Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Shorecrest & Shorewood compete in The Social Experiment

The latest Shorecrest/Shorewood competion: "The Social Experiment"

Shoreline School District video production teachers, Trent Mitchell
from Shorecrest and Marty Ballew from Shorewood, who brought us the
famous lip dub videos a year ago, are back with a new competition. In
"The Social Experiment," participating students from both schools will
be expected to give up their social networks for a week—no texting,
cell phones, Facebook, etc., between Monday, December 6 and Saturday,
December 11.

They're anticipating over 200 students who will participate. Check out
the awesome news coverage from KOMO here:

Shorecrest and Shorewood video students will compete to see who makes
the best documentary about the experience.

If you would love to support this effort in bringing awareness to how
dependent teens are with social networking as their main form of
socializing then please contact Debi Olson at

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Free job training classes at Shoreline Goodwill

Nov. 30, 2010
Registration for Shoreline Goodwill's FREE classes begins Dec. 13!
Students can learn valuable skills in computers, cashiering and English
Shoreline Goodwill's Job Training and Education Center, located at 14500 15th Avenue NE, will register people beginning Dec. 13 for free classes in the eight-week session that runs from Jan. 3 through Feb. 24, 2011.
To satisfy demand among people in the community, the center has added additional classes in basic computers and English. Even still, staff expects classes to fill up fast and reminds prospective students that sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The center will register students on the following days:
  • All computer classes: Dec. 13 and 14; 10 a.m.
  • Cashiering class: Dec. 20 and 21; 11 a.m.
  • All English classes: Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. (it is possible to register for English classes outside of these times. Contact the center directly for more information).
The center will offer the following classes:
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – These include basic and intermediate courses designed to accommodate a wide range of English skills.
o   Level 1: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
o   Level 2: Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
o   Level 3: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Basic Computer Classes – Introductory courses for people with little or no computer experience.
o   Computer Fundamentals: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
o   Microsoft Word: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
o   Microsoft Excel: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Cashiering and Customer Service – Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Career Building Assistance – On Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m., instructors can help people with job searches, resume and cover letter writing, interview practice and more.
For class availability and enrollment information, please call (206) 631-8460.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Turkey Day Fun Run in Richmond Beach

Turkey Day Fun Run Registration and T-Shirt Order

Deadline: November 5, 2010

The annual Turkey Day Fun Run through Richmond Beach will take place
Thanksgiving morning at the Saltwater Park. Forms to register and/or
pre-order T-shirts can be found at Spin Alley or by downloading the
form from the RBCA website at RichmondBeachWa.org.

More info: Events@RichmondBeachWA.org

Monday, November 1, 2010

Work Party at Ronald Bog Park this Saturday

From Dick Decker:

November is here along with heavier rain. The resident beaver has made
itself known again by falling a couple alder. We continue to wrap
fencing around our trees and have not lost one of them in two years.
Our hope is that Sat. 11/6/10 will be a little drier for our work
party from 9 to noon. We'll meet near the pony statues along N. 175th.
There is limited parking in the lot just east of the statues so we
encourage parking along Meridian. We'll continue to remove
blackberries, dig roots and plant native plants. We'll have some tools
and gloves but bring your favorites and join our party. Dress
appropriately for the weather. Hope to see you on Saturday.

Richmond Beach Off-Leash Area Opens Nov 1st

A note from ShoreDog:

Just a reminder that Richmond Beach off-leash area is opening November
1st. Like last year, the off-leash area is at the south end of
Richmond Beach. Please keep in mind that dogs must be on leash until
within the signed area of the beach. This year, enforcement of the
leash law outside both off-leash areas will be emphasized and
citations will be issued.

ShoreDog is a Washington State non-profit organization that supports
the creation of dog off-leash areas within Shoreline. As citizen
stewards supporting the Parks Department, ShoreDog is vital to the
success of our two sites, Shoreview Off-Leash Park and Richmond Beach
Saltwater Park.

ShoreDog is at ShoreDog.org

Friday, October 29, 2010

What about Halloween?

What are you doing for Halloween this year?  Will you be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters? If so, what's your treat of choice? Will you be in costume? Got any spooky plans you'd like to share? And if you've decorated the house (or yourself), send a pic and I'll post it here.

Here's a little something concocted by Shoreline Sonya:

send your stuff to:  ronaldbogblog@gmail.com


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Carnival this Saturday in Richmond Beach

Halloween Carnival sponsored by The Richmond Beach Community Association
When: Saturday, October 30, 2010 from 3-7pm
Where: Syre Elementary School, 19545 12th Avenue NW
RBCA's annual Halloween Carnival features traditional carnival games with prizes, inflatables, a haunted house, a raffle and food. As far as old-fashioned carnivals go, this one is truly exceptional and prices are family friendly. Children and parents are encouraged to wear costumes. Because parking is limited, please walk or carpool if possible.
Volunteers are needed for set up, to run booths, for clean up, to donate cakes for the cake walk and to donate raffle prizes. To volunteer, please contact Renee Smith at 801-7489 or renees1710@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sound Transit is starting to study the north Link alignment

From Adam Parast:

Sound Transit is starting to study the north Link alignment (from
Northgate the Lynnwood) and I wrote about the three possible
alignments on the Seattle Transit Blog.


Both us at the blog and Sound Transit would love to hear from local residents.

As this process start to take off we'll be increasing our coverage of
events. We have been covering East Link very closely and would like to
do to do the same for the north end.

Adam Parast
Seattle Transit Blog
Associate Editor

Monday, October 25, 2010

Volunteer to help improve Ronald Bog Park

Dick Decker says:

We had a great turnout Sat. 10/23/10 for our blackberry removal and
planting of native plants.

We had Daisy Brownies Troop 4001 and parents, Shorewood High School
students as well as our core volunteers Ron Post and Terry Roche for a
total of 12 hardy souls dig blackberry roots and plant Sword fern,
Vine maple, Redwood sorrel, False-Lily-of-the-Valley,Youth on Age,
Fringecup, Goatsbeard, Blackcap raspberry,Salmonberry, Evergreen
huckleberry and Flowering red-currant.

We have more clearing to do and more plants to put in the ground so we
have work parties planned each Wed. 9 to 11 and Saturdays 11/6/10 and

Come join the party and watch the changes occuring at Ronald Bog.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Shoreline Man on Winning Table Tennis Team

Roel Aguanta from Shoreline along with partner Valeri Kim won the open category doubles finals match yesterday (Oct 23) at the Seattle Table Tennis Championships. 

Click here to see the article at The Seattle Times  (there is also a great photo of Roel staring down a ping pong ball)

Friday, October 22, 2010

City of Shoreline wants your photos

From the City of Shoreline website:

Have you ever seen an image and wished you had a camera to capture it? Whether it’s a person, wildlife, landscapes, or unique places, there are scenes that we wished we could’ve captured and shared with others. 

Here’s your opportunity to photograph images of Shoreline and share them with the community.

We’re looking for images that exemplify “Our Shoreline.” Your “Our Shoreline” photos may fall into one or more categories including: People; Animals and Wildlife; Nature and Landscapes; and Places (examples include parks, trails, storefronts, etc.). 

Submitted photos may be featured in an issue of Currents (the City’s monthly newsletter,) the Parks and Recreation Guide, the City’s government access TV channel, or the City’s website.

Find out how to submit your photo here:  http://shorelinewa.gov/index.aspx?page=692

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Comedy Night to Raise Funds for Classrooms on Oct 19, 2010

More info here:  http://www.shorecrestptsa.org/

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Giant carved pumpkin!

At Central Market.  Greeter or guard?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Cat Food Fork? Yep.

On sale now at Big Lots in Shoreline: Cat Food Fork. 

What do you make of it?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

HalloTween Night in Shoreline this weekend

From the City of Shoreline:

HalloTween Night
Date:10/9/2010 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Location:Richmond Highlands Recreation Center
16554 Fremont Avenue N
Shoreline, Washington 98133

Join the Teen Program for a fun, free Halloween event for 5th and 6th graders.

We'll have free food, music, games, a carnival and costume contest.  (No masks please!)

For more information, call Parks at (206) 801-2600.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Shoreline Landmarks Commission notice of hearing regarding Ronald School

Oct 14 is your chance to comment.   Click here to read the whole thing

video: crazy fast longboarding hill in the highlands of shoreline washington

Click here to see photos and video from a skateboard competition held in Shoreline in summer of 2008

Participate in Shoreline's Long-Range Park Plan

Here's some info from Friends of Sunset Park and Boeing Creek Open Space:

Get involved in the City of Shoreline's Parks, Recreation and Open
Space (PROS) 2011 Long-Range Planning  Process.

The PROS Plan is a long-range planning document required by the State
of WA to be updated every six years. It articulates our community's
long-term vision for our parks, recreation and open spaces and
qualifies the City to apply for state and federal grants.

Based on community input during a series of meetings this fall, in
Jan. 2011, the PRCS Board will make recommendations for long-term PROS
Plan priorities. In April/May 2011, the City Council will review the
draft PROS Plan and then in June 2011, City Council will adopt the
final plan.

To learn more about the PROS Plan, provide input on what our community
parks and recreation priorities should be, and ensure that our
community vision for Sunset/ Boeing Creek Open Space is included in
the City's long-range plan:

Attend one of two PROS community visioning meetings:
Tuesday, Oct. 5 and Thursday, Oct. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Shoreline City Hall.

Send your comments on what you see are the 20-year needs for the City
of Shoreline Parks and Open Spaces, Recreation and Cultural Programs
to Maureen Colaizzi, Parks Project Coordinator at

Thank you!

Friends of Sunset Park Core Group

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Free Job Training Classes at Shoreline Goodwill

Registration for Shoreline Goodwill's FREE classes begins Oct. 4th
Students can learn valuable skills in retail, computers and English
Shoreline Goodwill's Job Training and Education Center, located at 14500 15th Avenue NE, will register people on Oct. 4-15 for free classes in the eight-week session that runs from Oct. 18 through Dec. 9, 2010.
The center will continue to offer a variety of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes this session. These include basic and intermediate courses designed to accommodate a wide range of English skills. There will also be an ESOL Computers course to help people with limited English skills begin to acquire computer skills immediately.
Classes fill up fast, and sign up is on a first-come, first-served basis, so don't delay!
The center will also offer the following classes:
  • Retail and Customer Service Training Program: This 10-week class teaches students skills necessary to get jobs in the retail and customer service sectors. It consists of eight weeks of class time with two weeks of on-the-job training at a Goodwill store.
  • Basic Computer Classes: Introductory courses for people with little or no computer experience.
o   Computer Basics
o   Word Processing
o   Spreadsheets
  • Career Building Assistance: Instructors can help people with job searches, resume and cover letter writing, interview practice and more.
For class availability and enrollment information, please call (206) 631-8460.

Sky Nursery's 1st Annual Harvest Fest is Saturday, October 9th

This is from an email I received from Sky Nursery:

Welcome to Sky Nursery — the Gardener's Garden Store

Get Fall Festive at our 1st Ever Harvest Fest!
Please join us on Saturday, October 9, 9-6 for a day of Family Fun!

Harvest Fest has something for Everyone
  • Free — Build a Scarecrow!* Free — Decorate a Pumpkin!* Free — Sky's artists will Paint Your Face*
  • Live animals including "Hercules" the Tom Turkey and a small herd of goats!
  • Munch on cookies & popcorn — Sip cider
  • Gardening demos — Gorgeous Fall Color — Harvest D├ęcor
Hopelink Kickoff
Honor the abundance of the harvest season by remembering those with less.
*Please bring in canned or other nonperishable food items for Hopelink.

Fall Color to Rival any April Day
Sky is ablaze with Fall Color. The Japanese maples have all begun to shift from more subdued summer shades to the riotous tones of autumn… bright pumpkin… deep burgundy… fiery red!

Beautiful Berries Beckon Birds
Colorful berries abound at Sky, and do their part to enliven the autumn landscape. From icy white snowberries to obsidian black chokeberries, beautyberries decked with amethyst jewels to pyracantha so coated in bright orange berries that you can hardly see the foliage underneath. Oh yeah, birds love 'em too.

Hail Kale!
As the weather cools, and many annuals are no longer viable in the garden, ornamental cabbages and kale come to the rescue! These large specimens can add much-needed color and structure to both beds and containers. White and cream, pink and purple, with deep or light green as a base. As the season cools, these colors will only intensify.

What's New at Sky
Dwarf Conifers — Our Best Selection of Camellias — Hardy Cyclamen…and more!

Future Fruit
Want an abundant harvest for years to come? Plant fruit trees now! Sky has over one hundred trees in stock for would-be orchardists…apples, figs, nectarines, olives, pears, plumscheck out the variety!

Groundcover Camellias…Say What?
Camellia 'Marge Miller' is the first groundcover Sasanqua Camellia. If staked, 'Marge Miller' makes a lovely weeping patio tree or evergreen shrub. This camellia also makes an effective groundcover for large areas or beneath trees, and is stunning cascading over a wall or embankment.

Junior Gardener October Freebie: 3.5" Pansy. Bring in the coupon from your newsletter to enjoy the brightly colored, cheerful face of a pansy. Not a member? It's easy to join. Just Call 206-546-4851 today!
Junior Gardener Seminar
Bring Back the Bats!

October 16, 11 A.M. – 12 P.M.
They fly in the dark and hang by their toes. Wanna learn more? Sky Nursery knows! Barb Ogaard from Bats Northwest returns to Sky Nursery to teach you the deep, dark secrets of these furry little flyers and… she'll have REAL LIVE BATS! Space is limited for this popular seminar, so come early for a seat. This Sky Nursery event is family-fun…and free, but donations may be given to Bats Northwest.

Fall Gardening Tip
  • Fall is the most important time of the year to ensure a robust, healthy lawn through the summer. To make sure next year's lawn is lush and gorgeous, fertilize around Labor Day and then again around Thanksgiving with a good slow-release organic lawn food such as Dr. Earth.
  • For a real treat, top dress with a thin (1/4") layer of Gardner & Bloome Soil Building Compost. Fall is also the very best time to reseed or to install new lawns. More Fall Lawn Care Tips.
There's something for Every Gardener at Sky Nursery!
Save Every Day at Sky
with our money-saving coupon.

Wednesdays are always Senior Discount Day!
Find us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter! We'll keep you up to date and answer your gardening questions!
Store Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 A.M. - 6 P.M., Sunday 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Happy Fall Gardening!
Sky Nursery, The Gardener's Garden Store
18528 Aurora Avenue North, Shoreline
Phone: (206) 546-4851
Email: sky@skynursery.com