County plans to purchase Edmonds Hwy 99 motel for ‘bridge housing’ plus services

A major change to help those experiencing homelessness is coming to Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. Snohomish County plans to buy the America’s Best Value Inn on Highway 99 in Edmonds, which will provide 55 units of what’s called “bridge housing.” Assuming approval by the Snohomish County Council, the purchase will mark the first time this…

Second “Let’s Talk About Safety” meeting focuses on engaging Lynnwood youth

Addressing concerns from residents about increased crime and gang influences, City of Lynnwood officials offered some possible solutions during an Aug. 10 “Let’s Talk About Safety” meeting. Among them: creating more drop-in youth programs and reinstating school resource officers in local high schools. Hosted by the Lynnwood City Council, the Lynnwood Police Department and other city…

Taste Edmonds featured bands: Motley 2 and Eden

This year’s Taste Edmonds — set to open Friday, Aug. 19 — brings back such crowd favorites as The Beatniks, One Love Bridge, The Davanos and Robbie Dee’s Tribute to Elvis. But Taste organizers say they also excited to introduce some fresh bands to the lineup, including some newly formed groups that are already making…

Kids life jacket giveaway added to Aug. 18 Lynnwood Fire Camp

South County Fire and Safe Kids Snohomish County, in partnership with Seattle Children’s, will be giving away 100 life jackets for children at the Lynnwood Kids Fire Camp on Aug. 18, starting at 6 p.m., at Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave. W. Fittings are required and the child must be present to receive a free life…

Another round of state pandemic relief grants now available to small businesses, nonprofits

Applications for the Working Washington Grants: Round 5 and new Convention Center Grants programs opened Aug. 17. Together, these programs will distribute $75 million in pandemic relief grants to eligible small businesses and nonprofits across Washington. The Department of Commerce manages the grants with support from the Washington State Arts Commission. Applications must be submitted…

Free yoga classes at Alderwood Mall Lululemon last two Sundays in August

Start your Sunday off right by joining a complimentary yoga class at Lululemon in the Alderwood Mall. On Aug. 21 and 28, Lululemon is inviting the community to join in a free yoga class, each taught by local fitness instructors. On Aug. 21, Casey from Cut & Flow, Bothell, will lead a strength training yoga…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Aug. 8-13, 2022

August 8 19200 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A subject was arrested for DUI and third-degree theft. 18700 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A third-degree theft was reported. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: A second-degree theft occurred. 19800 block 50th Avenue West: Eggs were thrown at the outside of an apartment. 3000 block 184th Street Southwest: A…

Kristiana Johnson: Memorial service Aug. 29 for longtime Edmonds city councilmember

Kristiana Lynn Johnson passed away unexpectedly at Swedish Edmonds on July 18, 2022. She was 70 years old. Kristiana was born at Northgate Hospital in 1952. Two years later her parents purchased land on Bowdoin Way and built a home overlooking Puget Sound. Kristi attended Westgate Elementary, Edmonds Junior High and Edmonds High School, where…

County council approves purchase of hotels for bridge housing

The Snohomish County Council Wednesday voted to approve County Executive Dave Somers’s proposal to convert two hotels into bridge housing with support services. Combined, the Days Inn in Everett and the America’s Best Value Inn in Edmonds will create 129 new units of time-limited housing for residents without shelter. The county is using its American…

Reminder: Deadline extended to Aug. 19 for Arts of the Terrace juried show entries

The Arts of the Terrace juried art show is looking for artist submissions, and has extended the submission deadline to Aug. 19. Eligible items include paintings, prints, drawings, miniatures, calligraphy, photographs, three-dimensional and artisans’ works. Over $5,000 in prize money is available. This is the 42nd year for the Mountlake Terrace tradition, which is sponsored…

Sponsor spotlight: Seafood on the go at Scotty’s Food Truck Thursday-Saturday

As the warmer weather continues, it’s a good time for takeout from Scotty’s Food Truck. They’ll be in Edmonds’ Five Corners neighborhood Thursday-Saturday this week. Menu favorites include jumbo shrimp tacos, fish and chips or their made-for-summer Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad. Call ahead to avoid the wait: 206-795-1615 Five Corners in Edmonds 8330 212th St. S.W. Thursday,…

Taste Edmonds featured bands: The Little Lies, Queen Mother

This year’s Taste Edmonds — set to open Friday, Aug. 19 — brings back such crowd favorites as The Beatniks, One Love Bridge, The Davanos and Robbie Dee’s Tribute to Elvis. But Taste organizers are also excited to introduce some fresh bands to the lineup, including some newly formed groups that are already making a…

Save the date: Lynnwood Dave & Buster’s opening Aug. 29 at Alderwood Mall

The new Alderwood Mall Dave & Buster’s is planning to finally open its doors to the public on Aug. 29. This will be the restaurant and entertainment business’s third location in Washington State, with the other two in Auburn and Bellevue. The approximately 40,000-square-foot building, which was once Sears, will host multiple games, serve food and…

Charisma Christian Center offering free backpacks and school supplies to students Aug. 20

Lynnwood’s Charisma Christian Center is holding a backpack giveaway for students from kindergarten through 12th grade this Saturday, Aug. 20. The backpacks will have different colors and designs, and each pack will be filled with school supplies for the student. Students must be present to receive a backpack; parents or guardians cannot pick one up…

Jane Lindsey Simpson: Retired educator volunteered at Edmonds Log Cabin

Jane Lindsey Simpson Jane Lindsey Simpson passed away on August 9, 2022, from the consequences of pancreatic cancer. Jane was born on August 20, 1942 in Bryn Mawr, PA. She was the daughter of James Milton and Gladys Larew Lindsey. She attended Sutherland and Faulkner Schools for elementary and secondary education in Chicago, IL, graduating…

Kenneth Schaefer: Retired teacher and principal also flew light airplanes

Kenneth Schaefer Kenneth Henry Eric Schaefer, age 89, died on May 29, 2022. In 1997 he moved to Centralia from Lynnwood to be with his partner, Joyce M. Butkus. They later lived in the Stillwaters Estates Retirement Community in Centralia. Ken and Joyce Rice were teenage sweethearts in Kelso, living across the street from each…

New Music Works NW leader believes making music instills lifelong lessons

Tigran Arakelyan, the newest executive director of Music Works Northwest, believes orchestras are about much more than music.  “Orchestra is beyond music. It’s about getting the skills to interact with people, to respect each other. All those lessons are way more important than the orchestra itself,” said Arakelyan, who was recently named to head the nonprofit…

Lynnwood couple discovers that $360 lottery ticket was actually $360K

A Lynnwood couple recently found out firsthand that three zeros really can make a big difference. In July, the couple — who weren’t identified by name — purchased a winning Hit 5 Washington State Lottery ticket that they thought was worth $360, only to found out it was actually worth $360,000. After buying the ticket at…

Learn how to grow an edible garden during Lynnwood Library event Aug. 20

The Lynnwood Library, in partnership with Verdant Health, will be hosting an event teaching community members how to grow an edible fall garden in whatever space they have available to them. This class is free and aimed toward beginner gardeners who may only have access to a small backyard or patio, yet still want to…

Sponsor spotlight: Turning your hobby into a business

You’ve loved dogs all your life so you decide to start a dog breeding and training business. Turning your hobby into a business can provide tax benefits if you do it right. But it can create a big tax headache if you do it wrong. One of the main benefits of turning your hobby into…

Elusive bobcat spotted at Lynnwood Park and Ride

A bobcat, an animal that usually is only seen at night, was spotted near the Lynnwood Park and Ride on Wednesday morning, Aug. 10. Justin Luckenbach noticed the animal and quickly captured a video of  it meandering through the parking lot before it disappeared again. Bobcats are very elusive animals and are usually only seen…

City council on summer recess until September

The Lynnwood City Council is taking a summer recess until the beginning of September. For the next three weeks, no council meetings will be held to give councilmembers the opportunity to enjoy time with family, friends and the community. The city council’s next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The meeting will be…

Just Around the Corner: Everett’s Despi Delite Bakery

Knowing that I’m always interested to try new eateries in the area, a friend mentioned that I needed to go to a bakery in Everett, near Funko Field.  “It’s the best,” he said. Sunday, my wife and I were driving around and decided to go to the suggested spot, Despi Delite Bakery. It’s been in Everett…

Free South County Fire kids camps Aug. 18 in Edmonds, Lynnwood

South County Fire is hosting two free Kids Fire Camps on Aug. 18 with fun safety activities for the whole family: – Edmonds Fire Camp, 1-2 p.m., downtown fire station 17, 275 6th Ave. N. – Lynnwood Fire Camp, 6-7 p.m., Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave. W. (before Sandlot Cinemas in the Park). Kids can…

Sponsor spotlight: When one door closes, another opens.

The art of moving forward lies in understanding what to leave behind. Nicola Davies of Create Next Steps, LLC has been coaching in Edmonds for the past five years. She offers leadership coaching to help individuals, businesses and nonprofits navigate personal and professional transitions. Nicola also leads creative expression workshops using the healing power of…

Home + Work: Delegate these five things to relish the end of summer

Isn’t it funny how we became adults and then no longer got to enjoy summer breaks? If you’re like us and signed up for a fancy corporate job, you slipped into your “grown-up” career and then walked out of a tall office building one day, bleary-eyed and blinking, thinking, How did I get here? What…

Taste Edmonds 2022: What you need to know

It’s almost time for the Taste Edmonds Festival, set for Friday-Sunday, Aug. 19-21, at Frances Anderson Center Playfield, 700 Main St. in downtown Edmonds. Organizers invite you to come for the food and stay for the tunes. This year’s food truck lineup boasts a delectable array of eats for the whole family.And the music lineup…

Susan Shipley: Service set for Aug. 20 at Venture Church

Susan Shipley Susan Shipley was born September 26th to Donald and Betty Carrington. Susan attended Ballard High School where she was class president. She went on to work at the federal Bankruptcy Court selflessly in service for 40+ years. She loved her job and the people she worked with. Susan was a devoted wife, mother,…

Mountlake Terrace recycle and transfer station to reopen Sunday following Saturday fire

The Snohomish County Solid Waste Southwest Recycle and Transfer Station in Mountlake Terrace was closed on Saturday, Aug.13 due to an onsite fire, but will reopen on Sunday, the county said in a news release. The county said the fire “has been addressed” but the cause wasn’t immediately available. South County Fire spokesperson Leslie Hynes…

2022 NW Pinball Championships coming to Lynnwood Bowl & Skate Sept. 9

This fall, Lynnwood Bowl and Skate will be hosting the 10th annual Northwest Pinball Championships. This year’s championship rounds will consist of three International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA) rounds, a women’s tournament and Sunday consolation knockout event. While the three IFPA rounds are full, competitors can apply to be put on the waitlist, and registration…

Homage Senior Services invites community to Engage: Mind and Body Challenge

Lynnwood-based Homage Senior Services, which provides services for older adults and people with disabilities in Snohomish County, is gearing up to launch its first Engage: Mind and Body challenge. The challenge will work to raise money for Homage and the various programs it runs. When considering ways to engage with the community, Mollie Meyer, Homage’s…

Sponsor spotlight: Remodeling projects that add value to your home

Remodeling your home has many benefits. A home improvement can modernize your living space, enhance your comfort level, and add to the resell value of your home. However, not all remodeling projects are equal when generating the greatest resell value for homeowners. Zonda, a housing market research firm, recently released their annual Cost vs. Value Report,…

North Puget Sound Small Business Summit in Lynnwood Oct. 26

The Economic Alliance of Snohomish County is sponsoring a North Puget Sound Small Business Summit Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Join over 600 individuals from a variety of industries representing businesses across the North Puget Sound region for a day of panel discussions, training opportunities, an exhibition hall and networking. The event…

Save the date: 6th annual Overdose Awareness Day event in Everett Aug. 31

All are invited to attend the 6th Annual International Overdose Awareness Day candlelight vigil and resource fair, “A Night To Remember, A Time To Act,” set for 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Snohomish County Plaza, 3000 Rockefeller Ave. in Everett. The resource fair will run from 5-6:15 p.m. and 8-8:30 p.m. The program and…

Have questions about the monkeypox virus? There’s a phone number for that

People across Washington can now call 1-833-829-HELP for the latest information on monkeypox virus (MPV). This call center is an expansion of the Washiington State Department of Health’s efforts to provide information to Washingtonians. Two weeks ago, the state health department activated its Incident Management Team (IMT) to dedicate their time and efforts to the…

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