Lynnwood Rotary Santa Breakfast set for Edmonds Community College on Saturday

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood invites the community to help welcome Santa to its second annual breakfast party Saturday, Dec. 6 at Edmonds Community College, Woodway Hall Room 202, from 9-11 a.m. Cost is $5 for kids, $10 for adults; ages 2 and under are free. After his grand entrance, Santa will roam the room,…

Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club hosts 27th annual Sharing Tree at Alderwood Mall

Come out and support the Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club’s 27th year of hosting The Sharing Tree at the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. The Club is collecting unwrapped donated gifts and will distribute them to the community through local food banks, women’s shelters, senior centers and more. The current biggest need is for teenagers, but the club serves all…

Alderwood-Terrace Rotary honors Alderwood Middle English teacher

The Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace has honored Rebecca Biddick, an English teacher at Alderwood Middle School, as its November Educator of the Month. Biddick, who’s taught at the school for 10 years, has focused most recently on teaching literacy and English Language Learners (ELL). Principal Erin Murphy lauded Biddick for setting high expectations for student learning, building effective…

Volunteers needed for United Way’s IRS-approved free tax preparation sites

As part of United Way’s IRS-approved Free Tax Preparation Program in 2015, volunteers are needed to help Snohomish County working families keep more of what they earn. All volunteers will receive training from United Way and will become certified by the IRS. In addition to tax preparers, United Way is also looking for volunteer greeters…

Holly House gearing up for annual gift-giving event for local kids

Holly House is gearing up to put on its annual one-day event that serves 2,000 local children from 15 schools in the Edmonds School District. This is a holiday gift-giving program that focuses on gifts and necessities for struggling families. Holly House is currently seeking donations for both boys and girls, including new pajama bottoms…

Two Lynnwood non-profit organizations awarded vans from Community Transit

Two Lynnwood non-profit organizations were among the 11 recipieints of vanpool vans thanks to Community Transit’s Van GO program. In all, 11 non-profit organizations throughout Snohomish County will be able to provide trips to their members thanks to retired vanpool vans they received in a competitive grant process from Community Transit. This year, 27 groups submitted applications…

Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace supporting three international projects with grants

The Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace has partnered with three individuals and organizations as part of its support for international projects. The Club has provided grants to the following: : $1000 grant Dr. Jim Guzek, ophthalmologist, and Rotarian from Tri-Cities Sunrise Rotary Club, has a unique mission where he performs cataract surgeries for two weeks every…

United Way of Snohomish County looking for volunteers for key committees

United Way of Snohomish County is looking for volunteers to serve on several important internal committees. United Way, a community impact organization that has served Snohomish County for almost 75 years with a special focus on local health and human services, relies on volunteers with passion and expertise to set funding priorities, allocate program grants,…

City seeking volunteer groups for Adopt-a-Garden program

The City of Lynnwood is teaming up with eager citizens for an opportunity to contribute time and energy to the beautification of the City’s public spaces. The new Adopt-a-Garden program, initiated by the Community Health and Safety Section of the Lynnwood Police Department in coordination with the Parks Department, was created in response to citizen requests…

Kiwanis Club of Lynnwood names new president, ‘Kiwanian of the Year’

The Kiwanis Club of Lynnwood held its annual installation banquet Monday at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Lynnwood and installed a new president and officers. Kiwanis, Division 22 Lieutenant Governor Gary Wolfe installed Neely Stratton as the club president. Outgoing president, David Little, awarded the “Kiwanian of the Year” trophy to Dolores Gourley and Ralph Baggerly…

First ever Snohomish County Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome awareness this Sunday

The Down Syndrome Association of Snohomish County is holding its first Buddy Walk this Sunday, Sept. 28 — one of over 250 Buddy Walk events planned in cities across the U.S. in upcoming weeks to celebrate October’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The Buddy Walk was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society to promote acceptance…

Reminder: Holly House having day-long fundraiser at PF Chang’s on Tuesday, Sept. 23

PF Chang’s in Lynnwood will be donating 20 percent of all its sales to Holly House on Tuesday, Sept. 23.The fundraiser will be from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at the Alderwood Mall location. Holly House will be collecting socks and underwear for the 2,000 low-income children it serves in 15 schools In the Edmonds School District..You and your children also can meet…

Back to school and back to building a home through annual Lynnwood Rotary project

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood in cooperation with the Edmonds School District started a hands-on educational home-building experience in 1975.  It has helped educate more than 1,400 students, many of whom have made a living in the construction industry. These students have often taken their family by the house they built, showing it off with…

Rotary Club of Lynnwood presents Youth Challenge Awards

Seventy-five youth from Snohomish County were recognized in the areas of community service, courage, creativity, leadership/inspiration and a group award by the Rotary Club of Lynnwood along with b2c Publishing and Awards of Praise. Ingrid Ricks, a New York Times bestselling author, gave an inspirational talk for the teens in attendance. The following were award…

Lynnwood Rotary awards $62,000 in scholarships to local high school students

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood last week awarded $62,000 in scholarships to Edmonds School District students. Part of the scholarship money comes from a Martha Lake Community Club donation to the Rotary Club several years ago. Seventeen of the 20 scholarship winners were present to receive their award at the Rotary Club of Lynnwood’s membership…