Quick Start Shoreline business workshop Tuesday Oct 2

Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Tuesday Quick-Start Shoreline Business Workshop for start-up, existing or potential business owners will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 2nd, 2012 from 12 noon to 1:30pm at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N. The workshop is free; feel free to bring a snack or a brown bag lunch.

Tips for Avoiding Website Blind Spots
Lee Mozena, Zenith Communication

Lee Mozena
The web makes every business more diverse - ready or not. This reality and the huge amount of information we’re exposed to has increased the value of visual communication.

Pictures send powerful messages about your business. They’re a kind of store front that should work for you 24/7– enticing ideal customers into reading your copy.

Small business owners often avoid this easy marketing asset because they don’t realize how effective visuals can be or they’re afraid of choosing the wrong ones.

In this workshop, Lee Mozena will provide guidelines to help you engage different cultures, genders, learning styles and generations. Participants will learn how to:

  • Use pictures to deliver a more targeted message
  • Choose people pictures that work for your business
  • Assess photos for hidden meanings, (positive or negative)


Letter to the editor: Proposed SPU Purchase

To the editor:

I am one of those 23 people who participated in the SPU Steering Committee meetings. I listened and joined in on hours of education, discussion and research about the negotiations for purchase of the SPU, the capabilities and deficiencies of our Shoreline water system, the rates we pay, the cost of acquisition, improvement costs, and on-going maintenance and operational costs. We discussed various scenarios including interest rates for bonds, inflation, deflation, droughts, earthquakes, floods, wholesale water rates and the effect of these events on rates that Shoreline residents will pay. Contingency costs were built into the base models and we requested additional contingencies to be added. We read volumes of research from engineers and financial analysts and 21 of us concluded that this is good deal for Shoreline.

I am a businessman. Numbers talk to me. These tables were produced by the Shoreline financial analysts on our home and commercial water rates.

It is pretty easy to see that we can’t keep paying twice as much for our water at home as our neighbors in Edmonds. Our city has come up with a plan. We’ve done our due diligence. Seattle agrees. Let’s just get it done!

For additional information go to: http://www.localcontrolforshoreline.org/

Bill Montero


Jazz vocalist kicks off ECA season with a “Good Night”

Diana Reeves
Edmonds Center for the Arts opens its 2012-2013 season in swinging style with Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, Friday October 5 at 7:30pm.  

Tickets are $40-$50, $15 for youth and available through the ECA box office at (425) 275-9595 or on-line.  Additional service charges may apply.

Growing up in a musical family and influenced by an especially inspiring music teacher, Dianne’s love with music began at age 11.  After singing in her high school jazz band at George Washington High School in Denver and studying music at the University of Colorado, she moved to Los Angeles where she became interested in Latin-style music and toured with Brazilian jazz funk master Sergio Mendes.   
She later toured with singer Harry Belafonte for three years,  before joining trumpet maestro Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra for several Duke Ellington projects in celebration of Ellington’s Centennial. 
In 2000,  Dianne received the first of her four successive Grammy awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, and in 2002 her musical world exploded with a performance at the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, the Ella Fitzgerald Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, a compilation CD release on Blue Note, and an appearance on the season finale of HBO's “Sex and the City”.  

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), is a non-profit performing arts facility located in picturesque downtown Edmonds, Washington.  Located in the historic original Edmonds High School building, ECA was remodeled and opened in October 2006 to be a cultural resource for the Puget Sound region through performing arts presentations, community partnerships and education outreach programs.


Buy tickets both online and in person for Karaoke-Bingo at the Senior Center

Photo by Jon Ann Cruver

KARAOKE-BINGO, Friday October 12, 7pm at the Senior Center
From the Senior Center Staff

Karaoke-BINGO has been an exciting and fun event for the community.  It is also a very important part of our fundraising strategy for the 2012 year.

To improve the reservation process, the reservations for BINGO went on-line.  We now realize that “on-Line” reservations are not for everyone. So, we are going to offer two options:

  1. The on-Line reservation will continue with a major credit card at our website
  2. There will be 50 seats sold directly at the Shoreline-LFP Senior Center  

The on-line seat reservation will cost $6.00 ($1.00 for the credit card fee), and the seat reservation will cost $5.00 in person at the Senior Center. If there are two or more people in a party, you will have to designate a “group leader”.  Reservations are non-refundable. 

When you arrive at the Senior Center you will have to pay $5.00 for the BINGO packet as required by the Gambling Commission.  

The Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center
18560 1st Ave. NE #1Shoreline, WA 98155
Telephone: 206-365-1536
Fax: 206-364-8930


Kenmore Police Officer Mark Childers named Washington School Resource Officer of the Year

Kenmore Mayor David Baker presents award to SRO Mark Childers

Kenmore Police Officer Mark Childers has been named School Resource Officer of the Year by the Washington School Safety Organization. Officer Childers was presented with the award at the organization’s annual conference in August. The Kenmore City Council recognized Officer Childers for this honor at its Officer Mark Childers September 24 Council meeting.

“Officer Childers is very deserving of this award. He is well respected in the community, dedicated to the well-being of the children, and is an asset to the citizens of Kenmore,” said Mayor David Baker.

Officer Childers has been serving the Kenmore community as a School Resource Officer (SRO) at Kenmore Junior High and Inglemoor High School in the Northshore School District for the past 17 years. Additionally, Officer Childers plans, implements and teaches the Junior Police Academy at Kenmore Junior High, and plans and teaches classes to 6th graders at Kenmore’s elementary schools. Prior to being a SRO, Officer Childers was a DARE officer in the Northshore School District for more than five years.

Officer Childers was nominated for the award by the administrators of Inglemoor High School and Kenmore Junior High School. “Deputy Childers is a remarkable role model who demonstrates respect, integrity, courtesy, and accountability. The professionalism and commitment in which he performs his job and his willingness to go ‘beyond the call of duty’ is remarkable,” said Nancy Smith-Vela, Assistant Principal of Kenmore Junior High School.
“Officer Childers has natural gift when it comes to working with young people. Students respect and respond appropriately to his suggestions and recommendations. His consistent, yet caring, manner is effective when working with students. He has developed constructive and supportive relationships with KJH and IHS staff members, parents, and citizens from the Kenmore community,” said Samuel Jackson Jr., Assistant Principal of Inglemoor High School.
This award is a reflection of the dedication and commitment of excellence and service that Officer Childers has given to the children of the Kenmore community for the past 23 years.


Changes Parent Support Network offers an Evening in Tuscany

"An Evening in Tuscany", 10th Annual Dinner and Auction 
to benefit Changes Parent Support Network 
will be held on October 20, 2012.

Doors open 4:30pm, Raffle 5-6, Dinner and Live Auction 6-8, Dancing 8-9:30
Catering by Seasoned in Seattle and a LIVE Dance Band
Family Advocate Honoree: Amy Andree of Kent ARY
Outstanding Volunteer Honorees: Jim and Liza Hartwell of Everett

Lake City Presbyterian Church
3841 NE 123 St, Seattle 98125
Admission $55 on line, $65 at the door
RSVP by October 5th, purchase tickets online

For more information, contact Terri Suzuki, 206-859-3377.


Don’t miss the RBCA Candidates Forum on October 9

By Dave Wight, RBCA Board Member, and Jerry Patterson, RBCA Vice-President

Once again, RBCA will hold the annual Candidates Forum on Tuesday, October 9, at 7pm in the basement of the Richmond Beach Congregational Church. This is an opportunity for the community to learn what prospective office holders will do to better serve the needs of Richmond Beach. Our customized political forums help strip away the one-size-fits-all campaign rhetoric and the 30-second sound bites. The forum is one of the longest-running and best-attended events of its kind in the area. All candidates for state, local, and judicial races have been invited.

RBCA will do their part by creating the forum. The candidates will do their part by presenting their views of how they can best serve the residents. You can do your part in two ways. First and foremost, show up! Second do your homework. Here are some Dos and Don’ts to keep in mind as you prepare to quiz the candidates in October:

  • Do brush up on your Junior High Civics. Make sure your questions fit the office being discussed.
  • Do keep a watchful eye on the news in the next several weeks. Inquire about ongoing or impending issues, grounded in fact…not rumor.
  • Don’t make speeches or declarations under the guise of asking a question. In other words, leave the campaigning to the campaigners.
  • Don’t treat any candidate with disrespect. Stick to the issues, not personalities.
  • Do stick to one issue at a time.
  • Don’t try to play “gotcha” to embarrass a candidate, just because the candidate holds a different view than you do.

Finally, keep in mind that the Candidates Forum is a moderated event so that we can make the best use of time, both for the candidates and the community members. Community members will be asked to pose questions on cards made available. In the interest of time and fairness, similar questions from multiple people will be combined, and the moderator reserves the right to reject any question that is either inapplicable, multi-layered, or party platform talking points.

If the past is any barometer, we should have a great turnout and a lively discussion. 


Community Appreciation Day at Shoreline Farmers Market Oct 6

Community Appreciation Day
Shoreline Farmers Market

Saturday October 6 - 10am to 3pm

Join us to celebrate our community at the
Last Market of the Season

Music from Quarter Past 8
Free coffee and Hot Apple Cider (while supplies last!)
Pepper Roasting from Alvarez Farms

Alpacas, Raffles, and Other Great Giveaways!


Shoreline CC hosts home "Triple" Header on Wednesday

On Wednesday, October 3, Shoreline Community College Athletics will have its second "Triple Header" event of the fall, as Women's and Men's Soccer and Volleyball host games that day on the SCC Campus.

The SCC Soccer Teams will host arch rival Edmonds Community College at Dolphin Field on the SCC campus as the women's teams get together at 2:00pm and the men battle it out at 4:15. 

Then the SCC Volleyball Team hosts Whatcom Community College at 7:00pm in the SCC Gym.

In Women's Soccer, the Lady Dolphins host the Tritons in a big game for both teams, as SCC tries to remain at the top of the NWAACC Northern Region, the Dolphins currently are tied for second place in the region with Everett CC at 3-1-1. Whatcom leads the division with a 4-1-1. Edmonds tries to get back in the race with a 2-2-2 record.

On the Men's Soccer side, SCC hopes to reverse fortunes, as the SCC Men's squad has a 8 game losing streak this season (0-8-0), 11 games going back to 2011. The Dolphins have developed the trend of playing well in the first half, but collapsing in the 2nd half but hope to break-out of it against their rivals from just up I-5. Edmonds is 4-1-1 in the league and in first place, but as always, the record book goes out the door in this traditional rivalry. 

And for volleyball, the Lady Dolphins may not be at the top of the NWAACC Northern Region standings as normal, but they have moved their region record to 2-1 and are in a solid third place in the region and hope to put a solid lock in that position with a win over Whatcom CC on Wednesday. SCC is 5-9 overall while WCC is 2-8 overall and 1-2 in the region. With a win on Wednesday, SCC will be clearly the third best team in the region behind Olympic and Bellevue Colleges and the top four teams in the league go on to the NWAACC Championship in November.

All games will be shown "Live" on FX Video, If you can't be at the event, watch the "Dolphins" play on FX Video or on the SCC Athletic YouTube site, 2-3 days later.


Photo: Harvest Moon

September Harvest Moon
Photo by Jerry Pickard

The eastern light our spires touch at morning,
The light that slants upon our western doors at evening,
The twilight over stagnant pools at batflight,
Moon light and star light, owl and moth light,
Glow-worm glowlight on a grassblade.
O Light Invisible, we worship Thee!

(T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot (1888-1965), U.S.-born—British poet, critic. 
"Choruses from 'The Rock'....")
More quotations from: T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot


Open your windows Friday night for a band concert

From our news partner the MLTNews

By Doug Petrowski 
In addition to lots of red and black, fans at Friday night’s Mountlake Terrace High School football game vs. Everett will be seeing plenty of yellow and green as the University of Oregon marching band will be in attendance and performing during the game. 
The 245-member marching band will play with the MTHS band from the stands during the first half of the game, then take the field during halftime to perform. 
The Ducks band is in Western Washington to perform at Saturday night’s Oregon-WSU football game at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. 
The appearance by the band at Friday’s MTHS home football game was arranged by Mountlake Terrace High School alum Nathan Irby, a graduate teaching fellow for the Oregon Athletic Bands. 
...the rest of the story


Sleep out raises $13,000 for women's shelter

Women of Shoreline Covenant sing at their Sleep Out
Photo by Jan Steadman

Women of the Shoreline Covenant Church on 185th and Ashworth held their second annual Sleep Out, taking pledges to raise money for Jacob's Well, a comprehensive housing facility for homeless women and children.

"We have raised over $13,000 and there is still time to give to Jacob's Well by going online.

The rest of the Circle
Photo by Jan Steadman
"A little rain made us feel right 'at home' in our tents."

See previous articles:


Needlearts Stitch-In at Third Place Commons Oct 6

Third Place Commons
Photo courtesy Needlearts

The Pacific Northwest Needle Arts Guild was organized in 1972 for educational purposes, to encourage individuals, without discrimination, to pursue knowledge in the needle arts and to raise and maintain standards of technique and design.

Members of the Guild will be demonstrating those skills on Saturday, October 6 at the Pacific Northwest Needlearts Guild Stich-In at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park, from 10am to 4pm.

Come watch needle artists in action, and learn about different techniques, from knitting and quilting, to fine embroidery.


Travel photos are the best souvenir - improve yours with one day workshop

San Carlos Baja palm court
Travel photo by instructor Shirley Sidell

October 6, Travel Photography, 10am to 2pm Spartan Center

Shoreline Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services announces a new photography class, Travel Photography.

Learn how to take beautiful and interesting photos on your next trip. Bring home wonderful photographs to hang on your walls. A beautiful print on the wall is the best souvenir. Learn how to improve your photographs and turn them into outstanding images and unique memories. 

Will the new x-ray machines ruin your digital media? 
Will your compact point and shoot digital camera take high quality photos? 
How do you take great photos in ordinary places? 

We will discuss all of these topics as well as practice new camera skills to insure that everyone understands each topic. This is a non-technical class easily understood by all students. Call 206-801-2700 to register. The cost for the one day workshop is $57, for $48 with a Resident Discount (includes Lake Forest Park). Student will receive a CD of the slides used in the class. 


Game(s) of the Week: Vote for the Home Team(s)

Vote for Shorecrest/Shorewood as the KING 5 and Q13 Fox Game of the Week

This week both KING 5 and Q13 Fox have nominated the Friday, Oct. 5 Rotary Cup football game between Shorewood and Shorecrest as a candidate for the game of the week. Please go these sites and vote for the Scots and T-Birds!

Q13 Fox Varsity on Q Game of the Week:
Right now we are running a distant third.

KING 5 Big Game of the Week:
We're ahead on King5 - but don't get complacent!

Vote early, vote often...


Shorecrest, Shorewood volleyball teams meet Tuesday at Shorecrest

The Shorecrest and Shorewood volleyball teams meet Tuesday at Shorecrest. 

Wesco South 3A Volleyball


Glacier Peak
Mountlake Terrace   


Shorecrest Cross-Country plays host to four-team meet Oct. 4 after Shorewood boys top Mount Vernon and Shorecrest

The Shorecrest cross country teams play host to a four-team meet Thursday, Oct. 4, after the Scot girls defeated Shorewood and the Shorecrest boys lost to Shorewood as part of a triangular meet at Mount Vernon, Thursday, Sept. 27, and both Scot teams competed Saturday at the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawk Twilight Invitational.

Shorewood competes Thursday against Stanwood and Jackson at Jackson High School in Mill Creek after the Thunderbird boys defeated Mount Vernon and Shorecrest, the T-bird girls finished third behind Mount Vernon and Shorecrest, and both teams competed Saturday in the Nike Pre-Nationals in Portland.

In the Nike Pre-Nationals at the Portland Meadows Race Track, Keenan Stephens of Shorewood finished 12th in the boys’ Division 2 Varsity 5,000 meters with a time of 16:58, with teammate Omar Abdulla 21st in 17:14, Andrew Christianson 25th, Michael Sutherland 43rd in 17:39 and Thomas Miller 44th in 17:39; Keelin McKeller finished 26th in the girls’ Division 3 Varsity race in 21:47, with teammate Elizabeth Lapham 38th in 22:12, Connie Castaneda 59th in 23:05, Sarah Haensly 70th in 23:38 and Skylar Petrichko 73rd in  23:42.

In the meet at Mount Vernon Thursday, the Thunderbird boys won with a low score of 28, followed by Mount Vernon with 40 and Shorecrest with 52; and the Mount Vernon girls scored 24, to defeat Shorecrest with 37, and Shorewood with 65.
In the meet at Hamlin Park, Shorecrest plays host to Cascade, Mountlake Terrace and Oak Harbor at 3:45 p.m. Thursday. 


Shorewood football takes 49-0 home loss to undefeated Meadowdale, going into Shorecrest game

Shorewood quarterback, Dreden Wright,
laterals the ball to running back Rikio Campbell
Photo by Wayne Pridemore
Shorewood lost a home game to undefeated Meadowdale, 49-0, at Shoreline Stadium Friday. 

The loss drops Shorewood's record to 1-4 (0-1 Western Conference 3A South) going into the Rotary Cup game with Shorecrest (0-2 Wesco 3A South, 1-4 overall) Friday, Oct. 5 at Shoreline Stadium. Shorecrest lost 56-0 at Glacier Peak Friday. 

The Meadowdale victory gives the Mavericks a 5-0 record (2-0 Wesco 3A South). 

Thunderbird back, Josh Okamura, is hit low and high
 by Meadowdale defenders.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

In Meadowdale's 49-0 victory Friday, the Mavericks led 21-0 after the first quarter and 42-0 at halftime. Meadowdale held the Thunderbirds to less than 100 yards of total offense. 

The Shorewood junior varsity takes a 2-1 record into a game against Meadowdale at Lynnwood High School Monday at 5:30 p.m. after a 20-0 loss to Marysville-Pilchuck Sept. 24,

Shorewood's Louis Rillo runs to the right side
with blockers Dreden Wright, number 15,
and Josh Okumura, number 24, leading the way.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

The Shorewood “C” team takes a 0-4 record into a Wednesday game against Meadowdale at Shoreline Stadium.

Wesco 3A South Varsity Football Standings

Win %

Win %

Glacier Peak




Mountlake Terrace







Arts Crush events at Shoreline City Hall in October

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Arts Crush

GET CRUSHED! at ARTS CRUSH - NORTH events in October!

Get inspired! Find your inner artist! Create art!  See films! Hear music! Dance! Participate in Arts Crush North! Events are happening at Shoreline City Hall, Third Place Commons and Shoreline Community College.

All October, Artists in Action and You happens in the Shoreline City Hall Lobby on various days and times. 17500 Midvale Ave N. See webpage for artists and details. Try your hand at Sumi painting, pastels, nature weaving, or decorating masks or shoes. Talk to working artists about their materials and process. Tour the Gallery at City Hall!  Confirmed participants to date include Marsha Lippert, Ann Blanch, Cynthia Knox, and Jennifer Carroll. The City of Shoreline is Crushing for the third year with this free Artist-in-Action event for ages 4 to 104. 

For additional information about Artist in Action at Shoreline City Hall email or call 206-801-2661.

ARTS CRUSH is an October-long regional celebration of all the arts facilitated by Theatre Puget Sound in collaboration with hundreds of artists and art organizations, and thousands of audience participants.  ARTS CRUSH provides opportunities to connect with artists in unique and unexpected ways though theatre, music, literature, dance, visual art, film and more.  There are hundreds of free events, special discounts and once-a-year interactive arts opportunities for all ages.

Additional events throughout the Puget Sound region including Shoreline and Lake Forest Park may be found at ArtsCrush online. Join the fun and GET CRUSHED!


Photos: local rainbows at Saltwater Park bring out the photographers

Friday, September 28, 2012

Under the Rainbow
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Wayne Pridemore took these photos Friday morning at Saltwater Park.

He says "Under the rainbow at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park we saw seagulls fly!  This beautiful sky had the neighborhood out at 7:15am on Friday morning taking pictures."

Double Rainbow
Photo by Wayne Pridemore


Fall Barter announced for November 13th 6-8pm at Shoreline City Hall

City Hall barter party

Meridian Park Neighborhood Association invites all of Shoreline to attend their third barter.  The barters have been growing in popularity and diversity, bringing in young and old to trade homemade and homegrown as well as a variety of used items.  

The next barter date has been confirmed for Tuesday, November 13th from 6-8pm at City Hall.

The event will include live music, set-up and preview of items, an hour-long barter, a potluck (participants must bring their own plates and silverware), a supervised kid area, a barter tutor and just a fun Fall community event for anyone. 

MPNA suggests a $1 per person donation to help cover the costs of putting on the event, which will include free coffee. Meridian Park Neighbors are encouraged to help by setting up or taking down tables immediately before and after the event, providing live music, helping participants to check-in or to merely walk around and support new barterers who might need help. 

Contact Naomi if you have questions or ideas or if would like to help out in any way.


Citizens Oversight Panel recommends support for North Sounder Line through Shoreline

The Sounder Train runs on existing train tracks

Sound Transit's Joni Earl on the North Sounder Line, which runs from Everett to Seattle with a stop in Edmonds

COP Report

The independent Citizen Oversight Panel on Thursday reported the results of its task force that looked at ridership on the Sounder North Line between Everett and Seattle. The COP is encouraging the agency to continue focusing on improving ridership on the Sounder North Line, establishing performance metrics and closely monitoring the cost-effectiveness of the service going forward.

As I told the Board, we’re taking steps to promote ridership and improve accessibility and reliability of the train service. So far, North Line ridership has increased 15 percent in the last year. But, as the COP noted, more needs to be done.

A Sound Transit team has been working for several months with the COP on a number of North Line operational, planning and legal issues. Support for Sounder North remains strong among local residents (as reflected in a survey earlier this year) and among local elected officials, who are working to leverage the Sounder investments in the development of their communities.


Listen to stories with a warm cup of coffee at the Story Swap

Coffee at The Bridge
The Seattle Storytellers Guild’s free monthly Story Swap for both listeners and tellers will be held at the Bridge Coffeehouse this Friday, October 5th from 7-9 pm.  The Bridge Coffee House is located at 2150 North 122nd Street, Seattle, WA  98133.

You are invited to join as storytellers tell traditional and personal stories for adults of approximately 5-8 minutes each.  Everyone is welcome to tell a story.  Host Cynthia Westby can be contacted if you have questions.  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,


City Council decides not to consider commuter parking on residential streets

The Lake Forest Park City Council voted unanimously not to consider commuter parking on residential streets at its meeting of September 27. The Council had originally authorized a contract on June 28 to gather information as to whether there was capacity on portions of 41st and 44th Avenues near the Town Center to install parking that could serve commuters trying to get to the SR 522 bus lines. The Council was careful not to commit to considering a project prior to receiving the information, which was delivered on September 24.

Councilmember Jeff Johnson commended the neighborhoods for organizing to oppose, what “… turned out to be a bad idea.” He asked them not to blame the Mayor or the Council for having an idea. Johnson said he appreciated their energy and asked them to stay involved in trying to solve the park / ride siting problem that has plagued Lake Forest Park for years. Several other councilmembers expressed similar thoughts.

In a subsequent motion by Deputy Mayor Catherine Stanford (also approved 7-0), the Council assigned its Local Governance Committee to continue to study options to resolve this long-standing problem and to use a $500,000 state grant for a park and ride or other option to get people out of cars and on to buses in light of the extra traffic through Lake Forest Park brought by tolling to cross the SR 520 bridge.


SCC volleyball defeats Edmonds CC 3-1 behind the kills of Garcia and Denim

Emily Denim led SCC with 15 kills on Friday night.
Photo by Wilson Tsoi

The Shoreline Community College Volleyball Team defeated Edmonds CC on Friday night in the SCC Gym behind the "Kills" of Emily Denim and Arianna Garcia. Denim had 15 and Garcia 14 to lead SCC to a 25-18, 16-25, 25-12, and 25-14 win.

Jalyn Anderson has 41 assists from her setter position and Lauren Deatrick led the team in digs with 16.

SCC moves to 5-9 on the season and 2-1 in the NWAACC Northern Region. Edmonds drops to 3-9 on the year and 1-3 in the region.

The Lady Dolphins takes on Whatcom Community College on Wednesday night at the SCC Gym at 7pm in another Northern Region match-up.


SCC baseball has three players in NWAACC All-Star games on Saturday

The Shoreline Community College Baseball Team has three All-Stars to take part in the NWAACC Baseball Sophomore Showcase on Saturday in Longview, WA, hosted by Lower Columbia College.

Pitchers Jason Shaw and Layton Bush and outfielder Gabe Rachon will play for the North All-Stars against the West All-Stars in a scripted 12 inning game. The Showcase allows four year college coaches and professional scouts to see the best sophomore players in the NWAACC and potentially receive offers to play at four year colleges or sign professional contracts if selected.

The North Squad will begin their workouts at 1:30pm and the game is played at 4:15pm.

More information on the NWAACC Showcase.


SCC Softball goes to NWAACC Sophomore Showcase with two All-Star players

Vallen Brewer, All-Star
Photo by Wilson Tsoi

The Lady Dolphin Softball Team will travel this weekend to Portland to play in the NWAACC Softball Showcase and two sophomore players will take part in the "All-Star" games. 

Catcher Vallen Brewer and shortstop/outfielder, Nicole Reyling, will play for the North All-Stars against the East Region All-Stars.

Nicole Reyling, All Star
Photo by Wilson Tsoi

The SCC Softball Team itself will play 3 games on the day, against Walla Walla CC, Centralia College and Gray's Harbor.

The event is a showcase for four year college coaches to evaluate community college players for potential four year college scholarships and/or the opportunity to play at four year colleges.


Man shot in Shoreline front yard - two in custody

From our news partner The Seattle Times,

A man was found shot to death in the front yard of a Shoreline home around noon on Thursday, according to the King County Sheriff's Office. 
Sheriff Steve Strachan said a man and a woman were taken into custody, but it was not immediately clear what led up to the shooting or who pulled the trigger. 
Police recovered the gun believed to have been used in the shooting, he said.

The rest of the story from The Times

Our news partner King 5's story

Both The Tmes and King 5 report that neighbors had called police because of a fight at the home. While police were on their way, neighbors heard gunshots. The man was dead when police arrived.


For the Birds: Eighty Yard Birds and Counting…

Purple Finch, male at back feeder
Photo by Christine Southwick

Eighty Yard Birds and Counting...
By Christine Southwick

What you may ask, defines a yard bird?  And how do you entice birds to your yard?

Any bird I can see (or positively ID by call) from my yard I consider a yard bird. The Osprey, Bald Eagle, Common Raven, and Great Blue Heron that fly over my yard are considered yard birds. The Mallard which lands in my next door neighbor’s grass, that I see and hear from my yard, is a yard bird. All the migrants that stop for water, food, and rest, and all the residents that live and raise their young in my yard are yard birds.

Fox Sparrow at heated bird bath
Photo by Christine Southwick

My yard was a blank slate when we moved in twelve years ago—dandelions, grass, and a corner bush.  We started filling it with rhododendrons, native trees, native bushes with fruit for wildlife, and cutting flowers for hummingbirds (and inside flower arrangements).  That first year, I had about ten species of yard birds, mostly due to the greenbelt behind the yard.

Rufus Hummingbird
Photo by Christine Southwick

I added feeders, and bird baths. I installed bird houses for young, which I clean out every September (mid-spring too, if the house was used for an early, or failed brood). I have two brush piles that cannot be seen from the house. I’ve planted ferns for additional cover. I have dragged fallen snags from neighborhood sidewalks, and beg people repeatedly for wood chips, and maple leaves. Within twelve years, I have returned a scorched-earth area to a mostly wild area in the far back of my yard.

Yellow-rumped Warbler, Audubon
Photo by Christine Southwick

I have selected native plants, shrubs, and trees that serially provide berries/fruits for birds, and trees that host the kinds of micro bugs that warblers prefer. But the real draw has been the dripping, moving water set-up of bird baths that I described in my last article. They come down to drink, where I can see them.

Golden-crowned Kinglet
Photo by Christine Southwick

Most delightful yard birds: American Goldfinches, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Bushtits, Anna’s & Rufus Hummingbirds, Golden-crowned and Ruby-crowned Kinglets;

Best skulkers: (needing wild leaf-litter areas) Spotted Towhees, Fox Sparrows, Varied Thrushes ;

Five woodpecker yard: Pileated, Hairy, and Downy Woodpeckers, Red-breasted Sapsucker, N. Flicker;

Snag-hole nesters: those five woodpeckers, chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches,  Brown Creepers;

Most unusual yard birds: Black-throated Gray Warblers, MacGillevray’s Warblers, Barred Owls

So put out the welcome mat—water, food, space for birds to thrive and to raise their young.

                                                   How many birds can you attract?

Christine Southwick is on the Board of the Puget Sound Bird Observatory and is their Winter Urban Color-banding Project Manager. She is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat Steward, having completed their forty hour class. We're happy that she is sharing her expertise with us about the birds in our backyards.

For previous For the Birds columns, click on the link under the Features section on the main webpage.


Shorecrest, Shorewood both take 3-0 volleyball losses Thursday

The Shorecrest and Shorewood volleyball teams both lost Western Conference 3A South matches by 3-0 scores Thursday, Shorecrest at Meadowdale and Shorewood at Glacier Peak.

Shorewood’s loss dropped the Thunderbirds’ record to 1-1 in the Wesco 3A South (5-3 overall). 

Shorecrest’s loss dropped the Scots record to 0-2 in the Wesco 3A South (2-6 overall) after a 3-1 home loss to Glacier Peak Tuesday.


Tacoma Home Show and RV Show combined

The Tacoma Fall Home Show(r) and the Tacoma Fall RV Show(r) have been combined, giving show-goers two great shows for the price of one, plus free parking starting next Thursday, (October 4) through Sunday, October 7, 2012.

The combined event highlights a multitude of products and ideas for the home and the "home on wheels." With free parking at the Tacoma Dome lots, the shows provide a convenient one-stop shopping destination.

Get a jumpstart on home projects at the Tacoma Fall Home Show, offering an opportunity to get ideas and meet with exhibitors showcasing their latest offerings in furniture, appliances, decks, roofing, windows and more. For those planning a home addition or remodeling project, top area contractors will be on hand to share their past work and discuss your ideas.

The Tacoma Fall RV Show kicks off the region's RV "show season" with a big inventory of the latest campers, travel trailers, fifth-wheels, motor homes and park models. Area dealers will be offering big values on close-outs of 2012 models as well as late model, pre-owned RVs. On-site financing will be available.

The first 150 showgoers through the door each day will receive a free copy of South Sound Magazine, compliments of Premier Media Group.

Show hours are Thursday, Friday and Saturday (October 4, 5, 6) 11 a.m. - 8p.m.; Sunday (October 7). 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission to the combined event is $12.00 for Adults and FREE to children 16 and under. Discount coupons are available online.

The Tacoma Fall Home Show and Tacoma Fall RV Show are produced by O'Loughlin Trade Shows of Tacoma.  For more information call 253.756.2121 or visit the company's website.


Richmond Beach Yoga celebrates one year with free classes

Richmond Beach Yoga is celebrating its one year anniversary on October 6th and 7th. We taught our first class on October 7 of 2011, and in honor of our first wonderful year, we are opening our doors for free yoga classes on both Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7. Don't be shy; just show up! 

If you do have questions, email, call 206-533-9642 (YOGA), or check the website

Come 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Wear comfortable, snug-fitting athletic clothes, and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Saturday's Schedule:

8 a.m. Hatha (slow and methodical practice, fun for all)
10 a.m. Vinyasa (dynamic and flowing)

Sunday's Schedule:

8 a.m. Vinyasa
9:30 a.m. Meditation (1/2 hour only. Simple and non-religious)

~Noon to 3 p.m. Open House

4:30 p.m. Hatha 
6:30 p.m. Yin (long, slow stretching)

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