Bothell City Council Approves Update to the Imagine Bothell Plan

Well the Bothell City Council voted to approve the update to the "Imagine Bothell" Plan. If you have never heard of the Imagine Bothell Comprehensive Plan, just click on the link to find more about it. This update provided a number of updates to the initial plan.

2015 Bothell City Council

The 2015 Periodic Plan and Code Update to the Imagine Bothell… Comprehensive Plan includes, among other provisions:

1.    Mixed-use zoning in the Canyon Park Business Center.
2.    Policies regarding climate change, air and water quality, and fish and wildlife habitat;
3.    Development of the downtown area as a mixed use urban growth center;
4.    Support of high quality transit services to meet future growth needs, as well as transit oriented development.
5.    Update to the City’s regulations pertaining to accessory dwelling units including allowing for detached ADUs.
6.    University of Washington Bothell enrollment and integration growth

Overall it looks like a solid plan that balances growth while still addressing Bothell's focus on responsible development. Read more about this update here:



2015 Cupcake Camp in Bothell May 30th!

Bothell cupcake campHey Bothell, the Cupcake Camp Seattle is a chance for the Bothell community to come together in an effort to fight back against cancer. It is an event designed for the cupcake and dessert lovers among us; those who love to eat them and those who love to make them! Cupcake Camp has been held all over the world. It was even held in Seattle for several years in the past where over 5,000 cupcakes were donated by bakers in our community!

Cupcake Camp Seattle will be back this year on May 30th, 2015 as a fundraiser for the Northshore Relay for Life!  The location is Skyview Junior High in Bothell, WA. It is organized by Aakanksha Gavali, who is also a part of the Northshore Relay committee board.

The Bothell gathering of those who love all things cupcakes.  Bakers, sponsors, cancer fighters and cupcake lovers unite! This year's theme is Disney and there will be cupcake contests, a Disney photo booth, live music, and lots of fun games and activities.

The Contest
There will be a contest with lots of great prizes for the following categories for Professional and Amateur bakers: Best Theme, Best Decorated, Best Tasting, Best Display and Most Unique Ingredients.Time to get creative Bothell!

The Cupcakes
All the cupcakes will be donated by our local community by bakers of all ages and levels. Whether you own a bakery and are a professional baker, or just love baking for fun, we invite you all to bring cupcakes to share at our event and help us raise money for cancer! You can choose to enter our contest, but it is not required. We are expecting 1,000 – 2,000 people in attendance.

Get Involved - Here is How You Can Help!
All donations are tax deductible. You can help us in several different ways:

2015 Cupcake Camp Seattle in Bothell Washington* Donate cupcakes: Register as a baker and donate cupcakes or any other baked goods!
* Donate prizes: Gift cards/certificates, movie passes, baking supplies, tickets, baking books, etc.
* Donate supplies: Supplies such as gloves, decorations, table cloths, napkins, forks, paper plates, etc.
* Donate services: We are looking for people who can donate all kinds of services such as photographers, make-up artists, face painters, balloon artists, etc.
* Volunteer: Help out with advertising, finding sponsors and bakers, and day-of event activities.
* Suggest an activity or sponsorship: We’re open to suggestions. Tell us what you want, and we will try to make it happen!



Where the Money Goes
All proceeds from Cupcake camp will go to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event. Relay for Life is the largest cancer-fighting movement in the world. Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. In fact, Relay for Life will be going on at the same location as Cupcake Camp, so be sure to come early and check out our Opening Ceremony and Survivor's Lab at 12:00pm. We raised $143,582 last year and had over 1,000 participants

More information: 

Send Aakanksha Gavali and email or give her a call at 425.780.5062

2015 Bothell Cup Cake Camp


Bothell Start-Up Weekend Event May 15-17

Bothell Start Up Weekend 2015 at Bothell UW

Bothell have you ever wondered how startups work or have a great idea for a startup? Well, Bothell is hosting the first Health Startup Weekend in Washington state on May 15-17 at the UW Bothell. The goal of the organization is to foster a startup culture (anyone watch Silicon Valley after Game of Thrones?)  in the Northshore area, especially within the health industry. This event is close to our heart as the Bothell Blog is sort of a start-up in a way..

There have been about 5500 startup weekend events around the world (128 countries and 569 cities). This will be the first one in Bothell. The parent organization, UP Global, is a non-profit based at the Startup Hall on the UW campus.

The first Health StartUp Weekend in Washington, our competition will be focused on innovation in the health vertical! May 15-17, 2015.

This event is open to the public and for anyone interested in learning more about startups. Learn more about the event at: or check out their Facebook page at: or on Twitter at:

​Here is where the event is being held:

2015 Bothell StartUp Weekend - Health


Two Bothell Seniors and a Bothell Business Get Ramps Donated

Two Bothell seniors and a Bothell business are getting new ramps built for them all courtesy of the Master Builders Association, Westhill Inc, Chermak ConstructionBuilders Capital and Dunn Lumber. Bothell business Cathy's Cuddlers and two local Bothellites are part of the 2015 Master Builders Association's (MBA) Rampathon event. The event is part of a volunteer effort organized by the MBA. Every spring they get together and build ramps for those who are in need. Dunn Lumber is partnering with them this year.. did you know that Dunn Lumber has been around since 1907? That is PRE-World War 1 people!!

They will start their projects Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10 a.m.

To be part of this year's event as a ramp captain, contributor or volunteer, please contact Community Stewardship Manager, Michell Filleau-Maas, at or (425) 460-8232.

Here are the details around the Bothell Event: 
•    Rampathon event in Bothell by the Master Builders AssociationCathy’s Cuddlers, Cathy Ramish, owner – a 24-hour integrated special needs childcare serving children from birth to age 21 and beyond.  Many attendees require walkers or wheelchairs.
•    80-year-old Marjorie Cirillo, who uses a walker and wheelchair due to hip arthritis, cellulites and a venous stasis ulcer.
•    79-year-old Patricia Moody has been impaired for over 40 years and uses a wheelchair for mobility.





Here are the location of the ramp builds:
Cathy’s Cuddlers
10036 NE 201st St.
Bothell, WA 98011

Marjorie Cirillo’s home
21721 8th Place W
Bothell, WA 98021

Patricia Moody’s home
23825 15th Ave SE
Bothell, WA 98021



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:

Updated: The kitty was potentially seen near Canyon Creek elementary on April 28th. Still missing.

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!