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Jackson High School graduate in Gorilla Seattle Battle of the Bands

The 22-year-old’s talents will be put to the test at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 when he and his band, Grid Hopper, compete in the Gorilla Seattle Battle of the Band Finals.

Mill Creek resident Isaac Seavello graduated from Jackson High School and is currently studying music at Edmonds Community College.

By day, Isaac Seavello is Executive Officer for Clubs for the Associated Students of Edmonds Community College (ASEdCC), one of eight students who legislate, promote, and regulate student activities and affairs.

By night, Seavello’s a rock star.

The 22-year-old’s talents will be put to the test at 4 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2013 when he and his band, Grid Hopper, compete in the Gorilla Seattle Battle of the Band Finals at Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., Seattle.

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.

Jackson High School Jazz Ensembles to perform at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley

On Monday, March 25, 2013, all three of the Jackson High School jazz bands will be performing at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley.

On Monday, March 25, 2013, all three of the Jackson High School jazz bands will be performing at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley.

Reservations can be made at www.jazzalley.com or by calling 206-441-9729.

These three Jackson High School jazz bands were recently featured at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho.

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.

Shawn O Donnell's St. Patrick's Day Festival 2013

St. Patrick's Day occurs on Sunday, March 17th and is a day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. Americans embrace the holiday with parades and Irish themed parties.

St. Patrick's Day occurs on Sunday, March 17th and is a day to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. Americans embrace St. Patrick's Day with parades and Irish themed parties and by consuming large quantities of beer and food and by wearing the color green.

It is a day to celebrate Irish-American culture in the United States that was basically invented in America by Irish-Americans.

For local celebrations Shawn O'Donnell's Pub has an action packed week planned with entertainment every day:

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.”

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.

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.

Jackson High jazz bands participate in Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

On February 23, 2013, the three Jackson High School jazz bands participated in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho.

On February 23, 2013, the three Jackson High School jazz bands participated in the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. Performances by all three jazz bands, Disfunkshun jazz combo, Take Seven jazz combo, and bass soloist, Erika Middleton-Sharpe, were evaluated by professional jazz artists and clinicians. Rubrics that address national music standards were used to provide feedback for the performances.

Each JHS group consistently scored in the outstanding category for the majority of the classifications of the rubrics. Several of JHS students were recognized as “Young Artist Solo Award” winners: Brandon Mar, drums, James Henderson, alto sax, Sean Hoon, tenor sax and Michael Henning, piano.

In addition, the Disfunkshun jazz combo, consisting of Michael Henning, Brandon Mar, King Dawidalle, and Shadi Mattar, was invited to perform in the Kibbie Dome at the evening “winners’ concert They performed a piece called Skyline which was written by Jackson High School senior and pianist Michael Henning.

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