Monte Cristo Awards honor Everett’s neighborhood stars

  • Herald staff
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2012 8:27am
  • LifeEverett

Everett homeowners who take exceptional care of their properties and those who have remodeled and rejuvenated their homes will be honored Thursday night, for the 18th year, at the 2012 Monte Cristo Awards ceremony.

Of the more than 130 residences and businesses that were nominated by friends and neighbors, 54 were selected by a committee of Everett homeowners and Council of Neighborhoods members.

The recipients are chosen in three categories: Pride of the Neighborhood, Rejuvenation and Transformation, and Friendly Business.

Click here to see a gallery featuring recent winners.

One residence is chosen from previous years’ winners to receive the Marian Krell Award, formerly called the Director’s Award, for which the owners have consistently maintained their home and landscape over the years.

This year’s Marian Krell Award winners are Lee and Pat Howell. The Howells have lived in a tidy brick rambler in the Northwest neighborhood since 1989.

Marian Krell, who died in 2009, was a city council member and longtime neighborhood activist.

She was the force behind the Monte Cristo Awards in 1994 to encourage residents to keep up their homes and beautify their neighborhoods.

Mayor Ray Stephanson and other city officials will present the awards, which are plaques to be placed on the fronts of residences, at the ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. It’s free and the public is invited to attend.

Marian Krell Award

Lee and Pat Howell, Northwest neighborhood

Pride of the Neighborhood

Fay and Evan Garrett, Bayside

Erin Koehler, Bayside

Patti Lohse, Bayside

Marjorie Wrisley, Boulevard Bluffs

Aline MacPherson and August Slagle, Cascade View

Neena Blackwell, Delta

Phyllis Siler, Delta

David and Socorro Roy, Delta

Linda Crafton, Evergreen

Hong Nguyen, Evergreen

Dave and Linda Whitesell, Glacier View

Carol Jamieson and Brent Earl, Glacier View

Mike Westland and Dawn Hanson, Lowell

Marion Parks, Northwest

Jason and Christy Robicheaux-Olson, Northwest

John and Karen Schrier, Northwest

William and Renee Richards, Pinehurst

Larry Smith and Julie Smart, Port Gardner

Ronald and Rusthea Dunlap, Riverside

Raymond and JoAnn King, Riverside

John and Barbara Marxer, Silver Lake

James and Minaflor Ponce, Silver Lake

Neil and Bonnie Jacobsen, Twin Creeks

Bette Oliver, Twin Creeks

Dave Snyder, Twin Creeks

Paul A. Stoot Sr., Valley View

Howard Tate, Valley View

Dean and Kay Olsen, View Ridge Madison

Greta Kaas-Lent, View Ridge Madison

Rejuventation and Transformation

Josh Arnold, Delta

Josh and Stacia Tentoea, Delta

Michael and Katharine Holly, Evergreen

Kester and Tu Powell, Evergreen

Samuel Mutt, Glacier View

Richard Webber, Glacier View

Lisa Hoang, Monica Sutton and Carey Sutton, Harborview-Seahurst-Glenhaven

Joseph and Joan Noel, Holly

Chad and Jenna Lisenby, Northwest

Clinton Seal, Northwest

Jeff and Heather Steeves, Northwest

Melvin and Jean Rothrock, Port Gardner

Michael and Kelly Cruden, Riverside

Sean and Lorraine Matuschak, Riverside

Jerron and Astra Hurst, Twin Creeks

Dennis Carlson and Suellen Clark, View Ridge Madison

Friendly Business

Preferred Property Management, Bayside

Skotdal Real Estate/Library Place, Bayside

Visiting Angels, Bayside

Providence Hospital Colby Campus, Northwest

Under the Red Umbrella, Dave and Leslie Heger, Northwest

Everett Clinic/Gunderson Building, Port Gardner

La Hacienda, Twin Creeks

Berkshire Apartments, LLC/The Kent and Jill Hendricks Family, View Ridge Madison

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