Classifieds: Special Meeting / Workshop Notice

Tuesday, October 16, 2018



SPECIAL MEETING/WORKSHOP NOTICE


As required by RCW 42.30, the Open Public Meetings Act, you are hereby notified that the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Shoreline Fire Department will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Shoreline Fire Department, 17525 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline, Washington. 

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss and review the Board of Commissioners’ 2019 budget.


Notice posted by: Beatriz Goldsmith
Executive Assistant
October 15, 2018


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Letter to the Editor: Why I’m voting Yes on Prop 1

To the Editor:

In 2016, my family moved from a Seattle condo to a home in Shoreline with a toddler and a baby on the way. We like the home we could afford and look forward to having our children attend Shoreline schools.

As a new Shoreline resident, I’m not so crazy about the lack of walkability in the area. Although Prop 1 won’t build a sidewalk near my home, I’m still going to vote for it because I believe it’s a step in the right direction.

As a member of the Sidewalk Advisory Committee, I learned that:

(1) we don’t have enough sidewalks thanks to the mid-20th century growth in Shoreline during ‘age of the auto’ when suburbs did not plan for sidewalks

(2) our sidewalks need repair: Consider the areas where the wrong type of tree was planted in the sidewalk amenity zone (looking at you, Ridgecrest)

(3) there is not enough funding available to build new sidewalks that are necessary for safety and connectivity

(4) sidewalks are very expensive: Like so many improvements in our area, anything related to construction, repair, or street work costs more than you think.

Shoreline needs to pass Prop 1 given that the majority of residents want new sidewalks. Funding came down to property taxes or sales tax. No one likes paying taxes, but I kind of like the idea that not just residents, but anyone who shops in Shoreline, will help build sidewalks when they pay this tax.

Lisa Leitzelar
Shoreline


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Rob Oxford: Rest in Peace, Mr. Allen

Paul G. Allen
Photo from Vulcan Inc
Sitting in my office Monday afternoon, my eldest son came in and shared what I had thought initially to be a hoax. He said the NFL Network was reporting that Seahawks owner Paul Allen had died.

I immediately began searching the internet and all I could find were links to a supposed celebrity death hoax that had been circulating earlier in the month. How someone can find joy in creating viruses and spreading such rumors is beyond me and perhaps an article for a different day.

It was no secret that Mr. Allen had been dealing with complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but because of his desire for privacy, I don't think the media was even aware of the severity of his illness. Sadly, what I had hoped would indeed be a hoax was soon confirmed by several local news affiliates and Paul's sister Jody.

Paul Allen's story is one Seahawk fans know all too well. Not only as co-founder of Microsoft, owner of the Portland Trailblazers and co-owner of the Seattle Sounders, but in 1996 when the most hated man in Seattle (before Clay Bennett stole our Sonics) Ken Behring threatened to move our beloved Seahawks to Southern California, Paul Allen stepped in and offered to purchase the team.

As anyone living in the area at the time can attest, there were plenty of stipulations that needed to be met before a deal could get done. For starters, Mr. Allen wanted an open-air stadium. That meant the Kingdome had to be imploded and a new stadium built.

After much discussion and not all of it favorable, the proposed $430 million project would be put to a statewide vote. Mr. Allen would be responsible for $130 million dollars of the overall tab, while the public via various taxes and lottery sales would have to pony up the remaining $300 million. For football fans, losing the Seahawks was not an option. However, not everyone in the state was a football fan. At least not yet.

When it was all over, the measure for a new stadium and exhibition hall narrowly passed by 51 percent. Paul Allen had saved our Hawks!

Under his ownership, the Seahawks made eight playoff appearances, have won 52 percent of their games overall and have played in 3 Super Bowls. The parade downtown to celebrate winning Super Bowl XLVIII 43 - 8 over longtime AFC division rival Denver is a day very few residents will soon forget.

As Co-founder of Microsoft, Chairman and Founder of Vulcan Inc., owner of the Seahawks, Sounders and Trailblazers, Founder of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, Allen Institute for Cell Science, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and his various philanthropic endeavors, as well as establishing KEXP Radio, MoPop (formerly EMP) and the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field, Mr. Allen will long be remembered as a favorite son of Seattle.

For undeniably selfish reasons however, I will admire him most for providing me with the opportunity to spend quality time with my wife and sons on Sunday afternoons.

From a forever grateful 12, may you rest in peace Mr. Allen.

Thank you,
Rob Oxford



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Peace Pole to be dedicated in Rotary Park Saturday

Shoreline Rotarians preparing site for Peace Pole
From left: Bob Hauck, Madeleine, age 11, Joe Campagna and Mira, Bill McCully,
Steve Carson, Andrew Thurman, Robert Brouillard
Photo by Jan Hansen


The Rotary Club of Shoreline, in partnership with The Peace Pole Project, will dedicate a Peace Pole this Saturday, October 20, at 10am, at Rotary Park in Shoreline (located at NE 185th Street and 10 Avenue NE).  Community members are encouraged to attend.

A Peace Pole is a hand-crafted monument that displays the message and prayer May Peace Prevail on Earth on each of its sides in different languages. There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated as monuments to peace.

They serve as constant reminders for us to visualize and pray for world peace. When you plant a Peace Pole in your community, you are linking with people all over the world who have planted Peace Poles in the same spirit of peace.



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State Transportation Commission adopts SR 99 tunnel toll rates

The Washington State Transportation Commission voted Tuesday to approve toll rates for the State Route 99 tunnel under downtown Seattle. 

Drivers will not be charged tolls when the tunnel first opens in early 2019, and an exact date to begin tolling has not yet been determined.

The adopted toll rates will range from $1 to $2.25 for drivers with a Good To Go! pass, depending on time of day. Drivers without a Good To Go! account will pay an extra $2 per toll. Toll rates will also be higher for vehicles with more than two axles.

On weekdays, tolls will be $1.50 during the morning peak commute (7am to 9am), $2.25 during the evening peak commute (3pm to 6pm), and $1.25 during non-peak hours between 6am and 11pm. Overnight (11pm to 6am) and weekend tolls will be $1.00. Toll rates will increase by 3 percent every three years beginning in July 2022, subject to annual review by the Transportation Commission.

The Transportation Commission has previously determined that there will be consistent exemptions on all toll facilities for public transit, emergency responders, highway maintenance vehicles, school buses and qualified private buses, which serve the public or commuters. 

State law requires that SR 99 tunnel tolls be used to repay $200 million borrowed to build the tunnel as well as related debt service costs, and ongoing operations, maintenance, and safety costs.



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Notes from Shoreline City Council meeting Oct 15

Shoreline City Hall
Photo by Mike Remarcke
Shoreline City Council Meeting 10/15/2018 
By Pam Cross

Presentation of City Manager Debbie Tarry
  • Hamlin Halloween Haunt Friday 10/19 6-8:30 family friendly event 
  • Sound Transit Community Meeting on 145th Corridor on 10/17 two meetings 1 and 6pm .An opportunity to provide input for parking, sidewalks and lane configuration. 
  • 185th Project Corridor Walking or Bike Tours 10/21 RSVP required 
  • Planning commission will meet 10/18 in Council Chamber regarding potential expansion of the Deep Green Incentive Program. Public comment is welcome. 
Council Reports:
  • Councilman Roberts. From last week’s PIC meeting (Public Issues Committee) draft legislative agenda has been shared with the Councilmembers for comments. King County has released its draft plan for their Affordable Housing Action Plan. While it is essentially a good plan there are some areas that may be of concern. 
  • Mayor Hall reported that the S/P Bond Rating meeting went well. Also the State Auditor gave Shoreline a completely clean audit with no findings or management issues. 
Public Comments:
  • Action Item 8a (Ordinance 844) is before Council for the first time tonight so there is an opportunity for the public to speak after the Staff report as well as at this time. 
  • Action Item 8b (Ordinance 838) is what a “quasi-judicial” action which means there was a public hearing before the Hearing Examiner which creates the record for Council’s decision. The Council cannot accept public comments at this time. 
There were no public comments on any issue.

Approval of Agenda:

Councilman Scully proposed adding an Action Item 8c to discuss adding Shoreline to the amicus brief prepared by the city of Olympia regarding the legality of a city income tax. After discussion the Motion failed 3 to 4 due to lack of time.The Mayor noted that the Association of Washington Cities has signed onto it so it will be moving forward.

The two Study items were switched in sequence without objection. With that the Agenda was approved. The Consent Calendar was also adopted.

Action Items:

8a Adopting Ordinance No. 844 – Authorizing the Acquisition of Real Property for the Purpose of Provision of Sewer Service Utility and Uses Related Thereto by Negotiated Voluntary Purchase, Under Threat of Condemnation, or by Condemnation

The City Attorney, Ms. King, gave the Staff presentation.

Ordinance 844 authorizes Staff to move ahead for acquisition of property already conveyed to the City. The City has authority to operate a sewer system (RCW 35.67 and 35.92) and to assume a Special Purpose District (RCW 35.13A.030). The City has been in the process of assuming Ronald Sewer District. The property under discussion contains a lift station (pump station) and related facilities that serve about 48 Shoreline houses. The City’s retention of the property is necessary for the current and future protection and continued operations of the sewer system. Staff recommends adoption with one amendment to clarify all of the parcels by including the list of parcels. The amendment is necessary because there were subsequent boundary consolidations and the City wants to be clear what parcels are required.

Rule of Procedure 3.5 (requiring three readings) was waived by a vote of Council due to the urgency to adopt this ordinance tonight.

Council discussion included the parcels will be priced at market value which may be more or less than the $10,000 previously paid. All six parcels may not be applicable, depending on the location of the easement. We want to make sure acquiring the easement for the pump station includes the easements required to pump in/out. Other entities may have other rights to these properties but we are only interested in protecting our easements and we need to act now to protect our easement rights. It is hoped we can work this out without condemnation procedures, perhaps by voluntary granting of easements.

The motion passed unanimously.

8b Adopting Ordinance No. 838 – Rezone at 14507 and 14511 Stone Avenue North

Miranda Redinger, Shoreline Senior Planner, presented the Staff report.

Briefly, the applicant requests rezone from R48 (residential) to MB (commercial mixed business). There is no planned development in the proposal. The project meets the decision criteria in the Comprehensive Plan. The Hearing Examiner recommends approval of the rezone and Staff recommends adoption of ordinance 838.

At this point the Mayor reminds of Councilmembers of the importance of reporting ex parte communications.

Council comments included concern that the lack of proposed development plans could result in increased rents depending on the nature of future development. While most neighbors responded favorably to the rezone, there is no indication that current tenants were queried. However since this proposal meets the necessary criteria, it was adopted by a vote of 6-1 move to adopt. Councilmember Salomon voted against.

Study Items: 

9a Update on Sound Transit ST3 145th / SR523

Natasha Walters, Shoreline Transportation Services Manager
Paul Cornish, BRT Program Director
Kathy Leotta, ST Project Manager for the 145th/SR 523 BRT Project

There was a lengthy, detailed presentation and discussion of everything from outreach efforts to the necessity of getting this project done correctly and on budget. Topics included impacts on property and traffic, non-motorized access to ST stations, pedestrian sidewalks and crossings, queue jumps for transit to improve speed and reliability, private vehicle usage, interagency requirements, and cost and schedule.

Now that consultants are onboard this project is moving very quickly along the entire corridor. They are currently working on community and stakeholder engagement.

The original Representative Project is now being refined. Key considerations include transit speed and reliability, impacts on property and traffic and trying to mitigate those impacts, non motorized access to the stations, coordination with local plans, WSDOT and transit, and cost and schedule. Shoreline and Seattle expressed a desire for transit priority improvements on NE 145th (bus-only lanes, queue jumps), pedestrian crossings and good access to BRT stations by all users.

Refinement 1. Repurpose current lanes. Can we use existing lanes space to reduce property purchases? Queue jumps require widening roadway in those areas. WSDOT requires consideration of roundabouts at every intersection. They will analyze and present to WSDOT, however queue jumps through roundabouts will not work. 

Refinement 2. more sidewalks and shorter queue jumps.

A third option is Intersection Refinement that adds left turn lanes from NE 145th to SR 522. This could be included in options 1 or 2.

The next steps are further refinements and outreach, continued interagency meetings, and city meetings.

Council discussion summarized:

145th has been a challenge for a long time. Public officials from Lake Forest Park, Kenmore and Bothell seem to be more concerned about this section of the project than their own sections because if 145th doesn’t work, the whole project won’t work.

This is a very high volume traffic road. Volume is currently higher than when road diet and rechannelization effects stop working. We can’t have people stuck in traffic, sitting in a bus for 10-20 minutes to go the last mile and a half to the station, so buses need to be the priority. We may need full BAT lanes the entire corridor because eliminating a lane or just putting in queue jumps is not going to work. On the other hand, people will still be in cars. Some won’t want to drive to a place to catch a bus to get to light rail to take them to work, and some will find it’s more convenient and takes less time to drive. We don’t want short term fixes to get transit moving and then have to go back and completely redo sections of it to accommodate different lane configurations.

One project assumes an additional lane, the other would be taking a lane away. Making a designated bus lane will be a challenge. We need assurance that the ST plans are provided to City Staff so they will have time to consider how this is going to affect our community before ST finalizes the plan.

In ST3 the project everyone agreed to was to add a lane for increased capacity for buses, yet we are talking about taking away a general purpose lane. 145th is SR 523. It is a major regional connector, not a local street. The whole corridor is one state highway to another state highway to a freeway. This is a gap the State needs to address. it is really important to look at it as a system.

The City of Seattle owns the south side of 145th. They need to do more than acknowledge property acquisition but “prefer not to go that way”. We cannot pretend there is no property impact. Property acquisition has to be on the table in order to provide wider lanes, wider sidewalks, more lanes, and turn lanes. The Council recognizes that it wasn’t fun to have to send this message to Shoreline residents but you can’t pretend it won’t happen.

We need to be conscious of the interests of the property owners, but we also need to maintain a vision of how to move thousands of people through this corridor for years to come. How do we get it right?

Is there a level of service (LOS) goal? No. All parties involved have their own LOS depending on the objective. It’s not going to be a straightforward choice of which LOS, but developing one that considers all concerns.

Shoreline has been looking at this project for a very long time. Now we are talking about more tradeoffs and less budget. Current traffic backs up at the left turn lights. Left turn lanes will help that for now. But the projections may be excluding what we don’t even know about how traffic volume will increase. We shouldn’t start making too many concessions yet.

When looking at all these designs, how will ST decide what’s good enough?

ST acknowledges they won’t be able to solve all the problems on 145th. They will consider travel times and traffic impacts such as access to the corridor, while staying supportive of property owners. The budget will mean trade-offs. ST wants to get the transit through and the traffic is up to WADOT and the cities.
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9b Presentation of the Proposed 2019-2020 Biennial Budget and the 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Plan

Debbie Tarry, City Manager
Sara Lane, Administrative Services Director
Rick Kirkwood, Budget Supervisor

From the Staff Report:

“The City Manager is required to submit the 2019-2020 Proposed Biennial Budget to the City Council no later than November 1, 2018. Tonight’s presentation will introduce the 2019-2020 Proposed Biennial Budget document to the City Council, provide policy background concerning its development, highlight key budget issues, highlight the proposed 2019-2020 work plan, and propose a budget review process and schedule. Although we work with a two year budget in order to keep financial sustainability, they are taking a 10 year view.”

The Staff Report includes 8 pages of graphs and charts outlining the budget. This is far too detailed for a summary here. A copy of the Staff Report is available on the City of Shoreline website.

Council comments included questioning the difference in FTE (Full Time Employee) in various cities. Shoreline has added city landscaping employees this year increasing FTE, as well as adding a “half person” here and another there. Other cities are probably contracting out many of their operations (landscaping, city attorney services, permitting etc.) resulting in fewer FTE. The expense is there, just in a different part of the budget.

The schedule for the Budget and CIP Review follows.
  • September 17, 2018: Presentation of Preliminary View of the 2019-2020 Biennium Budget and the 2019-2024 CIP (done) 
  • October 15, 2018: Presentation of Proposed Budget and CIP (done)
  • October 22, 2018: Discussing department budgets 
  • October 29, 2018: Discussing department budgets and the CIP
  • November 5, 2018:
    • Public hearing and discussing the Proposed Budget and CIP
    • Discussing final 2018 Budget Amendment
    • Public hearing and discussing the 2019-2020 property tax and revenue sources
  • November 19, 2018:
    • Public hearing and discussing the Proposed Budget and CIP
    • Adopting the 2019-2020 Property Tax Levy,
    • Adopting the 2019-2020 Biennium Budget and the 2019-2024 CIP 

The Meeting was adjourned at 8:53pm to be followed by an Executive Session.



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Photo: Halloween decorations

Monday, October 15, 2018

Photo by Seattle Poppy

Not sure if I'd go trick or treating at a house with a giant KEEP OUT sign but lots of people love to be scared!



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Reminder: Sound Transit meeting about bus rapid transit Wednesday in Shoreline

From Sound Transit

A reminder to join us! SR 522/NE 145th BRT Community Meeting in Shoreline on Wednesday, October 17th.

We hope you can join us on Wednesday for a community meeting to share feedback on the Seattle and Shoreline portions of the SR 522/NE 145th BRT Project. 

Like the previous meetings in Kenmore, Lake Forest Park and Bothell, we will share information about potential project refinements under consideration based on continued technical work and public feedback gathered last May.

Seattle and Shoreline Community Meeting
Wednesday, October 17, 1 – 3pm and 6 – 8pm
Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Church // 14724 1st Ave NE

Share your thoughts in an online survey!

The Kenmore, Lake Forest Park and Bothell/Woodinville surveys are now available online and can be accessed at sr522brt.participate.online. Please feel free to provide us with additional thoughts online or share this link with your friends and neighbors who were not able to join us at a meeting in person.

The surveys for Kenmore and Lake Forest Park will be available until Friday, Oct. 19. The surveys for Bothell/Woodinville and Seattle/Shoreline will be available until Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The Seattle/Shoreline community surveys will be made live the day of the meeting. Please check back to share your comments with us online.

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Reminder: Meridian Park NA meeting on sidewalks

Deep Dive into Prop 1 at MPNA Meeting Tuesday October 16th – Find out more!

On Tuesday, October 16th, Meridian Park Neighborhood Association will host an evening all about Shoreline’s Proposition 1 Ballot Initiative which residents will vote on this November during the mid-terms.

Meeting agenda: First - a brief explanation of the ballot measure by City Staff (with diagrams and numbers!), then a forum including a panel of “Pro Prop 1 ” and “No Prop 1” residents of Meridian Park Neighborhood and Shoreline discussing with meeting attendees how the measure could possibly impact them geographically/safety and convenience-wise, and financially if enacted into law.

Questions welcome!

As in all past years, elections have consequences – if passed, this plan and funding (taxes) will be in place for 20 years, and any funded installed/repaired sidewalks will last longer than that.

MPNA meetings take place on the third Tuesday of the month, 7pm-8:30pm in Room 301 at Shoreline City Hall located at 17500 Midvale Ave. N. Light refreshments served and all ages welcome. For more info email meridianparkna@gmail.com or call Cynthia Knox at 206-218-3302.


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October show at Gallery at Town Center Lake Forest Park



The Gallery at Town Center Presents: 
May Kytonen and Sonya Lang

October 2 - November 10, 2018

The Gallery at Town Center is exhibiting a selection of works by Fiber/Mixed Media Artist May Kytonen and Photographer Sonya Lang. See these works and the creations of over 90 other local artists during gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, Noon to 5pm.

May Kytonen

May Kytonen is a visual artist based in Spokane, Washington, creating paper sculptures sourced from her mixed Taiwanese heritage. She first became intrigued by the fine art world while exploring fibers at the University of Washington in Seattle, subsequently earning a degree in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts in 2012.

Since then, she has exhibited regionally throughout the Pacific Northwest, and was recently awarded an Artist Trust GAP grant in 2017. May’s current body of work is an exploration of Asian-American identity, strength within fragility, and connection.

Sonya Lang

Sonya Lang began exploring the world through the lens at an early age and is inspired by shapes, lines and textures. She enjoys using the digital darkroom to create her vision and loves to share her slightly exaggerated view of the world as she see it.

Sonya has won numerous awards with her Beautiful Zoo collection. Her Seattle roots still captivate this prolific photographer and she continues to spend countless hours at her most favorite place, Woodland Park Zoo, striving to capture that intimate moment between animal and viewer.

Her love of photography doesn’t stop with animals, she takes every opportunity to photograph anything and everything which is evident upon visiting her website.


The Gallery at Town Center is a program of the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Arts Council and is located inside the Lake Forest Park Town Center on the lower level. 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155.

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.



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Study in a foreign country or host a student from a foreign country

The Shoreline Rotary Club is accepting preliminary applications through October 17th from high school students in Shoreline who would like to spend a year studying abroad or would like to participate in a short-term exchange during the summer as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program.

Students with good academic and leadership skills are encouraged to apply for a year-long youth exchange abroad, beginning in August of 2019. Short-term exchanges (four weeks abroad, four weeks hosting in Shoreline) are also available during the summer of 2019. Rotary will screen and arrange for host families and sponsoring Rotary clubs in the host country, and also arrange enrollment in an appropriate school in the host country for participants in the year-long program.

Rotary is an international organization made of up volunteers involved in community service. It emphasizes high ethical standards and works toward peace and understanding in the world.

Rotary operates the largest youth exchange program in the world, with more than 80 countries and 8,000 students participating each year. The Youth Exchange Program is low cost, and offers youth the experience of learning another culture and language, making life-long friendships abroad, and seeing another part of the world. In recent years, Rotary has sponsored students from Seattle to live in Switzerland, Italy, Brazil, Japan, France, Thailand, Finland, Ecuador, Sweden, Spain, Chile, Turkey, Taiwan and Germany.

We are also seeking families in Shoreline who would like the experience of sharing their home with a student from abroad for four to six months.

If you would like more information or an application, please email Scott Saunders, Youth Exchange Officer for the Shoreline Rotary Club, at or visit our website at Rotary District 5030 Youth Exchange.

Preliminary App Rotary Youth Exchange 2019-20.doc


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Registration required for fern propagation class at Kruckeberg

November 10, 2018 from 12pm - 2pm -- Fern Propagation

There are still seats available for this hands on class where you'll learn all about fern propagation. You will even go home with your own fern babies. This class is held in the house. Seats are limited, so registration is required.

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden 20312 15th Ave NW Shoreline 98177



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Session on Homelessness in the Community attracts a cross-section of the community - 2nd session Tues Oct 16

Residents, community leaders, faith organizations
and businesses share their experiences of homelessness
Photo courtesy NUHSA


Over 40 residents, community leaders, faith organizations and businesses shared their experiences of homelessness during the first session of NUHSA's series "Homelessness in Our Community" on September 25, 2018. A second session was held at Kenmore City Hall on October 2nd. Participants learned what it takes to be safe while living on the street, how mental illness complicates efforts to get and sustain housing, where services and supports can be found, and how their neighbors respond with compassion.

Gathered at Ronald United Methodist Church, a World Café model was used to create a space for conversation about personal experiences and interactions with those who struggle with homelessness, along with questions about how we respond individually and as a community. Coming away from the discussion, all were focused on understanding more about what they could do individually and as community to reduce the number of people living homeless.

Join us for the second session: Adverse Experiences and Resiliency: Why some struggle and others don’t
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16th - Ronald United Methodist Church (17839 Aurora Ave. N), 6:30-8pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30th - Kenmore City Hall (18120 68th Ave. NE), 6:30-8pm

And the third session: Dangerous vs. Difficult: Useful tools for responding with compassion and concern
  • Nov. 20th - Ronald United Methodist Church (17839 Aurora Ave. N), 6:30-8pm
  • Dec. 11th - Kenmore City Hall (18120 68th Ave. NE), 6:30-8pm 

For more information, contact staff@nuhsa.org or check out the website. RSVP is appreciated but not required.



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Amulet series author and Milk Street author at Third Place Books - signing line with book purchase

Two big events at Third Place Books as enormously popular authors appear on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. If you want to have a signed copy of their work, you will need to purchase or pre-order the book.


Third Place Books is on the upper level of Town Center, intersection of Ballinger and Bothell Way.

Tuesday, October 16, 7pm
Kazu Kibuishi
Supernova (Amulet #8)

The final installment in the hugely popular, #1 New York Times bestselling Amulet series, which has been translated into 16 languages. Kazu is also the creator of Copper, a collection of his popular webcomic, and cover illustrator for the 15th anniversary paperback editions of the Harry Potter series. Presentation FREE; signing line tickets available with purchase of Supernova.

Wednesday, October 17, 7pm
Christopher Kimball
Milk Street Tuesday Nights

Located in downtown Boston, Milk Street is home to a cooking school, a bimonthly magazine, and public television and radio shows. Collected here are more than 200 simple weeknight dinners that deliver big weekend flavors in under an hour, with many that take only 25 minutes, from Christopher Kimball, one of Epicurious' 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time. Presentation FREE; signing line ticket with pre-order of Milk Street Tuesday Nights.

Thursday, October 18, 7pm
Ed Harkness
The Law of the Unforeseen (Pleasure Boat Studio)

Edward Harkness writes about family, history, family history, the natural world—its beauty, its degradation—the strange miracle of consciousness. Nothing is off the table. In fact, everything is on the table, including the kitchen sink. His poems move from the personal to the universal, to the quickened heart of shared emotion. 

Friday, October 19 at 6pm
Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum
What We Do With the Wreckage (University of Georgia Press) – LAUNCH EVENT

The stories in Lunstrum's new collection are about resilience in the face of adversity. Following losses big and small, environmental and familial, universal and personal, her characters learn to reconstruct themselves, their families, and their futures from the wreckage of their broken pasts. Snacks will be provided!



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Harvest Fest at Sky Nursery Saturday - bring the kids

Harvest Fest
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Harvest Fest at Sky Nursery Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 11am – 4pm 

A family fun day! A “share the abundance” food drive for Hopelink, activities for the kids, seasonal décor, and more! Sky Nursery 18528 Aurora Ave N Shoreline 98133, 206-546-4851

Hopelink Food Drive Kickoff
  • Please bring cans or packages of non-perishable food to share, or make a donation at the Hopelink table. 
Bring a camera
  • We’ll have a silly backdrop and dress-up clothes for photo ops!
Spirit 105.3 Booth from 11am – 1pm
  • Free family photos, Spin-the-Wheel, and music
Star 101.5 Booth from 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Prize wheel, raffle, and music

Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Enjoy Fall and Halloween Decor and Craft Vendors

For the Kids:
  • Explore a straw maze.
  • Check out farm animals.
  • Make your own masks, color, and help create a chalk mural.
  • Dig for “fossils” and investigate rocks.
  • Bowl with pumpkins! 


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Skandia Third Friday dance Oct 19 - learn to dance like a drunken sailor

Cedar Valley Grange in Lynnwood
Friday, October 19, 2018, Skandia Third Friday Dance, Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood 98036.

From 7:30-8:30pm, Tom and Bonnie Berglund will teach the Gothenburg Mazurka.

This lovely dance has a rocking motion reminiscent of the sea, as it started with drunken sailors in a port town. It is not a mazurka, but can be done as a waltz variant.

After class, we’re pleased to have Nordic Exposure playing for the entire evening. Well known for presenting spirited tunes whose lyrical harmonies show off their particularly fine Norwegian flair, you can rest assured their driving beats will entice your feet onto the dance floor.

Class, 7:30pm; dance, 8:30–11pm. $15 (Skandia members, $10); kids, free.

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



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Free screening: Rick Steves' movie on fascism in Europe

Rick Steves Fascism: 
A Free Screening
Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Ave N, Edmonds 98020
Wednesday, October 17, 7pm

My new documentary about fascism in Europe is debuting now across the USA on public TV — and I’m hosting a free screening in Edmonds.

For decades in my travels, I gathered impressions about Europe's experience with fascism. The powerful sights and physical remains of that period inspired me to weave their important lessons into a new, one-hour special: "The Story of Fascism in Europe." 

In the special, we travel back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe — taking millions of people with it. Our goals: to learn from the hard lessons of 20th-century Europe, and to recognize that ideology in the 21st century.

We’ll roll the show on the big screen at 7pm and then have a Q/A about the production and this timely topic. It's free to attend but please register HERE



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Donuts, alpacas and more at LFP Farmers Market Closing Day Party, Sunday Oct 21



The Lake Forest Park Farmers Market is ending its regular season with a bang and celebrating the market with a Closing Day Party, this Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 10am to 3pm.

So what makes a great Closing Day Party? Alpacas? Donuts? Halloween dog “treats-for-tricks” and costumes? Giveaways for all ages? Seasonal fruits and vegetables, farm-fresh meat and eggs, and locally produced specialty items?

It will all be at the LFP Farmers Market this Sunday!

With Halloween, just around the corner, the market will definitely be in the spooky spirit. Costumes are encouraged for everyone – but especially the kiddos and precious pups in the family.

Bring the little ones in costume by the info booth to claim their Halloween tchotchke of choice, and bring your doggies in costume by the booth to claim a special treat! No dog costume? No worries! Your canine companions can get “treats-for-tricks” as well! (And yes, “Sit” counts as a trick.)

There will also be washable, reusable produce bags on offer so that grown-ups can claim some goodies, too. Stop by the Third Place Commons info booth to get your fun freebies (one per person) while supplies last!

The whole family will also love visiting with the beloved Heart of Dreams alpacas who will make a special visit to the market just for the closing day festivities. Stop by to say hello to these cuties, feed them a carrot or two, and learn more about these sweet beasties.

Also returning to the market by popular demand, one-day only guest vendors, Daddy’s Donuts! These fresh mini-donuts, which were rated by BuzzFeed as the best donuts in Washington State, were a big hit when Daddy’s Donuts were guest vendors at the market opening day. So you won’t want to miss them this weekend.

Speaking of missing things, you know you’ll miss your favorite market vendors and all that amazing farm-fresh and locally made market goodness when the season ends. So don’t miss your last chance of the regular season to load up on the farm-fresh autumn fruits and vegetables, meat, and eggs that you love.

And be sure to stock up on all your favorite locally produced goodies before the end of the season including jams, pasta, candies, sauces, coffee, wine, hard cider, baked treats, and more.

Plus, mark your calendar for two bonus indoor farmers markets – paired with annual holiday crafts fairs – coming on November 18th and December 16th. And watch for updates on a possible pop-up outdoor market on November 4th (weather permitting). Save the dates now and stay tuned for more details.

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



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Say goodbye to the street trees: planning begins for 185th Street Corridor

Street trees on NE 185th will be in the way of expansion
Note the bicyclist in the bike lane
Photo by Lee Lageschulte


The City of Shoreline is beginning the public process for the redesign of the 185th Street Corridor, anticipating the opening of the 185th Street Shoreline North light rail station.

The goal is to have a corridor that will "be safe for pedestrians, bicyclists, and cars; support bus and light rail transit service; create gathering spaces; and encourage neighborhood businesses."

185th Street Corridor
From Fremont Ave to North City


The 185th MCS will study a corridor from Fremont Avenue N in the Hillwood / Richmond Highlands neighborhoods, east across Aurora Avenue N to 10th Avenue NE, south along 10th Avenue NE to NE 180th Street, and east on NE 180th Street to 15th Avenue NE in North City.

The “Z” shaped corridor connects the Aurora Corridor, the future Link light rail station at I-5, and the North City neighborhood.

Three events are planned for October. This is the first chance for citizens to make their opinions known before plans solidify.


Corridor Walking and/or Biking Tours 
Saturday, October 20, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Spartan Recreation Center, Cascade Room
202 NE 185th Street

Walk or bike along the corridor to review existing conditions, identify corridor components to preserve/enhance, and envision needed changes that could help the corridor work better for everyone.

In order to manage tour sizes, please RSVP and indicate your walk or bike tour preference and number of participants.
Children under 18 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

Storefront Studios
Saturday, October 20, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Spartan Recreation Center, Cascade Room

Tuesday, October 23, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Spartan Recreation Center, Cascade Room

Learn more about the process and talk to the team about the existing corridor and the future demands anticipated on the corridor.

Open House
Thursday, October 25, 6:00 to 8:00pm
City Hall Council Chamber

Hear a brief presentation about the project and discuss your ideas for corridor improvements with the project team.

Project updates will be available at shorelinewa.gov/185corridor.



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Twin Ponds North work party Saturday

Twin Ponds Park
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Come Join the Community Effort 


On Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 10am - noon, the Washington Native Plant Urban Forest Stewards will be hosting a community work party at Twin Ponds North.

Everyone is Welcome!

We will be removing blackberries and ivy and mulching.

We meet on the far NW side of the park, along 155th street, west of the parking lot.

Please bring gloves, hand pruners, and water. We will also have all of these items on sight.

Contact us with any questions at northtwinpondsrestoration@gmail.com

If you know of anyone else who would love to join us, please feel free to pass on the invitation. We hope you are able to join us.

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Dine at Lake Forest Bar and Grill Oct 24 for End Polio Now Rotary fundraiser



The Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park wishes to invite the community to join their 5th annual End Polio Now evening of dining at the Lake Forest Bar and Grill on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm for Rotary International’s World End Polio Now event.

The Lake Forest Bar and Grill will be donating 20 percent of all sales to our cause. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will also match all funds with $2.00 for every $1.00 donated.

Rotary International began immunizing millions of children against Polio in the 1970s, first in the Philippines and then in other high risk countries.

As a result, in 1988 Rotary International, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came together to launch the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

More recently the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation joined the fight.

Today we continue to have three countries remaining with cases of Polio: Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

Please join us for this important annual Event.


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Adult ESL / ELL classes at Bitter Lake Community Center


Adult ESL (English as a Second Language) and ELL (English Language Learners) classes will begin October 24, 2018 at the Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave N, Seattle 98133.

Attend an Open House on Wednesday, October 17 to meet the teachers and sign up.

For more information, email english@worldalive.org



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Costly turnovers contribute to Shorewood coming up short in loss to Edmonds-Woodway

The Shorewood defense makes a goal line stand


Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Shorewood 7 10 0 0 17
Edmonds-Woodway 7 0 6 7 20


Edmonds District Stadium, Friday, October 12, 2018, 5pm
Record as of Game Final:
Shorewood (5-2 overall / 4-2 WesCo South)
Edmonds-Woodway (2-5 overall / 2-3 WesCo South)

By Aaron Bert
Photos by Lisa Hirohata

Winning a football game is just not up to the players on the field - it also comes down to preparation from the coaching staff - and in the matchup between the visiting Shorewood Thunderbirds and the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors - the Warrior coaching staff definitely put in a bit of extra preparation in film study and learned you don’t kick the ball deep to the T-bird kick returners.

It was an early kick-off at Edmonds District Stadium and the T-birds were looking to snag another victory on the Warrior’s homecoming night. Senior Joseph Williamson was lined up deep for Shorewood, but Edmonds-Woodway surprised the Shorewood front 7 and botched the kick to the right sideline where it sailed over the heads of the T-bird receiving team and the Warrior kicker recovered the ball. Edmonds-Woodway snagged the initial momentum and started the game on the Shorewood 38.

Edmonds-Woodway is a one dimensional team, with nary a passing attack. They play old school smash mouth football, lining up their extremely capable running back, senior #2 Cappasio Cherry (5’9/185) behind #7 junior fullback Ben Grimes (5’10/180) and a decent sized offensive line and mainly run off tackle or toss sweeps to the outside. Cherry has proved a workhorse all season carrying the load for Edmonds-Woodway, to include putting up 329 yards rushing last week against WesCo South leading Snohomish, and he proved no different this week against the T-birds. Teams have been successful in stymining the Warrior run this season - but as he proved against Shorewood, give him a chance - and he will make you pay.

Edmonds opened up the scoring by going 38 yards on the ground for a quick touchdown at 9:50 mark in the 1st quarter behind Cherry. It appeared as if Shorewood was caught off guard by the brute running of Cherry and it was taking two to three players to bring him down.

Shorewood bounced back on their next possession, starting on their own 20 - senior QB #4 David Snell (6’3/175) connected with his favorite receiver senior WR/DB #2 Jaro Rouse for a 69 touchdown pass, as Rouse - who is absolutely explosive in the open field, easily outpaced the Warrior secondary and raced into the endzone to even the score at 7-7 with 7:25 remaining in the 1st.

#8 Kevin Hirohata recovers an EW fumble

Edmonds-Woodway took possession on their own 34 and then began to do what you can only do when you are a running team - they began to grind the ball out - steadily marching down the field. On this possession they ran 8 run plays in a row for 9 yards / 22 yards / 4 yards / 3 yards / -1 yards / 5 yards / 4 yards / 1 yard / taking the ball down to the Shorewood 15. The T-birds caught a break - as the Edmonds-Woodway quarterback dropped back for a pass, he was pressured by Shorewood LB #31 Brandon Main (6’2/190) who forced a fumble and it was recovered by senior LB #8 Kevin Hirohata (6’/200) at the Shorewood 20.

In response, Shorewood demonstrated their own prowess in the running game, putting together a 15 play, 76 yard drive to take the ball down to the Edmonds-Woodway 4 where senior RB #3 Robert ‘Take it to the Bank’ Banks (5’8/160) came up short on 3rd and goal and Shorewood was forced to kick a 20 yard field goal. On the drive Shorewood converted twice on 3rd and long, to include a 24 yard strike from Snell to Rouse to keep the drive alive. Shorewood took the lead 10-7 with 7:37 remaining in the 2nd.

Shorewood shut down Cherry on the next two possessions, forcing the Warriors to punt and with 1:05 remaining in the 2nd, Shorewood started at their own 16 and took the ball down field 74 yards behind four straight passes from Snell to take a 17-7 lead into halftime. Snell connected with Rouse for 36 yards, Main for 13, Williamson was stopped for no-gain, and then Snell hit Williamson for the 35 yard touchdown.

The second half opened with Shorewood bending but not breaking and forcing the Warriors to punt. Edmonds-Woodway opened with 3 straight runs and it looked like they were finding their footing in the running game, until the EW QB #11 junior Read Carr (5’11/175) found SW senior LB #22 Kaden Graves (6’3/225) in his face and threw him down for a 13 yard sack. EW was forced to punt and Shorewood regained the ball at their own 35 for their opening drive of the half.

#22 Kaden Graves and #52 Tom Bert make tackle with help from #10 Matthew Bangsberg


Facing a 3rd and 17 at their own 34, T-bird QB Snell was flushed out of the pocket and attempted to make something happen, but his pass flew over the head of the Shorewood receiver and was picked off at the EW 20. The Warriors answered by driving the length of the field and Cherry punched it in for the score from the 2 to bring the score to 17-13 as the PAT was no good. EW milked almost 6 minutes off the clock in their 13 play drive. The T-bird defense did not have an answer this drive to the Warrior rushing attack as they ran the ball 12 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry.

EW forced the T-birds to punt on their next possession and then once again, played a very focused ball-control game, scoring the go-ahead touchdown after starting at their own 20. Burning another 6 minutes off the clock, the Warriors used a combination of deep hand-offs to Cherry and fullback traps to spring for gains of 6, 8, 16, 11, 11, 10, 11 and 2 yards. EW capped the scoring by connecting on a wide receiver screen from the 9 to go up 20-17.

As Shorewood regrouped on the sideline - 4:43 remained in the 4th and it was more than enough time to mount another scoring drive. Shorewood started the drive at their 35 and Snell connected with Rouse for an 8 yard gain. Banks took the inside hand-off and gained the first down with a 4 yard effort. Shorewood was on the move. A solid run was negated on the next play as one of the Shorewood hogs was called for holding, backing up the ball to the SW 40. 

Shorewood shot themselves in the foot the next play with an illegal procedure call and then Snell was sacked dropping Shorewood into a 2nd and 26 at their own 31. With 2:55 remaining, Snell took the snap and sought to create some magic, looking to find one of his speedy receivers downfield, but EW had dropped 7 into coverage and the passing lanes were closed. Snell let the ball fly as he rolled to his right and it was picked off by the EW secondary. The comeback was over and Edmonds-Woodway ran out the clock.

#21 Dashawn Alexander runs back the kickoff


Game Final - Edmonds-Woodway 20 / Shorewood 17

Some takeaways:
  • Shorewood held EW running back Cherry to 58 yards in the first half
  • In the first half - Snell was 8/10 for 191 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • This is the 7th game in a row where the Shorewood defense forced a turnover
  • The loss is the 10th straight to Edmonds-Woodway, but was the smallest margin in the series history going back to 1996
  • Shorewood sits at the number 2 spot in the WesCo South behind division leading Snohomish
  • Shorewood plays Marysville-Getchell next week, but the game will not impact their standing in the South Division win or lose
  • Shorewood will play in the week 9 crossover game against a North Division opponent - since Shorewood will be playing the North Division #2 - it will determine the 3rd and 4th place seeding for the week 10 State 3A Playoffs
  • If Shorewood wins the week 9 crossover game - they will play the Pierce County League #3 finisher on November 2nd or 3rd
  • If Shorewood loses the week 9 crossover game - they will play the KINGCO League #2 finisher on November 2nd or 3rd
  • At 4 league wins to date - Shorewood has more league wins in the WesCo than they did between 2013-2017
  • Season success is still on the horizon with 3 games remaining, Shorewood can still match their best season ever at 8-2 from 1977 if they win out
Next game -

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 7pm, Shoreline District Stadium - Shorewood Homecoming
Shorewood 5-2 vs. Marysville-Getchell 2-5



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Halloween Carnival at Bitter Lake Community Center Annex Oct 20

Sunday, October 14, 2018



Bring the entire family out for a night of ghoulish-good fun! 

Carnival games, face painting, and the always popular cake walk! 

Please bring a can of food to donate to our local food bank. 

Don’t forget to wear your costumes! 


.25 cents per ticket or $10 unlimited fun bracelet.



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Dementia Care: shifting from crisis to comfort - Wednesday at Aegis



Lori La Bey will speak at Aegis at Callahan House, 15100 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155 from 6 - 7pm on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Her focus is on helping caregivers in families with dementia learn techniques and tools to survive their roles as caretakers and enhance the lives of those they care for.

Free session but RSVP to 206-673-5987.



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WeatherWatcher: No end to sunny skies in sight

Blue Skies and a Maple looking west on N 200th St and Linden Ave N
Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Blue skies and fall colors is the ongoing trend in our weather and forecast. We are expecting more of the same, sunny skies and clear nights. Some mornings might start with some patchy fog. High temperatures mainly in the 60's, though Tuesday could reach the lower 70's. Lows are expected to be in the 40's basically all week. This weather is expected to continue all the way through next weekend as this monster ridge of high pressure dominates the west coast all the way into Alaska.

Longer range forecasts indicate that we might see some drizzle or rain showers around October 23rd, but no real rain until the end of the month or beginning of November. So far we were at normal for rainfall until the sunny weather put a pause on it.


Temperatures are actually averaging below normal for the month so far, but Tuesday could bring that average up to normal.



For those curious about the windy day on Saturday the Richmond Beach station recorded a gust of 23mph. The forecasted winds were for gusts up to 30mph possible for Saturday afternoon.


For current weather conditions visit www.ShorelineWeather.com



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Friends of RB Saltwater Park spend Saturday sprucing up the park


Photos by Wayne Pridemore

On Saturday morning, October 13, 2018 many long time members of Friends of Richmond Beach Saltwater Park had a work party to plant some new shrubs on the hillside and add mulch to other young plantings.

The group has volunteered for years, working regularly in the large park to remove invasive (non-native) plants.

They replace them with native, low-maintenance shrubs.

They always start near the lower parking lot restrooms and work from there.

At times, the King County conservation district has provided funds and expertise. 

Community members volunteer. Students from Shorewood get required volunteer hours by participating.


Kay Lakey, right, is an original member of the Friends of Richmond Beach Saltwater Park and has been volunteering regularly. Valeria, left, is a volunteer who attends Shorewood High School.

The "Friends" work with Shoreline's Parks department to maintain the area's new plantings throughout the year.

John Carver has also participated with the park volunteer program for many years.

In the summer, the focus is on removing weeds (a.k.a. invasive plants like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry). In the winter, the focus is on planting young native trees and shrubs.



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Photo: The end of the trail

Photo by Seattle Poppy

This beautifully groomed trail in Hamlin Park leads nowhere except to the heart of the park.

Maybe that was the point.





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Senior Citizen and disabled persons reduction in property tax presentation

Only 10% of those who qualify, apply for this tax reduction program!

Come learn the facts during this presentation from the King County Assessor's Office. Staff will also be on hand to assist you in completing the application forms or you may schedule an appointment for a later date to meet with the Center Social Worker to complete forms.

Guest speaker: King County Assessor John Wilson

Date:  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH

TIME:  10:30am - 11:30am

LOCATION:  Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Ste 1, Shoreline 98155

Call Theresa or Amber at 206-365-1536 for event details



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Shorecrest Scots corral Mavericks 52 - 24

#53 Gabe Reyes makes his debut at Fullback


Text and photos by Rob Oxford

Armchair Quarterbacks will be having a field day this week wondering how the Shorecrest Scots managed to put up 52 pts., their highest total all season, on league opponent Meadowdale and why it took the 7th game of the season to accomplish such a feat.

The simple answer? A conscious effort by the Highlander Coaching Staff to adjust their game plan in order to defend against a team that passes more than they run. That was the defensive scheme anyway. Why they chose to go with 6 down lineman and move Cole Francis to the position of blocking Tight End, something they'd not attempted all season, had even the casual football fan asking; "why haven't we been doing this all year?"

Friday Night the normally effective Scots' passing game was shelved for a more brutal and powerful running attack. Attempting only 6 passes and completing 50% of those, QB Eladio Fountain - who successfully plowed the ball into the end zone twice himself - instead marched his team back and forth down the field relying heavily on the the legs of 220 lb. Running Back Markus Selzler, also a Scots Defensive starter and Center turned Fullback, 260 lb. Senior #53 Gabriel Reyes.

#4 Gavin Dalziel Straight through the uprights.


Reyes, who usually spends his Friday Nights making holes, was having the time of his life busting through them for a total of 80 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown. His first as a varsity player.

Selzler, who every Highlander fan knows, plays the game with great intensity, led the Scots’ physical rushing attack with 278 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries. Bulldozing his way into the end zone on several occasions and running through the Meadowdale defense like one of General Patton's tanks.

Not to be overlooked, RB Cyris Filoteo, whose speed in the open field is unmatched, averaged 6.5 yards on the night and finally dashed into the end zone on a 14 yard carry for his first score of the season to put the Scots on the board first.

Meadowdale drove inside the Shorecrest 25-yard line on each of its first three possessions, but came away with no points after a missed field goal and several stout defensive stands turned the ball over on downs.

As the first half expired, Shorecrest appeared to hold all the cards heading into halftime with an impressive 24-7 lead.

#7 Markus Selzler punishes a Maverick Defender


In the third quarter, feeling the game may be getting away from them, Meadowdale attempted to break the plane on a fourth-and-goal just inches from the end zone but were stuffed by the Scots Goal Line Defense. Unfortunately for the Shorecrest, a mishandled snap on the following possession, allowed the Mavericks to record a Safety and add 2 pts. to their side of the scoreboard which at this point read Shorecrest 31 - Meadowdale 16.

Of special note, making his varsity debut was Sophomore Jordan Glesener #58. Called upon earlier in the day to fill the hole vacated by Damarius Kellogg-Duncan who had been moved to Center in place of Reyes, Glesener along with the rest of the Scots Offensive Line did a commendable job moving the line of scrimmage allowing the Scots ball carriers to tally a additional 21 points in the 4th quarter.

Sophomore Gavin Dalziel, who was again perfect on the night, may have been particularly motivated after spending Thursday afternoon with former Husky HOF'er and ex Los Angeles Raider Jeff Jaeger. Jaeger, who was invited to speak at the Scots Team Diner after Thursday's practice, arrived early in the day and spent much of his time mentoring WesCo's top kicking prospect.

The adjustments Shorecrest made on Friday night, allowing them to enjoy their 52 - 24 win over Meadowdale, may have left some regular starters questioning Coach Christensen's methods. For those players, the toughest thing to remember is that winning takes sacrifice and occasionally that sacrifice may fall upon their shoulders. Luckily, in High School Football ... WINNING as a team can cure most every ill.

Correction: photo captions for 2nd and 3rd photos were switched and have been corrected.

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