Please remember to shop and dine along Main Street between 5th & 6th Streets during the construction phase of the Main Street Improvement Project. ALL the businesses remain open and rely on the patronage of the local community during these improvements!
Thinking of trying something new in the new year?
The Winter CRAZE comes out December 3.
Check it out on the City's Parks & Rec webpage
under Recreate! then click on Recreation Guide.
Hello again. As promised, here’s the Fall Edition of the City Newsletter. We received very positive feedback from our first effort last quarter and appreciate your comments and suggestions – please keep them coming.
It’s been busy here in Edmonds! As you’ve probably seen, we have a number of projects going on around town. Two major ones to speak of are the Perrinville/Talbot Road project and the massive redevelopment on Main Street between 5th and 6th Streets. This latter project will give a whole new look to Main Street and is forecasted to be completed by November 19th. The merchants are looking forward to the completion of the project and the “new look”. We’d like to remind everyone that during the construction process all of the quality businesses in this area are open.
|Maureen & Kirk Greene||Don Hall||Gary & Jan Kirkpatrick|
|Denece M. Feldman||Renée McRae||Adrienne Fraley-Monillas|
|Leigh-Ann Hafford||The Miller Family||Dr. Mitchell & Gail Stern|
|Susan Armstrong||Robert Taylor & Sharon Culbertson||C. Patrick Fleenor|
|Herb & Natalie Shippen||Jim & Judy Finn||EHS Class of 1950|
|Arista Wine Cellars||Jase T. Wolfe & Mateo C. Antuna||Julie Ledford|
|Nancy McDonald||Barbara Gleisner||Ed & Barbara Lee|
|Karryn Meeker||Diana White||Grant & Shannon Kollet|
|Barbara & Vern Chase||Leslie Potter-Henderson||Jim & Linda Black|
|Steve & Anne Norman||Lorraine Novack||Mike & Margaret Wilcox|
|Bob Shrewsbury II & Diane Shrewsbury||Dale & Donna Hoggins||Susan Wright|
|Bogdanovich Wealth Management||J. Rankin Jewellers||Paust Family|
|Willis R. Brown||Joe & Linda Malan||Matt & Paline Gubbels|
|Diane Buckshnis & Steve Tholl||Ross & Minna Dimmick||Lyle & Stephanie Waterman|
|Judy McCoid & Dan Wilson||Nancy & Don Olsen||The Smiley Family|
|Lisa Turner||Foundation for International Services||Sue Vermeulen|
|Chris Fleck||Houston R. Allen||Peter Gibson|
|Edmonds Floretum Garden Club||Linda Belz||Lauren Togerson|
|John Davis, Edmonds Barber Shop||Elizabeth Schmidt||Mary Jo Killbourn|
|Darline Brent||Jack Bevan||John Heinz|
|Ralph Sorensen||Brunie Trolson||Bob & Barbara Scott|
|Katherine Meeks & Susan Grossman||Ron & Michelle Clyborne||Edmonds-South Sno. County Historical Society & Museum|
|Laurie Kaufman||Robert Campbell & Better Parsons||Barbara Robinson|
|David & Sally Hyde||Carol Hardan||Beckie Peterson|
|Susan Bevan & tony Daddino||Peg Johnson||City of Edmonds Employees|
|Linda Setchfield||Christian Science Reading Room||Sharon & Bill Grader|
|Laura Hall||The Wooden Spoon||James Black|
|Salli Bevan Leslie||Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers||Dr. Jack & Majel Wilson|
|Cheri Neil & Tom Crowe, Windermere Real Estate||Garden Gear||Jane Jones|
|Comquest Research||Glen & Diane Rice||Bob & Linda Strock|
|Carol Mannion||Dorothy P. Gross||Michele R. Unger|
|June & Guy Mansfield||Margo Family||Mike Brand & Kathy Kerns|
|Diane Russell||Carole E. Nowak||Maria Montalvo & Strom Peterson|
|Ward Foundation||Buster (Woof) Buckshnis|
|Edmonds Chamber of Commerce||Jim & Ann Wold|
“We’re excited to have this new equipment,” says Street/Stormwater Manager Tod Moles, “It’s critically important we stay on the cutting edge when it comes to managing our storm drainage systems in an environmentally conscientious way.” The City’s new sweeper hit the streets for its maiden run September 13th, and is expected to clean over 2,200 lane miles within Edmonds over the next year. “Operating on a standard ten year vehicle replacement cycle, by the time we need to replace this piece of equipment, it will have swept enough lane miles of our city streets to have effectively circumnavigated the globe,” according to Mayor Earling. It will also be one of the top two maintenance intensive pieces of equipment owned by the City of Edmonds due to the dusty nature of its operations and the myriad moving parts necessary for it
to perform its essential role in preserving the quality of life for our citizens. This unit cost $226,762.25 including tax and replaced an older model street sweeper that had been in non-stop service for over 12 years. The retired unit will be sold at a local used equipment auction.
by Frances Chapin, Cultural Services Manager
The City of Edmonds public art collection includes over 25 major pieces that are sited outside and numerous smaller artworks exhibited inside public buildings. The collection is funded primarily through the percent for art ordinance, but from time to time the City receives private donations of funding and sometimes of artwork from organizations or individuals. One early example of this is the “Space Capsule” monument designed by Howard Duell, a civic collaboration dedicated on July 4, 1976 to commemorate the Bicentennial. The project was funded by the community including donations from numerous Edmonds High School students.
The idea of honoring Neil Armstrong for a Bicentennial project was proposed by Dennis Clark and other youth who felt that the moon landing was the most important accomplishment in America’s history and a significant moment that brought people together. They contacted Howard Duell to work with them to design and build the monolith. The 11 foot high sculpture was constructed out of reinforced concrete and weighs over 3,000 pounds and was originally sited at the entrance to the old City Hall plaza at 250 5th Avenue North. The detailed bronze inlay depicts Neil Armstrong and the American flag on the moon on one side, and Apollo 11 on the other side. When the old City Hall site was redeveloped for the current Public Safety Complex the monument was removed and stored until it could be relocated on the new site at the north end of the Police Station facing the parking lot.
Howard Duell was an award winning northwest sculptor and long-time Edmonds resident. Howard was an early member of Northwest Designer Craftsmen, founded in 1954. One of the first instructors hired by Edmonds Community College when it was established, Howard taught in the Art Department there for many years. He also volunteered doing both installations and jurying shows for the Arts Festival in its early years. In 1973 Howard worked with Ed Ballew to fabricate the original copper fountain in the center of town. After it was destroyed by a car he served on a committee to determine what should happen to the badly damaged piece and his vote was for recycling the copper into a new artwork. Five years later the same copper was recycled into a new artwork on the south side of City Hall. In 2006 Duell donated another sculpture to the City, the bronze fish called “Of Sea and Life” which start at the front door of City Hall and lead up the stairwell. See the Public Art Walking Tour for the location of the “Space Capsule” as well as other sculptures in the City collection. http://www.edmondswa.gov/visiting/walking-tours.html