Highland Terrace December 2018 News
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HTNA Meeting Thurs. Dec 13
7pm - 8:30pm

Highland Terrace Neighborhood Association Business Meeting  
Highland Terrace Elementary School Library, 100 N. 160th St.
Coming Up in January:  Bingo-for-Books!
Friday, January 11 from 6pm - 8:30pm
4th Annual Bingo-for-Books
Potluck and bingo/book swap.  Fun and prizes for all ages.
Bring a potluck dish to share and a book to donate (new or used).
For more information email
Location: Highland Terrace Elementary School Cafeteria, 100 N. 160th St.


Shoreline Community College 11/29 Community Meeting Highlights

  • The BIG highlight from this meeting is that the college will need to come up with a plan and pay for improvements to the 5/6 way intersection of Greenwood Ave N, Innis Arden Way, and 160th Street. They will need to build out improvements by six years from occupancy of the student housing, which is six years from Fall 2019, so by 2025. Thank you Shoreline Community College!
  • SCC will also need to pay for and construct sidewalk improvements from the main entrance along the north side of Innis Arden Way to Greenwood Avenue N, along the east side of Greenwood Avenue N to 160th Street, and along the north side of 160th down to Dayton Avenue. They are currently working with the city to establish a design for the intersection improvements so they don’t repeat work.
  • Review full meeting notes here.

HTNA Bylaws Update

The volunteer subcommittee is updating the Highland Terrace Neighborhood Association Bylaws.  Revised Bylaws will be emailed prior to the HTNA January 11 meeting ("Bingo-for-Books") and a vote on the proposed changes will take place at this meeting. 
Holiday Shop open every day at the Seattle Children's Hospital Bargain Boutique.
Seattle Children’s Hospital Bargain Boutique is open every day for shopping.  The Bargain Boutique mission is to “provide support for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital to help ensure that no child will be turned away…”.  In addition to used clothing, shoes, household items and furniture, the holiday section offers ornaments, wreaths, bows, lights, festive decorations, wrapping paper, and holiday cards.  There are gifts for everyone including Hot Wheels in original packaging and new boxes of crayons in the toy section, along with a selection of toys and books.  Hours: Monday - Friday 10am to 5:30pm; Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sunday Noon to 5pm.  Location: 15835 Westminster Way N., in lower Aurora Square, across from Pier 1 and close to the Licensing Department. Telephone 206-448-7609.  Donations are accepted Monday - Saturday from 10am to 4pm at the 3rd door in the back (knock loudly).
Are You Prepared for an Emergency?
Jason McMillan, Emergency Manager for the City of Shoreline, spoke about emergency preparedness at the HTNA November meeting.  The goal is to be disaster-ready.  Jason emphasized that practicing for emergencies is critical. 
Below are two emergency programs now available.
"Map Your Neighborhood"
It is a good idea to get together with your neighbors before an emergency happens.  City of Shoreline Emergency Management Division offers a “Map Your Neighborhood” program to help create a neighborhood resource guide including critical contact information, and an inventory of neighborhood skills and equipment.  Jason McMillian, Emergency Manager, is available to facilitate your neighborhood emergency meeting.  First step, a volunteer neighborhood organizer confirms that 10-15 adjacent neighbors will attend an emergency preparedness meeting, at a home in your neighborhood.  Contact Jason McMillan at 206-801-2271 or email for more information.
CERT: Community Emergency Response Team
Highland Terrace Neighborhood Association is organizing a free basic CERT training program with the City of Shoreline Emergency Management Division starting early Spring 2019.  Learn disaster preparedness, basic fire suppression and utility control, light search and rescue, basic disaster medical response, disaster communication and documentation.  This basic CERT training is 7 sessions: 5 sessions, approximately 3 hours each session; and, 2 Saturdays (9am - 3pm each Saturday). Upon graduating from CERT training, participants are lifetime CERT members. Emergency gear is included with training.   If you are interested, contact Kyrie by January 11.

Food Donations Appreciated
On Tuesday, November 20, HTNA took all the donated food from our food drive to the Shoreline Community College Food Pantry. Thank you to everyone who donated. They were very grateful!

Pictured in the photo at left is Collin Fartale of Americorps who is running the Benefits Hub on campus, an unidentified helper, and Lindsey Virdeh of HTNA.
Community & Aquatics Center Concept Designs 
See concept designs for a potential new Shoreline Community & Aquatics Center. Visit or contact PRCS Director Eric Friedli at or 206-801-2601.

Submit a Service Request to the City of Shoreline (non-emergency only)

Customer Response Team (206) 801-2700
CRT Representatives are on call 24 hours a day/7 days a week to respond quickly to issues such as downed trees, flooding, or downed wires. During normal business hours a representative will speak with you immediately. In the evening or on the weekend, leave a message and someone will return your call promptly.

Adopt-A-Drain Program. Help prevent flooding and protect Shoreline water quality. Leaves, pine needles, trash and snow accumulate on top of storm drains, blocking rain water from entering.  To sign up for this program, visit or contact Environmental Program Specialist Cameron Reed at or call 206-801-2455.
Shoreline CityWise Project starts in January
Would you like to learn more about your City?  Residents have an opportunity to learn how local government works during this program, a series of 8 interactive classes starting in January. This series is free of charge, open to residents, employees, business owners, and students ages 16 and older in Shoreline.  Class size is limited to 15 participants who represent the City’s different neighborhoods and diverse populations. Classes meet January 22 to March 18 on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm.

Details and weekly topics are available at  A completed online application must be submitted by Friday, January 4.  Notification of acceptance will be sent the following week, and classes begin on January 22.  For more information and an application, contact Neighborhoods Coordinator Constance Perenyi at (206) 801-2253 or

A selection of interesting events happening in Shoreline in December.  

Shoreline Library Events
See events at ShorelineLake Forest Park, and Richmond Beach libraries.

Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center Calendar of Events

Peter and the Starcatcher
Dec. 7, 8, 9

Shoreline Community College Theater (1600 Bldg)
Tickets at BrownPaperTickets

Shruti Ghatak:  Displacements Solo Show
City of Shoreline City Hall (3rd floor),  17500 Midvale Avenue North.  Art exhibit on display until Jan. 21, 2019, Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Winter Holiday Music with Cascade Brass
Sat., Dec. 8 at 2pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St., Shoreline
Sponsored by the Friends of the Shoreline Library.  
For more information, call 206-362-7550.

Shoreline Social Justice Book Discussion
Sun, Dec. 9, 2pm - 4pm
Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N.
December's book is So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.  For more information, contact Suni Tolton at or 206-801-2256.

Get Creative with 3-D Pens
Mon., Dec. 10, 2pm - 4 pm
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street
Drop-in and learn how to bring your doodles to life with 3-D pens. Hands-on program for adults will allow you to create your own 3-D art, which you can then take home. Registration not required, but space is limited.

Argosy Christmas Ship Visit 
Wed., Dec. 12, 7:30pm - 8:50pm
Richmond Beach Saltwater Park, 2021 NW 190th Street
A festive evening of outdoor celebration along Shoreline's spectacular beachfront. Listen to local school choirs sing while waiting for the Argosy Christmas Ship to arrive. Enjoy simple refreshments and stay warm near the beach bonfire.  

Solstice Stroll 
Dec. 13-14-15 and Dec. 20-21-22, 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden, 20312 15th Avenue W
Come see the garden aglow with twinkling lights. Suggested donation: $10. For Solstice Stroll events, the garden will be closed during normal hours. Parking is offsite at the Richmond Beach Congregational Church down the street from the garden at 15th Ave NW and Richmond Beach Road, with free shuttle provided.

Wisdom Café: Developing Resilience
Tues., Dec. 18, 2pm - 3:30pm
Richmond Beach Library, 19601 21st Avenue NW
Join in a facilitated discussion about how to be more resilient as we age.

A Season for Singing Concert
Fri., Dec. 28, 10:30am - 11:15am (family program, all ages welcome)
Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th St., Shoreline
Learn about holiday traditions from around the world.  Presented by Nancy Stewart. Limited space; first come, first seated. Sponsored by the Friends of the Shoreline Library. For more information, call 206-362-7550.

Volunteer Opportunities to help restore urban forests across the City of Shoreline:

Brugger’s Bog Volunteer Work Party, Sun., Dec. 9, 10am - 1pm
Brugger’s Bog Park, 19553 25th Avenue NE
Meet at the end of the dirt/gravel path entrance to the park on the bridge.
Email to RSVP or for further information.

Hamlin Park Volunteer Work Party, Sat., Dec. 15, 10am - 1pm
Hamlin Park, 16006 15th Avenue NE
Dec. 15: Blackberry removal and mulching.
Meet at the far north end of the park, next to the NE 166th Street stairs.
Email to RSVP or for further information.

Park Forest Restoration (south end) Sat., Dec. 15, 10am - 1pm
Twin Ponds Park, 15401 1st Avenue NE
Dec. 15: Help remove the roots of invasive vines which have prevented a natural habitat of mutually dependent plants and animals from surviving.
Work site is located next to a small, busy parking lot on First Ave. one block north of 149th St. where 150th St would be if it existed. It is across from Aegis Assisted Living and near the community garden. Street parking can be found on 149th St.  Avoid the lot on 155th St. which can be confused with the correct lot. 
Email to RSVP or for further information.

Volunteer Opportunities with HTNA

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us for more details.
  • Join the HNTA Board!  Build community by organizing events, communicating information to residents, and making improvements around the neighborhood. Elections coming up in April!
  • Get together with neighbors on your block to plan for emergencies, form a Block Watch, or organize a block party.
  • We are starting to organize informal meet-ups to facilitate people with similar interests getting to know each other.  If you would like to organize one - let us know!
For more information about how to get involved with the neighborhood, please visit the HTNA website or contact us at
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