From the publisher’s desk… Something old, something new

2013 TeresaAs a child growing up in Ellensburg, Wash., one of my vivid memories was answering the door for our local dry cleaner who delivered freshly cleaned clothing to our home. I was delighted to learn that Edmonds now has its own cleaning delivery service — OneClick Cleaners — which offers free home and office pickup and delivery to Edmonds — and beyond.

Even better, OneClick Cleaners also makes its resources available to deserving organizations, including one of my personal favorites, Clothes for Kids. Just fill out the donation request form on the OneClick Cleaners website, and you’re done! The driver will come knock on your door to pick it up directly from you, or you can simply leave the donation on the front porch, with a neighbor, or any other secure location. Donated items will be taken to Clothes For Kids, where they will be sorted and donated to local children in need.

Donations needed:
– New and serviceable clothing for kids of all ages (includes big kids, too).
– Gift certificates and cash donations so Clothes For Kids can purchase the items they don’t have (like socks, undergarments, shoes).
– Larger sizes for plus-size children.

And speaking of Edmonds businesses, have you seen the inaugural  “Meet Your Edmonds Merchant” video featuring Mary Kay Sneeringer from the Edmonds Bookshop? Watch as Mary Kay explains why she and husband David Brewster started Edmonds’ only independently-owned book store. You can find the link here.

Finally, I want to thank all of those advertisers and readers who support My Edmonds News and our efforts to our serve our community with information and commentary. It’s not easy being in the news business these days — the Weekly Herald (which provided many years coverage for Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood under that name and as the Enterprise newspapers) closed its doors last fall and I just heard that the Journal magazine (formerly the monthly Journal newspaper chain, which also covered South Snohomish County) has ceased publication as well.

If you want to support Edmonds’ only locally-owned online source of community news, you can do so in several ways:

– Spread the word. My Edmonds News has been around for 3 1/2 years, but I’m continually surprised at the number of folks who don’t know about us.

– Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@myedmondsnews)– and tell your friends to do the same.

– If you’re a business owner, we invite you to become a sponsor — we provide you with great exposure to our growing readership and it’s how we support our writers, photographers, designers, advertising sales staff and website hosting, among other expenses. Email to learn more.

– If you’re a reader, consider becoming a monthly subscriber or make a one-time donation.

I am committed to bringing you the community news coverage you can rely on.  So I always welcome your comments and questions via


Teresa Wippel, Publisher

P.S. Want to know what inspired me to start this “online gathering place for neighbors and friends in Edmonds”? Check out the video of my talk to Friends of the Edmonds Library:

  1. Teresa,You are an inspiration to others,a light in the world of ‘packaged’ news,and truly a leader in this community.Thank you for all that you do!
    Robert W Warren,local attorney.

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