A Good Vibe Attracts A Great Tribe

SeaTac based art-focused non-profit VibeHunters was formed by a couple of your Angle Lake neighbors, Bruce Bryant and Jim Todd. Their mission is to make SeaTac a more fun and vibrant place to call home through expanding art and creativity in town. The organization currently has two projects underway with ideas coming together for more.

You may have seen signs around for the SeaTac ArtAttack! contest encouraging residents of our town to create yard art installations all over the city. Quite a few entries have been received already and there is hope for a bunch more by the time the contest ends on Labor Day. Please consider joining in by making something fun at your place, or even at your neighbor’s yard.

The second project that is also in the works involves placing art in a location along South 188th Street. VibeHunters has received a grant from 4Culture, the King County arts organization, for an amount of $4500 to go toward the project. A well known local artist has been hired to conceive, build, and install this art piece and it will be exciting to see it go in! 

Our original budget for this piece was $8500 and we’d love to come near that figure to have local art we can be proud of. So, I’m here to ask our neighbors for donations to support this project and perhaps even start to fund future artistic endeavors. We’ve raised $600 so far and hope to fully fund this installation soon.

We’re thinking that since there was no annual fireworks display this year, instead of having your unallocated 2020 budgeted fireworks dollars just lying around unused, perhaps you’d consider contributing them to our 188th Street Art Project instead? VibeHunters is a registered non-profit so any donations are eligible for a tax deduction. 

You could send checks to:

VibeHunters 

3430 S 198th St

SeaTac, WA 98188

We love our neighbors and hope that with your support we can bring a little excitement to town! Visit our website at vibehunters.org 

Jim & Bruce

Neighborhood Spotlight: Pat Johns


Angle Lake Neighbor Pat Johns inducted into Bowlers Hall of Fame (again!)

It is our honor to announce to you that this year, 2020, Pat Johns, owner of HiLine Lanes, has been inducted into the Washington State Bowling Association’s Hall of Fame in recognition for his many accomplishments in the Bowling Industry!


Pat and Valerie purchased Burien’s HiLine Lanes in 1994.  Pat also is the resident Pro, drilling bowling balls and giving lessons. Prior to that, he was the Pro at Skyway Park Bowl from 1978-1993.

Pat has a multitude of accomplishments in the bowling community. Among the most notable:
  • Over 20 “800” series for 3 games.  The highest was 845 in 1986. That same year, Valerie had a 777.  Husband and wife held the high series for men and women in the Greater Seattle Bowling Association that year.  Pat also had an 814 in a 2011 “Sport League”.  That’s a 271 average for 3 games. Sport Leagues are leagues that put out a much more difficult lane oil pattern to make the league more competitive like the Pro Bowlers’ Tour.
  • Over 60 “300” games throughout Pat’s career.
  • 1973 Made the final 24 in the Pro Bowlers’ Assn. Seattle Open at just 19 years old.
  • 1982 Took 2nd Place in the first ever Las Vegas High Roller Tournament and receiving a prize award totaling $105,000.00
  • 1985 Won the Greater Seattle Masters Tournament.
  • 1995 Won the National Bowling Tournament’s Team Event 
  • 2005 Won the Greater Seattle City “All Events”.  Highest score Team, Doubles, Singles combined.
  • 2006 Won the Greater Seattle Senior (50+) Masters Tournament
  • 2017 Won a Pro Bowlers’ Regional Senior (50+) Tournament
Pat has been named Greater Seattle bowler of the year 3 times. 1985, 2005, 2006. He also has been on the Seattle All-Star team most of the years of his career.

If that weren’t enough! Pat is an inductee in several Halls of Fame over the years.
  • 2005 Greater Seattle Bowling Association Hall of Fame
  • 2009 Western Washington Senior Bowling Association Hall of Fame
  • 2015 Washington Bowling Coaches Association Hall of Fame
  • 2020 Washington State Bowling Association Hall of Fame
If you’ve ever aspired to become a better bowler, there’s no better champion we can think of to receive tips, pointers, and lessons than from your own neighbor, Pat Johns at HiLine Lanes! Give him a call (206) 244-2272 and see how he can help improve your game.

In Loving Memory of our Dear Neighbor Helen Svenson

A big ray of sunshine has left Angle Lake with the passing of a beautiful neighbor and friend to all, our dear Helen Svenson. Helen passed from this world into the loving arms of Jesus on July 16, 2020.


Helen was born June 30, 1931, in Centralia, Washington, where she lived for 18 years. After graduating from Centralia High School, she followed her future husband, Sven Svenson, to the University of Washington. They were married in 1950.  After Sven graduated they moved to White Center, then, in succession, bought a small house at Star Lake, a house in Des Moines, and then, in 1965, a beach cabin on Angle Lake, which over many years was transformed into the lovely place it is now. Sven enjoyed the home he built until he passed away in 1999.

Helen really loved living on the lake and the people of the Angle Lake community, attending the many fun events over the years.

Helen bore Sven three sons, Steve, Russ, and Craig. They are all happily married to Merry, Diane, and Marla. Grandchildren include Melissa, Tyler, Michael, Cynthia, Craig, and Mark. Lately, she especially enjoyed her great-grandchildren Raven, Justice, Aiden, Sophia, Lily, Miller, Emelia, Quinn, Mitchell, and Killian.

On Thursday, July 30, a viewing will be held at the Newell Hoering Mortuary in Centralia at 9 am, to be followed by a family graveside service at Claquato Cemetery in Chehalis.

Saturday, July 25th - Nothing is for Sale

Our Angle Lake neighborhood in SeaTac is having an “Everything Is Free” Sale
They are saving you a trip to Goodwill and offering protection from talking and exchanging money by simply placing donations on the curbs along the street in front of select area homes from 10a to 4p on Saturday, July 25th.  

Please no early comers. ONLY take items set out by the curb labeled FREE. 

The event shall be central to the Manor Club Loop on South 192nd and South 194th Streets between 33rd and 39th Ave S., including the cul-de-sac on So 191st Place.

The following houses (and maybe more) will be participating:
  • 19245 33rd Ave S.
  • 19226 34th Ave S
  • 19253 34th Ave S
  • 3316 S 194th St
  • 3321 S 194th St
  • 3522 S 194th St
  • 3730 S 194th St
  • 3522 S 194th St
  • 3719 S 194th St
  • 3767 S 194th St
  • 3779 S 191st Place
Please wear a face covering, otherwise please adhere to social distancing protocols.

Honoring a July 4th Tradition

A Tribute to Russ Austin

Angle Lake recently lost a long-time resident, former Shore Club President, and friend to many on the lake. Russ Austin enjoyed life to the fullest and loved the Angle Lake family where he lived with his wife (Patti) and their sons for the last 35 years. Family and community were a priority in Russ’s life and Angle Lake celebrations, including the 4th of July, were some of his favorites. He always looked forward to helping set the mood for the Fourth of July fireworks by placing flares on and around the lake, a tradition his family will be continuing this year in his honor. Russ will always be loved and will always be missed.  
In memory of Russ Austin, the Shore Club will help to continue supporting the Angle Lake July 4th flare tradition that he so loved. Flares will be left on your dock or dropped at your beach. We ask that you participate by igniting your flare at precisely 10:10 pm on the evening of July 4th and enjoy with your family the display of unity in honoring a tradition he loved so much.

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Please note that due to the persistent threat of the Corona Virus and the Governor’s orders aimed at prohibiting any large social gatherings, all of our other long time cherished Independence Day traditions have been canceled. 

This includes cancelation of the Manor Club Kiddies’ Parade; Bud Jones Run/Walk 5K ‘Round the Lake Race; Organized Dock Decorating Competition; and support for the large Fireworks Display over Angle Lake. We recognize and acknowledge that this is certainly disappointing news for many, however, safety for our members and our community is always our first and foremost priority. Please stay safe by observing our current laws regarding social distancing and the prohibition of discharging personal fireworks within SeaTac City Limits.