Lynnwood celebrates 60 years with a new playground

In honor of Lynnwood’s 60th birthday, the city celebrated the installation of a new playground at Heritage Park — the perfect gift, city officials said, to a city known for its many parks The park ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this week recognized the 60 years since Lynnwood’s incorporation. Heritage Park located at 19921 Poplar Way, serves…

Lynnwood City Council to appoint new liaisons, elect president at Jan. 7 meeting

The Lynnwood City Council will begin its first meeting of 2019 by electing a new council president, and by appointing councilmembers to various boards, committees and commissions. Councilmembers serve as liaisons between the city and various boards and commissions, as well as serving as the city’s representative to outside agencies and organizations. Some of these…

Save the date: Treats & Treasures Sale at Lynnwood Senior Center Oct. 17-18

The Lynnwood Senior Center will host a Treats & Treasures Sale on Wednesday and Thursday Oct. 17-18, just in time for the holidays. The sale will feature homemade baked goods, specialty handicrafts and a few gently used items. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Lynnwood Senior Center and its programs. The sale runs…

Sno-Isle Libraries adds direct link to voter registration on all public computers

Sno-Isle Libraries is making it easy to register to vote. Every public computer in the library district now includes a direct link to the Washington State Voter Registration page. “This will improve access to the state voter registration page and all related information in support of our strategic priority of building civic engagement,” Lead Librarian…

Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood needs gently used household items

YWCA Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood is in need of gently used household items including dishes, glassware, silverware, baking dishes, towels and twin and full-size bedding, along with laundry detergent, cleaning supplies and toiletries. Donations can be taken to the shelter at 6027 208th St. S.W. in Lynnwood, 425-774-9843.

Three finalists for Sno-Isle Libraries executive director position selected

Three finalists are in the running to be the next executive director of Sno-Isle Libraries. The finalists are: Tess Mayer is Director, Library Outreach, Programs and Services at the King County Library System (KCLS). Mayer joined KCLS in 2015. She worked at The Seattle Public Library for a decade prior to KCLS. Mayer earned a Master of Library and Information…

South County Walks begins this week in Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds

South County Walks returns this summer, starting on June 19 and running through Sept. 29. The City of Edmonds, City of Lynnwood, City of Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds Senior Center and the Verdant Health Commission are partnering to coordinate community walks, led by volunteers, for individuals and families. There will be four walks each week throughout…

Verdant Health Asst. Superintendent wins Leadership Snohomish County Kaleidoscope Award

Verdant Health Commission Assistant Superintendent George Kosovich was recently named the winner of the 2018 Leadership Snohomish County (LSC) Kaleidoscope Award. Kosovich is the primary facilitator for LSC’s Young Professionals program and past Emerging Leader nominee. “Leadership Snohomish County congratulates George Kosovich for leading our Young Professionals program with his valuable insight, humor, and commitment…

From USA Today: How to talk to veterans on Memorial Day — and every day

Thanks to Edmonds resident Bob Rinehart for suggesting we share this video from USA Today, as we approach Memorial Day. In this video clip, war reporter Sebastian Junger and Vietnam veteran Karl Marlantes discuss how to talk to soldiers returning from combat. Junger and Marlantes explore the challenges of war and coming home in their…

A letter from Edmonds School Superintendent regarding school safety and security

Dear Edmonds School District Families, Staff and Community Members: The safety of our students, staff and the entire Edmonds School District family is our highest priority and duty. Our hearts ache for the families and communities impacted by the recent tragic event in Florida. Sometimes words cannot adequately capture the emotions that come from such…

Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club thanks Giving Tree participants

The Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club offers this message of thanks for Alderwood Mall Sharing Tree participants, after over 1,000 gifts were collected for those in need: Thank you to Alderwood Mall and especially to the people of Lynnwood and our other surrounding communities for making this Season better for those in need. This season marked the…

Leftover solar glasses? Donate them to Astronomers Without Borders

Astronomers Without Borders is collecting leftover solar glasses. Those collected will be donated to school children in South America and Asia for the 2019 solar eclipse. You can mail your used glasses to UW Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) at: University of Washington Johnson Hall Rm-062, Box 351310 4000 15th Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98195-1310…

Edmonds School District students make tiny house for homeless through carpentry class

Carpentry students from Edmonds School District’s Career and Technical Education program combined their craft with community service to lend a helping hand to Seattle’s homeless this spring. For several months, the students put their strengths together to create a tiny house for the 2017 CTE Showcase of Skills. The local group was one of 23…

Rotary Club of Lynnwood celebrates 30 years of women in Rotary

There was a special celebration in Lynnwood last week for women participating in Rotary. Just 30 years ago, on May 4, 1987, women were first allowed to be in Rotary — and it was a fight for women to be given that right. To celebrate the accomplishment of allowing women into Rotary, the Rotary Club of…

Five Lynnwood Library volunteers to receive national awards

Five volunteers at the Lynnwood Library are each about to receive a national award for their efforts. The President’s Volunteer Service Award will be presented April 22 to Kristen Macaluso, Hedy Shiu, Bryan Beecken, Bonnie Gerken and Jean Minsky. A ceremony will take place at the Sno-Isle Libraries Service Center in Marysville to honor the…

Neighbors come together to bring library, AED to their street

It took an idea, some dedication and the expertise and commitment of an entire block of neighbors, but earlier this month, 63rd Avenue West in Lynnwood got a couple of new amenities. About halfway down the cul-de-sac, a new Little Free Library now stands. A couple of doors down, an automated external defibrillator (AED) is…

Lynnwood Kiwanis cleans up Mesika trail near civic campus

The Kiwanis Club of Lynnwood and the Kiwanis junior Key Clubs from Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace High Schools removed about 30 wheelbarrows of English ivy, Himalayan blackberries and fallen branches from the Mesika trail on the Lynnwood Civic Center campus on April 1. It was a Kiwanis One Day event, when Kiwanis and Key Club…

Cold weather shelter now closed for the season

The Southern Snohomish County emergency cold weather shelter has closed for the season. Mark Waldin, who runs the shelter, thanks everybody who volunteered at the shelter this season. Statistics for the year provided by Waldin are: Open 36 nights 1,186 shelter beds 3,548 meals Served over 100 unique individuals 19 percent of guests are women Small…

Honor guard training and graduation ceremony held in Lynnwood

Flag folding, bell ringing and a 21 gun salute are a few of the most recognizable honors that a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty receives during his or her funeral. It is the duty of the honor guard to perform these rituals, and they only have one chance to get…