Hundreds gather in Lynnwood to celebrate first night of Hanukkah

The rain stopped long enough for 250 celebrants to enjoy the first night of Hanukkah at Lynnwood City Hall Sunday night. This was the 10th year that the Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County held a Menorah Lighting ceremony. People of all ages and backgrounds sang traditional Jewish songs, such as “Blessings for Menorah Kindling,”…

County seeks public’s ideas on updating comprehensive plan for growth management

Snohomish County is asking for public comments to help develop its 2024 Comprehensive Plan update. The county is currently gathering feedback to assist with creating an overarching vision statement and also regarding the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) scoping process for the environmental review portion of the update. The county’s population is estimated to experience an…

Have a chocolate lover on your gift list? Sno-Isle Libraries has a class for that

“Easy, Edible Gifts for Chocolate Lovers” is a virtual class presented by local pastry chef Cam Zarcone via Sno-Isle Libraries Wednesday, Dec. 1. Zarcone will show you how easy it is to make homemade chocolate truffles (both bittersweet and a raspberry variation) along with a scrumptious batch of the chocolate-caramel Brazilian candies Brigadeiros — all…

Ronald William Knight: Devoted Husky fan loved to fish and to travel

Ronald William Knight was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach, CA to Loretta Alice Krause and William Paul Knight on March 14, 1940, and died on November 22, 2021, at the age of 81 in Klamath Falls, OR. Ronald was the only son to Loretta and was raised in Ritzville, WA by his…

Pop-up blood drives scheduled in South Snohomish County Nov. 30-Dec. 14

The need for blood in the community is rising and to meet that challenge, Bloodworks needs all donors to step up. So book your next donation now to make sure patients get the fighting chance they deserve. All types are urgently needed, but Type O is especially in demand. Upcoming events – Nile Shrine (Mountlake…

Lynnwood police arrest Mukilteo man after finding large quantity of drugs

A Mukilteo man was arrested Saturday morning after police found approximately four pounds of methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs in his possession, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. At 5 a.m. Saturday morning, police contacted the 54-year-old man regarding possible stolen property. They found about two pounds of methamphetamine, two pounds of oxycodone, more than…

Holiday Dash gets season off to a running start

It was all holiday sweaters, antler headbands and Santa hats as more than 60 intrepid runners gathered in the Saturday morning drizzle at the Edmonds Boys and Girls club for the 9 a.m. start of the annual Holiday Dash. Begun in 2014 as a fun kick-off to the local holiday season, the Holiday Dash has…

Scene on video: Holiday music from the Gothard Sisters

Enjoy some holiday cheer from the Edmonds-based Gothard Sisters, with the official music video for the trio’s Celtic folk version of a classic Christmas carol, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” The song is the first track on their most recent holiday album, Falling Snow. The video was filmed in the foothills of the North Cascades.

Reminder: City of Lynnwood launches Community Equity Survey

Lynnwood has launched a Community Equity Survey aimed at helping the city learn more about residents’ experiences in Lynnwood. The survey is anonymous and will take 20 minutes to complete. You can fill it out online by visiting www.LynnwoodWA.gov/EquitySurvey. For questions or to request a paper survey or a large print survey, contact Doug Raiford…

Save the date: Foundation for Edmonds School District fundraising breakfast March 18, 2022

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has scheduled the date of its annual fundraising breakfast, so mark your calendars for Friday, March 18, 2022. This year’s event will once again be virtual, so you can participate anywhere, the foundation said. The Edmonds School District is Snohomish County’s largest public school district, serving more than 21,000 students…

Police investigating Thanksgiving Day incident of shots fired near Interurban Trail

Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace police are investigating a Thanksgiving Day incident of gunshots fired near the Interurban Trail. No one was reported injured but a window of a single-family home was blown out in the 7100 block of 224th Street Southwest in Edmonds, apparently due to a stray bullet. The remnants of a broken-out rear vehicle…

Reminder: Chanukah celebration, giant menorah lighting in Lynnwood Nov. 28

Chabad of Snohomish County is sponsoring a Chanukah celebration, including the annual giant menorah lighting and related activities, starting at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28 at Lynnwood City Hall. The Klez Katz Klezmer Band will perform live and there will also be: – Chocolate gelt – Doughnuts – Balloon twisting – Menorah kits You can…

Snohomish County invites public input on affordable housing, community development needs

Snohomish County invites all interested persons to provide their ideas on local community needs for affordable housing, public facilities, infrastructure, public services and economic development projects to be funded with 2022 federal grant funds, as well as provide input on 2020 grant performance. Snohomish County, in consortium with 19 cities and towns within the county,…

Tips for keeping food safe during the holidays

Each year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million people get sick from foodborne illness and 128,000 are hospitalized. As families and friends gather for the holidays, a traditional meal is often a big part of the celebration. So, before the celebrations begin, the Washington State Department of Health would…

Lynnwood City Council holds public hearing on South Lynnwood Neighborhood plan

The Lynnwood City Council plowed through a full agenda Monday night that included two public hearings regarding a draft plan aimed at revitalizing the South Lynnwood neighborhood and authorizing changes to the city’s 2021-22 biennium budget. At its Nov. 22 business meeting, the council held a public hearing regarding the draft South Lynnwood Neighborhood Plan…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Nov. 14-20, 2021

Nov. 14 18900 block 51st Place West: A residence was burglarized. 44th Avenue West/172nd Street Southwest: Police responded to a hit-and-run collision. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: A felony theft was reported at Alderwood Mall. 19800 block 50th Avenue West: Witnesses reported a vehicle theft in progress. The vehicle was quickly recovered but the suspect…

Carolyn Brennan sworn in as Verdant Health commissioner

Newly elected Commissioner Carolyn Brennan joined her colleagues on the Verdant Health Commission’s Board of Commissioners after being sworn in at the regular meeting Wednesday. “I am honored to be part of this work serving our community,” said Brennan, an Edmonds resident. “My goal is that over the next six years, as we emerge from…

Save the date: Lynnwood Christmas tree lighting set for Dec. 4

Enjoy a magical night of celebrating Christmas with your family and neighbors at the Lynnwood Christmas Tree Lighting at Silver Creek Family Church Saturday, Dec. 4. This free event, which runs from 5-7 p.m., features a live jazz band, coffee cart, food vendors, a visit from Santa and activities for all ages. Silver Creek Family…

South County Fire updates commissioner election districts

New fire election district boundaries have been unanimously approved by the South County Fire Board of Commissioners to balance population based on the latest federal census counts as required by law. The regional fire authority (RFA) is governed by a board of seven fire commissioners: two elected at-large and five elected from commissioner districts. South…

Lynnwood HS jazz band student gets guest DJ spot on KNKX

Lynnwood High School jazz band member Jackson McCormick recently appeared as a guest DJ on KNKX public radio’s Evening Jazz show with Abe Beeson. The 16-year-old junior plays saxophone in the jazz band and clarinet in the LHS wind ensemble. He said that when school band director Phillip Onishi asked him if he’d be interested in…

Construction of Lynnwood Link extension 50 percent complete

Two years after breaking ground on the project, civil construction on the Lynnwood Link extension has reached the 50% completion mark, Sound Transit announced Tuesday. The rail extension is scheduled to open in 2024. “The opening of Lynnwood Link will be a transformative event for the city of Lynnwood,” said Sound Transit Board Member and…

From the Publisher’s Desk: Our commitment to journalistic integrity

Dear readers: In 2013, after four years spent publishing My Edmonds News, I took over publication of Lynnwood Today from founder Mike Murphy. He was moving out of the area but he wanted to make sure Lynnwood continued to have a reliable news source, especially since the city had recently lost its community newspaper, the…

PUD Marketplace begins offering line voltage smart thermostats

For the first time, Snohomish County PUD is offering line voltage smart thermostats to its residential customers on its PUD Marketplace. PUD customers are eligible for instant rebates on thermostats from Mysa and Sinopé, including a manufacturer discount from Mysa until Nov. 30. Line voltage smart thermostats can be used with electric fan-forced wall heaters,…

Admirers bid a virtual farewell to Mayor Nicola Smith

As Nicola Smith prepares to retire, the two-term mayor of Lynnwood was celebrated last week during a virtual goodbye event hosted by her friends and supporters. More than 100 people attended the online event Friday to say farewell to Smith, who announced she would not seek a third term as mayor. On Nov. 2, 53%…

South County Fire offers tips for a safe Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, with three times as many compared to an average day, according to the National Fire Protection Association. South County Fire shares these tips for a safe Thanksgiving: Stay in your kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on…

New state rule opens door to widespread testing for harsh chemicals in drinking water

Drinking water for over 6 million Washington residents will be tested for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under rule changes adopted by the Washington State Board of Health (SBOH). That’s according to a state Department of Health news release, which says that the rule now sets State Action Levels (SALs) and requires widespread testing of…

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office looking for armed robbery suspect

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives said Monday they are seeking the public’s help in locating 22-year-old Ronell Latroy Mitchell. He is suspected of robbing a convenience store in unincorporated Lynnwood at gunpoint Sept. 29. He is also wanted by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office for a separate robbery investigation. Mitchell is described as 6 feet…

Sponsor spotlight: Tax-free income for employees

While most income received from your employer quickly ends up on a W-2 tax form at the end of the year, here are some common employee benefits that often avoid the impact of Federal taxes. Health benefits. While now reported on W-2’s, employer-provided health insurance premiums are currently not required to be reported as additional income…

Welcome to our new sponsor: Kita Events, Bridal & Formal Wear

Here’s a sneak peak of a local business that is emerging from the pandemic with a whole new business model. Along with their specialty-event services, they have added a completely new set of offerings. Krista Larrison of Kita Events, Bridal & Formal Wear is opening a formal wear shop in Edmonds and is in the…

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