South County Fire reunites family with Pearl Harbor survivor’s memorabilia

Edmonds resident Kim Sharpe is a Navy veteran, and also works with South County Fire as its veterans outreach coordinator. “So it was just by coincidence (and) good luck,” he said, that the woman who showed up recently at Lynnwood Fire Station 15 with a shadow box of unknown origins happened to encounter him. Fire…

Woodway Town Council set to bid farewell to police chief during May 17 meeting

The Woodway Town Council will say an official farewell to its retiring police chief, Doug Hansen, during its May 17, 2021 virtual meeting. The meeting will be held virtually at 6 p.m. via Microsoft Teams with the option of calling in via telephone. Click here to access the full meeting packet. To call into the…

EPIC Poetry Group: Poet’s Corner — Jack’s Pass Ritual, Piccadilly Circus

Here is the latest installment of Poet’s Corner, presented by the Edmonds-based EPIC Poetry Group. Jack’s Pass Ritual Fallen tree trunks casually balanced on young men’s shoulders. Bare-chested foragers, continuous ant parade. August perspiration work preparation for the coming darkness. The girls huddle teardrop diamond ring beauty weddings discussed. Fresh & clean in the woods unaware…

Sponsor spotlight: Outdoor living design ideas

With more time spent at home this year, getting some fresh air and spending time outside the home is growing in popularity. Even before the pandemic, the demand for outdoor living space has been growing. A majority of home buyers (87%) ranked “patio” among the top essential features in a home, according to a recent…

High school sports roundup for May 14, 2021

Boys Wrestling Lynnwood defeated Jackson 48-21 106—double forfeit; 113—Nathan Gibson (J) decision over Phillipe Ban (L) 15-12; 120—Double forfeit; 126—Brayan Nunez (L) won by forfeit; 132—Janah Kummah (J) won by forfeit; 138—Kaden Myers (L) pinned Aiden Valentine (J) 4:20; 145—Jacob Lykken(J) won by forfeit; 152—Larry Georger (J) pinned Timothy Johann (L) 2:15; 160—Coty Green (L) won…

Edmonds Police Blotter: May 4-10, 2021

May 4 7300 block 213th Place Southwest: A motorcycle was reported stolen from a residence. 21500 block 73rd Place West: The laundry room of an apartment complex was vandalized. 23500 block Edmonds Way: Police took protective custody of a runaway juvenile. This was not the first time the child had run away. 21600 block Highway…

State health officials link yogurt to multi-county E. coli outbreak

During the ongoing investigation into an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, the Washington State Department of Health has identified a likely link to PCC Community Market brand yogurt produced by Pure Eire Dairy. Pure Eire Dairy is working with the state Department of Agriculture to identify and recall all affected products. Anyone who has PCC Community…

Edmonds School Board discusses plans for return to in-person learning this fall

With plans to return students to in-person learning starting this fall, the Edmonds School Board Monday night discussed several matters that need to be addressed before the school district brings students back to classrooms five days a week. During the board’s regular school building re-entry briefing, Superintendent Gustavo Balderas announced plans to offer students the…

County planning for Evergreen State Fair 11-day opening in late summer 2021

Snohomish County said that plans are being developed to open an 11-day Evergreen State Fair at the Evergreen State Fair Park in Monroe this year from Aug. 26-31 and Sept. 2-6. The fair will be closed Sept. 1. This year’s theme: “Back in the Saddle Again – Open for Fun in 2021” reflects the anticipation…

Four bills sponsored by Sen. Marko Liias signed into law

Four bills sponsored by 21st District Sen. Marko Liias were signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee earlier this week: SB 5313 – Gender Affirming Treatment Act The Gender Affirming Treatment Act will prohibit health insurers from denying or limiting coverage for gender affirming treatment that is consistent with a protected gender expression or identity, is medically necessary, and is…

Edmonds School District automotive performance club sweeps state competition

High school students in the Edmonds School District’s Automotive Training Program recently took home top honors at the Washington State SkillsUSA championships. The SkillsUSA automotive service technology competition was held virtually this year and has two different skills divisions – automotive service and automotive maintenance. Students who receive gold medals at the state level then advance…

High school sports roundup for May 13, 2021

Boys Basketball Kamiak defeated Edmonds-Woodway 66-46  Scoring highlights Kamiak: Brendan Beier  21, Jaye Ohonme 18, Glenn Wabaluku 8, Sahib Hara 6, Zach Meyer 5, Nolan Martin 4, Chance Loudenback 2, Ben Ferrara 2 Edmonds-Woodway: Adonai Daniel 19, Gibby Marshall-Inman 9, Jacob Gabler 6, Steven Warren 5, Dillon Rundorf 4, Steele Swinton 2, Neil Traver 1…

Sponsor spotlight: Edmonds Arts Festival opens virtual poster shop

Edmonds Arts Festival posters are known for their beautiful and eye-catching art. However, those posters can be hard to come by once the festival is over. The good news is, now you can get copies of all the Edmonds Arts Festival posters in our new and improved festival merchandise shop. Each year, the festival board…

Time to register for Rotary Club of Edmonds virtual photo contest

Photo buffs are invited to take part in a photography contest with a twist: the Edmonds Photomarathon, scheduled virtually this year for Saturday, June 12. Registration is open now for the annual photomarathon, organized by the Rotary Club of Edmonds, provides an opportunity to view the community through a new lens. The event is one…

Prep boys basketball: Mariner dominates Meadowdale

The Meadowdale boys basketball team took to the road for the second game of the season Thursday night, only to run into the buzzsaw that was the Mariner Marauders. The Marauders jumped on the Mavs early and never looked back on their way to a decisive 77-32 win in The Tank at Mariner High School….

Snohomish PUD launches electric vehicle charger rebates for business customers

Snohomish County PUD is now offering commercial, industrial and multi-family customers a rebate for the purchase and installation of qualifying Level 2 connected Energy Star electric vehicle (EV) chargers at their facilities. Rebates apply to both new and existing facilities: New construction facilities are eligible for a $500 rebate per port. Existing facilities requiring infrastructure…

Sponsor spotlight: 10 things to know before getting a CoolSculpting treatment

Seeing “trouble areas” in the mirror? Clothes not fitting like they used to? Are you exercising, but can’t seem to get rid of stubborn fat? Want help eliminating fat in these “trouble areas” without surgery or downtime? CoolSculpting — offered by PUR Skin Clinic in downtown Edmonds — is a non-surgical, non-invasive body contouring treatment…

City of Edmonds 2022 tourism promotion grant applications due May 28

You have two weeks to apply for grant awards from the City of Edmonds Lodging Tax Fund to promote 2022 events and programs in Edmonds that attract visitors from outside Edmonds. The City of Edmonds Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) provides recommendations on the usage of city lodging tax revenue for the purposes of tourism…

High school sports roundup for May 12, 2021

Girls Basketball Jackson defeated Edmonds-Woodway 51-36 Scoring highlights Edmonds-Woodway: Hazel Mills 13 Kaddy Kongira 11 Records: Jackson 1-0; Edmonds-Woodway 0-1 Edmonds-Woodway next game: at Kamiak; Friday May 14; 7:15 p.m. Cedarcrest defeated Mountlake Terrace 68-43 Scoring highlights Cedarcrest: Jaylin Yowell 21 Sidra Griffin 12 Ava Erhardt 12 Mountlake Terrace: Mya Davis 22 Records: Cedarcrest 1-0; Mountlake…

Inslee announces statewide reopening date of June 30

Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday announced that the state is moving toward a statewide June 30 reopening date and that all counties in Washington will move to Phase 3 of the Healthy WA: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan effective May 18 until June 30. The announcement comes after the governor paused phase movement for two weeks…

Edmonds School District planning to offer full-time in-person learning option this fall

The Edmonds School District is planning to return students to full-time in-person learning at the start of the 2021-22 school year, according to district leaders. At the Edmonds School Board of Directors’ May 11 business meeting, Superintendent Gustavo Balderas said the district intends to offer students the option to return to in-person leaning five days…

Alderwood Terrace Rotary honors Edmonds School District April Educators of the Month

Every month, a group of schools select a staff member as Educator of the Month. The Rotary Club of Alderwood Terrace then holds an awards ceremony to honor the awardees. The following school staff were honored in April: Westgate Elementary School – Carrie Hamilton-Engbert, Elizabeth Nogales, Mary Gilman and Tamera McKenzie Kindergarten teachers “They have…

Reminder: Virtual Health and Fitness Expo May 15-22

It’s time for the annual Health and Fitness Expo, sponsored by City of Edmonds Parks and Recreation, Move 60!, the Edmonds School District and Verdant Health Commission to promote health and fitness for families that live in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier. This year’s Health and Fitness Expo is virtual, and participants will have…

1st Security Bank adopts new home mortgage closing program

Mountlake Terrace-based 1st Security Bank said Wednesday it has adopted a new Hybrid/eNote program to increase the efficiency of its mortgage closing process while decreasing its environmental impact. The platform enables home mortgage clients to conveniently sign most of their closing documents from any location with web access, resulting in a faster, more secure process…

Prep boys basketball: Warriors drop first game of season to Timberwolves

The Edmonds Woodway boys basketball team started the 2021 season on the road in The Den at Jackson High School, facing off against the 4A Timberwolves Tuesday night. After getting out to an early lead, the Warriors were unable to maintain it, dropping the season opener 56-45. Edmonds-Woodway posted the first seven points of the…

Council starts conversation about housing recommendations; receives update on development projects

During its Tuesday, May 11 business meeting, the Edmonds City Council began considering next steps for reviewing recommendations made by the Edmonds Citizens Housing Commisison, and also was updated on development projects citywide — from single-family homes to apartments to commercial projects. Many of those projects were highlighted through photos shared by Edmonds Building Official Leif…

Salomon’s driver’s license suspension reform bill signed into law

A bill that removes non-payment of moving violation-based traffic infractions from a list of actions that can lead to criminal enforcement of license suspensions was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday. SB 5226, sponsored by 32nd District State Sen. Jesse Salomon, removes criminal penalties for an inability to pay traffic fines. Under…

County leaders say COVID-19 case rates remain flat, are hopeful to stay in Phase 3

Snohomish County leaders said during a May 11 briefing that due to stable COVID-19 case rates they are hopeful the county will be able to remain in Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan when Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide two-week pause on counties’ phase movement is expected to end next week….

10 district students selected for T-Mobile developer internship

Ten Edmonds School District juniors were accepted into the T-Mobile Full Stack Developer Career Launch Program. Each will participate in a paid internship this summer with T-Mobile and will take at least one Running Start class per quarter at Edmonds College next year in their Full Stack Developer Certificate program. A full stack developer is…

Yost Pool set to begin operations starting June 14

  The City of Edmonds Tuesday released a tentative schedule for the opening of its outdoor Yost Pool, with lap, recreational and family swim times available starting June 14. Dale Turner YMCA will again be operating the pool this summer under COVID safety guidelines. Pool users will be required to register and pay in advance for…

Sponsor spotlight: Many different dinner options at Scotty’s Food Truck

Want a healthier choice for dinner this week? Stop in at Scotty’s Food Truck and have his famous blackened salmon Caesar salads. Grab the kids an order of crunchy, moist fish and chips. Serving a crowd? Order a couple “hunks ” of blackened salmon to take home. The salmon is great on top of creamy…

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