Hello to Cello - electric cello music at 3rd Place Commons mid-day on Friday

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hello to Cello! 11am-1pm, Friday, January 30, Third Place Commons, Lake Forest Park

Seattle cellist Gretchen Yanover will play her own compositions on the electric cello during the lunch hours  and connect with audience members in this relaxed setting.


Emergency Planning for Families - Shoreline Library tonight

Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 7-8pm in the large meeting room of the Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th, Andrew Leith of the Shoreline Fire Department will present an "all hazards" emergency planning for families which includes information on fire, earthquake, winter storms, flooding, and more.

The presentation will include a bit about Fire and EMS operations, basic first aid, and proper use of 9-1-1. The presentation is aimed at adults, but children are welcome.


Preparing for the Next Pandemic

A panel of distinguished experts will discuss lessons learned from the Ebola crisis and other infectious disease outbreaks.

This free event is Thursday evening, January 29 from 7-8:30pm in the Quiet Dining Room at Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N (maps). There is a small fee for parking on campus.


Arts Council Announces Theme & Date for this year’s Gala for the Arts: Wonderland of the Arts

Roses are Red by Sir John Tenniel
Wonderland of the Arts
Gala for the Arts: Benefit Dinner and Auction
Saturday, June 6, Doors open at 5:30pm
Shoreline Center - Shoreline Room

Tumble down the rabbit hole and join us for a curiouser and curiouser evening. The annual Gala for the Arts is the premiere social and fundraising event of the season. Inspired by the literary classic Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carol, this year’s theme guarantees to delight.

Be a part of this special event and support the Art Council’s many areas of programming. The Gala includes complimentary fine, hand selected wines (Drink Me!), excellent dining (Eat Me!), and live auction hosted by Jerry Toner (This way! That way!).

The evening will start with complimentary drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, Wonderland themed games, and a silent auction. Following the silent auction, join us in the main ballroom for an exceptional dinner by Pacific Northwest Catering and enjoy the live auction.

Tickets are $85 each. Visit the Arts Council website or call the Arts Council office today 206-417-4645 to purchase individual tickets or a table for eight. Tickets for the Gala purchased before March 13th will include two complimentary tickets to our March 14th family performance of Alice in Wonderland presented by Book-It Theatre!

Happy Hour tickets
New this year, the Arts Council is also offering “Happy Hour” tickets to the Gala for $40. Happy Hour guests are invited to enjoy the complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, silent auctions, pre-games and the opportunity to socialize with friends and community leaders. Happy Hour tickets do not include dinner. There is a limited quantity available of Happy Hour tickets so get them now before they disappear!

For more information or questions contact Gala Coordinator Tara Shadduck.

Gala sponsorship opportunities are available for your business; inquire with the Arts Council.

Don’t be late for this very important date!

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations.


Superbowl sale at Bargain Corner Thrift Shop Thursday and Friday

Bargain Corner Thrift Shop Super Bowl Sale!
THIS Thursday and Friday ONLY!

All Clothing and Shoes 50% off!
All Books and Magazines Buy 3, get 1 free!
All Seahawk Green and Blue Tags 50% off! 
Additional Mark-Downs throughout the store!

18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155, 206-365-1536, 
Open Monday- Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm



Book Review by Aarene Storms: Sprit and Dust

Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore

In this sequel to Texas Gothic, teen psychic Daisy Goodnight works with local police and the FBI to solve murder cases. Her talent for speaking with the dead is deemed "useful" even if the evidence she uncovers is not admissible in court.

But when the dead bodyguard she interviews gives her more questions and no answers, and the trail to a kidnapped girl leads to the Egyptology exhibit in Chicago's Field Museum, Daisy learns that being a kick-ass psychic detective might be a lot more dangerous than she originally thought.

Ghosts, witches, magic, a jackel-headed god, and a tyrannosaurus rex, plus a hot young FBI agent and a good-looking son of the Mob, combined with fast-talking, smirky dialogue. Think "The Mummy" meets "Indiana Jones" and you won't be far off.

Action, adventure, some bloodshed, some death, and a few steamy kisses.  Recommended for readers ages 14 to adult.

The events may not have happened; still, the story is true.  --R. Silvern

Aarene Storms, youth services librarian
Richmond Beach and Lake Forest Park Libraries, KCLS


Report on City meeting on 145th subarea rezoning

The City of Shoreline held an open house on January 22, 2015 at Bethel Lutheran Church to present current information on the 145th Station subarea planning.

Report from Robin Lombard, co-chair 145th Station Citizens Committee

January 22 – 145th SCC Meeting – City Introduction to the DEIS

Attendees – 80+ including at least one council member, several city staff and several planning commission members. Many of the attendees had not been to a 145th SCC meeting before.

This meeting started with an introduction to the context about the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), a review of the entire station subarea planning process, and a glimpse at the future schedule. A couple of highlights:
  • Miranda Redinger (Senior Planner at City of Shoreline, who led the meeting) was careful to point out that the city will not be buying and developing land. This is a question that she has gotten repeatedly. 
  • Advice on reading the DEIS is that Chapter 3 is the one to read (it includes all the impacts and mitigation measures) 
  • Near term – likely interest in 35 and 45-foot products (buildings). The 65 and 85-foot products are much more likely later (more than 20 years). 
  • Population projections – growth of 2800+ people in the subarea over the next 20 years. Alternative 3 provides the most housing opportunities but Alternative 2 provides more employment opportunities. 
  • With redevelopment surface water issues should be mitigated beyond what the effects are today.
The majority of the meeting involved Q/A from attendees, many of whom were very frustrated. Many people feel that the development plans proposed in Alternatives 2 and 3 will impact their quality of life. There was heated discussion on several issues: 
  • Property values – going up or down?
  • Why are we going so fast through the process of getting a plan approved?
  • How much parking will developers be required to provide?
  • Why not do the DEIS for 185th and 145th together?
  • Can we please consider phased zoning with triggers?
  • Why Planned Action Ordinance? Won't residents be better protected by the existing process?
  • Is Alternative #1 (no action) really an alternative?
Clearly more people have heard about the light rail area plans but many are frustrated and angry with the zoning alternatives as they are today. 

Key dates

Feb 5 – Open House on DEIS (City Hall) 6 – 7 pm

Feb 5 – Planning commission public hearing (public comment invited on the DEIS) 7 – 9 pm

Feb 17 – Public review (and comment) of DEIS ends

Feb 23 – city council chooses final alternative for 145th; meeting starts at 6:30 – county may also adopt 185th plan (feedback at the meeting indicated residents thought these should not be on the same night)

May 7 – planning commission public hearing on Final Environmental Impact Statement

June 2015 – anticipated approval of subarea plan and zoning regulations by city council

Relevant links:


Volunteer with the Market Advisory Committee - Shoreline Farmers' Market

The Shoreline Farmers Market is seeking volunteers from the community to serve on our Market Advisory Committee.

We are entering our fourth season at the market that will start in mid-June and we'd love to have additional support from our community.

Email with a brief description of yourself and why you would be a good fit - or if you just have questions regarding the committee - and we will be in touch.


Free tax preparation and filing starts February 1

Starting February 1, AARP Foundation will again provide free tax preparation and electronic filing in Shoreline. AARP-Tax-Aide is totally FREE; you do not need to be a member of AARP or a senior to use this service.

2014 tax returns reflect changes as the result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). And for those who did not have medical insurance coverage the entire year, or had purchased insurance through the Washington State Health Plan Exchange, there will be some new tax forms to deal with when filing their 2014 tax returns. AARP-Tax-Aide will have tax counselors who are trained to help tackle your ACA tax return questions.

Whether you are a working or retired individual, AARP’s IRS tax-certified volunteer preparers can handle your tax returns. In addition to earned and retirement income reporting, they can help you with your investment income (interests, dividends, and capital gains for Schedule D), Schedule C for individuals with small businesses that have less than $10,000 in annual expenses, and various education, child and earned income credits.

Here are the Shoreline area tax preparation sites and operating details. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS. 

Richmond Beach Library
19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline 98177, 206-365-1536
Fridays 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. First day is Feb. 6th
Appointments only.
Call 206 365-1536 for an appointment.

Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th, Shoreline 98155, 206-362-7550
Thursdays 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM. First day is Feb. 5th.
Saturdays 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Walk-ins only, no appointments.


T-Birds “Tumble” Their Way to District Title and State Berth

SW Gymnastics - District 1 Champs
Photo by Susan Riley

The Shorewood gymnastics team took first place at the District 1 Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, January 24 at Cascade Elite Gymnastics in Mountlake Terrace; securing the one team berth to the State meet on February 19. 

1. Shorewood  142.55
2. Shorecrest 131.15
3. Sehome 128.225
4. Bellingham 108.65
5. Squalicum 50.1

Shorewood entered the District meet with a 7-1 regular season record, losing only to Bainbridge High School at the first meet of the season, back on December 5.  

“We knew we had a good chance of taking the one team spot to the State meet from our District, however, this is gymnastics, every tenth  counts and it all comes down to how your team does at one meet.” 25 year- Head Coach Susan Riley said. 

Shorewood’s last appearance as a team at the State meet was in 2012. Co-Captains Diana Catinas and Morgan Ramsden were freshman on the team at the time. 

“Going to the State meet for the second time is an amazing experience. Every year is a different dynamic for the team, so we have no clue how far we are going to go. I am so proud of my team.”Ramsden said. “I could not have asked for a more perfect ending to my senior year.  What and incredible feeling---hard work really does pay off.” Catinas added.

Morgan Ramsden takes first place in balance beam
Photo by Geoff Vlcek

Shorewood started the year with a much smaller team then they typically have and lost a couple good gymnasts for one reason or another as the season went on. 

“The team really stepped up and worked hard to add difficulty to their routines and perfect what they had. It has been an interesting season, with a lot of ups and downs, but in the end, the positive outweighed the negative. I am so proud of what these young ladies have accomplished for themselves and their school.” Coach Riley.

In addition to the District team title, Shorewood also had Ramsden as the District Beam Champion and Catinas was the Floor and All Around District Champion. 

“Districts was only my third meet of the year after returning from back surgery, I am so thankful for my quick recovery and my return back to competing. I was not sure I was going to be able to return at all, let alone as an All Around and definitely not end up as a District Champion.” Ramsden stated.  “I have on-going ankle issues and I rolled my ankle pretty good about a week and half before Districts, which was far from ideal. I pushed through, I knew I had to give it my all at Districts” Catinas stated. 

Diana Catinas, first in floor exercise
Photo by Geoff Vlcek

 “Morgan has been at the practices since day one, doing what she was cleared to do by her doctors.  Diana rolled her ankle pretty good, so we had to cut back on training leading up to Districts, which for Diana is not an easy thing to do. I think what impresses me most about these two young ladies is that they are great inspirations and motivators for their teammates, they always put the team above themselves.” Coach Riley said. 

1) Erin Eiswald  Sehome
2) Diana Catinas Shorewood
3) Julianne Oshiro Shorecrest

Uneven Bars
1) Erin Eiswald  Sehome
2) Diana Catinas  Shorewood
3) Cat Gibbons  Sehome

Balance Beam
1) Morgan Ramsden  Shorewood
2) Sophie Sando  Shorewood
3) Diana Catinas  Shorewood

1) Diana Catinas Shorewood
2) Annique Nyman Shorecrest
3) Maddie Domico  Bellingham

All Around
1) Diana Catinas  Shorewood
2) Erin Eiswald  Sehome
3) Morgan Ramsden  Shorewood

Joining Catinas and Ramsden on the Shorewood Gymnastics State Team: Olivia Berry, Sophie Sando, Lauren Butcher, Megan Catey, Elly Anderson, Stephanie Dinca and Rebecca Loftquist.


Shorecrest girls poised to qualify for district basketball tournament

The Shorecrest girls’ basketball team is in position to qualify for the Northwest District 2A tournament Feb. 14-21.

The Scots can win a place in the district tournament by finishing sixth or higher in the seven-team Western Conference 3A/2A division. Shorecrest would join 2A teams from the Cascade Conference and the Northwest Conference in a seven-team district tournament.

Shorecrest, the only 2A team in the division, holds fourth place, going into a Wednesday game at third-place Glacier Peak.

The Scots (3-4 Wesco 3A/2A South, 8-7 overall) and Glacier Peak (6-2. 14-2) meet at 7:15pm at Glacier Peak High School.

Girls’ Basketball Standings
South 3A/2A


Glacier Peak
Mountlk Terr.

North 3A


O Harbor


Meadowdale takes down Shorecrest wrestling Tuesday

Wrestling: Shorecrest 34  Meadowdale 44
at Shorecrest High School
January 27, 2015

106- Neil Hornish (S)  wins by forfeit 
113- Adrian Guzman (M) defeats Layne Lyons
120- Mark Evanks (M) defeats Connor Block
126- Beck Millet (M) wins by forfeit
132- Chandler Keopanya (S) defeats Andrew Rios
138- Luke Lotawa (S) defeats Elias Lynch
145- Owen Donnelly (S) defeats Henry Nguyen
152- Kelly McCaffery (S) defeats Eugene Yang
160- Colton Davis (M) defeats Kyle Smythe
170- Jesus Hernandez-Baez (M) defeats  Ben Greider
182-Liam Ball (M) defeats  Sean Mentele 
195- Simon Dalton (S) wins by forfeit
220- Tim Smith (M) wins by forfeit
285- Eyasu Mulugetta (M) defeats Spenser Black

Records: Shorecrest League 0-5, Overall 0-8  Meadowdale 3-2, 3-8


Grizzlies take a bite out of T-Bird wrestlers

Kayden Carpenter works from the top in this match
from the Shoreline Invitational

It was Senior Night for Shorewood Tuesday night, but the visiting Glacier Peak Grizzlies walked away with a tough 40-28 victory.

With the match beginning at 182 pounds, Glacier Peak used two pins and a forfeit to pull out to an early 18-0 lead. Shorewood responded with two quick pins from Erca Erdenebayer and Rhaye Samson to close the gap to 18-12.

The Grizzlies won four of the next five matches to stretch their lead to 36-16. Senior Erik Harris-Uldall bumped up a weight class to 145 pounds and kept the Thunderbirds mathematically alive with an 8-1 decision. Unfortunately, a win at 152 pounds sealed the visitor's team victory. Seniors Kaden Carpenter and Braden Kalloway closed the night for the Thunderbirds with victories in the last two matches.

Shorewood wrestles next this Thursday, January 29, at Meadowdale High School. This will be Shorewood’s last dual meet before the district tournament February 6 and 7 at Edmonds High School.

Shorewood 28 - Glacier Peak 40
@ Shorewood High School

106: Rhaye Samson (SW) pinned Morgan Beard 0:30
113: Josh Vail (GP) maj. dec. Aiden Smith 11-2
120: Tim Mandzyuk (GP) pinned Alex Holguin 1:23
126: Hunter Cabrera (GP) dec. Matthew McMillan 10-9
132: Fidel Chishingu (SW) maj. dec. Aidan MacDonald 9-1
138: Mason Fairbanks (GP) tech. fall Elias Thorne 18-2
145: Erik Harris-Uldall (SW) dec. Mats Haneberg 8-1
152: Ricky Kranz (GP) maj. dec. Stafford Matthews 12-4
160: Kaden Carpenter (SW) dec. Ian Jensen 6-3
170: Braden Kalloway (SW) pinned Micah Palmaffy 1:05
*182: Griffin Thomas (GP) pinned Ivan Valiente 4:39
195: Marcus Beccera (GP) pinned Troy Halloway-Beach 0:14
220: Sam Clipper (GP) win by forfeit
285: Erca Erdenebayer (SW) pinned Josiah Palmaffy 2:29

Shorewood Record: 3-2 WESCO South, 5-8 Overall


Shorecrest Big Band Swing Dance Saturday - come early for dance lessons

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

$5 for dance lessons and this could be you!
Photo by Barb Swan

Saturday, January 31 


The evening starts with Swing Dance Lessons from the Guy Caridi of SAVOY SWING CLUB from 6:30 to 7:30pm.

Then dance from 7:30 to 10pm to lots of huge fabulous tunes for Swing and Foxtrot, maybe some One-Step, Jitterbug, and great Jazz listening music.

Come for a toe-tapping good time!

Dance like no one is watching
Photo by Barb Swan


Refreshments will be available. Ticket prices: $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Students $6 w/ASB, $8 without.

$5 extra for the dance lesson.

Tickets are online. Funds raised help Shorecrest High School Jazz Bands. Held in the Shorecrest High School cafeteria, 15343 25th Ave NE, Shoreline. Questions? Call 206-393-4291.

Woo hoo!
Have fun on Saturday night
Photo by Barb Swan


Interviewing Strategies from preparation to follow-up at the Job Seekers Round Table

Interviewing Strategies from preparation to follow-up
with Dana divens, Roundtable Participant and Co-Host

This Friday, Roundtable contributor and co-host, Dana Divens will lead the discussion with Interviewing Strategies from Preparation to Follow-Up.

We all know that to get hired, we need to think and speak confidently and effectively on our feet, in both everyday situations and under pressure. Whether you're an experienced communicator, a novice, or anywhere in-between, tiny tweaks in your content, delivery, attitude, or comfort level can lead to huge differences in your results.

Come share some strategies or even anecdotes on how this has worked for you. Melinda Dollison also promises to be on hand, so for those who attend, you’re in for a lively and informative discussion. And as usual, great coffee and snacks will be on hand.

The job seekers Round Table is open to students, staff, faculty, and community members.

Shoreline Community College, Room 5116 (Computer lab)
Every Friday, 1:00-2:30pm
Meetings are Free - Coffee and Cookies provided.

For now, on campus parking is metered.
Contact Ron Carnell • (206) 533-6706 - Maps   
16101 Greenwood Ave N • Room 5101 • Shoreline, WA 98133


Help raise the 12th Man flag at Shoreline city hall on Friday

Mayor Shari Winstead holds the 12th Man Flag

The Seahawks are Super Bowl XLIX bound! Help the City of Shoreline cheer them on at a community tailgate party and flag raising. Join the Mayor, other councilmembers, City staff, and Shoreline fans on Friday, January 30 at City Hall.

The tailgate party will begin at 11:30am and the flag raising will occur at 12:12pm. There will also be a prize drawing at 12:30pm. City staff will be providing refreshments.



Poetry Out Loud at Shorewood

Marci Johnson recites "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight" by Vachel Lindsay.
Photo by Nuo Chen, Shorewood Yearbook Staff
By Marianne Deal Stephens

Can you recite a poem from memory? Would you do so in front of an audience? If you think of poetry recitation as a relic of 19th century education, you haven't heard of Poetry Out Loud or experienced the power of the young people who participate in the nationwide program. 

In the fall of 2014, Shorewood Sophomore English classes (and at least one junior) took part in the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest. Each student chose a poem from from the Poetry Out Loud online anthology, memorized it, and recited it to her or his class.

Students voted according to the Poetry Out Loud evaluation categories: physical presence; voice and articulation; dramatic appropriateness; level of complexity; evidence of understanding; and overall performance.

Students selected by their classes advanced to the Preliminary Round and recited their poems in the Shorewood Black Box Theater on December 3 before an audience of parents, friends and staff. Three staff volunteers served as judges and selected 10 students for the December 8 Shorewood Final Round: 
  1. Hannah Van Inwegen, "It Couldn't Be Done" by Edgar Albert Guest
  2. Zi Yen Chen, "After working 60 hours again for what reason" by Bob Hicok
  3. Francisca Ritoch, "And Soul" by Eavan Boland
  4. Marcianna Johnson, "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight" by Vachel Lindsay
  5. Joe Jang, "The Kiss" by Robert Graves
  6. Leah Yemane, "Dream Song 14" by John Berryman
  7. Jacob Delaney, "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley
  8. Gillian Lauter, "Ways of Talking" by Ha Jin
  9. Natalie Keene, "A Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky" by Lewis Carroll
  10. Loren Stephens, "Monet Refuses the Operation" by Lisel Mueller 

At the end of another evening of poetry recitation in the Black Box Theater, three judges named Francisca Ritoch the Shorewood winner, and Hannah Van Inwegen as the runner-up.

Francisca will represent Shorewood at the Puget Sound Regional Competition in Tacoma on February 7. Regional winners will advance to the state competition on March 7 and the state winner will then compete in Washington, D.C. in May. Francisca Ritoch was also Shorewood's winner last year, and advanced to the state competition, where she placed second in the Spring of 2014. 

To learn more:
Arts Washington, State Sponsor of Poetry Out Loud includes selected video clips of students in the state finals.


Free tax prep help for those who earned less than $53,000 in 2014

Free tax preparation help is available at three locations in Shoreline for those who earned less than $53,000 in 2014. Weekly sessions are scheduled for Fridays at the Richmond Beach Library, Thursdays and Saturdays at the Shoreline Library, and Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at Hopelink Shoreline.

Only the Richmond Beach location requires an appointment. Details are on the flyer.


County Council proclaims See Blue Week - expands “Blue Friday” for countdown to Super Bowl

The members of the Metropolitan King County Council are looking for a “Sea of Blue” after declaring the week of January 26 - February 1 as "See Blue Week" in support of the Seattle Seahawks as they prepare to defend their Super Bowl title. 

“From the fronts of our Metro buses to the tops of the cranes across our skyline, the support and civic pride our region has for our Seahawks is impossible to miss” said Councilmember Rod Dembowski. 
“For the second year in a row it is remarkable to watch our county come together behind one of the most unique and talented sports franchises in the nation. Even for the casual sport fan, it is hard not to get caught up in the excitement and emotion of a second straight Super Bowl run. Go Hawks!”

This expansion of "Blue Friday" recognizes the impact of the “12s” support during this championship season and most notably during the historic comeback during the NFL Championship.

This action asks Seattle Seahawks fans from everywhere to show their support by wearing blue during the Super Bowl "countdown" week.

WHEREAS, our beloved Seattle Seahawks have carried the day in taking us to a second consecutive Super Bowl, Super Bowl XLIX; and

WHEREAS, the “12th Man” will be at the University of Phoenix Stadium in force and spirit; and

WHEREAS, because a “Sea of Blue” helped the Hawks prevail against the Green Bay Packers leading to this Super Bowl moment; and

WHEREAS, the fans have shown our pride of the Seahawks through “Blue Fridays” and the power of “Blue;” and
WHEREAS, we want our Seahawks to feel not only the seismic force of the “12” but to also see a sea of blue throughout the region for the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIX

NOW, THEREFORE, we, the King County Executive and Metropolitan King County Council, proclaim, January 26-February 1, 2015 as

“See Blue Week”

So that the nation will witness a “sea of blue” and the force of the fans on Super Bowl Sunday 2015.


Special meeting notice: Shoreline Fire Commissioners


As required by RCW 42.30, the Open Public Meetings Act, you are hereby notified that the Board of Commissioners of the Shoreline Fire Department has scheduled a Special Meeting on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 3:30pm at Shoreline Fire Department, 17525 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline, Washington. 

The Board will meet in Executive Session from 3:30pm to 4:30pm to review the Fire Chief’s performance evaluation. 


#1 Ranked Lynnwood royally beats Shorewood 67-26

The top-ranked 3A team in the state showed why they're on top of the heap Monday night at Shorewood as the Lynnwood Royals girls raced to an easy 67-26.

The T-Birds gave their fans a glimmer of hope in the first five minutes as they edged their way to an 11-9 lead, only to see the Royals turn on the jets of a 21-2 run before the first half ended.

The Royals stretched their lead to 59-21 early in the fourth quarter, making for a 50-10 burst after the game's initial minutes.

Junior Mikayla Pivec dazzled the crowd with her coast-to-coast drives on her way to a game high 22 points.

The Gustafson sisters, Lily and Abby, turned in 9 and 7, respectively, for Shorewood.

The T-Birds return to the court Wednesday when they host Edmonds-Woodway at 7:15.

Lynnwood          18     22     17     10     67
Shorewood         13      4        4       5     26


Shorewood 10 Minute Play Festival Jan 29-30

Come see Shorewood High School Drama's annual 10 Minute Play Festival!

The festival features seven different one-act plays written by students. All plays are completely student-run, from actors to directors to tech and crew members.

There's a little something for everyone, ranging from drama to comedy to romance.

Tickets are $5 at the door for all audience members.

January 29 and 30 at 7:00pm in the Shorewood Theater, 17300 Fremont Ave N, Shoreline.


Tom Jamieson to be ratified as 32nd District GOP chair at Thursday meeting

The next meeting of the 32nd Legislative District GOP will be January 29, 2015 in Horizon Room at the Shoreline Conference Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline.

Credentials will open at 7:00pm, with the meeting beginning at 7:30pm.

The district chairman Tom Jamieson, as selected by King County Chair Lori Sotelo, will be ratified.


Saltwater Park bridge is closed - police to step up patrols

Photo by Keith Miles

From the City of Shoreline

Over the weekend a large number of people ignored the signs indicating the pedestrian bridge at Saltwater Park was closed, moved the fencing around the construction site, and accessed the beach via the bridge.

The City says "The pedestrian bridge that crosses BNSF railroad at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is CLOSED." 

Closure is necessary to complete much needed structural repairs and upgrades to the 50 year-old bridge. The repair work requires complete closure of the bridge and beach area, including the off-leash dog park.

Crossing private property without permission and crossing the railroad tracks to access the beach are illegal. It is also illegal to remove barrier fencing around the construction site to gain access across the bridge.

Illegally accessing a construction site is dangerous. This is especially true with bridge construction as it may not be clear what areas of the bridge are secure to walk across and which are not. 

Shoreline Police will step up patrols of the park to ensure individuals do not illegally access the bridge or the beach.

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park is a heavily used park, even during the winter months. While our goal is to complete the project as quickly as possible and open the bridge, the number one priority for the City, the contractor, and BNSF during construction is safety.

The repairs and upgrades are necessary to maintain a safe bridge and allow continued access for emergency and maintenance vehicles. Completion of these repairs will extend the life of the bridge 20 or more years at a fraction of what it would cost to replace the bridge.

More information here or call 206-801-2700.


New show opens Wednesday at Shoreline City Hall Gallery

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council and the City of Shoreline present a new exhibit featuring artists:

Nicole Appell, mixed media painting
Peggy Barnett, photography
Jim Matthew, acrylic painting
Miao (Mia) Wu, acrylic painting

The show opens January 28 and runs through April 24, 2015. Shoreline City Hall is located at 17500 Midvale Ave. N, Shoreline, WA 98133. For more information contact the Arts Council at 206-417- 4645 or info@shorelinearts.net

Nicole Appell, Rising with Hope, mixed media painting

Nicole Appell

Nicole is a Seattle artist who draws inspiration from nature. In this series, she reflects on the quiet pause that nature gives us, and offers her deepest gratitude for the few wilderness areas that are protected. Her mixed media artworks involve a deeply layered process, including paints, papers, fabrics, threads and a variety of whimsical found objects. A graduate of the UW School of Art, Nicole has taught art at many venues including the Kirkland Arts Center, the Frye Art Museum, UW Summer Day Youth Programs, and many Public Schools.

Peggy Barnett, Foss Road Trestle, photography

Peggy Barnett

Peggy is an accomplished poet and photographer. Her photographs are memories of time and place that she takes with her into the future, just as her poetry moves back and forth over the years. Her images evoke a vision of the places where she has traveled and of Snohomish County, where she now lives. Peggy earned a fine arts degree in printmaking from The Cooper Union in NY. After working in her own professional photography studio for 42 years, she moved from Manhattan to the Northwest in 2006. She has received many awards for her still-lifes. Her poetry book “On Your Left!” was published in 2012.

Jim Matthew, Celery Munchers, acrylic painting

Jim Matthew

Jim believes that our eyes and mind edit and simplify the world, to make the world simple enough to live with. His art tries to construct a world that re-captures some of the random complex inputs that our minds might have edited out. Since learning to paint at four years old from his Grandfather, Jim has been influenced by Bill Mair, Gaylen Hansen and Andy Hoffmeister, and also worked as a studio assistant for Alden Mason. Jim has exhibited widely in the Northwest. He is represented by Fountainhead Gallery in Seattle, and previously by Woodside/Braseth Gallery.

Miao (Mia) Wu, Summer, acrylic painting

Miao (Mia) Wu

Mia was born in China. She specializes in folk and contemporary abstract art. She works primarily in acrylic and watercolor, and is inspired by nature and vivid colors. While travelling throughout China, she discovered her artistic passion documenting the little known ethnic tribes of China. She continues to explore different artistic styles, from traditional Chinese to modern painting. Since 1999, her work has been shown in China, Sweden and Zen Dog Studio & Tea House Gallery in Seattle. Her paintings are collected worldwide.

Shoreline City Hall is located at 17500 Midvale Ave. N, Shoreline, WA 98133. For more information contact the Arts Council at (206) 417- 4645 or info@shorelinearts.net


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