Visit the Shoreline Schools Art Show at the Shoreline Center through April 11, 2023

Sunday, March 26, 2023

The Shoreline Art Department is proud to present Art Attack: A Showcase of the Shoreline School District’s Visual Art Program.

The show features artwork created by student artists attending Cascade K-8 Community School, Kellogg Middle School, Einstein Middle School, Shorewood High School, and Shorecrest High School.

Work was selected from students in middle school art classes, Ceramics I and II, Advanced Placement Photography, Cartooning, Drawing and Painting I and II, Studio Art, and Advanced Placement Art.

District art teachers are: Marty Ballew, Lori Chase, Autumn Helling, Brent Holland, Debbie Johnson, Scott Kelley, Laura King, Kevin McCarthy, Fergus Temporada, Craig van den Bosch, and Michael Zadra.

Creating visual art is a vital component of Shoreline, and we are excited to showcase some of our students’ work.

The public is invited to view the artwork which is on display from through April 11, 2023.

Shoreline Center is located at 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155, and is open to the public on weekdays 8:00am - 5:00pm. Main entrance on 1st Ave NE in the center of the building.

Note: Some three-dimensional artwork is also located in the case down the hall to the right as you enter the lobby, toward the ShoreLake Arts office.

All photos by Steven H. Robinson


Mail stolen on Ashworth dumped at Cromwell Park

A reader sent photos of piles of mail he found dumped at Cromwell Park, in the SW corner trail before noon on Sunday, March 26, 2023.

Cromwell Park is at 180th and Meridian in Shoreline.

The visible addresses were from 167xx to 178xx Ashworth. Most of the mail was junk and circulars but there were a fair amount of bills and one small Amazon Prime mailer which had been ripped open and contents removed.

I suggest that when you find dumped mail, it's best to pick it up and take it to a post office - the retail center is in Gateway Plaza at 185th and Aurora. 

Soggy newspaper grocery ads can be safely discarded.

--Diane Hettrick


Registration begins Monday for Spring Continuing Education classes at Shoreline Community College

Continuing Education classes for Spring Quarter will be starting soon. Registration begins on Monday, April 3, 2023.

Visit the full online course catalog to see the courses offered this quarter or sign up to receive the printed brochure by mail!

Continuing Education is an open learning community that offers affordable, non‑credit courses for those who are interested in short‑term personal enrichment and professional development opportunities.

Summer Camps and Sport Camps
The college also hosts a variety of summer camps and sports camps for children and youth.


Residential fire leaves home uninhabitable and residents displaced

Aftermath of structure fire. Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Shoreline Fire responded to a residential structure fire in the 16800 block of 12th Pl NE on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

Shoreline Fire reports that even after the main fire was extinguished, there was still a great deal of smoke.

The occupants were able to get out without injuries. The Red Cross was called to assist them. The Fire Marshal is investigating.


Scholarship opportunity for women undergraduates

The Seattle branch of the American Association of University Women offers scholarships of $3,000 - $15,000 for undergraduate students identifying as women or born female and identifying as nonbinary, and who are enrolled in a Washington public college. 

Eligible applicants must have graduated from a King County high school and have already earned 90 college credits or been accepted into a B.A.S. degree program at a selected college. Application deadline is April 15. 

Visit for more information about the scholarships and AAUW.

AAUW is a national program whose mission is to advance equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. Branch members engage in local and federal advocacy for social, racial and economic justice.


Scene on the Sound: Sailboat race

Photo by Lee Lageschulte

Sailboats racing from Shilshole to Mukilteo Saturday on the Salish Sea. Another sign of Spring.


Search and Rescue Hero Dog at Mariner’s “Bark at the Park!

On April 3, 2023 at the Seattle Mariners’ home game with the Los Angeles Angels, 13-year old K9 Keb, the 2022 American Humane Search and Rescue Hero Dog and star in the award winning bestseller: A Dog’s Devotion: True Adventures of a K9 Search and Rescue Team (Lyons Press 2022), will be honored in the Mariners’ “Bark at the Park” program. 

Keb will appear on the Big Screen, and be on the mound to assist with throwing the first pitch of the game!

K9 Keb has dedicated her life to search and rescue with multiple important finds in the Pacific Northwest. She has searched for the missing and the lost from the mud of the Oso Landslide Disaster to the high slopes of Mount Rainier, bringing answers to questions of the lost and missing.

Edmonds authors of a Dog’s Devotion, Suzanne Elshult and Guy Mansfield, have been local search and rescue volunteers for over 20 years and have been recognized by state and local agencies for their service. 

Suzanne is the Past President of Cascadia Search Dogs and deploys with her two dogs Keb and Kili through the Canine Forensics Foundation and Mason County Search and Rescue and. 

Guy is Director of the Washington State SAR Planning Unit. Both Suzanne and Guy are members of Everett Mountain Rescue. 

The authors wrote their book to bring attention to the dedication of search and rescue volunteers everywhere and inspire others to dream big and find meaningful ways to make a difference. They will be donating a portion of their proceeds to local SAR teams.

Join us at the game to celebrate K9 Keb’s spirit and accomplishments, to support our home team, and to support search and rescue in our community!

A Dog's Devotion is available from Amazon and can be ordered through Third Place Books,  (206) 366-3333.


MoneyTalk for Couples: What are examples of red flags

Stacy Black, BECU Lead Financial Educator
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:

• What are examples of red flags?

There are things you can pay close attention to if you’re early on in a relationship or at a point where you may want to dive into a next step, like marriage or moving in together. 

Black suggests watching out for “red flags” when it comes to your partner’s money habits that might point to a future of financial uncertainty.

For instance, pay attention if your partner absolutely doesn’t want to talk about money, or if you find out they haven’t been truthful about their finances. Another red flag is if you notice your partner consistently makes late payments on bills or has bad credit history. This could make getting loans together more difficult.
Finally, if you see that your discussion around financial goals yields different responses, they may be a warning sign as well. It’s imperative to have discussions and build guidelines around money management that work for both of you.


The Four Freshmen perform April 1, 2023

The Northshore Performing Arts Foundation presents the Four Freshmen in concert on Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:30pm at Northshore Performing Arts Center at Bothell High School 18125 92nd Ave NE, Bothell, WA

The Four Freshmen stand as America’s most enduring vocal group, with a unique sound that has strongly influenced many acts over the years, including Manhattan Transfer, Take 6, and The Beach Boys.

Staying authentic in their performance for over seven decades and over 25 different members, The Four Freshmen deliver a world of music with pure energy and passion that will take some listeners back to the bygone era of their youth, while introducing others to a brand of vocal harmony entertainment unique to the legendary Four Freshmen.

Tickets here If you purchase tickets before March 29, 2023 at midnight, you can use Promo Code - Four - and purchase 4 tickets for the price of 2!


Cartoon by Whitney Potter: Zip Line

Previous cartoons by Whitney Potter HERE


Eagles at the Bog

Listen! Agree.
Photo by Jan Hansen

This eagle pair recently set up housekeeping at Ronald Bog - the first eagle nest on the Bog.

Share with your community!
Photo by Jan Hansen

There are no fish in Ronald Bog, so these raptors will be open to other prey. If you live near Ronald Bog, keep your pets inside, or very close to you.

The Bog is between I-5 and Meridian, at N 175th in Shoreline.


Shorewood journalism students win awards at state conference

Finley Stroh (l) and Ursula Stickelmaier (r) won journalism awards

Five Shorewood Journalism students and their teacher, Kelly Gade, represented the school's newspaper, "The Tempest" at the Washington State Journalism Conference on March 4, 2023 at Mountlake Terrace High School.

They attended informative sessions on everything from podcasting to design to student press law. 

Two of the students came home with awards:

  • Junior Ursula Stickelmaier won the top award (Superior) in the category of Review Writing.
  • Senior Finley Stroh won two Honorable Mentions for her work on The Tempest website and for her entry in the News category. 

Finley is online editor and Ursula is print co-editor.

Finley will study journalism this fall at the University of Nebraska. Ursula plans to apply to college next fall to pursue journalism and film studies.


World War II Veteran and Shoreline resident Merlin Staatz is recipient of the Home Depot Foundation’s Campaign to Support Veterans

Merlin Staatz with Team Depot. Photo by Shelley Staatz

By Doug Cerretti

WWII veteran and Shoreline resident Merlin Staatz was a recipient of the Home Depot Foundation’s Campaign, which aims to provide life-changing moments of support for individual veterans. 

Merlin, a member of Shoreline Post 227 of The American Legion, was honored to receive support from The Home Depot Foundation’s Campaign. 

Team Depot member working
on a flower bed.
Photo by Shelley Staatz
Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force made landscaping improvements, clearing out flower beds, replacing plants and laying out new bark. 

The project started last January and continued last week. The coordinator of the project was Perri DeMeritt, Home Depot Associate and Community Outreach Liaison. 

Shelley Staatz said, “My Dad is very thankful for the time and effort of Perri, Team Depot and the Home Depot Foundation.”

Merlin was born in Woodbine, Kansas in 1926 and enlisted in the US Army in 1944 at age 18. He soon joined the 43rd Infantry Division in the Philippines and was wounded as an Army scout, receiving the Purple Heart. 

After being honorably discharged, Merlin used the GI bill to obtain a bachelor’s degree at Emporia Teachers Collage and a master’s degree from Pittsburg State College. 

With degrees in hand, Merlin taught industrial arts in schools in Kansas, Oregon and Washington including King’s High School in Shoreline. He retired from teaching after 25 years.

Doug Cerretti and Merlin Staatz testing out the Home Depot donated bench they assembled.
Photo by Shelley Staatz

Giving back to veterans is personal to The Home Depot as more than 35,000 of the company’s associates are veterans or military spouses. 

Over the past 10 years, The Home Depot Foundation has helped renovate and enhance more than 50,000 veteran homes and facilities nationally, ensuring more of our nation’s heroes have a safe, comfortable place to call home that fits their individual needs.


Work parties in North City and Twin Ponds parks on Sunday - volunteers welcome

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Photo courtesy City of Shoreline

Join the Green Shoreline Partnership and your neighbors on Sunday, March 26, 2023 for two volunteer events in our parks!
Check out the details and register at the links below:


Nine Shorecrest High School HOSA-Future Health Professionals members competed at the state leadership conference

Shorecrest HOSA-Future Health Professionals
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

Nine Shorecrest High School HOSA-Future Health Professionals members competed at the state leadership conference in Spokane with about 3,000 other students. 

Six of the students qualified for the International Leadership Conference, taking place in Dallas later this year.

Emotional Well-Being Challenge:
  • Jordan Goggins and Lilli Steiner
Mental Health Promotion - 1st Place:
  • Marta Tekie, Cadence Rotarius, Betel Taddese, and Nuhamin Tesfihuen
Nutrition - 3rd place:
  • Marta Tekie


Kellogg Middle School to perform "Matilda Jr., the Musical" April 13-14-15, 2023

You are invited to Kellogg Middle School's performance of "Matilda Jr., the Musical"

Show dates:
April 13 at 7:00pm, April 14 at 7:00pm, and April 15 at 3:00pm.

Shorecrest Performing Arts Center, 15343 25th Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155

Don’t delay in getting your tickets--they are expected to sell out.
  • $5 Students and Children
  • $10 Adults in Advance
  • $15 at the Door
About the musical:
Rebellion is nigh in Matilda Jr., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson. 
Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence... and special powers! She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however - the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. 
But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda Jr. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.


Middle School Night every Saturday starting in April - plus M-F afternoon drop in hours at Teen Center

Middle School Night every Saturday! 

Starting in April MS Night will begin at 6:00pm and go until 10:30pm.

Upcoming middle school night special events can be seen at

In April keep an eye out for our Studio Ghibli theme night on Saturday the 8th and our Spring Fling Dance on the 15th.

We also will be open during SSD’s spring break!

If you can, follow us on Instagram @SHORELINETEENPROGRAMS and always be up to date with any event and schedule changes.

Middle Schoolers are also welcome M-F during our drop in hours.
  • Mondays – Fridays 2:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Plus early release Wednesday opening at 1pm and Friday Late Nights 6:00pm - 9:00pm!
The Teen Center is located at the Richmond Highlands Recreation Center, 16554 Fremont Ave N, Shoreline WA 98133

For more information on general teen center hours and activities DM us on Instagram or email


Gloria's Birds: Hey, photog, is a feather on my beak the same as a feather in my cap,

Photo copyright Gloria Z. Nagler

 asked Carl the Double-crested Cormorant.

(Well, no, but why not humor a seabird when you can?)

--Gloria Z. Nagler


Shorewood girls varsity tennis wins over Lake Stevens and Jackson

Senior co-captains, Lindsay Rand and Sophia Serwold

Successful start to Shorewood girls tennis season

The Shorewood girls tennis team opened their season with a 7-0 straight sets victory over WesCo 4A Lake Stevens on Friday March 17th.

Led by senior co-captains Lindsay Rand and Sophia Serwold, the team swept all four singles and all three doubles without losing a set. Consistent shotmaking and great overall match strategy led to a dominant non conference win.

Senior Lindsay Rand
Shorewood 7, Lake Stevens 0

At Lake Stevens H.S.

  1. Rylie Gettmann (S) def. Angie Olson 6-0, 6-1; 
  2. Emily Lin (S) def. Karen Bookspun 6-0, 6-0; 
  3. Lindsay Rand (S) def. Ava Robinson 6-0, 6-1; 
  4. Sophia Serwold (S) def. Cora Jones 6-3, 6-2. 
  1. Mari Brittle-Alex Mignogna (S) def. Ruchika Sansuddi-Liesel Kuhrau 6-1, 6-1; 
  2. Emma Nelson-Emma Okamura (S) def. Erin Wright-Anisa Yaser 6-1, 6-1; 
  3. Emilia Garibay Romero-Bridget Cox (S) def. Alyssa Storbakken-Bella Daer 6-1, 6-1.
Sophomore Rylie Gettmann
A test for both powerhouse teams

The Shorewood girls team traveled to Jackson for an early season match up with one of the best teams in WesCo 4A.

Shorewood won a very close match, 4-3, over the Timberwolves. The team was led in singles wins by sophomore Rylie Gettmann, 2022 WIAA 7th in state, and senior co-captain and WIAA state doubles qualifier, Sophia Serwold.

Also winning were number 1 doubles, sophomore Mari Brittle and junior Alex Mignogna, and number 3 doubles, juniors Amelia Uran and Reese Johnson.

Shorewood 4, Jackson 3
At Jackson H.S.

  1. Rylie Gettmann (S) def. Isha Handa 6-3, 6-4; 
  2. Kirthika Sasikumar (J) def. Emily Lin 1-6, 7-6 (7-0), 6-1; 
  3. Gracie Schouten (J) def. Lindsay Rand 3-6, 6-2, 6-1; 
  4. Sophia Serwold (S) def. Venya Pillai 6-3, 7-6 (8-6). 
  1. Mari Brittle-Alex Mignogna (S) def. Nithi Byreddy-Eshana Singh 6-3, 7-5; 
  2. Kayla Shin-Jasmine Wijaya (J) def. Emma Nelson-Emma Okamura 2-6, 6-4, 6-2; 
  3. Bridget Cox-Emilia Garibay Romero (S) def. Marianna Augustine-Sofia Crespo 6-1, 6-2.

--Story and photos by Arnie Moreno

3-26-2023 Correction: #3 double team was Bridget Cox and Emilia Garibay Romero.


WeatherWatcher: Active Convergence zone may bring slushy short-lived snowfall Saturday morning

Radar image at 11:57 PM PDT March 24, 2023.

An active Puget Sound Convergence zone is in place centered right over Shoreline and Lake Forest Park, with an east/west spread. Radar as of 11:58pm Friday night is indicating some showers are heavy enough that they are turning over to snow in localized spots. In the above radar image, green is rain, pinks are rain/snow mix, and blue is snow.

Accumulations are not expected, but if we do get accumulation, it will likely be light, confined to grassy and other cold surfaces, and very short lived. Mostly we should just expect to see snowflakes falling with rain mixed in at times or just plain rain. If there is a full changeover to snow and it does start accumulating, it will be short lived. Daytime temperatures Saturday morning should easily rise above freezing and melt anything off as soon as precipitation ends.

There is also a slight chance of a thunderstorm with this convergence zone possible overnight into Saturday morning. Colder than normal weather continues through the weekend and next week. Another chance of snow mixing with rain is possible Sunday morning as well.

There is a break in the weather expected for Monday through Wednesday evening. Sunny skies and colder than normal temperatures. Highs in the 50's with lows in the mid to upper 30's. Chance of rain showers returns next Thursday.

For current weather conditions visit


Reminder: Craft show at Senior Activity Center on Saturday includes bake sale, raffle, and a variety of craftspeople

Friday, March 24, 2023


Reminder that the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Senior Activity Center is hosting its annual Spring Fling craft show this Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 10am to 4pm at their building south of the Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE.

Some members have booths at the event but most are not and have a wide and creative variety of handcrafted items for sale.

Raffle tickets are available for purchase - need not be present to win - and baked goods are ready to purchase and take home.

The event helps support the wide variety of activities available at the Center.


Destinations: Sizing up the First Frequent Flyers at the Museum of Flight

Pterosaurs ruled the skies when dinosaurs ruled the land
Photo courtesy Museum of Flight

On Saturday March 25, 2023 paleontologist Don Henderson brings prehistoric flight to life during his presentation about the tireless pterosaurs who ruled the skies over 65 million years ago. 

Henderson is the Curator of Dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta Canada. Inverse has described the Tyrrell as a museum that "boasts one of the greatest fossil collections on the planet." Henderson has been involved in the identification of two new dinosaur species, and he is a proponent of mixing art and science in the study of dinosaurs.

Henderson's 2pm Museum program will focus on pterosaurs, the flying reptiles that evolved a fantastic variety of body shapes, sizes and lifestyles all over the world during the age of the dinosaurs. The presentation is free with Museum admission.

The Museum of Flight is located at 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle WA 98108


Man rescued from Edmont Island after his sailboat capsizes on Lake Ballinger

South County Fire response for capsized sailboat on Lake Ballinger
Photo courtesy South County Fire

Firefighters with South County Fire rescued a man who swam to Edmont Island in the middle of Lake Ballinger after his sailboat capsized on Lake Ballinger just after 1pm on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

Sailboat towed to shore. Photo courtesy South County Fire

The man was cold, but not injured. He was evaluated by firefighters at the scene. Firefighters aboard the rescue boat towed the sailboat to shore.


Organ concert at Church of the Redeemer on March 31, 2023

Walter Knowles performs The Fourteen Stations of the Cross (1978) for organ by Alan Ridout (1934-1996) as part of a multimedia meditation. 

Photos of sculptures from Altenberger Dom, which inspired this suite, and poetry by Malcolm Guite are a part of the meditation.

This program will be presented on the Richard Bond organ at Church of the Redeemer, 6210 NE 181st St in Kenmore, Washington, on March 31, 2023 at 7:30pm. 

Admission is free, accepting donations to benefit Church of the Redeemer.

Included with the program are Max Reger‘s and Johannes Brahms‘s chorale preludes on “O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden [O sacred Head, sore wounded].”

For more information, contact Church of the Redeemer at +1 (425) 486-3777 or


Shorecrest girls tennis vs Jackson results from 3-22-2023

Girls varsity tennis
Jackson 5 Shorecrest 2
At Kellogg MS

  1. Kirthika Sasikumar(J) def. Cami Sikora 6-0, 2-1 (ret.), 
  2. Gracie Schouten-(J) def. Megan McMullen 6-2, 6-0, 
  3. Claire Mitchell (S) def. Venya Pillai 7-5, 6-7(3), 10-5, 
  4. Lilly Haessler (S) def. Elise Sugawara 6-3,6-3. 
  1. Eshana Singh/Nithi Byreddy(J)-Sofia Francescutti/Melinda Lee 6-1, 6-0, 
  2. Kayla Shin/Jasmine Wijaya (J) def. Delaney Davis & Nur Bajrai 6-1, 6-4, 
  3. Marianna Augustine/Sofia Crespo (J) def. Haneen Faraj/Zoe Greenzweig 6-2, 6-4.

--Rob Mann


A victory for Shorewood Girls Golf Team

Photo by Val Patrick

On a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, March 22, 2023 at Jackson Park Golf Course the Shorewood Girls Golf Team rallied through 9 holes until the last putt dropped to score their first win against Lynnwood HS. 

Players were evenly matched which kept the competition rallying through the round. 

Coach Val Patrick said, “We have a young team, and our team has girls who are playing competitive golf for their first time ever. They persevered, stayed patient and played their very best, and each player kept a positive attitude.”

“Golf takes a lot of practice. I believe in every player on the team and it’s exciting to see their improvement each week.”

Emily Zhang was the medalist for this week's match.  


American Association of University Women meets Saturday April 8, 2023 in Edmonds

Come learn more about the American Association of University Women (AAUW)! 

Our Saturday, April 8, 2023 meeting is a social hour at the lovely Edmonds Waterfront Center, 10:00am. 

Did you know AAUW is the nation’s leading voice in promoting equity and education for women and girls, and has been since 1881? 

AAUW is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization with more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States. 

The Edmonds-SnoKing branch is celebrating 50 years in 2023. Join us for the morning, meet us, and see what we are all about. A short business meeting follows the social hour.


Poetry: Climbing the Tree of Life

Climbing the Tree of Life

Climbing from the ground and limb to limb
We see the tree is a lot like you and me.
It grows and shows a life within,
Sequoia in LFP
Photo by Vicki Westberg
A living thing that will pass in time,
But now gives a wider, taller view
As you get higher on its living ladder.

Acorns, cones, fruit or flowers will be found
In these fine bowers skyward bound.
You behold early on, a child’s swing,
Birds on the nest or on the wing.
Sustained by surroundings and giving back
You encounter many a living thing.

Branch to branch brushing as you pass through
The leaves, the needles scratching, fondling you.
Come the sleet, the heat, the snow, the rain
Hear the wind now gain in strength,
At length the whispers, squeaks, creaks and groans
Of skin to bark and wood to bones.
‘till you reach the top and behold the view!
To the eye now all is new!

Growth is important, some losing, some winning
Until we reach the final inning.
Seeing far out and a long way down
From the start of life to the final round.
But is this the end of a beautiful trip?
Or is it the start of a new beginning?

Vicki Westberg
Mar. 19, 2023

3-26-2023 revisions


Shoreline Walks: Saturday April 1, 2023 Meridian Park to Darnell Park

The City of Shoreline resumes its Shoreline Walks on Saturday, April 1, 2023 with a walk from Meridian Park to Darnell Park.

The free community walking program "Shoreline Walks" is designed to help Shoreline adults stay active, meet new people (or connect with old friends), and feel safer and more confident exploring our city by foot.

Walks explore neighborhoods, parks, and trails. Specifically designed for adults ages 50+ but open to all ages and abilities, each walk is led by a Volunteer Walk Leader and all walks are free to the public.

No need to sign up, just show up at the meetup location and join the group on a walk. Friendly leashed dogs are welcome to join.

The April 1 Meridian Park to Darnell Park walk begins at 10:00am. In three miles and 1.5 hours participants will explore the Meridian Park neighborhood, including Meridian Park and Darnell Park along the Interurban Trail.

It is rated as Moderate with some steep hills.

For more details and to see the full schedule of Shoreline Walks, visit or contact Recreation Specialist Marianne Johnson at or 206-801-2600.


Results from March 23 track meet - Shorecrest hosted Everett and Lynnwood

WESCO Track and field meet
@Shoreline stadium
Shorecrest hosted Everett and Lynnwood


Remove studded tires by March 31

Photo courtesy WSDOT
Spring is here! And while there is some snow forecast for the passes in the next few days, winter is starting to get in our rearview mirror. 

And with that, a reminder that the deadline to remove studded tires is March 31. 

There are no plans to extend the deadline - that usually takes a major statewide snow event, and that isn't in the forecast. 

Businesses that remove studded tires tend to get really busy the closer the deadline gets so please don't wait until the last minute, as it can be a $137 fine after that date. 



Seattle Area Feline Rescue (SAFe) begins renovation of its new space in Ballinger Village

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Kelsi Eldredge, SAFe's Development and Communications Manager

Seattle Area Feline Rescue (SAFe) has begun renovation of its new space in Ballinger Village. They have leased two adjacent spaces near by the Subway, formerly a juice bar and a tanning salon.

We covered the details extensively in a previous article Why a Cat Would Need 6,000 square feet

Currently, they are on track to open in the new location in July.

SAFe Rescue saves feline lives by taking in homeless cats, giving them the care they need, finding them loving homes, and supporting their human companions. SAFe Rescue believes each cat has inherent value and that humans and felines enrich each other’s lives. This bond builds compassionate communities with empathy for all living things.


Skandia offers Nordic dance lessons at Phinney Neighborhood Center in north Seattle

Wednesdays, March 29 - May 3, 2023 from 7:15–9pm


The Nordic dance class continues on Wednesdays from 7:15 to 9pm

This is a chance to learn the basics and variants of schottis, waltz, snoa, hambo, telegangar, and other lovely couple dances, as well as fun mixers that we do at the Friday dances. 

We will also teach any requested dances. 

Lisa Brooks and Elaine Mathies will teach the six-week series from March 29 to May 3.

Singles and couples, and new and advanced dancers are welcome! Previous experience and a partner are not required. We change partners frequently. Bring clean dance shoes with smooth soles and low, flat heels for easy turning. 

Show up any time (not necessarily at the beginning of a series); no need to pre-register. Everybody must be vaxxed and boosted (bring the info), and masked.

The classes are $10 per evening for Skandia members and $12 for nonmembers, or $45 for Skandia members and $55 for non-members for a six-week series. 

Location: Phinney Neighborhood Center, room 1, blue building, 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle. Take the 5 bus or park in a PNA lot.


Music at The Commons

North Seattle Jazz Orchestra at The Commons Saturday

Look who's coming back to the Commons! The North Seattle Jazz Orchestra will take the stage at Third Place Commons this Saturday at 7pm for a big band extravaganza!

Or if you prefer to boogie down to R/B, blues, and soul, join us Friday night at 7 for the Seattle Houserockers. Either way, the joint will be jumping! See you at the Commons!

The Commons is on the upper level of Town Center, intersection Bothell and Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park.


You’re invited to The Red Event: Seattle T2P2’s Sixth Anniversary Party and Friendraiser

Join us to celebrate period power and commemorate six years of helping people period Saturday, May 6, 2023 from 12 - 4pm. We’ve raised over 500,000 pads and tampons in the fight against period poverty! 

We want to thank our donors, members, volunteers, and partners. We’d also love to meet new people (that’s why we’re calling this a friendraiser)! Bring the whole family, invite your friends, and let’s party!

The Lake Forest Park Civic Club, 17301 Beach Dr NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 overlooks Lake Washington and has beautiful, Instagram-worthy views.

Tickets cost $15 (free entry for children under 10). Your event ticket includes three raffle tickets. You can win extra raffle tickets by bringing packages of pads or boxes of tampons to donate: each donation item earns one raffle ticket! Help us build Towers of Tampons and Pyramids of Pads.

Food and drinks:
Beer, wine, and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. There will also be a champagne pyramid, plus we’ll have tea time!

Red, pink, or white attire is encouraged but not required. Please dress as outrageously or as casually as you’d like!

Other features to look forward to
  •  Red Carpet entrance
  •  Photo booth opportunities
  •  Glitter tattoo station
  •  Kids’ corner/craft zone!



Letter to the Editor: Much-needed Affordable Housing

To the Editor:

HB 1110, a bill to Increase middle housing in areas traditionally dedicated to single-family detached housing, has passed the State House of Representatives and is now being considered by the Senate.

It will override most local zoning/building codes, with the goal of providing "affordable housing."

However, no truly "affordable" housing is required by this bill.

The HUD 2021 median income for King County was $106,326. Using the formula in HB 1110, where housing costs (including utilities other than phone) should not exceed 30% of:

  • 80% of the median income for a homeowner, or $2,127 per month; or
  • 60% of the median income for a renter, or $1,595 per month. A renter earning a wage of $20 an hour for a 40-hour week, or $3,440 gross per month, is using 46% of that monthly income on housing. This is not affordable.

HB 1110 explains, "To unlock opportunity for Washingtonians it is necessary to lift bans on the development of modest home choices in cities near job centers, transit, and amenity-rich neighborhoods." 

It includes definitions for "Low-income household" and "Extremely low-income household," yet nowhere does it require that anything besides "affordable housing" be built, and the "affordable housing" is optional. 

There is no mandate for it. Will developers provide “affordable ownership” opportunities, or will our cities be filled with more townhouses selling at upwards of $600,000 and $700,000, and more? This bill needs to be amended for those of us seeking “affordable housing” and "affordable ownership".

You can read the entire bill here:

You can comment on HB 1110 here:

Jonelle Kemmerling
Shoreline, WA


Boating safety class in Shoreline

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Edmonds Flotilla 12 is to commence the public education program: 

BOATING SKILLS and SEAMANSHIP, Tuesday March 28, 2023 to Tuesday May 16, 2023. 

This comprehensive boater certificate course consists of eight core two hour lessons providing up-to-date knowledge for handling boats. 

Class room location: Chuck Olson Chevrolet, 17037 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133. Class hours 7-9pm. Textbook required. 

For further details email or web search USCG Auxiliary “Take a Boating Safety Class”


Lithium-ion battery recycling event Saturday April 22, 2023

Photo by Laura Rivera on Unsplash
On April 22, 2023 from 9:00am to 2:00pm Rotary District 5030 will hold a battery recycling event in Lake Forest Park.

There will be a drop-off site at the Lake Forest Park Town Center on the lower level across from the main entrance. 

Batteries collected there will be taken to the main pick up site at the Bellevue Downtown Park where Redwood Materials, a California company, will collect them for recycling. 

Here is the list of acceptable items.
  • Cell phones, laptops, tablets, electric toothbrushes, wireless headphones, power tool batteries.
  • Bluetooth headphones and headsets, keyboards, mouse, digital cameras (pull memory card), e-readers (Kindles and Nooks), game controllers (X-Box, Nintendo, PlayStation), Smartwatches. 
  • Smoke / fire / carbon monoxide detectors IF 10yr without battery changers (ion or photoelectric alarms) 

Generally they will accept lithium-ion and nickel metal hydride batteries - any rechargeable device with a lithium-ion battery

You may bring the entire device with no need to remove battery from the device

Before dropping off a personal device, you should sign out of all your accounts and perform a factory reset.

This is a great opportunity to take care of all these otherwise non-recyclable devices and participate in an important environmental program.

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