July birthday celebration at the Senior Center

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

July birthday party at the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, southernmost building on the Shoreline Center campus.

Birthday meal and entertainment.


Washington’s Newborn Screening Program now testing for additional life-threatening disorders

State Public Health Lab in Shoreline
After expanding laboratory space and purchasing improved equipment, the Department of Health’s Newborn Screening Program is testing babies for additional rare congenital disorders and plans to add more conditions in the near future.

“We save lives by testing all babies born in Washington for these rare congenital disorders, which can quickly lead to death or long-term disability if not rapidly identified,” said Washington State Secretary of Health John Wiesman. 
“Babies with these conditions often seem healthy at birth, which makes early detection and treatment critical.”

The department currently screens for 29 conditions using a dried blood spot collected from a baby’s heel on a special filter paper card. Each year the laboratory performs nearly 12 million tests on more than 164,000 specimens from about 85,000 newborns.

Each year, around 200 infants with one of the disorders are identified and can receive treatment early in life.

The State Board of Health determines which conditions are included in the screening, and additional conditions often require more equipment and laboratory space.

The recent remodel and expansion has helped the department meet its needs for adding testing for X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), an inherited disorder that affects the nervous system and adrenal glands. New equipment for X-ALD testing was funded in part by the Ethan Zakes Foundation.

Additionally, DOH will start second tier testing for cystic fibrosis this summer, which will increase the accuracy of test results and follow-up. In the near future, the department plans to add testing for mucopolysaccharidosis type I and Pompe disease, and is exploring adding testing for spinal muscular atrophy—all serious conditions that can be debilitating or deadly.

More information on newborn screening is available on the department’s website.


Open house for 160th and Greenwood intersection Monday

Open House for the Worst Intersection in Shoreline

There will be an open house on Monday, July 22, 2019 re the 160th and Greenwood / Innis Arden Intersection.

It will be held at the Shoreline Community College Main Dining Room from 6:00 to 8:00pm, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline 98133. Room 9208 Building 9000 (“PUB-Pagoda Union Building”).

This project will select a concept for the intersection of Greenwood Avenue N with N 160th Street and NW Innis Arden Way. We will be working with Shoreline Community College on this project. 

Come view and learn about the roundabout and signalized concepts the City and College are working on and share your thoughts on both concepts. There will be a brief presentation beginning at 6:30pm.

If you cannot attend, visit the website a few days after the event to see the materials from the presentation and leave a comment.


Agenda for July 22, 2019 Shoreline City Council meeting

Shoreline City Hall
Photo by Mike Remarcke
The Agenda for the July 22, 2019 Shoreline City Council Regular Meeting contains two Study Items.

8(a) Discussing and Selecting the Preferred Option for the 185th Street Multimodal Corridor Strategy

The purpose of this agenda item is to provide the City Council with an update on the 185th Street Multimodal Corridor Strategy (185th MCS). City staff will provide Council with a summary of the spring outreach series, and the Recommended Option for consideration as the Preferred Option. Once Council has selected a Preferred Option, staff will return to Council in fall 2019 with the finalized 185th MCS Report for Council discussion and adoption. Currently, there is no designated Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) funding for improvements to the corridor.

8(b) Discussion of City Programs Funded by the Vehicle License Fee and Washington State Initiative 976

If passed by the voters in the November general election, I-976 would significantly disrupt funding of roadway and sidewalk preservation projects and reduce funds for new transportation projects in the City as well as regionally. The Council will discuss the impacts to the City transportation projects if I-976 passes and determine if there is interest in taking a formal position on the Initiative. Additional information in I-976 can be found here

By Pam Cross


Hi Cap play date Sunday

This Sunday is the second of three summer play dates for families in the Shoreline Highly Capable program. 

Come meet and connect with other Hi Cap families! 

4-8pm on July 21, 2019 at Richmond Beach Lower Picnic Shelter

Join us for a potluck dinner on the beach! Bring your family, beach toys, and a dish to share (including serving utensils, if needed). 

If you are able, please consider bringing a small cash donation ($5-10) to help cover the cost of the shelter, beverages, and plates/cups/etc.

Save the date for the final summer play date:
  • 12-2pm on August 11th at Shoreview Park: Join us for lunch and playtime at the park! Bring your family and lunches, and look for us near the canopy.

We hope to see you there! Contact Gretchen Bjork Knudsen with questions.

**Please note: This is an informal gathering of interested Hi Cap families and is not a sponsored event by the Shoreline Hi Cap Parent Association**


Ronald Commons Community Block Party attracts 400 guests for a day of fun

A Rotarian checks in with the Easy Company Band

Photos by Steven H. Robinson

If you were close to Shoreline town center on Saturday and wondering where the amazing live music was coming from, it was the third annual Ronald Commons Community Block Party!

In addition to the upbeat, energetic tunes from the Easy Company Band, approximately 400 guests enjoyed hot dogs, fresh fruit, cotton candy, sno-cones and more.

The kids enjoyed the bouncy house

Kids and adults were treated to carnival games, activities, swag and information from local service providers. When they weren’t slurping Italian sodas or munching on popcorn, children kept lining up for the bounce house, face painting by staff from Echo Tattoo and an opportunity to climb aboard the big rig with the Shoreline Fire Department.

Lollipop-a-palooza - guess the number of lollipops
in the jar and the closest number wins a prize.
Prizes were awarded hourly.

Dozens of door prize winners left with gift cards to local restaurants and businesses, luxury hair products, toys and more. The League of Women Voters signed up several new voters. A resident of Ronald Commons passed out samples of food offered by her new Filipino catering business. Several of our elected officials stopped by to visit with neighbors and enjoy the fun.

Dale Turner Y had a booth, along with
two dozen other service agencies

Twenty-four community partners, including service agencies, community organizations, local businesses and churches, hosted booths at the event, providing information about their programs and/or fun activities for kids and adults.

Who better to do face painting than a tattoo artist?

Another twenty-two businesses, faith communities and organizations provided help with the event. This amazing outpouring of support and enthusiasm for the block party by the community made it possible to offer this event at no cost to participants.

Everything, yes everything, was free.

LFP Rotary was there, cooking hot dogs

Many thanks to all who helped make this event a success, including the hosts: Ronald United Methodist Church, Hopelink and Compass Housing Alliance. The event is a celebration of the unique partnership that continues to be a model for other faith communities and service providers across the country.

And with all that, some kids still
preferred the regular playground.

The partners offer their immense gratitude to Sheri Ashleman for stepping up to coordinate the event this year.

It was exciting to see people having fun together, building relationships and connecting with the community at large. Hope to see you there next year!


Shoreline council seeks volunteers to write the pro and con statements for the aquatics center

Architect's drawing for Community and Aquatics Center

Shoreline Council seeks volunteers for voters’ pamphlet pro and con committees for potential Shoreline Proposition 1: General Obligation Bonds Parks, Recreation and Open Space Improvements

At their June 24 meeting, the Shoreline City Council indicated they intend to move forward with placing a bond measure for parks, recreation, and open space improvements on the November 5, 2019, general election ballot. (see information here)

The measure could include money for a new community and aquatics center and possibly park improvements. Council is scheduled to make a final decision at their July 29 council meeting.

Accompanying the November ballots will be the King County Voters’ Pamphlet. The pamphlet will include an explanatory statement from the City that states the effect of a bond measure if approved. 

In response will be statements in support and opposition to the ballot measure. 

State law requires the City Council to appoint two committees to draft the pro and con statements. The committees can have no more than three members each; however, the committees may seek advice from any person or persons. The committees will also have an opportunity to write a rebuttal statement to the other side’s statement.

Individuals interested in applying for one of the committee positions can fill out an online application. Applications are due by August 2 at 10:00am. The City Council will review the applications and appoint the committee members at its August 5 business meeting.

To learn more about the requirements for the voter’s pamphlet and the duties of the pro and con committees, review the 2019 Jurisdiction Manual at King County Elections.

If you prefer to fill out a paper ballot, you can download them below or pick one up from the Clerk’s Office at City Hall.

2019 Proposition 1 PRO Committee Application


Suspected drunk driver creates chaos on I-5 Tuesday morning

All lanes were blocked on northbound I-5 Tuesday morning

22 year old Dreyer A. Cazorla La Rosa of Seattle was driving northbound on I-5 through Shoreline at 155th at 2:36am on Tuesday when he struck a vehicle in lane two.

The vehicle was driven by Kenneth B. Johnson of Kirkland. Cazorla continued driving, while Johnson got out of his car.

Johnson and his vehicle were then struck by a vehicle driven by Anthony Beauchamp of Auburn.

Cazorla abandoned his vehicle by the bus barn near 175th and fled on foot, leaving it sitting in lane three.

A deputy from the King County Sheriff's office reached the scene and located Cazorla, who punched him in the face.

Jaswinder S. Brar of Surrey, B.C., driving a 2015 Volvo Tractor with a 2008 Utility Trailer then hit the first two disabled vehicles.

Johnson was transported to Harborview with minor injuries.

The three cars were totalled and impounded to WSP bullpen. The truck was damaged and towed.

A passenger in Cazorla's vehicle and the drivers, aside from Johnson, were not injured.

Cazorla was charged with DUI felony hit and run, and vehicular assault, and arrested.

The freeway was completely blocked northbound. Traffic was routed off the freeway at the bus barn exit and routed around the collision area. There was still a two mile backup.

Southbound traffic slowed as well and backed up as far as ten miles.

All lanes of northbound I-5 at NE 155th St in Shoreline reopened at 7:30am.


Notes from Shoreline City Council meeting July 15, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Shoreline City Hall
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Shoreline City Council Meeting
July 15, 2019
Notes by Pam Cross

Mayor Hall called the meeting to order at 7:00pm
All councilmembers were present.

Report of the City Manager Debbie Tarry

Lunchtime Concerts are available each Tuesday at 12:00pm through August 13th. Go to shorelinewa.gov for the summer schedule.

July 16th and every Tuesday in July from 5:30 to 8:00pm there is free Karaoke in the Park at Cromwell Park.

July 17th Swingin’ Summer Eve from 5:30 to 8:30pm at Cromwell Park. Bring a blanket to sit on while you enjoy music, games, and dancing. Be sure to visit the used book sale benefitting Shoreline neighborhoods.

July 20th is another opportunity to join neighbors and other community volunteers for a Park Work Party.

July 22nd 160th and Greenwood/Innis Arden Intersection Open House at Shoreline Community College dining room from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Learn about the roundabout and signalized concepts the City and SCC are working on.

Public Reminders

The Planning Commission will meet on Thursday July 18th in the Council Chamber.

Council Reports

Councilmember Roberts and Deputy Mayor McConnell attended the National League of Cities Leadership Conference. The Race Equity meeting went into detail of what cities nationally can do to understand the historical influence of Race. One of the topics was how the federal housing policy led to some of the segregation we still see today. Roberts also attended the Energy, Environment, Natural Resource committee where they passed on several resolutions to the full National League of Cities Annual Conference. Most were just updates to previously passed resolutions.

Roberts participated by phone in the Puget Sound Regional Council Executive Board Meeting where they formally authorized $2M for the 145th St Bridge.

Mayor Hall and Councilmember McGlashan went to the Association of Washington Cities Meeting.This was the Mayor’s last meeting as a board member there.

Deputy Mayor McConnell stated she is still on the Board of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials (APAMO) for the National League of Cities. She nominated Bellevue Councilmember Janice Zahn, who accepted the nomination for a position.

Councilmember McGlashan talked about Lime Scooters. The Conference was held in Spokane where there are many Lime Scooters and they are very well used. There is a helmet law but they do not enforce it. It will be an interesting conversation when we talk about bringing scooters shares to Shoreline.

Public Comment

Deirdre Miller, Temporary Regional Manager for the Shoreline/Richmond Beach library, said this is the 15th year for the Shoreline/LFP Reads Program. This year’s book is Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison. This is a way to engage the community by having everyone reading and discussing the same book. There will be an appearance by the author on July 29th 7:00pm at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park.

She also told about the free summer meals at the library. They are getting more than 50 children every day (Monday - Friday).

Mike Dee, Lake Forest Park, appreciates that Council is considering using the Portland Loo at Echo Lake Park.

He thinks the location for the CAC is good because he’s heard it’s good to locate a pool near an ice rink. He mentioned that since LFP is part of the Shoreline SD, that the contribution of funds by the SD represents a contribution by LFP.

The agenda was approved unanimously.

The Consent Calendar was adopted, without discussion, unanimously.

There are no Action or Discussion items at this public meeting.

Council retired from Council Chamber for an Executive Session re Litigation –(i) To discuss with legal counsel representing the agency matters relating to agency enforcement actions, or to discuss with legal counsel representing the agency litigation or potential litigation to which the agency, the governing body, or a member acting in an official capacity is, or is likely to become, a party, when public knowledge regarding the discussion is likely to result in an adverse legal or financial consequence to the agency.

The Executive Session was expected to last 40 minutes

Meeting adjourned at 8:14pm.


Sunday is Crafts Day at the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market

Get ready for a big day of shopping when a whole host of fabulous artists and crafters come to the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market this coming Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 10am to 3pm.

Crafts Day at the LFP Farmers Market is your one-day-only chance to shop a wide array of jewelry, clothes, handmade cards, decorative items, and other original handicrafts by local creatives from across the region. Some of the specialty items this year include pet clothing, fanciful dragons and wings, bird houses, mosaic stepping stones, and more.

Treat yourself to something special, dress up your home or garden with some original artwork, or find the perfect gift for someone you love. There’s something for everyone at Crafts Day!

Naturally you can also count on the market for all your fresh and local food favorites. Fuel your healthy summer snacking with fruit from Collins Family Orchard, Martin Family Orchard, and RP Guerrero Orchard.

Stop by Hayton, Sidhu, and Sky Harvest tents to get your fill of delicious berries. And get your favorite row crops from folks like Alvarez, Caruso, Cha New Life, Garden Treasures, and Gypsy Rows.

Need something special for your main dish? Get beef and lamb from Mollie Bear Farm, pick up chicken and eggs (plus veggies) from Well Fed Farm, and don’t forget to stop by Wilson Fish for the catch of the day. Then put the finishing touch on your table with fresh flowers or a special bottle of wine from the market.

If all that shopping makes you hungry, grab a snack or a meal from Vespucci Pizza, Patty Pan, Drummin’ Up Wontons, Classic Kettle Corn, Seattle Pops, or Jon Boy Caramels. Yum!

It will be a day of artistic discoveries and all your regular market favorites, so don’t miss it! The LFP Farmers Market, which is presented by Third Place Commons, takes place this Sunday (and every Sunday) from 10am to 3pm at the corner of Bothell Way NE and Ballinger Way NE. 


Children's events at the Shoreline Library in July start with puppet show

Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th, Shoreline 98155 has scheduled three special events for children and families this month of July 2019.

Stars Big Dream Puppet Show

Wednesday, July 17, 10:15am
Presented by Penny’s Puppet Productions. 
Family program, all ages welcome with adult. 

Star’s biggest dream is to become an astronaut and explore space. One day she discovers a special book in the library and her galactic wish comes true. 

Space is limited. First come, first seated. 

The Wonders of Space Show

Thursday, July 25, 2pm
Presented by Daffy Dave. 
Family program, all ages welcome with adult. 

Explore the mysteries of space including black holes, planets and gravity through slapstick comedy, a touch of magic, music and juggling. 

Space is limited. First come, first seated.

The Blast-Off Show

Tuesday, July 30, 10:30am
Presented by Mikey Mike the Rad Scientist. 
Family program, all ages welcome with adult. 

Travel to the edge of the universe to discover a special element with the power to bend space and time and possibly cause trouble on Earth! 

Space is limited. First come, first seated. 


Painted pianos return to Shoreline

Marijke Keyser carving her piano
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Artists have been hard at work, creating art pieces out of functional pianos - and one organ - for display and use around Shoreline this summer.

Nancy Bishop-HarveyLaura Brodax, OK.J. BatemanMarijke Keyser have been sharing a work space and dealing with issues like paint that doesn't cover varnish!

Nancy Bishop-Harvey enjoys the shared space. "It’s enjoyable and interesting to share the work space with other artists. We all have something to share with each other in the creative process."

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

K.J. Bateman prepping her piano for a Pollinator Themed design of bees and butterflies.

But all will be ready for placement - scheduled to happen this week.

Thanks to artists for their amazing work and resilience in changing times for art-making, to all those who offered to donate beloved but no longer needed pianos, to local businesses who serve as hosts the pianos.

Here's where the pianos will be - visit them all - pose with them and send us photos!

Central Market
Arcane Comics
Sky Nursery
Monka Brewing
North City Water District
Richmond Beach Library
Shoreline Library
Shoreview Dog Park
Spartan Community Center 
City Hall
Modern Glaze

Pianos will be in place until September 20, 2019.


Zucchini 500 Race returns to Lake City Farmers Market

Zucchini 500 racer

Zucchini 500 Race Returns to
Lake City Farmers Market
Thursday, July 18th- Lake City Farmers Market, 4-6pm

The Lake City Farmers Market hosts
the popular family-friendly Zucchini 500 races

The Zucchini 500 race is one of the only events in Seattle where playing with your food is a requirement; the event features zucchini roadsters handcrafted by young racers complete with wheels and fabulous decorations.

Kids of all ages are invited to join the fun and create their very own vegetable vehicle to send down the racing ramp. The farmers market and farmers supply all materials for these speedy creations. Zucchini cars are for the kids to keep (or eat) after the event.

Lake City Farmers Market, Thursdays, 3pm-7pm, June 9-Sept. 29, NE 125th and 28th NE (Lake City Library)


Sky workshop: Gardening for fall and winter - Saturday

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 11am to 12:30 pm at Sky Nursery

Gardening for Fall and Winter Harvest

By all means cherish your tomatoes, but it’s time to think about those cool-season vegetables that add fresh flavor to your fall and winter diet. 

If you plant now through September and learn a few tricks for protecting your garden from freezes, you can be harvesting tender salads, crunchy radishes, frost-sweetened kale and broccoli, and more, through winter and even into early spring. 

Sky Nursery 18528 Aurora Ave N. Shoreline 98133 206-546-4851 



Pub Night Talk at McMenamins: “Buried and Submerged Forests of the Pacific Northwest”

Patrick Pringle will lecture at McMenamins
Patrick Pringle, professor emeritus of Earth Sciences, Centralia College will lecture on “Buried and Submerged Forests of the Pacific Northwest”

Pringle conducts a snapshot tour of locations in the Northwest where forests have been submerged or buried by past earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides. 

Analysis of the tree “time capsules” provides information about regional geology and climate history.

Pub Night Talks at McMenamins is a free monthly lecture series, is cosponsored by the University of Washington Bothell and McMenamins, featuring university and community experts. Topics have ranged from butterflies to black holes.

7-8:30pm Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Doors open at 6pm.
Haynes’ Hall, McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell.

Free and open to the public. All ages welcome. Seating: first come, first served. Talk followed by Q/A.


Interesting volunteer jobs available at the Senior Center

Monday, July 15, 2019

Pick your passion at Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Center.

What inspires you?

Sharing your time and talents as a senior center volunteer is a rewarding way to indulge your interests as you inspire others.

Help us meet the needs of Shoreline's aging population by providing recreational, educational, and social activities!

Call 206-365-1536 and ask for Gina or Theresa.


Road overlay projects in Lake Forest Park

Vegetation control is ongoing throughout the city
but particularly important for streets schedule for overlay
Photo courtesy City of Lake Forest Park

Each year the City of Lake Forest Park participates in the King County North Overlay Project. This year the LFP overlay will start Tuesday, July 16, 2019.

The City of Lake Forest Park will be overlaying:
  • Forest Park Dr NE 196th St Ballinger Way NE
  • 26th Ave NE Forest Park Dr NE NE 185th St
  • NE 188th St/25th Ave NE 26th Ave NE South EOR

The overlay will take place in four main phases:
  • Phase One is vegetation management/shoulder restoration. The streets will have vegetation trimmed back so the trucks and equipment can make it through the areas safely as well as any shoulder restoration to make a smooth transition for the asphalt to be laid.
  • Phase Two is grinding. The grinders will grind small areas to assure the mat for the old and new areas are smooth. This is known as the “marriage lines”. There will only be momentary delays for traffic entering these areas. Grinding will may take less than 2 day to complete.
  • Phase Three is the paving. The pavers will place approximately 2 inches of new hot mix asphalt on the existing street surface, joining the side street’s asphalt at the marriage lines. There may be delays of 30 minutes to allow the new asphalt to cool before vehicles drive on it. Paving will take 3 to 5 days to complete depending on weather and other construction factors.
  • Phase Four is the replacement of street surface markings. The traffic markings are painted down in dry weather. There should be only momentary delays as the paint trucks make their way down the street. Markings should take no more than 2 days to complete.
Photo courtesy City of Lake Forest Park

Dated 'No Parking' barricades will be placed by the contractor for both the grinding and the paving. Please be aware of the temporary parking restrictions. Cars parked along in the restricted times will result in project delays and will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in helping city staff maintain our city streets.

For more information call Lake Forest Park’s Public Works Department 206-368-5440 Ext. 125.


Learn To Draw - class registration open

Learn To Draw workshop on Monday, July 29, 2019 from 2-3:30pm at the Lake Forest Park Library

Presented by Silver Kite Community Arts, LLC.

During this hands-on workshop, explore basic drawing techniques by engaging in contour drawing and collaborative drawing exercises, exploring how light and shadow interact with objects and drawing a still life.

Space is limited.

Online registration required beginning July 15 at 10am.


Free Concert by Creme Tangerine Wednesday at Cromwell Park

Free Concert by Creme Tangerine Wednesday at Cromwell Park

Presented by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council and Aegis Living of Shoreline
July 17th, 7:00pm (rain or shine)
Cromwell Park

This concert is a part of the City of Shoreline’s Swingin’ Summer Eve! Come on out for community activities along with a performance from Creme Tangerine, a Beatles Tribute band! Activities start at 5:30pm, including Games, inflatables, face painting, food trucks, used book and movie sale, & more!

Gather your family and friends, and come enjoy a free performance by Creme Tangerine, at Cromwell Park on Wednesday, July 17th, 7:00pm. Low/lawn chairs are highly encouraged!

Creme Tangerine is a dynamic five-piece band from Seattle that performs the music of The Beatles for thousands each year. 

For over a decade Creme Tangerine has been thrilling audiences in the Pacific Northwest with its unique approach to performing the music of the Beatles and favorite classic rock/pop hits. 
Hailing from Seattle, and including five professional musicians, Creme Tangerine performs for thousands each year and creates a dynamic live music experience filled with energy, fun, humor, and spontaneity known only from the Beatles and this favorite era of popular music. 

Plus, try some refreshing infused waters at Aegis Living of Shoreline’s free “Hydration Station.”

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council’s Concerts in the Park are always free and held at various community parks throughout Shoreline and Lake Forest Park on Wednesdays in July and August at 6:30pm (unless otherwise noted), rain or shine. 

Concerts in the Park are supported by the City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park, 4Culture, Aegis Living of Shoreline, and by Arts Council donors and members.

For more information and details, visit the Arts Council’s website or call 206-417-4645.


Photo: Leave no petal unturned, advises photog :)

Photo by Gloria Z Nagler

Leave no petal unturned, advises photog :)

And just look what was under this one!


SnoKing Healthy Start Program

Healthy Start is for families with children
under the age of 3
Healthy Start is an intensive free parent education program for young families who have children under the age of 3 years.

The SnoKing Healthy Start program was established in 1997 and serves both King and Snohomish counties including Shoreline. It is administered by Northshore Youth and Family Services.

This program has served several hundred families during its twenty-two years of operation.

The Healthy Start Family Support Specialist provides monthly visits, group activities, health and support screenings, educational activities and connections to community resources.

Our Shoreline Healthy Start Board, in collaboration with the Richmond Beach Congregational Church, supports the young parents by supplying diapers, books, toys and gift cards.

Our Healthy Start program is also supported by Shoreline Rotary and the Dale Turner Y.

Research on the Healthy Start home visiting model has shown it reduces the incidence of child abuse and neglect, promotes optimal child development and prepares children to be ready to learn in school.

Healthy Starts’ goal is to give each baby or child served a healthy, happy home and the best possible start.

For additional information call Ari Fraire at 425-343-7797. If you are interested in contributing to Healthy Start call Board Chair Pearl Noreen at 206-227-3843.


LFP Police Captain Paul Armbrust retires

Capt. Paul Armbrust and wife
at retirement celebration

The Police Department and the City of Lake Forest Park celebrated the retirement of Captain Armbrust on July 9, 2019.

Volunteering at the Shop with a Cop event

At the Special Olympics
bowling event

He served the citizens of Lake Forest Park for over 20 years. 

He worked tirelessly to protect the citizens of LFP.

He worked as a Patrol Officer, Sergeant, and Captain.

He was a department representative to the Special Olympics, going bowling with the kids and golfing with the dads.

He volunteered with the Shop with a Cop event and was a regular at National Night Out block parties.

Photos courtesy LFP Police department.


Stewardship opportunity North Twin Ponds

Restoration at Twin Ponds North -
Saturday, July 20, from 10-noon

On Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 10am - noon, the Washington Native Plant Urban Forest Stewards will be hosting a community work party, at Twin Ponds North.

Everyone is Welcome!

We meet on the far NW side of the park, along 155th street, west of the parking lot.

Please bring gloves, hand pruners, and water. We will also have gloves, tools, water, and cookies onsite.

Contact us with any questions.

~If you know of anyone else who would love to join us, please feel free to share the invitation. We hope you are able to join us. ~


Writing group for teens at LFP Library Tuesday

The Write Stuff: A Writing Group for Teens and Tweens on Tuesday, July 16, 4-5pm, for ages 12-18.

Unleash your creative spirit! Write with other teens in a relaxed, supportive environment.

Lake Forest Park Library, lower level of Town Center by the escalator, intersection Bothell and Ballinger Way NE.


Authors in town this week to talk about Keto cooking, dancing with the Hopi, and crashing the A-List

Authors coming to town this week will read from their books and sign the copies you have purchased. Call the bookstore to reserve your copy 206-366-3333.

Third Place Books in Town Center at the intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way NE.

Tuesday, July 16 at 7pm
Kyndra Holley

Dairy-Free Keto Cooking

Kyndra Holley is back again with another crave-worthy cookbook, but this time she is showing you that transitioning to dairy-free keto is anything but boring. 

Dairy-Free Keto Cooking is packed with Kyndra's signature mouthwatering and flavorful recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied and feeling your best.

Friday, July 19 at 6pm
Louis A. Heib

The Doctor Danced with Us: Jerimiah Sullivan and the Hopi, 1881-1888 and Other Essays

In 1880, a young Indiana doctor arrived in Arizona to be the physician at the Moqui [Hopi] Pueblo Indian Agency. 

From early in 1881 until the summer of 1888, he lived on the Hopi First Mesa, participating in the social and ceremonial life of the community, and recording songs and narratives. 

Based on over thirty years of archival and field research, here for the first time is the story of "Jere Sullivan, M.D." and biographies of his contemporaries. Louis A. Hieb has written and edited over twenty articles and books on the Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, and Hispanic peoples of the Southwest.

Saturday, July 20 at 6pm
Summer Heacock

Crashing the A List

After months of unemployment, former editor Clara Montgomery is just desperate enough to take on a temporary gig clearing out abandoned storage units.

Then she comes across a unit that was once owned by an escort service, and finds the brothel "résumé" of a younger Caspian Tiddleswich, an astonishingly famous actor. 

Her awkward attempts to reassure Caspian that his secret is safe go awry. Now Caspian is convinced that she’s a blackmailer, the tabloids have her pegged as Caspian's girlfriend ... and Clara begins to find the A-lister's charms more irresistible than she expected.


Dance with Skandia at the Cedar Valley Grange

Dance class at The Grange
On Friday, July 19, dance with Skandia at the Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W in Lynnwood 98036.

Class at 7:30pm, then dance from 8:30 - 11pm.

$15. Skandia members $10. Kids are free.

From 7:30 to 8:30pm, Larry Reinert and Elaine Mathies will review the beginner-friendly polka and introduce the versatile trava step. Trava is a fun variation that gives the dancers a comfortable way to vary the speed of the turn. Join us before the dance party at the Cedar Valley Grange.

At 8:30pm, we will have a mix of an “All Comers Band” and recorded music. Musicians: show up at 7:30pm to warm up and pick some tunes, and watch the email list for a reminder.

Dancers: Stay after the dance class and see what happens at 8:30pm — surely there will be a surprising and fun set of tunes!

For more information, check the website or call 425-954-5262.


Save a life: free Stop the Bleed class Monday July 22

The ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding in someone who is injured and effectively assist that person can save a life. 

The help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before medical professionals arrive.

Stop the Bleed is intended to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency,

During Stop the Bleed training, you will learn how to:
  • Determine if an area is safe for you to proceed toward a victim to provide assistance
  • Identify any nearby tools to assist you such as a publicly placed bleeding control kit or everyday items that can be used to control bleeding.
  • Use your hands to apply direct pressure at the site of the wound to stop bleeding
  • Pack a deep wound with cloth or gauze to control bleeding
  • Correctly apply a tourniquet to an injured limb to stop bleeding
  • Keep the victim calm until help arrives

The class is free and open to all. Please sign up here for planning purposes.

The class will be held at the Shoreline Covenant church, 1330 N 185th, 98133 on Monday, July 22, 2019 from 7-8:30pm.

Questions? Contact contact Kate Coffee at 206-291-4696.


William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play

Free outdoor theater will return to the City of Shoreline this August with the King'sPlayers Theater Group's production of "William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play."

The productions will be held in the outdoor amphitheatre behind City Hall at 17500 Midvale Ave N.

The King'sPlayers produced plays in Shoreline around five years ago. Their last big production was "The Music Man" at Shorecrest High School. They did a couple of smaller productions at Shorecrest in the "Black Box" theatre.

When the Aurora Theatre group disbanded in July of 2018 (see Local Theatre Spaces at Risk) it appeared that the outdoor productions were at an end.

The King'sPlayers didn't disband but they did lack the funds to stage a production.

However the City of Shoreline has been working with the King'sPlayers to mount a summer production.

This year we've been able to work closely with the city and will be putting on the show: "William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (abridged)" - it's an hilarious play about what happens when three performers attempt to put on a play that is thousands of pages long and, kind of, contains all the major characters from Shakespeare's future plays.

The dates for the shows are Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays, August 8, 9, 10; August 15, 16, 17 and August 22, 23, 24 - all at 7pm.


Book sale Wednesday at Cromwell Park

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Buy a bag of books on Wednesday at the Council of Neighborhoods used book sale. 5:30 - 8:30pm.

Books, CD, DVDs, electronic games. Proceeds support participating Shoreline neighborhood associations.


Candidate statements: Shoreline School Board

There are three school board positions (District Directors) in the 2019 election: Districts 1, 4, and 5. Position 1 has two candidates: incumbent Michael Jacobs and challenger Meghan Jernigan. They will face off in the November general election.

Position 4 incumbent Dick Nicholson has withdrawn from the race, leaving challenger Rebeca Rivera as the sole candidate / winner.

Position 5, the open seat vacated by the retirement of Dick Potter, has three candidates: Joe Cunningham, Sara Betnel, and Mike Dee McMullin. This race is in the primary election. The top two candidates will advance to the general election.

The School Board primary candidates were asked to respond to the following questions:

Why do you want to be on the school board? Once you are on the board, how would you gather information from parents and the greater community in order to inform your decisions?


My life is devoted to advocating for early-childhood learning and equal access to education. Raised by two public school teachers on Native American reservations in Central America allowed me to understand that education is unequable.

I have lived in Shoreline for 20 years, with two children who attended public school. I served as a parent advocate helping families understand developmental needs and how to change policy. Raising a son with autism, I worked with the Shoreline School’s to achieve success. I want families to receive the same positive outcomes.

Throughout my career, I cut through bureaucracies at local, state, regional level; working directly for elected officials, Children's Campaign Fund, and Arc of King County.

I will increase parent involvement. Active steps will include conference calls, listening sessions, cooperation with agencies, and online/social media outreach.

We have to redefine involvement to accommodate families' time. I’ll start by listening to you.

Website: www.electjoecunningham.com/
Email: joe@electjoecunningham.com


I love this community and care deeply about creating a place where all our children thrive. We have a great school district for many, but not for all.

As a parent actively involved in our children’s classrooms and schools, I have seen how difficult it is for families to be informed about, and included in, decisions being made - leaving many students under-served.

Through conversations with students, parents, and educators across the District, I’ve learned how inequities exist between and within our schools - further impacting some of our most vulnerable students.

I want to join the School Board to create a more transparent, inclusive, and equitable District for all.

As a voice for our community, I will:
  • be available for personal conversations.
  • actively invite input from all.
  • attend student, PTA/school, and community meetings.
  • hold listening sessions to hear family/community concerns.

I would love to hear from you!

Website: www.sara4shorelineschools.com
Email: sara@sara4shorelineschools.com


Website: MikeDSchoolBoard5.weebly.com/

No statement submitted


Photos: Late night sunsets

Photo by Mary Igl

Photo by Lee Lageschulte at 9:45pm

Photo by Lee Lageschulte around 9:45pm

One of the things I have noticed about sunset photos is how the sky changes during the course of the sunset. Usually it is enough of a change that you would have no clue they were taken on the same day.

When the sky in central Shoreline is a uniform rosy pink, I know that I'm going to get some spectacular sunset photos from contributors in Innis Arden. But I had no warning this time. The only thing unusual about my sky was a big fluffy single white cloud in a blue sky above the overcast sky. 

These photos are interesting for several reasons. The colors are slightly different. Part of it is the sky getting darker. Perhaps the camera makes a difference. In the second photo, the sky looks marbleized. All that is gone by the third photo and it just looks to be an ominous dark blue.

If I didn't know these were sunset photos, what would I think they were? Abstract oils, certainly. Perhaps a lava lake. A Hubble telescope photo from space. 


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