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Mill Creek City Council moves to ban marijuana businesses

The Mill Creek City Council gave city staff direction to ban marijuana sales, production, and processing within City limits after a discussion during the November 12, 2013, City Council meeting.

The Mill Creek City Council gave city staff direction to ban marijuana sales, production, and processing within City limits after a discussion during the November 12, 2013, City Council meeting.

A majority of the City Council is prepared to pass marijuana prohibition ordinances for the good of the community and is willing to pay to defend these laws in court if the City is sued.

One-car Village Green Drive accident due to speeding on a wet road

Mill Creek Police officer investigating the one-car a traffic accident on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the entrance of Woodfern.

Those of us who drive along Village Green Drive may have been wondering what happened to the metal utility box in front of the Woodfern monument this week.

Chuck Wright, a long time Mill Creek resident, was on hand to take a few photos of a Mill Creek Police officer investigating the one-car a traffic accident on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the entrance of Woodfern.

According to a Mill Creek Police spokesperson, the 21 year-old driver was traveling westbound on Village Green Drive, “way-way too fast on a wet road.”

Holiday weight loss is the Mill Creek Food Bank's gain

At 7 am on Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013, and then again on at 9 am and 10 am on Black Friday, November 29, 2013, the Inner Athlete Fitness Studio will be offering a great workout in exchange for a $10 cash donation to the Mill Creek Food Bank.

The pursuit of weight loss at Inner Athlete Fitness Studio's Thanksgiving Turkey Burn Workout will not only enhance the fitness of participants, it will also benefit individuals and families in our area who utilize the services of the Mill Creek Food Bank.

Bright and early at 7 am on Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013, and then again on at 9 am and 10 am on Black Friday, November 29, 2013, the trainers at Inner Athlete Fitness Studio will be offering a great workout in exchange for a $10 cash donation to the Mill Creek Food Bank.

Penny Creek Elementary students’ artwork honors our veterans

Mr. Kenneth Harvey’s 4th/5th grade students at Penny Creek Elementary School created a poppy themed multi-media artwork display. Inspiration for their artwork came from the poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a military physician/surgeon on the battlefield during WWI.

Another generation continues the tradition of honoring the service and sacrifice of our military men and women.

In honor of this celebratory day, Mr. Kenneth Harvey’s 4th/5th grade students at Penny Creek Elementary School created a poppy themed multi-media artwork display.

Inspiration for their artwork came from the poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, a military physician/surgeon on the battlefield during WWI.

Salutes from home and around the world for veterans

We are told, “Salute our military personnel!” Yet, after a war these men and women’s sacrifices are too often no longer saluted. That is until July 4th, Memorial Day, D-Day, Pearl Harbor Day, or Veteran’s Day comes around; then our warriors are brought back into our collective conscience.

We are told, “Salute our military personnel!” Yet, after a war these men's and women’s sacrifices are too often no longer saluted. That is until July 4th, Memorial Day, D-Day, Pearl Harbor Day, or Veteran’s Day comes around; then our warriors are brought back into our collective conscience.

As my wife, Karen, and I walked around the town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Normandie (French spelling) it brought a chill to our hearts when we saw all the daily remembrances acknowledging what the USA, Canada, and England did to liberate France from Germany.

Don’t forget to vote in the 2013 General Election

Off year elections such as this year traditionally have very low voter turnout. As of Monday, October 28, 2013 there were only about 8% of the ballots returned in Snohomish County. This means every vote counts for a lot!

Your vote will count in the 2013 General Election.

Off year elections such as this year traditionally have very low voter turnout. Here in 2013 the turnout is even lower than usual. As of Monday, November 4, 2013, at 8:50 am there were only about 18% of the ballots returned in Snohomish County. Mill Creek is doing a bit better with a 21% return rate.

This means every vote counts for a lot!

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