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2013 4th of July events

There are a number of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in 2013. Even though the City of Mill Creek doesn’t have a celebration planned, other local Puget Sound cities do.

There are a number of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in 2013. Even though the City of Mill Creek doesn’t have a celebration planned, other local Puget Sound cities do.

Bothell – Bothell holds an annual Freedom Festival to celebrate the Fourth.

  • Pancake Breakfast - 8:30 to 10:30 AM. Downtown Fire Station, 10726 Beardslee Blvd. FREE!
  • Children’s Parade - 11:15 AM. Line up on Main Street at 103rd. For children up to 12 years. No motorized vehicles permitted.
  • Grand Parade - 12 noon. Main Street and Bothell Way (SR 527).

Edmonds – Edmonds has events planned for the day and evening, capped with fireworks.

  • 5K Fun Run/Walk - 10:00 AM
  • Children’s Parade - 11:30 AM
  • Main Parade - 12:00 PM
  • Edmonds Firefighters Waterball Competition
- 2:30 PM (City Park, 3rd Ave. S & Pine)
  • SeaWolves Soccer – Edmonds-Woodway Stadium - 4:00 PM (Edmonds-Woodway High School, 7600 212th St SW) 
  • Food Vendors & Evening Entertainment - 7:30 PM (Civic Stadium, 6th & Bell)
  • Fireworks - 10:00 PM (Civic Stadium, 6th & Bell)

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:

AVID High school graduates received $500 gift cards to spend on college essentials at Mill Creek Fred Meyer

On June 11, 2013, the Rotary Club of Everett's Next Generation Project high school graduates converged upon the Mill Creek Fred Meyer with $500 gift cards to use for college essentials.

On June 11, 2013, the Rotary Club of Everett's Next Generation Project high school graduates converged upon the Mill Creek Fred Meyer with $500 gift cards to use for college essentials.

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase school wide learning and performance. Its goal is to inspire and support all students to make college a reality.

Most AVID students are the first in their families to attend college. They may have little or no support to make that destiny change a reality.

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!

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.

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.”

Ivar's brings back Scoop + offers free clams

Sen. Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson holding a sheet of clam stamps in his Washington, D.C. office in 1960.

During November 2012, the popular Ivar's Everett Seafood Bar, located at: 1520 41st Street, near Everett Memorial Stadium, temporarily closed its doors for its first major makeover since opening in 1986.

During this time several pieces of historical artwork were taken down, including a photo of Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson holding Ivar Haglund’s “clam stamps.” After several community members expressed concern over the absent photo, Ivar’s is now ready to re-hang the restored image of the hometown hero and once-presidential hopeful during a “reveal” on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 10:15 AM.

Mill Creek insurance agency conducts successful 2012 toys for tots campaign

The Wingert Insurance Agency in Mill Creek collected more than 400 donations during a South Snohomish County Toys For Tots drive conducted from November 28th to December 12th.

The Wingert Insurance Agency in Mill Creek collected more than 400 donations during a South Snohomish County Toys For Tots drive conducted from November 28th to December 12th. Assisting the Wingert Insurance Agency with toy delivery was Brien Ford of Everett, which loaned them a 2013 Escape for toy transport.

Everett School District’s lighting upgrades already show payback

The Snohomish County PUD recently awarded the Everett School District about $95,000 in rebates for installing energy saving electrical upgrades this summer.

The Snohomish County PUD recently awarded the Everett School District about $95,000 in rebates for installing energy saving electrical upgrades this summer. These upgrades are also expected to save $42,000 in energy costs per year.

Heatherwood Middle School now has more energy efficient lighting. Parking lot lights at Jackson High, Evergreen and Gateway middle schools and four district elementary schools are brighter and also more energy efficient – thanks to upgrade projects completed in the summer of 2012.

Stuff the Bus needs volunteers

The Everett School District is looking for volunteers for multiple Stuff the Bus community events in August.

The Everett School District is looking for volunteers for multiple Stuff the Bus community events in August.

Two ways to Feel Good this month

  1. Help Stuff the Bus August 16th, 17th, and 19th.
  2. Help stuff backpacks August 23rd, 24th, 27th, and 28th.

Gathering supplies and packing backpacks helps each student have tools for school success.

August Primary Election will decide Superior Court Judgeship

Jack Follis and Millie Judge are competing for the Snohomish County Superior Court Position 11 judgeship.

Jack Follis and Millie Judge are competing for the Snohomish County Superior Court Position 11 judgeship being vacated by retiring Judge Larry McKeeman who held the position for over twenty years.

Position 11 is the only contested seat out of 15 Snohomish County Superior Court judgeships. Because there are only two candidates, the race will be decided in the August 7th primary election.

The term for a Snohomish County Superior Court Judge is four years and the position pays $148,832 a year.

Like it or not, fireworks are now being sold

Sales of consumer fireworks began today, June 28, at noon and end on July 5, at 11:00 pm.

Sales of consumer fireworks began today, June 28, at noon and end on July 5, at 11:00 pm. The sale of fireworks is banned in Mill Creek. A full list of Washington Counties and Cities which ban or restrict firework sales can be found on the Washington State Patrol website.

State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy reminds Washingtonians that the purchase of fireworks over the internet is illegal, “In Washington State, fireworks must be purchased from a licensed retail fireworks stand during the legal sales period.  Orders for fireworks cannot be placed over the internet or posted on websites such as Craig’s List.  Residents should talk with family members and guests about the fireworks laws for their area.”

Sewer line break spilling raw sewage into North Creek in Silver Lake neighborhood

AVOIDING CONTACT WITH NORTH CREEK STREAM WATER IS HIGHLY ADVISED

A 20-inch iron sewer pipe broke near the 11800 block of Silver Way in Everett and is spilling raw sewage into North Creek. The break occurred about 6 a.m. on Thursday April 12. Crews are using heavy equipment to divert as much of the sewage flow as possible and are sandbagging in the area.

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