Edmonds School Board approves Replacement Technology and Capital Improvement Levy; special election set for next February

The Edmonds School District Board voted unanimously to place a Replacement Technology and Capital Improvement Levy on the ballot for next February during Tuesday’s meeting. The four year, $59 million measure will replace the 2012 voter-approved measure that is expiring in 2016. It will increase current levels of classroom technology for instruction and student learning,…

Reminder; Sno-Isle Libraries seeking public comment on future library buildings

Sno-Isle Libraries will host five open houses from Oct. 14-27, to hear from the public regarding whether, and how, community library buildings should change. The tax-supported district serves nearly 700,000 residents in Snohomish and Island counties and has 21 community libraries. Residents are invited to attend one of the following open houses to help shape…

Verdant Health Commission hosts free flu shot clinic on Oct. 28 at MLT Rec Pavilion

The Seattle Visiting Nurse Association and the City of Mountlake Terrace are partnering to offer free flu shots for uninsured residents. The shots will be available on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion lobby, 5303 228th Street SW. Funding to support these “no-cost” flu shot clinics is provided…

Happening nearby: Police warn of child-luring attempt at Madrona School

Edmonds poliice on Tuesday issued a suspicious person alert for a man who was trying to get a group of children to go into the woods with him at Edmonds’ Madrona K-8 school last Saturday. According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley, the man approached a group of children who were playing soccer on…

Edmonds School District seeking public’s input on new family engagement staff position

The Edmonds School District is seeking input from parents of current and former district students regarding a new Family and Community Engagement staff position that will enhance school and family partnerships to increase student success. Parents/guardians are invited to a meeting from 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21 in the Board Rooms of the Educational Services Center, 20420…

Mountlake Terrace seeking public comment on Jack Long Park proposal

The City of Mountlake Terrace is applying to the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) and the National Park Service (NPS) to convert .54 acres of the 3.33-acre Jack Long Park from public recreation and replace it with 3.02 acres of nearby private land that will be incorporated into the existing Lyons Creek Greenway or commonly known…

Superintendent’s Roundtable to provide update on 2014 Construction Bond

The subject of Wednesday’s Edmonds School District’s Superintendent’s Roundtable is an update on the 2014 Construction Bond. Executive Director of Business and Operations Stewart Mhyre is scheduled to speak on the issue from noon-1 p.m., Oct. 14 in the Board Rooms at the Educational Service Center, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Listen in to live…

Swedish Hospital nurses, health care workers ratify contract

Nurses and health care workers at Swedish Edmonds are among 7,000 Swedish employees who have ratified a new contract that brings staff and new hires at Swedish campuses in King and Snohomish Counties to a $15/hour minimum wage, according to a news release Monday from SEIU Healthcare 1199NW. The contract covers nurses, housekeepers, dietary staff,…

Happening neaby: Girl Scouts informational meetings scheduled for Oct. 13, 22

Parents and youth interested in the Girl Scouts program are invited to attend one of two informational meetings on Oct. 13 and Oct. 22 in Lynnwood. Troops will be formed at the two sessions. Tues: Oct 13: 6-7 p.m. at Lynnwood Fire Department, 18800 44th Ave. West, Lynnwood Thurs. Oct 22: 6:-7 PM at Trinity Lutheran…

Brier hosts seventh annual Dog-o-Ween at Bobcat Park on Oct. 24

Brier’s seventh annual Dog-o-Ween event is set 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 can come…

Ninth annual Operation Warm and Ready event coming Oct. 24

The Family Center of South Snohomish County in Lynnwood will be hosting the ninth annual Operation Warm and Ready event on Saturday, Oct. 24. The event will be from 1-3 p.m. and offers free coats and health services to children and adults. Operation Warm and Ready, sponsored by the Hazel Miller Foundation in partnership with the…

Wind advisory issued for Saturday afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the region through 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10. Winds are expected to reach up to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Potential impacts include downed tree limbs and possible power interruptions. Winds can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles, the service…

Edmonds Community College presents Haunted STEM lab on Oct. 30

Edmonds Community College invites the community to visit the haunted STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) lab from noon-6 p.m., Fri., Oct. 30 in Monroe Hall, 6606 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Be amazed! Witness explosive – yet safe – demonstrations and participate in hands-on activities such as 3D ghost printing and laser cutting goblins. There…

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Oct. 2 22300 block of 70th Ave. W. Theft. About 60 feet of copper wire from a scissor lift was stolen from a business. Oct. 3 22700 block of 60th Ave. W. Found property. A weed eater engine with hedge trimmer and attachments was…

Clothes For Kids celebrates successful Brew & Bluegrass fundraiser

Clothes for Kids’ recent Brew & Bluegrass event raised more than $13,000 for the organization, which provides school wardrobes for low-income families in Snohomish County. “Twenty-five percent of our total budget comes through special events such as the Brew & Bluegrass,” said Joy Ingram, Development Director at the non-profit. Clothes for Kids offered thanks to…

Sno-Isle hosts Open Houses for public comment on future library buildings

Sno-Isle Libraries will host five open houses from Oct. 14-27, to hear from the public whether, and how, community library buildings should change. The tax-supported district serves nearly 700,000 residents in Snohomish and Island counties and has 21 community libraries. Residents are invited to attend one of the following open houses to help shape the future…

Edmonds Community College to participate in statewide earthquake drill

Edmonds Community College will participate in the Great Washington ShakeOut on Oct. 15. The Great ShakeOut encourages participants to practice how to drop, cover, and hold during an earthquake. At exactly 10:15 a.m. the drill will begin. “Although the earthquake drill can seem disruptive to our daily schedules, working diligently to have a plan and…

Haunted Nightmare at the Nile opens Friday

Prepare to experience your worst nightmare this October as the Nile Shriners present their fifth annual haunted attraction, Haunted Nightmare at the Nile. Screams will be heard across Lake Ballinger at 11 terror-filled shows, including Oct. 9, 10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 and Nov. 1. Shows run from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday…

Brier Terrace Middle School hosts Donation Drive with Goodwill on Saturday

If you’re looking to clean out your closets and donate your items to charity, then head on over to Brier Terrace Middle School on Saturday, Oct. 10. From 2-6 p.m., Goodwill will have a truck to accept your reusable donations of clothing, jewelry, household items, toys and electronics. You can bring anything provided it is…

Mountlake Terrace Food Bank looking for volunteers

The Concern For Neighbors Food Bank in Mountlake Terrace is looking for volunteers to work in the warehouse/office and to drive or ride on its trucks during grocery store donation pickups. Drivers/riders should be able to lift at least 40 pounds. Some warehouse volunteers will need to handle hand-trucks and pallet jacks, especially when unloading product on Monday and…

I-405 bus shoulder driving to start on Thursday.

Driver training has gone well and Community Transit and Sound Transit buses are prepared to start shoulder operations on I-405 Thursday morning, if conditions are met. A Transit Only right-hand shoulder lane has been established on two stretches of southbound I-405: Between Highway 527 (Canyon Park exit) and NE 195th Street; and Between Highway 522…

Mountlake Terrace Police seeking public’s help in locating stabbing suspect

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect in a stabbing incident that occurred about 2:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The suspect, Ryan J. Pritchett, is a 21-year old white male, 5-foot-10 tall, 150 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen driving a white 1995 Toyota Avalon, Washington…