From the Publisher’s Desk: Why we value our readers

Dear readers: I have had long conversations today with several people regarding the letter to the editor posted from Val Stewart regarding vaccine safety. I have spoken with readers of the site, those who write for me and independent third parties. I have also talked with the letter writer herself. Based on those conversations, I…

Kids Are Bookin’ It: Middle grades will enjoy this STEM-inspired adventure book

The Antidote, by Susan McCormick Recommended for Middle Grades and Older This adventure book is further proof of how fun STEM information can be, and how important to have that knowledge when you wage battle against an evil paranormal being. Alex discovers that he’s different than the other kids at school. He has powers that he…

Edmonds Booktalk: So many new books about sisters

There are so many new books featuring sisters and many of them are getting great reviews. I felt the need to make a list! Many of these titles are fairly new; there are of course, a few classics. The list is mostly fiction, with a couple of non-fiction titles thrown in; and mostly adult titles,…

Mother’s Day essay: The Clean Gene

Descriptions for a humorous Mother’s Day essay theme called My Crazy Family  fit like a glove. A rubber glove. The kind one dons when serious chores are to be performed. Quirky, wacky, the words describe life with my mom and her obsessive, passionate desire to clean. Insanity due to family genetics, I plead guilty by…

Fitness Corner: It’s OK to move the ball

My late husband and I are at our favorite golf course in Palm Springs. It’s 108 degrees in June. We are on vacation, precious time away from our Edmonds home and most especially, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, which my husband visited at least monthly in the good years and way more in the bad years….

Our Underwater Backyard: Scientific diving for our future

My Edmonds News is publishing monthly stories and photographs from the Edmonds Underwater Park, with features written by members of the youth Dive Team led by Annie Crawley, Edmonds underwater photographer, filmmaker, writer and ocean advocate. I have always loved the ocean, and aspired to study the creatures that inhabit it. I am a scuba diver…

Healthy Eating: Almond date balls a nutritious, delicious snack

I’ve grown slightly weary of cooking full deal meals.  My tendency these days is to prepare a big pot of soup or stew, a  casserole or a piece of protein and some sides that I can call dinner for at least two or three nights. Everyone is on their own for breakfast or lunch. Lately…

Restaurant News: Yua Ramen full of surprises, plus Mother’s Day dining ideas

A reader’s tip on his favorite ramen was well received! Yua Ramen is full of surprises. Located front and center in the Ranch Market complex (22511 Hwy 99 Suite 105, in Edmonds), Yua Ramen took us by surprise, a pleasant one assuredly. The dining room atmosphere is comfortable. Soft jazz music sets a mellow tone. Wait…

The Writer’s Desk: Pay attention to your sentences

Recently I participated in a workshop on Writing Great Sentences conducted by Geraldine Woods, author of 25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way. I’d been trying to sign up for the workshop for two years and always ended up on a waiting list, but this time I made it in. Why would I,…

Restaurant News: Take a trip to Mexico (no plane involved) at Kahlo’s Cantina

The opening of Kahlo’s Cantina: George Sharaway was excited to receive the long-awaited email from the City of Edmonds —  one that granted “occupancy” to the establishment. The message, received at 4:45 p.m. last Wednesday, caused George and his staff to shift into high gear. They opened Thursday. Sunny weather encouraged patrons to enjoy the…

Recommended Reads: Immerse yourself in this paranormal thriller

The Eidola Project, by Robert Herold Eidola is an ancient Greek word for ghosts. In this exciting, sometimes ominous novel, The Eidola Project team forms in the late 1800s to investigate ghosts, and that definition was just their starting point. They expanded their scope to include the presence of all things supernatural. Treat yourself to…

Under the Weather: Showers and cooler temperatures to return

Those who have been yearning for spring finally got their wish this past week. It’s been absolutely gorgeous, hasn’t it? We’ve seen high temperatures in the 70s for multiple days—something that is not super common in the month of April. In fact, using data from Paine Field, I found out that 2021 is currently tied…

Bird Lore: Hammond’s Flycatcher

There is a genus of drab flycatchers called Empidonax, a word that means king of the gnats. The genus has eleven species that spend time in the United States. The Hammond’s Flycatcher, which belongs to the genus, is uncommon in Edmonds. It passes through during spring migration and can be seen or heard usually from…

Edmonds Art Beat: What to see, hear and do around town

What to See: Take in a gallery or check out a new artist. Cole Gallery presents abstraction and impressionism with C.A. Pierce and Kathy Gale Through May 3, Cole Gallery will be showcasing the art of two well-known artists. C.A. (Carol) Pierce, renowned for her abstract art, displays a new show capturing both mood and mystery…