Next free legal clinic for seniors Dec. 2

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group offer a free legal clinic for seniors via phone every month, and the next one runs from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an elder law attorney. Due to the pandemic, the consultations are conducted over the phone….

Five local drive-thru COVID testing events scheduled in December

The Verdant Health Commission and Medical Teams International will partner with local organizations to host free, drive-thru, non-invasive COVID-19 testing events on five dates during the month of December. The next events take place: Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High, 21801 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace Saturday, Dec….

Under the Weather: Dry day likely for outdoor Thanksgiving gatherings

It is a little hard to believe, but Thanksgiving week is here. Even though this year looks a little different than previous years, we can still make the most of it. Some of you may be attempting to have outdoor gatherings this year, and if that’s you, you are probably very interested in whether it…

MLT police assist in Edmonds as van attempts to run officers over, rams vehicles

Following up on a report of a suspicious vehicle opening mailboxes Tuesday night, Edmonds police arrested two suspects after one of them attempted to run over two officers and rammed two police vehicles. No one was injured during the incident, which started just after 10 p.m. Tuesday. Officers were called to the 900 block of Daley…

Sound Transit announces Thanksgiving holiday schedule

Sound Transit will be making service reductions for the upcoming holiday weekend, including limited Sounder trains the day after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving Day service Sounder commuter rail will not operate. ST Express bus routes will operate on Sunday schedules. Link light rail will run on Sunday schedules. Day after Thanksgiving service Sounder service will operate on…

Snohomish County seeks public input on affordable housing, community development needs

Snohomish County is soliciting citizen feedback on local community needs for affordable housing, public facility, infrastructure, services and economic development projects to be funded with 2021 federal grant funds — as well as input on the county’s 2019 grant performance. Snohomish County, in consortium with 19 of the county’s cities and towns, receives approximately $5…

Reminder: Citizens asked to weigh in on planning for Veterans Memorial Park

The City of Mountlake Terrace is gathering feedback from the community on Veterans Memorial Park and would like your input. Visit cityofmlt.com/vetspark to find this survey, which is different than the community-wide Recreation, Parks and Open Space Plan survey you may have already submitted in October. Over the next eight months, the City of Mountlake…

City of Mountlake Terrace announces Thanksgiving closures

All City of Mountlake Terrace offices and the Recreation Pavilion will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no child care offered on these days at the Pavilion. All city offices and the Pavilion will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30. For more information, visit the…

DeMiero Jazz Fest fundraiser set for Nov. 27-Dec. 5

The DeMiero Jazz Fest, an annual non-competitive vocal jazz festival traditionally held in downtown Edmonds with many participants from the Edmonds School District, is offering a week of virtual auctions and live performances during its One FanJAZZtic fundraiser Nov. 27 through Dec. 5 Register at www.betterunite.com/demierojazzfest-onefanjazzticevent to be entered into daily drawings for fun prizes. Once you’re…

Sponsor spotlight: The lowdown on the great autumn gourd

Corn might be the king of U.S. crops, but pumpkins are always in demand this time of year by kids and others celebrating fall’s festivities. Here are several interesting tidbits about one of America’s favorite fall gourds. Germany boasts world’s largest pumpkin. Mathias Willemijns showed off the world’s largest pumpkin in 2016 at the Giant Pumpkin…

State’s safe medication return program now underway

Washington’s Safe Medication Return Program — a pioneering effort aimed at reducing medication misuse, abuse and poisonings — is now live. This program creates a unified, statewide, medication return program that will give Washington residents free, convenient, and environmentally responsible options for disposing of unwanted medication. Physical drop boxes are available, and include all Bartell Drugs…

Baguus Little Asia Restaurant coming to downtown Mountlake Terrace

Atlas 236, the new mixed-use building at the northeast corner of 236th Street Southwest and 56th Avenue West, is nearly complete and the owner already has plans for one of the commercial spaces, NextMLT.com said. Baguus Little Asia, a Pan-Asian restaurant, will be opening in mid-2021 in one of the spaces along 236th. AFCO &…

Reminder: Pop-up blood donation center in Lynnwood Nov. 23-24

Bloodworks is hosting a pop-up donation center at New Life Church 6519 188th St. S.W., Lynnwood on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 23-24. Book here or call 800-398-7888. Can’t make this location work? Click here to view other locations. All donations are by appointment only. The pop-up centers are being conducted in accordance with social distancing guidelines….

Sponsor spotlight: Deadline noon Monday to order Chef Dane Thanksgiving meals

For the week of Thanksgiving, Monday at noon is the deadline for Thanksgiving meal orders. The take ‘n bake frozen selection is available for pick up Monday-Wednesday. The Here and There food truck will be closed this week. Thanksgiving menu Roast Turkey sage gravy Classic Creamy Mashed Potatoes Traditional Herb Dressing celery, onions Roasted Brussel Sprouts balsamic,…

Edmonds School District Capital Projects Director Ed Peters earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Edmonds School District Director of Capital Projects Ed Peters — a district employee since 1999 — has received the Lifetime Achievement Award through the Association for Learning Environments. “My most powerful lesson from planning schools is that social space is critically important and difficult to get right,” he said. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the…

Reminder: MLT Pavilion Pool to reopen Nov. 23

The Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion pool (5303 228th St. S.W.) will reopen beginning Monday, Nov. 23, on a limited basis. Hours of operation will be 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for lap swimming, water walking or suspended individual water running or exercise. To participate, patrons must first call 425-776-9173 during the above…

Community Transit to operate on Sunday schedule Thanksgiving Day

Community Transit will operate limited bus service on Thanksgiving Day and return to a regular schedule the following day, Friday, Nov. 27. Thursday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day) Snohomish County local bus and DART service: Sunday schedule.  Snohomish County commuter service to downtown Seattle and University District: No service. Sound Transit service from Snohomish County: Route…

Need help kicking the smoking habit? Try the Washington State Quitline

Since November 2000, the Washington State Quitline has provided free, personalized tobacco cessation counseling and medication to tens of thousands of callers. This year, the North American Quitline Consortium ranked Washington’s quitline second in the nation for its participant quit rate. “The quitline is successful because it helps people help themselves to reach their own…

Sponsor spotlight: How to solve a storage shortage in your home

As communities across the country practice social distancing to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, you might have more people in your home than usual. Whether it’s your college student who has moved home earlier than expected, or young kids spending more time at home than normal, finding storage for blankets, clothes, books,…

Crews begin light rail construction across Interstate 5

Sound Transit crews working on the Lynnwood Link Extension this weekend are building falsework for span supports that will allow the light rail alignment to cross over Interstate 5 in Mountlake Terrace. Southbound lanes of I-5 will be closed overnight both Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21-22, south from 220th Street Southwest to SR 104 . Falsework…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Nov. 13-19, 2020

Nov. 13 23300 block 44th Avenue West: A woman was arrested for a felony warrant after she reportedly asked her neighbor for drugs. Based on the information provided by the reporting party, police were able to identify the woman as someone known to Mountlake Terrace police. She was booked into Snohomish County Jail for her…

Sound Transit board approves 2021 service changes to reflect Northgate Link opening

The Sound Transit Board of Directors has approved changes to service in 2021, reflecting the expected opening of Northgate Link in September 2021. The new service plan, which incorporates input from 1,900 people who responded to a survey about the proposed changes, maintains the reduced service levels implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under…

Sound Transit planning night work along 60th Avenue West starting Nov. 23

Starting Monday, Nov. 23, Sound Transit’s contractor will be erecting girders along 60th Avenue West for the Lynnwood Link Extension trackway. Girders are the cross section that goes from column to column to form the trackway. All girders will be set from the Washington State Department of Transportation right-of-way, and due to permitting requirements work…

Suspect in Marysville murder arrested in Mountlake Terrace

A 30-year-old Everett man was arrested earlier this week at the Mountlake Terrace Studio 6 Motel in connection with a murder that occurred in Marysville Nov. 8, according to the Mountlake Terrace Police Department. James Flowers was arrested Nov. 17 at Studio 6, located in the 24000 block of Van Ry Boulevard in Mountlake Terrace….

Inslee announces additional $135 million in COVID-19 financial support

Gov. Jay Inslee Friday announced additional financial support funds for families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor was joined by Lisa Brown, Department of Commerce director, for the announcement. “We know this pandemic is taking an economic toll,” Inslee said during a press conference Friday. “On Sunday we announced $50 million in…

Fitness Corner: How do you want to show up for your future self?

This has been an unprecedented and overwhelming year. Even as we move into winter, COVID is not letting up. Our lives have been compromised by the significant consequences of this pandemic and we all feel the cumulative and collective stress and worry. We’ve figured out various ways to cope this year, and with good reason…

Inslee announces cap on third-party delivery fees to help restaurants

Gov. Jay Inslee Thursday announced a new cap on fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery platforms, such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, GrubHub, Postmates and others. “We recognize the challenges posed by COVID-19 to our restaurant community, and we’re grateful to third-party delivery platforms that have made it possible for Washingtonians to continue supporting local…

Foundation for Edmonds School District receives $5K sponsorship award from the Boeing Company

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has received a $5,000 sponsorship award from the Boeing Company, and it will be used to purchased headphones for students to use during remote learning. The Foundation’s Digital Access and Technology Project aims to increase accessibility and engagement in remote learning for students affected by unemployment, financial instability, and…

MTHS sponsoring pop-up food drive Nov. 20 in Sorelli Pizza parking lot

Mountlake Terrace High School is holding a pop-up drive-through food drive for the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank Friday, Nov. 20 from 2-4 p.m. in the Sorelli Pizza parking lot, 22402 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace, Items to be donated will be put in boxes in the donation truck. Of if drivers do not want to get…

Sound Transit seeking public comment on proposed Sounder fare change

Sound Transit Sounder commuter train riders can now provide feedback on a proposed reduction to ORCA LIFT, Youth and Senior & Disabled fares. The reduction in fares would make Sounder more accessible for these riders and would simplify Sound Transit’s fares system wide by bringing Sounder fares in line with Link light rail and ST…

Under the Weather: Mostly dry this weekend, but rain set to return next week

After being hit with several storms over the past couple weeks, we are finally expecting a break from the crazy weather. November tends to be the wettest month of the year, and it definitely seems like we’re living up to that expectation. Interestingly enough, through the first 18 days of the month, we are actually…

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