Edmonds School District planning to offer full-time in-person learning option this fall

The Edmonds School District is planning to return students to full-time in-person learning at the start of the 2021-22 school year, according to district leaders. At the Edmonds School Board of Directors’ May 11 business meeting, Superintendent Gustavo Balderas said the district intends to offer students the option to return to in-person leaning five days…

County leaders say COVID-19 case rates remain flat, are hopeful to stay in Phase 3

Snohomish County leaders said during a May 11 briefing that due to stable COVID-19 case rates they are hopeful the county will be able to remain in Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan when Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide two-week pause on counties’ phase movement is expected to end next week….

Mr. Kleen 76 stations hosting fundraiser for Lynnwood police K-9 unit May 15-16

Mr. Kleen 76 Stations in Lynnwood are hosting a fundraiser for the Lynnwood Police Department’s K-9 unit from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16. Throughout the weekend, a police officer and K-9 partner will be visiting the two car wash and gas stations, located at 19611 Alderwood Mall Pkwy, across from Whole…

Alderwood Terrace Rotary honors Edmonds School District April Educators of the Month

Every month, a group of schools select a staff member as Educator of the Month. The Rotary Club of Alderwood Terrace then holds an awards ceremony to honor the awardees. The following school staff were honored in April: Westgate Elementary School – Carrie Hamilton-Engbert, Elizabeth Nogales, Mary Gilman and Tamera McKenzie Kindergarten teachers “They have…

Reminder: Virtual Health and Fitness Expo May 15-22

It’s time for the annual Health and Fitness Expo, sponsored by City of Edmonds Parks and Recreation, Move 60!, the Edmonds School District and Verdant Health Commission to promote health and fitness for families that live in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier. This year’s Health and Fitness Expo is virtual, and participants will have…

1st Security Bank adopts new home mortgage closing program

Mountlake Terrace-based 1st Security Bank said Wednesday it has adopted a new Hybrid/eNote program to increase the efficiency of its mortgage closing process while decreasing its environmental impact. The platform enables home mortgage clients to conveniently sign most of their closing documents from any location with web access, resulting in a faster, more secure process…

Steve Willits to join the Everett AquaSox broadcast team

Steve Willits — a face and voice familiar to those who play, coach or watch high school sporting events in the Edmonds School District — will join the broadcast team for the Everett AquaSox this season. Willits will broadcast play-by-play for the remaining 54 road games for the minor league baseball team beginning May 18…

Lynnwood Police Blotter: May 2-8, 2021

May 2 20700 Highway 99: A check was stolen. 3100 block 196th Street Southwest: A warrant subject was arrested. 19700 block 76th Avenue West: Police responded a a felony malicious mischief. 20000 block Highway 99: A vehicle was stolen. 18300 block Alderwood Mall Parkway: A theft was reported at a business. Poplar Way/196th Street Southwest:…

Reminder: ‘How to Make Your Yard a Bird Haven’ topic of May 14 presentation

“How to Make Your Yard a Bird Haven” is the focus of a free presentation Friday, May 14 from City of Lynnwood Parks and Recreation, featuring Brian Zinke, executive director of Pilchuck Audubon Society. Zinke will talk about how to attract resident birds, as well as those that pass through only during migration cycles. You’ll…

Salomon’s driver’s license suspension reform bill signed into law

A bill that removes non-payment of moving violation-based traffic infractions from a list of actions that can lead to criminal enforcement of license suspensions was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday. SB 5226, sponsored by 32nd District State Sen. Jesse Salomon, removes criminal penalties for an inability to pay traffic fines. Under…

10 district students selected for T-Mobile developer internship

Ten Edmonds School District juniors were accepted into the T-Mobile Full Stack Developer Career Launch Program. Each will participate in a paid internship this summer with T-Mobile and will take at least one Running Start class per quarter at Edmonds College next year in their Full Stack Developer Certificate program. A full stack developer is…

Sponsor spotlight: Many different dinner options at Scotty’s Food Truck

Want a healthier choice for dinner this week? Stop in at Scotty’s Food Truck and have his famous blackened salmon Caesar salads. Grab the kids an order of crunchy, moist fish and chips. Serving a crowd? Order a couple “hunks ” of blackened salmon to take home. The salmon is great on top of creamy…

Two Snohomish County cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli identified

The Snohomish Health District said Tuesday it has identified two cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) in Snohomish County residents. Following public health interviews, these cases do appear to be connected to a cluster of STEC cases among seven children in King County. The local cases involve a woman in her 20s and a child…

Welcome to new advertiser 1st Security Bank

We are welcoming 1st Security Bank as a new advertiser — new to the My Neighborhood News Network, that is, but a longtime banking services company based right here in Snohomish County. They’re more than your money people. They’re here to help their customers and their Northwest Washington communities grow. The bank takes a personal…

A ‘deserved improvement’: Officials break ground on South Lynnwood Park project

Lynnwood city leaders were joined Monday afternoon by state and federal elected officials, public health leaders and other community partners to break ground for a redeveloped South Lynnwood Park. Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith, members of the Lynnwood City Council and the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department were joined by U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen…

Prep girls basketball: Mavs fall to Eagles in season opener

For the first time in 436 days, the Lady Mavericks from Meadowdale High School took to the hardwood in girls high school basketball action Monday evening, hosting the perennial Wesco powerhouse Arlington Eagles at Meadowdale High School. Meadowdale hung with the Eagles for the first half, before Arlington ran away with the game in the…

Girls on the Run Snohomish County hosting LunaFest Film Festival celebrating women

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County is hosting a virtual Lunafest film festival May 21, 2021. The event features films directed by and about women with proceeds benefiting Girls on the Run of Snohomish County. Since 2001, LunaFest has been flipping the script, creating opportunities for women in film. These talented women directors bring…

Reminder: Verdant accepting health grant applications May 17-28

The Verdant Health Commission will accept grant applications from community groups and organizations working to support the health needs of residents in South Snohomish County during its next application window in May. “There are many organizations impacting and improving the lives of residents in our community, and we’d love to hear from them,” said Verdant…

Edmonds School Board May 11 set to begin considering district-wide improvements

The Edmonds School Board of Directors is set at its May 11 business meeting to start approving several improvement projects covered by the recently passed 2021 capital levy. During the meeting, the board will hold a first reading (taking no action) multiple improvement projects across the district including the Educational Services Center (ESC) HVAC/Lighting/Roof Upgrade…

Suspect wanted in Mountlake Terrace apartment complex shooting arrested

The man accused of seriously injuring two people after opening fire in a Mountlake Terrace apartment complex last month was arrested Monday morning, according to the Mountlake Terrace Police Department. Deguialin B. Valdez, 22, of Everett, was arrested in the early hours of May 10 on four counts of first-degree assault in the first degree…

Sponsor spotlight: Test your knowledge with this tax history trivia

With the IRS moving tax day back for all U.S. filers for the second time in as many years, it’s time once again for a fun diversion by looking back at tax history! Test your tax knowledge using these questions to stump your friends and family.  In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln enacted a flat tax…

Nearby option for COVID-19 vaccine: Shoreline Center

If you are looking for a nearby option for a COVID-19 vaccine, a reminder from our friends at Shoreline Area News that the UW Medicine North King County Vaccination Clinic in Shoreline provides walk-in vaccinations for Pfizer (age 16+) and Moderna (age 18+) first and second doses. Located in the auditorium at the Shoreline Center…

Save the date: Book, toy and board game drive at Meadowdale HS May 19

The Meadowdale High School Key Club and the Edmonds Kiwanis are hosting a book, toy and board game drive for the Bridge Receiving Center on Wednesday, May 19 from noon-4 p.m. at Meadowdale High School. The Bridge Receiving Center provides children in trauma with a safe place to live while they await placement in a…

State Transportation Commission to begin process for raising tolls and ferry fares

The Washington State Transportation Commission is holding a special meeting May 11 to begin its process to increase toll rates on some tolled facilities and to adjust Washington State Ferry fares, based upon the final transportation budget passed by the Legislature in the 2021 session. The special meeting will take place from 9 a.m. to…

Kids Are Bookin’ It: Middle grades will enjoy this STEM-inspired adventure book

The Antidote, by Susan McCormick Recommended for Middle Grades and Older This adventure book is further proof of how fun STEM information can be, and how important to have that knowledge when you wage battle against an evil paranormal being. Alex discovers that he’s different than the other kids at school. He has powers that he…

Edmonds VFW Post 8870 announces 2021 scholarship winners

VFW Post 8870 awards scholarships annually to deserving high school graduates in the Edmonds and Mukilteo school districts. This year’s winners of $1,500 scholarships are all children or grandchildren of one or more veterans, or those currently serving members of the armed forces. Winners were selected from among a group of 15 applicants, based on…

Community invited to Tewahedo Church annual festival May 9

The Debre Bisrat St. Gabriel Church and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church are inviting the Lynnwood community to their annual Debre Bisrat festival at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 9 at the church, located at 19425 36th Ave. W. in Lynnwood. The church now occupies the former Masonic Temple, a historic building that has been in Lynnwood…

High school sports roundup for May 7, 2021

Baseball Lynnwood defeated Edmonds-Woodway 3-1 Winning Pitcher: Mason Lane Highlights Lynnwood Pitching: Mason Lane 7 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 3 K Lynnwood Hitting: Keenan Masters 1-3, 1 R, 1 RBI Mason Lane 1-3, 1 R Jace Hampson 1-4, 1 R Edmonds-Woodway Pitching: Maddox Stojkovic 4 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER,…

City of Lynnwood to host holiday toy drive May 22 to support Holly House

Aiming to collect holiday gifts for low-income families, the City of Lynnwood will partner with Holly House to host a toy drive from noon-4 p.m. May 22 in front of Lynnwood City Hall. Holly House oversees a children’s holiday gift program that provides gifts and necessities during the holidays for children from low-income families, primarily…

High school sports roundup for May 6, 2021

Track & Field Edmonds School District Championships Girls Team Scores Edmonds-Woodway 215 Meadowdale 153 Lynnwood 101 Mountlake Terrace 66 Girls Winners 100 Meters- Tresley Love (MD) 12.72 200 Meters- Tresley Love (MD) 26.39 400 Meters- Tresley Love (MD) 59.38 800 Meters- Donna Marie Harris (L) 2:36.95 1600 Meters- Jemma Willcox (EW) 5:39.00 3200 Meters- Jemma…

Starting May 10, over $10 million in grants available to help nonprofit community organizations

The Washington State Department of Commerce is partnering with ArtsFund to provide over $10 million in grants to help community organizations across the state that have been impacted by the pandemic. The Nonprofit Community Relief grant application portal opens Monday, May 10 for eligible Washington state organizations The grant program focuses on arts, culture, science and…

You can help Edmonds Jazz Connection fund scholarships for music students

More than 20 years ago, the Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers started an event that has become a popular tradition around Memorial Day; The Edmonds Jazz Connection. The Jazz Connection was set up to feature the talents and skills of our area’s younger jazz musicians and has showcased the bands, small groups and vocalists of…

Edmonds School District offering free swim voucher program for students

Thanks to support from the Verdant Health Commission, the Edmonds School District is offering all district students the opportunity to receive free water safety swim lessons this summer. The swim vouchers will be sent to all third grade students for lessons in levels 1-4 in water safety, through classroom teachers during the month of May….

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