Free ‘Fireworks Banned’ yard signs available from South County Fire

Residents of South County Fire’s service area can order free fireworks ban yard signs online at www.southsnofire.org/fireworks. The deadline for orders is June 28, 9 a.m. Fireworks use is banned throughout southwest Snohomish County. Signs are available while supplies last for residents of the cities of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace and unincorporated communities…

After more than a year, Hero’s Cafe welcomes veterans to new space

After more than a year since meeting in person, local veterans with Lynnwood’s Hero’s Cafe gathered Tuesday afternoon for food, drinks and camaraderie. More than 100 people filled the parking lot behind New Life Church — meeting each other for the first time since February 2021. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hero’s Cafe would…

Closure of I-5 ramps and freeway planned June 26 for Lynnwood Link construction

Crews working on the Lynnwood Link Extension will be closing the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 South from 220th Street Southwest to Highway 104 in Mountlake Terrace overnight on Saturday, June 26 for construction. The work will allow the light rail alignment to cross over the highway. Northbound traffic lanes will remain open. Starting at 11…

Jean Barry: Ketchikan native was an accomplished musician

Jean Barry May 12, 1923 – June 17, 2021 Longtime Ketchikan and Edmonds resident Jean Barry passed away peacefully in Edmonds on June 17, 2021. She was 98. Jean was born Jean McGillvray on May 12, 1923 in Seattle to Blanche and Clyde McGillvray. She moved to Ketchikan in 1927 at the age of four…

City of Lynnwood’s annual National Night Out Against Crime to return Aug. 3

The City of Lynnwood will celebrate its annual National Night Out Against Crime celebration in person on Aug. 3 along with other cities across the country. During National Night Out (NNO), residents turn on their porch lights, lock their doors and go out to meet their neighbors in the name of crime prevention. The event…

City of Lynnwood to host movie nights at Lynndale Park in August

The City of Lynnwood will kick off its Sandlot Cinema event this August at Lynndale Park Ballfield. The city has announced three events throughout the month of August, starting Aug. 12 with “The Lego Movie.” The event is family friendly and free to the public. The films start at dusk, though fun activities will begin…

Volunteers needed for Edmonds Arts Festival in August

The Edmonds Arts Festival is looking for volunteers for its annual summer festival, this year Aug. 27-29 in downtown Edmonds. The Edmonds Arts Festival is normally held on Father’s Day weekend.  Due to the pandemic, the decision was made to have a smaller festival in August 2021. Volunteers fill a myriad of jobs during the…

June 22 fundraising update for Lynnwood council and mayoral campaigns

  Lynnwood as of 06-22-2021 Name Office Raised Spent Raising $5000 or more * Breakdown  of Contributions/Spending Frizzell, Christine Mayor $13,576.00 $3,416.71 Yes Click for Details Hurst, George Mayor $5,648.70 $7,342.05 Yes Click for Details Smith, James Mayor $0.00 $0.00 Yes Click for Details Coelho, Nick City Council Pos 1 $5,620.00 $1,115.42 Yes Click for…

Water suppliers say chlorine supply disruption won’t affect availability, safety

Water utilities across the region are dealing with a disruption in the supply of chlorine used to disinfect drinking water, and customers are being advised to use water wisely in light of the shortage. According to the Washington State Department of Health, the chlorine supply disruption is the result of an electrical failure at Westlake…

USTA Pacific Northwest Tennis section championships coming to Snohomish County  

The United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest is bringing the adult 55 & over and mixed 18 & over USTA League section tennis championships to Snohomish County starting this week. The Adult 55 & Over Section Championships will be held June 24-27 at two South Snohomish County locations — Columbia Athletic Club-Silver Lake and Harbor…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: June 13-19, 2021

June 13 4100 block 186th Place Southwest: A resident reported being victim of unemployment fraud out of California. 20800 block 66th Avenue West: A vehicle was prowled. 18200 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A theft was reported. 18300 block 52nd Avenue West: Police responded to a verbal domestic disturbance. 18600 block 52nd Avenue West: A verbal…

Children’s business fair at Alderwood Mall showcases future entrepreneurs

What started as a backyard idea turned into children’s business Fair Sunday at Lynnwood’s Alderwood Mall, showcasing the unique skills of future entrepreneurs aged 6 to 15. The young vendors at the Kirkland Children’s Business Fair created a business plan and designed products that included baking goods, T-shirts, paintings, hair decorations, jewelry and crafts. More…

Volunteers and advisors needed for Northwest Neighbors Network

Northwest Neighbors Network, which works to help senior age well in their own homes, is creating an advisory council and also recruiting volunteers to help with social and outreach activities. The organization is one of several hundred virtual villages across the U.S. that provide volunteer services and events. Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) serves residents in North…

Snohomish PUD honored with Grid Innovator Award for distributed energy work

Snohomish County PUD’s Distributed Energy Resource (DER) team was recently named the recipient of Grid Forward’s 2021 Grid Innovator Award for its work in helping accelerate grid innovation at the utility. “I am so proud of our Distributed Energy Resource (DER) team and the work they have done to transition the PUD into a utility…

Reminder: Par 4 Kids Golf Tournament fundraiser set for July 23 in Lynnwood

The Lynnwood Parks and Recreation Foundation and the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce are hosting a Par 4 Kids Golf Tournament Friday, July 23. ​The shot-gun scramble golf tournament starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course. Win the hole-in-one contest and take home a new Leus NX courtesy of Lexus of Seattle. Tournament…

High school commencement 2021: Lynnwood HS celebrates 263 graduating seniors

Hundreds filled Edmonds District Stadium Sunday afternoon to celebrate Lynnwood High School’s graduating class of 2021 during a sunny commencement ceremony. More than 260 students received their diplomas during the outdoor event. Principal Mike Piper opened the ceremony by welcoming the friends, family, teachers and school administrators who attended to celebrate the graduating seniors. Each…

Edmonds Center for Arts’ Spotlight Summer Series starts June 24

The Edmonds Center for the Arts is sponsoring its first-ever Spotlight Summer Series, kicking off on June 24, 2021. This series of nine events can be experienced via livestream from the location of your choice, in-person in ECA’s theater (open at limited capacity with mask and distancing requirements), or in-person in ECA’s parking lot. Tickets range…

High school commencement 2021: Meadowdale awards diplomas to 375 graduates

Meadowdale High School’s Class of 2021 was celebrated by family, friends, teachers and school administrators who gathered at Edmonds District Stadium Saturday evening for the school’s annual commencement ceremony. A total of 375 graduates received their diplomas Saturday. Speakers included Meadowdale’s eight class valedictorians —  Charlotte Appel, Quinn Bennett, Kahlan Fleiger-Holmes, Alex Hernandez Manriquez, Boray Koung, Sierra Moll, Eliza Moloney and Hayley…

‘For the people’: Jim Smith kicks off mayoral campaign

With the goal of reshaping Lynnwood to be “for the people,” Lynnwood City Council Vice President Jim Smith kicked off his mayoral campaign earlier this week, pledging to address the city’s homeless, crime and taxes. Smith is one of three candidates running for mayor and will face fellow Councilmembers Christine Frizzell and George Hurst in…

Local group invites you to learn more about genealogy research Mondays via Zoom

Attention genealogists: Would you like to visit with others interested in genealogy and share facts and research stories — plus learn possible solutions to your brick walls? Join the North Seattle/South Snohomish area group offered by Sno-Isle Genealogical Society every Monday at 10 a.m. for one hour via Zoom. Register for this free workshop session…

High school commencement 2021: Diplomas awarded to Edmonds Heights students

Edmonds Heights K-12 School honored its graduates Friday night in the third of seven high school commencement ceremonies this week at Edmonds District Stadium. A total of 54 students graduated, receiving their diplomas from their parents — an Edmonds Heights tradition. Among those addressing the class were Principal Scott Mauk and Senior Reflections speakers Alexandra…

High school commencement 2021: Diplomas awarded to eLearning Academy graduates

Students received their diplomas Friday during commencement ceremonies Friday for the Edmonds School District’s eLearning Academy. The graduation is the second of seven in-person ceremonies this weekend for Edmonds School District high schools. The eLearning student speaker was Sarah Schneider. Principal Christy Frary also addressed the graduating class. Based at College Place Middle School, the…

Edmonds School District now taking referrals for highly capable/gifted program

The Edmonds School District’s Highly Capable/Gifted Program for first through sixth grade elementary students is a self-contained full-time district program located at Terrace Park Elementary. The Gifted Middle School Program is housed at Brier Terrace Middle School and is a mix of self-contained and combined classes for seventh and eighth grade students. More information and…

Lynnwood aiming to reopen city buildings, return to in-person services mid-July

Following Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement last month to fully reopen the state’s economy effective June 30, the City of Lynnwood will wait for further instructions from state leaders before allowing the public into city buildings and returning to in-person services. State officials indicated last week cities can fully reopen at the end of the month….

Letter to the editor: Christine Frizzell best choice for Lynnwood mayor

Editor: In a few short weeks, the residents of Lynnwood will once again have the opportunity to vote their choice for the next mayor of Lynnwood. We will wish Mayor Smith a happy retirement and welcome her successor for the next four years. Currently the record shows we have three candidates running for the Mayor…

State Transportation Commission proposes ferry fare increase

Now through July 30, Washington State Ferries customers and others will have another opportunity to comment on a proposed 2.5% across-the-board increase in ferry fares each year for the next two years. To meet the Legislature’s revenue expectations for ferries, based on the 2021-2023 transportation budget, the Washington State Transportation Commission put forth two fare…

Scriber Lake High graduates receive diplomas in Thursday night ceremony

In the first of seven commencement ceremonies in the Edmonds School District this week, Scriber Lake High School awarded diplomas to 36 graduates Thursday night at Edmonds District Stadium. Student graduation speakers were Elijah Conn, Emil McDonald and Sam Wells. The faculty speaker, chosen by the students, was Marjie Bowker. — Photos by Jonah Wallace…

New permit for Puget Sound wastewater treatment plants will reduce nutrient pollution

One of the main reasons the health of Puget Sound continues to decline is an overwhelming amount of nutrient pollution. To reduce the flow of this pollution into Puget Sound, the Department of Ecology is proposing a new permit for 58 municipal wastewater treatment plants, including the plants in Edmonds (which also treats Mountlake Terrace…

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