MTHS student supports foster kids with Eagle Scout project

Skyler MacKay was just four days old when he entered the foster care system. Adopted into an unsafe home, he spent five years there before going back into foster care at the age of 6. That’s when Lisa MacKay took him in, eventually adopting Skyler. Now her 14-year-old son is using his childhood experience to…

Mini cheerleader camp at MTHS Oct. 21

A mini cheerleader camp for grades K-8 is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at Mountlake Terrace High School, sponsored by the MTHS cheer team. Cost is $50 and includes a t-shirt, snacks and poms. Participants will cheer during the third quarter of the Mountlake Terrace High School football game that…

Short story contest for budding horror enthusiasts open now

Have a budding horror enthusiast in your house? Get them a pen and paper and have them enter the free Stinetinglers Scary Story Writing Contest. For kids ages 8-12 who love scary things, the short story contest is open from Oct. 1-31. Each story must be between 1,000-1,500 words. In addition, the story must have…

Youth ride free on Washington State Ferries starting Oct. 1

Starting Saturday, Oct. 1, youth 18 and younger will board Washington State Ferries for free as a result of this year’s Move Ahead Washington transportation package. The law directs transit agencies to provide free fares for passengers 18 and under across the state. The legislation applies only to youth riding as a passenger in a…

Everything you need to know about the 2022 Evergreen State Fair

The 2022 Evergreen State Fair is now open in Monroe, with both new and returning vendors, carnival rides, animal barns, displays and exhibits and entertainment. According to a Snohomish County press release, this year’s theme “The Show Must Go On” is about carrying on fair traditions even with so many unknowns. Fair dates:  Aug. 25-30…

Kids life jacket giveaway added to Aug. 18 Lynnwood Fire Camp

South County Fire and Safe Kids Snohomish County, in partnership with Seattle Children’s, will be giving away 100 life jackets for children at the Lynnwood Kids Fire Camp on Aug. 18, starting at 6 p.m., at Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave. W. Fittings are required and the child must be present to receive a free life…

Free South County Fire kids camps Aug. 18 in Edmonds, Lynnwood

South County Fire is hosting two free Kids Fire Camps on Aug. 18 with fun safety activities for the whole family: – Edmonds Fire Camp, 1-2 p.m., downtown fire station 17, 275 6th Ave. N. – Lynnwood Fire Camp, 6-7 p.m., Lynndale Park, 18927 72nd Ave. W. (before Sandlot Cinemas in the Park). Kids can…

South County Fire sponsoring free kids camps

South County Fire is hosting three free Kids Fire Camps in August with fun safety activities for the whole family. Kids ages 3 and up can participate in a firefighter challenge obstacle course, relay races and tours of the fire engine and medic unit. To participate, drop by one of the following camps (no registration…

PAWS Preteen Workshop helps kids learn how to care for animals

Lynnwood’s Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is hosting preteen pop-up workshops every Thursday until August 25. PAWS Preteen Workshops are a community of preteens aged 9-12 dedicated to improving the lives of animals both at the animal shelter and in the community. At these events, attendees will develop a deeper understanding of animal welfare, complete…

Casino organization providing 4,200 summer packs for families in need

Maverick Gaming, which owns several casinos throughout the region, will be giving out 4,200 summer packs June 28 for families and kids in need at its annual “School’s Out” event hosted at multiple locations throughout the state. Each string backpack will be filled with items including snacks, lightweight outdoor toys, treats, grocery gift cards and…

Bestselling author R.L. Stine at online library event June 15

Sno-Isle Libraries is presenting an online webinar with author R.L. Stine on Thursday, June 16 at 1 p.m. It includes a moderated conversation with Stine, who is the bestselling author/creator of the Goosebumps and Fear Streethorror fiction series of books for kids and teens. Stine will also be giving a special reading during the one-hour…

Sound Transit asks public to weigh in on proposed free youth fares

Sound Transit is asking for public feedback on a proposed policy change to implement free fares for passengers age 18 and younger. The Sound Transit Board is expected in July to consider a proposal to make fares free for youth. The change would be implemented by Sept. 1, 2022, before the start of the school…

Terrace Brier SC free micro soccer clinic for kids Sunday, May 1

The Terrace Brier Soccer Club is hosting its 26th annual free introductory soccer clinic Sunday, May 1 at Evergreen Playfields 4 and 5 in Mountlake Terrace. The event runs from 1-2 p.m. and is open to all kids born between 2013-2017, regardless of their experience level. Youths will be separated into age-appropriate groups and organizers…

Tubie Friends online fundraising auction to benefit children begins Thursday

Beginning Thursday, people can purchase items such as an 8-pound block of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese, Funko figurines, two hours of kayaking on Lake Union, a Harry Potter gift set, a “Chick Flick” gift basket, and even a unicorn encounter while donating to a charitable cause. Tubie Friends, a South Snohomish County-based nonprofit organization that helps…

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…

Nile Shriners hosting Easter Egg Hunt April 16

The Nile Shrine Center in Mountlake Terrace will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt that is free to the public on Saturday, April 16. The event opens at 12:30 p.m. and the egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. Organizers note, “Come early to take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny.” The Nile Shrine Center…

Preschool students donate books to organization that helps children facing adversity

In honor of National Reading Month, students at Evergreen Academy Montessori in Mountlake Terrace recently donated more than 30 books to children in need. The new books were donated to the Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports a comforting bedtime routine and healthy sleep for all children to help them thrive. The…

Snohomish Conservation District holding annual youth art contest through Feb. 22

The Snohomish Conservation District is holding its fifth annual youth art contest. Through Feb. 22, children in grades pre-K through high school who live in Snohomish County or Camano Island can submit one piece of artwork about birds either online or by mail. Birds were chosen as the special theme for this year’s contest theme…

Man fixes up bikes and donates them to area kids in need

Mel Nason is committed to providing wheels to children in need. The retired Metro bus driver lives in Lynnwood and keeps busy with various part-time jobs, including being an usher at sporting events. While the work “gets me off the couch and away from the TV,” those jobs were all paused during the COVID-19 pandemic…

Online event with authors will address body positivity in youth literature

Sno-Isle Libraries will feature five contributors to the young-adult anthology, “Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories About Living Fabulously Fat,” as guests at its upcoming Aug. 18 Open Book online author event from 6:30-8 p.m. Editor Cassandra Newbould, who is from the Pacific Northwest, will be joined by contributors Catherine Adel West, Kelly deVos, Rebecca Sky…

Terrace Brier SC free youth soccer clinic set for Aug. 3

The Terrace Brier Soccer Club is hosting its 25th annual free soccer clinic Aug. 3 in Mountlake Terrace at Evergreen Playfields 4 and 5. Tuesday’s event runs from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and is open to all kids born between 2012-2016, regardless of their experience level. Participants will be separated into age-appropriate groups and organizers recommend dressing…

Brier’s new Little Art Gallery fosters community creativity

When Brier resident Gavin Doyle built a “Little Art Gallery” in his neighborhood, his goal was to add some color for people to enjoy and to share their own creations. Similar to the little lending libraries or food pantries that dot many neighborhoods, Doyle’s structure, which is located on 27th Place West near the intersection…