Around the Corner: Cheap(er) Gas!

No, I'm not pretending to predict the price per barrel of crude oil will be coming down anytime soon – what I'm talking about is an opportunity to save money in these times of hyperinflation!

I usually don't get too excited about saving a few pennies per gallon on gasoline, especially if I have to travel a little bit out of my way to take advantage. But after having faced paying $5.05 per gallon recently in San Diego and with local reader boards consistently displaying $4.29 a gallon around town, I admit my interest was piqued when I caught a sign reading $3.69/gl. 

Considering an average fill-up requires 12-16 gallons for a standard passenger car and 26-38 gallons for a pickup truck – at $3.69 a gallon, you stand to realize savings between $7 to $23 per fill. That's no chump change. 

So just where is this secret petroleum paradise located? Well, first off, it's not intended to be a well-kept secret, although there has been zero wait time every time I've visited. This hot spot filling station is actually hiding in plain sight within the Safeway parking lot at Military Road So and So 164th Street – just look for the Purple Truck displaying the BOOSTER brand name. All you need to do is pull up alongside, send a cellular phone text message to the code shown and follow the simple instructions to pay by credit card. Sound complicated, don't worry! The fine attendants at the filling location will be eager to assist you through the procedural instructions and heck, you don't even need to get out of the vehicle – they'll even pump for you! (Just like being in Oregon without having to go to Oregon – double bonus!). 

I hope you take advantage of this way to save a few bucks. 

  • High-quality Fuel
  • Great local prices
  • Full-service
  • Contactless
Please mention that you were referred by the Angle Lake Shore Club Blog and let us know if you have any other money-saving information to share with your neighbors.
Happy Motoring!  

Voluntary Camera Registration Program

The SeaTac Police Department is creating a security camera registration program to help aid future investigations within the City of SeaTac. The objective of the program is to establish a map of both business and residential exterior facing camera locations throughout the City. The goal is to deter crime and promote public safety through a collaborative partnership between the City of SeaTac Police Department and the community they serve.

Be a Community Safety Partner

Enrolling home and business security cameras in the program will enable the SeaTac Police Department to know where security cameras are located. If something happens within view of a registered camera, knowing who to request video recordings from will expedite police department investigations for solving crimes promptly in your community.

By signing up, you WILL NOT be giving the police department access to your cameras. You are simply letting them know the cameras exist so that police officials can reach out to you if a crime happens in your neighborhood.

The information provided about you and your camera system will be for official use only. Your personal information will remain confidential and not be distributed except as required by law or court order. And SeaTac Police Department Officials will not request or obtain direct access or remote access to the camera equipment, security footage or cloud stored data.

This program is entirely voluntary and you can withdraw your camera information at any time.

Questions about the program, registering your security camera or canceling your registration can be directed to Community Service Officer Regina Burke at rburke@kingcounty.gov

New Year's Day - Polar Bear Plunge!

Ring in the New Year with friends & good cheer. Join your neighbors at the Angle Lake Manor Club Beach Lot for coffee, Trader Joe’s gluten free treats, Grand Central Bakery pastries and a hot Azteca party platter.


Fabulous prizes will be raffled.
Bring food or money to help replenish the Highline Food Bank depleted by holiday demand and get a raffle ticket for your Food Bank donation, get another for wearing a costume and yet another for taking the plunge! Special Grand Prize goes to the best costume, so dress up and help assure the most fun event of the year!

Angle Lake Manor Club Beach
3419 South 194th Street
January 1st, 2022

Schedule:
  • 11:00 AM Gates Open, Light Refreshments Offered
  • 12:00 AM Raffle Prize Drawings and The Big Plunge after
  • 01:00 PM Conclusion
Hints and Safety Tips:
  • Dress Up in costume over your swimsuit to add whimsy
  • Come Early. Parking is limited. Carpool or come by boat.
  • Anyone with heart problems should consult your health care provider before participating. If you don't participate, you’re still welcome to join us and watch.
  • Do Not Drink. Alcohol does not warm you up. It accelerates hypothermia.
  • Do Not Stay In The Water Longer Than 15 Minutes. Body heat is lost 25 times faster in the water than in air.
  • Keep Your Outer Clothing On until swim time and remove any wet clothing before getting back into dry clothes.
  • Have Fun!

Collecting donations that benefit our local food bank, winning prizes, enjoying the company of our neighbors and having a Great Time. That’s the true Reason why we’ll be out there Freezin’!  Hope you’ll plan to join us!  For additional information, contact Tani Rae at (206) 300-5740.

The Santa Cruise That Almost Wasn't!

Two days before Santa’s planned visit, the Goulet Boyz and Fuzz spent the afternoon transforming Bruce’s pontoon boat into Santa’s Christmas Boat. The canopy was erected over the front to cover guests coming on board to meet Santa and hundreds of lights strung from aft to stern and port to starboard to light the way. After a decent day of work, the determined group finished installing all the holiday decorations before nightfall. All was set and ready to go to greet Santa on board.

Friday brought with it heavy rain, which could be a bit unpleasant for guests waiting on the docks to greet Santa, but once onboard, they’d be undercover and kept dry. Perhaps the weather would turn better the next day?  Saturday rolled around with continuing rain, and it looked certain that it was going to be a wet one, but then around one o’clock that afternoon, the clouds dissipated and sunshine filled the sky. Could this be grace bestowed upon the Angle Lake Shore Club, proving weather predictions wrong again and presenting pleasant conditions for the event? It indeed seemed that way until suddenly, near 3:30 pm, a violent squall let loose with strong winds approaching 45 mph! Within a span of about 20 minutes, the heavy winds had left the canopy in a twisted mess of canvass and metal. Several light strings were detached and strewn about the deck of the Christmas boat and onto the dock. The effort to prepare in advance of the event seemed to be all for not. It now appeared that the inclement weather had taken its toll and would force the cancelation of Santa’s Christmas Cruise. 


Phones began lighting up, inquiring if we should take the risk of continuing as planned by taking Santa around by boat to all the docks or if we should consider loading him in a van and visiting by way of land instead. Many questions needed answers, as we were closing in on less than an hour away from the first scheduled stop. 

Almost as quickly as the storm rolled in, the winds calmed, and the rains ceased. However, the canopy was confirmed to be a total loss. Santa would indeed get soaked if it started raining again, leaving him cold and wet. Regardless, the team decided that the event would go on as planned as Santa was determined to keep his scheduled rounds and not disappoint the children expecting him. Bruce said he’d take care of redecorating the boat and exceeded everyone’s expectations by pulling the display back together all by himself in time for the start of the event beginning! 

In the end, the ship glided brilliantly illuminated through the dry nighttime sky. And Santa was able to greet over 40 children around the lake, including a final visit at the Angle Lake Mobile Home Park before its scheduled closing next year. 

Thank you to Santa, the entire crew and especially Bruce and Sandy for undergoing an extra special effort to ensure priceless childhood memories were created that will last throughout their lifetime. Photos captured during the event may be viewed HERE.  

Bruce and Sandy Goulet
Principal Event Coordinators

Adopt-A-Street SeaTac registration opens Jan. 3

A new opportunity will provide individuals, local businesses and organizations a chance to beautify SeaTac by picking up littler along the streets.

SeaTac is starting its first ever Adopt-A-Street program, which will offer individuals, local businesses and organizations an opportunity to beautify SeaTac by picking up littler along the streets.

Adopting a street means that you will make a commitment to clean up litter four times per year along a street segment of your choice. We will support you with litter pickers, gloves, safety vests, garbage bags and will post a sign along the street for all to see who is doing the amazing Adopt-A-Street work.

Removing litter improves safety and the appearance of the community, and also prevents pollution from entering drainage systems and waterways.

The program opens Jan. 3 at noon. Streets will be provided on a first come first served basis. Requests need to be emailed to mgiem@seatacwa.gov, requests will not be honored if sent in before the start time. 

Please include:

  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Street section requested