Bothell goes seven years without any audit findings

The city of Bothell has received notice from the Washington State Auditor’s Office that it has achieved a seventh-consecutive year with zero audit findings.

The city of Bothell has received notice from the Washington State Auditor’s Office that it has achieved a seventh-consecutive year with zero audit findings.

Washington State law requires cities to be audited annually to determine whether they have complied with state laws, as well as their own regulations, policies and procedures. This year’s audit focused on safeguarding of assets, restricted revenues, federal compliance and financial reporting.

Bellies galore

at Country Village

Bothell’s Country Village shopping center will host its annual Hula-Belly Dance Extravaganza Aug. 16.

The free event will include a dance show, music and activities from the Hawaiian and Middle Eastern communities. The dance show begins at 1:30 p.m. on the center stage.

King County

needs poll workers

King County Elections is looking for 700 individuals to fill nearly 4,000 poll worker positions in preparation for the August primary. Bilingual staffers are needed throughout the county to provide language assistance to Chinese voters with limited English proficiency.

Poll workers are responsible for opening and closing the polls and issuing ballots to voters.

They will receive a three-hour, paid training and $125.09 for their service on Election Day, which begins at 6 a.m. and ends once the poll closing procedures are completed, around 9 p.m. Interested individuals can call the Poll Worker Coordination Office at (206) 296-1606.

For information on working for King County Elections or information on the ballot measures and candidates, visit

Aging issues on tap at Aegis Living seminar

Aegis Living will host a seminar on differentiating between normal-aging and more-serious-aging issues 6:30-8 p.m. on Aug. 7 at its Bothell location (10605 Northeast 185th Street). Clinical Supervisor Karen Kent of Evergreen Healthcare’s Geriatric Regional Assessment Team will be presenting at the course, which is called “The Three Dragons: Dementia, Depression, Delerium.”

King County restaurants now posting nutrition info

A five-month phase in of requirements for food nutrition labeling began Aug. 1 in King County. The regulations were adopted by the King County Board of Health earlier this year.

The Washington Restaurant Association has been working with its King County members to understand the new requirements and find options for complying with the guidelines, which apply to approximately 1,700 that meet the criteria. The regulations will affect full- and quick-service restaurants with more than 15 locations that offer similar menu items.

Full-service restaurants will be required to print nutrition information in one of five formats: on the menu, in an appendix to the menu, in a supplemental menu, in a menu insert, or at an electronic kiosk at each table.

Quick-service establishments must post the information inside. Drive-through’s will be exempt until Aug. 1, 2009.

Pirates set to invade Queensborough neighborhood

A block party will take place in Bothell’s Queensborough neighborhood from 12:30-6:30 p.m. on Aug. 10 on 217th Place Southwest and Meridian Avenue. The theme will be “Pirates Land in Queensborough.” The event includes a pot luck, face painting, karaoke, water-balloon toss, and pinata breaking, as well as a group photo. To RSVP, call (206) 686-6848 by Aug. 7.