Scratched Out and Stitched Together - Gallery at Towne Centre

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Gallery at Towne Centre presents
Scratched Out and Stitched Together
Laura King - Mixed Media
Tami Johnson - Ceramics

April 3 – May 12, 2012
17171 Bothell Way NE

Open House Meet the Artists – Wed, April 4, 5-7 pm

The Gallery at Town Center features two beloved Shoreline School District art teachers this month in “Scratched Out and Stitched Together.” Mixed media assemblages by Laura King and ceramics by Tami Johnson, both of Shorecrest High School, will grace the walls and pedestals of the gallery. The show runs April 3-May 12. 

Join us at our Meet the Artists event Wed, April 4, 5-7 pm. The Gallery is located on the inside lower level of the Lake Forest Park Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155. Hours are 12-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

More about the artists:

Dress Series by Laura King
Laura King:
My dress series started just after I was married eight years ago. I was inspired by my wedding dress, and the beauty and presence it held on its own. I create these pieces with a sewing machine, which still gives me a non-traditional approach to making art. It also connects me to my childhood, when dresses, sewing, and art were part of my life in a little different way.

Tami Johnson:
My ceramic work is entirely built by hand using low fire clay. Whether I am building platters, bowls or vases, I prefer the irregularities and imperfection of work made by hand. I am inspired by the world around me and enjoy bold print and pattern and high contrast in stylized and silhouette designs. To create the silhouette designs, I paint on black slip and carve beautiful, simple forms inspired by nature.

Tami Johnson ceramics
The Gallery also features an array of handmade work by over 80 local artists. For information on the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council see www.shorelinearts.net. The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations. Proceeds from the Gallery at Lake Forest Park Town Center help fund these programs and events.


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Shorewood softball team loses to Lynnwood Friday

Results for Game at Shorewood on March 30, 2012
Final Stats
Lynnwood - 9 runs, 13 hits, 0 errors 
Shorewood – 4 runs, 12 hits, 4 errors
By inning:

                        1          2          3          4          5      6    7    
Lynnwood           1          0          2          1          0      5    0  
 Shorewood        1          0          3          0          0       0    0


Highlights
Lynnwood:E
rica Gott 3-5, double and HR        
Desiree Graham 2-4, double        
Becca McDowell 3-5    
Katie Eno 2-4, double

Shorewood: 
Lauren Thompson 2-2    
Celine Ulrich 3-4        
Ashley Swan 2-3

Battery
Lynnwood: Jessica Gott and Katie Eno (catcher)
Shorewood: Monica Eik and Celine Ulrich (catcher)



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Rotary clubs to distribute dictionaries to Shoreline public school third-graders

A third grade class from 2011 displays their dictionaries
Photo courtesy Rotary

At the beginning of April, the Rotary Club of Shoreline and its partnering clubs are distributing over six hundred American Heritage Children’s Dictionaries to all of Shoreline Public School third-grade students.

The Rotary Club of Shoreline, the Shoreline Breakfast Club, and the Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park received a Rotary District 5030 grant for their third grade dictionary project. The local clubs matched the funds provided by the district, dollar for dollar. This grant together with club donations enabled the clubs to purchase $6,217 worth of dictionaries.

This enabled the Shoreline Rotary to purchase 351 books for the third graders in Echo Lake; Highland Terrace; Meridian Park; Ridgecrest; Syre; Room Nine; and Home Education Exchange; the Shoreline Breakfast Club was able to purchase 68 books for Parkwood; and the Rotary of Lake Forest Park will provide 199 books for Briarcrest; Brookside; and Lake Forest Park. These 618 dictionaries will be distributed in April 2012 by members of the different clubs.

Third grade is a time when students begin to learn how to use resources, like dictionaries, as they move from learning to read to reading to learn. A dictionary is a gift that will last a lifetime.

The Shoreline School District third grade faculties will facilitate the distribution of the dictionaries to their third grade students.



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Demystifying the Occupy Movement


This workshop, presented by several Occupy activists, will give you a general introduction to the Occupy movement and Occupy Seattle.

The session will be held at the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church, 14741 1st Ave NE, on Saturday, April 7, 2012

12 p.m.: Lunch of soup, bread and snacks included with workshop donation
1- 3 p.m.: Workshop
3- 4 p.m.: Time to chat and discuss

Cost: $10.00 (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Some questions that will be answered:

-What does Occupy Wall Street want?
-How are they different from and similar to other progressive groups?
-How do they propose to stop corporate domination of American politics?

Find out from members of Occupy Seattle about the local movement, and how to get involved. How can a large group of people with vastly different views make a decision? What is the General Assembly decision making process like? How can we restore the voice of the people and get rid of big-money influence in American politics? Why and how are faith and spiritual communities getting involved? Why are the camps important? What lessons were learned from the camp experience?

Sponsored by: Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church Peace & Justice Committee and Occupy Chaplains.



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Help your high school kids explore career options at the Shoreline Career and Technical College Fair


Free pizza! April 4, 6-8pm, Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, 98155, Shoreline Room (north end)

Shorewood and Shorecrest Counseling Departments have organized a Community College and Career Fair for Wednesday, April 4th from 6:00-8:00 at the Shoreline Center in the Shoreline Room at the north end of the facility.

Representatives from Community and Technical Colleges, Apprenticeships, The Boeing Apprenticeship, Cosmetology programs, Kids in Medicine and several branches of the military will participate in a resource fair and break-out sessions to discuss their specific programs.

The event is aimed at students who might not be interested in going straight to a four year college program.

Please encourage students of all ages (not just seniors) who are unsure about what their next step might be to attend. There will be plenty of opportunities to get questions answered and to talk to the representatives.

Schedule: 6:00 Free Pizza and Introductions. 6:30-7:30 Breakout Sessions, 7:30-8:00 Booths.

Featured guests: Toni and Guy Hair Academy, Renton Technical College and Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Shoreline, Edmonds, North Seattle, Highline and Cascadia Community Colleges, Washington State Apprenticeships, Kids in Medicine, Military, AJAC Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee and financial aid resources.

Questions? Contact Shorecrest Counseling 206-393-4296 or Shorewood Counseling 206-393-4380



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Sky Nursery: Care and pruning of clematis


Saturday, April 7 1 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
The Care and Pruning of Clematis,              Laura Watson

Add dimension and color to your garden by growing beautiful blooming clematis. Laura Watson has been gleefully growing clematis everywhere for over 20 years-in trees and shrubs, scrambling over perennials, and on fences, trellises, and arbors. She currently has 100 clematis and counting. Laura will enlighten you about the joys of clematis, how to choose one, and how to care for them through her slide show presentation. She will also be available at the clematis sales area after the talk to answer questions. 
Sky Nursery 18528 Aurora Ave N. Shoreline, WA 98133 206-546-4851 

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Civil War at LFP Library April 28

Civil War quilt
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Civil War Quilts
Saturday, April 28, 2pm, Lake Forest Park Library
Presented by Susan Olds, Art Historian.

As the nation was divided, women of the North and South made utilitarian quilts for soldiers. In addition, many created commemorative quilts recounting the lives of Civil War heroes and major events of the war. Drawing from actual diary entries and Civil War quilt blocks, 

Art Historian Susan Olds presents a visual account of the amazing quilts and the women who created them. A list of recommended books, web site links and DVDs will be provided.



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Correction: Four Shorewood finalists for state History Day competition

Judging exhibits at Regional History Day 2012
Photo by Don Wilson

Four Shorewood High School projects have qualified for state competition following the North Puget Sound Regional History Day contest at Shoreline Center. All are advanced placement students under teacher Mikael Christensen.

History Day is part of a national effort to enhance history education and prepare students to become informed and involved citizens.

At the Shoreline regional event, 490 students in grades 6 to 12 participated by conducting research and presenting their results in one of five categories: exhibits, papers, multi-media documentaries, original performances and websites. They work as individuals or in groups of up to five members.

The state competition will be held at Bellevue College on Saturday, May 5. The top two finishers in each category will compete in the national contest June 10 to 14 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

This year's contest theme is "Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History."

The Shorewood state qualifiers:

SENIOR INDIVIDUAL DOCUMENTARY:
First Place: Elizabeth Watt, “The Heart of Words: The Revolutionary Artwork of the Dada Movement and the Political Reform that Followed.” Teacher: Mikael Christensen.

SENIOR INDIVIDUAL EXHIBIT:
Second Place: Wing-Sum Law, “Rachel Carson: The Reaction and Revolution that Gave Spring its Voice Back.” Teacher: Mikael Christensen.

SENIOR INDIVIDUAL WEB SITE:
First Place: Ali Jackson, “The Women Air Force Service Pilots: Revolutionary Aviators Changing the Position of Women in Society and the Military.” Teacher: Mikael Christensen.

SENIOR GROUP EXHIBIT:
First Place: "The Cold War as a Catalyst: How U.S.-Soviet Competition Advanced Technology." Students: Ariadna Norberg, Katy Kuznetsova, Ana Barnes,  Teacher: Mikael Christensen.


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Genealogy with Lisa Marker: Genealogy nerd eager for the 1940 census

Friday, March 30, 2012

By Lisa Marker

I admit it – I’m a genealogy nerd. “The 1940 census!” These words have been causing excitement and anticipation in my house for at least a year. Now we have just a few days to go until that year’s census is released to the public.

In the U.S., there is a legal restriction of 72 years before a census can be released to the public. On April 2nd (since the 1st falls on a Sunday), we get our first look.

This is the first census that will not initially have an index of names. This is somewhat disappointing, but of course will be remedied fairly quickly. Within a several month period, it is expected that an index will be available due to the efforts of volunteers. In the meantime, you can still utilize the census, especially if you know where your relatives lived in 1930 (which is indexed), and better still, if they lived in a big city. 

Go to Steve Morse's website and scroll down to US Census. You will find several helpful articles and sites. If you know the address at which they lived, or if you look up the census record and record the citation, including county and “ED” or Enumeration District number, you should be able to use the information at Steve Morse’s site to narrow down where to look on the 1940 census.

There is help in person as well. Go to your local library, genealogy society, historical archives, or Family History Center. Or look online. On Cyndislist alone the articles would probably answer most of your questions.

If you have yet to delve into your family history, this is a chance to find your more recent relatives, and maybe to show your children where their grandparents or great grandparents were, just before World War II.

If you would like to help with the indexing of the 1940 census, they would love your help. Go to this site, create a user name and password, and that should get you started! 

Good luck, and happy discovering!



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SCC Names Alia Kelly Softball Player of the Week

Alia Kelly had 3 homeruns and a double at the plate,
and pitched a victory against the defending NWAACC Softball Champions.
Photo by Wilson Tsoi
Freshman Alia Kelly was named the Shoreline Community College Softball Player of the Week for her accomplishments at the NWAACC Western Inter-Regional Softball Tournament over the weekend.

Kelly, a pitcher/shortstop from Lake Stevens High School, had 3 homeruns over the weekend with a double as well. She was also the winning pitcher in a victory over Mt. Hood Community College, the defending NWAACC Softball Champions and pitched 2 innings of shut-out relief in another game.

SCC went 2-2 over the weekend, defeating Mt. Hood Community College, 14-7 and beating Chemeketa CC 5-4. The Dolphins dropped games to Southwest Oregon CC (being no-hit in the process) 8-0 and Clark College 10-6.

SCC plays again on Tuesday, April 3 at Douglas College in New Westminster, BC. SCC plays at home again April 10, against rival Bellevue College at 1:00 PM at Shoreview Park.



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City Staff Plant Tree in Honor of Mayor Dave Hutchinson

Planting Mayor Dave's tree
Photo courtesy City of LFP
What do you get as a parting gift for someone who has been your boss for 16 years? The staff of Lake Forest Park struggled with that question when Mayor David Hutchinson announced his retirement and came to the end of his final term in office last year. Employees of the City wanted to honor "Mayor Dave" with a farewell gift that would reflect his accomplishments in office and contributions to the City.

During Mayor Hutchinson's administration the City was recognized nine years in a row as a Tree City USA. It also adopted its first tree ordinance and in 2010 adopted an update to the ordinance that makes LFP one of the first cities in the country to use tree canopy as a basis to protect and enhance the community forest. A tree planted in the City seemed to be the best way to honor Mayor Dave and thank him for his leadership.

On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Mayor Mary Jane Goss, City Hall staff, and citizens gathered in Blue Heron Park to plant a western red cedar in honor of Mayor Dave. The type of tree and the location of the tree were selected with the help of city arborist, Mike Woodbury, to ensure that the tree will grow well and enhance the City's tree forest for years to come.



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Shoreline Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon April 11


Membership Luncheon, Wed., April 11, at 11:45am , Shoreline Conference Center, RSVP, $20

Speaker: Tom Pool, Executive Director, Drug Free Business.
"How to save money and avoid headaches"

  1. How to save money and avoid hiring headaches: cost efficient and legal drug testing programs
  2. Most common mistakes employers make with drug testing
  3. Instant drug testing: let the buyer beware
  4. Drug and alcohol testing in compliance with the ADA: don't get sued

RSVP is required by Tuesday, April 10, for members and visitors so we can order lunches. To reserve your spot please send an email to the Chamber and Sharon will confirm your reservation, or register on-line.



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For the Birds: Got Nest Houses?

Violet-green Swallows feeding young
Photo by John Riegsecker
By Christine Southwick

Wanted: House, 1 bedroom, with view, nearby water, food and shelter. Will remodel as needed.

Our backyard birds are looking for a place to lay their eggs and raise their young. Many birds use dead or dying trees (snags) to make their nest cavities. As these snags are cut down, there are fewer nesting sites.

Chestnut-backed Chickadee house with nearby branches
Photo by Christine Southwick
You can help by buying or building the right box for the species you want to help. Black-capped chickadees, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Bewick’s Wrens, and Violet-Green Swallows readily use nest boxes; ground nesters like Dark-eyed Juncos, Spotted Towhees, and Song Sparrows do not.

A good nest box is made out of rough, unpainted wood with ventilation and drainage holes, and the right size entrance hole. The right size entrance hole will attract the birds you want, while keeping out House Sparrows and European Starlings. House Sparrows and Starlings are two non-native, non-protected species that actively eject native birds and their eggs.

Bird House with hole adapter by Craig Kerns
If you have a house with too large a hole, go to Wild Birds Unlimited and buy a hole adapter. It will also deter predators by adding depth to the entrance hole. And get rid of any ‘cute’ perches—native birds don’t use them; predators do.

Placing them in the right location is also important. Fortunately there are a number of good guides to help you. The Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife has great information.  The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has lots of great resources and directions.

Bird houses should be placed with a clear line of flight to the entrance. Placing them with trees or shrubs just a quick wingburst away is required by chickadees and Bewick’s Wrens. They have learned to be cautious going to the nest, and will often come from different branches and directions before entering.

After the season, clean the nest box and leave the side open. If you have wasps in your yard, lightly coat the inside of the roof with soap or wax, and you won’t have to worry about that issue.

Think of snags as Habitat Trees
Pileated Woodpeckers nesting in snag
Photo by John Riegsecker


Once you have your nest boxes up, watch for birds to start investigating. It may take a while, or not. My friend had Chestnut-backed Chickadees within the week of putting up a house, and they’ve been back every year.

Think of snags as Habitat Trees. If you don’t have any, put up a bird house. You and the birds will both be glad.


Christine Southwick is on the Board of the Puget Sound Bird Observatory and is their Winter Urban Color-banding Project Manager. She is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat Steward, having completed their forty hour class. We're happy that she is sharing her expertise with us about the birds in our backyards.

For previous For the Birds columns, click on the link under the Features section on the main webpage.



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Easter comes early for Food Lifeline as Nest Best Egg donates 64,800 eggs

Easter came early at Food Lifeline, as Nest Best Egg 
donated 64,800 eggs for the food bank
Photo courtesy Food Lifeline

Easter and Spring time brings to mind a fun time for families. However, record numbers of families in Western Washington and throughout the nation are still facing toughing times in the uncertain economy. Many are currently relying on food assistance, with one in eight Americans expected to receive help from local food banks in 2012.

Kathleen Sparks of Nest Best Egg on left
Ashley Gammell of Food Lifeline on right
Photo courtesy Food Lifeline 

Nest Best Egg Company kicked off its donation of fresh eggs by delivering more than 64,800 eggs to Food Lifeline, Washington’s largest hunger relief organization and local Feeding America member, on March 28. Throughout the next year, eggs will be donated bi-monthly to help families struggling with food insecurity. 

The donation is part of a national effort, organized by the United Egg Producers and Feeding America. For the fifth consecutive spring, America’s egg farmers are giving the Easter Bunny and families in need, a helping hand by donating these nutritious, fresh eggs, bringing the total number of eggs farmers have contributed to 60 million since 2008 .

“Nest Best Egg Company is proud to be partnering with Food Lifeline to provide much needed protein to the most needy in our community, especially during the Easter holiday season,” said Kathleen Sparks of Nest Best Egg Company.

Last year, Food Lifeline distributed more than 35 million pounds of food – the equivalent of more than 27 million meals – to feed hungry people throughout Western Washington. This donation of eggs is a much-needed item for the people in visiting local food banks because of their high-quality protein content and nutritional benefits.

The Food Lifeline warehouse and distribution center is located in Shoreline on 15th NE.



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Meet the finalists for LFP City Administrator on April 16

The City of Lake Forest Park has scheduled a community open house on Monday, April 16, 2012, at 6:30 pm to introduce the finalists for the position of City Administrator.

The open house will be held at Lake Forest Park City Hall in the Council Chambers.

This will be an opportunity for citizens to meet the candidates. Following introductions, each candidate will make a brief statement and will respond to questions.

A quorum of City Council members will be present.


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Shorewood tennis team and No. 1 player both stay undefeated with Tuesday victories

Wayne Pridemore's photostream
Francesca O'Malley, WIAA Sate Athlete of the Week, improved her No. 1 singles record to 7-0 with a straight-set win over her Oak Harbor opponent and led the Shorewood girls’ tennis team to a 7-0 home victory over Oak Harbor Wednesday.

Shorewood is in first place in the Wesco 3A division with a 7-0 record.

The Thunderbirds had defeated Lynnwood, 7-0 Monday at Lynnwood.

The T-birds next match is at home April 4 versus Shorecrest (4-1) at Shoreview Park at 3:45 p.m.

Shorewood 7,Oak Harbor 0, Wednesday, March 28

Singles
1. Francesca O'Malley, SW, def. Holmly, OH, 6-3, 6-2
2. Daniella Brengelmann SW, def. Neilon OH, 6-1, 6-1
3. Marija Feller, SW, def. McKinney OH, 6-3, 6-1
4. Genevieve O'Malley, SW, def. Salvadovo, OH, 6-1, 6-0

Doubles
1. Yuanne Corbett / Stephanie Ngy SW, def. Mizamus / Abides, OH, 6-7 ( 0-7 ), 6-1, 6-3
2. Maddie Welch / Abby Drake SW def. Kapler / Rigby, OH, 6-1, 6-2
3. Kristen Smith / Grace Gilman, SW, def. Landinein / Milliron. OH. 6-4, 6-3


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High School Golf Results, Tuesday, March 27

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High School Golf Results, Tuesday, March 27

Boys
At Jackson Park GC

Team scores — Marysville Getchell 229 strokes, Shorewood 234, Oak Harbor 279.
Individuals — 1, Chris Babcock, SW, 37 strokes; 2, David Fugate, MG, 41; 3 (tie), Gage St. John, MG, and Jamie Wright, SW, 42; 5, Elias Whitefoot, OH, 44.

At Lynnwood Golf Course

18 holes, par 65

Team scores: Everett 378 strokes, Shorecrest 417, Lynnwood 440
Individuals — 1, (tie) Heman, E, Caparas, L, 69 strokes; 3, Simpson, E, 72… Alex Stine, SC, 79, Konrad Otani, SC, 80, RJ Esserjose, SC, 85, Trent Jones, SC, 86, Nathan Hannah, SC, 87;

Girls
At Whidbey Island G&CC (par 36)

Team scores — Shorewood 88 points, Oak Harbor 70, Marysville Getchell 40.
Individuals — 1 (tie), Cassie McKinley, SW, Leete, OH, 32 points; 3, Junelle Broulette, SW, 23; 4, Roderos, OH, 17; 5, Jane Tarabochia, SW, 13; 6 (tie), Jane Tarabochia SW, Jennifer Thompson, SW, Schwartz MG 12… Rachel Miller 8… Alex Ashleman, SC, 3.



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Whidbey Island Bank and Jasper Hill honored at annual Center for Human Services Gala

Thursday, March 29, 2012



The Center for Human Services held its annual Community Connections Dinner Auction and Gala on March 24th at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

"Over 300 people attended the event and enjoyed the good food, auction excitement, and celebration of the work that is done by CHS."

The Dorrit Pealy Awards, given to the organization and individual recognized for outstanding support of CHS and the community, were presented to Whidbey Island Bank and Jasper Hill.

According to Executive Director Beratta Gomillion, 
"The fundraiser was a huge success and fun for everyone who attended. CHS thanks all the businesses and individuals who supported the event by being sponsors , purchasing ads, donating items for the auction, or contributing financially to the agency."

Next year’s Gala is scheduled for March 23, 2013.

The Center for Human Services is a community-based nonprofit youth and family services agency that has been a resource to children, youth, adults and families since 1970. It is located in North City on 15th NE.


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Deadline approaching to apply for scholarships at Shoreline Community College

The deadlines for Shoreline Community College scholarship applications for the 2012-2013 school year are soon.

Applications and information can be found on the SCC Foundation website.
  • The majority of deadlines are April 6, 2012.
  • Applications specific to High School Graduating Seniors planning on attending SCC are April 17, 2012.

Included are scholarships for both incoming students and for continuing SCC students.

For questions, contact Lynn Yaw in the SCC Foundation office, room 1005, 206-533-6783.



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Shoreline Library - April 2012 activities

Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th Street
Shoreline 98155
206-362-7550
April 2012 Events

Children and Families

Young Toddler Story Times
Tuesday, April 3 and 24, 10:15am
Ages 12 to 24 months with adult.
Toddler Story Times
Tuesday, April 3 and 24, 11am
Ages 2 to 3 with adult.
KidsRead!
Tuesday, April 3, 10 and 17, 4-6pm
Ages 5 to 12.
Parents, help your beginning or struggling reader to increase their literacy skills! Elementary-school age kids are invited to stop by the library to practice reading with a local teen.
Pajamarama Family Story Times
Tuesday, April 3 and 24, 7pm
All young children welcome with adult.
Preschool Story Times
Wednesday, April 4 and 25, 10:30am
Ages 3 to 6 with adult.
Baby Story Times
Wednesday, April 4 and 25, Noon
Newborn to 12 months with adult.
Korean Story Times
Friday, April 6, 13 and 20, 10:15am
Ages 3 to 6 with adult.
Chinese Story Times
Friday, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, Noon
Ages 3 to 6 with adult.
Spanish Story Times
Friday, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 1:30pm
Ages 3 to 6 with adult.
Preschool Dance Party!
Friday, April 20, 11am
Ages 3 and older with adult.
Draw, Paint and Write in a Nature Journal
Tuesday, April 24, 1:30pm
Presented by Molly Hashimoto.
Ages 8 and older.
Learn to draw, paint and write about the Spring season. All supplies will be provided.
Register at the library or online beginning April 10.
Ready-Set-Read
If you are in elementary school, take the Reading Challenge! Read at least 20 minutes per day for 20 days and choose a new paperback book at your community library.
Forms are available at the library.

Teens

Game On!
Wednesday, April 4 and 18, 4-6pm
Play video games at the library.
Study Zone
Sundays-Thursdays, 5-7pm, when school is in session
Grades K-12.
Drop-in during scheduled Study Zone hours for free homework help from volunteer tutors.
Read Three, Get One Free
Read three books, write three thoughtful reviews and get a prize book...free!
Pick up a form at the Information Desk.
Shoreline Teen Advisory Board
Join the Teen Advisory Board and make decisions about what happens in your library.
Ask at the Information Desk for dates and times.

Adults

Tax Help
Thursday, April 5 and 12, 4:30-8pm
Saturday, April 7 and 14, Noon-4pm
Free tax assistance is provided by AARP/IRS. Bring your last year’s tax return. Electronic filing will be available.
No registration or appointments.
eReader and Digital Downloads Demo
Monday, April 9, 4pm
Wednesday, April 25, 3pm
Learn how to download KCLS eBooks to your eReader or computer during this Digital Downloads demonstration.
Shoreline Library Book Discussion Group
Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
Monday, April 9, 7pm
Work for Yourself
Monday, April 23, 4pm
Do you think you would like to start a business? Wondering how to go about it? Learn the resources that are available to you through the Small Business Administration and the steps in starting a business.
Opera Preview: Madama Butterfly
Thursday, April 26, 7pm
Join Norm Hollingshead for an exciting preview of Madama Butterfly.
STARS Workshop
Empathy and Solutions vs. Anger and Consequences
Saturday, April 28, 10:30am-12:30pm
Presented by Kathy Slattengren, M.Ed., Priceless Parenting.
Explore using empathy and solutions versus anger and consequences in response to children’s misbehavior.
Please register beginning April 14.
Book a Librarian
Free 30-minute appointments to help you with your information needs.
Please call the library to schedule an appointment, 206.362.7550.
Computer Classes
Inquire at the Information Desk for dates and times.
SCORE Counseling
Volunteers from SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) are available by appointment to advise current and future small business owners.
Please call 206.362.7550 or stop by the Information Desk to make an appointment.
SHIBA Counseling
Volunteers from SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) will offer free individual counseling in English and Chinese.
Please call 206.362.7550 or stop by the Information Desk to make an appointment.
Talk Time
Mondays, 7-8:45pm
Wednesdays, 10am-Noon
Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.
Citizenship Workshop
Tuesdays, 7pm
Get free individualized help with all stages of the process for becoming a United States citizen.



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Structure fire in Lake Forest Park early Thursday morning

House fire on Edwater Lane in Lake Forest Park
Photo courtesy Northshore Fire

The Northshore Fire Department was dispatched at 2:37am on Thursday, March 29, 2012 to a house fire at the 14500 block of Edgewater Lane NE. A neighbor saw smoke and flames coming from the house that was under construction and called 911 to report the fire. The Northshore firefighters were assisted by personnel from Shoreline Fire Department.

Upon arrival, firefighters saw flames from the roof of the home and attacked the fire defensively. The fire was under control in approximately 30 minutes. A King County Fire Investigator and the Northshore Fire Department Fire Marshal are still investigating the cause of the fire, but report that it does not appear to be suspicious.

There were no firefighter or civilian injuries.



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Girl Scout troop donates cookies to St. Vincent de Paul food pantry

Troop 52283 in the St. Vincent de Paul pantry
Photo courtesy Troop 52283


Girl Scout Troop 52283 from St Luke in Shoreline, led by Maria Kearney, recently donated 90 boxes of cookies to the St. Vincent de Paul Society pantry. 

While they were conducting cookie sales to support the Girl Scout organization, they offered buyers the opportunity to donate cookies not only to St. Vincent de Paul, but to be sent to our military overseas.

"Nothing says home like Girl Scout cookies."

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Shoreline speakers series: Jenny Pell on April 12

Jenny Pell

Jenny Pell will speak on the Topic: Beacon Food Forest on Thursday, April 12, 2012, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Shoreline City Hall - Council Chambers.


In January, the City kicked off a five-month speaker series on themes related to the City's Comprehensive Plan Update. Each month, a speaker will present a topic relating to the Comprehensive Plan component that will be before the Planning Commission. The third speaker, Jenny Pell, will focus on Food Forests. The event will be from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Shoreline City Council Chambers.

Jenny Pell is a permaculture designer, consultant and teacher, living in Seattle, WA. Recent projects in the Pacific NW include Seattle's Beacon Food Forest, a 7-acre permaculture project on public land right in the center of the city, a 60-acre small farms and permaculture incubator project outside Portland, OR, and most recently a 2-acre food forest and permaculture demonstration garden at Evergreen State College in Olympia.

Jenny and a group of colleagues recently launched a new venture in Seattle called Honeyscapes - designing and installing pollinator landscapes that include honeybee hives, mason bee habitat and extensive bee forage plantings for both insectaries and nectaries. Honeyscapes include beautiful hedgerows of perennial flowers and shrubs, some of them with delicious fruits, that serve many functions - habitat, pollen, bee and bird forage, berries for people, cut flowers, attracting beneficial insects, and helping increase yields in our vegetable gardens and urban orchards.

Tropical permaculture is another passion - Jenny has worked in Central America and Hawaii, and is expecting the head to Suriname this year to bring permaculture whole systems design to a series of new villages being built over the next 5 years.

Following each speaker's presentation, attendees will be invited to mingle and share ideas with staff and other participants. These ideas will be transformed into new goals and policies for the Comprehensive Plan that will guide future decisions made by City officials and staff. The Comprehensive Plan is the primary tool used by local governments to guide decisions regarding the use of land, housing, transportation, community design, economic development, infrastructure and natural resources.

This topic is related to the Natural Environment Element, which will be discussed at Planning Commission on April 5th. To see the proposed Comprehensive Plan goals, policies and analysis for this new Element, please visit the Planning Commission webpage after March 22.

For more information, visit the 2012 Comprehensive Plan Update web page.

Jenny's Websites

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Jessyn Farrell running for 46th Legislative District House Seat

Jessyn Farrell
running for House in the 46th

Press release from the Jessyn Farrell Campaign

Raised in 46th and graduate of local public schools and UW, Farrell will focus on quality public K-12 and higher education, transportation and transit infrastructure, and protecting health care access for women and kids

SEATTLE— Transportation leader, attorney and environmental advocate Jessyn Farrell has announced that she will run for the State House of Representatives in the 46th Legislative District, representing the neighborhoods of Northeast Seattle and cities of Lake Forest Park and Kenmore.

Farrell, a Democrat, grew up in the Lake City neighborhood and attended schools in Lake Forest Park and Shoreline. She now lives near Children’s Hospital with her husband Tim and their two young children. She is the former Executive Director of Transportation Choices Coalition, a statewide non-profit that advocates for expanded bus, light rail and other transportation options. In addition, Farrell, 38, is an attorney specializing in mediation and environmental advocacy, and a former Seattle-based AmeriCorps volunteer.

“Each of us has a role to play in building a strong, supportive community. That's what I learned growing up,” said Farrell. “Now, with young kids of our own, we are instilling those same values of public service and community.” Farrell continued, “ We need more moms in Olympia fighting for great schools, access to health care, and safe, efficient transportation options.”

Farrell notes several factors that motivate her to seek the 46th District House seat, including the retirement of several high profile women from theLegislature, the escalating national and state-wide debates over women’s health care, and persistent attacks on basic environmental protections.

“In Olympia, we need champions who will stand up and defend our rights and freedoms for family planning and health care access,” said Farrell. “At the federal and state level, we are seeing threats to our progress and a slow erosion of our rights. I’ll bring needed new energy and conviction to this fight.”

Farrell opposes recent efforts by State Senate Republicans to cut funding for K-12 and higher education, and will make this a priority in her first term.

“I am a proud product of local public schools and the University of Washington. I want my kids to be able to attend excellent neighborhood schools and public universities too,” said Farrell. “Look at our state's astounding economic, environmental, and cultural successes over recent decades, and try to imagine how we'd have done it if we were cutting education along the way. It's bad policy. We need to plan for success over the long term, not failure.”

Farrell has over a decade of coalition building and effective leadership in the fields of sustainable transportation and land use. “Over the past ten years, I've been fortunate to work with great people from labor, business, and environmental backgrounds on transportation and land use issues. We've broken political gridlock, unleashed investments, and improved our environment. We've placed Washington at the the forefront of environmental quality,” said Farrell. “Given our economic challenges, this is no time to stop thinking about how we can use each dollar most efficiently and effectively. Transit-friendly communities promote a healthy economy and healthy lives, and make great sense as priority investments.”

Farrell will announce a formal kickoff event soon, and will be knocking on doors throughout the district.

“Right now we're building a strong campaign team, securing endorsements and getting out to see neighbors and friends throughout the district,” said Farrell. “I grew up here, and it's great to see old friends and meet new ones--listening to the priorities and concerns of the people I hope to represent.” Her experience as an independent policy advocate at the state level provides Farrell a leg up in the race for the 46th. “I'll work hard from Day 1on the issues that are important to the residents of the 46th District. It’s going to be an exciting campaign to bring new voices and energy to Olympia.”

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Cold beer, bingo, and karaoke on 2nd Fridays at the Senior Center

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Photo by Jon Ann Cruver
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center has continued to hold its very popular Karaoke-Bingo nights on the 2nd Friday of each month. The community is welcome.

The next event is Friday, April 13, 2012.

"Have you been thinking about giving Karaoke a try? Well at the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center we have paired Karaoke and BINGO together to provide a night of fun.

"The evening begins with a couple of Karaoke songs and then we play a couple of BINGO games. There is fun and great food for only a $10.00 admission which includes a packet for 8 bingo games.

"Cold beer and wine are sold, and there is plenty of food and soft drinks offered; ages 21 and over."

Make your reservations in advance by calling 206 365-1536 - the event frequently sell out. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. and BINGO starts at 7:00 p.m.  21 and over.

The Senior Center is located at 18560 1st Ave NE # 1  Shoreline, WA 98155, 206-365-1536.


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Shoreline CC Softball routs Edmonds CC 12-1 and 15-0

Chelsea Lindroth had 7 RBIs on the day.
Photo by Wilson Tsoi

The Lady Dolphin Softball Team opened NWAACC Northern Region play with a easy sweep of the Edmonds Community College Tritons on Tuesday at the Edmonds CC Sports Complex.

The undermanned Tritons were not sure they could even field a team until Tuesday morning, as they added a 9th player before the game.

SCC put ECC away in the first game in the 4th inning, breaking up a somewhat tight 4-1 game with an 8 run inning. Nicole Reyling led SCC with 3 doubles in the game and scored 2 runs. Chelsea Lindroth had a 3 run triple and one more RBI to drive in four runs for Shoreline as well. Alia Kelly picked up the win on the mound for the Dolphins while striking out 5.

Nikki Reyling had 3 doubles in the first game
Photo by Wilson Tsoi

In the second game, SCC did not score in the 1st inning, but scored 5 in the second and 10 in the 3rd to win the game, as Edmonds stop the game at that point.

4 SCC players had 2 hits each with Sophia Overstock-Pauley having 2 doubles as did Catelyn Ward. Chelsea Lindroth drove in another 3 runs to give her 7 for the day. Sophia Overlock-Pauley pitched two shutout innings for the win.

SCC is now 7-6-2 on the year, 2-0 in the region. SCC plays again next Tuesday vs Douglas College in Vancouver, BC. Douglas is a member of the NWAACC Northern Region in softball (and baseball). SCC plays its first region home game on April 10th, vs region power and rival, Bellevue College.




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Coffee, Community and Congress

“30 in 30: Coffee, Community and Congress”

Andrew Hughes, candidate for U.S. Congress, is making the month of April entirely about coming together as a community, and invites you to be a part of it!

In order to connect with the neighborhood communities of the 7th Congressional District, the Andrew Hughes for Congress Campaign is launching a "30 in 30: Coffee, Community and Congress" series. Between April 1 and April 30, Andrew will travel to 30 local coffee shops in 30 neighborhoods to meet community members, discuss issues of importance and trade thoughts about how to make our Congress accountable, connected, civil and effective.

As part of this series, Andrew will be at Laughing Ladies CafĂ© located at 17551 15th Avenue NE on Monday, April 2nd, 2012, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM. 

Please join us for casual conversation, whether for just a moment or for the morning.


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TONI & GUY Hairdressing Academy makes Final Four in March Can Drive for Hopelink

Toni and Guy employees load food collected during the week
Photo courtesy TONIandGUY

TONI and GUY is the only business west of the lake still in the competition

REDMOND, WA – TONIandGUY Hairdressing Academy, located in Gateway Plaza at 185th and Aurora, has advanced to the final four in Hopelink’s March Can Drive competition to help stock the agency’s food banks, bringing in 612 pounds for a 3-week total of 1,902 pounds of food.

The Shoreline business faces Guild Mortgage of Kirkland in this week’s competition, with the winner advancing to the final round.


In the third week of the contest, TONIandGUY Hairdressing Academy eliminated Jake’s Kirkland/Life is Good, while Guild Mortgage aced out Kirkland’s Hallmark Realty. 

Defending champ Hancock’s Bakery in Redmond eliminated 180 Degrees Chiropractic and faces Redmond Chamber of Commerce this week, who knocked off Redmond Athletic Club.

To ensure that businesses of all sizes are able to compete on a level playing field, the competition uses a unique scoring system: the total pounds of food donated by a business are divided by the total number of employees, resulting in a competitive “score.”

The 8 businesses competing in week 3 collected a total of 3,685 pounds of food and $134 in cash, bringing the total for the campaign so far to 13,140 pounds and $2,011.

Hopelink’s third annual competition is patterned after the national spring college basketball tournament, matching businesses in weekly contests to see which one can bring in the most food. Teams are bracketed together in pairs and one winner from each 2-member bracket advances to the following week.

Businesses set to face off in the final four:

  • Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce
  • Guild Mortgage, Kirkland
  • Hancock's Bakery, Redmond
  • TONIandGUY Hairdressing Academy, Shoreline

Shoreline and Lake Forest Park residents wishing to contribute can bring non-perishable food items or money to the Academy during business hours.




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Cascade K-8 Community School - new name for a redefined mission for Room Nine

Originating in Room Nine at Parkwood Elementary School in 1974, the Shoreline School District’s only alternative school has long been known as a place for parent involvement. While the former name, “Room Nine Community School,” reflected the school’s original location 38 years ago, the new name, “Cascade K-8 Community School,” showcases its mission as an increasingly innovative and collaborative K-8 school that serves all of the District.

The Shoreline School Board unanimously endorsed the name change at its March 19 meeting.

“We have spent a lot of time working to redefine our mission over the last few years,” said Trinh Pham, program manager for Cascade K-8. “We felt it was time for a name change so that we could reflect our new vision to the larger community.”

Cascade K-8 Community School offers:
  • Outdoor educational camps for every student at every grade level
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) program as a core component in middle school
  • Exciting hands-on learning in multi-age classrooms
  • Collaborative partnership between families and the school, which creates a strong and vibrant community
  • Opportunities to participate in Music, Lego Robotics, Cultural Explorations, Boeing Engineering Activities, Ceramics, Computer Animation, Community Service, just to name a few
  • A culture of innovation, curiosity, and academic excellence


Cascade K-8 Community School carefully prepares the whole student for life as an active, productive participant in the global community through 8th grade and beyond.

The Middle School at Cascade K-8 (grades 6-8) has recently implemented the STEAM program, infusing the school’s already strong Arts emphasis into a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

The STEAM program at Cascade K-8 helps students gain the skills required to succeed in today’s challenging world. DesignMaker, a course in the STEAM program, uses hands-on projects with practical applications that require students to think critically, solve complex problems, and drive advancements in science, math, arts and technology. Designing solutions to real problems and testing the effectiveness creates excitement about learning, particularly in the crucial STEM-related fields. In conjunction with STEAM, the Journey Middle School continues to learn other subjects and use district-wide curricula.

To learn more about Cascade K-8 Community School, call the office at 206-393-4180 and schedule a tour. Find out what Cascade K-8’s students and families have already discovered about math, science, technology, engineering, art, community and the joy of learning.



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April Appetizer and Dessert Potluck and SWEL Timebank Orientation


Wednesday, April 11, 2012
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Lake Forest Park Library
17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park, 98155
(inside Lake Forest Park Town Center, lower level, below Third Place Books)

Come meet SWEL Timebank members, meet other people interested in timebanking, and ask any questions you may have. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share!

If you are interested in joining the SWEL Timebank, please bring these three items:

A completed application (found on our website)
Picture ID
Phone numbers for two personal references

Feel free to share this email widely among your friends and networks!

Let us know if you have any questions or comments.

We hope to see you soon,





What are timebanks?
There are over 100 successful timebanks in the United States, including the Eastside Timebank, which serves the cities of Kirkland, Redmond, and Bellevue. Timebanks use a low overhead, self-organizing internet based system to help people exchange their talents and passions with other members so that they can enjoy the necessities and niceties of life. Read more.

How do timebanks work? 
 An hour you spend doing something for a SWEL Timebank member goes into the bank as one time hour. You can then use this time hour having another SWEL member do something for you.

Timebanking is different than bartering because you can provide a service to one member and receive a service from someone else. All services are tax-exempt, and each hour of service is of equal value.



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Honors at state DECA convention for both public high schools

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Shorecrest DECA Team
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

Shorecrest and Shorewood High School were honored for their recent performances at the state DECA convention in Bellevue.

Six Shorewood students qualified for the international DECA competition in Salt Lake City.

Joonbo Rhie, Danielle Norsby, and Dusty Benson have qualified for the international competition in the Student Store event. Joining them will be Bonnie Beam (Advertising Campaign Plan) and Natalie Aw and Stephanie Chan (Learn and Earn Business Plan).

The following students received honors as event finalists (one step away from making it to the international competition).

Shorecrest finalists Tugular Bayarsaikhan, Sierra Noland & Hassan El Zein
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

From Shorecrest:
Sports and Entertainment Marketing: Hassan El Zein and Tuguldur Bayarsaikhan
Principles of Marketing: Sierra Noland

From Shorewood:
Human Resource Management: Luke Triemstra and Ruthie Wabula
Team Sports and Entertainment Marketing Management: Cameron Sterne and Josh Hawkinson
Team Travel and Tourism Marketing Management: Tracy Peng and Emiko Yamada
Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan: Trevor Cronin and Greg Lobo
Professional Selling: Hunter Nelson

According to Wikipedia, "DECA, (also known as Collegiate DECA on the college level) is an international association of students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality, and marketing sales and service. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe."




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