Under the weather: Dry streak to come to an end by Sunday

Just as expected, the dry weather has continued over the past week or so. We did see a trace of rain very early on Jan. 21 (which barely counts as anything), but we’ve had seven days in a row with no measurable rainfall if you include Thursday, the 27th. I’m sure many of you are very…

High school sports roundup for Jan. 26, 2022

Girls Basketball Shorewood defeated Edmonds-Woodway 38-36 Shorewood leading scorers: Joy Brandenstein 11, Rylie Gettman 9 Edmonds-Woodway leading scorer: Halle Waram 14 Records (league and overall): Shorewood 3-5, 6-8; Edmonds-Woodway 3-5, 4-10 Edmonds-Woodway next game: at Mountlake Terrace; Friday Jan. 28; 7:15 p.m. Boys Wrestling Edmonds-Woodway defeated Shorewood 59-13 Edmonds-Woodway clinched the Wesco 3A South Division Title with…

Edmonds Food Bank cancels Feb. 2 Heroes Café event

Due to the surge of COVID-19 cases, the Edmonds Food Bank is canceling its Feb. 2 Heroes Café event for military veterans. Organizers said they are working on “a new and improved Veterans, Military and Military Family program to begin in the next few months,” which will better meet the needs of the community.   …

Where to find the free N95 masks coming our way

Free N95 COVID masks are coming your way. They are not here – yet. But major grocery and pharmacy chains in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace should have the masks in soon. The federal government last week announced the nationwide distribution of 400 million N95 masks – for free. The feds have tapped the Strategic…

Restaurant News: Celebrate Lunar New Year with these local dining ideas

Chinese New Year, aka Lunar New Year or Spring Festival (various names nod to inclusion of other Asian cultures that celebrate) will commence on Feb. 1 in 2022. It’s the Year of the Tiger. This iconic Chinese holiday is all about the color red, featured in the red envelopes that contain cash gifts given to…

MyShake Earthquake Early Warning app now available in Washington state

Washington residents and visitors now have an additional way to receive seconds of warning before earthquake shaking arrives, giving them time to drop, cover and hold on to protect themselves. The MyShake App, which has already been delivering alerts in California and Oregon, will be available in Washington as of Jan. 26, 2022. Designed by…

Verdant Health Commission appoints Dr. Jim Distelhorst as board president  

The Verdant Health Commission Board of Commissioners had elected Dr. Jim Distelhorst as Public Hospital District 2’s president.   As a retired family physician. Distelhorst brings an extensive background in health care delivery and community service. In addition to practicing medicine, his professional experience includes teaching residents as a director of two-family medicine residencies, and working as a medical administrator at Valley Medical Center…

Budget memo sparks debate; public hearing on amendments Feb. 1

After weeks of smooth sailing, including several unanimous votes, the Edmonds City Council found itself back in choppy waters for a bit Tuesday night when councilmembers began discussing amendments that had been proposed to the council’s already-approved 2022 budget. Considering amendments to the budget, which was approved by the council in November, was proposed by…

Merits of ranked-choice voting explored during Edmonds presentation

Are we willing to change the way we vote?  That question fueled the discussion at a Monday meeting sponsored by the Edmonds Civic Roundtable. The discussion is about a possible major shift in the way we have always voted. It was billed as a look “at how we might vote or not vote in the…

Rotary Club of Edmonds selects Meadowdale HS junior Students of Month

The Rotary Club of Edmonds each month selects a Meadowdale High School junior to honor as its Student of the Month, based on recommendations from staff. The following students were selected for October, November and December 2021: Ashley Both, Lydia Mekonnen and Bryce Bardsley.

Letter to the editor: Will Edmonds Civic Roundtable honor its commitment to objectivity?

Editor: This is an excerpt from the Edmonds Civic Roundtable’s (ECR) website: “We strive to provide balanced and objective information to our residents, media, elected and appointed officials and other stakeholders in our community to assist in making informed decisions…” On Jan. 24, I (Zoom) attended an event that the ECR had coordinated for citizens…

Reminder: South County Fire offering free class Jan. 26 on aging in place

South County Fire is offering a free online class on aging in place on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 6-7 p.m. This class identifies programs and safety tips to help you or a loved one age in place. Topics include falls prevention tips, medication safety and fire safety for older adults. The class also covers how…

Letter to the editor: Is ranked-choice voting skiing down a slippery slope?

Editor: When I was Republican chairman of the 21st Legislative District, we held a caucus for choosing the State Representatives. The process is that each candidate is nominated, a convention is held, each nominee is allowed some time to speak, then a vote is taken (with runoff votes until a candidate gets a majority). The caucus…

High school sports roundup for Jan. 24, 2022

Girls Basketball Mountlake Terrace defeated Shorewood 64-48 Mountlake Terrace leading scorers: Elise Colvin 12, Mya Sheffield 12 Shorewood leading scorer:Rylie Gettman 12 Records (league and overall): Mountlake Terrace 3-3, 8-3; Shorewood 2-5, 5-8 Mountlake Terrace next game: at Monroe; Tuesday Jan. 25; 8 p.m. Archbishop Murphy defeated Edmonds-Woodway 63-33 Archbishop Murphy leading scorers: Hannah Humphrey 15, Ava…

Bird Lore: American Bittern

The American Bittern can be difficult to see. It is a large but secretive bird of fresh water wetlands. It is an uncommon but widespread northern breeder that has been seen in the Edmonds Marsh at least once and perhaps twice over the last 20 years. It is also an uncommon wintering species in Western…

Prep girls basketball: Mavs notch decisive win over Cedarcrest on Senior Night

Leading Cedarcrest by just six points at halftime, the Meadowdale Mavericks girls basketball team dominated the second half, outscoring the Red Wolves 56-16 on their way to a decisive 92-46 win on Senior Night in The Stable at Meadowdale High School. The Mavs finished the first quarter with a 10-point lead, 19-9, but Cedarcrest clawed…

Snohomish County PUD to host long-range strategic planning workshop Jan. 25

The Snohomish County PUD Board of Commissioners is hosting a long-range strategic planning special workshop Tuesday, Jan. 25, from noon until 3 p.m. via Zoom. The public is invited to attend. To access, visit the Commission Meetings web page, then click on the button to join the Jan. 25 Zoom meeting. Snohomish County PUD is the…

Larsen announces $3.25 million for Lake Ballinger Restoration Project

The City of Mountlake Terrace will receive $3.25 million in new funding for the its Ballinger Park ecosystem restoration project from the bipartisan federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The announcement Monday comes from U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers outlined its plans to invest $14 billion in 500 projects nationwide to…

Helped wanted: Administrative assistant for downtown Edmonds insurance brokerage

Long-time Edmonds insurance broker is hiring! McDonald McGarry Insurance is looking to add a friendly administrative assistant to our team. Must have great customer service skills and can help support a fully digital workflow by processing mail, document filing, scanning into software and manage information flow in a timely manner. Someone who can keep our…

Habitat for Humanity program helps family stay in home with a new roof

Brier resident Dee Grayson, 77, a retired educator, and her husband William, a veteran, have medical conditions that make taking care of needed repairs on their two-story house quite challenging. However, thanks to the efforts of Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County and its community partners, the couple will now be able to remain in…

Police offer more details on Sunday standoff that resulted in arrest of man, 23

Edmonds police Monday provided more details on Sunday’s standoff in an Edmonds neighborhood that ended with the arrest of a 23-year-old Edmonds resident. The suspect was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for multiple felony and misdemeanor domestic violence offenses, including second-degree assault and felony harassment charges, police said. The incident began just after 10:30 a.m….

Holy Rosary hosting screening of ‘Strings Attached’ documentary Jan. 28

Edmonds’ Holy Rosary Catholic Church Parish team is hosting a screening of the documentary Strings Attached, a 6 p.m. this Friday, Jan. 28 in the Pastoral Center. The film’s producer is Nigerian-born pro-life activist Obianuju Ekeocha — founder of Culture of Life Africa— who says that aid dollars designated for sexual and reproductive health are hurting, not helping,…

Save the date: Bootlegging history topic of Feb. 17 virtual Humanities Washington program

Learn about local bootlegging history and its impacts on Northwest politics and culture during an upcoming free program, “Whiskey and Wiretaps: The Northwest’s Rumrunning King.” The virtual program, set for 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, is presented by Sno-King School Retirees organization  and Humanities Washington. The speaker is Steve Edmiston, a member of the 2020-2022 Humanities Washington…

Ribbon cut for Thrive Kids Dentistry

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting last week for Thrive Kids Dentistry, located at 10032 Edmonds Way, Suite #102. Learn more at www.thrivekidsdentistry.com.

New Edmonds Winter Market debuts Jan. 29

The City of Edmonds is launching a new monthly winter market, with the first one Saturday, Jan. 29. The market will be located on 5th Avenue North between Main Street and Bell Street and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This Saturday’s market will also mark the debut of Edmonds’ first Lunar New Year…

Reminder: EWHS Senior Class of 2022 hosting clothing drive fundraiser Jan. 30

Donate your unwanted clothing and benefit the Edmonds-Woodway High School Senior Class. In collaboration with Bella’s Voice, E-W’s Class of 2022 is hosting a clothing drive on Sunday, Jan. 30 from 2-5 p.m. Drop off any unwanted, gently used clothing for donation for resell at Bella’s Voice thrift stores. Bella’s Voice is dedicated to improving the lives…

Sponsor spotlight: You are victim of greatest theft in America

For generations, we’ve been taught by our parents to save. Save for a bicycle. Save for college. Save for retirement. And then, in retirement, you could count on this savings to earn interest. Millions of Americans used Certificates of Deposits (CDs) and low-risk bonds to ensure they could retire without worry. Think about this…$50,000 in…

Update: Edmonds police take suspect into custody after nine-hour standoff Sunday

After a nearly-nine-hour standoff, Edmonds police took custody of man armed with a knife who had barricaded himself inside a home following a domestic violence disturbance. Police tweeted at 7:19 p.m. Sunday they had the suspect in custody. “He’s being evaluated by an aid crew for exposure to pepper powder,” the tweet said. Just prior…

Recommended Reads: ‘If You Ask Me’ showcases Betty White’s outlook on life

If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t), by Betty White Delight yourself with an upbeat, humorous, energetic and touching read by picking up If You Ask Me. The author’s conversational tone is irresistible. The topics she reflects on are engaging. The stories she has to tell about events in her life are heartwarming. This delightful…

Chris Bothwell named CFO of South County Fire

Chris Bothwell has been named Chief Financial Officer of South County Fire. Bothwell comes to the regional fire authority from the City of Bothell, where he has served as Director of Finance since 2019. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in accounting and finance in the public and private sector. A certified public accountant,…

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