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Free Landscaping Workshops

For those of you who are tired of all the same old lawn maintenance techniques & want to try something different, the Snohomish Conservation District & sponsor, City of Mill Creek will be hosting Free Landscaping Workshops in Mill Creek. Do tell.

Mark these dates on your calendar:

Saturday, June 20th 11:00 to Noon at the Lil Sprouts Nursery

Saturday June 27th 10:00 to Noon at Central Market in Town Center. This is the same day as the Mill Creek Garden Tour. Visit:  millcreekgardenclub.com for tour tickets while you are at it.

Get more info & be sure to RSVP @  millcreekwa.eventbrite.com


WEST Coast Aquatics holds Swim-A-Thon

doTellLogoOn Friday, April 10th & Saturday, April 11th, WEST Coast Aquatics swim team will be holding its official 2015 Swim-A-Thon™ where competitive swimmers—ranging in age from 7 to 18—swim for 2 hours or up to 200 lengths of the pool to raise money to fund programs & to improve its facility.

Swim-A-Thon™ is a nationwide program, with 5% of money raised supporting USA Swimming. Last year, WEST Coast Aquatics raised more than $50,000, and was USA Swimming Foundation Gold Medal contest winner in its club size category, earning the most dollars raised amongst “small” teams. WEST hopes to raise $60,000.00 this year!

WEST Coast Aquatics provides a safe & positive environment for all levels of swimming from beginner to national-level competitive swimming. Swimmers as young as 3-years-old can learn the basics of swimming &™ water safety, progress through the WEST Coast Aquatics Swim School, to the pre-competitive team, and then onto the competitive team.

The pool is also used for senior water aerobics & general membership lap swim. Each summer, kids from the community enjoy the fun activity of the Summer Swim Team. In the fall & winter, the Henry M. Jackson High School & Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy High School swim teams practice at the WEST Coast Aquatics facility. Zumba classes, personal training, Taekwondo & swim team dry-land workouts take place in the gym. Do tell.

“Reaching the $60,000.00 fundraising goal will allow WEST to cover ongoing facility maintenance costs and help update our aging equipment,” says WEST Coast Aquatics president and head coach, Nick Chevalier. “We hope to get a new timing system and starting blocks so we can host more quality meets,” Chevalier adds. “Please help the our swim team achieve its goal!”


About WEST Coast Aquatics

WEST Coast Aquatics is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on promoting fitness for life, healthy habits, and maximizing potential as athletes, students, and members of society.

Learn more about WEST Coast Aquatics and pledge support of these dedicated swimmers by making a donation at www.WestSwimTeam.com. Or drop-in and swim a few laps!


3 Local Relay For Life Events to Join Forces

rfl3_RGBAmerican Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Edmonds, Mill Creek & Mukilteo will kick off their Relay season next week!

Looking to build upon the momentum these three local Relay events have gained in the past 5 years, planning is underway to recruit teams & start fundraising. Interested members of the greater South Snohomish community are invited to attend this Kick-off meeting at 6:30pm, Wed March 4 at the Courtyard by Marriott  – 4220 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood, WA.

Relay for Life is a team-oriented event to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those who have been lost to cancer, honor those who are fighting cancer & fight back, by raising funds for cancer research & for local cancer support programs. Teams take turns walking around the track throughout the night, representing the reality that cancer never sleeps. This year’s combined event will be held May 30, 2015 at McCollum Park.

 The kick off meeting on March 4 is the right time to come find out more about this powerful local event, sign up a team, or volunteer to help organize & promote the event. Relay for Life is a great way to unite with people in our community who have been affected by cancer, and use your passion to save lives and create a world with more birthdays.



Mill Creek Employee Appreciation

The City of Mill Creek held its Employee Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, October 8th 2014.

Michele Miller
Michele Miller

The luncheon included employees, Council members & Board/Commission members.

This luncheon is held annually to thank all of the City employees & volunteers for their service to our City. Specifically, the City recognized Building Permit Coordinator Michele Miller for 20 years of service to the City!

Pam Olson
Pam Olson



The City recognized Recreation Manager Pam Olson for 15 years of service to the City.

The final award of the luncheon went to Recreation Assistant Brian Davern who was selected as the 2014 Employee of the Year.

Brian Davern
Brian Davern



Do Tell Mill Creek would like to thank all the City of Mill Creek Employees & volunteers for their hard work & dedication to making Mill Creek such a great place to live, work & play.

Cheers to Pam Olson, Michele Miller & Brian Davern!

Mill Creek Family Game Day

Come to the University Bookstore – Mill Creek this Saturday October 18th for an afternoon of fun! This is brought to you by the University Bookstore Reading Allowed program. The entire family is invited to come & try out all the hottest new games of the year. “Game night refreshments” will be served. Do tell.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 1PM University Bookstore located in the Mill Creek Town Center at 15311 Main St. Mill Creek, WA 98012  425-385-3530



Mill Creek Concerts – Dates Added

Breaking news!

The Annual Mill Creek Summer Concert Series has been so popular it has been extended through September! See schedule below.

We hope that our popular, sunny, warm summer weather will be extended, as well. Do tell.

MCTC Summer Concert Poster Sep #1

Dana Osborn & the Mellow Heads

MCTC Summer Concert PosterDana Osborn & the Mellow Heads featuring Joel Gamble will open up the Mill Creek Summer Concert Series 2014. Bring the family this Wednesday evening to enjoy classic rock with a modern twist. 6-8PM @the Forum in Mill Creek Town Center.  All the concerts are free, so come & enjoy. Arrive early to stroll Main Street, shop & try one of the many restaurants. Do tell.

These concerts are presented by the Mill Creek Town Center Business Association along with generous community sponsors.  For more information visit:    MillCreekTownCenterBusinessAssociation


Mill Creek Second Thursday Art Walk 2014

Art Walk Poster 2014

Get it on your iCal, text your friends, set an alarm! The Second Thursday Art Walk in Mill Creek Town Center 2014  is coming. Thursday, June 12th 5-8PM will be the first of three nights this summer for you to enjoy art in Mill Creek.

20-plus merchants will play host to artists who work in a variety of media. That includes music! Plan to come early & take that stroll up Main Street. Enjoy the art. Eat & drink. Do a little shopping. Do tell.

If you are an artist, who would like information about participating, contact: MCArtwalk@gmail.com

For more general info visit: millcreektowncenter.biz

MOD Pizza Coming

doTellLogoHave watched many pizza places come & go over 35 years in Mill Creek. The usual big chains, mostly. Would love to see Pagliacci come to our area, but was still glad to hear that MOD Pizza will open soon in the Mill Creek Plaza because I do like their pizza. They will share the new building ( in old Shari’s spot ) with recently opened, Wells Fargo Bank.

MOD has a different concept. The standard pizza is 11 inches, and is, as they say, infinitely customizable with toppings — all for the same price of $7.17, except for the cheese only which will be a dollar less. Do tell.

After a little digging  into the website for information, did learn there are in fact other size pizzas available & prices for those along with sides, salads & beverages. They do not deliver . “We’ve made a conscious decision not to deliver our pizzas as we feel they are best straight out of the oven. However, if you can’t dine in, you can always take out.” — from MOD FAQ page

For more information about MOD, visit: MOD Pizza

Another recent article in the Seattle Times about the company & its founders. MOD Pizza raising $15M in Expansion Effort  Hope they are not trying to do too much, too quickly. Quality over quantity & all that. We shall see.

New Mill Creek Economic Development Committee to be Formed


The Mill Creek City Council is seeking individuals interested in joining a new Mill Creek Economic Development Committee.  This ad hoc committee will be responsible for developing & recommending ideas to the City Council to promote short- and long-term economic development in Mill Creek. Do tell.

The Council will appoint to the Committee 10 to 15 people representing a cross-section of the community, which could include a range of business owners/operators (including professional services and retail), commercial property owners and Mill Creek residents who have expertise or interest in economic development.  Anyone interested in serving on the Committee is invited to apply.  Applicants must have a strong interest in Mill Creek’s long-term economic vitality & community character.  Residency in Mill Creek is not a requirement.

The Committee will meet twice a month for a period of up to three months (with the option to extend if appropriate).  The Committee is anticipated to begin meeting in May 2014.  At the first meeting, the Committee will select a chairperson and set the day & time of subsequent meetings.  City staff will be available to facilitate the meetings & provide administrative support as appropriate.  Members are expected to attend the meetings & be active participants. The Economic Development Committee will be responsible for preparing a final report (and any interim reports it deems appropriate) & presenting it to the City Council.

If you are interested in applying for this volunteer opportunity on the Mill Creek Economic Development Committee, please submit a Letter of Interest by April 30, 2014 to:

Sherrie Ringstad, Planning Specialist

Department of Community Development

City of Mill Creek

15728 Main Street

Mill Creek, Washington  98012

For more information go to www.cityofmillcreek.com or call Sherrie at 425-921-5717 or contact her via email atsherrie@cityofmillcreek.com.