Remembering the Edmonds Jazz Connection over the years

The annual Edmonds Jazz Connection — which has been showcasing some of the Pacific Northwest’s best high school jazz programs for the past 20 years, was canceled this year due to COVID-19. To commemorate the event’s 20th anniversary, Jim Blossey of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club — which hosts the event — put together this…

Updated May 18: Directory of Mountlake Terrace restaurants offering takeout, delivery

  In this update, Snohomish Pie has reopened. Mountlake Terrace Local Food Services during COVID-19 Shutdown Business Address Phone Services 44th Street Sliders 21005 44TH AVE W (425) 678-8340 Takeout by phone ALIBERTOS MEXCIAN 5602 232ND ST SW (425) 678-1813 Takeout and third party delivery AMORN THAI CUISINE 22826 56TH AVE W (425) 749-8786 Takeout…

A virtual visit to Edmonds’ Cascadia Art Museum: Roycroft and Leatherwork

Cascadia Art Museum Virtual | Roycroft and Leatherwork from Cascadia Art Museum on Vimeo. During this time of COVID-19 closures, Edmonds’ Cascadia Art Museum is providing virtual visits into its collections. This time, volunteer docent Shelley provides a glimpse into the museum’s Northwest Collects exhibition, discussing the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement on…

MLT’s Grand Pere Bakery to reopen May 5

Mountlake Terrace’s Grand Pere Bakery, which has been closed during the governor’s stay-at-home orders, will be reopening for takeout only starting Tuesday, May 5. Owner Chris Lee says the bakery will be open regular hours, Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. -4 p.m. “We have been trying…

Recommended Reads: ‘Kat Out of the Bag’ a sophisticated page turner

Kat Out of the Bag—the In Purse-Suit Mystery Series by Wendy Kendall I’m delighted to be guest columnist this week for the “Recommended Reads” column, because your regular columnist, Wendy Kendall, has published her first cozy mystery.  And it’s no wonder that Wild Rose Press published Kat Out of the Bag. This mystery is a…

Local chef plans to open new burger joint in Cedar Plaza

Local chef Josh Henderson is bringing his take on the classic cheeseburger to Mountlake Terrace with a new restaurant he aims to open later this year, According to NextMLT, Burb’s Burgers will offer the simple and classic cheeseburger, but with a twist. With his new restaurant, Henderson — a Mountlake Terrace High School graduate —…

ECA announces summer arts enrichment camps

The Edmonds Center for the Arts says that it is planning to hold its 2020 Summer Arts Enrichment Camps — although it will have contingency plans in place if social distancing rules require different formats, including virtual options. Designed for young people ages 7-19, as well as older adults in ECA’s intergenerational camp, ECA Summer Arts…

Dining Dog owner turns to doorstep delivery during pandemic

Restaurant delivery has become a popular option for those staying at home during the COVID-19 outbreak. Dorothy Chagas, who specializes in homemade dog treats through her Lynnwood-based Dining Dog business, is offering the same service for dogs. Chagas, who for 13 years ran the Dining Dog Restaurant in Edmonds’ Firdale Village, relocated to Lynnwood in…

Just around the corner: Social distancing becomes a Habit

Social distancing is in full swing at the Aurora Village Habit Burger Grill, 1253 N. 205th St., Shoreline. You can now give your order and pay from your car at the parking lot. A magnetic number is then placed on the hood of your car. When your food is ready, it’s brought to you. Walk-up…

Playtime: Home-based options for staying active

Some of our early quarantine “go-tos” aren’t fitting the bill these days. The kids are pretty burned out on sitting through a movie at night, especially because we’re still struggling to get a good amount of exercise — I’m going to add some new links below because it seems like it’s not just us. Virtual…

Scene in MLT: 44th Street Sliders, community partners offer hundreds of free meals

To help those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, 44th Street Sliders (formerly Red Onion Burger) and other community partners held a free meal giveaway Wednesday afternoon. With help from the U.S. Army Recruiting Station, 44th Street Sliders owner Seaun Richards distributed more than 100 meals with the first hour to any community member in need….

Reminder: 44th Street Sliders to give away free meals to those in need April 15

The Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, the charitable arm of 44th Street Sliders (formerly Red Onion Burgers) on Wednesday, April 15 will be giving away 600 to 1,000 meals to those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meals will be distributed in the restaurant parking lot, located at 21005 44th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace, beginning at 1 p.m., using social distancing…

Lynnwood Convention Center issues call for art for upcoming show

The Lynnwood Convention Center has issued a call for art for its summer/fall exhibit, “Northwest Enterprise: Working in the Northwest.” The show, which is set to run from July 5-Dec. 16, will showcase art illustrating scenes and vignettes from all aspects of the working life, and workers in the Northwest. These could be maritime-, agricultural-, urban-…

Support your local business: Fork Mediterranean Grill

This is the latest in a series of articles and photos showcasing local small businesses who are trying to get by in this period of social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus. Today’s business: Fork Mediterranean Grill 21919 66th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. Established in 2016. Open:  Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-8…

Playtime: Adventures in home schooling and Zoom learning

I started this week riding the high of a successful “Lunch and Learn” routine we had going in the first two weeks of our time at home. These “Lunch and Learns” — named after a midday event at my husband’s office — were planned to not only teach the kids some useful life skills, but…

44th Street Sliders extends fundraiser aimed at providing hot meals for seniors

Mountlake Terrace’s 44th Street Sliders has extended until April 20 its efforts to provide hot meals to seniors in the community. Between now and April 20, the restaurant will donate a hot meal to senior citizens for every meal purchased at the restaurant. Owner Seaun Richards said that so far the effort has generated 250 meals…

Scratch Distillery switches from spirits to sanitizer to support first responders

With its tasting room and retail store closed during the COVID-19 shutdown, Edmonds-based Scratch Distillery owners Bryan and Kim Karrick are turning their creative energies in a new direction aimed at helping to our local first responders. They’re switching from Scratch’s award-winning potable spirits to a more humble — but increasingly essential — product now…