Steinke Wins Gold... Again... and Again!

Angle Lake neighbor Courtney Steinke achieved several top place finishes again this year!  

Courtney Steinke loves to compete in athletic events.  Year over year he has shown up to participate in the ALSC Bud Jones Memorial 5k Run around the Lake and year over year, Courtney has taken the award for first place finish in his division!  Quite an accomplishment for any athlete however, it is an extremely impressive achievement when you consider Courtney’s age – a spry 82 years old!

Mr. Steinke is also recognized as a perennial champion at the National and State level as well. In 2011, Courtney participated in the Korean War National Veterans Golden Age Games held in Des Moines, Iowa. Steinke competed in the horseshoe toss, high jump, bowling, discus, long jump and shot put winning medals in four of the six events. 

Courtney had also recently participated in the Washington State Senior Games held near Olympia, July 24-27. Steinke competed in bowling, long jump, standing long jump and a 50 meter race, garnering a gold medal, three silver medals and a bronze medal for his efforts.

Congratulations Courtney for your outstanding athletic achievements!  We look forward to presenting you with another First Place ribbon for senior men’s division again at next year’s Race around the Lake!

Are You Up For The Challenge?

Swimmers numbering in the hundreds will gather on the shores of Angle Lake on Saturday, September 20, 2014 eager to participate in a 1 and 2 mile open water competition swim! Have you got what it takes to be part of the contest?

Swimmers Gather For A Briefing Before The Race

The Last Gasp of Summer is the annual US Master Swimmers competition hosted by Blue Wave Aquatics and Valley AquaticsSwim Team and held on the East-West Leg of Angle Lake. Now in its 4th year, the organized swim is the last open water event of the season for youth and master swimmers to compete.

USMS Master Swimming
USA Youth Swimming
§  1 Mile wetsuit
§  500 Meter non-wetsuit [9-12 yrs]
§  1 Mile non-wetsuit
§  1 Mile non-wetsuit
§  2 Mile wetsuit
§  2 Mile non-wetsuit
§  2 Mile non-wetsuit

Day of Race registration is $80 and requires a One Day USMS registration fee of an additional $20. Entry includes one event, swim cap, participation gift and hosted lunch. Maximum number of athletes participating for the Last Gasp of Summer is 300. Family members are welcome to cheer on their swimmers and enjoy lunch after, donations will be accepted.

Early Registration includes everything listed above but also includes a long sleeve performance shirt included in the entry fee! Early registration closes at 11:59 PM PST on September 18th.

Saturday, September 20th
8:30 – 9:30 AM
Pre-race check-in for both races
8:45 AM
Briefing – Officials, Kayaks, Lifeguards
9:30 AM
Mandatory Meeting for ALL swimmers
10:00 AM
Start of 2 Mile Race
10:15 AM
Start of 1 Mile Race
10:45 AM
Start of 500 Meter Race (USA Swimming)
12:00 Noon
Awards, Picnic Lunch

Visit the Last Gasp of Summer Website for more race event information.


Local favorite, the huge 12th Man Flag was taken down only after a few short days on display. 

The other night as I met with the May’s to talk about plans for the upcoming new ALSC Christmas Tree Lighting Event, I asked Rodger why he had taken down his iconic ‘12th Man’ flag? His response was troubling. Rodger informed me that someone had stole it!

He went on to explain that due to the damage left behind he was led to believe that someone climbed onto his fence to take down and remove the 18’ x 25’ flag – Yes, that’s right - eighteen feet by twenty five feet! It is an exact copy of the flag that is on display at Century Link Field in Seattle.

It is perplexing to me to consider how someone, on a busy main thoroughfare like South 188th Street, could even have the ability to climb up, straddle a flag pole to take this gigantic flag down, fold it up and cart it off down the street without ever being seen?  And that is where I’m hoping one or more of you may have witnessed some activity related to this crime!

If you happened to have been in the area of 42nd Ave South and South 188th Street on Sunday, September 7th between the hours of 9 pm and Monday 6 am and have any information relating to this crime, please contact Rodger May.  Any information leading to an arrest and/or recovery of the flag will be rewarded.  

I’m hoping the power of the REAL 12’s can pull together to recover this flag and get it flying again in it’s rightful spot – showing everyone that the Spirit of the 12’s is strong here on Angle Lake!

International Festival Moves to September

The International Festival in SeaTac has historically been a kick off to summer.  This year however with the move to a new weekend date in September the festival can now be considered as a kick off to the new school year! Regardless of the date, the intent of the festival remains unchanged and that is to celebrate the cultural diversity found within the city of SeaTac. 

The weekend festival includes a variety of ethnic and cultural dances and bands from around the Pacific Northwest, arts & crafts vendors and food vendors, a children’s play area and a family fun run. Admission is free and all events take place at Angle Lake Park. 

Arrive by water to avoid parking hassles! Take advantage of the new opportunity for boat parking by tying up to the new dock situated next to the boat ramp at Angle Lake Park.

Festival Hours
Saturday, September 6 - 10 a.m.-8 p.m.*
Sunday, September 7 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.*
*Children's area opens at noon each day. Buy a wristband and play all day! ($5 per day)

Live Entertainment 
Listen to the hottest popular performers in the Pacific Northwest. Different types of ethnic and cultural music will be performed, as well as entertainment for kids. Entertainment begins at noon on Saturday and runs through Sunday afternoon. 

Entertainment Schedule
Noon - Spirit of Ojah (Ghanaian highlife)
1:00 p.m. - Teresa Anderson (Top 40's)
2:00 p.m. - Mark Iler (60's & 70's Rock & Pop)
3:00 p.m. - Kristin Dunlap (Belly Dancing)
4:00 p.m. - Alma Villegas (Latin)
5:00 p.m. - Nicholas Drummond - (Upbeat Alt-Folk)
6:00 p.m. - Freddy Pink (Classic R&B hits)

Noon - It's a Zumba Party (Free Zumba lesson)
1:00 p.m. - Scott Lindemuth (Jazz, Electric Blues, Rock)
2:00 p.m. - Shake it Up! ("The Cars" cover band)
3:00 p.m. - Kevin Jones (Roots Electric/Acoustic Rock)
4:00 p.m. - Cordaviva (Styles of African diaspora)

Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
5K, 10K, 12K. Start and finish at Angle Lake Park.
Visit the American Volkssport Association Website for more details.

Nighttime Utility Work at S. 200th Street

Beginning Sunday, August 24, and continuing nightly for approximately two weeks, between the  hours of 7:00 PM and 6:00 AM, one lane in each direction of S. 200th Street will be closed between  28th Avenue S. and International Blvd. in SeaTac. 

Puget Sound Energy will be relocating electrical utilities underground at the intersection of S. 200th Street and “little 28th Avenue S”. The City of SeaTac has approved a temporary noise variance for this work and access to local businesses will be maintained. 

Click the link below to view a time lapse video of about 6 hours of footage captured over a night shift building the elevated trackway. A total of 1,100 concrete segments will create the 1.6-mile extension.

Click on the links below to watch a few 3D Concept Videos: