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Fire at mobile home near Silver Lake causes heavy damage

No one was injured in a fire just before 7 a.m. on April 13, 2013 that caused heavy damage and forced a couple from their mobile home in the Silver Lake neighborhood south of Everett.

No one was injured in a fire this morning that caused heavy damage and forced a couple from their mobile home in the Silver Lake neighborhood south of Everett.

The fire was reported just before 7 a.m. on April 13, 2013 in a double-wide mobile home in the 12200 block of Nels Peters Road. A smoke alarm alerted the couple to the fire and they were able to safely escape with their dog.

The mobile home was engulfed in smoke when firefighters arrived. When the first crew opened the front door to check conditions inside and make an interior attack, a firefighter stepped through the floor. He was not hurt.

About 40 firefighters from Fire District 1 and 7 and Mukilteo Fire Department responded. The unstable floor and heavy damage to the rest of the structure made it unsafe for firefighters to enter mobile home, so firefighters had to attack the fire from outside.

“Industrial signage” at Mill Creek City parks to be removed

At their regular April 9th meeting the Mill Creek City Council decided that the current plan for park signs was not well conceived, and that City staff should come up with another plan.

In the end, the original plan for park signs didn’t hold up to public scrutiny. At their regular April 9th meeting the Mill Creek City Council decided that the current plan for park signs was not well conceived, and that City staff should come up with another plan.

The 2006 Wayfinding Sign Program was meant to provide a common design for all signs in Mill Creek. At the time the City had just adopted a new logo, a number of the old wooden signs around the City were rotting away, and people needed way faring signs at various places to tell them where things were.

Professional development grant applications due April 15th

Along with your tax returns, professional development grant applications for up to $1,500 are due on April 15, 2013.

Along with your tax returns, professional development grant applications for up to $1,500 are due on April 15, 2013.

The Friends of the Mill Creek Library will award one or more grants up to $1,500 to defray professional development costs to support the provision of literacy education or the expansion of literacy services in our community.

Proposed projects may include seminars, courses, conference attendance, or other continuing education endeavors that support professional development.

Individuals must be actively engaged in the provision of literacy services or literacy education, and live, work, or otherwise have ties to the greater Mill Creek area.

Everett School District start and end time survey

Everett School District is conducting a "start and end time survey.” For a number of reasons the district is considering changes to school start and end times starting in fall 2013.

Everett School District is conducting a "start and end time survey."

In an effort to improve bus on-time schedules, increase bus route efficiency and save general budget dollars the district is considering changes to school start and end times starting in fall 2013.

The district will use information from this survey as it considers school schedules for next fall.

The survey will be open online through Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 8 a.m.

Rank four options being considered for next year's school schedule.

Woodside Elementary principal earns $5,000 LASER award

Woodside Elementary School principal Dr. Betty Cobbs was awarded the annual Science Education Advocate Award by the Washington State Leadership and Assistance Education Reform

Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) selected just five recipients for its annual Science Education Advocate Award. Two of those recipients have Everett connections. One is Dr. Betty Cobbs, long-time school district leader who is now principal at Woodside Elementary. The other recipient and only organization on the winners’ list is Imagine! Children’s Museum in downtown Everett.

Thanks to the Boeing Company, each of the state’s five winners has earned $5,000 to be given to the not-for-profit public education entity of their choice to use to benefit science education. Dr. Cobbs has chosen to award her $5,000 to Woodside Elementary School’s PTA. When asked why she chose that group, Cobbs explained, “PTA advocates for the well-being and education of all students. In addition, the Woodside PTA provides enrichment resources for our students. The funds will be reserved for expanding the library collection of non-fiction science books for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.”

2013 Eggstravaganza participants donated generously to Mill Creek Food Bank

2013 Eggstravaganza participants donated generously to Mill Creek Food Bank

A message from the Mill Creek Parks and Recreation staff and Youth Advisory Board members:

“Mill Creek Parks & Recreation staff along with the Youth Advisory Board members would like to ‘thank’ the local community members for their generous food donations that were received by the Mill Creek Food Bank. During the recent Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt held on March 30, 2013, attendees and participants donated 1,579 pounds of non perishable food items & cash donations.”

YWCA 2013 Snohomish County Inspire Luncheon with Elizabeth Gilbert

The YWCA Snohomish County Inspire Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013. The featured keynote speaker is Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of the memoirs, “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Committed."

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the YWCA Inspire Luncheons, when more than 3,400 guests come from far and wide for a lunchtime experience like no other.

The Luncheons are an opportunity to connect with others in support of a shared cause – empowering women and families – and celebrate the achievements of the YWCA across Seattle, King and Snohomish counties.

Spend your lunch time at the 2013 Inspire Luncheons to learn about the work of the YWCA, listen to engaging speeches, and be inspired by women whose lives were transformed by YWCA services.

The emcee for this event will be Jean Enersen of KING 5 TV.

“Eat, Pray, Love” is about the year Gilbert spent traveling the globe after a difficult divorce. It was embraced by women and men alike and made her a role model for readers around the world. The book was made into a movie starring Julia Roberts.

State Patrol Detectives seek witnesses

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a car vs. motorcycle serious injury collision that took place on January 25, 2013.

The Washington State Patrol Criminal Investigation Division (C.I.D.) is investigating a car vs. motorcycle serious injury collision that took place on January 25, 2013.  The collision occurred about 4:13 p.m. in the right lane of southbound I-5 at milepost 180 in Mountlake Terrace.  The motorcycle was slowing down for traffic when a Honda Prelude made a lane change and collided into it from the rear.

Detectives are seeking additional witnesses to the collision and any event leading up to it.  If you saw or heard anything, or know someone that did, please call C.I.D. Detective Charles Sletten at (360) 654-1144.

Mill Creek seeking volunteers to fill three Planning Commission vacancies

The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers for three Mill Creek Planning Commission seats that expire on April 30, 2013. The City Council will make the three-year appointments before the end of April.

The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers for three Mill Creek Planning Commission seats that expire on April 30, 2013. The City Council will make the three-year appointments before the end of April.

The sitting Commissioners whose term is expiring may apply for another appointment.

The City is looking for civic-minded volunteers who are interested in planning the “orderly and coordinated development of land and building uses of the City of Mill Creek and its environs.”

Planning Commission meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Elle Marie announces Elle-gant Gowns prom dress drive

Elle Marie Hair Studio organizes annual prom dress drive making it easier for young ladies to enjoy a night of dreams.

Elle Marie Hair Studio organizes annual prom dress drive making it easier for young ladies to enjoy a night of dreams.

Are old prom, homecoming and tolo dresses taking up space in your closet? Elle Marie Hair Studio can help! Now through April 14th, 2013, Elle Marie is collecting dresses for distribution to various schools throughout Snohomish County. To show their appreciation, the salon is offering $10 in Elle Marie Beauty Bucks to each guest that makes a donation.

Get ready for the 2013 Relay for Life of Mill Creek

The 2013 Mill Creek Relay for Life is in full swing! With 23 teams signed and 71 days till the event, they are well positioned to blow last years results out of the "Creek.” The event will take place June 1st and 2nd at McCollum Park.

The 2013 Mill Creek Relay for Life is in full swing! With 23 teams signed and 71 days till the event, they are well positioned to blow last years results out of the "Creek.” The event will take place June 1st-2nd at McCollum Park and will be an event that you will not want to miss.

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds raised truly make a difference in the fight against cancer – just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!

Relay teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Relay events are up to 24 hours in length and, because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. 

New Kiwanis Club being organized in Mill Creek

The Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International working in concert with citizens of Snohomish County is forming a Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek.

The Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International working in concert with citizens of Snohomish County is forming a Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek. The aims of the new club are to serve the needs of children in Mill Creek and Snohomish County as well as meeting other needs of the community, develop youth leaders, provide opportunities for leadership, business and social fellowship.

The first pre-organizational meeting will be held in Lynnwood on April 23, 2013, Tuesday, at Volunteers of America, 16300 Motor Place, Lynnwood, WA 98037. The meeting is expected to be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Citizens, 18 years or over, interested in improving the community and helping meet the needs of children are welcome to attend the meeting and become a Charter Member of the new Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek. The club is expected to be chartered in May.  A person, 18 years or over, can sign up for Charter Membership on the Internet at millcreekkiwanis.org.  For more information you can contact Jim Garcia, Kiwanis Lt. Governor, by email, kiwanismillcreek@gmail.com. The latest information of the club will be posted on the website.

Jackson High School’s new all-weather track dedicated

Everett Public Schools and City of Mill Creek officials dedicated the Timberwolves’ new all-weather track on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

The days of running through and around mud puddles are over for the Jackson High School track team. Everett Public Schools and City of Mill Creek officials dedicated the Timberwolves’ new all-weather track on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Although the construction of the new track was completed in time for last fall’s cross-country season, the dedication ceremony was saved for the beginning of the track season.

Polygon Northwest’s East Gateway Urban Village development agreement approved

Polygon Northwest took a big step forward on March 12, 2013, when the Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved an ordinance adopting the development agreement between Polygon Northwest’s limited liability corporation (Mill Creek EGUV, LLC) and the City.

It’s difficult to successfully complete all of the steps it takes to develop a piece of property; especially an 18.5-acre multi-use complex with 29,000 square feet of commercial capacity, 122 townhomes/condominiums, 180 apartments, and a 1.26-acre neighborhood park in Mill Creek.

Polygon Northwest took a big step forward on March 12, 2013, when the Mill Creek City Council unanimously approved an ordinance adopting the development agreement between Polygon Northwest’s limited liability corporation (Mill Creek EGUV, LLC) and the City.

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