Royals sports roundup: Girls soccer, boys tennis, girls swim results for Tuesday

The Lynnwood Royals couldn’t keep up with the high-flying Shorewood Thunderbirds on Tuesday, falling to the T-Birds 5-1 in a Wesco League girls soccer match played at Lynnwood High School. The five goals were the most Shorewood has scored in a match this season and the second most goals given up by the Royals this…

Family information sessions set for Edmonds School District highly capable programs

The Edmonds School District is holding parent/guardian information sessions to find out more about district programs aimed at helping identify and support highly capable students. Highly capable students may demonstrate these attributes: – Exceptionally curious. – Come up with complex and abstract ideas. – Learn new ideas without instruction or direction. – Ponder advanced questions…

Letter to the editor: In support of Anna Alexander for judge

Dear Editor: I have known Anna Alexander for over 25 years, both in her capacity as a neighbor and friend, and in her capacity as a legal professional. Given what I know about Anna as a person, lawyer, volunteer, and pro-tem judge, I will not hesitate to cast my vote for Anna Alexander this November….

Destinations Lynnwood to host fall arts and crafts sale Nov. 16

Community members are invited to attend a fall arts and crafts sale hosted at Destinations Lynnwood Saturday, Nov. 16. The event will take place from noon-4 .m. Proceeds from the craft sale will go to the Destinations Lynnwood Food Pantry. The event is open to the public and will be an opportunity to purchase the…

Letter to the editor: Shannon Sessions deserves another term on city council

Dear Editor, Shannon Sessions belongs on the Lynnwood City Council again. Her integrity, her leadership and her character qualities are exceptional. I served for a season on the Lynnwood City Council and understand the complexity of the job.  Shannon has the temperament, the emotional bandwidth and real life experience to handle the difficult decisions that…

Prep sports roundup: Royals, Mavs results for Monday

The Lynnwood Royals’ volleyball team evened their season records with a 3-1 victory over the Shorewood Thunderbirds in a Wesco League match played at Shorewood High School. The win gives the Royals a 4-4 2A/3A Wesco League mark and a 4-4 overall record as the team approaches the final stretch of the regular season. The…

Edmonds CC to participate in Great ShakeOut Oct. 17

Edmonds Community College will participate in The Great ShakeOut on Thursday, Oct. 17. The Great ShakeOut is a global emergency preparedness event that encourages participants to practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” during an earthquake. The Edmonds CC drill will held between 10-10:30 a.m. Thursday, and begin with a digital message display on…

Grant program aimed at funding school gardens

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club is offering teachers in the Edmonds School District financial support to plan and implement gardening projects for their students. The funds could be used for garden beds, instructional units, plants and other gardening materials, assistance with building, planting, watering, or other ideas being considered. Initial grants up to $500 are renewable….

Brandi named to National School Foundation Industry Leadership Council

The Foundation for Edmonds School District’s Executive Director Deborah Brandi has been appointed to the National School Foundation Association (NSFA) Industry Leadership Council. Brandi will serve a three-year term as Washington’s representative on the council and NSFA’s ambassador to preK-12 school foundations across the state.  NSFA’s Industry Leadership Council was created in 2017 to better…

Letter to the Editor: Why I’m supporting Nick Coelho for Lynnwood City Council

Editor: While the 2019 Lynnwood City Council elections have been contentious and eventful, there is only one candidate that stands out for Position No. 6  and that is Mr. Nick Coelho. He is enthusiastic, dedicated and passionate.  In the past few months of working with Mr. Coelho, I have been extremely impressed with his dedication….

Lynnwood Police Blotter: Oct. 6-12, 2019

Oct. 6 19400 block 68th Avenue West: Property was reported to have been damaged when police responded to a domestic disturbance. 19000 block 64th Avenue West: A traffic stop for an invalid trip permit led to an arrest with additional charges. 5600 block 183rd Street Southwest: A vehicle was reported to have been stolen while…

Snohomish County Sheriff candidate forum on police accountability set for Oct. 18 in Everett

A Snohomish County Sheriff Candidates Forum, “A Conversation on Police Accountability,” is set for Friday evening, Oct. 18, at the Robert J. Drewel Building (Hearing Room), Snohomish County Administration (East), 3000 Rockefeller Avenue in downtown Everett. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 6:30 p.m. The moderated event features candidates…

Tickets now on sale for Nov. 9 Washington Kids in Transition fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for Out of Jeopardy 2019: Silent Auction + Trivia Night, to support Washington Kids in Transition, which provides after-school bags of food to homeless students in the Edmonds School District. The event starts at 6 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 9  at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lynnwood. Cost is $50/individual ticket or…

Residents invited to apply for county’s new Climate Action Advisory Committee

Snohomish County has a new Climate Action Advisory Committee, and county residents are invited to apply. Membership on the committee will include representatives from environmental advocacy groups, local businesses, youth, educational institutions and underserved community members who may be disproportionally effected by climate change impacts. The committee will provide recommendations about policies and practices to…

Snohomish County PUD adds tracker tool to outage map

When an outage occurs, Snohomish PUD customers often want to know how work is progressing to restore power. Now they can tell by simply visiting the PUD’s Outage Map. In anticipation of storm season, the PUD has launched the Outage Tracker, a new feature on the Outage Map, to help customers stay informed on the…

Letter to the editor: Anna Alexander the right candidate for Superior Court judge

Editor: As a judge and former colleague, I strongly recommend Anna Alexander for Superior Court Judge. I believe Anna is the right candidate because of her integrity and her diverse experience. I first met Anna Alexander while we were both law students at the University of Washington School of Law, where, at age 19, Anna…

Healthy Eating: Delicious recipes for nutrient-rich pumpkin

Far too often relegated to Halloween doorstep décor and overused as a coffee drink marketing device (think Pumpkin Spice Latte), pumpkin and all its health benefits deserve so much more. Pumpkin calories clock in at just 49 per cup of purée, plus that serving sneaks in 3 grams of fiber, 1 gram of protein, and…

Prep cross country: Local runners compete at Nike Hole in the Wall invite

More than 120 teams and hundreds of student athletes — including runners from Lynnwood, Meadowdale and Mountlake Terrace High Schools — competed at one of the largest prep cross country meets in the area on Saturday, the Nike Hole in the Wall Invitational in Lakewood. Leading the way of local runners was Lynnwood Royal Micah…

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in Washington

Newly released data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that the rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) continues to rise in Washington, and across the country. Pregnant women experience some of the worst outcomes from untreated STDs, including from congenital syphilis, which is a growing problem in Washington. From 2014 to 2018,…