Cartoon by Whitney Potter: Ghostly sounds

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Thanks to Whitney Potter for the Halloween cartoons this week!


Case updates October 29, 2021

Delta variant
COVID Case updates

United States 
  • Total cases  45,846,153 - 86,786 new
  • Total deaths 743,410 -   1,773  new


Community Trunk or Treat at Shoreline Windermere from the Rainbow Girls

In the spirit of Halloween, the Richmond Highlands Rainbow Girls are excited to host the first ever Spooktacular Community Trunk or Treat.

Gather up your trick or treaters, fire up your Nimbus 2000, and fly on over to the Shoreline Windermere parking lot at 185th and Linden Ave N from 1 to 3:30pm on Halloween Day. Sunday, October 31, 2021.

The event is sponsored by Windermere and Beach House Greetings plus many local businesses have stepped up to support us!

Come rain or shine, it will be a fun, free, safe, treat-filled afternoon! Come for the raffle prizes, photo booth, or the Reese's (You know you want them!)

COVID Masks are required for everyone! (Yes, even though it is an outdoor event)

An important part of this event is to help our neighbors. Please bring some non perishable food items to be donated to Hopelink. (Please check expiration dates.)


Turn in your ballot before 8pm on Tuesday - resources and warnings

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

By Diane Hettrick

Your ballots are due before Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 8pm.

You can mail them in if you verify that they will be postmarked before that time.

There is a Vote Center in Kenmore if you need to register or need assistance. Article here.

Best to put the in an election drop box. They are all over King county and there are three locally.

  1. Lake Forest Park City Hall - there is one right next to City Hall in Town Center, intersection of Ballinger and Bothell Way.
  2. Shoreline Library - in the parking lot - library is located on the corner of NE 175th and 5th NE.
  3. Shoreline Park n Ride - in the northeast corner where there is a little park / rain garden. Across from Cats Exclusive and the old Rat City / Mattress World building.
Sign the outside of the ballot envelope. 
  • Provide an email or phone number in case they can't read your signature.
  • Answer the phone or respond to emails from the elections division. 
  • If they can't "cure" your ballot with the missing or illegible signature it won't be counted. 
You must get your ballot in the drop box before 8pm.
  • If you hand your ballot to an election worker at the drop box even one minute after 8pm - they will take it but it will not be counted.
  • If you get to the drop box after 8pm - laying your ballot on top of the drop box will not get it counted.
  • Even if a candidate is running unopposed, they still deserve your support
Don't vote
  • If you are uninformed about a candidate or other measure - don't vote. 
  • Skip that one and move on to something you know about.
You can find information about local candidates and measures on our site
  • Important note - this will be a mix of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park
  • It will also have past elections
  • Candidates here - scroll down
  • Candidate forums here - scroll down


UW Medicine: Halloween fun is encouraged — with smart precautions

Photo by Wayne Pridemore
Halloween is this weekend, and celebrating is encouraged as long as you take steps to keep yourself and others safe. 

That’s the advice of UW Medicine’s Dr. John Lynch, medical director of infection prevention and control at Harborview Medical Center.

“We can definitely celebrate Halloween. The things that I would put into place are thinking small – small pods, small groups, being outdoors,” says Lynch. 

"Trick-or-treaters' best protection against COVID-19 is a medical-grade or cloth mask underneath any decorative mask that may be part of a costume.

“If your kids are out there, you want that mask [directly] against their face,” says Lynch. He encourages families to keep their candy-gathering group small. Consider grouping up with families and friends that you’ve spent time with during the pandemic.

Those handing out candy should be masked when opening the door to trick-or-treaters because it provides protection to children too young to be vaccinated. 

As for handling candy, Lynch said, “I think what we've learned over this last year is that the likelihood of getting COVID-19 from a piece of candy is extremely small. Just handle it like you normally do. Wash your hands before you eat and enjoy your Halloween treats.”

If you plan to host or attend a small gathering this weekend, Lynch offers the following considerations. 
  • Stay outdoors if the weather allows.
  • Wear a mask if indoors or around unvaccinated or at-risk people.
  • If indoors, ventilate your gathering space with open windows and doors.
  • Serve and enjoy food outdoors if possible or in a well-spaced area.


Washington Archives Haunted Tour online

The fourth annual Washington State Archives haunted tour takes you on a spooky virtual trek through the dark stacks in the underbelly of the Archives Building. 

We've brought some infamous Washingtonians back from the dead to tell their stories, and you don't want to miss it!

This year’s tour features stories from:
  • J.E. Standley, the founder of Ye Olde Curiosity Shop.
  • Ruth Garrison, a young woman who poisoned her rival’s food.
  • Hallie Illingworth, the “Lady of the Lake” who surfaced three years after her murder.
  • Roy Olmstead, “King of the Puget Sound Bootleggers
Watch now!


Spooky Songs of the Sea - online Halloween afternoon

Local folksingers Pint and Dale's annual Halloween Show featuring Supernatural Songs of the Sea as well as traditional and contemporary favorite songs of the spooky variety!

Sunday, October 31 (Halloween!) 2:30pm PDT - here's the link. Free concert!


Halloween Poem - Photos

Saturday, October 30, 2021

‘Ween Theme

Who’s that knocking at my door?
Who is it shakes me to the core?
Goblins, gremlins, goosey ganders galore,
A moose, a mouse, midgets and more.

It’s tough on a witch this Halloween week
When scary beings their nourishment seek.
It’s hard on old muscles, my bones how they creak,
Up and down trips to the pantry – SHRIEK!

Now here’s a bad bunch of bumpkins for sure,
Looking so sweet, innocent and pure,
Holding out bags, sacks and socksies to fill.
Look out! I think I’m going to be ill.

Thank Jaspers by crackers it’s near the last night
Of that meddling, peddling, door-belling rite.
No more giggling, wiggling, gaggles of goons.
Of course not until next year’s harvest moon.

By Witchie Westberg
(Alias Vicki Westberg)
Copyright 1991

Photos by Wayne Pridemore.
Models: Mikko and Ella Dalen


Halloween is almost here - ghoulies and ghosties

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!

--Scottish prayer

Photo by Wayne Pridemore


Shorewood girls soccer team named 3A Girls Academic State Champions

Shorewood girls soccer team photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

The Shorewood Girls Soccer Team has been named the 3A Girls Soccer Academic State Champions by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association and GESA Credit Union.

The team, coached by Dan Faires, maintained an incredible 3.95 grade point average this season. In addition to winning in the classroom, they have also had a great season on the field, going 13-2 in league play and earning the #1 seed going into 3A District 1 Girls Soccer Tournament.


Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation (KBGF) Board of Directors accepting applications for new members

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation is now accepting applicants to join the Board of Directors, starting in January 2022.

We welcome all, but please note this year we are especially looking for a Board member with an accounting/financial background to fill our Treasurer role, and also a Board member interested in Volunteer Organizing.

The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation is a volunteer organization of passionate community members who, through fundraising and grants, support the vision of growing the garden into a resource for learning, gathering, and a place of peace and tranquility for all.

The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is a unique park in the Richmond Beach Neighborhood in Shoreline that is maintained and preserved by the Foundation in partnership with the City of Shoreline. 

In addition to being a beautiful botanic garden filled with native and unusual specimens, it’s also a growing nonprofit.

Please consider joining our Board of dedicated members. We work hard, but we also have a lot of fun along the way.

The ideal candidate:
  • Is passionate about building community and fostering green space for all
  • Has a desire to help grow the Foundation through fundraising
  • Will support growing outdoor education programming for all ages
  • Enjoys horticulture, botany...or just loves plants and gardening!
Board members are expected to:
  • Attend monthly meetings (third Tuesday of each month)
  • Volunteer on committees and at garden events
  • Focus on fundraising to further the goals of the foundation
  • Act as an ambassador for the GardenIf you are interested, we'd love to meet you! Please apply by emailing our Board President, Katie Schielke, at by no later than November 19, 2021.
To learn more about the Garden and our offerings to the community, please visit our website at


Floor alerts for rivers - check out Snoqualmie Falls

Spectacular sight at Snoqualmie Falls Friday evening, October 29, 2021.

Snoqualmie River Phase 3 Flood Alert

If you live in a flood-prone area, sign up for flood alerts


Case updates October 28, 2021

Delta variant
Hospitalizations among youth remain low, but steady. 

We’re still learning about the impact of long COVID on children, and we know children can spread COVID-19 to others including adults who may be vulnerable to severe outcomes. 

For all these reasons, vaccination is the best way to protect both youth and adults, and we look forward to having vaccines available for the 5-11-year-olds as soon as possible. 

In addition, increasing the level of vaccination among adults in our community provides an important layer of protection for our young people.

COVID Case updates

United States 
  • Total cases  45,759,230 - 73,705 new
  • Total deaths 741,566 -  1,091 new

Washington state 
  • Total confirmed cases 640,145 -  1,954 new  
  • Total hospitalizations 40,129 -  117 new    
  • Statewide ICU occupancy by COVID-19 patients - 24.7% 
  • Total deaths 8,628 -  43 new  

Levels of Community Transmission: 
based on the number of new cases per 100,000 residents in the past 7 days:

High: ≥ 100
Substantial: 50-99
Moderate: 10-49
Low: < 10

King county 
  • Total confirmed cases 154,602 -  417 new   
  • Total hospitalizations 8,427 -   24 new  
  • Total deaths 2,007 -  5 new      
  • Level of community transmission HIGH 

  • Total confirmed cases 38,031  -  128 new   
  • Total hospitalizations 1,797  -    5 new 
  • Total deaths 500  -   1 new
  • Level of community transmission SUBSTANTIAL  

  • Total confirmed cases 3,347 -  11 new  
  • Total hospitalizations 244 -   3 new   
  • Total deaths 111 - 0 new
  • Level of community transmission: HIGH  

Lake Forest Park 
  • Total confirmed cases 510 - 1 new 
  • Total hospitalizations 21 -    0 new
  • Total deaths 5  - 0 new
  • Level of community transmission: SUBSTANTIAL


LFP Council Corner – Planning Commission’s recommendations for ADU Code to be discussed at November 4 meeting

LFP Deputy Mayor Phillippa Kassover
By Lake Forest Park Deputy Mayor Phillippa Kassover

We are all aware that housing shortages in our region are driving the cost of homes out of reach to many young families, empty nesters, and retirees. 

Elected officials throughout the Puget Sound area have been grappling with how to increase the number of housing units to accommodate the growth of our region’s workforce and the needs of those with lower or fixed incomes, without destroying the essential character of our cities, towns, and neighborhoods. 

Many of our neighboring cities have created special Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) zones along transit corridors, near stops and stations, which allow more density than in other neighborhoods.

Here in Lake Forest Park, the Council approved the addition of 250 units in the Town Center property, adjacent to the SR 522 Bus Rapid Transit station, with requirements for affordable units. The Council also approved an ordinance offering tax incentives to all LFP multifamily property owners and developers who include a percentage of affordable units in their buildings.

To meet our community values of providing diverse housing options, while preserving the climate resilience provided by our valuable urban forest, the Council also asked the Planning Commission to review our Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ordinance, which allows the inclusion of apartments in the main house or the addition of a detached cottage (DADU) on the property. 

Over the past few years, Council had heard from a variety of homeowners that the current ordinance was very restrictive, including preventing the building of detached units in front or side yards, even though many of our homes in LFP are built in the rear of the property.

Over this past summer, the Planning Commission thoroughly reviewed the ordinance and surveyed the community about the issue. After much thoughtful discussion, the Commission has now forwarded its recommendations to the Council, which will begin discussions at a special meeting at 7pm on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

The Planning Commission has made several key recommendations, including:
  1. removal of the rear-yard restriction, 
  2. continuation of the current owner-occupancy requirements, 
  3. raising the height restriction to 25 feet to allow building an apartment on top of a garage or other structure, and 
  4. allowing both an ADU and a DADU on larger lots of one acre or more.

Click here to learn more about the survey findings and the Commission’s work.

As always, the City Council encourages all residents with an interest in these issues to tune in to our meetings and to make public comment or email the Council


Shorecrest tennis doubles team of Calvin Rice and Owen Pierce qualify for state tournament

Story and photos by Coach Rob Mann

The saga to determine who will qualify for the 3A State Tennis Tournament continued this week at the District Tournament at Skagit Valley College. 

The State Tournament will not be played until the end of May since many high schools in Washington play tennis in the spring. Thus, those who qualified at the WESCO 3A Tournament will have to wait for quite some time before getting to compete again.

Zaid Khan serving

Zaid Khan
(SC) had a great first day beating his first opponent without dropping a game. In the second round, it was quite a battle against Russell Anderson. They had long rallies where they were both ripping balls at each other. At one point, Russell stated that Zaid’s shot was epic. Zaid’s game was on point and he just kept hitting winners. 

Day 2 was not so kind. His semi-final match was against Ezra Franklin, whose style of tennis is to chop block every shot back no matter how hard you hit the ball. He has frustrated many opponents with his incredible defensive skills. Sadly, the match ended in defeat for Zaid.

Then, he had to play Will McDonald who had just come off a brutal 3 setter prior to playing Zaid. There was hope that Zaid was going to win this match because he took the first set easily, but then Will found a second wind. He got to the net more often and put his volleys away that allowed Will to win the match. 

Zaid’s third and final match of the day was against Cade Strickland. They both had played two matches earlier in the day, so they didn’t have much energy left, but they both fought hard. Both of them utilized the drop shot effectively in the match. There were probably more drop shop winners in this match than all the other matches combined. Sadly, Cade prevailed and Zaid earned 6th place.

Owen at net and Calvin serving

The duo of Calvin Rice and Owen Pierce had a great tournament
. They played singles all season and have been fine-tuning their doubles skills each match. In the first round, they got past Max Andrews and Trevor VanAssche fairly easily, only dropping two games. 

In the second round, they had to play Ethan Farley and Blake Gettman who were the eventual District Champions. Calvin/Owen had just a few more unforced errors than Farley/Gettman that cost them the match. 

They returned on Day 2 to play 3 more matches. They found their stride and figured out how to play quality doubles. Both of them were serving big and allowing their partner at the net to clean up with volley winners. 

They really minimized the unforced errors and they both moved well on the court, which is why they were able to win all three matches on Day 2 and earn 3rd place overall and a berth to the State Tournament.

Connor at service line and Matthew at the baseline

The team of Matthew Gardiner and Connor Wakefield had a tough outing in the first round. They couldn’t quite get their game dialed in and lost in the first round to Connor Wickstrom and Cameron Bailey from Stanwood 3-6, 3-6. Unfortunately, the first round was single elimination, so the loss knocked them out of the tournament.

Zaid Khan (SC)
  • 1st round Zaid defeated Morgan Zill (Stanwood) 6-0, 6-0
  • 2nd round Zaid defeated Russell Anderson (Edmonds-Woodway) 6-4, 7-6
  • Semi-finals Ezra Franklin (Oak Harbor) defeated Zaid 6-2, 6-1
  • 1st round of Consolation Will McDonald (Snohomish) defeated Zaid 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
  • 2nd round Cade Strickland (Snohomish) 6-2, 6-3
Calvin Rice/Owen Pierce (SC)
  • 1st round Calvin/Owen defeated Max Andrews/Trevor VanAssche (Snohomish) 6-1, 6-1
  • 2nd round Ethan Farley/Blake Gettmann (Shorewood) defeated Calvin/Owen 6-3, 6-4
  • 1st round of Consolation Calvin/Owen defeated Connor Wickstrom/Cameron Bailey (Stanwood) 6-1, 6-1
  • 2nd round of Consolation Calvin/Owen def. Daniel Woodward/Grant Mueller (Everett) 6-3, 6-0
  • 3rd round of Consolation Milo Gasser/Cody Shackelton (Mount Vernon) 7-6(3), 6-2
  • Calvin/Owen earned 3rd place
Matthew Gardiner/Connor Wakefield (SC)
  • 1st round Connor Wickstrom/Cameron Bailey (Stanwood) defeated Matthew and Connor 6-3, 6-3


Stewardship Foundation annual meeting hosts speakers on Alternatives to Pesticides

The Stewardship Foundation Annual Meeting on Tuesday November 16, 2021 includes a brief business report and election of volunteer Board of Directors, then we will welcome two guest speakers from the NW Center for Alternatives to Pesticides.

Are you concerned about cumulative impacts of pesticides? Alarmed about the widespread use and sale of chemicals such as RoundUp?

Join us to learn how you can limit the use of toxic chemicals in your home and yard, what alternatives are available and why it's important for each of us to advocate for less pesticides in our food, water, and natural areas.

Please pre-register to receive the Zoom link details at The community is welcome.

Questions? email


Night ramp closures at NE 145th Street and 5th Ave NE

As early as November 1, 2021 Sound Transit will be closing the on-ramp to NB I-5. 

Additionally, the off-ramp from NB I-5 to NE 145th will be closed for construction of the Lynnwood Link light rail.

The closures will be from 11pm to 5am for up to four days.


Temporary security fencing on vandalized Blue Bridges will allow access by Saturday afternoon

Blue Bridges over Aurora and 155th.
Aerial photography by Jared Solano. Instagram: @Juarez.Solano

The City of Shoreline anticipates reopening the Interurban Pedestrian Bridges by late Saturday afternoon.

Contractors started work Friday afternoon, October 29, 2021 installing temporary security fencing on the Interurban Pedestrian Bridges at 155th and 157th Streets and Aurora. They expect to complete the work and reopen the bridges to the public by late Saturday afternoon.

This temporary security fencing will allow for the reopening of bridges to public access while the City finalizes permanent repair plans. 

The 155th bridge will have security fencing installed on both sides of the bridge. The 157th bridge will only require fencing on the south side of the bridge deck. Future repair work may require full or limited closures to the bridges.

We appreciate your patience as we have worked to secure the bridges and reopen them for safe public use.

In the early hours of October 14, 2021, the glass panels which form the sides of the Interurban Pedestrian Bridges were vandalized. The individual(s) responsible hit almost every one of the panels at least once with a hard object causing severe damage. 

The bridge closure was necessary while we inspected and stabilized the damaged glass panels to ensure the safety of pedestrians and drivers on the roadways below and to set up the temporary security fencing.

Police are investigating the incident. If you have any information regarding those responsible for the vandalism, please contact the Shoreline Police at 206-296-3311.


Celebrate Dia de Muertos with the Community

Celebrate Dia de Muertos with the Community

ShoreLake Arts is offering a mixture of virtual and in person activities this year.

Visit the ShoreLake Arts Gallery and add to the community Altar from 12pm-5pm on November 2, 2021. We'll also exhibit artwork by Amaranta Ibarra Sandys (born and raised in Mexico City) at the Gallery.

And don't forget to pick up a free holographic sugar skull sticker!


The Day of the Dead (el Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. A blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion and Spanish culture, the holiday is celebrated each year from October 31 - November 2.

Events and Activities

Community Altar - Ofrendas (Spanish: "offering") honor, remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have departed, and the items on the altars help to lead their spirits home for the Days of the Dead.

Please plan to add to the altar by bringing photos of loved ones, and any other items you would like. Located at the ShoreLake Arts Gallery off the lower lobby at  Lake Forest Park Town Center, intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way NE.

Free Holographic Sugar Skull Stickers - Don't forget to pick up your free sticker at the ShoreLake Arts Gallery on November 2nd from 12-5pm. While supplies last!

Artist Amaranta Ibarra Sandys
Featured Gallery Artwork
- Local artist Amaranta Ibarra Sandys will have artwork highlighted at the ShoreLake Arts Gallery. Stop by the Gallery on November 2nd, from 12-5pm to view Amaranta's artwork.

Sugar Skull Making Demo Video - Learn how to make a sugar skull from the comfort of your own home! Thank you to Angie E. Rance for producing this tutorial! More Info Here!

Downloadable Art Projects for Kids - We have two downloadable art projects that are educational and fun for people of all ages! Thank you to Amaranta Ibarra Sandys for developing these projects. More Info Here!

Thank you to the Gloria Bryce Endowment Fund for supporting the event this year! Thank you to our partners, the City of Shoreline and the City of Lake Forest Park.

Questions? Feel free to email Terri at

ShoreLake Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts. Established in 1989.


City of Shoreline back online after resolving technical issues - fully operational by Monday morning

Everything is where it should be.
Photo by Victor Barrios on

Shoreline City staff, working diligently with outside consultants, have been able to resolve the network issues and are slowly bringing all our systems back online. We anticipate being fully operational by Monday morning.

The City’s email and phone systems are back up and working.

Most of our other systems that rely on the network are also back online, including our online permitting system. We anticipate all systems being fully operational by Monday morning.

We appreciate the community’s patience as we work to fully resolve this issue.

What happened

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021 IT staff noticed a high level of unusual external traffic to our network that appeared to be an attack of some kind. Out of an abundance of caution we elected to sever our internet connection and bring our systems down in a controlled manner. Our security and network consultants confirmed that this was a prudent step to take to protect the City’s data and network.

We worked with our security consultants to review our logs for any suspicious activity. These logs are extensive and from various sources, so it took time to thoroughly review them all. While reviewing this information, City staff worked to ensure the City could continue to communicate with residents and provide services as much as possible and make plans for continuity and recovery.

The good news is that after extensive review, our IT staff and security consultants feel confident that our network wasn’t breached, we didn’t lose any data, private information was not exposed, and there is no cryptoware on the network. 

We greatly appreciate the hard work of our IT staff and other City staff who quickly responded to ensure our network and data remained secure and that we could continue to address the community’s needs.


Sound Transit public hearing on proposed 2022 budget and property tax levy

Light rail photo courtesy Sound Transit
Sound Transit, the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held on Sound Transit’s proposed 2022 budget and property tax levy. 

The hearing will be held Thursday, November 4, 2021, 9:30am.

How to participate:
  • via computer or smartphone at this link, if a password is not already entered, enter the following password: Agency.
  • via phone: call 415-655-0001 or 206-207-1700, 
    • then enter access code:146 229 0473 and pin code: #
To provide public comment at the hearing: 
  • Sign up in advance here 
    • The sign up window will be open from 8am on the day of the hearing until five minutes before the hearing's scheduled start time. 
    • Sign up requires your name and email address. Commenters will be called on by name in the order they signed up.
The purpose of this hearing is to receive public comment on Sound Transit’s proposed 2022 budget and property tax levy.

The proposed 2022 budget documents are available for review on Sound Transit’s website 
For more information on the public hearing or to request ADA accommodation, call Sound Transit at (800) 201-4900 or (888) 713-6030 (TTY), or email


Participate in City of Shoreline’s Community Climate Conversation on November 30

The City of Shoreline invites you to a virtual Community Climate Conversation on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm to learn about Shoreline’s Climate Action Plan update. Attendees will have an opportunity to share feedback, concerns, and priorities to help shape Shoreline’s plan to address climate change.

Why Are We Updating Our Climate Action Plan?

According to science-based targets, we need to reduce Shoreline’s community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 60% below 2019 levels by 2030 to help prevent the worst impacts of climate change. While we have completed important actions from our 2013 Climate Action Plan, there is still a lot of work to be done and we need your help.

We are updating our Climate Action Plan to identify the most impactful actions the City can take over the next nine years to significantly reduce our emissions and protect our community from the impacts of climate change. We will be hosting a series of ”Community Climate Conversations” over the next nine months to gather feedback from our community and ensure that the actions we take to fight climate change benefit everyone in Shoreline.

What Will Be Covered at the Event?

In this Community Climate Conversation, we will gather input on the vision, goals, and priorities for the Climate Action Plan update. City staff will review the current sources of greenhouse gas emissions in Shoreline and introduce our updated emissions reduction targets. 

You will also hear from City staff about the Climate Action Plan process and how the plan update aims to address other critical issues, including racial and social equity, public health, and resilience. The second half of the event will include small group discussions focused on your priorities for how the City can reduce emissions to meet these targets without leaving anyone behind.

How Can I Participate?

The event will be held virtually, via Zoom, an online video/audio conferencing platform. We encourage you to join from a microphone-enabled personal computer, tablet, or smartphone with an internet connection to allow you to see the presentation and fully engage in the discussions. 

There is also an option to join by phone. We invite and encourage all Shoreline community members to join this important conversation to help shape Shoreline’s future!

Register to attend at:

To request disability accommodation, please contact the City at least seven days prior to the event. Send your request to:

For more information about the Shoreline CAP, including upcoming events in 2022, visit


Shorewood boys tennis team completes a very successful season by capturing the District 1 Tennis Team Championship

Shorewood boys tennis District 1 Champions  L-R Ethan Farley, Blake Gettmann,
Coach Arnie Moreno, David Lin, Ben Borgida. Photo by Cathy Farley

The Shorewood boys tennis team completed a very successful season by capturing the District 1 Tennis Team Championship over WesCo South rivals, Edmonds-Woodway and Shorecrest.

Teams from the WesCo North division and Northwest 3A league also competed in the tournament. They were playing for a spot to the WIAA State tournament. The top four placers would qualify for state. 

The T-Birds entered two doubles teams, WesCo South number 1 seeded Ethan Farley / Blake Gettmann and number two seeds Ben Borgida / David Lin. Farley and Gettmann defeated the Borgida / Lin team the week before for the WesCo South doubles championship.

Borgida and Lin won three matches in a row, on Tuesday October 26, 2021 to reach the doubles final. Their biggest win came in the semi-finals where they defeated the WesCo North number 1 seeded Everett team in straight sets. Wednesday October 27th, Farley and Gettmann defeated the Northwest number 1 Mount Vernon team in straight sets, to reach the doubles final. 

It was an all Thunderbird final again! 

The match started with the Farley / Gettmann team jumping out to a commanding 4-1 lead in the first set. Borgida and Lin did not give up and were able to tie the set at 4-4 with more of an aggressive attack at net.

Borgida serving to Gettmann. Photo by Arnie Moreno

Farley and Gettmann regrouped and were able to hold their serve and break their opponents' serve to win a hard fought first set 6-4. Borgida and Lin knew they had to start strong in the second set. They used their powerful serves to put Farley / Gettmann on their heels. Borgida / Lin jumped out to a 4-1 second set lead. It looked like the match may go to a third set.

Farley and Gettmann refocused themselves and began to chip away at the lead with accurate serving and consistent shot making. Farley and Gettmann clawed their way back to a 4-4 lead and were able to secure a tough 6-4 match win. 

The T-Bird teams won the District 1 team championship, qualified for the state tournament and each earned All-WesCo honors.

The WIAA State 3A tennis tournament will be next May at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, Washington.

Farley and Gettmann accomplished a rare feat by not losing a set in the WesCo South and District 1 tournaments. Coach Arnie Moreno was proud of their high level of play and their outstanding sportsmanship.


Red Sky Gallery Holiday Gift Show with silent auction at reception to benefit Wonderland and Hope Rising

Friday, October 29, 2021

Red Sky Gallery will hold an opening reception on November 6, 2021 for its November - December holiday gift show.

The reception will be held Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 4pm to 7pm at the Gallery, located on the upper level of Lake Forest Park Town Center at the intersection of Bothell and Ballinger Way NE.

Besides artwork and jewelry for your holiday gifts, it will feature a silent auction benefiting Wonderland and Hope Rising. Wonderland is the child development center which offers multiple services for children with developmental delays and their families.

The main office is located in the Richmond Beach neighborhood of Shoreline, but they serve five school districts.

Hope Rising is their new clinic in Bothell which treats children 0-13 who were exposed to drugs or alcohol prenatally, regardless of ability to pay. It is the only clinic in the country to provide these services, and has a waiting list of 50 kids.


Adventures of an Icebreaker: Sailing into Baltimore harbor

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021, the Healy arrived at U.S. Coast Guard Station Curtis Bay in Baltimore.

Where they received a warm welcome!

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy is in Baltimore, more than 2,500 miles (as the crow flies) from homeport in Seattle.

Following a summer of science and engagements with partners they are circumnavigating North America on their route home.
PA3 Breanna Centeno U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic


Impact the education of a thousand students by donating to Shoreline Public Schools Foundation

Donate today and your gift will make the following grants possible
and directly impact the education of 1038 students.

October's Grant Requests Include:

  • Field Trip Transportation for first-generation college bound students to visit universities in Eastern Washington - $1,000
  • Books, Books, Books! High interest, culturally inclusive and diverse books for libraries and classrooms - $4,500
  • Additional Math Support to individualize online math instruction for students who have been identified as needing extra support - $2,900
  • World Language Testing for students already fluent in their native language. Passing these tests allow students to take courses in lieu of World Language - $3,000


Scene on the Sound: The Nanuq

Photo by Lee Wolfe
The Nanuq is a tanker tug commissioned for tanker escort services in Valdez Harbor and Prince William Sound. It has ship handling, firefighting and spill response capabilities.

Marine Traffic shows her back in the Port of Seattle.

Her previous journey took her up between the mainland and Lummi Island, just south of Bellingham.


Vote Center at Lumen Field Event Center and five other locations to open Saturday, October 30 for General Election

Kenmore City Hall is a Vote Center
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Lumen Field and the Seattle Seahawks partner with King County Elections for the third consecutive year to host a Vote Center at Lumen Field Event Center, providing voters with in-person assistance from Elections staff. 

Opening this Saturday, October 30, 2021 Lumen Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, is one of five locations spread throughout King County where voters can go to register to vote, get a replacement ballot, or use an assistive voting device to cast a private, secure ballot through 8pm on Election Day, November 2, 2021.

Other Vote Center locations include Bellevue College, Kent and Kenmore City Halls, Federal Way Performing Arts and Event Center, Elections HQ in Renton. Kenmore City Hall is located at 18120 68th Ave NE, Kenmore, WA 98028

There is also a student engagement hub located in the Husky Union Building on the University of Washington Seattle campus for students to receive assistance. Students at the University of Washington Bothell can also print a replacement ballot at the Activities and Recreation Center on campus.

Vote Centers will be open on Saturday, October 30 from 10am to 4pm; Monday, November 1 from 8:30am to 6pm, and Election Day, November 2 from 8:30am to 8pm sharp. Voters who need to come in-person are encouraged to visit one of these locations on Saturday as lines are expected on Monday and Election Day.


Overnight closures on SR 104 and I-5 interchange November 1-5

Ramp closures November 1-5
Several on-ramps and off-ramps at the State Route 104 and I-5 interchange will close overnight next week while Sound Transit contractor crews continue work on the Lynnwood Light Rail extension.

The eastbound and westbound SR 104 on-ramps to northbound I-5 will close from 8pm to 4:30am nightly Monday, November 1 through the morning of Friday, November 5, 2021.

Marked detours will be in place during the closures.


UPDATE: City of Shoreline network outage impacting communication

Shoreline City Hall
The City of Shoreline continues to experience significant technical issues with its internal network. This is impacting their ability to make/send or receive external phone calls and emails at our facilities.

Also impacted by their network outage is the permit center. They are unable to help customers in their permit center at this time.

If you have an urgent concern that needs an immediate response, call the general purpose number at 206-801-2700. The after-hours answering service will provide support while phones are down at City Hall and will notify City staff if an immediate response is needed.

For life and safety emergencies, call 911.

We currently have limited access to email. If you have an urgent issue, please use the appropriate department email below. Our response times will be longer than normal. We appreciate your patience.

City Council: 

City Manager’s Office:  

Clerk's Office: 

Customer Response and Code Enforcement 

Parks / Recreation 

Planning and Community Development/Permit Center 

Public Works 

IT staff have been working diligently with vendors to restore service as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work fix this issue.

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