PCC workers protest amid allegations of improper board campaign tactics

About a dozen PCC Community Markets employees gathered outside the Edmonds store Wednesday afternoon to protest recent allegations that the Seattle-based food cooperative’s board is discouraging members from voting for two board candidates who are also PCC grocery workers, The workers gathered outside the store at 9803 Edmonds Way, waving signs and handing out flyers…

Charity provides custom stuffed animals for children with special medical needs

Nonprofit organization Tubie Friends provides customized stuffed animals with feeding and other types of medical tubes attached to them to help make life easier for children who rely on such devices. The group will be holding its annual fundraising auction to benefit those charitable efforts later this month. Shannon Gonsalves is a teacher at Brier…

What’s up with Bank of America branch closure in Edmonds?

Readers have asked about the status of the Bank of America Branch at 3rd Avenue and Main Street in downtown Edmonds, which has a sign stating it is closed “due to circumstances beyond our control.” We posed the question to Britney Sheehan, Bank of America senior vice president and media relations manager, and here’s what…

Two Edmonds School District students recognized for work with Boundless Washington program

Two teens from the Edmonds School District were recently recognized by the Washington State Senate as student leaders with disabilities for their involvement with the Boundless Washington program. The statewide program seeks to integrate fun, challenging outdoor activities with leadership development training for middle and high school students from various backgrounds who have physical and sensory disabilities….

COVID-19 briefing: Snohomish County pauses adminstration of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

During the weekly Snohomish County briefing on COVID-19, County Health Officer Dr. Chris Spitters announced Tuesday that effective immediately, the county is “putting a pause on the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.” The rationale, he said, comes from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration…

Edmonds School District welcomes third- through sixth-grade students back to in-person learning

Toting backpacks and sporting face masks, more students were welcomed back into school buildings Monday as third- through sixth-graders returned to in-person learning under the Edmonds School District’s school re-entry plan. Aiming to meet Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency proclamation issued last month to offer in-person learning to all students by April 19, the district welcomed…

FEMA offering financial assistance for COVID-related funeral expenses

If you have lost a loved one to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing financial assistance for coronavirus-related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 202. The funds are provided under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. To apply,…

Sponsor spotlight: Tax return review tips

Prior to e-filing your tax return, you will need to review it. Here are some suggestions to ensure everything looks right. The Basics Confirm the basics for you, your spouse and your dependents: Double check the name, address, Social Security Numbers and proper identification of dependents that are under age 17 Double check filing status. Confirm…

Sponsor spotlight: What is blue light doing to your complexion?

Have you noticed more wrinkles, worsening skin laxity and hyperpigmentation lately? It could be damage from blue light. With the surge in screen time due to the pandemic, we are all spending more time on our devices: The screen of your cell phone, computer, TV and the majority of light bulbs all emit blue light….

Edmonds Police Blotter: March 30-April 5, 2021

March 30 100 block West Dayton Street: Police investigated a sex crime. 24100 block Highway 99: A disturbance between multiple subjects was reported. 8100 block 238th Street Southwest: A woman was removed from a convenience store. 19100 block 88th Avenue West: A subject was arrested and booked into jail after violating a temporary protection order….

Sponsor spotlight: Don’t try this at home — DIY mistakes to avoid

Spring is here, so you might be motivated to tackle a household project that you’ve been avoiding all winter long. Regular household chores such as changing air filters or replacing lightbulbs are low cost and easy ways to keep your home running optimally. If you’re preparing to take on a bigger project, you may want…

SOS rally promotes a more business-friendly Walkable Main Street

A group of downtown business owners and citizens have banded together to form Save Our Saturdays (SOS), which advocates boosting local businesses by making a critical modification to the City of Edmonds’ Walkable Main Street program: limiting the street closure to Sundays only. And on Saturday afternoon, supporters took to the downtown streets to carry…

Edmonds Schools Foundation receives donation from Home Street Bank

Home Street Bank in Mountlake Terrace once again showed its support for the Foundation for Edmonds School District through a $5,000 sponsorship of the foundation’s annual fundraising breakfast. Marilla Sargent, vice president and branch manager at HomeStreet Bank in Mountlake Terrace, presented the $5,000 check Friday to Deb Brandi, the foundation’s executive director. The bank…

Scene in Edmonds: Waterfront Center hosts drive-thru COVID vaccine clinic

The cold, wind and Northwest drizzle could not keep them away. The cars lined up like clockwork at their scheduled time to get their Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine through the window of their car, administered by the able team from South County Fire & Rescue. We were aiming for 50 vaccines, but we delivered…

Edmonds Hero Ace Hardware supports Edmonds Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Edmonds offered its thanks to Chris Kyser, store director of Edmonds Hero Ace Hardware, for the store’s donation to the club. Edmonds Hero Ace hosted a round-up campaign in February that raised $2,242 to benefit the Edmonds Rotary. As donor behaviors have shifted during the pandemic, Edmonds Rotary said it has…

Snohomish County auto theft task force seeking suspect in numerous crimes

The Snohomish County Auto Theft Task Force is asking for the public’s help in locating 36-year-old Aaron Johnson, who is suspected of committing multiple vehicle thefts, burglaries and a robbery. On Dec. 11, 2020, a woman was robbed of her vehicle outside her residence in Everett. Johnson arrived at the location in a stolen black…

Leader of Neo-Nazi group pleads guilty to charges that include threatening Edmonds journalist

A 25-year-old Redmond man who led the neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division, pled guilty Wednesdasy in the U.S. District Court in Seattle to federal conspiracy and hate crime charges for threatening journalists — including TV journalist and Edmonds resident Chris Ingalls —  and advocates who worked to expose anti-Semitism. Cameron Shea pled guilty to one count of…

Scene in Edmonds: Lions Club assists with Cafe Ladro donations to food bank

  When the manager of Cafe Ladro at Five Corners contacted Edmonds Food Bank Director Casey Davis with an offer of extra bakery products and prepared food for the food bank, Davis turned to the Edmonds Lions Club for their assistance. The manager was hoping someone could pick up the products on four days every…