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…

On your holiday must-do list in Edmonds this Saturday

Run Rudolph Run 5K run or walk, 8:30 a.m., Edmonds Civic Center Track and Playfield. Doggie photos with Santa: 12-3 p.m. at The Dining Dog in Firdale Village. Sno-King Community Chorale featuring Stan Borenson, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Driftwood Players present “A Christmas Carol,” Wade James Theater, 7 p.m.

Thursday night sports roundup

In high school basketball, the Maverick boys eked out a 56-55 victory over Glacier Peak Thursday night, while Edmonds-Woodway’s boys team dropped an away game to Jackson 71-60. In swimming, the Edmonds-Woodway boys beat Lake Stevens, 93-77.

Tonight: Lake Ballinger neighbors to learn latest on Interurban Trail alignment

Residents of Edmonds’ Lake Ballinger neighborhood are invited to the Edmonds Library at 6:30 p.m. Thursday to hear the city’s latest plans to complete a missing link on the Interurban Trail, from Shoreline through Edmonds along Lake Ballinger. The meeting will be held in the Plaza Room, located just above the library’s main entrance at…

Police, schools shed light on local gangs, and how parents can keep kids safe

The photo projected on the screen at Meadowdale High School Tuesday night could have been that of any extended family of teens and adults: all smiles and gathered for a group portrait on the Edmonds waterfront. In reality, those in the photo were members of Surenos 13, the most common street gang in South Snohomish…

Harbor Square offering winter break sports camps for ages 7-14

Looking for ways to keep your kids active during winter break? Harbor Square Athletic Club in Edmonds is offering two, three-day sports camps for children ages 7-14. The camps run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 29-31, and feature basketball, racquetball, swimming dodge ball, gym games and a party on the last day….

Tonight: Gang awareness and education seminar

Did you know that gang recruitment starts in middle school, and that more girls are joining gangs than ever before? Join the Edmonds School District and Lynnwood Police for “Gang Awareness and Education: Keeping Our Teens Safe from Gangs”  starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Meadowdale High School’s Great Hall, 6002 168th St. S.W., Lynnwood….

Adult son arrested in death of elderly father from Edmonds

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Monday they have arrested a 56-year-old Lynnwood man in connection with the death of his 88-year-old father, from Edmonds, on Dec. 2, the result of injuries suffered when the son struck the father a few days after Thanksgiving. According to the Sheriff’s office, the son and his adult children…

Remodeling your home? Think green now and earn green later

Whether you want to save money on heating bills or do your part to save the planet, there are many reasons to improve your home’s energy efficiency. But there’s an additional payoff that many homeowners aren’t aware of: Homes defined as ‘green,’ Built Green, Energy Star or LEED certified, or that have other environmentally-friendly features,…

Harbor Square Club donating half of December joining fees to charities

Recognizing that the recession has reduced donations to charitable organizations, Harbor Square Athletic Club in Edmonds is donating half all new-member fees in December to the Edmonds Food Bank and Edmonds Boys and Girls Club. “A lot of people always join in December so we wanted to do our part as a community business and…

Still time to send holiday cards to military families

More than 1,000 holiday cards have been received for military families, and it’s not too late to send yours. Mike Schindler, founder of the Edmonds-based Operation Military Family, says the deadline has been extended for cards that will be sent to local families, so here’s how you can share some holiday cheer: Sign a holiday…

Reminder: Register now for Dec. 9 Celebrating Edmonds Music fundraiser

Join arts patrons, school leaders and other guests at Lynnwood’s Embassy Suites Hotel Wednesday, Dec. 9  for champagne and appetizers, plus silent and live auctions, to benefit 5th grade music education in the Edmonds School District. Make your reservation now through the Edmonds Public Education Foundation. The event runs from 5:30-9 p.m. If you can’t…

Edmonds artist releases print: ‘4th and Main in the 1930s’

As an artist with a keen interest in architecture and history, Edmonds’ own Andy Eccleshall has captured in watercolor our charming city’s unique downtown character, and he is now offering a limited edition print of that work — perfect for holiday giving — titled “4th & Main” Edmonds in the 1930s. “With help from the Edmonds…

Christmas ship sets sail from Edmonds Monday night

A family tradition continues on the Edmonds Fishing Pier, 336 Admiral Way, Monday night when the Christmas Ship docks in Edmonds for caroling at 7 p.m. Monday night. The Edmonds stop is part of the Argosy Christmas Ship festival, a holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition for 60 years.  Each night, the Christmas…

For your weekend: holiday shopping and events galore!

If you haven’t yet been able to get into the holiday spirit, there are plenty of Edmonds events this weekend that will put you in the mood for shopping, singing, decorating and eating. Friday-Sunday: The holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” presented by the Driftwood Players, continues its run at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, with…

Police ask for help in identifying Circle K robbery suspect

Edmonds police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect caught on camera during a robbery of the Circle K convenience store in the 22600 block of Highway 99 on Nov. 27. Police spokesman Sgt. Don Anderson described the suspect as a white male adult, approximately 6’2″, 185lbs with a short, military-style hair…

Support your local economy: Shop downtown during First Dibs Thursday

Celebrate the sparkle of the season and take advantage of special offers and treats offered by downtown Edmonds merchants during First Dibs, which runs from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. Here’s a list of featured items on Thursday night. (Note that many businesses also will offer specials and events Friday and through the weekend. Visit…

Edmonds Police Department awarded state accreditation

The Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) on Nov. 18 formally awarded the Edmonds Police Department state accreditation at the annual Fall WASPC Conference in Blaine, Washington. State accreditation is a way of certifying that the Edmonds Police Department is operating at the highest standards of professionalism. The accreditation came after a lengthy…