Edmonds School District celebrates cultural diversity during Saturday fair

The Edmonds School District held its first Celebrating Diversity Cultural Fair at Chase Lake Community School in Edmonds Saturday. During the event, community members and organizations hosted tables about their cultural heritage, and also provided musical performances. — Photos by Jasmine Contreras-Lewis

Lynnwood Police Department hosting Holiday Drive Dec. 12 for kids in need

This holiday season, the Lynnwood Police Department is hosting a citywide Holiday Drive Monday, Dec. 12 for kids’ snacks and books in support of the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s Nourishing Network and Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. All Lynnwood community members are encouraged to join the police department in this effort to spread…

Teen creates new access trail at Lynnwood’s Gold Park for Eagle Scout project

Edmonds teen Andrew Young recently completed his Eagle Scout Project by improving trail access at Lynnwood’s Gold Park. Young and his volunteer crew improved the park’s existing nature trail system and made it more accessible. In addition, they constructed a connecting trail from the parking lot to the nature trail. Young has been coordinating his…

Volunteer at Scriber Lake Park for National Public Lands Day Sept. 24

The City of Lynnwood is looking for volunteers to participate in a Scriber Lake Park cleanup for National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest single-day volunteer event for public lands, on Saturday, Sept. 24. Volunteers will be working to remove ivy and non-native plants at the 25-acre wooded park with walking trails and an over-the-water…

Ground broken for Phase 2 of Scriber Creek Trail Project

Lynnwood city officials, members of the Washington State Legislature and U.S. Congress and many other partners pitched in to break ground Tuesday morning for the Scriber Creek Trail Phase 2 Project. Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell said this project has been years in the making and she’s glad to see it finally taking shape. “When I…

Lynnwood Police Department getting ready to release new local police app

A new police app is currently in the works at the Lynnwood Police Department and should be released sometime in the near future, said Lynnwood Police Chief Jim Nelson. While an exact release date has not yet been decided, Nelson said the department has been working on the app for over the past year. However,…

Lynnwood, Edmonds, MLT residents invited to UW Community Night football game

Residents from Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and the surrounding areas are invited to University of Washington’s Husky Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 3, for Community Night: the university’s first home football game of the season. Participating communities and individuals will receive special discounted tickets and get the chance to represent their own community at the game…

Peoples Bank invites local nonprofits to apply for $25,000 Impact Grant

People’s Bank is accepting applications for its annual Impact Grant through Aug. 31. The Peoples Bank Impact Grant provides a maximum of $25,000 to a single organization for a specific project, use, capital expense or identified purpose that will have a long-lasting, positive impact on the community. New this year, an additional grant of up…

Charisma Christian Center offering free backpacks and school supplies to students Aug. 20

Lynnwood’s Charisma Christian Center is holding a backpack giveaway for students from kindergarten through 12th grade this Saturday, Aug. 20. The backpacks will have different colors and designs, and each pack will be filled with school supplies for the student. Students must be present to receive a backpack; parents or guardians cannot pick one up…

Second “Let’s Talk About Safety” meeting focuses on engaging Lynnwood youth

Addressing concerns from residents about increased crime and gang influences, City of Lynnwood officials offered some possible solutions during an Aug. 10 “Let’s Talk About Safety” meeting. Among them: creating more drop-in youth programs and reinstating school resource officers in local high schools. Hosted by the Lynnwood City Council, the Lynnwood Police Department and other city…

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office accepting donations for Ukrainian and Afghan refugees

The Snohomish County Sheriffs office is coordinating donations for local Ukrainian and Afghan refugees. The department is asking for new items only at this time. The most requested donations are household items such as towels, pillows, laundry detergent, cookware and diapers. The donation center is located at the Carl Gipson Center, 3025 Lombard Ave., Everett,…

Scene in Lynnwood: Project Girl tours city campus

Project Girl, a Lynnwood-based mentoring program for local young women of color, was invited to tour the City of Lynnwood campus earlier this week. The Aug. 1 tour started in the Lynnwood City Council Chambers, where the girls were allowed to check out the dais. Then they heard from Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell and Councilmembers…

Learn more about Lynnwood’s past at History and Heritage Days — next one July 9

As a girl, City of Lynnwood History and Heritage Board Member Cheri Ryan always loved hearing stories about the Lynnwood and Alderwood area, where she grew up. Now a Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association volunteer, she’s been telling the same stories to visitors at Heritage Park for the past 20 years. The association first began in…

PAWS Preteen Workshop helps kids learn how to care for animals

Lynnwood’s Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is hosting preteen pop-up workshops every Thursday until August 25. PAWS Preteen Workshops are a community of preteens aged 9-12 dedicated to improving the lives of animals both at the animal shelter and in the community. At these events, attendees will develop a deeper understanding of animal welfare, complete…

For first time, Lynnwood City Council recognizes June as Pride Month

  For the first time, the City of Lynnwood has recognized June as Pride Month – a move that was welcomed following a city council proclamation earlier this week. “Pride Month isn’t just important to the LGBTQ+ community,” Lynnwood Executive Assistant Leah Jensen said during the council’s Monday, June 27, meeting. “It’s also an opportunity…

In first State of City address, mayor focuses on Lynnwood’s finances, growth, inclusivity

Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell delivered her first State of the City Address Tuesday morning, talking about the city’s finances, construction updates and the Lynnwood’s post-COVID recovery. Despite the pandemic taking a toll on everyone in Lynnwood, Frizzell said during her remote address delivered via video that there were some silver linings that came from the…

YWCA Pathways for Women shelter seeking donations of household items

The YWCA Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood is seeking donations of household cleaning products and gently used bedding, especially twin/full sheets. These donations allow the shelter to ensure funds can be used to directly support clients. Also needed are other household items such as can openers, pots and pans, silverware, potholders, oven cookware, glasses,…

Free lunch being served at Emerald City Harley-Davidson Saturday, June 25

The Emerald City Harley-Davidson dealership is hosting a free lunch this Saturday, June 25, at noon. As a way to give back to the community, there will be $1 beers, unlimited soda refills and plenty of snacks to go around. Everyone is welcome to come and grab a quick lunch or stay a while and…

City unveils renovated South Lynnwood Park

Officials from the City of Lynnwood, Trust for Public Land and Kaiser Permanente braved the rainy weather Wednesday to celebrate the official reopening of South Lynnwood Park.  The renovation, which started in 2017, will provide an upgraded recreational space for the over 2,000 residents who live within a 10-minute walk of the park.  “Thank you…