Gloria's Insects: Hey, Hilda, room for one more?

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Photo copyright Gloria Z. Nagler

 We Mason Bees are practically nanoscopic... you won't even know I'm there!

(And Mason Bees outperform honeybees in pollinating c'mon, Hilda, let her in!)

--Gloria Z. Nagler


LFP Police Department welcomes two new officers

L-R Judge Grant, Officer Alcean, Officer Montague, Chief Harden

The Lake Forest Park Police Department is delighted to introduce two new lateral police officers! Hubermann Alcean and Francisco Montague were officially sworn in during the City Council meeting on September 14, 2023.

Hubermann Alcean
Hubermann Alcean
, originally hailing from Haiti, joins us from the Renton Police Department. He is a devoted family man, happily married and the proud father of five children. 

Before embarking on his career in law enforcement, Officer Alcean worked as an Emergency Room Technician for several years. 

In addition to his police duties, Officer Alcean currently serves in the Washington State Army National Guard as a dedicated Military Police Officer. 

He possesses a deep-rooted passion for public service and is both honored and enthusiastic about becoming a valuable member of the Lake Forest Park Police Department. Outside of his professional life, Officer Alcean enjoys quality time with his family, maintaining a healthy lifestyle through workouts, and indulging in his love for soccer.

Francisco Montague
Francisco Montague
brings a wealth of experience from his tenure with the Kirkland and Brier Police Departments. His journey toward a career in law enforcement began at a young age when he enrolled in a Police Explorer program. 

A native of Washington state, Officer Montague graduated from high school and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior from the University of Washington. 

Beyond the confines of his work, Officer Montague finds solace in the gym, has a deep appreciation for country music, relishes outdoor activities, and cherishes moments spent with his circle of close friends and family.


Shoreline awarded $1 million to enhance its urban forestry efforts

Photo by Mike Remarcke
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service has awarded the City of Shoreline $1 million to enhance Shoreline’s urban forestry efforts. 

The grant is part of the $1 billion investment in the Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program.

The $1 million grant is in addition to $2.76 million in matching funds the City is putting forward for this work for a total of $3.76 million. 

Street trees on N 185th
Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Shoreline will use the funds to expand and enhance its urban forestry program over the next five years. 

We will:
  • expand efforts to actively track the progress and health of our urban forests and tree canopy and prioritize street-tree planting in low canopy neighborhoods
  • expand opportunities for the community to plant and maintain trees on private property
  • expand the Green Shoreline Partnership to provide urban forestry education, stewardship, and 
  • explore the creation of a workforce development initiative in partnership with local schools and community-based organizations, which will also include tree planting in areas with environmental health disparities.

“Maintaining and protecting our urban forest is essential to creating a healthy community,” stated Shoreline Mayor Keith Scully. 
“This money will allow us to make significant investments in our urban forestry program and help us to address Goal 2, Strategy 1 of our Climate Action Plan - Maintain and increase tree canopy and urban forest health.”


Jobs: WSDOT Procurement and Supply Specialist 1

Procurement and Supply Specialist 1
Shoreline, WA – Northwest Region
$43,520 - $57,985 Annually

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is currently seeking a Procurement and Supply Specialist 1 in Shoreline, WA. This position performs professional level procurement of services, supplies, materials, parts, and equipment in accordance with state laws and requirements. 

This position supports inventory and accountability functions of purchased goods or services. The Procurement and Supply Specialist will perform day-to-day aspects for the Northwest Region (NWR) Stores Operations. This position is critical in fostering a respectful and healthy work environment with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Job description and application


Memorial ceremony October 25, 2023 for King County residents who died without resources or family to claim their remains

Gone but not forgotten
Photo courtesy King County Medical Examiners Office

Every few years, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office (KCMEO) hosts a unique memorial to ensure that every King County resident is remembered. 

The KCMEO’s Indigent Remains Program provides burial for King County residents who have died without resources or family to claim their remains for a proper burial. This program serves people whose families either could not be located or could not provide for the proper disposition of remains.

The next ceremony to remember these individuals will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 1:00pm at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Renton, 100 Blaine Ave NE

It’s open to any member of the public who wishes to pay their respects.

Answers to common questions about the program: 

How long has King County provided this service and how does it work? 

The first ceremony took place in 1993, and they are held on an as-needed basis. When someone dies but lacks the necessary means for burial, the KCMEO Indigent Remains Program looks after their remains. 

The KCMEO exhausts all efforts to identify family members who may be able to take the remains, but when no one can be found who can do this, the remains are cremated and buried. In some cases, the KCMEO is able to find family, but the family can’t always bear the cost of burial services. 

What does the ceremony involve? 

Clergy from several denominations are invited to read the names of each individual decedent. The Indigent Remains Program also works with local organizations and agencies to reach out to people in the community who may have known the person to invite them to the ceremony. Each burial is marked with a stone plate, which includes the date and an inscription. 

How are the remains buried? 

All remains are cremated, placed in individual containers, and buried in the same area of the cemetery. Each individual’s remains are separated and identifiable by a unique number inside the tomb. A 3-D map is used for reference. 

What do we know about the people being buried? 

The names of the decedents who are part of the 2023 ceremony can be found online. Some were people living homeless at the time of death, while others had housing but did not have funds or family to cover a proper burial. 

--Kaila Lafferty, Public Health Insider


Autism and ADHD: Eastside CHADD Zoom meeting October 18, 2023

Join Hower Kwon, MD, on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 from 7 to 8:30pm to learn more about Autism and ADHD.

Dr. Kwon presents an informative program to discuss Autism and ADHD, conditions which can both be present in a child. 

Hower Kwon, MD, is the psychiatrist at his Bellevue Child Behavior Center. Dr. Kwon brings a wealth of experience both as an individual practitioner and a member of the UW Autism Center.

Many have asked for this program so Eastside CHADD is pleased to schedule this meeting so we can learn about these conditions to facilitate the treatment needed.

Autism spectrum disorder occurs in roughly 2% of school-age children, and ADHD affects about 7%. These conditions can also co-occur, making assessment and treatment more complicated. Dr. Kwon will discuss the challenges of assessment and treatment of children affected by both conditions.

Hower Kwon, MD
Hower Kwon, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has been practicing in the Seattle area since 2004. Since 2006, he has seen patients at his private practice in Bellevue. 

He is a member of the clinical faculty at UW and also an attending psychiatrist at the Seattle Children's Autism Center since it opened in 2009.

He received his clinical training at UCLA, where he began pursuing his subspecialty in autism spectrum disorders. Subsequently, he pursued a postdoctoral research fellowship at Stanford.

Eastside CHADD members have priority enrollment. 

To join Eastside CHADD for priority enrollment for this and future presentations, go to our JOIN EASTSIDE CHADD page. Your membership helps to support Eastside CHADD to bring you important knowledge about best practices in the field of ADHD.

To register, please email and include the following information:
  1. Put the word AUTISM/ADHD in the subject line.
  2. Your first and last name
  3. Your Eastside CHADD membership number
  4. Email address to receive the ZOOM link (If it's different from the one you used to send the email)
  5. Telephone number so we can contact you in the event of changes to the scheduled event
We encourage you to invite your pediatricians, educational staff, and therapists to attend this important meeting.

If you need to cancel your reservation, please notify us immediately (at so that your space can be given to another person.

Please note that this presentation will not be recorded, so please join us 10 minutes before 7pm to learn how to support for your children and your students.

The Zoom invitation will be sent on Monday, October 16, 2023.


Scene on the Sound: The Nimitz returns home

Yesterday the USS Nimitz sailed through.
Photo by Jan Hansen

From the official website for Commander Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet 

Our legacy comes from the rich history of Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz and the vast history of USS Nimitz – the lead ship of the Nimitz class of aircraft carriers. Both the man and the ship share deep roots in tradition, dedication and service to the United States Navy.

First of Her Class

USS Nimitz is a supercarrier of the U.S. Navy, and the lead ship of her class. One of the largest warships in the world, she was laid down, launched and commissioned as CVAN 68 but was later re-designated CVN 68 (nuclear-powered multi-mission aircraft carrier) on June 30, 1975 as part of the fleet realignment. 

Nimitz was homeported at Naval Station Norfolk until 1987, when she was relocated to Naval Station Bremerton in Washington State (now part of Naval Base Kitsap).

Following her Refueling and Complex Overhaul in 2001, her homeport was changed to Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego. The homeport of Nimitz was again moved to Naval Station Everett in Washington State in 2012. 

In January 2015, Nimitz changed homeport from Everett back to Naval Base Kitsap.

Nimitz is now the oldest American aircraft carrier in active service.


ParentMap: Halloween's Trendiest Kid Costumes for 2023

The Little Mermaid
Photo credit: Amazon
Parent Map has a lovely article by Tiffany Doerr Guerzon about the most popular costumes of 2023

Halloween is quickly approaching, and believe it or not it’s time to start putting together the perfect costume (and pulling out a craft or two, too). 
There is always the classic ghost, witch or monster, but if your little trick-or-treater wants something more on-trend, you’ve come to the right place. 
Mario Brothers
Photo credit: Amazon
2023 was a great year for epic kid entertainment. Stand-out hits include: “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” “Super Mario Bros,” "Elemental” and, of course, the wildly popular “Barbie” movie. 

These movies brought more than just entertainment; they brought Halloween costume inspiration too. Whether you are shopping for your tot, tween or a kid in-between, these character costumes should do the trick.
Most of the costumes seem to be available on Amazon.

Barbie would be the easiest do-it-yourself outfit
This one is on

Of course, in the Northwest, if you are actually going door to door on Halloween, your child's costume will probably need to be covered by a raincoat. Someday, someone will create a rain-proof costume.

The rest of Tiffany's article - and photos of the costumes - can be seen here.

--Diane Hettrick


Olympic Fly Fishers to hear from Fly Fish Dan at October 10, 2023 meeting

Fly Fish Dan
The Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds present Fly Fish Dan, the creator of the popular You Tube Channel
Fly Fish Dan.

Fly fishing has been Dan’s passion for the past 38 years, mostly in and around the Pacific Northwest, and he shares that passion on social media where he teaches and inspires.

The meeting will be Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at the Lake Ballinger Center, 23000 Lakeview Drive Mountlake Terrace, Wa. The doors open at 5:30pm and the meeting will begin at 6pm. 

The meeting is open to all.


Seattle residents: SPU recycling event in Lake City Saturday, September 30, 2023

Beyond the Cart Recycling and compost giveaway event

Have stuff to recycle that doesn't go in your cart? Bring it to a Recycling and Reuse Collection event! 

SPU hosts six events a year to collect items for recycling and reuse that can't go in your home recycle carts or dumpsters. Events are free and open to all Seattle residents.

2023 recycling and reuse collection events

Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 9am to 1pm *or until space is full*

NOTE: No Early Birds! Customers cannot drop off items before the start time


There goes the neighborhood

Monday, September 25, 2023

Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

On Aug. 12, 2023, the dedicated team aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) worked with researchers and tech support to strategically position an ice gateway buoy light in the Beaufort Sea.

The residents took note.


Get four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests mailed to you

Beginning Monday, September 25, 2023 every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home.

AND before you throw out "Expired" tests: Check FDA's website to see if your COVID-19 tests' expiration dates have been extended

Every U.S. household may place an order to receive four free COVID-⁠19 rapid tests delivered directly to your home.

Order Free At-Home Tests

Need help placing an order for your at-⁠home tests?
Call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

The U.S. government will continue to make COVID-⁠19 tests available to uninsured individuals and underserved communities through existing outreach programs. Please contact a HRSA health center, Test to Treat site, or ICATT location near you to learn how to access low- or no-cost COVID-⁠19 tests provided by the federal government.


Mixed use building under construction adjacent to 185th Station

NE 185th and 8th NE
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

This is the building that you can see from the freeway at 185th, looming over the 185th Transit station construction. It is currently identified as Kinect Shoreline.

Mixed-use building with 2,149 square feet of commercial space, 240 multifamily units and parking for 265 vehicles.

NE 189th and 8th NE
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Project Location: 18553, 18559 and 18807 8th Ave NE and 727, 719, and 721 NE 189th St

People who live here will be able to easily walk to the station. With over two thousand feet of commercial space, one can hope it will fill with services the residents will need and want. Maybe even a coffee shop.

--Diane Hettrick


Candidate forum for Shoreline School Board election on Monday October 1, 2023

L-R Sara Betnel, Hazim Ghanim, Sylvia Gil, Meghan Jernigan
Candidates for Shoreline School Board

Shoreline, WA – September 2023 – Shoreline PTA Council, which represents 15 PTAs at schools throughout the Shoreline School District, will host a Candidate Forum for candidates in the Shoreline School Board election. 

The forum will be held on Monday October 16, 2023 from 7pm to 9pm in the Shoreline Room at Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155.

The following candidates have been invited to participate in the forum:
  • Sara Betnel
  • Hazim Ghanim
  • Sylvia Gil
  • Meghan Jernigan

We respectfully request the audience be seated and ready to begin at 7:00pm. The structured forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters. 

Each set of candidates will be asked the same question. Some questions will be provided to candidates in advance based on input from the community. 

To submit questions for consideration, please fill out the online Google Form by 9pm Friday October 6th: 

Questions will also be selected from audience members during the event. Information about live streaming is forthcoming. The forum will be recorded and shared through public posting following the event.

Hosting this Candidate Forum demonstrates Shoreline PTA Council’s commitment to the PTA mission of being a strong advocate for the health, safety, well-being and education of every child. The goal of the forum is to ensure that all voters can make informed choices in November.

The forum is free and community attendance is encouraged. However, distribution of campaign materials, including the carrying of signs, in the building by candidates, volunteers or members of the public is prohibited.

PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. 

Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth. For more information about Shoreline PTA Council, visit

North Urban Human Services Alliance (NUHSA) advocates for human services in North King County (NKC) on behalf of its residents and the agencies that serve them through the promotion of partnerships between communities and providers. For more information about North Urban Human Services Alliance, visit


Kenmore City Council to hold a town hall Thursday September 28, 2023

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Kenmore City Councilmembers invite residents to attend a Community Town Hall this Thursday, September 28 from 6pm - 8pm at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE, Kenmore, WA 98028.

They expect to discuss a variety of topics impacting Kenmore such as public safety, housing, parks and open spaces, budget/finances and more. 

This casual, roundtable style event is open to everyone and is family friendly, with Spanish interpretation and kids activities provided. 


Autumn moon on the equinox

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Photo by Bruce Hill

The autumn moon on Friday night at the Autumn equinox - officially 11:50pm Friday, September 22, 2023.

The equinox occurs the moment that the sun is aligned with the Earth's equator. There are two equinoxes every year -- one in September and one in March -- and they occur at seasonal transition points, determining the first day of fall and the first day of spring.

9-26-23 Photo is by Bruce Hill. Originally attributed to the wrong contributer


City leaders join bus tour of affordable homeownership sites

Community leaders gather outside the bus prior to the tour for a group photo. (Photo/Homestead)

Community leaders from the Cities of Lake Forest Park, Shoreline, Kenmore, and Bothell, along with staff from North Urban Human Services Alliance (NUHSA) recently joined with donors and stakeholders of Homestead Community Land Trust to learn more about permanently affordable homeownership on a tour of developments in Seattle and Tukwila.

The tour was in collaboration with Homestead’s partners in Lake Forest Park (Michael Troyer, Sally Yamasaki, and Donna Hawkey) and NUHSA who invited leaders from north urban cities to explore how to increase affordable homeownership opportunities in their communities.

The tour was a showcase of the different types of homes that can be developed in affordable housing programs including townhomes, cottage-style duplexes, and condominium flats in apartment-style buildings.

Homestead Director of Real Estate Development, Eric Pravitz, shares information about The Southard with attendees. (Photo/Homestead)

The group toured Homestead’s Village Gardens, a 16-home development in the Central District of Seattle. The tour also stopped at a future development site on church land in West Seattle, before arriving at The Southard, Homestead’s latest project under construction. 

The Southard is a development of 18 homes; the second of Homestead’s highly energy-efficient demonstration projects designed to reduce utility costs and climate impacts.

Homestead Community Land Trust is an affordable homeownership developer with 245 homes in trust in Seattle, Renton, and soon, in Tukwila. They have created over 300 first-time homebuyer opportunities for lower-income households for whom market-rate homeownership is too expensive. 

Homes in their program are subsidized so that they can be priced between $250,000 and $325,000, depending on size.

During the tour, Homestead’s CEO Kathleen Hosfeld explained that land identification is one of the ways community leaders can facilitate affordable housing projects. 

  • Village Gardens was built on surplus property made available through a competitive process by the City of Seattle. 
  • The West Seattle and Tukwila properties on the tour are developments on church land. The West Seattle project came about as a result of Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold’s outreach to affordable housing developers in support of the church that wanted to redevelop its property. 
 Many faith communities with land are selling or transferring land at low or no cost for affordable housing as part of their social justice or charitable commitments.

“The Housing Party Bus tour allowed us to see CLT housing first-hand and gave us an opportunity to have fun and build community with others who hope to work toward permanently affordable housing solutions,” according to Yamasaki.
Yamasaki continued, “As our Lake Forest Park CLT team has been seeing million-dollar houses replacing once affordable starter homes, it recognizes that it narrows a sector of our society who can afford to live here. Diversity makes our community rich. 
"The CLT model allows for our teachers, city workers, and others who are essential to our town to not only afford to live here, but to also begin the process of building equity in their home that renting does not.”

To learn more about Homestead CLT’s work on building a legacy of permanently affordable homeownership in King County, you can visit the organization’s website or follow them on Instagram socials@homesteadcommunitylandtrust


Shorewood Cheer in half-time show at Husky Stadium

Shorewood Cheer at Husky Stadium
Photo by Brianne Sturm

Shorewood Cheer spent this past Saturday, September 23, 2023 working with over 400 cheerleaders from across the state to create a one of a kind halftime show. 

Over half the team made their way down to Husky Stadium, where they worked tirelessly to learn and practice the group routine.

Shorewood Cheer in half-time show
Photo by Brianne Sturm

During halftime, cheer teams performed in front of 65,000 Dawg fans. 

Shorewood Cheer had a great time and represented Shoreline Schools well; they can't wait to attend next fall!

--Cheer advisor Brianne Sturm


Pack the Park 5K/Fun Run Saturday October 14, 2023

Pack the Park 5K/Fun Run on October 14, 2023, at Pfingst Animal Acres Park, Lake Forest Park.

Pack the Park raises funds for students facing food insecurity in our community. This year, we're partnering with organizations across the Shoreline School District to make an even bigger impact.
Spread the word, and if you're interested in volunteering, email us at
Save the date: 9am start, 5K through Lake Forest Park, and a community fair with food trucks and live entertainment.
Register by October 1, 2023 to receive a complimentary event shirt!
Since 2015, we've donated over $65,000 to Friday Food Packs and Food 4 Kids, ensuring children have food on weekends and during school days.
Let's unite for this great cause!  


Heron Rises from the Dark, Summer Pond

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Into a new life: see how the sudden
gray-blue sheets of her wings
strive toward the wind; see how the the clasp of nothing
takes her in.

poem by Mary Oliver


Lake Forest Park and Kenmore are partnering for a combined Recycling Collection Event September 30, 2023

The cities of Lake Forest Park and Kenmore are partnering for a combined Recycling Collection Event! 

Take a look at the event flyer to see the full list of what you can and cannot bring. 

Please be aware fees do apply for certain items. 

The collection event will take place Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Northlake Lutheran Church.

Items you can bring (please view the event flyer for full details and information):

Tires*, Propane Tanks*, Electronic Equipment, Appliances and Scrap Metal*, Cardboard, Porcelain Toilets & Sinks*, Lead Acid & Household Batteries, Mattresses*, Paper Shredding (4 box limit), Clean Bulky Wood, and Refrigerators and Freezers*.
*Fees apply

Please note: No flat beds or dump trucks allowed. We reserve the right to refuse oversized, commercial, contaminated, excessive, or unacceptable loads.


Volunteers are still working in Shoreline Parks this week

Photo by Joy Wood

Join the City of Shoreline’s Forest Stewards to perform ecological restoration in Shoreline’s forested parks!

To register, visit our online portal here. We work on weekends and during the week.

No experience necessary - just bring your enthusiasm and we will teach you the rest. Do good removing weeds and installing native plants – rain or shine!

We will provide tools. Please bring a water bottle, layers for the weather, and tough shoes and clothes that can get muddy. Bring gloves if you have them, but we also have some that you can borrow.

We work in the following city parks:

§ Boeing Creek
§ Brugger's Bog
§ Darnell
§ Echo Lake
§ Hamlin
§ Twin Ponds
§ North City
§ Northcrest
§ Shoreline
§ Shoreview
§ Paramount Open Space
§ Richmond Beach Saltwater Park

We look forward to restoring with you! Choose your park and sign up here


Catalytic Converter Tagged and Protected Event October 13, 2023 for Shoreline residents

Shoreline Police Department and Shoreline Community College are joining forces again, to offer the Catalytic Converter Tagged and Protected event! 

Tagging your catalytic converter can help prevent theft.

Registration is required, to secure your spot, click on this link or click on the QR code on the announcement.
Shoreline Residents Only. Spots are limited. First come, first served!

Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Friday October 13th from 8am-2pm


Coast Guard in the Arctic: High-latitude maritime Artificial Intelligence

Technology aboard the Healy
Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

YOLO! But we don't mean You Only Live Once!

It's time to see what the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy has been up to and talk about high-latitude maritime Artificial Intelligence!

The changing environment in the Arctic is leading to increased marine traffic. As the maritime industry embraces technology like AI on vessels, having datasets from the Arctic environment to train new models on is critical to making tools that will work in this environment.

A team on the Healy is collecting arctic imagery to serve as a basis for AI Computer Vision Models.

An MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL) and a Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) team are using the MITLL system to record infrared video and still imagery.

Due to the long periods of darkness in the Arctic, the use of infrared technology to develop models that will still work at night was important to the team.

Cmdr. Blair Sweigart, PhD, who directs the service’s AI research portfolio, is running the project on the vessel. As the imagery is collected, he and his team are also running preliminary tests with standard computer vision models like YOLO (You Only Look Once) version 8, to better understand the need for model retraining. 

The work also supports the RDC Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis Branch’s research project on computer vision.

The MITLL team, led by Amna Graves and Jo Kurucar, is looking to make the dataset publicly available to allow a broader community to work on models that will benefit those working in the Arctic maritime regions.

The project is a collaboration between MIT Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL) and the Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC). The resulting dataset will be used to develop AI tools for the Arctic region.

--U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy is homeported in Puget Sound


Mark your calendars - the Richmond Beach Community Association Halloween Carnival is back

The Richmond Beach carnival is happening again this year! 

Mark your calendars to celebrate the fall season with your neighbors, and even more importantly, take time now to sign up to help or to pre-purchase tickets. 

Saturday October 28, 2023 from 3 - 7pm (soft opening at 2pm for people with special needs) at Syre Elementary 19545 12th Ave NW, Shoreline, WA 98177

Looking forward to seeing our Shoreline community at this traditional Richmond Beach event!

Buy tickets


The last sunset of summer

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Photo by Mike Remarcke

Yes. Summer is officially over. Saturday is the first day of fall. 

Mike Remarcke decided to see how the other half lives and photograph the Olympics instead of his usual Cascades.


First Lady Jill Biden visits Seattle to meet with Fred Hutch staff

Dr. Jill Biden in Seattle this week
First Lady Jill Biden visited the Northwest this week.

Biden spent Thursday and Friday in the Seattle area, capped by remarks at Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in support of President Joe Biden's "Cancer Moonshot Initiative."

Her remarks at Fred Hutch:

"Of all the things cancer steals from us, time is the cruelest. We can’t afford to wait another minute for better solutions, better treatments, better cures.

"That’s why my husband, President Biden, and I reignited the Biden Cancer Moonshot – our White House initiative to build a world where cancer is not a death sentence. Where we stop cancer before it starts. Where we catch it early and help people live longer, healthier, happier lives. Where we invest in innovative research and help patients and their families navigate this journey.

"For survivors, that journey doesn’t end when they are declared “cancer free.” Side effects from treatment and the constant fear of that next doctor’s appointment linger through remission.

"But with research and the right care for survivors, we can mitigate those side effects and help ease those fears.

"That’s what’s happening here at Fred Hutch, where researchers are working to prevent breast cancer from coming back and metastasizing in survivors, and where clinicians are supporting survivors with quality care that’s designed to meet their unique needs.

"There are 18 million cancer survivors across our country, and thanks to the amazing work being done here, we are adding to that number each day.

"As I’ve traveled the country and the world – I’ve seen innovative programs and partnerships that are making progress. I’ve seen what is possible when we invest in cutting edge research. And I’ve seen that there is so much hope to be found.

"I see that hope here today as well. Your work will change lives, and save lives.

"Through the Biden Cancer Moonshot, we are putting American innovation to work for patients.

"And together, we will make it so the word cancer loses its power, so fewer families know the pain of losing a loved one to this disease.

"That’s the reason we’re all here. That’s why I’m asking you to lean in just a little more, to push your staffs just a little harder – for all the families touched by cancer across the country that are in a race against time.

"That is the urgency of now.

"For Joe and me, this is the mission of our lives. And we are ready and proud to work beside you.

"Now, I look forward to hearing your insights today, and I will bring your stories back to the White House so that others can benefit from your expertise."


Your Voice, Your Choice: A Guide to Voting for Judges - online Tuesday September 26, 2023

Your Voice, Your Choice: A Guide to Voting for Judges, Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 – 8 pm. King County Library System Online Event

Voting for judges is an important part of our democracy. Join a panel discussion to learn what judges do and how to vote for them.

Panel includes: 
  • Moderator William Covington, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Director, Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic and teaching professor at the University of Washington School of Law; 
  • Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary I. Yu; 
  • King County Superior Court Judge Karen Matson Donohue; 
  • Retired King County Shoreline District Judge Marcine Anderson.

Sponsored by the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle. Registration required.


Kingfisher lives up to its name

Photo by Martin DeGrazia

This pretty bird is a Kingfisher - living up to its name after fishing at Ronald Bog.


Fire commissioners from Shoreline Fire and Northshore Fire to hold joint meeting October 24, 2023


As required by RCW 42.30, the Open Public Meetings Act, you are hereby notified that the Board of Commissioners of Shoreline Fire Department will hold a Special Joint Meeting on October 24, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. with the Commissioners of the Northshore Fire Department. The purpose of the special joint meeting is to discuss the 2024 budget.

DATE: October 24, 2023

TIME: 5:00 pm

LOCATION: Shoreline Fire Department
17525 Aurora Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133

To attend the meeting online please use the below information:

Meeting ID: 829 8673 9702
Passcode: 975776
Dial by your location: #1-253-205-0468

Notice posted by: Beatriz Goldsmith
Executive Assistant
September 20, 2023


Cartoon by Whitney Potter: Good Decision


Small-group piano lessons for youth and adults at Shoreline Community College this fall

Jensina Oliver applauds for student at piano recital
Photo courtesy SCC

Cascade Music and Drama is excited to introduce small-group piano lessons for youth and adults at Shoreline Community College this fall. 

Learn and grow with one of the area’s most sought-after instructors, Dr. Jensina Oliver. Sessions cover rhythm, movement, notation, singing, and early keyboard/piano training. Acoustic piano or digital keyboard with weighted keys required for practice at home. Lessons take place in the keyboard lab in the #800 Music Building on campus, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline WA 98133.

Register here: Shoreline Community College (

Jensina Oliver
Known for her expressive and passionate performances, pianist Jensina Oliver has delighted audiences as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, China, Canada, Costa Rica, Israel, and throughout Europe. 

Her performances with orchestra include appearances with the Hubei Provincial Orchestra of Wuhan, China, and the Utah Philharmonia. 

She was a national finalist of the MTNA Chamber Music Competition, a resident artist at the Banff Chamber Music Festival, and has won several solo and concerto competitions throughout the United States.

Dr. Oliver is in high demand as guest clinician and adjudicator at events, conferences, and competitions throughout the Pacific Northwest. She has taught at Shoreline Community College since 1998 and has a thriving piano studio with students of all ages. 

Ms. Oliver currently resides with her family in Shoreline, WA, where she loves to enjoy all of the beautiful outdoor opportunities that the Pacific Northwest provides.


Shorewood tennis continues its winning ways, defeating Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, and North Creek

JD Drake serving
Photo by Coach Arnie Moreno

Shorewood boys tennis continued their win streak by winning three matches by defeating Mountlake Terrace 7-0 and Lynnwood 7-0. On Tuesday Shorewood defeated one of the top teams in KingCo 4A, North Creek, 6-1. 

Seb Sanchez during a rally
Photo by Coach Arnie Moreno
The match of the day was number 1 singles, JD Drake, rallying after a first set loss, to win a two-hour battle. Drake won with a great overall court game and long rallys. 

Also winning in singles were freshman Seb Sanchez and sophomore Xander Gordon. 

Shorewood swept all three doubles matches. 

Winning in doubles were sophomores Eli Sheffield and Riley Boyd, senior co-captain Henry Franey and sophomore Kristian Hagemeier, senior co-captain Sam Borgida and freshman Drew Johnson. Gordon has stayed unbeaten in his matches.

Shorewood will have a busy week next week. They will host Cascade on Monday, travel to Edmonds Woodway for a matchup of the top two teams in WesCo South, then travel to Meadowdale on Thursday. 

In a rare Saturday match on September 30th, Shorewood will host the 2022 2A state team champions, Sehome from Bellingham, at 11am at Shorewood Courts.

--Coach Arnie Moreno

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