November, 2020 HDSA Newsletter
HDSA Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote, preserve, and improve the downtown historic district as the heart and soul of the City of Snohomish.

November 2020 Newsletter

  • Holiday Charm Walk 2020
  • Home for the Holidays
  • Snohomish Restaurant Week
  • Holiday Open House
  • Snohomish Giving Trees
  • Window Display Contest
  • Chase the Grinch out of Snohomish
  • Small Businesses in the age of COVID-19
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Volunteering
  • Map and Directory
  • Support HDSA - Amazon Smile

HDSA Board of Directors

Ingrid Harten –President

Andy Gibbs –Vice President

Judi Ramsey –Secretary

Pam James –Treasurer

Fred Gibbs

Karen Smith

Kelli Toomey

Terry Schuler
Executive Director
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Snohomish, WA 98092

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3.      Choose a charitable organization to receive donations.
4.      Select – Historic Downtown Snohomish Association and shop away.
Couldn’t be easier – and it doesn’t cost you a penny more! Every month HDSA will receive a check from Amazon Smile. And the best part, you don’t need to get dressed up to go shopping!
Fred Meyer Community Rewards too!

This program makes fundraising easy by donating to HDSA based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your card to HDSA, all you have to do is shop at Fred Meyer/QFC and swipe your shopper’s card.

Here’s how it works: Create a digital account. If you already have a digital account, simply link your shopper’s card to your account so that all transactions apply. Enter Historic Downtown Snohomish Association.
The Holiday Charm Walk 2020
Tickets are now on sale and going fast. We hope you can join us!

Here is the link for more information and to purchase your ticket.

Choose to be either an In-person or a Virtual Charmer!
Tickets will be available October 14th through December 1st.
There are a limited number of tickets available.
Presented by Historic Downtown Snohomish Association (HDSA)

In-person Charmer – Collect your Charms in town from November 14th to December 7th. When you buy your ticket online, HDSA will mail you an empty bracelet with your “2020” charm and jump rings to attach the rest. You will also get a Map/Passport, which Must be presented to each participating merchant to receive their charm. In keeping with Shop Safe Snohomish guidelines, there will be no check in – no build station. We will also include a merchant schedule to help you plan your #snoho-shoppingadventures.

Virtual Charmer – HDSA is excited to be able to accommodate those Charmers who are not able to come to historic downtown Snohomish in person by adding a virtual option, starting October 14. When you by your ticket online As a Virtual Charmer, HDSA will mail you a packet containing an empty bracelet with your “2020” charm and jump rings to attach the rest, as well as the charms as packaged by each of the participating merchants, and a link to the virtual walk video.

The virtual walk video will highlight each participating merchant and their charms, so you know which location each charm represents. Hidden throughout the video you will find clues which will ultimately allow you to build a phrase to be used when entering to win one of the door prizes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the HDSA Charm Walk Chairperson, Karen Smith at 
Thanks for helping us keep our small-town spirit alive and well. We admire your dedication and support for HDSA in our mission to promote, preserve and improve the Snohomish downtown historic district as the heart and soul of our cool little town.

This year's Charm stops are:

144 - Artisans Mercantile
142 - Art & Adornment
71 - Arts of Snohomish Gallery
145 - Country Yarns
105 - Crush Footwear 
143 - Jehan's
78 - Joyworks Snohomish
135 - Looking Glass Coffee
117 - Maple + Moss Boutique
110 - Mimi's A Shabby Chic Country Boutique
109 - My Eclectic Home
77 - Natural Clothing Company
12 - O'Malley & Potter "Feel-Good" Products
44 - Oopsie Daisy Boutique
87 - Quilting Mayhem
65 - Randolph Cellars
40 - Retreat Interiors
66 - Sprig Flower Co
100 - Tammy's Boutique 
18 - Worthy
The Holiday Charm Walk Stops
Home for the Holidays


It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas…

Just like Santa’s Elves, your dedicated volunteers at the Historic Downtown Snohomish Association are busily planning and creating some wonderful holiday events to draw people to downtown Snohomish.

Keeping with our November and December traditions, our town will be transformed into a Holiday Dreamscape with twinkling holiday lights, decorated storefronts, and magically transformed trees. The Riverfront Gazebo will be decorated for photo opportunities with friends and family.
The HDSA has come up with an ambitious holiday calendar of events and in the spirit of community have invited our fellow service organizations to help make them a reality.

The Tentative calendar – we are optimistic that we will be able to move ahead with the scheduled events, however we still need final approval on several. We will have a definitive calendar by late October. Please bear with us as we work out the final details.  

All our events are designed and planned to comply with COVID-19 safety and social distancing recommendations, thus once approved we will need volunteers to help ensure everyone’s safety.

Keep the following dates on your radar, however keep in mind that events may be canceled due to safety concerns.

• November 9th - 19th – Snohomish Restaurant Week
• November 9 – Giving Trees
• November 12, 13, & 14 – Holiday Open House
• November 12 to 21 – Shop Window Decorating Contest
• November 28 – Santa Arrives! and we Light the Tree
• November 28 & 29 – Socially-Distanced Photos with Santa at Randolph Cellars
• December 5 & 6 – Scavenger Hunt for Children
• December 18 to 24 – Chase the Grinch out of Snohomish Fun Run
• December 21 – Winter Solstice Walk

Our Community Spirit will make Snohomish shine!
Snohomish Restaurant Week

November 9th - 19th

Snohomish Restaurant Week, which coincides with Seattle’s Restaurant Week without the traffic, runs Sunday evenings through Thursdays for two whole weeks. 

Six amazing restaurants in Historic Downtown Snohomish are offering irresistible deals to get you in the dining state of mind. The incentives include a three-course dinner menu for just $35.00 or if you duck out from work with friends, a two-course luncheon for only $20.00. Our Restaurant Week dinner menus features three options per course. Lunch features 2 options per course.

We’re celebrating the cuisine that makes the Snohomish Region a culinary hot spot. 

Cabbage Patch
Andy’s Fish House
Oxford Saloon

Double Barrell Wine Bar
Pace Kitchen
Roger’s River View Bistro

For more information on the Snohomish Restaurant Week please go to

Lunch - 2 Courses - $20
Dinner - 3 Courses - $35
Below are the Value Menus for this special event. You may also select anything from the Lunch or Dinner menus at normal prices.

Please call restaurant for days & hours open
Note: beverages, tax & tips are not included.​
Andy's Fish House specializes in serving live, local, and fresh seafood presented in a friendly way in a casual atmosphere. We offer a variety of seafood dishes apart from your standard Fish and Chips! 
Cup of Andy’s Famous Clam Chowder 
Entrée (Select one):
3 Piece Alaskan Cod and Chips 
Two Halibut Tacos 
Appetizer (Select one):
Shrimp Cocktail 
Cup of Andy’s Famous Clam Chowder 
 Entrée (Select One):
 Fish Wrapper 
Small Seafood Fettuccini 
Three Piece Alaskan Cod and Chips 
Dessert (Select One):
 Chocolate Mousse 
The Cabbage Patch Restaurant features a turn-of-the-century atmosphere. It's like turning back the clock and dining in Yesteryear. Cabbage Patch prides itself on providing the quality, large portions and fresh ingredients that one would have received 100 years ago. One of the icon restaurants of Snohomish!
All entrées are served with Homemade Scones and Raspberry Jam
Entrée (Select one):
Prime Dip
Prime Rib served on a French roll with Jarlsberg Cheese and a side of Au Jus with seasoned Fries
2 piece Fish and Chips
Our own tempura Blue Moon beer-batter Alaskan cod with seasoned fried
Chicken Pot Pie   
A twist on an old favorite. Traditional pot pie with a puffy pastry crust 
Half a Warm Steak Salad
Herb encrusted chuck tenderloin cooked to perfection with mushroom served over a bed of greens 
and topped frizzled onions, red pepper and bleu cheese crumbles
 Dessert (Select one):
Raspberry Cream Pie 
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Marionberry Cobbler
Appetizer (Select one):
Cabbage Patch Soup or Salad
All entrées are served with Assorted rolls
Entrée (Select one):
Marsala Chicken 
6oz. Chicken Breast sauteed with mushrooms and onion in a sweet Italian Marsala wine sauce,
served over fettuccine and topped with fresh tomatoes finished with asiago parmesan cheese blend.
Fresh Northwest Wild Sockeye Salmon   
8oz. Fresh Salmon Cooked to Perfection, Topped with Lemon Herb Butter Served with
Lemon Wedges, Mashed Potatoes and Seasoned Vegetables 
Herb Encrusted Chuck Tenderloin
9oz. of herb encrusted Chuck medallions and cooked to order. Mashed Potatoes and
Seasoned Vegetables 
Dungeness Crab and Shrimp Louis Salad
9 oz Dungeness Crab and Bay Shrimp served on a bed of fresh greens with cucumbers,
Egg, Tomatoes and Mixed cheese 
Dessert (Select one):
Raspberry Cream Pie 
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Marionberry Cobbler
Double Barrel Wine Bar and Lounge is located only a few steps up Avenue A from 1st Street in Snohomish. As a wine bar specializing unique wines and varietals and small production wineries, not only in Washington but from around the world, we also offer much more. With a full kitchen we serve lunch, dinner and a Sunday Morning Happy Hour.
We also do special and private events including rehearsal dinners, company holiday parties, business meetings, retirement and birthday parties.
Appetizer (Select one):
Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
French Onion Soup
Entrée (Select one):
Spinach Mushroom Stuffed Beef Rolls
Thinly sliced beef, stuffed and rolled with spinach, sauteed mushrooms and our house made goat cheese sauce,
drizzled with a beef and cabernet sauvignon glaze. Served along side garlic mashed potato puree and vegetables
Salmon Florentine
House made garlic mashed potato puree underneath a creamy Florentine sauce with spinach
and red peppers with a tender seared salmon filet atop
Hungarian Mushroom and Beef Stroganoff
Mushrooms and beef in a smoky Hungarian paprika and sour cream sauce
Served over curly egg noodles 
Dessert (Select one):
Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake
Creamy cheesecake with Strawberry swirl
Lemon Mascarpone Cake
Light and fluffy layer lemon cake with a mascarpone cream filling and icing
The Cabbage Patch Restaurant features a turn-of-the-century atmosphere. It's like turning back the clock and dining in Yesteryear. Cabbage Patch prides itself on providing the quality, large portions and fresh ingredients that one would have received 100 years ago. One of the icon restaurants of Snohomish!
Appetizer (Select one):
Oxford Fries 
Bacon Dates 
Entrée (Select one):
The Oxford Burger 
Impossible Burger 
Chicken Bacon Avocado
BLT – Bacon Lettuce & Tomato
Appetizer (Select one):
Potato Skins
Bacon Dates
Oxford Fries
Salad (Select one):
Half Caesar
Half House
Seasonal Salad
Entrée (Select one):
Chicken Taco
Fish Taco
French Dip
You have to be crazy to open a kitchen and a little crazier to do it in the middle of a pandemic. After regularly visiting Randolph Cellars to enjoy a bottle (or two) of their favorite wine, they knew the atmosphere was something they wanted to be a part of.
Their vision was to create seasonal small plates to compliment amazing wine.  Many late nights of menu development (and drinking wine) the 2020 opening featuring their summer menu was released.
"We like to eat and drink."
Appetizer (Select one):
Beet salad – roasted beets, chevre, candid walnuts
Suggested pairing: Merlot
Broccolini – shaved parmesan, caesar, breadcrumbs
Suggested pairing: Riesling
Entrée (Select one):
Pork belly – smashed potatoes, apple kale slaw, rosemary crème fraiche
Suggested pairing: Cabernet Sauvignon
Ravioli - granny smith apple, gouda, pear, sage, candied walnuts 
Suggested pairing: Red Blend
Bread pudding – three petite portions, white peach, blackberry, cherry, whip
Suggested pairing: Syrah
It is with great pleasure that we are here in Snohomish offering a farm-to-table bistro that is family motivated and community driven. We take pride in our 35 years of sharing our passion and excitement for amazing food.
Appetizer (Select one):
Chef’s Farm Soup of the Day
Hearts of Romaine Caesar Salad
Romaine spears, house-made croutons, Caesar dressing and Parmesan
GiGi’s House Salad
Field Greens, Tomatoes, avocado and balsamic dressing.
Entrée (Select one):
Roasted Salmon with artichoke tartar sauce served over mashed potatoes
with roasted vegetable of the day 
Braised Beef Short Ribs in Wine Sauce, served on mashed potatoes,
roasted carrots, onions and mushrooms.
Pork Milanese
Butterflied pork pan-seared with fresh field greens and local tomatoes with a lemon caper sauce.
Dessert (Choose one):
Elizabeth’s Cheesecake
House-made light, creamy cheesecake with a graham cracker crust.
Seasonal Fruit Crisp
Ruby’s Chocolate Indulgence Sundae
House-made chocolate TOBLERONE sauce served over Whidbey Island vanilla bean ice-cream
(TOBLERONE chocolate includes almond nugget)

November 9th - December 12th
We are excited to reveal our Snohomish Giving Trees. Amid everything going on in the world we wanted to bring the joy of giving back into our community. From November 12th – December 12th you will find Christmas trees on the sidewalks at major intersections that are decorated with giving tags filled with needs from varying local charities. We have included everything from pets to vets, please help us fill the needs of those in our community, grab a tag, purchase to items, and return them to Sprig Flower Co. or Randolph Cellars any day of the week or bring them to the town tree on December 12th from 11am – 5pm. You may also make a cash donation via HDSA if you do not have time or cannot shop and we will do the shopping for you. We are encouraging all shoppers to shop local within the Snohomish community.

All potted trees generously donated by McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery and will be auctioned off in early January.
The Grinch has been a cagey feller these last few years. To help out in chasing down the elusive Grinch we have brought in a Grinch catching specialist, The Snohomish Running Company. The Historic Downtown Snohomish Association is partnering with the Snohomish Running Company to help ensure the funniest, safest and most enjoyable 5K and 10K run/walk yet. 
This year's Chase the Grinch out of Sno-Who-Mish will feature a socially distanced and COVID-19 mitigated live run on December 18th and 19th. Participants will be able to choose their own start times while at the same time enjoying fun on course decorations and cut-outs. For those who aren't quite feeling up to running down a Grinch in a crowd, a virtual run option is available from December 16th through December 24th. Each participant will get a custom buff, finisher medal and bib number with their registration. Custom race shirts are available for an additional $10. Need some warming up before you chase down the Grinch? Take part in the Chase the Grinch Semi-Virtual Beer Run between December 16th and 24th. Beer run will be $10 for participants or $15 for non-participants.

Running route will be an out-and-back starting and finishing along the Centennial Trail across the parking lot from Averill Field in Snohomish. Participants will be required to wear masks prior to the run and immediately following the run. Masks will not be required during the run as long as you are 6 feet away from another participant. Other COVID-19 mitigation plans will also be enacted throughout the event.

Chase the Grinch Fun Run – Saturday, Dec. 19-24

Chase the Grinch Out of Snohomish – a semi-virtual running event with both 5K and 10K routes that course through downtown Snohomish/Centennial Trail. Participate from Dec. 19th to the 24th. All participants receive a finisher medal and Holiday buff (gaiter). 

September 28th through November 10th:
$30 for 5K and $40 for 10K
November 11th through December 1st:
$35 for 5K and $45 for 10K
December 1st through Day of Race:
$40 for 5K and $50 for 10K

Race Shirts: $10
How creative ideas and innovation are assisting
Small Businesses in this age of COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting the use of indoor dining room space, the Snohomish City Council passed an ordinance for our restaurants and bars to add more table seating outside. The outdoor seating will occur in Historic Downtown District on Friday, July 31st through December, 2020.

This ordinance will temporarily allow bars and restaurants to add outdoor dining space in the public right-of-way. 

Two concerns arose at the City Council meeting, one being the assurance that the City comply with the ADA regulations and assure that those who have disabilities are able to have access into and through those areas.

The other issue is open containers in the public right-of-way – particularly in the parklet model. “Alcohol will be served in this area, as an extension of their current liquor license”, said Wendy Poischbeg, Economic Development and Communications Manager City of Snohomish. She continued to say “The barrier fencing is 42” high as required by law. Each restaurant needs to let the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board know their outdoor plans”

Outdoor Dining through November!
We have hand sanitizer, face masks and social distancing to keep us all safe!
Volunteering and its surprising benefits!

In its efforts to implement the Main Street approach to organizational structure and management, the HDSA has four committees: Organization, Design, Economic Vitality and Promotion. These four committees form the basis for the Main Street Four-Point Approach which is a time-tested, holistic approach to historic downtown revitalization efforts nationwide.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these Committees, please reach out to Carolyn Powley at
The Snohomish Map and Directory!

This map & directory represents hours of computer research, thank you Google, miles of walking and re=walking our streets, to assure that every building, business, service, ATM and city park was accounted for. Our goal is for the Historic Downtown District visitors to find you, shop, visit and share a meal in our town with the hope that they enjoy their time with us and return often. Please let us know of any corrections.

Such an undertaking! Maps are now in the 3 kiosks on 1st Street! And, look for the QR Code on merchants windows. You can use your smartphone camera to grab the QR Code and you can download a .pdf of the map.
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