Kids are Bookin’ It: ‘Trombone Shorty’ a magical, musical adventure set in New Orleans

Trombone Shorty, by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews Illustrated by Caldecott Honor Winner Bryan Collier Recommended especially for Young Readers ages 6 – 8 Where y’at? This fun, true story will transport you magically into the midst of a New Orleans neighborhood. This wonderful book describes the city in such exceptional language it stimulates your imagination…

Artfully Edmonds: Art classes for kids! Make plans for this week’s ‘No School Friday ART Day Camp”

ARTspot Art Supply ~ 408 Main St. Inspired by Picasso’s observation “To become an artist, one must go back to being a child,” Tracy Felix Fraker and ARTspot co-owner Denise Cole established two programs intended to appeal to children interested in color, multi-media, and textures. Their No School Friday ART Day Camp scheduled to coincide…

Artfully Edmonds: ‘A Taste’ takes center stage, but with arts’ side dishes to add to your plate

This weekend, Edmonds’ biggest annual three-day community event will take place in the form of a food festival that simply must be experienced — if you love whipped cream-topped strawberry shortcake, dripping-with-messiness barbecue short ribs, fried-onion-stacked hamburgers, and a delicious display of dishes from around the world. Artfully Edmonds is referring, of course, to A…

Artfully Edmonds: World-class entertainment mixes with hometown holiday planning

It’s startling – but also exciting – to realize how quickly the holidays make the dash from Halloween to Thanksgiving, and into the gift-giving season. Edmonds shop and gallery owners, artists and authors certainly notice it and if the Artfully Edmonds mailbox is any indication, their plans have been in the making for weeks –…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Aug. 23-30

Aug. 23 23700 block Highway 99: A duffle bag found abandoned was turned over to Edmonds PD for safekeeping. Numerous items of drug paraphernalia were removed and marked for destruction. 1200 block Highland Drive: A victim was scammed over the phone to send money to receive a grant. 23600 block Highway 99: Police recovered a…

Artfully Edmonds: Young thespians, cultural events, summer music heat up Edmonds

Edmonds is fortunate to have in our midst theatre companies that engage and encourage young people’s interested in theatre arts – even through the summer. Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace theatre groups committed to year-round  programs include Driftwood Players, with Teen Troupe; Ballyhoo Theatre and students from Meadowdale High School; Edmonds-Woodway High School, and Edmonds Heights…