Trunk r Treaters find sweet rewards at annual Terrace event

Monsters, superheroes and magical creatures were spotted at the 11th annual Trunk R Treat event in Mountlake Terrace as children and adults donned costumes in the spirit of Halloween. Sponsored by the Mountlake Terrace Business Association, the annual Trunk R Treat event offers the community a safe and family-friendly trick-or-treat experience. Local businesses and community…

Mountlake Terrace ballot drop box relocated

Snohomish County’s ballot drop box, located at the Mountlake Terrace Civic Campus, has been relocated from the northeast corner of 232nd Street Southwest and 58th Avenue West to an island closer to the Mountlake Terrace Library and Police Station. Accessible to walkers or drivers, those wishing to drop off ballots may enter the Civic Campus from…

Weekend idea: Fall colors on Highway 2

Photographer Bill Ray recommends a drive along Highway 2 toward Leavenworth to see fall colors. “Generally there is still plenty of color with more to come — except in Leavenworth itself which is past the peak,” he said. “Index and Eagle Falls are spectacular and not that far away. They make a dandy half-day trip….

Tenth annual Transforming Lives Breakfast celebrates work of Clothes for Kids

More than 270 parents, local officials, business owners, community volunteers, candidates for office and just plain folks came together Thursday morning at the Lynnwood Convention Center for the tenth annual Transforming Lives Breakfast to both celebrate and show support for Clothes for Kids. Clothes for Kids has been transforming the lives of young people since…

Reminder: Trunks, candy donations needed for annual Halloween Trunk R Treat

The Mountlake Terrace Business Association is hosting its 11th annual community Halloween favorite Trunk R Treat on Thursday, Oct. 31. During the event, kids are invited to a safe and family-friendly trick or treat adventure around a local parking lot of decorated vehicles, with trunks open and full of candy. There are spaces open for…

To our readers: Excuse our (virtual) dust

Dear readers: We are in the process of implementing a redesign of our website and as a result, you may experience some glitches over the next few days. Be assured we are working as fast as we can to ensure everything is operating smoothly but meanwhile, we would appreciate your understanding and patience. Sincerely, Teresa…

Tuesday water main break occurred during Sound Transit work, city says

The City of Mountlake Terrace provided more details Wednesday morning on a water main break that occurred Tuesday during Sound Transit light rail construction work in the Melody Hill neighborhood near Interstate 5. MLT Public Works Operations and Maintenance Manager Peter Dressel said in an email Wednesday that the break occurred just before 8:30 a.m….

Just Around the Corner: In Shoreline, dapper motorcyclists ride for a cause

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride attracted over 250 motorcycle riders Sunday at the Black Rock Coffee Bar, 14313 Aurora Ave N, in Shoreline. Men and women dressed in formal wear and rode their motorcycles to raise awareness and money for men’s mental health and prostate cancer research. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Australia by Mark…

Day Trip Discoveries: Museum of History & Industry, Center for Wooden Boats

The Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) is a treasure trove of both Seattle’s history and that of the Puget Sound region. When I was a kid, MOHAI bought this history alive for me: how Coast Salish natives helped the first white settlers survive in 1851… When Seattle boomed during the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush… How hill…

Mountlake Terrace City Council OKs updated Town Center Plan

With an eye toward future growth and development, the Mountlake Terrace City Council Thursday night approved an updated Town Center plan that will allow up to 12-story buildings in areas closest to the Sound Transit light rail station set to open in 2024. The updated plan creates three land use districts and their associated zoning,…

Edmonds School Board seeks voter approval for $600 million bond to build, replace schools

Edmonds School District officials are seeking voter approval for a $600 million construction bond to build two new schools, replace three others and cover the cost of other district-wide building improvements. At its Sept. 24 business meeting, the Edmonds School District Board of Directors held a first reading for a proposed resolution to be included…

Just Around the Corner: Renton’s shiny dragon

A 700-pound aluminum dragon named Erasmus sits atop a 100-year-old building in the old part of Renton. This $100,000 art installation was designed to attract visitors to shop in the area. Why a dragon? It represent Renton’s many diverse cultures, which have dragons in their mythologies. Also, the Wizards of the Coast company is located…

Repair work expected to begin Tuesday on Edmonds Stadium lights

Work crews are expected to begin repairs on Tuesday, Sept. 24, on the lights that help illuminate Edmonds District Stadium after thieves stole copper wiring last week, leaving those lights inoperable. “We are optimistic the lights will be back on for Friday night football,” said Edmonds School District Media and Public Relations Supervisor Harmony Weinberg….

New Town Center Plaza to be named for late MLT mayor Jerry Smith

The Mountlake Terrace City Council unanimously agreed Monday night to name the new Civic Campus Plaza in honor of longtime Mountlake Terrace Mayor Jerry Smith. The 77-year-old Smith served on the Mountlake Terrace City Council starting in 2001 and was the city’s mayor for 16 years. He died in his sleep at home Dec. 14, 2018….

Firefighters’ solemn observance marks 18th year since 9-11 attacks

A group of more than 100 uniformed firefighters, police, emergency responders, citizens and students gathered Wednesday morning at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial outside South County Fire Station 17 to pause, reflect, remember and honor all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The event was emceed by South County…

As lightning strikes, here’s where to report a power outage

As a dramatic thunder and lightning storm — coupled with heavy rain — struck Puget Sound Saturday night, the National Weather Service told our online news partner The Seattle Times that the area saw about 200 lightning strikes over a one-hour period, and also caused some power outages. Community members are encouraged to report power…

‘A game changer’: Dignitaries break ground for Lynnwood Link light rail

The governor, two U.S. Senators and two members of Congress joined local elected officials and Sound Transit representatives at the Lynnwood Transit Center Tuesday morning to break ground on the Lynnwood Link light rail extension project. Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff pointed to the wide range of project support — from the federal government to…

Terrace Station Building 2 sold; will break ground in 2020

MLT Station II, LLC has recently closed on Building 2 of the Terrace Station TOD project, NextMLT reports. The entity is a partnership between Lake Union Partners and Rainier Pacific Properties, the same development team currently developing Building 1. Building 1 is under construction and anticipated to open in September 2020. It consists of 258 residential…

Just Around the Corner: A ‘Silver Lady’ visits Mukilteo

A lovely lady from England flew into town Monday. She’s a bit older, but hasn’t lost her luster in all her 76 years. A handful of admirers, maybe 15 at the most, met her at the airport. She didn’t say a word, but that didn’t matter. We were all taken aback by her shiny polished…

Council expected to OK deck expansion at MLT Community Senior Center

The south-facing deck of the Mickey Corso Community Clubhouse, home of the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, offers sweeping views of Ballinger Park and Lake Ballinger. With a deck expansion plan expected to be approved by the Mountlake Terrace City Council Tuesday, Sept. 3, more visitors to the clubhouse deck will be able to enjoy…