After 18 years, Walnut Street Coffee’s Pam Stuller passes the torch

Walnut Street Coffee, the beloved local landmark with the big garage door, the forever-happy staff, the homey vibe – and arguably one of the best cups of coffee in town — passes to a new owner Monday, May 20. Opened 18 years ago by Pam Stuller, Walnut has grown over the years into a local…

Port of Edmonds staff members take quick action to save a life

Port of Edmonds staff members were quick to act Friday morning when a transport driver experienced sudden cardiac arrest while backing up a truck at the port’s public boat launch. Port of Edmonds staff members Ian Todd and Luke Brisse pulled the unconscious driver from the truck and performed chest compressions. Along with the assistance…

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Search and rescue dog K9 Keb dies at age 14

Edmonds’ own K9 Keb, the American Humane Search and Rescue 2022 Hero Dog, has died at the age of 14. Keb’s adventures were chronicled in the award-winning bestseller A Dog’s Devotion: True Adventures of a K9 Search and Rescue Team. Keb and his owner — Edmonds resident Suzanne Elshult — spent over 13 years of…

Prep track and field: Local athletes impress at 3A district meet

Track athletes from local high schools had numerous highlights Friday at the Class 3A District meet at Shoreline Stadium, as the top four finishers in each event qualified for next week’s state championships. The state meet will be held next week at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. The Mountlake Terrace boys 4×100 relay team…

Margaret ‘Maggie’ Barlament: Known for her warmth, dedication and boundless generosity

Margaret “Maggie” Barlament Margaret “Maggie” Barlament left us on April 24, 2024, surrounded by her family. Born in Seattle, WA, on February 7, 1942, to Margaret and Glenn James Allingham, Maggie’s journey was one of warmth, dedication, and boundless generosity. Growing up in Edmonds, WA, she imbibed the values of community and compassion that would…

Water safety reminders as boating season begins

Recreational boating is a popular pastime in Washington. In fact, nearly 225,000 vessels were registered in 2023. Washington State Parks Recreational Boating Safety Program offers the following boating safety tips: Always Wear a Life Jacket. Wearing a life jacket and encouraging others to do the same is the single most important step to staying safe….

Scene in Edmonds: All about alphorns

The history and traditions of the alphorn were the focus of a Thursday night presentation at the Edmonds Waterfront Center, part of the author/speaker series sponsored by the Waterfront Center, the Edmonds Bookshop and the My Neighborhood News Network. Edmonds resident and University of Washington Professor Emeritus Gary Martin joined Yannick Wey, a senior research…

Beetles killing more trees in Washington, likely due to drought

Washington had fewer dead or dying trees last year, but beetles that feed on dry trees caused greater damage across the state, a concerning trend for environmental officials. The state’s annual forest health survey from the Washington Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service found that Washington’s forests are suffering…

Balkan line dances at Sno-King International Folk Dance Club May 22 in Lynnwood

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club invites you to their next dance from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W. A special guest teacher, Jana Rickel, will teach three Balkan line dances. The Sno-King Club offers a repertoire of folk dances from many countries — couple dances, no-partner dances,…

Help wanted: Seasonal Public Works Maintenance Worker

Town of Woodway Job Description Position: Seasonal Public Works Maintenance Worker Reports To: Public Works Director Direct Reports: None Employment Type: Temporary Employee, hourly non-exempt position The Town of Woodway, located just north of the King/Snohomish County line, is accepting applications for a full-time Seasonal Public Works Maintenance Worker. Seasonal positions are hired for approximately…

Prep softball: Meadowdale’s season ends with two district losses

Despite fielding a young team with only two seniors on the roster, the Meadowdale fastpitch team surprised many observers this year, earning 13 regular season wins and earning the No. 4 seed in the 3A District 1 tournament. After going 1-1 in their opening district tournament games, the Mavericks needed one more win on Thursday…

Virginia Bakken: Beloved mother and grandmother hosted countless family gatherings

Virginia Faye Bakken Virginia Faye Bakken, Beloved mother, grandmother, Mammie, aunt, sister-in-law, and dear friend, peacefully passed away the morning of April 17, 2024, in Seattle, Washington. During her final days, Virginia was surrounded by loving family members and compassionate caregivers at Foss Home and Village, where she received outstanding care since 2018. Although living with…

Local drinking water ranks among the best, exceeding new federal standards for contaminants

This story has been updated with additional information on critical aquifer recharge areas in Edmonds and also the status of both state and federal standards. With the recent announcement of new stricter federal requirements aimed at keeping drinking water free of contaminants, readers have asked questions about how Southwest Snohomish County water supplies measure up. …

Homage Senior Services names Ian Watson senior manager of transportation

Lynnwood-based Homage Senior Services has appointed Ian Watson as senior manager of transportation. In his new role, Watson will oversee transportation outreach and budget management, with the goal of maximizing the use of funds to provide essential transportation services to those in need, Homage said in a news release. Watson’s wealth of experience in the…

North Sound Church hosting giveaway of items May 18

You’re invited to visit North Sound Church from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, when the church will be giving away — as in, free of charge — a range of items identified from spring cleaning and storage. Items include Christmas decorations, silverware, dishes, toys, books, home decor and computer monitors. The giveaway takes…

Cash crunch persists for WA’s paid family leave program

Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program has a popularity problem. More people are applying for its benefits, but the state is running short of money to pay for them. The program, launched in 2020, allows people to take paid time off from work if they have a serious health condition, if they’re caring for…

Arts of the Terrace seeks artists for 2024 show

The Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show returns this fall, and it’s time for artists to apply. This is the 44th year for the Mountlake Terrace tradition, which is sponsored by the city’s Arts Advisory Commission and Mountlake Terrace Friends of the Arts. The show will run Sept. 21-28. A call for artists is…

Cecilia (Ceil) Jones: She loved nature and had a zest for travel

Cecilia Bernadette (Marsolais) Jones Cecilia (Ceil) Jones passed away at her home in Edmonds, WA on May 8, 2024. Ceil’s beautiful smile and her contagious laugh will be remembered fondly by her family and friends. Ceil’s life was filled with a love of nature and a zest for travel. She was an avid birder and…

Sponsor spotlight: What is Pentecost?

Pentecost is one of the high holy days of the Christian calendar. It falls this year on May 19. Ten days before Pentecost is the feast of the Ascension (May 9 this year), when Christians celebrate the ascension of Jesus to the right hand of the Father. “It is good that I go away,” Jesus…

Reminder: South County Fire open house in downtown Edmonds May 18

South County Fire is hosting an Emergency Medical Services Week open house from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the downtown Edmonds Fire Station 17, 275  6th Ave. N., Edmonds. Visitors may bring in their own special stuffed animal for a Teddy Bear Clinic during this free event. Learn more about: • Safe sleep…

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Jacqueline Parrett: Memorial service June 13 for former Edmonds City Clerk

Jacqueline G. (Jackie) Parrett Jacqueline G. (Jackie) Parrett passed away peacefully from natural causes on May 1, 2024. A long-time resident of Edmonds, WA since 1970, Jackie had been living independently in her home in Edmonds until July 2023, when she moved into the Cogir of Edmonds assisted living community due to health and mobility…

Lynnwood nonprofit offers free coding classes for students

The Lynnwood-based House of Wisdom, a nonprofit organization that focuses on provide education and resources for first-generation, immigrant and refugee students, is now offering free coding classes. The coding programs are led by Seth Van Hee, House of Wisdom director of programs, and Hithesh Gopal, the assistant director of programs. Van Hee is a senior…

Art Beat: A ton of upcoming concerts, story time, ballet, and an award-winning book

The 23rd Annual Edmonds Jazz Connection 9 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at three locations: Edmonds Center for the Arts (big bands), 410 4th Avenue North, Edmonds The Edmonds Theater (combos), 415 Main Street, Edmonds Old Opera House (choral groups), 515 Dayton Street, Edmonds The Edmonds Jazz Connection, presented by the Edmonds Rotary Daybreakers, is a…

High school sports roundup for May 13-14

Softball 3A District 1 Tournament The fourth-seeded Meadowdale Mavericks lost their quarterfinal opening round game to the fifth-seeded Monroe Bearcats on Tuesday afternoon at Phil Johnson Fields. The loss meant that the Mavericks had to immediately turn around and play eighth-seeded Marysville Getchell in a loser-out game, which the Mavericks won 6-5. The district tournament…

Sponsor spotlight: Cod filet burger this week’s special at Scotty’s Food Truck

Scotty’s Food Truck this week features a mouthwatering burger that starts with tender, flaky wild Pacific cod fillet, hand-breaded in crispy panko crumbs and fried to golden perfection. Layered with fresh lettuce, juicy tomato slices and Scotty’s signature zesty tartar sauce, served on a toasted Kaiser bun with crispy french fries. Scotty’s will be in…

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