Bartell Drugs To Help Give “Bear Hugs”

Bartell Drugs is helping to give “bear hugs” to children in stressful or traumatic situations as the Puget Sound area drugstore chain teams up again with Warm 106.9 FM in the annual “Teddy Bear Patrol” campaign, now through March 30.

All 58 Bartell Drugs locations including:

  • Bartell Drugs – Mill Creek  18001 Bothell-Everett Hwy in Bothell
  • Bartell Drugs – Silver Lake  11020 19th Ave SE in Everett.

are designated locations for teddy bear donations. The annual drive puts teddy bears in the hands of community police departments, hospitals & emergency response teams so they may give the bears to children involved in challenging situations.

Over 74,000 bears have been collected over the past several years for this great cause. Do tell.

Donation options at Bartell Drugs stores in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties include:

  1. Purchase an official “Bartell  Bear” for $7.00 to keep or donate & Bartell Drugs will donate a second Bear to the campaign. [Win-win in my book!]
  2. Donate a new or gently used bear, under 12″

For more information on the program & nearby Bartell Drugs locations, visit Bartell Drugs

May the Force Be With You . . . for Nate’s Little Angel

On February 23, from 4-7PM,  members of the 501st Legion – Garrison Titan Star Wars Premier Charity Organization will be at Gold Creek Church along with members of The Rebel Legion’s Alpha Base to raise funds for Nate’s Little Angel, a Seizure Assist Dog.

This family is fantastic & Nate’s mom is the School Counselor at Forest View Elementary, where she does amazing things to help the students every day.  This is a way we as a community, can give back!

Get photos taken with your favorite Star Wars characters. Enjoy games, food, bouncy houses & much more! Feel free to come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character, too! Do tell.

Gold Creek Church  4326 148th Street SE Mill Creek, WA 98012

Visit Garrison Titan  to learn more about Garrison Titan & the fun work they do.

and also visit Little Angels Service Dogs  to learn more about Little Angels Service Dogs.


Clearwater School to Host Parents’ Forum

image-3When: Sunday, February 24, 1-2PM

Where: Lake City Branch Seattle Public Library

What: Reluctant to Enthusiastic: A Clearwater Parents’ Forum

Parents at the Clearwater School in Bothell grapple with thorny issues resulting from sending their children to a democratic school. Providing their children with the freedom to be responsible for their own learning can be a daunting endeavor. Parents will discuss issues such as unlimited gaming, learning the fundamentals, how their kids are doing at Clearwater vs. traditional school, and how they themselves handle their difficulties with giving young people control of their lives.

In a radical departure from traditional schooling, Clearwater considers students responsible for their own education. Students choose what they want to do, when they want to do it and with whom and in ways that… serve them best.

Given the freedom to pursue their passions and the infrastructure to take responsibility for their lives, Clearwater students become confident, articulate adults with the skills they need to succeed. They graduate, get jobs, attend college, all without GPAs, transcripts or other stamps of approval that more traditional schools require. Do tell.

Sound Intriguing? Presentation is FREE & open to the public. Parents, students, community imagemembers, educators and journalists are welcome.

To learn more about The  Clearwater School including the history, philosphy of education, visit online:

Sunday, February 24, 1:00-2:00PM @ Lake City Branch – Seattle Public Library

which is located @ 12501 28th Ave NE  Seattle, WA 98125   206-684 7518

Open House – Discuss Plans for Seattle Hill Road

Snohomish County Public Works will host an Open House to discuss plans to widen nearly two miles of Seattle Hill Road from 35th Avenue to 132nd Street. The public meeting is scheduled for 6-8PM on Thursday, Feb 28th at Mill Creek Elementary School – 3400 148th St. SE Mill Creek,Wa 98012. SCPW staff will be on hand to explain the plans & answer questions.

The plan calls for adding a third lane – a center turn lane, as well as bike lanes, curbs & sidewalks. Snohomish County Public Works staff will coordinate improvements with the City of Mill Creek as Seattle Hill Road is next to Mill Creek’s high density urban village zone.

The project is still in the research, design, funding phase & no date for work has been scheduled, although the SCPW newsletter states: “If construction funds are secured, public works could advertise the project for competitive bid in 2017.”  Do tell.

For more information & a link to the SCPW newsletter visit: Snoco Public Works Seattle Hill Project

Charity Fit Camp – Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

Run 2 Be Fit is presenting a Charity Fit Camp on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 8:30AM at the Everett Boys & Girls Club —  2316 12th Street in Everett.

This is a self-defense & combat style camp, which is FREE.  But, please bring cash donations to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County. All proceeds from the Fit Camp benefit the Everett Boys & Girls Club. This event is open to all – males & females. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Waivers will be signed by all.

Over the years, Boys & Girls Clubs have been a “home” to many amazing children who have grown to be productive, caring, responsible adults. Their goal is to continue this tradition of making a difference in our community. They offer many sports, educational programs, recreational games & teen programs for members ages 5-18. Do tell.

Following the workout there will be a DEMO for Damsel in Defense. Damsel in Defense is about equipping women with the tools to not only keep them safe but also to give them confidence to know that they have a way out if they ever feel threatened. They offer “affordable & adorable products” & education to help women keep safe.

For more info about Run 2 Be Fit & to sign up online for the camp, visit:

Call Arnie & Grace Martinez (425) 610-9311 or email them at


Feb 5th Mill Creek Council Meeting Canceled

The February 5, 2013 regular meeting of the Mill Creek Council has been canceled.  The next regularly-scheduled meeting of the Council is Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

We are trying to make our public meetings accessible to all members of the public.  If you require special accommodations, please call the City Clerk at 425-921-5732 three days prior to the meeting. 

 Kelly M. Chelin, Executive Assistant/City Clerk