Edmonds Schools Foundation receives $15K Kiwanis Foundation grant for job-training program

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has received a $15,000 award from Lynnwood Kiwanis Foundation to help fund the foundations new On-the-Job Training (OJT) program for high school students. The pilot program, in partnership with the Edmonds School District’s Career Connected Learning program, aims to help high school seniors at Scriber Lake High School, where the…

Edmonds police, Rotary Club partner for food drive through Dec. 15

The Edmonds Rotary Club is partnering with the Edmonds Police Department to provide food for our neighbors in need this holiday season. From now through Dec. 15, non-perishable items will be collected at the Edmonds Police Department: 250 5th Ave. N., and the Edmonds Food Bank located at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St.    

Scene in Edmonds: Community Table now open at Edmonds Waterfront Center

The Edmonds Rotary Club launched its Community Table project Wednesday at the Edmonds Waterfront Center. “We had lots of interest and great questions asked by the community,” said Rotary Club member Maggie Peterson. Every Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., a Rotary member or other community volunteer will staff the table, providing a comfortable…

International Days for Girls project focus of Lynnwood Rotary Club presentation Nov. 3

Carol Hendricks with Days for Girls Snoqualmie Chapter and Lynnwood Rotarian Janet Leister will be the guest speakers at the Thursday, Nov. 3 Rotary Club of Lynnwood luncheon meeting at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The presenters will speak about the Days for Girls Eswatini (Swaziland) Sewing and Resource Center, which was established in May 2017 to…

Reminder: Edmonds Lions Club to host food drive at Walnut Street Coffee Oct. 1

The Edmonds Lions Club is sponsoring a food drive for the Edmonds Food Bank from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 at Walnut Street Coffee, 410 Walnut St., in downtown Edmonds. Donated items can include non-perishable food such as soups, tuna, peanut butter, dry pasta and similar items. Diapers and infant formula are also always appreciated….

A sunny start for 2022 Edmonds Oktoberfest

Warm sunshine, cold beer and live music greeted attendees for the Friday afternoon opening of the 2022 Edmonds Oktoberfest at the Frances Anderson Center Playfield. Sponsored by the Edmonds Rotary Club, event proceeds benefit club service projects. Oktoberfest continues Saturday with a a family 5K fun run and a 1K kids dash, a pet parade,…

Sponsor spotlight: Get ready for Edmonds Rotary Oktoberfest 2022

From beer to live music to a fun run to a pet parade, members of the Edmonds Rotary Club explain why you should attend their 2022 Oktoberfest celebration Sept. 23-24 at the Frances Anderson Center Playfield, 700 Main St., in downtown Edmonds. All proceeds benefit club service projects. Learn more on the Edmonds Oktoberfest website.

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary welcoming new members

If you want to make a difference, Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club is open to new members interested in serving the local community and having a good time doing it. The club sponsors the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection Festival for high school musicians and the annual Easter egg hunt for the kids, along with local street clean-up programs, scholarships…

Community volunteers needed for Edmonds Rotary Oktoberfest

Edmonds Rotary is looking for community members to come out to help with the annual Edmonds Rotary Oktoberfest, Sept. 23 and 24. There are plenty of opportunities for every body, no matter your physical strength. This is a chance to support the community, while having a great time listening to music and seeing your neighbors…

Heroes’ Cafe receives $10K grant from Lynnwood Elks to help local veterans

Members of the Lynnwood Elks Lodge 2171 delivered some exciting news to attendees at the monthly Heroes Cafe luncheon Tuesday at Lynnwood’s New Life Church: The local Elks Lodge was able to secure a $10,000 Elks National Foundation grant to benefit local veterans. The Heroes’ Cafe is a widespread network aimed at supporting veterans across…

Registration now open for Sept. 24 Edmonds Rotary Oktoberfest 5K

Registration is now open for the Saturday, Sept. 24 Edmonds Rotary Oktoberfest 5K family run/walk, sponsored by Dewar Properties. This year, for the first time, the city has allowed the run — which starts at 10 a.m. — to take place on closed city streets. For a map of the route and to register, go…

Edmonds Lions Club seeking volunteers for flag program

The Edmonds Lions Club is looking for volunteers willing to help with the club’s efforts to place flags in front of local businesses on holidays. Since 1990, Edmonds Lions Club members have been placing the flags in front of local businesses as a club fundraiser. Businesses pay a $40 annual fee per flag yearly, or…

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club wins National Garden Clubs award

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club has been named the overall winner for civic beautification at the state, regional and national levels by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. The club’s nomination form notes that Floretum has been instrumental in helping to beautify Edmonds since 1922. The club partners with the City of Edmonds Parks Department to assist with…

Edmonds Rotary welcomes new president

Debbie Danekas is the new president of the Edmonds Rotary Club, effective July 1. She takes over from 2021-22 President Maggie Peterson. Danekas recently retired from Shepherd’s Grain. She has extensive experience in hotel management.

Kids with disabilities enjoy a day of soapbox car racing, thanks to Lynnwood Rotary

Returning after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Rotary Club of Lynnwood held its Challenge Series Race Saturday at Lynnwood Elementary School. The free event featured seven drivers and 24 co-drivers, along with about 40 friends and family who showed up to support them. The Challenge Series Race pairs children 5 years and…

Edmonds Kiwanis helmet program delivers to local students

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Edmonds Kiwanis Club restarted its helmet giveaway for kids in need at elementary schools in Edmonds and Lynnwood. The club noted that summer is coming and kids will soon be heading out into the neighborhoods on their bikes. Every year, there are over 250,000 emergency…

Scene in Edmonds: Promoting the value of service

Former U.S. Congressman and Edmonds resident Brian Baird was the guest speaker at the Edmonds Lions Club meeting May 25. His topic was his work to establish a National Museum and Center For Service to celebrate and inspire service in all its forms — from the founding of the nation to the present day. You can…

Oktoberfest returning to Edmonds Sept. 23-24

After launching the popular event in 2019, the Edmonds Rotary Club’s “annual” Oktoberfest had to go on a two-year break due to COVID. But the club announced that the event is returning this fall, with a 5K run, live music and, of course, beer. Oktoberfest will be held at Edmonds’ Frances Anderson Center Field on…

Rotary Challenge Series Derby Race returns June 25

After a two-year break due to COVID, the Rotary Club of Lynnwood on Saturday, June 25 will be hosting its 5th Annual 2022 Challenge Series Derby Race for families of students with developmental disabilities. Gravity car races allow kids the experience of a thrilling soap box derby-type race while riding in a car safely piloted by a typically developing…

Lynnwood Rotary Club awards $55K in scholarships to graduating seniors

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood presented $55,000 in scholarships to 11 seniors graduating from Meadowdale, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Scriber Lake high schools. The scholarship awards are as follows: $5,000 university scholarships: Alejandra Engel – Meadowdale HS Aurysai Ko – Meadowdale HS Saul Gonzales – Meadowdale HS Madeleine Karnikis – Meadowdale HS Imogen French –…

Rotary Club of Edmonds presents scholarships to 11 high school seniors

Rotary Club of Edmonds has granted $18,000 in scholarships to 11 high school seniors. Edmonds Rotary provides scholarships for secondary, undergraduate and graduate study in a wide range of academic fields. Since 1976, the club has awarded 322 scholarships, totaling $323,205. Students from Scriber Lake, Edmonds Woodway, and Meadowdale high schools are encouraged to participate….