Deadline Nov. 22 to apply for MLT Planning Commission

The city is seeking candidates to fill a vacancy on the Mountlake Terrace Planning Commission, which meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Applicants for the planning commission must be residents of the city, able to meet twice a month, and have an interest in reviewing development proposals, revisions to…

School board hears mixed opinions about proposed reading curriculum

As the Edmonds School District considers a new K-6 reading curriculum, some parents and district staff worry the proposed Units of Study curriculum is not the right fit for all elementary school students. At its Nov. 12 business meeting, the Board of Directors held its first reading for the proposed Units of Study in Reading…

MTHS Drama Department to present story of frontier life with ‘Quilters’

The Mountlake Terrace High School Drama Department invites theater lovers on a journey into frontier life in the American West with three performances of Quilters starting on Thursday, Nov. 21. The musical follows the lives of a pioneer woman and her six daughters, portrayed by a cast of nine Mountlake Terrace student thespians. Through a…

MLT Salary Commission sets Dec. 4 public hearing on raises for council members

The Mountlake Terrace Salary Commission has recommended raises for city council members, and a public hearing on the plan is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. The salary commission is an independent body of five Mountlake Terrace residents who review and set the salaries of the Mayor and City Council. The City Council’s salary…

Edmonds CC Foundation honors Diana Clay with lifetime achievement award

The Edmonds Community College Foundation honored Diana Clay with its Cornerstone Lifetime Achievement Award during the Oct. 24 Foundation Scholarship Reception, where more than 200 scholarship recipients and donors recognized Clay’s service. Clay recently retired from her many volunteer roles at the college and will be greatly missed, the foundation said. “For over two decades…

Hawks assistant coach to be inducted into state basketball coaches hall of fame

Mountlake Terrace Hawks’ assistant coach and former Meadowdale Mavericks’ head coach Greg Wirtz will be inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association (WIBCA) Hall of Fame at the group’s 45th annual banquet scheduled to take place in July 2020 in Mountlake Terrace. Wirtz, a 1973 graduate of Meadowdale, has been coaching basketball in the…

ESD’s Equity Alliance for Achievement to host ‘Dawnland’ viewing Nov. 25

The Edmonds School District’s Equity Alliance for Achievement (EAACH) is inviting students, family, staff and community members to attend its November meeting to view a 54-minute version of the movie Dawnland and then have a discussion. The meeting is Monday, Nov. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dawnland is the untold story of Indigenous child removal in…

Reminder: ESD Superintendent Community Lunch and School Tour Nov. 21

The community is invited to attend Superintendent Kris McDuffy’s Community Lunch and School Tour set for Thursday, Nov. 21 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The tour will begin at the Educational Services Center, 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The program includes: – School lunch at Meadowdale Middle – Tours of Meadowdale Middle and Lynndale Elementary –…

Kids are Bookin’ It: ‘Trombone Shorty’ a magical, musical adventure set in New Orleans

Trombone Shorty, by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews Illustrated by Caldecott Honor Winner Bryan Collier Recommended especially for Young Readers ages 6 – 8 Where y’at? This fun, true story will transport you magically into the midst of a New Orleans neighborhood. This wonderful book describes the city in such exceptional language it stimulates your imagination…

Annual Santa Breakfast set for Dec. 8 in MLT

Dine with Santa Sunday, Dec. 8 and benefit children in need during the Annual Santa Breakfast sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, S. Al Wilcox Unit 234. The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the American Legion Hall, 22909 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors…

Edmonds School District hosting LGBTQ+ Event Planning Committee meetings

The Edmonds School District is inviting students, families and staff to help create more learning opportunities by attending the district’s LGBTQ+ Event Planning Committee meetings. During the first two meetings the committee will choose a date and time for the event and come up with a list of possible speakers and workshop ideas. During the…

MLT Girl Scouts invite community to Pop-Up Party and Safety Fair Nov. 30

Mountlake Terrace-based Girl Scout Troop 50529 invites the community to attend a Pop-Up Party and Safety Fair Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Mountlake Terrace Library. Community members will be invited from noon-2 p.m. to take a break from shopping, meet community partners and learn about the troop’s  robotics team, RoboGirls. The event will feature guest tables from:…

New public restrooms for Ballinger Park boat launch expected by spring 2020

Major new additions are coming to the east end of Mountlake Terrace’s Ballinger Park, including a new boat launch, floating boat dock, fishing pier and pathways by fall of 2020. But visitors to the recreation area won’t have to wait as long for new public restrooms planned for the site. City of Mountlake Terrace officials…

Reminder: Join MLTBA for a croissant at Grand Pere Bakery Nov. 20

Network with Mountlake Terrace Business Association members at the Grand Pere Bakery from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 and enjoy a warm croissant courtesy of the board. Grand Pere Bakery is a cozy café that offers daily fresh baked goods and coffee bar with finely-crafted Attibassi Italian espresso beverages. The address is 24007 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Learn more…

Sponsor spotlight: Five burning questions about fireplace safety

Fireplaces provide a generous amount of warmth and add a special ambiance to your home. Before you relax and enjoy your fireplace during the fall and winter months, here are answers to common questions about how to safely enjoy this unique home feature. How do I know if my fireplace needs repairs? Before the first…

Prep girls swim: Hawks place 19th in state 2A meet

The Mountlake Terrace Hawks girls brought home their best results in years from the WIAA State Girls Swimming & Diving Championships, held Friday and Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The Hawks placed 19th as a team in the 2A team standings, up from the 22nd place that the 2012 squad…

Playtime: Holiday events just around the corner

Christmas movies turn up on the Lifetime and Hallmark channels ahead of the holiday. Though of the two Lifetime channels we have, one is still playing a movie that involves a cheerleader who murders or a mom who murders or — as in the movie I checked right now to make sure I wasn’t exaggerating…

South County Fire declines to select fire chief from among three finalists

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners interviewed three finalists for the position of fire chief on Nov.15, but in the end decided not to move forward with any of them. Finalists were Bryan Brice, Chris Riley and Brian Schaeffer. “All of the fire chiefs were experienced and knowledgeable, but the board did not find…

What was that one clap wonder Friday night?

Were you in the area about 10 minutes after 5 p.m. Friday evening? If so, you probably didn’t miss that very loud, ground-shaking thunderclap we had. According to the following post from Carl Dinse, Weather Watcher from Shoreline Area News, mother nature is making up for two weeks of uneventful weather: A strong Puget Sound Convergence…

Applications open Nov. 19 for Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission grants

The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission will begin accepting grant applications on Nov. 18. The grant program supports projects that promote the public’s access to county history.  Funds are available through a competitive grant process to public and nonprofit agencies for professional development, public education, capital improvements, or collections enhancement. Past grant awards have been…

Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center holiday dinner Dec. 18

The Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center is hosting a holiday dinner Wednesday, Dec. 18 from 4-7 p.m. Enjoy a menu of ham, scalloped potatoes, rolls, vegetables, salad and gingerbread cake. Cost is $10 per person. Sign up and pay at the senior center, 23000 Lakeview Dr., or call 425-672-2407.

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Nov. 8-14, 2019

Nov. 8 3500 block 228th Street Southwest: Mountlake Terrace police assisted the Brier Police Department with a domestic disturbance between a man and woman in the QFC parking lot. The two were arguing about cigarettes and no physical assault was reported. The woman was reported to have been intoxicated. The two separated civilly for the…

Get support for managing your diabetes at Nov. 20 Verdant event

Navigating Diabetes Today is a free new program to support individuals living with diabetes. Join the Verdant Health Commission on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. for a session in the teaching kitchen or a presentation by a health professional to learn up-to-date information about diabetes and strategies for better blood sugar…

Community Transit release images of Edmonds CC assault suspect

Community Transit has released images of the suspect accused of assaulting a man on Edmonds Community College campus early Wednesday morning. According to the Lynnwood Police Department, the male suspect was accused of following a 50-year-old man off the bus when it stopped at Edmonds CC campus. The victim said he was walking toward the…

Handy Mart property owners purchase Terrace East Apartments amid ongoing litigation

NextMLT reports that the Terrace East Apartments, which wrap around the former Handy Mart property at 44th/228th, has sold to Mountlake 228 LLC. Mountlake 228 LLC purchased the former Handy Mart property in 2017. The ownership group behind Mountlake 228 LLC is currently in the midst of a lawsuit regarding the property, NextMLT says. While…

MLT Community Senior Center to host Holiday at the Lake Dec. 7

The Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center is again hosting the Holiday at the Lake craft fair, this year on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Breakfast will be served from 8 – 10 a.m. for $5. There will also be lunch and snacks served from noon – 2 p.m. If you are…

Save the date: Annual MLT tree lighting ceremony set for Dec. 6

The annual City of Mountlake Terrace Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled to take place the evening of Friday, Dec. 6 at Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W. The event will again be sponsored by Mountlake Terrace Plaza. It will include musical performances, a visit from Santa, and the traditional lighting of the tree. Visible for miles…

‘Washington State’s Undiscovered Feminists’ topic of free AAUW presentation Nov. 16

Writer Mayumi Tsutakawa presents the remarkable stories of five “woman warriors” in the arts and journalism from the past century during a Saturday, Nov. 16 presentation by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Humanities Washington. The event runs from 10-11 a.m. in Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., Shoreline, ad will be…

Sponsor spotlight: How to receive copies of fraudulent tax returns

Tax identification theft is becoming all too common. Victims know how frustrating the experience can be. Thankfully, the IRS is willing to help. The frustration If you are a victim of IRS identity theft, your first instinct is to find out what was filed and who filed it. In the past, most requests by victims…

Community members encouraged to provide feedback during superintendent search

As the Edmonds School District continues the search for its new superintendent, community members are still able to provide feedback on how best to fill the vacant position. After it was announced in August that Edmonds Superintendent Kris McDuffy would retire at the end of the 2019-20 school year, the district hired Ray and Associates…

Snohomish PUD Recognized as a Smart Energy Provider

Snohomish County PUD recently earned the Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association  for demonstrating commitment and proficiency in energy efficiency, distributed generation, and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost quality, safe and reliable electric service. “We take a lot of pride in the work our Energy Services…

Prep girls swim: Hawks to compete in state championships this weekend

Swimmers from Mountlake Terrace, Meadowdale and Edmonds-Woodway high schools will seek glory and medals this week at the WIAA State Girls Swimming & Diving Championships taking place at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The event is set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16. Terrace swimmers will compete in the 1A/2A…

Edmonds CC announces appointment of two new members to Board of Trustees

Edmonds Community College announced Wednesday that Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Adrianne Wagner and Wally Webster II  to the college’s Board of Trustees. “I’m proud to welcome our newest trustees to the board and look forward to working together to take Edmonds CC from good to great,” said Edmonds CC President Dr. Amit…

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