Photos: Jazz Walk was all about the music

Friday, August 17, 2018

"Birch Pereira and The Gin Joints" inspire dancers
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

There was a big, happy street party going on outside Tuesday, but inside the Jazz Walk venues were mostly small and intimate. People sat and listened to the best jazz in the area - and sometimes they got up and danced.

Some of the venues served beer and wine - which may have contributed to the dancing - but the music was infectious.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The Dmitri Matheny Group played at the North City Bistro and Wine Shop.

Full House for Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra, Copyright, Marc Weinberg

The Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra was new to Jazz Fest but were lively and very popular. The outdoor seating area was usually full when they were playing.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Jacqueline Tabor didn't allow photos inside the venue where she was performing, so she struck a few saucy poses outside for the photographers.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Greta Matassa is probably the biggest name to play Jazz Walk.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Samuel Harre plays his trombone at Shoreline Youth Jam stage

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Shoreline Rotary poured wine before the performance at the Shoreline Water District.


Celebrate Shoreline Festival Saturday at Cromwell Park

Bleach Bear plays at 2017 Festival
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Saturday August 18, 2018, Noon – 9pm

Family friendly festival has EVERYTHING! Pony rides, great music, children's stage, bouncy houses, petting zoo, live theater, food trucks, a beer garden and more!

No admission fee, small charge for some activities.

Pony rides for a small fee
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Family area
12:00pm - 6:00pm

Pony rides, (small fee for pony rides), inflatables, petting zoo, hands-on art projects, Pacific Science Center Exhibit and STEM exhibit, community art project, and More!

Kids Theater in the Woods: 12:00 - 6:00pm
by Last Leaf Productions
sponsored by the King County Library
Family stage
  • 12:30 - 1:15pm  Reptile Man       
  • 1:45 - 2:30pm    Eric Ode               
  • 3:00 - 3:45pm    Simply Magic                     
  • 4:15 – 5:00pm   Eric Herman and the Puppy Dogs 
Main stage concerts
  • 1 - 1:45pm Hokulani’s Hula Studio
  • 2 - 2:45pm JHP Live Band
  • 3 - 3:45pm Filipiniana Dance Company
  • 4:05 – 5:00 pm   D’Vonne Lewis Limited Edition                
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm   Tekla Waterfield Band 
  • 6:55 – 7:50 pm   Spencer Glenn Band     
  • 8:15 – 9:15 pm   Luc and the Lovingtons
What's for dinner?
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Beer garden 1pm - 9pm

Food Trucks
12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Franks Franks
  • Mike’s Shave Ice
  • Black Star Kabob
  • Delicately Sweet Confections
  • In His Hands Kettle Corn
  • Gabriel’s Fire
  • Maya’s Restaurant


Artists collect art by fellow Edmonds Art Studio Tour members

Edmonds Art Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday September 15-16, 2018
Studios will be open from 10am to 5pm both days

The artists of the upcoming Edmonds Art Studio Tour are art fans, too, enthusiastically collecting each other’s work. Recently, they were asked whose art they were currently eyeballing.

Garden art by Mike O'Day
Mike O’Day’s whimsical clay creatures appear on many wish lists. Landscape painter Andy Eccleshall loves O’Day’s “Murder of Crows” series. “Still hoping to steal a piece (or buy one) to add to our collection of favorite artists,” he said.

Mixed media artist Meredith Arnold would like one of his garden art pieces.

“His sense of humor comes through each piece and I love how he lets his mind out into the real world. It takes great strength to do that,” she exclaimed. “Besides, who doesn’t want to look out their window and get a smile every time?”

Wildlife art by Katie Childs
“I love the perfect detail of Katie Childs’ wildlife art,” said jewelry maker Ellen Chappelle.

“It’s astonishing what she can do with depth and shading just using stippling.”

She also loves the color, movement and joy of the paintings of Whitney Buckingham-Beechie, a new artist to the Tour this year.

“Her deeply pigmented indigo pieces are energetic and soothing all at the same time,” she said.

Landscape by David Marty
Painters Janis Graves and Angela Bandurka agree that David Marty’s “beautifully painted landscapes” are wish-list worthy. Calling him “super-collectable,” Bandurka exclaimed that his work “only gets better and better.”

Bandurka also gave kudos to sculpture artist David Varnau, calling him “brilliant with the figure” and stating that the “sense of joy in his works is unparalleled.”

The free, annual, self-guided Edmonds Art Studio Tour, sponsored in part by the Edmonds Arts Festival, provides an exclusive glimpse into 15 private art studios showcasing the work of 30 local artists.

The Tour offers patrons an opportunity to meet professional artists, see how they create their work, and purchase pieces directly from the makers. Studios will be open from 10am to 5pm both days.

Visit the Tour’s mobile-friendly website at to preview the participating artists and their work, download a map of participating studios, and find links to each artist’s website.


Does your non-profit have volunteer opportunities for teens? Shorecrest and Shorewood high schools can help

Shorecrest students 2012
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools
Does your registered non-profit (501-C 3) organization want to advertise volunteer opportunities available for teens? Shorecrest and Shorewood high schools can help.

Students at both high schools must meet a minimum 40-hour volunteer graduation requirement to connect with the community. Community Service offices at both schools:
  • list eligible events on our online Community Service pages; 
  • include events in emails about Community service opportunities; 
  • use posters advertising your event around the high school buildings. 

If you have an upcoming event or project, you can maximize your reach by:
  • Submitting a request at least four weeks in advance of your event (six to eight weeks is preferred); 
  • Mailing or attaching any posters or flyers available (jpeg for electronic postings); 

Neither high school is available to:
  • screen volunteers; 
  • gather groups of volunteers for you; 
  • forecast how many students will sign up for your event; 
  • send an email about a single event; 
  • guarantee that all students who sign up will follow through. 

In your email about your event, please include:
  • Name of your organization and/or event, with your website; 
  • Dates and times when volunteerism would be performed; 
  • Address where project/tasks will be performed; 
  • Description of duties, including any perks; 
  • Primary contact person with phone and email. Students will contact you, not the high school community service office, if they are interested; 
  • Any posters or flyers available. 

Details may be submitted to
  • at Shorecrest, and
  • at Shorewood.


Skandia Third Friday Dance

This Friday, August 17, 2018, Skandia will hold their monthly Third Friday Dance at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood 98036. 

The Dance will start with the Metrognomes and finish with a second group (it will be a surprise!).

Teaching starts at 7:30pm with Roger Mowery and Kathy Bruni teaching “Fusion Schottis” (you’ll have to attend to see what that means!), and the social dance starts at 8:30pm.

Class, 7:30 p.m.; dance, 8:30–11 p.m.

$15 (Skandia members, $10); kids, free.

For more information, email or call 425-954-5262.


Chabad of Shoreline End-Of-Summer Barbeque

Chabad of Shoreline invites you to the End Of Summer Barbeque welcoming Rabbi Sadya and Shimona Davidoff as the new directors!

Delicious food - cold beverages - warm environment - fun for adults and kids

Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 4pm at Chabad of Shoreline / Chabad Jewish Russian Center, 1114 NE Perkins Way NE, Shoreline 98155.

Suggested donation $10.


Fall 2018 Create and Make workshops registration now open

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Join the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council on Wednesdays this fall to explore new artistic mediums and techniques in 5 exciting workshops lead by professional, local artists.

Glass tile jewelry
Workshops are $40 each (or $175 for all 5), or if you are an Arts Council member or become a member, workshops are $35 each (or $150 for all 5).

They are held from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center at 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline.

All materials are provided, all you need to bring is your imaginative spirit!

The series kicks off on Wednesday, September 12 with Glass Tile Jewelry, where you will learn to make sparkling glass tile jewelry in this fun and easy workshop using non-toxic materials.

Kindness rocks
Then, come back for more

Zentangle™ and Kindness Rocks – September 26

The “Kindness Rocks Project” is a pay-it-forward project where rocks are transformed into heart-warming tokens and left behind to simply spread kindness.

Sugar Skull Cushion Sewing – October 10

Participants will create and design a colorful Sugar Skull or Calaca cushion.

You will learn basic stitching / embroidery techniques and use felt and fabrics. 

Birdhouse Collage – October 24

Create your own version of this charming birdhouse scene, perfect to hang in your home, office, or give as a gift. 

Local collage artist Linda McClamrock invites you to release your inner artist and design these unique pieces together.

Cut-Paper Illustration – November 7

Explore the art and history of paper cutting. A media with traditional roots in numerous cultures, this delicate and beautiful media tells the stories of culture, place, and people.

Love all the workshops? Then don’t miss out:
Get the Season’s Pass to access all 5 workshops and save money at the same time.

More info is available on the Arts Council’s website.

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.


Photos: Jazz Walk is a street party

The Beer Garden has the best seats in the house
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

For one wonderful evening on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, North City became a street party. A busy commuter way became a pedestrian walkway for the North City Jazz Walk.

Girls just wanna have fun
Photo by Mike Remarcke

Kids, dogs, teens, families, grandmas. People of all ages laughed and ate and danced and listened to the music.

Street racers
Photo by Mike Remarcke

They hung out in groups, stood in lines, sat on the curb and just had fun.

A perfect family event
Photo by Mike Remarcke

An all ages event
Photo by Mike Remarcke

Dancing in the streets
Photo copyright Marc Weinberg

Dinner out
Photo copyright Marc Weinberg

Check out the dog. He ended up in three photos - and in every one he's looking straight at the camera, while all the humans are oblivious.

Music Center students
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Music Center has their studio on 15th. They put some of their students outside to perform for the pedestrians. A resident of the Arabella I, which is also within the Jazz Walk mall area, brought his guitar out to the street to play for the crowd. It was that kind of event.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Tomorrow - what happened inside the venues.


Photo: Can you see the hidden figure

Photo by Seattle Poppy

Seattle Poppy sent in this photo with a challenge to find the berry picker in the photo. I don't know why but my mind immediately went to a popular childhood joke where you would show someone a piece of white paper and tell them it was a picture of a polar bear in a snowstorm.

I've found it a useful metaphor over the years, but I never did find the polar bear.

I did, however, find the berry picker.



Shoreline Farmers Market celebrates Shoreline

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Shoreline Farmers Market
Celebrating Shoreline
Come Join Us!

Shoreline Farmers Market will be at Shoreline Place every Saturday from 10am-3pm, through October 6th. N 155th and Aurora on the upper level by Central Market.

Celebrating 23 fantastic years, the City of Shoreline has lined up many wonderfully fun events for the community. Come visit the car show next to the market, then enjoy the festival at Cromwell Park. For a full event list visit

Who's hungry? This week we welcome back Geni's Ethiopian Corner where she is serving up flavorful traditional Ethiopian dishes. Patty Pan will bring their setup and be grilling their classic quesadillas and serving hot tamales. Quench your thirst with community driven coffee by Thriving Artists and herbal teas by Tasa Tea.

We hope you come out and join us in celebrating the Shoreline Community.

See you Saturday!


Air quality alert remains in place until Thursday

Traffic backs up in the smoky air on Tuesday evening
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

You didn't need to be told that the air quality was unhealthy Wednesday. The thickest smoke yet went all the way to the ground and lingered all day.

Air quality began to improve in the late evening but the smoke will possibly linger through Thursday.

The outlook for early next week shows smoke could return. Check the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency's website for the most recent conditions.


Election update as of Wednesday

Just a few hundred ballots remain to be counted - and in the 32nd Legislative District race for state senator, the vote totals for Jesse Salomon continue to slowly rise over Maralyn Chase.

Salomon, who is Deputy Mayor of Shoreline, currently leads incumbent state senator Maralyn Chase by 174 votes.

The county results in the election are very different. Chase, who lives in Edmonds, has the lead in Snohomish county - 6499 votes to Salomon's 4424 - a lead of 2075.

King county is the opposite. There Salomon has 10,019 votes to Chase's 7770 - a lead of 2249.

Republican James Wood came in third, with total 9090 votes, so Salomon and Chase will meet again in the general election. Wood, who is from Snohomish county, did much better there than in King county.

Rep. Cindy Ryu has handily won reelection. She will meet Diodato (Dio) Boucsieguez in the fall.

In the three way race for Rep. Ruth Kagi's seat, Lauren Davis is far ahead of the competition, with 52% of the vote. 32nd-endorsed candidate and former Shoreline Mayor Chris Roberts is coming in third. It appears that Davis will meet Republican Frank Deisler in the general election.

In the 46th District, which is wholly in King county, Sen. David Frockt, Rep. Javier Valdez, and Rep. Gerry Pollet have won reelection with over 82% of the vote each.

For the U.S. House of Representatives, Pramilia Jayapal and Suzan DelBene have won their elections.

For U.S. Senate, Maria Cantwell will meet Susan Hutchinson in the November election. In a field of 29 candidates, Cantwell took 55% of the vote and Hutchinson took 24%.

The King county Automated Fingerprint Identification System Services passed with 54%.

King county has 314 ballots left to count for the entire county. They report that turnout for the county was 42.47%.

Snohomish county has 3 ballots left to county for the entire county. They report a voter turnout of 36.96%.

The results of the primary election will be certified on Tuesday, August 21.


Birthday lunch celebration at Senior Center Thursday with entertainment

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hokulani Hula Studio Dancer
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center will host two outstanding performance groups during their monthly Birthday Lunch Celebration to be held Thursday, August 16th from 11:45pm - 1:00pm.

While enjoying a menu consisting of Crab Stuffed Fish, rice, asparagus with Hollandaise sauce and of course birthday cake, you will be entertained by the center's own Hula Dancers (members of the Hokulani Hula Studio Dancers) followed by local recording country singer, Tony Bachler.

Suggested donation $4 for those age 60+ and $10 for those under 60. This event is sponsored by IDA CULVER HOUSE.

The Senior Center is located in the southernmost building on the Shoreline Center campus at 18560 1st Ave NE.


Terry Woods book signing Aug 22 at Third Place Books

Terry Woods
Photo by Savanah Rae Kent
Terry Woods will be reading from her book and autographing copies at Third Place Books on August 22nd at 7pm.

My book, "Accidental Travels of a Single Woman" is a compilation of 38 short stories about my travels around the world over the last 17 years. By staying with people through an affordable travel club and free European home exchanges, I had unusual and exciting adventures.
As a retired motivational speaker and newspaper publisher, I had an easy rapport with people who shared much of their exciting lives with me. My stories were taken from my life-long diary.

The book has had continuous five-star reviews.

The author's flawless, breezy writing style focuses on her captivating adventures with only hints at her own life story, which sounds equally intriguing.
- Kirkus Reviews
Its unexpected variety is what makes it an exciting and entertaining read. At its heart the book celebrates the spice of life and new experiences that can change the way people think.
- San Francisco Book Review
Terry has an affinity for people, something which has made her travels much more than just seeing the sights. I found myself in awe of her gifts for empathy and congeniality. The book is well-written, engaging and quite entertaining. It's most highly recommended.
- Readers' Favorite

Third Place Books is located on the upper level of Town Center in Lake Forest Park, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way NE.


Classifieds: Shoreline council on summer recess

City Council Summer Recess Meeting Cancellations

You are hereby notified that the following Shoreline City Council meetings have been cancelled due to the annual Council summer recess:
  • City Council Regular Meeting Monday, August 20, 2018
  • City Council Workshop Dinner Meeting Monday, August 27, 2018
  • City Council Regular Meeting Monday, August 27, 2018
  • City Council Regular Meeting Monday, September 3, 2018

The next meeting of the Shoreline City Council will be held on Monday, September 10, 2018 at Shoreline City Hall, with the Workshop Dinner Meeting starting at 5:45pm and the Regular Meeting at 7:00pm.


The Celebrate Shoreline Cruise-In Car Show Saturday

Photo by Martin De Grazia

Saturday August 18, 2018
10:00am to 3:00pm
upper level near Central Market and the Shoreline Farmer’s Market

The Shoreline Historical Museum and the City of Shoreline present the annual Celebrate Shoreline Car Show. Vintage, Custom, Stock, Muscle, Street Rod, Projects, and more. Enter your car in the competition or just come to check out the vehicles.

Tons of trophies and beautiful cars

Get the Car Show form here! CS Car Show App 2018

Or email or phone 206-542-7111


Insects: Guarded oviposition - damselflies

Damselflies mating
Photo copyright Gloria Z. Nagler

Text and photos by Gloria Z. Nagler

I happened upon these two bluets (damselflies) at a local pond the other day. According to Merrill Peterson in his oh-so-useful “Pacific Northwest Insects” book (hot off the press), there are 6,000 species of damselflies and dragonflies in the world — and we in the Pacific Northwest have 117 of those species. Lucky us, indeed — damselflies are both attractive and alien.

As we can see from first photo, the male attaches to the female's head with "claspers" which are located near his abdomen. They then copulate, the female next ovipositing the fertilized eggs into the water (or vegetation in the water). The male stands guard above her during the process, to pull her out if danger comes, and, perhaps more critical to his interests, to defend against other males.

The female's head is underwater
Photo copyright Gloria Z. Nagler

In the second photo, her head is underwater... he pulls her up and out, if she's lucky: and, as is seen in the third photo, sometimes he forgets to detach from her and they fly off in tandem (or he perhaps wants to remove her from the competition — while I watched this pair, at least one other bluet flew by a few times, presumably checking out the female).

They fly off, still attached
Photo copyright Gloria Z. Nagler

Having spent two years as aquatic larvae, or nymphs, some damselflies live only a few weeks as winged adults. Reproduction is now their top priority. Mating lasts less than five minutes in some species, though can take longer in others. The pair I photographed (and thank you to those bluets:), mated for less than five minutes. I had to change position and shoot like crazy to get the shots! Some stay connected up to 7 hours -- phew!

Sources: Pacific Northwest Insects, by Merrill A. Peterson; and Discover Wildlife, from BBC Wildlife Magazine (“Understanding damselfly behavior”).


Celebrate Shoreline Skate Board competition Friday

Caden Smith "Little Sauce"
Photo by Wayne Pridemore 2014

Celebrate Shoreline

Friday, August 17, 3:00 to 7:00pm
Connie King Skate Park, 15300 8th Ave. NE

Show off your skills at our annual skateboard competition. Hosted by Skate Like a Girl in partnership with the City, divisions will include 12 and Under, 13 and Up, Sponsored, and Girls.

Come out for some hot tricks!


Washington State Library awarded $280,000 to digitize historic newspapers

With a new $280,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the Office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman will break fresh ground in its nationally-recognized project of digitizing historic newspapers.

The grant, announced last week, will enable the Washington State Library’s Washington Digital Newspaper Project to add 100,000 pages of culturally and historically significant newspapers from Asian-American, African-American, and World War II-era publications to its free public archives.

“It is a special privilege to be able to continue our work to preserve Washington’s history and make these invaluable accounts available, accessible, and searchable,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman, whose office oversees the Washington State Library. “I’m very proud of the work our Library staff has done, and I’m looking forward to seeing more thanks to these funds.”

The grant is the fourth National Endowment for the Humanities award for the Digital Newspaper Project. Under the State Library’s participation in the National Digital Newspaper Program, more than 300,000 pages of historic Washington newspapers have been added to the 13 million newspaper pages publicly accessible at the Chronicling America website of the Library of Congress.

The Washington Digital Newspaper Project is one of only four Washington projects selected for the first awards of the new Infrastructure and Capacity-Building Challenge Grant program, which announced $43.1 million in awards for 218 projects nationwide.

“I’m truly grateful to the National Endowment for the Humanities, both for their recognition of our achievements in digitizing historic newspapers and for their decision to fund our latest project,” said State Librarian Cindy Aden. 
“We’ll be able to bring the firsthand accounts of bygone eras of Washington’s African-American and Asian-American experiences into the consciousness of new generations, and add local perspectives to their understanding of what it was like living in our state throughout World War II.”

Washington’s Office of Secretary of State oversees a number of areas within state government, including managing state elections, registering corporations and charities, and governing the use of the state flag and state seal. The office also manages the State Archives and the State Library, documents extraordinary stories in Washington’s history through Legacy Washington, oversees the Combined Fund Drive for charitable giving by state employees, and administers the state’s Address Confidentiality Program to help protect survivors of crime.


Photo: Looking over the fence

Photo by s.cho
The statue of the American bald eagle seems to keep a watchful eye in case this Shoreline gardener stirs up anything interesting.


Family Day at the LFP Farmers Market Sunday Aug 19

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

Family activities will be the order of the day, starting with chalk artist Justin the Circler, who will be on-hand to share his creations and lead families in making their own chalk creations.

The market will also welcome back the popular Bubble Zone where youngsters can experiment with an assortment of bubble wands in different shapes and sizes. Kiddos can also take away free mini-bubble bottles of their own while supplies last.

Kids will love bopping around to the music of local favorites the Milner Family Fiddles at 11am, followed by a melodic tour of the Italian countryside with the music of the Tarantellas.

Family Day is co-presented by the City of Lake Forest Park and LFP Mayor Jeff Johnson will be there along with other city officials handing out goodies and sharing community information. The city will also bring in a couple of kid-friendly, “big rig” city vehicles for the little ones to explore.

Third Place Commons also gratefully acknowledges the support of 4Culture for helping to make the day’s festivities possible.

Of course, the market will also feature all your regular favorites like beautiful flowers, fresh produce, meat, fish, unique local and handmade products, and yummy treats. The LFP Farmers Market is always a great place to spend your Sunday and this week it will be better than ever. So mark your calendars and don’t miss the fun!

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


Insurance Commissioner: What to consider when buying renter insurance

From the Office of the Insurance Commissioner, here are some Tips for buying renter insurance:
  • Policies and prices can vary from company to company.
  • Some companies only offer renter insurance if you have other insurance with them, such as auto coverage.
  • Check your rental or lease contract with the landlord, who may require you to carry specific coverage.
Buying additional insurance

A list of additional insurance coverage to consider adding to your renter policy:
  • Full value contents coverage (also called replacement cost coverage) - This pays the actual cost to replace your property with a like kind and quality product.
  • Earthquake and flood insurance.
  • Scheduled personal property - This insures jewelry, furs, cameras, musical instruments, silverware, guns, fine art, postage stamps, coin collections and some sporting goods.
  • Increased limits for business property - This protects your business from loss to any structures or contents you use to run your business.
  • Business merchandise coverage - This covers goods or items you sell or buy.
  • Incidental business liability - If you have a home business, this protects you from business-related claims.
  • Volunteer coverage - If you volunteer, this protects you from someone who makes a claim against you for damages you cause while you're volunteering.
  • Outboard-motor boat insurance - This covers damage to your insured boat or damage you cause to another boat.
Renter insurance for college students

If you're a college student who rents an off-campus apartment or house, consider buying renter insurance. This coverage protects your personal property if it gets damaged, destroyed or stolen, such as your computer, TV, stereo, bicycle, or furniture.

If you're a parent with dependent children included on your home insurance policy, their personal property may not be covered while they're at college. Check your policy or contact your insurance agent to see if your homeowner insurance provides enough protection.

Other information that may be helpful to you:
If you need more help, the Insurance Commissioner's office has people to help you:


Single tickets now on sale for shows at Northshore Performing Arts Center

NPACF reports a great response to Season Ticket sales. Tickets are now on sale for single show choices. They say that "Some shows are selling out quickly, so make your choices soon!"


Volunteers Needed

NPAC is in need of volunteers to assist in the box office for some shows. As this would involve learning the ticketing system in order to sell and print tickets, some training would be needed.

It's really easy though and you get to see the show for free!

Contact Managing Director, John Lehrack to volunteer.

NPACF performances are held at the Northshore Performing Arts Center 18125 92nd Ave NE, Bothell 98011. The theatre is located on the north end of the campus of Bothell High School.


Free “Beary Clean” car wash Aug 23 celebrates 61st birthday of Brown Bear Car Wash

Brown Bear Tunnel Wash
Photo by Diane Hettrick
Brown Bear Car Wash celebrates 61st birthday next Thursday, August 23 with free “Beary Clean” car washes at 26 tunnel locations

Brown Bear Car Wash turns “61” next Thursday August 23 and celebrates by offering free “Beary Clean” car washes to customers from 8am to 8pm at 26 tunnel wash locations.

Last year’s one-day event added sparkle and shine to a record-setting 30,853 cars and trucks across the Puget Sound area.

Brown Bear founder and CEO Victor Odermat opened the company’s first location in 1957 at 1800 15th Ave West in Seattle. Brown Bear now owns and operates a total of 48 car washes throughout the Puget Sound area and Spokane.

“This has become a tradition for us, and it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the communities that have supported us for over 60 years,” said Odermat. 
“It’s a fun and busy day as we celebrate with our customers while benefitting the environment.”
Participating tunnel wash locations and more information about Brown Bear Car Wash here

Local tunnel washes
Photo by Diane Hettrick
Seattle-based, family-owned Brown Bear is the largest car wash operator on the West Coast and 10th largest in the United States. Widely recognized for its environmentally-friendly practices, Brown Bear uses gentle, biodegradable cleaning detergents at all its locations. 

Brown Bear Car Wash, through its parent company, Car Wash Enterprises, Inc., owns and operates a total of 48 car wash facilities in Washington State as well as a large network of gas stations and convenience stores.

It is one of the largest privately held car wash chains in the U.S. and is widely recognized within the industry as being a leader in the environmental movement.


New Rabbi to establish Chabad Jewish Center in Shoreline

Rabbi Sadya and Shimona Davidoff
with baby Chaya Cherna
Rabbi Sadya and Shimona Davidoff have moved to the North Seattle area to establish a new Chabad Jewish center in the city of Shoreline.

Rabbi Sadya and Shimona Davidoff, along with their daughter Chaya Cherna, have recently moved from Brooklyn, NY to the North Seattle area to open a new Chabad center in the city of Shoreline.

They were recruited by Chabad’s Pacific Northwest Director, Rabbi Shalom Ber Levitin.

Shoreline is not an unfamiliar place to Shimona as her family already lives there. Her parents, Rabbi Yechezkel and Ora Rapoport, head the local Chabad Jewish Russian Center for Russian speaking Jews.

For Rabbi Sadya, who is originally from Los Angeles, living in Shoreline will be an adjustment. “It’s interesting, coming from a thriving large Jewish community to a place where initially, YOU ARE the community itself, so to speak. It’s an awesome and exciting opportunity!"

A recent study showed that Washington state is home to approximately 72,185 Jews, including Seattle and its surrounding suburbs. 

“We [Jews] are here, but it just doesn’t look like it because we’re lacking a much needed sense of community” said Guy, a Jewish real estate agent in Shoreline whom the couple met during their search for a new home.

The young couple have already begun their activities by introducing new programs, such as Shabbat dinners for guests and community members, a 'Torah and Tea on Tuesdays' class given by Rabbi Sadya, as well as a monthly Challah (bread) baking experience organized and ran by Shimona.

“This is just the beginning,” She says, "We are currently expanding our activities and soon, you’ll get to hear all about them!”

"Our mission is to ignite the spark of Judaism within every Jew in our community,” Sadya says. “Seattle is home to the very first Starbucks, and now you can find one within a mile of wherever you are. Chabad must be as much, if not more accessible, as we are striving to quench the thirst for spirituality in every Jew."

For more information or to contact the Rabbi Sadya, you can visit their website and find out about new programs and contact information.

They have a Facebook page.

They will be holding a welcoming barbeque on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 4pm at 1114 NE Perkins Way NE, Shoreline 98155.


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