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
Saturday
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)

Sunday
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)

Volkswalk
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:

Traffic Delays Expected for Military Road

If you regularly travel Military Road between 46th Ave S. and South 198th Street expect traffic flow disruptions beginning as early as August 18th.


The Highline Water District will begin construction on Project 13-1B replacing the Angle Lake Water Main starting mid-August and is expected to finish in December.  The project location is along Military Road S. from 46th Ave S. to S. 198th St. 

Letters have gone out to alert businesses and residences that are in proximity to the project location, however no other signage has been posted to alert commuters of the need to reduce travel to a single lane creating disruption to the normal traffic flow. If you frequently use this route you might plan an alternate route around the area, choosing I-5 or International Blvd instead or at least allow for extra time to pass through the impacted areas. 

Details About Project 13-1

The District owns and maintains small 4" and 6" diameter water main along the south and east side of Angle Lake in the City of SeaTac. The main is located within existing easements along the lake and is nearing the end of its useful life. The proposed project will replace approximately 7,000 lf of small diameter main with new, modern materials.

The District applied for and was selected for low-interest Public Works Trust Fund monies for the project. The anticipated project cost is $2.61 million.  The project will be phased. Project 13-1B refers to the first of two phases of construction that will replace aging water mains in the Angle Lake area. The first phase construction is anticipated to be completed by December 2014. The second phase is currently in the design and easement acquisition stage. If you are impacted by the location of the second phase, you will be contacted directly. Construction for the second phase is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2015. 

To see more information and helpful FAQ’s, please see a copy of the letter at the following link:

Tasty Tapas Reservations Due by Aug 9th

Tasty Tapas – Saturday, August 16th. 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 filling quickly! The fun starts at 4 PM SHARP and runs until 8:00 PM. Open to ALSC Members Only and their invited guests. Cost is $25 per person.

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

During years prior, 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, and a great opportunity to meet with neighbors and make new friends. Participants will be assigned to start at one of four dinning 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 are encouraged to take your own boat around the course (No drinking and driving please!) For those who do not have a boat, cannot find a ride or require assistance there will be pontoon boats acting as taxis to ferry tasters from stations to station. If you require a pickup please call Jim Todd at 206-226-9965 or emailing him at jimmjett@gmail.com.

Sparkling Cleanliness Radiates Outward

It all began a mere four years ago, when a select few Shore Club Members introduced a plan to focus a combined community effort toward clearing the mounting litter, trash and debris accumulating on the undeveloped city parcel known as the Hughes property located on the western shore of Angle Lake. The ‘Clean Sweep’ was formed and the initial job proved to be much larger than originally anticipated requiring most of the team to remain concentrated on that single area during this first outing.

Returning the following year allowed the team to touch up the shoreline along the Hughes Property and to expand the focus to the remaining areas around the lake where discarded sinks, radiators and other garbage was gathered from below the surface waters.  The year after volunteers were able to expand out and cover surface streets and public right of ways surrounding the lake where mattresses, tires, discarded clothing and more cans, bottles, and trash were gathered.

This year nearly 30 club members and friends gathered at the Angle Lake Park boat ramp to collect bags, trash grabbers and gloves furnished by the City of SeaTac Parks Department.  The group then split up with part heading out to the main streets and thoroughfares and the rest equipped with snorkels, fins and dive tanks to take on the job of clearing the shoreline and deeper waters of Angle Lake.

When complete, the trash recovered filled the back end of a Parks Department flat bed service truck. Content consisted mostly of litter, cans and bottles, a few tires but also included a few unique finds recovered from under the water. That which included half a wooden boat; a lawnmower with grass catcher still attached; plus a Browning 30 caliber machine gun acquired adjacent to the fishing docks at the public park.
Lonnie Goulet displays his most unique find!
At the ALSC hosted volunteer recognition luncheon, police were dispatched to investigate the find and although the gun was no longer in working order, regulations required that the officer recover the weapon with claims that it would be included into a ‘Peace Brick’ type program where it and other weapons would be melted down into commemorative plaques and other ornamental items.

Clean Sweep is now a well established annual program having a noticeable positive impact in our community. Thank you to all who volunteered and congratulations to Raffle Prize winners: Curtis Steinke; Debbie Beck; Annie Goulet; and Mark. Images of the event are available for viewing in our online photo album.