Reminder: MLT Community Foundation accepting applications for 2019 Neighborhoods Fund

Do you have ideas on how to improve your neighborhood? If so, the Mountlake Terrace Community Foundation wants to help make them a reality. The Mountlake Terrace Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving the Mountlake Terrace community, has once again opened up the MLTCF Neighborhoods Fund (formerly Neighborhood Improvement Program) with support from the Hazel Miller Foundation….

Sno-Isle Libraries adds direct link to voter registration on all public computers

Sno-Isle Libraries is making it easy to register to vote. Every public computer in the library district now includes a direct link to the Washington State Voter Registration page. “This will improve access to the state voter registration page and all related information in support of our strategic priority of building civic engagement,” Lead Librarian…

Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood needs gently used household items

YWCA Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood is in need of gently used household items including dishes, glassware, silverware, baking dishes, towels and twin and full-size bedding, along with laundry detergent, cleaning supplies and toiletries. Donations can be taken to the shelter at 6027 208th St. S.W. in Lynnwood, 425-774-9843.

Three finalists for Sno-Isle Libraries executive director position selected

Three finalists are in the running to be the next executive director of Sno-Isle Libraries. The finalists are: Tess Mayer is Director, Library Outreach, Programs and Services at the King County Library System (KCLS). Mayer joined KCLS in 2015. She worked at The Seattle Public Library for a decade prior to KCLS. Mayer earned a Master of Library and Information…

South County Walks begins this week in Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds

South County Walks returns this summer, starting on June 19 and running through Sept. 29. The City of Edmonds, City of Lynnwood, City of Mountlake Terrace, Edmonds Senior Center and the Verdant Health Commission are partnering to coordinate community walks, led by volunteers, for individuals and families. There will be four walks each week throughout…

Verdant Health Asst. Superintendent wins Leadership Snohomish County Kaleidoscope Award

Verdant Health Commission Assistant Superintendent George Kosovich was recently named the winner of the 2018 Leadership Snohomish County (LSC) Kaleidoscope Award. Kosovich is the primary facilitator for LSC’s Young Professionals program and past Emerging Leader nominee. “Leadership Snohomish County congratulates George Kosovich for leading our Young Professionals program with his valuable insight, humor, and commitment…

From USA Today: How to talk to veterans on Memorial Day — and every day

Thanks to Edmonds resident Bob Rinehart for suggesting we share this video from USA Today, as we approach Memorial Day. In this video clip, war reporter Sebastian Junger and Vietnam veteran Karl Marlantes discuss how to talk to soldiers returning from combat. Junger and Marlantes explore the challenges of war and coming home in their…

MLTCF announces Neighborhood Improvement Projects, additional funding

The Mountlake Terrace Community Foundation has announced the projects that will be funded in the first round of their Neighborhood Improvement Program. Perteet, Inc. an infrastructure consulting firm, has donated $1,500 to the Neighborhood Improvement Program and the Hazel Miller Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the citizens of south Snohomish County, has donated $2,500 to the program. The Neighborhood Improvement Program is…

Letter to the editor: YWCA thanks community organizations for their support

Editor: Over the holidays and through the end of 2017, YWCA’s Snohomish County community stepped up for our clients in a big way. Some highlights include: 170 families and 20 adults were served through our Adopt-A-Family program. Businesses like Norwest Kitchen and Remodel, Acura of Lynnwood, Symetrix, Pacific Medical Clinic, and Pur Skin Clinic in…

Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club thanks Giving Tree participants

The Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club offers this message of thanks for Alderwood Mall Sharing Tree participants, after over 1,000 gifts were collected for those in need: Thank you to Alderwood Mall and especially to the people of Lynnwood and our other surrounding communities for making this Season better for those in need. This season marked the…

Creekside Church expected to move to Lynnwood in 2017, plus other church news

As one Mountlake Terrace church prepares to leave the city, another is ready to begin Sunday services this weekend, while another local church is poised to mark a significant milestone in its history. Creekside Church, 7011 226th Pl S.W., has sold its 9.89 acre home in west Mountlake Terrace and will soon be moving to…

Leftover solar glasses? Donate them to Astronomers Without Borders

Astronomers Without Borders is collecting leftover solar glasses. Those collected will be donated to school children in South America and Asia for the 2019 solar eclipse. You can mail your used glasses to UW Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) at: University of Washington Johnson Hall Rm-062, Box 351310 4000 15th Avenue NE Seattle, WA 98195-1310…

Edmonds School District students make tiny house for homeless through carpentry class

Carpentry students from Edmonds School District’s Career and Technical Education program combined their craft with community service to lend a helping hand to Seattle’s homeless this spring. For several months, the students put their strengths together to create a tiny house for the 2017 CTE Showcase of Skills. The local group was one of 23…

Food bank Executive Director Anne Peterson plans to stay involved after stepping down

The Concern for Neighbor’s Food Bank is now seeking applicants for a new Executive Director, after current Executive Director Anne Peterson announced she will step down after more than 13 years of service. If you are interested in applying for the new Executive Director position, click here for more information. MLTnews asked Peterson what she’s…

Concern for Neighbors Food Bank seeks applicants for Executive Director position

The Concern for Neighbors Food Bank is seeking applicants for a part-time Executive Director, as current Executive Director Anne Peterson will be stepping down at the end of June after more than 13 years of service. Each week the Concern for Neighbors Food Bank serves approximately 100 families in the Brier and Mountlake Terrace community….

MTHS Key Club helps clean up Mesika trail near Lynnwood civic campus

The Kiwanis Club of Lynnwood and the Kiwanis junior Key Clubs from Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace High Schools removed about 30 wheelbarrows of English ivy, Himalayan blackberries and fallen branches from the Mesika trail on the Lynnwood Civic Center campus on April 1. It was a Kiwanis One Day event, when Kiwanis and Key Club…

Cold weather shelter now closed for the season

The Southern Snohomish County emergency cold weather shelter has closed for the season. Mark Waldin, who runs the shelter, thanks everybody who volunteered at the shelter this season. Statistics for the year provided by Waldin are: Open 36 nights 1,186 shelter beds 3,548 meals Served over 100 unique individuals 19 percent of guests are women Small…

Reminder: Candlelight vigil Sunday for man found in Lake Ballinger

Friends, family and community members are invited to a candlelight vigil for 24-year-old Sylvio Kasongo, of Edmonds, on Sunday, Oct. 16 at Lake Ballinger. The vigil will begin at 6 p.m. near the fishing pier. Kasongo’s body was found in Lake Ballinger on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The cause and manner of death remain under investigation….

Candlelight vigil Sunday for man found in Lake Ballinger

Friends, family and community members are invited to a candlelight vigil for 24-year-old Sylvio Kasongo, of Edmonds, on Sunday, Oct. 16 at Lake Ballinger. The vigil will begin at 6 p.m. near the fishing pier. Kasongo’s body was found in Lake Ballinger on Wednesday, Oct. 5. The cause and manner of death remain under investigation….