Volunteers clear invasive plants from Scriber Lake Park on National Public Lands Day

Dozens of volunteers gathered Saturday morning to help clear overgrown invasive plants at Scriber Creek Park in honor of National Public Lands Day. Celebrated on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is traditionally the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. The day is also meant to encourage people to enjoy outdoor green spaces…

Reminder: Volunteers of America Western Washington Hope is Brewing fundraiser Oct. 1

Volunteers of America Western Washington is hosting a Hope is Brewing virtual celebration and fundraiser from 9-9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1. Register prior to Sept. 24, and you will receive a special VOA coffee blend to brew and enjoy during the event. Volunteers of America is a nonprofit organization founded in 1896 that provides affordable…

Healthy Eating: Superfood kale stars in this nutritious salad

It’s hard to believe that this week we celebrate the first week of fall. It’s been a busy summer for me with mixed results in the garden. The heat certainly had a big impact on many of my plants, and it was challenging to keep up with all the watering that our vegetable garden required….

Sheriff’s office seeks suspect in shooting at Lynnwood-area gas station

Detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday morning at a Chevron gas station at 148th Street Southwest and Highway 99 in unincorporated Lynnwood. Deputies responded to the gas station around 5:40 a.m. after receiving the report of a shooting there, Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Courtney O’Keefe said. During the…

High school sports roundup for Sept. 24, 2021

Boys Tennis Snohomish defeated Meadowdale 5-2 Singles: Will MacDonald (S) defeated Ylli Berisha (M) 6-2, 6-2 Cade Strickland (S) defeated Caleb Chun (M) 6-0, 6-0 Gunnar Hall (M) defeated Alex Schwieger (S) 4-6, 6-4, (13-11) Alex Lee (M) defeated Brendan McKinley (S) 6-1, 6-2 Doubles: Trevor VanAssche/Dylan Schartzmiller (S) defeated Jake Britton/Kallen Kinney (M) 6-3,…

Sponsor spotlight: Keep unwanted guests away from your home

Social distancing may be a barrier for having visitors at your home. There are some guests, however, that you should never allow in — pests such as ants, roaches, rats, and termites. Not only are pest infestations a nuisance, its critical to protect your family from disease due to food contamination and your property from…

Prep football: Warriors dominate Royals in Friday matchup

Senior quarterback Alec Rust scored four touchdowns as the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors dominated the visiting Lynnwood Royals on their way to a 48-7 win at Edmonds Stadium Friday evening. The Alec Rust show got started early, when the Warriors took the first possession of the game and drove downfield with a steady diet of running plays,…

Leadership Snohomish County to host Leadership Day, honor community leaders Oct. 13

Leadership Snohomish County is hosting its 6th annual Leadership Day from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Oct. 13 Leadership Day is the organization’s biggest fundraising event, and the goal for this year’s virtual event is to raise $125,000. “Leadership Day was born out of a unique time four years ago,” Leadership Snohomish County Executive Director…

DUI patrols in Snohomish County this weekend

The Snohomish County DUI and Target Zero Task Force will be conducting DUI emphasis patrols Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-25, from 8 p.m.-4 a.m..  Representatives from Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol and the Arlington, Everett and Lynnwood police departments will be doing high-visibility patrols throughout the county. “In Snohomish County, we are deeply concerned…

High school sports roundup for Sept. 23, 2021

Girls Volleyball Everett defeated Mountlake Terrace 3-1 25-12, 25-23, 21-25, 26-24 Everett individual stats: – Lillian Thompson 13 kills and 6 blocks – Caroline Jameson 5 kills, 2 aces and 3 blocks – Maggie Chadwick 14 assists – Camille Maggio 6 kills – Peyton Lust 6 assists, 1 ace and 16 digs Records: Everett 3-2;…

Community health center clinical director honored with leadership award

Ritika Chandra, DMD, clinical director of Community Health Center of Snohomish County in Lynnwood, is one of two women honored last week with the American Dental Association Foundation’s 2021 Dr. David Whiston Leadership Award. Chandra and Caroline Sawicki, DDS, of New York City, were recognized for demonstrating leadership skills that advance the dental profession through community…

High school sports roundup for Sept. 22, 2021

Girls Volleyball Lynnwood defeated Cascade 3-0 25-12, 25-20, 25-17 Lynnwood individual stats: – Sarah McAlister 7 kills and 10 digs – Hannah Johnson 12 kills and 4 blocks – Charlie Thomas 29 assists, 3 kills and 2 aces – Cassidy Johnson 5 kills and 4 aces Records: Lynnwood 4-2; Cascade 1-4 Lynnwood next league match;…

HOV lane ‘HERO’ program comes to an end

  After 37 years, the “764-HERO” Program intended to educate travelers on proper use of high occupancy vehicle and ferry lanes, has been retired. Funding for the program will be reallocated for safety improvements and traffic operations. The Washington State Department of Transportation began the HERO Program in 1984 to educate HOV lane violators on…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Sept. 12-18, 2021

Sept. 12 18600 block Hhighway 99: A theft was reported. 3000 block 196th Street Southwest: A subject was removed from the location. 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: A shoplifting suspect was arrested for warrants. 4800 block 168th Street Southwest:Police investigated a forced-entry burglary. The suspect(s) broke a rear sliding door to gain entry, and stole…

High school sports roundup for Sept. 21, 2021

Girls Volleyball Meadowdale defeated Everett 3-0 25-19, 25-21, 25-23 Meadowdale individual stats: – Steph Grimes 16 digs and 2 aces – Ella Ray 6 kills – Eden Thoesen 11 assists and 2 aces – Tanna Kollen 4 kills and 3 blocks Records: Meadowdale 3-2; Everett 2-2 Meadowdale next match; at Stanwood; Thursday Sept. 23; 7…

PUD has options for customers behind on electric, water bills

With Gov. Jay Inslee’s utility shut-off moratorium ending Sept. 30, Snohomish County PUD customers who are behind on their bills are encouraged to reach out for assistance to help get back on track and save future time and stress. “Due to the pandemic, we know there are many customers with varying circumstances who might need…

Sponsor spotlight: Enjoy your favorites this week at Scotty’s Food Truck

Whether you are craving Blackened salmon Caesar salad or jumbo shrimp tacos — or maybe a hot bowl of clam chowder —  Scotty’s Food Truck will be in its usual Edmonds spot at Five Corners Calvary Chapel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week. Call ahead to avoid the wait: 206-795-1615 Five Corners in Edmonds 8330 212th…

High school sports roundup for Sept. 20, 2021

Girls Volleyball Cascade defeated Edmonds-Woodway 3-2 15-25, 25-22, 14-25, 27-25, 15-10 Cascade individual stats: – Julia Boyko 5 aces and 4 digs – Jessica Fincle 6 kills and 3 blocks Records: Cascade 1-3; Edmonds-Woodway 1-4 Edmonds-Woodway next match; vs Arlington; Wednesday Sept. 22; 7 p.m. at Edmonds-Woodway High School Arlington defeated Lynnwood 3-0 25-16, 25-16,…

Tougher vaccine mandates coming from state, county executive warns

New vaccine mandates are coming to Snohomish County – not just to business, but to city governments, organizations, even non-profits – to any workplace that employs more than 100 people. That’s a key takeaway from the county’s Tuesday COVID briefing. New federal guidelines already mandate vaccination at businesses of more than 100 employees. The state…

Reminder: County committee seeks public input Sept. 22 on preliminary council district maps

The Snohomish County Districting Committee has released preliminary draft council district maps based on the 2020 Census data.  The Districting Committee wants to hear from the public regarding how the draft maps impact communities of related and mutual interest. Maps are designed to serve as a springboard for committee discussion and public input. The next…

Heroes’ Cafe, Homage Senior Services host first resource fair for local veterans

In partnership with Homage Senior Services, the Heroes’ Cafe hosted a resource Saturday aimed at helping local veterans access resources like health care, rental assistance and the COVID-19 vaccines. Dozens attended the fair hosted at the Heroes’ Cafe’s new location at New Life Church in Lynnwood. The outside event invited veterans and senior community members…

Now you can plan your trip for bus-to-light rail connections at Northgate

Community Transit and partner transit agencies will implement fall service changes over three days beginning Oct. 2. The changes are significant for many Snohomish County riders. The biggest change is the connection of all Community Transit 800-series bus routes, and three Sound Transit bus routes (511, 512, 513), to light rail at Northgate. Those buses…

Blood drive at Lynnwood Convention Center Sept. 21-22

The Lynnwood Convention Center is hosting a Pop-Up Blood Donor Center Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 21-22. You can make an appointment at www.lynnwoodcc.com/blooddrive.  Appointments and masks are required. There is no deferral from donating if you receive the COVID vaccine. See the COVID-19 safety measures webpage for more information.

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