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INDOOR GARDENING
Choose the right plant for your home or garden

For those who have no space for a garden, such as city gardeners, or for those who simply yearn to be surrounded by greenery all year long, even during the long winter months, the indoor garden is just what the doctor ordered.

Indoor gardens can transform a stale room into a vibrant living space. House plants have been proven to clean and clear air in a house or apartment; plants are the other end of the gas exchange between flora and fauna, exhaling oxygen after respirating our CO2 emissions. In the process they do a huge part of filtering the air in your home.

While they do require a firm commitment for watering and feeding, plants can be a front-line against dust and allergens. In exchange, you can enjoy your indoor garden all year long, gaining both greenery and color in your interior design. There are varieties of plants that are suitable for indoor gardening; some require less attention than others, so take your schedule and commitment level into consideration when selecting your indoor plants.

Edmonds Indoor Garden
23303 Highway 99, Suite A     Edmonds, WA 98026    425-673-2755

For more information visit http://indoorgarden.com/store/

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA—See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention.

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Slow-Smoked BBQ Cooked to Perfection

We now have a local BBQ man in town. He just arrived a couple of weeks ago and is located under Hamburger Harry’s on Howell  between 4th & 5th Ave S. 

Are you planning a party but the thought of cooking for all those guests makes you cringe? Have it catered by Robs Smoke Pit BBQ, and you’ll actually get to enjoy your own party. Whether it’s a catered event, a backyard party or tailgating you have in mind, we would love to provide succulent pulled pork sandwiches, juicy spareribs, tender brisket and mouth-watering side dishes for your special event. It has taken years for us to develop our recipes and skills, and you can benefit from our expertise. Call Robs Smoke Pit BBQ today!

For more information visit: http://robssmokepitbbq.com/home.nxg

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA—See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention.

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Support our local Shops and Businesses  –  Think Local… Look Local…Preserve Edmonds!

 Two days ago was Black Friday but My Edmonds News didn’t go to the mall, online or even to the next city for after-Thanksgiving holiday shopping. That’s because we’ve made a commitment to “Shop Hyperlocal for the Holidays” and are encouraging our readers to do the same. Visit http://www.myedmondsnews.com/ for more information.

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Why Shop Local?

Eat Here or We Both Go Hungry
 Top Ten Reasons to Shop Local

We all know how fun it is to shop locally in Edmonds, but there’s more to it:

1. Protect Local Character and Prosperity

Edmonds is unlike any other city in the world. By choosing to support locally owned businesses, you help maintain Edmonds diversity and distinctive flavor.

2. Community Well-Being

Locally owned businesses build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes.

3. Local Decision Making

Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions.

4. Keeping Dollars in the Local Economy

Your dollars spent in locally-owned businesses have three times the impact on your community as dollars spent at national chains. When shopping locally, you simultaneously create jobs, fund more city services through sales tax, invest in neighborhood improvement and promote community development.

5. Job and Wages

Locally owned businesses create more jobs locally and, in some sectors, provide better wages and benefits than chains do.

6. Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity, and serves as a key means for families to move out of low-wage jobs and into the middle class.

7. Public Benefits and Costs

Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.

8. Environmental Sustainability

Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers-which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution.

9. Competition

A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.

10. Product Diversity

A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA—See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention.

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Santa & Tree Lighting Ceremony

 

Saturday, November 27th 4:30 PM  –  Centennial Plaza (5th & Bell)

This great celebration including cookies & cider, entertainment, Christmas carols, and of course a visit from Santa.
Santa photos were offered at the Edmonds Conference Center after the ceremony.

This starts the holiday season in Edmonds. Be sure to visit Perrinville, 5 Corners, International District, Westgate, Firdale Village and downtown for you holiday shopping needs. Don’t forget the many restaurants & coffee shops you can. Many shops and restaurants provide Gift Certificates.

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA—See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention.

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Traveling daily between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail, Amtrak’s Empire Builder provides the perfect way to experience the rugged splendor of the American West.

The mighty Empire Builder takes you on an exciting adventure through majestic wilderness, following the footsteps of early pioneers. en

From Chicago, you’ll have magnificent views of the Mississippi and see the glowing night skyline of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Awake the next morning as you cross the North Dakota plains and travel over the spectacular Gassman Coulee Trestle. Skirting the Missouri, you’ll cross into the Big Sky country in Montana. Visit Glacier National Park during the Centennial celebration, and enjoy educational programs, art events and special activities commemorating the 100th anniversary of the park. From Spokane, you can continue on to Seattle or head down the Columbia River Gorge toward Portland for spectacular views of Mt. Hood and Beacon Rock.

For more information visit Empire Builder 

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA—See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention.

 

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What is Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a time when the Pilgrims came to America and celebrated by having a feast with some Native Americans in the area that helped them get food. It was a huge feast with many people there. Today we celebrate Thanksgiving as a time to get together with family or friends. Turkey is definitely a popular food on Thanksgiving! It is a joyful celebration!

From me and my family have an enjoyable Thanksgiving.

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA—See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention.

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Here’s a great Community Event. With the weather we are having, this could be a great place for people in need. Please help your neighbor or friends who are not able to leave town, have no power or know one is coming to see them.

Westgate Chapel is opening its doors for,

Thanksgiving Dinner

Roast Turkey • Dressing • Yams • Potatoes & Gravy • Corn • Relish Trays • Rolls • Pumpkin Pie

Thursday Thanksgiving Day, at 11 am, 1:30 pm, & 3:30 pm

Children’s Crafts & Gifts • Music • Family Photos • Food & Clothing Bank • Free Transportation • Deaf Interpretation (3:30 pm only)

Location: 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, Washington 98020

For more information visit Thanksgiving Dinner

* I would like to thank ALL of the service groups helping in the City of Edmonds.*

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA—See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention.

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Seaview Park

 Location:   80th Street West and 186th Street SW, Snohomish County, within Edmonds City limits

 Size:   5.5 Acres

 Ownership:     City of Edmonds Parks and Recreation

 Status:  Neighborhood Park / Zoned Public

 Existing Facilities:   Tennis courts (2), children’s play area, open lawn, picnic area, restroom, softball/baseball field, soccer field, basketball court, parking

 Planned Improvements:   Annual repair and upgrade to facilities and fields. Resurface tennis courts and pathways. Renovate entire ballfield. Resurface parking lot and improve trails.

 Comments:   Site is ideal neighborhood path with combination of amenities to serve community needs. Purchased and developed with LWCF funds through IAC. Protected as a public park through deed-of-right.

For more information visit Edmonds Parks & Recreation

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA—See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention.

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There’s not a whole lot to Herfy’s Burgers & Shakes in Edmonds. It’s affordable, casual, quick-serve eatery specializing in charbroiled burgers and milkshakes.

A “small” order of crinkle-cut fries proved so large I debated offering to share them with some hungry folks waiting for their food. Shakes are made with real milk and soft-serve ice cream that come in several sizes. A small blackberry shake was so satisfying I had to fight the urge to return for another. Lucky you. You don’t have to. You could try the blueberry, butterscotch malt, or any of Herfy’s approximately 20 other flavors (not counting the unique combination you might invent when you visit).

Finally, a nod to history. Once upon a time, Herfy’s was a popular Seattle-area burger chain. Although the chain is long gone, the name Herfy’s lives on in a couple of independently owned locations in the Puget Sound area.

They are located at 23029 100th Ave W in the Westgate area and you can call in your order at 425-776-8811.

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA—See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention.

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TURKEY TROT – Free walking event

Saturday November 27, 2010 Edmonds

Welcome to Sound Steppers Volkssport Club

Sound Steppers Volkssport Club is an organization which promotes non-competitive volkssports.

Popular sports (volkssports) are walking, bicycling, swimming, cross country skiing, skating, snowshoeing etc. which are non-competitive and have no specified time limits or “winners.” Walking events (volkswalks) are the most popular.

Three Walk Distances

5K – Rated 2

This walk goes through the Town of Woodway, on sidewalks and quiet streets.  You will see large homes, wooded acreage and horse corrals

10K – Rated 3

This walk is on sidewalks to the Edmonds downtown and waterfront, with a return through the Town of Woodway.

20K – Rated 3

This walk is a tour of Edmonds parks, Golf Course trail, Edmonds waterfront and return through Town of Woodway.

Start Times:  8am to Noon        (Please start by 9:00 am for 20K)       End Time: 3pm

Start Point is Former Woodway High School, 23200 100th Ave West, Edmonds

GPS calls this Old Edmonds Woodway High School, Home School Resource Center.

For more information visit Volkssport – Turkey Trot

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA—See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention.

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