Edmonds schools foundation to manage Hubbard Family Foundation scholarship

The Foundation for Edmonds School District said Thursday it will manage the Hubbard Family Foundation Scholarship, established in 1983 by longtime Edmonds resident Larry Hubbard. The Hubbard Family Foundation provides grants and scholarships to those within the Edmonds School District’s boundaries. Two graduating seniors per high school receive a Hubbard Family Foundation Scholarship to pursue postsecondary…

Snow takes toll on local blood supply

Bloodworks Northwest is urging the public to give blood or platelets in the wake of this week’s snowstorm, which led to a 30% decrease in donations. Hundreds of donors scheduled to donate Tuesday and Wednesday were unable to make their appointments and several blood drives had to be cancelled due to weather conditions. Community members…

Edmonds School District planning a late start for schools Thursday

The Edmonds School District said that all schools will start two hours late Thursday, Dec. 1, due to continued power outages and road conditions. The district said it will continue to assess the conditions overnight and into the morning and will provide any updates if needed. All district schools were closed Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Thousands left without power Tuesday night

Thousands of Snohomish County PUD customers were without power Tuesday night in Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace, according to the PUD outage map. There were reports of transformers blowing amid gusty winds and blowing snow but the exact cause of the outages wasn’t immediately available. Customers can check the status of outages and report one…

Department of Health offering free classroom resources based on state data

The Washington State Department of Health has created the following educational resources to introduce students and teachers to public health and climate change data. Free professional development course In an effort to engage students with local health and climate data, the department is unveiling a free professional development course for teachers that uses Department of…

I-5 express lanes in Seattle to remain southbound through Wednesday, Nov. 30

The Interstate 5 express lanes in Seattle will remain open in the southbound direction through at least 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Washington State Department of Transportation said. They did not switch to northbound on Tuesday, Nov. 29, due to snow. The express lanes are normally reversed each day and closed overnight, but snow…

Sponsor spotlight: Raising a financially savvy child

If you have children or grandchildren, you have an opportunity to give them a jump-start on their journey to becoming financially responsible adults. While teaching your child about money and finances is easier when you start early, it’s never too late to impart your wisdom. Here are some age-relevant suggestions to help develop a financially…

Updated: Free at-home COVID-19 tests no longer available

The Washington State Department of Health said it “has already exhausted the limited supply” of free COVID-19 home test kits, which it recently announced were available to residents through the end of the year. “We have had an overwhelming response to the initiative,” a pop-up message on the department’s free COVID test webpage said.  

Girls on the Run seeking volunteer coaches for spring 2023 season

Girls on the Run (GOTR) of Snohomish County is looking for coaches for their spring 2023 season, and also has opportunities for those who want to bring the program to your school or group. GOTR is a “physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls and gender-expansive youth in third through eighth grade to…

With snow possible this week, here are City of Edmonds plowing, de-icing maps

With the possibility of snow in the forecast this week, residents may be wondering how the City of Edmonds prioritizes snow removal and street de-icing. The maps posted above serve as a reminder. According to the city, anti-icing is applied to roadways just ahead of a freeze in an effort to keep ice from building…

Apparent arson leaves Hickman Park restrooms in ruin

Updated with additional information from South County Fire. An overnight blaze left the restroom facilities at Edmonds’ Hickman Park a heap of steaming rubble, destroying two port-a-potties and the wooden fence enclosing them. “One engine company was dispatched at 1:17 a.m. after multiple callers to 911 reported large flames visible at the park,” said South…

Sponsor spotlight: It’s the perfect time to shine with diamonds

Cline Jewelers has just the deal you need to get a timeless pair of diamond earrings The holiday season is picking up, and Cline Jewelers is helping people shine right on through the new year. With beautiful diamond and gemstone selections to choose from, there’s something for everyone on your list, even you. From diamond…

School board receives budget updates, Martha Lake Elementary student presentation

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors at its Tuesday, Nov. 22 meeting received a student presentation and school improvement plan from Martha Lake Elementary School. During the presentation, students from each grade talked to the board about the school’s new pledge. Martha Lake Elementary Principal Stephanie Kay-Fredrickson said surveys were given to each class…

Plan for overnight freeway ramp closures Nov. 28-Dec. 1 due to light rail work

Sound Transit will close several ramps overnight the week of Nov. 28 as part of the ongoing Lynnwood Link extension project. The eastbound SR 104 on-ramp to northbound Interstate 5 will close nightly from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, through the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 30. The southbound I-5 off-ramp and on-ramp…

Save the date: Free vision and hearing screenings at Edmonds Waterfront Center Dec. 13

The Edmonds Waterfront Center is partnering with the Edmonds Lions Club to provide free hearing and vision screenings from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 13. The Lions Club provides assistance to obtain glasses and hearing aids for qualifying low-income children and adults. Participants must live in Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood or Mountlake Terrace. No appointment…

Clothes dryer fire safety tips from state fire marshal’s office

Clothes dryers caused 4% of home structure fires in 2014 through 2018, according to the National Fire Protection Association, and last year in Washington state, there were a reported 352 fires caused by appliances, including clothes dryers. More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months and peak in the month for…

Healthy eating: Winter green salad a fresh option for holiday table

During the holidays, it’s easy to eat rich and high-caloric foods. We’re visiting with family and friends as well as going to open houses and office parties, where we are treating ourselves to a wide assortment festive foods of the holidays. It’s all good — everything in moderation, right? Try not to demonize the foods…

Sponsor spotlight: Give back in a big way by shopping small this holiday season

We’ve all heard the saying “A little bit goes a long way.” In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, no truer words could be spoken. Between hanging Christmas lights, prepping all those holiday decorations, cooking a full holiday feast, and wrapping what seems like an endless number of gifts, we often overlook how…

Washington State Patrol ‘HiVE’ enforcement week two happening Nov. 26

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) will once again be focusing its efforts to reduce serious injury and fatality collisions during a “High Visibility Enforcement” (HiVE) patrol Saturday, Nov. 26. This will be the second of four HiVE patrols occurring in conjunction with statewide efforts during the upcoming holiday season. Future patrols include Dec. 17 and…

Sponsor spotlight: The Downtown Edmonds 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

If we know anything about our holiday gifting goals, we know they’re two-fold: purchasing presents needs to be easy, and it needs to feel good. Thankfully, we live in Edmonds, where hundreds of local businesses abound—all in the same small radius! Bookmark this guide and pull it up when you’re circling the downtown blocks looking…

Thanksgiving safety tips from the state fire marshal

According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment, with Christmas Day and Christmas Eve following close behind. Between 2017 and 2021, fire agencies in Washington state reported more than 9,850 fires related to cooking, resulting in 13 fire fatalities and $44 million…

Washington State Patrol special enforcement Nov. 19 results in speeding, DUI infractions

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) last weekend conducted a High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) emphasis to reduce serious injury and fatality collisions, as well as intercept crime. The criminal offense citations and arrests as part of the Saturday, Nov. 19 patrol on Interstate 5 in Snohomish County included DUI with a preliminary breath test result of…