Halloween Candy, Comedy, Magic, Music, and More at Third Place Commons

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween starts early this weekend at Third Place Commons with the first of three fun, family-friendly events, our 6th annual Halloween Hafla Belly Dance Event.

Head to the Commons stage on Saturday, October 29 at 2pm to enjoy a performance for the whole family from Silk Rain, A Dance Company.

Then, don’t go far because at 6pm; the Commons will offer up another free community dance lesson for folks of all ages. Celia Boarman will teach the basics of East Coast Swing to one and all in an easy, one-hour lesson to get you ready for a night of dance ahead. No partner is required, so come join in the fun!

Of course, the dance lesson is just the warm-up for the main event, Saturday night’s Halloween Dance Party with the 85th Street Big Band. This newly-minted annual tradition started last year and was a big hit with the band offering up costumes and lots of fun surprises. The band is promising plenty more zany, Halloween treats this year as well, so you won’t want to miss the fun. Come in costume or come as you are. The show starts at 7:30pm and all are welcome!

Finally, the Halloween festivities end in a grand finale on Monday, October 31st – Halloween night.

Highlights include trick-or-treating for kids across Lake Forest Park Town Center from 4:00 to 6:00pm, followed by the Zero and Somebuddy Happy Halloween Clown Show at 6:00pm.

Zero and Somebuddy will bring family-friendly comedy, magic, and plenty of fun surprises to the Commons on Monday evening, and after the show, they’ll stick around to create balloon animals for the kiddos in the audience.

The Zero and Somebuddy show is sponsored in part by the good folks at the Friends of the Lake Forest Park Library, so thanks to them for making this fun, family event possible! Start at the Commons between 4 and 6 to pick up your first candy treats and get the scoop on everything that’s happening. The come back to the Commons with your goody bags full by 6pm to see the show. Costumes encouraged!

Events at Third Place Commons are always free and open to everyone, so join in the fun!

Third Place Commons is a community-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering real community in real space. Third Place Commons is located in Lake Forest Park Town Center at 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155.


Duplo play date Saturday Oct 29 at Shoreline Library

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Saturday, October 29, 10am to 11am at the Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th, Shoreline 98155.

Children ages 1 to 5 are invited to build with the library's collection of DUPLO blocks.

Have fun with other builders and earn your Master Builder's Certificate!

This is a drop-in program, no registration needed.


Indoor Playground Halloween on Monday, October 31

Indoor Halloween playground
Indoor Playground Halloween, Monday, October 31, 9:30 am – 12 pm

Spartan Recreation Center, 202 NE 185th Street, between Shoreline Stadium and the Senior Center.

Get ready for the cutest show in town!

Children up to 4 years of age are invited to attend the Halloween Costume Carnival.

Special games and hands-on art projects. Come in costume!

$3.00 per child at the door.      

For more information, call 206-801-2600.


Local realtor receives award from Wonderland Developmental Center

Executive Director Mary Kirchoff presents the Spirit of Wonderland
award to local realtor Keith McGlashan
Photo by Caralee Cook

Wonderland Developmental Center held its annual "Spirit of Wonderland" award ceremony last week.

Executive Director Mary Kirchoff presented an award to realtor Keith McGlashan for his "above and beyond" assistance during the purchase of their new, permanent home in the Richmond Beach neighborhood.

Wonderland Developmental Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and early-intervention agency. They serve approximately 200 families and their children, ages birth to three with special needs, per month in north King and south Snohomish counties. They are dedicated to helping children with developmental delays or disabilities realize their full potential.


Ballot Drop Boxes open for business

Drop box outside LFP City Hall
Photo by Sarah Phillips
Ballot drop boxes are set up at two local places.

  • Just outside City Hall in Lake Forest Park - in the far northeast corner of the Town Center property, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way.
  • At the back of the Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St.

Your ballot has to be in the box by 8:00pm on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

No stamp is necessary.

You can track your ballot on the King County elections page.

Put in your registered name, date of birth, and it will tell you if your ballot has been mailed to you (most people should have their ballot by now), or received.

If it is more convenient to drop off your ballot close to where you work in King County, here's a map with all the drop box locations.


13 health insurers approved to sell 154 individual and family plans for 2017

Thirteen health insurers have been approved to sell 154 individual and family plans for 2017. Nine insurers will sell 98 plans in the exchange, Washington Healthplanfinder and seven insurers will sell 56 plans outside of the exchange. The average rate change is 13.6 percent.

Search 2017 health plans and rates by county.

How much someone’s premium will change depends on where they live, their age, whether or not they smoke, which insurer and plan they select, and how many people are covered.

“We knew that it would be difficult for the health insurers to initially set their rates without knowing who would sign up for coverage and what services they would use,” said Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler. 
“In fact, we were surprised when rates came in significantly lower than predicted in the first few years of the Affordable Care Act. I do believe this year’s change is a one-time adjustment and that we’ll see premiums level off as insurers gain experience and more people get covered.”
Approved 2017 rate changes by insurer

Insurer Rate change Exchange/Outside-exchange/Both
Asuris 15.4% Outside
Bridgespan 11.9% Exchange
Community Health Plan 10.6% Exchange
Coordinated Care 7.43% Exchange
Group Health Cooperative 12.6% Both
Group Health Options 24.7% Outside
Health Alliance 24.6% Outside
Kaiser 11.34% Both
Lifewise 9.30% Exchange
Molina 7.35% Exchange
Premera 18.90% Exchange
Regence of Oregon 15.16% Outside
Regence 13.35% Both                                           

UnitedHealthcare of Washington announced earlier this year that it was leaving Washington’s individual market in 2017 and Moda withdrew from the state last January. Both insurers sold plans statewide.

Two other statewide insurers, Premera and Lifewise, will stop marketing outside of the exchange in 2017 and are reducing the number of counties where they will offer plans.

Kreidler’s office does not have the authority to require a company to sell in a particular county.  

Approximately 320,000 people buy their health insurance in the individual and family market in Washington state. This represents about 5 percent of people with some type of health coverage. Nearly half of the people in Washington – about 45 percent – get health coverage from their employer.  

Last year, nearly 70 percent of people enrolled through the exchange received a premium subsidy that helped lower their premium by an average of 44 percent. In addition, 70,000 people qualified for financial help to reduce their health plan’s cost-sharing.

“The Affordable Care Act is doing what it was designed to do – helping people access health insurance," Kreidler added. 
"But we must do more as a country to address the cost of health care. People have health insurance they can’t afford to use because deductibles are too high and prescription drug costs are skyrocketing, contributing significantly to rising premiums.”

“It would be all too easy to point the finger at the Affordable Care Act and blame it for what’s wrong with our health insurance system,” he said.

“We didn’t get here overnight. We’ve taken the first important steps to righting some of the wrongs by guaranteeing everyone access to meaningful health insurance and providing financial help for those who need it. 
"Now, it’s time for Congress to come together to make meaningful improvements to the law, just like we’ve done with every other major reform - such as Social Security and Medicare - that help millions of Americans.”  

Open enrollment for the individual health insurance market starts Nov. 1, 2016 and runs through January 2017.


Shoreline Sports Foundation Fall Party Sunday - community invited

Activities for all ages

Photos from Shoreline Sports Foundation

Shoreline Sports Foundation invites the Shoreline Community to attend its 2nd Annual Fall Party this Sunday, October 30. The party starts at 6pm at Innis Arden Clubhouse in Shoreline, and everyone is invited. 1430 NW 188th St, Shoreline 98177, 6-8:30pm

The Foundation will be celebrating the previous year’s work and looking ahead and raising support for the upcoming year’s programs.

Guests can expect a warm greeting, buffet-style dining, and an entertaining presentation about the services and programs Shoreline Sports Foundation provides the community.

Shoreline Sports Foundation is a local nonprofit dedicated to building community through athletics. This takes the form of several programs they run during the year.

Teens play basketball at open gym night

During the school year, the Foundation runs Basketball Night, a free open gym event for teens that alternates between the Shorecrest High School and Shorewood High School gyms on Saturday nights. The event provides a safe place for our area teens with basketball, free pizza, games, and a place to hang out with friends.

Foundation Basketball runs camps, trainings, and teams throughout the year at area local gyms. Theses programs provide local athletes and interested youth a great developmental program, run by expert coaches, right here in Shoreline.

Ultimate Frisbee during summer months

During the Summer, Foundation Ultimate teaches area 4th-8th grade youth the game of Ultimate Frisbee and brings children from the Greater Shoreline Area together to play the game.

Shoreline Sports Foundation also focuses on teaching youth leadership skills and how to be productive community members through their Student Leadership Program for high school-aged kids and their Services program, which provides opportunities for local kids to give back to the community through efforts with organizations like Food Lifeline and Mary’s Place.

More information on the event and the Foundation


Cats: Ishtar is a unique beauty with a sweet disposition

Ishtar needs a forever home
Photo by K.A. Moore Photography

Ishtar is a beauty with unusual black and gray muted stripes. In spite of being a favorite of the shelter staff, she has not been good at selling herself to adoptive families and sadly, has been overlooked.

"The best part of the day is bedtime, because that's when I get to cuddle up next to my human! It's lonely sleeping all by myself with nobody to call me their special kitty .... Maybe your pillow has room for a friendly kitty like me?"

12 year old Ishtar is a sweet, talkative girl with gorgeous smokey fur. Her favorite activities are lounging and rolling over for pets.

Ishtar is waiting for you at Seattle Area Feline Rescue, 14717 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133.


Democrat Kagi, Republican Schirle give legislative priorities

By Evan Smith

Incumbent Democratic 32nd District State Rep. Ruth Kagi and Republican challenger David Schirle recently shared opposing views on what they want to do if elected. Both have sent responses to a question about their legislative priorities.

Kagi and Schirle are running on the general-election ballot for the position that Kagi first won in 1998.

The 32nd Legislative District includes the city of Shoreline, part of northwest Seattle, south Edmonds, the town of Woodway and nearby unincorporated areas, the city of Lynnwood and part of Mountlake Terrace.

Here are the candidates’ statements in the order that their names appear on the ballot and in the voters’ pamphlet:

Ruth Kagi (Prefers Democratic Party)—

The 2017 legislative session is going to be the most challenging in decades. We must find the resources to fully fund education, including early learning, without decimating the social services that support families facing serious problems like homelessness, mental health issues and drug addiction. 

Funding for these services was severely reduced during the recession and has not been restored. We are losing many social-service providers in our communities because the state’s reimbursement doesn’t come close to meeting the actual cost of service.

One of my priorities is improved funding for critical social services.

Washington’s revenue system needs reform. In 1995, when we had a high quality education and social-service system, Washington State ranked 11th in state and local tax incidence – the taxes per capita that we pay.

We now rank 35th — below Mississippi -- and have the most regressive tax system in the country.

I support closing tax preferences that do not produce public benefit, imposing a capital gains tax on the wealthiest 5 percent of our population, and assuring that large corporations pay their fair share. 

We need a more fair and progressive revenue system so we can rebuild a strong education system for Washington.

David D. Schirle (Prefers Republican Party)--

Logic over emotion? Please, all that can be asked is that we put whatever emotion aside and use only logic. REASON.

FACT: The State of Washington has been politically controlled by one party: The DEMOCRATIC PARTY for 20 years. My opponent has been in office for the past 19 years. She is part of the problem.

FACT: Sending the same "well intentioned" people to fix these problems will not work. They have failed. We know that. They know it.

FACT: THEY are proposing SOLUTIONS. Their solution (and it is always the same) is more money and bigger government.

FACT: More money, more government are not the solutions.

FACT: If we want to fix things, we have to change the people that we send to Olympia.

FACT: You do have a choice. With your vote you can send new people with different attitudes and new ideas.

FACT: That is the reasonable thing.

Evan Smith can be reached at schsmith@frontier.com.


Spooky Halloween meal at the Senior Center Monday Oct 31

Pirates at last year's lunch
Photo by Jon Ann C
What are you doing for Halloween?

Join folks at the Senior Center to celebrate on Halloween with a very special ghoulish meal:
  • Vampire’s Kiss (aka Pomegranate-cocktail),
  • Monster Slime (aka Green Goddess Dip with salad),
  • Cadaver Ribs (aka Ribs with smoky-sweet barbecue sauce),
  • Bug Guts Pasta (aka Fusilli pasta with Zucchini and basil-mint pesto) and
  • Pumpkin Mousse Puffs. 

Meal starts at 11:45am. Arrive early to assure you will have a seat. A $3 donation for seniors 60 and older is recommended, participants under 60 can enjoy this meal for $6.


Job: Credentials Evaluator – Enrollment and Financial Services

Credentials Evaluator – Enrollment and Financial Services

Under the general supervision of the Program Support Supervisor, this position is responsible for evaluating a wide variety of educational complex credentials for academic programs at Shoreline Community College. The Credentials Evaluator will apply departmental knowledge to consultation with faculty, advisors, students and the campus community regarding Enrollment and Financial Aid processes and the Degree Audit Module.

Complete description and application here


Senior Center holiday bazaar Friday - Saturday Nov 4-5

The annual Senior Center holiday bazaar is coming up Friday and Saturday, November 4th and 5th, at the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave N, southernmost building on the Shoreline Center campus. 10am to 4pm both days.

Many local artists bring their wares to the bazaar - and there is usually a table of items made by Senior Center members.

There are many expert quilters in the Thimble Belle quilters and every year they make a gorgeous quilt which is raffled off.

And note that the show will go on, regardless of wind, weather, and power outages!


Photo: Fall at Sky Nursery

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Sky has its fall decorations up. If you have never been there, it's a great field trip. The buildings are beautiful. Did you know that Sky has its own weather station? It regulates the greenhouse windows, opening and closing them according to the weather.

And there's a coffee shop!


Promised Land - the history of the Duwamish tribe

Duwamish elder Edie Loyer Nelson
Photo courtesy SCC
Promised Land, Saturday, October 29, 2pm, Lake Forest Park Library, lower level Town Center, intersection Bothell and Ballinger Way, Lake Forest Park 98155.

Promised Land, an award-winning documentary, chronicles the history of the Duwamish tribe, as well as Southwest Washington's Chinook Indian Nation, telling the story of how tribes helped settlers and remain integral to our shared Northwest heritage.

As both tribes, and hundreds of others like them across North America, struggle against those who tell them they don't exist, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society looks at indigenous sovereignty today.

Duwamish elder Edie Loyer Nelson will be present along with the filmmakers to talk about the film and the tribe's history and future.


Authors at Third Place Books

Owls, the Viet Nam war, returning veterans, and overcoming adversity make for a full week of authors at Third Place Books. Town Center upper level, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way, LFP 98155.

Leigh Calvez
The Hidden Lives of Owls: The Science and Spirit of Nature’s Most Elusive Birds (Sasquatch Books)
Wednesday, October 26 at 7pm
Join Leigh Calvez on adventures into the world of owls: owl-watching, avian science, and the deep forest often in the dead of night.

Robert Olin Butler
Perfume River (Algonquin)
Thursday, October 27 at 7pm
From one of America’s most important writers, Perfume River is an exquisite novel that examines family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam War through the portrait of a single North Florida family.

Mike Schindler
US Veterans in the Workforce (Elevate)
Saturday, October 29 at 6:30pm
Navy veteran Mike Schindler tells the stories of our returning heroes so that we might gain a true understanding of life for returning vets and their families.

Candace Moore
Namaslay (Victory Belt)
Sunday, October 30 at 5:30pm
Inspired by her experience fighting a dangerous illness and depression, Candace Moore’s focus on perseverance and overcoming adversity makes Namaslay a powerful guide to help you live your most authentic life.


Invitation to submit articles

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

By Diane Hettrick

Is there something that you wish we would publish? Maybe that's a story that you should write. If you are worried about your writing - I'll edit your work. If you don't take photos - we have wonderful photographers.

I can tell you some things I wish readers would submit:

  • Restaurant reviews - you don't have to be a critic. Just tell us about your go-to restaurant in Shoreline or Lake Forest Park. Favorite dishes? Atmosphere? Friendly staff? Affordable? Take-out?
  • Favorite park - do you have a favorite spot in a local park? 
  • Small business - there are small, locally owned businesses that have been here for years, but not everyone knows about them.
  • Organizations - just when I think I know all the local groups, I find out about a new one. Have we published information about your group?
  • Celebrations - anniversaries, weddings, engagements - you will have to submit your own photos for these!
Other ideas? Drop me a line.


FEMA Tour of Lyon Creek Flood Reduction Project

Lyon Creek flood reduction project
Photo by Jerry Pickard
From City Administrator Pete Rose - report to the LFP City Council

On October 20, 2016, FEMA staff did a field trip of the Lyon Creek Flood Reduction Project.

Aaron Halverson, Environmental Programs Manager in Public Works, received last minute notice that the Regional Director would be joining the group.

As it turned out, the entourage was accompanied by a delegation from the US Senate Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee, which has FEMA in its portfolio.

Aaron gave an excellent presentation and walking tour.

This was the only completed project they toured. They were very impressed with many features of the project, not the least of which was the time-lapse video of the 58 hour SR 522 culvert replacement.

The Regional Director added verbiage to several slides to emphasize for the Senate staff the extra considerations for restoring salmon habitat in western projects.

A factoid that we picked up in the discourse was that the year the $3 million FEMA grant was awarded (late 2012), it was the largest single grant from that fund source that year, and $23 million in total was awarded nationwide. This may be a testament to the regional cooperation that resulted in the application.


LFP City Council Thursday

The Lake Forest Park City Council will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, October 27 at 7pm at City Hall, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155.

Council will be approving the purchase of a new police vehicle, and adjusting the budget to specify funds to cover the costs of remodeling Eagle Scout Park not covered by grants.

Full agenda


Women as Political Change Agents: From the late 1800's to the Present

Jeanne Kohl-Wells
Sunday, October 30, 2pm, Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th, Shoreline 98155

What sparked decisions by Washington state women in the 19th and 20th centuries to buck societal norms and laws to pursue political leadership roles?

What fueled their confidence and abilities to push for change in attitudes and practices associated with women's roles?

In this thought-provoking presentation, King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles examines what and who have played parts in the development and influence of women's leadership roles, historically and in modern times.


Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services/Tree Board meets Thursday

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services/Tree Board Regular Meeting Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00pm, Shoreline City Hall, Room 303, 17500 Midvale Ave N.

Discussion of Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan Capital Projects Prioritized List Review


King County Council celebrates Pro Bono Week

Pro bono week at King County Council

Representatives of King County’s legal community, including the King County Bar Association, join Councilmembers after the Council proclaimed Oct. 23-29 as ‘Pro Bono Week’ in King County in recognition of the attorneys and legal staff who volunteer their time to aid individuals and families in need.

The Metropolitan King County Council proclaimed the week of October 23–29 as “Pro Bono Week” in honor of those who volunteer their time pro bono to provide legal services to individuals and families in need.

“Celebrating and honoring the tireless work by pro bono attorneys, on behalf of the most vulnerable in our community, has become one of my favorite annual traditions at the Council,” said proclamation co-sponsor Vice Chair Rod Dembowski.
“When I was an attorney in private practice, I volunteered my time on a number of pro bono cases, including those on behalf of domestic violence survivors. The cases were some of the most difficult, yet most enriching experiences of my career, and have given me a deep appreciation for all attorneys in our community who volunteer to represent others.”

In 2015, over 327,000 hours of volunteer legal help was provided to individuals and families. According to a recent civil legal needs study commissioned by the Washington Supreme Court, seven in ten low income households in Washington State face at least one significant civil legal problem each year. Since 2003, the average number of legal problems per household has more than tripled.

Law schools throughout the state have developed a strong culture of service through pro bono programs that help provide their students gain real world experience. Private firms offer support to legal aid organizations through partnerships that encourage pro bono – which the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) and the King County Bar Association promote.

King County has stepped up to support legal services in recent years due to declining federal support and stagnant state funding. The County’s role has enabled legal aid organizations to leverage support through unique partnerships.


Turning Point is celebrating 10 years with a benefit and auction Nov 12

THE BEST IS YET TO COME - Celebrating 10 Years 

Turning Point Benefit and Auction 
with Live Music, Dinner and Dancing 

November 12, 2016, 6pm, Shoreline Community College
PUB [9000 Building] maps
16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133

Turning Point is privileged to have served students and families in Shoreline for the past ten years. Come celebrate with us and invest locally in your community!

We are celebrating 10 Years of investing in youth and families in the neighborhood -- but only because of you!

It takes the entire community coming together so that everyone can thrive! So get involved! Buy your tickets today! 
Buy Tickets!

Turning Point’s mission is to ensure every child in Shoreline is engaged in school and connected in community. Our programs include After-School Tutoring, Summer Day Camp, Food4Kids Weekend Backpacks, and Community Meals.

The community-identified need is to bridge the educational gap for disadvantaged children within the Shoreline School District. Turning Point works in partnership with the YMCA, the City of Shoreline, the Center for Human Services, and the Shoreline School District to provide educational support for elementary students.

We value cultural diversity, equity, and investment in our community so that all children thrive.

Join us for a delightful evening of community and celebration as we wine and dine with a wonderful auction, live music and even some dancing! Let's celebrate 10 years of investing in the lives of disadvantaged children and their families, building community and together creating a legacy that will live on.

The best is yet to come.

We are so excited to celebrate Turning Point and all our community partners, supporters and neighbors and the good work we have done together over the last decade. It really does take a village to raise our children and create a fabric of care in our neighborhoods. It takes all of us, and we believe that we each have gifts to share that when offered to the community can create an abundance of riches. So don't miss out on this wonderful night to make a difference together! 


Breast Cancer benefit and vintage wedding show Nov 5

Anderson Community Breast Cancer Benefit Luncheon / Silent Auction and Vintage Wedding Show, Saturday, November 5th at Anderson Plaza 17201 15th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

RSVP to 206-364-9336. $10 admission. 11am appetizers and preview, 12pm lunch and silent auction.

Proceeds benefit Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.


Ridgecrest resident creates Little Free Pantry

By Andrea Petrusky

Hi neighbors! We are trying to spread to word to our neighbors about our new Little Free Pantry in Ridgecrest, located at 15815 11th Ave NE.

The Little Free Pantry is the same idea as a Little Free Library, only it offers free food.

The first Little Free Pantry was invented earlier this year by Jessica McClard of Arkansas.

Her website states, “Whether a need for food or a need to give, the Little Free Pantry facilitates neighbors helping neighbors, building community.” You may read more about the pilot project on her website.

After reading an article about Jessica’s pantry, I emailed it to my hubby and told him I wanted one in front of our house. Se he made me one!

We installed it in September and our community has been very generous with donations. I have people stopping by daily to leave what they can, or take what they need. It is wonderful!

Shoreline is a very giving and supportive community, and this is another way for us to help our neighbors in need and build a sense of community.

I had little cards printed up with the location of our pantry to hand out, and my 5 year old son and I are working on spreading the word to local school family advocates, senior centers, tent cities, homeless, etc. You may view our Facebook page here.

Little Free Pantries are popping up all over the place now! There is one in Ballard, one in North Seattle, one in Kirkland, and we’re hoping to get more in Shoreline!

Adam Petrusky built the
Little Free Pantry
If you are interested in building one for yourself, there are loads of ideas for building Little Free Libraries online.

We found a free upper kitchen cabinet on Craigslist and my hubby (Adam) built doors with Plexiglas so you can see what’s inside. He also built a sloped roof with an overhang to protect it from the weather.

Jessica’s original cabinet design isn’t available, but the dimensions of her single door cabinet are 2 1/2 ft long x 2 ft wide x 12 inches deep. You could use almost anything that will protect the food from the weather. I even read on Jessica’s Facebook page that someone contacted their local newspaper and requested an old newspaper vending machine and received one free of charge.

We are hoping that this idea catches on, and I’ve already received messages from three local people who are interested in making one too!

Thanks again for your support. Please help us spread the word about the location of our pantry, and feel free to stop by any time and take what you need or leave what you can.


Shorewood soccer loses final game to Edmonds Woodway

10-24-2016 Soccer

Edmonds Woodway 3 - Shorewood 0

Shorewood hosted Edmonds Woodway for the final regular season game of the year. The first half was tied until Gaby Chappell scored in the 31st minute for a 1-0 EW lead.

Shorewood tried hard to even the score, but in the 56th minute Ellie Shull scored to make it 2-0 EW then two minutes later she ended the scoring with her second goal and a 3-0 EW win.

Hannah Hicks was in goal for EW who is 8-1-3 while Abby Manis was in goal for Shorewood who finished 2-7-3.

--Coach Bill Wilkins


Sculptors Workshop 2016 Holiday Pottery Sale in Edmonds

Sunflower bowl by Kristi
Shop local and support the arts!

Decorative and functional pottery handcrafted by Sculptors Workshop members include garden art, vases, bells, platters, mugs, plates and bowls.

Sculptors Workshop is a pottery co-operative infused with a rich history, located at the Anderson Center in Edmonds.

This semiannual sale is a wonderful chance to meet some of the co-op's 20 artists, and at the same time find unique and handmade gifts for the holidays.

For more information about the sale, visit the Sculptors Workshop's Facebook page

Friday and Saturday, November 18-19
(Friday 1 - 8 pm, Saturday 10 am - 2 pm)
Frances Anderson Center (Rm. 210) at 700 Dayton St, Edmonds


Photo: Walking by the Light of the Morning Moon

Monday, October 24, 2016

Photo by Frank Kleyn

Walking by the light of the morning moon. Photo by Frank Kleyn, taken February 23, 2016, overlooking Richmond Beach Saltwater Park.


Local Medicare events and news

We are in the open enrollment period for Medicare, which runs October 15 - December 7.

Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year — things like cost, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks. October 15 to December 7 is when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs.

People can find Medicare plan information or compare plans by calling 1-800-MEDICARE or going online to Medicare.gov.

In addition, local organizations are holding informational meetings. Remember that meetings sponsored by insurance companies may only tell you about their plans. Meetings sponsored by health clinics will tell you about the insurance plans they accept.

Here's a hint if you are considering changing your medical plan. Call the offices of all the medical providers you want to continue to see and ask them what Medicare plans they accept.
Wednesday, October 26, 11:00am
Third Place Commons Adler Room, 17171 Bothell Way, Lake Forest Park 98155

Join insurance agent John James for a discussion of Medicare, Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Rx plans. He will show a CMS (Medicare) approved short video about Medicare parts A, B, C, and D, and answer questions.

Wednesday, October 26, 10:30 - 11:30am
Thursday, November 10, 10:30 - 11:30am
Shoreline City Hall, Council Chambers (Lobby), 17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline 98133
Register at everettclinic.com/medicare or call 425-258-3901.

Whether you already have Medicare or are just turning 65 and are about to join, The Everett Clinic would like to help you make an informed choice, one that makes the most sense for you and your health. The Everett Clinic offers complimentary information sessions to help you understand the issues associated with Medicare. At these sessions, you’ll get provide information on:
  • Background on Medicare
  • The Everett Clinic Medicare policy
  • Why managed Medicare Advantage plans are encouraged
  • Tools and resources for decision-making

Wednesday, October 26, 1 - 3pm
Iora Primary Care Clinic, 15214 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133.
Discussion of Medicare Advantage Plans.

Humana has added Iora Health’s New Primary Care Practices (designed exclusively for Medicare Beneficiaries) to Medicare Advantage Plan Networks in Arizona, Colorado and Washington.

Humana has introduced a hearing aid benefit on certain Medicare Advantage plans offered for the 2017 plan year in Washington state. The benefit allows for one annual routine hearing exam at no cost to the member and introduces a copayment for hearing aids, simplifying the cost.

Updated 10-25-2016 to remove one event


MakerLab NW pumpkin carving party Saturday

MakerLab NW is working toward creating a permanent, local "makerspace"

Trying to finish your child’s steam punk pirate costume? Converting a nerf-gun into cosmic blaster? Inventing a new product, but need to print a prototype on a 3D printer?

Photo from MakerLab NW
Drooling over Pinterest projects, but too nervous to try one on your own? Wishing for an art studio or a wood shop, but don’t have a safe space for it?

You’ve tried to get the knowledge you wanted from books and online tutorials but they don’t provide you with the tools, hands-on learning, or the ability to ask questions and get face to face answers.

Now imagine there was a space in your town where you could go, day or night, and create these things, go to work on your project, have access to tools you can’t afford or don’t have the space for, and someone to teach you how to use them.

Photo from MakerLab NW
Imagine a place where you could go to create, and meet others who create as well.

This place is what’s become known as a “makespace,” and there’s a non-profit group in Shoreline trying to make this a reality for the Shoreline community.

MakerLab NW is working toward creating a permanent makerspace to house tools such as 3D printers, lasercutters, woodworking tools, sewing and art tools for the community to use and offer workshops on all types of creating and making.

They currently meet in the basement of Bethel Lutheran Church, as well as other places around Shoreline and LFP. 

Photo by David Johnson

Pumpkin carving party, Saturday, October 29, 1pm in the community room of Bethel Lutheran Church in North City, 17529 15th Ave NE, Shoreline (map).

On October 29 they are hosting a pumpkin carving party and will serve chili and apple cider. Costumes are encouraged and the event is free to attend. Donations are always accepted. They hope to meet lots of new people there.

Other upcoming workshops include Introduction to Arduino, Introduction to Robotics, Glass etching, and Intro to Cosplay. They welcome input from the community on what they would like to learn and create!

They are looking for people to host workshops. Do you have a maker-related skill (basic or advanced) you could share with others? Charge what you like for a workshop and they will help you by attracting members, and providing space. They ask for 50% of the workshop fees after your expenses.

Visit the website. View the calendar of events. Join the collaboration, creation, and fun.


Photographer Wayne Pridemore honored at Shorewood Homecoming Game

The Pridemore Family. From left: Samantha, Cindy, Lucy, Wayne, Tabitha, and son Dave. Dave and wife Cindy, Samantha, and Sabrina (not shown, now at WSU) graduated from Shorewood. Tabitha is a senior. Photo taken by one of the cheerleaders.

At the end of the first quarter of the Shorewood homecoming game on Friday, photographer Wayne Pridemore was recognized for his years of service as the unofficial Shorewood photographer.

As an active member of the Shorewood Booster club, Wayne has photographed hundreds of events.

He has been sharing his sports photos, Dust to Dawn night shots, and community event photos with the Shoreline Area News for many years. You will find his name on photos of everything from public art works to dramatic storm photos at Richmond Beach.

He posts his sports photos on his Flickr account and invites people to download his photos for free.

If you wonder about his motivation, it's all in the photo above. He has been photographing his children and grandchildren and all their teammates in their Shorewood sports careers for years.

And now his youngest Shorewood granddaughter is a senior and Wayne is talking about retirement.

It will take a lot of people to replace him.


Letter to the Editor: Evan McMullin is a clear choice for a brighter future

To the Editor:

For many voters, especially Republicans, November 8 can't come soon enough. An election season that once held such promise, with more than a dozen candidates seeking the GOP nomination, has become a profound disappointment, as has party nominee Donald Trump.

Some support Trump because his message, however incoherent and divisive, appeals to them. Far more support him because they oppose Hillary Clinton and deem Trump the lesser of two evils. But this is a false choice.

Evan McMullin, an independent Republican, is an approved write-in presidential candidate in Washington. He's a principled conservative who has been a missionary, a CIA operative, an investment banker, and an advisor to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. In a time of bombast and braggadocio, McMullin speaks with humility, reverence, and hope.

Committed to free markets, the U.S. Constitution, strong national defense, the right to life, and the opportunity to pursue lives of dignity and purpose, McMullin rewards the faith of conservatives and Republicans who refuse to settle for a candidate whose behavior and beliefs belie the values that have historically defined them.

Visit www.evanmcmullin.com to learn more. You may decide, as I have, that Evan McMullin is a clear choice for a brighter future.

Walter Campbell


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Presentation: Taking charge of your health

On Tuesday, November 15, a representative from the new Shoreline Everett Clinic will discuss how older residents can take charge of their own health.

10:30 - 11:30 at the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, southernmost building on the Shoreline Center campus. Free parking.


Four tickets for the price of three for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Seattle Musical Theatre has come up with a way to get you and your friends to the theatre at a more affordable price.

For the upcoming production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, if you purchase four tickets via their website, you will be charged for only three. 

SMT is located in Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle 98115. Free parking.


Fright Fest at Wild Waves Theme Park

The 15th annual Fright Fest at Wild Waves Theme Park offers bone-chilling thrills this weekend.

On October 28-29-30 park-goers can put their bravery to the test and enter two hair-raising haunted houses and the newest haunted trail - Camp Whispering Pines.
  • Friday - 6 - 11pm
  • Saturday 5 - 11pm
  • Sunday 5 - 9pm
Thrill seekers can also navigate through the park as more than 20 rides — including crowd favorites like The Wild Thing, Timberhawk, and Brain Drain Drop Tower — will operate in the dark.

Booville, a scare-free zone for children ages 12 and under, will also add to the fun with a new mini carnival.

Pick up an R.I.P. pass to skip the lines and get straight to the scary goodness. 

Wild Waves, 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way 98003.


Cartoon by Whitney Potter: Halloween costume

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Previous cartoons by Whitney Potter can be found under Features 

in the first column of the front page of the Shoreline Area News


Shoreline City Council special meeting time revised to 5:30pm

Shoreline City Council Special Meeting - REVISED
Monday, October 24, 2016 – Special Meeting 5:30pm

The Shoreline City Council will meet in Executive Session before their regular meeting at 7pm. Executive Sessions are not open to the public.

Shoreline City Council regular meeting 7pm - Agenda

The council will be discussing the 2017 budget. One of the study items will be the financing of the construction of the North Maintenance Facility. The property, by Brugger's Bog on 25th NE, was acquired from King County in 2013. Redevelopment of the site was on hold until October 2015 because of staff turnover in the city engineering department.


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