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

By Dr. David Gross Part 12: Charlize is a Bully I would never have anticipated it. Charlize is probably the friendliest, most calm dog around strangers I have ever been responsible for. When we arrived at my son’s home in San Diego she met their Golden Retriever, Bentley, for the first time. I’ve known Bentley…

Edmonds Military Wire: How sequestration impacts the Puget Sound

By Michael Schindler With all the political chatter from both parties, it can be a bit of a challenge navigating through the white noise of rhetoric to truly understand what sequestration means to our area. Do we need to be concerned or can we expect to go about our lives with a “business as usual”…

Artfully Edmonds: Irish, African, and otherworldly influences in town

By Janette Turner Pardon me for daydreaming about St. Patty’s week, but the promise of live music at Jack Murphy’s Bar is irresistible, so it’s noted in this column, along with the bar’s promise to do penance for bringing in Pipers on a day of the Lord. Until then here’s this week’s finest offerings in…

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

By Dr. David Gross Part 11:  Shake Down Cruise The true shake-down cruise for Frog started after leaving Oregon. We stopped at the Chamber of Commerce information office in Crescent City, Calif. Yet another helpful person at the desk insisted that we must see the Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park. Since I have an unquenchable…

Edmonds Military Wire: Three great questions for better relationships

By Michael Schindler I’m a closet romantic. Took me eight months to get a date with the woman who is now my wife and after almost 20 years together, I still love her…and more importantly, she still loves me – which she would tell you hasn’t always been easy. But let’s be honest, this “happily…

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

By Dr. David Gross Part 10: Frog is wounded The friends I visited with in Salinas have three dogs. Charlize had a grand time running and playing with them. She is a sociable dog, gets on well with strangers, so far with strangers of all species we have encountered. I had neglected to refuel Old…

Edmonds Booktalk: Long story short, take a second look at collections

By Elaine Mattson Apparently short stories are the new big thing! Either anthologies, a collection of stories by different authors, or books that are collections of the same author’s stories. This is not actually new thing. (One of my favorite books remains “Cowboys Are My Weakness” by Pam Houston from 2005.) But for some reason,…

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

By Dr. David Gross Part 9: Old Friends are the Best We stopped in Salinas and spent the afternoon and evening with a veterinary school classmate and his significant other. I’ve known him since 1956 and we’ve probably spent time together less than half a dozen times since we graduated in 1960, but our conversation…

Artfully Edmonds: Teen dreams and more

By Janette Turner There is nothing more fantastic – meaning part of a “fantasy” – than a high school theater production. Seeing smooth-faced males portray middle-aged men next to slim-hipped girls faking rheumatism is a triumph of imagination over reality. If you’re ready to see something fantastic, check out two high school shows this weekend,…

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

Publisher’s note: After his losing his wife of 52 years to cancer, Dr. David Gross has embarked on an extended road trip with his new dog, Charlize, and is writing about his experiences. By Dr. David Gross Part 8: Redwoods and More Stayed in a fancy RV park in Fortuna, Calif. the night of Feb….

Edmonds Military Wire: Baby Boomers cause generational stress

By Michael Schindler According to Stress in America, a study commissioned by the American Psychological Association, Millennials are the most stressed demographic. This not only impacts our military and Veteran populations, but every community across America – yes, even Edmonds. Real change is required. The study goes on to state, “While Millennials (ages 18 to…

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

Publisher’s note: After his losing his wife of 52 years to cancer, Dr. David Gross has embarked on an extended road trip with his new dog, Charlize, and is writing about his experiences. By Dr. David Gross Part 7: Named vehicles The first automobile I had the use of was a 1940 Chevy two-door sedan….

Artfully Edmonds: Art Walk and play openings this week

By Janette Turner As everyone knows, good art puts you in a state of “aaah” or awe — but some artwork makes you go “a-ha!” That’s when you get the twist, like when you realize the bones on display at Bill the Butcher’s shop are really cast glass artworks. We have an interview with the…

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

Publisher’s note: After his losing his wife of 52 years to cancer, Dr. David Gross has embarked on an extended road trip with his new dog, Charlize, and is writing about his experiences. By Dr. David Gross Part 6:  Ahead of schedule, are we having fun yet? We stayed in a KOA campground in Lincoln…

Edmonds Military Wire: Free home repairs to low-income homeowners

By Michael Schindler Some may be shocked to learn that a number of our service members are considered “low-income” families. With Health and Human Services now stating that a family of four making $23,050 or less meets the poverty threshold, a good number of our enlisted ranks in the first few years of service qualify….

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

Publisher’s note: After his losing his wife of 52 years to cancer, Dr. David Gross has embarked on an extended road trip with his new dog, Charlize, and is writing about his experiences. Due to an editing error, we are publishing Part 4 now; Part 5 (mistakenly labeled as Part 4) was published Friday. By…

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

Publisher’s note: After his losing his wife of 52 years to cancer, Dr. David Gross has embarked on an extended road trip with his new dog, Charlize, and is writing about his experiences By Dr. David Gross Part 5: Lewis and Clark True to my obsessive, head-down and push-until-the-task-is-complete nature I sat at my computer…

Artfully Edmonds: Music, comedy, and a mad tea party

By Janette Turner Ready to keep your heart pumping post-Valentine’s Day? We’ve put  together the best events for the week ahead – and all guaranteed to keep your mojo moving. Friday: Corner Coffee hosts Michael Thomas Live music is back at Corner Coffee with Michael Thomas performing Friday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. More info on the…

Edmonds Beauty: Are we really attractive to the opposite sex?

Publisher’s note: My Edmonds News presents the latest “Edmonds Beauty” column, written by a recent Meadowdale High School grad. By Aygin Ghorbani Everyone likes to claim they dress for themselves, or at least most say that they do. We tell ourselves “I just love wearing heels that I can’t walk in.” “I swear, even though…

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

Publisher’s note: After his losing his wife of 52 years to cancer, Dr. David Gross has embarked on an extended road trip with his new dog, Charlize, and is writing about his experiences By Dr. David Gross Part 3: The Kalaloch Campground Saturday at 6 a.m., Charlize and I walked the Kalaloch campground in the…

Artfully Edmonds: Phoenix Theatre opens new play and more

By Janette Turner Some Valentines arrive early, and by that we mean lovable events and exhibits are already popping up around town just to please you. And we’re filling you in on the week’s sweetest picks starting now. Thursday: Edmonds Heights K-12 presents “Honk!” Edmonds Heights K-12 students present “Honk! A Musical Tale of The…

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

By Dr. David Gross On the road The frustrations of the last four days before my obsessively determined departure date are over. Who would believe that a newly single adult male and his dog could experience so many problems trying to get out of town?  But all came together and Charlize and I, comfortable in…

Edmonds Military Wire: Fiscal cliff deal impacts paychecks

By Michael Schindler The legislation that President Barack Obama signed Jan. 2 that postponed the fiscal cliff means changes to military and civilian paychecks. The legislation increases Social Security withholding taxes to 6.2 percent from the “tax holiday” rate of 4.2 percent many have enjoyed the past two years. This increase comes when many are…

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

By Dr. David Gross The Start I was holding her close, cradling her head in my arms when she died. As I write this, it was 30 days, three hours and 36 minutes ago. April 23, we would have celebrated 53 years of marriage. I’m coping, sort of. “Well,” she said, pulling the nasal tube…