‘It’s OK to not be OK’: Panelists offer advice for coping with pandemic pressures

While there is no roadmap for maintaining emotional well-being during a pandemic, behavioral health experts speaking during a recent Sno-Isle Libraries webinar provided a wealth of advice and resources for coping with COVID-19 pressures. During the Jan. 14 webinar, the first of three in the library system’s “Issues That Matter, Pandemic Pressures” series, speakers offered…

County COVID-19 briefing: Vaccine supply, website glitch means a wait for shots

If we had more vaccine, we could vaccinate many more people in Snohomish County. That’s the big takeaway from the county’s weekly COVID update Tuesday. The three drive-through locations (Monroe, Everett, Edmonds College) have the capacity to give shots to 30,000 people a week, according to County Executive Dave Somers. Somers said the county is…

MLT City Council OKs interlocal agreements, hears federal legislative agenda

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Jan. 19 business meeting unanimously approved multiple local agreements, set an upcoming public hearing date for a street vacation proposal and reviewed municipal priorities for the federal legislative agenda. All approved agreements — two of which are for interlocal services — were discussed at last week’s work/study session. Under…

MLTnews Daily Legislative Report: Jan. 20, 2021

MLTnews presents The Daily Legislative Report, covering the 2021 Washington State Legislature. Two bills on child welfare earned a public hearing at the Jan. 20 House Children, Youth & Families Committee. House Bill 1194 focuses on parent-child visitation rights and House Bill 1227 focuses on family rights when responding to abuse or neglect allegations. Both…

Reminder: City to host virtual ribbon cutting Jan. 22 for Van Ry Boulevard opening

The City of Mountlake Terrace will hold a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Jan. 22 to celebrate the opening of Van Ry Boulevard, the new public roadway that connects 244th Street Southwest and 236th Street Southwest adjacent to the new Terrace Station development. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. Named in honor of the city’s…

Sponsor spotlight: Estate Sale 101 with Ginny’s Girls

Considering holding an estate sale and the terminology is making you scratch your head? There are a number of different kinds of sales, and the frequent flyer customers seem to have the terminology down like a second language! Here is what you need to know to shop for an estate sale company like a pro….

Jeannette Wood: Longtime state legislator was known for compassion, honesty

Jeannette Wood February 19, 1932 – January 9, 2021 Jeannette passed away, comfortably, at her home in Woodway, WA on January 9, 2021 after a long struggle with dementia. Born in Auburn, NY, to Nick and Rose Picciano, Jeannette attended Cornell University and earned a degree in Home Economics in 1953. It was at Cornell,…

Nathan Blackwell joins MLTnews

Nathan Blackwell has joined MLTnews as a reporter. Blackwell grew up in Montana and has been happy to call South Snohomish County home for almost 20 years — including time living in Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and Edmonds. He wrote for the Everett Community College newspaper The Clipper, gained further journalism experience freelancing in the area…

WIAA Executive Board outlines schedules for winter and spring high school sports seasons

The Washington Interscholastic Activiteis Association (WIAA) Executive Board voted on Tuesday to approve the schedules for WIAA Seasons 2 and 3, setting dates for traditional winter and spring sports. Traditional spring sports will be held in WIAA Season 2, which will begin with pre-contest practices on March 15 and end on May 1. Traditional winter…

MLTnews Daily Legislative Report: Jan. 19, 2021

MLTnews presents The Daily Legislative Report for Jan. 19, 2021. The Washington State Legislature’s House Committee on Housing, Human Services & Veterans held a public hearing on House Bill 1151. This would provide a one-time cash benefit and transition food assistance to certain qualifying households in Washington state, as a method of bolstering the state’s…

Welcome to our new advertiser: Scotty’s Food Truck at Edmonds’ Five Corners

We are pleased to announce new advertiser Scotty’s Food Truck — a festival favorite for many years now located at Edmonds’ Five Corners on Fridays and Saturdays. Chef Scotty has an interesting culinary history: He was born in Japan and spent many years living near the Mediterranean coast in Turkey. A local village fisherman would take…

Emergency food drive for Washington Kids in Transition Jan. 23

Washington Kids in Transition will be hosting a drive-by emergency food drive from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at its distribution center, 19721 Scriber Lake Rd. #B in Lynnwood. You don’t need to get out of your car — just place donations in your trunk, pull up and volunteers will retrieve them. “Our emergency food…

Sponsor spotlight: Are You in Need of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Relief?

Small and mid-sized businesses in Snohomish County are vital to our local economy. As we have seen firsthand, the disruption to these businesses caused by the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant adverse impact on the community. Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans offer a source of financial support for business owners and their employees. For…

MLTnews Daily Legislative Report: Jan. 18, 2021

MLTnews presents The Daily Legislative Report for Jan. 18, 2021. The Washington State Legislature celebrated the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and honored his sacrifice to the nation for the goal of civil and worker rights. The Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs committee held a public hearing on Senate Bill 5115. The legislation is…

MTHS confirms school will begin offering conditioning exercises Jan. 21

Mountlake Terrace High School Principal Greg Schellenberg announced Monday that outdoor conditioning sessions for students will begin later this week, amending a previous statement from the school’s athletic director that the school would wait. In a letter to MTHS parents and students, Schellenberg said the school will begin offering conditioning pods Thursday, Jan. 21. Schellenberg’s…

Inslee announces state plan for widespread vaccine distribution and administration

Gov. Jay Inslee Monday announced an updated statewide vaccine distribution and administration plan to increase the number of Washingtonians vaccinated and establish infrastructure capable of mass vaccinations in the coming months. With the expanded vaccine distribution system, the state set a goal of vaccinating 45,000 Washingtonians per day. Included in the plan is the Washington…

Edmonds College to host virtual Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations Jan. 21

Edmonds College will host two free virtual Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations on Thursday, Jan. 21. Keynote speakers are Darnesha Weary, co-owner of Black Coffee Northwest and local activist, and Rubey Hayden, leader, motivator and facilitator. “As a campus community, we strive to be a place that is welcoming and respectful where every person’s contribution…

Sponsor spotlight: More stimulus payments on the way

You could soon see another stimulus payment in your bank account with the recent passage of the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020, which means more direct relief to you and your family. Here are some of the major points you need to know that are buried inside this $900 billion piece of legislation. Direct…

Free drive-thru, walk-up COVID testing event in MLT Jan. 22

A free, drive-thru, non-invasive COVID-19 testing event will take place at Concern For Neighbors Food Bank from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22. The Verdant Health Commission and Medical Teams International are coordinating the event. The testing is open to anyone in the community. While this is a drive-thru event, walk-in people…

‘Who Was Chief Seattle’ topic of Sno-King School Retirees virtual presentation Feb. 18

Sno-King School Retirees and Humanities Washington are sponsoring a free virtual program,”Who Was Chief Seattle,” with David Buerge, a member of the 2019-2021 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, via Zoom. Chief Seattle wrote nothing down during his life, yet his words—both real and imagined—are known throughout the world. The result…

Paine Field on preliminary list of state airport sites with potential for expansion

Washington State’s Commercial Aviation Coordinating Commission released its Phase I report that includes a preliminary list of six airport sites with potential for expansion — and Everett’s Paine Field is one of them. The report was requested by the Washington State Legislature in Substitute Senate Bill 5370 to meet Washington’s aviation capacity needs. The report…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Jan. 8-14, 2021

Jan. 8 6000 block 244th Street Southwest: A woman was trespassed from Studio 6 motel after management reported she was using illegal drugs in the room she rented. Jan. 10 5600 block 220th Street Southwest: A woman reported her Cannondale bicycle was stolen from the back of her vehicle overnight. She said the bike was…

Reflections on the joy of swimming at the Pavilion Pool

I have gratitude, and would like to express gratitude for some simple things in life. When my club closed back in mid-November, I was without access to any kind of swimming pool. I am rehabbing an ankle condition, and the pool is my best means of “non-weight bearing” exercise. Also the reason I can still…

Save the date: Lynnwood Convention Center to host blood drive Jan. 28-29

The Lynnwood Convention Center will serve as a Pop-Up Donor Center Jan. 28-29 for a Bloodworks Northwest blood drive. Over the course of two days, the goal is to collect 108 units of blood. You can schedule your appointment here, Bloodworks Northwest is also offering a special incentive to anyone donating blood from now through…

Coming up: Jan. 31 deadline for students to apply to MTHS STEM program

The deadline for applying to Mountlake Terrace High School’s 2021-2022 STEM Magnet Program is Sunday, Jan. 31. An Edmonds School District “Choice Program,” the MTHS STEM program is availabe to students districtwide. It provides a four-year STEM curriculum, integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics, including several after-school STEM related clubs to enhance students’ STEM experiences. The goal…

Just Around the Corner: Shoreline’s Black Coffee reopens

Black Coffee Northwest, at 16743 Aurora Ave. N. in Shoreline, has reopened after two days of being closed due to vandalism. This past Tuesday, swastikas were spray painted on the outside walls. Three months ago, Molotov cocktails were used to try to burn the building. The Black-owned coffee house has survived its first three months…

Sponsor spotlight: Five ways to prepare your home before a freeze

The cooler weather conjures up images of fireplaces and hot chocolate. While it may be easy to prepare your lifestyle for the winter months, as a home owner it is important not to neglect essential pre-winter home maintenance. To keep you and your home safe and ready for cold temperatures, consider taking the following steps….

Monday: Third annual MLK Jr. tribute — ‘Becoming Brave’ — to air virtually

Author, professor and reconciliation thought leader Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil will be the featured speaker at the “Becoming Brave” third annual tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Inspiring a Beloved Community in Song, Spoken Word and Dance virtual event scheduled for Monday, Jan. 18. The event is sponsored by the Lift Every…

MLTnews Daily Legislative Report: Jan. 15, 2021

MLTnews presents The Daily Legislative Report for Jan. 15, 202.. Over in the House Local Government committee, House Bill 1069 was heard, sponsored by 32nd District Rep. Cindy Ryu, the legislation allows municipalities fiscal flexibility with tax revenues such as lodging tax, due to revenue shortfalls associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edmonds School District students invited to apply for VFW Post 8870 Freedom Scholarship

Edmonds-based VFW Post 8870 is offering its Freedom Scholarship to graduating high school seniors. To apply, students must have at least one sibling, parent or grandparent who is a U.S. military veteran and reside within the Edmonds or Mukilteo School Districts.  Students who live inside those school district boundaries but attend private schools or are…

Snohomish County to remain in Phase 1 of state recovery plan next week

Based on new regional data published by the Washington State Department of Health, Snohomish County will remain in Phase 1 for the week begin Jan. 18. That’s the word from the Snohomish County Health District, which said in a Friday announcement that the Puget Sound Region continues to meet three of the four criteria laid…

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