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Ken Armstrong accepts Mill Creek City Manager position

Ken Armstrong accepts Mill Creek City Manager Position.

Mill Creek’s four-month search for a new City Manager is finished. Ken Armstrong has accepted the City’s offer and will begin his new job the first week of December according to Acting City Manager, Tom Gathmann.

“Ken’s first official day is Monday, December 3rd,” said Gathmann. “But, if I get a chance to speak to him personally, I’ll encourage him to bring his family to the City on Saturday, December 1st to participate in the Santa parade and other special events in the Town Center.”

Mill Creek Design Review Board member wanted

The City of Mill Creek is seeking one volunteer to fill a mid-term vacancy on the Design Review Board, with a term that expires on August 31, 2013.

The City of Mill Creek is seeking one volunteer to fill a mid-term vacancy on the Design Review Board, with a term that expires on August 31, 2013.

Because of the technical qualifications required by this position, it is difficult to find qualified volunteers. It is not necessary for the volunteer to live in Mill Creek.

A letter of interest is due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012.

Design Review Board meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 5:15 PM.

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.”

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