Ridgecrest Night Out party has kids, dogs, fire engines, and fun

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Photos by Andrea Petrusky

Kids at the 3rd annual block party in the 15800 block of 11th Ave NE and neighbors in Ridgecrest got to see a fire engine up close and personal and meet real life fire fighters.

Dogs on the block not only got a lot of attention tonight, they had a food truck of their very own, with The Barkery on the street.

And just as planned, neighbors got to meet and talk with one another.


12 Food Trucks at World Concern to fight Global Hunger Aug 30

Where Ya At Matt

There’s something deliciously satisfying about enjoying a meal with some good company, knowing that it’s not all about the food.

Enter the Mobile Food Fight for Hunger. An event where you can eat well and do good.

On Sunday, August 30 from 11am to 4pm, World Concern, a Shoreline-based humanitarian organization, will host 12 of Seattle’s most awesome food trucks to rally against global hunger.

Food trucks save lives

Worldwide, hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined, but with your help, World Concern makes a lasting impact in the lives of the poor in Africa, Southeast Asia, and Haiti.

We love our food trucks here in Seattle, so if your mouth starts watering the minute a friend says grilled cheese, then World Concern’s Mobile Food Fight for Hunger is the place to be on Aug. 30.

Some of Seattle’s best (and nationally acclaimed) mobile eateries will be serving; from Where Ya At Matt’s New Orleans-style creole, to delectable sweet frybread from Off the Rez. There’s everything from British grub by Nosh to sticky BBQ from Wood Shop BBQ and delightful dogs by Tokyo Dog.

12 different trucks at the event

The Mobile Food Fight for Hunger is a foodie festival that makes a difference, showing that the food truck isn’t always just about the food. A portion of the funds raised from the Mobile Food Fight for Hunger will help provide sustainable solutions for global hunger in some of the poorest countries in the world.

Mobile Food Fight for Hunger
Sunday, August 30, from 11am to 4pm
World Concern headquarters, 19303 Fremont Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

World Concern is a Christian global relief and development organization. Our areas of expertise include disaster response, clean water, education, food security, child protection, microfinance and health.


Lake Forest Park offers online billing and payment for sewer bills

E-commerce now available for City of Lake Forest Park sewer customers.

Save time writing checks, mailing payments, and tracking due dates when you opt to receive and pay your sewer bill online. With auto-pay, payments are made automatically and customers receive an email confirmation of each pending payment three days before the processing date.

More information, or get started with auto-pay Get Started


Women's tennis team wins division in Shoreline Rotary Golf Tournament

Tennis Team consisting of Diane Libby, Mary Billing, Toni Houghton, and Pearl Noreen were winners of the Women's Division of Shoreline Rotary Golf Tournament.

Of course, said Pearl, "I should mention we were the only entry."


Shoreline's Ronald Bog Area History and Ecology is Celebrated on September 12

Ronald Bog
Photo by Cynthia Knox

Shoreline residents are invited to gather at Ronald Bog on September 12th from 12-5pm at SummerSet Arts Festival to connect with the history and ecology of the area as experienced through hands-on art, music, dance, and drumming.

Photo by Cynthia Knox

Blue Heron Heritage Family Group will bring their giant hand carved canoe and kw'aX'wad'ad'achi Cultural Family will perform traditional songs and dances with audience participation opportunities.

As a major sponsor of the event, The Shoreline Historical Museum will be on hand, answering questions about the history of the area. In addition Thayer Cueter of Just Frogs, Toads, Too and Friends will also be there with live animals and answers about Ronald Bog aquatic life.

The festival also includes many other activities including live local music, labyrinth walk, arboretum tours, storytelling, large temporary sculptures, food, and more.

SummerSet Arts Festival is a free, volunteer-generated event sponsored by Meridian Park Neighborhood Association through the City of Shoreline Neighborhood Mini-grant Program and other generous local partners. For more information email or call Cynthia Knox at 206-218-3302.


Greta Matassa and Critical Mass headline the North City Jazz Walk

Greta Matassa headlines Jazz Walk

Two great sounds that sound great together! Greta Matassa and the 18 piece Critical Mass will be featured on the Shoreline Lake Forest Park showmobile, sponsored by Olson Chevrolet, at this year’s North City Jazz Walk on Tuesday, August 11 in Shoreline.  

Greta Matassa, four times voted “The Best Jazz Vocalist In The Northwest” by Earshot Jazz, is a crowd favorite. Her remarkable range and interpretation of the American songbook reveals a deep understanding of vocal jazz that is not to be missed.

Critical Mass Jazz Band
Photo by Devon Vose Rickabaugh

Joining Greta is the 18-piece band Critical Mass which presents some of the best jazz musicians in the Puget Sound. It is known for its wide repertoire of contemporary composers / arrangers including Stan Kenton, George Stone, and Keith McClelland, the band’s music director.

Tickets are available for $15 before and $20 on the day of the event. (See purchase details).  This is the 9th annual North City Jazz Walk and again this year 15th Ave NE will be closed from 6 pm to 11 pm.

Some parking is available in the St Mark church lot, otherwise on-street parking.

A complete list of artists, more information and tickets at North City Jazz Walk.  

Tickets are also available at Sky Nursery, Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council office, Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center and many other businesses in North City.


Business Workshops for Artists & Crafters

Artists and Crafters Unite! Time to roll up your sleeves, put on your business hats, and get down and dirty with the numbers and paperwork side of being an artist.

This fall the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council will be hosting a series of Art / Business Workshops designed to help you put your best foot forward. You’ve already done the hard work of pouring your talents and skills into your art, now let us help you take that next step and polish your professional side.

Workshops are $15 each, with the exception of Hidden Hazards in the Arts, which is being presented for free. Tickets available online at Brown Paper Tickets (links with each workshop). 

Hidden Hazards in the Arts – August 18, Free
6:30pm – Shoreline City Hall, Room 301

Artists can learn about safer chemicals, storage and disposal at a free Hidden Hazards in the Arts workshop sponsored by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County (LHWMP), and the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council. Participants will learn helpful tips on how they can protect themselves from the many toxic chemicals typically used in a variety of artistic mediums.

Donna Galstad, a Health and Environmental Investigator with the LHWMP Art Hazards team, will discuss art techniques, options for less-toxic art supplies and ways to reduce risks from chemicals, as well as other services.

6:30pm – Shoreline City Hall, Room 301

Polish your professional side! This workshop will go over various artwork pricing methods, proper artwork presentation and framing, knowing your market, and self-promotion tools. Presented by Lorie Hoffman and Tara Shadduck of the Arts Council, topics covered will also include how to approach galleries, knowing when to pay for a show and when not, and where you can find more resources to continue to polish your professional side.

Intellectual Property – September 15 
6:30pm – Shoreline City Hall, Room 301 

Whether you’re an artist, or attorney serving clients in creative professions, you will leave this 90-minute workshop with a better understanding of how to protect creative work. Key points will include 1) the law as it relates to your work, 2) the differences between copyrights, trademarks and patents, 3) copyright and trademark registration, including the benefits of registration and the costs, and, 4) who owns the copyright in a work created by more than one person and in works created in the course of employment. Bring your questions – this is an excellent introductory seminar for all artists, and for attorneys whose clients include artists.

This workshop is presented by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council in partnership with Washington Lawyers for the Arts. 

6:30pm – Shoreline City Hall, Room 301

The Artist Statement is a powerful tool, along with titles it’s one of the only ways artists have to give context to their artwork and guide the viewer on how to see your pieces. You work hard to make your art, make sure your Artist Statement is helping you convey that process and supports your vision. Participants should bring what they currently have for statements and bios and be prepared to actively work on their statements during the workshop.

Email any questions here or call the Arts Council at 206-417-4645

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.


Car insurance scam

Don’t fall for Pay My Deductible offer for auto accidents 

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler is alerting Washington consumers to be wary of any solicitation from the Pay My Deductible Club, which offers to pay your auto insurance deductible if you are involved in an accident. 

Several payment options, including a lifetime membership, are offered to join the club and become eligible for the deductible payments.

The company claims to be based in Beverly Hills, CA. However, the firm is not licensed in Washington and is not authorized to do business here. 

Although the company claims its deductible benefit is not insurance, the commissioner sees otherwise. To offer this product in Washington, the firm would need to apply for and receive approval to operate as a property and casualty company. 

Other states have also alerted consumers about Pay My Deductible.

Some tips to consider if you do receive a solicitation from Pay My Deductible or any other company seeking to sell you an insurance product or one that sounds like it could be insurance:

  • Check the Washington Secretary of State’s website to see if the company is registered. 
  • Search the OIC website to determine if the company is authorized to sell insurance in Washington. 
  • Check the company’s website. If you get an error message such as “under construction” or that the security certificate is registered to another entity, consider those red flags. 
  • Don’t give out any bank account information if you are suspicious about a company. If you've received an offer for this product, contact the OIC office and they will investigate.


University of Washington goes to the dogs - casting call

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Calling all Shoreline and Lake Forest Park dog owners and UW Husky fans! Bring your dog out to Red Square at the University of Washington on Sunday, August 9 from 9:00am to 1:00pm for a chance to be in an upcoming BECU campaign commercial.

If you would like to participate, RSVP here and submit your name and contact information. We strongly encourage you to wear purple and bring your dog in UW gear, if you’ve got it, to join in on the fun!

BECU will be shooting a video of BECU dogs barking and playing to the sound of the Husky fight song. The video will be shared on becu.org and other social media outlets to help promote the upcoming campaign.

Please note this is a casting call and we cannot guarantee that your dog will make it into the final campaign commercial.


Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace launch regional bike network

According to My Edmonds News, the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace are launching Bike2Health, a collaborative effort to complete 11 critical missing links of the existing regional bicycle network in south Snohomish County (see map).

Funded by a $1.9 million grant from the Verdant Health Commission, the project will improve access to health and wellness choices, make bicycling safer and increase the region’s connectivity. Project design kicks off this month, with construction scheduled to begin in 2016.

Collectively the cities of Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace have completed 23 miles of bicycle network over the past decade; however, much of this construction has been done separately by each city, which has resulted in a segmented bicycle network. This segmentation is one reason cited by residents for choosing to use other methods of travel.

Once complete, Bike2Health will create a regional bicycle network establishing several key north/south and east/west corridors and connecting major destinations (e.g. colleges, civic centers, employment centers, the Interurban Trail, etc.) and transit locations such as Swift bus rapid transit stations, transit centers and the Edmonds Ferry. In total, roughly ten miles of bicycle network will be completed or connected by installing shared lane markings, bicycle route signage and about six miles of new bicycle lanes.


Flagpole installed at Veterans Plaza

Flagpole at Veterans Memorial site
The flag pole has been installed at the Shoreline Veterans Plaza located at Shoreline City Hall. 

Groundbreaking for the project took place on July 20 and construction began the following day. 

The Shoreline Veterans Association continues to raise money for the plaza which will honor Veterans from the past and present.

They need approximately $25,000 more to install seven obelisks which will honor the seven branches of the service.

Purchase a brick or donate to the construction of the project here.


Washington State Patrol phone compromised

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) Headquarter’ s telephone was compromised. The WSP received 30 complaints from citizens stating they were called by someone who falsely identified themselves as a WSP trooper.

According to the citizens, the caller impersonating a trooper accused the citizens of various violations including outstanding warrants, unpaid tickets, and unpaid school taxes.

The WSP does not call citizens to advise of violations, warrants, or collect fines.

If citizens receive phone calls from someone stating they are a WSP trooper calling to collect or advise of fines, they should do the following:

  • Do not answer any questions
  • Do not agree to pay any fines
  • Do not share any personal information
  • Hang up the telephone

The WSP takes these acts very seriously and is currently working on a solution to remedy the problem.


Guardian One to visit block parties for National Night Out

Shoreline Guardian One flight path for NNO

National Night Out Against Crime is tonight, Tuesday, August 4th. 

Expect to see residential street closures, with picnic tables in the middle of the street, and groups of people gathering.

Police in both Shoreline and Lake Forest Park have vowed to try their best to visit every registered party and Fire won't be too far behind them.

King County Guardian One helicopter is scheduled to fly over every block party in Shoreline.

National Night Out is an opportunity for neighbors to meet each other. A street where people know each other is a place where it's easy to know when something is out of the normal. For example, if you know that your neighbor is not moving, you will be more likely to ask police to check when you see people emptying the contents of their house.

For tonight, it's about potato salad and a pleasant evening.


Save this: Celebrate Shoreline Schedule of Events

Monday, August 3, 2015

Celebrate Shoreline Schedule

It’s that time of year again; it’s time to Celebrate Shoreline!

Fridays and Saturdays, July 31 - Aug. 22
8:00 p.m.
Shoreline City Hall plaza
Enjoy a FREE, live production of the American classic, Fiddler on the Roof. Presented by the Aurora Theatre Company, the beloved musical is directed by Scott Charles Francis.

Thursday, Aug. 6, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Shoreline City Hall plaza
Sculpture Stroll, Piano Time, and Gallery Opening all in one! Enjoy live music, light refreshments and celebrate the arts at this FREE event.

Friday, Aug 7 through Sunday, Aug. 9
Shoreline Soccer Fields, 19030 1st Avenue NE
The seventh annual soccer tournament for boys and girls ages 11-13, open to Recreational, Select, US Soccer, Out of State and International Teams. Pre-registration is required.

Tuesday, Aug.11, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
North City Business District
It's a full night of live jazz with the region's best jazz artists playing in intimate venues. Stroll through North City and enjoy music, food, and more. Tickets are required.

Friday, Aug 14, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Paramount School Park
The best skateboarders from around the area will compete at this 13th Annual Youth Skate Competition. There will be different competitions for all age levels. A free barbecue will take place by the skate park. Waivers are required for all competitors under 18 years of age.

Saturday, Aug. 15, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
NEW LOCATION at Aurora Square, 155th and Aurora Avenue N
The Shoreline Historical Museum and the City of Shoreline present the annual Celebrate Shoreline Car Show. Vintage, Custom, Stock, Muscle, Street Rod, Projects, and more. Enter your car in the competition or just come to check out the vehicles.

Saturday, Aug. 15, Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Avenue N
This family friendly festival has EVERYTHING! Pony rides, children's stage, bouncy houses, petting zoo, live theater, food trucks, a beer garden, community booths and more! No admission fee, small charge for some activities.

Saturday, Aug. 15, 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Avenue N
A brand new, all ages event! Bring your picnic blanket for an entire evening of live, local bands. Pickwick is headlining with Ruler, Tangerine, and Tom Eddy performing. Pack a picnic or visit the food trucks. FREE admission! Beer garden!

Sunday, Aug. 16, 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th Street
Start the morning with a two-mile run/walk along the beach. (No registration fee.) Then try your hand at sandcastle construction or just take in the sandcastle competition from the sidelines. Contestants must provide their own tools, buckets and shovels. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.


2015 property values mailed to Area 2 Central Shoreline residents

Assessors’ Office launches interactive LocalScape app which showcases property values and community trends

 On July 30, 2015, the office of Assessor Lloyd Hara mailed the 2015 property valuation notices for Area 2 – Central Shoreline. Residential properties increased 9.8% on average; however, your individual property value may vary.

The office also launched LocalScape, a new interactive online app, to track area and individual property value changes online, along with a rich landscape of neighborhood data including census, education, permits, and sales. Residents may track property value changes specifically for Area 2 – Central Shoreline residents here. Individual property value history is available by selecting the “My Property” tab.

LocalScape recently earned a 2015 Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo) in the category of Civic Education and Public Information.

The King County Assessor’s Office annually revalues all properties and conducts a physical inspection on each property once every six years. 

The 2015 property values are set as of January 1, 2015 and assessed at the full market value based on sales of comparable properties in the same area. For more information about property values, please contact the Assessor’s Office at 206-296-7300 or email us at assessor.info@kingcounty.gov.

Property owners have 60 days after the mailing date listed on the property valuation notice to file an appeal of their assessed value with the Board of Appeals/Equalization. The Board is an independent body, separate from the Assessor’s Office, and is comprised of King County residents like yourself.

Exemptions for qualified property owners
Some low-income seniors, disabled veterans, and disabled persons retired because of a disability may be eligible for a property tax deferral or exemption. The King County Assessor’s Office encourages you or those you know to contact our office to determine eligibility.

For King County taxpayers who need advice and assistance on property tax related matters, including appeals, contact the King County Tax Advisor at 206-477-1060 or by email.

Go Paperless!  Sign up for email property valuation notices

Property owners will be able to pre-register to receive future valuation notices electronically via email using the six-digit EVN code printed on the front of the postcard.  They will also be able to scan a QR code from the card with a mobile device to pull up their property information on eReal property.

Stay informed about Assessor Office updates and the 2015 revaluation cycle. Visit our website or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/KCASSESSOR and on Facebook.


Providence Hospice of Seattle Family Day Camp

Providence Hospice of Seattle will hold a Family Day Camp for children and teens who have experienced the death of a sibling.

Participants will join for education, play, and support in a fun setting with the help of professional grief counselors.

The camp will be held from 11am to 2pm on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 at Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave N, in Seattle.

To register, contact Brad Justin, 206-749-7699. For more information on this event or other hospice programs, see the website.


Get healthy, stay healthy with Swedish Edmonds classes

Just north of us on SR 99, the Swedish Edmonds hospital offers a large variety of classes that are open to the public. Many are free, others are low cost. Details of some of their disease coping and management classes are below. Register online unless indicated otherwise.

Lifestyle Management

This exercise and education program, supervised by registered nurses and an exercise physiologist, is for individuals wanting to improve overall health in a supportive environment. Individuals with a variety of medical conditions such as diabetes/prediabetes, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, lung disease and excess body weight can benefit from the program which focuses on controlling risk factors and making positive lifestyle changes. For more information, call 425-640-4330.

Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body

Yoga provides stress relief, exercise, stretching and strengthening, balance and peace of mind. For beginning and intermediate students. 
Where: Swedish Edmonds 
21601 76th Ave W, Edmonds, WA 98026 
When: Every Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 and 31 from 4-5:15 p.m. 
Cost: $12 per class, payable in class by check or cash only. First class is free. 
For more information see website or call 206-215-3338. 

Chair-Supported Yoga 

This easy alternative to regular yoga utilizes a chair for help in transitioning to and from the floor, and for certain seated exercises. 
Where: Swedish Edmonds 
21601 76th Ave W, Edmonds, WA 98026 
When: Every Monday and Wednesday, Aug. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 and 31 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
Cost: $12 per class, payable in class by check or cash only. 
For more information see website or call 206-215-3338.

Music and Wellness 

Experience how music can be incorporated into your everyday life to promote relaxation and wellness while reducing pain, stress and anxiety. Join board certified music therapist, Betsy Hartman, in experiencing first-hand the benefits of music while taking away simple techniques and tools that you can use on a daily basis. No prior music experience or confidence required. 
Where: Swedish Edmonds-Radiation Oncology Building 
21605 76th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98026 
When: Thursday, Aug. 6 from 4-5 p.m. 
Cost: Free 
For more information, see website

Transforming Stress Into Balance

This workshop will give an overview of how stress works in the body and the ways that it shows up in your experience. We will learn calming and awareness practices that will help create more balance, joy and resilience. This is an opportunity to discover and remember some simple approaches that can be incorporated into your daily life. 
Where: Swedish Edmonds-Radiation Oncology Building 
21605 76th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98026 
When: Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 10-11:30 a.m. 
Cost: Free 
For more information, see website.


Dropbox for Back to School donations

Dropbox for donations for the Back to School event

You can drop off donations of school supplies, hygiene, socks and underwear for the Back to School event at locations around the area. This box is inside the Starbucks at 20121 Aurora Ave N.

Donations can be left at the Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

On the day of the event (only!) items can be taken to the Shoreline PTA clothing room - The Works - on the west side of North City Elementary School, 816 NE 190th St, beginning at 10am on August 29.

There are dropboxes at every Starbucks, many churches, the public health lab, Walgreens, Lake Forest Park City Hall, Third Place Books, One Cup Coffee, the Y, Shoreline City Hall, Umpqua Bank, Haggen on Aurora, Campbell Nelson Nisson, Sound Credit Union, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Whidbey Island Bank in Richmond Beach, Shoreline Windermere, Spartan Gym, and Shoreline Schools district office.


Op-Ed: Seattle City Light statement on President’s Clean Power Plan

Seattle City Light has been carbon neutral since 2005

Seattle City Light Interim General Manager and CEO Jim Baggs issued the following statement in support of President Obama’s new Clean Power Plan after the U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) released final regulations that will, for the first time, set federal carbon emission limits for existing power plants: 

“Seattle City Light, a carbon neutral utility since 2005, has long advocated for action to address climate change and supports EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. 

“We believe that the impact of climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the electric industry. Research we have undertaken and our recently developed Climate Adaptation plan shows that climate change has significant effects on the reliability of our system. 

“Utilities such as Seattle City Light that depend on hydropower face loss of snow pack and glaciers as well as increased frequency and severity of floods on our rivers. Overall, the industry will face increased risk of fire, sea level rise, severe storms and landslides that threaten power lines.  For these reasons, we urged the Obama Administration to ensure that the final rule delivers meaningful emission reductions from existing power plants and encourages investment in clean energy technologies.

“Seattle City Light will continue to invest in energy efficiency for our customers and in environmentally sound renewables.  While we are still reviewing the details of the plan, we are confident that the final rule provides the states the flexibility needed to design their program implementation to address state specific characteristics and impacts.  Seattle City Light looks forward to working with Washington State and other stakeholders as we develop a strong and effective state implementation plan.” 


Changes in the Aging Eye - Sight Connection at the Senior Center August 18

Karen Mehlhorn from Sight Connection will speak at the Senior Center on Tuesday, August 18 about "Changes in the Aging Eye". 10:30 to 11:30am. All are welcome.

18560 1st Ave NE, the southern-most building on the Shoreline Center campus.


Call for volunteers: Help count Washington’s cyclists and walkers this fall

More than 72,000 bicyclists and pedestrians were counted by volunteers across Washington during a three-day survey in 2014. As another survey cycle nears, about 400 volunteers will again be needed this fall to count the number of people who ride bike or walk to their destinations. Volunteer registration is starting now.

“Counting bicyclists and pedestrians helps us more accurately measure demand, gauge the results of our investments and plan for future improvement projects,” said Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson. “We couldn’t document the number of people walking and biking without the help of many volunteers from across the state.”

For this eighth annual survey, the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Cascade Bicycle Club are enlisting volunteers and organizations like FeetFirst and the Bicycle Alliance of Washington to help count the number of people bicycling and walking on paths, bike lanes, sidewalks, and other facilities Tuesday, Sept. 29, through Thursday, Oct. 1. Counts will be taken in a least 38 cities throughout the state.

Those interested in helping can learn more by visiting WSDOT’s survey website, or by contacting Cascade Bicycle Club or calling 206-861-9890.

WSDOT and the Cascade Bicycle Club are asking volunteers from across the state to perform the counts in participating cities including Lake Forest Park and Shoreline.

WSDOT’s count is part of the National Documentation Project, an annual bicycle and pedestrian count and survey effort that is sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers Pedestrian and Bicycle Council. The count will also help measure WSDOT’s progress toward the goal of increasing bicycling and walking while reducing the number of vehicle miles driven.


Public notice: Ronald Wastewater Commissioners special meeting


DATE:             August 3, 2015

Pursuant to Section 3.2 of the Bylaws, Board President Ransom has called a Special Meeting of the Board of Directors of Ronald Wastewater District:

DATE:             Wednesday, August 5, 2015

TIME:              1:00 p.m. PST

LOCATION:*   Ronald Wastewater District
                        Board Conference Room
                        17505 Linden Avenue North
                        Shoreline, Washington 98133

*Those who wish may participate by telephone conference call.  Call-in information and instructions will be separately provided.


1.              Public Comment

2.              Resolution 15-23, Changing the Date of the Next Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners from Tuesday, August 11, 2015 to Monday, August 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the District Offices.

3.              Conclusion


Karaoke / Bingo Aug 14 - Celebrate Shoreline

Make your reservations online by August 12 or in person at the Senior Center.


Dog found in woods behind Shoreline Community College

Found in woods behind SCC

A Shoreline residents reports that she found a dog out behind Shoreline Community College in the woods Monday afternoon. Campus Security said she’d been there for at least a day but they were unable to get close to her.

A leash and collar were nearby but not on her. She has no tags or microchip. She is the sweetest, young dog. Probably black lab and maybe terrier mix.

Does anyone recognize her or have information about her? Contact us.


First Thursday: Photographers Lauren & Henry Heerschap

Garden Essentia, 20152 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline 98155, 206-453-3920

Meet August Featured Artists 
Lauren and Henry Heerschap (Photography)
August 6th - 4:00 - 8:00pm open house

Henry Heerschap

We are pleased to present the work of Shoreline photographers . Their images have won several awards in the area and will be on display in our gallery throughout August.

Lauren and Henry Heerschap are 25 year residents of Shoreline. Together they form Echo Lake Images, named for the lake in their neighborhood. They are world travelers, capturing images in Ireland, Kenya, China, Poland and Italy. Their collections also include many images from our National Parks and neighborhood parks. They draw inspiration from Lauren's backyard perennial garden. 

Lauren Heerschap

Echo Lake Images has received awards from the Projected Image Division of the Photographic Society of America, the NW International Exhibition of Photography at the Washington State Fair, the Evergreen State Fair, the Kenmore Arts Show, the Shoreline Arts Festival, and the Edmonds Arts Festival. Lauren is the president of the Puget Sound Camera Club and Henry sits on the board. 

Echo Lake Images can be viewed at LaurenHeerschap and HenryHeerschap.


Brown Bear Car Wash celebrates 58th anniversary with free “Beary Clean” car washes on Thursday, August 27

Shoreline tunnel wash 16032 Aurora
Photo: Shoreline Area News
Over the last nine years, the Seattle-based company has washed over 225,000 vehicles during annual “free car wash days” 

Brown Bear Car Wash is set to add sparkle and shine to thousands of cars and trucks Thursday, August 27 as the Seattle-based, family-owned company offers free washes to celebrate its 58th anniversary. Hours for the special one-day event are from 8am to 8pm. 

Brown Bear will be offering free “Beary Clean” car washes at 21 of their automated “tunnel wash” locations in the Puget Sound area. For the past nine years, Brown Bear has offered free “Beary Clean” tunnel washes twice a year. Last year’s anniversary event generated 26,437 free washes, bringing the combined total of complimentary anniversary and free Veterans Day washes to over 225,000.

Adding to the fun and value, on August 27 only, one lucky customer will be selected to receive free car washes for a year: an annual membership to Brown Bear’s Unlimited Wash Club. Enter to win by taking a photo of your newly washed vehicle and posting it on Twitter (@brownbear) or Instagram (@brownbearcarwash) with the hashtag #FreeCarWashDay.

Shoreline Bear
Photo: Shoreline Area News

Locations and hours of Brown Bear’s automated “tunnel wash” locations in the Puget Sound area, here.

The Shoreline location is at 16032 Aurora.

“We blend hard work, pride and a lot of fun into an event that benefits our customers and the environment. It’s a fitting way to say ‘thank you’ to our customers who have supported us over the past 58 years,” said Brown Bear founder and owner Vic Odermat.

Odermat started Brown Bear in Seattle with one location at 15th Ave West in Seattle. Brown Bear now owns and operates car washes throughout the Puget Sound area and Spokane. 

The family-owned company, through its parent company, Car Wash Enterprises, Inc., owns and operates a total of 43 car wash facilities in Washington State as well as a large network of gas stations and convenience stores. It is one of the largest privately held car wash chains in the U.S. and is widely recognized within the industry as being a leader in the environmental movement.


Fiddler on the Roof opens to "sell-out" crowds

Full cast of Fiddler on the Roof
Photo courtesy Aurora Theatre Company

Ok - hard to be a "sell-out" when the tickets are free - but the first weekend of Fiddler on the Roof at the Shoreline City Hall amphitheater went well, with audience each night estimated at between 300-400 people.

The performance ended under the stars on a balmy summer night, as people sat on blankets on the grassy hillside or in their folding chairs.

Performances by the Aurora Theatre Company continue on Fridays and Saturday at 8pm through August 22. Reserve tickets online. City Hall is located at 17500 Midvale Ave N, free parking in city garage.


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