Shorewood grad and SCC grad are Outstanding Graduates at Western Washington University

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Western Washington University honored its Outstanding Graduates for the 2015-16 academic year at spring Commencement Saturday, June 11.

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year.

Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

Shoreline has two graduates on the list: one graduated from Shorewood High School, and the other, from Bothell, graduated from Shoreline Community College.

Kyle White
Shorewood graduate
Shorewood graduate Kyle White graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering and as the Outstanding Graduate of the Manufacturing Engineering Program.

White demonstrated an ability to take his knowledge of manufacturing and apply it to real-world problem solving. He was involved with Western’s Formula SAE Team as a lead engineer, planning and executing the CNC machining of parts for the latest version of the car.

He also completed an internship at Hexcel Corporation during his senior year and passed the Manufacturing Technology Certification exam for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers with the highest score ever achieved by a Western student. The son of Barbara White and Jeffrey White, Kyle White is a graduate of Shorewood High School.

Stephen Ateser graduated from SCC
Stephen Ateser of Bothell graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and a minor in User Experience Design.

He was selected as the Outstanding Graduate in the Design Department as well as Student Commencement Speaker. 

At Western, Ateser helped design Western’s student magazine Klipsun and served as lead designer for the Associated Students Publicity Center, helping to plan for strategic growth. He completed a design internship with Tether, Inc., a Seattle design firm that specializes in brand storytelling for clients such as Nike, Gatorade, BMW and Starbucks. And he completed workshops with professional designers in Portland and Seattle, exploring how good design can address social problems. He hopes to put his skills to work using design and technology to enrich people’s lives.

The son of Sandi and Demir Ateser, Stephen Ateser is a graduate of Henry M. Jackson High School in Bothell and Shoreline Community College.


LFP Farmers Market offers new Fresh Bucks Program to low-income neighbors

By Amy Whittenburg
Executive Director, Third Place Commons

You may think you know all about the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market, but do you know about our food assistance programs for our low-income neighbors?

Thanks to the generous support of donors to Third Place Commons (the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that presents the LFP Farmers Market), our long-running Market Bucks program is a staple of the market season.

Through Market Bucks, we provide food assistance to hundreds of local, food-insecure families and individuals with the help of distribution partners like Ballinger Homes, Hopelink, the Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center, the Dale Turner Family YMCA, and area schools and lunch programs.

This year’s Market Bucks funders include Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, the Lake Forest Park Garden Club, and the Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park. We are so grateful for the support and partnership of all of these organizations for making this important work possible year after year!

This year, we are delighted to announce the addition of Fresh Bucks, a program designed to support increased access to the healthy fruits and vegetables that are often neglected when funds are low.

Fresh Bucks go hand-in-hand with the SNAP benefits that we have long accepted at the market. When folks use their SNAP/EBT cards at the farmers market, we will match their SNAP benefits dollar-for-dollar – up to $10 per market day – with Fresh Bucks vouchers that can be used at the market exclusively for fruits, vegetables, herbs, and vegetable starts.

So if someone spends $10 of their SNAP benefits, they’ll get $20 of spending power at the market. In short, they’ll double their money!

We are thrilled to offer this exciting program and delighted to see so many of our neighbors in need taking advantage of this additional spending power. In addition to Market Bucks, SNAP benefits, and now Fresh Bucks, the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market also gladly accepts Senior/WIC vouchers. (Visit our website to read more.)

The LFP Farmers Market, located in the parking lot of LFP Town Center next to City Hall, is open 10am to 3pm every Sunday through October 16th and welcomes 7000 to 9000 visitors per week. And thanks to programs like Market Bucks, SNAP, and now Fresh Bucks, more people than ever before will be able to access all the healthy and delicious options the market has to offer!


Seattle City Light expected to reach State’s Solar Incentive Cap

Solar Incentive Payments will be reduced by approximately 35 percent for 2015-2016 Fiscal Year

With the increased demand and popularity of solar generation, Seattle City Light estimates that the state’s annual incentive payment for each of the utility’s solar customers will be reduced by approximately 35 percent for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, which ends today.

City Light is expected to reach its solar incentive cap set by the Washington state Legislature due to various factors, including the increase in average solar system size installed, greater solar resources and decreasing retail sales. The cap determines how much money in state incentives each utility can distribute to its customers who own solar panels.

City Light will not know the actual reduction amount until all production reads have been collected. Solar customers will be notified in September 2016.

Solar customers receive a variety of additional benefits for engaging in solar generation, including the federal solar investment Tax Credit, a Washington state sales tax exemption for systems less than 10 kilowatts and net metering. These benefits will not be affected by the incentive payment reduction.

To stay updated on the solar incentive cap, visit the City Light solar incentive cap web page.


AAA Driver Improvement course for those over 55

The AAA Driver Improvement Program is offering its refresher course on defensive driving skills.
The course gives practical guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver safety and confidence. Course completion qualifies drivers 55 years of age and over for automobile insurance premium discounts.

AAA Driver Improvement Program, operated by American Driving Services, Thursday, July 21, 2016, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Anderson Plaza, 17201 15th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

The cost of $18.00 per person includes complimentary lunch.

Pre-registration is required. Call 206-243-3564.


Destinations: Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival at Lake Union Park (map and directions)

The Wooden Boat Festival is designed to celebrate the maritime heritage of the Northwest, putting tools in hands and getting people out on the water in historic wooden boats. There’s nothing stuffy about the wooden boat festival. This is an old-fashioned, down-home waterfront event where everything is fun and most things are free.

Festival Hours:

Saturday, July 2nd; 10am – 6pm
Sunday, July 3rd: 10am – 6pm
Monday, July 4th: 10am – 3pm

On July 4th, all Wooden Boat Festival activities, docks, and the wharf close to the public at 3pm. Private guests of vessels must pass through a security checkpoint after 3pm; contact your vessel’s captain for more details. Lake Union Park is open to the public for viewing the fireworks.

Musical performances Saturday - Monday.


Camps for Curious Minds - Pacific Science Center camps at SCC

Pacific Science Center will offer Camps for Curious Minds at Shoreline Community College, from July 25 – August 12th.

Classes are held by grade level. View the guide and call 206-443-2925 for more information.

The college is located at 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133.


Jobs: Iora Primary Care

Iora Primary Care in Shoreline / Central District has positions open.

3 Healthcare Sales Coordinators to support Shoreline and Central District practices. Details here.

1 Healthcare Sales Manager to lead the team working in Shoreline and Central District. Details here.


Deptartment of Health: Update on Medical Marijuana database

An update from the State Department of Health, re their previous warning about potential difficulties for holders of medical marijuana cards because of the state database (see previous article).

Update on Medical Marijuana Database 

"We have made significant progress over the past few days; however, there are a few challenges we have to overcome before the system goes live.

"Our goal is to have the medical marijuana database operational on July 1 so patients can benefit under the new medical marijuana law.

"Patient safety is a priority, and we want to ensure the database is properly working before it is available statewide."


Update: Shoreline Cooperative Preschool still looking for a location

Shoreline Cooperative Preschool finds temporary home at Shoreline Center - preschool not able to secure lease agreement at a Scottish Rite building

The Shoreline Cooperative Preschool, one of three non-profit, affordable preschools that was located in the North City Elementary School, is still looking for a permanent location. The preschool had planned to move to the Scottish Rite building, but an agreement could not be reached. The preschool was able to find a temporary location at the Shoreline Center for only one year. They are very hopeful that with the community's support, a new space can be found within the next year.

Shoreline Cooperative Preschool would like to thank the Shoreline School District, the City of Shoreline, the Shoreline City Council, Council of Neighborhoods, and the Shoreline Community College for their continued support in the school's quest to find a new location.

Information about potential locations for the preschools can be sent to Director Jessica Gesinger and Co-Director Kyrie Cataldo.

Shoreline Cooperative Preschool has been in existence for 50 years, and for the last 40 years the school has been affiliated with Shoreline Community College. Shoreline Cooperative Preschool offers low-cost, developmentally appropriate preschool for children from 1-5 years old and college level education classes for their parents or guardians.


Shoreline officer seriously hurt in Hawaii needs funds to be returned to Seattle for medical treatment

Sgt. Wing Woo, Shoreline Police officer
injured in Hawaii
Photo courtesy B-Town Blog
From our News Partner, the B-Town Blog

Sgt. Wing Woo – who served as Mayor of Burien from 2002-2003 – was involved in a tragic accident this week while vacationing with his family in Maui.

Reports are that Woo and his 14-year old son were bodysurfing when he was hit by a large wave. He apparently hit his head on the ocean floor, sustaining life-threatening injuries. Woo was knocked unconscious before being found by his son moments later – lifeless and unresponsive.

When pulled from the water by his son, lifesaving efforts began immediately. Woo had no pulse and had, for all intents and purposes, drowned. He went into full cardiac arrest during CPR, but after several attempts they were able to get a pulse. He was transported to Maui Memorial in a coma. Woo had ingested a considerable amount of sand and seawater, which quickly became the emergent threat to his life. Due to his extremely unstable condition, doctors were not able to perform additional necessary testing until three days after the initial accident.

Woo remained in a coma until Monday, June 27. When he was considered stable enough to breathe on his own for the duration of the 45+ minute MRI, tests were done. The MRI showed brain activity and good heart condition. However, it also showed considerable swelling on his spine. At this time, Sgt. Woo has limited mobility below the neck. The full prognosis regarding his movement is unclear at this time.

Woo is a Mount Rainier High School graduate, former Burien City Councilmember from 2000-2001, and also served as Mayor from 2002-2003.

He also served in the Burien Police Department.

Woo influenced many young people to stay off drugs and got involved with the council after concerns about fiscal responsibility, as well as enhancing and adding more parks in Burien.

After moving from Burien, Woo continued to volunteer his time with the Highline Relay for Life event for the past four years. Currently he serves as a police officer in Shoreline.

His family is devastated by this accident and are working with the Police Guild to have him airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle to see a specialist within the next 24 hours. To help cover the airlift charges, an account has been set up in his name at Heritage Bank.

The cost is $50,000 to airlift him, and organizers are trying to help defer some of the costs.

We have vetted an online GoFundMe page, which you can donate directly to here:


You can also help Sgt. Wing Woo and his family and make a donation by cash or check (checks made payable to Catherine Marino FBO: Sergeant Wing Woo) at any Heritage Bank branch Attn: Sergeant Wing Woo Account or mail them to:

    Heritage Bank
    Attn: Sergeant Wing Woo Account
    20333 Ballinger Way NE
    Shoreline, WA 98155


Shorecrest grad qualifies for the Olympics

Katrina Young

By Diane Hettrick

Katrina Young, 2010 graduate of Shorecrest High School, has just qualified for the U.S. Dive team for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the 10 meter platform event.

Katrina said, I have been diving since age nine and have known early on how much I cherish this sport. I have aspired to be on an Olympic Team since I was young and competed and finaled in the 2012 Olympic Trials. 

Katrina graduated from Florida State University in 2015. During that time she set and continues to hold the 10 meter platform record for FSU and the ACC, set the 1 meter record, and became a three time ACC Champion and three time NCAA All American.

She has been in full-time training in Florida with coach John Proctor since her college graduation. Katrina's parents, Sean and Carol Young, live in Shoreline.

From the Team USA blog:
"Young, 24, began diving at the age of 9 and earned a platform silver medal at the 2005 Junior Pan American Championships. Two years later she broke her right leg across the growth plate, which began a long and difficult journey back to form before making her first national team in 2013." 
"She becomes the second Olympian in her family. Her grandmother, Elaine Young, was a sprinter at the London 1948 Olympic Games."

Help local girl get to the Olympics

Unlike most other countries who send competitors to the Olympics, the U.S. Government provides no funding for the athletes, who are expected to raise their own funds.

Once they quality, there is some help from USA Diving, but Olympians still need to raise funds to cover the rest of their expenses.

Katrina has a GoFundMe site for donations and welcomes the support of her local community.


AG: Volkswagen to pay $26M to Washington over consumer fraud

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

From the Office of the State Attorney General

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a more than $26 million agreement with Volkswagen over its deceptive marketing of its “clean diesel” vehicles, plus restitution for consumers and billions in investments in clean technology development and environmental mitigation.

The $26.1 million recovery is believed to represent the third-largest Consumer Protection recovery in Washington’s history.

In related litigation, hundreds of millions of dollars will be returned to Washington consumers as restitution, and Volkswagen will either buy back or repair affected vehicles.

“Consumers specifically sought these supposedly green vehicles in an effort to make a better choice for the environment, only to discover Volkswagen deliberately deceived them,” Ferguson said. “Volkswagen pulled a bait-and-switch on Washington consumers, and our agreement holds them accountable.”

The announcement is part of a series of state and federal agreements that will provide cash payments to affected consumers and require Volkswagen to buy back or modify certain VW and Audi 2.0-liter diesel vehicles.

AG Ferguson, along with attorneys general of five other states (Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and Tennessee), co-led a multi-state coalition of states and jurisdictions investigating the allegations against Volkswagen. The group raised numerous consumer protection claims, which are resolved by today’s agreements. They also resolve actions against Volkswagen brought by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), California and car owners in private class action suits.

As a result of the agreement with the attorneys general, Volkswagen will pay the states $1,100 per car for repeated violations of consumer protection laws, for a total of $570 million nationwide.

This includes $24,387,000 to Washington for the 22,170 affected vehicles sold in the state. Washington will also receive an additional $1,739,120 for its role as a leader in the investigation, for a total of more than $26 million.

Volkswagen will also pay $20 million to the states for their costs in investigating this matter and to establish a fund that state attorneys general can utilize for future initiatives, including investigations concerning emissions violations and automobile compliance.

Under the agreements, Volkswagen is required to implement a restitution and recall program for more than 475,000 owners and lessees of 2.0-liter diesel vehicles, of the model year 2009 through 2015 at a maximum cost of just over $10 billion. This includes 22,170 vehicles in Washington. See the list in the full article here.

The agreement preserves all claims under state environmental laws. Consequently, Washington maintains the right to seek environmental penalties from Volkswagen for its violations of environmental and emissions laws and regulations. The full details of the agreement are available online.


Superintendent Miner awarded WASA scholarship

Supt. Rebecca Miner at the 2014 Rotary Cup Game.
Her scarf has school colors for both high schools

The Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) recently honored Shoreline Public Schools Superintendent Rebecca Miner with the 2016 Dr. Doyle E. Winter Scholarship for Administrative Leadership in Education at their awards banquet in Spokane on June 27, 2016.

WASA noted Miner was selected for her vision for K-12 public education over the next 10 years that provides opportunity; promotes civic involvement; and educates all students by closing opportunity gaps, promoting equity, providing enrichment and intervention, and promoting achievements in public education.

“From the day Superintendent Miner arrived, she has pursued a vision of inclusiveness and excellence for all students and has demonstrated a strong commitment to the district's equity work,” said School Board President David Wilson.  

School Board Vice President Debi Ehrlichman added,

“She is often seen at school events and out in the community, engaging all staff and families in the important work of educating the children and youth entrusted to us.” 

The $1,000 scholarship, which is cosponsored by Piper Jaffray and Co., is presented by WASA to one school administrator a year to support their continued education and professional development. Miner is currently completing her doctorate in educational leadership from Washington State University.

“I am honored and grateful to receive this award to support my doctoral studies,” said Miner.


Rock in the Park July 10 for Pinky's Passion

On Sunday, July 10, 2016, Pinky’s Passion for a Parkinson’s Cure will be  holding Rock in the Park.

Three local bands, Stickshift Annie with Kimball and the Fugitives, The Brian Butler Blues Band and Third  Train Running  will be playing a blend of rock n roll, blues and
Americana at Cromwell Park, 18020 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline 98133,  from noon until 3:00pm.   

Chef Lynn’s food truck will be there to provide lunch or maybe a snack, the kids can have their faces painted or play a game, and a raffle will be held with the top prize being two Seahawks tickets for the September 25th game vs. San Francisco 49ers at 1:05pm.

There are lots of other prizes, too, including a $100 Amazon gift card and $50 gift cards to Claim Jumpers, Nike, and Toys R Us (and more) as well as a trio of boardgames for your family.


This fun, family event is being held to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease and raise funds for Pinky’s Passion for a Parkinson’s Cure.

All donations will go toward fighting this disease. Pinky’s Passion is a 501 (c)(3) public charity.


Protect pets from Fourth of July fireworks

Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) offers these tips to help your pet cope with the noise from fireworks, and reduce the chance that it runs away.
  • Keep your pet secured indoors in the quietest room of your home while fireworks are audible. You can also use soothing music or television as a distraction. Some pets will stay calmer when placed in a secure crate in a darkened, quiet room.
  • If your pet is normally kept outside, bring them inside or put them in a well-ventilated garage or shed or in a basement while fireworks are going off.
  • Make sure your pet has at least two forms of identification. This can be a pet license and personalized tag, a license and a microchip, or all three (license, tag, and microchip). Pets with ID have a much greater chance of being returned to their owners.
  • Don't assume that your pet won’t react just because you haven’t had problems in the past. Sometimes, pets become sensitive to loud noises later in life.

If your pet is lost, check with PAWS, and check back often. It may take some time before spooked pets are brought to shelters.

Animal Shelter

Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, and Kenmore's primary animal shelter is operated by PAWS Progressive Animal Welfare Society. PAWS is located in the City of Lynnwood about 20 minutes north, just off of Highway 99.

PAWS, 15305 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98087, 425-787-2500.

The PAWS website has extensive information about searching for a lost pet.


Dale Turner Family YMCA to feed children in need during the summer

Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child’s need for good nutrition.

The Dale Turner Family YMCA is proud to announce the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP), which provides free, nutritious meals and snacks to help children get the nutrition they need to learn, play and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

Hunger is one of the most severe roadblocks to the learning process. Lack of nutrition during the summer months may set up a cycle for poor performance once school begins again. Hunger also may make children more prone to illness and other health issues. The SFSP is designed to fill the gap over the summer months and make sure children can get the nutritious meal they need.

Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger. These sites are open to anyone 18 and younger to come and enjoy a free meal and some activities or just a place to hang out for a little while.

The Y anticipates serving 6500 meals in the Shoreline area this summer.

Meals will be provided at the following sites:

The Vineyard Church/Turning Point
Site Address: 1315 N 160th St Shoreline 98133
Dates of Service: June 28 – July 21; Tuesday and Thursday
Meal Type:  Lunch
Meal Time: 12:00pm-12:30pm
Contact: Angela Ferrara
Phone Number: 206-313-0898

Ronald United Methodist
Site Address: 17839 Aurora Ave N Shoreline 98133
Dates of Service: June 27 – August 26; Monday - Thursday
Meal Type:  Lunch
Meal Time: 11:45am-12:45pm
Contact: Jaclyn Lavine
Phone Number: 206-678-3471

Dale Turner Family YMCA
Site Address: 19290 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133
Dates of Service: July 9-August 28; Saturday and Sunday
Meal Type: Lunch
Meal Time: 12:30-1:00pm
Contact: Julissa Vuillar
Phone Number: 206-496-9912

Echo Lake
Site Address: 19345 Wallingford N, Shoreline  98133
Dates of Service: July 6th- August 17th, Wednesday only
Meal Type: Lunch
Meal Time: 11:30-12:30
Contact: Ryan Juhre
Phone Number: 206-678-3471

Kenmore City Hall
Site Address: 18120 68th Ave NE, Kenmore, 98028
Dates of Service: July 6 – August 31; Monday - Friday
Meal Type:  Lunch
Meal Time: 11:30pm-1:00pm
Contact: Rodney Scott
Phone Number: 425-485-9797

Chase Lake Elementary School
Site Address: 21603 84th Ave W, Edmonds 98026
Dates of Service: June 27- July 29; Monday-Thursday
Meal Type:  Lunch
Meal Time: 11:45-12:45pm
Contact: Shraddah Shirude
Phone Number: 206-678-3471

Tressa Apartment Complex
Site Address: 14200 Linden Ave. N, Seattle  98133
Dates of Service: July 12-August 23; Tuesday only
Meal Type: Lunch
Meal Time: 1:00-2:00pm
Contact: Ryan Juhre
Phone Number: 206-678-3471

First Lutheran Church - Bothell
Site Address: 10207 NE 183rd St. Bothell 98011
Dates of Service: July 6-August 31; Monday-Friday
Meal Type: Lunch
Meal Time: 11:30-1:00pm
Contact: Daniel Christie
Phone Number: 425-485-9797

Site Address: 3403 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood, 98036
Dates of Service: July 11- August 25th, Monday-Thursday
Meal Type: Lunch
Meal Time: 11:15-11:50am
Contact: Maddie Botterson
Phone Number: 206-496-9912

Mill Creek
Site Address: 1415 164th St. SW, Lynnwood 98087
Dates of Service: July 11- August 25th, Monday-Thursday
Meal Type: Lunch
Meal Time: 11:15-11:50am
Contact: Stacey Argueta
Phone Number: 206-496-9912


Brown Bear - Pink Ribbon - Car Washes for a Cure

Brown Bear, pink ribbon
Photo courtesy Brown Bear
On Thursday, June 30, Brown Bear Car Wash will donate $1.00 for every car washed at any of its 22 tunnel locations to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Brown Bear Car Wash is proud to support the Fred Hutch Climb to Fight Cancer. For more information on hours and locations, see below or visit the Brown Bear website


Jobs: Payroll and Benefit Coordinator

Shoreline Community College has an opening for a Payroll and Benefit Coordinator

The Payroll and Benefits Coordinator performs payroll functions, such as the coordination and processing of payroll documents in an online positive time reporting system, as well as management of the benefits program for all eligible employees of the College.

Complete description and application information here.


North City preschools find new homes

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

North City Elementary

By Diane Hettrick

For several years, the former North City Elementary School, a closed school belonging to the Shoreline School District, has been a rental property.

It has been the home to four private preschools.

This last year, the preschools were informed that the school district was reclaiming the use of the property and they would need to find new locations for the next school year.

Originally their last day was scheduled for June 1 to accommodate construction schedules - but when the preschools pointed out to the school district that they needed time to get ready to move after the end of classes, the district extended the date to August 31. They were also offered transition space in the Shoreline Center while they looked for a permanent home.

Two schools took that option and are actively looking for space, and two found permanent homes.

North City Preschool, part of Shoreline Community College, will be housed at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Shoreline.

Director Cathy Childs sent this statement:

"North City Cooperative Preschool is pleased to announce we have secured a new location for our program that has been thriving in the area for the past 50 years. Currently located at the North City Elementary Building, we will be moving to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church located at 14514 20th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155, and will be open for classes this coming Fall, September 2016.

"NCCP would like to thank the many members in our community who reached out and offered ideas, possible solutions and support along the way during the arduous task of finding our new home. This included concerned private individuals, as well as members from the Shoreline City Council, Lake Forest Park City Council, King County Council, Shoreline Community College and Shoreline School District.

"Most of all we would like to thank the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Community, including Pastor Pam Russell, for not only recognizing the strength and mission of our program, but opening their doors to us, and allowing us to use a beautiful space that we look forward to calling home.

"We also want to give a special thanks to the other SCC Cooperative Preschools and all our members who have worked so hard to help us preserve our programs so that we may continue to serve children and families, while building strong communities in the greater Shoreline area.

ShoreNorth preschool, also a SCC school, will move to Seattle Lord of Glory Church’s education building on Forest Park Dr NE in Shoreline. Their statement:

"After 40 years of renting from Shoreline School District, Shorenorth Cooperative Preschool began in 1972, along with her other sister co ops were told that the District has no more room for them anymore. We have worked tirelessly since October to find a new landlord and the search is finally over! Seattle Lord of Glory church (19931 Forest Park Dr NE in Shoreline) has a quiet education building that they use on Sundays that they are willing to lease to us M-F. It is a small but the outdoor environment promises to be transformed (with a little bit of elbow grease) into a delightful place where children can explore. The church leadership is focused on family and excited about us filling the space with families, education and community! They generously have offered to let us use their fellowship hall on scheduled community events / parent education nights. We look forward to serving Shoreline in Early Learning for children 0-5 years and we thank the City of Shoreline for their responsiveness."

Shoreline Cooperative Preschool is the third SCC preschool at North City. A lease arrangement they were working on did not finalize, so they are still looking for space. (See article)

Tessera Arts Preschool is a private school with a focus on the arts. They opened in 1998 and have been leasing from the Shoreline School District since then.

Linda Jones from Tessera reports that "The district has generously offered space at the Shoreline Center for another year, and Tessera Arts will locate there while looking for a permanent space."

Updated with new information (and a new logo) 06-30-2016


PSRC seeking comment on Draft Public Participation Plan

The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking public comment on its draft Public Participation Plan. The 45-day public comment period will run from June 27 to August 10, 2016. The draft Public Participation Plan is available online from PSRC's Information Center at 206-464-7532.
How to make a comment:
  • Email: Michele Leslie at
  • US Mail: Michele Leslie, 1011 Western Ave, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98104
  • In person: Any PSRC board or committee meeting, see calendar
The Puget Sound Regional Council is updating its Public Participation Plan to reflect its current practices for public involvement, consultation with interested parties, interagency consultation, and agency governance and operations, all in one document for public reference.
PSRC worked with its membership, boards and committees, interagency consultation process, stakeholder groups, interested parties and the public to develop its public involvement practices. PSRC adopted its first Public Participation Plan in 1993.  It was updated in 1994, 2002, 2007 and last in 2012. It was refined through public processes by incorporating outreach strategies that proved effective in involving the public during specific studies, as well as new federal and state guidance.

PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth and transportation planning in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 county, city, port, transit, tribal and state agencies serving the region. It coordinates the distribution of about $240 million in Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration funds each year. PSRC sets priorities and evaluates the most efficient ways to target those funds to support state and local transportation and growth management plans.


Neighbors can help Richmond Beach United We Stand Camp members

United We Stand encampment April 2015
Photo copyright Marc Weinberg

By Evan Smith

When the United We Stand encampment comes to the Richmond Beach Congregational Church July 1 for a three-month stay, neighbors will have several ways to help.

Camp members recently gave this list of their top 10 needs:
  1. Pallets
  2. Tarps
  3. Men's clothing and shoes, pants -- shorts size 34-38, shirts large to 2xl, shoes 10-11
  4. Gift cards for Target, Home Depot, Ross, Goodwill, Lowe’s, Fred Meyer etc.
  5. Personal hygiene products, lotions, shampoo, razors
  6. Gift cards for food or food in general
  7. Donations for bus passes, pay for meds, laundry, etc.
  8. Wood -- 2x4, 4x4, plywood  
  9. Medical supplies, heat wraps, blankets
  10. Tents (need to be in good condition or new)

United We Stand has listed other needs on the Greater Seattle Cares website.

People who want to serve meals to camp members can look for a place on a camp meals’ calendar.

The calendar shows, for example, that groups already have committed to provide dinners July 1, 5, 12, 19, 20 and 26; Aug. 2, 9, 16, 17, 23 and 30; and Sept. 6, 13, 20, 21 and 27.

St. Dunstan’s Church provides dinners every Tuesday evening; another church provides dinners the third Wednesday of every month.

Check the camp’s dinner calendar here


Girls Try Hockey for Free July 10

Leaning how to stand up on the ice

Attend the Girls' Try Hockey For Free event hosted by Western Washington Female Hockey Association.

The goal is to get more girls on the ice enjoying the great game of ice hockey. It's FREE and no experience necessary, however, register online early as space is limited.

Sunday, July 10, 3:15pm - 4:15pm. Note: Please arrive 30-45 minutes early to get skates sized.
Ideal Age: 4 - 9 years old (all are welcome). No experience needed at all!
Cost: Free
Highland Ice Arena, 18005 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133.

What to Bring
  • A bike helmet, warm clothes/sweats, and mittens/gloves
  • We will provide skates and sticks... and other hockey gear - while supplies last
  • If you own hockey equipment bring it, but if not -- no worries!

For more information email or see the website.


Jobs: Program Coordinator - Basic Food Employment and Training program

Shoreline Community College has an opening for a Program Coordinator - Basic Food Employment and Training program

Under the general supervision of the Program Specialist 3, the Program Coordinator will provide support to the Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program in the Workforce Education department. Typical duties include assisting current/prospective students with inquiries, initial intake appointments, completing the program application, and general questions related to program policies/procedures. The position will provide extensive administrative support to the program, including inputting data into various database systems, processing applications, tracking participant eligibility, maintaining record-keeping and filing systems, and assist in preparing quarterly invoicing for State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.

Note: This is a one (1) year temporary position that may continue should additional funding be secured.

Complete description and application information here


Jobs: Transportation Planning Specialist

 Transportation Planning Specialist 3

WSDOT has two opportunities for enterprising transportation/urban planners who have strong analytical abilities, project management experience, and excellent communication skills. These positions will serve as key team members for corridor planning and pre-design efforts within Snohomish and King County, working from the Shoreline office.

Complete description and application here


Department of Health: Medical marijuana database may not be operational by July 1

From the State Department of Health

The Department of Health wants medical marijuana patients and providers to be prepared for possible delays when the new medical marijuana law takes effect July 1.

The law requires DOH to oversee the development and administration of the medical marijuana authorization database.

We are currently experiencing some software challenges with the database, and it may not be ready by July 1.

The database is necessary to produce recognition cards. Under the new law, recognition cards are required if patients and designated providers 21 and older wish to have access to the following benefits:
  • Purchase products sales-tax free. 
  • Purchase up to three times the current legal limit for recreational users. 
  • Purchase high-THC infused products. 
  • Grow more than four plants in their residence. 
  • Have full protection from arrest, prosecution, and legal penalties, although patients will still have an affirmative defense. 

Patients and providers can still purchase marijuana from authorized retail stores; however, they can’t take advantage of the benefits until the database is operational.

The department is committed to ensuring patient safety, and it will continue to work on having the database ready as soon as possible.

We will issue a status update no later than Thursday if we can’t meet the deadline.


Another Successful Shoreline Arts Festival in the Books

From the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council would like to thank everyone who came out to take pART in the 26th Annual Shoreline Arts Festival.

With incredible artworks to view, purchase, and make, memorable performances, fascinating cultural exhibits, delicious food and drink, and fantastic weather, it was truly a weekend to remember!

Plus, awards and $2,000+ in cash and merchandise prizes were given to 64 youth artists and 20 adult artists. (See the list of winners on the Arts Council’s website)

This extraordinary celebration of our community’s creativity is made possible year after year by and an incredible group of Festival Committee members, volunteers, staff, sponsors, donors, and members, who the Arts Council is extremely grateful for.

Did you have fun at the festival? Please consider contributing to the Arts Council to help keep this keystone community event alive and thriving. It just takes a moment to donate or become an Arts Council Member, and your support goes a long way towards continuing the festival and other important Arts Council programs.

Here’s to another great Shoreline Arts Festival in 2017!

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.


Lake Forest Park blood drives very successful

Here's a report from the organizers of the blood drives Saturday and Monday in Lake Forest Park:

Many thanks to those who contributed in the Lake Forest Park Blood Drives on Saturday, June 25th at the LFP Town Center, and Monday, June 27th at the LFP Presbyterian Church.

Bloodworks Northwest retrieved the results from the two blood drives:
Total Registered Donors:  58

Units of blood collected:  26
First time donors:             11

Lives saved: Since each donation can save up to three lives, these donations will help save the lives of up to 126 patients. That’s great news!

Again, thanks to all who made this an ongoing success in our community! Your support in appreciated!


Registration open for Hillwood Soccer

Hillwood Soccer BU13

How many times has your child started school and found out his new friends are playing soccer. They ask you to sign them up, but it is too late.

Well, now is the time! Hillwood soccer is open for registration for the fall soccer season.

Hillwood Soccer Club will be forming teams for 5 years old boys and girls (born between August 1, 2010 and July 31, 2011). The practices are once or twice a week starting in mid-August. The Season begins in early September and ends late October or early November.

We will try to place players with friends, same schools or neighborhoods. 

The registration fee is $85.00 for micro-soccer, U6 to U9 (U stands for under the age of) or ages 5 to 8.

For children 9 years or older register by July 31st, U9 and above, the fee is $115.00.

For proof of age, a photocopy of a certified birth certificate (no hospital certificates) or a current passport is required at registration.

Register online

Hillwood Soccer Club is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to providing a safe and positive environment for boys and girls, to learn the game of soccer and sportsmanship.

Anyone who enjoys soccer is welcome to assist the team and the club. All parents are encouraged to help on their child's team.

This is also a perfect opportunity for high school students to earn their community service hours. We are affiliated with the Seattle Youth Soccer Association and Washington State Youth Soccer Association.

For more information, call 206-542-3353 or email.

Hillwood Soccer Club, PO Box 60226, Shoreline WA 98160


Cory's Run: San Francisco to Idaho

Cory in San Francisco

My name is Cory Henderson. I live in Shoreline and this summer I am running from San Francisco to New York City in a relay fundraiser with 22 other college-aged individuals. The trip is with the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults with the mission to spread hope and support to all young adults affected by cancer. I am personally running this summer because I lost my father to cancer in 2014. I officially became a part of this fundraiser in December of 2015 and trained for the next five months till the run would arrive.


I can’t believe that the run is finally here! We have reached day eight and it has been such a blast every day. We have been going non-stop since the minute I landed in San Francisco a few days before Send-off. The first day of the run arrived with a bright and early morning start at 5:00am. We left our host at 6:00am and arrived at Crissy Beach for breakfast and a small ceremony before our journey began. We all wrote who we were dedicating our day of running to on our legs with Sharpie and kept them on for the whole day. I dedicated my first day to my father. It never registered in my head that we would be leaving on Father’s day. It honestly felt really good to start the run then. I wasn't sad during the day, which felt strange to me. I was happy that I could honor my father in this way and it gave me warm feelings of love for him instead of what I was expecting.

After all of us as a team ran across the Golden Gate Bridge, we all divided into vans and drove to our specific legs of the day. Our first leg of the run started southwest of Sonoma and ended in Napa. I’m not exactly sure what the temperature was but I was nervous about the heat. Running over the Golden Gate Bridge felt comfortable because of the cool breeze. Once we were running in between the dry California hillsides, the heat became intense. I understood then how truly important it was to remain conscious about drinking water. I was really happy to run past the “Entering Napa” sign because I have heard of this place so many times and their vineyards. The view was really beautiful with rolling hillsides with Vineyards as far as you could see. I still have yet to have a glass of wine since turning 21 but running through all the rows of grapes makes me want to try it and learn about how a glass of wine is made.

My body felt great on the first day. I was really nervous about running the first couple of days because whatever happens during these days will show me how the whole trip will be. Luckily no shin splints, tweaked ankles and knees, or muscle strains have showed themselves. Now that we have a week completed in a 7-week adventure, I feel that this run can be a manageable challenge. What it takes is discipline to stay in tune with what my body is telling me. I do know though, there are challenges that will hit me both physically and mentally in the upcoming weeks. Other adventures that we have gone on make the harsh running days worth every step. In the past week we have jumped into an amazing waterfall, gave out Chemo Car-Bags to Cancer Patience at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Boise, ran (and at some points, sled!) through Lassen Volcanic National Park, and most recently went Skydiving as the sun rose up over the mountains in Idaho. I am so excited for another 40 days of this trip. I can’t wait to get to know my team more and share these experiences with them.

Thank you all who have donated or spread the word about the run! I can’t believe that I have reached over $11,900! It means so much to have all of your support and words of encouragement. If you would still like to donate you can! Here is the link to my fundraising page.

Please help me get over $12,000!


World Concern suspends activity in Wau, South Sudan - staff evacuated

World Concern, a Shoreline-based Christian humanitarian organization, has suspended activity and evacuated staff from Wau, South Sudan, after fighting erupted in the city on June 24 and 25.

World Concern operates One Village Transformed™ development programs in communities surrounding Wau, and serves thousands of people through projects that address livelihoods, agriculture, water, sanitation, hygiene, and education.

On June 25, four expat and six national staff were evacuated to a base in another town where World Concern operates, after experiencing sporadic gunfire and heavy artillery in Wau.

“Due to the intensity of the gunfire, we decided to evacuate out of the town,” said World Concern South Sudan Country Director Harun Ringera.

The number of casualties is unknown, but staff report hearing of looting and burning of homes in town, as well as loss of life. According to local news sources, between 10,000 and 35,000 people have fled to surrounding areas, and estimates are circulating of up to 400 people being killed in the recent violence.

“We are praying for those affected and for peace in this region,” said World Concern President Jacinta Tegman.

More information on World Concern’s programs or to donate, here.


Daily Flash at Grinders Saturday

The Daily Flash

The Daily Flash will play at Grinders on Saturday, July 2, 8pm. Cover $10.

Grinders is at 19811 Aurora N, 206-542-0627 and serves wine, beer, and giant sandwiches. 


Seattle SeaChordsmen stage a musical in barbershop harmony

Wealthy Miss Cruella DeVil lives in the new Smith Tower penthouse and has plans to chase the bums out of Hooverville and buy that land for development. Photo by Jerry Pickard.

Photos by Jerry Pickard

On Saturday, June 25, local barbershop music organization, the Seattle SeaChordsmen, staged Disney Noir, a performance with a plot, dramatizing their songs with props, costumes, and a backdrop of historical local photographs from 1930s Depression era Seattle.

The year is 1933. The place, Seattle, Washington. DISNEY NOIR follows ruthless real-estate developer Cruella de Vil as she plots to eradicate the impoverished inhabitants of what was, in real-life, one of the largest, most well-organized Hoovervilles in America, located on a nine acre site just west of Qwest Field and the Alaska Viaduct. 

Heroine Belle manages the SeaChordsmen Mission, a soup kitchen for the starving Hooverville inhabitants.

Cruella schemes with the city manager to round up and jail the Hooverites and throw them in jail to clear the property she wants. Hero Steve Walker offers to help Belle get the Hooverites out of jail.  

The backdrop is a photo from the Smith Tower

Cruella has her "enforcer" bring Steve in and tries to "reason" with him to stop helping the Hooverites but Steve refuses her offer.

Hero Steve is headed for the bottom of Elliott Bay
as the Kalakala heads for Seattle

Cruella orders her "enforcer" to get rid of troublemaker Steve. The Enforcer takes Steve down to Elliott Bay to "Sleep With The Fishes".

Steve regains consciousness and realizes he has drowned as he is amid the sea life at the bottom of Elliott Bay.

The production included current Evergreen District Quartet Champs 4.O, AND international quartet Main Street.

The Seattle SeaChordsmen rehearse every Tuesday evening at 7pm at the Queen Anne Baptist Church, 2011 First Ave N. Google Map. Men of all ages and experience are welcome!

Performances are in Shoreline.


Volunteers needed for Camp Ballinger

Monday, June 27, 2016

Volunteer with Camp Ballinger and be a vital leader and role model for the children of Ballinger Homes, a King County Housing Authority public housing site in Shoreline.

Even a few hours a week will yield a huge, positive influence in their lives.

There are a variety of volunteer positions including sports, STEM projects, literacy activities, and field trips. Volunteers must be 15 years old and older.

Contact Marta Buell at the Center for Human Services, 206-631-8835.


History of the Golden Rule - sailing for a nuclear free America

Come hear the amazing history of the Golden Rule! Free presentation Friday, July 8, 2016, 3 - 5 pm at the Kenmore Public Library, 6531 NE 181st Kenmore 98028 (just a block north of 522 near Safeway).

In 1958 a crew of Quaker peace activists attempted to sail the Golden Rule to the Marshall Islands to interfere with US nuclear bomb testing. This bold,  nonviolent, direct action inspired a worldwide movement leading to the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963.

After five years of restoration by Veterans For Peace and many friends, the Golden Rule is once again sailing for a nuclear-free world and a peaceful, sustainable future!

Meet the crew and learn about the remarkable history and restoration of this historic wooden sail boat!

Event sponsored by Veterans For Peace Greater Seattle Chapter 92 Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action. For more information, call Kim Loftness at 206-349-4489, or Albert Penta at 360-793-2129.

Tour the boat on Saturday, July 9

The Golden Rule peace boat will dock at Log Boom Park Saturday, July 9th during the day, and give tours of the boat and take people sailing.  At about 1 pm the Lake Forest Park For Peace group will walk to the park for a picnic. 

The picnic and boat including tours and sailing is open to the public.


Without a trace - Mike Sutherland missing one year

Mike Sutherland
June 2015, Shoreline resident Mike Sutherland was home for the summer from school at Montana State University. His family was pleased to have him home and he seemed like the happy, easy-going, sweet guy he had always been.

His family last saw him at home on Friday, June 26, 2015 around midnight.

He has not been seen since.

He left behind his wallet, ID, and debit cards. His phone was inactive after midnight on June 26.

Family and police mounted a massive search for him, with search parties, thousands of flyers, and social media. Updates were posted on a Facebook page.

No trace.

His sister Erin holds out hope for answers.

It has now been a year since we last saw Mike. We continue to hold out hope that we will have an answer on what has happened to Mike. 
Last June Mike and Jeff attended a Mariners game. They had a great time. Started out with a burger before the game, Mike got a new M’s hat, and then sat in Kings Court against the Yankees. Got to boo A-Rod once again. 
This is a video that captures Michael perfectly.
We sure miss these games together. 
We are still looking for Mike and he is in our thoughts every single day. Please continue to pass the word that he is not forgotten, and if anyone knows anything that can help us locate Mike please let us know. 
We continue to be so grateful to our extended family, friends and our community who have done so much for us during the past year.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311 and reference case number 15-183-051.

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