A handful of homes still without power on Monday morning

Monday, February 19, 2018

2-19-18 10:15am

Thirteen homes at the crash site on 25th spent the night without power. City Light estimates that power will be restored by 4:30pm.

A handful of other, widespread, locations in Shoreline and north Seattle still have problems. No estimated time for restoration on those.

If you are not on the map and you do not have power, contact the City Light outage hotline 206-684-7400. City Light is currently working in Shoreline, installing the new Smart Meters. Smart Meters will instantly report outages and it will no longer be necessary to call them in.


Photo: Denizens of Ronald Bog

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Photo by Martin DeGrazia

This moment of cuteness is brought to you by Bog dweller Martin DeGrazia, who knows all the denizens of Ronald Bog on a first name basis. I think this little one is flirting with him - note the saucy angle of the head.


Father - daughter team discuss their book at the Kenmore Library Wednesday afternoon

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 2:00pm – 3:30pm.

The session is free and no registration is necessary.

They provide guidance to seniors and their families about how to create future care plans that are safe, practical, and sustainable.


Scots lose in District Finals 60-49; face Cleveland in Regionals next weekend

Amanda Lee (#5) surveys the court for an open teammate
with Head Coach Carlos Humphrey in the background
Photo by Geoff Vlcek

The Shorecrest Girls' hopes of cutting down the nets were dashed Saturday evening at Jackson HS as they lost to the Stanwood Spartans 60-49 in the Northwest District One 3A Championship game. Stanwood avenged a rare home-court defeat they suffered at the Scots’ hands on their Senior Night earlier this month, 55-51.

SC will return to face Cleveland this Saturday February 24 at 4pm at Bellevue CC. The winner of that game will proceed to the Tacoma Dome.

It was an exciting scene at the mammoth Jackson gym, with both sides giddy with anticipation.

Julia Strand (#12) scoops up a shot in the lane
Photo by Geoff Vlcek
The stands were full behind both benches. Stanwood had a strong contingent of fans along with the Stanwood band, Stanwood cheerleaders and students.

Scots fans included young siblings to grandparents and everything in between. The crowd spanned multiple generations, from toddlers to the toddling.

Scots took the opening tip and drove for a basket. In the first half of the first quarter Scots employed a harassing one-on-one defense that resulted in a number of turnovers and an eight point lead. 

Initially a fast-paced game played by both teams shifted to a more deliberate pace that favored the Spartans. SC’s three point shots were not dropping and interior passes were often disrupted by the Spartans. The quarter ended Scots 15, Spartans 13.

At the start of the second quarter, first-year SC coach Carlos Humphrey emphasized the need to move more on offense to get some separation. 

The Spartans responded with high intensity defense. The Spartans edged into a small lead partly due to out-rebounding the Scots. SC shooting in the last four minutes of the second quarter went cold and resulted in a lead for the Spartans at the half, 29-23.

Scots opened the third with a pressing defense but the Spartans were ready for it and went over the top quickly. The contest oscillated back and forth, four points either way. The slower Spartan pace produced an advantage. Concurrently the Scots' three point game failed them, hitting only 21%. The Scots persisted, though, and managed to narrow the Spartans' lead to four at the end of the third, 42-38, Stanwood.

Shelby Gresch waits at the free throw line as a teammate attempts a shot
Photo by Geoff Vlcek
The fourth opened with the Scots running a press that created some turnovers. It remained a seesaw battle until mid-way in the fourth. At that point the Spartans added to their lead while the Scots shooting turned cold at the worst possible time. With three minutes left and an eight point deficit the Scots traded fouls for the ball. The Spartans, primarily Jillian Heichel and Ashley Alter, were very good from the line and increased the lead.

The final score was Stanwood 60, Shorecrest 49. It was the first District Championship for the Spartans going back to the ’70’s, a well deserved win for their team and their long-time, mild-mannered, professorial coach Dennis Kloke.

Senior Julia Strand led the Scots with 14 points in the hotly contested rematch. Sophomore Amanda Lee contributed 12 points to the effort. Senior Shelby Gresch added her usual stellar rebounding skills. Junior Audrey Dietz patrolled the baseline with great effectiveness while Sophomore Sidney VanNess generated lots of energy with her aggressive floor game. Both squads gave it their all and should be very proud of a game well played.

Strand graciously commented after the game “They’re a really good team. We fought hard, but it just wasn’t our night. Our shots just wouldn’t fall. But we’ll be ready for Regionals and I’m confident in our team. We’ll get the next one."

SC will face Cleveland next Saturday at 4pm at Bellevue CC in the Regionals. The winner of that game will proceed to the Tacoma Dome. The loser’s season will end.


Sound Transit, King County Metro seek public feedback on reserved solo-driver permit parking at transit facilities

What do you think about reserved spaces
in Transit Centers?
Sound Transit and King County Metro are seeking public feedback on reserved solo-driver permit parking at transit facilities in an online survey.

Previously the agency implemented the permit parking program at 24 high demand locations. 

Locally, this included King County Metro locations at the Northgate Transit Center, Green Lake Park and Ride, Aurora Village Transit Center, Kenmore Park and Ride, Bothell Park and Ride.

The agencies feel that an expanded reservation program that also serves solo drivers, or single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) transit users, would provide options to better serve commuters’ needs.

Public can take the online survey or provide comment in neighborhood drop-in sessions. The closest sessions:

Edmonds Library
650 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020
Thursday, March 15

Northgate Library
10548 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
Sunday, March 18


Cartoon by Whitney Potter: Washington's birthday

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


Open House for Shorenorth Cooperative Preschool Mar 3

Shorenorth Cooperative Preschool offers a unique and exciting educational experience for your family. Parents benefit from an excellent education curriculum, and support from other caring peers. Children enjoy a wide variety of social interactions and creative experiences in our indoor and outdoor learning environments by "learning through play." Skills developed at Shorenorth Co-op Preschool will last a lifetime!

PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY, MARCH 3RD, 10am-12pm. 19931 Forest Park Dr NE, Shoreline 98155

This is a wonderful opportunity to tour our classroom and meet our wonderful teachers. Come and see what we are all about!


Lecture: Financial Wellness and Elder Law - Tuesday

Richmond Beach Community Association presents a Senior Health and Wellness Speaker Series in February

Richmond Beach Community Association is hosting a series of speakers on senior health and wellness during the month of February. The next meetings will occur on February 20 and 27. Both meetings will start at 7:00pm and will be held in the lower level of the Richmond Beach Congregational Church at 1512 NW 195th Street in Shoreline.

The meetings are free and open to all. Whether you are a senior, have a senior in your family or plan to someday become a senior, this series is designed to educate and inform you on three very important topics: housing options, finance/elder law and care options for seniors.

Financial Wellness and Elder Law - February 20

Financial wellness is having an understanding of your financial situation and taking care of it in such a way that you are prepared for financial changes. For seniors, financial wellness can be thrown off balance by unexpected expenses, illness or even theft.

Maggie Knowles of Maggie Knowles Productions has been helping seniors for years manage their finances. Knowles owns her own bookkeeping business and will talk about how seniors can take better care of their finances independently and the signs when they need additional help with their finances. She’ll also speak on what kinds of help with money matters would keep seniors more independent for a longer time.


Classifieds: Shoreline Fire public meeting Mar 15

Shoreline Fire District Commissioners to hold public hearing on 2018 Fire Benefit Charge.


Meridian Park Neighborhood celebrates Chinese culture at Tuesday's meeting

On Tuesday, February 20th at 7pm, Meridian Park Neighborhood Association will hold their monthly meeting at Shoreline City Hall and the evening will highlight Chinese culture.

Attendees will get to learn specifics about the Chinese New Year as well as how innovations in China in the last 30 years have impacted that society.

Meridian Park neighbor Julie Xing will share her experience of living the first half of her life in China and show interesting comparisons of Chinese and American geography, populations, transportation systems and more.

This presentation is appropriate for all ages and could be helpful for students studying these topics in school, or adults learning more about family traditions of families that you have recently joined, or even a new friend you have made! Chinese New Year snacks will be served at this meeting.

MPNA meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month in Room 301, 17500 Midvale Ave N, from 7pm-8:30. All Shoreline residents are welcome to attend. The format includes speaker(s) with the opportunity for questions and discussion with attendees. Light refreshments are served. For more information or questions, email or call Cynthia Knox at 206-218-3302.


Widespread power outages on west side

In addition to the major outage because of a power pole down on 25th NE, large areas west of the freeway are without power, from the county line all the way down to Northgate.

One area just south of The Highlands has been out since around 3:30pm. All of the rest went down around 7pm.

No cause listed, just "investigating". City Light estimates it will be 1 or 2am before power is restored.

So far, the area of Shoreline where the Shoreline Area News operates has power.

UPDATE:  All but a couple of westside customers had power by 10:30pm


Shorewood bowling team named Most Inspirational at State Championships

Shorewood bowling team 1 at State
with Hall of Fame Coach Ed Wada

After the state bowling competition in Lakewood this weekend, February 17-18, 2018. the Shorewood I bowling team came home with the Most Inspirational Award.

Coach Ed Wada was inducted into the coaches' Hall of Fame, joining head coach Hall of Famer Tammy Ceesay.

Shorewood Team 1 took 3rd place in Division 1 besides the most inspirational team award.

Team 2 took 4th place in Division 3. Both divisions were extremely close.

Two of the Shorewood bowlers made the all state teams. Freshman, Brandon Hozjan, won in division 3 and Junior, Malcolm Jacobson, won in division 1.

The Shorewood teams gratefully received financial support from the community to be able to afford to go to the competition.

The 53rd Annual Washington State Bowling Proprietors' Association (WSBPA), State High School Varsity Bowling Championships was held Saturday and Sunday, February 17-18, 2018, at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place (Tacoma, WA)


Power outage caused by hit and run driver

25th NE is the dividing line between Shoreline (right) and LFP (left)
Photo by Ron

25th NE, looking south
Photo by Ron

Reader Jennifer Klock reports that when Ridgecrest and North City lost power around 3:45pm on Sunday, she went looking for the cause and found Ron, a retired LFP police officer, walking up 24th Ave NE (NE 178th St) toward 15th Ave NE. I saw him and asked about the outage. He explained what he had learned and shared photos he took.

A van descending the hill on 25th Ave NE may have hit a power pole and then hit a silver car at the intersection of 25th Ave NE and 24th Ave NE (NE 178th St) before fleeing the area.

Lake Forest Park Police, Shoreline Police, and Fire have responded as there was reportedly a driver trapped in a car under the power lines.

1000 households should have power restored by 9pm

The accident has caused a huge power outage, from 5th to 35th NE and from 165th to 185th. City Light estimates that power will be restored by 9pm Sunday evening.

Minor update 2-19-18


Photo: Blue skies

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

The wind came in as scheduled and was very strong - and cold - but the rain went elsewhere. The rhody blossoms can live for another day!

Now we'll see if we get snow. They are definitely expecting a couple of feet in the mountains and the State Patrol is threatening to close all the passes.

But today, we stole a beautiful afternoon.



Flags at half-staff for Florida shooting victims

Flag Lowering - 2/15/18 (Florida)
Pursuant to the Presidential Proclamation, Governor Inslee has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Thursday, February 15, 2018, in honor of the victims of the attack in Parkland, Florida.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on February 19, 2018.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
Please call (360) 239-1317 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.


Mayor Hall is featured speaker at ELNA meeting Tuesday

Newly elected Shoreline Mayor Will Hall will be the main speaker at the Tuesday meeting of the Echo Lake Neighborhood association.

In addition, Mike Pugsley of Ashley House will explain the facility they are opening in the Echo Lake neighborhood.

The meeting will be held at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N, 98133, Room 303, from 7pm to 9pm.

The Echo Lake Neighborhood is bounded by Aurora and I-5, N/NE 205th and N/NE 185th. All who live or work within those boundaries are considered to be party of the association.


Crime in Shoreline week ending Feb 5

Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Selected items from the Shoreline Police blotter, week ending February 5, 2018

Trending: this week was full of incidents with alcohol intoxication and mental health issues. The usual run of people with outstanding warrants or without licenses driving vehicles with missing lights and/or making traffic violations like failing to signal.

01-28  Burglary 26xx NW 198th St, stole $100 and a cigar box.
01-28  N 155 and Interlake Ave - intoxicated subject laying in the street.
01-29  17xx N 178th - found bicycle, cart, and ski poles dumped alongside road.
01-29  Mail theft 157xx Ashworth
01-29  Graffiti inside Echo Lake park restroom.
01-30  Driver involved in parking lot collision was arrested on $4000 drug warrant and escape from community custody warrant.
01-30  Unknown subject grabbed a Fred Meyer employee and hugged and kissed her.
01-30  Graffiti on outside of Echo Lake park restroom.
01-31  Found wallet turned in to police.
01-31  Package stolen 18xx NE 172nd - thief driving a white pickup.
01-31  Revolver found in donation pile at Goodwill.
01-31  Subject Trespassed from Aurora Safeway after trying to hug employees and customers. Also created a disturbance at Whistle Work Wear.
01-31  Intoxicated subject Trespassed after opening products at Bartells; found to be suicidal and was sent for involuntary commitment.
01-31  Bicycle stolen off the bike rack on the front of a bus.
02-01  Officer investigating a vehicle in Paramount Park after hours discovered that driver had drugs and a custody escape warrant.
02-01  Female taken for detox after found drinking and incapacitated in Fred Meyer restroom.
02-01  Trespassed individual harassing SCC students for cigarettes.
02-01  Resident fell victim to phone scam and gave credit card info to caller to "fix" his computer.
02-01  Individual Trespassed from Trader Joe's for drinking alcohol in the restroom.
02-01  Suspect has called victim five times at her residence, cussing her out for denying his VA claim.
02-01  Tags on residential fence facing Echo Lake park.
02-02  Subject Trespassed for loitering in Shari's restroom for an hour and refusing to leave. Booked into jail on outstanding theft warrant.
02-02  Manager of retirement home reports that daughter of resident has not returned with resident's medications.
02-02  Police were called for verbal disturbance between parent and daughter; one was arrested on unrelated warrants and booked into jail.
02-03  Mentally ill person in Fred Meyer parking lot.
02-03  Male arrested at his Shoreline home after punching former roommate and hitting him with a frying pan.
02-03  Vulnerable adult left her residence at Sunrise Adult Family Home and went to downtown Seattle. Was located in Shoreline, trying to find her way back.
02-04  Unknown male talked his way into home on N 176th claiming falsely that he was from Comcast.


Antique and Collectible Doll and Toy sale

2017 show

The Antique and Collectible Doll and Toy sale

Featuring Antiques and Vintage goods

Antiques to Modern Dolls and Toys.

Saturday April 28, 2018

!0 AM to 3PM

The Nile Golf and Country Club, 6601 244th St SW 

Admission: Adults $6 /Children $2

Doll and Toy Valuations by 
Antiques Roadshow Appraiser

For more information contact


Rep. Kagi seeks legislation on placement for foster children and youth

Rep. Ruth Kagi, D-32
Photo courtesy LSS
By Evan Smith

Democratic 32nd Legislative District State Rep. Ruth Kagi says that one of her top goals for the current legislative session is addressing what she says is a severe placement crisis for foster children and youth.

“With a shortage of foster parents and the loss of many residential providers due to low reimbursement rates, the state is struggling to find placements for children and youth, particularly those with serious mental and behavioral challenges,” she said in mid-January. 
“Far too many are staying in hotels with social workers, or being placed out of state. Increasing placement options is urgently needed.”

Kagi oversees foster-care legislation as chair of the House committee on early learning and human services. She also is a member of the Appropriations Committee and the Environment Committee.

She said during the second week of the legislative session that her top priority was passing a capital budget, something that the legislature accomplished later that week. The capital budget uses the state’s bonding authority to pay for buildings and other capital projects.

“The budget includes funding for school construction, affordable housing, many community-based projects and the early-learning facilities fund that the legislature established last year,” she said Jan. 16.

Kagi also said that legislators would continue efforts to understand the impact of the State Supreme Court’s order that the state provide full support for public schools on local school districts and to correct unintended consequences.

“More funding is clearly needed in a number of areas, including special education and teacher salaries,” she said.

Kagi added, “Our commitment is to deal with many complex issues in this 60-day session, and adjourn on March 8.”

Kagi represents the 32nd Legislative District, including the city of Shoreline, part of northwest Seattle, Woodway and nearby unincorporated areas of south Snohomish County, south Edmonds, the city of Lynnwood and part of Mountlake Terrace.

To read about the priorities of Democratic 32nd District State Sen. Maralyn Chase see this Jan. 1 post.

Democratic 32nd Legislative District Rep. Cindy Ryu’s priorities are in this Jan. 3 post.

Evan Smith can be reached at schsmith@frontier.com


Students rise to the challenge in the Opera Workshop 2018 world premiere

Students in rehearsal for Command Performance
Photo courtesy SCC

Opera Workshop 2018 will be presented in the Shoreline Community College Theater February 23-25, 2018. 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133.

Opera lovers won’t want to miss Shoreline Community College’s Opera Workshop 2018, featuring the world premiere of Command Performance, a delightful one-act piece written specifically for Shoreline’s program by famed Seattle composer Bruce Monroe.

Based on historical events from the reign of Russian Empress Catherine “The Great,” Command Performance is the brainchild of Monroe, a prolific orchestrator and composer known for his work at Village Theater and 5th Avenue Theater. Monroe has also worked extensively with the College’s Musical Theater and Opera programs.

Presenting an entirely new work comes with challenges that offer valuable learning experiences for students.

“There’s no precedent to fall back on,” said Music Director Charles Enlow. 
“We’re literally creating a new work from the ground up, and our student cast has risen admirably and enthusiastically to the challenge. A new work also allows for students to be part of an ongoing creative process and to explore different possibilities for performance in a safe place. They’re exploring their capabilities and expanding and refining their skills as musicians, actors, and performers.”

Funding for the piece was provided, in part, by a Community Project Grant from Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, which supports projects that “enhance the quality of life” in the Shoreline community.

Now in its 45th year, the Opera Workshop is a fully staged opera production that premieres during the College’s winter quarter. Each production includes a selection of opera scenes and a one-act opera with an orchestra.

Along with Command Performance, Opera Workshop 2018 also includes the region premiere of The Quartet, by well-known Seattle composer Bern Herbolsheimer. This miniature opera is a charming adaptation of an original Slavic tale, deliciously scored for singers and chamber ensemble. Crowning these performances are scenes from The Golden Apple (music by Jerome Moross and libretto by John Latouche), set in Washington state.

Show dates for Opera Workshop 2018 will be February 23, 24, and 25. Purchase tickets online for Opera Workshop 2018.

Learn more about the Musical Theater and Opera programs at Shoreline Community College.


Day One results for 53rd Annual Bowling Championships

Shorewood Varsity Bowling Team
Moses Lake, R. A. Long and Mariner High Schools Leading After Day One of the 53rd Annual WSBPA High School Varsity Bowling Championships at Narrows Plaza Bowl in Tacoma

Shorewood has two teams and Shorecrest one at the Championships in Tacoma.

Moses Lake, R. A Long (Longview), and Mariner (Everett) High School Varsity bowling teams emerged as the top three seeded teams entering tomorrow’s grand finale of the 53rd Annual Washington State Bowling Proprietors’ Association (WSBPA), State High School Varsity Bowling Championships taking place at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place, WA (2200 West Mildred Avenue, Tacoma, WA).

In singles, Olivia Kolppa (Anacortes), Crystal Doyle (Cascade), and Thea Hatch, (Marysville Gethchell) lead the girls singles event, while Aidghan Ziegler (Home School), Josh Gyer (Curtis ), and Noah Cooper (Marysville Pilchuk), are in 1st place in their respective divisions after 5 games of qualifications.

24 five-person teams laced up their shoes competing in three divisions along with 72 bowlers competing in a singles division. Teams and singles championships will be crowed Sunday, February 18th at 2:30 p.m. as the competition resumes at 9:00 a.m.

More than 1,000 student athletes statewide participated during the bowling season. Now in its 53rd year, this is the 2nd longest running High School Bowling Championship in America, following only New York.

Place Team Pts. Pin Fall
Division I
1 Moses Lake 26 4559
2 Oak Harbor 19 4415
3 East Wenatchee 18 4473
4 Bellarmine #1 18 4411
5 Shorewood 17 4621
6 Mt. Spokane 17 4352
7 Valley#1 14 4478
8 Bellarmine #2 11 4264

Division II
1 R.A. Long 23½ 4272
2 Riverside 21½ 4091
3 Omak 21 4482
4 Wenatchee 21 4226
5 Shadle Park 16½ 3999
6 Valley 12½ 4174
7 Rogers 12½ 4128
8 Shorecrest 11½ 3948

Division III
1 Mariner 22½ 4052
2 Lake Stevens 21½ 3990
3 Shorewood #2 21½ 3812
4 Ferndale 16½ 3914
5 Castle Rock 16 3730
6 Kamiak 15 3495
7 East Wenatchee 14 3676
8 Marysville 13 3445


Photo: Flowers before the snow

Friday, February 16, 2018

"Christmas Cheer"
Photo by Lee Lageschulte

This pink rhodie is in full bloom, ahead of a forecast for pounding rain and possibly snow. We'll enjoy it while we can - it may be a little bedraggled after the weekend.



Annual Tool Sharpening & Tree Pruning Event

Diggin’ Shoreline 6th Annual Tool Sharpening and Tree Pruning Event

Saturday, February 24, 10am – 2pm

Grab those rusty pruners, loppers, shovels, and hoes, and head to Diggin’s perennially popular Tool Sharpening and Tree Pruning event led by Diggin’ board members John Ruby and Zeth Peterka.

Be sure to dress warmly and bring gloves as we’ll be sharpening tools out of doors and under cover.

Tour the homeowner’s garden where dwarf fruit trees and berries are artistically nestled among the perennial beds, see how easily you can incorporate fruits into your landscape. Take part in the tree pruning demonstration and learn how to make selective cuts to maintain manageable trees and maximize fruit production.

Limited street parking available. Carpooling is encouraged. Your reply is encouraged (but not required) so that we’ll be sure to have plenty of sharpening supplies, and hot beverages on hand.

To let us know you’re coming, email or call 206-437-9118 by Friday evening, February 23.


WeatherWatcher: Wind Advisory then Arctic Outbreak

Snow on NE 193rd St and 3rd Ave NE
January 18, 2012. Photo by Carl Dinse
Wind Advisory: The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a wind advisory that is in effect for Saturday from 7am to 7pm. Southerly winds are expected to increase to 20-30mph with gusts near 45mph. The peak of the winds are expected during the afternoon hours.

Winds this strong can snap tree branches and cause local power outages.

Forecast: There are a lot of things going on over the next five days. We have a little wind storm for Saturday, bringing with it rain and a lot of mountain snow. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 40's.

Arctic Outbreak:
Overnight Saturday night into Sunday morning, close to 3am, the first arctic front pushes south. Temperatures are expected to fall into the low 30's and rain showers are expected to change over to snow showers.

Sunday snow showers are expected in the morning and afternoon. Models have been somewhat indecisive on accumulations but they have been consistent on a convergence zone forming.

If the zone forms, and if it forms over the Shoreline area we could get anywhere from 1-6" of snow. Most of the model runs have had it over the Lynnwood - Everett area, however, so we may be missed. The remainder of the region outside of the convergence zone could still see a 0-1" of snow accumulation.

Winds Saturday night - Sunday night are expected to continue gusting up to 45mph with a shift from south to north occurring Sunday morning when the first arctic front arrives. Sunday night these north winds are going to bring a second arctic front through the area. By this point there isn't expected to be any moisture left, so snow showers should end. These are expected to be the coldest temperatures we've had since December 2016.

Monday we are looking at clear skies with cold temperatures. Monday morning lows are expected to be in the mid-lower 20's and the high temperature probably near the mid 30's. Monday night into Tuesday morning is another cold night, possibly a record breaker with lows in the low 20's or upper teens.

Tuesday - Friday: Temperatures will remain cold, but not as cold as Tuesday morning. Snow levels are expected to remain between sea level and 500 feet for the entire week. Showers are expected to return starting as early as Tuesday afternoon. We have a chance of snow or rain for the remainder of the week.

Sometimes when we have a forecast like this we could easily see rain, or we could easily see snow for the majority of the week. I'll continue to provide updates as this arctic blast develops. At this time there have not been any winter weather watches, warnings or advisories issued. However it is important to know the possibility of an all-out classic snowstorm event is very significant in the next several days.

Bottom line: Be prepared for winter weather conditions over the next 5-7 days. Keep any exposed outdoor pipes insulated and be prepared for winter driving.

For current weather conditions visit www.shorelineweather.com


Shorecrest Hip Hop goes to Hamilton

The Shorecrest Hip Hop team poses in front of the marquee for Hamilton at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.

Shorecrest Hip Hop in the Paramount Theatre
for Hamilton

Tickets to Hamilton are selling for $199 to 320. Coach Rex Kinney, through his affiliation with the Seattle Theatre Group, was able to get his team in for free to a dress rehearsal for the popular show.


Hispanic Arte & Culture exhibit opens March 2 at Kenmore City Hall

Night Bloom by Laura Glover

The Arts of Kenmore Gallery invites the public to the Opening Reception event on March 2, 2018, 6:30-8pm at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE, Kenmore 98028.

The juried exhibition features culturally interpretative works by local artists of Hispanic / Latino heritage, and curated to enrich and engage our growing community on the north side.

Featured artists: Rene Julio Díaz, William Garza, Rodolfo Garza, Laura Grover, Hugo Moro, Sylvia Kurin, Beth McBeth Perez, Ruben Rodriguez-Joya, Diana Scheel, and Angie Hinojos Yusef.
The Jurors for this exhibit are the globally acclaimed artist Alfredo Arreguín, and Seattle Arts Commissioner Juan Alonso-Rodríguez.

A presentation and artist awards begin at 7pm. Entertainment and light refreshments served. The exhibit is open to the public through May 24.


St. Luke student serves as page in state legislature

Matthew Reyes served as page to Rep. Ryu
Photo courtesy LSS
Matthew Reyes, a student at St. Luke School, served as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives.

Sponsored by State Rep. Cindy Ryu (D-32), Matthew is the son of Pamela Reyes and Arnel Reyes of Shoreline.

Pages perform a wide variety of responsibilities, from presenting the flags to distributing amendments on the House floor.

In addition to contributing to the efficient operation of the Legislature, pages receive daily civics instruction, draft their own bills, and participate in mock committee hearings.

Matthew’s favorite subject in school is mathematics and he loves to play football as well as basketball in his spare time.


Resource Fair - local summer camp and after-school programs

Need ideas for the kids for summer?

​Attend the Shoreline PTA Council’s FREE Resource Fair to learn about local summer camp and after-school programs.

Browse tables from more than 20 exhibitors offering programs for preschool through high-school. Free childcare (by advance reservation only) provided by the Dale Turner YMCA.

Monday, February 26, 2018 from 7-9pm in the Shoreline Room in the north end of the Shoreline Center 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155


Happy Year of the Dog

Chinese New Year, Friday, February 16, 2018 - the Year of the Dog. Chinese New Year is based on the lunar cycle. It occurs between January 21 and February 20.

Celebrations last for two weeks with dragon parades and a lot of fireworks - so much so that the state fire marshal sent out a reminder to check local fire codes.

Locally, Shoreline resident Hua Zhang had an early New Year's parade with her Mandarin class at Meridian Park Elementary School.


2018 Shoreline Short Short Film Festival March 3

Thursday, February 15, 2018

2018 Shoreline Short Short Film Festival
Saturday, March 3

Doors Open at 6pm - Movies Begin at 7pm
Shoreline Community College Theater

Lights, Camera, Action! It’s almost time for the Shoreline Short Short Film Festival!

Filmmakers from all over Washington have submitted their “short short” films and you’re invited to see the very best during the Shoreline Short Short Film Festival on Saturday, March 3 at 6pm in the state-of-the-art Shoreline Community College Theater. Doors open at 6pm, and the movies start at 7pm.

The evening will showcase a juried selection of 3-10 minute films made by emerging and developing filmmakers working in our community.

The top filmmakers will be honored with impressive Golden Sasquatch statues and other prizes, and you can vote for your favorite filmmaker to win the Viewer’s Choice Award!

This year we added a student film category to help encourage young budding filmmakers to get more exposure and share their work with the community.

Tickets are $20, parking is free, and popcorn, candy, soda, wine, and beer will be available for purchase. Don’t miss your opportunity to support up-and-coming filmmakers during this fun, community event!

Reserve your tickets today or buy them at the door.

And if you are a member or become a member of the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, you get two free tickets to the Film Festival!

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

This event is presented with support from Shoreline Community College, the City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park, 4Culture, and individual donations from people like you.


More Flu Expected in WA; Vaccine Effectiveness Estimates Released

Washington State Department of Health

Preliminary data released today estimates the 2017-2018 flu vaccine to be 36 percent overall effective at preventing flu illness.

Washington’s health officials want everyone to know it isn’t too late to get a flu shot since flu activity is still expected to be high for several more weeks.

This year is a reminder of how unpredictable and serious flu can be. Every flu season is different based on many factors including the circulating viruses and how well the flu shot protects against those viruses.

“Washington has seen a lot of the H3N2 strain of flu, which causes more severe illness in young children and those over 65 years old,” said Washington state’s Communicable Disease Epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist. 
“This year’s vaccine protects against H3N2, but that strain of the virus is known to change frequently throughout the season, making the vaccine less effective against the virus. Protection is higher against other strains included in the vaccine and can help flu illness be milder and shorter for those who still get sick.”

The Department of Health urges everyone aged six months and older, including pregnant women, to knock out flu with a flu shot. Visit KnockOutFlu.org for places to get your vaccine, weekly flu activity updates, and frequently asked questions and concerns about the flu vaccine.

“There are important steps to take to avoid getting the flu; get a flu shot every year, avoid contact with sick people, wash your hands often and stay home if you’re sick. 
"No vaccine is 100 percent effective, but they still provide some protection against serious flu complications, including death,” Lindquist said.


Registration open for Great Discussions 2018

Registration is now open for Great Discussions 2018 at Shoreline Community College.

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.

The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.

April 12 – May 31, 2018, on eight consecutive Thursday evenings, from 6:30- 8:30pm.
Shoreline Community College, Room 1010(M), 16101 Greenwood Ave N, 98133.

Topics include:
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Global health: progress and challenges
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • The waning of Pax Americana?
NOTE: Date of each topic to-be-announced.

Summaries provided at the GAC website. Scroll down the page to “Topic Summaries"

6:30 – Video (compliments briefing paper)
7:00 – Remarks by moderator
7:30 – Group discussion

Discount if you register before March 16!!
  • $25 Community Members ($35 after March 16)
  • $25 students *Registration includes briefing papers plus light refreshments.

For more information contact Larry Fuell


Sky seminar: Starting seeds indoors

Sunday, February 18th
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Starting Seeds Indoors 201 
Emily Apple Wilkins

Have you tried starting seeds but sometimes had problems?

Emily will help you learn to troubleshoot common problems.

Slight differences in germination temperatures, seed storage, light levels, humidity, and other factors can sometimes make a big difference in your success.

You’ll learn how to diagnose damping-off, what to do about spindly seedlings, and more. Emily will also go over when and how to “pot up” your seedlings and give more detailed information on transplanting.

Feel free to bring in troubled seedlings, or photos, for Emily to diagnose! 

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


Edmonds police arrest Harvey’s employee for hate crime in connection with incident involving teens

Creative Commons
Republished from My Edmonds News

A 45-year-old female employee of Harvey’s Lounge was arrested on charges of malicious harassment Wednesday in connection with racially motivated threats involving two African American teenagers that occurred Feb. 4 outside of Harvey’s Lounge, located in the 21100 block of Highway 99.

Malicious harassment is commonly known as the “Hate Crime” law for Washington state. The Lynnwood woman was arrested at Harvey’s around 5 p.m., interviewed by police and then transported to Snohomish County Jail, McClure said.

An 18-year-old Edmonds man and his 14-year-old sister said they were outside the lounge working on a school photography project the evening of Feb. 4 when the woman came out of the Harvey’s carrying a baseball bat and threatening them with a racial slur.

According to McClure, Detective Julie Govantes led the investigation into this incident which was first reported to police on Feb. 5.

The investigation included the reviewing of surveillance footage, multiple interviews and consultation with the FBI. The suspect was arrested “after inconsistencies in her version of events came to light and she was seen on the business’s surveillance video wielding a bat and yelling towards the victims,” McClure said.

The 18-year old victim told detectives “he felt that he was about to be violently assaulted when the female employee came out of the business with the bat and yelled at him and his sister to leave the property while being called a derogatory racial slur,” McClure said.
“After a thorough investigation, Detective Govantes developed probable cause to believe that the victims were threatened and placed in fear because of their race while the suspect was armed with a bat,” McClure added.
“We recognize the emotion that these types of incidents can create and will do our part to hold any perpetrator accountable if we establish that a crime has been committed,” said Edmonds Police Chief Al Compaan. “We appreciate the ongoing support of the community in the interest of public safety.”

McClure said that police took their time to develop the case so they had probable cause to make an arrest, and he credited the efforts of Govantes. “She’s been working non-stop on this case and it’s been her only case since it was reported,” McClure said.

Edmonds police urge the public to always report matters such as this so that they can be investigated, McClure added.


Smiles for Veterans - free dental day Saturday, March 3

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 8am to 4pm, on a first come, first served basis, the Pima Medical Dental Clinic on 9709 3rd Ave NE, Seattle 98115, offers exams, cleanings, fillings and extractions for Veterans and homeless people.


Fire and Water: Shoreline Fire to stage practice drills at North City Water maintenance site

Shoreline Fire training tower. Now they can train in the old
Northwest church building on 15th NE, thanks to
the North City Water District. Photo courtesy SL Fire.
From North City Water District

Our new Maintenance Facility is making steady progress: we’re close to submitting permits to the City of Shoreline, and hope to put the first contract for Site Work out to bid this spring.

However the most exciting news during this first stage is an opportunity to collaborate with a local government agency: Shoreline Fire Department will be using the property for multiple training exercises with other regional fire departments, before the site work (and eventual building demolition) begins.

Other than various fire department vehicles on the site, you won’t see much activity: most of the training will be taking place inside the vacant buildings. There will also be NO burning… if you see something that resembles smoke, it’s “Hollywood” smoke, not the real thing.

Shoreline Fire training hoist. Firefighters train
 under many kinds of conditions.
Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire via NC Water
We’re thrilled that these old buildings can serve a final purpose — not only helping our local Shoreline Fire Department with various response and training efforts, but also providing an opportunity for them to practice with neighboring departments, helping all of them better anticipate and support each other in the event of a real emergency.
Once these training efforts are complete and our permit is in hand, we’ll begin the first phase of the project: demolition of existing structures, installation of utilities and related infrastructure, followed by improvements along each of the three sides of the property.

The second contract for Building Construction will go out later in 2018. We opted to separate the efforts into two contracts, given how competitive the construction market is, and how committed we are to finding any and all methods to stay on budget.

If you have any questions about this project, or about the fire department training exercises, feel free to give us a call at 206-362-8100.


Crash snarls morning traffic on SR 522 in Lake Forest Park

A three vehicle collision on SR 522 just north of NE 145th Street around 8am Thursday morning backed up traffic from Kenmore to NE 145th.

One vehicle was disabled and blocking the southbound lane. With only one lane open, traffic was crawling through Lake Forest Park.

A tow truck responded quickly and cleared the roadway.


Shorecrest Girls play Saturday for District Championship

Julia Stand as a frosh player
Photo by Wayne Pridemore
The Shorecrest Girls basketball team drubbed Lynnwood by a 58-36 count in the Northwest One District 3A semi-finals Tuesday night at Mountlake Terrace.

They will face Stanwood this Saturday at 5pm up at Jackson HS for the District Championship. Both teams have qualified for next weekend’s State Tournament regional round.

The Scots defeated the Spartans 55-51 in the Stanwood gym on February 5.

In the Lynnwood game, the Scots (16-6 this season) sputtered some at the beginning, but soon found their legs thanks to the outside shooting of sophomore Amanda Lee, whose ‘three-atrics’ included five baskets from behind the 3-point line. And senior captain Julia Strand delivered her usual brilliant performance, scoring 18, with the majority coming from quick cuts under the basket along with one 3-pointer.

Strand, the leading scorer on the SC State Championship team from two years ago, was lost last year to a knee injury suffered in the second game of the season. This year’s team is young, with Strand and Shelby Gresch the only seniors.

“Saturday will be the biggest stage this team has seen, but I think we’ll be ready,” said Strand.


Seattle Rose Society seminar at Sky on Saturday

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Saturday, February 17th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Everything’s Coming Up Roses! Seattle Rose Society

Roses are the very emblem of romance and beauty, and they perform brilliantly here in the mild climate of the Northwest when you meet their basic needs.

Join rosarians from the Seattle Rose Society for a full day of rose mania. An affiliate of the American Rose Society, the Seattle Rose Society has been promoting — and growing — roses here since 1913! 

Among other activities, the Rose Society helped plan the Woodland Park Zoo Rose Garden (now a nationally recognized site with over 300 varieties), and every June they hold a Rose Show in which local rosarians and amateurs can compete.

The Rose Society will hold four seminars on specific aspects of rose growing, and experts will be available to share their enthusiasm throughout the day. Come for one or more of the seminars, or come for the full day!

10 am - Rose Pruning- Roses require yearly pruning to perform their best. Fortunately, learning  the basics for different varieties (hybrid teas, shrubs, climbers, tree roses) is not difficult.

11 am - Rose Selection- Over a century’s experience goes into these top picks for the Northwest!

Noon - Break

1 pm - Planting, Mulching, Feeding, and Fertilizing Your Roses- Roses reward proper care with  lavish bloom! Learn how to get the most out of your plants.

2 pm - Disease Control- Proper siting, pruning, and care of your roses can prevent many common  problems. But if you have had problems with blackspot or mildew or other issues, let the region’s experts tell you the gentlest ways to address them. 


Paper shredding event Mar 31

Shred event on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10am – 2pm at upper level of Aurora Square, on Westminster Way west of N 155th.

The Shred-It van will be parked near the entrance at 15505 Westminster Way N., Shoreline.

The event is a fundraiser for Shoreline Relay for Life (American Cancer Society). All donations are welcome and there is a five banker box limit.


  © Blogger template The Professional Template II by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP