Photo: Here I come to save the day...

Monday, April 22, 2019

Photo by Gloria Z Nagler

...wearing his Mighty Widgeon mask. (American Widgeon on Lake Washington)


Get ready for Shoreline STEM festival

It’s time to start getting ready for the Shoreline STEM Festival and Science Fair (STEM= Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

It will take place on June 1, 2019 at Shoreline Community College, with a K-12 student science fair, hands-on STEM fun, and robotics demonstrations!

All students who live in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park are invited to enter a science fair project, with three categories to choose from:

  • Science Investigation, 
  • Engineering Design and 
  • Invention and Computer Science Design and Invention.  

Science fair projects are a great way for kids to practice critical thinking and communication skills. Need help deciding on a project? You’ll find guidelines and links to resources on the website.

All entries require a project proposal with safety check, due by May 4, 2019. Thanks to support from generous sponsors, registration and entrance to the festival are all completely FREE, and all science fair participants receive a free festival t-shirt designed by a student! Free tri-folds are also available for all participants.

Details and a list of community sponsors can be found at the website, and you can email us at

Shoreline STEM is an all-volunteer 501(c3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting extended learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math for students in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park.

We need your help to make the 2019 festival happen. Check out the “How can I help?” page on our website for more information.

Shoreline Community College is located at 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133.


Lecture on irrigation systems for yard and garden - Thursday

Have an in-ground irrigation system? Thinking about installing one? Ready to reduce your water bill while maintaining a beautiful garden and landscape?

Thursday, April 25, 2019

In this FREE Savvy Gardener class, Mark Guthrie, Landscape Water Conservation Program Manager for the Saving Water Partnership, will explain how you can make your irrigation system more efficient and use less water. Topics include how to set your irrigation timer, choosing the best irrigation equipment for watering plants, and how to use your meter to look for leaks.

Class is free, but you must register to attend.

Send an email to or call our main office at 206-362-8100.


Family Law Workshop Series: Let’s Talk About Parents and Parenting Plans

Family Law Workshop Series: Let’s Talk About Parents and Parenting Plans 

Sunday, 4/28/2019 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm at the Shoreline Library Large Meeting Room, 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline 98133.

This workshop is the last in a four part series of workshops on family law offered by KCLS and the King County Law Library.

Registration required. Six spaces remain. Call the Shoreline Library at 206.362.7550 or register online for the workshop.

Let's Talk about Parents and Parenting Plans. When couples with children separate, they often need a parenting plan to spell out where the children reside, how parents make decisions about their children, and who pays for what. If a parent isn't listed on the birth certificate, sometimes the legal parents must be decided before the parenting plan or child support can be ordered. Find out more in this one-hour focus class.


Create a Jeweled Dragon Egg
Johannes Quilitz presents a workshop on how to create a dragon egg.

Ages 8 through adult, ages 8 to 10 with adult.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline 98177,

Many legends suggest that dragons are born from eggs. Create a jeweled textured sculpture egg and discuss writing your own story or myth.

Limited space. First come, first served.


Learn to make a creative flower arrangement - Tuesday

Bring flowers from your garden
Easter Rose Kerria japonica double
Photo by Victoria Gilleland
Learn to create a unique flower arrangement for special occasions or add color and whimsy to your house anytime with uncommon flowers and odd containers. 

Bring flowers from your garden and an interesting or unusual container, or use materials provided.

Eve Phillips is the presenter. All ages are welcome.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 7 - 8:30pm at the Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Ave NW, Shoreline 98177.


Book review by Aarene Storms: The Prince and the Dressmaker

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (graphic novel)

Prince Sebastian has a secret.

Some days I look in the mirror and think, "That's me, Prince Sebastian! I wear boy clothes and look like my father. Other days it doesn't feel right at all. Those days I feel like I'm actually... a princess."

Although Sebastian is sure that his family would be ruined and his parents would disown him if the secret ever got out, he does share it -- and his dreams of being known in public as the glamorous Lady Crystallia -- with his dressmaker. Frances not only encourages Sebastian, she creates fabulous gowns for Lady Crystallia that are soon the talk of all Paris.

And then, things go wrong.

This beautifully illustrated graphic novel is a quick and compelling read with a sweet, satisfying ending. Reading it restored my faith in humans (and who doesn't need a bit of that?) and I plan to share it enthusiastically with teens, tweens... and parents.

Highly recommended, ages 10 to adult.

The events may not have happened; still, the story is true. --R. Silvern

Aarene Storms, youth services librarian
Richmond Beach and Lake Forest Park Libraries, KCLS


First half of 2019 property taxes due by Tuesday, April 30

Now that you've made it past Tax Day, some of you will have property tax to pay.

If you have paid off your mortgage or if you pay your property tax separate from your mortgage payment, the first half of your taxes are due by the end of the month.

Property owners in King County have until Tuesday, April 30 to pay the first half of their 2019 property taxes. After that date, interest charges and penalties will be added to the tax bill.

To make the process easier, King County provides several ways for property owners to pay their taxes quickly and conveniently. Tax payments can be made:
  • Online using King County's convenient, secure online eCommerce system. Taxpayers may pay accounts with a credit card or an electronic debit from a checking account. However, you have to pay a fairly hefty service charge.
  • By mail if postmarked no later than April 30, 2019. Taxpayers should include their tax statement and write the property tax account number on their check or money order. Cash should not be sent through the mail.
  • At King County Community Service Centers if paid by check for the exact amount due. Taxpayers can find the address, phone number, and operating hours of the center in their area by visiting
    • Shoreline, Fridays only 8:30am - 4:30pm. 18050 Meridian Ave N, (inside the Shoreline District Court building) Shoreline, WA 98133. 206-477-2723
    • Seattle Downtown, Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm* at the King County Administration Building, 500 Fourth Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, sixth floor
      • On Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30, Treasury Operations will be open until 5pm.

The online option provides immediate payment confirmation for current year or delinquent year(s) property tax bills. Pay online or view property tax information HERE

For questions about missing tax statements or other tax payment information,see this webpage, contact King County Treasury Operations by email, or contact a customer service specialist at 206-263-2890.

Information on senior citizen exemption and deferral programs can be obtained from the King County Assessor's Office by email or 206-296-3920.


The Lodge at St. Edward

Construction fence is up, windows have been removed,
one wing of the building shrouded in protective netting
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

After sitting shuttered for over 40 years, the old seminary building at St. Edwards Park in Kenmore is undergoing major construction to turn it into a lodge, open to the public.

The property and the seminary were acquired by Washington State Parks and Recreation in 1976. The land around the seminary was open as a park, with ranger tours of the surrounding woodlands, and a trail leading to Lake Washington. The huge building was untouched and deteriorating.

The inside is undergoing extensive renovation
The job will cost $45-50 million
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Washington State Parks has awarded a 62 year lease for the building and land around it to Daniels Real Estate, a company with expertise in complex, comprehensive, and long-term historic preservation and adaptive reuse projects. The additional land is located adjacent to the park and includes 450 feet of Lake Washington shoreline. The North Loop Trail is aligned over this property

The Daniels team has won three National Preservation Awards, as well as many local and state awards for work in historic preservation and reuse.

At Saint Edward Park, they will repurpose the badly deteriorated interior of the Seminary building into a park lodge with 80-100 guest rooms, a conference center, meeting rooms, a wellness spa, and a restaurant and café.

Masonry façade has not been touched since 1930
All the windows are being replaced
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The building’s Romanesque Revival architecture and Art Deco interiors will be preserved and restored to federal standards for the public to visit and enjoy, with an adaptive reuse focus that is consistent with other national and state park standards and with the original design of the building.

Lydig Construction has erected scaffolding to repair the brick and cast stone. Built in 1930, this is the first time that the masonry façade of the building has been repaired. During 2019, windows and other exterior historic elements will be removed, repaired and reinstalled. The restoration is a meticulous effort, meeting federal preservation standards.

The project is estimated to cost the Daniels Group $45-50 million.


Governor signs bill requested by County Assessor streamlining process to correct property tax errors

Property tax statement

On April 17, 2019 Governor Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1852, a bill initially drafted by King County Assessor John Wilson, and sponsored by Representative Bill Ramos (D-45th LD).

The bill streamlines and simplifies the process to correct “manifest errors” made by county assessors and issue refunds for overpayment of taxes.

Manifest errors are errors in description of the property that can be corrected by the Assessor without exercising appraisal judgement. 

Examples of a manifest error would be incorrect square footage of a residence, or an error in the legal description.

“We work hard to get right,” said Wilson “But when we make a mistake we want to fix it. I want to thank Rep. Ramos for his leadership in getting this common sense bill passed.”

Under state law, county assessors can correct manifest errors made up to six years in the past. HB 1852 will dramatically reduce the amount of paperwork and process required of taxpayers during that process.

The bill was co-sponsored by Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-46 (Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, NE Seattle).

The bill report and a copy of the bill can be found here.


Photos: Rhodies

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Flowers bloom in Richmond Beach before they do in my central Shoreline neighborhood. I'm sure there's a scientific reason - like the angle of the sun. 

My pink rhodie is just starting to show color on each bud. In a week, it will look like these beauties.



Spring Plant Sale brings in $1,500 for Kruckeberg and Audubon

Volunteers from Kruckeberg and Seattle Audubon
Photo courtesy Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden worked in partnership with the Seattle Audubon Society as co-recipients of the estate of Kent Slaven, a long-time constituent and supporter of our organizations.
Together they collected as many of his prized and beloved horticultural treasures as they could in February.

As directed by the estate, we were able to keep what we wanted for our own collections and offer the remainder for purchase. As a result, we were able to raise over $1,500.00, for a total of $786.00 for each organization!


Fascinating variety of books represented at author events in LFP this week

It's non-fiction week at Third Place Books this week. A Native American tells the story of Indian Relay Racing. The true story of how a Seattle team won the Stanley Cup in 1917. The biography of a sideshow performer. Shakespeare's "mean girls." Plus a romance novel.

Tuesday, April 23 at 7pm
Lawney Reyes

The Horse Nation

In the early 17th Century, when horses were first introduced to Northwest America, young Indian men took pleasure in finding ways to compete with one another. It was then that Indian Relay Racing was born. Award-winning Native sculptor and artist Lawney Reyes tells the story of the people and the sport.

Thursday, April 25 at 7pm
Kevin Ticen

When It Mattered Most: The Forgotten Story of America’s First Stanley Cup, and the War to End All Wars

In the winter of 1917, as Europe spiraled rapidly out of control and pulled the U.S. into the greatest conflict the world had ever seen, a talented band of athletes in the Pacific Northwest fought to turn themselves into an elite team. That elite team would battle the looming war, their own insecurities, and fierce opponents on both coasts of Canada to captivate a community and journey toward hockey immortality. This is the true story of the Seattle Metropolitans, America’s first Stanley Cup Champions.

Friday, April 26 at 6pm
Bill Griffith

Nobody’s Fool: The Life and Times of Schlitzie the Pinhead

In 1971, Bill Griffith created his classic comic strip Zippy the Pinhead. Griffith’s inspiration for Zippy came from the 1932 film Freaks, which featured a circus where all of the sideshow performers were real, not actors. Schlitzie Surtees, aka Schlitzie the Pinhead, was a standout star in the film, and Griffith became fascinated with the real, legendary career of this singular performer. The result is Nobody’s Fool, the exhaustive, celebratory, definitive, first-ever biography of Schlitzie.

Saturday, April 27 at 6pm
Laura Kalpakian

The Great Pretenders

The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Roxanne Granville is used to getting what she wants— even if she has to break the rules. But after a falling-out with her grandfather, a powerful movie mogul, she has to face life on her own for the first time. She won't let men make all the rules, and won't let skin color determine whom she can love. The Great Pretenders is a riveting, emotional novel that resonates in today's world, and reminds us that some things are worth fighting for.

Sunday, April 28 at 6pm
Ian Doescher

William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Mean Girls

Power struggles. Bitter rivalries. Star-crossed lovers. When you consider all these plot points, it's pretty surprising Shakespeare didn't write Mean Girls. Now, fans can treat themselves to the epic drama -- and heroic hilarity -- of the classic comedy rendered with the wit, flair, and iambic pentameter of the Bard, from the author who brought you William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.


LFP Council COW Monday - Merlone Geier, respond to comments, discuss preferred alternative contents

City Hall, Lake Forest Park
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

City of Lake Forest Park, Council Committee of the Whole (COW) regular meeting Monday, April 22, 2019, 6:00pm, Council Chambers, 17425 Ballinger Way NE, 98155


Discussion Topics

1. Introduction/Meeting Overview
2. Council Discussion with Jamas Gwilliam, Merlone Geier Partners
3. FEIS Review and Draft Responses to Comments
4. Discussion of Preferred Alternative Contents
5. Wrap-up / Adjourn


Student from Nathan Hale HS serves as page for Sen. Frockt

Annalise Korch with Sen. Frockt
Photo courtesy Senate Democrats

OLYMPIA — Annalise Korch served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of March 25.

Pages are sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) sponsored Korch’s week at the Legislature.

“It was really great to host Annalise at the Capitol this week,” Frockt said. 
“I hope that she enjoyed her time with the Legislature and got to learn a lot.”

The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The educational experience is furthered by guest speakers. It also includes classes with topics such as budget writing and how a bill becomes a law — which culminates in pages creating their own bills in a mock committee setting.

Korch and her partners worked on a bill regarding rape kit testing.

“I liked working in the Senate dining room,” said Korch. “The people there are really nice and the cookies are really good.”

Pages also have the opportunity to work on the Senate floor. Their maroon coats and credentials allow them access to all parts of the Capitol Campus.

Korch is in 9th grade at Nathan Hale High School. She plays soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, and the cello.

Sen. Frockt represents the 46th Legislative District, which includes all of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park, and a large section of NE Seattle.

Nathan Hale High School is in the Lake City area of NE Seattle.

For more information about the Senate Page Program, contact


Nathan Hale High School student serves as page for Rep. Pollet

Claire Weinstein with Rep. Pollet
Photo from Washington State
Legislative Support Services

OLYMPIA – Claire Weinstein, a student at Nathan Hale High School in north Seattle, served as a page last week in the Washington State House of Representatives. 

Sponsored by State Rep. Gerry Pollet (D-Seattle), Claire is the daughter of Colleen and Paul Weinstein of Seattle. 

Pages assume a wide variety of responsibilities, from presenting the flags to distributing amendments on the House floor. 

Pages support the efficient operation of the Legislature while also receiving daily civics instruction, drafting their own bills, and participating in mock committee hearings.

Rep. Pollet represents the 46th Legislative District, which includes all of Kenmore and Lake Forest Park, and a large section of NE Seattle.

Nathan Hale High School is in the Lake City area of NE Seattle.


LFP Police work with SWAT team effort in Everett to capture burglar

SWAT Team in Lowell
Photo by Leland Dart,
After a burglary in Lake Forest Park, the LFP police developed probable cause that one of the suspects and evidence was located at an address in the Lowell neighborhood of Everett.

Because of the circumstances they used the regional SWAT team to serve the warrant and secure the scene.

They then conducted their search with assistance from their coalition of small cities major crimes task force detectives and located significant evidence for the case.

"Our target individual was at the residence and taken into custody. Charges have been filed and we continue to do follow up."


Jobs: Hiring event at Dale Turner Y

The Y is holding a hiring event on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 4pm – 7pm at the Dale Turner Family YMCA, 19290 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133.

Join us today for a summer hiring event! We are hiring for bus drivers, day camp counselors, lead day camp counselors and assistant managers.

You can apply, interview and potentially get a job offer ON THE SPOT. Walk-ins encouraged.

Learn more about working for the Y HERE.


Call for Artists: Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Art Exhibition

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Juried art exhibit at Shoreline Arts Festival
Photo courtesy SL LFP Arts Council

Featuring over 300 artworks from regional artists, the Juried Art Exhibition is one of the highlights of the Shoreline Arts Festival.

The Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Arts Council, sponsor of the event, is currently seeking submissions of 2D/3D artwork and photography to be included in the exhibit.

If selected, your work will be on display for the viewing pleasure of 10,000+ festival-goers on June 29th and 30th, and you will be eligible to win a portion of the $2000+ in cash and merchandise prizes that will be awarded!

Prizes will be awarded in three categories: Photography, 2D, 3D, People’s Choice.

Visit the website for a full prospectus and the online registration form. Registration forms and payment must be submitted by June 22, 2019.

The Shoreline Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, June 29 from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday, June 30 from 10am to 5pm.

Location: Shoreline Community College, Building 1500. 16101 Greenwood Ave N. Shoreline 98133.

Art and photography exhibitions are open to the public.

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.


Cartoon by Whitney Potter: Eggs Benedict

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


King county parks levy to be on the August ballot

The King County Council has approved placing the King County Parks Levy on the August ballot.

The levy is for a six-year term and is a renewal of an existing levy.

According to County Council Chair / Local council representative for Shoreline and Lake Forest Park Rod Dembowski, the levy is very important.

"Parks Levy proceeds provide essential funding not just for King County’s regional parks and trail systems, but also for city parks and regional open space. In past years, there has not always been a strong guaranteed investment for parks and open space in District 1.

"I am happy to report that the proposed 2019 Parks Levy includes a number of dedicated, important investments in North King County. 
"These investments include, but are not limited to:
  • $2 million for playground and ballfield improvements at Big Finn Hill Park in Kirkland
  • $2.5 million in acquisition dollars to build and expand parks on Lake Washington
  • More than $100 million in expanded funding to preserve open space
  • $25 million for parks in North King County cities
  • $10 million in grant funding for organizations to promote equity and disability access in our parks
  • $44 million for a new program to provide large capital grants to jurisdictions building or repairing swimming pools and aquatic centers

King county trail
Photo courtesy King County

He continues,

"Local and regional trails are another immensely important resource that we enjoy and use for both recreation and transportation. Past levies have paid for construction and maintenance of the Burke-Gilman Trail and the Sammamish River Trail in District 1. 
"This levy will greatly expand our regional trail network with significant investments to build out the Eastside Rail Corridor, including $4.6 million for a connection to the Sammamish River Trail in Woodinville. 
"In addition to other projects, I was pleased to secure funding to: (1) build a new trail connection in Bothell, extending the Tolt River Trail to meet the Burke-Gilman and Sammamish River trails at the former Wayne Golf Course site ($2 million), (2) expand regional trail connections between the Interurban Trail and Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake Forest Park and Shoreline ($7.5 million), and (3) support acquisitions for the proposed Green Loop Trail in Kirkland ($2.5 million). 
"The levy renewal is proposed at a rate of 18.32 cents per $1,000 of assessed value – or less than $8 a month for the owner of a $500,000 home. There is a taxpayer relief program for fixed-income seniors and disabled veterans built into this levy. Final adoption of the proposed levy ordinance is set for April 17. 
"Voters will see it on your August 6, 2019 ballot. If you have any questions or comments on the levy or the projects included, please don’t hesitate to contact my office."

Rod Dembowski, Chair
King County Council, District 1


Edmonds Sons of Norway hosts Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale on May 4

The Edmonds Sons of Norway is hosting a Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 4, 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 or tea and cost $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for kids 6-10 (under 6 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!

Also happening in May:

The 17th of May Festival (Syttende Mai) is hosting many activities in Ballard on Friday May 17, 2019 including music and dancing at Bergen Place on Market Street, a luncheon, children’s events and the parade through downtown Ballard in Seattle. More information HERE.

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 webpage.


Lake Forest Park Garden Club plant sale May 4 at LFP Elementary

Lake Forest Park Garden Club plant sale on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9am to 2pm at Lake Forest Park Elementary School, 37th Ave NE and Ballinger Way.

All plants, trees and shrubs are very reasonably priced. Prices start at 50 cents!

Special this year: 30 cute containers with plants that would be good for Mother's day presents plus about 15 wooden planters and a few fun wall hangings.


Celebrate the world of watercolor with 60 artists

Let the Souls Wander
Artist Elaine Dalily-Birnbaum 2018

Northwest Watercolor Society and City of Shoreline welcome 60 artists from around the country (and as far as Europe and Asia) to the gallery at City Hall for the 79th iteration (since 1940) of the society’s international exhibition.

It will be juried this year by nationally recognized painter and author Don Andrews, who will decide who gets $10,000 in prize money.

The winner will be announced at the public reception on Thursday May 2, from 6:30 – 8:30pm with awards at 7:15 pm.

The show will run through Thursday, July 11, 2019 (last day) with regular gallery hours, Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm and by appointment.


Flags at half-staff Wednesday 4/24/19

Flag Lowering - 4/24/19 (Deputy Justin DeRosier)

Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin DeRosier, 29, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Deputy DeRosier was killed in the line of duty on April 13, 2019.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Wednesday, April 24.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Earle A. and Virginia H. Chiles Center, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd, at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon. A live video feed of the service will also be available at the New Life Church, 2441 42nd Avenue, in Longview, Washington.

Please call (360) 902-0383 if you have any questions about this flag lowering.


Parks board to discuss and possibly take action on funding committee recommendation for Community and Aquatic Center

Community and Aquatic Center design proposal

Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services/Tree Board Meeting
Date: Thursday, 4/25/2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Shoreline City Hall Conference Room 303
17500 Midvale Ave N Shoreline 98133

Agenda Highlights
  • Special Events Discussion
  • Parks Funding Advisory Committee Final Recommendation Discussion (Possible Action)
Link to Full Meeting Packet

Comment on Agenda Items


Scene on the Sound: every party needs an icebreaker

Photo by Jan Hansen

Icebreaker, United States Coast Guard Polar Star,  headed out on this dreary morning for more challenging seas.


Kellogg 8th grader serves as Senate page in Olympia

Friday, April 19, 2019

Lucia Carli gets to try out Sen. Frockt's senate seat.
Photo courtesy LSS

OLYMPIA — Lucia Carli served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of March 25, 2019.

Pages are sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. David Frockt (D-Seattle) sponsored Carli’s week in the Legislature.

“It was a privilege to host Lucia at the Capitol this week,” Frockt said. “I hope that she enjoyed her time with the Legislature.”

The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The educational experience is furthered by guest speakers. It also includes classes with topics such as budget writing and how a bill becomes a law — which culminates in pages creating their own bills in a mock committee setting.

Carli particularly enjoyed her time spent on the senate floor during the week. She liked getting to see how everything flows and everyone’s jobs come together.

“I loved all of it,” Carli said. “The floor was amazing, the pictures were fun, and I liked getting to eat lunch with Senator Frockt a lot.”

Pages also have the opportunity to work on the Senate floor. Their maroon coats and credentials allow them access to all parts of the Capitol Campus.

Carli is in 8th grade at Kellogg Middle School. At school she participates in track, jazz band, and plays the clarinet. In her free time she likes to listen to music, practice her archery, and read poetry.

For more information about the Senate Page Program, contact


145th Street Multimodal Corridor Project online survey

The City of Shoreline has been busy developing the preliminary design to update 145th Street (SR-523) from Aurora Avenue North to I-5.

This new design will improve safety and ensure that this critical corridor can effectively serve Shoreline and the growing number of travelers who rely on it every day.

Please visit our online open house at to learn more about the project and to provide feedback.

Online open house will be available until May 1, 2019.

You can also visit the project page at


Scene on the Sound: American Constellation

American Constellation
Photo by Jan Hansen

This small passenger vessel is on her way for a seven day cruise to Anacortes, San Juan Islands, Victoria and Poulsbo before returning to Seattle.   

American Cruise Line describes this vessel as uniquely designed to navigate the inland waterways of the Pacific Northwest, the brand new American Constellation brings guests to beautiful ports the larger ships can't access.

In the intimate atmosphere onboard, guests will find the largest staterooms in the industry, spacious lounges, as well as observation decks and private balconies that offer spectacular views of the passing landscapes.


Save the date for Fill the Truck - May 11

Shorewood High School is holding a Goodwill Fill-the-Truck fundraiser for the Sophomore and Junior classes.

In order to help out your local students, start saving your household goods, toys, small furniture, and clothing you no longer need!

The event will run from 10 - 1 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Shorewood High School 17300 Fremont Ave N, Shoreline 98133.

Volunteers will unload your vehicle for you - you just have to get it there!


The Drowsy Chaperone at Shoreline Community College opens May 10

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. 

With the house lights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on.

Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

Get ready to fall in love with this Shoreline Community College Theater production of the masterful meta-musical.

Producer / Music Director: Charles Enlow
Director: Bryar Golden
Choreographer: Lee Ann Hittenberger
Conductor: Bruce Monroe

Performances: May 10, 11, 17, 18 - 7:30pm and May 12, 19 - 3pm

Tickets: $12 - $20
Tickets available at the door and online: Brown Paper Tickets

Free Parking, beverages and light refreshments available one hour prior to performance.

SCC Theatre, 1600 Bldg., 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline 98133. Tel. 206-546-4728.

Shoreline Community College is committed to nondiscrimination. To request disability accommodation contact Services for Students with Disabilities, at least ten days in advance at: 206-546-4545/V; 206-546-4520/TTY; 206-533-5109/FAX; or e-mail at


Mariners discount tickets for Shorecrest students, parents, faculty, staff

Seattle Mariners discount ticket offer for Shorecrest High School students, parents, faculty and staff for the Twins vs Mariners game on Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:10pm.

Questions: contact Veronica Cook


Track meet Apr 18 results

Shorewood, Meadowdale, and Mountlake Terrace held a dual meet track and field event at Shoreline Stadium on April 18, 2019.

Individual results for all events HERE


Call for Art Donations: Art from the Attic Sale 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Blow the cobwebs off your neglected paintings and breathe new life into your old art! 

Donations are now being accepted for the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council’s Art from the Attic sale. Turn your unwanted art into someone else’s treasure and support the Arts Council at the same time! 

Items accepted include: fine art (framed or unframed), sculpture, posters (framed or unframed), matted prints, frames, gently used art supplies, ceramics, glass art, handmade jewelry, artisan works and art books.

Items should be in good condition and can be dropped off at the Arts Council office between 10am-5pm, Monday - Thursday (building closed on federal holidays). The office is located at the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

Donation forms are available. All donations become the property of the Arts Council and unsold items will not be returned.

The Art from the Attic sale will be held during the 2019 Shoreline Arts Festival happening on June 29, 2019 from 10am - 6pm and June 30, from 10am - 5pm. For the very first time, the Shoreline Arts Festival will be held at the Shoreline Community College!

Proceeds from the sale will support Arts Council programming including arts education, summer concerts in the park, The Gallery at Town Center and the Shoreline Arts Festival.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Arts Council is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that promotes the arts in our communities. For more information contact us at 206-417-4645 or


Easter launch for The Practicing Church

Join us for our Easter Launch at One Cup Coffee!

The Practicing Church is being invited into a compelling story in the neighborhood as we join in a transformative story on Aurora. 

Five years ago, Bethany Community Church North decided to invest in the transformation of the neighborhood. When looking for a meeting place for their Sunday gathering, they chose to invest more in Monday through Saturday, choosing to renovate the old Sugars strip club [learn more] into what now is a thriving place of community. One Cup Coffee is a neighborhood spot for students, business folks, and a diversity of neighbors and is one of the few gathering places in Shoreline.

In partnership with Bethany Community Church, The Practicing Church is now gathering for worship at One Cup Coffee on Sunday mornings at 10:30am! And we would love to invite all of our neighbors. 

The Practicing Church [what was known as Vineyard Community Church] is a church that has been investing in the flourishing of neighborhoods in Shoreline for many years through neighborhood dinners, community meals, theology meetups at Ridgecrest Pub, neighborhood events, partnerships with the Shoreline Back To School Consortium, the Twin Ponds Food Bank Garden, Food4Kids Shoreline, the Shoreline Social Justice Book Club

Coffee and Breakfast at the THS Methadone Clinic, and birthing a local nonprofit 12 years ago, Turning Point, that invests in after school tutoring for elementary children facing challenges in Shoreline Schools.

This is why we are thrilled to be gathering in the neighborhood right in the heart of Shoreline! If you long to be a part of a community that is committed to following the way of Jesus for the good of the neighborhood, join us!

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Easter sunrise service followed by pancake breakfast and church service

Richmond Beach Congregational Church will hold an Easter Sunrise service at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park 2021 NW 190th St, Shoreline 98177 at 6am Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.

The youth group will host a pancake breakfast at the church from 6:30 - 9:30am Easter morning. Richmond Beach Congregational Church 1512 NW 195th St, Shoreline 98177.

Easter Sunday Worship Service - Sunday, April 21st 10:00am

Join us at Richmond Beach Congregational, UCC at 10:00am for Worship with beautiful music, a message of hope an new life, and the singing in community of the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Handel's "Messiah".

Richmond Beach Congregational, UCC
corner of 15th Ave NW and NW Richmond Beach Rd.

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