Trumpeter to perform May 18 in rescheduled benefit concert for MTHS music programs

Mountlake Terrace High School Music Boosters is presents an evening with trumpeter Allen Vizzutti at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at the high school, 21801 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. The concert was originally scheduled in April but had to be postponed. The MTHS concert bands and jazz bands will be performing with Vizzutti. Tickets…

Prep baseball: Hawks rout Mount Vernon 11-1 to reach state tournament

With their baseball season on the line, the Mountlake Terrace High School Hawks came up big to earn a berth in the 2022 WIAA 3A state baseball tournament with an 11-1 victory Saturday over the Mount Vernon High School Bulldogs. There was a breeze rippling out toward centerfield on a sunny afternoon at Funko Field…

City council reviews 2021 year-end financial report

During a review of the city’s 2021 fourth quarter financial report, the Mountlake Terrace City Council heard during its May 16 business meeting that city finances mostly remained on track with its budget. Finance Director Crystil Wooldridge said a majority of revenues and expenditures were on target with the six-year financial forecast. Sales tax revenues for…

Edmonds School District announces Class of 2022 high school graduation dates

The Edmonds School District has confirmed the following dates for high school graduations in 2022: Friday, June 3 – Edmonds Heights K-12 – 7 p.m. at Woodway Campus Thursday, June 16 – eLearning – 5 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium Thursday, June 16 – Scriber Lake High School – 7 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium Friday, June…

Reader view: Building a tiny house to serve those in need

Lynnwood Rotarian Debbie Bodal sent this report regarding the volunteer work that she and others did May 15 building a tiny house as part of a Rotary District 5030 community service project. Bodal was joined by her husband Trond Bodal, an Emerald City Rotarian; and Diane Cohn, age 89, and her husband Jerry, age 94….

MLT Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission to meet May 18

With seven volunteer members, the City of Mountlake Terrace’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission seeks to foster an understanding that includes, accepts, respects and appreciates each  community members. All are invited to join them at their next virtual meeting on Wednesday, May 18 beginning at 7 p.m. To listen to the meeting via telephone, call…

Reader view: Baguus Little Asia is indeed wonderful

Baguus Little Asia Restaurant (pronounced “baa-goose”) 23511 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace “This is our first visit here,” I said when entering Baguus Little Asia. I anticipated that by laying that out there, the staff would have sympathy on us if we didn’t know the customs of the place. The waitress immediately went to work…

County announces local engagement meetings for federal COVID recovery funds

Snohomish County’s Office of Recovery & Resilience is launching a countywide engagement effort to guide investment strategies for the county’s $160 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation. According to a county announcement, the effort will include one in-person recovery event in each Snohomish County Council district that will include “key partners” across major recovery…

Just Around the Corner: Boehm’s Candies and Chocolates

I’ve been passing by Boehm’s Candies for decades whenever traveling to Eastern Washington. It’s tucked away along Interstate 90 in Issaquah, and if you blink, you’d miss it. On Saturday, we decided to stop and look inside the old chalet. I’m not an expert on what to look for in good chocolate. There’s only two…

Free mental wellness conference for teens at Everett Community College May 21

Leadership Launch, a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing student leaders and strengthening communities, is hosting Emotion Commotion on May 21, from noon-4 p.m. at Everett Community College. Held at the Henry M. Jackson Conference Center, the student-organized event will feature keynote speakers and workshops focused on the topics of mental wellness through movement, self-expression through…

Sponsor spotlight: Maximizing your working-from-home opportunity

Flexible working arrangements appear to be here to stay. But the benefits of working from home also come with the challenge of maintaining an appropriate work-life balance and a high level of productivity. Here are several ideas to consider if you’ll be continuing to work from home, either full-time or occasionally: Divide your day into…

Art Beat: All about the jazz happening this weekend

There’s a full day and night of jazz happening — much of it featuring Edmonds School District musicians — in Edmonds on Saturday, May 21. The Edmonds Jazz Connection is an annual even, returning after a two-year hiatus due to COVID. Edmonds Jazz Connection is sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club and the event raises…

Snohomish County: 2022 Homeless Point-in-Time Count shows increase in shelter capacity

Snohomish County on Monday released its 2022 Homeless Point-in-Time count, designed to provide a snapshot of households experiencing homelessness on a single night in Snohomish County. Among the results: The total number of individuals residing in a shelter, transitional housing and living without shelter is the highest it has been since 2012. From its low point…

Reminder: MLT residents invited to join virtual discussion about watershed health May 19

Mountlake Terrace residents will have an opportunity to learn about the health of their local watershed during a virtual gathering next week. The City of Mountlake Terrace and the Snohomish Conservation District are hosting the gathering to obtain residents’ input on which local creeks and lakes are most in need of improvement. If you appreciate having a creek…

Transportation Commission this week to discuss free ferry travel for kids

The Washington State Transportation Commission will begin work to implement free Washington State Ferries passage for people 18 and younger as well as a fall reduction of Tacoma Narrows Bridge toll rates during its May meetings. Both of these measures were passed by the state Legislature earlier this year and the commission will now begin…

High school sports roundup May 13 and 14, 2022

Track & Field 3A Wesco South League Championships Arlington High School Boys Scores 1. Lynnwood 130.5 2. Edmonds-Woodway 123.5 3. Shorecrest 109.5 4. Monroe 107.5 5. Meadowdale 92 6. Mountlake Terrace 48 7. Shorewood 41 100 Meters 1. Malichi Mayfield (Monroe) 11.18 2. Jordan Whittle (Lynnwood) 11.34 3. Matthew Gesese (Mountlake Terrace) 11.37 200 Meters…

WSDOT’s safety rest area free coffee program returns May 20

After more than two years, volunteer groups across the state can once again participate in the state’s free coffee program at selected safety rest areas, providing coffee to the traveling public. The free coffee program promotes safe highways by providing coffee to reduce drowsy driving. Volunteer non-profit groups dispense the free coffee at 34 designated…

Just around the corner: Triple XXX Root Beer in Issaquah

The Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-In (98 N.E. Gilman Blvd, Issaquah) has all the ingredients for all your senses: – Smokey aroma from the kitchen for your sense of smell. – Big, juicy burgers for your taste buds. – Doo-wop and ’60s songs blasting through the loudspeakers for your hearing. – Kitschy decorations plastering every inch…

Verdant Community Wellness Center celebrates grand reopening

The Verdant Health Commission hosted a grand reopening of the Verdant Community Wellness Center in Lynnwood on Friday. Closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the wellness center is now open for public use. From wellness booths to mascots handing out balloons, the reopening contained something for the whole family. The Verdant team…

Clothes for Kids hosting silent, live fundraising auctions starting May 16

Clothes for Kids, which provides school wardrobes for children in need in the Edmonds School District, is hosting a Celebrate the Children online silent auction, opening at noon Monday, May 16. Hundreds of items are up for bid, including travel, jewelry, art, dining, family fun and more. The weeklong event will conclude with a live auction…

City council reviews update to public comment policy, grant for city trees program

Thanks to a recent change in state law, residents will still be able to participate remotely in city government meetings after they return to being held in-person, and the Mountlake Terrace City Council at its May 12 work/study session reviewed an ordinance updating its public comment policy to accomodate that. During the COVID-19 pandemic, government…

USDA: Keeping infants safe in midst of formula shortages

There are few things that worry a parent more than their children’s health and safety. The ongoing infant formula shortage due to supply chain issues, which worsened due to a major formula recall in February, has left many caregivers feeling concerned and anxious about their options for safely feeding their infants, the USDA Food and Nutrition…

Sponsor spotlight: Giving new life to historic home in Seattle’s Greenlake neighborhood

This 1914 Greenlake residence was fully remodeled and repurposed, giving new life to the historic home. The homeowner’s plans emphasized maintaining the architectural character, while updating the entire structure to meet their family’s modern-day needs. Aesthetics were important to the lady of the house, who was active in the selections of millwork, finishes, and colors….

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: May 5-12, 2022

May 5 7100 block 220th Street: An employee at Blue Flame reported that three of the company’s box vans had their catalytic converters stolen overnight. May 6 22800 block Lakeview Drive: Police recovered a pistol that a public works employee had found in a planting strip located near Ballinger Park. It was a rusty Ruger…

Escaped inmate with local ties captured in Nevada

Escaped rape suspect and convicted drug trafficker Andrew Kristovich is back in jail. Kristovich escaped an Oregon medium-security federal prison on April 25 and two days later, Edmonds police recovered a stolen car they say he dumped in the parking lot at the Burlington Coat Factory. He was known to have strong ties to Edmonds…

Edmonds School District free Health and Fitness Expo May 21

Grab your family and friends, dust off your sneakers and join the fun at the Edmonds School District’s free Health and Fitness Expo, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21 at Edmonds District Stadium, next to Edmonds-Woodway High School. Among the activities: a fun run, an obstacle course, soccer drills, floorball hockey, family gardening,…

Candidate filing for federal, state and county office opens May 16

Candidate filing begins at 9 a.m. Monday, May 16, for the 2022 ballot. There are 41 offices available for filing including U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state senator, state representative, judicial positions, county prosecuting sttorney and public utility district commissioner.  Candidate filings for political party precinct committee officer positions will also be accepted. A complete list…

U.S. Marshals looking for violent escaped inmate who left stolen car in Edmonds

An escaped inmate, considered armed and dangerous, dumped a stolen car in the parking lot of the Burlington Coat Factory in Edmonds and is still at large. The U.S. Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender task force is hunting 38-year-old Andrew Kristovich, and has been for almost three weeks. The U.S. Attorney in Seattle said that…

Transit agencies to launch new ORCA system May 16; no fares collected May 14-15

Starting Monday, May 16, hundreds of thousands of ORCA transit customers across the Puget Sound region will have access to a new website, smartphone app, and real-time value loading for their ORCA cards. Over the coming months, new ORCA card readers and vending machines will be installed at transit locations throughout the region. All current…

Looking Back: The Korean Conflict and Joseph L. Hendricks, Jr.

Each year, before Memorial Day, my objective is to feature one local service member whose name is engraved on the Edmonds School District’s Veterans’ Memorial Monument, or one who is mentioned in my book Etched in Stone. This year, my choice is Joseph L. Hendricks, Jr., a former Meadowdale teenager. Known as Joe Hendricks, he was…

High school sports roundup for May 11, 2022

Girls Tennis Wesco 3A South Tournament Singles (Top 4 qualify for district tournament) Championship: Emily Lin (Shorewood) defeated Rylie Gettman (Shorewood) 2-6, 7-5, 7-5 3rd/4th Place Match: Sidney Wright (Meadowdale) defeated Paige Oliver (Edmonds-Woodway) 6-2, 6-5 Doubles (Top 4 qualify for district tournament) Championship: Lindsey Rand/Sophia Serwold (Shorewood) defeated Emma Nelson/Emma Okamura (Shorewood) 6-0, 4-6,…

Letter to the editor: We’re still working to help displaced animals in Ukraine

Editor: Thank you for MLTnews’ coverage of the plight of abandoned companion animals in Ukraine. Your articles triggered an avalanche of emails of people wanting to help. Tana and I went into this journey thinking our mission was simple…we’d walk some dogs and take care of some cats that needed some love. But the contacts that…

Edmonds School Board addresses recognition of transgender students

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors at its Tuesday night meeting addressed parents’ and teachers’ concerns about how the district is recognizing transgender students. During the meeting’s public comments section, Jennifer Fitzgerald – a teacher and mother of four in the district – talked about how sad some recent public comments have made her….

Two Edmonds College students recognized on All-Washington Academic Team

Edmonds College students Emily Hall and Byeolah Kwon will be honored as members of the 2022 All-Washington (All-WA) Academic Team during a virtual ceremony on May 12 at noon. Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society serving two-year colleges, selects team members based on their academic achievements and community service each year. “Both Byeolah, a computer…

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