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.
2318 8th Street
Daytime Honorable Mentions:
(Apologize for no photo. I will add it tonight!! – Kari)
Nighttime Honorable Mention:
AND, the BEST OVERALL DECORATED HOUSE IS…..
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!
We’re grateful for a community of people who participate and help make Everett more friendly and comfortable (and scary!)
(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.
Two Candidate Forums to be held at Evergreen Middle School – September 11 and 18
Location: Evergreen Middle School – 7621 Beverly Ln, Everett, WA 98203, USA
- Mayoral Candidates – Monday, September 11 at 7pm
- City Council & Everett School Board – Monday, September 18 at 6:30pm
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 email@example.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.
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
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
Councilmember Moore Appointed As Neighborhood Liaison
Councilmember 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.