Town Hall with Sen. Maralyn Chase on Saturday Mar 10 in Edmonds

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Town Hall with Senator Maralyn Chase on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10am to noon at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave, Edmonds 98020

Senator Chase will give an update on the current Legislative Session.

She wants to hear your thoughts about the 2018 legislative session, what you're hoping for next session, and the issues that concern you as Washingtonians. Bring your questions and concerns!

Sen. Chase represents the 32nd Legislative District which includes all of Shoreline and Woodway, and portions of northwest Seattle, southwest Edmonds, and some of Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.


Shoreline CC Jazz Ensemble Concert with Nathan Hale Jazz Band Mar 8

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
Jazz Ensemble Concert with Nathan Hale Jazz Band
Nathan Hale High School Performing Arts Center
Cost: Free

Jazz Pathways is a collaborative concert featuring performances by Jane Addams Middle School Jazz Band, Nathan Hale High School Jazz Band and the Shoreline Community College Jazz Ensemble, which is under the direction of Jeff Kashiwa. 

The concert will commence at 7:00pm in the Performing Arts Center at Nathan Hale High School. Each group will perform a 30 minute set.

The Shoreline Community College Jazz Ensemble will close the concert. 

Shoreline CC Jazz Ensemble in rehearsal
Photo courtesy Shoreline CC

Jazz Ensemble’s set list for this concert includes a variety of traditional Big Band jazz, latin and funk arrangements.

Approximately 18 Shoreline Community College first year and second year music students are performing at this event.

The Shoreline Community College Jazz Ensemble performs works from the libraries of the classic big-bands, as well as contemporary arrangements and student compositions. The ensemble records, tours and performs frequently throughout the Northwest.

The Jazz Ensemble performs at least one off-site concert per quarter. The group is working hard to prepare for a potential trip to New Orleans in the Spring.


Jobs: Shoreline Community College

Shoreline Community College has a new opening.

Program Coordinator, Tutoring Services

Under the general direction of the Tutoring Services Manager, this position will manage the daily tasks within the tutoring office, such as matching tutors and students, communicating with tutors and students, approving timesheets, coordinating various learning centers and conversation groups, and managing office intake.

In addition, the Coordinator will follow-up with tutors and students, coordinate new hire paperwork, advertise services to students and staff, collaborate with the Tutoring Services Manager to create and enhance tutor training and maintain reliable hours. The Coordinator also will serve as the first point of contact for anyone entering the Tutoring Services office.

Complete description and application


Presentation: Suicide Prevention - Mar 20 at Shoreline Center

The community is invited to a presentation on how to interact with kids when talking about mental health. Learn to help them help themselves and their friends.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7 - 8:30pm, Shoreline Center 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155. Shoreline Room at the north end of the Center.


Last Chance - Join Your Commons Community for Breakfast, Fellowship, and a Lively Auction

With the Third Place Commons annual fundraising breakfast just over a week away on March 8th, anticipation is building for a truly special community event including a better-than-ever live auction with something for everyone.

A popular annual tradition, the breakfast is always a wonderful occasion for friends, neighbors, and colleagues to join together and show support for Third Place Commons and the many vital community services provided by the beloved nonprofit organization. So if you don’t have your tickets, now is the time.

As usual, the breakfast will include a quick and lively auction and this year’s auction catalogue features some really special items. Are you a music lover who frequents the live weekend music at the Commons? Bid on the chance to have a jazz trio of great, local musicians play live at your own private party!

Are you aching for spring so you can go play in your garden? Then you’ll want to dig into the bidding for a special gardener’s bundle of goodies from Sky Nursery, Wild Birds Unlimited, and Town Center Hardware. If you prefer fish over flowers, then you’ll want to cast your line toward the fly fishing lessons from the Avid Angler.

Have an occasion to celebrate? Go for a special dinner at Preservation Kitchen or enjoy a much needed date night with dinner and a show at 5th Avenue Theatre. Or better yet, celebrate with over a dozen of your closest friends at a lunch for 15 at the Lake Forest Bar and Grill.

If the world’s woes have got you down, you can soothe your soul with a full year of monthly facials or massages from A Better Day Salon. Truly there will be something for everyone, so just get in there and bid. It will be worth every dollar!

Guests will also enjoy a delicious breakfast courtesy of Honey Bear Bakery, a joyful, musical welcome from the Milner Family Fiddles, and a terrific featured speaker in Ron Chew. (Read more about Ron Chew’s impressive bio here.)

And if you’re reading this now, then you won’t want to miss the chance to honor the tremendous service of local community treasure Diane Hettrick, editor of the Shoreline Area News, who will receive the Friends of the Community Award at the event.

Third Place Commons is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on the support of individuals like you to foster real community in real space by hosting over 900 free events each year and presenting the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market.

Get your tickets now to join your Commons community in supporting this unique and special place that truly helps our community to thrive all year long. See you at the Commons on March 8th!


Sewing program for kids at Richmond Beach Library Saturday

Sewing for kids age 7 to 11 at a program Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, 98177.

No experience needed and all materials supplied.

Call 206-546-3522 to register and they'll let you know the room and time.

Sponsored by Friends of the Richmond Beach Library.


March speakers - Lake Forest Park Rotary

The Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park’s Weekly Meeting Speakers for the Month of March:

The Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park meets every Wednesday morning for breakfast from 7:15-8:30am at the Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church, 17440 Brookside Blvd. NE.

Each weekly meeting includes a program from 8-8:30am. 

We invite all interested community members to come visit for breakfast, meet our members, learn about our club and enjoy our program. 

The programs for March are:

March 7: Randi Eseltine, Director of Community Engagement, Youth Care, Homeless Youth Support Program

March 14: Dr. Mike Burns, Senior Lecturer and Researcher and Director, SPHSC Bachelor of Science Program, University of Washington, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences

March 21: City of Lake Forest Police Department Update

March 28: Big Five Update - City of Lake Forest Park

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas.

Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.

For more information, visit Rotary. Meetings of the Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park are held every Wednesday morning for breakfast at the Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church, 17440 Brookside Blvd. NE, Lake Forest Park.


North Cascades highway reopens after major avalanche

The North Cascades Highway SR20 has reopened after it was closed by a major avalanche on Sunday morning near Newhalem.

WSDOT Crews started work on Monday morning to reopen a single lane, to allow those stuck between the slide and the season closure gate to leave the area. By Monday afternoon they were able to open one lane, allowed those trapped behind the slide to leave and allow local traffic to flow.

By Tuesday afternoon they had reopened both lanes to all traffic.


Enlightened Aging: Building Resilience for a long Active Life

Enlightened Aging: Building Resilience for a long Active Life
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 9:45am to 10:45am

First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach

Former long-time Innis Arden resident Dr. Eric Larson will discuss his recent book, “Enlightened Aging: Building Resilience for a long Active Life”

Dr. Eric B. Larson’s book is filled with practical advice based on his decades of his work as a research scientist and physician. That experience revealed one quality that’s consistent among those who age well and happily: resilience — the capacity to adapt and grow stronger in the face of adversity, to stay healthy or bounce back from illness and other challenges.

His book describes three interrelated steps on a PATH to resilience: pro-activity, acceptance, three reservoirs (mentally, physically, and socially) for the long, fulfilling road ahead.

The book explores how our attitudes of activation and acceptance can change the way we approach not only aging — but death itself. By taking an enlightened approach, we may come to a place where we can relax and grow very old knowing we are safe, comfortable, and well cared for — an ideal Dr. Larson has seen many of his patients, research subjects, family, and friends experience near the end of life.

Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH
Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, is a leading expert in the science of healthy aging. Since 1986, he has led a large, longitudinal research program focused on delaying and preventing Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, and declines in memory and thinking.

He is vice president for research and health care innovation for the Washington state region of Kaiser Permanente (formerly Group Health) and executive director of Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.

In addition, he is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine and of health services at the UW School of Public Health. He also maintains an internal -medicine practice, providing primary care to his patients since 1975.

Before joining Group Health in 2002, Dr. Larson served as medical director for the UW Medical Center and associate dean for clinical affairs at its medical school from 1989 to 2002. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Filled with inspiring personal stories and up-to-date medical advice, Enlightened Aging helps readers determine what their own paths can look like, given their own experiences and circumstances. While especially relevant to the baby boomer generation, this work is really for people of all ages looking for encouragement and wise counsel in order to live a long, active life.


Sandy Hook Promise resources: Know the Signs

Sandy Hook Promise is the organization established by the parents and family of the children and adults who were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

They have created and assembled a large amount of information and resources and actions for identifying and working with youth who are troubled.

Their prevention programs are at this website: Know the Signs

Dan Satterberg
King County Prosecutor
King County - when the signs are there

If you are in King county and know of someone who has firearms and is in a crisis situation, you can email the King County Prosecutor's office.

"Too often after a mass shooting or tragedy, we hear people say, 'I knew this person was troubled/having problems/seemed dangerous.' Now you can take action if you are concerned about someone in a crisis situation with firearms."


Op-Ed: Response to Violence

By Steven H. Robinson

With the continuing violence in schools/colleges, communities and against police officers across our nation I reflect on my 38-year career in University/college law enforcement, and some possible responses to the continuing problem our society faces with increasing regularity.

As an armed university police officer for30 years starting as a patrol officer and finishing as an administrator, to an additional 8 years as unarmed college security as an administrator. From the first day I was taught to respond to incidents of violence on campuses (fights, knives, guns, explosives and vehicle assaults). At the start of my career in 1972 it was just responding to the aftermath of the violence.

Multi-phased approach
Through the multi-phased training, planning, prevention, intervention and response, as described below, we can create safer homes, communities and institutions. No one response will work alone. We, as citizens, interested in our own safety needs to be aware of our responsibility and become informed on how to create a safer place to live and thrive.

Responsible Gun Ownership
Responsible gun ownership is an ideal every gun owner should take seriously. Even the National Rifle Association supports this idea. Legislators have attempted to enable reasonable laws concerning the proper storage of firearms. Every sporting goods store including COSTCO, Big Five, Fred Meyer have gun locks and secure storage items on sale. In the past local law enforcement have provided gun locks for free. Firearm owners must take measures to prevent their weapon from being accessed by the curious, untrained or criminal element. We continue to see heart breaking stories of children shooting each other, accidental shootings and firearms entering the black market for use by individuals who are banned from possessing firearms.

Use/Enforce existing gun regulations
Major firearms regulations were enacted at the federal level in 1934 and 1968 with minor revisions along the way. Individual states, and other jurisdictions have enacted more restrictions to gun ownership. For Washington State laws you may refer to the Revised Code of Washington Title 9.41 which lays out ownership requirements and restrictions related to purchasing and owning a firearm as well as definitions of dangerous weapons. We continue to see a lack of reporting and maintaining the federal database of individuals with a criminal record or mental history that precludes them from legally obtaining or being in possession of a firearm. This lack of an up-to-date and accurate database needs to change.

Red Flag Laws
You may have heard of the red flag legislation that allows for the impoundment / seizure of firearms from individuals who have shown they may be violent to their self or others. Family, friends or associates may file to have a judge has deemed the danger exists as our state has enacted. We hear that there is no funding available to implement these programs. This needs to change. The safety of everyone is involved. Because every part of our country has different norms and expectations we should not be deterred if a national law is not enacted. We may need to come together locally to support rational and sensible weapons laws.

Behavior Intervention
Campus officials, under recommendations from the Department of Education, were encouraged and then mandated to develop a coordinated approach to identify individuals with behavioral characteristics who may pose a threat to the learning community. Trained campus staff from law enforcement, counseling, residential life, human resources developed a review model to evaluate possible behavior of campus individuals and regular visitors that might turn violent. Members of the campus community (law enforcement, residential life, instructors, student life, human resources, etc.) were provided with a way to confidentially report their concerns to the intervention team. Intervention techniques were then discussed in addressing the possible threat, and appropriate action was taken where it was deemed prudent. This action was taken to help the individual cope with any issues and hopeful assist them through completion of their academic career.

Even today there are programs such as “RADAR” being adopted by local law enforcement agencies like the Shoreline Police Department to address potentially violent individuals and mitigate the possibility of violent acts being completed.

Unfortunately, these successful programs are not common across our society or nation

Training on proper response to shootings and acts of terror
There has been much research into workplace and educational institution shootings. I was involved in a national review coordinated by the Secret Service reviewing these incidents prior to the Columbine Shooting in Colorado. Other federal agencies have done reviews and made suggestions to improve the higher education and local school community response and mitigation plans related to threat assessment and behavior intervention to address this issue.

Law enforcement officers and emergency planners at university and colleges were informed/trained in the Department of Homeland Security program of “Run, Hide, Fight” to respond to a violent situation. Many schools and colleges provide this training as well as some businesses. Everyone should be informed/trained in these techniques to be able to be safer in our violent society. Your local police or an internet search should be able to provide the basic ideas of “Run, Hide, Fight.”


Help design Shoreline's Parks - open houses on Mar 6 and Mar 10

Richmond Highlands Park
The City of Shoreline is holding two open houses to present design ideas for eight Shoreline parks.

They have evaluated 13 Shoreline parks and are now beginning site concepts for the eight selected parks.

Two to three design concepts for each park will be featured at each open house and online.

Plans reflect community and City input, guide funding, and assist in defining the future of these parks.

Tuesday, March 6 open house from 6:00 - 8:00pm at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N.

Parks west of I-5 which are under consideration
  • Hillwood
  • James Keough
  • Shoreview
  • Richmond Highlands
  • Westminster Triangle
Additional information

Brugger's Bog
Hannah Jahnke-King
Saturday, March 10 from 9:00 - 11:00am at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N.

Parks East of I-5 which are under consideration
  • Brugger's Bog Park
  • Hamlin Park
  • Ridgecrest Park


Summer College Internships at Seattle Aquarium - deadline Mar 10

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Seattle Aquarium internship program is designed for those with a strong desire to move into the zoo/aquarium field as a career path. 

Their internship is an in-depth program requiring a minimum commitment of 400 hours (maximum of 500 hours) in at least 10 weeks but no more than 13 weeks (32-40 hours per week).

Birds / Mammal Team application deadlines for 2018

Summer 2018 internship:

Begins in June 2018
Applications accepted until March 10, 2018
Interviews—TBD the week of March 26, 2018
Decision—April 6, 2018

Application packets
For more information contact Katrina Bettis 206-693-6112.


American Dance Institute Classes begin Mar 12

Modern dance for kids
American Dance Institute is set to begin dance classes on March 12, 2018. 

“Originally scheduled to open January 8th, we were met with unanticipated construction delays," said Elizabeth Chayer, Founder / Director of American Dance Institute. 
"All issues have now been resolved and we have the greenlight to open our doors.”

Community interest has been very high and the school currently has over 300 adult, teen and children registered and ready to begin dance classes in Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Flamenco, Children’s Creative Dance, and Mommy and Daddy and Me Toddler Dance.

Flamenco dance for adults
The new Shoreline studio, at 1240 NE 175th Street, is in the North City neighborhood, just a half block from Walgreens Drug, Safeway, and across the street from the (old) Post Office at 15th NE and NE 175th Streets. 

The American Dance Institute has three locations in Shoreline and Seattle with highly trained staff, a well-developed curriculum, and exclusive teaching methods to ensure that students will progress further, faster, and safer than at any other school.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Chayer, or call 206-402-6561.


Legion hears the WWII story of the Four Chaplains

Mr. John Brady conducted the Four Chaplains
ceremony and spoke of their service
Text and photos 
by Jerry Pickard

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, Post 227 held their monthly general membership meeting with three featured speakers. 

The first speaker was Mr. John Brady, past Post Commander for a post in Ukiah California. He is now a member of Post 227. He conducted the "Four Chaplains Ceremony".

Who were the four Chaplains?

They all held the rank of First Lieutenant. They included a Methodist Minister, Rev. George L. Fox, Rabbi Alexander D. Goode, of the reform movement. A Roman Catholic priest, Father John P. Washington, and Reformed Church in America minister, Rev. Clark V. Poling. 

Their backgrounds, personalities, and faiths were different, although Goode, Poling, and Washington had all served as leaders in The Boy Scouts of America.

Washington, 34, had cheated on an eye test to join up. Rabbi Alexander Goode, 31, son of a Rabbi and a relative of entertainer Al Jolson, left behind his young family. So did Dutch Reformed Minister Clark Poling, 32, a seventh generation clergyman and son of a fiery evangelist. Fox, 42, the Methodist minister, had lied about his age to enlist in WWI. He was seventeen when he received the French Croix de Guerre after giving his gas mask to a wounded soldier.

The Four Chaplains

They met at the Army Chaplain's school at Harvard University, where they prepared for assignments in the European theater in WWII, sailing on board USAT Dorchester to report to their new assignments.

Once a luxury coastal liner, The USAT Dorchester was a 5649-ton cruise liner for 300 passengers that had been converted into an Army Transport ship with a capacity for 900. It sailed from New York on January 23, 1943, as part of convoy SG-19, en route to Greenland, carrying the four Chaplains and approximately 900 others. Most of the soldiers on its final trip were young and inexperienced. SG-19 was escorted by Coast Guard Cutters Tampa, Escanaba and Comanche.

It was a rough ride in the churning North Atlantic with many becoming seasick. The Chaplains tried to keep their spirits up, conducting services, concocting a talent show and constantly joking.

On the evening of February 2, 1943 ship's Captain Hans J. Danielsen was concerned and cautious. Earlier the Tampa had detected a submarine with its sonar. Danielsen knew he was in dangerous waters even before he got the warning. German U-boats constantly prowled the sea lanes and several ships had already been sunk.

The Dorchester was now only 150 miles from its destination. The Captain ordered the men to sleep in their clothing and wear their life jackets. Many soldiers disregarded the order because of the engines heat. Others disregarded because the life jackets were uncomfortable.

On February 3rd at 12:55am German submarine U-223 spotted the Dorchester and approached the convoy on the surface. After identifying and targeting the Dorchester, the sub's captain gave orders to fire torpedoes and a fan of three were fired. The one that hit struck amidships on the starboard side far below the waterline.

Captain Danielsen, alerted that the ship was taking on water rapidly and was sinking, gave orders to abandon ship. In less than 20 minutes the Dorchester would sink.

Tragically, the hit had knocked out power and radio contact with the three escort ships. The CGC Comanche, however, saw the flash of the explosion and responded, rescuing 97 survivors. The CGC Escanaba circled the Dorchester rescuing an additional 132 survivors. The third cutter CGC Tampa, continued on escorting the remaining two ships.

Aboard the Dorchester panic and chaos set in. The blast had killed scores of men, and many more were wounded. Others, stunned by the explosion, were groping in darkness. Those sleeping without clothing rushed topside where they were confronted by a blast of icy arctic air and the knowledge that death awaited.

Men jumped from the ship into lifeboats, overcrowding them to the point of capsizing , and other lifeboats tossed into the Atlantic drifted away before anyone could get in them.

The Chaplains remained calm and tried to calm and comfort the soldiers trying to escape the sinking ship. They opened storage lockers and passed out life jackets until they ran out of them. They then gave their life jackets to four frightened young men. Rabbi Goode gave his gloves to a sailor knowing he would not be needing them.

The altruistic action of the four Chaplains constitutes one of the purist spiritual and ethical acts a person can make. When giving their life jackets, Rabbi Goode did not call out for a Jew; Father Washington did not call out for a Catholic; nor did the Reverends Fox and Poling call out for a Protestant. They simply gave their life jackets to the next men in line.

As the ship went down, survivors in nearby rafts could see the four chaplains - arms linked and braced against the slanting deck, their voices offering prayers in the mixed languages of English, Hebrew, and Latin.

Of the 902 men aboard the USAT Dorchester, 672 died, leaving 230 survivors. When the news reached the American shores the nation was stunned by the magnitude of the tragedy and the heroic conduct of the four Chaplains.

The Distinguished Service Cross and The Purple Heart were awarded posthumously December 19, 1944 to the next of kin.

CDR Larry Fischer presenta Olvia Olson
with a gift certificate. 
Following John Brady's presentation, Miss Olivia Olson, an Honor's senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School presented her Best in Class essay on Patriotism.

She recited her essay without notes, impressing the audience. She is 17 and has applied to Duke University, USC, and several other universities. She is a stand-out student and will go far. Her mother and father are both graduates of the Air Force Academy.

Following Olivia's presentation, Chaplain Debra Maude spoke to the group about her service time in Iraq as a Chaplain's Assistant.

Debra spent eighteen years in the U.S. Army Reserves before her deployment to Iraq in April of 2007. She was promoted from SFC, E-7 to second Lieutenant as a new Chaplain. In April of 1991 Debra got a job with the IRS at a GS-3 grade level. She is now a GS-13.

Chaplain Debra Maude and CDR Coffey
When she returned from Iraq she returned to her IRS job and attended her Seminary.

In April of 2016 she started a new ministry for veterans, using the VFW hall. She had fifty people in her first service.

Her vets gather for breakfast before she conducts her church service. She now has church plants over the greater Seattle area.

Vice Commander Ray Coffey presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Debra after her presentation.


In The Garden Now….Bear’s Paw Hellebore

Bear’s Foot or Stinking Hellebore
Text and photos 
by Victoria Gilleland

Dozens of hellebore varieties are in bloom right now or soon will be. 

I’ve been waiting all season for one of my favorites to come into its full glory. 

In my world of plants, those named after animals always pique my interest. Bear’s Foot Hellebore is no exception.

I’m very fond of chartreuse flowers. The waxy bell shaped flowers that adorn this compact evergreen plant will stand out in any shade to part shade garden in the area. Plants are typically 2 to 2 ½ feet high and wide with flower clusters carried above the narrow leathery green leaves.

If plant parts are crushed or bruised they may be a bit on the stinky side ...thus the “foetidus” descriptive name. However, I’ve never noticed a strong scent associated with the plant even when flowers, leaves or stems were cut or crushed.

All parts of the plant are toxic so keep children and pets from consuming them.

Bear’s Foot or Stinking Hellebore
Bear’s Foot Hellebore tends to be drought tolerant and easy to grow in Northwest gardens. Even if they’re neglected they seem to persevere. I’ve grown them in pots and in the ground with great success.

Think about where you might grow this plant. Not only does it need to be grown in the right soil and light, but it needs to be placed in a position in the garden where it can be seen and enjoyed from a window or a well-traveled path in the middle of winter.

I have one growing about eight feet from the main entry to our house where it can easily be enjoyed in winter.

With the rising wildlife population in our area I’m always on the lookout for plants that rabbits and deer don’t bother. So far so good with Bear Paw! 

But keep in mind that what was once on the ‘inedible list’ can suddenly appear on the ‘gourmet dining list’ for our animal friends.

‘Bear Paw’ Hellebore is a beautiful evergreen perennial that would surely brighten your garden on some of its darkest days. Enjoy it in a container or in a garden bed.

Botanical Name: Helleborus foetidus

Victoria Gilleland is the owner of Cottage Garden Designs, a Garden Design company specializing in Redesign of Residential Gardens, Garden Consultation and Coaching. She has been designing gardens in the northwest for over 25 years.


Exploring Careers: How to Discover Your Dream Job, Get Training and Find Funding for School

Shoreline Library entrance
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Exploring Careers: How to Discover Your Dream Job, Get Training and Find Funding for School

Wednesday, February 28, 6pm, Shoreline Library 345 NE 175th StShoreline 98155 206-362-7550

Want a better job or considering a career change?

Get hands-on advice from a panel of career and training experts for getting the job you want and the training to succeed.

Gain tips on career exploration, overcoming obstacles, and funding your training.

This interactive panel from Shoreline Community College will help you get started to achieve your next goals.


Clog Dancing - easy, aerobic, and fun

Maureen Pettit teaches
American Clogging classes
New session starts Monday
Maureen Pettit is teaching two American Clogging classes for the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center. Classes are held at the Spartan Gym (in the Gymnasium) and her next sessions begin Monday, March 5, 2018. 

She has two levels:

BEGINNERS - Mondays 9:45am-10:45am - learn the basic steps of clogging and dance to easy cued routines.

INTERMEDIATE - Mondays 10:30am-11:45am - learn more complicated step combinations and cued routines.

FEES per class are $3 Senior Center members and $5 for non members.

How to join the Senior Center

Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign-in and register with the instructor.

Maureen has a distinguished international dance background. Born in Scotland and trained in England, she joined a London ballet company. Later she turned to musical theatre and toured Europe with productions of Kiss Me Kate, Brigadoon, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, and others.

She met her husband in Paris while she was dancing with the Folies Bergere and they moved to Seattle. She ran a dance studio in West Seattle for many years and added clog dancing and American Folk dance to her repertoire. She created a performance group of cloggers which performed locally and toured Europe.

After retirement she spent half the year in Arizona where she created a variety show with singing, dancing, and comedy. The troupe performs 40 shows a season around Arizona.

Maureen is a fully accredited teacher of ballet with the Royal Academy of Dancing, London, and a fully accredited ballroom dance teacher with I.S.T.D. Currently she is teaching clogging, and international folk dance classes in Shoreline, Edmonds, and Mountlake Terrace.


Shoreline Social Justice Book Group introductory session Mar 11

Monday, February 26, 2018

Come for a discussion of Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories by Sandra Cisneros.

The Shoreline Social Justice Book (SSJB) group is a rich opportunity to meet neighbors and build community by reading and discussing books written from diverse perspectives.

Books selected focus on the experiences of people of color, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, and other marginalized groups, as well as social issues such as immigration and poverty.

Discussions will be held on the second Sunday of each month in the Council Chambers at Shoreline City Hall.

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 2 - 4pm

Shoreline City Hall, Council Chambers, 17500 Midvale Ave N.


Shoreline Planning Commission meets Thursday

Shoreline Planning Commission Thursday, March 1, 2018 – 7pm, Regular Meeting, City Hall Council Chambers 17500 Midvale Ave N, 98133.


Comment on Agenda items

Two skilled medical homes have asked for permits to develop small facilities in Shoreline. The issue is that their planned population falls between the amount allowed for a single family home and an Adult Family Home, which is covered by different regulations.

Ashley House has already bought a very large, but run-down house in the Echo Lake Neighborhood (aka The Mansion). They are asking for permits to remodel and operate a medical facility. They specialize in taking care of infants and children between when Children's Hospital releases them and when they are able to return home. They expect to serve 12-15 children at a time, with 24 hour skilled nursing care.

Nursing Evolutions has expressed interest in locating a facility in Shoreline but has not yet purchased property.

The City's issue is how to amend the code in such a way that it does not open the door to uses that are contrary to the well-being of the neighborhood and it does not allow for a change in the types of activities that can currently be considered for an R-4 and R-6 neighborhood.


Cartoon: End of the Olympics - Mogul ski course

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


Reminder: Town Center Community Design Workshops Wednesday

As the outreach process for the Town Center Vision continues, you are invited to participate in one of two Design Workshops on Wednesday, February 28.

Both events will begin with a 15-minute presentation, followed by a small group work session and report-out. 

The City hopes to hear opinions on concepts and design ideas for Town Center from a wide cross-section of Lake Forest Park residents and businesses.

Community Design Workshops
  • February 28, 4:30 - 6:00pm
  • February 28, 6:30 - 8:00pm

Both meetings will be held at Town Center in the office spaces on the second floor, south side of Third Place Commons (follow the signs!).

Plan to attend one of the above workshops — choose the time that works best for you.

For more, visit’s Town Center Vision and Events pages!

Corrected headline to Town Center instead of Town Hall 2-27-18


Winter Sisters and Raspberry Danish author events at Third Place Books

Authors will read on Wednesday and Friday this week at Third Place Books, upper level Town Center, Lake Forest Park, intersection of Ballinger Way and Bothell Way.

Wednesday, February 28 at 7pm
Robin Oliveira
Winter Sisters

From the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter comes a rich and compelling historical novel about the disappearance of two young girls after a cataclysmic blizzard, and what happens when their fate is discovered.

Friday, March 2 at 6pm
Joanne Fluke
Raspberry Danish Murder (Kensington Press)

Thanksgiving has a way of thawing the frostiest hearts in Lake Eden. But that won't be happening for newlywed Hannah Swensen Barton — not after her husband suddenly disappears…


Kellogg stages musical - Mar 1-4

The talented actors from Kellogg Middle School will be performing Madagascar Jr. this week on Thursday, March 1st-Sunday, March 4th. This musical will be fun for the whole family to watch.

All shows are at the Shorecrest Performing Arts Center; Thursday-Saturday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth.

Shorecrest Performing Arts Center is part of Shorecrest High School, 15343 25th Ave NE Shoreline 98155


Republic Services is having trouble with icy hills and frozen yard waste in LFP

Republic Services reports some icy conditions on Monday; attempts to service these areas will be made once the sun can melt the ice. 

Drivers are also finding material in the yard waste containers (organics) is frozen and may not be able to be removed from the container.


Legal clinic Mar 10 in Lynnwood to help veterans reinstate their driver's license

Eligible veterans who need help reinstating their driver’s license can get free legal assistance at an upcoming legal clinic in Lynnwood on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

To receive services at the clinic, you should make an appointment no later than March 5. To make an appointment, call (425) 258-9283 ext. 16.

You are eligible for services through the clinic if:
  • You served in any branch of the Armed Forces or the National Guard (must bring DD-214); or
  • You are currently serving in any branch of the Armed Forces or the National Guard; and
  • Your household income is below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level. 

At the clinic, legal professionals will be available to assist with issues related to reinstating driver’s licenses.

Note that space is limited and that volunteers will only provide limited legal assistance. They will not provide clients with ongoing representation or provide help with other legal matters.

The clinic is a partnership between Snohomish County Legal Services and the Washington State Bar Association’s Call to Duty initiative, with support from the Washington State Bar Foundation.


Good Morning Shoreline! Join the Chamber of Commerce for free breakfast Tuesday

Birgit and Phillip Ages are the
Folk Voice Band

Join us at our monthly, Good Morning Shoreline! - February on Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Help us plan by registering soon, either by emailing us or registering online 

Tuesday Morning, February 27
7:30-8:30 am

This is a free event, and open to the public, thanks to Aegis of Shoreline!

Energize your day with coffee, a light breakfast and networking. Build relationships with and get inspiration from other members of the Shoreline business community. Reconnect with friends, make new acquaintances and create new business opportunities.

This Month we Feature: Birgit and Philip Ages of Folk Voice Band

Folk Voice comes in various shapes and sizes from duo, trio to ensemble, providing entertainment for any occasion you can think of. Be it a wedding, anniversary, birthday celebration, listening or background music to a full dance band sound. You will be amazed at the versatility and variety this band has to offer.

Bring business cards if you have them, and be ready to share a story about your business.

Aegis of Shoreline is providing a complimentary gourmet continental breakfast, and we will meet in one of the rooms in their beautiful facility. We will start at 7:30am and end at 8:30am, but feel free to drop in late or leave early as needed.

Presented by the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Aegis of Shoreline.

Aegis of Shoreline 14900 1st Ave NEShoreline 98155


Look out Tacoma Dome - Shorecrest girls are coming to town

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Julia Strand in play last week
Photo by Geoff Vlcek
The Shorecrest girls basketball team defeated the Cleveland Eagles, the Metro League champs, 43-36, Saturday at Bellevue CC to qualify for the 3A State Tournament.

The Scots (17-7) will square off against the Seattle Prep Panthers (18-5) Wednesday night at 7:15 in the Tacoma Dome, 2727 E D St, Tacoma 98421.

The Bellevue gymnasium and foyer were bustling with Scots and Eagles fans and family. Stands on both side of the court where nearly filled with anxious supporters. The new and better lighting enhanced the ambiance of the arena.

The Scots set up their one-on-one defense quickly and with a turnover launched a fast-paced attack resulting in an 8 to 0 lead over the Eagles early in the first quarter.

Fast breaks initiated by senior Julia Strand, with junior Audrey Dietz and senior Shelby Gresch on the wings, produced numerous opportunities for scoring. By mid-quarter the Eagle were starting to adjust to the up tempo game of the Scots. (The Seattle Times got a great shot of this play)

Sophomores Amanda Lee and Sidney VanNess were quick to scramble for loose balls going to the floor frequently throughout the contest.

At the six minute mark Lee joined in a scrum, came up bleeding from both sides of her nose, and departed the court.

While both squads were cold early, the seven defensive rebounds by the Scots limited second shot opportunities for the Eagles and kept the Scots in the lead through the quarter, ending at Scots 9 and Eagles 2.

In the early stages of the second quarter, the Scots one-on-one defense, with excellent communications and switching, kept the Eagles in check. Some casual ball handling held down the Scots scoring as well.

Two minutes into the quarter the courageous Lee returned to the court with some “unwelcome” adornment in her nose. She continued to execute an effective point game and the pace quickened late in the quarter.

Sophomore Kira Wood came off the bench to hit her first three pointer, ending the half Scots 19 Eagles 14.

The starting five opened up the third quarter with a fast-paced up and down game, and Cleveland matched the pace. Defensive rebounding again played a significant role in holding down the opponent and building a lead over the Eagles.

Several give and go plays, Wood to Strand, further increased the lead. The defensive work of the tall trio of Strand, Gresch and Dietz on the inside made it difficult for the Eagles post to maneuver in the key. With the increased intensity, the Scots accrued six fouls in the quarter. The third closed Scots 34 and Eagles 24.

Ten seconds into the final quarter, the Eagles were already in the foul bonus. For the Scots, a fast break from Strand to Dietz was a picture perfect score that energized the team.

The Eagles picked up their defense and ground their way back into the game, chipping away at the Shorecrest lead. The Scots responded with a three guard offense that damped down the Eagles.

With two and a half minutes left in the game the score was tied.
With tension building and two minutes to go, Sydney VanNess hit a three pointer, the biggest shot of her life, to give the Scots a lead they would not relinquish.
After several failed Eagles scoring attempts, Strand rebounded a Cleveland miss. With time running down on the shot clock, and just over a minute to play, the steady senior Strand iced the game with a step-back three that got nothing but net.

Final score, Scots 43 Eagles 36.

Scots fans gave the team a standing ovation and the team reciprocated.

Wednesday at 7:15pm it will be Seattle Prep vs Shorecrest at the TACOMA Dome—STATE!

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