Freezin' for a Reason in 2020!

Don’t miss the Polar Plunge Beach Brunch Jan 1st.
Ring in the New Year with friends & good cheer. 

Eat at 11 AM, Raffle at Noon, Jump After.

Join your neighbors at the beach lot, 3419 So. 194th, for Starbuck’s coffee and a splash of Bailey's, some tasty Trader Joe’s gluten-free pastries, delicious Azteca hot platter, and Grand Central Bakery delectable treats.

Bring food or money to help replenish the Highline Food Bank depleted by holiday demand. Get a raffle ticket for your donation. Fabulous prizes will be raffled. You can earn multiple raffle tickets: one for your food bank donation, one for wearing a costume and one for taking the plunge.

A special grand prize goes to the best costume of the New Year. 
Check out the fun video here: 

Dress up and make the fun happen!
Happy New Year!!!

P.S. You know the year 2020 is going to be filled with so many puns about perfect vision - I can’t wait to see them all.  

Santa's Christmas Cruise Photos!

Just in time for the holidays, photos from the Santa Cruise are here, available for you to share with your friends and family!

Santa and his elf helpers visited over 75 kids at a total of 10 stops around Angle Lake including the Mobile Home Park and for the first time, 15 children from the Landing Apartments. At each of these stops, our neighbor Jennifer Marcum captured some fantastic photos of the children and their families enjoying their special visit with Santa. 

The trip this year was an extra memorable one for Santa. He was able to stop by and pay his respects to a recently departed close friend on the lake, Russ Austin. His tribute was to set a lake flare ablaze on a wooden float similar to what Russ has been noted for supporting every year for the Angle Lake Fourth of July Fireworks. Other special moments were the children gathered at the Louvier’s dock greeting Santa with a joyous chorus of Christmas Carols.

According to ALSC President, Lonnie Goulet, this was the best outing in the 8 years the cruise has been operating. “The gal at the Landing Apartments was the most pleasant surprise.” Lonnie commented, “You ask me what the difference was this year that got the kids to turn out and my answer is simple. It was the extra effort put in this year by both Diane at the Mobile Home Park and Ashley at the Landing Apartments. They took the extra time to go door-to-door and get people committed to showing up to meet Santa.” 

As you’ll see from the photos taken, it was a good turn out and evident that all involved had a great time.  And with that, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a truly joyous New Year!

Santa Is On His Way!

Santa Cruise and Christmas Boats
Saturday, December 14th
5:00 - 9:00 PM
While our days grow colder, things are really starting to heat up at the North Pole! Toyshop shifts are running full tilt and around the clock. And while this leaves little time for the elves to do anything else, take confidence in knowing they have everything under complete control – enough so to allow time for Santa to plan his visits to his most favorite place on earth – Angle Lake!

Santa looks forward to these special visits each year, an opportunity to meet and greet with the children around the lake. And what better way to do that than onboard a festooned pontoon boat.

Santa will be stopping by Angle Lake on Saturday, December 14th with the first visit scheduled for 5:00 PM. If there are any kids at your household who are anxious to see Santa, please plan to gather at any one of the assigned docks. Click the image below to download a copy of the map and times.

An Elegant Affair! December 7th.

The annual Angle Lake Shore Club Members Only Christmas Party is scheduled for Saturday, December 7th. If you plan to attend, purchase your tickets before Monday, November 25th to SAVE $5.00 off the regular $45 admission price.

The Christmas Party is a wonderful opportunity to dress to the nines in your finest Christmas Attire; visit with familiar neighbors and meet new members; share the fun times that were had at this past year’s club events!

Included with your price for admission is a delicious catered Buffet Style Dinner with an open bar. We’ll again announce Mr. and Mrs. Christmas Award to the person/couple who best represents Community Giving on Angle Lake. Come dressed in your best holiday outfit!

This is a private party for Angle Lake Shore Club Members Only of current standing and their invited guests. If your membership is not current, no worries, we are accepting application requests for new and renewal memberships alongside Christmas Party ticket purchases. Membership enrollment form along with party times and location detail is available by clicking HERE.

Should you have any unanswered questions or if you’d like to assist in setting up, decorating, or clean up, please contact our hostess, Nancy Erickson at (206) 465-0988. Here’s looking toward seeing you at the 2019 ALSC Christmas Party!

Angle Lake Family Resource Center Holiday of Hope

The holidays are a good time for reflection – 

Thanksgiving is a great time to give pause to be thankful for all that we have, and Christmas is a wonderful time to give and share our gifts with others in need. And now, is the perfect time of the year for our annual Holiday of Hope fundraiser to benefit our less fortunate SeaTac residents during this magical season.

Angle Lake Neighborhood Representative Patricia Morinelli won’t be organizing an evening get together for Holiday of Hope this year, but it is her hope that you will still consider making a generous donation to this great cause. Please message Patricia via facebook if you have any questions and please share this message with all your friends and neighbors! 

The following is a copy of the letter received from the Holiday of Hope organizer, Amy Lloyd Wagner:

The Resource Center has made giving even easier. You can use the following link to make an online donation to the cause:

Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope. The LCSNW Family Support Centers are a 501(c)3 program of Lutheran Community Services Northwest.

Calling All Costumed BOOs and GOUHLs!

Get your trick or treating started right! Gather at the below lakeside scheduled locations for the community-wide Angle Lake Shore Club Spooktacular BooCruise!

Sunday, October 27th 
3:00-5:30 PM

2019 marks ALSC’s 5th annual Halloween event - the ALSC Spooktacular Boo Cruise! Modeled after the ALSC Easter Bunny Dock Hop the Spooktacular Boo Cruise is of a similar fashion, Halloween fashion that is! 
click HERE to download map

Between 3:00 – 5:30 PM the BooBoat will circle Angle Lake with Spooky treats to give trick-or-treaters! The Boo Boat will stop at scheduled locations to hand out spooky treats to those children, families, and adults who are dressed in costume! 

We’ll have our club photographer on board ready to take family photos for you or with you and our All Hallows Eve Helpers. You’ll never know who will make a special appearance on board for our Boo Cruise, so this is one event you will not want to miss! 

Drug Take Back!

Saturday, October 26 
10:00 AM—2:00 PM 
SeaTac City Hall Lobby 

The City of SeaTac Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will provide the public with an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous drugs. 
  • Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances accepted 
  • Only pills and patches accepted—no liquids, needles, or sharps 
  • This program is free and anonymous—no questions asked or requests for identification 
Participants may dispose of medication in its original container or by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box. If an original container is submitted, the individual should be encouraged to remove any identifying information from the prescription label by either removing the label or utilizing a permanent marker.

Why Consider a Drug Take Back Sage Disposal Program?
  • Safe disposal to reduce drug abuse. Prescription drug abuse is the fastest-growing drug problem in the country.  In Washington state, almost 11% of teens use medicines for non-medical reasons – a rate that’s among the highest in the nation. The abuse of medicines by teens often results in medical emergencies or fatal overdoses. Most abusers of medicines, including teens, get the drugs from a friend or relative, often without their knowledge and not from a drug dealer.  A safe medicine take-back program gets potentially dangerous leftover drugs out of our homes.
  • Safe disposal to reduce accidental poisoning. Unwanted medicines left in the home endanger our children, seniors, and pets. Poisonings from prescription and over-the-counter medicines are increasing. About half of the 37,000 phone calls to the Washington Poison Center concern young children who have been poisoned by medicines found at home. Getting rid of unwanted medicines at a take-back program is an important part of being safe at home.
  • Safe disposal to reduce medicines in the environment. Large amounts of medicines go unused or are expired and the way we dispose of them makes a difference for our waters and our environment. For years the advice was to flush our drugs or mix them with kitty litter and throw them in the garbage. Flushing drugs send them directly into our waters, harming the environment. Drugs thrown in the garbage are available for others to take and use and can still get into the environment. Returning medicines to a take-back program is the only environmentally sound method for disposing of unused medicines.

It's Scary to Think It's Nearly Halloween!

Since things change – kids grow to be adults; kids come and go as their parents move around; parents become grandparents; etc. – now may be a good time to check for awareness about our upcoming annual Halloween event and plan for any change in stops.

The Boo Cruise Spooktacular is scheduled for Sunday, October 27th from 3:30 until 5:00 PM. This is an opportunity for costumed Boos and Ghouls to trick or treat lakeside. The Boo Crew will travel once around the lake stopping at docks where trick-or-treaters are gathered. Gift bags containing small treasures and treats will be presented to the children.  

If you would like to ensure a stop at your dock, please contact Kerry Steinke no later than October 20th to plan a time within the schedule.

All residents and their guests are welcome to participate. 

I Spy Through My Camera's Eye...

If it has been suggested to you before that you ought to be in pictures – you might find that you’re already there!  
A collection of pictures from our two popular summer events has been uploaded and posted to the Angle Lake Shore Club photo archives. The albums contain images from the 4th of July and the ever-popular Tasty Tapas with both events featuring many of our neighbors and their guests. You are welcome to download and share with your family and friends.

Also note, the Manor Club has recently revamped and bolstered their photo archives as well. Neighbor Val V. has been the driving force behind the upgraded archive which also features many photos including video montages created by Val!

Through the many photo albums from either web site, you can relive each of those precious moments again – or see what fun you’ve missed!

Get Your Green On!

Announcing the first annual Green SeaTac Day.

At this ecology focused event volunteers will be trained how to help clear invasive species and plant additional trees at the Angle Lake Nature Trail Site (formerly known as the ‘Hughes Property’ just south of the existing Angle Lake Public Park and Boat Ramp). All tools and gloves will be provided.
September 21st, 2019
9am -noon
Snack lunch will be provided to registered volunteers.

In addition to improving the natural environment at this park, we invite you to learn tips about natural yard care, safe disposal of toxic household products, increase recycling and decrease negative environmental impacts. 

Kitchen food scrap containers will be offered FREE to the first 25 SeaTac residents (must have curbside collection service with Recology CleanScapes) and all participants will be eligible to enter to win a Rain Barrel (retail value $25).

To ensure enough tools, gloves and snacks are available for all volunteers please RSVP by contacting the City of SeaTac Public Works Department at (206) 973-4763 or email

They’re Back!... Ten Years Straight

For the tenth year, swimmers numbering in the hundreds will gather once again on the shores of Angle Lake eager to participate in the ‘last’ 1 and 2 mile open water competition swim of the season. 

September 14th, 2019
Angle Lake, SeaTac WA
8:30 am Check-In for all events

The last open water swim of the Season... for youth and masters swimmers. This year's Last Gasp of Summer includes the USMS One and Two Mile events, Julie Montiel Fun Swim, USA One, Two Mile and 500-meter events. 
Angle Lake has become a favorite location for this event. The course will run nearly the entire length of the east-west leg and will be marked with large buoys. Motorboats, kayaks, and lifeguards will be strategically located around the course to monitor race operations and lend assistance if necessary. Nearly 150 Master Swimmers are expected to compete in one of four events, while Youth will have their own separate events to compete in.  The course will be cleared by noon and the event is expected to conclude no later than 1:00 PM.

As you can imagine, it takes a lot of volunteer effort to pull off an event of this magnitude and the organizers could always use additional help. If interested in lending a hand, simply show up no later than 8:30 AM and ask for an assignment including if you’d like to help patrol the course from your kayak. All volunteers will be welcome to join the athletes enjoying a free picnic lunch.

A history page has been added to The Last Gasp of Summer website to capture all the fun facts from previous years!

The Return of Racing on Angle Lake

Seattle Outboard Association (SOA) returns to Angle Lake to host the Frank Hansen Memorial Race Regatta this weekend, September 7th and 8th!
Angle Lake Park
19408 International Boulevard
SeaTac, WA 98188
Time: 10 AM to 6 PM

Just like last year, boat racing will occur both Saturday and Sunday on the East-West leg of the lake. Spectators will have great views from the park hillside and again be welcome into the Race Pits** to see the boats up close and meet the racers with their crew. For safety reasons, the park beach will be restricted to race operations only.

The western most portions of the East-West leg of the lake will also be off limits for public access however, the Shore Club will locate several of the ALSC Barges to form a ‘log boom’ on the eastern straightaway allowing spectators to assemble tables and chairs to watch the race action up close!
If you prefer to remain on shore, you can still hear all the race announcements by tuning your FM radio to 90.5! This service is made available to the community by Allan Freedman, President of the Mark Eleven Condominium Association and longtime broadcast authority who is generously donating his time and equipment to enable low power FM transmission of all the tower communications!

Thank you to race sponsor MasterPark Airport Valet Parking, the City of SeaTac and the many Angle Lake Resident Volunteers for helping to make this possible.

** Entry into the race pits is restricted to spectators who have signed a waiver and are wearing close toed footwear.

Reporting For Duty

Lifeguards On Duty all Summer at Angle Lake 
While the nation is still faced with a shortage of open water lifeguards, the City of SeaTac Parks Department has been successful in staffing a full team of lifeguards. These guards will be on duty seven days a week from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  This includes four guards Monday through Friday and five guards scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays. More guards are available for when the weather is especially hot. 

Lifeguards Make Three Saves at Angle Lake 
So far even though the weather has not always been ideal this summer, Angle Lake still has had lots of visitors, and the City lifeguards have had to make several saves already. 
In early-July, Lifeguard Erik Herrera responded to a couple that was out in the lake and had become separated from their floatation device. Erik went out on the paddleboard and brought them back to shore securely. 

On July 22nd, a teenager was in the deep end of the swim area and started to struggle. Beach Manager Brandi Jewett dove in and pulled him to back to the shallow part of the lake. 

And recently, Lifeguard Nick Ainsworth heard a cry for help north of the swim area. He looked and saw a teenage girl struggling to tread water. Nick dove in and brought the young girl back to shore safely. 

Thank you to the entire team of City lifeguards! We value you and the important role you play in keeping Angle Lake safe!

Washington State Paddle Board Laws
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has officially classified stand up paddleboards (SUP) as a vessel.
State law requires all vessels, including canoes, kayaks and stand up paddleboards, to have at least one properly fitted Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person on board. And all children, age 12 and younger, are always required to wear life jackets.

Please know that motor and large sail vessels have the right of way over paddleboards and kayaks. It is your responsibility to know the rules of the water, so be safe.

SeaTac Military Veterans and Active Service Member Memorial

The SeaTac Veterans Memorial will pay tribute to military veterans of the past and present for their service. 
The memorial will include a monument marker, plaza with benches and incorporate engraved paver tiles as a lasting way to remember our loved ones who have passed away, been killed in the line of duty, or who have served or currently serve our country.

The Veterans Memorial is located adjacent to the SeaTac Community Center at 13735 24th Ave. South, SeaTac. While located in SeaTac, the Veterans Memorial is a welcome place to honor veterans from every community.

This project will be completed by Veteran's Day on November 11, 2019 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The City of SeaTac invites you to honor a loved one by donating one or more paver tiles.  Paver tiles are 12"x12", granite tiles.  The minimum donation for each tile is $125.  Donations are always accepted; however, in order to engrave the tiles in time for the Veteran’s Day ceremony, you’ll need your order form and payment turned into SeaTac Community Center no later than August 31, 2019.

For more information please contact the SeaTac Community Center at 206.973.4680 or download the Donation Form.

It's Tapas Time!

Well, they pulled it off yet again! Our Tapas Organizers have done it, they’ve successfully secured the final station host location needed to complete the five stations required to stage our Tasty Tapas Float Around.
Tasty Tapas – Saturday, August 10th. 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM

If you have not yet signed up for the Tasty Tapas Float Around, our late summer lakeside main event, you must act now to reserve a spot otherwise you may very well miss the boat as seats are starting to fill quickly! The fun starts at 4 PM SHARP and runs until 8:00 PM. Open to ALSC Members Only and their invited guests. The cost to attend is just $30 per person.

To access a copy of the flyer with Order Form, CLICK HERE

During prior years, Tapas have been attended by Gilligan and his fellow castaways; Cleopatra returned from the dead to join us with her minions; a group of gondoliers gathered to give out goodies to arriving guests; and even a Tropical Island populated with Pacific Islanders floated onto the scene – one can only imagine who, or what might appear this year!

Tasty Tapas has proven to be an evening full of fun, food, themed stations, costumed guests and a great opportunity to meet with neighbors and make new friends. Participants will be assigned to start at one of four dining stations set up around the lake for guests to visit only by boat. Each of the four locations will present a themed selection of appetizers and liquid libations to tickle your taste buds. Throughout the evening at set intervals, groups will receive a signal to depart for another station until all four stations have been visited. Be sure to pace yourself and save room for the grand finale fifth station where all participants will come together to enjoy a bonfire, dessert, and coffee where all can mingle.

You can take your own boat around the course (No drinking and driving please!) For those who do not have a boat, the organizers will help reserve seating on other pontoon boats to ferry tasters from stations to station. If you require a pickup please call Jim Todd at 206-226-9965 or emailing him at

Yes. We Are At That Time of Year.

End of July is a time for club members reflect back on the lasting memories created by participating in the numerous successful events that make up our 4th of July celebration here at Angle Lake; an opportunity to continue to awe over the visual spectacle produced by our amazing fireworks display; to stand with pride over the pristine environment the Clean Sweep achieved; and of course, a time of incredible stress for the organizers of the Annual Tasty Tapas Float Around!

History has proven that this is a very popular event to attend, however, there is a misconceived perception that it may be difficult to be a host. Unfortunately, each year the Tapas is riddled with uncertainty due to the lack of station hosts being secured in advance of event planning. In recent years, organizers have miraculously pulled off the event at the last minute by making phone calls and in-person visits, delivering a plea to sign up to host a tapa station.  So far they’ve confirmed the location for the final dessert station and a maybe – however the event needs to secure four tasting stations no later than Tuesday, July 23rd to ensure the event will occur as planned.

FINAL CALL: If you reside along the shoreline (regardless if north-south or east-west); you enjoy the tapas and you’re interested in seeing it succeed again this year, please commit to hosting a tasting station. There are typically additional hands available to help you host and you will be well informed by the tapas team so that you’re well prepared for the event.  Please call  Jim Todd at 206-226-9965 to sign up. 

A follow-up announcement will be posted regarding a final GO / NO GO decision.

Angle Lake Clean Sweep!

The Angle Lake Shore Club “Lake Clean Sweep” is scheduled for this Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 9AM to 1PM. 

We encourage all residents to volunteer to help the ALSC with shoreline and lake bottom clean-up and trash removal. We will also have groups assigned to clearing trash from our streets located between International Blvd on the west to I-5 on the east, and from S.188th Street on the north to S. 200th Street on the south. in cleaning up our neighborhood. 

The shoreline and lake bottom on the west end between the public park to the mobile home park is in dire need of scuba divers, snorkelers and waders to help remove submerged trash and debris.  If you know anyone who dives, please contact Judy Williams at (206) 419-4637. The club will reimburse them for the air in their tanks.

After the clean-up from 9AM to 1PM, participating volunteers will be invited to a picnic lunch at the Angle Lake Manor Club Beach and entered into our appreciation raffle drawing for ALSC branded shirts and other prizes.

If you live in this area, we urge you to come to Angle Lake Park by 9AM on Saturday, July 20, 2019, to grab some heavy-duty trash bags and picker-upper grabbers to join with your neighbors in this rewarding and fun event. 

Share Your Thoughts

Rita Palomino Marlow, Taryn Hill (Vice-chair), Bruce Bryant, Tani Rae Standridge,
Jim Todd (Chair), Peter Daigle
Pictured above is a group of neighbors who volunteer as members on the Arts, Culture, and Library Advisory Committee (ACLAC) which acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council with the following purposes: 
  • Make recommendations pertaining to art and culture to the community and creating a bridge between the SeaTac community and the Valley View Library;
  • Inform the City Council in matters of the arts, culture, and library-related activities and programs;
  • Represent the interest of the community pertaining to the arts, culture, and library;
  • Develop cooperation with schools, local, regional, state and national art and cultural related organizations;
  • Solicit grants and resources to enhance and promote related programs;
  • Advocate for increased access and consciousness to art, culture and library programs;
  • Facilitate community dialogue and education on issues including literacy, diversity and intellectual freedom;
  • Establish and administer an Arts and Cultural Master Plan; and 
  • Work with King County 4Culture Grant program for funding sources.
This team of volunteers is currently looking at ways to encourage arts and culture within the city of SeaTac. 
A survey has been created to collect public comments, opinions, and ideas to generate artistic opportunities and cultural events. Please click on the link below to share your thoughts on how this goal might be achieved.

Let's Celebrate!

Independence Day is one of the most festive holidays in the United States, and as such, it's a great time to be at Angle Lake.

The community will celebrate by hosting a large Fourth of July fireworks display, patriotic parade, live music at the park, dock decoration contest and street and open water races. To help ensure you don’t miss a minute of the fun and entertainment, download a copy of the schedule of events and locations map HERE.

Respect and observe our laws: 
It is illegal for anyone to discharge personal fireworks anywhere within SeaTac city limits.

Please consider the money you'd typically spend on personal fireworks and donate it toward the public display instead. A contribution form is available for download HERE.

An event of this size cannot be done without the help and cooperation of many people. A special and sincere thank you is given to each of the volunteers who have donated their time in helping to plan and coordinate these events, go door to door in their effort to collect fireworks fund donations and to all our Shore Club members who have contributed financially, thank you for your support!

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July.

Link Light Rail - Link the World

While Sea-Tac Airport is historically known as our region’s gateway to the world – the Sound Transit Plaza at the Angle Lake light rail station will transform into a portal opportunity to “Link the World” 

Link the World is the latest cultural event offered by the SeaTac City Parks and Recreation Department. The festival will feature music and present educational entertainment from the various corners of the world, a variety of area artists will display their creative works of art, and several local Food Innovation Network vendors will be offering affordable sample ethnic dishes for spectators to try! 
The event is free to attend. Free parking in the garage while space available on a first come basis, else get out and enjoy a short walk to the station located at 19955 28th Ave South. 

Bring a chair with you if you plan to stay for the entertainment. 

Off Lake Info: Elevator Outage

If you access the Sea-Tac airport terminal from the Sound Transit 176th Street ‘kiss-n-fly’ passenger drop-off, please note that the elevator at this location will be out of service for an extended period.

The elevator connecting International Boulevard and the SeaTac/Airport LINK station is in need of major repairs and will close June 17th for two months. The stairs will remain open. For those with accessibility needs, a shuttle will run between International Boulevard and S 176th St. and the Arrivals loop of the Airport door 8. 

Shuttle Info
  • Catch the shuttle at the bus stop adjacent to the elevator at IB and 176th and at the Arrival Terminal at door 8 on level 3. 
  • Get shuttle status updates or stop location information call 360-543-9380.
  • Note that priority access to the shuttle will be given to individuals and parties with mobility devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, and crutches.
  • The Shuttle will be operated fare-free.
Or you may instead choose to purchase a one-way trip departing from the Angle Lake station to arrive at the Airport Terminal.

The elevator is expected to resume service mid-August. Updates on this improvement project, when available, will be posted here.

ALSC's April Double Header

The Angle Lake Shore Club kicked off the 2019 season with not one but two, back to back major events this year featuring the Easter Bunny Dock Hop followed by the Annual Community Social / Barbecue / Raffle also known as ‘The Fishing Derby”!

Easter Bunny Dock Hop
On the morning of Sunday, April 21st, Bruce Goulet and his volunteer crew escorted the Easter Bunny around the lake to preselected locations to present awaiting children with an assortment of Easter Goodies. 

Special mention of appreciation goes to Nancy Jones for her efforts in coordinating the Bunny appearance; Kerry Steinke for arranging the dock stops; Annie Goulet in helping to create the gift assortments; and to Tani Rae Standridge for capturing all the photos from the event – which can be viewed HERE.

ALSC Fishing Derby
With the promise to participants of not two, but three freshly flown Alaska King Salmon on the barbecue this year plus a treasure trove of prizes, the crowd count numbered over 180 participants this year! This is believed to be the largest draw to date! 

WA State Fish and Wildlife reported depositing a total of 5,500 catchable rainbow trout into the lake on April 1st (no foolin’ – that’s what they claim). However by the time the derby rolled around on Sunday, April 28th, the resulting four weeks in between allowed these newly planted trout enough time to locate their preferred hiding spot as less fish that is a typical count were brought in for measuring. 

Richard Rock (multi-year winner for the largest trout) was recognized as the first one to limit at 9:30 AM. Longest trout in 2019 was recorded at 12 ½ inches and was awarded to our new reigning champion Cris Pickett! Pickett was registered as part of the 1 to 8 year-old bracket so it seems he’ll have many years ahead of him to reclaim the annual title in the future.  This year netted Cris the $119.00 first prize.  Pictures of the event are available for viewing HERE.

Thank you to all who came out to participate in either event, we hope you had a wonderful time!

Easter Bunny Dock Stops Announced!

This coming Easter Sunday, April 21st, the Easter Bunny will have his basket full of eggs and other surprises ready to hand out to any eagerly awaiting children. The Bunny Boat will be on the water between the hours of 9:30 and 11:30 am.

The Easter Bunny Dock Hop travel times and locations are displayed on the Map that is available for downloadable HERE

If you have small children at home and/or plan to have grandchildren visiting on Easter Sunday and would like to visit the Easter Bunny, please travel to the scheduled locations as listed. 

And don’t forget to remind the kids that Bunnies just love carrots!

Getting Things Done Through Those You Know

We've all heard that it's often not what you know but who you know. And to get neighborhood issues resolved, that might be truer than you think.

There are plenty of smart people out there in the community however, no one knows city business better than the staff employed at city hall. But how are you supposed to know who within which department does what? You can certainly reach out to a member of the council however if it is not a topic of policy, they can only assist in directing your issue to those who have the responsibility or authority for administrative and operational issues. 

So how do you cut out the ‘middle man’? 

This is where the Community Leadership Academy comes into play with the opportunity it affords the participants to learn about how the city government operates. The academy includes presentations on topics including fire, police, parks, streets, city administration and much more, and more importantly, introduces attendees to the leaders who manage each of these departments. 

Exiting the program you’ll have a greater understanding of how requests can be made and know who you can direct your issues to in having them addressed.  

The City of SeaTac Community Leadership Academy consists of two sessions to take place from 9 AM until 5 PM on Saturday, April 27th and May 4th. The course is capped at a maximum of 20 participants to ensure a quality learning experience. Applications will be accepted up until April 15th and enrollment is awarded on a first come, first served basis until all seats are filled.

Refer to the following website to request enrollment:

If you need additional assistance, please contact Lesa Ellis at 206.973.4810

How Far Will They Go?

A major environmental transformation is planned for Angle Lake.

The Seattle Southend Regional Tourist Authority has recently been granted authorization to fund a 4.1 million dollar initiative aimed at encouraging Sea-Tac visitors to spend more of their time in the SeaTac area. The goal is to emphasize the natural beauty found in the region with the campaign directing tourist attention toward Angle Lake. 

In recent years, the City of SeaTac has completed a series of capital improvement projects targeted at enhancing the public space at the west end of Angle Lake, including the addition of a nature trail connecting the former Hughes Property into the park system and replacement of the children's play equipment. The 4.1 million dollars approved will fund a monumental effort aimed at improving the quality of the lake itself.

The latest phase headed up by the Tourism Bureau is expected to transform the lake from the current dark and dank gray condition to a sparkling bright blue, generating a feeling of a more comforting and inviting ‘outdoor pool’ experience for users of the lake. “While there are several indoor pools available in our area, what SeaTac lacks is a nice outdoor swimming facility” states Ima Schlemiel, Destination Development Committee Representative “We are confident that by transforming the environment of Angle Lake from a dingy, muddy, morose body of water into a brilliant azure basin filled with fresh clean water – people will travel from all corners of the globe to witness its brilliance and shall be compelled to stay within SeaTac to experience this wonder instead of opting to travel to that smelly ole’ waterfront of Seattle.”  


Acting in collaboration with the Southend Agency, the plan calls for staff from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources to engage in the effort by corralling all species of fish to the west end of the lake where the fish will be transferred into containment tanks for the purpose of relocation to nearby lakes in Burien and Federal Way. Once the waters are cleared of aquatic life, the team will then begin the process of draining the lake so that the lakebed is exposed and may be cleared of all vegetation and debris and replaced with a bright blue "non-toxic, and environmentally friendly" aquatic sealant to be applied to the lake bottom surface. The final action will then be to refill the lake with filtered, ionized treated fresh water for ultimate brilliance.  The entire process is expected to be completed prior to the annual 4th of July festivities this summer. 
In celebration of the completion of this momentous occasion, the Tourism Agency will offer "Angle Lake Turquoise Blue" paint samples to people visiting the lake so that they can take the SeaTac color back as souvenirs to their own home towns.

"This is our gift to the community of SeaTac and to promote tourism to our area” Uri Kidder, Seattle Sourthend RTA Director proclaimed “We will all have to do our part to make sure this lake remains beautiful. I’m just happy I can say I was a part of this initial effort and I hope my own great grandkids will consider doing the same in a hundred years from now”.

(Postscript:  This is an April Fools Joke)
To view other shenanigans from the past decade click HERE

Community Engagement

  • Community: a unified body of individuals sharing a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, goals and social, economic, and political interests
  • Engagement: participate or become involved in.

When considering the attributes that contribute to making a desirable community – community engagement typically ranks as high in priority as a safe environment and quality streets. 

Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with individuals and/or groups to address issues that impact the well-being of the collective entity. Activities that help encourage community involvement include credible and transparent reporting, town hall meetings and collaborative decision making.

Opportunities for involvement range from individuals investing mere minutes to alert city representatives about issues upward to making multi-year commitments in an effort to improve the quality of life and livability conditions within their community. The following opportunities are available for citizen involvement:

Short term, Limited Participation

Communication flows from one to the other to inform.

Spontaneous Community Engagement

Greater community participation on issues

Devoted Community Engagement

Engaging neighbor participation in resolving issues

Dedicated Community Engagement

Communication flow is bidirectional. Partner with each aspect of projects from concept, through development to solution.

Long Term Investment in Community

Community leader, decision maker

Outcome: Optimally, establishes communication channels.
Outcome: Visibility of partnership established with increased cooperation.
Outcome: Visibility of partnership established with increased cooperation.
Outcome: Partnership building, trust building.
Outcome: Decisions that affect the broader community. Strong bidirectional trust.

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Please consider increasing your involvement within your community.

If you have questions about how you may increase your participation, please contact Councilmember Clyde ‘Fuzz’ Hill at to discuss opportunities available.

SMP Open House and Public Hearing

The City of SeaTac and Washington Department of Ecology are accepting comments for the periodic review of the City’s shoreline master program (SMP) as required under RCW 90.58.080(4)

The period for public comments is open from February 19 until March 21 at 5 pm. Comments may be submitted orally at the March 5th Public Hearing; or by mailing City staff member Jennifer Kester at 4800 So. 188th St, SeaTac, WA 98188 or through email to All comments received by the City will be forwarded to the Dept. of Ecology. 

SeaTac’s SMP, a land use plan for local shoreline areas applies to Angle Lake and 200 feet landward of the lakeshore. SeaTac is updating its SMP to:
  • Address recent amendments to state laws and guidance
  • Make it easier to navigate for staff and the public
  • Ensure consistency with other City plans and regulations
This specific periodic update of the SMP will not: 
  • RE-evaluate the ecological baseline of the shoreline
  • Extensively assess no net loss criteria other than to ensure that proposed amendments do not result in degradation of the baseline condition
A succinct summary of the proposed City shoreline master program amendments available for review HERE.

Announcing the 2019 ALSC Event Dates!

The newly expanded Angle Lake Shore Club Board met Wednesday, February 20th to schedule the dates for the upcoming 2019 events!  

Back Row: Lonnie; Nancy; Drew
Middle Row: Jim; Kari; Marge; Tani Rae
Front Mixed: Fuzz; Susan; Debbie; Sandy; Judy; Steve

Joining the Board where two new volunteers:
Nancy Erickson – Events Coordinator
Susan Knox – Volunteer Coordinator

A full list of board assignments may be viewed by clicking the link on the top of the blog site page labeled ‘About Us’. Please join us in welcoming our new volunteers and returning board members for 2019!

Click HERE to download the 2019 ALSC Events Calendar. Print off a copy and hang it on your refrigerator to ensure that you don’t miss any of the exciting events we have planned for you and your family to enjoy! 

The list of events is also available to view by selecting the link on the top of the blog site page labeled ‘Annual Events’. You can also access our online photo albums to view all the pictures taken during all the prior events, as well!

The 2019 date and events are as follows:
Sun Apr 21: Easter Bunny Dock Hop
Sun Apr 28: Fishing Derby, Picnic and Raffle
Thu Jul 04: Independence Day
Sat Jul 20: Angle Lake Clean Sweep
Sat Aug 10:Floating Tasty Tapas
Sat/Sun Sep 7/8: SOA HydroPlane Boat Races
Sat Oct 27: Halloween Spook-tacular Boo-Cruise
Sat Dec 07: Members Only Christmas Party
Sat Dec 14: Christmas Boats and Santa Cruise

In addition to the list of events above, we plan to continue our “Middle of the ‘L’ Social Hours” during the summer months. Any change to events, dates and/or times will be announced through the blog and via our quarterly newsletter.

Looking forward to seeing you out on the water soon!