5th Grade Camp Wreath Fundraiser

Tis’ the season to Deck the Halls and raise money for 5th grade camp!  Our neighborhood school, Whittier Elementary is selling holiday wreaths, poinsettias, garlands and swags from our local Stadium Flowers to send next year’s 5th graders to Camp Kiloqua.   The attached order form and payment can be dropped off at Dotti Fickel’s mail slot at 1705 Hoyt Ave.  Wreaths will be delivered on December 1st to your door unless otherwise arranged.  Please contact Karen Zulinke at 425-293-1019 with any questions. Please consider purchasing some holiday decor and supporting 5th grade camp!

2017 Halloween Decorating Contest Winners

First off, thank you to so many neighbors who utilized their time and talents to make Northwest Everett festive this Halloween season. The secret judges cruised the streets, and got weird looks from dogs, but they managed to come up with 6 winners – 3 originally posted and 3 honorable mentions.

Best Daytime:

2318 8th Street

Daytime Honorable Mentions:

1427 Hoyt

1801 Rockefeller

Best Nighttime:

1504 Grand

(Apologize for no photo. I will add it tonight!! – Kari)

Nighttime Honorable Mention:

1121 Hoyt

AND, the BEST OVERALL DECORATED HOUSE IS…..

1801 Hoyt!!

Thanks to Jeff and Jennifer for the full tour on our cruise. This is a house worth visiting prior to Halloween or if you have kids, on Halloween. They’ve pulled out all of the stops!

Jeff and Jennifer, scary reaction creators

 

We’re grateful for a community of people who participate and help make Everett more friendly and comfortable (and scary!)

Happy Halloween!

(Look for the signs in their yards! The prizes will be delivered to each house by next week. Cheers!)

And, for safety sake, here are some Halloween safety tips from the City of Everett.

Fall Chili Cook Off – Saturday, September 23rd – 4-7pm

Fall Chili Cook Off

All neighbors are welcome to attend this year’s Fall Chili Cook Off and Potluck Party Saturday, September 23 4pm to 7pm. The chili cook off is a chance show off your special chili recipe.

All ages welcome, music, games, social time, and a Chili Cook Off!

Take some time to meet your neighbors and have some family fun at the park. Contestants must provide one crock pot of chili and register by emailing Shelley at sweyer1@gmail.com by September 16th. We are looking for help with kids games and set up and clean up, please call Holly to sign up to help, 425-210-1480.

Not making chili? We need potluck items too! By last name – A – H Salad/Appetizer; I – P side dish/ chips & dip; Q – Z dessert. Please bring a beverage of your choice, lawn chairs to sit on or a blanket. We are hoping to have a few tables but can always use more! Do you have a tent? We would love to know since we are unsure of the weather. Email Holly if you are willing to bring yours.
The neighborhood will provide eating utensils, plates, small bowls to try all the chilis and water.

Northwest Neighborhood Committee Elections

We had a great turnout at last month’s neighborhood meeting. It was election time and a number of our neighbors stepped up and accepted officer positions on our Steering Committee:

Chair: Kari Quaas

Treasurer: Russ Kasselman

Secretary: Kristina Perry

Council of Neighborhood Reps: GeorgaDee MacLeod, Stephanie Prothero

Other members of the Steering Committee are Shelley Weyer, Holly Gibson, Jackie Knopf, Tim Knopf, JT Dray, MaryVee Westlund, and Joni Smith.

The people on our Steering Committee help to arrange neighborhood meetings, oversee neighborhood events and projects, manage our budget (did you know that we receive mini-grants from the City each year?), and liaison with Everett’s Office of Neighborhoods. Anybody who lives in the neighborhood is welcome to attend our Steering Committee meetings — dates and locations are announced at the monthly Northwest Neighborhood Meeting & Social Hour.

By the way, if you’d like to jump right in just like Kari, the Vice Chair position is still open.

Tree Planting Thank You’s and Pics

Kudos to all the volunteers who showed up to help with the March 25th tree planting, bulletin board fixing, and flower planting at Drew Nielsen Neighborhood Park.

Way to go, Holly Gibson, for organizing the event. Plus, Everett Parks & Recreation Department provided the trees and additional help. 

   

   

   

Councilmember Moore Appointed As Neighborhood Liaison

Councilmember Jeff MooreCouncilmember Jeff Moore from the Silver Creek Neighborhood is the newly appointed liaison to the Northwest Neighborhood from the Everett City Council. He’ll be joining us at our March 16th meeting for an introductory get acquainted conversation.

Councilmember Moore’s roots in Everett run deep.

In his day job,  Council Member Moore is the Executive Director of Finance and Business Services for Everett Public Schools where his wife is a teacher.  He has a nephew who was recently sworn in as an Everett police officer. His father served three terms as Mayor of Everett from 1977-1989.

Jeff Moore was elected to the City Council in 2009. He also currently serves as Council Liaison to Public/ Private Education.

Whittier Elementary Creating Courtyard Rain Garden

Construction is scheduled to begin early this summer for a new rain garden to be located in the “North American” garden at Whittier Elementary. The plants will be specific to the Pacific Northwest.

The PTA tells us:

Our wish for this garden is to have a totem pole.  The totem pole will have 3 animals carved out, an eagle to represent the United States, an orca to represent the Pacific Northwest, and a bobcat which is Whittier’s mascot.

We would welcome any donations from our neighbors to go toward the cost for this pole.  Checks can be made out to Whittier PTA and designated for the totem pole or you may drop off a cash donation or mail a check to Whittier Elementary School, 916 Oakes Ave, Everett, WA 98201.

On April 12th from 6pm to 8pm the PTA is hosting a Burger Bash at Wendy’s on Broadway as a fundraiser for the rain garden.