More than 3,600 pounds of food donated in drive-thru event

In response to rising demand for food assistance during the coronavirus pandemic, the Lynnwood Food Bank held a drive-thru food drive Saturday afternoon. More than 3,600 pounds of food was donated to the food bank during the donation drive, which lasted from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The food bank — located at 5320 176th…

Washington State Alliance for Gun Responsibility virtual fundraising luncheon June 1

The Washington State Alliance for Gun Responsibility is hosting “A Tale of Two Washingtons” — the group’s 8th annual fundraising luncheon and its first live virtual gathering — on Monday, June 1. Among the speakers are Manny and Patrice Oliver, whose son Joaquin died in the February 2018 Parkland, Fla. mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman…

Free June 9 webinar features interview with ‘They Were Soldiers’ authors

Military Wire columnist and Edmonds resident Mike Schindler will be interviewing Joseph Galloway and Marvin Wolf, the authors of They Were Soldiers, during a live webinar at 10 a.m. June 9 — part of the Live On Purpose speakers series sponsored by Operation Military Family Cares. The session part of a series of free webinars featuring speakers who…

On video: Edmonds College 2020 Memorial Day Ceremony

With the cancellation of local Memorial Day ceremonies due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re presenting Edmond’s College’s Virtual 7th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Master of Ceremonies Dr. Steve Woodard, a Mountlake Terrace City Councilmember, presents a combination of familiar elements from previous ceremonies blended with music, videos, pictures and special messages from College President Amit…

PAWS holding virtual auction to raise needed funds for ‘baby season’

The Lynnwood-based PAWS animal shelter is holding a week-long virtual fundraising auction in lieu of its annual gala, which had to be canceled. “Animals don’t know there’s a pandemic,” says PAWS CEO Heidi Wills. Because the need is great  especially during the busy baby animal season — and because the spring fundraising gala had to…

Lynnwood Food Bank hosting drive-thru food drive May 23

To continue to meet the increased demand for food during these difficult times, the Lynnwood Food Bank will be holding a drive-thru food drive Saturday, May 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Lynnwood Food Bank has been working to provide support to families, children, seniors and adults…

Reminder: Edmonds College to host virtual Memorial Day Ceremony May 22

Edmonds College’s seventh annual Memorial Day celebration will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Instead of the previously scheduled in-person May 20 event, the annual celebration honoring fallen U.S. military personnel will debut online Friday, May 22, at 10 a.m. When posted, the video will be available on the Edmonds College…

Maritime career exploration webinar scheduled for June 3

Workforce Snohomish and the Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology are sponsoring a maritime career exploration webinar from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, June 3. Learn about the commercial fishing and marine industry thriving in the Pacific Northwest. Employers and representatives from various maritime occupations will offer information about their companies, including the skills…

Mountlake Terrace’s 3rd of July Celebration for 2020 canceled

Mountlake Terrace won’t have a 3rd of July celebration this year. Seaun Richards, president of the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation that has sponsored the event for the past four years, said that he decided to cancel the event after consulting with City of Mountlake Terrace officials. Due to the adverse impacts of COVID-19, an inability to…

Tubie Friends online fundraising auction starts April 28

Tubie Friends is a South Snohomish County-based non-profit organization that helps families who have children with feeding tubes or other medical devices implanted in their bodies. Tubie Friends customizes stuffed animal to have the same devices as the child to give them a relatable comfort ite These items can be used for therapy, education of…

Operation Military Family Cares sponsoring free leadership webinars starting April 10

Starting Friday, April 10, Edmonds-based Operation Military Family Cares — a veterans services and solutions provider — is offering a series of free webinars featuring speakers who will also appear at the organization’s Vision 2020 leadership conference in October (rescheduled from May). The April webinars are 20 minutes each followed by 10 minutes of Q…

3 Practices goes virtual with ‘Zoom Circles’ this week

The 3 Practices has gone virtual — and you’re invited. In the past,  The 3 Practices — a methodology that individuals, schools, businesses and religious leaders are using to help people cross the difference divide — was held in person, with those attending learning the technique for listening to, and talking with, their neighbors. Lynnwood Today,…

Even if you’re stuck at home, you can help Clothes For Kids

Clothes For Kids, the Lynnwood-based organization that provides school wardrobes to Edmonds School District students in need, offers the following ways you can help the non-profit from the comfort of home: 1. Clean out your closets. Being stuck at home offers the opportunity to do that spring cleaning and set aside items for donation. Clothing…

YWCA cancels April 16 Everett fundraising luncheon; Seattle event still scheduled

The YWCA Seattle-King-Snohomish has canceled the 2020 Everett Inspire Luncheon fundraiser that had been set for April 16, due to COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, the organization said it is moving forward with its 2020 Seattle Inspire Luncheon on May 14. The YWCA “will continue to provide safety for people experiencing homelessness, who are more vulnerable…

Holly House hosts ‘Sugarland’ gala for children in need

Amid coronavirus-driven concern for gathering in public spaces, dozens gathered Saturday to celebrate the sixth annual Holly House Gala auction and support low-income Edmonds School District students. This year’s theme, “Sugarland,” invited guests to indulge in candy and other sweets while raising money for kids in need. With community members being encouraged to practice social…

AAUW ‘Coffee and Conversation’ meeting March 10 in Edmonds

New to the Snohomish/King County area? Ready to meet your neighbors? Time to volunteer? Check out the American Association of University Women Edmonds/SnoKing Branch’s “Coffee and Conversation” event set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 10 at Bistro 76 Café, 18401 76th Ave. W. #3, Edmonds. For more information, visit esk -wa.aauw.net or email aauw.esk@gmail.com.

Time to ‘spring forward’ Sunday as daylight saving time arrives

Daylight saving time starts this weekend, which means that at 2 a.m. Sunday, we “spring forward” an hour. That means losing an hour of sleep on Sunday. But you’ll get it back on Sunday, Nov. 1, when standard time returns. And yes it is happening despite a vote last year by Washington state lawmakers to place us…

Reminder: Holly House sponsoring ‘Sugarland’ Charity Gala fundraiser March 7

Holly House, which provides holiday gifts and necessities for Edmonds School District children in need, is holding a “Sugarland” Charity Gala fundraiser Saturday, March 7, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview Dr., Mountlake Terrace. Keynote speaker is Lynnwood City Councilmember Shannon Sessions. The event will feature silent and live…

Free beginning genealogy class in Lynnwood March 7

The Sno-Isle Genealogical Society is offering a free beginning genealogy class the first Saturday of the month, March 7, at its Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood, at 10 a.m. Tips on getting started with your research and getting organized will be discussed. For more information on this one-hour drop-in class, call 425-775-6267…

Sponsor spotlight: Next free legal clinic for seniors March 4 in Edmonds

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group offers a free monthly legal clinic for seniors, with the next one set for Wednesday, March 4 in downtown Edmonds. Here’s your chance to ask your burning legal questions, at no charge. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an Elder Law Attorney. The…

Rotary Clubs kick off annual athletic shoe drive for kids in need

Three Rotary Clubs — Edmonds Daybreakers, Edmonds Noon and Lynnwood —  on Feb. 24 kicked off their annual 1,000 Pairs of Athletic Shoe Drive that benefits students in need in South Snohomish County. The drive runs from Feb 24 -March 21. It’s the fifth year the Rotary Clubs have come together to do a joint shoe…