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Vintage of Mill Creek affordable senior housing development in East Gateway Urban Village passes huge milestone

Architect's depiction of The Vintage of Mill Creek's mixed-use development. Image courtesy of nystron+olson architecture.

Hearing Examiner Pro Tem Emily Terrell approved the Vintage of Mill Creek binding site plan on Wednesday, April 27th. This major milestone allows the developer to apply for site preparation permits and to submit plans to Mill Creek’s Design Review Board for final review.

Prevent Wildfire Arson in Washington—Spread the Facts Not the Fire

National Arson Awareness Week is May 1-7 and focuses on “Prevent Wildfire Arson – Spread the Facts Not the Fire.”

Wildfire Arson – the intentional and/or reckless burning of underdeveloped wildland or uncultivated land – is the cause of many large and damaging wildfires throughout the United States.

"My May To Do List," by the Whistling Gardener

Here we are in high gear with the “petal to the metal,” so to speak. All of us are trying to cram a year’s worth of gardening into one month and it doesn’t seem to work very well

Here we are in high gear with the “petal to the metal,” so to speak. All of us are trying to cram a year’s worth of gardening into one month and it doesn’t seem to work very well, does it? It’s important to remember that gardening is more of a marathon than a sprint and we will enjoy it a whole lot more if we spread out the work over the entire year. Here are some things to consider this month.

Monroe Fire District 3 Fire Commissioners vote to put merger with Fire District 7 on August 2nd Primary Election ballot

The Board of Fire Commissioners for Monroe Fire District 3 unanimously passed a resolution asking voters to approve merging with Snohomish County Fire District 7. The measure, approved by all five commissioners, will be on the August 2nd Primary Election ballot.

The Board of Fire Commissioners for Monroe Fire District 3 unanimously passed a resolution asking voters to approve merging with Snohomish County Fire District 7. The measure, approved by all five commissioners, will be on the August 2nd Primary Election ballot.

Left Coast / Right Coast: The Internet of Things (hold on, rough ride ahead!)

Mike Gold is a retired entrepreneur "living the dream in the Pacific Northwest. Photo credit: Nancy Gold.

Serial entrepreneur Mike Gold's newest venture is looking at, among other things, the next generation of the Internet. Many call it, for lack of a better term, The Internet of Things. Most simply stated, everything around us with which we interact, will – according to experts, have an IP address.