Community turns out to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., recognize Shirley Sutton

Community members turned out in force Monday to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the Edmonds Center for the Arts served as the venue for both a youth-oriented free morning program and a ticketed evening event that included presentation of a Beloved Community Award to former Lynnwood City Councilmember Shirley Sutton….

Record volunteer turnout for Lynnwood’s MLK Day of Service

Wet weather did not keep volunteers inside as a record number of community members gathered Monday morning for the fourth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Lynnwood. More than 100 volunteers — most of them students — gathered at the Lynnwood Civic Campus to clean up the Mesika Trail, located behind the…

Rep. Davis introduces legislation to fund addiction pre-treatment and recovery support services

State Rep. Lauren Davis (D-32nd District) introduced new legislation Monday to fund addiction pre-treatment and recovery support services by closing the pharmaceutical warehouse distributor tax loophole. The 32nd District includes portions of Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. According to an announcement from Davis’ office, substance use disorder services occur along a continuum of care that includes…

City of Lynnwood launches new website

The City of Lynnwood announced Tuesday it has officially launched a new city website. According to a city announcement, the website is mobile-friendly, easy to navigate and makes accessibility a priority. “The goal of our new website is to create a shift in how community members interact with our city services,” said Mayor Nicola Smith….

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Jan. 12-18, 2020

Jan. 12 4300 block 198th Street Southwest: A theft from a safety deposit box occurred at Wells Fargo Bank. 4300 block 196th Street Southwest: Windows were reported  broken at a business. 19700 block 50th Avenue West: A vehicle was stolen. 7500 block 196th Street Southwest: Two juvenile shoplifters stole a bottle of alcohol from QFC….

Rolling slowdowns on Interstate 5 for Sound Transit work planned early morning Jan. 22

On Jan. 22, Sound Transit will be conducting rolling slowdowns on Interstate 5. This work is part of Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension Project to construct the guideway. The rolling slowdown will continue for 7.5 miles up to Northeast 185th Street. The slowdowns will occur from 1-3 a.m. Washington State Patrol vehicles will be leading…

Prep girls basketball: Royals fall to Arlington

The Lynnwood Royals lost to the No. 4-ranked Arlington Eagles 79-33 in a Wesco League game played Monday at Arlington High School. Arlington showed no mercy to their visitors, jumping out to a 23-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, taking a 46-15 advantage to the locker room at halftime and then holding the…

Prep girls basketball: Meadowdale easily handles Oak Harbor, 56-20

With perhaps their best defensive performance of the season, the Meadowdale Mavericks won their fifth game in a row with a 56-20 defeat of the Oak Harbor Wildcats in a Wesco League girls basketball game played Monday at Meadowdale High School. The Mavericks held the Wildcats to just a single point in the second quarter…

Reminder: Volunteers sought for Jan. 23 Point-in-Time homeless count

In collaboration with human service providers and community volunteers, the Snohomish County Department of Human Services is conducting its annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count Thursday, Jan. 23 — and is seeking volunteers to help. The county says that the annual count is an important tool in the community’s efforts to assess the number of homeless…

Military Wire: ‘The Last Full Measure’ exposes valor in Vietnam

“The ultimate sacrifice deserves the highest honor.” In today’s divided America, it is often difficult to see the good in others if they don’t align with our way of thinking. Yet, in the military, regardless of one’s political bent or preferences, there is still a strong dedication to the principle of “one team, one fight”…

Get expert help on your genealogy research Jan. 25 in Lynnwood

Have you hit a “brick wall” with your genealogy research? You can get free help from experienced researcher Caroll Budny this Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Sno-Isle Genealogical Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. There are two 45-minute appointments left. Call 425-775-6267 on Tuesday or Thursday, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., to reserve your…

Lynnwood City Council to hold work session, special business meeting Jan. 21

In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, the Lynnwood City Council meeting has been postponed to Tuesday, Jan. 21. During the meeting, the council will interview three applicants for the city’s salary commission, two planning commission applicants and an ethics commission applicant. The council will also discuss a draft planning…

Prep boys basketball: Despite hard fight, Royals lose to Eagles Saturday

After a disheartening one-point loss on Friday, the Lynnwood Royals had to gather themselves to face another tough test on Saturday by welcoming the Arlington Eagles to Lynnwood High School. And although the Royals fell behind by 18 points after one quarter, the team fought back to make it a game. Unfortunately for Lynnwood, the…

Donate blood, and you have a chance to win a new car

To maintain an adequate blood supply through the winter months, Bloodworks Northwest and the Haselwood Auto Group in Bremerton have a special offer for blood donors who come into any Bloodworks Northwest donor center — including the Lynnwood location — or participate in a blood drive from now until March 17. Every time participants donate, they will…

Mayor Smith among three new Community Transit board members

Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith was among three newly-elected members of the Community Transit Board of Directors. Snohomish City Councilmember Tom Merrill and Snohomish County Council Chair Nate Nehring were also elected. At its Jan. 13 business meeting, the Lynnwood City Council voted to appoint Smith and the other members to a two-year term on the…

Healthy Eating: This curry squash soup makes a nourishing winter meal

By now you probably know that one of my favorite things to make is soup. During the winter months I am completely satisfied by a bowl of soup and a slice of hearty bread for dinner. Sometimes I’ll add in a tossed salad. My chief taste tester (my dear husband) often feels that soup passes…

Royals basketball roundup: Boys, girls suffer one-point losses to Snohomish

The Lynnwood Royals’ boys and girls basketball teams each lost by one point to their counterparts from Snohomish on Friday. The boys’ squad was defeated 46-45 at Lynnwood High School while the Lady Royals fell to the Panthers 39-38 at Snohomish High School. Prep Boys Basketball: Snohomish at Lynnwood, Jan. 17 Snohomish 11 8 10…

Mavericks basketball roundup: Defeat for boys, victory for girls vs. Stanwood

The Stanwood tandem of Jake Cleary and Cort Roberson proved too much for the Meadowdale Mavericks Friday as the two junior guards led the Spartans to a 56-45 victory over the Mavericks in a Wesco League boys basketball game played at Stanwood High School. Cleary scored 24 points — including a long 3-pointer as the…

Sponsor Spotlight: Get Ready for Boating Season at the Seattle Boat Show

The Seattle Boat Show sails into town from January 24 – February 1, 2020, featuring more than 1,000 boats and yachts in two locations, plus three acres of the latest and greatest gadgets and gear. If you’re in the market for a boat or want to learn more about what’s out there, here are three…

“The parties are too far apart”: Swedish heath care workers give notice of planned strike Jan 28-30

In a roundtable briefing Friday, nurses and caregivers of SEIU [Service Employees International Union] Healthcare 1199 NW at Swedish-Providence announced they were delivering a 10-day notice of intent to strike Jan. 28-30 “if proposals adequately addressing patient safety and staffing levels are not forthcoming.” The bargaining team “has concluded that the parties are too far apart,” the…

Day Trip Discoveries: Snow geese and whale watching  

Every February, snow geese blanket the skies and fields near Stanwood before their annual migration north. Beginning in March, massive gray whales migrate up the West Coast and through Puget Sound toward Alaskan waters. Both offer extraordinary wildlife watching opportunities – during a season when not much other wildlife puts on such a show. So…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Help the homeless, brain food and fitness, sound meditation

Feed the Lynnwood Homeless Saturday, Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It’s no secret that Lynnwood has a homeless population, and those who are out in the cold have recently been braving ice and snow. You can help by volunteering with Feed the Homeless – Northend, hosted by Sandra and Jason, which takes place every…

Prep boys wrestling: Warriors dominate Mavericks in Thursday dual meet

With one of their most formidable squads in recent history, the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors continued their strong 2019-2020 season with a 60-6 crushing victory over their closest rival, the Meadowdale Mavericks, in a Wesco League dual held Thursday at Meadowdale High School. E-W won 13 of the 14 individual matches staged on Thursday; Meadowdale’s only victory…

Prep girls basketball: Mavericks beat Tomahawks

The Meadowdale Mavericks picked up an easy win on Thursday with a 74-22 victory over the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks in a Wesco League girls basketball game played at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The Mavericks raced out to a 52-8 halftime lead over a Tomahawks squad that is winless in Wesco League contests this season. Lilly Williams led…

Prep wrestling: Royals lose to Thunderbirds Thursday

The Lynnwood Royals were no match for the undefeated Shorewood Thunderbirds on Thursday as the T-Birds rolled to a 55-21 victory in a Wesco League wrestling match staged at Lynnwood High School. Shorewood won 10 of the 14 individual matches on Thursday. Of the four that the Royals were victorious in, Blake Hendersen and Elisha…

Restaurant News: Treat yourself to Milkie Milkie Korean Desserts

Although people don’t usually crave icy treats so much in the dead of winter, most of us still enjoy a little ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt regardless of the season. I’ve got another icy treat for you to consider. If you’re a fan of the aforementioned desserts and you haven’t tried bingsoo yet, you…

Calling all writers: EPIC Group Writers contest begins Feb. 1

Edmonds-based EPIC Group Writers invites all writers — from beginners to published authors — to enter the EPIC Writing Contest, which begins Feb. 1 and ends April 9. The following online submissions are accepted in both Prose and Poetry categories: Prose – Adults and students in grades 8-12 (fiction or non-fiction). Portions of larger works…

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