Healthy eating: Give thanks and eat pie (in moderation)

I hope that everyone had a safe and lovely Thanksgiving holiday. I missed gathering with friends this year- — not only for the wonderful company and conversation but also for the variety of food that everyone brings. Family gatherings are steeped in food traditions, which makes them comforting and welcoming. In our house, my husband…

Edmonds Art Beat: A FanJazztic fundraiser, Artist Sunday and a new art exhibit

DeMiero Jazz Fest Fundraiser happening NOW! The DeMiero Jazz Fest, an annual non-competitive vocal jazz festival, kicked off its One FanJazztic fundraiser Friday. There will be a week of virtual auctions and live performances to raise funds for the DeMiero Jazz Festival, which has a mission to provide world-class jazz experiences through education, clinics and…

Under the Weather: Dry day likely for outdoor Thanksgiving gatherings

It is a little hard to believe, but Thanksgiving week is here. Even though this year looks a little different than previous years, we can still make the most of it. Some of you may be attempting to have outdoor gatherings this year, and if that’s you, you are probably very interested in whether it…

Fitness Corner: How do you want to show up for your future self?

This has been an unprecedented and overwhelming year. Even as we move into winter, COVID is not letting up. Our lives have been compromised by the significant consequences of this pandemic and we all feel the cumulative and collective stress and worry. We’ve figured out various ways to cope this year, and with good reason…

Under the Weather: Mostly dry this weekend, but rain set to return next week

After being hit with several storms over the past couple weeks, we are finally expecting a break from the crazy weather. November tends to be the wettest month of the year, and it definitely seems like we’re living up to that expectation. Interestingly enough, through the first 18 days of the month, we are actually…

Edmonds Restaurant News: It’s time to double down and support local eateries

OK local restaurant supporters: It’s time for us to double down. I don’t mean in the gambling sense, although that is apropos to the situation. I’m talking about beefing up your ensemble of outerwear! Don at least two extra down layers to keep toes — and tush — warm and toasty in the coming weeks, as…

Restaurant News: Bagels, burgers and beer, plus more Thanksgiving meal options

Nov. 19-20: Bagel delivery coming to Edmonds/Shoreline Here’s a bit of information about a new neighborhood delivery that’s coming to Edmonds and Shoreline. Bagels from Eltana located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. I ’d seen a notice regarding this opportunity, and contacted Eltana to gather all the details. Holly responded, and here is their story- “Our neighborhood…

Bird Lore: Hutton’s Vireo

Hutton’s Vireo, a resident of Western Washington, is not an in-your-face kind of bird. In this region it occupies the understory of Douglas fir forests and thickets along lowland streams. In Edmonds, then, it is a passerine to watch for in areas such as the thickets along Shell Creek in Yost Park and Willow Creek…

Edmonds Booktalk: This month, escape into other people’s stories

If some days it feels as if our own life is just too much, why not escape into someone else’s life?  For your consideration this month, I present a list of other people’s stories. Some will be better, some worse. Some interesting. Some inspiring. Some educational. Some make us grateful for what we have [or…

Under the Weather: A mostly dry, yet cool weekend ahead

It has been quite the wet week so far, hasn’t it? Multiple storms have impacted us this week, bringing decent amounts of rainfall over the area. Above is a map showing some precipitation totals for this week through 4 p.m. Thursday. As you can see, totals primarily ranged between a half inch and one inch….

Under the Weather: Rain returns just in time for wettest month of the year

Around here, November is typically the wettest month of the year in terms of average total precipitation. You can see in the above graphic that the normal amount of total precipitation for the month of November is just over six inches, higher than every other month. The number of storms tend to ramp up this…