Sound Transit announces Thanksgiving holiday schedule

Sound Transit will be making service reductions for the upcoming holiday weekend, including limited Sounder trains the day after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Day service Sounder commuter rail will not operate. ST Express bus routes will operate on Sunday schedules. Link light rail will run on Sunday schedules. Day after Thanksgiving service Sounder service will operate on…

Snohomish County seeks public input on affordable housing, community development needs

Snohomish County is soliciting citizen feedback on local community needs for affordable housing, public facility, infrastructure, services and economic development projects to be funded with 2021 federal grant funds — as well as input on the county’s 2019 grant performance. Snohomish County, in consortium with 19 of the county’s cities and towns, receives approximately $5…

Edmonds Waterfront Center: Your burning questions, answered

Have questions about the new Edmonds Waterfront Center, the multigenerational facility set to replace the Edmonds Senior Center on the waterfront? CEO Daniel Johnson has prepared a helpful Q&A, below: When will the Waterfront Center construction be complete? According to the current schedule, we will get our certificate of occupancy on Monday, Dec. 7, 2020….

Mayor names Whitney Rivera as his choice for Edmonds Municipal Court judge

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson said Monday he is appointing long-time trial attorney and Edmonds resident Whitney Rivera to be the next Edmonds Municipal Court Judge. The appointment is subject to Edmonds City Council confirmation. Rivera, currently an attorney with the Snohomish County Public Defender Association, “brings forth vast trial court experience and has received multiple…

What’s open for takeout, delivery, outside dining in Edmonds: Updated Nov. 24, 2020

  Business Address Phone Services 407 Coffee house 407 Main Street 425-921-6147 Takeout 5 Corners Teriyaki 8410 Main Street 425-774-5775 Takeout by phone; third party delivery 85 Degree Bakery 22611 76th Ave W 425-670-3085 Takeout Anthony’s Restaurant and Beach Café 456 Admiral Way 425-771-4400 Takeout through beach cafe, UberEats Arnie’s  300 Admiral Way 425-771-5688 Takeout…

Walnut Street Coffee expands Giving Tree support this year

With COVID-19 on the rise, Walnut Street Coffee might be missing its community round table, but it is certainly not missing its community. While no in-door seating is allowed these days, Walnut owner Pam Stuller took advantage of the situation by placing the coffee shop’s Giving Tree front and center. “We are excited to be…

Hundreds turn out for free COVID-19 testing in Edmonds

Hundreds of people took advantage of free drive-thru COVID-19 testing Monday in the Edmonds-Woodway High School parking lot. Vehicles snaked their way through the high school’s south parking lot — located off 76th Avenue West — for the non-invasive coronavirus test. There was also a walk-up station for those not driving. The event was sponsored…

Letter to the editor: A veterinarian explains COVID-19 protocols for pet clinics

Editor: I’m writing in response to a letter submitted by a reader who questions why pet owners are not currently permitted to accompany their pets into veterinary visits. The global coronavirus pandemic has impacted the way we all live and work. Businesses deemed critical, including veterinary practices, have been forced to adapt and improvise, while…

DeMiero Jazz Fest fundraiser set for Nov. 27-Dec. 5

The DeMiero Jazz Fest, an annual non-competitive vocal jazz festival traditionally held in downtown Edmonds with many participants from the Edmonds School District, is offering a week of virtual auctions and live performances during its One FanJAZZtic fundraiser Nov. 27 through Dec. 5 Register at www.betterunite.com/demierojazzfest-onefanjazzticevent to be entered into daily drawings for fun prizes. Once you’re…

Sponsor spotlight: The lowdown on the great autumn gourd

Corn might be the king of U.S. crops, but pumpkins are always in demand this time of year by kids and others celebrating fall’s festivities. Here are several interesting tidbits about one of America’s favorite fall gourds. Germany boasts world’s largest pumpkin. Mathias Willemijns showed off the world’s largest pumpkin in 2016 at the Giant Pumpkin…

State’s safe medication return program now underway

Washington’s Safe Medication Return Program — a pioneering effort aimed at reducing medication misuse, abuse and poisonings — is now live. This program creates a unified, statewide, medication return program that will give Washington residents free, convenient, and environmentally responsible options for disposing of unwanted medication. Physical drop boxes are available, and include all Bartell Drugs…

WSDOT seeks comment on four-year program of multimodal transportation projects

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking public comments on more than 1,100 statewide transportation projects using $3.7 billion in federal funds are included in the draft 2021-2024 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, called STIP for short. WSDOT annually develops this improvement program list from local agency, metropolitan and regional transportation improvement programs. The…

Sponsor spotlight: Deadline noon Monday to order Chef Dane Thanksgiving meals

For the week of Thanksgiving, Monday at noon is the deadline for Thanksgiving meal orders. The take ‘n bake frozen selection is available for pick up Monday-Wednesday. The Here and There food truck will be closed this week. Thanksgiving menu Roast Turkey sage gravy Classic Creamy Mashed Potatoes Traditional Herb Dressing celery, onions Roasted Brussel Sprouts balsamic,…

Edmonds School District Capital Projects Director Ed Peters earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Edmonds School District Director of Capital Projects Ed Peters — a district employee since 1999 — has received the Lifetime Achievement Award through the Association for Learning Environments. “My most powerful lesson from planning schools is that social space is critically important and difficult to get right,” he said. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the…

BECU Foundation awards scholarships to local students

Five students from Lynnwood and one from Edmonds have received scholarships from the BECU Foundation. This year, the foundation awarded either $2,500 or $3,500 scholarships to 64 full-time students currently enrolled in an accredited two-year, four-year or technical college or university. Local students include Haley Ball, Tory Cook, Haley Karlberg, Kathryn Severson and Harrison Wood of Lynnwood,…

Reminder: Pop-up blood donation center in Lynnwood Nov. 23-24

Bloodworks is hosting a pop-up donation center at New Life Church 6519 188th St. S.W., Lynnwood on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 23-24. Book here or call 800-398-7888. Can’t make this location work? Click here to view other locations. All donations are by appointment only. The pop-up centers are being conducted in accordance with social distancing guidelines….

Community Transit to operate on Sunday schedule Thanksgiving Day

Community Transit will operate limited bus service on Thanksgiving Day and return to a regular schedule the following day, Friday, Nov. 27. Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day) Snohomish County local bus and DART service: Sunday schedule.  Snohomish County commuter service to downtown Seattle and University District: No service. Sound Transit service from Snohomish County: Route…

Need help kicking the smoking habit? Try the Washington State Quitline

Since November 2000, the Washington State Quitline has provided free, personalized tobacco cessation counseling and medication to tens of thousands of callers. This year, the North American Quitline Consortium ranked Washington’s quitline second in the nation for its participant quit rate. “The quitline is successful because it helps people help themselves to reach their own…

Sponsor spotlight: How to solve a storage shortage in your home

As communities across the country practice social distancing to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, you might have more people in your home than usual. Whether it’s your college student who has moved home earlier than expected, or young kids spending more time at home than normal, finding storage for blankets, clothes, books,…

Crews begin light rail construction across Interstate 5

Sound Transit crews working on the Lynnwood Link Extension this weekend are building falsework for span supports that will allow the light rail alignment to cross over Interstate 5 in Mountlake Terrace. Southbound lanes of I-5 will be closed overnight both Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21-22, south from 220th Street Southwest to SR 104 . Falsework…

Sound Transit board approves 2021 service changes to reflect Northgate Link opening

The Sound Transit Board of Directors has approved changes to service in 2021, reflecting the expected opening of Northgate Link in September 2021. The new service plan, which incorporates input from 1,900 people who responded to a survey about the proposed changes, maintains the reduced service levels implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under…

Reminder: City to offer free COVID testing at Edmonds-Woodway HS Nov. 23

The City of Edmonds is partnering with the Verdant Health Commission and Medical Teams International to provide free, non-invasive COVID-19 testing Monday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Edmonds Woodway High School South parking lot (enter off of 76th Avenue West). This is a drive-thru event, but walk-ups will not be turned…

Inslee announces additional $135 million in COVID-19 financial support

Gov. Jay Inslee Friday announced additional financial support funds for families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor was joined by Lisa Brown, Department of Commerce director, for the announcement. “We know this pandemic is taking an economic toll,” Inslee said during a press conference Friday. “On Sunday we announced $50 million in…

Body found behind college building Thursday identified as man missing since Oct. 16

The body of a man found behind an Edmonds College building Thursday, Nov. 19 was identified Friday as 29-year-old Sawyer West, who had been reported missing after leaving a care facility in Edmonds Oct. 16. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said that West, of Snohomish, died by suicide. Lynnwood police responded to the Edmonds College…

Shop small during ‘First Dibs’ event in downtown Edmonds Nov. 27-Dec. 6

Remember when you were a kid and wanted the best seat in the car or the last piece of dessert? You called out “dibs!” Edmonds has its own version of the best stuff, First Dibs. The event was started over 15 years ago, spearheaded by Robert Boehlke of HouseWares to kick off the holiday gift-giving…

Fitness Corner: How do you want to show up for your future self?

This has been an unprecedented and overwhelming year. Even as we move into winter, COVID is not letting up. Our lives have been compromised by the significant consequences of this pandemic and we all feel the cumulative and collective stress and worry. We’ve figured out various ways to cope this year, and with good reason…

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