Tree pulls out of ground by Brookside Elementary

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Photo by Cynthia Sheridan

The danger from falling trees and branches is not over, as Cynthia Sheridan discovered at Brookside Elementary at NE 178th and Brookside Blvd.

Photo by Cynthia Sheridan

When the tree went over, the root ball broke the concrete sidewalk. The tree was in a planting strip, away from buildings, so no other damage occurred.

Photo by Cynthia Sheridan

Many readers are reporting large branches that fell on their roof and cable / phone lines. 


Recology trucks running in Shoreline

Collection routes are up and running in Shoreline. 

Our crew is working diligently to collect all customers. 

The collection schedule for the remainder of the week will run as normally scheduled. 

We will collect as many customers as we can safely access.

Monday and Tuesday customers will be picked up on the next scheduled service day, February 18th and 19th.



Republic Services suspends all routes in LFP for Monday, Feb 18

No collection on Monday, Feb 18
As of February 15, 2019 at 4:30pm, we must regretfully announce — as a result of the continuing challenges on secondary and residential roads -- Republic Services must suspend all routes for Monday, February 18, 2019.
We continue to follow the weather and road conditions and will keep Lake Forest Park apprised of any further developments.

Our next update will be issued Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Customers will be able to place out doubles at no extra charge on their next scheduled collection day.

While some of the main thoroughfares are clear of snow and ice, many of the residential side streets remain challenging for our large trucks. In addition, while a car or SUV may be able to traverse the residential roads, travel for the trucks that service many neighborhoods still face challenges.

Moreover, Republic Services places a high priority on the safety of our drivers and the general public. A stark reminder was given to our crews when a driver involved accident occurred on a steep icy and snow covered road in Kenmore on February 14. The event keeps us mindful to err on the side of caution as we make service decisions during inclement weather events.

--Republic Services


KING TV 5 to film at Ridgecrest Pub - come to the after party at noon

Dojo Togo will serve lunch at the Ridgecrest Pub
on Monday at noon.

Post-filming party with Ridgecrest Pub and Dojo Togo food truck

On Monday, February 18, 2019 from 10am to noon, King 5 Evening is filming the hosting segment of one of their upcoming shows at Ridgecrest Public House, with Dojo Togo of Edmonds at the curb.

Please steer clear of the pub until noon. There will be people in the pub pretending to eat, drink, and talk, but they are all actors. Shhhhhhh! Silence on the set! And don't pull any stunts in the windows to try to make us laugh!

Ridgecrest Public House will open to the public at noon onwards, and Dojo Togo will serve lunch from noon to 2pm.

Dojo Tojo is also available for to-go orders as usual.

Join us for lunch to celebrate our fifteen minutes of fame!

Ridgecrest Public House is located in Ridgecrest on NE 165th near 5th Ave NE.


Bowling tournament results after Day One of West competition

The Cascade/Mariner High School Varsity bowling team from Everett, coached by Brittany Ralston and Marysville Pilchuck High School team coached by Janet Dills emerged as the top two seeded teams entering tomorrow’s grand finale of the 54th Annual Washington State Bowling Proprietors’ Association (WSBPA), State High School Varsity Western Washington Bowling Championships taking place at Paradise Entertainment Center in Tacoma.

In singles, Payton Edwards from Curtis H.S., Jaimi Robertson from Lake Stevens H.S. are in 1st place in their respective divisions after 4 games of qualifications.

11 five-person teams laced up their shoes competing in two divisions along with 19 bowlers competing in a singles division. Teams and singles championships will be crowned Sunday, February 17th as the competition resumes at 9:00am.

Statewide snow conditions and mountain pass closures forced the tournament to be split into two events, one in Tacoma and a 2nd in Spokane for the safety of all the student athletes and parents.

More than 1,000 student athletes statewide participated during the bowling season. Now in its 54th year, this is the 2nd longest running High School Bowling Championship in America, following only New York.

Team - Coach - Points - Pinfall

Division I

Cascade/Mariner Brittany Ralston 30 3084
Bellarmine Prep Bryon Chow 24.5 3034
Fife Kevin Gonsalves 18 2718
R.A. Long Robert Nugent 16 2626
Shorecrest Veronica Cook 12.5  2647
Shorewood #1 Ed Wada  8  4414

Cowlitz Larry Nugent 6 4181
Blind Team – Bye 5

Division II

Marysville-Pilchuck Janet Dills 22 2444
Marysville-Getchell Kevin Gallos 19 2304
Meadowdale Bill Zappone 15 2224
Shorewood #2 Tammy Ceesay 4 2087

The Washington State Bowling Proprietors’ Association is a State Chapter of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America based in Arlington, Texas.


Edmonds Sons of Norway hosts Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale on March 2nd

The Edmonds Sons of Norway is hosting a Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale on March 2, 2019, 7:30am - 12:00pm at the Edmonds Masonic Center, 515 Dayton St, Edmonds.

Breakfasts are a hearty portion of Norwegian pancakes with strawberries and syrup, ham, juice, coffee, tea, and milk and cost $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids 6-10 (under 5 are free).

Enjoy live music and after you eat, visit the craft and bake sale tables. Kids can participate in free folk dancing lessons between 10am - noon.

The breakfasts are one of the largest fundraisers for the lodge. Proceeds support the Edmonds Food Bank, Ski for Light outings for mobility and sight impaired skiers, scholarships and the Sons of Norway Foundation. Eat great food while supporting lodge programs and local organizations!

The Sons of Norway is the largest Norwegian organization outside of Norway with a mission of preserving and promoting Norwegian heritage and tradition through cultural and social activities offered at local and district lodges.

For more information about the Edmonds Chapter of the Sons of Norway (Norwegian ancestry NOT required) contact 2019 Lodge President Norma Jean Sands 206-524-6020 or visit the website.


Sound Transit open house in Shoreline Feb 26 - construction begins in spring

The Lynnwood Link Extension project is breaking ground with construction is on track to start in spring 2019 in Seattle and Shoreline.

This is a major milestone to bringing light rail to north Seattle, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood by 2024!
Sound Transit is committed to being a good neighbor and keeping you informed throughout construction.

The online and in-person open houses happening ahead of construction starting are meant to provide information on how Sound Transit builds light rail, what type of work you can expect to see in your community this year, who to contact with construction related questions and more.

The upcoming open house in Shoreline will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 6 – 8pm at Shorewood High School, 17300 Fremont Ave N.

The online information is at LynnwoodLink.Participate.Online. The link has a lot of information about the project, of the type which will also be on display at the Open House.


Shoreline man shot

According to the King County Sheriff's Office, a Shoreline man was shot inside his home in the 15500 block of 15th Ave NE after 1am on Saturday.

The victim was taken to Harborview and the shooter escaped on foot. It is unclear at this point if they knew each other.


Lake Sammamish Kokanee Salmon project update

Dave Kyle, Lake Sammamish Kokanee Recovery project manager for Trout Unlimited,
carefully laid kokanee eggs in the incubator.
Photo by Jeff Jensen

By Jim Halliday

On Friday, January 25th, Dr. Jeff Jensen and I took part in placing kokanee salmon eggs in a remote site incubator (RSI) on Zackuse Creek, a small tributary of Lake Sammamish. Like many other small streams entering Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish, Zackuse Creek was once home to a thriving population of kokanee. Many decades of environmental damage, including poor culvert design, had eliminated kokanee from this stream.

Issaquah hatchery biologist Travis Burnett holds
a mature male kokanee collected for hatchery spawning
by Roger Tabor, US Fish and Wildlife Service,
and Jeff Jensen, UW, Bothell. Photo by Jeff Jensen
The return of kokanee to Zackuse Creek is the culmination of a many-year collaborative effort by private landowners, the City of Sammamish, the Snoqualmie Tribe, King County, Trout Unlimited, and other participants of the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group (KWG).

In the last six months, a blocking culvert was replaced, appropriate spawning habitat was restored, and native streamside vegetation was planted. 

The adult kokanee returning from today’s egg planting will find Zackuse Creek in much better condition than it has been for many decades.

Visiting dignitaries participating in placing the salmon eggs included Christie Malchow, Mayor of the City of Sammamish; and several of her staff; as well as Snoqualmie Tribal Elder, Lois Sweet Dorman; Tribal Council Member, Don Willoughby; and Tribal Member, McKenna Sweet Dorman. 

The small, black dots are their eyes
Photo by Jim Halliday
The fertilized eggs used in the remote site incubator come from spawning adults collected in Lake Sammamish streams and were nurtured in the Issaquah hatchery facility. 

After emerging from the gravel, the young salmon will immediately leave the incubator and migrate down Zackuse Creek to Lake Sammamish. 

Hopefully, they will grow into healthy adults and return to spawn in three or four years.

The jurisdictions, agencies, and nonprofit groups mentioned above have worked together to enhance the kokanee population in Lake Sammamish. 

Dr Jensen was an active participant and I was there to learn more about this project because it is pretty much what Dr Jensen envisions for our Lake Forest Park creeks (McAleer and Lyon). 

Dr. Jensen is Director of the Lake Forest Park Stewardship Foundation’s (LFPSF) Return Kokanee Salmon to Our Streams Project. 

The foundation has received funding to begin such a program through King County Council Member Rod Dembowski’s office and Elizabeth Loudon of the King County Wastewater Grant Program.

Everyone participated in placing the kokanee salmon eggs, which had earlier been ceremonially blessed by Tribal Elder Lois Sweet Dorman and by the best wishes of all attendees.


Snow and ice remain on neighborhood streets

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Delivery trucks and school buses beware
Photo by Cynthia Sheridan

A big rig attempted to deliver a load of shingles to a home in North City by backing down a steep side street and wound up sliding into a jackknifed position.

A tow truck driver with a lot of patience and a very strong winch eventually teased the big rig up the hill to safety. Two neighbor women pitched in with snow shovels to help save the rig, which came close to capsizing.

With great patience the tow truck driver was able to
tease the big rig up the icy, steep street
Photo by Cynthia Sheridan

In the Northridge neighborhood of Echo Lake, a school bus got stuck when the driver moved into banked ice and snow to avoid another stuck school bus. Streets in the neighborhood are not wide enough to allow two vehicles to pass if vehicles are parked on the street.

Everyone drives down the middle of the streets, which essentially become one-lane roads, lined with short walls of ice chunks.

Neighbors came to the rescue there, too, with an entire crew of people with shovels digging the bus out.

USP was sending out deliveries in semi-trucks. Republic Services decided that Lake Forest Park streets were too dangerous for their drivers to attempt.

The rain and warm temperatures melted some of the packed snow on Friday. We have the weekend to catch our breath and hope that the snow goes away from streets and driveways.

Turns out my jonquils knew what they were doing. The snow covering them has gone. They are a little flattened but look perfectly healthy.

--Diane Hettrick


Church rummage sale Mar 2

There be treasures here
Shoreline Covenant annual rummage sale photo from 2018

Annual Rummage Sale Saturday, March 2, 9am - 3pm

Come one, come all to the annual church rummage sale! A veritable treasure trove of bargains. Doors open at 9am (no pre-sales). All are welcome. “Bargain bag” pricing in the afternoon. Proceeds support summer camp scholarships, as well as various youth and outreach programs.

2018 clothing sale
Did the recent snowfall provide you with the opportunity to clean out your closets? We would love to take your rummage off your hands and find it a new home.

Donations can be dropped off at the church between Sunday, Feb. 24, 6pm - Thursday, Feb. 28, 7pm. Furniture must be un-torn, good condition. Only flat-screen TVs; no computers, tube TVs, or large appliances.

Questions? Give us a call at 206-542-1050 or email us at We hope to see you there!


Meridian Park Elementary Drama Club performs Lion King, Jr. Mar 8-9

Come support Meridian Park Elementary's Drama Club in their performance of The Lion King Jr. hosted by Dandylyon Drama, Meridian Park PTSA, and JHP Cultural and Diversity Legacy.

Watch students of Meridian Park Elementary bring the African savannah to life on stage as they discover what it means to be part of the Circle of Life.

Featuring accompaniment by JHP Legacy African Drum Band.

Lion King, Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

The Lion King Jr will have two performances, Friday March 8 and Saturday March 9, both at 7pm at Shorecrest High School Performing Arts Center - 15343 25th Ave NE Shoreline 98155

Purchase tickets online.


Open House Mar 2 for Shorenorth Cooperative Preschool

Shorenorth Cooperative Preschool offers a unique and exciting educational experience for your family. 

Parents benefit from an excellent education curriculum and support from other caring peers. 

Children enjoy a wide variety of social interactions and creative experiences in our indoor and outdoor learning environments by "learning through play." Skills developed at Shorenorth Co-op Preschool will last a lifetime!


This is a wonderful opportunity to tour our classroom and meet our wonderful teachers. Come and see what we are all about!


Destinations: Spring arrives (30 days early!) next week at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival, February 20-24 at the Washington State Convention Center

The Bee House - a 2018 display garden
Photo by Doug Gochenour
SEATTLE— Spring arrives 30 days early next week in Seattle as the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival returns February 20-24 at the Washington State Convention Center 705 Pike St, Seattle 98101

North America’s second-largest garden event celebrates “Gardens of The World” as its theme for 2019 — inspiring the creation of over 20 spectacular gardens by top regional designers.

The five-day festival encompasses over 100 free seminar presentations, entertaining and educational interactive attractions, more than 350 high-quality Marketplace vendors (including 70 new additions) and more.

Attracting gardening newbies and veteran “green thumbs” alike, the 31st annual event includes a packed line-up of features, including:

Over 20 stunning display gardens — with thousands of blooming flowers--spotlighting spectacular colors, textures and lifestyle features plus useful take-home ideas. These fully landscaped gardens are created by leading garden design professionals.

Around-the-clock free seminars with a line-up of 70 nationally-known authorities and top regional experts. The seminar program includes 102 presentations in nine categories including gardening with houseplants, edibles, culinary skills, a variety of DIY demonstrations, sustainability trends and more.

Dueling experts take the stage in “Container Wars” at 11:30am daily, giving festival-goers a first-hand look at creating beautiful and practical containers. It’s fast-paced and fun, with plenty of good-natured verbal jousting between the gardening luminaries.

World-class shopping in the Marketplace, including over 30 vendors in the “Plant Market,” tasty regional food products in the “Gourmet Marketplace,” eclectic offerings in the “Vintage Garden Market,” tasteful art for the home and garden, clever tools, useful services and much more.

For those making their home in an apartment or condo — or have a ground-level spot ready for a makeover—“City Living” gardens are both inspiring and beautiful! Located on the Skybridge, ten 6-foot x 12-foot garden gems are created by leading Pacific Northwest designers and retail nurseries.

The new “Blooms and Bubbles” floral design workshops led by local experts. Sip on a glass of champagne while creating a lovely finished product to take home. Space is limited, and cost for attendees (age 21 and over) is $45 per person, including materials and bubbly, of course!

Festival hours and ticket info
Dates and hours for the 2019 Northwest Flower and Garden Festival are Wednesday through Saturday (February 20-23), 9am to 8pm; and Sunday (February 24), 9am to 6pm.

Purchase tickets online and save! Early Bird tickets are now on sale for $19 (a savings of $5), available through February 19. For added value, skip the lines once the doors open and purchase Adult admission tickets online for $22 (a savings of $2). Regular Adult admission at the door is $24; Student (13 to 23 years) - $10; and Children (12 and under) are FREE.


World Concern responds to Yemen hunger crisis

World Concern, a Shoreline-based Christian relief and development organization, part of the CRISTA ministries, is responding to the ongoing crises due to conflict in the Middle East.

They are delivering emergency food rations to children and families in war-torn Yemen, a nation on the brink of famine.

A New York Times article published on Oct. 26, 2018, showing photos of emaciated Yemeni children woke Americans up to the crisis in Yemen, and World Concern is calling donors and the world to not look away.

The agency is launching an emergency appeal in order to reach hungry children in Yemen, where food is scarce and blocked from reaching families in need.

“It’s wonderful that the world’s eyes are turning to Yemen, because the situation there is the worst I’ve seen in my lifetime,” said Chris Sheach, Director of Disaster Response for World Concern. 
“The risk of famine is very high. We have been delivering food for more than a year. Still, 130 children are dying each day from starvation and disease. That rate will skyrocket without more support right now.”

With a mission to reach those in greatest need in difficult and hard to reach places, the desperate need of families affected by conflict in the Middle East is the kind of challenging situation to which World Concern is called to respond. Donations can be made online and will help deliver emergency food rations of flour, salt, oil and sugar, and beans or lentils to families in need.

More information on World Concern’s Middle East Crisis Campaign or donate HERE.

Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Yemen is the second-largest Arab sovereign state in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 square kilometres. The coastline stretches for about 2,000 kilometres.Wikipedia


Classifieds: Fire Commissioners public hearing Mar 21


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Commissioners of Shoreline Fire Department will hold a public hearing at the date, time and place specified below to hear citizen appeals to the 2019 Fire Benefit Charge. 

DATE OF HEARING: Thursday, March 21, 2019 

TIME OF HEARING: 5:00 p.m. 

LOCATION: Shoreline Fire Department 

Station 61 / Public Meeting Room 
17525 Aurora Avenue North 
Shoreline, WA 98133 

Notice posted by: Beatriz Goldsmith 
Executive Assistant 
February 12, 2019 


North City Walgreens to close Feb 28

North City Walgreens is closing
Photo by Mike Remarcke
The Walgreens drug store in the North City business district, at the corner of 15th NE and NE 175th St will close at the end of February.

The store manager has consistently been telling customers that the "landlord is not renewing the lease."

Since Walgreen's owns the building, he is presumably talking about who owns the land.

I have been unable to get a response from Walgreens corporate headquarters with any better information.

The store will close on February 28, 2019.

This Walgreen's location was convenient for the North City residents who live in the many multi-family buildings in the area.

Other area Walgreens are located at:
  • 14352 Lake City Way NE, Seattle 98125
  • 14510 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133
  • 17524 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133

--Diane Hettrick


Launch of Centennial Year for Women in Politics rescheduled

Debbie Dimitre portrays
Bertha Knight Landes
Wintry weather has caused the February 16 League of Women Voters of Snohomish County (LWVSC) luncheon to be rescheduled to March 2nd, 11am -1:30pm.

The event will honor the Democracy in Action Award recipient, Kristin Kelly, the current seven women mayors of Snohomish county, and to see Debbie Dimitre portray Bertha Knight Landes, 1st woman mayor of Seattle, a major U.S. city.
Lunch is a Mexican Food Buffet for $25 at the Everett Legion Memorial Golf Club

New reservation deadline: February 26 - Help launch the centennial of women getting the right to vote by joining the League of Women Voters at this luncheon. Interested persons are welcome.
Reservations - Contact Judy Chapman or use PayPal.


Photo: Thanks to everyone who took care of the rest of us this week

Friday, February 15, 2019

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The "s" stuff is still around - just not as pretty as it was the first four times it came down. Now it's piles of icy concrete shoved along the side of the road.

This too, shall pass. City workers and City Light crews will probably sleep for a week after what they went through for the past week. 

Thanks to them and our first responders, who had to keep going to take care of the rest of us.



2019 Summer Camps at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

2019 Summer Camps at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

Science, art, games, and friends abound in our week-long outdoor day camps. We will explore the world around us, feeding our curiosity, fueling our imagination, and fostering an appreciation for nature. Each of our camps is capped at 12 kids, making it a uniquely individualized camp experience.

Do you rely on your pals to get by? So do many other forms of life! Join us during “Friends in the Forest” to learn about the plants and animals that call the forest home and how they rely on each other for survival. Grades 1-3.

What makes a plant prosper? Join us during “Backyard Botany” for hands-on investigation and discovery of some mysteries of nature! Budding biologists will explore how plants and other living things thrive in various habitats, including right in our own backyards. Grades 4-6.

Get ready, detectives! Join us for “Garden Gumshoes” to investigate and explore the natural world, hunting down answers to life’s questions, big and small. Grades 1-3.

Location: Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Ave NW, Shoreline WA 98177

Cost: $285 if registering by March 1st (automatically applied). $310 after March 1st. $264 (15% off) for current Garden members (email for discount code). The greater discount will be applied.

Registration: Please visit our website.
Contact email:


Summer camps for youth - Jazz Camp and Missoula Children's Theatre

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is pleased to present another summer of great camp programming! We have a long-standing tradition of offering camps that are unique in focus with jazz and theatre.

We pride ourselves on not filling time, but offering substance to our campers! More camp details, including class descriptions and to register, HERE

Summer Theatre Camp with Missoula Children’s Theatre: July 8 – 12, 2019

9am - 3:30pm | Shorewood High School | Cost: $310
Registration is open to all students grades K-12.

An annual Shoreline Arts Festival tradition has now become a full Theatre Camp week in the summer!

This year’s play is Gulliver’s Travels! With his ship wrecked and his trusty computer JCN on the fritz, brave explorer Gulliver finds himself lost in space with nothing but an Invisible Force to guide him! Tune in as this sci-fi spin of the timeless tale of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS will take you out-of-this world.

Group auditions are held on the first day of the camp to determine the campers’ roles, but all registered students participate all week.
Aftercare is available from 3:30pm - 5:30pm.

Shoreline Jazz Camp: August 12-16, 2019

9am - 3pm | Shorecrest High School | Cost: $350
Designed for campers in grades 7th-12th.

Young musicians learn and play with some of the region’s most accomplished teachers and performers. The camp includes instruction in large and small ensembles, and a series of master classes to refine their individual skills and understanding of Jazz.

Camp Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships are available for both camps. Additional details are listed on the Arts Council’s website.

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


46th LD Democrats meet Feb 20

The General Meeting of the 46th Legislative District Democrats is coming up next Wednesday, February 20.

We'd love to see you there in our new meeting space, downstairs at the Elliott Bay Brewery on Wednesday, February 20th, 7:00pm

February General Meeting at the Elliott Bay Brewery in Lake City (downstairs meeting room) 12537 Lake City Way NE, Seattle 98125

Special Guest Speaker: State Party Chair Tina Podlodowski!

Doors open at 6:30pm and dinner is available for $10 per person. At 7pm, chat with Tina about Howard Schultz' misguided independent run for President, Primaries and Caucuses, The 2020 Presidential Cycle, and so much more!

Note: The Environmental Caucus will also be meeting in the same room as the general meeting at 5:30pm.

Hope to see you there!

-- 46th District Democrats' Executive Board and Leadership

Join Our Team! If you would like to join the district, or renew your membership for 2019, you may do so at this link: DONATE / JOIN

The 46th District includes Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, and northeast Seattle.


State High School bowling tournament split in two because of driving conditions in the pass

Photo by George Eastman House
Unprecedented Snowfall Forces Re-Alignment of 54th Annual State High School Varsity Bowling Championships February 16-17, 2019

For the first time in its 54 year history, the annual Washington State Bowling Proprietors’ Association (WSBPA), State High School Varsity Bowling Championships will be split into two separate events due to the severe weather challenges being faced statewide.

The re-aligned event will crown Eastern and Western Division Champions Saturday and Sunday, February 16-17, 2019, at Paradise Entertainment Center in Tacoma and Lilac Lanes in Spokane.

“The safety of the students and their parents was our first priority,” declared WSBPA President Robert Hanson, owner of Tower Lanes and Paradise Entertainment Center in Tacoma. 
“The closures of the mountain passes and the likely of additional snowfall were contributing factors,” added Hanson, who assisted on several conference calls to coaches, parents and bowling center owners over the past two days.

A total of 20 five-person teams will compete in two divisions with 10 teams competing at each of the 32 lane centers, along with 46 bowlers competing in a singles event. The event will take place over two days to crown Eastern and Western Washington Champions. Teams qualified for the State Championships based on their order of finish in regional leagues held statewide between November 1st and January 31st.

More than 1,000 student athletes statewide participated during the bowling season. Now in its 54th year, this is the 2nd longest running High School Bowling Championship in America, following only New York.

Teams from both Shorecrest and Shorewood will bowl five 4 game Baker format matches on Saturday beginning at 10:00am in Tacoma. Teams return Sunday morning at 9:00am to bowl five additional matches with total points won over the two days determining the State Champions.

Bowlers entered in the singles event will roll seven games of qualifications (4 on Saturday and 3 on Sunday), to determine champions East and West.

Teams - West Average League

Division I
Cascade/Mariner 881 Everett
R.A. Long 813 Cowlitz
Shorecrest 803 NorthEnd
Fife 771 Tacoma
Shorewood #1 761 NorthEnd
Bellarmine Prep 748 Tacoma
Cowlitz 734 Cowlitz

Division II
Marysville-Pilchuck 648 Everett
Meadowdale 637 NoEnd
Marysville-Getchell 628 Everett
Shorewood #2 557 NorthEnd

Singles - West School Average

Division I
McNamara, Liam Curtis 190
Gyer, Josh Curtis 184
Popp, Brayden Glacier Peak 183
Edwards, Payton Curtis 176
Pinget, Gregory Inglemoor 170
Dillman, Justice Woodinville 169
Kay, Brock Glacier Peak 167
Johnson, Zachary Curtis 163

Division II
Sage, Madeline Juanita 160
Kim, Sein Life Christian 158
Takas, Nathan Inglemoor 154
Lambirth, Zach Lake Stevens 148
Paredes, Logan Cascade 148
Stotle, Gregory Curtis 143
Hoffman, John Cascade 135
Robertson, Jaimi Lake Stevens 146
Lundquist, Miranda Glacier Peak 134
Selway, Logan Woodinville 133
Tomlinson, Avery Woodinville 113

The Washington State Bowling Proprietors Association is a state chapter of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America headquartered in Arlington, Texas.


The show will go on - As If Theatre Company’s production of Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House opens Friday

As If Theatre Company’s Production of Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House 
opens Friday, February 15 and runs through March 3

Kenmore, WA – As If Theatre Company (AITC), has rescheduled the run of Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House due to weather but will still have a three-week run. 

With the help and generosity of the Kenmore Community Club, and facilities that rented or lent various equipment, AITC was able to add a weekend to the previous schedule.

The updated schedule for The Clean House:
  • Opening Night – Friday, February 15 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, February 16 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, February 17 at 5:00pm
  • Monday, February 18 at 7:30pm - INDUSTRY NIGHT
  • Thursday, February 21 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, February 22 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, February 23 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, February 24 at 5:00pm
  • Thursday, February 28 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, March 1 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday March 2 at 7:30pm
  • Closing Night – Sunday, March 3 at 7:30pm

ASL performance Friday, Feb 22. To reserve ASL seating, contact after purchasing tickets.

All tickets on sale now online. More information on AsIf Theatre HERE.
Tickets are $25 ($20 for students/ seniors) and available at and at the door.

Performances at the Kenmore Community Club 7304 NE 175th St, Kenmore, WA 98028

About the show: Blending whimsical humor with wisdom and compassion, The Clean House is a romantic comedy about love, sex, death – and finding the perfect joke – proving that shared laughter can heal almost anything. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, The New York Times called it “One of the finest and funniest plays you’re likely to see.”


Tickets on sale for St. Luke School production of Annie, Jr. Feb 21-23

Tickets on Sale Now for St. Luke School production of

Annie Jr.

Performance Dates: 

Thursday, February 21st
Friday, February 22nd
Saturday, February 23rd
7:00pm Showtime

Performance will be in the School Auditorium
St. Luke School
17533 St Luke Place North
Shoreline, WA 98133

Reserved Seating / Showtime 60 minutes 

Ticket Price: 

Advance Tickets: Adult $10 / Child (Under 18) $5
Day of Event Pricing: $10 per person 

Original Broadway Production Directed by Martin Charnin

Based on “Little Orphan Annie”® By Permission of 
Tribune Content Agency, LLC

Book by Thomas Meehan
Music by Charles Strause
Lyrics by Martin Charnin

Annie JR. is presented through special arrangement with  and all authorized materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, New York, NY.  212-541-4684


LFP Council to hold half-day retreat on Saturday

City Hall LFP
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
The City Council of Lake Forest Park will hold a special half-day retreat at City Hall on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 8am to 1pm.

City Hall Council Chambers, 17425 Ballinger Way NE.



Shoreline City Council to meet with legislators Friday

The Shoreline City Council was originally scheduled to go to Olympia February 13-14 for the Association of Washington Cities City Action Days.

As part of the event, they were scheduled for meetings with 32nd District legislators. The Action Days event was cancelled because of the weather and will not be rescheduled.

Instead, 32nd LD representatives have been invited to have dinner with the council on Friday to share and discuss legislative priorities.
Sen. Jesse Salomon, Rep. Cindy Ryu, and Rep. Lauren Davis have been invited.


Photo: How bad are the driving conditions? They're so bad that...

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Photo by Martin Král

An out of town driver found our roundabouts too much to handle Wednesday morning. She abandoned her vehicle on Ashworth and called a tow truck.

If you wonder just how bad this set of storms was, just check out the license plate.

Shoreline Public Works finished all the priority and secondary routes and started plowing (or replowing) neighborhood streets on Thursday.


Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman testifies to Congress about elections

Washington Secretary of State
Kim Wyman
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Speaking before a U.S. House of Representatives committee Thursday morning, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman urged Congress to bolster states’ ability to enact innovative elections access and security solutions as part of the voting reforms proposed in the H.R. 1 bill.

“I encourage you not to limit states’ authority; rather, empower them to improve election administration,” Secretary Wyman told the Committee on House Administration. 
“The greatest threat to our elections system is partisanship. The lasting solutions to removing barriers in elections have come from bipartisan efforts that balance access and security in our processes. H.R. 1 is a good place to start.”

Secretary Wyman’s full testimony at the committee’s “Our American Democracy” hearing can be viewed on the committee’s YouTube channel, and her prepared remarks can be read here.

The hearing is part of the House’s consideration of H.R. 1, a bill proposing a number of government restructuring measures including changes to how election security is administered.

“I am proud to serve as the chief elections officer for a state which currently meets most of the election requirements proposed in H.R. 1,” Secretary Wyman told the committee.
  • Conducts all elections by mail with an 18-day voting period 
  • Allows voters to cast a provisional ballot anywhere in the state 
  • Convenes an independent Redistricting Commission 
  • Passed a state Motor Voter law three years before the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) was signed by President Clinton 
  • Is the second state in the country to provide online voter registration 
  • Uses voter-verified, permanent paper ballots in all elections 
  • Has mandatory pre and post-election audits and recounts
  • Is implementing risk-limiting audits, automatic voter registration, the Future Voter preregistration program, and election day registration for the 2019 elections.


Keeping up with Shorecrest girls' basketball

Shorecrest girls' varsity team
Photo by Lili Teh Hosn
Shorecrest v Snohomish
Friday 2-15-19 @Shorecrest, 7pm

Bracket 3A girls' tournament

For all of you trying to resume your normal lives following the recent run of frigid weather and icy road conditions, Friday night offers a perfect opportunity to get out of the house, join with other members of your community (including any young hoopsters living under your own roof), and watch two of the finest girls basketball teams around square off.

Shorecrest hosts Snohomish at 7pm Friday night, February 15, 2019 in the Northwest District 3A semi-finals. The winner is guaranteed a berth at next week’s Regionals.
This game is a rematch of a barn-burner the two teams played on December 18, won 48-45 by the Scots on a three-point buzzer-beater by Sydney VanNess.

Both teams finished league play with 11-2 marks. Snohomish is 13-7 overall, while the Scots record of 18-2 for the season is the best in school history.

The Scots are led by senior post player Audrey Dietz, and juniors Amanda Lee and VanNess. Scrappy senior Amanda Kagarabi bolsters SC’s tenacious defense, and she is the emotional leader of the team.

A key matchup to watch will be down low, between Dietz and the Panthers’ Kaylin Beckman.

Shorecrest defeated Stanwood in the first round of the playoffs Wednesday, 59-42. The Scots had to shake off some early rust, following the long break between games due to the weather, as they led by only a 24-20 margin at the half. But a 22-7 third quarter gave the team breathing room and afforded second year Head Coach Carlos Humphrey an opportunity to get valuable playing time for his reserves.

--Sports Desk


Photo: Peek-a-boo sun

Photo by Mary Igl

When I first looked at Mary's photo, I thought it was upside down and I was looking at broken up chunks of snow.

This photo is from Wednesday, February 13, 2019 in the afternoon. I don't recall seeing clouds like this before. Dramatic and a little ominous looking.



Thursday schools, city, garbage

The last of his kind
Snowman in Hamlin Park
Photo by Seattle Poppy
It looks like both Recology and Republic Services will be able to run a lot of their routes on Thursday. Some small streets may not be plowed.

Shoreline City business will run as usual Thursday.

Shoreline Schools will make an announcement by 6:00am Thursday if a change to the school schedule is necessary. If no announcement is made, school will start on schedule.

If the schools are open, the Senior Center is open.

Lake Forest Park City Council work session and regular council meeting for Feb. 14 are cancelled.


Classifieds: Shoreline City Council meeting canceled due to Holiday

City Council Regular Meeting - CANCELED due to Holiday
Date: 02/18/2019 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Council Chamber at Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline, Washington 98133

You are hereby notified that the Monday, February 18, 2019 Shoreline City Council Regular Meeting has been canceled due to the Presidents' Day holiday.

Contact Us:

Jessica Simulcik Smith, City Clerk
(206) 801-2231


CANCELLED: Ribbon cutting ceremony for new trail connector on N 195th

Because of the weather, the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new section of the 195th trail has been cancelled.

Originally scheduled for Friday, February 15, 2019, at 9:30am, it will be rescheduled.

The new sidewalk section connects the 195th Trail from Ashworth to the Interurban Trail alongside Echo Lake.

Echo Lake Elementary school and Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church are located at the 195th and Ashworth intersection.


Pratt family gathers in Shoreline for events honoring Edwin T. Pratt

Pratt Family and local friends
Sarah Haycock is center front in blue jacket

The Pratt family came to town earlier this month traveling from New Jersey, Tennessee, North Carolina, Texas, and Pennsylvania!

They came for the events honoring their relative, civil rights leader Edwin T. Pratt, who lived and was assassinated in Shoreline.

Pratt Family toured Shoreline art exhibit at City Hall
Living the Dream, Dreaming the Life: Edwin Pratt in the 21st Century

Locally they toured the Living the Dream, Dreaming the Life: Edwin Pratt in the 21st Century exhibit at Shoreline City Hall and the new Edwin Pratt Early Learning Center on Meridian.

They had a fellowship dinner at Richmond Beach UCC on Richmond Beach Road, and visited Saint David Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Meridian where the Edwin Pratt family attended church.

The family toured the new Edwin Pratt Early Learning Center in Shoreline

On February 2nd they attended the Saint Mark's commemoration event at the cathedral on Capitol Hill in Seattle for the 50th anniversary of his death.

"It was so wonderful for us to meet Edwin Pratt's family and have them see how he is being honored here in Shoreline." - Jane Wiebe
The Pratt Family at St. David Emmanuel Episcopal Church
on N 190th and Meridian Ave N

Jane Wiebe is the mother of Sarah Haycock, who successfully lobbied the Shoreline school board to have the new Early Learning Center named for Edwin T. Pratt.


KING TV 5 in Ridgecrest Wednesday morning

Mimi Jung from KING TV 5 in Café Aroma
As part of their "5 cities in 5 days" feature, KING 5's Mimi Jung spent early morning at Café Aroma in Ridgecrest at 5th NE and NE 165th.

The segment featured a lot of snow and slush and a downed tree on 5th NE.

They did two very nice interviews with local residents, who were articulate about what makes Shoreline a great place to live.

They showed Aurora from the Interurban Trail park in front of City Hall, went across the Blue Bridges, and talked about the Surprised by Shoreline marketing campaign.

The schools got a shout-out, as did the new Sound Transit stations at 145th and 185th.

Here's the link to the segment, which was broadcast during the 5am and 6am news.


Rep. Gerry Pollet to hold Traveling Town Hall at Third Place Commons Saturday

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Rep. Gerry Pollet D-46
Traveling Town Hall - this Saturday Feb. 16 10am - noon at Lake Forest Park Town Center with Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-46, who represents Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, northeast Seattle
From Rep. Pollet:

Look for me at a large table with a sign. This drop-in, in-district discussion time is a good chance to meet with me for those of you who had hoped to come down to Olympia during the past week, but couldn't make it due to snow.

This week's intense legislative schedule - despite a snow day - included:

*** Washington Promise bill for free college for students up to 100% of median income (HB1123) was moved forward by House College and Workforce Development Committee today;

*** Hearing was held on HB 1597 considering the greenhouse gas emissions from natural gas and methane in House Environment and Energy Committee yesterday ;

*** Passing my bill to protect WA students at For-Profit colleges and vocational schools from the College and Workforce Development Committee - ironically having to turn back numerous amendments from Republicans on the Committee to strip out a state backstop to the Trump / DeVos Administration's repeal of the Gainful Employment Rule for these students in our state, strip out an "advocate" or "ombud" to assist students at For-Profit Colleges and Vocational Schools...

Come speak to me about these or any other issue from 10-12 Saturday!

LFP Town Center, intersection Bothell and Ballinger Way. The Commons is on the upper level next to Third Place Books.


Storm cleanup: Power outages, blocked driveways, tree branches

Power outages 9:53pm 2-13-19
By Diane Hettrick

As of 9:53pm Wednesday, Seattle City Light had only 16 outages in its entire service area.

13 of them are on this map. Each red dot represents one customer without power.

City Light expected to have the lights back on by midnight Wednesday.

We're reaching the end and starting to get back to normal.

Cities are plowing secondary and tertiary routes.

Waiting for AAA in North City
Photo by Ruben Rivera-Jackman
Small neighborhood streets are still a hazard.

I'm hearing stories of people stuck on their own block, trying to get to work.

A post office van slid and ended up in a front yard.

Vehicles were abandoned where they got stuck.

People whose roads were plowed had to dig out their driveways, which were blocked by huge dirty blocks of frozen ice and snow.

Some were trying to figure out how to find someone to dig them out, as they were not physically capable of moving the large blocks of snow or of climbing over them. Rain is coming and will melt a lot of the ice. (See WeatherWatcher)

City public works crews were weary from working 12 hour shifts in difficult terrain and snow.

Seattle City Light crews had to deal with downed trees and blown transformers as well as long hours and very challenging working conditions.

N 195th and Palatine in Hillwood
Photo by Lien Titus

Parking lot at Fred Meyer
Photo by Lee Lageschulte
Trees came down across roadways and branches fell on roofs. People are wondering how much damage was done to their houses and looking for arborists.

Events were disrupted and now everyone is trying to reschedule and let everyone know about the changed dates.

Not much garbage was picked up. People with Monday and Tuesday collection dates are two weeks behind. Recology set up a garbage collection site at Hamlin Park for those two collection days.

Fred Meyer plowed their parking lot. This pile of snow and ice may be on site for a while.

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