Heat advisory issued for this weekend; cooling centers available

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for this weekend that remains in effect from noon on Saturday, June 25 to 11 p.m. on Monday, June 27. Snohomish County’s Public Safety Hub notes that extreme heat events are becoming more frequent, intense and dangerous in the Pacific Northwest. More very hot days are…

Gesa Credit Union opens applications for Local Heroes grant program

Gesa Credit Union is accepting applications for its 2022 Local Heroes grant program, open to any local organization that supports local heroes in Washington, including firefighters, health care workers, law enforcement, teachers and veterans. Grants of up to $50,000 are available, and the application process is open through July 31, 2022. Funds for the grants are generated…

Casino organization providing 4,200 summer packs for families in need

Maverick Gaming, which owns several casinos throughout the region, will be giving out 4,200 summer packs June 28 for families and kids in need at its annual “School’s Out” event hosted at multiple locations throughout the state. Each string backpack will be filled with items including snacks, lightweight outdoor toys, treats, grocery gift cards and…

Tour de Terrace organizers looking forward to event’s return July 22-24

Tour de Terrace, the three-day Seafair-sanctioned summer festival held in Mountlake Terrace, returns July 22-24 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said they are excited to once again be hosting the community event. The traditional festivities include a Friday parade with Seafair pirates and clowns, live music, a beer garden, carnival,…

MLT Garden Club holding annual spring planting event Friday

The Mountlake Terrace Garden Club is holding its annual spring planting event Friday, June 3. The planting effort will start at 4:50 p.m. with garden beds located outside of the Mountlake Terrace Library before then moving to four other planting sites located throughout the city. The garden club recently cleared weeds from the planting sites…

Brier residents invited to have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Wednesday

The Brier Police Department will be holding “Coffee with a Cop” on Wednesday, June 1 at Brier Pizza Kitchen from 7-10:00 a.m. Residents are invited to stop by for an informal conversation with Brier police over a cup of coffee. Brier Pizza Kitchen is located at 23631 Brier Road  

Students and staff display artistic talents at MTHS art show

Mountlake Terrace High School students and faculty shared their artistic talents with the community at a free art and maker show on Saturday, May 21. The MTHS Innovations Club organized the event to show off the creativity of students and staff with various murals, Edmonds Arts Festival submissions and projects on display. Instructors noted that…

Community offers ideas about priorities for local watershed improvements

The City of Mountlake Terrace and the Snohomish Conservation District hosted an online discussion Thursday about local watersheds to gather residents’ ideas on which local creeks and lakes are most in need of improvement. During the hour-long webinar, Stormwater Program Manager Laura Reed provided an overview on the status of the city’s watersheds, talked about fish…

National Night Out celebration returning to Brier Aug. 2

The City of Brier will host National Night Out Against Crime in Brier Park on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6-9 p.m. This year marks a return of the celebration to Brier for the first time since 2017. The Brier Police Department is “currently in the process of securing vendors, food trucks, bouncy houses for kids…

Have Coffee with the City May 11

The community is invited to the City of Mountlake Terrace’s monthly virtual Coffee with the City from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, via Zoom. This is a casual setting with the city manager and staff members to talk about city operations, events and opportunities for community involvement. Everyone is welcome, including students. Attendees can ask…

Terrace Brier SC free micro soccer clinic for kids Sunday, May 1

The Terrace Brier Soccer Club is hosting its 26th annual free introductory soccer clinic Sunday, May 1 at Evergreen Playfields 4 and 5 in Mountlake Terrace. The event runs from 1-2 p.m. and is open to all kids born between 2013-2017, regardless of their experience level. Youths will be separated into age-appropriate groups and organizers…

Volunteers pitch in at Mountlake Terrace spring cleanup

More than 60 volunteers turned out for a City of Mountlake Terrace-sponsored work party to clean up Veterans Memorial Park and the Civic Campus on Saturday morning in honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day. Activities during the three-hour community event included pruning, raking, spreading wood chips, invasive plant removal, clearing debris and picking up…

Hundreds gather for community egg hunt in Mountlake Terrace

The Nile Shrine Center in Mountlake Terrace hosted its annual free public Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16. The weather was dry and sunny during the community event that drew hundreds of people. There were separate areas cordoned off by age group and participants lined up in anticipation. It was a brief mad dash…

PUD student art and photo contests accepting entries until April 20

Snohomish County PUD is accepting entries for its student art and photography contests until Wednesday, April 20 at 5 p.m. All students in grades K-12 who live in Snohomish County or on Camano Island are eligible to enter the art contest and the high school photography contest is open to all students in grades 9-12 from…

Brier holding traditional egg hunt on April 16

The City of Brier is holding a traditional egg hunt on Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. in Brier Park. The event, for children ages three to 10, will utilize a staggered start for different age groups and features eggs filled with candy and prizes. It was noted on the Brier Community Group page on…

Nile Shriners hosting Easter Egg Hunt April 16

The Nile Shrine Center in Mountlake Terrace will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt that is free to the public on Saturday, April 16. The event opens at 12:30 p.m. and the egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. Organizers note, “Come early to take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny.” The Nile Shrine Center…

April Pool’s Day water safety event at MLT Recreation Pavilion April 9

An April Pool’s Day water safety event will be held at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion pool on Saturday, April 9 from 11:00 a.m. to noon. The event will provide information on boating and open water safety, first aid, cold- and deep-water preparedness, along with life jacket fittings and use training. Participants will also have…

Mountlake Terrace Post Office will have to move by February 2023

The U.S. Postal Service will have to move out of its post office located at 23210 57th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace by February of next year. “The owner of the property where the Mountlake Terrace Post Office is located is not interested in renewing the lease,” USPS spokesperson Ernie Swanson said in an email. Its…

Preschool students donate books to organization that helps children facing adversity

In honor of National Reading Month, students at Evergreen Academy Montessori in Mountlake Terrace recently donated more than 30 books to children in need. The new books were donated to the Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports a comforting bedtime routine and healthy sleep for all children to help them thrive. The…

Reserve police officer retires after 25 years serving Mountlake Terrace

A.J. Werfelmann, 51, recently retired after 25 years of serving as a reserve officer with the Mountlake Terrace Police Department. The Marysville resident works full-time as a senior operations manager for retail with Brookfield Properties, and he also volunteered on weekends as a reserve police officer. Werfelmann said he first developed an interest in working…

Snohomish Conservation District holding annual youth art contest through Feb. 22

The Snohomish Conservation District is holding its fifth annual youth art contest. Through Feb. 22, children in grades pre-K through high school who live in Snohomish County or Camano Island can submit one piece of artwork about birds either online or by mail. Birds were chosen as the special theme for this year’s contest theme…

Four professionals join Leadership Snohomish County board of directors

Leadership Snohomish County (LSC) welcomes four new members to its board of directors. The new members were approved by the current board and will serve three-year terms. They are: DeLon Lewis Everett Community College LSC Young Professionals Program, 2021 Garry Clark Economic Alliance Snohomish County Sandra Huber Verdant Health LSC Leadership for Racial Equity Cohort,…