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  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 1:11pm

Local family buys Edmonds yacht dealer

Edmonds Yacht Sales has been a fixture on the Edmonds Waterfront since it was established in 1971.

Now, the company has been purchased by the Linnane family of Edmonds. The family has extensive entrepreneur experience in the marine industry, a press released issued Oct. 24 said.

Members of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, residing in Edmonds since 1973, the Linnane family previously owned and operated one of the oldest and longest running ski and snowboard schools in the Puget Sound region, Ski Klasses Incorporated.

Edmonds Yacht Sales is the exclusive Northwest dealer for Albemarle Boats, widely regarded as one of the finest sport fishing or cruising boats in the world, Edmonds Yacht Sales officials said.

Edmonds Yacht Sales is a member of the Northwest Marine Trade Association and the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association and participates in local boat shows. The company is a full-service yacht brokerage with a wide variety of brokerage boats available.

Mystical Door Tour promises intrigue

Indulge your fantasies. Take the bold step. Cross the threshold and enter the magical worlds of ArtistsConnect’s Mystical Door Tour.

The tour runs from Nov. 8 to Dec. 8, and is hosted by 20 downtown Edmonds merchants, according to an ArtistsConnect press release.

Each of the merchants will have a unique Mystical Door, and each of the 20 doors will be entered into a raffle.

Maps and more information are available on and with each participating merchant during their regular business hours.

Each miniature door is a fantasy created by a different ArtistsConnect member. Look through each doorway and fall into – a faraway kingdom, a land of fairies and sprites and elves, or a closet packed with hidden mystery.

Tour attendees should start at Nama’s Candy Store, by the fountain at Fifth Avenue and Main Street, downtown. There, attendees can pick up a tour passport, which includes a map for the entire tour, and other information about the tour, the press release said.

For more information, visit, or any of the participating merchants.

Buddy Poppy drives set for Veterans’ Day

If it is Veterans’ Day, it is time for Buddy Poppy fund drives.

Edmonds’ Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8870 is preparing three. The fund drives raise money for veterans who need financial help or other assistance.

As usual, the Ladies Auxiliary will also participate. They are hosting their own fund drive.

The Buddy Poppy drives will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday next week, Nov. 9-10.

The two groups will be available at four locations during those hours, including the QFC on Edmonds Way, the Safeway on Highway 99, and Shoreline’s Central Market, and Shoreline’s TOP Foods, just off Highway 99 near 175th Avenue West.

The Buddy Poppy drives help with assistance for needy veterans in the community, and also help fund two veteran homes in Washington – one in Orting, and one in Retsil.

All funds collected will be donated, VFW officials said.

Already this year, the Post has donated nearly $8,000.

Get your body ready for skiing

Edmonds Parks and Recreation is offering a ski conditioning class to get you ready to hit the slopes.

Balance, agility, coordination and strength are incorporated into class using many resources, from your body weight, medicine balls, stability balls and more. This class is great for skiers or anyone looking for a new challenging workout.

Classes are offered from 10:30–11:30 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Nov. 5-28. The classes cost $53. To register, or for more information, call 425-771-0230, or visit

Double-decker bus headed for Edmonds

A new sort of ‘Double Tall’ has landed in Edmonds.

This double tall isn’t caffeinated, though. It is not even a beverage: It is a bus.

Community Transit’s new double-decker bus started serving Edmonds and South Everett Monday, Oct. 29, the agency said.

From Oct. 29 to Nov. 9, The Double Tall will make morning runs on Route 405, picking up riders from the Edmonds Park and Ride at 5:14 a.m. and dropping them off in Seattle.

The bus won’t continue regular service in Edmonds, though.

The Double Tall will continue to switch routes every two weeks throughout its first year of service.

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