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Mill Creek and Snohomish County cooperating to widen Seattle Hill Road

Seattle Hill Road Improvement Project in Mill Creek.
Snohomish County plans to begin construction on the Seattle Hill Road Improvement project in 2017. Photo credit: Google Maps.

Snohomish County’s Seattle Hill Road widening project now has full support of the Mill Creek City Council. A year ago this was not the case.

The first week of September both the Mill Creek City Council and the Snohomish County Council approved an interlocal agreement to widen Seattle Hill Road between 35th Avenue SE and 132nd Street SE.

Registration now open for Mill Creek's 2014-2015 Youth Basketball League

Mill Creek Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball League sign-ups have begun and teams are being formed for the 2014-2015 season.
Mill Creek youth basketball teams playing a game. Photo courtesy of the City of Mill Creek.

Mill Creek Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball League sign-ups have begun and teams are being formed for the 2014-2015 season.

The Youth Basketball Program is for boys and girls in Kindergarten to 9th grades emphasizing fun while learning the fundamentals and promoting teamwork.

Left Coast/Right Coast: Building a house

Mike Gold, a retired entrepreneur "living the dream in the Pacific Northwest."
Mike Gold is a retired entrepreneur providing his views on various subjects. Photo credit: Nancy Gold.

Quite by accident, we found ourselves as “developers.” By developer I mean someone who purchases a plot of land (with or without a house on it), and builds a new house. Sounds easy right?

Well, after now having "developed" three homes, the most recent being one we actually moved into, I can safely say it isn’t easy.

Mill Creek Women’s Club Auction, "Thanks for Giving," is November 19th

The 2014 Mill Creek Women's Club Auction will be on November 19th at the Mill Creek Country Club.
Prospective new members make new friends at the Newcomers Coffee. Photo credit: Julie Bronemann..

Mill Creek Women’s Club is proud to support the YWCA’s Pathways for Women and again this year 100% of their annual auction proceeds will directly benefit the YWCA Pathways Children’s Domestic Violence program. “Thanks for Giving” will be held Wednesday, November 19th, at the beautiful Mill Creek Country Club.

Keeping kids safe in cars, a year-round job

September 14th-20th is 2014 Child Passenger Safety Week.

September 14-20 is Child Passenger Safety Week and it is an extremely busy time of year. School has started, families are busy, and nationally certified child passenger safety technicians are gearing up to provide resources to educate caregivers on how to safely transport children in their cars.

Take advantage of Car Check Saturday to get your child car seats inspected.

Everett School Board to seek the public's thoughts beginning in September

Jackson High School is overcrowd and will be even more so in the future.
Jackson High School cafeteria during lunch. Built in 1994, for 1,500 students, the school cafeteria was expanded in 2011 to make room for more students. Today the school has more than 2,000 students in grades nine through 12. Eleven portables are also used for classrooms. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

The Everett School Board is launching long-term processes in September and October seek the public’s thoughts about managing newly vacant district property, and solutions for student enrollment growth.

"In pursuit of the perfect lawn," from the Whistling Gardener

Originally reserved for the aristocracy, lawns slowly trickled down to the working class and in the US after WWII they became synonymous with suburbia.
The Whistling Gardener shares his thoughts on pursuing a perfect lawn. Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

The Whistling Gardener's column is about being in pursuit of the perfect lawn.

Let’s face it, for the most part the lawn is the man’s domain. It is literally his “turf” and when left alone he can spend endless hours mowing, edging, aerating, dethatching, feeding, reseeding, watering and weeding not to mention the time it takes to keep his trusty John Deere steed in good running condition.