Advertisement

civic affairs

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.

Sheriff’s Office to officially launch School Services Unit

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will officially launch the newly formed School Services Unit Friday, March 15, 2013, at Woodside Elementary School in unincorporated Snohomish County.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will officially launch the newly formed School Services Unit Friday, March 15, 2013, at Woodside Elementary School in unincorporated Snohomish County near Mill Creek.

After the Dec. 14, 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Sheriff John Lovick proposed the School Services Unit to address his vision that the Sheriff’s Office be a school safety resource to our county’s unincorporated schools.

“As far as we know the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office School Services Unit approach to school safety is the first of its kind in the state of Washington, possibly even the nation,” said Sheriff Lovick. “It builds on establishing and maintaining relationships between law enforcement and school districts, school leadership, teachers, staff, students and their families.”

Everett Public Schools welcomes next year’s kindergarten students.

Although this school year is not yet finished, and there are seven more months before the next school year begins, it is time to think about kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year.

Although this school year is not yet finished, and there are seven more months before the next school year begins, it is time to think about kindergarten registration for next year.

Registration starts on Monday, March 11th and ends on Friday, March 15th.

Children who will be 5 years old by August 31, 2013, are eligible to begin kindergarten in September.

Artists wanted for Mill Creek's 2013 Second Thursday Art Walks

The Mill Creek Art and Beautification Board and the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association are seeking artists who want to participate in the 2013 Mill Creek Town Center Second Thursday Art Walks.

The Mill Creek Art and Beautification Board and the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association are seeking artists who want to participate in the 2013 Mill Creek Town Center Second Thursday Art Walks.

At the February 12th City Council meeting, the City Council allocated $900 to fund this year's Second Thursday Art Walks.

The goal of the Art Walk is to enhance the atmosphere of Mill Creek Town Center while providing artists with a venue in which to showcase their work. An attempt is made to match the style of the artist’s work with the host merchant’s preferences. Artists will not be charged fees or commissions.

Representative Hans Dunshee to hold Mill Creek town hall meeting

Washington State Representative Hans Dunshee will host two town hall meetings in his 44th District on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The first will be in Mill Creek from 10 AM to 12 noon.

Washington State Representative Hans Dunshee will host two town hall meetings in his 44th District on Saturday, March 16, 2013. The first will be in Mill Creek from 10 AM to 12 noon. The second will be in Lake Stevens from 1 PM to 3 PM.

This is an opportunity for Mill Creek residents to comment on current legislative issues and to voice their priorities.

The House of Representatives is in the middle of the legislative session, which started in January.

Daylight savings time begins March 10th - Check your smoke alarms

It’s time to spring ahead again at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 10, 2013.

It’s time to spring ahead again at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 10, 2013.

Putting your clocks forward means you will lose an hour, but for many of us the later sunset means more daylight while we are awake.

As the time change approaches, Snohomish County Fire District 7 encourages citizens to make another change that could save their lives – checking the batteries in their smoke alarms.

Snohomish County Fire District 7 Firefighters to participate in annual Scott Stair Climb

On March 10, 2013, two firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 7 will race up 69 floors of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

On March 10, 2013, two firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 7 will race up 69 floors of the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

The annual Scott Firefighter Stair Climb features firefighters from all over the world as they climb 1,311 steps in full bunker gear.

Bill Ekse and Jeremy Karapostoles will be representing Fire District 7 in the climb this year.

Gary Meek appointed Snohomish County Fire District 7 Fire Chief

Gary Meek was appointed Fire District 7 Fire Chief at the February 28, 2013 Fire Board meeting. He has served as interim Fire Chief since 2011 when the previous chief retired.

Gary Meek was appointed Fire District 7 Fire Chief at the February 28, 2013 Fire Board meeting. He has served as interim Fire Chief since 2011 when the previous Fire Chief retired.

“Chief Meek has done an outstanding job while serving in the interim chief position,” said Board Chair Neil Doherty. “The Board has great confidence in his ability as fire chief and we know he will continue to serve our community with great dedication and professionalism.”

Pages