With snow possible this week, some tips from City of Lynnwood

With the possibility of snow in the forecast this week, here are some helpful cold-weather preparation tips from the City of Lynnwood: 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 to help alleviate drainage problems…

Man arrested after barricading himself inside Hwy 99 business, starting fire

A suspect who barricaded himself inside a Lynnwood business Friday night and started a fire using propane tanks was arrested after a four-hour standoff, Lynnwood police reported. Police were initially dispatched to a call in the 17700 block of Highway 99 at approximately 4:15 p.m. for a man threatening a business owner with a screwdriver,…

I-5 express lanes in Seattle to remain southbound through Wednesday, Nov. 30

The Interstate 5 express lanes in Seattle will remain open in the southbound direction through at least 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Washington State Department of Transportation said. They will not switch to northbound on Tuesday, Nov. 29, due to snow. The express lanes are normally reversed each day and closed overnight, but snow…

Fresia Libertad featured artist at Lynnwood City Hall

Fresia Libertad is the featured artist at Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W. Libertad was born in 1959 in Lima, Peru, where she grew up. She has been expressing her artistic passion through writing, painting, modeling and creating artworks. Libertad has been living in Washington state for 10 years and recently moved to Lynnwood. She…

Snohomish County Council to meet in Mountlake Terrace Nov. 29

In an effort to engage South County residents, the Snohomish County Council is hosting its Tuesday, Nov. 29 regular meeting at Mountlake Terrace City Hall. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Find the agenda and Zoom info here. For those wanting to attend in person, Mountlake Terrace City Hall is located at 23204 58th Ave. W….

Lucia Schmit appointed as county’s director of emergency management

Lucia Schmit has been appointed the director of Snohomish County’s Department of Emergency Management. Schmit has served as an emergency management leader at federal, state and local agencies, including time spent working internationally. She comes to the county from the City of Seattle, where she has worked since 2018 as the emergency planning coordinator. According…

Plan to cut statewide fuel emissions 20 percent starts Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, 2023, Washington’s new Clean Fuel Standard will begin cutting greenhouse gas emissions from transportation — the state’s largest source of carbon pollution — the Washington State Department of Ecology says. Over the next 12 years, the new standard will reduce annual transportation emissions statewide by 20%, or about 4.3 million metric tons…

Introducing our new advertiser, Cascadia Art Museum

Welcome to new advertiser Cascadia Art Museum, an educational nonprofit organization that celebrates the rich cultural history of Northwest art. The museum provides enriching experiences through original exhibitions, public programs, publications and educational outreach. Three new exhibitions open Dec. 1, 2022: George Tsutakawa: Early Works on Paper Urban Scenes of Seattle – 1910 -1960 Vintage Christmas…

Sponsor spotlight: Raising a financially savvy child

If you have children or grandchildren, you have an opportunity to give them a jump-start on their journey to becoming financially responsible adults. While teaching your child about money and finances is easier when you start early, it’s never too late to impart your wisdom. Here are some age-relevant suggestions to help develop a financially…

Updated: Free at-home COVID-19 tests no longer available

The Washington State Department of Health said it “has already exhausted the limited supply” of free COVID-19 home test kits, which it recently announced were available to residents through the end of the year. “We have had an overwhelming response to the initiative,” a pop-up message on the department’s free COVID test webpage said.  

Girls on the Run seeking volunteer coaches for spring 2023 season

Girls on the Run (GOTR) of Snohomish County is looking for coaches for their spring 2023 season, and also has opportunities for those who want to bring the program to your school or group. GOTR is a “physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls and gender-expansive youth in third through eighth grade to…

City seeks members for Lynnwood Arts Commission, History and Heritage Board

Are you interested in the arts, culture, heritage and history? Do you want to give back to your community? The City of Lynnwood invites you to think about joining one of two advisory boards. The Lynnwood Arts Commission is looking for people with knowledge of art and social justice, community and public art, architecture. The History & Heritage…

School board receives budget updates, Martha Lake Elementary student presentation

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors at its Tuesday, Nov. 22 meeting received a student presentation and school improvement plan from Martha Lake Elementary School. During the presentation, students from each grade talked to the board about the school’s new pledge. Martha Lake Elementary Principal Stephanie Kay-Fredrickson said surveys were given to each class…

Nightly closure of 46th Ave W transit center ramps planned starting Nov. 28

Starting Monday, Nov. 28, Sound Transit contractors are scheduled to work on overhead operations at the Lynnwood City Center Transit Station Park and Ride lot. This work will requirethe closure of 46th Avenue West on- and off-ramps from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Nov. 28 through Dec. 1, excluding weekends. Detours will be provided (see map). The intersection…

Save the date: Free vision and hearing screenings at Edmonds Waterfront Center Dec. 13

The Edmonds Waterfront Center is partnering with the Edmonds Lions Club to provide free hearing and vision screenings from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 13. The Lions Club provides assistance to obtain glasses and hearing aids for qualifying low-income children and adults. Participants must live in Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood or Mountlake Terrace. No appointment…

Clothes dryer fire safety tips from state fire marshal’s office

Clothes dryers caused 4% of home structure fires in 2014 through 2018, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and last year in Washington state, there were a reported 352 fires caused by appliances, including clothes dryers. More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months and peak in the month for…

Sounder train available for Seahawks vs. Las Vegas Raiders game Nov. 27

Sound Transit’s Sounder train will be running to this weekend’s Seahawks game at Lumen Field. The special service will be available Sunday, Nov. 27, for the 1:05 p.m. Seahawks game against the Raiders. The inbound N Line train from Snohomish County departs Everett at 10:45 a.m. with stops in Mukilteo and Edmonds, arriving at King…

Healthy eating: Winter green salad a fresh option for holiday table

During the holidays, it’s easy to eat rich and high-caloric foods. We’re visiting with family and friends as well as going to open houses and office parties, where we are treating ourselves to a wide assortment festive foods of the holidays. It’s all good — everything in moderation, right? Try not to demonize the foods…

Lynnwood parks department seeking volunteers for ParksLove accessibility focus group

Lynnwood’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is seeking community members with experience personally or through caregiving of someone with impaired, restricted or limited access to parks to participate in a two-hour virtual focus group. This focus group will help park staff better understand what improvements are needed to create more inclusive and accessible parks….

Scene in Lynnwood: Police promote two officers

The Lynnwood Police Department recently honored two of its officers with promotions. Sara Varela was promoted from custody officer to custody sergeant and Denis Molloy was promoted from a community health and safety officer to patrol sergeant.

Washington State Patrol ‘HiVE’ enforcement week two happening Nov. 26

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) will once again be focusing its efforts to reduce serious injury and fatality collisions during a “High Visibility Enforcement” (HiVE) patrol Saturday, Nov. 26. This will be the second of four HiVE patrols occurring in conjunction with statewide efforts during the upcoming holiday season. Future patrols include Dec. 17 and…

Public invited to sponsor wreaths for Wreaths Across America event in Monroe Dec. 17

For the second year in a row, Monroe-based Ward Roney Jr. VFW Post 7511 and its auxiliary invite the community to usher in the holiday season by remembering the fallen heroes who fought for our freedom. The post is partnering with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at more than 3,400…

Washington’s 2023-2026 program of multimodal transportation projects ready for public review

A compilation of prioritized transportation improvements projects is now ready for public review and comment through Wednesday, Dec. 14, the Washington State Department of Transportation says. More than 1,400 statewide transportation improvement projects using $5.1 billion in federal funds are included in the 2023-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, or STIP for short. The draft 2023-2026…

Reminder: Lynnwood High School’s Vendor Splendor Nov. 26

A reminder that Lynnwood High School’s Vendor Splendor 2022 is returning Saturday, Nov. 26. Browse and shop from vendors who will have unique gifts and crafts. The event includes door prizes and a bake sale. For more information, email vendorsplendor@lhsroyalboosters.com. Lynnwood High School is located at 18212 North Road in Bothell.    

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Nov. 13-19, 2022

Nov. 13 19430 block Admiralty Way: Police responded to a fourth-degree domestic violence assault. The suspect was in possession of a gun, waiting for officers to respond to the call. 4020 block 198th Street Southwest: A theft was reported. 3200 block 184th Street Southwest: Police responded to reports of a shoplift and subsequently made a…

Lynnwood teen supports foster kids with Eagle Scout project

Skyler MacKay was just four days old when he entered the foster care system. Adopted into an unsafe home, he spent five years there before going back into foster care at the age of 6. That’s when Lisa MacKay took him in, eventually adopting Skyler. Now her 14-year-old son is using his childhood experience to…

Reminder: Jingle Bell Breakfast and Craft Fair Dec. 3 at Lynnwood Convention Center

The Lynnwood Convention Center is ringing in the holiday spirit with its first annual Jingle Bell Breakfast and Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 3. This festive event will kick off the month of December with a delicious breakfast, merry musical performances, fun craft activities for kids and a holiday craft fair featuring goods from over…

Thanksgiving safety tips from the state fire marshal

According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment, with Christmas Day and Christmas Eve following close behind. Between 2017 and 2021, fire agencies in Washington state reported more than 9,850 fires related to cooking, resulting in 13 fire fatalities and $44 million…

Washington State Patrol special enforcement Nov. 19 results in speeding, DUI infractions

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) last weekend conducted a High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) emphasis to reduce serious injury and fatality collisions, as well as intercept crime. The criminal offense citations and arrests as part of the Saturday, Nov. 19 patrol on Interstate 5 in Snohomish County included DUI with a preliminary breath test result of…

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