Scene in MLT: Learn-in, vigil focuses on systemic racism

Residents gathered in Mountlake Terrace Thursday night for a community educational event and candlelight vigil sponsored by the Mountlake Terrace Anti-Racist Coalition (MLT ARC) in partnership with the Mountlake Terrace Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (MTEPTO). Attendees were able to hear from BIPOC students and families about their challenges with systemic racism and police in their school…

Scene nearby: Veterans Cemetery

Edmonds photographer Sam Spencer captured this photo at Evergreen Washelli Veterans Memorial Cemetery, located at 11220 Aurora Ave. N. in Seattle. According to The History List, the cemetery was established in 1927, when Clinton S. Harley, then general manager of Evergreen-Washelli and a veteran of the Spanish American War, offered a large section of the…

Scene in MLT: A sweet sign of summer

The start of summer doesn’t just begin with Memorial Day weekend. It also is heralded by lemonade stands popping up in neighborhoods. When my wife and I passed by this stand, we wanted to stop and get a cup o’ sweet lemonade.  But who carries cash anymore?  We sure don’t.  So we drove home, got some…

Scene in Brier: On a roll

Photographer Nathan Blackwell found these young people practicing their skateboarding skills at the Brier Skate Park Friday afternoon.

Scene in MLT: Family tennis time

Tim Burns (top photo) and his daughters (bottom photo, from left) Blakely, 10, and Avery, 12, enjoy tennis Friday afternoon at the Evergreen Playfield tennis. Burns said the family usually plays weekly on the Mountlake Terrace courts. (Photos by Nathan Blackwell)

Scene in MLT: Enjoying a game of cricket

A group of about 20 friends from Mountlake Terrace and nearby gathered at the Evergreen Playfield tennis courts Friday afternoon to play a game of cricket, a bat-and-ball game that got its start in England in the 16th century.

Scene in MLT: Owl about that

Brianna Thompson shared this photo of a barred owl, taken in Mountlake Terrace earlier this week around 9 p.m. “We heard it right outside our window and it sounded closer than normal. (We hear them occasionally, maybe since we live close to Candy Cane Park),” she said. Leaning to look out the window, she spotted…

Scene in MLT: Hockey practice

  Friends and teammates from the Sno-King Jr. Thunderbirds ice hockey team played street hockey Friday afternoon in the parking lot where Roger’s Market Place used to be located. (Photos by Nathan Blackwell)  

Scene in Brier: Oh, deer

Kelly Lont Vedders says she walking Monday morning toward Brier Elementary and saw these two deer — first at 236th Street Southwest and 35th Avenue West, then took this photo when she saw them again in the 3700 block of 236th Street Southwest. “It was only the second time I’ve seen a deer in Brier since…

Scene in MLT: Bird buddy

Mountlake Terrace resident Kirsten Lysen shared a photo of a Northern Flicker that makes an appearance annually. “This handsome fella likes to hang out on my husband’s car and check himself out in the mirror,” she wrote. “We see him each spring. We call him our Bird Buddy. Sometimes he sits at our living room…

Scene in MLT: In the swing

It was a sunny spring day to hit the links and these golfers made the most of it at the Nile Golf Course in Mountlake Terrace Friday afternoon. — Photos by Nathan Blackwell

Scene in MLT: Progress on Premera Building

Renovations of Building 1 at Premera Blue Cross headquarters in Mountlake Terrace are close to finished notes David Carlos, who took these photos via drone on April 4, 2021. The Premera campus is located between 216th and 220th Streets Southwest and the Interurban trail and 68th Avenue West. In a 2019 site development plan application…

Spring must be here — Hwy 99’s Country Farms now open

Country Farms, the iconic outdoor fruit and vegetable market located at 228th Street Southwest and Highway 99, opened for the season last month, and shoppers were taking advantage of spring temperatures Friday afternoon. You can learn more about the history of the business, which has been at the same location in the unincorporated Esperance neighborhood…

Scene in MLT: Out for a walk

At the Mountlake Terrace High School track Tuesday, this proud girl kept saying to my wife and me, “Look at my doggy, look at my doggy.” It took a few turns around the track for me to realize: That was a lap dog. Get it? — By David Carlos