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Holly House seeking storage space, volunteers for large holiday toy donation

Holly House seeking storage space, volunteers for large holiday toy donation

Do you have a double garage, empty store front or warehouse space you are willing to donate temporarily to a good cause? Holly House, which provides holiday gifts to children in need each December, is receiving 18 pallets of toys next week from “a big toy company,” said Executive Director Pam Martinez, who added: “Our kids are going to have the best Christmas.” However, the nonprofit needs storage... »

Aramark helps Clothes For Kids; public can drop off clothes at new drop box

Aramark helps Clothes For Kids; public can drop off clothes at new drop box

Aramark laundered more than 750 gently-used coats for the Clothes For Kids School Wardrobe program. “This saves our resources and our volunteer time allowing us to focus on other needs as we prepare for back to school shopping,” said Nancy Laird Burris, Program Manager for Clothes For Kids. As Clothes For Kids prepares to serve more than 3,200 students during the 2015-16 school year, clothing dona... »

Learn how ‘Anyone can be a Hero’ Tuesday at Mountlake Terrace Library

Learn how ‘Anyone can be a Hero’ Tuesday at Mountlake Terrace Library

Parents and their children, ages 5-11, are invited to come to the Mountlake Terrace Library at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 4 to hear stories and learn about activities to help out the community and take care of the environment. You then can become a community hero by making blankets for a local animal shelter. Caregiver required. The program is supported by the Friends of the Brier Library. The Mountlak... »

Happening nearby: School supply drive aims to fill backpacks of local students in need

Happening nearby: School supply drive aims to fill backpacks of local students in need

For the month of August, McDonald McGarry Insurance in downtown Edmonds will be collecting school supplies to help local students have a successful school year. It’s easy to help — just gather some new school supplies and bring them to McDonald McGarry’s office at 650 Main Street. Here are some items kids could really use: yellow #2 pencils, hi-liters, erasers, rulers, Kleenex, portfolios, pencil ... »

Edmonds School Board says no to joint meeting with City Council on crumb rubber

Edmonds School Board says no to joint meeting with City Council on crumb rubber

The Edmonds School Board has declined an invitation for a joint meeting with the Edmonds City Council next Tuesday, Aug. 4 to discuss the tire crumb rubber infill being installed at the former Woodway High School. In an email to Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas Wednesday night, School Board President Diana White said she would “respectively decline” on behalf of the school bo... »

Snohomish County Art Commission invites artist proposals for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries

Snohomish County Art Commission invites artist proposals for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries

The Snohomish County Art Commission is seeking a Washington state artist or artistic team to create a temporary, interactive-based work that will be featured at TEDxSnoIsleLibraries. The day-long event presented by Sno-Isle Libraries will be held Nov. 6 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Its theme, “Creating New Futures,” should be the inspiration for the installation. Performance art will also be co... »

Edmonds School District Superintendent says former Woodway High School field agreement not tied to other partnerships

Edmonds School District Superintendent says former Woodway High School field agreement not tied to other partnerships

With a decision looming about a City of Edmonds interlocal agreement with the Edmonds School District to schedule, operate and maintain fields being installed at the former Woodway High School, opponents of the fields’ tire crumb rubber surface once again made their feelings known to the Edmonds City Council Tuesday night. All of the 13 people signed up to make public comments focused on health an... »

Mountlake Terrace Senior Center hosts Swinging Summer Luau on Aug. 8

Mountlake Terrace Senior Center hosts Swinging Summer Luau on Aug. 8

The Mountlake Terrace Senior Center presents a Swinging Summer Luan on Saturday, Aug. 8. The men includes Shrimp/Pineapple Kabob, Maui Onion Chips, Island Greens, Mango/Avocado Salad, Kuala slow cooked pork, Island Fried Rice, Dessert, and Tiki Drinks. The Hokulani Dancers are back from last year. The Center will have a raffle featuring gift cards from DD Meats, coupons from Dicks Drive In, a Star... »

Two Mountlake Terrace High School students earn recognition at national technology convention

Two Mountlake Terrace High School students earn recognition at national technology convention

Two Mountlake Terrace High School students earned recognition at the National Technology Student Association Convention June 28-July 2 in Texas. At the convention awards ceremony, Haeley Johnston received the Dr. Bob Hanson Distinguished Student Award. The award recognizes leadership, community service and contributions to the success and growth of the Technology Student Associaton (TSA). “I was h... »

Washington Kids in Transition receives $3,000 donation thanks to Insurance Services Group

Washington Kids in Transition receives $3,000 donation thanks to Insurance Services Group

Insurance Services Group has received the Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award for its volunteer service with Washington Kids in Transition. The award includes a $3,000 donation from Safeco Insurance for Washington Kids in Transition and entry in the Safeco Make More Happen Contest for summer, where the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite insurance agency-charity team. More than 450... »

Curtain falls on 2015 Tour de Terrace

Curtain falls on 2015 Tour de Terrace

Mother Nature generally was kind to Tour de Terrace this year. Despite forecasts of rain, the liquid sunshine made only brief appearances in Mountlake Terrace over the weekend, allowing people to enjoy the three-day event of music, food, carnival rides and games and crafts. »

Final day for Tour de Terrace

Final day for Tour de Terrace

If you haven’t made it out to Tour de Terrace, you still have a few hours. The festival wraps up around 6 p.m. on Sunday. »

Red Cross seeking nominations for Real Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross seeking nominations for Real Heroes Breakfast

The American Red Cross Serving Snohomish County is seeking nominations for the 20th annual Real Heroes Breakfast. The event will honor and present awards to “Real Heroes”—everyday people in the community who expressed extraordinary courage to save a life or give of themselves to help another person. Nominations are being accepted until Aug. 15, 2015. “It’s been an exceptional year for Snohomish Co... »

Tour de Terrace Video: Fireworks Show

Tour de Terrace Video: Fireworks Show

Here is video of Saturday’s Tour De Terrace Fireworks Show shot by David Carlos. »

The best seats in the house

The best seats in the house

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Having a blast at Tour de Terrace

Having a blast at Tour de Terrace

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PAWS needs volunteers in Bird Nursery

PAWS needs volunteers in Bird Nursery

PAWS bird nursery is filling up with hungry mouths to feed and volunteers are needed to assist at PAWS Wildlife Center. Volunteer Bird Nursery caretakers are needed to work side by side with staff providing vital care for these tiny patients around the clock. The shifts that particularly need help with are Monday, Friday and Saturday mornings and Friday and Saturday afternoons. Sign up today by em... »

Running and walking for Mountlake Terrace schools

Running and walking for Mountlake Terrace schools

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Tour de Terrace kicks off with fun-filled parade

Tour de Terrace kicks off with fun-filled parade

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Police warn of telephone scams, ATM/vehicle prowls

Police warn of telephone scams, ATM/vehicle prowls

Two nearby police departments in Edmonds and Everett recently have sent out crime prevention warnings to residents that we are sharing. Edmonds police are continuing to investigate reports of residents who have received calls from individuals claiming to be relatives who have been arrested. Another tactic is for someone to call and say that they have a relative held in jail and demand bail money f... »

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