Alderwood Mall adapting during pandemic

After being closed to in-person shopping for 11 weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alderwood was the first mall to reopen in the region, with just under half of its stores welcoming shoppers under the governor’s Phase 2 reopening plan. Now, Senior Manger Jerry Irwin says that 86% of mall retailers are open for business….

Welcome to our new advertiser Pear Tree Consignment

We’re proud to introduce our new advertiser, Christine Poirier of Pear Tree Consignment. The shop is tucked into the heart of downtown Edmonds. Poirier says that Pear Tree Consignment was started with a simple goal: To help women love the clothes in their closet, so they can walk out the door each day feeling comfortable,…

Alderwood first Snohomish County mall to open under Phase 2 guidelines

Alderwood Mall opened its doors to the public Tuesday morning, making it the first mall in Snohomish County to reopen under Phase 2 of the Washington Safe Start program. Last Friday, Snohomish County was approved by the Washington State Health Department to move into Phase 2 of the Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 reopening plan. Since…

Online shopping in the age of COVID-19: Package safety and delivery concerns

COVID-19 has turned online shopping in our community upside down. Here are two key questions: Are packages delivered to our homes safe from COVID-19? How long is it now taking to pick up or deliver online orders? Are delivered packages safe from COVID-19? There is no simple, single answer. But the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)…

An adventure in online grocery shopping: Tips for first-timers

Okay, my wife and I are tech-savvy – to a point. We use a computer, iPad, iPhones. We text, have Facebook accounts; we can navigate YouTube and Messenger. But we don’t use Instagram or Snapchat, we don’t Tweet, we don’t speak ‘WhatsApp” or “weChat,” we don’t know what TikTok does, or “Viber” either.  You get…

Sponsor spotlight: The latest fashion looks for fall

Fall is here! Not only does this signal cooler weather and pumpkin season, but it also means we need prepare for updating fall fashion trends. Every season during Fashion Week, new collections of fashion designers give us inspiration on what to wear in the following season. For fall/winter 2019, the runway shows present gorgeous new…

Sprouts Farmers Market to cut the ribbon Wednesday for new Lynnwood location

Sprouts Farmers Market will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new location at 19630 Highway 99 on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 a.m. This is the Phoenix-based company’s second store in Washington. The first one opened in Mill Creek in August 2018. The healthy grocer, famous for its farm-fresh produce, says it will offer…