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…

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…

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…

Sponsor spotlight: Say hello to Bodyworks Massage — and enjoy self-care at its finest

Say hello to a new therapeutic business in downtown Edmonds — Bodyworks Massage — and say goodbye to chronic ailments, pain, and swelling. Increase mobility, flexibility and range of motion. Paired with LED facial panels scientifically proven to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, blemishes and scars, Bodyworks offers self-care at its finest. Relax, renew…

After anonymous threats at two high schools, Edmonds School District superintendent outlines safety protocols in place

After two Edmonds School District high schools discovered anonymous graffiti threats in bathroom stalls, district Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas sent an email message to parents of high school students Thursday afternoon outlining the safety protocols the district follows in addressing such incidents. “We understand there is an increase in anxiety for our community due to…

Volunteers needed for Girls on the Run youth development program this spring

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County (GOTR) is looking for dedicated individuals to serve as coaches and mentors during the spring season, April 18-June 13, 2022. The nonprofit organization is seeking volunteer coaches to facilitate the program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade in Snohomish County. No experience is necessary and coach training, program curriculum, supplies and coach support are provided for…

Cline Jewelers to sponsor free Holiday Movie Nights in Edmonds Dec. 3, 10

The holiday season is upon us, and the most wonderful of the time of the year has finally arrived. To add a bit more magic to the holidays in Edmonds, Cline Jewelers is sponsoring a Holiday Movie Night at the Edmonds Theater. On the first two Fridays in December — Dec. 3 and 10 —  swing…

Announcing new advertiser Bodyworks Massage

Welcome to our new advertiser Bodyworks Massage. Come experience the new buzz around town and eliminate chronic pain and boost your immunity. Relax, renew and recharge with Grand Opening Specials at www.BodyworksEdmonds.com.

Giving Tuesday delivers gift of life as 77 rescue animals arrive at PAWS

Giving Tuesday is the day to remember – and support – the many non-profit organizations that make a difference in our community all year long. PAWS Lynnwood — in partnership with Wings of Rescue and New Beginnings of Merced, California — has added a special twist to this year’s Giving Tuesday as it turned the tables…

South County Fire board swears in Chan, thanks Burnett for his service

David Chan was sworn in this week to replace Drew Burnett on the South County Fire Board of Commissioners following certification of the general election results. Chan has been a fire commissioner in South Snohomish County since 2005. He was serving as the representative of Commissioner District 4 in the Lake Stickney area at the…

Community services fair for county residents Dec. 1 in south Everett

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is holding a community services fair for Snohomish County residents on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from noon-4 p.m. in the Safeway parking lot located at 520 128th St. S.W. in south Everett. Community services and resources that will be onsite include social workers, the Snohomish County Office of Neighborhoods, screening for…

Sponsor spotlight: Avoid frustrating shipping delays — shop local estate sales

Are you moving, downsizing, or do you just need some new furniture? Maybe you have a friend or family member who is in the middle of one of these transitions. Typically, furnishing a space is relatively simple; standard wait time may be involved if you’re having items shipped from the warehouse. However in the midst…

COVID-19 vaccines now available at Ash Way Park and Ride

Starting this week, the Snohomish Health District is administering COVID-19 vaccines three days per week at the Ash Way Park and Ride in Lynnwood. Appointments are required and available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays in December for people ages 12 and up. The site offers drive-through vaccinations including first and second doses, boosters…

South County Fire offers checklist to help deck the halls safely

As the holiday season gets underway, South County Fire offers this checklist to help you deck the halls safely: Replace strings of lights if cords are worn, broken or have loose light bulb connections. Check indoor/outdoor use ratings for lights. Follow manufacturer’s instructions on the maximum number of light strands to connect. Use clips, not…

Woman injured after being hit by vehicle in downtown Edmonds Saturday

A Mill Creek woman suffered a possible broken arm after she was struck by a vehicle around 6:30 p.m. in a downtown Edmonds crosswalk Saturday, Nov. 27. According to Edmonds Acting Assistant Police Chief Josh McClure, the woman and a friend had just left a restaurant and were walking north on 5th Avenue South. The…

Sponsor spotlight: Year-end tax planning ideas for your business

As 2021 winds down, here are some ideas to consider in order to help manage your small business and prepare for filing your upcoming tax return. Identify all vendors who require a 1099-MISC and a 1099-NEC. Obtain tax identification numbers (TIN) for each of these vendors. Determine if you qualify for the Paycheck Protection Program…

High school jazz band student gets guest DJ spot on KNKX

Lynnwood High School jazz band member Jackson McCormick recently appeared as a guest DJ on KNKX public radio’s Evening Jazz show with Abe Beeson. The 16-year-old junior plays saxophone in the jazz band and clarinet in the LHS wind ensemble. He said that when school band director Phillip Onishi asked him if he’d be interested in…

County seeks public’s ideas on updating comprehensive plan for growth management

Snohomish County is asking for public comments to help develop its 2024 Comprehensive Plan update. The county is currently gathering feedback to assist with creating an overarching vision statement and also regarding the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) scoping process for the environmental review portion of the update. The county’s population is estimated to experience an…