Community Focus

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:28am

Open house about new traffic signal

Everyone is invited to an informational open house about the proposed construction of a traffic signal at Alderwood Mall Boulevard and 40th Avenue West. Preliminary design and funding information will be available as well as a chance to comment on the plans.

The open house is set for 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Lynnwood Library meeting room, 19200 block of 44th Avenue West.

The city of Lynnwood received a $175,000 federal Hazard Elimination and Safety Grant to help fund the design and construction of the traffic signal at this location. The rest of the funding for the $350,000 project will be supplied by the city of Lynnwood.

For information, contact Jesse Perrault, project manager, at or 425-670-6635.

Spring auction, fashion show

Soroptimist International Seattle North is inviting everyone to a Spring Fling auction and fashion show for high tea, fashion and fun. The event features a live auction, silent auction, door prizes and raffle.

The event is set for 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Ballinger Lake Golf Course clubhouse in Mountlake Terrace.

Tickets are $35 per person. Proceeds will benefit the NW Burn Foundation camp scholarships, Jubilee Women’s center, YWCA, Girls Scouts, Women’s Union Gospel Mission and other local women’s and girls’ charities.

For information or tickets, call Cielito Rivera at 425-218-9185.

North Lynnwood Park work party

A community volunteer work party at North Lynnwood Park is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 1. Lynnwood Elementary School students, parents, faculty, volunteers and Starbucks employees will spread 80 cubic yards of play chips in the new playground and remove invasive plants adjacent to the elementary school.

Everyone is welcome to join. The City will supply equipment and materials, Starbucks will supply refreshments for the work party. If it rains, the event will be rescheduled to April 8.

Scouts collect

for food banks

Boy Scouts in South Snohomish County are organizing a two-week canned food drive for several local food banks.

The “Together, We ‘Can’ Drive Out Hunger” campaign runs March 23 through April 6.

Scouts will have collection bins at participating grocery stores and will be on site to personally collect donations March 25 and 26 and April 1 and 2.

The locations are: Albertsons Food and Drug in Bothell, Lynnwood, Mill Creek and Mountlake Terrace; Fred Meyer in Bothell and Lynnwood; Petosa’s Family Grocery in Edmonds; QFC Food Center in Canyon Park, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace; Roger’s Market Place in Mountlake Terrace; Safeway Food and Drug in Edmonds and Lynnwood; and Top Food in Lynnwood.

Police offer class for ESL immigrants

The Lynnwood Police Department is offering a new Citizens Academy for people who speak English as a second language.

An introductory meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at the Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W. The course runs April 26 to May 16.

Much like the regular Citizens Academy offered by the department, this free, four-week course will help familiarize residents with city operations, including cops and courts.

For more information, call 425-775-1971 or go to

Terrace gardens need extra hands

The Mountlake Terrace Garden Club is getting ready to plant fresh flowers around the city’s welcome signs and they could use a few more volunteers.

Club members will start clearing the flower beds at nine different sites after Mother’s Day, said vice president Dave Mercer. The flowers will be planted on the weekend after Memorial Day. The work will take about four hours, Mercer said. Volunteers are welcome to join. For information, call Mercer at 425-774-8440.

Two firefighters become captains

Snohomish County Fire District 1 promoted Joe Hughes and Shaughn Maxwell to the rank of captain.

Hughes has been with the department for eight years and has been a firefighter for 11 years. He completed his paramedic training at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in 2002. Hughes is assigned to Mountlake Terrace Fire Station 19. He is a native of Kirkland and a 1994 graduate of Lake Washington High School.

Maxwell has been a firefighter for 17 years and a paramedic for 13 years. A native of the Methow Valley, he has been employed at Fire District 1 for 10 years. Maxwell has been assigned to serve as a medical services officer in the Emergency Medical Services Division at Fire District 1 Headquarters.

Where is the Easter Bunny?

The Enterprise Newspapers is on the hunt for events to feature in its annual Easter calendar, which will run in the newspaper’s “Out and About” section beginning with the March 31 edition and running through the April 14 issue.

Submit your community egg hunts and Easter bunny appearances by e-mail to or by mail to Enterprise Newspapers, features editor, 4303 198th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA, 98036. Please include date, time, location, a brief description of activities and a public phone number for readers who may have questions. Calendar listings run on a space-available basis.

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