It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

It was a beautiful day today and Lee Lageschulte's glowing pink flowers just seem to capture the mood.


Excitement building for the new season of the Shoreline Farmers Market

All of your favorite vendors from last year will be back and there will also be many new faces. The market still has a limited number of booth spaces for local artisans and cottage kitchen operations as well as approved non-profits and musicians. The Shoreline Farmers Market is also recruiting volunteers who want to get involved with the community. Volunteering at the market is a fantastic addition to a college application or job resume.

Last season, the Shoreline Farmers Market got off to a fast start and the team is looking forward to building on momentum from year 1. Huge thanks go out to our entire community for supporting the market at such a high level last year. Your dollars spent at the farmers market support the local economy, dozens of jobs, and a great gathering place for the whole family to enjoy on Summer Saturdays at City Hall.

Another fabulous benefit of keeping the market successful is the work done to support those most in need in the Shoreline community. SFM vendors donated over 1 ton of fresh fruits and veggies to our local food banks and SNAP sales increased over the course of the season.

For up to date market news and communication you can follow the SFM on Facebook, for vendor or volunteer opportunities please visit the SFM Website, and if you have any questions or comments for market staff - you can email them.


Top Five stories for March 2013

There were some close runners-up, but these are the stories published in March which garnered the most attention from readers.

Mar 19, 2013

Mar 5, 2013, 7 comments

Mar 26, 2013, 2 comments

Mar 21, 2013

Mar 12, 2013, 1 comment


Quick Start Shoreline for Tuesday, April 2nd

The Tuesday Quick-Start Shoreline Business Workshop for start-up, existing or potential business owners will be held on April 2nd from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Avenue N.

Quick-Start Shoreline is presented by Shoreline Community College Small Business Accelerator and the City of Shoreline. The sessions are free and open to the public; feel free to bring a brown bag lunch or a snack.

Applied Improv-isation  (Level 1: Basic Skills)

We all need to think and speak confidently and effectively on our feet, in both everyday situations and under pressure. Improvisation (improv) training is not just for actors. Its principles and techniques, applied to the world of work, develop essential skills in communication, collaboration, and decision-making. Participate in playful improv exercises that foster confidence, focus, trust, spontaneity, and teamwork. Learn about the value and use of these tools in the workplace.

Sandy Bjorgen
Presenter: Sandy Bjorgen is founder of IMPROV-able Results. She creates innovative, supportive, and dynamic learning labs in which business people discover and bring out their best. They learn to think and speak under pressure with greater confidence and impact and amaze themselves over how much they grow in so short a time. (See

Her background includes over 25 years combined experience in education, recruitment and staffing, organizational leadership and management, training and professional development, sales and marketing, counseling, and theater. She has produced videos for use in work-readiness classes for adults, acted onstage and in training videos, and won numerous speaking awards.

Sandy's community and association leadership roles have included the following: president of a chapter of the National Speakers Association, founding board member of the Association for Creative Business Writing, vice president of the Northgate Chamber of Commerce and co-chair of its ambassadors committee, co-chair and emcee for North-End Chambers Power Networking, ambassador for the Greater Seattle Business Association.


Small but effective group cleans up Animal Acres in Lake Forest Park

Master Gardeners and Park Volunteers clean up Animal Acres
More to be done - new volunteers invited to participate

On Saturday March 30, 2013, the Master Gardeners and park volunteers met at Animal Acres Park in Lake Forest Park to clean up the garden area and prepare for spring planting.

According to organizer Linda Holman,

We had a small but extremely effective work party and got a great deal accomplished. 
We will be having a work party in mid April to begin our planting. We invite the community to come out if they would like to participate and/or if they have any questions regarding beginning a garden.  

Contact Linda Holman with any questions.


Vineyard Church moving in with Trinity Presbyterian

Vineyard Community Church worship gathering

By Rose Swetman

Vineyard is moving in with Trinity on April 1st and we will begin sharing space. Trinity's worship gathering will be at 9:30am and Vineyard Community Church will be at 11:00am.

Vineyard Community Church's (VCC) journey began in 1999 when Rich and Rose Swetman became the co-pastors of an existing congregation. The church was, what is commonly known as a "seeker sensitive" church, involving the congregation in outreach through simple acts of kindness to people in the community.  

VCC Worship Band

In 2004, we as a congregation prayerfully began to explore what it means to be a community that serves the neighborhood. As VCC began to wrestle with this question, we began to seek more meaningful ways of embodying the church outside of a Sunday morning service or through random acts of kindness.

Intergenerational service at VCC

In the same year, VCC leased its first building in Shoreline and began working to be a positive presence in the community through the creation of mission groups, partnering with non-profit organizations already at work in the community and stepping in to serve as there were needs. Since then, VCC has sought to stay to true to our mission through several different seasons and facilities. One thing has remained, we want to be followers of Jesus known for our generosity, kindness and service to others.

VCC welcomes families

Today, VCC is a dynamic, multi-generational congregation that will be moving to share space and serving opportunities with Trinity Presbyterian Church. We anticipate discovering how Two Churches Serving One City will only enhance the mission of our church. 


Trinity Presbyterian partners with Vineyard Church

Worship service at Trinity Presbyterian Church
By Randy Butler

Trinity Presbyterian Church is a vital and healthy congregation of about 175 members located in the heart of the Parkwood neighborhood, just east of Aurora on N 160th Street.

We have maintained a presence in Shoreline for over sixty years. We have growing children’s and youth ministries, as well as programs for seniors. 

Adults and children together after services

For some time now we have sought to embrace and connect with the neighborhood and community in fresh ways, and we believe that our partnership with the Vineyard congregation is a big step toward reaching that goal.  The Vineyard has served the community in innovative and collaborative ways, and we are looking forward to joining with them in serving children, youth and families in our area. 

Children's class at Trinity

Together we believe we can have a great impact on Shoreline. It is quite an unusual step for two different churches to attempt such partnership, but both congregations believe that these times call for new and creative ways of being the church. We are excited about making new friends and being involved in ministry together for the coming year.


Drownings - It’s That Time of Year

From the King County Sheriff's Office

Spring is here and as the weather warms up, more people will be taking to the water for recreation.  As a reminder, the King County Sheriff’s Office warns that as water recreation increases so will potential drownings.
A small fact – paddle craft, which include fishing row boats, account for most of the fatal boating accidents in Washington State.  For many years power boats were the leaders in fatality accidents, however with the new push on outdoor recreation, most boating deaths occur in human powered vessels.

Life jacket label
“U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets are the best way to prevent drowning during water recreation,” said King County Sheriff Marine Sergeant James Knauss.

Each life jacket will have printing (a label) on the inside back panel stating “Coast Guard Approved.” The label identifies size and weight limits. A life jacket is considered serviceable if it looks like it still works, straps and/ or buckles have not rotted off, and outer material is not torn or missing.

Overloading is another common problem on waterways.

Large boats have placards that show “vessel capacity” which indicates the number of people that can be onboard and/or total weight limit.

If either of the two limits established by the manufacture are exceeded, there is a violation. You can’t add the two together or choose which to follow. 

For example if the boat says two people, then three people on board is a violation even if the weight is still under the limit. Likewise, if you have two onboard but exceed the weight, it is still a violation. Most two -person boats cannot support two “healthy” adult males.

Dogs in the water have also contributed to drownings in the last couple of years, specifically on rivers. 
If your dog is in the water and appears to be swept away by the current, do NOT go in after them.  Dogs usually find their way to shore on their own.

Drownings can be prevented with a little common sense. Wear a life jacket, don’t overload your boat and remember the water is cold which can quickly lead to hypothermia.


Shorecrest offense too much for Shorewood in 12-0 softball rout Saturday

Varsity softball teams for Shorecrest and Shorewood
at the Blue Day Pink Night cancer awareness event March 30
Shorecrest in pink, Shorewood in blue
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Shorecrest jumped out to an early lead on Shorewood and captured a 12-0 softball victory Saturday at Shorewood’s home Meridian Park Fields in the second annual Blue Day and Pink Night for Cancer game.

The game was decided quickly as Shorecrest exerted its will early with seven runs in the first three innings.

An RBI single by Anisa Gomez in the first inning, and an RBI single by Amanda Eshelman, a passed ball and a sacrifice fly by Amanda Hartley in the second inning helped Shorecrest put some runs on the board early.

Callie Anderson got a hit in each of her four at bats.

Shorecrest's Amanda Eshelman delivers the pitch.
Eshelman was the winning pitcher and the event organizer.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Shorecrest got the win thanks in large part to Eshelman's dominant, six-strikeout, winning pitching performance. Eshelman allowed one earned run, three hits and one walk over 4 1/3 innings of a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule.

Shorecrest added four runs in the top of the fifth. A clutch wild pitch scored Jeanna Berg to open the scoring in the frame. That was followed by Ivey Uppinghouse’s single, scoring Hartley.

Alissa Kaufhold hit 2 for 2 with a double for the Scots.

Stephanie Vollbrecht of Shorewood hit a double in two at-bats. Vreni Hutt was the losing pitcher.

Shorecrest and Shorewood met at Shorewood's home field at Meridian Park School as part of a full day of baseball and softball.

The Blue Day/Pink Night series of games was Eshelman’s senior project, with proceeds going to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

In the first game of the day, the Shorewood junior varsity girls lost to the Bothell JVs 13-0. Holly Ebel pitched for Shorewood.

The Bothell runner and ball arrive at the same time
as JV player Lauren Smith looks for the ball.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Shorecrest beat Glacier Peak, 2-1, at home Friday after a loss at Meadowdale, 7-1, Wednesday, before the victory over Shorewood, which brings the Scots’ record to 6-4 overall and 2-1 in the Western Conference 3A.

Shorewood’s loss to Shorecrest and a Wednesday 4-1 loss at Glacier Peak dropped the Thunderbirds’ record to 1-7 overall (0-2 Wesco 3A).

Earlier, Shorewood had lost a 17-2 home game to 4A Lynnwood March 19, won a 19-9 home game from Nathan Hale of Seattle March 21, lost a home game 13-0 to Cascade March 22 and lost 10-1 at 4A Edmonds-Woodway Monday, March 25.

Shorecrest and Shorewood met at Shorewood's home field at Meridian Park School as part of a full day of baseball and softball.

In Shorecrest’s 2-1 victory over Glacier Peak Friday, Anderson hit 3 for 3 with a stolen base and a run scored; Berg had a double and an RBI in three at-bats; Jeralyn Pasoquen hit 2 for 2 with an RBI; and winning pitcher Hartley struck out 5 Glacier Peak batters and gave up 1 walk, 4 hits and 1 earned run in a 7-inning complete game.

In Shorecrest’s 7-1 loss to Meadowdale Wednesday, Hartley was the losing pitcher as the Mavericks out-hit the Scots 12-2.

In Shorewood’s 4-1 loss at Glacier Peak Wednesday, Hutt was the losing pitcher as the Grizzlies out-hit the Thunderbirds 6-4.

Shorewood next plays a home game with Mountlake Terrace Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Meridian Park, Shorecrest next plays Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace.

The Shorewood junior varsity loss to Bothell gave the Thunderbird JVs a 3-5 record (0-1 Wesco 3A). The Shorewood and Bothell JVs meet again Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. at Bothell High School. The Shorewood JVs won 23-16 at 4A Mariner March 18, won a 14-2 home game from 4A Lynnwood March 19, won a 12-3 home game from Nathan Hale March 21, lost 18-5 at 4A Cascade March 22 and lost 16-6 at Glacier Peak Wednesday.

Shorecrest 12, Shorewood 0
At Meridian Park Fields, Saturday, March 30

Shorecrest-   142 14x x--12 14 0
Shorewood    000 00x x-- 0   2 2

Amanda Eshelman and Olivia Nolan.
Vreni Hutt and Melissa Eik.


Third Place Commons Community Calendar for April 2013

Third Place Commons Community Calendar 
for April 2013
For information: 206-366-3302 

Playtime! 10am-11:30am
Wednesday, April 3,10

Join other parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children ages birth to 5 in front of the stage for art, games, and conversation, sponsored and led by the Shoreline Family Support Center.

Third Place Commons Game Night 6-10pm
Wednesday, March 6,13,20,27

Join the fun every Wednesday evening to play a variety of board & card games. Game Night convenes in the Stadler Room on the first and second Wednesday, and at tables in the Commons the rest of the month.

Commons Art-In 10am-4pm
Saturday, April 6

Come make art at this free, drop-in creative time for drawing and painting artists. BYO art supplies (no oil paints/solvents, please). All levels of experience welcome! Look for the plastic-covered tables in the Commons.

LFP Garden Club Meeting 9:15-11:30am
Tuesday, April 9

The Lake Forest Park Garden Club holds its monthly business meeting at 9:15, and a public program at 10am. 

Fallen Heroes Project 7-8:30pm
Wednesday, April 10

Internationally recognized artist Michael Reagan creates portraits to honor the men and women who have died in service to their country. Come learn more about his mission and see examples of his hauntingly beautiful drawings.

Candidates / Issues Forum  6:30-9:30pm
Tuesday, April 16

The 46th District Democrats are sponsoring a forum for all offices in Kenmore and Lake Forest Park, including city council races, Shoreline and Northshore school boards, water/utility districts, and more. Email for more information

Milner Family Fiddles 11am-12:30pm
Sunday, April 21

The Milner Family Fiddles bring their Texas-style music to the Third Place stage every other month.

Seattle Opera Preview 7-8 pm
Tuesday, April 23

Members of Seattle Opera’s education staff will lead an informal opera talk designed to give you a great orientation to their upcoming production of La Voix Humaine & Suor Angelica.

Windermere Shredding Event 9am-12pm
Saturday, April 27

Now is the time to gather up all those old documents and files taking up valuable storage space and have them securely destroyed onsite. This event will be in the Windermere parking lot, 17711 Ballinger Way. There is no charge or limit.

Laura Martin Studio Spring Violin Recital 2-4 pm
Saturday, April 27

Violin students of all ages take the stage to celebrate the season.

Walk for Water 9am-12pm
Sunday, April 28

Water, water everywhere, and still so much to learn about local and global issues around this threatened resource.  An educational program from 9 to 10 am in the Commons kicks off a 4 mile walk around the creeks of Lake Forest Park. Sponsored by A Better Day Salon, in support of Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.

Computer Q and A 2:30-4pm
Sunday, April 28

Ask questions and get user-friendly answers during this free workshop. This month’s presentation considers how we get e-mail through web-based and local options. 

Looking ahead

Market season is almost here!  The Lake Forest Park Farmers Market opens on Sunday, May 12, at 11 am! 


Innis Arden Easter Egg Scramble

Scramblers ready to go hunting, Copyright, Marc Weinberg

Text and photos by Marc Weinberg

Innis Arden hosted their annual Easter Egg Scramble on Saturday, March 30, 2012 throughout the grounds of their club house and play field. There were more than 100 'scramblers' and older helpers of all ages, Moms, Dads and Grandparents.

Grandma helped search for prizes, too.
Copyright, Marc Weinberg

The day was beautiful; the air was crisp and sunny and the contestants were anxious to get going.  Some practiced before the event even got started.

The Campbell boys cash in. (l to r, Corban, Declan and Arlan Campbel),
copyright Marc Weinberg

The photos tell the story. Everyone was a winner and all the prizes were hidden within the brightly colored plastic eggs which will be 're-scrambled' next year to another group of eager hunters.

Mom and Dad exploring the collection,
Copyright, Marc Weinberg


"Our Town" at Shorewood HS Apr 5-6 and 11-13

$8 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets or $10 at the door.


Memories of Mrs. McGinnis' Goat

Mrs. McGinnis’ Goat, 1912 (Richmond Highlands), Photo #SHM 554
Courtesy of Shoreline Historical Museum

The photo of a goat which ran in last Thursday's SAN (Diggin' Shoreline is Dishing the Dirt) from the Shoreline Historical Museum prompted this recollection from Sandra Reynolds, historian for Ronald United Methodist Church. 

The picture of the goat was taken on the old Ronald Methodist Church porch. The goat belonged to a Mrs. McGinnis and it spent a good deal of its time on the church porch. 
One day the teachers at Ronald School across the street left the front door open because it was a warm day. The goat went into the cloak room and ate all of the children's lunches. Mrs. McGinnis had to make soup for the whole school that day.


Barbara's In The Park - closing business sale

Everything is on sale at Barbara's In The Park

Barbara has decided to retire - and rather than sell her business, she has decided to close it down entirely and sell off her inventory.

An eclectic consignment shop, she carries the kind of things you didn't know you wanted until you saw them. As well as items she has taken in from individuals, she has inventory that she purchased from several other shops that went out of business.

Costume and custom jewelry

Hours: Mon 10am -6pm , Tue 12:30-6  Wed 10am -6pm, Thur 10am -6pm, Fri 10am -6pm Sat 10am -6pm. Closed Sunday.


Audience decides winners at Belly Dance Off Apr 20 at Club Hollywood

2012 Belly Dance Off contestant

Club Hollywood Casino

16716 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline, WA

Showtime 7:00pm | Doors Open 6:00pm
$15 Advance | $22 at Door
Or call the 24/7 ticket hotline at 1-800-838-3006

Belly dancers draw songs and perform impromptu with live Arabic music of the Golden Age by House of Tarab! Expert judges provide live feedback. YOU, the audience, vote and decide the winners!

Club Hollywood offers a sophisticated theatrical setting combined with top quality dining. Between each segment the dance floor opens for guests to enjoy.

Contestants draw their song from a hat just before they perform

While traditional belly dance requires excellence with improvisation to music played by live musicians, modern audiences want to see a powerful and polished performance. Watch dancers strive on both fronts, owning their stage and audience while performing to a song they’ve just drawn from a hat. The expert judge panel consists of acclaimed teachers and belly dance industry leaders Saqra and Mish Mish, plus a casting manager of Teatro ZinZanni.

Participating dancers may enroll in either Pro or Rising Star categories. Winners from each of the three seasonal BELLY DANCE OFF events receive cash awards and compete for the annual grand championship in a final dance off at the end of the year. Registration details and more info can be requested by email.

BELLY DANCE OFF founder Suzanna is a Seattle based cultural performer, instructor, artistic entrepreneur and independent producer with a passion for live music with dance. She developed and launched BELLY DANCE OFF in 2010. 

“This event is a great opportunity for any dancers looking to get live feedback. I would say it is more like a master class than a contest.
"Of course the chance of doubling your money is good too.”
Erik Brown, musician, recording artist, and manager of House of Tarab


Former Lake Forest Park Water clerk indicted for embezzling

From the Seattle office of the FBI

The former office manager of the Lake Forest Park Water District is being arraigned today on an indictment charging 15 counts of wire fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. Jackee Bormann-Zweekhorst, 40, was scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Seattle at 2:30 Friday, March 29, 2013. The indictment alleges that Bormann-Zweekhorst used a variety of schemes to embezzle more than $350,000 from the small water district between 2004 and 2011.

According to the indictment, Bormann-Zweekhorst was responsible for submitting bills to King County for reimbursement from water district funds. Bormann-Zweekhorst was supposed to prepare the vouchers and supporting documents for the water district commissioners to review and approve. The approved vouchers then went to King County for payment. Ms. Bormann-Zweekhorst is alleged to have committed fraud through a variety of means.

On multiple occasions Bormann-Zweekhorst falsified time cards so that her children were paid for work never performed for the water district. The amount of money claimed via the falsified time cards was in excess of $100,000.

The second aspect of the scheme involved the use of the water district credit card. Bormann-Zweekhorstused the card to pay for personal items and then caused the payment of water district funds to pay the bill. Some of the expenses she billed to the water district card included college tuition for her child, hot tub parts and service, boating and automotive equipment, fishing gear, and rental car expenses. The amount of fraud on the water district credit card exceeded $90,000.

The final aspect of fraud was having the water district pay for personal items purchased with her American Express card and for other personal expenses, by claiming the expenses were work-related, when in fact, they were not. Many of the receipts submitted for reimbursement were fabricated to support purchases that never occurred. Bormann-Zweekhorst sought reimbursement for more than $70,000 in personal items and for items never purchased through this aspect of the fraud.

Wire fraud is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The charges contained in the indictment are only allegations. A person is presumed innocent unless and until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The case is being investigated by the FBI and the Lake Forest Park Police Department. Significant assistance is being provided by the Washington State Auditor’s Office.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Diggs.


Kellogg romps through Seussical the Musical Jr.

Join us for a madcap romp in the Kellogg Middle School production of Seussical the Musical Jr., where anything is possible! 

The cherished Dr. Seuss books have been turned into a fantastical and magical music extravaganza. A treat for the whole family!

Tickets available at the door are $8.00 for adults; $5.00 for students.

Showtimes are:

  • Thursday, April 4th @ 7 p.m.
  • Friday, April 5th @ 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6th @ 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 7th @ 2 p.m.

Kellogg Middle School, 16045 25th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155


Sunset Park: the rules have changed - no more off-leash dogs

From The Friends of Sunset School Park

Maintenance and operation shift from Shoreline Schools to City of Shoreline

Times are a'changing. As you may know, with the demolition of the Sunset School building and the signing of the Joint Use Agreement between the School District and the City in January, maintenance and operational responsibilities shifted from the District to the City. This means that the rules that apply to Shoreline parks will now apply to Sunset, including the City’s leash law. The city is currently in the process of creating and installing park entry and rule signs. You may see some new rule signs as early as next week. Please be aware that you could be ticketed ($25 for the first violation and $50 for each additional violation within a year) for letting your dog off-leash at Sunset. If you have any park maintenance or operational questions, contact Kirk Peterson, the City’s Park Maintenance Superintendent 206-801-2611.

Dog romp

Shoreline's off-leash dog parks
We do have an off leash dog area in our neighborhood at Shoreview Park, 320 Innis Arden Way through the Shoreline Community College West Entrance. In the winter from November 1 - March 15, Saltwater Park’s south beach is also an off-leash area. With these two parks established on the west side since 2009, the City has worked hard to provide another off-leash dog area in the east side of town. On Monday, March 18, the City Council just approved a new east side site at the Fircrest Campus located at 1760 NE 150th Street. It should open this summer. For more information about off-leash dog areas, contact Maureen Colaizzi, the City’s Parks Project Coordinator, 206-801-2603.

If you are interested in getting involved and becoming an advocate for off leash areas, check out ShoreDog.

These people attended the on-site meeting
and gave their comments
Photo by Al Wagar

Send in your comments about Sunset School Park
Have you sent in your online comment form yet? You have until April 15 to prioritize the six possible projects! These have been taken off the master plan, created by YOU over those several community meetings. Now is the time to rank them!!


Crime in Shoreline A-Z - a routine week in the hood

Cruiser in front of Eastside Storefront
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Crime in Shoreline A - Z
March 18 - 24, 2013

A  - Man in wheelchair creates a disturbance at Darrell's Tavern. Bouncer offers to wheel him to the bus stop - man stabs bouncer with knife. Bouncer taken to Harborview, man arrested and booked King County Jail.

Arrest - Driver arrested for driving with suspended license after she caused a collision on Aurora / Individual involved in disturbance at Rodeway Inn had outstanding warrant / 

Bicycle - Victim left garage door open and someone stole his bicycle 179xx Linden / Bicycle was left on front lawn at 192xx Wallingford 

Burglary – Thief at The Blakeley stole hydrocodone from locked apartment / Pushed in back door 10xx NW 178 / Unknown suspect broke door knob off and shattered window pane on basement door, stole jewelry and electronics 5xx NW 180th

Car prowl -  Purse taken from unlocked car at Meridian Park Elementary / Unlocked car at 2xx 10th NW

Cars, lost –  Locked car from parking lot of Highlander House / Unlocked car stolen 18xx N 200th 

Cars, found - Vehicle stolen from Snohomish county found in 17000 block of Ashworth / Stolen car abandoned 19xx NW 198th with stolen mail from different area inside car

Disturbance - Two patients at methadone clinic get in physical fight

End of the bus line - Intoxicated at Aurora Transit Center / Person asleep on Metro bus at end of line Shoreline CC arrested on warrants 

Graffiti - Two students caught tagging on Einstein campus

Larceny, businesses –  Individual wheels cart full of unpaid merchandise from Goodwill, flees in U-Haul when confronted / Pistol missing from case in apt at Arabella / Subject put food and drink in his pockets and left Haggen's without paying / Shoplifter caught at Sears had outstanding warrant / Two females steal liquor from Ballinger Rite Aid - one caught by citizens - released at scene / Shoplifter at Ballinger Rite Aid / 

Larceny, Private - Copper and brass meant for recycling stolen from shed 12xx NE 187 / Rosemont Apartments - someone rifled through and took items from a package delivered to door / Juvenile and unknown male caught by homeowner while they were trying to steal a utility trailer at 21xx N 159. Male escaped, juvenile caught and turned over to his mother / Purse stolen at Metro bus stop 170th and Aurora / Goodwill shopper set her wallet down and turned away 

Mental issues - Individual kicked out the back window of the patrol car - taken for involuntary commitment / Suicidal male texted wife and therapist, told them where he was, picked up by Seattle police / Woman makes suicidal statements after husband tells her he wants a divorce. Involuntary commitment to Stevens / Person left a suicide note - involuntary commitment

Suspicious - Side gates open, padlocks missing at 192xx Wallingford N

Trespass -  Subjects with disabled vehicle at Ballinger Chevron at 1:39am - one urinated on outside of building, was Trespassed / Shoplifter caught at Aurora Safeway / Person at Rodeway Inn / Shoreline Community College / Chevron at 155th and Aurora / Ridgecrest Rite Aid - shoplifter Trespassed

Vandalism - Someone shot out door glass in house under construction on RB Rd / Vandalism at Images Styling Salon, 523 NW 165th / 

Z - Woman allowed homeless man to live in her house. He stole her jewelry and pawned it. / 

For other weeks of Crime in Shoreline, see the Features section on the front page.


Traffic tips for tulips - advice from WSDOT

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Skagit Valley tulips 2010
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Tulips are coming into bloom in the Skagit Valley which usually brings a corresponding boom in northbound I-5 traffic. This year's Tulip Festival runs from April 1 - 30. On a nice weekend, it's not uncommon for traffic backups to form on I-5 between Burlington and Mount Vernon. The exits in Mount Vernon get really jammed up. You might want to use SR 20 (exit 230) instead. The exit has longer on- and off-ramps and two lanes in each direction heading toward the tulip fields. Be sure to check our Burlington/Mount Vernon traffic cameras before you go, too!


Bonjour! Host families needed for French students this summer

The blue, white, and red flag
of France
Host families are needed for French students coming to Seattle for a few weeks this summer. What a way to learn about another country and language without having to leave Seattle!

There are boys and girls coming this summer for a few weeks to see Seattle and learn more about the US. We are looking for families that would be willing to open up their homes and hearts this summer for this program. Contact Jamin Henderson 360-661-0552, for more information about the students coming and the program.


Book Review by Aarene Storms: Viva Jacquelina!

Viva Jacquelina! by L.A. Meyer 

The irrepressible Jacky Faber is pressed into service yet again for British Intelligence ... this time, in Spain and Portugal. She charms her way into the household of the artist Francisco Goya, participates in the running of the bulls, and collects secret information during trips to the palace in Madrid.

But when the Spanish Inquisition shows up (who expected THAT?!), Jacky hits the road again, cavorting with Romani (gypsies) as she heads towards the relative safety of the harbor in Gibralter. And from there ... well, that will be the next book!

Fans of the series will love Jacky's typical madcap adventures as she rubs shoulders with famous figures from history and literature. Some cussing, some bloodshed, and a few sexual close-calls. I look forward to hearing the audiobook version, recorded as always by Katherine Kellgren. Recommended ages 13 to adult.

The events may not have happened; still, the story is true. --R. Silvern

Aarene Storms, youth services librarian
Richmond Beach and Lake Forest Park Libraries, KCLS


College Internet outage planned for April 6

The Shoreline Community College website and all other Internet connectivity from the campus will be down from 9-11am, Saturday, April 6.

The outage is required while work is done to reroute some fiber optic cable on campus. The work will strengthen the campus technology infrastructure. While the outage is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. and end no later than 11 a.m., service may be restored sooner.

During the outage, anything that relies on an Internet connection from the campus will be unavailable, including college e-mail. Both and e-mail addresses will be affected.

Shoreline uses a number of services that are hosted off-campus such as the Canvas and Blackboard learning management systems and various blogs. Those off-campus hosted services will be available, although they will not be accessible through the college website during the outage.


Seattle Storytellers Friday Apr 5 in north Seattle

A hot cup of coffee
and good stories
Come journey to magical worlds as storytellers weave tales, both personal and traditional, to capture your imagination!

Both listeners and tellers are invited to Seattle Storytellers Guild’s free, welcoming Story Swap Friday, April 5th from 7-9 pm at the Bridge Coffee House.

Everyone is invited to tell a story for adults of approximately 5-8 minutes. Host Cynthia Westby can be contacted with questions. The Bridge Coffee House is located at 2150 North 122nd Street, Seattle, WA  98133. Coffee and snacks are available for purchase.

The Seattle Storytellers Guild is a nonprofit organization of tellers and story enthusiasts who actively promote the art of storytelling. Storytellers of all levels and interests are welcome.


Special game day Sounder trains this season

Take the train to the game

Shoreline and Lake Forest Park residents would take the Everett to Seattle train from the Edmonds station, near the ferry dock in Edmonds.

Sounder trains will serve weekend Mariners and Sounders FC daytime games

Seattle Mariners and Sounders FC fans can leave gridlock behind and take Sound Transit's popular Sounder commuter rail trains to weekend day games this season. Special Sounder service will operate in addition to regular Link light rail service to and from the stadiums. 

Sound Transit will run special Sounder trains to three Sounders FC events beginning Saturday, April 13 through Saturday, July 20. Game day trains will serve 12 Mariners games beginning Sunday, April 14 through Sunday, Aug. 25.

Inbound trains from the north will depart Everett at 11:15 a.m. Return trains depart King Street Station 35 minutes after the games are over.

Complete game day Sounder train schedules.

Link's Stadium Station is a half block from Century Link Field and Safeco Field. 

Regular fares will apply for all Sound Transit services. ORCA and all standing transit passes will be accepted. Getting an ORCA card is a great way to skip lines at ticket vending machines. Cards only cost $5 for adults, plus whatever amount a rider chooses to load in the card's E-Purse or the cost of a pass that is good for unlimited transit trips. ORCA works on trains, buses and ferries throughout the region. More information.


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Shorecrest, Shorewood play to 2-2 soccer tie Friday

Jonathan Coon, Morgan West and Ryan Vanderveen battle for control of the ball
in the Shorewood - Shorecrest varsity game
Photo by Barb Swan

The Shorecrest and Shorewood soccer teams played to a 2-2 tie Friday at Shoreline Stadium.

Everything was set beautifully for another battle between the two Shoreline schools. Shorecrest came out with tons of energy and enthusiasm. In the first half, the Scots out-shot Shorewood and went into the break up 1-0 with a goal from Alex Day.

Shorewood adjusted some and was able to equalize in the 56th minute with a goal by Danny Han off an assist from Dawda Dibba. Four minutes later, Dawda was taken down from behind in the box and Anthony Pepe scored the penalty kick for a 2-1 Shorewood lead.

Shorecrest Senior Axel Wickstrom moves toward the goal
in the SW SC varsity game
Photo by Barb Swan 

With about 9 minutes left, Alex Day attacked into the box, laid off a pass and received the ball back on a classic give and go and finished for his second goal to tie the game.

Both teams had chances in overtime, but no one scored.

Sam Schoeber was in goal for Shorecrest and Calvin Crawford for Shorewood. Shorewood is 1-1-1 in league and 3-1-1 overall. Shorecrest is 1-0-2 in league and 3-1-2 overall.

Earlier in the week, Shorewood had a 5-1 home victory over Mountlake Terrace Tuesday. In Shorewood's win over Terrace, Dibba scored three goals. The Shorewood junior varsity defeated Mountlake Terrace 3-0 Tuesday, giving the Thunderbird JVs a 2-0, 3-1 record going into their Friday game with Shorecrest (2-0-1, 4-0-1).

 In the JV Match Shorecrest’s Cory Stever and Theo Frare-Davis
(Can someone identify the high-kicking SW player?)
Photo by Barb Swan


Shcr -- Alex Day (Chris Iacolucci) 48:00
Shwo -- Daniel Han (Dawda Dibba) 56:00
Shwo -- Anthony Pepe Penalty kick
Shcr -- Alex Day (Chris Iacolucci) 73:00

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