Fireworks banned in Southwest Snohomish County

As July 4th approaches, a reminder that fireworks use is banned year-round in southwest Snohomish County. This includes: Unincorporated communities in southwest Snohomish County City of Brier City of Edmonds City of Lynnwood City of Mountlake Terrace Town of Woodway. Professional public fireworks shows are allowed in compliance with local regulations, requirements, and the proper permit….

Juneteenth event celebrates freedom and fathers at Esperance Park

About 150 people gathered at Esperance Park Sunday to celebrate the newest federal holiday, Juneteenth. Juneteeth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved people that the Civil War was over, and that they were free. The Edmonds-based Lift Every Voice Legacy, led by Donnie Griffin, observed the day with…

Reminder: Economic Alliance’s Garry Clark to speak at Juneteenth celebration June 19

Garry Clark, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, will deliver a “Juneteenth Kind of Father’s Day” spoken word presentation at the Lift Every Voice Legacy’s (LEVL) second annual Juneteenth Festival of Freedom June 19 at Esperance Park, 7830 222nd St. S.W. Free food, outdoor games, face painting. and arts and craft…

Lynnwood honors the fallen on Memorial Day

Community members and veterans gathered at Lynnwood’s Veterans Park Monday morning for the city’s annual Memorial Day tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their country. In welcoming attendees, Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell stressed that the city would remain “a veteran and service personnel-supported city that honors the service and sacrifice of…

Save the date: A Juneteenth Kind of Father’s Day at Esperance Park June 19

After celebrating Juneteenth virtually in 2021 due to COVID restrictions, Lift Every Voice Legacy (LEVL) is hosting — along with regional partners from South Snohomish and North King counties — its first in-person Juneteenth Kind of Father’s Day Picnic on Sunday, June 19 at Esperance Park. The event marks  the second year LEVL has organized its Juneteenth…

Reminder: Memorial Day ceremony planned in Lynnwood May 30

Lynnwood American Legion Post 37 and Lynnwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 are hosting a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30 that includes music, laying of a wreath and a rifle salute. The ceremony will be at Veterans Park, 44th Avenue West and Veterans Way, Lynnwood.  

Edmonds College to host 9th annual Memorial Day Ceremony May 26

Edmonds College will host its ninth annual Memorial Day Ceremony both in person and virtually on Thursday, May 26. The public ceremony will start at 2 p.m. at the college’s Black Box Theatre, followed by a parade of veterans to the Boots to Books Monument at 2:45 p.m. “We are very proud to host our…

Reminder: Lynnwood churches hosting Easter egg hunts this weekend

Two churches in Lynnwood are hosting Easter egg hunts this weekend, and everyone is invited. Silver Creek Family Church is hiding 10,000 candy-filled eggs in its back field this Saturday, April 16, at 10 a.m., and children are urged to come find as many as possible. From 10 a.m. to noon, groups of 10-15 children…

Silver Creek Family Church hiding 10,000 eggs for annual Easter Egg Hunt

Lynnwood’s Silver Creek Family Church is hiding 10,000 candy-filled eggs in its back field this Saturday, April 16, at 10 a.m., and every child in the community is welcome to come find as many as possible. From 10 a.m. to noon, groups of 10-15 children will take turns searching for the hidden treats. The first…

Holy Week and Easter services at Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church has announced its Holy Week and Easter services the week of April 10-17. Palm Sunday, April 10, at 10 a.m. Worship with palm procession Maundy Thursday, April 14, 6:30 p.m. Good Friday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. Easter Day, April 17 at 10 a.m. Worship with special music from brass and choir. For more information,…

Community Transit to operate regular service on President’s Day

All Community Transit service and Sound Transit buses to and from Snohomish County will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Presidents’ Day, Monday Feb. 21. All Community Transit bus service: Regular schedule Sound Transit buses to/from Snohomish County: Regular schedule Customer Care phone lines and RideStore: Closed Route schedules are available at www.communitytransit.org/Schedules.

Valentine’s Day DIY: Cake pops

Still haven’t figured out the perfect Valentine’s treat to make your loved one that’s a little more unique than chocolate-covered strawberries? This fool-proof cake pop recipe is sure to impress on this upcoming holiday. What you’ll need: 1 box of moist cake mix, any flavor (and all ingredients needed to bake) 1 tsp vanilla extract…

Local florist prepares for Valentine’s Day rush

Buying a bouquet for your special someone on Valentine’s Day may be a last-moment decision, but florists at Lynnwood’s Stadium Flowers have been planning for the occasion since before Christmas. Stadium Flowers Manager Patty MacPherson has been working nonstop to make sure everything is running smoothly for the big day. It’s the busiest day of…

DIY Valentine’s Day treats: Chocolate-covered strawberries

Valentine’s Day: the day of love … and chocolate. And what better way to spend it than with someone special … and some homemade chocolate-covered strawberries? Here are some tips and tricks for making these treats, which are sure to make hearts melt. First: Buy high-quality chocolate. While it may be tempting to grab the…

Lynnwood Convention Center chef shares sweet Valentine’s Day recipe

Looking for a tasty treat to make this Valentine’s Day? The Lynnwood Convention Center’s Chef Michael Felsenstein recently released a recipe for his favorite festive dessert. Valentine’s Double Chocolate Bark only needs three ingredients and takes about an hour to make. What you’ll need: 4 oz white chocolate, chopped 8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped Sprinkles,…

First Lunar New Year Edmonds celebration Jan. 29 to welcome the Year of the Tiger

The first-ever Lunar New Year Edmonds celebration will welcome the Year of the Tiger with a day full of family-friendly festivities on Saturday, Jan. 29. Events include a traditional lion dance performance and kung fu demonstration in two locations. The lion dance and Master David Leong’s Northwest Kung Fu will perform at 10:30 a.m. at…

Volunteers celebrate MLK Day cleaning Scriber Lake Park

Dozens of volunteers gathered Monday morning to clean up the Scriber Lake Park for the fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Lynnwood. More than 75 community members of all ages turned out to clear invasive species, picked up trash and planted native trees in the park, located at 5601 198th St….

Co-founder of Millennia Ministries, Concern for Neighbors Food Bank to be honored during Dr. King Tribute event Jan. 17

Edmonds resident Leilani Miller, executive director of Millennia Ministries in Everett, and Mountlake Terrace Concern for Neighbors Food Bank have been selected as the 2022 recipients of the Lift Every Voice Legacy Beloved Community Awards for advancing values that lift the standard of well-being among marginalized citizens throughout Snohomish County. The awards will be presented by the…

Reminder: 4th annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. in Edmonds Jan. 17

Join the Lift Every Voice Legacy (LEVL) for its fourth annual tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. This year’s program, “If I Can Help Somebody,” features Sean Goode, executive director of Choose 180, a restorative justice non-profit in King County, as…

Reminder: Want to welcome 2022 with a splash? Polar Bear Plunge Jan. 1

Here’s a memorable way to bring in the New Year. The Edmonds Uplift Society is hosting its 15th Polar Bear Plunge at Edmonds Brackett’s Landing beach, 1 p.m. at the foot of Main Street — just north of the Edmonds-Kingston ferry terminal — and all are invited to participate. The event traditionally draws several hundred…

Troopers to join other western states in New Year’s Eve traffic safety patrols

The Washington State Patrol will join 10 other western states law enforcement agencies in conducting emphasis patrols over the New Year’s Holiday. The Western States Traffic Safety Coalition will initiate a special effort this New Year’s Eve to ensure dangerous driver behaviors don’t result in the senseless loss of life and injury due to collisions…

Reminder: Regional transit agencies partnering to offer fare-free rides on New Year’s Eve

Riders can travel without paying fare on Community Transit, King County Metro, Sound Transit, Pierce Transit and Seattle Streetcar as part of their New Year’s Eve celebrations. Masks are required on transit vehicles and while waiting for transit service. Community Transit: Buses will operate on holiday schedules. For New Year’s Eve, buses and DART service will…

Just in time for the holidays, recycling tips from Republic Services

Republic Services, which provides waste collection and recycling services for many Lynnwood and Edmonds residents, offers the following tips for recycling during the holiday season. There may be more boxes and more food than the rest the year, but the same recycling rules apply: First, know what to throw You can recycle: -Paper -Cardboard -Metal…

Community Transit Christmas, New Year’s Day service schedule

Community Transit will operate a Sunday bus schedule on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and a Saturday schedule on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Friday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and Friday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) Snohomish County local bus, Swift and DART service: Sunday schedule No Community Transit bus service to Seattle…