Playtime: Fun and free holiday options for families

This year, the call to keep Christmas from seeping into Thanksgiving was coming from inside the house, if you will. So while a few of the tiny trees made it onto the table before Thanksgiving, by Friday I was chomping at the bit to put up my other countertop tinsel trees without (as many) comments….

Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission grant open for applications

The 2022 Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission Grant Program is open for applications. The grant program was started in 2009 with the purpose of funding and promoting historic preservation projects across the county to educate residents on the past. Applications can be submitted for any of the four categories: Public programming, capital improvements and equipment,…

Sno-King School Retirees awards grants to local educators

Sno-King School Retirees — an organization of retired and active employees of the Edmonds, Northshore and Shoreline School Districts — has announced the award of more than $6,300 in grants to local educators. Each year, Sno-King School Retirees (SKSR) grants up to $300 to its active members for special projects that enrich their students’ educational…

Sponsor spotlight: How well do you know the holiday shortages of yesterday?

With all the talk around ports being clogged and transportation backups causing product shortages, why not take a look back at famous holiday shortages caused by the demand for the toy everyone just had to have! So grab your family and friends, put away the cell phones, take out a piece of paper, and see…

Puget Sound wastewater treatment plants to tackle nutrient pollution with new permit

To stop the flow of nitrogen pollution and improve the health of Puget Sound, the Washington State Department of Ecology is requiring — starting Jan. 1 — that wastewater treatment plants — including those in Edmonds and Lynnwood — monitor discharges, optimize operations and plan for infrastructure investments. Excess nitrogen is the main pollutant causing…

Have Coffee with the City on Wednesday, Dec. 8

The community is invited to the monthly Virtual Coffee with the City from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, via Zoom. The coffee hour presents an informal opportunity to hear what’s happening, ask questions and share feedback. Last month’s event included discussions on equity in police hiring and recruitment, conditions along Hall Creek, and walkability….

High school seniors invited to apply for Smart Choices Scholarship Program

Applications are now open for the 2022 Smart Choices Scholarship Program. Sponsored in conjunction with the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), Gesa Credit Union, Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires, it will award three $5,000 scholarships and 12 $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from WIAA member high schools for excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout…

Northwest Neighbors Network named outstanding human services program

Northwest Neighbors Network, which works to help seniors age well in their own homes, has received an Outstanding Human Services Program award from the North Urban Human Services Alliance (NUHSA). Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) serves residents in North King County (Shoreline and Lake Forest Park) and South Snohomish County (Edmonds, Brier, Woodway, Lynnwood and Mountlake…

Sponsor spotlight: How working at Goodwill helped an employee overcome life challenges

At Evergreen Goodwill, our employees are dedicated, determined and driven. Our team is the backbone of our mission to provide FREE job training and education to people in the community, and we’re committed to making sure each employee has the tools they need to succeed in their personal and professional endeavors. Joseph Lancaster, a material…

Northwest Girl Choir welcomes new singers; rehearsals start in January

Northwest Girlchoir has openings for new singers in grades 1-12 this fall. Choristers perform for thousands of audience members at concerts held across the greater Puget Sound Region and on tours nationally and internationally. Grades 1-2: Online registration is now open for girls entering grades 1-4 to join Prep Choir or Fresca! Enrollment for Prep Choir…

High school sports roundup for Dec. 3, 2021

Girls Basketball Mountlake Terrace defeated Redmond 53-31  Mountlake Terrace scorers: Elise Colvin 10, Cameron Dunn 9, Maile Armstrong 8, Emma Kerani 7, Mya Sheffield 7, Ainsley Ward 6,  Lindsey Ho 4, Riley Pare 2 Redmond scorers: Audrey Dunn 6, Iha Kasam 6, Delaney Chenevert 4, Rylie Bird 3, Aminah Hamden 3, Penny Walker 3, Laila Yasir 3,…

Mountlake Terrace Police Blotter: Nov. 24-Dec. 2, 2021

Nov. 24 5200 block 221st Street Southwest: A resident reported that a fraudulent charge had been made to his credit card for $4,825. 23500 block Lakeview Drive: A construction contractor working at Lake Ballinger Park reported that his generator had been stolen sometime recently. The generator had been secured onsite with a chain and padlock…

Performing artists sought for 2022 Edmonds Summer Concerts in Parks series

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission is accepting submissions from local and regionally-based bands and performers to perform at the 2022 Summer Concerts in the Parks series. Concerts are held mid-July through August: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Hazel Miller Plaza (downtown, 5th Avenue South and Maple Street): Musical duos/trio/quartets and solo performers….

Sound Transit offers Seahawks game-day Sounder trains Dec. 5

Fans can now save on travel time, parking and gas by taking Sound Transit’s popular Sounder trains to the Seattle Seahawks’ 1:25 p.m. game Sunday, Dec. 5 against the San Francisco 49ers. Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail, ST Express, and King County Metro service to and from Lumen Field….

Sponsor spotlight: Say hello to Bodyworks Massage — and enjoy self-care at its finest

Say hello to a new therapeutic business in downtown Edmonds — Bodyworks Massage — and say goodbye to chronic ailments, pain, and swelling. Increase mobility, flexibility and range of motion. Paired with LED facial panels scientifically proven to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, blemishes and scars, Bodyworks offers self-care at its finest. Relax, renew…

City of MLT launches utility bill online access with autopay

As of Thursday, Dec. 2, utility customers in the City of Mountlake Terrace can access their bill online and set up payments to include auto-payments. The city said it wanted to thank customers for their patience during the transition between billing vendors over the past few months. This new service also offers payment notifications by…

After anonymous threats at two high schools, Edmonds School District superintendent outlines safety protocols in place

After two Edmonds School District high schools discovered anonymous graffiti threats in bathroom stalls, district Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas sent an email message to parents of high school students Thursday afternoon outlining the safety protocols the district follows in addressing such incidents. “We understand there is an increase in anxiety for our community due to…

Volunteers needed for Girls on the Run youth development program this spring

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County (GOTR) is looking for dedicated individuals to serve as coaches and mentors during the spring season, April 18-June 13, 2022. The nonprofit organization is seeking volunteer coaches to facilitate the program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade in Snohomish County. No experience is necessary and coach training, program curriculum, supplies and coach support are provided for…

High school sports roundup for Dec. 1, 2021

Girls basketball  Mountlake Terrace defeated Mercer Island 63-47 Mountlake Terrace scorers: Elise Colvin 24, Lindsey Ho 13, Maile Armstrong 12, Cameron Dunn 7, Mya Sheffield 6, Ainsley Ward 1 Mercer Island scorers: Caitlin Monohan 27, Lauren Monohan 8, Caley Newcomer 8, Anna Marsh 2, Kate Nordstrom 2 Records: Mountlake Terrace 1-0; Mercer Island 0-1 Mountlake Terrace next…

Lynnwood-based Project Girl on a mission to mentor young women of color

According to the Education Trust, “Black girls face some of the greatest barriers to educational opportunities because of racial and gender biases embedded within school discipline policies, dress code and codes of conduct that target their cultural identity.” Lynnwood-based Project Girl Mentoring Program (PGMP) is committed to addressing that bias. Since 2012, the organization has made…

Man transported to Harborview after car crashes into wall near MLT Freeway Station

A 32-year-old Everett man driving a 2001 Ford Ranger pickup truck was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries Wednesday night after his vehicle struck a cement wall head-on shortly before 11 p.m. The driver was traveling northbound on I-5 when his vehicle exited to a bus-only ramp near the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center…

City of MLT expands access to online permit applications

In an effort to go paperless, the City of Mountlake Terrace is expanding permit application options in the online permit portal. The electronic portal system makes applying for permits faster and easier. (To view the permit applications available, click here.) “I am excited to continue the city’s efforts in streamlining the development review process with…

Brier holiday tree lighting ceremony Dec. 4

The City of Brier will hold its annual holiday tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 4 in Brier Park, with Santa and Mrs. Claus set to arrive at 6 p.m. The community event will also feature the Brier Elementary School choir singing carols and a food drive to benefit the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank. Organizers…

High school sports roundup for Nov. 29-30, 2021

Nov. 29 Girls Basketball Issaquah defeated Meadowdale 66-34 Issaquah scorers: Keira Hanson 20, Keira Slippern 12, Grace McKillap 12, Lia Hanson 9, Abby Cameron 8, Shea Dillon 3, Courtney Smith 2, Meadowdale scorers: Gia Powell 17, Jordan Leith 6, Sam Medina 3, Ava Powell 3, Jenaly Gabriel 2, Payton Fleishman 2, Kaiya Dotter 1 Records: Issaquah 1-0;…

Announcing new advertiser Bodyworks Massage

Welcome to our new advertiser Bodyworks Massage. Come experience the new buzz around town and eliminate chronic pain and boost your immunity. Relax, renew and recharge with Grand Opening Specials at www.BodyworksEdmonds.com.

$795K lottery prize sold in Mountlake Terrace expires next week

Someone living in Mountlake Terrace or nearby might have a substantial Washington Lottery prize to claim, but time is running out. A winning Hit 5 ticket worth $795,000 that was purchased at the Goodies Food convenience store remains unclaimed, and the prize expires next week. Lottery officials are urging people to check their tickets before…

Help Snohomish PUD choose its new mascot

Snohomish County PUD is choosing a new mascot, and it needs customers to help make the final decision. Customers can visit snopud.com/mascot to vote for their favorite. The PUD’s new mascot will be used at community events and in electrical safety and conservation educational programs. PUD employees have narrowed down an exhaustive list to three…

Giving Tuesday delivers gift of life as 77 rescue animals arrive at PAWS

Giving Tuesday is the day to remember – and support – the many non-profit organizations that make a difference in our community all year long. PAWS Lynnwood — in partnership with Wings of Rescue and New Beginnings of Merced, California — has added a special twist to this year’s Giving Tuesday as it turned the tables…

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