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StoryCorps comes to South Snohomish County for families’ stories of homelessness

StoryCorps comes to South Snohomish County for families’ stories of homelessness

If you listen to National Public Radio, you have probably heard interviews conducted by StoryCorps broadcast on the air. Earlier this month, the 11-year-old nonprofit – which travels across the U.S. c... »

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City Council extends Property Tax Abatement Program

City Council extends Property Tax Abatement Program

The Mountlake Terrace City Council unanimously extended the current Property Tax Abatement Program for an additional three years at its Monday, Aug. 18 meeting. The Tax Abatement Program applies to multi-family or mixed use development and is tied to improvements to the property, not to the underlyi... »

Emegency Services Coordinating Agency offers disaster preparedness classes

Emegency Services Coordinating Agency offers disaster preparedness classes

  How will you keep your family safe and assist others in a disaster? Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere.  As seen in the wake of SR 530 mudslide, Hurricane Sandy and other recent events, it may take hours to days for emergency responders to meet the needs of the public following a major disaste... »

Amateur radio license courses start in September

Amateur radio license courses start in September

The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA) is offering two amateur radio license courses starting Monday, Sept. 29 to prepare students for the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC)  license examination. Courses for the entry and mid-level license convene simultaneously Monday evenings, 7-... »

EdCC hosts Composites and Aerospace Manufacturing Open House on Sept. 4

EdCC hosts Composites and Aerospace Manufacturing Open House on Sept. 4

Edmonds Community College’s Engineering Technology department is hosting a Composites and Aerospace Manufacturing Open House on Sept. 4. The Open House will be from 6-8 p.m. in Monroe Hall. Potential students will: take a tour of the materials lab, make something out of carbon fiber to take home, ta... »

Check out Main Street Revitalization Project Open House on Thursday, Aug. 21

Check out Main Street Revitalization Project Open House on Thursday, Aug. 21

The City of Mountlake Terrace is hosting the Main Street Revitalization Project Open House from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Mountlake Terrace Library. The primary purpose of the open house is to receive public input, answer questions and ensure that the public is involved as the city finalize... »

Edmonds Public Schools Foundation gets new name, new look

Edmonds Public Schools Foundation gets new name, new look

The Edmonds Public Schools & Alumni Foundation on Monday announced a new name, the Foundation for Edmonds School District. The name comes out of the foundation’s merger with the Edmonds School District Alumni Association and the desire to more clearly connect the foundation with its beneficiary,... »

Arts Commission to meet on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Rec Pavilion

Arts Commission to meet on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at Rec Pavilion

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion. The Commission consists of seven volunteer members appointed by the City Council. They work to promote and sponsor activities and events that enhance the c... »

Walking program coming to Brier

Walking program coming to Brier

A walking program is coming to Brier. The public is invited to a free Neighborhood Walking Ambassador workshop on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Brier City Hall. The workshop will be from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Brier City Hall, 2901 228th St. SW in Brier. Neighborhood Walking Ambassadors provide people with... »

Property Tax Abatement Regulations  to be considered at Monday’s City Council meeting

Property Tax Abatement Regulations to be considered at Monday’s City Council meeting

The City Council will consider a proposed ordinance to extend the current Tax Abatement Program for an additional three years after holding a public hearing at its Aug. 18 meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at the Interim City Hall, 6100 219th Street SW, Suite 220. State l... »

Veteran volunteers needed for Snohomish County’s Veteran’s Assistance Fund Executive Board

Veteran volunteers needed for Snohomish County’s Veteran’s Assistance Fund Executive Board

Snohomish County is seeking interested citizens for open positions on the Veteran’s Assistance Fund Executive Board. To join the board, the person must be a county resident, be an honorably discharged veteran and be a member of a nationally recognized veterans’ service organization or represent the ... »

Construction disruptions expected on 216th Street SW starting on Monday, Aug. 18

Construction disruptions expected on 216th Street SW starting on Monday, Aug. 18

A storm improvement project will replace the existing storm drain pipe on 216th Street SW between 52nd Avenue W. and 54th Avenue W., and on 53rd Place W. to the north of 216th. Work also includes installing new catch basins, and replacing short sections of curb and gutter. The contractor is schedule... »

Janie Olsen Painting Exhibit opens Sept. 2 at Mountlake Terrace Library

Janie Olsen Painting Exhibit opens Sept. 2 at Mountlake Terrace Library

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Janie Olsen Painting Exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library. The exhibit, which starts Sept. 2, features acrylic paintings by local artist Janie Olsen whose paintings can be whimsical or mystical at times. Born and raised in Western Washi... »

Premera to become part of Swedish Health Services

Premera to become part of Swedish Health Services

Premera Blue Cross announced this week that Swedish Health Services in King County will become a part of its value-based networks serving Premera’s individual and small group customers in 2015. Effective January 1, 2015, Premera’s expanded value-based networks will include Swedish hospit... »

Snohomish County’s Council on Aging seeking new volunteers

Snohomish County’s Council on Aging seeking new volunteers

The public is encouraged to apply for positions on Snohomish County’s Council on Aging. Openings are available for volunteers interested in senior issues in Snohomish County. Snohomish County’s Council on Aging (COA) is looking for new members to serve three year terms beginning in January 2015. The... »

Happening nearby: Trinity Lutheran hosts free concert by pianist Nathaniel LaNasa on Sunday, Aug. 17

Happening nearby: Trinity Lutheran hosts free concert by pianist Nathaniel LaNasa on Sunday, Aug. 17

Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood hosts a concert by pianist Nathaniel LaNasa on Sunday, Aug. 17. The free performance will be 7 p.m. LaNasa completed his undergraduate degree at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with André-Michel Schub. He completed his masters degree at the Juilliard Schoo... »

Red Onion Burgers’ donations total $100,000

Red Onion Burgers’ donations total $100,000

Red Onion Burgers’ Dining for Dollars program hit a milestone last week by writing a check for $1,200 to the North Queens Drill Team. This check put the program over $100,000 in donations to the community in the last four years. Every Tuesday from 5 – 8 p.m., Red Onion Burgers contributes 20 p... »

Reminder: Meet City Manager Fisher on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Recreation Pavilion

Reminder: Meet City Manager Fisher on Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Recreation Pavilion

Residents are invited to meet Mountlake Terrace City Manager Arlene Fisher at one of four “Meet the Manager” events this summer out in the community. The first is scheduled from 9-10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Recreation Pavilion (5303 228th St. SW.) Fisher was appointed as City Manager by the C... »

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Aug. 9 Interstate 5 and 236th St. ramp. DUI. Police assisted Washington State Patrol in arresting a man exiting I-5 at the 236th St. ramp. The driver was arrested for a DUI in front of Nile Golf Course. 4400 block of 212... »

From the Publisher’s Desk: What Little League dreams are made of

From the Publisher’s Desk: What Little League dreams are made of

In the past, I’ve tried — and failed — to make a publisher’s column part of my regular routine. I was inspired though by a reader who — like me — was watching our local Pacific Little League team, representing the Northwest Region, play its inaugural game in the Little League World Series Thursday. ... »

Snohomish County Jail now accepting credit cards payments for bail

Snohomish County Jail now accepting credit cards payments for bail

The Snohomish County Jail now accepts credit card payment for bail.  Beginning last week, cash bail payments can be made for an inmate using GovPayNet(r). GovPayNet accepts major credit, debit and prepaid debit cards for cash bail 24/7 online (www.GovPayNow.com) or by phone (1-877-EZBAIL5). Cardhold... »

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