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Project Girl hosts second annual Juneteenth celebration in Lynnwood

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 19, 2024—Project Girl hosted its second annual Juneteenth celebration at Cedar Valley Community School in Lynnwood on Wednesday, June 19, to commemorate the day the last remaining people in the United States were freed from the evil of slavery and servitude. The event held approximately 60 vendors, food trucks, live music by […]

Verdant awards over $3.2 million in funding to 35 nonprofits


LYNNWOOD—At the February 28th board meeting, the Verdant Health Commission Board awarded $3,266,875 to 35 nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of the residents of South Snohomish County.  Awardees were selected from an open application process and funded programs will support diverse projects throughout the community.    Each of the funded projects addresses one […]

Sisterhood and joy, Project Girl summer program empowers young women

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 28, 2023—Stepping into Project Girl headquarters in Lynnwood, one could feel an immediate sense of home. An amalgamation of pleasant aromas, paintings adorning the walls, couches plentiful with colorful pillows, and vibrant laughter in the background, accompanied with study and meditation rooms, and a fridge fully stocked with snacks, one can’t help […]

Verdant Health brings community resources to residents with first annual Block Party

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 25, 2023—The Community Life Center was a buzz Thursday evening as hundreds attended the first annual Verdant Health Commission Block Party for free food, games, healthcare screenings, and fun. “We love the community turnout and all of the partners today that showed up to support residents,” Lisa Edwards, Superintendent of Verdant Health […]

Lynnwood Times’ 2022 Persons of the Year: Jesse Hayes, Olympia Edwards, Karina Gasperin

Persons of the Year

Each year the Lynnwood Times selects one outstanding Snohomish County resident as Person of the Year to celebrate their achievements, ongoing community service, and unrivaled contributions to our community. After careful deliberation, The Lynnwood Times is proud to award three residents as 2022 Persons of the Year for the first time since this title’s inception: […]

Martin Luther King Jr. commemorated in Everett and Lynnwood

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EVERETT, Wash., Janaury 17, 2023—The Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee’s annual Greater Everett Area Community Celebration march commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King’ Jr.’s life, legacy, and work returned Friday, January 13, after a three-year break. “It’s absolutely humbling to have the turnout, especially with the weather. We can joke all we want but the reality […]

Project Girl empowers young women of color

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., June 8, 2022 – At Project Girl, young women of color are provided a safe place where they can feel appreciated and connected. Through various resources including mentorship, counseling, life-skill coaching, and even working with courts to get troubled teens’ lives back on track. At Project Girl, young women of color are empowered […]

Verdant awards over $1 million to local nonprofits


LYNNWOOD, Wash., December 22, 2021 – Verdant Health Commission recently approved more than $1 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations in support of community health through its recent competitive application process. The requests granted by the Verdant Board of Commissioners will support 10 different programs run by various local nonprofits, totaling in $1.27 million.  […]

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