Travels with Charlize, in search of living alone

Part 26: Yellowstone Park By Dr. David Gross It never occurred to me that it would be so difficult. In my book “Animals Don’t Blush” I recounted the combined camping, honeymoon and traveling to my first veterinary job in Sidney, Montana trip. That happened the first week in June of 1960. Rosalie and I spent…

Artfully Edmonds: Graduation

By Juliet Brewster A lot is going on at Edmonds Community College this week, as students complete their studies for the quarter. Jazz students will showcase their work in the Black Box Theater Wednesday, May 29 and students in the Digital Music program are presenting their hard work in the Black Box Theater on Friday…

Recommended Reads: ‘Fooling Houdini’ a magical tale

By Wendy Kendall “Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks and the Hidden Powers of the Mind” by Alex Stone There’s nothing up my sleeve but a recommendation for a spellbinding book. It all starts at the exciting Stockholm 2006 World Championships of Magic, also known as the Magic Olympics.  Alex Stone is competing for the…

Socially Single: Keeping it real

By Kelsey Foster I just got back from a weekend in Las Vegas. That city has done a great job of promoting itself as a wildly fun destination with the catch phrase “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Going on vacation to indulge in a little fun and escape the realities of normal life,…

Edmonds Kind of Dad: Honoring Mikaela and Owen

By David Kaufer In my last post, I wrote about the bittersweet moments that come with parenting a child with Autism. And as I usually try to do, I focused on an positive aspect – the great joy that comes from a developmental step – even a minor one. Mikaela Tragically, today there are two…

From the Edmonds Vet: Travels with Charlize, in search of living alone

Part 25: Fly fishing the Madison River By Dr. David Gross Matt called as promised, about 6 p.m. I had half-a-day of his time reserved for the next day and we agreed we would go out when it was most propitious. He checked with his fishing guide buddies who had been out earlier and decided…

Edmonds Military Wire: Is A Veterans Memorial Park coming to Edmonds?

By Michael Schindler Edmonds residents and the City Council may take honorable steps to name the SR104 mini park located at 131 Sunset Avenue Veterans Memorial Park. This is the hope of not only Edmonds VFW Post 8870 but a handful of other Edmonds residents who want to honor the memory of veterans who did…

Artfully Edmonds: Just for kids — summer art camps galore

By Juliet Brewster For kids in Edmonds public schools, summer is only one, long, torturous month away. For their parents, maybe this month will feel more like a weekend, conspicuously booked with teacher conferences, recitals and an ambiguous science or history convention. Never fear! It’s not too late to sign up for one (or more)…

From the Edmonds Vet: Travels with Charlize, in search of living alone

By Dr. David Gross Part 25: We arrive in Montana Our second day out we made some serious tracks. After experiencing the Lewis and Clark Scenic Highway we turned south to follow the Bitterroot River flowing north. We continued south past Sula then turned east to cross over Chief Joseph Pass at 7200 feet elevation….

Edmonds Kind of Dad: Bittersweet and Autism

By David Kaufer A few weeks ago Ty asked me what “bittersweet” meant. He had been taken in by “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve after hearing it a few times and wanted to know the definition of the word. I tried to explain that it’s when you experience something that could be both good and…

Socially Single: Improve Your Love-itude Challenge

By Kelsey Foster Something I’ve discovered in working as a relationship coach and writer is how many of us unwittingly sabotage ourselves in love by holding on to negative beliefs. I’ll give you some examples. A woman dates a man who turns out to be a cheating scoundrel. Rather than view that as an experience…

From the Publisher’s Desk: Social media, local teens and trouble

Last night, a Seattle radio station aired a report about three of our local teens who made poor choices that may haunt them for a lifetime. Since then, I have been struggling with how to report about it. The story involves two Edmonds-Woodway High School brothers who, sources told me, took a photo of themselves…

Edmonds Military Wire: ‘The War Started at Home’

By Michael Schindler “Edmonds is where people go to die…or buy old lady’s clothes.” So said my coffee appointment with a seasoned veteran in his mid-20s, whom I was trying to convince that Edmonds would be a great place for a soft land and new start. Some might be shocked by this opinion, but I…

Artfully Edmonds: Art Walk from afar, plus this weekend’s events

Updated with information on next Wednesday’s GiveBIG day event benefiting local arts organizations. By Juliet Brewster I am visiting friends in New York City this week, so I will keep this brief even though I could go on for days about the art scene here. I spent the better part of Tuesday on the Lower…

Socially Single: Martha Stewart is on Match.com

By Kelsey Foster Have you heard? Martha Stewart has taken the leap into the world of online dating. Encouraged by Matt Lauer during a “Today Show” interview, she agreed to give it a whirl. With the help of Match.com’s CEO, Stewart crafted a profile that has garnered over 20,000 views. That makes her one of…

Edmonds Military Wire: Despite economy, still hope for veterans

By Michael Schindler “BREAKING! This just in: The economy is terrible and the country is suffering its worst jobs crisis since the Depression… developing… Of course, this isn’t actually breaking news, it is aching news.” So went the comments of Arianna Huffington on April 17 when asked her thoughts on the economy. The ADP National…

From the Edmonds Vet: Travels with Charlize, in search of living alone

By Dr. David Gross Part 23: Dogs and Porcupines Screaming at a toddler not to touch something hot can be effective, sometimes, but not nearly as effective, long term, as allowing that curious mind to experience pain. The same is true of dogs, although they seem to have slightly more built-in survivorship skills than toddlers…

Artfully Edmonds: Interactive arts and arts activism

By Juliet Brewster I had the pleasure of meeting Bob McAllister and his editor from East Chelsea Press, Richard Davis, when they came to the bookshop Tuesday to scope out our sound system. Bob will be reading from his book of short stories, Thief of Hubcaps next Saturday, May 11 at 3:30 p.m. at the…

Edmonds Booktalk for May: Great books for sunny weekend ahead

By Elaine Mattson Welcome May 2013! Rumor has it that the first weekend is even going to be nice and sunny. What more could we want? Oooh, I know! How about a great book, recently out in paperback? For you or your mom! Don’t forget: Mother’s Day is May 12… cannot stress the “do not…

Socially Single: Garage sale season

By Kelsey Foster It’s officially THAT season. I’m not talking about spring or baseball season. I’m talking about garage sale season! In my estimate, garage sale season begins around the time we have a string of two partially-sunny days in a row and lasts until sometime in September. In fact, I’m working with some friends…

Recommended Reads: ‘Last Train to Memphis’ traces life of Elvis Presley

By Wendy Kendall “Last Train to Memphis – The Rise of Elvis Presley” by Peter Guralnik I’m All Shook Up after reading this comprehensive biography about the rise of a young Elvis Presley. The writing is so vivid and the details so compelling, the character of Elvis and those around him really come to life….

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