Living Locally with Laura

By Laura Spehar

Laura Spehar lives, breathes, and eats everything Edmonds. Having only lived here for five years Laura has volunteered or became a member for such organizations as the Friends of the Edmonds Library, Edmonds Chamber Ambassadors, City of Edmonds Parks Dept., Edmonds Tree Board, Mayor’s Climate Protection Committee, Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Project, Edmonds Lions Club, Edmonds Museum Guild, Edmonds in Bloom, Floretum Garden Club, Edmonds Art Festival, Edmonds Mural Society, Friends of the Edmonds Marsh, Edmonds Storm Drain Stenciling Task Force, and more.

Laura became the Edmonds Citizen of the Year in 2011.

In her spare time, Laura is a Teacher and Environmental Educator who enjoys connecting people of all ages with nature.

Laura’s latest project and brainchild is the
“Edmonds Golden Retriever Club” inspired by her beloved thirteen year-old Goldie Dog.


Laura Spehar writes, video tapes, and photographs life in Edmonds TODAY with some inspirational wisdom from Edmonds’ past when needed.

Laura’s column’s focus is to connect its reader with things to do in Edmonds, places to be seen, fun on the run, the book or movie the whole town is talking about, gossip that helps and doesn’t hurt to be known, what the younger Edmonds residents have to say, who needs your help, what’s hot and what’s not… all in EDMONDS.