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…

Alderwood Terrace Rotary auction raises funds for community programs

The 7th annual Alderwood Terrace Rotary Club’s dinner auction drew more than 225 guests to the Nile Country Club Ballroom May 3. The evening began with the presentation of the colors by the South Snohomish County Honor Guard. The club then awarded a $5,000 check to the Honor Guard “in recognition for all of their hard…

Rotary clubs, volunteers collect trash along Interurban Trail

Local Rotary Clubs, community volunteers and even a high school baseball team joined forces Saturday to clean up the stretch of the Interurban Trail that runs through Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. Leading the effort were the Edmonds Rotary Noon Club and the Alderwood Terrace Rotary Club, who covered the trail from south Edmonds to…

Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club thanks Giving Tree participants

The Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club offers this message of thanks for Alderwood Mall Sharing Tree participants, after over 1,000 gifts were collected for those in need: Thank you to Alderwood Mall and especially to the people of Lynnwood and our other surrounding communities for making this Season better for those in need. This season marked the…