Humor: Miss Marple

Friday, February 3, 2023

 Humor by Margaret Hartley


Saturday youth oriented event at Shoreline Historical Museum

The Shoreline Historical Museum is working with a grad student to explore ways to make exhibits more interactive and attractive to youth.

On Saturday morning, February 11, 2023, 10am - 12noon, they'll try out some of these ideas with a youth oriented event (families welcome) and get feedback from the participants.

Everyone who attends will be entered in a drawing for a free museum membership.

Snacks provided!

The museum is at the northwest corner of 185th and Linden Ave N.


Jobs: WSDOT Maintenance Operations Program Analyst – Transportation Engineer 4

Maintenance Operations Program Analyst – Transportation Engineer 4
Shoreline, WA- Northwest Region
$80,879 - $108,751 Annually

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is eager to hire an experienced program analyst to serve as our next Maintenance Operations Program Analyst for WSDOT’s Northwest Region (NWR) Maintenance, Transportation Equipment Fund, Tolling Maintenance, and Capital Facilities programs. 

As the Maintenance Operations Program Analyst, this position investigates, analyzes, and makes recommendations on maintenance and operations budgeting policies and practices. This position is the key link between maintenance asset management efforts and the capital construction program and will work with and assists maintenance staff in implementing sound budget and maintenance practices.

Job description and application


Shoreline man pleads guilty to possessing ammunition as part of an arsenal he possessed at downtown Seattle hotel

The Department of Justice announced that a 45-year-old Shoreline, Washington man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Seattle to unlawful possession of ammunition. U.S. Attorney Nick Brown announced that Rustam Yusupov faces up to ten years in prison when sentenced by U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour on May 2, 2023.

According to records filed in the case, Seattle Police Officers were called to a downtown Seattle hotel room on March 10, 2022, with reports of a distraught man asking the hotel staff for assistance. When the officers went to the hotel room, they noted that furnishings had been over-tuned, with the mattress moved to block the door. Police found two firearms in the room – including a “ghost gun,” -- a firearm without a serial number.

Due to his agitated state, Yusupov was transported for medical attention. As officers were preparing to leave the hotel, a staff member working in the garage alerted them to weapons he had seen in Yusupov’s car. 

In the car were multiple firearms – including two additional “ghost guns.” In all, police recovered:
  • FMK Firearms Model AR-1 Extreme 5.56 NATO caliber rifle.
  • Aero Precision Model X15 5.56 caliber pistol.
  • Ruger Model 5.7 5.7x28mm caliber pistol.
  • Ruger Model 18029 Precision 6.5mm Creedmoor/.308 Winchester Caliber rifle.
  • Kel-Tec Model Sub 2000 9x19mm caliber rifle.
  • A North American Arms Corp. Derringer .22 revolver.
  • Two Polymer80 9mm caliber pistols with no serial number.
  • A skeletonized AR-15 5.56 NATO caliber pistol with no serial number.
In the plea agreement Yusupov admits that he is the subject of a domestic violence protection order. He had been ordered by King County Superior Court to surrender all his weapons. In March 2020 and again in May 2021, Yusupov was ordered to surrender his firearms and had signed paperwork and informed law enforcement that he no longer possessed any firearms.

When officers searched Yusupov’s home, they recovered: 
  • two inert grenades; 
  • a container for 120mm rocket projectiles; 
  • hundreds of rounds of assorted ammunition (both handgun and rifle caliber), including 600 rounds of Israel Military Industries 5.56mm caliber ammunition; 
  • multiple handgun and rifle magazines (some loaded); 
  • assorted pistol slides; 
  • a ballistic vest with rifle plates; a bolt-action rifle; and 
  • assorted firearms accessories and firearms parts.
In the plea agreement Yusupov agrees to forfeit multiple firearms and ammunition to the government.

The case is being investigated by the Seattle Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Todd Greenberg.


Registration opens February 7, 2023 for the Seattle To Portland bicycle ride

Rider ready for all weather
Photo by Mary Jo Heller
Registration opens on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 for the Ride for Major Taylor, Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland bicycle ride presented by Alaska Airlines (STP), and the Cascade Training Series.


Op-Ed: Shoreline School District Budget Issues

The Mayor and City Council of Lake Forest Park would like to thank all who took the time to express concerns about the budget issues in the Shoreline School District which affect our students here in Lake Forest Park. 

The City Council and administration are listening to your concerns and engaging with the Shoreline School District Board, Superintendent, and staff, to make sure your concerns are heard.

The City of Lake Forest Park plays no role in providing funding or determining the budget for the school district. 

In Washington, the state government is responsible for funding public education and, in 2019, spent an average of $11,500 per student. On top of basic education funding, school districts can apply for state, federal, and local grants; receive targeted state funding for specific purposes, such as school improvement; or raise levy funds within their local community, as they have done here in the Shoreline School District in the past.

We encourage all our residents to address your concerns about appropriate school funding to the School Board and to your state legislators.


Decluttering Your Digital Legacy - February 7, 2023

Decluttering Your Digital Legacy
Tuesday, February 7, 4-5pm

If you are uncertain where your digital photos, saved writings and other files are, it can feel like a room full of clothes scattered around the floor. Frustrating to use, hard for others to make sense of if they need to step in.

Putting it together can feel bewildering. Learn how to create an organized “closet” of your information that makes it easy for you to find what you need and share what you have.

Bridget Agabra provides patient, compassionate technology training and services for seniors (and the tech- uncomfortable) through her local company She loves reducing the frustration people feel with their digital devices through talks, classes and individual assistance. She holds certificates in Gerontology and Tech Writing and has extensive entrepreneurial experience. Bridget led future studies and game designer conferences and was featured in national media as a video gamer. 

With an eye on the future of technology, Bridget is passionate about the magic immersive technology will be bringing to our lives.


Shoreline Community College to screen award-winning documentary film commemorating Black History Month

(Shoreline, Wash., February 1, 2023) - In recognition of Black History Month, Shoreline Community College (Shoreline) is pleased to invite the community to a free screening of the award-winning documentary film “Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts” directed by Dru Holley on February 16, 2023. The event is open to the public.

The film was named Pacific Northwest Best Documentary at the Tacoma Film Festival and the Audience Choice Award winner.

The Buffalo Soldiers — an African-American regiment in the United States Army in the 19th century —  fought military conflicts abroad and civil rights struggles at home. The film examines the profound and often-contradictory roles played in American history by The Buffalo Soldiers.

“The story of the Buffalo Soldiers involves historical complexities like race, class, power, colonialism and western expansion,” said Holley. 
“Typically, these stories sometimes mention African-Americans but are seldom told with African-Americans as the central characters. 
“This film focuses on these Black men, named and nameless, who were part of this complicated history of the American West.”

The stop at Shoreline is a component of an educational tour funded partly by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission.

A discussion with Holley and other expert panel members, including Shoreline Film Faculty Producer and Director Duygu Monson and Owner of Black Coffee Northwest Darnesha Weary, will follow the film screening. Catering will be provided by the Shorecrest Culinary Arts program and is sponsored by the Foundation for Shoreline Community College.

WHEN: February 16, 2023, from 6-9 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. - Doors open, and refreshments will be served.
  • 7 p.m. - Film screening.
  • 8 p.m. - Expert panel discussion.
WHERE: Building 1600, Theater, Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue N., Shoreline Wash. 98133. Free parking is available for all who attend.

For more information, contact Amy Keiter by phone at 503-310-3879 or by e-mail at

About Shoreline Community College:

Founded in 1964, Shoreline Community College offers more than 100 rigorous academic and professional / technical degrees and certificates to meet the lifelong learning needs of its diverse students and communities. Dedicated faculty and staff are committed to the educational success of its nearly 10,000 students who hail from across the United States and over 50 countries. Located 10 miles north of downtown Seattle, Shoreline’s campus is one of the most strikingly beautiful college campuses in Washington state. For more information about SCC, visit


Kids In Medicine: Biology/Forensics School Intensive at Shoreline Community College for 5th - 12th graders

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Photo courtesy KIM Seattle

Biology/Forensics School Intensive at Shoreline Community College for 5th - 12th graders

March 2023
Wednesdays | Room 2903, 2900 Building
$158.00 per session (2 weeks) or $79.00 for 1 week class

9th - 12th grade
  • March 1st and 8th 1:45pm - 4:00pm on early release days 
  • Week 1 – Forensic Facial Reconstruction
  • Week 2 – Micro Pipetting and DNA Gel Electrophoresis
5th - 8th grade
  • March 15th and 29th 2:00pm - 4:00pm on early release days 
  • Week 1 - Heart dissection/medical devices
  • Week 2 - Forensic Wildlife Skull Identification
Located at Shoreline Community College, this advanced lab program is taught by medical professionals from KIMSeattle on early-release Wednesdays. Each week involves 30 minutes of lecture followed by 90 minutes of extensive lab work.

Kids in Medicine (KIM), is an interactive education program designed to captivate and inspire young learners toward a future in science or medicine. 

Students receive enriching instruction to extend their knowledge and complete real laboratory experiences traditionally reserved for medical professionals. And they have fun doing it. 

Our education programs and curriculum products are authentic (hands-on labs using real equipment/anatomical tissue), are relevant to student’s lives, and career-connected. 

Every program and lab explores a particular career cluster, exposing students to a broad category of occupations grouped by knowledge and skills required – connecting learning to life goals. 

Register now!

Continuing Education at Shoreline Community College
206-546-4538 | 16101 Greenwood Avenue N., Shoreline, WA 98133

Shoreline Community College is committed to nondiscrimination. To request this information in an alternate format or for disability accommodation, contact Student Accessibility Services (206-546-4545, 206-546-4520 TTY, or visit


Prepare for a job in biomanufacturing in just 10 weeks through Shoreline Community College

Photo courtesy SCC
Essentials in Biomanufacturing Certificate: A certificate program with paid internships that is unique to Shoreline Community College!
  • Be employment ready in 10 weeks Earn up to $22.00/ hour to start
  • Potential paid internships while you train No degree or science background required
  • Free or reduced tuition for qualified students
Biomanufacturing Job Training

Learn how to manufacture vaccines and other therapeutic products that cure diseases Work in a fast-growing industry that is hiring now


We have several funding sources, which will be available to cover the tuition and fees for any selected participant.


Selected participants will be required to participate in a paid internships program at one of our industry partner’s production facilities following completion of the course (20 hours per week for 10-12 weeks or 40 hours a week for 8 weeks). This is a paid internship of $22 per hour.

If you are accepted into the program and do not complete the internship you will be responsible to pay for the cost of the Essentials of Biomanufacturing Course.

Photo courtesy SCC
Core Curriculum
  • Each course is 5 weeks long. Participants will take one online course and in-person course the first 5 weeks of the quarter. Participants will take the other online course and in=person course the second 5 weeks of the quarter.
  • Four courses will prepare you to begin working in a biomanufacturing facility in one quarter. Biology 245 - Introduction to Aseptic Technique (2 credits)
  • Taught in person, Monday/Wednesday, 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Biology 246 - Cleanroom Dynamics and Intro to Bioreactors (2 credits) Taught in person, Monday, 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Biology 248 - Introduction to Regulatory Affairs (2 credits) Taught online
Learn more and enroll now: Winter Classes begin April 3, 2023


Shoreline Community College is committed to nondiscrimination. To request this information in an alternate format or for disability accommodation, contact Student Accessibility Services (206-546-4545, 206-546-4520 TTY, or visit


DOH, CDC encourage residents to stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears

OLYMPIA – Washington State’s Department of Health (DOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a cluster of antibiotic-resistant infections that may be linked to EzriCare Artificial Tears.

The infections have been caused by a variant of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that is commonly found in water and soil and can infect the eyes, lungs, and blood. 

Pseudomonas infections are most commonly seen in hospital settings, particularly among people with weakened immune systems.

Epidemiologists have identified 50 cases of Pseudomonas infections in 11 states since May 2022. The infections have caused hospitalizations, vision loss, and the death of one patient from a blood infection. One of the identified cases is from Washington state.

The public is urged to stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears until further notice, and to contact their medical provider if they have concerns. Symptoms of an eye infection include pain, swelling, discharge, redness, blurry vision, sensitivity to light and the feeling of a foreign object in the eye.

For more information about Pseudomonas, visit the CDC website.


City of Shoreline now accepting ideas for Environmental Mini-Grants

The City of Shoreline offers up to $5,000 per application to individuals, community groups and business owners for projects that help our environment and community.

Accepting ideas now through February 28, 2023. You can apply in one of two ways:

1. Fill out the online idea proposal form using a computer, tablet or smartphone (preferred)

2. Print and fill out a PDF or Word version of the form and submit it via email to or by mail to: Environmental Program Specialist, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., Shoreline, WA 98133. Note: All physical copies must be received by February 28 to be considered.

We are especially seeking to fund project that address one or more of our 2023 priorities listed below:

1. Prepare our community for climate change impacts: Potential impacts include extreme heat, wildfire smoke, floods, and mental and physical health risks, especially for vulnerable populations.

2. Work toward a zero waste Shoreline: Reduce garbage, support the reuse and repair of products, and increase recycling and composting.

3. Protect and restore our natural habitats: Plant trees, take care of our waterways, and create more green spaces to improve air quality, provide shade and protection from heat, and reduce flooding, among other benefits.

4. Reduce fossil fuel use in our cars and buildings: Support ways of getting around that don’t need gasoline or diesel fuel like biking, walking, and electric vehicles. Improve building energy use by converting natural gas heating systems to electric options.

Visit for more information.


Gloria's Birds: Hocus pocus -- First there is a bill, then there is none!

Now you see it
Photo by Gloria Z. Nagler

Now you don't!
Photo by Gloria Z. Nagler
And what a bill! Longer than the bird itself. I'm often moved by how hard birds like this Wilson's Snipe work for their daily sustenance.

--Gloria Z. Nagler


Town of Woodway begins discussions on possible annexation of Point Wells

Town of Woodway is on the bluff directly above Point Wells
Google Earth

From Town of Woodway Mayor Mike Quinn

The Town Council has begun the process of evaluating whether to annex Point Wells. The method of annexation the Council is considering is a very detailed process that begins with the Council’s adoption of an agreement with Snohomish County (called the “interlocal agreement method”). This method of annexation does not require the property owner’s consent.

The adoption of the interlocal agreement can only take place after a public hearing. This hearing is tentatively scheduled for May. If the interlocal agreement is approved, the Town would then submit a notice of intent to annex to the County’s Boundary Review Board in early June. Final approval of an annexation may take months after submission of the notice to the Board.

We do not intend to wait until May to hear from our residents on this important topic. Beginning at the Council’s February 6 Council meeting, we have added a “Point Wells Public Discussion” topic to each Council meeting agenda. The meetings start at 6 pm. Remote (virtual) participation is available for most Council meetings – more information can be found in individual calendar events on the Town's website. Click here to visit the calendar.

This agenda topic will provide an opportunity for residents to come speak with the Council about the potential annexation of Point Wells. We will provide updates at these meetings, but we won’t always have new information to share. Nevertheless, it is important to Council that we provide as many opportunities as possible for residents to ask questions, provide opinions, and come to understand the pros and cons associated with an annexation. We also expect to host residents at a couple of open houses in April, where we expect to be able to provide additional information.

Finally, I want to emphasize two points. First, starting this process does not mean that an annexation will take place. Second, starting this process under the interlocal agreement method of annexation does not mean that an annexation will take place against the property owner’s wishes. We have had and will continue to have conversations with the property owner throughout this process.

If you are unable to attend a meeting but would like to provide a question or comment, please do not hesitate to email me at


U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) named Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal
WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) today was named Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement. Jayapal is the first immigrant in recorded committee history to serve as either Ranking Member or Chair of this Subcommittee.

“As the first South Asian woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and one of only two dozen naturalized citizens in Congress, I am honored and humbled to serve as the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement,” said Jayapal. 
“I came to this country when I was 16, alone, and with nothing in my pockets. After 17 years on an alphabet soup of visas to become a U.S. citizen, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to live the American Dream, a dream that is out of reach for too many immigrants today. 
"It is extremely meaningful to me that I will now be in this position to better move the needle and recenter our broken immigration system around dignity, humanity, and justice. As I step into this role, I would also like to thank Representative Lofgren for her years of dedicated leadership on the Subcommittee, and look forward to continuing to work with her.

“As the House Judiciary Committee gets to work, it is unfortunately becoming clear that the Republican leadership of the committee has no intention of engaging in good faith solutions to reform our immigration laws. 
"In the minority, Democrats will have to be an opposition party that stands up to the most extreme ideas of the GOP and protects our values. However, in this role, I also see promise for bipartisan work with a number of more moderate Republicans who themselves understand the need to restore our country as a beacon of hope.”

The Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security, and Enforcement will be chaired by Tom McClintock (CA-05) and has jurisdiction over immigration law and policy, naturalization, border security, refugee admissions, non-border immigration enforcement, and other various issues.

The fight to reform our immigration laws has been a core tenet of Jayapal’s work in Congress. She has introduced multiple landmark bills and resolutions including her Roadmap to Freedom Resolution, Access to Counsel Act, Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act, WISE Act, Protection of Kids in Immigrant Detention Act, and HEAL Act among others to outline a framework for what a fair, humane immigration system could look like.

Before coming to Congress, Jayapal was a longtime organizer and activist for immigrants’ rights. 

Following the September 11th attacks, she started OneAmerica (formerly Hate Free Zone), the largest immigrant rights organization in Washington State that successfully sued the Bush Administration to prevent the deportation of more than 4,000 Somalis and worked with the Governor to establish a New Americans Council on immigrant integration at the state level. 

For her work at OneAmerica, she was recognized as a Champion of Change by the Obama White House. She was the founding co-chair of the We Belong Together campaign to mobilize women in support of common-sense immigration reform to keep families together and empower women. She was also arrested during a civil obedience demonstration protesting the Trump Administration’s zero humanity family separation policy.

The 7th congressional district encompasses most of Seattle and surrounding areas including Shoreline, Vashon Island, Lake Forest Park, Edmonds and parts of Burien and Normandy Park

District Office contact information: here. If you have any questions, feel free to email.


New Working Families Tax Credit returns up to $1,200 for eligible families

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Washington’s Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) officially launched on February 1, 2023. For qualified families, this credit will provide for up to a $1,200 cash refund. Roughly 400,000 households will qualify. The application portal is now open on the state Department of Revenue’s website.

Today’s launch marks a major step forward in the progress Washington has made towards building an economy that works for everyone. In recent years, that effort has included changing the state’s tax system to support the economic wellbeing of working families.

In 2021, an analysis found that low-income Washingtonians pay 17% of their income in taxes while middle-class people pay 11% and the wealthiest pay just 3%. Programs like the WFTC are righting this upside-down tax structure by making Washington’s tax system less regressive.

Gordon McHenry, Jr., United Way of King County’s CEO, powerfully summed up the work that it has taken to launch the WFTC at today’s press event.

“The journey to an equitable society takes time, intentionality, good policy and good partners.,” McHenry said.

The credit was designed to be available to undocumented workers and those who use an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number to do their taxes.

Sterling Harders, president of SEIU 775, highlighted that key characteristic at today’s press event, saying that Washington built “immigrant inclusion into the launch of this credit from day one.” She noted that inclusivity was important to the coalition, “because here in Washington, we recognize the dignity of every single person in our community.”

Gov. Jay Inslee signed the legislation to implement and expand the tax credit in 2021. The effort to pass the credit was a bipartisan effort that included leadership from both sides of the aisle, including State Reps. My-Linh Thai and Drew Stokesbary.

Information regarding eligibility and an application for the WFTC can be found here: Apply | Washington State Working Families Tax Credit. Application options many of the tax software programs people use to file their annual taxes, through tax professionals, or with the assistance of a network of community organizations all across the state.


CERT Class in Kenmore during March

CERT fire extinguisher demonstration
March 4th, March 5th and March 11th, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Kenmore, WA

The Northshore Emergency Management Coalition (NEMCo) free CERT Program provides information on local hazards and community training on basic preparedness for events that include earthquakes, wind storms, snow events, floods, landslides and more. 

Classes are presented by trained CERT Community members in the areas of Fire Safety, Basic First Aid, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, Utility Management and overall preparedness. 

CERT is for everyone! Topics are presented in an easy to understand, step-by-step process, with hands-on training to build your knowledge and skills.

After a little practice, you and your classmates will participate in a disaster simulation giving you the opportunity to use Hands-on NEMCo CERT Training and apply what you have learned, building confidence in your abilities.

This class will be held from 8am to 5pm on Saturday March 4, Sunday March 5 and Saturday March 11, 2023 at Fire Station 51 in Kenmore 7220 NE 181st Street Kenmore, WA 98028

Attendance at all three classes is required to receive your certificate. 

For more information please visit:


Cartoon by Whitney Potter: Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is Thursday, February 2, 2023


February at the Teen Center - free activities for Tweens and Teens

Shoreline Teen Center (Richmond Highlands Recreation Center)
16554 Fremont Avenue N
Shoreline, WA 98133
South of Shorewood High School


Four fire departments joined for a training exercise in Shoreline

Photos courtesy Shoreline Fire

Shoreline Fire hosted a Structural Collapse training near 145th and I-5 which ended on Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

Joining them were units from Seattle, Bothell and Eastside Fire.


Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play opens Friday at the Phoenix Theatre

Chemical Imbalance opens Friday at the Phoenix Theatre
Photo courtesy Phoenix Theatre
The Phoenix Theatre is bringing the comedy back to evil potions! Start your February with some dark comedy with Lauren Wilson’s comedy, Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play, February 3rd – February 26, 2023.

Dr. Jekyll's research finds him – as usual – investigating the split between good and evil in the human psyche. Of course, things get out of hand when he decides being evil might be more fun and recreational.

Never underestimate an evil potion
Photo courtesy Phoenix Theatre
Rebelling against the repression of Victorian Society, Dr. Jekyll unleashes a libidinous monster on the world.

This hilarious spoof of the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson will keep you in stitches as this fast-paced comedy takes the stage.

Director Eric Lewis and the incredible cast are putting finishing touches on this madcap comedy this week.

"We are having so much fun in rehearsals. We are in the middle of creating exciting fight scenes that are sure to thrill," says Lewis. "It's one of those plays that is really hard to put a label to - definitely funny; some old-school slapstick; some dark comedy; and delightful stage effects. The cast and crew are great - it is a pleasure to work with such talented people."

Featuring local favorites Ingrid Sanai Buron, Melanie Calderwood, and Susan Connors, this show is sure to sell quickly!

Interested parties can learn more about the show by visiting

The Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Avenue, Edmonds, WA 98020 (in Firdale Village) 206-533-2000

Chemical Imbalance: a Jekyll and Hyde Play by Lauren Wilson directed by Eric Lewis. Produced with permission of Dramatist Play Service

February 3rd - February 26
  • Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
  • Tickets
  • Sundays at 2pm
  • Adults $25.00 & Seniors 55+/Students/US Military and Veterans $20.00
  • Run Time: 100 Minutes with a 15-minute intermission
May not be suitable for very young children: some stage violence and stage blood.


Join Briarcrest PTA at a Mariners game on April 2, 2023

Whether you're a lifelong Mariners fan or jumping on the bandwagon, all are welcome on Sunday, April 2 at 1:10pm for 'Briarcrest at a Mariners Game' fundraiser to watch our beloved Ms take on the Cleveland Guardians. 

View level tickets are $15 per person ($5 of each ticket donated to the PTA).
Ticket sales end Friday, February 17 so don't delay! Friends and extended families are always welcome.

Ticket purchase details: Make out checks to “Briarcrest PTA” – be sure to include your student(s) name and # of seats in the note field. Turn in or mail clearly marked checks or cash with this form to the school office 2715 NE 158th St, Shoreline, WA 98155


Northwest Curious: Meet the author Harriet Baskas in online program

Which public fountain has its own private DJ? 

Which bar is home to a museum of really bad art? 

And where can you float in a pool while orcas swim by?

On Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 6:30-7:30pm, meet the author Harriet Baskas, author of “111 Places in Seattle That You Must Not Miss,” as she leads you on a tour of Seattle's most fascinating places and unexpected experiences, while sharing entertaining insights, cultural anecdotes and insider tips. 

Her composition of unusual places, combined with stunning photos by Cortney Kelley, will enchant you and make you fall in love with this intriguing city!

Please register. You will be emailed a link no later than one hour before the program start time. If you do not see an email, check your Junk or Spam folder.

Sponsored by the King County Library Association


New Yoga Studio opening in Shoreline February 25, 2023

Life Balance Yoga is a new studio which will open in Shoreline on February 25, 2023!

The studio will have both heated and non heated classes, and classes for all levels, whether you're a seasoned yogi, or want to try yoga for the first time.

They will have your staples such as Power Flow, Yin, and Slow Flow yoga, as well as some unique classes that can only be found at their studio. For example, their early morning Awake class is designed to wake you up gently with lighting that mimics the sunrise, coupled with citrus aromatherapy.

Ahhhhh that’s nice.

The studio name was inspired by their mission, to create a space where the community could come to balance the stresses of work and life. The intention of the studio is to cultivate not only physical health, but mental, emotional, and spiritual health as well.

Life Balance Yoga will have their Grand Opening on February 25th from 10am - 4pm, and the whole family is invited! 512 NE 165th, Shoreline WA 98155 in the Ridgecrest business district (by Drumlin and the Ridgecrest Pub)

Stop by to tour the studio, take a free 30 minute class, and meet the instructors. There will be snacks and drinks too!

Come experience a more balanced you with Shoreline’s new community yoga studio!


Sunset Monday

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Monday's sunset turns the sky over the Olympic Mountains a deep red, reflected in the waters of the Salish Sea.


Shoreline School District to hold community meetings about budget shortfall

School district headquarters at the Shoreline Center

Shoreline School District is engaged in proactive budget planning work in light of declining revenues and decreased enrollment in recent years.

Since a high point in 2019-20, the district student enrollment has decreased by more than 400 students due to COVID and other factors. The state allocates money based on enrollment.

Declining enrollment is generally anticipated in our near future, due to declining birth rates in King County and limited housing affordability. School districts both nearby and across the country have seen similar enrollment declines.

Along with a decline in enrollment, the District has experienced declining regionalization revenue (for areas that are expensive to live in) from the State at a time when costs have increased. Ultimately, like our families, with declining resources we must right-size our budget to live within our means.

A series of community information sessions will be held to bring awareness across the Shoreline and Lake Forest Park communities to the budget challenges the school district is facing. 

Interested residents, staff, families, and students may attend any session that works for their schedule. The first session was held on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at Einstein Middle School.

Three more are planned in February.

Wednesday, February 1, 5-6:00 pm
Kellogg Middle School Commons
16045 25th Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155

Friday, February 10, 12:30-1:30 pm via Zoom
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Wednesday, February 15, 6-7:00 pm
Shoreline Room, Shoreline Center (north end of the building)
18560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

Superintendent Susana Reyes will share information about the financial situation of the district, the contributing factors, and our need to rebalance revenue and expenditures for the 2023-24 school year and beyond. Please join us. Your thoughts and questions are welcome.

If you would like to request an interpreter at one of our information sessions, please email no later than Friday, January 27.

Learn more about the 2023-24 Shoreline Schools budget outlook

Budget Advisory Team

The Budget Advisory Team (BAT) is a diverse group of parents/guardians, staff, students, and community members who represent a wide range of perspectives that is meeting to review the district’s current and projected budget challenges and the factors that influence school funding and spending. 

The BAT will work together to develop recommended budget priorities, adjustments, and reductions to present to the School Board in early spring.

Find meeting schedule, recent presentations, and other BAT resources

If you have a suggestion that you think the team should consider, please send it to:


MoneyTalk for Couples: What are your financial goals

Stacey Black, BECU Financial Advisor
When it comes to any relationship, aligning on money matters is important as it plays a pivotal role in every aspect of a couple’s life. 

Although talking about finances may not be the most fun conversation to have, there’s no doubt it’s an important one that can have long-term impact.

To make defining your relationship with money easier as a couple, BECU Lead Financial Educator Stacey Black suggests that you kickstart the conversation with this question:

What are your financial goals? 

Black recommends that you don’t dive into a “money talk” that’s all about spreadsheets, budgets and paying your bills – that’s a recipe to stress both of you out. 

Instead, start with a broader conversation about your financial goals – do you want to buy a house? What type of lifestyle do you want to live? 

Then, create realistic goals you can both actually live by and make sure you’re on the same page when it comes to short- and long-term plans. This will open up broader conversations about money and also help to see if you are on the same page when it comes to short-term and long-term financial goals around saving, spending, budgeting and reducing debt.
For example, when creating goals around your emergency fund, Black recommends saving for at least three months of expenses. 

“However, for many people this can be overwhelming. Don’t get discouraged. What’s most important is to get into the habit of saving. Set goals you can actually achieve within a shorter amount of time,” said Black. 

In addition, each couple can start by learning about the 50-20-30 rule and tracking their spending each month. 

Here’s how the 50-20-30 rule works:
  • 50% of your income should go toward your everyday needs, including rent, utilities and other items like groceries and transportation.
  • 20% of your income goes toward your financial goals, such as saving and reducing debt.
  • 30% of your income is typically used for items you want versus need, such as outings or travel expenses.
Try creating a spending journal together to see how and where you’re spending your money and divide each spend into one of these three categories. Keep in mind that this approach is one general rule of thumb – you can always adjust to meet your collective budgeting goals.


Olympic Ballet Theatre presents Debuts in two performances February 18-19, 2023

Credits: Rowan Catel, Elianna Langley, and Taylor Lim in “Til the Mermaid Drags You Under” by Norbert De La Cruz III in the 2022 production of Debuts. Into Dust Photography.

Olympic Ballet Theatre Presents New Works in Debuts
Featuring works by Donald Byrd and Arcadian Broad

Two Performances
February 18, 2023, at 7 PM
February 19, 2023, at 5 PM
Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA)

Olympic Ballet Theatre (OBT) in Edmonds continues its 2022-2023 performance season with DEBUTS in February, presenting new works by contemporary choreographers. This production features From the Dark Land by Donald Byrd and “O.D.D.” (Oliver Davis Dances) by Arcadian Broad.

“We included DEBUTS in the OBT performance season last year, and we are excited to bring it back with new creative pieces by contemporary choreographers this season,” said artistic directors Mara Vinson and Oleg Gorboulev. 
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Donald Byrd, the award-winning local choreographer, often referred to as ‘citizen artist,’ and Arcadian Broad, a soloist at The Sarasota Ballet, who mesmerized OBT audiences with his dashing performance as Basilio in our production of Don Quixote. We look forward to delighting our patrons with this celebration of creativity in contemporary ballet.”

This production will include a “Meet the Artists” Q/A session on Saturday, February 18, 2023, immediately following the performance. Audience members will have an exciting opportunity to meet both choreographers and learn more about their creative process of bringing new works to life on stage.


DEBUTS will run two performances at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on February 18 and February 19, 2023. Tickets range from $27 to $40 and can be purchased at or at the box office 425-774-7570. For more information, contact OBT at or visit .

Olympic Ballet Theatre’s 2022-2023 season is proudly sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Commission, the City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission, The City of Everett Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Peter Smart/EdwardJones, and Seattle NorthCountry.


Arcadian Broad is from Titusville, Florida. He started dancing at the age of 10 in various styles, such as tap, hip-hop and jazz. After receiving a scholarship at ADC IBC, he attended the Orlando Ballet summer program. He went on to train at the Juilliard School in New York City. 

At 16, Arcadian was hired as a professional company dancer with Orlando Ballet. Under the direction of Robert Hill, he became youngest hire in the company’s history to date. In 2019, Arcadian joined the Cincinnati Ballet. In 2021, he joined The Sarasota Ballet as a demi-soloist and was promoted to soloist the following season. 

Arcadian is also a dual choreographer and composer. He has created and premiered over 30 works, including two full-length ballets: Beauty and the Beast and WonderLand: Mad Tales of the Hatter. For his full-length productions, he also composed original orchestral scores. His choreography has been performed by Orlando Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, Sarasota Ballet, Danceworks Chicago and seen on TV/streaming channels.

Donald Byrd
Donald Byrd is the Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle. Formerly, he was Artistic Director of Donald Byrd/The Group, a critically acclaimed contemporary dance company, founded in Los Angeles and later based in New York, that toured both nationally and internationally. He is a Tony-nominated (The Color Purple) and Bessie Award-winning (The Minstrel Show) choreographer.

Throughout the 40+ years of his choreographic career, Mr. Byrd has created over 100 works for his companies as well as works for many leading classical and contemporary companies. This list includes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, The Joffrey Ballet, The Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco), Dance Theater of Harlem, and many others. 

Mr. Byrd’s many awards, prizes, and fellowships include the Doris Duke Artist Award; Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts, Cornish College of the Arts; Masters of Choreography Award, The Kennedy Center; Fellow at The American Academy of Jerusalem; James Baldwin Fellow of United States Artists; Resident Fellow of The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center; Fellow at the Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue, Harvard University; and the Mayor’s Arts Award for his sustained contributions to the City of Seattle.


Olympic Ballet Theatre is an emerging nonprofit ballet company presenting four productions of classical and contemporary ballets each season. Founded 42 years ago and now under the leadership of co-artistic directors Mara Vinson and Oleg Gorboulev, OBT has become a mainstay of the Snohomish County arts scene, regularly touring theaters in Everett and Edmonds. OBT provides high-quality original and classical ballet productions while maintaining the family-friendly ticketing prices and intimate venues that audiences love.

700 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98020 | 425.774.7570 |


Candlemas service at St. Dunstan's to promote justice and activism

At St. Dunstan's, we want to try something new with something old. We want to use the ancient tradition of Candlemas to start a new wave of justice. To shine the Light of Peace into our modern world that has so much injustice and darkness.

We are calling for people to repent of any ways in which they add to injustice or fail to fight injustice in the places they can.

On February 2, 2023 at 7pm we are having a service called Candlemas. Traditionally this service is about celebrating the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple as a baby. It represents the bringing of Christ’s Light to the whole world.

In modern times it’s been a mixed bag on how well churches have stepped up to love as Christ calls us to love, by both fully accepting people as well as taking care of people. We at Saint Dunstan’s are doing what we can to fix that. We want to put into action the prayer we always say, “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven”.

Because prayer without action would only be further sinfulness on our parts, we have reached out to activist partners to come and have tables with information on how people can get involved.

The Service will run from 7pm to about 8pm. After the service we will gather in the parish hall to share specific ways we can get involved, get active, and make a difference. We hope you will take this opportunity to get involved with local groups to add or continue your effort to making this world a better place.

You can RSVP on Eventbrite or Facebook.

If you are involved in an advocacy group that might like to join with us for this, please email by 10am on Wednesday.


Free Thrifting Event for 6th through 12th graders at Richmond Teen Center February 10, 2023

Free event at the Shoreline Teen Center Friday, February 10, 2023, from 2:30 to 6pm.

Come to gym at the Richmond Highlands Rec Center 16554 Fremont Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133 on February 10th after school and check out what’s on offer! 

We will have 100% free, second hand clothing from shoes to jackets and more. Come browse and shop for free. 

As per usual we will also have video games, billiards, ping pong, and plenty of food to enjoy while you hang out.

This event is open to all 6th through 12th grade!

Open Friday 2:30 to 9:00pm


Scene on the Sound: Olympics and ferry

Monday, January 30, 2023

Photo by Lee Lageschulte
The Kingston-Edmonds ferry on the Salish Sea against a backdrop of snow covered Olympic peaks.


GBCIB Charitable Foundation grants $5,000 to Banchero Disability Partners

Clifford Sullam, GBCIB Manager of the Shoreline branch presents a $5,000 check to Banchero Disability Partners. Accepting the check are Farzana Rehman, CFO/COO, (left) and Carol Salter, Executive Director. Photo by BDP

Banchero Disability Partners (BDP) dedicates energy and funds to promoting healthy living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities by enhancing clients’ medical, physical and emotional hierarchy of needs. 

The mission of BDP focuses on eliminating discrimination against individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their local communities. Banchero Disability Partners empowers adults with developmental disabilities so that they may realize their potential, achieve their goals, and be active and contributing members of their communities. 

We envision a future where people with developmental disabilities are accepted, integrated, respected, and take an active part in living their lives to their highest potential. 

Staff teach tenants with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) how to shop for nutritious ingredients, prepare meals, balance checkbooks, pay bills, and clean their apartments. They identify activities in the community where they can integrate with those who may not have had exposure to individuals with developmental disabilities. 

Their staffing model provides a 1:2 ratio, with a few 1:1 services for those with significant disabilities. 

We strive to facilitate feelings of belonging and fulfillment, create a safe home, and emotionally meet their hierarchy of needs. 

BDP currently owns two apartment complexes, one in North Seattle and one in Shoreline, where they house individuals with I/DD and low-income individuals who are refugees or immigrants.

On January 25, 2023 GBCIB Charitable Foundation representative, Clifford Sullam, local bank Manager, presented BDP with a $5,000 grant to further our mission to Carol Salter, Executive Director, and Farzana Rehman, CFO/COO. 
The BDP Board of Directors and senior administrators are committed to providing the most accurate and updated education and training to our staff who provide medical and emotional support to the 34 adults we serve. Funds received will allow us to access training for staff and clients and will include: mental, emotional, nutritional, and physical health interventions.

The GBC International Bank (GBCIB) Charitable Foundation’s goal is to support organizations that offer health care, human services, and education for youth and the elderly. GBCI is a full-service community business bank established in 1976 as the “First Women’s Bank”, whose mission was to fight discrimination in the banking industry on the basis of sex. 

The Shoreline branch is located at 16001 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133.

Since then they have expanded that non-discrimination model to the present Charitable Foundation supporting initiatives for healthy living for seniors, educating youth, and supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their local communities. 

"BDP’s similar mission to GBCIB Foundation is the reason we chose GBCIB as our full banking partner."


Shorenorth Cooperative Preschool Spring Carnival and Silent Auction March 25, 2023

Shorenorth Cooperative Preschool Spring Carnival and Silent Auction
Saturday March 25, 12-4pm
17839 Aurora Ave N (Located at Ronald United Methodist Church)

Shorenorth Cooperative Preschool invites the public to join our families for a FREE Spring Carnival Event. Come with your kiddos to play pre-school friendly carnival games.

Wednesday prior to the carnival, our online auction will go live. We invite you to support by joining the bidding opening on March 22 and closing at noon on March 25. Auction Pick Up happens at the Carnival. Come for your items, stay for the fun!

**Auction Items and Bidding Portal Details are Coming Soon - Check our Facebook Event or for auction portal on March 22nd.**

Shorenorth preschool is a program of Shoreline Community College.

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