Edmonds

800 canceled ferry sailings due to tangled crab pot lines

Improperly placed pots caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to three boats in 2017.

Tamia Reese reacts during swim safety lessons Thursday afternoon at the Lynnwood Recreation Center. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Here’s where kids can learn an essential life skill — for free

One way to prevent drownings is to teach kids to swim, and a health agency will cover the cost.

Tamia Reese reacts during swim safety lessons Thursday afternoon at the Lynnwood Recreation Center. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Four wheels and nowhere to go

A safe-parking program at an Edmonds church offers some comfort to those living in their vehicles.

A mother hands her child a strawberry as families with children and teens eat at the Summer Free Lunch Program in the cafeteria at Sunnycrest Elementary on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Lake Stevens, Wa. This is the seventh summer of free lunches in Lake Stevens and the second at Sunnycrest.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A mother hands her child a strawberry as families with children and teens eat at the Summer Free Lunch Program in the cafeteria at Sunnycrest Elementary on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Lake Stevens, Wa. This is the seventh summer of free lunches in Lake Stevens and the second at Sunnycrest.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Bill Akers, a senior vice president at Premera Blue Cross in Mountlake Terrace, is one of the adult players in a decades-long game of tag that inspired the movie “Tag.” Players, all buddies from Spokane’s Gonzaga Prep High School, are in a photo displayed in Akers’ office, complete with signatures. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

In the real-life ‘Tag,’ this local health-care executive is ‘it’

Bill Akers of Premera Blue Cross and nine other Gonzaga Prep “Tag Brothers” inspired the movie.

Bill Akers, a senior vice president at Premera Blue Cross in Mountlake Terrace, is one of the adult players in a decades-long game of tag that inspired the movie “Tag.” Players, all buddies from Spokane’s Gonzaga Prep High School, are in a photo displayed in Akers’ office, complete with signatures. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Mar-ket brings fishmonger and eatery to downtown Edmonds

The new business on Main Street is half seafood store, half quick-service restaurant.

Rotary honors outstanding school staff in Edmonds district

The Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace names an Educator of the Month for the Edmonds School District each month during the school year. Jenica Valdivia, a… Continue reading

Seahawks and other frosted cookies by Schwartz Brothers Bakery​ are among the many Washington products sold on the ferries.​ (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Eat, drink and be merry with gourmet grub on the ferry

Washington State Ferries are a floating food court of favorites from all over the state.

Seahawks and other frosted cookies by Schwartz Brothers Bakery​ are among the many Washington products sold on the ferries.​ (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

Death of woman hit by train ruled a suicide

The woman was struck Saturday evening on the tracks near the Edmonds ferry terminal.

Semi truck crashes into Edmonds home, narrowly missing kids

Police were trying to figure out how it happened. The truck also took out a utility pole.

Pedestrian hit and killed by train in Edmonds

The fatality near the Edmonds terminal shut down ferry operations overnight.

Best time to take a Washington State Ferry in the summer

Summer ferry schedules start June 24. Washington State Ferries plans to post its “best times” for travel soon. Based on last year’s summer’s tips (which… Continue reading

Edmonds Senior Center gala breaks records

The Edmonds Senior Center held its “Flight to the Future” gala dinner and auction on May 5 at the Historic Flight Foundation. The sold-out event… Continue reading

Snohomish County’s parks operations supervisor, Rich Patton, has loved parks almost since he was born. When he was a boy, his dad was caretaker here at Picnic Point Park. Once, Rich helped him build a picnic table from logs. It sat near this grassy spot by the beach. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Snohomish County parks ranger and dad share legacy of service

The father and son have more in common than great memories of hiking, fishing and camping.

Snohomish County’s parks operations supervisor, Rich Patton, has loved parks almost since he was born. When he was a boy, his dad was caretaker here at Picnic Point Park. Once, Rich helped him build a picnic table from logs. It sat near this grassy spot by the beach. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Teen art at Frances Anderson Center — indoors and outdoors

The Edmonds Arts Commission presents two art exhibits by Edmonds students. Edmonds-Woodway High School students Tina Masoum, Hannah Wechsler and Lukas Mraz created “Protect Our… Continue reading

Learn about orcas — and maybe spot one — on a ferry

June is Orca Month in Washington. Throughout the month you can find pop-up presentations about our Southern Resident orca friends on Washington State Ferry routes… Continue reading

How low it can go: Extreme low tides can cause ferry delays

Taking an RV on the ferry this summer? Pulling a trailer? You may be interested in this factoid. (Whether it’s a fun fact likely depends… Continue reading

Edmonds composer to premiere winning “Antarctic” piano piece

Edmonds resident Keva Vaughan-McMorrow is the first woman ever to be selected for a second time by the Washington State Music Teachers Association as a… Continue reading

Foundation awards nearly $400K to south county causes

The Hazel Miller Foundation awarded $250,000 to the city of Mountlake Terrace for the new Ballinger Park Playground. The grant was in addition to $146,000… Continue reading

Festival’s poster artist painted nostaglic Edmonds beach scene

This year’s Edmonds Arts Festival poster features “At the Beach” by Renton artist Ned Mueller.