Stevens Hospital moves step closer to affiliation with Swedish

The Board of Commissioners for Public Hospital District #2 of Snohomish County Wednesday approved an agreement for Swedish to lease and assume management of Stevens Hospital. The last phase before transition involves regulatory approvals, which could be completed by early fall.   A hospital affiliation supports the priorities of Stevens’ strategic plan, which was developed in 2008…

Edmonds City Council approves money to make museum repairs, names park

The Edmonds City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize $100,000 for repairs to the Edmonds Historical Museum located in downtown Edmonds (thus allowing the city to take advantage of a matching grant) and to name the city’s newest park, located at 162nd Street Southwest and 75th Place West, Haines Wharf Park. More details on…

Girls basketball tryouts for grades 5, 6 and 7 Thursday night

Girls in 5th, 6th or 7th grade who are interested in eventually playing for the Edmonds-Woodway High School basketball team (currently in the district playoffs with only two losses this entire season!) are invited to try out for a new EWHS Feeder Team program Thursday night from 7-8:30 p.m. in the EWHS Gym, 7600 2121th…

Maverick boys, Warrior girls earn playoff wins Tuesday night

In high school basketball playoff action Tuesday night, both the Meadowdale boys and Warrior girls came away with victories in their respective contests. At Meadowdale, the boys team defeated Sedro-Woolley 59-33 in the Northwest 3A District tournament. Connor Hamlett scored 28 points for the Mavericks. At Marysville-Pilchuck, Edmonds-Woodway beat Shorewood 50-28 in a loser-out Northwest…

It’s high school basketball playoff time Tuesday, Wednesday

Edmonds-Woodway’s girls and Meadowdale’s boys and girls continue their quest for a berth to the state high school basketball tournament as 3A and 4A playoff action resumes this week. On Tuesday, the Meadowdale boys host Sedro-Woolley in a 3A District contest at home, with tip-off at 7:30 p.m.  That same evening, the Edmonds-Woodway girls face…

Driftwood Players spotlight local playwrights this Friday, Saturday

The Edmonds Driftwood Players Alternative Stages spotlights two original plays by local playwrights at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, at the Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St. The plays are: “Crystal” by Machelle Allman: A homeless young woman with baggage to spare thrusts herself into Don’s apartment just as his own life is…

Edmonds-Woodway to hold fundraiser for sports programs March 13

Support local high school sports programs: Buy a ticket or donate an item to the Edmonds-Woodway High School Athletic Booster Club Auction on Saturday, March 13 from 5- 10 p.m. at Harbor Square Athletic Club. Tickets are $35 each and easy to buy online at www.edmondswoodwayabc.com. The auction features a Mexican Fiesta fajita buffet from…

Ryan DeWeese makes it to state 4A wrestling final

Congratulations to the three Edmonds Warriors who competed in the State 4A Mat Classic. Edmonds-Woodway’s Ryan DeWeese became the school’s first state wrestling finalist, competing in the 130-pound class Saturday; although losing to Kelso’s Kurtis Giberson in a 4-1 decision. Other placers included Andrew Vulliet at 112 pounds and Mac Hutchison at 125 pounds.

Lady Warriors lose, Mavericks win

Edmonds-Woodway’s girls basketball team dropped a 56-54 contest to Marysville-Pilchuck at the Northwest 4A District Tournament Friday night. Angela Woods scored 12 and Sydney Donaldson added 10 for Edmonds-Woodway. The Lady Warriors now face Shorewood at 6 p.m. next Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, a must-win game to keep alive their hopes of…

Haitian experience life-changing, Edmonds woman says

The children of Haiti made the biggest impact on Edmonds resident Karianna Wilson during her week-long stay on the earthquake-damaged island. A mother of two toddlers — 3-year-old Karsten and 21-month-old Annika — Wilson was able to spend some of her time volunteering in a Haitian orphanage, as well as providing triage and administrative support…

Edmonds Fire Calls

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 288 calls the week of Feb. 11-17: 245 emergency medical aid calls, 14 motor vehicle collisions, 12 fires, two natural gas leaks, five service calls and 10 automatic fire alarms. Here are highlights from calls in Edmonds: Feb. 11 FIRE. At 11:23 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire…

Meadowdale boys lose to Glacier Peak; are second seed to district tourney

Meadowdale’s boys’ basketball team dropped a close 49-47 contest to Glacier Peak Thursday night, and as a result will be the Western Conference second seed to the 3A District 1 tournament next week. Glacier Peak earned the number-one seed with the win. Connor Hamlett led the Mavericks with 26 points, while Sam Werner added 12.

Congratulations to Warrior wrestlers headed to state!

The following Edmonds-Woodway High School wrestlers will be competing at the state tournament in the Tacoma Dome this Friday and Saturday: Andrew Vulliet, 112 lbs.; Matt Cuzzetto, 119 lbs.; Mac Hutchison, 125 lbs.; Ryan Deweese, 130 lbs. and Zach Perez, 171 lbs. The tournament starts at 10 a.m. each day.

Boy Scouts build bulletin board for Edmonds dog park

The dog park in Edmonds will be getting a new bulletin board, thanks to the Lynnwood Pack 363 Webelos I and II. O.L.A.E. (Off-Leash Area Edmonds) is a non-profit group that stewards the dog park. O.L.A.E. Board Member Shay Hastler and representatives from Lynnwood Pack 363 Webelos I and II met with Rich Lindsay of…

Seattle Times: Teen assaulted in tunnel accused of robbing woman in Edmonds

The Seattle Times reported Wednesday that a 15-year-old Seattle girl beaten in the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel has been accused of attacking a Shoreline woman in Edmonds in May 2009 and also attacked a security guard in Seattle in September. The Times said the woman, Tamie Cox, was walking home from an Edmonds pub shortly…

MLT News: Lake Ballinger island closed indefinitely

This news comes from our neighboring news site to the east. MLT News reports that Ballinger Island, which was heavily damaged after a campfire burned out of control last summer, will be closed indefinitely. For details, visit the MLT News post here:

Remember: Shop downtown Edmonds on Third Thursday

Spring is just around the corner, so enjoy a sneak peak at spring merchandise plus sales and specials, not to mention fine wine, appetizers and fine art during the Feb. 18 Third Thursday Art Walk in downtown Edmonds. Browse a sample of offerings by local merchants, with a complete list of those participating and a…

Council can’t agree on content limits for city-sponsored web pages

The Edmonds City Council had a lengthy discussion Tuesday night about a proposed policy that would regulate how councilmembers communicate online — both through social media like Facebook and Twitter and on members’ individual pages on the City of Edmonds website. However, the proposal failed 3-4 after councilmembers expressed concerns about the policy either being too…

Edmonds’ newest councilmembers schedule monthly Town Hall meetings

Unwilling or unable to speak your mind about city matters at an Edmonds City Council meeting? Feeling disenfranchised with city government? Starting Friday, Feb. 26, you’ll have a monthly opportunity to express your opinions outside of the council chambers. Edmonds City Council members Diane Buckshnis and Adrienne Fraley-Monillas will begin sponsoring monthly Town Hall meetings…

Edmonds Public Schools Foundation luncheon March 5

The Edmonds Public Schools Foundation is hosting its 2010 spring luncheon from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 5 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Sponsors and table captains are needed for this annual fundraiser that supports the Edmonds School District. Keynote speaker is Dr. Laura Kastner, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavior Sciences at the University…