Join “Shoreline Walks” at Einstein School this Wednesday at 7pm

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The weather looks great for our next walk!  Join walk leader Paul Timo this Wednesday, May 1st at 7:00pm at the Einstein Middle School track, (19343 4rd Ave. NW)  for a special after dinner meditative walk on the track.

Paul will lead everyone on some ways to help us clear our minds and relax while walking peacefully along the track. Those looking to be more conversational are welcome to join as well, of course.  This walk is fully accessible and is perfect for all ages and abilities. Sorry, no pets allowed on the track. Walk as much as you like, enjoy the spring evening air and relax. 

The free group walk is part of the City of Shoreline’s “Shoreline Walks” program. More information on Shoreline Walks  

Wednesday, May 1, 7:00pm     FREE
Einstein School Track Meditative Walk
Take a moment to reflect inwardly while walking at the Einstein Middle School Track.
Walk Rating: Easy
Meet at: Albert Einstein Middle School, 19343 3rd Ave NW.


Book Review by Aarene Storms: Field and Stream Outdoor Survival Guide

Field and Stream Outdoor Survival Guide: survival skills you need by T. Edward Nickens and the editors of Field and Stream magazine

Whether you want to be able to start a fire with or without a match, avoid bear attacks, signal for help using a mirror or a smokey fire or a pile of clothing, or you just want to know which bugs and snakes are edible (scorpions=yummy!), this practical, easy-to-read guide offers common sense and ingenius solutions to survival situations in the wilderness. There are lists of things to stuff into your pockets before you head out (a ball of shredded duct tape makes excellent fire tinder--wrap tape around a tongue depresser and use the wood chunks in your fire), equipment you can make part of your standard apparal (replace your boot laces with 550 parachute cord, and you can take apart the cord to produce nearly 25 feet of cord rated to 50 pounds!), and new uses for equipment you never leave home without (like your pocket knife and your cell phone).

I admit to being kind of a "survival guide geek", but even by my standards, this is a terrific book. The pictures are clear, the instructions are easy to follow (and remember), and the authors are authorities on getting into trouble and getting back out again. At $9.99, this would make an outstanding practical and fun gift for the survivalist or Katniss-wannabee on your holiday list.

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


Shorecrest's Mara Childs appointed as student rep on State Board of Education

Shorecrest student Mara Childs
appointed to State Board of Education
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

Shorecrest High School sophomore Mara Childs has been appointed to a two-year-term on the Washington State Board of Education as the Student Representative from western Washington. 

In this capacity, she is responsible for representing student opinion and input from all levels of public education. 

In applying for the position, Childs was asked to write an essay about her knowledge of and qualifications for the position, and fill out a basic achievement application (GPA, Awards, etc.). After being selected as a finalist, she went to Olympia to make a presentation on a current educational issue, be interviewed by members of the current board, and participate in a group discussion.

Her activities at Shorecrest include serving as a sophomore class senator, Key Club president, varsity girls swimming, varsity girls water polo, juror for the Shoreline/LFP Youth Court, the Chansons Vocal Ensemble, and Viva Voce Chorale.


Historical Hike on the Lime Kiln Trail this Saturday

Join us on a hearty hike through the Lime Kiln Trail in Granite Falls this Saturday, May 4th at 8:00am.  The six mile hike explores the mossy forests, meandering trails and hidden artifacts along the old railroad and logging roads on the way to the Lime Kiln.

The trail was recently constructed in the Robe Canyon Historical Park and is an excellent hiking option for adults of all ages who are steady on their feet and looking for a great workout. Signs at the trailhead and along the trail tell the story of the railroad built in 1892 that serviced the mines and logging industry in the early part of the century. The 20 foot Lime Kiln, located at the end of the trail, was used to cook limestone and remains with many artifacts of the era for viewing. The trail offers beautiful views of second growth forests, Robe Canyon and the Stillaguamish River, which should be roaring this time of year.  This trip is offered through the Shoreline Parks and Recreation Department.

Cost for the hike is $34 and includes transportation and a trip leader to guide you through the trails.  Pre-registration is required, we’ll meet at the Spartan Recreation Center at 8:00am. Sign up through Shoreline Parks and Recreation at 206-801-2600 or online (course barcode #64221)


Shoreline Knitters are creating a quilt for a Sandy Hook sibling

Shoreline Knitters are quilting
Photo by Sis Polin

Shoreline Knitters are busy knitting hats and mittens for our community needs and participating in a Love Quilt for a Sandy Hook Sibling Survivor. The group is working on a felted quilt designed by one of our own Shoreline Knitters, Afia Christine Menke. The quilt will go to Daniel Barden’s 10 year old sister, Natalie Barden.

Donation bin at Haggen's
Photo by Sis Polin

Shoreline Knitters meet every Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 in the Haggens Café. Newcomers welcome. Drop off boxes for knitted hats and mittens are at Shoreline City Hall and Haggens.

Questions about knitted items, contact Sis Polin.


Ready to Eat Food at the LFP Farmers Market

The Lake Forest Park Farmers Market is just around the corner. It opens on Sunday, May 12—Mother’s Day and will be held on the lower level of Lake Forest Park Town Center mall.

Plan on filling your shopping bag with fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and wine. Then, if cooking seems too much try the selection of ready to eat food.

Try lunch or take home dinner from any of these great food vendors.
Patty Pan vegetarian tamales

Patty Pan sells vegetarian tamales with homemade salsa, as grilled vegetable quesadillas. The ingredients change with the seasons. The ingredients come from local farmers and many of the ingredients come from the market.

Uncle Eyal's - Ready to eat Falafel, made with romaine, tomatoes, red onions, cucumber, tahini dressing, and hummus wrapped in soft flat bread. Great hummus, baba ghanoush, tahini dressing, and several other tasty condiments to take home to enliven your meals.

Drummin Up Wontons – These wantons are new this year. You must try them. The variety of the wantons includes both sweet and savory treats. Imagine if you can a crab ragoon wontons, or spinach artichoke wontons. On the sweet side get ready to try apple delight, or s’mores wontons. Eat on site or take home for a special treat.

Crepe Master - These individual made to order crapes are sweet and savory. Try a Nutella crepe, or a berry one. A market favorite!

Lilli Pilli macaroons
Snacking is a part time hobby for many visitors at the market. Tasting as you walk around the market is part of the market charm. All of these items are locally sourced and tempting.

Lilli Pilli - French Macaroons Yes Macaroons at the Farmers Market. These delightful confections are perfect. Try one and see how they taste and you will be coming back for more.

Classic Kettle Corn – a market classic. This amazing popcorn comes in lots of great flavors. You can stop by the booth and get a sample—then buy yourself a great tasting market favorite.

Sweet Asylum cheesecakes
Sweet Asylum -- Did you know the Petite Cheesecakes are only available at Farmers Markets. These delicious creations are made fresh and from the best ingredients. Whenever the baker can, she uses farmers market fruits and other local ingredients. 

Social Parlor Ice Cream- handmade ice creams and sorbets Somewhere in Lake Forest Park an ice cream maker is getting her ice creams ready for the market. Social Parlor is a locally sourced and locally made and tasty indeed.


Shorewood soccer victory over Shorecrest gives T-Birds Wesco 3A South lead

Shorewood’s Alex Payton hangs high in the air
after getting off a kick with Shorecrest’s number four,
Alex Chang, attempting to block.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Shorewood defeated Shorecrest in a 2-1 Monday soccer game.

Shorewood's victory gives the Thunderbirds a 10-1-1 Wesco 3A record (12-1-1 overall) and sole possession of first place. A Shorewood victory or tie against Meadowdale at Edmonds Stadium Wednesday would clinch first place for the T-birds, as would a loss or tie by second place Glacier Peak.

Shorecrest ‘s Morgan West heads the ball which was deflected to
team mate Alex Day who scored the game’s first goal
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Second-place Glacier Peak has a 9-2-1 Wesco 3A record (9-5-1 overall) going into a Wednesday match at Everett.

The match was another classic meeting between two of the strongest teams in Wesco 3A.  Shorewood hosted Shorecrest on Shorewood's Senior Night. 

Thunderbird Dawda Dibba and Scots’ Alex Chang
battle for the ball on the sideline.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

The scoring opened in the first half with a brilliant setup pass by Axel Wickstrom to Alex Day who finished it off in the 16th minute for a 1-0 Shorecrest lead that held into halftime.

Shorecrest forward Chris Iacolucci and Shorewood’s Anthony Pepe,
number 16, look to control the ball.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

In the second half Shorewood equaled the score. It started with a corner kick that was finished by Justin Collins at the 55th minute. With 6 minutes remaining Dawda Dibba took a free kick from just outside the left corner of the penalty box to the near post. It bounced out and was finished on the rebound by Kevin Price to give Shorewood a 2-1 lead.

Thunderbird Danny Han shields the ball.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Shorecrest countered with a couple very strong attempts, but they were unable to get past Calvin Crawford and his defense.  Final score Shorewood 2 and Shorecrest 1.

Shorewood’s Nathan Boyd sets up to pass the ball
as Shorecrest’s Alex Ramsey defends.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Sam Schober was in goal for Shorecrest who is now 7-2-3 in league and 9-3-3 overall. Calvin Crawford was in goal for Shorewood who is 10-1-1 in league and 12-1-1 overall.


Shorewood starts district tournament play with home game Saturday after victories over Oak Harbor Monday and Marysville-Pilchuck Tuesday

The Shorewood baseball team opens Northwest District 3A tournament play at home Saturday after the team ended its two-game losing streak with a Monday victory at Oak Harbor and a Tuesday home victory over Marysville-Pilchuck.

Shorewood will go into the tournament as the No. 1 Western Conference 3A South team with a 15-2 Wesco 3A record (18-2 overall).

Shorewood defeated Wesco 3A North No. 2 Oak Harbor, 7-2, Monday at Oak Harbor High School.

The T-birds defeated Wesco 3A North No. 1 Marysville-Pilchuck 3-0 Tuesday evening at Shorewood’s home Meridian Park Fields.

As the Wesco 3A South No. 1 team, Shorewood will open district tournament play with a home game Saturday at 2 p.m. against Stanwood (7-10, 7-13), which clinched the final spot in the tournament by winning Monday and Tuesday while Marysville Getchell lost both days.

In Shorewood’s victory at Oak Harbor Monday, starting pitcher Sam Boone pitched a complete game to improve his season record to 8-0, and struck out eight, Teammate Cameron Sterne hit a double, and Spencer Jacobs batted 3 for 3.

Shorewood had lost a Friday home game to Meadowdale, 5-2.

The Shorewood junior varsity won a 6-1 game at Meadowdale Friday and lost a 6-1 home game to Oak Harbor Monday to take a 13-3 Wesco 3A record (15-4 overall) into its final game Tuesday at Marysville-Pilchuck.
Meadowdale 5, Shorewood 2

At Meridian Park Fields, Friday, April 26
Meadowdale-- 023 000 0--5 8 0

Shorewood---- 101 000 0--2 7 0

MD: Moises Valadez, Reid Naughtin (6), Colin Costello (7) and Brian Marty. Riley O'Brien, Cole McKisson (2),

SW: Ben Tracey (3) and Jake Bockelie.
Shorewood 7, Oak Harbor 3
At Oak Harbor High School, Monday, April 29

Shorewood--- 041 200 0--7 13 2
Oak Harbor-- 000 003 1--3  7  3

SW: Sam Boone and Jake Bockelie.

OH: Richter, Schroeder (3) and Maletto.


Shoreline Community College names Jason Shaw as "Baseball Player of the Week"

Jason Shaw threw a 7 hit game
Photo by Wilson Tsoi

Shaw, a sophomore from Lynnwood High School in Lynnwood, WA, tossed a complete game 7 hitter on Sunday against the #8th ranked team in the NWAACC, Edmonds Community College, as the Dolphins split a four game series with EDCC and put themselves in contention for a playoff spot in the NWAACC Northern Region for the first time in many years.

Jason pitched 9 innings, allowed 7 hits, with 7 strikeouts, 3 walks and one earned run in the 5-1 SCC win. Shaw moved his season record to 7-1 and lowered his ERA to 1.92. The 7 wins ties him with 3 others for the most wins in the NWAACC and he is in the top 20 (17) in ERA.

SCC faces Skagit Valley College this weekend in a crucial NWAACC Northern Region series for both teams, as SVC is in 4th place in the region, with SCC one game behind them, tied for 5th with Bellevue College. The top four teams in the region go to the Northern Region tournament. SCC is 18-16 overall, 6-10 in the region. SVC will come into the series with a 16-14 record and 7-9 in the region. Douglas College is in 3rd place, 8-8 in region and within 2 games of SCC.


SCC men's tennis defeats Spokane on road trip, women's team still winless

Shota Murai
Photo by Wilson Tsoi
The Shoreline Community College Tennis teams traveled to Spokane, WA and Ontario, OR over the weekend to compete in matches, the SCC Men's Team won their match over the CCs of Spokane but dropped two other matches and the SCC Women's Team remained winless on the season, losing to Spokane and Treasure Valley CC.

The SCC Men's Team defeated the Community College of Spokane on Thursday 5-4. SCC was helped by two forfeits due to Spokane injuries. SCC won at #1, #3 and #6 singles (#6 by default) and at #1 and #3 doubles (#3 by default). Yassar Khan at #1 singles and Dylan Vickers at $3 singes picked up wins, while Khan and partner Shota Murai won at #1 Doubles. 

The SCC Women's Team, with only four players, lost 9-0 to the CCs of Spokane, defaulting in 3 matches due to the lack of players. Sami Towne, SCC #1 player, lost 6-4 in the opening set of her match, but otherwise, SCC was dominated in the match.

Elise Brady
Photo by Wilson Tsoi

At Treasure Valley Community College on Saturday, the SCC's Men's Team lost 6-3, as Khan and Richard Rosavoc (#4 singles) picked up singles victories and Khan and Murai picked up the win at #1 doubles. The SCC Women's Team lost 7-0, with the #2 Doubles Team of Elise Brady and Lan Zhang putting up the best fight, dropping a 6-2, 6-3 match. 

Also on Saturday, the SCC Men's Team lost a second match to the College Idaho, 6-3. As Yassar Khan and Shota Murai proved all of the victories for SCC, winning at #1 and #2 singles and #1 doubles. 

The SCC Men's Team is now 2-4 on the season, while the women's team is 0-5. SCC plays at home on Saturday against Treasure Valley Community College and finishes the regular season on Sunday as the women host Bellevue and the men's team plays the U. of Washington Club Team at the UW.


SCC Baseball vs Edmonds CC in pictures now on Facebook

Typical sports action shot by Wilson Tsoi
now on Facebook

The SCC Baseball Team vs Edmonds Community College in pictures is now on Facebook. 

Go to: SCC Athletic Facebook Page – SCC Baseball Vs Edmonds CC to see all the great shots by Wilson Tsoi, SCC Athletic Photographer.


Laugh track: 3 comedians in benefit for Shorecrest Track & Field

Monday, April 29, 2013

Three of this nation's top comedians will join forces this coming Sunday, May 5th at 7pm at the Shoreline Center for the 2nd Annual Stand Up Benefit for Shorecrest Track and Field. Tickets cost an absurdly low $10 and will be available at the door! The show is appropriate for everyone.

The three comedians donating their time are:

David Crowe.  David has appeared on Comedy Central and had his own one hour special on Showtime.  He has headlined clubs in Scotland, Holland, England and South Africa and is the only man to win both the San Francisco and Seattle International Comedy Competitions.

Kermet Apio.  This Montlake Terrace resident has also appeared on Comedy Central and won the prestigious Great American Laugh Off.  Kermet appears regularly in concert with Brian Regan and recently headlined in Hong Kong.

Brad Upton.  This LFP resident is a past winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and tours regularly with the legendary Johnny Mathis and Joan Rivers.  Last month he headlined comedy clubs in Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau and has toured three times in Australia. He also spends his springtimes coaching the hurdlers at Shorecrest .... which is how he was able to talk these great comics into appearing on this bill!


Shoreline artist offers one day painting class - How to use photos in your paintings

Boeing Creek - painting by Paul Lewing

Shoreline artist Paul Lewing will be offering a one day painting class in his studio Saturday May 18th, 10 am- 4 pm. It will be on “How to Use Photos in Your Paintings”.

We will explore how to shoot, manipulate and combine photographs as source material for original art work. Artists (adult or high school) in any medium and all skill levels are welcome.

Photograph of Boeing Creek upon which
 Paul Lewing based his painting
Photo by Paul Lewing

The cost is $90 and the class will include a follow-up critique at a later time, to be determined by the students’ schedules.

It will be held in Paul’s studio at 105 N 200th St, Shoreline, 98133.  For more details, contact Paul at 206-801-7332.


Ridgecrest gardening information and plant exchange

The Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association's 

14th Annual Free Garden Program, Plant Exchange
and Gardening Information Fair

Tuesday, May 14, 2012
6:00 – 9:00pm
Bethel Lutheran Church, Basement
17418 8th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 

6:00 - 7:00pm    Plant Exchange, Native Plant Sale and Table Displays

Pot up your extra plants and bring them to trade with others. Fruits and veggies, flowers and shrubs – anything you have extras of, or need to thin or divide.

Information tables staffed by local garden experts - ask your gardening questions. Items for purchase, demonstrations, drawings and give-aways. Native trees and shrubs for sale by the Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association. Proceeds benefit neighborhood projects.

7:00 - 7:10pm    Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association Board Election

7:15 - 8:30pm    Keynote Speakers:

Christine Southwick
Shoreline’s Community Wildlife Habitat Team Leader:
“How to Make Your Garden a Sanctuary for Both You and Our Native Birds”

Dr. Afia Menke and Judy Griesel from Diggin’ Shoreline:
“Simply Beautiful Gardening”   

For more information contact Patty Hale 206-365-8596


Non-stop fun at Richmond Beach Celebration

Four Great Events in one Lively Neighborhood

Photo by Drew Delgado

Saturday, May 11, noon to 5:00 p.m. 
Richmond Beach Community Park 
Next to the library at 2201 NW 197th Street 
Sponsored by Richmond Beach Community Association
and City of Shoreline 

Sensational Entertainment 

Five! (5!) outstanding bands from in and around Shoreline will keep the music comin' all afternoon at the Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival, Saturday, May 11, on the famed Showmobile stage. 

Noon: The illustrious Portage Bay Big Band, the area's hardest working band and a huge festival fan favorite, returns to Richmond Beach with all the classic big band tunes, played the way they were meant to be played! Dancing welcome! 

1:00 p.m.: We're privileged to have the Scott Lindenmuth Trio come down from Edmonds. Guitarist Lindenmuth has been one of the Pacific Northwest's greatest instrumentalists across of number of genres for many years, but it's this jazz-rock fusion group that is most famous. Prepare for a great sonic adventure! 

2:00 p.m.: Pianist Ashley Durant is a bright new local star. She and her group, the Delta Beat, play the blues, boogie woogie and a touch of zydeco to keep things jumpin'! 

3:00 p.m.: Richmond Beach natives Quarter Past 8 return with their delightful classic rock. This group, featuring award-winning songwriter Cat Henderson, is celebrating a new CD release! 

4:00 p.m.: Call the Wiretappers classic country, dancehall honky-tonk, juke joint music, Western Swing, bluegrass or what-you-will, they're the most fun to be had on strings for a hund'erd miles. 

The best outdoor sound on the planet will once again be provided by Point Source. Entertainment at the Strawberry Festival is supported by a Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Community Project Award and made possible by the generosity of the artists themselves. 

Fabulous Food

If the entertainment doesn’t whet your appetite, the food offerings will certainly get you salivating! All the food vendors are from the Richmond Beach area to give you a taste of their specialties. 

Richmond Beach Community Association: RBCA will be featuring its signature Strawberry Shortcake (freshly baked shortcake from Edmonds Bakery and fresh, juicy strawberries smothered in whipped cream), along with a variety of beverage choices, including Italian sodas, and candy. 

Jinju Korean Restaurant: Owner of the former Pizza Mia restaurant, Mickey Min, remodeled and reopened the restaurant around the first of the year with a new cuisine. She will be introducing guests to Korean fare, including Bulgogi (thinly sliced beef rib eye marinated in Bulgogi sauce) and Bibimbap (rice topped with assorted vegetables, meat and egg). Be adventuresome—it’s delicious! 

Full Moon Thai Cuisine: Full Moon is back again with its ever popular Pud Thai Noodles, Deep Fried Veggie Spring Rolls, Fresh Veggie Salad Rolls and many other traditional Thai dishes to tantalize your taste buds. 

Flying Dragon Chinese Cuisine: If it’s Chinese food you crave, try some of Flying Dragon’s BBQ Pork Buns, Crab Rangoon or General Tao’s Chicken. You won’t be disappointed! 

Puerto Bonito Mexican Restaurant: For those hungering after something other than Asian food, head south of the border for the best Mexican cuisine around, including Arros con Pollo, Steak Mexicano and Chicken Carnitas. New to the area, Puerto Bonito prides itself on good food and friendly service. 


Activities for kids include face painting, art projects, a chalk mural on the east wall of the park, field games, a bounce house and an inflatable maze. And, of course, there is always the playground! 

Representatives from the Shoreline Police Department will be present with equipment to explore and other kid-friendly activities. 

Get an up-close look at fire and emergency medical vehicles, safety demonstrations and a visit with Sable the Safety Dog courtesy of Shoreline Fire Department. 

A walking tour of historic Richmond Beach led by Vicky Stiles of the Shoreline Historical Museum will begin at 1:00 p.m. Meet in front of the library. 

The City of Shoreline will present general City information for the public. 

Save Richmond Beach will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about Point Wells. 

Sign up for tickets to the second annual 4-Corners Brewfest hosted by on Saturday, August 10, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Innis Arden Clubhouse. 

See this site for details on the special strawberry plant treasures hidden at various event locations. 

Don’t miss a minute of the fun! For more information, contact Sheri Ashleman

Friday, May 10, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday, May 11, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW 
Sponsored by Friends of the Richmond Beach Library 

Friends of the Richmond Beach Library will be hosting its 47th annual Art Show at the Richmond Beach Library. Features handcrafted items including jewelry, textiles, ceramics, photography and original art. Come meet local artists on Friday night to quartet music provided by Shorewood High School. For more information, contact Julie Vaughn at 321-1934 or Richmond Beach Library at 546-3522. 

Saturday, May 11 
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Richmond Beach Rehab, 19235 15th Avenue NW 
Sponsored by Richmond Beach Rehab 

Richmond Beach Rehab will be hosting its annual Classic Car Show. Friends, neighbors and car enthusiasts are invited to visit the rehab to view one of the best displays of cars of yesteryear around. Enjoy live music by The Gentlemen Callers (classic rock) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For general information, contact Sandi Sweeters at 546-2666 or visit this website. For Car Show information, contact Ken Morken at 782-7171. 

Friday, May 10, to Sunday, May 12 
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
20312 15th Avenue NW 
Sponsored by Kruckeberg Botanic Garden 

The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden will be hosting its 26th Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale. Held each year since 1987, the Garden’s spring sale features a wide selection of native plants and unusual exotics that are well suited for northwest gardens. Enjoy free tours of the Garden, family activities and container gardening seminars. For more information, see Kruckeberg.


Due to limited parking at the event sites, off-site parking and shuttle service to all four events will be available on Saturday, May 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Richmond Beach Congregational Church located at 1512 NW 195th. Guests are encouraged to use the shuttle to reduce impact on the neighborhood. Richmond Beach residents are encouraged to walk or carpool, if possible. Visit the website for details or follow the signs which will be posted.


Mark your calendar for the Annual Richmond Beach Community Garage Sale

Annual Richmond Beach Community Garage Sale - May 18th from 9am to 4pm. Multiple sales throughout the community (west of 8th Ave NW, between Innis Arden and NW 205th St).

From Aurora Ave N. head west on 185th St. Maps will be available at the Richmond Beach Coffee Company, 1442 NW Richmond Beach Rd, on the day of the sale.


Local educator publishes collection of personal essays

꿈꾸는 청춘: A Gift of Dream, Love, and Work
by local writer Julie Kang

꿈꾸는 청춘: A Gift of Dream, Love, and Work is the second published collection of essays from Dr. Julie Kang’s journals from her teens, twenties, and thirties. 

Growing up as an immigrant girl from a single parent home, three strikes were against Kang’s personal identity. However, with the guidance of excellent and caring teachers, Kang was able to succeed through education. While her mother could not come to school because she worked 12 plus hours to make ends meet without government support, hard work and big dreams defined and shaped Julie’s professional identity as an educator. By sharing her personal and professional experiences during her teens, twenties, and thirties, she hopes to plant seeds of hope and dream to our young immigrant students as they pursue education, love, and professional careers.

This book is also about the intersection of gender, race, class and age. As a Korean American woman, being a wife, daughter, mother defines and intertwines with Kang’s professional identity as a teacher, former chair of the first Korean American community bank, and now as a board member of the Dale Turner Y. Being a teacher of color, it’s no coincidence that her passion around equity and excellence in education focus more heavily on Title, Learning Assistance, and English Language Learner Programs. Through community outreach work, Kang hopes to represent the voices of the voiceless and empower students and parents.

“As a 1.5 Korean American, we are in a unique situation to bridge the gap between the first generation and the second generation. However, this can happen more effectively when the communication is not hindered by limited languages -- meaning that the first generation should learn English to stay engaged in the local and state community while the second generation children should learn or maintain their heritage languages. Because I believe in maintaining heritage language and honor funds of knowledge, this book is first being published in Korean.” 

Julie Kang will speak at
Third Place Books
on May 26, 4pm
Using her personal experiences as a foundation, Kang has implemented the Biliteracy Project in the Shoreline School District. She empowers ELL and immigrant students to maintain their bilingualism because languages are assets and will lead to additional opportunities not available to monolingual students. She also collaborates with immigrant families and encourages them to maintain their heritage languages at home.

Kang’s family foundation, The Sonshine Foundation, donated the publication cost and all of the proceeds from the book sales will be donated to the United Seattle Korean School to support Korean language, culture, and history education.

Kang has planned two book signing events in our community. The first one will be at the Lynnwood Embassy Suite Hotel on May 5th at 5pm in Korean and the last event will be at Third Place Books on May 26th at 4pm. Her book is the first Korean language book published at the Third Place Press in the Third Place Books.

Julie Kang, Ph.D., NBCT, is a Parent Academic Liaison, working with the Title/LAP/ELL Programs.


County Council adopts Dembowski amendments to parks levy

The parks levy sent to the August ballot Monday by the Metropolitan King Council included amendments from Councilmember Rod Dembowski to increase transparency of the levy and further the partnerships with our region’s cities.

“Voters need to see how their tax dollars are put to use. These amendments ensure greater transparency while strengthening our partnerships with cities throughout King County,” said Dembowski, a member of the Council’s Government Accountability and Oversight Committee. “I believe they make for a stronger parks proposal over the long term.” 

One of the amendments adopted as part of the proposed parks levy increases the frequency of the Parks Levy Citizens Oversight Board’s report from biennial to annual, to make the levy more transparent and responsive to changing needs. The amendment also requires that in addition to the King County Executive and the King County Council, the report would be delivered to the Regional Policy Committee (RPC). Reporting to the RPC ensures inclusion of cities throughout the region in the annual reporting process.
“I thank Councilmembers Dembowski and Hague for sponsoring this amendment to increase transparency and involvement of cities in King County in the regional parks levy,” said Renton Mayor Denis Law, President of the Sound Cities Association. “This amendment helps ensure that our cities and residents have a better understanding of the costs and benefits of this levy.”

Councilmember Dembowski also co-sponsored an amendment with Councilmembers Kathy Lambert and Reagan Dunn, requiring annual reporting on progress and maintenance of the system, including reporting on noxious weed control.
Addressing this amendment, Kenmore Mayor David Baker stated “This amendment will ensure additional, appropriate focus on maintenance needs at King County Parks, including the Burke-Gilman Trail.”

The Metropolitan King County Council today approved sending to the ballot a six-year levy proposal to raise revenue for the maintenance and operations of the County’s regional park and trail system, as well as funding for local city parks and the Woodland Park Zoo. If approved by voters, the proposed levy would replace two voter approved measures set to expire at the end of 2013.

Read more about this legislation on the King County Council’s LEGISEARCH system and type in “2013-0112”

Follow the Council’s deliberations through Facebook and Twitter by signing up through the King County Council website.


Director of Teacher Professional Practice and Evaluation

Anzara Miller
Anzara Miller has been selected as Director of Teacher Professional Practice and Evaluation, Superintendent Sue Walker announced. The appointment is subject to the approval of the Shoreline School Board.

This is a new position, with the director providing leadership and oversight to the Washington State Teacher Evaluation System, including teacher development using the Danielson Instructional Framework. In this role, the director leads and oversees collaborative processes such as professional learning communities and tiered intervention systems that affect student growth in the classroom. The position will be in place for four years to support the new teacher evaluation implementation process.

Anzara is currently the District professional development specialist and coordinator for Response to Intervention. In her professional development role she has been the lead Danielson trainer for the Shoreline teachers piloting the new system this year. She previously served as a technology integration specialist from 2007 to 2009 and taught Spanish at Einstein Middle School from 2004 to 2007.

She received her bachelor of arts degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana, master of arts in teaching from the University of Portland and administrative credential from Concordia University in Portland.


Executive Constantine on recommendation by NBA committee to deny the sale of franchise to Hansen group

King County Executive Dow Constantine commented on this afternoon’s committee decision to deny the sale of the Sacramento Kings basketball team to Seattle:

“I’m disappointed, but undeterred in our quest to bring NBA basketball back to the Pacific Northwest. Today’s decision doesn’t mean this effort is over. 
"From what I saw at the presentation in New York, Chris Hansen and his team have made the superior offer and the best pure business case for the NBA to return to Seattle. We have a documented fan and business base ready to step forward when the time comes. We are patient, but determined. 
"I look forward to continuing our work with the Hansen group to return NBA basketball to the major media market and loyal fans of Seattle, King County, and Washington State.”


Amber Alerts on your cell phone

From the Washington State Patrol

Washington citizens may have noticed in the last few months receiving AMBER Alerts on their cell phones as “emergency alerts.” Beginning January 1, 2013, the Wireless Emergency Alert System was launched nationally by the Department of Justice and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the Wireless Carrier industry.

There are three different alerts issued through the Wireless Emergency Alert system (also known as CMAS, Commercial Mobile Alerting System).

  • Presidential Alerts – Alerts issued by the President or designee
  • Imminent Threat Alerts – Alerts include severe man-made or natural disasters
  • AMBER Alerts

Users may “opt out” of AMBER alerts and Imminent Threat Alerts by contacting their wireless carrier or following the link below for individual carrier instructions for each device and how to turn it off.  Presidential Alerts cannot be opted out of. The public should be cautioned, however, that “opting out” of receiving an AMBER alert via the WEA will affect their ability to receive AMBER alerts when they are travelling outside their cell phone numbers “home” area. The WEA uses geographic locations of cell phone devices for notifications, not cell numbers. So anyone travelling through the area of an AMBER alert will receive the alert. These alerts are not text messages; instead they are point to point messages that are location driven.

Over the weekend, an AMBER Alert was sent using the CMAS system during the early morning hours. Although the Alert successfully led to the recovery of the endangered child, the WSP has received multiple complaints about the timing. It’s the WSP’s hope that people don’t “opt out” of these advisories that serve a very useful purpose in broadcasting important updates about abducted children and are committed to ensure CMAS is being used at an appropriate time of day to avoid citizens “opting out” of the CMAS program.

It’s important to remember that the reason for an AMBER Alert is to assist in the recovery of an abducted child believed to be in danger. Issuing an AMBER Alerts have assisted in the successful recovery of over 640 children from their abductors nationwide. That number includes this weekend’s successful recovery of Brayden Blasius who had been abducted from the state of Montana. He was located in Fife, WA and police there are giving full credit to the AMBER Alert system for the successful recovery.

For more information on WEA/CMAS alerts see this website.


Moody's confirms Shoreline Water District's Aa3 bond rating

Despite the challenges of higher operating expenses in recent years due to the rising cost of water, Shoreline Water District is pleased to announce that Moody's Investors Service has confirmed an ongoing Aa3 Bond Rating for our outstanding revenue bonds as of April 26, 2013.

According to Moody's, this confirmation is a direct reflection of Shoreline Water District's "stable residential customer base, strong finances, history of prudent and timely rate adjustments, as well as a low debt profile." Specific strengths identified by Moody's included:
  • Stable, wealthy customer base and participation in the vibrant Seattle area economy.
  • Adequate unrestricted liquidity and additional reserves restricted for capital improvements create strong net working capital position.
  • Proven willingness to raise water rates to manage financial position.
Shoreline Water District's staff is committed to being good stewards of our ratepayers' money, and has worked tirelessly to maintain a positive and stable financial condition. We believe our recent clean audit report and subsequent Aa3 Bond rating are a direct result of our strong financial policies, conservative budget planning, and diligent financial management.


SCC Baseball splits with Edmonds CC - in contention for Northern Region playoffs

Jason Shaw runs record to 7-1 on season
with 1.92 ERA.
Photo by Wilson Tsoi

The Shoreline Community College Baseball Team split a doubleheader with Edmonds Community College on Sunday at Meridian Park in Shoreline, WA, losing the first game 3-1 in extra innings and winning the second game 5-1. With the four game split against the #8 ranked team, EDCC, SCC moved into contention for the NWAACC Northern Region Playoffs.

Only 2 games separate 3rd place and 5th place in the region. Currently, Douglas College is in third place with a 8-8 region mark, Skagit Valley is in 4th place with a 7-9 record and SCC and Bellevue College are tied for 5th place with 6-10 records. The top four teams make the region playoffs. There are two more weekends left to the season, with each team in contention playing 8 more region games. SCC plays Skagit Valley this weekend and finishes the regular season with last place Olympic College.

Game 1: The game was a pitching duel between SCC's Nic Van Der Ven and Edmonds Kevin Sheets for 4 innings with neither team scoring. EDCC moved ahead in the top of the 5th with a single run. SCC tied it up in the bottom of the 7th (7 inning game) and had the winning run on second with 1 out and 3rd with two outs, but could not score. Edmonds scored two runs in the top of 8th to win the game as SCC could not answer in the bottom of the inning.

Game 2: SCC's Jason Shaw was dominant and ran his record for the year to 7-1. Shaw spread 7 hits over 9 innings and struckout 7 with 3 walks. The Dolphins pounded out 12 hits and scored three runs in the first two innings that Edmonds could not answer, with Josh Fitch leading the way with 3 hits including a double. Skyler Frasier and Mitch Hoveke added two hits each. Frasier had 2 RBIs and Hoveke scored two runs. 

SCC is now 18-16 overall and 6-10 in the NWAACC Northern Region. SCC travels to Skagit Valley College on Saturday to play the Cardinals at 1:00pm. The Dolphins return home on Sunday to play Skagit Valley at Meridian Park at 3:00pm.


Shoreline Track & Field Invitational dedicated to Bill Reynolds

Bill Reynolds, ATC and Don Dalziel at the Shoreline Invitational
on Saturday at Shoreline Stadium.
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

Bill Reynolds; ATC, was honored with the 2013 Shoreline Track and Field Invitational dedication.

Bill Reynolds has been part of the athletic community since he graduated from San Francisco State University in 1982.  He worked at Odessa Jr. College in Texas as their Athletic Trainer, then as the Athletic Trainer at the Sports Medicine Clinic here in Seattle. In 1983, Bill was also the Athletic Trainer at Blanchet High School and at Ingraham High School  In 1988 he became the owner of Harbor Square Sports Medicine in Edmonds and Waterfront Sports / Physical Therapy. 

In 1988, Bill joined the Shoreline School District and became the Athletic Trainer at both Shorewood and Shorecrest High Schools. In 2001, when the school district added an additional athletic trainer position, Bill’s focus was directed to the Shorewood T-Birds, where he currently remains in the same position. 

Bill is regularly seen at Shorewood football games, boys and girls basketball games and wrestling matches as well as soccer and track events here at Shoreline Stadium. He dedicates a great deal of time to treating and caring for athletes at Shorewood High School and all of the Shoreline School District.

 Bill, along with his wife Lois, spends time following their son Jesse’s athletic endeavors as he competes for Seattle Prep High School. 

Thank you, Bill for your 25 years of commitment and dedication to Shoreline student athletes.


Prizewinning poets enlivened poetry slam at North City Bistro

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Ely Barton and Rose McAlesse
at the North City Bistro
Photo by Devon Rickabaugh

By Devon Vose Rickabaugh

Three prizewinning poets from the slam poetry scene in Seattle enlivened The North City Bistro last Tuesday night with their hip-hop rhythms combined with fresh heartfelt performance poems. Rose McAleese, poet and filmmaker, said in order to be a slam poem the poem in must cry out to be performed. In addition the writing must be original, use no props, and follow a time limit. During the slams, 5 people in the audience judge the poem from 1 to 10 and the winner of that night is announced at the end of the evening.

In her first poem McAleese took her inspiration from Shakespeare: “I’m a Shakespeare nerd.” Lady Macbeth yells at Macbeth, “You want to divorce me. Fine you wish to divorce me. You silly crow, wingspan too short of raven, if not for me …. who will shine your blade?”

McAleese introduced her friends and fellow poets Ela Barton, poet, artist and Show Host who has formed an all age slam forum called Rain City Slam located on Capital Hill. And Raven Taylor who is a senior at Nova High School and currently working at Queer Youth Space, a non profit organization where she plans events.

Raven Taylor
18 year old poet
One of Ela Barton’s poems used a Scrabble game with points for each word to tell a story of struggle and suicide: “He found his language one tile at a time…His older brother Andrew gave him his first dictionary and said ‘this is your first weapon. Choose your words carefully.” As Rose McAleese said, “The word is more powerful than war.”

Eighteen year old Raven Taylor read “A List of Ten Things my Voice Sounds Like”: a little girl; all the pain that wasn’t good enough to sell; a white girl, that’s what they told me in middle school; a black girl trying to recite broken sentences, ghetto English, hand clapping on auto pilot…”

McAleese said that poets from Shoreline had joined the slam scene in the past and that she now has the pleasure to come out to Shoreline and “spread the word.” The Shoreline Public Library co-sponsored the slam along with the North City Bistro.


Shred your documents for charity

If you missed the last shredding event, you have another chance to get rid of those sensitive documents safely.

On Saturday May 4th, a mobile shredding unit, generously donated by Shred-It, will be at the QFC located at 145th and 15th NE on the Seattle side of the street, between the hours of 10am - 1pm.  

The event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life Shoreline /N. Seattle which will take place June 1st/2nd at Kings High School, 19302 Fremont Ave. N., Shoreline.  

Suggested donations are $3 for filled, large grocery bags, $5 for a file box, $10 for a garbage sack full of documents for shredding.

Help protect your identity and support an important cause at the same time! Cash or checks made out to American Cancer Society are welcome. For more information contact Celeste McArthur at 206-365-7345.


Harp to Heart

Celtic and concert harps together and voices raised in song - Saturday, May 11, 7pm in North Seattle, 12549 28th Ave NE, Seattle 98125.
$15 general admission.


Seattle Storytellers meet Friday

Coffee at The Bridge
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, May 3rd 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.


Run for office - candidate filing by mail starts Monday

Candidate filing for the August primary and November general election starts Monday.

The official filing dates are May 13-17, but candidates may file by mail if their declarations of candidacy arrive at the King County elections office in Renton April 29 through May 17.

In-person and on-line filing is open only during the official May 13-17 filing period.

County elections officials accept mail filings that arrive April 29 through May 10, but the filings don't become official and aren't public record until May 13.

Any filing for a paid position must include a filing fee equal to 1 percent of the annual salary or petitions signed by a number of registered voters equal to the number of dollars in the filing fee.

Elections officials do not accept mail filings that arrive by mail before April 29 or after May 17 regardless of postmark.

Here are filing fees for offices in this year’s election:

• King County Executive-- $2,093.87
• King County Sheriff-- $1,752.57
• Metropolitan King County Council-- $1,395.91
• Court of Appeals, Division 1, District 1-- $1,563.28
• Superior Court-- $1,488.31
• Seattle Port Commissioner (four positions)-- $60.00
• Lake Forest Park City Council (four positions)-- $72.00
• Shoreline City Council (four positions)-- $84.00
• Shoreline School Board (two positions)-- $0.00
• Shoreline Fire District (two positions)-- $0.00
• Northshore Fire District (two positions)-- $0.00
• Lake Forest Park Water Commissioner-- $0.00
• Shoreline Water Commissioner-- $0.00
• Ronald Wastewater District (two positions)-- $0.00


Peak season ferry rates

Photo courtesy WSDOT

If you're planning to hop a ferry soon, remember that fare increases coincide with the peak season.

Beginning Wednesday, May 1 through Monday, Sept. 30, the Washington State Ferries 25 percent surcharge will be applied to full fare vehicle/driver ticketes (35 percent on the Anacortes/San Juan Island routes). It's the same as last year, and the seasonal surcharge helps pay for increased operation costs that come with increased traffic from May through September. Check out the fare information page for more details.


Shoreline City Council meeting Monday to decide on plastic bags

Shoreline City Council business meeting Monday, April 29, 7pm in Shoreline City Hall Council Chambers, 17500 Midvale Ave N.

The council will consider whether to ban stores from using plastic bags. Environmentalists have been pushing this issue hard for years, while the cities around us have enacted bans. Pet owners and others who have been reusing the bags say they will now have to buy bags. Some store owners don't want to lose the Seattle customers they gained when Seattle enacted their ban.


I’ve never – or rarely – ridden a bus…how do I ride a bus? - Part 2

Metro Transit serves Shoreline and Lake Forest Park

By Brian Doennebrink

You’ve planned your trip, and you’ve decided that you’re going to get to your bus by walking, bicycling, driving, or ? Here are some tips for each of the first three.

If walking:
  • Dress a bit warmer and ideally in lighter colors for traveling in the dark, as your path may take you to gusty areas. I encounter stiff headwinds on one street that I walk for about one-third of the way to a bus.
  • Consider whether you’ll carry an umbrella, wear a hat, and/or “go Seattle” (no headgear).
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Especially for dark conditions, be alert to any dangerous situations.

If driving:
  • If planning to park at a Park / Ride or Transit Center, most of these facilities fill up quickly, so arrive early.
  • At some facilities, some spaces are reserved for carpools, others for electric vehicles. At most if not facilities, there are spots for the disabled (with permit displayed).
  • Even if you find a spot, your walk may be longer than you expect.
When waiting for a bus:
  • At most Park / Rides or Transit Centers, riders queue up to get onto the bus.
  • Ensure that your route stops there, and that the bus is traveling in the direction that you wish to go. Example: a bus that’s ultimately heading south may be traveling northbound where you would catch it. The bus flag may have a current schedule; if so, it will indicate if that route stops there and when the estimated arrival time is.
  • Don’t assume that the bus will be on time or that it will stop. In downtown Seattle, for instance, buses don’t stop at every stop, they skip stops.
  • If you’re waiting at a stop out in the neighborhood, and particularly if it is dark, a flashlight or a cell phone, as well as lighter clothing, waving a newspaper, etc. can help the driver to see you. In lighter conditions, some movement indicating interest in that bus always helps, such as picking up your stuff and looking at the bus and driver.

Brian Doennebrink's other transportation articles can be found on the front page, first column under Features "Public Transit Choices".


Shorecrest, Shorewood soccer meet on Monday to be telecast live

Monday night at Shoreline Stadium, the first place Shorewood T-Birds boys soccer team hosts Shorecrest at 7:30pm with tournament seedings on the line.

Both teams have clinched berths in the Northwest District 3A tournament but both still are battling with Glacier Peak for the right to host a first-round game as the first- or second-seeded teams from the Western Conference 3A South.

Shorewood holds first with a 9-1-1 Wesco 3A record. The Thunderbirds can clinch the No. 1 Wesco 3A seeding with a victory over Shorecrest. Shorewood can clinch a first-round home game as at least the No. 2 seed with a tie.

Shorecrest’s 7-1-3 record puts the Scots in a tie with Glacier Peak’s 8-2-1 record, but Glacier Peak holds the No. 2 seed based on a 1-0-1 record against Shorecrest. A Shorecrest victory over Shorewood and a Glacier Peak victory over Mountlake Terrace (1-10-0) would create a three-way tie, with each team having one game left to play.

Shorewood goes into the Monday game after a 4-0 victory over Mountlake Terrace Wednesday at Edmonds Stadium. Matt Owen, Taj McChesney, Kabir Kahn and Dawda Dibba scored the four Shorewood goals. Danny Han, Dibba, Kevin Price and Kahn had assists. Goalkeepers Calvin Crawford and Kyle Crawford shared the shutout for Shorewood.

Shorecrest enters the Monday game with Shorewood following a 6-0 victory over Marysville Getchell Wednesday. Axel Wickstrom and Chris Iacolucci each scored two goals. Shorewood teammates Morgan West and Jin Jakubowski each scored one. Teammate Chris Iacolucci had three assists; Jakubowski and Alex Day each had one. Goalkeepers Sam Schober recorded the shutout.

Shorewood takes an 11-1-1 record into the game with Shorecrest (9-3-2).

The Shorewood junior varsity takes a 9-0-2 Wesco 3A record (10-1-2 overall into a 5:30 Monday game with Shorecrest (9-1-1, 11-1-1).

The Shorewood junior varsity defeated Mountlake Terrace 6-0 Wednesday after defeating Stanwood 4-0 Monday, April 22.

The Shorecrest JVs beat Marysville Getchell 3-0 Wednesday after defeating Glacier Peak 1-0 April 22.

The game will be aired live on Comcast Channel 26 / FIOS Channel 36 in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park by the Shorewood/Shorecrest Live Video Production Club. Joe Veyera will be stepping back into the announcing booth to join Frank Workman for the call of the game.

The game can also be seen through Live Streaming Video on Education TV.

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