Cascade Symphony’s ‘Holiday Pops’ concerts in Edmonds Dec. 11-12

The musical works of Johann Strauss II, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, George Gershwin and other legendary composers will be featured when the Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) — under the direction of maestro Michael Miropolsky — presents its two annual “Holiday Pops” concerts on Sunday, Dec. 11 and Monday, Dec. 12. Both performances will begin at 7:30…

Public menorah-lighting ceremony in Lynnwood Dec. 18

Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County invites all to celebrate the Festival of Lights with the 11th annual Menorah Lighting and Celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. The event will feature the lighting of the 9-footMenorah, holiday treats, face painting, personal Menorah kits and a Hanukkah musical performance by…

Brier celebrates holiday season with lights, song and Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Brier residents braved the cold weather and slippery roads to attend the annual Brier Holiday Lighting at Brier City Hall Saturday night. This close-knit community was treated to musical entertainment by the Brier Elementary Choir and Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Band. People drank cocoa and cider provided by Espresso Works and nibbled on goodies…

Music, Santa and good cheer at Mountlake Terrace Tree Lighting ceremony

The temperature was just over freezing Friday night, but the 39th annual Mountlake Terrace Tree Lighting Ceremony warmed hearts at the Jerry Smith Town Center Plaza near city hall. Volunteers dutifully handed out free cocoa and a variety of cookies while the Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Band played traditional holiday classics. Young parents held their…

Gesa Credit Union hosting Stock-the-Sock Holiday Toy Drive

Gesa Credit Union is partnering with Local Heroes groups across Washington for its 7th annual Stock-the-Sock Holiday Toy Drive. From now until Dec. 19, community members are encouraged to donate toys in the oversized holiday stockings found at every Gesa branch. All donations will be donated to Local Hero initiatives across the state. Examples of…

Brier hosting holiday lighting event Saturday, Dec. 3

The City of Brier is hosting its annual holiday lighting festival Saturday, Dec. 3 — this year at Brier City Hall, 2901 228th St. S.W., Brier. Santa will visit and there will be music by the Brier Elementary Choir and Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Band, Moon Rabbit Pastry goodies for sale and free cocoa and…

Reminder: Traditional MLT Tree Lighting returns Dec. 2

The 38th annual City of Mountlake Terrace Tree Lighting is set for Friday, Dec. 2, at the Jerry Smith Town Center Plaza next to City Hall. Festivities start at 6:30 p.m. with the Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Band, followed by a choral concert by Terrace Park Elementary students, a visit from Santa, and the traditional…

Have Breakfast in Santa’s Workshop at MTHS Dec. 10

The community is invited to the annual Breakfast in Santa’s Workshop from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10 at Mountlake Terrace High School. Event proceeds benefit the nonprofit Mountlake Terrace High School Music Boosters, which supports music education. It includes a pancake breakfast ($6 for kids/seniors, $8 for teens/adults, $25/family), kids activities, Santa pictures…

City of MLT offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Mountlake Terrace City Hall and the police station will be closed both Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25, for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Recreation Pavilion will be closed Thursday, operate regular hours Friday and modified hours on Saturday, the city said.    

Reminder: Jingle Bell Breakfast and Craft Fair Dec. 3 at Lynnwood Convention Center

The Lynnwood Convention Center is ringing in the holiday spirit with its first annual Jingle Bell Breakfast and Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 3. This festive event will kick off the month of December with a delicious breakfast, merry musical performances, fun craft activities for kids and a holiday craft fair featuring goods from over…

Thanksgiving safety tips from the state fire marshal

According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment, with Christmas Day and Christmas Eve following close behind. Between 2017 and 2021, fire agencies in Washington state reported more than 9,850 fires related to cooking, resulting in 13 fire fatalities and $44 million…

Community Transit to operate Sunday bus schedule on Thanksgiving holiday

Community Transit will operate on Sunday bus schedule on Thanksgiving Day and return to a regular schedule the following day, Friday, Nov. 26. Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day) Snohomish County local bus and DART service: Sunday schedule No Community Transit bus service to Seattle or Northgate Sound Transit service from Snohomish County: ST Route 512,…

WSDOT: Planning ahead is the ‘secret ingredient’ for stress-free holiday travel

Washington residents planning to travel to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday will want to plan now for winter weather and expect delays on most major routes. The Washington State Department of Transportation urges all travelers to “know before you go” and consult the agency’s holiday travel charts to determine best times to travel, including times to…

Washington Kids in Transition hosting virtual giving tree now through Dec. 3

The holidays are fast approaching, and Lynnwood-based Washington Kids in Transition is preparing holiday bags for McKinney Vento students, which by definition are children “who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nightime residence.” These youth are typically left out of community holiday programs because they do not have an adult to go shopping for them or fill…

Save the date: Free children’s Christmas party at Nile Shrine Center Dec. 18

The Men’s Nile and Lady Shriner’s Clown Unit is presenting a visit with Santa Claus and his elves on Sunday, Dec. 18 from 1-3 p.m. at the Nile Shrine Center, 6601 244th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace The event will include a magic show, caroling, face painting, coloring and refreshments. The community is invited and admission…

MLT Trunk R Treat: A little rain can’t keep these spirits down

  A large gathering of ghouls, ghosts and goblins descended upon the Mountlake Terrace Trunk R Treat Monday night. Not even heavy rain could keep their spirits down. The annual event was organized by Espresso Break at the corner of 56th Avenue West and 232nd Street Southwest. Owner Maria Ellis said, “This year’s been pretty good. So…

Monday night: Trunk R Treat will be back for Halloween in Mountlake Terrace

Espresso Break is hosting the annual community Halloween favorite Trunk R Treat on Monday, 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. Trunk R Treat is held at the intersection of…

An electrifying evening at Brier haunted house

A haunted house in Brier? I was suspicious, but since it was a dead night, I thought I’d check it out. Go big or gourd home, that’s what I say. After several blocks with no luck, I knew I had finally found the place: Purple lights and creepy ghoulish figures adorned a lawn. What must…

Vendor registration open for MTHS holiday bazaar Dec. 11

Vendors are invited to participate in the annual Mountlake Terrace High School Holiday Bazaar, this year set for Sunday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at MTHS, 21801 44th Ave. W. You can find the vendor registration form here.  

Limited transit service offered on Labor Day, Sept. 5

Community Transit local, Swift and DART paratransit service will operate on a Sunday schedule on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. – All Community Transit bus and DART paratransit service: Sunday schedule – Sound Transit buses to/from Snohomish County: Sunday schedule – Customer Care phone lines and RideStore: Closed There will be no bus service to…

Plan ahead now for a busy Labor Day travel weekend

Labor Day often heralds the final moments of summer before fall activities begin. For people who plan to travel on the popular three-day weekend, now is the time to make travel plans and expect congestion on most routes. The Washington State Department of Transportation encourages travelers to consult the holiday traffic volume charts to determine…

Scene in Mountlake Terrace: Getting ready for the fireworks show

Rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for the 3rd of July fireworks show sponsored by the City of Mountlake Terrace at Ballinger Park Sunday evening. Hundreds gathered early to enjoy a DJ, games and food trucks, plus a performance by the Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz 1 combo and a welcome from city officials. — Photos…