Edmonds School District proposes four-stage plan to bring students back into school buildings

The Edmonds School District last week unveiled its proposed plans for reintegrating students into the classroom when officials give their OK for in-person learning. At the Edmonds School Board’s Sept. 22 business meeting, staff detailed a draft four-stage model to phase students back into classrooms. According to the draft, the distinct proposed prioritizing students in…

Volunteers of America fundraising campaign aims to support those impacted by pandemic

Volunteers of America Western Washington (VOAWW) is conducting a fundraising campaign — Give Hope 2020 — with the goal of raising $200,000 to assist those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Here at VOA we’ve seen surging needs through the county and the region, and so launched a two-week campaign to give food, shelter and support…

100 Women Who Care About Snohomish County sets next giving circle for Oct. 1-7

The next Giving Circle for 100 Women Who Care About Snohomish County is set for Oct. 1-7. New members are invited to join the organization, which describes itself as “a group of compassionate women dedicated to doing good by bringing our resources and nonprofits together and leveraging our power to impact our communities.” Each member…

Lynnwood fish hatchery boardwalk dedicated to veteran who built it

Lynnwood city staff held a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month to celebrate the dedication of the city’s Fish Hatchery and Environmental Education Center boardwalk to the man who built it. Constructed in 2018, the boardwalk located at Hall Lake was dedicated on Sept. 17 to Chris Rodriguez, a crew lead for the Veterans Conservation…

Sponsor spotlight: Tax surprises for the newly retired

You’ve got it all planned out. Your retirement savings accounts are full, you have started receiving Social Security benefits and your pension is ready to go. Everything is planned. What could go wrong? Here are five surprises that can turn your plan on a dime. Health emergencies and long-term care. When a simple procedure could…

Recommended Reads: ‘Debriefing The Dead’ a powerful urban fantasy

Debriefing The Dead, by Kerry Blaisdell Hyacinth Finch is having a tough day. She’s found a mysterious rock that has mystic powers. She had no idea that demons, and also the brutal Sicilian Mob, are in deadly pursuit to steal it from her. After the bad guys murder Hyacinth and her sister, they carry away…

Introducing our new advertiser Lotus Wellness Studio

We welcome our new advertiser, Lotus Wellness Studio in downtown Edmonds. Now offering these specials: $69 for a one-hour facial/massage or $89 for a 90-minute facial/massage. Services by appointment only. Call 425-341-3358. The studio is located at 420 5th Ave. S., #203B, Edmonds. Learn more at the website.

Meadowdale HS Key Club hosting drive-through food and clothing drive Oct. 3-4

Meadowdale High School’s Key Club has partnered with nonprofit Essential C.A.R.E. to collect canned food, snack bags and clothing this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4. All donations will benefit Cocoon House. The drive-through event, which runs from 1-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday, will be at the Meadowdale Playfields parking lot, 16700 66th Ave….

Puget Sound Regional Council seeking public comment on $4.3 billion regional transportation program

The Puget Sound Regional Council is requesting public comment on a $4.3 billion draft regional Transportation Improvement Program that shows projects moving forward in the central Puget Sound region through 2024, funded by state, federal, regional and local funds. PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King,…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Catering, food truck menu week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2

The menu for Chef Dane Catering and the food truck, week of Sept 28 – Oct 2, 2020 Entrees: ** Grilled Turkey Sandwich – bacon, havarti, tomato, mayo, cranberry sauce on grilled sourdough served with french fries or green salad… $11.95 ** Vegetarian Black Bean Sliders – spinach, tomato, red onion, avocado, spicy roasted jalapeno mayo served with french fries…

South County Fire promotes Jason Isotalo to assistant chief of operations

South County Fire Deputy Chief Jason Isotalo has been promoted to assistant chief of operations. In this role, Isotalo leads the regional fire authority’s operations division, which is responsible for equipping, staffing and operating 14 fire stations to provide prompt fire and emergency medical response to more than 250,000 residents of southwest Snohomish County. He…

Starts Sept. 28: Parking lot shifts at Lynnwood Transit Center

As early as Sept. 28, Sound Transit contractors will close off sections of the Lynnwood Transit Center parking lot to begin construction of the parking garage for the Lynnwood City Center Light Rail Station. Sections of parking will be closed for construction, and additional parking is anticipated in first quarter of 2021. This change will…

Earling to serve as president of Edmonds School District Music4Life Booster Club

Former Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling has agreed to serve as president of the Edmonds School District Music4Life Booster Club. Earling founded the instrumental music program at Shoreline Community College, growing the program from 34 concert band students to about 200 during his tenure. Joining Earling on the Edmonds School District Booster Club will be Admiral Bill…

212th Street SW to be closed at night starting Sept. 28 for Sound Transit work

Starting Monday, Sept. 28, Sound Transit’s contractor will close 212th Street Southwest between 54th Avenue West and the Interstate 5 overpass to begin installing the bridge shafts for the Lynnwood Link Extension trackway. The work will run from 7 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, through Tuesday, Oct. 6, and from 10 p.m.- 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct….

Lynnwood Lifestyles: Easy fall drinks to make at home

Fall is here and with it comes the need for all things pumpkin.  But let’s be honest… As good as that new Starbucks Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is, it can quickly become an expensive habit. Making that drink, and several other fall favorites doesn’t have to be that hard. In fact, it’s a sure-fire way to…

Sponsor spotlight: Pet safety during a home remodel

Creating dedicated areas within your home where your pet can eat, sleep and bathe tells them they are just as much a member of the family as everyone else. A built-in eating area beneath the kitchen counter, a custom napping nook under the stairs, or a washing station in the mud room are popular home…

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to all who supported the Goodwill Fill the Truck event

Dear Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace Community Members: The Meadowdale High School Key Club would like to thank you so much for your tremendous support during our recent Saturday, Sept. 19 Goodwill Fill the Truck event. Because of your generous donations, we were able to fill two trucks! The funds will help the Key Club…

Snohomish County residents encouraged to apply for Regional Law and Justice Council

Snohomish County is seeking to fill six newly established positions on the Snohomish County Law and Justice Regional Council (Law and Justice Council). Applications are being sought from county residents from historically marginalized, underrepresented, and underserved communities. The Law and Justice Council serves as an advisory body to the Snohomish County Council on issues relating…

‘You are not alone’: Panel focuses on mental health and suicide prevention

The COVID-19 pandemic is magnifying mental health issues, and among them is suicide — for people of any age, from teens to senior citizens. According to the Snohomish Health District, suicide is the ninth leading cause of death in Snohomish County and resulted in 107 deaths in 2010. Suicide rates here are also higher than…

Housing Washington hosting affordable housing conference online Oct. 6

Housing Washington is hosting its 27th annual affordable housing conference Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s free conference is virtual but registration is required to attend. Registration details can be found at www.housingwa.org. Housing Washington will have 12 breakout sessions, a virtual exposition of exhibitors, and two keynote speakers — Dr. Tiffany Manuel,…

FAQs about the Edmonds Virtual Oktoberfest, set for Saturday, Oct. 3

Edmonds Rotary is gearing up for its first-ever Edmonds Virtual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 3  from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The 2020 online Zoom event will take place in lieu of the popular in-person version — first held in 2019 —  due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions. Enjoy beer from Gallaghers’ Where U Brew…

Police release details about four-vehicle collision on 196th SW that injured three

The Lynnwood Police Department has released additional details regarding the four-vehicle collision that injured three people and closed part of 196th Street Southwest for several hours Wednesday morning. According to police, the suspect driver — a 39-year-old Lynnwood man — was booked into Snohomish County Jail and is facing multiple counts of vehicular assault after…

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