Day of Service volunteers spruce up nearby cemetery

Headstones at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery received a thorough cleaning Saturday, thanks to 125 volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Shoreline Stake. According to Jim Roberts, who coordinated the volunteer effort, church members each year perform a day of service, and for the last few years it has included City…

Happening nearby: Firefighters to hold opening ceremony Friday for 9/11 Memorial Park

Edmonds firefighters will hold an opening ceremony for the Edmonds 9/11 Memorial Park, located outside Fire Station 17 at 275 6th Ave. N. in downtown Edmonds, at 9:11 a.m. this Friday, Sept. 11. According to firefighter Dave “Bronco” Erickson, who has been spearheading fundraising efforts for the memorial, firefighters of IAFF Local 1828 received a…

WithinReach hosts ‘Making Connections for Healthy Families’ at Lynnwood Library

WithinReach hosts Making Connections for Healthy Families at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Lynnwood Library Discover and explore the resources of the library and your community. WithinReach is an organization that helps Washington families achieve the basic resources such as health coverage, food assistance programs and immunizations. The program will be in the…

Alderwood Terrace Rotary sponsors school shopping day for students in need

Last Sunday, Aug. 30 at JCPenney in Alderwood Mall, 40 Alderwood Terrace Rotary members and friends participated in the annual Back to School Shopping Day for students in need. A total of 40 students in the Edmonds School District were able to shop for new school outfits with the help and donations of Alderwood Terrace…

Reminder: Cascadia Art Museum still seeking volunteers

Cascadia Art Museum is looking for volunteers to assist with museum’s grand opening in Edmonds’ Salish Crossing in September. And it’s as easy as clicking on the page above to sign up. Once you do, you’ll be connected to “Sign Up Genius,” which allows you to pick the position you want to fill, and the…

AAUW to meet Sept. 12 at Edmonds Community College

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), which is committed to advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research, will meet from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 12 at Edmonds Community College, Woodway Hall, Room 202, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood Hear about the group’s  2015-16 speakers and events. Sign up to…

Free dinner available for all on Sundays at Lynnwood Free Methodist Church

Lynnwood Free Methodist Church offers a free weekly community dinner open to all in need on Sundays. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and food is served at 6 p.m. every Sunday in Demille Hall at Lynnwood Free Methodist Church. 6519 188th Street SW., Lynnwood. For more information see: www.lynnwoodfmc.com

Happening nearby: Volunteers needed for the 2015 Puget Sound Bird Fest

The Puget Sound Bird Fest is just weeks away and the planning committee still needs volunteers to help in key positions on Saturday Sept. 12. Volunteers are needed at the registration table, with children’s activities, and as room monitors during speaker presentations. Knowledge of birds is not required – just a willingness to help with this…

Volunteers needed for 2015 Days of Caring projects in Lynnwood

Registration for the 22nd annual United Way Days of Caring is closing Thurs., Sept. 3. As in past years, there are opportunities to volunteer throughout the county, including Lynnwood, on both Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12. Days of Caring is the largest volunteer event in Snohomish County. Habitat for Humanity, Work Opportunities and YWCA…

Lynnwood housing prices rise by almost 22 percent

Lynnwood showed a 21.8 percent increase in home prices and a 14 percent decrease in home sales year over year, according to Redfin, a national real estate brokerage company. The median price for all homes was $346,000 with 37 homes sold in the city. Homes spent a median 12 days on the market. Data is from July only and reflect an unvarnished, timely snapshot of…

Rep. Peterson recounts rewarding, grueling freshman year as state lawmaker

Freshman State Rep. Strom Peterson, a Democrat from Edmonds who represents the 21st District (which includes much of Edmonds plus Lynnwood and Mukilteo), discussed his first year as a state Legislator during Thursday’s Edmonds Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Beck’s Tribute Center. (The entire video of Peterson’s presentation is embedded above.) Peterson recounted the successes…

City to offer Spanish-language version of Lynnwood University

If you know of someone who speaks Spanish and would like to learn more about the City of Lynnwood, they will have the opportunity this fall to attend a Spanish-language version of Lynnwood University. The goal of Lynnwood University is to increase awareness about how your local government works and to empower you to better access…

Reminder: Red Onion Burgers hosts fundraiser for Chelan Fire Relief fund on Thursday

You can help raise money to aid those impacted by the Chelan Reach Complex/Wolverine/Black Canyon Fires on Thursday, Aug. 27 by eating at Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace. Between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Red Onion Burgers will be donating 100 percent of the cash tips, 50 percent of the credit card tips and 50 percent of the total sales…

Lynnwood Kiwanis presents Oktoberfest Celebration and Silent Auction

The Lynnwood Kiwanis presents an Oktoberfest Celebration and Silent Auction, benefiting the Lynnwood Kiwanis Foundation, on Oct. 24 at the Northshore Senior Center in Bothell. Included in the $45 admission price is, a catered German theme (vegetarian option available) dinner including beer, wine and soft drinks, live music (The Atlantics), activities with prizes, and access…

Clothes For Kids to open next week for back-to-school shopping

Clothes For Kids opens Monday, Aug. 24 for its 32nd year of providing low-income students with school wardrobes. “ Our vision is to empower students for success one wardrobe at a time,” said Nancy Laird-Burris, Program Manager at Clothes For Kids. “With the school wardrobe program, we are able to operate a store-like environment that…

U.S. Bank distributes free backpacks and school supplies for students

U.S. Bank employee volunteers helped distribute 100 backpacks and school supplies to children Tuesday at Mercy Housing’s Lincoln Apartments in Lynnwood. The backpacks and school supplies are provided via collaboration between U.S. Bank and Schoolhouse Supplies. The organizations have been partners since 2001. “It’s important to start off the school year with backpacks and the…

Floral program making the City a little brighter

The Lynnwood Parks Department has reinstated its floral program featuring a total of 20 floral beds around city locations such as the city welcome signs, park entrances and municipal buildings. This year the City is enlisting the help of volunteers. In partnership with local clubs and non-profit groups, the Parks Department has received 75 hours of volunteer time to…

Holly House seeking storage space, volunteers for large holiday toy donation

Do you have a double garage, empty store front or warehouse space you are willing to donate temporarily to a good cause? Holly House, which provides holiday gifts to children in need each December, is receiving 18 pallets of toys next week from “a big toy company,” said Executive Director Pam Martinez, who added: “Our…

Aramark helps Clothes For Kids; public can drop off clothes at new drop box

Aramark laundered more than 750 gently-used coats for the Clothes For Kids School Wardrobe program. “This saves our resources and our volunteer time allowing us to focus on other needs as we prepare for back to school shopping,” said Nancy Laird Burris, Program Manager for Clothes For Kids. As Clothes For Kids prepares to serve…

Red Cross seeking nominations for Real Heroes Breakfast

The American Red Cross Serving Snohomish County is seeking nominations for the 20th annual Real Heroes Breakfast. The event will honor and present awards to “Real Heroes”—everyday people in the community who expressed extraordinary courage to save a life or give of themselves to help another person. Nominations are being accepted until Aug. 15, 2015….