Community Focus

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:52am

Donate sweaters at The Enterprise

The Enterprise Newspapers is a donation point in the eighth annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive.

The drive, an annual event of KCTS-TV and Northwest Harvest, collects new and gently used sweaters for needy individuals in the Puget Sound region.

The Enterprise offices are at 4303 198th St. SW, Lynnwood. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drive runs through February.

Citizens Academy starts in February

The Lynnwood Police Department is accepting applications for its Citizen Academy.

The 16-week course, which meets 7-10 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 10-May 26, provides an in-depth look at how the police department works.

Topics include officer safety and defensive tactics; detectives, fingerprints, DNA and homicide investigation; a tour of the jail and 911 center; and a ride-along with an officer.

For more information or to request an application, call spokeswoman Trudy Dana at 425-744-6939 or go to

‘Be mine’ party

at MLT library

Bring your sweetheart and your sweet tooth for a celebration of love and friendship. The Mountlake Terrace Library will have crafts, stories and treats funded by the Friends of the Mountlake Terrace Library. The free event is from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12 and is for children ages 5-12 with a parent or caregiver at the Mountlake Terrace Library on 58th Ave. W in Mountlake Terrace, next to the City Hall.

Need help getting back to work?

Are you a woman who needs to re-enter the workforce because of divorce, separation, death or disability of a spouse, or loss of welfare? If so, find tools and support, at no cost to you, in workshops presented by the Displaced Homemaker Center from Pathways for Women YWCA. The next workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday Jan. 31 – Feb. 15 at the Mountlake Terrace Church of Christ at 21507 52nd Ave. W. The class is designed specifically for women who have spent at least 10 years as a homemaker not working outside the home and now find it necessary to earn a living. Additional registration spots may be available for other low-income women seeking employment, please call for details. Transportation and childcare assistance may be available. Info:425-258-2766. ext. 226.

Bowl for the Little Red School House

Little Red School House of Lynnwood, Wash., is holding its 15th Annual “Challenge for Children Bowlathon” fund-raiser on Saturday, March 12. They are seeking teams of four to five bowlers to help raise money for children with, or at risk of, developmental delays or disabilities, and their families.

To join in the fun, teams of four to five bowlers register in advance and collect pledges from individual sponsors (friends, neighbors, family, co-workers) who pledge per pin amounts or make flat pledges. Call 425-353-5656 or 425-775-6070 for more information or to register your team.

Little Red School House has been providing specialized education and therapy services to children with developmental delays and disabilities in Snohomish County for more than 40 years. The children exhibit many types of handicapping conditions, including Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome and vision or hearing impairments, to name but a few. Little Red School House offers them individual and group learning opportunities, occupational and physical therapy, speech and language services and feeding therapies, along with family support programs.

Food banks need volunteers

Concern For Neighbors Food Bank in Mountlake Terrace needs people who can drive a truck (yours or theirs) and helpers who can ride along to pick up food during the week. Call 425-778-7227 message phone and leave your name.

Other area food banks: Lynnwood (425-745-1635) and Edmonds (425-778-5833) need people who can help sort and pass out food on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday or just show up at one of the locations and offer your services. MLT and Edmonds Monday-Tuesday 8 a.m. until Noon. Lynnwood- Wednesday Noon until 6 p.m.

Sponsor the

next Hi!5 Run

The Rotary Club of Lynnwood is looking for sponsors for the next Hi!5 Run in Lynnwood scheduled for Aug. 28, 2005.

The 5K and 10K runs are looking for different sponsorships such as the title sponsor for $10,000 and co-sponsors for $5,000. The title sponsors receive exclusive premier location on the back of the official Lynnwood Hi!5 shirts. According to Rotary sponsor committee members some other benefits include marketing money leverage with a 300,000 plus marketing exposure. Recognition for involvement in the local community and support of Rotary programs. Sponsors who sign up soon will also receive other benefits. To be included in the advertising material, all sponsorships must be secured by March 31, 2005. There are also other promotional opportunities. Call Harry Truitt at 425-771-2679 for more information.

Boys &Girls Club new teen center

The Alderwood Boys &Girls Club had a grand opening for their new teen center on Sept. 29. The new teen center consists of a multimedia entertainment system, computers, furniture, pool, foos ball and ping pong. The teen center will be open to kids in grades 7-12. For more information call the club at 425-258-2436.

Lost a bike or have it stolen?

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department’s evidence room is overflowing with lost or stolen and found bicycles.

Police officials there said folks don’t always think to report their bicycles missing to police and also don’t think to call area police departments to check if they’ve been found. So by the end of the summer police department’s have several bicycles that if not claimed would be auctioned off.

When calling a police department to inquire about a lost or stolen bicycle be prepared to have a full description of the bike and the registration information if you have it and an approximate date the bike was found missing.

Mountlake Terrace residents wishing to register their bicycle, skateboard or motorized scooter can do so for free at the Mountlake Terrace Police Department.

For more information about lost or stolen bicycles call your local police department. For Mountlake Terrace 425-670-8260, for Lynnwood call 425-744-6900 and for Brier 425-775-5452.

Have a court date? Click here:

Citizens can now go to a new website,, and look up their court dates by clicking on “find your court date” and entering a valid name or case number.

All courts in Washington including Lynnwood Municipal and South Snohomish County District Court are on the site except for Seattle Municipal Court.

Given that court proceedings may be rescheduled at any time, official said, users are encouraged to call their local court the morning of their appearance. An automated court directory is also available online via the Washington Courts website, combined with a “Courthouse Locator” which provides maps and directions to every courthouse throughout Washington State. For the Lynnwood Municipal Court call 425-670-6668. For the South Snohomish County District Court call 425-774-8803.

Donate an old cell phone for safety

Project Donate a Phone is back on and the need is high, say officials for The Snohomish County Center for Battered Women.

The center is in need of old or new cellular phones, even ones with missing parts can help, Center officials said. Usable cell phones will be provided free to all women who use the center’s services. In case of emergency old phones can still be used to dial 911. The ones that can’t be used will be recycled to a business who has agreed to pay the non-profit organization for parts. To donate phones, drop them off at the Mountlake Terrace Police Department at 5906 232nd St. SW. For more information call Terri or Vicci at 425-259-2827.

Donate your old car for a local cause

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County have started a car donation program. Funds from the program will benefit the activities of the Boys and Girls Clubs. For more information call 1-800-246-0493.

Community Focus briefs for the cities of Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace and Brier can be sent to or mailed to 4303 198th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA. 98036, attention Shannon Sessions. E-mail is preferred. Include contact number with area code for publication in the newspaper. Briefs are printed on a space-available basis.

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