Hundreds gather for Edmonds holiday tree lighting

  The official start of holiday magic in Edmonds began Saturday night with the annual Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony, drawing hundreds to Centennial Plaza in downtown Edmonds. Produced by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and presented this year by Comstock Jewelers, this year’s ceremony was emceed by Richard Taylor Jr. It featured music from the North…

Romeo’s Pizza Kitchen participating in Toys for Tots drive

Edmonds’ Romeo’s Pizza Kitchen is hosting a “Fill the Box” fundraiser for Toys for Tots You are invited to donate at the restaurant, located at 21110 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. They are accepting cash, checks, credit cards or new, unwrapped books and toys. More information on Toys for Tots can be found here.

Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 26: What you need to know

Here are the details of the Edmonds Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by Comstock Jewelers from 3-5 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 26. Come for the free cookies, cocoa and cider, and stay for a magical community celebration of the holiday season. The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, produced by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and presented this year…

Reminder: Jingle Bell Breakfast and Craft Fair Dec. 3 at Lynnwood Convention Center

The Lynnwood Convention Center is ringing in the holiday spirit with its first annual Jingle Bell Breakfast and Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 3. This festive event will kick off the month of December with a delicious breakfast, merry musical performances, fun craft activities for kids and a holiday craft fair featuring goods from over…

Thanksgiving safety tips from the state fire marshal

According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment, with Christmas Day and Christmas Eve following close behind. Between 2017 and 2021, fire agencies in Washington state reported more than 9,850 fires related to cooking, resulting in 13 fire fatalities and $44 million…

Donate to a child in need: Giving Tree now up at Frances Anderson Center

The City of Edmonds and Washington Kids in Transition are sponsoring a Giving Tree program at the city’s Frances Anderson Center. Stop by to pick up a tag off the tree and donate a gift to a local child in need. The tags are provided by Washington Kids in Transition and the gifts will be donated…

Community Transit to operate Sunday bus schedule on Thanksgiving holiday

Community Transit will operate on Sunday bus schedule on Thanksgiving Day and return to a regular schedule the following day, Friday, Nov. 26. Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day) Snohomish County local bus and DART service: Sunday schedule No Community Transit bus service to Seattle or Northgate Sound Transit service from Snohomish County: ST Route 512,…

Edmonds’ Edward Jones office a drop-off point for Toys for Tots

The Edward Jones office at 313 Main St. in downtown Edmonds is serving as a drop-off location to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Drive. Additionally, Toys for Tots accepts toy and cash donations online. Visit www.toysfortots.org. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped…

WSDOT: Planning ahead is the ‘secret ingredient’ for stress-free holiday travel

Washington residents planning to travel to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday will want to plan now for winter weather and expect delays on most major routes. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to “know before you go” and consult the agency’s holiday travel charts to determine best times to travel, including times to…

Edmonds Chamber closing out year with community events

  With only two pages remaining on your wall calendar, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce wants to be sure you’ve marked these dates to close out the year. Chamber staff and volunteers are looking forward to bringing these celebrations to the community. Any businesses looking to align themselves with these well-attended events and get their…

Washington Kids in Transition hosting virtual giving tree now through Dec. 3

The holidays are fast approaching, and Lynnwood-based Washington Kids in Transition is preparing holiday bags for McKinney Vento students, which by definition are children “who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nightime residence.” These youth are typically left out of community holiday programs because they do not have an adult to go shopping for them or fill…

Reminder: Holy Rosary Edmonds Women’s Association Holiday Fair Nov. 11-13

The Holy Rosary Edmonds Women’s Association’s Holiday Fair is set for Friday, Nov. 11-13 at the church’s pastoral center. All are invited to browse new and gently used treasures featuring Christmas decorations, household goods, handcrafted items, collectibles, jewelry, games, toys and more. Homemade pies and baked goods will be for sale, with lunch available on Saturday and…

Veterans Day event at Edmonds Veterans Plaza Nov. 11

VFW Post 8870 and other local veterans are hosting a Veterans Day event at the Edmonds Veterans Plaza at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day — Friday, Nov. 11. Keynote speakers will be artist and U.S. Marine veteran Michael Reagan and veteran Mike Schindler of Operation Military Family. Civic leaders are expected to share a few…

Edmonds Halloween costume contest winners announced

Here are the winners of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Halloween costume contest, sponsored by Windermere Edmonds. (See all entrants showing off their costumes in the video above.) Ages 0-6: Back to the Future (Waylon and Wyatt Ochoa) Ages 7-12: Wednesday Addams (Nora McKinstry) Teen: Batman & Robin (Oliver W Rather and as-yet-unnamed second contestant)…

Rain doesn’t dampen mood for Edmonds trick-or-treaters

A little wet stuff couldn’t dampen the spirits of trick-or-treaters who filled the streets of downtown Edmonds Monday night for the annual Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Halloween extravanganza — back to full strength after a two-year COVID hiatus. While the evening started out rainy, with umbrellas put to good use, the precipitation lightened and eventually…

Reminder: Edmonds Waterfront Center hosting Dia de los Muertos celebration Nov. 3

The Edmonds Waterfront Center, in partnership with the Latino Educational Training Institute, is celebrating Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, on Thursday Nov. 3. All are invited to this cultural celebration, which begins at 6 p.m. There will be music, dance, refreshments and a creative arts class. Come see how the altars…

Edmonds trick-or-treat event bridges generations

It wasn’t your usual trick-or-treat on Tuesday morning as a contingent of residents from the Cogir Assisted Living and Memory Care center descended – in costume – on an enthusiastic group of kindergarten through second-graders at Edmonds’ Bloom Early Education Center. “We have 67 students turning out today for this wonderful activity,” said Miriam Dressler,…

Vendor registration open for MTHS holiday bazaar Dec. 11

Vendors are invited to participate in the annual Mountlake Terrace High School Holiday Bazaar, this year set for Sunday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at MTHS, 21801 44th Ave. W. You can find the vendor registration form here.  

Record turnout as canines ‘put on the dog’ at Halloween Howl

A record 46 canines showed up in their spooky best Saturday at the Edmonds dog park south of Marina Beach to compete for prizes and bragging rights in the annual Halloween Howl sponsored by Off Leash Area Edmonds (OLAE). “We’ve been doing this for years,” commented Diane Buckshnis, who in addition to her role on…

Halloween trick or treating returns to downtown Edmonds

Exciting news from the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce: After two years on hiatus due to the pandemic, Halloween Trick-or-Treat night returns in downtown Edmonds from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. Businesses are advised to “get your costumes ready and dust off those huge cauldrons for the great candy giveaway of 2022.” More information at www.EdmondsHalloween.com If…

Edmonds assisted living facility plans Halloween Sweets and Greet Oct. 18

If you live in downtown Edmonds, don’t be surprised if you see a 90-year-old Princess Leia in your neighborhood on Tuesday, Oct. 18. It’s all a part of Cogir of Edmonds Assisted Living and Memory Care’s Sweets and Greet Halloween event. Cogir residents will be dressing in Halloween costumes and hopping aboard the community van…