Cascade Symphony to provide virtual concert Oct. 26

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will be offering its loyal patrons and the chamber music-loving community a “Virtual Opening Night” concert on Monday, Oct. 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. The online performance replaces the first of two remaining 2020 concerts – cancelled due to the pandemic – that would have been held at the CSO’s…

Edmonds Center for the Arts receives $25K award for dementia-inclusive series

Edmonds Center for the Arts announced Wednesday it has received a $25,000 Maude’s Award for Innovation in Alzheimer’s Care. This award recognizes ECA’s Dementia-Inclusive Series and its commitment to the creative and social enrichment of persons living with memory loss and their care partners, the performing arts center said in an announcement. Maude’s Awards for…

Virtual gala and auction raises $310,000 to support Edmonds Center for the Arts

The virtual celebration featured online auctions, a live performance by Seattle soul & funk band, The True Loves, a Zoom gathering where guests could connect and enjoy the evening together, and a Most Spirited Hat photo contest. The event was hosted by emcee Angela Poe Russell of KING 5, and auctioneer Fred Northup, Jr. ECA partnered with…

Recommended Reads: ‘Debriefing The Dead’ a powerful urban fantasy

Debriefing The Dead, by Kerry Blaisdell Hyacinth Finch is having a tough day. She’s found a mysterious rock that has mystic powers. She had no idea that demons, and also the brutal Sicilian Mob, are in deadly pursuit to steal it from her. After the bad guys murder Hyacinth and her sister, they carry away…

Restaurant News: From sushi to gyros, new dining options in Lynnwood

Happy accident: An Amazon return meant a trip to Alderwood Mall. Sad to see former favorite food establishments shuttered, my spirits lifted as I rounded the corner. A new sushi spot — Bitty Fish Sushi — recently opened in the location formerly occupied by Blue C Sushi. I had to investigate and share with readers….

East Coast Enzo’s coming to MLT’s Cedar Plaza

The commercial space next to the Cedar Plaza Starbucks in Mountlake Terrace will be filled by East Coast Enzo’s Pizza, which has another location in Everett, according to NextMLT. The Cedar Plaza space has been empty since Papa John’s Pizza closed earlier this year. East Coast Enzo’s uses the slogan “the original grab-n-go pizza” and…

Cascade Symphony Orchestra cancels fall 2020 concert schedule due to pandemic

Citing public safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cascade Symphony Orchestra is canceling its remaining 2020 concerts at the Edmonds Center for the Arts that were scheduled for October and December. However, the orchestra said it is exploring ways to offer virtual concert performances via various online platforms to help satisfy the public’s…

Playtime: Free and low-cost options for school lunches

In years past, I have always waited anxiously for the Edmonds School District Family and Community Calendar to come out. Since it has all of the important dates — days off, early releases, holidays – I was anxious to get those in my calendar even though I’d often end up surprised by the schedule change,…

Playtime: Workspace options for kids with remote learning challenges

As kids around the country head back to school — many of my friends and family in other states have started their school years already– the typical “first day” photos look much different. Those attending school in person are wearing masks and those learning virtually are in their workspaces or posing with their devices instead…

Mountlake Terrace Restaurant Guide: What’s open during Phase 2

    Here’s the Mountlake Terrace restaurant list — updated Aug. 27 to reflect the status of eating and drinking establishments now that Snohomish County has entered Phase 2 of the governor’s Safe Start plan. As always, let us know about additions and changes in the comments below. Mountlake Terrace Local Food Services during COVID-19…

Recommended Reads: Get ready for spine-tingling mystery at Spook Light Inn

Haunting At Spook Light Inn, by Alicia Dean Camille left Miami for Devil’s Promenade. Her visit to this small town in rural Oklahoma is a quest. She searches for a legendary light, one with haunting effects sparkling in the sky without explanation, or predictability. This phenomenon appears only to some, and over the span of…

Playtime: Many child care, recreation programs available as schools open remotely

This week, the Edmonds School District held two community forums, one to address special education and one to address child care options. Both sessions were recorded and can be watched at YouTube.com/EdmondsSD. The district announced that it partnered with four child care providers to support families during the 2020-21 school year. The YMCA will be…

Recommended Reads: Thriller will keep you guessing from beginning to end

This Is How I Lied, by Heather Gudenkauf Maggie Kennedy-O’Keefe is ready to take a break from her unmarked police patrol duties. She’s eight months pregnant, but not interested in going on full leave quite yet. She’s assigned a cold case to take a new look at with today’s investigative tools, to find the person…

Hemlock State Brewing moves outdoors

For more than a year, the owners of the Hemlock State Brewery have been working to provide outdoor seating. Thanks to a new business permit, the local brewery is able to do so. To help curb the spread of the coronavirus, the state last month imposed new restrictions on brewery taprooms, preventing indoor alcohol consumption…