Monday, October 17, 2011

Help design Echo Lake Park on Tuesday

From: Echo Lake Neighborhood Association

We have been waiting for years for Echo Lake Park to be redesigned and
upgraded - and finally it is our turn.

Please join us this Tuesday, October 18, 2011 from 7-9pm at Shoreline
City Hall in the City Council Chambers as we meet with Maureen
Colaizzi, Parks Project Coordinator, to let her know what we want from
our park.

More tables?
More benches?
A picnic shelter?
A level playing field?
Play equipment for children?

Maybe a rock wall you could sit on by the lake - or more shoreline?
Definitely a nicer restroom.

A water fountain for people and dogs?

Let your imagination go.

And in other news ...

Our wall mural at 1st NE and NE 205th is old and tired.  We have loved
it for years, but now it's time to let it go.
Is there someone who would like to be the coordinator to shepherd the
process of getting a replacement mural?  There will be a lot of help -
but we need someone from the neighborhood to be in charge.

Send us an email - tell us your background as a volunteer or professional.

Your ELNA Board

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunset pARTy! on Saturday, September 17, 2011

A message from: Friends of Sunset Park

Dear friends and neighbors -
Find your inner artist at the Sunset pARTy! on Saturday, September 17,
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sunset School property at 17800 10th
Ave. in Shoreline.

With the expert guidance of local artist Mona Fairbanks, Shoreline
neighbors of all ages will join together to create a beautiful
community art installation to spruce upour future Sunset Park.

Come by for lunch, catch up with your neighbors, and grab a paintbrush!

You can help select the art project for the day by visiting between August 26 to 31 to see the
proposed designs and share your comments.

Thanks for your interest and support.   We hope to see you on the 17th!

Friends of Sunset Park

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Low-tide Beach Walks in Shoreline for June & July 2011

The City of Shoreline's website says:

Explore and investigate the fascinating world of marine beaches at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park during low tides and observe seastars, crabs and others who live in Puget Sound. Join our beach naturalists for these fun, free and informative beach walks. Dress for the weather. Waterproof footwear is recommended.

Click here to see the details

Monday, April 25, 2011

Recycle Fest on April 30, 2011

From the City of Shoreline's website:

New Recycle Fest Event coming soon

Saturday, April 30
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Shoreline Park & Ride
18821 Aurora Ave N

In order to provide new opportunities for residents to recycle, the City is updating the annual Clean Sweep events with a new name and a new focus. At Recycle Fest, you will be able to recycle items that don’t normally go in your recycle bin. Bring the Styrofoam you have been saving, as well as the bicycle that your children out-grew many years ago. If you recently remodeled your home, you will be able to bring that old toilet, carpet and roofing material to recycle.
Recycle Fest will be free for all Shoreline residents. Proof of residency will be required. Note that only pick-up trucks or smaller vehicles will be allowed to enter. If you are hauling items on behalf of a neighbor or want to bring a trailer, call (206) 801-2455 for approval prior to the event. Garbage and yard waste will not be accepted. Check the event flyer coming in the mail for acceptable items.
Recycle Fest is sponsored in cooperation with the King County Solid Waste Division, the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County and the Washington State Department of Ecology. For more information, contact the Shoreline Customer Response Team at (206) 801-2700.

  • Home remodeling debris: carpet, porcelain and drywall
  • Scrap metal: lawn mowers, ovens, stoves, hot water heaters, washers, dryers and barbeques. (Remove all non-metal parts and drain all liquids. No refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners.)
  • Concrete, asphalt and rock 
  • Roofing shingles: asphalt and wood 
  • Small electronics: phones, computer mice, keyboards, printers, adapters, etc. (No TVs, computers or monitors.) 
  • Cardboard 
  • Plate glass 
  • Bicycles 
  • Motor oil, antifreeze and filters
  • Styrofoam blocks and packing peanuts 
Click here to see the City's webpage about this event

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Earth Day Every Day Event at Central Market

Earth Day Every Day Event
Saturday, April 16, 2011 Central Market

To coincide with worldwide Earth Day celebrations in April, the City of Shoreline and Shoreline Central Market co-host the popular Earth Day Every Day Event. Being an event that offers something new every year, 1,500+ participants come to learn about a variety of eco-living tips and to receive tools for the home and yard. Knowledgeable volunteers and staff are available during the event to answer questions about composting and other sustainable practices.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shoreline's 2011 Teacher of the Year: Becky Edy of Highland Terrace

'Becky Edy, fourth grade teacher at Highland Terrace Elementary, has been selected as the 2011 Shoreline School District Teacher of the Year.

"Becky is an extraordinary teacher who creates individualized learning experiences for all of her students in a highly personalized and caring environment," her nomination read in part. "She is adored by her students, valued by parents and admired by her colleagues. On top of it all, Becky is a lifelong learner; she is always looking for new and better ways to provide the best education possible for her students."

Click here for more

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Shorecrest High School's Astronomy Night 2011

This info is from the Shorecrest PTSA:

Astronomy Night on Tuesday, April 12th, at 7:00pm

Shorecrest High School's annual Astronomy Night is just around the corner! Enjoy a family evening complete with games, art projects, food and more. This entertaining and educational event appeals to everyone, from the budding astronomer to the inquisitive student. 

Join us on Tuesday, April 12th at 7pm in the Shorecrest Cafeteria. 

There will be a planetarium, cosmic bowling, a cake walk, star watching and you'll be able to take home your artistic creations! Astronomy Night is free, and it will happen rain or shine!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Shoreline Community College has a plan to cut nearly $3.1 million from the 2011-12 budget.

From the Shoreline Community College website:

At an all-campus meeting on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, Shoreline President Lee Lambert labeled the plan a “final draft plan” that includes some impacts to 36 positions. Of that number, 11 faculty members are identified for reduction-in-force proceedings along with two retirements and two contract non-renewals. Three administrators would be laid off, two positions are being downgraded, one vacant position eliminated, one reduced time and one shifted to non-state funds. For classified employees, there were no layoffs, but seven vacant positions are slated for elimination, four reduced time and one retirement.

Click here to see the full story at SCC's website

Monday, March 28, 2011

Free forum on families, teens & choices around drugs, alcohol and tobacco

Making Healthy Choices: A Free Community Dinner and Educational Event
Tuesday, March 29, 6:15 PM, Shoreline Center, Shoreline Room.

 This is forum focused on families, teens and choices around drugs, alcohol and tobacco

Eric Munson and Heidi's Promise
Panel of community and agency resource professionals
Students who make a difference in their communities 
Shoreline Center in the Shoreline Room
Tuesday March 29th 
6:15 - 8:00 PM
What to Expect:
Discussion of Community, Family and Teen Needs
Presentation with Eric Munson
Question and Answer session with community professionals
Who is invited:
Students, Parents, Teachers, Counselors, Administrators, School
Professionals, Community Members, Chemical Dependency
Professionals, Mental Health Professionals, Community
Resource Members
This is a free event!
Sponsored by Center for Human Services, Partners in
Prevention and Shoreline Schools.
For more information please contact: 

Shoreline School District Drug and Alcohol Specialists:
* Jennifer Yost, Shorecrest High School 

* Devin Rodger, Shorewood High School/Einstein Middle School 

* Jessica Pickert, Kellogg Middle School
Center for Human Services, Partners in Prevention:
* Danielle Bock

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Upcoming Health & Beauty Events at Shoreline Bartell

For Immediate Release:  March 16, 2011

Bartell Drugs' "Health & Beauty Event" in Shoreline celebrates healthy and beautiful living

SEATTLE--Bartell Drugs celebrates healthy and beautiful living during its "Health & Beauty Event" March 21-April 3 at select Bartell Drugs locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce
counties. Activities include in-store health clinics, mobile digital mammography screenings, free beauty "mini makeovers, hair styling tips, and a wide range of product samplings.

The "Health & Beauty Event" schedule for the Bartell's Shoreline store, located at 18420 Aurora Ave. N, Shoreline, includes:

*       March 27, 10 am to 3 pm. Health Clinic--free of charge or at discounted fees. Services include blood glucose testing, OneTouch(r) blood glucose meter exchange and meter education, bone density screening and tests for osteoporosis, blood pressure and cholesterol.

*       April 3, Noon to 3 pm:  Cosmetic Demonstrations-free of charge. Cosmetologists will give free personal "mini makeovers" that focus on the latest colors and products for Spring. Products include newest offerings from Revlon, L'Oreal and Maybelline.

*       March 27, Noon to 3 pm:   Hair styling tips by Conair(r)-free of charge. Representatives will spotlight the latest hair styling tools and tips.

Participating stores will also distribute coupons and samples, including products from Nordic Naturals, Banana Boat, Colgate and Bio True.

For more information on the spring "Health & Beauty Event," visit

Monday, March 14, 2011

New Point Wells Urban Center Hopes To Bring Neighbors On Board

Today, a state Senate committee in Olympia will consider a bill that would require counties to share more planning authority with neighboring cities. The bill was sparked by the Point Wells development, which has placed Snohomish County at odds with the people just over the county line.


The story from KUOW Radio:

Saturday, March 5, 2011

KUOW story about Point Wells

Point Wells Development Faces Challenge From Its Neighbors

Amy Radil
At a time of record foreclosures and stalled condo projects, one development is moving briskly forward. Developers at Point Wells on Puget Sound want to build high–rise condos along with retail and business. But neighbors oppose the project. They're fighting with Snohomish County over the project's viability. KUOW's Amy Radil reports.

Read or listen to the entire story here:

Saturday, January 15, 2011


---------- Forwarded message ----------

From: Richmond Beach Community Association <>



If you care about the potential impacts from Point Wells redevelopment on the quality of life in our neighborhood, THESE ARE MEETINGS AND HEARINGS WHERE YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Below is a list of public meetings that represent the initial steps toward real action on Point Wells redevelopment. That means you are invited to attend and give your comments to those who will decide at upcoming hearings and meeting.



Shoreline Planning Commission
Thursday, January 20, 2011
7:00 p.m.
Council Chambers at Shoreline City Hall
17500 Midvale Avenue North



The City of Shoreline has listened to the concerns about traffic and safety in our neighborhood and is taking action. They have proposed an amendment to the City's comprehensive plan for the Point Wells subarea which would limit traffic on Richmond Beach Drive. For details see:

The City is encouraging interested persons to provide oral and/or written comments at an open record public hearing.

If you agree that traffic on Richmond Beach Drive should be limited because it is a narrow, dead-end street with no sidewalks and is not appropriate for large volumes of traffic write a letter supporting the proposed change.

This may be your only opportunity to submit written comments, including comments on the environmental impacts of the proposal. Written comments must be received at the address listed below before 5:00 p.m. on January 19, 2011. Please mail, fax (206) 801-2788 or deliver comments to the City of Shoreline, Attn: Steven Szafran, AICP 17500 Midvale Avenue North, Shoreline, WA 98133 or email to

You can also make your comments in person at the public hearing.

This hearing will address one of the big issues with Point Wells:
How can the developer use such a narrow, local road as the only entrance to new development with an estimated 3,500 dwellings and 100,000 sq. ft. commercial space?
At this time the answer is: There is currently no restriction on the use of the road to Point Wells through the Richmond Beach corridor (the corridor includes the entire length of road connecting the gate at Point Wells to Aurora). While it is true Richmond Beach Road has four lanes in some sections, the last segment of the corridor before the entrance to Point Wells, Richmond Beach Drive, is a narrow, two-lane road. The City is looking at changing the classification of this street. In doing so they may also control the amount of traffic allowed into or out of Point Wells. This change has the potential to reduce the amount of traffic allowed on this street by half. Come see what the Shoreline Planning Commission has to say and tell them what you think about the City's proposal to reclassify Richmond Beach Drive from a "collector arterial" to a "neighborhood local" road.



Point Wells Developer's Neighborhood Meeting
Thursday, January 27, 2011
6:00 p.m.
Shoreline Center
18560 1st Avenue NE



The Developer has stated that at this meeting they will reveal what they intend to build. The upcoming Neighborhood Meeting by the developer is a formal requirement toward an application to build at Point Wells. This will be your first opportunity to see what they have in mind.

Seating begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium, with presentations by key members of the developer's project team starting at 6:30.

A moderator will facilitate a question and answer session to follow, with written questions submitted by the public at the event or in advance at The written comments will be summarized and included in the application submittal to Snohomish County. Currently, SnoCo holds sole authority to grant permission to the developer to build at Point Wells.

This meeting is part of the formal process to get a building permit. Just what will the owner propose for master site plan application to Snohomish County? Such an application is sought for permission to develop a property based on conceptual parameters of land use, density, and utilization of adjacent services, to name a few.

BSRE has stated that their presentations will include: preliminary conceptual layout and design; the proposed mix of land uses; proposed building heights and floor area ratio; and public open space and access considerations. Presentations will also include conceptual landscape and habitat restoration plans; planned remediation of the site; conceptual sustainability features; public use features and amenities planned; traffic analyses planning to date and proposed transit features.


3) Status Update

Growth Management Board
City of Shoreline, Town of Woodway and SRB Appeals
On-going process

* Hearing Merits of Petition
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Location TBD

* Final Decision and Order Deadline

April 25, Time and Location TBD

Note: There will be no public comment at this hearings


The merits of the Appeal to the Urban Center Designation by Shoreline, Woodway, and Save Richmond Beach are being considered by the Growth Management Hearings Board as we write. Basically, this effort represents probably one of the last straws of hope that we in Shoreline may control this project locally, by pointing out the many difficulties with SnoCo's decision to allow the scale of development associated with an Urban Center at Point Wells. If it gets down to this appeal, we can use all hands on deck at the hearings to help get the point across – POINT WELLS IS A CUL-DE-SAC, NOT A TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT (TOD). Feel free to Google the latter for a clear definition of what seems intended by SnoCo's Urban Center code.

Please come to these meetings and/or write to your local officials by the deadlines (see the City website for details), to make the difference only you can.

For more information:

The Developer BSRE
Save Richmond Beach:
City of Shoreline:


Resources for Information on Point Wells

RBCA Point Wells Web Page

Shoreline Planning Commission Web site for Point Wells

Save Richmond Beach

A community driven non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the Richmond Beach neighborhood through responsible and sustainable planning.



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