Lynnwood’s parks are safe for berry picking this year

Have you ever wandered through a park in Lynnwood and been tempted to pick a handful of the never-ending blackberries, but weren’t sure if they were safe to eat? Lynnwood’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Director Lynn Sordel said none of the berry plants in the city’s parks have been sprayed this year, and parkgoers…

Two more Taste Edmonds featured bands: Brett Benton and Cloud Cover

This year’s Taste Edmonds — set to open Friday, Aug. 19 — brings back such crowd favorites as The Beatniks, One Love Bridge, The Davanos and Robbie Dee’s Tribute to Elvis. But there are also some fresh bands in the lineup, and here are the final two of the six bands featured prior to opening…

Taste Edmonds featured bands: Motley 2 and Eden

This year’s Taste Edmonds — set to open Friday, Aug. 19 — brings back such crowd favorites as The Beatniks, One Love Bridge, The Davanos and Robbie Dee’s Tribute to Elvis. But Taste organizers say they are also excited to introduce some fresh bands to the lineup, including some newly formed groups that are already…

Taste Edmonds featured bands: The Little Lies, Queen Mother

This year’s Taste Edmonds — set to open Friday, Aug. 19 — brings back such crowd favorites as The Beatniks, One Love Bridge, The Davanos and Robbie Dee’s Tribute to Elvis. But Taste organizers are also excited to introduce some fresh bands to the lineup, including some newly formed groups that are already making a…

Learn how to grow an edible garden during Lynnwood Library event Aug. 20

The Lynnwood Library, in partnership with Verdant Health, will be hosting an event teaching community members how to grow an edible fall garden in whatever space they have available to them. This class is free and aimed toward beginner gardeners who may only have access to a small backyard or patio, yet still want to…

Taste Edmonds 2022: What you need to know

It’s almost time for the Taste Edmonds Festival, set for Friday-Sunday, Aug. 19-21, at Frances Anderson Center Playfield, 700 Main St. in downtown Edmonds. Organizers invite you to come for the food and stay for the tunes. This year’s food truck lineup boasts a delectable array of eats for the whole family.And the music lineup…

Tips for outdoor grilling safety

  After a wet start to the year, the weather in the Northwest is finally starting to warm up and the time for outdoor grilling is upon us once again. Although safe when used correctly, barbecue-related fires are significant factors for both property damage and burn injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association, on…

Taste Edmonds 2022 tickets now on sale

Tickets are on sale for 2022 Taste Edmonds, sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Aug. 19-21 in downtown Edmonds. The event features food trucks, vendors, children and family/children’s activities along with live music at Frances Anderson Playfield, 700 Main St. Live music entertainment includes The Beatniks, The Little Lies (A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac), Queen…

Lynnwood couple maintains tradition of creating panoramic Easter eggs

This story was updated April 4 to include information on free shipping. Darla Tinker wakes up every morning to quietly drink her coffee and let her dog out, then spends the next 15 hours working tirelessly at what most would consider a lost art. When Tinker was 8 years old, she went to a flea…

Sponsor spotlight: Spring ahead with Scotty’s Food Truck

Chef Scotty has offered to help us all be ready to “spring ahead” as we welcome the time change this weekend and enjoy longer, sunny days. This week, he’ll be arriving in his usual location in Edmonds’ Five Corners neighborhood this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Whether you’re craving the festival favorite Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad or…

Valentine’s Day DIY: Cake pops

Still haven’t figured out the perfect Valentine’s treat to make your loved one that’s a little more unique than chocolate-covered strawberries? This fool-proof cake pop recipe is sure to impress on this upcoming holiday. What you’ll need: 1 box of moist cake mix, any flavor (and all ingredients needed to bake) 1 tsp vanilla extract…

DIY Valentine’s Day treats: Chocolate-covered strawberries

Valentine’s Day: the day of love … and chocolate. And what better way to spend it than with someone special … and some homemade chocolate-covered strawberries? Here are some tips and tricks for making these treats, which are sure to make hearts melt. First: Buy high-quality chocolate. While it may be tempting to grab the…