Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Which restaurants deliver to Shoreline?

Sara from North City says:

"I have a suggestion for a question on Ronald Bog. What are good restaurants that deliver to Shoreline? All I have so far are Suni's and Black Pearl, but there must be more..."

Sara's right - there must be more!

Post your suggestions in the comment section.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Tulips in the sun at Ronald Bog park

The sun shone on Shoreline this afternoon!
The tulips were so happy they obscured the sign. :)

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Will they ever finish putting up this building?

Have you noticed this building at Midvale and 185th? It's across from the Bartell's and the police station. It seems like it is taking forever to get built. I wonder what's going on (or not going on) with it.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

'Clean Sweep' Recycling Event on May 3rd

It's time for spring cleaning! On Saturday, May 3rd, Shoreline residents will have the chance to unload a wide variety of stuff all in one convenient location. A few items require a nominal fee, but many will be taken off your hands for free. Batteries, yard waste, fluorescent lightbulbs, old porcelain fixtures, clothes, furniture and more will be accepted free of charge. Some items, such as certain large appliances, TVs and computer monitors require a fee to be paid.

This is happening from 9am - 3pm on Saturday, May 3rd at the Park and Ride at Aurora Ave. & N. 192nd St.

You should receive a flyer in the mail.
You can also get more info and download a copy of the flyer here.

If you have further questions, call the City at 206-546-1700

Monday, April 21, 2008

Possible changes to Metro bus route #373

Metro is proposing a change to bus route 373. The upshot is that the bus would run down 5th Avenue instead of I-5 between 175th and 145th. There would be only three stops on that leg of the journey. Metro says the change would "improve schedule reliability."

I ride the 373 and I like this idea. I've often wished the bus went down 5th Ave instead of I-5, so that I could get off at the Shoreline library after work, then walk home from there.

What do you think? Your feedback is requested by Ted Day at 206-684-1304 or ted.day@kingcounty.gov by Friday, May 9th.

If you ride the 373, feel free to comment on this post. I'm curious what others think of the idea.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Photos from Shoreline's Natural Yard Care event

A few photos from the Natural Yard Care event yesterday (April 19th, 2008) at Central Market in Shoreline. I wasn't there long, but there seemed to be a decent turnout, despite the crazy weather. For more information about any of these organizations, click on the link below the photograph.

The official banner

The long view

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The snow last night in Shoreline

This was the evening of April 18th, 2008 in Shoreline WA

Look how big and fluffy those flakes are!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Photos of springtime snow in Shoreline

Photo by Sara

Photo by Sonya

Photo by Sandy, from her Lake Forest Park blog

Wild weather in Shoreline

It was hailing about 90 minutes ago in Shoreline. Now it is snowing (BIG flakes!). This weekend's forecast calls for the possibility of rain, hail, snow and thunderstorms. Happy Spring! ;)

I've also got some short videos of the snow. I'll try to post a couple of those tomorrow.

Take some photos of this weekend's wild weather if you get a chance and email them to me (my email address is on my profile page). I'll try to post some of them here.

Public hearing on school spending

This is an article from The Enterprise newspaper:

The Shoreline School Board will conduct a public hearing at its regular board meeting at 7 p.m. April 28 in the board room at the Shoreline Center, where the public can comment on the 2008-09 Initiative 728, or Student Achievement, spending plan.

The fund, approved by voters statewide, can be spent to lower class sizes, offer professional development and fund technology integration staff, among other uses.

The final approval of the plan will be part of the 2008-09 budget adoption in August. A copy of the draft proposal may be obtained by calling 206-361-4366.

The original article is here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Natural Yard Care Event this Saturday at Central Market

When? Saturday, April 19th from 9am to 3pm.
Where? Central Market, just north of 155th and Aurora in Shoreline.
What? A "Natural Yard Care Event"

This sounds pretty cool. A flyer on the City of Shoreline's website says "Sample products and learn natural yard care techniques that will reduce pollution, protect our climate and save you money."

Following is some further information sent to me by Tina with the City of Shoreline.

Free Stuff (one item per household attending the event while supplies last, after signing to agree to take part in a future mail-in survey)

Kitchen Compost Pail: A BioBag brand ventilated pail to conveniently collect food scraps.
Compostable Kitchen Bags: A box of 25 bags that is 100% compostable to keep food scraps contained.
Organic Corn Gluten: Two pound bag of corn gluten to spread on lawns or in gardens to inhibit weed growth.
Organic Soil Builder & Fertilizer: Fifteen pound bag of worm castings that works to improve soil structure and aeration for gardens, plants and lawns.

Organizations that will be on hand:
City of Shoreline
Master Recycler/Composters
Master Gardeners
Seattle Audubon Society
King County Noxious Weed Control Board
Washington Native Plant Society
Sustainable Shoreline Education Assoc.
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
Dunn Gardens

You can get more information by calling the City of Shoreline at 206-546-1700

Monday, April 14, 2008

Aerial Photos of Richmond Beach

Aerial photo of Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
from the WA State Dept. of Ecology

You can see aerial photos of Shoreline's shoreline at the WA State Department of Ecology website. Follow this link and click on the red dots.

Link to: All posts about Richmond Beach

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Echo Lake Neighborhood Assn. Meeting

Do you live in the Echo Lake Neighborhood?

Echo Lake Neighborhood Association Meeting
Tuesday, April 15, 7 – 9 p.m.
Contact: Diane Hettrick (206) 365-8442

Ballinger Room, Shoreline Center, 18520 1st Ave NE, 98155
Enter the building from the southwest or southeast corner (north side of Senior Center)

Join us for a special evening with Vicki Stiles, Executive Director of the Shoreline Historical Museum. She will be bringing stories and photographs from the past, with a special focus on the Echo Lake Neighborhood. In addition, we will be sharing our personal stories with our neighbors and hearing about future plans for Echo Lake.

Do you have old pictures and memories of Echo Lake? Bring them with you!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Signs of the Interurban Trail
at Echo Lake Park

Let's make sure we get the city logo on there twice.

The Interurban Trail rules.

Map of the trail as it runs through Shoreline.

Hey, there's Ronald Bog Park!

Shoreline's "Town Center Subarea Plan"

From the City of Shoreline's website:

The Town Center Subarea Plan is the City’s effort to create a distinctive and cohesive center to Shoreline that generates activity around public facilities and services and sparks commercial and residential redevelopment that is appropriate to the City’s needs. The core of the study area for Town Center is generally between North 175th and North 185th Streets and between Linden and Stone Avenues, with Aurora Avenue in the middle.

Learn more here: Shoreline Town Center