Burn ban lifted in Snohomish County

Due to improved weather conditions in Kitsap and Snohomish counties, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has lifted the burn bans for those counties. A Stage 2 burn ban remains in effect for Pierce County until further notice. Improved weather conditions have allowed for air quality to improve in Kitsap and Snohomish counties. Pollution levels in…

Sheriff’s office releases photo of suspected Kingston bank robber

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office has released a photo of the suspect in the Kingston bank robbery that delayed the Edmonds-Kingston ferry run Dec. 21 while law enforcement officers searched the vessel to make sure the suspect wasn’t on board. The robbery occurred around 12:29 p.m. at the Bank of America branch office located at…

What’s open and closed during the holidays in Edmonds

Transportation: – Community Transit will be operating on its Sunday schedule on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and there will be no commuter service. Regular schedules will be in effect on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. More info here. – Edmonds/Kingston ferry will be operating on Sunday schedule. More info here. – No…

Police Blotter

Among the reports pulled from Edmonds Police Department files in the past week: Dec. 14: 8100 block of 238th Street Southwest. A suspect shoplifts one can of beer from a 7-11 by tucking it into the back of his pants at the waistband, under his coat. When confronted by the owner outside the store, he…

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Not this year, thanks to burn ban

Forget about a fire in the fireplace this Christmas. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 burn ban for Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties, starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday and in effect until further notice. A strong high pressure system will dominate the Puget Sound area at least through Saturday. This…

Edmonds-Woodway classes of ’06, ’07 meet for holiday football tradition

Edmonds-Woodway graduates from the classes of 2006 and 2007 Tuesday morning continued their tradition of gathering at the high school during the holidays for a friendly game of football. Alumni from the two classes started the tradition on Thanksgiving Day 2006 and it has continued every Thanksgiving morning since. This year marks the first time…

Local establishments share favorite holiday food, drink recipes

Ahhh, the holidays. Time to put your favorite recipes on the dinner table and warm up visiting family and friends with appetizers and drinks. As you finalize your holiday menus, consider these food and bar favorites from Epulo Bistro, Chanterelle and PCC Natural Markets, all in Edmonds: Puff Pastry Canapes with Bleu Cheese and Pears…

Edmonds student creates Facebook page to support shot Pierce County deputies

The Edmonds-Woodway High School student who created the Facebook group honoring the memory of four Lakewood Police Officers killed in late November has set up a Facebook group in support of the Pierce County Sheriff’s deputies shot in an ambush in the Eatonville area Monday night. The Facebook page made by E-W junior Jacob Kimerer…

Kingston-Edmonds ferry run delayed Monday after Kingston bank robbery

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI are still searching for a man who robbed a Kingston bank Monday afternoon, causing law enforcement officers to delay the sailing of an Edmonds-bound ferry while police searched the boat to make sure the robber wasn’t on board. The suspect walked into the Bank of America branch…

Christmas Eve, Day church services

The following Edmonds churches are offering services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: Church of the Beloved at Rosewood Manor, 8104 220th St. S.W., Christmas Eve, 6 p.m. Edmonds Lutheran, 23525 84th Ave. W., Christmas Eve, 6 p.m. family service and 8 p.m. traditional service. Edmonds Open Bible, 657 Daley St., is  serving Christmas Eve…

Two more homes added to Edmonds Register of Historic Places

The City of Edmonds and the Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission have announced that two more owner-occupied residences have been added to the Edmonds Register of Historic Places. These additions bring to 13 the number of designated places on the register, twelve of which have been added this year. The new additions to the Edmonds Register…

Bothell company giving away Christmas trees

If you know a family that can’t afford a Christmas tree this year, a Bothell company is offering them for free. The information can be found on this video, courtesy of local weatherman Jim Castillo, who sent the link to My Edmonds News:

Man receives 13 years for killing girl found in Lake Ballinger

The Herald reported that a gang member accused of killing a Seattle teenager in Mountlake Terrace was sentenced Friday to 13 years in prison. Robert Langendoerfer, 22, pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree manslaughter in the death of Britney Galindez, the Herald said. He acknowledged that a jury likely would have held him responsible. The 17-year-old…

Swedish to assume management of Stevens Hospital

Starting next summer, Swedish will lease and assume management of Stevens Hospital, according to news released by Stevens Thursday. The announcement was made after the Board of Commissioners for Public Hospital District #2 of Snohomish County approved non-binding terms for the affiliation, pending regulatory approvals and final agreements. The public is invited to a hearing…

Young Democrats hosting Food Lifeline fundraiser Saturday night

The Snohomish County Young Democrats has spent three weeks collecting a metric ton of food and $2,500 for Food Lifeline. This Saturday, from 6-10 p.m., the group will hold a final fundraiser and celebration at the home of Edmonds community leaders Priya and Todd Cloutier, and everyone is invited to attend. The money raised so…

Council votes to temporarily allow homeless shelters in Edmonds

A mother and toddler sleeping in a car with the motor running. Men and women huddled behind a closed grocery store seeking warmth in freezing temperatures. Despite what many people think, Edmonds has homeless people, and the City Council voted Tuesday night to make it easier for local churches to provide them with temporary shelter….

Send us your Santa photos!

Santa with the kids. Santa with the dog. Your spouse dressed as Santa. We don’t really care, we just want to showcase Edmonds Santa photos on My Edmonds News. Email them to teresa@myedmondsnews.com or use the Submit Community News button on the left side of the home page. Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays!

Shop local: Edmonds merchants share gift-giving ideas

  When it comes to variety, you can’t beat Edmonds for an incredible selection of gift ideas for the holidays. Whether your list includes the avid gardener, art aficionado, book lover, fitness enthusiast or that special tot eagerly awaiting St. Nick, you can find something for virtually everyone in our town, which, by the way,…

Public invited to comment on city’s plan for accommodating growth

The title — a public hearing on the Capital Facilities Plan Element Update for 2010-2015 – is enough to scare the most hearty citizen away from Tuesday night’s Edmonds City Council meeting. Simply put, the state’s Growth Management Act requires the city to update its capital facilities plan to accommodate population growth. The hearing is actually a…

Plans take shape for Edmonds link in Interurban bike/walking trail

Sixty-one years after the last electric railcar traversed the shores of Lake Ballinger, the final Snohomish County link in the bicycle-powered version of the Seattle-to-Everett Interurban Line will be completed along the lake in 2010, according to plans unveiled last week by City of Edmonds planners and consultants. Residents who live near or along the…

Cross-town rivalry continues: Edmonds-Woodway vs. Meadowdale in basketball

It’s the game that both schools look forward to — and the gyms of both Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale are packed as a result. Come out and support your home-town basketball teams, with the boys tipping off at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night at Edmonds-Woodway and the girls facing off at Meadowdale High School Wednesday, also at…

Annual pet food drive at Edmonds Veterinary Hospital

Edmonds Veterinary Hospital is collecting pet food for distribution through the Edmonds Food Bank. Drop off pet food at the hospital, located at 21111 84th Ave. W. In addition, the hospital is contributing $1 for every pound of food collected to the AAHA Helping Pets Fund, which assists low-income individuals with the health care needs…

Enjoy Holiday with the Classics concert benefiting Edmonds-based Foundation

Enjoy the Holiday with the Classics concert today at 4:30 p.m., sponsored by Edmonds-based Max Foundation at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. The program will include selections from Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Alleluia, Brahms’ Sacred Lullaby, a waltz by Chopin, a cello sonata by Debussy, Gounod’s Ave Maria and a trio from the…

Police Blotter

We are not making this one up! Edmonds police received a report of alleged animal cruelty involving frogs. On Dec. 3, someone complained that live skinned frogs were being offered for sale at Ranch 99 Market. Edmonds Animal Control investigated and it was determined that the frogs were indeed dead before being skinned and placed…