Leadership Snohomish County invites nonprofits to submit service project proposals

Leadership Snohomish County is inviting local nonprofit organizations and businesses to submit a project proposal to become a 2021-22 LSC Community Impact Project Partner. Project proposals are due on July 23. For 24 years, Leadership Snohomish County (LSC) has used hands-on service projects as a way to connect vision and action in Snohomish County. The…

Hazel Miller Foundation announces grant awards for spring quarter 2021

The Hazel Miller Foundation announced the award of 15 grants approved by the foundation’s board of directors for spring quarter 2021. Organizations receiving the awards are as follows: Clothes For Kids plans to continue providing free school clothing to students within Snohomish County who qualify for free or reduced meals at school. This grant will…

Steven Li named Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County executive director

Steven Li has been appointed new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County. Li has served as the president of the Habitat Snohomish Board of Directors since June of 2019, and arrives with experience as an architect, a realtor and a carpenter on construction crews in other Habitat affiliates. “We are very excited…

Three local Girl Scouts mix passion, sustainability to earn Gold Star Award

Driven by passion and focused on sustainability, three local Girl Scouts have earned a Gold Award — the highest honor a Girl Scout can achieve. To earn the award, a Girl Scout must choose a problem in society, devise a solution, make it sustainable and reproducible, and have a connection beyond her local community to…

Rental assistance available through Volunteers of America Western Washington

Volunteers of America Western Washington recently made its 2021 Rental Assistance program available. Qualified Snohomish County households will be able to receive up to 12 months of rent assistance, including help with past-due rent. Households applying for rental assistance are advised to collect the following documents: rental agreement, verification of rent due, 2020 tax form…

Hazel Miller Foundation announces recipients of grant awards

The nonprofit Hazel Miller Foundationa has announced grants it has awarded to local organizations for 2020 and 2021 Over the course of the 2020 grant cycle, the foundation approved several grants including Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center: a safe home to serve children up to 18 years of age who have experienced trauma; Concern for Neighbors…

Alliance founded by Edmonds resident helps empower Afghan women, girls

Edmonds resident Lisa Herb has made it her mission to advocate for the equitable treatment of women on a global scale. In 2005, Herb founded the Alliance for International Women’s Rights (AIWR), and serves as its director. AIWR supports current and future women leaders in developing countries, with a current focus on Afghanistan. AIWR creates…

Snohomish County League of Women Voters announces winners of 2021 Democracy in Action awards

The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County on Saturday presented Democracy in Action Awards to two organizations: the 2020 Complete Count Committee led by Vanessa Gutierrez and Washington Family Engagement (WAFE) and its Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI). WAFE founder and executive director is Adie Simmons. Washington Family Engagement through its Parent Leadership Training…

Lynnwood Today 2020 year in review: July-December

As we enter the new year, Lynnwood Today continues to look back on 2020. Part 2, July-December July After 33 years in law enforcement, Lynnwood Police Chief Tom Davis announced his retirement at the end of the month. Davis came to Lynnwood in 2016 and has spent his entire professional career in law enforcement. He…

Lynnwood Today 2020 year in review: January-June

As we wrap up what is likely to be a memorable year, Lynnwood Today is looking back on 2020. Part 1, January-June January After returning from its winter recess, the Lynnwood City Council unanimously voted at its Jan. 13 business meeting to elect Councilmember Christine Frizzell as council president for the year. Councilmember Shannon Sessions…

Misha Carter joins the My Neighborhood News Network as reporter, photographer

Jeanne Misha Martinez Carter starts work today as a reporter and photographer through the My Neighborhood News Network’s new Community Journalist of Color Fellowship Program. “I want to be clear about why I created this program,” said Publisher Teresa Wippel. “The U.S. Census Bureau reports that while racial and ethnic minorities comprise almost 40 percent…

Waste Management delays yard waste pickup in parts of unincorporated Lynnwood

Yard waste services were  unavailable Monday in lower South Snohomish County, including parts of unincorporated Lynnwood, according to Waste Management. Residents who typically receive Waste Management pick-up on Mondays have been advised to leave yard waste carts at the curb until Tuesday, Aug. 25. In the event Waste Management is unable to provide pick-up services…

Sonic boom heard Wednesday night likely a meteor

A sonic boom heard Wednesday night that shook houses and set off car alarms was likely from a “completely random” meteor, according to the American Meteor Society. Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, a fireball was seen — and heard — flashing across the sky. After receiving initial reports of the incident, witnesses across multiple counties, including…

Lynnwood-based Habitat for Humanity to dedicate new home Feb. 29

Michael Huff and Vickie Redding are Lynnwood-based Habitat for Humanity‘s newest homeowners in Snohomish County. The couple will receive the keys to their new home in a public dedication ceremony this Saturday, Feb. 29 in Gold Bar. Built by Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County, this home has been under construction by the nonprofit since…

Clothes for Kids seeks winter coat donations for students in need

Clothes for Kids, which provides wardrobes for Edmonds School District students in need, is seeking donations so they can purchase warm coats for students this winter. This year, Clothes for Kids is anticipating supplying 4,000 low-income students with a warm winter coat and lightweight coat. The coats will complete the school wardrobe each student receives…

Eight professionals join Leadership Snohomish County’s Board of Directors

Leadership Snohomish County, a nonprofit committed to developing sustainable, county-specific leaders to strengthen communities, has welcomed eight new members to its Board of Directors. The candidates were approved by the current board and begin the three-year term in 2020. They are: Annie Cole Snohomish County Denise Gregory Wyatt Everett Community College Jamyang Dorjee Community Transit…

Canuck the crow is missing — and there’s a $10K reward for his return

Have you seen Canuck the crow? Bill Anderson, a local wildlife photographer, shared a message he received Thursday regarding Canuck, described as “a semi-tame wild crow that is famous on social media.” Canuck went missing on Aug. 30 from Vancouver, B.C. and there is a $10,000 reward for his safe return. According to this CBC…

Bella’s Voice seeking donations of food, supplies for homeless pets

Local non-profit pet thrift store Bella’s Voice is seeking community donations for pet food and supplies, with the goal of supporting local pet owners who are homeless. Bella’s Voice accepts pet food and pet supplies year around. Community members are invited to drop off donations during the store’s regular business hours — 9 a.m.-7 p.m….

Bella’s Voice seeking donations of food, supplies for homeless pets

Local non-profit pet thrift store Bella’s Voice is seeking community donations for pet food and supplies, with the goal of supporting local pet owners who are homeless. Bella’s Voice accepts pet food and pet supplies year around. Community members are invited to drop off donations during the store’s regular business hours — 9 a.m.-7 p.m….

Elected officials join Swedish Edmonds workers on informational picket line

An estimated 60 health care workers from Swedish-Edmonds took to the streets on Thursday to publicly air their claims, chief among them that providing the best quality care is no longer the organization’s top priority, having been replaced by executive pay, profits and expansion. The workers are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and…

With construction on the way, Sound Transit holds Lynnwood Link light rail open house

With Lynnwood Link light rail construction on the not-so-distant horizon, Sound Transit representatives held an open house last week for citizens to learn what to expect in the coming months for the Lynnwood station. The April 24 open house, held at the Lynnwood Convention Center, gave citizens the opportunity to learn the latest information about…

Clothes for Kids auction generates $122K

Clothes for Kids, which supplies school wardrobes to children in need in the Edmonds School District announced that its recent auction generated more than $122,000 after expenses to support the organization’s programs and operations. “It was a truly amazing evening and we are incredibly grateful to everyone who played a role in making it possible,”…

Swedish Edmonds earns nuclear cardiology reaccreditation

Swedish Edmonds has been granted a three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Nuclear Cardiology, the hospital announced Friday. “Nuclear Cardiology re-accreditation demonstrates our culture of a positive practice environment and excellent care is raising the bar in Snohomish County,” said Swedish Edmonds Chief Operating Officer Sarah Zabel. Cardiovascular diseases are…

City of Lynnwood eyes purchase of Rodeo Inn to house homeless families

The Lynnwood City Council at its Wednesday, Feb. 20 work session learned more about a city proposal to purchase the Rodeo Inn motel for the purpose of housing homeless students and their families in the Edmonds School District. The Rodeo Inn is located in the 20700 block of Highway 99 in Lynnwood. Mayor Nicola Smith…

Reminder: Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce to discuss culture shift at Feb. 20 luncheon

Culture shift will be the focus of the next Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce luncheon, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The meeting topic and discussion, inspired by the recent Disney Institute on Business Excellence seminar held in Lynnwood, will be facilitated by Beth Woolley of bdub relations. The meeting will run…