4 neighborhoodSponsors The Mill Creek Influence March March The Mill Creek Influence neighborhoodSponsors 5 This section has been created to give you easier access when searching for a HOME MEAL PREPARATION Kings Schools ROOFING / HOME trusted neighborhood vendor to use. Take a minute to familiarize yourself IMPROVEMENT Dinners Ready 129303 Fremont Ave N IMPROVEMENT with the businesses sponsoring The Mill Creek Influence . Granite Transformations 12305 120th Ave N.E. Shoreline, WA 98133 North Creek Roofing These local businesses are proud to partner with your neighborhood and 11524 Mukilteo Speedway Kirkland, WA 98034 (206) 289-7783 17624 15th Ave SE Ste 105A make this newsletter possible. Please support these businesses and thank Mukilteo, WA 98275 (425) 825-9323 www.kingsschools.org Bothell, WA 98012 them for supporting you! 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Innovat in ion6 neighborhoodSponsors The Mill Creek Influence March March The Mill Creek Influence 7...continuedTAX ADVISOR TIRES, BRAKES AND YOGAChris Freeman CPA BATTERIES Laughing Buddha Yoga(425) 225-5732 Les Schwab 17624 15th Ave SE 111Awww.cfreemancpapc.com 13223 Bothell Everett Hwy Mill Creek, WA 98012TAX SERVICESToyer Dietrich CPA Mill Creek, WA 98012 (425) 337-6373 www.lesschwab.com (206) 617-1672 laughingbuddhayogastudio.com O3705 Colby AveEverett, WA 98201 WINDOW COVERING W G S B Note(425) 258-3432 Budget Blindswww.toyercpa.com 9915 7th Ave St Se Everett, WA 98208 J O H N W S T I E BE R , D D S (425) 338-7933 www.budgetblindsmillcreek.com S EPublisher’s O EThanks to everyone who contributed theirphotos, stories, ideas and attendance for this have your email address so we can make sure you are receiving invitations! March 2012 Holidays &issue! I hope you will contribute to our nextissues with stories, photos and ideas you Please continue to send me your stories,would like to share with your neighbors. photos and ideas! We welcome all yourThis is truly YOUR magazine and relies contributions! Observancesonly on the generous support of our adver- Have a wonderful March! Serving Mill Creek for over 30 years…tising sponsors. If you or someone you 2 - Read Across America Day / Dr. Suess Birthday One Smile at a Time!know has a need for their services, I hope Avery Holderyou will support the businesses that are Avery.holder@ 11 - Daylight Savings Time Begins supporting your neighborhood magazine! n2pub.com 17 - St. Patricks Day 425-424-3663And if you know a business you would per- office 20 - First Day of Springsonally recommend and would benefit from 206-718-9283having their business introduced to your cellfellow residents, please let me know! If you Experience Counts When Creating Beautiful Smiles!have not yet attended one of our monthlyRestaurant Reviews, please make sure I 1025-153rd Street SE Suite 102 Orthodontics for Children, Teens and Adults Mill Creek, WA 98012 Don’t forget that The Mill Creek Influence has a Facebook page! “Friend” us so we can notify you of our community news and events. 425.745.6322 | www.jwstieber.com | Braces@jwstieber.com
10 neighborhoodnews The Mill Creek Influence March March The Mill Creek Influence neighborhoodnews 11 pets Mill Creek precious young entrepreneurs Name & Age: Bailey (13 yrs old) Name & Age: Shelby (14 yrs old) (kid to kid this month) Neighborhood: Mill Creek Neighborhood: Mill Creek Phone Number: 425-422-3635 (mom’s number) Phone Number: 425-488-3078 (mom’s number) Hi! I am 13 and just starting to babysit. I live in Snohomish and I am a responsible 14 yr. old available for babysitting in the attend Valleyview Middle school and am in the 8th grade. I will Mill Creek area on the weekends. have my babysitting class completed and I love kids! Price per hour is negotiable. Name & Age: Jaime Cruickshank (almost 17 years old) Neighborhood: Mill Creek Name & Age: Hannah (11 yrs old) Phone Number: 425-870-9390Bella Brewer Neighborhood: Mill CreekI I am very responsible and have a wide range of experience with all d like to introduce you to Bella Brewer, who is an 8-year-old and decided it was time to expand our family as well. Our 3 cats Phone Number: 425-422-3635 (mom’s number) ages. I volunteer with non-profit organizations in our community Bernese Mountain Dog. My husband and I have lived in Mill needed a friend so we decided to go "look" at puppies. Of course I am just starting to babysit. Some people may think I’m too and I am saving money for a High School European experience. Creek for 9 years, and Bella has been an important part of the there is no "looking" at puppies, and after a trip to Clackamas, young but I turn 12 in April and adore children. I will be attendingneighborhood since she arrived. Bella has never met a stranger, as OR, we came home with Bella. Every summer, our neighborhood Valleyview next year. I also pet sit and love pets as well. We haveshe makes friends with everyone she meets. Even the most timid celebrates Bellas birthday right along with the other kids. She is two dogs, a cat and a bird (doodles) I want to open a pet store If your child would like to offer a service to the neighborhood, please have themchild cannot resist giving Bella a big hug around the neck. always spoiled with birthday cookies and a bone shaped cake. someday. email their information to Melissa Tyler @ at firstname.lastname@example.org.After 6 women in our small neighborhood became pregnant within As a puppy, Bella was never overly mischievous. Except for onemonths of each other...my husband and I did some soul searching time that I just didnt have the heart to leave her in her crate. As I got home from work, she greeted me at the door with the sav biggest grin and tail swing. 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neW fountain of youth12 neighborhoodnews The Mill Creek Influence March March The Mill Creek Influence 13 the kids 2ds ki Botox/Dermal Fillers Injectables: looking good, feeling good and being competitive today’s society is essential. for those desiring quick, safe and effective anti-aging enhancements that produce impressive results, injectables are a great choice. Botox What is BOTOX® Cosmetic and how does it work? When can I see results and how long does it last? The increase BOTOX® Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the in volume is instantaneous. Some swelling may occur but Clostridium botulinum bacterium. It is the only treatment of should resolve itself within 48 hours after the injection. Some its type approved by the FDA. BOTOX® Cosmetic works by bruising may also occur which can take up to two weeks to temporarily blocking communication between the nerves and resolve. Occasionally, patients may benefit from additional vol- the muscles in the treated area. Treating the muscle that causes ume of filler to achieve "optimal correction. Dermal fillers typi- the wrinkle will make that wrinkle dissipate. cally last up to a year or more before touch up treatments are needed. However, the lip area typically last about 6 months due What areas can be treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic? BOTOX® to the constant movement in that area. Added longevity can be Name: Shelby Lynn King Cosmetic can be used on various areas of the face, ranging from achieved by returning for touch-ups while some filler still exists Age: 13-yrs-old the glabella lines (frown lines between the eyebrows), horizontal since the body will usually continue to respond to some degree Grade: 8th grade lines on the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes. Dr. Lin’s with collagen production around these products. With regular advanced knowledge of facial anatomy and expertise enables touch ups, over time, many patients report that less product and My Favorite Movies are The Cutting Edge, Stick It, Footloose, and him to perform BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments to aesthetically less frequent procedures are required to maintain results. Burlesque. improve other features of the face, such as create a mini brow Why choose Mill Creek Skin & Laser? Dr. Lin has had extensive training in the lift, reduce chin and lip lines (smoker’s lines), and even relax use of BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers. He is a highly skilled injector incor- My Favorite Music is Adele, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Bruno vertical neck muscle bands. BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be porating advanced techniques so that you achieve the best, most natural and Mars, Justin Bieber used to treat migraine headaches and Hyperhydrosis (excessive most long-lasting results. With Dr. Lin, patience and preciseness are key. He will base his treatment plan on your expectations of BOTOX® and/or dermal fill- underarm sweating) that is not adequately managed with topical ers so you will emerge looking like you, just more rested and refreshed. My Sport is figure skating. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication. agents. Special Interests/Hobbies: I think it would be cool and fun to When can I see results and how long does it last? The patient will be able to see the results of the Botox injections within two Join us every Sunday learn how to play the guitar well. My family and I have several guitars, but I have never had the time to learn how to play. weeks. Lines continue to improve up to a month, and results 9:00am, 10:30am & Noon can last up to 4 months. Once the Botox wears off, the facial Other than skating, I like to take photos. I have a 35 mm cam- FOR MEN AND WOMEN era, and it is really fun to take pictures and I enjoy doing it. muscles will begin to function once more. Patients must return 4326 148th Street Southeast Mill Creek, WA 98012-4705 every three to four months or so to prevent the return of their Now o ering: (425) 316-3333 A s s e e n o n D r. O z : C o o l s c u l p t i n g b y Z e l t i q http://www.goldcreek.org Your Favorite Vacation: Last year I went to Maui, Hawaii and wrinkles. Sunday Service Times 9:00am, 10:30am & Noon loved it! Any place with palm trees and beaches is where I want Dermal Fillers Deeper wrinkles will require fillers, such as Juve- to be for vacation. derm, Restalyne, or Perlane to name a few. It is a non-invasive way to address the issue of volume loss, filling in and plumping Upcoming Obstacles: I have many in my sport of figure skat- up facial wrinkles, thereby restoring a smoother more youth- ing….Next competition season starts in April, and I am hoping ful look to the face. They are often called “lunchtime facelifts” to have a good training season. In October there is the North- or “liquid facelifts” because it can be done in your lunch hour, west Pacific Regional Championships, in which I hope to be and offers many of the benefits of a surgical facelift without the among the top 4 which move on to Nationals. downtime. I skate before and after school daily, Monday through Friday…I What areas can be treated with Dermal Fillers? and families by rture children to creatively nu ndation for a spend close to 3-4 hrs a day practicing. In addition, I also take Kids at the Creek exists ing environme nt which provides the fou n dergarte Dermal Fillers are often used to: provid ing a safe, lov l for ages 2 - kin lifetime of learni ng. Preschoo pilates, dancing and do a fair amount of conditioning off the ice · Fill in the prominent vertical wrinkles, (the "11s") between the eyebrows 931-8092 ation call (425) · Plump up the nasolabial folds, which are the “parentheses lines" which extend from the For more inform hecreek.com to stay fit and strong. or vis it www.kidsatt Church c/o Gold Cree k Community outer edge of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth k, WA 98012 t SE Mill Cree 43 26 148th Stree · Reduce the "Marionette lines," the downturned creases at the corner of the mouth istration now in process. When I grow up I want to be: A Skating coach. Hopefully I will Tours and reg us out! · Augment the hollows under the eyes Come check have competed in the Olympic games and have become a pro- · Enhance the cheeks w w w.MillCreekSkinLaser.com 15111 main street | suite a101 & a201 | Mill Creek, WA 98012 fessional figure skater. · Augment thin or aging lips 425.316.8200 | Hours: Tues-Sat 10:00 AM-6:00 PM · Scar correction
14 neighborhoodnews The Mill Creek Influence March March The Mill Creek Influence neighborhoodnews 15garden clubmill crEEk sPrinG!nothing like it for a gardener. Have questions? Join us for our great programs listed below.March 14th Vertical Gardening…is our TV Personality & Garden Guru CISCOE ship and local Elementary School Grantsprogram topic. The presenters are Rob MORRIS is on his way. He’s our speaker Funds. Look for your Order Form inand Rochelle Taylor, Sno. Cnty Master on the 9th of May! And, it’s a picnic! the MCCA newsletter “The Mill Stream”.Gardeners. Vertical gardens come in all Casual dress! Learning is fun when Order forms must be returned by Aprilsizes and shapes….using trellises, tunnels, Ciscoes’ in the house. Prepaid reserva- 2nd. Need an order form? Contact anyteepees, up-side-down planters and more. tions required. For all details, go to our Garden Club member.You can have one in your garden no mat- website. We’re giggling already.ter what the size. The Mill Creek Garden Club meets the IT’S OUR ANNUAL SPRING BASKET 2nd Wednesday of the month, Septem-Donna Franklin from the WA Native SALE! Bursting with color and just right ber thru May at the Mill Creek CountryPlant Society will speak to us on “Native for every spring/summer occasion, these Club. Annual dues are $25.00. Lun-Flowers that Bloom in the Shade”. April baskets may be ordered for either a sun cheon fees for members are $23, and $2511th is the date. Donna’s special talent is or shade garden. And, we’ll deliver them for guests. For more information pleaseturning shady areas into places of serene right to your Mill Creek address Thurs- visit www.millcreekgardenclub.com. Toand quiet beauty. Ahhhh. day/Friday before Mother’s Day. More make a reservation, call Dawn Robnett, importantly, the net proceeds from the 425-385-8460 or email her:Oh la la!! basket sales benefit both our Scholar- email@example.com. mill creek SNOWMAGEDDON 2012 Thanks to everyone who sent in photos to share this crazy few days we had! As you can see, we not only got a ton of snow but we had a blast playing in it! continued...
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18 neighborhoodnews The Mill Creek Influence March March The Mill Creek Influence neighborhoodnews 19 Favorite Vacation Spot: While we’ve taken family vacations to What music do you listen to? Ted enjoys jazz, R&B and clas- Hawaii, New York, Cape Cod and other destinations, our favor- sic rock. Teresa enjoys contemporary Christian, “angry rocker ite is Lake Chelan. Every summer we head over to Campbell’s chick” music, classical, and musicals. As you can imagine, jointly Resort for several days of sun, swimming, and boating. sharing one iPod can be a challenge! But we’ve found harmony in R.E.M., Genesis, 10,000 Maniacs, and Seal. Favorite Sports Teams: The WSU Cougars! Teresa is a WSU Alumni; Kristin is a WSU Junior, and there’s a high likelihood What are your favorite TV Shows? We love Cougar football and that Paige and Catie will attend WSU as well. Even Ted has basketball and Seahawks football. We’re also reality show junk- become an honorary Coug. You can see it in our license plates, ies, and try to watch the Apprentice, American Idol and Biggest our license plate frames, our WSU-decorated home office and Loser. But our favorite shows are Parenthood and Modern our apparel. Go Cougs! Family. In fact, we’ve been told that Ted is just like Phil and Teresa is just like Claire—go figure! Favorite Family Dinner: One when all five of us are home, which is rare! It’s not so much about the food, it’s more about the con- What is your favorite part about living in your neighborhood? versation and the chance for a very busy family to reconnect. We’ve become very good friends with about five or six families who live close by. Our back yards back up to a former horse corral Family Traditions: We have several…Going to church every that now boasts a fire pit and horseshoes. The group of families Photography by Chelsi Greenwood Sunday…Spending the 4th of July at Lake Ketchum with the host Halloween and New Year’s parties that everyone in the neigh-Family family’s annual bocce ball tournament…Thai food for Christmas borhood attends. And during the summer, we frequently have spon- Eve dinner… Our annual trip to Oregon to spend Thanksgiving taneous group barbecues and get-togethers. We feel really blessed to I am so thrilled to introduce you to this gorgeous family! We have started new opportu- with family…Using secret codes to label the girls’ Christmas gifts live in such a great community and have such good friends. nities for not only the families in our neighborhoods to have a chance to be the featured so they don’t know whose is whose…giving our girls’ boyfriends family each month, but also our advertisers so that you can get to know these amazingspotlight secret nicknames…and of course, rooting for anything Cougar! business owners and their wonderful families as well. We are all part of this wonderful community and without these advertisers this magazine would not be in existence so Kids? What activities are they involved with? Kristi is activelyplease take the time to thank them and let them know how much you love this magazine when you get the chance to do so. Without fur- involved in college life at WSU, including working as a Facilityther ado..please meet the Wenta-McGovern family! Both Ted and Teresa advertise in the magazine. Teresa is the Director of Marketing and Manager and lifeguard at the Rec Center, and being involvedCommunications for Providence Regional Medical Center Everett and Providence Medical Group and Ted is Director of Operations for YMCA in her church’s activities. Paige has been on the soccer, cross-of Snohomish County. country, track and bowling teams at Jackson High School, and serves as ASB secretary. Catie has played tennis and golf forThank you Teresa and Ted for sharing your beautiful family with us! Jackson, and has participated in DECA for four years, currently serving as president. Your family’s Mill Creek RealtorFamily Member Names: The Wenta- Profession(s): Ted has worked for the YMCA clubs, etc. Now that they’re almost grown How are you involved in the community? On a personal level,McGovern family includes Ted, Teresa, in various capacities for 25 years. He cur- and we’re about to become empty nesters, we like to hang out in the Mill Creek community, and canKristin, Paige and Catie rently serves as Vice President of Opera- we’re looking forward to having the time often be found frequenting Mill Creek Town Square. We enjoy tions for YMCA of Snohomish County. to pursue the things we enjoy: golf, tennis, attending Jackson High School football and basketball games.Pets: Bridgette (our four-year-old cat) and Teresa’s background is in marketing gardening, aimless Sunday drives, and scop- And we both serve as volunteer members and advisors on taskCiaoBella (our four-month-old kitten) and advertising. She spent the first 15 ing out the area’s best happy hour food! forces and committees for the Everett School District. On a years of her career working in Seattle at professional level, we both work for organizations—ProvidenceStreet: 144th Place SE (Apple Tree) a large ad agency. She’s now the Direc- Favorite Play Area/Park/Hang Out: During and the YMCA—that have facilities that serve the Mill Creek tor of Marketing and Communications the day, it’s a long walk around our neighbor- Community. That allows us to invest in the community throughWhere are you from? Ted is originally for Providence Regional Medical Center hood or through Mill Creek. At night, it’s at things like sponsorship of Mill Creek Festival, the Mill Creekfrom Southern California, but moved to Everett and Providence Medical Group, a any of Mill Creek’s wonderful restaurants. Summer Concert Series, Run of the Mill, and participation inthis area about 17 years ago. Teresa was position she’s held for 14 years. the Mill Creek Business Association.born in Everett (at the same hospital Favorite Restaurants: We’re creatures ofwhere she now works!). Favorite Activities/Hobbies: When our habit, and tend to go back to our favorites What do you like to do to relax? In the winter, we enjoy Sunday children were younger, our favorite activi- over and over. We can often be found at drives and watching college and professional football games. In theHow long have you lived in your neigh- ties and hobbies were whatever they were Azul, Emory’s, Villa Nuova, Capri, and summer, we try to be outside as much as possible, and enjoy hang- www.LizHunterHomes.comborhood? We moved to the Mill Creek involved in at the time—soccer, dance, the Blazing Onion. ing out with our neighbors around the back yard corral and fire pit. (425) 583 9887area seven years ago. horseback riding, school activities and
20 neighborhoodnews The Mill Creek Influence March March The Mill Creek Influence 21CAR of the month What is unique about your car? What makes it special? I won this beauty kicking a field goal the day Steve Largent retired for the Seahawks! What is your personal history with the car? How long haveTell us about your car: Year, Make, Model 1990 Nissan 300 ZX you owned it? How did you come to own it? Kicked a 35-yard field goal during half time of the Seahawks game in the King- dome on Dec. 23rd 1989. A day I will never forget! If you’re a diehard Seahawks fan perhaps you were at that game. Who can forget Steve Largents retirement day? What is the history of the car model or manufacturer? This was the first year for the completely redesigned 300ZX model. A car truly ahead of it’s time in design and performance. What is your favorite thing about the car? EVERYTHING! This car still runs, looks and handles like the first day I picked it up from the dealership. Just lacks the new car smell. Of course this car has lots of sentimental value to me as well. Any other thoughts you would like to share? I feel totally blessed that I had this amaz- ing opportunity to not only participate in the Seahawk field goal kick contest, but to actually win such an amazing car. Having several close friends praying for me that day didn’t hurt my chances either. All I can say is, God is Good!