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…

ECA announces summer arts enrichment camps

The Edmonds Center for the Arts says that it is planning to hold its 2020 Summer Arts Enrichment Camps — although it will have contingency plans in place if social distancing rules require different formats, including virtual options. Designed for young people ages 7-19, as well as older adults in ECA’s intergenerational camp, ECA Summer Arts…

Local filmmakers make a timely movie about isolation

Growing up in Edmonds, Brandon “Banjo” Tiehen and his childhood friend Neo King began their movie careers at 12, using a family camcorder. Now, joined by a cohort of former high school friends, they’ve produced a short film. Called Shaded, the movie was shot locally, primarily at Lynnwood’s Wilcox Park and Edmonds Community College. “It’s…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 2

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of the Edmonds-based EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull…

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary cancels signature Jazz Connection event

In what would have been the 20th anniversary of the Edmonds Jazz Connection —  a day of performances by outstanding local middle and high school jazz bands —  organizers have decided to cancel it due to school closures and social distancing concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club, the…

Adventure awaits at Perrinville’s Neverending Bookshop

In football, a Hail-Mary pass is when there are only seconds left on the clock, and the quarterback chucks the ball down the field, hoping that a receiver catches it at the end zone, winning the game. Cheers and “oh-my-gawd” statements ensue. A Facebook post was being shared two days ago that made me think,…

Sno-King Folk Dance Club Sweetheart Dance and Benefit set for Feb. 22 in Lynnwood

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club will be hosting a Sweetheart Dance and Benefit, with music by Folk Voice Band, from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Cedar Valley Grange in Lynnwood. All proceeds will be matched and given to the Youth Fund of  Northwest Folkdancers, Inc., sending young people to Stockton Folk Dance Camp….

Lynnwood celebrates the arts at second annual Art of Food and Wine

Wine was flowing Saturday night at the Lynnwood Convention Center as community members celebrated the Lynnwood Arts Commission’s second annual Art of Food and Wine event. More than 500 people turned out to taste regional wines and enjoy gourmet foods from local vendors. The event also featured live music and local artists onsite showcasing their…

13th annual Edmonds Comedy Night Feb. 21-22 to benefit school district student programs

Enjoy an evening of laughs and benefit local schools during the 13th annual Edmonds Comedy Night, set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Organized by Parent Leaders for the Edmonds School District, the event features nationally recognized comics. All funds generated will be used to support student programs throughout the…

Jewish-Arab Ensemble SheshBesh comes to Edmonds Center for Arts Jan. 18

SheshBesh, an Arab-Jewish ensemble comprised of three members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra alongside four of the finest musicians from Israel’s Arab community, will perform Saturday, Jan. 18 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Prior to the performance, the artists will engage in a free pre-show talk, speaking to a model of two cultures living…

Northwest Girlchoir seeks new singers starting in January

Know any girls who love to sing? Northwest Girlchoir has openings for new singers in grades 1-12 to join them in January 2020. Girls are invited to learn musicianship, vocal technique and performance skills. Choristers perform for thousands of audience members at concerts held across the greater Puget Sound Region and on tours nationally and…

Just Around the Corner: The International Fountain

In the summer, the International Fountain at the Seattle Center is a magnet for visitors wishing to get relief from the heat by getting soaked. In the cold of autumn, the fountain is a lonely performer, only to be seen and not approached.  This is how it was Oct. 2, as seen through a time-lapse video. Here…

Cascade Symphony Orchestra seeks musical ‘Rising Star’ for 2019-2020 season

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra is encouraging talented young musicians to enter its “Rising Star” competition for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. The winning musician, to be selected by Cascade Symphony Music Director Michael Miropolsky, will perform as the soloist at the orchestra’s concert on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The…

Deadline Sept. 30 for City of Lynnwood artist applications

The City of Lynnwood is accepting applications for artists to exhibit in the city’s galleries in 2020. The deadline is Monday, Sept. 30. The City Hall Gallery is for artists of all ages. The Rec Center Gallery is for young artists under 18. Get an application at www.LynnwoodArts.org (scroll to bottom of page).

Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins to perform at Edmonds Center for Arts Oct. 12

Acclaimed violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins was the “Fiddler”/violin soloist for the Tony- and Grammy-nominated revival on Broadway in the recent Bartlett Sher production of Fiddler on the Roof. Hailed by The New York Times for her artistry, Ms. Hall-Tompkins created the first full album of newly-commissioned and original Fiddler-inspired works. On Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m.,…

DeMiero Jazz Fest fundraiser set for Sept. 28 at Edmonds CC

Enjoy an evening of FanJazztic music, food and “fun”draising during the DeMiero Jazz Fest’s “One FanJazztic Evening,” a Saturday, Sept. 28 fundraiser and benefit concert featuring jazz artist Johnaye Kendrick, Dee Daniels Scholarship Award winner Kimi Locke and the Newport High School Jazz Choir. The event will run from 6-9:30 p.m. in the Black Box…

Save the date: Meadowdale HS Music & Arts Mattress Fundraiser Sept. 28

The 5th Annual Meadowdale Music & Arts Mattress Fundraiser is Saturday, Sept. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Meadowdale High School. Custom Fundraising Solutions of Seattle is bringing their mobile mattress showroom to the school to help Meadowdale Music & Arts raise thousands of dollars for their program. Thirty top-quality name-brand mattresses will…

Thursday: Last chance to attend summer Movies in the Park with ‘Dumbo’

Grab the popcorn for your last chance to attend Lynnwood’s Movies in the Park on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Lynndale Park. The event, featuring Dumbo, will begin at 7 p.m. with the film starting at dusk. Lynndale Park Ballfield is located at 18927 72nd Avenue West. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees…

Lynnwood Eats: Shake N Go a quality alternative to big-chain fast food

Looking down at the perfectly round sesame bun, the melty cheese shining in the light, I couldn’t help but wonder how on earth they manage to put out restaurant quality at a fast food place. It’s shocking. Initially, reviewing the menu beforehand, I felt great concern. Shake N Go’s menu is extensive, everything from deli…