Downtown Log Cabin offers warm welcome to Edmonds visitors

“Welcome to the little log cabin. How can I help you?”  Guests looking for everything from directions to a friendly conversation are met by this greeting at the Edmonds Visitor’s Center, run by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. Since 1975, the log cabin has served as a community gathering place and warm welcome into Edmonds,…

Edmonds insurance agent celebrates 45th anniversary in business

In early summer of 1977, Hotel California by the Eagles and Rumours by Fleetwood Mac were at the top of the charts, and the first Star Wars movie was the number-one film in the country. It was also when Earl Schuster opened the doors to his new insurance agency in Edmonds. A month after opening…

Author celebrates 101st birthday at Edmonds Waterfront Center

With her daughter Connie and granddaughter Daphne by her side, Myrta Klinkman scanned the menu at the Edmonds Waterfront Center’s Potlatch Bistro Friday as they waited the arrival of other family members to celebrate her 101st birthday. A resident of Richmond Beach since 1963, Klinkman (née Gesswein) has been a regular visitor and familiar face in…

Memorial scholarship to honor late Edmonds-Woodway High graduate, Warrior wrestler Emily Hood

The Foundation for Edmonds School District is hosting the Emily Hood Memorial Scholarship in honor of the 2020 Edmonds-Woodway High School student who died Feb. 28 from inoperable brain cancer. Described as “a treasured daughter, sister and friend,” Emily was a proud member of the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors girls wrestling team. Despite her diagnosis and prognosis, she…

Retired Edmonds Police Chief Al Compaan is 2022 Edmonds Citizen of the Year

“It was a busy year for nominations,” said John Rutter, who headed up this year’s Edmonds Kiwanis Club Citizen of the Year selection committee. “We had about a dozen this time around; most years it’s about half that.” While evaluating these made more work for the committee than usual, according to Rutter, the group soon…

Edmonds residents arrive in Poland to help rescue animals from Ukraine

Two Edmonds residents are now “on the ground” along the Polish-Ukrainian border following their first day helping rescue animals from the Russia-Ukraine war. Dan Fine and Tana Axtelle have just arrived in Przemyśl, Poland, where they will spend the next month working with Polish veterinarians to rescue and treat pets as well as farm animals…

Lynnwood painter wins record $2.37 million jackpot on Tulalip Resort Casino slot machine

A Lynnwood man playing the slot machine at Tulalip Resort Casino won the casino’s largest-ever jackpot — nearly $2.4 million — early Sunday morning. Jose Lopez, a self-employed painter, won the $2,369,748.95 payout shortly after midnight on March 20, eclipsing the resort casino’s previous jackpot record of $1,101,976.12. The jackpot is the largest known slot machine…

Edmonds-Woodway grad, Warrior wrestler Emily Hood passes away

Updated with information about the celebration of life. Three years after her cancer diagnosis, Edmonds-Woodway High School alumnus and former Warrior wrestler Emily Hood has died. “February 28th, our beautiful baby girl made her way to heaven,” Emily’s mom Sharon Hood wrote on the GoFundMe site that had been set up to cover her daughter’s…

Edmonds beachcomber digs up history

Jimmy Buffett sang it best in his song Coastal Confessions, which goes like this:             “I believe that down on the beach                         Where the seagulls preach-             Is where the Chinese buried the truth-                         So, I dig in the sand…” Jimmy might as well have been singing about Bob Bitner — a beachcomber,…

Seattle NOW chapter honors Edmonds’ Alicia Crank with Shero Award

Edmonds resident Alicia Crank has received a Shero award from the National Organization for Women Seattle chapter. The award, according to the Seattle NOW website, is “an annual celebration that honors remarkable women for their outstanding accomplishments and advocacy for women’s rights throughout their community and beyond.” The awards were presented virtually on Sunday, Oct….

Fundraiser launched to cover funeral expenses of slain gas station employee

A fundraiser has been launched to cover the funeral expenses for a 60-year-old Snohomish man who was shot to death Sept. 26 at a Chevron gas station at 148th Street Southwest and Highway 99 in unincorporated Lynnwood. According to the account of the incident on the GoFundMe page, the victim — Tejpal Singh — “was opening…

Local teen achieves rank of Eagle Scout

Kyle Joseph Walde, 16, was recently acknowledged during a BSA Court of Honor for achieving his Eagle Scout rank. The son of Robert and Sheile Walde of Edmonds, Kyle is a member of Troop 304, which is chartered by the Rotary Club of Lynnwood. He was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Feb. 6,…

Two familiar faces at Edmonds Post Office retiring after combined 49 years of service

It seems everyone in town knows Patty and Veronica, the stalwart counter workers at the downtown Edmonds Post Office. No matter what your postal needs, they’re right there every day, weighing packages, selling stamps, advising on everything from shipping methods to postal insurance, and more. But that’s about to end, as the inseparable duo plans…

Neighbors bid fond farewell to longtime Edmonds mail carrier

A group of Edmonds neighbors on Saturday bid a fond farewell to their mail carrier of more than 37 years, Jeff Everson. During his last day on the Edmonds route, neighbors from the 500 block of 6th Avenue South and Magnolia Lane gathered to wish Everson well, greeting him with a signed banner and hugs….