Richmond Beach Community Association and the City of Shoreline invite the public to attend an opening reception of the finished artwork for RBCA’s Beach Orcas public art project.
Artists will be in attendance along with all 22 orcas for viewing. Light refreshments and musical accompaniment provided; welcoming remarks by Mayor Chris Roberts, Parks Director Eric Friedli and others at 6:00pm.
All are welcome!
|Ella Chandler and Kayla Arnesan|
|Alpha Delta Chapter of Washington State|
The Shorewood softball team ended its season-long losing streak with a 15-14 home victory over Oak Harbor.
Brianne McCaslin hit a double and a triple for Shorewood; teammate Sophie Feise hit three for four with a double; and Haley Osborn hit three for five. Bonnie Paulson was the winning pitcher in the game at Shorewood's home Meridian Park fields.
The Thunderbirds now take a 1-10 Wesco 3A record (1-12 overall) into a Friday 6pm home game with Lynnwood at Meridian Park.
Shorewood vs. Oak Harbor
Meridian Park Field, 4-25-17
OAK HARBOR: CIERRA LEGENDRE AND AUDREY HOWARD (CATCHER)
SHOREWOOD: BONNIE PAULSON AND ALLISON NAMBA
HALLE CARPENTER 3-5 (3B)
SHEA DAVIS 2B
HALEY OSBORN 3-5
BRIANNE MCCASLIN 2-3 (2B, 3B)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
by Gail Jarrow
Most people know the basic history of the Black Plague: that it probably started in Constantinople in the year 542, and quickly spread through Europe and the Middle East and killed somewhere between a third and half of the population.
What most people may not know is that cases of bubonic plague still occur in modern times -- and that there have been several outbreaks on the west coast of the United States.
Centered first on the Chinese district of San Francisco (1900-1904), plague bacteria -- mostly carried by fleas on rats, but also on ground squirrels, domestic cats, and even humans -- have gradually spread out on the North American continent.
Plague outbreaks were documented in New Orleans (1914), Los Angeles (1924), and even in Seattle (1907). There were fifteen confirmed cases reported in the United States last year!
Is there cause for concern? Are there steps you can take to avoid becoming part of a Monty Python sketch?
Read this book, and you'll know what to do.
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
Morgan will cover “Orphan Trains from New York.”
Orphan Trains were the solution the big eastern cities came up with to solve the problem of large numbers of orphans, including children whose parents were sent to the workhouses. They simply packed all the children on a train going west.
The train stopped at towns along the way and people came and picked out children to take. Some children went to loving homes. Some were separated from siblings and sent to a live of slavery.
Guests are welcome.
A free Beginning Genealogy class will be held the first Saturday of the month, May 6, from 10-11am at Sno-Isle Genealogical Research library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood.
For more information on either program, call 425-775-6267 on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday between the hours of 11am and 3pm.
|Aerial view of Horizon View Park and reservoir|
Seattle Public Utilities is beginning the process to replace the floating cover on the 60-million gallon Lake Forest Park Reservoir in Horizon View Park.
Installed in 2001, the cover is near the end of its life.
SPU and City of Lake Forest Park staff met to discuss the project, including cover options and drainage needs, Lake Forest Park’s interests at the site, and coordination.
SPU is focusing its evaluation on replacing the existing floating cover with another floating cover or an aluminum cover.
Lake Forest Park staff expressed interest in partnering in some way to help meet other City objectives, including the possibility for more public use of the areas to the north and east of the reservoir itself, more area and greenspace for the perimeter path currently in right-of-way and possible use of solar panels.
Staff also inquired whether a buried reservoir with possible top use was under consideration. SPU is putting together a planning level cost estimate for a buried reservoir as part of the evaluation, but does not see it as a viable option due to a $70-90 million premium over the existing cover replacement options being considered.
Additional meetings will be held as the project unfolds. Construction is planned for 2020.
--City Administrator's report to Council, Lake Forest Park
Michael Anton Koski, a witty and adventurous Washingtonian, passed away on April 2, 2017. He was the youngest son of William and Nancy Koski, brother to Allan Koski, and awesome uncle to Kalan and Kaiya Koski.
Michael was strong, unpretentious, and incredibly artistic. He worked as a union electrician, with an affinity for his boots, Carhartts, and beanies. Michael was a talented artist, and he had an enduring love for music, tattoos, the Seahawks, and art.
He enjoyed the company of close friends and family, and was loved by many. Michael had the gift of giving people a reason to laugh in almost any situation, and giving a shoulder to cry on when people needed it the most.
Michael grew up in the Shoreline neighborhood and was a graduate of Shorewood High School. He was active in helping peers battle drug addiction during the recovery process.
Michael is survived by a very large extended family: the Schmidt family, the Neigum family, and the Koski family.
There will be a gathering of friends and family to celebrate Michael’s life on Saturday, April 29 from 1pm to 4pm at the Shoreline Center, Shoreline Room (north end) 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bullseye Dog Rescue or American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
To the Editor
I have lived in the greater Seattle area for 22 years (and in Shoreline for the past 9 years), and I love our state. Washington to me represents beauty, innovation through education, and hope for a better world because of our values.
|Shoreline based Northwest Junior Pipe Band|
Treat yourself to the dramatic music of the highland bagpipes and drums and the traditional rhythms and melodies of Scottish fiddlers. The evening will showcase the very best young Celtic musicians in the Pacific Northwest.
Join the champion Northwest Junior Pipe Band along with the award-winning Shelton Highland dancers, Irish dancers and Scottish fiddlers as they take you on a highland journey of Scottish and Irish music and dance.
Kick off your evening with our premier whisky tasting pre-event, including Glenfiddich and The Balvenie, led by The Whisky Guy. VIP tickets include the best seats in the house (preferred seating balcony AA / BB) and specially paired hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds benefit NWJPB. Reserve early, seating is limited. What a great way to start your evening!
Visit the ECA Box Office for your tickets, now! Or call 425-275-9595 for assistance.
Check out the band at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow in 2015.
Who is the Northwest Junior Pipe Band?
The Northwest Junior Pipe Band (NWJPB), based in Shoreline, is the only youth pipe band in Washington State and is well known throughout the Pacific Northwest. The band is comprised of pipers and drummers aged 8-18.
NWJPB is proud to be the 2015 and 2016 BCPA Grand Aggregate winner, Washington State Champions and the US West Coast Drum Corps Champions.
NWJPB is dedicated to preserving Scottish musical heritage and developing young musicians. The band operates its own Pipe Band School offering beginning instruction for pipes and drums for youth ages six and up. Along with competing and performing, band members learn the true meaning of dedication, teamwork, responsibility, and serving their community.
Northwest Junior Pipe Band is one of those rare groups that provides enriching, and fun experiences for youth, as well as something highly prized by our kids – a strong social network supporting one another through life-long friendships!
Shoreline and Edmonds based NWJPB plays a variety of venues (private and public), including parades, Veteran’s and Memorial Day events, Northwest Folklife, competitions all across the Northwest, British Columbia and abroad, weddings and funerals, and coming up, their own concert held at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.
If you are interested in learning more about the band, or want to support the NWJPB program, join the band at their annual fundraising concert, or stop by the Calvin Presbyterian Church in Shoreline on any Thursday evening, where the band practices from 6:30-8:30. Just listen for them - you’re sure to find them! NWJPB, Growing Pipers and Drummers in the Northwest since 1995!
NWJPB is a registered 503(c) Non-Profit, all proceeds go to outfitting the band, travel expenses, and teaching.
We pride ourselves on welcoming all newcomers! Beginners are welcome!
Northwest Junior Pipe Band NWJPB
The Global Affairs Center has two events Thursday. A speaker in the morning and Great Discussions continues in the evening.
In the morning...
Loretta Fisher (Shoreline, ’07)
Graduate Student, UW, Environmental Science and Resource Management
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 11:30-12:20
Loretta’s educational journey took her from economics to Asian languages, from criminal justice reform to ecological restoration. She shares her personal experience from growing up in rural Colorado trailer parks to doing serious scientific research as a graduate student, and along the way discovering an avocation that, in her own words ”has enabled me to adapt my educational track over time to find my own unique path.”
16101 Greenwood Ave N, Room 1503 (campus map)
There is a small fee for parking on campus during the daytime.
That same evening the conversation continues . . .
“Conflict in the South China Sea”
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:30- 8:30pm
Guest Moderator: Bill Center, Vice Admiral (retired) U.S. Navy
The South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims, and China its most vocal claimant. Despite rising international pressure, including an unfavorable ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, China staunchly defends its policies in the region. Preventing tensions from boiling over is a matter of careful diplomacy.
16101 Greenwood Ave N, Room 1010 (campus map)
Parking is FREE on campus in the evening.
Attendance is limited and there is an entrance fee of $5 payable at the door.
For more information go to the GAC website, or contact Larry Fuell or Jonathan Peebles
For details on more upcoming events -- including a conversation with students from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and another conversation with a group of veterans who served in the U.S. military in Vietnam – go to the GAC events calendar.
Varsity Girls Tennis Wesco South
4-25-17 at Shorewood
Shorewood 5 - Shorecrest 2
Shorewood T-Birds led by Senior captains Meredith Rand and Marin Counter defeated Shorecrest Scots 5-2 to avenge a 3-4 loss at Shorecrest the day before on Monday April 24th.
T-Bird Sasha Gaeth won her 11th eleventh straight set match to remain undefeated.
In a very long and hard-fought match Bretta Petersen defeated her Scot opponent in three sets 3-6, 7-5, 6-4.
Also winning for the Thunderbirds were Nicole Nelson in singles and doubles teams Marin Counter / Emily McDowell and Anna Soper / Summer Cornell.
Meadowdale will host Shorewood on Wednesday the 26th with matches starting at 3:30pm.
1. Sasha Gaeth SW def. Anna Burke SC 6-0, 6-0
2. Bretta Petersen SW def. Sophie Ivens SC 3-6, 7-5, 6-4
3. Elizabeth Parsek SC def. Michelle Yang SW 6-2, 6-2
4. Nicole Nelson SW def. Kim Tran SC 6-1, 6-2
1.Bella Saunders / Tessa Farnham SC def. Maddie Bong / Meredith Rand SW 7-6 (7-3), 7-5
2. Emily McDowell / Marin Counetr SW def. Julie Moss / Kate Wiper SC 6-2, 6-4
3. Anna Soper / Summer Cornell SW def. Sydney Leek / Coco Hart SC 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
--Coach Arnie Moreno
4/24/17 Kellogg MS Courts
Shorecrest 4 - Shorewood 3
Shorecrest overall record 7-2
Shorecrest players and scores are listed first
1. Anna Burke Gr 10 v Sasha Gaeth Gr 10 0-6, 0-6 L
2. Elizabeth Parsek Gr 12 v Bretta Petersen Gr 10 3-6, 4-6 L
3. Bella Saunders Gr 10 v Violet Murphy Gr 10 6-1, 6-0 W
4. Tessa Farnam Gr 12 v Brenna Day Gr 11 6-0, 6-0 W
1. Julie Moss Gr 12 v Meredith Rand Gr 12
Kate Wiper Gr 12 v Emily McDowell Gr 10 5-7, 6-3, 3-6 L
2. Sydney Leek Gr 11 v Michelle Yang Gr 11
Coco Hart Gr 11 v Nicole Nelson Gr 11 6-4, 6-3 W
3. Kim Tran Gr 10 v Summer Cornell Gr 11
Nastay Kot Gr 11 v Samantha Rand Gr 9 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 W
Coach Robert Mann
Obituaries are condensed biographies of people's lives, written by the people who loved them. Like a memorial service, they tell us things we may not have known about the person, and may leave us wishing we had known them better.
Obituaries from The Seattle Times
|Kayu Kayu Ac Park|
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
- Election of Chair and Vice-Chair (Action)
- Annual Reports by Community Partners
- Shoreline Historical Museum
- Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
- Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
- Ronald Bog Park Wetlands Proposal (Action)
- Synthetic Turf Infill Material (Action)
- Draft PROS Plan Distribution
Link to the Community Calendar for the full agenda and packet materials
Comment on Agenda Items
|Richmond Beach Library in Shoreline|
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
When the King County Library System (KCLS) Board of Trustees was established in 1943, state law required that five members serve on the Board. The adopted bill adds two members increasing the membership to seven, the first increase in board membership in seven decades.
KCLS has 49 libraries that serve 1.4 million residents in nearly every part of King County outside of Seattle including the city of Bellevue, suburban residents in Shoreline, and rural residents in the Snoqualmie Valley. The legislation would adjust the board to better represent the growing population.
According to state law board members shall be residents of either those cities or towns that, through annexation, have become part of the rural county library district or unincorporated areas of the county, and that represent the geographic diversity of the library district. Members are appointed by the county executive and confirmed by the county legislative authority.
|Photo courtesy City of Lake Forest Park|
Picture on the right is a new pathway that Public Works team members designed and built for access to a McAleer Creek overlook area in Pfingst Animal Acres Park. --from City Administrator's report
Highlights of agenda
Resolution 1615/Authorizing Mayor to Sign Amendment No. 1, Amending the Scope for the Agreement for Consultant Services with Urban Forestry Services, Inc., for Arborist Services
Confirmation of Tree Board Members
Ordinances and Resolutions
1. Resolution 1616/Authorizing Mayor to Sign Contract for Consultant Services with Fehr & Peers for the Safe Highways Study
2. Resolution 1617/Authorizing Mayor to Sign Interlocal Agreement with King County for Regional Animal Control Services for 2018 – 2022
Council Action or Discussion
1. Review Information Regarding Tree Board’s Baseline Responsibilities and Key Activities for Next Two Years / Tree Board Work Plan
2. Authorization to Seek Consultants for Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails (PROS-T) Plan Development
3. Municipal Court Review – Response to Council Questions Discussion
4. One Center City
Friday, May 5, 2017 Council Retreat, Leavenworth 9 am
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Council Work Session Meeting 6 pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Council Regular Business Meeting 7 pm
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Council Budget & Finance Committee Meeting 6 pm
Monday, May 22, 2017 Council Communications Committee Meeting 4:30 pm
Monday, May 22, 2017 Council Committee of the Whole Meeting 6:00 pm
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Council Regular Business Meeting 7 pm
Lake Forest Park Garden Club annual Plant Sale, Saturday April 29th from 9am to 2pm.
Upper level Lake Forest Park Elementary school, 37th Ave NE and Ballinger Way NE.
The plants are all grown from LFP Garden Club members and are proven to do well in the area.
The prices are very low and there will be lots of variety.
This year we have very cute clogs and boots planted with succulent plants...
Birdbaths made with Mount St. Helen's ash...
Beautiful concrete leaves...
It is just in time to buy something for a Mother's Day gift!
Be there at 9am to get the best selection.
|Photo by Wayne Pridemore|
But there are kids about to graduate whose families can't really afford the cost.
Shorewood High School would love to regift your caps and gowns.
They are especially in need of these sizes:
but will happily accept all sizes.
Drop them off at either the main office or the counseling office at Shorewood High School during school hours 7am to 3:30pm.
Monday, June 12, 7pm on the main stage, Third Place Commons at Lake Forest Park Town Center, intersection Bothell and Ballinger Way.
Tickets and books are available Tuesday, April 25th. Each copy of Beartown purchased includes two tickets. Tickets are required for entry and seating is first come first served. You can buy the book in person, call the main store line at 206-366-3333, or purchase online - just put your title in the search box or use the 'advanced search'.
A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, Beartown is slowly losing ground to the ever-encroaching trees. But down by the lake stands an old ice rink, built generations ago by the working men who founded this town. And in that ice rink is the reason people in Beartown believe tomorrow will be better than today.
Beartown explores the hopes that bring a small community together, the secrets that tear it apart, and the courage it takes for an individual to go against the grain. In this story of a small forest town, Fredrik Backman has found the entire world.
“Lest readers think hockey is the star here, it’s Backman’s rich characters that steal the show, and his deft handling of tragedy and its effects on an insular town. While the story is dark at times, love, sacrifice, and the bonds of friendship and family shine through ultimately offering hope and even redemption.” —Publishers Weekly
About the author
Fredrik Backman is the author of the novels A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here, as well as a novella, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer. His books are being published around the world in more than thirty-five languages. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.
Monday, April 24, 2017
|Photo by Wayne Pridemore|
RoozenGaarde: 15867 Beaver Marsh Rd. Mount Vernon, WA 98273
RoozenGaarde (www.Tulips.com) is a division of Washington Bulb Company Inc., the largest flower bulb grower in North America with more than 1000 acres of tulip, daffodil, and iris fields located in the Skagit Valley. In addition to the vast fields of flowers, we also grow tulips and lilies year round in our 15 acres of greenhouses.
The company is owned by the Roozen family – tulip and bulb growers in Holland and the United States since the early 1700’s. RoozenGaarde has a beautiful 5 acre display garden (and gift shop) that is planted with over ¼ million bulbs and features an authentic Dutch Windmill!
Each year we completely redesign and replant the display garden to provide for brand new floral sights and splendidly colorful scenes spring after spring.
Third Place Books Managing Partner Robert Sindelar makes an appearance at the author event on Tuesday, 7pm at Third Place Books on the upper level, Town Center, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way in Lake Forest Park.
Sindelar will be in conversation with author Laird Hunt about Hunt's book The Evening Road.
The next evening, author Rebekah Denn will be talking to MOHAI Executive Director, Leonard Garfield. On Thursday, Jean Korelitz presents her new novel, set on a college campus.
in conversation with Managing Partner Robert Sindelar
The Evening Road (Little Brown)
Tuesday, April 25th at 7pm
The Evening Road is the story of two remarkable women on the move through an America riven by fear and hatred, and eager to flee the secrets they have left behind.
“Hunt brings to mind Flannery O’Connor’s grotesques and Barry Hannah’s bracingly inventive prose and cranks. He is strange, challenging, and a joy to read.” - Kirkus
Edible City : A Delicious Journey
in partnership with MOHAI
Wednesday, April 26 at 7pm
Edible City: A Delicious Journey serves up the story of how people eat in Seattle, and how urban palates have developed over the years. Join two time James Beard Award winner and exhibit curator, Rebekah Denn in conversation with MOHAI Executive Director, Leonard Garfield.
The Devil and Webster (Grand Central)
Friday, April 28th at 6:30pm
From the New York Times bestselling author of You Should Have Known and Admission, a twisty new novel about a college president, a baffling student protest, and some of the most hot-button issues on today's college campuses.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
|Shorewood pitcher Will Smith|
Photo by Wayne Pridemore
With an April 12 loss to the Shorewood Thunderbirds officially erased from the records books, the Mountlake Terrace Hawks were given a second chance to pick up a win over the T-Birds at Meridian Park Field in Shoreline, but Saturday’s result ended up no different for the two teams than the game played earlier in the month.
Shorewood’s Will Smith held the Hawks to just one run on three hits, striking out seven and walking just two to lead the T-Birds to a 6-1 victory on Saturday.
The game was a replay of the April 12 game that was protested by Terrace Coach Andrew Watters after umpires mistakenly called a balk on Hawk pitcher Jesse Martineau. The protest was upheld by Wesco League officials, who ordered the game be replayed starting from the point of the erroneous balk call with one out in the bottom of the first inning.
The April 12 game had ended with Shorewood a 4-0 victor.
Prep Baseball: Mountlake Terrace at Shorewood, April 22
Terrace 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 — 1 3 2
Shorewood 2 0 0 1 0 3 x — 6 10 0
Winning pitcher: Will Smith (Shorewood)
Losing pitcher: Jesse Martineau (Mountlake Terrace)
Records: Mountlake Terrace 8-6 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 9-8 overall; Shorewood 9-2 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 11-4 overall
–By Doug Petrowski
|Shoreline Veterans' Memorial|
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
|Echo Lake Neighborhood Honors Veterans|
For questions or to order your brick, contact Dwight Stevens, 206-546-2894
|Pirak Chiropractic is on the second floor|
at 406 Main Street in Edmonds
|Patient care room|
Dr. Pirak has created an environment that is truly conducive to his patient’s needs.
“By taking a step back, and realizing that I don’t need all the trappings of a ‘successful’ practice, (receptionist, X-ray machine, etc.) I can do something different,” states Dr. Pirak.
He continued, “I want to get to the root of the problem, because pain isn’t always just about the physical. And by keeping my practice small, I can afford to see fewer patients, and therefore spend more time with them.”
He is also focusing his efforts on the LGBT communities of Edmonds and Greater Seattle. You don’t have to be an LGBT person to be seen at Pirak Chiropractic, but your compassion is expected, as his office is a designated safe space.
“You have to share a lot of sensitive information with your doctor, and not everyone is good at keeping their opinions to themselves. No one needs to face that kind of judgement, when all they want to do is feel better.”
Learn more, and schedule your appointment online on the website
Pirak Chiropractic, 406 Main Street, Suite 115A, Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 278-9963 phone
(425) 278-9973 fax
City of Lake Forest Park Council Committee of the Whole meeting Monday, April 24, 2017, at City Hall, Lake Forest Room, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, 98155. 6pm - 8pm
Review of March Council Retreat Topics: Key Projects: ST3-Transit Center and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on SR522; Town center area overlay zoning; Culverts; Parks Open Space Trails (PROST)
Review Initial Feedback on Council Retreat Topics:
- Funding Sources for Project Planning Phase
- Master Project Plan and Schedule
- Needs Assessment for Community Development and Planning
- Sub Area Plan Scoping Outline
- PROST Scoping
8:00 p.m. Adjourn
- Thursday, April 27, 2017 Council Regular Business Meeting 7 pm
- Thursday, May 11, 2017 Council Work Session Meeting 6 pm
- Thursday, May 11, 2017 Council Regular Business Meeting 7 pm
- Thursday, May 18, 2017 Council Budget & Finance Committee Meeting 6 pm
- Monday, May 22, 2017 Council Communications Committee Meeting 4:30 pm
- Monday, May 22, 2017 Council Committee of the Whole Meeting 6:00 pm
- Thursday, May 25, 2017 Council Regular Business Meeting 7 pm
Get a freshly baked Great Harvest Cookie!
The Bloodworks mobile bus will be parked in front of the lower level entrance to the LFP Town Center on Tuesday, April 25th from 11am – 5pm (Closed for lunch between 1 – 2pm)
Blood donors can come enjoy a large freshly baked cookie from the popular Great Harvest Bread Company for donating blood.
Please consider giving this gift to those in need. Every day, every minute someone needs blood. Take a little time and make a great impact on someone’s life!
Register online for a specific appointment time, but Drop-Ins are welcome also!
|Volunteer crew from Bargain Corner Thrift Shop|
The nominees represent what is best about the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, as well as our community.
|Gloria Kawabori, left with daughter Mariko Langdon|
Advocacy and Activism
Gloria Kawabori was nominated for Advocacy and Activism. She inspires other through her upbeat attitude, sense of humor, and capacity to encourage and appreciate others. On many occasions throughout her life she has shared her story of her family’s experience in a Japanese incarceration camp. She is very active in the Senior Center’s Kupuna Hula Group.
Lifelong Learning Award
The Bargain Corner Thrift Shop Volunteers were nominated for the Outstanding Team Award. This group of volunteers takes immense pride in their contributions to the Senior Center. Due to their hard work and dedication, the shop is one of the center’s bigger fundraisers. Each volunteer contributes at least 4 hours a week and many help during special events. There is always a cheerful and positive attitude among the group. They have a zest for life, a passion for staying active and a willingness to share their wisdom.
Dwight Stevens was nominated for the Defining Inspiration Award. Dwight’s influences can be found all over the Shoreline Community. His strong sense of commitment to giving has resulted in many accomplishments in his 92 years which has made him known as “the personification of the Energizer Bunny”. He is involved in many organizations including the American Legion. He co-founded the Echo Lake Neighborhood Association and the Shoreline Veteran’s Association. Through his vision, he helped create and see built, the Shoreline Veterans Plaza. His enthusiasm and energy in the development of this project was contagious and the site was successfully dedicated in 2016. His nominator said, “Dwight totally explodes the image of an old person. His positive attitude and energy are admired by all.”
Selected items from the Shoreline police blotter, week ending April 10, 2017
Trending this week: Shoplifting, Trespasses, Drunks - sometimes all three at once.
04-01 Multiple vehicle prowls at Shoreline Park - credit cards taken.
04-01 Fist fight in Safeway parking lot - participants declined to press charges.
04-02 Tenant at Whitman Plaza tore up the crawl space and roof access looking for the people who were whispering in his ear. Behavioral unit talked to him and suggested resources. He was worse the next day and taken to Northwest Hospital for evaluation.
04-02 Drunk causing a scene at business in 147xx block of Aurora.
04-02 Damage at Prince of Peace church to tree, window, and wood trim.
04-03 Residential burglary from estranged spouse violating protection order.
04-03 Resident with Alzheimer's and dementia on 3rd NW threatened to shoot his neighbor.
04-04 Two different suicide attempts.
04-04 Graffiti at Richmond Highlands park restroom.
04-04 Burglary 197xx Forest Park Dr.
04-05 Burglar 200xx NE 195th Pl.
04-05 Rocks thrown through back bedroom window at 182xx 10th NE.
04-06 2:30am vehicle driving southbound in northbound lanes of Aurora without lights. DUI.
04-06 Aurora Safeway burglarized during night shift.
04-06 185th Midvale storage lockers had padlocks cut and units burglarized.
04-06 Someone signed for the missing packages delivered by UPS, but resident was at work.
04-06 Skimming devices found at Ridgecrest 7-11.
04-06 Car window smashed and backpack stolen from vehicle parked at Marshall's.
04-06 Residential burglary 177xx 22nd Ave NE.
04-07 Graffiti at Richmond Beach Community Park
04-07 Residential burglary 158xx 14th Ave NE.
04-07 Shoes stolen from front porch on 27th NE.
04-07 Residential burglaries at house under construction 5xx NW 205th, and 15xx NE 147th.
04-07 Large juvenile party with alcohol at 8xx NE 195th.
04-08 Tags on east side of pedestrian bridge at 195th. More tags on sound wall by North City Park.
04-08 Multiple cars prowled 202xx 8th NE.
04-08 Occupied stolen vehicle recovered on Aurora. Driver in possession of drugs. Booked KC jail.
04-09 Thief jumped counter at Walgreen's 175th Pharmacy and stole codeine.
04-09 Vehicle stolen overnight from apartment parking lot 22xx NE 197th Pl.
|Photo by Wayne Pridemore|
It was Wayne Pridemore's turn to visit the Skagit Valley.
He says, "Roozen Gaarde was the place to be Friday morning. 900 acres of tulips and daffodils in the beautiful Skagit Valley.
"The sun was out and so were the photographers."
The purple tulips are now in full bloom.
|Photo by Steven H. Robinson|
City of Shoreline Public Art Collection
Shoreline City Hall 17500 Midvale Ave N
OPUS Northwest LLC design-build 1% construction funds 2009
Limelight Linda Beaumont, artist. Paint on aluminum
Beaumont's artwork on the prominent north-facing façade, serves as a backdrop for the outdoor, multi-purpose amphitheater and green space. Her work, entitled Limelight, draws on her memories growing up near Shoreline when the native dogwoods (Cornus Nuttallii) were so prolific.
Limelight is a four-story mural painted directly onto the aluminum metal panels of the building façade using special paint that adheres well to this specific surface and has an extremely hard finish, keeping maintenance to a minimum.
The title of the mural was inspired by the light that glows when the pale yellow blossoms open during the spring bloom. While the dogwood mural will create a spring-like atmosphere year-round, the courtyard will become an especially inviting space when the dogwood trees adjacent to the mural are in bloom.
--Text courtesy City of Shoreline
|Bullitt Center, the greenest office building|
in the world
Shoreline’s Deep Green Incentive Program is similar to Seattle’s Living Building Challenge Pilot Program, which allowed for construction of the Bullitt Center, the greenest office building in the world.
Deep green and Living Buildings require a fundamentally different approach to design, permitting, construction, and operations that necessitate flexibility in current codes and regulatory processes to support their development.
The City of Shoreline has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% below 2007 levels by 2030, and 80% by 2050. According to Shoreline’s most recent greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, about half of the community’s GHGs emissions come from the transportation sector, and the other half from the building sector. Adoption of DGIP will help implement Shoreline’s climate action goals and reach emission reduction targets.
The Deep Green Incentive Program will apply to all zones and building types; however, the City Council reduced some of the available incentives in single-family zoning, including removing the potential to request additional height or density or reduce required parking in R-4 and R-6 zones.
Built Green is an environmentally-friendly, residential building certification program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, developed in partnership with both counties and other agencies in Washington state.
These systems and the certification framework demystify green building, showcase a variety of sustainable strategies, and provide a flexible path for builders to certify their projects.
Resource-efficient Built Green homes are crafted to exceed building codes and provide homeowners and renters with years of healthy, quality living while promoting sustainable communities and protecting the environment.
Residents always fear the worst when they hear a helicopter buzzing in circles over their homes.
But in the case of the helicopter over the Hillwood neighborhood on Wednesday night, it was simply chance that Guardian-1 was in the vicinity when Shoreline Police were in the middle of an action.
A Shoreline police unit had executed a narcotics search warrant earlier in the day on Wednesday, in the 100 block of NW 200th Street. At about 7:25pm one of the suspects came home and the police were called.
The suspect fled on foot. Guardian-1 was already in the air and just happened to be in the area, so they assisted with the search, which was unsuccessful.
It’s likely the suspect left in a vehicle. The suspects are known to police, it's a non-violent crime, and police expect to make contact.
|Geralyn Shreve, her son Gary and daughter-in-law LaVeta|
at the Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida
By Mary Jo Heller
Geralyn Shreve, longtime Seahawks fan, has had season tickets since 1975.
A retired Shoreline Schools teacher, she was surprised at halftime of the Seahawks’ matchup against Los Angeles this year.
|Geralyn and her son Gary at the Pro Bowl|
The announcer then surprised her by saying, “ That’s a good choice. And you’re a good choice to go too.”
|Geralyn, LaVeta, and Gary pose with her 12 flag|
and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
|Geralyn and Seahawk's mascot Blitz|
in the airport
You can read more about her experience on the Seahawks page.