Photos: Christmas decor

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Photo by Seattle Poppy

There seem to be a lot more decorations this year than in previous years. Probably because of the LED lights - you can afford to power them and you can be guilt-free for being energy efficient.

There's also a lot more whimsy this year. Dragons, unicorns, and now minions. And why not?

Photo by Seattle Poppy

Anything that makes you smile is worthwhile.


Police confiscate guns from home of student who brought ammunition to Shorecrest - student is known to police for previous incidents

Police searching South Woods by Shorecrest High School
Photo courtesy KCSO

Thursday night, December 12, 2019, the Shoreline PD served an Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) at the home of a 14 year old student who brought 200 rounds of ammunition to school on Monday.

Several rifles and handguns from the home were surrendered to police. All were locked in safes inside the house and registered to the teen's parents. The firearms were the same caliber as the ammunition that the involved students had in their possession on Monday.

This is not the first interaction police have had with this juvenile. There was a past incident with firing a weapon through a wall, that almost hit a neighbor; threats to obtain weapons and threats to harm.

That significant history is why the application for an extreme risk protection order was granted by a judge. 

Five specially trained dogs searched the school
grounds and surrounding area on Wednesday
Photo courtesy KCSO

At this point, no criminal charges have been filed pertaining to this incident and we have not uncovered any specific threats towards the school or students.

Shoreline Police have been working closely with Shoreline Public School's administration, the Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of the students.

KCSO conducted several thorough searches of the school and surrounding area, including South Woods, using five specially trained ammunition and explosives detection dogs. No additional ammunition or weapons were found.

The ammunition was discovered on Monday by school staff. Subsequent stories of threats and weapons were rumors. Kellogg Middle School was locked for a few minutes but was not otherwise involved.

Shorecrest High School was in lock down for several hours on Monday, then closed on Wednesday for the extended search. Nothing was found in either search.

The school district central office said "Please join us in extending our appreciation to all of our law enforcement partners and school staff for all they have done this week to investigate this matter and keep our school community safe."


Taproot Theater at City Calvary chapel on Saturday - free admission

City Calvary Chapel is hosting Taproot Theater's production of a one act play called "SHOEMAKER'S CHRISTMAS" this Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00pm.

Once upon a time, there was a gifted shoemaker and his wife. Hard times hit their village and the generous shoemaker gave away his last pair of shoes to someone in need. Left with just a few scraps of leather, the couple goes to bed uncertain of their future.

Overnight, as if by magic, their luck turns when a mysterious pair of shoes appears on their counter. But if the shoemaker didn’t make the shoes, who did?

Adapted from Grimm’s fairytales, Shoemaker’s Christmas is a humbly comedic reminder that spreading kindness and generosity is worth more than gold.

FREE admission and all are welcome.

The chapel is located at 15211 15th Ave NE, Shoreline.


Putting the "Lake" in Lake Forest Park: City to acquire lakefront property for park

New park for Lake Forest Park
Photo from Windermere listing

By Tracy Furutani
Special to Shoreline Area News

The Lake Forest Park City Council approved the acquisition of two acres of waterfront property on Lake Washington for a city park. The site, located at 17345 and 17347 Beach Drive, is currently on the market for $5 million. This purchase would be the latest in a series of parkland acquisitions by the city over the last two years.

The environmental advocacy organization Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy) will hold the right to purchase the land for two years, during which time Lake Forest Park will marshal funds to purchase the property, according to city administrator Phillip Hill.

Half of the land’s price will come from the King County Parks Levy, which county voters approved in August, he said. The immediate cost to the city is a $250,000 opportunity fee, for which there will be a budget amendment proposed in January.

Council member John Resha introduced the park acquisition resolution, and he credited King County Council Chair Rod Dembowski for his assistance in this project. Local resident Mike Dee was also acknowledged for his role in gathering information.


North City Water District rate adjustments for 2020

North City Water District Administration building
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

From North City Water District 

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at 3:00pm, North City Water District’s Board of Commissioners will be meeting to discuss proposed new water utility rates for 2020.

The City of Seattle owns and operates two watersheds—Cedar River and Tolt—which serve as the source of water for much of our region. North City Water District is one of 16 utility purveyors that purchases this water from the City of Seattle, representing approximately 20% of our overall operating budget.

In 2017, we and the 15 other purveyors worked for over 6 months with Seattle Public Utilities on their wholesale water rate study to determine reasonable cost increases, which would be implemented over a 3-year period beginning in 2018. The final agreed-upon increase was 16.5% — depending on the quantity of water used, and the time of year it was sourced — spread out over three years.

Despite this steady increase in the cost of our water, North City Water District was able to avoid a rate increase in 2018. In 2019, we were required to raise rates 4% across the board.

This year, after two years of working on our Water System Plan, along with a subsequent and comprehensive Cost of Service Study, we have identified that our overall operating budget needs to increase by another 4%.

However, we uncovered an interesting fact while doing the Cost of Service Study: our operational costs have shifted over time, in relationship to recent growth, as well as increased water conservation efforts.

Rates that Reflect Water Conservation

Because many of our customers are conserving water now, our Board of Commissioners wanted to recognize this with a new fourth rate tier for single family residences, which will collect revenues based on their water usage habits.

The new proposed rates for 2020 can be found here* and will be discussed at our Board of Commissioners meeting, which is open to the public, on December 17, 2019 @ 3:00pm in our main conference room at 1519 NE 177th Street, Shoreline, WA 98155.

RCW 57.08.005(11) authorizes North City Water District to fix rates and charges. If you would like to see more about our Budget or Cost of Service Study, click here, and/or fee free to call our office if you have questions at 206-362-8100.

*This link will open up a PDF document created with Adobe® Acrobat®. Most newer web browsers already contain the software to view and download this, however if you need it, click here to download it for free.

North City Water District serves east Shoreline and west Lake Forest Park.


Scam of the day: Don't buy "insurance" from Aliera

The Office of the Insurance Commissioner says:
Don't be fooled by internet-based Aliera and its attempts to sell what it wants consumers to think is insurance. 
It's not, and Aliera isn't a legit health care sharing ministry, which is why Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler isn't allowing them to sell in Washington.

When you have questions about insurance, check with the Office of the State Insurance Commissioner.


Wrestling: A rough week for Shorecrest but they showed their mental toughness

Shorecrest Dual Meet Results vs Cascade High School and Jackson High School

A scoreboard captures wins and losses, but sometimes the scoreboard is not a true measure of a team's potential or an individuals' growth. 

Shorecrest lost contests to both Cascade High School and Jackson High School Thursday night by 6 points and 18 points respectively. However, there was still something special that happened on those mats.

It had been a rough week for Shorecrest High School Wrestling. The squad lost a dual meet to Mariner High School last week, its first debut of the season, with many of the athletes rusty from the off-season and not quite ready for competition. 

And then with a school lockdown on Monday and a school closure on Wednesday, there were missed practices and other various eligibility issues. However, despite some holes in the varsity line-up and emerging from a cloud of anxiety related to the lockdown, Shorecrest put its best foot forward.

New to the varsity line-up for the first time ever was Gauge Basile (Sophmore), who loves being on the team, but has not seen much varsity action. Despite his inexperience, he went out into the tough weight class of 138lbs and filled the spot for a team mate who was not eligible. The fact he was willing to make that effort, despite going against far more experienced wrestlers, inspired the rest of the team. 

Other wrestlers new to the varsity line up were Mathew Curtis (Freshman), Aiden Didio (Sophmore) and Connor Carrell (Senior) who showed a lot of effort and improvement last night. All three of these wrestlers deserve a "fire in the belly" award. Carrell in particular seems to have "Drank the Kool-Aid" this year as he has been going into the weight room every morning at 6:30am to work on his conditioning.

Another honorable mention is George Fernandez (Freshman), who weighs in at under 90lbs, but wrestled up to 106lbs to represent Shorecrest against David Fairwell of Jackson High School. Fernandez wrestled tough during his varsity match up and also was able to get some valuable JV experience in last night as well.

The bottom line is this: at its best the sport of wrestling teaches mental and physical toughness. Considering what these Shorecrest athletes went through at school this week, and from what I saw on the mat last night, these kids are definitely benefiting from those lessons.

- Sean Rhodes
Assistant Wrestling Coach, Shorecrest High School

Individual and team scores are listed below:

Shorecrest HS (30) vs Jackson HS (48)

106: David Fairwell (JHS) pinned George Fernandez (SC) 1:38
113: Thomas Rhodes (SC) pinned Maggie Telford (JHS) 3:30
120: Joseph Martinez (SC) pinned Isaiah Lyadnov
126: Andres Haugen (JHS) win by Forfeit
132: Matt Kastelle (JHS) pinned Matthew Curtis (SC) 3:24
138: Cris Wilson (JHS) pinned Gauge Basile (SC) 0:48
145: Kaiya Conway-Yasuyama (SC) pinned Larry Georger (JHS) 1:46
152: Charles Immendorf (JHS) pinned Aiden Didio (SC) 3:10
160: Trentyn Good (SC) pinned George Lansana (JHS) 1:20
170: Xavier Wilkening-Joly (JHS) pinned Trey Hill (SC) 1:41
182: Ian Mortensen (SC) pinned Evan Johnson (JHS) 0:50
195: Jesse Juarez (JHS) pinned Connor Carrell (SC) 1:03
220: Double Forfeit
HWT: Ian Gurr (JHS) pinned Jordan Glesener (SC) 2:00

Shorecrest HS (36) vs Cascade HS (42)

106: George Fernandez (SC) win by Forfeit
113: Thomas Rhodes (SC) win by Forfeit
120: Kevin Jacks (CCHS) pinned Joseph Martinez (SC) 5:15
126: Vinh Ngo (CCHS) win by Forfiet
132: Nam Ngo (CCHS) pinned Matthew Curtis (SC) 2:58
138: Jeremy Delop (CCHS) pinned Gauge Basile (SC) 1:44
145: Aiden Didio (SC) def. Carlos Garcia (CCHS) 10-5
152: Kaiya Conway-Yasuyama (SC) def. Connor Olson (CCHS) 8-6
160: Trentyn Good (SC) pinned Sebastian Gordon (CCHS) 0:53
170: Christian Pedro (CCHS) pinned Trey Hill (SC) 1:12
182: Ian Mortensen (SC) pinned Kirill Bredekin (CCHS) 1:00
195: Alan Garcia (CCHS) pinned Connor Carrell (SC) 4:48
220: Dimas Dingdell (CCHS) win by Forfeit
HWT: Jordan Glesener (SC) pinned Jesse Dinh (CCHS) 1:45


Toy Drive reaches goal - thanks the community

Shoreline Firefighters thank the community
for supporting the toy drive
Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire

WE DID IT! We are so grateful for the outpouring of community support to make this year’s toy drive a success!

On Saturday all 579 children who registered will receive gifts.

We are no longer accepting donations but if you have items to contribute our friends at Hopelink will still put them to good use in the community.

Thank You Everyone!

--Shoreline Firefighters

Hopelink Shoreline Food Bank and Emergency Services

17837 Aurora Avenue N.
Shoreline, Washington 98133
P: 206.440.7300



The City of Shoreline gets a community court

Friday, December 13, 2019

Community Court will be held at Shoreline City Hall
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

By Jamie Holter

On January 7, 2020, the City of Shoreline, in partnership with King County District Court and a long list of community partners, will open the doors on a new type of court for those who have committed low-level crimes, such as misdemeanor theft, drug offense, and property crimes.

Community court is an innovative approach that holds people accountable for what they’ve done AND addresses the underlying issues that contributed to their crime, issues like substance use, homelessness, and mental or behavioral health issues.

Research and recidivism statistics show that low-level offenders who get the help they need are less likely to reoffend.

It works like this: the person is arrested and identified by the Shoreline Prosecutor. The city defense attorney and other parties, including the King County District Court judge and the arresting officer, have the option of referring the suspect to community court.

If the person agrees, they receive a needs assessment and then go before a judge. The judge, with prosecutors and defense attorneys, decides what specific support the defendant needs and what classes he/she must take. The person is also required to complete community service.

If the program participant completes the required work, like attend substance use therapy for a designated time or gets specific medical treatment, charges are dismissed.

“These people are in our community before and after they are taken into custody,’ said Callista Welbaum, Therapeutic Courts Manager for King County. 
“They can either go to jail, get no help and be released back into our community OR they can get the help, succeed, and then be released back into the community.”

Data shows the entire community is better off if they get help because they are less likely to reoffend.

Community court will be open on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30pm at City Hall.

“Sometimes the criminal justice system can seem like a revolving door,” said Shoreline Mayor Will Hall. “A handful of people getting arrested, going to court, going to jail, getting out, and getting arrested again. Once the cycle begins, it can be hard to break.
“For non-violent offenders with mental health issues, substance abuse issues, and extreme poverty, the system doesn’t work because it doesn’t address the root causes of the criminal behavior. If we can intervene and provide the right assistance at the right time, we can break the cycle and make our community safer.”

Here is the best part. It’s not JUST for court participants. Support is available to all community members at a Shoreline Community Resource Center that will operate in conjunction with community court.

Each week, at Shoreline City Hall, community partners will set up shop to help all comers. Here is a short list of services that will be available at this location.
  • DSHS programs
  • Job readiness, job searches, resumes, and temporary work
  • Mental health and substance use disorder help and support
  • Dispute resolution and civil legal matters
  • Going back to school: GED, HS, or college
  • Reduced fare bus passes (at Hopelink, across the street from city hall)
  • Emergency food and food bank info
  • Housing assistance and shelter referrals
  • Info about free cell phone services
  • Library cards and services

Not every service will be available every Tuesday. Once the schedule is set, the city will post it on the website and at the Resource Center.

The City of Shoreline will be the third community court to come online. The Community Court in Burien opened in February 2019. The Redmond court opened in April 2018. Both have managed hundreds of cases and provided thousands of service hours.


Cartoon by Whitney Potter: North Pole

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


Jobs: City of Shoreline

Job announcements from the City of Shoreline

Extra Help – Camp Directors

We are seeking two (2) Camp Directors for our School's Out program and Camp Shoreline summer program. This position is "open until filled" with first application review date: December 23rd.

Scope of Work

Provide staff/volunteer supervision and leadership at City of Shoreline sponsored preschool-school aged Camps taking place during Shoreline School District breaks, including summer. Act as lead for entire camp and work with one or more camp leaders to plan activities and lead participants in a variety of activities, including visual and performing arts, sports, creative movement, team and individual games and special events. Position will work a maximum of 40 hours each week during summer camp with planning hours, as needed, prior to camps as well as have the option of working camps throughout the school year.

Job description and application

Extra Help – Teen Program Leader

We have three (3) open Teen Program Leader positions in our Youth and Teen Development Program. In this position you will serve as a positive role model for youth by helping to plan, lead and participate in activities that reach and respond to the changing needs of youth in our community.

Scope of Work

Provide leadership at all city sponsored teen program events. Assist in sports, music, arts and environmental program development for youth in middle and high school, up to 18 years old. Must have the ability to work late afternoon, evening and/or weekends 10-20 hours per week.

Description and application


Shoreline Community College will receive $100,000 from the state for emergency grant funding for students

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline Community College has been notified that they will receive $100,000 from the state for student emergency grant funds.

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is distributing nearly $2 million statewide, earmarked to help students pay for unexpected bills and basic living expenses, like emergency car repairs, medical bills, food, childcare, transportation, rent and utilities.

The Student Emergency Assistance Grant Program, established under HB 1893, was passed in the 2019 legislative session. Sen. Frockt and Rep. Valdez, both representing the 46th legislative district, were prime sponsors.

Sixteen community and technical colleges, including Shoreline, will receive awards over a two-year period.
Last year, seven in 10 community college students nationwide experienced food or housing insecurity, according to a 2019 national survey by the Hope Center.

“So many of our students are living on the edge. An unexpected car repair or medical bill can force them to drop out of college,” said Jan Yoshiwara, executive director of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. 
“These grants recognize that living expenses are a type of educational expense; they go hand-in-hand. These grants will help students stay in school and achieve their dreams.”

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges is led by a governor-appointed board and provides leadership, advocacy, and coordination for Washington’s system of 34 public community and technical colleges. Each year, about 363,000 students train for the workforce, prepare to transfer to a university, gain basic math and English skills, or pursue continuing education.


Join us for the Wonder of Christmas at RBCC on Sunday

We are located at the corner of NW Richmond Beach Rd. and 15th Ave NW

THIS SUNDAY!! December 15th—Spontaneous Children's Christmas 10am

Following the service, coffee hour will be a Christmas extravaganza. There will be the popular Cocoa Bar, with hot chocolate and your choice of many accouterments (whipped cream, sprinkles, peppermint sticks, plus marshmallows for the traditionally minded).

You will get another Christmas mug to take home. Santa will be there on his decorated bench and family pictures will be taken.


Scam of the week: Your iCloud account has been compromised

By Diane Hettrick

I don't know if this scam was widespread or if I was being singled out for torment. I still have a landline. It's main purpose these days is to collect spam - but family members occasionally call, the line is free, and I have a sentimental attachment to it so I keep it.

My sentiments were not printable on Wednesday when I fielded at least 12 robocalls to tell me that my iCloud account had been breeched and I should check with Apple Support.

Of course the Caller ID was spoofed to say Apple but I expect that these days. Quality control on spam is getting much more diligent.

It was a soft sell message, very calm and polite. I could contact Apple Support or if I wanted, I could press 2 to be connected to a support agent.

After 7-8 calls, NoMoRobo finally kicked in and started terminating the calls.

But now I was curious, so I called the UVillage Apple store. Their greeting message was a warning about spam calls mentioning Apple.

I talked to a rep, who said there were no issues with iCloud, the call was spam, but if I was worried I could change my Apple ID password.

Thursday we only got a couple of the usuals "Hi, this is Ashley! I'm a home advisor on a recorded line..."

Back to normal.


Local music is year-round and here's how to find it

From The Music in Shoreline Committee

If you have been around Shoreline for any amount of time, you are likely familiar with the Concerts in the Park that are sponsored by the fabulous Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, or the phenomenal North City Jazz Walk that happens every summer.

What you might NOT be aware of is the incredibly rich history of music in this City, or the incredible live music you can catch on most nights.

We are aiming to solve that.

A group of music industry heavy hitters, local venue owners, musicians, and music lovers have decided that you should know how rich the music scene in Shoreline is. And we invite you to contribute.

MusicInShoreline not only has a common calendar for live music in Shoreline, it also has pages that hold local talent, music instructors, details about our amazing venues, and information about the legendary recording studios within our borders.

An e-blast comes out weekly to alert subscribers to music on tap for the week, things to put on your calendar, and shows that Shoreline talent is playing outside our city limits.

To subscribe, shoot an email to or use this link to view this week's and subscribe that way.

We are very excited to promote our local venues and talent. If you are a Shoreline-based music teacher, musician, band, or other resource, or you know one we should include, please email us!


Wrestling: Shorewood wins double dual with one point victory over Jackson

Shorewood had its first home wrestling meet on Thursday when they hosted Cascade and Jackson in a double dual.

The Thunderbirds faced off against Cascade in the first match and things could hardly have gone better. 

Senior Devin Leach began the contest with a first round pin in the 160 pound bout. Next up was Junior Cole Becker, who barely broke a sweat as he needed a measly 15 seconds to toss his opponent to his back and pin him. 

Four more first round pins followed for the T-birds as they raced out to a 36-0 lead in the team score. Shorewood senior Kody Carpenter finished the match by also pinning his opponent, in the first round, as Shorewood routed Cascade 72-6.

In the second match of the night Shorewood took on Jackson. The Timberwolves from Everett gave quick notice that they would not be pushed around by grabbing a 6-0 lead win a pin in the first bout. 

Shorewood rallied behind pins from sophomore RJ Bucheit who bumped up a weight class at 182 pounds and freshman Hunter Tibodeau, plus a forfeit at 220 pounds to take an 18-6 lead. 

Jackson responded by taking three straight weights themselves to grab a 21-18 lead. 

After a pin by Quincy Laflin at 120 pounds briefly took the lead back for Shorewood, Jackson scored 14 straight team points for a 35-24 lead with only three weights left.

Seniors Curt Tanaka at 145 pounds and Kody Carpenter at 152 pounds each gutted out huge decisions to pull Shorewood within 5 points with one match to go.

As the gym cheered Thunderbird Devin Leach stepped out for the final match. With an aggressive takedown Leach took down his opponent in just seconds and quickly turned him over for a pin to give his team a narrow 36-35 victory.

Shorewood Record: WESCO South 0-0, Overall 3-0

Shorewood 72 - Cascade 6
@ Shorewood High School

106: Double forfeit
113: Cossette Lumsden SW win by forfeit
120: Quincy Laflin SW pinned Kevin Jacks 1:04
126: Vinh Ngo CHS win by forfeit
132: Isaac Van Horn SW pinned Jeremy Delep 3:10
138: Aidan Jung SW pinned Nam Ngo 3:59
145: Curt Tanaka SW pinned Carlos Garcia 3:10
152: Kody Carpenter SW pinned Connor Olson 1:23
*160: Devin Leach SW pinned Sebastian Giordan 1:04
170: Cole Becker SW pinned Kirill Bredikhan 0:15
182: Max Null SW pinned Christian Leyva-Prieto 0:56
195: Hunter Tibodeau SW pinned Alan Garcia 1:17
220: Isaac Kabuchi SW pinned Dimas Mingenfel 1:00
285: Tom Bert SW pinned Jesse Dinh 0:59

Shorewood 36 - Jackson 35
@ Shorewood High School

106:David Fairwell JK win by forfeit
113: Maggie Telford JK pinned Cossette Lumsden 0:39
120: Quincy Laflin SW pinned Isaiah Lyadnov 0:32
126: Anders Haugen JK win by forfeit
132: Matt Kastelle JK dec. Aidan Jung 12-9
138: Cris Wilson JK tech. fall Isaac Van Horn 16-0
145: Curt Tanaka SW dec. Larry Georger 9-5
152: Kody Carpenter SW dec. Charles Immendorf 13-7
160: Devin Leach SW pinned George Lansana 0:35
*170: Xavier Wilkening-Joly JK pinned Cole Becker 1:24
182: RJ Bucheit SW pinned Evan Johnson 0:26
195: Hunter Tibodeau SW pinned Jesse Juarez 1:17
220: Isaac Kabuchi SW win by forfeit
285: Iain Gurr JK dec. Tom Bert 6-4

--Clark Norton


Toy Drive almost at goal - books and Legos needed - one more day

Shoreline Fire is at 95% of goal for toy drive
Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire

With only Friday left to collect toys, Shoreline Fire is at 95% of their goal.

Thank you for all the support on Go Fund Me and walk-in toy donations. Toy and cash donations accepted through Friday at our fire stations. 

They are especially in need of books and legos. 

With only Friday left, the best way to help is to take toys or financial donations to one of the stations.

The GoFundMe site is still live. The Amazon Wish List is closed now.

The event, which is part of the community-wide Holiday Baskets event, will be held on Saturday. Families will be given food, and toys for the 579 children who are registered for the event.

The event still needs a lot more volunteers for Friday and Saturday. Skills, training, and experience are not necessary for most of the jobs - just the ability to lift and carry - and maybe bring your own hand truck.

Here's the sign-up list.


Lake Forest Park for Peace 17-year Anniversary on December 14, 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Photo by by Colleen Arima

Lake Forest Park for Peace members will celebrate their 17-year anniversary on Saturday, December 14, at the street corner of Bothell Way NE (SR 522) and Ballinger Way NE (SR 104) from 11am to noon. Members will also meet at the Lake Forest Park Town Center from noon to 2pm. All are welcome.

Lake Forest Park for Peace was formed on December 14, 2002 in opposition to the ongoing war in Afghanistan and the upcoming Iraq War. Members have publicly demonstrated for peace on over 880 consecutive Saturdays as well as demonstrating at hundreds of other events

Members held a candlelight vigil for peace on the evening of March 20, 2003 when a driver stopped to inform them that the U.S. had just started its bombing campaign for the invasion of Iraq.

John Makey, who has attended the Lake Forest Park vigil since it first began, stated, “We represent a living democracy—placing ourselves and our demands for a peaceful society into the public arena.”

In March 2011, Lake Forest Park for Peace members donated a Peace Pole to the City of Lake Forest Park which marks a permanent call for peace at the Bothell Way NE and Ballinger Way NE street corner.

Photo by Colleen Arima

On Monday, December 9, 2019, the Washington Post released the first of a six-part series, titled, The Afghanistan Papers A secret history of the war, based upon court-released federal records. The 2,000 pages of interviews revealed that “senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable.”

Since 2001, more than 775,000 U.S. troops have deployed to Afghanistan, many repeatedly. Of those, 2,300 died there and 20,589 were wounded in action, according to Defense Department figures.

Political leaders now express shock and alarm with some in the U.S. Senate calling for an investigation. Meanwhile, Congress is preparing to pass a $738 billion National Defense Authorization Act, ensuring for more endless wars and establishing a sixth branch of the armed forces, U.S. Space Force, to further advance weapons in space. And as our President proposes sending 14,000 troops more troops to the Middle East.

Please join with us.


Services for Barnetty Kushner Sunday at the Shoreline Elks

Barnetty Kushner
Barnetty Kushner, 41, passed peacefully on December 2, 2019 at 10:55am surrounded by beloved friends and family at NW Hospital in Seattle, WA. Her amazing spirit and determination were on full display as she waged a four-year battle with her nemesis, cancer. 

Born on November 11, 1978 in Costa Rica, her father moved the family to the United States on July 4, 1980. Graduating from Golden Valley High school in 1996, her signature adventurous spirit inspired her to move to Seattle, Washington in 2006 to find her groove. 

Like her parents she loved the fashion industry and was soon working part time as a personal shopper at Macy's department stores. Less than a year after settling in Seattle she met the love of her life and long-time partner Joshua Watt.

With her education in Business, she soon advanced in the ranks at Allstate insurance where she became a top selling agent with the company. That drive sparked her entrepreneur spirit when she started her own business with LulaRoe and soon grew her business and became a sponsor and mentored others.

Most importantly, Barnetty devoted her magnanimous life to her family and friends, but most of all, her favorite role was Mom to her beloved son Vincent, born in 2008.

Spend five minutes with Barnetty, and you would know three things. She loved her son more than anyone has ever loved their child, she had a heart so huge the whole world could fit in it and she had a smile and a laugh that could melt ice and warm any heart.

She also made everyone around her feel at home. Barnetty had a special gift of making people feel loved and accepted for who they were. As friends of Barnetty, we recognized there was an energy, an aura that enveloped you when you were with her. She made you feel special. She made you feel wanted, and she made you feel like you mattered.

It is Barnetty's gifts of friendship and our love for her that we will carry in our hearts always. As an homage to her life and passing, we strive to emulate her love and kindhearted nature to all we meet. May we remember the love she gave us and may we pass it forward like a ripple. 

Barnetty is survived by her long-time partner Joshua, son Vincent, mother Jetty, step father Eddy, and brothers Kevin, Abner, Jamie and David. She was preceded in death by her father Fred and sister Lisa.

Barnetty was most concerned with the welfare of young Vincent and Josh should she pass. Josh has spent the last few years dedicated solely to caring for her and Vincent in her time of need. To honor her final request of taking care of the family, please consider donating to either a GoFundMe site or to MealTrain 

The memorial is scheduled on Sunday, December 15th at  2:00pm at the Shoreline Elks Lodge, 14625 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155.  

Feel free to bring a dessert to share.


Lake Forest Park Rotary donates to the Hope Center for homeless youth

LFP Rotary Members donate to Youth Care Hope Center
Photo courtesy LFP Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Lake Forest Park presented a check for $3,270 to the Hope Center to support homeless youth during the holiday.

The Club has an ongoing project to support homeless youth, led by George Piano and his team (pictured). George is second from right.


Chermak Construction donates to Vision House

Vision House has apartments for people with children
Support services include child care, counseling,
readiness to work classes
Photo courtesy Vision House

Edmonds remodeling company Chermak Construction, Inc. recently held its annual holiday party.

Part of the celebration always includes a raffle of donated items with proceeds going to a local charity.

This year the company raised $ 3,210 for the Vision House transitional housing program in Shoreline.

Vision House is a social service agency that has been working with homeless parents with children since 1990 to help break the cycle of homelessness.

Vision House Executive Director Melissa Gehrig said that “Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of the staff at Chermak Construction for providing an opportunity for life change to families experiencing homelessness at Vision House. I love that your company is making a lifelong difference.”

Noah France, President of Chermak Construction, said that 
“Vision House has developed a successful program that brings hope and healing to homeless families. We are glad to be able to give back to the community that has supported us for four decades.”

Special thanks to Jim Coshow and Dunn Lumber for their generous support. Other donors this year included: B2 Structural Engineering, BIG E Ales, Brenda Brown of Sound Anti-Aging Solutions, The Seattle Barkery, Cat Shiveley, Chermak Construction, Chic-Fil-A of Lynnwood, Chris Hamilton of AFLAC, Michelle Croffut, Jane Ellison, Ferguson Enterprises, Al & Karen Forsberg, Noah and Dominique France, Richard and Andra Lawrence, Novus Coffee, Rite Painting, Samuel Madden/Two Morrows Design, Stephanye Smith, Veritas Millwork and Kayla Zaic.


Amber Alert resolved when children are found and father is arrested

State Patrol located the vehicle in the Amber Alert
on I-90 and arrested the father
Photo courtesy WSP

The children who were the subject of the Amber Alert that set off alarms on our phones and television were found safe in Cheney, Spokane County on Tuesday evening, and their father was arrested by Washington State Patrol.

The parents had been ordered to turn the children over to Child Protective Services after a judge ruled that the children were in danger in their home. Instead the parents took the children across state, while police and state patrol mounted an all-out search for them, based on a description of their Bouncer motor home.

State Patrol blocked off I-90
during the arrest.
Photo courtesy WSP

Washington State Patrol across the I-90 corridor had been looking for this vehicle since 4:30am to arrest the male driver for Violation of a Protection Order and threats to harm.

The driver, who is the children's father, was arrested without incident and transported to the King County Jail to meet Seattle police to be booked.

The children’s parents were questioned and released, pending further action from the courts. The children ranged in age from 7 to 16,


Notes from Shoreline Council meeting December 9, 2019

Shoreline City Hall
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Shoreline City Council Meeting 
December 9, 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

The City hosted a free community viewing of the documentary film Motherload as part of its fostering of Shoreline as a bicycle friendly community. This is a documentary film about cargo bikes. (Cargo bikes are simply bikes that are specially made to carry more than just their rider. They can be used for carrying children or pets, running errands, and for business/pac.) 46 people attended with 8 people arriving on bikes.

Solstice Stroll at Kruckeberg Botanic Garden 4:30-8:30pm Fridays through Sundays Dec 13-15 and 20-22. See the garden aglow with lights during the darkest nights of the year. Parking is available at the Richmond Beach Congregational church with a free shuttle. Admission is free but a $10 donation is encouraged. The garden will be closed during regular hours on the dates of this event.

Dec 14 from 5 to 8pm at Shoreline City Hall. Celebrate the Art Opening of Lucy Garnett: “Notations.” This solo exhibition presents themes of migration, music, health and family.

Join Volunteer Work Parties at Twin Ponds and Hamlin Parks Saturdays Dec 14 and 21. Check the City’s online calendar for times, meeting places and additional information.

Public Reminders

The Planning Commission will meet on Thursday, December 19 and Thursday January 2 at 7:00pm in the Council Chamber.

This is the last meeting before the Council’s winter recess. The next Council meeting will take place on Monday, Jan 6, 2020.

Holiday Closures

Spartan Rec Center and Shoreline Pool will close at noon on Dec 24 and Dec 31.
Shoreline City Hall, Spartan Rec Center and Shoreline Pool will be closed Dec 25 and Jan 1.

The Shoreline City Council and City staff wish everyone Happy Holidays!

Shoreline School District Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) members were introduced: Bella, Laureen, Esther, Hayley, Caden, Eliana, and Sam. They are representing Kellogg and Einstein Middle Schools, and Shorecrest and Shorewood High Schools. Sue Mautz is their advisor.

Last year they met with representatives of the City to state their concerns for the safety of members of LGBTQ youth. There is no community meeting place in Shoreline. Lambert House (1818 - 15th Ave, Seattle) which empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through the development of leadership, social, and life skills.) is an hour bus ride from Shoreline. These young people need something closer. They made and sold necklaces resulting in $827.87 presented to the City. They want to partner with the City and youth and teen development programs to facilitate one community resource night at City Hall to offer area families the opportunity to learn and grow and to partner for the third annual Pride Prom in June.

Council gave the speakers a standing ovation.

Council Reports

Deputy Mayor McConnell attended the monthly Seashore Transportation Forum. They received a report from the Puget Sound Clean Air Electrification-Transportation Board. Although Shoreline is way ahead of the regional curve, we still have a long way to go. Electrical vehicles was the focus of the meeting. There was a map showing where the charging stations are and which ones provide faster charging. The range of electric vehicles continues to increase (200 to 300 miles on a single charge). Upfront costs are mostly handled through federal tax incentives. We need to look at more options to get us off of diesel and gas dependencies.

Councilmember Chang attended the KingCo Regional Transit Committee special meeting. They have adopted the mobility framework that Metro has been working on for the past year. It was put together by a 23 member equity cabinet addressing people who come from historically underrepresented populations (people of color, low income, immigrants, refugees and the disabled). These are guidelines for how Metro is going to incorporate innovation, how it’s going to develop its workforce, and what its priorities are for service. As Metro works on long range guidelines, equity will be a big part of Metro’s decisions.

Mayor Hall announced that the city Council had their annual dinner meeting with the Council of Neighbors, with representatives of all 14 neighborhoods attending. It was a great meeting.

Note: At this time Councilmember Chang left the Chamber because, as she indicated last week, she is recusing herself from the Action Item. 

Action item: Land use designation

Public Comment regarding Amendment #1 Change the land use designation from medium density residential to mixed-use 2 and change the Zoning from Residential, 8 units/acre (R-8) to Community Business (CB) of Two Parcels at 1510 and 1517 NE 170th Street,

And/or #3 Amend Comprehensive Plan Policy LU2 to allow for professional offices in the R- 8 and R-12 zones.

Speakers opposed

Tom Poitras, Shoreline
Brian Ellsworth, Shoreline
John McCoy, Shoreline
Mark Rettmann, Save Shoreline Neighborhoods
Yoshiko Saheki, Shoreline

Speakers in support

Duana Kolouskova, Attorney for IronsBC
Joseph Irons, Shoreline
Venetia Irons, Shoreline
Melissa Irons, Shoreline

Speakers in support of Amendment #2, Update Natural Environment Goal V by limiting greenhouse gas emissions to 1.5° C of global warming above pre-industrial levels.

Lee Keim, Shoreline
Bill Dwyer, Shoreline

Other subjects

Kathleen Russell, Shoreline. Opposed to cutting down 133 mature trees along Dayton Ave and N 155th and 160th as City requires for the move of the Dept of Ecology to the DOT location.

Kristi McGee, Shoreline. Shoreline is a tree city. Even our city logo has trees in it. Why are these trees being cut down?

The following speakers do not approve of Shoreline Community College demolishing the building where the Dental Hygiene Program is located without a viable plan to relocate the program. Demolition of this building planned for January 2020 will be devastating to the students and the 2,500 patients/year, many without dental insurance, who rely on the students for their care. SCC offers one of the most respected dental hygiene programs in the state with jobs in Shoreline available to graduates.
  • Dr. Eric Hamako, Shoreline resident, professor at Shoreline Community College, president of the faculty’s union
  • Nikki Honey, Bothell resident who has worked for SCC for 19 years.
  • Katie Fleming, Lynnwood Dental Hygienist, Senior Lead professor at SCC
  • Dental hygiene students: Leah Royal, Edmonds, President of dental hygiene class of 2021, and Deana VP of dental hygiene class of 2021 who currently lives in Sea-Tac
The agenda was approved unanimously. 6-0
The Consent Calendar was adopted, without discussion, unanimously. 6-0


Action Item 8(a) Adoption of Ordinance No. 881 – 2019 Comprehensive Plan Annual Docket Amendments to the Shoreline Comprehensive Plan and Concurrent Rezone

Steven Szafran, AICP, Senior Planner provided the staff report

This is a continuation of the Dec 2 meeting where Council asked for some clarification of Amendments 1 and 3 and asked staff to prepare two potential motions.

Amendment #1

The first clarification had to do with setbacks and the attainable heights at 1510 and 1517 NE 170TH ST. Staff believes the highest potential height on each of the properties would be 50’.

Amendment #3 CUP (Conditional Use Permit). 

Questions included process (this amendment will follow the same procedure as any other Development Code Amendment), revocation (a CUP can be revoked for failure to comply with the conditions set forth in the approval), indexed criteria (any business that meets the SMC20.20.040 definition and any index criteria related to it may be approved as a Conditional Use in the R-8/R-12 zone), allowed uses (possible businesses could include a legal office, tax accountant, engineering firm or any other business consisting of licensed technical, scientific or academic professionals), and transfer of CUP (Washington Courts have recognized that land use permits are not personal, rather, they run with the land. However, looking at other cities/counties in Washington, while some do simply state CUPs run with land, others allow determination by the Hearing Examiner or City Council).

Any questions/Discussion:

Motion and 2nd to adopt Ordinance 881.

Thanks to staff and the planning commission for all of the work over the past year - a tremendous amount of work was involved including additional meetings for this volunteer commission.

Amendment # 2 Update Natural Environment Goal V by limiting greenhouse gas emissions to 1.5° C of global warming above pre-industrial levels.

This will mean a lot of work for staff and the City as we plan, as we must do, to control greenhouse gasses. The leading causes in Shoreline are transportation and buildings. We need to be leaders and do our part, making some sacrifices along the way. We need to either sacrifice now or leave it all to our kids and grandkids. We are going to be working with a lot of partners across the region and across the state.

This is an easy Amendment to pass but it will be hard to implement over the next few years. There will be tough decisions. We will need to balance the existing tree canopy with development and get people out of their cars. And fix the pool’s boiler to control the massive amount of hydrocarbons that are emitted every time the boiler comes on.

Move and second to add amendment #1 as prepared by staff:

I move to modify the Planning Commission’s recommendation and approve Amendment #1 changing the Comprehensive Land Use Designation and zoning of two parcels at 1510 and 1517 NE 170th Street from Medium Density Residential to Mixed-Use 2 and concurrently rezoning from R-8 to Community Business.

It is important to note the owners were out of compliance with current zoning, but the City told them what to do to correct it and they have done it. This discussion is the result. Shoreline’s economic goals include growing small business. The change does go with the Comprehensive Plan. There is existing land use conflict between the businesses along 15th and the residences behind them. The property that backs up against the 7-11 would be a tough place to live. But the solution is not to just move the problem further east. While we are interested in bringing in business, we need to consider neighborhood response. The CB (community zoning) component is a big jump.

Council is not allowed to weigh the importance of the IronsBC (the property owner) to the community, or to weigh how much we like or dislike IronsBC as individuals or a company, but to consider potential uses this change might create. When they move, in say 10 years when they’ve outgrown this spot, the Council existing at that time will be faced with the problems created by CB - community zoning..

Certainly things can be built that people in the neighborhood don’t like. For example every single residential lot could have a 3-story skinny house. There are a lot of things we can imagine if somebody wants to do something awful. Council must keep in perspective that we are talking about moving a boundary only 70’.

As an aside, one of tonight’s speakers referred to “secret meetings” with Councilmembers regarding this issue. Anyone can talk to Councilmembers. And Councilmembers can discuss issues, but cannot promise anything to anyone.

Vote supporting Amendment #1 fails by a vote of 2 to 4 (With Councilmembers Robertson, Scully, Roberts and Deputy Mayor McConnell dissenting).

Motion and second to amend #3 as prepared by staff

I move to modify the Planning Commission’s recommendation and approve Amendment #3 adding Professional Offices to the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Policy LU2.

We are talking about a professional office. If you look at the current use table, professional office is less invasive than an eating and drinking establishment and more consistent with broader goals.

There doesn’t appear to be a huge difference between what is already allowed and professional offices. Can Conditional Use Permits be revoked? Yes, but we may need to look at cleaning up the some of the code.

We want to provide to have a plan that is binding and that property owners have to follow for people who want to operate in a certain type of commercial business in a residential area. Right now, you can have a bar but not a doctor’s office. No lawyers offices but a counseling is ok. This is illogical. There are wineries run out of a garage that are allowed as a home based business. It makes sense to have professional offices included.

This is how laws are changed. An issue presents itself and comes before Council. Council obtains a staff report of current law, listens to everybody’s opinion, and tries to can come up with a compromise. We do not always support the decision of the planning commission that is made up of volunteers and is not an elected position.

Motion passes by a vote of 4-2 with Deputy Mayor McConnell and Councilmember Robertson dissenting.

Ordinance 881 as amended passes by unanimous vote of 6-0.

Meeting adjourned at 8:18pm


Friday the 13th Bingo Karaoke

Food, Beer, and Wine will definitely improve your singing - so come on down to the
Friday the 13th Bingo Karaoke at the Senior Center

$10 for 8 games
21 and over

Door open at 6pm and games are from 7 - 9pm

Southernmost building on Shoreline Center campus
18560 1st Ave NE
Lot of free parking

2nd Friday of the month - mark your calendars!


Shorecrest cleared to open Thursday on normal schedule after search by five K9 units

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Shorecrest High School
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The stories about the threat to Shorecrest were rumors and misinformation. 
There was no weapon.
There was no shooting planned. 
Kellogg was not involved.

However, there were students who brought 200 rounds of ammunition to the school, which was found by staff on Monday. The school was then locked down and searched. Kellogg was put in lock out for a few minutes simply because it is next door to Shorecrest.

Statement from Shoreline Public Schools:

We are writing to let you know that Shorecrest will be open tomorrow, Thursday, December 12 and will operate on a normal schedule. 

Law enforcement has assured us that there is no credible or substantiated threat to our students and staff; however, there will be an extra police presence on campus tomorrow to help students, staff and families feel comfortable in returning to school.

Below are the details of the alleged threat and investigation that we are able to share.

Tuesday evening, we received multiple tips that a gun was seen on campus on Friday, December 6, 2019 and that there was a shooting planned for Friday, December 13. 

Details of the tip claimed that the weapon was hidden in the South Woods (wooded area south of the school). 

Wednesday, a team of five ammunition and explosive detection dogs conducted a comprehensive search of the South Woods and the Shorecrest campus.
This was in addition to a search conducted by two detection dogs on Monday. They did not find any weapons or ammunition. 

School administrators and law enforcement also conducted dozens of interviews with students who had claimed to have heard about a weapon on campus.

After thorough interviews and investigation, it was determined the claims were the result of rumors and misinformation relating to the lockdown that occurred on Monday. 

Again, there has been no evidence that a weapon was on campus or that a threat to the school existed.

Monday’s lockdown was the result of the discovery of 200 rounds of ammunition by staff. Students involved were identified and contacted by police. They are subject to legal and disciplinary consequences.

There are two processes currently taking place with regard to these students — law enforcement’s criminal investigation, which may lead to criminal charges, and the school disciplinary process.

In terms of school discipline, we are not permitted by law to share disciplinary action. What we can share is that no student will be permitted on the Shorecrest campus or to return to Shorecrest campus if there is any safety concern. 

We take a very deliberate set of actions in conjunction with law enforcement, including a complete threat assessment process, to help guide our decision-making. 

What has happened this week was a very serious matter that impacted our entire community. We are taking it extremely seriously and have taken advantage of all the legal, and school disciplinary, actions available to us.

We know that these types of experiences can have a mental and emotional toll

We will have our counseling teams on hand to support students who need someone to talk to or to help process their feelings. Please encourage your child to seek this support out if you feel they would benefit from it. 

We know that you, as parents and guardians, have helped your children through many difficult or scary issues throughout their lives. It is still hard to do every time. 

Here is a link to our webpage with tips about talking to children about school threats from the National Association of School Psychologists that you can use in having your own conversations with your child about their feelings. 

You can also contact your school’s office to request any additional support your child may need.


Lucy Garnett: Notations opens this Saturday at Shoreline City Hall

Lucy Garnett: Notations opens this Saturday at Shoreline City Hall, 5:00 – 8:00pm, with a wide variety of media including large scale artwork, build-out installations in the corridor, sculpture, painting, print, and more. 

On view Monday - Friday through March 20, 2020. Event page

Oil on oak door
Lucy Garnett here.
About the artist

Lucy Garnett is an Anglo-Indian artist living in Seattle. She taught in Oxfordshire Primary schools 1995 - 2011, and from 2002 trained as a fine artist with De Montfort University. Her final degree piece From East to Western High Street was selected by internationally renowned gallery Modern Art Oxford for inclusion in a special graduates’ show for the South of England.

She works to understand complicated systems by breaking them down visually. Her musical pieces relay the experience of hours of practice, learning to play each piece of music. Her major themes include migration, human health, social justice, and family dynamics.

Lucy has been an active participant in the Seattle Artist League since its founding in 2016.


Live and Local: Saturday, December 14, 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, December 14, 2019 here's what's happening:

Brian Butler at Easy Monkey


Brian Butler Band - $7 cover - 8 - 10pm

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

Acclaimed musician Brian Butler plays bold blues and originals steeped in the ambiance of a gifted story teller. 

Never straying too far from his blues background, Brian has created an innovate sound that pays tribute to the classic blues while blending diverse musical influences.

Brian’s performances are energetic, inspiring and not-to-be-missed.

Stacy Jones at Grinders


Stacy Jones Band - 8-10:30pm - $10 cover
Reservations highly recommended: call 206-542-0627. And call if you can't make your reservations!

19811 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline 98133

Stacy Jones is continually nominated for “Best of the Blues” awards in songwriting, performance, harmonica, guitar and winning the 2018 “Best Band” award plus nine other “Best of the Blues Awards from the Washington Blues Society including Best Female Vocalist, Blues harmonica, Blues songwriter and The 2018 NW recording of the year for her 2017 album ‘Love Is Everywhere.’ 

She has performed at the Chicago Blues Festival, SXSW, juke joints in Mississippi, riverboats in California, headlined festivals, toured Europe and shared stages with Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Lee Oskar, and many other legends.

Flamenco music

Eric and Encarnacion's Trio Flamenco w/Special Guest Vocalist Daniel Azcarate - $25 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.

EandE are back from Spain with the batteries charged, ready to summon the flamenco spirit with special guest vocalist Daniel Azcarate. EandE's powerful performances are founded in deep tradition, and feature bold, modern compositions and dance numbers.

North City Bistro has built a reputation as a genuine venue for artists and music lovers alike. Very intimate, with a great wine and food selection.

Honky Tonk Sweethearts at The Commons

Honky Tonk Sweethearts  - FREE and family friendly. 7:30 - 9:30pm

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

Vintage country, 50s rock' n' roll, and a few originals to get your toes a-tappin'.

Thanks to sponsor Merlone Geier, Third Place Commons has free music every Friday and Saturday.


Sunset Grooves Tickets here $8

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

The soft rock sounds of the 70s are back with Sunset Grooves!

The Sunset Grooves are Seattle’s Premiere yacht Rock Tribute Band. This six piece ensemble pays homage to all your favorite AM Gold hits of the 70s by artists like Hall and Oates, Captain and Tennille, Toto, America, Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, Fleetwood Mac, Seals and Crofts and many more.

They will bring their fun, infectious energy to your party and get the nostalgia flowing and the good times going.

The Borealis has events almost every night - sports, trivia, benefits, reunions, comedy, music.


Wildcat Rose, Last Chance Family Band, Shivering Denizens - 9pm – 1am - $10 cover - 21+

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

We're looking forward to our second annual holiday party this December! It's the Wildcat Rose Christmas Show!

Wildcat Rose (11PM)
Last Chance Family Band (10PM)
The Shivering Denizens (9PM)

It's a Kitschy Country Christmas Holiday Honky Tonk Hillbilly Hootenanny with your host, Darrell's Tavern!

We will be collecting toys for Treehouse.  Bring a gift for the toy drive and get $2 off the cover.

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

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