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Edmonds, Washington

Jazz Connection festival, on Memorial Day Weekend in May. During the day, the festival showcases the best of school-age and high school jazz groups, and the evening show features prominent, professional jazz musicians. The event is a large draw for both local and regional audiences. Frances Anderson Center The Frances Anderson Center, located on Main Street, serves as a central hub for many activities in the city. It contains sports facilities, child-care programs, art classes, and is directly adjacent to the Edmonds Library. The Edmonds Arts Festival is also held at the Frances Anderson Center. Periodicals The Edmonds community is home to two weekly news publications, the ''Edmonds Enterprise'' and the ''Edmonds Beacon.'' The mayor writes a column each week in both papers, usually responding to current issues, citizen concerns, and planned city projects. An archive of all articles written by the mayor is found on the city website. Pivot Edmonds and are local news websites. Farmer's Market The Edmonds Museum Summer Market, sponsored by the Edmonds-South Snohomish County Historical Society, is held each Saturday from May to September. Stretching from City Hall to the downtown area near the gazebo, the Summer Market is a large event attracting up to 2,000 people every Saturday. Mainstays of the market include cut flower stands, produce, handmade crafts and occasionally art. Notable locals Birthplace of: * Ken Jennings, popular ''Jeopardy!'' contestant * Rick Steves, the well-known travel writer Hometown of: * Steven W. Bailey, actor * Brian Baird, former United States Congressman * David Bazan, musician * Alan Stephenson Boyd, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation * Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator * Anna Faris, actress * Dave Hamilton (Dave Hamilton (baseball)), Major League Baseball player * Bridget Hanley, actress * Doug Isaacson, Alaskan Mayor and Alaska State Legislator * Todd Linden, baseball player in the San Francisco Giants organization * Jay Park, musician * Rosalynn Sumners, Olympic figure skating medalist Sister city Edmonds has one sister city (Town twinning): Edmonds Sister City Commission * north of Woodway (Woodway, Washington) city limits; '''Washington's 1st congressional district''' encompasses part of Northwest Seattle (Seattle, Washington) and largely suburban areas north and east of Seattle including Shoreline (Shoreline, Washington), Edmonds (Edmonds, Washington), Lynnwood (Lynnwood, Washington), Mountlake Terrace (Mountlake Terrace, Washington), Bothell (Bothell, Washington), Kirkland (Kirkland, Washington) and Redmond (Redmond, Washington) as well as Bainbridge Island (Bainbridge Island, Washington) and part of the Kitsap Peninsula. Until he stepped down on March 20, 2012, it was represented by Democrat (United States Democratic Party) Jay Inslee from Bainbridge Island. Inslee resigned to focus on his run for Governor of the state Congressman Inslee to step down and focus on run for governor, Reuters ; the seat will remain vacant until a special election that will coincide with the November 2012 general election. RCW 29A.28.041 Congress — Special election, Revised Code of Washington

Abu Dhabi

url email address lat long directions off Al Salam St (8th) near the Grand Mosque phone tollfree fax hours price content The best park by far, built at a cost of $50 million. Has its own aquarium, museum, train, play parks and formal gardens. * '''Cultural Events''' The Abu Dhabi Cultural Centre has become a landmark in the Emirates and holds cultural events and workshops throughout the year. It has a well-stocked library, children's programs, art exhibitions

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