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Markets at Lakeway to be Completed by June; Renovations Causing Business Decline

Markets at Lakeway to be Completed by June; Renovations Causing Business Decline

BELLINGHAM, Wash- The Markets LLC plans to install a new The Markets location at the former Cost Cutter site in Lakeway Center by June 2011. The Lakeway Cost Cutter, which was owned by The Markets, closed with a liquidation sale in early December, letting go of more than 25 employees.

Sue Cole, spokesperson for The Markets, said more than half of the employees were let go, leaving less than 20 who were moved to other stores.

“We try to keep as many as we can,”  Cole said.

Classics out in Magnolia Village

Kym Otte took these photos of some of the classic cars that were out today during the annual Magnolia Auto Show at Magnolia Village on Saturday.

Hundreds of people came out to look at all of the cars that came out. The event was sponsored by the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce.

(See more cars after the jump.)

Tenino pool open for season

Looking to cool off?

The Tenino pool is open Wednesday through Sunday between noon and 7 p.m.

If you live in the Tenino School District, admission is fifty cents. It’s $2 for people who live outside the district.

The pool is located at 399 West Park Ave. Family season passes are available at Tenino City Hall.


Saturday afternoon at Summerfest

Summerfest is pulling in the crowds again, and today was the perfect day to be out there!

KOMO’s Kevin Cotlove was at Summerfest today, and sends in these photos from the big event.

Remember, the fun continues Sunday from 11-5, so head on out and check it out (or if you’ve already been there, drop on by again!).

June-uary has produced such beautiful sunsets in Edmonds

Although June-uary has been colder and wetter than we would prefer and as we drift ever closer to July, the clouds have created some amazing sunsets for us to enjoy. While they don't keep us any warmer, they do remind us of one of the reasons we call this beautiful place home.

Volunteers transform Lewis Park

Lewis Park continues to transform into a Natural Area. Thanks to the volunteers from Seattle Pacific University, Jefferson Park Community Center and Temple Beth Am, invasive plants have been removed and replaced with native shrubs, groundcover and trees.

The Lewis Park Steering Committee was awarded, a Department of Neighborhoods Small and Simple Neighborhood Matching Grant to hire a geotechnical firm to do an analysis of the steep slope areas in Lewis Park. Terra Associates, Inc. conducted a visual site reconnaissance, on-site exploration, and review of all available geologic documentation. Parks and Recreation reviewed the report and will incorporate the results in restoration plans for Lewis Park.

The Neighborhood Matching Grant also paid for 1,400 work hours from Earthcorps and the King County Corrections Work Program.

Volunteers continue to restore the more level areas of Lewis Park each Sunday through November. Gloves, tools, water and light snacks are provided and volunteers can participate any time between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Check out these restoration photos from Forest Steward Dee.

A sunny day on Alki

With the return of Spring weather, more people are getting out and enjoying the Alki area!