President’s message Page 2
School news Page 6
January Calendar of Community Events Page 12
Next General Meeting
When: Right: Crisp, clear weather helps the large crowd
Tues., January 10, 2012 onshore at Saltwater Park greet the Christmas Ship and
7:30 p.m. its parade of followers. Photo by Pam Barrett. For more
photos and a recap of events, see page 5.
Shorewood Robotics Club
1512 Northwest 195th
Winner of Gold Level Award for Newspaper Excellence from Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) JANUARY 2012
January Community Meeting: You’ll want to be there! Nomads of Seattle — Living in
Transitional Housing Development and Shorewood High Robotics
Club featured at January RBCA meeting
Tent City 3
By Marc Weinberg, courtesy of the Shoreline Area News. Photos by Marc Weinberg
By Tom Petersen and Marcia McLaughlin
The January public meeting of the
RBCA will be both serious and seriously
The other house was rented out for a
while; since 1993, however, it has been in
T o me, camping or
sleeping in a tent was
always about a fun and
fun! Representatives of Richmond Beach a transitional housing program through an adventurous experi-
Congregational Church and Hopelink the Church Council of Greater Seattle. ence; something to look
will make public their plan to convert Since that time, 14 families have lived in forward to for a week or
church property along 15th Avenue NW that house. weekend. And, of course,
to 24 units of transitional housing. Also, Over the last several years, as part of it was always during the
the Shorewood High School Robot- the RBCC’s long range planning process, summer months, never
ics Club will be on hand to show their they looked at the usage of the prop- in winter. But for those
creations and tell of their work and the erty. The congregation overwhelmingly in Tent City 3 it is a way
clubs achievements in competitions over wanted to continue to use the property of life, dealing with those
the past year. as a form of outreach but to increase that circumstances that are
The meeting is Tuesday, January 10, usage. The congregation chose Hopelink mostly unpredictable.
at 7:30 p.m. in the basement of the same as its partner because Hopelink is a well- What brings one hundred people
church, at the corner of 15th NW and established local agency and because together like this? Most of the time the
Richmond Beach Road. All are welcome. they provide supportive services to the answers I hear are loss of a job, financial
residents. RBCC will continue to own the problems, few friends, divorce or no
Transitional housing proposed property, giving Hopelink a long term family to call on for help, and many are
In October 2011, Richmond Beach lease (50–75 years) for use of the proper- reluctant to ask.
Congregational Church, United Church ty. Actual development of the properties I’ve been photographing and writing
of Christ, voted to partner with Hopelink will not be until about 2014. about Tent City 3 since December 2008
to develop 24 units of transitional hous- in an effort to shine a light on the need
ing on the site of two houses on the Robotics Club to show creations for more resources and support for this
northeast corner of the church’s prop- The Shorewood High Robotics Club growing segment of our population. I’ve
erty. These houses are directly north is under the direction of teacher Wesley also been scouring the garage and estate
of the church on 15th NW. While this Proudlove. Students with a mechani- sales on weekends asking for donations.
construction will not actually take place cal, technical, or inventive bent build For me it has become like a scavenger
for a couple more years, they want the robots and enter them in competitions, hunt, finding adult clothing (no chil-
community to know what they are doing in which the contraptions carry out dren in Tent City 3), shoes, boots, tents,
and to give them an opportunity to ask various feats and functions. The new tooth paste and brushes, bedding, tow-
questions. “season” will have just started, but the els, blankets and more.
Some history: One of these houses was team will bring last year’s robots for a In December of 2008 when I first
the parsonage; the other was purchased demonstration. visited Tent City 3 at Calvin Presbyte-
by the church in the late 1970s. The The RBCA will be inviting a different rian Church in Shoreline, my wife and I
parsonage has been primarily rented over school or youth group to each meeting Top: In early 2009, snow dusts the tents of decided we would not buy presents for
the last 50 years, except for a couple of this spring. You won’t want to miss any! Tent City 3. Below: The entrance for guests
brief times when the pastor lived there. See you there! and residents. Continued on page 5 >
2012 Holiday Tree Recycling Event
Please deliver without delay
Time Sensitive Material —
City of Shoreline Press Release
4 feet, and place it next to your yard
Saturday & Sunday, January 7 & 8 Sunday noon to 3:00 p.m. Please do not debris container at the curb for collec-
Sat. 9 a.m.– 3 p.m., Sun. noon–3 p.m. bring flocked, artificial or garden trees, tion at no cost. No flocked, tinseled or
Tree recycling is free branches, wreaths, or swags. artificial trees are accepted; and trees
Meridian Park School parking lot, This is the only holiday tree recycling without a yard debris cart next to it
17077 Meridian Ave N event in the City. Youth groups offering will not be collected.
tree pickup service as a fundraiser often • Recycle your tree at the Shoreline Re-
The City of Shoreline will host a bring the trees to the Shoreline event. cycling and Transfer Station at 2300
Holiday Tree Recycling Event on Saturday Trees will be recycled into wood chips, N. 165th St. Please call (206) 296-
Richmond Beach Community News
and Sunday, January 7 and 8, to help but they will not be chipped on-site at 4466 for information on rates.
Shoreline residents recycle their holiday the event. • If you have a flocked, tinseled or an
trees. To support financial stewardship, If there is snow or ice on the road that artificial tree, and you have Clean-
the event will be shorter on Sunday this weekend, call (206) 801-2450 on the day Scapes curbside garbage collection,
Visit Richmond Beach at:
year, as the City transitions to a one-day, of the event to find out if it is cancelled. If cut it to fit inside your garbage cart
Shoreline, WA 98160
Saturday-only event next year. the event is cancelled or you cannot make for free collection. If the tree is taller
After removing all hooks, ornaments, it to the event, other options for disposal than 4 feet, cut it in half and put it
tinsel and tree stands, bring your tree of holiday trees in Shoreline include: next to your garbage cart for a collec-
and proof of Shoreline residence to the • Recycle your tree in your CleanScapes tion cost of $3.75.
Meridian Park Elementary School parking curbside yard debris cart, if you have For more information about the
lot, located at 17077 Meridian Ave N. CleanScapes yard debris collection. Christmas Tree Recycling Event, call
on Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Cut your tree in half if it is taller than (206) 801-2700.
2 January 2012 • Richmond Beach Community News
President’s message, January 2012 l l Where we have been, and how we can continue what we are doing
By Ed Adams, President of the RBCA
A fter the last
few months of
my rambling letters
“reporting that the community should
be proud of the men who patrolled
the beach to enforce the 11:00 p.m.
with the numerous events.
The calendar is full of events through-
out most of the year and each one takes
and articles, I figure curfew. The rowdy element has left.” a certain number of volunteers to make
that it is about time • In 1960, “it was discussed regarding it happen. Some of the events are rather
I write something incorporation of the area.” involved, such as the Halloween Carnival The Richmond Beach Community News is
published monthly September through June
that actually per- • In 1971 “a committee was formed to and the 150 or so volunteers, and some
by the Richmond Beach Community Asso-
tains to the RBCA. support the Light Levy to retire unpaid are not as daunting and only need a few ciation. It is financed by advertising revenues
So, this month I will electric bills.” bodies, such as the Night Out Against and RBCA membership dues. A small, volun-
talk about the organization and the sup- • In 1972 “Marge Unruh [yes, that Marge Crime BBQ and the three to five people teer staff creates, publishes, and distributes it.
port that is needed to keep it going. There Unruh who has the award named in necessary there. Each event could still Editor, Marge Mueller
will be a little history and some explana- her honor] announced the June meet- happen with fewer volunteers, but they Contributing Writers
tions, but not much more than that. ing will be a community wiener roast.” wouldn’t be as successful nor nearly as Anina Coder Sill, Chris Riveland, Tracy Tall-
man, Dr. Art Kruckeberg
As some of you know, the Richmond • 1979 saw the “first Richmond Beach much fun. The Board does a lot of the
Beach Community Association has been Community Club sponsorship of the “heavy lifting” on the events but the ef- 2010-2011 RICHMOND BEACH COMMUNITY
around in some form or another for more Strawberry Festival”; it is 32 years later forts of the community are what put the ASSOCIATION BOARD
Contact all Board Members
than 100 years. The original paperwork and the event is getting bigger and cherry on top of each event. Board@RichmondBeachWA.org
filed with the state dates back to 1908, and better every year. Every month I could write an article President, Ed Adams
there has been something in place ever The 80’s didn’t appear to be a good asking for volunteers, but most of the President@RichmondBeachWA.org
since. The name has been changed a few time to take notes and pass them along; articles in the paper that talk about the Vice-President, Tom Petersen
times and has included everything from I haven’t seen much from then. The late upcoming event already handle that. Each VicePresident@RichmondBeachWA.org
the Richmond Beach Community Club to 90’s saw the conversation turn towards event has a lead person and each person Secretary, Bill Willard
the Richmond Beach Community Council the bluff trail and the future annexation takes a lot of pride in getting the people in
Treasurer, Christie Wishaar
to the Richmond Beach Community Asso- of Point Wells. place for the events. Each event leader re- Treasurer@RichmondBeachWA.org
ciation. Even with the name changes, the The turn of the century and first lies heavily on their friends and families to Information Officer, Sheri Ashleman
general purpose has remained the same decade started off smoothly and then pitch in but each could use some outside InfoOfficer@RichmondBeachWA.org
throughout the years: “to promote and Point Wells came back to life and has people. It helps to have outside help to Board Member, Tom Berquist
enhance the community.” monopolized the meetings and organiza- give fresh ideas and new looks to the same BoardMember1@RichmondBeachWA.org
The meeting minutes that I have seen tion’s time. The Board has continued to event each year. Board Member, Jack Malek
from the past talk about all kinds of things. keep an eye on Point Wells, but has been
Continued on page 3 >
Board Member, Jerry Patterson
• Like in 1952, with member Joe Lutey able to maintain a sense of community
Board Member, Sherry Edwards
To The Point l l January Point Wells update
Subcommittees: Point Wells
Jack Malek, Bill Willard
Developer appeals judge’s November 23 ruling Non-Board Positions
By Point Wells Subcommittee Membership, Scott Keeny
On November 23, 2011, Judge Dean a “victory” celebration at the Innis quality of life for all Shoreline citizens. Events Coordinator, Sheri Ashleman
Lum ruled in King County Superior Arden Clubhouse, and SRB Board Most importantly, even though the Events@RichmondBeachWA.org
Court that Blue Square Real Estate’s members will provide the community final chapter of the Point Wells saga may Webmaster, Andie Piteo
urban center application is not vested and an update about what they can expect be years away, community members and Webmaster@RichmondBeachWA.org
ordered Snohomish County to suspend next. organized groups need to keep up with Richmond Beach Community News
Editor, Marge Mueller
processing the development application In addition to these formally sched- new chapters, ever vigilant of the twists Editor@RichmondBeachWA.org, (206) 533-0955
as an urban center. uled meetings, community members and turns that pop up. RBCA is commit- Billing, Ted Mueller
BSRE responded quickly with a press have continued to hold informal discus- ted to doing its part in reporting current Billing@RichmondBeachWA.org, (206) 533-
release stating, “The developer of the sions about alternative uses of the Point happenings. 0955
mixed-use community at Point Wells will Wells property that could enrich the Advertising Manager, Tony Flock (206)
immediately appeal today’s ruling…” and AdManager@RichmondBeachWA.org
they did. Circulation, John Durgin, John Thielke
BSRE Point Wells, LP and Snohomish Circulation@RichmondBeachWA.org, (206)
County have formally appealed, seeking Measuring up Point Wells 542-3641
review by Division I of the Washington By Marge Mueller, Editor ADVERTISING
State Court of Appeals. Then what hap- Richmond Beach Community News wel-
pens? In the November 30, 2011, edition The Wednesday, December 7, 2011 issue of the Seattle Times reported on Stadium comes advertising support.
of Patch, The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Place, a new residence tower to be built a block north of Seahawks Stadium. The struc- Ad rates
Newsletter editors commented, “No mat- ture is especially noteworthy because of its height, scale and bulk. A panel is taking un- The monthly ad rate is $15 per column
inch with a one-column–inch minimum.
ter the ruling in the appellate court, no der consideration whether such a large building is compatible with that neighborhood. Discounts are given for ads running a full
one expects the fight to be over.” Patch Comparison of the Stadium Place tower in the SoDo district to the proposed Point year. For more information or to place an ad
editors went on to say that Judge Lum Wells development can help one grasp the impact the Point Wells project would have, contact AdManager@RichmondBeachWa.org.
said that the case could go all of the way if it were to be built. Ad deadline
Advertising must be received by the 15th of
to the State Supreme Court. the month prior to publication.
Even though no appeal date has been Stadium Place POint WellS
set yet, typically the timeline for a ruling SUBMISSIONS
Scope: 3 towers of 10, 20, and 25 stories Scope: 3 separate towers of up to18 stories, This newspaper welcomes reader input in
at the appellate level could be as far out the way of articles, letters to the editor, and
as 12–18 months from now. Plus, you attached to a 4-story central core or “podium” on a 61-acre waterfront site edged by small “Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!”. Submissions
on a 4-acre site (full city block) in a major city residential communities must be relevant to our community, must
can add another 12–18 months to the
be copyright free, and must be submitted by
timeline if the case is then appealed to apts. & condos: 764 total (514 apts, 250 apts. & condos: 3,500 condos and apart- the 15th of the month prior to publication.
the State Supreme Court. condos) ments total (458% greater than Stadium Either electronic or non-electronic submis-
It is important to report that, even Place) sions are accepted. Photo prints will be
though the legal battle may potentially
Residency: Approx. 1,500 residents Residency: Approx. 6,100-7,100 residents For verification purposes only, submis-
stay tied up in the court system for sev- sions must include name, address, email
(473% greater than Stadium Place)
eral years, interest and energy invested in address and phone number. Items are
Retail/Offices: 16,000 sq. ft of retail Retail/Offices: 100,000 sq. ft. of retail and published as space allows at the discretion
this controversial project will continue
of the Editor and Information Officer. We
unabated on other fronts. For instance: office space (625% greater than Stadium reserve the right to edit letters and articles
• On December 12, 2011, the City of Place) for length.
This newspaper does not provide a fo-
Shoreline held a public hearing on a Parking: 369 parking stalls; additional Parking: Underground parking of approx. rum for personal opinions regarding social,
proposed revision of the Transporta- parking in nearby commercial lots or on 2,000 stalls (less than for 1 car per home). religious or political issues.
tion Master Plan. As this Plan relates city streets Any other parking will be along Richmond Send submissions to:
to Point Wells, it will determine the Editor@RichmondBeachWa.org or
Beach Drive or on residential side streets. Richmond Beach Community News
amount of traffic (and subsequent 1440 NW Richmond Beach Rd, #202
transportation: City streets, freeway, transportation: One 2-lane blacktop road
back-ups) that the City concludes is Shoreline, WA 98177
light rail, commuter rail, busses, (streetcar with no sidewalks (Richmond Beach Drive)
an acceptable level.
proposed) emptying into other 2- and 4-lane roads for
• On January 8, 2012, from 4:00 to 6:00
cars and busses
p.m., Save Richmond Beach will hold
Richmond Beach Community News • January 2012 3
Blood Drive Calendar for 2012: Win
President’s Message l l Fueling the RBCA
< Continued from page 2
by Tom Petersen
I could also ask each month for your businesses in the area who have given
financial support. The organization runs their support with little to no expense The Richmond Beach neighborhood
strictly on donations or contributions. to the organization. The uses of facili- blood drives far exceeded the goal of reg-
The funds come from your memberships, ties, the involvement in the community istering at least two new donors per event
your charitable contributions, the city events, the financial support all help in 2011. Half again as many gave blood ���
and the funding programs it offers, the cover the operating costs of the Associa- for the first time last year. These generous ��� �������������
arts council and some from the events tion. Without their support, we would be souls combined with scores of neighbors ���
themselves. Most of the events break even in serious discussions about what events to contribute nearly 20 gallons, saving ��� ���������
if they do that well at all. can and can’t survive budget shortcom- lives around Puget Sound and in disaster ��� ���������������
The Association has been fortunate ings. In the tough economic times that areas elsewhere in the U.S. ���
to have great relationships with many we are all facing, the RBCA has continued For 2012, the goal is to have those ��
with traditions (Strawberry Festival and beginning donors become regular donors.
Halloween Carnival), and even added The local campaign will be for every-
Arson Fires in Shoreline
some new ones (Turkey Day Fun Run and one to donate as many times as it takes �
4-Corners Brewfest) and have been able to to “Win a Pin”—one of the lapel pins
Shoreline Fire Department Press Release
do it without running the bank account given at each gallon (8 pint) threshold.
Hair Salon Fire into the ground. That doesn’t mean that A person who donated twice last year
Shoreline Firefighters quickly extin- we don’t need your financial help, it just could reach a gallon if s/he makes it to all
guished a maliciously-set fire Sunday proves that the fiscal responsibility of the the Richmond Beach drives or otherwise
night, December 18th in a small hair sa- Board has been in good hands through gives six times in 2012. ommended, either via the web at www.
lon in the area of 165th and 5th Ave. NE. the years. The Season of Giving brought out 26 psbc. org or by calling 800-398-7888. The
The fire was reported at approximately I know that in the first paragraph I said donors, including one first-timer, to the drives will end at 3:00 p. m.
11:00 p.m. The salon was closed at the I wouldn’t ramble, but I guess I did so any- December 17th event. More would have
time of the fire. Fire crews arrived to find way. Oh well, that’s just my style I guess. been given, but the bloodmobile was 2012 Dates
a small fire, and extinguished it within Long and short of it—support your Associa- short-staffed. The PSBC Mobile Unit will be in front
minutes. Investigators from Shoreline tion, physically and financially, attend the of the Fire Safety Center at the corner of
Fire and the King County Fire Investiga- events and help out where you can--there is New Time Richmond Beach Road and 20th Ave NW
tion Unit determined the cause to be really something for everyone. By popular request, Richmond Beach on the following Saturdays:
arson, and have placed Arson Alarm signs Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in blood drives will start an hour earlier in
on the occupancy regarding the incident. the neighborhood. 2012, at 9:00 a. m. Reservations are rec- • March 10
No one was injured, and the scene was • May 12 (Strawberry Festival Day)
cleared a few minutes before midnight. • July 7
• September 8
Shorecrest High School fire • November 3
Shoreline Fire, Shoreline Police, and Thumbs down! • December 29
the King County Fire Investigation Unit
are looking into an intentionally-set fire THUMBS UP! Each year, during the holiday season, Richmond Beach resident
that charred an exterior door at Shorec- Chris Riveland honors RBCA with a generous donation. These donations help
rest High School overnight. support the many events and activities RBCA sponsors throughout the year.
School officials reported finding burn You might recognize Riveland’s name from the monthly column she authors
marks and charring on a portable class- in the Richmond Beach Community News entitled “Food for Thought.” For
room door just after students and staff many years, Riveland also baked homemade cookies for the Tree Lighting event
arrived for classes on Monday, December in Richmond Beach. RBCA wishes to thank Riveland for sharing her many gifts
19th. The set-fire apparently went out on and talents with our community and recognize her for contributing to the bet-
its own, limiting the damage. terment of life for all of us who live here.
At this time, there is no known con- — The Richmond Beach Community Association
nection between the Shorecrest High
School incident and an intentionally-set THUMBS UP! To all the selfless people who donate blood at the blood drives.
fire that occurred Sunday evening at NE My husband recently was diagnosed with an illness that requires regular blood
165th and 5th Avenue Northeast. transfusions. In the last two months he has received six units and, unfortunate-
Anyone with information about either ly, this might be an ongoing procedure. We are fortunate enough to have good
incident is encouraged to call Arson medical insurance. However, the generous donors of Richmond Beach are giving
Alarm at 1-800-55-ARSON. A reward is what insurance cannot: life! There is nothing more precious. We thank you. A collection of blood donor pins from past
being offered for information leading to —Name withheld by request years shows dedication to giving.
an arrest and/or conviction.
Your RBCA membership helps keep Richmond Beach great
Dedicated to community building, the businesses or organizations that get in- Where else can you get so much fun and and beautification projects.
Richmond Beach Community Association, volved and make Richmond Beach a great do so much good for only $15 a year? The Please join the Association by filling
along with your neighbors who volunteer place to live. The Association acknowledges RBCA is entirely volunteer run. None of out the membership form below. Include
to help out with activities and events, is re- their contribution by presenting them the membership money goes for salaries— your dues and mail it to the RBCA, Attn.
sponsible for helping to make this the com- with the Marge Unruh Community Service 100% goes back into the community to sup- Scott Keeny, P.O. Box 60186, Shoreline, WA
munity that you enjoy. Your membership Award. port activities and community information 98160-0186.
in the RBCA is needed to keep all the great
community activities happening through-
out the year. Join now and support the Richmond Beach community. There are many opportunities to be involved; you and your
• Strawberry Festival family will enjoy the fun and satisfaction of working with others to make our community a better place to live.
• Community Garage Sale
• Park Clean Up
• Beach Blossom Garden Tour Richmond Beach Community Association MEMBERSHIP FORM
• Night Out Against Crime
• Sandcastle Contest Dues are $15 per person, per year
• 4-Corners BrewFest Please make checks payable, and return this form to: Richmond Beach Community Association, Attn. Scott Keeny,
• Halloween Carnival P.O. Box 60186, Shoreline, WA 98160-0186
• Turkey Day Fun Run
• December holiday events including First name(s): Last name(s): Street:
the Holiday Craft Party, Tree Lighting,
Caroling, and Christmas Ship Celebra-
tion (complete with choirs, cookies, and City, State, Zip:
a large bonfire)
• The Youth Jam was established by the
RBCA and is now a Shoreline-wide event Phone, e-mail:
In addition, the RBCA keeps the com-
munity appraised of events, issues affect-
Please add my name to the mailing list because I currently do not receive the Richmond Beach Community News in the mail
ing Richmond Beach, and candidates for
election through its newspaper, website, and Please send me e-mails regarding upcoming community events and meetings
monthly public meetings. Please add me to your list of volunteers for community events and other help, as needed
Also, each year, the RBCA selects persons,
4 January 2012 • Richmond Beach Community News
Turkey Day Fun Run delivers great fun and Hopelink food!
By Sheri Ashleman
There was a nip in the air Thanksgiv- Dong Lee & Joe Whitworth/Lee’s Martial Evan Voltsis/Spiro’s Pizza and Pasta so great and resources are scarce. At the
ing morning as walkers and runners Arts Academy Rachel Alexander/State Farm Insurance time the donations were delivered, their
gathered on the bluff of Saltwater Park to Jack Malek, Realtor Jim Swanson/Swannie’s on the Alley cupboards were bare.
participate in the fifth annual Richmond Marisa E. DeLisle, DS, PS/Northwest Fam- Whidbey Island Bank There is one size large event T-shirt
Beach Turkey Day Fun Run. Participants ily Chiropractic & Massage Don Wilson Photography available for purchase for $20. Please
enjoyed an invigorating turkey trot with Richmond Pediatrics contact Sheri Ashleman at 542-9147 or
friends, family and neighbors before Dr. Paul A. Mack/Shoreline Chiropractic Thanks for Hopelink donations Events@RichmondBeachWA.org if you are
parting ways to indulge in their personal Shoreline Firefighters, Local 1760 A food/fund/gift drive for Hopelink interested.
Thanksgiving celebrations. It was great to Drs. Simons & Lowe/Simons/Lowe Ortho- was held at the event. Participants gener- To view more photos from the 2011
see all the hillbilly hicks in costume! dontics ously donated 180 pounds of food at a Turkey Day Fun Run in Richmond Beach,
Eric D. Kitts, D.D.S./Soundview Family value of $268, $85 in cash. Hopelink was visit the RBCA website at www.Richmond-
Thanks to volunteers Dental extremely grateful for the donations, BeachWA.org.
RBCA would like to thank the wonder- Harley O’Neil/Spin Alley especially at a time when the need is
ful volunteers who contributed to the
success of this event:
Organizers Don Wilson and Sheri Ashle-
Scott Piteo of Achtung Graphics who did
the design work for the T-shirts and
Andie Piteo of Achtung Graphics who
managed the website for the event
Spin Alley for collecting registration/
T-shirt order forms
Nancy Gustafson for procuring gifts for
the prize drawing
Chet James and Judy Albrecht, owners of
Super Jock N Jill and Richmond Beach Many of the entrants got in the spirit and showed up
residents, for the generous gift certifi- costumed as hillbilly hicks. Photos by Don Wilson
cates for the prize drawing
Shorewood High School SERVE Club
members Alex Ashleman, Annie Basa-
mania, Phoebe Crampton-Haywood,
Katie Gibbs, Brianna Huntamer, Denis
Kalamar and Roya Karami and their
advisor, Tammy Ceesay, for distribut-
ing door hangers and volunteering at
Set up/worker/take down crew: Ed Ad-
ams, Sheri Ashleman, Scott Beasley,
Dave Brengelmann, Dave Davis,
Nancy Gustafson, Fang Kongjan, Jack
Malek, Jerry Patterson,Tom Petersen,
Bill Willard, Don Wilson and Christie
Linda Jo Pym for use of her driveway and
power for the sound system
Lee’s Martial Arts Academy for cheering
on participants at the finish line
Simons/Lowe Orthodontics for providing
bottled water for participants
Thanks to businesses
Please thank and support the follow-
ing businesses for sponsoring the Turkey
Day Fun Run:
Scott & Andie Piteo/Achtung Graphics
Eric A. Carlson, D.D.S.
Full Moon Thai Cuisine
Drs. Fong & Bennett/Highlands West
John Rousey/Interstate Insurance Agency
Matthew Fairfax/James Alan Salon
Richard T. Jones, D.D.S./Jones Orthodontics
Local families get a leg up on Thanksgiving
By Dong Lee
Sixty-one families in Shoreline and Edmonds received The Shoreline Lee’s Martial Arts owners, Dong Lee hopes to surpass this year in order to help even more
Thanksgiving dinners because of thousands of kicks and Joe Whitworth, admit, “It seemed a little strange at families enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. If you want to be
made by the students at Lee’s Martial Arts in Rich- first to associate a martial arts gym to Thanksgiving din- involved, stop by the academy or contact Dong Lee or
mond Beach. For the fourth straight year, Tae Kwon Do ner, but the idea stuck with us. We expect courtesy and Joe Whitworth at (206) 542-7778.
students, ages 3 to 50, raised pledges for each kick they compassion from our students and encourage all to be
could physically muster. This year’s Kick-a-Thon raised involved in community service. Helping families who
more than $5,000. may go without this meal was a cause that everyone was
The students’ incredible determination to help those passionate to support.” Over 200 friends, family mem-
in need, along with the help of friends and family bers, and students volunteered to give these families a
members, provided for more dinners than they imag- leg up.
ined possible. The goal was to provide 50 families with The families that received dinner baskets were rec-
full Thanksgiving dinners. Eleven additional families ommended by members of area schools and churches
were surprised with a delivery of a Thanksgiving basket throughout Shoreline and Edmonds. The community
filled with turkey, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, gravy, supported this cause in every way possible and Sam’s
cranberry sauce, rolls, beverages, pie, cooking pan, and a Club helped by storing the perishable food items until
$10–20 grocery store gift certificate. the deliveries could be made. Next year, the school Students and volunteers assemble dinner baskets
Richmond Beach Community News • January 2012 5
Tent City 3
< Continued from page 1
By Sheri Ashleman
each other that holiday.
Instead we asked for a list Richmond Beach residents kicked off the holiday season with several commu-
from Tent City of what nity events sponsored by the Richmond Beach Community Association. Starting
they needed. We went to with the Holiday Craft Party at the Richmond Beach Library on Saturday, Decem-
Costco and Deseret Indus- ber 3, children created festive holiday decorations. A record number of partici-
tries and purchased things pants turned out for this fun activity. Our thanks to Jan and Julia Manfredini for
for them. Shortly after organizing the beautiful crafts!
New Years we had several Later that evening, neighbors gathered together in the Spin Alley parking lot
snow events and it drove for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Santa arrived by fire truck with lights
me crazy to think of them flashing and a jolly ho-ho-ho booming over the intercom. After Santa led the
living like that. At night crowd in a countdown from ten to one, the lights on the community holiday
when I went to sleep and tree popped on and remained illuminated through the holiday season. Children
noticed my feet were cold, had an opportunity to visit Santa, guests delighted in music provided by Dave
I could not imagine how and Lynn Cheeney, and warm beverages and holiday cookies were enjoyed by all.
they must have felt. In 2009 a winter snow blanketed the tents and other posses- Thanks to our musicians, Shoreline Fire Department and Spin Alley!
And so today, three sions of Tent City 3 Afterwards, many ventured over to the Richmond Beach Rehab for caroling.
years later, I often ques- To see the joy on the residents’ faces brings such pleasure to the many adults and
tion why I am still doing things for ized I wanted to do more, to share with children who participate in this heart-warming activity. Our gratitude to song
them with such a degree of interest. others the community where we all live. leader Lisa Van Horne (Director of the Alleluia Choir at First Lutheran Church of
And each time the answer is the same… My photos, like myself, may be Richmond Beach).
because I cannot forget that they are imperfect. They may never hang on an Many people worked behind the scenes to make these events happen: RBCA
there. I can’t imagine ninety or sixty important wall, but they are important board members Ed Adams, Tom Petersen, Jack Malek, Bill Willard, Sherry Edwards,
days camping at one church and then a nonetheless. They are a record in time and Sheri Ashleman; Dennis Molvik and Steve Anderson.
moving somewhere else. And to those when I saw you for just a second and
Christmas Ship Celebration
who say ‘why don’t they get a job and realized you were there. Thank you for
get out,’ the answer should be more sharing your life with me.
clear than ever. It’s on the evening news Sincerely, Marc
By Sheri Ashleman
In March 2009 when I began mak- Consider what you might do for our On the calm, peaceful evening of December 13, hundreds of people poured
ing their photo album for them I wrote “Nomads of Seattle”. onto the beach at Saltwater Park to attend the annual Christmas Ship Celebration.
a preface to that book (which they Financial help by check to: Greater The magical evening, enhanced by local youth choirs, blazing bonfires and com-
maintain in their camp) which reads as Seattle Cares PO Box 77815 Seattle WA plimentary cookies, enticed residents to venture out of their warm homes. The
follows: 98177-0815. Or by PayPal. Material Richmond Beach celebration is one of the largest gatherings of this type in the
Dear Tent City 3, goods donations go to Greater Seattle Seattle area and a favorite of Argosy Cruises which deems it “the most community
This is Our Album, yours and mine, Cares. For a list of the things they need, oriented.” The Argosy owners even attended our celebrated event this year.
and it will grow as we all will. These go to greaterseattlecares.org/newitems. After outstanding performances by the Syre and Einstein choirs under the di-
pages represent only the times we’ve html. They deliver directly to the camp rection of Janet Allison, The Everett Chorale sang a 20-minute performance from
spent together and not when we’ve been at Prince of Peace Church, 14514 20th the Christmas Ship broadcast via a state-of-the-art speaker system. Word has it the
alone and apart. My effort is to remind Ave NE, Shoreline WA 98155. music could be heard from the far corners of Richmond Beach!
myself and us that our lives may be Camp needs during these cold Sponsored jointly by the City of Shoreline and Richmond Beach Community
separate, but our needs are the same. months: blankets, tarps, warm clothes Association, this event has become a tradition in the Shoreline community.
I respect your right to privacy in your (especially socks and shoes), toiletries,
home and thank you for inviting me in. non-perishable foods that especially
When I began this project, I had no those that can be heated in the micro-
idea what it would mean to come into wave.
your life or you into mine. From my brief If you can provide hot meals contact
visits to your door over this winter with Liz Fenn at 425-698-5581 or check the
gifts of mine and my neighbors, I real- Greater Seattle Cares calendar online.
My Favorite Things,
Richmond Beach Version
Jolly fat Santa and warm woolen mittens
Hot cups of cocoa and noses frostbitten
Children’s bright ornaments tied up with string
These are a few of my favorite things.
Choirs and cookies and boats draped with lights
A tall lighted fir tree that brightens the nights
Neighbors who gather to laugh and to sing
These are a few of my favorite things.
Photo of choir, above, and child with cookies, at right, by
Pam Barrett. Other photos by Bob Pfeiffer
6 January 2012 • Richmond Beach Community News
Local students selected for All-State Shoreline teachers earn National Board
Music Honor Groups Certifications
Shoreline Schools Press Release Shoreline School District press release
Shoreline School Ten Shoreline School District teachers A national panel of peers then assesses
District student musi- have received their certifications from the the portfolio. Teachers also take a six-part
cians were recently National Board for Professional Teaching examination in their content area.
selected through audi- Standards. The Shoreline School District sup-
tions to All-State music The teachers and schools are: ports the National Board Certification
honor groups. They Jennifer Altena, Syre program by paying half of the registration
will perform during the Andrew Bagley, Shorewood fee. Those who complete the program
Washington State Music Cristi Camp, Einstein receive a yearly salary bonus approved
Educators Association Mikael Christensen, Shorewood by the Legislature. Teachers attaining
(WMEA) convention in Alisan Giesy, Shorewood certification provide 25 hours of service
Yakima in February. Roberta Ruark, Shorecrest either teaching professional development
Shorecrest High Brynne Saskor, Shorecrest classes, supporting or mentoring col-
School: All-State Con- Marybeth Scherf, Lake Forest Park leagues, or working on projects.
cert Band: Christopher Clark Youmans, Shorewood Created in 1987, the National Board
Hughes, clarinet, Ben Cheryl Zahajiko, Lake Forest Park for Professional Teaching Standards is an
Keehn, percussion, Liz With this latest announcement, Shore- independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit
Zweizig, trombone, line now has a total of 66 board-certified organization devoted to advancing the
Molly Kercheval, eupho- teachers currently working in the District. quality of teaching and learning. For
nium. All-State Wind Numbers released by the National Board more information, visit the NBPTS Web-
Ensemble: David Miller, for Professional Teaching Standards site at www.nbpts.org.
percussion. All-State show that Washington has the
Symphony Orchestra: second-most new NBCTs (945),
Amylia Glaskova, viola, behind only North Carolina,
Jeff Lee, Violin, Youch- and is fourth overall in the
an Kim, viola, Johann total number of NBCTs (6,242).
Gascoigne, string bass. This achievement brings the to-
All-State Chamber Or- tal number of teachers certified
chestra: Maeve McIver- nationwide to nearly 100,000.
Sheridan, violin. The national certification
Shorewood High process takes a minimum of
School: All-State Band: 18 months. Teachers must
Nikka Dellosa, French demonstrate in their four-part
horn, Evan Strandberg, portfolio a deep understand-
trombone. All-State ing and application of the From left, Shorewood teachers Mikael Christensen, Clark
Orchestra: Jeffrey Li, Einstein (top) and Shorewood (below) music students who were national standards that are in Youmans, Alisan Giesy and Andrew Bagley have earned
Frank Liu and Francesca chosen for All-State music honor groups place for their field of teaching. their National Board Certification.
O’Malley, violin, Jason
Pegis, cello, Emily Perry, string bass, and Jacob Ziontz, viola. All-State Choir: Cassie
Willock, soprano, Amy Lind, alto.
Einstein Middle School: Junior All-State Band: Brian Farthing, percussion, Tim
Shoreline band director named to Music
Goei, trumpet, Stephan Huchala, trumpet, Lauren Smith, clarinet, Spencer Westmore- Educators Hall of Fame
land, trombone. Junior All-State Orchestra: Areeya Tipyasothi, violin. Shoreline School District Press Release
Dan Wing, orchestra director at Shorewood High School and Einstein Middle
School, is president-elect of WMEA and will become president in June 2012. Frank Halferty, band director and mu- Currently Halferty has more than 200
sic department head at Einstein Middle compositions and arrangements in print,
School in Shoreline, has been elected to most recently the Folk Song Trilogy per-
Former Shorewood soccer star honored the Washington Music Educators Associa-
tion (WMEA) Hall of Fame. The Washing-
formed by the Shoreline School District
Honor Choir in its recent concert with
George John is a soccer player who • 2003, 2004 and 2005 chosen by his ton Music Educators Association is the the Cascade Youth Symphony at Ben-
currently plays for FC Dallas in Major team as the Shorewood Soccer Teams’ largest arts organization in the state, and aroya Hall.
League Soccer.He was an excellent athlete MVP represents more than 2,000 music teach- Halferty has 36 years of experience
for Shorewood, active in ASB and an • 2003, 2004 and 2005 he was selected ers in the state. teaching instrumental music at all levels,
excellent student: for 1st Team ALL WESCO In 1996, WMEA established the Wash- and has held numerous positions as
• Four Year Letter in Soccer, 2002- 2005 • 2004 and 2005 chosen to be the Shore- ington Music Educators Hall of Fame, to director of choirs and community groups.
wood Team Captain honor outstanding music teachers who He is the recipient of 14 ASCAP awards,
• 2004 Gatorade Washington Boys Soc- have shown a long-time contribution to Outstanding Educator Awards in both
cer Player of the Year music in the state. Criteria include excel- the Shoreline and Lake Washington
• 2004 National Soccer Coaches Associa- lence in teaching, a significant contribu- School Districts, and the Outstanding
tion of America (NSCAA)/Adidas High tion to music beyond the classroom, and Music Educator Award from the Sno-King
School State Player of the Year and work done in a number of ways at the Music Educators Association. Halferty
selected for the Adidas High School All state and regional level. Hall of Fame has also served as a board member of the
American Team nominees must also have brought about Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council.
John played college soccer at the substantial improvements in the edu- He maintains a busy schedule compos-
University of Washington, leading the cational process, and have contributed ing, fulfilling music administration and
Huskies to back-to-back trips to the significantly to the betterment of the teaching duties, guest conducting, and
second round of the NCAA Tournament profession through exemplary service. adjudicating music festivals.
in 2006 and 2007. Among other honors Halferty, himself a graduate of Shore-
he received, he was a three-time NSCAA/ line High School, joins Einstein and
Adidas All-Far West Region selection, a Shorewood orchestral music director and
two-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection, WMEA president-elect Dan Wing in the
an All-Pac-10 second-team honoree in Hall. John Law, Neil Lieurance, and Ken
2006 and a two-time first-team NSCAA Noreen, retired Shoreline School Dis-
Scholar All-American. trict music teachers, are also in the Hall
John was drafted in the first round of Fame. The induction ceremony will
(14th overall) by FC Dallas in the 2009 be held Feb. 17 in Yakima, during the
MLS SuperDraft. He made his profes- WMEA conference.
sional debut on April 4th 2009, in a game Halferty has taught at Einstein since
against the New England Revolution. 1993 and serves as the District Music Co-
Shorewood High School honored ordinator. He holds two Bachelor of Arts
George John with his #11 jersey. Retired on George John by retiring his number #11, Degrees from Seattle Pacific University in
December 16, 2011 his jersey from his senior year. Music Education and Music Theory and
Literature. He received a Master of Music
in Composition from New Mexico State Einstein Middle School band director Frank
Richmond Beach Community News • January 2012 7
Youth Jam 2012 will take the stage Friday, April 6
Crawling around our By Scott Becker
By Andie Piteo S horeline
in the “Shoreline Youth Jam.” This year’s event, orga-
nized and sponsored by multiple neighborhood groups
2012 will in Shoreline, will take place Friday, April 6, 6 p.m. to 10
We’ve got some great new things on the Rich- celebrate its p.m., at the Shoreline Community College PUB.
mond Beach Community Association website! sophomore year The contest will feature a live audience, professional
Thanks to newspaper editor Marge Mueller, we now on Friday, April sound, and constructive feedback by judges from the
have a map on our website of our neighborhood, 6, with a show music industry. Performers will be arranged into show-
including major landmarks. Find it at www.Rich- of outstanding case segments (2 to 3 songs) and prizes will be awarded
mondBeachWA.org/map, or through the navigation youth perform- in several categories.
bar from the “About Us” drop-down menu. And, ers from the City Entrants to the Youth Jam are asked to submit in-
thanks to Don Baker and the Shoreline-Lake Forest of Shoreline. formation about their act, a recorded sample of their
Park Patch, we’ve posted his video of this year’s Hal- Shoreline’s performance, and a $20 entrance fee (hardship exemp-
loween Carnival on our homepage and the Carnival young rock bands, tion available) by the February 16, 2011, deadline to be
webpage. pop singers, hip-hop considered for the show. For more details or to submit
Want to see your name online? If you take photos groups, classical solo- material, please contact Scott Becker (contact info below).
at one of our events and would like to share them, ists, gospel choirs, ac- Tickets for the show will be sold at the door for $2. A
contact me at Webmaster@RichmondBeachWA. cordion players, blues limited number of free tickets will be provided to each
org. You can submit your photos for possible inclu- guitarists, jazz combos, participant for family or friends.
sion in the RBCA Newspaper and/or Website and/ DJ’s, beat-box dancers, Refreshments will be available for purchase from the
or Facebook page. Please note: If your photos are on and all musical artists, PUB Chartwells Espresso & Deli. So, bring your friends,
the RBCA Website or Facebook page, anyone can this is your chance to bring your family, bring everyone you know to support
download copies of them and/or drag the photos to perform on stage and your favorite act and enjoy a great night of entertainment!
their desktop to make copies of them. If you want vie for prizes. PERFORMERS CONTACT: Scott Becker (scottb@four-
to share your photos of the community, but don’t The youth of Shore- Entrants in the 2011 Youth fold architecture.com, 206-533-9112)
want them copied, send them only to the newspa- line, 18 or younger, Jam: Top, Stefan Petersen and GENERAL INFORMATION & PROMOTION: Stefanie
per: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that with musical aspirations Julian Anderson of Misoneism; Gendreau-Stroud (email@example.com 206-310-
you do not want them to appear where they might are invited to compete below, Alejandra Guido 0560)
For photos of our events, there is now a new
style of slideshow being used on the RBCA website.
There are gains and losses with switching from the Timebanking is coming to Shoreline, Woodway, Edmonds
old style to the new style, but the tipping point is
precisely why I was looking for a new method in the
and Lake Forest Park!
By Jan Stewart
first place: the new ones can be readily viewed on
iPads and iPhones (because they do not use Flash
software). You can try out some of the new slide- Dessert Potluck and SWEL Timebank Orientation Timebank member goes into the bank as a time hour.
shows right now from our homepage. As always, any Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Then you have a time hour to spend having another
feedback on our website is appreciated—and can be 7:30-9:00 p.m. SWEL member do something for you. People of all ages
done anonymously through the email form on the Richmond Highlands Recreation Center are welcome.
Board webpage. 16554 Fremont Avenue North, Shoreline Learn how the SWEL Timebank works and become a
founding member at our next potluck/orientation.
A group of North King and South Snohomish County There are over 100 timebanks in the United States,
residents is realizing their vision of creating a timebank. including one in East King County, which serves the cit-
On November 9th, the SWEL Time Bank launched in ies of Kirkland, Redmond and Bellevue. Timebanking is
Several of our regular contribu- Shoreline with plans to hold monthly potlucks during a great way to get to know members in your community.
tors did not submit articles for 2012. In addition to a group of dedicated volunteers, SWEL is
publication this month for person- Timebanks use a low overhead, self-organizing inter- made possible because of a generous grant from United
al reasons. They are missed. We net based system to help people exchange their talents, Way of King County, and help from Eastside Timebank
hope that they will be back with passions, and resources with other members so that they & Senior Services’ Aging Your Way Initiative.
us soon. enjoy the necessities and the niceties of life. At its sim- For information about SWEL Timebank, visit www.
plest, an hour you spend doing something for a SWEL sweltimebank.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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8 January 2012 • Richmond Beach Community News
Kruckeberg Garden’s Member RICHMOND BEACH DIRECTORY
Meeting will feature Dan Hinkley GOVERNMENT, EMERGENCY City of Shoreline Horizon School
Annual Meeting of Botanic Garden is open to public EMERGENCY POLICE, FIRE, 17500 Midvale Avenue N 1512 NW 195th St.
MEDIC ONE: 911 Shoreline, WA 98133 Shoreline, WA 98177
By Sarah Baker Non-emergency police dispatch 206-801-2700 206-546-0133
Thursday, January 12 CHURCHES
Shoreline Police Station Shoreline Historical Museum
Calvin Presbyterian Church
7:00 p.m. 1206 N 185th St. 749 North 175th
18826 3rd Ave NW
Shoreline City Hall council chambers Shoreline, WA 98133 Shoreline, WA 98133
Shoreline, WA 98177
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Westside Police Neighborhood First Lutheran Church of
The Kruckeberg Botanic Center SCHOOLS Richmond Beach
Garden Foundation welcomes 624 NW Richmond Beach Road Shoreline Public Schools 18354 8th AVE NW
plantsman Dan Hinkley to Shoreline, WA 98177 18560 1st Ave NE Shoreline, WA 98177
206-546-3636 Shoreline, WA 98155 206-546-4153, www.flrb.org
speak at the Garden’s annual
Members Meeting on Janu- Shoreline Fire Department
shorelineschools.org Richmond Beach Congregational
ary 12. His talk entitled (Too Headquarters, Station 61 Church, United Church of Christ
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that are relatively and inex- 1851 NW 195th Street 17077 Meridian Ave. N. N. Shoreline, WA 98133
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929 N 145th Street (206) 801-2650
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known nursery, Heronswood. Though Heronswood closed in 2006, Shoreline, WA 98133
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to the palette of plants available to Northwest gardeners. Dan is 1430 NW Richmond Beach Road (206) 801-2600
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gardeners new and old.
The meeting will be held on January 12 at 7p.m. in the Shoreline
City Hall council chambers. City Hall is located at 17500 Midvale • Commercial Richmond Beach Businesses pay a fee of $7.50 a month, $67.50 a year, for their list-
Avenue N, Shoreline. ing in this Business Directory. This listing is free if they have a display ad in the issue. To have
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Richmond Beach Community News • January 2012 9
Anina’s Corner By Anina Coder Sill
By Aarene Storms
Sometimes when I wake up in the middle of the night I try to recall the
A Long, Long Sleep
smattering of foreign words I’ve learned. It takes me time and effort to learn By Anna Sheehan
something new, and yet it takes no effort at all to forget it! I like the way these
words sound, and how rewarding it is to be able to greet someone and say Technically, Rosalinda Fitzroy is 16 years old,
please and thank you in another language. I know it would be better to know however, she was born nearly 100 years ago.
more than that, of course. Floating around in my head barely within reach, are Locked away in chemically-induced slumber in-
the following: side a stasis tube, Rose peacefully slept through
the Dark Times that killed millions of people
Greeting Please Thank you and left her orphaned...and heir to the enor-
Cantonese nei hou maa do jeh mh goi mous UniCorp fortune. Now that she’s been
Spanish hola por favor gracias kissed awake by the handsome Brendan,
Marshaleese yowkwe please kommol tata Rose must find her place in a world that is
Japanese ohiogaizaimas (a.m.) kudasai arigato completely different from everything she has
Now I have learned some new words in the food category due to current This fresh retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story goes beyond a sim-
trends in ancient grain revival. They make me smile because of the way they ple recasting of an old tale into a science fiction framework. Rose is a fully-
sound: realized character with deep flaws that she tries desperately to hide from the
world, including herself. The futuristic world, ruled by mega-corporations
Spelt: an ancient wheat with spikelets containing two light red grains. It is like UniCorp, is just possible enough to be frightening, as well as fascinating.
not gluten free. Origin: Middle English, from Old English, from Late Cuss words have changed in the future, so they are not offensive to 21st
Latin spelta, of Germanic origin; perhaps akin to Middle High Ger- century readers. There is a very tactful incidence of Star Trek sex, so smooth-
man speltesplit piece of wood, Old High German spaltan to split. First ly written that I almost missed it entirely.
Known Use: before 12th century. Rhymes with belt. Recommended for readers ages 14 to adult.
Teff: Amharic tef. An economically important Ethiopian annual cereal grass
grown for its small grain which yields a white flour and as a forage and
hay crop. Origin Amharic tef. First Known Use: 1790. Rhymes with chef. RBCA Newcomer Greetings
Quinoa: an annual herb of the goosefoot family that is native to the An- By Sheri Ashleman
dean highlands and is cultivated for its starchy seeds which are used as
food and ground into flour. Origin Spanish, from Quechua kinua. First In order to welcome newcomers to the new neighbors into our close-knit com-
Known Use: 1625. Rhymes with amah. Prounounced ki:nwa. neighborhood, RBCA has put together munity.
packets containing useful information As stated in RBCA President Ed
Many of you may already be familiar with these words; if not, you can add to acquaint new residents with services Adams’ letter of greeting in the pack-
them to your thoughts in the wee hours of the morning. Or maybe we can all fit and organizations they may find helpful. ets: “Here you will find friendly folks
them into conversation, and even into our diet. With the help of our newspaper editor, who enjoy a high quality of life for all
Marge Mueller, we created a coupon book ages. We have excellent schools; ameni-
containing discounts at several local busi- ties such as parks, a library and a post
nesses. office within walking distance; good
Richmond Beach resident Edie Nelson restaurants; retail stores; low crime rate;
will be our goodwill ambassador to de- involved residents and more. We enjoy
liver the packets and personally welcome living here and hope you will too.”
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10 January 2012 • Richmond Beach Community News
Looking Back By Tracy Tallman
O ne day George Kolesar wondered
to me if he wasn’t the oldest
person born in Richmond Beach who
during an era when every
town and most local
businesses had their own
the time there was no oil depot at
Anacortes, and although there were
smaller depots on Lake Union and at
still lives here. I think that Cliff Garl, ballclubs. He played Harbor Island, Point Wells was the
born in 1915, likely holds that record for countless teams all primary depot for Puget Sound. It was
and I hope to touch base with him over Western Washing- an enemy target and was protected by
soon. However, George and his brother ton and as far north as the military at least until 1945.
Charles, born in 1927 and 1928, likely Vancouver, B.C., and Just where 199th reaches Richmond
hold the record for living continuously landed a tryout with the Beach Drive there was a guard station
in Richmond Beach, as Cliff lived in Seattle Rainiers Pacific manned by men with machine guns.
California for part of his life. If anyone Coast League franchise. These men lived in about five or six
knows of other long-timers, please let Cooper took up baseball barracks on the property in Woodway
me know. as an eighth grader in where the City Hall is now. The oil
Joseph George Kolesar, Sr. –“Joe” 1919 and joined his first tanks that once stood in the current
[1893-1968) was born to Czechoslo- semi-pro team two years Woodway Reserve are now gone, but
vakian immigrant parents just outside later. He maintained a they weren’t there until after WWII. A
New York City. The rest of his siblings rigorous playing schedule gun emplacement near today’s small
stayed back east, but Joseph Sr. had the well into his fifties and park at about 199th was used to pro-
foresight to land in Richmond Beach. was a fixture at the an- tect Puget Sound from possible attack.
He married Edith Cooper [1900-1987] nual old-timers games at In those days cargo on ocean-going
in Seattle on July 26, 1923. At the time Woodland Park.” ships wasn’t stored in containers, but
she was already living in Richmond My consultant was placed in the cargo holds between
Beach with her parents and brother for this article was layers of wood called dunnage. As
Charles, working as a nursemaid. The George Kolesar, Jr. He these ships entered Puget Sound the
Cooper family immigrated to Ontario, was born in Septem- crew would throw off the wood in
Canada in 1909 and found themselves ber of 1927 right in preparation for offloading the cargo,
in Richmond Beach by 1920 where the Richmond Beach. He and it would wash up on the beach.
father, George Cooper [1868-1927] was still lives not far from Many people used this good wood to
working as a gardener for a nursery where his family home, build garages and other structures.
company. They lived near Echo Lake now owned by Charles Richmond Beach bustled then with
before moving down to the beach. Kolesar, still stands. at least four grocery stores and other
George and Edith bought their One of George’s businesses.
house at 2326 NW 197th about the earliest memories is of George worked for Boeing, had a
time they were married. The house had the train depot along the tracks south of roofing business in Lake City and kept
been built in 1918. Edith always swore where 195th NW hits Richmond Beach the pulse of the community. In 1957
she would never move, as the family Drive. At the depot there was a large metal he married Betty Louise Burns who
had moved so many times on their hook where the mail bag could be left by was a semi-pro bowler. George swears
immigration journey to Richmond the postmaster for pickup and the incom- he was in every bowling alley in West-
Beach. They lived in Detroit, Florida ing mail bag could be dropped onto the ern Washington. There was even a TV
and Pennsylvania before moving to platform. Kids would congregate when show at the time that followed them
Clarkston, Washington. Edith had they knew the mail would arrive and hope around to these tournaments.
one brother Charles [1904-2004], who to be chosen to deliver anything that George’s sister Marjorie Jean mar-
graduated from Ballard High School. came in as “special delivery.” In this way ried Clayton Smith Denton who
His obituary in the Seattle Times said: a kid could make a cool 25 cents—quite a passed away in 2005. She lives in
“He loved baseball and was a well- lot of money in those days. Kirkland.
known catcher, outfielder and master of George just missed WWII because Please give George and Charles
the bloop basehit throughout the Pacific he turned 18 right after the war ended. Top: The home owned by Charles Kole- Kolesar a pat on the back next time
Northwest semi-pro baseball circuit. Coo- However, he remembers the impact sar, Jr., present day; middle: the property you see them around the neighbor-
per was one of the last of the old-time WWII had on Richmond Beach due to card and early photo of the home; bottom: hood! They are truly a part of our
semi-pro players who gained notoriety the Point Wells Standard Oil Depot. At George Kolesar, Jr. history.
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SHORELINE-LAKE FOREST PARK ARTS COUNCIL Shoreline–Lake Forest Park Arts Venues
18560 1st Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155. Shorecrest Performing Arts Center
Office hours Monday—Friday, noon–5:00 p.m. 15343 25th Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
Shoreline City Hall Gallery
For information on the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council and on these and other
Located at 17500 Midvale Ave. N, Shoreline, WA 98133. Gallery open Monday through
Arts Council programs and events, call 206-417-4645, see www.shorelinearts.net or
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except holidays.
For more information please contact the Arts Council at 206-417-4645 or info@shorelinearts.
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
net or Ros Bird, City of Shoreline Public Art Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs
and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organiza- The Gallery at Towne Centre
tions. On the lower level of the Lake Forest Park Towne Centre, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Suite A-141,
Lake Forest Park, WA 98133. Open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5:00 p.m.
Jazz up your winter with Gary Smulyan Lineup for 2012 Children’s Series
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Press Release Announced
January 21, 2012 , 7:30 p.m.
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Press Release
Shoreline Center Auditorium Save the Date! Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is pleased to announce the
18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline dates of our 2012 Children’s Series. Once again we have an exciting line-up, with
Tickets: Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for concerts priced so the whole family can attend. Tickets make great gifts and stocking
students and seniors and $10 for stuffers!
children 12 and under. With the exception of the June concert, all concerts will be held at 11 a.m. at the
Shoreline Community College Campus Theater. The June concert is a part of the an-
Please join us for Jazz It Up!, the Arts nual Shoreline Arts Festival, and is held at the Shoreline Center Auditorium. Tickets
Council’s annual Arts Scholarship Pro- for all shows are $7 each. Tickets can be purchased at our office located in the Shore-
gram fundraiser, at the Shoreline Center line Center, at our Gallery at Towne Centre located in Lake Forest Park Towne Centre,
Auditorium. (Please Note: This has been online at www.shorelinearts.net, or via phone, (206) 417-4645.
changed from the venue listed on our and Kennelly Keys Music. The Shoreline Community College Campus Theater is located at 16101 Greenwood
brochures, originally listed at the Shore- The Shoreline Center Auditorium is Ave N, Bldg 1600, Shoreline, WA 98133.
wood High School Theater.) Our special located at the northwest corner of the
guest this year is award-winning baritone Shoreline Center. Tickets can be pur- Juggletunes the whole family! www.wearethe not-its.
saxophonist Gary Smulyan. chased online at www.shorelinearts.net or January 21 com.
Joining him will be the Shoreline by calling (206) 417-4645. Winner of multiple National Awards
School District’s Friends and Faculty All More on Gary Smulyan: Gifted multi- for her Children’s CDs, including Book-It –The Lorax & The Sneetches
Star Band as well as Shoreline middle and instrumentalist Gary Smulyan is critically Parents’ Choice Silver, Linda Severt is a anOther Stories
high school jazz bands. acclaimed across the board and recog- “creative genius” who weaves hilarious March 24
In the week leading up to the con- nized as the major voice on the baritone physical comedy into her music con- Join Book-It All Over on a fanciful
cert, district middle and high school saxophone. His playing is marked by an certs with refreshing originality. Parents’ journey to explore our responsibility
jazz bands will work and rehearse with aggressive rhythmic sense, an intelligent Choice noted that Linda’s songs have to our environment and one another
Smulyan, who will then act as their band and creative harmonic approach, and, “The wittiest lyrics this side of Dr. Seuss.” through Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and The
leader on stage at the concert. This rare perhaps most importantly, a strong and Come see for yourself why the LA Times Sneetches and Other Stories. In The
opportunity to work with a professional incisive wit. called her show, “A tour-de-force come- Lorax, Dr. Seuss implores us to take care
in the field gives students a chance to Gradually establishing himself, the dic act.” www.lindasevert.com of our planet. Then we meet the loveable
learn about the music industry, ask ques- talented Smulyan was asked to share the Sneetches and learn about the pointless-
tions about a professional career in mu- stage and the recording studio with a The Not-Its ness of prejudice. www.book-it.org
sic, and gain valuable guidance on their stunning potpourri of luminaries, includ- February 11
own performances and skills. ing trumpeters Freddie Hubbard and Meet The Not-Its! – Seattle’s most School of Acrobatics and
Funds raised during Jazz It Up! each Dizzy Gillespie, saxophonist Stan Getz, rockin’ band making music for children. New Circus Arts
year help support the Arts Council’s pianist Chick Corea, timbales king Tito Their debut album, We Are The Not-Its!, April 14
Summer Enrichment Scholarships, Puente, and R&B/Blues and soul icons took the kindie rock scene by storm, re- Prepare to be stunned and amazed as
awarded to Shoreline District students Ray Charles, B.B. King and Diana Ross. ceiving a Fids & Kamily Music Award for these fearless kids defy the challenge of
in grades 7 through 12. This concert is Gary’s new CD, “Smul’s Paradise”, will one of the best family music albums of gravity time after time. Witness stunts
made possible through the support of be released in early 2012 on the Capri 2009 – unprecedented for a freshman re- that exceed the boundaries of the pos-
the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation label. www.garysmulyan.com lease. The Not-Its want to be your child’s sible! Bring the whole family for this fun
first rock band….but they’re perfect for event! www.sancaseattle.org
Missoula Children’s Theatre - 1 p.m.
“Playful Geometry” at the Gallery at Town and 5 p.m.
Center June 23
As part of the 2012 Shoreline Arts Fes-
January 3–February 18, 2012 show of the new year, and features the tival, children are invited to experience
Open Tues.–Sat., noon-5:00 p.m. whimsical, colorful and bold works of the process of auditioning in a show.
Lake Forest Park Town Center Joan Keith (painting) and Ellen Witebsky Presenters focus on an inclusive perfor-
17171 Bothell Way NE (photography). mance that showcases as many children
Witebsky’s series, “A Playful Nature,” as possible. The young actors rehearse for
Winter’s short days can be dark and invites viewers to see the familiar from a a week, culminating in two performances
dreary; what better way to brighten your new perspective, and explores our com- The Not-Its on the Saturday of our annual festival.
world than with art? “Playful Geom- pulsion to make changes to the natural
etry,” opening January 3 at The Gallery world and the objects in it.
at Town Center, will be the Gallery’s first Keith’s pieces inspire imagination, new exhibit runs January 3 to February Sometimes my sense of quirkiness is re-
with their simple shapes and pure colors 18, 2012, alongside our enticing array of flected in the subjects that I photograph.
speaking to our primitive nature. ongoing works on sale from eighty local Sometimes it’s in the angles and perspec-
Whether your aim is to purchase or artists. tives from which I capture them. And,
simply to view these dramatic works on The Gallery, operated by the Shoreline- sometimes—as in A Playful Nature — I
display, we hope you’ll come by! The Lake Forest Park Arts Council, is located engineer it into my images. But, for all
on the inside lower level of the their quirkiness, my images never lose
Lake Forest Park Town Center. For their beauty, their sensuousness, their
information on the Shoreline- pure esthetic. My art reflects not only
Lake Forest Park Arts Council see how I see the world, but who I am. www.
More on the Artists: Joan Keith: I delight in painting geo-
Ellen Witebsk: While I consider metric shapes with bright colors. I strive
myself a serious photographer to work these elements into a rhythmic
and digital artist (I am a 2007 dance with animation, balance, and har-
graduate of the Photographic mony. Pure color and geometric shapes, I
Center Northwest), I love quirky. believe, can speak to our primitive side, in-
I want my art, above all, to make spiring spiritual and intellectual thought,
Dreams are Toys by Joan Keith Chard by Ellen Witebsk people —including me—smile. yet evoking simple playfulness.
12 January 2012 • Richmond Beach Community News
JANUARY 2012 CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS
UPCOMING RICHMOND BEACH COMMUNITY EVENTS RICHMOND BEACH LIBRARY • Call (206) 546-3522 for information
RBCA-sponsored events are highlighted in darker gray 19601 21st Avenue NW • Open Monday–Thursday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.;
Friday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. • Saturday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. • Closed Sunday
The Richmond Beach Community Association sponsors more than a dozen community events
throughout the year. The RBCA welcomes ideas for events that you are interested in organizing. For Children and Families
more information about events or to volunteer, contact Events@RichmondBeachWA.org.
Wed., Jan. 4, 11, Pajamarama Story Times
18 & 25, 7 p.m. All young children welcome with parent or caregiver. Wear your pjs and join
us for books, stories and songs!
Tues., Jan. 10, Richmond Beach Community Association Meeting
7:30 p.m. Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 Northwest 195th. Topics: Pro- Thurs., Jan. 5, Toddler Story Times
posed transitional housing project at Richmond Beach Congregational Church. 12, 19 & 26 Ages 24 to 36 months with adult, siblings welcome. Join us for books, finger
Shorewood Robotics Club Demonstration. 10:15 a.m. plays, stories and songs just for toddlers!
Sat. & Sun., Shoreline Tree Recycling Event Thurs., Jan. 5, 12, Preschool Story Times
Jan. 7 and 8 Meridian Park School parking lot, 17077 Meridian Ave N. Tree recycling is free. 19 & 26 Ages 3 to 6 with adult, siblings welcome. Enjoy stories, rhymes, music and move-
9 a.m.– 3 p.m. Remove all hooks, ornaments, tinsel and tree stands, bring your tree and proof of 11:00 a.m. ment with other preschool pals as we continue to celebrate the alphabet. This is a
Shoreline residence to the school parking lot. Please do not bring flocked, artifi- great way to get your child ready to read!
cial or garden trees, branches, wreaths, or swags.
Thru May 2012 Read to Me!
Thurs., Jan. 12, Kruckeberg Garden’s Member Meeting
Newborn to age 5 and their caregivers. Read together for 20 minutes for 20 days
7:00 p.m. Shoreline City Hall council chambers, 17500 Midvale Ave. N, Shoreline. The
in a month, and bring a completed Read to Me form to the library to select a free
meeting will feature Dan Hinkley. His talk entitled (Too Often) Overlooked Plants
prize book! Ask at the Information Desk for more details.
for Pacific Northwest Gardens will explore some of his favorite trees, shrubs, and
perennials that are relatively and inexplicably absent from maritime Northwest
gardens. For more information see www.kruckeberg.org or contact the Garden at
Mon., Jan. 9, 23 Study Zone
Tues., Jan. 24 Dessert Potluck and SWEL Timebank Orientation & 30, 4:00 p.m. When school is in session. Grades K-12. Drop in for homework help from
7:30-9:00 p.m. Richmond Highlands Recreation Center, 16554 Fremont Avenue North, Shoreline trained volunteer tutors.
Learn how the SWEL Timebank works and become a founding member at this
potluck/orientation. For information about SWEL Timebank, visit www.sweltime- Wed., Jan. 4, 11, Teen Talk Time
bank.org or email email@example.com. 18 & 25, Improve speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group for stu-
4:00–6:00 p.m. dents in middle, high school and college. Refreshments provided by the Friends
FEBRUARY of the Richmond Beach Library.
Tues., Feb. 14, Richmond Beach Community Association Meeting
7:30 p.m. Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 Northwest 195th. Topics to be
Mon., Jan. 2, Evening Book Discussion Group
7:00 p.m. A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
Tues., Jan. 3, 10, Talk Time
17, 24 & 31 Improve your speaking and listening skills in this English conversation group.
SHORELINE SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR 4:00 p.m.
To access the full Shoreline School District calendar, including athletic events, go to www.
shorelineschools.org. The calendar is in the bar on the left. Below the calendar click on “View Tuesdays, 6:30– ESL Classes
Full Calendar.” The blog “Shoreline Area News” carries up-to-date reports on Shorewood ath- 8:30 p.m. & Learning English? Learn and practice daily English language skills including read-
letic teams: http://www.shorelineareanews.com/ Sat., 10 a.m–noon ing, writing, speaking and listening. Free; please register. No class on February 21
Jan. 10–March 17 & 25.
SHORELINE–LAKE FOREST PARK SENIOR CENTER
18560 1st Avenue NE, Suite 1 • Shoreline, WA 98155 • (206) 367-1714 • www.shorelinelfpseniorcenter.org
Fri., Jan. 13 Karaoke-BINGO Tues., Jan. 23 Chinese New Year’s Meal
Doors open at Have you been thinking about giving Karaoke a try? Well at the Shoreline-Lake Come and celebrate Chinese New Year at the Senior Center and enjoy a tradi-
6:00 p.m., Forest Park Senior Center we have paired Karaoke and BINGO together to provide tional Chinese meal; Chinese mix grill (pork and chicken) egg roll, steamed rice,
BINGO at 7 p.m. a night of fun. The evening begins with a couple of Karaoke songs and then we mandarin orange, stir fried vegetables, and almond cake. A $3.00 donation for
play a couple of BINGO games. There is fun and great food for only a $10.00 ad- seniors 60 and older is recommended, participants under 60 can enjoy this meal
mission which includes a packet for 8 bingo games. Cold beer and wine are sold, for $6.00.
and there is plenty of food and soft drinks offered; ages 21 and over. Make your
reservations early: 206 365-1536. Tues., Jan. 17 PROBUS Invites
11 a.m.– noon All are welcome to attend this event. “Generating Income in Retirement” Most
Another year has come and gone, and for me it has been a good one and I hope it has people in retirement are relying on social security and maybe a pension for their
been for you as well. Many changes have taken place; this coming year will not be an income. You will be provided information on managing your retirement income
exception. For the past year, FareStart has been our food provider, but alas, this is not to be stream and other sources available to supplement your income. Presentation will
any longer. As a result, starting in January, our kitchen will be making all meals from scratch. be offered by Mike Mahoney, New Your Life Insurance.
This means that not only special occasions, like birthday and heritage meals, but every day.
Menus will rotate quarterly and seasonally. We will continue to receive donations from
Safeway, Starbucks and Ivar’s, which will show up on our menu on a regular basis. So we are North Seattle Seniors can get a ride to the Senior Center
off on another adventure. I would like to hear from you on what you would like to see on Riders who live in the Lake City area can now request rides to the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park
upcoming menus. Of course, we still need volunteers in the kitchen. Senior Center. Also, Shoreline seniors and people with disabilities can be taken to medical appoint-
— Chef Janice, Bon Appetite! ments at Northwest Hospital, Northgate Group Health, other Northgate medical facilities, even
Northgate Mall! The van is lift equipped and operates Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Tues., Jan. 3 New Year’s Celebration Meal
Come and celebrate the New Year at the Senior Center for lunch. The first meal Receive help with your Income Tax from AARP
provided in 2012 will be a Pork Chop with Sauerkraut, Carrots and Broccoli, Make an appointment through the Senior Center starting in January 2012 to get help with your
Baked Potato, Roll and Peach Cobbler. Meal starts at 11:45 a.m. A $3.00 donation income tax. Appointments begin on Friday, February 3, 2012, call 206 365-1536. The income tax
for seniors 60 and older is recommended, participants under 60 can enjoy this services will be held at the Richmond Beach King County Library. The library is located at: 19601 21st
meal for $6.00. Ave NW, Shoreline, 98177. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE LIBRARY FOR AN APPPOINTMENT. YOU
CAN ONLY MAKE APPOINTMENTS THROUGH THE SENIOR CENTER.
Tues., Jan. 10 Cajun Heritage Meal
Want the taste of New Orleans? Join us at the Senior Center to experience a Membership 2012
culinary treat: seafood jambalaya, steamed rice, collards greens, cornbread, Cajun It is time to renew your membership at the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, or to become
bread pudding with apple. Meal starts at 11:45 a.m. A $3.00 donation for seniors a first time member. Yearly membership is good January to December; $25 for a single membership;
60 and older is recommended, participants under 60 can enjoy this meal for $45 for couples in the same household. Memberships benefit the Senior Center, so your support is
$6.00. appreciated. Members benefit by receiving discounts on class fees, get the bi-monthly Activities Guide
in the mail and more.
Wed., Jan. 11 Cooking with Chef Janice
1:30 p.m. New year, new classes, new ideas, and more fun. Starting in January there will Rent the Senior Center for Your Special Event!
only be one Cooking with Chef Janice class each month. She has a regular group The Senior Center is available on most weekends for special events in our Dining/Bridge Rooms
of participants at each class, but would be delighted to see some new faces. Please for up to 180 gests. Classroom space is also available on most weekends and evenings. Call 206 365-
reserve your space by signing up at the front desk. Fee: Members $5, Non-Mem- 1536, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for more information. Ask for Marilyn or Bob. Catering
bers $7.00. service is available through the Center’s Kitchen Corner Catering. Find out more details when book-
ing your event. The Senior Center has easy access from I-5 with lots of parking available. Rental fees
Thurs., Jan. 19 Birthday Lunch benefit the Senior Center.`
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center provides a free lunch for current
members celebrating their birthday. The Birthday Lunch is always a very special Van Drivers Needed
meal. This month the meal is ginger mustard pork loin, new potatoes with dill, The Senior Center is in serious need of van drivers. Can you or someone you know help? Senior
creamed lemon spinach, roll and butter, and birthday cake. Entertainment, birth- Services provides the training necessary. All you need is a regular driver’s license. The time commit-
day cake and prizes are part of the fun. A $3.00 donation for seniors 60 and older ment can be a half-day or full day, once a week, morning or afternoon. It is pretty much up to you
is recommended, participants under 60 can enjoy this meal for $6. and your schedule. Call Jon Ann or Judy at 206 354-1435 or Senior Services Transportation: 206 727-
6262, to volunteer and get more information.