Jazz Walk - where the beats and the eats and the treats hit the streets

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The North City Jazz Walk filled five blocks of the business district with jazz and food and people on Tuesday, August 15.

Photos by Steven H. Robinson

Treats! Melissa Banker holds the leashes while son Chace Banker holds the rapt attention of their Norwegian Elkhounds with a piece of Krispy Kreme donut.

Where the feet meet the street.
People were on the street throughout the event, as well as filling the eleven venues.

How's this for a different kind of treat? One of the most popular jazz singers in the Northwest, Greta Matassa, performed at the Arts Council's Showmobile outdoor stage.

The Eats were many and varied. Besides Krispy Kreme, and the Here and There food truck, Leena's and Peking House moved to the street. Here and There had a steady but manageable line all through the event. Easy Monkey, North City Bistro, North City Lounge, and Vesper served food inside.

North City Water had popcorn and snacks. Standard Bakery has Sweet Treats. Bethel Lutheran had root beer floats. Rain City had pretzels and beer.

There were a lot of options.

Hook Me Up is a loud and lively, toe-tapping group. They always play at an outside venue, filling the street with music. They kept the beat going into the night.

Vesper Restaurant and Bar has enough indoor space for the bands and some spontaneous dancers. Music performed by Hopscotch and Daniel Arteaga.

The sun was going down and the Rain City Rotary Beer Garden had the best seats in town.


Champagne Sunday performs at Arts Council Concert in the Park

Champagne Sunday performs in Paramount School Park
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Families enjoyed a free performance by Champagne Sunday at Paramount School Park on Wednesday evening, August 16, 2017

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council’s Concerts in the Park are always free and held at various community parks throughout Shoreline and Lake Forest Park on Wednesdays in July and August at 6:30pm (unless otherwise noted), rain or shine.

Concerts in the Park are supported by the City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park, 4Culture, Aegis Living of Shoreline, and by Arts Council friends and members.

For more information and details, visit the Arts Council’s website or call 206-417-4645.


Dahlias for Senior Center

Oregon Reign
Photo by John Hibbs
Oregon Reign
7-9" blooms
4-6' tall
Form: Informal Decorative

Strong stems, great cutter and holds up well in bouquets

The dahlias are starting to bloom and Shoreline resident Dr. John Hibbs is back with his project to raise money for the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center.

Hibbs is a dahlia grower, with 75 varieties in his Ridgecrest yard. He has partnered with the Ridgecrest Public House and Bastyr University to provide bouquets of dahlias.

The Pub offers the bouquets in return for a donation to the Senior Center, where Hibbs supervises a weekly naturopathic medicine shift.

Suggested donation is $1 a stem.

The Senior Center, which took a significant financial hit last year when United Way decided to concentrate its funding elsewhere, can use the money.

Last year, Hibbs raised $1670 for the Senior Center with his blooms. He is hoping to bring in more this year. Bastyr is partnering with him once again. Last year they took 100 blooms a week for six weeks and contributed $600.

Bastyr used the flowers to decorate events, acknowledge employees, grace Board meetings, offices, and cafeteria tables.

You can pick up a bouquet at the Ridgecrest Public House, located at 520 NE 165th St, Shoreline 98155 in the Ridgecrest business district, open 4pm – 12am seven days a week.


Solar Eclipse information drop-in session at Shoreline Library Sunday

Solar Eclipse Information Drop-In Session Sunday, August 20, 2017, 2-3:30pm at the Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th, Shoreline 98155.

Shoreline Library is pleased to announce that they are joining more than 1,000 libraries across the country to participate in the celestial event of the century, the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse.

During this national event, the shadow of the moon will sweep across the United States from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in a spectacle that hasn't occurred in decades. The rest of the U.S. and North America will see a partial eclipse, with the Moon covering up only part of the Sun. It is aptly named the Great American Eclipse.

The solar eclipse event takes place Monday, August 21, 2017.

The Shoreline Library will offer a drop-in information session where you can pick up a pair for free eclipse viewing glasses, view videos about the eclipse, and take home a Solar Eclipse Guide.

Join us outside the library at 9:45am on Monday morning, August 21, to view the eclipse, weather permitting. The eclipse will be at its peak at around 10:20am.

The Shoreline Library has joined the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) and its NASA@ My Library project, which are providing resources and STEM activities to libraries across the nation related to the eclipse.

Partners include NASA, the American Library Association, the Girl Scouts, the SETI Institute and many other organizations. This project was made possible through support from the NASA Science Mission Directorate and the National Science Foundation.


Two local coffee shops closed by Health Department

Coffee Sensation closed for health code violations
The Seattle and King County Health Department closed two local coffee shops for violations recently.

One has since reopened. The entire list can be seen here.

Coffee Sensation — Lake Forest Park, 8/11/17
19305 55th Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Closed: August 11, 2017 at 6:00pm
Reasons: Operating without a valid permit
Imminent health hazard: No access to commissary or warewashing facilities
Status: Closed

Kenmore Beans — Kenmore, 8/9/17
15012 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028
Closed: August 9, 2017 at 1:45pm
Reasons: Operating without a valid permit
Status: Reopened August 10, 2017 at 1:30pm


Family Day at the LFP Farmers Market Sunday

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Don’t miss the fun at Family Day at the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market, presented by Third Place Commons, this Sunday, 10am to 3pm.

Co-presented by the City of Lake Forest Park, Family Day is filled with family-friendly additions for one day only. LFP Mayor Jeff Johnson will be there handing out goodies and sharing community information. And the city will bring in a couple of kid-friendly, “big rig” city vehicles for the little ones to explore.

The day will also be filled with live music beginning with local favorites the Milner Family Fiddles at 11am, followed by steel pan musician Obe Quarless at 1pm.

You’ll also want to be sure to stop by the Bubble Zone where youngsters can experiment with an assortment of bubble wands in different shapes and sizes. And the first hundred kiddos can take away free mini-bubble bottles of their own!

Milner Family Fiddles

In addition, the Lake Forest Park Police Department will join us for their annual Charity Salmon BBQ fundraiser with all proceeds to benefit the Special Olympics. They’ll be serving up baked salmon with sides and also offering up a raffle with great prizes including New Year’s Eve Seahawks tickets.

All this plus a dunking tank! Want to know who will be in the tank? You’ll have to stop by and see!

Of course, the market will also feature all your regular favorites like beautiful flowers, fresh produce, meat, fish, unique local and handmade products, and yummy treats! The LFP Farmers Market is always a great place to spend your Sunday and this week it will be better than ever. So mark your calendars and be sure to join us.

The LFP Farmers Market is presented by Third Place Commons and runs every Sunday from 10am to 3pm at Lake Forest Park Town Center at the intersection of Bothell Way and Ballinger Way. More information here.


Toddler survives two story fall

Arabella Apartments
On Friday, August 11, 2017, a three year old boy fell out of a second story window from an apartment at the Arabella, 17763 15th Ave NE in the North City business district of Shoreline.

Fire and police responded. The child was taken by Aid car to Children's Hospital, with reportedly only minor injuries.


Letter to the Editor: Political violence has indeed come from "many sides"

To the Editor:

Jesse Salomon's sensationalistic letter about Charlottesville is wrong on so many levels.

Salomon calls Heather Heyer a "pro-democracy activist". Heyer's death was tragic, but she was at the scene as part of an anti-First Amendment mob, there to deprive others of their right to free speech. To me, that's kind of the opposite of "pro-democracy". The free speech in question was vile and hateful, but it's still protected by the First Amendment - just look up "Skokie Nazi march".

Salomon condemns President Trump for mentioning violence "on many sides". Where has Salomon been for the last 2 years? There's been plenty of political violence, and it has indeed come from many sides, and frankly, most of it has come from Salomon's side - the so-called "progressive left". A few examples:

In June, a Bernie supporter shot up a Republican baseball practice, nearly killing Representative Steve Scalise.

In May, a violent leftist mob forced professor Bret Weinstein to leave the Evergreen State campus in fear for his life.

Multiple conservative speakers, including Heather MacDonald, Charles Murray, and Ann Coulter, have had their speeches shut down by violent mobs.

In Portland, the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade was cancelled, because organizers received this email: "bar the Multnomah County Republicans or we will have two hundred or more people rush into the parade and drag and push those people out."

Black Lives Matter chanted "What do we want? DEAD COPS!", and Micah Johnson, who "wanted to kill white people", gunned down 5 Dallas cops as they were guarding protesters at an anti-police brutality march.

I could go on and on, but you get the idea. So please, Mr. Salomon, get off your high horse and remove the plank from your own eye before complaining about the speck of dust in the President's eye.

Maggie Wilson


Classifieds: Shoreline City Council Meeting Cancellation Notice


You are hereby notified that the following Shoreline City Council meetings have been cancelled:
  • City Council Regular Meeting Monday, August 21, 2017 
  • City Council Workshop Dinner Meeting Monday, August 28, 2017 
  • City Council Regular Meeting Monday, August 28, 2017 
  • City Council Regular Meeting Monday, September 4, 2017  (Labor Day) 
The next Shoreline City Council meetings are scheduled as follows:
  • City Council Special Meeting Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:15 p.m. 
  • City Council Regular Meeting Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. 

Dated this 15th Day of August, 2017.
Jessica Simulcik Smith City Clerk


Celebrate Shoreline Skate Competition Friday at Paramount School Park

Free skate competition at Paramount School Park on Friday, August 18 from 3pm to 7pm. Anyone can enter, but helmets and signed waivers are required. More information here.

Paramount School Park, 15300 8th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.


Op-Ed: Washington state Republican chair responds to Charlottesville

Susan Hutchison, Chair of the Washington state Republican party, issued the following statement:

The event in Charlottesville called “Unite the Right” was a White Supremacist and neo-Nazi protest march and had nothing to do with the Republican Party. Republicans will never “unite” with these extremists and their views.

I am a co-sponsor of this RNC resolution which denounces these extremist organizations and also explains the historical record of Republicans against racism. Please read it here.

It came to light yesterday, that one participant at the march was the President of College Republicans at WSU. While the Republican Party has no authority over the organization called College Republicans (CR), I promptly contacted their national and state offices with this message:

Swift action is required against James Allsup, the President of CR-WSU who marched in the “Unite the Right” event this weekend. His videos were repulsive and do not represent the values and standards of the Republican Party. I call on you to denounce his actions and affiliations with all white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups.

Allsup resigned late yesterday. It should be noted that in a news report Sunday, Allsup did not claim to be a Republican but instead a “paleo-conservative” or “right wing libertarian”.

The Democrats and leftists in our state hope to tie this ugly episode to the Republican party, our elected officials and candidates. Instead, we will use their attacks as an opportunity to affirm our Party’s stand against racism and bigotry.


Chairman Susan Hutchison
Washington State Republican Party
WSRP on Facebook


Shoreline Walks: Community College and Farmers Market Saturday

Walk to the Shoreline Farmers Market
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Join fellow walkers in exploring areas of Shoreline Community College, Boeing Creek Park and the Farmers Market as part of “Shoreline Walks”, a free Community Walking program sponsored by the City of Shoreline.

On Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10am, walk leader Dan Short will lead the group on a fun 2.5 mile walk that is rated moderately easy. Walk includes some trails, roads and will finish at the farmers market for some pursuing of local vendors.

We’ll do a circuit around the college including some sections of flat wooded trails in the neighboring Boeing Creek Park. We’ll finish our walk with time to explore the Shoreline Farmers Market going on at Aurora Square.

Walk is approximately 2.5 miles / 1.5hrs and is moderately easy
Meet at Sears rear parking lot, Aurora Square, 15300 Westminster Way N

Check out the webpage for more details or contact Marianne Johnson, 206-801-2638.


Photo: Flowers at Sunset School Park

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

These beauties must like full sun because they bloomed vigorously in the middle of our heat wave.

They are in the garden at the Sunset School Park in NW Shoreline.


Not too late to register for the Back to School Event

It’s not too late to register for the Back to School Event for Shoreline School District Families.

Register online or by phone at 206-393-4916.

Please register by August 18th to guarantee supplies.

The Back to School event is a community effort that provides school supplies, haircuts, and clothing assistance to families in the Shoreline School District who are living with a low income and/or experiencing circumstances in their life that make it challenging to prepare their children for going back to school.


Jobs: SCC

The following position is available at Shoreline Community College

Career Navigator – Adult Basic Education (Temporary –1 year)
Closes 9/4/17

This position is responsible for recruiting, enrolling, and providing wrap around support for all ABE students. The position offers navigation and student support, success coaching, and barrier reduction to ensure that the diverse ABE student population can successfully transition to the next level of their educational and/or career pathway.

Description and application


Letter to the Editor: Trump's response to the Nazis

To the Editor:

In reference to The Seattle Times article from 8-12-17 "Trump says many sides to blame for violent clashes in Virginia".

My grandmother grew up in Nazi Germany. She used to tell me of the times that led to the rise of the Nazi party. During the instability and economic chaos of the Weimar period fascists and communist supporters would clash in the streets, much like we are starting to see today in the U.S. The Nazi party successfully took advantage of the chaos they helped create by arguing that they would bring stability.

Trump is sowing chaos and racial discord. By refusing to quickly condemn the Nazi terrorist murder of a pro-Democracy activist at a Virginia rally this weekend he sent the message that the victims are equally to blame. In his own words he described the event as an "egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence that’s on many sides.”

This was about a Nazi murderer and a pro-democracy murder victim. That Trump refused to quickly condemn the Nazis shows which side he is on.

The lesson that I learned from my grandmother is this: Never let them get away with it. If they intimidate you into silence they will take advantage to secure their own power. That is their goal. They are not asking to be heard, or to have a dialogue. As they become more powerful they will intimidate you more and the consequences to you will be more severe. These are the times where we can still speak out and stop the rise of racists and fascists. Today that is our most patriotic American duty. It is a duty not left to protestors but to all of us.

Jesse Salomon


Free Concert by Champagne Sunday, Wednesday at Paramount School Park

Monday, August 14, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 6:30pm (rain or shine)
Paramount School Park
15300 8th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155

Pack a picnic dinner, gather your family and friends, and come enjoy a free performance by Champagne Sunday, at Paramount School Park on Wednesday, August 16th, 6:30pm.

Endearingly labeled as “Pearl Jam meets Bette Midler”, Champagne Sunday began in Ventura, California in 2005 migrating up to the Pacific Northwest in recent years where they fell in love with the music scene.

Husband and wife members Jessi and Jared Fredeen have been tearing up stages and crowds nationwide with their unique upbeat, roller coaster style shows, firing off gypsy-punk rock songs alongside everything from intimate tear-jerkers to anthemic foot-stompers. This act has a ton of energy, heart, and talent that makes for an engaging, powerful show.

Aegis Living of Shoreline’s free “Hydration Station” will be onsite once again, so be sure to try some of their tasty infused waters throughout the evening.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council’s Concerts in the Park are always free and held at various community parks throughout Shoreline and Lake Forest Park on Wednesdays in July and August at 6:30pm (unless otherwise noted), rain or shine. Concerts in the Park are supported by the City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park, 4Culture, Aegis Living of Shoreline, and by Arts Council friends and members.

For more information and details, visit the Arts Council’s website or call 206-417-4645.


Jobs: Social Worker

The Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center has an opening for a part-time social worker.

16 hours a week - Tuesday and Wednesday
Open until filled

Provide information and assistance, arrange for services, problem solve, advocate, individual counseling, maintain existing support and education oriented groups, as well as start new ones. Oversee the volunteer friendly visitor program.


Services Thursday for William Hugh Thomas

William Hugh Thomas
William Hugh Thomas passed away August 6, 2017, at Crista Senior Living in Shoreline, Washington.

Bill was born to Keziah Franks Williams Thomas and John H. Thomas on November 8, 1918, at the Seattle General Hospital, and passed away three months short of his 99th birthday.

January 23, 1942, he married the love of his life, Shirley Jennings. They recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary surrounded by their large family.

After his graduation from Lincoln High School in Seattle in June 1937, Bill joined the U.S. Navy on his birthday at age 17, the earliest he was eligible to enlist.

During World War II, Bill worked as a carpenter’s mate on several ships. Following the war, he stayed in the Naval Reserve until 1949, when he received his discharge papers.

While in the Naval Reserve, he also worked in the Seattle Police Department until rejoining the military in April 1949, this time in the U.S. Army, as a Second Lieutenant. He retired from the Army in December 1963, as a Chief Warrant Officer in criminal investigation.

Following his graduation from the University of Washington in June 1967, Bill established the Law Enforcement program at Shoreline Community College. He retired in 1981 after teaching at SCC for 16 years.

He and Shirley spent considerable periods of time in Israel and enjoyed numerous cruises in various parts of the world. He carried out his love of gardening at their homes on Dayton Avenue North in Shoreline (1963-1973), in Kingston, Washington (1973-1995), and at Richmond Beach in Shoreline, Washington (1995-2015).

A proud Welshman through and through, Bill sang in church choirs and Welsh choirs his whole life. He especially enjoyed singing with many friends in the choir at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Shoreline.

Bill is survived by his wife, Shirley Jennings Thomas; sons John, David (Linda), Stephen (Glennyce), James (Sandra), and Daniel (Julie) Thomas; numerous nieces and nephews; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert (Aileen) Thomas and daughter-in-law Shelly Thomas.

A celebration of Bill’s life will take place at 2pm on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at Cristwood Activity Center in Shoreline, Washington, with his grandson, The Rev. Seth J. Thomas, officiating.

Donations can be made to King’s Schools at Crista Ministries, 19303 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133.


Car - motorcycle accident Saturday

A motorcyclist collided with a car on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the intersection of 5th NE and NE 145th near the northbound entrance to the freeway in Shoreline.

According to Shoreline Fire, who responded to the scene, the motorcyclist escaped without serious head injury, although witnesses report he may have had broken bones.

The driver of the car was reported by witnesses to be in shock and was apparently treated at the scene.


LFP residents: Early registration for Fall Recreation Programs with City of Shoreline begin Wednesday

Live in Lake Forest Park? Interested in recreation?

Take advantage of recreation programs offered through the City of Shoreline.

Lake Forest Park residents are eligible for a 24-hour early registration period prior to the start of each season’s programs plus an 8% discount on all program fees (not rentals) through the entire year!

Fall 2017 early registration for Lake Forest Park Residents is Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 12:01am online and 8:00am in person.

Reminder: the City of Lake Forest Park offers scholarship reimbursements for eligible residents of youth and specialized recreation participants who are registered and attend cultural, recreation, or aquatic programs and camps.

The City will reimburse each qualified Lake Forest Park resident up to $100 for summer quarter (and up to $50.00 per quarter for fall, winter and spring). The application form can be downloaded by clicking here or found in the lobby at City Hall.

You may also find more information on how to register, scholarship opportunities, or the partnership with City of Shoreline on our website here.

View the Fall Digital Guide Here


Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth Aug 17

Shoreline resident Vicki Montzingo
in her role as Baby Sasquatch in the
movie Harry and the Hendersons
Sasquatch: Man-Ape or Myth?

Thursday, August 17, 2017, 7-8:30pm, Shoreline Library 345 NE 175th, Shoreline 98155.

Throughout the Northwest, people have been reporting encounters with the Sasquatch — a hairy, eight- to ten-foot-tall hominid — for hundreds of years.

Yet aside from a collection of large footprint casts and a sizable assemblage of eyewitness accounts, some attributable to the earliest humans in the Northwest, no scientifically accepted evidence has been offered to establish this being's existence.

Author David George Gordon evaluates the data gathered about the legendary Northwest icon, discusses the rules of critical thinking and the workings of the scientific method, and explains how one can become an effective "citizen scientist" by gathering credible evidence that can be used to substantiate the Sasquatch's status as either Man-Ape or Myth.

Attendees are encouraged to tell their tales and share their experiences with this mysterious creature.

Sponsored by the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau


State seeks volunteers to count people who bike and walk

Photo by Mary Jo Heller
Bicycle and pedestrian 
annual count September 26-28

The number of people who choose to walk or ride bicycles as their mode of transportation is increasing in Washington each year.

Just how many? Here is an opportunity to help the state find out. Volunteer registration is now open for anyone who wants to help count the number of people who walk or ride bicycles to their destinations during a three-day survey starting Tuesday, September 26.

Volunteer support is vital to the success of this project, and about 400 people are needed for the count. In 2016, volunteers tallied more than 78,000 people biking and walking in communities across Washington.

For this ninth annual survey, the Washington State Department of Transportation and Cascade Bicycle Club are partnering with FeetFirst, Washington Bikes and Futurewise to help count the number of people bicycling and walking Tuesday, September 26 through Thursday, September 28.

“Data from this survey help state and local governments plan and evaluate improved connections for Washingtonians who walk and bike, in a similar way we plan for other modes of travel,” said Active Transportation Division Director Barb Chamberlain. “Volunteers make the collection process possible – we couldn’t do this work without them.”

This volunteer effort makes sure that people who bike and walk are counted as essential users of the transportation system. Data collected during the count is used by state and local agencies to estimate demand; measure the benefit of bicycle and pedestrian project investments; and improve policies, project designs and funding opportunities.

In addition to the annual count, WSDOT, Cascade Bicycle Club, and local agencies are partnering to install permanent counters at locations around the state. To see data from both data collection programs, visit the WSDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Portal.

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


Mountain Loop Trails: Hikes for Fall

Mountain Loop Trails: Hikes for Fall
Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm
Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace 98043

Connecting Granite Falls and Darrington, the Mountain Loop Highway offers access to a variety of trails and spectacular photography opportunities.

Join Edith Farrell, naturalist photographer and hiker with over 25 years' experience in the Mountain Loop area, to discover the best trails and areas for Fall foliage, and which trails are open and best for Fall hiking. Also includes basics such as levels of hikes, locating trailheads, and safety concerns.


LFP Citizens Committee meets Tuesday

The LFP Citizens Commission group is meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Third Place Commons, upper level Town Center, Lake Forest Park.

They are working on an Annual Report, monitoring transportation options for Lake Forest Park. The theme for August is "Transportation".

We are also going to talk about some crime prevention type concerns that have been popping up in the community.
The group is not affiliated with the City of Lake Forest Park.


Drive sober or get pulled over

During all of 2016, impaired drivers were involved in crashes that resulted in 277 deaths and another 371 serious injuries.

These crashes are not only tragic, they are completely preventable.

That is why extra DUI patrols will be out statewide from August 18 through September 4. The patrols will be looking for drunk or drugged drivers, and will uphold all traffic laws.

In north King County, the Lake Forest Park, Seattle, and Shoreline Police Departments, the Washington State Patrol, and the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board will be canvassing the roadways in search of impaired drivers.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is designed to encourage all drivers to make the right choice. 

Designate a sober, drug-free driver, take a cab, catch a ride share, Uber, Lyft or walk with a friend.

These extra patrols are part of Target Zero — striving to end traffic deaths and serious injuries in Washington by 2030.


Photo: Shoreline City Hall lobby

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Every time I look at the photo, I think the clouds are in the sky. The seating area looks like land next to a pond.

This is the lobby of Shoreline City Hall, with some added art pieces. Steve Robinson got the perfect angle to show up the clouds, which are called Cloud Bank.

Artist Leo Saul Berk deliberately designed them so they would look different from every angle.


North City Jazz Walk Tuesday evening - answers to all your questions

Tuesday August 15, 2017
6-10:30pm on 15th Ave NE

1. What is going on here?
This is the 11th Annual North City Jazz Walk.
Street closes at 6pm on 15th Ave NE between 175th and 180th.
Jazz Bites start at 6pm and the music lasts from 6:30-10:30pm.

2. Where do I park? Note: “St Mark’s is not available this year”.
Parking is free at the following locations:
  • Loyal Automotive: 1211 NE 175th St
  • North City Lumber 1221 NE 175th St
  • US Post Office 17233 15th Ave NE
  • Maid Brigade 17229 15th Ave NE
  • Anderson House 17201 15th Avenue
  • Center for Human Services 17018 15th Ave NE
  • Park ‘n Ride at Buddha Jewel Monastery 17418 8th Ave NE 
  • Safeway *after 7pm* 17202 15th Ave NE 
  • Street parking is also available: please do not block driveways.
IF you park within the street closure area you will not be able to move your vehicle until after the event closes at 10:30pm.

3. Is this event free?
You may stroll the street, grab an inexpensive bite to eat and hear three open to the public music venues OR purchase a bracelet and have access to eight additional indoor venues.

Bracelets are $15.00 until midnight 8/14 and $20.00 day of event.

4. Where do I buy tickets, how much does it cost?
Visit the website: www.northcityjazzwalk.org
Several North City businesses have tickets until Monday pm, for $15.00.
Tuesday at 6pm there will be three ticket booths on the street.
Tickets will be Available on the night of the event for $20.00 each.
You may pay with Cash, check or a credit card.

5. What if I have a receipt for an online purchase?
You must exchange the receipt for a bracelet at one of the three ticket booths.

6. What time is the event over; when will the street reopen?
The event ends at 10:30pm. And street will reopen at 11pm.

7. Who is performing and where?
Visit the website at www.northcityjazzwalk.org.
Pick up a brochure at any ticket booth.


Coming to a galaxy near you - Free outdoor movie at Paramount Park Friday

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Coming to a galaxy near you - Free outdoor movie featuring "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" on Friday, August 18 at Paramount School Park, 15300 8th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

Garrison Titan
Come get your seats early and watch the Celebrate Shoreline Skateboard competition.

Get your photo taken at our photo booth, and
Enjoy food from Galaxy Doughnuts and Hot dogs.

Bring chairs, blankets, and dress for all weather! Food for sale.

Also scheduled to appear are members of Garrison Titan, Washington's branch of nationally organized Star Wars cosplayers.

Invited you are, Fun we will have!

Film starts at 8:30pm. Costumes optional!

Presented by the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association.


Photos: When the neighbors come visiting...

By Diane Hettrick

Friendly neighbors have been dropping in to visit this week.

In Innis Arden, Bill Schnall's deck rail was a hospitable perch for this young hawk.

In Lake Forest Park, a slightly larger guest showed up on Jerry Pickard's street.

His neighbor Kira took this photo of her morning guest.


Jobs: Kruckeberg

KBGF is currently looking for a part-time horticulturist to join our staff. Individuals should be outgoing, customer service oriented and able to perform rigorous tasks such as bending lifting, and walking. Weekends required. Interested parties should send a letter and resume to:

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation
P.O. Box 60035
Shoreline, WA 98160-0035

or email kbgf@kruckeberg.org


Summer Shorts for Seniors Friday at Senior Center

Story time and tea
Photo by Lien Titus
Summer Shorts for Seniors - Storytime and tea for seniors - Friday, August 18, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00pm

Everyone loves to hear stories!

Come to the final Summer Shorts for Seniors at the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center and settle in to listen to short stories, essays, and poetry read by librarians from the Richmond Beach and Shoreline Libraries.

The guest librarian will select some favorites to read to you and then open the floor to anyone who has a tale of their own to tell.

There will be tea and cookies served to make for a lovely summer time story hour.

Please let us know you will be coming: sign up at the Shoreline-LFP Senior Center or call: 206-365-1536.


Scene on the Sound: John C. Stennis in mist and fog instead of smoke

Photo by Jan Hansen

At 9am Sunday morning the USS John C. Stennis returned to its Kitsap county base in the fog, not smoke.

The ship is flying what looks like a standard 12 flag, white numbers on blue background.

However, when you look at the previous photo, from the other side, it looks like 51.

We prefer to think it's a ship full of Seahawks fans.



Shoreline City Council meetings Monday

The dinner meeting of the Shoreline City Council on Monday will start at 5:45pm in Conference Room 222 of City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N. 

Two important local social service agencies will meet with the council: the Center for Human Services and Hopelink.

At 7pm the Council will convene in the Council Chambers for the regular business meeting. Aside from a long Consent Calendar (items which have already been discussed), there are only study items on the agenda, primarily pertaining to the assumption of Ronald Wastewater.

You can download the staff documents here.


Skandia Third Friday dance

Costumes optional
Skandia Third Friday Dance, August 18, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood 98036. 

It’s time for that tasty treat again, the Jam with Lamb. 

And you won’t have to bring toast, either, because you can enjoy the full flavor of a Scandinavian evening by just showing up with your dance shoes and dancing to the music of this fine harvest of friends.

In the dance class at 7:30pm, three dances will be taught. We will show you how, with a basic polska turn and walking steps, you can have three different fun dances if you change your svikt (the springiness of your step), and your walking pattern.

(OK, OK, the hold should change, as well.) The Bondpolska från Hedesunda, and the Polska från Järvsö will be taught by Lisa Brooks and Nancy Neuerburg.

Also, the Bingsjö Polska, which was taught at the First Friday Dance in July, will be reviewed and compared to the other two dances.

Class, 7:30pm; dance, 8:30–11pm. $15 (Skandia members, $10); kids, free.

Information here, email or telephone 425-954-5262.


Walking Washington’s History

Author Judy Bentley will be a the Lake Forest Park Library on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, from 7-8pm, reading from her new book.

Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities by Judy Bentley

A follow-up to Bentley's best-selling Hiking Washington's History, Walking Washington's History showcases the state's engaging urban history through guided walks in ten major cities. 

Bentley writes hiking guides, history, and biography and is emeritus faculty at South Seattle College.

Books available for signing and purchase.


Food trucks return to Richmond Beach

The wildly popular Food Truck Wednesdays event will be back in Richmond Beach on August 23 and 30 and September 6.

You can expect two dinner trucks and a dessert truck each night, plus live music from some of the area’s top bands. The trucks will be located in the lower parking lot of Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th St, Shoreline 98177.

Enjoy your food and join the band at the upper shelter above the parking lot for a family-friendly beach party co-sponsored by Richmond Beach Community Association and the City of Shoreline.

More info here

August 23
Where Ya At, Matt (creole street food)
Anchor End (pretzel sandwiches)
Hot Revolution Donuts (mini donuts and coffee)
Music by The Buckaroosters (country)

August 30
Don Lucho’s (Peruvian)
Nosh (Anglo American)
Street Treats (ice cream treats)
Music by The Careless Lovers (jazz combo)

September 6
Now Make Me a Sandwich (sandwiches)
Kiss My Grits (low country, southern, Filipino)
Puffle Up (puffle waffles with ice cream)
Music by The Toucans (steel pans)


Rally Friday protested recommendation for maintenance facility in Hamlin Park

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Residents rally against use of Hamlin Park
for Shoreline Maintenance facility

By Diane Hettrick

The Shoreline Public Works department wants to consolidate all its operations in one location. This would include large commercial vehicles, decant, salt and sand for snow and ice operations, dumpsters and bins for bulk materials storage. Also a fuel station and wash facilities for large commercial vehicles.

At the July 31 City Council meeting study item on the topic, staff recommended Hamlin Park.

Hamlin Park lies between 15th NE and Shorecrest / Kellogg schools on 25th. It is forest, rather than a park, full of walking trails, and deeply loved and heavily used by the community.

The sites under consideration were:

1. North Maintenance Facility on 25th NE next to Brugger's Bog. It is deemed to be too small and too close to critical wetlands and a stream.

2.  Ballinger portal. This is land next to the now finished Brightwater portal. It lies on Ballinger Way in the business district and is unused.

3.  Ronald Wastewater on 175th and Linden. Some equipment is kept there now, but the site too small for a consolidated facility.

4.  Keough Park. This is a large and mostly unused park that lies right next to I-5 at about N 167th.

5.  Buying unspecified property in Shoreline.

Not considered was an offer by North City Water District to co-locate at their new property at 155th and 15th NE at the site of the former Northwest Church.

The site plans include space to house facilities for Seattle Public Utilities water in Shoreline, in spite of the fact that negotiations for Shoreline to take over that part of the water district stopped when Mayor Murray was elected in Seattle. See previous article.

The decision is up to the City Council at this point.


Real estate: Frank Workman Lake Forest Park home for sale

For sale in Lake Forest Park $525,000

Long-time Shoreline Area News sports columnist and community volunteer Frank Workman has moved to California to be near grandchildren. (see previous article)

His home in Lake Forest Park is for sale. The listing information is here. As they have already purchased a home in California and are unpacking boxes this moment, they are hoping for a quick sale of their Northwest home.


Amnesia and Alzheimer's at Third Place Books this week

Visions of a destroyed world and families upended by Alzheimer's are the topics of new books being presented at Third Place Books this week.

Authors Paul James Keyes and Irene Frances Olson will read from their books, answer questions, and sign your purchased copies.

Third Place Books, upper level Town Center, intersection Ballinger and Bothell Way, Lake Forest Park.

Paul James Keyes
Wrought by Fire (Odysseus Publishing)

Tuesday, August 15 at 7pm

In this debut, local author Paul Keyes presents an exhilarating fantasy with science lurking at its core. A young man suffering from amnesia awakens near the rural community of Darrenfield. Nicknamed Belford, the man is plagued with visions of a destroyed world. When sixteen-year-old Javic Elensol discovers Belford on his property, it doesn't take long before he realizes that there is more to Belford than meets the eye.

Irene Frances Olson
Requiem for the Status Quo (Black Rose Writing)

Thursday, August 17 at 7pm

In this debut novel, a widow who recently found her own footing takes on the task of caring for her father, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Olson explores the delicate balance of families upended by dementia, and reveals how family caregivers are often challenged by family members who are quick to condemn, but reticent to offer assistance.


Thinking about Halloween? Fall Recreation Guide is out now

Shoreline Recreation Department has issued the Fall 2017 Recreation Guide

Some new fall classes

Preschool classes:
  • Expanded Shoreline Music Together sessions - sing, dance and play instruments with your little ones! Check out the two sessions on Friday mornings at the Richmond Highlands Recreation Center.
  • Pre-ballet and tap for 4-5 year olds on Friday mornings
Youth programs:
  • New art programs for 7-11 year olds on Wednesdays after school - clay creations, mixed media and painting.
  • Discover and explore fossils and geodes through new hands-on and interactive geology workshops for 6-10 year olds on Saturday mornings.
  • New LEGO camps offered during holiday break in December.
Adult programs:
  • New stretching workshop on Sat. 9/23 - learn new stretches to increase flexibility and agility.
  • Adult ballet and conditioning class - gain strength, increase muscle toning and learn to move with ease. Wednesday evenings.
Froggy Holler Outdoor School:
A returning favorite program starts September 11th. (pg 7)

Register early, classes fill up fast!


Classifieds: Shoreline Planning meeting cancelled

The Shoreline Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 17, 2017 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be Thursday, September 7, 2017.


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