Juneteenth event celebrates freedom and fathers at Esperance Park

About 150 people gathered at Esperance Park Sunday to celebrate the newest federal holiday, Juneteenth. Juneteeth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform enslaved people that the Civil War was over, and that they were free. The Edmonds-based Lift Every Voice Legacy, led by Donnie Griffin, observed the day with…

Reminder: Economic Alliance’s Garry Clark to speak at Juneteenth celebration June 19

Garry Clark, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County, will deliver a “Juneteenth Kind of Father’s Day” spoken word presentation at the Lift Every Voice Legacy’s (LEVL) second annual Juneteenth Festival of Freedom June 19 at Esperance Park, 7830 222nd St. S.W. Free food, outdoor games, face painting. and arts and craft…

MLT City Hall, police station to be closed Monday to observe Juneteenth

For the first time, Juneteenth will be a City of Mountlake Terrace holiday. The Mountlake Terrace City Council was expected to adopt a proclamation at its Thursday meeting in observance. The council had earlier approved Juneteenth as an official city holiday, one that also recently gained state and federal status. Juneteenth, or June 19, began…

Save the date: A Juneteenth Kind of Father’s Day at Esperance Park June 19

After celebrating Juneteenth virtually in 2021 due to COVID restrictions, Lift Every Voice Legacy (LEVL) is hosting — along with regional partners from South Snohomish and North King counties — its first in-person Juneteenth Kind of Father’s Day Picnic on Sunday, June 19 at Esperance Park. The event marks  the second year LEVL has organized its Juneteenth…

Reminder: Edmonds College to host 9th annual Memorial Day Ceremony May 26

Edmonds College will host its ninth annual Memorial Day Ceremony both in person and virtually on Thursday, May 26. The public ceremony will start at 2 p.m. at the college’s Black Box Theatre, followed by a parade of veterans to the Boots to Books Monument at 2:45 p.m. “We are very proud to host our…

Council approves city-sponsored 3rd of July celebration in Mountlake Terrace

It’s official: The City of Mountlake Terrace will sponsor a 3rd of July fireworks event in Ballinger Park this summer. The Mountlake Terrace City Council voted unanimously at its April 18 regular business meeting to move forward with plans for holding the event. The city will sponsor a scaled-down event this year consisting of onsite…

Reminder: Free access to state parks on April 22 for Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is providing the public with a free day of access to state parks on Friday, April 22, during which visitors will not need a Discover Pass for day-use parking. There are various other free days throughout the year as part of the legislation that created…

Time to scramble: Egg hunts coming to Mountlake Terrace, Brier April 16

Two free egg hunts — one in Brier and one in Mountlake Terrace — are scheduled for Saturday, April 16. The Nile Shrine Center in Mountlake Terrace will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event opens at 12:30 p.m. and the egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. Photos will be available with Mr. and…

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…

Lynnwood couple maintains tradition of creating panoramic Easter eggs

Darla Tinker wakes up every morning to quietly drink her coffee and let her dog out, then spends the next 15 hours working tirelessly at what most would consider a lost art. When Tinker was 8 years old, she went to a flea market with her family. There, she met a man who changed her…

Community Transit to operate regular service on President’s Day

All Community Transit service and Sound Transit buses to and from Snohomish County will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Presidents’ Day, Monday Feb. 21. All Community Transit bus service: Regular schedule Sound Transit buses to/from Snohomish County: Regular schedule Customer Care phone lines and RideStore: Closed Route schedules are available at www.communitytransit.org/Schedules.

Valentine’s Day DIY: Cake pops

Still haven’t figured out the perfect Valentine’s treat to make your loved one that’s a little more unique than chocolate-covered strawberries? This fool-proof cake pop recipe is sure to impress on this upcoming holiday. What you’ll need: 1 box of moist cake mix, any flavor (and all ingredients needed to bake) 1 tsp vanilla extract…

DIY Valentine’s Day treats: Chocolate-covered strawberries

Valentine’s Day: the day of love … and chocolate. And what better way to spend it than with someone special … and some homemade chocolate-covered strawberries? Here are some tips and tricks for making these treats, which are sure to make hearts melt. First: Buy high-quality chocolate. While it may be tempting to grab the…

First Lunar New Year Edmonds celebration Jan. 29 to welcome the Year of the Tiger

The first-ever Lunar New Year Edmonds celebration will welcome the Year of the Tiger with a day full of family-friendly festivities on Saturday, Jan. 29. Events include a traditional lion dance performance and kung fu demonstration in two locations. The lion dance and Master David Leong’s Northwest Kung Fu will perform at 10:30 a.m. at…

Co-founder of Millennia Ministries, Concern for Neighbors Food Bank to be honored during Dr. King Tribute event Jan. 17

Edmonds resident Leilani Miller, executive director of Millennia Ministries in Everett, and Mountlake Terrace Concern for Neighbors Food Bank have been selected as the 2022 recipients of the Lift Every Voice Legacy Beloved Community Awards for advancing values that lift the standard of well-being among marginalized citizens throughout Snohomish County. The awards will be presented by the…

Reminder: 4th annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. in Edmonds Jan. 17

Join the Lift Every Voice Legacy (LEVL) for its fourth annual tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. This year’s program, “If I Can Help Somebody,” features Sean Goode, executive director of Choose 180, a restorative justice non-profit in King County, as…

Boy Scouts accepting Christmas trees in MLT this weekend for recycling

The local Boy Scouts of America Troop 61 will be collecting Christmas trees this weekend for recycling. Trees can be dropped off Saturday, Jan. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Safeway in Mountlake Terrace located at 4301 212th St. S.W. Troop 61…

Reminder: Want to welcome 2022 with a splash? Polar Bear Plunge Jan. 1

Here’s a memorable way to bring in the New Year. The Edmonds Uplift Society is hosting its 15th Polar Bear Plunge at 1 p.m., Edmonds Brackett’s Landing beach at the foot of Main Street — just north of the Edmonds-Kingston ferry terminal — and all are invited to participate. The event traditionally draws several hundred…

Troopers to join other western states in New Year’s Eve traffic safety patrols

The Washington State Patrol will join 10 other western states law enforcement agencies in conducting emphasis patrols over the New Year’s Holiday. The Western States Traffic Safety Coalition will initiate a special effort this New Year’s Eve to ensure dangerous driver behaviors don’t result in the senseless loss of life and injury due to collisions…

Reminder: Regional transit agencies partnering to offer fare-free rides on New Year’s Eve

Riders can travel without paying fare on Community Transit, King County Metro, Sound Transit, Pierce Transit and Seattle Streetcar as part of their New Year’s Eve celebrations. Masks are required on transit vehicles and while waiting for transit service. Community Transit: Buses will operate on holiday schedules. For New Year’s Eve, buses and DART service will…

Casino organization providing holiday meals Wednesday for 4,000 families in need

Maverick Gaming, which owns several casinos throughout the region, will be giving out 4,000 holiday meal kits on Dec. 22 to families in need. Each meal package is intended to feed a family of four and includes turkey or ham, green beans, potatoes, corn, macaroni and cheese, pumpkin pie and dinner rolls. The meals are distributed via…

Community Transit Christmas, New Year’s Day service schedule

Community Transit will operate a Sunday bus schedule on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, and a Saturday schedule on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Friday, Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) and Friday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) Snohomish County local bus, Swift and DART service: Sunday schedule No Community Transit bus service to Seattle…