Scriber Lake HS student authors to present at Oct. 22 Friends of the Edmonds Library meeting

The Friends of the Edmonds Library Thursday, Oct. 22 meeting will feature a panel reading and discussion with Edmonds-based Scriber Lake High School student authors about their upcoming publication, This Smile is for Everyone Else. The event runs from 2-3 p.m. and is open to the public. Join using the Zoom meeting link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84418789534?pwd=d3Z4cWprUS9aWG1Id1ZkOWZZNGJDdz09.When prompted, enter…

Military Wire: How do we not repeat 2020 in 2021?

“How do we not repeat 2020 in 2021?” That was a question posed to me in an online speaking event several weeks ago (think about that for a moment – an “online speaking event”). My response was likely a bit unexpected, as I shared a very creative exchange between God and Gabriel that a friend…

Sponsor spotlight: Name change? Notify the IRS before tax season

If you were married, divorced or changed your name for any reason during the past year, do not forget to file to change your name prior to preparing next year’s tax return. The IRS automatically conducts a name match on the first few letters of your last name. The problem If the name on your…

Between Assignments: Meet my granddaughter, Savannah

Many of you have already met my granddaughter with my postings on Facebook. Others of you have probably heard my wife and I speak of my daughter Sarah, her husband Lonnie, son Lonnie III and daughter Savannah. They are our ‘Arizona family,” living about 45 minutes outside of Tucson. Savannah just celebrated her 3rd birthday and…

Edmonds Lions Club food drive at Walnut Street Coffee Oct. 24

The Edmonds Lions Club is sponsoring at food drive, hosted by Walnut Street Coffee, on Saturday, Oct 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cash or non-perishable food donations are welcome, with all proceeds going to support the Edmonds Food Bank. Walnut Street Coffee is located at 410 Walnut St. in Edmonds.      …

It’s time to cast your votes

Undeterred by the Sunday morning drizzle, a steady stream of voters kept the downtown ballot box next to the Edmonds Library busy as they lined up to cast their votes. Ballots — which include federal, state and some local races — were mailed to voters Oct. 15 and can be returned either by U.S. mail…

Scene in Edmonds: Salmon are back

Members of the Students Saving Salmon Club from Edmonds-Woodway High School started their annual fall surveys along Shell Creek for salmon last weekend. Acording to club advisor Joe Scordino, students observed three salmon last weekend and four salmon so far this weekend. Salmon predators (such as raccons and river otters) are also aware of returning…

‘Who Was Chief Seattle’ presentation set for Oct. 21

In Celebration of National Friends of the Library Week, Humanities Washington will present “Who Was Chief Seattle?” The program will run from 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. According to an announcement from Sno-Isle Libraries, Chief Seattle was a warrior, an orator, a benefactor, and a visionary who helped found the city that bears his name, Seattle,…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Catering and food truck menu for week of Oct. 19

Now featuring an expanded menu of frozen entrees Fresh from the truck entrees: ** Grilled Turkey Sandwich – bacon, havarti, tomato, mayo, cranberry sauce on grilled sourdough served with french fries or soup… $11.95 ** Pesto Turkey Sandwich – bacon, swiss, tomato, spinach, pesto mayo on grilled sourdough served with french fries or soup…$11.95 ** Vegetarian Black Bean Sliders –…

Good trees for urban gardens: The season of autumn and color

In this difficult year with distancing, washing hands and masks — not to mention Zoom meetings, the election, demonstrations, smoke and wildfires — autumn has arrived. While all the turmoil has been happening, nature has continued its ways. A rather warm winter with sunshine between the rain showers caused shrubs and trees to explode in…

Cascade Symphony to provide virtual concert Oct. 26

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will be offering its loyal patrons and the chamber music-loving community a “Virtual Opening Night” concert on Monday, Oct. 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. The online performance replaces the first of two remaining 2020 concerts – cancelled due to the pandemic – that would have been held at the CSO’s…

Free, drive-through flu shot clinic at Edmonds College Oct. 19-23, Oct. 26-30

Edmonds College has partnered with the Verdant Health Commission and Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to provide a free, drive-through flu immunization clinic on campus. The clinic is open to the college community as well as members of the public. The clinic will be held 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Oct. 19-23 and Oct. 26-30. Participants will stay…

Road-use charges, autonomous vehicles among items to be discussed at State Transportation Commission meeting this week

Planning for future transportation needs is the focus of the Washington State Transportation Commission’s October meeting. Topics to be covered include updates on tolling performance and the state transportation revenue forecast, next steps for the Road Usage Charge assessment, and a continuation of the commission’s year-long series on “The Future of Transportation Post COVID-19.” The…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Oct. 6-12, 2020

Oct. 6 21300 72nd Avenue West: A man was arrested and booked into jail for approaching a police vehicle and striking it with a baseball bat. 22500 block Highway 99:  Subject stole items from a business by concealing them in a reusable shopping bag. The suspect and an associated vehicle were gone when police arrived….

Scene in Edmonds: Ribbon cut for Fortuna Law

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce held ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this week for new Edmonds business Fortuna Law PLLC.   Owner and attorney Jenna Nand — an Edmonds native — recently moved her firm from Lynnwood to 543 Main St. #102 in downtown Edmonds. “I started Fortuna Law PLLC in South Lake Union five years ago,” Nand…

ESD partners with Spanish radio station to bridge language barrier

The Edmonds School District has collaborated with M Radio Live to provide outreach to its Spanish-speaking families. M Radio Live is a Kirkland-based, 24-hour, online Spanish Language Radio station. This collaboration will allow the district to stay connected with families who speak Spanish, and conduct live interviews to inform the community and allow dialogue around…

Edmonds Port Commission Notice of Public Hearing 2021 Budget

Notice of Public Hearing 2021 Budget NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Port of Edmonds Commission will hold a public hearing on the 2021 Budget at its regular meeting on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. To observe social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, the hearing will be held via Zoom meeting, which is…

Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month for September 2020

Edmonds Heights K-12 School Nebil Fetwi Mother’s Name: Hiwot Woldu Father’s Name: Fetwi Teklai GPA: 3.7 Current Employment: Walgreens Educational Goals: To enroll in nursing school. Career Goals: To become a Registered Nurse. Edmonds-Woodway High School Merriam Al-maiahi Mother’s Last Name: Nahla Abdulshaheed Father’s Last Name: Ahmed Al-maiahi GPA: 3.8 Clubs & Activities: ASB, Sports…

Contributor close-up: Rachel Gardner, Art Beat columnist

Publisher’s note: After 11 years in business, it’s time our readers got better acquainted with the people behind the names you see in our publications. Here. learn more about Art Beat columnist Rachel Gardner. It’s hard to pinpoint one interest that really drives me — I think I have always approached life as if it…

Edmonds police recognize four officers who responded to Boo Han Market shootings

The Edmonds Police Department posted a special recognition on Facebook Thursday for the four officers who initially arrived at the scene of a triple shooting Sept. 29 at Edmonds’ Boo Han Market — and their efforts to provide immediate care for the victims. “These four officers bravely ran into the chaos that afternoon and provided critical…

Snohomish County Council seeking nominees for districting committee

The Snohomish County Council is in the process of creating a districting committee tasked with recommending revisions to the boundaries of the five county council districts to aid in equalizing their populations. This districting process takes place every 10 years and follows the decennial census and will occur in 2021.  The districting process provides that…

Meadowdale HS automotive students receive free kits for hands-on learning

Students in the Meadowdale High School automotive program will have more opportunities to do hands-on work during COVID-19 restrictions, thanks to help from a Seattle non-profit. Earlier this month, students in the school’s automotive program who completed the necessary safety course requirements received a special kit courtesy of Foundry-10 enabling them to participate in a…

Edmonds dentist earns 2020 American Dental Association Humanitarian Award

An Edmonds dentist who has been working to break the cycle of poverty for woman and children in Tanzania has received the 2020 American Dental Association (ADA) Humanitarian Award. Loree Bolin, D.D.S., will be honored at the dental association’s FDC Virtual Connect Conference, a joint meeting of the ADA and the Florida Dental Association this…

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