Job hunting? YWCA offers appointments for free Working Wardrobe

Get ready for an interview or update your wardrobe for your job with free clothing from YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish Working Wardrobe. The organization ofers a large selection of high-quality apparel from sizes XS-5X, and volunteers will assist you in selecting outfits from gently-used clothing to stylishly create your own working wardrobe that fits…

AJ Adamski appointed Leadership Snohomish County executive director

AJ Adamski has been appointed the new executive director of Leadership Snohomish County (LSC). Adamski joins the organization with over 20 years in the field of education as a teacher and school administrator. As part of a military family, she traveled the world and developed an appreciation of different cultures and communities. “Throughout my career…

Put your trash out early Wednesday

Waste Management residential drivers will begin an hour early this Wednesday due to the heat, so put your carts out early, the City of Mountlake Terrace said. Waste Management will send notice to impacted customers ahead of time and post the early start to their service alerts page, the city added.

Afghan refugees find welcoming home in Snohomish County, thanks to multi-agency efforts

Afghan families and individuals looking for ways to escape the turmoil in their home country are finding new beginnings in Snohomish County, thanks to the coordinating efforts of the Everett-based Refugee and Immigrant Services Northwest (RISNW). Started in 1977 to help newly-arrived refugees from Southeast Asia, RISNW was at first known as the Refugee Forum of…

Work-release facility won’t be located in Mountlake Terrace

The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) announced that a site previously identified in Mountlake Terrace for the possible location of a work-release facility won’t be feasible. “After receiving feedback from the pre-application process with the City of Mountlake Terrace and in consultation with the property owner and our contract consultant, KMB Architects, our evaluation…

County council approves 0.1% sales tax to fund affordable housing, behavioral health

The Snohomish County Council Wednesday voted 3-2 in favor of adopting a 0.1% sales and use tax countywide to fund more affordable housing and behaviorial health services Beginning in April 2022, the county will collect $0.01 per $10 purchase. It is expected to raise approximately $116 million over the next five years. The five councilmembers listened…

COVID-19 vaccines now available three days per week at Ash Way Park and Ride

Starting this week, the Snohomish Health District is administering COVID-19 vaccines three days per week at the Ash Way Park and Ride in Lynnwood. Appointments are required and available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays in December for people ages 12 and up. The site offers drive-through vaccinations including first and second doses, boosters…

MLT resident identified in Sunday’s fatal motorcycle crash

Edward Shephard, 64, of Mountlake Terrace has been identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office as the man who died in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon in Snohomish. Shephard died at the scene after the motorcycle he was riding missed a curve on South Machias Road, continued straight and crashed a short distance off…

Leadership Snohomish County invites nonprofits to submit service project proposals

Leadership Snohomish County is inviting local nonprofit organizations and businesses to submit a project proposal to become a 2021-22 LSC Community Impact Project Partner. Project proposals are due on July 23. For 24 years, Leadership Snohomish County (LSC) has used hands-on service projects as a way to connect vision and action in Snohomish County. The…

Mountlake Terrace HS grad featured in upcoming Scorsese movie

Lily Gladstone, an actor who graduated from Mountlake Terrace High School in 2004, is starring in the upcoming movie Killers of the Flower Moon. The film is being directed by Martin Scorsese and also features Leonardo DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons and Robert De Niro. The movie is based on David Grann’s acclaimed 2017 historical nonfiction book…

Hazel Miller Foundation announces grant awards for spring quarter 2021

The Hazel Miller Foundation announced the award of 15 grants approved by the foundation’s board of directors for spring quarter 2021. Organizations receiving the awards are as follows: Clothes For Kids plans to continue providing free school clothing to students within Snohomish County who qualify for free or reduced meals at school. This grant will…

City council continues discussion about poultry limits, issues Juneteenth proclamation

The Mountlake Terrace City Council at its June 3 work/study session continued discussions about changing the municipal code to allow residents to keep more poultry on single-family properties. The council also proclaimed June 19 as Juneteenth Independence Day in Mountlake Terrace. The celebration commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. “Juneteenth symbolizes for many…

Steven Li named Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County executive director

Steven Li has been appointed new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County. Li has served as the president of the Habitat Snohomish Board of Directors since June of 2019, and arrives with experience as an architect, a realtor and a carpenter on construction crews in other Habitat affiliates. “We are very excited…

Three local Girl Scouts mix passion, sustainability to earn Gold Star Award

Driven by passion and focused on sustainability, three local Girl Scouts have earned a Gold Award — the highest honor a Girl Scout can achieve. To earn the award, a Girl Scout must choose a problem in society, devise a solution, make it sustainable and reproducible, and have a connection beyond her local community to…

Rental assistance available through Volunteers of America Western Washington

Volunteers of America Western Washington recently made its 2021 Rental Assistance program available. Qualified Snohomish County households will be able to receive up to 12 months of rent assistance, including help with past-due rent. Households applying for rental assistance are advised to collect the following documents: rental agreement, verification of rent due, 2020 tax form…

Hazel Miller Foundation announces recipients of grant awards

The nonprofit Hazel Miller Foundationa has announced grants it has awarded to local organizations for 2020 and 2021 Over the course of the 2020 grant cycle, the foundation approved several grants including Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center: a safe home to serve children up to 18 years of age who have experienced trauma; Concern for Neighbors…

Alliance founded by Edmonds resident helps empower Afghan women, girls

Edmonds resident Lisa Herb has made it her mission to advocate for the equitable treatment of women on a global scale. In 2005, Herb founded the Alliance for International Women’s Rights (AIWR), and serves as its director. AIWR supports current and future women leaders in developing countries, with a current focus on Afghanistan. AIWR creates…

Snohomish County League of Women Voters announces winners of 2021 Democracy in Action awards

The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County on Saturday presented Democracy in Action Awards to two organizations: the 2020 Complete Count Committee led by Vanessa Gutierrez and Washington Family Engagement (WAFE) and its Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI). WAFE founder and executive director is Adie Simmons. Washington Family Engagement through its Parent Leadership Training…

MLTnews 2020 year in review: January-June

As we wrap up what is likely to be a memorable year, MLTnews is looking back on 2020. Part 1, January-June January The Mountlake Terrace City Council kicked off 2020 by swearing in four councilmembers during the council’s Jan. 2 work session. The council also voted to re-elect Councilmember Kyoko Matsumoto Wright as mayor and…

New leadership at MLT Concern for Neighbors Food Bank

The Mountlake Terrace Concern for Neighbors Food Bank has announced a new president for its board of directors and a new assistant executive director. Ashita Rastogi is the board president and Kimberly O’Kane is the assistant executive director. They join Executive Director Mike Begeman and board directors Arthur Castleton, Tanner Lyon,  Janet Segur, Rhonda Miketinas…

Misha Carter joins the My Neighborhood News Network as reporter, photographer

Jeanne Misha Martinez Carter starts work today as a reporter and photographer through the My Neighborhood News Network’s new Community Journalist of Color Fellowship Program. “I want to be clear about why I created this program,” said Publisher Teresa Wippel. “The U.S. Census Bureau reports that while racial and ethnic minorities comprise almost 40 percent…

Sonic boom heard Wednesday night likely meteor

A sonic boom heard Wednesday night that shook houses and set off car alarms was likely from a “completely random” meteor, according to the American Meteor Society. Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, a fireball was seen — and heard — flashing across the sky. After receiving initial reports of the incident, witnesses across multiple counties, including…

Eight professionals join Leadership Snohomish County’s Board of Directors

Leadership Snohomish County, a nonprofit committed to developing sustainable, county-specific leaders to strengthen communities, has welcomed eight new members to its Board of Directors. The candidates were approved by the current board and begin the three-year term in 2020. They are: Annie Cole Snohomish County Denise Gregory Wyatt Everett Community College Jamyang Dorjee Community Transit…