Edmonds police conducting traffic safety emphasis now through Feb. 7

Edmonds police are conducting both education and enforcement during a traffic safety emphasis now through Feb. 7, with a focus on areas of vehicle-vs.-pedestrian collisions on 2020. The emphasis will also include well-known problem areas such as the Highway 99 and Highway 104 corridors and a five-block radius of 5th Avenue and Main Street, police…

Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing events scheduled in Lynnwood, MLT this week, next

With COVID-19 rates remaining at high levels and vaccine roll out ramping up slowly, getting tested for COVID-19 and taking precautions to prevent the spread of the virus remain vital. Free, drive-thru events are scheduled to take place: Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Meadowdale High School, 6002 168th St. S.W.,…

Sponsor spotlight: IRS identity theft season begins now

Each year thieves try to steal billions in federal withholdings by stealing your identity. As the IRS focuses more attention on this quickly growing problem, now is the time of year to be extra vigilant. Early tax filing season is the worst time Your federal tax account at the IRS has plenty of money in…

Help for anxious kids, parents in next Sno-Isle Libraries Issues That Matter Jan. 30

The second installment of Sno-Isle Libraries’ Issues That Matter series is titled “How to Recognize Anxiety and Depression in Kids” and focuses on the needs of parents and caregivers with children at home. Join Sno-Isle Libraries staff and mental health professionals from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. The coronavirus pandemic is adding stressors that families couldn’t…

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County seeking volunteer coaches

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County is looking for dedicated individuals to co-coach teams during their spring season, April 19-June 12. Volunteer coaches will follow a structured curriculum to engage small teams of girls in fun, interactive lessons in person or online. Teams meet twice per week during the eight-week season and the program…

Reminder: Blood drive at Lynnwood Convention Center Jan. 28-29

The Lynnwood Convention Center will serve as a Pop-Up Donor Center this Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28-29, for a Bloodworks Northwest blood drive. Over the course of two days, the goal is to collect 108 units of blood. You can schedule your appointment here, Bloodworks Northwest is also offering a special incentive to anyone donating…

Edmonds Waterfront Center hosts COVID vaccine pilot

The email from the Snohomish Health District came in Tuesday morning. Could we use 100 COVID vaccines for eligible members this week? By Thursday we had mobilized our staff, recruited volunteers, contacted & and scheduled 100 members, and prepared the Edmonds Waterfront Center for our first-ever visitors. We have been in communication with the health…

State’s first cases of U.K. COVID-19 strain found in Snohomish County

The COVID-19 variant first identified in the United Kingdom has been found in testing samples from Snohomish County. That’s according to a Saturday announcement from the Washington State Department of Health along with the Snohomish Health District and the UW Medicine Virology Lab. The UW Medicine Virology Lab detected two cases of the COVID-19 variant…

Edmonds Chamber welcomes new board members 

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has appointed seven new members to serve on its board of directors and appointed Rob Schwertley as board chair for 2021. The new board members include: Olivia Brown Latham (Sugar Spa Edmonds) Greg Carlson (Beck’s Tribute Center) Will Chen (Will Chen CPA) Azra Jabeen (Fortive) Krista Larrison (Kita Events Northwest)…

Sponsor spotlight: Fight the winter blues by bringing the outdoors in

People are spending significantly more time at home as a result of COVID-19, which has led to shifts in habits and a renewed focus on how their homes live and breathe. With winter in full swing, healthy habits and homes will become increasingly important: Approximately 20% of the population suffers from seasonal depression. Here are…

Eight Edmonds School District teachers receive National Board Certification

The Edmonds School District announced that eight teachers recently received their National Board Certification. This brings the total number of National Board Certified teachers in the district to 224. The teachers are: Kylen Boddie, Meadowdale Elementary Megan Drobnicki-Girdhar, VOICE Transition Theresa Forssen, Lynndale Elementary Sarah Fox, VOICE Transition Ben Hammond, VOICE Transition Lois Park, College…

City of Edmonds, Chamber launch ‘Edmonds Business Booster’ website

The City of Edmonds and Edmonds Chamber of Commerce have launched the Edmonds Business Booster, a website that consolidates online free business-support services offered by various agencies and organizations serving Edmonds and Snohomish County. The website address is EdmondsBizBooster.com. With attention-grabbing lines like “Do you have a fantastic product idea, but don’t know how to…

Edmonds School District planning Black Lives Matter Month of Action in February

In preparation for February’s Black Lives Matter month of action, the Edmonds School District has formed a Black Lives Matter Month of Action Planning Committee. Any Edmonds School District student, family and staff are welcome to help create virtual activities and events for students, families, and staff. The committee will meet a few times between…

Compass Courses honors new VP Kamala Harris with display

Passersby at Harbor Square Business Complex have noticed the new display outside of Compass Courses depicting newly-elected U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris at the helm of a ship bearing her name. “I admire her so much,” says Compass Courses owner Julie Keim, who along with staff from her school put up the Kamala Harris tribute…

Mayor announces he’s doing performance audit of police department

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson said he has hired the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) to conduct a performance audit of the Edmonds Police Department, “to help assist our next police chief in leading our police department into the future.” This audit, the mayor said in a news release, “will enable the person selected…

Sponsor spotlight: Estate Sale 101 with Ginny’s Girls

Considering holding an estate sale and the terminology is making you scratch your head? There are a number of different kinds of sales, and the frequent flyer customers seem to have the terminology down like a second language! Here is what you need to know to shop for an estate sale company like a pro….

Sponsor spotlight: Are You in Need of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Relief?

Small and mid-sized businesses in Snohomish County are vital to our local economy. As we have seen firsthand, the disruption to these businesses caused by the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant adverse impact on the community. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans offer a source of financial support for business owners and their employees. For…