Coronavirus Chronicles: Jazz performer won’t let the pandemic silence her music

Musician Marina Christopher had her 2020 all planned. In January, she was in New York City playing bass with a touring group. She had other stops scheduled and was ready to drop in at a favorite spot, Vito’s in Seattle, for another gig. But, 2020 had other plans for the Mountlake Terrace-born-and-raised artist. She has not let…

Letter to the editor: Oppose plan for additional mayoral powers

Editor: The following letter was sent to Edmonds City Councilmembers: I was alarmed to learn that Mayor Nelson has requested emergency powers to be able to deal with the effects of the COVID crisis especially on businesses in Edmonds. I strongly object to this plan. Moreover, l am surprised that the members of the city…

New smartphone-based notification tool alerts state residents of COVID-19 exposure

Gov. Jay Inslee, along with the Washington State Department of Health on Monday announced the launch of WA Notify, a notification tool designed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. By adding WA Notify to their smartphones, Washington residents will be alerted if they spent time near another WA Notify user who later tests positive…

Healthy eating: Give thanks and eat pie (in moderation)

I hope that everyone had a safe and lovely Thanksgiving holiday. I missed gathering with friends this year- — not only for the wonderful company and conversation but also for the variety of food that everyone brings. Family gatherings are steeped in food traditions, which makes them comforting and welcoming. In our house, my husband…

Letter to the editor: Have your say during Snohomish County airport planning process

Editor: The Snohomish County Council approved the revival of the Airport Commission in 2017 and selected its appointees in 2018. One major role that the 13-member commission (comprised of one person from each of the county’s five council districts, three from the airport tenant community, three from the business community and two from the county…

What’s open for takeout, delivery, outside dining in Edmonds: Updated Nov. 30, 2020

  Business Address Phone Services 407 Coffee house 407 Main Street 425-921-6147 Takeout 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, closing at 3 PM daily due to short staffing Anthony’s Restaurant and Beach Café 456 Admiral Way 425-771-4400 Takeout through…

Mayor’s next neighborhood Zoom meeting Dec. 7 to focus on Highway 99

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson will host his next neighborhood Zoom meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, with a focus on the Highway 99 neighborhood. This is the second in a sesries of neighborhood meetings planned to help the mayor and city staff connect directly with specific communities, discuss neighborhood-specific issues and listen to residents….

Letter to the editor: Spend where it’s most needed

Editor: In 2020, the City of Edmonds Human Services Program was created, under Patrick Doherty, Director of Community Services. A program manager and program coordinator were hired. Mayor Nelson has included in his 2021 budget an additional $500,000 for this program. There is no indication how the funds are to be spent, so in public…

Mountlake Terrace High hosting drive-thru COVID testing Dec. 2 

The Verdant Health Commission, City of Mountlake Terrace, and Medical Teams International will host free, drive-thru, non-invasive COVID-19 testing at Mountlake Terrace High School from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2.   Verdant and Medical Teams has increased testing capacity at this event by adding staffing to reduce wait times. Signage will be posted to indicate wait…

Sno-Isle Libraries offers free Microsoft certification test

Recent college graduate Mathew Kleinman knows that employers want to hire people who know their stuff. And while the 23-year-old also knows how to get around Microsoft Office software and make it work, he saw that getting certified could improve his job prospects in office settings. Now Kleinman has certificates to prove his knowledge of…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane catering and food truck menu week of Nov. 30

Menu for week of Nov. 30 Fresh from the truck entrees: ** Grilled Turkey Sandwich – bacon, havarti, tomato, mayo, cranberry sauce on grilled sourdough with choice of side … $11.95 ** Pesto Turkey Sandwich – bacon, swiss, tomato, spinach, pesto mayo on grilled sourdough served with choice of side …$11.95 ** Vegetarian Black Bean Sliders –…

City of Edmonds Giving Tree to brighten holiday for children in need

The public is invited to brighten a child’s holiday by participating in the Giving Tree program sponsored by the City of Edmonds and Volunteers of America. An outdoor tree display with tags is located at the front entrance of the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. Stop by to pick up a tag and purchase…

Let the ho-ho-holiday season commence

The holiday season got off and running in downtown Edmonds during Small Business Saturday, with walkers strolling the sidewalks, diners enjoying lunch in the fresh air, and shoppers queuing up to enter stores as they maintain COVID-safe occupancy levels. Santa was back again in Sound Styles window at Fifth and Main waving to passersby. In…

Sponsor spotlight: Spot home damage before it’s too late

Homeowners are well advised to conduct regular checks around their homes. By keeping their eyes peeled, they have a better chance at preventing a small leak from becoming major water damage, an improperly sealed window from turning into a significant mold issue, and so on. Here are some general tips for keeping your home in…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Here’s What I Saw

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Dear Reader, This poem revealed itself early on to be the lyrics of a song yet to be written. It was inspired by a moving documentary about the young Freedom Riders in Alabama in the 1960’s, viewed against the backdrop of…

Reminder: Edmonds Port Commission meeting agenda for Nov. 30, 2020

November 30, 2020 7pm Zoom I. CALL TO ORDER II. FLAG SALUTE III. CONSENT AGENDA A. Approval of Agenda B. Approval of November 9, 2020 Meeting Minutes C. Approval of Payments IV. PUBLIC COMMENTS (For any issues not already on the Agenda; 3 minute limit) V. POSSIBLE ACTION VI. INFORMATION A. Continuation of Resolution 20-03,…

Snohomish County launches Support SnoCo resource aimed at boosting local businesses

Snohomish County Friday announced the launch of a Support SnoCo program with the aim of boosting the economic health of local businesses. This program is one of the recommendations from the Snohomish County Economic and Workforce Recovery Task Force and is being funded through federal CARES Act resources. A key feature of the effort is…

Scene in Edmonds: Neighbors pitch in to restore holiday lights

Vandals cut the wires of the Christmas lights on her outdoor tree, but an Edmonds woman experienced the kindness of neighbors who came to her rescue Thanksgiving morning. Kathy Crabb, who has lived in Edmonds for 30 years, said her grandson had placed strings of red lights on the tree, located in the 800 block…

Edmonds Art Beat: A FanJazztic fundraiser, Artist Sunday and a new art exhibit

DeMiero Jazz Fest Fundraiser happening NOW! The DeMiero Jazz Fest, an annual non-competitive vocal jazz festival, kicked off its One FanJazztic fundraiser Friday. There will be a week of virtual auctions and live performances to raise funds for the DeMiero Jazz Festival, which has a mission to provide world-class jazz experiences through education, clinics and…

A message from Acting Police Chief Jim Lawless

I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on a few topics that I know are important to our community. As you are likely aware, since December of 2018 we have tragically had three homicides committed in our city: The Senior Center shooting from December 2018. The senseless murder of the 7-11 clerk…

Round 3 application process for Working Washington Small Business Grants opens next week

A total of $50 million wil be available to small businesses in Round 3 of the Working Washington Small Business grants, the Washington State Department of Commerce announced. When the application process opens early next week, a link to the application and additional information will be posted at www.commerce.wa.gov/bizgrants. These grants are prioritized for: Small…

Robotics clubs sponsoring Women in STEM workshop Dec. 4

Edmonds Heights K-12’s 3805 Atomic Robotics and Girl Scouts club 14563 Terrific TechBots are inviting middle and high school girls to a Women in STEM workshop Friday, Dec. 4 from 4-6 p.m. Listen to three successful women talk about their experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math careers, including the president of FIRST Washington, Boeing’s…

Final collection events for Edmonds Toy Shop Nov. 28-29

The last two collection events for the Edmonds Toy Shop gift program for families of the Edmonds Food Bank and Washington Kids in Transition are this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28-29, at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St. These events are hosted by FC Edmonds of Sno-King Youth Soccer Club. Players and coaches will…

Thanksgiving essay: We are ‘heart-wired’ to be together

When I pause to give thanks this week, the gift of time will be at the top of my list. I can choose to rail about the events I cannot attend, people I cannot see in person, restrictions to travel. Or, I can be thankful for the blocks of unexpected leisure, granted to me by…

Next free legal clinic for seniors Dec. 2

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group offer a free legal clinic for seniors via phone every month, and the next one runs from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an elder law attorney. Due to the pandemic, the consultations are conducted over the phone….

Five local drive-thru COVID testing events scheduled in December

The Verdant Health Commission and Medical Teams International will partner with local organizations to host free, drive-thru, non-invasive COVID-19 testing events on five dates during the month of December. The next events take place: Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High, 21801 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace Saturday, Dec….

Under the Weather: Dry day likely for outdoor Thanksgiving gatherings

It is a little hard to believe, but Thanksgiving week is here. Even though this year looks a little different than previous years, we can still make the most of it. Some of you may be attempting to have outdoor gatherings this year, and if that’s you, you are probably very interested in whether it…

Mayor chooses acting director Dave Turley as city’s finance director

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson Wednesday announced the appointment of Acting Finance Director Dave Turley to be the city’s next finance director. Turley’s appointment is subject to city council confirmation, which is scheduled for Dec. 1. Turley was appointed to serve as acting finance director after Nelson in May terminated the employment of Finance Director Scott…

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