AAUW to present research on singing and senior health at Jan. 9 meeting

The Edmonds SnoKing Branch of the American Association of University Women will present a program, “Senior Sing-alongs-Fun & Function?” at its Saturday, Jan. 9 meeting in Lynnwood. Musetta C. Fu, PhD, ARNP will share her research findings about the impact of a Group-Singing Program on Older Adult Health, particularly looking at cognition, lung health and…

Sound Transit announces train, bus schedules for New Year’s holidays

Sound Transit riders should be aware of service reductions and special train and bus schedules for the New Year’s holidays. New Year’s Eve service Sounder service will operate on a weekday schedule. ST Express buses will operate on a weekday schedule. Link will run on a weekday schedule. The last passenger train northbound will leave…

Prep boys basketball: Lynnwood loses to Snohomish in Terrace holiday tourney

The Lynnwood Royals boys basketball team started strong in the first round of the Mountlake Terrace Holiday Tournament Tuesday at Mountlake Terrace, but couldn’t overcome a second-half surge by Snohomish and lost 52-48 to the Panthers Tuesday. Bryce Milne led the Royals with 11 points. Lynnwood will meet Battle Ground in a second-round game Wednesday…

Prep girls basketball: Mavs cruise to 47-22 win over Cascade

When your team has only two seniors and a brand new coach, you have to take progress when it happens. The Meadowdale Lady Mavericks not only enjoyed progress, but also a 47-22 victory over the visiting Cascade Bruins Tuesday night. One of the “veterans,” junior Grace Wilson, led the balanced Maverick scoring with 11 points….

Cold weather shelter activated for Tuesday-Thursday

The South Snohomish County Emergency Shelter Network activation has been activated for Tuesday, Dec. 29 – Thursday, Dec. 31 for all those requiring overnight emergency shelter due to anticipated freezing weather. The shelter network is open to families, women and men. Evening and morning meals will be provided. Those who are in need of overnight…

Work of artist Michael Leong on display at Lynnwood Library through Jan. 28

The Lynnwood Arts Commission presents watercolor and acrylic artist Michael Leong on display at the Lynnwood Library Gallery through Jan. 28. Born in Shanghai, China, Leong learned how to paint at age 6. He continued painting lessons in middle school and participated in the Shanghai Student Painting Exhibition. Since his retirement from Boeing, Leongl has…

Heart of Edmonds Schools Project seeking sponsors for Feb. 27 auction and gala

The Heart of Edmonds Schools Project is seeking sponsors and donations for a Feb. 27, 2016 gala to complete its mission to place automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at all Edmonds School District schools and playfields. The Heart of Edmonds Project was created in memory of 16-year-old Matthew Truax, who died Sept. 13, 2013 while running…

Reminder: Here’s your chance to ‘Ask the Lynnwood Cop’

Lynnwood Today is introducing a new video feature, “Ask the Lynnwood Cop.” Starting in January, Lynnwood Police Department Sgt. Cole Langdon will answer public safety-related questions from Lynnwood Today readers. Email your question to lynnwoodtodayeditor@gmail.com  

Recommended Reads: Vintage shop owner’s memoir an unexpected treat

Alligators, Old Mink & New Money, by Alison Houtte & Melissa Houtte All avid readers delight in good books, but to unexpectedly discover a gem when you’re not expecting to is a special treat. I was doing fashion research — yes there is such a thing — and this book I had selected for research…

Prep boys basketball: Royals to play in Terrace tourney this week

Last week it was the girls that ruled the roost at Mountlake Terrace High School; this week the boys take over. The Mountlake Terrace Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament tips off on Tuesday, Dec. 29, with two days of boys prep basketball action on three courts. Varsity games begin at 1 p.m. with the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors…

League of Women Voters seeking nominees for Democracy in Action Award

The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County is seeking nominations for its annual Democracy in Action Award. Eligible for nomination is any individual or group who has shown extraordinary achievement or demonstrated a long-term commitment to enhancing democracy in Snohomish County. Examples for potential nomination could include an elected official on the local, state,…

This Week in High School Sports: Dec. 27, 2015

As the first week of winter break winds down for Edmonds-Woodway, Lynnwood, Meadowdale and Mountlake Terrace high schools, local sports broadcaster Steve Willits joins publisher Teresa Wippel to review sports performances and match-ups. This week: girls results from the MLT Holiday Basketball Tournament, plus a look ahead at this week’s boys tournament.

Cafe brings new opportunity to Lynnwood at-risk teen

It’s a new year, a new cafe and new opportunities for homeless youth in Lynnwood. On Friday, Jan. 8, CafeWorks in Everett is holding its grand opening celebration, featuring coffee, free samples, and a look at the new space that is now officially open to the public. CafeWorks, a collaboration between HopeWorks, Cocoon House and…

Boy Scouts to sponsor Christmas tree recycling in Lynnwood Jan. 2-3

Boy Scout Troop 49 will offer pickup and drop-off service for your Christmas tree on Saturday, Jan. 2 and Sunday, Jan. 3 in Lynnwood. Have your tree on the curb for pickup by 8 a.m.. Drop-off site open from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the Alderwood Manor Youth Center, 19719 24th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Please…

Registration now open for girls beginner hockey classes

Registration is now open for girls’ beginner hockey classes through the Western Washington Female Hockey Association. Girls ages 4-12 in the Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Shoreline areas are invited to learn to skate and play ice hockey. No skating experience required. Classes are held every Sunday from 10:15-11:15 a.m. at Highland Ice Arena in…

Winter energy-saving tips from Snohomish PUD

With cooler winter weather, there are steps you can take now to reduce energy use and improve comfort in your home. To cut heat loss, close your drapes at night and open them during the day to let the sun in and warm your home. Check your heating ducts to ensure they’re properly sealed and…

Edmonds CC students among 57 headed to Washington, DC this January

Students from Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey and Yemen who are attending Edmonds and Whatcom community colleges and Pierce College through a cultural exchange program, will take a five-day trip to the District of Columbia in January. The 57 students have been invited to meet with other…

Snohomish County burn ban lifted Friday

The burn ban in Snohomish County was lifted Friday morning. The Puget Sound Air Agency said the pattern of calm, cool, and clear weather had changed in the latest model forecast. There will still be periods of stagnation but air quality levels should remain moderate most of the time, the agency said.