Happening nearby: Improv memory loss workshops offered by Taproot Theatre

The Edmonds Center for the Arts is partnering with Taproot Theatre to offer improvisational theatre workshops to people with memory loss, their family members and care partners. Called “Re-Ignite the Mind with Improvisation and Play,” the workshops are presented as part of ECA’s new Dementia-Inclusive Series, a line-up of creative and social enrichment programs with the…

Commentary: Reasons to vote no on Proposition 1

Proposition 1, the last item on many of our ballots this November, will ask Snohomish County voters to increase the Retail Sales and Use Tax by .3 percent to benefit Community Transit. According to the state Department of Transportation, Community Transit is one of the most expensive transit agencies in the state for it’s size….

Police still seeking public’s help to locate missing Lynnwood man

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking the public’s help in finding a missing Lynnwood man. Jose P. Sanchez Diaz, 20, was last seen on August 28, 2015. He drives a red 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Washington plate No. AUH2654. Diaz works in North Seattle and lives in Lynnwood. “We’ve had no good leads in the…

Reminder: Brier hosts seventh annual Dog-o-Ween at Bobcat Park on Saturday

Brier’s seventh annual Dog-o-Ween event is set for Saturday, Oct. 24 at Bobcat Park in Brier. The event will be from 2-4 p.m. and features prizes, a costume parade and food drive. Dress up your dog and yourself for the costume parade and judging at 3 p.m. Dogs can come dressed up like people and people…

Rare violin donated to Music4Life for use by student in Edmonds School District

A rare violin appraised at $11,500 has been given to Music4Lifeâ„¢, the non-profit that provides musical instruments to participating schools for students in need. The donor is a Bainbridge Island pilot. The instrument has been placed with Edmonds Public Schools. United Airlines pilot Bill Sleeper, not an instrumentalist himself, inherited the John Boder copy of…

Update: Mountlake Terrace Police warn of child luring attempt

The Mountlake Terrace Police has provided additional information on the attempted child luring incident of an 11-year-old girl on Friday, Oct. 16 while she was walking home from Mountlake Terrace Elementary School. Police say that the incident occurred near 51st Ave. W. and 217th St. SW. Original story:  The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is informing the…

25th annual Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Symposium coming Saturday

The 25th annual Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Symposium is set for Saturday, Oct. 24. The public is invited to attend from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for various performances in the Mountlake Terrace High School gym, HUB, theater and band and choir rooms. Among the musicians scheduled to perform are: Lynnwood High School Jazz Ensembles, Edmonds-Woodway Jazz, Madrona…

K-6 students invited to the Great Pumpkin Race at Mountlake Terrace High School on Oct. 29

Edmonds School District running coaches and Mountlake Terrace High School are hosting a free race for elementary students. All District students are invited to participate on Thursday, Oct. 29 with the first of three age-group races starting at 4:15 p.m. This second Annual Great Pumpkin Race will be an exciting opportunity for students to test their fitness as…

Speaking out against oil trains

About 300 people attended an open house and public comment session Monday at the Lynnwood Convention Center that addressed a proposed railroad project at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery in Anacortes. The planned project would accommodate up to six trains per week that would deliver crude oil to the refinery, replacing crude that is currently…

Kids’ Costume Carnival coming Saturday at Terrace Park

The City of Mountlake Terrace Dance and Fitness Program and Kontagious Dance Company host the ninth annual Costume Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 5-9 p.m. at the Terrace Park School Gym. The event includes harvest festival activities, a costume contest, dancing and dance performances. There will be snacks, exciting events, music, games and crafts.Take…

Ballots mailed for Nov. 3 general election

Ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election have been mailed out to all eligible voters. Voters who have not received their ballot by Wednesday, Oct. 21 should contact Snohomish County Elections at 425-388-3444. Return your ballot through a ballot drop box or through the mail. If mailing, use a stamp and make sure your ballot…

Support Edmonds School District Robotics teams at Nov. 7 dessert auction

Support the Edmonds School District FIRST Robotics Teams in the Edmonds School District at their Dessert Buffet and Auction Saturday Nov. 7 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Edmonds-Woodway High School, 7600 212th St. S.W. Proceeds will help fund robotic equipment, supplies, registration fees and travel expenses to attend competitions. The all-you-can-eat dessert buffet will include bakery…

Mountlake Terrace Police warn of child luring attempt

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is informing the public that a resident reported that someone attempted to lure her 11-year-old daughter into his vehicle while she was walking home from Mountlake Terrace Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 16. The incident happened about 4:20 p.m. when the girl was contacted by a white male with brown hair driving…

Mountlake Terrace High School student identified as shooting victim

Updated with medical examiner’s report and identification of second person. A Mountlake Terrace High School junior has been identified as one of two individuals found dead at a Lynnwood home on Thursday. The Hawkeye, the Mountlake Terrace High School newspaper, is reporting that junior Kandra Tan was one of the two people found by a…

Premera names Curtis Kopf as new VP of Customer Experience

Premera Blue Cross has named former Alaska Airlines and Microsoft executive Curtis Kopf as its new vice president of customer experience. In this new role, Kopf will oversee efforts that support Premera’s goal of making interactions simple and easy and partnering with providers. “We have a great opportunity to make our customers lives better by supporting…

Happening nearby: Two people shot, found dead in Lynnwood

Two people were shot and found dead in Lynnwood on Thursday afternoon. Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives are conducting a death investigation of the two individuals at a home in the 3100 block of 202nd St. SW. The bodies were discovered around 3 p.m. by a family member. Both people appear to have gunshot wounds. No additional information is…