Sponsor spotlight: How to maximize your Social Security

You can begin receiving your Social Security retirement benefit as early as age 62. But by putting off your benefit start date you can receive a check that is 8% higher for each year you delay receiving your benefit. The basics Full retirement age. Those born between 1943 and 1954 reach their full Social Security…

Taluswood Apartments sold for $136 million

Taluswood Apartments, located at 4208 236th St. S.W., has been sold for $136.3 million. That’s according to report from NextMLT.com The buyer is Security Properties, a national developer and investor based in Seattle. At 512 units, the sale comes out to about $266,000 per unit. The property was built in 1986 and last sold in…

Sponsor spotlight: Irons Brothers crew completes wheelchair ramp

Irons Brothers Construction employees and skilled volunteers completed work Saturday on a free wheelchair-access ramp, built in cooperation with the Master Builders Association’s 26th anniversary philanthropic project, Rampathon. The annual event benefits approximately 40 families throughout King and Snohomish Counties. Irons Brothers Construction has been involved in Rampathon for the past 13 years. (Read more…

Sponsor spotlight: 3 things to know about summer job taxes

Summer brings warm weather, fun outdoor activities and new opportunities to earn some additional income. However, taxes on seasonal income need to be handled with care, whether they’re related to your child’s first job or an extra income opportunity for you. Here are some tips to help you manage the taxes on your summer earnings:…

Sponsor spotlight: Affordable home financing solutions for our community heroes

We can’t thank you enough for your services…but we’ll try. Whether you are a teacher, police officer, firefighter, EMT, or health care professional, you play a vital role in our community’s safety and wellbeing. That’s why national lender Caliber Home Loans, Inc. is pleased to offer home financing products with non-traditional qualifying guidelines to our…

Sponsor spotlight: The $500K Homeowners Tax Break

There is large tax break that allows you to exclude up to $250,000 ($500,000 married) in capital gains on the sale of your personal residence. But making the assumption that this gain exclusion will always keep you safe from tax can be a big mistake. Here is what you need to know: The basics To…

C&M Trophy celebrates 50 years of engraving almost anything

In the time since C&M Trophy opened for business, it has become more than a place to get a trophy engraved. Celebrating 50 years in April, the Mountlake Terrace business is known for its work on trophies, plaques, engravings and garment embroideries. From Fantasy Football trophies to boot spurs, store owner Glenda DeCarlo is always…

Women are Raving about an Art & Mindfulness Experience in Edmonds

(Sponsored by Peggy Farah) The Release™️ day retreat for women has been providing a fabulous opportunity for local women to come together, build connections, tend to self-care and play with a huge array of provided art supplies for the past several months at Artworks in downtown Edmonds. This innovative program includes mindfulness instruction, journaling, group…

Welcome to our new Home & Real Estate Page sponsor Ann Hoppe

Meet Ann Hoppe, Your Small Town Real Estate Specialist As a native of a small coastal town, many years living and selling real estate on Camano Island, and currently a resident of Edmonds, Ann has always had a passion for small quaint towns on the water. When it comes to her business, she is committed…

Progress on 12-unit townhome project at 216th Place SW

A 12-unit townhome project that NextMLT originally reported on in February 2018 appears to be moving forward. The New Terrace Townhomes is proposed as a 12-unit townhome development comprised of two 3-story buildings, with six single-family residential units in each. The existing lot is 0.6 of an acre in size, and was developed with one…

Terrace Station Building 1 pre-leased to fitness operator and child care facility

The commercial space in Building 1 of the Terrace Station project has been pre-leased to a fitness operator and a child care facility, according to Rainier Pacific Properties, a partner on the project. That.news appeared earlier this week in NextMLT.com, which said that the names of the companies have not been publicly released. Terrace Station is the private…

Time Out restaurant property for sale

The Mountlake Terrace property where Time Out Greek and American Restaurant is located is for sale, according to NextMLT.com. The restaurant is located at 5807 244th St. S.W. The article notes that Emmanuel and Georgia Flemetakis opened Time Out in October 2004, originally as Time Out Burgers. The name was later changed to Time Out…

Reminder: Starting a Home-Based Business topic of April 13 workshop at MLT Library

Starting a Home Based Business is a workshop that covers the basic steps to starting a business with a focus on working from home. Participants will discuss the advantages, disadvantages and other factors that must be understood. The workshop is presented by Jack Stiegler of Snohomish SCORE. It will run from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m Saturday,…

Proceeds from HR seminar in Lynnwood to benefit Volunteers of America

Human resources and employment law experts at All Things HR, LLC and Jackson Lewis P.C. are conducting an HR training that also raises money for a worthy cause. Proceeds from the ‘Handling Challenging Employees’ seminar — set for May 9 at Lynnwood Embassy Suites — will benefit Volunteers of America Western Washington and the local…

Sponsor spotlight: Owe taxes? Make payment arrangements now

If you owe taxes on your 2018 tax return, the due date to make the payment is Monday, April 15. Miss this deadline by just one day and the IRS will charge you interest and penalties! Don’t risk adding unnecessary dollars to your tax bill. Review the payment options below and make a plan now…

Sponsor spotlight: Get mellow with a CBD Massage at Ombu Salon + Spa

A CBD Massage from Ombu Salon + Spa contains no THC, so you won’t get high, but you will have one of the most relaxing and therapeutic massages of your life! Due to the proliferation of recreational cannabis shops, sudden popularity of CBD (a derivative of cannabis or hemp) should come as no surprise. However,…

National home builders group names Joseph Irons Young Professional of Year

Joseph Irons of Irons Brothers Construction was recently named by the National Association of Home Builders as one of five 2018 Young Professionals of the Year. The awards were presented at the 2019 International Builders’ Show last month in Las Vegas. They acknowledge the winners’ hard work, successes, performance, dedication and outstanding potential as they begin to serve…

Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs at MLT Library March 27

The Mountlake Terrace Library will host a session on Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. Lara Merriam-Smith, program manager for the NW Innovation Resource Center, will take you through an exploration of what innovation really looks like and how open source design thinking resources can help you build products customer truly…

Mountlake Terrace QFC will no longer use plastic grocery bags

Shoppers at the Mountlake Terrace QFC have likely seen their last plastic grocery bags at the store’s checkout stations as the company’s parent company, Kroger, is eliminating the single-use bags as an option for customers. Store employees confirmed that the Mountlake Terrace QFC has not purchased any plastic bags from suppliers lately and that once…

Premera announces $595K in grants for behavioral health nonprofits

Mountlake Terrace-based Premera Blue Cross through its Premera Social Impact program announced $595,000 in grants made to six nonprofit organizations across Washington to support behavioral health solutions, particularly in underserved communities. According to studies by the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given…

Coldwell Banker Bain meets $50K fundraising goal for domestic violence initiative

Real estate brokerage firm Coldwell Banker Bain announced it met its 2018 $50,000 fundraising goal for “Bring Hope Home,” a company referral initiative benefitting Domestic Violence Housing First. A program facilitated through the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Domestic Violence Housing First approach focuses on getting survivors of domestic violence into stable housing as quickly…

Sponsor spotlight: GAINSWave Technology aimed at improving men’s sexual health

Seattle Sexual Health Centers offers GAINSWave, a new, innovative trea protocol for men designed to improve sexual performance in a variety of ways. Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction, Peyronie’s disease, and a variety of male sexual health issues could benefit from GAINSWave treatment. As men age and their bodies and sexual organs become less…