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Elena DeLisle-Perry – Music Together classes for newborn to 5

Elena DeLisle-Perry – Music Together classes for newborn to 5

Elena is a Shoreline resident who is really giving back to the community.  She supports many local projects and is the music director for the Ronald Bog arts festival.  She also works closely with Paul Anastasio to bring to life the music of Tierra Caliente Mexico.

Elena runs the Music Together courses held at the Spartan Rec center and also teaches acoustic guitar, banjo, and piano.

From her website…”   Elena DeLisle-Perry absolutely loves to teach and play music and plays any chance she gets.  With guitar as her main instrument she has studied several acoustic styles, including Calentano (the music of Tierra Caliente, Mexico), Old Time, Country Blues, Flamenco, Classical, Bluegrass, Cajun, Jazz/Swing, and Jugband music.  She also plays old time banjo and loves to sing.

Her journey into folk music started with a bang when, in 1999,  she found herself at “Sweetsmill”, an infamous CA music festival.  There she fell hopelessly in love with all of the music at once.   Elena spent hundreds of hours backing up the one and only Kenny Hall and learning and playing a wide variety of acoustic folk music.   She had the chance to play with and learn from many incredible musicians at “The Mill” over a 10+ year period and her life has been forever changed as a result.”

If you’ve been thinking about learning guitar, banjo, or piano, it might be a good idea to get on her waiting list.  Not only is this an opportunity to learn from someone who has tremendous experience, but supporting Elena in teaching music is a gift to the community.

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Type:
Local
Created:
01/19/2014
For:
Elena DeLisle-Perry
Keith McClelland Shoreline Estate Planning Attorney

Keith McClelland Shoreline Estate Planning Attorney

I found out he moved to Shoreline in 1998 with a commitment to shop locally because he believed in the community.  His wife then spent two terms on the planning committee and he joined the Shoreline arts council eventually becoming president.  7 years ago, he along with some other business owners was instrumental in getting the annual North City Jazz Walk going.  A musician himself, he write orchestrations and plays piano in a big band.  I’ve often found musicians to be good hearted people to talk to, and talking to Keith was no different.  He is a friendly gentleman with a kind smile and is a pleasure to talk to.

Having practiced law for nearly as long as I’ve been alive, he displays his knowledge through who is more than through what he says.  I could tell from how much he had to say about our fine city, that he could go on for days about the practice of law.  As is the case with many attorneys, Keith can handle many different types of cases.  As a generalist, he handles civil law, but he specifically is known

His motto is high touch, not high tech.  He calls people when he can, instead of emailing.  He’d rather have you drop by his office instead of contacting him through his website. In fact, I couldn’t even find his website.  Keith serves the needs of local residents in what he calls the sandwich generation.  Those who have aging parents and young children.

Type:
Local
Created:
01/15/2014
For:
Keith McClelland
Cafe Aroma – 509 NE 165th ST; 98155

Cafe Aroma – 509 NE 165th ST; 98155

About the business

A wonderful place to stop for a drink and a bite to eat.  Plenty of parking, conveniently located between two freeway entrances, priced right, lightening fast internet, and served with a smile every time.  Supporting businesses like Cafe Aroma means supporting the people who care about you.  Think of Cafe Aroma as an investment in your neighborhood, and an investment in peace.

About the owner

I have to be honest, the more I work on this project, the more I’m in awe of the people in our community. Lyanne exemplifies good-hearted. She has a true caring and a desire to create something beautiful for people to enjoy. This is why she’s tried so hard to create Café Aroma as a place where people can come to relax, see friends, and share a few minutes with others in their community.

Type:
Local
For:
Lyanne Scott