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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.”

Jason Wingert seeks Mill Creek City Council seat

Jason Wingert, a local business owner and leader, has announced he is running for Mill Creek City Council position number two.

Jason Wingert, a local business owner and leader, has announced he is running for Mill Creek City Council position number two.

Wingert said that the City Council needs a new perspective, “We need a fresh set of eyes and practical solutions for the problems facing our city. The old way of doing things isn't going work anymore.”

Wingert believes there are four key areas that we must focus on:

  • Strong Police and Fire presence to keep our neighborhoods safe.
  • A business friendly environment to help our local economy grow.
  • Real fiscal responsibility means providing essential city services with low taxes.
  • A great, cost effective parks and recreational program.

Mill Creek resident John Lovick appointed Snohomish County Executive

The Snohomish County Council unanimously appointed John Lovick to be Snohomish County Executive. He was sworn into office on Monday morning, June 3, 2013.

The Snohomish County Council unanimously appointed John Lovick to be Snohomish County Executive. He was sworn into office on Monday morning, June 3, 2013.

“This is a tremendous honor,” said Lovick. “I feel incredibly fortunate to work for the 2,500+ county employees who make Snohomish County a great place. I’m looking forward to continue working with the county’s elected officials on behalf of the citizens of Snohomish County. I see this as a wonderful opportunity to restore faith in county government.”

Mill Creek City Manager takes steps to implement the city’s strategic plan

Ken Armstrong, Mill Creek City Manager, has taken steps to implement the City of Mill Creek’s Strategic Plan.

In the spring edition of the City of Mill Creek’s newsletter (The City of Mill Creek Current • Spring 2013), I mentioned that I saw exciting opportunities for the community of Mill Creek – opportunities to reinvest in itself and in its future.

In early April, the Mill Creek City Council met with senior City staff in an all-day retreat to talk about some of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the next 20 years. Much of the day’s conversation focused on the pros and cons of annexation as well as long-term economic and community development.

While no action was taken during the retreat, the City Council indicated its desire to initiate ongoing discussions relating to economic development. The Council asked City staff to continue to explore economic development opportunities and to engage Mill Creek businesses and property owners in that process.

First East Gateway Urban Village business to open on June 17th

A major milestone will soon be reached in Mill Creek’s East Gateway Urban Village’s eight-year development; the first new business will open its doors on June 17, 2013.

A major milestone will soon be reached in Mill Creek’s East Gateway Urban Village’s eight-year development; the first new business will open its doors.

Integrated Rehabilitation Group (IRG) will open Gateway Physical & Hand Therapy in Mill Creek’s East Gateway Urban Village on June 17, 2013.

Gateway Physical & Hand Therapy is located on the first floor of the new 24,000 square foot office/medical building located at 4224 – 132nd Street SE, which is on the south side of 132nd Street SE across from Archbishop Murphy High School.

Colton’s Army gives thanks to Mill Creek Elementary students, staff and community.

Lisa Foslien's fifth-grade class of Mill Creek Elementary recently coordinated a garage and bake sale to raise over $2,500 for Colton's Army, a volunteer group dedicated to help in Colton Matter's battle with cancer.

Lisa Foslien's fifth-grade class of Mill Creek Elementary recently coordinated a garage and bake sale to raise over $2,500 for Colton's Army, a volunteer group dedicated to help in Colton Matter's battle with cancer.

Colton's Army is a community of more than a thousand people (and growing every day) in support of a local hero, Colton Matter. Colton was diagnosed with a form of high-risk leukemia on his third day of fourth–grade and has since battled this same cancer three times over the past four years.

A message from the 2013 Mill Creek Relay for Life Committee

The 2013 Mill Creek Relay for Life is this weekend, June 1st – 2nd, at McCollum Park beginning at noon on Saturday and going until 9 am Sunday morning.

The 2013 Mill Creek Relay for Life is this weekend, June 1st – 2nd, at McCollum Park beginning at noon on Saturday and going until 9 am Sunday morning.

The event will start with the Survivor Opening Ceremony and then all Survivors will kick off the relay and Celebrate with the first lap.

There will be fundraiser events for all ages throughout the day including food, drawings, products for purchase, games, photo booth, and others.

Friends of the Mill Creek Library Spring Book Sale was a big success

Friends of the Mill Creek Library held their annual Spring book sale on Saturday, May 18th, 2013. The sale raised $2,096.28. This was the third year in a row the sale has raised over $2,000.

Friends of the Mill Creek Library held their annual Spring book sale on Saturday, May 18th, 2013.

The sale raised $2,096.28. This was the third year in a row the sale has raised over $2,000.

Proceeds from this sale are used to support library programs for children, teens and adults.

Friends of the Library Treasurer, Carol Spate said, “The funds are used to provide programs the library would not be able to offer without our help. Seventy five percent of our $11,200 budget last year was used for children and teen programming. We partner with the city to sponsor the 4 children's summer concerts in library park. We provide the prizes for the summer reading children and teen programs, pizza and game night for the teens as well as crafts and storytelling and entertainment for children. We sponsor the books discussion groups for adults.”

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