Recommended Reads: A touching memoir of caring for aging parents until the end

Loving the Enemy, by Catherine Fransson “Hang in there. We’ll make it.” Author Catherine Fransson shares a touching memoir about a time in her life that so many people struggle through. It’s a time as an adult, when you are juggling your own life responsibilities, and at the same time caring for people you once depended…

Playtime: Antiracism resources for families

On Saturday morning, Mountlake Terrace High School’s Facebook page shared a letter from Principal Greg Schellenberg to Mountlake Terrace High School students and community members. Schellenberg formally denounced the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, adding “There is no room in the Mountlake Terrace community for racism, misogyny, bigotry and hatred.” Schellenberg…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Take ‘N Bake Meals & To Go Options

June 1 – 5 ** Vegetarian Enchilada – black beans, sweet potato, salsa verde with grilled corn…. $10 ** Tuna Casserole – egg noodles, albacore tuna, peas, mushroom cream sauce, parmesan, crispy panko crust… $10 ** Lemon Garlic Chicken – greek orzo pasta, ratatouille… $12 ** Smoked Turkey – au gratin, herb gravy, grilled asparagus……

Latest directory of Lynnwood restaurants offering takeout, delivery

The weekend has arrived, so here’s the latest list of restaurants open for takeout and delivery. Lynnwood Local Food and Drink Services during COVID-19 Shutdown   Business Address Phone Services 2 THAI DRAGONS LLC 3301 184TH ST SW (206) 566-8231 Takeout only ACA’ LAS TORTAS 3625 148TH ST SW (425) 245-8417 Takeout; third party delivery available…

Remembering the Edmonds Jazz Connection over the years

The annual Edmonds Jazz Connection — which has been showcasing some of the Pacific Northwest’s best high school jazz programs for the past 20 years, was canceled this year due to COVID-19. To commemorate the event’s 20th anniversary, Jim Blossey of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club — which hosts the event — put together this…

A virtual visit to Edmonds’ Cascadia Art Museum: Roycroft and Leatherwork

Cascadia Art Museum Virtual | Roycroft and Leatherwork from Cascadia Art Museum on Vimeo. During this time of COVID-19 closures, Edmonds’ Cascadia Art Museum is providing virtual visits into its collections. This time, volunteer docent Shelley provides a glimpse into the museum’s Northwest Collects exhibition, discussing the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement on…

Skandia Folkdance Society to hold June events remotely

Skandia Folkdance Society, which usually meets regularly at Lynnwood’s Cedar Valley Grange, will be holding all of its June events remotely due to the COVID-10 outbreak. Skandia First Friday Dance — the society’s first virtual dance — will take place June 5, featuring a new group, the Six Feet Back Band. The quartet includes Nick…

Recommended Reads: ‘Kat Out of the Bag’ a sophisticated page turner

Kat Out of the Bag—the In Purse-Suit Mystery Series by Wendy Kendall I’m delighted to be guest columnist this week for the “Recommended Reads” column, because your regular columnist, Wendy Kendall, has published her first cozy mystery.  And it’s no wonder that Wild Rose Press published Kat Out of the Bag. This mystery is a…

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…

Dining Dog owner turns to doorstep delivery during pandemic

Restaurant delivery has become a popular option for those staying at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Dorothy Chagas, who specializes in homemade dog treats through her Lynnwood-based Dining Dog business, is offering the same service for dogs. Chagas, who for 13 years ran the Dining Dog Restaurant in Edmonds’ Firdale Village, relocated to Lynnwood in…

Just around the corner: Social distancing becomes a Habit

Social distancing is in full swing at the Aurora Village Habit Burger Grill, 1253 N. 205th St., Shoreline. You can now give your order and pay from your car at the parking lot. A magnetic number is then placed on the hood of your car. When your food is ready, it’s brought to you. Walk-up…

Playtime: Family-friendly options for staying active

Some of our early quarantine “go-tos” aren’t fitting the bill these days. The kids are pretty burned out on sitting through a movie at night, especially because we’re still struggling to get a good amount of exercise — I’m going to add some new links below because it seems like it’s not just us. Virtual…

Restaurant News: Artisan baking a labor of love for Meadowdale grad

Bread making has become a favorite past time for many of us as we try to figure out what to do with ourselves while we stay at home. Yeast and flour seem to be in very high demand, and social media pages are filling up with pictures of proud bakers and their delicious-looking creations. After…

Lynnwood Convention Center issues call for art for upcoming show

The Lynnwood Convention Center has issued a call for art for its summer/fall exhibit, “Northwest Enterprise: Working in the Northwest.” The show, which is set to run from July 5-Dec. 16, will showcase art illustrating scenes and vignettes from all aspects of the working life, and workers in the Northwest. These could be maritime-, agricultural-, urban-…

44th Street Sliders to give away free meals to those in need April 15

The Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, the charitable arm of 44th Street Sliders (formerly Red Onion Burgers) on Wednesday, April 15 will be giving away 600 to 1,000 meals to those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meals will be distributed in the restaurant parking lot, located at 21005 44th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace, beginning at 1 p.m., using social distancing…

Playtime: Adventures in home schooling and Zoom learning

I started this week riding the high of a successful “Lunch and Learn” routine we had going in the first two weeks of our time at home. These “Lunch and Learns” — named after a midday event at my husband’s office — were planned to not only teach the kids some useful life skills, but…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 13

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of 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 the whole…