Call for volunteers: Help count Washington’s cyclists and walkers this fall

More than 72,000 bicyclists and pedestrians were counted by volunteers across Washington during a three-day survey in 2014. As another survey cycle nears, about 400 volunteers will again be needed this fall to count the number of people who ride bike or walk to their destinations. Volunteer registration is starting now. “Counting bicyclists and pedestrians…

Lynnwood’s population growing slower than Snohomish County

New population estimates released from the Washington State Office of Financial Management indicate that the City of Lynnwood is growing slower than other cities in Snohomish County. The April 1 estimate says that Lynnwood now has 36,420 residents, an increase of 390 or a 1.08 percent growth rate from 2014. This was lower than Snohomish County’s growth rate of 2.24…

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….

PAWS needs volunteers in Bird Nursery

PAWS bird nursery is filling up with hungry mouths to feed and volunteers are needed to assist at PAWS Wildlife Center. Volunteer Bird Nursery caretakers are needed to work side by side with staff providing vital care for these tiny patients around the clock. The shifts that particularly need help with are Monday, Friday and…

Community Transit sponsoring ‘Moves Moment’ video contest

Community Transit is sponsoring a “Moves Moment” video contest on Facebook as part of its “Nobody Moves Like Transit” advertising campaign. The centerpiece of the advertising campaign is a popular music video featuring riders, employees, mechanics, bus drivers, civic leaders, celebrities, students, choirs and marching bands promoting the benefits of public transportation. The video is…

City to begin work on new sewer project on Monday

The City of Lynnwood is scheduled to begin work on a new sewer lift station on Monday, July 27. Lynnwood is expanding its current sewer line capacity to meet future population growth expectations and relieve pressure to the current wastewater system. The City is adding a new lift station, Lift Station 16, which will be…

Happening nearby: Mountlake Terrace Library hosts resume workshop on Monday

If you’re looking for a job and need some help, WorkSource and the Mountlake Terrace Library can provide some assistance the next two Mondays – July 20 and 27. WorkSource will have people to critique your resume from 1-3 p.m. on July 20. Bring your resume (electronic and hard copy). This class uses Microsoft Word and you must have…

Lynnwood Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Lynnwood Police blotter. June 30 19300 block of 44th Ave. W. Narcotics. A 55-year-old man was arrested for possession of narcotics/heroin. July 2 19700 block of Highway 99. Theft. A 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy were arrested for shoplifting alcohol. Another 15-year-old boy was arrested for possession…

Transportation Benefit District Board backs away from ballot measure, for now

The Lynnwood Transportation Benefit District Board backed away from submitting a ballot measure for this fall’s General Election. The Board previously discussed a sales tax increase to fund transportation improvements and maintenance. In the end, there simply was not enough support among Boardmembers at Wednesday’s meeting to place a sales tax measure on the ballot at this time. The issue may…

Woman arrested after stabbing man at Lynnwood apartment complex

A woman who allegedly stabbed a man Thursday afternoon in Lynnwood was arrested and is in custody at the Lynnwood Jail. At about 3:15 p.m., a woman in her 40s, who was living in an apartment complex in the 6500 block of 208th St. SW., walked up to a man in his 50s, who worked at the apartment…

Lynnwood Library welcomes Comic Book Historian presentation

Which superhero do you identify with? What’s your superpower? Why are we drawn to the heroic and superhuman? Learn about popular superheroes with journalist and comic book historian T. Andrew Wahl at 7 p.m. July 16 at Lynnwood Library. Wahl’s interactive multimedia presentation engages teens and adults by exploring heroic characters from Wonder Woman to Spider-Man and…

Shakespeare in the Park returns July 15

Pack some snacks and head on down to Lynndale Park (18927 72nd Ave W, Lynnwood) for an evening of Shakespeare performed by professional theater troupes Wooden O and GreenStage. Perfect for the whole family – rain or shine – in the renovated amphitheater. The amphitheater is ADA accessible and a great place for all visitors…

Edmonds School Board considers new names for former Woodway High School campus

The former Woodway High School site could have a new name soon. The Edmonds School District Board of Directors heard a report Tuesday from Executive Director of Business and Operations Stewart Mhyre on a recent task force meeting designed to come up with three suggestions for a name. Those attending the meeting included staff, students,…

Suspect arrested in sexually motivated assaults, including Edmonds Community College case

Lynnwood Police arrested a man who confessed to several recent assaults of women, including one woman at Edmonds Community College. On Wednesday, Lynnwood Detectives interviewed a subject, who had been arrested on a misdemeanor warrant the previous day. The suspect fit the description in several recent incidents where women had been assaulted in the area of 200th…

Cooking with fresh, local produce class set for July 13 at Verdant

Room is still available in the Verdant Health Commission and Sound Dietitian’s class called “Summer Sweets: Cooking with Fresh, Local Produce” taking place from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, July 13 at the Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. This class is free, but registration is required online through Verdant’s website calendar….

Edmonds Community College hires new Executive Vice President of Instruction

Edmonds Community College has hired Charlie Crawford as its new Executive Vice President of Instruction. Crawford will be working with instructors, students, and staff to continue to strengthen instructional pathways and serve the educational needs of the community. Prior to his appointment at Edmonds, Crawford served 11 years in various dean roles at Tacoma Community College…

Transportation Benefit District Board schedules Public Hearing on Wednesday

The Lynnwood Transportation Benefit District Board will hold a Public Hearing at 7 p.m., Wednesday July 8, in the Lynnwood Council Chambers, Lynnwood Civic Center, 19100 44th Avenue West, Lynnwood. The purpose of this hearing is to accept public comments on transportation funding needs, potential funding sources and next steps for potential funding, including but…