From aquatics to trails to open space, residents weigh in on Edmonds parks planning

In its ongoing work to update the city’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) plan, Edmonds parks officials and consultants hosted a virtual meeting Saturday to gather additional ideas from residents on their priorities for Edmonds parks system and recreation programs. The six-year PROS plan is aimed at managing and enhancing Edmonds’ parks, open space, trails…

Saturday bike ride examines connectivity gaps along Interurban Trail

A group of about 40 bicyclists of all ages gathered in Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center parking lot Saturday morning for a short ride aimed at exploring connection gaps and safety issues facing those who pedal the Interurban Trail system stretching from the King/Snohomish County line to Lynnwood. The ride was sponsored by two organizations:…

Edmonds Center for Arts presents Catapult in two shows Oct. 23

Millions fell in love with Catapult during their time on the hit show America’s Got Talent. This production features incredible dancers working behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. See Vivaldi’s Four Seasons spring to life, be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an…

2022 budget presentations, public hearing on Civic Park artist before council Oct. 19

The Edmonds City Council will begin its consideration of the 2022 city budget Tuesday night, Oct. 19, with department directors making their decision package presentations to councilmembers. In addition, as we reported earlier, the council will hold a public hearing on the Edmonds Arts Commission recommendation of Seattle artist Clark Wiegman to create artwork for…

Letter to the editor: Should elected officials be endorsing candidates?

Editor: The questions raised about endorsements of, and contributions to, candidates by sitting city councilmembers and other government officials are sticky ones. Most who work for or advise local governments agree that there shouldn’t be specific policies addressing it. And, where cities have tried to address the question in a policy or code, they have…

High school sports roundup for Sept. 15, 2021

Football Edmonds-Woodway defeated Marysville Getchell 32-0 Edmonds-Woodway highlights: – Aaron Barraza: 21 rushes for 164 yards and 2 touchdowns – Alec Rust: 2 rushing touchdowns – Trey Smith: 82 yard touchdown run Records: Edmonds-Woodway 3-1 league, 4-3 overall; Marysville Getchell 1-4, 2-5 Edmonds-Woodway next game: vs Mountlake Terrace; Friday Oct. 22: 5 p.m. at Edmonds…

Edmonds School District High School Students of Month for September 2021

Edmonds Heights K-12 Jayla Judd Parents’ names: Julie & Johnny Judd GPA: 3.4 Clubs & Activities: Musical Theater, thespian. Honors: Honor roll for spring quarter at Edmonds College. Educational Goals: To complete an associate arts degree, then earn a bachelor’s degree. Career Goals: Something within the National Park Service. Edmonds-Woodway High Sophie Kimura Parents’ names:…

Orca Recovery Day event draws 100 to nature walk, scavenger hunt at Ballinger Park

Participants in a local Orca Recovery Day event gathered for a nature walk through Ballinger Park in Mountlake Terrace Oct. 16. Attendees learned about local native and invasive plants, how to create bird habitat, and why that kind of conservation work benefits Puget Sound and can also help the area’s Southern Resident orca populations. Saturday’s…

Election 2021: South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue Position 6 candidate statement

Among the races to be decided in the Nov. 2 general election is South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue RFA Commissioner Position-at-Large 6, with Derek Daniels facing Maya Ojalehto. Those voting for South County Fire & Rescue Commissioners will live in the regional fire authority boundaries (the City of Lynnwood or unincorporated areas). The cities of Brier, Edmonds and…

Local author’s debut novel explores resilience, empowerment

Mountlake Terrace resident Amanda Johnson had her debut novel East of Manhattan published recently. The novel was partially informed by her personal experiences while husband Ben Hill worked as the house manager for a celebrity in New York. It touches on themes of feminism and shifting gender roles as related to work and family structure….

Edmonds tsunami warning siren gets first big test this week

A new sound is coming to Edmonds, and you’ll get to hear it this Thursday, Oct. 21, at precisely 10:21 a.m. No, the modulated wailing you’ll hear (click here to listen) is not a pre-Halloween arrival of ghouls, Valkyrie or banshees. It’s the first big test of the new tsunami warning siren installed on the…

Reminder: ‘Shifting Gears Horticulturally’ topic of Oct. 18 Floretum program

As gardening season draws to a close, real gardeners don’t waste energy fretting over dead leaves and droopy tomato plants; they are busy thinking about how to simplify and beautify their spring beds. Edmonds Floretum Garden Club addresses this pragmatic optimism in its Monday, Oct. 18 meeting with the program “Shifting Gears Horticulturally: Simplify, Downsize,…

Sponsor spotlight: How to find and hire a remodeler right for you

Are you tired of cooking in a dated kitchen or spending time in cramped living space you’ve outgrown? If you are a homeowner ready to make upgrades to your home rather than selling and buying a new home, it may be time to remodel. If your remodel involves structural, electrical or plumbing work, you should…

Councilmember Kristiana Johnson responds to comments made during Oct. 12 meeting

Edmonds City Councilmember Kristiana Johnson on Friday submitted the following statement in response to comments made about her health during the Oct. 12 city council meeting, as well as questions raised about her on-camera appearance during the meeting. (You can read a summary of the meeting here.) I awoke Tuesday morning – council day –…

Several overnight closures next week at SR 104 and I-5 interchange

Several on-ramps and off-ramps at the SR 104 and Interstate 5 interchange will close overnight next week while Sound Transit contractor crews continue work on the Lynnwood Light Rail extension. All eastbound and westbound lanes of SR 104 at the I-5 interchanges will close from 11:59 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly Monday Oct. 18 through…

City to hold public hearing Oct. 19 for selected Civic Park artist

As the development of Edmonds’ Civic Park moves forward, community members are invited to attend a city council public hearing Oct. 19 regarding the artist selected to create designs for an art element at the park plaza entry: Clark Wiegman. The new Civic Park design by Walker Macy includes the siting of a welcoming, signature artwork…

Long-term closure of I-5 rest areas between Everett and Canada begins Oct. 15

Travelers who frequently use rest areas along Interstate 5 between Everett and the Canadian border will need to plan for long-term closures. Staffing needs ahead of the busy winter season and growing safety concerns prompted the difficult decision to close these rest areas for an extended period, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said….

No bus service disruptions but staffing shortages remain, Edmonds School Board learns

With more Edmonds School District bus drivers getting vaccinated against COVID-19, district leaders this week announced that all students who are eligible for bus routes will not lose their bus service. At the Oct. 12 Edmonds School Board business meeting, Superintendent Gustavo Balderas briefed the school board on efforts to encourage district staff to get…

High school sports roundup for Oct. 14, 2021

Girls Volleyball Stanwood defeated Edmonds-Woodway 3-2 No details reported Records: Stanwood 10-1; Edmonds-Woodway 2-9 Edmonds-Woodway next league match; at Meadowdale; Monday Oct. 18; 7 p.m. Everett defeated Lynnwood 3-0 25-16, 25-15, 25-19 Everett individual stats: – Camille Maggio 11 kills – Genevieve Wilkinson 19 digs – Lili Thompson 10 kills and 4 blocks – Maggie…

Pop-up rain barrel sale in Edmonds’ Yost Park Saturday

In honor of Orca Recovery Day Oct. 16, David Jackson from the Snohomish Conservation District Community Conservation team will be on site at Edmonds’ Yost Park for a pop-up, first-come, first-served, rain barrel sale. There will be 12 barrels available, and when they’re gone, they’re gone. No pre-order required. Barrels are ready to install, and the…

Now’s the time to weigh in with your own state redistricting map

The Washington State Redistricting Commission reminds the public that to ensure the full consideration, third-party maps should be submitted by Friday, Oct. 22. Third-party map submissions are those that meet the same statutory requirements the commissioners must meet when delivering their final maps. Those requirements are detailed in Chapter 44.05.090 of the Revised Code of…

Medicare open enrollment for 2022 starts Oct. 15 and SHIBA can help

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, also called the annual election period, is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this time, people enrolled in Medicare can: Switch from original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan and vice versa. Join, drop or switch a Part D prescription drug plan, if you’re on original Medicare. Switch to a different…

Notice of Public Hearing: 2022 Port of Edmonds budget

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2022 BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Port of Edmonds Commission will hold a public hearing on the 2022 Budget at its regular meeting on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. To observe social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, the hearing will be held via Zoom meeting, which is…

Letter to the editor: What Janelle Cass will bring to city council

Editor: Without question, Janelle has the bona fides and the temperament to best serve on Edmonds City Council, Position 2. First, let’s get the argument out of the way that because her competitor, Will Chen, is a CPA he is best equipped to be the best steward of our tax dollars. Wrong assumption. Councilmembers are…

Applications open for Edmonds Public Facilities District board position

The Edmonds Public Facilities District is seeking a qualified candidate to join its five-member board of directors.This position will remain open until filled. The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. Edmonds Public Facilities District is the independent municipal corporation that owns and operates Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), a  regional performing arts…

Letter to the editor: Crank a moderate candidate who forms own opinions

Editor: I am writing to voice my support for Alicia Crank for City Council, Position 1. I have watched the debates and have taken advantage of attending public events that Ms. Crank has hosted and found she makes herself incredibly available to the community. The misinformation that has been shared about her has motivated me…

Election 2021: South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue Position 7 candidate statements

Among the races to be decided in the Nov. 2 general election is South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue RFA Commissioner Position-at-Large 7, with David Chan facing Rashawn Smith. Those voting for South County Fire & Rescue Commissioners will live in the regional fire authority boundaries (the City of Lynnwood or unincorporated areas). The cities of Brier,…

Letter to the editor: Chen the stronger candidate

Dear Editor, Don’t be fooled by misinformation… People in Janelle Cass’s corner want you to just focus on the fact that Will Chen has received donations from outside of Edmonds because they are worried you will look at all the other reasons that make him a much stronger candidate than his opponent. Will Chen is the…

Holly House holding drive-thru holiday toy drive Oct. 16

Holly House, which provides holiday gifts for Edmonds School District children in need, is hosting a drive-thru toy drive at the Lynnwood Convention Center from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. The Lynnwood Convention Center is located at 3711 196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. If you miss the drive, you can drop off gifts at Sparta’s…

St. Alban’s Episcopal to host Taizé service Oct. 17

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church is holding a Taizé Service Sunday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. This contemporary form of worship includes music, lessons, prayers and silence. Service is open to vaccinated people and masks are required.  St. Alban’s is located at 21405 82nd Pl. W. in Edmonds. For more information, call 425-778-0371, email StAlbansEdmonds@gmail.com or go to www.StAlbansEdmonds.org,

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