Gloria's Birds: Fence-y Finch!

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Photo copyright Gloria Z. Nagler

(Male House Finch peered at photog from between two fence slats...what a handsome bird!)

--Gloria Z. Nagler


ShoreLake Arts' Annual Gala for the Arts May 18, 2024

To celebrate ShoreLake Arts' 35th anniversary, we're going back in time to celebrate how it all began!

Please join us for

ShoreLake Arts' Annual Gala for the Arts
May 18, 2024 | Shorewood High School Commons
Dinner & Live Auction 5pm-8pm | Dance Party 8pm-10pm

We'll travel back to 1989 when Madonna was on top of the charts and ShoreLake Arts (and Taylor Swift) were born.

Don your shiniest fabrics and tease up your locks for an evening of nostalgic revelry featuring a rockin wine and cocktail hour (5-6pm), a totally rad baked potato bar, games, a live auction, and a delicious dessert dash (6-8pm). 

This is a night for all 21 and over to enjoy and help raise money to ensure the future is bright for ShoreLake Arts supporting Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, and surrounding areas. Now that's heavy! 


Career speaker at the Teen Center

Upcoming Speaker Event: Kate, Social Worker
Friday April 16, 2024 at 4pm
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center 

Do you want to learn more about different career paths?

Are you in middle or high school?

Come to the Career Speaker Series at the Shoreline Teen Center!

We will have monthly visits from different professionals to talk to any interested middle and high school youth about their work!

What is the speaker series?

We will host monthly events at the Shoreline Teen Center where professionals from various careers will speak about their work and how they got there.

Exact dates and times will vary due to the availability of our guest speakers. We will release event details at least two weeks ahead of the upcoming speaker event. Each event will have at least one speaker as well as catered food. 

Follow us on Instagram and on Linktree to stay up to date with these events!

Follow us on Instagram @SHORELINETEENPROGRAMS to stay up to date on activities and events!


Cartoon by Whitney Potter: Mariners



Shorewood Softball vs. Cascade on April 15th

Photo by Heather Grutz

Shorewood varsity softball
at Meridian Park
Shorewood 7 - Cascade 6


South County firefighters rescue two dogs from house fire in Lynnwood

South County firefighter administers oxygen to dog rescued from Lynnwood house fire
Photo courtesy South County Fire

South County (Snohomish) firefighters rescued two dogs from a house fire in Lynnwood Tuesday morning, April 16, 2024. 

The homeowner was away when the fire broke out. Neighbors saw smoke coming from the home and called 911.

Firefighters treated one dog with oxygen. Both dogs were reunited with their owner and appeared to be doing well.
Crews quickly extinguished the fire and kept it from spreading beyond the kitchen. There was smoke damage throughout the house. No one was injured.

Support 7 responded to assist one displaced resident.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by South County Fire.


Jobs: City of Shoreline - extra help

Looking for a flexible opportunity to contribute to your community? 

The City of Shoreline is hiring for Extra Help positions!

Current Job Openings:
  • Specialized Recreation Specialist
  • Camp Director
  • Assistant Camp Director (up to 9 positions available at various locations)
  • Youth Outreach Leader
  • Grounds Maintenance Seasonal Laborer


Sound Transit launches onboard passenger survey focused on travel behavior and demographics

Graphic courtesy Sound Transit
Over the next several months, Sound Transit will conduct a survey onboard select bus, Sounder, and light rail routes in the Puget Sound region. This will include select Community Transit and King County Metro routes. 

From April through fall 2024, survey participants will help transit planners understand who rides transit, their origins and destinations, and trip purpose — all to inform transit planning and transit demand modeling.

Surveyors will wear blue vests and a badge with a transit agency logo. They’ll use tablet computers to select participants at random and administer the survey. Paper surveys will be available if necessary. 

All personal information will be removed from all records kept by Sound Transit, and the results will be aggregated to ensure participant privacy and anonymity. Later, Sound Transit will share survey results with the public.

To increase participation in the survey, riders who can’t complete it when approached will be offered options for a follow-up interview. While the survey contains some questions about personal characteristics, surveyors don’t ask about personally identifiable information such as Social Security or bank account numbers.

 More information about the survey here

Sound Transit is required to collect specific demographic data about passengers including race, household income, and language proficiency to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This information is submitted to the Federal Transit Administration approximately every five years.

Sound Transit builds and operates regional transit services throughout the urban areas of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Transit services include light rail, commuter trains, express buses, and their associated stations and facilities.


Route 372 to be deleted; “very frustrating” says Lake Forest Park Mayor

A map from Metro’s website shows planned Shoreline and Lake Forest Park bus routes

By Oliver Moffat

At the Thursday, April 11 Lake Forest Park regular meeting the city council reviewed planned bus route changes from King County Metro.

Route 372 from Bothell to the University District will be deleted in 2025.

A screenshot shows Lake Forest Park Mayor Tom French expressing frustration over the deletion of route 372 to the University District 

In comments, Mayor Tom French said, 

“l, for one, I'm gonna be mourning the loss of that direct bus service. And as the Council has so consistently said, this community is really losing out again in the midst of all this expansion in other areas. 
"And it's very disappointing… once again, Lake Forest Park is a drive through and it's very frustrating for us…”

A map from King County Metro’s website shows the planned Metro Flex zone

Metro will add Metro Flex service in Lake Forest Park, north Kenmore, Brier and southeast Mountlake Terrace that allows riders to use an app to hail a minivan to get a ride within the service area.

There will continue to be no bus service in Lake Forest Park south of Ballinger Way and west of Bothell Way.


Beautiful landscaping

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Photo by Lee Lageschulte
Lee found this display in the Richmond Beach neighborhood. I'm going to venture a guess and say that it's an azalea.

But unless you want to plant one, you can admire it without knowing its name..

--Diane Hettrick


Hamlin Park Cardio Walk Wednesday April 17, 2024

Hamlin Park trail
Photo by Janet Way

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 10:00am  - Hamlin Park Cardio Walk

Ready to step up the pace and get a good workout? Enjoy some Cardio exercise outside with friends and nature. We will meet at 10am between the Hamlin picnic shelter and bathrooms for moderate paced laps through the NE section of Hamlin Park which includes hills and stairs. 

Wear sneakers with good traction and get ready to sweat!

  • Walk is approximately: 1-2 miles / 45 min.
  • Walk Rating: Difficult (faster pace with some steep hills and uneven ground)
  • Meet at: Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Ave NE, Shoreline (2nd parking lot on left, meet near picnic shelter) "Hamlin Park Road"
  • Leader: Beth
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.

A full list of walks here


Interurban Trail to Echo Lake - Family & Stroller Walk Friday April 19, 2024

Visit Barbara Jeanne the Turtle at Echo Lake Park
Friday, April 19, 2024, 10:00am
Interurban Trail to Echo Lake - Family & Stroller Walk

Meet at Shorenorth Cooperative Preschool and enjoy a family friendly 3 mile round trip walk along the Interurban Trail up to Echo Lake Park. 

We’ll stop for some playtime on the new playground before heading back to the Preschool. 

This walk is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs. All ages welcome.

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.


Echo Lake History Walk & Talk Saturday and Sunday

Echo Lake Park and Interurban Trail

The neighborhood walks have become so popular that the Echo Lake History Walk is scheduled on both Saturday April 20, 2024 AND Sunday April 21, 2024.

Saturday is at 10am and Sunday is at 1pm. They will be the same route and presentation.

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.

A full list of walks here

Echo Lake History Walk & Talk

Learn some Shoreline history as we walk completely around Echo Lake. There will be longer stops than usual to hear about history and look at old photographs and maps. 

Afterwards there will be an optional extension to walk on the old Trunk Road route for those who want a longer walk. We may walk all the way to the Crista to see the old 1914 Tudor-style administration building.

Come 15 minutes early if you would like to tour the Native Plant Garden. It was planted by fourth grade students in 2009 - 2011 and is maintained by student volunteers.

  • Walk is approximately: 1.5 miles/1.5 hour. Optional extensions are 1.5 miles or 2.5 miles more.
  • Walk Rating: Easy (History Walk) Moderate (Extended Walk)
  • Meet at: Echo Lake Elementary School, 19345 Wallingford Ave N
  • Park on 195th Street, near the Echo Lake School Native Plant Garden.
  • Walk Leader: Donna


185th closed with little notice; Metro bus 348 rerouted without notice

A map from an emailed notice from Sound Transit shows a detour for drivers.

By Oliver Moffat

Sound Transit has closed 185th St between 5th and 8th Ave for two weeks but provided little notice causing frustration from residents. 

Metro’s 348 has been re-routed to bypass the closure without notifying riders.

On Saturday morning, a small, inconspicuous notice appeared buried in the back pages of The Seattle Times.

Sound Transit closed 185th between 5th and 8th Ave. Again.

Which day exactly the closure would occur was not specified: “as early as Monday, April 15, but no sooner than 3 days after this posting,” the notice said.

Residents on social media expressed frustration and confusion as to whether the closure would be for 24-hours or for two weeks.

185th will be closed for two weeks.

Neighbors on social media wondered which 5th Ave Sound Transit was talking about given that 5th runs on the east-side of I5 south of 185th and continues on the westside to the north.

5th Ave remains open on both sides of I5 heading both north and south.

Pedestrians and bicyclists will be able to get through the construction area.

Metro’s 348 bus is running on an unannounced detour and riders had no notice.

On Sunday afternoon, two bus drivers making the run across town from North City to Richmond Beach were unaware of the impending detour. And riders aboard the 348 expressed a mixture of frustration and resignation.

A map from Metro’s trip planner website shows incorrect route information (blue) with actual route (green) and road closure (red)

On Monday morning, an email from Sound Transit was sent to subscribers that said, “some bus routes may be affected. Please check the King County Metro website for details.”

By Monday night, there was still no service alert on Metro’s 348 page and Metro’s trip planner website was showing the 348 bus running along the closed section of 185th as usual.

A 348 Metro driver making the cross-town town run on Monday night was unfazed and simply cut over 180th and went up 5th Ave to bypass the closure.

Emails with questions sent to the city of Shoreline, Sound Transit, and Metro transit were not answered on the weekend.

Mid-day Monday, a response from the City Manager's office sent to the Editor said this:

"This is a Lynnwood Link Extension construction closure by Sound Transit. They updated their website today with information about the work that will be completed at

"The closure notice states that the end date will be April 29 which is an error. It must be reopened by April 28.

"The project coordinator listed on the classified ad is the best contact for this work: Jaybee Ragudo, or 206-701-1469."

The project coordinator has not responded. However, a reader who lives two blocks from the worksite sent a copy of a flyer that was left at her door.

The first sentence reads:
As early as Monday April 15, Sound Transit will be doing work that requires a full 24-hour road closure of NE 185th St from 5th Ave NE to 8th Ave NE as part of the implementation of the new NE 185th St road alignment.

It is not until the next to last sentence that it says "When: Monday, April 15 through Monday, April 29"

Another reader reported attending an information session where they were informed there would be a two-week closure at some time in the future.


One flower might be pretty, together they are amazing

Monday, April 15, 2024

Recycled glass art at Echo Lake Elementary

Spring is here and flowers are blooming including the new art installation at Echo Lake Elementary at  19345 Wallingford Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133.

This year's PTA Family Art Night used recycled bottles and materials to create this colorful new piece to decorate the fence off of 193rd that surrounds the Native Plant Garden. 

Fence near 193rd

The kids (and parents) had fun painting the outside of bottles that were later heated which created the curled petal effect. It’s always a joy to watch families and friends be creative side by side and then ohhhh and ahh over other people’s work. 

The collaborative nature helps bring the school community together and shows how while one flower might be pretty, together they are amazing.

--Story and photos by Kaija Dalan


Looking Back: The Linden apartment fire of 2021

A 2021 fire raged through all four stories of the Linden Highlands Apartments, trapping elderly and disabled residents inside.
On April 14, 2021, around 11:30pm, Shoreline Police Officers were dispatched to the Linden Highlands Apartments at 17520 Linden Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133 for a suspicious circumstances call. Multiple callers heard what they thought were gunshots.

The first Officers on the scene quickly realized the sound was breaking glass. An apartment fire had fully engulfed the first floor and was quickly spreading to all four stories.

Shoreline Fire was quickly on the scene but the fire had spread quickly.
Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire
Officers from Shoreline entered the apartment building and began to evacuate numerous elderly and disabled residents who could not escape their apartment units without help. Kenmore Police and Metro Transit Detectives were nearby and joined the rescue efforts.

Emergency response from all nearby fire departments.
Photo KCSO
Lake Forest Park officers came in to assist, helping some residents to evacuate the building, handing out blankets and looking after the displaced residents until the Red Cross could arrive. They prevented an intoxicated and agitated resident from re-entering the fire.

Emergency vehicles from Shoreline, Kenmore, Seattle, Lake Forest Park, Bothell, Woodinville, and Snohomish county responded to the scene.

When Shoreline Fire arrived on the scene, the Battalion Chief yelled to the Officers to get out of the building because of how quickly the fire was spreading. 

Officers yelled back that there were still people trapped inside and ran back into the burning building.

Fire stayed on scene to take care of any remaining hot spots which could restart the fire.
Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire
These officers and Detectives placed their own lives in extreme danger to help save numerous residents.

Four Officers were transported to Harborview Hospital for smoke inhalation. Two Officers were admitted overnight, but thankfully, they all fully recovered and returned to full duty.

Miraculously there were no serious injuries or fatalities. If it weren't for the heroic actions of these first responders, this would not have been the same outcome. Over 45 families were displaced because of this fire.

Shoreline Fire Chief Matt Cowan wrote a letter to Shoreline Police Chief Shawn Ledford.

I know that I had the opportunity to thank many of the Officers personally at your incident debriefing on the 20th, but I felt compelled to follow that up with a letter of commendation. I listened to the incident and have discussed the call with a few different Officers that were at the fire. 

It seems very clear to me that not only did the Officers go above and beyond in their duties, but that they saved lives that night. And at risk to their own lives with four of them needing to go to the hospital. The residents in the complex were very blessed that the Officers were there on a separate incident when this fire broke out otherwise this fire could have been tragic.  

I do not want to minimize the damage that was done by the fire, but over the years I have seen incidents that would have resulted in far worse outcomes if it wasn’t for the actions of a few. This is one of them. Please pass along my sincere thanks to the Officers, and their Commanders for their heroic actions. 

At the first meeting after the fire, Shoreline Mayor Will Hall, on behalf of the city council, said thank you to the police and firefighters who responded to the huge fire at the Linden Apartments. 

"There were 16 deputies from Shoreline, Kenmore and Metro Transit who showed up and risked their own lives saving the lives of people living in those apartments. In the course of doing that, four of the police officers were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. We wish the best to these officers and everyone else who was affected by this fire."

From left: Acting Shoreline Police Chief Ryan Abbott, Officer Justin Camplin, MPO Terry Ater, Sheriff Cole-Tindall at the presentation of the Medal of Valor award

King County Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall awarded Shoreline Officer Justin Camplin and Master Police Officer Terry Ater the Medal of Valor, the highest award.

Sgt Jaimes Deer receiving the Sheriff's Star award from Acting Shoreline Police Chief Ryan Abbott and King County Sheriff Patti Cole-Tindall

Shoreline Police Officers received the Sheriff's Star award

She awarded the following Shoreline Police Officers the department's second highest award, the Sheriff's Star;
  • Sgt Jaime Deer,
  • Sgt Tanner Owens,
  • Deputy Ryan Fenton,
  • Deputy Kimberly Swanson,
  • Deputy Alex Glavin,
  • MPO Cary Coblantz,
  • Kenmore Officer Matt Toscano
  • Metro Transit Detective Gerry Meyer,
  • Metro Transit Detective Matt Volpe
  • Metro Transit Detective Ben Emmons
Fire investigators discovered that the fire was caused by faulty wiring in a first floor apartment.


Travels with Charlie: Full “Dude” mode along the Sound today

Charlie, looking his best
Taking advantage of a beautiful day while gathering parts for a project. We were at Home Depot so after headed to the Sound for a stroll.

Charlie was in Full “Dude” mode along the Sound today. He greeted some dogs and flirted with serval ladies…

He’s figured out who to flirt with.

They’d say: Oh..You’re so handsome. What kinda dog are you?

I answer a Cocker-Doodle-Doo.

He gives a few loving hand licks, a smile and looks to the next person he can greet and as if to say “Hello, what a day!”


Gordon Snyder


Shoreline, WA to mark Education and Sharing Day, calling for renewed focus on moral and ethical education

Mayor Chris Roberts has proclaimed April 19, 2024, to be “Education and Sharing Day, Shoreline, WA”. With a growing mental health crisis and crisis of purpose among young people, Education and Sharing Day seeks to highlight the critical need for moral and ethical education.

Education and Sharing Day is a day of national commemoration that has been designated by every president beginning with Jimmy Carter in 1978, to promote and emphasize the importance of moral and ethical education. 

It was championed by the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, known as the most influential Rabbi in modern history. Congress passed a joint resolution, and President Carter then signed it into law, designating the day of the Rebbe’s birthday as Education and Sharing Day.

In his correspondence with President Carter, the Rebbe laid out his vision of Education and Sharing Day as a time to focus on “Education in a broader and deeper sense — not merely as a process of imparting knowledge and training for a "better living," but for a "better life," with due emphasis on character building, and moral & ethical values.”

Each president since Carter, as well as numerous local legislatures, governors and mayors nationwide, annually recognize and proclaim Education and Sharing Day.

In President Biden’s 2022 proclamation, he expressed the impact such an education has on broader society. “The Rebbe’s work reminds us, in the words of the Prophet Amos, to “hate evil, love good, and establish justice in the gate.” 
We each share a responsibility to live up to those words — in and out of the classroom — and to plant the seeds of love, kindness, and empathy in the hearts and minds of every child in America.

Everyone is encouraged to observe Education and Sharing Day through setting aside time to reflect on how to enhance the moral and ethical education of our youth and increasing in acts of goodness and kindness.

More information on the life and work of the Rebbe here

About Chabad Jewish Center of Shoreline

Chabad offers Jewish education, community and social services for people of all ages, backgrounds, and affiliations based on the Rebbe’s vision. For more information, contact Chabad at or visit online at


Continuing Education: Beginning Conversational Japanese

Japanese: Beginning Conversational

Learn basic Japanese phrases, greetings, and easy conversation along with insight into Japanese culture and customs. With expert language teacher Earle Oda.

Dates: Thursdays 4/18/2024 - 6/13/2024
Times: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Fee: $99.00

The class is taught online as part of Shoreline Community College's Continuing Education department.


Continuing Education: Understanding Computer Basics

The Continuing Education department of Shoreline Community College is offering a course on Understanding Computer Basics.

It will be held on campus at 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline WA 98133 in Building 1300 on Wednesdays 4/17/2024 - 5/1/2024 from 6 - 8pm.

The instructor is former Shoreline Area News columnist Brian Boston.

Understanding Macs/ PCs, tablets, and smartphones starts with what you already know. 

Even if you use your personal computer, phone or device every day you will learn something new. 

Don't be afraid - Brian Boston can help you find and fill those knowledge gaps and build your confidence as a user of today’s technical tools. 

Please bring your laptop or other personal device to the class. Beginning and returning students are welcome!


Shoreline Rotary meets April 17, 2024 in person and on Zoom

Meeting is in building 9000 "student union" on this map

Join Shoreline Rotary for a hybrid meeting on Zoom and in-person with coffee and donuts at the In-Person part on Wednesday morning, April 17, 2024, in the Quiet Dining Room in Building 9000, the Pagoda Union Building at Shoreline Community College 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline WA 98133.

Enter Campus through the main gate off Greenwood Ave N. Parking is available in the Visitor, Staff, and Student parking lots to your immediate left as you pass the bus stop and turn up the hill. Parking passes are currently NOT required.

Speakers will be members Clarita Bhat and Bill MacCully, who will share updates regarding the Rotary International and Club Foundations.

Although masks are now optional, our club policy is to encourage those who feel they need to continue to wear masks to do so, either inside or outside in groups.

You may arrive as early as 7:00am at the college location.

ZOOM Instructions

Shoreline Rotary Club Meeting
Time: Zoom will open at 7:15am

Join Zoom Meeting following this link

Or enter Meeting ID and Passcode as prompted.

Meeting ID: 896 9854 5411
Passcode: 255516

Or you can call in on your phone and follow the instructions for entering the Meeting ID and Passcode:
+1-253-215-8782 US - local


Goat herd hired for regular gig at Pan Terra Pump Station in Shoreline

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Pan Terra Pump Station at 185th and Dayton
Map courtesy City of Shoreline

Our favorite goat herd has been hired for a regular gig at the Pan Terra Pump Station (see map - I'd never heard of it either).

Steep hills are perfect for goats
N 185th and Dayton Ave N

Weather permitting, Ed Portnow and Earth Craft Services goats will be at the pump station at N 185th and Dayton Ave N once a month on either the first or second Monday of the month.

Fortunately there is room for a few cars to pull off the street.

--Diane Hettrick


Shoreline Police capture car thief using a helicopter and LoJack

KCSO vehicles box in the suspect vehicle
Photo courtesy KCSO

This week Shoreline and Metro officers apprehended a suspect in possession of a stolen Toyota. 

Thanks to the KCSO Guardian One helicopter and the use of LoJack technology, officers were able to track down this SUV vehicle and arrest the driver without incident. 

They turned in to the parking lot of the Family Pancake House on SR99 in Edmonds, just north of the King county / Shoreline border and were quickly boxed in by half a dozen KCSO vehicles.

The vehicle has been returned to the owner.


LFP Police recover stolen vehicle and arrest a suspect

Stolen vehicle recovered by LFP PD in Town Center. The teenaged passenger was arrested bu the driver escaped. Photo courtesy LFP PD 

Wednesday afternoon, April 10, 2024 LFP Police officers were notified of a recklessly driven vehicle on Bothell Way NE that turned into the lower LFP Mall area. The reckless vehicle was a reported stolen car from Seattle.

Within 90 seconds of dispatch, the stolen vehicle was located in front of the Rite Aid store, backed into a parking stall.

At nearly the same time, two juvenile male suspects exited the store carrying stolen bottles of alcohol.

Both suspects started to quickly flee the area. The passenger suspect of the stolen vehicle was stopped and detained by officers while the driver suspect fled into the mall. Despite a detailed search by assisting Bothell PD officers, the juvenile driver suspect was not found.

The detained suspect was positively identified by Rite Aid personnel, formally arrested, and a bottle of alcohol with a security cap still attached was located and returned to the store. The juvenile, who was also in possession of a cannabis smoking device, was identified with an ID card, and it was learned that he had just been released from juvenile custody for possessing a stolen vehicle, shoplifting, and possibly other charges.

Due to the Washington state laws regarding juveniles, the in-custody juvenile could not be questioned about the identity of his juvenile accomplice who was driving the stolen vehicle. The arrested juvenile, who will be criminally charged for theft, was processed, and was released to his parent as the juvenile justice center would not take custody.

The owner of the recovered stolen vehicle came to LFP, found the vehicle interior damaged but happily took possession of his stolen vehicle.


Jobs: WSDOT Facilities Maintenance Senior Specialist Supervisor (MM4)

Facilities Maintenance Senior Specialist Supervisor (MM4)
Shoreline, WA – Northwest Region
$73,705 – $85,532 Annually

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is currently seeking a Facilities Maintenance Senior Specialist Supervisor (Maintenance Mechanic 4) to join our team. This critical position involves organizing, directing, and performing preventative and corrective maintenance for facilities and sites. The appointee will supervise and train lower-level trades personnel while fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Collaboration with other technicians and prioritizing safety in all activities are paramount in this role. Join us in contributing to safe, reliable, and efficient transportation options for communities and businesses.

Job description and application


Jobs: WSDOT Work Zone Traffic Engineer (TE3)

Work Zone Traffic Engineer (TE3)
Shoreline, WA – Northwest Region
$76,179 – $102,475 Annually

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is currently seeking a Work Zone Traffic Engineer (Transportation Engineer 3) to play a crucial role in ensuring safe and efficient transportation options in Washington State. 

This position prioritizes fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment while supporting WSDOT's mission. As the NWR Work Zone Traffic Engineer, the selected candidate will oversee traffic control design and strategies for WSDOT projects, adhering to national and state standards. 

Their expertise will contribute to reduced congestion and improved safety within work zones, enhancing corridor operations during closures. Join us in making impactful contributions to community safety and economic vitality through innovative transportation solutions.

Job description and application


Lilac time

Photo by Lee Wolfe

It’s lilac time in the neighborhood. The scent is heavenly and the colors vary from white to deep magenta.

From Better Homes & Gardens: 

“White lilacs represent purity and innocence, while purple lilacs symbolize spirituality. If the blooms edge more on the blue side of the color wheel, they symbolize happiness and tranquility. Magenta lilacs symbolize love and passion.”
--Lee Wolfe


BEWARE: NE 185th from 5th to 8th NE across the freeway may be closed on Monday

NE 185th overpass on Saturday, April 13, 2024 showing the current traffic revisions.
Photo by Carl Dinse

By Diane Hettrick

Do you read the classified notices in The Seattle Times? I don't.

Fortunately, I have readers who do and who sent me this notice of a two week closure of NE 185th from 5th to 8th NE (at the 185th Transit Center) - starting Monday

Published in The Seattle Times classified section Saturday, April 13, 2024
Text transcribed below

No one seems to know about it except the staffer who published the notice. My primary contact at Sound Transit wasn't aware of any closure notices. The City of Shoreline didn't publish any notices - and they just recently published information about other projects and closures.

Since it's a 24 hour line, I called the phone number in the notice and talked to a nice lady who told me that she couldn't find anything - and the calls she expects to field are complaints about bright lights and noise - not major closure announcements.

I also emailed the staffer whose name is in the notice, but he has a 9-5 M-F job and may get back to me on Monday.

As many of you know, 185th east of Aurora is a major commuter route to North City and Lake Forest Park - and soon to the Shoreline North / 185th Sound Transit Station. It is one of only three east - west roads in Shoreline, with 205th and 145th, both of which have their own construction issues.

185th has been challenging enough, with the constant road reconfigurations, but at least drivers with some patience were able to get across the freeway. A complete closure with no notice is a completely different scenario.

Text of notice:

City of Shoreline. 2 week closure of NE 185th Street for Restoration Work.
As early as Monday, April 15, but no sooner than 3 days after this posting Sound Transit will be performing a full closure NE 185th Street between 5th Ave NE and 8th Ave NE as part of the implementation of the new NE 185th Street road alignment. The work includes an updated roadway, curbs and roundabout. This closure will be in place as early as Monday, April 15 through Monday, April 29.
Pedestrian and bike access will be maintained. Local access to residences will be maintained during work. Follow posted signage for access and detours. If the work is delayed a new notice will be distributed.
Contact us:
Community Engagement: or 206-701-1469
After-hours construction: 888-298-2395


Continuing Education: Photography Series: Let there be Light

Light is at the heart of photography. 

In order to create a successful image, you need proper lighting that determines not only brightness and darkness, but also tone, mood and the atmosphere with the vibrancy of color and luminosity on your subjects. 

Learn about lighting types, characteristics, different applications and filters, and how to control the light in your photographs from professional photographer Juan Aguilera. 

This class is also perfect for film students!
  • Dates: Tuesday 4/16/2024 - 5/14/2024
  • Times: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Fee: $159.00
Register here

This class is part of Shoreline Community College's Continuing Education department. Classes are held on campus at 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Building 1300, Room 1302.


2024 Theatre Scholarships from Edmonds Driftwood Players

Edmonds Driftwood Players, a nonprofit community theatre, is proud to announce our 2024 Scholarship program. 

Students applying to the scholarship program will be considered for the following 2024 scholarships: 
  • one $1,000 Ralph Eaton Technical Scholarship, 
  • one $1,000 Theatre Arts Scholarship, and 
  • one $500 AC & Norma Gehrig Memorial Scholarship. 
All theatre majors are welcome to apply, but technical degrees will receive priority for the Ralph Eaton Technical Theatre scholarship. Scholarships may be used toward tuition at any college, university, or technical school in the United States.

Deadline for 2024 Scholarship Applications: June 2, 2024 (by 11:59pm)

Submit via email to:

Student eligibility rules:
  • Be a graduating high school senior or currently attending college
  • Have a permanent residence (usually where their parents live) in Snohomish or King Counties
  • Have demonstrated interest and consistent participation in the theatrical/technical arts and intend to pursue further education in theatre arts (performing or technical) in a college, university or technical school
  • There is no limit on the number of years the student can apply during their college attendance
Applicants are required to submit the following documentation for consideration
  • Applicant name, current address, phone number, and e-mail address (If a minor, then parent/guardian name(s) and address(s) are also required)
  • Name of your current school, and name of counselor/advisor
  • Intended college/university/technical school for fall 2024
  • A list/resume of shows (noting role or production position) in which you have participated
  • A letter of recommendation from a drama teacher or another theatre mentor
  • An essay of 300-500 words about your interest in theatre arts and what you plan to study
  • A list of high school or college extracurricular activities, and any awards or honors received (if not already mentioned in your essay)
  • Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable) of grades, including the 1st semester of senior year or latest quarter/semester of college
Recipients will be selected through an evaluation of the above information as to content, presentation, and completeness. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for awards. It is recommended to submit all required documents at the same time as your application. 

If your school or mentor would like to submit documents directly to EDP, that is acceptable as long as we receive them by the application deadline. We will not be able to follow-up with individuals regarding missing pieces of their application packets.

The Ralph Eaton Technical Theatre Scholarship was started in 2011 by the family of Ralph Eaton, who was a beloved, long-time volunteer and friend to many at the theatre. The AC & Norma Gehrig Memorial Scholarship was started in 2024 by Keith Gehrig to honor his parents. The Theatre Arts Scholarship is an EDP tradition since 1988.

Edmonds Driftwood Players is a volunteer-based, non-profit community theatre with the mission to produce live theatre that entertains, enriches, and engages the community. Established in 1958, it is one of the oldest operating community theatres in Washington State.


Shorecrest tennis vs Mountlake Terrace 4-11-2024

Photo by Kristi Lin
Girls varsity tennis
Shorecrest vs Mountlake Terrace
at Kellogg M.S.
Shorecrest 5 - MLT 2

  • Katarina Moye (M) def. Lily Haessler 6-1, 6-3; 
  • Zoe Greenweig (S) def. Angela Grachev 6-0, 6-0; 
  • Megan McMullen (S) def. Heran Legesse 6-2, 6-0;
  • Clara Loveless (M) def. Haneen Faraj 4-6, 5-7
  • Lauren Kajimura-Sophie Schmitz (S) def. Tramanh Ho-Ahna Elseberry 6-1, 6-1; 
  • Mia Halset-Thayer Katahara-Stewart (S) def. Ninjin Naranbaatar-Jenna Oh 6-2, 6-0, 
  • Brittany Morales-Talla Gates def. Camden Curtis-Jaya Dean 6-0, 6-0
Coach: Rob Mann


Town & Country Market's April recipe Simply Strawberry Cake

Simply Strawberry Cake
Photo courtesy T&C Market

Recipe of the Month from Town & Country Market
Simply Strawberry Cake

Perfectly ripe and seasonal strawberries turn this cake into a dreamy dessert. Enjoy each bite 'cause this dish won't last long!

You can serve this with a dollop of yogurt or whipped cream and extra fresh strawberries.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Yield: 8 Servings

2 c flour
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
½ c butter, room temperature
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 c yogurt or sour cream
¼ c milk
1 tsp lemon zest
1 pound fresh strawberries, tops removed and sliced
Powdered sugar for garnish


Preheat oven to 350˚. Prepare 9-inch cake pan with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl whisk together flour, salt and baking powder.

In a separate larger bowl beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Mix in eggs one at a time to butter and sugar mixture. Add vanilla.

Add yogurt, milk, and lemon zest. Mix well.

Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just incorporated. Don’t over mix.

Add half of your batter to prepared pan. Top with half of your prepared strawberries.

Add rest of batter and top with remaining strawberries. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool in pan for at least 15 minutes then remove and dust with powdered sugar to serve.

Shoreline Town & Country Market is located on the upper level of Shoreline Place at 15505 Westminster Way N, Shoreline, WA 98133


YMCA of Greater Seattle sets kids up for a healthy start to the summer at Healthy Kids Day

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is thrilled to announce its annual Healthy Kids Day® event, which will be held on April 20, 2024 beginning at 10a.m. 

This event will be held across 12 locations throughout Greater Seattle. As a free event open to the public, the Healthy Kids Day® event provides many family-friendly activities to foster healthy kids and families and ensure a vibrant and healthy kickoff to the upcoming summer season.

Dale Turner Family YMCA 19290 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline
Featured Activities
  • Bounce House
  • Climbing Wall
  • Family ZUMBA®
Northshore YMCA 11811 NE 195th St, Bothell
Featured Activities
  • WhatsSup Stand Up Paddle Surf and Kayaks
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Mario Racing
  • Gaga Ball
  • Rock Painting
  • Mini Pickleball
University Family YMCA
University Heights Center Park: 5001 University Way NE, Seattle
Featured Activities
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Kids ZUMBA®
The 2024 sponsors [LY1] of this year's event are centered around transforming fun and play into lasting memories. Attendees can look forward to engaging in activities that promote health and wellness among children and their families. The activities vary by location. Families can expect snack ideas, water safety, sports challenges, bounce houses, and arts and crafts.

Loria Yeadon, CEO of YMCA Greater Seattle, shared her thoughts on this event: " Children must remain engaged in physical and mental activities throughout the summer months. At the YMCA, we're passionate about providing families with the resources to develop and maintain healthy habits all year. Healthy Kids Day is a signature free event encouraging families to explore and participate in many fun, healthful Y activities, fostering community connection and wellness. "

The YMCA's signature Healthy Kids Day event is free, where we encourage families to explore and participate in many fun, healthy Y activities, fostering community connection and wellness. If you don't have a Y membership, this is a perfect time to join and get the entire family moving and connected with your neighbors in the community. Join us!

For more details or to sponsor this annual event, please contact the YMCA of Greater Seattle at or our website.

About the YMCA of Greater Seattle

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is the Northwest’s leading nonprofit organization strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Founded in 1876, the Y reaches more than 206,632 people of all backgrounds, abilities, and financial circumstances annually through 14 branches, three overnight camp properties, and more than 200 program sites throughout King, south Snohomish and Lewis counties. Visit

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