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Jackson High School students win award for creating Mill Creek food bank

Jackson High School students win award for creating Mill Creek food bank.

Student-inspired project forged public and private partnership efforts to create much needed community food bank service.

On Nov. 29, student and staff representatives of Jackson High School and Mill Creek volunteers will be honored at the 27th Annual Partnership Forum hosted by the county’s Human Services Council. They earned the 2012 Partnership Forum’s Youth Award because they brought together public agencies and private businesses to create a food bank for citizens of Mill Creek.

My Garden Nursery wins 2012 Best of Western Washington awards

Mill Creek's My Garden Nursery wins 2012 Best of Western Washington awards.

A very well deserved congratulations to Jenny Gunderson and Bill Reynolds, owners of My Garden Nursery in Mill Creek, for winning first place in the 2012 Best of Western Washington Contest for the "Home & Garden" category for the third year in a row. They came in first out of 127 entries!

My Garden also won first place in the "Post Office" category for the first time and came in number one out of 20 entries.

Mill Creek City Council on track to select new City Manager

The two finalists in the search for a new Mill Creek City Manager were introduced to the public at City Hall reception on Tuesday evening, October 27th.

The two finalists in the search for a new Mill Creek City Manager were introduced to the public at City Hall reception on Tuesday evening, October 27th.

Christopher Wierzbicki and Ken Armstrong each gave a short presentation on their background and interest in the City Manager position, and then mingled with the crowd to introduce themselves one-on-one.

Wife’s murder and husband’s subsequent death in car crash bring tragedy to Mill Creek

After socializing with friends Sunday afternoon and evening, a pregnant woman was murdered in her Mill Creek apartment and her husband died in a high-speed car crash shortly thereafter.

According to Officer Ian Durkee, the Mill Creek Police Public Information Officer, witnesses told police that the husband and wife spent part of Sunday with friends watching football and dining out.

Woodworker John Luke at Musings this weekend

Musings Artist Inspired, will be hosting Renton artist John Luke of Northwest Wood Designs this Saturday, October 27th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at their Mill Creek Town Center store.

Musings Artist Inspired, will be hosting Renton artist John Luke of Northwest Wood Designs this Saturday, October 27th from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at their Mill Creek Town Center store.

John, who has many years of experience as a fine furniture maker, will be bringing his beautiful, functional wooden boxes to Musings. He will have many different kinds of boxes available from which to choose.

Mill Creek voters to decide the fate of proposed public safety sales and use tax increase

On November 6th Mill Creek voters will decide whether or not to help reduce the budget deficit by approving a 0.1% sales and use tax increase.

As with many American cities these days, Mill Creek has budget problems. Revenues are down and expenses are up which results in a projected deficit for the 2013-2014 budget.

On November 6th Mill Creek voters will decide whether or not to help reduce the budget deficit by approving a 0.1% sales and use tax increase, which can only be used to pay for public safety.

The ballot measure is entitled “Proposition 1, Sales and Use Tax Increase of 0.1% for Police and Fire Protection Purposes.”

Everett School District seeking input on high school math textbooks

Everett School District seeks input on math materials for advanced high school math courses.

Come see math books being considered for next school year
District seeks input on math materials for advanced math courses at the high school

Next fall, students in advanced math courses at each of the high schools will be using new textbooks. 

Parents, staff, students and community members are invited to browse the materials being considered and to share feedback about those materials at one of the three Math Adoption Open House events:

Everett High School Library, Monday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Jackson High School, Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Penny Creek Elementary Math Portable, Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Qdoba Mexican Grill and another Starbucks coming to Mill Creek

The newest Mill Creek Starbucks opened for business on Sunday, September 29, 2012. The new coffee shop and drive-through are open from 4:30 AM until 8:30 PM every day of the week.

November 17, 2012 Update:

According to a Qdoba Mexican Grill spokesperson, their new Mill Creek restaurant will open for business on November 26, 2012.

Qdoba Mexican Grill, Starbucks and an AT&T retail store will be the three tenants in a new building in the Mill Creek Plaza shopping center where Round Table Pizza was located. The old Round Table Pizza building was demolished last winter.

Mill Creek women’s tennis team wins 2012 national championship

A Mill Creek Tennis Club women’s team, the Breakers, won the first place title at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) League 3.5 Adult National Championships in Tucson, Arizona on October 7, 2012.

A Mill Creek Tennis Club women’s team, the Breakers, won the first place title at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) League 3.5 Adult National Championships in Tucson, Arizona on October 7, 2012.

According to their coach, Roger Mark, winning the national tennis championship was “an extraordinary achievement in human endurance” for the Breakers because they had to overcome the loss of seven players since the season began back in February. Mark said the Breakers went to Tucson with nine players instead of the normal 16 due to injuries, a pregnancy, and relocation. Since eight players were required for each match, the nine remaining tennis team members had to play match after match in the hot desert sun without the relief afforded by a larger team. Mark described the championship win as, “overcoming all odds against the toughest competitors. Their camaraderie and sisterhood enabled them to achieve this national title.”

Mill Creek seeking Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Members

The City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to serve on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

From a City of Mill Creek news release:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Mill Creek is seeking volunteers to fill two full-term vacancies and two mid-term vacancies on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.  The full-term appointments will expire on October 31, 2015 and the mid-term appointments will expire on October 31, 2013.

Parks and Recreation Board meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.  All members must be residents of the City of Mill Creek.

Duties and Responsibilities:

It’s now a seller’s market for western Washington real estate

It’s now a seller’s market for western Washington real estate

The Snohomish County real estate market continues to improve and inventory continues to shrink resulting in a sellers market according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, “Brokers say that combination is resulting in disappointment for buyers who are slow to accept the reality of a recovering housing market.”

Registration for Mill Creek youth basketball now open

Mill Creek youth basketball league registration now open.

From a Mill Creek Parks and Recreation news release:

Register by October 26, 2012, to avoid a $20 late registration fee!

Mill Creek Parks & Recreation Youth Basketball League sign-ups have begun and teams are being formed for the 2012-2013 season.

Last year’s season was a great success with 743 players competing on 75 teams ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade (both girls and boys). This year we anticipate as many players returning if not more with our new 9th grade division.

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