Lynnwood author William McClain chooses new path

Lynnwood author William McClain’s first novel, The Risk in Crossing Borders, is literally an “eye-opener.” Set in Seattle, Syria, Beirut and France, the book reflects McCain’s views on the global situations that cause people to jeopardize their own safety and take leaps of faith, not only in order to gain entry into the United States…

Edmonds Art Beat: MLK Jr. Tribute, Jeff Daniels livestream, Cole Gallery featured show

Becoming Brave ­– Third annual tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reverend Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, author, professor and reconciliation thought leader, will be the featured speaker at the third annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. tribute on Monday, Jan. 18. McNeil is an associate professor at Seattle Pacific University and recently…

Edmonds Booktalk: Best-selling titles of 2020, and notable books coming in 2021

2020 was a year like no other, and honestly, we’re pretty glad to see it go. More than ever, we turned to books for entertainment, comfort and information during tough times. Reading kept us connected to our friends, families and communities, near and far, opened our eyes to new experiences, shed light on our shared…

Olympic Ballet Theatre presents digital streaming of The Nutcracker

Edmonds-based Olympic Ballet Theatre (OBT) is presenting the annual production of The Nutcracker for digital streaming in the comfort of your home. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this season’s performances have been cancelled, and OBT is releasing two archival show recordings at Edmonds Center for the Arts and at the Everett Performing Arts Center in 2019….

Fundraiser aims to provide holiday meals for local families in need

The Edmonds-based Feedme Restaurant and Hospitality Group Community Kitchen announced this week that Lynnwood Honda has generously donated $2,500 of holiday meals to be served to local families in need — and all are invited to join this effort. The Foundation for Edmonds School District has established a list of beneficiaries and will provide complimentary…

Roger Barnstead gives the gift of Edmonds sunsets

“Bring me the sunset in a cup,” once said Emily Dickinson. Since last March, Edmonds photographer Roger A. Barnstead has responded to Dickinson’s challenge with astonishing commitment by capturing the glorious waterfront sunsets of Edmonds in extraordinary images. It’s a passion that’s inspiring to his many fans. With his artist’s eye, Barnstead literally sees a…

Art exhibits coming to the Edmonds Waterfront Center   

With a virtual ribbon cutting set for later this month, the newly-built Edmonds Waterfront Center will feature several art exhibits, rotating displays and permanent installations — including art gifted by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation. The two-story window-walled Community Lounge will highlight the region’s indigenous history and influence by showcasing art and artifacts from area…

Cascade Symphony Orchestra cancels remainder of 2020-21 in-person concerts due to pandemic

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra is canceling the remainder of its 2020-21 season of concerts at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, due to heightened and unpredictable government restrictions recently put into place for public gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the orchestra will continue to offer concerts online, with each new musical presentation debuting…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Celebrating the season and shopping safely

After safely celebrating a social distant Halloween, we replaced door knocking with some candy drop off/exchanges, I felt more hopeful that we could find some ways to replace or amend or holiday traditions while staying safe and trying to keep fun for the kids who are already missing out on so much. This year there…

Edmonds Booktalk: Holiday shopping, with your safety in mind

Everything is still way harder than we wish it were. But it there is hope on the not too distant horizon, so let’s continue taking care of each other and staying safe out there. At Edmonds Bookshop we are doing our part to keep everyone healthy while still enjoying the holidays. We require shoppers to…

Edmonds restaurants showcasing holiday cheer with Festive Drink Bingo

Edmonds restaurants are banding together to ensure that COVID doesn’t take the “festive” out of the holiday season. The Edmonds Downtown Alliance (ED!)  rallied 21 restaurants and cafes in the downtown area to showcase their holiday cheer by developing festive drink specials and featuring them in a bingo game that Edmonds residents and visitors can…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Surviving remote schooling and making time for holiday fun

Edmonds School District Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas sent a letter to students and families this week with some information about some changes that aim to “release some pressure on our students, families and staff.” The three Wednesdays in December will be “No New Work Wednesdays” for students from 7th to 12th grade. Elementary School students…

Edmonds author hosting ‘Staged for Murder’ virtual book party Dec. 6

You’re invited to a virtual book party this Sunday, Dec. 6 to celebrate the e-book release of Staged for Murder, the third in Edmonds author Erica Miner’s “Opera Mystery” series. The event, which begins at 2 p.m. via Zoom, includes: Reading from Staged for Murder Music from the book An author interview by Curt Colbert Attendee…