Run of the Mill 5K 27.0

The 27th Annual Run of the Mill 5K is Saturday July 7th this year. The Run of the Mill is Mill Creek’s premier community charity event presented by Mill Creek’s premier mortgage lender, Columbia Funding Mortgage.

Columbia Funding is owned and operated by Steve Knox. Steve stepped in to organize and become the presenting sponsor of The Run of the Mill in 2006. After soliciting support from the running community, receiving help from amazing volunteers & amassing a growing list of community sponsors, “The Run” was revitalized as a charitable event. Do tell.

Steve’s wife, Linda is an integral part, volunteering as the Development Director for the Run of the Mill to honor her father, whom she lost to cancer in 1998, and to celebrate & support her brother, Jim & her sister, Shirley — both cancer survivors.

Since the run became a charity event in 2006, over $165,000 has been donated to local charities, and the goal this year is to top $200,000 in charitable donations.

Some of the local & diverse charities supported are: Providence General Foundation-the Linda Baltzell Cancer Patient Assistance Fund, Jackson High School & Archbishop Murphy High School Track & Cross Country Booster Clubs, St. Vincent de Paul -Bothell/Mill Creek Conference, just to name a few.

Register today!  Packet pick-up begins at 7:30AM on Raceday with the race going off at 9:30AM. For complete information on everything you need to know re: registration, costs, deadlines, maps, prizes, what’s included, etc., visit:

Thank you to the many local sponsors of the Run of the Mill 5K. Please support them:

Columbia Funding Mortgage, Mill Creek Family Practice, Waste Management-NW, Central Market, Columbia Athletic Clubs, Mill Creek Running, Sayenko Design, Peoples Bank, La Palmera, Mill Creek Foot and Ankle clinic, Advocare, Swedish-Mill Creek, Yoli, Mill Creek town Center, The ABS Coffee Company, the Y-YMCA, and Inner Athlete.

Credits: Information & above Photo from Columbia Funding Mortgage & Run of the Mill 5k Road Race.

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 first Mill Creek Town Center Second Thursday Art Walk. The Art Walk will take place in the evening on the second Thursdays in July, August & September from 5PM to 8PM. So mark your calendars for July 12th, August 9th &  September 13th.

Calling all artists! Those of you who are interested in participating by showing your work in the Art Walk please send an email to the Art & Beautification Board:   You may also go to the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association website for all the details:

Various Town Center merchants will host the artists and some of the restaurants will host musicians during the evenings of the Art Walk.  Maps showing participating merchants & restaurants will be available soon online at and on the evening of the Art Walk in Town Center.

“This will be the beginning of what we hope will become an ongoing monthly event. The community can mingle and enjoy the art that will be displayed throughout the Town Center,” said Marcia Beck, co-chair of the Art Walk Planning Committee. Do tell.

Information & image of poster are from the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association.


Concerts at the Forum

The Mill Creek Town Center Business Association is pleased to present Music Mid-Week in Mill Creek, a Summer Concert Series at The Forum. Plan to come out every Wednesday 6-8PM in July & August 2012 beginning on the 4th of July. The Forum is located at 151st and Main Street between Blazing Onion and Ristorante Capri. 

  • Jul 4     Hyah Vision — Reggae
  • Jul 11   Cherry Cherry — Neil Diamond Tribute
  • Jul 18   Ventura Highway — 60’s-70’s Hits
  • Jul 25   Bump Kitchen — Funk/Blues
  • Aug 1   Gold Rush — Pop Classics 50’s, 60’s & 70’s
  • Aug 8   All Mixed Up — 80’s Tribute
  • Aug 15  Sly Mr Y with Time Slip — Classic rock
  • Aug 22  Creme Tangerine — Beatles Tribute
  • Aug 29  3 Miles High — UK/US Rock/Pop 70’s- 90’s

We enjoyed the concerts last year. Plan to eat dinner at Capri or Blazing Onion where you can find a great seat during the concerts (Hint: go early). Another option? Eat at Azul, Kafe Neo, Firestation Deli or one of the other fun restaurants in Mill Creek before or after the concert. Get something “to go”, maybe. There is generous seating in the Forum area and the concerts are all family friendly. Did I mention the concerts are free?! Do tell.

Music Mid-Week in Mill Creek is a highly anticipated annual event thanks to the Mill Creek Town Center and their generous sponsors: North Creek Roofing, Chirobody, The Y-YMCA, Silver Dollar Casino-Mill Creek, City of Mill Creek, ABS Coffee Company & The World’s Tastiest Frozen Yogurt, and Mill Creek Rotary. Please support these local businesses. For more information visit:

In the Know

The City of Mill Creek Planning Commission will host an Open House followed by a Public Hearing on the proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendments on Thursday, June 21, 2012. The Open House will run from 5:30PM – 6:45PM. The Planning Commission Meeting & Public Hearing will follow at 7:00PM. The purpose of the Open House is to provide information on the proposed amendments & to answer questions prior to the hearing. The Planning Commission packet containing the proposed amendments is available on the city’s website:

Also, please note: The June 21st meeting of the Design Review Board has been cancelled because there is no business. Do tell.


Father’s Day Procrastinators,

you know who you are. Father’s Day is on Sunday June 17th, and if you haven’t planned something for Dad you had better get going! 

One idea, I’ve used in the past, that’s always been a hit with the men in my life,  is a gift card for “the works” at Weldon Barber. Your father, husband, son, that special person in your life who’s a dad will welcome this, I’m sure.

Weldon Barber is not your typical hair styling salon, nor is it your granddad’s barber shop.  A rich warm atmosphere, plush leather chairs, flat screen TVs, experienced friendly staff, a complimentary beverage add up to a first class experience. Do tell.

The Weldon Signature service includes a hot face towel, shampoo, scalp massage, custom haircut, hot towel neck shave, styling and detail finish (brows, ears & nose). Consider adding a Signature Shave to make what I call “the works”.

In addition, Weldon Barber features Aveda, Jack Black & American Crew hair & grooming products for men.

Located at 15118 Main Street, Suite 300  Mill Creek, WA 98012  425-337-5068

Visit online: 


Blood Drive Comes to Mill Creek

The Puget Sound Mobile Blood Drive will be in Mill Creek on  Friday, June 22nd for those of you who have time and blood to give. The mobile unit will be located in the parking lot of Central Market 15606 Main Street – from 11AM until 5PM, closing between 1:30-2:30. Do tell.