Restaurant News: When ‘buy local’ takes on a whole new meaning

The cottage food industry in Washington state grows entrepreneurs of all sorts. Some are content to stay small and are satisfied to remain in their home kitchens; others see this as a stepping stone to a full launch at a commercial/ retail location. Here’s the skinny: Home/cottage industry locations have a business license with the…

Sponsor spotlight: Warm up with favorites from Scotty’s Food Truck

The weather is getting colder — perhaps it’s time to visit Scotty’s Food Truck for a bowl of his famous clam chowder and an order of hot and crispy fish and chips. Chef Scotty will be in his usual Edmonds spot at Five Corners Calvary Chapel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. Call ahead to avoid…

Reminder: EPIC Group Writers sponsoring virtual writing workshop Sept. 18

EPIC Group Writers begins its 2021/2022 writing workshop season on Saturday, Sept. 18 with a two-hour virtual session on worldbuilding in any genre with author Donna Galanti. I asked Donna how participants will benefit from her workshop. “They’ll discover how worldbuilding supports mood, theme, conflict, character, culture, and setting—basically everything!” she said. “Often, writers may…

Sponsor spotlight reminder: Edmonds Art Studio Tour Sept. 18-19

Throughout greater Edmonds, Washington From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the weekend of Sept. 18th & 19th, 2021 Edmonds Art Studio Tour is excited to announce this year’s event is being planned as an in-person community engagement, opening the studios of our artists to those interested in purchasing handmade works and learning more about…

Lynnwood artist chosen for state apprentice program

Nonprofit Humanities Washington, the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities, along with The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions, have chosen Lynnwood artist Siyeon Park to receive a grant to participate in this year’s innovative Heritage Arts Apprenticeship program (HAAP). Park and her master, Sinae Joy Cheh of Seattle, are one of the…

Playtime: Gearing up for next week’s return to school

This has been a big week for back-to-school information in the Edmonds School District. We have had an Edmonds School District News email, many virtual school information presentations, and on Friday, a message from the Superintendent. If you missed your school’s virtual meeting, many are posted on YouTube.com/EdmondsSD. I checked the district site and there…

Lynnwood Recreation Center showcases student artists’ work

The youth art gallery at the Lynnwood Recreation Center has returned, featuring “Under the Moonlight” by 9-year-old Bothell artist Nihalee Patel. Patel said she enjoys making artworks that combine elements of fluid abstract art and traditional representational art. On canvas, she seeks out the beauty in nature and has a keen eye for creating bright…

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble to perform at Lynndale Park Sept. 3

The City of Lynnwood will host a free concert on Sept. 3 featuring the Anzanga Marimba Ensemble at Lynndale Park. Community members are invited to attend the toe-tapping concert at the Lynndale Park Ballfield, located at 18927 72nd Ave. W. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more than 20 years the Seattle-based ensemble…

Sponsor spotlight: Include Scotty’s Food Truck in your weekend plans

As you make plans for the holiday weekend, why not include Scotty’s Food Truck as part of your celebration? Chef Scotty will be in his usual Edmonds spot at Five Corners Calvary Chapel this Thursday-Saturday, serving famous Blackened salmon Caesar salad, fish or jumbo shrimp tacos, and more.  Call ahead to avoid the wait: 206-795-1615…

Restaurant News: Enjoy a cultural collaboration of cuisines on a crust

India Pizza! Who knew? Well, we should’ve known. Pizza is the pandemic’s favorite food due to its portability and pricing structure. A circle of dough is an empty pallet waiting to be painted with sauce and decorated with toppings and cheeses — who says it has to be tomato sauce and mozzarella? Based on recommendations…

Everything you need to know about the 2021 Edmonds Arts Festival

Updated to indicate that a vaccination clinic will be available both Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27 and 28. The Edmonds Arts Festival is just a few days away — scheduled for Aug. 27-29 at the Frances Anderson Center and field, in downtown Edmonds. Organizers have changed a few things up in light of the coronavirus…

Recommended Reads: Dark secrets revealed in this small-town murder mystery

Secrets of the Ravine, by Brenda Whiteside Shopkeeper Magpie MacKenzie’s emotions are in turmoil. Questions surface once again about an unsolved murder, and the disappearance of her teenage love from the Ravine decades ago. Will the mystery behind this tragedy in the Ravine finally be solved? Is the answer of what happened to her first…

Welcome to new advertiser Boiling Fish restaurant

We are pleased to announce our new advertiser Boiling Fish restaurant, located in Edmonds’ Highway 99 neighborhood. Boiling Fish is owned by a husband-and-wife team, and they happily invite you to come try their authentic Chinese cuisine. They serve Pork Ribs with Chili Peppers, Broccoli Beef and Mongolian Chicken. They are located near Ranch Market,…

Sponsor spotlight reminder: The Perfect Edmonds Adventure – Cascadia Art Museum

Summer is soon ending and so too are Cascadia Art Museum’s current exhibitions! For the perfect Edmonds summer adventure for any age, come visit Cascadia and experience the untold stories of Northwest art. Cascadia’s summer exhibitions include Origins: Northwest Abstract Art, 1920-1960 and Painted With Light: Northwest Pictorialist Photography 1910-1930. From the non-objective abstract art…

Restaurant News: A sample of food truck fare at this weekend’s Taste Twenty-One

Taste Twenty-One is not your typical Taste Edmonds this year, for sure. This year’s 21-and-older event — running Aug. 20-22 at Edmonds’ Frances Anderson Center playfield — will feature a beer and wine garden and live music, and the Facebook page lists many bands for your enjoyment: www.facebook.com/tasteedmonds. See website for event details and to purchase tickets:…

Sponsor spotlight: Scotty’s Food Truck in Edmonds Thursday-Saturday

Scotty’s Food Truck will be in its usual Edmonds spot at Five Corners Calvary Chapel this Thursday-Saturday, serving great food with fast service.     Summertime in Edmonds is the best, so why not stop b, grab a blackened salmon caesar salad or their delicious fish and chips and head to the beach. Call ahead if…

Online event with authors will address body positivity in youth literature

Sno-Isle Libraries will feature five contributors to the young-adult anthology, “Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories About Living Fabulously Fat,” as guests at its upcoming Aug. 18 Open Book online author event from 6:30-8 p.m. Editor Cassandra Newbould, who is from the Pacific Northwest, will be joined by contributors Catherine Adel West, Kelly deVos, Rebecca Sky…