Scene at Beverly Elementary School: Staff, families celebrate many cultures

To celebrate the community’s diversity, Beverly Elementary School staff and families last week hosted the annual Beverly Multi-Cultural Night Celebration The Beverly Elementary staff and PTA partnered on the event, inviting families to learn about a variety of winter holidays, see classroom art projects, and a try a variety of foods from around the world. Students and their families…

Scene in Lynnwood: Kids learn about dental care during Tooth Fairy story time

Families were invited to attend a story time event Wednesday morning at the Lynnwood Library featuring a special visit from the Tooth Fairy. Presented by Delta Dental of Washington, The Tooth Fairy Experience included a presentation on fun smile facts, a story time reading of The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, demonstrations, a toothbrush giveaway…

Scene in Lynnwood: Families enjoy cookies with Santa at Heritage Park

After a busy couple of days attending tree lighting events, Santa Claus stopped by Heritage Park Sunday afternoon for the seventh annual Cookies with Santa event. Heritage Park was decked out for the holidays with a tree, ribbons and stockings as families gathered around Santa for photos and a reminder about what they hoped he…

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…