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The Mill Creek Influence December 2011

  1. 1. the MilloCreek i n f l u e n c e a publication exclusively for the residents of mill creek • December 2011 Meet the King Family! Photography by Chelsi Greenwood PhotographyLook inside for the...i-fly Seattle Indoor Skydiving Review!Restaurant Review for Preservation Kitchen!Massage Envy Review!
  2. 2. 2 The Mill Creek Influence December December The Mill Creek Influence 3 Lo c a L a r e a co n tac t s www.n2pub.com © 2011 Neighborhood Networks Publishing, Inc. ™ EmErgEncy 911 emergency AREA DIRECTOR Avery Holder 425.424.3663 non EmErgEncy avery.holder@n2pub.com 425-328-0035 Mcca security PHOTOGRAPHER Chelsi Greenwood Photography 425-745-6175 Mill creek Police 360-668-5357 Fire District #7 CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Tara Mellum Charles Doepp utilitiEs Lisa & Lindsay Ware 800-483-1000 Verizon Lori Pacchiano 888-225-5773 Puget sound energy CREATIVE TEAM Christie Joyce 425-783-1000 snohomish county PUD Kylie Martin 425-481-1100 Waste Management nW Amanda Barnette 800-COMCAST comcast cable 425-787-0220 alderwood Water District 425-337-3647 silver Lake Water District schools 425-338-5180 Mill creek elementary 425-338-5080 Penny creek elementary 425-338-5175 silver Lake elementary 425-338-5150 Woodside elementary 425-338-5000 Heatherwood Middle school 425-316-5200 Henry M Jackson High school 425-379-6363 archbishop Murphy 206-289-7783 King’s school othEr 425-337-1116 city of Mill creek animal control 425-743-1444 Mill creek country club 425-743-5544 Mill creek Public Library 425-353-7433 everett transit 425-745-1891 city of Mill creek http://www.cityofmillcreek.com/  organizations Mill creek Womens club http://www.millcreekwomensclub.com West coast aquatics center http://www.swimwca.org/ DISCLAIMER: N2 Publishing is not affiliated with or contracted by the City of Mill Creek (the “City”). This publication, Greater Mill creek senior center including the content of articles and advertisements contained herein, is not authorized or endorsed by the City. Any http://snohomish.wsu.edu/seniors/news.pdf articles included in this publication and/or opinions expressed therein do not necessarily reflect the views of N2 Publishing Mill creek Garden club but remain solely those of the author(s). The paid advertisements contained within The Mill Creek Influence magazine are not endorsed or recommended by N2 Publishing or the publisher. Therefore, neither N2 Publishing nor the publisher may be http://www.MillCreekGardenClub.com held liable or responsible for business practices of these companies. NOTE: When community events take place, photogra- phers may be present to take photos for that event and they may be used in this publication.
  3. 3. 4 neighborhoodSponsors The Mill Creek Influence December December The Mill Creek Influence neighborhoodSponsors 5 This section has been created to give you easier access when searching for a LANDSCAPING REAL ESTATE AGENT SECURITY & SOUND TIRES, BRAKES AND trusted neighborhood vendor to use. Take a minute to familiarize yourself Classic Landscape Care Remax - Sue and Charles Doepp INTEGRATION BATTERIES with the businesses sponsoring The Mill Creek Influence . (425) 273-4512 (425) 280-4545 NW Security & Sound Les Schwab These local businesses are proud to partner with your neighborhood and www.classiclc.com (350) 691-4200 13223 Bothell Everett Hwy make this newsletter possible. Please support these businesses and thank REAL ESTATE SALES www.nwsecurityandsound.biz Mill Creek, WA 98012 them for supporting you! MATTRESSES Darren Munson (425) 337-6373 Mattress City (425) 338-9400 SHOPPING AND www.lesschwab.com 121 SE Everett Mall Way Suite A www.munsonhomes.com ENTERTAINMENT Everett, WA 98208 Country Village Shops TRAVEL SERVICES (425) 355-7378 RESTAURANT 23718 Bothell Everett Hwy Suite H Bourke TravelAUTO CARE - REPAIR DENTIST - PEDIATRIC FAMILY DOCTOR FRAMING www.mattress-city.com La Palmera Bothell, WA 98021 16120 Cascadian WayQuality Foreign Auto Lynnwood Kids Dentist Western Washington Family & Artisan Custom Framing 1629 Center Rd (425) 483-2250 Bothell, WA 9801218002 Bothell Everett Highway 18833 28th Ave W Suit B Pediatric Medicine 15111 Main Street A 104 ORTHODONTIST Everett, WA 98204 www.countryvillagebothell.com (425) 787-1115Mill Creek, WA 98012 Lynnwood, WA 98036 4301 Hoyt Avenue Mill Creek, WA 98012 John W Stieber D.D.S. (425) 379-5100 www.bourketravel.com(425) 481-1200 (425) 774-1285 Everett, WA 98203 (425) 385-2121 1025 153rd St. SE www.lapmillcreek.com SPAwww.qualityforeignauto.com www.kidsdentist.com (425) 317-8025 www.artisancustomframing.com Mill Creek, WA 98012 Lorindas Salon Spa Store WINDOW COVERING www.medgroup.com (425) 745-6322 The Jet Bar & Grill 800 164th St SE Budget BlindsCHILDREN AND DOG BOARDING HEALTH SERVICES www.jwstieber.com 800 164th St SE Mill Creek, WA 98012 9915 7th Ave St SeFAMILY PHYSICIAN Doggy Haven Resort and Spa FAMILY FUN Providence Physicians Group Mill Creek, WA 98012 (425) 743-9722 Everett, WA 98208Puget Sound Ear Nose & Throat 5303 Interurban Blvd Mill Creek Family YMCA (425) 316-5080 PRIVATE SCHOOL (425) 743-4594 www.lorindassalon.com (425) 338-793315021 Main Street Suite K Bothell, WA 98012 13723 Puget Sound Drive www.providence.org Archbishop Murphy www.thejetbar.com www.budgetblindsmillcreek.comMill Creek, WA 98012 (425) 482-4472 Everett, WA 98028 12911 39th Avenue Southeast TAEKWONDO(425) 337-4810 www.doggyhaven.com/ (425) 337-0123 HOME CLEANING Everett, WA 98208 ROOFING / HOME White Tiger Martial Arts YOGAwww.pugetsoundent.com www.ymca-snoco.org Maid Brigade (425) 379-6363 IMPROVEMENT 3922 148th St SE Laughing Buddha Yoga FACIALS / SKIN CARE (206) 362-8439 www.am-hs.org North Creek Roofing Bothell, WA 98012 17624 15th Ave SE 111ACHURCHES Mill Creek Skin and Laser FINANCIAL PLANNER www.maidbrigadenw.com 17624 15th Ave SE Ste 105A (425) 357-0357 Mill Creek, WA 98012Gold Creek Community Church 15111 Main Street Waddell & Reed Kings Schools Bothell, WA 98012 www.white-tiger-ma.com (206) 617-16724326 148th St SE Mill Creek, WA 98012 19217 36th Ave W Suite 201 HOME 129303 Fremont Ave N (425) 822-6921 laughingbuddhayogastudio.comMill Creek, WA 98012 (425) 316-8200 Lynnwood, WA 98036 IMPROVEMENT Shoreline, WA 98133 www.northcreekroofing.com TAX SERVICES(425) 316-3333 www.millcreekskinlaser.com (425) 774-9053 Granite Transformations (206) 289-7783 Toyer Dietrich CPAwww.goldcreek.org bhendrickson.wrfa.com/ 11524 Mukilteo Speedway www.kingsschools.org SALON & DAY SPA 3705 Colby Ave FAMILY ATHLETIC Mukilteo, WA 98275 Spa In The City Everett, WA 98201COSMETIC CLUB FIREPLACES & (425) 773-4938 PROFESSIONAL 9505 19th Ave SE, Suite 109 (425) 258-3432DENTISTRY / ORAL Columbia Athletic Club BARBECUES www.granitetransformations. PHOTOGRAPHY Everett, WA 98208 www.toyercpa.comSURGERY 505 128th St SE Hearthside & Home com/northseattle/ Chelsi Greenwood Photography (425) 948-7723Bill J Mulliken DDS Everett, WA 98208 4829 196th SW #D (509) 795-0215 www.spainthecity.net16030 Bothell Everett Highway # 280 (425) 745-1617 Lynnwood, WA 98036 HOSPITAL www.chelsigreenwoodphotography.Mill Creek, WA 98012 www.columbiaathletic.com (425) 771-6434 Providence Regional Medical Center com(425) 337-4001 www.hearthsideandhome.com (425) 261-2000www.millcreekdentistry.com www.providence.org
  4. 4. 6 The Mill Creek Influence December December The Mill Creek Influence 7 Enjoy Your Yard Again! We Can Help! Don’t forget that The Mill Creek Influence has a Facebook page!  “Friend” us so we can noti- fy you of our community news and events. OctOber Note Special! As many of you know, we ran a contest last month and gave all ofPublisher’s you the opportunity to win amazing gifts from all of your favorite advertisers! Thank you so much for participating. It was so much fun that we will definitely be doing this again soon. If you didn’t get a chance to participate, you will have another shot! Winners will be announced here next month! Happy holidays and welcome to the north creek roofing December issue of The Mill Creek Wine picnic basket Influence. Quality Foreign auto 50.00 dollar gift certificate towards any major service · · · · , I really want to thank all the residents artisan custom Framing who have contributed and made this $40.00 gift certificate possible. It seems like every issue just Dr. Mulliken at Mill creek Dentistry gets better and better with the more Gift Certificate to Massage Envy & Azul involvement we have. We have so many White tiger Martial arts fun events planned for all of you, from One Month of classes including uniform & t-shirt indoor skydiving to restaurant reviews the country Village shops at top restaurants around town. Next $50 gift certificate to Country Villagemonth we will be featuring the hands-on glassblowing event Budget Blindsthat had at Glassybaby last month. We are always busy doing In spa Gift Certificatesomething so if you haven’t gotten involved yet, jump in and Waddell and reedjoin us! Comprehensive Financial plan ($900 value) Mattress cityI’d like to thank all our advertisers for making the magazine Memory Foam Pillowpossible. We have some great businesses supporting The Mill Western Washington Family MedicineCreek Influence and as you are doing your holiday shopping, Emory’s Restaurant Gift CertificateI’d encourage you to stop by our sponsors and tell them TheMill Creek Influence sent you. Hope you all have a wonderful chelsi Greenwood Photography Complimentary Photo Shoot , • . .December, the next time you hear from me it will be 2012!! Gold creek community church $20 gift certificate to the Cafe - - Mill creek YMca - - 1 month of free membership
  5. 5. 8 neighborhoodNews The Mill Creek Influence December December The Mill Creek Influence 9Golf Tip of the Month WESTERN WASHINGTON MEDICAL GROUPWhat every golfer wants for christmas. With Christmas just weeks away, what have you planned to get Nothing will create a smile faster than your golfer this year? Could you be thinking new clubs, shoes, a nifty sweater? For those of you that have been especially nice, picking up a wrapped gift that has just that right size, weight and sound. (People Fa m i l y M e d i c i n e what about a golf vacation? still shake Christmas presents don’t they?) What golfer would not like a trip to southern California to play There are many types of golf balls. OK, winter golf? Temperatures in the high 70’s, world-class golf most of them are white, but the compari- courses and direct flights make a combination hard to resist. son ends at the color. If you do not know which to pick, consult with the golf shop How do you put it all together? There are travel companies the professional. Prices and performance vary focus strictly on golf vacations. (Search the internet to pick one that greatly. The important thing is to get a fits your desired location and proposed itinerary.) They can offer ball that fits your golfer’s game. packages, book tee times, or create a personalized golf experience. And, best of all, you can compare options from the comfort of your So be it extravagant or practical, do not own couch. forget your golfer when spreading holiday cheer this season. Not enough in the gift budget for travel? Here is a suggestion that is sure to be a hit with any golfer – a dozen golf balls. Charles Doepp It’s nice to meet you! Silver La Locati ke Now O on is pen Our new location will provide: Cooking Classes in our new teaching kitchen | Group Visits for chronic illnesses Personalized Primary Health Care for the whole family Now accepting new patients. For more information or to make an appointment call our o ce at 425-317-8025 New Location 12728 Bothell-Everett Hwy | Ste 300 | Everett 98208 4301 Hoyt Avenue | Everett 98203 Marissa Fernandez-Kiemele, M.D. | | Arthur Grossman, M.D. David Lindstrom, M.D. | Bruce Main, M.D. | Albert Yuen, M.D. Accepting most insurances
  6. 6. 10 neighborhoodNews The Mill Creek Influence December December The Mill Creek Influence neighborhoodNews 11 Photography by Chelsi Greenwood PhotographyreviewMaSSage eNvy ever wish that you could have a professional massage on a regular basis to unwind from a stressful day at work or running after the little ones? Maybe even having one on a weekly basis for pain, but are afraid of racking up enormous fees at the spa? So, how does Massage Envy measure up to residents who have had many other professional massage therapy treatments in the past? We asked Mill Creek resi- dents and entrepreneurs to try The Mill Creek Massage Envy for the first time and give us some honest feedback. I am 5 1/2 months pregnant and my prenatal massage at Massage Envy was just fabulous! I was not quite sure what instantly relaxed me. All the staff there was very friendly and welcoming. The massage rooms were perfectly heated, lit and had great soothing music play- ing- my hour went by quickly as Kenedy worked on relieving my stress areas as well as giving an all over stress massage- I truly felt that my needs had been addressed. Galinda Porter (River Crossing) Today, more and more people turn to massage therapy not just to relieve stress to expect with a prenatal massage, but Although all of our participants may but also to heal aches and pains, including symptoms associated with arthritis this massage was just what I needed with enjoy going to full service spas every once and fibromyalgia; so the demand for affordable, accessible massage therapy has all of the aches that I am starting experi- in awhile and indulging themselves, they become greater than ever before. That fact is one of the reasons that has made Mas- ence. The staff was so welcoming and all found the value and professional mas- sage envy one of the fasted growing franchises in the nation, as well as their commit- made me feel comfortable and completely sage techniques displayed by the staff at relaxed from the time I walked in until the The Mill Creek Massage Envy worthy of ment to giving excellent service for healing their clients at prices they can afford. time my massage was complete. I look for- referring to other residents as well. For ward to my next prenatal massage at Mas- those who need frequent massages due sage Envy! Valerie Gautreaux (Brighton) to injuries and residents who travel a lotMassage Envy is not trying to be a spa, memberships at all locations nationwide, state. The regional member rate is $39 per for work can also take advantage of thebut it does have a relaxing and serene which now is up to 700 locations in 43 hour or $57 per 90 minutes. The regional The atmosphere at Massage Envy nationwide membership plan.environment and offers low-cost plans states. A client can use his or her “prepaid” monthly dues are only $59, which includes was soothing the minute you walked in the door. The warm compress (bag DISCLAIMER: The business reviewed in this sec-that make multiple massages in a month massages at any nationwide clinic or pay a 1-hour massage. All additional massages tion provided products and/or services free of charge invery reasonable. A membership includes the membership rate in that particular are at the member rates. of rice LOL) on the back of my neck exchange for this review.
  7. 7. 12 neighborhoodNews The Mill Creek Influence December December The Mill Creek Influence neighborhoodNews 13 Name:  Emma            Age: 10 ½ Grade: 5th Favorite Movies:  Soul Surfer Favorite Music: upbeat Christian music Sports I Play:  soccer, swimming, skiing Musical Instrument I Play/Want to Learn: I play piano and the flute Special Interests/Hobbies: soccer, paddle boarding, rock climbing, surfing, biking, hiking, camping, and playing with my friends   Your Favorite Vacation:  Hawaii, Mexico and sailing in Canada Upcoming challenge(s): My next soccer tournament            Something Unique About Me:  I have only lost 8 teeth  When I Grow Up I’m Going to be:  A dolphin trainer/photographer Name:  Will Age: 8 Grade: 2nd Favorite Movies:  Despicable Me Favorite Music: fast music Sports I Play: soccer, football, swimming, rock climbing, and skiing 2 Musical Instrument I Play/Want to Learn: I play piano. I want to learn violinkids kids Special Interests/Hobbies:  paddle boarding, riding bikes, sketch- ing and playing with my snake and my friends Your Favorite Vacation: Mexico and sailing in Canada and Hawaii and camping Upcoming challenge(s): Playing in my first piano recital Something Unique About Me: I am outgoing When I Grow Up I’m Going to be:  I want to work at the zoo and be a dentist
  8. 8. 14 neighborhoodNews The Mill Creek Influence December December The Mill Creek Influence neighborhoodNews 15 positions during the flight since we were happen if my parachute malfunctioned. information we needed before flight time secured by handles on our flight suits The staff was fun, friendly and profes- as well as help to ease any nervous feeling our instructor used to guide our bodies. sional. They were excited to share the we had... the only complaint I have is that As I looked up I imagined the floating experience with others. I have a few dif- my next flight couldnt come soon enough! scene in Willy Wonka and as he spun me ferent events that I am hoping to plan -Greg Percy Jr. – Hearthside and Home around I laughed so hard I could feel my with this company and am excited about saliva whipping against my cheeks…I was the possibility of learning some of the I loved i-Fly Seattle!  What a great expe- in pure delight. stunts we got to witness. I was smiling ear rience as an adult to get to feel a bit like a Dreams of flying   to ear and giggling like a kid on a swing kid again! I think we all laughed so hard i-Fly is a professional flying tunnel and for the first time. It was so fun to share that our smiles felt stuck to our faces. It come true for a fast becoming one of the hottest new with friends and I would definitely rec- was almost as much fun watching the group of Mill Creek sports. Military Special Forces train at the center daily and many of the biggest ommend i-Fly Seattle to others. Tracey Prader – The Jet Bar & Grill others members of my group fly as the thrill of flying myself; it was exhilarat- residents! corporations plan team-building events ing! I plan on arranging 2 parties in the to bring unity and fearlessness to their I totally enjoyed our session at i-Fly. very near future, one for my sons birth- businesses. It’s also a great experience for I was a little nervous at first; but after day, and one for my adult friends. It was families to come together and experience the short coaching session I felt confi- too much fun to not go again. Thank you flying as a family unit. dent. The staff was extremely friendly. I i-Fly Seattle, I was buzzing on the inside   always enjoy finding something new to all day. Dawn Torres - Residenti-FLY Seattle Indoor Skydiving Review The flight was actually 25% longer than do with my family. We love to experi- the actual free fall of a true sky dive mak- ence exciting things and i-Fly definitely Thanks so much Ell and Lysa for giving Photography by Chelsi Greenwood Photography and i-Fly ing it essential for anyone willing to try fits the bill. Its a great outing for kids. It all of us a wonderful experience, we will actual skydiving out of an airplane. An would also be a fun place to have a party. all be back! To book your own flight, call amazing time was had by all as you can I had a total blast. I highly recommended or schedule online today! Be sure and read through the following testimonials. i-Fly to my friends and have made reser- mention that you saw this in The Mill vations to take my family back. Creek Influence Magazine! i-Fly Seattle was such an amazing experi- Pastor Larry Ehoff; Co-Pastor - Gold iFLY Seattle • 349 Tukwila Pkwy • Tukwila, WA 98188 ence; I can’t wait to do it again. I have Creek Community Church phone: (206) 244-iFLY • (206) 244-4359 always wanted to experience the feeling www.iflyseattle.com of flying but didn’t want to actually be My i-Fly Seattle experience was great! The DISCLAIMER: The business reviewed in this sec- forced to jump out of a perfectly good staff there was very professional and friend- tion provided products and/or services free of charge in airplane to the possibility of what could ly and did a terrific job of getting us the exchange for this review. She flies through the air A small collection of MC group sat in a row observing the flights. The sound of the high- with the greatest of ease, neighbors and entrepreneurs pressured fan was so loud, combined with the ear plugs stuffed inthe only thing missing is gathered at Tukwila based i-Fly our ears, that it was impossible to hear one another; but we were all the flying trapeze. a couple weeks ago to share a able to communicate easily with the smiles and laughter. Inside the first in a lifetime experience, to tunnel our professional flying instructor, John E Olson, guided usfly. All of us being first time fliers, we were all excited, nervous, with the help of a trained wind specialist adjusting the speed andlaughing, dressed up in skydiving gear, helmets and goggles and pressure of the wind while sitting in a technical booth that resem-prepared for our first flight. As we entered the tallest wind tunnel bled an air traffic control booth.in the world based here in Washington, we were all anticipating  the freedom and thrill we would experience when we stepped in. Each flyer stepped in and suddenly started to float while tryingOur experienced instructor gently guided us individually while the to remember the hand signals and body positions to control our
  9. 9. 16 neighborhoodNews The Mill Creek Influence December December The Mill Creek Influence neighborhoodNews 17Review restaurant 17121 Bothell Way Northeast | Bothell, WA 98011 | (425) 408-1306 | www.preservationkitchen.com Reviewed by Lisa Ware and edited by Lindsay Ware was impressed by the artistic presentation, tiny glass of milk on the plate), or a warm and the taste did not disappoint as well! bread pudding. Between the five of us The Wild Boar Ragu offered me a new we had a fair share of both of these deli- definition of “comfort food”. The flavors cious treats. I am usually only interested The Preservation Kitchen were both rich and delicious. All five of in chocolate for dessert, but I must say, us at the review very much enjoyed our the bread pudding gave it a run for its The Preservation Kitchen is a quaint and For our review we were presented with a main courses, and graciously offered each money! It was covered in nuts, and was elegant restaurant located in the 1916 special menu and tried a variety of Chef other tastes of our different choices. the best bread pudding I have ever eaten. Kaysner Estate in historic downtown Jason Northern’s specialties. For our Suffice to say, they were well worth the Bothell. It has lovely grounds that lead appetizer we had a shrimp mousseline, Chef Jason Northern came out to our table extra calories! you up to the main entrance, which is which was both flavorful and delicious. during dinner to share some of his stories both warm and inviting, with a beautiful Following the appetizer, we tried sev- with us. He told us about his methods for We visited The Preservation Kitchen on full service bar. eral unique salads such as Greens and collecting only the finest organic ingredi- a Wednesday night and the following Bacon (yum!), and my favorite, Beets and ents for his recipes, including the greens Friday was a second visit for me when I Upon arriving at the restaurant, we were Ricotta. for our salads that were fresh picked that took my husband there for our weekly greeted by a very friendly and profession- morning. Chef Jason was very warm and date night. Although we live in Mill al staff, who seated us in the main dining Next, for my main course, I ordered the friendly, and after our meal he graced us Creek and usually dine close to home, we room, which I believe was the former liv- Wild Boar Ragu. Some of the other with a visit to his kitchen! have found a new restaurant to add to our ing room of this lovely home. Seated by reviewers tried dishes such as Airline favorites, and it is well worth the 20-min- the fire, we enjoyed a glass of wine while Chicken and Pork with Peas and Carrots. For dessert we had our choice of either ute drive. I would recommend to all my DISCLAIMER: The business reviewed in this sec- tion provided products and/or services free of charge in perusing the interesting menu. When the dishes arrived at our table, I a flourless chocolate cake (served with a friends that they try this gem! exchange for this review.
  10. 10. 18 The Mill Creek Influence December December The Mill Creek Influence neighborhoodNews 19 Family names: • Café Juanita is our family favorite and we celebrate most birthdays there and enjoy the local food of Thai Bistro and • Kurt (Father), Trisha (Mother), Shelby Azul’s. (Daughter) • Our favorite place to vacation is Santa Barbara, CA. Our • We have a high energy border collie family has a condo there and we spend as much time as possible named Jensen who we rescued from Paws enjoying the sights and the weather it has to offer. through Shelby’s elementary school auc- tion. We also have two cats, Lola and • Shelby enjoys watching all the Olympic figure skating and Lili, who are both rescues off the streets. Worlds competition. Together we also like to watch The Mari- We also have a zebra finch named Jake ners and The Seahawks. in my office to keep me company and our fish…two tanks worth! • “Taco Sunday” is a tradition in our family as we all gather and help prepare the meal. • The Highlands • “One Song Sunday” is a very special day for us as well as we • Kurt is originally from Ocean Beach each choose a favorite song to share and talk about. Hallow- San Diego. Kurt and I met when he een is one of our favorite holidays and we do it up in style with moved to Los Angeles and Shelby was loads and loads of decorations, parties and fun celebrations. born here in Seattle. • Along with the figure skating Shelby does, she enjoys reading, • We have lived in our neighborhood pilates, ballet and just getting together with friends. for 22 years and are actually one of the original owners in our development. If • Kurt manages graffiti control, we donate to schools and we fact, Seattle Hill Road had not even been support local artists. paved yet when we moved in. • To relax, we enjoy sitting in our backyard in “Margaritaville” • We own our own maintenance paint- (one of many areas we have designed) movies, brunches, enjoy- ing firm and work together on this. ing the sun and the bird oasis that Kurt has created in our back- yard. • Kurt loves cooking and all the aspects of it. The shopping for fresh ingredients, • All three of us have an extreme eclectic range of music we lis- the preparation and presentation, and, ten to, a lot of underground music as well as Jack Johnson, RedFamily of course, the joy on our faces as we eat!! House Painters, The Fleet Foxes. We buy new music constantly Kurt also loves gardening, and uses all of and visit St. Michele for concerts as often as possible, (most the herbs and vegetables when preparing recently Sarah Mclachlan). meals. On weekends, he likes to sit in thespotlight backyard on work on his Bonsai plants. I • As a family, we have always enjoyed the “24” series… Shelby also likes the reality shows… Kurt and I like to watch the love yoga and taking walks, which I enjoy “Criminal Minds” series. with Jensen. Shelby is a figure skater and loves it! She skates twice a day (beforePhotography by: Chelsi Greenwood Photography and after school) and competes as often as she can. When she is not doing that, her very favorite thing to do is hang out with her friends!! As a family, our favor-We have always loved the environment of Mill Creek…It ite thing to do is see a movie and eat out together.is a central location, has a great community feel, has manytrails and parks to enjoy, and with the Town Center so close, • For Kurt and I, our favorite place is our own yard to hang out. Shelby enjoys Theoffers great restaurants and diverse shopping… Town Center and Highland Park.
  11. 11. 20 neighborhoodNews The Mill Creek Influence December December The Mill Creek Influence neighborhoodNews 21 c neW fountain of youth the a r SPIder VeINS treAtMeNt They’re quite the nuisance, aren’t they? Leg and facial spider MOre qUeStIONS ON SPIder VeINS LASer treAtMeNt? You can schedule a free consultation with us first. When you of The MoNTh veins are bothersome at best, unattractive at worst. Fortunately, with cosmetic laser spider vein removal, you can make yourself look and feel a whole lot better - often times with as little as come in, we will walk you through the spider vein removal pro- cess and answer any other questions. only one or two visits. Mill Creek Skin & Laser Center is located on the north end Do you have a classic, exotic or just plain cool car? of the beautiful Mill Creek Town Center across the street from HOW dOeS LASer SPIder VeINS treAtMeNt WOrk? LA Fitness. Mill Creek Skin & Laser is committed to providing each month we will be highlighting a resident’s car in The Mill Creek Influence. highlighting your The 1064-nm Nd: YAG laser pierces the skin and penetrates the utmost customer service and care to our clients. Consulta- car is fRee and is offered exclusively to residents of Mill Creek. To have your car featured in the the superficial blood vessels. The heat generated from the laser tions are complimentary and hours are flexible. Please visit our next available monthly newsletter, all it takes is an email to avery at avery.holder@n2pub.com. coagulates the blood inside the vessels causing them to collapse website at www.millcreekskinlaser.com where you can experi- and seal. Over the next few weeks, the vessels will disappear and ence all we have to offer. We hope that you check us out soon. all of the blood will be removed by the body’s scavenging cells. Our laser treatments deliver a precise dosage of energy to each tell us about your car: Year: 2000; Make: BMW; Model: Z8 blood vessel without injuring any nearby structures. What is unique about your car? Styled after 1950’s BWM 507 Benefits of Laser Spider Veins Treatment vs. Sclerotherapy What makes it special? 1-of only 2,700 produced. The BMW . More Effective FOR MEN AND WOMEN Z8 is an aluminum body, aluminum chassis, 400hp BMW M5 . Fewer Side Effects powered roadster. . No Needles or Incisions Now o ering: 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 . Faster Treatment Sessions What is your personal history with the car? I purchased the car from the original owner, who purchased the car in California. WHEN YOU PURCHASE A SET OF 4 SELECT TIRES HOW MANY treAtMeNtS Are reqUIred? NO hassles, NO mailing, NO waiting! How long have you owned it? We have owned the car for the Typically only one or two treatments are required and results JUST...INSTANT SAVINGS! past 2-years. can be seen in 3–4 weeks. Treatment time usually varies between (SEE STORE FOR DETAILS) 10 and 20 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated. What is the history of the car model or manufacturer? BMW WHAt cAUSeS SPIder VeINS? did a retro version of one of the most beautiful BMW’s ever Red veins, blue veins or purple spider veins on the leg and face made, the BMW 507. BMW only produced about 2,700 units can be a result of sun exposure, use of oral contraception, hor- during 2000-2003. mone therapy, age or genetics. Please visit www.lesschwab.com to find the location nearest you! What is your favorite thing about the car? My favorite thing SPIder VeINS VS. VArIcOSe VeINS about the Z8 is the sheer enjoyment of driving a modern vehicle WE DO Professionally Trained Technicians Spider veins are smaller and closer to the surface of the skin Best Brake with the styling of a classic Car. It’s a refined muscle car. than varicose veins. They are often red or blue in color and look BRAKES! Warranty Any other thoughts you would like to share? The Z8 is a car like a tree branch or spider web with their short jagged lines. Premium Quality Parts that will always retain a cult-like following due to the limited FREE BRAKE INSPECTIONS Over 30 Years Spider veins can be found on both the legs and the face. They w w w.MillCreekSkinLaser.com SAME DAY SERVICE • FREE ESTIMATES Experience (ON MOST VEHICLES) production numbers. They are not the best handling cars, but 15111 main street | suite a101 & a201 | Mill Creek, WA 98012 can cover either a very small or very large area of skin. 425.316.8200 | Hours: Tues-Sat 10:00 AM-6:00 PM PRICES GOOD THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2011 BASE they are still an amazing driving BMW.
  12. 12. 22 The Mill Creek Influence December December The Mill Creek Influence neighborhoodNews 23 kids beat What youll need: Medium and small green pom-poms 5-inch square piece of green craft foam Scissors White craft glue Colorful miniature pom-poms 1 small glittery white pom-pom 2 small brown pom-poms How to make it: Cut a simple Christmas tree shaped triangle from green craft foam and cover it in white craft glue. Cover foam with small and medium green pom-poms. Start with the medium pom-poms first, filling in the gaps with the smaller ones. Dot glue on top of the green pom-poms where you want the lights to be. Add miniature colorful pom-poms to the glue spots. Glue glittery pom-pom to the top of the tree and two brown pom-poms to the bottom for the trunk. Let dry. Make Santas Christmas merry and bright By helping him through this maze of lights! © FamilyFun F or more great holiday ideas , vis it www.familyfun.com
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  14. 14. 26 neighborhoodNews The Mill Creek Influence December December The Mill Creek Influence neighborhoodNews 27 Beauty Talk The Mill Creek REST SToP.. with Mattress City, a different kind of Mattress store… By Stewart Patey/Owner Mattress City Getting the recommended 7-9 hours of nightly sleep can make us thinner, happier and live longer. So why don’t most of us get enough? Here’s how to spot and stop – sleep deprivation… keratin complex ServicesWe spend a third of our lives sleeping. Yet more than 70% of us seven or more than nine hours have a higher [death] rate thanare still sleep-deprived. With the demands of a 24-hour society, people getting about eight hours of sleep each night. In general, Lovers of sleek and glossy hair sing PRAISES! 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