Dining Off The Beaten Path

Tucked away near the end of SR-509 and just off So. 188th street is a little known diner called the Class Act Restaurant. This establishment features a unique dining experience due to the fact that it is operated by high school students who are enrolled in culinary training at the Puget Sound Skills Center. Enrollees attend from neighboring school districts from all around South King County including Highline, Tukwila, Federal Way and Tahoma.

It is these students who are learning the details of restaurant and kitchen operations and practice their skills by operating the 72 seat dining room three days a week, Wednesday – Friday.  On these days they serve breakfast from 7-9AM and lunch from Noon-1PM. Since the restaurant is actually a ‘classroom’ they operate on full school days following the Highline School District Calendar. Refer to the Breakfast or Lunch pages for the specific days that they are open and to view what is currently being offered from the menu rotation.

The Class Act Restaurant
18010 8th Ave. So.

If your organization or event is looking for meeting space, please note that the Class Act also operates three banquet rooms: The Albrecht Room and The Green Room have seating for groups up to 25 people, and the Yormark Room can support groups up to 70. The rooms can be configured as you wish, with all the food service and audio/visual equipment that you request. They are available on any day that the restaurant is in operation. You can inquire about them by calling the office at the Puget Sound Skills Center at (206) 631-7300. 

Council Meetings Aired on Channel 21

The City of SeaTac announced through the October 19th City Managers Weekly Update that with the recently completed equipment upgrades, the City is now able to broadcast recorded video of the City Council Study Sessions and Council Meetings on SeaTV Channel 21 sooner than had previously been possible. 

Historically, the SeaTV schedule has been updated each Monday following a Council Meeting week; that will now change to Thursday of the same week.  The daily broadcast schedule for the meetings will remain unchanged, they will continue to air at: 2 AM, 8 AM, and 8 PM each day.

Please note, access to City Council Study Sessions and Council Meetings will continue to be available via internet connection for viewing on-demand.  These recordings are normally available for viewing the morning after the meetings are held.  The SeaTV Channel 21 weekly programming schedule is also available on the website, too.  Simply go the City website www.CityofSeaTac.com and click on the SeaTV menu button on the left side of the home page.  This will take you to the SeaTV Channel 21 home page where you can choose to view the TV schedule, the Council Meetings, and SeaTac informational videos.

Christmas Toy Drive

While I imagine most of you are still contemplating over which costume to wear for the upcoming Halloween Holiday –our neighbor Pattie Lenz is already making plans toward making the Christmas Holiday even brighter and more memorable for the less fortunate children in our community!

Her goal this year is to invite and involve as many Shore Club members as possible to come together and help bring a Holiday of Hope to children of SeaTac families through the annual Toy Drive. She is hoping that the many residents who have participated donating gifts to kids in the past will do so again this year and consider inviting additional friends and neighbors to join in as well.

Pattie easily recalls the many heartwarming stories and the pure pleasure experienced seeing the thrill and delight in a child’s face when they receive an unexpected gift from someone who cares. You too can help spread this joy by electing to purchasing an unwrapped child’s gift valued at no more than $20 and donating it to the Angle Lake Family Resource Center at 4040 So. 188th Street, SeaTac.  Gifts must be received no later than December 11th, after which time local families will then be invited to visit the center and select two gifts to give per child.  For more information please contact Leanne at (206) 816-3240 or Pattie at (206) 351-3086.  

This is a wonderful, joyful event to be involved with and a convincing act to show our community cares.

Good Times Brewing In Burien

Our region is well known for craft beers and beer festivals. There’s the Washington Brewer’s Festival, Belgianfest, the Everett Craft Beef Festival, Sour Fest, the Hard Liver Barleywine Fest and many, many more scattered all around the Seattle area and across the state. I hope you’ll make time this weekend to attend Washington’s newest beer festival, the B-Town Brewfest. 

The B-Town Brewfest will be held for the first time this coming Saturday, October 13th, at the Community Center in Burien with the proceeds from this festival benefiting the SeaTac Guild of the Seattle Children’s Hospital. For more details on this festival, you can check out the official website or read the local coverage story in this week’s Highline Times.

The full brewery lineup for the festival will include:

  • Airways Brewing Co., Kent, WA
  • Diamond Knot Craft Brewing, Mukilteo, WA
  • Elliott Bay Brewing Co., Burien, WA
  • Harmon Brewing Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Iron Horse Brewing, Ellensburg, WA
  • Laurelwood Brewing Co., Portland, OR
  • Ninkasi Brewing Co., Eugene, OR
  • Northwest Brewing Co./Flying Bike Coop Brewery, Pacific, WA
  • Odin Brewing Co., Seattle, WA
  • Schooner Exact Brewing Co., Seattle, WA
  • The Ram Brewery, Seattle, WA
  • Wingman Brewery, Tacoma, WA

The festival will be divided into two sessions.  The first is from 11:30AM  – 3:30PM and the second will be from 4:30PM – 8:30PM.  Tickets for the festival are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate.  Your ticket price includes admission to the festival, a festival program, a 5 oz commemorative taster glass and 9 tasting tokens.  Additional drink tokens will be available for purchase for $2 each.  

With fall weather making a return and rain expected to pour all weekend outside, why not spend the day Saturday enjoying a few pours of your new favorites inside!  Head over to Burien to savor some good brews while supporting a good cause!

As always, drink responsibly and stay safe out there.

Announcing: A New Community Forum

A new feature has recently been added to the Angle Lake Shore Club electronic ecosystem which will enable residents to communicate directly to the community through an internet message board. 

What is an Online Forum?
An internet message board or forum is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. They differ from chat rooms in that messages are at least temporarily archived. Also, depending on the access level of a user or the forum set-up, a posted message might need to be approved by a moderator before it becomes visible.  At this time, the ALSC Forum will not require moderator approval for messages to be viewed. 

A discussion forum is hierarchical or tree-like similar to a file/folder/document structure. A forum contains an infinite number of individual topics. Within a forum's topic, each new discussion started is called a thread, and can be replied to by as many people as so wish.

The ALSC forum's settings currently allow users remain anonymous or by electing to become a registered user, you will be able to edit and personalize your profile, subscribe to receive post notifications via email, control your starred items and manage your history. Once registered with the forum you’ll be required to log in on subsequent visits in order to post messages however, no users are required to log in to read existing messages.

Locating the Forum
You can access the forum through the active link located on the ALSC Blog Site Homepage, listed on the right hand side under the Additional Links section.  Clicking on the link will transition your browser view to the forum page where you’ll see the individual forum topics listed in reverse chronological order where the most recent post or reply is listed at the top.  Clicking on any of these posts will reveal the threaded conversations relating to the topic. 

Purpose of the ALSC Forum
The forum has been created with one purpose in mind: allow the members of ALSC the opportunity to communicate real-time, unassisted and direct with other community members without having to rely on email addresses or group distribution lists. The forum has replaced the previous assisted Lost and Found and Classified pages on the blog. 

It’s YOUR forum, communicate how you like!  We only ask that you keep it clean, keep it civil.

Washington's Most Wanted

King County Police are searching for a Sex Offender known to jump out of bushes, trying to lure young girls back into woods.  Mitchell McKay is a child predator whose been previously convicted of Rape of a Child and Child Molestation – both charges in the first degree. An arrest warrant was issued in September and detectives believe he has been camping in the woods off I-5 in SeaTac, -- mainly in the woods along Military Rd.

Age: 49
Ht: 5’7”
Wt: 230 lbs

If you spot him, or know where he’s hiding, call an anonymous tip into: CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS