Lynnwood Link Extension Project (North Corridor Transit Project)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Elevated light rail will run along I-5 through Shoreline
Photo courtesy Sound Transit

Sound Transit Board identifies route and station options for North Link study

Last Thursday, the Sound Transit Board of Directors identified route and station locations for staff to study as part of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the extension of light rail between Northgate and the Lynnwood Transit Center.  The DEIS will also look more closely at potential impacts and mitigation associated with the route running along the I-5 corridor.

The DEIS and environmental review process will study proposed stations at the following locations along I-5:

  • NE 130th Street
  • NE 145th Street
  • NE 155th Street
  • NE 185th Street
  • 236th  Street SW
  • 220th  Street SW
  • Lynnwood Transit Center
Other areas of study include alignment, profile and station design issues.  Sound Transit will also seek to avoid, minimize or mitigate potential impacts of the project as the project moves forward.  The DEIS is scheduled to be published in spring 2013.

Following public input during the scoping phase of the project last fall, Sound Transit completed additional public outreach last month which included ongoing consultation with local governments, and ten Community Drop-in Sessions in North King County and South Snohomish County.

Nearly 500 community members engaged staff to gather information and have their opinions known about future light rail options along the I-5 corridor.  That input - as well as ongoing analysis - helped inform the Sound Transit board’s decision.

The line is part of the Sound Transit 2 extensions to the north, east and south approved by voters in 2008.  It is scheduled to open in 2023.

For more information visit the project page on the web (includes map), email  or call Roger Iwata, Community Outreach Corridor Lead at 206-689-4904. 


Rare plants in a gracious Shoreline garden

Shoreline gardener and her exotic garden featured in Valerie Easton article in The Seattle Times

"So I wasn't expecting much besides a bunch of plants I didn't recognize when I visited Jeanette Kunnen's Shoreline garden. Instructors from Edmonds Community College bring their horticulture classes to Kunnen's garden for a veritable tour of global flora. Her Chilean fire bush is rumored to be the largest in the Seattle area. It's no small feat to cultivate this hummingbird magnet with its exotic bottlebrush flowers. 
"Despite Kunnen's decades-long pursuit of rare plants, she's never lost sight of creating a gracious garden."


Lake Forest Park Rotary names its charitable foundation in honor of member John E. Halver

John E. Halver

LFP Rotary meeting May 2, 7:15-8:30 am, Wednesday morning, at the LFP Presbyterian Church.

The Lake Forest Park Rotary Club has named its local foundation after a distinguished member, John E. Halver, respected worldwide for his research and applied science on the nutritional benefits of fish consumption.

On Wednesday morning, May 2, the Rotary Club will honor John by inducting the first six recipients of the John E. Halver Award for financial contributions made to the newly named foundation.  John, who recently turned 90, but still travels the globe giving talks on his latest research, will present the morning’s  program on the effects of removing Olympic Peninsula dams to enhance salmon restoration.   (meeting details:  LFP Presbyterian Church, 7:15-8:30am, Wednesday mornings).   

Lovingly referred to as “Dr. Fish Oil” by club members, John is evangelical in his quest to encourage everyone to supplement their diets with fish oil. John, and wife Jane, reside in Lake Forest Park’s Sheridan Beach.   
"We are honored that John would lend his name to our foundation," says LFP Rotary President, Frank Michiels.  The foundation funds local and international service projects including the free Rotacare Clinic in Lake City, scholarships, music and dictionaries in Shoreline schools, food baskets, etc.


GiveBIG to Market Bucks

The Lake Forest Park Farmers Market opens Sunday, May 13th, Mother's Day, at 11:00 am.

Before we start the Season, we'd like to tell you about the Market Bucks program Friends of Third Place Commons started at our Market a few years ago. 

Market Bucks are distributed to local schools and agencies like the Center for Human Services and our local Senior Center. They identify the people and families in our neighborhood who need assistance.

On May 2, you can leverage your donation almost magically, through The Seattle Foundation's Give Big Campaign.

Donate to Friends of Third Place Commons between midnight and midnight on May 2 through our page "Friends of Third Place Commons" in The Seattle Foundation’s Giving Center. We'll turn your bucks into Market Bucks that will feed hungry neighbors.


Register for Shoreline Goodwill’s FREE classes

Shoreline Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Center, located at 14500 15th Ave. NE, will be registering people for free classes May 7 – 11, 2012.  The eight-week session runs from May 21 – July 12, 2012.

The staff expects classes to fill up fast and reminds prospective students that sign-up is on a first come, first served basis.

The center will offer the following classes:

  • Retail and Customer Service Training Program
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Basic Computer Classes– Introductory courses for people with little or no computer experience.
    •     Computer Basics
    •     Basic Computers for ESOL
    •     Microsoft Word
    •     Microsoft Excel
  • Career Building Assistance: Instructors can help people with job searches, resume and cover letter writing, interview practice and more.

For class availability and enrollment information, please call 206-631-8460.


Shorecrest, Shorewood tennis teams both play five matches in five days

The Shorecrest and Shorewood girls’ tennis teams both play five matches in five days this week.

Shorecrest takes a Western-Conference-3A-division-first-place 10-1 record into a Monday match at Lynnwood, a Tuesday home match with Oak Harbor, a Wednesday match at Meadowdale, a Thursday match at Everett and a Friday home match with Mountlake Terrace.

Shorewood takes a second-place 9-2 record into a Monday home match with Oak Harbor, a Wednesday home match with Marysville-Getchell, a Thursday home match with Meadowdale, a Friday match at Glacier Peak and a Saturday match at Lynnwood.

All matches are at 3:30 p.m. except for the Saturday match at 11 a.m. Shorecrest plays its home matches at the Shoreline Park courts at the Shoreline Center. Shorewood plays at Shoreview Park.

The Shorecrest junior varsity takes an 8-3 record into a Monday home match with Lynnwood, a Tuesday match at Oak Harbor, a Wednesday home match with Meadowdale, a Thursday home match with Everett and a Friday match at Mountlake Terrace.

The Shorewood JVs take a 10-3 record into a Monday match at Oak Harbor, a Thursday match at Meadowdale and a Friday home match with Glacier Peak.

The Wesco 3A tournament is May 8, 9 and 10 at Jackson High School in Mill Creek.


Shorecrest soccer team plays at Glacier Peak Monday after 2-0 loss at Marysville-Getchell last week

The Shorecrest boys' soccer team finishes its regular season Monday at Glacier Peak after losing at Marysville-Getchell, 2-0, Wednesday, April 25.

Shorecrest takes an 8-4-3 record into a game at Glacier Peak (5-3-5) at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Glacier Peak High School. Junior varsity teams from the two schools meet at 5:30.

In Shorecrest’s 2-0 loss at Marysville-Getchell, Marysville Getchell scored twice in the second half for the victory.

The Shorecrest junior varsity has an 11-1-3 record after a 2-1 victory over Marysville-Getchell Wednesday.


Upcoming events at the Shoreline Library - self-discovery and food

The 3C's Model:  Contribute, Collaborate, Create

Thursday, May 10, 7pm
The 3C's Model offers a rich experience for self-discovery through understanding what is personally important and meaningful. Going through a 3C's conversation reminds people about their own history and the legacy they are still in the process of creating.

A Matter of Taste:  Food and its Attractions
Saturday, May 12, 2pm
Explore some of the fascinating aspects of food from a variety of perspectives:  Our own food memories and experiences, food lore, and the many cuisines around us.  this interactive class will include some basics of flavor, taste and preparation, plus easy-to-prepare recipes and menus. Presenter Rebecca Crichton has worked successfully in the food business as a caterer.

Photo: Rebecca Crichton, Executive Director of the Northwest Center for Creative Aging.

The Shoreline Library is located at 345 NE 175th, Shoreline 98155.


Shorecrest softball team plays host to Meadowdale Tuesday after Monday game postponed

The Shorecrest softball team holds sixth place in the Western Conference 3A division going into a Tuesday home game with Meadowdale, after a Monday game at Mountlake Terrace was rescheduled for May 8.

The postponement means that the Scots will play three games this week instead of four, but it also means that they will play three games next week instead of two,

Shorecrest takes a 4-6 Wesco 3A record (8-6 overall) into the game with Meadowdale at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Shorecrest, followed by a 6 p.m. Wednesday home game with Oak Harbor and a 6 p.m. Friday game at Shorewood.

Shorecrest and Shorewood are battling for the sixth and final Wesco berth in the Northwest District 3A tournament beginning May 15.
Shorewood was a half game behind Shorecrest with a 3-6 Wesco 3A record (3-10 overall), going into a Monday home game with first-place Everett. 


17 year old girl who died in fatal traffic accident on I-5 identified as former Shorewood student

The Washington State Patrol has identified the 17 year old girl who jumped from the 145th Street overpass into southbound I-5 traffic lanes early Saturday morning as Kelsey Lippincott of Tukwila.

They believe she was hit by at least two cars and a semi, who may not have realized what happened and continued on without stopping. WSP asks witnesses to contact Det. Mederios at 425-401-7719.

Shorewood principal Bill Dunbar, in a letter to school families, identified her as a former Shorewood student.
"As a school, we are making every effort to respond to the needs of all of our students, staff and community.  The Shorewood staff as a whole is doing everything possible to respond to this tragic event."



Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Columbine flower. Photo by Jan Hansen.

Jan Hansen says, 

"I looked at this flower this morning and thought of others that are still in mourning.  The scenes and sounds of that terrible day have not been forgotten. Like 911 they upsurge. 

"Treasure the lives around us."


Quick State Shoreline Business Workshop Tuesday, May 1

The Tuesday Quick-Start Shoreline Business Workshop for start-up, existing or potential business owners will be held on May 1, 2012 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N. 

If you think Facebook is a time suck, you are doing it wrong!

Event description

When done properly, with a strategy behind it, it can be hugely successful in building relationships, creating a community around you and your business - and ultimately, growing your business!

Social Media ROI is all the rage - so let's break it down!
Attendees can expect to...

Leave with practical tips on how to move forward for greater success in their Facebook activities.
Top reasons you should attend...

If you've been frustrated by your engagement, or lack thereof - this is going to be the workshop for you.

The speaker will share...

  1.     How to "do" Facebook in less than 30 minutes per day.
  2.     Why it's important to be active on a daily basis
  3.     Engagement strategies
  4.     How to get more likes without begging. :-)

Tracey Warren
Tracey Warren has a passion for marketing, for teaching and for connecting people. 

Now, with Ready, Set, Grow Marketing she teaches business owners the value of Social Media Marketing through workshops and one-on-one coaching.


A spectacular weekend of events in Richmond Beach May 11-13

Four great events have joined together to make one spectacular weekend in Richmond Beach. This year’s celebration promises to provide activities and entertainment for all ages and interests.

Strawberry Festival
Saturday, May 12, Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Community Park, 2201 NW 197th Street

Enjoy the music of local bands, food from local restaurants, games and activities for kids, and a walking tour of historic Richmond Beach—all while sampling the tasty strawberry shortcake from this year’s strawberry crop! This event is co-sponsored by the Richmond Beach Community Association and the City of Shoreline and supported by a Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Community Project Grant.

Arts and Crafts Show
Friday, May 11, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW

Come meet the local artists while quartet music is provided by our own Shorewood High School. We encourage artists of hand-crafted pieces to either contact Julie Vaughn at (206) 542-6548 for more information or pick up an artist’s packet at the Richmond Beach Library (206) 546-3522. This event is sponsored by Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.

Car Show
Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Richmond Beach Rehab, 19235 15th Avenue NW

Friends, neighbors and car enthusiasts are invited to visit Richmond Beach Rehab to view one of the best displays of classic cars around while listening to music provided by The Gentlemen Callers.

Plant Sale and Open House
Friday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 13, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden will host its 25th Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale and Open House. Held each year since 1987, the Garden’s spring sale features a wide selection of native plants and unusual exotics that are well suited for northwest gardens. Enjoy free family activities and tours of the Garden! See website for shuttle information.

Due to limited parking at the event sites, off-site parking and shuttle service to all four events will be provided on Saturday, May 12. Visitors are encouraged to use the shuttle to reduce impact on the neighborhood. Richmond Beach residents are encouraged to walk or carpool, if possible. Details will be forthcoming.

For more information, visit


32nd District Dems endorse Kagi, Ryu, McDermott, Inslee

By Evan Smith

The 32nd Legislative District Democrats have given early endorsements to incumbent Congressman Jim McDermott, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee, incumbent State Reps. Ruth Kagi and Cindy Ryu, and Democratic secretary-of-state candidate Kathleen Drew. 

District Democratic Chairwoman Carin Chase announced the endorsements April 11.

Chase says that she expects more endorsements in early May.

The District includes Shoreline, part of northwest Seattle, Lynnwood, Woodway, south Edmonds and unincorporated areas of southwest Snohomish County.

Kagi will be seeking her eighth two-year term and Ryu her second term in the State House of Representatives. Neither has an announced opponent. 

McDermott will seek his 13th two-year term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Two fellow Democrats -- Andrew Hughes and Donovan Rivers – have registered an intent to run for the position.

Inslee has given up his seat in Congress to run for governor.

Drew, a former legislator from Issaquah and policy analyst for Gov. Christine Gregoire, is one of several candidates seeking to replace retiring Secretary of State Sam Reed. She now serves as a policy adviser at the state Department of Enterprise Services — an agency responsible for payroll and personnel, and managing contracts, real estate and supplies.


SCC Baseball Splits With Olympic College, Wins First Region Road Game

The Shoreline Community College Baseball Team won its first region road game of the year, 6-1 over Olympic College in Game 2 yesterday in Bremerton, WA but could have had a sweep, as the Dolphins led 3-1 in the bottom of 7th of the first game (7 inning game), but could not stop an OC rally and dropped the game, 4-3.
In Game 2, SCC fell behind 1-0 after the first inning, but SCC scored 2 runs in the 3rd and 4th innings and added single runs in the 8th and 9th for insurance in the 6-1 victory. SCC was outhit in the game, 10 to 9, but made their hits count more.
Layton Bush was the winning pitcher, throwing a complete game for the Dolphins, allowing 1 run (unearned) and striking out 5 in the game while leaving 10 base runners stranded. Christian Estabillo had 2 hits for Shoreline, to include a double while scoring a run and having 1 RBI. Luis Delmar also had 2 hits for SCC and Matt Cottingham had a double.
In Game 1, SCC rallied for 3 runs in the 5th inning to overcome a OC 1-0 lead. Cottingham had another double with 2 RBIs and scored a run in that 5th inning rally. Daniel Cavanaugh had a double as well and 1 RBI for the Dolphins.
Ryan Garrett was the hard luck pitcher for SCC allowing only 2 earned runs in 6.1 innings, striking out 8 and being dominant until that ill fated 7th inning.
SCC is now 4-27 for the year, 3-15 in the NWAACC Northern Region. Olympic falls to 11-19 overall and 2-12 in the region.
The two teams met today at 1:00 PM at Meridian Park in Shoreline for a doubleheader. The Dolphins have 8 more games left in the season.


SCC Softball Sweeps By Edmonds CC 23-1 and 14-3 In Region Doubleheader

The Shoreline Community College Lady Dolphin Softball Team swept by Edmonds Community College on Friday, by the scores of 23-1 and 14-2 in a NWAACC Northern Region doubleheader.

In Game 1, the result was never in question, as SCC scored 8 runs in the bottom of the first and 7 in the 2nd to lead 15-0 after 2 innings. Vallen Brewer was the big bat for SCC, going 4-5, with 5 RBIs, 3 runs scored on with 2 triples and 1 homerun.
Sophia Overlock-Pauley added 3 hits and 4 RBIs while leadoff hitter Nicole Reyling added 3 hits and 4 runs scored. Syrina Bailly also had 3 hits in the game with 3 runs and 3 RBIs.
Alia Kelly got the win for SCC on the mound, pitching a 2 hitter with 6 strikeouts and running her record to 6-3 on the season.
In Game 2, EDCC made more of game of it, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the 2nd, but SCC scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 2nd to regain the lead. The Tritons scored 1 more in the top of 4th, but SCC put the game away with 10 runs in the bottom of 4th.
Nicole Reyling lead SCC with 3 hits, 2 being homeruns, 5 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Katie Mason got the win and take her record to 2-0 for the year.
SCC is now 14-11-2 overall and 9-3 in the NWAACC Northern Region, good enough for 2nd place. EDCC falls to 0-23 overall and 0-20 in the region.
SCC has a big week of games coming up, facing Douglas College on Tuesday, Olympic College on Friday (both at Shoreview Park) and Bellevue College at the University of Washington Field on Saturday.
Photo Album Of Game  on SCC Athletic Facebook and Google+ Pages.


Plant sale at Ridgecrest Elementary May 12


Shorecrest, Shorewood golf teams meet Mountlake Terrace Monday and Tuesday

The Shorecrest and Shorewood golf teams both meet Mountlake Terrace Monday and Tuesday, with the girls’ teams playing Monday at 3 p.m. at Ballinger Golf Course in Mountlake Terrace and the boys’ teams playing Tuesday at 2:45 at Jackson Park Golf Course.

Going into the Monday girls’ match, Shorecrest defeated Glacier Peak and Meadowdale April 18, and Shorewood defeated Glacier Peak and Meadowdale April 11 and finished second behind Everett and ahead of Lynnwood April 19.

Going into the Tuesday boys’ match, Shorecrest finished second behind Everett and ahead of Marysville-Getchell April 11 before losing to Glacier Peak and Meadowdale April 17, and Shorewood defeated Lynnwood April 17 before finishing second behind Everett and ahead of Lynnwood April 19. 

High School Golf results 
Wednesday, April 11 

At Cedarcrest Golf Course, Marysville (par 36)

Team scores — Everett 206 strokes, Shorecrest 225, Marysville-Getchell 227

Individuals — 1 (tie) Heyman, E, Lewis, E, 38 strokes; 3, Fugate, MG, 40; 4, Trent Jones, SC, 41; 5 (tie) Barton, E, Simpson, E, 42; 7, Marko Willis, SC, 43; 8, St. John, MG, 44; 9, Konrad Otani, SC, 45; 10 (tie), Nathan Hannah SC, Raynor. E, 46 … RJ Esserjose, SC, 50. 

At Kenwanda Golf Course, Snohomish (par 37)

Team scores — Shorewood 85 points, Glacier Peak 59, Meadowdale 42

Individuals — 1, Cassie McKinley, SW, 33 points; 2, Jennifer Thompson, SW, 16; 3 (tie) Brown, GP, Junelle Broulette, SW, Durand, GP, 15; 6 (tie), Christie GP, Wilson, GP, 12; 8 (tie), Jane Tarabochia, SW, Maltbie, M, 11; 10 (tie), Savannah Young SW, Jin Im M, Ana Maria Beall, M. 10. 
Tuesday, April 17 

At Kenwanda Golf Course (par 35) 

Team scores — Glacier Peak 210 strokes, Meadowdale 225, Shorecrest 234 

Individuals — 1 (tie). Trent Jones, SC, Denessen, GP, Wollman, GP, 40 strokes; 4, Gildersleeve, SC, 41; 5, Glazewski, M, Haughney, M, Larson. M, 42; 8, Marco Willis, SC, 43; 9, Reines, GP. 44; 10, Eagon 45; … RJ Esserjose, SC, 49, Konrad Otani, SC, 50, Ian Adams, SC, 52. 

At Lynnwood
Team Scores -- Shorewood 198 strokes, Lynnwood 224 
Wednesday, April 18 

At Lynnwood GC (par 33)

Team scores — Shorecrest 101 points, Glacier Peak 85, Meadowdale 74. 

Individuals — 1, Audrey Penner, SC, 25 points; 2 (tie), Anna Maria Beall, M, and Allison S, Jones, 21; 4 (tie), Hailey Maltbie, M, and Stephanie Taylor, SC, 20. 

Thursday, April 19 
At Lynnwood GC (par 33)

Team scores — Everett 106 points, Shorewood 91, Lynnwood 68. 
Individuals — 1, Barhanovich, E, 30 points; 2, Junelle Broulette, SW, 27; 3, Maza, L, 23; 4, McKayla Fox, E, 22; 5, Taja, E, 21; 6, Janelle Williams, SW, 19; 7, Anderson, E, 17; 8 (tie), Jane Tarabochia, SW, Bird, E, Lee, E, 16; … Rachel Miller, SW, 15, Jennifer Thompson, SW, 14. 

At Legion Memorial Golf Course, Everett, 13 holes, par 51

Team scores: Everett 295 strokes, Shorewood 313, Lynnwood 337. 

Individuals — 1 (tie), Heman, E, Lewis E, 55; 3 (tie), Chris Babcock, SW, Caparas, L, 56; 5, Jamie Wright, SW, 59; 6, Barton, E, 60; 7, Simpson, E, 61; 8 (tie), Stuart Schachle, SW, Raynor E, 64; … Dane Kraft, SW, 66, Sam Stapleton, SW, 68.


Shorewood takes undefeated soccer record into Monday home game with Oak Harbor after 3-0 victory over Everett Wednesday

The Shorewood boys’ soccer team takes a 14-0 record into a Monday home game with Oak Harbor after a 3-0 home victory over Everett last week.

Shorewood and Oak Harbor meet at Shoreline Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Monday, with junior varsity teams from the two schools meeting at 5:30.

In Shorewood’s 3-0 victory over Everett Wednesday, April 25, Thunderbird goalkeeper Daniel Nadeau recorded his 13th shutout in 14 games; Owusu Fordjour scored with an assist from Hayk Avanesyan; and Andreas Gobel and Taj McChesney scored unassisted goals.

The Shorewood junior varsity team improved its record to 13-0-1 with a 9-1 victory over Everett Wednesday.

Wesco 3A Varsity Boys’ Soccer Standings

Glacier Peak
Mountlake Terrace
Oak Harbor
 Top six teams to Northwest District 3A tournament


Shorecrest, Shorewood softball teams both play four games this week

The Shorecrest and Shorewood softball teams both play four games in the next five days.
Shorecrest takes a 5-6 Western Conference 3A division record (8-6 overall) into games Monday at 4 p.m. at Marysville-Getchell Tuesday at 5 p.m. against Meadowdale at home and Wednesday at 6 p.m. at home against Oak Harbor.
Shorewood takes a 3-6 Wesco 3A record (3-10 overall) into games Monday at 6 p.m. at home against Everett and Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace and Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Lynnwood. 

The Scots and Thunderbirds meet each other Friday at 6 p.m. at Shorewood’s Meridian Park field.


Nominate someone for the Golden Tennis Shoe award

US Senator Patty Murray
Former Shoreline resident Patty Murray, now one of our senators in Washington, D.C. gives an annual award to a Washington state citizen for grassroots advocacy called the Golden Tennis Shoe award.

This year, she is asking the public to submit nominations for the award.

"On June 8, I’m hosting my 17th Annual “Golden Tennis Shoes” Awards in Seattle, when we meet to honor some of our fellow Washingtonians who are making our state an even better place to live, work, and raise our families.
"I’ll bet you know someone in your community who deserves to be recognized for the selfless, hard work that they do every day. Well, I want to know who that is."


GiveBIG on Wednesday, May 2, midnight to midnight

On May 2, 2012, pick your favorite nonprofit, rally your friends, and give online.Your gift will grow bigger, thanks to funds from generous GiveBIG sponsors!


The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.

Each donation made through The Seattle Foundation's website to the any of the 1,300 profiled nonprofit organizations between midnight and midnight (Pacific Time) on May 2, 2012 will receive a pro-rated portion of the matching funds (or "stretch") pool. The amount of the "stretch" depends on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. For example, if a nonprofit organization receives 3 percent of the total donations during GiveBIG, then it will receive 3 percent of the stretch pool.


Throughout GiveBIG, donors will be chosen at random to have an additional $1,000 given to the charity that received their donation. The selected donor will also be eligible to win a Starbucks gift card wort $100!


Check to see if your favorite nonprofit is listed to participate in the event by searching for them at the GiveBIG website. If they are, then plan to donate during GiveBIG on May 2!


Death notices as of April 22, 2012

Obituaries are condensed biographies of people's lives, written by the people who loved them. Like a memorial service, they tell us things we may not have known about the person, and may leave us wishing we had known them better

Lawrence E. "Larry" Bean 1933-2012 Married Portia Marlow 1958 and they raised four children in Shoreline, David, Mark, Michael, and Diane. Very active in the LDS church, Lake Forest Park ward.

Maelo (Kruse) Amick  1917-2012 Died in Shoreline. Long-time volunteer with the Veteran's Association.

Jennie Gulick  1917-2012  First woman to serve on the board of the North End Broker's Association and with her husband Walter, started Shoreline Realty.

Rick D. Remillard  1959-2012  Wine steward at Shoreline Central Market, created webpage for customers.

Richard Testerman  1943-2012  Taught in Edmonds. Services at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach.

Joseph Earl "Joe" Regan  1923-2012  Airman and WW II POW. Worked at Boeing 36 years, active in Republican politics. Services at St Mark's Catholic Church in Shoreline.

Walter Osten Bryant  1947-2012  Painting contractor who moved to Seattle in the 1990s. Services at St. David Emmanuel Church in Shoreline.

Sylvia Elaine Wilson Onustack  1935-2012  In 1955, "Sylvia married her high-school sweetheart, Robert William Onustack, and they settled into their new home "out in the country" in what today is Shoreline, WA".  Worked as an electrical inspector at Boeing after her husband's death. Lived 51 years in Shoreline, retired to Edmonds.   

Barbara N. Eidem  1929-2012  Long-time resident of Shoreline.

Judith Elaine (Bawden) Cheeney  1944-2012  "Her God, her family, and her music were the thrust of her life." Memorial service at Shoreline Free Methodist Church.

Florence W. Redding  1919-2012  Passed away at Aegis Callahan House of Shoreline. The family expressed its heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers at Callahan.

Harold Venable  1922-2012   "A long-time member of St. Luke Parish, he was particularly involved with the work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society." Rosary and mass at St. Luke in Shoreline.

Frances Louise Peters  1922-2012  Army nurse from 1945-1947. Nurse in Shoreline Schools 1964-1982. Died in Shoreline.

Lucille Marie Essler Chesvick  1927-2012  Resident of Shoreline for the past 6-1/2 years. Memorial mass at St. Luke.

Thomas Duggan Munger  1948-2012  Enjoyed helping charitable causes. Taught ceramic classes. Employed as a house painter. Mass at St. Luke in Shoreline, Memorial service at Cristwood.

Liana Joane Bivoino  1944-2012  "fell asleep in the Lord on Pascha, April 15, 2012, after a long battle with cancer." Three children and 16 foster children. Services at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church in Shoreline.

Harold Alexander Brindle  1934-2012  "Raised in Seattle, he was a true Alaskan at heart." Services at St. Lukes in Shoreline.

Nancy Anne Gilbreath  1922-2012  Died at home in Lake Forest Park. "Her hobby of entering contests brought the family many prizes including trips to Europe."

Laura M. Richardson  aged 82, died at her home in Shoreline April 16, 2012.

Arne Sverre Rodley  aged 56, died April 15, 2012.  Services at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach. Contributions suggested to the Sons of Norway.

Hisako S. Gore  1937-2012  Passed away at her home in Shoreline. Born in Osaka, Japan, married an American marine. They lived in Seattle, Okinawa, and Shoreline.

Dorothy I. Shiveley  1917-2012  From her childhood, she was active in the Episcopal Church. Settled in Shoreline after WW II, raised her family. Sang in the church choir and the Seattle Chorale. A celebration of life at St. Dunstan's Parish in Shoreline.

Gerald L. "Gerry" Gregg II  1949-2012  Loved golf and played his last game three days before his death from cancer. Graduated from Shoreline High School.

Marie S. Jacobsen  1917-2012  The family thanks Mill Creek Adult Family care in Shoreline for her final years. Funeral at St. Luke in Shoreline.


25th annual Mother's Day Plant Sale at Kruckeberg Gardens

2011 Mother's Day Plant Sale
Photo by Aden Heuser

Tradition, History and Plants Thrive at 25th Annual Spring Sale
  • May 10, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.: Pre-Sale Event for members of the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation only, new members welcome.
  • May 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Plant sale open to the public.
  • May 12 and 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Plant sale open to the public, with free family activities all day and garden tours at 1 p.m.
  • Due to limited neighborhood parking, off-site parking and a shuttle to the Garden are provided May 11-13. Sale attendees are asked to use the off-site parking area and will receive a coupon to use at the Sale. See websote for details. The Nursery is located at 20312 15th Ave NW.
Local nurserywoman Mareen Kruckeberg first opened her private garden and nursery for a small plant sale on Mother’s Day weekend in 1987. Twenty-five years later, the annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale and Open House carries on as a historic, yet thriving community tradition at Shoreline’s Kruckeberg Botanic Garden.

Browsing at the 2011 Mother's Day Sale
Photo by Aden Heuser

The MsK Rare and Native Plant Nursery that Mareen founded continues the tradition with a family-friendly event on May 11-13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In 2012, local plant sales on Mother’s Day weekend abound, but that was not true 25 years ago. Don’t miss the original! The plant sale will feature hundreds of species, many hard-to-find, of native plants and unusual exotics that are well suited for Northwest gardens. Free family activities and garden tours will also be offered. 

Mareen, who passed away in 2003, specialized in a wide selection of plants that were rarely available in nurseries at the time. She loved to make interesting plants available to Northwest gardeners. The annual Mother’s Day Sale quickly became a favorite community event, particularly for plant enthusiasts and connoisseurs.

In the years since it began, the Mother’s Day Sale has transitioned from a small open house at a private garden to a large fundraising event for a public botanic garden. The Nursery is located within the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, which was purchased from the Kruckeberg family by the City of Shoreline in 2008. All sale proceeds now support the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation, a nonprofit organization that operates the Garden in cooperation with the City. The Mother’s Day Sale is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event. Members of the Foundation are invited to shop early at the member’s only pre-sale event on May 10 from 3 pm to 7 pm. New members are welcome.

As a mother herself, Mareen enjoyed children and often sent them home from the sale with a free violet. The tradition continues at the Sale’s popular Sprout Spot, where families with young children can get their hands dirty with free educational activities, chose a plant to take home, and make a gift for Mom. The Foundation will also offer free garden tours on May 12 and 13. These tours will introduce visitors to the Garden’s highlights and help them to spot the not-to-miss plant specimens.

For more information, contact Sarah Baker at 206-546-1281 ext.5. The Garden and Nursery are located at 20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA. Regular open hours are Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


May Appetizer and Dessert Potluck and SWEL Timebank Orientation

SWEL Timebank, May 16, 2012, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Avenue, Edmonds, 98020 

Come meet SWEL Timebank members and other people interested in timebanking, ask any questions you may have, and sign up to become a member. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share! 

If you are interested in joining the SWEL Timebank, please bring these three items: 
  1. A completed application (found on website)
  2. Picture ID
  3. Phone numbers for two personal references 
What are timebanks?
There are over 100 successful timebanks in the United States, including the Eastside Timebank, which serves the cities of Kirkland, Redmond, and Bellevue. Timebanks use a low overhead, self-organizing internet based system to help people exchange their talents and passions with other members so that they can enjoy the necessities and niceties of life.

How do timebanks work? 
An hour you spend doing something for a SWEL Timebank member goes into the bank as one time hour. You can then use this time hour having another SWEL member do something for you. 

Timebanking is different than bartering because you can provide a service to one member and receive a service from someone else. All services are tax-exempt, and each hour of service is of equal value.

SWEL stands for Shoreline,  Woodway, Edmonds, Lake Forest Park


Suspect in bank robbery turns himself in to Lake Forest Park police

Edmonds Police released this surveillance photo
of the suspect in the Chase Bank robbery April 13.
According to reports in the south Snohomish edition of the, a suspect in the robbery of the Chase Bank on Lake Ballinger Way, turned himself in to Lake Forest Park police after he was identified by members of the public responding to publication of the bank surveillance photo.

The holdup happened just after 4 p.m. on Friday the 13th of April at Chase Bank, 8105 Lake Ballinger Way. Lake Ballinger Way is one of the sections of SR 104, which runs from Lake Forest Park to the Edmonds waterfront.

A teller at the Whidbey Bank in the Ballinger neighborhood of Shoreline, also on SR 104, recognized him as someone who had been in the Whidbey Bank the same day.

Later, an anonymous tip provided the name of the suspect. a 28 year old man. He turned himself in a week after the robbery, on April 20. He was charged April 23rd with first degree robbery and released on $50,000 bail.


Tracking environmental sustainability in Shoreline

On April 16th, the City of Shoreline launched a new website to track indicators of environmental sustainability over time. 

Using money from the federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, staff worked with consultants to design a unique system for measuring and communicating Shoreline’s efforts to create an environmentally sustainable community. 

After years of aligning internal policies and processes with recommendations from the Environmental Sustainability Strategy, adopted in 2008, this website is meant to serve as a bridge to community involvement and as a model for other organizations.

The site is organized by the five focus areas from the Sustainability Strategy: 

  • Climate Protection
  • Natural Habitat
  • Resource Conservation
  • Built Environment
  • City Initiatives

For each of these categories, there are multiple performance measures. For example, Climate Protection includes information about both the City and community carbon footprints; Resource Conservation includes information about water consumption and efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle; and the Built Environment includes information about the number of certified green buildings in the city, and the square footage of bike or pedestrian trails constructed.

Under each of the performance measure categories, there are several indicators that are measurable on an annual basis. The site is organized so that each indicator has its own page, containing information about what it measures, why it matters, a graph that shows the baseline measurement and will depict progress over time, links to City projects and additional resources, and what individuals can do.

For example, under the performance measure of Habitat Health, the site will report on the number of Certified Backyard Habitats in Shoreline, and provide information about how to become a certified household, so over time the goal is to have an increasing number of backyard habitats that provide healthy homes for our animal residents. Colored leaves indicate whether the City is making strong or limited progress towards its goals, whether improvement is needed, or if the category is informational only.

Some additional content is still being added to the website, so check back often for new information, or periodically over time to see how Shoreline is doing with efforts to protect climate, habitats, and resources, and incorporate natural features and connectivity into the built environment, and how your household can get involved.

Explore the site, and call Miranda Redinger at 206-801-2513 with any questions.


Shorewood gets baseball sweep over Lynnwood with 3-2 victories both Thursday and Friday going into Monday game at Meadowdale

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Shorewood baseball team swept Lynnwood with 3-2 victories both Thursday and Friday going into a Monday game at Meadowdale. 

Shorewood takes an 8-6 Western Conference 3A division record (9-9 overall) into a game at Meadowdale at 4 p.m. Monday. Junior varsity teams from the two schools meet at the same time at Shorewood’s home Meridian Park field. 

In Shorewood’s Thursday 3-2 home victory, Chris Giles hit 1 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI; Josh Wilkes hit 2 for 3 with a double and 1 RBI; and winning pitcher Ian Oxnibad struck out five and gave up 3 hits, 3 walks and 1 earned run in 7 innings. 

In the Friday 3-2 victory at Lynnwood, Christian Heideger hit a two-run single in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie, and Shorewood held off a late Lynnwood rally to clinch a Wesco 3A district berth. 

With Everett losing to Meadowdale, the Thunderbirds’ victory ensured that they could finish no worse then fifth, good enough for a district spot. Riley O'Brien was the winning pitcher with relief from Sam Boone in the 7th inning. 

The Shorewood junior varsity defeated Lynnwood Thursday at Lynnwood. 12-0, and lost to Lynnwood Friday at home, 8-6.


Witnesses needed in fatal pedestrian collision on Interstate 5

Before 1:00 am yesterday morning a female pedestrian died of her injuries in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 after being struck by multiple vehicles.

At 12:41 am Saturday, April 28, 2012 the Washington State Patrol 911 dispatch received reports of a pedestrian standing alone on the side of the NE 145th overpass for southbound Interstate 5 over traffic.

Troopers arrived at the scene to find a 17 year old female pedestrian with fatal injuries in the center lane of southbound Interstate 5. Witnesses stated the female was struck by passenger cars and a semi truck that continued on. Investigators believe that several vehicles stuck the female but continued on potentially unaware they had struck a person. 

Washington State Patrol detectives are asking for witnesses and any persons that may have been involved in the pedestrian collision to contact Detective Mederios at 425-401-7719.

Initial reports listed her home town as Tukwila.


Candidate filing starts next week

The filing period for the August primary and November general election is May 14-18, but candidates will start filing Monday, April 30, when they can start filing by mail.

Online and in-person filers must wait until May 14.

Candidates for jurisdictions that are totally in King County, like the 46th Legislative District, file at the County elections office in Renton, but candidates for districts that cross county lines, like the 32nd Legislative District and the 7th Congressional District, file at the secretary of state's office in Olympia.

Elections officials encourage candidates to file online.

Candidates who come to the office are given a computer and directions for online filing.

Using online filing allows information to go directly into county and state elections records.


Former Lake Forest Park police officer is new Assistant City Manager of Monterey, California

According to, former Lake Forest Park police officer Mike McCarthy is the new Assistant City Manager of Monterey, California.

McCarthy will take over the post on July 6, 2012.

"McCarthy has served as the city's Human Resource Director for ten years and also served as a police officer in Lake Forest Park, Washington. He now lives in Monterey with his wife and three children."


Photo: Lee went to the Skagit Valley

Friday, April 27, 2012

Tulip Field. Photo by Lee Lageschulte

It's that time again - Tulip Time!

Photographer Lee Lageschulte took a trip to the Skagit Valley and captured some gorgeous shots of the tulips, some of which were blooming in unexpected places.

Tulip Tree. Photo by Lee Lageschulte


National Pharmaceutical Drug Take Back Day Saturday

On Saturday, you can clean out your medicine chest and take your unwanted, left over, and expired pharmaceuticals for proper disposal.

They do need to be in the original, labeled container.

Drop off your pharmaceuticals at the Shoreline Police Department, 1206 North 185th Street.  

Bartell Drugs has permanent take-back programs. Their nearest stores are at 185th and Aurora, Westgate in Edmonds, 125th and Lake City Way, and Mountlake Terrace on 44th.

Bartells takes vitamins, supplements, pet medications, and prescription drugs, all in their original containers but only the police departments can take controlled substances.


Images Styling Salon in Ridgecrest reopens after arson

Images Styling Salon.
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The Images Styling Salon in Ridgecrest is open for business again with everything bright, shiny, and new.

The Salon was severely damaged in an arson fire mid-December. See previous article.

Images Styling Salon is open for business
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The Salon, which is next door to the east side Shoreline police neighborhood center, was damaged badly by fire, smoke, and water.

Kathy Tally styles a client in the refurbished salon
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The building itself, which houses several businesses, was not seriously damaged. The interior of the salon has been completely redone, and boasts all new equipment and fixtures.

Images Styling Salon is located at 523 NE 165th, Shoreline 98155, catty-corner from the Crest Theatre.


Thursday Shorewood - Lynnwood baseball

Photo by Wayne Pridemore
Shorewood's Ben Andrews gets a pitch down the middle of the strike zone early in the game.

On Thursday, April 26, Shorewood Thunderbirds baseball met Lynnwood in the first of two scheduled games.

The Shorewood bsseball team defeated Lynnwood 4-3 at home Thursday.
The two teams were to meet again Friday at 4 pm at Lynnwood.

Chris Giles hit a double and had two RBI.

Photo by Wayne Pridemore
Thunderbird Charlton Callender beats the throw into second base.


Storytellers Story Swap on Friday, May 4th

Coffee and stories at The Bridge
The Seattle Storytellers Guild hosts a free monthly Story Swap for both listeners and tellers on the first Friday of every month from 7-9 pm at the Bridge Coffee House located at 2150 North 122nd Street, Seattle, WA 98133. You are invited to join them on Friday, May 4th at 7 pm.

Storytellers tell traditional and personal stories for adults of approximately 5-8 minutes each. Everyone is welcome to tell a story and the evenings are always a magical delight. Cynthia Westby hosting.

Coffee and snacks are available for purchase.

The Seattle Storytellers Guild, founded in 1982, is a nonprofit organization of tellers and story enthusiasts who actively promote the art of storytelling for adults and kids. The guild provides a forum for traditional storytelling, sponsors professional events, and provides performance and training opportunities for tellers at all levels. Our membership includes professional storytellers, writers, folklorists, traditional storytellers, oral historians, speakers, musicians, elders, ministers, health professionals, librarians, and teachers. Storytellers of all levels and interests are welcome.


Shoreline Caucus forum on Republican senatorial candidates May 17

The Shoreline Caucus is holding a Senatorial Candidate Forum on Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dr. Art Coday and State Sen. Michael Baumgartner 
are the Republican contenders challenging Sen. Maria Cantwell.

Which one of these gentlemen is best prepared to successfully challenge Maria Cantwell,
and how will you be certain which to vote for in the primary?


The Innis Arden Clubhouse
1430 N.W. 188th
Shoreline, WA 98177


6:30 PM – Refreshments
7:00 PM – Program begins


Hopelink launches “End Summer Hunger” campaign to feed low-income kids

When school is out for the summer, many of the almost 16,000 children in north and east King County who qualify for free or reduced cost meals during the school year may go hungry.

In 2012, 28 percent or more than one out of four children in Shoreline Schools fall into this category.

Summer vacation may seem like a long time away for local school kids, but Hopelink’s annual grassroots campaign aimed at ensuring they have enough to eat when they’re on summer break is already up and running.

The “End Summer Hunger” fund and food drives – taking place now through August – bring together local businesses, organizations, schools and individuals to help provide low-income families with food for kids who receive free and reduced-fee breakfasts and lunches during the school year.

The campaign bridges the gap in regular healthy daytime meals when kids are not in school and the subsidized programs are not available.

The proceeds from End Summer Hunger will stock Hopelink’s five food banks for the high-demand demand summer months. In 2011, the End Summer Hunger campaign raised more than $180,000 in addition to thousands of pounds of food that benefited hundreds of families.

Hopelink Shoreline manager Leslie Brooks says there is never enough food to supply the Shoreline food back from Shoreline-Lake Forest Park resources.
"The amount of donations coming in from the community are not keeping up with the demand in the food bank.  Support has increased over time but the demand, unfortunately, hasn’t decreased.  I know times are tough for everyone and I really appreciated the support that we do get."
Food is brought in from the other four food banks to supply the demand in Shoreline.

Bank of America is the presenting sponsor for End Summer Hunger 2012. In addition to Signature Sponsor First Tech Credit Union, additional sponsors are Labor Ready, United Healthcare, Central Market, and Bookey Consulting.

For more information on how to get involved in Hopelink’s End Summer Hunger campaign, contact Ashley Stokes.

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