Three days of free access to state parks coming in June

In honor of three different events, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is providing the public with a free day of access to state parks on three days in June during which visitors will not need a Discover Pass for day-use parking. Free days of access this month include : Saturday, June 11 — National Get…

Scene in Lynnwood: Job fair draws a crowd

Lynnwood’s free job fair drew a crowd of job seekers to the Lynnwood Convention Center on Thursday. Over 80 employers from the North Sound area held on-site job interviews for potential employees. Representatives from a variety of industries — including health care, aerospace, hospitality, law enforcement, transportation and logistics — were looking to hire for…

Heritage Park water tower restoration project finally complete

After over 20 years of work, Lynnwood city officials finally unveiled the newly completed Alderwood Manor water tower renovation in Heritage Park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning. Renovation projects on the tower began in 2000, and many of those attending the event said they’re thrilled to see it completed at last.  Originally built in…

Health department: Overdose deaths in Washington top 2,000 in 2021 and continue to rise

New data from the Washington State Department of Health show that deaths from drug overdoses continue to increase for Washington residents. Provisional data as of April 4 show drug-related overdose deaths surpassed 2,000 in 2021, a more than 66% increase compared to 2019. “Overdose deaths are a public health emergency, and fentanyl is a major…

Passionate about environmental issues? Community Action Training School begins in May

Those with an interest in environmental issues are invited to attend Community Action Training School, a free training program on scientific issues including watershed health, clean water, native plants and salmon habitat/population restoration. The program administrators support attendees in the design and implementation of stewardship action projects in their own communities. Community Action Training School, sponsored…

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Home-delivered Nourishing Network weekend meal kits available to ESD families

Edmonds School District parents who need supplemental food over the weekend for their chilldren can arrange for meal kits through the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s Nourishing Network program. Parents can contact their child’s school to get connected to the Nourishing Network. Meal kits contain a weekend’s worth of meals per child as well as…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation offering scholarships for local art students

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation is offering scholarships to students who plan to study a visual arts-related curriculum at college. All students who live within the Edmonds School District or who attend Edmonds College are eligible to apply. Students who have received a foundation scholarship in the past can apply for a renewal award. Last…

PDC launches investigation into allegations that Lynnwood councilmember misappropriated campaign funds

The Washington State Public Disclosure Commission last week opened a formal investigation into allegations that Lynnwood City Councilmember Joshua Binda misappropriated campaign funds. The investigation — opened Jan. 20 — was in response to multiple complaints filed against Binda late last year after he reportedly failed “to timely and accurately report expenditure details” and spent…

Edmonds College returns to remote operations for winter quarter  

Edmonds College on Thursday announced it has decided to remain in remote operations through March 18, the end of winter quarter. A few critical classes with hands-on components vital to learning may be held in-person on campus. Classes moved online for the first week of Winter quarter in an effort to help mitigate cases of…

As snow covers Lynnwood, crews work to keep roads safe for drivers

As snow blankets much of the Puget Sound region, City of Lynnwood Public Works employees have been working tirelessly to clear city roadways.  Public Works Operations Manager Jared Bond said the city has been running five snow plow trucks since 8 a.m. Sunday morning, and they have hit all of the city’s major roadways several…

Lynnwood City Council votes to approve South Lynnwood Plan, 2021-22 budget amendments

Before breaking for the winter holidays, the Lynnwood City Council Monday night voted on several proposed measures, including plans for the South Lynnwood Neighborhood, the 2021-22 biennium budget and changes to the city’s board and commission requirements. At its Dec. 13 business meeting, the Lynnwood City Council unanimously voted to adopt the South Lynnwood Neighborhood…

Northwest Girl Choir welcomes new singers; rehearsals start in January

Northwest Girlchoir has openings for new singers in grades 1-12 this fall. Choristers perform for thousands of audience members at concerts held across the greater Puget Sound Region and on tours nationally and internationally. Grades 1-2: Online registration is now open for girls entering grades 1-4 to join Prep Choir or Fresca! Enrollment for Prep Choir…

Performing artists sought for 2022 Edmonds Summer Concerts in Parks series

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission is accepting submissions from local and regionally-based bands and performers to perform at the 2022 Summer Concerts in the Parks series. Concerts are held mid-July through August: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Hazel Miller Plaza (downtown, 5th Avenue South and Maple Street): Musical duos/trio/quartets and solo performers….

Lynnwood City Council holds public hearing on South Lynnwood Neighborhood plan

The Lynnwood City Council plowed through a full agenda Monday night that included two public hearings regarding a draft plan aimed at revitalizing the South Lynnwood neighborhood and authorizing changes to the city’s 2021-22 biennium budget. At its Nov. 22 business meeting, the council held a public hearing regarding the draft South Lynnwood Neighborhood Plan…

Edmonds musician authors new ukulele songbook

Treachery Publishing has released a new book for the contemporary ukulele player, written by Pacific Northwest-based songwriter Rachel Gardner. Bawdy Ballads and Salty Songs for the Ukulele includes 25 original songs ideal for the cheekier crowd. Each song is written with full notation and a chord sheet and can be played on any instrument, not just…

Nov. 6 drive-thru winter coat drive to aid children of Afghan refugees

The WAGRO Foundation will host a kids’ winter coat drive Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Lynnwood Food Bank to support the children of refugee families from Afghanistan. In partnership with Immigrant Refugee Center Northwest, WAGRO will host a drive-thru donation event to collect “new and like new” coats for children between the ages of two-…

Now’s the time to weigh in with your own state redistricting map

The Washington State Redistricting Commission reminds the public that to ensure the full consideration, third-party maps should be submitted by Friday, Oct. 22. Third-party map submissions are those that meet the same statutory requirements the commissioners must meet when delivering their final maps. Those requirements are detailed in Chapter 44.05.090 of the Revised Code of…

Lynnwood police investigating serious-injury DUI collision

The Lynnwood Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle DUI collision that left two men seriously injured Saturday. At approximately 9 a.m., officers responded to the intersection at 188th Street Southwest and 36th Avenue West after one vehicle struck another, causing the second vehicle to flip and leave the roadway. The victim — a 52-year-old Lynnwood…

Blood drive at Lynnwood Convention Center Sept. 21-22

The Lynnwood Convention Center is hosting a Pop-Up Blood Donor Center Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 21-22. You can make an appointment at www.lynnwoodcc.com/blooddrive.  Appointments and masks are required. There is no deferral from donating if you receive the COVID vaccine. See the COVID-19 safety measures webpage for more information.

Edmonds police investigating Plum Tree Plaza fire as arson

The early morning fire that severely damaged all 14 businesses at the Plum Tree Plaza in Edmonds Saturday, Sept. 11 is being investigated as arson, Edmonds police said Monday. Edmonds police detectives are working with South County Fire as well as agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) as they continue the…

Lynnwood City Council reviews plans for proposed community recovery center

The Lynnwood City Council Tuesday night reviewed plans to incorporate a multilevel community recovery center into the controversial Community Justice Center project. Last month, the council voted to postpone approval of funding to construct the Community Justice Center — a $69 million redevelopment of the city’s police department, jail and municipal courts. During its Sept….