COVID-19 briefing: ‘Likely’ that Omicron variant already in Snohomish County

During Tuesday’s Snohomish County COVID-19 briefing, Chief Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters told reporters that while the state’s three Omicron cases are in Thurston, Pierce and King counties, “it’s likely that it’s already here (Snohomish County). Spitters echoed what other COVID experts have said: that that the Omicron variant is transmitted more rapidly than the…

High school sports roundup: Edmonds Invite wrestling tournament results

Boys Wrestling Edmonds Invite Tournament at Edmonds Woodway High School Team Scores: 1. Selah 238 2. Hermiston 197.5 3. Yelm 196 4. Edmonds-Woodway 143 5. Kelso 111 6. Ferndale 105 7. Kentwood 88.5 8. Arlington 84 9. Oak Harbor 83.5 10. Spanaway Lake 73.5 11. Anacortes 71.5 12. Southridge 70 13. Central Kitsap 64.5 14….

Save the date: Workhorse hosting holiday gifts pop-up event Dec. 16

Downtown Edmonds co-working space Workhorse is hosting a last-minute gifts holiday pop-up with over a dozen local vendors on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 6-8 p.m. Vendors include dairy-free bakery Sugar Belle; geeky gear shop NerdlyGoodness; sustainable baby-wear company Harper N Olive; and other local makers and creators. Workhorse invites the public to “Stop in for Christmas cards, stocking…

Edmonds Civic Roundtable to host reception Dec. 13 for elected officials

The Edmonds Civic Roundtable (ECR) is holding a reception Monday, Dec. 13 to thank current and newly elected officials from the Edmonds City Council, Port of Edmonds, the Edmonds School District and Verdant Health Commission. ECR members and the public are welcome to attend the event, which will run from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Salish Sea Brewing…

Sponsor spotlight: Join Kita Events Bridal & Formal Wear for Dec. 9 open house

Our new advertiser Krista Larrison, founder of Kita Events Northwest located in Edmonds’ Perrinville neighborhood, is hosting an open house as she launches the newest part of her business. “Being a member of the Edmonds community is a point of pride for Kita Events Northwest as they have supported us since we joined eight years…

Snohomish County proposes 0.1% sales tax increase to fund affordable housing

Seeking more funding for affordable housing, the Snohomish County Council is considering a proposal to raise sales tax across the county by 0.1%. The measure could go into effect by the end of the year. Last week, the Snohomish County Council introduced a plan to raise the countywide sales tax rate to pay for additional…

Letter to the editor: Edmonds streateries — some basic math

Editor: I’m a math and science person. So forgive me (or appreciate me) for this, but there are two math items I want to share about our streateries. Two weeks ago, I emailed the city council with my comments on the streateries. (I’ll say now, I oppose them.) Council President Susan Paine’s response included this…

Mayor: ‘Now is not the time to pull plug on streateries’

The day before a city council public hearing on whether to extend permitting for downtown Edmonds’ temporary outdoor eating structures, Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson said he supports continuing the streateries ordinance through the first six months of 2022. “I believe the best way to support the economic vitality of our entire downtown is to continue…

Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission grant open for applications

The 2022 Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission Grant Program is open for applications. The grant program was started in 2009 with the purpose of funding and promoting historic preservation projects across the county to educate residents on the past. Applications can be submitted for any of the four categories: Public programming, capital improvements and equipment,…

St. Alban’s Church hosting another drive-thru food drive Dec. 11

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church is holding another drive-thru food bank collection on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All donations of food and money go to local food banks for distribution. Recommended items for the drive include non-perishable food such as soups, tuna, peanut butter, dry pasta and similar items to help those in…

Sno-King School Retirees awards grants to local educators

Sno-King School Retirees — an organization of retired and active employees of the Edmonds, Northshore and Shoreline School Districts — has announced the award of more than $6,300 in grants to local educators. Each year, Sno-King School Retirees (SKSR) grants up to $300 to its active members for special projects that enrich their students’ educational…

Sponsor spotlight: How well do you know the holiday shortages of yesterday?

With all the talk around ports being clogged and transportation backups causing product shortages, why not take a look back at famous holiday shortages caused by the demand for the toy everyone just had to have! So grab your family and friends, put away the cell phones, take out a piece of paper, and see…

Puget Sound wastewater treatment plants to tackle nutrient pollution with new permit

To stop the flow of nitrogen pollution and improve the health of Puget Sound, the Washington State Department of Ecology is requiring — starting Jan. 1 — that wastewater treatment plants — including those in Edmonds and Lynnwood — monitor discharges, optimize operations and plan for infrastructure investments. Excess nitrogen is the main pollutant causing…

Olympic Fly Fishers presents check to Sound Salmon Solutions

The Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds has donated $1,000 to Sound Salmon Solutions, a non-profit organization that works to preserve the future of salmon through education, habitat restoration and stewardship programming. Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds is dedicated to improving the sport of quality fishing, with emphasis on the art of fly fishing; to encourage others…

Edmonds City Council to hold public hearing on streateries Dec. 7

A public hearing on a city proposal to extend permitting of streateries is among the items on the Edmonds City Council agenda for Tuesday, Dec. 7. The council in December 2020 passed an ordinance that allowed the temporary streateries in on-street parking spaces, giving the public an outdoor dining option during COVID-19. That ordinance is…

High school seniors invited to apply for Smart Choices Scholarship Program

Applications are now open for the 2022 Smart Choices Scholarship Program. Sponsored in conjunction with the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), Gesa Credit Union, Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires, it will award three $5,000 scholarships and 12 $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from WIAA member high schools for excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout…

Northwest Neighbors Network named outstanding human services program

Northwest Neighbors Network, which works to help seniors age well in their own homes, has received an Outstanding Human Services Program award from the North Urban Human Services Alliance (NUHSA). Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) serves residents in North King County (Shoreline and Lake Forest Park) and South Snohomish County (Edmonds, Brier, Woodway, Lynnwood and Mountlake…

Edmonds Booktalk: Lists and lists of books for holiday gift-giving

Ready or not, it is December! We have almost made it through another crazy year… this is where the fun part of crazy begins for us… We have books. We have great recommendations. And: We wrap the books you are gifting for free. [We will wrap books that you are gifting to yourself, too. We…

Sponsor spotlight: How working at Goodwill helped an employee overcome life challenges

At Evergreen Goodwill, our employees are dedicated, determined and driven. Our team is the backbone of our mission to provide FREE job training and education to people in the community, and we’re committed to making sure each employee has the tools they need to succeed in their personal and professional endeavors. Joseph Lancaster, a material…

Letter to the editor: No reason to continue streateries in Edmonds

Dear Editor: There have been discussions on Edmonds streateries ad nauseam. They started in the early summer of 2020 with the expected end date and their demolition in 70 days. A few businesses determined the Return On Investment (ROI) justified the erecting of the structures because they had no outdoor dining of their own. Their…

Mayor, councilmember to be sworn in at Dec. 6 Woodway Town Council meeting

Among the items on the agenda for the Monday, Dec. 6 Woodway Town Council meeting: The swearing in of Mayor Mike Quinn and Councilmember John Brock, both of whom were elected to fill positions they had been appointed to earlier this year due to retirements. The council will also thank retiring Councilmember Tom Whitson for…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Nov. 23-29, 2021

Nov. 23 22600 block Highway 99: A man spit on another person after a verbal altercation at a convenience store. 21900 block Highway 99: A man was arrested for shoplifting at WinCo Foods. He was cited for theft and given a trespass warning and a drug diversion referral. 23200 block Highway 99: A vehicle window…

Northwest Girl Choir welcomes new singers; rehearsals start in January

Northwest Girlchoir has openings for new singers in grades 1-12 this fall. Choristers perform for thousands of audience members at concerts held across the greater Puget Sound Region and on tours nationally and internationally. Grades 1-2: Online registration is now open for girls entering grades 1-4 to join Prep Choir or Fresca! Enrollment for Prep Choir…

High school sports roundup for Dec. 3, 2021

Boys Basketball Edmonds-Woodway defeated Redmond 62-55 Edmonds-Woodway scorers: Adonai Daniel 31, Gibson Marshall-Inman 8, Andrew Warner 8, Jacob Gabler 6, Steven Warren 4, Ben Hanson 3, William Bates 2 Redmond scorers: Luke White 17, Ethan Tung 13, Braedon Davis 11, Josh Ruff 5, Tyler Sigel 5, Vihaan Kasam 2, Will Shoesmith 2 Records: Edmonds-Woodway 1-1; Redmond 0-3…

Sold out: No Edmonds Floretum Garden Club wreath sale Dec. 5

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club had planned for a two-day wreath sale this weekend, but we received word that they sold out of all wreaths on Saturday — so there is no sale on Sunday, Dec. 5 The popular wreaths, table decorations, and swags are freshly made by club members using greens and blooms from their…

Prep boys basketball: Mavs fall to Timberwolves in first home game of season

The Meadowdale High School boys basketball team played its first home game of the season Friday night, hosting the 4A Timberwolves from Jackson High School. Finding themselves down 14-6 after one quarter, the Mavs scrapped their way back into the game, pulling to within three at the half, 23-26, due in large part to junior…

Edmonds Kind of Play: Fun and free holiday options for families

This year, the call to keep Christmas from seeping into Thanksgiving was coming from inside the house, if you will. So while a few of the tiny trees made it onto the table before Thanksgiving, by Friday I was chomping at the bit to put up my other countertop tinsel trees without (as many) comments….

Performing artists sought for 2022 Edmonds Summer Concerts in Parks series

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission is accepting submissions from local and regionally-based bands and performers to perform at the 2022 Summer Concerts in the Parks series. Concerts are held mid-July through August: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Hazel Miller Plaza (downtown, 5th Avenue South and Maple Street): Musical duos/trio/quartets and solo performers….

Sound Transit offers Seahawks game-day Sounder trains Dec. 5

Fans can now save on travel time, parking and gas by taking Sound Transit’s popular Sounder trains to the Seattle Seahawks’ 1:25 p.m. game Sunday, Dec. 5 against the San Francisco 49ers. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express, and King County Metro service to and from Lumen Field….

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