productivity. Here are several ideas to consider if you’ll be continuing to work from home, either full-time or occasionally: Divide your day into…

Reminder: International Peace Run coming to Edmonds May 18

The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is coming to Edmonds Wednesday, May 18.  The Peace Run is an international torch relay dedicated to the ideal that peace begins within the heart of each individual, “and that we have far more to unite as members of the human family than we have to divide us,” event…

Snohomish County: 2022 Homeless Point-in-Time Count shows increase in shelter capacity

Snohomish County on Monday released its 2022 Homeless Point-in-Time count, designed to provide a snapshot of households experiencing homelessness on a single night in Snohomish County. Among the results: The total number of individuals residing in a shelter, transitional housing and living without shelter is the highest it has been since 2012. From its low point…

Reader view: Compassionate enforcement aims to save lives

Like many of our community members, I was shocked, dismayed and disappointed when the City of Edmonds administration, human services and police department introduced the first version of the proposed ordinance adding a new chapter, Chapter 5.70, entitled “Unlawful Occupation of Public Property” to the City Code — that aims to fine the unhoused people…

Transportation Commission this week to discuss free ferry travel for kids

The Washington State Transportation Commission will begin work to implement free Washington State Ferries passage for people 18 and younger as well as a fall reduction of Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll rates during its May meetings. Both of these measures were passed by the state Legislature earlier this year and the commission will now begin…

High school sports roundup May 13 and 14, 2022

Boys Soccer (Winner to state/loser out game) Edmonds-Woodway defeated Arlington 4-2 The Warriors overcame a two-goal deficit to defeat the Eagles and advance to this week’s state tournament. Arlington jumped ahead in the first half with goals from Cameron Mooring and Kiyoshi Hall. Victor Ibarra and Edgar Cabrerea scored the first two E-W goals before…

WSDOT’s safety rest area free coffee program returns May 20

After more than two years, volunteer groups across the state can once again participate in the state’s free coffee program at selected safety rest areas, providing coffee to the traveling public. The free coffee program promotes safe highways by providing coffee to reduce drowsy driving. Volunteer non-profit groups dispense the free coffee at 34 designated…

Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group celebrating Bike Everywhere Day May 20

May is Bike Month, and the Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group (EBAG) will host a Celebration Station from 7 to 9 a.m. on Bike Everywhere Day this Friday May 20. The group will be located outside Kahlo’s Cantina, across from the Edmonds ferry terminal. All are invited to stop by for coffee, goodies, maps and other items….

Expect delays at Edmonds ferry holding lanes due to paving Monday-Thursday

Customers traveling through the Edmonds ferry terminal Monday through Thursday may encounter minor delays, the Washington State Ferries said. Contractor crews will continue work on a paving project in the upper holding area at the terminal during the day from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, May 16 and 17. This work…

Just around the corner: Triple XXX Root Beer in Issaquah

The Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In (98 N.E. Gilman Blvd, Issaquah) has all the ingredients for all your senses: – Smokey aroma from the kitchen for your sense of smell. – Big, juicy burgers for your taste buds. – Doo-wop and ’60s songs blasting through the loudspeakers for your hearing. – Kitschy decorations plastering every inch…

Prep baseball: Royals earn district title with extra-inning win over Warriors

With a District 1 3A Baseball Tournament championship trophy on the line, the Lynnwood Royals and Edmonds-Woodway Warriors went toe-to-toe on Saturday, each looking for that one timely stroke that could be the difference maker. After neither team could break through and push even a single run across the plate during the regulation seven innings…

Prep baseball: Meadowdale’s season ends with playoff loss to Stanwood

The Meadowdale Mavericks’ hopes of advancing to the WIAA 3A state high school baseball tournament later this month were dashed when the Mavs fell to the Stanwood Spartans 6-4 in a winner-to-state, loser-out District 1 Baseball Tournament game played Saturday at Funko Field in Everett. The loss came after Meadowdale committed six errors in the contest,…

Scene in Edmonds: Kid-friendly fun at the watershed fair

The Watershed Fun Fair returned to Edmonds Saturday, offering nature-themed activities just for kids including exhibits, games and crafts. Families had an opportunity to meet with city staff and non-profit conservation organizations, feed juvenile salmon in the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery’s rearing pond, and take a tour of the newly replanted Wildlife Habitat Native Plant…

Verdant Community Wellness Center celebrates grand reopening

The Verdant Health Commission hosted a grand reopening of the Verdant Community Wellness Center in Lynnwood on Friday. Closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the wellness center is now open for public use. From wellness booths to mascots handing out balloons, the reopening contained something for the whole family. The Verdant team…

Edmonds Police Blotter: May 5-12, 2022

May 5 21800 block 97th Avenue West: Unknown suspect stole a vehicle from a residence. 1000 block 5th Avenue South: A woman reported she believes her social media is being hacked. 200 block 5th Avenue North: An unknown subject left threatening voicemails on police officer’s department voicemail. 9300 block 236th Street Southwest: Police take a…

Clothes for Kids hosting silent, live fundraising auctions starting May 16

Clothes for Kids, which provides school wardrobes for children in need in the Edmonds School District, is hosting a Celebrate the Children online silent auction, opening at noon Monday, May 16. Hundreds of items are up for bid, including travel, jewelry, art, dining, family fun and more. The weeklong event will conclude with a live auction…

‘Cranes for Peace’ campaign artist at Cascadia Art Museum for Edmonds Art Walk May 19

The month of May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and “Cranes for Peace” campaign founder Fay Lim will demonstrate creating Washi Origami Crane earrings at the Cascadia Art Museum during Art Walk Edmonds Thursday, May 19. To end harassment and violence against the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, a portion of each purchase…

USDA: Keeping infants safe in midst of formula shortages

There are few things that worry a parent more than their children’s health and safety. The ongoing infant formula shortage due to supply chain issues, which worsened due to a major formula recall in February, has left many caregivers feeling concerned and anxious about their options for safely feeding their infants, the USDA Food and Nutrition…

Health district report, public safety among items on Woodway Town Council May 16 agenda

A presentation from the Snohomish Health District and a review of public safety are among the items on the Woodway Town Council agenda’s Monday, May 16 business meeting. The council will also discuss the first quarter 2021 police activity and financial reports. There will be two opportunities for public comments. The public may attend in-person at…

Reminder: ‘Living With Mosses’ topic of May 16 Floretum Garden Club meeting

“When you see moss, think moisture,” says botanist Louise Koehn. Moss must be wet to thrive – hence our abundant Pacific Northwest moss crop this year. Koehn presents “Living with Mosses” at the final spring meeting of Edmonds Floretum Garden Club, Monday, May 16 at 11 a.m. via Zoom. For the Zoom link, email edmondsfloretum@hotmail.com….

Sponsor spotlight: Giving new life to historic home in Seattle’s Greenlake neighborhood

This 1914 Greenlake residence was fully remodeled and repurposed, giving new life to the historic home. The homeowner’s plans emphasized maintaining the architectural character, while updating the entire structure to meet their family’s modern-day needs. Aesthetics were important to the lady of the house, who was active in the selections of millwork, finishes and colors….

Escaped inmate with local ties captured in Nevada

Escaped rape suspect and convicted drug trafficker Andrew Kristovich is back in jail. Kristovich escaped an Oregon medium-security federal prison on April 25 and two days later, Edmonds police recovered a stolen car they say he dumped in the parking lot at the Burlington Coat Factory. He was known to have strong ties to Edmonds…

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