Photo: Guess what's blooming?

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Yup. It's tulip time in the Skagit Valley. Red, pink, fuchsia, yellow - fields and fields of tulips.


LFP Council to vote on cluster housing and review plans for 5 Acre Woods

The Lake Forest Park city council meets Thursday, April 26 at 7pm at City Hall 17425 Ballinger Way NE, 98155.

The meeting will be preceded by a volunteer reception.

The Watershed Company will present the preliminary plans for 5 Acre Woods.

The council will vote on a moratorium on cluster housing. (See staff documents).


Antique doll and toy sale Saturday at Nile

The antique and collectible doll and toy show is this Saturday, April 28, from 10am to 3pm at the Nile Golf and Country Club 6601 244th St SW, Mountlake Terrace (SR 104 / 205th NE in Shoreline).

Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for kids 2-5 years old.

Doll and toy evaluations by Antiques Roadshow Appraiser.


Rainy City Riff Raff big band at Third Place Commons Saturday evening

The Rainy City Riff Raff big band will be performing a lively mix of dance music at the Third Place Commons on Saturday, April 28, beginning at 7:30 pm.

It's a free family event and everyone's encouraged to come down to have fun and dance the night away!

The Riff Raff features two local LFP residents - Mike "Zeppy" Zittle on drums and Dan Benson on bass. As a special bonus, Zep's daughter, Vivian, will be performing as a guest drummer with the band!

Third Place Commons, upper level Town Center, Ballinger Way.


$30,000 in scholarship funds available to students enrolled in residential construction programs

Deadline to Apply is April 30, 2018

Nearly 82 percent of construction businesses struggle to find qualified skilled labor, according to a 2017 survey conducted by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) and Redfin. This labor shortage, area companies say, is a factor in too few homes being constructed and contributes to higher home prices.

In the effort to develop skilled labor for the industry, bring more homes to market, and help ease the costs of housing, MBAKS is working to attract more high school and college-level students to exciting careers in the construction and trades industries through education programs and scholarships.

Each year, MBAKS offers $30,000 in scholarships to students seeking education related to the homebuilding industry and who are enrolled at qualifying technical, community college, and university-level programs within Washington state. Students can apply here.

Founded in 1909, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties has grown to become the largest residential home builders association in the United States. With nearly 3,000 member companies, the association is dedicated to membership value, housing advocacy, community service, and financial stewardship throughout the Puget Sound region.


Prohibition and Your Ancestors at the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society May 2

"Prohibition and Your Ancestors" is the topic of the 1hr program to be presented by Kent Morgan at the May 2 meeting of the Sno-Isle Genealogical Society.

Mr.Morgan is a motivational speaker and researcher. A brief meeting starts at 6:30pm with the program at 7pm.

The venue is the LDS Family History Center at 22015 48th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA. Guests are welcome.

For more information call 425-775-6267 Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, 11-3pm.

Free Beginning Genealogy Class is the first Saturday of the month May 5, 10-11am, at the Sno-Isle Genealogical Research Library, 19827 Poplar Way, Heritage Park, Lynnwood. If you just want to get started with your research or need organization tips, this is for you. For more information call 425-775-6267 Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, 11-3pm.


Scene on the Sound: Raising Cain

A fireboat on display
Photo by Jan Hansen

It’s another beautiful Shoreline morning. The sailboats are coming in like colorful butterflies. A familiar vessel is also displaying her special skills; today she looks like a fire fighter.

This 30 foot rescue vessel was a joint project of the Edmonds Police Department, Port of Edmonds, and the Edmonds Fire Department. The money for purchase was granted by the Department of Emergency Management.

Since then the Edmonds Fire Department consolidated with Fire District 1 which has assumed ownership. Charles W. Cain was an Edmonds firefighter, and Marine 16 is named in his memory.

--Jan Hansen


King County Information Technology hosts Government Hackfest at Amazon

Virtual assistants
King County Information Technology and Amazon Web Services partnered on a two-day government Hack-a-thon to create government products that live in the Cloud, are aggressively analyzed, and get support from increasingly popular virtual assistants like Alexa.

More than 150 government team members from Seattle, King County, City of Bellevue, Snohomish County and others are developing products.

The most viable projects included:
  • An Alexa-type assistant that directly connects users to King County services like pet licensing or a Public Health clinic.
  • An Alexa-type assistant that will provide a verbal explanation of the Voter’s Guide or content in an initiative. This allows visually impaired voters to get official voter information delivered in a way that works best for them.
  • Predictive analytics to maximize appointment bookings at King County Public Health clinics. The information could be used to identify barriers to keeping appointments.
  • Real-time sentiment analysis of twitter feeds during large scale emergencies. Negative sentiments can be quickly identified to find an urgent, but currently unknown, issue like a closed road or health emergency. 

“People need nothing less than the best from their government,” said Tanya Hannah, King County Chief Information Officer. “We are excited to leverage the private sector expertise in our own backyard to deliver exceptional products for our community.”

King County will move the top projects quickly into production.


Shoreline Community Movie: "Embrace" - from a body-hater to a body-lover

When Body Image Activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photo in 2013 it was seen by more than 100 million people worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy.

EMBRACE follows Taryn’s crusade as she explores the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies.

This topic is so relevant and body image affects all of us in some way.

"A funny, touching, at times gut wrenching but above all, life changing documentary, the heart of Embrace is Taryn’s story. How she went from a body hater to a body lover. From being devastated by her perceived ugliness to proudly posing nude for the whole world to see."

Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 3-5pm at the Shoreline Conference Center Shoreline Room (north end), 18560 1st Ave NE, 98155.

Kid friendly, wheelchair accessible.

Suggested $5 donation online here.

Child care available for $10. Register here


Shorecrest tennis Wednesday

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WesCo 2A/3A varsity girls tennis
4-25-18  at Edmonds-Woodway High School

Shorecrest 4 - Edmonds-Woodway 3

Shorecrest won all their singles matches and lost all their doubles to inch by Ed-Way by 1, improving their overall records to 9-1.

Shorecrest players listed first


  1. Kate Ivens vs Olivia Olson 6-0  6-2  W
  2. Sophie Ivens v Leona Akilipi  6-3  6-0  W
  3. Anna Burke v Nicole Ung  6-3  6-2  W
  4. Bella Saunders v Mari Lekrezi  6-1  6-0  W

  1. Sydney Leek / Coco Hart v Hailey Rehmfeldt  1-6  1-6  L
  2. Emma Leek / Cindy Luo v Maria Thal / Christabel Jamison  3-6  2-6  L
  3. Hannah Cote / Alyssa Oshiro v Rosemary Chang / Alice Sonn  1-6  2-6
--Rob Mann


Shorewood tennis Wednesday

WesCo South Tennis 4/25/18
at Shorewood



  1. Bretta Peterson SW def. Hope Nakata MD 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
  2. Maddie Bong SW def. Jodhi James MD 6-3, 6-3
  3. Isabel Reonal MD def. Brynn Morrison SW 6-2, 6-3
  4. Hana Berisha MD def. Shay Ryder SW 6-1, 6-0
  1. Katie Taylor / Emily McDowell SW def. Kaitlyn Robinson / Jamie Christianson MD 6-0, 6-2
  2. Tess Galley / Nicole Nelson SW def. Sofia Tang / Janelle de los Reyes MD 6-3, 6-2
  3. Rachel Davis / Ella Parks MD def. Samantha Rand / Samantha Combs SW 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
Shorewood defeated Meadowdale 4-3 to improve their league record to 4-2 and 6- 5 overall.

T-Bird number 1 Bretta Peterson won her third set to clinch the team victory. Maddie Bong also won for the T-Birds at number 2 singles in straight sets. Shorewood took two of three doubles matches with wins at number 1 by Katie Taylor and Emily McDowell and at number 2 by Tess Galley and Nicole Nelson.

Shorewood hosts Mountlake Terrace on Friday April 27th with matches starting at 3:30pm.

--Arnie Moreno


Call for Artists & Crafters: Apply by 5/22 for LFP Farmers Market Crafts Day

Applications are now being accepted from Washington artists and crafters to participate in the 2018 Crafts Day at the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market, which will take place on Sunday, July 15.

Crafts Day is a once-per-summer special addition to the regular LFP Farmers Market, which takes place every Sunday from 10am to 3pm in front of Lake Forest Park Town Center and regularly attracts 7,000-9,000 visitors per week.

Artists and crafters of all kinds are encouraged to submit applications for consideration. Visit the Third Place Commons website and review the Crafts Day application carefully for full details.

All applications must be submitted via postal mail and received no later than Tuesday, May 22nd.

All items presented at the Crafts Day must be handmade in Washington by the individuals selling at the market. The market seeks to reflect a wide variety of media to represent a broad spectrum of creative endeavors, so submit your applications soon!

The Lake Forest Park Farmers Market is presented each year by Third Place Commons, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to fostering real community in real space. The market season opens as always on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13th, and will continue to run every week rain or shine through Sunday, October 21st.

See you at the market!


Work party in Twin Ponds Saturday

Volunteers at Twin Ponds south
removing blackberries and ivy

Enjoy a beautiful spring day outdoors while helping to restore wildlife habitat in the southern end of Twin Ponds Park near the community garden and adjacent to one of two parking lots in the park.

Local residents have been working since July to remove invasive weeds and add native plants to the site. Park visitors have stopped to express great appreciation for the huge changes already made.

New and continuing volunteers are needed to maintain the site and continue to expand the restored area. We are working along First Ave now and Thornton Creek is visible from the sidewalk.

Bring sturdy footwear and wear layered clothing.. Gloves, tools, light snacks and water will be provided. Park near 149th Street and First Ave near the southern end of the park. The parking lot adjacent to where we are working may be full. (Avoid the lot at 155th St.) Contact us at: to let us know you are coming or for questions you may have.

This project is sponsored by the Shoreline Department of Parks and Recreation, King Conservation District and the Washington Native Plant Society.


Instrument petting zoo at Richmond Beach Library Saturday

KING FM’s Instrument Petting Zoo, Saturday April 28, 2018 from 1 – 2 pm

Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW

Curious what it's like to hold a violin bow or try a clarinet? Now you and your family can find out!

Through this hands-on program you can touch, hear and play many instruments and be introduced to the world of music!

This family program is presented by KING FM Radio, all ages welcome.


Four great events -- one spectacular weekend in Richmond Beach

Four great events--one spectacular weekend
May 11-13


Friday, May 11, to Sunday, May 13; 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Members-Only Presale: Thursday, May 10, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Avenue NW
More info:

Presale items will include a selection of Dan Hinkley plants from Windcliff as well as from Far Reaches Farm. These are not to be missed! Explore a wide selection of hard-to-find plant species at the on-site MsK Rare and Native Plant Nursery.


Friday, May 11, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Artists Reception)
Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Sponsored by Friends of the Richmond Beach Library
More info: Julie Vaughn at (206) 321-1934

The show features handcrafted items, including jewelry, textiles, ceramics, glass, photography and original art and a raffle. Come meet local artists on Friday, May 11, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and enjoy light appetizers and quartet music provided by Shorewood High School.

Friends of the Library Book Sale: The Friends’ book sale offers titles for every interest, including fiction, mysteries and thrillers, history, inspirational, cookbooks, gardening, children's books, DVDs and CDs and many more subject areas. A highlight of the sale is the collectible section, featuring rare and unusual titles, along with the Northwest section devoted to local publications. Proceeds from the Special Collections Book Sale go to support programs at the Richmond Beach Library. For 2018, Friends of Richmond Beach Library has allocated over $10,000 to support library services in children, teen and adult programs. This is made possible through the ongoing sale of books donated by the community. Book donations may be dropped off at the Richmond Beach Library.


Saturday, May 12; 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Rehab, 19235 15th Avenue NW
More info: Lisa Hinman at (206) 546-2666
Check out one of the best displays of classic cars around while listening to live music by Brian Lee and the Orbiters from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Saturday, May 12, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Children’s Parade at 11:45 a.m.
Richmond Beach Community Park
Next to the library at 2201 NW 197th Street
Sponsored by Richmond Beach Community Association
More info:

Children's Parade: Come early for the parade for ages 8 and under at 11:45 a.m. (line up begins on NW 197th Street at 11:15 a.m.). This year’s theme is “superheros”—grab your cape, throw on your mask and get ready to save the universe!

On Stage: Live entertainment at the 2018 Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival will include three top area bands and as many delightful local youth demonstrations for an afternoon of non-stop fun.

12:00: The Rat City Brass—Tijuana Brass tribute band, back by popular demand!
1:30: Pink Zebra Cheer performance
1:45: Patti Allen and the Monster Band—The Northwest’s queen of Blues and her classic revue!
3:15: Hans World Martial Arts performance
3:30: The Disco Cowboys—Outrageous dance party fun!

Fabulous food: Mouth-watering food will be offered by local restaurants:
Flying Dragon Chinese Cuisine
Santa Fe Mexican Grill and Cantina
The Cabin Tavern
RBCA will be serving up fresh strawberry shortcake!

Walking tour of historic Richmond Beach: Meet in front of the library at 1:00 p.m. for a walking tour of historic Richmond Beach led by Shoreline Historical Museum.

Additional entertainment:

  • Debut of RBCA’s Historic Street Signs public art project
  • Community and business information booths
  • Shorewood Photography Exhibit
  • Chalk wall, inflatables, carnival games and other activities for kids
  • Equipment, displays and information provided by the police and fire departments
  • Richmond Beach gear for sale, including T-shirts, coasters, metal signs, postcards, trivets, magnets, bottle openers, aprons, mugs, totes, dish towels, key chains, note cards, gift tags and RBCA stickers and car magnets. 
  • See our new t-shirts in kid sizes, ladies v-neck and unisex long-sleeve

Adult volunteers needed: Join the volunteer crew for the Strawberry Festival this year, and combine community connection with getting to revel in the fresh air and lovely views our neighborhood park offers. If you are looking for a way to get involved that doesn't mean a long-term commitment, join us for a few hours on Saturday, May 12. Volunteers are also needed on Friday, May 11, to prep strawberries. Sign up online or leave a message for Volunteer Coordinator Allison Taylor at or (206) 629-5251; she will find the perfect spot for you.

High school volunteers needed: If you are a high school volunteer, email Allison at to get more information about helping at this event and earning community service hours.


Due to limited parking at the event sites, please walk or carpool if possible. Off-site parking and shuttle service to all four events will be provided on Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th. Guests are encouraged to use the shuttle to reduce impact on the neighborhood. Signs will be posted the day of the event directing guests.


Tickets on sale for SIFF Opening Night Benefit Party

Over 26 international films to be shown over nine days at Shoreline Community College

The City of Shoreline and Shoreline Community College are pleased to announce the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will return to Shoreline, as the festival’s northernmost venue for the third consecutive year. Over 26 screenings will take place May 25 through June 2 at the Shoreline Community College Theater.

"Once again, we are proud to welcome SIFF to Shoreline," proclaimed Mayor Will Hall. "The state-of-the-art theater at Shoreline Community College provides movie lovers an exceptional experience as they enjoy movies from around the world."

Movie-goers are invited to attend Shoreline Community College’s Opening Night Benefit Party on Friday, May 25, 5:30-7:00pm to enjoy wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, a meet and greet, and the screening of the Opening Night film (title to be announced).

Opening Night Benefit tickets are $50, the proceeds of which go to the Theater Arts and Digital Filmmaking Scholarship. Tickets for single film screenings are $14 each and daily concession sales (popcorn, soda, candy, beer, and wine) will also support the scholarship.

“Shoreline Community College is pleased to once again partner with the City of Shoreline to host the northernmost SIFF venue, bringing high quality arts and entertainment to the community,” said Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D., President of Shoreline Community College. 
“Each year we’ve hosted the Festival, we’ve been thrilled to welcome more than 3,000 guests to our theater, many of whom have never been to our campus before. Our students also have rich opportunities for hands-on learning during the festival and benefit from classroom visits and interactions with world-class filmmakers.”

With spacious seating for 360, the Shoreline Community College Theater was recently remodeled and provides a professional-grade viewing experience, featuring 4K digital video projection, surround sound, enhanced lighting, an orchestra pit, lobby, and concession area. Parking is free after 4pm and on weekends.


Tickets for Shoreline’s Opening Night Benefit Party are $50 (includes wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, and film screening) and are for purchase online.

General admission tickets for film screenings are $14 and may be purchased in advance online.

The Shoreline schedule will be announced on May 3rd.


Highland Terrace student selected for Safety Patrol Hall of Fame

Leah Hulslander is being inducted into the
2018 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

In recognition of her dedication to safety, community stewardship and leadership, local elementary student Leah Hulslander, from Highland Terrace Elementary, was recently chosen to be inducted into the 2018 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame. She will be one of 10 patrollers honored during a special awards ceremony held before a Seattle Mariners game on Friday, May 4, at Safeco Field.

As a long-standing tradition, AAA Washington and a panel of judges from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission select top patrollers from schools across Washington each year and honor their accomplishments through induction in the AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame.

Patrollers are evaluated and judged on their commitment to traffic safety, citizenship, leadership skills, and contributions to school safety patrol programs. Nominations require input from both the patroller and their advisor, including responses to a series of essay questions. This year, the panel reviewed and evaluated more than 40 nominations to determine the top 10 inductees.

Terri Marshall, school safety patrol advisor at Poulsbo Elementary in Poulsbo will also be recognized as the seventh annual AAA School Safety Patrol Advisor of the Year.

2018 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame Inductees

Hailey Anderson – Sunset Elementary – Vancouver
Tre’Von Blake – Image Elementary – Vancouver
Brody Boness – Ritzville Grade School – Ritzville
Logan Eash – Oak Harbor Intermediate – Oak Harbor
Rowan Evans – Forest View Elementary – Everett
Leah Hulslander – Highland Terrace Elementary – Shoreline
Peyton Lemmon – Moran Prairie Elementary – Spokane
Jacob Poletski – Tapteal Elementary – West Richland
Nina Stevenson – Lincoln Heights Elementary – Spokane
Caden Taylor – La Center Elementary – La Center

AAA School Safety Patrol Advisor of the Year:
Terri Marshall – Poulsbo Elementary School - Poulsbo

AAA created the School Safety Patrol almost 100 years ago and partners with local agencies to bring the program to elementary schools across Washington. The AAA School Safety Patrol has been credited with being a major contributor to the substantial reduction in fatalities of school age children (ages 5-14).

AAA Washington has been serving members and the traveling public since 1904.The organization provides a variety of exclusive benefits, including roadside assistance, discounts, maps and personalized trip planning, to its 1,160,000 members.


Million Step Challenge and Shoreline Walks this Saturday in Shoreline

Join us at the opening of the City of Shoreline’s Million Step Challenge this Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 9:00am at Paramount School Park, 15300 8th Ave NE.

The free event includes giveaways from North City Water District and a chance to get some early steps in for the month long fitness competition. More information here.

Directly following the event, Shoreline Walks will be offering a Parkwood and Twin Ponds Walk at 10:00am. 

The walk is part of the free community walking program Shoreline Walks. There is no need to sign up, just meet in front of the Joann Fabrics, 15236 Aurora Ave N and look for the walk leader. 

Saturday, April 28th, 2018 10:00am
Shoreline Walks - Parkwood and Twin Ponds Walk

Explore the Parkwood Neigborhood starting at Joann Fabrics, the interurban trail, some neighborhood public and and lately Twin Ponds Park and Community Gardens.

Walk is approximately 3.1 miles / 2hrs.
Walk Rating: Moderately Easy
Meet at: In front of Joanne Fabrics, 15236 Aurora Ave N.


Volunteer appreciation event Thursday in Lake Forest Park

In recognition of National Volunteer Appreciation Month, the public is invited to a reception to help recognize and celebrate the City of Lake Forest Park’s volunteers for the great job they do.

The public is invited to the event at City Hall on Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 6:00 to 6:45pm, prior to the regular City Council meeting.

The City values the dedication, inspiration, and tireless energy of its volunteers who strive to make this City achieve its fullest potential.



Jobs: Executive assistant for SCC Foundation

The Shoreline Community College Foundation has an opening

Executive Assistant (Office of Advancement)

The Shoreline Community College Foundation is a separate 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization established in 1984 to provide funding for student and college needs not otherwise met by state funding. 

The SCC Foundation is dedicated to increasing student access and success at Shoreline Community College through raising funds, building partnerships, and advocating for students and the college. The SCC Foundation aligns its activities with the College's vision, mission, and values.

The Executive Assistant provides confidential administrative support to the Vice President for Advancement in the areas including policy development/updating, compliance with legal requirements, all aspects of meeting coordination, including support for Foundation activities and Foundation Board of Directors.

Job description and application


Shorecrest family night at the Mariners May 19 - order tickets now

Get your tickets now for the Shorecrest High School family night at the Mariners May 19. Tickets are discounted. Everyone will be seated in the same section - and the school will get a shout out on the board!

If you want your family and friends to sit together, order all the tickets in one order - or meet other staff, faculty, parents, students from the Shorecrest group!

But order soon - the deadline is April 27!


Lakeshore Garden Club plant sale Saturday

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Lakeshore Garden Club, WSFGC Spring Plant Sale is Sat April 28, 2018 from 10 am - 3 pm at the LFP Presbyterian Church, 17440 Brookside Blvd NE, Lake Forest Park 98155

Large selection of perennials and a variety of annuals, native plants, shrubs and trees.


Shorecrest varsity girls' tennis increases record to 8-1 with win over Shorewood

WesCo 2A/3A varsity girls tennis
4-24-18 at Kellogg MS courts
Shorecrest 5 - Shorewood 2
Shorecrest overall record 8-1

Shorecrest players listed first


  1. Kate Ivens v Bretta Peterson 6-0 6-0 W
  2. Sophie Ivens v Maddie Bong 4-6 6-4 7-5 W
  3. Anna Burke v Brynn Morrison 6-2 6-0 W
  4. Bella Saunders v Samantha Rand 6-0 6-0 W
  1. Coco Hart / Sydney Leek v Katie Taylor / Emily McDowell 6-7 (6-8) 5-7 L
  2. Emma Leek / Cindy Luo v Nicole Nelson / Tess Galley  7-6 4-6 L
  3. Alyssa Oshiro / Hannah Cote v Mahilet Abraha / Jayme Anneburg 6-4 6-3 W

--Robert Mann


Chef who fought kidney disease by changing his diet will keynote Northwest Kidney Centers’ Breakfast of Hope May 10

Chef Duane Sunwold changed his diet
to treat his kidney disease
Chef Duane Sunwold, who changed his diet to save his kidneys, will deliver the keynote address at Northwest Kidney Centers’ 16th annual Breakfast of Hope fundraising event on Thursday May 10, 2018. 

The event will raise money to support nutrition services for dialysis patients, nutrition education for the public, and charity care. The breakfast runs from 7:30 to 8:45am at the Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave

Sunwold, a culinary arts instructor at the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy at Spokane Community College, changed his diet after he was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2000.

Under the guidance of his medical team, he cut animal protein from his diet and boosted his intake of fresh produce. At the time, he was 75 pounds overweight and felt lethargic after teaching all week.

“Within two weeks I started feeling better,” he said. “I was absolutely amazed that diet could cause such a change in someone’s life. The drugs I had been on could never make me feel this good.”

Since then he has been creating and sharing appetizing dishes that are kidney-friendly. His recipes can be found on the National Kidney Foundation and Journal of Renal Nutrition websites, among others.

After several years on his new diet Sunwold had lowered his blood pressure, improved his kidney function and ultimately was able to stop taking medications.

He’ll bring a message of tasty nutrition to Northwest Kidney Centers’ fundraising breakfast, where guests’ meals will be in keeping with the theme.

“Everyone should eat a more kidney-friendly diet, and there are simple ways to do that. Start by eating more fruits and vegetables,” he said. “If we don’t change our eating patterns we will continue to become a very unhealthy population.”

Master of ceremonies for the breakfast will be award-winning television journalist Enrique Cerna.

The event is free to attend thanks to underwriting from sponsors, and a $150 donation is requested. Register online or call 206-720-8585.

Money raised at the event will help Northwest Kidney Centers continue to offer nutrition services to its dialysis patients and people in the community. By teaching classes and providing guidance about nutrition and fitness, Northwest Kidney Centers helps people eat well and live well.

As Sunwold’s experience shows, diet and lifestyle changes can slow the progression of kidney disease, enabling some people to avoid or delay kidney failure and the need for dialysis treatments that Northwest Kidney Centers provides.

Did you know:
  • About 15 percent of adult Americans are estimated to have chronic kidney disease. Because the disease is without symptoms, many don’t know until the damage becomes severe.
  • Kidney damage can be slowed with better nutrition, exercise and medication.
  • Philanthropy helps Northwest Kidney Centers educate the public, support kidney research, promote transplantation and provide charity care.
  • Almost half of Northwest Kidney Centers’ patients live in poverty. Charitable gifts help patients whose insurance does not fully cover costs associated with kidney disease. 

Northwest Kidney Centers is a regional, nonprofit provider of kidney dialysis, public health education, and research into the causes and treatments of chronic kidney disease. Founded in Seattle in 1962, it was the world’s first dialysis organization. Now ranked as the 8th largest dialysis provider in the United States, it is known for high quality services, deep community connections and generous donor support.

Northwest Kidney Centers has an outpatient dialysis clinic in Lake Forest Park at the Southern Gateway, 14524 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park.


For the Birds: Do you really have a Blue Jay in your yard?

Not a blue jay
It's a Steller's Jay
Photo by by Robin Barker
By Christine Southwick

Oops, Blue Jays live east of the Rockies, although there are a few that stray over the Rockies into Eastern Washington every winter.

If you are in Shoreline, that blue bird with the splendid black accents is a Steller’s Jay.

Our resident Steller’s Jay is quite the impressive bird, with its dark blue-black crest with a light blue vertical stripe (eyebrow?) above each eye.

Note: The juveniles have dark brown where the adults have black, and don’t have those startling eyebrows (You’ll start seeing these juvies in late summer-early fall.)

An actual Blue Jay
stock photo
Steller’s Jays have quite the loud voice (calling any Corvid a “songbird” is an anatomical definition only).

During breeding, in dense conifers, they become very inconspicuous and mostly quiet, especially when they are stealing other species eggs or nestlings to feed their own.

Steller's Jays have complex social hierarchies and dominance patterns, and like Black-capped Chickadees, can be seen flying single file across an opening with the dominant pair leading.

Steller's Jays love peanuts
Photo by Bev Bowe
These birds love peanuts, and will cache extra nuts, carefully hiding them. They have an excellent memory, and retrieve these nuts as needed.

Being omnivores, they quickly take advantage of any food source: seeds, nuts and berries, picnic scraps, bugs, reptiles, even carrion.

Once you start feeding them, they will come back like clock-work, loudly announcing their presence, and demanding attention, sometimes even knocking on a window.

Steller’s Jays have year round pair-bonds, and both help build the nest and feed their four-to-five young.

Like crows, the young may leave their nest before they can fly, but the parents are watching and feeding them. So if you see a Steller’s Jay, or any Corvid for that matter, on the ground and it isn’t obviously injured, it does NOT need rescuing. Let the parents take care of their offspring in the manner that works for them. Usually a moving youngster on the ground is safer than one confined to a tight nest.

Just make sure your cat can’t get to them, day or night.

California Scrub Jay
Photo by Blair Bernson
Note: Due to global warming, the other “Robin-sized” blue bird you might see is a California Scrub Jay adventuring into western Washington during the summer, from their drier oak woodlands in California and mid-Oregon. 

There is even the possibility that a couple of pairs of Scrub Jays are breeding in West Seattle.


EvergreenHealth Primary Care, Lakeshore Bothell reopens

EvergreenHealth is pleased to announce that its Lakeshore Bothell primary care location partially reopened to the public after a temporary relocation due to a flood requiring significant repairs and construction. The first phase of the reopening includes one of the two floors in the downtown Bothell facility. The practice expects to open the second floor later in April.

The Bothell practice was forced to temporarily close in December 2017 due to water damage caused by a water tank leak. The Lakeshore Bothell physicians and care team relocated temporarily to the EvergreenHealth’s Lakeshore Totem Lake location in Kirkland to maintain patient care.

Now, staff and providers at the Lakeshore Bothell location are once again welcoming patients to the upstairs portion of the clinic, which houses five providers, medical assistants, reception and lab staff.

“While this flood was an extremely unfortunate situation, we are so proud of our team of providers and staff who were able to sustain care for their patients by sharing space with our Totem Lake team,” said Bob Malte, EvergreenHealth CEO. 
“We are pleased that our Bothell location has partially reopened and remains a thriving resource for its surrounding community thanks to the commitment of its staff and providers to delivering a superior patient experience.”

Starting last month, Drs. Boboc, Eckert, Esser, Higginbothan and Wilson can see their patients in Bothell again, while Drs. Herron, Leonardo, Platz, Reid and Sefton will continue to see patients at the Totem Lake location. The entire facility is slated to reopen to the public within the next few weeks when all construction repairs have been completed.

EvergreenHealth Primary Care, Lakeshore Bothell is located at 10025 NE 186th Street in Bothell. Appointments and other inquiries here or call 425-486-9131.


Theft at Animal Acres Demo Garden

Plants were stolen from the demo garden
that supports a feeding program
Photo by Linda Holman
Local Master Gardeners and community volunteers plan and maintain a Demonstration Garden at Animal Acres park on Brookside Blvd in Lake Forest Park.

Unfortunately, this Demonstration Garden was victim of a theft this past week.

Soon after planting, someone stole 15 plants from the garden.

This Demonstration Garden donates all the food grown to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church to support its food program, POPY'S Cafe, where they feed the needy in our community.

The loss of 15 plants is significant, as that would have contributed a lot of food to the church.

Those of us who take care of the garden are asking our friends and neighbors in the community to support our efforts and help keep an eye on the garden. We hope that this was an isolated incident. Please help us in making this project a success.

--Linda Holman


32nd Dems meetings in May

32nd District Democrats have an environmental caucus, a monthly meeting, and Sen. Chase's town hall during the first part of May.

Wednesday May 2nd - 32nd Environment and Climate Caucus Monthly Meeting
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Location: Lake Forest Park Library in the Town Center, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155

Wednesday, May 9 - 32nd District Democrats Monthly Meeting
Time: 6-7 Social, 7-9 pm Meeting
Location: Masonic Center Shoreline
753 N 185th St Shoreline 98133

Thursday, May 10 - Senator Chase's Town Hall on the Environment
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Location: Lynnwood Library, 19200 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood, 98036

To join the 32nd Dems Environmental Caucus contact Teresa Catford.


Elementary STEM day on Saturday

The Shorecrest High School Technology Student Association (TSA) will be hosting an Elementary STEM Day on Saturday, April 28 at Shorecrest High School, 15343 25th Ave. NE. There will be two sessions that students in grades 1-6 will have the opportunity to attend, from 9am-12pm or 1-4pm.

The registration fee is $25 for either session. The STEM activities will include robot races, building newspaper bridges, building and flying airplanes, tower building, coding and more!

All funds raised will help support the Shorecrest TSA activities and competitions. If you have any questions, email TSA advisor Kari Potter.


Public invited to hear about the State of the Schools from Superintendent Miner

Superintendant Rebecca Miner
will speak on the State of the Schools
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

The community is invited to join Superintendent Rebecca Miner for the 2nd Annual Shoreline State of the Schools Presentation and Forum on April 30, 2018 at 7pm or May 1, 2018 at 10am in the Shoreline Center Boardroom, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline.

Superintendent Miner will present information about the District’s demographics, budget information, academic achievement, construction projects and much more. There will also be a question and answer session at the conclusion of the presentation.

Spanish, Amharic, Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese interpreters will be available at the April 30 presentation.

There is no need to RSVP. If you have any questions, contact Curtis Campbell 206-393-4412.


Obituary: Daniel Shelhamer 1944 - 2018

Daniel D. Shelhamer 1944-2018
Daniel D. Shelhamer 1944-2018

Daniel David Shelhamer, age 73, of Shoreline, Washington, died Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018 following an eighteen-month struggle with brain cancer.

Dan was born on October 7, 1944 in Miles City, MT, to Conrad and Eva (Sumner) Shelhamer and brother to Michael Shelhamer.

He graduated from Sentinel High School in Missoula, MT, class of 1963, later receiving his Bachelor of Music Degree (Cum Laude), Applied Piano, from the University of Montana. He received his Master of Music Degree, Conducting, at the University of Washington and was a Doctor of Arts, Candidate, Opera Production, at UW.

Music in all forms was his lifelong passion from early childhood. He began piano lessons at 7 years old on a $25 upright and never lost his love for keyboards. Serving, directing, conducting, singing in church was a lifestyle for Dan. He served as choir director, organist, pianist, music director at churches his entire career life.

Most recently he served Haller Lake United Methodist and Trinity Presbyterian Churches. Most importantly, he believed deeply that it was not “just a job” but that he was called to be “part of” and to “participate in” the church community he served.

Throughout the years since moving to Seattle in 1968, Dan sang with the Seattle Opera Chorus, Dickens and Silverbells Carolers and remained active in musical theatre both directing and performing with Civic Light Opera, Music Theatre Northwest, Snoqualmie Forest Theatre, Woodinville Rep and other local companies.

In 1984 while serving as Music Director at Richmond Beach Congregational, UCC he started the RBCC Players theatre group. He produced and performed in plays and musicals with them for 32 years until he retired in 2016. His favorite roles were Fagin in Oliver, Captain Von Trapp in Sound of Music and Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady.

Dan worked with the fledgling Missoula Children’s Theatre right after graduation from college, which began a lifelong journey teaching and encouraging children and youth in music and drama programs.

He taught in public schools, also serving as musical / stage director at Lake Washington High, Woodinville High, Chief Sealth High, West Seattle High, Shorewood High, St. Bridget-Assumption School, and Seattle Center School. At times, he was simultaneously working with private programs at Studio East Performing Arts, Dandylyon Drama, and Youth Theatre Northwest. Known as “Dan the Man” by his casts and students, he was patient, kind, respectful and unfailing in his belief in them.

Yet, when asked for what he wanted to be remembered, his response was “that I was a good grandfather”.

Dan is survived by his wife, Carol Colt; son, Matthew Shelhamer and wife, Bpaw; daughter, Staci Schulmerich and husband, James; grandchildren, Parker and Madison Schulmerich; nephew, Mehdi Shelhamer, wife, H’Krih and family; cousins and extended family in Montana.

A Celebration of Life will be held on April 29, 2018 - 2:00pm at Richmond Beach Congregational, UCC.

1512 NW 195th St. (corner of 15th NW and NW Richmond Beach Rd), Shoreline 98177.  206-542-7477.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Daniel Shelhamer Scholarship Fund or Fred Hutch Brain Cancer Research


Series with climate scientists offered free at the Lynnwood library

The Lynnwood Library and Cascadia Climate Action have arranged to bring climate scientists for a series at the library on Saturday mornings from 10-11am. The scientists are top notch and we would like for the broader Edmonds/ Lynnwood/ Shoreline communities to have the opportunity to participate.

Next Saturday, April 28, 2018 NASA chief scientist emeritus Dr. Robert Bindschadler, Ph.D. will speak on the Climate Change Impacts on Polar Ice and have opportunities for questions and discussion afterwards.

Dr. Bindschadler has over 25 years of experience conducting field research on polar ice and glaciers in Antarctica, as well as on Greenland and around the world. He has a glacier and an “ice stream” named after him, too! 

On May 5th, Brian Harvey, PhD, UW’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, speaks on the climate change impacts on Pacific Northwest forests.


Tree House Iyengar Yoga offers a free class for new students to try

Monday, April 23, 2018

Tree House Iyengar Yoga Studio in Shoreline 
New Late Spring session starts April 30th - June 24th
Free class for NEW students in Level I or Gentle thru May 13th! 

Try a class and meet our warm and welcoming community here in Shoreline!!

Located at Rose Crossing Plaza by Umpqua Bank on Ballinger Way.


Shorecrest spring musical - Urinetown

Urinetown goes a little something like this: In a near-future, drought-plagued world, citizens must pay for the “privilege to pee,” until one hero steps up to lead the masses in a fight against tyranny. 
Along the way, Urinetown hilariously satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics. It also parodies musicals such as The Threepenny Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, and the Broadway musical itself as a form.

Urinetown is a fantastic (triple Tony-winning!) piece of theatre, and an ever more timely story that demands to be shared. Shorecrest’s production, brought to life by a vibrant, talented corps of performers, will make you laugh and will stick with you well after you depart the theatre.

Wondering about appropriateness for your kids? 
Urinetown has no profanity or sexual innuendo, but is rated PG/ light PG-13 for sophisticated humor, themes, and some moments of peril; based on our experience, much of that may fly over the heads of younger audience members, who will otherwise be thoroughly entertained by the awesome music, dancing, and, yes, a bit of potty talk.

Urinetown will run from Thursday, May 3, through Sunday, May 6, and again the following weekend, Thursday, May 10 through Sunday, May 13. Evening performance times are 7:30pm on Thursdays-Saturdays; matinees are at 2:00pm each Sunday.

Visit the event page at Brown Paper Tickets to reserve your tickets! Advance ticket prices are $12 for adults ($15 if purchased at the door on the day of performance), or $10 for children under 12. 

Shorecrest Performing Arts Center is at the north end of the Shorecrest campus: 15343 25th Ave NE in Shoreline.


Shorewood softball vs. Marysville-Getchell 4-23-18

Girls varsity softball
Shorewood v Marysville-Getchell
4-23-18 at Meridian Park field

Box score


                         SHANNON PATTON 2-3 (2 2Bs)
                         BRIONNA PALM 3B
                         THEA HATCH 2-3 (2B)
                           MEGGAN MCCASLIN 1-2 (2B )
                           REBECCA MARTINEZ 1-2 (2B )

--Paul Jensen


T-Bird girls varsity tennis defeat Mountlake Terrace Monday

WesCo South Tennis 4/23/18
Shorewood @ Mountlaket Terrace

Shorewood 5  Mountlake Terrace 2


  1. Annie Hoang MLT def. Brynn Morrison SW 6-1, 6-0
  2. Katie Taylor SW def. Lydia Liu MLT 6-2, 6-2
  3. Erin Marino MLT def. Mahilet Abraha SW 2-6, 7-6 ( 7-4 ), 10-5
  4. Jersey Patterson SW def. Vorahati Lingjit MLT 6-1, 6-1

  1. Bretta Peterson / Maddie Bong SW def. Jennifer Tran / Kim Nguyen MLT 6-0, 6-1
  2. Emily McDowell / Nicole Nelson SW def. Kayla Primavera / Rosie Lee MLT 6-0, 6-2
  3. Samantha Combs / Jayme Anneberg SW def. Lexi Daley / Nhuny Lam MLT 6-0, 6-2

Shorewood defeated Mountlake Terrace 5-2 to improve their WesCo South record to 3-1 and 5-4 overall.

Shorewood will play at Shorecrest on Tuesday May 24th and host Edmonds-Woodway May 25th. Matches start at 3:30pm.

--Arnie Moreno


Scots varsity girls edge Meadowdale in tennis match Monday

The Shorecrest Varsity Girls tennis team, who have only lost one match this season, prevailed again, over the Meadowdale team in a game hosted by Meadowdale.

4-23-18  WesCo 2A/3A
Shorecrest 4 - Meadowdale 3
Shorecrest overall 7-1

Shorecrest players listed first


  1. Kate Ivens v Hope Nakata  6-0  6-2   W
  2. Anna Burke v Jodhi James  6-0  6-0  W
  3. Emma Leek v Isabel Reonal  1-6  3-6  L
  4. Alyssa Oshiro v Hana Berisha  1-6  1-6  L
  1. Bella Saunders / Sophie Ivens v Kelsey Cummins / Jamie Christiansen  6-3  6-2  W
  2. Coco Hart / Sydney Leek v Sofia Tang / Jeanelle de los Reyers  7-5  6-3  W
  3. Katie Jerauld / Hannah Cote vs Rachel Davis / Ella Parks  2-6  2-6  L

--Robert Mann


SIFF returns to Shoreline

The Seattle International Film Festival is proud to shine its Festival Spotlight and announce our neighborhood partner cinemas for the 2018 Festival.

The 44th Seattle International Film Festival welcomes back cinemas around the region.

Our long-term partnerships with cinemas all across the metro area is what makes SIFF a festival for the entire community.

"Each of our partners plays a huge role in their neighborhood, and we love joining them during SIFF," said SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett. "From historic movie palaces, masonic temples, and cinematic complexes, we bring the world's stories to you."

SIFF at Shoreline Community College Theatre
Photo courtesy SIFF

SIFF will be in Shoreline May 25 - June 2, back at the Shoreline Community College Theatre, 16101 Greenwood Avenue N, Building 1600, Shoreline, WA 98133

With spacious seating for 360, the Shoreline Community College Theater provides a professional-grade viewing experience, featuring 4K digital video projection, surround sound, an orchestra pit, lobby, and concession area. The theater was recently remodeled with a new stage and acoustical curtains, enhanced lighting, paint, carpeting, a new roof, and other upgrades for a premium theater-going experience.

SIFF 2018 Passes and Packages
The 44th Seattle International Film Festival runs from May 17 - June 10, 2018.

The full schedule is released, and tickets go on sale to Members, on May 2.

Tickets available to the general public on May 3.


Providence, Swedish to pay $1.4M for failing to inform patients about out-of-network lab testing charges

State Atty General
Bob Ferguson
Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced at the end of March 2018 that affiliated health care providers, Providence Health and Services and Swedish Health Services, will pay more than $1.4 million as a result of an investigation by the Attorney General’s Office.

Providence and Swedish failed to disclose use of a pathology lab that was out-of-network for many of their patients, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars in unexpected charges for more than 6,400 Washingtonians who received pathology testing in 2015 and 2016.

Providence’s Western Washington facilities and Swedish facilities exclusively use CellNetix for pathology testing. From January 2015 to February 2016, Premera Blue Cross, a health insurer for many Providence and Swedish patients, pulled CellNetix from its network. 

Despite having advance notice of the change, Swedish and Providence failed to inform their patients that an out-of-network lab would be providing their pathology testing. Consequently, Premera-insured patients received substantially higher medical bills than they expected.

For more than a year, Providence and Swedish did not notify their patients of their use of CellNetix, despite many complaints from patients, including their own employees. In that timeframe, individual Premera patients paid CellNetix between $7 and $7,000 for testing.

The complaint, filed in King County Superior Court, alleges that the companies’ failure to inform their patients about their use of an out-of-network lab violates the Consumer Protection Act.

Patients who paid the CellNetix out-of-network charges will receive a total of $385,101 in restitution, which represents the estimated amount of unexpected out-of-network charges consumers paid beyond what they would have paid for in-network lab testing.

“Patients deserve to know what to expect from their medical bills,” Ferguson said. “Navigating our health system is challenging, and this type of unfair and deceptive conduct just makes things harder for patients.”

As a result of the Attorney General’s investigation, Providence and Swedish entered into a consent decree filed in King County Superior Court. The consent decree requires Providence and Swedish to pay:
  • $385,101 in restitution for the Swedish and Providence patients who paid the out-of-network costs; and
  • $1,053,899 to the Attorney General’s Office to recover the costs of its investigation and legal action and fund consumer protection efforts in Washington.
Patients will receive restitution checks at the address CellNetix has on file for the patient.

The consent decree also requires that if Providence and Swedish use out-of-network labs on an exclusive basis in the future, they must either provide sufficient notice to patients, or maintain contract terms preventing out-of-network labs used on an exclusive basis from billing patients for more than what their bill would have been if the lab was in-network.

Assistant Attorney General Audrey Udashen is handling the case for the Attorney General’s Office.


Summer technology camp at Shorecrest wil build robots

The Shorecrest High School Technology Student Association TSA will be hosting a VEX Robotics Summer Camp for students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade from July 23-27, 2018.

The camp will run from 9:00am - 2:30pm that Monday-Friday, with optional work time from 2:30-4:00pm on that Monday-Thursday. The camp will be held at Shorecrest High School, 15343 25th Ave. NE.

Students attending the camp will learn how to build and program a competition robot through application of STEM concepts and teamwork.

The total cost is $300 per person and advanced registration is required. A camp T-shirt and daily snacks are provided.

You can register here.

If you have any questions, contact Shorecrest TSA Advisor Kari Potter.


Join the LFP Tree Board for free Arbor Day celebration at Animal Acres Saturday

Arbor Day Celebration Saturday, April 28, 2018

Join the Lake Forest Park Tree Board for an Arbor Day celebration and tree planting Saturday, April 28th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Animal Acres Park, 17435 Brookside Blvd NE, Lake Forest Park.

The Arbor Day celebration will include:
  • Planting Trees
  • Tree walks
  • Giveaways
  • Face painting, tree coloring, and scavenger hunt
  • Tree poetry from LFP students
  • Light refreshments 
We hope to see you there with family, friends, and neighbors!

For more information, contact Lauren Hoerr 206-368-5440.


Good Morning Shoreline! Chamber meets for breakfast at Áegis Tuesday

Business leaders meet Tuesday at Áegis of Shoreline

Good Morning Shoreline!
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 7:30 am - 8:30 am

This is a free event, and open to the public, thanks to Aegis of Shoreline!

Energize your day with coffee, a light breakfast and networking. Build relationships with and get inspiration from other members of the Shoreline business community. Reconnect with friends, make new acquaintances and create new business opportunities.

Bring business cards if you have them, and be ready to share a story about your business.

Áegis of Shoreline is providing a complimentary gourmet continental breakfast, and we will meet in one of the rooms in their beautiful facility. We will start at 7:30 and end at 8:30, but feel free to drop late or leave early as needed.

Presented by the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Áegis of Shoreline.

RSVP by email


Shoreline Parks / Tree board to discuss Ronald Bog easement

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Regular meeting Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00pm
City Hall Room 303

The Parks Board will discuss the Ronald Bog Park Wetland Easement and the Park Concept Design Study at their meeting on Thursday.

Wetland easement background - documents here
In February and April of 2017 the PRCS/Tree Board provided input and concurred with the staff recommendation to allow Sound Transit proposal to the create new wetland and wetland buffer in Ronald Bog Park as mitigation for unavoidable wetland impacts within the same Thornton Creek sub-basin for construction of the Lynnwood Link Light Rail Extension (LLE) Project

Park Concept Design background - documents here, start with p. 18
Shoreline’s 2017-2023 Parks, Recreation and Open Space (PROS) Plan lays the groundwork for parks, recreation and cultural services for many years to come.

PROS Plan Strategic Action Initiative #3: Expand Recreation Facility Opportunities establishes a goal of providing new park amenities by 2023. In addition, the six-year Capital Improvement Plan (PROS Plan Table 6.5) prioritizes a list of parks for improvements by 2023.

The Parks Concept Design Project is intended to engage the community in creating a more detailed design for selected parks in order to facilitate developing a funding plan for implementation of park improvement.


RESCHEDULED: Citizen's Commission group

UPDATE: The Citizen's Commission will not be holding this meeting. Instead they are suggesting that their members attend the LFP Planning Commission scheduled for the same time.

The next meeting of the Lake Forest Park Citizen's Commission, is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 7-9pm in the Third Place Commons Area of Town Center at Lake Forest Park, located at 17171 Bothell Way NE, LFP.

(Look for our Little Yellow Sign or Big Logo Banner)

On our Agenda:
  • Discussion about Lake Haven Acquisition options, next steps, and other related stuff
  • The LFP Big 5 (6) Update 
  • Discussion about Cottage Housing / Conservation Cluster Housing in LFP
  • Planning for May 1st, Conservation Cluster Housing Informational Release & Gathering Session. (Pro / Con / Info)
  • Spokes Council Check-Ins
  • and more
This meeting is open to the public and not limited to residents of Lake Forest Park. It is acceptable to arrive late or during the meeting, and leave early, if you wish.

Consumption of drinks and food is acceptable during the meeting and it helps the businesses of the Third Place Commons.

After 9:00pm, some attendees have a less formal gathering at the Lake Forest Bar and Grill, also at Town Center, where we talk, eat, and drink, and sometimes, plan, and work on additional things, depending on what people want to do.

If you can not make the meeting, feel free to join the after-gathering anyway. Someone is usually there till close.

The LFP Citizens Commission is not affiliated with the City of Lake Forest Park.


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