Scene in Edmonds: Enjoying the extraordinary low tide

Local photographers captured the scene at the Edmonds waterfront Wednesday as Puget Sound experienced its lowest tide in more than a decade. The Seattle Times reported that the tide is 4 feet lower than the average daily low tide — and that another extraordinarily low tide is expected Thursday. The lowest tide arrived midday Wednesday,…

‘Get Ready to Cry’: Reflecting on a month helping Ukrainian dogs of war

These are faces you won’t forget – the “war dogs” of Ukraine. For the past month, Edmonds residents Dan Fine and Tana Axtelle helped to treat and love these war survivors: some given up by refugees, others abandoned, many of them injured, all of them afraid. Thousands of pets and farm animals are victims of…

Edmonds residents headed for Poland to help animals displaced by war

Trapped in the Russia-Ukraine war are uncounted thousands of animals – pets lost or abandoned, farm animals and even zoo animals. Two Edmonds residents are heading to a Polish town just 30 minutes from the war zone to help veterinarians care for hundreds of those animals. In just one veterinary clinic in Przemysl, Poland, volunteer…

Don’t delay: Nominate your favorites for Best of Edmonds 2022

The deadline is near for nominating your favorites in multiple categories and neighborhoods for Best of Edmonds 2022.  We want your nominations for what you love most about Edmonds — favorite spot for a date night? Best grocery store? Best free attraction? The deadline to submit nominations is March 4, 2022. The Best of Edmonds is sponsored…

Deadline March 4 for 2022 Best of Edmonds nominees

Time is running out to nominate what you believe is the Best of Edmonds: From lattes to lash extensions, from pastries to preschools, the contest will recognize those services, companies and people that make our city a special place to live, work and play. The deadline to submit nominations is March 4, 2022. The Best of Edmonds…

Last chance: Vote for your top Edmonds story in 2021

The year 2021 was a busy one in Edmonds. We’ve included a list of major stories for the year, and now it’s your turn to vote for your top pick. (Click on the headlines at right of each box to read the story.) The deadline to vote is noon Jan. 7. We’ll feature the top 10…

Art lovers get their fill during day one of Edmonds Arts Festival

Friday morning drizzle didn’t dampen the spirits of Edmonds Arts Festival attendees, who enjoyed art and musical performances at the Frances Anderson Center and Field on the first day. By mid-afternoon, those visiting the event were greeted with sunshine and blue skies. The free festival continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10…

Injured cormorant on Edmonds waterfront prompts calls to local wildlife rescuers

They say, out there in the wild, it’s survival of the fittest, but apparently a cormorant that’s been spotted on an Edmonds dock didn’t get the memo. “We started getting calls in March about an injured bird on the waterfront,” said Emily Meredith, wildlife rehabilitation manager at the PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood. “When our…

The hills are alive — with the sound of the alphorn

Photographer Julia Wiese says she got to know Edmonds resident Gary Martin during her morning walks. “Gary, I discovered on one occasion, is an associate professor at the University of Washington. He has had a long-time interest in music, playing a trumpet since his youth.” More recently, Wiese notes, Martin became intrigued with the alphorn,…

Scene in Edmonds: Super pink moon over Lake Ballinger

Doug Parrott photographed the supermoon Monday night over Lake Ballinger. Here’s some background on supermoons, from the NASA website: In the 1930s the Maine Farmer’s Almanac began publishing American Indian Moon names for the months of the year. According to this almanac, as the full moon in April, this is the Pink Moon, named after…

Know the value you bring: Seattle Storm star offers advice during Edmonds International Women’s Day keynote

“Jiujitsu them” was the advice that Dawn Trudeau, co-owner of Seattle’s own WNBA Championship-winning basketball team, had for women who find themselves in spaces where there voices aren’t valued. “Outmaneuver them,” she said. Trudeau and WNBA All-American player Sue Bird were the final event and keynote speakers of the third annual Edmonds’ International Women’s Day celebration,…

Edmonds man running all weekend to benefit food bank

Starting at 8 a.m. Friday, Edmonds resident Armando Ortiz began running across Edmonds to raise money for the Edmonds Food Bank. This is no ordinary run, however. Ortiz will be running four miles every four hours for 48 hours. According to friend Susan Powell, Ortiz is responding to the 4x4x48 Facebook challenge from “his idol” David…

‘It makes me feel so alive’: Brackett’s Landing Mermaids live to swim

They’re out there almost every day, drawn together by a passion for open-water swimming and the special joys it brings. OK, it’s not for everybody. The water is cold, and at least lately the air has been even colder. But these intrepid women are the real deal – and you’ve got to believe that their…

Scene in Edmonds: Neighbors pitch in to restore holiday lights

Vandals cut the wires of the Christmas lights on her outdoor tree, but an Edmonds woman experienced the kindness of neighbors who came to her rescue Thanksgiving morning. Kathy Crabb, who has lived in Edmonds for 30 years, said her grandson had placed strings of red lights on the tree, located in the 800 block…

Web-spinners, hunters and ambushers: The strange world of spiders in Edmonds

At this time of the year in Edmonds, people start noticing large spiders on classic orb-shaped webs. The webs are ornate and similar ones have inspired art and folklore over the centuries. The webs around Edmonds are mostly, and maybe totally, produced by the Cross Spider (Araneus diadematus), a typical orb-weaving spider in the family…

McDonald McGarry Insurance offering lilacs — free for the cutting

Love lilacs? McDonald McGarry Insurance is inviting you to take some of theirs. Sandy McDonald explains that the insurance brokerage, located at 630 Main St. in downtown Edmonds, has two beautiful lilac trees. “We think they may be as old as the house,” she says. And that’s old — as in historic. The insurance brokerage…

Scene in Edmonds: Duckling rescue

Okay, said Mama Duck, everybody line up; let’s go for a walk. Count off, children. 1… 2… 3 babies… 4… 5… 6… good… 7… 8… 9… 10… wait! Somebody’s missing.  Some of my ducklings are missing! Disaster struck when three of her brood fell into this storm drain on 220th Street Southwest and 95th Avenue…