Civic Almanac

  • Tue Aug 21st, 2012 7:20pm

Taste tips ring in $5K for kids club

That’s one hefty tip jar.

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is donating a record-breaking $5,839 to the Edmonds Boys &Girls Club – the result of tips received from patrons of the beer and wine gardens at the A Taste of Edmonds festival.

A check presentation had been set for 7:30 a.m. Aug. 22.

“The number of children enrolled in our after-school program is projected to be up from last year so the timing of this donation is perfect,” said Mike Kranz, unit director for the club, in a press release.

Chamber President Ron Clyborne also credited the volunteers who make the Taste festival possible. “The donation to the Edmonds Boys &Girls Club represents the teamwork of the Edmonds community,” he said.

Past donations have paid for a complete exterior painting of the primary building in downtown Edmonds and the upgrade of play equipment for kids who depend on after-school care at the club.

Civic briefs

• The city of Edmonds is considering incorporating the Port of Edmonds’ Harbor Square Master Plan into the city’s Comprehensive Plan. A planning board work session is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in the council chambers, 250 Fifth Ave. N. More information about the plan is available in the city’s website, at Contact associate planner Kernen Lien with questions at

• Forever Home Dog Rescue, a Mountlake Terrace nonprofit, recently received a grant to buy Thundershirts, a brand of jacket that uses gentle pressure to calm dogs. The grant came through The goal is to reduce stress and anxiety in shelter dogs, in turn making them more adoptable.