Kate Larsson featured artist of Edmonds Arts Festival

Friday, May 31, 2013

Turtle Solo by Kate Larsson

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation presents the artwork of Kate Larsson, selected as the artist for the 2013 Edmonds Arts Festival marketing poster. The exhibit will open to the public on Monday, June 10 and continue through the Festival, June 14, 15 and 16 at the Frances Anderson Center.

From a successful career as a Marketing Executive Kate Larsson has taken her second career as an artist to levels many other artists would strive to equal. From her first solo exhibit in 1998 she now shows her work throughout Washington, Arizona, California, New Mexico, Oregon and Idaho. In addition she produces her art work on tiles, coasters, mouse pads and cutting boards to wholesale throughout the United States. This format has captured the interest of 17 other Northwest artists for whom she reproduces work.

English Still Life Indoor by Kate Larsson

Prior to selection as the artist for the 2013 Edmonds Arts Festival Poster, her work was selected as the poster art for Issaquah Salmon Days in 2011, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in 2012 and the Gig Harbor Garden Tour in 2012. She enjoys participation in a variety of fine arts festivals each year and you will find her and her artwork in one of the Artist Booths on the field at the 2013 Edmonds Arts Festival.

The EAF Museum is located in the Frances Anderson Center, Main Entrance - 700 Main Street, Edmonds. Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri 9 to 7, Sat – 10 to 1. For information call 425.771.1984.

More information about the programs of the EAF Foundation.


Sponsor of initiative to overturn Shoreline’s plastic-bag ban says signature gathering is key

By Evan Smith

A sponsor of the initiative to overturn Shoreline's ban on plastic shopping bags says that the key to passing the initiative is gathering signatures

Initiative sponsor Tom Jamieson said Thursday that he believes that if sponsors can get valid signatures from the required 15 percent of registered Shoreline voters by mid-July, the group can get the initiative passed.

Jamieson said that an advantage of the fairly high threshold for qualifying the initiative – the high threshold that I reported two days ago -- is that getting signatures from 15 percent of registered voters gets the measure close to enough supporters to pass the measure.

He added that potential signers often are confused because they think they are being asked to support a ban rather than a repeal of a ban, He said that many residents don't know that the City Council has passed the ban.

Jamieson said that the group needs signature gatherers and that he wants those signature gatherers to return the petitions by July 13. That way, the group can submit the petitions to City officials July 15, which, he said, would allow King County elections officials time to validate signatures in time for the Shoreline City Council to act or not act on the initiative in late July.

The Council can pass the initiative to repeal the ordinance or let it go to voters. If the Council sends a measure to the County elections department by Aug. 6, it can appear on the November ballot. If not, it could appear on the February ballot, but that would be costly to the City, which would bear the total cost of a special election, whereas it already shares the cost of the November election with the County, the School District and several special-purpose districts.

The ordinance, as passed by the Council, would take effect in February. It would have exceptions for wrappings around meat, fresh vegetables, fresh flowers and take-out food. It also would ban non-recyclable paper bags.


"Where's Gangnam?" Korean Arts & Culture Room at the Shoreline Arts Festival, June 29-30

Korean American Historical Society (KAHS) and United Seattle and Bellevue Korean Language School (USBKS) are jointly hosting a Korean arts and culture room during the 23rd Annual Shoreline Arts Festival on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 10-6 p.m. and June 30, 2013, from 10-5 p.m. at the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline.

Gangnam style dance is taking the world by storm, and K-Pop is receiving recognition in mainstream America. This is a wonderful phenomenon. People are taking notice of Korea and Korean culture, and we want to take this rare opportunity to showcase the breadth and depth of Korean culture. Korea has experienced many cultural changes and shifts over its long history, and we would like to exhibit the beauty, accessibility, and warmth, that may not be readily visible. 

Enjoy Korean American culture and arts in a safe, fun, and inviting environment. At this free event, visitors will have an opportunity to view traditional Korean clothing and pottery, read about Korean history and culture, sample Korean desserts and beverages, play with traditional musical instruments, and much more. Most importantly, visitors will have an opportunity to experience Korean culture and arts through various modalities: visual, auditory, kinetic, and gustatory. 

We will have many fun activities and demonstrations in the room for the whole family, including Paper Lantern Folding. Entertaining performances will include Eyvind Kang and Jessika Kenney, with Hyeonhee Park, as well as a K-POP Variety Hour with 2sop and a Korean Percussion Music Workshop by Peter Joon Park. For exact times, see the schedule.

The Shoreline Arts Festival (SAF) is an annual community event which attracts over 10,000 persons of diverse age and background over a course of two days. SAF highlights arts and culture, as well as various ethnic cultural arts of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Middle Eastern, and more.  

Korean American Historical Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the collective memory of Koreans living in the United States and abroad and promoting awareness and pride in the ethnic heritage and experience of Koreans. 

United Korean Language School is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds to learn the language, culture, and history of Korea. . In particular, we encourage children of Korean descent to draw strength and pride from their Korean heritage as they grow into confident and engaged adults in the global community. For more information, contact Matthew Benuska at 253-235-9393.


Free Homeowner Assistance Event Planned for Saturday

Parkview Services of Washington is working with Fannie Mae to provide homeowners struggling with their mortgage payments with a unique opportunity to get information and help.

This free mortgage assistance event is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 9am to 2pm at:
HYATT House Seattle/Bellevue
        3244 139th Avenue SE
         Bellevue, WA 98005

Meet with Fannie Mae representatives and Parkview Services’ HUD-approved counselors to review your specific mortgage situation and discuss options that may be available.

Options to avoid foreclosure may include loan modifications, repayment and forbearance plans, Short Sales or Mortgage ReleaseTM (Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure).

Is your loan owned by Fannie Mae? Find out.
If you are a Fannie Mae homeowner, you can register for this event by calling toll-free 855-349-2293 or by visiting this website.  

To determine if Fannie Mae owns your loan, visit this website

If you use the Fannie Mae lookup tool (above) and determine your loan is not owned by Fannie Mae, you can call Parkview Services at 206-542-6644 to get assistance with your mortgage. Your servicer can have another name and it can still be a Fannie Mae owned loan, so go ahead and check.

“My Parkview Services housing counselor was a lifesaver.  He basically saved me, saved our house, saved our family, even saved us from divorce, since the stress was causing us such issues. From the day I came there Parkview Services helped me out, and our counselor started on the first day and helped me through to the very end.  There are no words to say how much he did for us and how much he helped us.”
--B. A., Shoreline (signed letter on file)
Parkview Services is a HUD-approved non-profit Housing Counseling Agency serving Washington State residents in areas of foreclosure prevention and default counseling while also providing housing for persons with disabilities.


Frockt bill to expand health care access signed into law

(From left) Sen. Barbara Bailey (R-Oak Harbor), Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle), Gov. Jay Inslee, Samantha Kersul (Sen. Frockt’s legislative assistant), William Parmer (Sen. Frockt’s session legislative assistant), Julie Japhet of the Student Achievement Council and Blake Chard of the Student Achievement Council. The Student Achievement Council is the state agency that will administer the program.

A bill to help repay school loans for health professionals who work in rural and underserved areas was signed into law last week by Gov. Jay Inslee.

“This bill kills two birds with one stone,” said 46th District Democratic State Sen. David Frockt, the sponsor of the Bill, “There are areas in this state that lack enough primary-care professionals to provide the health care that residents need. At the same time, we have students graduating from medical school with huge amounts of debt. This bill has the potential to reinvigorate a program already in state law to help repay school loans for health-care professionals who work in these critically underserved areas.”

Frockt cited a survey by UW Medicine Magazine, saying that 93 percent of the University of Washington Medical School’s 2009 graduating class had student debt from medical school. Seventy-two percent had more than $100,000 of debt from medical school alone, not counting debt from their undergraduate education.

Washington’s Health Loan Repayment Program provides scholarships and loan forgiveness to health professionals, including doctors and nurses, who intend to practice in underserved rural and urban areas of our state. The bill would empower the Student Achievement Council, which administers the program, to pursue additional public-private partnerships with foundations and other private sources in order to address ongoing critical health professional shortage areas.

Students supported the bill at each step of the process.

Anna Hackenmiller, a first-year student at the UW School of Medicine, said, “Before attending medical school, I worked as a dental hygienist at the Yakima Valley Farm Worker's Clinic in Toppenish. I fell in love with the patient population and decided I would be of better service as a physician. Knowing that there is loan repayment for working in a rural area would virtually guarantee my employment in such a community.”

Danielle Micheletti, a recently graduated physician assistant in the Methow Valley, noted the challenges that recent graduates in underserved areas often have in repaying their student loans.

“The loan-repayment program made it feasible to move to this area, where the rate of pay is less than in urban and suburban areas, Micheletti said. “I had to take a significant pay cut to accept this job. It has all been worth it though, as I love the Methow Valley and the population we serve.”

Dr. Nick Rajacich, president of the Washington State Medical Association, said, "We're very appreciative of the senator's efforts to find a way to make money, through loans, more available to medical residents Medical education is very costly, and this is one way to help address those costs. We need to make sure that we have as many physicians available as possible - particularly in rural areas - as we move toward an expanded number of patients under health care reform. This is one piece that will be very helpful in meeting that goal."

Frockt said, “Health care should be accessible to all Washingtonians, no matter where they live. This bill takes a proven loan repayment program and establishes a process for it to expand at no taxpayer cost. It will enable more primary-care professionals to go out and serve more areas that so desperately need their help.”

Frockt's 46th Legislative District includes Lake Forest Park, Kenmore and most of northeast Seattle. 


Breaking Down the Walls: An Immigration workshop at Ronald UMC

Breaking Down the Walls: An Immigration workshop

Why can’t they stay behind the walls? They take our jobs.
They break the law. Why should we welcome them?
“at the center of Christian faithfulness to Scripture is the call we have been given to love and welcome the sojourner …” (“Welcoming the Migrant to the U.S.”, 2012 United Methodist Book of Resolutions)

The Seattle District UMW and the PNW Conference UMW Committee on Racial Justice are offering a workshop on the complex immigration challenges and options for humane action.

Speakers: Dr. Jan et’ Crouse (PNW Conference UMW), Rev. Lyda Pierce (Immigration Task Force, PNW Conference UMC), Rev. Larry Warren (Northwest Detention Center Roundtable), Liz Dunbar (Tacoma Community House)

Saturday June 8, 2013, 8:30am - 12:30pm 

  • Explore our beliefs about immigration and relationship to racial justice
  • Increase our awareness of our broken immigration system
  • Hear about Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Raids

Learn about the Detention Center and impact on undocumented immigrants* and their families
  • Hear about how Tacoma Community House supports immigration
  • Learn about the current immigration legislation in states and Congress
  • Take action for humane immigration reform

*Undocumented immigrant is the suggested term for “illegal immigrant”

Pre-registration form (download). Open to the public - registration at the door. Ronald United Methodist Church is located at 17839 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133
8:30-9:00 Registration  9-12:30 Workshop  Lunch 12:30pm

Updated 05-31-2013 4:39pm


Free recycling event - electronics to bicycles

Bring your recyclable items working or not!

Saturday, June 15, 2013
9am - Noon
Windermere Real Estate / Northlake
17711 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park

  • Computers, Laptops, Printers, Computer parts, Faxes, Scanners, Modems, Wires, Toners, Computer Batteries, etc.
  • Appliances, Washers/Dryers, Refrigerators, Water heaters etc.
  • Stereos, CDs, DVDs, VHS, Cassette players, Speakers, Televisions, Monitors (any size), etc.
  • Vehicle batteries, Barbecues (no propane tanks ) lawn mowers (empty gasoline & oil), Fitness equipment, Medical equipment, etc.
  • Bicycles (All bicycles donated benefit the Rotary International Foundation which refurbishes and donates the bikes to school children in developing countries.)

The event is sponsored by Windermere Real Estate and is open to everyone. For questions, call 206-364-8100.

Updated 06-03-2013 2:23pm


Chamber of Commerce speaker helps businesses develop a mindset for success

Membership Luncheon, Wednesday, June 12, 11:45am , Shoreline Center Alumni Room, RSVP, $20
Speaker:  Kris Prochaska, MA LMHC, Mission and Mindset Specialist   

Are You Dreaming Big But Playing Small? Discover how to lead yourself out of mediocrity so you can break away from the pack and finally become the go-to leader you were meant to be

Once a therapist, now a coach, Kris heals through business. She uses her intuitive insight to blow up the myths and excuses that keep entrepreneurs stuck in the middle-that place where folks dream BIG yet play small. With a whole lot of compassion and a saucy wit, she helps her clients own their authority and transform their Internal Leadership Team in order to stop being emotional followers and grow into being powerful thought leaders creating a mindset for success.

RSVP is required no later than Tuesday morning, June 11, for members and visitors for lunch orders from the Caterer, Special Occasions. To reserve your spot send an email to the Chamber and Sharon will confirm your reservation, or register on-line with a credit card.


Four Shorewood players on All-Wesco-3A-South baseball first team

Shorewood Jr. Sam Boone
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Four Shorewood baseball players have won places on the All-Wesco-3A-South first team.

They are junior pitcher Sam Boone, senior infielder Ben Andrews, junior infielder Kory Longaker and senior outfielder Cameron Sterne.

Shorewood Sr. Ben Andrews
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

In addition, four Shorewood players made the second team, along with two Shorecrest players.

Six Shorewood players and two Shorecrest players won honorable mention.

All-league baseball teams
(From our news partner, The Seattle Times)



P/1B Dominic DeMeiro, Jr., Mountlake Terrace;

P Sam Boone, Jr., Shorewood;

C Brian Marty, Sr., Meadowdale;

INF Branson Barnecut, Jr., Glacier Peak;

INF Kenley Ackerman, So., Meadowdale;

Shorewood Jr. Kory Longaker
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

INF Kory Longaker, Jr., Shorewood;

INF Ben Andrews, Sr., Shorewood;

OF Sean Elledge, Sr., Glacier Peak;

OF Josh May, Sr., Glacier Peak;

OF Tyler McGuire, Sr., Meadowdale;

Shorewood Sr. Cameron Sterne
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

OF Cameron Sterne, Sr., Shorewood;

UTIL Tanner Braun, Sr., Glacier Peak.


P Tanner Braun, Sr., Glacier Peak;

P Riley O'Brian, Sr., Shorewood;

C Jake Bockelie, Jr., Shorewood;

1B Chris Watkins, Sr., Glacier Peak;

1B Garrett Walsh, So., Meadowdale

INF Ray Rude, Jr., Glacier Peak;

INF Jason Shevenko, So., Mountlake Terrace;

Shorecrest Jr. Brady Dixon
Photo by Barb Swan

INF Brady Dixon, Jr., Shorecrest;

INF Steffen Torgersen, So., Shorewood;

OF Austin Hines, Jr., Glacier Peak;

OF Quintin Barnard, Sr., Mountlake Terrace;

Shorecrest Sr. Hayden McNabb
Photo by Barb Swan

OF Hayden McNabb, Sr., Shorecrest;

OF Avery Foltz, Jr., Shorewood;

UTIL Marcos Baruch, Sr., Glacier Peak.

Shorecrest  Sr. Tim Swan
Photo by Barb Swan


Shorecrest — Tim Swan, Keegan Small.

Shorewood — Ben Tracey, Josh Wilkes, Max Wagner, Spencer Jacobs, Andy Carpenter, Ian Oxnevad.

Shorecrest Sr. Keegan Small
Photo by Barb Swan


Bypass the Skagit Bridge: New Amtrak Cascades trains to roll between Seattle and Bellingham beginning Friday, May 31

WSDOT, Amtrak, Sound Transit and BNSF Railway team up to quickly help people travel through the I-5 corridor where the Skagit River Bridge collapsed

To help travelers pass the collapsed Skagit River Bridge severing Interstate 5, the Washington state-sponsored Amtrak Cascades train service will roll out two extra train trips daily between Seattle and Bellingham.

This third, temporary round trip will depart Seattle at 8:15 a.m. and departs Bellingham at 5:15 p.m.

If passenger demand persists, the added round trip could remain in service until the Skagit River Bridge is repaired, rail officials said.

Reservations are required and tickets are available now by visiting www.AmtrakCascades.com or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL. The lowest-priced tickets for Seattle-Bellingham will be between $17 and $23 one-way. Fares between Seattle and Edmonds are as low as $7 one-way. Customers will be able to receive the lowest fares by buying online more than two weeks advance.

 “The performance of the additional service will be evaluated in two weeks and adjustments may be made at that time to meet customer demand,” said WSDOT Rail Division Director Ron Pate.

Running time for the third round trip is two hours and 40 minutes. 

In addition to station stops in Seattle and Bellingham, trains will also stop for passengers in Mount Vernon, Stanwood, Everett and Edmonds. Amtrak Cascades Thruway Buses also offer ten more trips through the area daily.


Windermere food drive for Hopelink

Now thru June 21st ~ Windermere Foundation Food Drive to benefit Kenmore Hopelink.

Non-perishable food items may be dropped off at Windermere Northlake, 17711 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, during business hours M-F 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, S/S 10am - 4pm.


Memorial Day in Photos: Evergreen-Washelli

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The timing was right for photographer Jerry Pickard to get to both Acacia and Evergreen-Washelli for the Memorial Day Ceremonies. These photos were from the ceremony at Evergreen-Washelli in North Seattle.

Everyone came prepared for the weather
Women's auxiliary
Standard bearers from various units
Photo courtesy King County

Back: Admiral Horton Smith, Dwight Stevens, Rod Dembowski, Al Dembowski
Front: Evan (11) and Camden (8) Dembowski

Admiral Smith and King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski were speakers at the ceremony. Dwight Stevens is from the Shoreline Veterans Association. Al Dembowski is a Korean War veteran.

Congressman Jim McDermott
Honor guard

Veterans' unit


Evan Smith on Politics: Initiative to overturn Shoreline’s plastic-bag ban faces high hurdle

By Evan Smith

Citizens circulating petitions to overturn the ban on plastic bags passed by the Shoreline City Council face a difficult task in getting the measure to a citywide vote.

First they need to get valid signatures from 15 percent of the 35,641 registered voters in the City at the time of the last general election. That’s 5,346 valid signatures. They have to do it in a 90-day period that began May 14.

Those rules are more demanding than the rules for getting a statewide initiative on the ballot, rules that require signatures from 8 percent of the voters who actually cast ballots in the last statewide election, signatures that can be collected over a six-month period.

If sponsors do get enough signatures, the initiative would go to the Council, which would have the option of passing the proposal to repeal the ban or letting it go to voters in an election that could be a part of the November general election but would be more likely to happen in February.

An initiative to repeal an ordinance requires a “yes” vote for repeal. That’s different than a referendum, which asks voters to approve or reject the actions of a legislative body. A referendum also suspends a law, pending a vote.

The ordinance, as passed by the Council, would take effect in February. It would have exceptions for wrappings around meat, fresh vegetables, fresh flowers and take-out food. It also would ban non-recyclable paper bags.


Rain City Rotary helps move the Shorewood Culinary Arts garden

Rain City Rotary members with Master Gardeners
Photo by Donna Eggen

Those Rain City Rotarians love to get dirty!

 On May 18, 2013 the members of Rain City Rotary helped a group of Master Gardeners disassemble the Culinary Garden at Shorewood High School. As a part of the school remodel the current site will become a parking lot, so the garden had to be moved.

Large boards that held the raised beds were pried up. Bricks and pavers were dug up. Everything was hauled to a storage area; and in the fall when the remodel is complete, the Culinary Garden will be rebuilt. 

Rain City looks forward to rebuilding the garden
Photo by Donna Eggen

Says Donna Eggen, "We look forward to helping with that!"

Rain City Rotary meets most Thursday nights at 6:30pm in the Shoreline City Hall. New people are welcome to join them!

Call 206-367-3122 or visit Rain City Rotary for more information.


Host families needed for French students this summer

Parlez-vous Fran├žais? You don't really need to speak French to host a French student for a few weeks. Students are coming here to polish their English, see the area, and learn more about the U.S.

Host families are needed for French students coming to Seattle for a few weeks this summer. As a host family, you have the opportunity to learn about another country and language without having to leave home. 

We are looking for families that would be willing to open up their homes and hearts this summer for this program. Families receive a small stipend to help with activities and gas.

Contact Jamin Henderson, 360-661-0552, for more information about the students coming and the program.


Free arthritis symposium to be held in Shoreline

Arthritis Foundation hosts free, half-day event on Arthritis, complementary therapies, 
and treatment options

The 12th Annual Arthritis Foundation Symposium will take place on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 12:00pm - 4:30pm at the Shoreline Conference Center. Registration and check-in begins at 12:00pm and the program starts at 12:30pm.

The Annual Symposium is designed to provide participants with the valuable tools they need to live a healthy life, as well as connect them with local resources to take control of chronic disease, like arthritis. Experts will present research on chronic disease and inflammation, complementary therapies, exercise and treatment options.

The featured presenters will include Dr. Gregory Gardner, Rheumatologist; Judy Lehman, Occupational Therapist; Amber West, Licensed Acupuncturist; Lillian Anderson, Licensed Massage Therapist; and Angelika Burns, Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Instructor.

Pre-registration for the free event is required and can be done online, by phone at 800-542-0295 or email

The Shoreline Conference Center is located at 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

About the Arthritis Foundation, 800-542-0295
As the nation’s largest private funder of research, public health programs and advocacy on behalf of the 50 million Americans with arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation has set an impact goal to reduce the number of people suffering from arthritis-related physical activity limitations by 20 percent by 2030.


Destination: Korean Cultural Weeks

The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea is facilitating ‘Korean Cultural Weeks’ in the greater Seattle area throughout June 2013 to promote Korean culture and establish solid alliances between the Korean community and Seattleites.

In conjunction with the 60th anniversary of alliance between US and Korea, the Korean community has decided to consolidate efforts to promote Korean culture.

Special events such as K-pop contest, music concert, Korean art exhibition, Kimchi workshop, Korean Adoptees Festival, business Forum and leadership seminar will be held from June 1 to June 30 by multiple organizations for the general public.

This is the first celebration of its kind in terms of collaborating organizations, event scale and expected number of participants to promote Korean culture. The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea cordially invites all to come and experience Korean culture.

Further details can be found at the Consulate webpage.


Community invited to honor Shoreline School District retirees

The Shoreline School District
cordially invites our community to attend the

Retirement Celebration

Monday, June 10, 2013
5pm, program beginning at 5:30pm

Shoreline Room, Shoreline Center
18560 1st Avenue N.E.
Shoreline, Washington 98155

Honoring 2013 Retirees:

Maureen Cline, Echo Lake

Mary Ann Dickie, Brookside

Sherron Grimsby, Shorecrest

Bonnie Halbert, Ridgecrest

Lila Ingebrigsten, Shorecrest

Kay Law, Ridgecrest

Arnie Moreno, Shorewood

Mary Peters, Shorecrest

Paul Plumis, Shoreline Center

Joneen Richards, Einstein

Diane Thompson, Einstein

Pamela Willoughby, Meridian Park

Updated 06-05-2013 8:15pm


Feelin' GROOVY - June 29 at Shorecrest Performing Arts Center

Feelin' GROOVY?

If not, come around to an evening of songs from the '60s and '70s that will get you in the mood.

Saturday evening, 7:30pm, June 29, at the new Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, located adjacent to Shorecrest High School, 15343 25th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

The SeaChordsmen chorus, under the direction of Ted Chamberlain, and guest singers will help you recall those days of love, colors, hangin', and singing along.

Hearing songs by The Seattle Shores Sweet Adelines Chorus, the Supertonix of Kamiak High School, the quartets 4.0, 545 Express, SeaSharps, Zippidy Doo and Tyler, Top of the Hill, Dockside, Counterbalance, plus guest artists, will help you experience an evening of the joyous sounds and scenes from that era.

So, dig out your tie-dyed shirt, your bell-bottoms, your dangling Peace sign necklace, your sandals, and your rainbow wig and join us in feelin' GROOVY.

Tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.


Washington Film Works on opening of Shoreline Film Office

Washington Films Works blog is a publication devoted to support and promotion of the film industry in Washington state. They wrote a story about the opening of the Shoreline Film Office.

The Shoreline Film Office opened its doors at Shoreline Community College earlier this month, making it the 5th film office to open in Washington State. Shoreline Community College (SCC) and the City of Shoreline announced on May 9 that the office would be a collaborative effort between the two entities, designed to actively promote and encourage film production in Shoreline.

Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501(c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs. Our mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington’s film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers, offering comprehensive production support, and financial incentives.


Lunchtime music series in the parks this summer

Recess Monkey August 13 at Hamlin Park
Photo by Radar (Kevin Fry)

Take a lunch break in the park each Tuesday this summer July 9 through August 13. Enjoy a free concert for all ages in the great outdoors of Shoreline! Concerts begin at 12:00pm.

Here's the lineup:

  • July 9: Eric Haines - Comedic Juggler - Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th Street
  • July 16: Canote Brothers - Two-of-a-kind tunes - Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Avenue NE
  • July 23: Reptile Isle - Interactive reptile show - Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th Street
  • July 30: Arturo Rodriguez and the Rhythm Ambassadors - Latin-infused jazz and pop - Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Avenue NE 
  • August 6: Panduo - Steel Drums - Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th Street
  • August 13: Recess Monkey - Music for kids - Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Avenue NE  


Memorial Day in photos: Acacia

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The decorated grave of Robert Earl Bonney
Medal of Honor recipient
Acacia Cemetery
Photo by Jerry Pickard
Kenmore & District Pipe Band
Photo by Jerry Pickard

Boy Scout Troop 348
raises the flag
Photo by Jerry Pickard

LTC Corey L. Crosbie, Al Dembowski, Rod Dembowski, and Jerry Pickard
 at Acacia Memorial Park
LTC Crosbie and District 1 County Councilmember Rod Dembowski were speakers
Al Dembowski is a Korean War vet.
Jerry Pickard is the American Legion Post 227 Historian
Photo courtesy King County

Doves were released after the speakers finished
Photo by Jerry Pickard
Cannons fired
Photo by Jerry Pickard


LFP to recognize volunteers with reception June 13

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

As this week marks the beginning of “National Volunteer Week,” Lake Forest Park wishes to recognize all City volunteers for their countless hours of service and dedication to the community. 

As in years past, a Volunteer Recognition Reception will take place before the regular City Council meeting on June 13, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. to recognize all volunteers who make LFP a better place to live. Mayor Goss will read a proclamation honoring the volunteers who contribute to their community.


Candidates in the August 6 Primary

By Evan Smith

These offices will appear on the Aug. 6 primary-election ballot in north King County. Offices in the Primary are those with at least three candidates.

The top two vote getters for each position in the primary advance to the November general-election ballot.

Positions with only one or two candidates appear only on the November ballot.

Offices that will appear on the primary ballot are King County executive; Metropolitan King County Council member, District 1; Seattle Port Commission, position 3: and Ronald Wastewater Commission, positions 2 and 4.

Here are candidates for those positions:

King County Executive (4-year term)

  • Alan E. Lobdell
  • Goodspaceguy
  • Everett A. Stewart
  • Dow Constantine

Metropolitan King County Council District 1
(Short and full 4-year term)

  • John Fray
  • Naomi Wilson
  • Rod Dembowski

Port of Seattle
Commissioner, Position No. 3 (short and full 4-year term)

  • Andrew Pilloud
  • Michael Wolfe
  • Stephanie Bowman

Ronald Wastewater District
Commissioner Position No. 2 (6-year term)

  • Ginny Scantlebury

  • Arthur Wadekamper
  • Gretchen Atkinson

Commissioner Position No. 4 (Short and full term)

  • Richard Matthews
  • Craig Degginger
  • George R. Webster


Five Shoreline Public Schools teachers among 2012 honorees at CenturyLink Field celebrations

Shoreline Public Schools’ 2012 Heroes in the Classroom standing in front of their personalized locker in the Seattle Seahawks locker room (left to right)Lori Henry, Kellogg Middle School; Frank Kleyn, Highland Terrace Elementary School; Damon Oliveto, Shorewood High School; Laurie Pearson, Lake Forest Park Elementary School; and Mary Thurber, Einstein Middle School. Photo by Larry Gill.

On Friday afternoon, May 24, 2013, Symetra and the Seattle Seahawks honored the 24 Puget Sound-area teachers who were recognized as Symetra Heroes in the Classroom® during the 2012 NFL season, at a special celebration at CenturyLink Field. 

Among the 2012 honorees were five Shoreline Public Schools teachers:

  • Mary Thurber — Einstein Middle School
  • Damon Oliveto — Shorewood High School
  • Frank Kleyn — Highland Terrace Elementary School
  • Lori Henry — Kellogg Middle School
  • Laurie Pearson — Lake Forest Park Elementary School

Jim Pirak, Symetra SVP, Marketing, and Mike Flood, Seattle Seahawks VP, hosted a luncheon in the Coach’s Loft, welcoming the teachers, their school principals and special guests, including Shoreline School District Superintendent Sue Walker.

Following lunch, the teachers received an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium, which included taking in a view of the field from the press box. The festivities wrapped up in the Seahawks locker room, where each teacher was surprised with a “customized” locker complete with nameplate. Each teacher’s locker’s contents included a plaque commemorating his or her “Heroes” award and a copy of the May 24 edition of The Seattle Times, which featured a ¼-page ad saluting all 24 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom recipients.

Kellogg Middle School Lori Henry
with Seahawk Russell Okung
Photo by Larry Gill

Seahawks Left Tackle Russell Okung was a special guest, joining the teachers and guests in the players’ locker room. Okung shared a very personal story about his fourth grade teachers Mrs. Howell and Mrs. Cook. “Those two teachers, they believed in me,” he said. “They took me aside and they took that extra step to get me right. They had a level of belief in me that I didn’t have in myself. The patience they showed in me paid off.” [Read more about the 2012 Symetra Heroes in the Classroom teachers visit with Okung on the Seattle Seahawks website.

About Symetra Heroes in the Classroom®
Since 2006, nearly 150 Puget Sound-area teachers have been honored for educational excellence as Symetra Heroes in the Classroom. Teachers are recognized in front of their students and peers at surprise in-school presentations. They receive a $350 Office Max gift card for classroom supplies and tickets to a Seahawks home game, where they are acknowledged during on-field presentations at CenturyLink Field. In addition, Symetra makes a $1,000 donation to each teacher Hero’s school.

Photo (left to right) Lori Henry, Kellogg Middle School and 2012 Symetra Hero in the Classroom recipient; Frank Kleyn, Highland Terrace Elementary School and 2012 Symetra Hero in the Classroom recipient; Mike Van Orden, Highland Terrace Elementary School principal; Damon Oliveto, Shorewood High School and 2012 Symetra Hero in the Classroom recipient; Laurie Pearson, Lake Forest Park Elementary School and 2012 Symetra Hero in the Classroom recipient; Bill Dunbar, Shorewood High School principal; Aimee Miner, Lake Forest Park Elementary School principal; Mary Thurber, Einstein Middle School and 2012 Symetra Hero in the Classroom recipient; Stephanie Clark, Einstein Middle School principal; Sue Walker, superintendent, Shoreline Public Schools. Photo by Larry Gill.

Teachers may be nominated by their principal, district staff, student or student’s parent. The winners are selected based on their ability to make a real difference in students' lives; to go above and beyond in their day-to-day responsibilities; and to help students build life skills.

More information about the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program and how to nominate a teacher, 


Restaurateur Tom Douglas teams up with Fred Hutch to obliterate cancer

The celebrated chef will cook up a salmon dinner for thousands
at Obliteride’s kick-off party

Award-winning chef, restaurateur, and author Tom Douglas will indulge riders and their guests with a special Pacific Northwest salmon dinner at Obliteride’s kick-off party at Gas Works Park on Friday, August 9, 2013. All registered riders will receive two complimentary tickets to this exclusive party.

Driven by the goal to end cancer, Obliteride is a new, community-wide effort to accelerate lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Creating a movement of people committed to obliterating cancer and saving lives faster, it culminates in a fundraising bike ride Aug. 9-11, 2013, with a major route through the streets of Lake Forest Park. (See previous article.)

“We’re excited to team up with Obliteride and cook cancer’s butt!” said Tom Douglas. “We all know someone who has battled or died from cancer and I’m happy to support Obliteride. Fred Hutch is one of the premier cancer research centers in the world and we all need to step up and fund the important, lifesaving cancer research going on right here in our own backyard.” 
Douglas is the owner of 13 Seattle restaurants, recipient of the 2012 James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Restaurateur of the Year Award, and is credited with putting Seattle on the culinary map.

Obliteride is more than a bike ride to benefit cancer research at Fred Hutch. It’s an entire weekend of celebrations and concerts, including some well-known bands. The inaugural event is August 9-11, 2013.

“This amazing party catered by Tom Douglas is just one of the many ways we are thanking riders for stepping up to make a real impact in the fight against cancer,” said Amy Lavin, Obliteride’s executive director. “Every rider is asked to raise a minimum of $1,000. This group understands the impact cancer is having in our lives. We want to thank them for their commitment and celebrate our shared commitment to end this disease.”
Register to ride or volunteer today.


Volunteers needed for ShorelineSTEM

Monday, May 27, 2013

Guy Hamilton demonstrates how to use a pipette
at the March Science Fair
Photo courtesy SCC
By Ray Koelling

ShorelineSTEM is a voluntary, community organization wanting to help any and all the students of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park. After the recent big success of the March 23 event at Shoreline Community College, plans are underway for the second annual Shoreline Science Fair and STEM Career Exposition which will be held in late May/early June 2014.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

We hope that there is not only a growing interest in that annual event but with other STEM events throughout the year. Saturday, June 8, 2013 will be the Seattle Science Exposition and ShorelineSTEM will be at the WSSEF (Washington State Science and Engineering Fair) booth. In addition, ShorelineSTEM will be at the WSSEF booth on Saturday, June 15 in Puyallup at the Home-school STEM event at the Puyallup Fair Grounds. We hope to see you there.

ShorelineSTEM is looking for help with both the 2014 Science Fair event and also in planning some exciting project possibilities all to benefit the students of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park.  We are looking for any kind of help including computer help and science or even non-science mentors.

For any interest or inquiries contact ShorelineSTEM.


2013 Candidates for office

These candidates have filed for offices that will be on local ballots this year.

Since all local offices in King County are non-partisan, only offices with three or more candidates appear on the August primary ballot. The top two vote getters in the primary advance to the November general election.

Offices that will appear on the primary ballot are King County executive; Metropolitan King County Council member, District 1; Seattle Port Commission, position 3: and Ronald Wastewater Commission, positions 2 and 4.

Positions with only one or two candidates appear only on the November ballot.

2013 Official Candidate Filing

King County Executive
  • Alan E. Lobdell
  • Goodspaceguy
  • Everett A. Stewart
  • Dow Constantine

King County Sheriff
  • John Urquhart

Metropolitan King County Council District 1
(Short and full term)
  • John Fray
  • Naomi Wilson
  • Rod Dembowski

Court of Appeals, Division No, 1, District No. 1
Judge Position No. 3 (unexpired 2-year term)
  • James R. Verellen

King Superior Court
Judge Position No. 20 (unexpired 3-year term)
  • Susan H. Amini

Port of Seattle

Commissioner, Position No. 1
  • Pete Lewis
  • John Creighton

Commissioner, Position 2 (unexpired 2-year term)
  • Courtney Gregoire
  • John Naubert

Commissioner, Position No. 3 (short and full term)
  • Andrew Pilloud
  • Michael Wolfe
  • Stephanie Bowman

Commissioner, Position No. 4
  • Richard Pope
  • Tom Albro

City of Lake Forest Park

Council Position No. 1
  • Jason Colberg
  • Hilda Thompson

Council Position No. 3
  • John Wright

Council Position No. 5
  • Edgar Escandar
  • Mark Phillips

Council Position No. 7
  • Alan Kiest
  • John Resha

City of Shoreline

Council Position No. 1
  • Keith McGlashan

Council Position No. 3
  • Will Hall

Council Position No. 5
  • Shari Winstead

Council Position No. 7
  • Christopher Roberts
  • Michael Javorsky

Shoreline School District No. 412

Director District No. 2
  • Debi Ehrlichman

Director District No. 3
  • David Wilson

Shoreline Fire Department

Commissioner Position No. 2
  • Kimberly Fischer

Commissioner Position No. 5 (Short and full term)
  • Ken Callahan

Northshore Fire Protection District 16

Commissioner Position No. 2
  • Bob Jordan
  • Carolyn Armanini

Commissioner Position No. 4
  • Pat McSweeney
  • Kae Peterson

Lake Forest Park Water District
Commissioner Position No. 2 (Short and full term)
  • Eli Zehner

Shoreline Water District

Commissioner Position No. 2
  • Larry Schoonmaker

Ronald Wastewater District

Commissioner Position No. 2
  • Ginny Scantlebury
  • Arthur Wadekamper
  • Gretchen Atkinson

Commissioner Position No. 4 (Short and full term)
  • Richard Matthews
  • Craig Degginger
  • George R. Webster

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