Friday, October 30, 2009

Community Choir Concert, November 1

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Halloween Family Carnival Saturday Oct 31

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

Echo Lake Neighborhood Association

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 or email

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! |

Monday, October 12, 2009

Free Family Day at the Dale Turner YMCA

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

Aurora Corridor project to begin second mile of construction

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

Batty about Bats

Sunday, October 11, 2-3 P.M.

Sky Nursery

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.

Sky Nursery

18528 Aurora Avenue N
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 546-4851
Photo by Chi Liu,

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Student Essay Contest

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 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

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 or Brian Dirks, Office of Lt. Governor, at (360) 786-7707 or

Monday, October 5, 2009

Shoreline City Hall grand opening

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

Candidates' Forum; Tuesday, October 6th

Candidates' Forum

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
Diane Hettrick at
Gretchen Atkinson at

Friday, October 2, 2009

Local planning course talks about land use

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

Happy Birthday, Dale Turner YMCA!

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
P 206.569.7001
Dale Turner Family YMCA
19290 Aurora Ave. N.
Shoreline, WA 98133