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Taking it all in

The clouds cleared on Sunday, making for a glorious day to take in the sights on Edmonds beaches.

National Safe Boating Week encourages responsible recreation

Washington State Parks is offering tips for boating safely in recognition of National Safe Boating Week May 18-24. Recreational boating is a popular pastime in Washington with nearly 225,000 …

Free opioid overdose reversal kits available

The first of more than 54,000 naloxone kits began arriving in Washington last week, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday.  The kits will be available to the public at no cost …

Sound off: What's your vision of the waterfront?

The City of Edmonds is in the process throughout 2024 of updating its 20-year Comprehensive Plan that is inclusive of, and responsive to the interests and priorities of all community members. As …

County Council bans sale of fireworks in county areas that prohibit use

This week, the Snohomish County Council voted unanimously to amend the county code by prohibiting the sale of fireworks in all “no fireworks areas” where use is currently banned. The …

Road rage: Officer kills suspect armed with hammer

Shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16, Washington State Patrol (WSP) responded to a report of a road rage incident on the shoulder of I-5 northbound near milepost 197. The suspect vehicle began …
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The Museum of History & Industry is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Photo courtesy MOHAI)

Legos? Yes. History? Yes. Heritage and innovation at MOHAI

A visit to the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) in Seattle should be on everyone’s list. And if you’ve already been there, and think you’ve done that, go again, as …
CSO Music Director Michael Miropolsky. (Photo courtesy CSO)

Cascade Symphony Orchestra announces 63rd season

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra will open its 2024-25 season of six concerts at the Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) on Monday, Oct. 28, when it hosts its “Poem of Ecstasy” concert. …
Graphite artist Rainny Zhao’s “Love in Venice” is among the works in the exhibit. (Graphite Art Gallery)

Graphite opens new exhibit: ‘Eight Inches On'

Graphite Art Gallery’s new exhibit, “Eight Inches By,” features the art of over 50 local artists, creating in different mediums but all working within a single constraint - 8 …
“Light Over Sound” (Courtesy Bear Carpenter)
I saw the light(s)
Last Friday night (May 10), I stepped into the backyard and gazed at the northern lights. What an awesome experience! Seen in vivid colors through my phone camera, this powerfully charged aurora …
Sunset from the jetty at Brackett's Landing North. (Photo courtesy Shea Sullivan)
The Edmonds jetty at sunset
The Brackett’s Landing jetty is always a premium spot to capture a sunset.  This past weekend's warm weather brought many to Edmonds beaches – many stayed to watch the brilliant …
Whitney Popa
Edmonds author’s pocketbook hopes to help readers with grief
Right before he died in 2012, Whitney Popa’s dad told her to never lose her writing. She promised him she wouldn’t, and eventually built a communications consultancy that helps local …
Letters to the editor
Traffic redo abomination. Why are bicyclists special? Nothing government does seems to be an improvement. Case in point – the 100th Avenue West/Ninth Avenue West abomination. They …
Confused by traffic revisions I am very confused about the traffic revision on 100th Avenue West and 238th Street SW. There is a huge traffic back-up now. Coming from the north, there isn't …
Last Sunday, April 29, I returned from a rare outing – just a few hours where I wasn't at home working, my faithful dog at my side – to a chilling sight: My home had been vandalized. …
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Opinion
More than  four million  Americans will turn 65 this year, more than ever before. Whether this milestone means retirement or not, these individuals need to make important choices about …
“I’ve had my share, I’ll help you with the pain. You’re not alone. Just turn on with me, and you’re not alone.” - David Bowie This past weekend, some dear …
There is irrefutable proof that the climate is changing, and in our corner of the planet the greatest contributors to carbon emissions are gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles, at 25%. Getting …
Another street in Edmonds is undergoing a green transformation! This new rain garden is a practical solution to stormwater management and climate resilience while showcasing the power of community …
What is better than a potato? The humble potato is versatile, transformable, and delectable. Potatoes can be the base of a dish, a side, or the star of the show. Potatoes can be covered and …
Schools
second annual Edmonds Environmental Youth Summit is May 31. (Photo courtesy dmonds Environmental Youth Summit)

Environmental Youth Summit coming to Edmonds

The second annual Edmonds Environmental Youth Summit, hosted by Edmonds School District high school students, is 1:30-5 p.m. May 31 at the Edmonds Waterfront Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. …
Deborah Kilgore

School Board Director Deborah Kilgore announces resignation

School Board Director Deborah Kilgore is resigning from the Edmonds School District Board effective July 10, 2024, as she and her family will be moving out of state. Kilgore made her …
From left: Dariga Rakhat, Louella Cook, Xiang Gao

3 EC students recognized on All-Washington Academic Team

Edmonds College students Louella Cook, Xiang Gao, and Dariga Rakhat were honored as members of the 2024 All-Washington (All-WA) Academic Team during a ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College …
Jen Rudolph interacts with a preschool student at the Head Start location at Edmonds College. The college has provided free, federally-funded preschool to low-income families in Snohomish County since 1983.

Edmonds College opens sixth Head Start preschool

Edmonds College opened its sixth Head Start preschool May 3 at 20816 44th Ave. W. in Lynnwood, adjacent to Embassy Suites Hotel. The facility begins serving families May 14.  “We …

Sherwood Elementary has Bike to School Day

Sherwood Elementary School has Bike to School Day Wednesday, May 8, will be Bike to School Day.   Sherwood Elementary will again be participating in this event with help from City of …
From left: Aki Sano, Ava McGinness
Sno-King School Retirees award 2 scholarships
The Sno-King School Retirees are awarding two $2,500 scholarships to Edmonds School District seniors. These scholarships are renewable for one more year at $2,500 for these students who are …
Edmonds College STEM dean Dr. Carey Schroyer addresses participants during the 2023 AI for Everyone event.
AI for Everyone Day is Friday, April 26
Edmonds College will host its second annual AI for Everyone Day Friday, April 26, from 2-5 p.m. The free AI Community Connections Speaker Series event will be held on campus at …
Driftwood Players offering 3 scholarships
Edmonds Driftwood Players, a nonprofit community theater, has announced is 2024 scholarship program. Students applying to the scholarship program will be considered for the following 2024 …
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Obituaries
Margaret "Maggie" Barlament: 1942-2024
Margaret "Maggie" Barlament left us on April 24, 2024, surrounded by her family. Born in Seattle on February 7, 1942, to Margaret and Glenn James Allingham, Maggie's journey was one of warmth, …
Kamalpatti Shandil: 1928-2024
In Loving Memory of Kamalpatti Shandil December 28, 1928 – May 15, 2024 Kamalpatti Singh was born to Shiu Balak Singh and Kailash Patti Singh in Suva, Fiji on December 28, 1928. Her father …
Cecilia Bernadette (Marsolais) Jones: 1945-2024
Cecilia (Ceil) Jones passed away at her home in Edmonds on May 8, 2024. Ceil’s beautiful smile and her contagious laugh will be remembered fondly by her family and friends. Ceil’s …
Jacqueline G. Parrett: 1929-2024
Jacqueline G. (Jackie) Parrett passed away peacefully from natural causes on May 1, 2024. A longtime resident of Edmonds since 1970, Jackie had been living independently in her home in Edmonds …
Judith Rita Hunter: 1935-2024
If you were a member of Judy’s family or one of her many friends, you had the pleasure of knowing her love of life, her generosity, and her quick laugh. She was always a fun hang! Judy left us …
Sports

Bart Foley named volleyball coach at Edmonds-Woodway

Bart Foley is the new volleyball coach at Edmonds-Woodway High School – replacing Molly Donahue – after spending the last two years at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood.

Longtime Edmonds-Woodway football coach leaves a legacy of winning

John Gradwohl has retired following 28 years of coaching Edmonds-Woodway High School football. But he hasn’t gone far: He continues to teach P.E. at the school where he has coached since …
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Boomers have a drug problem, but not the kind you might think
Baby boomers – that’s anyone born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964 – are 20% of the population, more than 70 million Americans. Decades ago, many in that generation experimented with drugs that were both recreational and illegal. …
Since the first cellphone came out in the '80s, how have they changed?
Spokeo dove into news sources like CNN, data from researchers like Pew Research Center, and online encyclopedias to uncover the history of cellphones.
Wildfire smoke is back – fires burning across Canada are already triggering US air quality alerts in the Midwest and Plains
Dozens of wildfires are burning across Canada in May 2024 and sending unhealthy smoke blowing into the northern U.S. again. At the same time, the southeastern U.S. is getting smoke from Mexico, where …
7 things your dog wants you to know about separation anxiety
(BPT) - Have you ever looked at your dog’s big sweet eyes and wondered, “What is going on inside your head?” If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. While your dog …
Is AI as capable as humans? Here's how far artificial intelligence has come.
Image generation is just one area in which AI use is exploding. Verbit used data from academic research to see how AI is progressing.