Welcome new advertiser, Stranded by the Sea

Stranded by the Sea is a local independent yarn shop in the Edmonds Creative District, conveniently located at Salish Crossing by the ferry holding area. They offer natural yarn and fiber arts supplies, emphasizing local, sustainable, and artisan quality materials. The shop features a variety of yarns, patterns, and kits to make lovely and fun…

Annual PAWSwalk goes virtual with 21-day challenge Aug. 9-29

Amid the pandemic, the 29th annual PAWSwalk is looking different but the goal remains the same — raise funds for the thousands of homeless, injured and orphaned dogs, cats and wild animals cared for at PAWS facilities in Lynnwood and Seattle. “We’re in the midst of our busy baby season when we receive kittens, puppies…

Reminder: Pop-up food pantry coming to Mountlake Terrace Aug. 7

A pop-up food pantry that has been operating in Lynnwood on Thursdays for the past several weeks is coming to Mountlake Terrace from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 — and both those who need food and volunteers who want to help distribute it are welcome to participate. The effort to bring the Volunteers…

Main topic of weekly COVID-19 briefing? Boeing’s future in Snohomish County

The COVID-19 impact on Boeing’s future in Snohomish County topped the county’s coronavirus briefing Tuesday. Boeing has already announced it will cut back 787 production in Everett from 10 Dreamliners a month to six a month next year. Here are the key numbers on Boeing’s economic impact in the county: 30,000 employees at the Everett…

Brier residents come together to celebrate neighbor’s 101st birthday

Hundreds of community members came together last weekend to send a lonely Brier man well wishes on his 101st birthday. At first, Robert Taylor didn’t understand why he had not received cards for his birthday on Saturday, Aug. 1. Then he realized it was because he had outlived many of the friends and family members,…

Hands in the Dirt: MLT Gardening Tips for August

It feels like summer just started, but the days are starting to get shorter and the plants will soon be showing signs of the coming of fall. Hopefully you are reaping what you sowed back in spring and your garden is producing like crazy. To keep it going for a bit longer, make sure to…

Online registration for Edmonds School District students extended to Aug. 7

The deadline for online back-to-school registration for Edmonds School District students has been extended to Aug. 7. The district’s Back-to-School Consortium is also assisting families in need by providing registered K-12 students with free school supplies. Register online on the district website.

COVID-19 update for Aug. 3, 2020: Global, national and state perspective

The coronavirus pandemic continues to rage across the world. Cases now surpass 18 million while deaths approach 700,000, with no letup in sight. The United States continues to lead the other nations of the world in total COVID case numbers and deaths. The following map from Johns Hopkins University provides the latest statistics as of…

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing to continue this week at McColllum Park

The Snohomish Health District announced on Monday that it will continue drive-thru testing this week at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. S.E. in Everett. Online registration is now open at www.snohd.org/drive-thru-testing, with appointments for this week starting Tuesday, Aug. 4. Testing is expected to remain at McCollum Park through the end of this week. The…

Five months into the pandemic, tips for fighting COVID-19 stress

Yes, there is such a thing as COVID stress. Burnout. Overload. “We are so saturated with information,” says Pat Morris from Volunteers of America Western Washington, “that there’s a sense of powerlessness among all of us. When are we going to get back to normal? When is this going to be over?” The information saturation,…

Sponsor spotlight: Get rid of your kids’ summertime blues

Let’s be honest. This is a strange summer. With many recreation activities canceled or significantly altered because of this year’s pandemic and social distancing guidelines, families need to be creative to keep their kids energized and engaged. Never fear! Here’s a list of activities to create a memorable summer for your kids: Organize a family…

Approval of ordinance creating city diversity commission on Aug. 3 council agenda

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its Monday, Aug. 3 meeting is scheduled to adopt an ordinance creating a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission. The council discussed the matter at its Thursday, July 30 work/study session. You can read more about that meeting here. The remote meeting will begin at 7 p.m. via Zoom. If the…

Primary election ballots due Tuesday, Aug. 4

If you haven’t yet voted in the primary election, the deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 4. The election is mail-only but you don’t need a stamp as ballots are postage paid. Ballots must be postmarked by Aug. 4 for the primary, which includes a variety of races ranging from U.S. Congress to governor to the state…

CoronaCoaster – the Pandemic Times: Record your stories for history

Have a story to tell about your life in the age of coronavirus? Willing to share it with others via video? It is no exaggeration that we are in historically unique times. A group of local organizations have come together to launch a new community-based video project, CoronaCoaster, to provide a historical record of the…

Sponsor spotlight: Chef Dane Catering menu week of Aug. 3-8

Aug. 3 – 8 Food Truck Locations ** Monday dinner – Seaview neighborhood, Edmonds ** Monday dinner – Faith Hill Community Church by Hickman Park, Edmonds ** Tuesday lunch – Alderwood Business Center, Lynnwood ** Tuesday dinner – Point Edwards, Edmonds ** Wednesday lunch – 4th & Dayton, Edmonds ** Thursday lunch – private company…

Sponsor spotlight: Next free legal clinic for seniors Aug. 5

The Edmonds Waterfront (Senior) Center and Sanders Law Group offer a free legal clinic for seniors every month, and the next one is Wednesday, Aug. 5. This popular monthly clinic offers 15-minute individual appointments with an Elder Law Attorney. It runs from 1-3 p.m. and space is limited. Please call ahead to the Edmonds Waterfront (Senior)…