Archive for October, 2009
All activities are free unless otherwise noted. Main Street will be closed from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Traffic will be diverted in and around this area. For those interested in celebrating Halloween earlier in the evening, Safe Halloween will also take place at Country Village (23718 7th Avenue West, Bothell) from 4 to 6 p.m.
Make sure to say hello to our Washelli volunteers and we’ll give you some spooky eyeball candy!
For more information, visit www.ci.bothell.wa.us or contact City of Bothell Parks & Recreation at 425.486.7430
Oct 21 2009, 3:36 PM · UPDATED
Pictured are Seahawks fan Julie Cosgrove of J2J Creative discussing her “Tailgatin’ Chili” with an attendee and Judy Gratton of RE/MAX Town Center serving her “Chiquita Chili” at last Thursday night’s Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce Chilifest at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home in Bothell. In the background with Gratton are Brad and Lisa Havens of Forte Communications (“Bar H’ Hatch Chili”). Cosgrove mixed bratwurst, beans and peppers into her chili. Gratton’s concoction featured pork and bananas. Winners were: Evergreen Washelli’s “Meaty Man’s Chili” (Mr. Meaty); Bastyr University’s “Bastyr’s Bodacious Beans” (Green Bean); Chateau at Bothell Landing’s “Lip-Licking Green Chili” (Burnt Spoon); and Three Cups of Tea’s “Not Just Another Chicken Chili” (Judges’ Choice). Jennifer Armenta’s “Serendipity” won the People’s Choice award. The estimated 180-200 attendees tasted 14 types of chili during the event, which raised $1,000 in cash and food for Hopelink.”
Photographer Daniel Berman joined us on Memorial Day to capture the celebration of remembrance. Army veteran James Lumsden [Left] puts his hand on his father Daniel’s headstone before a Memorial Day ceremony at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, Monday May 25, 2009.
Washelli at Bothell hosted its third annual Chilifest in conjunction with the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce on October 15th. The evening social featured the culinary concoctions of 14 chili chefs from among the GBCC membership. They played host to 180-200 guests who came to sample the food and to donate to Hopelink.
A panel of local notables sampled all of the offerings to determine the winners in each of four juried categories, while attendees selected the Peoples’ Choice Award by casting one vote for each dollar or food item donated to Hopelink. Our judges included Pastor Doug Stensby and Roger Steinke from the First Lutheran Church of Bothell, Bothell’s deputy mayor Sandy Guinn, Bothell Reporter editor Andy Nystrom and chili connoisseur Mike McNamee.
In the four juried categories, Dale Amundsen from Washelli won the “Mr. Meaty” category with “Meaty Man’s Chili”; Julie Herbison got the “Green Bean Award” (vegetarian) with “Bastyr’s Bodacious Beans” from Bastyr University; Margo Milandin Leatham won the Burnt Spoon Award (yes, she got a burnt spoon!) with her entry from the Chateau at Bothell Landing called, “Lip Licking Green Chili”. The Judges’ Favorite award went to Leigh Miller from Three Cups of Tea with “Not Just Another chicken Chili.”
Special congratulations go to Jennifer Armenta with her “Serendipity” chili who was crowned the winner of the Peoples’ Choice Award. Jennifer edged out Julie Cosgrove of J2J Creative and her “Tailigatin’ Chili” which came in second in the balloting. Ms. Armenta was recognized with a certificate, a “Peoples’ Choice Award” apron, and a large amethyst necklace.
These donation-based ballots combined to raise over $1000 in cash and food donations for Hopelink, a local food bank service which has, as its mission, “to promote self sufficiency for all members of our communty”.
Thanks, too, go to our other chili entries: “Chilly Chili” by Richard Olson of OlsonDesign Jewelers (he crafted the Peoples’ Choice necklace); “Wake Up Call Chili” by Leeann Tesorieri of Country Village Shops; Danielle Titland’s “Hot Off the Press” from the Bothell Reporter; John Hugg’s “In Re Caliente” from Hugg & Associates; Christina Parish’s “Two Wives’ Chili” from Kenmore Self Storage; Foundation House at Bothell‘s “Six Feet Under” by Chef Joe; and Judy Gratton‘s “Chiquita Chili”.
Additional thanks for the work of the GBCC socials committee; on-site help from Chamber staff Lori Cadwell and Brittany Beck; Washelli on-site help from Scott, Bonnie, Brenda and Wendy; beverages from Sean and Julia from the Woodinville Costco; printing from Daryl at Dino Transfer; graphic design from Marcia at North Creek Design and tables courtesy of the First Lutheran Church.
And thanks to the many who attended, donated and made Chilifest 2009 a great success!
Firefighters have a dangerous and complex occupation, requiring great strength, training, courage, and teamwork. Fire departments work not only to help fight fires when they threaten the lives of citizens, but also to inspect, maintain, and educate, in order to prevent fires from happening.
This past week, Evergreen Washelli participated in National Firefighters Appreciation week. Several of our neighboring firehouses were visited by Dale Amundsen, Community Relations Representative for Evergreen Washelli, and a certificate of recognition was presented to the Fire Departments.
Dale met with Melanie Granfors, public educator, as well as the firefighters of the Shoreline Fire Department, featured above.
Thank you to all of those who work in our Fire Departments! We appreciate what you do!
Each June, the Evergreen Washelli Bothell location co-hosts a car show with Bothell’s First Lutheran Church called “Hot Rods, Hot Dogs & Motorcycles.” An ad appeared in the Bothell Reporter, jointly designed by Washelli’s community relations coordinator Dale Amundsen and Ernie Yip who is in charge of graphics at The Bothell Reporter.
At the October 2, 2009 convention of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association, Amundsen and Yip received a third place award for “Best Single ‘Special Promotion’ Ad” for the HRHD&M ad. “Hot Rods” for 2010 is scheduled for Saturday, June 26th.