Edmonds Downtown Holiday Market returns Dec. 3; holiday trolley also operating

After a week off due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Edmonds Holiday Market will be back on Saturday, Dec. 3  at 5th Avenue North and Bell Street. The market continues on Dec. 10 and 17. Shoppers will find more than 60 vendors offering a selection of holiday gifts and specialty items, produce, food, wines, flowers, treats…

I-5 express lanes in Seattle to remain southbound this weekend

The Interstate 5 express lanes in Seattle will remain southbound for the weekend — from Friday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. until Monday, Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. — because of weather-related road conditions, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said. Normally, the express lanes operate in the southbound direction weekdays from 5-11 a.m….

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office announces new crime, jail data dashboard

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office has developed an interactive digital dashboard that encompasses crime data, crime trends, domestic violence data, weapons offenses and data from the Snohomish County Jail. The new public dashboard is now available on the sheriff’s office website and updates each week. Historically, sheriff’s office crime data was published at the end…

High school sports roundup for Dec. 1, 2022

Girls basketball Glacier Peak defeated Meadowdale 65-60 The Grizzlies overcame a 30-21 halftime deficit to defeat the Mavericks in a non-conference season-opening game. Brynna Pukis scored 29 points for Glacier Peak, including 12 points in the fourth quarter. Gia Powell led the Mavericks with 23 points. Glacier Peak top scorers: Brynna Pukis 29, Kylani Rookstool 11,…

Gesa Credit Union hosting Stock-the-Sock Holiday Toy Drive

Gesa Credit Union is partnering with Local Heroes groups across Washington for its 7th annual Stock-the-Sock Holiday Toy Drive. From now until Dec. 19, community members are encouraged to donate toys in the oversized holiday stockings found at every Gesa branch. All donations will be donated to Local Hero initiatives across the state. Examples of…

Enjoy Port of Edmonds Holiday on the Docks through December

Throughout the month of December, the guest moorage at the Port of Edmonds Marina, 458 Admiral Way, will be filled with boats decked out in holiday decorations. You’re invited to take a walk and enjoy Holiday on the Docks, brought to you by Edmonds Yacht Club and the Port of Edmonds. Also save the date…

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…

Saturday: St. Alban’s to hold drive-thru food drive

St. Alban’s Episcopal Church will hold another drive-thru food collection on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The food drive continues the church’s ongoing support of local food banks, with all donations of food and money going to them for distribution. Recommended donation items include non-perishable food such as soups, tuna, peanut…

Reminder: Floretum Garden Club annual wreath sale this weekend

Edmonds’ Floretum Garden Club is holding its annual wreath sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or until sold out. (Note that wreaths did sell out on the first day last year.) Find club members in the driveway at 310 Sunset Ave. N. and choose from exuberant wreaths, swags…

Reader view: It’s easy to learn more about the Edmonds Marsh

The Edmonds Marsh is closer to you than you might think. But what do you know about this valuable patch of wild land between our city and Puget Sound? The Edmonds Marsh Estuary Advocates (EMEA) have established a website that will bring the marsh even closer to you. At www.edmondsmarshestuary.org you can find information about…

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.

EWHS Class of 2023 gift-wrapping fundraiser Dec. 3, 10 and 17

The Edmonds-Woodway High School Class of 2023 is hosting a gift wrapping fundraiser the next three Saturdays — Dec. 3, 10 and 17 — with all proceeds benefiting its Safe and Sober Graduation Night. The gift wrapping will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rogue, 112 5th Ave. S., in downtown Edmonds….

Art Beat: Performing animals, movies, music and more

Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre Friday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Edmonds Center for the Arts 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds If your kids are anything like mine, this is something they would love! Picture the cutest pet trick you can imagine. You’ll see it here! From dogs jumping rope to cats pushing strollers, this show is…

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…

Planting Edmonds: Gardening tips for growing healthy orcas

Planting Edmonds is a monthly column written by members of Edmonds Floretum Garden Club. So, you want to grow orcas in your garden? Who doesn’t! I grew my first orca this year and I want to share my experience so you too can experience the joys of a beautiful orca garden. I still remember the excitement…

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…

June Sutton: Her love of music and youth was focus of longtime church ministry

June Elsie Sutton June passed away in Marysville, Washington on November 18, 2022, at the age of 93. June was born on December 1, 1928, in Pasadena, California to Solomon and Lillian (Schmidt) Rexius. At a very young age she moved with her parents to Eugene, Oregon area where her two brothers were born, Raymond…

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…

Reminder: City hosting open house Dec. 1 for 76th/220th intersection project

The City of Edmonds invites the public to attend an open house Thursday, Dec. 1 for the 76th Avenue West at 220th Street Southwest Intersection Improvement Project. The project — now at 30% design — is aimed at improving vehicular traffic flows and safety for all those going through the intersection. It will add an eastbound…

Lucia Schmit appointed as county’s director of emergency management

Lucia Schmit has been appointed the director of Snohomish County’s Department of Emergency Management. Schmit has served as an emergency management leader at federal, state and local agencies, including time spent working internationally. She comes to the county from the City of Seattle, where she has worked since 2018 as the emergency planning coordinator. According…

Plan to cut statewide fuel emissions 20 percent starts Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, 2023, Washington’s new Clean Fuel Standard will begin cutting greenhouse gas emissions from transportation — the state’s largest source of carbon pollution — the Washington State Department of Ecology says. Over the next 12 years, the new standard will reduce annual transportation emissions statewide by 20%, or about 4.3 million metric tons…

Introducing our new advertiser, Cascadia Art Museum

Welcome to new advertiser Cascadia Art Museum, an educational nonprofit organization that celebrates the rich cultural history of Northwest art. The museum provides enriching experiences through original exhibitions, public programs, publications and educational outreach. Three new exhibitions open Dec. 1, 2022: George Tsutakawa: Early Works on Paper Urban Scenes of Seattle – 1910 -1960 Vintage Christmas…

Deborah Ridgeway: Celebration of life scheduled for Dec. 3

Deborah Ridgeway Deborah Osburn Ridgeway passed away on October 31, 2022, at the age of 46 in Stanwood, Washington, surrounded by her loving family. Deborah was born in Bellingham, Washington, on March 3, 1976 to parents Otis and Phyllis Osburn. While growing up, Deborah spent her summer picking strawberries, “helping” on the family blueberry farm,…

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…

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