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Edmonds’ Waterfront Coffee Co. unveiled the Little Free Library about the size of an old tube TV.

The concept of the “library” is simple: If you like a book, take it, and put one back. The concept started in Wisconsin and has picked up steam after being profiled in USA Today and on NPR and NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams. “I came up with the idea after watching Brian Williams on the news,” said Waterfront Coffee Co. owner Steve Balas. “I wanted to do something for the community and to bring people down to the waterfront.” The Edmonds Little Free Library is the first in Washington state and No. 858 in the world, said Balas, who built the library himself. The goal is to break Andrew Carnegie’s record of creating more than 2,500 libraries, according to the Little Free Library Web site. Since the idea is to incorporate the history of a community into the library, Balas decided to tip his cap to Edmonds’ history of shingle mills. Balas looked at historical photographs and went to work. The completed library, called “Cedar Shingles Mills of the 1800s,” features wood shingle, a class cover and black smokestack. It sits on a post. Copy provided by Edmonds Patch. 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 REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He lives in Edmonds and in his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.

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Animal Planet’ host appeared at Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Demo Garden

on Saturday February 11th.

Television personality David Mizejewski – host and co-producer of “Backyard Habitat” on the Animal Planet television channel – was the special guest in Edmonds Saturday at a winter celebration of the Wildlife Habitat Demo Garden, located at the Willow Creek Hatchery, 95 Pine St. (just off Highway 104).

Prior to Mizejewki’s appearance, the Edmonds Backyard Wildlife Habitat group hosted a training class on participation in the Great Backyard Bird Count. In addition, a work party was scheduled with EBWH partners People for Puget Sound and the Washington Native Plant Society. All of the days events were free.

Mizjewski has made numerous appearances on gardening and daily talk shows, including NBC’s “Weekend Today Show” and iVillage “Live,” HGTV’s “Gardening by the Yard,” and “The Martha Stewart Show.” He is a regular speaker at conservation, wildlife and gardening conferences and events, both nationally and locally, and is the author of Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife.

For more infromation click Edmonds Backyard Wildlife Habitat

For more information about David Mizejewski click here

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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 REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He lives in Edmonds and in his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.

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The Economic Development Department proactively works to strengthen the Edmonds economy, create a more business-friendly environment, and add commercial amenities for residents and visitors to enjoy. If you’re thinking of opening a business in Edmonds, check in with the Economic Development Department first and let us be your guide at City Hall.

The Economic Development Director acts as the primary liaison between the private sector and city staff. Services include:

•Site selection assistance

•Business recruitment & retention

•Film/ TV industry location help

•Interdepartmental coordination and follow-up on questions or concerns from the business/ development community

•Public relations regarding business and economic development issues

The Economic Development Department works with other city departments and elected officials on policies to bolster the retail and commercial sectors. We also meet regularly with local businesses, property owners, and associations.

For more information visit 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. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.

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Barclay-Shelton Dance Center offers a variety of dance classes for all ages. Classes include ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, modern, lyrical, pointe and combo/split classes for younger dancers. There are performances throughout the year and auditions for a variety of performance groups. The owner, Leanne Shelton, brings decades of experience to each class to ensure students receive a well-rounded dance education.

Dance styles: Ballet, Hip hop, Jazz, Modern

Location: 413 Bell St, Edmonds, WA 98020

Contact: 425-776-8111

For more information visit Barclay Shelton Dance Center

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. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.

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One of Washington’s most picturesque waterfront communities, Edmonds offers visitors a seaside ambiance and residents an appealing, small-town quality of life.

Established as a logging camp over 100 years ago , Edmonds is now home to a marina and fishing pier, a senior center, and numerous beaches, parks, shops and restaurants. Other amenities include a well-respected school district, comprehensive healthcare through a regional hospital and associated services, churches, and a growing community college.

Edmonds is known regionally as an active arts community. Year-round festivals and events showcase the community’s sense of pride and involvement.

From Edmonds, you can take the train 15 miles south to Seattle or 150 miles north to Vancouver, BC (2010 Olympics). Or ride a ferry across Puget Sound to the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.

Please browse our Web site – you’ll find Edmonds a great place to visit, live, work and play!

Quick Facts:

•Population 40,900 (2009)

•Oldest town in south Snohomish County; incorporated 1890

•Mayor / Council form of government

For more information visit Edmonds, WA

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. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.

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The club thrives on the enthusiasm, involvement, and volunteer spirit of its members.  The new harbor-front clubhouse located in the heart of the Puget Sound area, with a spacious dining and meeting room is warm and friendly reflecting our club’s emphasis on an active social calendar.

We Love Cruising!

Our cruise destinations are throughout Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands and Canadian waters.

Please Join Us!  Memberships Available   

  •  Let’s Go Boating! – From organized cruises to spontaneous trips
  •  Reciprocal Moorage – Members receive discounted overnight moorage with 50+ participating clubs
  •  “Calling All Boats” – Sailboats or Powerboats, 16 feet and above
  •  Camaraderie – Long term friendships and wonderful memories

For more information visit Edmonds Yacht Club

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. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.

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Edmonds Discovery Programs

 Annual Public Events  –  Public Beach Walks!

Ranger-Naturalist guided public beach walks are offered FREE of charge many days during the summer.

Learn more about our local intertidal community! Walks coincide with low-tides and run approximately one hour, rain or shine.

Call (425) 771-0230 for dates, or see the recreation program guide.

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. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.

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