Former Acting Police Chief Lawless honored by Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary

It was a double honor for former Edmonds Police Department Acting Chief Jim Lawless as he was named both the 2020 Professional of the Year and the newest Rotary Paul Harris Fellow at a special Tuesday morning meeting of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary, the first large meeting to be held at the new Edmonds Waterfront…

Sponsor spotlight: Summer celebrations at the Lynnwood Convention Center

As Snohomish County heads into the warmer months of the year, the Lynnwood Convention Center is gearing up to host a variety of summer events and celebrations while continuing to adhere to current safety guidelines. From retirement parties, bridal or baby showers, to graduation celebrations and family reunions, the Lynnwood Convention Center has multiple event…

Edmonds man suspected in child rape captured in Florida

A 34-year-old Edmonds man captured while attempting to flee the country on a sailboat off the Florida coast is being held in Lee County Jail awaiting an extradition hearing to Washington state for charges of child rape and child molestation. Edmonds police began investigating the suspect in January 2021, when a woman reported to Edmonds police…

Edmonds Heights’ robotics team finishes season with strong showing at state

Edmonds Heights’ K-12 robotics team 3805 Atomic Robotics wrapped up its 2021 season last week, placing high in both interleague and state competitions. The 3805 Atomic Robotics is a First Tech Challenge (FTC) team, which is part of the First program — a global program for students grades 7-12 to compete in a robot-building challenge. Participants this…

Sponsor spotlight: Individual income taxes — who pays what

There will be a lot of political rhetoric about increasing the national debt with trillions more in spending, adding billions to allow the IRS to audit high- income taxpayers, and creating more changes in the tax code in the next few months. To help you break through the media clutter, here is the latest information…

Edmonds School District High School Students of Month for April 2021

Edmonds eLearning Academy Parker Thomas Parents’ Names: Tracy and Ed Thomas Interests: I enjoy reading and painting, and gardening with my mom. Community Service: I’ve babysat for my neighbors multiple times, and I’ve taken care of some friends’ pets as well. Edmonds Heights K-12 Isabella Strauss Parents’ Names: Erica and Nick Strauss GPA: 3.9 Community…

Sponsor spotlight: Outdoor living design ideas

With more time spent at home this year, getting some fresh air and spending time outside the home is growing in popularity. Even before the pandemic, the demand for outdoor living space has been growing. A majority of home buyers (87%) ranked “patio” among the top essential features in a home, according to a recent…

Edmonds Police Blotter: May 4-10, 2021

May 4 7300 block 213th Place Southwest: A motorcycle was reported stolen from a residence. 21500 block 73rd Place West: The laundry room of an apartment complex was vandalized. 23500 block Edmonds Way: Police took protective custody of a runaway juvenile. This was not the first time the child had run away. 21600 block Highway…

Edmonds School Board discusses plans for return to in-person learning this fall

With plans to return students to in-person learning starting this fall, the Edmonds School Board Monday night discussed several matters that need to be addressed before the school district brings students back to classrooms five days a week. During the board’s regular school building re-entry briefing, Superintendent Gustavo Balderas announced plans to offer students the…

Edmonds School District automotive performance club sweeps state competition

High school students in the Edmonds School District’s Automotive Training Program recently took home top honors at the Washington State SkillsUSA championships. The SkillsUSA automotive service technology competition was held virtually this year and has two different skills divisions – automotive service and automotive maintenance. Students who receive gold medals at the state level then advance…

Sponsor spotlight: Edmonds Arts Festival opens virtual poster shop

Edmonds Arts Festival posters are known for their beautiful and eye-catching art. However, those posters can be hard to come by once the festival is over. The good news is, now you can get copies of all the Edmonds Arts Festival posters in our new and improved festival merchandise shop. Each year, the festival board…

Snohomish PUD launches electric vehicle charger rebates for business customers

Snohomish County PUD is now offering commercial, industrial and multi-family customers a rebate for the purchase and installation of qualifying Level 2 connected Energy Star electric vehicle (EV) chargers at their facilities. Rebates apply to both new and existing facilities: New construction facilities are eligible for a $500 rebate per port. Existing facilities requiring infrastructure…

South County Fire reunites family with Pearl Harbor survivor’s memorabilia

Edmonds resident Kim Sharpe is a Navy veteran, and also works with South County Fire as its veterans outreach coordinator. “So it was just by coincidence (and) good luck,” he said, that the woman who showed up recently at Lynnwood Fire Station 15 with a shadow box of unknown origins happened to encounter him. Fire…

Sponsor spotlight: 10 things to know before getting a CoolSculpting treatment

Seeing “trouble areas” in the mirror? Clothes not fitting like they used to? Are you exercising, but can’t seem to get rid of stubborn fat? Want help eliminating fat in these “trouble areas” without surgery or downtime? CoolSculpting — offered by PUR Skin Clinic in downtown Edmonds — is a non-surgical, non-invasive body contouring treatment…

Edmonds School District planning to offer full-time in-person learning option this fall

The Edmonds School District is planning to return students to full-time in-person learning at the start of the 2021-22 school year, according to district leaders. At the Edmonds School Board of Directors’ May 11 business meeting, Superintendent Gustavo Balderas said the district intends to offer students the option to return to in-person leaning five days…

Alderwood Terrace Rotary honors Edmonds School District April Educators of the Month

Every month, a group of schools select a staff member as Educator of the Month. The Rotary Club of Alderwood Terrace then holds an awards ceremony to honor the awardees. The following school staff were honored in April: Westgate Elementary School – Carrie Hamilton-Engbert, Elizabeth Nogales, Mary Gilman and Tamera McKenzie Kindergarten teachers “They have…

Reminder: Virtual Health and Fitness Expo May 15-22

It’s time for the annual Health and Fitness Expo, sponsored by City of Edmonds Parks and Recreation, Move 60!, the Edmonds School District and Verdant Health Commission to promote health and fitness for families that live in Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier. This year’s Health and Fitness Expo is virtual, and participants will have…

1st Security Bank adopts new home mortgage closing program

Mountlake Terrace-based 1st Security Bank said Wednesday it has adopted a new Hybrid/eNote program to increase the efficiency of its mortgage closing process while decreasing its environmental impact. The platform enables home mortgage clients to conveniently sign most of their closing documents from any location with web access, resulting in a faster, more secure process…

Salomon’s driver’s license suspension reform bill signed into law

A bill that removes non-payment of moving violation-based traffic infractions from a list of actions that can lead to criminal enforcement of license suspensions was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday. SB 5226, sponsored by 32nd District State Sen. Jesse Salomon, removes criminal penalties for an inability to pay traffic fines. Under…

County leaders say COVID-19 case rates remain flat, are hopeful to stay in Phase 3

Snohomish County leaders said during a May 11 briefing that due to stable COVID-19 case rates they are hopeful the county will be able to remain in Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery reopening plan when Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide two-week pause on counties’ phase movement is expected to end next week….