Sponsor spotlight: Test your knowledge with this tax history trivia

With the IRS moving tax day back for all U.S. filers for the second time in as many years, it’s time once again for a fun diversion by looking back at tax history! Test your tax knowledge using these questions to stump your friends and family.  In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln enacted a flat tax…

Nearby option for COVID-19 vaccine: Shoreline Center

If you are looking for a nearby option for a COVID-19 vaccine, a reminder from our friends at Shoreline Area News that the UW Medicine North King County Vaccination Clinic in Shoreline provides walk-in vaccinations for Pfizer (age 16+) and Moderna (age 18+) first and second doses. Located in the auditorium at the Shoreline Center…

Edmonds VFW Post 8870 announces 2021 scholarship winners

VFW Post 8870 awards scholarships annually to deserving high school graduates in the Edmonds and Mukilteo school districts. This year’s winners of $1,500 scholarships are all children or grandchildren of one or more veterans, or those currently serving members of the armed forces. Winners were selected from among a group of 15 applicants, based on…

Edmonds Police Blotter: April 27-May 3, 2021

April 27 9100 block 236th Street Southwest: A man claiming to be with the border patrol told a woman she had a suspicious package. 500 block Main Street: A man was seen offering free COVID-19 tests. (See related story here.) 8200 block Lake Ballinger Way: A woman alleged someone entered her home and stole her…

Starting May 10, over $10 million in grants available to help nonprofit community organizations

The Washington State Department of Commerce is partnering with ArtsFund to provide over $10 million in grants to help community organizations across the state that have been impacted by the pandemic. The Nonprofit Community Relief grant application portal opens Monday, May 10 for eligible Washington state organizations The grant program focuses on arts, culture, science and…

Edmonds School District offering free swim voucher program for students

Thanks to support from the Verdant Health Commission, the Edmonds School District is offering all district students the opportunity to receive free water safety swim lessons this summer. The swim vouchers will be sent to all third grade students for lessons in levels 1-4 in water safety, through classroom teachers during the month of May….

Edmonds-Woodway student, teacher selected for 2021 Bezos Scholars program

Edmonds-Woodway High School student Owen Lee and educator Nick Wellington have been selected for the 2021 cohort of the Bezos Scholars program. The Bezos Family Foundation launched the Scholars program in 2005 to provide young people a platform to design solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing their communities. Lee is passionate about climate…

Residents launch Edmonds Civic Roundtable

With a stated mission “to empower Edmonds neighbors, organizations and government to work together to solve problems in a genuinely collaborative, equitable and non-partisan manner,” a group of residents Thursday launched the Edmonds Civic Roundtable. Organizers stressed that the group does not advocate for specific outcomes regardless of how individual members might feel. “We believe sound…

Foundation for Edmonds School District launches vision program for families in need

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has announced a new vision program providing complimentary eye exams and hardware to families in need. The program — in partnership with the Edmonds School District and National Vision Cares — is funded through a grant from Foundry10, a philanthropic educational research organization. With a referral from an Edmonds School…

Sponsor spotlight: Treat Mom to Scotty’s Food Truck fare this weekend

Scotty’s Food Truck will be in its usual spot for Mother’s Day weekend — in the Calvary Chapel 5 Corners parking lot in Edmonds. Scotty’s is always at this location on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Stop in and get the family blackened salmon Caesar salads for a “no cook” dinner. Call ahead ata 206-795-1615 if you…

Police: Missing MTHS student found

Bothell police said Tuesday night that they have found a missing 15-year-old Mountlake Terrace High School freshman who ran away from home April 25. Ema Catalan, from the Lynnwood/Bothell area, was located and her family was enroute to join her, police said.

COVID briefing: ‘Sigh of relief’ as Snohomish County gets rollback reprieve

Snohomish County gets a reprieve. There is no rollback to Phase 2 COVID restrictions for the county; in fact, no rollbacks statewide.  That’s the news from Gov. Jay Inslee, who says all counties will stay where they are for the next two weeks. That means shopping, dining, outdoor recreation all stays where it is; we…

Two grocery workers elected to PCC board

Updated with additional information from PCC. Members of PCC have elected two grocery workers to the board of trustees. Donna Rasmussen and Laurae McIntyre — both members of UFCW 21, which represents PCC workers— were two of five candidates vying for three open PCC board positions. Workers at the Edmonds PCC staged a protest outside the…

Advance appointments now optional at Snohomish County mass vaccination sites

Starting Wednesday, May 5, all mass vaccination sites operated by the Snohomish County Vaccine Taskforce will begin offering on-site registration for people who do not have a prior appointment. People may arrive at the sites during open hours to receive their vaccine even if they do not have an appointment. Vaccinations will be provided as…

Creative Retirement Institute offering classes at Edmonds College during spring term

Although there are only six more weeks remaining in the spring term at Edmonds College, there are a dozen classes for you to enjoy with the Creative Retirement Institute (CRI). Partnering with Edmonds College, CRI’s mission is to provide quality, lifelong learning opportunities for adults in a supportive environment. For instance, as the U.S. struggles to…

Inslee announces two-week pause on phases

Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday announced a two-week pause on movement in the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan. Under the pause, every county will remain in its current phase. At the end of two weeks, each county will be re-evaluated. The decision was made in consultation with the Department of Health, and reflects current…

Welcoming our new Weather page sponsor, McDonald McGarry Insurance

We are happy to announce that longtime Edmonds business McDonald McGarry Insurance is sponsoring our Weather page. They’ve been providing “A tradition of quality service since 1954” — the slogan they’ve used in years past and one that is even more relevant today because it truly reflects three generations of the McDonald family business. In…

Sno-King School Retirees scholarships awarded to two Edmonds SD students

Sno-King School Retirees — which includes retired educators from the Edmonds, Northshore and Shoreline School Districts — has chosen four students to receive $2,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year to begin their university education. In addition, through the generosity of former member Winnie Smith — who left a donation in her will — Sno-King…

South County Fire offering free online safety classes in May

From child car seat safety to disaster preparedness, South County Fire is hosting free online classes and programs in May. All classes use Zoom and require internet access via a smart phone, tablet or computer. Register in advance online at www.southsnofire.org/classes. Classes offered in May include: Child Car Seat Safety, May 5, 6 p.m., or…

Healthy Eating: Almond date balls a nutritious, delicious snack

I’ve grown slightly weary of cooking full deal meals.  My tendency these days is to prepare a big pot of soup or stew, a  casserole or a piece of protein and some sides that I can call dinner for at least two or three nights. Everyone is on their own for breakfast or lunch. Lately…