Reader view: Why choose STEM? What you learn will help you in any career

I’d like to introduce you to the wild world of STEM at Mountlake Terrace High School. STEM (also sometimes known as STEAM) stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art) and Math. While I’m writing this for a class assignment, I think you can tell I’m very excited about the program. At our high school, students can…

Reader view: A generous community comes forward

Every Christmas, the Rotary Club of Edmonds manages four gift-giving trees to support the Snohomish County CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children) and the Volunteer Guardian ad Litem (VGAL) program. This long-standing Rotary project allows CASA advocates the ability to provide gifts from generous donors for infants, children or teens who are victims of alleged…

Reader view: Supporting Julieta Altamirano-Crosby for county council

I am writing this in support of Lynnwood Councilwoman Dr. Julieta Altamirano-Crosby who is seeking the Democratic Precinct Committee Officer nomination for appointment to the Snohomish County Council District 3, to fill the vacancy left after the resignation of Democratic Councilwoman Stephanie Wright. I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Altamirano-Crosby through her volunteering…

Reader view: Building a tiny house to serve those in need

Lynnwood Rotarian Debbie Bodal sent this report regarding the volunteer work that she and others did May 15 building a tiny house as part of a Rotary District 5030 community service project. Bodal was joined by her husband Trond Bodal, an Emerald City Rotarian; and Diane Cohn, age 89, and her husband Jerry, age 94….

Reader view: A reflection on Hanukkah

As I begin the eight days of Hanukkah with my family, and I clean off the previous year’s wax from our Hanukkah menorah (called a Hanukkiah), I am reminded of how I came to own this symbol of the Festival of Lights. It was 1970 and I was a  aptain in the Army stationed in…

Reader view: In a nation deeply divided, a longing for real dialogue

My dear friends and neighbors of Edmonds and Lynnwood: My husband and I live on the boundary of Lynnwood and Edmonds. We belong to both of these wonderful communities. We love where we live. We are privileged. We are nourished in our Christian faith at Trinity Lutheran Church. Two weeks ago, I woke up and…