Suggest a name for 5-Acre Woods

Sunday, March 31, 2019

5 Acre Woods
Photo by Jerry Pickard

The City of Lake Forest Park invites you to submit name suggestions for the newly acquired park property (currently known as SPU or Five Acre Woods property), located at 18678-18998 40th Pl NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.

Name suggestions for the new park must consider the following:
  • Geographical location;
  • Historical or social significance; and
  • Distinctive natural features.
  • The new park may be named after an individual if deceased and have made a significant positive contribution to parks, recreation, culture or quality of like in the community or has donated the land.

The City will collect name suggestions for the new park until the end of the day April 14, 2019

Volunteers of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will then rank the suggestions based on a point system reflecting the criteria above. 

A second community vote will then take place from a list resulting from this survey in person at the Arbor Day event April 27, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Animal Acres Park. 

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will review options at their May meeting and vote on a recommendation(s) for the park's name that will be presented at a City Council after May 2019.

Hard copies of the survey are also available at the City Hall front desk.

Click Here for the Survey Link


Destinations: Skagit Valley

Photos by Steven H. Robinson

It's almost Tulip Time in the Skagit Valley and it looks like everything's on time this year.

Right now the daffodils are in full bloom. Steve's photos were taken on Friday, March 29, 2019. The migrating birds are already in the fields.

Tulips are due soon. Here's a page on the bloom status if you have your heart set only on tulips: Bloom Status. The Tulip Festival people say that the tulips will bloom all through April.

Daffodils now
Green rows of tulips yet to come

Here's the Tulip Festival brochure. There are activities all over the Skagit Valley all month but you will want to do some planning before you go.

It has an event schedule, parking information, driving directions, and everything you need for a successful trip to the Skagit Valley.

The tulip farms belong to half a dozen Dutch families who scouted carefully and chose the Skagit Valley as a place to grow tulips just before WWII. 

Now if you order bulbs from Holland, they will have been grown in the Skagit Valley.


Event for new and prospective parents of Highly Capable Students Apr 9

MEET AND GREET Event for New and Prospective Parents of Highly Capable Students on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Ridgecrest Elementary

The Shoreline Hi Cap Parent Association will be hosting a social hour for all new and prospective parents of Highly Capable students in Shoreline on Tuesday, April 9, from 7 - 8pm at Ridgecrest Elementary (16516 10th Ave NE).

This will be a great opportunity to:
  • ask questions of parents whose students are currently receiving Highly Capable services in Shoreline schools
  • meet other new parents in the district
  • receive general information about giftedness and Highly Capable matters

There is no need to RSVP, but if you have questions, please contact the Shoreline Hi Cap Parent Association


Holy Week and Easter Day at Church of the Redeemer

Easter at Church of the Redeemer
Photo courtesy Church of the Redeemer

Join us at Church of the Redeemer, 6210 NE 181st St, Kenmore, to remember and celebrate this Holy Week and Easter. And, bring a friend. Our website is here.

The Episcopal Church welcomes you. No exceptions.

Palm Sunday

From “Hosanna, Lord!” to “Crucify Him!” That escalated fast.

Join us as we follow Jesus in the events leading up to His crucifixion. Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 8:00am (no music) and 10:30am (incense and music).

Maundy Thursday

Love one another as I have loved you. Jesus made that very clear by words and example.

Join us on Thursday, April 18, 2019, to explore what loving means. Services at 12:00 noon (no music) and 7:30 pm (music and possible incense). There is a simple soup supper at 6:30 pm.

Good Friday

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Friday, April 19, 2019, at 12:00 noon (no music) and 7:30pm (music), to behold the wood of the Cross on which is hung our salvation.
The Great Vigil of Easter

The Lord has triumphed gloriously! Everyone rejoice!

Come to follow salvation history from the Fall to the Resurrection. Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 9:00pm. The Resurrection Reception follows. This service has music and incense.

Easter Day

Christ our Passover is sacrificed yet lives again.

Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Day at 8:00am (no music) and 10:30 am (music and incense). Breakfast at 9:00am. Easter egg hunt at 9:30am.


Photo: Hyacinths

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Hyacinths are the flowers of my childhood. My mother planted a bed of them right by the house. I always marveled at how straight and strong they were under the weight of all those perfect small blossoms.

I thought it was very special that the same flower could come in so many different colors. Blue, pink, purple, white.

It always makes me feel joyful to see them.

This bed is in Richmond Beach - Lee found them on one of her walks. My thanks to whoever planted them!



Humble Feast Monday - plus recipe for Nettle and White Bean Pesto

Photo by Devra Gartenstein
Patty Pan's Humble Feast is a series of community-based, monthly dinner events featuring local ingredients sourced primarily from area farmers who are our friends and neighbors at the markets.

They are held the first Monday of each month, 5:30 to 7:30pm at 15550 27th Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

This month's dinner is Monday April 1, 2019 and features Chicken stew with dumplings (and a vegetarian version, of course), nettle and white bean pesto, spring greens, lentil and radish salad, and lemon pound cake.

Purchase tickets in advance for a discount.

Nettle and White Bean Pesto (makes about 2 cups)

"One man's weed is another man's salad," a wise person once said. You can find nettles at spring farmers markets, or you may have them growing invasively in your own back yard. They're actually packed with flavor and nutrients, and they're great for allergy relief. Save the cooking water, add honey, and drink it hot or cold.

½ pound stinging nettles
2 cups white beans, cooked or canned
3 tablespoons miso (any kind), or more, to taste

Steam or boil the nettles for about 5 minutes. Use gloves to handle them. Transfer the cooked nettles to a food processor, along with the white beans and miso, and puree until smooth. Add additional miso to taste.


Shoreline Planning Commission meets Thursday with public hearing on shoreline master program

Shoreline Planning Commission

There is a state code requiring cities to review their shoreline (small s) master plan on an annual basis.

Public Hearing
April 4, 2019 7:00pm
Council Chamber
Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline 98133

This is Part I of the April 4, 2019 Planning Commission Packet regarding the Periodic Review of the Shoreline Master Program. It is being distributed at this time to allow for the Ecology 30 day review and comment period. The agenda and complete packet will be available by March 29, 2019.

Agenda Highlights
Link to Full Meeting Packet

Comment on Agenda Items

Contact us:
Carla Hoekzema, Planning Commission Clerk
(206) 801-2514


Jobs: Shoreline Community College

Shoreline Community College has new job openings.

Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Residential Life
Date of first consideration: April 15th
Job description

Instructional and Classroom Support Tech 3 (Chemistry)
Date of first consideration: April 29th
Job description

All interested applicants can apply HERE.

It’s easy to search for open positions using the new search bar and filtering tools. We also post our openings on Facebook


Track meet results from Thursday


Results for individual events HERE


Vitamin thieves in Lake Forest Park

Vitamin thieves in Rite Aide
Town Center Lake Forest Park

From Q13 Washington's Most Wanted

An organized retail thief bolts out of a drug store with a big batch of vitamins in a basket — almost running over a little kid on his way out.

This happened at the Rite Aid in Lake Forest Park Town Center on March 10, 2019 and detectives say the suspect didn’t act alone.

“The fact that they came in and the first individual picked up one of the baskets and started putting items into it and then switched to the other individual after it was full, is an indication that they were working together,” said Lake Forest Park Police Det. Tony Matthews.
“I imagine it, this is probably not their first rodeo. We all know that anybody that shoplifts will shoplift till they get caught, so they’ve done it before and in a lot of cases they continue to do it.”

Detectives say the bigger guy in the black beanie left the store first to go get their getaway ride ready. His smaller buddy strolled out about 15 seconds later, again, having to dodge a child to make off with more than $1,200 worth of GNC vitamins and health products.

Detectives say both suspects are white.

If you can tell Lake Forest Park Police their names, use the P3 Tips App on your smart phone to submit the information to Crime Stoppers, or call the hotline at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). It's anonymous and you'll get a cash reward of up to $1,000 if your tip helps lead to an arrest in the case.

Here are some other people the LFP Police would like to talk to HERE


OSPI: Survey of students shows need for Mental Health supports

Chris Reykdal, SPI
From the State Superintendent of Public Schools

Last week, the state released data from a statewide survey of students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12. The students voluntarily answer questions regarding their health behaviors. The data is used to guide policymaking, funding, and program changes at the state and local levels.

OLYMPIA—March 28, 2019—Plans for suicide. No one to turn to for help. Disconnect between schoolwork and life goals. Sexual assault. Bullying.

Each day, students across the state go through these experiences and emotions. And each year, the number of students with these experiences increases.

“Our students need more support at school,” said Chris Reykdal, Superintendent of Public Instruction. 
“Whether it’s increased access to a counselor, multiple pathways to high school graduation, or education about consent – our students are telling us what they need, and we have a responsibility to act on it.”
“When determining priorities for our budget and policy proposals for the Legislature and the Governor this year, we used data from the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey as well as from a 2018 survey of more than 30,000 Washingtonians about their education priorities,” Reykdal continued. 
“This new data shows us students need support now more than ever.”

With just a month left in the legislative session, legislators are passing bills and putting together budgets.

“Budgets are an expression of values,” said Reykdal. “I know policymakers value student health, safety, and access to a meaningful diploma. I sincerely hope they will use this important data from students in their final decision-making.”

Mental health and bullying

In 2018, students at the grade levels surveyed reported higher rates of having seriously considered suicide than was reported in 2016. In addition, only about half of students in grades 8, 10, and 12 report having an adult to turn to when they feel sad or hopeless.

Beyond that, in 2014, 2016, and 2018, about 1 in 5 high school students reported being bullied at school. For students in grades 6 and 8, it was nearly 1 in 3.

When asked if they have had contact with a counselor at school within the last year, over half of 8th grade students and nearly half of 10th grade students said they did not.

To help combat this, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has proposed the Legislature increase the number of middle school counselors and create a coordinated statewide suicide prevention and behavioral health system.


Congresswoman Pramilia Jayapal WA-7 meets with ICHS

Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-7) met with ICHS (which has a very large clinic in Shoreline), Country Doctor Community Health Centers, Seamar Community Health Center and HealthPoint as they join Washington Association for Community Health to discuss the value of our state's community health centers.

The Congresswoman is supportive of the health centers.


Earth Tales! Storytelling for All Ages - Apr 14 at SL-LFP Senior Center

Earth Tales! A storytelling event for the whole family on Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2019 at the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center. 

We have Rick Huddle from Oregon, a storytelling musician who has performed in many school assemblies, Margaret MacDonald who tells lively world tales, and Pat Peterson - a grand dame of the storytelling world. 

Hosted by Susy Irwin and her Wild Puppets! Bring the family for a day celebrating our own Earth!

Admission: $20 for families, $10 adults, $5 kids.


International Watercolor Exhibition opens May 2

Northwest Water Color Show comes to Shoreline.
Reception / opening May 2
Photo courtesy NWSS
The venerable Northwest Watercolor Society has held annual group exhibitions since 1940 and is coming to Shoreline City Hall this spring and summer with 60+ paintings by artists all over the country as well as Greece, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Within the medium of watercolor, visitors can expect to see a wide range of technique, from representational to abstract, and from gouache to egg tempera and other water media.

Juried by nationally recognized painter Don Andrews (who had to pick from over 350 entries), the exhibition opens with a public reception at Shoreline City Hall on Saturday May 2, 6:30 – 8:30pm, when prizes will be announced. 

The exhibition will run through Thursday, July 11, 2019 (last day) with regular gallery hours, M-F, 8:00am - 5:00pm and by appointment at Shoreline City Hall 17500 Midvale Ave N. Shoreline, 98133, third floor gallery.


Gov. Inslee appears on Fox and Friends - challenging the president to release his tax returns

Gov. Jay Inslee
Presidential candidate
Gov. Jay Inslee, who is running for president on a single-issue platform of climate change, appeared on the Fox TV talk show Fox and Friends.

On the show, which has a close relationship with the president, Gov. Inslee showed that he had released 12 years of tax returns, and challenged the president to do the same.

The Seattle Times has a report of the segment HERE

You can watch it HERE


Shoreline Community College graduates its second class of Tesla service technicians

2019 Tesla graduates. Instructor Luke Thompson, left.
College President Cheryl Roberts, 4th from left
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Shoreline Community College graduated its second class of service technicians for the electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla.

Instructor Luke Thompson displays the
college certificates and Tesla certifications
the graduates will receive
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
The class is a collaboration between the college and Tesla, which provides vehicles, tools, and instruction materials - and hires the graduates at service centers across North America.

It's a new approach to vocational job training. Instead of sending students through a generalized class, this course trains specifically for Tesla.

The college has three other highly successful automotive programs each specializing in a specific make of vehicle.

And what is the advantage for Tesla?

According to Martti Thomas, Operations and Implementation Manager for Tesla START,

“Tesla is working with some of the best automotive education programs in the country — like Shoreline Community College — to educate students on electric vehicle technology and our unique approach to customer service to prepare them for a career at Tesla.  
"Shoreline Community College is one of the North West’s top automotive tech schools and offers a wide range of different automotive manufacturing programs. 
"Students graduate with a full time job, certification and the skills necessary to succeed in the growing electric vehicle industry."

Rep. Ruth Kagi congratulations members of the 2018 class
at the ribbon cutting and first graduation
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Last year's inaugural class of 10 students, also under instructor Luke Thompson, completed an intensive 12-week training and were quickly employed by Tesla service centers. About half of them found employment in the Puget Sound area and the rest went to dealerships in other states.

Dr. Cheryl Roberts addresses the crowd
at the 2018 graduation and ribbon cutting.
Graduates sit in the front row.
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

This year Shoreline CC graduated a new class of ten students, all with Tesla certifications.

Cheryl Roberts, President of Shoreline Community College said “These students have bright futures ahead of them in the fast-paced electric vehicle industry and Shoreline Community College is so pleased to pioneer this training in Washington state.”


Opportunity for students to learn about careers in law enforcement in WSP Career Camp

Saturday, March 30, 2019

OLYMPIA, Wash - Washington State high school juniors and seniors with an interest in law enforcement as a career will have an opportunity to spend a week this summer learning about the roles and job opportunities within law enforcement.

Applications are currently being accepted for the 42nd Annual Washington State - Kiwanis Youth Law Enforcement Camp to be held at the Washington State Patrol Academy in Shelton from July 28 – August 2, 2019.

Applications can be downloaded from the State Patrol’s Web Page HERE. The application deadline is May 10, 2019.

The purpose of the camp is to provide selected high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to explore various job opportunities in the law enforcement field.

Students are given a hands-on experience on the WSP drive-course and tactical firing range and will get to work with forensics, SWAT, communications, K-9 and many other police functions.

Additionally, students will have exposure to law enforcement problems and challenges officers encounter on a daily basis and to show how to successfully handle situations in a professional manner.

Police departments from around the state provide officers as staff members to instruct and serve as counselors. Guest speakers from various agencies provide first-hand information to the students. This gives the students a variety of experiences and exposure to federal, state, county and local law enforcement as a possible career path. Many students who attend this week-long camp go on to have careers in the criminal justice field.

This camp is sponsored and paid for by Washington Kiwanis clubs statewide in addition to corporate and private sponsors.


For the Birds: Is that bird coming, going, or staying?

Juvenile rufous hummingbird. Presumed male --
back won't turn rufous until second year
Photo by Chris Southwick
By Christine Southwick

Longer daylight hours and warmer weather (hopefully), has started this year’s bird migration here in our neighborhoods.

Flowering Red Currants have started blooming - one of the two primary nectar sources (Salmonberry blooms are the other) that the majority of Rufous Hummingbirds use to help fuel their northern migration, often as far as Alaska.

Earlier this week I heard and found my first of the year White-crowned Sparrow, singing out on a leafless limb near a parking lot - I fondly call these birds Parking Lot Serenaders.

These sparrows come back from their southern wintering grounds to breed and raise their young in our climate-friendly locations.

The females build their nests in nearby bushes. It could be that parking lots have fewer cats and raccoons, thereby reducing the cost of predation.

White-crowned Sparrow
Photo by Whitney Hartshorne

Our resident birds have started singing their mating tryouts — Song Sparrows, Bewick’s Wrens, and Spotted Towhees are in full song. Black-capped and Chest-backed Chickadees have changed their winter calls into their nesting songs.

In my yard, these, plus Dark-eyed Juncos, appear to be paired already, and the Anna’s Hummingbird females are busy pulling nesting cotton and hair for their tiny little nests. 

I expect to start seeing bumbling Anna’s juvies learning the secrets of hummingbird feeders, sticking their shorter bills haphazardly into the feeder, tying to get to that sugar water.

Just this week, I heard and saw a Pileated Woodpecker sounding out his territorial markers — one tree was real loud, one not so loud, and one even less-loud (sort of like the three beds — one too large, one too small, and one just right).

MacGillivay's Warbler stopping for bath
during migration -- they breed higher further north.
Photo by Chris Southwick
He has returned repeatedly to the middle-sound-producing tree trunk.

You may start seeing birds that will be passing through, stopping for a quick sip or dip of water, rest, and refuel before continuing to their preferred breeding locations.

Birds you might see: House Finches, Purple Finches, rarely a MacGillivray’s Warbler, and/or perhaps two different flycatchers — Willows and Olive-sided.

Willow flycatchers breed near wetlands and require shrubs and trees from which to dart out to catch insects. Olive-sided Flycatchers are in decline, mainly due to loss of habitat — they favor tall trees, usually with open or dead tops for their fly-catching.

Female Rufous (left) and Anna's hummingbirds sharing feeder
Photo by Chris Southwick 

Other birds that that you will probably see: Yellow-rumped Warblers, Townsend’s Warblers, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, and Bushtits.

Keep looking in your yard. If you have native plants, and especially dripping water you may be surprised at the birds that stop and rest in your yard.


Poem: Lake Forest Park Water

Lake Forest Park Water

Lake Forest Park Water
It passed the Big Test
We ALL could have told you
That it is THE BEST

We've known from the start
That it was the Right Brew
A true gift from Nature

We knew it was "PREMIUM"
From the very first Swill
Once you've tasted it's MAGIC
You can't get your fill

So let's raise a glass
In a fitting Tribute
To this Great Water District
Here's our Lofty Salute

Jean Monce Bryant ( a dedicated imbiber)


Lake Forest Park passport office now has an online waitlist

In early March, the Lake Forest Park passport office launched an online waitlist system for passports that allows users to see estimated wait times and to sign up on the waitlist online, via a button on the City’s website.

Applicants may sign up no more than 15 minutes prior to the opening hours for the passport office. In-person customers sign in on a tablet in the City Hall lobby.

Once you have signed in, the system can send text message updates about your waitlist status. When it is your turn, the system can send a text message to you. If, after receiving the text, you find your arrival will be delayed, it is important to update your status by following the instructions included in the text.

If an applicant is not present when it is his/her turn and we have not been notified of a delay, the person’s name will be removed from the waitlist.

If you are thinking about coming to City Hall to apply for a passport and want to see how busy we are before you head down, you can check the wait in real time via the link on the “Passports” page on the City’s website. 

Depending on the amount of time you have available, you can sign up on the waitlist or make plans to come another day.

For more information about passport services, and to access the wait-list button, click HERE.


Eat pizza - send Shorewood DECA to Florida

Eight Shorewood students have qualified for the international DECA competition to be held in Orlando in late April. (see previous article)

Now the issue is raising the funds to get them there.

To combat costs, the club is doing a fundraiser at Mod Pizza in Lake Forest Park on Thursday, April 11 from 10am to 10pm. Mod will donate 20% to help offset the club's travel expenses. Diners should be sure to mention "Shorewood DECA."

Mod Pizza is in Town Center at the end of the lower wing. Town Center is at the intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way NE.

DECA is a marketing club. Students participate in various marketing and business competitions. Their final competition of the year is at the international level in Orlando, Florida.


Jobs: WSDOT Assistant Construction Specialist

WSDOT has an opening for an Assistant Construction Specialist-Transportation Engineer 2

Opening Date: 03/27/2019
Closing Date: 04/10/2019 11:59PM

WSDOT’s Engineering Office in Shoreline has a great opportunity for an Assistant Construction Specialist – Transportation Engineer 2. The Assistant Construction Engineer will assist in the review and preparation of the construction documentation process to ensure timely and accountable delivery of projects throughout the Seattle-Metro Area.

View the entire posting and apply: Assistant Construction Specialist


2014 Shorewood grad Jacob Bockelie earns Regional and National baseball honors

Jacob Bockelie, right
Home Run celebration

2014 Shorewood High School Grad, Jacob Bockelie (class of 2014) was awarded more honors for his baseball play over the week of March 19-25.

Jacob was named the Northwest Conference position student Athlete of the Week for the past week. Jacob batted .450 (5-11) with 2 home runs, 2 doubles, 6 RBI's and an on base percentage of .630.

This is the fourth time Jacob has won this award (first this season) over the past three seasons. Jacob plays baseball for Pacific Lutheran University (a Division 3 level college in the NCAA) in the Northwest Conference.

Jacob Bockelie at bat

Jacob played baseball for Coach Wyatt Tonkin for 4 years at Shorewood.

Jacob received national honors for being selected to D3 Baseball team of the week earlier in the season during the week of Feb 11-17. Only 9 position players (Jacob is a Designated Hitter/1st base) and 6 pitchers are selected for this recognition from throughout all of Division 3 NCAA baseball. During the road trip to Georgia, Jacob finished (.385) with 3 home runs and 11 RBI's in 3 games.

According to "Bockelie blasted three home runs and a double and racked up 11 RBIs in three games in Georgia. He finished 5-for-13 (.385) with a 1.154 slugging percentage."


Pedestrian trapped under vehicle at Aurora Village

Friday, March 29, 2019

Photo by Michelle Carter

Around 4pm Friday afternoon, March 29, 2019 a vehicle ran into a pedestrian in the driveway entrance to Aurora Village from N 200th St by the Transit Center.

The pedestrian was trapped under the vehicle. Bystanders ran to help as Shoreline Fire arrived and the man was freed within minutes.

He was alert and aware as medics took him to the hospital.

The driveway, part of the gas pumps and the Transit Center were closed for an hour, reopening at 5pm.


Collision on I-5 at N 145th blocks three lanes

Graphic courtesy WSDOT
At 11pm, Friday, March 29, 2019:

On I-5 northbound at NE 145th St (MP 175) there is a collision blocking the HOV lane, the left general purpose lane, and the center general purpose lane.

Medical Aid, Fire Assistance, Tow Assistance, and the State Patrol have arrived on the scene.

Traffic backed up to Northgate. Vehicles are slowing getting around on the one free lane.


Follow-up: three car collision on Aurora Thursday evening

Traffic backed up on Aurora after a driver causes
a three car collision near Sky Nursery
Photo by Karin Nelson Cook

Thursday evening, late, there was a 3-vehicle collision on Aurora by Sky Nursery just north of N 185th St.

Edmonds Police had responded to a call of an erratically driven vehicle on Highway 99 around 220th St SW.

An Edmonds patrol officer located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. When the officer approached, the driver sped off.

A brief pursuit was started but terminated by the officer because of the way the driver was operating the vehicle. Shoreline PD was advised that the driver was headed into Shoreline.

After Edmonds PD stopped chasing the vehicle, it continued southbound on Highway 99 all the way into Shoreline where he crashed into two other vehicles in the 18600 block of Aurora.

Edmonds PD say, "We were not chasing the vehicle at that point and had lost sight of it."

After the crash, the driver was able to not only leave the car, but to run. Shoreline officers searched and Edmond sent their K9 team there to try and track the driver, but without success.

Two people from the other vehicles were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.


Vehicle fire at N 175th

Photo by Tonna Hernandez

Car fire on freeway exit at N 175th around 9:15pm. The driver was able to safely exit the vehicle. Shoreline firefighters sawed open the hood and quickly extinguished the fire.


Sarah Haycock on CBS evening news

Sarah (in turquoise jacket) with members of the
Pratt Family at the Pratt Early Learning Center
Photo by Jane Wiebe

CBS Evening News did a follow up story on Sarah Haycox and her successful efforts to have the school district's new Early Learning Center named for Shoreline resident Edwin T. Pratt.

They have footage of Sarah with Pratt family members touring the Edwin T. Pratt Early Learning Center just after it opened.

See it HERE


Echo Lake School Native Garden Notes

Stream Violet  Viola glabella 
One of the first violets in bloom

By Donna Franklin and Cathy Floit

Over 30 enthusiastic young gardeners showed up to work in the Echo Lake School Native Plant Garden last week. Spring has arrived!

The students were treated to a tour of the Garden before starting work. Some trees and shrubs have budding leaves; other plants will bloom soon. 

Red-flowering Currant - Ribes sanguineum 
Already attracting hummingbirds to our garden
Three plants are already blooming: Stream Violet, Indian Plum, and Red-flowering Currant. The Red-flowering Currant is a hummingbird magnet and an Anna’s flew by the excited kids while they were working.

At the beginning of the session, only one Stream Violet was in bloom; by the end, five were blooming. The kids, and adult volunteers, marveled at how the Garden changes by the hour!

The students loved their assigned tasks. The young gardeners deadheaded plants to make way for new growth, helped create a record of what is happening in the garden, and inventoried and measured the logs marking the pathways, because some need to be replaced.

There is much work to do!

Are there any enthusiastic adults available to volunteer around the noon hour, on Thursdays, or Fridays? If that is you, please call the school, 206-393-4338.


Kellogg Knights dominate their way to the Sno-King South Wrestling Tournament title

It was an amazing finish to the season as the Kellogg Knights dominated their way to the Sno-King South Tournament title.

Leading the charge for Kellogg were six individual champions. The depth of the team is what truly gave the Knights an edge as they had ten additional top three finishers.

As a team, Kellogg steamrolled the competition for 266 team points, with the distant second place College Place only scoring 168 points. Way to go Knights!!

1st Place - George Fernandez 81lb
2nd Place - Kaiju Ferguson 81lb
1st Place - Shokan Conway-Yasuyama 98lb
2nd Place - Porter Lewis 108lb
3rd Place - Jake Lockwood 113lb
1st Place - Peter Grimm 118lb
3rd Place - Finn Kennedy 118lb
3rd Place - Ole Burns 128lb
2nd Place - Matthew Curtis 133lb
3rd Place - Max Rutledge 140lb
1st Place - Cage Jensen 167lb
1st Place - Ryder Baldwin 178lb
2nd Place - Evan Claar 178lb
1st Place - Ramy Abdalla 188lb
3rd Place - Elijah Glesener 188lb
3rd Place - Jessie Gigrich 218lb
2nd Place - Jacob Smith 248lb

--Coach Clark Norton


3 team golf match Wednesday at Jackson Park

Golf at Jackson Park 2014
Photo by Wayne Pridemore
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Jackson Park Golf Course, Shorecrest HS hosted Shorewood, Edmonds Woodway, and Mountlake Terrace in several 9 hole, League matchups.

The ladies played the front 9, at PAR 37 and here are the results:

Shorecrest - 229
Edmonds Woodway - 235
Shorewood - 245
Mountlake Terrace - No Score

Shorecrest - Kai Wang 54
Abbie Currah 57
Ling Ling Lee 59
Clara Blue 59

Edmonds - Rachel Puetz 46
Brianna Schalk 50
Courtney Sadoski 68
Miranda Song 71

Shorewood - [Haley Wong 42 (Top Medalist)]
Isabel Brown 56
Allison Jaquish 76
Jane Suh 78

Mountlake Terrace - Isabel Allred 83

--Bob Quiles


Take the Regional Survey on VISION 2050 by April 29

Vision 2050
The Puget Sound Regional Council is seeking input on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for VISION 2050, the region’s long-range plan for growth.

Major economic gains in recent years have made our region among the fastest growing in the country. 

This rapid growth has affected housing affordability, cost of living, transportation, and the environment.

Forecasts show the region needs to plan for 1.8 million additional people and 1.2 million new jobs by 2050. 

PSRC is developing VISION 2050 to guide growth to support thriving communities, a strong economy, and a healthy environment.

Check out the webpage to learn more and provide your input by Monday, April 29.


Shorecrest tennis wipes out Archbishop Murphy

Bella Saunders and Sophie Ivens
at State 2018
Photo by Rob Mann
Varsity Girls Tennis
WesCo 2A/3A
3/27/19 @ Gateway MS
Shorecrest 7
Archbishop Murphy 0
SC overall record 4-2

Shorecrest players listed first


  1. Kate Ivens (10) vs Tara Glynn  6-0  6-0  W
  2. Anna Burke (12) vs Kate Tran  6-0  6-0  W
  3. Emma Leek (11) vs Brooke Welter  6-1  6-2  W
  4. Kim Tran (12) vs Bethany Carino  6-1  6-1  W


  1. Sophie Ivens (12) / Bella Saunders (12) vs Jade Liang / Emily Kim  6-0  6-0  W
  2. Cindy Luo (11) / Alyssa Oshiro (11) vs Sarah Kenny / Evie Kluck  6-1  6-1  W
  3. Trang Tran (10) / Ellie Wright (10) vs Kelly Hyatt / Melody Gao  6-0  6-0  W

--Coach Rob Mann


Sounder trains to run Sunday for Mariners game

Photo courtesy Sound Transit

Mariners fans can bypass weekend traffic and take Sound Transit’s popular game day Sounder train to the 1:10 p.m. game against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, March 31.

The stadium-bound trains from the north will depart Edmonds at 11:11am. Return trains depart King Street Station 35 minutes after the game.

A complete schedule of Sounder service to Mariners games this season is available HERE

Special Sounder service is in addition to regular Link light rail service to and from Safeco Field. Link runs every 10 minutes on Sunday and serves 16 stations -- at the University of Washington, on Capitol Hill, in downtown Seattle, SODO. Link’s Stadium and International District stations are a short walk from Safeco Field.

King County Metro bus schedules can be found HERE.

Regular fares apply for all Sound Transit services. Rail riders can avoid the post-game ticket vending machine lines by purchasing a Day Pass at their originating station. One-way tickets and Day Passes can also be purchased with the Transit GO Ticket app.

Getting an ORCA card is a great way to skip lines at ticket vending machines. Cards only cost $5 for adults, plus whatever amount a rider chooses to load in the card’s E-purse or the cost of a pass that is good for unlimited transit trips. ORCA works on trains, buses and ferries throughout the region.


Tannahill Weavers - fiercely high energy Scottish music - Apr 13

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Seattle Folklore Society is pleased to present the award winning renowned Scottish trad band the Tannahill Weavers, on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The concert takes place at 7:30pm, at the Phinney Center (lower building), 6532 Phinney Ave N., in Seattle.

The Tannahills are very properly considered one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, known for their all Scottish repertoire and infectious high energy on rousing jigs, reels, and songs.

As the Winnipeg Free Press noted, "The Tannahill Weavers - properly harnessed - could probably power an entire city for a year on the strength of last night's concert alone. The music may be old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll.”

This review was generated from seeing and hearing the drive and power of the boys at work; guitarist and vocalist Roy Gullane; flute, tin whistles, and bodhran by Phil Smillie; new fiddler Malcolm Bushby; and piper Mike Katz, ex piper from Battlefield Band.

Lead vocalist Roy Gullane has a lovely chemistry with the audience, and his jokes about Scottish life and culture in his inimitable brogue add even more to the humor and fun of a Tannahill concert.

Their musicianship has only deepened and expanded over this, the 51st year of the band’s existence, culminating in awards and accolades from folks around the globe, and their induction into the Scottish Trad Music Hall of Fame. Together they skillfully execute old favorites and introduce new pieces destined to become favorites, such as the soulful and beautiful song, "The Great Ships. "

Tickets online or in person at prior SFS shows (check or cash).


Suspect driver being chased from Edmonds causes three car accident on Aurora and escapes

A driver being pursued by Edmonds police caused a three vehicle crash on Aurora, around 185th. The suspect fled on foot. K-9 and other officers are searching for him.

Aurora was closed in both directions from 186th to 192nd during the investigation and clean up.

Two patients were taken to local hospitals with minor injuries.


Green Shoreline Partnership kick off meeting Saturday with Forterra

Hamlin Park
Photo by Seattle Poppy
Green Shoreline Partnership 
Kick Off Meeting
Saturday, March 30
10:00am to 12:00pm
Richmond Highlands Rec Center
16554 Fremont Avenue N

On Saturday, March 30, the City of Shoreline joins Forterra in kicking off the Green Shoreline Partnership. 

The Partnership will build upon our existing urban forest restoration efforts. 

It will establish a city-wide stewardship program to support long-term restoration and maintenance of Shoreline’s parks and open spaces. 

The Partnership will work to:
  • Enhance forest benefits and improve the quality of life and connections to nature for Shoreline residents;
  • Galvanize an informed and active community of stewards; and
  • Ensure long-term sustainable funding and community support of forest restoration efforts.

The Green Shoreline Partnership will bring together the City, Forterra, thousands of community volunteers, and local nonprofits and businesses to create a sustainable network of healthy forested parks and natural areas in Shoreline. 

It is part of the Green City Partnerships program, which unites cities across the Puget Sound in developing community-based stewardship programs to care for the valuable forests and natural areas in our urban environments. On-the-ground forest restoration projects and volunteer recruitment efforts will be funded in part through a 2019-2020 grant from The Nature Conservancy.

With a focus on regional sustainability, Forterra has been securing and caring for keystone places around Washington for thirty years. 

The Green City Partnerships began in 2004 when the City of Seattle and Forterra worked together to develop and implement a 20-year plan for restoring and maintaining Seattle’s 2,500 acres of forested parkland. 

The program model was so successful that Forterra began partnering with other cities. The Green City Partnerships now include Burien, Des Moines, Everett, Kent, Kirkland, Puyallup, Redmond, Seattle, Seatac, Shoreline, Snoqualmie, Tacoma, and Tukwila.


Construction starting soon for the Lynnwood Link in Shoreline

The Lynnwood Link Extension is preparing to enter construction this spring, with work beginning in Seattle and Shoreline. 

This is a major milestone to bringing light rail to north Seattle, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace and Lynnwood by 2024! 

The online open house is an opportunity to learn about what to expect as work gets underway and how to stay informed throughout construction.

Upcoming work near you

Sound Transit is committed to being a good neighbor and keeping you informed, click on your future station to learn about upcoming work near you.

Shoreline South/145th Station
Shoreline North/185th Station
Mountlake Terrace Station
Lynnwood City Center Station

Interested in a specific topic?

If you are interested in a particular aspect of construction click on your area of interest below to learn more:

Tree removal and replanting
Noise walls
Ronald Bog
General project sequence
Parking changes
Road closures
Who do I call with a question?

New to the project and looking for more background?

Visit Project Overview to get up to speed.


Shoreline Council Monday to vote on fines for improper recycling

Shoreline City Hall
Photo by Mike Remarcke
The agenda for the April 1, 2019 Shoreline City Council Meeting includes four action items:

1. Public Hearing and Discussion of the 2020-2025 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP)

State law requires cities to prepare and adopt a comprehensive 6-year TIP. This required hearing provides the opportunity for public feedback. This is the only hearing scheduled.

2. Approval of Amendment # 1 to the City’s 2017 – 2027 Comprehensive Garbage, Recyclables, and Compostables Collection Contract with Recology CleanScapes Inc.

This Plan to Reduce Contamination includes additional outreach, education and incentives that support reducing contamination at collection, increasing monitoring and rejection of unacceptable material at the curb, development of a contamination fee and, in extreme cases, removing recycling cart/containers from customers unable or unwilling to use the system properly.

3. Adoption of Ordinance No. 858 - Amending SMC 3.01.500 Solid Waste Rate Schedule to Reflect Amendment # 1 to the City’s 2017–2027 Comprehensive Garbage, Recyclables, and Compostables Collection Contract with Recology CleanScapes Inc
Aligning SMC with changes in contract with Recology.

4. Adoption of Ordinance No. 839 – Amending the Development Code to Expand the Deep Green Incentive Program (DGIP)Rather than expand the mandated DGIP to other commercial zoning districts, Ordinance 839 provides incentives outside of the MUR zoning districts

Details available online. Watch the meeting online.

--Pam Cross

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