South County Fire offering free online kids fire camp

South County Fire is offering a free online Kids Fire Camp featuring fun activities for families to do at home. Materials are posted online at www.southsnofire.org/firecamp so families can participate at their own pace. Camp includes hands-on activities to do as a family in conjunction with workbook activities for kids focused on fire safety, disaster…

Edmonds company giving away business, leadership books

Edmonds-based bizmktg.com is hosting a “July Great Book Giveway” featuring business and leadership books. Sign up during the month of July for the company’s weekly email update and you’ll be entered to win. Five copies of each book will be given away and a grand prize winner will get a copy of each of the five…

Sponsor spotlight: Lapidary in the Pacific Northwest today

Lapidary, the art of cutting gems, has been around since prehistoric times. Man would create tools by hammering stones together. Over time it would be discovered that certain stones could uphold more scratches and blows than others. Thus, the art began to develop into the science it is today. “There are four basic lapidary arts:…

State health department: Overdose rates on pace to break another record in 2021

Fentanyl-related overdoses are increasing across the state. Now, state health officials are asking that people carry naloxone if they plan on consuming any drug not purchased at a pharmacy or cannabis dispensary or have friends and family that do. According to Tuesday’s Washington State Health Department announcement, overdoses are occurring across all age ranges, races…

City announces new online portal to report incidents of discrimination

The City of Edmonds has established a new online portal to report incidents of bias, discrimination and hate. According to a city announcement Monday, the new reporting tool was recommended by the Edmonds Diversity Commission. Any issues that are criminal in nature should still be reported directly to Edmonds police by calling 911 or via the EPD…

Sponsor spotlight: Do men tend to overlook health issues?

Do men tend to overlook health issues? Dr. Sang Won, who treats men of all ages, says that may just be a stereotype. Still, he encourages men to be attentive to their health, and offers tips on practical daily steps and regular screenings. “It’s never too late to begin routine checkups to stay on top…

Local police departments sorting out unknowns in new accountability laws

Major changes are coming at the end of this month for police in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. The Washington State Legislature has outlawed chokeholds and neck restraints; limited how and when officers can chase suspects; how much force they can use to subdue people; prohibits “no-knock’”warrants and severely limits the use of tear gas….

Sponsor spotlight: How to roll with a continuous 12-month forecast

Tax and financial planning is a year-round proposition. In fact, you can benefit personally from a continuous, 12-month rolling forecast, much like a business does. What is a rolling forecast? Rolling forecasts let you continuously plan with a constant number of periods 12 months into the future. For example, on Jan. 1, you would plan…

Sponsor spotlight: All the buzz about electronic doorbells

Homes with technology features are prevalent now more than ever. From large appliances to smaller gadgets that connect to your mobile device, there are plenty of opportunities to stay connected to the activity in your home. One key home accessory gaining in popularity is electronic doorbells. These devices can be personalized to fit your needs…

Edmonds Police Blotter July 6-12, 2021

July 6 22900 block Highway 99: A subject was arrested in front of a closed business for delivery of a controlled substance. 21900 block Highway 99: A stolen vehicle was recovered unoccupied in a business parking lot. 400 block 4th Avenue North: A rented moving truck exploded ina parking lot. causing property damage. The vehicle was…

Snohomish County to open new behavioral health facility

Snohomish County has completed the North Sound Behavioral Health facility at the Denney Juvenile Justice Center in Everett. The facility will help the county address the local, regional and statewide challenges related to the opioid epidemic. It will have two units totaling 32 beds designed to serve adults struggling with behavioral health issues. One unit…

Sno-Isle Libraries sponsoring Islamic Pattern Making workshop July 17

Sno-Isle Libraries is presenting a hands-on art workshop for teens and tweens: Islamic Pattern Making from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, July 17. Gather your art supplies to re-create this intricate tile design during this online art workshop. Materials you need include a pencil, ruler, tracing paper or parchment paper, tape and a print-out of the design template provided…

Foundation for Edmonds School District receives $111,800 grant from WhiteHorse Foundation to serve families in need  

T he Foundation for Edmonds School District has received a grant of $111,800 from the WhiteHorse Foundation to help support its Whole Families, Whole Communities program benefiting low-income families in the Edmonds School District. The WhiteHorse Foundation supports organizations that work to improve the quality of life for children, youth, and families in Snohomish County….

Teachers of Color Foundation receives $25,000 impact grant from Peoples Bank

Peoples Bank announced that it has awarded the Teachers of Color (TOC) Foundation a $25,000 Peoples Bank Impact Grant to support its goal of increasing teacher diversity in the Edmonds School District. The funds will be used to provide scholarships to selected Edmonds School District staff of color to obtain their teaching certificates and pursue…

Yoga Sanctuary Studio in Perrinville offering free yoga classes this weekend

Yoga Sanctuary Studio in the Perrinville neighborhood, located on the Edmonds/Lynnwood border, is celebrating its one-year anniversary by offering free yoga classes and prizes this weekend — July 16-18. Owner Yvette Sanchez said she wanted to give back to the community and also help people who have been dealing with COVID-19 issues and mental health…

Car struck by gunfire on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood Wednesday morning

A vehicle was struck multiple times by gunfire early Wednesday morning while driving along Interstate 5 in Lynnwood, according to the Washington State Patrol. Around 3:30 a.m., officers responded to reports of shots fired on I-5 near 44th Avenue West. According to the state patrol, the victim driver was traveling north in a white Chrysler…

Help wanted: Front Desk/Administrative Assistant

Traner Smith located in downtown Edmonds is Hiring! Our growing CPA firm is looking to add a friendly Front Desk/Administrative Assistant to our team who has 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…

Some bunny needs a home

Edmonds resident Jenna Nand reports that a “very adorable and friendly pair of dumped or lost bunnies just showed up in Edmonds,” and she is hoping to find a home for them. “I went out to meet them tonight, they sniffed my fingers and let me stay within a few feet of them,” Nand said…