Photos: "Hey Lady...

Friday, September 20, 2019

Photo by Gloria Z Nagler

.......can I interest you in a watch?


Seattle Wind Symphony's 9th season starts October 6 at Shorewood Performing Arts Center

The Seattle Wind Symphony's 9th season starts October 6, 2019 at Shorewood Performing Arts Center, 17300 Fremont Ave N, Shoreline 98133

Hauntings is a program that explores the mysterious, creepy, and spiritual. The centerpiece of the program is Stephen McNeff's "Ghosts" - a nine movement composition telling the tales of supernatural spirits.''

Jason Gilliam, euphonium
Jason Gilliam, euphonium, will be the featured soloist on The Devil's Tongue. Other featured composers include Berlioz, Whitacre, Galbraith, and Shostakovich.

Gilliam was the solo euphonium in the Tacoma Concert Band for over 20 years and was a featured soloist in over 50 performances. 

Other performance credits include the Seattle Symphony, Tacoma Symphony, Auburn Symphony, The Tubadours, and the Northwest Mahler Festival Orchestra.

Dr. John Falskow, Artistic Director
and Conductor

This season marks the inauguration of our new artistic director and conductor, Dr. John Falskow

Dr. Falskow brings a wealth of experience in area ensembles as well as an interest in the full range of compositions for wind band (from the most classic to more contemporary). We're excited to explore these works during our season.

General admission $20 | Senior admission - $18 | Students - $5

Tickets and concert information at


Classifieds: Shoreline Fire Commissioners Special Meeting Oct 8

The Board of Commissioners of Shoreline Fire have scheduled a special meeting on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 1pm for the public open bid meeting for the Headquarters Station 61 remodel construction project.

The meeting will be held at the Fire Department 17525 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133.


Richmond Beach Shoe Repair is closing

Closing September 28, 2019
with owner's retirement
Photo by Phyllis Johnson

One of the last small businesses in the area is closing on September 28, 2019.

The owner of Richmond Beach Shoe Repair in the Richmond Village shopping center in the 4-Corners business district of Shoreline on RB Road is retiring and closing his shop.

He has been in the shopping center for decades, only moving down a couple of spaces when the center underwent a major remodel.


Yoga for Healthy Bones

Heidi Lynné Yoga and Wellness

Yoga for Healthy Bones

October 8 - 29, 2019, 1pm - 2pm
Shoreline Senior Center
18560 1st Ave NE #1, Shoreline 98155

Call or drop in to the Senior Center to sign up. (206) 365-1536

You can take care of your bones, no matter your age! Protect your bones with a well-balanced diet, including calcium and vitamin D; get regular exercise; avoid smoking and limit alcohol.

Weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises build and maintain bone density. Recent studies show that Yoga can strengthen bones and improve bone density.
  • Yoga is low impact, putting less stress on the bones than many other forms of exercise.
  • Longer holds in standing postures are “weight-bearing”.
  • Yoga improves balance and prevent falls. Less falls, means less potential for broken bones.
  • Yoga stretches all muscles, including those that support the joints.
  • The action of working and stretching muscles against the bone helps promote bone growth. And stronger muscles puts less strain on joints.
  • Yoga increases range of motion and brings synovial fluid to the moveable joints.
  • Ease of movement with strength and balance reduces the chance of falling.


Tennis: Shorecrest vs Archbishop Murphy

WesCo 2A/3A 9-18-19 @ Shoreview Park
Shorecrest 7 - Archbishop Murphy 0
Shorecrest overall 1-3

Shorecrest players listed first
Shorecrest made a clean sweep of Archbishop Murphy, winning all singles and all doubles matches.

  1. Zaid Khan (10) vs Matthew Kenny (11)  6-0  6-0  W
  2. Calvin Rice (10) vs Rylan Cosanova (12)  6-2  6-2  W
  3. Owen Pierce (10) vs Kunal Renjen (11)  6-3  4-6  10-3  W
  4. Matthew Gardiner (10) vs Luke Humphrey (11)  6-4  6-2  W
  1. John Burke (11) / Tyler Keen (12) vs Connor Benum (12) / Nick Meyer (12)  6-2- 6-0  W
  2. Carson Hart (11) / Ben Wendt (11) vs Nate Hempstead (11) / Jacob Fault (11) 6-0  6-2  W
  3. Connor Wakefield (10) / Omar Ahmed (11) vs Patrick Kenny (9) / Donovan Harmon (11)  6-3  6-2  W  
The next game is September 23, a home game at Shoreview Park against Edmonds-Woodway.

-Coach Rob Mann


Positive Discipline for Families program from Center for Human Services in Spanish and English

The Center for Human Services is offering free Positive Discipline programs for parents and caregivers in English and Spanish.

Registration is required. Register online: English

The Positive Discipline for Families Program is a series of 8 weekly classes for parents/caregivers who want more cooperative and respectful relationships with their children.

Classes will be weekly on Tuesdays 10:30-1:00pm starting October 1st - November 19, 2019.

Through this program participants can learn tools to:
  • Be more effective as a parent and have fun in the process
  • Discipline with kindness and firmness at the same time
  • Raise responsible and respectful children
  • Strengthen your social support network
  • Reduce your stress and strengthen your family’s resilience.
If you register for this program you are intending to attend all 8 sessions.

On Site free child care is provided.

Eligibility: Our focus population for this class are parents/caregivers with at least one child under the age of 6.

Questions: Contact Velia Lara at 206-631-8824 or

Classes at the Bothell United Methodist Church, 18515 92nd Ave NE, Bothell 98011 

Programa de Disciplina Positiva para Familias

Se require registro: Español

El Programa de Disciplina Positiva para Familias es una serie de 8 clases semanales para padres/cuidadores que desean relaciones más cooperativas y respetuosas con sus hijos.

Las clases serán semanales los martes de 10:30-1:00pm a partir del 1 de octubre al 19 de noviembre de 2019.

A traves de este programa, los participantes pueden aprender herramientas para:
  • Ser más efectivo como padre y divertirte en el proceso
  • Disciplinar con amabilidad y firmeza al mismo tiempo
  • Criar niños responsables y respetuosos
  • Fortalece tu red de apoyo social
  • Reduzca el estres y fortalezca la resilencia de su familia.
Si se registra en este programa, tiene la intención de asistir a las 8 sesiones.


Cuidado infantil gratuito.

Elegibilidad: Nuestra población de enfoque para esta clase son los padres y cuidadores con al menos un niño menor de 6 años de edad.

Preguntas: Contacto Velia Lara 206-631-8824 o


Three women glass artists at City of Shoreline gallery

Experiments in Glass Kiln Casting and Folding: 

Karen Mahardy, Carol Milne, Fahan Sky MacDonagh 

As part of the three-day glass festival across in the Puget Sound Region known as REFRACT: The Seattle Glass Experience, the City of Shoreline Public Art Program is proud to host three women glass artists from north Seattle and Florida who will present recent experiments in glass kiln casting on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm

Artwork will be on view through mid-January 2020 with regular viewing hours from 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday in the lobby. 



WSDOT has announced a new job in Shoreline.

Active Transportation - Transportation Engineer 2 (In-Training)
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 09/30/19 11:59 PM Pacific Time

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has a great opportunity for a motivated engineer who has strong technical skills, an aptitude for traffic analysis projects, and a keen interest in active transportation. 

The selected candidate will optimize traffic operations on state highways throughout the Northwest Region by identifying operational and safety needs for active transportation users which includes pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit. The incumbent will perform reviews and draft recommendations to address those needs, and work on implementing those recommendations.

To view the entire posting and apply, visit: Active Transportation - TE2


Shorewood girls basketball feeder program

It's that time of year again for another great season of Shorewood Feeder basketball! Tryouts are right around the corner, so click here for a link to the Shoreline Sports Foundation registration page to register ahead of your tryout! 

Tryout times and locations for each grade:
  • 5th Grade: Wednesday, October 2; 5:30-7pm at the SSF Gym. Registration opens at 5:00pm
  • 6th Grade: Wednesday, September 25; 5:30-7pm at Spartan Gym. Registration opens at 5:15pm
  • 7th Grade: Thursday, September 26; 7:30-9pm at the SSF Gym. Registration opens at 7:00pm
  • 8th Grade: Thursday, September 26; 5:30-7pm at Spartan Gym. Registration opens at 5:15pm

SSF Gym Location: 14550 Westminster Way N, Shoreline 98133

Spartan Gym Location: 202 NE 185th St, Shoreline 98155


City of Shoreline hosting two informational meetings on Proposition 1

Location of proposed ShARCC
and the four parks
Shoreline City Council has placed a bond measure, Shoreline Proposition 1, on the November 5 general election ballot.

Approval of Proposition 1 will allow the City to construct a new aquatics, recreation, and community center. It will also allow the City to make improvements to four community parks. 

The City would issue up to $103,600,000 in general obligation bonds to be paid back through an increase in property taxes.

The city is hosting two informational meetings on Proposition 1.

Wed., Sept. 25
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Shoreline Library
345 NE 175th St.

Tues., Oct. 1
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center
16554 Fremont Ave. N.

To learn more about Proposition 1, come to one of these informational sessions.

More information


Do you have a dollar? Please buy a book

Most books are $1
Photo by Lien Titus

The Friends of Shoreline Library have 70 more boxes of books than last year and need every single resident of Shoreline to come buy a book!

Most books are $1.

The sale is set up in two meeting rooms of the Shoreline Library, just off the lobby. 345 NE 175th St, 98155.

Volunteers were still sorting books in this room
Photo by Lien Titus

The sale starts on Friday, 5pm - 9pm, as a pre-sale for members. However, you can join on the spot and shop immediately.

Saturday sales from 10am to 5pm.

Sunday is the Bag Sale, 11am to 3pm. They'll sell you a grocery bag for $3 and you can fill it up with anything at the sale!

You can buy enough books to last through the long, cold winter. Just pull up a heating source and a furry animal and don't leave the house until spring.



EPA names UW Bothell Professor to list of clean air experts

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Dan Jaffe, UW professor
named to EPA air quality experts
Photo courtesy UW Bothell
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named University of Washington Bothell’s Dan Jaffe, a professor of environmental chemistry, to its list of air quality experts. 

The 12 experts will assist the federal agency’s Chartered Clean Air Advisory Committee, providing technical expertise in a review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter and ozone.

Jaffe is an expert both on ozone, a key ingredient of smog, and on particulate matter, the tiny bits in smoke that may be breathed deep into the lungs.

“This appointment represents an opportunity to use my scientific expertise to support the EPA’s decision-making,” Jaffe said. 
“The long-term goal should be that our environmental laws, rules and regulations be based on the best available science and be designed to protect public health with an adequate margin of safety.”

Jaffe also is a recognized expert on the global transport of pollutants through the atmosphere. He leads research into local, regional and global pollution sources in the western United States. In addition, he is chair of the Physical Sciences Division in UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

“Dr. Jaffe is known internationally as an expert on air pollution and especially on ozone. We’re delighted that the EPA has recognized his work and that he is able to add his voice to the decision-making process,” said Marc Servetnick, acting dean of the School of STEM. 

The EPA clean air committee had requested additional experts. The EPA administrator selected them from people who were publicly nominated.


Photo: More flowers from Sky

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

It's always sunshine at Sky.


Customer information night at Expedia CruiseShipCenter in LFP

Expedia CruiseShipCenters and AMA Waterways will be hosting a free customer information night on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 6:30pm. 

Come and learn about their state-of-the-art ships, cruising iconic European rivers, and spectacular destinations along the way.

The session will be held at our Lake Forest Park office, 17171 Bothell Way NE, upper level (facing Ballinger Way). Light refreshments will be served.

Call our office to RSVP 206-347-8777.


Obituary: Stephanie Rae Stewart

Stephanie Rae Stewart
9/3/82 ~ 8/23/19
Stephanie Rae Stewart

Born in Seattle, WA and grew up in what later became Shoreline, WA.

Stephanie passed away (at 36) peacefully surrounded by her family’s love, after her gracious and courageous 16 month battle of stage IV cancer.

She is survived by her parents Jeff and Bev Stewart also of Shoreline; her sister Shawna Hawkins (Dan) and their son Cameron; her brother Brandon; her grandma Joan Breda; as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She graduated from Shorewood HS (Shoreline) in 2001. She worked for her grandma's business (The Kidswim Pool in Lake City 2000-2002) before and while working at the Hurray For Me School (now Horizon) in Richmond Beach from 2002-2011. 

She loved to be around kids and worked as a Nanny for several families after her time with HFM.

We will greatly miss her infectious smile and the sound of her laughter along with her having such a kind, positive, thankful and uplifting heart to all that knew her; we know she made a difference in the lives of many! We will cherish our time with her forever and will surely miss her all the rest of our days.

“Love you to the moon and back and now~beyond” Sweetheart. 

~ Until we are together again~

Celebration of her life will be held on Friday the 27th of September at 7:00pm at Alderwood Community Church, 3403 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood, WA 98036.


Shoreline says: Skip the straw

From the City of Shoreline

An estimated 9 million tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year. If that trend continues, it’s anticipated that there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050!
Plastic straws are an item that most of us could live without. Plastic straws don’t biodegrade under natural conditions, and they can’t easily be recycled due to their small size. 

Many straws end up in our local streams and the ocean where they can pollute habitat for salmon, orcas and other species. 

According to Ocean Conservancy, plastic straws are one of the top ten items collected every year during their International Coastal Cleanup.

Reducing our use of single-use plastics, including straws, can help! The City is partnering with Ocean Conservancy to reduce plastic pollution and encourage Shoreline residents and businesses to “Skip the Straw.” Visit Skip the Straw to pledge today!

Individuals: Pledge not to use single-use plastic straws for the next 30 days. When ordering a drink, politely request “no straw, please.” Carry a reusable straw, such as one made from stainless steel, bamboo or glass. You can also pledge to ask your favorite restaurant to serve straws only on request. 

We’ll be updating an online map showing the number of individual pledges by neighborhood for a little friendly competition, so encourage your friends and family to participate!

Businesses: Businesses can pledge to only offer straws upon request and/or switch to reusable or compostable straws. Participating businesses will receive a window decal and display materials and be highlighted on social media. Businesses that sign the pledge can still offer flexible plastic drinking straws to customers who need them due to medical or physical conditions.


Annual vintage and doll event Saturday at Shoreline Bargain Boutique

The Seattle Children's Bargain Boutique will hold a vintage and doll event at their store in Shoreline Place (lower level by northeast corner) on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 6-8pm.

The event will feature a vintage fashion show. vintage items and antiques, and collectible dolls.

There will be a vintage fashion show, live music, and light refreshments.

15835 Westminster Way NE, Shoreline 98133.


Apply Now for Holiday Crafts Fairs at Third Place Commons

Artists and crafters are now invited to apply for Third Place Commons Holiday Crafts Fairs on Sunday, November 24 and Sunday, December 15.

Both crafts fairs will take place from 10am to 3pm on the lower level of the Town Center at Lake Forest Park in conjunction with special, indoor pre-holiday editions of the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market. (The farmers market will take place upstairs in the Commons.)

Applications for these competitive, juried events must be received by Tuesday, October 8th for guaranteed consideration.

All items must be handmade in Washington by the individuals selling at the market. Artists and crafters of all media are encouraged to apply to represent a broad spectrum of creative endeavors.

Get more information and download the application here.

The Lake Forest Park Farmers Market and Holiday Crafts Fairs are presented by Third Place Commons, a community-supported, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating real community in real space. Learn more at


Red Sky Gallery grand opening Saturday in Lake Forest Park

Paintings on the wall. Jewelry in and on the cabinets,
made of metal, semi-precious stones, wood

By Diane Hettrick
Photos by Steven H. Robinson

The Red Sky Gallery will hold its Grand Opening on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 5 to 9pm at its location on the upper level wing of Town Center in Lake Forest Park at the intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way NE.

Large Debbie Tomassi paintings line this wall

Red Sky is a large, open space with a lofty ceiling and bright, white walls filled with art works by local artists.

Debbie Tomassi, Marjorie Thompson, Kathy Collins, and Blanche Niznik are familiar names - artists who live in Lake Forest Park. There are a dozen more in the gallery.

All of the artists will be at the Grand Opening, as well as a jazz duo, wine, cheese, and chocolate from The Chocolate Man.

Karen Dedrickson will demonstrate sumi-e technique
at the grand opening - black ink on white paper

Featured artist Karen Dedrickson will demonstrate the sumi-e Japanese art style of black ink on paper.

Laura Michaelson next to
a ceramic flower
Owner Laura Michaelson is not an artist herself. She had a professional career in Leadership Development. Microsoft was her last client.

She had her 50th birthday and something clicked for her. "I felt free. I felt like I had paid my dues and now I could do something I really wanted to do." And that something was an art gallery.

She had remodeled her kitchen by herself, so had no qualms about taking down a wall to combine two spaces at Town Center. She laid the flooring and built a set of display boxes. She painted, and created moveable divider walls.

There is a special gift shop section as well as many small pieces of art and several jewelry artists.

"We have a number of pieces in the affordable price range, suitable for gifts." 

Leather bracelets with semi-precious stones. Gold and black metal earrings. Beautiful tiny, painted sky scenes. Even a smooth, turned wood jar and a wooden box holding kitchen utensils.

There are a lot of birds in the paintings and ravens are a frequent theme.

Red Sky had a soft opening six weeks ago and already looks different from when it was photographed for this article. Pieces sell and are replaced with new ones. The Gallery is slightly different each day.

Laura has already connected with all the shops alongside hers, and a few downstairs like The Chocolate Man. 

"Community is important," she said, "and this is a wonderful community." The business owners have tentative plans for events, using Laura's large space.

Now she wants to reach outside the shops and use art as a vehicle for creating community. "We need this now to bring out beauty and to bring people together."


Cartoon: International Talk Like A Pirate Day

International Talk Like a Pirate Day. September 19.

Every wonder where it came from? I always thought it was from an advertising campaign.

But the origin story is charming and funny. It involves a couple of guys playing racquetball - and Dave Barry. Read it here.

Now where's my parrot?



Tennis: Shorecrest vs Jackson

WesCo Tennis 9/18 @ Jackson
Jackson 4 - Shorecrest 1
Shorecrest overall 0-3

Shorecrest players listed first


  1. Ben Silber (11) vs Brady Thomas (11) 0-6  0-6  L 
  2. Zaid Khan (10) vs David Hyun (11)  3-6  4-6  L
  3. Calvin Rice (10) vs Ethan Thong (12)  2-6  6-3  11-9  W
  4. Owen Pierce (10) vs David Barr (11)  6-7 (0-7)  4-6  L


  1. John Burke (11) / Tyler Keen (12) vs Jace Marquardt (11) / Daniel Anderson (11)  1-6  5-7  L
  2. Carson Hart (11) / Ben Wendt (11) vs Diego Spencer (12) / Ryan Contreras (11)  1-6  0-6  L
  3. Connor Wakefield (10) / Matthew Gardiner (10) vs Carlos Dean (12) / McKay Redd (11)  2-6  0-6 L

--Coach Rob Mann


Tennis: Shorewood vs Glacier Peak

Shorewood tennis team
Photo by Kristi Lin

High 5 - Steven Lin and Coach Arnie Moreno
Photo by Kristi Lin
WesCo Tennis 9/17 @ Shorewood
Glacier Peak 4 Shorewood 3

  1. Dario Ristorski GP def. Steven Lin SW 6-2, 6-2
  2. Chris Combs SW def. Kyia Nget GP 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
  3. Jason Yer GP def. Ben Borgida SW 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
  4. Stuart Man GP def. David Lin SW 6-3, 6-1
  1. Landon Jones / Isler GP def. Ari Webb / Erik Ertsgaard SW 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
  2. Derick Han / Niko Christianson def. Hayden Clark / Trent Carlson GP 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 6-4
  3. Sam Perkowski / Jackson Carroll SW def. Robby Box / Noah Singily GP 4-6, 6-1, (10-5)
Shorewood lost its first match of the season to non conference WesCo 4A opponent Glacier Peak by a 3-4 score. The T-Birds won their first two matches of the season defeating WesCo 4A power Jackson 5-2 and WesCo North 3A Everett 7-0. 

Captain Ari Webb and Steven Lin on left
with coach and players from Glacier Peak
Photo by Kristi Lin

The Thunderbirds are a senior loaded team led by Captains Steven Lin and Ari Webb.

Singles player Chris Combs and doubles teams of Derick Han / Niko Christianson and Sam Perkowski / Jackson Carroll have won their first three matches without a loss. 

Shorewood plays their first WesCo South league match Monday September 23rd at Meadowdale with matches starting at 3:30pm.

--Coach Arnie Moreno


Climate strike / march Friday at 8am

On September 20, 2019 three days before the UN Climate Summit in New York City, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Millions will take the streets to demand a right to a future.

Shoreline "Shore to Shore" climate strike / march on Friday, September 20, 2019 begins at 8am at Log Boom Park in Kenmore. 17415 61st Ave NE, Kenmore 98028

Participants will march to Richmond Beach Saltwater Park 2021 NW 190th St, Shoreline 98177. The full march is about eight miles. People are invited to join at any point along the route and are encouraged to bring signs.

At least one school is asking parents to call in to the school if their student will be participating in the morning march.

Students across the world have been leading the way in calling for action on climate change, feeling that it is their future which is being lost, while leaders fail to act.


Deal on musical improv tickets - but don't hesitate

Northshore Performing Arts Center
18125 92nd Avenue NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Flash sale! 

Until midnight on Friday, September 20, 2019 you can buy 50% off tickets to the Northwest Performing Arts Foundation's production of

Broadway's Next H!t Musical
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7:30pm performance

Simply use the code IMPROV during online or phone purchase.

Discount tickets are $21 for adults, $17.50 for seniors/military and just $7.50 for youth 17 and under.

Get your tickets here. Make sure to note that the ticket link is on the upper left hand side of the page.

Broadway's Next H!t Musical

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. 

The New York Times calls Broadway’s Next Hit Musical “Hilarious!” 
Time Out NY says “At last! A musical of, for, and by the people.” 

Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Have you heard of the TONY awards? Well, Broadway’s Next Hit Musical is…The PHONY Awards! 

The audience members write down made up song titles and our master improvisers gather these suggestions and present them as “nominated songs” for this coveted award. 

We create spontaneous scenes and songs filled with great dancing, catchy melodies, and tons of laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns that song into a full blown improvised musical - complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and plot twists galore. 

Don’t miss the next great American musical - it could be written by YOU!


Have I got a deal for you - 75% off everything at the Bargain Corner

Treasures await you!

Heads up!

End of Summer Clearance 
at the Bargain Corner 
at the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center

Two days only!

Thursday and Friday, September 19 - 20, 2019

EVERYTHING in the shop is 75% off!

9:30am - 3:30pm

18560 1st Ave NE #1 - the southernmost building 
on the Shoreline Center campus.
south parking lot - building faces 185th
Bargain Corner is -- in the corner! (toward 1st NE)


Follow up: shooting at 4-Corners was a suicide attempt

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Update: A family member has posted on NextDoor that the young man has died from his wounds.


According to Sgt. Ryan Abbott of the King County Sheriff's Office, the shooting at the 4-Corners' Rite Aid was a suicide attempt. (see previous article)

The young man, in his 20s, was taken to Harborview by Shoreline Fire. Major Crimes has closed their investigation.


Photo: Mums at Sky Nursery

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Wayne Pridemore went to Sky to photograph the Cactus and Succulent show, which he did. But he couldn't resist these beautiful mums.


Lunch on the Eurodam

The Eurodam was docked in downtown Seattle

Photos by Cynthia Sheridan

Lake Forest Park resident Cynthia Sheridan took advantage of the offer of a free lunch aboard the Holland America cruise ship Eurodam, docked in downtown Seattle.

This dining area has beautiful views

The complimentary in-port luncheon was organized by Expedia Cruise Ship Center in Town Center, Lake Forest Park at the intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way.

On September 14, 2019, Cynthia and other curious residents boarded the Eurodam for a presentation from Alaska and Yukon experts about Denali National Park and the Yukon's spectacular wilderness.

Holland America President Orlando Ashford
stopped to chat

Holland America President Orlando Ashford relocated to Seattle in 2015. He was celebrating his birthday today, while visiting with prospective cruisers.

The ship has a swimming pool under skylights, with comfortable lounging chairs poolside.

As Cynthia and the others left the ship, people were boarding for their cruise to Alaska.


Downed power lines in LFP Tuesday morning

NE 190th and 32nd NE
Tree brought down power lines
Sometime before 10am on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 a tree (or just large branches) fell on power lines in Lake Forest Park, bringing them down and interrupting power to local residents.

Westbound Route 331 to Shoreline was rerouted in Lake Forest Park due to the downed power lines on NE 190th St near 32nd Av NE just north of Ballinger Way.

City Light was able to repair the lines and restore service without much delay.


Three free literary events in October

2017 conference attendee chats with speaker Windy Lynn Harris at annual WOTS Book Signing Reception (Photo credit: Shannon Black Creative)

There are three public/free admission opportunities to participate in Edmonds Arts Commission’s Write on the Sound writers’ conference.

The first is an evening of poetry on Friday October 4, 2019 at 5:00pm, presented by poet Judith Adams and Humanities Washington at Edmonds Library 650 Main St entitled “The Poetic Apothecary: Poems for Healing and Comfort”. For more information call 425-771-1933, see the library website.

The Write on the Sound Book Signing Reception on Saturday October 5, 2019 from 5:30 – 6:45pm in the Plaza Room, 650 Main St (above the library). It is a great opportunity to mingle and chat about books and writing with conference speakers and attendees, as well as explore the “pop up” Edmonds Bookshop.

WOTS Book Signing Reception onsite bookshop
 (Photo credit: Shannon Black Creative)
Enjoy light refreshments and the stunning view of the Puget Sound from the Plaza Room patio.

The conference reception is presented by the City of Edmonds Arts Commission with generous support from Windermere Real Estate Edmonds.

A list of speakers and presenters is here 

After the Booking Signing Reception, head downtown to Café Louvre for EPIC Group Writers Open Mic Night.

Enjoy hearing conference attendees and presenters read five minutes each from their fiction, nonfiction or poetry.

The event is open to the public, 6:00 - 8:00pm.

Readers sign up at the door.

Café Louvre is located at 210 5th Ave S. 

For more information on all three programs, call the Edmonds Arts Commission office at 425-771-0228.


Live and Local for Saturday September 21, 2019

There's a lot of live and local music to choose from each weekend. Most venues have food, some have dancing. Most have a cover charge and require reservations. All have great local bands and entertainment!

This Saturday, September 21, 2019 here's what's happening


Magic Circle - $15 Cover - 8pm - 10:30pm

North City Bistro and Wine Shop, 1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline 98155,

Call 206-365-4447 or go to website and fill out the simple reservation request form in order to secure seats for the show. Then buy your tickets here.

Magic Circle plays an infectious variety of celebratory jazz from S. Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean and US!

This uplifting group, led by drummer/percussionist Jeff 'Bongo' Busch, features the marvelously
versatile rhythm section of 'Dino Latino' on bass, Julio Jauregui on piano, Ted Dortch on Sax, Jerome Smith on Brass and Frank Anderson on percussion and vocals.


Oktoberfest at Aurora Borealis: with live music from Platinum Spandex!
$10 cover - 9 - 11:59pm - Tickets - 21+

The Aurora Borealis 16708 Aurora Ave N, 206-629-5744.

Come celebrate Oktoberfest with us on Saturday September 21st at Aurora Borealis. Platinum Spandex will be kicking out the jams all night. We will have food and drink specials from big pretzels to kielbasa with sauerkraut! And most important of all BEER, BEER, and more BEER.


Rest As Mutes, Sky Giants, Projections on a Wall, Nijlpaard
8pm - 1am - $7 cover - 21+

Darrell's Tavern 18041 Aurora Ave N. 206-542-6688.

Heavy rock metal and punk bands at Shoreline's own Dive Bar. Live music, vintage decor, pizza, tacos, hotdogs, and free pool.

Rest as Mutes is having a celebration for the world-wide electronic release of our second record -- A Secret History of Our Future! The LP is a concept record about a fictional witch trial in Colonial America and serves as a cautionary tale of ideological possession and mob rule. This is what happens when we see the world through a lens of hate, fear and anger as opposed to love, compassion and wonder.


Seattle Houserockers - $7 cover - 8pm - 10pm

Easy Monkey Taphouse, 17537 15th Ave NE B. 206-420-1326.
From gut-bucket blues to a get-down funk number, this band covers all the bases. Classic R/B, New Orleans Beat, swing, boogie and straight ahead blues are all served up with feeling. After decades of performing and contributing to dozens of recordings, the Seattle Houserockers just might be bringing their infectious, rockin’ sounds to a neighborhood near you.

Members of the Seattle Houserockers are journeyman professional musicians who have performed at festivals and in clubs all over the world.

Mach One Jazz Orchestra at Third Place Saturday


Mach One Jazz Orchestra -  FREE and family friendly. 7:30 - 9:30pm

Third Place Commons Town Center, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way NE in Lake Forest Park.

A great group of hepcats - Bellevue’s hot 17-piece variety jazz band is sure to get you on your feet, playing the gamut from popular dance to swanky swing dance tunes. Seattle's most exciting Variety Big Band. Swingin' at the Speed of Sound! The MachOne Jazz Orchestra has performed for local dance and park concert events, and is one of the most sought-after groups for fundraisers, weddings and other special events.

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