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Red Onion Burgers owners, employees and customers raise $10,000 for Chelan Fire Relief fund

Red Onion Burgers owners, employees and customers raise $10,000 for Chelan Fire Relief fund

Red Onion owners Seaun and LaRae Richards, their employees and customers raised $10,000 to benefit the wildfire victims during a Chelan Fire Relief fundraiser Thursday at the Mountlake Terrace restaurant. With the help of a last minute donation of $400 by the Fire 1 Foundation that was matched by the Richards, Red Onion Burgers will be writing a check to the victims of the Chelan Fire for $10,000.... »

Nominate your favorite nurse for Washington Nurses of the Year Awards

Nominate your favorite nurse for Washington Nurses of the Year Awards

If you have been touched by the work and caring of an exceptional nurse, you are invited to submit a nomination and join the March of Dimes Washington Chapter in recognizing these caregivers whose extraordinary efforts stand out. The March of Dimes Washington Chapter is celebrating its 13th year in honoring the best and brightest of local nurses for the Washington Nurse of the Year Awards. Nominat... »

Volunteers needed for 2015 Days of Caring projects

Volunteers needed for 2015 Days of Caring projects

Registration for the 22nd annual United Way Days of Caring is closing Thurs., Sept. 3. As in past years, there are opportunities to volunteer throughout the county, including Lynnwood and Edmomnds, on both Friday, Sept. 11 and Saturday, Sept. 12. Days of Caring is the largest volunteer event in Snohomish County. Habitat for Humanity, Work Opportunities and YWCA in Lynnwood still need volunteers. E... »

Happening nearby: Tickets now on sale for ‘Dementia-Inclusive Series’

Happening nearby: Tickets now on sale for ‘Dementia-Inclusive Series’

Tickets are on sale Friday for Edmonds Center for the Arts’ (ECA) new program, the “Dementia-Inclusive Series”. According to the ECA, this series has been developed collaboratively with the feedback and support of senior services organizations, eldercare and memory care professionals, and arts groups in the Puget Sound region. The series opens in October with two components; a four-part improvisat... »

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

Mountlake Terrace Police blotter

The following are selected incidents from the Mountlake Terrace Police blotter. Aug. 18 21800 block of 55th Ave. W. Vehicle prowl. A wallet was stolen from a vehicle. Aug. 21 5800 block of 222nd Pl. SW. Vehicle prowl. Vehicle registration was stolen from a vehicle. 21300 block of 60th Ave. W. Vehicle prowl. A man reported that his locked vehicle had been ransacked overnight but nothing was missing... »

Speaker encourages women to enter STEM fields

Speaker encourages women to enter STEM fields

Mel Cossette, Executive Director and Principal Investigator of the National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education (MatEdU), housed at Edmonds Community College, was invited to present at the Gordon Research Conference at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine earlier this summer. Cossette’s presentation was based on MatEdU’s research and was titled, “Recruitment and Retention Practices for ... »

Reminder: Rep. Larsen to hold roundtable with veterans on Saturday at Mountlake Terrace Senior Center

Reminder: Rep. Larsen to hold roundtable with veterans on Saturday at Mountlake Terrace Senior Center

Second District Congressman Rick Larsen has scheduled a roundtable discussion with veterans on Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center. Larsen encourages all veterans who are residents of the Second Congressional District to join him from from 1-2:30 p.m. to talk about veterans’ issues and how his office can help veterans get access to the services available to them. Representati... »

County working to address teen unemployment, homelessness

County working to address teen unemployment, homelessness

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick had good news to share at Thursday’s Lynnwood Chamber meeting at Fairwinds-Brighton Court. The unemployment rate in the county is down to 3.6 percent, a decrease of about 2 percent from the last time Lovick spoke at the Lynnwood Chamber meeting about a year ago. Lovick also reported that the housing and automobile markets are strong. The state recently announ... »

19 international students arrive at Edmonds Community College as part of Northwest Community College Initiative

19 international students arrive at Edmonds Community College as part of Northwest Community College Initiative

The Northwest Community College Initiative (NWCCI) welcomed 19 students at Edmonds Community College earlier this month. Edmonds Community College was one of 17 campuses across 11 states, to host the 2015-16 Community College Initiative (CCI) Program. “This is the seventh year that Edmonds CC has been awarded a Community College Initiative award from the U.S. State Department,” said Amanda Fletche... »

Sno-Isle Libraries set Sept. 7-8 closure for holiday, training

Sno-Isle Libraries set Sept. 7-8 closure for holiday, training

In addition to being closed on Labor Day, Sept. 7, Sno-Isle Libraries will be closed on Sept. 8 so that employees can attend a day of in-service training. The Monday-Tuesday closure affects the district’s 21 community libraries and Library on Wheels. Online services will remain available through the website sno-isle.org. “Providing outstanding library service is a point of pride with us,” said Dep... »

Edmonds School District Board passes 2015-16 budget

Edmonds School District Board passes 2015-16 budget

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors unanimously passed the annual budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 during a special Board meeting on Tuesday. Executive Director of Business and Operations Stewart Mhyre noted that the district is picking up a number of expenses that the state currently doesn’t not fully cover including cost of living adjustments, medical insurance and retirement. The d... »

Happening nearby: Local woman named Zoo Keeper of the Year

Happening nearby: Local woman named Zoo Keeper of the Year

Ever since she was a little girl Katie Ahl thought about becoming a veterinarian. The Lynnwood resident had many pets when she was growing up. Ahl later on went to the University of Washington where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology. But Ahl eventually decided against veterinary medical school because she thought that being a vet meant that she would be treating animals wh... »

Edmonds Community College to present Technology Expo on Saturday

Edmonds Community College to present Technology Expo on Saturday

Edmonds Community College hosts a free Technology Exposition on Saturday, Aug. 29  at the college’s Black Box Theatre and Snohomish Hall. If you’ve ever wondered how deleted data is recovered, how to install a hard drive in your computer or how hard drives are repaired after a fire or flood, then this event is for you. You’ll learn about many cutting edge technologies and have an opportunity... »

Reminder: Red Onion Burgers hosts fundraiser for Chelan Fire Relief fund on Thursday

Reminder: Red Onion Burgers hosts fundraiser for Chelan Fire Relief fund on Thursday

You can help raise money to aid those impacted by the Chelan Reach Complex/Wolverine/Black Canyon Fires on Thursday, Aug. 27 by eating at Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace. Between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Red Onion Burgers will be donating 100 percent of the cash tips, 50 percent of the credit card tips and 50 percent of the total sales to the Community Foundation of North Central Washington whose... »

Happening nearby: Police asking for public’s help in locating missing local woman

Happening nearby: Police asking for public’s help in locating missing local woman

Amy Christensen of Edmonds has been missing since Aug. 17 and the Edmonds Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating her. Christensen was reported missing by her family after she went out for a walk but did not return. They have not heard from her since. Police don’t believe there is any foul play involved in her disappearance; the family just wants to know where their daught... »

Mountlake Terrace Senior Center hosts Alzheimer’s educational program

Mountlake Terrace Senior Center hosts Alzheimer’s educational program

The Alzheimer’s Association of Washington State presents Guiding you and your loved ones through our Alzheimer’s  Programs and Services on Sept. 2 at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center. The program will be at 1:15 p.m. With Alzheimer’s being the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, it is time to break the stigma and educate people on the true definition of the disease. C... »

Volunteer for parks cleanup day on Sept. 12

Volunteer for parks cleanup day on Sept. 12

A parks volunteer cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, September 12 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Volunteers should meet at Lake Ballinger Community Center parking lot at 9 a.m. in comfortable work clothes, with gardening gloves and tools in hand. The Recreation Park Advisory Commission (RPAC) and the Neighborhood Park Improvement Subcommittee (NPIS) invite the community to join them for a park clean... »

Register for fall swim lessons at Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion

Register for fall swim lessons at Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion

Registration for the first session of fall swimming lessons at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion will begin with pre-registration for those currently in swimming lessons. Pre registration for Monday and Wednesday is Monday, Aug. 24, for Tuesday and Thursday is Tuesday, Aug. 25, for daily morning lessons preregistration is Aug. 26, Saturdays is Aug. 29 and Sundays is Aug. 30. Registration f... »

Update: Power out to Lake Ballinger area customers after car hits power pole Monday

Update: Power out to Lake Ballinger area customers after car hits power pole Monday

Updated at 7:30 p.m. with details from the Washington State Patrol. Traffic was snarled and an estimated 35 customers were without power in the Lake Ballinger neighborhood Monday afternoon after a truck-utility pole accident on the Shoreline side of Highway 104. According to the Washington State Patrol, at 1:47 p.m. Monday the driver of a Freightliner vacuum truck was traveling eastbound on Highwa... »

Planning Commission to hear final preferred Ballinger Park Master Plan at Monday’s meeting

Planning Commission to hear final preferred Ballinger Park Master Plan at Monday’s meeting

The Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission has a full plate on its agenda for Monday’s meeting. The commission will be considering the Ballinger Park Master Plan, the Atworth Commons Rezone, the Impact Fee Methodology Ordinance and the Code Enforcement Chapter Revision. Berger Partnership will present the final preferred Ballinger Park Master Plan for a recommendation to Council. The final pl... »

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