2017 Christmas Holiday Decorating Contest Winners

We have more signs to give out for the Christmas Holidays and could have still given out more! Well done, neighbors! Thanks for helping to beautify our corner of the city.

Best Small House – 808 Wetmore

Best Decorated – 819 Hoyt

Best Decorated – 1802 Lombard

Best Daytime Decorated – 1304 – 10th St.

Best Daytime Decorated – 1102 Colby

Honorable Mention – 2309 – 8th St.

Special Category – All of the homes in a row on the east side of 17th and Oakes

https://www.facebook.com/northwestneighborhood/videos/1770031039735999/

THANKS ALL!! Merry Christmas!

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.

New Beat Officer Gives Crime Prevention Tips

There’s a new beat officer covering the 11th district here in North Everett. Officer B. Hoelzel is our new neighborhood liaison and will be attending monthly meetings when available.

While at our April neighborhood meeting, Officer Hoelzel reminded us that crime tends to increase during good weather. He gave us plenty of tips for preventing property theft:

**Be aware of potential thefts and prowlers on your property.

Don’t leave windows and doors open while unattended. Keep window and door screens secured.

**Don’t leave any valuables in your vehicles!!!

Lock your car. Hide things before you get to your destination — don’t put your valuables in the trunk after you park (thieves watch for this).

**EPD sells “The Club” at cost (under $20), or check with your insurance agent.

There were some great comments regarding those who currently use this item and it has prevented cars from being stolen.

**Have your neighbors keep an eye out when you are gone.

**See something suspicious, call 911!!!

Providing a detailed description is the best — the color of their jacket is probably not enough.

You can’t be an anonymous caller.

**Community Crime Map is online: http://communitycrimemap.com/

Type in your address and the map will show what kind of crime has been reported in the immediate area.

The session was followed by an informative Q&A session. Other people offered tips such as the use of the Ring doorbell system.

The Everett Police Department provides additional resources about these topics:

Residential Burglary Prevention Flyer

Vehicle Prowl Prevention Flyer

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.

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.