Reminder: Candlelight vigil Sunday for man found in Lake Ballinger

Friends, family and community members are invited to a candlelight vigil for 24-year-old Sylvio Kasongo, of Edmonds, on Sunday, Oct. 16 at Lake Ballinger. The vigil will begin at 6 p.m. near the fishing pier. Kasongo’s body was found in Lake Ballinger on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The cause and manner of death remain under investigation….

Candlelight vigil Sunday for man found in Lake Ballinger

Friends, family and community members are invited to a candlelight vigil for 24-year-old Sylvio Kasongo, of Edmonds, on Sunday, Oct. 16 at Lake Ballinger. The vigil will begin at 6 p.m. near the fishing pier. Kasongo’s body was found in Lake Ballinger on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The cause and manner of death remain under investigation….

Pokémon Go takes over Edmonds CC campus, builds community

Edmonds Community College student Lia Andrews’ face lit up with a smile as she caught a rare Pokémon outside of the campus library. Andrews wasn’t alone. Richelle Thompson caught a wild Butterfree, too, and held out her phone to show a group of students in the courtyard. Since the launch of Nintendo’s augmented reality game…

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…

Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association receives $1,716 grant from county

The Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association (LAMHA) won a $1,716 grant from Snohomish County. Seven projects received a total of $32,927 in funds from the county’s Economic and Cultural Development Department. “Money is awarded from recording fees collected by the Snohomish County Auditor,” said Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive. “The allocation of these fees are for projects…

Bloodworks Northwest calling for A- and O- donors

Bloodworks Northwest, a blood donation organization, posted on its website and Facebook page that its supplies of A- and O- blood have reached critical levels due to heavy usage. Bloodworks Northwest has a donation center in Lynnwood, located at 19723 Highway 99, Suite F. Click here to schedule a donation appointment.

Lynnwood library takes steps to reduce trash

The Lynnwood Library is taking steps to reduce landfill waste by recycling and composting more trash. “Over the past five years, we’ve systematically become a greener, more sustainable operation,” Public Information Manager Jim Hills wrote on Sno-Isle’s website. “With 21 libraries, five mobile-library vehicles, a fleet of additional vehicles and a service center, Sno-Isle Libraries…

Volunteers needed for Letter Carrier’s Food Drive on May 14

United Way is seeking volunteers for the Letter Carrier’s Food Drive next month. On Saturday, May 14, letter carriers all over Snohomish County will pick up community members’ food donations and bring them to post offices. There, volunteers will sort and pack the food to go to local food banks. Volunteers will be working from…

Free tax help at Edmonds Community College

There is one month left to file your taxes. Help is available at Edmonds Community College if you need it. Edmonds Community College partnered with United Way to provide free help for U.S. citizens and residents. Confidential tax return preparation is offered on a drop-in basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 2-5:30…

Celebration of life Saturday for Rich Hehn, former Edmonds SD teacher

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Feb. 27 for Rich Hehn, an Edmonds resident and former Edmonds School District teacher who died Monday, Feb. 22 of brain cancer. He was 55 years old. Mr. Hehn taught for many years in the Edmonds School District — first at Brier Elementary and later at Oak…

Low-cost walk-in clinic in Lynnwood now open on Sundays

A low-cost walk-in health clinic is now open on Sundays in Lynnwood. The Community Health Center of Snohomish County’s Lynnwood clinic, located at 4111 194th St. SW., is its only walk-in location. On Sunday, it is now open from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. During the week, it’s open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m….

Snohomish County PUD will help thousands in need pay their electric bills

Thousands of senior citizens and low-income customers will receive help with their electric bills this year through energy assistance programs offered by Snohomish County Public Utility District. The programs currently provide reductions of 20 percent, 40 percent or 60 percent off PUD electric and water bills. The discount percentage that customers receive depends on their income level. Currently, the…

Local rescue seeking foster home for black lab

A local rescue is looking for a foster home in Lynnwood for a black lab. Old Dog Haven estimates the lab is 8-12 years old. He is not yet neutered and has an abcess under one of his ears. The rescue believes the dog will need to see a surgical specialist and will need aggressive…

Playtime: Time to register for spring sports; Girls on Run needs coaches

There are SO many options for youth sports in and around Edmonds, and many are based right at the Frances Anderson Center. While our kids have done Kids Love Soccer, Sno-King Youth Club Soccer, UK Elite Soccer, Pacific Little T-Ball, and I’m sure something else I’m forgetting, they both seem to have landed on hockey….

Dick’s Drive-In founder Dick Spady dies at age 92

Our online news partner The Seattle Times reports that Dick Spady, the namesake and co-founder of beloved local burger chain Dick’s Drive-In, died early Sunday at the age of 92. “It’s been a good life. I’m very fortunate,” Spady told The Seattle Times on his 90th birthday in October 2013 at the original Dick’s location…

Local veteran receives Wounded Warrior quilt

A Lynnwood veteran was presented with a Wounded Warrior quilt on Thursday. Veteran Ben Hawkins received the quilt during this week’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 Lynnwood meeting. The quilt was sponsored by Charlie LaNasa and made by Cheryl Thomas.

Sno-Isle Libraries wants to know which issues matter to you

Sno-Isle Libraries managers are planning this year’s Issues that Matter forum, and want to know what issues matter to you. The programs are meant to encourage community conversations on high-profile issues. Last October, a forum discussing how to save youth from the sex trade was held at the Lynnwood Black Box Theater. The other two…

Warm clothing donations needed for sweater drive

 Starting Monday, you can donate sweaters or other warm clothing to any Sound Credit Union or PCC Natural Markets location to benefit the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive. Sound Credit Union has a branch in Lynnwood, located at 18801 Alderwood Mall Parkway. PCC Natural Markets is located in Edmonds, at 9803 Edmonds Way. Donations will benefit Northwest…

Application now open for lifeguard training scholarships

The city of Lynnwood is now accepting applications for the Randy Terlicker Memorial scholarship. It is for teens and young adults who are interested in becoming a lifeguard. To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be between 15-20 years old, live within the Edmonds School District boundary, have a qualified income level or receive subsidized…

New library service offers recommendations to kids

Sno-Isle Libraries is offering a new online service called Beanstack, to give free personalized recommendations for books, apps, events and more. “Beanstack is a natural extension of our commitment to serving families with young kids,” said Leslie Moore, children’s and outreach services manager for the library district. Beanstack tailors its recommendations by looking at each child’s…

Ninth annual Operation Warm and Ready event coming Oct. 24

The Family Center of South Snohomish County in Lynnwood will be hosting the ninth annual Operation Warm and Ready event on Saturday, Oct. 24. The event will be from 1-3 p.m. and offers free coats and health services to children and adults. Operation Warm and Ready, sponsored by the Hazel Miller Foundation in partnership with the…

Clothes For Kids celebrates successful Brew & Bluegrass fundraiser

Clothes for Kids’ recent Brew & Bluegrass event raised more than $13,000 for the organization, which provides school wardrobes for low-income families in Snohomish County. “Twenty-five percent of our total budget comes through special events such as the Brew & Bluegrass,” said Joy Ingram, Development Director at the non-profit. Clothes for Kids offered thanks to…

Days of Caring draws volunteers to PAWS

Volunteers worked at PAWS, cleaning and assisting with general tasks around the center as part of United Way of Snohomish County’s Days of Caring event on Sept. 11 and 12. During the service event, 28 total projects were completed with 19 nonprofit agencies, spanning 11 Snohomish County cities. “We look forward to this event each…