Reminder of Two Upcoming Recycling Events

As the outdoor activities start to wind down, you may find you have a need for some extra storage space to  store all the new water toys you’ve accumulated over the summer.  If you have some no longer used appliances hanging around taking up valuable space, why not consider gathering them up along with any other scrap metals, batteries, and tires and disposing of them at no charge during the Special Recycling Event being held on Saturday, October 9th from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm at the Tyee Educational Complex on 188th street. Refrigerators and freezers will also be accepted with payment of a $20 disposal fee per item. This event is open to all King County Residents.

Then, just in time to assist  getting rid of all the yard waste that is generated from fall storms – the City of SeaTac will host the annual Fall Yard Debris Collection Event at the Tyee Education Complex on Saturday, October 23rd from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm.  The event site will accept up to 3 vehicle loads per household of yard organics which includes grass, leaves, branches and prunings. Please note that rocks, sod, dirt or materials larger than 4 inches wide and 8 feet long will not be accepted.  The Yard Waste Collection Event is open to Citizens of SeaTac only, Proof of Residency is required.

These (mostly) free events are being produced the City of SeaTac in partnership with Washington State Dept. of Ecology; King County Solid Waste Division and the local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County. We recommend that you mark these events on your calendar so that you don’t miss the opportunity to take advantage of these beneficial services!

An Easier Way To Get Your ALSC News!

The Blog Team has implemented a new method which we hope will make it easier for you to obtain the latest ALSC news.  Receiving new posts delivered directly to your email inbox couldn't be easier!  Located on the upper right side of this page, you'll see a new menu option titled "Subscribe Via Email!"  Simply fill in your preferred email address and choose Subscribe. A new window will popup asking you to confirm your Email Subscription Request by requiring you to type a short string of characters displayed in the window - then choose Complete Subscription Request.  Shortly thereafter, you should receive a confirmation email in your inbox for you to acknowledge that you are indeed the individual interested in signing up for email feeds (this prevents "fre-nemies" from signing up for you!)

That is all there is to it. When complete, each time a new post is created on the Blog, an email will be sent to you containing the context of the post. Your individual experience may vary determined browser, email client and settings: If you have an HTML capabilities set your email should look similar to this html presentation; esle if you are set to receive only text your email should look similar to this text only presentation.   If a post is not created that day, no email will be sent - only when posts are created will you receive an email notification.  I hope you try this new feature and find it useful.

It’s a Wrap! 2010 Outdoor Activities Complete

Tonight, September 24th proved to be a perfect evening for our final Friday Evening Two-Hour Social in the middle of the “L’.  The temperature was t-shirt mild and the skies were nice and clear allowing full visibility to the glowing Harvest Moon with Venus shining brightly off to the side.

Captains Pickett, Bryant and Todd tied their party barges together to create a nice flotilla for family and residents to gather together to share hors d’oeuvres, drinks and reflect on the highly successful 2010 outdoor activities hosted by the Angle Lake Shore Club.  Reminiscing about the good times had at the Fishing Derby where  over 100 residents gathered to compete in capturing the largest fish from the lake while also reeling in some excellent raffle prizes;  the outstanding July Fourth races which included running, swimming, boating and culminated with a fantastic Fireworks show enjoyed by lakeside residents and residents from all over our South Sound Communities who gathered at Angle Lake Park for viewing; the Tasty Tapas where participation expanded to over 150 participants for eats, drinks and some unexpected entertainment; and finally a couple of new firsts – the Angle Lake Horse N’ Around Classic games and the weekly two hour social itself.

With this final Friday in September, the Shore Club concludes the 2010 outdoor activity for the season, almost.  Our next planned outdoor activity is scheduled for Mid to Late December when we are hoping for increased participation in the Christmas Cruise by encouraging residents to outfit their Party Barge or other boat with Christmas lights and decorations and join together to circle the lake to help spread holiday cheer with residents along the lake shore.  ALSC will then finish out the year by bringing it indoors at the Todd residence (Post 78) site of our Members Only Annual Christmas Party on December 4th further details will be supplied as we approach this date.  

We hope that you had an opportunity to join in and enjoy one or more of these events this year! If so, the Board Members would appreciate if you would comment on your experience.  Your comments will reassure the ALSC leadership is delivering quality entertainment for our lake community residents.  Your positive comments will help insure we continue doing the right things and we welcome any constructive criticism that may support additional improvements to make this the best community for us to continue to call home.  

Help Needed to Reunite Injured Pet with Owner

Last night a call was received from Officer Kruger with the SeaTac Police Department.  She reported that she had been flagged down by a couple of teenagers to report a car driving down 188th in front of Tyee HS had hit a small dog and failed to stop.  The injured animal was located by the officer and brought to a vet in Burien for emergency services.  Officer Kruger indicated that the dog received significant injury to the rear leg and if it cannot be fixed they may have to amputate the leg.  Fortunately the dog had a micro chip implanted so she was able to get the names of the last registered owner.  Having concern for the dogs well being, she was hoping that a Shore Club member may know who the owner so the dog may be returned to them.

The chip listed two potential owners: Kevin Kersten and a Walt Williams.  The dog’s name is listed as ‘Peety’ and is a 5-6 year old rusty brown Pomeranian.  Again the dog was hit on the north side of South 188th near Tyee High School.  Officer Kruger can be reached at (206) 973-4915.  

Horse N Around Race A Huge Win!

The weather leading up to Race Day wasn't looking real promising, that and we had to scramble at the last minute to recreate plans to bring our wagering back into compliance with the law...
It truly seemed like the ODDS were not in our favor!

As morning broke on Saturday, a heavy mist hung low over the lake and it appeared like everything was going to be a real soaker again that day but then, the skies began to clear and the lake was springing to life as party barges, boats and neighbors from all around began to converge onto Jones Beach for what was to turn out to be a highly successful first of it's kind event on the lake!

Judging the positive response from each of the nearly one hundred participants and spectators, I am confident we'll see this event returning again next year!  Watch for the Fall Quarter Newsletter for more details. 
Team Chum Salmon agree that this event turned out to be a Number One draw for 2010. Additional event photos may be viewed here.

Angle Lake Is Once Again Safe!

Thanks to the efforts of one (1) concerned citizen the
Angle Lake Community is deemed SAFE again. 

After contacting Seatac Police; the State Gaming Commission and the Liquor Control Board, a self appointed anonymous public servant was successful in creating a slight disruption in plans for the Angle Lake Shore Club Classic Horse N Around Race. Contrary to what the board interpreted as acceptable gaming, the type of wagering planned was eventually determined to be valid only on Washington State Golf Courses and has now been confirmed as non-compliant with state gaming restrictions - (editorial opinion: Golfers must have better lobbyist than lake shore residents!). Therefore, the planned PARA-MUTUAL wagering system will no longer be included in this event.  We will however maintain an atmosphere of competitive betting by employing ‘monopoly’ money where all spectators will be provided an equal amount of ‘play’ currency so that spectators may still bet however they desire among the favored teams.  Instead of cash payouts, we will be awarding a very nice prize to the person who at the end of the race manages to accumulate the most currency from the original amount of ‘play’ money issued. We apologize for any disappointment these changes may cause for people who were looking forward to the wagering part of this event.

In a statement received by ALSC President Lonnie Goulett, he confirms "there is never an intent of the ALSC to organize any event that is illegal or is offensive to our members. It is our hope that in the future, if an event is considered offensive, inappropriate or questionable by anyone in our community, that the offended individual(s) approach the ALSC board first with their concerns so that we may have an opportunity to resolve said concerns - rather than the individual discretely register complaints with the authorities at the last minute. The ALSC Board is first and foremost concerned about maintaining the integrity and sense of community, probably more so than your local civil servants will be. Please bare in mind that the board are elected representatives of YOUR Shore Club, consisting of residents that voluntarily work very hard to keep our social club fresh and fun and encourage other residents to become more involved with your Shore Club to help us keep improving our events."

Even with these minor changes, it is evident that there will still be plenty of fun and entertainment offered. We hope that you can come join us for a day at the 'Races' this Saturday.

Angle Lake Classic Horse 'N' Around Race

This Saturday, September 18th is the date for the first ever Angle Lake Classic Horse N Around Race at Jones Beach starting at 11:00 AM and running until 5:30 PM.  Tuesday Evening, the ALSC Board Members met to discuss the final plans and preparations for the Classic Horse N Around Race.  Co-conspirators Jim and Judy informed the Board that the competing team registration was now closed with a total of ten teams filed and two more teams waiting in reserve.  The teams to compete will include the 'Try Babes'; Miss Behavin; and Chum Salmon.
The Board also enjoyed a preview of the games to be staged - games titled Build & Destroy; Suck It Up and People Fishing Derby. Let me tell you! These games are going to be as much fun to watch as they are going to be to compete in!  Should workout to be a great time for all involved.

Keep watching this space for further event details as a full list of team names and bios will be posted on Thursday.

Sitting in the Middle of 'L'

For the third straight Friday in a row, residents met in the middle of the 'L' to share snacks and refreshments - and a little bit about themselves with their neighbors in an effort to become better acquainted with each other.
The weather couldn't have been better for this late summer (albeit more akin to early fall) evening... the temperature was mild and the clouds parted for a nice late evening glow as TaniRae and her husband Johnathan joined with Jim, Bruce, Kathy, Julie and Fuzz for sharing the most favorite instances from the recent Tapas event and divulging predictions for the upcoming 'Horsing Around Race' scheduled for next weekend the 18th!

There's just two more planned Fridays's left for the lake social, look forward to meeting you out there!

Coyote Sightings Around The Lake

Neighbors have reported seeing coyotes, and possibly fox, in and around the yards bordering the shores of Angle Lake.  Please observe the following recommendations to assist in coexisting with coyotes in our area.

Do not feed coyotes
Coyotes in the urban environment have an adequate food supply and are capable of surviving in this environment without our help. In fact, by feeding coyotes you put yourself, your neighborhood and the coyote at risk. A coyote that becomes dependent on humans for food may become too bold around humans, bite someone and have to be destroyed.

Report aggressive coyotes
Aggressive coyotes should be immediately reported to the City of Seatac Police Department at 206.296.3311. If a coyote behaves aggressively toward humans, it will be removed from the neighborhood.

Be prepared!
If you are concerned about encountering an aggressive coyote, you may want to keep a deterrent handy. Deterrents can include rocks, pots and pans, tennis balls, tin cans filled with nails or coins to make loud noise and a super-soaker filled with vinegar.

If a coyote approaches you:
  • Appear to be as Big, Mean and Loud as possible
  • Make yourself appear larger (stand up if sitting)
  • Wave your arms, throw objects (not food) at the coyote and use your deterrent
  • Shout in a deep, loud and aggressive voice
  • If the coyote continues to approach, DO NOT RUN or turn your back on the coyote. Continue to exaggerate the above gestures while maintaining eye contact and moving toward an area of human activity

Keeping our pets safe. Recognizing the risk is the first step toward preventing conflict between coyotes and your pet. Coyotes will prey on outdoor cats and small dogs. Pets have been reportedly taken from backyards, open spaces and even right off the leash. There are, however, some things you can do to reduce the risk to your pets:

If you own a cat: The only way to guarantee your cat’s safety is to keep it indoors. Removing coyote attractants from your yard and neighborhood will reduce the probability of a coyote visiting your home. Outdoor cats face potential death from cars, diseases, parasites, raccoons and dogs, in addition to coyotes.

If you own a small dog: If you are aware of coyotes in your neighborhood, you can greatly reduce the risk of conflict if you:
  • Keep your dog on a short leash while outside and avoid extension leashes
  • Supervise your dog when it is off-leash in the yard
  • Walk your dog at times and places that coincide with high pedestrian traffic
  • Keep your dog in front of you; if your dog stops, keep an eye on it
  • Dog walk with other people 

If you own a large dog: Coyotes pose less risk to medium-to large-sized dogs. Keep large dogs on leash, except in designated areas, and discourage your dog from feeling comfortable with coyotes by preventing it from “playing” or interacting with a coyote.

Who Would Wants Dick's In Our Neighborhood???

Dick’s Drive-In plans to open its first new location in the Seattle area since when they last opened the resteraunt at the bottom of Queen Anne Hill way back in 1974.
The restaurant chain is considering locations within the city of Seattle and outside the city, and customers can vote on where the restaurant should be built at the company’s website.  Dick’s is allowing voters to choose from three potential new drive-in locations: North (Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Edmonds, South Everett); South (West Seattle, South Seattle, Renton, Burien, SeaTac, Tukwila); and East (Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Sammamish).

“We are very excited to make this historic expansion after 36 years. And we want to involve our customers and the community, asking everyone to help us find the best location for our next restaurant," said Jim Spady, vice president of Dick’s Drive-Ins and son of co-founder Dick Spady, in a statement.

The first place tally at the time of this writing was 40% North with 44012 votes versus South at 40% with 44391 votes!  If you are a fan of Dick's Drive in and would like to see an outlet in one of our Southend Neighborhoods - please go to the site and VOTE! and encourage your friends and family to do the same!