Steven H Robinson 1949-2024

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Steven H Robinson
Photo by s cho

Steven H Robinson was born July 21, 1949 in Auburn, WA to Scott E and Billie Ann (Hitchcock) Robinson, and passed away July 5, 2024 in Shoreline, WA.

Steve graduated from Federal Way High School, attended Ricks College (now BYU-I) and graduated from BYU with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with a Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis.

Steve attended the police academy (Class 70) and began his 30 year law enforcement career at the University of Washington retiring 2002 at the rank of Captain. He worked at Edmonds Community College as Director of Safety and Security and at Bellevue College as Director of Public Safety retiring in 2019.

Along the way he also served on the Shoreline Public School Board of Directors, was a staff photographer for the Shoreline Area News, a volunteer for the Shoreline Police Department and a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding many ward and stake callings.

His circle of friends included many and encompassed all walks of life. He will be missed and especially by those who knew him as son, husband, dad, and grandfather (Poppi). The family that Steve loved so much and leaves behind includes his mother Billie Ann Robinson, his partner in all things his wife Leslie Jan Robinson, his pride and joy daughter Stacey Lynn Christine (Caleb) and son Brian K Robinson and three grandsons Peyton, Mather and Isaac Christine.

Interment was July 18, 2024 at Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn, WA.

A Memorial Celebration will be held August 3, 2024 from 1-4pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 14901 – 30th Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155.


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Top 10 home maintenance tips to do before summer ends

Photo courtesy Irons Brothers Construction
By Joseph Irons, Irons Brothers Construction

Summer is for warm weather, relaxing vacations, and spending time with friends and family. 

Before the summer season ends, there are some routine maintenance steps you can take to ensure your home looks good and functions optimally. 

The best time to pay attention to your home needs is now. Procrastinating on home maintenance could result in future costly repairs. 

Here are the top common issues to check before the summer season ends.

Exterior Maintenance
  1. Clean your gutters. Use a sturdy ladder to inspect your gutters safely. Remove any leaves or debris.
  2. Fix cracks in your driveway or walkway. Small cracks can quickly worsen if left untreated as water collects and temperatures fluctuate.
  3. Inspect your home’s siding. Look for anything loose or rotting. Then, consider power washing to remove dust, bird droppings, dirt, abandoned wasp nests, or tree sap. You may want to repair or repaint the siding to protect it from harsh weather or make it look nicer.
  4. Prevent bugs from entering your home. Use sprays or re-caulk doors and windows if necessary. A minor pest problem could become a big one quickly.
  5. Wash your windows (both inside and outside). Look for any leaks and re-caulk as needed. Fixing any gaps will help with energy efficiency, and cleaning the windows will allow more natural light to enter your home. Your window screens may need to be replaced, too.

Interior Maintenance
  1. Check safety devices. Evaluations include but are not limited to, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, and any child safety devices.
  2. Clean your air conditioner. If you use an in-window unit, clear out debris. If you use an HVAC system, call the pros to keep up with maintenance.
  3. Plan for winter weather. Winter storms can be unforgiving. Power can go out for extended periods. Stay prepared with flashlights, clean drinking water, and non-perishable foods on hand. Consider using surge-protector power strips for electronics, too.
  4. Survey your basement. A variety of problems can go unnoticed in the basement. Call a contractor if you find any cracks in the foundation or leaks in the plumbing.
  5. Unclog your dryer vent. Clogged vents can pose problems at any point in the year, especially in the summer. Large amounts of dust buildup in the ducts can cause fires.

For more information on home maintenance and other tips on hiring a professional contractor sign up for Irons Brothers Construction’s Informed Homeowner Newsletter here: Newsletter - Irons Brothers Construction (ironsbc.com


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Cascade Kombis Vintage Meet and Swap held at Shoreline Community College July 20, 2024


V-Dubs and the People Who Lub Them, Cascade Kombis Vintage Meet and Swap (Shoreline Community College), 7-20-24

Photos by David Carlos


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Summer Vendor Tasting Event at Ballinger Thriftway July 27, 2024


Summer Bash! Join us for a delightful Summer Vendor Tasting Event!

Indulge in the flavors of summer with us at Ballinger Thriftway on July 27, 2024 from 12-3pm

We’re bringing together the best local vendors to showcase their freshest, tastiest offerings.

From farm-fresh produce to local wines and everything in between, this event is a foodie’s dream come true!
We will also be barbecuing some delicious meats outside during the Bash!

Bring your friends and family for a day filled with delicious samples, that celebrates community and culinary excellence. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to discover new flavors and support local businesses!

Ballinger Thriftway is located in Ballinger Village 20150 Ballinger Way NE, Shoreline, WA 98155



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An afternoon of music at Shoreline United Methodist Church August 17, 2024

We are thrilled to have two world-renowned classical artists perform a concert for us at Shoreline United Methodist Church in August, and we would like to open the invitation to everyone.

Greek soprano Maria Margiolakou and Brazilian pianist Johnson Gouvêa will perform arias and songs, as well as Spanish, Brazilian, and Greek melodies.

Please put this on your calendar and plan to join us on Saturday, August 17, 2024 at 3pm at Shoreline United Methodist Church, 14511 25th Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155.


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Sam Scott 2024 Summer Studio Show July 29 - August 4, 2024

Sam Scott pottery by appointment

Shoreline ceramic artist, Sam Scott, will be opening his studio for his 2024 Summer Studio Show.

He will be setting up appointments for individual visits instead of a two day general opening.

One hour appointments will be available for Monday, July 29th through Sunday August 4th, 2024.

Appointments will be available from 12 - 5pm each day. Exceptions can be made.

Pottery by Sam Scott

He will have lots of work available!

To set up an appointment or if you have any questions, contact Sam at cheerspots@yahoo.com, or you can go to his website or call 206-542-1944.


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Emergency response exercise July 27, 2024 at Mountlake Terrace Sound Transit station

Sound Transit to hold emergency response exercise at MLT Station
Photo courtesy Sound Transit

Sound Transit and local emergency responders will stage a Federal Transit Administration–required Safety and Security Certification Exercise to test the system readiness of the 1 Line extension to Lynnwood. 

Portions of the exercise may be visible to riders, including volunteer victims with simulated injuries, and emergency vehicles and responders.

The exercise will be held on Saturday, July 27 from 10am – 2pm at the Mountlake Terrace Station, 6001 236th Street SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA.

This full-scale exercise will be conducted in collaboration with South County Fire and Shoreline Fire Department.

Sound Transit will simulate an emergency scenario that involves a light rail train derailment near Mountlake Terrace Station.

We will not be closing any traffic lanes to facilitate this exercise.


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Special Joint Shoreline / Northshore Board of Commissions RFA Planning committee meeting notice


SPECIAL JOINT SHORELINE/NORTHSHORE
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RFA

PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE

As required by RCW 42.30, the Open Public Meetings Act, you are hereby notified that the Planning Committee Board of Commissioners of the Shoreline Fire Department will hold a Special Joint Regional Fire Authority (RFA) Planning Committee Meeting on August 19, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. with the Planning Committee Board Commissioners of the Northshore Fire Department.

The purpose of the special meeting is to continue discussions of establishing an RFA between Shoreline and Northshore Fire Departments.

DATE: August 19, 2024
TIME: 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Shoreline Fire Department
Station 61 Public Conference Room
17525 Aurora Avenue North
Shoreline, WA 98133

To attend the meeting online, please use the below information. The agenda will be posted separately on the Department’s website.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82682950797?pwd=MFVub0ZXMjJRY0xMRDRSM2hsMC9VZz09

Meeting ID: 826 8295 0797
Passcode: 492609
Dial by your location: 1 253 215 8782

Notice posted by: Beatriz Goldsmith
Executive Assistant
July 23, 2024


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What’s Happening This Week in Shoreline? July 24 - July 30

By Kate Ledbetter, Destination Shoreline

What’s Happening This Week in Shoreline?

July 24 - July 30


Shoreline is bustling with a variety of engaging events for all ages this week. From creative workshops and scenic walks to live music and family-friendly activities, there's something for everyone. Be sure to check the details for each event to make the most of what Shoreline has to offer! Keep reading for more details or visit www.DestinationShoreline.com/Calendar.

Creative Phone Photography with Merrill Images
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Shoreline Library

Learn to use your phone to create compelling photos of your family and friends, everyday moments, and travels near and far. Presented by professional photographers, John and Lisa Merrill. Registration not required.
Source: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/6626921a8b48e73a00d986f9

The Whateverly Brothers
Wednesday, July 24, 2024
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Kruckeberg Botanic Gardens

The Whateverly Brothers are seasoned folk music collectors, performers, and multi-instrumentalists. They have delighted audiences with their varying repertoire, shimmering harmonies, striking arrangements, and offbeat humor. Pre-order a box meal from Vault 177.
Source: https://www.shorelakearts.org/concerts-in-the-park

Iris Folding Workshop
Thursday, July 25, 2024
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Shoreline Library

Learn about iris folding while making several beautiful greeting cards. All supplies provided. Sponsored by the Friends of the Shoreline Library. Please register. Space is limited.
Source: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/664ce4343849bf4100b8abdb

July Rosé Tastings at Shoreline Town & Country Market
Thursday, July 25, 2024
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Town & Country Market Shoreline

Please join us for a tasting featuring rosé wines! Summer is finally here with its long, light-filled evenings that beg for sunny decks filled with lazy music, good conversation, and the clinking of wine glasses. Rosé is the perfect summer sipper, pairing well with watermelon salad, fish tacos, lobster rolls, and so many of your midsummer favorites. Carefully and intentionally chosen by our wine stewards just for you, these wines represent great value and might just introduce you to your new favorite bottle. As always, we'll be serving some paired bites alongside the wine to make your experience extra delicious. So swing on by for some sips, nibbles and conversation! It’s time to drink pink! Must be 21 or over to attend.

Candy Cane Park Walk
Friday, July 26, 2024
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cascade K-8 Community School

Meet at parking lot across street from Cascade K-8 community school, 2800 NE 200th St. Shoreline

Walk beyond the borders of Shoreline and into the magical land of Mountlake Terrace. We will walk along a mostly shaded route to Terrace Creek (Candy Cane) Park, and beyond to a forested trail. You might also see people playing frisbee golf. For a full list of walks visit www.ShorelineWA.gov/ShorelineWalks

Kids Day at the Shoreline Farmers Market
Saturday, July 27, 2024
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
BikeLink Park & Ride

Kids Day at the Shoreline Farmers Market! Shoreline's community hub for farm fresh & local foods, flowers, baked goods, local honey, live music, food trucks, kids programming, and so much more. Join us every Saturday through October 5th, located at the BikeLink Park & Ride (corner of 192nd & Aurora, across from Sky Nursery).
Source: https://shorelinefarmersmarket.org/

Root Beer Floats - Giving Together Fundraiser
Sunday, July 28, 2024
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Town & Country Market Shoreline

Root beer floats! Stop by your local Town & Country Market on Sunday July 28th and pick up a sweet treat for a good cause. We'll be selling delicious root beer floats for a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds go to benefit our local food banks through our Giving Together program.

Baby Story Time
Monday, July 29, 2024
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Shoreline Library

Share bouncy rhymes, familiar songs and a book for babies, newborn to 24 months with adult. Stay for a short play and social time for children and caregivers afterward. Registration not required.
Source: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/v2/events?series=65e5160974bc9c2900874315

Family Story Time
Monday, July 29, 2024
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Shoreline Library

Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop your child’s early literacy skills. Ages 2 to 5 with adult. Registration not required.
Source: https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/v2/events?series=65e516c849ea29b614e1c87a

Lunchtime Concert Series
Tuesday, July 30, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Spartan Recreation Center Field

AlakaSam – Magic. Bring family and friends of all ages to one of Shoreline’s beautiful parks for a free concert at lunchtime during the summer. Free Lunchtime Concerts for All Ages!
Source: https://www.shorelinewa.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation-cultural-services/events-arts-and-culture/special-events/lunchtime-concert-series

Karaoke in the Park
Tuesday, July 30, 2024
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cromwell Park

Karaoke is free and open to everyone. This is a family friendly event.
Source: https://www.shorelinewa.gov/government/departments/parks-recreation-cultural-services/events-arts-and-culture/special-events

For more information and more upcoming events, visit the Shoreline events calendar on DestinationShoreline.com/Calendar

To have your event included please email DestinationShoreline@gmail.com


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Current work parties in Shoreline parks with the Green Shoreline Partnership


Upcoming restoration work party events with the Green Shoreline Partnership!

On Wednesday, 7/24 we will be in Richmond Beach Library Community Park.
and

On Friday, 7/26 we will be at Hamlin Upper Forest near 165th St.
and

On Saturday, 7/27 we will be at
Contact Joy Wood at stewardship@restorationad.com with any inquiries about the Green Shoreline Partnership.


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Travels with Charlie: Road Rage has no Winners, Only Losers

Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Police, fire trucks, aid cars responding to road rage incident in Lake Forest Park
Photo by Gordon Snyder

By Gordon Snyder

This afternoon Charlie and I were in my office before heading for a walk somewhere… The door was open.

We were startled to hear very loud yelling and the roar of a motorcycle racing up NE 204th from the intersection. Charlie barked and I looked from the porch to glimpse a motorcycle thru the garden bushes.

We stepped back into my office. A few minutes later, some emergency sirens got us back outside. Police and EMT / Fire trucks were setting up along 204th past where I saw the motorcycle on the side of the road.

Charlie and I, walking up the hill to get a closer view. A new type of Travels with Charlie for us to experience.

A motorcycle was on side of the road.

What happened? Seems this was another "Road Rage” incident. But right here on the road to the park?

Apparently, Someone made a wide turn off 55th Ave NE up the NE 204th hill that triggered the motorcyclist to race up the hill on the wrong side of the road yelling and kicking the driver's car door.

Turns out that action didn’t favor the angry motorcyclist. He made a sizable dent in the car door, lost his kicking shoe and then toppled his motorcycle…

He was taken away in the Shoreline Aid truck with significant leg injury.

I asked one of the Officers if he broke his leg?… He replied ”you could say that” with an I can’t say more gesture.

I asked if this was Road Rage? Again same response. ”you could say that”.

Officers set the motorcycle upright and placed the rider's shoe on the seat after the rider was transported for medical care. Photo by Gordon Snyder

The Officers set the motorcycle upright. See that shoe on the seat? They picked up a shoe he probably was wearing when he kicked the car as he raced up the hill.

Hmmm… Maybe Road Rage masked the Mass times Velocity relationship most motorcycle folks totally understand.

Road Rage has no Winners, Only Losers.

Gordon Snyder


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Blood drive at Scottish Rite Center in Shoreline

A new venue for American Red Cross Blood Drive, Seattle Scottish Rite Center, 1207 N 152nd St. Shoreline, WA 98133, will host a blood drive Monday, July 29, 2024 from 9:00am - 2:30pm. 

You can sign-up for this and future blood drives at the Scottish Rite Center (Monday September 30 and Monday December 2 at 9am) using the "Shoreline" sponsor code here 

Blood supplies are critically low especially now as people are taking their summer vacations. Consider making a reservation for a blood donation before or when you return from vacation. 


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Shorewood players score big at the Snohomish Summer Smash

Shorewood’s Carlota Garibay Romero
took the Girls Gold Singles title

One hundred eighty-five tennis players traveled from as far South as Vancouver and as far North as Bellingham, making their way to the Snohomish Valley to see who would come out on top at the 9th Annual Snohomish Summer Smash presented by Columbia Athletic Club- Silver Lake. 

Shorewood classmates Carlota Garibay Romero and Xander Gordon
took the Mixed Doubles Gold championship

When the smoke cleared, among those holding the coveted Champion t-shirts was Shorewood’s Carlota Garibay Romero, who took the Girls Gold Singles title before teaming up with classmate Xander Gordon to take the Mixed Doubles Gold championship.

Sponsored this year by Columbia Athletic Club-Silver Lake, the Summer Smash was started in 2015 as an alternative for high school players who wanted to take part in competitive tennis but not play in USTA tournaments. 

Participation in the four-day event has grown exponentially since the pandemic, with this year’s turnout nearly triple the total from 2019. Players interested in learning more about the tournament can go to Snohomish Summer Smash.


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Shoreline Farmers Market to host 3rd Annual Kids Day Event

Power of Produce Kids Club at the Shoreline Farmers Market

The Shoreline Farmers Market (SFM) is thrilled to announce its upcoming Kids Day this Saturday, July 27, 2024 from 10am to 2pm.

A free event open to everyone, SFM Kids Day will be held in its Saturday market location at the corner of 192nd and Aurora, across from the YMCA at the BikeLink Park & Ride.

“We’re excited to create a day where children can have fun while learning about the importance of local agriculture and healthful eating,” said Trinitee King, Market Director. “Kids Day is a wonderful opportunity to connect with our community including our local farmers and producers.”

Kids Yoga class at the Shoreline Farmers Market

In addition to favorite SFM vendors offering fresh, seasonal goods, Kids Day will feature fun and free activities:
MAKE your own bird house with Iron Brothers Construction.
LEARN about how and where your food is grown on a farm tour.
LISTEN to Shoreline author and physician Dr. Margaret Towolawi read from her book, Ayominde and Seyi's Kitchen. Signed copies will be available for purchase (English and Spanish).
ENJOY wearable art by Alethea of the Face Paintery.
WEAR a free tattoo from our temporary tattoo station.
FLOW with Kids Yoga by Quiet Thyme Wellness. (Registration recommended and opening soon.)
VISIT the Power of Produce Kids Club booth.
DANCE to live music.
WATCH a live observation beehive with Rainy Day Bees.
And so much more!

Locally grown strawberries at the
Shoreline Farmers Market
ABOUT THE SHORELINE FARMERS MARKET
It's free to attend the market! ALL are welcome (including our leashed & well mannered, four-legged family members).

GETTING THERE
Arrive by foot, car, bus, bike or wheels. Ample parking available including accessible spaces. Join us every Saturday through October 5th, located at the BikeLink Park & Ride (corner of 192nd & Aurora, across from the YMCA).

FOOD ACCESS
The Shoreline Farmers Market is committed to providing our community equitable access to farm fresh produce and local foods. We accept EBT/SNAP cards and DOUBLE DOLLARS with the SNAP Market Match Program. Many vendors accept WIC and Senior FMNP checks.

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Jobs: Shoreline Tool Library Coordinator and Materials Manager

Shoreline Tool Library
Coordinator and Materials Manager
Compensation: This position is paid for 35-40 hours of work each week, at a rate of $21/hour and generous paid time off benefits. Employees may be eligible to receive $150/month towards health insurance.
Full-time position, however, we are open to splitting it into 2 half-time roles.

The Tool Library coordinator and materials manager is a paid staff position responsible for co-managing the day-to-day operations and volunteer experience at Seattle REconomy Shoreline branch. 

The ideal candidate thrives in positive interactions and shares our values of sustainability and equity. This position works closely with the executive director, operations manager, steering committees, members, and volunteers to ensure that the primary functions of the libraries are carried out with consistency, reliability, and in harmony with the goals of Seattle REconomy, the parent nonprofit. 

Job description

Application
Please send your resume and cover letter to Josh@SeattleREconomy.org by August 6th, 2024 by 5pm with the subject “Coordinator Application.”

Position start date 9/15/24. This is flexible.


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Shoreline Veterans Association selling memorial bricks at Shoreline Farmers Market

Shoreline Veterans Association at the Shoreline Farmers Market

The Shoreline Veterans Association (SVA) is sponsoring a booth at the Shoreline Farmer Market this Saturday, to display engraved bricks that are installed at the Shoreline Veterans Recognition Plaza to honor veterans.

The Recognition Plaza has five benches where you can sit, relax and contemplate the names engraved on the bricks. The Plaza is located at Shoreline City Hall, at the base of the flagpole, 17500 Midvale Ave N, Shoreline WA 98133.

Please visit the SVA this Saturday and learn about the stories behind the engraved bricks and consider having a brick installed at the Plaza to honor a veteran past, present or future in your family so that the Plaza can tell new stories.

For a donation of $100 (tax deductible) an engraved brick will be placed in the Plaza to honor a past, present or future veteran.


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Rehearsals start this September for Northwest Girlchoir

Photo courtesy Northwest Girlchoir

Northwest Girlchoir has openings in our treble choirs for singers in grades 1-12 to join in the fun this coming fall! Northwest Girlchoir celebrates student voice and creativity; cultivates community; and inspires joy, belonging, and confidence for girls and youth beyond the binary. Singers learn musicianship, vocal technique, and performance skills, all while building lasting friendships in a supportive community.

During the span of five decades, Northwest Girlchoir has empowered and inspired thousands of young people in our region to lift their voices in chorus with others. Choristers perform for thousands of audience members at concerts held across the greater Puget Sound Region and on tours nationally and internationally.

Non-Auditioned Choirs: Easy online registration is open now for singers entering grades 1-4 to join Liebe or Yǒu Yì!Enrollment for Liebe and Yǒu Yì are open online until August 31st, but class sizes are limited, and enrollment could fill quickly. Members learn music in a fun and nurturing environment as they prepare for exciting mainstage concerts. Sign up online!

Auditioned Choirs: Singers entering grades 4-12 can request an audition taking place this August to join one of Northwest Girlchoir’s progressive-level choirs this fall! Auditioned choir members enjoy performing at mainstage concerts, in the community and at special events, and even on tours. Learn more here!

Tuition Assistance: Tuition assistance is available for every choir level, and we encourage families to apply. Contact info@northwestgirlchoir.org for more information or call the office at 206-527-2900.


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Travels with Charlie - not on a hot day!

Monday, July 22, 2024

Too hot, Baby
Photo by Gordon Snyder
All these recent clear days of hot weather have sorta changed my buddy Charlies excited energy to get going on an afternoon walk. 

These hot afternoons he’s just comfortable snoozing in a favorite chair…

I don’t blame him. it’s hot out there and the pavement and paths soak up the heat. 

In the direct sun, it's bad for a dog's bare pads. 

I checked the temperature on the deck boards in the direct sun with an infrared thermometer… 138-140 degrees. Think about that. And it wasn’t even black pavement.

I wouldn’t step barefoot on anything hot like that. 

In the cool of the evening
Photo by Gordon Snyder
Neither should Charlie. He's is a smart guy, so sleeps thru the hot part and gets ready to go do something when evening cools things down.

Then we wandered around our neighborhood… Perfect timing.

Protect your Pet Buddies, Cheers,
Gordon Snyder



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Tooth sensitivity - a real pain in the mouth

Photo courtesy Delta Dental
By Kyle Dosch, DDS

Enjoying a cold drink or an ice cream cone are just a couple of ways we make ourselves comfortable on hot summer days.

For a sizable portion of the population, though, indulging in ice-cold foods and beverages, or hot drinks on a cold winter day, can lead to unbearable teeth pain. 

Teeth sensitivity affects nearly an eighth of all Americans and can cause pain when eating or drinking. 

Some of the other causes of tooth sensitivity include:
  • Over-enthusiastic brushing
  • Eating disorders
  • Consuming high-acid food and drink
  • Gum recession
  • Smokeless or snuff tobacco
These can lead to either a loss of enamel or exposing the roots of your teeth, which can cause problems when consuming hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods and drinks. By working to fix this problem, you will make eating and drinking more enjoyable and comfortable.

Treating tooth sensitivity is important not only for immediate pain relief, but also for maintaining good oral health and preventing future dental problems. Sensitivity often indicates underlying dental issues such as enamel erosion, gum recession or tooth decay. 

Addressing the issue can help prevent further damage to the teeth and gums and promote better overall oral health.”

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent and treat sensitive teeth. Diagnosing tooth sensitivity starts with a visit to your dentist, who then will likely recommend trying some at-home treatment options for a month or so.

At-home treatment options include:
  • Desensitizing toothpastes which include potassium salts. You’ll want to use these with a minimal amount of water and a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Mouthwashes which contain potassium nitrate and fluoride.
  • Waiting to brush your teeth at least an hour after consuming acidic food and drinks, including carbonated drinks, citrus fruits, alcoholic drinks, yogurt and dairy products.
To combat erosive agents inside of acidic food and drinks, dental professionals recommend drinking milk or water afterward or using a straw to avoid prolonged contact between the beverage and your teeth.

If these simple tips don’t rid you of tooth sensitivity, your dentist may suggest office therapies such as applying potassium nitrate gel or sodium fluoride to soothe and protect sensitive areas. 

These are short-term solutions, however. Longer term solutions may include at-home use of a topical remineralization therapy like Tooth Mousse, or in-office procedures like dental bonding or gum surgery.

For those with continued tooth sensitivity, you’ll want to schedule a follow-up visit with your dentist and continue to use at-home therapies to help keep the pain away. 

It’s also important to follow oral hygiene recommendations including flossing daily and brushing at least twice a day for two minutes with a soft bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste.

Kyle Dosch, DDS, is the Delta Dental of Washington’s dental director and a member dentist.


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Build-A-Birdhouse event at the Shoreline Farmers Market July 27, 2024

Build a bird house at the Shoreline Farmers Market Saturday
Photo courtesy IronsBC

Once again, Shoreline's Design + Build company Irons Brothers Construction will help kids build cedar birdhouses at the Kid’s Build-A-Birdhouse Event at the Shoreline Farmers Market Kid's Day on Saturday, July 27, 2024 from 10am - 2pm!

Bring the kiddos to our booth and we’ll provide the tools, materials, and skilled carpenters to help them build their own birdhouse – on us!

Since 2017, IronsBC has been building birdhouses with kids at various Shoreline community events. With help from our entire team and material donations from Dunn Lumber, we have built over 1300 birdhouses! 

This hands-on experience exposes them to manual arts, working side-by-side with an IronsBC carpenter to build a custom home for our feathered friends.

IronsBC is committed to enriching the lives of our community through caring and craftsmanship. We encourage children to engage in the manual arts at an early age. Exposure to carpentry and building in a safe and supervised environment can be fun and educational.

To learn how to build your very own birdhouse at home, please visit our Education Page online for instructions and watch our how-to video!

Info on Shoreline Farmer's Market

Learn more about our Community / Industry Involvement & Impact here


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Friendship Adventures Arts and Crafts market at Friendship Academy in Shoreline July 27, 2024

Friendship Adventures is hosting our first Annual Arts and Craft market at the Friendship Academy in Shoreline!

This event assists in the continuation of affordable, socialization and recreational programs for our participants and families of Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.

As a local, small non-profit, for over 25 years, Friendship Adventures services have been maintained with the contributions of donations, volunteers, grants and fundraisers of many long time friends and family.

This year we would like to invite you to be part of the first Annual Arts and Craft Market.

We are seeking local artist to vendor. It is open to everyone! Neighbors, businesses, out of state vendors. There is a small donation request for an inside table of 6 feet and 2 chairs, but only while available. Request your spot today and support our arts and craft activities for Adults living with Intellectual Disabilities!

Mark your calendars! July 27, 2024! 1 pm– 3 pm at Friendship Academy 1206 N 185th St, Shoreline WA 98133.

Questions: contact Brandy Padua 425-343-9421


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Blood drive July 31 and August 29, 2024 at Fire Station 51 in Kenmore


Shoreline Fire is hosting a mobile blood drive with Bloodworks NW at Station 51 in Kenmore on Wednesday, July 31st and Thursday, August 29th between 9:00am – 3:00pm!

In addition to making a difference, if you make a donation between July 1st – August 31st you can enter for a chance to win Taylor Swift concert tickets.



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Your ballot has been mailed - and other useful information about the primary election

Important information about the primary election
  • Ballots were mailed to registered voters ahead of the 18-day voting period that began July 19.
  • If you do not receive your ballot within 5 days, call King County Elections at 206-296-VOTE (8683).
To participate in the primary, you must be sure your ballot is postmarked or in a designated drop box by 8pm on August 6, 2024 - and not one minute later.

Local drop boxes:

Voters can register to vote online or by mail until July 29. After that, you can do so in person at a county election office up until 8pm on Election Day.

The top two vote-getters in primary races will advance to the November 5 general election.

The Washington State Standard published a Candidate questionnaire from Washington State Standard for all the major races.

The website Voting For Judges, which has been so very useful for past elections, is no longer in existence.

Sign up for King County Ballot Alerts to receive texts or emails as your ballot is processed and counted. This is very important to receive early notice if there is an issue with your signature.


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Crafty flower

Sunday, July 21, 2024

 
Photo by Lee Lageschulte

I know that this is a real flower, but it really looks like a craft project. 

Start with a slender stick, cut petals out of white crepe paper, shred some yellow paper and drip some ink on it for the center, and voilà!

Leave a few in someone's garden to make them a little crazy...

--Diane Hettrick


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Creative Phone Photography class at Shoreline Library July 24, 2024

Creative Phone Photography
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 from 6 - 8pm
Shoreline Library 345 NE 175th St, Shoreline WA 98155

Learn to use your phone to create compelling photos of your family and friends, everyday moments, and travels near and far.

Presented by professional photographers, John and Lisa Merrill.

Free class. Registration not required.


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