Blood Drive for Jerry Smith on Sunday, November 29th

Our friends and neighbors Joni and Jerry Smith could use your help:


Jerry was diagnosed with Acute Myloid Lukemia (AML) – Blood & Bone Marrow Cancer, on September 19th, 2020.

Jerry’s cancer is “extremely aggressive” according to the doctors. He already has had two rounds of chemo and 15 blood transfusions along with multiple Platelet transfusions.

These blood transfusion have LITERALLY kept Jerry alive!!  As a result, his family wanted to do something to honor their  dad. (Too often, it seems, we wait until people pass before we express our love, gratitude and appreciation for those who have impacted us.)

So, in Jerry’s honor, and the HUGE impact he has had on so many  Bloodworks Northwest will open to offer donations specifically in honor of Jerry.

Let’s express our gratitude and love for Jerry and all he has meant in our lives.

Jerry and Joni Smith – front row residents extraordinaire

DATE: Sunday, November 29th, 2020
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (There is no football that day, for those who watch)
LOCATION: 2703 Oakes Ave. Everett, WA 98201

* * Due to COVID, IT IS REQUIRED THAT YOU REGISTER IN ADVANCE. We would be honored if you would join us in giving.

To give blood will take less than an hour!


If you don’t feel comfortable registering online, you can also call the donation center directly, at 800-398-7888.

Registering is easy! We hope you will join us!

Here is a link, if you wonder if you are eligible –

We hope to see you on the 29th! I should be there all day and can’t wait to thank you!

~ Jen Avellaneda (Jerry and Joni’s daughter)

Please share this with your neighbors: but don’t let Jerry know. We want to surprise him with all the donations.


Now, this doesn’t need to be a surprise. Let’s send Jerry and Joni greetings to make them smile. Their address is as follows:

Jerry and Joni Smith – 1419 Rockefeller Ave. – Everett, WA 98201

October Meeting Summary and Video

October 15th at 7pm – Special Guests: Whittier Principal Tony Wentworth, Evergreen Middle School Teacher and Whittier Mom Misha Hann, and Everett High School Teacher Kristin Gebert. We will get to hear what it’s like to lead, teach, and be a parent to kids while virtual learning from home due to COVID-19.

Watch the full replay on our Facebook page. There’s a report from Scott Murphy, our city council liaison, and the school update begins around 14 minutes in.

Physically Distant, but Together, Outside Park Clean Up

Physically Distant, but Together, Outside Park Clean Up held on October 3rd from 9 a.m. – to 12:30 p.m.

The original work party was cancelled due to smoke and unhealthy air quality conditions in September. We finally held our physically distanced park cleanup at Drew Nielsen Neighborhood Park – 1230 Colby with Holly James as our lead- October 3rd

August Meeting Summary and Video

Guests: Jim Dean, Interfaith Family Shelter, Councilmembers Scott Murphy and Paul Roberts to cover the City of Everett Budget, Holly James to talk about our park cleanup on September 12th, the Districting Commission Public Meeting schedule and Council of Neighborhoods update by Tim and John. THANKS FOR ATTENDING! Please enjoy the recording. – Kari

Click this link to view on Facebook –

Fire on Waterfront Cancel July NW Meeting

There was a big fire.

Everett Fire Department


Waterfront Place Apartment fire update(Update: July 23, 2020) EVERETT, WA

– Fire investigators and detectives have completed the majority of the onsite work at the Waterfront Place Apartments fire and have released the scene back to the property owners. Although the fire is still under investigation, and there is work to be completed to bring all of the pieces together, preliminary findings do not suggest there is any criminal activity associated with the fire cause. The magnitude of this fire scene required extra personnel and resources to ensure a proper and thorough investigation. Thank you to the Everett Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (ATF), the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory Division (CLD), and several neighboring fire agencies for providing mutual aid to help process the fire scene in a timelier manner. Everett Fire Marshal Kurtis Brown would also like to recognize the onsite construction company, Graham, for their cooperation and the use of their personnel and equipment to aid in the onsite work. As stated in the previous news release, an early conservative estimate of damages for just the site of the primary fire is between $25-30 million. Damage estimates for the north structure on the property, areas outside of the initial fire zone, and damage to homes and property in the area are still being calculated. A second firefighter was injured, also with minor burns to his hands. He was treated and released at the hospital on the same night. Of the 53 fire apparatus at the scene of the fire, there were 28 suppression apparatus, such as fire engines and ladder trucks, 7 EMS apparatus, and the remainder falling under a miscellaneous category. The cost of the three fire apparatus damaged in the fire – a ladder truck, a fire engine, and an aid car – is still being assessed. The Everett Fire Department would like to recognize the residents and community members who took mitigating actions to protect their property and the property of their neighbors. At the same time, firefighters battled the blaze at the construction site and secondary fires ignited by falling burning debris. We want to thank all the mutual aid agencies who assisted with protecting the lives and properties of our residents and who responded to 9-1-1 calls for service while our department resources and personnel battled this four-alarm fire. Any further updates will be released as they become available. ###

Celebration of Wendy McClure

On June 18, 2020, we utilized our Zoom Meeting space during our typical meeting slot to honor a great person, Wendy McClure. Wendy has left the City of Everett. She was a constant and supportive resource for citizens and neighbors across the city. We will miss her!!

Here’s a report from Councilmember Scott Murphy for June 2020.

Tonight the community of neighbors showed up for Wendy McClure because she has authentically shown up for us. We wish her the absolute best as she takes another step in her journey.Peace, health, good wishes and be well, Wendy!Love your Everett neighbors. <3A Celebration of Wendy McClure

Posted by Northwest Neighborhood (North Everett) on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Video from May 21 Meeting

Guest: David Simpson, Port of Everett Commissioner

Additional Commentary: Scott Murphy and Paul Roberts, Everett City Councilmembers

Moderator/Host: Kari Quaas, Chair

Here is the video from our meeting this evening. I apologize for some profanities early on through due to Zoom bombers! I do hope you watch and learn something or feel a bit more connected.My gratitude to David Simpson, Port of Everett Commissioner, Cat Soper with PoE, Scott Murphy and Paul Roberts, City Councilmembers, and our other attendees. It's nice to see smiling faces and cats! Take care and stay safe, all!- Kari Quaas, Chair

Posted by Northwest Neighborhood (North Everett) on Thursday, May 21, 2020
Meeting Video from Thursday, May 21, 2020

Also, Scott Murphy provided his notes as our Neighborhood Liaison from the Everett City Council.