Lynnwood Convention Center recognizes local veterans with appreciation dinner

More than 300 veterans, family members and supporters filled a dining hall in the Lynnwood Convention Center Sunday night to celebrate local veterans and their service to the country.  The celebration was a collaborative effort between the convention center, the City of Lynnwood and the South Snohomish Veterans Resource Task Force. Retired U.S. Air Force…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Nov. 3-9, 2019

Nov. 3 4800 block 196th Street Southwest: A traffic stop led to the vehicle being impounded pending a search warrant for narcotics. 19300 block 60th Avenue West:  A man and woman who were suspected of shoplifting were arrested for warrants and possession of drug paraphernalia. 6200 block 200th Street Southwest: A man was arrested for…

Recommended Reads: Thrills abound in international action novel ‘The Eighth Sister’

The Eighth Sister, by Robert Dugoni Mystery surrounds the sisters. Their identities are unknown even to each other. Trained from birth to penetrate Russia’s foreign intelligence service and report to the CIA, suddenly they are disappearing. Three of them are dead. What is it about this intrigue that appeals to ex-agent Charles Jenkins? What convinces…

Public invited to meet South County Fire Chief finalists Nov. 14

The public is invited to meet the three finalists for South County Fire Chief at a reception on Thursday, Nov. 14, 6-8 p.m., at South County Fire Headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S, Everett. The finalists are: Bryan Brice, current Fire Chief for the City of Mount Vernon. Christopher Riley, a retired Fire Chief most recently…

Washington Kids in Transition raises $72k at Out of Jeopardy Auction

Washington Kids in Transition, which assists homeless and low-income students in the Edmonds School District, raised over $72,000 during its second annual “Out of Jeopardy Silent Auction and Trivia Competition” Nov. 10. Over 278 people attended the event, which featured 140 silent auction items from many local businesses and individuals. During the dinner program, speakers…

Prep volleyball: Royals begin district tourney play Tuesday

The District 1 3A Volleyball Tournament shifts into high gear this week and the Lynnwood Royals hope to be a tourney surprise, possibly even earning a spot at the state tournament later this month. The Royals are the No. 9 seed in the eight-team double-elimination district tourney; Lynnwood slipped into the tournament by defeating the…

Gallery: Lynnwood honor local veterans with annual Veterans Day celebration

Veterans Park was filled with dozens of community members and city officials who turned out to pay respect to the city’s veterans and their families Monday morning for Veterans Day. Emceed by past-Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 Commander Martin Spani, the event included performances by the Northwest Jr. Pipe Band, welcoming remarks from Mayor…

Alderwood Dance Spectrum to present ‘A Storybook Nutcracker’ Dec. 13-14

Enjoy twirling Snowflakes, a Nutcracker Prince, a mischievous Mouse King, and pig-tailed Bon Bons in A Storybook Nutcracker — a shorter version of the Nutcracker, aimed at younger audiences. It’s presented Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. by Lynnwood-based Alderwood Dance Spectrum at the PUD…

Community Transit asks community for help to determine new travel options in Lynnwood

Community Transit is asking citizens to take a survey aimed at helping the agency bring better transportation services to Lynnwood. People who live or travel in Lynnwood are invited to answer a few questions about their travel needs by visiting bit.ly/CTLynnSurvey19. Community Transit and a Community Working Group will use the feedback to develop potential…

Sola Salon Studios opening in Lynnwood, seeking salon professionals

We are pleased to welcome as a new advertiser Sola Salon Studios (Sola), which is opening a new studio space in Lynnwood, in the Alderwood Plaza Shopping Center. Since its inception in 2004, Sola has grown to more than 500 locations nationwide. Today, more than 14,000 salon professionals operate successful businesses inside Sola Salons. The…

Reminder: Registration opens Nov. 25 for Creative Retirement Institute classes

Registration for Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) classes for winter term at Edmonds Community College starts on Monday, Nov. 25, at 6 a.m. The Creative Retirement Institute (CRI) is an organization affiliated with Edmonds Community College that provides non-credit, academic level classes to life-long learners. Classes are offered weekday mornings and afternoons in two-hour sessions that run…

Scouts launch unique fundraiser: Collecting candidates’ campaign signs

Members of local BSA Scout Troop 300 have been busy during the past several days with a unique fundraiser: collecting the campaign signs of local political candidates. According to Josh Johnson, Troop 300 Scoutmaster, scouts and their adult leaders started picking up signs in the cities of Edmonds and Lynnwood after election night Tuesday, Nov….

Reminder: Northwest Veterans Museum open Veterans Day

In honor of Veterans Day, the Northwest Veterans Museum (NWVM) will be open on Monday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Veterans and their families are invited to the museum to be recognized for the service and sacrifices they have made for their country. Admission to the museum is free, but donations are…

Sponsor spotlight: 10 toolbox essentials for small home repairs

The joys of homeownership are numerous, from providing comfort for you and your family to building up equity in your financial profile. If you are a new home owner, it is important to be ready to encounter home repairs. Fortunately, not all home repairs require the help of a professional or come with a big…

Stuck on genealogy research? Help available in Lynnwood Nov. 16

Have you hit a “brick wall” with your genealogy research? Sno-Isle Genealogical Society is offering free help on your “brick wall” on Saturday, Nov. 16. Caroll Budny, an experienced research genealogist, has three one-hour time slots available. Call the Research Library, located at 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood, on Tuesday, or Thursday. 11 a.m.-3…

Monday: Veterans Day ceremony in Lynnwood

The City of Lynnwood and VFW Post 1040 of Lynnwood will be holding a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. inside Veterans Park, located just south of the Lynnwood Library on 44th Avenue West. The event will include performances by the Northwest Junior Pipe Band.  

Rotary Club of Lynnwood announces CTE students of the month

Each month the Rotary Club of Lynnwood honors a Lynnwood High School student focused on Career & Technical Education (CTE). Teachers choose students in CTE fields that exhibit criteria for the school-wide program. Jacob Potter was named the September CTE Student of the Month representing visual arts and Rohan Patel was selected as the October…

Prep football: Mavs finish year with postseason loss to Bellevue

The 2019 Meadowdale Mavericks football season was on the line Friday night as the Mavs traveled to Bellevue High School to take on the 7-2 KingCo Conference champion, Wolverines. From the start, Bellevue unleashed a pounding ground game that chewed up yards as well as time of possession, while Meadowdale struggled to find an answer…

Snohomish County election officials continue to count ballots, little change in local results

With votes still pouring in from across the county, Snohomish County Election Office continues to process and count ballots from Tuesday’s general election. According to county officials, 87,000 ballots were either dropped at a drop box or returned through the mail on Election Day, matching the Election Day returns in the 2016 Presidential Election. Snohomish County…

Sounder trains to run for Sunday Sounders FC match

Sports fans can skip traffic coming into Seattle on Sunday by riding Sound Transit’s Sounder event trains for the MLS Cup Final Sounders FC vs. Toronto FC 12 p.m. match. Inbound Sounder trains will depart from Edmonds at 9:51  a.m. and 10:11 a.m. Return trains depart King Street Station 60 minutes after the game. Both…

Playtime: Homework help at library, Try Hockey for Free, LGBTQ storytelling

When all my parenting was hypothetical, my biggest perceived school-age deficit was math. With the invention of apps like Photomath (it’s free, shows you not only the answer, but the steps, and I already depend on it for 5th grade math), it hasn’t been as tough as I expected. (Though to be fair, I co-parent…

Positions open on Evergreen State Fair Advisory Board

Applications and nominations are needed for immediate openings to the Evergreen State Fair Advisory Board from Council District 2 (Everett/Mukilteo/ Tulalip), Council District 3 (Lynnwood/Edmonds) and Council District 4 (Mill Creek/Bothell/Mountlake Terrace/Brier). Applications can be found at www.evergreenfair.org/131/Fair-Advisory-Board. The Evergreen State Fair Advisory Board aids in managing and preserving the largest publicly owned fair in…

Be prepared for cold and wet days ahead with these safety tips

The City of Lynnwood is preparing for the cold and wet season, and here’s what you can do to prepare too: Cover and wrap hose bibs in the front and back of your house to prevent freezing pipes. Remove debris such as leaves and packed snow from storm drains. This will help alleviate drainage problems…

Recommended Reads: Cozy up with a murder mystery set in San Francisco

The Fog Ladies, by Susan McCormick An ominous suspicion creeps into the minds of the resident ladies at the Pacific Heights apartment building as they watch the fog bank inch its way over the Golden Gate Bridge. There had been a number of grave accidents in their building recently. It’s suspicious. None of the group,…

Looking Back: Robert Earl Bonney — A local hero, veteran and Medal of Honor winner

What did former Edmonds and Alderwood Manor resident Robert Earl Bonney, and famed aviator Charles Lindbergh have in common? The answer: They were both awarded this country’s Medal of Honor for their heroic actions during peacetime. Chief Watertender Robert Earl Bonney, U.S. Navy, was honored for extraordinary heroism in saving the life of another crewman…

Prep volleyball: Mavs end season with loss to Shorecrest

The 2019 volleyball season is over for the Meadowdale Mavericks as the Mavs were shutout by the Shorecrest Scots 3-0 in a District 1 3A Volleyball Tournament play-in loser-out match played Thursday at Shorecrest High School. The Mavericks had just snuck into the play-in contest as the tournament’s potential no.10 seed, but were no match…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Antique dolls, author book signing, family yoga

Shop Antique Dolls & Toys Sunday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. The Embassy Suites by Hilton on 44th Avenue West is going to be hosting a delightfully unique event this Sunday beginning at 11am. For the better part of the day, visitors will get to enjoy the array of local antiques, whether it be for a…

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