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Scene in Mountlake Terrace: Full moon

Scene in Mountlake Terrace: Full moon

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Happening nearby: 1st Security Bank to offer free document shredding, electronics recycling May 2 in Edmonds

Happening nearby: 1st Security Bank to offer free document shredding, electronics recycling May 2 in Edmonds

A free community document shredding and electronics recycling event is being offered by 1st Security Bank Edmonds on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. People are encouraged to bring their sensitive documents for secure shredding as well as their old electronics for proper recycling. Electronics accepted for free include TVs, computers, monitors, laptops, and cell phones. Other electronics will b... »

Mountlake Terrace celebrates Earth Day at Ballinger Park

Mountlake Terrace celebrates Earth Day at Ballinger Park

Mountlake Terrace’s Ballinger Park was bustling with activity Saturday morning as more than 60 volunteers celebrated Earth Day by tidying up the park. Residents from Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds and Lynnwood, along with students from Brighton School, picked up litter and debris in the park and also removed weeds from the area near the Hall Creek pedestrian bridge. »

Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at Ballinger Park on Saturday

Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering at Ballinger Park on Saturday

In honor of Earth Day, the City of Mountlake Terrace is providing an opportunity for citizens to give back to their community. Families, friends and neighbors are invited to help tidy up Ballinger Park on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the Ballinger Clubhouse (Senior Center) parking lot, 23000 Lakeview Drive, at 9 a.m. in comfortable work clothes, with glove... »

Happening nearby: Two chances to recycle and shred this weekend

Happening nearby: Two chances to recycle and shred this weekend

It’s almost Earth Day (happening next Wednesday, April 22) and there are two opportunities this weekend to recycle unwanted electronics as well as paper ready for shredding: On Saturday, April 18, between 10 a.m. –2 p.m.,Windermere Real Estate North in Lynnwood is teaming up with Friendly Earth and Confidential Data Disposal to help their neighbors recycle a variety of hard-to-dispose-of electroni... »

Strong turnout for public meeting to discuss future of Ballinger Park

Strong turnout for public meeting to discuss future of Ballinger Park

More than 75 citizens turned out on Tuesday evening for the kickoff public meeting to explore the future of Ballinger Park. Formerly the Ballinger Golf Course, the City of Mountlake Terrace acquired the property in 2013 to develop as a public park and recreational space. The city subsequently contracted with the Berger Partnership, a Seattle-based design firm, to develop a master plan to reinvent ... »

Reminder: Ballinger Park Master Plan community meeting set for Tuesday

Reminder: Ballinger Park Master Plan community meeting set for Tuesday

Residents interested in helping shape the future of Ballinger Park are invited to attend a City of Mountlake Terrace-sponsored meeting on Tuesday, April 14. The community meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the Ballinger Clubhouse, 23000 Lakeview Dr. in Mountlake Terrace. The purpose of the Ballinger Park Master Plan is to create a clear and concise set of goals, policies and objectives that will provide... »

Ballinger Park Master Plan community meeting set for April 14

Ballinger Park Master Plan community meeting set for April 14

Residents interested in helping shape the future of Ballinger Park are invited to attend a City of Mountlake Terrace-sponsored meeting April 14. The community meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the Ballinger Clubhouse, 23000 Lakeview Dr. in Mountlake Terrace. The purpose of the Ballinger Park Master Plan is to create a clear and concise set of goals, policies and objectives that will provide direction t... »

Happening nearby: Free electronics and paper shredding event in Lynnwood April 11

Happening nearby: Free electronics and paper shredding event in Lynnwood April 11

A free paper shredding and electronics recycling event is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 at Windermere Real Estate, 18811-28th Ave. W., Ste. J, in Lynnwood (next to See’s Candy at Alderwood Mall). Paper shredding will run from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. while electronics recycling will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All recycling services are free and proceeds from recycled raw materials will fund operations and be... »

Floretum Garden Club offering scholarship to horticultural students

Floretum Garden Club offering scholarship to horticultural students

Each year, Floretum Garden Club of Edmonds offers a scholarship to a high school graduate, a community college student, or an individual planning a career in a horticultural field. The scholarship recipient may attend any community college, college, technical school or university in Washington state during the year following the award. Selection is based on the following criteria: · Interest in ho... »

Snohomish County PUD reminds residents to call before they dig

Snohomish County PUD reminds residents to call before they dig

Nicer weather is just around the corner, and many people will be tackling outdoor projects. Snohomish County Public Utility District reminds its customers to plan ahead to prevent accidentally hitting an underground utility line when digging. PUD customers should use the “Call before you dig” hotline at 811 at least two working days ahead of time before starting a digging project of more than 12 i... »

Mountlake Terrace hosts Ballinger Park Master Plan Community Meeting for April 14

Mountlake Terrace hosts Ballinger Park Master Plan Community Meeting for April 14

The City of Mountlake Terrace invites the community to attend a meeting to help shape the future of Ballinger Park on April 14. The community meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the Ballinger Clubhouse, 23000 Lakeview Dr. in Mountlake Terrace. The purpose of the Ballinger Park Master Plan is to create a clear and concise set of goals, policies and objectives that will provide direction to the City Counci... »

Save the date: Celebrate Earth Day at Ballinger Park on April 25

Save the date: Celebrate Earth Day at Ballinger Park on April 25

In honor of Earth Day, the City of Mountlake Terrace is providing an opportunity for citizens to give back to their community. Families, friends and neighbors are invited to help tidy up Ballinger Park on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the Ballinger Clubhouse (Senior Center) parking lot, 23000 Lakeview Drive, at 9 a.m. in comfortable work clothes, with glove... »

Lake Ballinger Park picnic area damaged by vehicle

Lake Ballinger Park picnic area damaged by vehicle

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Reminder: Boy Scouts offer Christmas tree recycling

Reminder: Boy Scouts offer Christmas tree recycling

Mountlake Terrace residents have different options for recycling their Christmas tree including local youth organizations, curbside yard collection, composting facility or the transfer station. If your Christmas tree is starting to drop needles and dry out, it’s time to recycle it and put it to good use as compost. Local Boy Scout troops offer curbside pickup and drop off locations through a progr... »

Snohomish County downgraded to Stage 1 burn ban

Snohomish County downgraded to Stage 1 burn ban

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is downgrading Snohomish County to a Stage 1 burn ban, effective at noon Friday, Jan. 2. This ban remains in effect until further notice. The use of fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves is prohibited until air quality improves. A weak system will bring some winds and light rain midday Friday, with winds subsequently decreasing in the early evening. Late Friday ni... »

Mountlake Terrace residents have options to recycle their Christmas trees

Mountlake Terrace residents have options to recycle their Christmas trees

Mountlake Terrace residents have different options for recycling their Christmas tree including local youth organizations, curbside yard collection, composting facility or the transfer station.If your Christmas tree is starting to drop needles and dry out, it’s time to recycle it and put it to good use as compost. Local Boy Scout troops offer curbside pickup and drop off locations through a progra... »

Edmonds Community College Horticulture Department receives $9,500 grant for aquaponics system

Edmonds Community College Horticulture Department receives $9,500 grant for aquaponics system

Edmonds Community College received a $9,500 grant from the Sustainable Path Foundation to build an aquaponics system Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) students are helping to design and build the system, which will be used for student instruction, research and food production. The system is made up of two aquaponic units — a unit consists of a pond and raised planting beds. “The system will... »

Windstorm leaves its mark in Mountlake Terrace

Windstorm leaves its mark in Mountlake Terrace

Three days after a major windstorm on Dec. 11 scattered tree limbs and knocked out power to much if not all of Mountlake Terrace, there was still clean up and repair work to do in the area. Sustained wind speeds of 45 miles per hour were recorded throughout Snohomish County on Thursday night. Snohomish County PUD reported that more than 50,000 of their county and Camano Island customers were witho... »

Your old refrigerator can provide meals for hungry families

Your old refrigerator can provide meals for hungry families

Puget Sound Energy has teamed up with Food Lifeline to feed hungry families through its refrigerator recycling program. From now until Dec. 15, PSE customers can call PSE to schedule a free pick up of their old fridge or freezer. After they recycle their appliance, the customer will receive a $25 reward, which they can choose to donate to local food assistance programs through Food Lifeline. And P... »

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