Photo gallery: Meadowdale HS homecoming court

Meadowdale High School honored the members of its homecoming court during halftime of the Mavs’ football game vs. the Shorecrest Scots at Edmonds Stadium. — Photos by Scott Williams

Coming to the Creative Retirement Institute in 2020: Jazz Appreciation

“Jazz is a dialect, a certain language.” So says Brent Jensen, instructor for a new  Jazz Appreciation course coming to the Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) at Edmonds Community College winter term 2020. And Jensen is definitely a person who should know. The course provides a brief survey of the development of jazz music in the…

Prep football: Mavs earn 20-14 homecoming win over Scots

The Meadowdale Mavericks jumped out to a 13-0 halftime lead, then held on to defeat the visiting Shorecrest Scots 20-14 in a Wesco League South Conference showdown — and also Meadowdale’s homecoming — played Friday at Edmonds Stadium. Both teams had entered the game with 3-1 league records and were part of a four-team logjam…

Prep football: Warriors grind out 21-3 win over Shorewood

Though down one offensive line starter, Edmonds-Woodway Warriors’ Coach John Gradwohl still had faith that his remaining starters upfront could control the line of scrimmage and be successful in the team’s matchup against the Shorewood Thunderbirds on Friday.  But after senior lineman Tony Woo came out of the game early in the first quarter with…

‘CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion’ launches Diversity Film Series Oct. 19

The Edmonds Diversity Film Series begins its third season at noon Saturday, Oct. 19 with a screening of CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion at the Edmonds Theater. All film screenings will be offered free to the public and are scheduled for the third Saturdays of the month, October through April (except December). Each screening presents…

Weekend idea: Fall colors on Highway 2

Photographer Bill Ray recommends a drive along Highway 2 toward Leavenworth to see fall colors. “Generally there is still plenty of color with more to come — except in Leavenworth itself which is past the peak,” he said. “Index and Eagle Falls are spectacular and not that far away. They make a dandy half-day trip….

City of Edmonds earns AAA credit rating

Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has assigned a AAA long-term rating to the City of Edmonds, a first in the city’s history. In assigning its triple-A rating for series 2019 limited tax general obligation bonds, Standard & Poor’s said the outlook is “stable” for the Edmonds financial picture. “The stable outlook reflects our view of…

ESD Equity Alliance for Achievement meeting Oct. 21

The community is invited to attend the first Equity Alliance for Achievement (EAACH) of the year Monday, Oct. 21, at Alderwood Middle School Commons. The event will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about how the community can work on equity in the district, with a discussion of the following:  What are school resource officers…

From the Publisher’s Desk: Our virtual dust is starting to settle…

Dear readers: Thanks very much for your patience during the past week as we’ve been working out the glitches that occurred during our website redesign. We still have a few more wrinkles to smooth out, but I want to assure you that the reason for doing this — in the end — is to provide…

Sounder Seahawks game day trains will run Sunday

Seattle Seahawks fans can save on travel time, parking and gas by taking Sound Transit’s popular Sounder trains to the Seahawks 1:25 p.m. game Sunday, Oct. 20 against the Baltimore Ravens. Inbound Sounder trains from Snohomish County will depart Everett at 10:20 and 10:45 a.m. with stops in Mukilteo and Edmonds, arriving at King Street Station…

Help for Seniors forum at Lynnwood Library Oct. 24

A free Help for Seniors forum is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W. This seminar is aimed at helping seniors and their adult family members address aging-related legal, health care and housing questions. Those presenting include: – an elder law attorney who will discuss ways to…

Port of Edmonds Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2020 BUDGET NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Port of Edmonds Commission will hold a public hearing on the 2020 Budget at its regular meeting on Monday, October 28, 2019. The hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Port Commission Room, which is located in the Port Administration Office…

Want to review candidate statements, videos? Visit our Election page

With general election ballots arriving in mailboxes this week, we have created a page archiving our recent coverage of local candidates, including mayor, city council, superior court judge, and school board. Click here to see the relevant articles. Can’t find something you are looking for? Use the search box on the upper right of the…

Prep girls soccer: Warriors move into first-place tie with victory over Shorecrest

The Edmonds-Woodway Warriors moved into a first-place tie in the 2A/3A Wesco League girls’ soccer standings with a 1-0 road victory over the Shorecrest Scots on Thursday. E-W senior Kyra Hicks scored the match’s only goal with five minutes left in regulation. The Warriors are knotted with Snohomish and Archbishop Murphy at the top of…

Mavs sports roundup: Girls soccer, swim results for Thursday

The struggling Meadowdale High School girls soccer team loss its 11th match in a row Thursday, as the Shorewood Thunderbirds beat the Mavs 3-0 in a Wesco League contest played at Edmonds Stadium. In other Meadowdale sports on Thursday, the Mavs’ girls swim team came within one point of taking down the Glacier Peak Grizzlies;…

More commuter parking in Edmonds? Sound Transit wants to hear from you

With $40 million in funding approved by voters in 2016 as part of ST3, Sound Transit is planning for improved parking and other options aimed at enhancing access at the Edmonds and Mukilteo Stations. A just-launched online open house provides an easy 24/7 opportunity for the public to learn about these proposals and make their views…

September 2019 Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month

Edmonds Heights K-12 School Paige Matheson Mother’s Name: Yolanda Matheson Father’s Name: Andrew Matheson GPA: 4.0 at EdCC Running Start Clubs & Activities: Musical Theater, Thespian Troupe & Circus Arts Athletics: Basketball & Circus Arts Honors: Edmonds Community College Honor Roll Community Service: Helping in the Preschool at Church Educational Goals: Masters or PhD Career…

Sounder trains to run for Saturday Sounders FC match

Sound Transit’s Sounder event trains will run to the Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas 12:30 p.m. match this Saturday, Oct. 19. Inbound Sounder trains will depart Edmonds at 10:11 a.m. Return trains depart King Street Station 35 minutes after the game. Both trains will serve all stops along the routes. A complete schedule of Sounder service…

International team from Japan to compete in 2020 Edmonds Clam Chowder Cook-Off  

The fifth annual Edmonds Clam Chowder Cook-Off — set for Feb. 22, 2020 — will have a new twist: an international competitor. Early this year, the Japanese city of Funabashi held its first clam chowder event, which was modeled after the popular Edmonds event. The contest went so well that next month Funabashi will hold…

Letter to the editor: Candidates — we need more field space for youth sports

Editor: As parents of children in youth sports, we would like to know where all of the candidates – school board, city council, and mayoral – stand on supporting youth sports and improving the facilities on which our children grow, play and compete. Children participating in youth sports are more likely to experience improved health…