Sunday, March 23, 2008

Shoreline's environment in 1859

Interpretive map of Shoreline's environment in 1859.
This map is on display at the Shoreline Historical Museum

Slightly blurry close up of the map's inset legend

Ronald Bog, back in the day! :)

A few photos of an interpretive map that is on display at the Shoreline Historical Museum. Here is some information that is posted next to the map:

In 1855, a survey was taken of the land throughout North King County. Carlton's Register Books record the trees and their sizes in inches and the types of undergrowth at the juncture of section lines and along township lines, as well as noting aspects such as burned areas, wetlands and trails. The plant species and tree sizes shown on the map are those that the surveyor observed at the juncture of each section. Plants were recorded by their common name. The actual species names are based on what is known to have existed in the area at the time, and are deduced from the surveyor's records.

The native people living in the area traditionally kept areas in the forest open by controlled burning. The purpose of this was to create meadows where edible plants could be cultivated and berries encouraged, and to which small game would be attracted. Evidence of these burns were recorded by Carlton (1855-1859), and the method of cultivation corroborated by local Native Americans' testimony during the 1920's.

Research by David Buerge, interpretive map by Todd Gamble.

Click here for other posts about The Shoreline Historical Museum.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Monthy pet vaccine clinic at Top food

Every first Saturday of the month, Good Neighbor Vet holds a pet vaccine clinic at the Top food and drug located at 1201 N. 175th Street in Shoreline (it's just east of Highway 99).

Services are offered from 2pm - 3:30pm.

They offer a variety of packages that include exams and vaccines for dogs and cats, depending on your pet's lifestyle. They also offer rabies shots and micro-chipping, etc.

For prices and more info click for Good Neighbor Vet or call them at 888-234-1350

Monday, March 17, 2008

Singer/songwriter Shawn Mullins, March 22

An Evening with Shawn Mullins
Sat, March 22, 7:30 pm - SOLD OUT
Second Show Added 10:00 pm
All Seats $22
For more info and link to purchase tickets go here.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Antique radios on display in Shoreline

There's a room at the Shoreline Historical Museum filled with antique radios and memorabilia, thanks to the Puget Sound Antique Radio Association. There's also one of those big old floor-model radios playing War of the Worlds (at least, that's what it was playing last weekend when I went there).

These three photos show just a little bit of what's on display. There's quite a bit more to see. It's pretty cool exhibit, if you find that sort of thing interesting. And hey, it's free!

More info about the exhibit at the Shoreline Historical Museum website.

Link to the Puget Sound Antique Radio Association.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"The World Around" art exhibit in Shoreline

by Gary Georger

The World Around

Exhibit: March 10 – April 28, 2008

Open House: Thursday, March 13, 5-7 pm

The Gallery at the Shoreline Center presents The World Around March 10 – April 28, 2008. This exhibit illustrates the beauty of the natural world and the enjoyment we receive from it.

The artists are Gary Georger (pottery), Marsha Lippert (pastels), Del Lusk (photography), Maylee Noah (photography).

More info at the Shoreline Arts website.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

A 1926 car through a 1912 window

There is an antique car (a 1926 Model T Roadster) in the basement of the Shoreline Historical Museum. This is how they got it in. It was put (carefully and on purpose) through a window.

This is the display of photographs showing how they did it. The window and frame had to be removed from the building and the car's windshield had to be taken off. It was a crazy scheme, but someone figured out that they would just be able to pull it off.

And they did it! Here's the car inside the museum, safe and sound, behind a white picket fence. See that black square on the wall behind the car? That's the window it came through (closed off now).

Here's a link to the Shoreline Historical Museum.

Friday, March 7, 2008

The Seattle P-I reports on the errant dentist

Shoreline dentist's license suspended

"State health officials and the Washington State Dental Commission suspended a Shoreline dentist's license for seven years for allegedly overmedicating a female patient and exposing her from the waist down."

Seattle Post-Intelligencer article is here.

Earlier post on this topic is here (with link to Seattle Times article).

$225,000 spent on art at Shoreline dump

Art installation at the Shoreline Transfer Station

According to NWCN, "Some King County residents question why the county spent $225,000 on an art display at a local dump."

Read the full story here.

Earlier post: New public art in Shoreline.

Post your thoughts in the comment section.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

"Shirley Valentine" at New Space Theater

Shirley Valentine is a one-woman show about a bored housewife who escapes her mundane life with a trip to Greece. Directed by Steve Cooper. Starring Heidi Jean Weinrich.

When: March 7 - March 29 (Thurs-Sat, 8 p.m.)
Tickets: $15 (Thursdays are "pay-what-you-can")
Phone: 206-650-9448

New Space Theater is located at 17517 15th Ave. N.E., Shoreline

Purchase tickets online here.

Info about Shirley Valentine at wikipedia.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Become a docent at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

This is from the City of Shoreline's website:

The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is set in a wooded, park-like atmosphere in Shoreline, Washington, and is dedicated to the educational, cultural, and aesthetic enrichment of the community. The 4-acre garden was assembled by Mareen and Art Kruckeberg and is rich in native plants of the Pacific Northwest and unusual species from other lands. It is maintained by the love and care of Art, staff, and friends who regularly volunteer at the Garden.

The Docent Training Program is a great opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the Garden and plants in general. The program is four sessions from 11am to 2pm beginning Sunday, March 16 and continuing through April 13 (no class March 23 Easter weekend). Docents receive hands-on training and detailed information about plants and the history of the Garden. Dr. Kruckeberg often participates in the training. There is no cost, but docents share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the Garden by helping guide tours.

Applications must be received by Friday, March 7th, 2008.

Click here for more info about this opportunity.

Art Kruckeberg

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Shoreline dentist loses his license for 7 years

From The Seattle Times:

"A Shoreline dentist has lost his license to practice for seven years, after being found to have heavily sedated a female patient who later wandered the dental office without pants.

Christopher A. Wodja, who was licensed to practice in Washington in 2002 — despite an out-of-state assault conviction — had been practicing at North City Dental. He had a previous entanglement with Washington's Dental Quality Assurance Commission, as well."

Full article here.