Community Conversation with the Council

Your SeaTac City Council will be hosting a Town Hall style community meeting with a focus on Public Safety. All SeaTac Residents are invited to attend to share comments; ideas; express concerns; or get questions addressed.

Date: 09/01/2020 
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  
Location: *Virtual Meeting*

This event will be conducted online only and moderated by City Manager Carl Cole. Below is useful information on how to connect and ground rules for participation. Please note this meeting will be audio recorded

How to Join the Meeting:

Join via the video enabled application using your computer, tablet or smartphone: 
Or join via voice only bridge using your telephone: 
1 (872) 240-3212 / Access Code: 178-731-909

Ground Rules for Meeting Participation:  

  • Participants will be called upon to speak by the meeting facilitator. The “Chat” feature in GoToMeeting will be used to create the queue of speakers. Type “me” in the chat to indicate you’d like to speak.
  • The facilitator will call upon participants in the order received. When called upon, please unmute yourself to speak and mute again once finished. The facilitator will do their best to keep the conversation flowing with one person speaking at a time so all can be heard. 
  • The chat feature will be used solely to create the queue. The facilitator will not have the capacity to monitor and respond to chat messages.  
  • Please keep your microphone muted unless called upon by the facilitator. This greatly improves the virtual meeting experience.
  • Participants are asked to conduct themselves in a respectful manner and refrain from using profanity.
  • All remarks shall be civil and respectful in tone and content.
  • Individuals continually disrupting the meeting may be muted or removed from the virtual meeting by the facilitator.  If muted by the facilitator, please do not unmute your microphone unless called upon. 
  • If there are continued disruptions, the meeting may be recessed or adjourned.

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Sunday Music Lake Fest - August 30th

William & Lisa Edwards welcome musician Steve Olson for a live performance concert to benefit a local artist that has been impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions. 

Olson will be playing Baby Boomer Favorites from 3 until 6 pm. Bill and Lisa wish to extend an invite to boat or float over and anchor up at a socially safe distance to listen and enjoy the performance. Donations are welcomed and can be sent with secured payment through Venmo at

The Edwards home is located at the northwest corner of the east-west leg of Angle Lake. Please contact William Edwards at 206 255 8421 to get questions answered or to address any concerns.

A copy of the flyer is available for download by clicking HERE.

Sunday Evening Jazz at the Lake

As Summer continues to heat up and more Angle Lake residents take to the lake to cool off, Rick Butler and Melissa Mager extend an offer to float in and chill out. 

Floating Jazz Night
Sunday, August 23
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Rick and Melissa will be hosting a live jazz performance by The Kelley Johnson and John Hansen quartet at their lakeside home located at Post #38. 

All are invited to FLOAT in front of their home in boats, kayaks, on paddleboards, or any other type of floatation device to enjoy the music from a safe and healthy distance from both the musicians and each other. Between sets, Rick and Melissa will be paddling among the “floaters” selling CDs and collecting donations for the musicians. 

About the performers:

Kelley Johnson is an international award-winning jazz singer who has headlined in NYC at Birdland, Jazz Standard, Tanglewood, and Dizzy's Coca-Cola. With warm and intimate phrasing, she draws from The Great American Songbook and rivets your attention to the lyric with storytelling, subtlety, soulfulness, and swing.

"Highly talented, unassuming, and offering his best effort in every musical situation, John Hansen is a versatile sideman, accompanist, and soloist who's a valued part of several top recording and performing jazz groups." Jim Wilke, KPLU Jazz Northwest

We hope you will enjoy this evening of jazz with Kelly & John as much as we will. If the weather does not permit a performance on 8/23, the event will be rescheduled.

MISSING: Have You Seen Balldwin?

Earlier in the week, Angle Lake residents Richard and Robin Farmer noticed a yellow and white inflatable beach ball hanging out on their shore. Upon closer inspection, they discovered the following message displayed: 

“Hi, I’m Balldwin and I’m visiting Angle Lake this summer.  Please send a message with your name, dock number, and perhaps a photo to saying I visited you, and then set me free to visit others around the lake.  You can follow my progress on the Angle Lake Blog Site.” 

Enthusiastically respecting Balldwin’s wishes, the Farmers posed for a photo with their guest and submitted a notice to us here at the blog before sending him on his way to visit other neighbors around the lake. However, that is the last we’ve heard from Balldwin.

If you’ve spotted Balldwin recently, please take your own photo with him, include your location details and send us an email letting us know he’s doing well... before turning him loose again to continue his random journey around the lake.  

A Good Vibe Attracts A Great Tribe

SeaTac based art-focused non-profit VibeHunters was formed by a couple of your Angle Lake neighbors, Bruce Bryant and Jim Todd. Their mission is to make SeaTac a more fun and vibrant place to call home through expanding art and creativity in town. The organization currently has two projects underway with ideas coming together for more.

You may have seen signs around for the SeaTac ArtAttack! contest encouraging residents of our town to create yard art installations all over the city. Quite a few entries have been received already and there is hope for a bunch more by the time the contest ends on Labor Day. Please consider joining in by making something fun at your place, or even at your neighbor’s yard.

The second project that is also in the works involves placing art in a location along South 188th Street. VibeHunters has received a grant from 4Culture, the King County arts organization, for an amount of $4500 to go toward the project. A well known local artist has been hired to conceive, build, and install this art piece and it will be exciting to see it go in! 

Our original budget for this piece was $8500 and we’d love to come near that figure to have local art we can be proud of. So, I’m here to ask our neighbors for donations to support this project and perhaps even start to fund future artistic endeavors. We’ve raised $600 so far and hope to fully fund this installation soon.

We’re thinking that since there was no annual fireworks display this year, instead of having your unallocated 2020 budgeted fireworks dollars just lying around unused, perhaps you’d consider contributing them to our 188th Street Art Project instead? VibeHunters is a registered non-profit so any donations are eligible for a tax deduction. 

You could send checks to:
3430 S 198th St
SeaTac, WA 98188

We love our neighbors and hope that with your support we can bring a little excitement to town! Visit our website at 

Jim & Bruce

Neighborhood Spotlight: Pat Johns

Angle Lake Neighbor Pat Johns inducted into Bowlers Hall of Fame (again!)

It is our honor to announce to you that this year, 2020, Pat Johns, owner of HiLine Lanes, has been inducted into the Washington State Bowling Association’s Hall of Fame in recognition for his many accomplishments in the Bowling Industry!

Pat and Valerie purchased Burien’s HiLine Lanes in 1994.  Pat also is the resident Pro, drilling bowling balls and giving lessons. Prior to that, he was the Pro at Skyway Park Bowl from 1978-1993.

Pat has a multitude of accomplishments in the bowling community. Among the most notable:
  • Over 20 “800” series for 3 games.  The highest was 845 in 1986. That same year, Valerie had a 777.  Husband and wife held the high series for men and women in the Greater Seattle Bowling Association that year.  Pat also had an 814 in a 2011 “Sport League”.  That’s a 271 average for 3 games. Sport Leagues are leagues that put out a much more difficult lane oil pattern to make the league more competitive like the Pro Bowlers’ Tour.
  • Over 60 “300” games throughout Pat’s career.
  • 1973 Made the final 24 in the Pro Bowlers’ Assn. Seattle Open at just 19 years old.
  • 1982 Took 2nd Place in the first ever Las Vegas High Roller Tournament and receiving a prize award totaling $105,000.00
  • 1985 Won the Greater Seattle Masters Tournament.
  • 1995 Won the National Bowling Tournament’s Team Event 
  • 2005 Won the Greater Seattle City “All Events”.  Highest score Team, Doubles, Singles combined.
  • 2006 Won the Greater Seattle Senior (50+) Masters Tournament
  • 2017 Won a Pro Bowlers’ Regional Senior (50+) Tournament
Pat has been named Greater Seattle bowler of the year 3 times. 1985, 2005, 2006. He also has been on the Seattle All-Star team most of the years of his career.

If that weren’t enough! Pat is an inductee in several Halls of Fame over the years.
  • 2005 Greater Seattle Bowling Association Hall of Fame
  • 2009 Western Washington Senior Bowling Association Hall of Fame
  • 2015 Washington Bowling Coaches Association Hall of Fame
  • 2020 Washington State Bowling Association Hall of Fame
If you’ve ever aspired to become a better bowler, there’s no better champion we can think of to receive tips, pointers, and lessons than from your own neighbor, Pat Johns at HiLine Lanes! Give him a call (206) 244-2272 and see how he can help improve your game.