2020 ALSC Fishing Derby Canceled?

The Angle Lake Shore Club mission states that we are an organization that provides unique events year-round for the residents living on and around the shores of Angle Lake in an effort to build a stronger community. 

The goal of the Angle Lake Shore Club is to bring people together to create a strong sense of community. However, in light of the global pandemic and to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, at this time we are sensitive toward keeping our community safe by keeping people apart. Therefore, while the Governor's Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order remains in place the Board has determined that postponing the Fishing Derby is the necessary thing to do.
Will COVID-19 Force An Event Cancellation?
It is devastating to think that our long-standing annual tradition may be forced to cancel. It is our hope that we can have the Fishing Derby later this year. Being one of our largest, most labor-intensive activities of the year it requires at least 45 days to produce this event. If organizers are successful in recruiting additional volunteers to help with ticket sales; purchasing food; and procuring raffle prizes the lead time could be reduced by a couple weeks. Depending on the date when social distancing will be lifted, a decision will be made if the event can be hosted later in the year or will result in the cancelation of the event for 2020.  

We will continue to monitor all health and governmental updates and if a safe opportunity presents itself for a Fishing Derby later in 2020, we will make every effort to uphold this treasured tradition.

Take Out or Delivery is the Way To Go!

The Governor’s order to ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ has forced local restaurants to close their dining areas, however many kitchens are still open, producing your favorite meals and making it available via pick up or delivery.

The City of SeaTac Economic Development team has recently launched a new promotional campaign to remind area residents to support their community businesses by shopping local, which includes take out dining.

If you’re fortunate to still be working at this time, why not treat yourself to a little deserved downtime and let someone else do the cooking for you? Order a takeout meal and enjoy it all from the comfort of your own home.

SeaTac is home to more than 50 restaurants/cafes, food trucks, convenience stores, and ethnic markets. Check out your favorite “go-to” for take-out, or try something new today. The list of area restaurants and hours of operation is available to view at the City of SeaTac website: www.seatacwa.gov/eatlocal

If your able, please support your local businesses by shopping locally and tipping generously.

Staying at Home this Easter

With both the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny having been deemed essential workers, this means that each can continue to perform their respective duties. However with the state’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order still in effect, the Easter Bunny has determined the best thing to do to keep children safe from this virus is to also adhere to all Social Distancing Rules as well.

Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, the Easter Bunny regretfully announces that he has decided to cancel his favorite annual visit to Angle Lake this year.  This applies to both the Angle Lake Shore Club Easter Bunny Dock Hop and the City of SeaTac Easter Egg Hunt at Angle Lake Park.

While this news may be disappointing to the children, it is the right thing to do. Please assure the children in your midst that the Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny will continue to make every attempt to fulfill their job responsibilities overnight while they are asleep.

Stay Home, Stay Healthy.

New Airline Makes Big Splash Announcement

A new air carrier, Sloof-Lirpa, announced earlier today that it is launching a new commuter service connection in  SeaTac, Washington. The service is targeted at delivering prompt shore to shore service for local airport commuters while not contributing to the current overcrowding at nearby Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. 

This past fall, Sloof-Lirpa Airlines placed an order for eight new next-generation Blanton Javelin V6 STOL floatplanes. These aircraft have the ability of operating in extreme confined spaces. The STOL model aircraft is capable of achieving take off to 50ft within a mere 150 ft (46 m) and landings from 50ft requiring just 300 ft (91 m). The 6 seat aircraft will operate select flights from state-of-the-art water runways on Angle Lake in SeaTac  connecting with additional floating runways on Lake Washington located at Bellevue, Kirkland, and Kenmore and on Puget Sound at sites in Everett and Tacoma.  

Sloof-Lirpa Airline Chief Marketing Officer, Clif Hanger states their new service steps to curb rising airport traffic congestion and high airport taxes by pioneering flights from new privately owned and operated “secondary airports”. 

Hanger goes on to say "Our goal is to create a superior local service option for people seeking to avoid the stress of roadway travel getting to and from Sea-Tac International Airport. Operating our local air travel solution from these new water runways will not contribute to the already high runway demand and overcrowded pinch all airlines are experiencing at Sea-Tac today, creating considerable arrival and departure delays and causing frequent missed connections for travelers.” 

The STOL -Seaplane, in aviation terms is classified as a flying boat due to its modified fuselage which is the main source of buoyancy and which acts like a ship's hull in the water. “All these vessels have been designed to ensure smooth landings and are equipped with the latest technology to ensure passenger comfort and safety”  Hanger claims.

Before coming aboard, Sloof-Lirpa captains and flight crew will undergo rigorous training on sea and water landings, judging drift from sea current, swell size and nautical navigation. Passengers will embark and disembark from exclusive Sloof-Lirpa piers and will be ferried to the planes by designated water shuttles.

Hanger states "I’m proud to be part of this new service announcement in the Seattle Market. While the airline is aware of some limited concern expressed by local lakeside residents, Sloof-Lirpa executives are certain once service is launched and in regular operation that things will go swimmingly."

The first landing at Angle Lake is scheduled for July 4th of this year.

(Post Script: This article is an April Fools Joke)