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City emergency preparedness drill is Sept. 22 The city will hold an emergency preparedness drill between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Mercer Island City Hall will serve as headquarters for the drill. See our story on page 3 for more details or go to www. mercergov.org/emergencyprep for more.

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Firehouse fun for all Take the kids and head to the North-end firehouse for Public Safety Days this Saturday, Sept. 18. There will be demonstrations, food and fun. Preparedness materials and handouts will be available at the family-focused event to help Islanders and their children prepare themselves for a fire or a natural disaster. Need more? Go to www.mercergov.org.

Go yellow: ride the bus to school Sept. 20 through Sept. 24 is the annual school bus count week for Mercer Island schools. The district’s transportation department receives federal and state money based on ridership that week. If your child does not currently ride the bus, but would like to, visit the MISD Web site to learn the routes and times. Contact the transportation office at (206) 236-3337.

Town Hall meeting Thursday, Sept. 23 the Island will host a town hall meeting and a benefit salmon bake at MI Care and Rehabilitation. Meet current state sentators and legislative reps and ask them your questions. The event is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Donations are welcome. Proceeds from the event will go to Mercer Island resident activity fund and the MIYFS. RSVP to Judy Vu at (206) 4021680.

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The Islander fans and marching band during a football game against Newport at Mercer Island High School on Friday, Sept. 10. See page 14 for a recap of Friday’s game and online for more pictures.

City tax revenues continue to slide Officials hope to fund two new ICW crosswalks with state grant in 2011 By Jenny Manning

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City officials are gearing up for nine meetings of budget-intensive discussion. City Financial Director Chip Corder provided a “big picture” look at the second quarter financial status report for the 2010 General Fund and Capital Improvement Program budgets at a City Council meeting last Tuesday. “We’re looking at a revenue shortfall of about $2 million. That’s $300,000 greater than what

said. There is a silver lining to this dark budget cloud. Although 2010 revenues fell short of expectations for the first half of the year, they’re still slightly more compared to the same time last year, to the tune of $17,000, or 0.2 percent. Total expenditures have only I had previously forecast back in reached 43.8 percent of the budthe May/June timeframe,” Corder get due to cost-cutting measures, said. “Thankfully, that shortfall is employee compensation reduceclipsed by expentions, savings from ditures being under vacant positions what’s budgeted, and the efforts of and significantly various departso.” ments to save The city could use money, Corder General Fund $300,000 in unused arts said. The city’s total funds to help with the “This is what revenues reached budget. See page 9 for has been concernjust 46.7 percent the story. ing to me,” Corder of the budget versaid. “From a revsus the 50 percent enue perspective, that City Finance last year wasn’t the bottom of the Director Chip Corder had bud- recession. This year is the bottom geted for by June 30 of this year. of the recession for us.” The shortfall is due to less-thanCorder highlighted a number of expected revenue from sales tax, utility taxes and interest, Corder Budget | Page 3

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In August of 2010, 48 new residential/condo listings came on the market on Mercer Island, per NWMLS statistics, compared to 38 during the same month last year. With a total of 201 active listings, inventory has scaled down by 9.05 percent since 2009. Closed sales were up by 35.20 percent as well, with 23 closings in August. “This is a very stable community as far as our citizens,” said Kris Robbs, one of the principal brokers with Ewing and Clark real estate on Mercer Island. Robbs, who has been selling real estate on the Island since 1979, said that the key is for sellers to price their properties accordingly. Mercer Island resident and associate broker with John L. Scott Mercer Island, Larry Williams,

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City eyes ‘One Percent for the Arts’ to fill budget gap By Jenny Manning

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Mercer Island’s One Percent for the Arts Fund is rolling in green, thanks to the 2009 Sewer Lake Line Project. On the eve of the 2011-2012 budget review, such a large fund for non-essential goods and services may become a source to fill in the $2 million projected budget gap. The fund is “almost entirely driven by” the one percent contribution from

the sewer lake line project, said Rich Conrad, city manager. Because the One Percent for the Arts Fund was created by the City Council, it has the ability to change the way that those funds are spent. “What the Council create-ith, the Council can uncreate-ith,” Conrad said; however, “That’s never happened.” One Percent for the Art money has always gone toward the arts, he said. History did nothing to

squelch Deputy Mayor El Jahncke’s suggestion to look at the large sum within the arts fund at a recent City Council meeting. “It’s worthy of discussing it with the upcoming budget,” he said. The following day at a monthly Arts Council meeting, Council member Dan Grausz, who is the City Council liaison with the Arts Council, told the group of the City Council’s discussion of possible alternative uses for the money within the One Percent or the Arts Fund. “It’s quite flush at this point,” he said in reference to the fund’s balance of approximately $300,000. “The Council will be looking at that. Until it’s spent, it’s going to be a target.”

Grausz reminded the Arts Council that the money can “go anywhere” per city ordinance. “Rich Conrad will submit a budget within the next month,” he said. “We’re short, and none of us has any idea right now what he’s going to cut.” Conrad said the Council could use the money to fill a portion of the 2011-2012 budget gap. “It’s not going to come out of the city manager’s budget,” Conrad said in an interview. “That’ll be something for the City Council to decide.” NOTE: The Municipal Arts Fund, which supports performing arts such as Mostly Music in the Park is separate from the One Percent for the Arts Fund.

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Islanders listen as Mercer Island city maintenance employee Eric Moltz, far right, explains the emergency well’s operations after an emergency drill review at Rotary Park last Tuesday.

Citywide emergency drill Sept. 22 By Jenny Manning

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It’s no secret that Mercer Island is a unique place to live; however, many Islanders may not realize how uniquely dangerous life on the rock may be if — and when — disaster strikes. Most city officials and emergency personnel live off-Island and would be unable to immediately help Island residents or request support from neighboring police, fire and medical professionals. For that reason, the city

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officials strongly suggest that Mercer Island residents have the necessary supplies to be self-sufficient for one week. Islanders will have two opportunities this month to learn more about emergency preparation and how to protect themselves, their families and their neighbors. The Mercer Island Fire Department will host “Public Safety Days” on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the North Fire Station, located at 3030 78th Avenue S.E. Police and fire emergency preparedness materials and handouts will be available at the family-focused event to help Islanders and their children prepare themselves for a natural disaster. On Wednesday, Sept. 22,

from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the city of Mercer Island will carry out a citywide emergency drill, which includes city government, city staff, citizens, businesses, schools and the faith community. In case of a real disaster, the emergency operation center will be based out of City Hall, at 9611 S.E. 36th St., and a shelter site will be available at the Community Center at Mercer View at 8236 S.E. 24th St. Contact Jennifer Franklin, emergency preparedness officer, at (206) 275-7905, or jennifer.franklin@mercergov. org for more information.

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On the other hand, the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget is basically on-target, he said. Real estate excise tax, also known as REET, is up by $201,000 (38.7 percent); home sales are up from 89 last year to 150 this year (68.5 percent); and average sales prices increased by 12.2 percent from $880,000 to $987,000. Corder plans to balance the CIP budget through $229,000 in project savings, $131,000 in CIP staffing reductions and $224,000 in project reductions, he said. “We’ve got it covered,” he said.

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t is the time of year when we count. We count votes, budget dollars, test scores and more. We look at where we are versus where we have been. We compare new numbers to what we expected to see and groan when they are not. School district officials have seen and parents have heard that there are dozens of new students attending Island schools. Those worried about class size creeping up are concerned. The district carefully forecasts the number of students expected each year. But in the end, they are forecasts — educated guesses. There are 114 extra students who are attending Island public schools so far this year. Official counts will not be made or released until October. The number actually represents a small error. Yet even small errors have larger consequences, both good and bad, for students and teachers and school district funding. Each new student represents approximately $4,000 in ‘revenue’ from the state paid to the district. Yet, as we have all been made aware, it costs more than $4,000 each year to educate a student. And there are other constraints. Hiring a new teacher means that certain enrollment thresholds need to be met before a new teacher is added. Classroom space, already an issue, has to be found. School officials are skilled in the art of adapting to changes in the number of new students they expect each fall. Of course, there are as many questions as there are intricacies about operating a school district. Yet no one, except a reporter from this newspaper, attended an advertised public hearing on the final school district budget for 2010-2011. ust where are these new students coming from? According to persuasive anecdotal evidence, there is a contingent of Mercer Island High School alums who have returned to live here with families in tow. An informal list reveals that perhaps a dozen new students this fall are children of alumni from the MIHS graduating classes of 1988, 1989 and 1990. Is it simply an interesting fact or ongoing trend? Everyone seems to know someone who went off to college and work, only to return when it was time to raise a family. And why? Well, the schools, of course; the parks and playgrounds and the community. And having grandma and grandpa nearby to baby-sit — priceless.

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To the editor Light rail and parking — a train wreck looming If the pages of the Reporter are any indication, the Island is likely to badly botch the integration of light rail into our transportation fabric. A story from early August highlights the wishful thinking on the part of some Island management. There’s hope that commuters will use shuttle vans to get to and from the North end park-and-ride. The same idea seems to be infiltrating nascent planning to accommodate light rail. In a more recent letter to the editor, Islander Julie Devine points out the obvious — that few people can tolerate the added commuting pain associated with shuttling to the North end. Compounding the problem is a rail stations become hubs for comseemingly baked-in aversion to creatmercial activity, increasing property ing ample, easily accessible parking. values, tax revenue and retail options. Apparently, years ago, the city rejected We shouldn’t deprive ourselves of these more ambitious proposals to expand benefits. We just need to realistically the North end lot, plan over the coming opting instead to decade on how to take only double its advantage of them. size and drive up The most logical its cost to $88,000 answer is to build large Send your letters to: editor@ per new stall. The (tasteful, of course) mi-reporter.com. Keep it brief, aversion to realistic garage capacity that courteous, and sign your name. planning spreads can serve both light across the downrail and downtown town parking landneeds and to creatively scape. As new buildings have gone up, allocate capacity for locals. private lots have increased in number Unfortunately, Mercer Island has and, in parallel, the “you will be towed a bad track record when it comes to signs” have become ubiquitous. long-term strategic planning for our Ms. Devine foresees the same probpublic facilities. Aside from a sad parklem that I do if we naively believe ing situation, today we see the inauIslanders’ car-centric culture will guration of the PEAK multi-purpose change. A light rail stop and associated, facility. At the same time, we hear limited parking will be predominantly clamoring to sustain our investments in used by non-residents. Her answer is the resource-strapped Mary Wayte Pool to have light rail completely pass us by. in the aging North Mercer campus. It’s I disagree. Commuting by rail is effiamazing that this collection of interests cient, eco-friendly and pleasant. Light was not addressed holistically.

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We seem to have a bias to look at each construction project — each investment of millions of dollars — in isolation, subjecting it to the tug-andpull of those with heightened interest in that particular project. Are you for or against PEAK? For or against Mary Wayte? Youth Theatre Northwest? Relocation of the middle school? An expanded park-and-ride? Without some strategic vision, Mercer Island seems apt to fall prey to project-specific politics, which drive us to cautious, sub-optimal, poorly integrated outcomes. Given this predisposition, Mercer Island is likely to take on a light rail station, but not create enough room for Islanders to make the most use of it. The main thing we have going for us — at least with respect to light rail — is that there may be enough time for our nearsightedness and wishful thinking to fall away, and for a more strategic vision to emerge.

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What’s the most important way you can prepare for a natural disaster?

“Be sure you are educated on the safety precautions that you can implement to protect yourself.” Jack Rodgers Retired Mercer Island

“Have two or three days of water and prepared food on hand.” Dennis Isham Retired Mercer Island

“We have a neighborhood group. I have a whole bunch of supplies safely stored in my garage.” Tom Castor Retired Mercer Island

“I’ve got that sheet from the city of Mercer Island. Have one week of food and water.” Craig Fetters Retired Mercer Island

“Make sure you have enough food and water to last you two weeks.” Gary Smith Retired Mercer Island

“Have water and food. Be prepared.” Theresia Kalas Retired Mercer Island


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Mercer Island firefighters raise over $7,000 during Fill the Boot campaign Reporter Staff

Mercer Island firefighters took in $7,382 from the community during the Fill the Boot campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in July. Mercer Island firefighter Tom Guttu described the event as the most successful Fill the Boot that Mercer

Island has participated in. He wrote in an e-mail to the Reporter, “We have the challenge of being a small fire department with limited personnel for events like this. However, we seem to raise a large sum of money with great support from this community.” The amount raised last year was $6,475.

Walter R. Rodgers III Walter R. Rodgers III died on August 25, 2010 with his wife Lynne by his side. Walter was born in Philadelphia, PA, on March 5, 1919, the son of Amy H. and W. Ralston Rodgers, Jr. Walter graduated from Amherst College in 1941 and served in the USAF in England, 1941-1945. Walter and Lynne Repkie were married December 21,1946 while Walter was attending University of Pennsylvania Law School. He practiced law in Philadelphia until he was recalled to active duty during the Korean War and was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane, WA. Walter later retired as Lt. Col. U.S.A.F. Reserve. The family moved to Spokane where Walter served as House Counsel for the Cowles Publishing Company, later as Asst. U.S. Dist. Atty., and later in private practice.The Rodgers enjoyed hiking, camping, and exploring the Northwest. Walter particularly enjoyed hunting with his sons and their Beagle, Jeffrey. During his years in Spokane, Walter was President of the Spokane Lay Citizens Commission for Public Schools,the Inland Empire Association of the Amateur Athletic Union, the Board of Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Northeastern Chapter of the Washington State Heart Association. In 1968 the Rodgers moved to Mercer Island (M.I.) where Walter became House Counsel for the Jack Benaroya Company. He later served as Regional Counsel for Region X, H.U.D., retiring in1982. Walter was a member of the M. I. Historical Society, M.I. Planning Commission, and M.I. Presbyterian Church where he served as Elder. He was a founding member of M.I. PROBUS, and served on the BOD of the HamlinRobinson School for Dyslexics. Walter was revered by his family, friends, and professional colleagues for his integrity, loyalty, intelligence, objectivity, humor, common sense, and his deep sense of fair play. Walter and Lynne traveled to all areas of the U.S and Europe. Walter had been in all 50 states. He enjoyed reading history, collecting U.S. coins, and was an avid crossword puzzler. Walter adored dogs of all kinds, who always enthusiastically returned his affection. In his final year, Walter was a patient at the M.I. Care and Rehab Center. The Rodgers family cannot adequately express their gratitude for the loving care Walter received from all the staff there. He was loved, and greatly appreciated their attentive care. Walter is survived by his wife Lynne; son William of Mercer Island; son Rev. Stephen M. Rodgers and his sons Luke and George of Portland, OR; and cousin Georgene Ambrose of Berwyn, PA. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dr. Carolyn A. “Puddie” Rodgers in 1982. Family services have been held. Memorials to Walter may be made to Senior Foundation of Mercer Island, P.O. Box 51, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. ~ W. Shakespeare~ 408832

Police SEPT. 3 CAR THEFT: At 7:33 a.m. a

resident of the 8000 block of Avalon Place reported his car, a Nissan Frontier, stolen from his residence.

SEPT. 4 DEATH INVESTIGATION: At 11:52

p.m. police responded to a residence in the 7400 block of W. Mercer Way for a “welfare check” of a 51-year-old woman with a history of depression. The woman was found dead in her bed with an “apparent self-inflicted” gunshot wound to the head. No criminal activity is suspected.

Sept. 5

THEFT: At 1:40 a.m. two underage Mercer Island men were arrested for stealing alcohol from the North-end QFC. The men, ages 18 and 19, were transported to the MIPD, processed, cited and released.

Sept. 9 FRAUD: At 9:14 a.m. a 52-year-

old Mercer Island resident reported that an alleged “solicitor” with the Children’s Hospital stopped by his residence. He wrote a check for $250, but was informed that the Children’s Hospital does not do door-to-door solicitations. The man cancelled his check before it was cashed.

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Memorial service Elizabeth Ann Queal A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Queal family home on Mercer Island. For directions or other information, please call Jan at (206) 232-8877. Bring your memories.

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Patricia Lou Pollard died in her sleep at her residence on Mercer Island, WA, on August 29, 2010. Patricia was born on January 20, 1929 in Warrensburg, MO. Patricia (maiden name Greer) lived throughout the U.S. She also travelled extensively worldwide in her later years. Despite these travels, she remained at heart the small town girl who was born and spent her youth in Missouri. Patricia married Navy officer, Robert Pollard, after World War II, and began the nomadic and exciting life of a Navy pilot’s wife, ending with the family settling on Mercer Island after Robert’s retirement from the military. Patricia and Robert had three children together during their 24 years of marriage. Patricia lived the majority of her life, including the last 44 years, in the Seattle area both on Mercer Island and in Bellevue. In addition to being a devoted and loving mother, Patricia worked for many years at Nordstrom in Seattle where she made many enduring friendships. Patricia had a unique and flamboyant style that endeared her to friends and family. Fun, eclectic, elegant, and never shy, she lived her life in bold colors, leaving all who knew her with wonderful stories to share and indelible memories to cherish. Beneath her lively personality lay a woman of remarkable strength and courage. Fiercely independent, her family is so grateful that she was able to live her life as she wished, including her avid bridge playing with longtime friends, until her death. Patricia was preceded in death by her son Robert Pollard, Jr. and daughter Greer Lipson. Patricia is survived by her loving family including son Tom and his wife Hilary, grandchildren David and Ryan, and son-in-law Mark Lipson. Memorial Services will be held at Sunset Hills Funeral Home (Bellevue) at 1:30 pm on Thursday, September 16. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests gifts to the Assistance League of Seattle with whom Patricia volunteered for many years (www. seattle.assistanceleague.org, Phone: 206-547-4680). Remembrances may be shared at www.sunsethillsfuneralhome. com. 408560

resident reported that she’d parked her car in the 5600 block of Island Crest Way. When she returned, her car window was shattered and her white Coach purse was missing, along with its contents, including her driver’s license, Pottery Barn charge card, Banana Republic charge card, American Express card, Master Card, Visa credit union card, checkbook, $50 in cash and her wedding band. The total loss was valued at $1,036. BURGLARY: At 6:36 p.m. a resident of the 8400 block of S.E. 83rd Street reported two bottles of champagne and a bottle of cherry liquor missing from her garage refrigerator. She had left her garage door open while she went to the grocery store. When she returned, her 13-year-old son told her that two men had entered the garage and opened the refrigerator. LIQUOR VIOLATION: At 10:34 p.m. an officer contacted a 16-yearold Tacoma girl at the Mercer Island High School football game. The teen appeared intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. She consented to a field breathalyzer test and

provided a sample of .121. The teen was arrested, taken to the MIPD and released to her parents, who drove up from Tacoma.

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cer stopped a 2006 MercedesBenz in the 3200 block of 81st Place S.E. for erratic lane changes and failure to use turn signals. The driver, a 47-year-old Bellevue man, consented to a field breathalyzer test and “performed poorly” with a .66 sample. The driver was arrested, processed at MIPD and released to his wife. OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSIST: At 12:56 p.m. the MIPD received a report of a suspected robber heading toward Bellevue from Redmond. The officer set up a surveillance point at S.E. Eight Street and I-405 and stopped the suspected robber on southbound I-405. The driver, a 31-year-old Covington man, confessed to the robbery at the scene. The man was arrested and turned over to the Redmond Police Department.

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PUBLIC NOTICES ____________________________ PUBLIC NOTICE OF OPEN RECORD HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN a rescheduled Open Record Hearing will be held before the Mercer Island Planning Commission for proposed Zoning Text Amendments (File # ZTR10-003/SEP10-011) to Title 19 of the Mercer Island City Code (MICC) related to code housekeeping as well as clarifications regarding building pads, moving buildings, and lot depth and width. The Open Record Hearing on this request will be on 10/6/10 at 7:30 PM in the Mercer Island Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington. The Mercer Island City Council is expected to consider the Planning Commission’s recommendation on this matter at the 11/15/10 and 12/6/10 regular City Council meetings. On 8/30/10, the City issued a SEPA Determination of Non-Significance (DNS); the lead agency for this proposal has determined that this proposal will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or mitigation was not required under RCW 43.21C.030. This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency, under the optional DNS process, as specified in WAC 197-11-355. Only those persons who submitted written comments within the sixteen (16) day comment period, which ran from 8/9/10 through 8/25/10, and those parties who testify at the 10/6/10

Open Record Hearing will be parties of record; and only parties of record will receive the subsequent Notice of Decision on these actions, and have the right to appeal. You may review the file on this matter at the City of Mercer Island, Development Services Group, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA. Contact Shana Crick, Planner, for more information at shana.crick@ mercergov.org or 206-275-7732. Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on September 15, 2010 #409247

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I grew up on Mercer Island back in the ’60s and ’70s. Years later and after becoming a parent, I moved back to the Island, where I could be assured that my daughter would receive a good education. It’s nice to be back living on the Island as an adult and getting involved in this small-town community. I recently subscribed to the local Mercer Island Reporter and was very excited to receive my first copy in the mail (the Sept. 8, 2010 issue). On page 11, my eye was drawn down to the bottom right corner, where there was an ad with “Supply List,” “2 x 2 = 4,” a little smiley face and “Back to School,” all as if written in chalk on a blackboard, plus a picture of a textbook with an apple sitting on top. Thinking it was a local merchant selling school supplies for kids, I took a closer look, and was really shocked to find that the so-called “Supply List” was of different facial skin treatments like Botox and other cosmetic procedures, with offers like “Buy 2, get one FREE!” I found it extremely inappropriate that this ad looked as if it was designed with school-aged children in mind, associating “Back to School” with cosmetic surgery. As long as I can remember, girls and young women have always struggled

to build and maintain good self-esteem and a positive self-image while being bombarded with advertisements implying that if you don’t look thin, young and beautiful, and have perfect skin like the models in magazines and on TV, then you’re not good enough and do not measure up. As responsible adults, parents and leaders of our community, we have to work very hard to counteract these negative ideals by role-modeling and teaching our kids that it’s what’s on the inside that really counts. Running this particular ad in the Reporter seems incredibly inappropriate and makes me sad because the need to counter-attack the negative messaging seems to be increasing, not decreasing. I, for one, find it unacceptable that the Reporter allows advertisements that perpetuate any type of negative influence on our kids. Stacy Dimmich Editor’s note: This advertisement appears on page 11 of the Sept. 8 issue.

Amnesty period expires soon for county residents to license pets that took effect on July 1, the cost for pet licenses for spayed or neutered animals remained unchanged at $30, and the price for unaltered pets was reduced to $60 from $90. Residents can purchase pet licenses in person at over 100 locations in King County, including many QFC grocery stores, and online. Visit www.kingcounty.gov/pets for a list of sales locations or to purchase or renew a license online. King County pet licenses come with many benefits, including the following. The first time your pet is found, King County will attempt to skip the shelter and deliver the pet to your home.

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CAR PROWL: At 2:43 a 71-yearold Mercer Island resident reported that her locked car had been broken into while parked in a carport in the 8000 block of S.E. 36th Street. There was no sign of forced entry into the car, a Honda Civic, according to the police report. The woman said two pairs of sunglasses and several notebooks, valued at $85, were missing. BURGLARY: At 3:25 p.m. a resident of the 7200 block of 91st Avenue S.E. reported that he’d returned home to find his garage door open and a young man standing in front of his garage refrigerator. The resident grabbed

the young man’s bag as he ran off. The suspect was later identified as an 18-year-old Mercer Island teen. Nothing was reported missing from the residence. THEFT: At 3:34 p.m. a 37-yearold Mercer Island man reported that two white wake boards were stolen off his boat over Labor Day weekend while the vessel was moored at the Mercer Island Beach Club.

Sept. 12 DUI: At 2:44 a.m. an officer stopped a 2009 Honda Accord with expired plates in the 7800 block of S.E. 28th Street. The officer smelled “intoxicants” and the driver, a 40-year-old Mercer Island man, admit-

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“Last year there was so much consternation over this (class sizes), and it seems to be completely solved.”

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Island Crest Way will remained unchanged — at least until 2011. The city of Mercer Island will hold off on any changes to Island Crest Way pending word from the Transportation Improvement Board regarding several grant applications. The city submitted two matching-grant requests in August for the original Island Crest Way “road diet” project as well as the two pedestrian-actuated lights approved in a June Council meeting in place of the “road diet” configuration. The move was an effort to reduce spending while still improving safety on the arterial. A third grant request was submitted to fund the installation of traffic signals on S.E. 27th Street at the intersections with 77th Avenue

sought to lower class sizes. “We are actually in an improved situation from the prior year,” said Mack. “This year, only one class is at an overload level, and it’s kindergarten.” An overloaded class has a teacher who sees more than 150 students per day. Under those conditions, teachers are typically offered extra help in the classroom, such as para-professionals. Mack said there are no overloads at Islander Middle School, and while there are eight at the high school, last year there were 11. He said the administrative team at MIHS is still readjusting, expecting to bring four out of overloaded status. “Last year there was so much consternation over this, and it seems to be completely solved,” said board member Janet Frohnmayer. One thing that the district is watching very closely is the fact that they continue to be above the demographic trend and projections for enrollment. “We’re going up at an even more rapid rate,” said Mack. “Currently, we’re at the level we thought we’d be at in 2012-2013.” The district had budgeted for 2,393 students; so far, enrollment sits at 4,007.04. The district will continue to watch the levels throughout the school year.

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termed), ‘entry level waterfront homes,’ he said. Those properties are in the $2-$3 million range. However, with homes priced above $4 million, he said it will be interesting to see how it plays out. “There’s a lot of properties on the market in that range,” he said. At the lower end, Julie Nugent, the broker with Windermere Mercer Island, said that a two-bedroom condo in an older building can be obtained in the $200,000 range. She said the disappearance of the $8,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers did affect condo buyers. She said would-be first time home buyers did drop off in May, June and July as the tax credit expired. All three real estate professionals are prepared to see inventory drop off as winter approaches. Nugent said it’s typical to see homeowners pull their homes off the market around the end of October. Robbs said sellers who can’t get what they want are turning to the option of leasing their homes out.

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8232 Avalon Drive, Classic shingled Martha’s Vineyard style home with stunning lake and Mt. Rainer views on the sunny shores of Lake WA.4bd/3.5bth, 2004 remodel, open floor plan, espresso hardwood floors, stainless appliances, popular Beach Club neighborhood. Tim Conway 206-954-2437 Cindy Verschueren 206-909-4523 www.johnlscott.com/86742

Estate Setting

$2,595,000

Gorgeous 5 bedroom 4.25 bath on 26,000sqft lot. Wrap around covered decking, lush green lawn and finished space above the garage. Popular First Hill location. Think croquet, badminton, touch football, putting green, doesn’t get much better then this. Barbara Purcell 206-920-7722 www.johnlscott.com/12979

Island Point-View OPEN SUN 1-4

$2,125,000

8580 SE 80th- 2004 Craftsman, 4520sqft, 4BD, great room, protected lake & MT Rainier view. Architect/builder’s personal residence. Craig Hagstrom 206-669-2267 www.johnlscott.com/27818

The Lodge at Ferncroft $1,999,950

4421 Ferncroft Road- 5,350 sq.ft. Masterfully rebuilt on sunny rolling hillside to capture panoramic Lake & Cascade Mts. view! Dramatic architecture, Exquisite finishes, Open floor plan, Entertainer’s Kitchen, 4 Decks, 5BR, 4BA, Luxurious Master Suite, 4 FP, Den, Rec/Media, Bonus, 2nd Kitchen, 3 Car Garage, ½+ Acre. Terry & Daphne Donovan 206-713-5240 www.johnlscott.com/90283

W-Side New Construction

Aspen Homes presents the magnificent home on the Westside of MI w/lake views. 5BD/4.5BA and 3 fireplaces! Plans available upon request. Customize now and have your dream home built just for you. Betty DeLaurenti 206-230-5109 www.johnlscott.com/15047

Terrific Finance Options

7235 SE 24th St - Situated on Island popular 1st Hill neighborhood 5bd/4.5ba 5300sf 2nd master bedroom on main floor, possible ADU unit w/parking & entry turn around driveway. Debbie Constantine 206-853-5262 www.johnlscott.com/36417

Sophisticated Contemporary

$1,299,000

Panoramic lake, mountain, and fiery sunset views from this warm and exciting West side home. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, huge family room, den, 3 fireplaces, 5 view decks, large parking pad, and 3 car garage. Private setting at the top of the lane. Barbara Purcell 206-920-7722 www.johnlscott.com/43622

Seller Financing Available

$1,297,000

8434 W Mercer Way- Architecturally Stunning Home with 180° Spectacular Views from every level with many upgrades. 4BR/3.5BA home with bonus room, 3 fireplaces. Liz Kenny 206-229-5881 www.johnlscott.com/22933

View Home

$1,150,000

This Northwest contemporary home has 3 bedrooms, is perfectly situated to take full advantage of the panoramic lake and mountain views! Gourmet kitchen with double ovens, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Gorgeous master bedroom suite encompasses the entire upper level and includes a separate sitting area, his & her baths and a walk-in closet. Betty DeLaurenti 206-230-5109 www.johnlscott.com/30405

Sophisticated Mid Century

$975,000

7251 West Mercer Way - Spacious great room wraps around the light filled kitchen and opens to two large patios, 4 Bed, 2.75 Bath. Shared Waterfront w/ Boat Lift. Tim Conway 206-954-2437 www.johnlscott.com/21786

$1,998,000

6212 E Mercer Wy - Seller to buy down payment to bring 80% loan to 4%. Fabulous better then new home with shared waterfront, 6 bedrooms, 2 separate garages, slate covered outdoor entertaining area, gourmet kitchen, main floor master & more. Bonnie Sanborn 206-919-3501 www.johnlscott.com/87556

W-Side 60’s Shared H2O

$1,850,000

7361 W Mercer - Assigned moorage & lift. 5br 4,435sf, new roof, AC, newer kitchen appliances, lake views, huge master suite, and 3-car garage. Craig Hagstrom 206-669-2267 www.johnlscott.com/74400

$850,000

Views of Lake Washington, Downtown Bellevue skyline and mountains! 3 Bedrooms, 1.75 Bathrooms, fireplace, 5 car garage. 16,400+/square foot lot with loads of potential! Super convenient North End location. Betty DeLaurenti 206-230-5109 www.johnlscott.com/88175

Peaceful Wooded Setting $745,000

Unique floor plan with many living areas provides delightful open space with vaulted ceilings, lots of light and views of the peaceful wooded setting. 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths in 2,740SqFt of living space. Remodeled kitchen with granite counters and upscale appliances. Private master suite with sitting area. Hardwoods throughout. Flex space with separate outside entrance under garage - great for office studio or workout area. Level play area off lower decks. 16,956SqFt of lush landscaping. Tim Conway 206-954-2437 www.johnlscott.com/28894

Sylvan Setting

$694,800

6126 W Mercer Way- Nice 4BD/2.5BA home owner’s suite on main, open floor plan w/cathedral ceilings, large deck & patio, study/den on main, 2 fireplaces, flat backyard. Frank Ceteznik 206-979-8400 www.johnlscott.com/85418

Charmer on Mercer Island Creekside Craftsman

$1,475,000

5360 Butterworth Rd - The 20 light filled rooms you desire- 5BD/ 3.5BA, LR, DR, den, kitchen, casual dining, fam, master suite, rec, exercise, wine cellar, bonus & two car garages! Terry & Daphne Donovan 206-713-5240 www.johnlscott.com/29511

Lucas Hill Luxury

$899,000

5BR/3BA 3840sqft home on 12,445sqft lot. Everything you need! High end remodeled kitchen. Extra family room, 3 car garage, much more! Tony Salvata 206-915-8672 www.johnlscott.com/97436

Serene Setting

$788,000

8740 SE 48th St- Meticulously maintained home on large lot. New gleaming maple hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, heated bathroom floors, and 2 fireplaces. Frank Ceteznik 206-979-8400 www.johnlscott.com/53868

Charming First Hill Home $759,000

Gravel paths, rose gardens and paned Dutch-door entry set the stage. Great room design with western view. Roof-top deck has easy access with built in benches, perfect for a summertime party. Intimate & private backyard with cottage style “playhouse” (yoga studio or artist nook?) is heated w/electric.

Lou Glatz 206-948-2591 Lori Holden 206-949-5674 www.johnlscott.com/61521

Mercerwood Home

$749,000

Charming 5BD/2.5BA home w/large and open living room. Vaulted ceilings. Kitchen w/breakfast bar and eating area, dining room, sunroom, and deck with views of Bellevue and seasonal lake view. Lower level features family room game room, and 2nd kitchen. Betty DeLaurenti 206-230-5109 www.johnlscott.com/26319

Mercer Highlands!

$675,000

7660 N Mercer Wy #201- 3BD/2.5BA 1806sqft main entry level. 2004: New exterior envelope, new roof windows, deck, and sound remediation. Craig Hagstrom 206-669-2267 www.johnlscott.com/66385

Homestead Haven

$650,000

4145 80th Ave. SE- New Listing! Stroll down the park side lane and dead end street to this attractive NW contemporary w/western exposure and partial winter lake view. 3bd/2.25bth, walls of windows, hardwood floors, updated kitchen w/ gas cook top, a stone’s throw from school, park, tennis courts and North end convenience. CindyVerschueren 206-909-4523 www.johnlscott.com/39149

Mountain & Lake Views $619,000

Expansive views of Bellevue, Lake Wa & Cascades mountains. New front porch & lovely landscaped yard al fresco. Large kitchen enjoys a u-shaped food prep area and opens to large entertaining deck in the yard with view of Mt. Baker. New carpet. Flexible spaces. Lou Glatz 206-948-2591 Lori Holden 206-949-5674 www.johnlscott.com/43394

Mid Island Colonial

$600,000

Great central location. 4BD/2.25BA Quiet street yet close to all amenities, including library, parks, and high school. Well kept home in garden and wooded setting with a great level yard. Dieter Kaetel 206-427-0863 www.johnlscott.com/32895

Starting at $329,860

The Bentley House Luxury Condos

2700 Pine Cone Dr, Issaquah- Collection of 45 Luxury Terraces. 4 star built green, concrete & steel construction. Amenities include concierge service, fitness center, steam rooms, lounge, games room, theater, 2 guest suites, executive offices, and roof-top lanai. 2 car parcade parking. 1,262sf – 1,860sf terraces. Vitaly Versko 425-444-1855 www.johnlscott.com/40709

Downtown Kirkland Condo $295,000

Great 1bd plus den and 1.5 baths right in the heart of Kirkland. Living room has gas fireplace. Patio leading off liv. Rm. provides privacy as well as a lot of greenery. Agi Seligman 206-550-4219 www.johnlscott.com/63884

$268,500

Enjoy lake, city and territorial views from this wonderful 1 bed, 1 bath condo. Upgraded unit. Enjoy the pool and bbq areas and the clubhouse w/ fitness area plus kitchen. Just a lot of things to enjoy! Tim Conway 206-954-2437 www.johnlscott.com/97507

Belltown Chic Pied-a-Terre $224,900

Great investment, studio in Historic Belltown building. Remodeled, sophisticated. Close to everything. Helen Hitchcock 206-856-7007 www.johnlscott.com/31863

Affordable Condo

$199,000

7000 Cleopatra Pl NW #101 Seattle- Best kept secret between Ballard & Phinney Ridge. Corner, ground large 1 bedroom 1 bath. Secure entrance, storage & garage. Debbie Constantine 206-853-5262 www.johnlscott.com/65899

Juanita Beach View Condo $154,800

Spacious and updated view condo. Quiet location, very close to Juanita Beach Park, shopping, dining, 1BD/1BA. Dieter Kaetel 206-427-0863 www.johnlscott.com/30079

Timber Ridge Condo

VACANT LAND $123,000

2 Bedroom condo in Timber Ridge. Open kitchen w/eating bar, spacious living room w/ wood burning fireplace & patio access, master suite setup including bathroom, dressing room & walk-in closet. Ground floor unit w/patio in fenced backyard area next to greenbelt. New carpet, new paint plus washer/dryer included. Unit comes w/2 parking spaces, 1 covered and 1 uncovered. Community amenities include: club house, pool, hot tub & sauna. Close to Kent Station shopping & Sounder Train commute. Jim Dierst 206-650-7277 www.johnlscott.com/95076

OFF ISLAND Normandy Park Price Reduction

$1,097,000

Privacy and seclusion are words that come to mind when you arrive to this one of a kind home situated in the heart of Normandy Park. Over 41,000 square feet of lot enjoys, a new swimming pool, private camp ground, putting green with sand hazard, two BBQ Patios, a croquet court, grape arbor for outdoor dining, children’s play field, and membership opportunity in Normandy Park swim team and cove, with beach rights. The house, a real dream! A million miles away from down town Seattle, but minutes, by the new light rail! Melanie Smith 206-369-3404 www.johnlscott.com/88908

Newcastle Area Home

$825,000

6426 LAKE WA BLVD SE - Luxury Newcastle retreat. 4 bed/5 bath 4180sqft. Three bedrooms on main, plush master bedroom & den on upper floor. Westerly lake views. Larry Williams 425-445-9870 www.johnlscott.com/43297

3930st 2-story w/bsmt home on greenbelt. 4BD/2.5BA, bonus room, den, wine cellar. Trex deck. New roof, furnace, and H20 heater. Jay Agoado 425-260-0715 www.johnlscott.com/28367

$549,000

$1,070,000

One home off the lake with Southwest exposure, over 23,000sqft of land, the perfect building site. 8-10 minutes to I-90. Craig Hagstrom 206-669-2267 www.johnlscott.com/88849

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$550,000

South Mercer Island

$499,000

The asking price has been lowered by $125,000. Now an excellent value for 1+ acre in a great neighborhood. Financing help may be offered by seller. Jean Locke 206-898-7899 www.johnlscott.com/25318

Convenient location, mostly flat lot in beautiful south end location, a neighborhood of fine homes, close to parks, trails and shopping. A great opportunity and rare find! Petra Walker 206-230-5138 www.johnlscott.com/95209

Vacant Mercer Island Land $350,000 Affordable opportunity to build your dream home on this 14,000+/- Sf. lot. Two options for access to the property, one direct from 47th, the other option is an easement access thru property to the west per title. Betty DeLaurenti 206-230-5109 www.johnlscott.com/16604

RENTAL

Short Distance to Microsoft! $599,950

8246 SE 72nd St- 4 bedroom home, overlooking an oversized sunny lawn, complete w/rose gardens, patio and vegetable garden. Oak hardwood flooring, oversized 2 car garage, and a shop to be admired by all. Elevated deck off the great room for evening cookouts. Longtime residents’ care, meticulous maintenance and tasteful upgrades. A real gem! Larry Williams 425-445-9870 www.johnlscott.com/57452

Westside View

Maywood Hills- 1 Level

$364,900

Spacious remodeled/updated 4BD. Enjoy morning breakfast in year-round sunroom. Garden setting. Dieter Kaetel 206-427-0863 www.johnlscott.com/87363

Lake Sammamish Home for Lease

$12,000/Month

Stunning architecture. Luxuriously casual. National award winning. 110’ level waterfront. 5040sqft 4BD/5BA. All the waterfront essentials. Larry Williams 425-445-9870 www.johnlscott.com/59111

Mercer Island Home

$4,900/Month

MI Home for Rent

$2,000/Month

Lease, lease to own or seller financing available for this well crafted Black & Caldwell home with sweeping views. Remodeled master suite, new large deck, open and bright floor plan. Liz Kenny 206-229-5881 www.johnlscott.com/22933

Updated 3 BR One-level Mercerdale Home. 2-car Garage, Washer/Dryer, Hardwood Floors. Rent includes Yard/Garden Maintenance. Convenient to all amenities incl. Shopping and Bus, P&R. Dieter Kaetel 206-427-0863 www.johnlscott.com/19659

$729,900

Huge flat fenced yard, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 3000 square feet awaiting your special touches. Room for everyone! Helen Hitchcock 206-856-7007 www.johnlscott.com/74607

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CONDOS & TOWNHOMES

Mercer Island Condo North End--View!

$2,300,000

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$1,525,000

$925,000

Serene sunlight warms this 5 bedroom + bonus rm, 2.5 bath hm with high vaulted ceilings and a flowing circular floor plan. Walls of windows make you feel like you’re living in a tree house. Master BR features a sunken sitting area, 5-pc bath and access to a pvt deck. Stylish gourmet kitchen w/ double ovens, gas cook-top, granite counters, hdwd flrs and adj to the sunken family rm. Fabulous location at end of cul-de-sac complete with a large level backyard! Betty DeLaurenti 206-230-5109 www.johnlscott.com/49172

$2,600,000

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Craftsman Design For Living

$1,400,000

Stunning Lk, city & mtn view. 4BR/3.5BA ~ 3 level hm, built-in 2006 Top of the line main floor office with outside entry. Betty DeLaurenti 206-230-5109 www.johnlscott.com/35735

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First Hill – View!

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Weekend event results For a look at the results from the Escape from the Rock triathlon, held last Sunday, and the Swim Across America event last Saturday visit our Web site at www.mi-reporter.com under the Sports tab. Mercer Island rEporter | www.mi-reporter.com

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MIHS volleyball sets sights on wrecking havoc in KingCo This is the fourth week of a look at MIHS fall sports. A new team will be featured each week. Next week: boy’s tennis. If last year was considered a rebuilding year for Mercer Island volleyball, this season is the patent year when they are biggest — faster and stronger. Not that the team was having many issues last season. The Islanders advanced to the district tournament, just games away from a state berth. That was their ‘rebuilding year.’ Fittingly

so, Mercer Island expects to do better this year, with their sights set on a better finish than the 2008 team, which took fourth in state. Second-year head coach Susan Rindlaub is back at the helm this season with a large group of returners. “Our biggest goal is to make it to state this year, and we want to do better than the 2008 team. That’s kind of our ultimate goal,” she said. “But we’re trying to do all of the little things right, like getting serves in and communicating and going for every ball, covering on defense, trying to work on the things we can

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always control.” Her captains agree, as the only two seniors on the team, Ariel Dewey and Erin McKiernan, remember what the run to state was like that year. “We want to go to state,” said McKiernan. “We want to place higher than ’08.” Part of the expectation that Rindlaub says she put out there for the team is that she’ll be tougher this season. “I’m definitely setting higher expectations for them. Being tougher on them, in terms of what they need to execute and what they should be doing to be a strong varsity team,” said the coach. “Last year we had graduated seven seniors, so last year in some ways was a rebuilding year, and that should have never been an excuse for anything, but this year is definitely not a rebuilding year, and we have a chance to do really, really well. I’m going to demand that.” But it isn’t just Rindlaub who expects the Islanders to play at their best. The returning players do, too. “I think we’ll be all around pretty good,” said setter Dewey. The twotime first team all-league player said they are just as strong as ever, but with added height. In fact, it’s quite possibly one of the tallest teams ever seen on the Island. “The first thing you see right away is we’re a much taller team,” said Rindlaub. “We have three girls who are 6 feet or taller, which on Mercer Island, we’ve never had that before.

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Islander DB Ben Emanuels (3) tackles Knights RB Louie Jachim (36) during a game against Newport at Mercer Island on Friday, Sept. 10. The Knights beat the Islanders, 28-21. By Megan Managan

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In the first home game of the season, Mercer Island fell to 4A Newport in a non-conference match-up, 28-21. It became a defensive battle for the Islanders and they found it difficult to turn offensive drives down the field into points on the board. “We’re focused on the defensive side; I really felt the defense did a good job for the most part,” said head coach Brett Ogata.

“Offensively was the problem. We just shot ourselves in the foot. We had the ball, I think, seven times in the red zone, and we scored twice. If we don’t do that and do what we’re supposed to do offensively, this is not even a close game.” The Islanders gained a quick lead in the first 30 seconds of the game off an 88-yard kick return touchdown by Nick Sinclair for a 7-0 start to the game. That score held through the rest of the first quarter, but Newport earned a touchdown short-

ly after the second began, following a Mercer Island fumble. Through successive drive, the Knights moved into position and tied the game 7-7 with 11:17 left in the half. The Islanders ended the half with quarterback Jeff Lindquist running for a 3-yard touchdown in the middle of the quarter for a 14-7 lead. The Islanders defense held Newport off for the rest of the half, giving Mercer Island the lead at the

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Sophomore Kris Brackmann signals the team during its home game against Lake Washington last week. Mount Si on the court. “Mount Si — they are, by far, our biggest rival,” said Rindlaub of the team the Islanders are most excited to play, “and the strongest team in the league, next to us. That’s the game we really look for.” Both Dewey and McKiernan agreed, but also said the non-league matches will help test their team. “I’m excited for the nonleague games,” said Dewey. “It really shows what we’ve got. We’re young, but we have the potential to do a lot of damage.” Beyond playing and hopefully dominating, the team is solid because the players are close. “I think the chemistry and camaraderie is something you really notice right away,” said Rindlaub. “They genuinely all like each other. They get along really well and spend a lot of time together outside of practice.” For Dewey and McKiernan, watching the team grow is going to be a highlight, knowing the girls who don’t graduate next spring will be back next fall. “I want the team to grow together and bond,” said Dewey of her goals as a captain. “We’re the only two seniors, so some of these girls will be together for another year or two. I want them to take this program to a new level. To be a force to be reckoned with.” It shouldn’t be an issue moving to years ahead, as Rindlaub said this season the program has had its highest turnout ever, adding a second C-team.

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Islander DB Connor Bernal (7) breaks up a pass during a game against Newport at Mercer Island on Friday, Sept. 10.

break. Following the half, Newport found its stride, with a long touchdown run from the 46-yard line, but a missed kick kept the team from taking the lead. The score was 14-13. For two more quarters

it was a progressive back and forth game, with the Islanders’ defense keeping Newport from making much progress and missed chances close to the end zone stopping the offense. The third quarter ended with Newport leading 21-14. Newport added another touchdown to the list for

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Girls swimming Mercer Island 127, Liberty 52 200 medley relay – Mercer Island (Cox, Marques, Poli, Williamson) 1:57.51. 200 free – 1, Nicole Lecoq, Liberty, 1:58.67; 2, Grace Wold, 1:59.48. 200 IM – Elise Tinseth, Liberty, 2:19.70. 50 free – Kira Godfred, 27.91. Diving – Robin Bullock, Liberty, 111.45. 100 fly – Lauren Poli, 1:01.24. 100 free – Grace Wold, 55.48. 500 free – Maddie Larkin, 5:37.03. 200 free relay – Mercer Island (Wold, Chandless, Seidel, Williamson) 1:45.56. 100 back – 1, Nicole Lecoq, Liberty, 1:02.37; 2, Caitlin Cox, 1:02.78. 100 breast – Kira Godfred, 1:13.93. 400 free relay – Mercer Island (Deiparine, Poli, Wold, Williamson) 3:50.02.

Girls soccer Tuesday, Sept. 7 Seattle Prep 4, Mercer Island 1 Seattle Prep – Gio Plater (Madison Nelson) 22:00, Sarah Schwaegler (Kalynn Huebner) 30:00, Sarah Coluccio (Plater) 49:00, Nelson (un) 80:00. Mercer Island – Lauren Frank (Claire Jensen) 6:00. Thursday, Sept. 9 Skyline 4, Mercer Island 0 Skyline – Meighan Hawks (Maddie Christ) 22:00, Christ (un), Nicole Candioglos (Christ) 60:00, Anna Deweirdt (Brittanee Randle) 65:00.

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Thursday, Sept. 9 Mercer Island def. Lake Washington 25-20, 25-18, 25-22. Mercer Island – Roberta Blood, 6 kills; Kris Brackmann, 6 blocks; Ariel Dewey, 27 assists, 4 aces; Lottie MacAulay, 5 blocks; Erin McKiernan, 6 blocks; Rachel Bowdle, 5 aces.

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the night with 5:17 left in the game after a 12-yard run for the 28-14 lead. With just two minutes left on the clock, Lindquist connected with junior Eric Stefanchik in the end zone to give the Islanders a chance at the last-minute tie. But those chances were limited by the Newport offense, and Mercer Island ran out of

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We’ve always been a shorter team. We’re a very quick team, a very fast team. Most people on the team are good at defense, as usual. We’re usually a defensive team and that has stayed the same, if not even better.” McKiernan agreed, citing the players’ height as a strong point. “We have so much potential,” she said. “And we’re very consistent.” The consistency on the court will likely be a result of the depth the team has at every position. “I have multiple people to play at every position,” said Rindlaub. “Even though we are a young team, we definitely have experience on the team. The fact that we didn’t make it to state last year was kind of a blow, I think, so that gives us something to really shoot for and something we don’t want to have happen again.” But that youth represents the other side of the situation for Rindlaub, knowing some of those players simply haven’t played with the postseason pressure yet. “We have six sophomores (on varsity); four of the six have not played in the playoffs.” said Rindlaub. “It just means playing at a different level, but they are 100 percent competitive, and I have complete confidence in them. They are the kind of players that can play under pressure.” After several marathon matches last season, including the match up for the KingCo tournament title, the Islanders are eager to face

time. The Islanders will travel to play Juanita next Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. The team is currently 1-1 this season. “I think we’ll be fine. Hopefully, we can learn from this that it’s a situation where we’re growing as a program and as a young team,” said Ogata about preparing for league play this week. “This week, guys were a little loose after the big win over Seattle Prep. They need to realize that it takes more than one week to be a good team.” Against Juanita, Ogata said it will be important for the team to capitalize on its chances to score. “We definitely need to score in the red zone, that’s for sure,” he said. “The turnovers — we have to limit those. We had just way too many of those tonight, and really that’s the name of the game. As a whole, I think our defense did some good things. The special teams had a heck of a time on the kickoff return. Probably it’s the whole team I’d like to give a shout-out to.”


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Sports briefs Mercer Island FC girls U14 soccer wins Sky River tournament in Monroe The MIFC U14 Islanders won the Sky River tournament in Monroe at the end of August. The girls team beat the Seattle United Tango, 2-0, for the win in the championship match. The team was undefeated in its five tournament games, not allowing a single goal. The Islanders outscored their opponents, 15-0, during the tournament with goals from Joell Antilla, Kelly Devin, Lydia Venditti, Megan Diamond, Adrienne Suhm, Ellie Giampapa and Anna Weiss.

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The MIFC girls U14 team recently won the Sky River Soccer tournament. The team includes: (back row) assistant coach Reid Atkin, Sarah ‘Dub’ Walters, June Kissel, Olivia Snell, Kelly Devine, Amanda Tsang, Annalise Weiss, Lydia Venditti, Joelle Antilla, Gabriela Venditti, team manager Toby Suhm, (middle row) Ellie Giampapa, Ashlyn Reid, Marissa Tuttle-Roache, Megan Diamond, Adrienne Suhm, Hannah Paborsky, (kneeling) Katherine Vetter and Catherine Seifert. Not pictured: head coach Bryan Mazza.

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Mercer Island cheerleaders start fall Little Cheer clinic Elementary students interested in learning about cheering or just giving it a try can sign up for the MIHS varsity cheerleaders Little Cheer football clinic. The clinic will be held on Sept. 22 and Sept. 23 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the MIHS gym. Participants will receive a T-shirt and will cheer with the varsity squad at the home football game on Friday, Sept. 21. The clinic is $50 for both days or $35 for one day. For questions or to register, contact Sandra Pangallo at (206) 2320319 or sandpang@ yahoo.com.

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Olympians Rick Colella, Camille Wright Thompson, Mary Wayte Bradburne and Jeff Float stand with Sydnie Chelsey, of Lake Stevens, after Chelsey finished the half-mile swim for the Swim Across America event. See a slideshow online with more photos from the event. Got a sports photo you’d like to share with the Island? E-mail your image with a caption about where and when it was taken to mmanagan@mi-reporter.com.

Mercer Island girls in fifth through eighth grades will now be able to play fall lacrosse, thanks to the new MI girls Fall Ball program. The league, which begins games on Friday afternoons in October, is registering now. All games will be played at Islander Middle School from October through November. All playing experiences are encouraged,

as new players will get the chance to learn the game before the spring season and experienced players can perfect their skills. The first game will be devoted to drills, while the second half is for scrimmages. Games will be held every Friday from 3:45 to 5:30 p.m. through October and from 3:45 to 5 p.m. in November. The program is $100, plus a $25 U.S. Lacrosse membership fee.

Contact Kara Brodman at karabrodman@gmail.com or Ellen Marks at Mr2ell@aol.com with questions and visit www.migirlslacrosse.com for more information.

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Thursday | 16 Third Thursday Art Walk:

“Alive After 5,” 5:30-8 p.m., Sept. 16, downtown Mercer Island. Family event promoting local artists and walkability in the town center. Meet local business

owners, enjoy tastings, entertainment and culture. Watch for the orange balloons. 3rd Thursday Raffle Prize: visit eight locations, get a stamp on your map and return the map to the MIVAL Gallery.

Saturday | 18 MTS Greenway Luther Burbank Volunteer Event:

9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sept. 18, Luther Burbank Park, north wetlands. Meet at the parking lot. Register at www. mtsgreenway.org. Public Safety Days: 10 a.m.4 p.m., Sept. 18, Mercer Island Fire Station 91, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. The event, hosted by MI fire and police departments, includes a canned food drive to benefit Northwest Harvest. Canned food donations accepted. Features face painting, a 19-foot fire truck slide, fire demonstrations, hot dogs, popcorn. www. mercergov.org. Island Books Reading:

1-4 p.m., Sept. 18, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Author Michael Sherer. Book: “Death on a Budget,” Emerson Ward mystery series. 232-6920.

Wednesday | 22 Citywide Emergency Drill:

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 22, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th St. This drill

involves city staff, citizen volunteers, the school district and the CCMV with the potential of including the business district and faith community. Officer Jennifer Franklin: (206) 275-7905. www.mercergov.org. MIHS 2010 Football Little Cheer Clinic: 4-5:30 p.m.,

Sept. 22-23, MIHS Gym. All elementary students are invited. Cost: $50 for both clinic days. $35 for one day. Participants receive a T-shirt and can join the varsity squad at the MIHS home football game on Sept. 24. To register: contact Sandra Pangallo, 232-0319, SandPang@yahoo.com.

Saturday | 25 Cooking Class: “How to

Make Baby Food,” 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sept. 25, Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. For adults. $44. www. myparksandrecreation.com. Worldwide Day of Play: 1-4 p.m., Sept. 25, Mercerdale Park. Equipment is provided to promote going outdoors and playing with your kids. Sukkot Family Fair and

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MICC Lively Saints (50+ years young): 12 p.m.,

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Gulliford-Strum Marianne Meldrum Gulliford and Robert Lee Strum were joined in marriage on July 29, 2010. The wedding took place in the North Cascades, on Lake Domke, a special retreat that the Gulliford family has been going to since her father was a small boy and since she was a little girl. The family has been Mercer Island residents during all of Marianne’s life. The bride is the daughter of Don Gulliford and Sharon Setzler, of Mercer Island, and Ms. Donna Gulliford, of Bainbridge Island. She graduated from Mercer

Island High School, Western Washington University and City University. She presently is an elementary teacher in the Edmonds School District. The groom is the son of James and Virginia Strum, of Poulsbo, Wash. He is a senior project manager for Osborne Construction Co. in Kirkland. The couple was entertained at a large luau reception at the bride’s mother’s home in late August. Attending were friends and relatives from many different parts of the country. The couple now resides in Madison Park.

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A dozen Mercer Island High School students were named semifinalists in the 2011 National Merit scholarship program. The names were officially released today. These semifinalists now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,400 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $36 million, which will be offered next spring.

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They are: Steven J. Adler, Elizabeth J. Chang, Kevin M. Chung, Tyler S. Cox, Nicholas L. Goelz, Kathleen Guinee, Eleanor H. Hildebrandt, Haley M. Lepp, Jennifer M. Stewart, Alyssa N. Suhm, Andrew A. Wingerson and Miriam E. Zawadzki. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist

This year’s categories include: • Best proposal: Did you scatter rose petals? Hire a plane? Draw a chalk picture in her driveway or put up a sign for all to see at a soccer game? All have been done successfully in the past — can you top that? Send us the details and pictures and, of course, her reply. • Best group theme: Did you all dress up with matching feather boas, all wear hard hats or utilikilts? Send a group photo. • Best footwear: Guys

level of the competition. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and approximately half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2011 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July.

Winners wanted If you know of other Islanders who were a National Merit finalists at other schools in area please let us know. Send your name and school to rmar@ mi-reporter.com. The story will be updated with names and schools as they are received. Go to our Web site at www. mi-reporter.com.

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$257,000 CHAMPAGNE POINT $575,000 S. Seattle

Shoreline

$310,000

Elegant home. Perfection at amazing price! 3BR/2.5BA, Sweet bkyd & patio, pvt greenbelt. Mstr retreat w/walk-in, granite in kit, great nbrhd. Close to I-5, 405 #114640 Cathy Humphries 206-230-5434

Updated with granite, tile, carpet, paint. 4BR Shoreline home. Vaulted ceilings, huge family room. Tiled roof. Easy commute north or south. Move in ready. #125401 Mary Yax 206-612-8722

Issaquah Highlands $349,500 Beautiful 2 BD, 2.5 Bath townhome. 1543 SF. Deck w/view of mountains. Burnstead built! Gourmet kitchen w/granite. Lots of storage space. #85207 Marlene Fallquist 206-310-3580

The Pointe

$438,800

Updated 2BR townhome on Rose Hill area of Redmond. Nicely updated. Greenbelt setting. Formal areas plus family rm. Close to wft, Microsoft, Google. Have it all! #107624 Mary Yax 206-612-8722

Seattle New Con

$449,500

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$499,000

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$529,900

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$549,950

Seattle new construction w/BIG Lake view & top quality design/finishes. 5BR/ 3BA + fam room. Granite, tile & hdwds. 100% complete incl yd. #31332 Jack Alhadeff 206-230-5460

Prime Champagne Point neighborhood. Amazing Lake Washington view property w/private comm beach. Walk to beach or minutes to Juanita Village & dwntwn Kirkland. #100603 Jane Harrison 206-919-9992 Stephanie St. Mary 206-953-8359

Broadview Gem!

Enatai!

Craftsman - Charming updated kitchen/ baths. Finished basement, garage, master ste/ skylights/w den/nursery. Huge deck fenced bkyd. #60732 Josh Thurman 206-321-3129 Barbara Bro 206-459-8411

Brookshire Estates! Classic finishes, elegant wood details high ceilings, pvt fenced yd, 4 bedroom, huge deck…move right in! #56738 Josh Thurman 206-321-3129 Barbara Bro 206-459-8411

$619,000

HUGE price reduction on this charming 5BR Enatai traditional! Lots of space, great floorplan and a coveted address too. #50703 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

Somerset View Your very own sunny paradise w/Mt Rainier View! Park-like 2+ac. Gorgeous gardens. Truly a retreat. Comfortable & light 4BR/2.5Ba home w/lg inviting deck #87878 Cathy Humphries 206-230-5434

$599,000

Fremont/Wallingford Corridor! Live in or rental potential. Great yard Charming with many potential uses. #27208033 Josh Thurman 206-321-3129 Barbara Bro 206-459-8411

$210,000

12.9 wooded acres just off I90 at exit #31. May have some timber value. #29160006 Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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Developer Great Potential across from Canlis Restaurant ! Aurora #93548 Josh Thurman 206-321-3129 Barbara Bro 206-459-8411

Bothell

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$498,000

Partial lk view lot, small subdivision of 5 lots, up pvt road off E Mercer. Road, utilities in along paved access, recorded maintenance agreemt. Survey avail. #83519 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Hollyhills comm

$950,000

17 contiguous lots on a bluff in the SeabeckHolly area overlooking the Canal & w/ sweeping views of The Olympic mtns. Fir w/ native rhododendron understory. #14265 Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

$498,000

Partial lk view lot, small subdivision 5 lots, up pvt road off E Mercer. Backs to conservancy Tract. Road, utilities in along paved access. Cleared for viewing! #83516 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

$500,000

10.91 acres, zoning allows for multiple uses. Seller may consider joint venture. #24806 Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

$350,000 Rainier Valley

8.14 acres in Hollyhills area. Multiple uses, suited to condo or apartments. Owner may consider joint venture. #24791 Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

$398,000 Hood Canal view

Tucked away building lot up pvt lane. Potential lake & Mt Rainier views w/tree removal for new const. Paved access to lot line. Near Park trails. #112896 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Building Site

$575,000 North Bend land

Serene Stylish & Sophisticated Architectural Opportunity on extra-lg species-garden property nr Carkeek Park. 30,000sf lot. 2br w/ walkout basement. #124109 Mary Lou Putman 206-230-5500

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$39,500 Quiet Lot

Affordable undeveloped parcel on quiet street in S. Seattle. Roughly 76’x106.’ Stream runs along property line. Good shopping nearby & convenient to I-5 &405. #15709 Sarah Ford 206-230-5354

$550,000

18,728 sq ft on the new light rail, across from Columbia City Station and at a light and on the corner. Multi use. #16628 Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Hollyhills comm

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16.4ac w/zoning that allows a multitude of uses. Some preliminary studies done, seller may consider jv. #24827 Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Hollyhills land

$1,700,000

Carnation Vlly

$1,750,000

35.45 acres comprised of 3 sections, with a multitude of uses. A developer’s dream, owner may consider joint venture. #24850 Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477

105 acres w/4 parcels overlooking the valley & river. Partial fence, barn, covered arena, sand arena. Close in, good access. Wells are in. #97951 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507 Michele Schuler 206-992-2013

$724,000

Designer’s own 4BR. Ever changing city/mtn views. Stainless steel, black granite, bamboo combine for wow factor. Great schools. Best value for view home on Somerset. #55608 Mary Yax 206-612-8722

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Coastal Retreat $1,485,000

Spacious lodge-like sanctuary on 9ac overlooking Willapa Bay. 275’of tidelands! 5000sf of understated luxury, tastefully designed to meld w/nature. Relax!! #100479 Cathy Humphries 206-230-5434

Room to Roam $1,950,000

719+ac of year round recreation in Cashmere, just 2.5 hrs away. Nice home & newer furnished bunkhouse sleeps 20+ perfect for groups. Remote yet Civilized! #118911 Mary Lou Putman 206-230-5500

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$398,000

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$259,000 TownHOME

$519,000

Remodeled, spacious 1BR+1BA in A+ location. End unit w/pvt deck, steps from popular dining, shops, bus stops, mins to UW & blocks from Madison Park. #29080901 Patricia Temkin 206-579-5073

This pristine 1BR/1BA condo offers you the lifestyle you have been waiting for. High ceilings, open floor-plan & abundant natural light make this unit shine.! #54849 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

Top floor, light, bright corner unit, 1604sf remodel, 2Br, 2Ba. Building is like new: windows, glass doors, decks, rails, siding, lighting, signage replaced #20600 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Beautiful Traditional,3 floors of quality finishes,3 br. Living, dining, family rm & play rm & garage. Lovely gardens and decks. HOME... #121678 Josh Thurman 206-321-3129 Barbara Bro 206-459-8411

Unique Townhome

$775,000

Gated, pvt Devonshire in heart of Bellevue. Close to shopping, restaurants. 3BR plus den and hobby rm. Pvt yard/gardens. 2 car gar. Great spaces. Enjoy life! #108121 Mary Yax 206-612-8722

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING

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Spacious 2BR/2BA Lake Pointe Condominium w/City, Lake & Mtn Views. Neutral palet, gracious rooms & view deck. Utility room. Secured 2 car gar & keyed elevator. #24477 Molly Penny 206-230-5515

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The Carlton/Live the Island Lifestyle ! Updated Kitchen and baths sparkle. Large with a private layout which seperates living spaces. #29170503 Josh Thurman 206-321-3129 Barbara Bro 206-459-8411

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MERCER ISLAND HOMES

RETRO BUNGALOW! $625,000

Tranquil courtyard, lawns & gardens. Great remodel: gas range, garden views, state of the art radiant heat, artistic fixtures & updated plumbing and electrical! #105812 Jane Harrison 206-919-9992 Stephanie St.Mary 206-953-8359

If You Build It

$659,000

Huge Lot 13,000 s.f. vaulted ceilings main floor master ! Classic Design, open and spacious. move right in or update to your delights ! #84559 Barbara Bro 206-459-8411 Josh Thurman 206-321-3129

Just Listed

$724,800

Mid-century classic. Private setting. 2500+ SF. 3 BD+office, 2.5 Baths. family room, huge deck. One owner. Meticulously maintained. Workshop/storage. #113291 Marlene Fallquist 206-230-5450

North End

$735,000

Colonial Inspired 2500s.f. 4BR/3 full bath, flex rm, family rm, open living/ dining/designer kitchen/huge deck. Sunshine streams in! #79574 Josh Thurman 206-321-3129 Barbara Bro 206-459-8411

$739,000

West side 4BR/3BA home on lg level lot. Kit w/eating space, sun rm, lg din rm, liv rm w/vaulted ceilings, lg rec rm, deck, patio, workshop, fenced yd. #98843 Molly Penny 206-230-5515

Make an Offer

$759,000

Charming 4BR

$799,000

Rare Find@N’end

$828,000

Lakeview Hlds

NW Contemporary

$925,000

Parkwood Jewel

$998,000

Walls of Glass

$998,000

N’END TOWNHOME $1,195,000

VIEWS & STYLE! $1,198,000

A BUNDLE…

Wft Estate

Great fenced yard & location. Top quality schools, near town center and all amenities. Vaulted wood ceilings, 2fplcs, 2 car garage #94532 Josh Thurman 206-321-3129 Barbara Bro 206-459-8411

5BR/2.25BA home nestled on a sunny Eastside lane. 3150+SF, soaring ceilings, walls of windows, office/loft, impeccable finishes not found @ this price #102759 Michele Schuler 206-992-2013

Best View Home! $1,499,000

Contemporary New Construction by Premier Island Builder. Mtn, Lake, City Views from Top Lvl. 4BR/2.5 Bath w/Great Room. Located in Fab First Hill N’hood. #120097 Sarah Ford 206-854-7702 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

Spacious & wonderful 4BR, custom Buchan. Bonus, family rm & office! Hdwd floors. Beautifully landscaped corner lot. Pvt bkyd w/ sunny western exposure. #75186 Janet Scroggs 206-230-5414

Meticulously maintained home in convenient & sought after Parkwood Nbrhd. First time on the market ever! 4BR/3BA, 2,950sf, prof landscaped, curb appeal. #116488 Gerald Chew 206-679-9294

Sunset Ridge

$1,950,000

RKK 2-story Traditional pre-sale, new 5-home north Mercer Island nbrhd. Great opportunity to be involved in process, customize interiors. Plans ready. #29017599 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

From granite counter tops in the kit to heated floor in mstr bathroom, this inviting contemporary is here to please. Sun rm+2 garages+tons of storage. 4BR&3.5BA #32749 Linda Tsang 206-230-5505

Custom Black & Caldwell classic, pvt lane, meticulously cared for 1 owner home sits on a hilltop w/both east & west exposure. Winter lake & Mt. views. #112925 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Lake, Mt Vistas

North End

$455,000 South End/5BR

$789,000 5BR/North end

LAKE VIEWS

$650,000 Mid-Island 5BR

$845,000

$725,000 Greenbelt Views

$925,000

MI’s LEAST expensive home. Cute & updated 3 or 4BR/2BA home-oak & tile floors, 2 fireplcs, fam rm, + 2 car garage, on big flat fenced lot. New vinyl windows. #29064704 Jack Alhadeff 206-230-5460 Western views of Lk WA & Olympics that can’t be blocked. 2590SF home w/ great open spaces, vaulted ceilings & large windows. Short walk to waterfront parks. #108579 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113 Sarah Ford 206-854-7702

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Quiet Cul-de-sac, 5BR/2.75BA Family room, eat-in kit & formal LR & DR. 2 fplcs. Hdwd flrs. Deck w/built-in seating. Fenced flat yd. #21497 Marlene Fallquist 206-310-3580 Wonderful 5BR home w/lush greenbelt views. Pvt & tucked away - a fabulous retreat. High ceilings/dramatic windows First Hill Nbrhd. Walk thru trails to MI Ctr. #85859 Sarah Ford 206-230-5354

$1,299,000

Newer 5BR/3.5BA craftsman located just blocks from P&R, town+parks. Gourmet kit, great yd, 3 car gar, his/hers closets. Finest finishes #102783 Michele Schuler 206-992-2013

TASTEFUL LUXURY $1,499,000

A stunning home far from ordinary. Gracious, light-filled spaces w/high ceilings & maple hrdwd. Slab granite, rich cabinetry, Media rm, office, wine rm. #105816 Jane Harrison 206-919-9992 Stephanie St. Mary 260-953-8359

Big Yd & View

$1,525,000

Wonderful 4BR/3BA westside view home on dbl lot! Incl lg living rm, dining rm, kit w/fplc, fam rm + rec rm. Luscious greenery, lovely garden patio. Views abound! #123095 Molly Penny 206-230-5515

Timeless Black and Caldwell. Private ravine setting. Big side yard!! 4BR/2.5BA. Beautifully maintained home. Priced to sell! #29079195 Joan Lerner 206-230-5400 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

Rarely available luxury townhome located at MI’s prime northend. 3br/3.5ba, handsome den & amazing bonus/rec room. Western vws, end unit, 2car gar, elevator ready #53379 Jane Harrison 206-919-9992 Stephanie St. Mary 206-953-8359

$2,500,000

…of unmatched amenities. Directly on huge wft w/dock, pool & lawn shared by 6. Retro modern: bamboo, stone, floorto-ceiling glass walls & GIGANTIC view. #92068 Mary Lou Putman 206-551-3111

Top Quality!

$1,699,000

Great location!

$1,750,000

Just completed!

$1,799,000

Beautiful, well-built 2007 home. 4BR/4Bath, 4330SF. Chef’s kit, great room, formal dining, office, home theater. High end finishes & applcs. Fab First Hill. #118076 Sarah Ford 206-230-5354 Immaculate 5BR in the coveted north end. Open floor plan, chef’s kit w/island plus lavish spa like mstr bath w/in floor heat & steam shower #29107964 Carol Hinderstein 206-595-5722 Incredible gated northend home designed for casual living. Great room, huge gourmet kit, mstr + office on main. 5BR up Great locationclose to town + HS #96451 Michele Schuler 206-992-2013

Lush Setting

$919,000

A fun 5BR/3.25 on dead-end w/ wonderful spaces to entertain/play indoors & out! Fabulous kit w/huge windows. Lg sport court. Super pvt 36,796SF lot. #116460 Sarah Ford 206-230-5354

Stylish custom design, gorgeous western views, pvt mid-isl cul-de-sac setting, main floor master ste, walls of windows, waterfalls, secret gardens. #75604 Jane Harrison 206-919-9992 Stephanie St. Mary 260-953-8359

$3,000,000

Enjoy your own private sanctuary. 92+/wft w/sandy beach & dock. Value in the land. 30k+/- lot. Great location. Easy I90 access. #120864 Pam Richmond 206-230-5429 Laura Reymore 206-949-3270

2010 Special!

$1,988,000

RKK Construction beautifully built craftsman luxury home. Nbrhd is almost complete w/2 sold! 3rd house now finished, landscaping in. Worth the visit! #28052544 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

RARE 160’ WTFT! $4,495,000

Pvt .5ac timeless estate. Prime western exposure. Dining for 14, billiards rm, elevator, comm grd construction, 60’+ Yacht moorage, lighted sports court. #127775 Jane Harrison 206-919-9992 Stephanie St. Mary 260-953-8359

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BIG 3,600SF + 1,000SF unfinished storage w/6 or 7BR, lg rec room, 2,000+SF of new decks & a VIEW. New roof, fresh ext paint, 3 car prkg GREAT VALUE #78372 Jack Alhadeff 206-230-5460

Tremendous value for this 5BR/2.25 bath daylight basement rambler located in an ideal South end location. 3300sf, hdwds, newer roof, RV/Boat prkg. Wow! #99221 Michele Schuler 206-992-2013

$2,250,000

Sunset Ridge Traditional by RKK Construction. Plans/permit ready, available for presale. East views Bell & Meydenbauer Bay. Opportunity to customize finishes. #29017615 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

$849,500

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