Flag Day June 14, 2021

Monday, June 14, 2021

 

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

The Flag Resolution, passed on June 14, 1777, stated: "Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."




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Shorecrest grad makes Olympic diving team and is headed for Tokyo

Katrina Young
Shorecrest grad Katrina Young just finished 1st in the Olympic Trials for the Women’s 10 meter Platform Diving. 

Katrina heads to Tokyo next month to represent the USA at the Summer Olympic Games. 

She competed four years ago in Rio in the same event.

NBC is home to the Olympics; locally KING TV 5

You can also watch the games on the streaming service Peacock, NBCOlympics.com and NBC Sports.

The Tokyo Olympics will begin on Friday, July 23, 2021 with the opening ceremony at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium.



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Drama Queen poppy lives up to its name

Wait for it... photo by Elsa Bouman


 …and in Lake Forest Park, in the middle of Sunday’s downpour?

This opened.

Wait ... there's more
Photo by Elsa Bouman


‘Drama Queen’ poppy does not disappoint!

--Elsa Bouman

Here it is!
Photo by Elsa Bouman





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Case updates June 12, 2021

Teenager Linnea Sodal gets vaccinated
The UW Med North King County (fire department) vaccination clinic is located at the Shoreline Center auditorium, north entrance, 
18560 1st Avenue NE

Mondays - Fridays 
7:30am - 6:00pm 
Walk in.
Moderna and Pfizer.
Age 12 and older.

The clinic is a partnership among the University of Washington, Shoreline School District, Shoreline Fire, Northshore Fire, and Bothell Fire. 

Call 206-520-8700 for a guaranteed appointment or just walk in.

The state is offering incentives for vaccinated residents. See article. Check your voicemail - you have only 72 hours to respond. The Seattle Times published info on the process (here)

If you get a call saying you have won in the drawing, do not provide personal info over the phone. Call the lottery office 360-810-2888. 


Case updates June 12, 2021


United States 
  • Total cases 33,283,781 - 9,587 in one day
  • Total deaths 597,195 - 174 in one day

Washington state - not updated
  • Total confirmed cases 408,503 -  new since yesterday
  • Probable (additional) cases 35,663 - new since yesterday
  • Total hospitalizations 24,795 -  since yesterday
  • Total deaths 5,815 -  new since yesterday

King county  
  • Total confirmed cases 106,403 - 55 new since yesterday   
  • Total hospitalizations 6,272 - 1 new since yesterday  
  • Total deaths 1,615 - 0 new since yesterday

Seattle - population 744,995 (2018) 
  • Total confirmed cases 25,192 -  8 new since yesterday
  • Total hospitalizations 1,408 -   0 new since yesterday
  • Total deaths 417 -  0 new since yesterday

Shoreline - population 56,752 (2018) 
  • Total confirmed cases 2,454 -  2 new since yesterday
  • Total hospitalizations 205 - 0 new since yesterday
  • Total deaths 101 - 0 new since yesterday

Lake Forest Park - 13,569 (2018) 
  • Total confirmed cases 325 -   0 new since yesterday
  • Total hospitalizations 17 - 0 new since yesterday
  • Total deaths 4 - 0 new since yesterday

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Shoreline Planning Commission hearing Thursday


The Shoreline Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 7 - 10pm
on Subdivision Vacation Development Code Amendments

Click Here to Watch Online Live Streaming Video of the Meeting
or Call into the Live Meeting: (253) 215-8782 (Webinar ID: 847 6646 7237 Passcode: 268841)

Full agenda, how to make live and written comments, link to full packet HERE



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Scene on the Sound: Major terminal upgrade headed for Harbor Island

Photo by Jan Hansen

Sunday morning, June 13, 2021 the Zhen Hua 36 sailed past by Shoreline with a load headed for a terminal upgrade in Seattle.

Photo courtesy SSA Marine at Terminal 18 Harbor Island

Terminal 18 on Harbor Island is the largest container facility in the Pacific Northwest, with fully automated OCR (optical character recognition) and RFID (radio frequency identification) technology. The new cranes will double the capacity to handle cargo ships.


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Local students earn degrees from George Fox University


NEWBERG, ORE. (June 11, 2021) - Local students were among the undergraduate, adult degree and graduate-level students who received diplomas from George Fox University in the spring of 2021. 

HOMETOWN; NAME, DEGREE

Shoreline 

  • Kai Fouts, bachelor of arts in management and organizational leadership
  • Jerren Johnson, bachelor of arts in English

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News and World Report as a "Best National University." More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university's campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers more than 60 undergraduate academic programs, degree-completion programs for working adults, seven seminary degrees, and 13 masters and doctoral degrees.



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Local students earn Dean's List recognition from George Fox University


NEWBERG, ORE. (June 11, 2021) - Local students were among those who earned dean's list recognition at George Fox University for the spring 2021 semester. Traditional undergraduate students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or above on 12 or more hours of graded work to earn a spot on the dean's list.


Lake Forest Park

Madison Bolstad, senior, business administration

Shoreline

Zinash Strawn, sophomore, social work


George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News and World Report as a "Best National University." More than 4,000 students attend classes on the university's campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem and Redmond, Ore. George Fox offers more than 60 undergraduate academic programs, degree-completion programs for working adults, seven seminary degrees, and 13 masters and doctoral degrees.



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Shoreline Walks - Twin Ponds and Parkwood Neighborhood - Saturday

Photo by Steven H. Robinson


Shoreline Walks - Twin Ponds and Parkwood Neighborhood Walk [FREE]
Saturday, June 19, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm
Twin Ponds Park

Explore neighborhoods, parks and trails on some of the best walking routes in our City. Designed for adults ages 50+ but open to all ages and abilities, each walk is led by a Volunteer Walk Leader and all walks are free. No need to sign up, just show up at the meetup location and we'll take care of the rest! Friendly dogs on a leash are welcome to join.

Program participants are required to follow the current Covid-19 safety guidelines. To see current guidelines, visit www.shorelinewa.gov/covid

For a full list of walks visit www.ShorelineWA.gov/ShorelineWalks

WALK DETAILS
  • Saturday, June 19, 2021,10:00am
  • Twin Ponds and Parkwood Neighborhood Walk
  • A nice morning stroll around Twin Ponds Park with an extra loop around Parkwood School. This walk includes discussions about the local flora and fauna.
  • Walk is approximately 2.5 miles / 2 hours
  • Walk Rating: Easy
  • Meet at: Twin Ponds Park, 14915 1st Ave NE (Parking lot on 1st by Community Gardens)
  • Walk Leader: Ray



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Shredding event Saturday is fundraiser for Relay for Life

Team Leader Betty Dietz
A team raising money for Relay for Life will hold a paper shredding fundraiser on Saturday, June 19, 2021. 

They will have a truck in the upper parking lot of Shoreline Place by the entrance that leads to Central Market.
  • $5 for a paper grocery bag
  • $10 for a medium box
  • $100 for a full container
Safely dispose of your confidential documents and support the fight against cancer.

The Shoreline Farmers Market will be running at the same time, so drop off your shredding and go shopping in the same trip!




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Local students qualify for Provost's Honor Roll at Whitworth


SPOKANE, Wash. (June 10, 2021) - The following undergraduate students have achieved Provost's Honor Roll status for the Spring 2021 semester at Whitworth University. To be named to the list, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.75 or better during the semester.

Lake Forest Park

Aaron Bratt

Seattle

Alina Sunoo

Shoreline

Nicole Jacobson
Max Long


Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth University is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of more than 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.



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KCSO: Three hours for the Fire Investigation Unit to solve the case of the Kenmore Honey Bucket arson


Well....this was a record! It took just three hours, from the time of our first post, for KCSO Fire Investigation Unit detectives to identify both suspects in this Honey Bucket arson. 

We thank members of our Facebook community for their quick contributions to this case.

This fire was set around 8:00pm Sunday evening, June 6, 2021, in the 16500 block of 78th Pl NE in our contract city of Kenmore.
 
A neighbor called 911 after seeing two people flee from this portable toilet moments before it was consumed by flames. A nearby surveillance camera captured images of the two suspects.

Some may discount Sunday's incident as simple vandalism, but seasoned fire investigators know this behavior can escalate. We are grateful to have identified the suspects so quickly, which we hope will give the Kenmore community some peace of mind.

--King County Sheriff's Office



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Learning from the Past: The Bainbridge Island Origins of Japanese American Exclusion


In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army. Starting with this small community, a national strategy began, with more than 120,000 Japanese American men, women, and children forcibly removed and incarcerated during World War II.

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 7pm, join Third Place Commons for “Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion” to learn more about this critical juncture in our local history.

During the program, speaker Clarence Moriwaki will share the story of Bainbridge Island— the origin point of the Japanese American exclusion — to provide a human, historical account of this national tragedy, and to ask the question, “Are there parallels to what’s happening in America now?”

Moriwaki uses historical images, including historical and current propaganda, to explore the fear, racism, and failure of political leadership that led to these unconstitutional actions during World War II, and why we must not let it happen again.

Moriwaki is the president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community and a founder and former president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association. Moriwaki has written guest editorials on the subject that have been published nationwide. Moriwaki has served as a spokesperson for administrations including the Clinton Administration, the Office of the Governor, and Congressman Jay Inslee.

Register here for this free, Zoom program.

This program is part of Third Place Commons’ ongoing TPC At Home virtual programming, providing opportunities both to learn and to engage with your community. Coming up are parts two and three of the Commons’ “Going Green” series. On Saturday, June 19th at 11am, it’s “Green Gardening with Master Gardener Julie Yasny,” and on Wednesday, June 30th at 7pm, tune in for “Keep the Cycle Turning: How to be a Savvy Recycler.”

Check the Third Place Commons online calendar for more details on all of these programs plus all the weekly and monthly offerings coming up including book and movie clubs and weekly foreign language conversation groups in German, French, and Spanish.

Third Place Commons – a community supported 501(c)3 nonprofit organization – has been building real community in the heart of Lake Forest Park for over 20 years. In addition to presenting its largest program, the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market, Third Place Commons now also fosters real community in digital space with TPC At Home programs. Learn more at ThirdPlaceCommons.org.



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Letter to the Editor: Help Shoreline Plan for Climate Change

To the Editor:

The City of Shoreline is updating its 7 year old Climate Action Plan (CAP) and is looking for interested citizens to contribute their ideas and insights. 

The City is prepared to hire a small group of Community Climate Advisors to guide the update process and provide solutions to climate change that reflect the diverse backgrounds and experiences of Shoreline communities. 

A primary goal is to provide equitable opportunities for communities most negatively affected by and least able to respond to climate change.

Studies show that cities produce 70 percent of the atmosphere-damaging greenhouse gas emissions and they come primarily from transportation and buildings. Climate action planning at the local, city level, where most people drive and heat and cool their homes, will be an essential component of the global effort to protect our future and the Earth’s natural environment.

If you believe now is the time - past time- to fight to reverse climate change, please consider applying to be a Community Climate Advisor. The link below to the City website gives detailed information about the program along with the application. 

Deadline to apply is Friday, June 18, 2021.

See previous article with links to information and application

https://www.shorelineareanews.com/2021/05/city-of-shoreline-seeking-community.html

Lee Keim
Shoreline



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In the Garden Now: Rosa Lyda

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Photo by Victoria Gilleland

'Rosa Lyda' is a lovely single rose with two inch white blossoms edged in pinkish lavender. She is fragrant, disease resistant and flowers nicely in the shade!

'Lyda' has been growing happily at our place in a mid sized pot for the past several years. She's a winner in my book!  

--Victoria Gilleland



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Mass Casualty Incident Training at Shoreline Community College June 10, 11, 14, 2021


Story and photos by Steven H. Robinson

Fire Departments from North King County (Shoreline, Northshore, Bothell and Woodinville Fire Departments) are conducting Mass Casualty Incident Training at Shoreline Community College June 10, 11, 14, 2021.


The training scenario is that a kiln exploded in the Arts Building on campus. 20 "victims" are injured with different levels of trauma. Responders have to search for victims in a damaged, crowded building, without knowing how many people were in the building during the explosion.


Some training scenarios use volunteer victims but this one is using dummies. Each victim has to be property assessed, given appropriate treatment at the scene, and removed to waiting transport.


The coordinated training includes Shoreline Community College Security Department, the fire departments, and AMR personnel and equipment.


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Case updates June 11, 2021

Firefighters are running the Shoreline vax clinic
The UW Med North King County (fire department) vaccination clinic is located at the Shoreline Center auditorium, north entrance, 

Mondays - Fridays, 7:30am - 6:00pm. 
Walk in.
Moderna and Pfizer.
Age 12 and older.

The clinic is provided by a partnership between the University of Washington, Shoreline School District, Shoreline Fire, Northshore Fire, and Bothell Fire. Call 206-520-8700 for a guaranteed appointment or just walk in.

The state is offering incentives for vaccinated residents. See article. Check your voicemail - you have only 72 hours to respond. The Seattle Times published info on the process (here)

If you get a call saying you have won in the drawing, do not provide personal info over the phone. Call the lottery office 360-810-2888. 


Case updates June 11, 2021


United States 
  • Total cases 33,272,062 - 12,021 in one day
  • Total deaths 596,971 - 359 in one day

Washington state 
  • Total confirmed cases 408,503 - 561 new since yesterday
  • Probable (additional) cases 35,663 -151 new since yesterday
  • Total hospitalizations 24,795 - 33 since yesterday
  • Total deaths 5,815 - 0 new since yesterday

King county  
  • Total confirmed cases 106,348 - 94 new since yesterday   
  • Total hospitalizations 6,271 - 5 new since yesterday  
  • Total deaths 1,615 - 2 new since yesterday

Seattle - population 744,995 (2018) 
  • Total confirmed cases 25,184 -  31 new since yesterday
  • Total hospitalizations 1,408 -   -1 new since yesterday
  • Total deaths 417 -  -1 new since yesterday

Shoreline - population 56,752 (2018) 
  • Total confirmed cases 2,452 -  4 new since yesterday
  • Total hospitalizations 205 - 0 new since yesterday
  • Total deaths 101 - 0 new since yesterday

Lake Forest Park - 13,569 (2018) 
  • Total confirmed cases 325 -   0 new since yesterday
  • Total hospitalizations 17 - 0 new since yesterday
  • Total deaths 4 - 0 new since yesterday

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City to share information on options for parks, recreational facilities, sidewalks, walkways, and bicycle connections throughout Lake Forest Park

Blue Heron Park photo by Mary Jo Heller
The City of Lake Forest Park will hold community sessions June 29 and June 30, 6-8pm on zoom to share information on options being considered for parks, recreational facilities, sidewalks, walkways, and bicycle connections throughout the City. 

You will hear about potential projects and funding options including:

  • Sidewalk and walkway projects that improve safety and connections throughout the City, which were rated highest by residents during the previous Safe Streets project community discussions (particularly walkways for our 3 elementary schools).
  • Improvements and recreation facilities at existing parks, including projects identified with community input that are in the City’s recent Parks, Recreation, Open Space, and Trails Plan.
  • A public process resulting in the development of a Master Plan, identifying future improvements and recreational facilities at our new lakefront park just north of Lyon Creek Park.

"We want to hear from you and your neighbors! Please come and share your feedback at one of two scheduled community meetings. We’ll meet via Zoom Tuesday, June 29, and again Wednesday, June 30, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

"The meetings will be webinar-style, with your feedback invited using an interactive online tool. Please have a second device such as a smartphone connected to the internet to use to share your comments.

"Choose the session that works best for you and invite a neighbor. Your input is important to help guide your City Administration and City Council as we plan for the next 5-10 years of community improvements and amenities."

Save your preferred date:
  • Tuesday, June 29, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., or
  • Wednesday, June 30, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Zoom link will be sent via a City Newsflash the week of June 21.

--City of Lake Forest Park



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Scam Alert: Seattle City Light will never call you to demand payment

Seattle City Light reports they have received a high volume of reports recently of scammers calling their customers demanding payment.

"Remember, we will never call, e-mail, or visit your home demanding immediate payment to avoid a shutoff.

"If someone calls you demanding payment, rather than seeking to work with you to establish a payment plan, that person is a scammer.

"If you get a call like this, hang up immediately.

"If you have received a call like this, please submit a scam report on our website: http://citylight.seattle.gov/scam "



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Wild creatures among us: Long-tailed Weasel - Mustela frenata

He looks a little worried about having his photo taken.

All photos by Tanis Coralee Leonhardi

Susan Leonhardi sent photos of the long-tailed weasels who have been hanging out in her Innis Arden back yard, taken by her daughter Tanis. This was the first report of them locally, but in the last week other people have been seeing them as well.

Note the distinctive black-tipped tail

Susan said  "Who knew that the animals that eat our sweet little chipmunks and bunnies are also very cute. We had a first-time visitor at our home, a Long-Tailed Weasel. I was shocked to see it.   

"My husband witnessed a weasel dragging a baby bunny across the street being followed by the bunny's momma. Both my daughter and I have also seen this new-to-us Weasel within the last few days.

"One day there were two of them." 

He was lured with parmesan cheese for his photo op

According to Washington NatureMapping Program, long tailed weasels are found in every environment in Washington state. The following is from their website.

"Long-Tailed Weasels eat mice, rats, voles, squirrels, chipmunks, shrews, moles, and rabbits. Sometimes they will eat birds, bird eggs, snakes, frogs, and insects. They use tunnels made by other animals to hunt for their food.

Looking for his companion.

"Behavior: Long-Tailed Weasels make loud chirps when they are frightened or ready to attack. They will utter a low trilling sound when participating in a friendly meeting between a male and a female. The same trilling sound also calls baby weasels to their mothers. Weasels can be seen during daytime, but are most active at night.

"Weasels bounce up and down in a running motion with their backs arched like a bridge and their tails held straight out. They also swim expertly and climb trees with particular ease."



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King County Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program opens for enrollment


King County has started the next round of the Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program (EPRAP). The program helps people experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are at risk of housing instability or homelessness.

The Tenant Pool is now open for individuals or households needing rental assistance. All tenants must qualify independently for assistance.

If you need rental assistance due to COVID-19 hardships, visit the King County Eviction Prevention and Rental Assistance Program webpage and apply.

Funds for EPRAP are an allocation of the Federal Coronavirus Response, American Rescue Plan and is expected to include funds from the Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act funds. Funding guidelines are established by the Department of Treasury and Washington State Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.


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Local resident graduates from Dickinson College


CARLISLE, Pa. (June 11, 2021) 

Bisrat Berhe, daughter of Samson Amaha and Eseye Moges of Seattle, graduated cum laude from Dickinson College in May with a BA in international business and management. Other recognition included: dean's list. Berhe is a graduate of Oregon Episcopal School.

Dickinson is a nationally recognized liberal-arts college chartered in 1783 in Carlisle, Pa. The highly selective college is home to 2,300 students from across the nation and around the world. Defining characteristics of a Dickinson education include a focus on global education―at home and abroad―and study of the environment and sustainability, which is integrated into the curriculum and the campus and exemplifies the college's commitment to providing an education for the common good. 



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Local student on Dean's List at Goshen College


GOSHEN, Indiana. - Goshen College recently recognized 173 undergraduate students for excellence in academics on the spring 2021 Dean's List.
 
The Dean's List includes students earning at least a 3.75 GPA, while completing at least 12 hours of coursework for a letter grade.

Saige Lind, a Sophomore Graphic Design major from Seattle, was recognized for academic excellence on the spring semester Dean's List at Goshen College. She is a graduate of Nathan Hale Sr High School.
 
Initiated in the fall of 1999, the Dean's List celebrates the achievement of Goshen College students who have met high academic standards and can motivate students preparing for graduate studies.
 


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Residential structure fire June 8 in Shoreline

Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire
Shoreline fire responded to a residential structure fire in the 100 block of NE 164th on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

The fire was extinguished and crews spent time looking for any spread.

No injuries were reported and residents and dog evacuated safely.






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Wayne's Wabbits: new baby

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Photo by Wayne Pridemore


Hop right in, sit right down
 
Baby wabbit, let your mind roll on
 
Jump right in, sit right down
 
Every Wabbit talkin "Bout a new way of walking"
 
Wabbit do you want to lose your mind?
 
A new baby rabbit joined the backyard crew in late May. He picked this oldie but goodie for theme song.
 
--Wayne's wabbits




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Case updates June 10, 2021

Walk in clinic at Shoreline Center
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
The UW Med North King County (fire department) vaccination clinic is located at the Shoreline Center auditorium, north entrance, 
18560 1st Avenue NE

Mondays - Fridays, 7:30am - 6:00pm. Moderna and Pfizer are offered at this site for anyone over the age of 12.

The last Saturday clinic (9am - 1pm) is today, June 12, 2021.

The clinic is provided by a partnership between the University of Washington, Shoreline School District, Shoreline Fire, Northshore Fire, and Bothell Fire. Call 206-520-8700 for a guaranteed appointment or just walk in.

The state is offering incentives for vaccinated residents. See article. Check your voicemail - you have only 72 hours to respond. The Seattle Times published info on the process (here)

If you get a call saying you have won in the drawing, do not provide personal info over the phone. Call the lottery office 360-810-2888. 


Case updates June 10, 2021


United States 
  • Total cases 33,259,537 - 15,160 in one day
  • Total deaths 596,572 - 481 in one day

Washington state 
  • Total confirmed cases 407,942 - 539 new since yesterday
  • Probable (additional) cases 35,512 -100 new since yesterday
  • Total hospitalizations 24,762 - 32 since yesterday
  • Total deaths 5,815 -  12 new since yesterday

King county  
  • Total confirmed cases 106,254 - 54 new since yesterday   
  • Total hospitalizations 6,266 - 4 new since yesterday  
  • Total deaths 1,613 - 1 new since yesterday

Seattle - population 744,995 (2018) 
  • Total confirmed cases 25,153 -  4 new since yesterday
  • Total hospitalizations 1,408 -   -1 new since yesterday
  • Total deaths 418 -  -1 new since yesterday

Shoreline - population 56,752 (2018) 
  • Total confirmed cases 2,448 -  1 new since yesterday
  • Total hospitalizations 205 - 1 new since yesterday
  • Total deaths 101 - 0 new since yesterday

Lake Forest Park - 13,569 (2018) 
  • Total confirmed cases 325 -   1 new since yesterday
  • Total hospitalizations 17 - 0 new since yesterday
  • Total deaths 4 - 0 new since yesterday

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Scene on the Sound: USCGC Alert is prepared to serve her country

Photo by Jan Hansen

USCGC ALERT (WMEC-630)

The ALERT is at all times prepared to serve her country. Whether it is Maritime Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Drug Interdiction, Fisheries Enforcement, Search and Rescue, Marine Safety and Environmental Protection, Helicopter Operations or Damage Control, the USCGC ALERT is Semper Paratus !

USCGC ALERT’s primary missions are reflected by her motto, “Rescue, Enforce, Defend.”

Coast Guard missions take the USCGC ALERT all over the Northern Pacific Ocean; from the Maritime Boundary Line between Russia and the United States and the coastal waters off the Washington, Oregon, and California. USCGC ALERT also travels the warm waters of the Central and South American coasts.

She patrols the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone to protect living marine resources from foreign fishing interests and board domestic fishing vessels to enforce federal and state fisheries and vessel safety laws. USCGC ALERT also enforces laws regarding illegal immigration and the detection, monitoring and interdiction of many forms of contraband.

--United States Coast Guard



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Shoreline police: Well, with lumber prices skyrocketing it was only a matter of time.

Hard at work - at 3:30am - surveillance photo


Well, with lumber prices skyrocketing it was only a matter of time.
 
On Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3:37am, KCSO dispatchers received word of a burglary in progress at a business located in the 1100 block of N 185th St in Shoreline (Dunn Lumber).

The caller was an employee of the lumber yard who reported he could see, using a live camera feed, the suspect taking lumber from the locked yard. The suspect was wearing a white T-shirt and light colored pants.

Moments later, deputies arrived and located a male fitting the suspect's description at the nearby Interurban Trail. He was detained without incident. The suspect in the video matched the male deputies had detained.

32 pieces of lumber ready to be loaded in stolen vehicle


The suspect had stacked thirty-two pieces of lumber and other materials near an entry point. The estimated dollar value of the lumber was $2380. A gray 2018 Dodge Durango was parked nearby. While the suspect was not the registered owner, a set of keys found on the suspect matched the vehicle. The truck was impounded as evidence.


The suspect was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Commercial Burglary.
As a reminder, we do not show suspect's faces until they have been formally charged.

--King County Sheriff's Office



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195th pedestrian bridge reopens

Open for business! Photo by Steven H. Robinson


The 195th pedestrian bridge over I-5 which was closed due to Sound Transit work on the east side reopened on Friday afternoon.

Sound Transit warned that the bridge will be closed in again in the future for sidewalk / trail construction.

Sound Transit will not be making any changes to the bridge besides building the guideway underneath the bridge.

They originally planned to refurbish the cage over the walkway but it got cut out of the budget a long time ago when federal infrastructure funding did not make it out of congress. At that time they also made the decision to move the parking garage to the station instead of placing it on the west side of the freeway.

--Diane Hettrick


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King county libraries begin to reopen - including ours

The LFP Library is open for in person services and will expand hours June 29
Photo courtesy KCLS

All KCLS libraries will open for in-building visits by July 13. Curbside service will close. Hours will change at all locations. Most libraries will be open 5 days a week. Visit the KCLS website to find the reopening date for your preferred library. https://1.kcls.org/3venCUh

The Lake Forest Park Library is already open for in-person services, and their visiting hours will expand on June 29.

The last day to pick up holds curbside at the Richmond Beach Library will be July 1. The library will be closed from July 2 through July 6. On July 7 the Richmond Beach Library will open for in-person visits.

The last day to pick up holds curbside at the Shoreline Library will be July 1. The library will be closed from July 2 through July 7. On July 8 the Shoreline Library will open for in-person visits.


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Penny had hoped for a nest on a coastal cliff, but when in Rome (or at the Kingston-Edmonds Ferry:)...

Photo copyright Gloria Z Nagler


Photo copyright Gloria Z Nagler

Rare, for me, to spot a Pelagic Cormorant; they like to nest in inaccessible places, so on that count Penny wins. I am saddened, though, by creatures having constantly to adapt to "civilization".

--Gloria Z Nagler



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Transfer station customers required to prove they live or work in King County’s service area starting June 16

Tipping Floor at Shoreline Transfer Station
Mural by Carol dePelecyn. Terra Firma 2008
Photo courtesy King County


Sorry Sno County residents - starting June 16, 2021 only people who can prove they live in King county can use the Shoreline Transfer station.

To preserve access to essential services for customers within its service area and increase safety at congested recycling and transfer stations, King County Solid Waste Division will enforce an existing rule that requires all self-haul customers to verify they live or do business within King County’s 37 cities and unincorporated areas, which excludes the cities of Seattle and Milton.

Customers visiting a King County transfer station will be asked to show a government-issued ID, utility bill, rental agreement, vehicle registration, cell phone bill, pay stub or job site invoice with a ZIP Code as proof.

“Our transfer station system saw an increase of almost 25 percent in self-haul customer traffic in 2020 compared to 2019, resulting in longer lines that pushed traffic onto public roadways and potentially posing a safety risk – particularly at our Shoreline and Algona facilities, which are close to the county’s borders,” said Pat McLaughlin, King County Solid Waste Division Director. 
“We can improve public safety and reduce the strain of self-haul traffic put on critical services intended for our service area customers by enforcing this longstanding rule.”

The Shoreline Transfer Station is located at 2300 N 165th St, Shoreline, WA 98133.



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Shoreline Arts Festival returns June 26-27 in Lake Forest Park


Shoreline Arts Festival
A Community Tradition; Creatively Adapted for 2021

Saturday and Sunday, June 26-27, 10am-5pm

It’s back! We're excited to announce that after months of careful planning and countless Zoom meetings, the 31st Annual Shoreline Arts Festival is a full go! And everything you need to know about the event is now live on our website. Yay!

This year is going to look a little different, but our number one priority is continuing to keep our community safe. We have implemented strict health and safety guidelines. Key changes: reserve a free ticket online for timed entry, sanitation stations throughout, social distancing, and our artist booth holders upholding the highest cleaning standards. Visit our COVID-19 page for more info.

Now, let's get back to celebrating arts and culture in our community at the 31st Annual Shoreline Arts Festival! Reserve your free ticket(s) today.

Event Highlights:

2021 Festival Map and Parking:

We have a new location this year! One of the biggest hurdles planning for this year has been figuring out where we will be. Our 2021 home will be at the beautifully secluded Pfingst Animal Acres Park in Lake Forest Park. Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Shoreline!

This fenced-in park allows us to implement COVID safety controls this year. We'll be back at Shoreline Community College in 2022.

With a new location comes a new map, as well as parking options. Get to know the lay of the land by reviewing our festival map and parking locations before heading over.

Parking will be located at Brookside Elementary and LFP Presbyterian Church in the afternoons during Festival weekend.

Volunteer!

Our volunteers make this event possible. We need help with tasks before the event, set-up, during the event to break down.

There are over 60+ shifts that need to be filled during the event. All adapted for 2021 to ensure safe practices. Thank you!

The Shoreline Arts Festival is a program of ShoreLake Arts with support from, Shoreline Community College, Jack Malek of Windermere, City of Lake Forest Park, City of Shoreline Parks and Rec, Irons Brothers Construction, National Endowment for the Arts, Shoreline Music School, American Dance Institute, Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA), 4Culture, Recology, Central Market Shoreline, and Smith Brothers Farms!

Thank you to our donors and members!

Please feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns. 206-417-4645 or info@shorelakearts.org

ShoreLake Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts. Established in 1989.



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