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Cool off at Mountlake Terrace Senior Center on Friday

Cool off at Mountlake Terrace Senior Center on Friday

While many businesses will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of the Independence Day holiday, the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center will be open until 4 p.m. The center also will be open at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 5 and will stay open until the temperature falls below 90 degrees. The Mountlake Terrace Senior Center is located at 23000 Lakeview Dr., Mountlake Terrace. »

Holly House’s Executive Director named ‘Hometown hero’

Holly House’s Executive Director named ‘Hometown hero’

Holly House Executive Director Pam Martinez was the recipient of the KIRO Radio 97.3 FM Hometown Hero Award for June. Nominations are received from community members to recognize an exceptional citizen in the local community who has impacted and inspired others. The following is from KIRO’s Hometown Heroes page: Pam Martinez of Lynnwood learned many children in her community were going to sc... »

Former Edmonds Community College math instructor Barbara Maly passes away

Former Edmonds Community College math instructor Barbara Maly passes away

Barbara Maly, a long-time mathematics educator and liberal arts champion at Edmonds Community College, died from an aggressive cancer while surrounded by friends at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue on June 4. Born in 1945 in Troy, New York, where she lived with her family until she entered Smith College in Massachusetts in 1963, Barbara moved to Washington state in 1967 to begin a graduate program in... »

Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion closed July 4, operating on modified schedule July 5

Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion closed July 4, operating on modified schedule July 5

The Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion will be closed on Saturday, July 4. It will be open on a modified schedule Sunday, July 5 with Lap Lanes open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Leisure Pool and River from 8:30 to 10:35 a.m., River Fitness and Drop-in Tots are cancelled, Leisure Pool and River from 10:40 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a Recreation Swim from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. The pool closes at 2:45 p.m. The ... »

State school administrators group recognizes Diana White, Nancy Katims

State school administrators group recognizes Diana White, Nancy Katims

The Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) at its annual luncheon recognized School Board President Diana White and Director of Assessment, Research and Evaluation Dr. Nancy Katims. White received the Community Leadership Award. She serves on the boards of the Edmonds School District and The Hazel Miller Foundation, and is a member of the district’s Strategic Direction Equity of Op... »

Volunteer opportunities at Clothes for Kids

Volunteer opportunities at Clothes for Kids

Clothes for Kids has two upcoming volunteer opportunities: The first is a one-time commitment to help promote Clothes For Kids at the Taste of Edmonds Aug. 14-16. The organization is seeking adults 18 and older to work a shift (approx. four hours); volunteers will take tickets, direct participants and answer questions. Those interested in this position must reply by Aug. 1. The second is an ongoin... »

Mountlake Terrace to hold Public Hearing on Town Center amendments

Mountlake Terrace to hold Public Hearing on Town Center amendments

The Mountlake Terrace City Council will hold a Public Hearing on to consider proposed text amendments intended to eliminate potential impediments to Town Center development objectives during its July 6 meeting. Amendments include: a. Ordinance adopting definitions pertinent to residential units in Town Center. b. Ordinance allowing transitional uses in RS Zone on parcels abutting Town Center. c. O... »

New countywide public safety dispatch system launch rescheduled for October

New countywide public safety dispatch system launch rescheduled for October

Launch of New World Systems, a new countywide public safety dispatch and records management system, has been rescheduled for October 27. The launch, originally scheduled for June 9, was put on hold last month to allow additional time to complete system testing. New World Systems provided a new launch date within a week of the postponement as requested. Project managers in Snohomish County have now... »

Happening nearby: 20th annual Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour set for July 19

Happening nearby: 20th annual Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour set for July 19

The 20th annual Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour has been scheduled for Sunday, July 19. This year’s tour features many of the most beautiful gardens in Edmonds. “The 2015 Garden Tour has a full line-up of seven beautiful gardens whose intimate charm and natural beauty speak to the attention lavished on these quiet sanctuaries,” an announcement from Edmonds in Bloom said. “From an ar... »

Scene in Mountlake Terrace: Ballinger Summer Festival and Craft Fair in full swing

Scene in Mountlake Terrace: Ballinger Summer Festival and Craft Fair in full swing

You still have time to check out the Ballinger Summer Festival and Craft Fair at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center. You can taste some homemade chili, have a hot dog, listen to some music, browse the crafts and check out various homemade items from different vendors until 4 p.m., Saturday, June 27 at 23000 Lakeview Drive, Mountlake Terrace. »

Happening nearby: Ciudad Interior Contemporary Dance Group to perform on Sunday at Lynndale Park

Happening nearby: Ciudad Interior Contemporary Dance Group to perform on Sunday at Lynndale Park

The Ciudad Interior Contemporary Dance company will be presenting a free performance at 4 p.m., Sunday, June 28 at the Lynndale Park Amphitheater, 18927 72nd Ave. W. Ciudad Interior is a contemporary dance company founded by the Mexican choreographer Alejandro Chávez. They are based in Querétaro, México, and have toured extensively in the United States. The company uses different artistic discipli... »

Help available for victims of elder abuse

Help available for victims of elder abuse

As people live longer, thanks in big part to modern health care and knowledge, a down side is that elder abuse continues to become a difficult and challenging social issue. As baby boomers retire, America’s population of older Americans continues to demand attention. Vicci Hilty, the Executive Director of Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, spoke about the growing problem at the Lynnwo... »

Happening nearby: Video of Meadowdale High School brush fire

Happening nearby: Video of Meadowdale High School brush fire

The Lynnwood Fire Department provided this video of Thursday’s brush fire at Meadowdale High School. »

Fireworks prohibited in Mountlake Terrace

Fireworks prohibited in Mountlake Terrace

As a reminder to the community for the upcoming Independence Day holiday, the City of Mountlake Terrace reminds residents that personal use fireworks are prohibited in the City as they are in many other surrounding cities. Did you know that two out of five fires reported on July 4 are started by fireworks, more than for any other cause? Each July 4, thousands of people, often children and teens, a... »

Reminder: Ballinger Summer Chili Festival and Craft Fair coming Saturday

Reminder: Ballinger Summer Chili Festival and Craft Fair coming Saturday

The Ballinger Summer Chili Festival and Craft Fair is coming Saturday, June 27 to the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center. The event will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and features an outdoor craft show and Chili Competition along with music and food. Craft or vintage booth spaces still available, $20 for a 10 by 10 space. The event will include a sanctioned chili competition, chili tasting, and live outdoor ... »

Keep cool at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion and Library

Keep cool at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion and Library

Due to high temperatures predicted this weekend, the Mountlake Terrace Library, located at 23300 58th Avenue West, is offering people a place to stay cool during the heat of the day. The library is open Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.  For more information, please call the library at 425-776-8722. The Mountlake Terrace ... »

Be prepared: Excessive heat watch in effect for Friday, Saturday

Be prepared: Excessive heat watch in effect for Friday, Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch in effect from Friday afternoon until late Saturday night in our area. High temperatures Friday afternoon will reach the mid-80s to lower 90s, and then will not drop below 80 in many areas until after 9 p.m. Friday night, the weather service said. Temperatures will finally fall into the 60s after midnight. Saturday is expected to be t... »

MTYAA Jr. Football looking for coaches

MTYAA Jr. Football looking for coaches

MTYAA Jr. Football is looking for assistant coaches for all ages and a head coach for team with players ages 10-12. The league, based out of Mountlake Terrace, has more teams than expected this season. For more information see http://mtyaajrfootball.com/ or contact Vice President Joe Disney at jdisney33@yahoo.com »

Edmonds Community College leaders attend White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Edmonds Community College leaders attend White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Dr. Jean Hernandez, Edmonds Community College President and Emily Yim, Edmonds CC Board of Trustee Chair attended a White House Summit on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) at George Washington University in Washington D.C. on May 12. The summit was held during AAPI Heritage Month and was an unprecedented and historic all-day congregation of senior federal officials and community leaders... »

Reminder: Harvy’s Bike Shop to host Heart of Edmonds School District benefit June 26-28

Reminder: Harvy’s Bike Shop to host Heart of Edmonds School District benefit June 26-28

Harvy’s Bike Shop in Lynnwood is hosting a benefit June 26-28 for the Heart of Edmonds School District and Community Heart Safe Project to purchase automated external defibrillators for Edmonds School District schools. The event runs from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, June 26; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, June 27 and 11 am.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 28. Donate $1 or more in a raffle to win a new Raleigh bike... »

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