Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Richmond Beach Community Association
Annual Halloween Carnival
Saturday, October 31
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Syre Elementary School
19545 12th Ave NW
Scare up some fun at this spooky event!
The carnival features games and prizes, inflatable attractions, a cake walk, a raffle, a haunted house, food and more.
Tickets for activities and food are 3 for $1. Children and parents are encouraged to wear costumes.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Sheri Ashleman at 206-542-9147.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Bob Olander, Shoreline City Manager, will be the featured speaker at the October meeting of the Echo Lake Neighborhood Association.
Tuesday, October 20, 7 p.m.
Shoreline Center, Ballinger Room
18520 1st Ave NE (south entrance)
Shoreline Senior Planner Paul Cohen will explain the Echo Lake portion of the new Shoreline "downtown" and the public meeting later this month.
All who live or work within the Echo Lake boundaries are welcome to participate.
Aurora to the east - I-5 to the west
205th to the north - 185th to the south
For more information, visit the ELNA website at EchoLakeNeighborhood.com or email EchoLakeBoard@EchoLakeNeighborhood.com.
For information on other neighborhood associations in Shoreline, contact Nora Smith
Neighborhood Coordinator, Community Services Division, City of Shoreline, 17500 Midvale Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133. Voice: 206-801-2253 | new email and phone number!
www.shorelinewa.gov | email@example.com
Monday, October 12, 2009
Enjoy the Dale Turner Family YMCA for FREE this Saturday, October 17 from 12-5 pm, thanks to a partnership between the City of Shoreline and the YMCA. Take advantage of the pool, climbing tower, the teen center, gym and more!
Visit the Dale Turner YMCA web site for schedules and more information. Visitors must bring a valid ID to gain access to the facility.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Starting in November, construction will be taking place on the stretch of Highway 99 between 165th and 185th.
This will mean reduced lanes and heavier traffic at times, but the city has taken steps to try to shorten the time needed to complete the construction and minimize the impact on traffic and businesses.
For more information on the Aurora Corridor project, visit this page on the City of Shoreline website.
Photo by brewbooks
Thursday, October 8, 2009
18528 Aurora Ave N, 98133
Let’s learn about bats in our area. Did you know that there are different kinds? Learn what they eat, how they get around in the dark, and more!
The Junior Gardener's Club welcomes Barb Ogaard of Bats Northwest.
She will give a slide presentation
and will bring LIVE BATS to show us!
Free. Bring your friends and family.
Shoreline, WA 98133
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The Washington Generals annual essay contest focuses on the 1909 World’s Fair in Seattle.
Did the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Washington’s first World’s Fair which concluded in Seattle 100 years ago after a run of nearly five months, change Washington state history? A service organization called the Association of Washington Generals is asking for perspectives to that question in their annual essay contest, which is now open to students enrolled in grades 7 to 12.
Pay Streak, Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle, 1909
Photo by Frank Nowell,
Courtesy UW Special Collections
(Neg. No. Nowell x1515, Image No. AYP591)
The association sponsors the annual essay contest to promote academic excellence and strong literacy skills. This year’s contest asks students to write a detailed essay answering the question: “2009 is the 100th anniversary of the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition. How important was the relationship with Alaska to the history of the state of Washington?”
There is no length requirement, but participants are asked to be descriptive in conveying their individual thoughts and ideas and focus on the issues that are the most important to them. A study aid on the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, which drew more than 3 million visitors to the University of Washington campus, can be found on the HistoryLink.org Web site.
Winners in the grades 7-9 and 9-11 categories each receive $500, and the winning senior earns a higher education scholarship of $1,500. The overall statewide winner from all categories is awarded an additional $500. Runners-up in each category also receive cash awards and the teacher or advisor who submits the most student essays will receive $250. Winners will also receive a plaque at an awards ceremony at their school.
Essays are due Monday, December 14. More information and an application packet can be found on the Generals’ Web site or by contacting Victoria Laise Jonas, AWG Student Essay Contest chairperson, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Washington Generals is a state service organization whose primary function is to recognize worthy citizens who contribute their time and their effort to the community. In sponsoring the contest, the AWG partners with schools to support the teaching of basic skills of reading and writing. The AWG operates in partnership with the office of Lt. Governor Brad Owen.
For more information contact: Victoria Laise Jones, Association of Washington Generals, at (425) 413-1589 or email@example.com or Brian Dirks, Office of Lt. Governor, at (360) 786-7707 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, October 5, 2009
On Saturday, October 10th, join the Shoreline city council and staff to celebrate the grand opening of the new Shoreline City Hall. There will be music, tours of the new facility, and light refreshments. The new City Hall is at 17500 Midvale Avenue N., and the event starts at 10 am and will continue until 1 pm. The ceremony will be at 10:30 am.
More information about the new City Hall is available here.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 7-9 p.m.
Bethel Lutheran Church Hall
17418 8th Ave NE, 98155
Sponsored by the neighborhood associations of
Echo Lake, Ridgecrest, Meridian Park, North City, and Ballinger.
Includes candidates for:
Shoreline School Board
Shoreline City Council
Shoreline Fire District
Ronald Wastewater District
Shoreline Water District
For more information, contact
Dick Nicholson at email@example.com
Diane Hettrick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gretchen Atkinson at email@example.com
Friday, October 2, 2009
On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the City of Shoreline will be having a Short Course on Local Planning, a three-hour public workshop. According to the city website, the course will cover "...the legal basis of planning in Washington State, explains the basics of comprehensive planning and plan implementation, discusses the role of the planning commission, the city council and city staff and how the public can be effectively involved in local planning."
There will also be an update on innovative land use techniques such as form-based codes, subarea plans and design guidelines.
The Short Course is co-sponsored by the Washington State Department of Commerce, the Washington Cities Insurance Authority, and the Planning Association of Washington. It will be held in the City Council Chambers of the new Shoreline City Hall, at 17500 Midvale Avenue N, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The workshop is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.
For more information and registration info, please visit the Shoreline City website, here.
Photo by Bernard
Thursday, October 1, 2009
This weekend marks the first birthday of the Dale Turner Family YMCA! To celebrate, we’ll be having a community birthday party this Sunday, October 4th from 3-6 pm. The event will be FREE and will feature games, prizes, face painting, a bounce house, arts and crafts, and entertainment provided by kids’ rock band, The Board of Education. Plus, guests will be able to splash in the pool or take a climb on Turner Tower.
Limited edition tee-shirts for the first 100 guests! In celebration of the first anniversary, membership joining fees will be waived through Oct. 31.
Stacy Segal | Strategic Development Director
Dale Turner Family YMCA
19290 Aurora Ave. N.
Shoreline, WA 98133
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Do you play an instrument, and wish you had some folks to jam with? Did you play once, long ago, and want to get your skills back up? Or do you just enjoy happy brass band music? You may want to check out the Around the Sound community band here in Shoreline.
Since 1999, members of the Around the Sound band have been meeting to practice and play concerts in the area. They’ve played the North City Tree Lighting ceremony, holiday concerts at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, and at retirement homes, civic celebrations, and parades, and you'll be able to see them performing at the Shoreline City Hall opening coming up on October 10th.
And if you want to play in the band, you'll find it's open to all adults, no audition needed. The band is headed by Michael Alstead, Executive Director of Music Center of the Northwest, who has been playing the trumpet for over 40 years.
If you're interested in learning more, check out the band's website at AroundTheSound.org.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 26
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dogs! Bring your owners to the new Shoreview dog off-leash area for the big dog party!
Celebrate the continued success of Shoreline's first off-leash area. Activities for dogs and people include:
* Information about ShoreDog (Shoreline's non-profit community volunteer organization for off-leash areas.
* Facts about obedience training, the leash law, and license requirements, as well as off-leash area etiquette tips.
* Disc Dog demo; learn about playing frisbee with your dog!
* An on-site veterinarian to answer your questions.
* A Lucky Dog raffle and treats for humans and their pups.
For more information please visit Shoredog.org or leave a message at (425) 606-4452.
Directions to the Shoreview off-leash area:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, Sept 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept 20, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Shoreline Library - 345 NE 175th, 98155
But wait! There's more!
Join the Friends of the Shoreline Library for $10 on Friday night, Sept. 18 and you get to shop the FOSL pre-sale from 5 - 7 p.m. Not only that, you get to be known as a FOSL.
Such a deal.
And even better ....
you don't have to shop or join to volunteer!
Volunteers would be welcomed to help sort books and set up for the sale:
Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 1:30 to 5 p.m
Thursday, Sept. 17 from 1:30 to 5 p.m.
Help during the sale - 1-2 hour shifts, straightening up the books and helping with check out.
Or you can help clean up after the sale - heavy lifting, boxing books, putting away tables, etc.:
Sunday, Sept. 20 from 2 - 4 p.m.
For more information and to sign up, contact Mary Jo Heller
at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, September 11, 2009
Grand Opening Party
Come for food, free acupuncture and cupcakes!
Sunday, September 13 from 11 am to 2 pm
18505 Firlands Way N - Shoreline 98133
next to Prosser Piano at N 185th St & Aurora Ave N
Mary Baskin-Thompson, L.Ac.
Shoreline Community Acupuncture, PLLC
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
By now, you've probably heard about the police stand-off that occurred overnight in Shoreline. According to news reports, it started around six in the evening, when a man in a house near 150th and Densmore was reported to be threatening family members and friends with knives. He barricaded himself in the home when police contacted him, and when officers tried to enter the house, fired a shot.
More about the situation can be read on the Northwest Cable News website.
Did you hear or see anything during this incident? Let us know in the comments!
Photo by PicsByCam
Monday, September 7, 2009
The City of Shoreline encourages you to coordinate with your immediate neighbors - within a block - to get “ready” so you can help each other during a disaster.
One of the City’s goals is to get neighborhoods prepared as a Ready Neighborhood – ready in case of emergency or natural disaster. To accomplish readiness they use a tool called Map Your Neighborhood. The State of Washington Department of Emergency Management created this “mapping” tool to have a consistent way of preparing neighborhoods across the state.
Map Your Neighborhood is a 90 minute meeting in which neighbors on a block come together to:
Learn the 9 steps to take immediately following a disaster
Develop an “inventory” of neighborhood skills and equipment e.g. who’s a nurse, who owns a chain saw
Map the neighborhood and identify areas of concern such as locations of gas meters
Verify which neighbors need extra help in a disaster such as the elderly, those with a disability, or children who may be home alone.
An instruction booklet is available to lead you through the mapping tool, or the City has trained volunteers to help lead the meeting.
For more information go to: Map Your Neighborhood.
If you would like to arrange training in your neighborhood, please contact Chris White in Shoreline’s Emergency Management at email@example.com or (206) 801-2256.
Friday, September 4, 2009
It’s time to mark your calendars for the 2009-10 Readers’ Theater season, where actors read new local plays and the audience weighs in afterwards. The series is now in its ninth year.
This season offers something for everyone. Topics range from cell phone addiction to Flower Children, from unemployment to the TV rumor mill. In a true story, one woman explores her struggle with chronic illness.
The lineup includes plays by regional authors Stefani Priest, Cheryl Victoria Richardson, Nicola Pearson, John Ruoff, Leonard Goodisman and George Savage Jr.
All readings are 7 p.m. Monday nights at Shoreline Center and are free. After the show, audience members share ideas on the script with the playwright and enjoy cookies and coffee. The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council sponsors the series.
The 2009-10 selections are:
7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26
“Between You and Me” by Stefani Priest
This lively collection of monologues and short pieces delves into unemployment, the loneliness of summer camp, cell-phone dependence, the gossip mill at a beauty parlor and ladies who lunch.
7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25
“One Woman with Multiple Sclerosis” by Cheryl Victoria Richardson
“The Messenger” by Nicola Pearson
In “One Woman with Multiple Sclerosis,” Richardson uses poetry, improvisation, dance and music to present her personal battle with multiple sclerosis. Her work shows the strength and hope of a young woman who refuses to let disease get the best of her.
In “The Messenger,” a talk-show host mentions casually that his answering machine is sending messages from God about a coming disaster. The play examines the power of TV to create controversy.
7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22
“An Anonymous Legend,” by John Ruoff
Ruoff’s play transports the audience back to the hippie era, as a group of Flower Children are re-united when one of them gets out of rehab.
7 p.m. Monday, March 22
“Herstory-Equal Rights: How the West Was Really Won" by Leonard Goodisman
Set in Laramie, Wyoming in 1868, the lawlessness of cowboys is pitted against the women who had the courage to fight them. The play is based on the true story of Louisa Ann Sawin, who at age 77 led a struggle for women’s rights.
7 p.m. Monday, April 25
“The Mules of Dry Diggins” by George Savage Jr.
Based on history, this imaginative work spins the tale of a group of would-be-world-famous robbers called "The Rattlesnake Dick Gang." The gang’s leader is harmless, but its members may not be.
For information on these and other Arts Council programs, see www.shorelinearts.net, call 206-417-4645 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Shoreline’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The City of Shoreline and the Shoreline Fire Department jointly offer advanced community education so individuals will be better prepared to help themselves and those around them when a disaster occurs.
Offered once or twice a year, the CERT class is 21 hours of training focused on disaster preparedness for specific hazards that may impact the Shoreline area. It includes training in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. CERT members can then use their training to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Learn more about CERT at http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/
In addition to the CERT baseline training, those who have completed the class are given the opportunity to become a Registered Emergency Disaster Worker as a member of the Shoreline Community Emergency Response Team. Members are offered additional on-going training and can be called upon to support the City’s efforts during an emergency with activities like shelter operations, sandbagging, distribution of public information and support of the Emergency Operations Center. The team meets periodically to plan for training and events and are organized as a non-profit organization.
The next Shoreline CERT class will be Tuesdays and Thursday, 6:30-9:30 pm, September 22, 24, 29, October 1, 6 and 8. Classes are taught at Shoreline Fire Department Training Center at 17525 Aurora Ave N.
To register of for information, contact Emergency Management Program Assistant, Ready*Corps VISTA Peggy Williams Scott at email@example.com or (206) 801-2256.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
All of Bartell's 56 locations will be accepting donations of school supplies through August 30.
"School Tools for Kids in Need" Program-helping to fill the school supply needs for children in the Puget Sound area.
WHAT: Bartell Drugs and World Vision launches the 6th Annual "School Tools for Kids in Need" program to collect school supplies for children in need at all 56 Bartell Drug locations now through August 30.
THE NEED: This school supply drive is especially important as 58,000 local children would
begin the school year without the basic school supplies needed to succeed if it weren't for this much needed program. Teachers, whose students qualify for the free or reduced-price lunch program, are able to "shop" for school supplies for these children, all free of charge.
Basic Needs List suggestions found in Bartell's "School Aisles" include:
* R. Geddes Crayons - 24 colors
* School Works Kids Scissors - Pointed or Blunt
* Bic Cristal or Round Stic Ink Pens - 10 pack.
Blue or Black
* Elmer's Glue - Glue-All or School Glue/4 oz.
* Paper-Mate #2 Pencils - 20 count
* Avery Glue Stic/2 pack - Acid-free, photo-safe,
* Pentel Hi-Polymer Erasers - 3 pack
* Avery Poly Binders - 1/2" or 1" sizes
* Buffalo Erasers - 25 pack Cap Erasers or 4 pack
* Avery Hi-Liter Markers - Yellow or Pink
WHERE: All 56 Bartell Drugs Locations in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties
For more information on Bartell Drugs locations, visit www.bartelldrugs.com
Thursday, August 20, 2009
The President of the Board of the Tibetan Association of Washington, a Shoreline resident, invites everyone to the Tibet Fest at Seattle Center this weekend, noon to 5:30 p.m. There will be food and crafts to buy, music and dance, and activities for children. Free admission.
Tibetan Association of Washington
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Watermark Credit Union Pet Food Drive
Donations accepted until August 28, 2009
Watermark Credit Union is collecting pet food for The Humane Society for Seattle/King County. They are accepting donations of dog and cat food as well as new pet supplies, toys and blankets from August 10 through August 28. Donations will be accepted at all Watermark branches. Make a donation and you can display your pet’s photo in the lobby!
The Seattle Humane Society provides pet food to thousands of low-income seniors and people disabled by AIDS. While all donations will be accepted, the greatest need is for dry cat food. They also ask that we avoid pouches of wet food or soft pack items as they break open easily in storage.
Watermark is on Aurora & 163rd, on the east side of the street. If you are coming from the north, there's a convenient U turn into the business access lane. It's the distinctive building with the glass front and the steeply slanted roof - built by Shoreline's SGA construction company.
There's also a branch at Alderwood at 188th & Alderwood Mall Parkway.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
- Stimulus Package playing at Peking House
- Blazing Altos playing at Laughing Ladies' Cafe
- Student & Faculty All-Star Bands playing at Industrial Air (The Showmobile)
- Stephanie Porter with Brian Nova playing at St. Mark's School
- Greta Matassa with Critical Mass Band playing at The Vineyard Church
- Spencer Hoveskeland Trio/Gypsy Jazz playing at North City Bistro & Wine Shop
- Jimmy Holden Trio playing at North City Lounge
- Susan Pascal Quartet playing at Sim's Other Place
Check out the web site at northcityjazzwalk.org
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
In an emergency, we all know to call 9-1-1. But in a disaster, our city’s first responders will be overwhelmed with requests for help. Your actual first responders will most likely be your family members and your neighbors. After a disaster such as an earthquake, your neighborhood may have gas lines leaking, live electrical wires down, trees fallen on houses, a neighbor with disabilities may need help . . . and 9-1-1 phones are jammed or dead. How you respond within the first hour after a disaster can significantly reduce injury, loss of life, and property damage.
Are you ready?
Become a Ready Neighborhood using the “Map Your Neighborhood” (MYN) tool. MYN is a program designed to help neighbors prepare together for disasters.
MYN will help you to:
• Learn the “9 Steps to Take Immediately Following a Disaster” to secure your home and to protect your neighborhood. It is hard to think clearly following disaster and these steps will help you to quickly and safely take actions that can minimize damage and protect lives.
• Identify the Skills and Equipment each neighbor has that would be useful in an effective disaster response. Knowing which neighbors have supplies and skills helps your disaster response be timely, and allows everyone to contribute to the response in a meaningful way.
• Create a Neighborhood Map identifying the locations of natural gas and propane tanks for quick response if needed.
• Create a Contact List that helps identify those with specific needs such as elderly, disabled, or children who may be home alone during certain hours of the day.
• Work together as a team to evaluate your neighborhood during the first hour following a disaster and take the necessary actions.
The City of Shoreline provides each neighborhood facilitator with all the materials needed to host a Ready Neighborhood meeting, including a DVD to help run the meeting, a facilitator’s guide, informational packets for all participants, and additional support for getting prepared together.
This summer, find a way to set aside two hours to host or co-host a meeting for your neighbors. It’s a small investment for safety and peace of mind.
To host or co-host a meeting or for more information, contact Emergency Management Program Assistant, Ready*Corps VISTA Peggy Williams Scott (206) 801-2256 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, July 31, 2009
By now you've probably heard of – or smelled evidence of – the large fire burning out of control on the island on Lake Ballinger, which, though not technically in Shoreline, has been wafting smoke and ash all through our area.
Local blogger and weather enthusiast Carl was able to get some fantastic photos of the fire, which he shares here, and has blogged about it, here.
Thank you for sharing those, Carl!
Thursday, July 30, 2009
From the City of Shoreline website:
The Ballinger Neighborhood is sponsoring a free Outdoor Movie Night on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Aldercrest Annex, 2545 NE 200th Street.
Bring a blanket or a lawn chair to this fun event for the whole family. Pre-movie entertainment will be provided by Community Rhythm Jams followed by the feature movie at dusk, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
This event was funded by the City of Shoreline Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program.
Monday, July 27, 2009
"Shoreline neighbors say Point Wells 'urban center' proposal tramples their beach-side turf"
An article in today's Seattle Times reports on the Pt. Wells brouhaha:
A plan to replace an asphalt plant and oil-tank farm on the shores of Puget Sound near Woodway with a development of housing and retail is generating fierce opposition in the neighboring town of Shoreline.
Link to read the entire article at Seattle Times
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Starting in August, big changes will be happening at Cromwell park (the area that sits at the end of 180th/179th and Meridian and next to King County District Court building). According to the City of Shoreline website, improvements to the park will include "an irrigated field, new basketball court, wetland areas, new play equipment as well as an amphitheater and stage area."
Storm water improvements will also be made, and more paths and trails will be added.
It should be fun to see the progress and enjoy the new park when it's all finished! The scheduled completion date is in winter of next year, according to the city, so it will be some time before we can see the results. You can click here to see a PDF of the site plan.
More info at the City of Shoreline site.
Photo by Bernard.
Friday, July 24, 2009
The "Notes from the Napkin" blog has a review of the Phở Tic-Tac Vietnamese Restaurant in Shoreline. Here's an excerpt followed by a link to the full review:
I started with the Phở Noodle Soup Bowl with Brisket (the #16). I ordered the small, and you can see it was plenty. It’s served with another plate of bean sprouts, basil leaves still on the stalk, jalapeño slices, and a lime. I put in all of the jalapeños, but I just couldn’t fit in all of the bean sprouts. I also spooned in a bit of Hoisin sauce for some kick. It was a great flavor, and I have to say that I was a bit better with my chopped sticks and spoon this time around. This dish was our favorite of the evening.
Link to read the full review
(photo from "Notes from the Napkin")
Do you have a favorite restaurant in Shoreline? Tried someplace new lately? Share YOUR reviews - just email us! :)