Edmonds Arts Festival announces entertainment acts

Free live entertainment is a big part of the annual Edmonds Arts Festival, and this year is no different. The festival has selected nine bands to perform at the Main Stage during the Festival, which takes place from August 27-29 at the Frances Anderson Center on Main Street. If you’re looking to take a break…

Robin Weiss painting selected for 2021 Edmonds Arts Festival poster

The 2021 Edmonds Arts Festival poster will be graced by an image of “Market Day in Edmonds,” an oil painting by nationally known local artist Robin Weiss. Growing up in Ohio, Weiss began drawing at an early age. His first art teacher and mentor, Louis Penfield, encouraged him to sketch and paint from life. They…

Recommended Reads: Ghosts and romance in ‘Sweet Dreams at The Palace Hotel’

Sweet Dreams at The Palace Hotel, by Stella Jayne Phillips Do spirits in a haunted hotel show glimpses into the future, or merely reenact the past? It’s a question posed in the first book, Sweet Dreams at The Palace Hotel, in the paranormal Creekside Dreams series by author Stella Jayne Phillips. With a mix of excitement,…

Playtime: Places to chill, summer meals for kids, parks survey

Any heat wave brings out the “I had to walk to school, uphill both ways” in me. I had an infant during the heat wave of 2009 that you’re hearing about in the news this week — the hottest day on record was 103 degrees on July 29, 2009. Over the boring retellings, which I’ve…

Edmonds Center for Arts’ Spotlight Summer Series starts June 24

The Edmonds Center for the Arts is sponsoring its first-ever Spotlight Summer Series, kicking off on June 24, 2021. This series of nine events can be experienced via livestream from the location of your choice, in-person in ECA’s theater (open at limited capacity with mask and distancing requirements), or in-person in ECA’s parking lot. Tickets range…

New sculpture at Edmonds College honors orca whales, Tulalip traditions, family

Artist and Tulalip Tribes member James Madison has installed a new sculpture at Edmonds College. Madison combined traditional forms and contemporary techniques to depict three orca whales. “This beautiful sculpture speaks to our college’s values and sense of community,” said EC President Dr. Amit B. Singh. “We thank James Madison for this honorable tribute that…

Sponsor spotlight: Edmonds Arts Festival opens virtual poster shop

Edmonds Arts Festival posters are known for their beautiful and eye-catching art. However, those posters can be hard to come by once the festival is over. The good news is, now you can get copies of all the Edmonds Arts Festival posters in our new and improved festival merchandise shop. Each year, the festival board…

Sponsor spotlight: Many different dinner options at Scotty’s Food Truck

Want a healthier choice for dinner this week? Stop in at Scotty’s Food Truck and have his famous blackened salmon Caesar salads. Grab the kids an order of crunchy, moist fish and chips. Serving a crowd? Order a couple “hunks ” of blackened salmon to take home. The salmon is great on top of creamy…

Kids Are Bookin’ It: Middle grades will enjoy this STEM-inspired adventure book

The Antidote, by Susan McCormick Recommended for Middle Grades and Older This adventure book is further proof of how fun STEM information can be, and how important to have that knowledge when you wage battle against an evil paranormal being. Alex discovers that he’s different than the other kids at school. He has powers that he…

Sponsor spotlight: Treat Mom to Scotty’s Food Truck fare this weekend

Scotty’s Food Truck will be in its usual spot for Mother’s Day weekend — in the Calvary Chapel 5 Corners parking lot in Edmonds. Scotty’s is always at this location on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Stop in and get the family blackened salmon Caesar salads for a “no cook” dinner. Call ahead ata 206-795-1615 if you…

Reminder: Lynnwood Convention Center hosting Artists’ Reception May 6

The Lynnwood Convention Center invites the public to meet the visionaries behind the latest art exhibits, “Northwest Enterprise: Working in the Northwest” and “Northwest Eden: Trees, Plants and Gardens of the Northwest” on display now through June 2021. The convention center is holding a public Artists’ Reception on Thursday, May 6, from 6-8 p.m. During this…

Restaurant News: Yua Ramen full of surprises, plus Mother’s Day dining ideas

A reader’s tip on his favorite ramen was well received! Yua Ramen is full of surprises. Located front and center in the Ranch Market complex (22511 Hwy 99 Suite 105, in Edmonds), Yua Ramen took us by surprise, a pleasant one assuredly. The dining room atmosphere is comfortable. Soft jazz music sets a mellow tone. Wait…

Small Business Administration reopens grant applications for shuttered venue operators

The U.S. Small Business Administration on April 26 will reopen the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief. “We recognize the urgency and need to get this program…