Sponsor spotlight: 7 steps to student engagement through youth leadership

Youth leadership is defined as opportunities for youth to lead themselves and others in positive and productive ways. Examples include taking responsibility of one’s academic and life goals by working toward college or career preparedness. Step 1:  Find your passion. Students should explore their interests and ways to apply those interests to short and long-term…

Inslee announces limited outdoor religious services are now allowed

Gov. Jay Inslee Wednesday announced the state’s plan for restarting religious and faith-based services for Phases 1 and 2 of Washington’s “Safe Start” reopening plan. Beginning Wednesday, religious and faith-based organizations in Phase 1 counties — including Snohomish — may host up to 100 people for outdoor services. In Phase 2, they can host up…

Edmonds Arts Festival volunteers feed students’ creative side amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the cancellation of this year’s Edmonds Arts Festival, but it hasn’t detoured festival volunteers from their mission to support the arts and art education across the Edmonds School District. Board members from the Edmonds Arts Festival and Festival Foundation assembled art kits and this week are distributing them to families at 10…

COVID-19 Daily Report for Edmonds and Snohomish County: May 26, 2020

Note on weekend data reporting: With the Snohomish Health District not providing data updates on weekends and holidays, the Tuesday, May 26 numbers include the combined changes over the three-day Memorial Day Weekend — Saturday May 23, Sunday May 24 and Monday May 25 — plus changes for Tuesday, May 26 —  four days total….

We love our advertisers: Peoples Bank

Our advertisers are the lifeblood of our publications, and we can’t thank them enough for all they do to support us. We invited each of them to share a message with our readers during this challenging time. Peoples Bank Peoples Bank 201 Main St., Suite 101 Edmonds 425-789-3445

Edmonds College awards $3,600 in scholarships to Community Read winners

The Edmonds College Foundation awarded $3,600 in scholarships to four students — Jangmi “Esther” Hong, Osbaldo Perez, Israel “Scott” Rehaume, and Katie Sisson — as part of its annual Community Read program. “I commend these students for their creativity and dedication to learning outside the classroom,” said Edmonds College President Dr. Amit B. Singh. “Thank…

Last day of school now June 19, Edmonds School District says

The Edmonds School District announced Tuesday night that the last day of school is now Friday, June 19. “This new date coincides with the state’s decision to not require the 2019-20 school year to go past June 19,” the district said. The district had scheduled the last day for June 22, due to snow make-up…

Rhoda Curtis: Multimedia artist, entrepreneur, Teddy Bear miniaturist

Rhoda Ann Curtis was born April 8, 1952 to loving parents James and Evelyn Curtis in Seattle WA, where she spent her formative years. The Curtis family moved to Edmonds and Rhoda graduated Edmonds High School, class of 1970. She received a Degree in Education from Western WA University in 1974. Multitalented; Rhoda was a…

Scene in Edmonds: Final day of gypsy moth spraying

The Washington State Department of Agriculture sprayed its final round of insecticide over Woodway Tuesday morning in an effort to control the spread of invasive gypsy moths. The department announced last month it would be spraying a 672-acre site in Woodway and a 639-acre site in Everett’s Boulevard Hills neighborhood. Tuesday’s application was the third…

Scene in Edmonds: Downtown duck walk

Gary Fineout and his wife Michelle Baillet were taking their daily Tuesday on the east side of 3rd Avenue a few blocks north of Main Street when they spotted a family of ducks coming at them on the sidewalk. “We performed the social distancing dance — we went to the left into the street and the…

Teacher Marjie Bowker to speak at Friends of Edmonds Library May 28 virtual meeting

Scriber Lake High School teacher Marjie Bowker is the featured speaker at the Friends of the Edmonds Library’s first-ever virtual member meeting this Thursday, May 28 at 2 p.m. via Zoom. RSVPs here are appreciated, though not required. In November, Bowker was part of a delegation from Washington State that was privileged to meet His Holiness the Dalai…

Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store seeking volunteers

The Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store is seeking volunteers in preparation to reopen after being closed for two months. The Thrift Store is a primary source of income for programs provided by the Edmonds Senior Center. The thrift store reopening plan aligns with the governor’s four-phased directive for businesses that will be allowed to ope…

We love our advertisers: Chanterelle

Our advertisers are the lifeblood of our publications, and we can’t thank them enough for all they do to support us. We invited each of them to share a message with our readers during this challenging time. Chanterelle Chanterelle 316 Main St. Edmonds chanterellewa.com