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…

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…