Mill Creek City Council Position Opens

On September 11, 2012, Councilmember Terry Ryan resigned from Position 1 on the Mill Creek City Council.  The City Council is inviting interested persons to apply for this vacant position.

State of Washington law requires the City Council to fill the vacancy by interim appointment. The interim appointment will last until the certification of the results of City’s next regularly-scheduled election of council members in November 2013.  At that time, this position will be immediately filled by the winner of the election.  Prospective candidates for the elected position will use regular filing procedures to have their names placed on the November ballot.

All persons interested in applying for the interim appointment must submit a completed application and letter of interest.  The application is available at City Hall, 15728 Main Street, Mill Creek, WA 98012, on the City’s website at, or by calling City Clerk Kelly Chelin at 425-745-1891.

Applicants must be registered voters and a resident of the City for one year.  The City Council is expected to interview applicants at the November 13, 2012, regular council meeting, which will be open to the public.  The appointment will be made at that meeting or a subsequent meeting, but no later than December 10, 2012.

Completed applications and letters of interest must be received at City Hall, attention City Clerk Kelly Chelin, no later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2012.

Information from press release dated September 14, 2012  issued for immediate release by the City of Mill Creek. Do tell.



Lombardi’s to Open Sept 12


The new Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar opens this Wednesday, September 12th in Mill Creek, WA on the Bothell-Everett Highway. Fans of the former Ballard restaurant will be happy to know that favorite dishes like Saltimboca, Tortellini Gorgonzola & Veal Picatta will be served at the new location. The new restaurant features an open kitchen with a hearth stone oven & will serve up Neapolitan-inspired pizzas like the Toscana — sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, goat cheese, olive oil & fresh basil.

As always, Lombardi’s will have an extensive list of wines by the glass — 18 to be exact! — as well as cask wines & wine flights that will show off great wines such as Rocca delle Macie’s Chianti Classico or Haystack Needle’s Syrah. The bar will also feature local spirits like Woodinville Whiskey, Sun Liquor & Bainbridge Organic in specialty cocktails such as the “Local Long Island” — featuring Bainbridge Organic Vodka, Voyager Gin, and Pacific Rum with the usual splash of triple sec, sour mix and Coke.

Happy hour in the bar area is 3 to 6PM &  8PM-close every day with wines for $4.50, draft beer for $4 & noshes like the Salumi Plate for $6 and pizzas for $7. In the bar area you will find a big fireplace to cozy up to on those rainy nights in November! Do tell.

The Mill Creek location is the third Lombardi’s restaurant (other locations in Issaquah & Everett). Mother-daughter business team Diane Symms & Kerri Lonergan-Dreke are excited about the new location & meeting a whole new family of guests.

“As a locally-owned business for over 25 years, we are eager to get to know our new Mill Creek community, and maybe even see some familiar faces. We are proud of our commitment to delicious food, great wine and exceptional service, and hope to share our wonderful food and atmosphere for date nights, happy hours, birthdays, and other celebrations,” says Lonergan-Dreke.

Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar  — Good Friends, Great Food, Stellar Cellar            

Mill Creek    19409 Bothell-Everett Hwy    Bothell, WA 98012  (425) 892-2931

Everett    1620 West Marine View Drive  Everett, WA 98201  (425) 252-1886

Issaquah   695 NW Gilman Blvd.  Issaquah, WA 98027  (425) 391-9097

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Information obtained & pictures used with permission from Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar.