Scene in Edmonds: Signs of happiness at Scratch Distillery

Spirited fans of Scratch Distillery do not need a sign to find the watering hole, but visitors in the grand hallway of Salish Crossing now have a new indicator. Scratch unveiled its new “S” sign composed of laser-cut images of bottles and ingredients for making gin and spirits. The pieces were cut at Edmonds Community…

Local video company shines spotlight on Cascadia Art Museum

At a recent fundraising gala, Cascadia Art Museum President Lindsey Echelbarger thanked Cal and Victoria Lewin of Opticus Media for donating their time and talent to create a video that tells the museum’s story. That night the video inspired a wave of raise-the-paddle giving, and My Edmonds News wanted to know more about how the…

Scene at EdCC: Farmer market Thursdays noon to 4 p.m.

Edmonds Community College invites the public to a weekly farmer’s market on Thursdays from noon to 4 p.m. on the campus at the Lynnwood Hall courtyard, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Produce and plants available are grown as part of the SAgE Sammamish Valley Student farm, which is a collaboration that includes 21 Acres and…

Scene nearby: Artist Mike O’Day leads art camp at shelter

This summer, youngsters at the Domestic Violence Services Emergency Confidential Shelter art camp with artist Mike O’Day. “I worked for four days in July with numerous kids at art camp,” said O’Day. “I taught cartooning with a theme of flying. The kids sketched, I transferred them to a large canvas, and they painted everything.” The…

EdCC President’s Club members celebrate success

Edmonds Community College Foundation recently held a President’s Club event at the Woodway home of Wendy and Mike Popke. College President Jean Hernandez addressed the crowd of donors and expressed gratitude for their generosity to the club, which requires a minimum annual donation of $1,000. Each year the money raised by the foundation transforms lives…

Scene in Perrinville: Signs of Mel and Mia’s Fine Pastries and Coffee

Locals near Perrinville have seen the intersection of Olympic View Drive and 76th Ave. West change from Clown Corner to a dining destination with The Hook, which will now be joined by the coming arrival of Mel and Mia’s Fine Pastries and Coffee. Notice of the cafe-to-be appeared on Facebook recently with a statement that…

Scene in Edmonds: Construction complete and in progress

Edmonds drivers are grateful for the current smooth roadway underneath their tires at Walnut and 9th Avenue. Click here for a look at the intersection’s patchy “before” shot from last year. Current road construction projects include work bordering Sherwood Elementary.

Bike riders welcome to ride with Cascade Bicycle Club

Edmonds resident Dave Fairbanks sent along this note for local bicycle riders: Did you know that there is a Cascade Bicycle Club Free Group Ride that starts at the Lynnwood Transit Center? The group meets at the southeast corner where the Interurban trail enters. There are three pace groups – Brisk (16-18 mph on flat…

Edmonds-based Disaster Medicine Project teaches across the border

Edmonds is home to the Disaster Medicine Project, an organization seeking to improve hospital and provider response during disasters. Edmonds resident Robert Mitchell, M.D., spearheads the all-volunteer organization, and his local home is serving as base for a training rotation of physicians from Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Fellowship in Disaster Medicine, an affiliated Fellowship…

Beyond the Taste of Edmonds: a new shop opens and weekend tastings

The Taste of Edmonds is not the only place in town for great gifts and tastings. Here are a few of the merchants who keep the shops going year-round. One owner, Hannah Alex-Glasser, is brand new to the scene with her shop, Mid-Century Art & Furnishings on 5th Avenue. Thursday was her first day open,…

Scene in Edmonds: Bountiful August

Even with gray skies above, the streets of Edmonds in August are ripe for a garden walk. Janette Turner recently captured these views.        

Edmonds Community College Foundation celebrates successes

Behind the scenes at the local college is a workhorse in the form of the Edmonds Community College Foundation. The foundation is composed of community leaders who meet monthly to fulfill their mission to support access, success, and excellence for students, faculty and staff at the college. The foundation board took time last week for…

Developing nearby: Kingston Coffee Oasis to help homeless youth

A ferry ride away, the City of Kingston features charming storefronts and businesses that mirror the town of Edmonds. And like most towns around, there is a visible and hidden homeless population that includes young people. Kingston is about to utilize a new approach to handling youth homelessness with the development of Kingston Coffee Oasis….

Commentary: The art of stamps should be more inclusive

Edmonds artist Mona Fairbanks recently dug into stamp images available from the United States Postal Service, and sent this note: “I am teaching art this July in Seattle at the Northwest Girlchoir. One of the projects is designed to empower girls by creating a full figure out of a postage stamp of a woman’s head…

Scene in Edmonds: Construction projects

Construction projects in Edmonds are not the skyscraping variety of nearby Seattle, but they are adding to the town landscape. Here are two projects in mid-construction at the start of summer 2016.

Scene in Edmonds: Sandal season at the nail bars

Warm weather brings out summer capris and sandals, and that means it is time for pedicures. In the search for the best nail salons in town, My Edmonds News buzzed into two of the busiest spots. There are more salons out there, so let us know your favorite mani-pedi place. Q-Nails is at 9804 Edmonds…

Scene in Edmonds: New owner of Red Twig welcomes customers

Red Twig Bakery & Cafe’s newest proprietor, LaFon Jantz, welcomed customers Wednesday at the Fifth Avenue establishment she took over with her husband Gregg on May 27. The cafe serves breakfast and lunch, and is open summer hours until 6 p.m. Fans of the cafe are invited to stop in and say hi. For more…

Scene in Edmonds: Springtime window shopping

Springtime in Edmonds means flowers popping up in sidewalk parks and boutique window displays. A few shop windows downtown Edmonds were captured on Tuesday morning. (Photos by Janette Turner)