Green Thumb Garden Club beautifies Lynnwood Civic Campus

Another group of Orca Heroes has helped beautify the Lynnwood Civic Campus. Members of the Green Thumb Garden Club participate in the city’s Adopt-a-Garden program and volunteer their time to plant and maintain this garden, located at the entrance to the Lynnwood Library. Besides adding beauty, these gardens also help support important pollinator populations. An…

Edmonds Lions donate funds for students in need

Representatives from three Edmonds School District elementary schools received cash awards of $250 each from the Edmonds Lions Club Monday night. Accepting the donations on behalf of their respective schools were Carmen Ziranda, College Place Elementary family resource advocate; Judy Busse, Westgate Elementary psychologist and counselor, and Sean Silver, Chase Lake Elementary principal. All three said…

Native dancers share traditions during 34th annual Edmonds CC powwow

Edmonds Community College’s Native American Student Association hosted their 34th annual powwow, “Restoring the Salish Sea,” last weekend. Powwows are gatherings to celebrate the Native Americans who live in the U.S. They feature dancing, singing and drum playing by the indigenous people, usually dressed in a variety of different types of regalia. When asked what…

Alderwood Terrace Rotary auction raises funds for community programs

The 7th annual Alderwood Terrace Rotary Club’s dinner auction drew more than 225 guests to the Nile Country Club Ballroom May 3. The evening began with the presentation of the colors by the South Snohomish County Honor Guard. The club then awarded a $5,000 check to the Honor Guard “in recognition for all of their hard…

Scene in Lynnwood: Everything’s ducky at Meadowdale Playfields

Lori Hagen took these photos of ducklings and their mother, which are usually visible at Meadowdale Playfields in the late afternoon and early evening. Hagen noted that people have been feeding the ducklings bread, which isn’t good for them. See this Popular Science article to learn why, and to see a list of duck-friendly foods.

City cuts ribbon for Lynnwood’s Interurban Trail Plaza

The City of Lynnwood earlier this week held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the Interurban Trail’s new 40th Avenue West Plaza. The celebration, held April 22, also included a tree planting in honor of Arbor Day and Earth Day. The new plaza features picnic tables, a workout station, bicycle-service station and kiosk. The plaza…

Scene in Lynnwood: On the hunt

Hundreds of families gathered at Lynnwood’s Silver Creek Family Church Saturday morning for the church’s annual community Easter Egg Hunt. Thousands of plastic eggs were spread across the grass field for egg hunters of all ages to gather into their baskets. The church, located at 5326 176th St. S.W. in Lynnwood, is offering two services…

Rotary clubs, volunteers collect trash along Interurban Trail

Local Rotary Clubs, community volunteers and even a high school baseball team joined forces Saturday to clean up the stretch of the Interurban Trail that runs through Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. Leading the effort were the Edmonds Rotary Noon Club and the Alderwood Terrace Rotary Club, who covered the trail from south Edmonds to…

Scene in Lynnwood: Wood ducks at Sprague Pond

Last week, a pair of wood ducks was at Sprague Pond in Lynnwood’s Mini Park. A serious birder friend told photographer Bill Anderson that she has been checking the park for them and this is the first sighting of the year.

Scene in Lynnwood: Veterans receive Quilts of Valor at Lynnwood Rotary meeting

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood at its March 21 meeting awarded two veterans with quilts from the Quilts of Valor Foundation Washington chapter. Rotarian Kirk Greiner received a Quilt of Valor for his 33 years of service in the Coast Guard. (Greiner also was recognized at the March 28 meeting with a Rotary Paul Harris…

Chabad Jewish Center hosts ‘Purim in Italy’ party

Approximately 60 people attended a “Purim in Italy” party Thursday night at the Chabad SnoCo center in Lynnwood. Purim is celebrated yearly to commemorate the Jewish nation’s salvation in the 4th century over the danger of mass extermination by Haman, the prime minister of the Persian empire. In short: Persian King Ahasuerus married a woman…

Scene in Lynnwood: Celebrating Persian New Year

The City of Lynnwood is marking the celebration of Nowruz, also known as Persian New Year or Iranian New Year, with a Haft-seen display at Lynnwood City Hall. Nowruz is celebrated on the first day of spring or the Vernal Equinox worldwide with a Haft-seen filled with food, spices, flowers and other symbolic items. Nowruz…

Brighton students pack snacks for Washington Kids in Transition

Students from Brighton School in Mountlake Terrace recently packed thousands of snacks into bags to be donated to Washington Kids in Transition, an organization that supports local homeless children. Over the past few months, Brighton students held a school-wide donation drive and collected thousands of snack food items, including granola bars, fruit cups and crackers….

NAACP Snohomish County honors local residents at annual Freedom Fund Gala

The NAACP Snohomish County honored Lynnwood City Councilmember Shirley Sutton and Edmonds-Woodway High School student Adian Woldub as well as other Snohomish County residents during its 10th annual Freedom Fund Gala March 2. The event was emceed by Angela Russell from KING 5. The event’s keynote speaker was Deborah Parker, Advocate and Director of Equity and Diversity…

Scene in Lynnwood: Crows on ice

On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 20, as many as nine crows were out pecking in the ice of Sprague Pond at Mini Park, notes photographer Bill Anderson. “I have no idea what they were looking for in the ice,” he said.

Scene in Lynnwood: It’s Girl Scout cookie time

The annual Girl Scout cookie sale is on for the next three weeks. Be ready to enjoy your favorite cookie classics like Samoas, Thin Mints, Trefoils, S’Mores, Savannah Smiles, Lemonades and Peanut Butter at your local grocery store entrances and other retail venues. (Photos by David Carlos)

Largest Supermoon of 2019 will appear in the sky Feb. 19

Reader Dave Govan took these photos on the nearly-full moon on Sunday, and reminds us that the largest Supermoon of 2019 is happening Tuesday, Feb. 19. Govan said the halo around the moon is caused by ice crystals in the atmosphere refracting the moonlight, similar to how water droplets create a rainbow.