Sound Transit Open House

200th Street Station Open House
Wednesday, March 2nd from 5:00 until 8:00 PM
SeaTac City Hall, Council Chambers

The S. 200th Street light rail extension project will consist of nearly 2 miles of track and a new Link station located near S. 200th Street and 28th Avenue South. Funding to extend the Sound Transit Central Link light rail south from the SeaTac/Airport Station to S. 200th Street was approved by the region's voters in November 2008. In addition to elevated train platforms with covered waiting areas; the project will make several additional enhancements to the area including off-street parking for commuters, improvements to 200th street to better accommodate a bus loop for local bus routes, and kiss-and-ride passenger drop off area. As with other stations along the Link Light Rail route, the 200th street station will integrate the uniqueness of the neighborhood and environmental surroundings into the structural design and public art.

The extended station had originally been targeted for a 2023 opening, however with changing conditions, the Sound Transit organization is assessing whether it may make sense to accelerate plans to accommodate an operational station to be ready as early as 2015! A “Go/No Go” decision to accept the accelerated plan is expected this spring.

As part of the decision process, Sound Transit is hosting an Open House in the SeaTac City Hall Council Chambers on Wednesday, March 2nd from 5-8 PM where the public can express opinion, offer suggestions and get any concerns addressed or questions answered. This is your opportunity to help influence and shape the uniqueness of your neighborhood station. We encourage you to invite your neighbors to come join you at this meeting to ensure your preferences heard.

Picture Perfect Mornings!

Don’t you just love these CRISP, clear winter mornings in the month of February?  In case you are not an early weekend riser, here are some scenes of what you missed while your eyelids were closed!

A full moon in February is named a "Snow Moon".  The photograph above was taken on the morning of the 19th.  Note how much the trajectory path dipped into the south on the following morning below.

And although the Moon over the water is an impressive site - I never tire admiring the majestic image of Mt Rainier standing vigilant watch over the Valley.

If you have a particular favorite photo that you've taken from the Angle Lake Area, please email it to us and we'll share them with your neighbors in future postings.  Enjoy the day!

(P.S. clicking on the individual photos will reveal a larger version)

Grab Your Planner, The Dates Are Set!

The Angle Lake Shore Club board members met on Wednesday, February 16th to kick off the 2011 season.  The group welcomed new board member, Steve Beck, into the role as Advisor.  This position was formerly held by Shirley Stevens, a fifteen plus year board member veteran and one of the prominent icons in our community (no pressure Steve!).  We introduced a new position to the board, Action Committee Chairman, which is being filled by another new member to the board, Russ Austin.  Please join us in welcoming our new and returning board members for 2011!
Click on the "About Us" link at the top of the page
 to familiarize yourself with ALSC Board Members and the positions they hold
Included among the many new and exciting events we are considering to bring to light this year was the selection of dates for our annual main events.  The dates are as follows:
  • SUN  APR 17           Angle Lake Fishing Derby
  • MON  JUL 04          Independence Day On The Lake
  • SAT  AUG 13           Floating Tapas
  • SAT  SEP 10            ALSC Classic Horse n’ Around Race
  • SAT  DEC 03           Members Only Christmas Party
In addition to the list of events above, we will plan to continue our “Middle of the ‘L’ Social Hours” during the summer months and potentially introduce a few new civically responsible events for members to participate in.  HINT: The dates of our annual event will remain listed on the lower right column of the blog for reference throughout the year.  Additional events and dates will be announced through blog posts and through our quarterly newsletter.

The enthusiasm level of your 2011 Board is through the roof. They are looking forward to delivering a host of quality social events to the neighborhood and are eager to greet you there. 

Kick Off Planning for 2011

Your volunteer board members of the Angle Lake Shore Club will be gathering this Wednesday, February 16th to kick off event planning for 2011. The team will be meeting to establish the dates for our regular annual activities and to start discussing the possibility of adding maybe one or two more organized events.

Before we begin, we’d like to ask you – our members – for your feedback. If you’ve attended any of the events we’d like to hear about your experience; if you have recommendations for improvements we’d like to hear about that; if you have any suggestions for additional events and/or activities to consider please use the comments option below this post or email the blog team at

Some additional ideas for consideration that do not necessarily need board involvement but only requires a resident to lead the effort from your immediate neighborhood are:  
  • Improving Community Safety by forming a Block Watch. Become better acquainted with your neighbors by creating a neighborhood directory containing contact information.  Host a quarterly meeting to come together to discuss current concerns.  Invite local law enforcement to offer suggestions and assistance in forming and strengthening your block watch.
  • Clean Sweep.  Whether it’s a result of inconsiderate pedestrians and/or motorists discarding trash in a high traffic area, or created from an excessive wind on trash collection day – litter is an unpleasant situation that will not go away unless someone takes the necessary action to clean it up. Take an assessment of your area to determine if it is littered with trash and consider teaming up with your neighbors to make light the work.
The preceding ideas are not only opportunities to improve the quality of life in your neighborhood but also opportunities to become better acquainted with your neighbors. We hope you’ll consider taking the necessary lead to implement the required actions.

City of SeaTac Negotiating Franchise Renewal

Although there seems to have been no public announcement released indicating such activity taking place, a local resident has written the ALSC Blog to inform us that the City of SeaTac is conducting a series of meetings with Comcast concerning renewal of the non-exclusive franchise agreement. It was mentioned that a second meeting is scheduled for sometime next week.

Included information indicates that Interim Assistant City Manager, Jeff Robinson, is leading the renegotiation effort for the city. An email sent from the ALSC Blog to Mr. Robinson inquiring about a detailed status pertaining to these ongoing negotiations has gone without response.  An extensive search of the City Website has produced no recent information regarding this renewal activity either. 

Using the City of Seattle Comcast Franchise Renewal Page as a model, according to the website a Cable Franchise Agreement is what sets the terms for a cable provider to operate within city limits.  It is a tool to help protect consumers, maintain a minimum level of service quality, establish or expand current level of benefit for Senior and low income discounts, a means to establish use of free cable modem service to non-profits, and free cable to schools and City buildings and other notable benefits.  It is revealed a favorable source of revenue to the city in which the City of SeaTac 2011 Preliminary Budget showed forecast revenue at $250,000.00 generated from Franchise Fees charged to Comcast.

If you are a subscriber of Comcast Cable Service or you benefit from the reduced rate services negotiated through the previous Franchise Agreement, we encourage you to contact Jeff Robinson at (206) 973-4812 and offer your feedback for consideration in negotiating renewal terms.  Additional details will be posted when they are revealed.

Dinner, Dance and Dole

If Dining, Dancing and Romancing with your sweetie sounds like a perfect way for raising some much needed cash for local student enhancement programs then the Rotary Club of SeaTac is hosting the perfect gig for you!
You and your significant other are invited to the Rotary Valentine’s Dinner and Dance.  Lace up your shoes because, as the name suggests, there will be dancing to musical favorites from as early as the 20’s and running all the way through to the 80’s!  You may also consider wearing your favorite stretch pants, too because a delicious dinner featuring your choice of Beef or Chicken will be delivered to your table.  A decadent dessert auction will complete the meal but the excitement doesn’t end there! Raffle tickets will be sold for chances to win some wonderful wines; gorgeous gift baskets; and fabulous weekend getaways!   

Rotary’s Valentine Dinner/Dance
SeaTac Community Center
Saturday, February 12th
6:00 PM until 10:00 PM

If you're interested attending, you must act now as tickets must be purchased no later than February 7th.  Tickets are $45 each for Dinner and Dancing.  Auction Purchases and Raffle Tickets are not included in the cost of the event tickets. For information on how to purchase tickets or receive additional information please email Dave Bush at or by telephone at 206-669-7263.

A Sweetheart Deal For You and Your Valentine!

You may have learned recently that Cedarbrook Lodge, located at 18525 36th Avenue South in SeaTac, has been rated the No. 1 hotel in the US, according to the TripAdvisor® 2011 Travelers’ Choice® Awards. In addition to top hotel, it also won honors as No. 2 Bargain in the U.S., No. 6 Best Service in the U.S. and No. 17 hotel in the world!  
What makes Cedarbrook Lodge a top world class place to stay beyond great service and exquisite interior furnishings is that the lodge is located on 18-acres of restored wetlands creating a unique secluded wooded emersion for guests while in actuality being only minutes away from a major urban center. Ultra-comfortable guest room accommodations offer total relaxation, free parking, WiFi, Northwest continental breakfast, shuttle service and complimentary amenities including 24-hour grab ‘n’ go snacks such as Cedarbrook’s signature malt balls and individual servings of Häagen-Dazs® ice cream certainly help too!

If you’re wondering what it would be like to experience these World Class Award Winning accommodations firsthand, here is your chance! Through special arrangement for Angle Lake Shore Club Members, Cedarbrook Lodge is extending a special $109 rate when using the booking code ANGLE for overnight stays beginning Feb. 11 through Feb. 14. Take advantage of this rare offer by treating your Valentine to a romantic overnight stay and getaway at the Cedarbrook Lodge.