Community volunteer Mim Edelstein: 90 years young and going strong

It was all cake, smiles, hugs and choruses of “Happy Birthday” at the Edmonds Log Cabin on Wednesday as friends and well-wishers gathered to celebrate 90 years with consummate Edmonds volunteer Mim Edelstein. At the Log Cabin, Mim is known for welcoming visitors to town and providing all the information they need to enjoy a…

Edmonds WWII veteran receives Congressional Gold Medal

Edmonds resident and World War II veteran Amos Chapman Jr. recently received the Congressional Gold Medal for his participation in the U. S. Navy during war activities in the Philippines. The medal is the highest honor Congress can bestow on an American. In a letter that accompanied the medal, Washington’s US Senator Patty Murray lauded…

Edmonds Girl Scouts present Silver Award project to Microsoft

Three girls from Edmonds-based Girl Scout Troop 41246 last week presented their Silver Award project to Microsoft: A website they designed to help families choose a pet by personality. Amanda Margo, Sophie Norenberg and Isis Liaw — all from Edmonds — spoke to a full conference room of people last week about the website. Guiding…

Scene in Edmonds: A special tribute for a 6-year-old

Edmonds resident Jovee Wirtz, 6, received a special gift earlier this week: A U.S. flag that flew at half mast at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan following the death of President George H.W. Bush. According to Jovee’s mom, Briana Wirtz, the flag — in a special engraved box — came to her from her godfather,…

Meadowdale HS student earns Eagle Scout Award for church project

Kristian Helleren, a member of Edmonds-based Boy Scout Troop 300, recently earned his Eagle Scout Award after building a secured parking area for church vehicles at Calvary Chapel in Edmonds. The project included leveling the land, pouring the concrete and building the fence/gate for the church parking with the goal of deterring vandalism. A senior…

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Swedish Edmonds emergency nurse voted president-elect of national association

Swedish Edmonds emergency nurse and Lynnwood resident Michael Hastings, MSN, RN, CEN has been elected 2019 president-elect of the Emergency Nurses Association. Hastings most recently served as secretary/treasurer for the Emergency Nurses Association Board of Directors. An association member and an emergency nurse for the last 14 years, Hastings has served the association in different…

A warm welcome to summer intern Mardy Harding

It’s our pleasure to welcome new intern Martha “Mardy” Harding to My Edmonds News. A student at the University of San Francisco, Harding graduated from Nathan Hale High School, and says she has “spent nearly every Christmas I can remember in Edmonds with my grandmother (and Edmonds Historical Museum Board President) Jerry Freeland.” At USF,…

Update: Generous Halloween family found

Remember our story from Monday night about the family that stepped aside so that two little girls could have the last two pieces of Halloween candy at an Edmonds residence on Main Street? We spoke with Jack Loos, who had offered to buy ice cream for the family in question, and they have been identified…

Seeking the generous family of trick-or-treaters on Main Street

Edmonds resident Jack Loos was down to his last two pieces of Halloween candy Monday night when the doorbell rang. There stood a large group of children, accompanied by their parents. Loos, who usually doesn’t get many trick-or-treaters at his Main Street residence, apologized and explained his predicament to the trick-or-treaters. According to Loos, family…

Edmonds man celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends

Long-time Edmonds resident Lionel Duvernay on Dec. 30 celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by nearly 100 friends and family members during a luncheon party at Holy Rosary Parish Center. The festivities, hosted by Duvernay’s daughter Madeline Ancelard of Edmonds, opened with a celebratory welcome from Holy Rosary’s Rev. Kenneth Haydock. Haydock presented Duvernay with a…

Edmonds man’s mission: help Southeast Asian children to a better life

When Bill and Pat Taylor decided to take a holiday in Bali in 2005, they had no idea it would change their lives forever. “I’d just retired, and a musician friend suggested we accompany him to Bali for a vacation,” Bill said. “It all started very innocently.” While there, Bill and Pat took a side…

Artfully Edmonds brief: Local mother and son authors embark on mini-book tour

Friday, Dec. 4 6-8 p.m.   85 Pike St. #200 Seattle, WA Local Author News! Every year Kathy Passage sings at the Great Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition. This year the Edmonds writer, My Edmonds Restaurant News columnist and music enthusiast will not be singing — she’ll be signing. Passage was invited to the competition (now in…

Edmonds woman now happy owner of California shelter dog

Our online news partner The Seattle Times had a follow-up story this week about the 1,000 dogs and 100 cats from California kill shelters that were flown to the Pacific Northwest. One of the dogs ended up in the Edmonds home of Tracy Felix, owner of ArtSpot. “My California pup is absolutely wonderful! Adopted from…

Local Holiday Hope for 11q auction raising funds, awareness for rare disorder

The following article was originally published in 2013. It has been updated by the author, Joy Gonyea-Robertson. This year’s fundraising auction opened Nov. 26 and will continue through Cyber Monday Nov. 30. When the doctors first told us there was a serious problem with our baby, we found ourselves paralyzed. Filled with a heart-wrenching ache,…

Liias, Ryu selected for leadership posts in State Legislature

Two local legislators have been selected for leadership roles in the Washington State Legislature. Sen. Marko Liias, representing the 21st District, has been chosen to serve as assistant floor leader for the Senate Democrats, where he will help control floor action on all legislation that comes up for a for a vote in the Senate….

Edmonds woman receives March of Dimes Washington Nurse of Year award

Robin Hollenhorst of Edmonds was recognized earlier this month by the March of Dimes Washington Chapter during its 13th annual Washington Nurse of the Year Awards honoring nurses from throughout the state. RNs working at all staff levels in Washington were honored in 19 categories. Hollenhorst, who is employed at Providence Regional Medical Center in…

Edmonds-Woodway senior turns adversity to victory as she runs for a cure

When 16-year-old Lauren Little came home from Edmonds-Woodway High School with a 103-degree fever, her mom JoAnne thought she had the flu. But it got worse. The fever would spike and abate, her muscles felt increasingly sore, and within a week she couldn’t walk. Her parents took her to Children’s’ Hospital, where doctors ran a…