Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Catering menu week of July 6-10

July 6 – July 10 Take ‘N Bake Meals & To Go Options ** BBQ Smoked Brisket – bourbon bbq sauce, brown sugar baked beans, chili lime corn… $15 ** Jerk Chicken – caribbean brown rice, tropical fruit relish, roasted okra & carrots…. $12 **Teriyaki Salmon – wasabi sticky rice cake, sautéed bok choy &…

Sponsor spotlight: Life after lockdown — What is everyone shopping for?

With Snohomish county in Phase 2 of reopening, Ginny’s Girls was able to reopen traditional estate sales for business. We have established new guidelines for our staff and customers to meet mandated requirements while keeping everyone safe and comfortable. People are out shopping after being quarantined to their homes and we are busy as ever. …

Sponsor spotlight: How small business can use gift card sales during COVID-19

Gift Card Sales Help Small Business Owners Maintain Business-(not quite)-As-Usual While we fully honor the impact COVID-19 is taking on the lives and families of its victims, we also honor the very real threat shelter-in-place mandates pose to small business owners worldwide. As a small business dedicated to helping other small- to midsize companies, Kaufer DMC wants to share…

Meet our new sponsor Kaufer DMC

Kaufer Dynamic Marketing Communications (KDMC) is a unique and ambitious Edmonds-based marketing and communications agency with a strong resource base and significant breadth of experience in social media, ecommerce, online advertising, content creation, video marketing and website development and design. The agency is tightly integrated into the Edmonds and South Snohomish County community through its…

Sponsor spotlight: The new face of banking

It suddenly just got a whole lot more difficult to buy a home. The banking sector is the latest industry to dramatically change how it operates in response to the current economic environment. The most visible change for consumers are new requirements for taking out a mortgage. Here are some tips for working with banks…

Sponsor spotlight: What to do if you’re the victim of identity theft or financial fraud

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a widespread health and economic crisis. Amidst the chaos, a global network of criminals is taking full advantage of personal data collected through various data breaches over the last few years, as well as from new security vulnerabilities. From traditional scams, such as phishing attempts or opening fraudulent credit…

Sponsor spotlight: Community Transit Partners with Riders on Safety Measures 

As some workers in our communities have been working from home in recent months, a vital segment of our population has stayed in motion. Essential workers have been on the move, and for many, public transit is how they get where they need to be.  Community Transit provides bus, vanpool and paratransit services in Snohomish…

Sponsor spotlight: What to get Dad? It’s easy as 1, 2, 3

Scratchspirits! We have three Spectacular ideas~ 1. Buy Dad a 1-liter bottle of hand sanitizer made “From Scratch” with distilled beer, and bundle it with a Scratch t-shirt with front “S” logo and sanitizer logo on the back! The perfect duo for Dad. 2. Gift Dad with a GINiology™ class, so he can craft a…

Sponsor spotlight: Be prepared for pandemic tax surprises

Numerous new laws provide economic relief to individuals and businesses hardest hit by this year’s pandemic. This much-needed financial assistance, however, comes with a few strings attached. Here are three potential surprises if you use the available economic relief packages: Getting a tax bill for unemployment benefits. While the $1,200 economic impact payments most Americans…

Sponsor spotlight: The Importance of Social and Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a life-long learning process applicable to everyone at every stage of life. According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL): “SEL [i]s the processes through which children and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to recognize and manage their emotions, demonstrate caring and…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane take ‘n bake meals and to go options

June 8-12 ** Mediterranean Lentil Loaf – caramelized onions, ratatouille vegetables… $10 **Pulled Pork Stuffed Potato – baked potato stuffed with slow roasted pork shoulder, cheddar, green onions, roasted broccoli, sautéed mushrooms, bbq sauce, sour cream… $10 ** Orange Chicken – coriander rice, almond stir-fry vegetables, orange glaze… $12 ** Seared Ahi Tuna – sesame green beans, edamame-cauliflower…

Sponsor spotlight: COVID-19 may mean higher PUD bills, but help is easy to find

Long, warm days and cool nights are part of what make the Pacific Northwest a paradise in the summer. But there’s also a financial benefit: More sun and warmer temperatures mean lower energy bills. Usually. With COVID-19 keeping many people home, Snohomish PUD says energy use for this time of year is slightly higher than…

Sponsor spotlight: Think before tapping 401(k) as emergency fund

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you may be able to take money out of a qualified plan, like a 401(k), or an IRA, with favorable tax consequences. But should you do it? You might view withdrawing money from a retirement account as a last resort. Background Among other changes in…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Take ‘N Bake Meals & To Go Options

June 1 – 5 ** Vegetarian Enchilada – black beans, sweet potato, salsa verde with grilled corn…. $10 ** Tuna Casserole – egg noodles, albacore tuna, peas, mushroom cream sauce, parmesan, crispy panko crust… $10 ** Lemon Garlic Chicken – greek orzo pasta, ratatouille… $12 ** Smoked Turkey – au gratin, herb gravy, grilled asparagus……

Sponsor spotlight: Using losers to make winners

With the uncertainty in the marketplace, now is a good time to review the rules surrounding investment losses. This knowledge can really help minimize your tax obligation next year. This is because investment gains and income can be subject to a variety of federal tax rates as high as 37%. This, plus the 3.8% net…

Sponsor spotlight: 7 steps to student engagement through youth leadership

Youth leadership is defined as opportunities for youth to lead themselves and others in positive and productive ways. Examples include taking responsibility of one’s academic and life goals by working toward college or career preparedness. Step 1:  Find your passion. Students should explore their interests and ways to apply those interests to short and long-term…

Sponsor spotlight: What are the benefits of a compounding pharmacy for pets?

Pet owners everywhere always want to provide the best care possible for their best friends. When it comes to pharmaceuticals, veterinarians are well aware that pet owners sometimes face unique challenges when it comes to medicating their companions. One such challenge is making sure that the treatments and medications they are giving their pets are…