Playtime: Going back to school, parkour class, author event, try hockey for free

Do you remember your high school orientation? I remember parts of mine so vividly, in part because of the seriously dated outfit I wore, including a goofy hat, and that the school felt big and different. Secondary students in the Edmonds School District, 7th through 12th grades, who chose a hybrid schedule will return to…

Learn more about South Lynnwood Park artist during April 22 online talk

Meet artist Gabrielle Abbott and learn more how she created the “Grateful Steward”  at South Lynnwood Park during her online talk Thursday, April 22 at 6 p.m. Abbott was commissioned by the city to paint the mural after the city issued a regional call for artists. South Lynnwood is one of the city’s most diverse…

Edmonds Center for Arts offering ‘Storytelling Across Generations’ for those with memory loss, starting April 19

Edmonds Center for the Arts is presenting Storytelling Across Generations: A Virtual and Phone-Based Oral History Project, April 19-June 2. Individuals living with memory loss and caregivers are invited to participate in this free intergenerational program, in partnership with the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) and SilverKite Community Arts. Taking place over six, one-hour sessions on…

Playtime: Birdwatching is catching on — and it’s fun for all ages

Shortly after quarantine started, it felt like we were seeing more and more birds in the yard. Our initial intermittent efforts to identify the birds we’d seen over the years — Steller’s Jays, different kinds of woodpeckers, an unidentified hawk, robins and a ton of “little brown birds” — took a more intentional turn once…

Hazel Miller Foundation matches Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation student art supply grant

The Hazel Miller Foundation has awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation to purchase art supplies for students in grades 7 through 12. “In a classroom setting, many supplies such as paintbrushes, drawing pencils, carving tools, and paint sets are shared between students and class periods,” said Barbara Childs, the foundation’s…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation offering scholarships for local art students

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation is once again awarding scholarships to Edmonds-area students who plan to study a visual arts-related curriculum in college. All students who live within the Edmonds School District or who attend Edmonds College are eligible to apply. Students who have received a foundation scholarship in the past can apply for a…

Restaurant News: The scoop on ghost kitchens, plus delicious ways to celebrate Pi Day

Virtual kitchens are called by many names. They are commercial facilities purpose-built to produce food specifically for delivery. These commissary kitchens are sometimes known as ghost kitchens, shared kitchens or virtual kitchens with the delivery-only food brands operating within them called virtual restaurants. Not a brand-new concept. I’ve certainly ordered Asian takeout, and readers I’m…

Arts in Action live-stream event March 12 to showcase youth artists

The Edmonds Center for the Arts is hosting a free live-stream broadcast of the Arts in Action student showcase from 6:20-7:30 p.m. this Friday, March 12. Celebrating student activism, Arts in Action honors the wide range of youth artistic expression, bringing spoken word and dance performances to the stage with music, song and visual artists…

Reminder: Cascade Symphony Orchestra to virtually present ‘Carmen’ concert on March 8

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will present “Carmen,” its fifth virtual concert of the 2020-21 season, on Monday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. This online music program, like all previous CSO presentations this season, will be presented free of charge through the generosity of orchestra donors and patrons. Because all in-person concerts for the season…

Lynnwood Rotary honors Edmonds restaurateurs Shubert Ho and Andrew Leckie

Representatives of the Lynnwood Rotary stopped by downtown Edmonds on Wednesday afternoon to honor business partners Shubert Ho and Andrew Leckie with the club’s prestigious Paul Harris award. The award recognizes people who exemplify the spirit of Rotary both in how they run their business and how they support their community to help make it…

Sponsor spotlight: From salmon tacos to clam chowder, Scotty’s Food Truck satisfies

Expand your culinary horizons at Scotty’s Food Truck and try their yummy salmon tacos or a steaming bowl of their clam chowder, packed with chopped clams, potatoes and bacon. These and other entrees on available on a weekly basis as Chef Scotty visits Edmonds’ Five Corners neighborhood Thursday-Saturday. Scotty’s focuses on fresh ingredients and seafood-based dishes,…