Community invited to Edmonds School District Superintendent finalists forum Feb. 7

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors is inviting the community to attend a public forum Tuesday, Feb. 7, where the district’s superintendent finalists will be able to introduce themselves and answer community questions. After interviewing multiple candidates, the board has narrowed the search to two finalists: Dr. Rebecca Miner, the interim superintendent for the…

Edmonds School District says internet service disabled to investigate suspicious activity

Edmonds School District schools and administrative offices Wednesday were on their second day without internet service – and the cause is related to suspicious activities observed on its network Jan. 31, the district said. In an email message to staff and families Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 1, the district said its technology team suspended the district’s…

Edmonds School District internet still out — no timeline for a fix

As of Friday, the internet outage continues in the Edmonds School District, a spokesperson said. The district said it disabled its internet service on Tuesday, Jan. 31 to minimize potential harm from “suspicious activities” taking place within its network. The district’s technology team reset all student and staff passwords as it launched its investigation Tuesday. But…

Warm up your winter day at Feb. 11 chili cookoff

Lynnwood’s Emerald City Harley-Davidson is inviting all “chili gods and goddesses” to participate in its chili cookoff on Saturday, Feb. 11. There is no fee to enter and the winner will receive a $50 gift card. The cookoff will be hosted at 5711 188th St. S.W. from 12-3 p.m. In order to register, email marketing@emeraldcityhd.com….

Introducing a new column, amplifying ‘The Local Music Scene’

Welcome to the newest monthly column for My Edmonds News, MLTnews and Lynnwood Today.  “The Local Music Scene” will highlight local music and our fantastic local musicians. Support your local artists and venues! Here are my top picks for February’s can’t-miss music events. Please email if you want to add upcoming shows featuring local artists…

High school sports roundup for Feb. 2, 2023

Girls basketball Mountlake Terrace defeated Cascade 56-36 Mountlake Terrace top scorers: Mya Sheffield 19, Alexa Brock 11, Cameron Dunn 9 Cascade top scorers: Claire Mitchell 12, Jaidyn Wilson 10 Records (conference and overall): Mountlake Terrace 8-7, 11-9; Cascade 1-14, 2-17 Mountlake Terrace next game: District Tournament Play-In Game; Wednesday, Feb. 8; opponent and location to…

Letter to the editor: Sign the petition to oppose state housing bills

Editor: Bills were introduced in last year’s legislative session around issues of land use, zoning, and housing.  When these ill-advised bills were defeated, the sponsors said they would be back this year. A half a dozen bills are before the legislature now that are extreme and draconian and that would revamp land use and zoning…

Verdant awards $4.3 million in community health grants

The Verdant Health Commission announced Thursday it has awarded $4.3 million in grants to 31 community organizations offering programs and services that address Verdant’s strategic priorities: mental health, health care access and food security. “This funding will ensure that health-elated programming is available and accessible for the community, said Commissioner Karianna Wilson. “By working together…

High school sports roundup for Feb. 1, 2023

Girls basketball Meadowdale defeated Snohomish 74-62 Scoring by half: Total Meadowdale 36-38 74 Snohomish 24-38 62 Meadowdale scorers: Gia Powell 20, Ava Powell 19, Jordan Leith 11, Audrey Lucas 8, Payton Fleishman 8, Mia Brockmeyer 5, Natalie Durbin 2, Kaiya Dotter 1 Snohomish top scorers: Jada Andresen 20, Sienna Capelli 15, Tyler Gildersleeves-Stiles 11 Records…

Help wanted: Groundskeeper

We manage the grounds for a 261-condominium site in Edmonds. We offer full employee benefits including vacation, sick leave, personal days, health benefits, and importantly a 40-hour, year-round job opportunity. Qualifications:• Landscape maintenance (1 year preferred)• Hardworking, positive attitude, and enjoys working in a creative team environment• Ability to multi-task, excellent communication skills, and adapt to…

Mercer St. on-ramp to northbound I-5 in Seattle closing Feb. 3-6

Drivers will need to prepare for a full weekend closure of the Mercer Street on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 as work progresses on a new flyover ramp connecting the eastside to downtown Seattle. Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close the on-ramp, which includes an entrance to the express lanes,…

Art Beat: Movie night, music, ballet and a reading

Art Movie Night at Graphite: ‘Modigliani’ Friday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Gallery at Graphite 202a Main St., Edmonds The story of Amedeo Modigliani’s bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso and his tragic romance with painter and art model Jeanne Hebuterne. Movies are free, but donations to the nonprofit Art Start Northwest are appreciated. Suggested donation: $5…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Jan. 22-28, 2023

Jan. 22 19500 Block Highway 99: A misdemeanor theft was reported. 19900 Block Poplar Way: A misdemeanor theft was reported. 1700 Block 38th Avenue West: Identity theft was reported. 6000 Block 168th Street Southwest: Harassment was reported 3200 Block 184th Street Southwest: A misdemeanor theft was reported. 18900 Block 76th Avenue West: Police assisted the…

High school sports roundup for Jan. 31, 2023

Boys basketball Shorecrest defeated Mountlake Terrace 66-62 (overtime) Scoring by quarter and overtime: Total Mountlake Terrace 15- 8- 16-16- 7 62 Shorecrest 14-12-10-19-11 66 Shorecrest scorers: Parker Baumann 36, Adarrius Hilliard 12, Brayden Fischer 7, Anthony Najera 6, Disma Kagarabi 5 Mountlake Terrace scorers: Zaveon Jones 26, Chris Meegan 18, Jaxon Dubiel 9, Logan Tews…

County’s Department of Emergency Management receives prestigious accreditation

Snohomish County’s Department of Emergency Management is one of roughly 30 county-level agencies across the U.S. to have demonstrated excellence and accountability in emergency management. Following a rigorous peer-reviewed process, the department has received accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP). “We have one of the best emergency management teams in the country, and the EMAP accreditation shows…

Sponsor spotlight: Halibut burger special at Scotty’s Food Truck Friday, Saturday

Scotty’s Food Truck is open this Friday and Saturday, 4-7:30 p.m. at the Calvary Church parking lot in Edmonds’ Five Corners neighborhood. This week’s special is a Halibut Burger, with a halibut filet lightly breaded on a brioche bun accompanied by lettuce, tomato, onion and tartar sauce — and a side of French fries. Call…

Applications now being accepted for the Working Families Tax Credit

The Washington State Department of Revenue has begun accepting applications for the Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC). Up to 400,00 eligible Washington workers and their families may receive money back this year. The new program returns a portion of sales tax paid each year and is modeled after the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)…

State Senate bill to increase housing near transit gets a hearing

The word from a supporter of a new housing bill making its way through the state Senate put it this way: “We are asking the Legislature to go big on housing.” An opponent argued that a number of the housing bills in Olympia are “extreme and draconian.” For Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, this bill…

Eye care product linked to antibiotic-resistant infections

Washington State’s Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating a cluster of antibiotic-resistant infections that may be linked to EzriCare Artificial Tears. The infections have been caused by a variant of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that is commonly found in water and soil and can infect the eyes, lungs,…

Local lawmakers share their 2023 state legislative priorities

The Washington State 2023 legislative session began Jan. 9 and is scheduled to end April 23. State lawmakers have priorities for which bills they consider most essential, so we asked local legislators about their legislative priorities for the current session. Here are their responses: District 21 – Edmonds, Lynnwood Sen.Marko Liias Committees: Transportation Committee Chair,…

VFW Post 8870 announces Freedom Scholarship for graduating HS seniors

VFW Post 8870 is once again offering its Freedom Scholarship to graduating high school seniors. To qualify, a student must have at least one sibling, parent or grandparent who is a U.S. military veteran and must also reside within the boundaries of either the Edmonds or Mukilteo school district.  Students who live in school district…

High school sports roundup Jan. 28 and 30, 2023

Boys swimming Edmonds School District Championships Saturday, Jan. 28- Lynnwood Pool Team Scores 1. Edmonds-Woodway 373 2. Mountlake Terrace 310 3. Lynnwood 225 4. Meadowdale 89 Individual Events (Top 5 finishers): 200 Yard Freestyle: 1. Christian Leaty (MTHS) 1:58.44 2. Nolan Tyler (LHS) 1:58.76 3. Marshall Roberts (EWHS) 2:04.09 4. Caleb Schnitzius (LHS) 2:15.96 5….

Edmonds School District starting two hours late Wednesday due to internet outage

The Edmonds School District, which was an impacted by a districtwide internet outage most of the day Tuesday, announced Tuesday night that there would be a two-hour late start for students Wednesday, Feb. 1, due to the problem. The late start was for students only. Employees were told to report to work at their regularly…

Don’t forget to check for your missing money

Whether it’s from an uncashed check, unused gift certificate or forgotten safety deposit box, everyone loves finding their money. On Feb. 1, the Washington State Department of Revenue (DOR) is partnering with the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators for the third annual Unclaimed Property Day. This day raises awareness of unclaimed property nationwide and encourages people…

Sheriff’s office asks for public help to locate missing Lynnwood-area teen

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating 15-year-old Shayra Muniz-Garcia. She was last seen on Friday, Jan. 20 at her residence in the 15900 block of Hwy 99 in unincorporated Lynnwood. Shayra ran away from home and was reported missing on Monday, Jan. 23. She has been out of contact…

Edmonds College renews partnership with Seattle Credit Union for students in construction pre-apprenticeship program

Edmonds College has extended its partnership with Seattle Credit Union to assist graduates who successfully enroll and complete the college’s Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program (CAP) through the Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center (AMSC). Seattle Credit Union (SCU) is providing a $4,000 grant to students transitioning into their chosen apprenticeship through a starter kit of supplies. Supplies needed…

Help wanted: Groundskeeper

We manage the grounds for a 261-condominium site in Edmonds. We offer full employee benefits including vacation, sick leave, personal days, health benefits, and importantly a 40-hour, year-round job opportunity. Qualifications:• Landscape maintenance (1 year preferred)• Hardworking, positive attitude, and enjoys working in a creative team environment• Ability to multi-task, excellent communication skills, and adapt to…

Reminder: Edmonds College to host Multicultural Job Fair Feb. 2

Edmonds College will host a Multicultural Job Fair from noon to 2 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 2, on the first floor of Brier Hall. The job fair is open to students and community members whose first language is not English. Employers at the event will have visual aids and bilingual documents available. Employers recognize that English language…

Save the date: Lynnwood hosting Ties and Tiaras Winter Ball Feb. 25

Come dance the night away and capture all the special moments during the Ties and Tiaras Winter Ball hosted by the City of Lynnwood Saturday, Feb. 25 at Cedar Valley Gym. Dancing, snacks and photo ops are all a part of this evening of magic. Advance registration is required; gentlemen and girls register separately. Dads,…

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