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Smoke alarms alert Mill Creek residents to apartment fire

Snohomish County Fire District 7 was dispatched to an apartment fire in the 1200 block of Mill Creek Boulevard just after 2 a.m. on February 28, 2013.

Snohomish County Fire District 7 was dispatched to an apartment fire in the 1200 block of Mill Creek Boulevard just after 2 a.m. on February 28, 2013. Crews arrived to find smoke coming from the three-story apartment building.

Residents in the first-floor apartment where the fire started were alerted to the fire by smoke alarms and evacuated the building. A neighbor quickly pulled the fire alarm alerting the rest of the building to the fire.

Mill Creek to get new K-9 dog thanks to local businessman

Ken Armstrong, Mill Creek City Manager, announced that Mill Creek’s new K-9 program suffered a setback when the City’s K-9 team was pulled out of training.

February 25, 2013 update.

According to Ken Armstrong there is a happy beginning to Mongo’s next chapter, “Mongo did find a new home (on a farm in Oregon) and by all accounts is one happy camper!”

Officer Ian Durkee said that he and Axel are getting to know one another and will begin a new training course soon, “I am really impressed with Axel so far and am eager to get into training with him. We are working on getting into a K-9 academy being hosted by Redmond PD, but there is no set start date for that yet.”

February 19, 2013 article

At the February 12, 2013 City Council meeting Ken Armstrong, Mill Creek City Manager, announced that Mill Creek’s new K-9 program suffered a setback when the City’s K-9 team was pulled out of training.

Mill Creek Women's Club members get an "Antiques Roadshow" education

Members and guests of the Mill Creek Women's Club enjoyed a fun “Antiques Roadshow” experience at the February 20th, 2013 luncheon.

Members and guests of the Mill Creek Women's Club enjoyed a fun “Antiques Roadshow” experience at the February 20th, 2013 luncheon. Edmonds antiques appraiser Mike Odell was the guest speaker, and members were invited to bring along their family heirlooms and collectibles for appraisal.

Odell entertained members and guests of the Mill Creek Women's Club with his many stories of growing up and working in London and his fascinating career in the antiques business. Odell told the group that during his career he has sold everything from a Russian Spacecraft to the facade of a building. He even bought $500 worth of seats from the old Kingdome for $5 each and sold them on Ebay for $350 each.

2013 Mill Creek Library surveys show mixed results

A representative from Sno-Isle Libraries presented the results of the 2013 Mill Creek Library surveys at the February 6th Mill Creek Library Board meeting.

Sno-Isles Libraries conducted an on-line survey and a phone survey from January 18-28, 2013 to help them figure out whether or not to ask voters for money to replace the existing Mill Creek Library with a larger one.

The answers are not conclusive.

The on-line survey introduction explained that Sno-Isles Libraries is looking for “ways to better meet community needs at the Mill Creek Library, including parking, a meeting room for library programs and community groups and more space for books, CDs and other library materials.”

“Sno-Isle Libraries is considering relocating the library to a larger area along 132nd Avenue Southeast near Seattle Hill Road. Please take a few minutes to complete this anonymous survey about a potential larger library in a new Mill Creek location.”

A representative from Sno-Isle Libraries presented the results of the 2013 Mill Creek Library surveys at the February 6th Mill Creek Library Board meeting.

East Gateway Urban Village Update – February 2013

Development of the East Gateway Urban Village continues to move forward.

Development of the East Gateway Urban Village continues to move forward.

Economic development of underutilized areas of Mill Creek has been the City’s focus since the adoption of Mill Creek’s Strategic Plan on April 10, 2012.

Mill Creek’s Strategic Plan and Comprehensive Plan both highlight the East Gateway Urban Village as a main source of increased revenue for the City.

Mill Creek teachers earn National Board Certification in 2012

The National Board’s “class of 2012” has added 15 colleagues to the 138 instructional staff in Everett Public Schools who have successfully completed their National Boards.

Over 50% of the Everett Public School teachers who earned National Board Certification in 2012 are from Mill Creek schools.

The National Board’s “class of 2012” has added 15 colleagues to the 138 instructional staff in Everett Public Schools who have successfully completed their National Boards. The latest “class of 2012” were among only 575 to earn certification in the state.

Puget Sound Energy working with Mill Creek to improve road patches

A Puget Sound Energy paving contractor is in the process of replacing the temporary cold-patch on Village Green Drive and 148th Street SE with a more permanent hot-patch that will be much smoother and more drivable. Part of the patched roadway will be completely refinished with an overlay this summer.

A Puget Sound Energy paving contractor is in the process of replacing the temporary cold-patch on Village Green Drive and 148th Street SE with a more permanent hot-patch that will be much smoother and more drivable.

Part of the patched roadway will be completely refinished with an overlay this summer as described in the following article:

Mill Creek’s ageing roads to get a new lease on life

Where to dine in and around Mill Creek this Valentine's Day

Love is in the air as the biggest date night of 2013, Valentine's Day, approaches. It's a good idea to reserve a table as soon as possible at a restaurant you've been meaning to try or at your favorite spot in Mill Creek.

Love is in the air as the biggest date night of 2013, Valentine's Day, approaches. It's a good idea to reserve a table as soon as possible at a restaurant you've been meaning to try or at your favorite spot in Mill Creek. We've listed some local restaurants that are offering a special multi-course menu or special menu items.

Call all restaurants ahead of time to check on complete offerings and pricing, and to inquire about reservations.

Kafe Neo
(425) 357-0512
Kafe Neo is having a special dinner for $69.99 per couple. This includes a champagne toast, soup and salad, an appetizer to share. Steak and Lobster dinner for each person and Molten Chocolate Cookie Sundae to share.

La Palmera
(425) 379-5100
La Palmera is serving a special dinner for two, choices include skillet steak, grilled chicken and prawns, rice and salad for $29.95 per couple.

Tablas Woodstone Taverna
(425) 948-7654
Tablas is offering a special six course menu for $55 per person. This includes a choice of appetizers, soup, salad, entrees such as Seafood Medley with Fresh Pasta and Surf & Turf , followed by dessert.

Wasabi Bay
(425) 743-4424
Chef Kyung Oh is preparing a special three course meal.  This includes nine bites appetizers, such as toro sashimi, spicy scallop and shrimp tempura , followed by a two foot long roll, made up of three chef special rolls and dessert of green tea tiramisu with berries.  The cost is: $80.00 per couple.

2013 Mill Creek Karelian Bear Dog 5K Race

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Karelian Bear Dog program is holding its second annual 5K event in Mill Creek on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Karelian Bear Dog program is holding its second annual 5K event in Mill Creek on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

That’s right, you and your furry friend 5K run.

Be sure to register on or before March 21st to save on your registration fee!

According to Erika Thomas, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesperson, “It’s an opportunity for people and their dogs to participate together.  We will also have several of our Karelian Bear Dogs and their handlers at the event so people and their dogs will be able to meet them.”

Mill Creek's Stroller Strides wants to help mothers in fitness, motherhood, and life

If you've spent any time in Mill Creek Town Center over the last couple of years you may have noticed a group of moms with little ones in strollers working out together. This is the highly successful business Stroller Strides®.

If you've spent any time in Mill Creek Town Center over the last couple of years you may have noticed a group of moms with little ones in strollers working out together. This is the highly successful business Stroller Strides®.

Jami Ray purchased Mill Creek's Stroller Strides® business in July 2010. Jami had been a Stroller Strides® member with the previous owner since her daughter was six months old.

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