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…

Sola Salon Studios opening in Lynnwood, seeking salon professionals

We are pleased to welcome as a new advertiser Sola Salon Studios (Sola), which is opening a new studio space in Lynnwood, in the Alderwood Plaza Shopping Center. Since its inception in 2004, Sola has grown to more than 500 locations nationwide. Today, more than 14,000 salon professionals operate successful businesses inside Sola Salons. The…

Sponsor spotlight: A smarter college housing option

Does your child, grandchild, or someone else you know need a place to live while attending college? Instead of renting a dorm or apartment, buying a condo or small house might make more sense. This can save money and provide tax breaks, but you need to do the math and be aware of the risks….

Sponsor spotlight: The marriage penalty is alive and well

Despite what you may think, the marriage penalty is still alive and well. Whether you’re changing your filing status in 2019 because of marriage, divorce or another event (or it’s staying the same), you should review this information and plan accordingly. What is the marriage penalty? The marriage penalty occurs when the dollar ranges for…

Welcome back, advertiser SnoKing Carpet Cleaning

Welcome back SnoKing Carpet Cleaning Services. Mention that you’ve seen their ad on My Edmonds News, Lynnwood Today or MLTnews and receive 25% off your service. The company is a family-owned and -operated business, formed in 2009. Owner Kyle Wood went to elementary school in Lynnwood and graduated from Meadowdale High School. See before and…

Land-use permits submitted for 16-unit townhome project on 56th Ave W

Land-use permits have been submitted for a 16-unit townhome project on 56th Avenue West just north of 230th Street Southwest, NextMLT reports. The permit application was submitted just prior to the Town Center update was approved. The prior zoning designation was Town Center District D, the new zoning designation is TC-R or Town Center Reserve….

Sponsor spotlight: Municipal bonds — an investment with tax breaks

Everybody likes getting something for free, and taxes are no different. Investing in securities like municipal bonds (munis) or municipal bond funds generates tax-free interest income. Here is what you need to know. Advantages of municipal bonds You pay zero federal tax on municipal bond investment income. This makes municipal bonds more attractive than many…

Cedar Park Townhomes submits land use permit application with improved site plan

Afco & Sons has submitted a preliminary fee simple unit lot subdivision application (the land use permit for townhome developments) for a 52-townhome development on the Cedar Park Christian School property between 55th and 54th Avenues West, NextMLT reports. Afco & Sons is the developer for the Arbor Village and Atlas236 projects at the southeast…

SCORE speaker at MLTBA lunch meeting Sept. 18

Michelle Cuykendall with SCORE will be the featured speaker at the Wednesday, Sept. 18, meeting of the Mountlake Terrace Business Association, held from noon-1 p.m. in the Council Chambers at interim Mountlake Terrace City Hall, 6100 219th St. S.W. #200. SCORE is an organization made up of retired executives who provide free mentoring and education to…

Welcome to new advertiser Seaweed CBD

We are happy to announce our new advertiser, Seaweed CBD. Recently they celebrated a Grand Opening you can find them on Hwy 99 in Edmonds next to McDonalds.  They are a family owned independent store dedicated to sourcing the highest quality CBD products. Seaweed CBD carries many excellent brands of tinctures, edibles, lotions, potions, waters…

Sponsor spotlight: Leveraging gift rules to your advantage

As you or family members approach retirement years, it is important to have a basic understanding of the IRS gift giving rules. With this understanding, there are opportunities to leverage this tax law without creating a tax problem. The rules You may give up to $15,000 to any individual (donee) in 2019 and avoid any…

Welcome to new advertiser Laura’s Alteration

Meet our new advertiser Laura Wang, the proud owner of Laura’s Alterations at Alderwood Mall. In 2008, she opened her first location in Bellingham and since she’s expanded to six locations across Western Washington. For more than a decade, she and her employees have proudly served tens of thousands of people from the communities of…

Scene in MLT: Creekside Church demolition work underway

Crews have begun razing the buildings that had previously served as an elementary school, a medical facility and a series of churches at 7011-226th Pl. S.W. in Mountlake Terrace in preparation for single-family homes to be built on the site. The 9.93 acre site was purchased by BMCH Washington in association with Century Communities, a…

Third townhome project planned along 55th Avenue West

  NextMLT reports that 55th Avenue West between 240th Street Southwest and 238th Street Southwest is likely to get its third townhome project. Landsverk Quality Homes is planning a 19-unit development called Antares on three parcels at the southwest corner of 55th and 238th. Demolition of existing houses has already been completed for Solana, a separate…

Sanders Law Group attorney Roxana Florea named Rising Star

Sanders Law Group attorney Roxana Florea has been selected to be on the distinguished Washington State Rising Stars list for 2019, compiled by the rating service Super Lawyers. Florea was nominated for her accomplishments in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate. Each year, no more than 2.5% if the lawyers in the state are…

Career training focus of YWCA event

The YWCA hosted its first-ever RISE Career Training Workshop Thursday at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Aimed at local women at all stages of their careers, it was supported by community partners and women-owned businesses across Snohomish County, including My Edmonds News, MLTnews and Lynnwood Today. Attendees received professional headshots, advice on resume and interview skills, and…

Sponsor Spotlight: How to Maintain Your Lifestyle in Retirement

You may have heard the rule of thumb that you need to replace about 80% of your preretirement income if you want to maintain your current lifestyle when you retire. But like many rules of thumb, that advice is much too general for most people, says Herbert Poole CFP® CRC®, Retirement Development Consultant for Wells…

Sponsor spotlight: 3 great charitable deduction ideas

Despite what you may have heard from friends or family, you can still claim generous tax benefits for charitable contributions. Here are three prime examples of charitable tax breaks ripe for the picking if you know where to look: Qualified charitable distributions. If you’re age 70½ or older, you can transfer up to $100,000 (or a…

Reminder: MLTBA business networking event at Grand Pere Bakery Aug. 21

The Mountlake Terrace Business Association invites business owners to network at the Grand Pere Bakery Wednesday, Aug. 21 — and enjoy a warm croissant courtesy of the MLTBA board members. The Croissant Connection event will run from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Grand Pere Bakery, located at 24007 56th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace. You can learn…

Welcome to sponsor Northpoint Washington

Northpoint Washington 28-Day Drug & Alchohol Treatment Rehab We welcome our sponsored content partner Northpoint Washington, a 28-day drug and alcohol treatment center, located off 212th Street Southwest in Edmonds. Their new state-of-the-art facility recently hosted the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce at a ribbon cutting. Northpoint has an accredited inpatient program designed to achieve lasting…

Sponsor spotlight: Lice Spies earns Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace award

As part of National Breastfeeding Month, the Breastfeeding Coalition of Snohomish County recognized Lice Spies of Edmonds as a Breastfeeding Friendly Employer in Snohomish County. Last spring, the Breastfeeding Coalition of Snohomish County conducted a survey asking employees throughout Snohomish County how their employer supports continued breastfeeding.  Kristina Hawley, who works at Lice Spies as…

Comcast makes discounted high-speed broadband available to low-income residents

Comcast announced Tuesday it is expanding eligibility for its Internet Essentials broadband adoption program to include all qualified low-income households in Washington state. The program has already given 34,000 people in King County discounted internet access, including  approximately 7,200 people in Lynnwood, and 1,600 people in Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds. Comcast said the expansion is the…

Sponsor spotlight: Let Caliber Home loans guide you home!

Are you buying or refinancing your home? Think Caliber Home Loans, Inc! We are the number 1 lender* in the state, and the secret to our success is always putting our borrowers first. We have a growing array of loan options that can fit your needs and help making owning a home affordable.  Here are…