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…

Scene in Lynnwood: Community members celebrate heritage at annual Afro-Latino Festival

Community members gathered for music, dancing and the celebration of heritage at the annual Afro-Latino Festival, held Saturday on the baseball field at Cedar Valley Community School. In its ninth year, this is the event’s third year in Lynnwood. The Afro-Latino Festival was created by Karina Gaperin, who said the intention was to serve Lynnwood’s…

Scene in Lynnwood: Meet Me at the Park encourages community health, fitness

Families and community members gathered Tuesday evening in South Lynnwood Park for music, fun and games at the Meet Me at the Park event, hosted by the City of Lynnwood and Verdant Health Commission. South Lynnwood Park is located at 20915 61st Ave. W. Meet Me at the Park is an annual summertime event that…

Scene in Lynnwood: ‘Lynnwood Forward’ candidates officially launch campaign

Friends, family and supporters filled the private room at Bistro 76 Cafe in Edmonds on Friday to hear from three Lynnwood City Council candidates during their campaign kick-off event. Naz Lashgari, Nick Coelho and Ashkan Amouzegar are running a slate campaign in the hope of securing two seats on the council. Lashgari and Amouzegar are…

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…