Northwest NEWS

July 9, 2001


Bothell residents recognized for beauty

The city of Bothell has announced the recipients of the second annual "Bothell Beautiful" awards.
   Created from a suggestion by a local businessman, "Bothell Beautiful" is a program that awards community members who take exceptional pride of ownership in their properties. Recipients received their awards at a special presentation during the July 2 Bothell City Council meeting.
   There are two categories for winners this year commercial and residental. Bothell Parks and Recreation staff determined the winners based on originality, use of color and use of a variety of plants.
   There is one winner in the commercial category:
   Northshore Senior Center has done an incredible job in beautifying its facility which enhances the Riverside Drive area, just south of downtown Bothell. Gladys Rhodes, a retired certified nursery professional, has worked with a large group of volunteers to redesign and enhance the landscaping there.
   The front of Northshore Senior Center features a memorial garden and fountain with perennials and evergreens.
   The back of the building includes lawns and a beautiful rose garden overseen by senior volunteer Bob Matthews.
   There is one winner in the residential category:
   Del Farley is not only the business owner and citizen who suggested the "Bothell Beautiful" concept a couple of years ago, but he is also the 2001 winner in the residential category.
   He was selected for the care he has taken in his personal property. Farley's home consists of large and old rhododendrons, azaleas and evergreens.
   In addition, it has perennial flowers particularly blue forget-me-nots throughout. Much of the landscaping is the original design dating from the time the house was built in the 1920s.
   The city of Bothell congratulates the recipients of the 2001 "Bothell Beautiful" awards.