Sound Transit asks public to weigh in on proposed free youth fares

Sound Transit is asking for public feedback on a proposed policy change to implement free fares for passengers age 18 and younger. The Sound Transit Board is expected in July to consider a proposal to make fares free for youth. The change would be implemented by Sept. 1, 2022, before the start of the school…

Lynnwood’s Royal Impact dance team performs at annual Beyond Boundaries event

Two teens from Lynnwood High School took to the stage in Tacoma in late May to perform at foundry10’s Beyond Boundaries team showcase. High school dance teams from around the greater Seattle area choreograph their own routine for this annual event. Dance professionals also join the high schoolers on stage for exhibition pieces during the…

Lynnwood’s Somerset Village Apartments welcome new Comcast Lift Zone Lab

Thanks to a partnership between the YWCA and Comcast, families at Lynnwood’s Somerset Village Apartments now have a digital learning space to call their own. Last week, the two organizations unveiled the new Comcast Lift Zone Lab at the YWCA’s Somerset Village Apartments, which include 64 permanent housing units for families earning 60% and below…

Tubie Friends online fundraising auction to benefit children begins Thursday

Beginning Thursday, people can purchase items such as an 8-pound block of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Funko figurines, two hours of kayaking on Lake Union, a Harry Potter gift set, a “Chick Flick” gift basket, and even a unicorn encounter while donating to a charitable cause. Tubie Friends, a South Snohomish County-based nonprofit organization that helps…

Playful Learning Co-op Preschool survives pandemic through virtual preschool

Lynnwood’s Playful Learning Co-op Preschool (PLCP) survived the COVID-19 pandemic with a surprisingly successful solution: a virtual preschool. Last year, the preschool was fully remote, but families had the option of coming to the facility to use their large outdoor space if they felt comfortable doing so. This year, the PLCP is the only co-op…

Snohomish Conservation District holding annual youth art contest through Feb. 22

The Snohomish Conservation District is holding its fifth annual youth art contest. Through Feb. 22, children in grades pre-K through high school who live in Snohomish County or Camano Island can submit one piece of artwork about birds either online or by mail. Birds were chosen as the special theme for this year’s contest theme…

Lynnwood resident fixes up bikes and donates them to area kids in need

Mel Nason is committed to providing wheels to children in need. The retired Metro bus driver lives in Lynnwood and keeps busy with various part-time jobs, including being an usher at sporting events. While the work “gets me off the couch and away from the TV,” those jobs were all paused during the COVID-19 pandemic…

Online event with authors will address body positivity in youth literature

Sno-Isle Libraries will feature five contributors to the young-adult anthology, “Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories About Living Fabulously Fat,” as guests at its upcoming Aug. 18 Open Book online author event from 6:30-8 p.m. Editor Cassandra Newbould, who is from the Pacific Northwest, will be joined by contributors Catherine Adel West, Kelly deVos, Rebecca Sky…

Children’s business fair at Alderwood Mall showcases future entrepreneurs

What started as a backyard idea turned into children’s business Fair Sunday at Lynnwood’s Alderwood Mall, showcasing the unique skills of future entrepreneurs aged 6 to 15. The young vendors at the Kirkland Children’s Business Fair created a business plan and designed products that included baking goods, T-shirts, paintings, hair decorations, jewelry and crafts. More…

Students compete in Healthy Habits track and field meet

More than 250 elementary students took over Edmonds’ Civic Field for the second of three Track and Field meets sponsored by Verdant Heath Commission and the Boys and Girls Club.  Events included footraces, hurdles, relay races, javelin, shot put and more. It’s all part of the Healthy Habits program operating in seven area “Super Schools.” Each…

Too much candy? Lynnwood Kids Dentist schedules Buy Back Day on Nov. 5

Lynnwood Kids Dentist has scheduled its annual Candy Buy Back Day on Thursday, Nov. 5. Bring in your loot to Lynnwood Kids Dentist between 4-6 p.m. and receive $1 for every pound of wrapped, unopened candy. (5 pounds max per child.) All candy collected will be donated to our troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude….

Small businesses collecting Coins For Kids to benefit Clothes For Kids

Clothes For Kids is partnering with a number of local businesses to raise funds through a Coins for Kids drive. Through this kind of community support, Clothes For Kids is able to provide thousands of low-income students with school wardrobes each school year. “This fall, small businesses are stepping up to help Clothes For Kids empower…

K-6 students invited to the Great Pumpkin Race

Edmonds School District running coaches and Mountlake Terrace High School are hosting a free race for elementary students. All District students are invited to participate on Thursday, Oct. 29 with the first of three age-group races starting at 4:15 p.m. This second Annual Great Pumpkin Race will be an exciting opportunity for students to test their fitness as…

Lynnwood cross country runners compete in Hole in the Wall Invite

Several Lynnwood middle school students who attend Brier Terrace Middle School were among those who competed last weekend in the Hole in the Wall Invitational, the largest cross country invitational meet in Washington state, held last weekend at Lakewood High School. “Brier Terrace faced off against 16 other middle schools, with 100 girls and 142 boys…

Girl Scouts informational meetings scheduled for Oct. 13, 22

Parents and youth interested in the Girl Scouts program are invited to attend one of two informational meetings on Oct. 13 and Oct. 22 in Lynnwood. Troops will be formed at the two sessions. Tues: Oct 13: 6-7 p.m. at Lynnwood Fire Department, 18800 44th Ave. West, Lynnwood Thurs. Oct 22: 6:-7 PM at Trinity Lutheran…

Second round of tryouts Sunday for Maverick Boys Feeder Program basketball

The Meadowdale Maverick Boys Feeder Program 5th and 6th grade basketball teams will have a second round of tryouts on Sunday, Oct. 11 at Meadowdale High School from 2-4 p.m.. The Meadowdale Feeder Basketball Program is designed to give young players who will be attending Meadowdale High School the opportunity to play together and develop…

Help support homeless kids in the Edmonds School District

Washington Kids in Transition has plans this year to help the 181 homeless students in the Edmonds School District. The non-profit organization, which helped 125 McKinney Vento students last year, needs your help to supplement its emergency closet. The emergency closet is up and running. Among the items distributed are: Boys and girls socks Boys and girls…

Clothes For Kids hosts Open House on Wednesday

Want to know more about what Clothes For Kids does? Have you seen the “shop” first-hand? The public is invited to an Open House from 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23. This is a great way to learn about the organization’s school wardrobe program and how Clothes For Kids uses community support to make it happen. The event is…

VFW Post 8870 announces annual student essay contest

Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 is sponsoring its Annual Student Essay Contest, which is open for students residing within the Edmonds and Mukilteo School Districts. Students attending private schools or being home-schooled are eligible to enter the contest. The Youth Essay Program is for students in grades 3, 4 and 5. The essay, not to exceed…

Clothes For Kids launches Business Coin Drive; hosts Open House on Sept. 23

Clothes For Kids is launching its first annual Business Coin Drive this month. For 32 years, Clothes For Kids has been serving Snohomish County with a vision of empowering students for success one wardrobe at a time. “Clothes For Kids is 100 percent locally funded through community support,” says Joy Ingram, Development Director at the non-profit. …

Clothes For Kids to open next week for back-to-school shopping

Clothes For Kids opens Monday, Aug. 24 for its 32nd year of providing low-income students with school wardrobes. “ Our vision is to empower students for success one wardrobe at a time,” said Nancy Laird-Burris, Program Manager at Clothes For Kids. “With the school wardrobe program, we are able to operate a store-like environment that…

Vote now to help Washington Kids in Transition provide for homeless students

Washington Kids in Transition, which provides after-school snacks for homeless students in the Edmonds School District, needs your help to make it into the top three of the Safeco Make more happen contest. The Safeco Make More Happen Contest for summer began July 27 and runs through Monday, Aug. 17. The three teams with the…

Clothes for Kids conducting an underwear drive for students in need

Clothes for Kids is collecting donations of new underwear in all sizes. Donations may be dropped off at Clothes For Kids in Lynnwood (16725 52nd Ave. W.) — come around to the back of the building and ring the doorbell there. Volunteers will be available to accept donations Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.–noon….