Reminder: Second annual Lunar New Year Edmonds to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit Jan. 21

Decorative red lanterns adorn downtown Edmonds in anticipation of the second annual Lunar New Year Edmonds celebration, which will welcome the Year of the Rabbit with family-friendly festivities on Saturday, Jan. 21. This year’s festivities will include a traditional lion dance and kung fu demonstration by Master David Leong’s Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness. Lunar…

Reminder: 5th annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. set for Jan. 16 in Edmonds

Leilani Miller, executive director of Millennia Ministries, will be the featured storyteller for the When Love Changes Things fifth annual Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — Inspiring a Beloved Community in Song, Spoken Word and Dance on Monday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Edmonds Waterfront Center. For the first time, the…

Community Transit operating on regular schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

All Community Transit service, including the Zip Alderwood Shuttle, will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 16. Sound Transit buses to and from Snohomish County are also on a regular schedule Community Transit’s Customer Care is open regular hours: Call center: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. RideStore:…

Edmonds’ Campbell Auto Group brothers, Shoreline diversity and inclusion coordinator selected for 2023 Beloved Community awards

For their longstanding commitment to helping others — particularly those in underserved communities — Edmonds car dealership owners Kurt and Craig Campbell and Shoreline resident Suni Tolton have been selected as the 2023 Beloved  Community Award recipients by the Lift Every Voice Legacy (LEVL) Board of Directors. The awards will be presented during LEVL’s  5th…

Reminder: Plunge into 2023 with annual dip in Edmonds Jan. 1

Looking to make a splash in 2023? All are invited to join the Edmonds Uplift Society for its 15th Polar Bear Plunge at 1 p.m. New Year’s Day — Sunday, Jan. 1 — at Brackett’s Landing beach. The event traditionally draws several hundred people to Brackett’s Landing beach — located at the foot of Main Street just…

Community Transit, Sound Transit offering fare-free service all day New Year’s Eve

Community Transit and Sound Transit said they will provide fare-free service all day New Year’s Eve, giving passengers a safe and reliable option for their holiday travel plans. Community Transit: Ride for free, no fare collected on all services, including Zip Alderwood Shuttle All buses will be on a Saturday schedule Times vary by route….

New Year’s Eve Pajama Jammy Jam to benefit Washington Kids in Transition

Don’t feel like dressing up for New Year’s Eve, but still want to go out, for a great cause? Brigid’s Bottleshop in Edmonds is hosting a Pajama Jammy Jam from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Wear your favorite pair of PJs or loungewear while dancing, noshing and hanging out. This is also a pajama donation…

Reminder: 2022 Christmas services in South Snohomish County

Churches throughout South Snohomish County are celebrating the Christmas season this year with a full array of special services and events. Here is a listing of advent, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier. To add to the listing, send information to myedmondsnews@gmail.com. Edmonds Calvary Chapel Edmonds 8330…

Driving for the holiday? Prepare for more weather challenges

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) notes it’s been a challenging few days for drivers who’ve faced snowy, icy roads in the lowlands north of Seattle and for those crossing the Cascades. WSDOT maintenance crews have been working around the clock, treating, plowing and sanding highways, to help drivers get safely to their destination….

Hundreds turn out to celebrate Menorah lighting in Lynnwood

Hundreds braved the snow Sunday to attend the 11th annual Menorah Lighting and Celebration sponsored by Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County at Lynnwood City Hall. Rabbi Berel Paltiel of the Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County lit the 9-foot Menorah, and attendees enjoyed holiday treats, face painting, personal Menorah kits and a Hanukkah musical performance…

Reminder: Public menorah-lighting ceremony in Lynnwood Dec. 18

Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County invites all to celebrate the Festival of Lights with the 11th annual Menorah Lighting and Celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The event will feature the lighting of the 9-footMenorah, holiday treats, face painting, personal Menorah kits and a Hanukkah musical performance by…

The ‘most wonderful time of the year’ means planning for a busy holiday travel weekend

People preparing for holly jolly festivities this season should plan now for winter weather and expect delays while traveling on state highways, waterways or railways, the WAshington State Department of Transportation says. One way to help ensure holiday magic isn’t dimmed by delays is to “know before you go” by consulting the Washington State Department…

Local officers participate in Shop-with-a-Cop Friday

Law enforcement personnel from Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and the Washington State Patrol joined host Mukilteo Police Department for the Shop-with-a-Cop event at the North Point Plaza Fred Meyer on 164th Street Southwest in Lynnwood Friday night. Participants followed their assigned kids from aisle to aisle as they picked just the right toys for themselves or others….

Volunteers package Christmas bags for homeless families

Volunteers for Lynnwood-based Washington Kids in Transition (WKIT), which assists homeless families in the Edmonds School District, spent several hours Friday sorting and packing gifts for those who would otherwise go without during the holidays. The gifts — include toys, books and clothing — were received from a variety of donors, including local giving tree…

Sponsor spotlight: One-of-a-kind gifts

At times it is difficult to find that special holiday gift. With so many options and crowded stores, how can you share something that is unique? You can always try a different approach, one that saves you from mall shopping or online ordering deadlines. Estate sales offer a great opportunity to give items that can…

Snohomish PUD to host holiday light exchange, bazaar Dec. 9 in Everett

Snohomish County PUD is hosting a holiday light exchange and craft bazaar at its headquarters in downtown Everett on Friday, Dec. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Helping Hands Holiday Bazaar will be located in the lobby and the lighting exchange will be outside in front of the building’s south entrance. The PUD’s…

Reminder: Cascade Symphony’s ‘Holiday Pops’ concerts in Edmonds Dec. 11-12

The musical works of Johann Strauss II, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, George Gershwin and other legendary composers will be featured when the Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) — under the direction of maestro Michael Miropolsky — presents its two annual “Holiday Pops” concerts on Sunday, Dec. 11 and Monday, Dec. 12. Both performances will begin at 7:30…

Seattle Children’s Chorus performing winter concert in Lynnwood Dec. 10

The Seattle Children’s Chorus is coming to Lynnwood on Saturday, Dec. 10, to perform its winter concert in two parts. At 11 a.m. the younger children will perform Brio, Intermezzo and Lifted! During the 2 p.m. performance, the older children will perform Arioso, Coro Vivo and Camerata. The winter concert celebrates beginnings: the birth of…

Gesa Credit Union hosting Stock-the-Sock Holiday Toy Drive

Gesa Credit Union is partnering with Local Heroes groups across Washington for its 7th annual Stock-the-Sock Holiday Toy Drive. From now until Dec. 19, community members are encouraged to donate toys in the oversized holiday stockings found at every Gesa branch. All donations will be donated to Local Hero initiatives across the state. Examples of…