Edmonds Waterfront Center announces Great Decisions 2021 discussion program

The Edmonds Waterfront Center is launching a Great Decisions discussion program in March that will focus on eight critical global issues facing America and the world today. This program is in partnership with the International Baccalaureate program at Edmonds-Woodway High School, and several students will participate in the discussions. Larry Fuell, retired Director of the Global…

High school sports roundup for March 2, 2021

After nearly a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Edmonds School District high school sports teams this week began an abbreviated three-season schedule of competition. We are presenting daily roundups of results, as well as photos of team competitions from across the district. Boys Tennis Edmonds-Woodway defeated Meadowdale 7-0 Singles: Russell Anderson (EW) defeated…

Challenge for Change Virtual 5K puts focus on health and wellness

More than 350 people participated in last weekend’s inaugural Challenge for Change Virtual 5K, part of the Edmonds School District’s Black Lives Matter Month of Action. The event raised more than $7,300 for additional Black Lives Matter Year of Purpose events, such as Arts in Action on March 12. Arts is Action is a student…

Edmonds underwater photographer announces ‘Planet Ocean’ book for ages 9-14

Underwater photographer and Edmonds resident Annie Crawley has released a new book for ages 9-14, Planet Ocean: Why We All Need A Healthy Ocean. Crawley is the photographer for the 64-page Junior Library Guild Selection book, written by Patricia Newman. While world maps show five ‘oceans,’ Crawley notes that there is only one ocean and it’s”the…

Our Underwater Backyard: ‘I speak up for the ocean because it gives us life’

My Edmonds News is publishing monthly stories and photographs from the Edmonds Underwater Park, with features written by members of the youth Dive Team led by Annie Crawley, Edmonds underwater photographer, filmmaker, writer and ocean advocate. The smell of seaweed, the blustering wind, the sand under your feet, or the waves making a small crash on the…

My Edmonds News Daily Legislative Report: March 1, 2021 – School computers

My Edmonds News presents the Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. The House Floor debated Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1365, concerning school computers and devices. The bill passed the House 59-39, moving onto the Senate for consideration. For more information on House Bill 1365 – https://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary/?billNumber=1365&year=2021&initiative=False For more complete information on…

Restaurant News brief: Real estate agent raising funds for Edmonds restaurants

Maxwell McKinley and his father Buz are the agents at McKinley Sound Properties, affiliated with Windermere Edmonds. The younger McKinley said Windermere Edmonds’ support of community events has inspired him to support our local restaurant entrepreneurs. He and friend Ryan Hoff cooked up a plan (pardon the pun) to extend support — the monetary kind — to…

Reminder: Edmonds International Women’s Day virtual event set for March 7-8

The third annual Edmonds International Women’s Day 2021 is coming up Sunday and Monday, March 7-8, with a roster of speakers set for virtual sessions both days. Edmonds resident Alicia Crank founded the original event in 2019, and is once again spearheading it — this year virtually due to COVID. With the theme #ChooseToChallenge, International Women’s…

Sponsor spotlight: Organized business records save time and money

Here are some suggestions to help you master the art of documenting and organizing your business now and in the future. Document policies and procedures. Write down daily responsibilities, skills needed to complete tasks related to these responsibilities, and the location of all paper and electronic files. Appoint and cross-train backup staff to ensure these daily…

Edmonds College receives First-gen Forward designation, national honor for commitment to first-generation student success

The Center for First-generation Student Success has selected Edmonds College as a member of the 2021-22 First-gen Forward cohort, in recognition of the college’s support of first-generation students. First-gen Forward is the nation’s first recognition program acknowledging higher education institutions for their commitments to first-generation student success. Selected institutions receive professional development, community-building experiences, and…

CarLotz opens in Lynnwood  

CarLotz, the nation’s largest consignment-to-retail, used-vehicle marketplace, recently announced it has opened a store in Lynnwood. The store, located at 20612 Highway 99, is the company’s first on the West Coast. Here’s a summary of our conversation with CarLotz’ co-founder and CEO, Michael Bor. Tell us about CarLotz.   CarLotz was founded because we were frustrated with…

Reminder: Snohomish County councilmembers sponsoring COVID-19 vaccine town hall March 2

Snohomish County Council Chair Stephanie Wright and Vice Chair Megan Dunn will be co-hosting a regional remote Town Hall Meeting regarding vaccines and vaccine distribution in Snohomish County on Tuesday, March 2 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.. Panelists will include Dr. Chris Spitters and Shawn Fredrick from the Snohomish Health District, Jason Biermann from Snohomish County Department of Emergency…

Planners, consultants address concerns about expansion of bike lanes citywide

From residents concerned about losing parking spaces to bicyclists looking forward to a safer ride, dozens of attendees interested in a plan to place bike lanes in several Edmonds neighborhoods gathered for a virtual open house Feb. 24. The meeting was led by Ryan Hague, City of Edmonds capital projects manager, and included several city…

Edmonds City Council candidate Will Chen says he’s running for Position 2

The race for Edmonds City Council Position 2 has just become more crowded, as council candidate Will Chen says he has decided to seek that seat. Chen announced his candidacy in January but at the time had not chosen which position to file for. Chen — who runs a CPA firm just off Edmonds’ Highway…

Council scheduled to revisit draft tree code at March 2 meeting

Further consideration of the draft Edmonds tree code and a proclamation honoring the life of late Edmonds Port Commissioner Mary Lou Block are among the items on the Tuesday, March 2 Edmonds City Council meeting agenda. Other agenda topics include: – A review of the city’s 2021 carryforward budget amendment and a 2020 year-end finance presentation….

Lower Sounder commuter train fares take effect March 1

O RCA LIFT, Youth and Regional Reduced Fare permit holders will be able to ride Sounder at a new, reduced fare starting Monday, March 1. The new fares will make Sounder more accessible and simplify Sound Transit’s fares system-wide by bringing Sounder fares in line with Link light rail and ST Express bus fares for…

45th annual DeMiero Jazz Fest streaming March 4-6

The DeMiero Jazz Fest is bigger than ever with a world-class lineup, as well as a student mass-choir consisting of hundreds of students from across the U.S. The virtual festival, which focuses on vocal jazz ensembles, kicked off in October with weekly online masterclasses and will culminate with clinics between renowned jazz educators and choirs,…

Edmonds College Foundation to hold annual fundraising gala virtually April 21-24

The Edmonds College Foundation will hold its annual fundraising gala online April 21-24. This is the foundation’s second virtual gala since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 event attracted over 250 guests and raised more than $270,000 for student success. Funds raised this year will help the foundation continue providing scholarships, emergency funding…

It’s a busy time for K9 Search and Rescue teams

Every year, hundreds of people go missing: elders with dementia, children, hikers, mushroom pickers, hunters, and more. You may not think about them, but we do. Every year in the Pacific Northwest brings the risk of building collapses from major earthquakes or the risk of people buried in landslides or avalanches. You may not train…

EPIC Poetry Group Poet’s Corner: Winter Limbs, Call for Justice, Change Just Is

(Updated Feb. 28 with additional poem that was unintentionally omitted.) Here’s the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Winter Limbs Bordering road and farm statuesque, boughs stretched upward big leaf maple proudly displays her bare bones Draw near and see her branches are not barren but gracefully draped with…

Kitsap County man arrested after being found with missing 12-year-old Lynnwood girl

A 32-year-old Kitsap County man was arrested Friday after he was found with a 12-year-old Lynnwood girl who had been reported missing, according to the Lynnwood Police Department. With assistance from the FBI and Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, Lynnwood police detectives arrested the man, who is accused of arranging to meet and then drive the…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Feb. 16-22, 2021

Feb. 16 9300 block 244th Street Southwest: Vehicles in an apartment complex were found open and prowled. A subject was seen looking into cars and pulling door handles. 9300 block 244th Street Southwest: A vehicle was prowled at an apartment complex. A vehicle was entered, no but property was stolen. 9500 block 244th Street Southwest:…

My Edmonds News Daily Legislative Report: Feb. 26, 2021 – School health, prison medical

My Edmonds News presents the Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. The House debated Substitute House Bill 1225, which establishes a school-based health center program office within the department of health. The bill passed the house, 60-36, moving onto the Senate for consideration. Lawmakers also debated Substitute House Bill 1348, which focuses…

Sponsor spotlight: From salmon tacos to clam chowder, Scotty’s Food Truck satisfies

Expand your culinary horizons at Scotty’s Food Truck and try their yummy salmon tacos or a steaming bowl of their clam chowder, packed with chopped clams, potatoes and bacon. These and other entrees on available on a weekly basis as Chef Scotty visits Edmonds’ Five Corners neighborhood Thursday-Saturday. Scotty’s focuses on fresh ingredients and seafood-based dishes,…

Highway 99 open house showcases City of Edmonds plans to enhance safety

A group of citizens joined city officials and project consultants remotely Thursday evening for the Highway 99 Corridor Project open house to learn about and provide feedback on a host of planned improvements — all aimed at enhancing safety along the corridor. “The big goal of this project is to reduce vehicle crashes on the…

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