‘Get Ready to Cry’: Reflecting on a month helping Ukrainian dogs of war

These are faces you won’t forget – the “war dogs” of Ukraine. For the past month, Edmonds residents Dan Fine and Tana Axtelle helped to treat and love these war survivors: some given up by refugees, others abandoned, many of them injured, all of them afraid. Thousands of pets and farm animals are victims of…

Edmonds residents headed for Poland to help animals displaced by war

Trapped in the Russia-Ukraine war are uncounted thousands of animals – pets lost or abandoned, farm animals and even zoo animals. Two Edmonds residents are heading to a Polish town just 30 minutes from the war zone to help veterinarians care for hundreds of those animals. In just one veterinary clinic in Przemysl, Poland, volunteer…

Vote for your top Lynnwood story in 2021

The year 2021 was a busy one in Lynnwood. We’ve included a list of major stories for the year, and now it’s your turn to vote for your top pick. (Click on the headlines at right of each box to read the story.) We’ll feature the top 10 vote-getters in an upcoming story in Lynnwood Today.

Lynnwood City Council President George Hurst announces he’s running for mayor

Promising to bring strong leadership to navigate coming changes, Lynnwood City Council President George Hurst said Monday he is running for mayor in 2021. Hurst is the second candidate to publicly announce for mayor. Fellow Councilmember Christine Frizzell said last December she would also be campaigning for the position. Current Mayor Nicola Smith, who was…

Hero’s Cafe director on a mission to help veterans in need

When the Hero’s Cafe began, it was a chance for local military veterans to meet once a month for over a cup of coffee. After three years, Director Gary Walderman has helped evolve it into a widespread support network for veterans in need. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hero’s Cafe would invite veterans to…

Community invited to celebrate Juneteenth during virtual Edmonds College event Friday

Community members are invited to attend the first Juneteenth celebration at Edmonds College on June 19, to mark the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. The event will be hosted by the college’s Equity & Inclusion, Student Services, and Finance Department and held remotely via Zoom from 2-3 p.m. To attend…

Food banks need extra support as they ramp up to meet demand fueled by COVID-19

With demand already doubling and expected to increase further as the COVID crisis deepens, local food banks – and their customers – are feeling the strain.  Now more than ever they need help from the community to support their mission to serve our neighbors in need. The Edmonds Food Bank operates out of the Edmonds United…

Counting America in 2020 — it starts with rural Alaska

As you may have heard, it is time for the countdown for the start of another decennial United States census. Our nation, including the urban areas of Alaska, begin the census count in mid-March. However, since the U.S. purchased Alaska in 1867, out of tradition and necessity, rural Alaska people are the first to be…

City honored at United Seattle Korean School’s Market Days celebration

Hundreds gathered at the former Alderwood Middle School campus last week as members of the United Seattle-Bellevue Korean School (USBKS) hosted its annual Market Days Celebration. During the Jan. 18 event, Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith received a plaque of appreciation in honor of the city’s partnership with the school, which offers enrichment programs that teach…

Community turns out to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., recognize Shirley Sutton

Community members turned out in force Monday to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the Edmonds Center for the Arts served as the venue for both a youth-oriented free morning program and a ticketed evening event that included presentation of a Beloved Community Award to former Lynnwood City Councilmember Shirley Sutton….

Lynnwood Today’s 2019 year in review: November-December

Lynnwood Today continues its look back at 2019. Part 6, November-December November On Nov. 1, Lynnwood Today reported that three South County Fire firefighters joined a Snohomish County strike team that traveled to Sonoma County, California to assist local fire agencies battle the Kincade Fires. The team was in California for two weeks. ~~~~ Four teen…

Lynnwood Today’s 2019 year in review: September-October

Lynnwood Today continues its look back at 2019. Part 5, September-October September In partnership with Sound Transit, City of Lynnwood officials broke official ground Sept. 3 at the Lynnwood Transit Center in preparation for the Lynnwood Link light rail extension project. The Lynnwood City Council and Mayor Nicola Smith were joined by the governor and members…

Lynnwood Today’s 2019 year in review: July-August

Lynnwood Today continues its look back at 2019. Part 3, July-August July On July 1, Lynnwood Today reported that on June 29 that two Lynnwood men were arrested for allegedly robbing another man at gunpoint in Mountlake Terrace. The suspects reportedly robbed the man of $2,600 in cash in the Studio 6 parking lot. ~~~~ Three Lynnwood…

Lynnwood Today’s 2019 year in review: May-June

Lynnwood Today continues its look back at 2019. Part 3, May-June May A woman was seriously injured and five people were displaced after a fire broke out May 2 at an apartment complex in the Martha Lake area. The woman closed the door as she exited, which helped prevent the fire from spreading to neighboring apartments….

New Zealand: Exploring the Land of Kiwis

Think New Zealand – do flightless kiwi birds and fuzzy-skinned kiwi fruit come to mind? You’ll find both in this amazing country… where you can experience Maori culture, hike through tree fern rain forests, kayak scenic lagoons and explore glowworm caves. New Zealand is “Down Under” – but actually not that close to Australia, its…

Lynnwood Today’s 2019 year in review: March-April

As we enter a new decade, Lynnwood Today continues its look back at 2019. Part 2, March-April March In an effort to address the area’s homelessness issue, the Lynnwood City Council discussed its options during the council’s annual summit March 4.  During the summit, the council discussed The Compassion with Boundaries program — an outreach effort aimed…

Scene in Lynnwood: Messages to military families line 208th Street

A Lynnwood man who sought the community’s help to send messages to military families this holiday season more than met his goal. Earlier this month, Patrick Crosby erected a 14-foot donated Christmas tree in his front yard that was decorated with photos of Washington state military service members who died in combat. Crosby, who chairs the…

Hundreds gather Sunday for annual Menorah Lighting ceremony

The first night of Hanukkah was observed Sunday by more than 250 people during the 8th Annual Menorah Lighting ceremony at Lynnwood City Hall. People from multiple generations sang traditional Jewish songs, such as “Chanukah, Oh Chanukah,” “Blessings for Menorah Kindling” and “Maoz Tzur,” along with the all-time favorite “I Have a Little Dreidel.” Many…

Lynnwood launches holiday season with annual tree lighting

Hundreds gathered for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting hosted by Silver Creek Family Church Saturday night to launch the holiday season in the City of Lynnwood. Attendees enjoyed free coffee, face painting and music performed by a jazz ensemble featuring members of the church’s youth program and local high school students. Food trucks were onsite…

Alderwood Middle School student wins 2019 holiday greeting card design competition

The Lynnwood Convention Center hosted its fourth annual competition for creative middle and high school students to help design the artwork for the 2019 holiday greeting card. Ghazal Mirsane, 13, from Alderwood MIddle School, was selected as the 2019 winner out of more 20 submissions from Alderwood Middle School, Lynnwood High School and Edmonds-Woodway High…

Christmas on the Paranormal Express: A holiday essay, Part 3

Here’s the third and final installment of attorney Michael W. Hall’s annual Christmas Story. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Without warning, bursting in through the sliding lounge car door, a strange incongruent couple presents themselves, dressed in either outdated or futuristic clothing (it’s hard to tell), coiffed in, if you can…