TripAdvisor names Edmonds one of 25 best family beach vacation spots in U.S.

TripAdvisor has named Edmonds one of the 25 best spots in the U.S. to take a family for a beach vacation, touting the city’s businesses, restaurants, beaches, art museum and parks. In its recommendation, TripAdvisor — billed as the world’s largest travel site — calls Edmonds “the perfect family weekend getaway for a taste of coastal…

Sprouts Farmers Market to cut the ribbon Wednesday for new Lynnwood location

Sprouts Farmers Market will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new location at 19630 Highway 99 on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 a.m. This is the Phoenix-based company’s second store in Washington. The first one opened in Mill Creek in August 2018. The healthy grocer, famous for its farm-fresh produce, says it will offer…

Shake up date night, Edmonds-style

Did you know there is a good reason to change things up when it comes to your dates? It’s true and it involves a bit of science. One key to keeping your relationship fresh is to get your brain chemistry working for you in the form of dopamine and oxytocin. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter responsible…

Edmonds-based Music4Life benefits from sales at exclusive clothing store

Founder of Music4Life, David Endicott informs My Edmonds News that the second annual Nina McLemore event to benefit the Music4Life initiative is being held through Saturday, May 7. New York-based McLemore designs a clothing line for executive and professional women and showcases her work at the boutique store in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, 1212 Fourth…

Fabric of Life to open May 16; volunteer orientations April 29, 30

Fabric of Life Fair Trade Imports is almost ready to open in its new location at 519 Main St. in downtown Edmonds. Anyone interested in supporting women’s programs in Africa and India can volunteer at the Fabric of Life Fair Trade Import Boutique in downtown Edmonds. Come to one of two orientations and get a…

Playing tourist in Lynnwood

What’s more fun than taking the day off to discover new places and visit with people outside of your community – or even right next door to your community, as the case may be. I spent a day playing tourist in Lynnwood; and had a great day of coffee dates, shopping and parks, with dinner…

Goodwill: Your spring cleaning can help others find jobs

The simple act of cleaning out your closets and donating to Goodwill this spring can help those who are unemployed get work. Revenues from Goodwill stores, including the one on Edmonds Way in the Westgate neighborhood, fund the organization’s job training and education programs. Goodwill is also running an Earth Day Facebook contest this weekend…

More details on new Edmonds IGA store: 5 percent senior discount, rewards card

From a press release, here is more information on features at the new Edmonds IGA store, set to open in the former Petosa’s Family Grocer space in downtown Edmonds May 15: Focus On Fresh, LLC today announced that it will soon be opening a new Edmonds Market Fresh IGA in the retail space previously occupied…

New Edmonds grocery opening delayed

You’ll have to wait a little longer for a downtown Edmonds grocery store to open in the former Petosa’s space. According to Bill Wilson of Wilson Investments, the lease with the presumptive new operator of the former Petosa’s Family Grocery is still being fine-tuned, and could take until early next month to finalize. He said…

Publisher’s choice: Suggested gift for four-legged friends

If you have a dog on your holiday shopping list, here’s a suggestion from Craig Weindling, owner of Edmonds-based Smiley Dog pet food home delivery service: Himalayan Dog Chews. These chews, developed by and distributed from a Mukilteo-based company, are made using traditional Himalayan methods with yak milk and no chemicals or preservatives. “A consortium…

Firdale Village Shopping Plaza to host Holiday Open House Friday, Saturday

If you haven’t been to Edmonds’ Firdale Village for a while — or ever — businesses there invite you to visit during the family- and pet-friendly Holiday Open House on Friday, Nov. 30 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2-5 p.m. Firdale Village features restaurants, a theater, several canine-themed businesses, an antique store,…

More last-minute gift ideas from Edmonds neighborhoods

My Edmonds News went in search of stocking stuffers Friday, and here’s what we found: Highway 99 A six-pack of athletic socks from TJ Maxx A gift card from Kafe Neo Westgate A gift certificate from Kebella’s Pizza and Pasta You can see our earlier shopping finds here: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Note…

Check our holiday gift guide for specials, hours

We’re coming down to the holiday shopping wire, so rest assured we have you covered. My Edmonds News — admittedly very behind in checking the items off this year’s shopping list — will continue to report on our last-minute finds Friday and (dare we say it) Saturday morning. Meanwhile, be sure to check our holiday…

Unlimited hydroplane race team now calling Edmonds home

By Harry Gatjens One of the top competitors in one of the world’s fastest sports has opened up shop in Edmonds. Scott and Shannon Raney and JW Meyers have chosen Edmonds to be the headquarters for their unlimited hydroplane race team, Unlimited Racing Group. Members of the group say they love the community and want  to…

Edmonds ‘Shop Hyperlocal’ Deal of the Day: Edmonds Mural Society cards

Here’s a way to give the gift of Edmonds to a friend. The Edmonds Mural Society is selling a pack of six greeting cards for $20, each featuring one of the murals that have been installed in downtown Edmonds. All proceeds from this perfect holiday stocking stuffer benefit the mural society, which is funded entirely…

Edmonds Shop Hyperlocal deal of the day: Rebekah’s Boutique

Rebekah’s Boutique at 404 Main St. has been revitalized and is now carrying new and unusual fashions for the holidays and beyond, according to owner Rebecca Anjewierden. Tonight, Thursday, the store will feature live modeling in the windows from 6-8 p.m. for the Edmonds Artwalk.  Hate to try on? See fashion live and in action!…

Shop Edmonds for the holidays

The day after Thanksgiving is the traditional the start of the holiday shopping season, with malls and other large stores opening very early on Black Friday for a few hours of specials.  As a “hyperlocal” news site — meaning we only cover news and activities related directly to Edmonds — My Edmonds News would like…

Thanksgiving Day in Edmonds: What’s open and closed

Shopping -The Edmonds liquor store closed; Top Foods on 220th Street Southwest open 24 hours; the Safeway Store on Highway 99 open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Petosa’s Family Grocer at 550 5th Ave. S. , open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Westgate QFC open until 6 p.m. PCC Natural Markets will be closed. -No home mail delivery, and…

Edmonds’ Fabric of Life helps those in need

The Fabric of Life store at 523 Main St. is the focus of Wayne Purser’s latest 365 Things to Do in Edmonds video. Many of us remember founder Carol Schillios’ stay on the roof of the store one year ago, to raise money for the Schillios Development Foundation. It’s a great place to shop for…

First Dibs for the holidays at Edmonds Art Walk Thursday

Enjoy First Dibs — Edmonds’ merchants annual holiday open house — during the Edmonds Art Walk this Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Entertainment includes the Dixie King Brass Band at the Edmonds Conference Center, classical flute by Deb Hutchison at Edmonds Frame Design and Ralph Baker’s instrumental at Fabric of Life. You can also enjoy the…