This weekend: the Shoreline Arts Festival at Shoreline Community College

Monday, June 24, 2019

2019 Shoreline Arts Festival
Presented by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
June 29 - 30 at Shoreline Community College

The 29th Annual Shoreline Arts Festival is a free community event with something creative and fun for everyone! 

Don’t miss these two extraordinary days of music, dance, theater, visual arts, food, culture, film, and more at our NEW LOCATION, the Shoreline Community College (16101 Greenwood Ave N Shoreline) on Saturday, June 29 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, June 30 from 10am to 5pm. 

For more information, visit the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council’s Festival website.

Festival To Do List:

Shop for local art at the Artist Marketplace
Peruse paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and pretty much every other kind of art as you saunter through the sunshine and decide which of the masterpieces on offer will grace your mantelpiece. Enrich your home with handmade art, support local artists, and show the world where you stand as a curator of great taste.

Rock out, or take it easy at our Main Stage
Sit back, relax, and be entertained by an array of musical and dance performances spanning a wide range of styles. From Japanese Taiko Drumming to Electric Violin, there’s something for every musical taste. Check out the full line-up.

Enjoy performances and short films at the Community Stage
The indoor Community Stage will offer a variety of performances throughout the weekend. You can participate in an African dance workshop, screen some short films, watch a play, listen to some jazz, and take in many other wonderful local acts. View the full line-up on our website.

View the Juried Art and Photography Exhibitions

Featuring over 200 artworks from regional artists in 2D, 3D, and photography, the Juried Art Exhibit is one of the highlights of the Arts Festival. Over $2000 in cash prizes and merchandise are awarded and winners are announced on June 29 at 10AM on the Main Stage following Youth Art Awards. This year’s jurors are Vincent-Field Photography (Photography) and Sam Scott (2D,3D).

Surround yourself with the creativity of students at the Youth Art Exhibition

Witness the talents of the 200+ Pre-K through 12th grade students who share their artwork in the Shoreline Arts Festival Youth Art Exhibit and vote for your favorite piece to win the People's Choice Award. Awards are given in four different age groups and art for the Shoreline School District’s 2019-20 calendar is also selected from this exhibit of 2D and 3D artworks. This year’s Youth Art Exhibit juror is Matthew Allison.

Get creative at the Hands-On Art stations for children and adults
Visit us under the Hands-On Art tent and get creative- we will explore the theme of color!

Enjoy several projects Under the Rainbow for all ages, such as a colorful Mini Mosaic Masterpiece to hang on the wall, a blooming Flower Collage using oil pastels and colored paper, and a Beautiful Butterfly watercolor. You can also create your own Self Portrait!

And what would the Hands-On Art tent be without the wonderfully squishy Gyotaku Fish Prints? Use real or rubber fish to create a colorful, painted fish to take home.

Tantalize your taste buds at the Food Truck Food Court
Get lunch, dinner, or just a sweet treat at this year’s Arts Festival Food Court. Conveniently located by the Main Stage, the food court is the perfect place to grab lunch, meet your neighbors, and enjoy the festival atmosphere. Ohana BBQ will be back! We’ll also have Pilgrim Coffee Truck on hand for a high-end espresso experience with friendly staff, all off the back of a vintage Ford truck.

Art from the Attic Sale
For the last few months, we’ve been collecting generous art donations from the community! Find your next artistic treasure at the Shoreline Arts Festival this weekend. Items include fine art (framed or unframed), sculpture, posters (framed or unframed), matted prints, frames, gently used art supplies, ceramics, glass art, handmade jewelry, artisan works, and art books.

Proceeds from the sale will support Arts Council programming including arts education, summer concerts in the park, The Gallery at Town Center and the Shoreline Arts Festival.

Experience something new in the Cultural Rooms
Explore five cultures offering many fun hands-on activities, displays, and performances. Learn about different cultures, sample foods, see art, listen to music, learn to dance, and more. This year's highlights include:
  • A Glimpse of Africa hosted by JHP Legacy
  • Chinese Cultural Room Hosted by Chinese Artists and Cultural Groups
  • Experience Korea! Hosted by the Korean American Historical Society
  • Mabuhay Philippines Hosted by Filipiniana Arts and Culture
  • A Look at Latinoamérica Hosted by Lake City Collective 

Plenty of Free Parking All Weekend at Shoreline Community College!

Parking will be a breeze this year. But if you want to take advantage of the free shuttle service it will be stopping at several locations. 

Running every 20 minutes during festival hours (Saturday 9:00am-6:30pm and Sunday 9:00am-5:30pm), the shuttle will make stops at the Shoreline Farmers Market near Central Market (Saturday), and at the parking lots at Shoreline Community College, and then come directly to the Shoreline Arts Festival. 

Look for the shuttle stop signs! The Shuttle Service is provided through the generous support of Shoreline Community College.

If you want to take public transportation, bus routes 331, 330, 345, 355, 5 all go to SCC. More info here!

The Shoreline Arts Festival is a program of the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council with major support from the City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park, Washington State Arts Commission, and 4Culture.

Questions? Call us at 206-417-4645 or email


Shoreline, Northshore and Woodinville fire departments to discuss combining

Three fire departments, including Shoreline - which serves the city of Shoreline; Northshore - which serves Lake Forest Park and Kenmore; and Woodinville - which serves the city of Woodinville - are in discussions about combing and regionalizing their departments.

The commissioners of the three departments will meet on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Kenmore to begin discussions.


Shoreline Quilter is a contestant at AQS QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, 2019

My Beautiful Monstrosity
Quilt by Janielle Guzinski

American Quilter’s Society, the largest quilting membership organization in the world, is pleased to announce that Janielle Guzinski, of Shoreline, has been accepted as a contestant with her quilt, My Beautiful Monstrosity, at AQS QuiltWeek - Grand Rapids, MI.

AQS QuiltWeek - Grand Rapids features more than 450 quilts from around the world. The high point of the show recognizes the artistry of today’s quiltmakers as hundreds of quilters in the AQS Quilt Contest compete for $54,000 in cash awards. Quilts in this international contest and exhibition come from around the world, with entries from 41 states and 14 countries.

Janielle Guzinski, quilter
All the contest quilts, as well as hundreds of special exhibit quilts will be on display. Admission to AQS QuiltWeek can be purchased at the DeVos Place Convention Center and includes access to all special exhibitions and the Merchant Mall. 

Hours are Wednesday, August 21st through Friday, August 23rd from 9am to 5pm and Saturday, August 24th from 9am to 4:00pm. Tickets and additional information can be found at or by calling 270-898-7903. This event is open to the public.

About the American Quilter’s Society

The American Quilter’s Society is the largest quilting membership organization in the world. 

For 35 years, AQS has been the leading voice in quilting inspiration and advice. 

At AQS, we believe that with the proper resources, the creative individual can take their quilting projects beyond what they can imagine. 

For more information about the American Quilter’s Society, please visit or call 1-270-898-7903.


Steel pole foundation work will close 5th Ave NE from 180th to 185th

5th NE will be closed between 180th to 185th

Starting as early as Monday, June 24, 2019 Sound Transit will close 5th Ave NE from NE 180th St to NE 185th Street as part of the Lynnwood Link Extension early work construction.

Sound Transit will be setting heavy equipment and drilling shafts for steel pole foundations. There will be flaggers on site of the construction work zone to keep traffic moving for local access.

A steel pole will be delivered and staged at construction work area while crews are working to set the foundation for the steel pole.

Crews will draft shafts for steel pole foundation that will cause construction noise.

  • Work could start as early as June 24th, and will remain for approximately two weeks.
  • Work hours are from 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
  • Work hours are from 9am to 9pm nights and over the weekend if necessary to complete work before July 4th.

Local access only from NE 180th St to NE 183rd Ct.
Detour routes will be in place to drive around work area.

Editor's Note: we have contacted Sound Transit to find out what the steel poles are for and will update this article.


Recology: recycling gets a lot easier with more stringent restrictions

Blue recycling bins are for: 
glass bottles/jars, 
rigid plastic (tubs, jugs, bottles bigger than 3 inches).

Recycling should be Empty, Clean, and Dry
don't leave anything that can mold and contaminate the paper in the bin

Asian recyclers have tired of being the world's garbage dump so they have put strict restrictions on what recycling they will pay for. As a result recycling companies such as Recology are looking for new markets in the US, and trying to meet the new restrictions in all countries.

That means that customers have to be more careful about what they put in their blue recycling bins.

Recology and the City of Shoreline have been considering their options. One idea under consideration was to inspect individual bins and give warnings and then fines. This idea has been put on hold. Not only was it invasive and sure to create backlash from residents, it wasn't particularly effective.

Drivers would not be able to inspect every bin every week. They would not be able to do more than just look at the top layer. And it would not necessarily do anything to educate the public.

The first change for customers is in what goes in the recycling bin. A letter was sent to all Shoreline residents explaining that plastic film will no longer be accepted in recycling bins. That means any plastic that is pliable - plastic bags, and wrapping on food or goods such as toilet paper. As before, rigid plastic must be at least 3 inches (or about the length of your finger).

Prices will also increase by $1.35 per month for residential customers.

Recology will focus on education, particularly for multi-family housing.

If anyone has any questions about recycling / composting / garbage, they should contact Recology at the main number of 206-763-4444. You can also call this number to schedule training or presentations for groups.


Destinations: Two Pride Parades in Seattle this weekend

June is designated as Pride Month because the Pride movement started with the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village, New York in June of 1969. (Wikipedia article)

The biggest local events are this weekend, at the end of the month, with a festival on Capitol Hill and a parade in downtown Seattle.

Pride flag at Shoreline City Hall
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Capitol Hill PrideFest begins at noon on Saturday, June 29, 2019 with events lasting until 9pm.

The biggest festival day on Capitol Hill all year long! Return to the place where Pride was held for decades, now a 5-block festival with food, vendors, 5 stages of entertainment, and the most diverse crowd you’ll see all year long. Best of all, it’s free.

500 E Pike, Seattle. Drive to the University Stadium light rail station and go to the Capitol Hill station and you'll be right in the middle of the festivities. Don't even think about driving. Capitol Hill is one of Seattle's most congested neighborhoods, even without 50,000 partygoers!

The 45th annual Seattle Pride Parade begins at 11am Sunday, June 30, 2019 and will go along 4th Avenue from Westlake Park to the Seattle Center. The parade is approximately four hours long.

Light rail is your best bet to get to this downtown Seattle event. There is a Westlake station that will put you right at the starting point of the parade.


Poem: Carl the Crow

Carl the Crow
Photo by Peggy Bartleson

Carl the Crow
by Jean Monce Bryant

Oh Carl the Crow- what a cute funny guy
He exited the nest when not able to fly
His parents are nearby-they're armed and they're ready
So predators BEWARE--their surveillance is steady

They feed Carl often--his demands will not quit
He'll squawk and he'll CAW till he gets every bit
As Providers and Security there's no time to sleep
They'll answer each call--even one tiny peep

With hawks, owls and raccoons and eagles as well
The dangers are many--I think you can tell
And neighborhood cats also can pose a threat
The parents relax???No, no time for that yet

If baby, though noisy, can hide from their view
His chance for survival's much better it's true
If one of his siblings has left the nest too
The parents' duties are doubled--for them I'll say "WHEW"

But any good parent--though tired and worn-out
Will come Wide-Awake at a peep or a shout
So thank you for babies--and parents as well
Their love and devotion it truly is swell

Carl will be growing his tail feathers soon
And then he can fly and head straight for the moon
He's patiently waiting for them to arrive
With rudders on board--he can fly and survive

See previous article about Carl the Crow


Skandia Midsommarfest June 30 at St. Edward State Park

Traditional pole raising ceremony
Photo courtesy Skandia

Sunday, June 30, 2019, 11am - 6pm, Skandia Midsommarfest at St. Edward State Park, 14445 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore 98028.

This day-long traditional Scandinavian celebration features music and dance performances, kids’ activities (including raising a kid-sized pole), flower crowns, craft and food booths, a special costume presentation, participatory dancing, mini-dance lessons for beginners, and of course, the traditional pole raising ceremony.

FREE (donations accepted; buttons are available for a $2 donation to help defray the cost of putting on the festival).

Information:, 425-954-5262 or Skandia Folkdance


Free performance of Charles the Clown show June 30 for ages 4-8

Charles the Clown
Free fun Charles the Clown show for kids 4-8, Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 2pm or 4pm - at Ravenna Eckstein Community Center 6535 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle 98115.

Free - but seats by reservation only: RSVP

The show features Charles’ signature, 'become a clown' routine, helping the kids understand that the person under the make-up and rainbow wig is a regular guy.

Teachers and librarians have often commented about Charles' comedy rhyming, word-play and silly verbal antics. 

The act encourages a love of language and the joy of being verbally creative. "A true children's comedian" --Billboard Magazine.

Free Take Home Gift: Charles' latest story audio, "Live at the Library and Other Adventures." Complimentary healthy snacks.

Charles' award winning A and M Records performance was filmed live on Hollywood’s Charlie Chaplin Sound Stage.

Career highlights: 12,000+ shows, 4 story audios, 15 videos, 100 + TV/radio appearances, 4 books, over 150 newspaper/magazine essays, and a King County Dr. MLK, Jr. Humanitarian Community Service Award.


Tech Meet-Up: Save Thousands with Household Energy Efficiency

Matt Simerson
North City Tech Meetup, Monday, July 1, 2019, 7pm to 9pm at the Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline 98155. Free and open to the public 

Matt Simerson presents: Save Thousands with Household Energy Efficiency.

This presentation is suitable for a general audience everyone is encourage to attend.

Household Energy: where our energy comes from, what we use it for, how much it costs, and how to prune thousands of dollars from your annual energy expenses. 
Matt will cover our energy sources here in the PNW, energy storage, electric vehicles, type of insulation and what each type is best for, the cost effectiveness of insulation, home appliance efficiency, and home automation.

About Matt Simerson: I have an educational background in mechanical engineering and transitioned to software engineering by vocation. I am a builder by nature. I build software and computer platforms for $work and I build houses, cabinets, cars, and other things for fun. 

I volunteer with the Shoreline Garden Club, Friends of Llandover Woods, coaching competitive math teams, and by weaning our own household off fossil fuel consumption.

The North City Tech Meetup is a free meetup, usually the first Monday of each month at one of our local libraries: Lake Forest Park, Shoreline or Kenmore. People of all levels of interest and experience are encouraged to attend. There is always time for introductions and discussions.

You can visit the page for each month’s topic.


Photo: Daisies

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

“I want daisies in my hair,
Peace in my soul, and
And love in my heart.”


For the Birds: Nestling crows leave home before they can fly

Carl the crow calls for his parents

By Christine Southwick
Photos by Peggy Bartleson

Do you have a crow on the ground, making a loud noise? Unless you see blood, or a hanging wing, it is probably not injured. It is most likely a nestling crow which has left its nest before it can fly. Most crows leave the nest early for safety reasons. Nests, with their “feed ME” sounds, are lures for predators — raccoons, hawks, owls, eagles. The sooner nestlings are strong enough to leave their nests and hide, the more likely that they will survive.

Feed me!
Carl the crow begging parent for food

And do not fear; the parents are watching, dive-bombing cats and other dangers, and feeding their youngsters on a regular basis. Sometimes a couple of youngsters will hang together, but more often they will go their separate ways, thus increasing their probability of survival. The parents know where each is, and are feeding them appropriately.

Don’t let the nestlings’ size fool you. When they leave the nest, they are 80% or more of their adult weight. Their legs are already adult size, and their wing feathers are nearly full grown. But they are still babies. They will often tip side to side as they walk, making them look a trifle drunken. Part of the problem is that they don’t have their tail feathers yet to act as their rudders.

Carl being fed by his parent

The pictures are of a neighborhood nestling. I first saw it five afternoons ago. The first neighbor didn’t know what to do, but had put out some tuna fish. Baby crows have to have the food stuffed down their throats—so putting out food won’t help nestlings.

The next morning that baby had moved across the street, near a house with a known hunter cat. The parents dive-bombed that cat until it started lying elsewhere. Now the little crow is staying at a house where the owner watches daily, but doesn’t crowd it. The parents feel comfortable in the yard, and Carl the crow (that’s what the neighbor calls it), struts around more steadily every day, and hides in the flowers at night.

Still no tail feathers - Carl is grounded.

It still doesn’t have tail feathers yet, but will soon.

Remember, most birds found walking about on the ground are not abandoned, and don’t need human “help”. Keep your pet away from the area that the bird is staying, and wait about a week. It will fly away then.

More info about baby crows and what/what not to do, here.
Find more For the Birds under the Features section on the main webpage

Originally printed in the Shoreline Area News June 6, 2014.


Shoreline woman arrested after attempting to kidnap a child

Police were called several times for a disruption on Linden Ave N.
Photo courtesy Shoreline Police
An untreated, mentally ill woman was arrested by Shoreline Police on Friday morning, June 21, 2019.

According to Police, she is being booked into jail on several felony charges.

Police say she was arrested after attempting to kidnap a child.

The child is safe, was not harmed, and was returned to their parent.

The woman arrested is said to be related to the child.

According to Pastor Kelly Dahlman-Oeth, of the nearby Ronald Methodist Church,

"She is known to some of us in the community and the police department. In every encounter I've had with her, she presented behaviors that were clearly untreated and unsupervised mental illness. 
"Whether she has a housing option, I've never been able to discern, as all of my encounters were with her living unsheltered on the streets. 
"Though she has never exhibited dangerous behavior or issued threats, if she attempted to kidnap her child, she most certainly needs treatment for the constellation of issues she is dealing with including mental illness. 
"It's my hope that she is receiving that treatment in King County Corrections instead of simply being incarcerated."

Neighbors reported that the police came and went from the location several times during the morning. They said that the woman was lying the street screaming before her arrest.


Beyond the Gender Binary: Community Workshop June 27

Reality Check Shoreline has a community event on Thursday June 27, 2019, 6:30pm - 9pm at the Richmond Beach Library 19601 21st Avenue NW, Shoreline 98177.

"Beyond the Gender Binary: Community Workshop."

"We're planning an interactive community workshop geared towards people who are beginning to learn about the beautiful complexities of gender and want to learn more, and everyone is invited to come learn, teach, and share."

More information here.


New art exhibits at Edmonds Library and Frances Anderson Center through July

Sign painting exhibit

The Edmonds Arts Commission features a special exhibit, “Sign Painting” by Edmonds Historical Museum in the Edmonds Arts Commission Display Case located in the Frances Anderson Center (700 Main St), and a twenty-year retrospective of Skagit artist Don Wesley’s work titled “Birds Like Us” in the Edmonds Library (650 Main St). Both exhibits are on display through July 31.

The Sign Painting exhibit by Edmonds Historical Museum features former downtown Edmonds signs created by Ralph Gray and tools Gray used in his sign painting trade, as well as information about the techniques employed by sign painters.

Dusk by Don Wesley

“Birds Like Us” retrospective features select works from the past twenty years of Don Wesley’s work. Wesley considers birds his muse. 
“Birds are arguably the most accessible animal on earth,” says Wesley in his artist statement. “Wherever we are living, so are birds. Even in the most congested and polluted cities of the world, birds survive and thrive alongside us.” 

Wesley’s pursuit of a degree in the arts began in the early 90s while he was serving in the US Army as a tank driver and attending classes at Pierce Community College. In 1995, he completed his bachelor's degree in Art at Western Washington University.

While visiting the Frances Anderson Center, be sure to also see the digital art exhibit by Edmonds area teens in the McDevitt Youth Art Display Case (next the main floor elevator) and a new group show by Wax On Washington in the Edmonds Festival Gallery.


Local Refugee Welcome Mat group makes appearance at Gates Discovery Center

Group members and visitors visit and work at the Gates Center
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

By Luanne Brown

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019 several members of our Refugee Welcome Mat group spent time at the Gates Discovery Center at 440 5th Ave N in Seattle where we were asked to demonstrate how we make our rag rugs. This event was the first of three After Hours@DiscoverGates events planned for the summer.

Group members from Kenmore, Mountlake Terrace, Kirkland, Redmond, Shoreline, and Lake Forest Park brought mats that they had already crocheted, woven, and knitted as samples to display. We also demonstrated these various techniques and showed visitors how we prepare our ‘yarn’ by ripping strips of fabric.

People of all ages from places such as Singapore, South Africa, Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Seattle stopped by our table to participate.

Brian Beaton on left, and Brian Kinnee on right, both of South Lake Union
get a lesson from Elsa Husted.
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Our project has been featured at the Gates Discovery Center for the past two months at the end of the visitors’ tour. Center staff have set up a ‘station’ where people can see one of our mats, learn more about our project, make tags welcoming refugees to our area, and practice tearing upcycled fabric into strips. The Gates Discovery Center has contributed these strips to our group to use in making more welcome mats. This activity will continue at the center through August.

Group members Marcie, Jean Stevens, Elsa Husted, Christy Bear
demonstrating their craft.
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Our group, Welcome Mats for Refugees, was formed two and a half years ago to demonstrate in a tangible way that refugees are welcome to our area. 

Once our artists finish their mats, we tag them with a card that says, “Welcome Home”, signed by the artist who makes the mat. Then, we contribute the mats to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). 

The mats are made from strips of cloth
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
The IRC places our mats in the apartments they prepare for new refugee families. Often, these mats are the first things they see when they open the door to their new home. 

If you’d like to join us in our efforts, we meet the first Saturday of every month throughout the year, from 10am to 1pm at Third Place Commons which is located on the upper level of the Town Center at 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155

We have supplies to get you started and we can teach you to crochet and/or knit. Our next meeting is July 6, 2019.

Our group will also be participating in a similar event at the Gates Discovery Center in late August. 

The center itself is well worth the journey to downtown Seattle. 

There are many interesting exhibits that “encourage visitors to investigate some of the world’s tough challenges and learn how to act on their own ideas and solutions,” according to their Facebook page.

For more information about our group, please visit our website.


Cisco Morris at Sky Nursery June 29

Cisco Morris
Saturday, June 29, 2019 
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Q / A with Ciscoe Morris

You’re invited to stop by Sky Nursery for an entertaining Question and Answer Session with noted garden personality Cisco Morris.

Look for Ciscoe in the outside tree and shrub department behind the greenhouse.

Sky Nursery is located at  18528 Aurora Ave N Shoreline 98133.


Photo: Flowers of the day

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

It's orange today - Lee found these two together.

Reader Martin Král says:

The orange blooms are Asiatic lilies and kniphofia (Red Hot Poker). The former bloom early and usually are not fragrant; the very fragrant Oriental lilies come a month later. Indian Paintbrush blooms at this time, but in the mountains and prairies, not in our gardens.

Thanks to Martin and other gardeners for identifying the lovely flowers.


Edmonds Wine Walks July 6 and Aug 3

Art Walk Edmonds’ Summer Edmonds Wine Walks July 6th and August 3rd

If you’ve walked by the two murals installed in downtown Edmonds last summer and wondered who was responsible, wonder no more. Those murals were brought to you by Mural Project Edmonds, a committee under Art Walk Edmonds, and were funded in large part with proceeds from the Edmonds Summer Wine Walks.

Art Walk Edmonds is once again inviting you to come sip, shop, socialize and support the arts in Edmonds at the Edmonds Summer Wine Walks. The popular events are back again this year, and online ticketing is already open. Gather your friends and join our wine-loving community on two Saturdays this summer -- July 6th and August 3rd.

Art Walk Edmonds, in partnership with Seattle Uncorked is bringing a sampling of luscious local Washington wineries to your favorite downtown Edmonds business locations. Meet the local winemakers who will be pouring tastes of their hand-crafted wines in various shops on a gorgeous summer evening. These award-winning boutique wineries will each have a few options for our wine-loving public to taste.

July Wine Walk Locations and Wineries:

  • ARTspot - 408 Main St will be hosting Wind Rose Cellars
  • Cline Jewelers - 105 5th Ave S will be hosting Marcus Sophia Winery
  • Coldwell Banker Bain - 108 5th Ave S will be hosting Three of Cups
  • Cole Gallery - 107 5th Ave S will be hosting Cadence Winery
  • Edmonds Realty - 111 Main St will be hosting Bunnell Family Cellar
  • Gallery North - 401 Main St will be hosting Woodhouse Wine Estates
  • Interiors of Edmonds - 326 Main St will be hosting Martedi Winery
  • Ombu Salon + Spa - 121 3rd Ave N will be hosting Virtue Cellars
  • Rebekah’s Boutique - 404 Main St will be hosting Basel Cellars
  • Seattle Sugar Spa - 128 4th Ave S will be hosting Love That Red Winery
  • Windermere Real Estate - 210 5th Ave S will be hosting Michael Florentino Cellars
  • The Wooden Spoon - 104 5th Ave S will be hosting Abbe Vineyard Winery
  • ZINC | edmonds - 102 3rd Ave S will be hosting Wilridge Winery

You are sure to find a new favorite bottle or two these evenings! Bottles of wine can be purchased directly at the tasting tables or at the Pop-Up Wine Shop set up at Coldwell Banker Bain, tax-free for the evening. A percentage of every purchase goes back to Art Walk Edmonds to fund the Arts in Edmonds.

Extend your enjoyment of the evening by having dinner in downtown Edmonds after the Wine Walk. Chanterelle, Girardi’s Osteria, The Loft, Anthony’s Homeport and Maize and Barley are waiving corkage fees for bottles purchased during Wine Walk on the evening of the events if you purchase food. Make sure to show them your Wine Walk map as proof of attendance.

Art Walk Edmonds is grateful to sponsors Coldwell Banker Bain of Edmonds, Ombu Salon + Spa, Cole Gallery, and Cline Jewelers. Edmonds Realty is providing complimentary tasting glasses for the July event and Adam Cobb of Windermere Real Estate Edmonds, who will be providing complimentary tasting glasses for the August event. Coldwell Banker Bain of Edmonds is sponsoring stylish reusable bottle tote bags for the 2019 Edmonds Summer Wine Walk season. Art Walk Edmonds is also grateful for Samantha Denson of Windermere Real Estate Edmonds who is an Art Walk Edmonds sponsor at the “Cultivator” level.

Tickets are on sale online for $30 each. Sell-outs are expected this year as in the past, but if there are still tickets available the day of the event, they will be sold starting at 5pm at Coldwell Banker Bain. If tickets sell out online prior to the event, additional tickets will be released starting at 6:30pm the day of the event.

As the sole fundraiser of the year for Art Walk Edmonds, participation in the Edmonds Wine Walks will mean you are contributing toward a great cause and supporting the arts in our community. Art Walk Edmonds, a non-profit organization, organizes and promotes the monthly Art Walks held in downtown Edmonds.

What you need to know to go!

· The Edmonds Summer Wine Walks will be held on Saturday, July 6th and Saturday, August 3rd from 5-8pm.

· Tickets are $30 online at the AWE website ( Word to the wise: these events have sold out the last three years, so get your tickets early!

· Registration includes 10 tokens for one-ounce pours of wine; additional tasting tokens for registered participants will be available for $1 each (cash only).

· Participants must be 21 years old. ID will be required.

· Wristbands, tasting maps, tokens and bottle bags will be distributed in the shade in front of Coldwell Banker Bain,108 5th Ave S for pre-registered attendees starting at 4:45PM the day of the event.

· If available, tickets will be sold at the door (Coldwell Banker Bain) starting at 5pm the day of each event for $30.

· If the event is a sell-out, more tickets will be released for late entry starting at 6:30pm.

· The Pop-Up Wine Shop, where you can purchase bottles of wine from the events tax-free, will be set up at Coldwell Banker Bain. You can also purchase bottles directly at the Sip Stops. Fill up your reusable bag!

· Wine Walkers are encouraged to sip samples while visiting with the wine makers and merchants; but no open cups of wine may leave the premises on which they are poured.

Art Walk Edmonds is held monthly in the picturesque waterfront town of Edmonds on the third Thursday throughout the year, rain or shine. With multiple downtown galleries and businesses hosting local and regional artists, Art Walk Edmonds attracts visitors from throughout the greater Seattle metropolitan area and is one of the top five most attended Art Walks in the region. This non-profit 501(c)(3) organization’s mission is to expose the regional community to all types of art, including fine art to music, dance, theatre, performance art, culinary art, and the written word.


New mobile app to report location of noxious weeds in King county

Executive Dow Constantine debuted a new mobile app feature that makes it easy for King County residents to submit a photo and the precise location of noxious weeds to a team of county specialists who will quickly respond anywhere in the region.

The new feature – developed with Microsoft and Slalom Consulting – sends the photo and location to a team of specialists who will determine if it is a noxious weed that needs to be eradicated and what action to take.

The team will coordinate other county employees and partners to remove the noxious weeds, typically within a few days after receiving the tip.

“King County has the strongest commitment to environmental stewardship in the country. We are also the proud home of world-leading tech companies,” said Executive Constantine. 
“We have combined those two strengths to design an easy-to-use app that will help our specially trained experts eradicate invasive plants that are harmful to people, wildlife, and habitat.”

The easy-to-use app, called King County Connect, does not require users to sign in or enter a password. It features a library of photos and weed descriptions to help users identify the plant. If a user is unable to identify the plant, one of King County’s specialists will personally respond to help.

It is the newest feature on King County Connect, an app that offers convenient mobile access to county employees who can answer questions and help residents navigate the other services that King County offers.

More information here


Book review by Aarene Storms: My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen

My Fairy Godmother is a Drag Queen by David Clawson

17-year-old Chris is the undervalued stepson in the socially-prominent (but financially bereft) Fontaine family. He does all the cooking and cleaning, and keeps his step-siblings well-dressed and his step-mother comfortably numb. When J.J. Kennerly, "The Most Eligible Bachelor in America," publicly announces that he will be attending the prestigious Autumnal Ball, the household goes nuts--and Chris gets left behind.

Will Chris be cut off from happiness forever, or will his new friend Coco Chanel Jones work her fabulous fashion magic and bring about true love between Chris and J.J.?

This Cinderella-reboot has a lot of cute elements and some laugh-out-loud moments, but tries a little too hard to rock the gender boat. And then there's the ending, which involves a shoe and an unexpected coming-out that should have been satisfying but felt forced instead.

A quick and fun read for ages 12 to adult.

The events may not have happened; still, the story is true.  --R. Silvern

Aarene Storms, youth services librarian
Richmond Beach and Lake Forest Park Libraries, KCLS


Celebrate the 4th on the 3rd of July in Mountlake Terrace

Fireworks, Music and Fun for July 3rd at Ballinger Park
Photo courtesy City of Mountlake Terrace

The fourth consecutive Mountlake Terrace 3rd of July Stars and Stripes Celebration, sponsored by the Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, is planned for Wednesday, July 3rd from 3:00 to 11:00pm at Ballinger Park 23000 Lakeview Dr, Mountlake Terrace.

The City of Mountlake Terrace, Community Transit, and South County Fire provide support services and facilities for the event.

The celebration includes a variety of entertainment and hours of fun for all ages. The event kicks off at 3:00pm with family fun and games, pony rides, water walking balls, bouncy houses, food vendors, face painting, carnival games and booths from local businesses.

The stage area includes live music, a DJ, pie eating contest, gunny sack races, and introduction of local sponsors and officials. The evening’s grand finale includes two fireworks shows that will light up the skies with fabulous fireworks that begin at about 10:00pm over Lake Ballinger.

Senior Center restrooms will be open for the handicapped and portable toilets will be on site. Parking will be available at the former Creekside Church parking lot 7011 226th Pl SW, and the Community Transit Park and Ride lot 6001 236th St SW with shuttle service provided by Honor Care Adult Family Home and Mountlake Terrace Plaza.

Although personal fireworks are illegal in the city, the organization obtained a special events permit from the city to allow a fireworks display with a professional pyrotechnics company. The boat launch area will be closed. The spectator viewing area will be on the southeast hillside within the park and south of the Mountlake Terrace Senior/Community Center (Ballinger Clubhouse).

Strong attendance is expected so please plan ahead and be prepared for any weather conditions, low lighting conditions upon exit, and shuttle waiting time. Bring chairs and/or blankets to sit on. Drivers are encouraged to avoid this area as there may be congestion.

Cheeseburger Babies Foundation, the charitable arm of Red Onion Cafe and Seafood Bar, sponsors the event with many community partners. Over $15,000 has been raised from local area businesses.

The foundation thanks its supporters including Red Onion Cafe and Seafood Bar, Double DD Meats, Sierra Construction Company, Lake Union Partners, Fischer Plumbing, Landsverk Quality Homes, Haider Construction, Gutter King, Rogers Market Redevelopment Group, HomeStreet Bank, Ace Hardware, Sorelli Pizza, Grand Pere Bakery, Sprout Birth Center, Calvary Fellowship, South County Fire Fighter Foundation, U.S. Army, Studio 6 Hotel, Creekside Church, MLTNEWS, Emerald City Harley Davidson, Mountlake Terrace Plaza, North Queens Drill Team, and Honor Care Adult Family Home.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact event sponsor Seaun Richards at 425-218-5996.


Cartoon by Whitney Potter: Mowing the lawn

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


Classifieds: LFP Council meeting for Monday is cancelled

The Lake Forest Park City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 24, 2019 has been cancelled.


Karaoke in the Park during July at Cromwell Park

Karaoke in the Park - a family-friendly free event - will take place on Tuesdays July 9 - 30 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm in Cromwell Park, 18030 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline 98133.

Everyone is invited to sing your favorites at Cromwell Park on Tuesdays during July, starting on the 9th. 

Bring a blanket or lawn chair, a picnic dinner, and your dancing shoes for a fun night of music with friends and neighbors.


Shoreline Police looking for domestic violence burglary and arson suspect

Photo courtesy Shoreline Police
The Graveyard crew of the Shoreline Police was called to a home on Thursday night for investigation of a domestic violence Burglary and domestic violence Arson.

There were no injuries and minimal damage.

The suspect fled the scene and is being actively sought by police.


Pedestrian struck on SB Bothell Way in Lake Forest Park

Accident site and road closures
on Bothell Way in LFP
At 10:30pm Friday evening, a vehicle collided with a pedestrian in the 15500 block of southbound SR 522 (Bothell Way NE).

The pedestrian was walking in the roadway when the driver struck the pedestrian.

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital for evaluation. The pedestrian’s status is not known at this time.

State Patrol and LFP detectives are on-scene conducting an investigation. It is reported that the lone female driver was not injured.

Southbound Bothell Way NE in the 15500blk is closed but the northbound lanes are still open. The roadway will be closed southbound until the investigation is complete. Use alternate routes.


Scene on the Sound: The USS Nimitz

Friday, June 21, 2019

The USS Nimitz sailed north on Puget Sound Thursday morning slightly after 8:30am. The marine tracker said "destination unknown".


Community blood drive Monday in Lake Forest Park

Community Blood Drive at Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church – Monday, June 24, 2019

A taste of summer weather came early this year with plans for summer fun and vacations on many minds! Blood donations decrease during the summer as high school and college students (and many of us!) take off on their (our!) summer vacations. 

The need for blood products, however, is ongoing.

Please consider being someone’s lifesaver this summer by joining us at our community blood drive and helping to boost the summer supply of blood and blood products for our neighbors with ongoing or unexpected critical needs for these products.

Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church is hosting a community blood drive with BloodworksNW (BWNW).

Monday, June 24, 2019, 1-7pm (closed 3-4pm)
Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church, 17440 Brookside Blvd NE, Lake Forest Park.

For appointments: use the BWNW mobile app, visit the website and fill in the date and city, or call 1-800-398-7888 (use sponsor code: 1411).

Walk-ins are always welcome! Bring or invite a friend! (Photo ID or BWNW/PSBC blood donor card required at time of donation.)

Thanks for considering and helping us to meet our community and emergency response needs for blood and blood products by sharing a little time and blood at our (or another!) community blood drive.


First new light rail vehicle delivered to Sound Transit

New cars offer more bike racks, larger windows
Photo courtesy Sound Transit

The first of 152 new light rail vehicles has arrived at Sound Transit’s Link Operations and Maintenance Facility in Seattle, an important step in meeting the needs of an expanding rail network that is expected to see ridership boom.

The new vehicles are manufactured by Siemens Industry, Inc. in Sacramento, CA and will more than triple Sound Transit’s current fleet size of 62 LRVs in service. The new vehicles will feature several improvements in on-board systems and passenger experience over the current Kinkisharyo-built fleet.

“The new vehicles are a reminder that we’re about to enter a period of major system expansion,” said Redmond Mayor and Sound Transit Board Chair John Marchione. “Between 2021 and 2024, Link will grow from 22 miles of light rail lines to more than 50 miles, allowing people an option to get to their destinations without sitting in traffic congestion.”

Each of the new vehicles will provide 74 seats, with larger windows, a wider center-car aisle, more seats with space to stow luggage, and four bicycle hooks — twice as many as provided currently.

Each car will come equipped with dynamic passenger information displays and LED lighting improvements.

“The new vehicles are critical to meet ridership demand as we move forward aggressively in building our light rail network,” said Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff.  
“These new cars will become backbone of the fleet serving Northgate, Lynnwood, Federal Way, Bellevue and Redmond in the next five years.”

Sound Transit ordered 122 LRVs from Siemens in September 2016 and an additional 30 LRVs in April 2017. 

The contract for the two orders totaled $642.5 million.

The arrival of the first Siemens vehicle marks the start of regular delivery of between one and three vehicles per month through 2024. The new cars will undergo extensive testing and commissioning before entering revenue service. The first of the new cars is expected to enter service early next year.

Forty new vehicles are required to serve the Northgate Link Extension when it opens in 2021. In addition to Northgate, Link service will open to Bellevue in 2023, and to Lynnwood, Federal Way and downtown Redmond in 2024.

Video of the production of the light rail vehicles is available here


Yancey C. Blalock Lodge awards four bikes to Lake Forest Park students

Lake Forest Park Elementary students stand with members of the Yancey C. Blalock Lodge after winning bicycles in the lodge's "Bikes for Books" reading incentive program. Photo by Frank Kleyn

Seattle’s Yancey C. Blalock Freemason Lodge generously offered their “Bikes for Books” program to Lake Forest Park Elementary to encourage students to read books and lead a healthy, active life.

From February to June, K-6 students who met their teacher’s monthly reading goal entered a ticket into the “Bikes for Books” drawing. Students who went "above and beyond" their monthly goal received two tickets.

On the last day of the year, school librarian, Frank Kleyn, along with members of the Yancey C. Blalock lodge drew four names to win a bicycle and a gift certificate for a new helmet.

All Lake Forest Park students were inspired to read books and participate in the “Bikes for Books” program. Lake Forest Park staff and students thank the Yancey C. Blalock Freemason Lodge for encouraging our students to read books and ride bikes.


LFP Library Advisory Committee is looking for new members

Lake Forest Park Library
Photo by Jerry Pickard
The LFP Library Advisory Committee is looking for new members.

If you are interested, send an email to the Mayor and Community Volunteer Coordinator explaining your interest in the library committee, your past experience, and what you can bring to the group. 

You certainly do not have to be a librarian or teacher but should like to read. 

For more information, check out the Library Advisory Committee page.


Destinations: Fremont Solstice Parade and Fair Saturday and Sunday

The huge Fremont Parade and Fair is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, 2019 from 11am to 8pm both days. The event is in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood - aka The Center of the Universe and home of the Fremont Troll (under the bridge, of course).

The craft market features over 400 vendors - check out the lineup here

Live, local, and touring acts have rocked the Fremont Fair since the annual celebration began in 1971. The year 2019 is no different! The fair is coming to you LIVE from Fremont with two all-free stages filled with musical groups and DJs that are as magical as the celebration the Center of the Universe is known for.

Music line up - two days, two stages

Beer gardens, food trucks, and festival munchies.

And of course, the Solstice Parade on Saturday at 1pm.


What you need to know about measles

Kristi Kiyonaga, MD is a
pediatrician at the Everett Clinic
in Shoreline
By Kristi Kiyonaga, MD
Pediatrician, The Everett Clinic at Shoreline

There has been so much in the news about the measles recently. Even though measles was declared eliminated in the year 2000, there have been recent outbreaks in Washington State and other parts of the country.

Measles is extremely contagious and initial symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. Later in the illness white spots may appear in the mouth and a red rash breaks out on the body. 

Complications can be serious and include pneumonia and encephalitis, or swelling of the brain. These complications are most dangerous for the elderly, pregnant women, people with compromised immune systems, and children. 

As a pediatrician and concerned new mom to an infant, I’d like to share some recommendations for protecting you and your family:
  • If you think you might have measles call your healthcare provider immediately. Be specific and state that you are concerned about measles.
  • Get immunized! The MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine is extremely effective. After two doses normally given at 12 months of age and again between 4 and 6 years of age 98% of people are protected for life.
  • If a baby’s mother has had her MMR vaccines or had measles infection in her lifetime, she passes measles antibodies to her baby while in-utero. This is thought to protect a baby up until about 6 months of age.
  • If you are traveling outside the country with an infant between 6-12 months of age, discuss giving your baby an extra dose of the MMR vaccine with your healthcare provider.


Sno-King International Folk Dance Club celebrates the 4th of July on Jun 29

Diane in Polish costume
Photo courtesy SnoKing Dancers
Get the jump on Independence Day - why wait for the 4th of July? 

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club is throwing a dance party, ending with strawberries and ice cream. 

We will do dances from many lands, including partner, no-partner, and set dances. You don’t need to bring a partner.

Aside from parties, we also dance every Wednesday and Saturday, starting at 7:00pm, with a lesson at 7:30pm. Wednesday is all requests, and Saturday has a program of dances, with room for requests.

Donation: $8 non-members, $6 members. Yearly membership is only $15 ($25 for a family).

Info: 949-646-7082 or ,

Please note that we will hold no dances this July but we will welcome you back in August.


I-5 express lanes closed this weekend in downtown Seattle

Contractor crews will rehabilitate about 4 miles
of southbound I-5 from Spring Street
in downtown Seattle to Lucile Street near
Boeing Field in south Seattle.

People who travel along southbound Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle should use alternate routes or plan ahead for delays this weekend as Revive I-5 roadwork continues.

Contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation will close the HOV lane on southbound I-5 and the express lanes beginning at 9pm Friday, June 21, 2019.

These closures will give crews room to safely replace nine broken and cracked concrete panels on southbound I-5.


Make Music Day June 21 Friday

2018 Make Music event in North City business district
Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. 

Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 1,000 cities in 120 countries.

Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. 

Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. 

All of it is free and open to the public.

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