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TABLE OF CONTENTS 12

MARKETING

08 Essentials

The latest tips and trends.

12 Life & Community

Great local events and stories.

15 Hometown Experts The best local businesses.

16 Good News

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EDITORIAL

Managing Editor | Patty Hutchens patty@livinglocal360.com

Editor | Jani Gonzalez

The Frog Lady of Edmonds.

20 Edmonds in Focus Art for art’s sake.

22 Athletes of the Month Ferrari Girouard & Biniam Tesfaghaber.

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Creative Director | Whitney Lebsock Senior Designer | Jessica Herbig

SOCIAL MEDIA/EVENTS Media Manager/Events Kelly Williams kelly@livinglocal360.com

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24 Wine & Weddings Trending wedding ideas and perfect wine pairings.

Media Intern | Maddie Russo maddie@livinglocal360.com

ACCOUNTING/OPERATIONS

Managing Partner | Kim Russo Executive Director | Steve Russo

32 Health & Lifestyle

Tips and informational articles about living a healthy, active lifestyle.

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38 Travel & Leisure

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41 Arts & Entertainment

Calendar of great local events, music and shows.

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44 Food & Drink

Discover Edmonds’ tastiest destinations.

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OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, it has become a common theme that has permeated its way through our society. The “sense of entitlement” so many people feel is seen in all generations and economic classes. And while President John F. Kennedy said over five decades ago, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country,” the feeling that we are owed something by society is as prevalent as ever. In the current environment of political campaigns, the question abounds. What is it this candidate will do for ME? I urge you to really stop and think about it. Why would our country, state or community owe us anything? The truth is the only thing we as citizens should expect is that which we have already been blessed with – the freedom to choose how we live our lives and the abundant opportunities we are afforded. It’s time we all should stop and think about what we as individuals can offer our country, state and community to make it a better place for everyone. This month we celebrate Memorial Day. There is no better example of people who have given of themselves than our current and former members of the military. If it were not for their sacrifices, we would not be given the freedom and opportunities we have today. So next time you hear someone express a sense of entitlement, stop and remind them that change starts within themselves. And as citizens of this great country, let’s all remember to thank those who have served in the military. Creating. Connecting. Living Local.

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Practical Living

ESSENTIALS by Peggy Sanders, Sanders Law Group

WHAT IS A LIVING WILL

A BURDEN LIFTED

...AND WHY YOU NEED ONE

“If not now, when? If not you, who?” Hillel the Elder A FEW MONTHS AGO, I had to deal with a heartbreaking situation. A client of one of the professional guardians for whom I do legal work was quite ill and then had a heart attack. When I got involved in the case, she was in a coma and was probably terminal. She did not have a Living Will, and sometime in the past, before she got sick, she had told her partner that she wanted doctors to do everything necessary to keep her alive. Now it was very doubtful that she would ever regain consciousness. The doctors felt they were ethically obligated to keep her alive and wanted to perform heart surgery on her. They admitted, however, that the surgery would probably kill her, but they didn’t want to have to be the ones to make that decision. Who then makes this difficult decision? Family? Loved one? Her partner? Her Guardian? Answer – None of the above. In this case it was up to a court-appointed commissioner. My job was to prepare two petitions for the court. Direct the doctors to perform surgery, which would be expensive and probably kill her anyway, or Give her palliative (comfort) care and let nature take its course.

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In this case, I believe the woman made her own decision, because she died the night before the court hearing. According to Washington State law, an Advance Health Care Directive or Living Will, is a “directive to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment.” A reaction to rapid changes in medical technology and to the social debate regarding the artificial prolongation of life, it provides instructions to healthcare providers and to the family and loved ones about whether or not to pursue life-sustaining measures should a person become “terminal” or in a “permanent unconscious” condition. The law contains specific enforcement provisions that protect the wishes of the patient. Along with a Health Care Directive, as part of an estate plan, it is wise to include a Health Care Power of Attorney. This allows the client to choose someone, usually a loved one or trusted friend, to responsibly carry out and manage the healthcare decisions should that client become incapacitated. Between the two documents the wishes of the client are honored. The burden of having to make a life or death decision is also lifted from a loved one, the family or a friend or even the court system. Living Wills and Health Care Powers of Attorney are part of a good estate plan. The process is fairly simple, and it provides a good opportunity to have the discussion with the family about end-of-life decisions.


SELLING HOUSEHOLD TREASURES RELY ON RESEARCH & RESALE EXPERTS BY SARAH FRIESEN

GIVE DONATE SELL

WILL IT FIT?

ARE YOU CHALLENGED by the daunting task of downsizing and choosing which household goods and treasures you’ll take with you to a new home?

and memorabilia can be challenging for the novice. Here are a few suggested definitions from “Toss, Keep or Sell” by author Harry L. Rinker:

If so, start with three questions, courtesy of author Harry L. Rinker. Does it mean so much to me that I cannot bear to part with it? Do I need it for day to day living? Is it worth paying the price to move?

An “antique” can be defined as an object made before 1963. A “collectible” is an object made between 1961 and 1980. Antiques and collectibles have a stable secondary retail market. You can research values and trust them.

If you answered yes to those, then it is time for the reality check. Will it fit? Downsizing is truly a math game: a 3,000 square foot house will not fit into a 900 square foot apartment. So, what do you do with items you won’t be taking with you? Most individuals use a combination of giving to loved ones, donating and selling items. For many, the “selling” part feels complicated, time-consuming and downright overwhelming. In a nutshell, there are a few resale options. After you move out, estate sales are held inside your home and are ideal when you have a combination of volume, value and accessibility. Auction services are a great solution to use prior to a move, allowing you to sell items as you sort. Some antique stores will offer you a consignment option for select pieces. But how do you know what is valuable and what isn’t? Navigating the secondary (resale) market for collections, treasures

A “desirable” is an object made between 1980 and the present. The secondary market for desirables is speculative – meaning that the value is in a constant state of flux: for example, Beanie Babies. A “reusable” is an antique, collectible or desirable whose primary value is reuse. The vast majority of the objects you will be dealing with fall into this category; their value to buyers is in continued usefulness and is usually five to ten cents on the dollar. Based on these tips, review your treasures to determine if the income potential outweighs the investment of your time. Some Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), will provide future residents with the personalized services of a Move-In Coordinator to provide expertise and guidance, offer referrals and resources and help future residents connect with a reputable auction or estate sale expert. Start as early as possible, so you have time to consider all options.

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ESSENTIALS UNIQUE NEEDS

SMOOTH SAILING THE INS AND OUTS OF BOAT INSURANCE BY TREVOR CAMPBELL, PRESIDENT OF INSURANCE SERVICES GROUP

ENJOYING THE WATER is a way of life in this community — whether it’s taking a stroll along the Edmonds waterfront, getting the kayak out for an evening ride or dropping a fishing line in the Puget Sound, once spring is here, boating season is close behind. To ensure that boat owners experience smooth sailing this time of year, it’s important to understand the ins and outs of watercraft insurance. Protecting your boat can get a little tricky; there is no standard policy, and a number of things must be considered in order to find the very best coverage. This is where working with an independent agent — someone who specializes in boat and yacht insurance and represents multiple carriers familiar with these policies — can help. Boat insurance can be broken down into two categories: • Property Coverages - Damages occurring to you, your passengers or your property. • Liability and Pollution Coverages - Damages occurring to other people or their property. Property: The boat itself is a large part of the property policy. Also included can be the engines (inboard, outboard [IO]), electronics, sails, trailers, sporting equipment or other personal belongings. Different carriers provide various options for each of these. It’s important to think about not only what is covered but also how the policy will pay for losses. Replacement cost (new for old), actual

YO U H AV E O P T I O N S cash value (ACV/depreciated value) and agreed value are all common valuations in policies, but what each valuation pays after a loss is entirely different. For example: Some carriers will offer the agreed value or ACV for the boat, but engines up to five years old might qualify for replacement cost. This is a significant coverage advantage for those who have newer boats or repower an older vessel. If a loss occurs, the replacement cost valuation might provide $10,000 or more in additional settlement per engine! Liability: Like car insurance, liability coverage provides coverage to other boaters and boat owners in the event you are at-fault for an accident on the water. This coverage will pay to repair or replace the other boats, docks or property of someone else as well as for their medical care, lost wages, attorney fees and other costs incurred as a result of a boating accident for which you are at-fault. The liability section of the policy should also include some coverage to pay for wreck removal and fuel spill coverages. One well-known national carrier only provides wreck removal coverage as part of its hull coverage policies. This is a huge problem as the costs associated with removing a wreck diminish the dollars available to replace your boat. Several years ago, a Puget Sound area boat owner sank his boat and was forced to remove the wreck. The owner’s policy paid to remove the wreck, but the hull limit was exhausted, and the boat owner was left with no money to replace the boat.

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The liability section of the policy should also include some coverage to pay for wreck removal and fuel spill coverages. Every boat need is unique, and every company does things a little differently. Your agent should explain the options available, make recommendations and provide some examples of claim experiences. It’s critical the correct options are made in the beginning so if a claim occurs, the right things happen. Taking the time to review your policy and coverages is the only way to ensure your time on the water is as it should be, worry-free. Trevor S. Campbell, CIC, is the President of Insurance Services Group, an Edmonds based independent insurance agency serving auto, home, and business insurance clients throughout Washington and seven other Western States. He chairs the Washington Education Committee for the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. He is a Past President for the Professional Insurance Agents Association of Washington and Alaska and was the 2013 Agent of the Year.

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LIFE & COMMUNITY HEART AND SOUL

HISTORIC AIRPLANES OVER PAINE FIELD

Fast flying, fantastic food and summer fun. Article and photos by Michael McAuliffe

THE EXCITEMENT IN THE CROWD builds as two dark distant dots grow rapidly in the sky. Then comes the noise. The deep throaty growl of powerful 2,000 horsepower Pratt and Whitney aircraft engines reverberates across the airfield. Two flying pieces of history – a dark blue Grumman F6F Hellcat and an even darker blue Grumman F8F Bearcat – scream over the runway centerline, seemingly just a few feet apart, their rapidly spinning propellers slicing through the air. The planes fly so low that the crowd can see the pilots in their cockpits as they pull back their control sticks, sending the historic fighter planes into a steep rapid climb toward the clouds. It’s easy to imagine that you have stepped back in time, and the airplanes are leaping from the deck of an aircraft carrier in the Pacific 70 years ago. Airplane lovers in Edmonds and the greater Seattle area can experience heart-pounding aerial action like this throughout the summer at Paine

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Field in nearby Everett. Vintage airplane enthusiasts Paul Allen, owner of the Seattle Seahawks, and John T. Sessions, each operate a world-class aviation museum at Paine Field, where they share with the public their immaculately restored rare airplanes from the 1930s and 1940s. Allen’s Flying Heritage Collection (FHC) is on the southeast side of the field in a renovated 1940s-era Alaska Airlines maintenance hangar, and Sessions’ Historic Flight Foundation (HFF) is just across the runway. Both museums host visitors year-round, but really take off during the summer flying season, when their multinational squadron of storied warplanes, Mustangs, Mitchells, Messerschmitts, Spitfires, and a Hellcat, Bearcat, Tigercat, Thunderbolt, Tomahawk and Texan, to name a few, take to the sky. Flying demonstrations by these historic airplanes are the centerpiece of aviation-themed summer block parties, like the Flying Heritage

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Collection’s “Fly Day” last June, described above, where their Hellcat and Historic Flight’s Bearcat put on an amazing airshow. Besides fast flying by historic airplanes, these fun community events include fantastic food, aviation history and education, tours, activities for kids, and even opportunities to fly in a World War II bomber. Paine Field Aviation Day The first chance this year to watch the historic aircraft take to the air over Paine Field is Aviation Day on Saturday, May 21. The allday family-friendly aviation celebration takes flight at 8:30am with a 5K run/walk at Historic Flight, on a unique course that parallels one of the airport’s operational runways, followed by a charity pancake breakfast at the firehouse to get everyone fueled up for the day. Then it’s time for fast airplanes and the roar of piston engines from 12 to 1:30pm. At both museums, the airshow experience begins with a front row seat to watch the pilots fire up the planes and taxi them to the runway – so close that you can smell aviation gas from the smoke belching from the engines as they roar to life. There’s also an unobstructed view of the planes as they take off, depart the field, and return for high-speed flying over the field. Among the iconic fighter planes scheduled to fly are Flying Heritage Collection’s P-51D Mustang and P-40C Tomahawk, and Historic Flight’s P-51B Mustang, F8F Bearcat and F7F Tigercat.

HFF’s B-25D Mitchell bomber, and vintage planes from the Cascade Warbirds, will also be in the air. FHC’s distinctive shark-mouthed green and brown camouflaged Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk, sporting the orange winged tiger insignia of the famous World War II Flying Tigers squadron, will evoke memories of Paine Field’s early days as a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps field, when P-40s from the base flew wartime patrols over the Seattle area. Grumpy, HFF’s North American B-25D Mitchell, is a spectacular dark olive green twin-engine bomber, with distinctive nose art depicting its namesake, a famous dwarf from Walt Disney’s Snow White. A low loud pass by Grumpy over the field is a memorable sight, but if you aren’t content to just watch the historic bomber, think about going for a ride. Flights in Grumpy and many of Historic Flight’s other airplanes are available for purchase at events like Aviation Day.

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Young flight enthusiasts can also go flying at Aviation Day. Private pilots from the Young Eagles program will take kids between the ages of 8 and 17 on 20-minute flights, and some lucky kids will get to fly a plane. Registration is first come, first served at the Young Eagles’ tent near the fire station. Fun activities, airplane viewing, educational displays and food will be available at both museums from 10am to 5pm. This includes clowns and activities for kids at FHC, and an afternoon vintage

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vehicle parade at HFF. The $10 event fee includes admission to both museums, so it’s a perfect chance to ride an event shuttle bus between the museums to see both collections and visit the local food trucks serving up tasty Mexican, Japanese and African foods, pizza, burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and a variety of sweets. More Historic Flying Action Don’t despair if you miss Aviation Day, as Paine Field will host aviation events throughout the summer. The Flying Heritage Collection has a busy schedule that includes a free Saturday “Fly Day” each month when several of their planes will fly. Watching the flying is free, but admission is required for museum entry. FHC also has a collection of vintage tanks that will be the center of attention at TankFest Northwest on May 30. Their biggest summer bash, FHC SkyFair on July 30, will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and will feature incredible flying demonstrations from FHC and HFF airplanes, and rare warplanes visiting from other museums. The fun will also include a kid’s area with a bouncy house, PC gaming, a dance band, food, exhibits and vendors. Historic Flight has two notable weekend events on their calendar – Biplane Weekend (June 11 and 12) and Vintage Aircraft Weekend (Sept. 2 through 4). Dozens of pilots will fly in with historic airplanes that will be displayed outside the museum, give rides and join Historic Flight’s airplanes for flying demonstrations. There will also be food, live music, classic cars and World War II reenactors in realistic uniforms with vintage military vehicles.

Step back in time with historic airplanes, vintage tanks and vehicles, World War II reenactors, fast flying, food and fun at Paine Field’s summertime community block parties.

HFF will also host Challenge Air, a unique flight experience for children with special needs, on July 23. Private pilots will take kids with special needs between the ages of 7 and 21 up for flights, and some kids will get to take the controls and fly the plane. As James McGauhey, the chief pilot for the Challenge Air event, explains, “All their lives the handicapped have been told what they can’t do. This time they get to do what most consider difficult – fly a plane.”

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Find additional details about Aviation Day and the other historic aircraft events at Paine Field this summer at: www.painefield. com/198/Paine-Field-Aviation-Day, www.historicflight.org and www.flyingheritage.com. Michael McAuliffe is a freelance writer and photographer living in Edmonds. He can be contacted via his website at www.mcmikephoto.com.

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GOOD NEWS

EDUCATING THE COMMUNITY

THE FROG LADY OF EDMONDS By Beth Bond

The outreach program alone is highly effective in accomplishing educational programs for adults as well as children. When Cueter visits a classroom, she brings along teaching materials that are colorful, factual and easy to understand.

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limy and yucky, is that how you think of amphibians? Unlike adults, most kids are entranced with frogs and toads. In fact, one of the early science units in school is the amazing process of the lowly tadpole becoming a big, glorious green frog. Thank goodness for the “Frog Lady of Edmonds” who visits classrooms with her menagerie of small animals. Not only is it a chance for the kids to gently touch these creatures, but also to learn about their life cycle and habitat. And if lessons of safety, conservation and recycling are also included, well, it’s a win/win for all. Thayer Cueter was a “frog girl” long before she became the famous Frog Lady of Edmonds. Like most youngsters, she began catching and releasing tadpoles and small frogs. And finding an injured or sick small animal presented an even greater challenge. But that wasn’t enough; she pursued a career in herpetology, and ultimately became a licensed veterinary technician. Thayer was worried about conserving the wetlands for her beloved frogs and helping

to protect the species from the endangered list. Today, she is still catching, doctoring and releasing frogs, toads and turtles back into the environment. Founded by Cueter, the Just Frogs, Toads Too Amphibian Center in Edmonds began as a rescue and rehabilitation clinic. But along the way Cueter discovered that she really enjoyed spreading her knowledge of frogs to curious youngsters; of course she had accumulated many charming little –and not so little – green friends by now. With its vast array of various sized terrariums, the Center became a real learning site. It wasn’t long before the Edmonds School District recognized this local treasure, and Cueter has never looked back. She became a regular on field trips and often brought her special friends to the classroom, for a handson lesson. As The Frog Lady, Cueter is a popular favorite at the Taste of Edmonds and the annual Seafair too. Just follow the children to her setup, with exhibits and displays of frogs, toads and even turtles in their natural mini-habitats.

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A natural progression for Cueter and her enthusiastic pursuit to enrich the life of children and frogs was the development of the nonprofit status for Just Frogs, Toads Too Foundation. In 2008 the small board of directors and a staff of eager volunteers formulated a mission statement that announced their active role in protecting amphibians and educating the public in herpetology. Becoming a nonprofit is not a step to be taken lightly. There are certain criteria which must be met. In addition to a clear and concise mission statement, the facility must have strategies in place to make this happen. So, what does the nonprofit Just Frogs, Toads Too Foundation offer the community? Quite a lot actually. The outreach program alone is highly effective in accomplishing educational programs for adults as well as children. When Cueter visits a classroom, she brings along teaching materials that are colorful, factual and easy to understand. Children can get all their questions answered and learn what frogs eat, where they live, and their complete life cycle.


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The adult programs, often offered through city Parks and Recreation departments, consist of lectures and workshops that emphasize the shrinking habitat of these special creatures. And FROG USA is a volunteer organization that monitors and tracks specific species of frogs and toads. For families in our community, there is a chance to learn proper care of frogs, toads and turtles as pets, before adoption. Rehabilitation techniques for injured animals are stressed in the search for temporary rescue homes. To this end, the Amphibian Center at 300 Admiral Way, Edmonds Pier, has become a minimuseum. Displays outside on the patio lead into the adjoining shop with all things “froggy.” Floorto-ceiling space is dedicated to the care and feeding of amphibians. The animal enclosures are down low, just right for the kids to get a good, close look. Every surface shows us decorations, gifts, even jewelry with a frog theme. Believe me, you will never see frogs and toads the same way again. The smooth, continual running of the Amphibian Center really rests with the support of the

For families in our community, there is a chance to learn proper care of frogs, toads and turtles as pets, before adoption. Rehabilitation techniques for injured animals are stressed in the search for temporary rescue homes.

community. Donations, sponsorships and purchases in the small shop keep the Frog Lady happily hopping! Cueter can also put together gift baskets to surprise your interested friends. How about a frog-themed birthday party? (For the child, not the frog!) This might include balloon animals, favors and perhaps a simple craft project. A vital part of the Amphibian Center, of course, are the volunteers, young and old, who have a special spot in their hearts for all things froggy. You will find them in the shop feeding and watering the creatures on display and knowledgeable on all amphibians in their care. A victim of her own success, Cueter is looking for a larger facility to house these delightful creatures. The City of Edmonds is stepping up to this challenge, and we wait to see what happens next. Just listen for sounds like “kreebitt, kreebitt” and hop on the trail, to find Just Frogs, Toads Too. For information on hours of operation and booking a party, visit: Justfrogs.com or email Justfrogs@gmail.com.

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The City of Edmonds Citizen’s Tree Board

PRESENTS

The Seven Myths of Site, Selection and Care of Trees an evening with

Cass Turnbull Thursday, May 5, 2016

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FREE ADMISSION! Cass Turnbull is a well-known and popular speaker, author and teacher. She is a Washington State Certified Landscaper, a Certified Arborist and Master Gardener. Turnbull is founder of Plant Amnesty, a private nonprofit organization that now numbers nearly 1300 members in 46 states and five countries. Plant Amnesty has gained considerable local and national press as the organization strives to educate the commercial and public sectors on responsible pruning and landscape management practices, establishing a standard of quality care for the urban ecology.

*Drawings from “Guide to Pruning” by Cass Turnbull

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ART’S SAKE By Beth Bond Photos courtesy Edmonds Arts Festival he Edmonds Arts Festival arrives for its 59th year on Father’s Day weekend, June 17, 18 and 19. Their group of dedicated volunteers brings together our talented art colony with a chance to display their work for the community at large. The arts festival is managed by an all-volunteer board of directors and more than 20 committees. There are subcommittees for set-up and display, which turn the Frances Anderson gym into a huge walk-through gallery.

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A group of volunteers has been working all year in the procurement of unique and original canvases from our local professional art community. A large spectrum of the group also coordinates the contributions from the classrooms of the Edmonds School District to showcase the individual efforts of their students. The intent of the Arts Association is to produce a not-for-profit event, which will enrich and entertain the entire community and showcase rising young talent as well. There is some serious competition among the professional art community before the public arrives for the festival. Many artists have submitted their works to a panel of qualified judges in the hopes of having that prestigious blue ribbon on their work as it goes up in the gallery. Indeed, passing amongst the paintings, it is fun to critique the judges’ choices. More than 240 artists will set up booths on the playing field, displaying handcrafted

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items from bowls and vases, to sculpture, wood-working, jewelry design and metal motifs, just to name a few of my favorites. Here is where you will also find yard art, garden gnomes, wind chimes, planters and whimsical bird houses. These tented displays act like mini-shops, where the artist is on-hand to tell you how the work was created and answer any questions. This is a great chance to purchase something special for your home or a unique one-of-a-kind item as a gift for a friend. Bring a tote bag (or buy one) to carry around your purchases! Another area is set up on the plaza level, above the library, where parasols shade the tables of home-crafted “soft” wares. Here, artisans show off hanging racks of tie-dyed scarves, T-shirts and dresses. You can also find hand-tooled purses, perfumed soaps, table linens, woven baskets and delicate jewelry. One of my favorite areas to browse is through the pictures and posters of our youngest artists. Last year there were more than 1,000 pieces of art work, submitted from grades kindergarten to 12th grade, all in the Edmonds School District. With that age range, you can imagine the variety of these presentations! Student art also receives special recognition from local jurors, who are familiar with the style of young artists. The Pederson Family Award has been given for the past 25 years to an outstanding student with extraordinary talent; such a prestigious award is much coveted by all entrants. Throughout the weekend, the Kids Corner will be a beehive of activity.

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From face painting to modeling clay, paints and pastels, ages 4 through 12 years can have a hands-on art experience. What better place to explore artistic achievement, than here at the FREE Kids corner? Who knows? You may have the next Picasso, creating a future masterpiece, right here at the Edmonds Arts Festival! For more information, go to edmondsartsfestival.com.


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FERRARI GIROUARD: SENIOR FERRARI GIROUARD has played softball since the second grade. Her dedication to her chosen sport and her academics has proven that with hard work and commitment, one can accomplish their goals. As this year’s team captain, Ferrari has been on the varsity team all four years. Last season she earned the honor of being named the most inspirational player. She also serves as the senior class president and has been on the Associated Student Body for four years. She has done all this while maintaining a 3.91 GPA and serving as the student representative for the Edmonds City Council this year. Ferrari plans to attend the University of Washington in the fall and will either play slow pitch or play on an intramural softball team. “I will study some sort of biology, either focused on the environment or anatomy and physiology,” said Ferrari. “I have always loved helping people and animals, so I could see myself pursuing a career as a paramedic or veterinarian.”

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While Ferrari has played volleyball and ran track in the past, she says there is just not a comparison to softball. “Softball requires more mental strength than other sports I’ve played. That is probably where I have struggled the most; I’ve had to learn to just believe in myself and trust my abilities,” said Ferrari, who adds that her favorite part of the sport is that one wins and loses as a team. “Our team is strong because we all hold each other to high standards, and if a teammate is struggling we put in the extra effort to help them improve...As teammates, you need to bring out each other’s strengths.”


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In the fall, Biniam plans to attend the University of Washington where he will study business administration with an emphasis on finance and economics as well as entrepreneurship. “I believe this would give me the necessary tools in order to achieve a childhood goal of mine which is to start my own clothing line and/or to own a recording studio,” said Biniam, who also hopes to join an intramural sports team at the University. Biniam is grateful to his coach who taught him that nothing is given. “You must always work twice as hard if you want to succeed and be in the position that you want to be placed in,” said Biniam.

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1 - Ferrari is a member of the National Honors Society and maintains a 3.91 GPA. 2 - Ferrari said she loves the feeling of winning a close game. “Everyone is high-fiving and hugging at the end,” she said of post game celebrations. 3 - “I have learned that I had to overcome short-term struggles because there will always be long-term success if I continued to push myself,” said Biniam. 4 - Biniam enjoys training with his teammates and coach. “They all push me to exceed beyond my limits and do more than what I usually can do when I am by myself,” he said. Photo by Just a Whim Photography.

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Wineries By Patty Hutchens & Jani Gonzalez If you are looking to plan a unique experience, either for travel or for your wedding day, why not look to the countless opportunities we have in the Pacific Northwest in the many vineyards that grace our countryside. Many wineries offer a beautiful backdrop for either the wedding, the reception, the rehearsal dinner, or all three! Make your day unique and a reflection of you. Here we offer just some of the places where you can visit on your travels or plan your romantic day. We also offer some of the new trends for today’s bride and groom. Be creative and above all, have fun! Photo by LiLi Photography. EdmondsLivingLocal.com 25


Wedding Cakes This is one area that allows the couple to be as creative as they want! No longer are couples opting for the traditional wedding cake; instead, they are implementing unique creations that include metallic, painted, ruffled and “naked” cakes. Metallic cakes with an art-deco look are especially popular, including geometric shapes that give it a modern feel. Ruffled cakes offer a more elegant look. Naked cakes, which do not have frosting on the sides, expose the cake and filling. And whether it is subtle decorations or solid colored layers, painted wedding cakes are a popular trend for many couples. Be creative and have fun! It’s your special day! Photo by LiLi Wedding Photography. Cake by 7B Custom Cakes and staging by Blooming Event Design.

Lighting... Both functional and decorative, lighting can literally transform your venue for either your wedding or reception into a magical place providing a romantic feel to your already special day. If you are in an outdoor and open area, it can feel large and vast. Lighting can be used to not only define your specific space but can also make it feel more intimate. Luminaries are a great and inexpensive way to help light up an outdoor path. Do you have an outdoor tent? String lighting from above to provide an elegant atmosphere. Photo of Bala Bishop & Maddie Gill (pictured left) by LiLi Wedding Photography, styled by Blooming Event Design. Tux by Larsons Good Clothes.

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Greenery If you want to be a little less traditional in not only your wedding décor, but also your floral arrangements, try “going green.” Using greenery is a great way to tie all of your decorations together – from tabletop centerpieces to a trellis to arrangements placed at the altar and even as cake decorations. You can either combine the leaves of things such as mint, rosemary and ferns with larger and bolder plant leaves or intersperse them with floral arrangements. Any way you utilize the greenery, it is bound to bring a beautiful and lush look to the venue at an affordable price! Photo (right) by LiLi Wedding Photography, cake and greenery styled by Petal Talk, on location at The Lodge at Sandpoint. Staging by Blooming Event Design.

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Wine Barrels Whether it is as a planter or a stand for your wedding cake, using wine barrels in both a functional and decorative way is a wonderful way to add a rustic yet elegant look to your venue. Many utilize a single barrel as a base for a table for those who are mingling, drinking cocktails and enjoying appetizers. Cut one in half, and you have a perfect side table. Others have even used a wine barrel for a guest book, allowing their guests to write their names on it providing the couple with a keepsake they can cherish forever. The possibilities are endless! Photo by LiLi Wedding Photography. Wine and Barrel by Pend d’Oreille Winery, on location at The Lodge at Sandpoint. Flowers styled by Petal Talk and staged by Blooming Event Design.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle 1411 NE 145th St. | Woodinville, WA | 425.488.1133 | ste-michelle.com Make another weekend trip of visiting Chateau Ste. Michelle, or maybe consider it for a destination wedding. Located in Woodinville, outside of Seattle, the winery has existed for just over 100 years, since 1912. Make a summer road trip to attend any of their 2016 Summer Concert Series with legendary musicians such as Paul Simon and Bob Dylan performing among other notable and cherished musicians. The concerts are held at the winery’s amphitheater. Concert-goers are invited to bring a picnic lunch. They also host monthly culinary events from which to choose.

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Icicle Ridge Winery 8977 N Road | Peshastin, WA | 509.548.7019 | icicleridgewinery.com Icicle Ridge Winery has two tasting rooms located in the quaint German-styled town of Leavenworth, Washington. Driving time is under four hours from Coeur d’Alene (224 miles) or about two and one-half hours (134.8 miles) from Seattle. Visiting this winery plus walking around the picturesque town of Leavenworth makes for a perfect weekend getaway. The winery also offers the unique pairing of wine and hiking, called the Wine Hikes. Hike a trail with them followed by a wine tasting back at the winery. Wine Hikes will be held May 28 and June 4, 11 and 18. They will also be hosting the White Party June 25 and the Tuscan Moon Dinner August 6.

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Carl’s Pond Winery, run by friends Gary Sleeger and Frank Reale, is named after Sleeger’s uncle by marriage, Carl Tweiten. Sleeger was inspired by Tweiten who built his home and landscaped the current site of the winery after being blinded in an accident. Sleeger and Reale use grapes from the Yakima Valley and Rattlesnake Hills in their wines. While the winery is currently a work in progress, their wines can be found in a variety of local stores and restaurants around Gig Harbor, or order online on their website. Check in with them this summer at the Sip and Stroll wine function by the Harbor History Museum.

17812 G St., Lakebay, WA | 253.884.5746 | www.trilliumcreekwinery.com Trillium Creek Winery is the hobby-turned-business of Claude and Claudia Gahard. The couple started making wine on the side, and when they purchased their property on the Key Peninsula, they turned it into the Trillium Creek Winery. They grow their own grapes and also purchase them from other eastern Washington farms. Because of their individual tastes for wine – Claude, from France, prefers dry wines while Claudia likes the fruitier ones – they make both. Claudia says they grow their Pinot Noir grapes but bring in the ones for Chardonnay, Merlot, Riesling, Cabernet, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. They recently added a blackberry wine. Boaters can be picked up at the marinas and driven to the tasting room too!

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The benefits of small group training. By Susan Moore THE PROSPECT OF STARTING a healthier life is intimidating. It’s going to take effort, sacrifice and a personal acknowledgment that maybe some of life’s problems are a direct result of the way said life is lived. The idea that it is going to require a change of daily rituals, especially if it will require substantial exertion, is difficult. But even beyond that, when pondering that you want to be healthier an even bigger question erupts. How? There are so many options and opinions that even though you know you need to do something to increase your quality of life, you don’t know who to listen to or what to do. My opinion? Small group training with a qualified coach is by far the best way to go.

Let’s first think about what your other options are: Do Nothing - Yes, this is actually the most common decision made. We have all made this mistake at one point in our lives and nothing good comes out of it. No effort equals no results. Let’s get rid of this option immediately. Personal Training - Personal training definitely has merit. You can get a lot out of a program designed just for you and the personal attention of one-on-one. But you will miss out on seeing other people learn the skills you are learning, which can help keep you motivated and actually increase the learning curve. You see other people struggle and you become not so

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The energy of a small group of people immeasurably increases your likelihood of sticking with a program, and small group training is much less expensive with the personalized benefits of personal training.

alone in yours. Their victories become yours and yours become theirs. The energy of a small group of people immeasurably increases your likelihood of sticking with a program, and small group training is much less expensive with the personalized benefits of personal training. Join a Globo-Gym - This is when you only have to pay a small monthly payment to brave the gym world alone and unafraid. The only time this really works out well is when you have been coached in the past, you know what your goals are and how to get to them, and the gym has the equipment you need to accomplish your mission. If that’s the case my main advice is to video your sets and evaluate before your next one. It can be an incredibly productive way to coach yourself, and you can always post your videos on forums and ask for collective feedback. Otherwise let’s be honest, if you are on a “fitness” machine that is attached to or pointed towards a television, you aren’t going to accomplish anything except exhaustion. True fitness requires you to be present, not being caught up on Maury or ESPN highlights. As far as weight machines go, they too have value but mainly in a rehab setting. Take an Exercise Class - These are choreographed classes set to music that are formatted for everyone to do the same movements as the instructor. It is the instructor’s job to show you what to do and motivate you, but not to coach you in the movements. They can be a fun way to increase your activity, and when you take enough classes a lot of times you can teach some and

get a free membership. The main problems I see with these is that everyone has different needs that aren’t addressed by choreography and that you don’t need any physical education to teach them. The new boot camp trend has group instructors practicing way outside their scope. These instructors aren’t intentionally being negligent but don’t realize how much they don’t know. If you love taking classes that’s great, but remember not to work through pain. If something you are doing in class causes you pain, it’s not okay and it may be time to look for more thorough instruction. Weigh your options and don’t be afraid to try several different classes, groups and styles of training. Try getting someone to embark on this journey with you. Training is always more enjoyable when you aren’t in it alone. Make sure wherever you are you feel good there. There is nothing better than finding your gym family. You don’t have to know anyone at the gym/studio you pick, but you want to be around people who inspire you, care about you and you enjoy being around. One hour of exercise is about four percent of your day. You might as well benefit from every second of it.

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HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS HOW THE AMEN CLINIC BROUGHT HEALING TO TWO LOCAL FAMILIES BY JON JOHANSEN

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“Dear God, if I am not gonna get any better, just let me die.” MY OLD FRIEND “ZACHARY’S” audible prayer shocked my eyes open. I stared, wondering, “What can I possibly say to give him hope?” He continued, “And if You do take me to Heaven, please take care of my sweet family. Keep ‘em safe and provide for ‘em.”

My ol’ buddy – the only one who knows what this is like – is gone for good. There’s no hope.”

The sorrow of the big guy’s words echoed in my ears. After more than a decade of battling trauma, he was physically and emotionally tapped out. After saying, “Amen,” he looked up at me, ashamed. He blew his nose and, with angry embarrassment, rubbed tears away using the backs of balled fists.

“Zack,” I tentatively offered, “according to my buddy, his brain-injured high schooler – failing on a number of fronts despite years of family medical interventions – received fantastic support from Dr. Amen’s people. His clinic recently took two scans of the girl’s brain; had a clinician glean information from the daughter and mom; measured the young lady’s overall health; and gathered all of the above data, with the help of a psychiatrist. They suggested a new medicine that seems to be maximizing the high school girl’s intellectual and emotional health. He swears she’s never been better.”

“So this is what it’s come to,” he croaked, “asking God to kill me.” Then things got real. “Hey,” he queried, “what am I gonna do? My counselor was recently kicked out of his job.

Thankfully, my mind flitted to another burly acquaintance, “Ray Smith,” who recently told me of a group nearby.

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I relayed all of this to Zachary before working up the courage to add, “I know it’s expensive, but I think you’ve got to consider it. Nothing else has worked for you.” Three weeks later, I ran into Big Zack at a coffee shop. His formerly set jaw opened up in a shy smile while he clapped me on the arm. “JJ,” he gushed, his teeth showing from beneath his bushy beard, “I gotta tell ya, it worked.” “What worked?” I asked. “The freaking ‘Ay-Men’ clinic worked!” Turns out that they’d taken him through their entire protocol. “My scans showed damage here and here,” he


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whispered, pointing to the front and left sides of his head. “And when my brain won’t shut off when I try to sleep, it’s ‘cause the middle of it lights up all the time. I’ve gotta go, man,” he continued, stepping away, “gonna go take my wife on a date. But ya know what else? Last weekend, instead of hiding in my room, I played ball with my kids!” Through the window I watched him greet his bride with a bear hug. She looked up at him with tender admiration. He was once again her hero. I can’t pretend to fully understand what the clinic did for these fellas. I just know it worked.

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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Washington wine country By Colin Anderson

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APA AND SONOMA VALLEYS ARE USUALLY TOP of mind when it comes to touring wine country, and why not? For decades, these California valleys have been the quintessential landmark for the American vintner and wine enthusiasts. Today, the region produces some of the more recognizable American wine labels and there are 525 vintners operating in the Napa Valley alone. It’s an immensely popular travel destination, but you don’t have to road trip it all the way to California to find some of the best wines in the country. Washington is catching up to California in the race for the title of Wine Country USA. The growing conditions across the central part of the state mimic that of some of the oldest vineyards in Europe and as the growth and expansion of the wine industry has accelerated, former dusty farm towns have become blossoming tourist destinations. All across the state, you’ll find a wide range of tasting rooms and varietals plus plenty of fun weekend destinations. According to the Washington Wine Commission, in 1996 there were 80 wineries producing about 35,000 tons per year. Flash forward twenty years to today, and there are nearly 900 wineries putting out 222,000 tons - it’s an incredible growth for such a short period. The amount of acreage for growing wine grapes has nearly tripled in that time, and there are currently 13 regions recognized by the federal government as American Viticultural Areas. Washington is second only to California in premium wine production with approximately 16-million cases going out this year. While the bulk of the grapes are grown in the central and eastern parts of the state, there are wineries throughout, making a wine tasting weekend easy no matter where you’re starting from. The Puget Sound Region While only about 200 acres of grapes are grown here, many are surprised to learn that there are nearly 45 wineries from the Canadian border to south of Olympia. Although smaller in size, you will often find unique wines rarely seen elsewhere in the state because of the wetter growing conditions found here. Pinot Noir and Riesling are the most commonly produced, but you can also find Madeleine Angevine, Muller Thurgau, Regent, Siegerrebe, which are most likely grapes you’ve never tasted before. Seattle Wine Tours offers guides and rides around the downtown area tasting rooms, and just 30 miles

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away in Woodinville, you will find more than 100 wineries including the famous Chateau Ste. Michelle as well as small artisan vintners. The Columbia Valley Encompassing almost a third of the state’s land this is where the overwhelming majority of grapes are grown, 11-million acres to be exact. About 30 different varieties of grapes are planted in the region. The most popular wines to come from this area are Cabernet Sauvignon followed by Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling and Syrah. While the Cascade Mountains see a generous amount of rain each year, they stop many weather systems from reaching the central part of the state. In fact, much of the Columbia Valley receives just 6 to 8 inches of rain per year and more than 300 days of sunshine, allowing for a growing season of up to 200 days. Winemakers from as far away as Italy and Australia have moved to the area for its renowned growing conditions. Located within the Valley are Ellensburg, Yakima, the Tri-Cities, and further north, Coulee City and Grand Coulee. Walla Walla Valley The far eastern corner of the state is truly becoming a world famous region as evidenced by the more than 200 wineries operating in and around Walla Walla. There is an incredible variety of experiences to be had here from tasting rooms playing rock music to Cayuse Cellars which only opens its downtown tasting room one day a year to exclusive club members. What is truly unique about Walla Walla is how close you are to so many wineries. Those wanting to stay downtown can find enough places to try for a long weekend or more. Just ten minutes from town are dozens of more tasting rooms, and there are several shuttle services for hire that can plan a custom experience based on your tastes. Spring and fall barrel release weekends bring in an influx of visitors so be prepared to make reservations on these popular weekends and book your stay well in advance. A short drive up the road to Dayton, you will find a less crowded version of Walla Walla and some very impressive wines as well. Wine tasting can often get a bad rap as something pretentious and intimidating if you don’t know much about it. While there are rooms that cater to this crowd across the state, generally you will find fun, knowledgeable vintners ready to help answer your questions. You don’t have to like everything and if something isn’t your favorite or you want to try a few extras without the effects of consuming mass quantities, don’t be afraid to pour your remaining taste out. Generally speaking, tastings run $5 to $15 and that fee is refunded if you purchase a bottle on-site. With nearly 900 options across the state you’re sure to find something that fits your palate. It’s truly impressive to see such immense growth in the industry in just the past 20 years and even better that some of the best wine not just in the country but around the globe, can be found right in your own backyard. Whether you’re a connoisseur or just starting to move from a wine box to a bottle, you’ll find fun, knowledge and perhaps a new favorite no matter where you decide to go.

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The unofficial kickoff to summer is back once again as the 29th Annual Edmonds Waterfront Festival is slated for June 3 through June 5. Since 1988, the community has rallied around this ever-popular event, and 2016 promises to keep the good times rolling. The festival runs from 3pm to 10pm on Friday, 11am to 10pm on Saturday, and 11am to 7pm Sunday. The beautiful Port of Edmonds Marina will again play host, and admission is just $3 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Parking is free and there is also a complimentary shuttle service that runs every 15 minutes. Locations are 4th Avenue and Bell St., 5th and Dayton St., 3rd and Dayton St., Edmonds Interpretive Marsh Trailhead, and the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery. You’ll be dropped right at the front gate avoiding the hassle of on-site parking. There are dozens of fun activities that the whole family will enjoy. The main stage will feature music day and night as well as other performances and demonstrations. Visitors can walk the docks where classic yachts will be on display all weekend, some as long as 73 feet and many built in the 1920s and 1930s. Additional yachts will be on display throughout the festival grounds and owners will be standing by to answer your questions. Looking for something a bit faster? Hydroplanes will also be on display, the same models you’ve seen racing during Seafare and in the TriCities. Opportunities to take in a half-day whale watching tour are available, and kids will enjoy fishing at the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery. There is an arcade, arts and crafts, carnival games and plenty of food and drink. Those wanting to register for the 5k run Saturday morning can do so online. A fee of $25 will gain you entrance to the race and a T-shirt. Sponsored by the Edmonds Rotary, proceeds from this fun family event act as a major fundraiser for programs run by the Rotary. Some of these include college scholarships for local youth, YWCA, YMCA, Boy Scouts, and the Rotary First Harvest service to local food banks to name a few.

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Please remember to leave the bikes and skateboards at home and only service animals will be allowed on the grounds. For the latest information on events and entertainment, sponsorship or vendor information visit www.edmondswaterfrontfestival.org. You can also follow the event on Facebook.

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Garden Market May 2 - June 13

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May Day Celebration

The Garden Market is back in Edmonds for spring! Every Saturday enjoy walking among the vendors’ booths full of flowers, fresh produce, plants, handmade crafts and original pieces of art. Stroll through the Garden Market between 9am and 2pm at the Public Safety parking lot at 5th and Bell in downtown Edmonds.

Join in the May Day Celebration at Woodland Park in Seattle. Dance, sing and help weave the pole at 3pm. There will be games for kids, a potluck dinner and good luck gained by jumping over the Beltane Fire. Wear white and bring flowers for this fun May Day Celebration!

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EDMONDS WA. STATE WATERFRONT AVA WINE FESTIVAL TASTING EdmondsLivingLocal.com

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SKCC TICKET TO BROADWAY: CAROUSEL

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EDMONDS ARTS FESTIVAL


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ECA Presents: Mud Bay Jugglers

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Small Business Seminar

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This startlingly inventive troupe juggles genres as easily as objects, weaving theatre, dance, physical comedy and juggling into a creative and infectious entertainment experience. Come watch this Olympia based group at ECA at 11am. This is a fantastic show for the entire family! Tickets $10.

Learn about marketing, identifying customer needs, why it’s important to advertise, business strategies and generating awareness to your business at this free seminar! Chuck Nau will be leading the discussion starting at 7am. Swing by SnoIsle Tech Center’s acclaimed Le Bistro Restaurant. Free full breakfast is included!

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Watershed Fun Fair

Run Like a Mother 5K

ECA Presents: Grammy Artist Poncho Sanchez

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Come to this free, fun family event! It will be full of exhibits, games, crafts, guided nature walks, and activities especially great for kids. Learn about fish, wildlife, backyard habitat, recycling, energy and water conservation at Willow Creek Salmon Hatchery & Habitat Demonstration Garden. Discover how to keep Puget Sound healthy! 11am to 3pm.

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Take part in this year’s Run Like a Mother 5k at Magnuson Park in Seattle! Enjoy food, refreshments and cool products and services after your race which begins at 9am. There will be a post-race party for the entire family to experience. Come join in the Mother’s Day fun!

A Mexican-American conga player, Latin jazz band leader and salsa singer whose band won a GRAMMY Award for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2000 is playing at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Starting at 7:30pm. For more information visit www.edmondscenterforthearts.org.

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Health and Fitness Expo

Edmonds Art Walk

Aloha Brewfest

From 9am to noon at Edmonds School District Stadium explore over 50 interactive health and wellness booths, free health screenings, and plenty of opportunities to be active in the obstacle course, Kids Fun Run, the bike rodeo, Active Zone and sports clinics. Admission is free!

Every third Thursday of the month. Stroll from gallery to gallery in downtown Edmonds and view the latest artworks and exhibits of the local galleries. Starting at 5pm make Gallery North your first stop and check out their May Exhibit “Heart of the Garden” by Catherine James. Light refreshments will be served.

4th annual Aloha Brewfest at the Mobius Hall located on the UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College Campus. From noon until 5pm enjoy beer from 18 small breweries, Hawaiian music, hula dancing and a Hawaiian lunch. Get your tickets now! www.alohabrewfest.org

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WASHINGTON SEATTLE BREWER’S ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FESTIVAL EdmondsLivingLocal.com

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ECA PRESENTS: MANDY PATINKIN

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BARCLAY SHELTON DANCE CENTRE


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Snohomish County Annual Plant Sale Mark your calendars! Snohomish County Annual Plant Sale is bigger than ever! Shop thousands and thousands of plants and starts at the three parking lots surrounded by the WSU Snohomish County Extension office from 9am until 2pm. Learn to attract pollinators, create a nursery and pick up hard-to-find plant varieties! Visit www.snomgf.org. Photo courtesy Richelle Taylor.

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Food & Drink YOUR GUIDE TO LOCAL EATS

TAPAS, CATERING, & HAPPY HOUR What more could you want?

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Canarino Gelato CaffÈ

Mediterranean Cuisine, Tapas, Flatbreads, Waterfront

Canarino Gelato Caffè has now expanded to include delicious coffee and bakery items. Go in and enjoy their delicious sorbetto and gelato flavors, too! They have 24 different flavors in their display case daily and they rotate flavors depending on the season. They specialize in their affogato: a delicious scoop of gelato topped with two shots of espresso. Canarino Gelato Caffè opens at 6am daily so you can warm up with outstanding coffee before heading to work. 203 5th Ave S Ste 4 | Edmonds, WA | 425.243.9635 canarinogelato.com

TAPAS CATERING HAPPY HOUR 3-6 & 9-CLOSE

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Hamburger Harry’s II

Hamburger Harry’s II is a family owned sports bar and kidfriendly restaurant specializing in gourmet hamburgers, wraps, sandwiches, and more. Dogs are welcome on the deck if on leashes. Trivia night is every Wednesday and they even serve breakfast all day and night. Open Sun-Thurs 11am-8:30pm. Fri & Sat 11am-9:30pm. 610 5th Avenue South | Edmonds, WA | 425.776.6666

Demetris Woodstone Taverna

Looking for the best tapas in Western Washington? Look no further than Demetris Woodstone Taverna. Treat yourself to delectable food, an inviting atmosphere and supreme service. Located steps from the ferry dock overlooking Brackett’s Landing with water view. The menu includes fresh seafood, mouth watering flatbreads and much more. Join them for lunch, happy hour and dinner daily and international brunch on Saturday & Sunday. 101 Main Street | Edmonds, WA | 425.744.9999 www.kafeneowoodstonegroup.com

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WINE & BEER LOCKERS

Salt & Iron

A comfortable dining experience that includes local oysters, steaks and great American cuisine. Salt & Iron’s dining room brings a brighter and more welcoming dining atmosphere to the Downtown core. It’s located just a short walk from the Kingston Ferry and the iconic Edmonds Fountain. A full bar provides craft cocktails, local wines and draft beers to accompany the dining experience. 321 Main Street | Edmonds, WA 425.361.1112 | saltniron.com

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Chanterelle

Located in a charming historic building three short blocks from Puget Sound, Chanterelle is the go-to spot in the heart of town for everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner to happy hour, cocktails, desserts and coffee drinks. (The famous tomato bisque is not to be missed...the Governor called it the best tomato soup in America!) With its welcoming interior, friendly staff, and especially the delicious food, it’s no wonder that Chanterelle is known as Edmonds’ Hometown Bistro.  316 Main Street | Edmonds, WA 425.774.0650  |  www.chanterellewa.com

Lake Forest Bar & Grill

www.fortalezawinelockers.com

Classic American food, high quality ingredients, and affordable prices are what you’ll find at this neighborhood favorite. Fresh local vegetables, organic breads, Northwest caught salmon, and regional beer and wine all add to the local flavor. Happy hour 7 days a week and open weekends for brunch! 17535 Ballinger Way NE | Seattle, WA | 206.364.1261 lakeforestbarandgrill.com

(425) 522-2576 Downtown Edmonds

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Elegant Gems, Ltd. The rarest gemstones on Planet Earth

Sean Hill designs, hand-made in Tucson, Arizona, are featured in prestigious galleries including the Los Angeles Philharmonic gallery, the San Diego Art Museum, the New York Museum of Art and Design, the Palm Springs Art Museum and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Sean’s work can be found in high end galleries such as El Paseo (Palm Desert) and the Pinnacle Gallery in Scottsdale, and in Washington State, exclusively at Elegant Gems.

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