Reminder: South County Walks every week until Aug. 27

Looking for a way to get more active this summer? You’re invited to participated in the South County Walks program — free community walks, scheduled four times a week until Aug. 27. Participate one time, eight times, or all 40 times. Walks will typically be two to three miles and take about an hour to complete….

Eco-friendly ideas for outdoor fun this summer

As summer continues, people are spending more time outside. Snohomish County PUD offers some ideas to enjoy the outdoors in environmentally-friendly ways. Solar backpacks – On your next hike, use the sun to charge small portable devices, such as cell phones, digital cameras and other electronics. Solar powered radio – These units charge quickly for radio and…

How Pokemon Go is bringing people together

I opened the door to my balcony last week and a pidgey flew in. Not a pigeon—a pidgey. Well, the digital representation of the pidgey Pokemon, a small bird-like creature known for its gust and sand attack. Because yes, I have been playing Pokemon Go. The game was released in the United States on Thursday,…

EdCC Women’s Soccer open tryout on July 30

High school graduates interested in playing soccer for Edmonds Community College can try out later this month. The school’s women’s soccer will be hosting the Open Tryout on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at Triton Field, which is on the EdCC campus. Athletes are asked to bring cleats, proper soccer gear and water….

City creates new Twitter account to communicate traffic delays

The City of Lynnwood’s Public Works Department recently created a new Twitter account to communicate road closures and traffic delays in the city. The account, @LynnwoodStreets, tweeted Monday morning that “crews will be striping the bike lanes on 44th today.”

Reminder: 32nd District candidates to appear at July 12 forum in Richmond Beach

Candidates for the two state representative positions in the 32nd Legislative District will appear at a forum July 12 at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church, according to Shoreline Area News. Incumbent Cindy Ryu, a Democrat, will meet Republican challenger Alvin Rutledge and independent candidate Keith Smith. The district’s other incumbent Democratic state representative, Ruth Kagi, will…

Shakespeare in the Park begins July 13

Six performances of Shakespeare plays will be put on for free throughout July and early August in Lynndale Park, rain or shine, thanks to the Lynnwood Arts Commission and Alderwood-Terrace Rotary. The schedule for this summer’s performances is as follows: DATE SHOW PERFORMANCE COMPANY July 13 Hamlet Wooden O July 14 Hamlet Wooden O July…

Snohomish County NAACP vigil honors lives lost, seeks path forward

In times of social discord and national mourning — such as the nation is experiencing following this week’s shootings in Minnesota, Louisiana and Texas — people tend to congregate in support of one another, sharing the hopes that will carry them forward through dark times. Sunday, outside the Snohomish County Courthouse, the scene was one…

Free Chick-fil-A on Tuesday for annual ‘Cow Appreciation Day’ event

It’s time to break out the spots and cow bells for Chick-fil-A’s 12th annual Cow Appreciation Day event on Tuesday, July 12. On that day, customers who dress up as cows will receive a free entree from the restaurant. Adult customers who dress in any type of cow attire, whether it’s “head-to-hoof” or sporting a cow-spotted…

Sno-Isle Libraries program looking for instructors with ‘write stuff’

Ernest Hemingway said writing is easy: “All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” There definitely won’t been any bleeding and typewriters are unlikely, but Sno-Isle Libraries is looking for people who can help others be writers, maybe even the next Hemingway. “We’re soliciting proposals for a series of workshops, classes, lectures…

Happening nearby: Dining 4 Dollars event to benefit Dallas Police

Red Onion Burgers is hosting an all day Dining 4 Dollars event on Tuesday, July 12 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. to benefit the Dallas Police Department after a shooting last week killed five Dallas officers. Red Onion Burgers will donate 20 percent of all sales, 100 percent of all tips and money generated through the…

Military Wire: Discovery Channel searches for next ‘American Tarzan’

Military vet Tim Reames is competing in a new Discovery Channel series called “American Tarzan,” which premiered earlier this week. Unlike Spartan, which requires both individual and teamwork effort, “American Tarzan” features seven challengers who will attempt to conquer the island of Dominica – the first to do so will become American Tarzan. The seven…

County seeks volunteers for pro/con committees on charter propositions

Snohomish County is one of seven charter counties in the State of Washington. The Snohomish County Charter was adopted in 1980 and first amended in 1986. The County Charter may, by public vote, be amended every ten years. In 2015, Snohomish County voters elected a Charter Review Commission composed of fifteen members, three from each…

Free Slurpees Monday for 7-Eleven Day

Every year, 7-Eleven locations nationwide give away a free small Slurpee on July 11 for 7-Eleven Day, available from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. But this year, the store has a special celebration planned for the signature drink’s 50th birthday. In addition to the free small Slurpee on Monday, customers can buy seven Slurpees from July 12-18 and…

Reminder: Community bike ride next week

The Lynnwood Free Methodist Church is hosting a community bike ride in July. Avid cyclist Chuck Schultz, a member of the church, will lead the ride on Saturday, July 16. The group will gather at 9:45 a.m. at the southeast corner of the Lynnwood Park and Ride, located at 20100 48th Ave. W. The group will…

Reminder: Bowl and Skate 60th anniversary next week

Lynnwood Bowl and Skate is preparing to celebrate its 60th anniversary on July 16 with a community event and car show. However, before the celebration begins, General Manager Jessica White is asking community members who have photos of Lynnwood Bowl and Skate, formerly known as Lynnwood Lanes and Lynnwood Roll-A-Way, to share them. “We adore…

Happening nearby: Active shooter presentation set for Monday

Members of Mountlake Terrace-based American Legion Post 234 invite the public to an active shooter presentation by Daniel Guerrero, who is a former FBI agent and current Director of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness at Edmonds Community College. Guerrero plans to cover what to do when in an active shooter situation, whether it’s in a…

Local community responds with support after Dallas shooting

Community members responded to the violence in Dallas that killed five police officers Thursday night, offering support and thanks for local police officers. Throughout the day Friday, neighbors brought treats, cards and flowers for officers, thanking them for their work. “Our thoughts and prayers are with (Dallas police) officers and their families in the wake of…

Lynnwood police blotter: June 30-July 5

June 30 A verbal domestic dispute was reported in the 18300 block of 52nd Avenue West. A theft was reported at Alderwood Mall. A woman had been working at the mall and, when she returned to her vehicle, the rear license plate was missing. A vehicle theft was reported in the 18200 block of 52nd…