Edmonds City Council set to confirm Neil Weiss as new municipal court judge

The Edmonds City Council is scheduled to vote next week to confirm appointment of Everett defense attorney Neil Weiss as the city’s new municipal court judge. If confirmed May 28, Weiss will replace former Municipal Court Judge Whitney Rivera, who was appointed to the Snohomish County Superior Court. He will serve out the remainder of…

Woodway Town Council approves annexation of Point Wells

The Woodway Town Council voted 4–1 May 20 to annex Point Wells, which is a 67-acre unincorporated area located in Snohomish County that borders Woodway and Shoreline. The land is owned by BSRE Point Wells, LP (BSRE), a subsidiary of Blue Square Real Estate, LTD – an Israeli real estate company – which itself is…

Lynnwood Rotary Club revving up for 7th annual Challenge Series Derby June 22

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood is inviting all to attend its 7th Annual Challenge Series Derby Race for students with developmental disabilities and their families. The races will run from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, at Lynnwood Elementary School, 18614 44th Ave. W. The event will also feature fun activities such as face…

Lunar New Year Edmonds fundraiser May 31 at Brigid’s Bottleshop

The Multicultural Association of Edmonds (MAE) is hosting Dragon Drafts, a fundraiser to benefit Lunar New Year Edmonds 2025, from 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 31 at Brigid’s Bottleshop, 188 Sunset Ave. S., Edmonds. The event will feature brews from Asian-owned companies including Lucky Envelope, Hellbent Brewing Company, Ladd & Lass and Hildegard. Dragon Drafts will…

Pacific Little League presents Dick Harsin with Lifetime Achievement Award

Pacific Little League has honored Dick Harsin with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his extraordinary service. The owner of Lynnwood-based Harsin Advanced Tax Planning, Harsin has dedicated 14 years as the league’s minor division coordinator and 14 years as a minor division manager, serving a total of 23 years managing the minor division (ages 9-11)….

Prep golf: Class 3A state championships

Boys Golf 3A State Championship at Hawks Prairie -The Links in Lacey, WA Round 1- Tuesday, May 21 Round 2- Wednesday, May 22 Top individual scores Rd 1 Rd2 Total 1. Conrad Chisman, Stanwood 70 73 143 2. Baylor Larrabee, Ferndale 76 68 144 3. Theo Snyder, Gig Harbor 73 72 145 4. Caelen Wobbrock,…

Save the date: Juneteenth at the Beach June 19

Save the date on your calendar for Juneteenth at the Beach – Celebrating Freedom from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Edmonds Waterfront Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. The annual Festival of Freedom event will include free food, book reading circles by adults to children, storytelling, music and a free screening…

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….

How much has Washington state spent on housing in the past decade?

For much of the past decade, the amount of money Washington lawmakers dedicated to housing and homelessness programs grew gradually, climbing from around $200 million to $400 million in each two-year budget between 2013 and 2021. But in the last four years, this spending has surged, according to an analysis of state spending data provided…

Lynnwood’s Northwest Veterans Museum to be open on Memorial Day

The Northwest Veterans Musuem in Lynnwood will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day. The museum is  located at Heritage Park, 19921 Poplar Way, Lynnwood. The museum is an all-volunteer nonprofit corporation dedicated to honoring those who have served in the U.S. military. It opened in May 2017, and…

Edmonds College invites everyone to campus for Triton Visit Day,  June 7 

Edmonds College invites the community to learn more about its programs, explore campus on their own or take guided tours on Triton Visit Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 7. “We have created an event that has something for everyone,” said Edmonds Director of Outreach Marc Gehlsen. “We want students and our…

Sponsor spotlight: The top engagement ring trends of 2024

Though the tradition of giving engagement rings has been around for centuries, the rings themselves are always evolving. With new designs debuting every day, it can be hard to keep up with all of your engagement ring options. Thankfully, our local Edmonds jewelry experts are here with the scoop on this year’s most coveted looks….

Healthy eating: Local fruits star in rhubarb strawberry sauce

Rhubarb is hitting the farmers’ market right now and strawberry season will be upon us very soon. The strawberries in my garden patch have begun to emerge and as the sunshine continues they will begin to ripen. Using fresh fruit at this time of the year is glorious and we are so lucky to have…

Reminder: 2024 Puget Sound Bird Fest in Edmonds June 1-2

A reminder that Puget Sound Bird Fest’s 20th annual festival will be June 1-2 in Edmonds. A celebration of birds and nature, Bird Fest features two days of speakers, guided walks, field trips, exhibits, and educational activities for all ages. Most Bird Fest activities are free and open to the public, with some activities requiring…

City invites public to complete revised transportation survey, running through June 10

The City of Edmonds is in the process of creating an updated 20-year Comprehensive Plan, and the city’s transportation plan is an element of that plan. The city has released a revised survey to receive public input on topics related to transportation priorities, areas of concern and modes of transportation the public feels safer using…

Edmonds VFW, American Legion Posts to help celebrate Memorial Day at events

VFW Post 8870 and American Legion Post 66, both in Edmonds, will help celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 27 by participating in three separate events. Members of the posts and a color guard will attend ceremonies at a program set for 11 a.m. at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, located at 820 15th St. S.W. At…

State ferries enters busy summer season with marked improvement

As the crewing situation improves at Washington State Ferries, the sailing cancellation rate has been cut in half over the past year, according to a news release. That’s good news for the hundreds of thousands of people that will take to the Salish Sea for the unofficial start of the busy summer travel season. State…

Sponsor spotlight: Scotty’s Food Truck open Thursday and Saturday this week

Scotty’s Food Truck  will be at Five Corners Calvary Church parking lot in Edmonds this Thursday, May 23and Saturday, May 25 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Scotty’s will be closed Friday, May 24. Call ahead to avoid the wait: 206-795-1615 Open Thursday and Saturday 3:30-7:30 p.m. Five Corners in Edmonds 8330 212th St. S.W.  

Capital gains tax receipts in Washington tumble

Capital gains tax collections in Washington have plummeted in their second year, creating potential challenges for the next governor and legislative budget writers in 2025. Washington took in $433 million as of May 15, down from $786 million netted in 2023, the first year the tax was paid. The number of those filing remained steady,…

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…

Myriad local projects on Congressman Larsen’s list for funding in 2025 spending bill

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen has requested a total of $42,399,656 for 15 local projects in the Fiscal Year 2025 spending bill, including those benefiting an Edmonds College project with the Latino Educational Training Institute, the Port of Edmonds, the Edmonds School District, the Edmonds Food Bank and Community Transit. According to a news release from…

Council reviews draft accessory dwelling unit recommendations, hears from residents

The Edmonds City Council Tuesday night continued its review of proposed updates to Edmonds City Code that would allow detached accessory dwelling units (DADUs) citywide. Several people testified during a public hearing on the code changes, which were recommended by city staff and the Edmonds Planning Board. The draft DADU recommendations — approved by the…

Deaf program families, staff push back against budget cuts at school board meeting

In just over an hour during the May 14 school board meeting, dozens of Edmonds School District students, staff and families expressed their concerns about upcoming budget cuts due to a $10.6 million funding shortfall.  To accommodate the quantity of speakers,, the meeting’s public comment portion was extended by about 40 minutes. Most commenters focused…

Congressman Rick Larsen visits Asian Service Center

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen visited the Edmonds-based Asian Service Center (ASC) Monday to learn about what the nonprofit is doing and to meet several board members and area residents. Those attending included ASC Executive Director Robert Ha, Edmonds Councilmember Will Chen, Board Director Alison Alfonso Pence, Board Member Khulan Enkhtaivan and Advisory Board Member Phong…

Restaurant news: Celebrating a worthy cause at a festive Toast of Edmonds

The 4th annual Toast of Edmonds took place Sunday afternoon, May 19 benefitting the Senior Lunch Program at the Edmonds Waterfront Center (EWC). More than 300 people gathered on a spectacularly beautiful afternoon to celebrate the work of the EWC, enjoy some of Edmonds’ finest craft cocktails and small bites, and vote for their favorite…

Did Bob Ferguson go too far responding to fellow Fergusons?

Democratic candidate Bob Ferguson pursued various hardball political and legal tactics to get two opponents who share his name out of the governor’s race — including an option the secretary of state said Washington election law doesn’t allow. Now, rival Democratic candidate Mark Mullet is accusing Ferguson of going too far, arguing that he pressed…

Travel notes: South Korea surprises

Arriving at Changdeokgung Palace in Seoul, I was surprised to see some Korean women wearing their traditional outfits – and a few men, too. They helped transport my imagination in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, which dates to the 15th century. While ruined and rebuilt several times, Changdeokgung is considered the most architecturally beautiful of…

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