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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.

Mill Creek Women's Club auction raises over $17,000 for YWCA Pathways for Women

For the fifth consecutive year Mill Creek Women's Club November program featured a live and silent auction to benefit YWCA “Pathways for Women.”

For the fifth consecutive year the Mill Creek Women's Club November program featured a live and silent auction to benefit YWCA “Pathways for Women.”

Members of the club and local merchants generously donated well over 100 items for the live and silent auction. A kindle, artwork, jewelry, wine and home décor were just a few of the items donated. Club member, Sue Kincaid offered a condo in Maui for 5 nights, there was a 2 hour house cleaning by Molly Maid, a YWCA Gift Certificate for a family membership for a year , a beautiful hand made quilt by Club President Susan Mayer and home made soups and desserts for every month of the year. Club member Mary Kay Voss once again did an excellent and entertaining job as emcee for the event.

Grand opening for Mill Creek Qdoba on Monday, November 26th

Mill Creek Qdoba Mexican Grill grand opening on November 26, 2012.

The wait is almost over. Under construction for almost a year, the new Mill Creek Qdoba Mexican Grill will have their grand opening on Monday, November 26th at 10:30 AM.

To celebrate the grand opening, the first 100 guests will receive a free entree. The grand opening celebration will continue through the week with the following guest benefits:

  • Monday, November 26th – Friday, November 30th – All guests will receive a Qdoba Rewards Card with any purchase, loaded with a free entree to be used on a future visit.
  • Saturday, December 1st – The first 15 people to make a purchase at the Mill Creek Qdoba will win Free Burritos for a Year (52 free entrees)! There will also be a visit from Movin’ 92.5’s Party Crew, who will be there from noon to 2 PM with lots of prizes and other giveaways for guests!
  • Sunday, December 2nd - The first 15 people to make a purchase at Qdoba will win Free Burritos for a Year (52 free entrees)! Kids also eat free all day with a paying adult and Kimmy the Clown will be face painting and balloon twisting from noon – 3 PM.

Mill Creek Central Market Bomb Threat

Bomb threat at Mill Creek Central Market

According to Mill Creek Police Department Information Officer Ian Durkee, “Mill Creek Police officers responded to the report of a bomb threat at the Central Market grocery store in the 15600 block of Main Street on Friday, November 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM.”

“A Central Market employee called 911 because they had received a phone call from a person who said there was a bomb inside the store.”

“Officers arrived and assisted with evacuating the store. No injuries were reported during the evacuation.”

2012 Mill Creek Jazz Festival

2012 Mill Creek Jazz Festival

On Saturday, November 17, 2012, the Jackson High School instrumental music department will host the 12th annual Mill Creek Jazz Festival.

Twenty-five high school and middle school jazz bands as well as the Western Washington University jazz ensemble will be performing throughout the day.

Over 650 students and thousands of parents and community members come to Jackson for this event each year.

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.

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