Holiday Bazaar at Senior Center this Friday and Saturday

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

will hold its Annual Holiday Bazaar on
Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 
from10am to 4pm, both days. 

A Shoreline tradition to start your holiday shopping 
and support the senior center at the same time!

Crafters, bake sale, rummage sale
Silent auction
Thrift shop will be open
Dining room will serve a Bistro Lunch

Raffle tickets will be sold for a beautiful quit
made by the quilting group

Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center

18560 1st Ave NE #1
Shoreline, WA 98155
Telephone: 206-365-1536


Ridgecrest PTA rolls out the Red Carpet

Ridgecrest Elementary School PTA Fall Auction
"Ridgecrest Red Carpet--Come Celebrate with us"

Saturday November 10, 2012, 6pm
Shoreline Community College Student Union Building
16101 Greenwood Ave N   Shoreline 98133

Tickets available from Anne Musquiz. 206-766-0265 

$35.00 per person or tables of 8 for $250

All funds raised go directly back into the school for programs like Art Docents, Math IXL, student fieldtrips and much much more.

Ticket prices include dinner, one drink ticket, and a souvenir picture on our Red Carpet.


Connect with the history of the Ballinger neighborhood

Monday, November 5 is Ballinger Neighborhood history night. Learn about Ballinger Neighborhood and Shoreline’s historical roots from local historian and Shoreline Historical Museum Executive Director, Vicki Stiles.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with your neighborhood's past – a past which set the road to the future.  Meet Shoreline Museum's Vicki Stiles, keeper of Shoreline's heritage, and curator of the area's artifacts and records.

Location:  19935 19th Avenue NE, Shoreline (LFP Montessori Gym)
Refreshments served at 7pm
Guest Speaker, Vicki Stiles, at 7:30pm


Washington State PTA: Keep pushing to improve basic education

Delegates to Washington State PTA's 2012 Legislative Assembly, held October 19-20 in SeaTac, threw support behind reforms put in place in 2009 and 2010 that redefined basic education to better prepare all children for college and career, make school funding more transparent, and add accountability measures to how schools are run and students taught.

In all, 14 issues made the short-term platform. Also returning to the Top 5: Fund Education First. Closing the Opportunity Gaps moved up from "also supported" status in 2012. New Top 5 issues call for revenue and supports to nurture, attract and retain highly effective teachers.

WSPTA's priorities for the 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions:

  1. Advance Basic Education Reforms
  2. Fund Education First
  3. Closing the Opportunities Gap
  4. Revenue for Kids
  5. Access to Highly Effective Teachers

A group of Shoreline School District PTA members submitted, presented and debated a proposal on Basic Education Reform that was voted in as the #1 Priority.
Issue submitted by: Alfred Frates, Jr., Shorecrest PTSA 6.12.95; John Stokes, Interlake HS PTSA 2.3.150; Wes Brandon, Shorewood PTSA 6.12.105; Kelly Stoecker, Brookside PTA 6.12.15; Nancy Chamberlain, Bear Creak PTA 6.10.6; Lisa Surowiec, Highland Terrace PTA 6.12.25; Sherry S. Marlin, Shorecrest HS PTSA 6.12.95; Kendahl Adjorlolo, Shorecrest HS PTSA 6.12.95

Also supported (listed alphabetically)

  • Access, Opportunity and Equity for Special Education
  • Access to Algebra in Middle School
  • Access to Quality Early Learning
  • Great Family Engagement in Every School
  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports
  • School Zone Signage
  • Screening and Support for Struggling Readers
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Training to Support Highly Capable Learners


Business: Diamond in the Mall

Ron Nordblad stands in front of his store
in the Lake Forest Park Mall

Story and photos by Jerry Pickard

Ronald Nordblad graduated from the University Of Washington in 1978. His specialty was Accounting. After a career as a banker and accountant, Ron says "I had a need to do things my way with as much control of my own destiny as possible," so I started my own business, Diamond In The Mall, in 1990.

Diamond In The Mall is located on the lower mall of Lake Forest Park's Town Center between the escalator and Rite-Aid. Ron specializes in vintage collectable trading cards, gold and silver coins, and autographed pictures of famous baseball players. Being "too stubborn to fail" Ron has been in business at Towne Center for twenty two years.

The Lake Forest Park Town Center mall is located at 17171 Bothell Way NE at the junction of Bothell and Ballinger Ways. Diamond in the Mall, phone 206-384-7652.


Shorecrest to meet Ferndale in District soccer elimination game Thursday in Mount Vernon after 1-0 home loss to top-seeded Everett Tuesday

The Shorecrest girls’ soccer team will play Ferndale in a Northwest District 3A tournament elimination game Thursday, Nov. 1, after a 1-0 loss to Western Conference 3A North champion Everett Tuesday at Shoreline Stadium.

Shorecrest and Ferndale will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Mount Vernon High School, with the winner advancing to a Saturday, Nov. 3, game for the District’s No. 3 berth in the State tournament against the winner of a Thursday game between Stanwood and Marysville-Pilchuck.

Marysville-Pilchuck defeated Shorewood in an elimination game Tuesday.

The third-place game between the two Thursday winners is scheduled for Shoreline Stadium at 5pm Saturday just before the 7pm championship game between Everett and Meadowdale.


OP-ED: Shoreline Mayor McGlashan responds to Ronald Wastewater District mailer

By Keith McGlashan

You all have recently received a newsletter from Ronald Wastewater District in your mail. What’s unusual about this is that their newsletters are usually sent out with their statements. The District has chosen to spend our ratepayers dollars on a mail piece that I take exception to in several different areas within the newsletter.

Timing... This “special” newsletter is sent out just before Ronald Wastewater ratepayers are going to be making a decision on Prop 1, which is whether we should, or should not, pursue the purchase of the Seattle Public Utilities within Shoreline. This newsletter follows a public forum hosted by Ronald Sewer District on special purpose districts by about a week.  The timing of both can be perceived as suspicious.

Page one... There is an article on page one about utility taxes. There is probably nothing untrue in the article but there is a lot left out. Yes, municipalities can charge a utility tax. Seattle charges the West Shoreline residents a 15% utility tax, and then charges those same rate payers a 14% surcharge for being outside the Seattle City limits.

They also don’t tell you that where Shoreline can already charge a utility tax (storm water, solid waste, etc.) we charge 6%. Then they neglect to tell you that in place of a utility tax you pay a 6% franchise fee for the franchise agreements we have with special purpose district, payable to The City of Shoreline.  

So if we are successful in purchasing the SPU system there could be a utility tax, but there would not be a franchise fee. In my opinion that’s kind of a wash.  

Also in that article they state “RWD is governed by five commissioners elected by you.” The reality is that up to the last election there were three commissioners elected by the rate payers. In that election Arnie Lind lost his reelection bid. Since that election the three commissioners, with little public involvement or knowledge, increased their board from 3 to 5 commissioners and reinstated Arnie Lind as one of the two new commissioners. This also added about $60,000 of ratepayers monies to the running of the water district.

My final issue with this article is the CAUTION sign at the beginning of it.  Maybe it was meant to be subliminal...

Shoreline Water Article...  On the back page they include an article about the position Shoreline Water District took on Prop 1. Why? SWD and RWD are partners with the City of Shoreline through franchise agreements. They do not hold franchise agreements with each other and therefore are not partners with each other, but both are special purpose districts. One has to wonder why two partners with the city are working so hard to keep the city from moving forward in the positive direction it has for the last several years.

Please don’t be fooled by this untrue ganging up against Prop 1.


St. Barnabas celebrates 40 years in the community

Rev. John Pafford at a
home worship service
Parishioners at St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Shoreline celebrated the 40th anniversary of the parish at 2340 N 155th St this fall.

St. Barnabas Anglican Church was established in 1972 by local residents who attended St. Paul’s Anglican Catholic Church in Bellevue, but wanted a parish that was closer to them.

Fr. John Hamers in 1976 in the newly constructed
church in Shoreline
Their goal – today still a primary focus at St. Barnabas – was a parish that perpetuates the best of the rich Anglican theological and liturgical traditions, including use of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.

Rev. (later Bishop) John Pafford, rector of St. Paul’s, visited once a month to celebrate Holy Communion. Deacon Enright Lorenz conducted weekly worship services.

The nave of the newly constructed church. 1976

Later that year, John Hamers, one of the original six, was ordained to the Diaconate and promptly called as minister-in-charge of St. Barnabas. (Deacon Hamers would become a priest and then bishop.)

Services were initially held in the chapels of two local mortuaries and, in 1974, the Vestry began looking for a permanent location north of the Ship Canal and west of Lake Washington.

Fr. Hamers drove several times past by a vacant lot on N. 155th St. –  overgrown by blackberry brambles, with a horse kept by children in a makeshift stall well in the back – before considering this location.

Bishop Kevin Bond Allen, Diocese of Cascadia;
Anglican Archbishop Stephen of Myanmar;
 Fr. Harley Crain, Rector of St. Barnabas Anglican Church;
unidentified parishioner

The Vestry negotiated a price of $10,500. But after a $500 earnest money deposit, Providence intervened and they were able to offer the property owner $9,000 in cash, which he accepted – saving the church $1,000.

Odgers Construction Co. of Lake City built the church shell for $42,000 after St. Barnabas got a $30,000 loan at a time most lenders were loaning to churches. The congregation committed to do all interior finish work.

Bishop Richard Boyce
retired in 2011
Photo by Barbara Kinney
The land was cleared and, after a groundbreaking ceremony, construction began immediately. The necessary additional funds materialized in the form of internal bonds to parishioners and friends of the church.

Once the walls were erected, a concrete cornerstone was laid under the floor where the altar currently stands. The stone encased a Bible, a 1928 Prayer Book, and a membership roster.

The first service in St. Barnabas was held on Trinity Sunday, 1976.

Fr. Harley Crain was installed as rector in 2005 under the Bishop Richard Boyce. Bp. Boyce retired last year and was succeeded by the Rev. Kevin Bond Allen as bishop of the newly formed Diocese of Cascadia, Anglican Church of North America.

“Over the last seven years we have, as a congregation, grown more committed to our traditional liturgy and practice as the secular incursion into religious practice has become more pressing,” says Fr. Crain. 
“Our 1928 Book of Common Prayer heritage is important to our core identity, along with organ-based 1940-hymnal congregational singing, and our Matins (Morning Prayer)/Eucharist service."

A parishioner at Nigerian Sunday
St. Barnabas has had missionary ties with Nigeria and The Philippines. Nigerian Sunday at St. Barnabas each summer celebrates the rich traditions of Nigerian Anglicans in the Seattle area.

A local church mission has reached out to the memory care dementia facility near the church, and the congregation provides Thanksgiving meals to five families at Parkwood Elementary School every year.

Archbishop Stephen of Myanmar
Bishop Kevin Bond Allen

Another outreach adopted by the congregation is an annual caravan to Mary's Place in downtown Seattle to join them for Santa's visit and their Christmas party, bringing gifts for the children and cosmetics, and personal care items for all members of Mary's Place.

And a new outreach mission is being planned at St. Barnabas to serve “a population often forgotten by the organized church,” Fr. Harley adds, “to meet the spiritual and community needs of physically and mentally ‘differently abled’ members of our community.”


Photo: Surfing the wind at Richmond Beach

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Wind surfing
Photo by Marc Weinberg

While half the country is boarded up against the wind of Super Storm Sandy, our athletic types were out enjoying it to the fullest and basking in the 60 degree sunshine as well.

Wind surfer
Photo by Marc Weinberg

Photos taken from Richmond Beach by Marc Weinberg.


Recent power outages in the area

Updated 11-2-2012 10:11pm

There were two recent power outages in Shoreline, from two different causes.

An equipment failure in Shoreline early Sunday morning approximately 1,740 customers in Lake Forest Park, Olympic Hills and Shoreline. By 10am, all but 900 customers were back online and power was fully restored later in the day.

Steven H. Robinson got a picture of the repair crew working in Ridgecrest, where a transformer apparently blew.

On Monday, a large tree fell on power lines on Dayton and 180th. Emergency crews and Seattle City Light were on the scene. Dayton was closed from Dayton Place to 185th while they cleared the tree and power was interrupted briefly.


Boxing for Boobies raises $2350 for Susan G. Komen

Pink clad boxers take a punch at breast cancer

Boxing for Boobies raised $2350 on Saturday, October 27 for Susan G. Komen Puget Sound. Held at CKO Kickboxing, 15901 Westminster Way, Shoreline WA, 70 participants signed up for bags and took pledges from friends and family that they could make it through a 90 minute Cardio Kickboxing Class.

CKO Kickboxing also made a donation for each boxer. Owner Jessica Renon said, “Many have walked, and many more have run, but it is time we finally stand up and punch cancer right in the face.”

70 boxers lasted through the 90 minute cardio workout
to raise money for Susan G. Komen


Quick Start Shoreline CANCELLED for Tuesday

The Quick Start Shoreline seminar scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, 2012, has been cancelled due to the illness of the scheduled speaker.


SCC Student debate: Obama vs. Romney: Who will be the better foreign-policy President?

Obama vs. Romney:  Who will be the better foreign-policy President? 

A debate led by members of the Shoreline Community College WPDSS Student Club

How will foreign policy vary depending on whether President Barack Obama wins a second term or Governor Mitt Romney, wins the Presidential election in November? 

WPDSS (pronounced woo-pin-dis), one of SCC’s oldest student clubs, will lead the debate over which candidate is most likely to be the better foreign policy leader.

Thursday, November 1, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. North, Room 9208 PUB (map)
This event is FREE and open to the public.

Part of the symposium, America and the World in a Presidential Election Year, organized by the International Education, Global Affairs Center.


State Fire Marshall says: Have a fire safe Halloween

To make the most of your Halloween this season, the State Fire Marshall suggests several ways to help you and your family stay fire safe.

“Taking simple fire safety precautions, like making sure fabrics for costumes and decorative materials are flame-resistant, can prevent fires,” says State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal recommends practicing these safety habits for a safe and happy Halloween:
  • Purchase only costumes, wigs and props labeled flame-resistant or flame-retardant.  When creating a costume, choose material that will not easily ignite if it comes into contact with heat or flame.
  • Provide children with lightweight flashlights or glow sticks to carry for lighting or as part of their costume.
  • Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable.  Keep these and other decorations well away from all open flames and heat sources.
  • Use flashlights or battery-operated candles as alternatives to candles or torch lights when decorating.  Use extreme caution when decorating with candlelit Jack-o-lanterns, and supervise children at all times when candles are lit.
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, ensuring nothing blocks escape routes.
  • Instruct children to stay away from open flames or other heat sources.  Be sure children know to Stop, Drop and Roll in the event their clothing catches fire.

The Office of the State Fire Marshal is a Bureau of the Washington State Patrol, providing fire and life safety services to the citizens of Washington State including inspections of state licensed facilities, plan review of school construction projects, licensing of fire sprinkler contractors and pyrotechnic operators, and training Washington State’s firefighters.


Foundation will be Calling for Kids Nov. 4

The Shoreline Public Schools Foundation 18th Annual Phonathon will be held Sunday, November 4, from 4 to 6:30pm. 

Every autumn the Foundation calls friends and neighbors in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park to ask for support for students in the Shoreline Public Schools through cash donations. These funds continue the efforts of the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation to improve reading proficiency, writing creativity, science enthusiasm, math confidence, musical ability, art participation, teacher effectiveness, and much more.

The Foundation provides scholarships for students to attend summer school, and to participate in athletic, leadership and other extracurricular activities they might not otherwise be able to afford.

Donations may also be made online on the Foundation website 

If you would like to volunteer on November 4, contact the Foundation office at 206-393-4107.

Since 1992 the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation has provided over $2 million in funding for grants and programs.


Free tutoring for elementary through high school students

FREE! Tutoring and Homework help for Elementary through High School students at Calvin Church! Every Wednesday, beginning November 7th from 4:30 – 6:15 pm (following school break calendars through June).

Students are welcome to stay for dinner at 6:15pm and other children and youth programs following dinner.

There is a need for more tutors. Let Kimberly Crispeno know if your name can be added to the schedule and what areas you are comfortable tutoring, particularly if the area for tutoring is a specialty area, such as a foreign language.


County program will incorporate technical and leadership skills of veterans into county job pool

Photo by Carl Dinse

The Metropolitan King County Council unanimously approved legislation today that will launch a new internship program to tap the skills and knowledge of veterans living in King County.

The HERO (Heroes Employment Reintegration Opportunity) Program is open to any military veteran who meets King County Veteran’s Program (KCVP) qualifications. After a competitive selection process, each participant will receive an hourly wage for 30 hours of work per week for six months. To better ensure their success, each intern will be matched to a King County employee who is also a veteran.

“Many veterans returning from conflicts and service abroad can struggle finding a job during these tough economic times,” said Councilmember Bob Ferguson, a sponsor of the legislation. “By providing internship opportunities, we are helping veterans translate their skills and experience in the military to a civilian work environment.”

The veterans will also be provided with a comprehensive support plan, including connections to other community resources for veterans. During and after their six-month stint, HERO participants will receive one-on-one assistance in writing their resume and searching for employment. They will also get help applying for any King County job openings they qualify for.

King County has about 137,000 veterans, and that number is increasing due to the presence of military installations like Joint Base Lewis McChord (JBLM) in Pierce County and Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton. According to the human resources command at JBLM, about 6,000 servicemembers transition out of the base each year. Many of these new veterans stay in the Puget Sound region, so programs are needed to provide civilian reintegration opportunities.

The HERO Program is expected to start in January 2013 with its first group of interns. The program is projected to run through mid-2014, with about a dozen interns participating in each six-month session. Veterans who are interested in participating in the HERO Program can call 206-205-5859.


CORRECTED SUMMARY: Shorecrest soccer tournament overtime victory over Marysville-Pilchuck Saturday

Monday, October 29, 2012

By Evan Smith

Our story about Shorecrest’s overtime victory over Marysville-Pilchuck in the first round of the District girls’ soccer tournament Saturday left out the name of Sophia Flohr, who scored both Shorecrest goals. 

Shorecrest will play in a tournament semifinal game against Everett at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Game stats from our news partner, the Seattle Times.





Overtime Win

Northwest 3A District Tournament
At Shoreline Stadium
Saturday October 27, 2012 7pm

MP -- Amanda Klep (un) 00:30
Shcr -- Sophia Flohr (Alex Murphy) 22:00
Shcr -- Sophia Flohr (Bailey Nygreen) 84:00


Shoreline Community College women’s soccer defeats Green River Community College 2-1

Shoreline CC players victory dance
Photo by Wilson Tsoi

It was a muddy day Monday at Dolphin Field but that did not stop the Shoreline Community College Dolphins or Green River Community College Gators from battling it out down to the last few minutes. Shoreline was able to come away with the win, defeating GRCC 2-1.

As a make-up game both teams were eager to play each other. This was seen right away as the game got off to a quick start when in the 7th minute Jessi Crabill of GRCC had a breakaway against the Dolphins. Crabill converted to score the first goal of the game in the one-on-one with SCC goalie Lauren Schoonover.

The Dolphins were not shaken by the early goal and continued to battle. They received many corner kicks in the first half and were able to connect in the 23rd minute. Shoreline Sophomore Sara Gilmore sent the corner to Rebekah Hansen who was able to tap the ball in and tie the game up 1-1.

The game was scoreless for the rest of the first half and most of the second. However, this did not mean that both goalies were not being continually challenged. In the 79th minute Green River’s Darien Cannon fouled Shoreline’s Kayla Browne in the box giving SCC a penalty kick very late in the game. Angela Celedon was able to connect on the penalty kick and give SCC the 2-1 lead.

This win was essential to keep SCC Women’s Soccer playoff hopes alive. They now have a record of 7-4-4. Shoreline will be playing Green River Community College again in Auburn, WA on Wednesday, October 31st at 2pm.


Three Arts Crush artists at work at Shoreline City Hall this week

Day of the Dead mask
Artist Jennifer Carroll

Stop by Shoreline City Hall Lobby on the 30th and 31st for some end of October fun with three very creative artists.  Cynthia Knox (Ronald Bog Summerset Art and Nature event organizer) will be back both Tuesday and Wednesday from 10-1 with her free-flowing participatory community braiding/knitting project.

Joining her on Tuesday will be Jennifer Carroll (known for her gold bobble-head composer piano and crayon dancers). She will be decorating masks, shoes and other items for Day of the Dead and says “Halloween/Day of the Dead is the perfect time to explore all that you are, all that you aren't, all that you long to be!” Multi-mediatrix Jennifer Carroll has been digging deep into her soul this month and invites you to join her on Tuesday, October 30. She will bring simple masks and a variety of resplendent materials to help you disguise and reveal yourself as never before! Participants are also encouraged to "Bring Your Own" items to decorate!

On Wednesday Marsha Lippert will also be back with her expert oil pastel instruction. You can watch Marsha work on her own art or try your hand and leave with a mini treasure of your own. Don’t be the last in town to try this fascinating medium.

The Gallery at Shoreline City Hall will be in transition this week with a new exhibit opening to the public on Thursday evening from 5:00-7:00 pm.  But you can always take outdoor Sculpture Stroll! Maps are available on the website or at City Hall.

The City of Shoreline Crushed 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. City Hall is located at 17500 Midvale Ave N.

More information about Arts Crush here. Join the fun and GET CRUSHED!


Summer's over - it's time to sign up for the Ski Club bus

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Did you know that there is a Ski Club in your neighborhood?

The Innis Arden Ski Club was started in the 1960s by housewives in the Innis Arden neighborhood to harness the power of collective purchasing. Today, it is a vibrant group of avid skiers of all skill levels that participate together to make ski trips easy and accessible and it’s free to join and belong! We visit Stevens Pass and Crystal Mountain on alternate Thursdays for a total of 8 trips.

It is a nonprofit, all VOLUNTEER PROGRAM. Because we bring many people together to the mountain, we can take advantage of group and senior ticket prices that help keep our participants’ cost as low as possible – and lower than doing it alone.

Our club members come from all over the area. There are no club fees. We depart from the Innis Arden clubhouse at 7am. A first class bus whisks us to the mountain on a nonstop trip to the slopes and we return approximately by 6:00pm. We also receive a considerable group discount on the lift tickets.

There are refreshments on the return trip in a fun relaxed atmosphere.

For more information contact Ida Callahan.


Shoreline Community College partners with Chinese auto technician training

Shoreline Community College President Lee Lambert (seated, at left) signs an agreement with President Sun of Nanjing Institute of Industry and Technology to bring U.S.-recognized training standards into China for automotive service technician training. 

What do Shoreline Community College, a Chinese technical institute and Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology have in common? They are all working together to train automotive service technicians for the largest automobile market in the world: China.

An agreement recently signed by Shoreline President Lee Lambert with Nanjing Institute of Industry and Technology (NIIT) paves the way for the three schools to collaborate on technician training. Both Shoreline and Oklahoma have well-established training centers with strong ties to automotive manufacturers to train technicians for new car dealerships as well as independent repair and maintenance shops.

On Oct. 21, 2012, just prior to the signing, Lambert was a keynote speaker at the International Forum on Vocational and Technical Education session on China-U.S. Cooperation on Automobile Education and Training.


U.S. Defense Policy and the Presidential Election - free lecture at SCC Oct 31

Bill Center
U.S. Defense Policy and the Presidential Election

Bill Center, Senior Advisor, International Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows program, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington.

With one major conflict ended and another winding down, and the U.S. facing several military challenges worldwide, it would seem that defense policy is front and center in this year’s Presidential election.  Or is it?  How do Presidential electoral politics affect U.S. defense policy?

Wednesday, October 31, 7pm
Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Room 9208 PUB (map)
This event is FREE and open to the public.

Part of the symposium, America and the World in a Presidential Election Year, organized by the International Education, Global Affairs Center.


WeatherWatcher: Weekly report, more of the same - rain

  • Week ahead - rain
  • First possible snow event could be soon
  • Last week's weather data
For our week ahead we are looking at a lot of rain. Monday through Wednesday we will likely have rain off and on as a series of weather fronts makes it through our region. Thursday looks like it might slow down a little on the rainfall and bring in just showers.

Halloween will be rainy and cool for all the trick-or-treaters, so make sure all those costumes are water proof!  Friday is looking like our only break from the rain this week before more weather systems move in for the coming weekend.

First possible snow of the season in November.  I've been keeping a close eye on a cold air mass that is building and getting colder and colder in western Canada. A lot of the longer range computer models I've been reading are suggesting that this cold air may break lose and move into our area some where around the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Of course there is much uncertainty when looking this far ahead, but keep in mind we are entering the time of year when these events are possible.  It's never too early to prepare for winter weather.

Last week's data:
I have included some graphs below, first one is last week's daily average temperature compared to the 3-year average. The second one is the month of October 3-year average, compared to this year October so far. You can see our cold air mass that came in last weekend shows up as a low dip on the red line in the second graph.

Daily Average temperature last week.

Daily Average Temperature in October.

High temperature: 50.7°F (Sunday and Friday)
Low temperature: 36.1°F (Monday)
Rainiest day: 0.57 inches (Monday)
Total rainfall: 1.20 inches
Warmest day: 45.6°F (Friday)
Coldest day: 39.9°F (Monday)
Average temperature: 43.7°F (4.8°F colder than the 3-year average)
3-year Average temperature for last week: 48.5°F

Warmest and coldest days are based on average temperature of the entire day, starting at midnight. All other averages are based on the whole week, starting Saturday morning at midnight. All weather data unless otherwise noted is sourced from Carl's Shoreline Weather Station.

For fall and winter storm updates, check out my weather station web page or follow me on Twitter: @SWeatherWatcher


Shorecrest to meet Everett in District soccer semifinal Tuesday

Shorecrest to meet Everett in District soccer semifinal Tuesday at Shoreline Stadium after 2-1 overtime home victory over Marysville-Pilchuck Saturday

The Shorecrest girls’ soccer team plays Everett in a Northwest District 3A tournament semifinal game Tuesday at Shoreline Stadium, after Shorecrest defeated Marysville-Pilchuck, 2-1, Saturday and Everett defeated Shorewood, 3-0.

Shorecrest and Everett meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the first game of a double header, with Meadowdale and Stanwood meeting at 5:30 in the first semifinal game.

The two semifinal winners will meet in the District championship game for the District’s Nos. 1 and 2 berths in the State 3A tournament. The losers play in Thursday games for the right to advance to a Saturday match for the No. 3 State berth.

In Shorecrest’s 2-1 victory over Marysville-Pilchuck, Amanda Klep scored both Shorecrest goals, one with an assist from Alex Murphy, the other with an assist from Bailey Nygreen.


Trunk or Treat at Calvin Presbyterian

Trunk or Treat

October 31, 2012
6:00-7:30 pm

Decorated car trunks, bouncy house, hot chili, cornbread, and music. 
Great fun for family, friends, and neighbors!

18826 Third Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177, email or phone 206-542-6181


CANCELLED: Quick Start Shoreline business workshop Tuesday Oct 30

Updated 10-29-2012 12:05pm
This workshop has been cancelled, due to the illness of the speaker.

Quick Start Shoreline business workshop Tuesday Oct 30

The Tuesday Quick-Start Shoreline Business Workshop for start-up, existing or potential business owners will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 from 12noon 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.

"Employment Basics", Presented by Susan Fuller, 
Law Office of Susan K. Fuller, PLLC. 

Thinking of hiring employees? Learn some of the basics of hiring and working with employees before taking the plunge.  What is the difference between an "employee" and an "independent contractor"?  What sorts of things can be asked of an applicant?  What is a "Non-Compete" clause vs. a "Non-Disclosure" clause?  What is the "FMLA"?  What does the Washington Law Against Discrimination cover? What is the Seattle Sick and Safe Leave, and do I have to comply? Learn about these and other issues at this presentation.

For more than 20 years, Susan Fuller has represented clients in federal and state courts in all sorts of disputes. 

She has worked with engineers, architects, storeowners, manufacturers, tradesmen and businesses of all types.

Ms. Fuller is a business and commercial lawyer who works with entrepreneurs to help them achieve their business goals, including protecting their business.


Shoreline exhibitors share the spotlight at America's Family Pet Expo, Nov 3-4 at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center

Celebrating pets of all varieties, America's Family Pet Expo Washington opens next weekend at the Puyallup Fair and Events Center, November 3-4.

With 1,000 both small and large animals, the Expo is the Northwest's largest pet-focused event with action-packed feature attractions, a big line-up of exhibitors, learning opportunities, contests and more. It's also a one-stop source of information on the latest trends in pet care and new products from manufacturers and retailers.

Organizations participating in this "everything pet" event with strong ties to Shoreline include the Great Pyrenees Club of Puget Sound, and WA State Scottish Terrier Club.

Feathered, furry (and not so furry) animals splash and strut their stuff in multiple demonstration areas, including Splash Dogs, sponsored by NutriSource, as high-flying  canines make waves with their jumping skills; Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show, sponsored by The IAMS Company, showcasing action-packed stunts; the Adoption Dog Makeovers and Fashion Show; FeatherDance - Dancing with Friesians; the Avian Actors of Hollywood, and many more.

Children ages 5-16 are invited to participate in the Kid's Aquarium Contest, with the colorful entries on display in the ShowPlex during the two-day Expo. This unique learning opportunity provides participants with a 10-gallon heated aquarium kit to take home, with the children adding their own fish and unique decorations. More information.

Loving animals wait to share their lives with new owners at the Pet Adoption area, sponsored by VCA Animal Hospitals.

America's Family Pet Expo Washington show hours are 10am to 7pm on Saturday, November 3 and 10am to 6pm, Sunday, November 4.

General admission for adults is $12; seniors (60 and over) are $10; juniors (6-12) are $6; active and retired military (with valid ID) and children five and under are admitted FREE. General Admission tickets may be purchased at a $2 discount online

Parking at Puyallup Fair and Events Center parking lots is FREE.


Shorecrest to meet Everett in district soccer semifinal Tuesday

Shorecrest plays in the Northwest District 3A girls' soccer semifinals against Everett at Shoreline Stadium Tuesday.

The Scots and Seagulls meet in at 7:30 p.m. in the second semifinal game of the District tournament doubleheader. Meadowdale and Stanwood play in the first semifinal at 5;30,

The semifinal winners advance to the District championship game Saturday, Nov.3 at 7 p.m. at Shoreline Stadium for the Distrixt's top two spots in the State tournament.


Shorewood opens District volleyball tournament Tuesday

Shorewood opens District volleyball tournament Tuesday against Marysville-Pilchuck at Glacier Peak High School

The Western Conference 3A South champion Shorewood volleyball team opens Northwest District 3A tournament play Tuesday at 5 p.m. against Wesco 3A North No. 4 Marysville-Pilchuck at Glacier Peak High School near Snohomish.

The winner of the Shorewood-MP game meets the winner of another 5 p.m. game between Everett and Glacier Peak in a 7 p.m. semifinal game. The losers of the 5 p.m. games meet in a 7 p.m. elimination game.

Shorewood takes a 10-4 record (7-1 Wesco 3A South) into the match with Marysville-Pilchuck (5-9, 2-6 Wesco 3A North). Everett takes a 9-5 record (6-2 Wesco 3A North) into the match with Glacier Peak (9-5, 4-4 Wesco 3A South).

Four other teams play at Marysville-Pilchuck Tuesday – Wesco 3A North champion Stanwood (10-4, 7-1 Wesco 3A North), Ferndale (6-8, 5-7 Northwest 3A/2A/1A Conference), Meadowdale (10-4, 6-2 Wesco 3A South) and Oak Harbor (7-7, 5-3 Wesco 3A North).

The tournament continues Thursday with the two semifinal winners playing in the District championship game for the District’s Nos. 1 and 2 berths in the State 3A tournament and the other three teams playing for the No. 3 spot in the State tournament.

Shorewood finished its regular season Monday, Oct 22, with a 3-2 victory at Meadowdale. The Thunderbirds won by game scores of 28-26, 17-25, 26-28, 25-17 and 11-7. Monica Postor had 22 kills and 35 digs for the T-birds; teammate Delaney Hopen had 11 kills and 21 digs; Stephanie Vollbrecht had 10 kills and 4 blocks; Marianne Kellogg had 52 assists and 14 digs; and Joely Shepard had 24 digs in the division-championship clinching match.

Shorecrest missed qualifying for the District tournament after finishing fourth in the Wesco 3A South with a 2-6 division record (4-10 overall) after a 3-2 home victory over Mountlake Terrace. The Scots won by game scores of 26-24, 25-23, 20-25, 15-25 and 15-7.

Shorecrest had lost early in the season to Wesco 3A North fourth-place finisher Marysville-Pilchuck.

The Shorewood junior varsity team finished with a 7-1 Wesco 3A South record (11-3 overall) after a 2-1 victory over Meadowdale.

The Shorecrest junior varsity finished with a 1-7 record (3-11 overall) after a 2-1 victory over Mountlake Terrace.

The Shorecrest “C” team finished with a 1-7 Wesco 3A South record (2-12 overall) after a 3-2 loss to Mountlake Terrace.

The Thunderbird “C” team finished its season with a 3-0 victory over Meadowdale. The T-bird C’s had 2-5 Wesco 3A South record (5-6 overall) with one score not reported.


Author / illustrator wows the kids at Highland Terrace

Guest author / illustrator Rob Scotton visited Highland Terrace second graders on Wednesday, October 24. 

Rob is the creator of "Splat the Cat" books. 

His visit was arranged by Third Place Books.


November 2012: Richmond Beach Library Calendar of Events

Children and Families

Toddler Story Times
Thursday, November 1, 8, 15 and 29, 10:15am
Ages 24 to 36 months with adult, siblings welcome.
Join us for books, finger plays, stories and songs just for toddlers!

Preschool Story Times
Thursday, November 1, 8, 15 and 29, 11am
Ages 3 to 6 with adult, siblings welcome.
Books, finger plays, stories and songs just for preschoolers! We will continue to celebrate the alphabet.

Pajamarama Story Times
Wednesday, November 7, 14 and 28, 7pm
All young children welcome with parent or caregiver.
Wear your pjs and join us for books, stories and songs!


Study Zone
Monday, November 5, 19 and 26, 4pm
Grades K-12.
Drop in for homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Teen Talk Time
Wednesday, November 7, 14, 21 and 28, 4-6pm
Improve speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group for students in middle, high school and college. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.


Free ESL Classes for Beginning Level
Thursday, November 1, 8, 15 and 29, 12:30-2:30pm
Learn and practice daily English language skills including reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.
Please register at the library or call 206.546.3522.

Evening Book Discussion Group
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
Monday, November 5, 7pm

Computer Class: Internet Level 1
Tuesday, November 6, 2pm
Learn how to browse the Internet, type web site addresses, understand basic internet vocabulary, and use search engines. Prerequisite: Ability to use a mouse.
Please call 206.546.3522 to register.

Talk Time
Tuesday, November 6, 13, 20 and 27, 4pm
Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.

Free ESL Classes for Intermediate Level
Tuesday, November 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Learn and practice daily English language skills including reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Please register at the library or call 206.546.3522.

Computer Class: Internet Level 2
Tuesday, November 13, 7pm
Review and extend the knowledge and skills covered in Internet Level 1. Explore fun and helpful web sites, discuss printing from the Internet, explore blogs and discuss Internet security. Prerequisite: Ability to use a mouse and type web site addresses.
Please call 206.546.3522 to register.

Publish Yourself!
Monday, November 26, 7pm
Local author and writing instructor Kim Votry will share her experiences in independent publishing. Formerly known as "vanity press" publishing, indie publishing is the new way for authors to distribute their work beyond the range of traditional publishers.

Presented in support of NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month.

eReader and Digital Downloads Demo
Thursday, November 15, 4pm
Learn how to download KCLS eBooks to your eReader or computer during this digital downloads demonstration.

Book a Librarian Free 30-minute appointments to help you with your information needs!
Please call 206.546.3522 to register.


City of Shoreline Recreation Guide Cover Contest Winner

 And the winner is... “Ellie Eats Snow” by Jennifer Holt! 

Ms. Holt’s photo is of Ellie playing in the snow. She received the most Facebook “likes” and will be featured on the cover of the Winter 2013 Recreation Guide. Congratulations to all of the finalists whose photos may be featured in other City of Shoreline publications.

Thank you to everyone who submitted images and took the time to vote in our 2013 Winter Recreation Guide Cover contest. The new guide will be available December 21st and resident registration will begin Thursday, January 3rd.  


Mountlake Terrace farmers market will not return next year

According to our news partner the MLTNews, the Mountlake Terrace Business Association will discontinue its support of the MLT Farmers Market, which will not return next summer.

The market has been in operation for three years and was supported by grants from the business association. 

According to MLTBA treasurer Danil Semenov, the main issue influencing the decision to close the market was funding. The MLTBA solely financed the market for three years with member dues, and while there was a core group of 200-300 regular customers, the base “did not grow beyond that point,” he said.


Shorewood soccer play by play with Everett

Coach Wilkins reports:

Today it was #4 seed Shorewood vs #1 seed Everett. 

The first half saw Shorewood bring a very strong possession game that frustrated Everett. Both teams had a couple chances but it ended in a 0-0 tie. 

In the second half, Everett turned things up a notch and scored in the 48th minute from a corner kick by defender Rosie Sittauer. Everett continued to have more of the attack and scored again in the 62nd minute on a goal by Morgan McCarthy.

The game was put out of reach on a third score. This one was finished by Bailey McMullen. I believe Katie Johnson was in goal for Everett and Shorewood used Ashley Swan and Ashley Garay.  

Everett is 1-0 in playoffs and plays Tuesday in the semi finals. Shorewood is 0--1 and plays Tuesday in the losers bracket.


It was a dark and stormy night ... tell your story to the Storytellers Guild Friday

The Seattle Storytellers Guild’s free monthly Story Swap for both listeners and tellers will be held at the Bridge Coffeehouse this Friday, November 2nd from 7-9 pm.

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. The Bridge Coffee House is located at 2150 North 122nd Street, Seattle 98133. 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 storytelling, sponsors professional events, and provides performance and training opportunities for tellers at all levels. Storytellers of all levels and interests are welcome.


Sculptors Workshop Holiday Pottery Sale Nov 16-17

Sculptors Workshop Holiday Pottery Sale (Friday and Saturday, November 16-17)

Decorative and functional pottery galore! Garden art, vases, mirrors, platters, mugs, plates and bowls are just a sampling of the hundreds of one-of-a-kind artworks by local artists available at the Sculptors Workshop Holiday Sale the weekend before Thanksgiving (November 16-17).

Come join the fun and visit the artists at the Frances Anderson Center (Rm. 210) at 700 Dayton Ave. in Edmonds Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, 2010. Times each day are: Friday 1pm - 8pm and Saturday 10am - 3pm.

The Sculptors Workshop is a pottery co-operative infused with a rich 43 year history. This semiannual sale is a wonderful chance to meet some of the co-op's 19 artists, and at the same time find unique and handmade holiday gifts. Several artists have been experimenting with fun techniques this year including textures, mixed media, and new glaze combinations. With all of this creativity and energy, this will be an especially exciting holiday sale - don't miss it! For more information, contact Julie Perrine, 425-244-6569.


Shoreline drops two in Dorian Harris Halloween Classic pool play

The Shoreline Community College Dolphin Volleyball Team did not get the start they were hoping to in the Dorian Harris Halloween Classic in Mt. Hood, Oregon. The Dolphins dropped both matches in pool play.

The first game of the day was against Walla Walla. Shoreline could not seem to keep up with the Warriors who are ranked 2nd in the Eastern Region. This sophomore studded team has only lost two region games this year.

Shoreline's second loss of the day came from Chemeketa whom the Dolphins had previously beaten in the Shoreline Crossover Tournament a few weeks ago. This was a very close match.

Shoreline pushes on and still has a chance to take home the Champions Trophy. The Dolphins are currently taking on Whatcom. Earlier in the season the Dolphins defeated Whatcom but we will see later how they match up today. Stay posted with all the tournament results at the NWAACC Volleyball results page.


Halloween Carnival on Saturday at Syre

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Photo by Bob Pheiffer 2011

Halloween Carnival on Saturday at Syre
Saturday, October 27, 2012, 3pm to 7pm
Syre Elementary School, 19545 12th Avenue NW

Trick or treat!

It's fall and time for Richmond Beach Community Association's annual Halloween Carnival!

Children of all ages and their parents can scare up some fun at the carnival where they will find games, inflatables, a cake walk, a haunted house, a raffle full of great prizes, food and much, much more. 

Photo by Bob Pfeiffer 2011

Kids love to show off their costumes for this event; parents are encouraged to dress up too! 

Parking is limited, so please walk if possible. 

Tickets are 3 for $1. All games and attractions are paid for with tickets; food can be purchased with tickets or cash. Most games are one ticket; the larger attractions are three tickets; and food prices vary. 

This is not a fundraiser, so prices are family friendly!

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