Sponsor spotlight: Get rid of your kids’ summertime blues

Let’s be honest. This is a strange summer. With many recreation activities canceled or significantly altered because of this year’s pandemic and social distancing guidelines, families need to be creative to keep their kids energized and engaged. Never fear! Here’s a list of activities to create a memorable summer for your kids: Organize a family…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Catering menu week of Aug. 3-8

Aug. 3 – 8 Food Truck Locations ** Monday dinner – Seaview neighborhood, Edmonds ** Monday dinner – Faith Hill Community Church by Hickman Park, Edmonds ** Tuesday lunch – Alderwood Business Center, Lynnwood ** Tuesday dinner – Point Edwards, Edmonds ** Wednesday lunch – 4th & Dayton, Edmonds ** Thursday lunch – private company…

Sponsor spotlight: Next free legal clinic for seniors Aug. 5

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group offer a free legal clinic for seniors every month, and the next one is Wednesday, Aug. 5. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an Elder Law Attorney. It runs from 1-3 p.m. and space is limited. Please call ahead to the Edmonds Waterfront (Senior)…

Sponsor spotlight: 5 criteria for choosing an estate sale company

There are a few reasons you may find yourself looking for an estate sale company to handle a loved one’s estate or to downsize your own belonging. During these life transitions, finding a trustworthy team can ease your stress while hiring a company who mishandles the job can add more to your plate. How do…

Sponsor spotlight: Need a garden refresh? Be water wise with the PUD

Pacific Northwest summers are renowned for plentiful sunshine, warm temperatures, and outdoor activities like gardening. But summer is also peak drought and wildfire season, when rainfall is sparse and water conservation is critical. As a national leader in carbon-free energy, Snohomish County PUD is one of the most environmentally conscious utilities in the nation. That…

Sponsor Spotlight: Chef Dane Catering and Food Truck menu, week of July 27-31

July 27-31 Fundraiser for Boys and Girls Clubs Snohomish County Dinner available Monday-Friday for drive-through pick-up at varying club locations, with a portion of each purchase going to BGCSC. Must preorder. Details can be found online. Please help support this amazing organization. ~~~~~~~ Food Truck Locations ** Monday dinner – Seaview neighborhood, Edmonds ** Monday…

Sponsor spotlight: Estate taxes — what everyone should know

Most taxpayers ignore the federal estate tax, thinking they will never be touched by it. Unfortunately, you do this at your own peril. Why? Because states often have this tax AND politicians have a habit of frequently changing the rules. The best approach for all taxpayers is to understand the basics of the estate tax….

Sponsor spotlight: Cline Jewelers says cheers to 40 years with huge anniversary sale

Save up to 40% off all In-Stock Inventory at Cline Jewelers during this special 10-Day Sale. There’s much to celebrate at Cline Jewelers this July. Beyond providing the Edmonds and greater Seattle area with some of the world’s finest jewelry offerings, excellent customer service, a safe and fun shopping experience and friendly smiles all around,…

Sponsor spotlight: Classroom Helper teaches academic and life skills

Due to COVID-19 and school closures, families and school communities are working diligently to support students with academic and life skills.  As we adjust our program with online tutoring, we focus on foundational academic skills and life skills. Common Core standards are academic standards for college and career preparedness for students enrolled in Kindergarten through…

Sponsor spotlight: Don’t let these five big tax mistakes happen to you

Every year taxpayers are hit with tax surprises that could be avoided if they just knew the rules. Here are five big ones that are easy to avoid with some simple planning. Mistake #1. Withholding too little. This results in a tax surprise when filing your income tax return. Don’t be too hard on yourself…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Catering menu for week of July 20-24

July 20-24 Take ‘N Bake Meals & To Go Options ** Thai Chicken Noodles – chicken, stir fry vegetables, rice noodles, thai coconut sauce…..$10 ** Pulled Pork Stuffed Potato – baked potato stuffed with slow roasted pork shoulder, cheddar, green onions, roasted broccoli, sautéed mushrooms, bbq sauce, sour cream… $10 ** Braised Short Rib –…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane menu for week of July 13-17

July 13 – 17 Take ‘N Bake Meals & To Go Options ** Pulled Pork Tamale – corn husk wrapped masa crusted pork served with roasted corn and spanish rice …..$12 ** Tuscan Chicken – white beans, tomatoes, kale, carrots …. $12 ** Creamy Seafood Pasta – dungeness crab, lobster, red peppers, artichoke hearts, asparagus…

Sponsor spotlight: Tax tips for retiring early

Wouldn’t it be nice to check out of the workforce early and not have to worry about having enough money for retirement? While good financial planning can help you get there, leveraging the tax code as part of your retirement plan is also a good idea. Here are some tax tips that could help you…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Catering menu week of July 6-10

July 6 – July 10 Take ‘N Bake Meals & To Go Options ** BBQ Smoked Brisket – bourbon bbq sauce, brown sugar baked beans, chili lime corn… $15 ** Jerk Chicken – caribbean brown rice, tropical fruit relish, roasted okra & carrots…. $12 **Teriyaki Salmon – wasabi sticky rice cake, sautéed bok choy &…

Sponsor spotlight: Rotary Club of Edmonds announces new president, officers

What an amazing and challenging time it has been for our community these past few months. Our club, though we had to move to online meetings, continued to work in our community supporting the many programs we serve. Every year, on July 1, we usher in a new leadership team. We welcome new president Beth…

Sponsor spotlight: Life after lockdown — What is everyone shopping for?

With Snohomish county in Phase 2 of reopening, Ginny’s Girls was able to reopen traditional estate sales for business. We have established new guidelines for our staff and customers to meet mandated requirements while keeping everyone safe and comfortable. People are out shopping after being quarantined to their homes and we are busy as ever. …