Photo: Autumn Crown of Color in Paramount Park

Monday, September 26, 2016

Photo by Janet Way

The crown of the tree appears to be glowing in the sunshine. It looks like it hasn't quite made up its mind whether it is summer or autumn.


America’s Diplomats – Film and Discussion Thursday at Shoreline Community College

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Shoreline Community College's Global Affairs Center presents:

America’s Diplomats – Film and Discussion
September 29, 2016; 6:30 -- 8:30 pm
Shoreline Community College, Room 9298 (map)
16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133

U.S. Ambassador Roger Meece (retired)
Paul W. Neville, International Affairs Director, City of Seattle
(active U.S. Foreign Service Officer)

Kate Kuo, Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
(former employee of U.S. Agency for International Development)

AJ Rei-Perrine, Senior Consultant at Loft9 Consulting
(former U.S. FSO)

A 54 minute documentary film focusing on the challenges and dangers that Foreign Service Officers face, as well as on less visible consular and commercial duties they perform.

Afterwards a top-rate panel of experienced diplomats and international specialists will discuss the film, including topics not addressed, and take your questions.

NOTE that this event begins at 6:30pm, in order to accommodate viewing the film and having a good discussion.


Haunted Trails at Bastyr University in Kenmore

Dates for Bastyr University's 2016 Haunted Trails are October 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd!

Haunting begins at 7 pm and tickets are only $20.
Trick or Treat for tots starts at 5 pm and is $5 (and doesn't include the scary stuff).

Bastyr University is located in Kenmore at the top of the hill on 14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore 98028 in property adjacent to St. Edwards Park.


Register now for Ask the (Medical) Expert Oct 6 at Aegis of Shoreline

Pinky Agarwal, MD
Ask the Expert, Thursday, October 6, 2016, 10 - 11am, at Aegis of Shoreline, 14900 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

NorthWest Parkinson's Foundation (NWPF) presents a new education series: Ask the Expert.

Ask the Expert is an open-ended Q/A series during which YOU will have the opportunity to ask questions of medical and healthcare professionals. 

This month's expert: Pinky Agarwal, MD

There are two ways to Ask the Expert:
  1. Come to Aegis of Shoreline (registration)
  2. Watch online (sign in)

Please register before the event. This October 6 program is offered at no cost thanks to our sponsor, Aegis of Shoreline, and the generosity of our donors.


Democrat Kagi, Republican Schirle give views on money for schools

By Evan Smith

Incumbent Democratic 32nd District State Rep. Ruth Kagi and Republican challenger David Schirle recently shared far different views on what the legislature should do to meet the State Supreme Court’s order to provide full support for basic education. Both have sent responses to a question about how the legislature should pay for public schools.

Kagi and Schirle will meet on the November ballot to represent the 32nd District, which includes the city of Shoreline and part of northwest Seattle, Woodway and nearby unincorporated areas, south Edmonds, the city of Lynnwood, part of Mountlake Terrace.

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

Ruth Kagi
Ruth Kagi (Prefers Democratic Party)—

Although the Legislature has increased funding to K-12 schools by $2.8 billion in the past three years, the challenge faced by the next legislature is to fund teacher compensation and local levies -- without decimating other important services. Cutting our early learning, mental health, child welfare and other supports for children and families to fund education would be self-defeating.

There are many possible approaches to addressing the funding problem. Levy reform, which would distribute funding more equitably to districts across urban and rural areas, is part of the solution but must be combined with new revenue to assure urban districts are not damaged.

Several revenue options to fund our schools passed the House previously, raising over a billion dollars by closing tax exemptions (including the water-bottle and out-of-state sales-tax exemptions), extending the B and O tax surcharge, and closing some business tax exemptions. I also support a capital gains tax on the top 5 percent of our wealthiest residents to fund education. Washington has the most regressive tax system in the country, and is one of seven states without a capital gains tax.

All sides must be willing to compromise to reach a solution that fully funds education.

David D. Schirle
David D. Schirle (Prefers Republican Party)--

The State is supposed to fund education. The legislature already is funding education. The Supreme Court has decided that they did not spend enough money. Does anyone else see what’s wrong with that picture? Can the Court legally do this? Should the court do this? NO!

The question being asked is what would I do about funding education. Well we are funding education already. But our Supreme Court has decided that the State Legislature has not met its obligations. The answer seems simple enough. The court does not fund anything. Nor can it decide if something is being funded properly. Not too much or too little. They do not have the authority. They should not have the authority. This is why we have the legislature: To pass Laws and to fund those laws. In this matter the legislature should basically ignore the court.

Do we need to spend more on education? Of course the answer will always be YES. But we are limited. There is only so much money. I think there is much wrong with how we are educating. But money alone will not fix those problems. There must be a shift in how we solve the problem first.

Evan Smith can be reached at


Grand Opening of the Everett Clinic in Shoreline

Photos by Steven H. Robinson

The Everett Clinic celebrated the grand opening of its Shoreline Clinic on Saturday, September 24, 2016 with an open house and tours of the facility.

Patient care begins on Monday, September 29.

Everett Clinic
Photo courtesy Everett Clinic

Located at 1201 N 175th St, the Everett Clinic is 40,000 square feet, with primary care, walk-in clinic, lab and x-ray services, vision center and care from several medical specialty providers.

“We’re extending our family of primary care and specialty care providers into the Shoreline community to serve patients’ needs and provide excellent patient care,” said Cindy Bowers, medical director of The Everett Clinic Shoreline, an urgent care physician and member of The Everett Clinic’s Clinical Leadership Board.

Medical receptionists are ready to check in patients.

The City of Shoreline, Trader Joe’s, Mud Bay, One Cup Coffee, King County Library2Go and Dale Turner Family YMCA helped welcome the Clinic to the neighborhood.

Activities and info booths marked the day

Family-friendly activities including music, games, face-painting and a photo booth were provided along with free refreshments such as popcorn and sno-cones.

“We are excited to welcome The Everett Clinic to Shoreline,” said City of Shoreline Mayor Chris Roberts. “Not only will it provide excellent and convenient healthcare to Shoreline residents close to home, but it will also bring close to 200 jobs to our community.”

Spacious interior

In addition to family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics providers, the Shoreline Clinic will have specialists in behavioral health, allergy and asthma, dermatology, OB/GYN, occupational medicine, optometry, pulmonary and sleep medicine, podiatry and physical therapy.

The clinic will be open Monday through Saturday with evening hours. Patients may call 206-401-3200 to book appointments in advance or go online for more information.

For urgent care, the walk-in clinic will be open 8am – 7:30pm weekdays and 9am – 7:30pm Saturdays and Sundays.


The Shoreline Clinic is modeled after The Everett Clinic’s Smokey Point Medical Center which opened in 2012 in Marysville and has earned honors for its patient-centered healthcare design. The construction project team includes Seattle firms Pacific Project Management, ZGF Architects and Abbott Construction. ZFG and Abbott built the award-winning Smokey Point clinic.


Cartoon by Whitney Potter

Previous cartoons by Whitney Potter can be found under Features 
in the first column of the front page of the Shoreline Area News


Citizens' Commission meeting cancelled for Sept 27

The Lake Forest Park Citizens' Commission will not be meeting this 4th Tuesday of September, to plan the ST3 Forum for next month (October).

Residents are encouraged to attend the (Special) Additional Planning Commission Meeting in Lake Forest Park, to continue working on the Tree Ordinance Update during the 6-Month Moratorium.


Seattle Wind Symphony opens season on Oct 15 at Shorecrest PAC

Seattle Wind Symphony 2015

The Seattle Wind Symphony has begun rehearsals and booked out space at both Shorewood and Shorecrest high schools for this season.

Their first concert is October 15 at 7:30pm at the Shorecrest Performing Arts Center. Tickets are available online for BanDancing.

The band plays dances from around the world with music by Shostakovich, Susato, Grainger, and more. The concert features Seattle Wind Symphony principal saxophonist Dieter Rice playing Four Pictures from New York by Molinelli.

Folk Dances........Dmitri Shostakovich
Edited by Robert Reynolds
Four Pictures from New York........Roberto Molinelli
Selections from The Danserye........Tielman Susato
Arranged by Patrick Dunnigan
Shepherd's Hey........Percy Aldridge Grainger
English Dances........Malcolm Arnold
Arranged by Maurice Johnstone
Danzón No. 2........Arturo Márquez
Transcribed by Oliver Nickel
The Footlifter........Henry Filmore
Featuring Dieter Rice, saxophone

This year, we'd like to extend a promotion to our friends in Shoreline - $2 off of individual concert tickets if your readers enter the code SHORELINE in the discount code field at checkout.

Looking ahead, they are incorporating a holiday concert into this season's program on December 10. Details will be published at a later date.


Author events at Third Place Books - murder, kid science, and parenting

Murder mystery in the Idaho mountains, making science fun for children, and tool to meet your parenting challenged - all next week at Third Place Books. Town Center, upper level, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way in Lake Forest Park.

Julie Weston
Basque Moon (Five Star)
Tuesday, September 27 at 7pm

In her second adventure, 1920s photographer Nellie Burns heads into the Idaho Mountains with her black lab, Moonshine, to take photos for a railroad's travel brochure. They tag along with a sheep rancher and his Basque herder. When they arrive at the camp, they find murder.

Lynn Brunelle
Big Science for Little People (Roost)
Thursday, September 29 at 7pm

Make your child's first forays into science fun! 52 clever and easy experiments for things that will zip, zoom, and fly, and fizz, bubble, and burst. For children ages 4 to 8.

Patty Wipfler
Listen: Five Simple Tools to Meet Your Everyday Parenting Challenges (Hand in Hand)
Saturday, October 1 at 6:30pm

Offers a new and practical understanding of children’s emotions and upset moments, and shares effective tools for easing the stress of parenting during even the most challenging interactions parents face each day.


Food trucks week Sept 26 to Oct 2 -different cuisine every day

Don Lucho's Chicharron sandwich has Lightly fried pork, lettuce,
yams, Sarza Criolla and Rocoto or Aji Amarillo sauce

Ridgecrest Public House Week Food Truck Schedule
Sept 26 -Oct 2, 2016
5 - 9pm

The Ridgecrest Public House at 5th NE and NE 165th sponsors food trucks outside their business every day of the week.

Those over 21 are welcome to bring their food inside the Pub to eat. And you can take in a movie at the Crest movie theater after you eat.

Outdoor seating is available at nearby picnic tables.

Ridgecrest Public House Food Truck Schedule 5-9pm daily:

Mon 9.26: Anchor End Pretzel Shoppe - sands on soft pretzels

Tue 9.27: Don Luchos - Peruvian flavored sands

Wed 9.28: Napkin Friends - home of the latke press sand

Thu 9.29: The Peach and The Pig - pork, chicken, mushroom sands, cooked veggies

Fri 9.30: Streetzeria - a dozen different pizzas

Sat 10.01: Chezbogz - homecooked Filipino food from a family owned and operated business

Sun 10.02: Nimmerdogs - fully loaded hot dogs

Stop inside and get a bouquet of dahlias in return for a donation to the Senior Center.


Crime in Shoreline week ending 9-19 - drive by shooting and hot dogs

Selected items from the Shoreline Police blotter week ending 9-19-2016.

Drunks picked up at Chase Bank, Woody's Tavern, park bench at 155th and Aurora, and Trader Joe's parking lot and taken to detox.

9-11  Transient eating from dumpster in Polaris apartment complex Trespassed.
9-11  Homeowner left house for limited time and burglar got in through the doggy door at 147xx 22nd Ave.
9-11  19 year old male reported that his mother threatened him on Facebook.
9-11  Homeowner out for the evening. Burglar forced door at 178xx 24th Ave NW and stole a rifle.
9-12  Person stopped for bicycle violation was in possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.
9-12  White male driving a dark Blue Scion exposed himself in front of a minor female at 76 Station on 15th NE.
9-12  Homeless man sleeping under building at Sunrise Dental on Firlands.
9-12  Male sleeping in vehicle at Brown Bear carwash was a convicted felon with a pistol and drug paraphernalia.
9-12  House broken into again at 12xx N 171st - side door kicked in.
9-12  Fireworks confiscated from three juveniles at Brugger's Bog.
9-12  Heroin addict Trespassed from Walgreen's after attempted shoplift.
9-14  Neighbor dispute - mental complaint. Man reported dispute with two neighbors after he confronted one eating a hot dog. (sorry - that's all the information provided).
9-14  Forced entry burglary through window at 23xx NE 168th.
9-14 Apple iPad stolen from unlocked apartment at Meadowbrook.
9-14  Unknown subjects fired multiple gunshots rounds at house 180xx 12th NE. Resident did not know who and declined to assist in investigation.
9-15  Disorderly subject Trespassed from Shari's after trying to pay with an empty gift card.
9-16  Woman accidentally locked out of condo with 8 month old baby inside.
9-17  Subject exposing himself inside JoAnn Fabric store.


Shoreline City Council to hammer out final rezone for 145th subarea

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Just one of the dozen and a half amendments
proposed to the Planning Commission rezone
which will be argued at City Council Monday

Shoreline City Council Meeting
Monday, September 26, 2016 – Regular Meeting 7:00pm
City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline 98133

Agenda Highlights - Link to full Agenda
  • Proclamation of Safe Shoreline Month
  • Adoption of Ordinance Nos. 750, 751, 752, and 756 – 145th Street Station Subarea Plan Package and Amendments to Development Regulations Related to Light Rail Station Subareas (145th and 185th)
Comment on Agenda items by email. Comment in person at the meeting.

The packet for the meeting contains numerous proposed zoning map amendments. Starting with page 15 you will find Potential Amendment maps A through M. Each map has the recommendation from the Planning Commission, with a second map showing proposed amendments from one or more councilmembers.

During the meeting you can expect to see adjustments to the proposals, combinations of proposals and adjustments, and potentially expansion of the proposed areas.


Solarize Shoreline workshop Tuesday Sept 27

Solarize Shoreline Workshop, Tuesday September 27, 7 – 8:30 pm
Shoreline City Hall Council Chamber, 17500 Midvale Avenue N

Have you ever thought about putting solar panels on your house or business, but weren’t sure how to proceed? 

The Solarize Shoreline campaign is here to help. 

Find information and register online for a workshop on Tuesday.


Help prevent flooding and protect Shoreline water quality - Adopt-A-Drain Program

Shoreline drain with medallion
Photo courtesy City of Shoreline

Leaves, pine needles, trash, and snow accumulate on top of storm drains, blocking rain water from entering, and sometimes causing large puddles to form in our neighborhoods.

City crews sweep streets to keep drains clear, but the City could use your help!

During the months of October through March, residents can volunteer to “adopt” a storm drain or multiple drains, and remove leaves and other debris after storm events. It’s also a great way for students to fulfill volunteer requirements.

By joining the Adopt-A-Drain Program you help:
  • Prevent localized flooding in your neighborhood.
  • Improve traffic flow and maintain pedestrian access, especially for children and the elderly.
  • Protect fish and other wildlife by keeping pollutants from entering streams, lakes, and Puget Sound.

New participants that do not have their drains already marked will have medallions installed in spring / summer.

Learn more about the program or sign-up here or call Surface Water Utility at 206-801-2450.


Photos: SW Football vs Everett 9-23-16

Shorewood's Matthew Bangsberg trips Everett's wide receiver Elijah Ross-Ruter and saves a touchdown in first quarter action.

Photos by Wayne Pridemore

Shorewood football played Everett Friday night 9-23-2016 at Shoreline Stadium. Final score Everett 28 - Shorewood 7.

T-Bird Skyler Hammer gets away a pass before getting nailed. 

Shorewood's Devin Diaz carries  the ball as Alex Tsolmon #3 and Cody Lashley #79 lead the way.

Shorewood's Jorik Thorkildsen attempts to catch a pass in the end zone before the Everett defender knocks the ball away.

T-Bird Christo Brandt carries the ball around the left end and into the secondary of the Gulls.


LFP Parks Task Force meets Wednesday

Blue Heron Park
Photo by Mary Jo Heller
Parks Task Force, Wednesday, September 28, 6:00 - 7:30pm at Lake Forest Park City Hall.

The Parks Task Force was created to prepare an operations and maintenance Level of Service study for City Parks.

The goal of the Task Force and the Level of Service study is to evaluate parks operations and maintenance at the current level and outline alternative levels of service that the Mayor and City Council can use to make policy and budget decisions.

City Hall, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155. Northeast corner of Town Center, lower level.


Calling all artistic K through 5th graders - see your art on the ferry schedule

Wet and windy day
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

WSDOT has issued a call to artists in K through 5th grade to enter a design for the cover of the next ferry sailing schedule.

They print new ferry schedules every season and distribute them across the 10 ferry terminals and 22 vessels that make up the largest ferry system in the United States. This is where those artistic kids come in.

They need a great drawing to put on the cover of the 2017 winter sailing schedule that best captures the theme of “Winter on the water.” 

If your drawing is picked, you’ll see it on the cover of our winter schedule in print and online.

Teachers - have your elementary school students enter by Friday, October 14 for their chance to be the winning design.

Art must include a ferry (or elements of one) and be in black and white.

For more on the rules, how to enter and how winners are selected click right here.


Personal voter guides available online

By Evan Smith

Voters in Shoreline, Lake Forest Park and around King County and the rest of Washington state can read personal voters’ guides for the November 8 election online.

Voters can get the online voter guides now, rather than wait until after the Secretary of State’s office mails state voters’ pamphlets by bulk mail from Olympia October 8 and King County sends local voters’ pamphlets from Renton a few days later.

While the mailed pamphlets will have information on contests from all over King County, online guides are individualized for each voter.

So instead of looking at information for 17 legislative districts in a pamphlet of many pages, a voter in Shoreline would find material only about the 32nd Legislative District along with other items on his or her ballot, while a voter in Lake Forest Park would find material about the 46th Legislative District.

Every voter can find a personalized state voters’ guide by logging in here

Then the voter enters his or her name and date of birth, being careful not to leave space before or after the first or last name.

  • Next, the voter needs to click on “Voters’ Guide.”
  • Then, by clicking on “Measures,” the voter will find material about 10 statewide measures;
  • by clicking on “Federal Candidates,” the voter will find material about the presidential candidates, U.S. Senate candidates and the 7th Congressional District candidates,
  • by clicking on “Statewide Candidates,” the voter will find information about candidates for governor and eight other statewide offices,
  • by clicking on “Legislative Candidates," the voter will find information on candidates for the two positions in the correct legislative district, and
  • by clicking on “Judicial candidates,” the voter will find material on three State Supreme Court contests one appeals court position and six King County Superior Court elections.

King County voters can find the same candidates and measures plus local ballot measures here. Each voter enters his or her name and either birth date or address before clicking on “Create my guide.”
The state elections office and King County elections office send pamphlets by bulk mail to all residential addresses.

Ballots go to registered voters by a faster form of mail Oct. 20.

Evan Smith can be reached at


Shorecrest and Shorewood take first and second in cross country event Thursday in Everett

Friday, September 23, 2016

Start of the girl's meet. The course wove 2.88 miles through the stadium
and the warning track of the AquaSox Stadium

Photos by Wayne Pridemore

Shorewood and Shorecrest teams competed in a cross country event Thursday, September 22 at Everett Memorial Stadium.

The Shorecrest girls' team won the meet with the score of 33 points. Shorewood finished second with 43, followed by Monroe 52, Everett 114, and Meadowdale with 151 points.

The start of the boys' cross country meet on Thursday at Everett. The day was perfect with the temperature in the mid 60's.

The Shorecrest boys team won the meet with a score of 43 points, followed by Shorewood 49, Everett 63, Meadowdale 98, and Monroe with 100.


Notice of Public Hearing: Northshore Fire

Notice of Public Hearing
Northshore Fire Department
King County Fire Protection District No.16

TO: All residents and owners of personal property and improvements to real property located within the geographical boundaries of King County Fire Protection District No. 16 (City of Lake Forest Park, and the City of Kenmore);

NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of King County Fire Protection District No. 16 will hold a public hearing at the date, time and place specified below to:
  1. Review the proposed 2017 budget and revenue sources including revenue from property taxes and possible increases in property tax revenues, if any, as required by RCW 84.55.120; and
  2. Review and establish the Fire District’s benefit charges to be imposed in Year 2017 for the support of its legally authorized activities, which will maintain or improve the services afforded in the District, as provided in RCW 52.18.060.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

5:30 pm

Headquarters Station 51
7220 NE 181st Street
Kenmore, Washington 98028

DATED this 20th day of September 2016.
            CAROLYN ARMANINI ,
            Vice Chair
            Board of Commissioners
            KCFPD No. 16


Haunted Nightmare at the Nile

The purveyors of panic at Haunted Nightmare return to the Nile Golf Course this Halloween season with a nightmarish haunted house experience you'll be dying to wake up from. The 11-night event exists as a partnership with the Nile Shriners who look to Haunted Nightmare's many skilled volunteer makeup artists, set designers and actors to drive their largest annual fundraiser - Haunted Nightmare at the Nile.

Think you have what it takes to make it through the haunted attraction in one piece? Those lucky enough to do so will enjoy sharing their tales of survival in the Food and Fear Garden. Exclusive Haunted Nightmare merchandise and photo-ops will be available as well as sweets, beverages, food trucks and vendors with plenty of Halloween and cosplay items. Simply dying to catch your breath over a beer? For those 21 and over, you'll be covered there as well.

TICKETS: General Admission tickets are $18 at the door or $15 online. In a hurry? R.I.P. Fast Pass tickets will be available at the door for $25. R.I.P. tickets are unavailable online so as to allow guests to view the line first. Simply buy a General Admission ticket online, then consider upgrading at the box office. Additional group discounts are also available and must be purchased online (see website for details).

WHERE: This popular haunted attraction takes place on the picnic grounds at the Nile Shrine Golf Club. It is conveniently located adjacent to the west side of I-5 at Exit 177 in Mountlake Terrace, entrance on 244 SW / NE 205th / SR 104.

WHEN: The season's first victims arrive October 7th with the body count increasing October 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, and 30 (closed Halloween). Witching hours are 7 pm to 11 pm on Friday and Saturdays and until 10 pm on ghoul nights. On busier nights, darkness will fall upon the box office a half hour prior to closing.


Kiwanis dinner meeting

Visitors are welcome to attend a dinner meeting of the North Central Seattle Kiwanis club, a club that represents all of north Seattle in serving the needs of kids.

The club provides an annual free summer camp, Camp Casey on Whidbey Island, for up to 90 kids with physical disabilities.

They also help with Project Cool in providing backpacks loaded with school supplies to homeless kids and have other service projects as well.

Thursday September 29, 6:30-8pm. Dinner at 6:30pm
Program begins at 7pm
PROVAIL - 12550 Aurora Ave N. Seattle WA 98133
Ample free parking behind the PROVAIL building.

RSVP to Barb Williams to help with meal planning. Dinner will be provided for $12.00 but first time visitors eat free.

Guest program speaker will be Tuney Kannapell, Assistant Head of School at The Northwest School.

Tuney, a Camp Casey supporter, will explain her role at The Northwest School, connecting mission of the school with defining community, training and even student discipline methods. There will be time to discuss similarities with our club goals and challenges with our missions of providing camp and working with youth.

We will also announce the three Camp Casey counselors who are this year’s scholarship recipients!


Casting director looking for family to feature in new TV series

You could be on TV - but the casting director has very specific requirements:

You and your family, which includes a child between 10 and 16, are moving into and renovating your childhood home in Shoreline. Your parents are moving out and looking to downsize or move into a retirement community.

Leftfield Entertainment is a full-scale television production company that creates a number of programs for various cable networks, such as The History Channel, and Discovery – including the new "Tiny House Nation" and international smash hit, "Pawn Stars."

We are currently working with a major cable network on a NEW home transformation series about families across the nation who are about to move back into the homes they grew up in. 
Each episode will follow outgoing families moving back into their childhood homes and then renovating them to their liking. 
At the same time, we’ll follow their parents as they move out of their old home and hunt for a new perfect home to start the next chapter of their lives in, whether that's downsizing or moving into a retirement community of some sort.  We are looking for families that have stories similar to this and would be interested in having their renovation done on our show!
For more information contact


Continuing Education at SCC: Financial Security

Continuing Education at Shoreline Community College offers a wealth of classes and workshops open to the community.

For more information about the courses and registration information, contact Ron Carnell 206-533-6706.

Shoreline Community College is at 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133


Get Rich, Stay Rich!

Make money your friend and servant. This workshop is a step-by-step guide to bettering your life and your circumstances:

A money makeover! Wealth is within your grasp. Participants will leave with increased confidence and wealth awareness, a game plan, a treasure map, and step-by-step guidance, which has helped many become wealthy.

6:00-8:30pm Tuesdays
Start date: 10/25/16 - End date: 11/15/16
Building 1400, Room 1402
Instructor: Huff, A. - P-SKL 106 - Item 6925

Success! Buy and Sell on the Internet

Learn how to create eBay, Amazon, and other seller accounts, create successful listings, load pictures, and accept credit card payment with PayPal. the course covers selling tips, tricks and traps, market analyses, and best ways to determine shipping costs. Also, discover where to get free shipping supplies, how to print shipping labels from your home computer, and get free home pickup. Please have at least a year experience navigating the web and a functional home operating system. A home printer/scanner is an added advantage, but not necessary. Lecture only.

6:00-900pm Wednesdays
Start date: 11/9/16 - End date: 11/16/16
Building 1300, Room 1305
Instructor: Ikuseghan, J - P-BUS 101 - Item 6916

You're in Charge: PODs, Blogs, and eBooks

Published? You? You bet!

Learn about digital publishing (blogs, PODs, and eBooks). Digital tips help students spend little, earn well.

Goals/Objectives: At the end of the workshop the student will:
  • Recognize several current ways to publish work: PODs, blogs, e-books, and e-zines.
  • Have the necessary links and e-addresses to connect with PODs, blogs, e-books, and e-zines.
  • Know the basics of creating Indie book projects.
  • Understand the pros and cons of publishing choices, including traditional—publishing houses and agents.
  • Have marketing strategies for Indie projects—how to get “free ink” and placement at local venues and on radio, television, You Tube, etc.
10:00am-2:00pm Saturday
12/3/16 - Building 1400, Room 1401
Instructor: Huff, A. - P-SKL 101 - Item 6912


Nature & The Machine exhibition closes with artists' panel discussion

The Pacific Northwest is widely recognized for the accessibility of its natural environments. In the work of these six artists, nature is often represented in surprising ways that contrast with Romantic notions of a pristine habitat without human presence.

On display since August 9, the exhibition will close with an artists' reception and discussion panel on this fascinating topic, Thursday, October 6, 6:00-8:00 pm, 3rd floor Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N, 98133.

Refreshments, appetizers, discussion, and plenty of parking. Free.


Jobs at Wonderland

Wonderland, which has just moved in to its new location in Richmond Beach, has several job openings:


Shoreline Mayor Roberts proclaims Day of Concern for the Hungry

Thursday, September 22, 2016

From left: Mayor Chris Robert presents the proclamation to
Rev. Marshall of St. Dunstan's and Safeway employee Josef Hinkofer
who started the feeding program at St. Dunstan's.

At the September 19 Shoreline Council meeting, Mayor Chris Roberts proclaimed it the Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry in Shoreline.

He urged all Shoreline citizens to support local food banks and weekly meal programs offered by local congregations with donations of food, funds, and time.

The Mayors’ Day of Concern for the Hungry provides an opportunity for cities to spotlight the needs and efforts their communities are taking to address hunger as a local concern.

In Shoreline, fully one in four of our residents lacks the income to assure food security. This means that they are making difficult choices between necessities and often rely on community resources for support. These resources include the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), food banks, weekend food backpacks for school kids, and meal programs.

Two congregations in Shoreline, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, provide weekly community meals to help address hunger in the Shoreline community. A third group of churches is planning a weekly community meal at Ronald UMC for Ronald Commons.

Rev. David Marshall of St. Dunstan’s accepted the proclamation from the Mayor, with Josef Hinkofer, who started the feeding program by making dinners for Tent City.

Using this excess food from just one supermarket every Tuesday evening, members of the St. Dunstan’s congregation and members of the community come together to prepare and serve a community meal feeding over 100 people. They also prepare and distribute an additional 200 meals to five different homeless camps in the region.

Rev. Marshall’s and St. Dunstan’s commitment to fighting food insecurity and hunger are great examples of how the Shoreline community can come together to help those in need.

Hinkofer is a Safeway employee who helped start their gleaning program. Safeway provides food they would otherwise throw away to support the feeding program. Hinkofer is also on the board of Greater Seattle Cares. GSC is one of St Dunstan's ministry partners helping / supporting the tent city communities.


Tickets on sale now for Aloha Luau

The very popular Aloha Luau returns with a traditional luau feast, dancing and live music. Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center. Purchase tickets by phone at 206-365-1536 - $20 general, $18 seniors, $5 for children under 5.


Animal Acres Demonstration Garden put to bed for the winter

Animal Acres Demo Garden
Photo by Linda Holman

Tuesday the garden was cleaned up and put to bed for the season.

We have been providing produce to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church since the spring for their weekly PoPY's Cafe free dinner.

We would like to thank the community for their interest in the project. Thanks also to Public Works for their continued support and to the Lake Forest Park Garden Club for their sponsorship.

We will begin again in the spring and hope to see even more of the community come out to see our work.

--Linda Holman


Friday - party like it's 1975 at Shoreline Community College

The community is invited to join Shoreline Community College staff, faculty, students to Party like it's 1975 Friday night, September 23 from 6-9 in the college PUB main dining room, 16101 Greenwood Ave N (campus maps) Free parking.
  • Free. Family friendly. Costumes encouraged but not required.
  • Music, munchies, and memories from the year 1975.
  • Entertainment provided by the fun and funky Disco Ballz.
To help you remember:
  • Margaret Thatcher was elected first woman Prime Minister of Britain
  • The Viet Nam War ended
  • Sony introduced Betamax tapes and JVC introduced VHS (ask your mother)
  • The movie Jaws was released and everyone was afraid to go in the water
  • Jimmie Hoffa disappears, never to be found
  • Patty Hearst joins her kidnappers in a bank robbery
  • Bill Gates and Paul Allen develop a BASIC program for the Altair 8800
  • Popular musicians: Aerosmith, Chicago, Alice Cooper, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Elton John, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Wings, Queen, Bruce Springsteen


Arts Council announces MiniGrants cycle for Teens and Culturally Diverse Populations

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is pleased to launch a new season of MiniGrants. The grants are open to teens and/or culturally diverse populations in Shoreline or Lake Forest Park who want to do hands-on arts or creative activities.

Each MiniGrant award may be up to $100. Applications are available on the Arts Council’s website  or by calling the office at 206-417-4645.

The MiniGrants Application deadline is ongoing between September and May, and all applications should be received by May 31, 2017. Applications will be reviewed as they are received with notification of awards within two weeks of submission.

All awarded grant projects must be completed by August 31, 2017 and recipients will be asked to share a Program Summary of approximately 50 words and 1-5 photos at the end of the project.

The MiniGrants are made possible by The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council with help from the City of Shoreline, the City of Lake Forest Park, and 4Culture.

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


Paramount Park to Twin Ponds Park Walk

2016 Ridgecrest Walk
Photo courtesy City of Shoreline

Paramount Park to Twin Ponds Park Walk, Sunday, September 25, 9:30am

Join walk leader Mary Moen this Sunday, September 25th at 9:30am for an easy morning stroll through the Ridgecrest and Parkwood neighborhoods exploring both Paramount School Park and Twin Ponds Park.

The guided walk begins at Paramount School Park parking lot and will be a total of 2 miles in length.

Meet at Paramount School Park, 15300 8th Ave NE. Strollers and wheel chairs are welcome.

The walk is rated Moderately Easy and will take about 1.5 hours.

The free group walk is part of the City of Shoreline’s “Shoreline Walks” community walking program helping Shoreline adults stay active, meet new people (or connect with old friends) and feel safer and more confident exploring our city by foot.

No need to sign up, just show up with your walking shoes! More information on Shoreline Walks here or call Recreation Specialist Marianne Johnson at 206-801-2638.


It’s not too late to volunteer for annual bike and pedestrian count

Volunteers still needed for 2016 count September 27-29

Next week, the state will kick off a three day-survey to count the number of people who walk or ride bicycles to their destinations. Anyone who would like to volunteer to help in the count can still register and download tally forms online. Volunteer spots are open statewide, especially in some of the participating small communities.

For this ninth annual survey, the Washington State Department of Transportation and Cascade Bicycle Club are partnering with cities and counties to help count the number of people bicycling and walking Tuesday, September 27, through Thursday, September 29.

Volunteer support is vital to the success of this project. In 2015 volunteers tallied more than 74,000 bicyclists and pedestrians in communities across Washington.

Data collected in the count is used by state and local agencies to estimate demand; measure the benefit of bicycle and pedestrian project investments; and improve policies, project designs and funding opportunities.

To learn more, visit WSDOT’s website, email Cascade Bicycle Club or call 206-954-4896.


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