Cartoon by Whitney Potter

Friday, September 30, 2016

Previous cartoons by Whitney Potter can be found under Features 
in the first column of the front page of the Shoreline Area News


LFP Budget Town Hall Meeting on October 10, 2016 cancelled

At the September 29, 2016 meeting of the Council Budget and Finance Committee, the Budget Town Hall meeting scheduled for 6:00pm on Monday, October 10, 2016, was cancelled.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to comment at each of the remaining budget meetings:

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:00pm – Budget Review at Budget and Finance Committee regular meeting
  • Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:00pm – Budget Recommendations at Budget and Finance Committee special meeting
  • Thursday, November 10, 2016, 7:00pm – Budget Public Hearing at City Council regular meeting
  • Thursday, November 17, 2016, 7:00pm – Budget Adoption at City Council regular meeting

A copy of the Mayor’s proposed budget for the 2017-2018 biennium is available for review: Mayor's Proposed Budget


Husky Saturday with the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce Oct 8

Join the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce Saturday, October 8 at Gino's Restaurant, 1430 NW Richmond Beach Rd, Shoreline 98177 for the 4:30pm kickoff of the UW - Oregon game. All ages welcome.

Free admission, free football pool, raffle, silent auction, giveaways, feed and rink specials!

Proceeds to benefit the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce.


Discounted tickets for Seattle Musical Theatre this weekend

Seattle Musical Theatre is offering steeply discounted tickets for the last two shows of their production of Working this weekend.

They are hoping to bring new people into their theater.

It's a way to encourage others who haven't experienced SMT yet to come on out and enjoy the final weekend of this seldom-done, but very timely, musical experience.
Tickets for the final two performances this Saturday and Sunday, are only $20!

These special tickets must be purchased at the door, no online purchases are available with this offer. 

Just come in, tell our box office associate that you heard about the special from our online message, and you will get the discount! 

The show on Saturday, October 1 starts at 7:30pm, with a 2pm matinee on Sunday (10/2). 

Seattle Musical Theatre, 7120 62nd Ave NE, Seattle 98115 in Magnuson Park.


Post 227 dinner meeting Tuesday

The American Legion Post 227 will hold a Light Dinner Meeting starting at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 4. The dinner will include Pizza and Salad provided by the Ladies Auxiliary.

The meeting will be held at the Post 227 building at 14521 17th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

Officers of The American Legion, 11th District, will attend the subsequent meeting, which starts at 7:00pm.  

The Honor Flight program will be featured. Our post member, Dr. Guy Boswell, a WWII vet, will tell about his recent honor flight, including how he made application, how travel arrangements were made and the experiences he had at our nation’s capital.

While you are at the meeting, you can check out the new Post Library that includes a large collection of militarily related books, video tapes and DVDs.   Any of these can be checked out, used and returned by post members without charge.

All military veterans and their guests are welcome. We hope to see you at the meeting.  


Dakota Access Pipeline meeting Thursday

Direct report and public discussion of Dakota Access Pipeline and its impact on us

Thursday, October 6, 7-9pm, Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline 98177

Portland resident D'Anne Davis will give an eye-witness report on the Native American protest at Standing Rock, ND, to protect the Missouri River aquifer from oil spills.

The report will be followed by public discussion about the protest as well as protecting our own waters from oil spills due to derailments and shipping.

For more information contact Carol Hiltner.


BALNA to get City updates at their meeting on Monday

October 3, 2016, 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the North City Water District, 1519 NE 177th St, Shoreline 98155. Lots of parking space.

Join our October Ballinger community meeting and gain important information on City activities related to our neighborhood. We'll have two guest speakers:

Speaker #1: Maureen Colaizzi, Shoreline Dept Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, will update us on the following projects:
1. Urban Forest Health Mgt Program Stewardship - Brugger’s Bog and Ballinger Open Space sites
2. Shoreline PROS Plan Update: Nov 1st and Nov 15th Public Workshops
3. North Maintenance Base Design and 25th Avenue NE sidewalk upgrades update
4. 25th Avenue Flood Reduction Project

Speaker #2: Sara Lane, Shoreline's Administrative Services Director, will provide a short presentation on City's request for a levy renewal. Sara is only presenting factual information about the levy. She will not and cannot advocate a position “for” or “against” the levy. In just a few weeks you'll be voting on the City's levy renewal request ("Proposition 1"). Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about it - and ask questions - to help inform your ballot decision.

Ballinger Neighborhood Association (BALNA) is an organization of neighbors existing solely to benefit our community, seeking to capture the best of community life, believing that neighbors need neighbors, and embracing our urban diversity and all who call the Ballinger Neighborhood "Home.


Photo: Last rose of summer

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Is this the last rose of summer? It's supposed to start raining. If it's heavy enough, it will pound the petals off the flowers and the leaves off the trees. There's a cheerful thought for you!

However, remember the poet's lines: Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying.

Don't worry about the rest of the poem, it's really sexist and somewhat depressing. Focus on the lovely yellow rose.



Richmond Beach Running Club Raffle Run Saturday morning

The Richmond Beach Running Club will be starting its Saturday morning run from the church parking lot around the corner from the Richmond Beach Coffee Company, 1442 NW Richmond Beach Rd, Shoreline 98177.

Warm-ups start at 8:00 and they start running at 8:10am.

This Saturday is the Lower Woodway route. This route has lots of variety and choices that can eliminate some miles and hills.

You can make it as short as 3 miles or as long as 10.

Finish at the RB Coffee Company for coffee with the group.

Something new this time is the Raffle. At the first run of each month, there will be a $25 Super Jock and Jill gift certificate raffle.

However the raffle only occurs IF we get at least 15 people there!


One of Kenmore's first 911 Dispatchers turns 100

Evelyn LaBorn with husband Harvey and Northshore Firefighters
Photo courtesy Northshore Fire

The crews from Station 51 were invited to attend Evelyn LaBorn’s big party on Saturday afternoon.

Evelyn and Harvey LaBorn have lived in Kenmore since 1946. Harvey was a volunteer firefighter in Kenmore for 30 years, starting in 1949. Evelyn was one of Kenmore’s first 911 dispatchers and would answer the phone at their home when emergency calls came in.

The Northshore Fire Department celebrates Evelyn’s special day and her service to our community!


Four simultaneous exhibits at Shoreline City Hall

With 17 local artists spread across four differently-themed exhibitions, Shoreline’s City Hall will be transformed into an art museum beginning with a joint reception on Thursday, October 13, 2016, 5:00 – 7:00pm.
Chris Crites "Trotsky and Trotsky's Brain"

Russia, Mother Russia, guest-curated by Chris Crites, investigates perceptions of Russia during a politically sensitive time in the work of Monica Rochester, Tracy Boyd, Jess Bonin, Kate Vrijmoet, Juliet Shen, Kerstin Graudins, Christian French, Janet Galore, Chris Rollins, Rich Lehl, and Chris Crites.

It will be on view on through 4th floor through April 21, 2017 (M-F, 9:00-5:00 pm)

Eric Brown "Neon"
Toaster and Teslas, co-curated by Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council and the City of Shoreline.

This exhibit focuses on the general theme of totemic items in our modern life, and the idea of identity through design, featuring the work of Brian Kern, Eric Brown, Fiona McCargo, and Michael Baran.

On view on the 3rd floor till December 12, 2016.
Mimi Sturman "Transmigration"

Rounding out the group exhibitions are two solo presentations by Shoreline artists, both reflecting on narrative:

Mimi Sturman: The Transmigration of Stinging Souls Returning to Roost in Halcyon on the 3rd floor and Sue Ellen Zhang: Integrated Expansion on the 2nd floor, both on view till December 12, 2016.


Summer residency program for high school juniors at Museum of Flight

Washington Aerospace Scholars is a distance-learning and summer residency program for high school juniors that emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math, and encourages students to consider careers in these fields

Phase One of the WAS program runs from December 2016-May 2017 and consists of a NASA and UW designed online curriculum that focused on space and space travel and provides college credit for scholars.

Students can earn acceptance into Phase Two, a six-day Summer Residency at The Museum of Flight in June or July 2017. During their residency, students will design a human mission to Mars guided by aerospace professionals, tour engineering facilities, and compete in hands-on engineering challenges.

The WAS program is open to high school juniors throughout Washington. Applicants must be US Citizens and Washington State Residents. The student deadline for the 2016-17 cycle is November 4, 2016.

Washington math and science teachers are also invited to apply as Online Academic Evaluators from December to May and Summer Residency Facilitators for one six-day session in either June or July. Stipends, 60 clock hours, and all room/board and travel expenses are provided to participating teachers. The 2016-17 deadline for teacher applications is November 4, 2016.

For questions, contact Paz Clearwater, Education Specialist, The Museum of Flight, 206-764-5876.


Shoreline Planning Commission to study regulation of commercial storage facilities

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Shoreline Planning Commission
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 7:00pm,
City Hall Council Chambers, 17500 Midvale Ave N.

Regular Meeting

Agenda Highlights - Link to full Agenda

  • Study Item on Future Regulation of Self Storage Facilities
The Council has placed a six-month moritorium on permitting new self-storage facilities.

Link to full Packet

Comment on Agenda items


Book Review by Aarene Storms: Baba Yaga's Assistant

Baba Yaga's Assistant
by Marika McCoola

illustrated by Emily Carroll

Masha knows all kinds of stuff about Baba Yaga:

*  She lives in a house that walks around on chicken legs.

*  She flies around at night in a mortar and pestle.

and most of all

*  She eats naughty children (or turns them into goldfish).

But the stories also say that a girl who works hard to complete all the chores she assigns will earn a fine (and probably magical) reward.

So when Masha's dad brings home a new wife and stepdaughter, Masha doesn't hesitate: she heads for the woods, and seeks out the walking house. Baba Yaga doesn't hand out easy tasks. Masha needs all of her courage and ingenuity to avoid being eaten. And at the end of the story...


You didn't really expect me to tell you how it ends, did you?

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

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


Halloween Carnival and Silent Auction for kids 1-8 year olds

Shoreline Cooperative Preschool Fundraiser – Open to the Public, Free entry, Indoor event

Grab your costume and join Shoreline Cooperative Preschool for their 29th annual Halloween Carnival and Silent Auction - Saturday, October 22 from 10 am – 2 pm.

Each year SCP hosts this fun-filled (non-scary) carnival geared towards kids ages 1-8.

This indoor event is open to the public with free admission. Tickets for carnival games are just 4 tickets for $1.00. The silent auction will run throughout the day featuring exciting items and services for the whole family donated by local businesses.

All proceeds from the event support Shoreline Cooperative, a non-profit preschool.

There’s plenty to do for both kids and adults including:

● Silent Auction with tons of items and packages to bid on
● Raffle for $200 and $100 Amazon gift card
● Lots of games with prizes for everyone who plays (4 tickets for $1)
● Face-painting and balloons
● Bake sale and Food Trucks
● Costumes encouraged!

The event is located at the Shoreline Community College – 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133. Event details, auction items, or to learn about their non-profit preschool here


Photos: Shorewood girls' soccer vs Stanwood 9-27

Shorewood girls soccer vs Stanwood
At Shoreline Stadium 9-27-16
Stanwood 4  - Shorewood 0

Photos by Wayne Pridemore

Shorewood's Delaney Green, in white, shields a Stanwood opponent from the ball.

T-Bird Grace Morehouse, #6, passes the ball down field towards a team mate.

Shorewood's Jessie Wymer, #13, goes down after being hit from the side by a Stanwood player.

Maren Blomso, Shorewood's #14, has the inside position and controls the ball.


Shorecrest vs Edmonds-Woodway - unbeaten team record stands

Varsity boys tennis WesCo 2A/3A
Shorecrest vs Edmonds-Woodway
At Kellogg MS courts

Shorecrest 5 - Edmonds-Woodway 2
Shorecrest overall record 12-0

Shorecrest lost one singles games and one doubles, to take the meet 5-2.


1.  Cole Batra SC vs Nick Berni 1-6, 5-7
2.  Jacob Goldstein-Street SC vs Arun Kalohke 6-3, 6-0
3.  Steven Zhu SC vs Jordan Megireron 6-0, 6-1
4.  Winston Park SC vs Jacob Willcox 6-2, 6-3


1.  Reed Tangeman / Kasey Shibayama SC vs Jack Rettenmier / Erik Ratchford 7-6, (7-1), 6-2
2.  Chris King / David Kim SC vs Drew Boland / Lachlan Rogan 2-6, 2-6
3.  Micah Glesener / Sam Rowbotham SC vs Harrison Steiner / Josh Capuzzi 6-3, 6-3

--Coach Robert Mann


Shorewood tennis 9-28 and 9-29 - clean sweep of Lynnwood and Meadowdale

Prep WesCo South Boys Tennis 9/28 and 9/29

Shorewood vs Lynnwood
Shorewood vs Meadowdale

Shorewood swept Lynnwood 7-0 on Tuesday and Meadowdale on 7-0 Thursday to complete a sweep in singles and doubles. The wins improve the T-Bird's record to 5-1 in league and 10-2 overall. 

Leading their team to victories were Gunnar Thorstenson at number 1 singles and Jack Bong, Andrew Counter and Joseph Jang at number 1 doubles.

The Thunderbirds remain in second place in league only one game behind first place.

Shorewood will host Mountlake Terrace on Tuesday October 4th and Shorecrest October 6th at 3:30pm.



1. Gunnar Thorstenson SW def. Alex Mellen LY 4-6, 6-0, 6-0
2. Steven Lin SW def. Takara Truong LY 6-4, 6-4
3. Peter Smith SW def. Andrew Hong LY 6-1, 6-3
4. Joseph Jang won by forfiet


1. Jack Bong / Andrew Counter SW def. Barnaby French / Evan Wu LY 6-2, 6-1
2. Jack Stensrud / James Qiu SW def. Mathew Mansfield / Nic Crouse LY 6-0, 6-1
3. Aden Helland / Ji Yu SW def. Minh Le / Long Nguyen LY 6-0, 6-1


1. Gunnar Thorstenson SW def. David Kim MD 6-0, 6-0
2. Andrew Counter SW def. Ben Fahey MD 4-6, 6-4, 6-0
3. Steven Lin SW def. Daniel Tameishi MD 6-0, 6-0
4. Ari Webb SW def. Jake Kim MD 6-0, 6-0


1. Jack Bong / Joseph Jang SW def. Kristoph Ty / Kjelli Berisha MD 6-0, 6-3
2. Ji Yu / Aden Helland SW def. Ryan Johnson / Justin Sittauer MD 7-6 (7-1), 6-3
3. Max Buma / James Qiu SW def. Lopaka Marshall / Vlad / Myrony MD 6-4. 6-1

--Coach Arnie Moreno


CORRECTION: No shuttle to Husky game from Shoreline Park n Ride - special Husky shuttle from Shoreline Community College

Where to park and catch the Husky Shuttle
on the SCC campus Friday

No park-and-ride shuttles: Since the UW-Stanford game on Friday (kickoff at 6pm) will not be on a weekend, Metro is not operating Husky Shuttle service from area park-and-rides, as has been provided in partnership with UW during Saturday games.

Husky Special and regular metro bus transit routes used by Husky fans are not fully available or are being rerouted away from the Stadium.

Instead, the UW Athletic Department has set up its own shuttle service, with a stop at Shoreline Community College. The fee is $5 - if you register before midnight Thursday, it's $4. Shuttles start running at 2:30pm - if you are paying at the lot, it will be on a space available basis.

Shoreline Community College #2000 lot
16101 Greenwood Ave N

SCC is a shuttle stop location for the UW - Stanford Football game parking on Friday afternoon. Shuttles run from 2-10pm and pick up and drop off by the #2000 upper parking lot. Signage will direct drivers to the lower gravel lot, starting at 3pm if the upper lot fills.

Husky Shuttle webpage for UW - Stanford game.

The Husky transportation information page is here.


Reserve a seat for the first Shorewood Culinary Arts dinner

The Culinary Arts program at Shorewood puts on a series of fund-raising dinners during the school year, each headed by an industry chef who supervises a team of students.

The series of Chef dinners will begin with a long time colleague and supporter of the program, Chef Shubert Ho of Bar Dojo and Salt and Iron, both located in Edmonds.

The dinner is scheduled for Thursday, October 27th at 6pm. The cost of the dinner is $40.00 per person and will be held in three locations at the school, 17300 Fremont Ave N, Shoreline 98133.

Money raised at these events fund Culinary Arts education, including the purchase of new kitchen equipment, teaching materials, field trips, student Chef coats and garden supplies.

Those who have attended a previous dinner should note that the payment method has changed and they are using Brown Paper Tickets for all reservations. Purchase the number of seats you would like at this link.

Another change is that each chef dinner will open for reservations approximately one month prior to the dinner. We are no longer taking reservations for more than one dinner at a time. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes, but it will help us to maintain a proper count and allow the district accounting department to better balance the cash flow.

The next dinner is scheduled for January 26, 2017 with Executive Chef Breanna Beike of the Seattle Yacht Club.


Flags at half-staff

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation, Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff immediately, to honor the memory of former President and Prime Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Friday, September 30, 2016.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

Please call 360-239-1317 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.


New artwork at Town Center Park

Residents may notice some of the artwork at Town Center Park changing as the one-year loan program comes full circle and some work leaves while new work arrives. For the next year the park will have John Zylstra’s “Tsunami Memorial” and Ken Turner’s “Dancer.”

Tsunami Memorial by John Zylstra
Photo courtesy City of Shoreline

“Tsunami Memorial” commemorates the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, triggered by a massive earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Inspired by the remnant structures left behind by the disaster, Zylstra created a towering, lantern-like artwork with windows reminiscent of shoji screens.

In keeping with the battered and eroded surfaces of surviving buildings, he also gave the sculpture a weathered look, complete with rust patina and industrially battered pendulum in the middle, which also functions as a bell (a wooden mallet is attached to one of the legs). A solar element is designed to make it glow with light at night.

Dancer by Ken Turner
Photo courtesy City of Shoreline

Turner’s “Dancer” evokes a sense of stop-motion photography with its series of outlines that seem to capture the spirit of a dancer in motion, dress swinging out to one side. Whimsical and playful, with shiny stainless steel, the “Dancer” offers a contrast to “Tsunami Memorial” and helps create a range of scale and style at Shoreline’s Town Center Park.

Town Center Park is on the Interurban Trail in front of City Hall, between Aurora and Midvale from 175th to 185th.


Job: Executive Assistant for Shoreline Fire Department


Shoreline Fire Department is seeking an Executive Assistant to join our team. This position supports our Executive Team (Fire Chief, Assistant Chiefs, Administrative Director), the Board of Fire Commissioners and our Finance Manager. This position maintains a confidential relationship with the Fire Chief and the Executive Team.  Duties are varied and complex and include (but are not limited to) report writing, research, data entry, accounting, data analysis, payroll backup and other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will have the following characteristics:

·        Ability to prioritize assignments and manage multiple deadlines

·        Excellent organizational skills and follow-up

·        Must be a team player

·        Strong computer skills, and proficient in Microsoft Office program

·        Must be self-motivated and efficient

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills

We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefit.

For additional information and application, please visit our website or view the full description.


Friendly alternative to Halloween at Kingdom Community Worship Harvest Fest

The time has come for our annual Kingdom Community Worship and Outreach Center (KCWOC) Harvest Fest!

It is a community event offered as an "alternative" for celebrating Halloween (We do encourage friendly costumes).

There will be a lot of games, candy, prizes, food and music during this free event.  

Admission is free and the community is invited.

Kingdom Community Worship and Outreach Center
6th Annual Harvest Fest Carnival
October 28, 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm,
at the Shoreline Community College Gymnasium,
16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133.


New Drop-In Pickleball Program at the Spartan Recreation Center

Drop-in pickleball at Spartan Rec
Photo courtesy City of Shoreline

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in America, and with good reason.

It’s a fun active game that anyone can play at any age or ability.

The Spartan Recreation Center has started offering drop-in Pickleball on Tuesdays and Fridays from Noon – 2:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am -2:00pm.

Drop-in Rates (18+) are $3 for Shoreline Residents / $4 for non-residents. Senior rate(60+): $2 / Res. $3 Non-Res.

Six courts available. Nets, balls and paddles provided!  For more information call 206-801-2600.


Washington state awarded grant to support growth of charter schools

Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction announced that Washington state was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help support the growth of its charter schools.

The Department’s Charter Schools Program (CSP), which provides funding for high-quality public charter schools, awarded the grant. It will total $6,973,684 during the next three school years, starting in 2016-17.

“We know from the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision that schools aren’t being funded equitably by the state,” said Randy Dorn, superintendent of public instruction. 
“And that includes our charter schools. They are relatively new for us and they need support and guidance to meet their goals. If the state is going to have charter schools, we need to make sure they are given the resources they need to keep providing high-quality education to their students. The grant will help that happen.”

The grant’s purpose is to support the growth of new, high-quality public school options, including charter schools, across the state. That will be done through additional professional development and for curricula and classroom materials, as well as for financial assistance to planning, design, and initially implement new charter schools in Washington.

“The law doesn’t allow for the spending of local levies on charter schools,” said Joshua Halsey, executive director of the Washington state Charter School Commission. “This money will help those schools increase student achievement of students attending charter schools, especially educationally disadvantaged students who have historically struggled in traditional public school settings.”

The grant will be administered by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the State Board of Education, the Charter School Commission and Spokane Public Schools.


Ridgecrest Elementary playfield improvement project

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Construction is underway on a playfield improvement project at Ridgecrest Elementary School.

Crews are currently excavating and leveling surfaces on the site to make way for a new playfield that will provide the school and community with athletic and recreational opportunities for many years to come.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The project, which is expected to be complete this December, will include a new synthetic turf playfield, basketball backboard and pole, picnic tables, benches and wood fiber safety surfacing.

The $1.4 million project is being funded by a bond approved by Shoreline Public Schools voters in 2006.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The playfield design was completed by D.A. Hogan and Associates and A-1 Landscaping and Construction is constructing the playfield.


Apply now for LFP Holiday Crafts Fairs at Town Center – due Oct 5

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The deadline for vendor applications for the upcoming Holiday Crafts Fairs at Lake Forest Park Town Center is fast approaching, and artists and crafters are encouraged to apply now to be a part of this exciting, annual tradition.

This year’s Holiday Crafts Fairs will be held from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, November 20 and Sunday, December 18 so that shoppers can get a jump on Black Friday shopping and pick-up those last-minute Christmas and Hanukkah gifts. Each craft fair will be held in conjunction with special fall Lake Forest Park Farmers Markets.

All applications must be received by Wednesday, October 5th and only complete application packets will be considered. Washington artists and crafters of all kinds are encouraged to apply and share their work with our community. Applications, full instructions, and more information about the fairs can be found at

Holiday Crafts Fairs and the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market are presented each year by Third Place Commons, a community-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering real community in real space. Third Place Commons is located in Lake Forest Park Town Center at 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park 98155.


Continuing Education: Bold and Fiery Floral Arrangements for Fall

Photo by Lee Lageschulte
Bold and Fiery Floral Arrangements for Fall
Students will learn to design a low, oblong floral centerpiece with seasonal flowers. We will use a combination of fresh flowers, as well as some permanent materials to create a long lasting centerpiece that would be appropriate for a table decoration.

Flower Identification, care, handling and preparation procedures to make fresh flowers last longer will be discussed. Use of floral tools, such as knives, scissors and floral clippers and proper cleaning of containers will also be discussed.

Step by step instruction as well as written instructions will be used as class source materials. All floral materials will be supplied and students will take home a completed arrangement. Students should bring a floral knife, scissors and clippers to the class.

6:30-9:00pm - Wednesdays
Three Class Sections:
Section 1: 10/19
Section 2: 10/26
Section 3: 11/2

SCC, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Building 2900, Room 2920A (maps)
Instructor: Walton, B. - CEART 200 - Items 6587, 6588, 6589

Continuing Education at Shoreline Community College offers a wealth of classes and workshops open to the community.

For more information about the course and registration information, contact Ron Carnell 206-533-6706.


Update: Shoreline Police Sgt. Wing Woo

Wing Woo at Harborview
Photo by Tracy Cooper
Sgt. Wing Woo was seriously injured in an accident on June 24 while vacationing with his family on Maui.

Wing and his 14-year old son, Tony, were body surfing when he was hit by a large wave. He hit his head on the ocean floor sustaining life threatening injuries.

Wing was knocked unconscious before being found by his son moments later, lifeless and unresponsive.

After a fund-raising drive guaranteed the payment, he was brought to Seattle on a fully-staffed medical flight and taken to Harborview via Shoreline Fire.

He was paralyzed, able to move only one toe. He had several surgeries to relieve pressure on the spine.

Two months ago, still in Harborview, he was able to fully extend his right leg from the knee while sitting in his wheelchair and able to grasp with one hand, a positive sign.

A month later, he continued to show progress with mobility and had even begun to regain some slight movement on his left side, while continuing to strengthen his right side.

His personality was irrepressible. According to Tracy Cooper, who set up the GoFundMe site,
"Wing does not take himself too seriously and the accident has not hampered his sense of humor in the least bit. He had us laughing the entire time while recounting his antics with the nurses and student nurses at Harborview. 
When not in therapy, Wing wheels his chair around the floor and visits others who have suffered similar injuries, providing encouragement and no doubt laughs as well." 

Five days ago, Tracy wrote about the family's frustration with the medical insurance. Woo had been transferred to a rehab facility to learn how to live at home, paralyzed, in a wheelchair.

"Wing has been transferred twice in the last three weeks to two different care facilities. Unfortunately, neither has provided the level of care needed and, in some cases, not even the most basic of needs were met." 

The family found an appropriate facility, but insurance refused to pay and the family is paying out of pocket. They also found that insurance does not pay for the medical equipment needed for him to live at home.

Meanwhile, Tracy says, "Wing continues to be Wing. He fights to get better every day. He works hard in therapy every day. His family is thankful for every small sign of progress and improvement."

The current rehabilitation center is working with Wing to encourage him to move his wheelchair by using his hand controls instead of blowing into a straw.

People continue to donate to the GoFundMe site, as the family needs funds now, more than ever.


4-Corners Food Drive to benefit Hopelink

Saturday, October 1, 1 - 7pm, 
Richmond Beach QFC, 
600 NW Richmond Beach Rd

4-Corners (neighborhoods of Hillwood, Innis Arden, Richmond Beach and Richmond Highlands) will be collecting food outside Richmond Beach QFC on Saturday, October 1 to benefit Hopelink.

By collaborating with our neighboring communities, we hope to lavish Hopelink with much needed items. 
Please swing by to say howdy to your neighborhood representatives and drop off your donations for our neighbors in need.

An alternative method for contributing is to make an online donation.


Photo: Fall foliage at the Blue Bridge

Fall foliage at the Blue Bridge
Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Lee Lageschulte was on her way to Central Market when she saw the brilliant red foliage on the wall leading to the Blue Bridge over Aurora. She stopped to get this photo for your enjoyment.


What Happened at the Metropolitan King County Council Monday

At the Monday, September 26, 2016 meeting of the King County Council, the following actions were taken:

KING COUNTY BUDGET: Received the King County Budget for the years 2017 and 2018 from Executive Proposed Budget from County Executive Dow Constantine. For more information on the Budget process, visit the Council’s Budget website

--Councilmembers proclaimed the week of September 26 - October 2, 2016 as Diaper Need Awareness Week in King County

BEST START FOR KIDS: Held for one week a supplemental appropriation to the Department of Community and Human Services and to the Department of Public Health (Substitute Ordinance 2016-0282.2).

VETERANS AND HUMAN SERVICES LEVY: Called for the executive's response informing council deliberations regarding possible renewal of the veterans and human services levy (Substitute Motion 2016-0419.2).

CULTURE GRANTS: Acknowledged receipt of the Community 4Culture Equity Grants Implementation Plan (Motion 2016-0384).

The Councilmember who represents Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore and other suburban cities is Rod Dembowski. You can connect with Councilmember Rod Dembowski by email or visit him on Facebook.

Updated report on Best Starts for Kids 09-28-2016


Are you registered to vote? Is your correct address on file?

Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day, which means that volunteers, community leaders and organizations were “hitting the streets” across the country to register people to vote.

Many Americans miss the opportunity to have their vote count each election because they didn’t properly register or update their registration in time.

You can update your voter registration online up until October 10th. All you need is a Washington state License or ID.

Not registered to vote? You can register online here.


Learn about Scottish bagpipes and drums at NWJPB Fall Open House Thursday

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Photo by Jerry Pickard
Interested in learning more about the Scottish bagpipes and drums?
Join the NorthWest Junior Pipe Band NWJPB for their Fall open house.

Thursday, September 29 
from 6:30 - 8:30pm 
Calvin Presbyterian Church 
18826 3rd Ave NW, Shoreline 98177

There will be lots of information and helpers on hand to answer your questions and introduce you to the band and its music.
  • Live performances by the band.
  • Instrument 'petting zoo', where you can give it a try.
  • Uniform demonstration.
  • Refreshments.
  • Crafts and coloring for the littles.
  • Informational talks by junior band members and instructors.
  • Practice chanters, drums sticks and drum pads available for sale.
New group lessons will be starting this Fall, so this is a good chance to learn all about it ahead of time.

Questions? - Contact them through Facebook, phone 206-508-1261email, or see their website


Free Baby 'N Me trial class Tuesday

Shorenorth Co-op Preschool is offering a free trial class for parents and infants from birth to 1 year old on Tuesday, October 4, 11, or 25, from 1:45 to 3:15pm.

To sign up, email Shorenorth and for more information visit their website.


Free discussion on Senior Housing Options Oct 5 at Iora

Iora Primary Care is partnering with SHAG and a Place for Mom to present a free panel discussion on senior housing resources. 

Lear about housing options in our community, and the different types of housing.

At Iora Primary Care, 15214 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133.

For more information contact Brian Aylward 206-518-9032


State’s top lawyer files three new court actions against Tim Eyman

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Monday the filing of campaign finance complaints against Tim Eyman, three political committees, and their officers and treasurer. The AG alleges that shoddy accounting practices and improper disclosure of the source of funds for the committees and their ads violated Washington law.

Three separate cases were filed late Friday in Thurston County Superior Court against the political committees, their principals — Eyman, Jack Fagan and Mike Fagan — as well as their treasurer, Barbara Smith.

“Washington’s campaign finance laws require, and Washingtonians deserve fair, accurate and timely disclosure,” Ferguson said. “When political committees create confusion rather than transparency, I will hold them and the people in charge accountable.”

One complaint alleges that the “Tougher to Raise Taxes” committee improperly repaid loans totaling over $1 million it received from Eyman and three individuals, because it lacked any kind of written loan agreement and failed to report in-kind contributions it received from other committees in the form of interest payments.

The second complaint alleges that committee “Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs” violated state disclosure laws by failing to file an independent expenditure report disclosing its spending on campaign ads against candidates who had opposed a separate Eyman-backed initiative. The complaint also alleges that the committee failed to accurately disclose $3,297.75 in interest payments it made on a loan for “Tougher to Raise Taxes.”

A third complaint alleges the “2/3rds-for-Taxes Constitutional Amendment” committee failed to accurately disclose a $599.66 interest payment it made on a loan for “Tougher to Raise Taxes.”

The complaint also alleges that the committee failed to account properly for all contributions it received.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Linda Dalton and Assistant Attorney General Chad Standifer are handling the cases for the state.

Since becoming Attorney General, Attorney General Ferguson has devoted more agency resources and a full-time attorney position to campaign finance casework.


Regional Orchid Show at Swansons Nursery in Seattle Nov 5-6

Photo courtesy NWOS
Regional Orchid Show at Swanson's Nursery in Seattle, 9701 15th Ave NW, Seattle 98117 on Saturday, November 5 (9 am to 5 pm) and Sunday, November 6 (10 am to 4 pm)

Cost: Free

This is a regional show that will feature displays by orchid societies and vendors from throughout the Pacific Northwest who will be competing for coveted American Orchid Society awards.

There will also be talks on various aspects of orchid growing Saturday and Sunday afternoons and a free repotting service.

There will be several orchid vendors from Washington and Idaho who will be selling orchids not found in common outlets.  Free door prizes will also be awarded throughout both days.

Orchid hobbyists will be on hand to answer questions. A complete list of vendors and their specialties plus speakers and times will be posted at the society’s website and Facebook page

The NWOS is a regional organization with members throughout the Puget Sound area. It meets the second Monday of every month at 7pm from September through June at the Center for Urban Horticulture (near University Village: 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle). Meetings are open to the public.  

For more information contact show chair Harvey Brenneise, 909-786-6419 (cell).


Call for Small Art: 6X6NW Submissions Due Friday, September 30

Photo courtesy Shoreline LFP Arts Council

6X6NW submissions are due Friday, September 30, so don't miss your chance to take pART in this exciting exhibition and sale of miniature artworks to support the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council.

Each artwork must be 6”x 6” and artists may enter up to 10 artworks of any medium (2D or 3D). There is no fee to enter and participation is open to all — no art background required! All entries will be exhibited during 6X6NW on October 8 and offered for sale to the public for $36 each. Artists can choose to take a 34% commission or donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of their work to benefit future Arts Council programming.

Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including People's Choice, and participants will receive 6 free tickets to the event (a $60 value), 1 drink ticket (a $6 value), and recognition on the Art Council’s website.

To register, visit this webpage, fill out the registration form (no artwork photos needed), and follow the simple instructions for submitting your work to the Arts Council either in person or by mail (postmarked by September 29). 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155

6X6NW is a fundraiser to support Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council programming and will be held on Saturday, October 8 in the Lobby of the Student Union Building at Shoreline Community College – 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Bldg. 9000, Shoreline, WA 98133.

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.


Shoreline Fire notice of public hearing re condemnation of property for new North City fire station


This notice is posted pursuant to RCW 8.25.290

The citizens of Shoreline passed a bond measure in 2015 to provide funding for a new fire station.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Fire Commissioners of Shoreline Fire Department will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, October 6, 2016 to consider whether to take final action to adopt a Resolution authorizing condemnation of real property for construction of a new Fire Station 63 under Chapter 52.12.021 RCW. The Board of Commissioners will consider taking final action to adopt the proposed condemnation Resolution at the Public Hearing.

All interested persons may attend the Public Hearing and be heard regarding the planned final action of adopting the proposed condemnation Resolution.

DATE OF HEARING: Thursday, October 6, 2016
TIME OF HEARING: 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Shoreline Fire Department Headquarters / Station 61 First Floor Meeting Room, 17525 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133

Notice posted by: Pam Webb
Executive Assistant
September 27, 2016


Friday’s Roundtable: Transferable and Soft Skills

This Friday’s Roundtable (9/30): Transferable and Soft Skills, with Ed Cruver

Soft skills is a term often associated with a person's "EQ" (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, interpersonal skills, managing people, leadership, etc. that characterize relationships with other people.

Other examples of soft skills: Communicating well verbally, as well as non-verbally. Making good decisions. Adaptability. Problem solving. Commitment, Flexibility, Time Management.

There are even more, and we’ll touch on a few this Friday, with Shoreline Senior Center volunteer and longtime Roundtable contributor, Ed Cruver.

Do you react when criticized, or calmly consider the criticism? How well do you handle pressure? Do you see things from other’s perspectives?

Ed will cover this and more, and of course we’d love to hear your own examples of soft skills and how best to put them to work.

Great coffee and treats, compliments of Central Market, and always free!

Friday, September 30, 1:00-2:30pm
Shoreline Community College Room 9202, Building 9000
SCC Campus Map and Parking

Continuing Education Fall Class Schedule

Ron Carnell | Program Specialist 2  Workforce Education
Chair, Classified Staff Professional Development Committee


Shorecrest tennis vs Mountlake Terrace 9-27-16

Jake Goldstein-Street
Photo by Robert Mann
Boys' varsity tennis WesCo 2A/3A
9-27-16 at Kellogg MS Courts
Shorecrest 6 - Mountlake Terrace 1
Shorecrest overall record 11 - 0

Shorecrest lost one singles game but won the rest to bring their overall team record to 11 wins and 0 losses.

Reed Tangeman
Photo by Robert Mann

1.  Faiz Khan SC vs Jeremy Ansdell 2-6, 6-3, 5-7
2.  Cole Batra SC vs Adam Lorraine 6-0, 6-3
3.  Jacob Goldstein-Street SC vs Max Leidig 6-0, 6-0
4.  Steven Zhu SC vs Ben McGraney 6-0, 6-1


1.  Reed Tangeman / Kasey Shibayama SC vs Trevor Swanson / Drake Day 6-4, 6-3
2.  Chris King / Winston Park SC vs Max Knibbe / Alec Ung 6-2, 6-1
3.  Sam Rowbotham / Tae Min Hong SC vs Morgan Subert / Owen Jones 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-4

--Coach Robert Mann


Shorecrest tennis vs Oak Harbor 9-26-16

David Kim at net and Tae Min Hong in the back
Photo by Robert Mann

Shorecrest varsity boys' tennis
WesCo 2A/3A
9-26-16 at Oak Harbor
Shorecrest 6 - Oak Harbor 1
Shorecrest overall record 10-0

Shorecrest gave up one singles match to Oak Harbor but won the rest, to maintain their unbeaten team record.


1.  Cole Batra SC vs Jackson Wezoman 3-6, 2-6
2.  Jacob Goldstein-Street SC vs Jeremy Mitchell 6-1, 6-1
3.  Steven Zhu SC vs Nathanael Thompson 6-0, 6-0
4.  Winston Park SC vs Matthew Kolden 6-0, 6-0


1.  Reed Tangeman / Kasey Shibayama SC vs Jacob Schermerhorn / Corban Phipps 6-0, 6-1
2.  Tae Min Hong / David Kim SC vs John Bird / Trenton Cone 6-4, 6-2
3.  Sam Rowbotham / Micah Glesener SC vs Ryan Mene / Enrique Perrez-Herronz 6-3, 6-0

--Coach Robert Mann


Death notices as of September 21, 2016

Obituaries are condensed biographies of people's lives, written by the people who loved them. Like a memorial service, they tell us things we may not have known about the person, and may leave us wishing we had known them better.

Obituaries from The Seattle Times

LaVon D. Price  1925-2016  Married in 1945 and moved to Shoreline. Active in PTA, winning the Golden Acorn, also involved with the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Beta Sigma Phi. Loved cooking and camping.

Patricia Ann Emory  Age 87  Moved to Shoreline in 1959 and raised her family here. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to one of her favorite charities, including the Shoreline Historical Museum.

Bronwen M. Nightingale-Daehnke  1954-2016  Graduated from King's Garden High School in Shoreline.

Norman R. Hansen  1927-2016  Norm grew up in Richmond Beach and served as an Army paratrooper in Occupied Japan in 1946-47. He was a school teacher in the Shoreline School District for 27 years, moved to Lake Forest Park in 1973, and retired 1985. He wrote "Stories of Richmond Beach" and "Stories of a Paratrooper in Occupied Japan" and had his local photo collection and family history at Family suggests remembrances to Shoreline Historical Museum.

Virginia R. (Dyson) Kent  1922-2016  She was a long distance operator when she married and moved to Shoreline around 1944. They were very involved with their children's activities. She was a member of a Children's Orthopedic Guild, Emblem Club, and Tin Crafters Club. She loved making crafts and was a huge Seattle Mariners fan.

Helen Marie Oltman  1926-2016  She was raised in Richmond Beach. She met her husband at Lincoln High School and they built a home in Richmond Beach, and later a second home in Shoreline. She worked for the Shoreline School District for many years. She dedicated countless hours creating exhibits for the Shoreline Historical Museum. In 2004, with her granddaughter, LisaMarie Brems, she created and dedicated an informational sign overlooking the bluff of her beloved Richmond Beach. The family suggests remembrances to the Shoreline Historical Museum.

Lorraine Slingsby Atwood  1918-2016  She was very involved with the 46th District Democratic party and attended the 1972 Democratic convention. An avid skier, she volunteered and worked for ski organizations. She worked ski races and organized ski trips. She was a member of the Ancient Skiers Club and a member of the Sahalie Ski Club for 59 years. A celebration of life was held at the Shoreline Elks.

Jean Gleason Witt  1921-2016  A botanist, Jean lived in Shoreline for 50 years, raising her family here. She was a member of many garden clubs and sought after as a speaker. She had a passion for iris and was a "backyard hybridizer" who won many awards. She was an artist, writer, and quiltmaker.

Joanne F. Albrecht  1931-2016  Joanne retired from the Shoreline School District. She and her husband had four children. After retirement they spent time at their vacation properties in Lake Cavanaugh and Desert Hot Springs. A celebration of life was held at Acacia in Lake Forest Park.

Maria J. Shaffer  1935-2016  Born in Poland, raised in the UK, came to the US in 1964 and worked as a physical therapist. Raised her daughter in Lake Forest Park. She loved music and dance and treasured her Polish heritage. Services at St. Marks in Shoreline.


St Dunstan’s is going to the dogs

Blessing the animals at St. Dunstan's

Sunday, October 2nd is the Feast Day of St Francis and St Ds will be blessing the animals.

The service begins at 10am with a party afterwards (or what we Episcopalians call, “Coffee Hour’).

Communion at St. Dunstan's
Please bring your beloved companions for a blessing.

Oh, and yes, all creatures are welcome! For a couple of years, we had a guy that came with his boa constrictor wrapped around his shoulders! 

By the way, on a typical Sunday, we have three to four dogs in our congregation. When we say “All are Welcome” we mean it!

St Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 722 N 145th St, Shoreline 98133.

Photos courtesy St. Dunstan's

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