Health District seeking input on vaping in public places

A preliminary comment period has officially opened for Snohomish County residents to provide input on a potential new policy that would prohibit vaping in public places. E-cigarettes and vaping products are not regulated the same way cigarettes are. This leads to public health concerns about potential exposure to the unknown mixture of chemicals in the…

Verdant and City of Lynnwood offering summer walking programs

The Verdant Health Commission and the City of Lynnwood are partnering to get people walking outdoors this summer with a statewide non-profit, Feet First. The goal is to not only get people active, but also to promote walkable communities, by leading group walks that connect and inspire the community. The next community walk is scheduled for 6…

Edmonds Community College Foundation launches new Alumni Association

The Edmonds Community College Foundation has launched a new Alumni Association. Graduates are invited to join the Edmonds CC Alumni Association to enjoy member benefits, attend exclusive networking opportunities, and keep connected with the campus at large. Introductory membership rates are as low as $15 for new graduates. This minimum commitment ensures your continued campus connection…

Welcome to new sponsor Lynnwood Rotary Rummage Sale

Lynnwood Today is pleased to welcome new sponsor the Lynnwood Rotary Club, which is hosting its annual rummage sale this Saturday, July 11 at Meadowdale High Schoo The rummage sale runs from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Meadowdale High School. The preview night will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 10. A $2 entry fee…

Candidates’ Forum set for Wednesday, July 22 at Lynnwood Library

Candidates running for Lynnwood City Council, Snohomish County Executive and Snohomish County Council are scheduled to appear at a Candidates’ Forum at 6:30 p.m, Wednesday, July 22 at the Lynnwood Library. The forum is presented by the League of Women Voters, Sno-Isle Libraries, American Association of University Women and Snohomish County Elections. Voters may have…

Edmonds School District Board hosts Public Hearing on 2015-16 budget on Tuesday

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors will be hosting a Public Hearing on the 2015-16 budget on Tuesday, July 7. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the Educational Services Center, 20420 68th Ave W. in Lynnwood. The district previously held four budget meetings at each of the district’s four high schools. Information on the latest…

City Council to hear about City Hall Improvement Project at Monday’s meeting

The Lynnwood City Council is scheduled to hear about the City Hall Improvement Project during Monday’s work session/meeting. In 2014, the Public Works Department identified the need to update the entry walkway leading to City Hall to address safety issues related to the existing brick pathway. In an effort to consider the City’s brand platform…

Animales Vivos tour coming to One Eyed Jack’s on July 24

Immaculate Flave & Flaveworld presents the Animales Vivo Tour, featuring bands Black Gravity, Great Pacific and Actionesse, on July 24 at One Eyed Jack’s in Lynnwood.The night includes high energy music ranging from proto punk to alt rock to power pop with surprises in between. The show starts at 9 p.m. One Eyed Jack’s is located at 14019 Highway 99 in Lynnwood….

Heatwave triggers blood shortage, donations needed

Bloodworks Northwest has issued an urgent appeal for donors after collections began to dip sharply as a result of the mounting heat wave and reduced collections caused by summer vacations. The not-for-profit organization formerly known as the Puget Sound Blood Center has a donor center located in Lynnwood at 19723 Highway 99, Suite F (425-412-1000)….

Sound Transit plans for November 2016 ballot measure

Sound Transit Board leaders announced the agency will move forward with sending a Sound Transit 3 ballot measure to regional voters in November 2016 during a news conference earlier this week. The measure can move forward following this week’s adoption by the Legislature of a transportation package with the full ST3 revenue authority requested by the Sound Transit…

Snohomish Health District makes service changes

Looking at client feedback and usage rates, as well as a variety of changes in the community, the Snohomish Health District has started making adjustments to current operations. As of July 1, the immunization and travel services clinics are now closed permanently. Starting on Monday, the Women-Infant-Children (WIC) and First Steps clinics will have new…

Lynnwood Police assist in arrest of shirtless burglar

Edmonds police, with assistance from Lynnwood Police and Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office K9 units, were able to arrest a shirtless burglary suspect from Bellevue after cornering him in a storage shed Friday morning. A homeowner in the 18400 block of Homeview Drive called 911 around 7:30 a.m. stating that a man with no shirt on…

Lynnwood woman injured in three-car accident allegedly caused by impaired driver

A 34-year-old Bothell woman was allegedly driving under the influence when she was involved in a three-car accident on State Route 525 in Lynnwood on Thursday, July 2, according to the Washington State Patrol. The woman was driving southbound on the SR 525 on-ramp from Highway 99 around 6 p.m. when she lost control of her…

Happening nearby: Friends, family seek missing Shoreline man

Missing Shoreline student Michael Sutherland was last seen on Friday night at his home, according to our friends at Shoreline Area News. He did not bring his ID, debit cards or wallet with him. His phone has been off/inactive since Friday night also around midnight. Reports from the community, all of which are unconfirmed, report…

Happening nearby: Edmonds hosts Independence Day activities

The following is a schedule of events for those planning to celebrate the Independence Day Holiday in Edmonds. July 4th Schedule of Events: 10 a.m. Beat Brackett 5K (Starting at City Park, 3rd Avenue South and Walnut Street) 11:30 a.m. Children’s Parade (Starting at 5th Avenue South and Walnut Street) Noon Main Parade (Starting at…

Edmonds School District teacher working on sequel to best-selling fantasy novel

For many teachers, summer is a time for rest and relaxation and a chance to spend more time with their families. Mountlake Terrace High School English teacher Stephen Merlino hopes to do all of that this summer, but he also is hard at work. Last winter, Merlino published his first fantasy book, The Jack of Souls,…

Holly House’s Executive Director named ‘Hometown Hero’

Holly House Executive Director Pam Martinez was the recipient of the KIRO Radio 97.3 FM Hometown Hero Award for June. Nominations are received from community members to recognize an exceptional citizen in the local community who has impacted and inspired others. The following is from KIRO’s Hometown Heroes page: Pam Martinez of Lynnwood learned many children in her…

Reminder: Fireworks no longer legal in Lynnwood

City officials would like to remind Lynnwood residents that discharging fireworks, even the ‘safe and sane’ variety, is no longer legal in Lynnwood city limits. In addition to being illegal, this year’s unusually dry weather conditions make fireworks extremely dangerous, even a small spark could ignite a fire. The Lynnwood Fire Department and other local…

Former Edmonds Community College math instructor Barbara Maly passes away

Barbara Maly, a long-time mathematics educator and liberal arts champion at Edmonds Community College, died from an aggressive cancer while surrounded by friends at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue on June 4. Born in 1945 in Troy, New York, where she lived with her family until she entered Smith College in Massachusetts in 1963, Barbara moved…