Photos: Sun set Moon rise

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sun set
Photo by Gregg Haughian

Gregg Haughian took these beautiful photos of the sun setting and the moon rising over Echo Lake.

Moon rise
Photo by Gregg Haughian


Buskers Day at the LFP Farmers Market Sunday

A Special Day of Music this Sunday at the LFP Farmers Market

This Sunday, September 24th, head to the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market from 10-3 for Buskers Day at the Market, a full day of great music and fun.

What is a busker, you ask? Buskers are street performers who serve up music or other creative entertainment in public spaces for tips (and to make folks happy, of course).

While the LFP Farmers Market enjoys the drop-in, casual music (and even poetry) of street performers all season long, Buskers Day offers the opportunity to shine a spotlight on some very special performers for one day only.

Here’s the busker schedule:

10-11am Sarah Holman – With a sweet voice and great musical style, this local high schooler is an aspiring musician who has made quite a name for herself locally and on her YouTube channel and has already played the Commons multiple times. Those of you who remember Ian McFeron’s touching words about the impact of playing the Commons from his early years (before he went off to tour America and record 8 studio albums) may see some of that same spark in Sarah. Catch Sarah on the way up, up, up!

11:30am-1pm Paul Jenkins – An alternative Americana singer/songwriter, Paul has traveled the country and abroad with his guitar and soulful, rootsy voice. An accomplished musician who has been playing live for over 20 years, Paul channels those years and travels into every song and takes you on a wonderful musical journey along the way. Paul has music available on Spotify, Itunes, Amazon, and even a few radio stations, and once you hear him live, you’ll be looking for those songs for sure!

Ray Skjelbred and his Dolceola
1:30-3pm Ray Skjelbred and His Dolceola – A beloved staple around the market, many folks don’t realize that Ray also heads one of the Commons’ most popular weekend music bands, Ray Skjelbred and the Yeti Chasers. 

Ray’s upbeat repertoire of vintage tunes elicits everything from speakeasies to old-timey New Orleans jazz that never fails to get those toes tapping. 

You’ll love how he translates all that great music to the quirky charms of his dolceola to make something truly unique and delightful.

Look for all of the performers in the special busker tent by City Hall this Sunday. And if you like what you hear (and you will), be sure to drop a tip in their hats or guitar cases to show your appreciation!

While you’re there, don’t forget to shop the market for all your favorites in freshly harvested and locally produced foods including produce, meat, fish, cheese, eggs, bread, pasta, jams, sauces, baked goods, sweet treats, and ready-to-eat goodies!

The LFP Farmers Market is presented by Third Place Commons, a community-supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering real community in real space. The market is open from 10am to 3pm every Sunday through October 15th and takes place in the parking lot of LFP Town Center adjacent to City Hall at the intersection of Bothell Way NE and Ballinger Way NE.


Shorewood girls Swim Dive vs Mariner

WesCo 3A girls swim dive
9-19-17 at Shoreline Pool

Shorewood 130 - Mariner 44


Pancake breakfast kicks off the Kitsap Color Classic bicycle ride

The Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group hosts its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser, 7-9:30am on Sunday, September 24, at the Edmonds Masonic Center located at 515 Dayton Street. 

The hearty, all-you-can-eat, breakfast features pancakes, sausages, eggs, fruit, juice and coffee for $7. 

The annual event kicks off the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Kitsap Color Classic ride starting from the same location as the breakfast. Riders may choose from 25-, 39- and 57-mile route options on the Kitsap Peninsula. More ride information here.

“The tradition of an Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group pancake breakfast began 20 years ago as a way for cyclists to fuel up for one of the most popular fall rides in this area,” said Janice Corbett co-organizer for the event. 
“It’s our biggest fundraiser of the year. The profits from the breakfast, and donations collected at the event, support bicycling in South Snohomish County. Previously, funds raised paid for new bicycle racks throughout Edmonds and bicycles for children.”

The group also partners with local city governments, non-profit organizations and the Edmonds School District.

Community events include kid’s bike rodeos at area events such as the City of Edmonds Health and Fitness Expo in May, Bike to School Day, and the “Lets Go” bicycling education program in Edmonds School District physical education classes.

Thousands of students have completed the instructional and hands-on program to learn safe bicycling practices.

For more information about the Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group, or make a donation here



25th annual Koi and Water Garden show Saturday - Sunday at Sky

Saturday, September 23rd  from 9:30 am – 5 pm and Sunday, September 24th from 10 am – 1 pm

Washington Koi and Water Garden Society’s Twenty-Fifth Annual Koi Show

Something's fishy at Sky Nursery! 

Come to the Washington Koi and Water Garden Society's 26th Annual Show on Saturday, September 23rd from 9:30 - 5 and on Sunday, September 24th from 10 - 1.

Amateur and professional koi breeders will be bringing their best (and biggest) fish to compete.

Free display, judged show, great raffles, fish sales, Saturday auction, and more!

Check out the “Champion of Champions” as past shows’ “Grand Champions” compete for best of the best!

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


“Roaring 20’s” Doll & Vintage Event at Seattle Children's Bargain Boutique Friday

Seattle Children’s Hospital Bargain Boutique in Shoreline
Friday September 22, 2017

You are invited to our annual Vintage event at the Shoreline Bargain Boutique on September 22, 2017 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

This Doll and Vintage show will be our largest event to date with a huge inventory of merchandise available for sale such as clothing, linens, household, kitchen, books, games, jewelry and much more!
  • There will be Live Music by “First Things First”
  • Fashion Show at 7:00pm by Seattle Children’s Vintage Fashion Shows.
  • Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

All the proceeds and donations from this event will go directly to the uncompensated care fund at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

The mission of Seattle Children’s Hospital Bargain Boutiques is to provide support for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s, and to ensure that no child will be turned away because of inability to pay medical costs.

To foster this support, the goal is to provide quality new and used merchandise at fair prices in a pleasant environment.

For more information, call the store at 206-448-7609

Shoreline Bargain Boutique, 15835 Westminster Way N (Aurora Square), Shoreline 98133.

Normal business hours:

Monday to Friday: 10am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 5pm


Letter to the Editor: Why should we subsidize just anybody who wants to live here?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

To the Editor:

I grabbed my wallet yesterday when I saw Shoreline City Council candidate Jin-Ah Kim's statement that "we need more affordable housing so anybody who wants to live in Shoreline and be part of our special community, can do so."

I don't think that just "wanting to live in Shoreline" means that you should be able to do so at somebody else's (the taxpayers') expense. Perhaps one could make an argument that the taxpayers should subsidize housing for people who are making significant contributions to the community but cannot afford to live here (I'm not convinced, but at least the argument has merit), but I can't for the life of me think of a reason that we should subsidize just anybody who wants to live here. Our property taxes are already among the highest in Washington State.

Maggie Willson


Shorewood Cheerleaders cheer on the Susan B. Komen 3-Day walkers

Shorewood cheer team wears pink
to cheer on the 3 Day Walk participants

The Shorewood Cheerleaders encouraged the many walkers at the Susan B. Komen 3-Day event held in Seattle September 15-17, 2017.

This event raises money to fight breast cancer.

These T-Birds volunteered to support the participants and highly recommend it as community service!


Volunteers still needed for 2017 bicycle / pedestrian count on Sept. 26-28

Photo by Mary Jo Heller
The state is kicking off a three-day survey to count the number of people who walk or bike to their destination – and there’s still time to help.

Anyone who would like to volunteer to help count can register and download tally forms online. Volunteer spots are open statewide, especially in some of the participating small communities.

For this 10th annual survey, the Washington State Department of Transportation and Cascade Bicycle Club are partnering with cities and counties to help count the number of people biking and walking Tuesday, Sept. 26, through Thursday, Sept. 28.

These short-term counts allow WSDOT and its partners to measure success and continue to work towards safe, connected and convenient bike and pedestrian networks all over the state. The surveys rely on the hundreds of volunteers who participate each year. In 2016, volunteers tallied more than 78,000 people biking and walking in communities across Washington.

"Volunteers are vital to our annual bike and pedestrian count," said Cascade Bike Club Executive Director Richard Smith. “These counts provide essential data to help us improve people’s lives."

Data collected in 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.

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


U.S. Rep. Jayapal emphasizes importance of Lynnwood Link federal funding

Sound Transit is working to secure critical $1.17 billion federal grant for Lynnwood Link

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal toured Sound Transit’s on-schedule and on-budget construction of light rail to Northgate Tuesday, joining agency CEO Peter Rogoff in emphasizing the importance of federal funding to reaching Lynnwood and other cities around the region.

“We are grateful for the leadership of Congresswoman Jayapal, Congressman Rick Larsen, Senator Patty Murray, Senator Maria Cantwell and other members of our congressional delegation toward maintaining critical federal transit funding, and particularly the $1.17 billion grant for starting Lynnwood construction next year,” Rogoff said.

“Federal funding for Link light rail is critically important to connecting our communities and strengthening our economy,” said Congresswoman Jayapal. “Our region is doing its part to fund the growth of our mass transit system. But without strong federal partnership, project timelines will be thrown off and residents will continue to struggle with congestion.

"I will do everything I can to ensure that the Federal Transit Administration follows through on funding the Lynnwood Link so that we can deliver the high-quality transit our region needs without harmful delays.”

Sound Transit is in the final stage of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) process for securing the $1.17 billion Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for Lynnwood under the Capital Investment Grant Program, also known as the New Starts program.

Engineering approval by the FTA last year enabled the agency to move forward with final design work on the extension, gave the project its second-highest possible rating in the competitive grant process and committed $1.17 billion in federal funding for the project.

Congress, with the help of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and other members of the region’s congressional delegation, approved the first installment of that funding of $100 million in FY17.

The agency is now looking to Congress approve the second installment of $100 million in FY18.

The $1.174 billion FFGA was scheduled to be executed in 2018. However, the current Administration has proposed zeroing out funding for future FFGAs , including the agreement for Lynnwood Link.

“Our region’s voters stepped up and voted to tax themselves to provide a path out of crippling congestion. For that they should be rewarded at the federal level, not punished,” Rogoff said.

While the vast majority of the $53.8 billion Sound Transit 3 measure comes from local funding, the measure assumes $4.7 billion in federal funding over the next 25 years based on past federal funding levels. If the federal funding assumption is not met, Sound Transit likely will not be able to meet the project timelines in our measure. Local taxpayers have a reasonable expectation to benefit from their federal tax dollars, particularly those that provide critical transportation infrastructure.

From Northgate, the 8.5-mile Lynnwood Link Extension will run along the I-5 corridor with four new stations including Northeast 145th Street, Northeast 185th Street, the Mountlake Terrace Transit Center at 236th Street Southwest and at the Lynnwood Transit Center.

New parking structures at 145th, 185th, and Lynnwood Transit Center will add approximately 1,500 park and ride spaces in the corridor as part of the project. The project will facilitate the scheduled 2031 addition of a station at Northeast 130th Street that was funded in ST3.

An aerial animation of the Lynnwood Link alignment is available here.

The Lynnwood Link goes from Northgate to Lynnwood and includes two stations in Shoreline. More information and sign up for updates on the Sound Transit page. For specific questions, call 206-398-5300. For Shoreline specific questions, contact Bob Eddy, 206-801-2484.


Photo: Autumn leaves

Autumn Leaves
Photo by Lee Lageschulte

I really went into denial when I saw the Halloween candy in the stores several weeks ago. But the rain and overcast have convinced me that it really is fall.

Lee's photo is the bright side of autumn, as the leaves turn lovely colors. And sometimes they are even in the sun..



Join FOSL and get admission to Members Only Preview Book Sale

Friends of the Shoreline Library (FOSL) annual fundraising event to help support adult and children's programs at the Shoreline King County Library is here once again!

You can become a FOSL member. Come to the Members Only Preview Sale which is Friday, September 22, 5-7pm at the library 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline 98155.

There are different levels of support starting at $10. Membership forms available at the book sale entrance.

The main event is on Saturday, September 23, from 10am-4pm. So bring your family, friends, and neighbors.

Sunday, September 24, Noon-3pm is the official 'bag' day. Come Sunday with $4 for your opportunity to stuff a paper bag (we supply the bag) to the brim with books of your choice!

Everyone is always welcome.

Books are a splendid adventure just waiting for you to delve within and create that oasis in your mind you've been expecting. See you there!'


Shoreline Walks – Kruckeberg Garden Walk this Saturday

Monday, September 18, 2017

Kruckeberg walkers
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Join walk leader Dan Short on Saturday, September 23rd at 10:00am for a morning walk around the Richmond Beach Neighborhood including a visit to Kruckeberg Public Gardens as part of the Shoreline Walks free Community Walking Program.

Take in some of the fall foliage and flowers. Kruckeberg is a 4 acre free public garden. 

Walkers should meet at the rear parking lot of the Richmond Beach Congregational Church (15th NW and 195th St). Walk is approximately 2.5 miles in length, will take about 1.5 hours, and is rated moderately easy with some minor hills.

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


Places available for the free tour and lunch at Foss Home & Village

There are still places left for the Senior Center sponsored tour of Foss Home and Village in North Seattle. These tours, which continue into October, are intended to give senior citizens and their families a look at what is available in the local assisted living community before there is need.

Contact the Senior Center to sign up 206-365-1536


Cartoon: Talk Like a Pirate Day

Tuesday, September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day

Created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) 
and Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon


City of Lake Forest Park successful bidder for 5.6 acre Seattle Public Utilities land parcels

LFP to acquire 5.6 acres of forest and wetlands
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has accepted the City of Lake Forest Park’s $1 million purchase offer for the two undeveloped parcels near the intersection of 40th Place NE and 45th Place NE.
Initial funding for acquisition comes from an internal loan paired with grant funding from King County Conservation Futures.

The purchase agreement is contingent on City Council approval.

The properties have an area of 5.6-acres with a dense tree canopy and extensive sensitive areas.

The City’s successful offer is a culmination of a cooperative effort by the City Council, Mayor, Lake Forest Park Stewardship Foundation and conservation-minded residents.


SPU students will volunteer at Mary's Place Family Center Saturday

SPU student volunteering
Photo courtesy SPU
Before classes begin at Seattle Pacific University, more than 700 students, faculty, and staff, will spend Saturday, September 23, cleaning up parks, removing invasive plants in local creeks, and working in homeless shelters as part of SPU’s commitment to community engagement. 

SPU students will be at Mary’s Place Family Center in North Seattle on Saturday, September 23, from 10:30am until 2:30pm.

Their tasks will include working in the center’s donations room, lunch preparation, assistance with youth services staff, and assistance running Mary’s Place Marketplace.

The annual event known as “CityQuest” is a way to introduce new students to the many community service organizations throughout the area. Students will work at more than 25 locations throughout Seattle.

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Known for both their competence and character, SPU graduates are bringing about positive change in communities around the globe.


Scene on the Sound: Invader on the Shoreline Sea

Photo by Jan Hansen

Our Scene on the Sound reporter, Jan Hansen says:

It was not difficult to spot one of the largest yachts in America as she passed by this afternoon. My marine app says that Invader left Seattle at 12:22pm headed for Port Sidney (BC).  Right now this super yacht is motoring at 12.6 knots. It was a real treat to watch this beauty “sail” by.

Said to be one of America's hundred largest yachts, the 163.7 foot Invader is out of the Bay Area and owned by broadcasting mogul Jim Gabbert.  Steel-hulled Invader was built by Codecasa in Italy. It sleeps 14 guests and a crew of 9. Top speed is 18 knots and it can go 5,000 miles without a stop.


2017 Election: Introductory statement from unopposed Shoreline council incumbent Roberts

By Evan Smith

Shoreline City Council incumbent Christopher Roberts, who currently presides over the council as mayor, is running unopposed for re-election.

He recently sent this statement to introduce himself to voters:

Christopher Roberts

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Mayor.

I am proud of our accomplishments: affirming that we are a welcoming city to all; committing to expanding park, forest, and open space; providing paid family leave to Shoreline employees; and supporting the many communities in our city.

We still have work to do to address the needs of Shoreline’s residents and businesses. We must continue to support our existing businesses and foster a climate to attract more jobs; do our part to address the crisis of affordable housing; and improve our public outreach.

I’m happy to meet with you and your neighbors to learn how we can improve our city.


Goodwill Item Drive Saturday for Shorewood Senior Class

The Shorewood High School Senior Class of 2018 is hosting a Goodwill Item Drive on Saturday, September 23rd between 10:00am and 2:00pm at the Shorewood High School parking lot to raise funds for the Senior Class Activities.

Gather up your items for donation and bring them to Shorewood on the 23rd. Volunteers will be on hand to help unload your car. The Class will receive money for each 24ft truck filled, you’ll receive a receipt as always. Thank you for your support!

Donation guidelines:

  • Clothing or any textiles (including well-worn items which can be repurposed)
  • Books, Toys, Small home appliances, Sports equipment
  • Electronics – Broken can be turned in for recycle! 
  • Small Furniture (no larger than an end table) will be accepted. No mattresses, couches or any other large furniture will be accepted.

N 175th at Fremont Ave N.


Help pull blackberries at Twin Ponds Park Saturday

More work to do at Twin Ponds

Let's Remove the Blackberry Vines From Thornton Creek in Twin Ponds Park

The southern end of Twin Ponds Park will be the site of a volunteer work party next Saturday, September 23 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Volunteers will remove weedy vines to clear the way for streamside native shrubs and trees to be planted later in the fall. Stewards trained in environmental restoration by the Washington Native Plant Society are leading this event to recover valuable habitat along Thornton creek.

This riparian area and wetland once sheltered spawning salmon and still hosts a few beautiful native shrubs beneath the mounds of invasive weeds. The restoration team expects that the area will again host more birds, frogs, small fish, mammals, flowering shrubs, willow trees and much more. A reclining willow tree that was recently uncovered put out new shoots when the vines were removed, showing that volunteers can have an immediate impact on this habitat.

Please wear long sleeves and long pants, hats and gloves. Bring water, sunscreen, and your own tools if you have them. Some gloves, tools and water will be provided. Park in the lot at the southern end of the park across from Aegis Assisted Living. (Avoid the lot at 155th St.) Contact us at to let us know you are coming or for questions you may have.

This project is sponsored by the Shoreline Department of Parks and Recreation, King Conservation District and the Washington Native Plant Society.


Legion Auxiliary rummage sale Friday - Saturday

WHAT : Yearly American Legion Auxiliary Rummage Sale.

WHEN: Two full days, Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, 2017. Starting at 9:00am.

WHERE: American Legion Hall in Shoreline, 14521 17th Ave. NE (Behind Goodwill)

WHY: For you to have a good time looking for treasures, including clothing, kitchenware, household items, cook books, knick-knacks, antiques, tools, electronics, etc. Also an opportunity for you to support veterans, as all proceeds go to their support.


Photo: Last sunset

Photo by Bruce Hill

Saturday's sunset, through a haze of smoke, may have been our last sunset for a while. Our normal rain and cloud cover have returned. Our blanket of clouds will keep up from getting too cold, and the rain will Keep Washington Green, but we will miss all those beautiful sunsets.



Parkwood Neighborhood celebrates completion of public art work

Photo by Dan Short
Back row: Chris Goodman, Robin Lombard, Chris Brummer
Front row: Chie Iida, Sara Snedeker (artist), Yoshiko Saheki, Marie Ammerman, Katie Schielke

Volunteers from the Parkwood Neighborhood Association were undaunted by the drizzle as they gathered at Twin Ponds Sunday to celebrate the successful completion of their art project with Shoreline artist Sara Snedeker.

Photo by Dan Short

Under Snedeker's direction, volunteers painted a colorful design on the columns of the I-5 overpass at NE 155th and 1st NE, near Twin Ponds Park.

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

A bright surprise of rainbow color greets drivers in NE 155th St as they travel under the I-5 overpass.

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Under the direction of Shoreline artist Sara Snedeker, volunteers painted bright stripes of vivid color on the columns supporting the freeway overpass.

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Prism Pantone now marks the gateway to the Parkwood Neighborhood.

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

A drab and dark space now has bright swaths of colors.

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

The project was sponsored and carried out by the Parkwood Neighborhood Association and funded by a mini-grant from the City of Shoreline.


Sherman Alexie at Third Place Books this week

A full house of authors at Third Place Books this week, including the most banned book of the last decade.

Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park Town Center, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way, 98155.

Manoush Zomorodi
Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self (St. Martin’s Press)
Monday, September 18 at 7 pm
The host of the popular Note to Self podcast shows you how to rethink your gadget use to live better and smarter. She explains the connection between boredom and original thinking, and how how we can harness boredom’s hidden benefits to become our most productive and creative selves.

Sherman Alexie
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – 10th Anniversary Edition (Little, Brown)
Tuesday, September 19 at 7 pm
Funny, poignant, and wryly illustrated, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is also one of the most banned books of the last decade. The 10th anniversary edition of the National Book Award-winning semi-autobiographical young adult novel features a new incredible new bonus material. Tickets required for admission; available FREE in store, no purchase necessary.

Marie Lu
Warcross (G. P. Putnam’s Sons)
Wednesday, September 20 at 7 pm
To make some quick cash, struggling teenage bounty hunter Emika risks hacking into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action.  In this sci-fi thriller, bestselling author Marie Lu conjures a world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all. Presentation FREE. Signing line ticket only available with purchase.

Lisa Lillien
Hungry Girl Clean and Hungry: Obsessed! (St Martins Griffin)
Thursday, September 21 at 7 pm
Bestselling author, columnist, and Cooking Channel show host Lisa Lillien—aka the Hungry Girl—takes on beloved foods that Americans are obsessed with. Comfort foods, junk foods, international favorites, desserts (and more!) have all been completely re-created and revamped for clean eating.

Eowyn Ivey
To the Bright Edge of the World (Back Bay Books)
Sunday, September 24 at 6:30 pm
An atmospheric tale of adventure, love, and survival from the bestselling author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Snow Child. Now available in paperback, To the Bright Edge of The World was a Washington Post Notable Book, a Library Journal Top 10 Book, and a BookPage Best Book of 2016 … don’t miss it!


Hypertufa class at Kruckeberg Gardens

Making hypertufa containers
Photo courtesy Kruckeberg Gardens
DIY Hand-on class - Hypertufa containers - September 30 at 10:30am

This is a great class to take with a good friend, partner or even child.

Learn how to make your own light weight hypertufa container in this hands on class. You’ll go home with your own creation.

Sarah Baker leads this class and is a real veteran at this! She will guide you through the steps and make sure you go home ready to make more.

This is a limited class size, so pre-registration/payment is required. Register for this class here.


LFP City Administrator report to Council

Pete Rose, Lake Forest Park City Administrator, brought the City Council up to date on recently completed maintenance projects in the City.

Street overlay project completed
Photo courtesy City of Lake Forest Park

The 2017 overlay project is complete. This year the City combined 2016, 2017 and 2018 overlay dollars to create the largest overlay in the history of the City. Public Works Superintendent Scott Walker and his team did a great job in coordinating with the citizens and assuring that we came in on budget. The contract for 2016 was delayed and was not completed during 2016. It was combined with this year’s overlay, but did honor the 2016 paving rate.

New drainage system NE 183rd and 28th NE

Public Works team members recently installed a new drainage system at NE 183rd Street and 28th Ave NE to better service the drainage needs of this area. The team coordinated with residents, as well as local utility companies,on the timing of the project.

City Hall light fixture cleaned and replaced
Photo courtesy City of Lake Forest Park

Public Works crew members cleaning and replacing light fixture on City Hall.

King County Traffic Division has completed the striping and thermoply for the crosswalks throughout the city.


Shoreline City Council - public hearing and adopting Community Development Block Grant Funding

Shoreline City Council Meeting, Monday, September 18, 2017, Regular Meeting 7:00pm

Agenda Highlights
  • Proclamation of Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry
  • Adopting Res. No. 416 – Amending the City’s Business Expense Policy
  • Adopting Ord. No. 793 – Amending the Shoreline Municipal Code Chapter 2.60 Purchasing Code
  • Adopting Ord. No. 795 – Amending Shoreline Municipal Code Chapter 3.50 Sale and Disposal of Surplus Personal Property
  • Public Hearing and Adopting the 2018 Community Development Block Grant Funding and Contingency Plan
  • Discussing the 2017 Second Quarter Financial Report and a Preliminary View of the 2018 Budget and 2018-2023 Capital Improvement Plan

Link to full Agenda

Comment on Agenda items


Smile - your life depends on it

...your life depends on it!

Seminar on Dental Hygiene and Oral Health Care
September 20th 1:30 -2:30

Drs. Kanako Nagatomo and Jenovie Hsia answer your questions and provide answers to common concerns about tooth and gum care for the elderly. 

They will discuss the connection between oral health and overall health, how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, when to see a dentist, the effect of medications on teeth and gums, and new technologies to replace lost teeth.

Aegis Living of Shoreline, 14900 First Ave NE, Shoreline 98155

RSVP by September 18, 206-367-6700


Child passenger safety week - find out if your car seat is installed properly

Booster seat
Photo from NHTSA
Child Passenger Safety week is Sept 17 – 23 this year, a week when safety technicians provide resources to educate parents and caregivers on how to safely transport children in their cars.

Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13.

That’s why it is so important to choose and use the right car seat every time your child is in the car.

In King County and across Washington State, trained car seat technicians will check your child restraint for any recalls, ensure the restraint is appropriate for your vehicle and child, and that you are using it properly.

It is extremely important to have your car seats inspected because more than 80 percent of child restraints inspected last year were being used incorrectly.
Rear facing car seat
Photo from NHTSA

Local inspection sites

Shoreline Police Department - Shoreline
1206 N 185th St
Shoreline 98133

Phone: 206-391-9995 
Contact: Officer Leona Obstler

By appointment for Shoreline residents only. Call for appointment.

Shoreline Fire Department - Shoreline
17525 Aurora Ave N
Shoreline 98133

Phone: 206-533-6564
Contact: Public Information Officer Michelle Pidduck

Fire Open House this Saturday, September 23. Safe Kids King County attending and presenting info on car seats and bike helmets.

Safety Restraint Coalition - Shoreline / Lake Forest Park
20126 Ballinger Way NE
Shoreline 98155

Phone: 425-828-8975 
Contact: Kathy Kruger, Jennifer Pavey Sue Emery

Call for a list of local locations and appointment

Updated with Shoreline Fire 9-18-17


Checks are in the mail for Washington residents defrauded by LCD manufacturers

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Beginning next week, checks will be in the mail for consumers affected by an elaborate price-fixing conspiracy by LCD manufacturers, Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Thursday. A total of $41.1 million is on its way to 24,632 consumers and businesses in all 39 counties.

The recovery is among the largest in the AGO Antitrust Division’s history.

“This conspiracy affected millions of products Washingtonians purchased over a period of eight years,” Ferguson said. 
“This step brings closure and a measure of justice to consumers who were harmed by this scheme. When powerful interests don’t play by the rules, my office will be there to hold them accountable.”

Rather than participate in a multistate case, the Attorney General’s Office chose to pursue an individual case in order to get a better deal for Washington consumers. The recovery in the state’s individual lawsuit may be as much as 30 percent higher than what Washington might have received as part of the multistate settlement.

On average, each consumer will receive about $203. The total varies based on the number and type of items claimed.


Call for Artists: 6X6NW – An Exciting Exhibition and Fundraiser

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for 6X6NW, an exhibition and fundraiser event featuring hundreds of small artworks. Each artwork must be 6”x 6” and artists may enter up to 10 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D). There is no fee to enter!

Entries will be exhibited during 6X6NW on October 7 and offered for sale to the public for $36 each. The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council will receive a 66% commission on any works sold and artists may elect to waive their 34% commission and contribute their work(s) as a full donation to benefit the Arts Council’s community arts programming and events.

2016 6x6 art exhibition
Photo courtesy Shoreline LFP Arts Council

Interested in taking pART? Registration and participation is open to all — no art background is required! All you have to do is visit the website, fill out the registration form (no artwork photos needed), and follow the simple instructions for submitting your work to the Arts Council.

Plus, prizes will be awarded in several categories, including People's Choice, and participants will receive 6 free tickets to the event at Shoreline Community College on October 7 (a $60 value).

Entries Due: September 29 or postmarked by September 28

6X6NW is a fundraiser to support Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council programming and will be held on Saturday, October 7 in the Lobby of the Student Union Building at Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Bldg. 9000, Shoreline 98133.


Shorewood football scores 20-14 win over Cedarcrest High School Friday in Duvall

#5 Joseph Williamson is congratulated by #13 Josh Lee

Text and photos by Lisa Hirohata

Shorewood football pulled out a 20-14 win over Cedarcrest High School on Friday, September 15th in Duvall. A stout T-Bird defense, led by Josh Lee’s two interceptions, held off Cedarcrest in front of an enthusiastic home crowd.

#11 Robert Banks runs the ball with #54 Phil Ball leading the way

Skyler Hammer, Robert Banks and Joseph Williamson each scored touchdowns. 

The fans were with them all the way,
making the journey to Duvall to cheer on the team

Shorewood’s record stands at 2-1, with the next game at home versus Wesco foe Mountlake Terrace at 7pm at Shoreline Stadium. This starts a 5-game home stand for the T-Birds.


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