Edmonds School Board approves agreement for school-based health center

A school-based health center is coming to the Edmonds School District later this year, after the district’s Board of Directors unanimously approved an agreement with Community Health Centers (CHC) of Snohomish County during its June 28 regular business meeting. Plans call for the health center to be located at Meadowdale High School and will include…

Pedestrian hit by vehicle while trying to cross I-5 near 212th St SW Thursday

A pedestrian who walked into traffic on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood was struck by a vehicle just before 3 p.m. Thursday, the Washington State Patrol said. The pedestrian entered the freeway on the eastbound shoulder of the interstate, near 212th Street Southwest, and was crossing west when a Cadillac Escalade headed northbound struck the person…

Edmonds in Bloom celebrates summer with garden flags, upcoming events

Summer has arrived, and Edmonds in Bloom volunteers in June canvassed neighborhoods and the downtown Edmonds Business District “planting” Edmonds in Bloom flags in front-yard gardens and storefronts containers — their way of saying “thank you” to local gardeners for helping to make Edmonds beautiful. The annual Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour is Sunday, July…

Community Transit service, Sound Transit buses on Sunday schedule July 4

All Community Transit service and Sound Transit buses to/from Snohomish County will operate a Sunday schedule on Independence Day, Monday, July 4. – All Community Transit bus and DART paratransit service: Sunday schedule – Sound Transit buses to/from Snohomish County: Sunday schedule –  Customer Care phone lines and RideStore: Closed There will be no bus…

Evergreen State Fair hosting fair food drive July 1-16

The Evergreen State Fair is hosting its annual Fair Food Drive early this year — on Saturday, July 16, from noon-5 p.m. in the west parking lot at the Evergreen Fair Park in Monroe. With support from Lee Johnson Auto Family, drop-off options are also available July 1-15, 2022 at various Lee Johnson Auto Family…

Edmonds Rotary welcomes new president

Debbie Danekas is the new president of the Edmonds Rotary Club, effective July 1. She takes over from 2021-22 President Maggie Peterson. Danekas recently retired from Shepherd’s Grain. She has extensive experience in hotel management.

Fortuna Law offering free ‘Pride in Edmonds’ stickers

For the second year in a row, Fortuna Law PLLC is providing free “Pride in Edmonds” posters and stickers to the community to celebrate Pride month. Attorney Jenna Nand said they can be picked up at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce office, 121 5th Ave. N., in downtown Edmonds.

Interim Edmonds SD superintendent outlines priorities for upcoming school year

The Edmonds School District will be welcoming interim superintendent Dr. Rebecca Miner on July 1, and the new superintendent shared her priorities during an interview with My Edmonds News earlier this week. Miner’s appointment came after current Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balders announced he would be leaving the district to accept a position with the Beaverton…

Council honors Greg Urban, delays consideration of reproductive freedom resolution

Most of the Edmonds City Council meeting was devoted to routine city business Tuesday night — from moving forward with a rezone of property in the Westgate neighborhood and a new event permitting process, to accepting a generous donation to support the city’s flower basket program. But a proposed resolution supporting reproductive freedom served as…

Public invited to comment on future of safety rest areas statewide

An online open house is now available for travelers, freight haulers, business owners and others to provide feedback on the future of safety rest areas across Washington state. Input will be used to make decisions about the program’s maintenance and operations and to update the Washington State Department of Transportation’s strategic plan for rest areas….

Daniels elected chair of South County Fire Board of Commissioners

Derek Daniels is the new chair of the South County Fire Board of Commissioners. Commissioners elected Daniels to the position of chair after Greg Urban resigned at the June 21 board meeting. Urban plans to move out of state later this summer and expects to step down as commissioner following the board’s July 12 meeting….

Irish dancer from Edmonds school competing in nationals this weekend

Dancer Lyla Higgins from the Edmonds-based Carroll-Henderson School of Irish Dancing will be competing at the North American Irish Dance Nationals in Montreal, Canada this weekend. “Lyla is a stylish dancer with immense natural talent. She has excelled competitively and also artistically — recently choreographing her own dance for our end-of-year recitals called Metamorphosis,” said the…

Traveling Independence Day weekend? Plan ahead to avoid delays

With the Fourth of July holiday fast approaching, the Washington State Department of Transportation’s travel charts are now available to help people plan ahead. The weekend prior to Monday, July 4 is expected to see increased travel on many key routes including Interstate-5, I-90 and ferry service throughout the Puget Sound and San Juan Islands. The…

YWCA Pathways for Women shelter seeking donations of household items

The YWCA Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood is seeking donations of household cleaning products and gently used bedding, especially twin/full sheets. These donations allow the shelter to ensure funds can be used to directly support clients. Also needed are other household items such as can openers, pots and pans, silverware, potholders, oven cookware, glasses,…

Edmonds Marsh volunteer restoration project to resume this summer

Community volunteers are preparing to resume habitat restoration work along Highway 104 this summer. The volunteer work, under an Adopt-A-Highway agreement with the Washington State Department of Transportation, will continue last year’s successful effort to remove chain-link fencing and an invasive plant (bitter sweet nightshade) that have damaged the wetland and blocked freshwater flows into…

Sponsor spotlight: Edmonds Loves Summer

If you’ve spent time in Edmonds during the summer months, you’ve experienced the vibrant energy of our town under consistent sun rays: Lots of slow-rolling, topless vehicles; more bicycles whizzing by; walkers wearing shorts with happily panting pups (don’t worry—we have treat stops and water bowls all around town); and boats aplenty. During a downtown…

Reader view: The bird and the bees

No, this is not going to be a story you might wish to share with a teenager when it appears the time is right. A clue is the fact the first word is in the singular. Several months ago I made this house out of scraps in my garage and patiently sawed numerous “tubes” from…

Letter to the editor: Responsibility and the common good

Editor: Americans are clearly divided in their response to the Dobbs decision of the Supreme Court regarding a constitutional right to an abortion. Some rejoice in a step toward the end of taking innocent life. Others experience anger over a loss of autonomy and fear of what may come next. When I read the proposed…

Fireworks banned in Southwest Snohomish County

As July 4th approaches, a reminder that fireworks use is banned year-round in southwest Snohomish County. This includes: Unincorporated communities in southwest Snohomish County City of Brier City of Edmonds City of Lynnwood City of Mountlake Terrace Town of Woodway. Professional public fireworks shows are allowed in compliance with local regulations, requirements, and the proper permit….

Sponsor spotlight: Money management tips for couples

Couples consistently report finances as the leading cause of stress in their relationship. Here are a few tips to avoid conflict with your long-term partner or spouse. Be transparent. Be honest with each other about your financial status. As you enter a committed relationship, each partner should learn about the status of the other person’s debts,…

Letter to the editor: Support for a city council resolution regarding reproductive freedom

Editor: This past week, millions across our country had their reproductive freedoms threatened or stripped away when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, ending the Constitutional right to reproductive choice and privacy. Reproductive rights — the full access to reproductive choices, including abortion access — is an issue of human rights.   It…

Reader view: Is Edmonds ending single-family zoning?

Let’s start this discussion with a few definitions to make sure we’re all on the same page. What is single-family residential (SFR) zoning? Per our city code, the purpose of single family residential is: “To reserve and regulate areas primarily for family living in single-family dwellings.”  Our code further defines single-family dwellings as: “Single-family dwelling…

Pur Skin Clinic celebrating 10th anniversary in July

Pῡr Skin Clinic in July is celebrating a decade of providing cosmetic dermatology treatments in Edmonds. On Saturday, July 23, the clinic invites you to celebrate with them. From  1-4 p.m., Pur Skin Clinic will host an anniversary event with treatment demonstrations, light bites and beverages, limited gift bags, a raffle for prizes with proceeds…

Edmonds School Board to discuss school-based health centers June 28

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors will receive an update and further discuss school-based health centers during its Tuesday, June 28 regular business meeting. The board has talked about the idea several times over the past year. Staff have been gathering input and additional information for possibly creating a school-based health center for some of…

Planting Edmonds: Weeds

Planting Edmonds is a monthly column written by members of Edmonds Floretum Garden Club.  Garden weeds are my bugaboo. Let’s dive in, Edmonds, because you have more of these than I’d like to see. What is a weed? Experts have written many words in attempts to answer that question. Some will say it is simply a…

City council set June 28 to accept $2.9 million donation from Edmonds man’s estate

Among items of interest on the Tuesday, June 28 Edmonds City Council agenda: accepting a nearly $2.9 million donation from the estate of an Edmonds man, with specific instructions that it be used “for hanging baskets, street corner flower planting and maintenance.” The city’s parks department received notice it was named as a beneficiary in…

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