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Early morning Mill Creek fire contained to one apartment

Snohomish County Fire District 7 was dispatched to a Mill Creek apartment fire in the 1100 block of 156th Place SE just before 12:30 am on Thursday, August 21, 2014.
Damage was contained to the one first floor apartment, which was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Photo courtesy of Snohomish County Fire District 7.

Snohomish County Fire District 7 was dispatched to a Mill Creek apartment fire in the 1100 block of 156th Place SE just before 12:30 am on Thursday, August 21st.

A neighbor had called 911 reporting there were flames visible inside a first floor window.

Town of Clearview jeopardized by legal marijuana businesses

The Clearview Community Association will address public safety concerns at a town hall meeting on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. Chief among the topics to be discussed will be the eight marijuana outlets now open within a short stretch of SR 9.
Elected Clearview Community Association councilmembers with new road sign. Left to right: Jared Adams, Stefan Grunkemeier, Jeff Thomas and Trina Eddy (Karmel Ackerman not shown). Photo courtesy of Clearview Community Association.

The Clearview Community Association will address public safety concerns at a town hall meeting on Wednesday, August 27th.

Chief among the topics to be discussed at the Clearview Community Center that night will be the eight marijuana outlets now open within a short stretch of State Route 9 in unincorporated Snohomish County.

Fall is a lot like spring only better, from the Whistling Gardener

In this last week of August take stock of your beds and if you are ready to pull out the summer annuals then do it now, spade in some new compost and organic fertilizer.
Fall is for planting. Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

It’s hard to believe that I am talking about fall when it is still high summer and there is a good one to two months left of decent weather.

In this last week of August take stock of your beds and if you are ready to pull out the summer annuals then do it now, spade in some new compost and organic fertilizer and let the beds breathe for a week or two while you think about what you want to plant for the fall.

"Why I Eat Green Smoothies (Even though they’re not Ayurveda approved)," from Kate Towell

Kate Towell loves green smoothies.
Kate Towell shares why she loves green smoothies and how to make them more Ayurveda-friendly. Photo courtesy of Kate Towell's blog.

I follow a daily routine, eat with the season, get my sleep, meditate, practice yoga, cook with ghee, cleanse seasonally and participate in a whole host of Ayurveda approved diet and lifestyle choices, but I admit I love green smoothies especially this time of year.

It’s Back to Garden Club time!

2014-15 Mill Creek Garden Club Officers. Left to right: Mary Carlson, Lisa Gerould, Michael Crawford, Linda Lunt and Lyndal Kennedy.  Photo by Lila Johnson
2014-15 Mill Creek Garden Club Officers. Left to right: Mary Carlson, Lisa Gerould, Michael Crawford, Linda Lunt and Lyndal Kennedy. Photo credit: Lila Johnson.

After a spectacular summer Mill Creek Garden Club members will put down their hand trowels, brush off the dirt and return to Garden Club meetings. Spruced up, excited to return and ready to socialize, members will reconnect with friends, enjoy great guest speakers and savor appetizing buffet lunches.

Suspect in July 30th Wells Fargo Bank robbery captured

The man suspected of robbing at least five banks last month was arrested Tuesday afternoon, August 19, 2014.
Photo of suspect taken during Wells Fargo Bank robbery. Image courtesy of Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

The man suspected of robbing at least five banks last month was arrested Tuesday afternoon, August 19th.

Nicknamed the “Alabama Band Bandit,” the 40 year-old Woodinville man was apprehended by the Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force (SCVOTF) near 128th St SW and I-5 around 1 pm.

Northwest Reads by the University Book Store: “Jim: Jim Woodring’s Notorious Autojournal” by Jim Woodring

"Jim: Jim Woodring’s Notorious Autojournal" is an ideal entry point to the most revelatory and personal work of this artist, whose work has been described as “marrying [Pogo creator] Walt Kelly with Salvador Dali,” and “filling the gap left between Betty Crocker and Hieronymous Bosch.”
“Jim: Jim Woodring’s Notorious Autojournal” by Jim Woodring, from Fantagraphics Books.

Heralded as a “medium-changing genius,” and “one of the great cartoonists of his generation,” Jim Woodring has been quietly but steadily plying his trade under our noses for over 25 years.

"Jim: Jim Woodring’s Notorious Autojournal" is an ideal entry point to the most revelatory and personal work of this artist, whose work has been described as “marrying [Pogo creator] Walt Kelly with Salvador Dali,” and “filling the gap left between Betty Crocker and Hieronymous Bosch.”

August 2014 Mill Creek Women’s Club News

Mill Creek Women’s Club 2014/2015 Board members.
Mill Creek Women’s Club 2014/2015 Board members. Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Women’s Club.

Mill Creek Women's Club News: If you have recently moved to the Greater Mill Creek area or have been here for a while and share our philosophy and mission of “Women Committed to Enhancing Our Community Through Friendship and Philanthropy,” then we would love to meet you at our annual Newcomer’s Coffee in September.

The 5th annual Kids Fun Run was a big success with over $1,000 donated to the American Red Cross

The Mill Creek Parks & Recreation Department and Run26 held the 5th annual Kids Fun Run on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Heatherwood Middle School track and field.
Volunteers from Jackson High School Track Team at the 5th annual Kids Fun Run. Photo courtesy of Mill Creek Parks & Recreation.

The Mill Creek Parks & Recreation Department and Run26 held the 5th annual Kids Fun Run on Saturday, August 9th, at Heatherwood Middle School track and field. This year the American Red Cross will receive $1,105 from the run.