City of Edmonds answers Hwy 99 construction questions during project kickoff

The City of Edmonds Thursday, June 16 hosted the official kickoff for the long-awaited Highway 99 Revitalization Project. Approximately 20 people attended the virtual event to learn more and ask questions about the upcoming construction. Plans for Highway 99 renovations have been in the works since the Edmonds City Council approved a subarea plan for…

Three days of free access to state parks coming in June

In honor of three different events, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is providing the public with a free day of access to state parks on three days in June during which visitors will not need a Discover Pass for day-use parking. Free days of access this month include : Saturday, June 11 — National Get…

Edmonds — behind the scenes: Digging into the history of the Edmonds Cemetery

Introducing a new monthly feature, Edmonds — behind the scenes, by the Edmonds husband-and-wife team of Sam Spencer and Diana Sheiness. Cliff Edwards became the sexton at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery in 1990, eight years after Lawrence Hubbard had purchased and donated it to the City of Edmonds.  Prior to 1982, the cemetery had been owned…

Mother’s Day gift idea: Tea in a box

The British Robins, a local Daughters of the British Empire chapter, is offering a Mother’s Day gift idea: tea in a box for $25 — with all profits going to charity. Prepay when you sign up, then collect your box the day prior in downtown Edmonds. Each box for one will contain two sausage rolls,…

Snohomish PUD hosting virtual workshop on Lower Snake River dams April 26

The Snohomish County PUD Commission is hosting a virtual workshop Tuesday, April 26 on the impacts of the Lower Snake River dam operations to PUD customers. Currently, most of PUD’s power is purchased from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), and most of BPA’s power is generated by dams built by the federal government throughout the…

In return to annual spring event, Floretum volunteers get planting

After a two-year hiatus, an estimated 30 Edmonds Floretum Garden Club members and volunteers were back at it with a vengeance on Tuesday morning, filling the 100 hanging flower baskets that will grace our downtown streets this summer. Organized in 1922, this year the Edmonds Floretum Garden Club celebrates 100 years of bringing floral beauty…

Health department: Overdose deaths in Washington top 2,000 in 2021 and continue to rise

New data from the Washington State Department of Health show that deaths from drug overdoses continue to increase for Washington residents. Provisional data as of April 4 show drug-related overdose deaths surpassed 2,000 in 2021, a more than 66% increase compared to 2019. “Overdose deaths are a public health emergency, and fentanyl is a major…

Passionate about environmental issues? Community Action Training School begins in May

Those with an interest in environmental issues are invited to attend Community Action Training School, a free training program on scientific issues including watershed health, clean water, native plants and salmon habitat/population restoration. The program administrators support attendees in the design and implementation of stewardship action projects in their own communities. Community Action Training School, sponsored…

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen visits Edmonds, meets with city and port officials

Second District Congressman Rick Larsen brought early spring weather with him as he came to Edmonds for a Wednesday two-pronged event comprising a meeting with Mayor Mike Nelson and city officials to review the city’s COVID response, and a briefing from the Port of Edmonds on the upcoming improvements to port facilities. With the final…

Edmonds College returns to remote operations for winter quarter  

Edmonds College on Thursday announced it has decided to remain in remote operations through March 18, the end of winter quarter. A few critical classes with hands-on components vital to learning may be held in-person on campus. Classes moved online for the first week of Winter quarter in an effort to help mitigate cases of…

Edmonds Police Blotter: Nov. 30-Dec. 9, 2021

Nov. 30 5500 block 64th Place Northeast: Edmonds police assisted the Mountlake Terrace Police Department with information regarding an incident. 23700 block 84th Avenue West: A package was stolen from a porch. 8600 block 238th Street Southwest: A driver was cited during a traffic stop for expired vehicle registration. 100 block Main Street: A wallet…

Pop-up blood drives scheduled in South Snohomish County Nov. 30-Dec. 14

The need for blood in the community is rising and to meet that challenge, Bloodworks needs all donors to step up. So book your next donation now to make sure patients get the fighting chance they deserve. All types are urgently needed, but Type O is especially in demand. Upcoming events – Nile Shrine (Mountlake…

Saturday bike ride examines connectivity gaps along Interurban Trail

A group of about 40 bicyclists of all ages gathered in Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center parking lot Saturday morning for a short ride aimed at exploring connection gaps and safety issues facing those who pedal the Interurban Trail system stretching from the King/Snohomish County line to Lynnwood. The ride was sponsored by two organizations:…

Now’s the time to weigh in with your own state redistricting map

The Washington State Redistricting Commission reminds the public that to ensure the full consideration, third-party maps should be submitted by Friday, Oct. 22. Third-party map submissions are those that meet the same statutory requirements the commissioners must meet when delivering their final maps. Those requirements are detailed in Chapter 44.05.090 of the Revised Code of…

Underwater marina cleanup yields trash and old technology

Saturday morning saw Annie Crawley and her underwater dive team at it again, diving beneath the Edmonds Marina boat moorage floats to clean up and bring the surface the plethora of underwater debris that has built up over the years. The project involved the section just north of Anthony’s Homeport under float M through Q,…

Election 2021: Deborah Kilgore seeks re-election to District 4 seat

Ahead of the Nov. 2 general election, My Neighborhood News Network sent questionnaires to candidates campaigning for the Edmonds School District Board of Directors. To surveys are intended to help voters make an informed by asking candidates about a range of issues facing the school district. We are posting these as we receive them. Deborah…

Blood drive at Lynnwood Convention Center Sept. 21-22

The Lynnwood Convention Center is hosting a Pop-Up Blood Donor Center Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 21-22. You can make an appointment at www.lynnwoodcc.com/blooddrive.  Appointments and masks are required. There is no deferral from donating if you receive the COVID vaccine. See the COVID-19 safety measures webpage for more information.

Edmonds police investigating Plum Tree Plaza fire as arson

The early morning fire that severely damaged all 14 businesses at the Plum Tree Plaza in Edmonds Saturday, Sept. 11 is being investigated as arson, Edmonds police said Monday. Edmonds police detectives are working with South County Fire as well as agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) as they continue the…

Reader view: The sidewalks are impassable

After kind emails to Feedme Hospitality are unanswered, it’s worth putting this into the public arena for debate. Salt and Iron, and MarKet (and others to a lesser degree), have eateries on both sides of the sidewalk. They have what looks like 200% capacity. Putting the obvious CV-21 selective enforcement aside for a moment, people…