Lynnwood’s Heritage Park installs new tank on historic water tower

Lynnwood’s Heritage Park celebrated a milestone Thursday morning in its efforts to restore the Alderwood Manor water tower by installing a newly constructed water tank. City leaders and staff joined members of the Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association (LAMHA) to watch as the new water tower was lifted onto the tower, located in Heritage Park at…

Haven’t voted yet? Check out these primary election resources

If you haven’t yet cast your vote in the Aug. 3 primary election, here’s a reminder of our election resources: Lynnwood Today partnered with the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce to interview the Lynnwood City Council and mayoral candidates via video. You can watch those videos here. We also conducted written Q&A interviews with city council…

South County Fire offering free online kids fire camp

South County Fire is offering a free online Kids Fire Camp featuring fun activities for families to do at home. Materials are posted online at www.southsnofire.org/firecamp so families can participate at their own pace. Camp includes hands-on activities to do as a family in conjunction with workbook activities for kids focused on fire safety, disaster…

Improvements coming for those headed to Seattle’s stadium areas

Work is now underway on the final project of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, which will build a new Railroad Way and make other significant improvements near the south end of the State Route 99 Tunnel, the Washington State Department of Transportation says..   The South Access Surface Street Connections project will improve local…

Lynnwood-based Taekwondo athletes finish strong at 2021 national AAU championships

The Washington United Taekwondo team put on a record-breaking performance, taking first place overall, during the 2021 AAU Taekwondo National Championships earlier this month in Las Vegas. Athletes from Lynnwood-based North West Black Belt Academy brought home eight gold, eight silver and seven bronze medals. The July 7-10 competition was the first national championship event…

Position open on Snohomish County Public Facilities District Board

The Snohomish County Public Facilities District (PFD) is seeking qualified candidates to join its five-member board of directors. Members of the Snohomish County PFD Board are formally appointed by the Snohomish County Council. The public facilities district was chartered by Snohomish County to oversee potential acquisition, construction, operation, and financing of one or more regional…

Registration for Lynnwood’s National Night Out 2021 open until July 26

After having been canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, National Night Out Against Crime is scheduled to return Tuesday, Aug. 3 and residents wanting to register their neighborhood for the annual celebration will be able to do so until July 26. During National Night Out, residents turn on their porch lights, lock their…

Sponsor spotlight: Lapidary in the Pacific Northwest today

Lapidary, the art of cutting gems, has been around since prehistoric times. Man would create tools by hammering stones together. Over time it would be discovered that certain stones could uphold more scratches and blows than others. Thus, the art began to develop into the science it is today. “There are four basic lapidary arts:…

First public meeting for Snohomish County Council redistricting set for July 21

The Snohomish County Districting Committee has set Wednesday, July 21 as the first opportunity to provide in-person or live public comment on the process of redrawing county council districts. Every 10 years, boundaries for county council districts are updated to reflect how populations have changed based on the most recent U.S Census. The independent County…

Job fair planned for Aug. 10 at Lynnwood Convention Center

Lynnwood businesses and job seekers are invited to participate in an Aug. 10 job fair sponsored by the City of Lynnwood, the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce and the Lynnwood Convention Center. The job fair will run from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. Employers will…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: July 11-17, 2021

July 11 18400 block 52nd Avenue West: Police responded to a verbal domestic disturbance. 4600 block 196th Street Southwest: A theft was reported. 19400 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: Perfume was reported stolen. 19600 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A driver was cited for a traffic offense. 5700 block 202nd Street Southwest: A vehicle was stolen. 18300…

State health department: Overdose rates on pace to break another record in 2021

  Fentanyl-related overdoses are increasing across the state. Now, state health officials are asking that people carry naloxone if they plan on consuming any drug not purchased at a pharmacy or cannabis dispensary or have friends and family that do. According to Tuesday’s Washington State Health Department announcement, overdoses are occurring across all age ranges,…

From the Publisher’s Desk: You can tell it’s election season

Dear readers: Every two years, we have city elections and every two years, I see the following behavior as the ballots hit mailboxes: — A flurry of letters to the editor from supporters about candidates’ accomplishments or opponents of certain candidates about their wrongdoings. — Accusations of campaign signs being stolen or vandalized. — Comments…

Letter to the editor: City council candidate Naz Lashgari represents future of Lynnwood

Editor: I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with Naz Lashgari for the past several years. Naz has shown not only a deep understanding of Lynnwood, but also an equivalent understanding of our underrepresented community members. Naz will bring her unique perspective as well as her longtime  volunteer experience with her to her council…

United ending commercial passenger service at Paine Field

United Airlines has announced that effective Oct. 5 it will no longer operate commercial flights to Denver out of Everett’s Paine Field. As its last remaining flight from Paine, this decision terminates United’s presence at that facility. The carrier had been operating routes from Snohomish County-owned Paine Field to both San Francisco and Denver, but…

Edmonds Arts Festival announces entertainment acts

Free live entertainment is a big part of the annual Edmonds Arts Festival, and this year is no different. The festival has selected nine bands to perform at the Main Stage during the Festival, which takes place from August 27-29 at the Frances Anderson Center on Main Street. If you’re looking to take a break…

Help wanted: Join our team at the Lynnwood Convention Center

The Lynnwood Convention Center is hiring! Our team is looking to add several positions including Director of Facility Accounting, Accounting Manager, Custodian, Banquet Server, Bartender and more. Employees at the Lynnwood Convention Center enjoy free parking and accessibility on a main bus route, paid sick leave, flexible hours, convenient location for commuting, and 401k participation….

Sponsor spotlight: Do men tend to overlook health issues?

Do men tend to overlook health issues? Dr. Sang Won, who treats men of all ages, says that may just be a stereotype. Still, he encourages men to be attentive to their health, and offers tips on practical daily steps and regular screenings. “It’s never too late to begin routine checkups to stay on top…

Local police departments sorting out unknowns in new accountability laws

Major changes are coming at the end of this month for police in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. The Washington State Legislature has outlawed chokeholds and neck restraints; limited how and when officers can chase suspects; how much force they can use to subdue people; prohibits “no-knock’”warrants and severely limits the use of tear gas….

Just Around the Corner: This place is a zoo

I dare you to come here and say out loud: “Wow, look at these crowds. This place is like a zoo!” The Woodland Park Zoo is in full swing. But be ready to hunt for a parking spot, as they are as rare as some of the species. I also recommend strollers or wagons for…

Sponsor spotlight: How to roll with a continuous 12-month forecast

Tax and financial planning is a year-round proposition. In fact, you can benefit personally from a continuous, 12-month rolling forecast, much like a business does. What is a rolling forecast? Rolling forecasts let you continuously plan with a constant number of periods 12 months into the future. For example, on Jan. 1, you would plan…

Election 2021: Lynnwood City Council mayoral candidate video interviews

Lynnwood Today partnered with the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce to interview the Lynnwood City Council and mayoral candidates via video. Here are the videos for Lynnwood mayoral candidates Christine Frizzell, George Hurst and Jim Smith: In addition, local voters’ pamphlets for the Aug. 3 primary, which provide more information about all of the various candidates,…

Election 2021: Lynnwood City Council Position 3 video interviews

Lynnwood Today partnered with the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce to interview the Lynnwood City Council and mayoral candidates via video. Here are the videos for Council Position 3: Joshua Binda, James Rutherford and Lisa Utter. In addition, local voters’ pamphlets for the Aug. 3 primary, which provide more information about all of the various candidates,…

Sunday’s Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour is sold out

Tickets for the 2021 Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour are completely sold out – a first in the event’s 25-year history. For those who have purchased tickets for the Sunday, July 18 event, the will-call ticket area is at Salish Crossing, 190 Sunset Ave. S., starting at 10 a.m. There will be no tickets available…

William Edward Brougher: His kindness won him friends everywhere

William Edward Brougher Bill was born on January 6, 1938 in the western Pennsylvania town of Aliquippa. Always a hard worker, his first job was at age 10 as a golf caddy, and he worked his way through college at the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation. In 1961, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh…

Sponsor spotlight: All the buzz about electronic doorbells

Homes with technology features are prevalent now more than ever. From large appliances to smaller gadgets that connect to your mobile device, there are plenty of opportunities to stay connected to the activity in your home. One key home accessory gaining in popularity is electronic doorbells. These devices can be personalized to fit your needs…

Election 2021: Lynnwood City Council Position 2 video interviews

Lynnwood Today partnered with the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce to interview the Lynnwood City Council and mayoral candidates via video. Here are the videos for Council Position 2: Patrick Decker and Naz Lashgari. Candidate Don Gough did not respond to our request for an interview. In addition, local voters’ pamphlets for the Aug. 3 primary,…

Lynnwood City Council July 19 to discuss plans for federal COVID-19 relief funds

The Lynnwood City Council at its July 19 meeting is set to discuss how the city plans to spend its portion of the federal American Rescue Plan funds. Earlier this year, the federal government allocated $1.9 trillion to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Lynnwood’s total allocation through the state and…

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