Lynnwood police seeking community’s help locating missing 12-year-old girl

The Lynnwood Police Department is seeking the community’s help locating a missing and possibly endangered 12-year-old girl. Police say Samantha Lake was last seen in the Meadowdale area and could be wearing a black beanie, orange hoodie and a camoflauge shirt. Anyone who sees Lake or has information about her whereabouts are asked to call…

Sponsor spotlight: From salmon tacos to clam chowder, Scotty’s Food Truck satisfies

Expand your culinary horizons at Scotty’s Food Truck and try their yummy salmon tacos or a steaming bowl of their clam chowder, packed with chopped clams, potatoes and bacon. These and other entrees on available on a weekly basis as Chef Scotty visits Edmonds’ Five Corners neighborhood Thursday-Saturday. Scotty’s focuses on fresh ingredients and seafood-based dishes,…

Highway 99 open house showcases City of Edmonds plans to enhance safety

A group of citizens joined city officials and project consultants remotely Thursday evening for the Highway 99 Corridor Project open house to learn about and provide feedback on a host of planned improvements — all aimed at enhancing safety along the corridor. “The big goal of this project is to reduce vehicle crashes on the…

Snohomish County councilmembers sponsoring COVID-19 vaccine town hall March 2

Snohomish County Chair Stephanie Wright and Vice Chair Megan Dunn will be co-hosting a regional remote Town Hall Meeting regarding vaccines and vaccine distribution in Snohomish County on Tuesday, March 2 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.. Panelists will include Dr. Chris Spitters and Shawn Fredrick from the Snohomish Health District, Jason Biermann from Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management,…

Missing 12-year-old Lynnwood girl found safe

A missing Lynnwood girl has been located by the FBI in another county and is safe, Lynnwood police said Friday. She was found with a person who is known to her, and detectives were on their way to speak with her, police said. The girl was last seen Thursday morning in the Meadowdale area in Lynnwood…

Armando Chilelli: Homebuilder, gardener, artist, creative thinker

Armando Chilelli, 91, died on February 21st, 2021, at his home in Edmonds with his family by his side. He was born April 16th, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York. Armando grew up in Italy, in a town called Paola. This is where he fell in love with his forever love. By one look at a…

Just Around the Corner: Marymoor Park windmill

The windmill at Marymoor Park in Redmond is on property originally owned in the early 1900s by banker and developer James Clise. Cattle and horses were raised on the property, which was called Willowmoor Farm. During a visit to the Netherlands, the Clise family fell in love with the windmills. Upon returning home, they had…

William F. (Bill) Anderson: Memorial service March 19 for Edmonds wildlife photographer

William E. Anderson, age 70, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2021. He was born February 4, 1950 in Eugene, Oregon to Elywn and Beverly Anderson—the oldest of four children. After graduating high school in Lewiston, Idaho, Bill attended Washington State University and graduated with a major in Microbiology with a focus on environmental health….

Lynnwood Today Daily Legislative Report: Feb. 25, 2021 – COVID-19 liquor license relief

Lynnwood Today presents the Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. The House debated two bills, concerning liquor licensing and the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on restaurants, bars and other hospitality establishments. Second Substitute House Bill 1359 would temporarily relieve liquor license holders of fees. Also heard was Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1480, which…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Feb. 14-20, 2021

Feb. 14 Highway 99th Street Southwest: A driver was arrested for DUI. 6500 block 208th Street Southwest: A verbal domestic disturbance was reported. 4200 block 196th Street Southwest: A vehicle was prowled. 18200 block 36th Avenue West: A theft occurred. 17400 block 52nd Avenue West: A fourth-degree domestic assault was reported. 4100 block Alderwood Mall…

Sponsor spotlight: Tough choices — Aging in place vs. assisted living

One of the toughest questions somebody can face after retirement is how and where will they spend the rest of their life? Ginny’s Girls has taken a dive into the nitty gritty to help you weigh the pros and cons of both options. Let’s start with “Aging in Place,” typically a more desirable option for…

Under the Weather: Mix of showers and sun expected in coming days

Another week of winter down, another week closer to spring! Although astronomical spring (traditional seasons) begins on March 20, meteorological spring actually begins on Monday. You can read more about the differences between astronomical and meteorological seasons here. For those counting down the days until summer, this is likely music to your ears. We are getting…

Sno-Isle Libraries gradually reopening community libraries to customers

Sno-Isle Libraries said it is gradually reopning community libraries to its customers, with Grab ‘n’ Go service being offered this week at the Brier and Lynnwood libraries. “Library customers tell me every day they appreciate the adaptions we have made, but really need access to our in-building services,” Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois Langer Thompson…

SnoPUD offering $400 charging credit for new electric vehicles

Snohomish County PUD is now offering a $400 account credit for customers to charge a newly purchased or leased plug-in or plug-in electric/hybrid vehicle. To be eligible, owners must be registered with the Department of Licensing at a residence receiving electric service from the PUD and have purchased or leased their vehicle after Jan. 1,…

Introducing new advertiser Pinnacle Roofing Professionals

We’re happy to introduce our new advertiser, Pinnacle Roofing Professionals. They are local and specialize in both residential and commercial roofing. The weather has taken its toll this year, and many homeowners and businesses have had roofing needs that have arisen this winter. Be assured, when you call Pinnacle Roofing Professionals, they are very particular…

To address overcrowding, former Woodway Elementary to house kindergarten students from two Edmonds schools

Aiming to address overcrowding at both Sherwood and Westgate elementary schools, the Edmonds School District Tuesday announced its plans to repurpose the former Woodway Elementary School campus to house kindergarten students from both schools. The district’s Capacity Advisory Committee recently voted to recommend that the superintendent approve the creation of a kindergarten campus in the…

City of Lynnwood releases draft Housing Action Plan; comment deadlline March 12

The City of Lynnwood has issued its draft Housing Action Plan for review and public comment The Housing Action Plan will form Lynnwood’s five-year goals and strategies to promote housing options that are safe and affordable for all community members. The plan was created by evaluating the city’s ongoing efforts, analyzing Lynnwood’s current and future housing…

Council votes for the second time to delay hiring race and social justice coordinator

Following a contentious conversation, the Lynnwood City Council voted Monday for the second time to delay hiring a paid city employee whose primary responsibilities would be promoting racial equity across the city. Unsatisfied with the information presented last week by city staff, the council at its Feb. 22 business meeting voted 4-3 to delay hiring…

South County Fire honors employees, volunteers and citizens with annual awards

South County Fire recently honored employees, volunteers and citizens in a virtual award presentation that took the place of the regional fire authority’s annual recognition banquet canceled due to the pandemic. 2020 Pandemic Response Recognition:  South County Fire has been on the frontline of the pandemic from the start, transporting the first patient in the…

Lynnwood Today Daily Legislative Report: Feb. 23, 2021 – Private prisons, homeless definitions

Lynnwood Today presents the Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. The House debated Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1050, which focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fluorinated gases. The bill passed the house 56-40, moving onto the Senate for consideration. The House debated SHB 1221, standardizing homeless definitions. The bill passed the…

Lynnwood City Council confirms Michelle Meyer as new finance director

The Lynnwood City Council at its Feb. 22 meeting unanimously confirmed Mayor Nicola Smith’s appointment of Michelle Meyer to serve as the City’s next finance director. “Director Meyer’s wide range of financial leadership skills and experience will keep our finance team moving forward as we continue to strive for greater accountability and transparency in our…

County COVID-19 briefing: Cases continue to decline, vaccine frustration lingers

Declining COVID cases, but lingering vaccine frustration marked Snohomish County’s latest coronavirus briefing Tuesday. The vaccine pipeline is slowly reopening here. Dr. Chris Spitters, the county’s chief health officer, said during the briefing that the county is getting deliveries that were promised last week and getting this week’s vaccine allotment as well. That means 30,000…

New hours for state COVID-19 information hotline

  The Washington State Department of Health said it is optimizing the hours for the state COVID-19 information hotline to better serve the public. As of Feb. 22, the hotline will be open from: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and observed state holidays Hotline specialists can…

Edmonds Rotary selects Lilli Broce as February 2021 Student of Month

The Rotary Club of Edmonds has selected Meadowdale High School junior Lillianna (Lilli) Broce as the February 2021 Student of the Month. According to Career Center Specialist Lora Schwartzenberger, Broce “is an all-star volunteer and track athlete, and a stellar student. She has been a friendly, supportive, courageous and dedicated student in the remote learning environment….

Lynnwood City Council President George Hurst announces he’s running for mayor

Promising to bring strong leadership to navigate coming changes, Lynnwood City Council President George Hurst said Monday he is running for mayor in 2021. Hurst is the second candidate to publicly announce for mayor. Fellow Councilmember Christine Frizzell said last December she would also be campaigning for the position. Current Mayor Nicola Smith, who was…

Schools superintendent to speak at Lynnwood Chamber breakfast meeting Feb. 24

The Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce’s virtual breakfast previously scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25 has been moved to Wednesday, Feb. 24. Speakers are Edmonds School District Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas and Ty Reed of Workforce Snohomish: There is no cost for the meeting, which will run from 8-9 a.m. via Zoom. You can register here.  

Lynnwood Today Daily Legislative Report: Feb. 22, 2021 – Statewide soda tax

Lynnwood Today presents the Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. The Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee heard public testimony on Senate Bill 5371, which would fund public health services, including a healthy equity initiative, through a statewide sweetened beverage tax. For more information on Senate Bill 5371 – https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=5371&Year=2021&Initiative=false For…

Sponsor spotlight: 6 tax topics that can cause problems

Here are six tax topics that seem innocent but can cause problems if not handled correctly. 1. Gambling winnings. If you receive a tax form at a casino for your winnings, that information is sent to the tax authorities. Since the form typically only contains the amount you won, save copies and records of any…

Snohomish PUD launches Energy Design Assistance program for new construction

Snohomish County PUD has launched a program to help new buildings such as medical facilities, apartments and office buildings be constructed in a manner that maximizes energy efficiency. The Energy Design Assistance program provides a variety of incentives and design assistance to promote energy-efficient construction of new buildings. Some of the program benefits include: Performance-based…

Alliance founded by Edmonds resident helps empower Afghan women, girls

Edmonds resident Lisa Herb has made it her mission to advocate for the equitable treatment of women on a global scale. In 2005, Herb founded the Alliance for International Women’s Rights (AIWR), and serves as its director. AIWR supports current and future women leaders in developing countries, with a current focus on Afghanistan. AIWR creates…

City of Edmonds to host virtual open house Feb. 25 on Hwy 99 safety improvements

The City of Emonds will be hosting an online open house Thursday, Feb. 25 for the planned Highway 99 Gateway and Revitalization Project. The meeting will run from 5:30-7 p.m.and anyone with an interest in the project is invited to attend. The objective of this project is to design and build safety improvements and gateway signage…

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