Police looking for suspect in assault of Lynnwood Subway employee

Lynnwood police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who allegedly assaulted a Subway sandwich shop employee in the 19700 block of 44th Avenue West on Sept. 17. According to Lynnwood police spokesman Sgt. Sean Doty, the suspect — described as an African American male in his late-20s to early-30s — had…

Why Celebrate Our Schools? For Community, Family, Health

At the Foundation for Edmonds School District, we had the chance to visit with Tamara Littlejohn, a teacher and parent here in the Edmonds School District about why she participates in the Foundation’s Celebrate Schools 5K Run/Walk each year with her family. You might just recognize Tamara from her fun-filled costume and huge race-day smile…

Sponsor Spotlight: Join the Fun, Form a Team and Celebrate Schools

Help us Celebrate Schools on October 6 at the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s 10th Annual Celebrate Schools Monster Mad Dash 5K brought to you by Virginia Mason and presented by the City of Lynnwood and Alderwood Mall. Make our Mad Dash a success by putting together a team and raising money for our schools!…

Local teens make a splash at 2018 Fire Camp

Thirty-five teens from across Snohomish County are getting the rare opportunity to spend this week immersing themselves (often literally) in the world of firefighting, thanks to South Snohomish Fire’s annual Kids Fire Camp program. Administered through Lynnwood Parks and Recreation, the camp itself is run and staffed by South County fire fighters, all of whom…

A warm welcome to summer intern Mardy Harding

It’s our pleasure to welcome new intern Martha “Mardy” Harding to Lynnwood Today. A student at the University of San Francisco, Harding graduated from Nathan Hale High School and lives in Seattle. But she says she has “spent nearly every Christmas I can remember in Edmonds with my grandmother (and Edmonds Historical Museum Board President)…

170 households without power following utility pole mishap near Edmonds CC

A piece of construction equipment backing into a utility pole at the corner of 210th Street Southwest and 72nd Avenue West caused a power outage just south of Edmonds Community College Friday afternoon, leaving 170 households without power, according to Snohomish County PUD. PUD spokesman Neil Neroutsos said that the outage occurred at 2:11 p.m….

Man stabbed at Martha Lake Park early Wednesday morning

A 38 year-old man was transported to Harborview Regional Medical Center with serious but not life-threatening wounds after being stabbed in the chest at Martha Lake Park early Wednesday morning. Shari Ireton of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said that the victim walked into a store in the 1200 block of 164th Street Southwest around 2:40 a.m. Wednesday…

School district meal debt erased, full-sized meals for all during 2017-2018 school year

Thanks to the response from community members, the Edmonds School District was able to erase its school lunch debt. Lynnwood Today reported less than two weeks ago that the Edmonds School District’s food and nutrition services department had a debt of $6,936.13, accumulated from students receiving meals when they did not have the proper funds in…

Barbara Crawford celebrates 100th birthday at Aegis of Lynnwood

A resident at Aegis of Lynnwood celebrated her 100th birthday last week. Barbara Crawford was born Feb. 25, 1917 in Colorado. She spent most of her adult life living in American Indian Nations ranging from New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming and eastern Washington. She eventually moved to Spokane. Crawford moved to Aegis of Lynnwood, 18700 44th Ave. W.,…

Fungus found on bat likely came from eastern United States

The fungus on a bat found in North Bend earlier this year and diagnosed with white-nose syndrome likely came from the eastern United States. According to a report by the U.S. Geological Survey released Wednesday morning, the DNA of the fungus has been sequenced and compared to samples from the eastern United States and other samples…

Passenger bays will close at Lynnwood Transit Center starting Aug. 1

If you take a bus out of the Lynnwood Transit Center, your route could be relocated to a new bay starting Aug. 1 as the passenger bays are repainted. Work is expected to last approximately two months. The A Bays will be the first to be painted, which is expected to take two weeks, though it…

Reminder: Weekend closure planned on ramp from SB I-5 to SB I-405

The ramp from southbound I-5 to southbound I-405 will close on Saturday night so crews can install a high-friction coating to the ramp. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, the high-friction surface treatment is a process that attaches sand-like aggregate to the roadway using industrial-strength glue. This creates a grittier road surface, giving…

New website to help family members searching for unclaimed or unidentified remains

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner launched a new website Wednesday to assist in identifying unclaimed or unidentified remains. For those who are searching for missing family members, it may provide a resource for—and ultimately a resolution to—their uncertainty. “We know the anguish that a family feels when a loved one is missing. We hope that…

Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association receives $1,716 grant from county

The Lynnwood-Alderwood Manor Heritage Association (LAMHA) won a $1,716 grant from Snohomish County. Seven projects received a total of $32,927 in funds from the county’s Economic and Cultural Development Department. “Money is awarded from recording fees collected by the Snohomish County Auditor,” said Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive. “The allocation of these fees are for projects…

Lynnwood, Edmonds residents among VFW District 1 officers installed

Newly elected officers for the VFW and its Auxiliary were installed at the VFW District 1 meeting last month. Those elected will serve a year-long term of duty. There are eight VFW Posts in District 1, which covers all of Snohomish County. Auxiliary officers were installed by Louise French, who is a member of the…

Construction work on I-405 could cause weekend delays

Work on the I-405 Bellevue to Lynnwood widening and express toll lane project could mean delays for nighttime and early morning drivers in Bellevue and Kirkland this weekend. Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close several I-405 lanes and ramps Saturday night, between Northeast 6th Street and Northeast 128th Street….

Bloodworks Northwest calling for A- and O- donors

Bloodworks Northwest, a blood donation organization, posted on its website and Facebook page that its supplies of A- and O- blood have reached critical levels due to heavy usage. Bloodworks Northwest has a donation center in Lynnwood, located at 19723 Highway 99, Suite F. Click here to schedule a donation appointment.

Mayor asks governor to veto state budget item that could cost city $55,515

Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith has asked Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to veto a section of the proposed state operating budget that could cost the city more than $55,000. At issue is the money that Lynnwood  — along with 43 other cities, including Edmonds, and two fire districts —  annually receives to offset some of the costs…

Happening nearby: Sounder train service canceled at least through Tuesday due to mudslide

Everett-Seattle Sounder commuter train service has been canceled through at least Tuesday afternoon due to a mudslide that occurred just south of Everett early Monday morning. Sound Transit is providing special buses with direct service to/from Northline Sounder stations in addition to local bus service. You can get more information here. Sound Transit will continue…

Ecology Youth Corps hiring teens for summer jobs in Snohomish County

The Washington Department of Ecology’s Northwest Regional Office plans to hire 70 teenagers across Northwest Washington this summer as part of the Ecology Youth Corps. Teens chosen for the program will be assigned to one of six crews based in King, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties. Ecology Youth Corps crews picked up 1.1 million pounds…

Group Health seeks volunteers to support hospice patients

Group Health’s Hospice Program seeks volunteers in Snohomish County to offer support and services to patients and their caregivers. Volunteers participate in many services. They may stay with a patient so a caregiver can take a break, visit with patients, read to patients, run errands or help with transportation to medical appointments. Volunteers must be…

Community Transit expansions planned starting in 2016

Community Transit is planning to expand operations in Snohomish County between now and 2021. Community Transit’s Draft 2016-2021 Transit Development Plan calls for purchasing 167 buses and expanding transit operations by 40 percent over the next six years. The agency will then need to hire about 200 more employees, increasing the workforce by 25 percent. A…

Happening nearby: University Link light rail station opens March 19

Sound Transit posted notice of a tailgate party coming March 19 to celebrate the opening of the University of Washington Station on the University Link light rail. Events include light rail running to a street festival at Capitol Hill Station, and the chance to get a golden ticket for an inaugural ride. More details can…