Reminder: 9th annual Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run & Walk is back for Tour de Terrace

Hundreds of feet will be pounding the pavement to raise money for kids when the Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run & Walk returns Saturday, July 23 as an in-person event during Tour de Terrace. Tour de Terrace is a Seafair-sanctioned summer festival for the City of Mountlake Terrace and neighboring communities. The weekend-long event includes…

Reminder: Mountlake Terrace pool to close June 19-26 for maintenance

The pool at the Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion will be closed June 19-26 for routine maintenance and preparing for the summer season. This closure includes the pool deck, along with the spa, sauna and locker rooms. Drop-in open gym also is canceled. Other Recreation Pavilion programs will continue during the closure. Daily hours will be…

Two Brier Terrace middle schoolers competing in U.S. rowing championship this week

Two Brier Terrace Middle School students are on an Everett Rowing Association team that is competing in the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championship in Sarasota, Florida June 9-12. Brody Schuh and Alex Klarman, both Edmonds residents, are eighth graders in the Brier Terrace Challenge Program. According to Brody’s mom, Betsy Schuh, the men’s U16 8+…

Happening nearby: Mini hydroplane races this weekend at Silver Lake in Everett

  The Seattle Outboard Association will be hosting two days of outboard hydroplane races this weekend at Thornton A. Sullivan Park located on Silver Lake in south Everett. Races are free to watch and will take place from roughly 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. The association’s first…

Girls on Run Snohomish County hosting 5K event June 11

Girls on the Run of Snohomish County will host its annual Celebration 5K event on Saturday, June 11, at Willis Tucker Park in Everett. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that uses fun running games and dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls and gender-expansive youth in third…

Three days of free access to state parks coming in June

In honor of three different events, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is providing the public with a free day of access to state parks on three days in June during which visitors will not need a Discover Pass for day-use parking. Free days of access this month include : Saturday, June 11 — National Get…

Edmonds Special Olympics track team brings home medals from regional meet

The Edmonds Independents Special Olympics team brought home numerous medals from its recent regional track and field competition at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. According to coach Peggy Haywood, the track and field competition marked the first Independents team to return to action since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those athletes who compete with the Independents…

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lake Ballinger celebrates waterfront improvements

Summer’s around the corner, and the City of Mountlake Terrace officially celebrated the recently completed Ballinger Park Waterfront Project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lake Ballinger on May 21. Mayor Kyoko Matsumoto Wright welcomed those in attendance, which included the Mountlake Terrace City Council, State Rep. Cindy Ryu, State Sen. Jesse Salomon, officials from South…

Reminder: Edmonds School District free Health and Fitness Expo May 21

Grab your family and friends, dust off your sneakers and join the fun at the Edmonds School District’s free Health and Fitness Expo, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21 at Edmonds District Stadium, next to Edmonds-Woodway High School. Among the activities: a fun run, an obstacle course, soccer drills, floorball hockey, family gardening,…

Prep baseball: Hawks rout Mount Vernon 11-1 to reach state tournament

With their baseball season on the line, the Mountlake Terrace High School Hawks came up big to earn a berth in the 2022 WIAA 3A state baseball tournament with an 11-1 victory Saturday over the Mount Vernon High School Bulldogs. There was a breeze rippling out toward centerfield on a sunny afternoon at Funko Field…

City of MLT summer recreation schedule now available via CRAZE guide

The summer edition of CRAZE is now posted online. CRAZE is a comprehensive guide to all the activities at Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks over the next few months. This edition of CRAZE is interactive, digital-only and mobile-friendly. It can be found at https://issuu.com/crazeedmmlt. Registration has begun for many summer programs for children, teens and…

Free admission to national parks on April 16 kicks off National Park Week celebration

Entrance fees at national parks will be waived on April 16 to mark the beginning of National Park Week 2022, which runs from April 16-24. The National Park Service partners with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of the parks, for the annual celebration every April that encourages people “to explore amazing places, discover stories…

MLT aquatics supervisor earns professional designation  

Mountlake Terrace Aquatics Supervisor Rose Ploeg has attained the Aquatic Professional (AqP) designation from the Association of Aquatic Professionals. The association promotes and advocates policies, practices and procedures that contribute to safer and improved aquatic education, recreation activities, programs and facilities. Ploeg completed the core requirements including possession of several industry-specific, nationally recognized certifications, education…

Ballinger Park waterfront reopens in Mountlake Terrace after renovations

The Ballinger Park waterfront in Mountlake Terrace is open again, with a new 220-foot aluminum fishing pier, boat launch, dock, restrooms and other amenities. The city in a news release thanked the community for their patience during the closure, which was affected by supply chain issues and weather. Some fencing will remain onsite to protect…

Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds invites you to become a member

The Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds has a mission to promote the sport of fly fishing through education, conservation and camaraderie — and it invites those interested to join the organization. Club members participated in a hybrid in-person/Zoom meeting earlier this week —  the first time the club has met in-person since the pandemic — featuring…

Mountlake Terrace pool to reopen Saturdays starting Oct. 2

The City of Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion pool is reopening Saturdays, starting Oct. 2. The new Saturday hours run from 8 a.m. to noon. The Pavilion has been actively recruiting employees to help bring back programs and services that were halted by the pandemic, the city said. Many opportunities remain for those interested in teaching…

2021 Edmonds Coho Derby winners reel in fish, prizes

The 2021 Edmonds Coho Derby got underway Saturday before most of us were turning on the coffee pot. A new record of over 1,000 adult and youth anglers hit the water under overcast skies and the fleet of boats stretched all the way from Mukilteo to Elliott Bay. The derby is a family friendly fundraiser hosted by…

Edmonds Coho Fishing Derby set for Sept 11

Anglers are invited to join the fun at the Edmonds Coho Derby, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11. “The Coho are in!” is a frequent refrain heard around the docks this time of year. Large runs and hatchery stocks of coho, or “silver,” salmon have made their long migration down the coast, and are headed for…

MLT Parks Department to benefit from $873K in new grants

A series of new grants totaling $873,000 will benefit the Mountlake Terrace Recreation and Parks Department. The Mountlake Terrace City Council voted Monday to accept the grants, which will support work at Ballinger Park, refurbish the Evergreen Playfield Complex tennis courts and enhance the Recreation Pavilion’s summer camps. The largest sum, at $500,000, comes from…

Arrr matey: Brier holding monthlong ‘scarevenger’ hunt with prizes

You don’t have to be a pirate to chart your own course to potential prize “treasures” by exploring local parks over the next several weeks during Brier’s upcoming SeaScare Scarevenger Hunt. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 11 through Sept. 8, 2021, landlubbers and high sea adventurers alike can search Brier parks and its business area for bright…

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…

Happening July 24: Registration now open for virtual MLT 5K, to benefit schools

  Registration is now open for the MLT 5K Fun Run & Walk, a virtual event on Saturday, July 24 that benefits Mountlake Terrace elementary schools. With continuing uncertainty around large gatherings due to COVID, and having had to cancel last year’s event, the Cedar Way Elementary PTO Board decided to host a virtual race…