Budget deliberations, utility rate increase before Edmonds City Council Dec. 7

Continued discussions on the City of Edmonds 2023 draft budget, a proposal to increase utility rates in 2023 and a one-year contract for city attorney services are among the items set to be discussed during two Edmonds City Council special meetings and a regular business meeting Tuesday, Dec. 7. The first special meeting, which starts…

Creative District topic of Dec. 6 Connect Edmonds event sponsored by Edmonds Chamber

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is hosting another after-hours Connect Edmonds event, this time from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Leftcraft, 519 Main St., Edmonds. Did you know that Edmonds has the distinct designation as Washington’s first ever certified Creative District? Todd Tatum, the City of Edmonds new economic development director, will share more about…

Public menorah-lighting ceremony in Lynnwood Dec. 18

Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County invites all to celebrate the Festival of Lights with the 11th annual Menorah Lighting and Celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The event will feature the lighting of the 9-footMenorah, holiday treats, face painting, personal Menorah kits and a Hanukkah musical performance by…

Book a tour through Dec. 31 and Rick Steves will give back to nonprofits

Edmonds-based Rick Steves’ Europe has a Season’s Givings holiday offer that gives you the opportunity to support nonprofit organizations when you book a Rick Steves tour. Book a seat on any 2023 tour between now and Dec. 31, 2022, and save $100 when you enter the promo code: GIVE23 (new bookings only). Then pick one…

Reader view: The changing seasons at the Edmonds Marsh

The day was gray and blustery. The first snow of winter had fallen the day before and more was forecast for the next day. I was on my way to the Edmonds Marsh Estuary with my camera. My mission was to do some photography of the area through the seasons. My photo journaling began unexpectedly…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Nov. 23-29, 2022

Nov. 23 20100 block Ballinger Way Northeast: A subject was arrested for an outstanding warrant. 6900 block 176th Street Southwest: Victim reported unauthorized ATM withdrawal from checking account. 23000 block 94th Place West: Police responded to a civil dispute regarding child custody. 400 block 3rd Avenue South: Report of a vehicle stolen overnight. 7700 block…

Woodway Town Council to meet Dec. 5

The Woodway Town Council will have its final meeting of 2o22 starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5. Items of interest include: 2022 budget amendment Reappointment of Woodway Planning Commissioners Lisa Marquart and John Rettenmier Comprehensive Plan Update – direction to the planning commission regarding affordable housing There will be two opportunities for public comments….

Sponsor spotlight: Secure your home for the winter cold

While snow or extreme cold may not be frequent for us in the Pacific Northwest, when we experience even moderate snow falls or brief cold snaps during the winter, these temperatures can take a big toll on your home. Winter weather can also knock out heat, power and other services to your home, sometimes for…

High school sports roundup for Dec. 2, 2022

Boys basketball Mark Morris defeated Mountlake Terrace 63-58 Top scorers: Mark Morris- Kobe Parlin 28 Mountlake Terrace- Zaveon Jones 19 Records: Mark Morris 1-0; Mountlake Terrace 0-1 Mountlake Terrace next game: vs Marysville Pilchuck; Tuesday, Dec. 6; 7:15 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School Inglemoor defeated Lynnwood 62-58 No details reported Records: Inglmoor 1-1; Lynnwood…

Edmonds Civic Roundtable to host 2nd annual holiday reception with elected officials Dec. 12

Edmonds Civic Roundtable (ECR) is sponsoring its second annual holiday reception with elected officials on Monday, Dec. 12, from 5-7 p.m. at Salish Sea Brewing Company Boathouse, 180 West Dayton St., Suite 102, Edmonds. It’s an opportunity for both ECR members and the public to meet and thank elected officials for their service to ther community as well as…

I-5 express lanes in Seattle to remain southbound this weekend

The Interstate 5 express lanes in Seattle will remain southbound for the weekend — from Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. until Monday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. — because of weather-related road conditions, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said. Normally, the express lanes operate in the southbound direction weekdays from 5-11 a.m….

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office announces new crime, jail data dashboard

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has developed an interactive digital dashboard that encompasses crime data, crime trends, domestic violence data, weapons offenses and data from the Snohomish County Jail. The new public dashboard is now available on the sheriff’s office website and updates each week. Historically, sheriff’s office crime data was published at the end…

High school sports roundup for Dec. 1, 2022

Girls basketball Glacier Peak defeated Meadowdale 65-60 The Grizzlies overcame a 30-21 halftime deficit to defeat the Mavericks in a non-conference season-opening game. Brynna Pukis scored 29 points for Glacier Peak, including 12 points in the fourth quarter. Gia Powell led the Mavericks with 23 points. Glacier Peak top scorers: Brynna Pukis 29, Kylani Rookstool 11,…

Gesa Credit Union hosting Stock-the-Sock Holiday Toy Drive

Gesa Credit Union is partnering with Local Heroes groups across Washington for its 7th annual Stock-the-Sock Holiday Toy Drive. From now until Dec. 19, community members are encouraged to donate toys in the oversized holiday stockings found at every Gesa branch. All donations will be donated to Local Hero initiatives across the state. Examples of…

Enjoy Port of Edmonds Holiday on the Docks through December

Throughout the month of December, the guest moorage at the Port of Edmonds Marina, 458 Admiral Way, will be filled with boats decked out in holiday decorations. You’re invited to take a walk and enjoy Holiday on the Docks, brought to you by Edmonds Yacht Club and the Port of Edmonds. Also save the date…

Edmonds schools foundation to manage Hubbard Family Foundation scholarship

The Foundation for Edmonds School District said Thursday it will manage the Hubbard Family Foundation Scholarship, established in 1983 by longtime Edmonds resident Larry Hubbard. The Hubbard Family Foundation provides grants and scholarships to those within the Edmonds School District’s boundaries. Two graduating seniors per high school receive a Hubbard Family Foundation Scholarship to pursue postsecondary…

Snow takes toll on local blood supply

Bloodworks Northwest is urging the public to give blood or platelets in the wake of this week’s snowstorm, which led to a 30% decrease in donations. Hundreds of donors scheduled to donate Tuesday and Wednesday were unable to make their appointments and several blood drives had to be cancelled due to weather conditions. Community members…

Saturday: St. Alban’s to hold drive-thru food drive

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church will hold another drive-thru food collection on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The food drive continues the church’s ongoing support of local food banks, with all donations of food and money going to them for distribution. Recommended donation items include non-perishable food such as soups, tuna, peanut…

Reminder: Floretum Garden Club annual wreath sale this weekend

Edmonds’ Floretum Garden Club is holding its annual wreath sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or until sold out. (Note that wreaths did sell out on the first day last year.) Find club members in the driveway at 310 Sunset Ave. N. and choose from exuberant wreaths, swags…

Reader view: It’s easy to learn more about the Edmonds Marsh

The Edmonds Marsh is closer to you than you might think. But what do you know about this valuable patch of wild land between our city and Puget Sound? The Edmonds Marsh Estuary Advocates (EMEA) have established a website that will bring the marsh even closer to you. At www.edmondsmarshestuary.org you can find information about…

Edmonds School District planning a late start for schools Thursday

The Edmonds School District said that all schools will start two hours late Thursday, Dec. 1, due to continued power outages and road conditions. The district said it will continue to assess the conditions overnight and into the morning and will provide any updates if needed. All district schools were closed Wednesday, Nov. 30.

EWHS Class of 2023 gift-wrapping fundraiser Dec. 3, 10 and 17

The Edmonds-Woodway High School Class of 2023 is hosting a gift wrapping fundraiser the next three Saturdays — Dec. 3, 10 and 17 — with all proceeds benefiting its Safe and Sober Graduation Night. The gift wrapping will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rogue, 112 5th Ave. S., in downtown Edmonds….

Art Beat: Performing animals, movies, music and more

Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre Friday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Edmonds Center for the Arts 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds If your kids are anything like mine, this is something they would love! Picture the cutest pet trick you can imagine. You’ll see it here! From dogs jumping rope to cats pushing strollers, this show is…

Thousands left without power Tuesday night

Thousands of Snohomish County PUD customers were without power Tuesday night in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, according to the PUD outage map. There were reports of transformers blowing amid gusty winds and blowing snow but the exact cause of the outages wasn’t immediately available. Customers can check the status of outages and report one…

Planting Edmonds: Gardening tips for growing healthy orcas

Planting Edmonds is a monthly column written by members of Edmonds Floretum Garden Club. So, you want to grow orcas in your garden? Who doesn’t! I grew my first orca this year and I want to share my experience so you too can experience the joys of a beautiful orca garden. I still remember the excitement…

Department of Health offering free classroom resources based on state data

The Washington State Department of Health has created the following educational resources to introduce students and teachers to public health and climate change data. Free professional development course In an effort to engage students with local health and climate data, the department is unveiling a free professional development course for teachers that uses Department of…

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