Community turns out to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., recognize Shirley Sutton

Community members turned out in force Monday to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the Edmonds Center for the Arts served as the venue for both a youth-oriented free morning program and a ticketed evening event that included presentation of a Beloved Community Award to former Lynnwood City Councilmember Shirley Sutton….

Watercolor basics class at MLT Community Senior Center starts Feb. 15

  The Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center is offering a six-week watercolor basics class on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon, Feb. 15-March 21. Learn the fundamentals of watercolor and the basic techniques from Sue Taylor. Bring your own supplies (watercolor paper and watercolor paints). Cost is $12 per class, or prepay for all six for $60 ($10…

Donate blood, and you have a chance to win a new car

To maintain an adequate blood supply through the winter months, Bloodworks Northwest and the Haselwood Auto Group in Bremerton have a special offer for blood donors who come into any Bloodworks Northwest donor center — including the Lynnwood location — or participate in a blood drive from now until March 17. Every time participants donate, they will…

Reminder: Ballinger Park waterfront community meeting set for Jan. 22

The City of Mountlake Terrace will host a public meeting Wednesday, Jan. 22 to update the community on the latest designs on a new fishing pier, boat launch, boat dock and beach improvements for Ballinger Park. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., at the Mickey Corso Community Clubhouse (Senior Center) located at 23000 Lakeview…

Reminder: Volunteers sought for Jan. 23 Point-in-Time homeless count

In collaboration with human service providers and community volunteers, the Snohomish County Department of Human Services is conducting its annual Point-In-Time (PIT) Homeless Count Thursday, Jan. 23 — and is seeking volunteers to help. The county says that the annual count is an important tool in the community’s efforts to assess the number of homeless…

Military Wire: ‘The Last Full Measure’ exposes valor in Vietnam

“The ultimate sacrifice deserves the highest honor.” In today’s divided America, it is often difficult to see the good in others if they don’t align with our way of thinking. Yet, in the military, regardless of one’s political bent or preferences, there is still a strong dedication to the principle of “one team, one fight”…

Get expert help on your genealogy research Jan. 25 in Lynnwood

Have you hit a “brick wall” with your genealogy research? You can get free help from experienced researcher Caroll Budny this Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Sno-Isle Genealogical Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. There are two 45-minute appointments left. Call 425-775-6267 on Tuesday or Thursday, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., to reserve your…

Prep girls wrestling: Ambachew competes in Lady Hawk Invite

The White River Hornets claimed the team title at the Lake Hawk Invite, a big girls wrestling tournament held Saturday at Mountlake Terrace High School. The Hornets earned 144 points in the event, easily out-distancing runner-up Sedro-Woolley. Just one Mountlake Terrace Hawk wrestled in the tourney; Hope Ambachew went 1-2 in the 115-lb classification. Prep…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan. 9-17, 2020

Jan. 9 5900 block 232nd Street Southwest: A man came into the Mountlake Terrace Police Station to report that his vehicle was prowled overnight and his work tools were stolen. He said the tools were  in a three-tiered tool box secured with cables that had been cut. Jan. 10 5900 block 232nd Street Southwest: A…

Healthy Eating: This curry squash soup makes a nourishing winter meal

By now you probably know that one of my favorite things to make is soup. During the winter months I am completely satisfied by a bowl of soup and a slice of hearty bread for dinner. Sometimes I’ll add in a tossed salad. My chief taste tester (my dear husband) often feels that soup passes…

Sponsor Spotlight: Get Ready for Boating Season at the Seattle Boat Show

The Seattle Boat Show sails into town from January 24 – February 1, 2020, featuring more than 1,000 boats and yachts in two locations, plus three acres of the latest and greatest gadgets and gear. If you’re in the market for a boat or want to learn more about what’s out there, here are three…

Hawks sports roundup: Loss for girls basketball, win for boys vs. Everett

A big second half by Everett’s Ella Sylvester doomed the Mountlake Terrace Hawks on Friday as the sophomore guard scored 18 of her 23 points after halftime. The offensive explosion was enough to power the Seagulls to a 47-32 win over the Hawks in a Wesco League matchup played at Mountlake Terrace High School. Terrace…

“The parties are too far apart”: Swedish heath care workers give notice of planned strike Jan 28-30

In a roundtable briefing Friday, nurses and caregivers of SEIU [Service Employees International Union] Healthcare 1199 NW at Swedish-Providence announced they were delivering a 10-day notice of intent to strike Jan. 28-30 “if proposals adequately addressing patient safety and staffing levels are not forthcoming.” The bargaining team “has concluded that the parties are too far apart,” the…

Day Trip Discoveries: Snow geese and whale watching  

Every February, snow geese blanket the skies and fields near Stanwood before their annual migration north. Beginning in March, massive gray whales migrate up the West Coast and through Puget Sound toward Alaskan waters. Both offer extraordinary wildlife watching opportunities – during a season when not much other wildlife puts on such a show. So…

Restaurant News: Treat yourself to Milkie Milkie Korean Desserts

Although people don’t usually crave icy treats so much in the dead of winter, most of us still enjoy a little ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt regardless of the season. I’ve got another icy treat for you to consider. If you’re a fan of the aforementioned desserts and you haven’t tried bingsoo yet, you…

Calling all writers: EPIC Group Writers contest begins Feb. 1

Edmonds-based EPIC Group Writers invites all writers — from beginners to published authors — to enter the EPIC Writing Contest, which begins Feb. 1 and ends April 9. The following online submissions are accepted in both Prose and Poetry categories: Prose – Adults and students in grades 8-12 (fiction or non-fiction). Portions of larger works…

Save the date: Parents, guardians invited to attend Kick Off to Kindergarten Feb. 10

Parents and guardians with kids starting kindergarten in fall 2020 are invited to attend Kickoff to Kindergarten on Monday, Feb. 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at your neighborhood (assigned) school. Free child care will be provided. Attendees will: Meet school staff and other incoming families, Learn about the school and registration process, Gear up for Jump…

Travel through Kenmore? Here are two projects that could affect your commute

Mountlake Terrace residents who drive through Kenmore as part of their commute may want to attend a Wednesday, Jan. 29 open house and information session for two projects that could impact their travels: The West Sammamish River Bridge Replacement project and pedestrian and bike safety projects on Juanita Drive Northeast and 68th Ave Northeast. The open house will be from…

Rep. Larsen discusses impeachment, I-976, legislative achievements at town hall event

Community members filled the interim Mountlake Terrace City Hall chambers last weekend to join U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen in discussing topics ranging from international to local that affect the 2nd Congressional District, which includes Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood. Larsen kicked off the discussion by addressing the impeachment charges against President Donald Trump. Though Larsen was…

Edmonds Community College on regular schedule Thursday

After being closed earlier this week due to snow and ice, Edmonds Community College will operate on a regular schedule Thursday, Jan. 16. The college encourages all students and employees to use their own best judgment to get to campus safely. “Parking lots and sidewalks throughout campus may be icy,” the college said in an…

District prep athletics rescheduled after Wednesday school closures

Another day of school closures, another day of postponed games for Edmonds School District high school student athletes. District officials canceled all classes and school activities on Wednesday, Jan. 15, due to the continued unsafe weather conditions. The closure postponed boys basketball games slated for Edmonds-Woodway, Mountlake Terrace and Meadowdale, plus a girls wrestling scramble…

Red Cross CPR, first aid class at MLT Recreation Pavilion Jan. 25

An American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid class will be offered at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 2-4 p.m. This is a blended learning course, which is a combination of online lecture and in- person skill testing. Those who register should receive a link to take the online…

13th annual Edmonds Comedy Night Feb. 21-22 to benefit school district student programs

Enjoy an evening of laughs and benefit local schools during the 13th annual Edmonds Comedy Night, set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Organized by Parent Leaders for the Edmonds School District, the event features nationally recognized comics. All funds generated will be used to support student programs throughout the…

Reminder: Emergency cold weather shelter open through Thursday, Jan. 16

The South Snohomish County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be open through Thursday, Jan. 16. The shelter opens at 7:15 p.m. at Maple Park Church (60th Avenue West and 176th Street Southwest, Lynnwood). Dinner, a warm mat and blanket, and breakfast are provided. If you are not driving, please use the van transportation; do not walk to…

Friday: AAUW ‘Coffee and Conversation’ meeting in Edmonds

New to the Snohomish/King County area? Ready to meet your neighbors? Time to volunteer? Check out the American Association of University Women’s “Coffee and Conversation” meeting from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Bistro 76, 18401 76th Ave. W., Edmonds. And after that Jan. 17 coffee, the group will meet every third Friday. Need more information?…

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