Shorewood Girls Tennis Team 3rd at State

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Front row from left: Coach April Thompson, Coach Rebecca Moreno, Coach Arnie Moreno
with Shorewood tennis players who competed at State. Photo by Kristi Lin.

Shorewood boys and girls' tennis made history by taking 6 girls and 5 boys to the WIAA 3A State Tennis Tournament at Vancouver Tennis Center, May 26 and 27, 2023, the largest group of Shorewood players to play at state tournament. 

The top players in the state battled it out on the courts for awards to the top four teams and top eight individual players in singles and doubles. 

  • The boys' team placed 7th in the state with JD Drake advancing to the consolation semifinals before losing to a very tough Lakeside opponent. 
  • The doubles teams of District 1 champions seniors Blake Gettmann and Murray Falkin, junior Sam Borgida and senior Nathan Hagemeier competed but did not advance. They played outstanding tennis versus very tough opponents. 

Last Fall season, the boys' team placed second behind a very good Edmonds-Woodway team in WesCo South and placed second as a team, in District 1. Sophomore Drake will return next Fall season to lead a very strong boys' team that had a 12-2 season.

The Shorewood girls team girls' team had a record setting year. 
Rylie Gettmann and Emily Lin
Photo by Kristi Lin
  • Winning the WesCo South League Championship with an undefeated record, 
  • Winning the District 1 team championship and 
  • Qualifying six girls to the state tournament. Competing in singles Rylie Gettmann and Emily Lin. In doubles, seniors Sophia Serwold and Lindsay Rand, sophomores Mari Brittle and Alex Mignogna.
Shorewood won the WIAA 3rd place team trophy, behind second place Lakeside and first place Mercer Island. 

WIAA Team Awards: 1st Mercer Island, 2nd Lakeside, 3rd Shorewood, 4th Interlake

Gettmann and Lin played very tough opponents and kept winning with a strong all court game and mental toughness. Their tennis matches were not only a matchup of high-level tennis skills, but also strategy, mental toughness and physical endurance. 

Some matches went over an hour in duration and sometimes close to two hours.

Eventually Gettmann and Lin, teammates and friends, met in their final match for the 4th and 7th place medals

Gettmann came out on top of the all Shorewood matchup, winning 4th place and Lin taking 7th. Gettmann, a sophomore, and Lin, a junior, will return to anchor another very strong Shorewood tennis team next Spring.

Coach Moreno says that during his twenty years as varsity tennis coach, Shorewood has never placed two singles players in the top 8 in the state. 

In the team meeting the night before the tournament started, they were reminded of all of the hard work and commitment they have put into their tennis game and to be happy with their accomplishment. 
Coach Moreno also told them that every match will be a challenge, as they face the best players from across the state, and enjoy the high level of competition and be proud of being at the state tournament no matter what happens, win or lose.
Coaches and fans from other schools said to Coach Moreno how they enjoyed watching Shorewood tennis players as they were playing great tennis but also scrappy and had a never give up attitude.

Coach Moreno said that Shorewood and the community of Shoreline were well represented by the teams, with not only outstanding play on the courts, but also their great sportsmanship.


March and Rally Against Mass Shootings - Sunday June 4, 2023

Brookside Elementary School

Brookside Elementary School

When: Sunday, June 4, 10:00am

Join us! Sunday June 4, 2023 @ 10:15am - Rally Against Mass Shootings. 

In honor of the countless lives cut short by gun violence, please join the Lake Forest Park/Shoreline community to rally and march this Wear Orange weekend. 

Family friendly rally will start at Brookside Elementary at 10:15am, followed by a walk to Lake Forest Park Elementary starting at 10:30am.

Sign up or just show up!


Shoreline Community College chosen as a 2023 MLB All-Star Legacy Initiative recipient

All Star Legacy Initiative
This summer Major League Baseball’s Midsummer Classic All-Star Game returns to the Emerald City.  This is the third time in franchise history that the Mariners will be hosting. 

On Monday, May 22, 2023 Major League Baseball, the Seattle Mariners, and the Mariners Care Foundation announced this year’s recipients of the All-Star Legacy Initiative. 

Aimed at having a long-term impact on the Greater Seattle community, this initiative seeks to address equity gaps in order to expand access to youth baseball and softball, as well as support the needs of underserved community college students to help them complete their college program.

Shoreline Community College (SCC) was chosen as a recipient to receive funding through the All-Star Legacy partnership providing aid to local community college students through United Way of King County’s “Bridge to Finish” program. 

This program offers aid to thousands of students through the Benefits Hub/Food Pantry, providing them with emergency aid funding, meals, transportation and/or housing assistance, all in service of removing barriers to continuing education and degree attainment.

Shoreline Community College was one of the first sites to pilot United Way of King County’s “Bridge to Finish” Benefits Hub/Food Pantry model when it was launched in the 2017/18 school year. The program has now grown to include ten community colleges in total. 

Last year SCC served 453 students through this program and provided 4,162 interventions both through coaching and tangible goods. According to program statistics 76% of aid recipients in the “Bridge to Finish” program identify as students of color and 42% are parents. 

The Legacy investment will provide funding for a Benefits Hub refurbishment at Shoreline Community College. This will include new appliances in the food pantry as well as a complete restock of healthy food options, a new garment store layout for clothing, a dorm essentials station with bedding, a living essentials station providing items like utensils, dishes, and handheld kitchen tools, as well as a personal essentials area complete with basic toiletries for students. 

“In addition, to our existing food pantry we are excited for students to engage in a shopping experience to access the new hygiene pantry in the redesigned space. Staff are looking forward to a more functional space to better support students.” says Savena Garrett, Director of Student Services at SCC.

“We are looking forward to making important contribution to the Seattle community together with the Mariners.” said April Brown, Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility, Major League baseball. “As a significant part of MLB All-Star Week, this initiative will celebrate these impactful projects and our local partners on one of Baseball’s grandest stages.”

For more information, visit

Founded in 1964 Shoreline Community College offers more than 100 rigorous academic and professional/technical degrees and certificates to meet the lifelong learning needs of its diverse students and communities. 


Department of Health unveils free, dual language ‘Walk With Ease’ program

Monday, May 29, 2023

Interurban Trail in Echo Lake Park
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has released a free, new walking program designed to help people manage and prevent chronic conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and arthritis. 

The program, called Walk With Ease, is a self-directed walking program available in English and Spanish that aims to improve people’s health.

After enrollment, participants register, choose a start date, and begin walking three times per week using their own Walk With Ease guidebook and walking journal. 

Participants can also use the online portal to sign up for email alerts, access video resources, and log their progress.

The program aims to help people:
  • Develop a walking plan that meets their needs.
  • Stay motivated.
  • Manage pain.
  • Learn to exercise safely by meeting them where they are today.
“Figuring out how to be active can be hard for people with chronic conditions,” said Kyle Unland, Section Manager of Community-Based Prevention at DOH. “Walk With Ease provides people with a step-by-step plan to get moving and the support needed to make moving easier.”
Research studies on Walk With Ease found it to be safe and effective. It can help people:
  • Reduce pain and stiffness in joints, including from arthritis.
  • Feel less tired.
  • Increase stamina, strength, and balance.
  • Preserve independence.
  • Feel a sense of accomplishment and improved confidence by being in control of their health and well-being.
For more information or to sign up for the free program, visit DOH's website.


VFW officers offered Buddy Poppies at two local grocery stores this Memorial Day weekend

Newly elected 2023-24 officers of VFW Post 3348

As is traditional here, the members of VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Post 3348 offered Buddy Poppies and accepted donations for VFW programs in support of veterans.

This year VFW members were at Fred Meyer on Aurora and Town and Country at Shoreline Place. They offered the red paper poppies and small American flags.

The Buddy Poppies are made by disabled veterans. Poppies became associated with veterans who died on foreign soil with the poem by John McCrae, inspired by the brilliant poppy blooms among the rows of graves of American and Canadian soldiers in Flanders Field in Belgium during World War I.


Cartoon by Whitney Potter: Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.


Wildfire season begins

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

For the first time this year, State fire assistance has been mobilized under the Washington State Fire Services Resource Mobilization Plan in support of local firefighters working to contain the Tenth Street Fire located in Douglas County, near the city of East Wenatchee.  

Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste authorized the mobilization of state firefighting resources on May 27, 2023, at 9:00pm at the request of Deputy Fire Chief Andy Davidson, Wenatchee Valley Fire Department.
The Tenth Street Fire started on May 27, 2023, at approximately 3:36pm. This fire is estimated at 250 acres and growing. It is burning in grass and sagebrush and is threatening homes, crops, and infrastructure. Level 1 evacuations are in effect at this time. The fire cause is currently under investigation.
In the meantime, Puget Sound is getting some of the smoke from wildfires burning in Canada. Almost all of it is flowing down east of the Cascades but we are getting enough here for dramatic orange sunsets.


North Helpline: We are serving more people now than at the height of the pandemic

Their food resources are stressed right now, and they are in need of ongoing community assistance.

As they report:

During the COVID pandemic, federal assistance programs such as SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program) were enhanced to help make food more accessible.

In March, those enhancements ended abruptly, leaving millions of families less food secure. We're now seeing what this means for us.

In simple terms, this has had a dramatic and direct impact on our community. Households saw, on average, a cut in food assistance by $105 per person.

From March 2022 to March 2023, after the cuts, unique households accessing our Lake City food bank increased by 43%, and by 51% at our Bitter Lake food bank.

We are serving more neighbors now than during the height of the pandemic. 

We need your support to keep food on the table and a roof overhead for all of us.

What We're Doing
  • We are investing in our food purchasing budget to keep our shelves stocked with nutritious food for everyone that comes to our food banks.
  • We're conducting a survey of those we serve, to better understand how we can be there for our community.
  • Our new Food Access Director, Louren, is working to keep North Helpline on the path towards enhanced service models, such as adopting a grocery store layout.


Fire at Goldie's Casino Sunday evening May 28, 2023

Photo by Bruce Miller

Shoreline Fire responded to a reported electrical fire in the bar at Goldie's Casino on Sunday evening just before 10pm. The fire was quickly extinguished and the crews left, leaving an investigator on scene.

Goldie's Casino is located at 15030 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133


The Hummingbird

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

The Hummingbird

Like thoughts that flit across the mind,
Leaving no lasting trace behind,
The hummingbird darts to and fro,
Comes, vanishes before we know

-- poem by Jones Very


King County Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program begins June 1

The King County Library System (KCLS) invites King County residents of all ages to participate in its annual Summer Reading Program. 

Participants are encouraged to track minutes spent reading from June 1 to August 31. Visit for more information, including reading recommendations and a list of events. The website will launch on June 1 when the program begins.

Program participants are encouraged to read at least 20 minutes per day, but they may set their own reading goals. They may read anything they choose to, and reading to someone else or listening to an audiobook counts toward reading minutes as well. 

Starting June 1, patrons may pick up a reading log at a KCLS library to track their progress, or they may use the Beanstack app to log reading time online.

Participants may earn prizes for reaching their reading goals. Each time a patron meets their daily goal, they mark a shape on their reading or activity log. 
  • When participants mark 25 shapes, they may receive a Halfway Prize; 
  • When they mark 50 shapes, they may receive a Finisher Prize. 
  • Prizes may be picked up beginning July 1 and are available while supplies last. Prizes are made possible by the King County Library System Foundation, and each category includes the following:
    • Halfway Prize - A KCLS Reader patch, with artwork from local artist Jenna Riggs.
    • The patron’s name posted on the Community Board at their library.
    • Finisher Prize - A journal that celebrates being a KCLS Reader, with artwork from local artist Jenna Riggs.
    • A sticker next to the patron’s name on the Community Board at their library.
Patrons may also participate in fun and educational activities all summer long, such as arts and crafts workshops, music and magic programs, outdoor StoryWalks, STEM learning opportunities and a variety of literary events.

“We are excited to kick off another summer of reading,” said KCLS Executive Director Lisa Rosenblum. “And with KCLS’ recently expanded hours of operation, our community of readers can enjoy even more time at their library to browse for books, read with friends and participate in events.”

Reading is important for all ages. Research shows that children and teens grow their reading skills when they choose their own books and read for enjoyment. 

It is especially important to keep children’s minds active and engaged during the summer to prevent learning loss while students are out of school. Reading for pleasure also benefits adults. It improves brain health, reduces stress, and offers opportunities for learning and growth.

Founded in 1942, the King County Library System (KCLS) is one of the busiest public library systems in the country. Supporting the communities of King County (outside the city of Seattle), KCLS has 50 libraries and serves nearly 1.6 million people. In 2022, residents checked out 7.9 million digital eBooks and audiobooks through OverDrive, making KCLS the second-highest digital circulating library system in the U.S. In 2011, KCLS was named Library of the Year by Gale/Library Journal.


Shoreline High School Class of 1963 60th class reunion September 6

The Shoreline High School Class of 1963 will hold its 60th High School Reunion
on Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 5pm to 10pm

$85 per person for hearty hors d’oeuvres, desserts, no host bar and entertainment by Grammy nominee, Shoreline’s own MERRILEE RUSH accompanied by Billy Mac.

Nile Golf and Country Club, 6601 244th St. SW Mountlake Terrace WA

Please RSVP ASAP to Karen Schumacher Wolf or 425-923-0148

Make your check payable to: Shoreline Class of 1963. Include a note with: Your and your guest's names, Your high school / maiden name, Your email, mailing address and phone

Mail your note and check to:

Marty McGowan
Shoreline Class of ’63
PO Box 3323
Kirkland WA 98033

Your payment should be postmarked no later than July 25, 2023, EARLIER would be much appreciated. Price AFTER July 25 is $95. NO reservations after August 15.

A block of rooms has been reserved until July 25 at the Best Western Harbor Inn in Edmonds 425-771-5021. Tell them you're with the Shoreline Class of 1963.

Golf Scramble - 10am tee time on Sept. 6. Text, call or email Dan Washburn to sign up. 360-739-4856 or

Class website here


Orange the Overpass at N 145th on Friday, June 2, 2023 for Gun Violence Prevention

2021 Orange the Overpass

Orange the Overpass, Friday, June 2, 4-6pm - 145th St and I-5 overpass  Family friendly. 

Volunteers will spread the word of #wearorange to Friday afternoon traffic on June 2 at the N 145th I-5 overpass on National Gun Violence Awareness Day.
Bring signs, wear orange, and make sure National Gun Violence Prevention Awareness is seen and heard.
RSVP here or just show up! 


Music, food and historical games at Museum fundraiser on June 3, 2023

Join the Shoreline Historical Museum for their fundraiser supporting local history featuring recreated games from the historic Playland amusement park.

Live music performances by Halley Greg and JHP Cultural and Diversity Legacy. 

Enjoy food from Big Dog's and Nutty Squirrel Gelato while you browse through the silent auction items and end the day by testing your knowledge with trivia hosted by Backyard Trivia!

Family friendly.

Saturday, June 3, 2023 from 12pm - 4pm at the Shoreline Historical Museum 18501 Linden Ave N, Shoreline WA 98133

Tickets ahead of time are recommended and pre-purchases include: 2 drink vouchers, meal from Big Dog's (vegan or meat hot dog with chips and drink), gelato dessert, tickets for our games, and entrance to Trivia.


Figure drawing class at Red Sky Gallery starts in June

Red Sky Gallery in Lake Forest Park Town Center, 
upper level, intersection Bothell and Ballinger Way NE. 

New figure study workshop / sessions begin Saturday, June 3, 2023 with Brenno Kenji. 


Rep. Gerry Pollet: Disability is not a choice - We have a constitutional obligation to fund every child’s education in Washington state

Rep. Gerry Pollet. Photo from LSS>

We have a constitutional obligation to fund every child’s education in Washington state. Disability is not a choice.
However, the Legislature has capped how many children with disabilities it will fund education and disability services for and requires school districts to spend over $400 million a year from local levy money to pay for this portion of our “paramount duty.” 

That’s why I developed House Bill 1436 with special education advocates, school districts and educators. Governor Inslee signed HB 1436 on May 11, to add $417 million in new support for special education during this biennium.
While the Senate did not agree with the House to eliminate the cap on how many students with disabilities the state will pay for in each district, we did significantly increase the cap to 15%. HB 1436 and the subsequent funding increase in the state operating budget is a MAJOR and historic step forward to fully supporting all students in our state with a high-quality public education. 

But this bill only fills half of the gap and more work remains. I am hopeful that the legislature will support future proposals to completely remove the unconscionable cap because of the disproportional impact on students in our state.
Governor Inslee made it more difficult to have data on how many students have disabilities in each district by vetoing an equity study on the prevalence of disabilities amongst minorities and vulnerable populations. I’ll be working to restore funding for the equity study.

Rep. Gerry Pollet represents the 46th Legislative District, northeast Seattle


CORRECTION: MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE AT EVERGREEN WASHELLI AT 11am Monday, May 29, 2023 - flag placement at 10am

Please join us for the 97th Annual Memorial Day celebration at Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ave N, Seattle WA 98133. 

At 10am, We will have a flag placement at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery on the Washelli side. 

Veteran and Scout groups, along with members of the community, will place the flags at each of the markers in the Veterans Cemetery. The public is invited to witness and participate in this event. 

At 11am, we will have a Service of Remembrance. This will be a brief memorial service, including participation from the Washington State Guard, and members of the NW Junior Drum and Pipe Band. 


Obituary: Bruce Johnson, creator of two redwood sculptures in Shoreline, dies in California

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Woodwave, Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
Photo by Bruce Amundson

Bruce Johnson, the artist who has two sculptures in Shoreline’s public art collection, died recently, crushed while moving one of his monumental works in his studio in Cazadero, California. 

His two Shoreline sculptures include Redwood Lantern which resides on the rear patio of the Shoreline city hall and the iconic WoodWave, sited in the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden. WoodWave has become a magnet for kids to literally “experience” art, on a piece certified for playground safety before a dedication ceremony in 2013 when the sculpture was accepted by city leaders.

Johnson found international recognition with large-scale sculptures in Italy, Spain, Taiwan and many public and private collections in the U.S. His sculptures are found in cities such as Sacramento, Anchorage, Oakland and Palo Alto as well as numerous private collections and wineries. He has seven pieces in public and private collections in the Puget Sound region.

Bruce acquired tons of redwood from old timbering operations, floods and blow-down, transporting the massive materials to his outdoor studio, located in the redwood country of Sonoma County CA. 

In 1964 the Eel River in Northern California had a 100-year flood with flows greater than the Mississippi. These forces sent mountains of redwood stumps, roots and burls to rest along California’s north coast beaches. 

These events, and years of regrettable timbering operations, produced the raw material for his four decades of creativity, one of only two artists, ever, who have worked with redwood material to produce monumental pieces of art.

His studio name, Form and Energy, spoke to the uprooted, muscular, organic materials, the “dynamic relationship of mass, form and energy in my works. Boulders are mass, roots are form and logs are energy.” 

He often described his works as a cross between Shinto shrines and Stonehenge. He made innovative use of copper as scales to cap end grain and to direct water in his frequent water sculptures, or to create copper boulders. In WoodWave, reflections of Art Kruckeberg are represented by his copper hands (traced by Art on paper and forwarded to Bruce) on the inside tube of the piece.

Bruce’s life was honored by a Celebration of Life ceremony last week in the Luther Burbank Sculpture Garden in Santa Rosa California, with over 300 family, friends and artists joining in to acknowledge the loss of this gentle and creative man.

JoAnn and I were honored to join the family for the event. Bruce had become both a treasured friend and important artist in our lives. Fortunately, his legacy will continue to grace our community culturally.

Bruce Amundson


Echo Lake Elementary School student to be inducted into AAA Washington’s School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame

Winter Lanser, School Safety Patrol
Hall of Fame
For the 31st year, AAA Washington will induct ten outstanding School Safety patrollers from across the state into the AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame, 

The honor recognizes their commitment to traffic safety, helping fellow students, and exemplary leadership skills. 

This year Winter Lanser, a 5th grader from Echo Lake Park Elementary School, was selected and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on June 6th at a virtual ceremony.
Winter’s advisor, Mark Owen, said, “Winter is constantly teaching the patrols to hold their flags properly, reminding them to stay alert and to take their jobs seriously. 
"There is nothing like a leader who leads by example and shows a caring heart. Winter will always be in my Hall of Fame.”

Echo Lake Elementary is located at 19345 Wallingford Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133 in the Echo Lake Neighborhood.


Memorial Day Service at Acacia Memorial Park in Lake Forest Park

Doves released during Memorial Day services at Acacia
Photo by Jerry Pickard
11:00 AM Annual Memorial Day Service

Please join us this Memorial Day Monday for our annual service at 11:00am on the grounds of Acacia Memorial Park for our annual Memorial Day Service. 

It is good that we gather as community to remember, honor, and celebrate those who gave their all in service to our country along with those whom we love who are no longer with us in this physical realm. 

For more information call 206-362-5525


Memorial Day Service at Floral Hills

Floral Hills Veterans' Memorial photo courtesy Purdy and Walters

Memorial Day Service - Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills

Monday, May 29, 2023, at 11:00am, veterans, their families, and the public will gather for a Service of Remembrance at our Veterans Memorial site located in the cemetery at 409 Filbert Rd. Lynnwood, WA 98036

  • Saturday, May 27 at 10:00am, volunteers will place flags on the graves of veterans.
  • Monday, May 29 at 10:30am, the Service of Remembrance begins with a band concert performed by the Eagles and Letter Carriers Band. Our guest speaker this year is Shawn Baza, Navy (Retired).
  • Members of the Sno-King Chapter #423 Vietnam Veterans of America, and Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills present the program.

This event is open to the public.


Shoreline Police book suspect and confiscate 13 pounds of heroin

$460,000 of drugs are now off the streets
Photo courtesy Shoreline Police

On Thursday May 25, 2 023, the Shoreline Police Department’s Special Emphasis Team (SET), Criminal Investigations Unit, Patrol, along with Precinct 4 (Burien/White Center) SET completed an operation resulting in the seizure of 13 pounds of heroin and $3,839 in cash.

$460,000 of drugs are now off the streets and one suspect was booked into custody for pending investigation/charges.

This operation was the result of a long-term effort, with countless hours of investigation by detectives. 

The Shoreline Police/King County Sheriff’s Office remains committed to keeping or communities safe.


Flags at half-staff for Memorial Day

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 29, 2023, in recognition of Memorial Day. 

This federal holiday is in remembrance of those who lost their lives while serving in the country’s armed forces.

The Governor's office has no objection to agencies lowering the flags at the close of business on Friday, May 26, 2023. 

Flags should remain at half-staff until noon on Monday, May 29, 2023, or first thing Tuesday morning, May 30, 2023.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

Please email if you have any questions about this flag lowering.


Saint Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, The Church that Feeds People, to dedicate new cross Sunday

Friday, May 26, 2023

As the pandemic shut down our world in 2020, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church suffered the theft of the beautiful brass Celtic cross off the roof by metal thieves. Click here for King 5 article

On Sunday, May 28, 2023 we will dedicate a stunning new cross.

The original cross was stolen from the
roof of the building by metal thieves
The original Celtic cross was generously donated by the Keefer family in memory of their children. 

Thanks to insurance, as well as generous donations from the community, we have been able to work with the original artist, Canadian sculptor Dr. Lycia Trouton, to have the cross remade. 

She also was able to make some “version 2.0” improvements. The new Celtic cross is so gorgeous that we decided to keep it in our worship space rather than mounting it outside on the roof.

The new cross will be inside
in the worship space
We will dedicate the replacement Cross this coming Pentecost Sunday, May 28th with prayers at the 10:00am service and a reception with the artist at 11:30am, following the service. 

There will be some brief words from the artist, the family that donated the original cross and our Rector, the Rev. David Marshall.

Come and celebrate the dedication of our beautiful Celtic cross with us. 
We continue to be excited to start new chapters and expand our community! 
Our service starts at 10:00am, the food for the reception will begin at 11:30, with remarks beginning at 11:45 am.

Saint Dunstan’s is located at 722 N 145th St Shoreline, WA 98133 and is just a few blocks East from the Aurora and 145th E-Line Stops.

More information and RSVP on either Facebook or Eventbrite.

--Victoria Johnson


Scene on the Sound: USCG Healy is back in Puget Sound

Photo by Jan Hansen
The US Coast Guard Cutter Healy sailed back into Puget Sound on Wednesday through air clouded with wildfire smoke from Canada.

The Healy is an icebreaker which makes an international research run every year through the Arctic. You can see previous stories about the Healy and other icebreakers here.

Photo by Jan Hansen

The sun cut through the haze a bit for a slightly clearer view.


Hit and run collision under I-5 on SR 104 (NE 205th/Ballinger Way) between car and motorcycle

SR 104 runs from Lake Forest Park to Edmonds and changes its name six times
The red dot marks the collision site

The State Patrol, which has jurisdiction over SR 104, reports a serious hit and run collision took place on Thursday evening around 8:40pm at the I-5 underpass in Shoreline.

A vehicle turning left from westbound SR 104 onto the I-5 southbound carpool lane failed to yield right of way to an oncoming motorcycle headed east. 

The collision ejected the driver of the motorcycle and left the bike blocking the entrance to the carpool lane.

The causing driver executed a U-turn and fled east on Ballinger Way. There was no description given of the vehicle, but it has damage to the right rear where the motorcycle hit.

The motorcyclist, Brandon De Crow, age 46 of Glacier, WA was transported to Harborview. The bike was totalled.

The roadway was blocked for two hours.


Gloria's Insects: Hi, Photog! Great to see you in our garden again!

Photo copyright Gloria Z. Nagler

Unique among my bee pix, this bee is looking into my lens!

I’m no entomologist, but I’m guessing this is a Mason Bee — smaller than a Honeybee. They often visit over 50 flowers per trip! Busy bee, indeed:)

--Gloria Z. Nagler


Vandalism at Calvin Presbyterian destroys food pantry, damages church van and shed

Calvin's food pantry destroyed by vandalism but now being rebuilt.
Photo courtesy Calvin Presbyterian Church

On Saturday evening, May 20, 2023 Calvin's Little Blue Pantry was significantly damaged so that it needs to be rebuilt. There was also damage done to the church van and shed. 

The church reports that 
"From the CCTV footage, it seems that the individual who committed the crimes was very angry with himself and the world in general. From what we understand, damage was also done to other property in the surrounding area, so the attack doesn't seem to have targeted the church in particular."

The Little Blue Pantry is being rebuilt will be up and running again very soon. 

We're very grateful for the many messages of support that we've received from our community, and we're praying that the person who committed the crime will be held accountable, receive the help they need, and come to know God's love for them.

Calvin Presbyterian is located at 18826 3rd Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177 in the Hillwood Neighborhood.


Shorecrest girls golf team competed in state tournament

Shorecrest girls golf team qualified for the state tournament
Photo courtesy Shorecrest

The Shorecrest girls golf team, under Coach Quiles, qualified to compete in the State tournament in Lacey on May 24, 2023.

They did not advance after the opening round but are "looking forward to next year."

Team members are Olivia Smith, Gwen Dominguez, Monica Bentley, Siena Davis (and Maisy Frederick


American Idol winner visits with Federal Way Mayor

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell and Idol winner Iam Tongi
Photo courtesy Federal Way Mayor's Office

Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell reported that American Idol winner Iam Tongi, a student at Federal Way High School, dropped by City Hall to "say hello and let us know he's doing well.

"From flying to Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York, and finally, back home – Iam's been incredibly busy.

"Celebration Update: We contacted his professional management company today and will finalize a celebration soon for our local hero and American Idol winner! "


Collision in Ridgecrest Wednesday involving drunken teenage driver

Photo courtesy Shoreline Police

On Wednesday evening, May 24, 2023, a teenage driver whose blood alcohol level tested at almost twice the legal limit collided with a Safeway delivery van and another passenger vehicle at the intersection of 5th NE and NE 155th in the Ridgecrest neighborhood.

Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire

The delivery van sustained serious damage. One vehicle has significant front end damage. The other vehicle was ripped in two with the rear passenger seats facing backwards.

Photo courtesy Shoreline Police

Reports at the scene are that one driver was transported by aid car to the hospital. Injuries are unknown but not reported to be life-threatening.

The debris field extended across the intersection. Photo by Travis Dilley.

Debris was scattered across the roadway and traffic was advised to avoid the area.

--Diane Hettrick


Shoreline Fire: What a week so far!

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Smoke blankets the staging area at Shoreline Community College
Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire

The week isn't even over - this is the list of calls that Shoreline Fire responded to from Monday to mid-Thursday, May 22-25, 2023
  • 2 Cardiac Arrests
  • 15 Aid 
  • 6 Medic 
  • 5 Non-Emergency Aid 
  • 2 AFA’s (Automatic Fire Alarm) 
  • 1 MVC (Motor Vehicle Collision) 
  • 9 Aid
  • 9 Medic 
  • 7 Non-Emergency Aid 
  • 3 AFA’s
  • 1 Working Fire Commercial 
  • 1 Smoke/Burn Complaint 
  • 18 Aid 
  • 9 Medic 
  • 5 AFA’s
  • 1 MVC Medic
Thursday (so far) - 
  • 1 Cardiac Arrest
  • 8 Aid
  • 8 Medic
  • 1 Non-Emergency Aid
  • 1 Smoke Commercial
  • 4 Bark Fire
  • AFA Residential
  • 1 MVC Medic 
  • 2 Vehicle Fires
Please stay safe in the upcoming heat and hydrate!


Misty rain caught on a leaf

Photo by Gordon Snyder

Take a moment… Stop… Look closely when outside during one of our peaceful misty rains. No wind gives the Rain Drops a chance to Dance in the Light.

--Gordon Snyder


Shorecrest marching band takes 1st Place in Victoria Day parade

Shorecrest Highlanders in the Victoria Day Parade
Photo courtesy Shorecrest Music Dept.

Fresh off a second place win in the Ballard Syttende Mai parade, (see previous article) the Shorecrest Highlander Marching Band headed to Victoria, British Columbia to participate in the 123rd annual Victoria Day Parade where they took a first place finish.

Shorecrest drum line in the Victoria Day Parade
Photo courtesy Shorecrest Music Dept

Thousands of people jammed the city for the parade on Monday, May 22, 2023 to mark the official beginning of summer and the opening of event season on Vancouver Island.

According to Global News, "For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, student bands were allowed to travel from the United States and participate in the festivities.

'It’s great to have them back,” said one man who was enjoying the parade with his family. “I’ve enjoyed the parade since I was a kid, and it’s always been a highlight for me.'"

The Shorecrest Music Department, which announced the win, said "It’s not *why* we do this, but some positive affirmation is always nice."

--Diane Hettrick


Lake Forest Park and Kenmore partner for Mini Recycling Collection Event June 16, 2023

The Cities of Lake Forest Park and Kenmore are partnering for a combined Mini Recycling Collection Event, Friday, June 16, 2023, 9:00am – Noon! 

The collection event will only accept:

Oil and Latex Based Paint: 
Interior and exterior architectural paints: latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, and enamel paint. Shellacs, lacquers, and varnishes. Primers, sealers, and stains. All products must be in original container, with original label, and in liquid form. Cans do not need to be full. Limit: 100 gallons per vehicle. No spray paint.

Television Sets/Computer Equipment: 
Televisions, computer CPUs, laptops, monitors, tablets, E-readers, and portable DVD players. Please note that computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, printers, and fax machines are not included in this program.

Confidential Document Shredding
Shredding and recycling of confidential paper materials. Limit 4 file-size boxes. No exceptions.

The collection event will take place at Northlake Lutheran Church, view the event flyer for more information!

Event Flyer Here!

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