Home + Work: But have you considered entrepreneurship?

Last week, I (Emilie) was on LinkedIn scrolling through what seemed to be an endless sea of layoff posts. My corporate background is at Amazon, and I am still connected to many people I worked with when I was there, as well as a ton of people in the tech industry as a whole. Given…

Introducing a new column, amplifying ‘The Local Music Scene’

Welcome to the newest monthly column for My Edmonds News, MLTnews and Lynnwood Today. “The Local Music Scene” will highlight local music and our fantastic local musicians. Support your local artists and venues! Here are my top picks for February’s can’t-miss music events. Please email if you want to add upcoming shows featuring local artists or…

Art Beat: Movie night, music, ballet and a reading

Art Movie Night at Graphite: ‘Modigliani’ Friday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Gallery at Graphite 202a Main St., Edmonds The story of Amedeo Modigliani’s bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso and his tragic romance with painter and art model Jeanne Hebuterne. Movies are free, but donations to the nonprofit Art Start Northwest are appreciated. Suggested donation: $5…

Looking Back: Memories of the Great Depression and World War II

When the U.S. stock market collapsed on what is known as Black Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1929, it ushered in almost 10 years of the most severe and long-lasting depression ever experienced by the industrialized world, and as one bank after another closed its doors, our government found it necessary to make fundamental changes in economic…

Healthy eating: Garlicky chickpea soup full of flavor

Domestic and international travel is a wonderful way to explore new cultures and foods. Last year, I had the privilege of exploring Northern Spain and Portugal. It was my first international trip since November 2019. I wanted to explore new territory and part of the enjoyment for any trip is eating new foods. I can…

Art Beat: Theater, exhibit openings, author talk and Comedy Night tickets

You may be entering the dreary season where you long for spring, but there are a lot of artistic opportunities going on to keep you engaged. Phoenix Theatre puts on Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play Feb. 3-26 Phoenix Theatre 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds Dr. Jekyll’s research finds him – as usual – investigating…

The Writer’s Desk: Six things to know before (and after) your book is released

Congratulations! You wrote a book and you’re now a superhero. Whether you’re traditionally or self-published, here are a few things to keep in mind: You can’t please everyone. The more copies of your books sell, the greater the risk of negative reviews. Since sites like Amazon and Goodreads allow the everyday reader a voice, there…

Under the weather: Mostly dry weekend ahead as we inch closer to February

It’s already over halfway through January — time is just flying by, isn’t it? At this time of the year, we’re no strangers to pretty consistent rainfall. After all, climatologically speaking, January is the third-wettest month of the year. So far this month, we’ve been living up to that standard. We had a slow start…

Restaurant News: Harvest Wonton Noodle offers Hong Kong-style fare

The Lunar New Year is celebrated on Jan. 22 this year. It’s the Year of the Rabbit, which seems appropriate because we’re getting overrun by rabbits in our neck of the woods, right? In general, the rabbit symbolizes fertility, luck and creativity. Rabbits also symbolize compassion and intuition. Often associated with new beginnings, these critters are a reminder…

Playtime: MLK Jr. Day tribute, Lunar New Year and Parents Night Out

The 5th Annual Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be at the Edmonds Waterfront Center Monday, Jan. 16. There will be two different events starting with the FREE families and children event in the morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and the ticketed program in the evening. The morning program will include…

Art Beat: High school theater, Art Walk Edmonds and a book reading

If you made a New Year’s Resolution to experience more local art, you are in luck – this week’s options are plentiful. From school productions to improv and from paintings to books, there is something for everyone.  Meadowdale High School presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  Jan. 12, 13, and 14,…

Healthy eating: Festive jam a post-holiday treat

When I was in middle school, I attended a summer camp in New Mexico (which was a long way from my hometown in Missouri) and was immersed in the culture, history, arts, traditions and people, as well as the outdoor beauty of the Four Corners in the Southwest. The camp was established in 1926 and…

Restaurant News: Mocktails make the menu for Dry January

Dry January is a movement that has been around for a decade or so. It’s pretty straightforward — you steer clear of alcohol for the entire month of January. The concept actually originated in the U.K. in 2013, when a nonprofit called Alcohol Change UK started the movement with the goal of raising money for alcohol abuse…

Fitness Corner: A New Year’s note

There’s a collective energy in the air at this time of year. Wafting all around us are feelings of freshness, motivation, potential for change, new opportunities, and chances to make ourselves and our lives better — promoted and perpetuated by newspapers, magazines, books, social media, our friends and family, and of course, ourselves. I’m a…

Playtime: 365 days of art, starlight beach walk, lacrosse clinic

On the last Saturday of holiday festivities in Edmonds, we decided to fully partake, if you will. Leaving the kids at home, we went to the Holiday Market, where we bought ornaments from Mountlake Terrace Technology Student Association and photos of street art from Oaxaca from ArturoTorrresPhotography.com. We took advantage of a special at Fire…

Under the weather: Storm systems continue through the weekend

Happy New Year, everyone! The start of 2023 has been relatively dry thus far, but as we head into the first full weekend of the year, the rain is expected to pick up thanks to a train of several systems headed our way. Compared to what we saw toward the end of December, these storms…

Travel notes: Exploring Egypt’s temples and tombs

Egypt had beckoned me for years — the Pyramids of Giza, pharaohs’ tombs in the Valley of the Kings, incredible history going back 6,000 years — and of course, I envisioned myself riding a camel in the desert. Egypt’s antiquities proved as amazing as anticipated, but the camel ride… not so much. I finally experienced…