Charity provides custom stuffed animals for children with special medical needs

Nonprofit organization Tubie Friends provides customized stuffed animals with feeding and other types of medical tubes attached to them to help make life easier for children who rely on such devices. The group will be holding its annual fundraising auction to benefit those charitable efforts later this month. Shannon Gonsalves is a teacher at Brier…

Two Edmonds School District students recognized for work with Boundless Washington program

Two teens from the Edmonds School District were recently recognized by the Washington State Senate as student leaders with disabilities for their involvement with the Boundless Washington program. The statewide program seeks to integrate fun, challenging outdoor activities with leadership development training for middle and high school students from various backgrounds who have physical and sensory disabilities….

PCC workers protest amid allegations of improper board campaign tactics

About a dozen PCC Community Markets employees gathered outside the Edmonds store Wednesday afternoon to protest recent allegations that the Seattle-based food cooperative’s board is discouraging members from voting for two board candidates who are also PCC grocery workers, The workers gathered outside the store at 9803 Edmonds Way, waving signs and handing out flyers…

My Edmonds News Daily Legislative Report: April 14, 2021 – Public telecom services

My Edmonds News presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. Senate lawmakers discussed Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1336, which would create and expand unrestricted authority for public entities to provide telecommunications services to users. The bill passed the House on Feb. 23 by a vote of 60-37, and passed the Senate…

SnoPUD earns 2021 Energy Star Award for excellence

For the second year in a row, Snohomish County PUD has been recognized for promotion of energy-efficiency products. The agency received the 2021 Energy Star Award for Excellence for promotional efforts in expanding energy-efficiency outreach and delivering 35,000 free Energy Star-certified energy-efficiency bundles to customer households, resulting in over 4.3 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) saved. Energy…

What’s up with Bank of America branch closure in Edmonds?

Readers have asked about the status of the Bank of America Branch at 3rd Avenue and Main Street in downtown Edmonds, which has a sign stating it is closed “due to circumstances beyond our control.” We posed the question to Britney Sheehan, Bank of America senior vice president and media relations manager, and here’s what…

Letter to the editor: SOS received — Walkable Sunday is the balanced choice

Editor: As members of the Edmonds City Council, we have witnessed many changes in our city over the past 14 months and have supported every effort to assist the public and community businesses during this difficult period. We continue to support initiatives that keep Edmonds vibrant. The retailers and many in the community have asked…

Register now for April 22 virtual Edmonds Waterfront Center tour, opening

The community is invited to celebrate the grand opening of the Edmonds Waterfront Center on Thursday, April 22 with a virtual noontime tour featuring Edmonds resident Rick Steves, and a panel discussion. In addition, lunch will be available to order from the Waterfront Center’s Potlatch Bistro, owned by Edmonds restaurateur Shubert Ho, with pickup on…

High school sports roundup for April 13, 2021

Boys Soccer Meadowdale defeated Cedarcrest 4-1  Meadowdale goal scorers: -Theo Urkharman -Juan Alvarez -River Stewart -Devin Gibson Cedarcrest goal scorer: – Tomas Taboada Records: Meadowdale 2-1; Cedarcrest 0-3 Meadowdale next game: at Kamiak; Friday April 16; 7:30 p.m. Shorecrest defeated Lynnwood 2-0 No Lynnwood results reported Records: Shorecrest 3-0; Lynnwood 0-3 Lynnwood next game: vs…

Council unanimously approves amended tree regulations, hears from planning board

After weeks of discussion, the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved an amended version of tree regulations approved in early March — although there is still some wordsmithing to do. The 7-0 vote came after the council — led by Senior Planner Kernan Lien — laboriously worked through amendments to the regulations it approved March…

COVID-19 briefing: Snohomish County pauses adminstration of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

During the weekly Snohomish County briefing on COVID-19, County Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters announced Tuesday that effective immediately, the county is “putting a pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.” The rationale, he said, comes from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration…

Sound Transit Board seeks public input on managing revenue impacts, program realignment for future voter-approved projects

Through April 30, regional residents are encouraged to provide input to the Sound Transit Board of Directors on priorities for managing what the agency called “an unprecedented financial environment in its work to advance voter-approved transit projects that are not already under construction.” Sound Transit said it faces two major, simultaneous challenges. A pandemic-driven recession has severely reduced…

Edmonds School District welcomes third- through sixth-grade students back to in-person learning

Toting backpacks and sporting face masks, more students were welcomed back into school buildings Monday as third- through sixth-graders returned to in-person learning under the Edmonds School District’s school re-entry plan. Aiming to meet Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency proclamation issued last month to offer in-person learning to all students by April 19, the district welcomed…

Letter to the editor: Empowering people to ‘fish’

Editor: Before beginning financial counseling, I had balances on ten credit cards, car payments and I was paying on student loans. The rest of the budget consisted of rent, food, medical care, toiletries, laundry, with little to negative room for other items. Without judgment, my financial counselor guided me on creating a realistic budget. She…

My Edmonds News Daily Legislative Report: April 13, 2021 – Juvenile attorney access

My Edmonds News presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. Senate lawmakers debated Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1140, which would provide juveniles with access to attorneys when contacted by law enforcement. The House passed the bill 56-41 on March 2 and the Senate passed the bill 29-19 on April 11. The…

Learn more about pollinators during April 19 Edmonds Floretum Garden Club meeting

“Pollinators & What They’re Into” is the topic of the Monday, April 19, program presented by the Edmonds Floretum Garden Club. The virtual meeting begins with social time at 10:30 a.m., followed by a talk on floral design by Pricilla Krueger, at 11 a.m. and the program at 11:15 a.m. The presenter is Paul Bryant, a retired…

High school sports roundup for April 12, 2021

Softball Edmonds-Woodway defeated Mountlake Terrace 13-0 Annika Forseth pitched a complete game one-hit shutout and eight different Edmonds-Woodway players scored at least one run as the Warriors picked up their first win of the season. Highlights: Edmonds-Woodway Pitching: A Forseth 6 IP, 1 H, 2BB, 9K Edmonds-Woodway Batting: A Forseth 2-3, 2B, 1 BB, 3…

Edmonds Waterfront Center Virtual Trivia Night April 15

The Edmonds Waterfront Center is sponsoring a Virtual Trivia Night this Thursday, April 15. Join your friends or be placed on a team and make new friends. The top team will win the coveted Red Twig mug. You also have a chance to win individual prizes during lightning rounds. Check-in starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April…

FEMA offering financial assistance for COVID-related funeral expenses

If you have lost a loved one to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing financial assistance for coronavirus-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 202. The funds are provided under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. To apply,…

My Edmonds News Daily Legislative Report: April 12, 2021 – School equity training

My Edmonds News presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. House lawmakers debated Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5044, which would provide professional learning, equity, cultural competency and dismantling institutional racism in the public school system. The bill passed the Senate on Jan. 27 by a vote of 30-19, and passed the…

Sponsored: Irons Brothers seeking carpenter — $500 reward

Irons Brothers Construction is seeking a carpenter experienced in finish carpentry, quality control, customer service, major remodels, kitchen and bath and project management. A $500 referral fee will be paid upon the hire of a qualified candidate. Learn more at ironsbc.com/employment.

Snohomish County’s Litter Wranglers returning to county roads for 2021 season  

Snohomish County’s Litter Wranglers crew will returns to county roads this April to rustle up the rubbish for the first time since fall of 2019. The Litter Wranglers collected 10,554 bags of litter and cleaning more than 1,052 miles of Snohomish County roads during the program’s first two years in 2018 and 2019. “COVID-19 forced…

Sponsor spotlight: Tax return review tips

Prior to e-filing your tax return, you will need to review it. Here are some suggestions to ensure everything looks right. The Basics Confirm the basics for you, your spouse and your dependents: Double check the name, address, Social Security Numbers and proper identification of dependents that are under age 17 Double check filing status. Confirm…

Sponsor spotlight: What is blue light doing to your complexion?

Have you noticed more wrinkles, worsening skin laxity and hyperpigmentation lately? It could be damage from blue light. With the surge in screen time due to the pandemic, we are all spending more time on our devices: The screen of your cell phone, computer, TV and the majority of light bulbs all emit blue light….

City of Edmonds launches mobile-friendly website

As of last week, those visiting the City of Edmonds online at edmondswa.gov are viewing a new version of the city’s website. The new site migrated from an internally-hosted and maintained-server to a cloud-based, vendor-hosted platform. According to the city, the new website was a yearlong effort involving all city departments. As online consumption shifts…

PUD partners with manufacturers to offer smart thermostat discounts

To celebrate Earth Day, Snohomish County PUD is partnering with manufacturers to provide a combined limited time offer on Nest and ecobee smart thermostats for its customers through April 22. The offer includes manufacturer price discounts and PUD instant rebates on three smart thermostat models: Google Nest’s Snow and Charcoal thermostats and ecobee’s smart thermostat…

Letter to the editor: Rethink Walkable Main Street vs. Save Our Saturdays

Editor: I propose we continue Walkable Main Street (WMS) and work with retailers to explore options for improving their business… just as has been done with the restaurants. Retailers need to get creative.  That may mean making some investments to increase business….just as restaurants have done. Ideas around advertising, Special events, provide package delivery to…

EPIC Poetry Group Poet’s Corner: Safe from discovery, Ends, Ache, Mummy

Here’s the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group Safe from discovery I want to search and I want to find in one fell swoop, the discovery of the real root. I want answers and I want to know how this hidden menace came to grow. I think of secrets…

Donate at Lynnwood’s Washington Federal Bank for Meadowdale Key Club food drive

Meadowdale High School’s Key Club and the Edmonds Kiwanis are sponsoring a food drive, and donations can be made at the Lynnwood branch of Washington Federal Bank, 5809 196th St. S.W. across from Big Lots. Food donations will go to young people in the Edmonds School District who are  struggling with hunger. Drop off your…

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