Recommended Reads: Immerse yourself in the latest tea shop mystery from Laura Childs

Lavender Blue Murder, by Laura Childs Get ready, mystery enthusiasts and amateur sleuths, because Laura Childs’ latest Tea Shop Mystery starts off with a bang. It’s a Lavender Blue Murder in the fields of the low country of South Carolina. When Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier Drayton Conneley attend an…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Skagit Beauty, Waiting for Fawns

The latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Skagit Beauty The sunshine enticed me out to play this morning. Mother Nature is showing off, she wants to be admired and photographed. With adventurer’s anticipation, I pack cameras, notebooks, sunscreen, and drive north to the flats. Skagit Beauty is modeling centerfolds of…

Updated March 28: Directory of Edmonds restaurants offering takeout, delivery

Edmonds Local Food Services during COVID-19 Shutdown Business Address Phone Services 190 Sunset 190 Sunset Ave 425-329-3669 Closed till further notice 407 Coffee house 407 Main Street 425-921-6147 cutting back hours 5 Corners Teriyaki 8410 Main Street 425-774-5775 Takeout by phone; third party delivery Anthony’s Rest and Beach Café 456 Admiral Way 425-771-4400 Takeout and…

Local filmmakers make a timely movie about isolation

Growing up in Edmonds, Brandon “Banjo” Tiehen and his childhood friend Neo King began their movie careers at 12, using a family camcorder. Now, joined by a cohort of former high school friends, they’ve produced a short film. Called Shaded, the movie was shot locally, primarily at Lynnwood’s Wilcox Park and Edmonds Community College. “It’s…

Support local business: Chopsticks

Decided to get take-out tonight to support a local business, Chopsticks in Edmonds (23025 100th Ave. W.). Me:  “Is business…okay?”  I was hoping for a hopeful, “We’re holding steady.” But instead, Gill, a staffer, said, “No, no.” Aside from my order, there was only one other order waiting.  That was all. Gill:  “How is your…

Lynnwood’s Temple Distilling pivots from spirits to sanitizers

As demand for cleaning and sanitizing products skyrocket amid COVID-19 concerns, a Lynnwood distillery has pivoted from bottling spirits to producing sanitizers. Since word got out that AJ Temple — owner of Temple Distilling Company — had switched from producing gin to making hand sanitizer, he has struggled to keep up with orders from customers,…

It’s business as usual for Dick’s Drive-In amid COVID-19 outbreak

While restaurants throughout South Snohomish County have had to institute major changes in their business model in order to stay open during the current COVID-19 outbreak and corresponding government response, one is operating as usual since their opening in October 2011. Dick’s Drive-In Edmonds, 21910 Highway 99, is continuing to serve its signature burgers, fries…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 5

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull the whole…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 4

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull the whole…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 3

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull the whole…

Lunch is served in downtown Edmonds– with a healthy side of social distancing

The famous Edmonds Kind of Positivity was on full display Saturday afternoon, as blue skies and sunshine beckoned folks out to enjoy the fresh air —  and an appropriately socially-distanced al fresco lunch, courtesy of several downtown restaurants. It was all smiles at A Very Taki Tiki as Bryan Benn greeted walkers at the newly…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 2

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of the Edmonds-based EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 1

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of the Edmonds-based EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull…

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary cancels signature Jazz Connection, Easter Egg Hunt events

In what would have been the 20th anniversary of the Edmonds Jazz Connection —  a day of performances by outstanding middle and high school jazz bands —  officials of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club said they have decided to cancel it due to school closures and social distancing concerns. The club also confirmed Wednesday that…

Governor to announce statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars Monday

Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee Sunday night said he will be signing a statewide emergency proclamation Monday to temporarily shut down restaurants, bars and entertainment and recreational facilities. Restaurant will be allowed to provide take-out and delivery services but no in-person dining will be permitted. The action is based on “the explosion of COVID-19 in…

Edmonds Restaurant News: Eateries cook up ways to help community during outbreak

Response to COVID-19 has varied, with local restaurants cooking up a variety of ideas on how to continue to provide good food to patrons and keep staff gainfully employed, without jeopardizing public health efforts to slow the spread of the novel virus. Although on any given day, food safety and hygiene are taken very seriously…

Edmonds Theater says it’s closing ‘indefinitely’ beginning March 20

Given the current uncertainly about movie releases in light of COVID-10, the Edmonds Theater announced on its Facebook page that it will be closing “indefinitely” beginning Friday, March 20. “Mulan” has been postponed indefinitely. James Bond has been moved from April to November. “Fast & Furious 9” has been pushed from May to next year….

Edmonds Center for Arts postponing, canceling events at least through end of March

Now that Gov. Jay Inslee has banned events with more than 250 people to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Edmonds Center for the Arts announced Wednesday that it will be postponing or cancelling all ECA-sponsored events as well as rental performances through the end of March — and possibly longer. In a written statement, ECA…

Entries now accepted for Puget Sound Bird Fest 2020 poster art contest

Puget Sound area artists are invited to submit original artwork representative of Puget Sound bird life to be used on the 2020 Puget Sound Bird Fest poster for promotion of the event taking place September 11-13 in Edmonds. This year’s Bird Fest theme is Crows and Ravens. The poster format is 11” X 17” portrait…