Shoreline’s National Day of Prayer Event Thursday at Veterans' Park

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Announcing…

Shoreline’s National Day of Prayer Event

Thursday May 2, 2019
Shoreline City Hall - Veterans' Park
17500 Midvale Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133
NOON-1:00PM

Parking: please park offsite.
Please bring folding chairs/ umbrellas
Free donuts and coffee time at end!

Please join us on the National Day of Prayer, May 2nd, 2019
at Shoreline City Hall at noon.  The theme this year is 
LOVE ONE ANOTHER!  Come and join us to express love
through prayer for our Nation, our local City and our 
Community.  You are important.  Thousands of events like
this are taking place all over America on this day.  We hope this united 
opportunity for public prayer will mobilize a Love One Another movement
all across our wonderful country.  



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Shorecrest tennis wins match with Meadowdale Monday

Shorecrest Varsity Girls' Tennis
WesCo 2A/3A
4/29/19 @ Shoreview Park

Shorecrest 4 - Meadowdale 3
SC overall record 9-2

Shorecrest players and scores listed first.

Shorecrest players won all the singles matches and lost all the doubles, to take the match 4-3.

Singles
  1. Kate Ivens (10) vs Sidney Wright (9) 6-0 6-0  W
  2. Anna Burke (12) vs Nomin Ulziisaikhan (12) 6-3 6-2  W
  3. Sophie Ivens (12) vs Jamie Christiansen (11) 6-0 6-1  W
  4. Bella Saunders (12) vs Kaitlyn Robinson (12) 6-4 6-2  W
Doubles
  1. Emma Leek (11) / Kim Tran (12) vs Isabel Reonal (12) / Kelsey Cummins (12) 1-6 5-7  L
  2. Cindy Luo (11) / Alyssa Oshiro (11) vs Hana Berisha (12) / Jeanelle De los Reyes (11) 6-4 0-6 2-6  L
  3. Trang Tran (10) / Ellie Wright (10) vs Sofia Tang (11) / Amy Ly (11) 7-6 (7-5) 2-6 7-10  L



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Hawaiian drama and dance at Shoreline Library May 11

Na Lei O Manu’akepa at the
Shoreline Library May 11


Saturday, May 11, 2:00 - 3:00pm

Enjoy a traditional hula academy focused on perpetuating the Hawaiian culture by sharing Hawaiian legends through narrated drama and dance.

Sponsored by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council.



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Ask the Bird Lady: Where are all the hummingbirds?

Hummingbird and fuchsia
Photo by Wayne Pridemore


Ask the Bird Lady: Where are all the hummingbirds? They used to be regularly at my feeder and I haven't seen any for a long time.

Bird Lady Christine Southwick responds:

Many females may be on nests right now -- I have just this week seen two newbies. The males are not engaging in mating displays, so they are not so obvious.

Plus, and this may be a big plus, more people put out hummingbird feeders in the spring and summer (they need the feeders more in the winter) so there are more food options, including flowers.

Anna's hummingbirds feed what is called "drip-line feeding" meaning that each hummingbird visits daily most-to-all of the local feeders in their territory, so they spend less time at each feeder.

The best way to ensure that hummingbirds are coming to your yard, plant shrubs and flowers that hummingbirds like, and have running water (fountain). And keep your feeders active in the cold months.




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Sound Transit tree and vegetation removal starting near NE 145th St and I-5 and moving south

Starting as early as Thursday, Sound Transit will begin to clear trees and vegetation near Interstate 5 in order to establish construction work areas where the light rail route will travel.

Work will begin near the intersection of NE 145th Street and I-5, near Jackson Park Golf Course.

The Lynnwood Link route emphasized reducing the private property acquisition and costs required for the project by prioritizing use of existing transportation right of way along I-5 where possible.

A centerpiece of the project’s design is replacing the existing trees with nearly four times as many trees when the project is complete.

Traffic impacts
  • There will be a southbound lane closure on 5th Ave NE with flaggers alternating traffic in both northbound and southbound directions.
  • The right shoulder will be closed on the I-5 northbound off-ramp to NE 145th St (see map). 
This may happen as soon as Thursday, May 2nd, and the traffic revision will remain for approximately two weeks.

Work hours are 10am to 2pm for the first day and will change to 9am to 3pm when construction progresses south away from the NE 145th St off-ramp.

The work zone is located between NE 130th St to NE 145th St (see map).
Work will start at NE 145th St and move towards NE 130th St.
Safety: Sound Transit asks that drivers focus on the road and keep traffic moving. Flaggers will be onsite to direct traffic.

Contacts:


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Photos: Sunday Kite Flying at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

Photo by Faizi Moradian


A beautiful, sunny, windy Sunday at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park was perfect for folks on photo safari to capture Tom Eichenberger and his 7-year-old son, Elliot, flying their kites.

Photo by Deborah Todd

The kite seemed to have a life of its own, cavorting in the wind and sun.



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Shoreline Elementary Student Selected for 2019 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame

Gabrielle Santiago inducted into School Safety
Patrol Hall of Fame


In recognition of her dedication to safety, community stewardship and leadership, local elementary student Gabrielle Santiago, from Echo Lake Elementary, was recently chosen to be inducted into the 2019 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame. She was one of 10 patrollers honored during a special awards ceremony held before a Seattle Mariners game on Friday, April 26, at T-Mobile Park.

Top ten patrollers and advisor of the year during their on-field recognition before Mariners game


As a long-standing tradition, AAA Washington and a panel of judges from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission select top patrollers from schools across Washington each year and honor their accomplishments through induction in the AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame.

Patrollers are evaluated and judged on their commitment to traffic safety, citizenship, leadership skills, and contributions to school safety patrol programs. Nominations require input from both the patroller and their advisor, including responses to a series of essay questions. This year, the panel reviewed and evaluated more than 35 nominations to determine the top 10 inductees.


2019 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame Inductees

Alex Anguiano – Washington Elementary – Wenatchee
Mason Betcher – Southgate Elementary – Kennewick
Audra Findley – Lincoln Elementary – Vancouver
Campbell Finlinson – Forest View Elementary – Everett
Zoe Galbreath – Ritzville Grade School – Ritzville
Aurora Jarvi – Concord International School – Seattle
Charles LaSalle – Moran Prairie Elementary – Spokane
Cecilia Phillips – Hazel Wolf K-8 – Seattle
Gabrielle Santiago – Echo Lake Elementary – Shoreline
Andrew Stach – Oak Harbor Intermediate School – Oak Harbor


From L to R: Chris Reykdal, State Superintendent of Public Instruction; Pam Pannkuk, Deputy Director - Washington Traffic Safety Commission; Gabrielle Santiago, Shoreline – 2019 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame; Harry Thomas, AAA Washington – Vice President/CEO of Marketing; Mark Owen, Echo Lake Elementary School Safety Patrol Advisor (one of Gabbi’s advisors)


In the speech honoring Gabbi, AAA's Kelly Just said,

“Gabbi made a major safety improvement at her school this year. While on patrol, she noticed how quickly some kids were moving through one courtyard. Their speeds were way too fast for the students with special needs to navigate. 
"So Gabbi created a new post. The student who mans this spot slows down the runners and more aggressive kids, giving those with special needs ample time to safely cross this area. 
"When a student thanked one of her patrol advisors for making advisor for making the change, Mark Owens was quick to point out that this was all Gabbi’s doing. She deserved the gratitude for noticing the problem and finding a remedy."

Lynn Greenwalt, school safety patrol advisor at Ritzville Grade School, was recognized as the eighth annual AAA School Safety Patrol Advisor of the Year.

AAA created the School Safety Patrol almost 100 years ago and partners with local agencies to bring the program to elementary schools across Washington. The AAA School Safety Patrol has been credited with being a major contributor to the substantial reduction in fatalities of school age children (ages 5-14).

AAA Washington has been serving members and the traveling public since 1904.The organization provides a variety of exclusive benefits, including roadside assistance, discounts, maps and personalized trip planning, to its 1,190,000 members. In addition, its full-service travel and insurance agencies provide products and services for members and the public. Additional information is available through the company’s stores in Washington and northern Idaho, at AAA.com, or by calling 1-800-562-2582.



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Free Comic Book Day at the Shoreline Library May 4

May the Fourth be with you!
Photo ops available


Shoreline Library will be hosting Free Comic Book Day again this year on May 4th!

Free Comic Book Day
May 4th, 10am-2pm
All ages welcome.

Come by and pick out some brand new free comic books to keep. Plus, meet and have your picture taken with Star Wars characters from Seattle's
Garrison Titan and heroes from Costumed Characters for Causes!

Comics are only available while supplies last.

Sponsored by Friends of Shoreline Library.

Everyone uses the library

 
Game On! Special Edition
May 4th, 11am-1pm
All ages welcome.

Enjoy a little healthy competition by playing Nintendo Switch, Wii U and Xbox 360 games in this special Free Comic Book Day edition of Game On!

Snacks, too!

Sponsored by Friends of Shoreline Library.



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Pop-Up Prom Dress Shop - May 1 - 31 - all dresses $19



Olivia Paine's Senior Project is to provide gently used prom dresses for sale at very low prices. Prom dresses are very expensive and are usually worn only once. Olivia thought it was a great idea to share.

The dresses will be sold during the month of May at Seattle Children's Shoreline Bargain Boutique 15835 Westminster Way N, 98133

She's still looking for more. "We are still accepting donations of gently used prom dresses because we will need more for restocking!"

All donations can be donated directly to the store.



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With 13 seniors, Shorewood baseball scores wins off Lynnwood and Cedarcrest

Faithful Shorewood fans

Photos by Lisa Hirohata

The Shorewood High School baseball team capped off a winning week with an 8-0 victory over Lynnwood High on Friday April 26th.

Senior David Snell has another great outing

Senior Cameron Highet gets a chance on the mound

Senior Kevin Hirohata mans first base

The Thunderbirds, who are 8 and 4 in WesCo South 3A and 12-6 overall, won all 4 games this past week, outscoring their opponents 31 to 7 and batting .356 as a team.

Senior Simon Shutts smacks the ball
 

Lynnwood 8-0

Lynnwood 6-2

Cedarcrest 10-4

Cedarcrest 7-1

Led by a powerful offense, solid pitching and a clean defense, Shorewood is positioned well for a run to the playoffs which start May 2nd.

Senior Kaden Graves pitches a gem

Shorewood’s 13 senior players will be honored prior to their last home game, at 4pm Monday, April 29th at Meridian Park ballfields.

Senior Andrew Counter tracks a fly ball
Senior shortstop Brandon Main throws for an out
Senior catcher Henry Carson gets ready for the pitch


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North Seattle author Loreen Lilyn Lee introduces her memoir of growing up in Hawai'i on Thursday at Third Place Books

Loreen Lilyn Lee will present her
memoir on Thursday at Third Place Books
Since May is Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month, the recently published memoir The Lava Never Sleeps: A Honolulu Memoir is timely, offering readers an opportunity to remember this diverse population. 

Loreen Lilyn Lee shares her memories of growing up in the islands in the 1950s and 1960s in a middle-class Chinese American family. Born in Honolulu, T.H. (Territory of Hawaii) before statehood, she recalls multiple landscapes that have shaped her life, providing an insider's look into Hawai'i's local cultures.

This is a journey over decades that explore place, family trauma, cultures, memory— layers of physical and emotional bodies— until Hawaiian geology and mythology sing her home.

Lee will introduce her memoir at her Seattle book launch and reading on Thursday, May 2, at Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park at 7pm. The store is located at Town Center, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way NE.

Willow Books Literature Awards selected The Lava Never Sleeps: A Honolulu Memoir for its 2018 Grand Prize Winner, Prose.

Lee has lived in Seattle for over 30 years, is a graduate of University of Washington, Bothell, and currently tutors English and writing at North Seattle College.


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Shoreline Place (Sears) development - disagreements between partners

ROIC owns Central Market and the Marshalls property
Merlone Geier owns the Sears store
If you would like to check the rest of the parcels
go to King County iMap


On Thursday, May 2, 2019, Merlone Geier, majority owner and developer of Shoreline Place - the former Sears site - will meet with Shoreline Planning director and manager and the Planning Commission to discuss the plans for development of the site.

Today, a consultant representing ROIC, which owns about a third of the site, as well as Central Market, distributed a memo expressing concerns about the Merlone Geier plans.

ROIC has reviewed the plans to redevelop a portion of Shoreline Place (owned by Merlone Geier Partners) and we are concerned that what is proposed isn’t the deal that the people of Shoreline deserve. Specifically:
  • The Sears building is likely to sit as it is for the foreseeable future
  • Plan calls for for 35% more apartments and far less retail than originally envisioned, effectively turning a mall into residential development
  • The promised public open space is only available if the City Council allows taller apartment buildings
  • Unclear whether there will be development “buffer zones” between apartment towers and neighbors across the street
  • Traffic could worsen as a result of multiple new driveways, plus cars may be forced to exit and re-enter the mall at various points rather than drive straight through the mall
  • Access to Central Market may be compromised, and their delivery trucks could have a hard time reaching the store to drop off fresh produce and goods
Fortunately, Shoreline’s Planning Commission can ensure these issues are addressed by amending the Development Agreement before them. The people of Shoreline have a chance to shape the development at Shoreline Place – ROIC is asking the Commission to get this right.

The Planning Commission meets this Thursday evening at 7p.m. at City Hall, and while ROIC will be there to outline these concerns, neighborhood voices will make a difference.

If you share any of these concerns, you can voice them at the meeting on Thursday. Alternatively, you can connect directly to the Planning Commission via the web by:
  • Filling out the comment form (click here)
  • Emailing the Planning Commission staff at Plancom@shorelinewa.gov
Thank you,
ROIC at Shoreline Place

Below are the details about the presentation at the Planning Committee as sent out by the City. Planning Commission meetings are videotaped - see options for viewing here

Planning Commission Meeting
Regular Meeting
Thursday, 5/02/2019 7:00pm

Council Chamber at Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline 98133

Agenda: 05022019 PC Meeting Agenda

Agenda Highlights
Proposed Development Agreement - Shoreline Place
Staff Report - Proposed Development Agreement - Shoreline Place

Draft Minutes from Thursday, April 4, 2019

Link to Full Meeting Packet

- Comment on Agenda Items
- About the Planning Commission

Contact us:
Carla Hoekzema, Planning Commission Clerk (206) 801-2514
choekzema@shorelinewa.gov



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Photo: Heidi rehearsed an aria...

Monday, April 29, 2019

Photo by Gloria Z Nagler

...from The Goose of Cairo for her upcoming audition... I think she nailed it.  

(Canada Goose on a Shoreline pond mid-March... 

And Mozart almost wrote the opera*).




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Authors at Third Place Books

This week at Third Place Books, in Town Center, intersection Bothell and Ballinger Way, Lake Forest Park.

Tuesday, April 30 at 7pm
Janelle Bruland

The Success Lie: 5 Simple Truths to Overcome Overwhelm and Achieve Peace of Mind

We all want to reach our full potential, but we often fail to recognize the gap between what is and what could be: life’s to-do’s and have to’s have sucked our energy, and our dreams have been set aside and forgotten. This book will help you close that gap and discover the truth that lies beyond achieving success.


Thursday, May 2 at 7pm
Loreen Lilyn Lee

The Lava Never Sleeps: A Honolulu Memoir

A Chinese American woman recalls multiple landscapes that have shaped her life, providing an insider's look into Hawai'i's local cultures. This is a journey over decades that explore place, family trauma, cultures, memory—layers of physical and emotional bodies—until Hawaiian geology and mythology sing her home.

Friday, May 3 at 6pm
David Pearce

Where Fools Fear to Tread

A dead man’s money is just waiting to be had. A band of fools and a nobody named Monk Buttman unwittingly find themselves caught in a web of revenge, with two unseen factions using them as bait. After a murder and a beating, Monk wants to know why. Join us for an evening with local author David Pearce!

Saturday, May 4 at 6pm
Seanan McGuire

Middlegame

Middlegame is the story of Roger and Dodger, twins who were made to each embody half of the Alchemic doctrine. Roger has a supernatural command of language, while Dodger is a master mathematician. As they struggle to master their godlike abilities, they must also fight for their freedom from those who'd use them so carelessly.



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The early bird gets the worm castings

If you had pre-registered, you got a shorter line

Photos by Steven H. Robinson

There was a rain squall later in the day but those who arrived early to the Earth Day event at Central Market were treated to beautiful blue skies.

Master Gardeners were ready to offer advice


On a first-come first-serve basis, those who stood in line early had their choice of eco-goodies, including a bag of worm castings to enrich their soil.

Diggin' Shoreline helps start community gardens in Shoreline


The City of Shoreline and Central Market celebrated Earth Day Every Day on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9am to 2pm at Central Market 15505 Westminster Way N, Shoreline 98133.

Brown Bear Car Wash recycles the water and
filters out the soap. It was environmentally friendly
before people even understood the concept


Other partners were Diggin' Shoreline and Puget Sound Starts Here.

We Scoop had products to help dog owners keep
waste out of Puget Sound


Booths had experts ready to talk about low-cost and low-impact landscaping, rain gardens, solar power and green home remodeling, veggie gardening, recycling, composting, wildlife habitat and more.

The Earth Day Every Day is an annual event.



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For the Birds: Migrants are arriving

Great Blue Herons on nests at Kenmore Park and Ride
Photo by Elaine Chuang


By Christine Southwick


Great Blue Herons are nesting at their heronry located at the Kenmore Park and Ride on Bothell Way and 73 Ave. This heronry has at least 37 active nests!

The heronry has at least 37 active nests
Photo by Elaine Chuang
The Ospreys have returned from Mexico or lower California, and the ones taking up housekeeping in Shoreline are located on at Hamlin Park near Shorecrest High School, and on the North City water tower.

I am certainly enjoying hearing these pairs calling.

Red-winged Blackbirds are back at Cromwell Park and at Echo Lake. 

Even though there are Red-winged Blackbirds in other locations in western Washington, the vegetation in our area dies back, so “our” Red-winged Blackbirds don’t show up until the cattails and reeds start leafing out.

The Wilson Warblers are arriving from lower California. I have heard at least two of them, one near my house.

Juvenile Hairy Woodpecker on
woodpecker type suet feeder
Photo by Christine Southwick
(through a window)

I haven’t seen any flycatchers here in Shoreline, but they are showing up in areas with tall leafy trees, especially near rivers and wetlands like in Duvall.

Merlins, using tall top-exposed trees found in Shoreline, will be building/ renewing their nests soon. These Merlins could be returning from South America, with the males returning first, and their partners joining them here later.

Some bird newbies are showing up at feeders:

I saw a juvenile Anna’s Hummingbird learning to use the feeder— it would take a drink, then lean back and flap its wings to keep its balance -- juvenile hummingbirds fledge (fly from their nests) before their bills have grown to full length.

I also had a juvenile male Hairy Woodpecker using the suet feeder designed for woodpeckers.
  
How did I know that it had recently fledged? Because there is still red on the top of his head (woodpeckers in the nest all have red coloring on the tops of their heads (believed to help the parents locate their young in the many-holed nesting tree). This coloring fades within a month of leaving their nest.

Bewick's Wren feeding nestlings
Photo by Greg Pluth
Bewick’s Wrens and chickadees (both black-capped and chestnut-backed) are feeding their first brood of nestlings right now.

Song Sparrows, Spotted Towhees, and Dark-eyed Juncos all nest on the ground from now through August (may have more than one brood), so please keep your dogs leashed, and watch for nests where you weed-whack.

Yellow Warblers, Orange-crowned Warblers and other warblers are wending their way northward, and if you haven’t seen them yet, keep your eyes skyward (actually treeward). 

They will come!



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Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association announces new scholarship program for high school seniors

The Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association (“RNA”) is pleased to announce two $500 scholarships, available to eligible students who are continuing education in the 2019-2020 school year. 

Applicants will be judged on the strength of a short essay based on a theme pertaining to the RNA mission to “…promote projects that benefit and enhance the quality of life in the Ridgecrest neighborhood.”

Applications are now available at Shoreline area high schools, and online.

Entries must be postmarked or submitted via email by Friday May 24, 2019. Award recipients will be notified beginning June 3rd.

Ridgecrest neighborhood
Eligible high school seniors who plan to pursue continuing education through a technical program, community college or a university are encouraged to apply. 

Applicants must reside in the Ridgecrest neighborhood, defined by our boundaries of: North to NE 175th Street and south to NE 145th Street; east to 15th Avenue NE and west to the I-5 freeway.

Scholarships may cover the cost of tuition and fees, books or supplies required for courses of instruction at the educational institution of your choice. Each scholarship will be paid by the RNA directly to the educational institution, for the use of the scholarship recipient once enrolled.

About Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association (“RNA”): The RNA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable and educational organization. Our mission is to inform and educate the public on matters relating to the community, and promote projects that benefit and enhance the quality of life in the Ridgecrest neighborhood.

RNA hosts monthly board meetings which are open to the public. They are held on the second Tuesdays of the month from 7-9pm. Meeting dates and locations are available online.


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Shoreline PT offers tips to keep the Weekend Warrior healthy, injury free

Shoreline physical therapist Bruk Ballenger
A “weekend warrior” is someone who, due to the hectic nature of a typical work week, opts to cram most of her or his exercise into weekend workouts, activities, games and/or competitions.

And while Shoreline physical therapist Bruk Ballenger says he’ll never fault anyone for getting exercise, he added that weekend warriors should be particularly cautious as the sporadic nature of their workout schedule puts them at a greater risk of getting injured.

“Days of downtime followed by sudden bursts of activity over a day or two isn’t ideal,” said Ballenger, owner of Prevail Physical Therapy in Shoreline. 
“By putting greater stress on the body over a shorter period of time, weekend warriors should be aware that they’re putting themselves at greater risk of acute injuries, such as strains, sprains or worse.”

That’s because inactivity throughout the week can lead to a general deconditioning of the body that may include muscle tightness and imbalances, along with reduced endurance and cardiovascular fitness. This can be even more pronounced when one is sitting at a desk job all week where muscles are in a relaxed and shortened position.

“Come the weekend, those shortened muscles are asked to open up and perform,” said Ballenger. “A more consistent workout schedule, including strengthening, stretching, and sport-specific training, can combat such deconditioning and create resilience.”

But if one truly does struggle to find time to achieve the U.S. recommended minimum 150 minutes of exercise each week without cramming them into just a couple of days, Ballenger offers to following tips for avoiding injury:

Space It Out – Rather than packing your weekly exercise minutes into two back-to-back days at the end of the week, consider spacing these days out. This can help you avoid some of the deconditioning effects mentioned above. Better yet, add in a few shorter sessions during the week to help develop resilience in your sport. This will prep your body for longer sessions or competition on the weekends.

Warm-Up, Cool-Down – When the weekend arrives and it comes time to hit the road or trails, take the field, or tee off, always warm up first. Take a good 10 to 15 minutes for some dynamic exercises (i.e., high kicks, lunges, jump squats, etc), and lighter cardio versions of the activity you plan to tackle to get the blood flowing. Warm-up is not a time for static stretching; save that for the cool down.

Temper Your Intensity – When you’re packing your workouts into just a couple days a week, don’t overdo it. As you’re not exercising as consistently, stay on the safe side by pulling back slightly on your intensity. Avoid getting caught up in keeping up with peers or competitors if you are not ready.

Strengthen Up! – Finding a way to incorporate some strength training specific to your sport(s) is essential for not only staving off injury, but also improving overall performance. Just a few minutes of the right exercises executed with proper form can make a huge difference. It is also important to have a consistent routine in order to accommodate any past or present injuries, strength deficits, or other physical limitations. Try incorporating at least two 15- to 30-minute strength sessions into your week, and make it fun!

“You can also incorporate a few minutes of strength into your warm-up routine before your weekend hammer-fests,” Ballenger added. “If you are unsure of which exercises are right for you, want to save time with a more focused routine, or address injury or limitations, visit Prevail Physical Therapy for an individualized strength program.”

Stay Active During the Week – Even if you don’t have time to hit the gym during the week, don’t use that as an excuse to be completely sedentary. Capitalize on brief moments during the week to move around, stretch, and maybe even do some exercising. Take the stairs, stretch during your breaks, squat 10 times before sitting in a chair, and/or walk during meetings or after work.

“It is important to move more if you have a desk job,” Ballenger said. “This does not mean simply switching from a sitting desk to a standing desk, but frequently changing positions to prevent stiffening and shortening muscles and increasing blood flow.”

Listen to Your Body – Always know your limits. And, if you feel aches and pains or suspect possible injury, stop exercising immediately and see a medical professional, such as a physical therapist. Don’t try to power through discomfort just so you can get through the weekend.

Stay Hydrated – Hydration is critical for tissue health, resilience and extensibility. A dehydrated body is more prone to injury and could also diminish exercise performance. Your hydration should be maintained daily by drinking frequently throughout the day, all week long. During exercise, hydration should be maintained with water. Depending on duration, temperature, intensity, and individual factors, electrolytes and/or carbohydrates may be beneficial.

About Prevail Physical Therapy, 19022 Aurora Ave N Suite B, Shoreline 98133

The physical therapy team at Prevail Physical Therapy in Shoreline have a deep and personal understanding of how important it is to be able to be active, and how difficult it is when something impedes that ability. The Prevail staff has chosen its professional path not just to make a living, but to make a difference in the lives of clients as well as contribute to the community and the physical therapy profession.



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New bus shelter art in Lake Forest Park

Photo by Heather McLaughlin

The shelter picture is by Tom Reese and is titled, "Tribal Canoe." 

Photo by Heather McLaughlin

The fish are actually pictures on the new trash can. 

Photo by Heather McLaughlin

This is the replacement bus shelter just installed at 25th and Ballinger Way in Lake Forest Park. Heather McLaughlin got photos while Metro crew was swapping out the old, green bus shelter for this new, blue one.

She went back to get photos of the "mystery fish" which turned out to be art on a large trash can, and the photo on the shelter itself.

Other bus shelters in LFP have historical photos on them.


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Y entertains a thousand kids for Healthy Kids' Day

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Y Healthy Kids Day
Photo by Pearl Noreen


The Dale Turner Y does it again under Maura Parkhurst's leadership. Over 1000 kids and families were entertained with wonderful activities: free helmets, face painting, healthy snacks and slides ...... Fun for all!

The Healthy Kids Day event was held at the Dale Turner Y at 192nd and Aurora on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

--Pearl Noreen




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Lost and Found: 92 year old Alzheimer's patient

Mr. Thomas Hodgson of Lake Forest Park
Mr. Thomas Hodgson, 92, Lake Forest Park, went missing around 1pm on Sunday. He was possibly driving a green Mercury Mariner.

Mr. Hodgson has Alzheimer's.

Lake Forest Park police were looking for him and issued a bulletin for the public to be on the lookout for him as well.

Happily, he was located about an hour later, alive and well.



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Just stay home: Mercer exit closed Monday morning

SDOT Traffic
Upcoming road closures for Monday a.m. commute:
1) ★ I-5 SB mainline off-ramp to Mercer St will be closed 10pm tonight until further notice.
2) Mercer St b/w Fairview Ave N & Terry Ave N will be closed to EB/WB traffic.
3) Boren Ave N closed north of Mercer St.

WSDOT Traffic
The southbound I-5 mainline off-ramp to Mercer Street will close at 10 p.m. Sunday and remain closed through at least the Monday morning commute. The Seattle Department of Transportation has announced that Mercer Street will remain closed through at least the morning commute as the investigation continues into the crane collapse.

People traveling into Seattle on I-5 should expect heavy traffic and long delays, particularly southbound throughout Seattle. The Mercer Street closure also will affect northbound traffic.

Expect congestion throughout Seattle and around the greater Seattle area as people seek alternative routes. To limit the backups, people also should
  • Avoid single-occupancy vehicle use
  • Use transit, particularly light rail
  • If possible, telecommute
We know some of you don’t have a choice to use alternatives. If that is the case, plan for much longer than normal travel time.




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Scene on the Sound: Sailing, sailing...

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Photo by Mary Igl

Strange weather today. Beautiful weather for sailing on Puget Sound in the morning - captured by Mary Igl.

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Then the sky was full of beautiful clouds as photographed by Lee Lageschulte in Richmond Beach.

After that there was a brief but pounding rainstorm, complete with hail. It pelted the people at the Shoreline Earth Fair and probably hit the Arbor Day celebration in Lake Forest Park.

The gardening group at Midvale had to take cover for a while before returning to work.

Then it was a lovely, sunny warm day.

After all these years, I don't know why the weather here still surprises me, but it does.

DKH



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