COVID-19 report for Aug. 10, 2020

Note:  Due to changes in posting schedules for the sources drawn from for this report, we will now be providing our detailed COVID numbers report each Monday on a weekly basis. We draw from a number of different sources to bring you a “one-stop shop” comprehensive snapshot of  progress in the battle with COVID-19 from the…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Aug. 2-8, 2020

Aug. 2 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: A shoplifting suspect was arrested at Fred Meyer for stealing liquor. 19500 block 40th Avenue West: A subject reported being the victim of an online scam. 17200 block Highway 99: A female shoplifting suspect was arrested at Walmart for a warrant out of Bothell. 4600 block 196th Street…

Sponsor spotlight: Six ways COVID-19 has affected home lending

The coronavirus has impacted nearly every sector of our economy, including the real estate market. While much of the home-buying process is already online, like finding and touring homes, the pandemic has also brought about some changes to the loan approval process. If you’re wondering if now is the “right time” to buy or refinance…

46th Avenue West HOV ramps to Lynnwood Transit Center closing for several nights

Sound Transit’s contractor is closing the 46th Avenue West HOV ramps to the Lynnwood Transit Center for several nights to erect and place girders for the Lynnwood Link Light Rail extension trackway. This work is weather-dependent and the contractor has obtained a noise variance from the City of Lynnwood. The work is set from 9…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Catering menu week of Aug. 10-15

August 10-15 Take ‘N Bake Meals & To Go Options ** Lamb Meatballs – roasted tomatoes and eggplant, sautéed spinach, feta sauce…$12 ** Pineapple Chicken Thighs – coconut rice, grilled zucchini, pineapple relish … $12 ** Beef Stroganoff – top sirloin, mushrooms, egg noodles, rosemary cream sauce … $12 ** Halibut Cake – wasabi mashed potatoes, edamame and red pepper salad, pickled ginger aioli… $18 ** Vegetarian Lasagna – zucchini, yellow squash, fire roasted tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, sundried tomato…

State Fire Marshal’s Office: Prepare your college students for fire safety

This month, many students around Washington state may be heading to college campuses, and some for the very first time. The Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office recommends parents prepare their students for fire safety while away at school and practice some situational awareness in the dorms. Look for fire sprinklers in the common areas and…

South County Fire to host video open house Thursday, Aug. 13 on Facebook Live

South County Fire will host its first virtual Neighborhood Night Open House on Thursday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m., on Facebook Live. This Neighborhood Night showcases the three neighborhood fire stations serving Edmonds and will include video tours of a fire engine, medic unit and the fire rescue boat. Firefighters will also share tips on how…

Capital facilities public hearing set for Aug. 10 Lynnwood City Council business meeting

At its last business meeting before summer recess, the Lynnwood City Council will hold a public hearing for proposed changes to the city’s Capital Facilities Plan (CFP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The public hearing at the council’s Aug. 10 business meeting is for a proposed ordinance updating the CFP and TIP cover for the…

Sponsor spotlight: New tax rules for 2020

Here are several new tax laws passed this year to consider as you start planning your 2020 tax obligation. – Make up to $300 of charitable contributions. For the 2020 tax year only, an above-the-line deduction of $300 is available to all Americans who want to make a charitable contribution. You can donate to more…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: ‘Must watch’ list of shows and movies

It’s no surprise we all have plenty of time to pick up new languages, learn new dances, pick up coding, and build elaborate backyard lounge areas these days… But not everyone wants to be productive all the time.  Let’s face it, after a hard day of working, the last thing you probably want to do…

Playtime: Fun ahead for families– Wilderness school, Pokémon Go, Girls on the Run

We first talked about Pokémon Go, the mobile Augmented Reality game involving Pokémon characters popularized on cards of the same name, in 2016 — just after the app was released. Throngs of users crowded Pokéstops, where you gather supplies and catch the characters, at the Edmonds Waterfront playing the game. About two weeks ago, the…

Edmonds School District to offer free preschool programs during 2020-21 school year

The Edmonds School District will offer free preschool programs during the 2020-21 school year including Family Pre-K and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Programs (ECEAP). Family Pre-K at various school locations For 4-5 year olds, during the year before they enter kindergarten Focus on six developmental areas: literacy, language, math, cognitive, motor and social-emotional Two-hour…

Snohomish Health District moving drive-thru COVID-19 testing to Everett Aug. 10-14

Starting Monday, Aug. 10, the Snohomish Health District is relocating drive-thru COVID-19 testing to 3900 Broadway in Everett. This is the same location where the health district first opened drive-thru testing back in March. Testing will be in the large parking lot near Everett Memorial Stadium. The set-up at the Broadway site allows for more…

Community Transit to award surplus vans to local nonprofits

Community Transit will award up to 12 surplus 15-passenger vans, earmarked for auction, to local nonprofit organizations to further meet the demand for transportation. Vehicles will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and agencies with 501(c)3 status that primarily serve residents of the Community Transit service area. This includes all incorporated cities and towns in Snohomish…

PUD commissioners approve new ‘Connect Up’ metering technology program

The Snohomish County PUD Board of Commissioners this week approved the utility’s Connect Up program, an infrastructure and technology project aimed at delivering benefits to customers and the utility through deployment of new meters and supporting infrastructure, PUD said in a Friday announcement. “The PUD strives to become the utility of the future and I…

Nationwide outbreak of salmonella linked to onions includes Washington cases

Washington state health officials are working with local, state and federal partners to investigate a multi-state outbreak of salmonella infections linked to onions sold by Thomson International Inc. A total of 640 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Newport have been reported from 43 states. Washington is currently reporting 25 cases, including two…

Scriber Lake High School teacher receives award for excellence

Scriber Lake High School teacher and Dean of Students Kanoe C. Vierra is one of 46 public school educators to receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala next February. The California Casualty Awards for Teaching Excellence awardees are nominated for their dedication to…

What’s happening at the Lynnwood Senior Center: Register now for these programs

New: Lynnwood Senior Center’s phone lines are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – noon. You can call 425-670-5050 for information and to register for the following programs. Classes are held remotely via Zoom or telephone. Registration is required to get meeting code access. Upcoming Zoom Presentations First Aid for Hikers Changing outdoor environments can produce…

Lynnwood Restaurant Guide: What’s open during Phase 2

Lynnwood restaurants open in Phase 2 — updated Aug. 6, 2020   Business Address Phone Services 2 THAI DRAGONS LLC 3301 184TH ST SW (206) 566-8231 Dine-in, takeout, and third party delivery ACA’ LAS TORTAS 3625 148TH ST SW (425) 245-8417 Takeout; third party delivery available ADRISE LLC 1114 145TH PL SW (425) 361-7486 Dine-in and…

Sound Transit announces four-month road closure on 52nd Avenue West starting Aug. 17

Starting Monday, Aug. 17, Sound Transit’s contractor will close 52nd Avenue West between 208th and 212th Streets Southwest for approximately four months. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Local access to all residences and businesses will be maintained at all times. Please see the detour route in the map above. Notification will…

Onsite blood drive set for Aug 17-26 at Edmonds Center for Arts

Bloodworks Northwest is partnering with the Edmonds Center for the Arts to host a pop-up onsite blood drive the week of Aug. 17-26. The goal is to register 252 donors. The Edmond Center for the Arts is located at 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds. You can sign up at dslnk.co/EdmondsPopUp. Any donor who registers to donate…

Restaurant News: Delicious dining at Lynnwood’s Aleppo Kitchen

COVID times are making life difficult for all of us. Our local restaurant and beverage purveyors are kept on their toes by updates on “new” procedures, changed frequently. Masks and social distancing measures daunt prospective diners. Muffled conversations with wait staff, when one does get a seat at a table, may hinder communication as to…

Edmonds College to offer bachelor’s degree in IT application development this fall

Edmonds College will launch its Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Information Technology – Application Development (BAS-ITAD) this fall. Applications are being accepted now through Sept. 4. “The BAS-ITAD program will cultivate astute software developers who have mastered the skills they need to be competitive in our region’s tech industry,” said Edmonds College President Dr….

Free webinar on winter gardening set for Aug. 27

The City of Lynnwood is offering a free gardening webinar Thursday, Aug. 27 to help residents keep their gardens alive during winter months. Build healthy soil and keep plants growing when weather temperatures drop. Learn how to easily keep your soil active and protected during the fall and winter months using overwintered and cover crops,…

Thad Hovis named new South County Fire chief

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners has selected Thad Hovis to serve as Fire Chief of the regional fire authority. Hovis was sworn-in during the board’s Aug. 5 virtual meeting via teleconference. A 25-year fire service veteran, Hovis has been serving as interim fire chief since the retirement of Fire Chief Doug Dahl at…

Welcome new advertiser, Stranded by the Sea

Stranded by the Sea is a local independent yarn shop in the Edmonds Creative District, conveniently located at Salish Crossing by the ferry holding area. They offer natural yarn and fiber arts supplies, emphasizing local, sustainable, and artisan quality materials. The shop features a variety of yarns, patterns, and kits to make lovely and fun…

Incumbents ahead in early primary returns for 21st, 32nd District legislative races

Incumbents were leading the way in early returns released Tuesday for state legislative races on the primary election ballot. The top two advance to the general election in November. Here are the results so far: State Legislative District 21, which includes parts of Lynnwood and Edmonds State Representative Position 1 incumbent Strom Peterson received 58%…

Annual PAWSwalk goes virtual with 21-day challenge Aug. 9-29

Amid the pandemic, the 29th annual PAWSwalk is looking different but the goal remains the same — raise funds for the thousands of homeless, injured and orphaned dogs, cats and wild animals cared for at PAWS facilities in Lynnwood and Seattle. “We’re in the midst of our busy baby season when we receive kittens, puppies…

Main topic of weekly COVID-19 briefing? Boeing’s future in Snohomish County

The COVID-19 impact on Boeing’s future in Snohomish County topped the county’s coronavirus briefing Tuesday. Boeing has already announced it will cut back 787 production in Everett from 10 Dreamliners a month to six a month next year. Here are the key numbers on Boeing’s economic impact in the county: 30,000 employees at the Everett…

College Place MS educator wins presidential award for excellence in math, science teaching

College Place Middle School teacher Amy Peterson was recently named a recipient of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). PAEMST awards are the nation’s highest honors for teachers of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and/or computer science. Two educators are recognized per state. The other Washington state recipient was a teacher…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: July 26-Aug. 1, 2020

July 26 19900 block 44th Avenue West: A theft was reported at a convenience store. 2500 block 196th Street Southwest: A car was stolen and then later recovered in the Holiday Inn Express and Suites parking lot. 6000 block 178th Street Southwest: A subject was trespassed from a residence. 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: A…

Online registration for Edmonds School District students extended to Aug. 7

The deadline for back-to-school registration for Edmonds School District students has been extended to Aug. 7 for online only. The district’s Back-to-School Consortium is also assisting families in need by providing registered K-12 students with free school supplies. Register online on the district website.

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