Bothell Police Get Robbed

Bothell Police get Robbed

Not good. Our own Bothell Police department noticed a sizeable amount of money was missing from their evidence closet (perhaps the cash they have collected from my speeding and click it or ticket violation) back in January. Classic. Bothell Police got robbed.

I wonder if it will show up on the Bothell crime map? The evidence coordinator was put on leave right away and then in February, they were fired. The person had been in that position for over 24 years. Wonder what else has gone missing over the years.

The initial story was broke by the HeraldNet.


2015 Lost Black Cat:

One of our readers sent this in to us:

"Hi, my cat disappeared on Monday Night, April 27th around 11pm. She was just outside the house and never came home. She has no collar. We live by 2020 187th Pl SE Bothell WA, 98012, and that is where she disappeared from. It is also known as the neighborhood across from Burgermaster in Bothell by Bothell Everett Hwy.

If you have received any information, please contact Sonia at 206 458 3355 or Hassan at  206 551 8400."

Let's help out Sonia and find her kitty!

Lost Cat in Bothell Wa. Bothell lost cat 2015


Bothell Mom? These Ladies Keep You Movin'

Mothers Fitness Group in Bothell, Fit4Mom

Are you a mom in Bothell looking for a great group to hang out with and get in shape, then the Fit4mom Bothell/Kirkland group is for you! You might have seen these ladies down by the Sammamish River or rolling around Country Village Shops. Fit4mom is a fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood.

Their location currently offers Stroller Strides, Fit4Baby, Stroller Barre, Body Back, and a Running Club. Check out their schedule here. If you are having a kid, have had a kid or just have a stroller you like pushing around the neighborhood, give Hilary and the ladies at Fit4mom a call, or email.

Here is their Facebook page: and RU a #Bothell #mom?

Bothell Mom workout group Fit4mom


Can Do 5k Walk/Run

The Can Do 5K Run and Walk is organized by Northwest Special Families (previously Northshore Special Families) to bring awareness to what kids with special needs Can Do. On this day, in this race, we celebrate the challenges kids with special needs face, and overcome. The Can Do 5K puts the emphasis on can.

We are excited to announce that NSF is partnering with the Northshore YMCA to bring this inspirational race for all abilities to Matthew Bikeour community. Proceeds from the race will be used cover the cost of NSF programming and to create inclusive and adaptive programming at the Northshore YMCA. The funds will also be used for the YMCA Partners in Youth Program.

Your registration, donation, or sponsorship provides funds for Sam Ski programs that support the mission of Northwest Special Families and the Northshore YMCA. NSF activities serve over 100 families in the local area, with special needs such as Down Syndrome, sensory integration disorder, autism, cerebral palsy, and genetic disorders, to name a few. We offer monthly family dinners with professional childcare, family outings, special events such as Special Santa, Moms outings, Dads outings, and sibling workshops. For more details, visit our website. Northwest Special Families is a program of the Center For Human Services.



Bothell Farmers Market - Opening Day!


Help us kick off the 18th annual Bothell Farmers Market season on Friday, June 5th, 2015 from noon to 6pm.

The Bothell Farmers Market features a large variety of in-season, locally grown produce, straight from the farm! Pick up fresh cut flower bouquets (prices start at $5.00), locally grown berries, homemade baked goods, including a selection of fresh bread, eggs, organic fruits & veggies, infused oil & vinegar, honey, jams and so much more. We sell handmade items from local artisans including jewelry, soaps, candles, & lotions.

The Marimba Band of Canyon Creek Elementary will be playing on the center stage from Noon to 2pm. Be sure to stop by and check them out! From 2:30-4:30 a local artist, Robbie Egelstad will entertain you on the classical & Spanish guitar. 

Visitors will also enjoy the beautiful grounds of Country Village and over forty locally owned shops and restaurants.

Children can ride the train or take a pony ride, get their face painted and receive a balloon animal from Zero and Somebuddy.

The market is located in the center parking lot of Country Village. Stock up on the best of the Northwest!

Stop by every Friday from June 5th through October 2nd and pick up everything you need for the weekend. 

For more information or applications, visit the Farmers Market tab on our website.




Ladies Night Out at Country Village

Grab your best friend and come out for an evening of relaxed shopping! Ladies Night Out at Country Village features drawings, refreshments, fantastic finds, and drastic discounts. Pick up your Country Village "passports" and enter them to win a special gift basket loaded with goods representing each participating shop, plus a Country Village gift certificate for $50 good at any Country Village shop or service.

Check back soon for a list of participating shops & discounts offered.

Don't miss out on Bothell's biggest shopping night of the month for all our local Ladies! 



Bring Mom to Mothers Day at Country Village

Bring Mom out to Country Village for the weekend. She’ll love entering to win a special $150 Country Village shopping spree. Visit all the shops and enter in each one to increase your chances of winning. There’ll be lots of specials and children can create a complimentary necklace for mom! Start at Garden of Beadin’ and get your map. Visit each participating shop to select a bead and add to your necklace: a wonderful keepsake for mom!

One of our Farmers Market flower vendors will be in the center parking lot selling beautiful bouquets. Buy one for mom to brighten her day! 

On Saturday, Mother Goose will roam throughout the Village. Be sure to stop and take a photo with her. 

On Sunday, Tamara Belland will be out here drawing portraits. Get an illustration of mom, the kids, or both!



Stop by to find the perfect gift for mom at Country Village Shops... 

An Afternoon to Remember

Cookbooks by Amy

Art Cauldron

Paint a ceramic piece with mom!
Buy one ceramic piece at $10 or more, get one free from our special "Mothers Day Table"! Additional gift basket drawing!

Bon Sejour Home

Tokyo Milk Parfum - A decidedly different collection of brilliantly paired fragrance notes

Chic Boatique

Druzy necklace & earrings

Country Blend

Purses, accessories, & more

Cranberry Cottage

Garden & home décor & enter to win a $200 gift basket (with purchase)

Double Dorjee

Tibetan medicinal bracelet - 100% handmade Tibetan yak bone used for energy circulation


Gourmet Gift Sets

Love for the Brush

Fizzy Bath Bombs & hand painted vases with paper flowers

O'Malley & Potter

Himalayan salt crystal lamps

Quite the Find

Soy based candles in reusable willow container

Sankara Imports

Unique pottery

Tiffany Ann Home

Chalkboard paint mugs

Village Bean

Glass succulent terrariums & gift cards

Whitehouse Antiques

Inspirational signs, costumes, & vintage jewelry

Yarn of Eden

Gift certificates & yarn





Fuchsia & Dahlia Sale at the Country Village April 25th

Bothell Fuchsia and Dahlia Sale at the Country Village in BothellIf you are into flowers, this is the event for you! I was at the Country Village when this event was going on. These fuchsia's were crazy. Flolks grow these things all year long. This year, there will be Dahlia's as well. Great time to pick up granny a some flowers. Get some pictures of the kids picking them out and become the #1 son or daughter in your family. :) 

The Sno-King Fuchsia Society and the Seattle Dahlia Society join forces to bring you a fabulous spring sale for your garden. You'll find hardy fuchsia plants for borders or taller choices that make outstanding shrubs, fuchsias for beautiful hanging baskets, and lots of planting tips. Get rare varieties and old favorites from the hundreds of dahlia tubers. Experts on hand to answer your questions.  

Sno-King Fuchsia Society will be open Saturday ONLY from 10am-5pm. The Dahlia Society will be open both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday hours for the Dahlia Society are from 10am-3pm, don't miss out!



Bothell Writers and Authors, Attending is a MUST!

Writers Conference for Bothell, Northwest Bookfest Writers Conference

We are always looking out for cool events that benefit, enrich or entertain our fellow Bothellites. This post is mainly directed towards those of us in Bothell who are "writers" or authors. There is a Writers conference happening in Kirkland, November 1st and 2nd at Northwest University called Northwest BookFest Writer's Conference: Guiding You Through Indie Publishing. Below are the details. They are a non-profit and I attended last year and learned a TON. We highly recommend this conference and this year they are including lunch, nice touch! Anyhow, here are the details (per their press release):

Northwest Bookfest Writer’s Conference to Focus on Digital Publishing

The publishing landscape has changed significantly in the past few years, as digital publishing creates new opportunities for writers to become authors. With online distribution channels such as Kindle Direct Publishing, Smashwords, CreateSpace, Apple iBooks and more, writers are challenged to sort out the choices and make the best decisions about publishing their work.

Bothell writers can come to the Northwest BookFest 2014 to learn how to writerPresented by Northwest Bookfest, Guiding YOU Through Indie Publishing offers two days of workshops, November 1 and 2, at Northwest University in Kirkland, on the craft of writing, publishing alternatives and marketing expertise. For only $129 attendees can choose from dozens of workshops taught by authors and trade professionals. A one-day option is available to participants who cannot attend both days.

Conference workshops include “Fundamentals of Independent Electronic Publishing,” “Three Paths to Publishing,” “Increase Traffic to Your Website NOW,” “Are You Ready to Self-Publish?” and more. Registration information and a list of workshops are online at  Registration includes a brown-bag lunch on both days of the conference.

Bothell can come to the Northwest Writers Conference 2014“If you’re a writer who has dreamed of becoming a published author, this conference can help transform that dream into reality,” says Northwest Bookfest board member Deborah Schneider, herself an author with titles published both traditionally and independently.

Northwest Bookfest is a nonprofit organization operated by a volunteer board of directors and serving readers and writers in the Pacific Northwest.
Guiding YOU Through Indie Publishing will take place Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Northwest University, 5520 108th Ave., Kirkland. 




Bothell Quiznos: Great Product with no Smiles.

I am writing from Tully’s in Canyon Park. I love Bothell. I love working, eating, playing in this town, especially on a day like today (which happens to be sunny and beautiful). I feel that one of the cornerstones of a great community is local business and when I see something that bugs me, I think to myself, this MUST have bugged someone else. I guess sometimes I just think that there are some basics in business, especially in retail and even MORE especially in restaurateuring. Which is the reason for my post today on the Bothell Quiznos in Canyon Park.

Anyone be there? I have, a number of times actually. I remember when Quiznos was all the rage yeas back and I was stoked that we finally got one in Canyon Park. That was back when the idea of toasting a sub was supposed to be something “innovative” that would set them apart from the 800lb gorilla, Subway. Did no one in executive management ever think that Subway might just put toasters in their shops?? I digress.
I want to talk about customer service. Us here in Bothell love to support local businesses… we love to support people that I feel support us, with either great service, or a great product. Quiznos in Bothell has a great product, but the public interaction leaves a bad taste in my mouth. A few years ago, I believe the franchise was bought by some Asian folks. I don’t think (I could be wrong) that they were the ones that started the business, but I remember there being a time where I saw the same people in there. I really have nothing against Asian folks, in fact, some of my best friends and mentors are Asian folks. I am just trying to describe who I am talking about… if you have been there, you know who I am speaking about.

Bothell Quiznos. Great product, needs some smilesThis post is not really about race, but more about communication. I am not sure if you have noticed, but every time you go into the Bothell Quiznos there is the older Asian guy working there. I think he is the owner, but he might not be. He runs a tight ship and I can tell all of the workers there do not want to cross him. Good for you dude, running a tight ship. Awesome.. I have no issue with that. You are a business owner, gotta keep your ship running straight and efficient. When I mentioned this post was about communication, I should have actually said a “lack” of communication. Have you ever noticed that when you go through the line this guy never once has smiles, looks at you, anything. I am sure he has the ability to smile and talk, but there is no communication(verbal or otherwise) over the counter once so ever. You get to the end of the line, he points to a cup to see if you want regular or large combo. Rarely asks if you want anything else… honestly, I don’t think he says anything at all.

For a while I thought this might just be a language thing.. I don’t think so though. You get $10 out of me for a lunch.. ok, I can handle that, but there is NO PERSONAL TOUCH. No thanks. No appreciation. People have options; we can go elsewhere to eat and it is not an isolated instance, I go here all the time. Subway is right across the street and even though I have some comments about our Canyon Park subway as well, I think they do a pretty good job at communicating. I don’t go out to eat to be coddled or thanked, but I think subconsciously I enjoy being acknowledged for choosing their establishment. When I think about going to get a sandwich, this guys robot like, non-thankful domineer wears on me…

I close with this: People have options. There needs to be a connection if you want to build repeat customers. Hell, you might even want to thank them for their business. Like I said, I don’t buy it is a language thing. I know of many business workers who know VERY LITTLE English and do a great job at communicating either by smiling or other means. This guy’s attitude and demeanor is hurting their business, I guarantee it. Do this, go into Teriyaki Plus and talk to Lee the owner. That guy KNOWS how to build a clientele. Lee doesn’t speak perfect English, but he and his wife TOTALLY communicate. I joke about having a “teriyaki guy”, but it is true. When I want teriyaki, I head to Teriyaki plus.. not just because it is the best Yaki in Bothell, but because Lee takes the time to give me a smile and a thank you when I fork over my money for food.