Lynnwood police seek woman missing since September

Lynnwood police are seeking help locating Alexandria Youn Suk Kim, who has not been heard from or seen by family and friends since Sept 2. According to the police, Kim is a 65-year-old Asian woman with thinning black hair who occasionally wears glasses. She may be wearing a knit hat, dark blue blazer and blue…

Weekend idea: Fall colors on Highway 2

Photographer Bill Ray recommends a drive along Highway 2 toward Leavenworth to see fall colors. “Generally there is still plenty of color with more to come — except in Leavenworth itself which is past the peak,” he said. “Index and Eagle Falls are spectacular and not that far away. They make a dandy half-day trip….

Sponsor spotlight: The marriage penalty is alive and well

Despite what you may think, the marriage penalty is still alive and well. Whether you’re changing your filing status in 2019 because of marriage, divorce or another event (or it’s staying the same), you should review this information and plan accordingly. What is the marriage penalty? The marriage penalty occurs when the dollar ranges for…

Playtime: Calendar-worthy Halloween events

When my kids were small and the costumes were still toddling spiders or mini firefighters, my main goal was to get as much use out of costumes as possible with the most amount of pictures. Once the kids started school, their yearly school event added an indoor option, which has a photo booth, so I…

Reproductive health and disease prevention parent/guardian review night Nov. 7

Parents and/or guardians of Edmonds School District students are encouraged to attend a reproductive health and disease prevention night Thursday, Nov. 7. During the evening, parents can learn about the Reproductive Health and Disease Prevention Curriculum, which is taught in grades 5-12. The event will take place from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 20420…

Prep football: Mavs earn 20-14 homecoming win over Scots

The Meadowdale Mavericks jumped out to a 13-0 halftime lead, then held on to defeat the visiting Shorecrest Scots 20-14 in a Wesco League South Conference showdown — and also Meadowdale’s homecoming — played Friday at Edmonds Stadium. Both teams had entered the game with 3-1 league records and were part of a four-team logjam…

Prep football: Panthers power past Royals

The Lynnwood Royals couldn’t slow down a juggernaut Snohomish Panthers’ offense on Friday as the Panthers rolled to a 35-0 victory over the Royals at Edmonds Stadium. Snohomish running backs Joshua Vandergriend and Tyler Larson each rushed for more than 100 yards – Vandergriend ran for 146 while Larson carried for 109 – and quarterback…

ESD Equity Alliance for Achievement meeting Oct. 21

The community is invited to attend the first Equity Alliance for Achievement (EAACH) of the year Monday, Oct. 21, at Alderwood Middle School Commons. The event will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Learn about how the community can work on equity in the district, with a discussion of the following:  What are school resource officers…

From the Publisher’s Desk: Our virtual dust is starting to settle…

Dear readers: Thanks very much for your patience during the past week as we’ve been working out the glitches that occurred during our website redesign. We still have a few more wrinkles to smooth out, but I want to assure you that the reason for doing this — in the end — is to provide…

Sounder Seahawks game day trains will run Sunday

Seattle Seahawks fans can save on travel time, parking and gas by taking Sound Transit’s popular Sounder trains to the Seahawks 1:25 p.m. game Sunday, Oct. 20 against the Baltimore Ravens. Inbound Sounder trains from Snohomish County will depart Everett at 10:20 and 10:45 a.m. with stops in Mukilteo and Edmonds, arriving at King Street Station…

Lynnwood residents invited to attend Coffee with a Cop Oct. 24

Officers from the Lynnwood Police Department and community members are invited to come together to discuss local issues, build relationships and drink coffee on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Lynnwood Crossroads Starbucks Coffee with a Cop gives community members a chance to ask questions and learn more about the department’s work in…

Lynnwood spay and neuter clinic celebrates a milestone helping feral cats

Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project, a non-profit veterinary clinic in Lynnwood, just completed its 125,000th surgery. The clinic has been operating since 1997, and provides free or low-cost neutering services. The lucky feline was a feral community cat named “Milo,” who was brought to the clinic by his caretaker Mary. As a feral cat, Milo does…

Election notes: No signs for candidate Jim Smith

While he admits it may put his campaign at a disadvantage, Jim Smith has pledged to not put up any signs in support of his candidacy for Lynnwood City Council position 4. Smith estimates that each sign is equivalent to 480 plastic straws. “We hear plenty of politicians that talk up the environment, and then…

Lynnwood High School robotics team part of tournament-winning alliance

The girls on the Lynnwood High School robotics team recently competed with 37 other teams in Girls Generation — an event encouraging girls to explore STEM and take leadership roles. The girls played the same robotics game that the school’s FIRST Robotics team played in 2019. The six girls, after 64 qualifying matches, were ranked 11th….

Rolling slowdowns on I-5 for light rail work planned Oct. 22-25

Seattle City Light crews plan to relocate existing overhead power lines over Interstate 5 near Northeast 189th and 195th streets to support Sound Transit’s Lynnwood Link Extension project. This work will result in traffic impacts Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 22-25. To complete this work safely, Washington State Patrol troopers and contracted crews must intermittently conduct rolling slowdowns…

Want to review candidate statements, videos? Visit our Election page

With general election ballots arriving in mailboxes this week, we have created a page archiving our recent coverage of local candidates, including mayor, city council, superior court judge, and school board. Click here to see the relevant articles. Can’t find something you are looking for? Use the search box on the upper right of the…

Mavs sports roundup: Girls soccer, swim results for Thursday

The struggling Meadowdale High School girls soccer team loss its 11th match in a row Thursday, as the Shorewood Thunderbirds beat the Mavs 3-0 in a Wesco League contest played at Edmonds Stadium. In other Meadowdale sports on Thursday, the Mavs’ girls swim team came within one point of taking down the Glacier Peak Grizzlies;…

Royals sports roundup: Girls soccer, swim results for Thursday

The Lynnwood Royals were no match for their opponents on the soccer pitch and in the pool on Thursday as the Royals suffered losses to Archbishop Murphy Wildcats and Shorewood Thunderbirds. Archbishop Murphy blanked the Royals 5-0 in a Wesco League girls soccer match played at Lynnwood High School. The result propelled the Wildcats into…

College Place Elementary students ‘Fall in Love with Reading’

Students, families and teachers celebrated College Place Elementary School’s fourth annual Fall in Love with Reading event Thursday to promote reading. The event invites students and their families to participate in games and activities that promote literacy and encourage reading at home, said reading teacher Carrie Garrett. “We make it a fun night for everyone…

September 2019 Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month

Edmonds Heights K-12 School Paige Matheson Mother’s Name: Yolanda Matheson Father’s Name: Andrew Matheson GPA: 4.0 at EdCC Running Start Clubs & Activities: Musical Theater, Thespian Troupe & Circus Arts Athletics: Basketball & Circus Arts Honors: Edmonds Community College Honor Roll Community Service: Helping in the Preschool at Church Educational Goals: Masters or PhD Career…

Lynnwood City Council 2019 general election candidate forum

Candidates for Lynnwood City Council participated in a general election forum on Oct. 2, 2019, sponsored by Lynnwood Today and the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce. Please note that due to a technical glitch, the video portion at the end of closing statements was lost but the audio is included.

Sounder trains to run for Saturday Sounders FC match

Sound Transit’s Sounder event trains will run to the Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas 12:30 p.m. match this Saturday, Oct. 19. Inbound Sounder trains will depart Edmonds at 10:11 a.m. Return trains depart King Street Station 35 minutes after the game. Both trains will serve all stops along the routes. A complete schedule of Sounder service…

Lynnwood Elementary earns construction award

The Edmonds School District was awarded the Engineering News-Record Northwest’s 2019 “Best Projects” Award for K-12 Education to Lynnwood Elementary and Mountlake Terrace Elementary. The Edmonds School District Capital Projects office earned a prestigious general contractor/construction manager (GC/CM) agency approval from the state that allowed collaboration between architectural firms and construction firms early in a…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Halloween events galore, from pumpkins to paint and sip

Celebrate Halloween at Cost Plus World Market Lynnwood Saturday, Oct. 19, 1-4 p.m. Sweet treats and seasonal eats galore! That’s what Cost Plus World Market is giving out on Saturday, Oct. 19. Delicious treats, sparkling sips, and samples of their latest and greatest seasonal snacks will be served up while supplies last. To ensure it’s…

Help for Seniors forum at Lynnwood Library Oct. 24

A free Help for Seniors forum is set for 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W. This seminar is aimed at helping seniors and their adult family members address aging-related legal, health care and housing questions. Those presenting include: – an elder law attorney who will discuss ways to…

City Council considers adoption of displaced tenant ordinance, OKs utility rate hikes

After hearing emotional testimony from Whispering Pines tenants at its Oct. 14 meeting, the Lynnwood City Council is considering adoption of an ordinance that would help ease the transition for displaced low-income residents. The council voted to table a motion from Councilmember George Hurst that would form an ad hoc task group to draft an…

Tenth annual Transforming Lives Breakfast celebrates work of Clothes for Kids

More than 270 parents, local officials, business owners, community volunteers, candidates for office and just plain folks came together Thursday morning at the Lynnwood Convention Center for the tenth annual Transforming Lives Breakfast to both celebrate and show support for Clothes for Kids. Clothes for Kids has been transforming the lives of young people since…

Royals, Mavs sports roundup: Cross country, volleyball results for Wednesday

Student athletes from Meadowdale, Lynnwood, Edmonds-Woodway and Mountlake Terrace High Schools took over the trails of Ballinger Park on Wednesday for the running of the Edmonds School District Cross Country Championships. The Edmonds-Woodway Warriors captured both the boys’ and girls’ team titles; the Mountlake Terrace Hawks placed second in the boys’ competition while the Lynnwood Royals were the…

Letter to the editor: Why I’m voting for Juliet Altamirano-Crosby

Dear Editor, As a former Lynnwood City Councilmember for 16 years…it gives me great pleasure to endorse Julieta Altamirano-Crosby for Position 5 on the Lynnwood City Council. Julieta is well educated, highly motivated and truly desires to see Lynnwood reach its full potential going forward. You will find her to be an attentive listener to…

Edmonds School District to host Latino Family Information Night Oct. 23

The community is invited to Latino Family Information Night Wednesday, Oct. 23. from 6-8 p.m. Learn about high school graduation credit requirements and opportunities at the community college. We have partnered with Edmonds Community College to provide a family-friendly information night for families with students from sixth to 12th grade in Spanish. Interpreters will be…

Stephanie Wright appointed to National Association of Counties committees

Snohomish County 3rd District Councilmember Stephanie Wright has been appointed to serve on a several committees and commissions for the National Association of Counties during the 2019-20 year. The 3rd District includes the cities of Lynnwood and Edmonds. Among Wright’s appointments are the International Economic Development Task Force, Large Urban Counties Caucus, Veterans and Military…

Letter to the Editor: Nick Coelho will be a new voice for Lynnwood

Dear Editor, I am writing to shine a light on a new voice in Lynnwood that will make sure all residents are heard with honesty and integrity. I campaigned alongside Nick Coelho this Summer, and in the time that I have known him, he has consistently shown himself to be a strong advocate of smart…

Roberta Ann Engelhart: Loving mother, wife and friend

Roberta Ann Engelhart Born May 4, 1951 in Seattle; died October 10, 2019 in Edmonds. Survived by her husband, Gary; daughter, Maegan; her 1st husband, Greg; and three brothers. Roberta was a loving mother, wife and friend. She will be missed deeply by those who loved her. She was a member of the Lions Club…

Mavs sports roundup: Girl soccer, swim results for Tuesday

The Meadowdale Mavericks suffered a defeat on the soccer pitch but swam away with an easy victory in the pool in Wesco League action on Tuesday. The Mavericks’ girls soccer team lost their tenth match in a row as the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats beat Meadowdale 3-1 at Archbishop Murphy High School. The Mavs’ girls swim…

Reminder: Lynnwood Arts Commission to host State of the Arts event Oct. 17

The Lynnwood Arts Commission is inviting community members to attend the Lynnwood’s State of the Arts on Oct. 17. The event will take place at Verdant Health Commission from 6-8 p.m. Learn more about current and future artists’ opportunities and art projects. Also meet with other artists and creative minds. Community programs coordinator Fred Wong…

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