MLT Library exhibit to showcase Shoreline painter Cheryl Hufnagel in July

A Shoreline artist specializing in pastels will have a new exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library in July. Cheryl Hufnagel is planning an array inspired by local landscapes and mountain scenes, along with portraits of cats and dogs, centered by a large floral work. Her paintings communicate her feelings of peace and joy, she said,…

Bestselling author R.L. Stine at online library event June 15

Sno-Isle Libraries is presenting an online webinar with author R.L. Stine on Thursday, June 16 at 1 p.m. It includes a moderated conversation with Stine, who is the bestselling author/creator of the Goosebumps and Fear Streethorror fiction series of books for kids and teens. Stine will also be giving a special reading during the one-hour…

Photo gallery: Edmonds Jazz Connection small combos

A photo gallery of the jazz combos who performed at the Edmonds Theater during the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection, featuring local middle, high school and college student jazz musicians. Sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club, the annual May music event raises funds to support Edmonds School District music programs. You can see photos of the big band…

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…

New exhibit at MLT Library explores climate change, recovery and healing

Mountlake Terrace artist and illustrator Kate Rose Johnson will have a new exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library during May. Johnson will be displaying a collection of abstract landscapes. These paintings and mixed media speak to her concerns about the climate crisis, she said. Her art seeks to “bear witness to these places that we…

46th DeMiero Jazz Fest begins on a high note

Since its inception in 1977 by founder/director and local jazz maestro Frank DeMiero, the DeMiero Jazz Fest has offered a place where student musicians, vocalists, instrumentalists and songwriters can be coached by prominent guest artists, all in a non-competitive atmosphere. Rather than compete and be judged, participants attend workshops and clinics on scatting, soloing, instrumental…

2022 Edmonds Arts Festival set for Father’s Day weekend

The Edmonds Arts Festival is returning to its usual schedule in 2022 — taking place from June 17-19, Father’s Day weekend. “We are excited that the festival is back to its usual Father’s Day weekend dates,” said Festival President Barbara Norgaard-Reid. “There’s been a lot of excitement among artists, who are hoping they pass jury…

Co-founder of Millennia Ministries, Concern for Neighbors Food Bank to be honored during Dr. King Tribute event Jan. 17

Edmonds resident Leilani Miller, executive director of Millennia Ministries in Everett, and Mountlake Terrace Concern for Neighbors Food Bank have been selected as the 2022 recipients of the Lift Every Voice Legacy Beloved Community Awards for advancing values that lift the standard of well-being among marginalized citizens throughout Snohomish County. The awards will be presented by the…

Vogue Magazine names MTHS grad Lily Gladstone one of its 15 Rising Stars of 2022

Vogue Magazine has named Lily Gladstone, an actor who graduated from Mountlake Terrace High School in 2004, as one of “The 15 Rising Stars Poised to Dominate 2022.” As we wrote in our June 2021 story here, Gladstone is appearing as the female lead in the upcoming movie adaptation of the best-selling book Killers of…

High school jazz band student gets guest DJ spot on KNKX

Lynnwood High School jazz band member Jackson McCormick recently appeared as a guest DJ on KNKX public radio’s Evening Jazz show with Abe Beeson. The 16-year-old junior plays saxophone in the jazz band and clarinet in the LHS wind ensemble. He said that when school band director Phillip Onishi asked him if he’d be interested in…

Edmonds Center for Arts presents Korean folk-pop sensation ADG7 Nov. 5

Korean folk-pop group Ak Dan Gwang Chil (ADG7) will be performing at the Edmonds Center for the Arts this Friday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. With one foot in the world of tradition and another in glitzy upbeat pop, Ak Dan Gwang Chil is a multi-award-winning group featuring three powerhouse female folk singers. The group’s rich repertoire…

Lynnwood book publisher encourages readers to give spooky stories a try

A local publisher who specializes in bizarre and scary stories is encouraging people to give the horror genre a chance this spooky season. Since 2013, Brett Reistroffer has shared his passion for dark fiction with readers through his small Lynnwood-based publishing company, Bad Dream Entertainment. This Halloween, he said he wants more folks to give…

MLT author’s debut novel explores female resilience and empowerment

Mountlake Terrace resident Amanda Johnson had her debut novel East of Manhattan published recently. The novel was partially informed by her personal experiences while husband Ben Hill worked as the house manager for a celebrity in New York. It touches on themes of feminism and shifting gender roles as related to work and family structure….

Get crafty with beer and painting event at Hemlock Brewing Wednesday night

Paints and pints will be on tap during a “Funky Chicken” paint party at Hemlock State Brewing Company Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Artist Nathalie Lehoux will guide participants step-by-step through the process of painting their own funky chicken on a 16-inch-by-20-inch canvas that they can take home afterward. The cost is $35 and…

Lynnwood artist chosen for state apprentice program

Nonprofit Humanities Washington, the state affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities, along with The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions, have chosen Lynnwood artist Siyeon Park to receive a grant to participate in this year’s innovative Heritage Arts Apprenticeship program (HAAP). Park and her master, Sinae Joy Cheh of Seattle, are one of the…

To lift community spirits during COVID, Brier man performs concerts in his front yard

Brier resident Bob Theis, 68, has been giving free community concerts in his front yard regularly since last year. They typically last about two hours and are a one-man-show of acoustic guitar and occasional harmonica music featuring popular rock, country and folk standards. “I keep it pretty light and carefree,” he said, adding he plays…

Small Business Administration reopens grant applications for shuttered venue operators

The U.S. Small Business Administration on April 26 will reopen the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal for operators of live venues, live performing arts organizations, museums and movie theatres, as well as live venue promoters, theatrical producers and talent representatives to apply for critical economic relief. “We recognize the urgency and need to get this program…

DeMiero Jazz Fest fundraiser set for Nov. 27-Dec. 5

The DeMiero Jazz Fest, an annual non-competitive vocal jazz festival traditionally held in downtown Edmonds with many participants from the Edmonds School District, is offering a week of virtual auctions and live performances during its One FanJAZZtic fundraiser Nov. 27 through Dec. 5 Register at www.betterunite.com/demierojazzfest-onefanjazzticevent to be entered into daily drawings for fun prizes. Once you’re…

Snohomish PUD announces 2020 student art and photo winners 

Three students from the Edmonds School District were among the winners of a K-12 art and high school photography contest sponsored by Snohomish County PUD. Seventeen students representing school districts across the PUD’s service territory were selected for their creativity in illustrating energy topics. The Edmonds School District winners included Jude DeWaal, a fourth grader…