Virtual birdwatching: Meal time at Picnic Point

Warm summer days and low tides bring a variety of birds to the beaches along Puget Sound. Most are searching for easy meals of fish, crabs and other critters that get stuck in the tidal pools. These photos were taken at Picnic Point in July 2020. (Photos by Dave Govan)

Scene in Lynnwood: City gets back to meeting at the park

Lynnwood’s Parks and Recreation Department continued its Meet Me at the Park summer event this week with mask distribution at Scriber Lake Park. When Meet Me at the Park started July 7, attendance was low due to concerns about the pandemic, said city intern Kyla Garcia. “I think people are a little nervous to come…

Six years ago: Bent Bike celebrates 40 years

Six years ago Monday, the Bent Bike motorcycle store at 18327 Highway 99 in Lynnwood celebrated its 40th anniversary. Founder Dick Meinhardt and staff celebrated with customers and friends offering free hot dogs and soda, a drawing for prizes, a motorcycle show, and music. Many customers over the years had gone to this store to buy gleaming…

Scene in Lynnwood: Demonstrators gather in Lynnwood to support Black lives

Demonstrators gathered Thursday afternoon near the 196th Street Southwest and Alderwood Mall Parkway intersection waving signs and soliciting honks from drivers to support Black Lives Matter and show solidarity with communities of color. Lynnwood business owner Viola Deboo said she organized the demonstration for people who wanted to support the effort while being able to…

Six years ago today in Lynnwood: Cycle Barn sign comes down

Six years ago, on May 8, 2014, the iconic Cycle Barn sign at 5615 188th St. S.W. went down down after many decades. Replacing it is the Triumph of Seattle name. The British are coming indeed. Update: Hwy 99 Used Motorcycle Superstore has since moved in, while Triumph of Seattle moved to the Greenlake area…

Scene in Meadowdale: Easter dinner

Photographer Bill Ray caught these ospreys repairing their nest and gathering Sunday night’s dinner. The fish “dinner” may have come from a homeowner’s pond, Ray said, adding: “A reminder it’s time to cover those ponds. Lots of fish-eating birds nesting now, raising hungry families.”