UW Bothell Pub Night Talk: Extreme teamwork

Monday, September 25, 2017

Deanna Kennedy, PhD
Deanna Kennedy, associate professor in the School of Business at UW Bothell, will speak on “Teamwork in Extreme Environments: From Surgical Units to NASA Missions” at the UW Bothell Pub Night Talk at McMenamins, 7pm, Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

The talk will be held in Haynes’ Hall, McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell. Doors open at 6pm.

Kennedy studies how teams operate in extreme conditions and will present how doctors, firefighters, deep sea divers, mountain climbers and astronauts coexist and collaborate. Followed by Q/A. All ages welcome. Free.

The University of Washington Bothell is partnering with McMenamins Anderson School to present Pub Night Talks — a monthly series of talks by experts from UW Bothell and the local community on the last Tuesday evening of each month except December.


Shoreline Council Monday

Shoreline City Council
Shoreline City Council meetings on Monday

Monday, September 25, 2017 – Dinner Meeting 5:45 p.m.

Quality of Life Partners
  • Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Arts Council;
  • Shoreline Historical Museum;
  • Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center

Monday, September 25, 2017 – Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Agenda Highlights
  • Adopting Ordinance No. 782 – FCC Rule Amendments for Eligible Wireless Facilities
  • Authorizing the City Manager to Enter into a Contract with Reid Middleton, Inc., in the Amount of $413,732 for Westminster Way N and N 155th Street Intersection Improvements
  • Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Interlocal Agreement with Seattle Public Utilities for Providing Utility Casting Adjustment on the Meridian Avenue N, 190th to 205th Overlay Project
  • Adopting Resolution No. 418 - Join Puget Sound Regional Climate Preparedness Collaborative
  • Authorize the City Manager to Execute Additional Contracts with Integris LLC in an Amount up to $85,000 for Citywide Process Improvement Consulting and Training including Support Related to the Financial/Human Resource Software System Implementation
  • Discussing Ordinance No. 798 – Authorizing a One Year Right-of-Way Franchise with Puget Sound Energy
  • Discussing Requirements to Provide Voter Registration Materials to Tenants – Sponsored by Deputy Mayor Winstead and Councilmember McGlashan

Link to full Agenda

Comment on Agenda items

The dinner meetings are not recorded. The regular meetings are live streamed and recorded and archived. See council web page


Letter to the Editor: Our uninvolved and uninformed Shoreline citizens

Sunday, September 24, 2017

To the Editor:

I have lived Shoreline for 20+ years. As a PCO for my Ridgecrest precinct I spent countless hours walking door to door contacting residents, and businesses about various local issues.

I have found the level of ignorance about issues that affect our lives, individually and collectively, to be abysmal. The level of involvement is even lower.

A handful of folks work hard to preserve Shoreline's way of life, but the largest majority remain complacent.

Each of us has a civic responsibility to inform ourselves and take an active role in contributing to this city in ways that are meaningful to each and all of us.

Preventing the clearcutting at Hamlin Park is just one of such crucial issues.

Gini Paulsen


Issue statements from LFP council incumbent Wright and challenger O’Brien

By Evan Smith 

Lake Forest Park city council incumbent John Wright and challenger Ben Gonzalez O’Brien recently sent statements about their views of the most important issue or issues in the November 7 general election.

They are running for one of four LFP council positions on the 2017 ballot, the only one that is contested. Incumbents in the other three positions are running unopposed.

Here are their statements:

City of Lake Forest Park, Council Position 3

John Wright
John Wright

The most immediate issue facing LFP today is crafting an agreement between the City, Sound Transit, and Town-Center owners to integrate a new ST-3 transit center with mall redevelopment and establishing Bus Rapid Transit and highway improvements.

This will improve services and amenities for our citizens and will transform the center into a vibrant community hub. We only have 18 months to finalize the agreement and only one chance to get it right, but the possibilities are tremendous.

We must also slow new development in our neighborhoods or risk losing what makes LFP so special. Current regulations restrict a citizen’s ability to manage their trees, but much greater impact to our quality of life is done by densification and development.

Ben Gonzalez O’Brien
Ben Gonzalez O’Brien

As your candidate for City Council, I believe there are three main issues facing our community. I am prepared to hit the ground running, always with community concerns in mind.

First, I will work to increase transparency and accountability. We should strive to develop better communication between the council and residents and encourage participation of the community.

Second, we should strengthen our tree ordinance, to protect our natural environment, and ensure that future generations can benefit from our stewardship.

Third, I would develop a diverse housing plan, so that all residents looking to stay in LFP can afford to. For example, by revitalizing the Town Center, we could protect forested areas from over-development, while allowing growth and mitigating ST3 effects.


Try out for the 2017-2018 Shorewood High School Basketball Feeder Program

Thunderbird Select Hoops is the basketball feeder program for Shorewood High School for 4th-8th grade boys.

The program was formed in 2007 to help prepare local boys with the essential skills to compete at Shorewood HS.

Boys attending Einstein, Echo Lake, Highland Terrace, Meridian Park, Cascade Community K-8, Parkwood, or Syre (or attending a private school but live within the SWHS boundary) are invited to try out for Thunderbird Select teams.

There will be one team of 9-12 boys formed in each of the five grade levels from 4th-8th grades. Practices begin in October, and league games are played on Saturdays and occasional Sundays from late November thru early March. This is a not-for-profit, fee-based AAU “Select” basketball program for motivated athletes.

All Tryout Sessions will be at Einstein Middle School, 3rd Ave NW and NW 195th Street

Pre-register online

4th Grade:

Monday: 10/2 – 6pm-7:15pm
Wednesday: 10/4 – 6pm-7:15pm
Friday 10/6: 6pm -7:15pm

5th Grade

Monday: 10/2 – 6pm-7:15pm
Wednesday: 10/4 – 6pm-7:15pm
Friday: 10/6 – 6pm- 7:15pm

6th Grade

Monday: 10/2 – 6pm-7:15pm
Wednesday: 10/4 – 7:15pm-8:30pm
Friday: 10/6 – 6pm- 7:15pm

7th Grade

Monday: 10/2 – 6pm-7:15pm
Wednesday: 10/4 – 7:15pm-8:30pm
Friday: 10/6 – 6pm- 7:15pm

8th Grade

Monday: 10/2 – 7:15pm-8:30pm
Friday: 10/6 – 7:15pm to 8:30pm
Monday: 10/9 – 6:15pm to 7:45pm

  • Arrive 10 minutes early – with a great attitude, ready to play basketball!
  • Wear a numbered reversible jersey or a numbered t-shirt
  • Bring a basketball (make sure your name is on it) towel and water bottle
  • Players must attend at least two Tryout Sessions to be considered for placement on a team

This activity is not affiliated with the Shoreline School District


LFP Citizens Committee meeting cancelled

The Lake Forest Park Citizens Committee has cancelled its Tuesday meeting so members can attend the forum on sex offenders to be held at City Hall.

The LFP Citizens Committee is not affiliated with the City of Lake Forest Park.


Forum Tuesday on sex offenders living in Lake Forest Park

In response to two level 3 and one level 2 sex offenders moving into the City of Lake Forest Park this summer, the Lake Forest Park Police Department is hosting a Community Forum that will include a panel of experts from Washington State and King County criminal justice agencies.

The forum will be held at City Hall on Tuesday September 26, 2017 from 7pm-9pm.

For more information about release protocols, definitions on the classifications of registered offenders, and additional public resources go to the Police Department's webpage.

Offender Watch is sponsored by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police (WASPC).


New book on The Templars with author Dan Jones this week at Third Place Books

Dan Jones, author of the best-selling history The Plantagenets, is back with his new book on the history of the mysterious Knights Templar.

The Guardian says "In this thrillingly lucid account, Dan Jones demystifies the Templars in a story spanning hundreds of years and countless rulers, knights and archbishops, a seemingly disproportionate number of whom ended up beheaded."

Third Place Books, upper level Town Center, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way. Purchase a book there and have it autographed by the author.

Ann Leckie (in conversation with Spencer Ellsworth) 
Provenance (Orbit)
Tuesday, September 26 at 7 pm

Following her Imperial Radch trilogy, Ann Leckie —winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke and Locus Awards — returns with an enthralling new novel of power, theft, privilege and birthright. Joining her in conversation will be Spencer Ellsworth, debut author of the new Starfire space opera trilogy.

Will Hubbell – story time
Pumpkin Jack (Albert Whitman & Company)
Saturday, September 27 at 10 am

A beloved children’s book author returns to Third Place Books! Now in paperback, Pumpkin Jack tells the story of how a jack-o’-lantern, discarded after Halloween, decomposes in the backyard and eventually new pumpkins grow from its seeds.

Dan Jones
The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors (Viking)
Thursday, September 28 at 7 pm

In this groundbreaking narrative history, the bestselling author of The Plantagenets tells the true story of the Templars, drawing on extensive original sources to build a gripping account of these Christian holy warriors whose heroism and depravity have so often been shrouded in myth.


Turn your kitchen waste into black gold: composting made easy

Is a worm bin the right answer for you?
Photo courtesy Sky Nursery
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 
11:00am – 12:30pm

Composting Made Easy with Hannah Madrone

The most important thing you can do to keep your garden healthy is to keep the soil organic matter replenished.

Making your own compost is the ideal way to accomplish this, and fall is a great time to get started.

Which method is best for you? A compost bin, leaf mold bags, a worm bin, sheet composting…?

Hannah will go over the pros, cons, whys, and hows of different ways of turning your garden and kitchen waste into black gold.

Sky Nursery 18528 Aurora Ave. N. Shoreline 98133 206-546-4851


Discovering Seattle Parks

Linnea Westerlind
Monday, September 25, 2017, 2-3pm, Lake Forest Park Library, lower level Town Center, intersection Bothell and Ballinger Way, Lake Forest Park

Learn from author Linnea Westerlind about the history and key features of Seattle's amazing parks! 

Linnea has visited each of Seattle's 426 parks, documented on Year of Seattle Parks.com, making her the perfect person to guide you to just the right park for your outing, reunion, or a new place to explore.


Photo: Enjoying the Shoreline Fire open house

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

After getting his fire equipment on at the Shoreline Fire Open House on Saturday, young Wren took time to enjoy a free hot dog.


Shorewood football falls to Mountlake Terrace in penalty-filled defensive battle

53 Tres Zeigler pursues the MLT quarterback
Photo by Lisa Hirohata
The Shorewood Thunderbirds fell to Mountlake Terrace 20-0 in a penalty-filled defensive battle Friday night at Shoreline Stadium.

Terrace controlled the time of possession and Shorewood was unable to overcome a swarming MLT defense.

Shorewood's record stands at 2-2 for the season.

The T-Birds face their rivals, Shorecrest, in the annual Rotary Cup game on Friday, September 29th at 7pm at Shoreline Stadium.

--Lisa Hirohata


Good Morning Shoreline! Aegis Living hosts Chamber of Commerce breakfast Tuesday

Join business leaders for breakfast session
Photo courtesy Shoreline Chamber of Commerce

The Shoreline Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them at their monthly, Good Morning Shoreline! breakfast on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:30 - 8:30am.

Register now, either by email or registering online: Register

Energize your day with coffee, a light breakfast and networking. Build relationships with and get inspiration from other members of the Shoreline business community. Reconnect with friends, make new acquaintances and create new business opportunities.

This is a free event, and open to the public, thanks to Aegis of Shoreline!

Featured Member Presentation will be by Suzan Shaylor, Financial Advisor: Edward Jones.

Bring business cards if you have them, and be ready to share a story about your business.

Aegis of Shoreline is providing a complimentary gourmet continental breakfast, and we will meet in one of the rooms in their beautiful facility. We will start at 7:30am and end at 8:30am, but feel free to drop in late or leave early as needed.

Presented by the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Aegis of Shoreline.

Aegis of Shoreline 14900 1st Ave NE Shoreline WA 98155

RSVP online or email to help plan for enough food for everyone.


Lamont Thomas "Running Man" guest appearance on New Day Northwest

Lamont Thomas on New Day Northwest
Shoreline's "Running Man" Lamont Thomas was a recent guest on Margaret Larson's New Day Northwest TV program.

Lamont discussed his autobiography "Running Miracle" - available at Third Place Books.

Watch the interview here.


Book Review by Aarene Storms: Dumplin'

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Dumplin' by Julie Murphy

Willowdean Dickson isn't what most people would call "beauty pageant material." Certainly Willowdean herself never considered entering her hometown's biggest social event of the year, even though her own mother is a former Clover City Miss Teen Blue Bonnet and is now the chair of the event.

Because Willowdean is fat.

She knows it. It's obvious. She's tried dieting in the past, but is now mostly comfortable with her body ... but not always. And when the hot-hot-hottie guy at work kisses her, the discomfort level goes way up.

It's a long road between "no-way, no-how" and "go big or go home" and yet Willowdean and her friends take the journey towards the coveted rhinestone crown. And although they face some cringeworthy moments, the girls encounter some triumphant times along the way.

This is a book about body image, Dolly Parton, and friendship. There's a romance (and a bit of a romantic triangle), but the focus of the story is on Willowdean's relationship with her longtime best friend Ellen and her new friends Amanda, Millie and Hannah.

And, just so you know: the story doesn't end the way you think it will.

Recommended for readers 14 to adult. All sexual situations are off-stage but the kissing is front and center.

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


Tour Maple Leaf Assisted Living

The Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center is facilitating tours of local Senior Living Facilities. Learn more about their services and living options before you are in a crisis situation.

Each facility will provide transportation from the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park senior center to their site. All tours include lunch.

We hope you, your family and friends will take advantage of this great opportunity to see “what’s out there”.

Reservations are a MUST! Spaces are limited, so make your reservations early!

Call the Senior Center at 206 365-1536 or come to the Center at:

18560 1st Ave NE #1, Shoreline 8:30 am-3:30pm, Monday – Friday


To young players "Your time will come"

Shorecrest C Team
Photo by Rob Oxford

I share this story in an effort to encourage the kids like me. The kids who want to play, the kids who never miss a practice, the kids who put in the time and the effort.

By Rob Oxford
Highlander Football Gridiron Group

After watching Thursday night's C-Team game, I felt compelled to share my experience with Freshman Football.

I entered the 9th grade a year behind a brother who graduated as an All-District Defensive Lineman, Team Captain and a State (of Texas) Wrestling Champion.

Truth be told, I didn't even want to play football anymore. All that running, sweating, getting yelled at by coaches every day, missing out on afternoon shenanigans with my friends, only to stand on the sidelines for 4 quarters on Wednesday Nights?

There were 2 instances when I might have a chance to see some action, up by 4 touchdowns or down by 6. But I continued to play, partly because I was told girls love a man in a uniform and partly because I wanted to please my Dad.

I remember thinking "I'm better than some of those guys"...but I wasn't. I could be, but I wasn't. So I kept trying. During games I would stand right next to the coach with my helmet on.

"Can I go in?" I kept asking, "Can I go in Coach?" Nope! Not yet.

10th Grade ... same thing, but I kept at it. Then in 11th Grade I finally got my shot. A kid broke his collarbone during the 2nd or 3rd week of practice and I hate to admit it but I was ecstatic.

I'd love to tell you I started (Center) and the coaches regretted not putting me in sooner, but that's not the case. However, I did my job and I did it well. All those times practicing against bigger kids, standing on the sidelines listening to the coaches tell the starters what they did wrong paid off.

I even got my name in the local paper. Was my Dad pleased? Not really. He thought I should've been a starter long before now, but I was pleased and so were my teammates and friends, especially my GIRLfriend.

I share this story in an effort to encourage the kids like me. The kids who want to play, the kids who never miss a practice, the kids who put in the time and the effort.

Believe me, it doesn't go unnoticed. I know it gets tiresome hearing the coaches say "you're making the starters better", but it does, you are, and your time will come.

The best part is when you've earned their respect, they listen to you and sometimes when you tell them you think you'd be a better tight end, they give you a chance to prove it.


Five local candidate forums in October

Be an informed voter
Five local candidate forums are scheduled in October for local races to be decided in the general election ending November 7, 2017.

Each forum has a different focus and not all positions are covered. More information will be published about each forum.

Save the date

October 10, Tuesday
Sponsor: Richmond Beach Community Association
Location: Richmond Beach Congregational Church
Candidates: Shoreline City Council, School Board, Fire Commissioner

October 12, Thursday
Sponsors: Briarcrest Neighborhood Association, Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association, Shoreline Area News
Location: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Candidates: Shoreline City Council, Informal meet and greet with school board candidates

October 12, Thursday
Sponsor: Shoreline PTA Council
Location: Shoreline Conference Center
Candidates: School board candidates

October 17, Tuesday
Sponsors: Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, Ridgecrest Public House
Location: Crest Cinema
Candidates: Shoreline City Council

October 18, Wednesday
Sponsors: Third Place Commons, League of Women Voters
Location: Third Place Commons
Candidates: Lake Forest Park City Council, Shoreline School Board


Jobs: WSDOT in Shoreline

The following positions have been advertised for the Washington State Department of Transportation Shoreline office.

Property and Acquisition Specialist 2 - In Training
Open until filled
The successful candidates will be cross-trained in several real estate fields during the first year.  The cross training will provide basic real estate knowledge as well as a broad perspective of the RES team's role within WSDOT.
Job Description and Application

Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering Lead - In Training
Open until filled - first interviews September 29, 2017
Serve as the region's expert in the field of hydraulics and environmental engineering techniques for fish passage, streambank stabilization, geometric stormwater designs.
Job Description and Application

Maintenance Mechanic 4-Plumber - In Training
Experienced Plumber to join our Facilities Maintenance Team. This individual will be responsible for performing skilled journey-level work on a variety of building systems, including water, plumbing, sewer and natural gas. Work will include installing, troubleshooting and repairing, and performing preventative maintenance.
Job Description and Application

Fiscal Analyst 2
Good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to analyze complex financial data, experience with computers and the ability to adapt easily to changing business needs and work responsibilities.
Job Description and Application

Engineering Manager - Connecting Washington
Open until filled
Experienced and dynamic engineering professional who has the exceptional leadership skills, project management experience and delivery background required to lead and successfully deliver complex Design-Build transportation improvement projects located within Snohomish and King counties.
Job Description and Application


Stink Bug Invasion! See It, Report It

Report stink bugs
The Washington State Department of Agriculture is requesting the public's help in tracking the spread of Southern Green Stink Bugs in the Puget Sound area.

The invasive insects feed on a wide spectrum of fruit and vegetable crops, and are threats to both commercial farms and home gardens. 

To monitor the insect's spread, WSDAcreated an online Southern Green Stink Bug Report Form for uploading photos and reporting the locations of this destructive new pest.


Crime in Shoreline week ending 9-11-17

Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Selected items from the Shoreline Police blotter, week ending September 11, 2017

The usual vehicle prowls, drunks by the side of the road, trespasses from local businesses, threatened suicides, drunk drivers.

08-30  Extensive damage to landscaping inside a gated yard at the Royal Richmond condos on NW 195th. Possible use of chlorine-based product. Damage estimated at $2500.
08-31  Intoxicated male found sitting on the side of Bothell Way bleeding from head and nose.
08-31  Male slapped his wife in the face four times while driving in Ridgecrest and told her they would both die.
09-01  Suspect made unsafe lane change, hit another car, refused to exchange information and fled the scene. 204xx Aurora.
09-02  Contacted for park violation at Twin Ponds and arrested on warrant for possession of marijuana.
09-03  Break and enter burglary 160xx 28th NE, took firearm and game console.
09-03  Vehicle knocked down sidewalk tree at 195xx Aurora and left front bumper and license behind.
09-04  Woman being questioned by police gave a false name, which had a hit. Charged with obstructing an officer.
09-04  Officers made arrest on a DUI warrant and discovered subject had left his dogs in a hot car; charged with animal cruelty.
09-04  Suspect went to Sears, stole a bag, filled it with goods, then stole a bike for a getaway. Employee interrupted the flight and thief dropped bag. Bike not found.
09-05  Father and son fight and father punches son in face.
09-06  Male in Echo Lake park charged with possession of meth pipe after arrest on Bothell warrant.
09-06  Driver in parked car questioned for possible marijuana use; plates on car did not match vehicle.
09-06  Two black, adult males robbed 145th Walgreens using a firearm.
09-07  Male sleeping on Interurban Trail at 145th arrested on a felony warrant.
09-07  Witness reported woman driving erratically on wrong side of Aurora at 1am. Officers found her passed out behind wheel in a parking lot.
09-07  Driver arrested on two felony warrants at entrance to Paramount Park Open Space 2am
09-07  Multiple tires slashed on vehicles at Ballinger Commons; one victim declines to cooperate.
09-08  Subject at Echo Lake park at 12:30am arrested on felony warrant.
09-08  Family disturbance between father and 15 year old son - no crime committed.
09-08  Person taken to detox from Shoreview park
09-08  Camp United We Stand resident taken for involuntary commitment after saying people were after him and threatening suicide.
09-08  Mother requested assistance with mentally ill 15 year old daughter. Transported to Children's.
09-09  Verizon Wireless burglarized.
09-10  Juvenile males shoplifting in Trader Joe's were confronted by employee; one boy pulled a knife and threatened the employee.


Lake Forest Park installs veterans' memorial at City Hall

Text and photos by Jerry Pickard

The City of Lake Forest Park has now installed its Veterans Memorial in front of city hall.

The memorial honors veterans of all branches of service.

The memorial is installed between the City Hall main entry and the flag pole.

City Hall is located at 17425 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155 in the northeast corner of Town Center.


Shorecrest Scots football win big over Lynnwood Royals

Rico Dellaguardia scoring

Shorecrest 46 - Lynnwood 7
Friday, 9-22-2017 at Edmonds Woodway Stadium
Overall record: 3-1

Text and photos by Gordon Stephenson 

The visiting Shorecrest Scots racked up a season high 533 total yards of offense on Friday night, crushing the Lynnwood Royals in a Wesco South matchup at Edmonds Stadium. The Scots improved their record to 3-1 overall, while the Royals remained winless, at 0-4.

Sammy Seliga pulls in a touchdown pass

Running back Ricardo Ruiz continued his breakout season and did his best Tim Riggins impression, running for three touchdowns and 138 yards on 18 carries, and adding a fourth score on a reception from quarterback Eladio Fountain.

Many contributed to the bounty: Sammy Seliga and Antonio Stillwell pulled in touchdown passes and Cyrus Filoteo, a transfer from Odea this season, added a rushing touchdown to his resume for the Scot's final score in the fourth quarter. Seliga led all receivers with 90 yards on three receptions and Senior Chris Lee continued to be a prime target, with six catches and 83 yards.

#8 Brayden Victor makes an acrobatic interception

Once again, the Scot's defense proved decisive, holding the Royals to only 118 total yards of offense, including a stingy six yards on 24 carries on the ground. James Huffman led with six solo tackles and Senior Brayden Victor stopped an early Lynnwood drive with an acrobatic interception.

Senior receiver and defensive back Rico Dellaguardia should have shown more on the stats line in this game, as he scored twice on highlight-worthy runs from deep in Scot's territory, only to have both touchdowns called back on penalties. That makes four times this season Dellaguardia has found paydirt, only to have the effort nullified by offensive flags.

Don't miss Shorecrest's next game, next Friday night at 7pm at home at Shoreline Stadium. The Scots face their cross town rivals, the Shorewood Thunderbirds, in their annual rivalry with the Rotary Cup at stake.


Cartoon by Whitney Potter: See Spot run

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


Shoreline Fire open house Saturday

Open house at Shoreline Fire headquarters
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Free hot dogs and a shiny new fire truck!

Shoreline Fire open house from 11am to 2pm Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the headquarters, 17525 Aurora Ave N.

Some parking onsite - enter from Aurora southbound. Otherwise there are a lot of other places to park and walk.

They will be demonstrating the brand new ladder truck.


Global Affairs: Fall 2017 speakers and panel discussions

Friday, September 22, 2017

Shoreline Community College Global Affairs Center - fall schedule

The following speakers and panel discussion events will take place this fall at Shoreline Community College.

Note that four of these events - October 5 and 19, and Nov 2 and 16 - take place in the evening, and four events take place during the daytime on October 12 and 25, and Nov 9 and 30.

The evening events all start at 7:00pm and take place in Room 9208 (9000 building); parking is FREE. The daytime events all start at 12:30pm, except the event on October 25 which starts at 11:30am, and all take place in 9208 (9000 Building); small fee for parking.

The presentations themselves are all free and open to the public. The campus is at 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133. Campus maps here

If you have questions, contact Larry Fuell at 206-533-6750.


The Changing Face of Vietnamese Migration - Personal Tales of Challenge and Success
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 7:00- 8:30pm, Room 9208
Mr. James Hong, Mr. Long Kim, Ms. Thoa Nguyen, and Dr. Christoph Giebel (moderator)
Vietnamese-American immigrants discuss their earliest memories, biggest challenges, and successes as they and their families settled in the U.S. This discussion is a collaboration between the GAC and Peace Tree Vietnam.

Compassion, Culture, Education
Rita Zawaideh, Founder, Salaam Cultural Museum/Syrian Medical Missions
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 12:30 - 1:20pm, Room 9208
This unique non-profit organizes medical teams that travel to Syrian refugee camps in Jordan and Greece. They also collect clothing, furniture, household affects and medical supplies for refugees in these camps, as well as those who have resettled in WA State. The desire to help others transcends politics, religion and sectarian tensions. Rita also has advice for those of us who want to help.

Local Action / Global Impact
Mayor Marilyn Strickland, City of Tacoma
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Room 9208
The phrase "think global, act local" is a call to arms of local activism. It is probably most strongly associated with environmental issues, but has been used in many other policy realms as well, including trade, immigration, transportation, healthcare, and education. Mayor Marilyn Strickland argues that there has been a shift from national to local governments such as Tacoma in seeking progress on these issues.

Seattle GenR (IRC)
Simon Walker, President, (Shoreline CC, 2012; JSIS, 2015)
Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 11:30am -12:20pm, Room 9208 [tentative]
GenR-short for Generation Rescue-is a group of young, influential humanitarians in Seattle who have joined forces with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to help people survive conflict and disaster and rebuild their lives. Inspired, informed and influential, GenR members support the IRC through advocacy, networking and fundraising activities.

Diverse Voices in the Military: Vietnam and Current Era Veterans
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:00- 8:30pm, Room 9208
Francisco Ivarra, Donna Lowery, Steve Marron, Bill Moore, Jordan Smith, and Derek Levy (moderator)
What have been the challenges faced by women and racial & ethnic minorities in the military over time and how have they overcome or otherwise dealt with these challenges? How have their service, return home, and commemoration of their service been similar or different? This discussion is a collaboration between the GAC and Veterans Services at Shoreline Community College.

Cybersecurity: the New Frontier for Security Policy
Justin Collins, University of Washington, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, (Shoreline CC, 2015; JSIS, 2018)
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12:30-1:20pm, Room 9208
Justin was part of the team of policy fellows tasked with completing a cybersecurity project for the Microsoft Corporation. Their research assisted in the design and implementation of a Digital Geneva Convention. Dovetailing with that work, Justin took part in the 2017 Jackson School Rome, Italy Task force. He presented his research findings on the need for US-EU Transatlantic cybersecurity. Justin will share his personal story that took him from the U.S. military, Shoreline Community College, the UW Jackson School, and to Europe on his way to earning Associate and Bachelor degrees.

U.S.-Russia Relations: A New Cold War?
Bradley Murg, Professor of Political Science, Seattle Pacific University, and Affiliate Professor at the UW/Jackson School, The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:00- 8:30pm, Room 9208
U.S.-Russian relations seem to have reached a low point since the end of the Cold War in 1990. From confrontations in Europe and the Middle East, and accusations of Russian meddling in U.S. elections have produced a "tenuous" bilateral relationship. Is it the new/old normal?

Solo Travel in Myanmar: Pictures and Stories from Afar
Brooke Zimmers, Professor of Communication Studies, Shoreline Community College
November 30, 2017, 12:30-1:30pm, Room 9208 PUB
Brooke travelled alone in Myanmar for three weeks last year during winter break. She will share her photography, stories and lessons learned about Myanmar, about being a woman traveling alone, and about traveling in the age of social media and how it impacts the travel experience.


Support for these events comes from the Center for Global Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.


2017 Election: Introductory statement from unopposed LFP incumbent Mark Phillips

By Evan Smith

Lake Forest Park City Council incumbent Mark Phillips is running unopposed in the November 7 general election. He recently sent a statement to introduce himself to voters. Here it is:

City of Lake Forest Park, Council Position 5

Mark Phillips
Mark Phillips

Our City is in a remarkable period of infrastructure renewal. With a strong regional economy and successful grant funding, we have replaced undersized stream culverts, made street safety improvements and accelerated street re-surfacing. We have renovated one park and are working toward additional park system improvements.

Major transit improvements are coming to LFP with the voter-approved ST3 plan – bus rapid transit on Bothell Way and a commuter parking structure. Major work is underway at the City now to ensure that these improvements truly serve our residents’ mobility and safety needs.

I am proud to serve as a councilmember during this time, and request your support in seeking a second term.



2017 Liberty Dinner & Auction

Join the King County Republican Party for their 2017 Liberty Dinner and Auction on the evening of Friday, October 27th, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue.

There will be many items and experiences to bid on during both the live and silent auction. Guests will have an opportunity to hear from candidates running for office across King County, the always entertaining Auctioneer John Curley, and more.

Ticket prices start at $125 GA/$250 VIP. Silent auction, the General, and VIP receptions will begin at 6pm with the dinner program and live auction beginning at 7pm.

Registration is now open here.
Do you have an item you would like to contribute to the auction? The committee is accepting donations for both the silent and live auction. Email Lane Covington for more information.


Music school considering a move to Shoreline wants you take their survey

The American Dance Institute, located on Greenwood in north Seattle, is seriously considering opening a school for instrumental music lessons for children and adults in North City.

They have located a property which they think is fantastic and are about to sign a lease.

They are hesitating, wondering if there is sufficient interest in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park.

If you think you might be interested, they would appreciate your filling out a brief survey.

Here is a link to the survey


SC tennis loss to Glacier Peak brings record down to 5-3

John Burke and David Chen playing a doubles match
Photo by Anne Tangeman

WesCo 2A/3A varsity boys tennis
9-22-17 at Glacier Peak
Shorecrest 2 - Glacier Peak 5
SC overall record 5-3

Shorecrest tennis suffered a hard loss to Glacier Peak on Friday, losing 5 of 7 matches. Faiz Khan and Christopher King won their singles matches.

Shorecrest players are listed first.

Christopher King
Photo by Anne Tangeman

1.  Faiz Khan vs Kyle Shaff  6-0 6-3  W
2.  Ben Silbert vs Dario Ristovski  3-6 0-6  L
3.  Reed Tangeman vs Alex Surkov  0-6 6-1 2-6  L
4.  Christopher King vs James Meyer  6-4 2-6 10-7  W


1.  Sam Rowbotham / Micah Glesener vs Cole Russon / Landon Jones  4-6 5-7  L
2.  John Burke / David Chen vs Kyle Nget / Evan Yip  2-6 6-4 7-10  L
3.  Tyler Keen / Kelvin Schmidt vs Cameron Barnett / Ethan Stutzman  0-6 2-6  L


1.  Gabe Vogel vs Trent Carlsen

--Rob Mann


Legion rummage sale continues Saturday with a room full of treasures

Legion rummage sale

American Legion Post 227 filled their hall with rummage on Friday. Treasures filled the tables - items both practical and collectible.

The sale continues on Saturday, September 23 starting at 9am at the Post building located at 14521 - 17th Ave NE directly behind the Goodwill store.


Vintage Brazilian jazz at North City Bistro Saturday night

Vintage Brazilian jazz group Choroloco will be playing at North City Bistro on Saturday night, September 23, 2017, 8pm.

Cover charge $10 and reservations recommended. 206-365-4447. 

The Bistro is family friendly and serves both food and wine. 1520 NE 177th St, (North City) Shoreline 98155


Photo: Sunrise over Cascades

Photo by Mike Remarcke

On this first day of Fall, it's good to remember that we will still sometimes have beautiful sunrises over the Cascades and beautiful sunsets over the Shoreline Sea.



Huge book sale at Shoreline Library

Book sale this weekend at Shoreline Library

Friends of the Shoreline Library book sale Friday through Sunday, September 22-24, 2017.

  • Friday, join FOSL and shop at the Members Only Preview Sale from 5 -7pm.
  • Saturday, everyone welcome to shop from 10am to 4pm.
  • Sunday, noon to 3pm - $4 for a bag which you fill with books of your choice.

Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline 98155.


American Legion rummage sale Friday and Saturday

American Legion Auxiliary Rummage Sale Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, 2017. Starting at 9:00am both days.

American Legion Hall in Shoreline, 14521 17th Ave NE (behind Goodwill)

All proceeds go to support veterans.


Reminder: Shorewood senior class Goodwill donation drive Saturday

Willing volunteers will unpack your car
Reminder to grab those items you don't need and take them to Shorewood High School on Saturday between 10am and 2pm.

Besides usable household items, they will take fabric - stained, torn, worn, or not - and broken electronics.

Drive into the front parking lot at 17300 Fremont Ave N (entrance on N 175th) and willing volunteers will unpack your car.


Seattle Humane offers reward for cat killer - Donation site collects money for DNA testing

Quixote's cage was broken into, and he was killed
By Diane Hettrick

An outraged and sickened community has rallied to try to find and arrest the person responsible for stealing and killing a cat from a Shoreline cat shelter on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Quixote, a cherval cat housed at Whisker City Cat Shelter in Shoreline, was taken from his outdoor cage and his skull crushed. The perpetrator threw the body into the dumpster on site.

The King County Sheriff's Office is investigating and asks the community to call if you have information about this case, 206-296-3311.

Seattle Humane in Bellevue is offering up to $5,000 in reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the animal abuser linked to the cat's death.

A private GoFundMe page was set up to pay for DNA testing of material from Quixote's teeth and claws. The funding goal of $3,000 was reached and exceeded in one day. The current pledges stand at $13,600. The extra money will be used for security for the shelter site, and potentially for reward money or shelter needs.


Needing some love: Whispering Willow Park

Whispering Willow Park in LFP
Photo by Jerry Pickard

By Diane Hettrick

Whispering Willow Park has gotten more than a little overgrown.

The park was densely planted with native plants, says Environmental Programs Manager Aaron Halverson, but some non-native plants have made their way into the gaps and along the trail.

Halverson said that those will be removed and the native plants trimmed in a couple of weeks.

Whispering Willow Park was never intended to be a manicured park. Acquired by the City of Lake Forest Park in 2014, it is part of the floodplain for Lyon Creek.

The house that was on the property was removed and the land restored as a nature park. It is a functional wetland which provides water quality and habitat benefits for the creek.

As a result, said Halverson, "There may be times when the park looks less appealing, like now after a long drought."

The park is located at 17038 44th Ave NE.


SC varsity tennis makes a clean sweep of Lynnwood Thursday

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Faiz Khan
Photo by Anne Tangeman
WesCo 3A/2A varsity boys tennis
9/21/17 at Kellogg M.S. courts

Shorecrest 7 - Lynnwood 0
SC overall record 5-2

Shorecrest players won every match against Lynnwood - singles and doubles, for a 7-0 game score on Thursday.


1.  Faiz Khan v Barnaby French   6-0  6-0  W
2.  Ben Silbert v Matthew Mansfield   6-0  6-0  W
3.  Reed Tangeman v Renzo Gonzalez   6-0  6-0  W
4.  Christopher King v Mark Guzman  6-0  6-0  W

Reed Tangeman
Photo by Anne Tangeman

1.  Micah Glesener / Sam Rowbotham v Angelo Tran / Long Nguyen  6-7 (7-9) 6-0  10-7  W

2.  John Burke / David Chen v Minh Le / Sam Ruiz  6-1 6-2  W

3.  Tyler Keen / Kelvin Schmidt vs Tim Shepel / Ian Bjornson  6-1 6-3  W


Full slate of speakers for LFP Rotary meetings in October

The Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park meets every Wednesday morning for breakfast from 7:15-8:30am at the Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church, 17440 Brookside Blvd. NE.

Each weekly meeting includes a program from 8-8:30am.

We invite all interested community members to come visit for breakfast, meet our members, learn about our club and enjoy our program.

Programs for October:
  • October 4: Rotary Club Auction Presentation and Strategic Plan Quarter 3 Goals Report
  • October 11: Carl Lunak from NEMCo (Northshore Emergency Management Coalition)
  • October 18: Rotary Club International Service Committee Report
  • October 25: Anila Prineveau Goldie, Author of the book The Problem Is Not Available: 364 Days in Sudan

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas.

Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

For more information about LFP Rotary, contact Claire Conway, President 2017-2018


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