Virtual Repair Café and mini DIY workshops set for May 30

The WSU Snohomish County Extension is sponsoring Virtual Repair Café and mini DIY workshops Saturday, May 30, from 10 – 11 a.m. via ZOOM.us The workshops are open to any and all that are interested in learning how to fix their broken items. There will be five concurrent 20-minute workshops focused on: – How to Fix…

Edmonds Education Association to hold drive-thru food drive May 29 in Lynnwood

In support of the Nourishing Network, the Edmonds Education Association will hold a drive-thru food drive Friday, May 29, from 2-5 p.m. in Lynnwood. More than 4,000 food items move through Nourishing Network pantries each week to provide weekend nutrition for more than 250 hungry and homeless students. Monthly Pop-Up Pantries also serve the district’s…

Washington State Alliance for Gun Responsibility virtual fundraising luncheon June 1

The Washington State Alliance for Gun Responsibility is hosting “A Tale of Two Washingtons” — the group’s 8th annual fundraising luncheon and its first live virtual gathering — on Monday, June 1. Among the speakers are Manny and Patrice Oliver, whose son Joaquin died in the February 2018 Parkland, Fla. mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman…

Free June 9 webinar features interview with ‘They Were Soldiers’ authors

Military Wire columnist and Edmonds resident Mike Schindler will be interviewing Joseph Galloway and Marvin Wolf, the authors of They Were Soldiers, during a live webinar at 10 a.m. June 9 — part of the Live On Purpose speakers series sponsored by Operation Military Family Cares. The session part of a series of free webinars featuring speakers who…

MLT Community Foundation cancels Terrace Tunes summer concerts

The Mountlake Terrace Community Foundation (MLTCF) said it has made “the difficult decision” to cancel the Terrace Tunes 2020 summer concerts. Following the lead of the 3rd of July and Tour de Terrace organizers, the concert series will be postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year would have been the third consecutive…

On video: Edmonds College 2020 Memorial Day Ceremony

With the cancellation of local Memorial Day ceremonies due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we’re presenting Edmond’s College’s Virtual 7th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Master of Ceremonies Dr. Steve Woodard, a Mountlake Terrace City Councilmember, presents a combination of familiar elements from previous ceremonies blended with music, videos, pictures and special messages from College President Amit…

PAWS holding virtual auction to raise needed funds for ‘baby season’

The Lynnwood-based PAWS animal shelter is holding a week-long virtual fundraising auction in lieu of its annual gala, which had to be canceled. “Animals don’t know there’s a pandemic,” says PAWS CEO Heidi Wills. Because the need is great  especially during the busy baby animal season — and because the spring fundraising gala had to…

Reminder: Edmonds College to host virtual Memorial Day Ceremony May 22

Edmonds College’s seventh annual Memorial Day celebration will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Instead of the previously scheduled in-person May 20 event, the annual celebration honoring fallen U.S. military personnel will debut online Friday, May 22, at 10 a.m. When posted, the video will be available on the Edmonds College…

Organizers decide to cancel 2020 Tour de Terrace summer festival

Citing safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tour de Terrace organizers announced Tuesday night that this year’s summer festival — which draws tens of thousands of visitors to Mountlake Terrace each July — has been canceled. Although canceling the festival was “a bitter pill to swallow,”  Tour de Terrace’s Tisa Smith said that organizers…

Maritime career exploration webinar scheduled for June 3

Workforce Snohomish and the Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology are sponsoring a maritime career exploration webinar from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, June 3. Learn about the commercial fishing and marine industry thriving in the Pacific Northwest. Employers and representatives from various maritime occupations will offer information about their companies, including the skills…

Mountlake Terrace’s 3rd of July Celebration for 2020 canceled

Mountlake Terrace won’t have a 3rd of July celebration this year. Seaun Richards, president of the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation that has sponsored the event for the past four years, said that he decided to cancel the event after consulting with City of Mountlake Terrace officials. Due to the adverse impacts of COVID-19, an inability to…

Tubie Friends online fundraising auction starts April 28

Tubie Friends is a South Snohomish County-based non-profit organization that helps families who have children with feeding tubes or other medical devices implanted in their bodies. Tubie Friends customizes stuffed animal to have the same devices as the child to give them a relatable comfort ite These items can be used for therapy, education of…

Easter Bunny brings cheer to streets of Brier

While COVID-19 forced families to celebrate Easter weekend differently this year, the Easter Bunny was not going to let the pandemic stop him from joining the fun. The popular Easter figure and a small group of supporters and friends took to the streets early Sunday afternoon and circled through a number of Brier neighborhoods, bringing…

Organizers decide to cancel this summer’s MLT 5K Fun Run

Organizers of the annual Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run & Walk have announced “with a heavy heart” that they are canceling  this year’s Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run & Walk, usually held on the Saturday morning of Tour de Terrace weekend in late July. “With the current social distancing rules, school closures, and economic uncertainty,…

Operation Military Family Cares sponsoring free leadership webinars starting April 10

Starting Friday, April 10, Edmonds-based Operation Military Family Cares — a veterans services and solutions provider — is offering a series of free webinars featuring speakers who will also appear at the organization’s Vision 2020 leadership conference in October (rescheduled from May). The April webinars are 20 minutes each followed by 10 minutes of Q…

3 Practices goes virtual with ‘Zoom Circles’ this week

The 3 Practices has gone virtual — and you’re invited. In the past,  The 3 Practices — a methodology that individuals, schools, businesses and religious leaders are using to help people cross the difference divide — was held in person, with those attending learning the technique for listening to, and talking with, their neighbors. Lynnwood Today,…

Even if you’re stuck at home, you can help Clothes For Kids

Clothes For Kids, the Lynnwood-based organization that provides school wardrobes to Edmonds School District students in need, offers the following ways you can help the non-profit from the comfort of home: 1. Clean out your closets. Being stuck at home offers the opportunity to do that spring cleaning and set aside items for donation. Clothing…

YWCA cancels April 16 Everett fundraising luncheon; Seattle event still scheduled

The YWCA Seattle-King-Snohomish has canceled the 2020 Everett Inspire Luncheon fundraiser that had been set for April 16, due to COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, the organization said it is moving forward with its 2020 Seattle Inspire Luncheon on May 14. The YWCA “will continue to provide safety for people experiencing homelessness, who are more vulnerable…

Holly House hosts ‘Sugarland’ gala for children in need

Amid coronavirus-driven concern for gathering in public spaces, dozens gathered Saturday to celebrate the sixth annual Holly House Gala auction and support low-income Edmonds School District students. This year’s theme, “Sugarland,” invited guests to indulge in candy and other sweets while raising money for kids in need. With community members being encouraged to practice social…

Reminder: Have Coffee with the City on March 11

Citizens, business owners and others from the community are invited to join City of Mountlake Terrace officials for a cup of coffee and hear first-hand what’s happening in the city. This casual event will be held on Wednesday, March 11 from 6-7 p.m. at the Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. S.W. Participants are encouraged to ask…

AAUW ‘Coffee and Conversation’ meeting March 10 in Edmonds

New to the Snohomish/King County area? Ready to meet your neighbors? Time to volunteer? Check out the American Association of University Women Edmonds/SnoKing Branch’s “Coffee and Conversation” event set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 10 at Bistro 76 Café, 18401 76th Ave. W. #3, Edmonds. For more information, visit esk -wa.aauw.net or email aauw.esk@gmail.com.

Time to ‘spring forward’ Sunday as daylight saving time arrives

Daylight saving time starts this weekend, which means that at 2 a.m. Sunday, we “spring forward” an hour. That means losing an hour of sleep on Sunday. But you’ll get it back on Sunday, Nov. 1, when standard time returns. And yes it is happening despite a vote last year by Washington state lawmakers to place us…

Reminder: Holly House sponsoring ‘Sugarland’ Charity Gala fundraiser March 7

Holly House, which provides holiday gifts and necessities for Edmonds School District children in need, is holding a “Sugarland” Charity Gala fundraiser Saturday, March 7, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview Dr., Mountlake Terrace. Keynote speaker is Lynnwood City Councilmember Shannon Sessions. The event will feature silent and live…