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Entertainment line-up announced for City of Edmonds’ 125th Anniversary celebration Aug. 11

Entertainment line-up announced for City of Edmonds’ 125th Anniversary celebration Aug. 11

The City of Edmonds has announced the line-up of entertainment and performances scheduled as the highlight of its 125th Anniversary celebration in downtown Edmonds on Tuesday, Aug. 11, commemorating the actual date of the city’s incorporation in 1890. The festivities will begin about 1:30 p.m. on 5th Avenue North between City Hall and the Historical Museum and will feature live performances from l... »

Tap water quality ‘back up to standards,’ say officials

Tap water quality ‘back up to standards,’ say officials

The recent problems with disagreeable taste and odor in South Snohomish County tap water are a thing of the past, according to the Everett Public Works Department. When My Edmonds News investigated local residents’ complaints of bad-tasting water, officials blamed it on an algae bloom in Lake Chaplain, the source of water for 80 percent of Snohomish County residents. “The Lake Chaplain... »

Happening nearby: Dakota roots? You’re invited to a picnic Aug. 8

Anyone connected to either North Dakota or South Dakota is invited to the Dakota Picnic Sat, Aug. 8 at noon in Church Creek Park, Stanwood. Take Exit 212 off I-5 to Stanwood, turn right on 72nd and park is just ahead on the right. Bring potluck food, beverages (no alcohol), folding chairs and card tables if you have one. Contact phone is 360-629-2155, ask for Carol. »

Edmonds-based insurance agency receives $3k donation for homeless students — you can help them win more

Edmonds-based insurance agency receives $3k donation for homeless students — you can help them win more

Edmonds-based Insurance Services Group has received the Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award for its volunteer service with Washington Kids in Transition. The award includes a $3,000 donation from Safeco Insurance for Washington Kids in Transition and entry in the Safeco Make More Happen Contest for summer, where the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite insurance agency-charity team.... »

Sponsor spotlight: PUD offering deals on heat pumps, weatherization and lighting

Sponsor spotlight: PUD offering deals on heat pumps, weatherization and lighting

Take advantage of Snohomish County PUD incentives to save money on energy bills and improve your home’s comfort. The utility is offering on heat pumps, duct sealing and insulation, efficient windows, lighting and more. Heating and weatherization programs are available only for electrically-heated homes. Heat pump incentives Install a ductless heat pump this year, and you’ll get a rebate of $800. T... »

They’re baaaack! It’s yellow jacket season in Edmonds

They’re baaaack! It’s yellow jacket season in Edmonds

It’s that time of year again. You set up your picnic table and within minutes you’re visited by one to several of these uninvited guests buzzing around your food dishes, sitting on your meal, and flying off with small bits of whatever they can grab, only to return in a few minutes for more. Yes, our yellow jackets are back, and this year’s warm spring means the nests are bigger a... »

Edmonds City Council Tuesday to revisit items delayed from last business meeting, plus study session

Last week, the Edmonds City Council business meeting ended abruptly when there weren’t enough votes to extend the meeting to take care of unfinished business. Two items of unfinished business from that meeting will be added to the agenda prior to Tuesday night’s study session: adoption of the 2015 City of Edmonds Comprehensive Plan and an ordinance amending the Edmonds City Code provis... »

Happening nearby: CarMax dealership proposed at 212th Street Southwest and Highway 99

The City of Lynnwood Community Development Department is scheduled to make a decision on an application for a new automobile dealership (CarMax) to be located on the southeast corner of 212th Street Southwest and Highway 99 (21301 Highway 99). The applicant proposes to build a one-story, 30,000-square-foot sales and service building, a 936-square-foot car wash and a .76- acre landscaped retention ... »

Ask the Edmonds Cop: Pedestrian safety

Ask the Edmonds Cop: Pedestrian safety

Edmonds Police Sgt. Shane Hawley continues to answer our readers’ public safety questions. Have a question that you’d like addressed? Email myedmondsnews@gmail.com. »

Red Cross seeking nominations for Real Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross seeking nominations for Real Heroes Breakfast

The American Red Cross Serving Snohomish County is seeking nominations for the 20th annual Real Heroes Breakfast. The event will honor and present awards to “Real Heroes”—everyday people in the community who expressed extraordinary courage to save a life or give of themselves to help another person. Nominations are being accepted until Aug. 15, 2015. “It’s been an exceptional year for Snohomish Co... »

Happening nearby: PAWS needs volunteers in Bird Nursery

Happening nearby: PAWS needs volunteers in Bird Nursery

PAWS bird nursery is filling up with hungry mouths to feed and volunteers are needed to assist at PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood. Volunteer Bird Nursery caretakers are needed to work side by side with staff providing vital care for these tiny patients around the clock. The shifts that particularly need help with are Monday, Friday and Saturday mornings and Friday and Saturday afternoons. Sign up... »

From Sound Transit: There’s no summer vacation for safety

From Sound Transit: There’s no summer vacation for safety

Did you know that a commuter train traveling 55 mph can take up to the length of five football fields to stop? A freight train can take one mile! That’s why it’s so important to be safe around train tracks. This year in Washington state alone, 16 people have died in train-related incidents, 15 of them involving illegal trespassing. Last week a woman was struck and killed by a Sounder train near Go... »

Local candidates’ contributions and funding as of July 24

Local candidates’ contributions and funding as of July 24

Here is the latest information from the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission on our local candidates’ campaign finances. For each candidate, we’ve provided a link to the detailed breakdown of contributions by name and amount. Additional information, including details of how each candidate is spending his or her money, is available on the Public Disclosure Commission’s web page here. We wi... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, July 15-22

Edmonds Police Blotter, July 15-22

July 15 7900 block 236th Street Southwest: An adult man reported his father had been missing for over a week. July 16 21600 block 80th Avenue West: A man pushed his girlfriend through a closed door, breaking the door while doing so. The man left in his car. July 17 21600 block of 76th Avenue West: A suspicious circumstance occurred involving an attack by a man with a large knife. The attacker miss... »

Welcome to new sponsor Integrity Medical Aesthetics

Welcome to new sponsor Integrity Medical Aesthetics

My Edmonds News welcomes new sponsor Integrity Medical Aesthetics, featuring the new Mona Lisa Touch™ state-of-the-art laser treatment for painful intercourse and vaginal dryness. Located at 6005 244th St. S.W. in the Gateway Plaza neighborhood of Mountlake Terrace, Integrity Medical Aesthetics is the first and only clinic in the Northwest with this innovative laser treatment to restore vaginal he... »

Fire District 1 delivers annual report to Edmonds City Council

Fire District 1 delivers annual report to Edmonds City Council

Under the City of Edmonds contract with Snohomish County Fire District 1, the fire district is required to provide an annual report on its performance, including how quickly it responds to fires and medical emergencies as well as its fire prevention and emergency preparedness training for Edmonds residents. The Fire District Board of Commissioners and Fire District Chief Ed Widdis did just that at... »

Scene in Edmonds: Crash course

Scene in Edmonds: Crash course

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Lynnwood police arrest suspect in alleged marijuana growing operation near College Place Elementary

Lynnwood police arrest suspect in alleged marijuana growing operation near College Place Elementary

Lynnwood police executed a search warrant on Wednesday and later arrested a suspect in an alleged marijuana growing operation at a house in the 7400 block of 204th Street Southwest in Lynnwood. Police have received ongoing complaints from residents in the neighborhood about the house. The complaints centered around two large metal storage containers, similar to the type used to transports good on ... »

Elderly being targeted with phone scam about relative in jail

Elderly being targeted with phone scam about relative in jail

Edmonds police are continuing to investigate reports of residents who have received calls from individuals claiming to be relatives who have been arrested. Another tactic is for someone to call and say that they have a relative held in jail and demand bail money form the victim. The caller will either ask for money to be wired to an account or connect them with a “bail bondsman,” who will either g... »

Happening nearby: Snohomish County Executive candidates speak at Lynnwood forum

Happening nearby: Snohomish County Executive candidates speak at Lynnwood forum

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