Thousands without power Sunday afternoon

Thousands in South Snohomish County were left without power Sunday afternoon as strong winds and heavy rain hit the area. The Snohomish County PUD outage map reflected numerous outages, including Edmunds, Woodway, Brier, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. There is no exact ETA for power restoration but more information can be found at here.

Pumpkin carvers get creative during Edmonds contest

It was a ghoulish Saturday at the Edmonds Waterfront Center during a pumpkin-carving contest for all ages. The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce partnered with a number of local businesses for the Saturday event. Six winners from three categories emerged as pumpkin-carving champions, with the youngest group, age 0-6, showcasing dozens of emerging artists, showing off…

Week of trick-or-treating at Edmonds businesses starts Tuesday, Oct. 26

To celebrate Halloween safely this year, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a week-long trick-or-treat event, starting Tuesday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 31. Children and adults can get dressed up and trick-or-treat at participating businesses. To see the full list and map and hours of businesses, click on the map here. In addition, the…

Friend of Edmonds Library hosting poetry panel with EPIC Group Writers Oct. 28

Registration is open for the Friends of the Edmonds Library’s Thursday, Oct. 28 program, featuring local poets from EPIC Group Writers. Poet panelists Gerald Bigelow, James Backstrom and Kristina Stapleton will discuss their inspiration, their approach and their poems. There will be time for questions and answers, and for attendees to share their own poetry…

Public hearing Oct. 27 on proposed Snohomish County Council district map changes

The Snohomish County Districting Committee is hosting another public meeting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 to discuss updates to county council district boundaries. Members of the public can attend virtually or in person to learn more about draft map proposals and submit public comment on redrawing council districts. Every 10 years, county council district…

Local pianist gets back in weekly groove at Edmonds Waterfront Center

Can we please just get back normal? We all wish it could be so. One local pianist and singer truly is happy this week. Being blind and autistic, Edmonds resident Nick Baker feels the need to return to normal a bit more acutely. Nick began his local performance career at the former Edmonds Senior Center…

Community Transit’s proposed 2022 budget now available for public comment

Community Transit has released its 2022 proposed budget, with a public hearing set for Thursday, Nov. 4. Key initiatives, the agency said, include construction of the Swift Orange Line, Community Transit’s third bus rapid transit line; planning for light rail connections at Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Shoreline in 2021; and continuing the development of its long-range…

Scene in Edmonds: Volunteers work to restore fish and wildlife habitat at marsh

On Saturday, City of Edmonds Parks Department staff members and volunteers from Sound Salmon Solutions Edmonds Stewards and Meadowdale and Edmonds-Woodway High Schools worked collaboratively to restore fish and wildlife habitat on the north end of the Edmonds Marsh. Over 50 volunteers showed up eager to work despite predictions of pending rain. At least half…

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County to present free Business Resiliency Forum Nov. 3

The Economic Alliance of Snohomish County will present a free virtual Business Resiliency Forum Wednesday, Nov. 3. Program highlights include: – A presentation on the “State of Talent,” by Dr. Jenée Myers Twitchell, Washington STEM – A presentation on “Addressing the Workforce Shortage” by Joy Emory, Workforce Snohomish – A panel on “Talent Shaping Our Workforce,”…

Department of Health: Booster doses now available for all three COVID-19 vaccine types

The Washington State Department of Health is expanding the use of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses for certain individuals following recommendations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup. Last month, health care providers began offering booster…

Several overnight closures ahead at the SR 104 and I-5 interchange Oct. 25-29

A reminder that several on-ramps and off-ramps at the SR 104 and I-5 interchange will close overnight next week while Sound Transit contractor crews continue work on the Lynnwood Light Rail extension. All eastbound and westbound lanes of SR 104 at the I-5 interchanges will close at 8 p.m. nightly Monday Oct. 25 through the…

Sponsor spotlight: Remodeling projects to reenergize your home

Sweater weather a has arrived. Are the falling leaves, along with pumpkin spice lattes and football games, inspiring you to tackle your interior home improvement projects? Remodeling your home can pay off in personal enjoyment and comfort and improve the value of your home. A professional remodeler can provide guidance on home improvement projects that…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Oct. 12-18, 2021

Oct. 12 1000 block B Avenue South: A man was arrested for prowling a vehicle. 8200 block 234th Street Southwest: A man was arrested for malicious mischief and assault against his parent. 24100 block Highway 99: A man was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle. He and a woman were given referrals for drug…

Prep football: Royals celebrate Senior Night with win over Mavs

Lynnwood’s Anthony Hooker celebrated Senior Night in style for the Royals, scoring four times in the rout of their crosstown counterparts from Meadowdale, 48-6. The win is the fourth in a row for Lynnwood. Hooker scored on runs of 8 yards, 4 yards, 6 yards and 1 yard. Starting quarterback Julius Heudorf added three more…

Reminder: Edmonds Port Commission meeting agenda for Oct. 25, 2021

October 25, 2021 7:00 pm I. CALL TO ORDER II. FLAG SALUTE III. CONSENT AGENDA A. Approval of Agenda B. Approval of October 11, 2021 Meeting Minutes C. Approval of Payments IV. PUBLIC COMMENTS (For any issues not already on the Agenda; 3 minute limit) V. PUBLIC HEARING A. 2022 Preliminary Budget VI. POSSIBLE ACTION…

Saturday pumpkin-carving contest moved indoors

Due to likely wind and rain, the pumpkin-carving contest sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and the Edmonds Waterfront Center has been moved indoors. The pumpkin carving will now take place in “The Studio” on the Waterfront Center’s main floor. It starts at 11 a.m. with the judging at 1 p.m. There will be…

South County Fire seeks public comments on redistricting proposal

South County Fire is seeking public comment on a plan to update fire commissioner election districts to address population changes identified in the 2020 census. The regional fire authority (RFA) is governed by a board of seven fire commissioners: two elected at-large and five elected from commissioner districts. Law requires election districts to be updated…

Louie Cantu: An Air Force veteran, he ran his own upholstery business

Louie Cantu Luis “Louie” D. Cantu went to be with the Lord on October 15, 2021. Louie and his loving wife, Marylou, shared 67 years of marriage together. Louie was born in Corpus Christi TX on Jan. 14, 1933. Louie was the son of Juan M. Cantu & Cleotilde D. Cantu. Louie is survived by…

Community Transit Van GO program awarding surplus vans to local non-profit agencies

Community Transit will award up to 12 surplus passenger vans to local non-profit organizations to meet transportation demands within the community. In the past, nonprofits have used the vans to help serve people experiencing homelessness and others in need of a ride. Vehicles will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and agencies with 501(c)3 status that…

Berkshire Hathaway Edmonds office accepting food bank donations

The Edmonds office of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Northwest Real Estate is accepting donations for a food drive going on now through Oct. 31. Donations can be made at their office, located at 505 5th Ave. S. Ste. 104, in downtown Edmonds or you can call 425-778-2101 to arrange for pickup. Checks made out to…

Under the weather: Fall storms ahead as we finish up October

At this point in the year, we are no strangers to storms and the rain and wind that tend to come with them. If you’ve lived in Western Washington for any length of time, you are likely familiar with the idea of “storm season.” Even if you aren’t familiar with this concept, you’re about to…

Edmonds Municipal Court new relicensing program to start Nov. 2

Edmonds Municipal Court said it will begin its new relicensing program on Nov. 2, with the goal of helping people get their driver’s licenses and drive legally while making payments toward outstanding fines and fees. Individuals who have unresolved fines, tickets or other legal financial obligations are encouraged to take advantage of the relicensing program…

Signs of the times: Local jobs go unfilled as labor shortage persists

We’ve all read the headlines- Amazon needs 12,000 more workers in the Seattle area Fed Ex re-routes 600,000 packages a day – not enough workers Washington state restaurants/hotels had 40,000 job openings this summer In Edmonds, “help wanted” signs still seem to pop up almost every block. Shubert Ho, co-owner of Salt & Iron, the…

COVID-19 pop-up booster shot clinic in Lynnwood Oct. 29

The Lynnwood-based Korean Women’s Association is hosting a pop-up vaccine clinic offering COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots, as well as first doses for those who have not been vaccinated, on Friday, Oct. 29 at the Lynnwood Ju Clinic parking lot, 4629 168th St. S.W. Unit F. Call 425-742-6396 to make an appointment, and also to request…

Aging in Place, Part 2.: Staying at home is not for everyone.

I once heard someone say that we expect to live a robust life until we’re 85, then croak. My parents, Vern and Nita, had a sweet little home in Payson, Arizona. Mom had her garden and Dad had his shop where he created science demonstrations for the local elementary school kids, projects such as a…

Reminder: St. Alban’s next drive-thru food drive Oct. 23

Continuing its support of local food banks and its efforts to stem food insecurity, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Edmonds will again hold a drive-thru food drive for the local community on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donations of food and money go to local food banks for distribution. Recommended items…

High school sports roundup for Oct. 19, 2021

Girls Soccer Mountlake Terrace defeated Lynnwood 3-0 Mountlake Terrace goal scorers: – Veronica Gomez – Ava Hunt – Claire August Mountlake Terrace assist: – Dane Cortezzo Mountlake Terrace goalkeeper shutout: – Sierra Sonko Records: Mountlake Terrace 9-2-3; Lynnwood 3-10-1 Mountlake Terrace next match; vs Shorewood; Thursday Oct. 21; 7:30 p.m. at Lynnwood High School Lynnwood…

Snohomish County Arts Commission seeks art for Flowing Lake Park office

The Snohomish County Arts Commission is seeking an artist for two-dimensional interior artwork to be hung inside the Flowing Lake Park Ranger office lobby. This call-for-artists is open until Nov. 15, 2021. Flowing Lake County Park is located at 17900 48th S.E. in Snohomish. According to an arts commission announcement, it is unusual for parks to…

Reminder: Edmonds Chamber pumpkin-carving contest Saturday

Kick off the Halloween season with a pumpkin-carving contest this Saturday, Oct. 23, sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and the Edmonds Waterfront Center. The pumpkin carving, which takes place in the parking lot under the eaves, starts at 11 a.m. with the judging at 1 p.m. There will be three age categories: 0…

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