Edmonds woman heading to Haiti on humanitarian mission

One tragic result of the recent earthquake in Haiti is the number of children left not only without homes, but without parents. The thought of those orphans — estimated to be in the tens of thousands — has been on the mind of Karianna Wilson, an Edmonds resident and mother of two toddlers. So when…

Edmonds-Woodway classes of ’06, ’07 meet for holiday football tradition

Edmonds-Woodway graduates from the classes of 2006 and 2007 Tuesday morning continued their tradition of gathering at the high school during the holidays for a friendly game of football. Alumni from the two classes started the tradition on Thanksgiving Day 2006 and it has continued every Thanksgiving morning since. This year marks the first time…

Ben and Sam and Santa

Jennifer Marx of Edmonds shared this photo of her sons with Santa at Alderwood Mall: Ben is almost 4, and Sam is 6 months. Now it’s your turn: Send your family Santa photos to teresa@myedmondsnews.com or use the Submit Community News button on the home page.

Edmonds woman behind new website for female inventors

Necessity is the mother of invention, the saying goes, but Edmonds resident Melinda Knight believes that clever inventions are often created by mothers looking for solutions¬†— such as a tiny brush designed to clean Sippy Cup straws. That invention, plus creations like travel-ready bed sheets for those who are a little squeamish about hotel room…

Send a holiday card to an often-forgotten hero: military families

At this time of year, we are often reminded to support others in need — we donate food to people who are homeless or hungry, provide a warm jacket to a foster child or send a care package to soldiers serving in a faraway land. Mike Schindler of Edmonds would like us to add a…

Schillios touched by public’s response to her rooftop adventure

To the cheers of her supporters, Carol Schillios got an Edmonds Fire Department ladder truck escort off the roof of her Fabric of Life store Saturday afternoon. After she was on firm ground, Schillios joined the crowd in dancing to the beat of African drums, as Main Street was blocked off for a short time…

Carol is coming off the roof Saturday!

After spending 113 days and raising nearly $100,000 to help people become self-sufficient in both the U.S. and developing nations, Carol Schillios is coming down from the roof of her Fabric of Life store, 523 Main St., in downtown Edmonds. Everyone is encouraged to be at the front of the store at 2 p.m. this…

Pritchard Olson’s strength and courage recalled at memorial service

When Peggy Pritchard Olson was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on her 58th birthday last year, she responded the way she did to every challenge in her life: moving forward, with no complaints. Ms. Pritchard Olson’s bravery in the face of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, was a common theme during a memorial service that…

Memorial service for Edmonds councilmember today

Edmonds City Councilmember Peggy Pritchard Olson will be remembered today at a public memorial service that starts at 2 p.m. at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. Ms. Pritchard Olson, who was serving her second term on the Council, announced in May 2008 that she was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis…

Edmonds foodies share favorite Thanksgiving recipes

What do the folks who really know food in Edmonds cook for Thanksgiving? We asked an Edmonds food writer, a personal chef and a restaurant owner/caterer to provide a few of their favorite recipes to share with readers of My Edmonds News. We hope you enjoy them. Nancy Leson, food writer, The Seattle Times. In…

It’s time to overhaul nation’s marijuana laws, Edmonds panelists agree

Edmonds travel writer Rick Steves was clearly prepared for the tough questions regarding U.S. marijuana laws at Monday night’s “Marijuana: It’s Time for a Conversation” forum, which was sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington and drew about 500 people to the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Yes, Steves said, he has had…

Marijuana laws in the spotlight with Rick Steves tonight

A controversial subject comes to Edmonds on Monday, Nov. 16, when Edmonds’ own international travel writer and TV host Rick Steves hosts “Marijuana: It’s Time for a Conversation,” at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., starting at 7 p.m. The half-hour video looks at the impacts of federal and state marijuana…

Memorial service Nov. 18 for Peggy Pritchard Olson

The public is invited to attend a memorial service for Edmonds City Councilmember Peggy Pritchard Olson at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. Ms. Pritchard-Olson, who was serving her second term on the Council, announced in May 2008 that she was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral…

Here and There Grill offers gourmet food on the go

Not many people can say their business model was inspired by a Little League concession stand, but that’s where Edmonds resident Julie Malcolm got the idea for the Here and There Grill, a mobile lunch and dinner van that can be found at the corner of 4th and Dayton from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. every Wednesday….

Peggy Pritchard Olson ‘cared about all Edmonds residents’

Edmonds City Councilmember Peggy Pritchard Olson, who died today at the age of 59, was remembered as a caring public servant who loved her town and the people living there. Ms. Pritchard Olson, who was serving her second term on the Council, announced in May 2008 that she was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)…

Send us your Halloween photos!

Our first Halloween photo submission is from the Cloutier family, who participated in the downtown Edmonds trick-or-treat event Saturday night. Todd Cloutier reports that he and his wife Priya, who is running for Edmonds City Council, and their two sons (Phoenix, left, and Pascal) gave away “over a thousand lollipops, 2,000 stickers, and five gallons…

Grand opening for new arts school at former Woodway Elementary

The former Woodway Elementary School in Edmonds, which the Edmonds School District closed last year as a cost-saving measure, has become the new home to the private Crescendo Artistic Environment School Woodway, a preschool-6th grade school that combines arts and academic education. Edmonds residents can learn more about the school during an open house on…

Support Carol on the roof!

I’d heard about Carol Schillios through an earlier news report, but was thrilled to see her featured on KING-TV’s Evening Magazine last night. Carol is the Edmonds woman who is living in a tent on the roof of her Fabric of Life store at 5th and Main Street downtown. Her goal is to raise $1…