City Council says farewell to City Manager Julie Underwood

Monday, September 30, 2013

From left, Julie Underwood, Councilmembers Will Hall, Doris McConnell, Mayor Keith McGlashan,
Councilmember Chris Eggan, Jesse Salomon, Shari Winstead, Chris Roberts

The Shoreline City Council hosted a reception for departing City Manager Julie Underwood on Monday, September 30, before the regular City Council meeting.

During the meeting, Council members presented Julie with a clock and praised her for the work she had done in Shoreline both as Assistant Manager and City Manager.

Underwood made a statement as a prequel to her regular report, listing the major projects which had been accomplished while she was at the City and saying how honored she was to have been part of the growth of the city.

She and her family are moving to California, where her husband has a new job.


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Free pet adoptions at Seattle Humane Friday-Sunday

Coco is up for adoption at Seattle Humane


Adoption fees are waived for all cats, dogs, and critters at Seattle Humane Society Oct. 4-6. Come by the shelter in Bellevue to adopt a dog, cat, puppy, kitten, bunny or critter for FREE. Adoption fees will be waived for one weekend only during the Adoption Blitz. Offer valid for pets listed online and all pets at the shelter.

Last year, a record-setting 300 pets were adopted during Seattle Humane’s free pet adoption fair. Kick-off the fall season with a new furry friend and help the shelter reach a new life-saving record!

The Seattle Humane Society has adoptable pets in all shapes and sizes and strives to match every person with the furry friend who is the best fit for their family. All dogs and cats are vaccinated, microchipped, health-checked and spay/neutered. Dogs are temperament-tested and most dog adoptions come with a six-week obedience training course. All dogs and cats 13 years of age and under will receive one month of free pet insurance.

Please note that collars, leashes and pet carriers are not provided. You can bring your own or purchase these items at Seattle Humane, with proceeds benefiting the animals in our care.

See a selection of adoptable animals and visit even more in person at 13212 SE Eastgate Way in Bellevue (near the junction of I-90 and I-405). Seattle Humane is open from 11am to 8pm Fri.-Sat. and 11am to 6pm on Sunday.


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Meta-fiction workshop at Third Place Commons Tuesday


Meta-fiction Workshop  7-9pm

Tuesday, October 1, 8

Often referred to as fiction that is aware of itself, authors sometimes choose meta-fiction to bypass their characters and narrators’ voices and address their readers directly. Instructor Douglas Smith introduces the technical aspects, and engages participants in an exercise to manipulate existing prose in the interest of making it meta. For more information about this free workshop, contact the instructor.

Third Place Commons, next to Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park Town Center at the corner of Ballinger Way and Bothell Way.


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Chamber Business Fair & Membership Luncheon, Wed, Oct. 9, Highland Ice Arena



The Shoreline Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to an October Chamber "Business Fair" to be held at the Highland Ice Arena in their upstairs space. This event is open and freee to the public.

October 9, 11am to 2pm with lunch served from 12pm to 12:45pm 

In an on-going effort to support and promote business in Shoreline and Chamber of Commerce members, the Chamber will be hosting its second "Business Fair Luncheon".  Business Fair tables are limited to Chamber members at this event.

Come to meet and greet some of the businesses in the Shoreline area. You do not have to be a member to join us for lunch but reservations must be made and paid for ($20) by Monday, Oct. 7.

To reserve your spot for lunch send an email to the Chamber or register on-line with a credit card.  


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Vandalism at Brugger's Bog

Vandalized picnic table in Brugger's Bog
Photo by Nancy Moreyra

Neighbors in the Ballinger Neighborhood were dismayed to see the severe vandalism that was done to one of the picnic tables at Brugger's Bog.

Sometime during the last two weeks, the park picnic table was completely destroyed and litter scattered about. The vandalism was pretty intense as the bolts holding the table together were removed and the strong metal support bars were bent.

Neighbors were concerned that this kind of vandalism was possible because of the heavy brush that prevents visibility from 25th, Ballinger Way, or nearby properties.

They reported the damage to the City Parks department, which replaced the table within two days with a stronger and heavier version. In addition, Parks Maintenance Superintendent Kirk Petersen said that the department will soon be cutting back some of the blackberries and invasive plants to increase visibility and alleviate some of the safety concerns. 


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Issue statement from Lake Forest Park Council candidate Edgar Escandar


Lake Forest Park City Council candidate Edgar Escandar is running against Mark Phillips for the position that Councilman Don Fiene now holds.
       
Here is a statement on campaign issues from Escandar:

Edgar Escandar

Imagine that LFP government is an extension of you. Relevant to your life, on your terms. 

Imagine seamlessly searching, accessing information important to you, participating, giving positive feedback and having meaningful dialog with City staff and council, in real-time - in exactly the same way you do with friends, family and businesses you patronize. 

This is Rethinking LFP city government.

Lake Forest Park is your City. You are paying for it. You have the right to lesser bureaucracy, updated government that works for you, one you want to connect and collaborate with, participate and contribute to. 

City needs feedback from thousands, not just the same few. I believe all the talent and wisdom to solve challenges facing LFP is its citizenry, especially its young brilliant tech natives.

It's time for you to be an active citizen. Take ownership. Stand up. Vote. Connect. Collaborate. 

This is my vision of the future, better LFP.


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Pro Shoreline meeting Oct 23 to hear updates from City



Pro Shoreline will hold a General Meeting on October 23, 2013, 7:00pm at the Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street, Shoreline 98155.

Debbie Tarry, Assistant City Manager for the City of Shoreline will provide updates on the following topics. 

  1. Ronald Wastewater District
  2. Light Rail
  3. Aurora Square/Community Renewal Area
  4. Ronald Methodist Housing
  5. Community College Housing  
  6. Point Wells Update

The community is invited to come learn more and discuss these important issues.


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Outdoor Movie Night: neighborhoods thank the sponsors

Over 650 people enjoyed the evening
Photo by Ilene Bongo


The neighborhoods of Ballinger, Meridian Park and North City want to thank our commercial sponsors for the 5th annual Outdoor Movie Night held on August 24, 2013.

Games, activities, and face painting for the kids
Photo by Ilene Bongo

We had a record turnout of over 650 people who enjoyed a beautiful evening of music and games before the showing of Madagascar 3. The neighborhood businesses that made this evening possible were;

Staking out front row seats and having dinner
Photo by Ilene Bongo

Smart Service Subaru
Jack Malek of Windermere
Pediatric PT and OT
The Bounty
Golden Bow Flowers
Sunis Pizza
Scott Sherman Auto Repair
Jersey's Resturant
Health Chiropractic
North City Bistro
North City Safeway
Starbucks


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Shorecrest takes undefeated tennis record into Wednesday match at Everett

Chris Sato
Photo by Ned Sato
The Shorecrest boys’ tennis team takes an undefeated record into a Wednesday match at Everett after a 6-1 victory at Marysville Getchell Monday.

The victory Monday gave the Scots a 9-0 overall record (6-0 Wesco 3A) as it started the fourth week of season play,

Shorecrest and Everett meet at 3:30pm at Clark Park in Everett, with junior varsity teams from the two schools playing at the same time at Shorecrest’s home Kellogg Middle School courts.

In the Monday victory over Marysville Getchell, the Scots won all six contested matches, losing the No. 3 doubles match by default. The Shorecrest junior varsity also scored a 6-1 victory over Marysville Getchell in a match at Kellogg Middle School.

Co-coach Suzanne Monson said Saturday that the team is enjoying focused performances from players at all levels of the roster.

Andrew Copsey
Photo by Ned Sato
Last week, the Scots locked up 7-0 wins over Marysville-Pilchuck and Mountlake Terrace paced by its deep lineup. Sophomore Emahd Khan tallied a 6-1, 6-0 at No. 2 singles and a 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 singles while senior teammate Brady Dixon finished his debut No. 4 singles outing in his Terrace matchup with a 7-5, 4-6, 10-4 win.

Seniors Andrew Copsey and Chris Sato continued their roll at No. 1 doubles with 6-0, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-0 wins over Terrace and Pilchuck, respectively.

Strength by Nishaant Limaye, Daniel Wacker, Nick North and Nick Shively at both singles and doubles continues to give the Scots depth and flexibility, according to co-coachBarry Majorowicz.

After meeting Everett Wednesday, Shorecrest plays host to Stanwood Friday.

Shorecrest 6, Marysville Getchell 1
At Marysville Getchell High School, Monday, Sept. 30

Singles—

Nishaant Limaye (SC) def. Ryan Clauson (MG) 6-1, 6-0;
Andrew Copsey (SC) def. Tristan Hassler (MG) 6-1, 6-1;
Chris Sato (SC) def. Nathan Kelley (MG) 6-1, 6-1;
Emahd Kahn (SC) def. Danyon Heacock (MG) 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles—

Nick North-Nick Shively (SC) def. Yefimets-Gonzalez (MG) 6-0, 6-1;
Dan Wacker-Jon Coon (SC) def. N. Hoorn-J. Bui 6-1, 6-2;
Jacob Wiederstrom-Alex Ha (MG) win by default.


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Man accused of killing SCC Prof. Troy Wolff pleads not guilty


According to our news partner, The Seattle Times,

The man accused of killing Shoreline Community College Professor Troy Wolff in an uprovoked knife attack Sept. 13  in Pioneer Square pleaded not guilty this morning to charges of  first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. 
Donnell D. Jackson said nothing during his brief arraignment. 
He is accused of attacking Wolff's girlfriend, Kristin Ito, and then killing Wolff when he intervened. The couple had just left a Seattle Sounders match and were walking near Third Avenue South and South Jackson Street around 10:30 p.m. when they were randomly attacked by the armed stranger, police said. 
Wolff, 46, died from his injuries the following day. Ito has been released from the hospital.

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What I Said and What I Meant - workshop Oct 8 on improving cross-cultural communication


What I Said and What I Meant: Improving Cross Cultural Communication presented by Rosetta Lee on October 8, 2013 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline 98133, sponsored by The Northshore/Shoreline Community Network, C.A.R.E. Team, 

Humans communicate on many levels: spoken language, tone, body language, style and personality.  The fact that we have complex cultural identities and a host of differing past experiences increases the probability of cross-cultural miscommunication.

Since 2004, Rosetta Lee has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of issues, including cross cultural communication, identity development,, prejudice reduction and coalition building, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, relational aggression among girls, bullying in schools and gender bias in the classroom.  Rosetta has presented at numerous conferences and nonprofit organizations such as the White Privilege Conference, Junior League and City Year.

This event is free of charge, but space is limited.  Please make your reservation at:nsslnetwork@shorelineschools.org


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Rain Garden Revelry with the Lake Forest Park Stewardship Foundation



Tickets are now on sale for the LFP Stewardship Foundation dessert and wine event scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 2013. $25 tickets are available online. More information 206-361-7076.


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CRISTA Ministries announces Jacinta Tegman as President of World Concern

CRISTA Ministries is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacinta Tegman as CRISTA vice president and president of World Concern. In this role, Tegman will oversee operations for the World Concern ministry, a Christian global relief agency that extends opportunity and hope to those facing extreme poverty-related challenges throughout the world.


Jacinta Tegman, President
of World Concern
Tegman has been serving in various capacities at World Concern over the last five years, most recently as Senior Director of International Operations. In her appointment as president of World Concern she succeeds David Eller, who will be concentrating on his role as CRISTA senior vice president of international ministries and resource advancement. Following the transition, Tegman will continue to report to Eller.

“On behalf of the organization and our Board of Trustees, it is with excitement that we introduce Jacinta as the new president of our World Concern ministry,” stated CRISTA President & CEO Bob Lonac. “She has been a great asset to the ministry since her arrival, and has proven herself as the right successor to David Eller.” 

Prior to arriving at World Concern, Tegman had served as a missionary and later as an associate pastor within her two decades of ministry experience.

“I am honored and delighted to take on this leadership role within World Concern and CRISTA,” stated Tegman. “Together, the work of our talented staff and the incredible support of our donors results in lasting, sustainable change in the lives of so many living in extreme poverty. I am excited about what lies ahead for our ministry and the individuals we serve around the world.”




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Reminder: Lake Forest Park City council candidate forum Tuesday Oct 1

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lake Forest Park City Council Candidate Forum, Oct 1, 2013

The Seattle League of Women Voters is hosting a candidate forum at Third Place Commons on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7 to 9pm for the City of Lake Forest Park City Council positions.

Each candidate will make an opening statement. After the opening statements there will be a half hour of questions and answers for each of the positions. The League of Women Voters will moderate the forum.

There are four council positions in this election. The open seats are number 1, 5 and 7; Councilmember John Wright is running unopposed for re-election. Three incumbent Lake Forest Park councilmembers are retiring this year: Sandy Koppenol, Don Fiene and Robert Lee.

Candidates for the Lake Forest Park City Council positions are:

Position 1
Jason Colberg
Hilda Thompson

Position 3
John Wright

Position 5
Edgar Escandar
Mark Phillips

Position 7
Alan Kiest
John Resha

The general election is on November 5; ballots will be mailed in the middle of October. The forum is one way to help voters become informed on the issues facing Lake Forest Park and get to know the candidates running for City Council.

Candidate statements published in the Shoreline Area News can be found from the webpage. Under the Features section in the first column, look for "candidates".


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Introductory statement from an LFP Council candidate

Lake Forest Park City Council candidates Edgar Escandar and Mark Phillips are running for the position that Councilman Don Fiene now holds.


Here is a statement on campaign issues from Phillips:

Mark Phillips
Mark Phillips

I believe informed citizens are essential to a fully functioning city government. I’ve been surprised by how many of the people I’ve met while campaigning feel “in the dark” about civic matters in Lake Forest Park.

Effective communication from city hall is especially important because it is the means by which we work together on all the other issues that concern us. There are inexpensive steps the city can take right now to be better connected with the public.

We can publicize the electronic news services the city provides, and sign-up more residents. We could easily produce short, readable quarterly reports and post them on the website. What actions have been taken? What matters are coming up?

The council has agreed in principle to broadcast their meetings on our public access channel or via the city’s website – let’s move ahead with that.

Next year’s comprehensive plan update presents a special opportunity to creatively reach out to as many residents as possible and directly involve them in guiding Lake Forest Park’s future.

If I’m elected, I will pursue these and other ways to make information about local government activities more accessible, and provide more opportunities for citizen participation.


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In spite of rain, police fund raiser does well in Lake Forest Park

Dinner included salmon, potato salad, drink, ice cream
and benefitted Special Olympics
Photo by Jerry Pickard

Lake Forest Park police officers put on a salmon barbeque dinner at the Farmers' Market on Sunday to benefit the Special Olympics.

Photo by Jerry Pickard

Attendance at the market was down considerably because of the weather, and a squeaker of a Seahawks game, but officers were pleased with their turn out and felt that they met their fund-raising goal.

Jerry Pickard was there around 3pm and they were still in full swing.


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Introductory statement from an unopposed incumbent Shoreline Water commissioner


Incumbent Shoreline Water District Commissioner Larry Schoonmaker is running unopposed for re-election in November. Here is his introductory statement: 

Larry Schoonmaker
Larry Schoonmaker

It has been my honor to serve as your Water District Commissioner for the past seven years and I would like to ask for your vote again.

My involvement began when a neighbor suggested that I consider running as a water district commissioner because, as he put it, “You’ve got good business sense, you ask meaningful questions, and you’re always able to explain the issues that are relevant to a water district.” Thanks to that neighbor, I’ve served as a water district commissioner for 17 years, first in Burien and most recently for Shoreline Water District.

During this time, I’ve worked to ensure wise and prudent use of your money, established proactive emergency procedures and helped secure low-interest loans to manage ongoing water system upgrades.

As a small business owner for over twenty years, I know the importance of honesty and open communications. As a board member of the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, I understand how important it is to give back to the community in order to help it thrive and grow.

I pledge to continue to seek what’s best for all of our ratepayers with the proven knowledge and experience I’ve demonstrated as your commissioner.


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Shorewood takes 5-1 soccer record into Tuesday home match with Mountlake Terrace after Thursday victory over Glacier Peak

The Shorewood girls’ soccer team takes a 5-1 record (2-1 Western Conference 3A) into a Tuesday home match with Mountlake Terrace after a Thursday 4-0 home victory over Glacier Peak.

Shorewood and Mountlake Terrace meet at 7:30pm Tuesday at Shoreline Stadium, with junior varsity teams from the two schools playing at 5:30pm.

Against Glacier Peak, Shorewood started out with some strong attacking and a couple of good shots in the first 15 minutes.

Gradually Glacier Peak started to even the game out and had some chances of its own.

Finally at the 31st minute Carrie Jensen scored with an assist from Mikayla Morgan for a 1-0 Shorewood halftime lead.

Right away in the second half, Shorewood had a breakaway opportunity but was denied by a diving save.

At the 54th minute, Emma McIntosh scored on an assist from Jensen. Then at the 60th minute Christine Donnan scored the first of her two goals on an assist from McIntosh, then unassisted at the 79th minute to make the final score 4-0.

Ariel Garay was in goal for Shorewood.

Shorewood Season Scoring

Player

Goals
Assists
Points

Zoe Vincini

5
1
11

Lisa Jensen

2
1
5

Emma Macintosh

2
1
5

Salyna McDonald

1
3
5

Christine Donnan

2
0
4

Sienna Helland

2
0
4

Carrie Jensen

1
2
4

Melissa London

0
1
1

Mikayla Morgan

0
1
1

Totals

15
10
40

Goalkeeper

Shutouts

 
 Ariel Garay

3

 




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Quick Start Shoreline continues on Tuesday, Oct 1


Please join us on Tuesday October 1, 2014 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N.

Quick-Start Shoreline is presented by Shoreline Community College Small Business Accelerator and the City of Shoreline. These workshops are designed to be helpful for start-up, existing or potential business owners. Sessions are free and open to the public.


Unique Profit Center Secrets Using QuickBooks Revealed: Part II
(continued from the previous week)

Description

Most companies use QuickBooks as an electronic checkbook and they know it will do so much more if they just knew how to use it effectively.

There are a few Key Performance Indicator Reports in QuickBooks that once you understand them can set your cash flow and profit to soar to new heights!
Attendees can expect to...

Leave with an understanding how to setup QuickBooks to show The Five Key Performance Indicator Reports that are the gateway to Unique Profit Centers.

And you will come away with better understanding of why Job Profitability Reports, Profit / Loss and Balance Sheet Statements can actually help you run your business more effectively and put more money in the bank to operate and grow your business.

Randal DeHart
will be the presentor
Top reasons you should attend...

Some Of The Key Points We Will Cover
  • Business Tactics Vs. Business Strategy
  • Seven Of Dr. Deming’s Fourteen Points
  • First Three QuickBooks Primary Profit Centers
  • Calculate Your Employee Fully Burdened Labor Cost
  • Calculate What Ten Minutes Wastes Costs Your Company
  • Five Easy Processes To Streamline Production
  • Calculate Cost For Streamlining Production
  • Calculate Return On Investment For Streamlining Production
  • Learn How To Earn Massive Interest On Your Payables
  • Discover The Key Performance Indicator Reports

You can leave with a better understanding of what QuickBooks financial reports can do to help you operate and grow your business more effectively and put more money in the bank.


Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. He is the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for small construction companies across the USA. He is experienced as a Contractor, Project Management Professional, Construction Accountant, Intuit ProAdvisor and QuickBooks For Contractors Expert. This combination of experience and skill sets provides a unique perspective which allows him to see the world through the eyes of a contractor, Project Manager, Accountant and construction accountant. This quadruple understanding is what sets him apart from other Intuit ProAdvisors and accountants to the benefit of all of the construction contractors he serves across the USA. Visit his website to learn more.


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Local businesswoman follows her heart

Lotus by Shiva is an online business
run by Edmonds resident Shiva Riddell

“Exercise your inner and outer strength, your beauty, your steadfastness and your open heart.”

By Barb Swan

Penned recently on the Lotus by Shiva Facebook page, this self-reflection is perhaps the easiest way to understand the extraordinary entrepreneur, Shiva Riddell. Stepping forward into unchartered ventures by following her heart, never being afraid to learn new skills, following her passions and living up to an ideal of inner beauty are just a few of the characteristics that have guided Shiva as she launched her new business, Lotus by Shiva.

Scarf exhibit at a trunk show
The Edmonds resident travels the globe to find regional artisans, breaks down language and cultural barriers and brings unique fashion accessories back to the local marketplaces so women can incorporate beauty and grace from a worldwide perspective. Combining a passion for travel and the beauty found in diverse cultures, Shiva personally selects unique and mostly handmade accessories by artisans and designers from around the globe – many of them women from small villages who are working to sustain their own living. Her goal is to bring hidden talent to light while supporting hard working, undiscovered artisans. Humbled by the resilience of the human spirit in the face of hardship, she has named her business: Lotus by Shiva.

For Shiva this is more than just a business venture; a proponent of lifelong learning, embracing change and personal growth, Shiva has always wanted to be an entrepreneur. Her commitment for enhancing both body and soul, combined with her belief that travel lends to an appreciation of life, love and personal growth are the perfect motivations for her line of quality ladies accessories.

Lotus by Shiva passed its first year anniversary in May 2013, and with it celebrated a fantastic milestone and successful year. Shiva adores sharing her sparkling personality and inner beauty with others and assisting women in “dressing up their own inner and outer beauty with accessories.”

Bracelets designed by Shiva

Shiva received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from The University of British Columbia and her Master’s in Education from the University of Washington. She has been a fitness trainer at Harbor Square in Edmonds for over ten years assisting clients in realizing both their inner and outer strength. Her trilling laughter is an antidote to her steely resolve – yet another trait that she is finding useful in running her own business.

Shiva is never unadorned in her own personal life – whether she is hiking with her husband and two children, entertaining her extended family, cooking her native Persian foods, teaching Yoga or working with her private clients at Harbor Square – she is a living example of how to accessorize an outfit with grace and style. She also is an example of a beautiful spirit and open heart – accessorizing models in a fashion show from which proceeds will benefit DAWN (Domestic Abuse Women’s Network) at the C’est La Vie fashion show in Renton on September 26th and frequently donating to charities which benefit the health of women and children.

Rings from a California artisan
As her business and inventory expands, Shiva has begun to design her own jewelry and scarf accessories and work with her artisan contacts in different countries to produce custom accessory lines. From high mountain silk artisans in Japan to the weavers of Istanbul and Cambodia and the silver workers of Mexico or India – boxes of beautifully crafted fabrics and sparkly jeweled accessories are arriving at her warehouse weekly, and being incorporated into her ever changing inventory.

Lotus by Shiva is currently available through the website, through private Trunk Shows and at a few local retailers. Go to the Lotus by Shiva Facebook page to sign up for fashion alerts and new product previews.

Corrected and updated 09-30-2013 4:34pm

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Confident Communicators Toastmasters Club celebrates 25 years on Oct 2

The Confident Communicators Toastmasters Club is celebrating 25 years as a Toastmasters club and is inviting the community to its celebration.

Whether you're a former member, a one-time guest, or even if you are just curious about Toastmasters, you are welcome. The club will provide food and entertainment and is pleased to host a very special guest speaker, Distinguished Toastmaster, two-time District 2 International Speech champion and World Champion of Public Speaking finalist, Omar Rivas!

Omar Rivas

Omar Rivas is a Distinguished Toastmaster and an award winning public speaker.

He is a two-time World Champion of Public Speaking semifinalist and the Toastmasters International District 2 Inspirational Speech Champion.

Join the Toastmasters on October 2, 2013 in the Anderson House Multipurpose Room. The celebration begins with food and refreshments at 6:30pm and the meeting starts at 7:15pm. Guests are very welcome.


RSVP at evite.com by Tuesday, Oct 1.



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Issue statements from candidates for a full term on the Ronald Wastewater Board

Gretchen Atkinson and Ginny Scantlebury are running for a full six-year term on the Ronald Wastewater District Board in the Nov. 5 general election.


The two finished ahead of incumbent Arthur Wadekamper in the Aug. 6 primary election.

The position is one of two Ronald Wastewater Board positions on the November ballot. The other is for one of the new positions created in 2012.

Here are statements on campaign issues from the two candidates for the full term:

Gretchen Atkinson

Last year, I was appalled at numerous Ronald decisions, which were costly to ratepayers. The current board majority is working in a vacuum, leading the organization down the wrong path.

Campaign Issues:

•  Increasing their board to five commissioners, after decades at three. Furthermore, appointing the individual just voted out.

•  As a commissioner, I will advocate for prudent spending of our limited revenues. Additional costs for five commissioners, $80,000 feasibility study for a Super Utility District, and hiking the Public Relations budget to $100,000 is reckless spending.

•  As a candidate, my Public Documents Requests have been plagued by “run-around.” The organization has operated for decades without public scrutiny. I will require Transparency.

•  State Law protects the $6 million Reserve Funds exclusively for wastewater investments.
Finally, I believe the 2002 Interlocal Agreement, authored and signed by the City and Ronald is an enforceable, binding contract. Instead, Ronald is spending your money suing the City. The City is required to defend itself in court; so now, all of us are paying for an unnecessary lawsuit. Finally, if it is the people’s will to take the assumption to a vote, I will support that.

Ginny Scantlebury

I believe that the two most important issues pertaining to Ronald Wastewater District are:

•  To determine whether the ratepayers have the right to vote on whether they want Shoreline or Ronald Wastewater District to run the sewer system.

•  To determine whether the District can inform the Ronald ratepayers and engage the public about their choices in utility management.  The City is using the Interlocal Agreement, signed in 2002, to try to silence the District.

It is important that the Shoreline ratepayers understand that the District has been doing a great job taking care of our sewer needs since 1951. The District is low cost (some of the lowest rates in the state); they have relatively low debt (approximately $2 million) and the District has over $6 million in cash reserves available for future maintenance and improvements.

I believe that Ronald Wastewater is not broken; therefore, there’s no need to fix it. The system we have should continue until the Shoreline ratepayers are given full disclosure by the City of all the potential costs (including diversion of the current and future District’s reserves, potential increased taxes and higher rates) and a discussion of potential benefits.



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Auditions for "Yes, Virginia! the Musical" at the EDGE



EDGE Performing Arts and Dance audition announcement for: "Yes, Virigina! the Musical" sponsored by Macy's Make-a-Wish foundation!

Does Santa Claus really exist? That's a question kids have been asking for generations. In 1897, one precocious girl named Virginia O'Hanlon was determined to find an answer. Her letter to The New York Sun prompted one of the most famous newspaper editorials of all time, and inspired future generations to believe in the holiday spirit.

Who can audition: Anyone 8+ (7 and under with prior approval) who is looking for some stage experience and holiday fun! This is meant to be an education program for children, though adults (18+) are encouraged to participate. This is the perfect show for beginners, children and families. Great lead roles and an active chorus; fun, up-lifting music and colorful characters! For those not wishing to audition, chorus roles are walk-on, students just need to register online.

How to audition or register: Visit the website and click on the 'musicals and auditions' tab. Here you will find contact information for setting up auditions and registering as a chorus member. Call 206-747-7380 for more information.

Other details: Students 17 and under are enrolling in an education program, that will provide them with learning tools, experience and acting education; tuition for the program is $100. Adults may participate without paying the tuition fee. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, starting October 16th. There will be one or two Saturday rehearsals. Rehearsals in Shoreline at the North City Theatre. Shows are December 20th and 21st, times TBD.


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SCC Women’s Soccer defeats WVC, sets up major match with Edmonds CC

Haley Warren had 2 goals and 2 assists
in match against Wenatchee Valley College.
Photo by Wilson Tsoi

An undermanned  Lady Dolphin Soccer Team on Saturday defeated Wenatchee Valley College 4-1 to set-up a major match on Wednesday with Edmonds Community College. The Dolphins were down to 12 players for the match due to injuries.

SCC scored three times in the first half to put the match away as Hayley Warren had a big day, scoring twice and having 2 assists. Elle Blume scored first for the Dolphins off a Hayley Warren assist at the 24 minute mark. Allyson Snyder scored two minutes later on another Warren assist with 26 minutes gone in the half. Warren scored the final two Dolphin goals at the 42 minute mark on an assist from Mackenzie Sevenants. Warren next scored at the 67 minute mark in the 2nd half off a deflected shot that she got the rebound and put away.  WVC showed some fight and scored at the 69 minute mark and kept SCC from scoring again in the match.

The win moves SCC to 6-3-1 on the season and 3-2-1 in the NWAACC Northern Region after playing 6 mandatory region counting matches against the Eastern Region. Wenatchee Valley falls to 0-8-0 on the year and WVC was 0-6-0 against the NWAACC Northern Region.

With the win, the Lady Dolphins are tied for 4th place in the region with Skagit Valley College at 10 points, but there is only 3 points separating the top 5 teams in the region (A win is worth 3 points, a tie is worth 1 point). Edmonds CC and Everett CC are tied for first place with 4-1-1 records and 13 points, Whatcom is in 3rd place with a 3-0-3 record and 12 points and both SCC and SVC are 3-2-1 in the region with 10 points. Green River CC is in 6th with 7 points.

Northern Region play opens on Wednesday with the Dolphins facing arch rival Edmonds CC at Twin Ponds Park at 1:0o pm. Both EDCC and SCC have played the final match of the season the past two years to determine who gets the final playoff spot in the region with both teams knocking the other out of the playoffs in different years. EDCC is 6-2-1 overall. Both teams are tied for third in the league in scoring, each having 29 goals. Everett CC and Whatcom CC play on Wednesday as well along with Green River vs Skagit Valley, so the standings may open up or get even tighter depending on the results.


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SCC Men’s Soccer team ties Wenatchee Valley College 1-1

SCC defense played tough on Saturday against Wenatchee Valley College
Photo by Wilson Tsoi

The Shoreline Community College Men’s Soccer Team held tough on Saturday night at Twin Ponds Park, as they tied Wenatchee Valley College 1-1.

WVC scored first at the 10 minute mark on a goal by Jonathan Molina and the Knights had multiple chances to score again in the first half but the Shoreline defense played well and held them scoreless. SCC scored right before half, as  Karim Hanafy found the ball in front of the goal and hit a shot to tie the match up.

The 2nd half was a defensive battle, as the Dolphins may have played their best defense of the year, as they kept WVC out of the goal and did not allow the Knights into the SCC box very often. The SCC offense had catches but could not score.

The Dolphins are now 1-6-3 overall on the season and 1-2-2 in the NWAACC Northern Region after playing 5 region counting games against the NWAACC Eastern Region. Wenatchee Valley College is 2-4-2 on the season and 1-3-1 in the Eastern Region after playing five matches against the Northern Region.  Shoreline is tied for 3rd in the Northern Region with Whatcom Community College. The top three teams in the region make the NWAACC playoffs at the end of the season.

Shoreline opens Northern Region play on Wednesday against rival Edmonds Community College at 3:15pm at Twin Ponds Field. The Tritons are 3-4-1 overall, but 3-1-1 in the region and lead the division with 10 points.


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Seattle City Light: When the power goes out


Seattle City Light serves more than 300,000 customers. Occasionally, power outages occur, caused by storms, lightning, objects touching power lines, cars hitting poles, excavations of underground electric cables and equipment failure. When they occur, crews work around the clock to restore power safely and efficiently. Your service will be restored as quickly as possible.

Power Out?

Do not send email to report outages.

  • Call Customer Service at 206-684-3000. 
  • Or, call the Outage Hotline (recorded message) at 206-684-7400.

The Outage Hotline will start with a list of known outages, so you will know if your area has been reported already.



See an easy-to-understand explanation with graphics that shows how City Light restores power.
How Seattle City Light restores power  (Adobe PDF, 362K) (And note that Shoreline and Lake Forest Park are pretty much at the ends of the lines.)


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Death notices as of September 22, 2013

Obituaries are condensed biographies of people's lives, written by the people who loved them. Like a memorial service, they tell us things we may not have known about the person, and may leave us wishing we had known them better.


Evelyn (Chatfield) Nickerson  age 98  Married Harold Chatfield in 1948 and they lived in Shoreline until his death in 1962.

Richard "Rick" Bigler  Vigil and funeral mass at St. Luke in Shoreline.

George Halverson Fiore  1926-2013 Distinguished musician - pianist, choral director, accompanist, coach - with a career spanning New York to Seattle. His Seattle career included long-term appointments as organist and choir director at several large Seattle churches, Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, and Symphony Chorale. At his death, he was the Principal Organist and Director of Music at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Shoreline.

Betty Alice (Franz) Simmons  1919-2013  Betty and Ross Simmons lived in Shoreline. She was buried at Acacia in Lake Forest Park.

Ruth Volkman  1930-2013  Artist. Moved to a small cabin in Shoreline in 1981. "Ruthie's own doctor described her as a fine loaf of French bread: hard and crusty on the outside and warm, soft, and delicious on the inside."

Juanita A. Leighton   Joined the Marine Corps before they even had barracks for women and saw active duty in WW II. In 2002 she was honored as Veteran of the Year by the Shoreline American Legion.

Kevin Anthony Rowland  1971-2013  Phlebotomist and river rafting guide, he graduated from Shoreline Community College in 1997.

Marjorie Adele "Midge" (Byam) Lindquist  1943-2013  Graduated from Shoreline High School in 1961. Loved playing the organ, crocheting, and was the center of a large and loving family.

Bruce W. Adams  1933-2013  Graduate of Ronald School and Lincoln High School. Volunteer for the Shoreline Historical Museum. His memorial service was held at the Richmond Masonic Hall on what would have been his 80th birthday.

Janet Elizabeth Dodds  1918-2013  Services at Shoreline Full Gospel Fellowship.

Cynthia Lee Easton  1962-2013  Died peacefully at her home in Shoreline.

Ruth E. Brooks  1922-2013    Her family moved to Kenmore when she was a girl, where her parents ran a resort on the beach. Sine 1963, she has been a resident of Shoreline, where she raised her family.

Thomas Robert Gedlund  Age 63  Graduated from Shoreline High School and the UW.

Wallace "Wally" E. Hingtgen  1932-2013  Moved to Shoreline in 2010 to be near family.

Charles John Covello  Age 76  Shoreline resident, prominent attorney. Donations in his name to Northwest Harvest.

From listings in the Seattle P-I.com

Brockman, Michael L, 67 of Lake Forest Park, Sept. 14.
Rootjes, John E, 92 of Lake Forest Park, Sept. 13.


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Storm information from Lake Forest Park Public Works


In Lake Forest Park, the fall can bring heavy rain and high winds. When heavy rain or high winds are forecast, the City’s Public Works crews are ready to remove the fallen trees from the road. If wires are on the ground, call 911. Police will ensure citizen safety and contact the proper agencies.

You are part of the team, too! Your participation and awareness can help. Here is how:

  1. Clear your sidewalk and nearby street drains of leaves. Do not remove the grate from the storm drain opening – this does not unclog the system and creates a hazard for everyone. Place your leaves in a yard waste container or compost bin, not on the street.
  2. Listen to the weather forecast. Have a plan in case severe weather strikes.
  3. When a heavy rain or wind storm hits, don’t drive if you don’t have to. Having fewer cars on the street during and after a storm makes it easier to clear the streets of fallen trees.
  4. Watch for and obey “Street Closed” signs. They are placed by crews for your safety.
  5. Stay away from downed power lines.
  6. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.
  7. If you haven’t already done so, build a Basic Emergency Supply Kit (more informantion here.

If localized flooding is severe and you are unable to clear the drain, call City Hall at 206-368-5440 during business hours or, after hours, call 206-296-8100.


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