Locking Mailbox Program - Begins July 16th

It’s a fact, locking mailboxes help reduce mail theft. However, having the right locking mailbox can effectively eliminate mail theft altogether!

In response to increasing cases of mail theft in our area, the City of SeaTac is launching a neighborhood mailbox program. Locking mailboxes will be available to residents and businesses located within the city boundaries. Owners of single-family residences, duplexes, triplexes and business property owners that have individual mailboxes are eligible to participate in the program. Tenants may also participate with written permission from their landlord.

Mail Boss™ Locking Security Mailboxes will be available through the program at the City’s cost of $108 .00. That’s a savings $51 off the mailbox manufacturer's suggested retail price plus includes free installation. For property owners whose income is below 50 percent of the median (based on HUD Income Guidelines for King County), the cost of the mailbox will be subsidized 50 percent by the City’s Neighborhood Mailbox Replacement Program funds. 

For more information and to download an application, please go to the City of SeaTac Mailbox Program webpage at http://www.seatacwa.gov/home/showdocument?id=23770

About the Mail Boss Brand
Current estimates are that over 300 Mail Boss Locking Security Mailboxes have been installed throughout SeaTac through a prior private effort spearheaded by local resident and current council member Peter Kwon. To date, NONE of these mailboxes have been penetrated, although there is evidence that several have tried.  These mailboxes are constructed from heavy gauge steel and offer proprietary features to prevent ‘fishing’ and lock failures. 

The Mail Boss brands reputation as a leader in the locking mailbox industry has been on a meteoric rise lately. Click on the following link to view some of the latest positive independent reports: 

Storm Returns to SeaTac

Making this the fourth consecutive year in which the local Women’s National Basketball Team will hold an open practice in SeaTac, the Seattle Storm announced the details of this year’s Kaiser Permanente Community Practice on Thursday, July 12 at the Seattle Christian School. Located just to the north of Angle Lake at 18301 Military Road, the event will take place from 6-8 p.m., is free and open to the public. 
The event is part of the StormFit presented by Kaiser Permanente. “The Kaiser Permanente Community Practice offers youth a special opportunity to connect with our players in a fun environment to learn about basketball,” said Storm President & GM Alisha Valavanis. “We are honored to continue this partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the City of SeaTac and Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority.”

Hosted by the City of SeaTac and Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority, the Community Practice is a fun event for kids and families to go behind the scenes at a Storm practice. The event will feature an opportunity to watch Storm players practice, participate in games and contests for prizes, collect autographs, meet Doppler the mascot and view a special performance by the Storm Dance Troupe. Giveaways include water bottles, t-shirts for the first 200 participants courtesy of Kaiser Permanente and tickets to Seattle’s home game against New York on Aug. 17 for StormFit Night presented by Kaiser Permanente.

Here’s an opportunity for you and your family to join with your neighbors to get up close to ‘The Storm’!

Having Independence to Make Choices

The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, and announced the separation of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain. With this, a new nation was formed—the United States of America. History verifies Thomas Jefferson as the composer of the original draft. Once completed, Jefferson submitted his draft to Benjamin Franklin and John Adams for their changes. Eventually, it made its final destination to Congress where it was amended for the last time. Today, we see in its detailed wording why Congress was declaring independence from Great Britain.

The most quoted line from the Declaration is "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Our forefathers were declaring they not only deserved freedom, but were willing to continue fighting for it.

Freedom is a great definition of independence, as it is the result of the choices we make in our life. The power of choice is one of the greatest freedoms we have in our country – and presented to you now the simple choice to choose which family focused quality events you will participate in this Independence Day, 2018.  The choices are as follows:
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10:00 am - Angle Lake Manor Club Parade 
Pull up a chair to watch or you may choose to decorate your trike, bike, scooter, wagon, dog, yourself (!) and join the parade! Starting at the corner of 33rd Av S & S. 194th St turning right and proceeding down S 192nd St, then right on 39th Av and back around to S 194th St ending at the Manor Club Beach Lot for a patriotic sing along and ice cream social. Yum!

11:00 am – Bud Jones Memorial Run/Walk Around the Lake
Compete against your neighbors for bragging rights and prizes – or earn the trophy as the fastest runner to complete the course around the perimeter of the lake first. Race will begin at Post 35.  Registration opens at 10:45 am; Walkers depart at 11:00; Runners start at 11:30 – awards presented at noon.

01:00 pm – Live Music Starts on Stage at the Public Park 
01:00 pm – Dock / Beach Decoration Judging
Let those creative juices flow in a competition to come up with the most impressive Independence Day dock display. Wow the socks off our judges to win a prize of $100 for First Place! $75; $50; $25 awarded for 2nd – 4th and Beach Towel presented for 5th  – 10th place. 

03:00 pm – Swim Races
Okay all you guppies; minnows; barracudas; sharks; flounders; whales or whichever aquatic species you perceive yourself to be. Time to get your swim suits on and get ready to compete for prizes as the fastest of all swimmers!  We'll be assembling at 2:45 on the shores at Gregg and Marsha Louvier's Beach (the large Lighted Cross from the water, or Post 46 from 46th Street). Plenty of parking on the grass. Cash prizes awarded to the fastest children, other valuable prizes will be awarded to fastest adults!

03:30 pm – Boat Races (aprox.)
Immediately following the swim races – attention will shift to boat racing. If it floats then you can race it! Just show up in some kind of water craft and we’ll find a category to put you in and you’ll be ready to join in the fun and paddle, pedal or row your way to victory.  Prizes will be awarded for fastest competitors.

7:30 pm – Decorated Boat Parade
Pontoon boats; ski boats; outboard motor boats – and hey, if you think you can keep up in a row boat or peddle boat, then fall in line with the parade of boats that will circle the lake spreading additional holiday cheer! In similar fashion with our Annual Christmas Boat Parade except we’re asking that you decorate your boat in patriotic red, white, and blue affair instead.  And while Santa Clause won’t be there, Uncle Sam just may make an appearance!

10:00 pm – The 4th of July Finale 
We are pleased to announce the return of ‘Ring of Fire’ along the shore and the fireworks display returning to the center of the lake! To ensure the fireworks show starts on time, please ensure that you remain at least 100 yards from the fireworks barge. The Board Members of the Angle Lake Shore Club also wish to remind our neighbors that possession and discharge of private fireworks is illegal within SeaTac city limits.

A special shout out in recognition to the many volunteers who donate their time to help plan, coordinate and execute these events. Speaking on behalf of the community, your efforts are most appreciated!

Have a Happy and Safe Independence Day Celebration.

In The Middle...

We are weeks away from the Nation’s Independence Day Celebration. This year the holiday falls in the middle of the week with the ALSC events occurring throughout the middle of the day and the return of fireworks to the middle of the lake. However the display will be far from "middle of the road"!

In 2018, the fireworks show will be staged from the ALSC/Private partnership barges. The launch platform will be comprised of three of the barges constructed via our highly successful collective community effort which included a fundraising campaign to generate the necessary $42,000 for materials and many volunteers coming together over several weekends to build. The use of these barges is being graciously offered at no charge to the City and their contracted fireworks vendor.
By launching the shells from the middle of the lake this creates the clearance necessary to allow keeping the public beach and swim areas open the entire day for community enjoyment. It will also afford better viewing for spectators watching the display from the new Angle Lake Nature Trail,  enabling an even greater opportunity for a getting a good view of the show.

You may also notice the absence of a ‘boom shack’ from the platform. Typically, pyrotechnicians operating the show will shelter behind an onboard barrier for protection. The new vendor, Halo Fireworks, is a leader in their industry in that they will be using advanced technology that enables  firing shells remotely. This allows the pyrotechnicians to remain land based while firing the water based display. This technology will result in fewer barges required, reducing support effort needed and may ultimately introduce new opportunities for display variations to continue to wow spectators well into the future.

We hope you are as excited as we are for these new features to accompany our long standing traditional events. A complete outline of events, times and locations will be posted here next week. We hope you’ll join us for one or more of these activities!

Back to School Backpack Fair Needs Help

The following article was submitted by Shore Club Member Patricia Morinelli requesting community financial support and/or volunteer assistance to help serving local area school children in need. 

The Angle Lake Family Resource Center needs YOUR Help with the Back to School Resource Fair!

SeaTac is full of hard-working parents trying to make their paycheck stretch to meet all of the needs of their family. As rent and the cost of food and transportation increase, it is difficult for families to have extra money in the budget to cover school supplies. We all know these supplies are essential to their success, and we want kids in our community to be successful.

That is why we created the Back to School Resource Fair (BTSF), a one day event designed to help kids start off the school year successfully. It is attended by almost 3,000 community members, and this is the 12th year the ALFRC has put on this event.

Here are some of the highlights:
  • Over 2,100 backpacks filled with school supplies are given out to low-income students
  • Kids receive free full-dental check-ups through Kids Cavity Prevention Program
  • Children get free back-to-school haircuts provided by stylists from Gene Juarez
  • Needy families connect to community resources that will help them throughout the school year and beyond
  • Multi-generations of community members get to connect and share a meal
In the past, local organizations, agencies, and businesses have come together to leverage resources and build community support for the greater good of our families. We have never asked for individual contributions for this event, but due to our lack of response this year in terms of corporate sponsorships, we need help from the community.  Please help by providing a financial contribution to support this important event. All donations are tax deductible. (LCSNW Tax ID# 93-0386860)

Online donations can be made HERE. Please type BTSRF in the Comments section.

We also need help stuffing and distributing the backpacks to the students. Click the following link to download the current Back to School Resource Fair Volunteer Schedule.  If you have any further questions about the volunteer schedule or the event itself, please contact Patricia Morinelli, Community Member of the BTSRF Coalition, at (206) 241-4650 (home) or (206) 914-0012 (cell).