Looking Back: A history of garbage collection in early-day Edmonds, Part 2

You can read Part 1 here. In April of 1930, when North End Disposal Co. of Seattle began its weekly door-to-door garbage pickup service in Edmonds, it seemed as if the town’s long-standing problem of rubbish disposal had finally been solved. Whether it was because of the financial troubles of the Great Depression, when perhaps…

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Delicious recipes for nutrient-rich pumpkin

Far too often relegated to Halloween doorstep décor and overused as a coffee drink marketing device (think Pumpkin Spice Latte), pumpkin and all its health benefits deserve so much more. Pumpkin calories clock in at just 49 per cup of purée, plus that serving sneaks in 3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of protein, and…

Bird Lore: Sandhill Crane

The Sandhill Crane is an elegant bird, long of leg and neck with a crimson forehead. There have been several sightings in Edmonds over the years, most recently in September 2010 along the waterfront, October 2015 at the Edmonds marsh, and in May 2019 when five flew north over Yost Park. It is a bird…

Edmonds Booktalk: Adventure memoirs for armchair travelers

October! For some of us, the turning of the calendar page means a bit more indoor time… Some of us love living vicariously no matter the season… For the armchair traveler in all of us, here are a select few epic travel/adventure memoirs: “A Pilgrimage to Eternity: From Canterbury to Rome in Search of a…

Kids are Bookin’ It: Trailblazing women share their advice in ‘Girl CEO’

Girl CEO: Priceless advice from trailblazing women by Ronnie Cohen and Katherine Elllison Recommended for ages 9 and up What do you want to be when you grow up? Here’s a fun and inspiring book to read while you dream about your future. Forty women who are leaders in all kinds of different careers and industries…

Healthy Eating: Granola bars, just in time for back to school

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already passed the Autumn equinox and the school year is well under way.  When children go back to school, our lives get easier in some ways and more complicated and busier in other ways. I am always looking for “healthyish” treats to make and to serve my family. I…

Art Beat: Don’t Miss ‘A Gentleman’s Guide’, ending this weekend

Theater Review A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Edmonds Driftwood Players Thursday – Sunday, through Sept. 29 Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. Wade James Theatre 950 Main St. Edmonds General $28, Senior/Youth/Military $25 Don’t miss Edmonds Driftwood Players in their final weekend of performances of A Gentleman’s Guide to…

Edmonds Restaurant News: San Kai Sushi opening expected by mid-October

There’s still a good chance that diners in downtown Edmonds will see Ryuichi Nakano‘s San Kai Sushi up and running by mid-October this year. After 17 years, the much loved and respected sushi chef sold his Kisaku Sushi, located just south of Green Lake in what’s often referred to as “Tangletown.” Since that time Nakano…

Recommended Reads: Life lessons in ‘The School of Essential Ingredients’

The School of Essential Ingredients, by Erica Bauermeister September means back to school. This year graduate to a new class. Go to The School of Essential Ingredients and enjoy learning in the company of author Erica Bauermeister’s heartwarming characters. Attendance is a treat as you learn lessons from the Monday night cooking classes; mostly you…

Fitness Corner: Exercising while traveling

My late husband, Coach Dan Potts, was the most dedicated exerciser I have ever met, even on vacation. I have vivid memories of him on the floor of vacation rentals and hotel rooms, completing multiple repetitions of crunches, push-ups and bodyweight squats, nearly every morning we traveled together. And then we’d head out on a…

Art Beat: Music in the Museum, Art Studio Tour, Art Walk, ‘Love and Murder’

Music Music in the Museum – American Classical Songs with Soprano Kristin Vogel Saturday, Sept. 21, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Cascadia Art Museum 190 Sunset Ave. Edmonds $15 member, $18 non-member Cascadia Art Museum presents Soprano Kristin Vogel on Saturday as part of its Music in the Museum Series. Vogel, known for her powerful lyric…

Service Club Corner: Lynnwood Rotary Club

Here’s the second installment of a new column aimed at showcasing the work of fraternal and service organizations in Lynnwood, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace. This one profiles Lynnwood Rotary. Rotary International was started in 1905 in Chicago by Paul Harris. According to the Rotary International website, the first club was formed “so professionals with diverse backgrounds…

Service Club Corner: Lynnwood Rotary Club

Here’s the second installment of a new column aimed at showcasing the work of fraternal and service organizations in Lynnwood, Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace. This one profiles Lynnwood Rotary. Rotary International was started in 1905 in Chicago by Paul Harris. According to the Rotary International website, the first club was formed “so professionals with diverse backgrounds…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Rock climbing gym in Lynnwood, plus art and cooking classes

Thanks to a new zero period and lack of previously expected transportation, we’re adjusting to a new back-to-school routine. With more moving parts, there are more days of the week where we repeatedly call out things like “homework,” “PE clothes,” and “turn that off now” as if we’re auctioneers or playing some sort of parents…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Rock climbing gym in Lynnwood, plus art and cooking classes

Thanks to a new zero period and lack of previously expected transportation, we’re adjusting to a new back-to-school routine. With more moving parts, there are more days of the week where we repeatedly call out things like “homework,” “PE clothes,” and “turn that off now” as if we’re auctioneers or playing some sort of parents…

Looking Back: The life of George Brackett (1841-1927) — Part 1

As a child, did you ever play the game Pass it on? One boy or girl would whisper a phrase to another child — that child would then tell what was meant to be the same phrase to the next child, and it would continue on down the line in that fashion.  By the time the…

Art Beat: More way to support arts through subscriptions, plus upcoming shows

Following up on last week’s column, here are more ways to support local arts through season subscriptions: Season Subscriptions – Music Cascade Symphony Orchestra Edmonds Center for the Arts 410 4th Ave. N. Edmonds Cascade Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Michael Miropolsky, begins its 2019-2020 season Oct. 21. Performing its full season at…

Edmonds Booktalk: Look forward to these fall reads

Welcome to September! There are many books we are looking forward to this fall, and we have been lucky enough to get sneak previews of a few of them…  and we are not disappointed! Here are a few of the highlights: “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood.  September 10, 2019. Possibly the most anticipated fall title![see…

Good trees for urban gardens: Mimosa tree, a pink gift in the summer

Northwesterners are justifiably thrilled with the multiple flowering trees in the spring. Gardeners love seeing the flowering plums, cherries, crab apples, dogwoods and other favorites. But the blossoms fall and memories are all we have as spring fades to summer. However, all is not lost. In July and August, fluffy pink flowers above tropical-appearing leaves…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Ways to give back, get help as school year nears

In an email I got from the Foundation for Edmonds School District, I found out that over the last year, the Celebrate Schools 5k grants funded projects benefiting thousands of students, across all grade levels. For example, it went to “afterschool reading and math tutoring, a Festival of Cultures, 5th Grade Law Day, Family Math…