Age 8 and under? March in the Children's Parade May 13

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Children's Parade
Saturday, May 13
Richmond Beach Community Park
2201 NW 197th Street

Children 8 and under are invited to march in the Children’s Parade to kick off the start of the Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival. This year’s theme is “Pokemon.” You gotta catch ‘em all at the parade!

Start planning your costume and props. No bicycles or pets please.

Staging begins at 11:15am on NW 197th Street on the north side of the park. The parade begins at 11:45am and will make two laps around the sidewalk on the perimeter of the park led by a Shorewood High School drum line.

This is not a competition and is purely for fun. All are welcome!

Questions? Contact Richmond Beach Community Association Executive Director Sheri Ashleman at or 206-542-9147.

More information about the 18th annual Richmond Beach Strawberry Festival here


Recology store in Shoreline accepts recycling that cannot go in curbside carts

Recology Store open in Shoreline
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

On Saturday, April 29, Recology opened their Shoreline store at 15235 Aurora Ave N. The Recology Store is a sustainability-focused retail center that offer products that encourage waste reduction by replacing disposable items with reusable ones. 

The Recology Stores are staffed by a team of recycling experts, available to provide in-person customer service support.

Recycling drop off for items that don't go in curb carts
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The store also serves as a drop off locations for recycling that cannot be put into curbside recycling carts.

Acceptable items include fluorescent tubes and bulbs, household batteries, used motor oil, car seats, used bicycles and bicycle parts, textiles, Styrofoam, small propane cylinders, small appliances and electronics, computers and accessories, and hard-cover books.


Destinations: Habitat for Humanity Wine, Beer, and BBQ Auction

Take a sip and support Habitat for Humanity!

Enjoy beer from ten different local breweries and sample a variety of wine. Live auction items include Disneyland Park Hopper Passes, a spa weekend at the Tulalip Resort and a full year membership to the Everett YMCA. Other items offered are first pitch at an Everett AquaSox game and a scenic aerial tour on a Cessna aircraft.

A BBQ lunch will be provided. Live instrumental music will be performed by One Bad Hat. There will be games and children are welcome. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

May 20, 2017, 11:00am to 4:00pm
Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Rd, Snohomish WA
Cost: $10 per person; $5 for two drink tickets (wine or beer)
Space is limited. Purchase tickets here

All auction proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity's home building projects in Everett and Gold Bar.

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a faith-based, nonprofit housing organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Learn more here, or call 425-258-6289.


'Greatest Movie Ever Made' showing for free at Senior Center Friday afternoon

Friday, May 5, 1:30-4:00pm
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center
18560 1st Ave NE 98155

(southernmost building on Shoreline Center campus)

Mrs. Miniver, starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon
“Voted the greatest movie ever made.” 

Brought to you by a special grant and Seattle's famous Scarecrow Videos.
No admission, free popcorn with soft drinks for purchase.

This wartime story of life on the home front stars Greer Garson as a typical British housewife doing her best to keep her family safe and together during the dark days of World War II.

Not only did this film win six Oscars, but Mrs. Miniver's stirring patriotic speech was put on leaflets and dropped behind enemy lines to let the Germans know what they were up against.


Lines for worm castings at Central Market Earth Day event

Photo copyright Marc Weinberg

Central Market and the City of Shoreline held their annual Earth Day Every Day event at Aurora Square on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

The goal was to Celebrate Earth Day and be inspired to make a difference throughout the year.

Photo copyright Marc Weinberg

This year Shoreline gave away 15 pound bags of organic worm castings to augment garden soil and lawns. Even though there was a line, there was enough for everyone.

Eddy drives the truck
Photo copyright Marc Weinberg

Recology, Shoreline's garbage, recycling, and yard waste service provider, had one of their big trucks for kids to visit.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Diggin' Shoreline was there with gardening information and advice, and vegetable starts.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Information booths, like this King County display on noxious plants, had pamphlets on how to protect our climate and reduce pollution. Here's their online information.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

There were still bags of worm casting left in the afternoon, but the event still had another hour to run.

The event is held every year on a Saturday near Earth Day, end of April.


Scene on the Sound: Barking sea lions

Sea lions at Saltwater Park in Shoreline
Photo copyright Marc Weinberg

Text and photo, Marc Weinberg

April 29, 2017 - For more than a week the sound of barking sea lions has echoed through the morning air in the Richmond Beach area just south of the Saltwater Park.

This particular morning the ruckus began before 6am and lasted until nearly noon. It was difficult to count the numbers, but I would guess there were easily 20-30 animals.

They did not seem to be disturbed by people walking the beach as we experienced a big minus tide which reached the low of (-2.46 at 12:54pm).

Eventually their numbers declined and they seemed to move off toward the south. Maybe to visit Shilshole Marina.

Enjoy another low tide on Sunday of (-2.17 at 1:43pm)


Theater review: The Drowsy Chaperone receives a well-deserved standing ovation

Cast of The Drowsy Chaperone
Photo courtesy of Edmonds Driftwood Players

The Drowsy Chaperone
Music and Lyrics By Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison 
Book by Don McKellar and Bob Martin, 
Directed by Pauls Macs
Edmonds Driftwood Players
April 28 – May 14, 2017

Review by Doug Gochanour

A fictional 1928 Musical springs magically to life for a lonely fan.

The audience is invited to sit in an apartment with our storyteller, known only as Man In Chair. We do appreciate the marvelous talents of actor, Patrick Lucey-Conklin, as he brings the Man In Chair to life for us.

This character seems rather lonely, perhaps even depressed. However, Man In Chair is eager to tell us about his favorite Broadway musical ~~ The Drowsy Chaperone. Perhaps Man In Chair is its most fanatic fan. He is ready to jump into the action, or to explain the circumstances of any incident.

Man In Chair
Photo courtesy of Edmonds Driftwood Players

Whenever Main In Chair is feeling blue, he starts listening to his old and rare recording of The Drowsy Chaperone, and the fictional show magically opens up before our eyes. This rather ordinary Man In Chair admits to us that he is suffering from a non-specific sadness, so he puts on his favorite LP of the 1928 musical comedy to cheer himself up and to share it with us. As he narrates for us, the fabulous Driftwood Players cast performs the comedy right there in his apartment.

There are a whole host of characters to sing and dance and interact in humorous ways. There is plotting gone awry and mistaken identities to complicate the underlying question – Should one Leave or Love? The precocious Follies Starlet (Lindsey Meyer) must decide if she will actually marry her oil-heir fiancĂ© (Jake Friang).

The drowsy ~ read that as inebriated ~ chaperone (Tamera C. Davis) is charged with keeping the groom from seeing the bride until the wedding. Will her sleepy state allow her to succeed? Will she find her own romantic interest in Latin lover Aldolpho (Jay Vilhauer)? 

The oil heir still wants to marry the starlet.
Photo courtesy of Edmonds Driftwood Players

Best Man George (Gabe Ponce) recommends that the love-struck groom go roller-skating blindfolded. Unfortunately, he kisses his fiancée, as she pretended to be a French girl. She considers that as a reason to call off the wedding. Can he convince her to forgive?

There are many other fine performances of humorous characters, including the producer (Jeff Strom), his dizzy chorus girl (Andee Albert), two Damon Runyon style gangsterettes (Stephanie Kroschel and Sydney Kaser), Mrs. Tottendale (Jenny Price) and her faithful butler Underling (Terry Boyd).

Trix the Aviatrix swoops in.
Photo courtesy of Edmonds Driftwood Players

There are so many fun surprises that you will want to see them all. You will surely want to see how Trix the Aviatrix, (Lara McLeod) lands her plane in the garden, announcing she is about to depart for Rio.

Can she save the day somehow?

A well-deserved standing ovation was bestowed upon this great production.

It is plain and simple. Be ready for an “I Do, I Do in the Sky."

So, thrill seekers, do come fly the friendly skies at the Wade James Theatre. You will be treated to great music, dancing, and fun.


Tickets are available for Sunday's matinee performance, April 30, but you will need to buy them in person. Box office opens at 1pm, performance is at 2pm. 306 Main Street (3rd and Main) Edmonds 98020.

Performances at Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St, Edmonds 98020.

For tickets for May 4 - May 14, click here.


Major transit delays, reroutes expected in Seattle on May Day, Monday

Transit riders should prepare for significant traffic delays and rerouted buses in downtown Seattle on Monday, May 1, especially during the afternoon and evening commute, as dozens of Metro and Sound Transit routes will be temporarily rerouted or intermittently delayed during May Day events.

As Seattle city streets temporarily close as a result of planned May Day activities, certain Metro Transit buses will be rerouted; others will face delays starting midday and likely well into the evening Monday, May 1.

Bus rolling slowdowns or temporary short-term reroutes will be implemented as needed for all other expected and unexpected demonstrations, marches and rallies, managed by transit chiefs using information from Seattle Police Department, Seattle Emergency Operations Center and the Metro Transit Control Center.

Link light rail service will operate more three-car trains during the day.

What do riders need to know?
  • All bus service that travels near or through the downtown Seattle area might be subject to delays during and after Monday afternoon’s events. Bus riders are advised to plan ahead for longer trips, revise travel plans if necessary and allow plenty of travel time.
  • Though Metro will try to keep bus service moving, if demonstrations temporarily block a street, buses will have to wait until traffic begins moving again. Safety is Metro’s top priority.
  • If gridlock happens, predicted arrival times on apps and real-time signs will not be accurate in estimating when buses will be at stops.
Tools for riders

· Sign up for Transit Alerts to receive transit info via text and email

· Follow Twitter for Seattle DOT, Seattle Police, Metro Transit and Sound Transit

· Follow local media reports for the latest information

· Visit Metro’s Service Advisories page for specific reroute details. Transit reroute start and end times are subject to change, so please check the site or watch for updates via transit alerts.

· Seattle DOT On the Move Blog

· Visit Metro’s Online Regional Trip Planner to find out how to get to and from events and locations.

· Metro Matters blog


Jobs: WSDOT jobs in Shoreline

Assistant Area Traffic Engineer – Snohomish / Mt. Baker

The Assistant Area Traffic Engineer, among other things will supervise, provide design guidance and quality assurance for all WSDOT, local agency and developer projects and programs to ensure compliance with all applicable, federal, state and local policy and standards.

Full description and application

Project Manager - Connecting Washington Design Engineer

The Northwest Region Project Engineering Office, located in Shoreline, is looking for a pair of project managers who will be responsible for managing and delivering large transportation improvement projects. These positions will not be directly supervising staff, but will manage and work collaboratively with consultants and contractors to ensure design project deliverables are met. These positions will initially report to the project design office in Shoreline for the first part of the project's development and follow the project out to a construction field office after the project has been advertised and awarded.

Full description and application

Assistant Area Traffic Engineers

The NWR of the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is home to one of the most complex transportation infrastructures in the country; this includes major highways and tunnels, a number of floating bridges, an extensive Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and so much more. You will, among other things, supervise staff and provide design guidance and quality assurance for all WSDOT, local agency and developer projects and programs to ensure compliance with all applicable, federal, state and local policy and standards.

Full description and application

Traffic Design Engineer - In-training

Help prepare plans, specifications and estimates (PS/E) for traffic systems. These systems include electrical systems (traffic signals, roadside illumination, and power supply systems), standard signing, Intelligent Transportation System facilities, as well as some low cost enhancement type projects.

Full description and application

Transportation Management Center (TMC) Manager

The incumbent will work within the NW Region Traffic division in Shoreline, providing leadership, technical analysis, operations guidance, and quality assurance for a wide range of WSDOT projects and operation activities. The incumbent will be required to provide professional consultation, contribute expertise and technical recommendation to major capital improvement projects or operation activities which have ITS elements.

Full description and application


The Coast Guard in the Viet Nam war - Tuesday at the American Legion

American Legion Post 227 in Shoreline will hold their monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, May 2, 2017.

A social, meet and greet time is held from 6:30pm to 7:00pm. The meeting starts at 7:00pm sharp and refreshments will be served after the presentation, after which guests may depart. Members are asked to remain for the continuation of the meeting.

The meeting will feature a speaker with remarkable military and post-military careers.

Stephen Ulmer exhibited outstanding Cadet leadership at the Coast Guard Academy, where he graduated with honors. He was with the first Coast Guard unit to serve in Viet Nam and the first to capture a North Vietnamese steel hull, gun-running ship, for which he earned a Silver Star and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

He left the Coast Guard to join the ministry, where he became very active in community service. There will be time for questions after Stephen’s talk.

The meeting will be held at Post 227, located at 14521 17th Ave. NE, Shoreline 98155. All military veterans, guests and people in the community are welcome to attend.

Come early so you can check out the Post library that contains many militarily related books, video tapes and DVDs. People in the community may borrow, use and return any of these items at no charge. They are encouraged to stay for the program as well.

Post 227 members look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.


Lakeview Place construction may start in June

The Lake Forest Park Planning and Building Department has received the building permit applications for Lakeview Place, the 14-unit multi-family project on NE 155th Street.

Construction could start as early as June of this year.


Master Gardener Plant Sale Friday - Saturday

Saturday, April 29, 2017

King County Master Gardener Plant Sale and Garden Market
UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle

Friday, May 5, 4-8pm 
Saturday, May 6, 9-5pm

The weekend starts with the Preview Party which is a fundraiser for the MG Foundation of King County, Friday, May 5. Tickets are available.

Tons of tomatoes, veggie starts, fragrant herbs, perennials, natives and specialty vendors with garden art. Master Gardeners will help to to choose the right plants, find easy-to-grow plants, and give advice on planting and maintaining your garden throughout the year. Join us to get your garden growing this year.

NEW this year. Garden Education Talks on Saturday, May 6th. Open to the Public: Ciscoe Morris, Karen Chapman, Bill Thorness, Elaine Sherbrooke.

See the website for times and more details


Shoreline churches gather for National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 4

Next Thursday, May 4th, is the National Day of Prayer

The churches of Shoreline are planning a prayer gathering that day at 7pm at
Shoreline Community College, Cafeteria.
16101 Greenwood Ave N 98133
Campus map - no fee for parking in the evenings


Crime in Shoreline week ending Apr 17 - police arrest or ID multiple car prowlers

Selected items from the Shoreline Police Blotter, week ending 4-17-2017

Trending this week: car thefts, car prowls.

04-04  Two females observed breaking into a vehicle at the Buddha Jewel Monastery on NE 175th.
04-04  Arson fire in group home. Resident poured cooking oil on operating electric stove. Fire went into the vent hood and did not extend to the structure.
04-04  Female Trespassed from Viking Bar vandalized a car in the parking lot.
04-05  Guest left his 1911 Rugar in the couch at a wedding venue and left for Montana. Trying to locate him to return the gun.
04-08  Vehicle stolen during a party and later returned by friends of the victim.
04-09  DUI driver crashed into other vehicle at Days Inn parking lot. Driver taken for detox.
04-10  Police contacted two suspects in bathroom at Echo Lake park. Booked the female for felony warrant and the male for drug possession.
04-10  Stolen bicycle recovered via Craig's List ad.
04-10  Unknown suspects shine flashlight into occupied home at 188xx Midvale.
04-10  Resident receives death threats from former roommate.
04-10  Burglary 188xx Stone - came in through bathroom window.
04-11  Victim left car running in Club Hollywood lot. Car was stolen but found down the street and driver arrested for car theft.
04-11  Suspicious object found in hotel room at 148xx Aurora. Premises evacuated and bomb squad called in. Device removed and area declared safe.
04-11  Attempted burglary 22xx NE 175th.
04-11  Homeowner assaulted during burglary 145xx Fremont.        
04-12  175th and Aurora - tags on Key Bank, sidewalk, utility box, and Walgreen's.
04-12  Burglary 178xx 24th NE - doors kicked in. Same at 17xx NE 175th.
04-13  Two juveniles arrested for multiple car prowls.
04-13  Suspect observed by police pulling on car door handles at North City Safeway parking lot.
04-14  Forced entry to vacant house owned by Sound Transit on 7th NE.


Photo: End of the tulip festival

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

It's the official end of tulip season even if the blooms will be around for a while. We are now officially into construction season - one way streets, detours, flaggers, and ground up pavement.

Which reminds me - I feel guilty every time I go over a pothole and don't report it to the city - so I'd appreciate it you would take care of that task for me.




Earth Day Every Day at Central Market Saturday

April 29 - 9am - 3pm
Central Market Shoreline

Celebrate Earth Day and be inspired to make a difference throughout the year.

Central Market and the City of Shoreline invite you to celebrate our northwest environment. Come try new eco-living tools and learn how to protect our climate and reduce pollution.

This year, to help reduce water pollution and protect our health, attendees will receive a 15 pound bag of organic worm castings for your lawn and vegetable gardens.


Get your glad rags on for a swell night at the juice joint - Gala for the Arts

Invitations for the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council 2017 Gala for the Arts have been mailed!

Tickets are selling very fast for what promises to be another wonderful, themed dinner and auction.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Shoreline Center - Shoreline Room

1920's period costumes highly encouraged.

Dinner choices:

  • Flank Steak Roulade 
  • Parmesan Crusted Halibut
  • Polenta Cake and vegetables

Items, experiences and gift certificates are still being accepted for Gala live and silent auctions. Go to the link above to make an online donation or email.


“Black and White” Sculptors 2017 Workshop Exhibit

(untitled) by Nicky Oberholtzer
Image courtesy Sculptors Workshop
In celebration of Sculptors Workshop 50th anniversary, The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and the Edmonds Arts Commission are pleased to feature a showcase of work by workshop members, May 5th through June 6th.

This year’s exhibit explores the simple yet complex subject of “Black and White.”

"Refresh" by Barbara Wyatt
Image courtesy Sculptors Workshop
To celebrate the 50th anniversary, members will host an open studio of their pottery and sculpture workshops on Thursday, May 18th, 5:00 – 8:00pm, during the May Art Walk Edmonds.

Exhibit: Pottery and sculptures by members of Edmonds Sculptors Workshop will be on exhibit May 5 through June 6 in the Edmonds Art Festival Foundation Gallery and in the Edmonds Arts Commission Display Case in the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St.

“Raven” by Mike O’Day
Image courtesy Sculptors Workshop
Semi-Annual Pottery Sale: May 5th , 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm and May 6th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Sculptors Workshop in the Frances Anderson Center, Room 210. The studio is located at the Dayton Street entrance.

Artist’s Reception: Thursday, May 18th, during Art Walk Edmonds, 5:30-8:00pm, in the Sculptors Workshop and Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation Gallery in the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St.


Northwest Neighbors Network private tour of upcoming art exhibits May 15

Join the Northwest Neighbors Network on May 15 for a preview tour of upcoming Shoreline art exhibits with Public Art Coordinator David Francis.


Shorewood tops Lynnwood Friday for second straight softball victory

The Shorewood softball team defeated Lynnwood in extra innings at home Friday for the Thunderbirds second consecutive victory after the T-Birds had started the season with 12 straight losses.

Shorewood and Lynnwood were tied 6-6 after the regulation seven innings and one extra inning Friday at Shorewood's home Meridian Park field and after one extra inning before Shorewood scored the winning run in the ninth.

Brianne McCaslin led the T-Birds with a single and a triple in her five at bats. Teammate Bella Hotham also hit two for five. Bonnie Paulson was the winning pitcher for the second straight game.

The Thunderbirds now take a 2-10 Wesco 3A record (2-12 overall) into a Monday 6 p.m. home game with Everett.

The Shorewood junior varsity defeated Lynnwood 15-5 Friday after defeating Sultan 14-3 Tuesday. The Thunderbird JVs take a 4-4 Wesco 3A record (7-4 overall) into a Monday 4 p.m. home game with Everett.

Shorewood vs. Lynnwood
Meridian Park Field, 4-28-17





--Coach Paul Jensen


Public Art City of Shoreline #9: Cloud Bank

Friday, April 28, 2017

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

City of Shoreline Public Art Collection
Shoreline City Hall lobby 17500 Midvale Ave N
OPUS Northwest LLC design-build 1% construction funds 2009

Cloud Bank   Leo Saul Berk. artist. Acrylic and vinyl coated steel

Leo Berk rode his bike into Shoreline on the Interurban Trail, visited the Shoreline Historical Museum and was fascinated by the story of Shoreline's 14 neighborhoods that officially incorporated into a city in 1995. His design for a suspended sculpture in the building's main lobby includes 14 independent shapes that coalesce into one intricate form as a visual metaphor for the City's creation and the independent and collaborative nature of the original neighborhoods.

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The plastic sheet material the artist chose for the sculpture shows a pale tint on its face but focuses brilliant color through cut edges. The necessary suspension cables are also a striking part of the artwork, acting as "reverse rain" with over 500 vinyl-coated cables extending from the tops of the sculptural forms to the ceiling. The sculpture, which hangs over the "living room", may also be viewed from above, looking out from in front of the second floor elevators.

Although it was designed to help create a more intimate space in the two-story lobby, it lets plenty of light through with its open grid construction. Cloud Bank is also visible to passers-by at night through the building's glass curtain wall that faces the intersection of Midvale Avenue N and N 175th.

--Text courtesy City of Shoreline


Shorecrest varsity tennis

Wesco Varsity Girls Tennis
4/28/17 at Meadowdale HS

Shorecrest 3 - Meadowdale 4
SC Overall record 7-5

Shorecrest players and scores listed first


1.  Anne Burke Gr 10 v Bear Luna Gr 12  6-4, 6-4  W
2.  Sophie Ivens Gr 10 v Isabel Reonal Gr 10  6-1, 6-2  W
3.  Elizabeth Parsek Gr 12 v Jonai James Gr 10  1-6, 1-6  L
4.  Kim Tran Gr 10 vs Hope Nakata Gr 11  2-6, 4-6  L


1.  Bella Saunders Gr 10 vs Mari McLaughlin Gr 12
     Tessa Farnam Gr 12 v Nomin V Gr 10  2-6, 7-5, 2-6  L

2.  Julie Moss Gr 12 v Lena Osterberg Gr 12
     Kate Wiper Gr 12 v Michelle Pham Gr 11  3-6, 1-6  L

3.  Sydney Leek Gr 11 v Emily Davis Gr 12
     Coco Hart Gr 11 v Nika Perez Gr 12   6-2, 1-6, 6-4  W

--Coach Robert Mann


Shorewood track teams run down Mountlake Terrace Thursday

Shorewood (blue / white), Mountlake Terrace (red / black) girls start the 800 meter run
Photo by Doug Petrowski, MLTNews

Prep Track Wesco 3A/2A
Shorewood at Mountlake Terrace
Edmonds Stadium 4/27/17

Boys’ team scores

Shorewood 89 – Mountlake Terrace 47

Records: Shorewood 4-4 in 2A/3A Wesco League; Mountlake Terrace 0-7 in 2A/3A Wesco League

Girls’ team scores

Shorewood 91 – Mountlake Terrace 58

Records:  Shorewood 3-5 in 2A/3A Wesco League; Mountlake Terrace 0-7 in 2A/3A Wesco League 


Grand Opening Saturday for Recology Store Shoreline

Recology CleanScapes, the garbage, recycling and food scraps and yard debris hauler in Shoreline is celebrating the Grand Opening of a retail store location at 15235 Aurora Ave N. The Grand Opening event happens this Saturday (4/29) at 11am!

Recology CleanScapes’ sees a world without wasteTM. The company strives to achieve this goal by investing in sustainable resource recovery practices that emphasize recycling and reuse as a way to put resources to their best and highest use.

To support this vision, Recology opened The Recology Stores, a set of sustainability-focused retail centers that offer products that encourage waste reduction by replacing disposable items with reusable ones.

The Recology Stores are staffed by a team of recycling experts, available to provide in-person customer service support.

To help minimize materials sent to the landfills, the stores also serve as drop off locations for recycling that cannot be put into curbside recycling carts.

Acceptable items include fluorescent tubes and bulbs, household batteries, used motor oil, car seats, used bicycles and bicycle parts, textiles, StyrofoamTM, small propane cylinders, small appliances and electronics, computers and accessories, and hard-cover books.

Since the first store was unveiled in 2012, Recology has opened a total of three store locations in the Bothell, Burien, and Issaquah communities.

Recology is thrilled to announce the Grand Opening of a fourth store location in Shoreline.

A Grand Opening Celebration will be held in partnership with the city’s Earth Day Every Day event on Saturday, April 29 from 11am to 7pm.

The Recology Store Shoreline
15235 Aurora Ave N
Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 7pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm

Visit the website for more information about The Recology Store, or follow on Facebook


Orcas and artists at City Hall reception

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Photos by Wayne Pridemore

Shoreline City Hall lobby was crowded at the reception for the Orca project. Sponsored by the Richmond Beach Community Association and the City of Shoreline, 22 artists displayed the orcas they had painted from the blanks provided.

Each artist spoke about their work and their inspiration.

Artist Emily Eng's orca wears its insides on its outside.
Emily is a freelance science illustrator based in Seattle. 

Dave Bloomfield's acrylic painted orca explores the Washington State's nature.
He is a visual artist and writer from the Northwest.

The largest art entered was Geoff Sherwood "Sound Transit" that features a giant octopus and a killer whale in an unlikely friendship. Geoff is a accomplished acrylic artist. 

The orcas will be on display at City Hall and then will be placed in currently undisclosed locations around the Richmond Beach neighborhood. 


Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day Saturday, April 29th

Take a photo with Larry
Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April.

Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different, celebrate with 20 Seattle area stores!

Here we have the wonderful Third Place Books in Town Center, Lake Forest Park, intersection Bothell and Ballinger Way.

Lake Forest Park - 9am - 10pm

Free Drip Coffee provided by the Honeybear all day and scones for the first 50 customers.

10am-2pm spin the prize wheel with every purchase, go on a scavenger hunt, go on a blind date with a book, take your picture with Larry, celebrate with cake at 4pm.

Take a picture with Larry and post it on Twitter or Instagram, use #GetLostWithLarry and #SEAbookstoreday and be entered to win a prize pack of Little Bigfoot Books.

Each year there is exclusive merch for Independent Bookstore Day that you can only get on that day.


Spring Fling Folk Dance Saturday

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club invites you to come and celebrate International Dance Day from 7:00 to 9:30pm at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood on Saturday, April 29.

Live music from Allspice Band will give us a whirl. We will do dances from many countries, including partner, no-partner, and set dances, and you don’t need to bring a partner. There will be many easy dances. During band breaks there will be recorded requests.

Ethnic costumes and potluck finger food snacks are encouraged. The Grange has a great hardwood floor and lots of free parking.

We also have dances including lessons every Wednesday and Saturday , starting at 7:00pm. Wednesday is all requests, and Saturday has a program of dances, with room for requests.

The donation is $7.00 for non-members and $5.00 for members. Yearly membership is only $15.00 ($25.00 for a family).

For information, call 360-387-9923, or email


Lakeshore Garden Club Plant Sale in Kenmore Saturday Apr 29

Lakeshore Plant Sale Saturday in Kenmore

Saturday, April 29, 9am - 3pm, in Kenmore, 18740 58th Ave NE

Large selection of perennials and a variety of annuals, shrubs, trees and native plants.

Club info and extensive plant list here


Letter to the Editor: there is hope when young people have such great concern

To the Editor:

I just read the letter that those three Shorewood students composed and will deliver to Governor Inslee today. (Op-Ed: Gov. Inslee bring in the National Guard)

I want to commend them for their fine thoughtfulness and expression of concern for the safeguarding of our citizenry and the protection of our wonderful city as well. There is Hope when young people have such great concern and willingness to speak out to avoid catastrophe and mayhem.

I feel encouraged that such integrity and call for restraint to avoid dire consequences can rise from the youth who will inherit this fractured, polarized nation and world. May this Force for right action be with them and their foresight be honored. Perhaps Leaders of this stature will arise to save not only our own beloved democracy but our very world and planet that is so severely damaged and threatened with extinction.

Sign me  "Encouraged and Grateful"

Jean Monce Bryant
Lake Forest Park


Track results Shorecrest - Edmonds-Woodway Apr 27


Dual Meet Scores - Through Event 35
Edmonds Woodway 76.00    68.00 Shorecrest
Edmonds Woodway 94.00    56.00 Shorecrest

Individual and event results


SCC Multicultural Job Fair May 11

Shoreline Community College

Multicultural Job Fair

Connecting local employers with job seekers from multilingual and multicultural backgrounds

English language learners and multi-cultural job seekers encouraged to attend!

Employers include:
  • Associated Recreation Council AT/T
  • BECU
  • Bright Horizons 
  • Dept. of Social and Health Services 
  • First Student Charter Bus Rental
  • G4s Secure Solutions
  • Goodwill
  • King County Sheriff 
  • Safeway
  • Seattle Police
  • Shoreline School District
  • Starbucks 
  • and more!
Shoreline Community College
Pagoda Union Building (PUB)
16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133

Thursday, May 11, 2017
10:30am – 1:00pm

More information and find an updated employer list here

*Free parking and shuttle service to campus is available in upper lot behind Shoreline Sears at 160th St. between Aurora and Dayton Ave N. Small fee for parking on campus.
Questions? Contact!

WorkSource is an equal-opportunity partnership of organizations that provide employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to people with disabilities. Washington Relay Service: 711. 


LFP Councilmember Phillips to seek re-election

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Mark Phillips is running for re-election
to the Lake Forest Park City Council
Today I am announcing my candidacy for re-election to the Lake Forest Park City Council. The last few years have been generally good ones for the City and I am proud of my contributions as a first-term councilmember.

Budgets were balanced without extraordinary property tax increases, mutually beneficial contracts were negotiated with our two organized employee groups, and franchises were awarded or modified, resulting in improved solid waste services and a new cable option for residents.

There were several landmark accomplishments as well. The 20-Year Comprehensive Plan was updated. Stronger Tree Protection and Critical Areas Ordinances were enacted. And the largest capital project in years, the replacement of four undersized culverts on Lyon Creek, was completed in award winning style, eliminating flooding in the Sheridan Beach neighborhood and improving habitat for salmon migration and rearing.

A great pleasure for me has been representing the City on several regional bodies: the Lake Washington/Cedar River Watershed Salmon Recovery Council and the King Conservation District Advisory Committee, where I help set policies to conserve and enhance natural resources across King County.

Some of the future work of the City is already clear:
  • Supporting bus rapid transit on Bothell Way and planning for a park-and-ride facility - both included in the voter approved ST3 plan
  • Implementing the recommendations of the current Safe Streets and Safe Highways studies
  • Securing funding to continue upstream culvert replacement
  • Developing a true Parks Plan – critical for funding future parks improvements

To these I would add several goals for the City that are important to me: joining our neighboring cities in restricting the use of plastic carryout bags, and finding creative ways for Lake Forest Park to be a more active part of the solution to the accelerating global crisis of climate change.

I am fortunate to serve with capable colleagues and a dedicated administration, and look forward to being a constructive voice on the City Council during the next four years.

Mark Phillips


Express lanes closed this weekend - May Day marches on Monday

Express lanes closed this weekend

Drivers heading towards downtown Seattle this weekend should expect lengthy delays on southbound I-5.

The I-5 express lanes will be closed to southbound traffic on Saturday and Sunday so City of Seattle crews can clean up debris alongside the freeway. The lanes will open northbound by 1:30pm daily.

You can avoid delays on southbound I-5 by using alternate routes, such as Aurora to get into Seattle.

May Day protests coming to Seattle

If you have plans to be around Seattle this Monday, May 1, be aware the traffic may be a little heavier than usual. Planned marches and protests are expected to clog the streets in the downtown core, which could make driving on, or getting to, the freeways through the city more challenging.


Shoreline Walks: Twin Ponds and Parkwood

Shoreline Walks has added several new walks to the list of free community walks, part of the City of Shoreline’s Shoreline Walks program.

Join us on Saturday, May 6t at 10am for a hearty three mile walk exploring the Parkwood neighborhood including Twin Ponds Park and the Community Gardens.

This walk is rated moderate for some short staircases and hills.

Walkers will meet up at the Joann Fabrics parking lot at 15236 Aurora Ave N. No need to sign up, just check in with the walk leader and get walking!

Walk is approximately 2.5 miles / 1.5hrs.

For a full list of walks visit


World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Snohomish County Human Rights Commission
Sunday, May 21, 2017 at the Edmonds Senior Center, 1:30 - 3:30pm

Join elected officials, community leaders and your neighbors to celebrate our social and cultural diversity as we discuss current events, and encourage people and organizations to take concrete action to support diversity.


  • To raise awareness about the importance of inter-cultural dialogue, diversity and inclusion.
  • To build a community of individuals committed to support diversity with real and every day-life gestures.
  • To combat polarization and stereotypes to improve understanding and cooperation among people from different cultures.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity was adopted in 2001 affirming the conviction that inter-cultural dialogue is the best guarantee of peace and to reject outright the theory of the inevitable clash of cultures and civilizations.

It raises cultural diversity to the level of “the common heritage of humanity:, “as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature”.

It recognizes culture and dialogue as essential for development, that cultural diversity must be preserved as an adaptive process and as a capacity for expression, creation and innovation.

The Declaration aims both to preserve cultural diversity as a living, and thus renewable treasure, that must not be perceived as being unchanging heritage but as a process guaranteeing the survival of humanity; and to prevent segregation and fundamentalism which, in the name of cultural differences, would sanctify those differences and so counter the message of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Snohomish County is undergoing an explosion of diversity with profound social and cultural change with an increasingly diverse population base 14.5% of us are born in other countries.

Snohomish County Human Rights Commission is committed to the full implementation of the human rights and fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Universal Declaration for Cultural Diversity, which sets against inward looking fundamentalism the prospect of a more open, creative and democratic world.

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