Sunrise is beautiful, too

Monday, February 27, 2023

Photo copyright Mike Remarcke

Sunrises are every bit as spectacular as sunsets, just different mountains and many more trees. 

It helps to have a photographer who keeps early hours and has a ringside seat.

Looking east on Monday morning.

--Diane Hettrick


The Shoreline Severe Weather Shelter will be open Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 8:30pm

The Shoreline Severe Weather Shelter will be open Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 8:30pm

The shelter is housed at St. Dunstan’s Church at 722 N 145th St, Shoreline WA 98133

If you would like to be a shelter volunteer, email or call 206-550-5626

The shelter welcomes donations of sleeping bags, socks, blankets, scarves, and hats.

Daytime warming center:
Aurora Commons 8914 Aurora Ave N
Open M-TH 10am-1pm


Mountlake Terrace in process of choosing a new City Manager

A public reception with five finalists for the Mountlake Terrace City Manager position is set for 6:30 - 8pm, Friday, March 3, 2023 at City Hall 23204 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace 

The finalists are:
  • Mike Gent, Deputy City Manager, Surprise, AZ
  • Carolyn Hope, Director of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, Burien, WA
  • Justin Martin, Deputy City Manager, Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Jeffrey Niten, City Manager, Shelton, WA
  • Tyler Running Deer, Executive Director, eCityGov Alliance

The community is encouraged to attend the reception, meet the candidates and share thoughts and insights with the City Council. Light refreshments will be served.

The Council then will hold formal interviews on Saturday and may come to a conclusion with a preferred candidate. Pending the next steps, the appointment will be announced as soon as possible.

Mountlake Terrace has a council-manager form of government, meaning the seven elected Councilmembers hire and oversee a City Manager. That person acts as chief executive for the organization, with nearly 200 employees and a $43.3 million general fund budget in 2023.

Since early November, Andrew Neiditz, a seasoned City Manager, has been serving in an interim role and assisting with the leadership transition.


Kenmore Police: Marine's hat with promotional pins stolen after vehicle break in

Among the theft reports received this week by Kenmore Police was a car prowl near NE 182 St and 68th Ave NE. 

A US Marine had his vehicle broken into. Along with an expensive car charger, his USMC utility cover (hat) was stolen. This cover is very sentimental to the victim Marine, and has multiple promotional pins inside of it. 

Police are hopeful that the suspect may have discarded the hat somewhere in the area. If you've seen it, please call our non-emergency line (206-296-3311) and reference case #C23006678.


Shoreline Community College Continuing Education starts new classes in April - registration open now

Something for everyone at Shoreline Community College
Continuing Education courses
Shoreline Community College Continuing Education offers online and on-campus courses taught by passionate educators and local experts. 

Classes begin throughout the quarter and are fun, easy, and affordable! 

Registration for Spring quarter classes (start April 3rd) open March 1, 2023!

For more information and a list of current Winter and Spring classes, visit: Continuing Education | Shoreline Community College

Register for Spring courses March 1st!
Current classes for Spring quarter include:
  • Amharic Language for Beginners: Youth K - 12th
  • Aromatherapy: 2 courses to choose from! Focus on Foot Care and Spring Florals
  • Brush Lettering Calligraphy – focus on Spring florals and flourishes
  • Chinese Language classes and Culture Workshops
  • CPR, AED and Basic First Aid Training
  • Dandylyon Young Performers present “Little Mermaid”
  • Drawing
  • Intermediate Swordplay
  • KIMSeattle Youth Forensic Science workshops for teens
  • Learn a New Language: Chinese, French or Spanish
  • Learn to Weave
  • Let’s Play Bridge!
  • Natural Wines for Spring
  • Publish Children’s Books - Dream to Reality!
  • Retirement Intelligence
  • Understanding Computer Basics
  • Unarmed Stage Combat
  • Voiceover Broadcasting
  • Voice to Your Vision: Create A Business Plan
  • … and more!
Summer Youth camps (start July 3rd) also open for registration March 1st!
Continuing Education Classes are taught on campus at 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline WA 98133


SAGE club Trivia Night at Teen Center Friday March 10, 2023

Shoreline Teen Center’s SAGE (Sexuality and Gender Equality) club is having another event on FRIDAY March 10, 2023.

This month is Trivia Night at the Teen Center! Trivia will be broken into three rounds between 4 - 6pm. 

Round one; LGBTQ+ trivia, round two; Pop Culture, and round three; miscellaneous! Participants can make small teams (no need to bring a team - you can join one when you arrive or play solo) and compete for small prizes.

Trivia starts at 4:00pm, but come early for meet and greet, games, and snacks. Then, stay late for more games, snacks, and karaoke at 6pm!

Doors Open at 2:30pm and the teen center closes at 9:00pm.

Enjoying SAGE events? Want to know about events ahead of time? Sign up for our free e-newsletter, SAGE Scoop!

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Receive monthly emails about the teen center’s SAGE events, and occasional other LGBTQ+ events for youth in our area.

Events and e-newsletter run by Mary, via the City of Shoreline. Contact them for more information at


2023 Democracy in Action Award recipient

L-R: Alec Howe, Brandi Forseth, and
Technology Director Dave Moon.
Not pictured: Skylar Penner
The Snohomish County League of Women Voters Board selected the Sultan High School Broadcast Club, under supervision of David Moon, Technology Director, for the 2023 Democracy in Action Award at their November 17, 2022 meeting. 

Mr. Moon and selected students from the club (Alec Howe, Brandi Forseth, and Skylar Penner) were honored at the League’s birthday luncheon on Saturday, February 25, 2023 in Mill Creek. 

This award is presented annually to an individual or group in Snohomish County that promotes voters’ rights and/or enhances democracy in some way. Awards in other years have acknowledged recipients’ services as elected officials, promoting citizenship development, or promoting issues consistent with the League’s positions.

The Snohomish County Candidate Forum Team faced challenges for the 2022 midterm elections resulting from partisanship, redistricting issues, and a fundamental questioning of our election process. The Team wanted to offer forums via Zoom, along with a never-before offered live-streaming component. Voters could watch and learn about candidates in real time and/or choose to link to forum videos and podcasts at viewer-selected times.

The Sultan High Broadcast Club provided the League with professional quality introductory graphics and music for each live-stream forum and was responsible for integrating Zoom, live stream, and local TV and radio broadcasting. 

Because the technical issues were handled expertly by the Sultan High students, the Candidate Forum Team was able to concentrate on the forum content, moderation, and overall flow.

These young adults are helping to forge what our democracy will look like when we incorporate powerful technologies, youthful energy, beliefs, and ideas into our ever-evolving democracy. Together we can make a huge difference in our politics, our communities, and our country.

It is a great honor for The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County to give this award.

About the League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920, the same year women won the vote. For 100 years, we have been a nonpartisan, activist, grassroots organization that believes voters should play a critical role in democracy. 

In 1976, the League sponsored the first televised presidential debates, winning an Emmy award for Outstanding Achievement in Broadcast Journalism. We sponsored televised Presidential debates throughout the 80’s, focusing on nonpartisan issues with a main goal of informing voters. 

The LWVSC has been upholding that tradition right here in Snohomish County by sponsoring debates and forums for local and state offices. Since our organization neither supports nor opposes candidates or political parties, we can provide a thoughtful environment that allows voters to make their own informed choices.

Correction made to photo caption.


Red Sky Gallery features Ross Collado for March - reception March 4, 2023

Please join us Saturday, March 4, 2023 from  4:00- 7:00pm for the opening reception of our featured Red Sky Gallery artist, Ross Collado. 

His show entitled, “In Silence” will be on display for the month of March.

Wine and light appetizers will be provided.

17171 Bothell Way, NE. Lake Forest Park, WA 98155, upper level


STEM Lecture Series: Equinoxes and Solstices starts Wednesday

STEM Lecture Series: Equinoxes and Solstices

In this session you will see how the seasons, with emphasis on equinoxes (March and September) and solstices (June and December), provide us with fascinating but realistic views of our place on our planet and our planet’s place in our solar system.

3/1 - 3/22 | 2:00 – 4:00 pm | Wednesday (4) | Fee: $69 | Linda Khandro | Location: 1500 Building, Room 1522, Shoreline CC Campus. Parking pass will be provided.

Register here:

This lecture is part of Shoreline Community College's Continuing Education


Daffodils before snow

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Flowers bloom when they are ready, responding to light. They have no problem with snow and coexist happily.


2023 Small Works Show at Gallery North in Edmonds

Teresa Maree Dudik - Amewsing
Gallery North is delighted to announce our 2023 Small Works Show for the month of March. 

This popular annual exhibit will feature a wonderful variety of small two-dimensional artwork from artists throughout Washington and six additional states. 

There will be more than 125 small pieces created in a variety of mediums of drawing and painting.

Our juror for this show is Angela Bandurka, well known Edmonds artist and instructor, whose artwork has been featured locally and nationally in multiple venues and art publications. 

Gallery North is fortunate to have her expertise to jury this collection of small art.

The Small Works show opens March 1st through March 31, 2023. 

Lisa Kaplan - Old Man
A Reception and Awards ceremony will be held Saturday, March 11th from 1-4pm where you can meet artists, enjoy light refreshments, and view the beautiful display. 

ArtWalk will be Thursday, March 16th from 5-8pm. Please stop by for a visit to see this special show any time throughout the month.

About Gallery North
In continuous operation for over 60 years, Gallery North is one of the longest running artists’ cooperative galleries in the nation. It continues its mission to promote and sell local art in the heart of beautiful downtown Edmonds. 

Located at 401 Main Street, Edmonds, Washington, Gallery North is open daily. For further information, please visit the Galley North website at or contact Gallery North at 425-774-0946.


Monty Python's Spamalot plays live March 24 - April 1, 2023 at Shoreline Community College Theatre

Community Theater Troupe, The Woodland Park Players, presents its upcoming show, 'Monty Python's Spamalot' in Shoreline.

Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. 

Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and more.

Don't miss out on the funniest musical in the Seattle area. You deserve a good laugh!

Five performances only! 
  • Friday, March 24 @ 7:30pm, 
  • Saturday, March 25 @ 7:30pm, 
  • Sunday, March 26 Matinee @ 2pm, 
  • Friday, March 31 @ 7:30 pm and 
  • Saturday, April 1 @ 7:30pm

Tickets are $30 and may be purchased by clicking this link: 
  • All seating is reserved.
  • Running time approximately 3 hours with intermission.
  • Appropriate for people 13 years old and up.
  • Refreshments and baked goods will be available in the lobby.

All profits go to fund our grants. Since our inception, WPP has granted over $25,000!

Don't wait! Good seats will sell out first. Thank you for supporting live theater!


Destinations: Wine Walk Row in Woodinville

Story and photos by Mike Remarcke

The Schoolhouse District in Woodinville has created a new and unique wine and beverage tasting experience called Wine Walk Row. 

The area has the look and feel of an alley, with garage doors that open to a wide variety of wine tasting opportunities, as well as a future collection of distilleries, craft beers and local foods. 

Several regional wineries have tasting rooms that accommodate both indoor and outdoor seating areas and also provide local foods and pleasant surroundings so tasters can linger and enjoy the environment.

Recently, Willamette Valley-based Montinore Estate and Landlines Estates opened a new tasting establishment on Wine Walk Row. The Oregon company is very excited about introducing their organic and Biodynamic grapes in their four Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines to the Washington market. 

The tasting room opening included remarks from Founder Rudy Marchesi and Winemaker Stephen Weber. Stephen started his winemaking career in Washington, moving on to Australia, Europe and back to the Great Northwest. He is excited about being back in Washington to introduce his fine line of wines.

Other wine tasting rooms on the Row include Valdemar, Barnard Griffin and L’Ecole N° 41 as well McQueen Champagne Bar, Ballard Pizza and Café Dupar, with more to come.

Wine Walk Row, 17401 133rd Ave NE Woodinville, WA 98072  

Tasting room hours: 
  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 12-5pm 
  • Friday and Saturday 12-7pm


Shoreline Severe Weather Shelter closed Sunday for lack of male volunteers

The weather was icy, with snow on the ground, but the Shoreline Severe Weather Shelter was unable to open Sunday night for lack of male volunteers.

The Shelter is run and staffed by volunteers under the leadership of NUHSA (North Urban Human Services Alliance)

The shelter is housed at St. Dunstan’s Church at 722 N 145th St, Shoreline WA 98133

It is the only overnight shelter in the north end.

If you would like to be a shelter volunteer, email or call 206-550-5626

The shelter welcomes donations of sleeping bags, socks, blankets, scarves, and hats.

There is a daytime warming center:
Aurora Commons 8914 Aurora Ave N
Open M-TH 10am-1pm


WeatherWatcher: The next snow opportunity is becoming clear in the forecast

Sunday, February 26, 2023


As seen in the above animated loop, our next potential for snow is developing and got quite organized today. The new storm developing came across Alaska and down the west coast out of the Arctic. It is expected by forecast models to be cold enough to bring precipitation in the form of snow for most areas, especially in elevations above 300 feet.

Timing: Monday will be much like today, partly to mostly cloudy with showers through the area. The bulk of this next storm is expected to move inland late Monday afternoon and evening. Most of the accumulating snowfall is once again expected overnight into Tuesday morning. I wouldn't be surprised if we start seeing increasing rain or snow showers earlier in the afternoon Monday given the speed at which this storm is currently moving.

What to expect: Most models are now suggesting somewhere between 2-6 inches of snow could fall through most of the Puget Sound region. Temperatures are once again marginal around the freezing mark so snow accumulations will be very dependent on your elevation and proximity to warming effects from bodies of water. Rain may be mixed in at times and will be very hyperlocal depending on where the rain/snow mix lines are.

We will treat Sunday morning's snow as an indicator of who will see the most snow Tuesday morning. Those who saw snow Sunday morning should expect to see anywhere between 2 to 6 inches of snow Tuesday morning. Daytime warming is expected so it'll be a slushy mess after the sun has been up for a few hours.

We should see a bit of a break Wednesday with some sunny skies. Another storm starts to work its way in Wednesday night through Thursday and that has more potential to make another round of accumulating snow. For now, we'll just take this one storm at a time and when models come to agreement for the second half of the week, I'll write another update.

Longer range: A cold, wet pattern is expected to continue for the next 10-15 days. It is a typical La Niña weather pattern, but particularly locked in with less variability than normal. The jet stream is flowing from the northwest as a result, pulling the storm track up through Siberia and Alaska and back down the west coast. 

For current weather conditions visit


Shorecrest boys basketball rally from 10 point deficit to clinch a berth to the 3A Hardwood Classic tournament

16th ranked Shorecrest boys basketball win against 9th ranked team
Photo by Alan Bruns, courtesy Shoreline Athletics 

The sixteenth-seeded Shorecrest High School Boys basketball team, coached my Eddie George, rallied from a 10-point deficit entering the fourth quarter in the second round of the state tournament on Saturday, February 25, 2023 and stunned No. 9 Gig Harbor to clinch a berth to the 3A Hardwood Classic at the Tacoma Dome.

No. 16 Shorecrest (18-6) will face No. 8 Rainier Beach (14-8) in a loser-out, round-of-12 game at 9pm Wednesday March 1, 2023 at the Tacoma Dome.

The Scots will be making their first trip to the Hardwood Classic since finishing second in Class 2A in 2016.

A variety of ticket options are available on the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association website. 

Scroll down to 3A/4A State Basketball (Tacoma Dome). To avoid lines, advance purchase is recommended.

--Shoreline Athletics


Glowing Cascades

Photo by Ken Berkun

Our recent odd weather, with cold, clear days, has produced some beautiful views. Ken says the picture doesn't capture the whole experience of the glowing mountains of the Cascades, but I suspect that's true of all photographs.

This was Thursday's sunset on the Cascades, from Lake Forest Park.

--Diane Hettrick


MoneyTalk for Couples: How should you split up bills?

BECU Lead Financial Educator Stacey Black
When it comes to any relationship, aligning on money matters is important as it plays a pivotal role in every aspect of a couple’s life.

Although talking about finances may not be the most fun conversation to have, there’s no doubt it’s an important one that can have long-term impact.

To make defining your relationship with money easier as a couple, BECU Lead Financial Educator Stacey Black suggests that you continue the conversation with this question:

How should you split up bills? 

If you and your partner are moving in together, it’s important to discuss how bills will be divided

Specifically, sit down and review your accounts and bills. Figure out how to divvy up bills before you and your partner move in together. Will they be split 50/50? Will the person earning a larger income contribute more? Asking these types of questions prior to cohabitating will lessen confusion in the long run.

Then, of course, there’s the age-old question when it comes to long-term couples: to combine finances or not to combine finances? 

There are many ways to do this, such as pooling your income into one account, keeping them strictly separate or some combination of the two. “I once worked with a couple where one person was a spender and the other was a saver. For this reason, I suggested they keep separate checking accounts but have one joint account solely for paying bills,” said Black.

Additionally, some couples ultimately choose to keep separate accounts so they feel financially independent in terms of where they can spend their money and save as much as they choose. 

“My ex and I each had our own spending account, and each had a set amount budgeted to spend however we liked,” said Black. “We had our main account for everything else, but we weren’t on each other’s spending accounts.”

Consider date nights focused on a financial check-in. 

This includes reviewing your savings account(s), financial goals and budgeting aspirations. "Pour yourselves a glass of wine or drink of choice, make a later dinner reservation or queue up your favorite movie. 

Having your financial check-ins bookended by a fun date night activity makes them feel less tedious and more enjoyable,” said Black. With or without the wine, Black recommends scheduling a financial review once or twice a month, and first touching on lighter topics like financial goals before diving into the nitty-gritty of things like debt.

See previous MoneyTalk article


Help mass produce chickens, bunnies, and owls March 17, 2023 with Sew Thoughtful

Help make these 'critters' March 17

Sew Thoughtful on Friday, March 17, 2023 from 10am to 2pm at the Cedar Valley Grange 20526 52nd Ave W, Lynnwood WA

The Snohomish Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) invite you to make help make “critters” for the Make ‘n Take table at the Stanwood Camano Community Fair (August 4, 5, 6th).

March 17th, we will mass-produce chickens, bunnies, and owls. 

We need help cutting, pinning, sewing, trimming, turning, pressing … and will add lots of good conversation. The goal will be to make at least 100 of each of these critters for youth to stuff and hand stitch closed. This is a free event for the kids attending the ‘Best Lil Fair in the West’.

Bring a good shears, snippers, point turners, sewing supplies, marking pens, and a sandwich for lunch.


Eastside CHADD virtual meeting March 9, 2023: Beverley Johns Presents "Why Children are Resistant and What We Can Do About it"
This is a FREE virtual meeting on Thursday, March 9th - 6:45 -8:30pm Pacifc Time

Beverley Johns explains the WHY of children's behavior when kids say NO or refuse to engage in a task adults ask them to do. 

Learn effective strategies to help your child or student to engage in a task that we adults assume is doable, but instead is met with negative behavior by our children and/or teens.

We are fortunate and honored to bring Beverley Johns to the Seattle area via Zoom to help both adults and our children learn and accomplish what once seemed insurmountable. 

Eastside CHADD is pleased to present Beverley Johns, who brings decades of experience teaching those with learning disabilities who also have behavioral challenges and teaching teachers how to reach and teach those students. 

Beverley Johns founded a school for kids with these struggles. She has trained special education teachers in different settings. She has authored over 15 books in the field of special education to address anxiety, behavioral and learning challenges. She also has presented at national and international conferences as a keynote speaker on special education topics.

Register now to save your spot for this important March 9th talk. Priority enrollment is given to Eastside CHADD members so this is a good time to join Eastside CHADD to gain understanding and techniques to help our children who struggle to address their challenges by learning the skills they need to do so.

Space is limited so we encourage early registration.

Do invite your child's teachers and providers to this talk to help us reframe how we interact with our children when we understand the why of what appears to be resistance.


To register go to

Click on the blue "Eastside CHADD Meeting Schedule" button on the left of the screen. You'll see the description of this meeting, along with directions on how to register.


Shorewood boys wrestling team named Academic state champions

Shorewood boys wrestling named state academic champions
Photo courtesy Shoreline Athletics

At the 2023 WIAA 3A boys state Mat Classic, the Shorewood boys wrestling team was honored as the State Academic team champions with the highest grade point average of all participating teams.

Head coach Derek Norton.


Third Place Books welcomes children's book author Kelly Yang to the stage at Lake Forest Park

Children's book author Kelly Yang will be on the stage Monday, March 6, 2023 at Third Place Books in LFP Town Center, intersection Bothell / Ballinger Way NE.

Yang will discuss her new middle-grade chapter book, Finally Seen, about a young girl who leaves China to live with her parents and sister, after five years apart, and learns about family, friendship, and the power of being finally seen.

**Per request of the publisher, masks are required for the duration of the event.**

Tickets are required in advance. Book-bundled tickets come with a copy of Finally Seen. Books will be available for pickup at the event.

If you are unable to attend the event, your book will be placed on hold at our Lake Forest Park store. You may request to have your book placed on hold at our Ravenna or Seward Park location. Please allow time for transfer.

Tickets and book purchase here

Copies of Finally Seen and other books by Kelly Yang will be available for purchase at the store. This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q/A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book in advance!


KIMSeattle After School Forensic Science workshops start next week

KIMSeattle student
KIMSeattle (Kids in Medicine) is back on the Shoreline CC campus teaching after school forensics / biology intensives in March 2023. 

For middle and high school students.
This advanced lab program is taught by medical professionals from KIMSeattle on early-release Wednesdays. 

Each week involves 30 minutes of lecture followed by 90 minutes of extensive lab work. 


Irons Brothers Construction at the Seattle Home and Garden Show now through March 4, 2023

Look for their booth at the Seattle Home and Garden Show

Joseph and Melissa Irons, owners of local design + build firm, Irons Brothers Construction (IronsBC) are committed to Continuing Education in the residential construction industry as one of their company core values.

As BIAW Certified Builders, they have received the Building Industry Association of Washington's seal of approval through BIAW's stringent evaluation and certification process. The Irons are proud to certify their commitment to customer service and professionalism business.

See why hiring a Certified Builder is the best choice! We Measure Up! Learn about the standards BIAW Builders must meet or exceed to earn the Certified Builder designation here.

Join Irons Brothers Construction now through Sunday, March 5th , 2023 for the Seattle Home and Garden Show, located at the Lumen Field Event Center 1000 Occidental Ave S (between Safeco Field and Lumen Field)

If you are thinking about updating your home or are interested in seeing the latest trends, products and services, then the Seattle Home and Garden Show is a can’t-miss event.

Meet with the area’s top professionals, attend seminars, chat with the experts and collect ideas for your home.

Joseph Irons will make two presentations on Saturday, March 4, 2023

Joseph Irons presented a seminar on Saturday 2/25: Age in Place, it's Never too Early to Plan on the main stage.

The presentation covered how to make your home safer and healthier using Aging in place and Universal design techniques. The primary goal of all home modifications and remodeling projects should be about improving homeowner safety and quality of life.

Joseph will present two seminars on Saturday, March 4, 2023

March 4th 2pm – MAIN STAGE

Presented by: Joseph Irons

Unless you are a builder, you don’t do this every day! It can be very misleading if or when you should apply for a permit to do your next home improvement project. Hear from a veteran remodeler and general contractor, Joseph Irons about some basics of when you need to obtain a permit, work with a designer, and/or hire an architect or other professional for your project. Learn the reasons why you should consider getting a permit even if your contractor says not to.

March 4th 4pm – MAIN STAGE

Presented by: Joseph Irons

Learn from a veteran remodeler how to screen and research before hiring your next general or specialty contractor. Joseph Irons will discuss the basic contractor requirements for Washington State. Provide you with tips and questions you should be asking and help answer homeowners most frequently asked questions. Get resources for planning your next project when you attend this presentation.

Irons Brother Construction is located in Shoreline's North City Business District 

Tiny homes will be big, energy savings will be hot and ideas for multigenerational living will be in abundance when the Seattle Home and Garden Show 2023, the oldest and largest home show in the nation, opens its doors February 25 through March 5 at Lumen Field Event Center. 

A tiny home village highlighting the latest trends in affordable housing, a full offgrid solar power system that can power your home year round and solutions for keeping your home comfortable during weather extremes are just some of the products and services Northwesterners will see at this year’s show. 


WeatherWatcher: Winter Weather Advisory in effect, snowy period for the week ahead

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Shoreline Park December 3, 2022.
Photo by Carl Dinse

Saturday evening a snowstorm will be moving into the area. The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Winter Weather advisory, in effect from 6pm Saturday evening until 10am Sunday morning. The advisory forecasts 1-2 inches of snow, but this is a general forecast for all of the area including Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue.

Significant snowfall will start to increase at around 9pm Saturday evening in the Shoreline and Lake Forest Park areas. Steady and moderate snowfall is expected until around 4am Sunday morning. 

Temperatures are expected to be near the freezing mark so the snow may be the heavy, wet variety much like what we saw at the end of last November.

Current forecasts are calling for 1-4 inches of snow; locally there is a slight chance of pockets of heavier accumulation. A convergence zone is expected, which might change the amount of additional snowfall significantly and unpredictably and Shoreline is right in the middle of that zone.

Important to note, places near the water, low in elevation will likely see less snow accumulation and possibly no snow accumulation. Lower areas of Lake Forest Park, especially around the Town Center will also likely see less snow or no snow accumulation. Anything above the 250-foot level in elevation should see some accumulation out of this event. Again, this will be not unlike the November snow event where places along the water saw little to no snow accumulation.

Snow showers are possible through Sunday evening and Monday as well, but nothing too significant in those showers is anticipated. We have another snow-maker coming in Monday evening into Tuesday that could bring more widespread snow accumulations. 

Colder air is expected to stay with us through the end of next week with several storm systems threatening precipitation with a mix of rain or snow depending on your proximity to the water.

Bottom Line: Be prepared to deal with winter weather, especially if you're traveling from sea level locations to higher areas near I-5. This winter weather has potential to last through all next week. The warm sun should help clear the roads during daytime periods but freezing is likely in the overnight hours.

For current weather conditions visit

Corrected: 4am Sunday


Scene on the Sound: Goodnight Sun

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

As promised, Friday was very cold and very beautiful. The sunset was just a bonus. - DKH


Last Jazz Vespers will be held on Sunday February 26, 2023

This Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 5:00pm, Jazz Vespers at Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church presents its finale. We hope to bring it back in the future, possibly at another location.

For this special occasion, we're thrilled to welcome a talented guest artist, Seattle-based vocalist Alex Baird, who recently released her debut album Lemon Tree.

She'll be joined by Ben Thomas on drums and piano, Shahan Kilaghbian on bass, and Jean Chaumont on guitars, drums, and piano.

We hope you can join us.


North Seattle student graduates from UW-Madison in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis (February 24, 2023) - Just over 1,750 students received degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison during a commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center on Dec. 18, 2022. 
About 1,200 of them took part in the ceremony at the Kohl Center. 

Total attendance, including graduates, was 6,609. The ceremony was livestreamed so that friends and family from around the world could join in.


Seattle, WA

Tzyy-Hsien Young, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Science, Computer Sciences and Data Science.

For more information about UW-Madison, visit View the ceremony at


Vehicle reservations for San Juan and Port Townsend runs available Monday March 6, 2023

Photo courtesy WSDOT
Vehicle reservations for the spring season (March 26 to June 17) on the Anacortes / San Juan Islands and Port Townsend / Coupeville ferry routes will be available at 7am.Monday, March 6, 2023.

For the Anacortes/San Juan Islands runs, another batch of reservations will be released two weeks before each specific sailing. The remaining space on each sailing will be available two days before the specific voyage.

For more details, or to make a reservation, visit the Washington State Ferries reservations home page.

The spring schedule vehicle reservations release was originally scheduled for January 26 but was pushed back due to an IT issue with those making bulk reservations.


Cartoon by Whitney Potter: Book Ban


Previous cartoons by Whitney Potter HERE


AG sues Food and Drug Administration for excessively burdensome regulation on abortion drug

Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced today he is leading a multistate federal lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accusing it of singling out one of the two drugs used for medication abortions for excessively burdensome regulation, despite ample evidence that the drug is safer than Tylenol.

Today’s lawsuit is Ferguson’s tenth case filed against the Biden administration. Of those cases, Ferguson’s office has four legal victories and has yet to lose a case.

The lawsuit, co-led by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. Nevada, Delaware, Arizona, Illinois, Connecticut, Colorado, Vermont, New Mexico, Michigan and Rhode Island also joined the lawsuit.

“The federal government has known for years that mifepristone is safe and effective,” Ferguson said. 
“In the wake of the Supreme Court’s radical decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the FDA is now exposing doctors, pharmacists and patients to unnecessary risk. The FDA’s excessive restrictions on this important drug have no basis in medical science.”
More information here


State gymnastics: Shorecrest gymnast champion, three Shorewood gymnasts place, Coach inducted to Hall of Fame

Berkley Gorre (center), Ava Enriquez, Tia Lara
Photo courtesy Shoreline Athletics

Berkley Gorre
of Shorecrest was named champion in Bars at the 2023 WIAA/Gesa Credit Union 2A/3A State Gymnastics at Sammamish High School in Bellevue WA on Friday, February 24, 2023.

Two Shorewood gymnasts placed: Ava Enriquez, 3rd on Floor, 4th on Bars and Tia Lara, 6th on Floor.

Susan Riley, right, inducted into Hall of Fame
Photo courtesy Shoreline Athletics

Shorewood Head Coach Susan Riley
was inducted into the Washington State Coaches Association Gymnastics Hall of Fame.


Learn about indoor plants and how to be more successful growing houseplants in your home

Want to learn about indoor plants and how to be more successful growing houseplants in your home?

Smartyplants will teach the basics of houseplant care: lighting, watering, soil, repotting, fertilizing, humidity, propagation, troubleshooting potential problems and more! You'll even get to take home a new leafy friend!

3/4 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Saturday (1) | Fee: $39 | Leah Pearce | Location: 2900 Building, Room 2912, Shoreline CC Campus, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline WA 98133 (campus map)

Register here

Part of Shoreline Community College Continuing Education


The Shoreline Severe Weather Shelter will be open Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 8:30pm

The Shoreline Severe Weather Shelter will be open Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 8:30pm

The shelter is housed at St. Dunstan’s Church at 722 N 145th St, Shoreline WA 98133

If you would like to be a shelter volunteer, email or call 206-550-5626

The shelter welcomes donations of sleeping bags, socks, blankets, scarves, and hats.

Daytime warming center:

Open M-TH 10am-1pm


Jobs: WSDOT Highway Maintenance Worker 3

Highway Maintenance Worker 3
Shoreline, WA- Northwest Region
$64,253 - $78,287 Annually

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is currently seeking a Highway Maintenance Lead (HMW3) to lead crews performing maintenance of a specific sub-section of highway, including leading a section-wide crew. This lead position performs regular highway, roadside, infrastructure, and right-of-way maintenance and repair tasks.

Job description and application


Jobs: WSDOT Traffic Management Center Engineer – Transportation Engineer 2 (In-Training)

Traffic Management Center Engineer – Transportation Engineer 2 (In-Training)
Shoreline, WA- Northwest Region
$63,056 - $93,522 Annually

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Northwest Region Traffic Management Center (TMC) has a unique and exciting engineering opportunity to provide daily traffic management activities as the TMC Engineer. 

Duties and responsibilities include operating the Region's Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), guiding, and assisting staff on the use of these systems, and coordinating system activation around major events that impact WSDOT roadways. 

In this position you will guide operations and make decisions on a daily basis that directly impact driver safety and traffic flow while also helping build back-end algorithms that assist ITS potential.The candidate selected for this position will also work to support traffic analysis and data requests for the region Traffic Office and assists in producing engineering studies and reports for others including Tolling Division as needed. The successful candidate will possess the ability to be available to work a variety of shifts to include day, swing, night, weekends, and holidays, sometimes with little notice to assist in the 24/7 operations of the TMC.

Note: This in-training position offers a career path and on-the-job training and allow you to progress through the Transportation Engineer field, achieving the goal class of a Transportation Engineer 2. Transportation Engineer 1 or Transportation Engineer 2 depending on qualifications.

Job description and application


Scene over the Sound: Mt. Constance before the storm

Friday, February 24, 2023

Photo by Lee Wolfe

Tuesday morning Mt. Constance briefly showed her face before the next storm descended.

Mt. Constance is a peak in the Olympic Mountains of Washington and the third highest in the range. It is the most visually prominent peak on our western skyline.


An Afternoon of Poetry and Tea at Dunn Gardens with Seattle-born poet Mary Pinard

Cozy up with a cup of tea for a late winter poetry reading in Ed’s Cottage in Dunn Gardens on Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 1-3pm. 

Dunn Gardens are just south of 145th and west of Greenwood at 13533 Northshire Rd NW, Seattle 98177

We’ll have a fire in the dining room, the tea brewing, and cocoa apple cake for you to enjoy while listening to the poems of Mary Pinard. 

Come early or stay late to see early signs of spring in the Gardens. Poet Mary Pinard is visiting from Boston, where she regularly visits Olmsted parks in the area.

Mary Pinard is the author of two books of poetry, Portal (2014), and Ghost Heart (2022), which won the 2021 Ex Ophidia Press Prize for Poetry. Her play, Heart/Roots County, was published by Volland Press during the summer of 2022. 

Over the last 15 years, she has collaborated with several visual artists and musicians in the Boston area, where her poems have been variously incised in glass (“Fragment House,” Slocum River Reserve, Dartmouth, MA), shaped in wire (“Lineage,” Old Frog Pond Farm, Harvard, MA), adhered to an exhibit wall (“Breaking Prairie,” Hollister Gallery, Babson College), and set to music (“On the Wing: A Celebration of Birds in Words and Music,” performed at several New England venues).

She teaches literature and poetry courses in the Arts and Humanities Division at Babson College, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1990. She was born and raised in Seattle. For more information visit her website:

Cost: Members: $5, Not-yet-members: $10

Information and tickets here:

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