Recommended reads: ‘Suddenly Snow’ a sweet novel for the holidays

Suddenly Snow, by Susanne Bacon Stranded by a sudden snowstorm, in the small and isolated Victorian town of Wycliff, all the holiday day-tripping tourists enjoying the sights are stuck. Fortunately for the stragglers desperate for a warm place to stay, The Gull’s Nest Bed and Breakfast has some room left. When the last of the…

Restaurant News: Takeout and dine-in Thanksgiving options

Many people find cooking a big holiday meal overwhelming.  We’re fortunate to have many options for ordering a Thanksgiving feast.  Here are just a few of the options.  Please call ASAP as many of these places are almost sold out.  Some have in-person dining that require reservations.  Don’t delay if you want to enjoy turkey…

Playtime: Edmonds School District Preschool, teen activities and Girls on Run

Last weekend, while trying to stay the course during a power outage, the kids and I packed up our book report, history notes and rechargeable batteries to the Lynnwood Library to use their lights, Wi-Fi, outlets and heater. We had friends charging up at their hockey practices and others just resorting to candles for the…

Recommended reads: ‘The Everlasting Gift’ an uplifting story of love and hope

The Everlasting Gift, by David-Matthew Barnes Do whatever it takes to bring some sunshine into this world. A noble thought but easier said than done. Oh! How the effort creates the potential for unexpected, and even life-changing results, with ripples in so many directions. In the poignant book The Everlasting Gift, Sharleen has an incredible…

Application deadline Dec. 2 for Cascadia Art Museum teen ambassadors program

Cascadia Art Museum has extended the deadline to apply for its Cascadia Teen Ambassadors program to Dec. 2, 2022. Cascadia Teen Ambassadors (CTA) is a group of high school students in grades 9-12 from Snohomish and North King counties who provide insight on Cascadia programming, help create and facilitate new initiatives, and raise awareness for Cascadia….

Restaurant News: Broadway Pea Salad similar to that served at Scott’s

Recently I reached out to readers asking them for favorite dishes at local restaurants that they would like to recreate at home.  Someone immediately commented that they wanted Scott’s Bar and Grill Broadway Pea Salad — a dish that I know is iconic to the restaurant. I reached out the general manager as well as…

Artists sought for large-scale work near MLT light rail station

The City of Mountlake Terrace has issued a Call for Artists to produce an installation for a new pedestrian plaza. Proposed artwork should be relevant to the community, site-specific and long lasting. “We’re especially interested in creators from the Pacific Northwest,” said Renee Norton, a recreation supervisor who is the city staff liaison to the…

Sponsor spotlight: Scotty’s Food Truck special this week — Fresh Dungeness Crab Roll

Scotty’s Food Truck will feature a Fresh Dungeness Crab Roll special this week. Enjoy a Dungeness crab salad on a fresh grilled roll, served with fries. The truck will be in Edmonds’ Five Corners neighborhood Thursday-Saturday. Call ahead to avoid the wait: 206-795-1615 Five Corners in Edmonds 8330 212th St. S.W. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4-7:30…

Playtime: Halloween events, hockey for free and high school information nights

Getting the most bang for my buck on a kid’s Halloween costume was a big priority when they were younger. Now that they’re older there are fewer pre-func opportunities and in our case, waning interest as well. On top of the return of Halloween Trick-or-Treat Night in downtown Edmonds after a COVID hiatus, I found…

MLT mayor, councilmembers celebrate opening of Zeeks Pizza

The Mountlake Terrace City Council formally welcomed Zeeks Pizza to town with a ribbon cutting Thursday night. Mountlake Terrace Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright led the sunset ceremony, joined by Mayor Pro Tem Bryan Wahl, Councilmembers Rick Ryan and Laura Sonmore, and city staff. Zeeks Pizza opened in August at 24015 Van Ry Blvd. The restaurant…

Recommended reads: Exciting adventures await in paranormal romance ‘The Nighthawkers’

The Nighthawkers, by Amy L. Bernstein Archaeologist Pauline Marsh may be haunted by the past. She’s hearing paranormal voices in her head that other people don’t. These voices want something. They’re looking to reconnect with love, and they are reaching out to Pauline for help. Why Pauline? With the difficult, lonely childhood Pauline emerged from,…

Sponsor spotlight: It’s clam chowder weather at Scotty’s Food Truck — in Edmonds’ Five Corners neighborhood Thursday-Saturday

Scotty’s Food Truck will be in Edmonds’ Five Corners neighborhood Thursday-Saturday this week, serving up steaming bowls of their famous clam chowder, along with Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad, fish and chips and more seafood delights. Call ahead to avoid the wait: 206-795-1615 Five Corners in Edmonds 8330 212th St. S.W. Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4-7:30…