Snohomish PUD announces 2020 student art and photo winners 

Three students from the Edmonds School District were among the winners of a K-12 art and high school photography contest sponsored by Snohomish County PUD. Seventeen students representing school districts across the PUD’s service territory were selected for their creativity in illustrating energy topics. The Edmonds School District winners included Jude DeWaal, a fourth grader…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Virtual and in-person summer camp options for families

After picking up my second set of books from the Edmonds library since they opened for socially distanced hold pickups and returns (still a thrill), I saw campers and staff at the Edmonds Boys are Girls Club in their camp t-shirts hanging out on the basketball court next to the building. The club has been…

Edmonds Restaurant Guide: What’s open during Phase 2

We’ve updated our Edmonds restaurant list — as of June 26, 2020 — to reflect the status of eating and drinking establishments now that Snohomish County has entered Phase 2 of the governor’s Safe Start plan. As always, let us know about additions and changes in the comments below. Edmonds Local Food Services during COVID-19…

Enjoy virtual Swedish Midsommarfest June 26-28

Enjoy a virtual, colorful, kid-friendly (and free) virtual Swedish Midsommarfest, June 26 – 28, sponsored by Skandia Folkdance Society and Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. Check out music and dance performances, costumes, dance tutorials and a traditional pole-raising ceremony, and make your own flower crown at home with a great demo. No flowers available?…

Edmonds Driftwood Players cancels productions for rest of 2020

Citing restrictions in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and a commitment to keeping its artists, patrons and community safe and healthy, Edmonds Driftwood Players said it will not be holding performances for the remainder of 2020. An announcement of 2021 productions will be made in early fall.  “While it was a difficult decision…

Edmonds rings in summer solstice with a car-free Main Street

Saturday morning Edmonds opened its arms – and three blocks of Main Street – to citizens and visitors as it rolled out an idea that’s been gaining lots of local attention lately. Car-free downtown plazas, the norm in many European cities, is a concept that is picking up traction among many in Edmonds, who see…

Day Trip Discoveries: Six close-by parks to hike this summer  

Looking to get outdoors beyond neighborhood walks, now that Snohomish County is in Phase 2 and summer is starting? Parks have opened, although parking may be limited at some. Here are six parks that offer walking/hiking escapes close-by or a short drive away. All allow dogs on leash. Yost Park is in the heart of…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation announces scholarship winners

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation recently awarded $31,000 in scholarships to 17 area students, all of whom are pursuing higher education degrees in the visual arts. Two additional annual scholarships in the amounts of $1,500 each were awarded in 2020: Kristen Walter received a scholarship for the second year from the Pamela Mummy Foundation and…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Father’s Day catering options, weekly food truck menu

Chef Dane Catering Father’s Day options Order by 4 p.m. Thursday Pick up 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday www.chefdane.com Father’s Day Dinner Beefsteak Tomato Salad fresh mozzarella, basil, red onion, olive oil, aged balsamic, cracked black pepper Grilled Asparagus & Carrots lemon black pepper dressing Au Gratin Potatoes peppercorn cream, parmesan Baby Back Pork Ribs brown…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Yoga in the Faith Kitchen

My Edmonds News is pleased to present the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Yoga, spirituality and cooking are related in that all are, or can be, forms of practice. Words can blur the boundaries between them and reach for common ground and light. Yoga in the Faith Kitchen Enter the…

June 18 Edmonds Art Walk, June 27 Wine Walk canceled

The June 18 Art Walk Edmonds and June 27 Edmonds Summer Wine Walk have been canceled, but organizers are hoping they might be able to have events in July and August. “We have just begun Phase 2 of the Smart Start re-opening due to COVID-19,” an Art Walk Edmonds announcement said. “Many of our downtown…

Edmonds Booktalk: Books to get you through the summer

No one is quite sure what this summer is going to look like, but we do know you will absolutely need books and we can totally help with that! Edmonds Bookshop is still closed to in-person shopping, and we will be, for at least a little bit longer… Just announced:  Phase 2 has been approved…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Summer reading, plus family-friendly peaceful protests

Sno-Isle librarians were in the middle of planning for their summer reading program when libraries closed on March 13th due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, our three local libraries offer wi-fi access from their parking lots and Sno-Isle has offered library cards online, moved Storytimes and Trivia online, laid out how to access books,…

Edmonds restaurateurs, merchants thrilled with Phase 2 green light

“This is really exciting,” said Edmonds restaurateur Shubert Ho in a Friday telephone interview shortly after the official announcement that Snohomish County received approval to enter Phase 2 of the Safe Start program, and take its first cautious steps on the road to reopening. “We’ve heard that this might be coming for several days.  We’ve…

Recommended Reads: A touching memoir of caring for aging parents until the end

Loving the Enemy, by Catherine Fransson “Hang in there. We’ll make it.” Author Catherine Fransson shares a touching memoir about a time in her life that so many people struggle through. It’s a time as an adult, when you are juggling your own life responsibilities, and at the same time caring for people you once depended…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — The Dharma, Last Night

My Edmonds News is pleased to present the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. The Dharma (on listening via YouTube to Yo-Yo Ma in May, 2020) Today I am here on this planet to listen My enervated ears to the sound of the cello Every breath slowing to match the luxurious…