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Jan. 27, 2020

Everyone Living in Lake Stevens Is Ready to Do the C-Trail Run

Runners living in Lake Stevens do the C-Trail Run.Runners living in Lake Stevens and the surrounding area are invited to participate in the 8th Annual 2020 C-Trail Run. This run will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be four different options for running. These include a 1K Kids Fun Run, a traditional 5K, a traditional 10K, and a traditional half marathon. Each run will start at the Hartford Trailhead of the Centennial Trail, which is located at 13205 20th St. NE in Lake Stevens. This course is certified and even has a certified race director.

Even if you are not a runner, everyone living in Lake Stevens is invited to come down to cheer on the racers. There will also be music, vendors, and a photo station. Medals and placement prizes will be handed out as well. Park in the lot at the trailhead if you get there early enough, but if that is full, there is parking on the street or at the nearby school. Registration and packet pick-up will be available on Friday or from 6:45 a.m. to 7:55 a.m on race day. The half marathon starts at 7 a.m., the kids fun run starts at 7:55 a.m., the 10K starts at 8:15 a.m. and the 5 K starts at 8:20 a.m. The course will close at 11 a.m.

February 27th is the last day to get early bird pricing. These rates are $35 for the 5K, $40 for the 10K, $50 for the half marathon, and $15 for the kids run. Prices will go up after this date. This race is presented by the Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Russell and Hill Attorneys at Law, Galloway Law Group, LUND Orthodontics, Milestone Kids Dentistry, and An Interior Matter. Find more details about the C-Trail Run as well as a link to register. 


Jan. 22, 2020

Enjoy the Wine Fest on Snohomish Property at Thomas Family Farm

Snohomish property owners go to the wine fest.Thomas Family Farm, a gorgeous Snohomish property, will host the Snohomish Wine Festival on March 7, 2020. The event will take place from noon to 8 p.m. and is open to anyone aged 21 and over. There will be two sessions, one from noon to 3 p.m. and one from 5 to 8 p.m. A photo ID will be checked for each guest. The presenting sponsor is Peoples Bank and many wineries will be featured at this event. Try wine from a variety of wineries including Airfield Winery, Furion Cellars, Gregarious Cellars, Long Cellars, 425Cellars, Randolph Cellars, Shackelford Vintners, Three of Cups Winery, and Van Camp Cellars. There will also be food available and J & L BBQ and Catering will be on site.

Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are on sale now. Purchase them online for a special price. General admission tickets are on sale for $30. They will go up to $35 on the day of the event. This ticket includes access to either tasting session, seven tasting tickets, a commemorative wine tasting glass, $1 off a glass of wine at the wine bar, and 10% off on a purchase of six bottles or more at the wine shop. If you are coming with a large group, purchase a package of six general admission tickets for $150.

VIP tickets are $50 each. This ticket includes access to the second session from 4 to 8 p.m. Ten tasting tickets are included along with all of the perks of the general admission ticket plus a $5 food voucher. Bring along a designated driver to ensure a safe return to your Snohomish property. Designated driver tickets can be purchased for $10 and include a $5 food voucher. Purchase tickets and find more details for the Snohomish Wine Festival


Jan. 20, 2020

Monroe Home Owners Go to the Northwest Model Hobby Expo

Enjoy the hobby expo near your Monroe home.Enjoy a day away from your Monroe home attending the 2020 Northwest Model Hobby Expo. This event will take place on Saturday, January 25th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, January 26th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come on out to the Evergreen State Fairgrounds for interactive activities, conversations with other hobby enthusiasts, raffles, swap tables, and much more.

The Academy of Model Aeronautics will be at the event this year. They will have a booth and be ready to chat with those in attendance from 1:30 to 3 p.m. There will be many other vendors at the event ready to show off their wares and chat about hobbies. Bring the kids along! This will be a great way to instill interest in being creative, using their hands, and the thrill of racing.

Participate in or watch drone racing and indoor carpet racing. Also watch battle robots, drifter car racing, RC boats and trains, and crawlers. There will also be a scale model competition. RC University will have 30 to 45 minute sessions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days of the event. Those in attendance can enter raffles and win prizes such as high quality radio control items and services.

Meet others who enjoy model hobbies and bring back some new models to your Monroe home. Event organizers hope that this annual event will bring people together from all over Washington and Canada as this event has grown every year. Purchase your tickets in advance or get them at the door. Children 10 and under are free, a one day pass is $10, a two day pass is $15, and those with a military ID can get in for $5. Read more about this event, find a schedule of demonstrations and events, and purchase tickets for the Northwest Model Hobby Expo


Jan. 15, 2020

Get Great Sandwiches Near Your Snohomish Home at Christa’s Sandwhichborad

Get a sandwich near your Snohomish home.Enjoy a meal away from your Snohomish home or pick up a sandwich, salad, or soup to go from Christa’s Sandwichboard. The sandwiches are stacked high with yummy meats, cheeses, veggies, and sauces. Everything is made fresh and the staff strives to provide friendly and prompt service. Christa’s Sandwichboard is located at 1206 First Street in Snohomish. It is a nice location right in historic downtown Snohomish. Walk around and check out the shops before or after eating and also consider going for a walk on the Snohomish River Trail, which is located nearby.

Christa’s Sandwichboard uses the finest local ingredients for their soups, salads, and sandwiches. All on site baked goods are made daily and the shop also offers beer and wine as well as Charcuterie from their cheese shop. The inside of the restaurant is spacious and comfortable with tasteful decorating.

The menu offers a variety of selections. These include cold specialties, which are served on a choice of squaw, sourdough, whole wheat, white, rye, or a French roll. Gluten free bread is also available for an up charge. Sandwiches come with a choice of fresh coleslaw or potato, macaroni, or pasta salad. Cold sandwich options include the turcado, the veggie, Christacado, BLTA, and the Italian stallion. Hot sandwiches include a turkey melt, el supremo olé, the reuben ala sandwichboard, pulled pork, French dip, and Philly cheese steak. Available salads include a traditional caesar salad, Chinese chicken salad, fresh green salad, and a protein packed salad.

Charcuterie and cheese plates are also available. Enjoy one at the restaurant with friends and a glass of wine, or take one back to your Snohomish home to share with your family. These plates are also great for parties. Sip and Paint classes are also often held at Christa’s Sandwichboard. Send them a message or give them a call for more details.


Jan. 13, 2020

Chili Lovers Who Live in Monroe Go to the Chili Bowl

Live in Monroe and go to the Chili Bowl.All who live in Monroe are invited to come out for the 4th Annual Chili Bowl. This event will take place on January 28, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Monroe Community Senior Center, located at 276 Sky River Parkway in Monroe. There will be more than 20 pots of chili ready to be tasted. The tastings are free, but everyone is encouraged to vote for their favorites. The cost to vote is $1 per vote or one non-perishable food item.

In addition to the chili, there will be a beer garden on site. Relax with friends while sipping on beer and margaritas. Try the famous jalapeno margarita. Prepay for four margaritas for $20 or pay $6 each for 12 ounce pours. Keep in mind that the drinks are cash only.

If you think that your chili can compete in this competition, consider registering. This is a great way to promote your business in the community. All participants are expected to make one large crock pot of chili and arrive between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Each entry will get one plug and half of an 8’ table. Each team can decorate their table area and dress accordingly.

Judging criteria will include originality, flavor and spice. Judges will taste the chili and the public will have a chance to vote as well. Space is limited, so be sure to register soon. Registration will close on January 24th or as soon as the event is full. Proceeds from the Chili Bowl will benefit many people who live in Monroe. These organizations include the Sky Valley Food Bank, Monroe Community Senior Center, Monroe Boys and Girls Club, and The Monroe Chamber of Commerce. See a list of all event sponsors, find more information, and find a link to register to participate in the Chili Bowl


Jan. 8, 2020

Grand Opening on Lake Stevens Property: Rustic Cork Wine Bar!

Lake Stevens property owners go to Rustic Cork Wine Bar.Lake Stevens property owners know that their community is a special place. The city is on the small side, which gives residents the opportunity to form a true home-town feel. There are lots of fun shops and eateries where people gather to celebrate the local color of their city. Lake Stevens is also an expanding and up and coming community, with new faces and new businesses to get to know. While there are several breweries in town, there haven’t been any wine bars. Until now. On Thursday, January 9th, Rustic Cork Wine Bar will have its grand opening.

The ribbon cutting will be at 3 p.m., and the party starts right afterward. Rustic Cork is dedicated to bringing the best of Washington State wines to the people of Lake Stevens. Don’t worry, beer lovers, you’re covered, too. You’ll also be able to enjoy special food pairings at the grand opening. Order a charcuterie board or try the flatbreads. Wine aficionados will be able to try several different wines from different wineries in the state. Come for the drink specials and stay for the raffle and giveaway. Be sure to sign up for the Cork Club to receive members-only discounts and attend exclusive events.

Rustic Cork already has a great weekly schedule planned. Corks and Crafts will be held every Tuesday. The wine bar will team up with local artists to host painting nights, rustic sign making nights, and sip and succulent nights. After Grand Opening week, they’ll host Happy Hour on weekdays. Come in from 3 to 6 p.m. for $5.50 glasses of wine, as well as happy hour pricing on food plates and beer.

Rustic Cork’s Lake Stevens property is at 901 Frontier Circle East. Their regular hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m.; Friday from 3 to 10 p.m.; and Saturday from 2 to 10 p.m. Sundays are reserved for special events. Follow Rustic Cork Wine Bar on Facebook to keep up with all the news. 


Jan. 6, 2020

Visit Fresh Salon + Spa for a New Hair Style or Massage

Snohomish real estate owners go to Fresh Salon and Spa.The winter holidays are over, and we’re nearly a week in to 2020. While the holidays are lots of fun, they can be a little stressful, too. Why not book a spa day to help you ease back in to your regular routine and get a good start to the new year? Fresh Salon + Spa is ready and waiting to offer Snohomish real estate owners a little break in an oasis of calm.

Whether you want a trim or a whole new look, the stylists at Fresh are ready to help you bring your ideas to life. All hair appointments begin with a consultation, where you and your stylists can discuss what you want and the best way to get it. Opt for an asymmetrical bob, a cute shag cut, or get your curls taken care of properly. If you want to color your hair, the sky’s the limit with a Fresh stylist. Go all out with unicorn rainbow stripes, opt for a full head of a bold color like teal, or try out locks in a bright blue, purple, or red. If you’re looking for a more natural look, ask your stylist about balayage or highlights. Clients with short hair with a hankering for longer locks can ask about extensions.

Looking for an updo for a wedding or other special occasion? The stylists at Fresh will help you decide on the perfect look for the day. They can also do your makeup for a complete look.

Men are welcome to come in for a haircut or beard trim.

Kids can come get their hair cut and styled, too.

If what you really need is a massage, Fresh has a wonderfully tranquil massage room. Massage appointments include a 15-minute consultation at the beginning, so you can let the massage therapist know exactly where you need help with relaxation.

Fresh Salon + Spa is located in historic downtown Snohomish real estate. Visit them online to book an appointment. Follow their Facebook page to keep up with all the news. 


Posted in Snoho Life, snohomish
Jan. 1, 2020

Everyone Living in Your Lake Stevens Home Can Take Fun Classes

Adults and kids from a Lake Stevens home play basketball.The Lake Stevens School District is proud to offer community education opportunities for all who call Lake Stevens home. These classes, activities, and sports are great ways to feel connected to the community, learn new things, and stay active. The offerings for winter 2020 recently came out and there are some great things coming up in January.

Adults are invited to play basketball or volleyball. Over 40 Basketball with Alan Schultz will take place on Mondays starting on January 6th from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the NLMS Gym. The class fee is only $25. All participants are asked to bring a ball, clean shoes, and one black and one white shirt to designate teams. Over 18 Co-ed Adult Basketball with Micah Stevens will take place on Thursdays starting on January 30th from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the LSMS Main Gym. This class fee is also $25. Non-Competitive Co-ed Adult Volleyball with Kristie Carl will take place on Tuesdays starting January 7th from 7 to 9 p.m. in the NLMS Gym. Adults of all abilities are invited to play. The fee is $25 for the entire class or $5 to drop-in.

Youth who call Lake Stevens home are also invited to take part in basketball, dance, or cheer. There will be a one-day youth basketball clinic on Monday, January 20th for grades 6-8 from 10 a.m. to noon and grades 3-5 from noon to 2 p.m. The class fee is $25. The Jr. Vikings Cheer Clinic for Grades K-8 will take place on Tuesday, January 28th and Thursday, January 30th from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Those who participate in the clinic will also be invited to perform at halftime of a LSHS basketball game on Friday, January 31st at 7:15 p.m. The clinic fee is $75. Upcoming dance opportunities include Beginning Ballet, Teen Hip-Hop for Ages 10-13, Primary Dance for Ages 3-5, Hip-Hop for Ages 5-9, and Jazz Dance for Ages 6-12.

Canine obedience classes will also be starting in January. There are classes available for both puppies and dogs 6 months and older. Download the PDF catalog to read more about these classes and browse for others. 


Dec. 25, 2019

Monroe Property Owners Love Alfy’s Pizza

Eat pizza on Monroe property at Alfy's.Enjoy a meal out or bring pizza back to your Monroe property from Alfy’s Pizza. This local, family owned pizza joint has been around since 1973. The Monroe location can be found at 19121 SR 2 in Monroe. In addition to the Monroe location, Alfy’s can also be found in Everett, Granite Falls, Marysville, Silverlake, Smokey Point, and Oak Harbor. Pay with cash, MasterCard or Visa and also consider holding a special event at Alfy’s. Most locations have banquet facilities.

Make a fun family evening and play on the gaming consoles while you wait for your pizza or other food. There are many tasty items on the menu, including an all you can eat soup and salad bar, chicken wings, garlic breadsticks and dip sticks. Create your own pizza or choose a favorite such as Alfy’s Special, Royal Alfy’s, BBQ Cowboy, Ranch Chicken, or the Humdinger. Also consider grabbing a U-Bake pizza to make fresh in your own oven. The Alfy’s menu also includes sandwiches served with lettuce, tomato, and potato chips and calzones. Also try the, pasta served with alfredo, meat, or sweet Italiano sauce or lasagna. End your meal with a decadent treat. Munch on a giant chocolate chip cookie baked in a 6” pizza pan topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate.

Alfy’s is passionate about giving back to the community. Organizations can utilize free discount cards that include $50 of savings. The group can sell the cards for $5 each and keep all of the proceeds. Alfy’s only uses the freshest ingredients, including 100% real mozzarella cheese. The crusts are made fresh each day. Alfy’s has been voted best pizza by many newspapers, including the N. Snohomish Weekly, Marysville Globe, and Everett Herald. Call 360.794.7775 after work and stop by to grab dinner before heading back to your Monroe property. Find Alfy’s full menu and order online. 


Posted in monroe, Snoho Life
Dec. 23, 2019

Looking Glass Coffee Is the Snohomish Real Estate Location for Food and Fun

Snohomish real estate owners go to Looking Glass Coffee.Looking Glass Coffee is not only a great spot for Snohomish real estate owners to get their caffeine fix, it also hosts many great events. There are several going on at the end of December. Drop in for Open Mic Night on Thursday, December 26, 2019. Sign ups start at 6:15 p.m. and the performances start at 7 p.m. Whether you are a magician, singer, storyteller, poet, comedian, or just a spectator, come in for a fun evening. If this particular date does not work, come another time, as this event takes place the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

Spend time with friends and family enjoying delicious drinks and the sounds of the season on Friday, December 27th, 2019. Erandolin Strings Celtic Band will be on site from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. playing Ye Olde Christmas. Anna Palfreeman will take the stage from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Anna is a wife, mother, and songwriter. Come out to meet both groups, support them, and hear some great music.

All ladies living in Snohomish real estate are invited to Looking Glass Coffee on Monday, December 30, 2019 for Ladies Only Game Night. Leave your husband or boyfriend at home and come have a great time with just the ladies. This event starts at 6 p.m. and is only for ladies ages 18 and over due to the possibility of adult materials in the games. Some weeks the whole group plays a game together, while other weeks groups branch off. It all depends how many people come. Munch on snacks, drink coffee, beer, wine, or cider, make new friends, or have a great time with old friends. This event takes place the last Monday evening of every month. Find more details about all of these events and keep an eye out for others coming up in the future on Looking Glass Coffee’s Facebook page.