Reminder: Emergency food drive for Washington Kids in Transition Jan. 23

Washington Kids in Transition will be hosting a drive-by emergency food drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at its distribution center, 19721 Scriber Lake Rd. #B in Lynnwood. You don’t need to get out of your car — just place donations in your trunk, pull up and volunteers will retrieve them. “Our emergency food…

Emergency cold weather shelter open Friday, Jan. 22

With temperatures expected to drop this weekend, the South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open Friday, Jan. 22. Depending on the forecast, the shelter may also be open next week as well. The shelter opens at 7:15 p.m. at Maple Park Church (60th Avenue West and 176th Street Southwest, Lynnwood). ot driving,…

Eight Edmonds School District teachers receive National Board Certification

The Edmonds School District announced that eight teachers recently received their National Board Certification. This brings the total number of National Board Certified teachers in the district to 224. The teachers are: Kylen Boddie, Meadowdale Elementary Megan Drobnicki-Girdhar, VOICE Transition Theresa Forssen, Lynndale Elementary Sarah Fox, VOICE Transition Ben Hammond, VOICE Transition Lois Park, College…

Lynnwood Today Daily Legislative Report: Jan. 22, 2021

Lynnwood Today presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. – The Senate’s Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee held a public hearing Jan. 22 for Senate Bill 5136, which would prohibit fees for child care licenses, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastation on the child care industry….

Edmonds School District planning Black Lives Matter Month of Action in February

In preparation for February’s Black Lives Matter month of action, the Edmonds School District has formed a Black Lives Matter Month of Action Planning Committee. Any Edmonds School District student, family and staff are welcome to help create virtual activities and events for students, families, and staff. The committee will meet a few times between…

Lynnwood Today Daily Legislative Report: Jan. 21, 2021

Lynnwood Today presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. On Jan. 21, the Senate’s Housing & Local Government Committee held a public hearing on Senate Bill 5139. Sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias (21st District), the legislation would cap landlord rent increases after the expiration of the state’s eviction moratorium.

Recommended Reads: You’ll find fast-paced intrigue in ‘Murder at Andaman’

Murder At Andaman, by Bharti Kirchner Idyllic, exotic Andaman. Maya Mallick’s best friends Lee and Rory are on their way from Seattle for a meaningful visit there. Lee has a special secret she’ll share after they arrive. But paradise is not always beautiful and “Andaman can turn things upside down for you.” News of a…

Superintendent: Students’ return to classroom hinges on negotiations with teachers

Plans for the Edmonds School District to bring more students back into classrooms currently hinge on negotiations between the district and teachers’ union, according to a message sent by Superintendent Gustavo Balderas to district families Wednesday. As the district prepares to move into Stage 2 of its school building reopening plan, Balderas said that the…

Lynnwood Today Daily Legislative Report: Jan. 20, 2021

Lynnwood Today presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. Two bills on child welfare earned a public hearing at the Jan. 20 House Children, Youth & Families Committee. House Bill 1194 focuses on parent-child visitation rights and House Bill 1227 focuses on family rights when responding to abuse or neglect allegations….

Sponsor spotlight: Estate Sale 101 with Ginny’s Girls

Considering holding an estate sale and the terminology is making you scratch your head? There are a number of different kinds of sales, and the frequent flyer customers seem to have the terminology down like a second language! Here is what you need to know to shop for an estate sale company like a pro….

Jeannette Wood: Longtime state legislator was known for compassion, honesty

Jeannette Wood February 19, 1932 – January 9, 2021 Jeannette passed away, comfortably, at her home in Woodway, WA on January 9, 2021 after a long struggle with dementia. Born in Auburn, NY, to Nick and Rose Picciano, Jeannette attended Cornell University and earned a degree in Home Economics in 1953. It was at Cornell,…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Jan. 10-16, 2021

Jan. 10 17700 block Spruce Way: A vehicle was prowled in a residential area. 6400 block 196th Street Southwest: A malicious mischief incident was reported at a bank. 18100 block 36th Avenue West: A theft occurred at at residence. 4700 block 212th Street Southwest: Multiple thefts were reported in this area. 20300 block 54th Avenue…

WIAA Executive Board outlines schedules for winter and spring high school sports seasons

The Washington Interscholastic Activiteis Association (WIAA) Executive Board voted on Tuesday to approve the schedules for WIAA Seasons 2 and 3, setting dates for traditional winter and spring sports. Traditional spring sports will be held in WIAA Season 2, which will begin with pre-contest practices on March 15 and end on May 1. Traditional winter…

Lynnwood Today Daily Legislative Report: Jan. 19, 2021

Lynnwood Today presents The Daily Legislative Report for Jan. 19, 2021. The Washington State Legislature’s House Committee on Housing, Human Services & Veterans held a public hearing on House Bill 1151. Sponsored by the committee’s chair, 21st District Rep. Strom Peterson, the legislation would provide a one-time cash benefit and transition food assistance to certain…

Welcome to our new advertiser: Scotty’s Food Truck at Edmonds’ Five Corners

We are pleased to announce new advertiser Scotty’s Food Truck — a festival favorite for many years now located at Edmonds’ Five Corners on Fridays and Saturdays. Chef Scotty has an interesting culinary history: He was born in Japan and spent many years living near the Mediterranean coast in Turkey. A local village fisherman would take…

Sponsor spotlight: Are You in Need of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Relief?

Small and mid-sized businesses in Snohomish County are vital to our local economy. As we have seen firsthand, the disruption to these businesses caused by the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant adverse impact on the community. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans offer a source of financial support for business owners and their employees. For…

‘It’s OK to not be OK’: Panelists offer advice for coping with pandemic pressures

While there is no roadmap for maintaining emotional well-being during a pandemic, behavioral health experts speaking during a recent Sno-Isle Libraries webinar provided a wealth of advice and resources for coping with COVID-19 pressures. During the Jan. 14 webinar, the first of three in the library system’s “Issues That Matter, Pandemic Pressures” series, speakers offered…

County COVID-19 briefing: Vaccine supply, website glitch means a wait for shots

If we had more vaccine, we could vaccinate many more people in Snohomish County. That’s the big takeaway from the county’s weekly COVID update Tuesday. The three drive-through locations (Monroe, Everett, Edmonds College) have the capacity to give shots to 30,000 people a week, according to County Executive Dave Somers. Somers said the county is…

Lynnwood Today Daily Legislative Report: Jan. 18, 2021

Lynnwood Today presents The Daily Legislative Report for Jan. 18, 2021. The Washington State Legislature celebrated the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and honored his sacrifice to the nation for the goal of civil and worker rights. The Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs committee held a public hearing on Senate Bill 5115, the…

MTHS confirms school will begin offering conditioning exercises Jan. 21

Mountlake Terrace High School Principal Greg Schellenberg announced Monday that outdoor conditioning sessions for students will begin later this week, amending a previous statement from the school’s athletic director that the school would wait. In a letter to MTHS parents and students, Schellenberg said the school will begin offering conditioning pods Thursday, Jan. 21. Schellenberg’s…

Inslee announces state plan for widespread vaccine distribution and administration

Gov. Jay Inslee Monday announced an updated statewide vaccine distribution and administration plan to increase the number of Washingtonians vaccinated and establish infrastructure capable of mass vaccinations in the coming months. With the expanded vaccine distribution system, the state set a goal of vaccinating 45,000 Washingtonians per day. Included in the plan is the Washington…

Edmonds College to host virtual Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations Jan. 21

Edmonds College will host two free virtual Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations on Thursday, Jan. 21. Keynote speakers are Darnesha Weary, co-owner of Black Coffee Northwest and local activist, and Rubey Hayden, leader, motivator and facilitator. “As a campus community, we strive to be a place that is welcoming and respectful where every person’s contribution…

Sponsor spotlight: More stimulus payments on the way

You could soon see another stimulus payment in your bank account with the recent passage of the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020, which means more direct relief to you and your family. Here are some of the major points you need to know that are buried inside this $900 billion piece of legislation. Direct…

Save the date: Mayor’s State of City address Jan. 27

Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith will deliver her 2021 State of the City Address, featuring remarks from Council President George Hurst, on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. You can join via Zoom at lynnwoodwa.zoom.us/j/82846591832. The event will also be livestreamed on the city’s Facebook page.

‘Who Was Chief Seattle’ topic of Sno-King School Retirees virtual presentation Feb. 18

Sno-King School Retirees and Humanities Washington are sponsoring a free virtual program,”Who Was Chief Seattle,” with David Buerge, a member of the 2019-2021 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, via Zoom. Chief Seattle wrote nothing down during his life, yet his words—both real and imagined—are known throughout the world. The result…

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Cleaning up for the new year

We made it. It’s now 2021, the start of a brand new year of opportunity.  With that, comes the chance to start fresh. So here’s our guide to cleaning out all the trash and making your home sparkle like it likely hasn’t since the start of last year. Streamlining daily essentials It doesn’t matter who…

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