Sculptors Workshop pottery sale Friday and Saturday in Edmonds

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Pottery sale Friday - Saturday at
Frances Anderson center in Edmonds


The Sculptors Workshop pottery sale you know and love is back!

Come see us on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 12:00 - 7:00pm and Saturday, November 23rd 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Enjoy light refreshments as you browse new pottery made locally by our member-artists! 

The Sculptors Workshop has been a fixture on the beautiful Edmonds waterfront for more than 50 years. We look forward to meeting you and hope to help you find a great, new piece of art.

Sculpture, platters, bowls, mugs, vases, and many more items will be available. 

For more information — and sneak peeks of the artwork that will be available— visit the Sculptors Workshop’s Facebook page

Come see us, Friday, November 22nd (12-7pm) and Saturday, November 23rd (10am-2pm) at the Frances Anderson Center (Rm 210) at 700 Dayton St., Edmonds.



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Emergency boiler repair means cooler than normal pool temperatures over the weekend

Expect cooler than normal temps at the Shoreline Pool on Friday, November 22, 2019.

The boiler at the Shoreline Pool has sprung a small leak which is scheduled for repair early Friday morning.

This means the air temperature, pool water, and showers will be quite a bit cooler than usual through the weekend. 

As a result, the Arthritis Class and early morning Shallow Water Aerobics classes are cancelled on Friday; otherwise, the Pool will remain open as usual during this time. 

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

--City of Shoreline



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2019 November election results and the impacts to Shoreline: Shoreline Proposition 1 and I-976

From the City of Shoreline

Over the next several months, the City will discuss how the results of the November election will affect our community.

Passage of Initiative 976 (I-976) will place a significant strain on our transportation programs and the wider City budget as we search for ways to absorb the annual loss of more than $1.6 million from the City’s street and sidewalk maintenance and preservation programs. 

Failure of Shoreline Proposition 1 will require the Council and the community to have tough discussions about aquatics programming offered by the City and future investments in parks and City recreation facilities.

Shoreline Proposition 1

With an approval vote of 54%, Shoreline Proposition 1 failed. Because Prop. 1 was a bond measure, it required a 60% approval rate to pass. Over the past several years, hundreds of Shoreline residents have contributed to the discussion on developing the proposed Shoreline Aquatics, Recreation, and Community Center and on making improvements to our parks.

Whether you voted to approve or reject the proposition, we want to thank Shoreline residents for taking the time to learn about the issue, provide their input, and vote. As we work to identify a new path forward that will meet the needs of our growing community, we hope that those who supported and opposed the Proposition stay engaged and continue to contribute to the discussion.

Using the extensive input from the public and taking all the different community needs and interests into account, the Council felt it put the best option forward. Council will now begin to evaluate the results of the election and determine what next steps, if any, they should take regarding future investments in park improvements and the City’s recreation facilities.

Council will need to make some tough decisions regarding the Shoreline Pool. The repairs we made to the Pool in 2015 were meant to be temporary and not last much more than five to seven years.

Even with the $750,000 investment in 2015, the City has been experiencing increasing maintenance costs at the pool as it is over 50 years old and the pool systems and building structure are nearing the end of their useful lives. 

In 2019 alone, the City has seen pool repair costs exceed $125,000. Council will need to evaluate whether it makes economic sense to put further investment into the existing pool, refine options for a new facility, or decide not to provide aquatic programs in the long-term.

Until the School District decides to use the Spartan Recreation Center for other purposes, it will continue to operate as it does today. As the need for repairs arise, Council will have to determine how much to invest in an aging facility we do not own.

State, regional, and local transportation funding face cuts under I-976

Passage of I-976 eliminates Shoreline’s ability to charge a vehicle license fee (VLF) for transportation purposes.


  • In 2009, City Council adopted a $20 VLF to help fund the maintenance of Shoreline streets on a regular schedule. Over time, this has helped us preserve our streets and avoid more costly road replacements that can be the result of deferred maintenance. 
  • Council passed the other $20 VLF in 2018 for the repair and maintenance of our existing sidewalk network. 

I-976 does not affect the new sidewalk sales tax measure approved by Shoreline voters in 2018. The new sidewalk program will be able to move ahead as expected.


The combined fees generated approximately $1.6 million per year. The loss of that funding affects the entire transportation program, as well as other City programs and services, as we will need to find that funding elsewhere in the budget or reduce or eliminate these maintenance programs.

The City Council is already considering nearly $1.3 million in budget holds including delaying equipment purchases, redirecting funds for park improvements, and reallocating projected budget savings towards the City’s annual road surface maintenance program.

Passage of I-976 will also significantly affect State transportation funding, particularly for transit and paratransit. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), working with the State Legislature, will need to make decisions about how to maintain state highways, provide transportation options for individuals with disabilities, and more. State funding for local transportation projects, including ones in Shoreline, may be called into question in the coming months.

I-976 will also cut King County Metro funding, which in turn could affect routes serving Shoreline.

Finally, Sound Transit (ST) has indicated that the impacts to funding from I-976 will be significant as well.

While it is unlikely to impact the 2024 opening of light rail in Shoreline, other ST projects or programs, such as Bus Rapid Transit that is planned to serve our Shoreline South/145th Station, may be affected.

There is yet much to be determined about the impacts of this Initiative. Shoreline staff will be keeping an eye on developments and providing updated Shoreline-related information as we learn it.



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Read the sign, took a tomato...

Photo by Gloria Z Nagler


After all - it does say "Giving Garden"




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PTA Council Holiday Baskets provide for local children in need



The Holiday Basket event is a partnership between the Shoreline PTA Council, City of Shoreline, the Lake Forest Park Rotary, the Shoreline Fire Department, the Dale Turner YMCA and Hopelink to provide assistance to families in need in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park.

This year there are 500 Shoreline and Lake Forest Park families registered, which includes over 1000 children ages 0-18.

This is the equivalent of two elementary schools.

Community support is extremely important to be sure that no child goes without during this season. Contributions of money, items, and time are needed and appreciated.

The "baskets" include age appropriate toys, gift cards for teens, and food. Every PTA in the Shoreline School District makes major contributions.

The Shoreline Fire Department holds a toy drive. They will collect toys from November 29 up until December 13th at any Shoreline Fire Station.

Food and gift card donations can be dropped off at any Shoreline School District school or the Shoreline Center until December 13th.

The event will be held on December 14, 2019 at Kellogg Middle School.

To volunteer, sign up online. There is a large variety of jobs. You can pick your job and your time slot.

Cash donations can be made online here (Note that it is for the holiday baskets event)


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Shoreline seeks volunteers for Planning Commission and Landmarks / Heritage Commission

2019 Planning Commission
Help plan the future of Shoreline by serving on the Planning Commission!

The City Council is looking for volunteers to serve on the Planning Com-mission for four-year terms beginning in April 2020.

The volunteers who serve on the Shoreline Planning Commission provide recommendations to the City Council on land use, growth, and development issues.

The Commission addresses key questions that affect the quality of life in Shoreline, such as:
  • How should we balance new commercial and residential development with the desire to maintain the character of existing neighborhoods? 
  • How do we plan for a future that includes light rail? 
  • How can we encourage developers to use green building practices and provide affordable housing? 
  • How will the City allow alternate housing types that fit within our established neighborhoods?

No technical background or experience in land use is required. Important qualifications are an ability to listen and work well with others; a willingness to prepare and read staff reports prior to the meetings; and a commitment to regular attendance and active participation at the meetings.

The Shoreline Masonic Lodge
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Help review and preserve historic structures in Shoreline by serving on the Landmarks and Heritage Commission!

The King County Landmarks and Heritage Commission is a nine-member citizen board charged with designating landmarks in unincorporated King County and in those cities and towns in King County that have entered into an interlocal agreement with the County for historical preservation services. 

The City Council is seeking to appoint a volunteer to serve on the Commission for all business conducted within the City of Shoreline. The Special Commissioner will serve a four-year term beginning in April 2020, with the option of serving a second four-year term.

The Commission is responsible for reviewing and deciding nominations for landmark designation; reviewing and deciding certificates of appropriateness for alterations to or demolition of landmark properties; developing policy and planning recommendations for King County’s historic preservation program; and attending periodic training sessions and conferences. 

The Special Member is to be an individual with a demonstrated interest and competence in historic preservation. The Special Member is a voting member on all matters relating to or affecting landmarks within the City of Shoreline.

Application details

Community Service Applications for both the Planning Commission and the Landmarks / Heritage Commission are available on the City's website or at City Hall. Submit your application by email to choekzema@shorelinewa.gov or mail it to:

City of Shoreline, City Clerk
17500 Midvale Avenue N
Shoreline, WA 98133

You can also drop it off in person to the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor of City Hall. Applications for both commissions are due by 5pm on Friday, January 10, 2020.

More Information:



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Shorewood Amnesty group to protest Child Detention with banner drop over I-5

Shorewood Amnesty banner drop at Shoreline
City Hall
Photo courtesy Shorewood Amnesty


Universal Children’s Day - Banner Drop - November 20 


On November 20, 2019 from 4 - 6pm, Shorewood High School’s Shorewood Amnesty International will lead a demonstration of local youth, parents, and community supporters to demand action from policymakers and elected officials to end child detention. 

“Regardless of their migrant status, everyone deserves basic human rights and all families belong together and free” (Sofia Gerrard, President of Shorewood Amnesty International).

There will be a banner drop at the 185th Street I-5 Overpass to make a statement and urge legislators to take action. In a time of hate and violence, we, the youth, must be the voices of change and action.

Shorewood Amnesty International is a youth-led chapter of Amnesty International 

Follow them on Instagram: @swamnestyinternational

Shorewood Amnesty International: swamnestyinternational@gmail.com



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12 Days of Goodness - Seahawks reconnect with super fans at Senior Center


In an event open to those 50 and over, Seahawks Legends will lunch with fans at the Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center.

The event is Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 11am to 1:30pm at the Center, located in the southernmost building of the Shoreline Center campus, 18560 1st Ave NE. Free parking.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. $4 for age 60 and above; $10 for age 50-60. Call 206-365-1536.



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Audition Wednesday for the ThreePenny Opera production at Shoreline Community College


The ThreePenny Opera Auditions - Wednesday, November 20, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Sign up online or for an appointment at another time, call Charles Enlow, 206-546-4524

Callbacks: Thursday, November 21st, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Rehearsal Schedule: Winter Quarter, Monday - Friday 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Performance Dates:
  • February 28, 29, March 1, 6, 7, 8
  • Friday and Saturdays - 7:30pm
  • Sunday - 3pm
Auditions/performances take place in the Shoreline Campus Theater.

Creative Team: Producer and Musical Director: Dr. Charles Enlow, Director: Duygu Monson

SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Theater Department
16101 Greenwood Ave N,  Shoreline 98133-5696

SYNOPSIS
The Threepenny Opera is a biting satire of the post-war rise of capitalism, wrapped up in Weill’s jazzy score, and the tale of Macheath (Mack the Knife), a debonair crime lord on the verge of turning his illegal empire into a legitimate business. When Macheath marries young Polly Peachum, her father is enraged.

Character List

  • MACHEATH - An infamous crook known across London for his violent crimes. Nicknamed “Mackie the Knife,” Macheath is dapper, genteel, and uncharacteristically squeamish when it comes to blood. He profits from his antiestablishment sensibilities and from his friendship with the London sheriff, Tiger Brown.
  • JONATHAN JEREMIAH PEACHUM - The proprietor of “The Beggar’s Friend.” Conniving and hypocritical, Peachum outfits poor men as panhandlers to evoke extra sympathy and then demands a percentage of their profits. He trusts no one, not even his wife and daughter. When he learns that his daughter, Polly, has married Macheath, he is sure that his new son-in-law will hurt his business.
  • CELIA PEACHUM - Peachum’s wife and Polly’s mother. Celia Peachum is uninterested in her daughter’s happiness. She faints when she hears the news that her daughter has married Macheath but only because she feels the effort she put into her daughter should have yielded a marriage of a higher caliber. Later, she reveals her sense of feminine wiles and how they triumph over even the strictest bourgeois morals.
  • POLLY - The Peachums’ daughter and wife of Macheath. Polly marries Macheath but leaves his side shortly thereafter, when she learns he is wanted by the police and must go on the lam. Polly seems innocent, especially when compared to her conniving parents, but as the play progresses, she reveals her greedy side.
  • JACKIE “TIGER” BROWN - London’s chief of the police. Brown is as corrupt as the criminals he supposedly battles: He even directly profits from their crimes. He and Macheath met as fellow soldiers in the Indian army and have a business deal they both profit from. Brown is torn between feelings of responsibility for his position and allegiance to his friend, so he comes across as weak willed and greedy.
  • LUCY - Daughter of Brown and lover of Macheath. Like Polly and Jenny, Lucy has been having an affair with Macheath. The mere fact of the relationship reveals that Macheath has betrayed not only his best friend, Brown, but also his new wife, Polly. When Lucy learns about Macheath’s marriage, she reveals that she is pregnant and implores Macheath to be with her and help take care of their child.
  • GINNY JENNY - Prostitute and former love of Macheath. Though she was once in love with Macheath, she is now one of many prostitutes that live together in the brothel in Wapping. She still displays affection for the criminal, but she can now be bought to act as an informant.
  • SMITH - The constable at the jail. Smith exemplifies the corruption that runs rampant through the entire police force.
  • REVEREND KIMBALL - The reverend who appears at Macheath’s wedding celebration to Polly and later at the gallows. His lines give the impression that he very well may be a beggar or a thief himself.
  • MATTHEW - One of Macheath’s thieves, nicknamed “Money Matthew.” Macheath reprimands him for taking credit for burning down the children’s hospital when Macheath is the one who set it on fire.
  • JACOB - Another one of Macheath’s thieves, nicknamed “Hook-Finger Jacob.”
  • ROBERT - Another one of Macheath’s thieves, nicknamed “Robert the Saw.”
  • WALTER - Another one of Macheath’s thieves, nicknamed “Wally the Weeper.”
  • ED - Another one of Macheath’s thieves.
  • SUKY TAWDY - A prostitute Macheath sleeps with and stays with when he escapes from jail the first time.
  • FILCH - A beggar whom Peachum enlists as help after Peachum makes him pay up for illegally pleading for money on his territory. Filch feels guilty taking money from other people, which is his chief means of generating income.


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Live and Local for Saturday, November 23, 2019

There's a lot of live and local music to choose from each weekend. Most venues have food, some have dancing. Most have a cover charge and require reservations.

All have great local bands and entertainment!

This Saturday, November 23, 2019 here's what's happening:


Joe Blue and the Roofshakers

THIRD PLACE COMMONS

Joe Blue and the Roofshakers - FREE and family friendly. 7:30 - 9:30pm

Third Place Commons Town Center, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way NE in Lake Forest Park.

Formerly known as "The Fabulous Roofshakers," these hard rockers return to shake up the dance floor with their wailing blues harp, gritty vocals, and soulful saxophone along with a rock-solid rhythm section.



Rain City Time Machine at Aurora Borealis

AURORA BOREALIS

Rain City Time Machine with special guest Electric Boots - 8pm - $10 get Tickets

The Aurora Borealis 16708 Aurora Ave N, 206-629-5744.

Rain City Time Machine is back at the Fantastic Aurora Borealis in Shoreline. 

Join RCTM for a night of dancing on the beautiful, huge dance floor to all your favorite songs from the 1960’s to some of today’s biggest hits.

Opening for Rain City Time Machine is Electric Boots – the Premier Elton John Tribute Band. This is two amazing shows in one night !


DARRELL'S TAVERN

Value Ape, Insect Man, Margo Adrift - 9pm – 1am - $7 cover - 21+

Darrell's Tavern 18041 Aurora Ave N. 206-542-6688.

Heavy rock metal and punk bands at Shoreline's own Dive Bar. Live music, vintage decor, pizza, tacos, hotdogs, and free pool.



Jesse James and The MOB at
Easy Monkey Taphouse

EASY MONKEY TAPHOUSE

Jesse James and The Mob - $7 cover - 8 - 10pm

17537 15th Ave NE Suite B, Shoreline 98155
Call for Reservations: (206) 420-1326

Voted “Best New Blues Band 2014” by the Washington Blues Society, Jesse James and his band the MOB bring originality to the blues music we all know and love.

Every member has a defining background that makes their style unique and intriguing. The MOB creates amazing music so be prepared to hear original music and songs you might already know, performed in new ways.


CD Woodbury at Grinders

GRINDERS

CD Woodbury - 8-10pm - $10 cover
Reservations highly recommended: call (206) 542-0627. And call if you can't make your reservations!

19811 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133

From a reputation as an ace sideman and “The Northwest’s best kept secret” in the Pacific NW blues scene; CD Woodbury is emerging as an internationally recognized singer, songwriter, and guitarist. 

The CD Woodbury Band album “Monday Night!” charted internationally in its genre, including 30 weeks at #1 for the Roots Radio Report’s Washington State independent radio chart and peaking at #8 on the international independent blues radio charts. 


Jupiters Trail at the Lake Trail Taproom

LAKE TRAIL TAPROOM 
AT 192 BREWERY

7324 NE 175th St Ste F, Kenmore

Jeff and Tara Ingrum play live acoustic foot-stomping, sing-out-loud classic cover songs. with some originals thrown in for good measure. 

Their mix of guitars, harmonica, vocals, and an array of percussion instruments makes for a fun time for all!



Gail Pettis at North City
Bistro and Wine Bar

NORTH CITY BISTRO and WINE SHOP

Gail Pettis and Jovino Santos Neto $20 Cover - 8pm - 10:30pm
Reservations and Tickets required
North City Bistro and Wine Shop, 1520 NE 177th St, Shoreline 98155,

Call 206-365-4447 or go to website and fill out the simple reservation request form in order to secure seats for the show. Then buy your tickets here.

Gail enjoys interacting with listeners; her live performances have been described by Earshot jazz as going “…from strength to strength, performing a winning, crowd-involving style of vocal jazz.”. 

As artist-in-residence at the Amersfoort Jazz Festival in the Netherlands in 2006, she was featured artist with the New Manhattan Big Band, also Eddie Conard and the Dutch Jazz Cats on the mainstage and smaller combs in venues in Amersfoort and Harderwijk. Included on this tour was a stop in Kobe, Japan to perform as a guest artist at KAVC Hall as First Place winner of the Seattle-Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist Audition.



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"Dr. Dahlia" to present free class on dahlias Monday at Senior Center

Photo by John Hibbs, ND
Love growing Dahlias?

Join us next Monday, November 25, 2019, 9am in the Bridge Room at the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155.

John Hibbs AKA Dr. Dahlia/ Dahlias for Senior Center will present a tutorial class on how to winter over tubers (in ground or out of ground) and prepare soil over the winter for successful spring planting.

There is no charge for this informational one hour class. Donations are welcome and will go directly to the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center.



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Notes from Shoreline council meeting Nov 18, 2019

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Shoreline City Hall
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Shoreline City Council Meeting
November 18, 2019
Notes by Pam Cross

Mayor Hall called the meeting to order at 7:00pm

Deputy Mayor McConnell attended the meeting via phone.
Councilmember Roberts advised he will be present at about 7:30pm.

Report of the City Manager Debbie Tarry

Last Saturday volunteers celebrated Shoreline’s first Green Shoreline Day at Hamlin, Twin Ponds, and Richmond Beach Saltwater Parks. Thanks to all of the volunteers who spent the day planting nearly 300 trees and shrubs, and the cub scouts who moved 30 yards of dirt.

Last Saturday there was a full house at the Duwamish Heritage Event that celebrated and provided the history of the Duwamish. One of the speakers was Ken Workman, a member of the Duwamish Tribe. Workman is the great-great-great-great-grandson of Chief Seattle. The other speaker was Edie Loyer-Nelson, Duwamish Tribal Member and Shoreline resident. The audience also viewed Princess Angeline, a documentary about the daughter of Chief Seattle.

The Veterans’ Day Event on Monday, Nov 11 was very well attended. Most of the Councilmembers were there.

The Holiday Crafts Market will be Saturday, Nov 23 from 9am to 4pm at Spartan Recreation Center. This festive gallery of handcrafted treasures and treats created by juried artisans provides the perfect place to find gifts for everyone on your holiday list.

Public Reminders

The Planning and Community Development Department , including the Permits Center, will be closed on Wednesday, Nov 20 for a department retreat.

The Planning Commission will meet on Thursday, Nov 21 at 7:00pm in the City Hall Council Chamber. This will be the Public Hearing for the 2019 Comprehensive Plan Amendments - continued from the previous Oct 17 meeting.

Council Reports

Councilmember Chang attended a meeting with King County Metro to discuss the metro mobility framework that addresses things such as how to include technology, and how to feature equity in all of metro’s decisions. It’s not yet clear how it will be connected to metro’s service guidelines. Metro has select priority populations (people of color, low income, immigrants, refugees and the disabled). They will use the information from the Census to identify these populations.

They also discussed changes in service as a result of the passage of I-976. It will be interesting to see how it works out.

Councilmember Chang also attend the Puget Sound Regional Council Transit Board where there was a quick briefing on developing a regional public entity to align affordable housing. (not to be confused with the regional approach to homelessness attended by Councilmember Scully).

Mayor Hall attended the Seattle Film Summit in Renton partly to follow up on the City’s partnership with SCC and the Shoreline/LFP Arts Council to promote filmmaking in the area.

Public Comment

Melissa Irons spoke about the Planning Commission Hearing on Thursday, Nov 21. She reiterated that in addition to the IronsBC application, they provided everything that was requested, paid the fees, and are looking for a solution so they can continue to operate in Shoreline.

Bruce Amundson spoke on financing for public arts item 9(a). He stated Shoreline needs to stabilize financing in order to remove the extreme volatility of current funding, increase the overall funding to ensure the program continues, and have adequate staff to carry out the program. Right now there is only one half-time person and a full-time employee is needed.

Joseph Irons asked Council to approve the amendments to the Comprehensive Plan or find a solution that will allow IronsBC to continue operations.

Tom McCormick spoke against the proposed $6,000 charge for non-site specific Comprehensive Plan Amendments (item 8b). He supports Councilmember Roberts’ suggestion to eliminate that charge.

Tom Mailhot also spoke against the $6,000 charge. It’s not a way to raise money because this charge will essentially eliminate submissions for non-site specific Comprehensive Plan Amendments. He said he submitted about 30 proposals on Point Wells, and about 25 were accepted by Council. This fee would discourage citizen involvement in the Comprehensive Plan.

Additional public comment is available online.

The agenda was approved unanimously. (6-0) Councilmember Roberts had not arrived.
The Consent Calendar was adopted, without discussion, unanimously. (6-0).

Discussion/Action items

Action Item 8(a)Adoption of Ordinance No. 873 – Setting the 2020 Regular and Excess Property Tax Levies

Staff report by:
Sara Lane, Administrative Services Director
Rick Kirkwood, Budget and Tax Manager

Following the November 4th public hearing, the City Council asked staff for additional information and discussed potential changes to the proposed mid-biennium budget modification, including all proposed levies, taxes, fees, and rates. There were no proposed adjustments to proposed Ordinance No. 873, and Council directed staff to bring back the proposed ordinance for adoption at tonight’s meeting.

There was a brief review of the Nov 4th presentation. Shoreline is in the final years of its excess levy. 2006 General Obligation bonds for parks will retire in 2021. Although the fee schedules have generally increased, the tax rate should decrease to $1.19/1,000 assessed valuation.

There was no discussion.
Following a motion and second to adopt, Ordinance No. 873 passed unanimously 6-0

Councilmember Roberts had not yet arrived
Deputy Mayor McConnell voted over the phone connection.

Action Item 8(b) Adoption of Ordinance No. 872 – Amending the 2019-2020 Biennial Budget by Increasing Appropriations in Certain Funds

Sara Lane, Administrative Services Director
Rick Kirkwood, Budget and Tax Manager

This was previously discussed on October 21, followed by Public Hearings on November 4th.

The revenues have been adjusted to show the impact of I-976 i.e., removal of the vehicle license fees. There was a $20 fee for road maintenance and an additional $20 fee for sidewalk maintenance and repair. This results in a $1.66M annual revenue reduction for sidewalk repair and maintenance, and the annual road maintenance program. The impact of this won’t be felt until 2022 because there is some collected revenue. The short term recommended plan is to use 2019 collected revenue plus the planned General Fund contribution in order to get the 2020 one-time priority sidewalk jobs done.

For the road surface maintenance program, which was not new this year so there is accumulated funding available, use the collected balances plus grant funding which has been achieved to perform the planned work for 2020.

Council will have to evaluate program reductions and reallocation of revenue in 2020 for implementation in 2021. And it will need to be evaluated at every biennium until sustaining funding is identified.

Proposed Amendments

1. $7,700 to prepare a citywide mailer about the upcoming census
2. Eliminate non-site specific comprehensive plan development regulation $6,000 amendment fee

Staff also provided some options to reduce proposed amendments/budgeted items for a future I-976 response.

Motion and second to adopt Ordinance 872.

Discussion

Move and second to amend Ordinance 872 to increase General Fund appropriations by $7,700 to provide resources for a citywide mailer for the national census.

This census is important but its benefits are not widely known. It is important to get the word out that not only does it affect national funding but what kind of metro buses we will get, and sidewalks improvements. It affects how resources are distributed.

A general local mailing may not help. It’s confusing. Feds and county and others are already reaching out. Another piece of mail isn’t going to increase participation. There are community partners that seem to be planning some good work. It’s on the news, on Facebook, and TV. This may not be the best expenditure of our reduced dollars.

Do we have a sense of whether there is a better alternative to a mailing. No.

On the other hand, a citywide mailer can provide information on computers the City will have available to help. Mailers can advertise that in multiple languages

About $1,400 comes back for every person counted. So Shoreline would only need to have 6 additional people complete the census in order to break even.

Amend Ordinance 872 to increase General Fund appropriations by $7,700 to provide resources for a citywide mailer for the national census passes

5 to 2, with Councilmembers McGlashan and Scully dissenting. Councilmember Roberts is now present.

Move and second to strike the non-site specific Comprehensive Plan development regulation $6,000 amendment fee.

If Mr. McCormick’s emailed comments are correct, a $6,000 fee could generate $24,000 annual revenue, but public outreach is more important than this small amount of revenue. Most of the requested amendments are really good ones and show that a lot of time and research was put into a well thought-out idea.

How did we get to $6k? Tried to estimate general amount of staff time spent. There should be some compensation - maybe $3k? - to make it revenue neutral.
 
There is a motion to amend the amount to $3,000 but failing a second, the motion dies.

If we strike the fee now, maybe we should look at it again down the road to see if it’s needed to keep frivolous amendment requests out. It’s not a pattern yet, but we could have a nominal fee option available later. Maybe a processing fee, but if Council approves it as a good idea and puts it on the Docket, additional costs should be borne by the City.

Amend Ordinance 872 to increase General Fund appropriations by striking the non-site specific Comprehensive Plan development regulation $6,000 amendment fee passes unanimously 7-0.


The City Manager provided her recommendations regarding delay of any of the proposed 2019-2020 budget amendments, along with the identification of any other potential savings, that could be set aside until such time as we have a better understanding of the outcomes to the legal challenges to I-976, any legislative action that would provide municipalities options to replace the revenues lost as a result of the passage of I-976, as well as an opportunity to have Council discussion regarding the program priorities for the City’s road surface maintenance and sidewalk rehabilitation programs.

(this list can be found in the Comments for the Agenda, addressed to City Council on November 15th).

Discussion

Councilmembers want to move on some of the City Manager’s recommendations, but not all of them. Sidewalks and roads are important. We are finally making progress and shouldn’t backslide on this. 

What about snow response? Although it was difficult, Shoreline did provide an admirable response to “snowmaggedon” last year. Rather than purchase more equipment, maybe we can work out an agreement with an entity like Recology so they can use their trucks. And rather than setting aside funds to add an additional police officer, it would be better to get the funding after an officer is hired. 

The maintenance facility needs to be set aside. It is time to stop making things better and taking care of what we already have.

In 2008 and 2010 the economy tanked so the City put together a citizens financial advisory committee to determine how to deal with funding gaps. These gaps were a result of 20 years of not having economic development success so we weren’t growing our tax base, as well as Tim Eyman’s earlier $30 car tab initiative and capping property tax increases to 1% per year. Those created structural gaps in funding that placed us into a really deep hole. In 2010 we went to the voters for a property tax levy lid lift that was substantial that first year. It then became a Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase. We had to make up millions of dollars. It’s very hard to find a lot of money in a city budget.

Tonight we are talking about $8,000.

When you try to find $1.66M per year every year, it’s harder than anything we’ve had to do since the great recession. We need to take care of our existing assets like maintaining roads. If we maintain our roads we can do that cost effectively. But if you wait 5 years, it’s not just the surface but the base that breaks down resulting in much greater cost.

We can also come back in March or April to reconsider.

We don’t know how the lawsuit will go. What is the implication if the challenge succeeds? Do we still have the $20 dollar limitation? So if it succeeds, we can do only $20 then have to wait a couple of years before we can do another $20? The Department of Licensing has already put out a memo that they aren’t going to collect these fees pending a decision. Rather than zeroing it out in our budget, we should leave it in there even though it won’t be collecting anything so we can go right back up to $40. We have an ordinance to impose those fees and we won’t be rescinding the ordinance so that would allow us to return to $40 without changing the budget.

New expenditures. I-976 is still an issue. Maybe we have to make further cuts next year. We have tough decisions to make ahead.

Another new issue is the boiler at the pool. Will this be a major expense? There is a leak in the boiler. A welder will be at the pool this Thursday to weld it. We might lose one day operations. But the question is, why is a 6 year old boiler leaking? It is past the warranty of course...

Snow. We did a great job last year under terrible conditions, but if we purchase snow equipment now, what if we don’t have any measurable snow? This might be the one expenditure to remove. Besides, the equipment may not arrive before the snow does.

The City Manager is not now recommending the delays of any of these expenditures. She thinks we can get through 2020 without implementing them. But if we have to for 2021, this is the list she would recommend. Even if Council approves, she wouldn’t spend that money right away. A few things will happen regardless but spending can be held back.

Trusting the city manager is important to spend money responsibly. Situations change. No need to take action right now instead putting our trust in the city manager.

I-976. Any idea about legal challenges? Nope.

City manager has done an excellent job. But council needs to support the manager’s decision. Can’t leave her out to dry if she decides against snow equipment and then we have a lot of snow.

If we say don’t spend money on this snow removal equipment - our expectation is that the manager and staff will implement that. It’s not about trust but who is accountable for the city budget.

We can
  • Remove everything from the budget.
  • Amend the budget multiple times a year
  • Put them all in and kick them out item to item
  • Put everything on hold until we know more how 976 is going.
Ok. Now what?

Motion and second to postpone decisions to Nov 25 meeting, but for staff to look at city manager’s list. Do that list leaving off snow equipment.

No additional discussion


Passed. Unanimously of this discussion as amended thus far.

This will be a continued discussion of items we have not yet voted on.Will take the rest of this on Nov 25.


Discussion Item 9(a) Discussing Ordinance No. 874 - Amending Shoreline Municipal Code Section 3.35.150 – Establishing the Municipal Arts Fund and Providing for Funding from 1% of Capital Improvement Plan Funding for Certain Capital Improvement Plan Projects

Staff report by Eric Friedli, PRCS Director

Each year, funds are utilized from the Municipal Arts Fund (MAF) to support implementation of the Public Art Plan. Based on the MAF expenditures and the current 1% contribution from qualifying capital projects, the Municipal Arts Fund is expected to be depleted in 2022 or earlier if capital projects are delayed or canceled. More money is taken out of the MAF each year than is contributed, resulting in a declining balance. Staff recommends amending SMC 3.35.150 to redefine funding for the Municipal Art Fund and the City’s Public Art Program by expanding and clarifying the list of City capital projects that provide a 1% contribution to the MAF or to the Public Art Program.

The purpose of the amendment is to: provide more stable revenue for the Municipal Arts Fund; provide a higher level of funding for the Public Art Program; and make the implementation of the MAF Ordinance more clear, efficient and less subjective.



Funding has been a continual challenge and will be depleted in 2022. Collections are far below projected. Research shows how others use some part of % of CIP.

If changes are adopted, staff would develop the necessary accounting procedures to implement the revised SMC3.35.150. Review the public art policy and plan to ensure consistency with the revised SMC.

Incorporate changes as necessary into 2021-2022 budget

Park board wants 50cents per capita plus full-time employee

Discussion

Expansion of eligible projects definitely needed

The contractor includes this as a soft cost.

1% was used to pay staff instead of to the arts. Needs to all go to the arts.

Some of those projects are on the chopping block right now.

This is a hard decision to make right now because of the items we’ve been talking about cutting. Why make them more expensive when we are trying to cut.

Need to look for private partnerships of philanthropy or business interests

Builders provide art at their own place

Rather see expanded arts project as part of parks and keep 1% for art at the facilities. Need to revamp how we fund art.

Public art is very important. But this is a terrible time to have this conversation. This should be postponed until the larger budget is discussed instead of a piecemeal approach.

We need more money and it needs to be at the site.


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Photo: Welcoming figure

Welcoming Figure
Photo by s cho


Inspired by the last sunny day, photographer s cho captured this image of a public artwork at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th St.

Welcoming Figure, Steve Brown, Andy Wilbur, Joe Gobin, artists

cast bronze

King County Public Art Collection, managed by 4Culture 1998




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Community Holiday International Folk Dance Nov 23

Cracking the Whip
Sno-King International Folk Dance Club


Saturday November 23, 2019 Northwest Folkdancers, Inc. will kick off the holiday season early by sponsoring a dance from 7:00-10:00 with music from Folk Voice Band, and hosted by Sno-King International Folk Dance Club.

Several clubs will participate. There will be couple, no-partner, and set dances from around the world, and you needn’t bring a partner- we will dance with you! Potluck snacks are appreciated for the band break. Wear your ethnic costume or just holiday togs.

Where: the wonderful Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood.

Donation: $8.00

Info: 425-610-9393, or www.sno-king.org




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Bereavement group to meet during the holiday season


WORKING THROUGH BEREAVEMENT 

in the Holiday Season 

A support group during a difficult time 


Every Saturday 

Nov. 30, 2019 through Jan. 4, 2020 
noon until 2pm

Group leader: John Ryan, OSF, BA, TTP 
Member of the American Academy of Bereavement 
Pastoral Associate at St. Dunstan’s Church 

St. Dunstan’s Church - lower level, room 9 

to register: contact the parish office: 

office@sdchp.org | 206-363-4319 





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Pub Night Talk: How the Lady Lex Lit Up Tacoma

William Lokey - Pub Night Talk

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

On Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 7 - 8:30pm, William Lokey will speak on "How the Lady Lex Lit Up Tacoma” Doors open at 6 p.m.  

Haynes’ Hall, McMenamins Anderson School, 18607 Bothell Way NE, Bothell. 

After a drought left little water behind two dams for Tacoma Power in 1929, the USS Lexington supplied electricity to help keep the lights on in the city. 
William Lokey tells a story of good intentions, bureaucracy, city rivalry, politics and improvisational problem solving.

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



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Shoreline Community College Clay Club sale Thursday and Friday

It's is time again for the Clay Club’s annual Holiday Sale! 

Come get your functional and decorative holiday gifts made by SCC students and faculty. 

This Thursday and Friday only!

Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Room 2065 (ceramics studio)
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 10am - 6pm
  • Friday, November 22, from 10am - 3pm
Small fee for parking on campus weekdays before 4pm.



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Northwest Girlchoir seeks new singers this summer for fall enrollment

The girls have fun while they are getting
wonderful musical training
Photo courtesy Northwest Girlchoir

Know any girls who love to sing? Northwest Girlchoir has openings for new singers in grades 1-12 to join us in January 2019 – auditions and enrollment are happening right now! Learn musicianship, vocal technique, and performance skills, all while building lasting friendships in a supportive community.

Now in its 47th concert season, Northwest Girlchoir has empowered and inspired thousands of girls and young women in our region to lift their voices in chorus with others. Choristers perform for thousands of audience members at concerts held across the greater Puget Sound Region and on tours nationally and internationally.

Fun at GirlChoir
Photo courtesy Northwest Girlchoir

Grades 1-2: Easy online registration is now open for girls entering grades 1-2 to join Prep Choir! Members learn music in a fun and nurturing environment as they prepare for exciting mainstage concerts. Sign up online.

Grades 3-12: Fill out the Audition Request form online to join one of Northwest Girlchoir’s five progressive choir levels! Auditioned choir members enjoy performing at mainstage concerts, in the community and at special events, and even on tours. Learn more and sign up to audition.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available for every choir level and we encourage families to apply.

Contact info@northwestgirlchoir.org for more information or call the office at 206-527-2900.



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Washington state bans vapor products containing vitamin E acetate

Lung injury
Photo courtesy CDC
Since April 2019, there have been 15 cases of vaping associated lung injury reported in Washington. 67 percent of the patients are male.

In September, Gov. Inslee issued an Executive Order to ban the sale of flavored vapor products, including flavored THC vapor products, require non-marijuana vapor product retailers to display a sign warning of the risk of lung disease associated with the use of vapor products, and require reporting of cases of lung injury associated with the use of vapor products from health care providers and health care facilities.

On Monday, The Washington State Board of Health expanded this emergency rule on vapor products to include a new section banning the sale of vapor products containing vitamin E acetate. The Department of Health recommended the update based on new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) findings connecting vitamin E acetate and vaping associated lung injury.

“We are deeply concerned by a new study finding vitamin E acetate at the primary site of injury in patients’ lungs,” said Secretary of Health John Wiesman. 
“While we still need more research to identify a definitive cause, the evidence we have linking vitamin E acetate to the outbreak demands immediate action to protect the public’s health. Furthermore, we are very aware there may be more than one cause for these lung injuries associated with vaping.”

Vitamin E acetate is sometimes used as an additive in vapor products, often as a thickening agent. No one compound or ingredient has been found in all cases of vaping associated lung injury, and there may be more than one cause of the outbreak.

“Today’s action by the Board of Health to remove vitamin E acetate from the vapor product market in Washington is based on the most current information from the national investigation into severe lung injury associated with vapor products,” said Keith Grellner, chair of the State Board of Health. 
“The Board knows this investigation is ongoing; as such, we will be monitoring the investigation daily and will be prepared to take further action as we learn more.”

The department will continue working with CDC and local health officials to investigate Washington cases of vaping associated lung injury.

The healthiest option is to not smoke or vape. Resources are available here for tobacco and nicotine, and here for marijuana.



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Flags at half-staff Wednesday

Flag Lowering - 11/20/19 (Interim Police Chief Michael Knapp)

Governor Inslee is deeply saddened by the death of Michael Knapp, Interim Police Chief for Lynden, Washington, and directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff in his memory on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. 

Interim Police Chief Knapp, 79, passed away on November 6, 2019, from injuries sustained when he was struck by a truck.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Wednesday, November 20, 2019.

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

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 20, at 1:00pm, at Christ the King Church in Bellingham.

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



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LFP Indoor Farmers Market and Crafts Fair Sunday, Nov 24th at Third Place Commons


Get ready to shop because this Sunday, November 24, 2019 is the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market and Holiday Crafts Fair – just in time for Thanksgiving!

Visit with your favorite market vendors and discover some new additions while picking up all the tasty goodies you need to make your holiday feast complete. Rest assured that you’ll find plenty of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, plus loads of locally produced specialty items like wine, cider, sauces, jams, honey, candy, baked goods, and more.

Never been to the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market? This is your chance to get a small taste of the fabulous market bounty, which will also feature gorgeous, freshly made wreaths to complete your holiday décor.

Looking for someone or something special? The following vendors are expected to attend:

Alvarez Organic Farm
Bear's Breath Spicy Ketchup
The Beekeepers Secret
Belly Rub Products (spicy rubs)
Blue Cottage Jams
Caruso Farm
Cascade Fusion (flavored olive oils/vinegars)
Doll House Baked Goods
Garden Treasures
Greenwood Cider
Kaffee Klatsch
Kitchen Bitches Spice Mix
Lopez Island Vineyards
Lupine Vineyards
Patty Pan (chocolates and more)
Pete's Perfect Toffee
Purdy's Organics (pickles and more)
Raft Island Roses (holiday wreaths)
Shambala Ancient Grains Bakery (gluten free) 
Well Fed Farm
Whitehorse Meadows Blueberry Products
Wilson Fish

Meanwhile, holiday shoppers, take note! This is the perfect time to get a jump on the Black Friday crowds while shopping for unique and truly special gifts for everyone on your list.

The Holiday Crafts Fair will feature a vast array of gift options and will feature the return of many popular artists and crafters as well as some extra special newcomers.

Goodies on offer will include classics like beautiful handcrafted jewelry, knits and wearables, soaps, holiday cards, handbags, photography and original artwork, of course. But you’ll also find specialty items like therapy packs, enigma crates, upcycled journals, plush dragons, hand-carved Santas, plantable greetings, slate vases, and naturally, chicken art.

And that’s still just the tip of the iceberg!

The farmers market and crafts fair will take place from 10am to 3pm on Nov. 24th. The farmers market is set up inside Third Place Commons while the crafts fair is held downstairs in the lower lobby of Town Center at Lake Forest Park, 17171 Bothell Way NE.

And don’t forget to mark your calendar for the last market and crafts fair of the year on Sunday, Dec. 15th. (Though not all vendors will be at both markets, so sure to visit both so you don’t miss a thing.)

The Lake Forest Park Farmers Market and Crafts Fair is presented by Third Place Commons, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering real community in real space through the market and hundreds of other free events each year. Learn more at ThirdPlaceCommons.org.



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Scholarships available for EMT training

Monday, November 18, 2019


Full scholarship opportunity available for training to become an EMT.

For an application or for additional information email star@kingcounty.gov . Applications are due  by January 10, 2020.

--Shoreline Fire



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Seattle Musical Theatre returns to the Shoreline Center with Miracle on 34th Street


SMT starts new season with new artistic director in new venue


It’s a season of change at Seattle Musical Theatre. After fourteen years at Magnuson Park, the company is moving back to the Shoreline Center.

THE SEASON

For the 42rd season, SMT will stage three musicals, one classic and two contemporary.

2019-2020 Season


Miracle on 34th Street - December 19 to 29, 2019

Based on the beloved 1947 film, this 1963 Broadway hit by Meredith Wilson, creator of “Music Man,” comes to life on stage in this new holiday production.

Filled with such beloved songs as “Pinecones and Hollyberries,” “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” and finally answering the question: “Is Kris Kringle really Santa Claus?” this heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment and the perfect present to fill everyone’s stocking.

Evening shows at 7:30pm on December 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 and matinees at 2:00pm on Dec 22, 28 and 29.


Rock of Ages - February 7 to March 1, 2020

ROCK OF AGES is a rock musical in which a small town girl and a city boy meet (it’s love at first sight) on the Sunset Strip in 1987 while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. The glam metal/heavy metal music of the 80’s saves a once famous club, their budding romance, a fading rock star and old dreams.

Built around classic rock songs from the 1980s, the show features songs from Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry, Poison and Europe, among other well-known rock bands. Rock out, head bang, and sing along with this electric production.

Evening performances at 7:30pm on Feb 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 and matinees at 2:00pm on Feb 9, 16, 23 and March 1.


In the Heights - April 17 to May 3, 2020

IN THE HEIGHTS (book by Quiara Alegría Hudes and music and lyrics by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda) explores three days in the characters’ lives in the New York City Latino neighborhood of Washington Heights. Through the infectious music of hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music, the story brings to vibrant life the joys, sorrows, struggles, successes, and the ultimate perseverance that comes with being a family, a neighborhood, a community. Experience life: In the Heights.

Evening performances at 7:30pm on April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 and May 1 and 2. Matinees at 2:00pm on April 19, 25, 26 and May 2, 3.

Artistic Director Phillip Randall

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Phillip Randall

Phillip Randall began performing as a professional at the age of 6 and has worked on stages in 48 of the 50 states, as well as in England and Canada as an actor, production manager and director.

He has produced four motion pictures and served as artistic director for five theatre companies, with Seattle Musical Theatre now being the 6th. He was seen as an actor in Seattle in the first four seasons of the Fifth Avenue in the 90s and in the Seattle classic, Angry Housewives, at the Pioneer Square Theatre, before moving to Las Vegas to become the PSM for the Rockettes, followed by the honor of working with Robert Goulet for 12 years.

On stage, he has directed Peter Marshall, Constance Towers, Robert Goulet, Ann Jillian, Leslie Easterbrook, Henry Darrow, Jan Clayton, Patricia Morison, Richard Deacon, Joanna Gleason, Jack Bannon, Oliver Platt, Rutina Wesley, and Matthew Gray Gubler.

He studied at the Pasadena Playhouse, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, the Second City and the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Musical Theatre Workshop.

VENUE

All performances in the 2019/20 season will be at The Shoreline Center: 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155

TICKETS

Tickets are priced $28-$55, youth (ages 0-12 years) tickets are $12. Subscriptions and group sales are available.

Tickets can be purchased from the SMT website at or at the door 30 minutes prior to opening.

SEATTLE MUSICAL THEATRE – HISTORY

Seattle Musical Theatre (SMT) was founded as Seattle Civic Light Opera (CLO) in 1977 by a group of Seattle opera enthusiasts, including Joan Galstaun and Barbara McHargue. With a keen interest in offering theatre to North Seattle communities, they pooled personal resources, located a venue above a music store in Northgate, (Heritage Theatre), and launched CLO’s first season with German composer Johann Strauss’ “The Gypsy Baron”.

By 1978, the venue was running at capacity, so the troupe moved to the 750-seat auditorium in the Jane Addams School in Lake City. In response to audience requests, CLO began including contemporary musicals as part of their 1980 season. CLO remained at the Jane Addams stage through 2002 until the K-8 program moved into the building.

From 2002 to 2004 CLO operated, temporarily, from the Shoreline Center, while pursuing a contract for the theatre in Magnuson Park. It was during this time (2004) that a rebranding campaign for SMT was launched. In 2008 the new Seattle Musical Theatre moved into Building 47 of the Historic Magnuson Park with a 10-year lease.

When the City of Seattle decided to put the building out to bid in late 2018 to attract investors, the SMT board began a venue search that brings the company back to Shoreline Center for the 2019 holiday season.



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Oh, my, I hope that's not an owl up there looking for prey!

Photo by Gloria Z Nagler



Wait, wait...I'M an owl!

(Olivia sometimes let her fear call the shots)

--Gloria Z Nagler





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Shorewood student named CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week

Steven Lin, CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week
Photo courtesy Seattle Seahawks,
CenturyLink, Inc. and KIRO Radio


The Seattle Seahawks, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) and KIRO Radio announced Steven Lin from Shorewood High School as week nine CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week.

Steven will be recognized on the field at CenturyLink Field during the Seahawks vs. Vikings game on December 2.

Steven, a senior at Shorewood High School, was selected the CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week based on his dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership and athletic performance.

Steven holds a 3.9 GPA and has spent four years at school studying Mandarin Chinese. Steven is involved in his community through tutoring at local elementary schools and helps organize events such as the local Halloween Carnival and Turkey Trot.

On the field, Steven serves as captain for both the tennis and track teams and received the Coaches Award two years in a row. When Steven is not busy tutoring, playing sports and studying, he is often found in the middle of the student section at other Shorewood sporting events cheering on his classmates.

Each student athlete will be recognized at his or her school in front of families, peers and teachers, as well as at a Seahawks game. Each winner will also receive a $1,000 grant to their school’s Athletic Department from the Seahawks along with media recognition, tickets and sideline passes to a Seahawks game, a customized football, and a customized 2019 Seahawks jersey. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to high schools over the course of the program.

More information and nominate an outstanding student athlete here



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