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Happening nearby: Volunteers needed for the 2015 Puget Sound Bird Fest

Happening nearby: Volunteers needed for the 2015 Puget Sound Bird Fest

The Puget Sound Bird Fest is just weeks away and the planning committee still needs volunteers to help in key positions on Saturday Sept. 12. Volunteers are needed at the registration table, with children’s activities, and as room monitors during speaker presentations. Knowledge of birds is not required – just a willingness to help with this fun community event. Most activities requiring volunteer... »

Windstorm packs a powerful punch

Windstorm packs a powerful punch

Saturday’s windstorm packed a powerful punch as trees were uprooted, branches fell, power was cut and traffic was a mess with most stoplights out. Many businesses and homes were without power. »

High wind warning issued by National Weather Service

High wind warning issued by National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning in effect for the Puget Sound Region until 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 29. Winds are increasing from the south at 20 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph. Locations expected to be affected include Seattle, Everett, Tacoma and Bellevue. The strongest winds are likely to occur between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Winds typically this strong occur during t... »

National Weather Service predicting strong winds, rain on Saturday

National Weather Service predicting strong winds, rain on Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement advising residents that a strong Pacific storm could bring strong winds and locally heavy rain to western Washington on Saturday, Aug. 29. A much stronger system will impact the region on Saturday with the potential to bring winds of 20 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph to parts of the coast, northwest, and I-5 corridor. Winds ... »

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... »

On video: Lake Ballinger water lilies and sunset

On video: Lake Ballinger water lilies and sunset

From John Rumpelein, taken above Lake Ballinger Saturday. »

Water conservation tips

Water conservation tips

Like Mountlake Terrace, Snohomish County PUD gets its water from the City of Everett, which is asking for customers (both retail and wholesale) to reduce their water use by 10 percent. The PUD noted that there are several things residents can do to help save water: Gold is the new “Green”: Customers are asked to limit irrigation to their lawns and allow them to go dormant for the remainder of the ... »

Mountlake Terrace residents asked to conserve water

Mountlake Terrace residents asked to conserve water

Due to the lack of rainfall and snow pack this year and the unusually hot summer, residents in the Puget Sound Region, including the City of Mountlake Terrace, are being asked to conserve water. Reduce water use by letting lawns go dormant and limiting plant watering to twice a week. Limit evaporation by watering plants before 8 a.m. or after 7 p.m. Reduce shower time at home, work and the gym. Th... »

Mark your calendars for upcoming National ‘Day of Service’

Mark your calendars for upcoming National ‘Day of Service’

The City of Mountlake Terrace is inviting all residents to come together for a fall park clean up event that coincides with the National “Day of Service” in remembrance of September 11. This event will be on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Ballinger Park. Volunteers should bring gardening gloves and hand tools if possible and meet at Ballinger Park parking lot (23000 Lakeview Drive), at 9 a.m. Groups should... »

Scene in Mountlake Terrace: Big moon

Scene in Mountlake Terrace: Big moon

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Moon over Mountlake Terrace

Moon over Mountlake Terrace

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Preferred Ballinger Park Master Plan unveiled

Preferred Ballinger Park Master Plan unveiled

The City of Mountlake Terrace now has a roadmap for Ballinger Park. The Berger Partnership unveiled the preferred Ballinger Park Master Plan Tuesday evening at the Ballinger Clubhouse. The preferred master plan took elements from three plans that were presented during a community meeting in early June. Residents provided feedback on the various elements of each of the three alternatives. Having a ... »

Scene in Mountlake Terrace: Monday’s sunset

Scene in Mountlake Terrace: Monday’s sunset

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Reminder: Ballinger Park Master Plan to be presented at Community Meeting on Tuesday

Reminder: Ballinger Park Master Plan to be presented at Community Meeting on Tuesday

After reviewing input from several community meetings, the preferred Ballinger Park Master Plan will be presented on Tuesday, July 14. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting that will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Ballinger Clubhouse, 23000 Lakeview Drive in Mountlake Terrace. Residents reviewed three plans and viewed a presentation by the Berger Partnership outlining each featu... »

Ballinger Park Master Plan to be presented at July 14 community meeting

Ballinger Park Master Plan to be presented at July 14 community meeting

After reviewing input from several community meetings, the preferred Ballinger Park Master Plan will be presented on Tuesday, July 14. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting that will take place beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Ballinger Clubhouse, 23000 Lakeview Drive in Mountlake Terrace. Residents reviewed three plans and viewed a presentation by the Berger Partnership outlining each featu... »

Brier to dedicate Hickory Way Park on Saturday

Brier to dedicate Hickory Way Park on Saturday

The City of Brier will formally dedicate its latest addition of park/open space on Saturday, July 11. The City will dedicate Hickory Way Park at 2 p.m. The public is invited to come and join in the celebration as Brier officially welcomes the latest addition of park and open space in the city. The park is located at the intersection of Poplar Way and Hickory Way northeast of the Brier Park tennis ... »

Brier issues Determination of Nonsignificance for Stormwater Pipe project

Brier issues Determination of Nonsignificance for Stormwater Pipe project

The City of Brier has issued a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance for the Stormwater Conveyance Pipe Replacement project. The City’s Public Works Department is proposing to replace a length of 18-inch corrugated metal stormwater conveyance pipe that is corroded and failing in the 23600 block of 35th Ave W, Brier. The length of corroded pipe is unknown at this time. The pipe outfalls ... »

Future of Ballinger Park starting to take shape, residents asked for preferences during community meeting

Future of Ballinger Park starting to take shape, residents asked for preferences during community meeting

Choices, choices and more choices. That was what Mountlake Terrace residents were faced with at the second community meeting for the Ballinger Park Master Plan Tuesday evening at the Ballinger Clubhouse. Mountlake Terrace acquired the former golf course in 2013 to develop as a public park and recreational space. Berger Partnership, a Seattle-based design firm, was hired to develop a master plan to... »

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... »

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