Art Beat: Performing animals, movies, music and more

Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre Friday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Edmonds Center for the Arts 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds If your kids are anything like mine, this is something they would love! Picture the cutest pet trick you can imagine. You’ll see it here! From dogs jumping rope to cats pushing strollers, this show is…

Planting Edmonds: Gardening tips for growing healthy orcas

Planting Edmonds is a monthly column written by members of Edmonds Floretum Garden Club. So, you want to grow orcas in your garden? Who doesn’t! I grew my first orca this year and I want to share my experience so you too can experience the joys of a beautiful orca garden. I still remember the excitement…

Healthy eating: Winter green salad a fresh option for holiday table

During the holidays, it’s easy to eat rich and high-caloric foods. We’re visiting with family and friends as well as going to open houses and office parties, where we are treating ourselves to a wide assortment festive foods of the holidays. It’s all good — everything in moderation, right? Try not to demonize the foods…

Poet’s Corner: Three A.M., Country in the City, Reset

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group Three A.M. Sleep has abandoned me. Awake my soul, my senses, myself. Go out through darkness to those lights you left, unremembered. There they all are! Orion, Pleiades, the Big Dipper and orienting North Star! The elusive Milky Way, Jupiter, Mars!…

The Writer’s Desk: Tell me a story

Like many kids, I required a bedtime story each night before I’d agree to go to sleep. In elementary school my favorite times, besides art on Friday afternoon, were when the teacher or librarian read us stories out loud. I have never outgrown my love of hearing a story and am a huge fan of…

Under the weather: Mostly dry weekend ahead before rain returns next week

Much of Western Washington had a wet start to the month of November, but since that atmospheric river, not much rain has fallen. This is abnormal — usually the month of November is our rainiest month of the year. The image below shows the total accumulated precipitation at KPAE for this month so far. You…

Recommended reads: ‘Suddenly Snow’ a sweet novel for the holidays

Suddenly Snow, by Susanne Bacon Stranded by a sudden snowstorm, in the small and isolated Victorian town of Wycliff, all the holiday day-tripping tourists enjoying the sights are stuck. Fortunately for the stragglers desperate for a warm place to stay, The Gull’s Nest Bed and Breakfast has some room left. When the last of the…

Restaurant News: Takeout and dine-in Thanksgiving options

Many people find cooking a big holiday meal overwhelming.  We’re fortunate to have many options for ordering a Thanksgiving feast.  Here are just a few of the options.  Please call ASAP as many of these places are almost sold out.  Some have in-person dining that require reservations.  Don’t delay if you want to enjoy turkey…

Edmonds Booktalk: ‘Tis the season for great gift ideas

No idea what happened to October. [Or September to be honest…] But here we are: November! Ready or not. We are getting ready for all of the holiday festivities… a bit more every day. So many great books and all kinds of other great gift items on shelves everywhere in the bookshop: calendars [wall, engagement, …

Under the weather: Calm weekend ahead after last weekend’s storm

It has been quite the interesting week for weather in Western Washington. We’ve seen rain, flooding, thunder, hail, wind and snow — just to name a few. I want to recap a couple of these different events, starting with the rain. We are going to broaden the scope a bit more than usual, focusing on…

Recommended reads: ‘The Everlasting Gift’ an uplifting story of love and hope

The Everlasting Gift, by David-Matthew Barnes Do whatever it takes to bring some sunshine into this world. A noble thought but easier said than done. Oh! How the effort creates the potential for unexpected, and even life-changing results, with ripples in so many directions. In the poignant book The Everlasting Gift, Sharleen has an incredible…

Restaurant News: Broadway Pea Salad similar to that served at Scott’s

Recently I reached out to readers asking them for favorite dishes at local restaurants that they would like to recreate at home.  Someone immediately commented that they wanted Scott’s Bar and Grill Broadway Pea Salad — a dish that I know is iconic to the restaurant. I reached out the general manager as well as…

Home + Work: Enjoying your harvest  

The history of harvest celebrations offers varied and debatable timelines. The word “harvest,” if you want to get word nerdy about it (which I, Whitney, absolutely and always do), comes from the Anglo-Saxon haerfest (“autumn”) or the Old High German herbist. It’s a season of rejoicing. It’s a season of “I planted this seed, and…

Travelogue: Greece ’22, Part Six – The Palace of Minos

Publisher’s note: This is the sixth installment of Edmonds resident Nathaniel Brown’s travels to Greece. You can read part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here, part 4 here and part 5 here. “Here’s a maze trod indeed through forthrights and meanders.  By your patience, I needs must rest me.” — Gonzalo, in The Tempest Crete…

Art Beat: All about Edmonds Porchfest

Saturday, Nov. 5 2-3 p.m. Kickoff at the Main Stage Red Barn (5th and Maple) 3-5 p.m. Tour PorchFest Edmonds Downtown The first Edmonds PorchFest kicks off this Saturday. After a rough couple of pandemic years, what better way to celebrate and support local musicians and the community than with a free music festival? PorchFest started…