March 14, 2015

SOTS Student Looking for Car

I am wanting to buy a used car for my daughter to travel back and forth to college.  She needs to travel on the freeway and needs reliable transportation.  Does anyone have a car for sale that is not too expensive?  

March 11, 2015

Moving Sale 3/28

"After 6years in this fabulous community… a hidden gem really, my family has decided to relocate to West Seattle which is  closer to our kids schools, activities and friends. I am heartbroken to leave, but it’s par for the course with children and their manic-paced schedules relentlessly, breathlessly increasing. It's alarming!

We will be having a yard SALE on:
 March 28th from 9am-4pm at 12216 Shorewood Dr SW --
offering a variety of toys, furniture, TV/computer equipment, clothes and tools.

We will dearly miss such wonderful neighbors and the generous community spirit here, but will always return to visit."


January 27, 2015

Work Party 1/31 Help Needed at Shorewood Park

You might have noticed the work party signs announcing the first work party of the year for Shorewood Park.   I hope you will consider this service opportunity for our neighborhood park.  
Meet at the Shorewood Park entrance on  28th Place SW, just west of Shorewood School on January 31st at 10:00 AM.
The job is to remove English ivy shoots and Himalayan blackberry vines.  Also, we have had lots of branches fall – great mulch except those that are covering the  native plantings and blocking the pathway.
Please call or email me if you have questions.
FYI, These work parties are sponsored by Shorewood on the Sound Community Club and the City of Burien.
Jean Spohn
Volunteer Steward of Shorewood Park and Salmon Creek Ravine

January 1, 2015

Dog Found in Shorewood

There has been a black lab/mix male dog found in Shorewood. He has a blue collar. Check out SOTS Facebook page for pictures. He is very friendly and has a rabies tag, but no other ID on him.

December 8, 2014

Presentation on Mason Bees 12/13

Next Saturday, Dec 13th (10:00 - 11:30am), The Environmental Science Center at Seahurst Park will have Missy Anderson (aka Queen Bee) here to share her knowledge and passion about the mason bee. Interest in the topic of bees has been increasing steadily lately, so if you are interested, please take advantage of this opportunity!

November 22, 2014

Dog Walker


My name is Madeline Graham. I live in the Shorewood area and I would love to walk your dog when you're at work or anytime. I'm not afraid of the weather and I am sure your dog will have fun with me no matter if its raining or snowing!
I love all animals, especially taking care of them. I consider them to be a part of the family, not just your pet. So I will treat them like my own. I donate monthly to the ASPCA, and I do rescue missions all the time around the area with lost dogs to taking feral cats to get spayed and neutered, and then to finding them homes. I also know Caesar Millian ( the dog whisperer) so I have learned a few tricks from him too!
So give me an email! I would love to walk your dog!


November 14, 2014

Salmon Creek Ravine Work Party Saturday

Hello Friends,
Please join us for the last work party of 2014, to be along the trail by Salmon Creek.   
Please meet us at 10:00 AM on November 9th at the entrance next to the Salmon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
12550 Shorewood Drive Southwest
Burien, WA 98146-2428
As always, no need to sign up. Just join the party at 10 AM. I will provide tools and robust leather gloves.  
Please call or email me if you have questions.
Jean Spohn
Volunteer Steward of Shorewood Park and Salmon Creek Ravine

October 20, 2014

Another Daytime Coyote Sighting

"I just saw another coyote on 28th SW near 114th SW, about 1:10 PM today.
This one was more bold as it just moved to the far side of the road at the beginning of a driveway, as I drove by.
I don't recall seeing one in the middle of the day before."

October 3, 2014

Coyote Sighting

"This morning about 6:15 AM, two coyotes were seen running on the road heading south up the hill near the sewage treatment plant."

September 16, 2014


Hello Neighbors:  My neighbors have agreed to cut, trim and remove some trees in the view line of several homes.  Can anyone recommend tree removal companies that can remove large tees and do stump removal as well.  Thanks , Candace


Hi there! We're newer members of the community, the Denniston's at 12857 Shorecrest Dr SW. My husband left our iPad on the car this morning (Monday the 15th) and we think it most likely fell off the car so where in the neighborhood as he drove our daughter to school heading into west seattle.

If anyone finds it, which would be a miracle, we'd be more than appreciative!

Rikki Denniston

July 23, 2014

Newfie Escape

Our big black Newfoundlands have slipped the gate. Please keep an eye out for them. They have tags on. "Mojo and Omar"  Super Friendly. Please call Lynne (206) 940-1875

Update: Found playing with 3 little girls who weren't much taller than they are. Gentle giants who adore children:) 

July 14, 2014

Solarize Burien Free meeting July 19

A new incentive campaign for residential solar power is headed this way.  Through a nonprofit-led program called Solarize Washington, homes and small businesses can qualify for special pricing and take advantage of many incentives that make solar installations more affordable than ever.

Sustainable Burien is partnering with Northwest SEED and Seattle City Light to offer the opportunity to solarize our community and receive a limited time group discount at a FREE Solar Workshop at the Burien Library on Saturday, July 19,10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.

If you attend, you can get a free site assessment; please register

July 9, 2014

Lost Yellow Lab

Chloe Shreeve is a yellow lab who has gone missing this morning from her home on 120th st SW. She is not wearing a collar, is 7 years old and has had a lot of recent trauma due to all the recent fireworks. Please call the Shreeve's at 206 949-1603 or 206 433-4465 if you see or have Chloe. Please, everyone, watch for Chloe!

July 7, 2014

More Neighbors comment on Fireworks

Once again, our local "patriotic" scoff-laws have terrorized pets and toddlers in our neighborhood with their illegal amateur fireworks on July 4th.

These illegal explosives aren't "harmless." Every year there are run-away pets, injured children, and local fires caused by these bad neighbors.

Expressing yourself at the peril of others is not patriotic -- it's obnoxious, inconsiderate, and dangerous to your friends and neighbors.

Mike D.