Welcome to our newest sponsor, Vatika, with 2-for-1 coupon for Indian food

My Edmonds News welcomes our newest sponsor, Indian restaurant Vatika, which opened recently in the former Skippers building across from the ferry terminal at 102 Main St. Just click on the restaurant’s advertisement between now and April 15, and download Vatika’s two-for-one coupon: Buy one entree and receive the second of equal or lesser price…

365 Days in Edmonds visits Lowell’s Stained Glass Studio

Wayne Purser of 365 Things to Do in Edmonds stopped by Lowell’s Stained Glass Studio at 209 4th Ave. S. in Edmonds and interviewed owner Paul Lowell about his work to create custom leaded or stained glass windows. You can reach Lowell’s at 425-775-3770 or you can see samples of the work here.

Pick your bubbly at Arista Wine Cellars tasting Thursday

Champagne or sparkling wine for New Year’s Eve? Arista Wine Cellars will help you choose with free samples in the wine shop tomorrow, Dec. 30, between 4:30-7:30 p.m. Come in to share your 2011 resolutions and enjoy some munchies while you taste the bubbly samples. Arista is located at 320 5th Ave. S. in downtown Edmonds.

Chermak Construction receives national honor for custom room makeover

Edmonds-based Chermak Construction has earned a prestigious national award for its volunteer makeover of an inadequate 1960s bathroom, turning two cramped bathrooms into a spacious master bath through a national contest sponsored by AARP. For the bathroom’s user-friendly design and volunteered services, both Chermak (a My Edmonds News sponsor) and the interior design firms of…

On Edmonds Way: Elephants, giraffes and gorillas, oh my

Ever wondered about the menagerie of wild animals along Edmonds Way? Edmonds Realtor Wayne Purser of 365 Things to Do in Edmonds profiles Animal Yard Art: You can’t miss it. Looming in the parking lot at 22815 Edmonds Way is a full-sized, perfectly real-looking giraffe peering over a fence toward the road. When you do…

It’s in the numbers: Video gives context to $4.6 billion in state budget cuts

What does $4.6 billion feel like? Edmonds-based Wilson Strategic Communications has created this video that highlights the tough choices facing the state Legislature during the upcoming season. According to Randy Bolerjack, the video was developed to assist in promoting the 2011 “State of Reform” Health Policy Conference that Wilson Strategic is coordinating at the Hilton…

Edmonds Shopping Hyperlocal, last-minute edition: J. Rankin Jewellers

My Edmonds News is continuing its “Shop Hyperlocal, Shop Edmonds” campaign, with a twist: Gifts and stocking stuffers for those who have waited until the last minute, and want some quick and easy ideas. We stopped in at J. Rankin Jewellers (a My Edmonds News sponsor) and talked with Meg Rankin, who shared some brilliant…

20 percent off Spark stacking rings at J. Rankin Jewellers!

Here’s a way to add some sparkle to your holidays. My Edmonds News sponsor J. Rankin Jewellers, located at 505 5th Ave. S., is offering 20 percent off Spark stacking rings. And remember that J. Rankin Jewellers has a large selection of jewelry, starting at $50, free gift wrapping and is open until 6 p.m….

SnoKing Signs launches holiday contest – and you can win a Kindle

Edmonds-based SnoKing Signs has a new website and Facebook page, and you have a chance to win an Amazon Kindle or other prizes just for visiting. Here’s how you can participate in the SnoKing Holiday Signs Contest:  Sign up for the contest at https://seattlesigns.org/contest/. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll automatically get a chance to join on Facebook…

Edmonds ‘Shop Hyperlocal’ deal of the day: Garden Gear

Garden Gear, located at 102 5th Ave. in Edmonds, is offering the following specials through Dec. 24: 1) Warm Whiskers: 50 percent off on all remaining inventory items 2) New mirage beads bracelets that come alive with sensuous color as you wear them. Inspired by the mood jewelry of the ’60s and ’70s, these thermo-sensitive…

Edmonds ‘Shop Hyperlocal’ Deals of Day from local merchants

As we continue our “Shop Hyperlocal” campaign and encourage you to keep your money local, here are the latest specials from Edmonds businesses: Glazed and Amazed, 514 Main St., is featuring 10 percent off all holiday decor this Sunday, Dec. 12.   Chanterelle, 316 Main St.,  has a special offer on gift certificates this holiday season.  When you…

We’re ‘shopping hyperlocal’ for holidays in more Edmonds neighborhoods

This weekend, My Edmonds News did some more holiday shopping, and we are delighted to report on the treasures we discovered around Edmonds. To recap, we started this campaign the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, to encourage our readers to “Shop Hyperlocal” (our play on words, as we run a “hyperlocal” community news site). We…

More great finds during the Edmonds “Shop Hyperlocal” campaign

Thanks again to Edmonds Realtor Wayne Purser, creator of 365 Things to Do in Edmonds, for the opportunity to talk about all the treasures we found during our “Shop Hyperlocal” campaign this weekend. Check back here later today for a complete summary of our shopping trip, and be sure to download your “Shop Hyperlocal” badge…

Edmonds “Shop Hyperlocal” Deal of the Day: Garden Gear

My Edmond News is committed to “shopping hyperlocal” by patronizing local merchants during the holidays, and we are highlighting specials offered by Edmonds businesses. Garden Gear is featuring the following: – 30 percent off all the Warm Whisker items through next Thursday, Dec. 9. Warm Whiskers are cute little animals (including a butterfly eye pillow,…

Edmonds’ Smiley Dog open house Saturday on Hwy 99

Here’s a reminder for Woofstock 2010, the annual open house at Edmonds-based Smiley Dog on Saturday, Dec. 4 from noon-4 p.m. More than 22 vendors will provide pet food samples, freebies and information at Smiley Dog, Edmonds’ own pet food delivery service, locate at 23303 Highway 99 in Edmonds. According to Smiley Dog founder Craig Weindling, Woofstock gives…

Edmonds ‘Shop Hyperlocal’ deal of the day: Quietude Massage

My Edmonds News is “shopping hyperlocal” for the holidays. From now through the end of December, we will be listing special and discounts from Edmonds merchants. Here’s the latest, from Quietude Massage Therapy, located on Main Street in Edmonds.  Now through Jan. 5, when you purchase two one-hour gift certificates at $70, you receive a…

‘Shop Hyperlocal for the Holidays’: Edmonds specials from local merchant

My Edmonds News is “shopping hyperlocal” for the holidays and we are committed to supporting the local economy. From now through the end of December, we will be listing special and discounts from Edmonds merchants. Here are two we just received: The Wishing Stone, 317 Main St.,  is having a jewelry sale this holiday season…

Shopping hyperlocal: Day 1, downtown Edmonds

Yesterday was Black Friday but My Edmonds News didn’t go to the mall, online or even to the next city for after-Thanksgiving holiday shopping. That’s because we’ve made a commitment to “Shop Hyperlocal for the Holidays” and are encouraging our readers to do the same. As a “hyperlocal” news site — meaning we only cover…

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…

Welcome to new Edmonds restaurant, The Winged Pig!

The Winged Pig is now open in Old Milltown, at 203 Fifth Avenue South between Dayton and Maple. Billed as “a neighboring watering hole,” it is open Monday through Saturday from 4-10 p.m. The restaurant promises on its website that “a menu of comestables and libations” will be posted soon.  The restaurant is the second…

425 Launch: Business owners gather to talk about entrepreneurship

A group of about 20 business owners, aspiring business owners and business students met in Edmonds City Hall’s Brackett Room Thursday night to talk about what it means to be an entrepreneur, and how networking with each other can help their success. Appropriately called 425 Launch, the program was developed by the Economic Development Committee…