YMCA of Snohomish County launches Lifeguard Academy for teens

YMCA of Snohomish County is launching its first-ever Lifeguard Academy on Saturday, Nov. 5. This program, designed for teens ages 15-plus, teaches lifeguard skills, as well as necessary leadership and communication skills to help them succeed both personally and professionally. “Lifeguard Academy offers participants much more than your basic lifeguard training class,” said Tom Wunderlich,…

Ballinger Park trail paving complete, but area still closed

The City of Mountlake Terrace reported Monday that while the Ballinger Park trail has been paved, the project area will remain closed until grass coverage is re-established. As we noted earlier, playground equipment is on site and being installed. Remaining work includes the concrete slab, rubber surfacing and fence, the city said.    

Participants get a kick out of Edmonds Schools Foundation fundraiser

  Nearly 1,200 kids and adults gathered at College Place Middle School School Saturday morning for the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s 14th annual Celebrate Schools 5K and its inaugural Futsal Tournament. Approximately 1,100 runners and 90 futsal players — a game like soccer, only with fewer players — participated Saturday morning. All funds raised from…

Register now for Edmonds Oktoberfest 5K run and save $10

Early pricing is now available for the annual Edmonds Oktoberfest 5K run Saturday, Sept. 24. Register for $35 through Sept. 23. On race day, the price jumps to $45. This year, for the first time, the city has allowed the run — which starts at 10 a.m. — to take place on closed city streets….

City of MLT softball team beats Edmonds as rivalry game returns

The City of Mountlake Terrace defeated the City of Edmonds during an employee softball team matchup last week. The annual event — postponed for two years due to the pandemic — brought approximately two dozen Mountlake Terrace employees from several departments to compete, with Terrace winning the game 10-6. “The weather was perfect and the fans…

Mountlake Terrace racers put the fun in Saturday morning run

The Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run & Walk drew 170 registered participants to Mountlake Terrace High School Saturday morning, and while there were winners  announced, for many runners and walkers, it was clearly about the fun. “We were very proud of all the work that went into it and seeing the community come together,” said…

ADA playground and trail construction begins at Ballinger Park

A new playground and trail are coming to Ballinger Park, resulting in a partial closure that will start soon and last potentially into fall. In the days ahead, residents can expect to see construction begin on the long-awaited universally accessible playground, as well as the new accessible trail that will link the Mickey Corso Community…

Run to Win offering summer sports camps

Run to Win Outreach, a Christian sports nonprofit for kids ages 5-12 years, is offering sports day camps this summer. Camps in the Seattle area include basketball, soccer, cheer and flag football. Visit Runtowin.org to learn more.

Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run & Walk July 23 to benefit local schools

Why should you participate in the Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run & Walk set for Saturday, July 23? For starters, it’s about the kids. The race is hosted by the Cedar Way Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. Proceeds benefit Cedar Way Elementary students, as well as students at Mountlake Terrace Elementary, Brier Elementary and Terrace Park…

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…