No 4th of July show in Lynnwood could mean bigger crowds in Edmonds

Lynnwood’s annual 4th of July fireworks show was cut for the second year in a row due to the budget crunch. If last year is any indication, that will mean more residents will head to Edmonds to catch the fireworks. The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the show, estimates there were up to…

Lynnwood Lights canceled due to budget cuts

The city’s Parks and Recreation staff are getting a lot of calls lately from residents asking about Lynnwood Lights. The annual celebration is usually held the first week of December. It was decided earlier this year to cancel this year’s event due to budget cuts. It’s unclear how much the move will save, but a…

Halloween Spooktacular at Alderwood Mall

Here’s a fun daytime activity for the kids on Halloween. Alderwood Mall is having a Fall Festival and Halloween Spooktacular. It starts at 1 p.m. in the play area. There will be arts and crafts, face painting and balloon sculptures. Get a pear from USA Pears or a free trick-or-treat bag while supplies last. Radio…

After several delays, Haunted House opened Wednesday night

After nearly three weeks of delays, the Haunted House sponsored by KISS 106.1 opened Wednesday night. The spooky attraction near the corner of 196th& Highway 99 was scheduled to open Oct. 7, but the company that built it ran into some problems with the permitting process. It’s being housed in the former Lynnwood 4 Theater….

Halloween party for less fortunate children this Thursday

Operation Warm and Ready will be hosting a Halloween party on Thursday for less fortunate kids in the area. It’s being sponsored by Lynnwood Rotary, The Family Center of South Snohomish County, Housing Authority of Snohomish County and Whispering Pines. There will be games, treats and glow sticks. Free children’s winter coats, hats, bike helments,…

Halloween mega-store opens next week

With almost two months before Halloween, a huge costume store is getting ready to open. Spirit Halloween is setting up shop in the former G.I. Joe’s store near 196th and Highway 99. It’s slated to open Wednesday, Sept. 8. New costumes for 2010 include Lady Gaga, characters from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Avatar,…

Fireworks banned from Edmonds School District property

The Edmonds School District has sent out a warning that fireworks are not allowed on school property. Fireworks are banned from the cities of Brier, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace, and Woodway, and while the city of Lynnwood and unincorporated Snohomish County allow limited use on July 4 only, fireworks are still not allowed on district property within Lynnwood…

Fireworks sales begin today in Lynnwood

Fireworks go on sale in Lynnwood today. It’s one of the only cities in south Snohomish County in which fireworks are legal. They’re also allowed in Brier and Bothell, but they are banned in Edmonds, Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo and Everett. They are legal in unincorporated parts of the county. Fireworks can be set-off within…

No Fourth of July fireworks show in Lynnwood could mean a larger crowd in Edmonds

Edmonds is predicting a larger than usual crowd for its annual Fourth of July festivities, in part because Lynnwood eliminated its own fireworks display. Back in March, the Lynnwood City Council decided not to host a Fourth of July event because of the city’s financial crunch. It was estimated to cost around $22,000. (Lynnwood’s fireworks…

VFW hosts Memorial Day observance at Veterans Park

In November 2006, Spc. Jordan William Hess was wounded when a roadside bomb detonated near his tank while on combat patrol in Iraq. After fighting to stay alive for 19 days, the 26-year-old from Marysville died Dec. 5 at a military hospital in Texas. Today, his mother spoke at a Memorial Day service at Veterans…

Memorial Day events in Lynnwood

Sunday, May 30 The VFW Post 1040 will be hosting a Memorial Day celebration at Veterans Park (44th Ave. W. and Veterans Way) from 11 – 11:30 a.m. This year’s speakers include Tammy Hess, a Gold Star mother, and Capt. Gerkin from the Washington National Guard. The Northwest Junior Pipe Band will be performing. Continue…

Easter fun around Lynnwood

Among the many family Easter events around Lynnwood was the egg hunt and fair at Canyon Creek Church on Ash Way. Hundreds of kids had fun searching for candy-filled eggs, playing on the bouncy houses and inflatable slide, petting the real rabbits and chicks and meeting the Easter Bunny. Check out more photos on our…

Easter church services around Lynnwood

All of the Lynnwood churches below have Easter Sunday services, and some have services and egg hunts on Saturday. Click the links for more details. Alderwood Community Church 3403 Alderwood Mall Blvd. Saint Thomas More Parish 6511 176th St. SW

A soggy Flashlight Egg Hunt in Lynnwood

Mother Nature played a little April Fool’s Day joke on the kids at Thursday night’s Flashlight Egg Hunt at Wilcox Park. The forecast called for chilly and  dry weather. But about halfway into the event the clouds dumped buckets of rain for several minutes.

No rain expected for tonight's Flashlight Egg Hunt in Lynnwood

It should be dry but chilly for tonight’s Flashlight Egg Hunt at Wilcox Park (5215 196th St SW) in Lynnwood. The forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid-40s with mostly cloudy skies. The event gets under way at 6:30 p.m. Kids in grades K through 6th are invited for field games and activities, inflatable…

No rain expected for tonight’s Flashlight Egg Hunt in Lynnwood

It should be dry but chilly for tonight’s Flashlight Egg Hunt at Wilcox Park (5215 196th St SW) in Lynnwood. The forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid-40s with mostly cloudy skies. The event gets under way at 6:30 p.m. Kids in grades K through 6th are invited for field games and activities, inflatable…