Snohomish County to receive $3 million for 36th/35th Avenues W improvement project

The Alderwood Mall area in Lynnwood continues to see tremendous growth and is a major economic engine for Snohomish County. Infrastructure improvement projects in the area are important for keeping that engine and residents moving smoothly and safely. One of Snohomish County’s major road projects in the area, the 36th/35th Avenue West Improvements Project just outside…

Restaurant News: When ‘buy local’ takes on a whole new meaning

The cottage food industry in Washington state grows entrepreneurs of all sorts. Some are content to stay small and are satisfied to remain in their home kitchens; others see this as a stepping stone to a full launch at a commercial/ retail location. Here’s the skinny: Home/cottage industry locations have a business license with the…

High school sports roundup for Sept. 17, 2021

Football Cascade defeated Mountlake Terrace  40-14 Edmonds Stadium Mountlake Terrace stats not reported Records: Cascade 2-1; Mountlake Terrace 0-3 Mountlake Terrace next game: vs Monroe; Friday Sept. 24; 8 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium  Snohomish defeated Edmonds-Woodway 21-14 Snohomish Stadium Records: Snohomish 1-1; Edmonds-Woodway 0-3 Edmonds-Woodway next game: vs Lynnwood; Friday Sept. 24; 5 p.m. at…

Sponsor spotlight: Ideas for modernizing your home office

The pandemic transformed the way Americans lived and worked. While public health restrictions are lifting, many people may continue to work from home at least part of the time. More than half (54%) of employed adults whose job responsibilities can be done from home say they’d want to work from home all or most of…

Edmonds School District approves new CTE program, reviews plans for COVID-19 response

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors has adopted a new plan aimed at addressing inequities in the district’s career and technical education (CTE) program. The CTE program provides opportunities for high school students to explore interests, discover career opportunities, earn college credit, and develop meaningful and relevant programs of study that lead to success…

Man found dead Friday in MLT homeless camp near Interurban Trail

A man was found dead Friday afternoon in a known homeless camping area off the Interurban Trail in Mountlake Terrace, police said. According to Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Pete Caw, MLT police detectives and South County Fire medics responded at 1:35 p.m. Friday to a report of a possible deceased male in the 22100 block of…

County Districting Committee seeks public input on preliminary council district maps

The Snohomish County Districting Committee has released preliminary draft council district maps based on the 2020 Census data.  The Districting Committee wants to hear from the public regarding how the draft maps impact communities of related and mutual interest. Maps are designed to serve as a springboard for committee discussion and public input. The next…

High school sports roundup for Sept. 16, 2021

Girls Soccer Mountlake Terrace defeated Marysville Getchell 3-1 Sophomore Natalie Cardin scored three goals and Claire August had two assists as the Hawks won their first game of the season. Records: Mountlake Terrace 1-1-3; Marysville Getchell 1-3 Mountlake Terrace next match; at Stanwood; Tuesday Sept. 21; 7 p.m. Lynnwood defeated Marysville Pilchuck 3-2  Lynnwood goal…

Grab-and-go meals for online Edmonds School District students now at Lynnwood High School

Students attending online classes in the Edmonds School District can receive grab-and-go meals at Lynnwood High School. The meals will be available from 3-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday (on school days) for online students, the district said. The meals will include one breakfast and one lunch, except on Thursdays when the district will provide two breakfasts…

Volunteers of America Western Washington hosting Hope is Brewing fundraiser Oct. 1

Volunteers of America Western Washington is hosting a Hope is Brewing virtual celebration and fundraiser from 9-9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1. Register prior to Sept. 24, and you will receive a special VOA coffee blend to brew and enjoy during the event. Volunteers of America is a nonprofit organization founded in 1896 that provides affordable…

Under the weather: First significant storm of season to hit this weekend

I’m not going to lie—I’ve been waiting for this day for a while. I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to write about an actual storm. To make things even better, this storm is expected to be a trifecta of excitement, complete with copious rain, wind and even the potential for thunderstorms. Let’s get right to…

High school sports roundup for Sept. 15, 2021

Boys Tennis Edmonds-Woodway defeated Snohomish 7-0 Singles: Russell Anderson (EW) defeated Will MacDonald (S) 6-1, 6-1 Steven Anderson (EW) defeated Cade Strickland (S) 7-5, 7-5 Grant Oliver (EW) defeated Alex Schwieger (S) 6-2, 6-0 Sam Browne (EW) defeated Brendan McKinley (S) 6-0, 6-0 Doubles: Drew Warner/Ben Hanson (EW) defeated Dylan Schwartzmiller/ Trove Van Assche (S)…

Save the date: Lynnwood Senior Center Foundation Oktoberfest fundraiser Oct. 1

  The Lynnwood Senior Center Foundation is hosting an Oktoberfest event drive-thru fundraiser from 11 a.m.-12:30pm Friday, Oct. 1. Drop by with your cash or check donation and enjoy a meal that includes brats, sauerkraut, potato salad and a German dessert. The foundation will be selling tickets for a chance to win some beautiful handmade quilts…

Lynnwood police meet with local business owners to discuss safety, new policing laws

Lynnwood police joined local business owners at a Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday to learn how police can support the business community and to provide an update on how the police department is working to make the city safer. The Lynnwood Chamber hosted the in-person event at Lynndale Park Picnic Shelter after nearly a…

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society offering free ‘brick wall’ sessions Sept. 25

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society is offering free “brick wall” sessions on Saturday, Sept. 25 at its research library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. Make your appointment at 425-775-6267 on Thursday or Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. — or leave a message and you will be contacted. Caroll Budny is an experienced researcher and will be…

Sponsor spotlight: Warm up with favorites from Scotty’s Food Truck

The weather is getting colder — perhaps it’s time to visit Scotty’s Food Truck for a bowl of his famous clam chowder and an order of hot and crispy fish and chips. Chef Scotty will be in his usual Edmonds spot at Five Corners Calvary Chapel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. Call ahead to avoid…

Two from Edmonds School District named semifinalists in 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program

Two Edmonds School District students were named semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Lillian Geil of Edmonds-Woodway High School and Brooke Rinehimer of Mountlake Terrace High School are among approximately 16,000 who made the list nationwide. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit…

Sound Transit service changes taking effect Sept. 19 and Oct. 2

Sound Transit riders will see significant changes in service in the coming weeks, starting on Sept. 19 and culminating with the opening of the Northgate Link extension on Oct. 2. In addition to service changes, riders will see changes in the way that Sound Transit lines are named. Link becomes the 1 Line, Tacoma Link…

Reminder: EPIC Group Writers sponsoring virtual writing workshop Sept. 18

EPIC Group Writers begins its 2021/2022 writing workshop season on Saturday, Sept. 18 with a two-hour virtual session on worldbuilding in any genre with author Donna Galanti. I asked Donna how participants will benefit from her workshop. “They’ll discover how worldbuilding supports mood, theme, conflict, character, culture, and setting—basically everything!” she said. “Often, writers may…

Updated: Missing Everett woman located

Everett police said Wednesday that 18-year-old Everett resident Rebecca Haskins, who was reported as missing and possibly endangered on Sept. 13, has been located and is safe.  

High school sports roundup for Sept. 14, 2021

Girls Swimming Shorewood defeated Mountlake Terrace 119-51 200 medley relay- Shorewood (Katie Freshwater, Malaina Mirabueno, Evie Hoff, Cameron Bell) 2:03.81; 200 freestyle- Brooke Anderson (SW) 2:18.37; 200 individual relay- Cameron Bell (SW) 2:27.75; 50 freestyle- Jeslyn Vuong (MT) 26.41; 100 butterfly- Jeslyn Vuong (MT) 1:08.72; 100 freestyle- Brooke Anderson (SW) 1:02.97; 500 freestyle- Cameron Bell…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Sept. 5-11, 2021

Sept. 5 Highway 99/168th Street Southwest: A hit-and-run collision occurred. 20700 block Highway 99: Police investigated a death at the Super 8 hotel. 3700 block 196th Sreet Southwest: A vehicle was prowled. 19400 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: Police investigated a theft at a business. 18600 block 33rd Avenue West: A robbery was reported. 6500 block…

Medic One Foundation, fire agencies bring life-saving mobile app to Snohomish County

Snohomish County fire agencies, Snohomish County 911 and the Medic One Foundation on Tuesday announced the launch of PulsePoint, a free mobile app that empowers community members to save lives. PulsePoint uses location-based technology to alert CPR-trained residents to a nearby cardiac arrest. Those residents can then voluntarily respond and start CPR in the critical…

Sponsor spotlight reminder: Edmonds Art Studio Tour Sept. 18-19

Throughout greater Edmonds, Washington From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the weekend of Sept. 18th & 19th, 2021 Edmonds Art Studio Tour is excited to announce this year’s event is being planned as an in-person community engagement, opening the studios of our artists to those interested in purchasing handmade works and learning more about…

Opal Beck: Mother of 10 was pioneer in blending career and family

Opal Beck On the morning of September 8, 2021 Opal Lorraine Beck died in her sleep, at home, with her daughters by her side.  Born in Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan CAN on October 10, 1923 her 97 years were filled with love, kindness and a devoted family. She married the love of her life, Bill Beck…

High school sports roundup for Sept. 13, 2021

Boys Tennis Lynnwood defeated Cascade 4-3 Singles: Matthew Sheuffele (C) defeated Andy Ho (L) 6-2, 6-3 Dullin Agler (C) defeated Tommy McMahon (L) 6-3, 7-5 Jacob Hahn (C) defeated Evan Yang (L) 7-6 (7-4), 6- Luke Tyler (L) defeated Yuvraj Ajimal (C) 6-1, 6-1 Doubles: Matt Ruiz/Drew Kiner (L) defeated Kevin Jacks/Andrew Hayashi 6-0, 6-3…

Lynnwood City Council approves contract to build Community Justice Center

After listening to more than two hours of public comments in opposition, the Lynnwood City Council voted Monday to approve the construction contract for the controversial Community Justice Center project. The $69-million project includes redeveloping the city’s police department, jail and municipal courts and expanding to partner with the neighboring Community Health Center to provide…

All aboard for a bird-watching adventure

As part of the Puget Sound Bird Festival in Edmonds, a group of approximately 75 birders and bird photographers gathered on the Puget Sound Express Saratoga late Sunday afternoon for a three-hour excursion to Protection Island a National Wildlife Refuge. Jon Houghton and Joe Sweeney were the bird guide experts leading the trip. They are…

Patricia Anne Powers: Celebration of Life set for Sept. 26 at Hickman Park

P. Anne Powers A Celebration of Life Patricia Anne Powers passed away peacefully January 9th, 2021 at the age of 90. Born in Durban, South Africa on November 20th, 1930 to Wells and Belle Evans, Anne was the oldest of 3 children. Her family had lived in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg until 1946 when…

Edmonds police investigating Plum Tree Plaza fire as arson

The early morning fire that severely damaged all 14 businesses at the Plum Tree Plaza in Edmonds Saturday, Sept. 11 is being investigated as arson, Edmonds police said Monday. Edmonds police detectives are working with South County Fire as well as agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) as they continue the…

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