Recommended Reads: ‘Debriefing The Dead’ a powerful urban fantasy

Debriefing The Dead, by Kerry Blaisdell Hyacinth Finch is having a tough day. She’s found a mysterious rock that has mystic powers. She had no idea that demons, and also the brutal Sicilian Mob, are in deadly pursuit to steal it from her. After the bad guys murder Hyacinth and her sister, they carry away…

Edmonds Restaurant Guide: What’s open during Phase 2

Edmonds Food Services open during Phase 2 — updated Sept. 19, 2020 Business Address Phone Services 407 Coffee house 407 Main Street 425-921-6147 Dine-in, takeout, and delivery 5 Corners Teriyaki 8410 Main Street 425-774-5775 Takeout by phone; third party delivery 85 Degree Bakery 22611 76th Ave W 425-670-3085 Takeout American Brewing 180 Dayton St, Ste…

Scratch Distillery now has limited indoor seating

Good news for the weekend: Edmonds’ Scratch Distillery now has limited indoor seating. Owners Kim and Bryan Karrick have spent the last two weeks working with authorities to get a temporary restaurant license. The existing menu (snacks) won’t change but the new license allows some indoor seating, in addition to the spacious patio. Reservations are…

Deadline extended for city’s 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor survey

A key feature of the Edmonds City Council-approved five-year work program for the Edmonds Creative District is redevelopment of the Fourth Avenue Cultural Corridor – which include street improvements in Fourth Avenue North between the Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) and Main Street. The City of Edmonds has created a preference survey for redevelopment and the…

Edmonds Art Studio Tour set for Sept. 19 and 20 — in new remote format

Artists participating in the Edmonds Art Studio Tour. The annual Edmonds Art Studio Tour is coming up this weekend, fully online. During the weekend of Sept. 19-20, many artists will post video tours of their studios, demonstrations, and/or their creative process. To see a promo video  about the new format, click here. Visit the website to learn…

Cascade Symphony Orchestra cancels fall 2020 concert schedule due to pandemic

Citing public safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cascade Symphony Orchestra is canceling its remaining 2020 concerts at the Edmonds Center for the Arts that were scheduled for October and December. However, the orchestra said it is exploring ways to offer virtual concert performances via various online platforms to help satisfy the public’s…

Edmonds Booktalk: ‘Comfort food’ reading ahead with new fall titles

We are so happy to have you back in the store live and in person, and browsing with a purpose! A quick refresher on Edmonds Bookshop operations: We remain open under Phase 2 guidance, with masks and use of hand sanitizer required for entry; we enforce a limit of about six customers at a time,…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Free and low-cost options for school lunches

In years past, I have always waited anxiously for the Edmonds School District Family and Community Calendar to come out. Since it has all of the important dates — days off, early releases, holidays – I was anxious to get those in my calendar even though I’d often end up surprised by the schedule change,…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Workspace options for kids with remote learning challenges

As kids around the country head back to school — many of my friends and family in other states have started their school years already– the typical “first day” photos look much different. Those attending school in person are wearing masks and those learning virtually are in their workspaces or posing with their devices instead…

Edmonds Restaurant News: Locally sourced, flavorful food and drink at Leftcraft

“A restaurant opening during covid-19 pandemic is a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of America and how we will thrive and prosper regardless of circumstances, like we always have. Although only open limited hours and days to start, this is a really positive thing for Edmonds, with so many businesses closing for good and much…

Recommended Reads: Get ready for spine-tingling mystery at Spook Light Inn

Haunting At Spook Light Inn, by Alicia Dean Camille left Miami for Devil’s Promenade. Her visit to this small town in rural Oklahoma is a quest. She searches for a legendary light, one with haunting effects sparkling in the sky without explanation, or predictability. This phenomenon appears only to some, and over the span of…

‘The Flock’ latest Edmonds’ On the Fence temporary public art installation

Mona Smiley-Fairbanks’ recent installation for Edmonds Arts Commission’s On the Fence Temporary Public Art program features a long row of colorful bird silhouettes perched on top of the Anderson Center Playfield fence. “The Flock” calls attention to the variety of bird species throughout North America, and in our own backyard. In her artist statement, Smiley-Fairbanks…

Recommended Reads: Thriller will keep you guessing from beginning to end

This Is How I Lied, by Heather Gudenkauf Maggie Kennedy-O’Keefe is ready to take a break from her unmarked police patrol duties. She’s eight months pregnant, but not interested in going on full leave quite yet. She’s assigned a cold case to take a new look at with today’s investigative tools, to find the person…