Kids with disabilities enjoy a day of soapbox car racing, thanks to Lynnwood Rotary

Returning after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Rotary Club of Lynnwood held its Challenge Series Race Saturday at Lynnwood Elementary School. The free event featured seven drivers and 24 co-drivers, along with about 40 friends and family who showed up to support them. The Challenge Series Race pairs children 5 years and…

Oktoberfest returning to Edmonds Sept. 23-24

After launching the popular event in 2019, the Edmonds Rotary Club’s “annual” Oktoberfest had to go on a two-year break due to COVID. But the club announced that the event is returning this fall, with a 5K run, live music and, of course, beer. Oktoberfest will be held at Edmonds’ Frances Anderson Center Field on…

Rotary Challenge Series Derby Race returns June 25

After a two-year break due to COVID, the Rotary Club of Lynnwood on Saturday, June 25 will be hosting its 5th Annual 2022 Challenge Series Derby Race for families of students with developmental disabilities. Gravity car races allow kids the experience of a thrilling soap box derby-type race while riding in a car safely piloted by a typically developing…

Lynnwood Rotary Club awards $55K in scholarships to graduating seniors

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood presented $55,000 in scholarships to 11 seniors graduating from Meadowdale, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Scriber Lake high schools. The scholarship awards are as follows: $5,000 university scholarships: Alejandra Engel – Meadowdale HS Aurysai Ko – Meadowdale HS Saul Gonzales – Meadowdale HS Madeleine Karnikis – Meadowdale HS Imogen French –…

Showcasing student musicians, the Edmonds Jazz Connection returns May 21

Following a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Edmonds Jazz Connection featuring local student musicians is returning to downtown Edmonds Saturday, May 21. Sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club, the annual May music event raises funds to support Edmonds School District music programs. It features student musicians from 13 schools at the middle, high…

Meadowdale HS Key Club pet drive for PAWS draws donors

The Meadowdale High School Key Club offered thanks to community members for their generous contributions to the March 26 PAWS fundraiser at the high school. “You have helped so many animals, and our local PAWS of Lynnwood sincerely appreciated your donations in service and support,” said Meadowdale Key Club adviser Jenae Kirby.  

Mill Creek Masonic Lodge moves to Mountlake Terrace

The Freemasons of Mill Creek Lodge No. 243 have moved to the Nile Shrine Center at 6601 244th St. S.W. in Mountlake Terrace, relocating from their previous meeting place at the Edmonds Masonic Center on Dayton Street. The lodge will continue to meet on the third Tuesday of each month. “We look forward to cooperating with…

Alderwood Terrace Rotary honors Edmonds School District April Educators of the Month

Every month, a group of schools select a staff member as Educator of the Month. The Rotary Club of Alderwood Terrace then holds an awards ceremony to honor the awardees. The following school staff were honored in April: Westgate Elementary School – Carrie Hamilton-Engbert, Elizabeth Nogales, Mary Gilman and Tamera McKenzie Kindergarten teachers “They have…

You can help Edmonds Jazz Connection fund scholarships for music students

More than 20 years ago, the Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers started an event that has become a popular tradition around Memorial Day; The Edmonds Jazz Connection. The Jazz Connection was set up to feature the talents and skills of our area’s younger jazz musicians and has showcased the bands, small groups and vocalists of…

ESD principals select staff as Alderwood-Terrace Rotary March educators of month

Each month, Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace honors educators at district schools for their outstanding contributions. Educators selected for the honor receive a certificate and gift certificate and also attend a celebration ceremony with Rotary (via Zoom during the pandemic). Here are the honorees for March: Birgit Albiker-Osterhaug, ELL teacher, Meadowdale Middle School Albiker-Osterhaug, the lead…

Spring forward to planting season and Mountlake Terrace Garden Club flower baskets

The Mountlake Terrace Garden Club will soon be springing back into action, preparing sites throughout the city for planting and also selling its flower baskets for Mother’s Day. The organization is also looking for new members who don’t mind getting their hands dirty to join its ranks. Long-time member and former club president Bonnie Mercer…

Alderwood-Terrace Rotary announces Edmonds School District educators of the month

Twice each month, Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace honors educators at district schools for their outstanding contributions. Educators selected for the honor receive a certificate and gift certificate and also attend a celebration ceremony with Rotary (via Zoom during the pandemic). Chris Lambert – Teacher, Martha Lake Elementary “She is an exceptional educator, a veteran teacher…

Alderwood Terrace Rotary Club seeks donations for virtual Sharing Tree

Alderwood Terrace Rotary Club is inviting the community to participate in its Sharing Tree and purchase a gift for a child in need. In the past, club members have staffed a table at Alderwood Mall, but that won’t be happening this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the club has created an online wishlist…

Edmonds Rotary takes Oktoberfest online for a first-ever virtual fundraising event

Edmonds Rotary announced Friday that the first-ever Edmonds Virtual Oktoberfest is set for Saturday, Oct. 3  from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The 2020 online Zoom event will take place in lieu of the popular in-person version — first held in 2019 —  due to COVID-19 public gathering restrictions. Enjoy beer from Gallaghers’ Where U…

Remembering the Edmonds Jazz Connection over the years

The annual Edmonds Jazz Connection — which has been showcasing some of the Pacific Northwest’s best high school jazz programs for the past 20 years, was canceled this year due to COVID-19. To commemorate the event’s 20th anniversary, Jim Blossey of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club — which hosts the event — put together this…

Sponsor spotlight: 7 reasons why young people should join Rotary

I have a message for all you young people out there who may never have heard about Rotary. Or if you have, it was from a parent or grandparent who spent more time talking about the lunch menu or how great the salad bar is. If that’s all you’ve heard about Rotary, then you’re missing a…

Rotary Clubs kick off annual athletic shoe drive for kids in need

Three Rotary Clubs — Edmonds Daybreakers, Edmonds Noon and Lynnwood —  on Feb. 24 kicked off their annual 1,000 Pairs of Athletic Shoe Drive that benefits students in need in South Snohomish County. The drive runs from Feb 24 -March 21. It’s the fifth year the Rotary Clubs have come together to do a joint shoe…

Edmonds Daybreakers honor final Scriber Lake HS Hidden Winner of school year

Edmonds’ breakfast Rotary Club, the Edmonds Daybreakers, recently honored its final monthly Hidden Winner for this school year, Scriber Lake High School senior Monica Basham. The program recognizes one student each month for outstanding achievement. In every case the individual has overcome serious obstacles and has, in one way or another, turned himself or herself around.Those selected are chosen by the…