Lynnwood teen supports foster kids with Eagle Scout project

Skyler MacKay was just four days old when he entered the foster care system. Adopted into an unsafe home, he spent five years there before going back into foster care at the age of 6. That’s when Lisa MacKay took him in, eventually adopting Skyler. Now her 14-year-old son is using his childhood experience to…

Short story contest for budding horror enthusiasts open now

Have a budding horror enthusiast in your house? Get them a pen and paper and have them enter the free Stinetinglers Scary Story Writing Contest. For kids ages 8-12 who love scary things, the short story contest is open from Oct. 1-31. Each story must be between 1,000-1,500 words. In addition, the story must have…

Enjoy LEGO brick building at Lynnwood Library Oct. 13

The Lynnwood Library is inviting all children ages 6 and up to join in a LEGO brick-building hour. On Thursday, Oct. 13 from 4:30-5:30 p.m., the library will provide LEGO blocks for kids to showcase their creativity. Kids are welcome to stop by at anytime during the 60-minute activity session for some fun and snacks….

Participants get a kick out of Edmonds Schools Foundation fundraiser

Nearly 1,200 kids and adults gathered at College Place Middle School School Saturday morning for the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s 14th annual Celebrate Schools 5K and its inaugural Futsal Tournament. Approximately 1,100 runners and 90 futsal players — a game like soccer, only with fewer players — participated Saturday morning. All funds raised from the…

Youth ride free on Washington State Ferries starting Oct. 1

Starting Saturday, Oct. 1, youth 18 and younger will board Washington State Ferries for free as a result of this year’s Move Ahead Washington transportation package. The law directs transit agencies to provide free fares for passengers 18 and under across the state. The legislation applies only to youth riding as a passenger in a…

Everything you need to know about the 2022 Evergreen State Fair

The 2022 Evergreen State Fair is now open in Monroe, with both new and returning vendors, carnival rides, animal barns, displays and exhibits and entertainment. According to a Snohomish County press release, this year’s theme “The Show Must Go On” is about carrying on fair traditions even with so many unknowns. Fair dates:  Aug. 25-30…

Kids life jacket giveaway added to Aug. 18 Lynnwood Fire Camp

South County Fire and Safe Kids Snohomish County, in partnership with Seattle Children’s, will be giving away 100 life jackets for children at the Lynnwood Kids Fire Camp on Aug. 18, starting at 6 p.m., at Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave. W. Fittings are required and the child must be present to receive a free life…

Free South County Fire kids camps Aug. 18 in Edmonds, Lynnwood

South County Fire is hosting two free Kids Fire Camps on Aug. 18 with fun safety activities for the whole family: – Edmonds Fire Camp, 1-2 p.m., downtown fire station 17, 275 6th Ave. N. – Lynnwood Fire Camp, 6-7 p.m., Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave. W. (before Sandlot Cinemas in the Park). Kids can…

South County Fire sponsoring free kids camps

South County Fire is hosting three free Kids Fire Camps in August with fun safety activities for the whole family. Kids ages 3 and up can participate in a firefighter challenge obstacle course, relay races and tours of the fire engine and medic unit. To participate, drop by one of the following camps (no registration…

Youth Book Café at Lynnwood Library July 28

The Lynnwood Library is hosting a Youth Book Café this Thursday, July 28, during which kids can talk with staff and other kids about books, eat snacks and participate in activities. The event has been sponsored by an anonymous donor, so every participant under the age of 18 can take home two books of their…

Annual Mouse Meet at Lynnwood Convention Center July 30

The Lynnwood Convention Center is hosting the 12th annual Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet this Saturday, July 30. The Mouse Meet, known as the best unofficial Disney fan event in the world, celebrates all things Disney. Disney guest speakers, Disneyana Vendors, themed photo opps, interactive games, themed food, Disney authors and much more will be offered…

Reminder: Brazilian children’s author Ana Siqueira at Lynnwood Library July 25

The Lynnwood Library is hosting a Meet the Author event with Brazilian award-winning children’s author Ana Siqueira. Siqueira will read her published picture book, Bella’s Recipe for Success, for the audience and talk about her upcoming picture book, If Your Babysitter is a Bruja. She will also answer children’s questions about writing and being an…

PAWS Preteen Workshop helps kids learn how to care for animals

Lynnwood’s Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is hosting preteen pop-up workshops every Thursday until August 25. PAWS Preteen Workshops are a community of preteens aged 9-12 dedicated to improving the lives of animals both at the animal shelter and in the community. At these events, attendees will develop a deeper understanding of animal welfare, complete…

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…