Scene nearby: The Bon Marche marches on

The old Bon Marche building (aka, Bon Macy’s, aka, Macy’s) is slowly being demolished at Northgate Mall. Northgate Mall will be transformed within a couple of years as an NHL training center, and an office/residential complex. — Top photo courtesy Google Maps/Bottom photo by David Carlos

Snohomish County Sea Hawkers raise funds for Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America is the latest fundraiser for the Snohomish County Sea Hawkers — a chapter of the Seattle Seahawks Sea Hawkers Booster Club. Last week the club stood outside the 172nd Street and Highway 99 Walmart to collect donations for the event, which will place wreaths on the graves of veterans at Seattle’s Evergreen…

Lynnwood Rotary marks World Polio Day

Oct. 24 marked World Polio Day which celebrates the near eradication of polio — a debilitating and sometimes deadly disease that has ravaged many parts of the world. At the Lynnwood Rotary Club gathering Oct. 24, Lynnwood Rotary Club member Gary Nelson — a polio survivor himself — shared a presentation of the role Rotary…

Aunt Bette’s Community Center celebrates one-year anniversary

The YWCA hosted an open house Wednesday for Aunt Bette’s Community Center at Lynnwood’s Somerset Village to celebrate its one-year anniversary. The center opened in 2017 in honor of Elizabeth Ruth Wallace – also known as “Aunt Bette” – who believed that all young people deserved a place where they could explore their imagination, have adventures and…

Photo gallery: Meadowdale HS homecoming court

Meadowdale High School honored the members of its homecoming court during halftime of the Mavs’ football game vs. the Shorecrest Scots at Edmonds Stadium. — Photos by Scott Williams

Scene in Lynnwood: City partners with Kaiser Permanente on National Public Lands Day

In recognition of National Public Lands Day, the City of Lynnwood partnered with Kaiser Permanente and Anderson Dentistry on Saturday to create walking trails at Kaiser’s Lynnwood Medical Center. In under four hours, a small but mighty team removed 530 feet of vegetation and applied wood chips to create new walking trails. The new trails…

Just Around the Corner: Belltown P-Patch Community Gardens

Now in its 25th year, the 4,400-square-foot Belltown P-Patch Community Garden is home to roses, nasturtiums, dahlias, tomatoes, artichokes and squash. Some of the vegetable harvests are for private use, while some go to food banks. People have to wait up to two years for a plot to become available so they have the privilege…

Sno-Isle Genealogical Society donates books to California library destroyed in fire

The Sno-Isle Genealogical Society recently donated six boxes of used books — for a total of 110 books — to the genealogy society in Paradise, Calif. The society’s library was completely destroyed in last year’s wildfires. According to the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society announcement, the books were duplicates of what is on the shelves at the Heritage…

Scene in Lynnwood: Evergreen Troop Support Group remembers Sept. 11

In remembrance of 18 years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, members of the Evergreen Troop Support Group stood at the corner of 196th Street Southwest and 44th Avenue West waving signs and flags showing support for the U.S. military. Since before 2003, the group has gathered publicly to show support for the U.S. military…

Gallery: Lynnwood’s Fair on 44th draws crowd

Thousands of people came to Lynnwood Saturday to celebrate the city’s Fair on 44th, an annual block party now in its fourth year. Held on 44th Avenue West, which was closed from 194th to 198th Streets Southwest, the event included demonstrations from the Lynnwood Police Department’s K9 and motorcycle units, fitness and exercise lessons, and…

Scene in Lynnwood: Going, going, almost gone

Kathy Hashbarger captured the latest images of the Sears building demolition at Alderwood Mall Tuesday. As we reported last week, the site will become Avalon Alderwood — two, six-story multi-family apartment buildings with a total of 328 residential units, and retail on the ground floor.

Just Around the Corner: Reckless Video

  Publisher’s note: David Carlos often takes photos in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, but he occasionally submits photo essays capturing interesting places and events nearby. So we’ve given these essays a name: Just Around the Corner. Here’s his latest, on Seattle’s Reckless Video. I wandered into the Reckless Video store for the first time…

Scene in Lynnwood: Sears building coming down

Demolition continues on the former Sears building at Alderwood Mall. Taking its place will be Avalon Alderwood, which includes two, six-story multi-family apartment buildings with a total of 328 residential units, and retail on the ground floor.

Dick’s Drive-In celebrates 65th anniversary with car show

Photographer David Carlos was on hand to capture moments from the Edmonds Dick’s Drive-In car show, held in honor of the drive-in’s 65th anniversary this year. The Edmonds location — the only one in Snohomish County — is on Highway 99 just north of 220th Street Southwest. “It’s not about cars, it’s about people,” Carlos…

Scene in Lynnwood: Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib meets with city, chamber officials

Washington Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib met members of City of Lynnwood staff, Lynnwood City Council and Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce on Thursday to discuss the city’s projects and legislative priorities. City officials proactively engage with state and federal officials, since many decisions made in Olympia and Washington, D.C., have direct or indirect impacts on the…

Scene in Lynnwood: Last History and Heritage Days event of summer

Rain and clouds did not stop people from coming out to Heritage Park for the last History and Heritage Days event of the summer. Presented by Lynnwood’s History and Heritage Board, the goal is to promote the city’s history while having fun, said Cheri Ryan, a member of the History and Heritage Board. “It’s a…

Scene nearby: Saying goodbye to Northgate Mall

Wednesday, I visited Northgate Mall for the last time. The 70-year-old mall, the very first to be called a “mall” in the country, has fallen on hard times. The internet has taken over as the marketplace of consumers. I’ve been coming here for 50 years; not so much recently. (Yes, I guess I was part…

Lynnwood officials attend reopening ceremony of Korean Consulate in Seattle

A delegation of Lynnwood officials attended an event July 24 celebrating the reopening of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle. Attending the event on behalf of the City of Lynnwood were Mayor Nicola Smith, city staff, members of Lynnwood’s Sister City program and other delegates who joined Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan…

Scene nearby: Spirit of St. Louis replica takes flight

Ninety-two years after Charles Lindbergh flew The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic, another Spirit of St. Louis took to the skies for the first time Sunday. The new Spirit, perhaps the most painstakingly detailed replica of the original, flew at 7 a.m. on its maiden flight at Arlington Municipal Airport, with approximately 50…