July 19, 2016

City Removing Trees

Five trees on 116th and 26th are being cut down by the City.  Speaking to the city workers they said that a branch fell and the neighbors don't maintain the trees so they must come down.  I wonder if they should give notice and maybe have a better reason to take down these plum trees that make our street beautiful especially when they bloom.  
From Marc McCann 

March 8, 2016

Car Break-ins Without the "Break"

John & Terry Willard we live at 13111 Shorewood Dr SW.  Sunday night the 6th someone gained access to our Tahoe and rummaged through the center console and glove box.  Apparently they did not find any thing worth taking for their purpose.  We always lock our cars, and there was no forced entry.  Terry had heard on the news that some people have figured out how to use their phones to mimic codes and get locks to open.  I have three different key fobs that will unlock the doors on my 2010 Silverado.  Just want every one to be looking out in the neighborhood.

John & Terry Willard

January 14, 2016

Injured Dog Loose in Neighborhood

I saw a black dog (looks like Labrador or even boxer) with silver tags running on Shorewood Drive and up towards goat hill at 4:30pm on 1/14. He looks like he is running with a limp on one of his hind legs.

I hope he finds his owners soon!

Shorewood Resident

January 11, 2016

Mail Theft

A SOTS neighbor reports "Be on the look-out for mail theft.  I was away over Christmas and my lockable mail box had been pried open.  Luckily I had stopped my mail."

January 2, 2016

Lock Your Cars!

A neighbor recently left her purse in the car while delivering groceries to her (SOTS resident) mom.
When she returned to her car, her purse was gone. Later the police recovered it at Burien Fred Meyer and noted that there has been a recent rise in drug activity in this area. Sadly, even for just a minute, items are not safe left unattended in cars.

November 23, 2015

Missing Cat

Shadow was found December 24th, after 30 days of being trapped in an abandoned house. 
She is truly Karen's Christmas Miracle!!
My black cat (Shadow) has been missing since I let him out on Saturday (11/21/15).

He is a big cat (over 14 lbs) and has a blue collar. It’s a break-away collar so he might have lost it.

Please contact me if you find him.  

Thank you.

Karen Tyree
12036 26th Avenue SW

October 28, 2015

Shorewood Elementary Bazaar November 14th


We are the chairs for the annual Shorewood Holiday Bazaar held at Shorewood Elementary on 116th, and we’d like to post out Bazaar event on your calendar. Here’s the blurb:

The Shorewood Elementary PTA Holiday Bazaar is being held on Saturday, November 14th from 10 am4 pm at Shorewood Elementary School. The Bazaar is a long-standing community event with a strong following. This event not only features over 65 artist vendors, but it is so much more!

- Used Book Sale (a buck a book; proceeds benefit the Shorewood Elementary PTA)
- Food trucks
- Bake Sale
- Raffle
- Santa Photos (for a small donation)
- And admission is FREE

Shorewood’s address is 2725 SW 116th St, Burien WA 98146. Questions? Emailholidaybazaar@shorewoodpta.org.


July 2, 2015

City of Burien reminds residents of fireworks ban.

The City of Burien wants to remind all that – as the 4th of July rapidly approaches – residents are asked to comply with Burien’s ban on fireworks within City limits.
“Hot, dry temperatures over the past month and going into the weekend create especially dangerous fire conditions and call for extreme caution in handling flammables of any type,” the city said in a statement.
The Burien Police Department has scheduled extra officers who will specifically be assigned to enforce violations of the fireworks ordinance. Residents who possess or discharge fireworks may receive a ticket, be fined $257.00, and have their fireworks confiscated. Residents are encouraged to attend a public fireworks display in lieu of purchasing and discharging their own.

Burien Police Dispatch: (206) 296-331

A fire/safety burn ban is in effect for King County.  The Phase I Burn Ban applies to all outdoor burning except for small recreational fires. 

Recreational fires must: 
Be built in a metal or concrete fire pit, such as those typically found in designated campgrounds; and not be used as debris disposal;
Grow no larger than three feet in diameter;
Be located in a clear spot free from any vegetation for at least 10 feet in a horizontal direction, including at least 25 feet away from any structure and allow 20-foot vertical clearance from overhanging branches;
Be attended at all times by an alert individual and equipment capable of extinguishing the fire.
Please note - the use of gas and propane self-contained stoves and barbeques would continue to be allowed under the ban.

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency:
Air Quality Burn Ban is OFF

June 12, 2015

Streets of Garage Sales on Saturday, June 13th!

Be sure to join us for this annual event! 
Many deals to be had! 
9AM to 4PM

May 19, 2015

June 13th Book Signing by Shorewood Author

Twenty-three year Shorewood resident who spends her days with the kids in the library at Shorewood Elementary is celebrating the debut of her first children's novel! Come to the Burien Library on June 13th to eat an owl cookie and listen to the story of the 15-year journey toward publication that began as a debate on the Shorewood playground when her daughter was in kindergarten!
Sophie's Quest is the story of an owl and a mouse who become friends while on a quest to the Holy Land. Sonja's hope is that kids in our very diverse community will increase their understanding of one another and learn, not only about the power of friendship, but that of a mysterious Presence the animal characters call SkyPainter. On their journey, they face two important questions: Can they trust this Presence who seems to keep leading them straight into trouble, and just how far can a friendship between an owl and a mouse go? Can Sophie really risk everything for the sake of something she always considered just a "tasty snack"?

May 15, 2015

Theft Alert

"Wanted to let neighbors know to be watchful of their cars parked on the street.  Our Suburban, parked on Marine View Dr. SW had 20 gallons of gas siphoned out of it this Wed. night/Thurs. morning, May 13/14.  Police have been notified."  

April 16, 2015

Car Break-In on 25th

SOTS Neighbor reports...

"I just wanted to let the neighborhood know that we had a car broken into on 25th on 4/12/2015, Sunday night or Monday morning.  They used a tool to pop the lock on the passenger side and stole a computer and a camera. There has been a lot of extra activity on the street because of the multiple houses for sale, but we think this was an experienced group who were watching the house and specifically looking for electronics."

April 13, 2015

Work Parties Planned

Greetings Shorewood Neighbors,
In celebration of Earth Day, two work parties are planned for our community.  Parties are planned from 10:00 AM until Noon  at Shorewood Park and from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Shorewood Beach.  If you are available , please consider one or both of these service opportunity for our neighborhood parks.  
For Shorewood Park meet at the Shorewood Park entrance on  28th Place SW, just west of Shorewood School on April 25th at 10:00 AM.
For the beach we will meet down by the picnic tables  at 2:00 PM. 
In both parks the jobs will be to remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry vines as well as clean up debris.  Native plants get choked by these invasive plants and the Spring is a great time to get these invasive plants out of our forested areas.  And the beach property has Scots Broom, a very invasive coastal plant.
These work parties are great educational opportunities for all and children 8 and older have worked with us many times.  Thanks to donations from our SOTS community, we have a supply of gloves and light hand tools as well as leather gloves and loppers for the Blackberries. 
Please remember that there are no restroom facilities or water fountains at either site.
Please email me if you have questions.
Jean Spohn
Volunteer Steward of Shorewood Park and Shorewood Beach
Work parties are sponsored by Shorewood on the Sound Community Club and the City of Burien.
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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?