Medal of Honor winner with Edmonds connections finally back home

A Marine Corps veteran with Edmonds connections — who lost his life in Vietnam while saving his comrades — has finally been returned to his hometown of Farmington, New Mexico, and not surprisingly, Edmonds-based artist Michael Reagan had a hand in the process. Here’s the story, as told by Jim Traner, a fellow Vietnam veteran…

‘What a thrill!’ Local veteran recalls Puget Sound WWII Honor Flight to D.C.

On Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, a total of 29 World War II veterans and 27 Puget Sound area “guardians” met at SeaTac airport to prepare for our 8:15 a.m. Honor Flight, nonstop, to Washington, D.C. The guardians, who were representatives of the USO and Alaska Airlines, volunteered their time and paid their own way. Veterans…

In memoriam: Christine Elizabeth Weiss Loos

Christine Elizabeth Weiss Loos Aug. 11, 1946-Oct. 28, 2015 She was born in Seattle, raised in Burien and one of Edmonds’ biggest boosters, yet everyone who knew Chris Loos knew she left her heart in San Francisco. Chris lived in the City by the Bay for three decades, arriving in time to bask in the…

Supporters throwing online baby shower for ‘Baby Mercer,’ born last week off I-5

Family, friends, and community supporters of the three-day-old “Baby Mercer” – the Edmonds baby born on the Mercer Street off-ramp this past Friday – are holding a baby shower on Go Fund Me. According to the baby boy’s grandparents, local realtors Jana and Tracy Cobbin, the little boy has been named Elijah Winterhawk Tilton. Born…

Special delivery for Edmonds couple Friday morning, as baby born just off I-5

With Edmonds’ median age approaching 50 years old, you know that our fair city has a grandparent story or two – but few stories this year will top that of local realtor and Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Tracy Cobbin. My Edmonds News spotted his early morning Facebook post: “Well looks like another grandchild came into…

On video: Edmonds ghost tales

Emily Hill, otherwise known as The Ghost Chaser’s Daughter, shares “An Edmonds Kind of Ghost Story” at the Edmonds Senior Center Friday, Oct. 23.

Face-dancing fad lands Edmonds duo in Dutch museum

During a baseball game at Seaview Park in 1983, two Edmonds teens decided to lay face down in right field. Little did they know that 32 years later, such a random act would earn them a place in the Dutch Museum of The Image, a starring role in a documentary, and a mention in the…

Edmonds City Council president celebrates five years being cancer-free

Edmonds City Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas had a good reason to be absent from Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Five years after she lost nearly all of her right lung to cancer, she is in Hawaii, celebrating her official status as “cancer-free.” Since undergoing surgery to remove the tumor in her lung in mid-September 2010,…

Edmonds resident receives state Dance Educator of Year Award

Edmonds resident Terry Goetz has been awarded the Dance Educator of the Year Award from the Dance Educators Association of Washington. Goetz, the director of Creative Dance Center in Seattle, was nominated by colleagues, parents, and current and former students. She received the award in late September during the fall Dance Educators Association of Washington…

Record-breaking hiker calls Edmonds home

She may not be an Edmonds native, but ultra marathoner, personal trainer and record-breaking speed hiker Heather “Anish” Anderson calls it home and freely admits that she “wouldn’t live anywhere else.” Already holding the record time for an unsupported hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, this summer Anderson added another hiking record to her list…

Edmonds-Woodway alum turns wedding day into fundraiser for friend

Edmonds-Woodway High School alumni Peter Sauer and Laura Lupton Thompkins have been friends for 20 years, but Thompkins discovered the depth of their friendship when Sauer got married in late August. Thompkins and her husband Colin have a 21-month-old son, Connor, who at 5 weeks old was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, a genetic, life-shortening disease…

Reminder: Ceremony Saturday to dedicate fire station in Betty Mueller’s honor

A ceremony has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 to dedicate Edmonds’ Fire Station 16 in honor of the late community activiist Betty Mueller. Mueller was a tireless crusader who founded the Edmonds Police Foundation and was instrumental in setting things in motion for construction of the city’s current Public Safety Building. The Edmonds City…

Scene in Edmonds: 5th year for downtown neighborhood barbecue

Beckie Peterson shared this photo from last Sunday’s 5th annual barbecue for her downtown Edmonds neighborhood — ” a fun gathering that we truly look forward to each year. “We welcome new families to the neighborhood, marvel at how fast each others kids and grandkids are growing, and renew the connections to friends and neighbors….

Scene in Edmonds: Sprucing up the cemetery

Headstones at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery received a thorough cleaning Saturday, thanks to 125 volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Shoreline Stake. According to Jim Roberts, who coordinated the volunteer effort, church members each year perform a day of service, and for the last few years it has included City…

Edmonds girl featured on Kids are Heroes website

Edmonds resident Rachael Haberman has been featured on Kids are Heroes, a website showcasing stories of children worldwide “who are actively making this a better planet on which to live.” According to her mom, April Haberman, Rachael asked a simple question two years ago on their way home from a puberty class at Children’s Hospital….

Cascadia Art Museum labor of love for local man

Amid the buzz of activity this week at the soon-to-open Cascadia Art Museum, Lindsey Echelbarger leaned back in his chair. For two years, he has been literally running non-stop to do what many said could not be accomplished in such a short time frame: Bring a fine arts museum to the Edmonds waterfront. “People said,…

UW Bothell School of Business partners with Edmonds-based Carol Sanford Institute for executive certificate program

The University of Washington Bothell School of Business will collaborate with the Edmonds-based Carol Sanford Institute to create The Responsible Business Executive Education Program. The executive education certificate program offers a path to the future of business by offering a revolutionary approach on executive educator and author Carol Sanford’s experience as to what the business…

Edmonds Maytag Laundry closing Sunday after 16 years

“It’s been a great 16 years,” said David Kenyon, who along with his wife Mai is preparing to close the Edmonds Maytag Laundromat, a community fixture since before the turn of the century. “Kids who’d come in with their parents when we first opened are now bringing in their own children.” Located in the north…

Edmonds Moms still running this town through annual fundraiser

The third annual Edmonds Moms Run This Town event got off to a fast start on Wednesday evening as a group of more than 30 moms, dads, and kids accompanied by a convoy of strollers left the Edmonds United Methodist Church to complete a course that would take them along the waterfront to Marina Beach…