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2013 Run of the Mill 5K to hand out virtual race bags

In an effort to reduce waste and cleanup after the race, the 2013 Run of the Mill 5K will provide their registered racers with a virtual race bag chock full of goodies.

In an effort to reduce waste and cleanup after the race, the 2013 Run of the Mill 5K has partnered with the industry-leading software platform, Virtual Race Bags® to provide their registered racers with a digital race bag chock full of goodies.

This is being done to eliminate unnecessary waste from plastic bags full of paper, and to provide a more effective way for local businesses to provide the registered racers with their coupons and offers.

4th of July fireworks go on sale on June 28, 2013

Fireworks go on sale for the Fourth of July festivities in Washington State on Friday, June 28, 2013. Washington State law allows sales of consumer fireworks to begin on June 28, 2013, at noon and end on July 5, 2013, at 11:00 pm.

Fireworks go on sale for the Fourth of July festivities in Washington State on Friday, June 28, 2013. Washington State law allows sales of consumer fireworks to begin on June 28, 2013, at noon and end on July 5, 2013, at 11:00 pm.

A number of cities and counties have restricted or banned the sale and discharge of fireworks.  Be sure to check with your local jurisdiction before using fireworks.

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy announced that the number of retail fireworks stand licenses issued in 2013 is down 2.5%, or 23 licenses, from 2012.  A state license is required before a city or county can issue a permit to operate a fireworks stand in Washington.

The fireworks regulations for North Puget Sound Cities and unincorporated Snohomish County are as follows:

Polygon NW makes progress on East Gateway Urban Village development

Polygon Northwest has already begun grading the site of their multi-use development in Mill Creek’s East Gateway Urban Village.

Polygon Northwest has already begun grading the site of their multi-use development in Mill Creek’s East Gateway Urban Village. As well, their informal meetings with Mill Creek’s Design Review Board over the past months have resulted in design improvements in building elevations, materials and landscaping design, which should result in quick final approvals.

The next step in the process will occur at the June 26, 2013 public hearing when the Mill Creek Hearing Examiner will receive public input on the project’s binding site plan. The binding site plan being considered only includes the residential portion of the complex. The commercial development will be considered at at later date.

2013 Mill Creek Festival Main Stage lineup is announced

The 2013 Mill Creek Festival will run Saturday, July 13th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 14th from 11 a.m. To 5 p.m.

One of Mill Creek's summer highlights and a favorite family event is the Mill Creek Festival, which is put on the the Mill Creek Business Association. 

The 2013 Mill Creek Festival will run Saturday, July 13th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 14th from 11 a.m. To 5 p.m.

The Main Stage at the beer and wine garden is a fun place to enjoy continuous, live entertainment throughout the weekend and the area will stay open for an extra hour on both days.

Snohomish County Sheriff’s helicopter to test emergency notification device in Mill Creek

Sometime between 4 and 6 pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s helicopter, SnoHawk 10, will fly over the Sheriff’s Office South Precinct in Mill Creek and other locations to test a long-range acoustic device called the LRAD 500XTM.

If you hear voices from the sky along Mill Creek Boulevard on Wednesday afternoon, don't be alarmed. It is just the Snohomish County Sheriff's office testing a new gadget.

Sometime between 4 and 6 pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s helicopter, SnoHawk 10, will fly over the Sheriff’s Office South Precinct in Mill Creek and other locations to test a long-range acoustic device called the LRAD 500XTM.

Jackson High School Student represents King and Snohomish Counties at Science Expo

Madison Warnke, senior, was selected to represent King and Snohomish Counties at the Seattle Science Festival Expo Day held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Seattle Center!

H.M. Jackson High School student, Madison Warnke, gets a hands-on opportunity to be a real scientist.

Madison Warnke, senior, was selected to represent King and Snohomish Counties at the Seattle Science Festival Expo Day held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Seattle Center!

Her research titled The Effects of 1/f Noise on the Cognitive Ability of High School Students in an Educational Setting was on display all day at the festival.

Host families needed this July to welcome 34 Spanish students

This summer, 34 students from Spain, aged 14-18, will be coming to our community from July 3 – July 29.

June 13, 2013 update

Most of the 34 students have found host families, but several still need places to stay. Please consider this opportunity for your family to discover a new culture!

This summer, 34 students from Spain, aged 14-18, will be coming to our community from July 3 – July 29. They are coming to improve their English, learn about American culture, as well as share their own culture with you! We know our volunteer host families' lives are busy so, hosting with EHP is the perfect balance. By hosting for only 3 ½ weeks, you will be able to get an introduction to another culture, without having to make a long-term commitment.

Open your heart and home to one of our students for a few short weeks this summer; share your America and make a new life-long friend!

Herbie Martin seeks Mill Creek City Council seat

Herbie Martin has announced his candidacy for Mill Creek City Council position number one.

Herbie Martin has announced his candidacy for Mill Creek City Council position number one.

This is Martin’s first time running for public office, but he was previously elected to Union Local 843’s Executive Board.

Martin has worked for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services for the past 12 years and is a 20-year United States Army veteran. He received his Masters Degree from Seattle University in 2009 and his Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Leo University in 1992. He currently serves the Washington State Labor Council as Vice President and is a member of standing on the Diversity Committee.

Martin has a history of community service. He served on the North Seattle Community College Diversity Advisory Committee, Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry Student Advisory Committee, and the Yesler Community Center Board. He supports school sports events, Mill Creek Parks and Recreation events and established a non-profit organization for veterans.

Douglas Carlson is running for Mill Creek City Council

Douglas Carlson announced he is running for Mill Creek City Council position number two. Carlson is a Washington native and has lived most of his life in the Northwest.

Douglas Carlson announced he is running for Mill Creek City Council position number two.

Carlson is a Washington native and has lived most of his life in the Northwest. He loves Washington State and spending time with his sweetheart and her rambunctious four-year-old grandson.

Most recently Carlson worked as an Interdisciplinary Scientist for the United States Food and Drug Administration taking a leadership role over a team of scientists responding to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and earlier, to the melamine outbreak of 2008.

Carlson loves his community and is committed to lending his time and talents to the City Council. He is devoted to the preservation and beautification of his community and environment and is committed to valid scientific processes in education, community health, nutrition, and environment.

Mill Creek Business Association awards five college scholarships

The Mill Creek Business Association awarded college scholarships worth $2,000 each to five local high school students at their May 21, 2013 monthly lunch meeting.

The Mill Creek Business Association awarded college scholarships worth $2,000 each to five local high school students at their May 21, 2013 monthly lunch meeting.

Bridget Barrington, Mill Creek Business Association Vice President, presented the scholarships to the following local high school seniors:

Hannah Dowdell – Cascade High School.

Samantha Hemler – Henry M. Jackson High School.

Kenneth Neaville - Henry M. Jackson High School.

Colton Popp – Archbishop Murphy High School.

Chad Weholt – Henry M. Jackson High School.

Announcing the June 13th Second Thursday Art Walk artists

The Mill Creek Town Center Business Association along with the City of Mill Creek’s Art & Beautification Board is pleased to announce the artists for the June 13th Mill Creek Town Center Second Thursday Art Walk.

The Mill Creek Town Center Business Association along with the City of Mill Creek’s Art & Beautification Board is pleased to announce the artists for the June 13th Mill Creek Town Center Second Thursday Art Walk.

The event will run from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Donna Michelson, Mill Creek City Councilmember liaison to the Art & Beautification Board, has been involved in the planning, “The Art & Beautification Board are very excited about the upcoming Art Walk.  This is the second year for this new event and we have added an extra month (June) to make it four months total.”

“The Board members have been working extremely hard to make this very successful and have tried to match up artists with appropriate businesses.”

2013 Movies in the Park - Willis Tucker Park

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening and a fun outdoor movie on Thursday evenings this summer at Willis Tucker Community Park beginning July 11, 2013.

Enjoy a beautiful summer evening and a fun outdoor movie on Thursday evenings this summer at Willis Tucker Community Park beginning July 11, 2013. 

Seating is on grass so bring low-back lawn chairs and blankets for comfort.  Popcorn and soda will be available for purchase.

  • Admission is free, however, donations benefiting Snohomish County Parks will be gratefully accepted. Open seating begins at 7:00 p.m.
  • Pre-movie entertainment provided by Gold Creek Community Church includes bouncy houses, Games on Wheels (video game trailer), Laser Tag, balloon animals, etc.
  • Mill Creek Lions Club will provide snacks, including popcorn, candy, soda, water, etc.
  • The Sno-Isle Library's Bookmobile will be on hand with available books related to the movies shown on screen.

Firefighters quickly knock down garage fire south of Mill Creek

Snohomish County Fire District 7 firefighters quickly handled a garage fire south of Mill Creek on Thursday afternoon, June 6, 2013. One person was taken to hospital with burns to his legs and face.

Snohomish County Fire District 7 firefighters quickly handled a garage fire south of Mill Creek on Thursday afternoon, June 6, 2013. One person was taken to hospital with burns to his legs and face.

Autumn Waite, Snohomish County Fire District 7 Public Information Officer reported, “Just after 2:30 pm. Snohomish County Fire District 7 responded to a report of a garage fire in the 2000 block of 196th St. SE just north of Bothell in unincorporated Snohomish County.“

Mill Creek man killed in high-speed motorcycle crash

A 27-year-old Mill Creek man was killed in a high-speed motorcycle accident in the 2300 block of 132nd Street SE on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm.

June 5, 2013 update

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the deceased as 27 year old James V. Beaudry from Mill Creek.

Original June 4, 2013 article

A 27-year-old Mill Creek man was killed in a high-speed motorcycle accident in the 2300 block of 132nd Street SE on Monday evening, June 3rd.

Mill Creek Police Information Officer Ian Durkee reported, “Mill Creek Police officers responded to a collision involving a Suzuki motorcycle and a four door Volkswagen sedan in the 2300 block of 132nd St SE.”

“When officers and fire personnel arrived, the motorcyclist, a male in his twenties from Mill Creek, was found deceased in the brush on the north side of 132nd Street SE in the 2300 block. The two occupants of the Volkswagen were uninjured.”

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