My Edmonds Restaurant News: And the 1st place Best of Edmonds winners are…

The first-place winners have been announced in the Best of Edmonds 2013 contest, co-sponsored by My Edmonds News and EdmondsDeals.com. Here they are, and thanks for voting! (2nd and 3rd place winners will be revealed next week.) Best place to take out-of town guests: Anthony’s HomePort Best full breakfasts Chanterelle Best place to take kids…

Artfully Edmonds: Of crows, affordable art and work-of-homemade-art costumes

Driving toward my parents’ house this week, I encountered about 100 crows on the road and in our neighbors’ yards, rooting for whatever tasty morsels crows like to eat to fatten up for winter. Since I can remember, crows have congregated around Shell Creek in late October, making a racket in the trees—and occasionally playing…

Travels with Charlize, in search of living alone

Part 38: Eureka The Whale Watch Inn doesn’t have a breakfast room. At 8 a.m., according to my Timex, a discrete knock on the door announced my breakfast’s arrival — the time I selected the previous evening. I opened the door to find a wicker tray waiting for me. There was a tasty omelet, homemade…

Edmonds Military Wire: Learn how to get hired in fire and EMS services industry

In today’s job market, first impressions are critical. How you look and how you share your talent, skills and abilities will often make or break you in today’s competitive environment. Operation Career Boost is a one-day workshop for transitioning or recently transitioned service members on how to gain the competitive advantage in landing your next…

Artfully Edmonds: Arts and culture, Japanese-style

Welcome our sisters from Hekinan, Japan Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. A delegation from our sister city, with which we have enjoyed a partnership for 25 years, is visiting Edmonds from Oct. 29th-Nov. 4th. On the 30th, they will present a Hekinan-Edmonds cultural fair, featuring photography from Hekinan, and performances by…

Socially Single: Some people are jerks

I like to teach that even though dating can be disappointing at times, by and large, most people out in the world are good. They might not be terribly self-aware or they might have difficulty communicating in a clear manner (which causes the majority of dating and relationship issues), but at their core, they are…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Halloween Part 1 — Thrifty Halloween costume ideas

Thank to Macklemore, “Poppin’ tags” is back! For some people, the art of skimming thrift shop racks was never really gone but nonetheless, if the guy cleaning up at the VMA’s is talking about it, it is bound to be mainstream. Thrift shops are great options for budget friendly costumes for kids and adults and…

Money Talk: Personal finance lessons for business owners

Thomas Edison may have summed up the entrepreneurial spirit when he said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” It’s this “refuse to lose” attitude that makes entrepreneurs the backbone of American business. But finding 10,000 ways that won’t work is probably not the best approach to planning for your…

Edmonds Military Wire: Military and veteran services return to normal

On Oct. 16, the President signed the bill that averted the default crisis and ended the 16-day partial government shutdown. According to the terms of the bill, the debt cushion now extends through Feb. 7, with current spending levels being authorized through Jan. 15. The Defense Finance and Accounting Services website reports that “The Continuing…

REAL Housewife, REAL Cooking: Scared to cook fish? Try this salmon!

I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Brian Baisch and my husband and I have lived in Edmonds with our two dogs and chickens for a year and a half. For the past couple of years I’ve been blogging about my daily life as a housewife. My love for The…

Travels with Charlize, in search of living alone

Part 37: Elephant seals and amazing scenery Charlize and I stopped at yet another vista, this one full of cars, trucks, campers, RVs and a lot of folks. The signs for the place identified it as Elephant Seal Beach and the attraction was a lot of Elephant seals sunning themselves on the sand and a…

Artfully Edmonds: DEMA Soiree, Library book sale and Halloween!

Friday, Oct. 18 at the Edmonds Yacht Club, immerse yourself in the fabulous food and fashion of Edmonds at An Edmonds Kind of Soiree—a fundraiser for the Downtown Edmonds Merchants’ Association. In your chic-est cocktail attire, enjoy a champagne toast, heavy appetizers catered by local restaurants, and a fashion show put together by our esteemed…

Recommended Reads: ‘Follow Her Home’ an irresistible mystery

Follow Her Home, by Steph Cha Juniper Song would love to be a detective. Now her dear friend asks her for help in a private, family investigation. That’s irresistible. It’s especially irresistible when the investigation quickly turns into a mystery. Her friends call her Song, and she’s been a Phillip Marlowe fan since her 20-something…

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: Beauty by the Decade

For many of us, our skin care needs change with time. To keep skin looking its best, your skin care regimen should change to address your unique needs. With the new and vastly improved products and treatments available today, we can tailor our skin care to achieve great looking skin at any age. Here are…

Artfully Edmonds: Arts activism in the spotlight

Two opportunities for citizens to participate in open-forum discussion surrounding civic support for the arts are coming up this week. The first, on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at ECA, concerns the Cultural Access Fund. The CAF Coalition consists of 35 cultural organizations in the Puget Sound area dedicated to securing state funding that…

Family History: Telling your family story – it’s so much more than names and dates

The most boring classes and books about history are the ones that only list the “who,” “what,” “where,” and “when” of an era. Without the “why” or “how,” the information is virtually meaningless. Eyes glaze over and lifelong opinions form about how irrelevant history is. It’s exactly the same for families. A family tree that…

Socially Single: Frightened by football

This week, I answer a question from the audience. If you have a dating or relationship question you’d like me to weigh in on, send me an email at hello@kelseyfoster.com. “Help! It’s football season and the guy I’m dating LOVES all things Seahawks and Huskies. We went to a sports bar to watch a game…

Edmonds Booktalk: Book award season could hold some surprises

October already! And as you may have suspected, September was a record setting month of rain. October is starting out just a tad blustery and damp… a tad… heh. Hold on. Buy batteries for those flashlights, and get a book [or three] to read by candle- & flash- light! Just in case. The end-of-the–year book…

Travels with Charlize, in search of living alone

Part 36: The road home Charlize and I are on the road again. We spent two weeks visiting my son and his family in their beautiful new home in Carlsbad, Calif. Rosalie would have loved the house and the neighborhood, both idyllic. The trip south from Edmonds was made in two and a half days…