Holly House needs volunteers for Aug. 9 pickup

Holly House, a non-profit children’s holiday gift program, is in need of volunteers to help pick up a large donation from the North Shore Senior Center Garage Sale in Bothell. The pickup will be from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug.  9 at Northshore Senior Center – 10201 E Riverside Dr, Bothell. Trucks and vans…

Happening nearby: Check out Fourth of July activities in Edmonds

From a fun run/walk, to parades, to a firefighters waterball competition, to evening entertainment and fireworks, Friday is definitely jam-packed with holiday activities. Here are all the details of the day, which is sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and made possible through the support of the Hazel Miller Foundation. 5K Fourth of July fun run/walk at…

How do you honor Memorial Day?

By Michael Schindler/For Lynnwood Today Most Americans know Memorial Day to be a three-day holiday and the “unofficial” kick-off to summer. Often celebrated by family gatherings, barbecues and a sigh of relief that Monday won’t bring a painful commute, Memorial Day for many of those under the age of 40 is often confused with Veterans…

What’s open and closed on Memorial Day in Lynnwood

In honor of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the country, many public offices and services will be closed or not operating on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26: Public and Private Schools – all closed Lynnwood City Facilities – all closed except the Recreation Center, which is open under a modified schedule. The center’s Cardio/Weight Room,…

Reminder: Triton Student Veteran Association hosts Memorial Day program on Wednesday, May 21

The Triton Student Veteran Association hosts its first Memorial Day program from 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, at the Edmonds Community College’s Black Box Theatre. The presentation will feature guest speakers, including artist Michael Reagan, musical performers, a memorial wreath laying and a flag lowering ceremony.  The Black Box Theatre will open at 9:30 a.m. and…

Triton Student Veteran Association hosts Memorial Day program on Wednesday, May 21

The Triton Student Veteran Association hosts its first Memorial Day program from 10-11:30 a.m., May 21, at the Edmonds Community College’s Black Box Theatre. The presentation will feature guest speakers, including artist Michael Reagan, musical performers, a memorial wreath laying and a flag lowering ceremony.  The Black Box Theatre will open at 9:30 a.m.and event parking…

What’s open and closed in Lynnwood on MLK Day

There are some changes in store for local services and schools due to the Martin Luther King Holiday on Monday. Here is a listing of what’s open and what isn’t: Lynnwood City Facilities – all city offices and facilities closed on Monday; Lynnwood Recreation Center will be open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Go here for the…

Scene in the Sound: Polar Brrrr-ears take the plunge

Polar Bears in Puget Sound, you say? You bet — it happens every Jan. 1, and My Neighborhood News was there to commemorate the fun as hundreds gathered for the annual New Year’s Day dip at Brackett’s Landing in Edmonds.    

Reminder: Boy Scouts offering tree-cycling on Jan. 4-5

Lynnwood residents can dispose of their Christmas trees via curbside pickup or by dropping them off at two locations. Here are the dates and locations. Jan. 4, 5: Both drop off and curb pickup from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.   Boy Scout Troop 304 will be accepting trees from within city limits of Lynnwood and north…

Brrr-ing in the new year — plunge into Puget Sound

By Larry Vogel/For Lynnwood Today Scrap your other plans for New Year’s Day! Instead grab your bathing suits, towels and a warm blanket and head down to Brackett’s Landing for the seventh annual Polar Bear Plunge sponsored by the Edmonds Uplift Society. “We invite everyone to join us at 1 p.m. at Brackett’s Landing,” said…

Grab a bite of Sweet Science on Saturday, Dec. 28 at the Lynnwood Library

Children and families are invited to participate in fun experiments with candy and other yummy treats as part of the Lynnwood Library’s Winter Extravaganza – Sweet Science program on Saturday, Dec. 28. It’s a marshmallow world in the winter. Who knew science could be so sweet? The program is for children ages 5-11 and will be…

Check out ‘A Christmas Story’ movie for free on Tuesday, Dec. 24

The classic movie, A Christmas Story, will be screened for free at 7 p.m., Dec. 24 at the Edmonds Theater. The film, released in 1983, follows a boy named Ralphie who sets out to convince his parents, teacher and Santa that a B.B. gun is the perfect gift. The movie stars Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley and Melinda…

What’s open and closed in Lynnwood this week

There are plenty of disruptions and changes in store for local services and schools due to the Christmas Day holiday this week. Here is a listing of what’s open and what isn’t this week: Lynnwood City Facilities – all city offices and facilities closed on Dec. 25; Lynnwood Recreation Center will be open from 7 a.m.-3…

Nearby neighborhood named one of five best for holiday lights

The East Mountlake Terrace neighborhood centered around the 4000 – 4200 block of 227th Place Southwest was named as the fourth best in the Seattle area for viewing holiday lights and decorations by Redfin, a national real estate agency. The “Mountlake Terrace Christmas Light Display” features about 25 decorated homes, music, candy canes, a drop-off…

Lynnwood Rotary Santa Breakfast at Edmonds CC Saturday

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood is sponsoring a Santa Breakfast this Saturday, Dec. 21 at Edmonds Community College, Woodway Hall, Room 202, from 9-11 a.m. (On this EdCC Campus Map, it’s Building #6.) Cost is Kids $5, Adults $10 with kids 2 and under free. Bring a can of food for the food bank and…

Giving back: Holly House brings cheer to Edmonds School District families

Volunteers Maria Skelton-Grover and Logan Carter. The spirit of the season was in full swing on Sunday at Meadowdale Middle School, as Lynnwood-based Holly House and its merry band of volunteers brightened the holidays for hundreds of families in need. Holly House Executive director Pam Martinez, who started her annual charity event seven years ago,…

Bells of the Sound to perform Saturday, Dec. 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church

Join the Puget Sound’s premier handbell ensemble, Bells of the Sound, as they present a program of traditional and modern holiday classics at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood. Expect to hear classics, such as Blue Christmas, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, The Holly and the Ivy, and, of…