October 2014

Sports Roundup 10-31-14

Thursday, Oct. 30
Kentridge 7, Mt. Rainier 6
The Rams came up one point shy in their crossover game against the Chargers of Kentridge on Thursday.

Kennedy 3, Evergreen 0
The Lancers finished undefeated in Seamount League play with a 14-0 record with Thursday's victory over the second-place Wolverines (12-2).

JFK advances as the league's No. 1 seed in Class 3A play and Evergreen still goes on as the No. 1 2A seed ahead of Lindbergh (9-5).

Kennedy Catholic plays the No. 3 team from the Greater St. Helens League at 3:30 p.m. next Friday in West Central District 3A tournament action at Auburn Mountainview.

Win or lose, the Lancers play again at 7 p.m., with the tournament continuing through Saturday.
Evergreen meets the Kngco No. 2 team at 3:30 p.m. next Friday at Washington High School near Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland.

Win or lose, the Wolveiens play again at 7 p.m., with that tournament also running through Saturday.

Hazen 3, Tyee 0
The Highlanders finished as the 3A No. 2 seed at 8-6 with Thursday's win over the Totems (0-14).


Cutting Salt Can Be Sweet and Simple

By Katy Wilkens

There are many ways to add sparkle to your meals without using salt. What else can help flavor your food? Sweet things!

Sweet is an inborn taste all humans have from birth, while the taste for salt is learned. Honey, sugar, molasses, sweet fruits, maple syrup or simple syrups can build big, bold flavor so you don’t need that extra salt that is so harmful to hearts and kidneys.

You don’t need a lot of sweetness to flavor foods. Add a tablespoon of sugar to homemade tomato sauce to bring out the ripe, sweet flavor of the tomatoes. Add strawberries to a salad, or drizzle honey over homemade granola. You can brush maple syrup on chicken during the last five minutes of cooking for a sweet, smoky flavor.

Try these recipes to help cut the salt in your diet. Remember, the goal is to consume less than 2,000 milligrams of sodium a day, and these sweet and simple recipes will do the trick!

Infused Honey or Sugar
1-2 cups honey or 1-2 cups sugar, white or brown
2-3 sticks cinnamon, or a vanilla bean, split into fourths, or
Finely grated peel from one orange or lemon, or


All The Best Pet Care and Nature’s Variety 'Pound for Pound Challenge' supplies food for local animal shelters

As Thanksgiving nears, pet lovers often want to share the holiday with their dogs and cats, so they stock up on healthy food and treats. This year, local pet parents have the opportunity to provide healthy food for local shelter animals at the same time, at no cost. For the entire month of November, any Nature’s Variety dog or cat food purchased at an All The Best Pet Care store will be matched, pound for pound, with a food donation to a local shelter. Additionally, those who purchase Nature’s Variety food to donate to a shelter will get their gift matched, pound for pound, essentially doubling their donation.

The food recipients will include Old Dog Haven, Cat Tales, Motley Zoo, Homeward Pet and PUPs.

“Last year, our Pound for Pound Challenge resulted in donations of more than 15,000 pounds of high-quality dog and cat food to our local shelters,” noted Susan Moss, owner of All The Best Pet Care.

Jenny Martin from Nature’s Variety said, “I’m really excited about this opportunity to make a huge impact on needy dogs and cats in our community. Together, we will provide the high-quality food shelter pets need to get off to a better start.”


Mars Hill Church ‘dissolves’ to establish independent churches

Earlier today Pastor Dave Bruskas of Mars Hill Church announced that the Mars Hill Church organization will be disbanding with hopes of establishing 13 locally managed, independent churches.

Bruskas said that the existing Mars Hill Church organization will be “dissolved” along with the church’s business affairs. They hope to be finished with the dismantling by January 1st of 2015.

“Following much prayer and lengthy discussion with Mars Hill’s leadership, the board of Mars Hill has concluded that rather than remaining a centralized multi-site church with video-led teaching distributed to multiple locations, the best future for each of our existing local churches is for them to become autonomous self-governed entities,” said Bruskas.

Potentially, each of the campuses will become “new churches,” led by the current Lead Pastors and elders. The leadership of each church will assume financial status of each property, including loans if they exist -- contingent on approval of loan lenders -– or the properties will be sold.


Seattle-based Company Expanding Brand within Local Community

MOD Pizza, the original super fast pizza concept, today announced that they are bringing their individual, artisan-style pizza to Ballard, with the grand opening slated for mid-December. The newest MOD will be located in the former Ivar’s Seafood Bar location at 6000 15th Avenue NW. The store will feature an outdoor patio, a gas-fired display oven, local craft beers on tap, 35 parking stalls and MOD’s signature locally-inspired interiors. This will be the 15th MOD location in Washington and the 30th nationwide.

“As a company born and bred in the Northwest, it is exciting for us to be opening in one of Seattle’s most iconic neighborhoods,” noted Scott Svenson, co-founder and CEO of MOD Pizza. “This location will be one of MOD’s flagship stores and we look forward to creating a special and unique gathering spot for the Ballard community. MOD is a place where families and friends can come together in a super friendly, locally-inspired environment, where everyone is encouraged to enjoy their pizza or salad, exactly how they want it.”


Northminster Presbyterian Church to celebrate 125th anniversary

Northminster Presbyterian Church (originally the First Presbyterian Church of Ballard) was organized on November 9, 1989, by the Rev. A. J. Canney as an outgrowth of a Sunday school held in a boarding house. The original church had eight members. Services were held in the mill boarding house until 1890, when the congregation moved into a frame structure at 17th Avenue N.W. and Market Street, financed by contributions from the congregation and help from the national church. The church was dedicated March 2, 1890, the records showing a membership of 28. The church served as a meeting hall and concert hall for many groups in the community and meeting the needs of the sizeable congregation.

On September 11, 1930, three women elders were elected to serve on the Session of Northminster Presbyterian Church, known then as Ballard Presbyterian Church. The three were the first women elders in the Presbytery. As reported in the Seattle Weekly News “It is believed that Ballard Presbyterian is the first church in which women have been elevated to the office of ruling elders. It is in keeping with the progressive spirit of the community.”


Letting her inner nut shine

By Amanda Knox

Two years ago, when Malaika Stevenson was diagnosed with eczema and prescribed a diet devoid of lactose and gluten, little did she knew that it might lead to the key to her future. Having turned five only last week, she still doesn’t know it. But her parents do. Or so they hope.

West Seattle locals Lynnette Mathias and Adam Stevenson—Mom and Dad—are about to embark on a Kickstarter campaign this Sunday to raise funds for NuTiger Organics [http://www.nutigerorganics.com/] Cashew Milk, quite literally a product of love originally and optimally designed for Malaika’s health which they are now seeking to extend to the community.

Before making cashew milk her personal business, Lynnette says that, when on the hunt for milk alternatives, everything she found was “full of stabilizers and preservatives. For one thing, it’s not clean. It’s not a whole food if you’re having to add stabilizers. And secondly, carrageenan and the different gums can cause or irritate digestive issues. 80 percent of your immune system is in your gut so, for me, that just wasn’t okay to give to Malaika.”


Barton Pump Station update: New station expected to be running by year's end

information from King County

As construction progresses, King County will continue to provide monthly project updates to keep the community informed. King County will notify the community and ferry commuters should any ferry lane closures or work requiring additional notification occur.

Previous work

Work over the past month continued to focus on installation of underground equipment. Crews conducted electrical work to connect new equipment to each other and to the wiring.

Upcoming activity
Over the next month, work will continue to be focused underground. Crews will also begin wet well concrete work in the pump room. Because of the tight work space, site restoration, landscaping and artwork installation will occur early next year, after the pump station is operational.

What to expect

· In mid-November, work hours will move to the winter schedule – Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

· Flagger to move traffic through site and in and out of ferry terminal entrance.

· Heavy equipment on site.

· Noise and dust typical of a construction site.


'The Building' Fall Art Opening will feature more than 20 artists Nov. 8

The West Seattle artist colony known as The Building is holding their Fall Art Opening Sat. Nov. 8. It is free and open to the public. The event will feature 20 local artist's works just in time to kick-start the Holiday Season.

Live Music will be played by local West Seattle singer/songwriter Tim Scallon.

The event will run from 5:00pm - 10:00pm

The Building is located at 4316 SW Othello St Seattle, WA 98136/

Learn more on the Facebook Event Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/719123741516824/

Live Music will be played by local West Seattle singer/songwriter Tim Scallon.

Featured Artists:

  • Shaun Doll
  • ​Flora Carlile Kovacs
  • ​Gustavo Penengo
  • Steve Shelton
  • David Myka
  • ​Kim Miller
  • ​Alisa Lahti
  • Jim Gerlitz
  • ​Kerry Cambell
  • Kirsten Wilhelm
  • Daniel Santjer
  • Stephanie Hargrave
  • ​Sylvia Romero Ogstad
  • Kevin Piepel
  • Izabela Gabrielson
  • ​Sam Day
  • ​Russell Coxen
  • Nia Michaels
  • ​Pj Sheehy
  • Linda Thorson

SLIDESHOW: Trick or treaters bring their sweetness to the elderly at Providence Mt. St. Vincent

When different generations come together it can be a very sweet experience.

That was absolutely the case as more than two dozen children who are part of the Intergenerational Learning Center (ILC) at Providence Mount St. Vincent donned Halloween costumes Oct. 31, and went throughout the facility to trick or treat with residents and guests.

Wizards, princesses, turtles, and more visited residents on every floor of the facility

Five days a week, the children and residents come together in planned activities such as art classes, music, exercise, story time, coloring, or just visiting. There are so many benefits to intergenerational care. For the children, they are learning about aging and disabilities, and they are not afraid of older adults. For the residents, they are reminded of their children and grandchildren when they were little. Both generations love it.

Opened in September of 1991 with 12 children enrolled the ILC now serves approximately 125 infants and children. The ILC is open to the community as well as employees of The Mount. Most families are from West Seattle.