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A concert by the Lyric Arts Ensemble will feature 16 vocalists, a chamber orchestra and a performance of the “Music of Angels” and other pieces at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. The event takes place at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, located at 3605 84th Ave. S.E., Mercer Island. The event is free of charge. For more information, call 232-5535.

Egg hunts coming up The annual egg hunts at Mercerdale Park, organized by the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department, are set for April 7. The Lil’ Ones Egg Hunt for kids, ages 1-6, starts at 5 p.m., followed by the Flashlight Egg Hunt for kids, ages 7-10, at 8:30 p.m. During both hunts, find the golden egg for special prizes.

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With the heart — and face — of a competitor, Blake Ronald, 4, of Mercer Island, fends off older children to secure his place on the starting line before the half mile kids’ dash on Sunday, March 25, at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The dash was part of the 40th annual Mercer Island Rotary Run, a charitable event to benefit colon cancer research and awareness.

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Just over 4,500 runners enjoyed a sunny Sunday morning during the 40th annual Rotary Run. The event, with the second largest crowd ever, drew many local residents to participate in one of the many events. According to one of the race organizers, Dawn Naye, the race had 4,521 runners, the second largest ever. “Two years ago we had 4,800, so it was very close to the record,” said Naye. There were approximately 500 registrations the weekend of the event, which Naye said is fairly typical, but the good weather helped to draw people. “The half marathon definitely had a larger number of people,” said Naye. About 2,200 people

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had signed up for the event, with 1,867 finishing the race around the Island. Islander Eddie Switaj was the first Island finisher in the half marathon run, coming in 34th overall with a 1:24.04 time. Switaj, a professional triathlete, uses the Rotary race as training for events later in the season. “It was a good time,” said Switaj. “I’ve done the 10k a couple of years ago, but this was my first time doing the half. I usually do shorter races, since 10k is the standard length for triathlons.” Switaj said running has been the weakest part of his triathlon races, so this was a chance to work on it — plus, he couldn’t beat the commute To see more pictures and YOUR JUMBO to the start. visit pages 12 and 13. LENDING SPECIALIST “Five minutes to get to the start YOURresults, JUMBO • Jumbo Refi to 90% LTV no MI LENDING SPECIALIST • Jumbo Purchase to 85% LTV no MI

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was pretty nice,” he said. “I would definitely do it again. It was a lot of fun to see people from the Island all over.” Top Island finishers in the half marathon run among men included: Aaron Koopman in 55th place at 1:26.33, and Sean Sigmon in 68th with a time of 1:27.52. Lauren Knebel, a Mercer Island High School student, was the first Island female to cross the finish line in 1:43.24. “It was probably the best run event we’ve done. Every year we try to make it better,” said Naye. She said one thing the event organizers noticed this year was a greater number of people acknowledging the cause. “I think that was partly because the cause piece stood out more, and because we promoted it and the anniversary,” said Naye.

At the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors meeting held last Thursday, schools superintendent Gary Plano announced that the school district will not pursue constructing a school on the five-acre Stevenson property. After a recent meeting with 100 neighbors from around the parcel, school district administrators heard loud and clear that a school would not be welcome there. District administrators had moved to purchase the Stevensons’ land, as it is one of the last large

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The annual Mercer Island Fine Arts Showcase will run for its second night, tonight, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Musical performances will be held at 6:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., with performances by the steel drums, bands, choirs, orchestras and drama program. The all-third grade choir performance will also take place this evening. Dante’s Inferno will again offer gourmet hot dogs to attendees. The Fine Arts Advisory Committee is made up of volunteer parents, teachers and other members of the community. The FAAC raises money, largely through the showcase, to support arts education in schools. Tickets are available online in advance for $10 per single ticket, or $15 at the door. Students enter for free. To purchase tickets online or learn more, visit www.mifineartsed.org.

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School district hires new MIHS principal By Reporter Staff

Educator Vicki Puckett, a former principal of Woodinville High School, will become the newest principal of Mercer Island High School. She has been an educator for 28 years. Puckett will be leaving her current post as director of Northshore School District’s alternative education programs, including the Secondary Academy for Success. She has worked as a principal and school administrator for both the Northshore School District and the Renton School District. Puckett was awarded the Educator of the Year in 2011 and was honored as a Distinguished Principal of the Year in KingCo School Districts in 2005. Puckett was introduced on the Mercer Island School District website last week. It said in part, “Her 13 years as a high school principal in a high-performing,

comprehensive high school and her experience with personalized learning in an alternative setting, along with her special services experience from years in the Renton School District will enable Vicki to lead a highly distinguished staff of educators at MIHS.” Puckett, who attended the meeting with her husband and a close friend from Mercer Island, Vicki Sherwood, said she was impressed by the Island community and its support of schools. “What attracted me was the commitment to the schools by the community,” she said. But she is also anxious to get back to school with students after the last couple of years as an administrator of alternative programs. “I have missed the interaction with students,” she said. “I like seeing them come in the door every morning and heading out

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undeveloped parcels on the Island. They saw purchasing the land as an opportunity. The intent was either to build a school there or to ‘bank’ as an asset that could be used toward acquiring land at another location. Both board members and the superintendent agreed that if an additional school was to be built, a North end property would be best. The body pledged to work with the city to find a suitable site for the future. Plano said he did not expect the amount of ‘push back’ from residents around the Stevenson land; horses were boarded there until a year ago. Their concerns were centered mostly around the amount of traffic a school would generate. Board member Brian Emanuels was also surprised by the response to a possible school at the site. “It would be hard to proceed,” he said,

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ber of many others. She has rewritten the bylaws and job descriptions of WMCA, and has prepared the annuAli Spietz, city clerk with al conference booklet. She the City of Mercer Island, is known as the “go-to perreceived the prestigious son.” title of “Clerk of Spietz is active in the Year” from the Mercer Island the Washington community. She Municipal Clerks volunteers on the Association board of directors (WMCA) at the of the Montessori groups’ annual School that she conference in attended as a child. Lake Chelan, She has served as Ali Spietz Wash. Spietz has its board president worked for the in recent years, city for several years. She and has successfully led the provides support to the City school through transitions Council and city manager, to a new executive director. including management of Spietz is considered to both budgets and payment be an essential and trusted of all bills. She coordinates colleague by her City of information flow for city Mercer Island “family.” website maintenance and City Manager Rich information updates. She Conrad said, “Ali’s contrialso serves as the city’s pub- butions to her work, profeslic records official, manag- sional and home communiing and responding to all ties are known widely at the public records requests. City of Mercer Island. She Spietz has served as vice gives her time freely to the president, president elect, causes and organizations president and immedi- that she embraces. Her ate past president of the personal generosity with Washington Municipal her time and skills set her Clerks Association. She has apart and ahead of virtually served as chair of several everyone around her.” committees and as a mem-

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Slides, rain damage still possible this spring By Megan Managan

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It seemed like Mercer Island might escape into spring with a fairly mild winter, without the torrential downpours that sometimes come with the colder, wetter time of year. Alas, the last couple of weeks have proven that La Niña wasn’t quite finished with the area, bringing rain, snow and wind. Luckily, the Island hasn’t seen drainage or landslide issues as much as could have happened. “Even with all the rain we’ve had at the end of the winter and beginning of spring, the public system has done fine,” said Assistant City Manager Glenn Boettcher. “There’s been no significant problems or damage.” Typically, rain equals landslides around the Island, as the slopes lose integrity after becoming saturated. Last week, a small slide near 80th and 65th did some damage to private property. Don Cole, the building official for the city, said a portion of one house and the

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entry to the lot of another were yellow-tagged, meaning engineers would need to work with the homeowners to improve the area before it could be reopened. “We’ve done a lot of training with homeowners,” said Cole about how to prepare and avoid landslides. He said so far this landslide season, which is almost over, slides have not damaged any public areas. “It’s been good this year,” said Cole, of slides. “This was really the first one.” Cole said the city has several handouts available to Island residents, and the city also publishes several information pieces about prevention. In a typical year, there are between six and 15 slides on the Island, which can greatly affect homes built on steep

Water system improvement The First Hill water system improvement project continues, with the third phase continuing this year. The goal of the project is to update the water infrastructure for the neighborhood. The final phase, the one underway, will replace and increase the water main, replace 140 water services

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The city’s project to improve the First Hill neighborhood’s water system began this month and will continue for most of the year. slopes. The city estimates that damages run from a few thousand dollars to fix, to several hundred thousand. On the city’s website, a landslide hazard assessment and seven fire hydrants, add 13 water main connections and make property and pavement upgrades. The third phase is expected to take 30 weeks, starting this month and running through October. The project is expected to cost around $1.2 for the final phase, with an overall budget of $2.5 million. To learn more, visit the city’s Capital Improvement Program website.

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map shows the areas on the Island that are most susceptible to slides. The city uses the United States Geological Survey’s system of indicators, which can help show the likelihood of a landslide based on current conditions. Cole said, recently, the Island has been at a level 2, which indicates there is a potential for slides. The city can do assessments for homeowners about where landslides on property are most likely and how to prevent them from happening. Some of the major points to preventing slides include: controlling drainage features, controlling surface water, avoiding slope disturbance, preserving natural vegetation, verifying the integrity of site features such as retaining walls, performing periodic inspections of the property and staying informed about slide potential. While the landslide season will be ending soon, several days of heavy rains could increase the potential of slides at any time. To learn more or to see the various maps and links on the topic, visit our website at www.mi-reporter.com.

Nancy Schaps Memorial Grant The Mercer Island PTA Council is currently accepting applications for the Nancy Schaps Memorial Grant (formerly Scholarship). Until her death due to cancer in 1996, Nancy Schaps was an active supporter, through her PTA and other volunteer service, of Mercer Island children in our community who must face the terminal illness or death of a parent. The Grant was established in memory of Nancy Schaps by her family and the community, and has been given annually since 1996 to more than 44 recipients. Consistent with Nancy’s wishes, the Grant recognizes a child who has suffered the recent loss of a parent, or who is currently experiencing the terminal illness of a parent. In 2010, the Schaps Family funded an endowment for this grant. At that time they requested that the grant also include children who have a parent serving on active duty with the military. A Grant award of up to $500.00 will be given to an elementary, middle or high school student to be used for an activity or other purpose that will aid a child or youth’s adjustment to this difficult life change. For example, the Grant may be used for lessons, a camp experience, a trip, sports equipment, or a musical instrument. Applications and information are available from the Mercer Island PTA Council by contacting Paula Orehek at 206-236-2537 or orehekp@comcast.net, or by contacting any MIYFS counselor at our Mercer Island schools. Public contributions to the Grant fund are welcomed and encouraged! Please consider a donation! Grant applications and donations should be sent to the Nancy Schaps Memorial Grant, c/o Mercer Island PTA Council, Attn: Paula Orehek, Mercer Island School District, 4160 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

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veryone can agree that the face of education is changing faster than ever. What students will need to meet the cognitive and social challenges in the coming years will not be met within the existing school buildings here. Within the uncertainty of the economic landscape, our duty is to make sure our students — no matter what their abilities — have the tools and skills they need for what lies ahead. Through numerous studies, hours of analysis and hard work, the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors has sought to clarify what our schools should offer in the coming years. So why are many citizens uneasy about what they are asked to vote on in the April 17 election? From our perspective, there are three broad issues that underlie the discussions about the school bond. First, why is it necessary to demolish the existing buildings? Next, how will overcrowding — and the fact that an entire school’s worth of students remain in portables — be dealt with sooner rather than later? Finally, has the district exhausted all of its options for using existing school land and resources for learning spaces to ease crowding and enhance learning? The plans to modernize the schools began some four years ago,

as the district looked at the shape of the existing buildings weighted against what educational facilities need to be like in the coming years. The board hired consultants to help. Later, they wisely enlisted the considerable talent in the community to help them define what was needed and what was possible. Their conclusion was that the most cost-effective way to provide a 21st century education is to rebuild. As this work got started, enrollment was falling. In 2007 and 2008, 128 outof-district students were admitted. But in 2008 and 2009, an equal and unexpected number of Island students also enrolled. The trend has continued as the Island population has grown. As a result, the justification for new buildings began to shift away from the need for a new way to deliver teaching and learning to one that is focused on overcrowding. Muddying the issue is also the fact that in the years prior, parcels of school land had been sold or tied up in leases with private entities. The high school block is occupied by long-term tenants such as Youth Theatre Northwest and PEAK. The process of conducting a master plan for the entire ‘superblock’ around Mercer Island High School — that was to be finished within two years of the legal settlement with neighbors regarding

‘So why are citizens uneasy about voting yes on the upcoming school bond issue?’

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PEAK in 2008 — might have served as a useful entree for educating the community about what 21st century schools are all about, and the suitability of existing sites. It has not been done. And, while the School Board has been deeply involved in this issue, they have forgotten that citizens are not. Perhaps half of Island citizens do not have students in Island schools. All have long memories. They want to know why the structures they have paid for, that have educated their own children, are now not good enough and must be discarded. And what about the cost? It will be a stretch for some taxpayers. When the present school bonds expire in 2015, the new bond will replace it and increase it. For Islanders living in a home worth $1 million, school taxes will increase $700 per year. On the other hand, Island citizens have an obligation to pay for schools both now and in the future. Part of that obligation is voting for school directors and recognizing that we put those people in place to act in our best interests. In our view, the School Board should have given voters more time and more specific information to process these proposals. Yet, operating a public process is a tough road. No one is ever satisfied. This vote should not be a referendum about how well the board has marketed its plans — but on schools and the children they serve. We need to get started now. We say vote yes.

To the editor Thank you from the Wettack family We want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the entire Mercer Island community for the tremendous and generous outpouring of sympathy and support as we attempt to cope with the enormous tragedy of losing our son and brother, Timothy Wettack. We are most grateful for all the kindness we have received, including the expressions, actions and offers of help. Tim, Connie and Jonathan Wettack

Vote yes for schools The proposition put forward by the School Board has been well-thought out and many questions and options vetted in the exhaustive work done by the 21st Century Facilities Committee. Yes, the amount requested is

staggering; but put in perspective, it is very supportable if one considers the historical level of taxes that my parents and their fellow homeowners paid in the ’50s and ’60s to build those schools half a century ago. The money per income per capita that Islanders paid in the 1950s-60s was more than the amount being asked for in the present bond request to build new, modern schools. It’s our turn. We all benefit from sound schools and the great teachers and programs our schools provide in this community. If we can meet the same level of commitment that previous generations paid for schools, our community will continue to be a strong, vibrant place to live. Susan Blake

Letters online To read more letters this week, go online to the Letters section of www.mi-reporter.com.

What was the biggest news story of the month?

“The guy who shot and killed that kid in Florida.” Joe Mentele Photographer Shoreline

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“Living here for 52 years, with that anti-bond ad in the paper – I’ve never see that kind of opposition to a school bond.” Bob Walton

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“The horrid, tragic Afghan shooting.” Karen Choyce Registered nurse Newcastle

“Clearly, how Obama signed an order to take over the economy.” Tim Bernard Carpenter Woodinville

“(Staff Sgt. Robert) Bales.” Marcy Hall Semi-retired Renton

This week the United State Supreme Court is hearing arguments for and against President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the health care insurance mandate. We want to know what you think. Is the Affordable Care Act constitutional? Vote now online at www.mi-reporter.com and look for the results in next week’s paper.


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Police Fraud: Someone used a 51-year-old South end man’s credit card number to make an online purchase from a Salt Lake City business. The vendor confirmed that the billing and shipping addresses did not match but would not disclose the shipping address to the victim. The bank refunded the victim’s stolen money.

March 12 Theft: $250 worth of produce was stolen from the curbside of the Islander Pub restaurant in the 7400 block of S.E. 27th Street between 3 and 7 a.m. Theft: A student’s backpack was stolen out of the boys’ locker room at the high school in the 9100 block of S.E. 42nd Street between 10:50 and 11:10 a.m., while the student was lifting weights. He had left his backpack, which contained a Macbook Pro worth $1,600, in front of the lockers.

March 13 Accident: A van pulled out in

front of oncoming traffic at 7:55 a.m. in the 4700 block of Island Crest Way while attempting to make a left turn, and was struck by a BMW. There were no injuries, and neither vehicle was towed. The driver of the van was cited. Suspicious activity: A Mercer Island man reported that his mother-in-law, 80, suspected that her house was entered in the 6800 block of 96th Avenue S.E. When she came home at 10 a.m., she found that items had been moved around in the lower level of her house. A back door had been left unlocked. Nothing, however, was missing. Pedestrian accident: A vehicle struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk at 10:07 a.m. in the 2600 block of 77th Avenue S.E. The driver did not see the pedestrian as she was turning off of Sunset Highway. The pedestrian, a 65-year-old woman, was knocked down. She was transported to a hospital with pain in her arm and leg. The driver, 54, was cited for failing to yield. One witness was present. Burglary: A 38-year-old woman saw two young men between 15 and 20 watching her house and her neighbor’s house at 10:45 a.m. in the 4600 block of 91st Avenue

S.E. At noon, she heard a loud bang at her neighbor’s house, which was unsecured. That afternoon, the neighbor reported being burglarized. Stolen items included a beaver pelt fur jacket, laptop, pearl necklace and bracelet, money, gold bracelet, jewelry box and metal filing box.

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Malicious mischief: Graffiti was sprayed on the brick wall of an apartment building in the 2700 block of 76th Avenue S.E. sometime after March 7, causing $150 in damage. Attempted burglary: Burglars attempted to enter an unoccupied residence being remodeled in the 9800 block of S.E. 40th Street, but they were unable to get into the secured building. They stole a mountain bike worth $900 from outside the building sometime after 4:30 p.m. on March 13.

Copper theft: Three to four-

March 15 Arrest: Police contacted the

driver of a vehicle at 2:52 a.m. in the Lid Park in the 2200 block of West Mercer Way. The driver, a 22-year-old man, presented a friend’s license to police instead of his own. He was handcuffed and arrested, and admitted that he gave the wrong driver’s license. Police found that he was also driving with a suspended license. He was cited for both offenses. Arrest: Police booked a 31-year-old man into the Issaquah Jail on a Mercer Island warrant at 10:33 a.m. Attempted burglary:

Someone repeatedly rang the doorbell of a home at 4:55 p.m. in the 4300 block of East Mercer Way. A 13-yearold boy was at home, and as he came downstairs to answer the door, the suspect rammed the door with his shoulder, trying to break it down. When both suspects

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outside saw the boy coming, they fled down the walkway toward the street and disappeared. Accident: Two SUVs collided at 9:02 p.m. in the intersection of 76th Avenue S.E. and North Mercer Way after one of the drivers glanced down at his radio and failed to stop at the stop sign. The driver was cited for inattention. There were no injuries.

foot sections of copper tubing for fence tops were stolen out of a driveway in the 2400 block of 64th Avenue S.E. sometime after March 9. The estimated loss was $300. Arrest: Police arrested a 50-year-old man at 12:17 p.m. in the 3200 block of Island Crest Way on a $2,000 misdemeanor warrant. His vehicle was left at the scene with a waiver of impound. He was transferred into the custody of the Bellevue Police Department. Assault: Police responded to an assault at 8:40 p.m. in the 2800 block of 78th Avenue S.E. The victim, 56, said he was assaulted by two men in

Woman encounters burglars, drives after them A 49-year-old woman returned home as burglars were leaving her house, carrying her son’s laptop, at 11:09 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in the 3600 block of West Mercer Way. She saw the two men running toward a vehicle — a black BMW with an Oregon license plate — parked halfway down her driveway, and found that a door to her

their 30s after an argument, and he had a sore knee but declined medical aid. The suspects fled the scene.

March 17 Fraud: $4,010 was charged to

a 52-year-old Mercer Island woman’s debit card in eleven total transactions over March 15-16. Theft: A man and woman caught a taxi from Seattle to Mercer Island and ran away at the end of the ride at 2:17 a.m., not paying the fare of $32.12. They ran into the 77th Central apartment complex, and police were unable to find them.

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a.m. Police restored most of the signs, which were undamaged, but must repair a street sign with a broken pole.

March 19 Burglary: Burglars shattered a 6-by-10-inch glass window next to the front door of a residence in the 3800 block of East Mercer Way sometime between 9:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., reached inside and unlocked the deadbolt. Expensive purses, a laptop, and a substantial amount of jewelry, along with checkbooks and U.S. passports, were stolen. The burglary might have been unknowingly interrupted, according to the case report.

Purse Found: An 11-year-old

boy found a purse in the 8000 block of North Mercer Way after he was pushed into some bushes while roughhousing with his friends after 4 p.m. The purse contained several keys, but no identifying documents.

March 20 Accident: While making a left turn prematurely, a sedan struck a SUV already proceeding through the intersection of S.E. 24th Street and 70th Avenue S.E. at 11:27 a.m. The driver of the sedan, an 81-year-old woman, was cited for failing to yield the right of way. One witness was present. Both vehicles were towed.

DUI: Police arrested a 21-year-

old man at 2:42 a.m. in the 7900 block of S.E. 27th Street after stopping him for a traffic offense. He had been drinking, and admitted it. He failed field sobriety tests and was later released to a sober adult. Malicious mischief: Someone knocked over several street, stop and no-parking signs in the 8600 block of S.E. 42nd Street between 3:48 and 4:15 residence had been forced open. The woman chased after the suspects in her vehicle and copied down their license plate number after following them as far as the Mt. Baker tunnel on westbound I-90. The suspects stole $50,000 worth of items, including a diamond ring, diamond earrings, a diamond cross necklace, pearls, gold/ diamond necklaces, a watch, a desktop Mac and a Macbook Pro laptop. Damage was done to the door of entry, door frame, lock and nearby window.

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Doris Matilda Adcock, 95, of Mercer Island, WA passed away on March 16, 2012. She was born in Boston to Charles and Tekla Rhoden on December 5, 1916, and raised in Timber Lake, SD with eight brothers and sisters where she became school teacher in a oneroom schoolhouse. During WWII she moved to Seattle to help in the war effort and then served in the South Pacific as a member of The Women’s Air Corp developing surveillance videos. Her brothers and sisters joined her, sharing a house in the U District, and also served during the war. She met her husband,Will, hiking, climbing, skiing and folk dancing as members of The Mountaineers. With her husband she hand built a home and raised their family on Mercer Island while teaching at Eastgate Elementary. Doris is predeceased by her husband Will who passed away in 2000. She is survived by two sons,William (Cheryl) Adcock and James (Anne Otten) Adcock and three grandchildren, Charles Adcock, Stephanie Adcock, and Christiane Adcock. 599608

PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MERCER ISLAND ORDINANCE NO. 12-02 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MERCER ISLAND, WASHINGTON, INCORPORATING CERTAIN BUDGET REVISIONS TO THE 2011-2012 BIENNIAL BUDGET, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NOS. 10-15, 11-06, 11-07, 11-12 AND 11-15. On March 19, 2012 the Mercer Island City Council adopted Ordinance No. 12-02 amending the 2011-2012 Biennial Budget (as adopted in Ordinance No. 10-15 and amended by Ordinance Nos. 11-06, 11-07, 11-12, and 11-15) authorizing budget adjustments that have been approved by the City Council in 2011 at either a regular or special meeting but have not been formally adopted via ordinance incorporating increases in revenues and expenditures in the following funds: General, 1% for the Arts, Youth & Family Services, and Stormwater. Complete copies of the entire text of the adopted Ordinance may be obtained at City Hall or by calling (206) 275-7795. Tami McNeal, Deputy City Clerk City of Mercer Island Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on March 28, 2012. #600842. PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION AND OPEN RECORD HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that applications have been received for two Zoning Text Amendments(File #s ZTR12-001 and ZTR12-002) and State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) checklists (File #s SEP12-003 and SEP12-004) amending re-

quirements in Title 19 of the Mercer Island City Code (MICC) pertaining to the use of ground floor space in buildings in the Town Center. The open record public hearing on these requests will be on 5/2/12 at 7:00 PM in the Mercer Island Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington. SEPA Checklists have been completed for these proposed non-project actions as defined by WAC 197-11-704(2)(b)(ii). Initial evaluations of the proposals for probable significant adverse environmental impacts have been conducted. The City expects to issue a SEPA Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for each project. The optional DNS process, as specified in WAC 197-11-355, is being used. This may be your only opportunity to comment on the environmental impacts of the proposals. Written comments on both applications may be submitted on or before 4/11/12 at 5:00 PM either in person or mailed to the City of Mercer Island, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Only those persons who submit written comments will become parties of record, receive the SEPA Threshold Determination 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 George Steirer, Principal Planner, for more information at george.steirer@mercergov.org or 206-275-7719. Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on March 28, 2012. #600885.

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Island Forum: School Bond vote

Vote NO for school bond Vote YES for school bond value to approximately $3.60. This represents an increase of 43 percent. There may be other proposals that come from the city, including a new fire station and city hall, or from King County, Sound Transit and others. This bond calls for buying land for a “sixth school,” recently revised to be the purchase of the Stevenson property with the use of such property yet to be determined. This proposal has some funding for preparing a master plan for the north campus “megablock,” but not the money for any changes there. • Not based on a documented, thorough planning process. The district did not conduct an environmental review or professional analysis of alternatives. A list of 14 items was submitted by professional engineers serving on the committee as vital to be resolved, and they were not addressed. Alternative solutions were discarded by the planning committee based on false assumptions and insufficient data. Hence, the recommendation of the committee to tear down and re-build our schools is as flawed as the analysis that resulted in this conclusion.

• Not fiscally responsible. The Bond Resolution approved by the School Board gives the district the authority to eliminate any of the projects listed, and at the same time, add new, yet-to-bedefined projects without a vote of the people. (It says, “…the District shall not be required to accomplish such improvements and may apply the bond proceeds or any portion thereof to other portions of the improvements, to other capital improvements, or to payment of principal of or interest on the Bonds.) Vote NO and ask the School Board to: • Use professional planners to help rethink tearing down our schools and come up with a long-term plan for school facilities. • Provide data, research, documentation and itemized costs for all proposals. • Work with the City Council to present a big picture of Island needs and options. For more on why you should vote no, see: www. no-mi-school-tear-down. com. Trevor Hart Architect

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Island is also forward looking, providing acreage on the South end for a potential future trade for North end property in case we ever need a sixth school. The financial elements of the bond are meticulously planned. Construction costs were estimated by the top school construction estimating company in the area, using the same approach that the district’s CFO used when he built 20 schools on time and on budget in his previous district. The bonds will be sold over five to eight years with one school built per year, an approach that allows us to keep our tax rate stable after an initial increase of $700 per year for a $1,000,000 home. We are grateful for the wise investments taxpayers have made to schools over the past 50 years. Now it’s our turn. Please support our students’ education by voting YES on the school facilities bond. More information is available at www.mischoolsyes.org. Carrie George and Bill Hochberg Co-Chairs, Committee for Mercer Island Public Schools

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much for in the ’50s, ’60s and ’90s, but we have to address our capacity crisis now, and another remodel won’t save money, give us the spaces we want, or provide a 50-year solution. Some ask why we don’t just build one new elementary school on the North Mercer site. That, too, is too expensive, requiring an additional $450,000 annually of administrative overhead, money that would otherwise go toward teachers. Our principals prefer three larger elementary schools. With three schools, there are four to five classes at each grade level — the perfect size for a small learning community and for teachers to collaborate. Finally, the high school will require rebuilding in 20 to 25 years, and the School Board wisely decided to leave the west side of the North Mercer mega-block available for siting the new school. The bond funds a master plan for the North Mercer property that will guide placement of facilities between now and then, and it pays for modernization of the pool and stadium to extend their lives by 10-15 years. The acquisition of one of the last large parcels on the

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The school facilities bond is a wise and strategic approach to solving our overcrowding problem, providing an educational environment in which our students can excel, and establishing a comprehensive roadmap for the future. The bond will give us state-of-the-art science facilities K-12, allowing us to offer programs at all grade levels that neighboring districts have and we don’t, like robotics and material science in high school. It will provide flexible spaces that encourage personalized and project-based learning. The buildings will be designed to create small, intimate learning communities, and will have dedicated spaces for art, science, music, PE and lunch. Rebuilding rather than remodeling our three elementary schools and IMS is cost-effective and consistent with what our neighbors in Bellevue, Lake Washington and Issaquah are doing with their 1950s-1960s cinder block school houses. Remodels cost almost as much, and in many cases more, than rebuilding schools, and require many compromises. It’s hard to tear down buildings that our community gave so

I urge you to VOTE NO on this school bond proposal for the following reasons. • Not a logical, timely solution to school overcrowding. The current proposal does not solve the overcapacity problem for seven to eight years; therefore, on that basis alone, this bond proposal is not even close to being a solution. The time it will take to tear down and rebuild four schools will unnecessarily perpetuate overcrowding rather than do anything to reduce it. Just building one more elementary school and expanding or rebuilding the middle school would solve the problem in less time and for far less money. The other three elementary schools would no longer be overpopulated and could be remodeled for far less cost or rebuilt as needed. Other options exist and need to be explored, including that of building substantial additions for each school if this fourth school option proves to be unattainable. • Not the whole story. This proposal would raise the Local School Support Portion of your property tax bill from $2.52 per $1,000 assessed

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Above, the 10k runners assemble for the start, off Luther Burbank Park during the 40th annual Mercer Island Rotary Run on Sunday, March 25. Right, Masazumi Fujioka, of Redmond, crosses the finish line in pain in the half marathon run. Below top, Bridget Aylen, 10, of Mercer Island, won the half mile kids’ dash in the girls’ category. Here, her father, Richard Aylen, congratulates her.

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The 40th annual Mercer Island Rotary Run featured 4,521 racers in four different events. In the half marathon run, there were 1,867 racers, with 906 females and 961 males, and an average time of 2:01.09. Uli Steidl, of Seattle, won the race in 1:08.25. In the half marathon walk, there were 217 racers with 180 women and 37 men, and an average time of 3:25.32. Mike Duguette of Seattle won the race with a 1:49.16 time, while Rachel Knebel, of Mercer Island, was the first female finisher in 1:59.07. In the 10k race, there were 620 racers, 373 women and 247 men, with an average time of 1:01.09. Joseph Gray of Newcastle was the winner of the race in 32.46, while Amber Farthing of La Conner was the first female finisher in 40:27. The 5k run and walk had 909 participants, with 576 women and 333 men. The average time was 42:30. The race was won by Mercer Island resident Terry Robinson in 18:19, while Jennifer Lawton of Spokane was the first female in 21:12. The top 10 Island finishers in each race included:

Half Marathon Run • Eddie Switaj • 34th • 1:24.04 • Aaron Koopman • 55th • 1:26.33 • Sean Sigmon • 68th • 1:27.52 • Sam Bliss • 133rd • 1:33.08 • Marcus Vizzutti • 148th • 1:34.24 • Lauren Knebel • 357th • 1:43.24

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• Kathleen Karch • 413th • 1:45.10 • Annie Vu • 441st • 1:46.04 • Katie Warner • 474th • 1:47.25 • Kelly Irving • 475th • 1:47.25

Half Marathon Walk • Jeff Besecker • 2nd • 1:59.06 • Greg Asimakoupoulos • 32nd • 2:56.38 • John Tomlinson • 45th • 3:05.17 • Bob Rowe • 67th • 3:13.25 • Jozef Plichta • 201 • 4:00.46 • Rachel Knebel • 3rd 1:59.07 • Nancy Lorusso • 13th • 2:35.34 • Sara Crawford • 28th • 2:51.29 • Cadolyn Pirak • 36th • 2:58.37 • Kathy Berhan • 37th • 2:58.38

10k • Scott Sedlik • 15th • 41:59 • Tim Punke • 25th • 43:43 • Dave Baker • 28th • 44:22 • Jake Jenkins • 33rd • 44:56 • Chris Woerner • 52nd • 46:27 • Jennifer McPherson • 58th • 46:39 • Annie Ritcey • 75th • 48:03 • Elly McMillan • 95th • 48:48 • Corrie Yackulic • 103rd • 49:28 • Erica Becker • 108th • 49:46

5k Run and Walk • Terry Robinson • 1st • 18:19 • Karsten Mullins • 30th • 22:42 • Joe Campagna • 37th • 23:21 • Joey Duffie • 43rd • 23:48 • Steve Galando • 51st • 24:31 • Mallory Phillips • 17th • 21:46 • Lisa Nordstrom • 26th • 22:25 • Natalie Marques • 27th • 22:27 • Adrienne Suhm • 32nd • 22:47 • Jessica Ryan • 41st • 23:43 More results and photos of the Rotary Run can be found online at www.mi-reporter. com.

The Mercer Island seventh-grade Cascade boys basketball team recently finished its season, taking second place in the league. While the team was disappointed at not winning the championship, it finished the season with a strong record. The team includes: Mitch Mandt, Joshua Swanson, Nathan Wu, Mike Litzow, Justin Meyers, Matt Padgett, Ryan Liang, Sami

El-Rafey, Jack Stefanchik, Spencer Fuhr, Joshua Shin and Marcus Schiller. The team was coached this season by Joe Phillips.

Five Islanders help baseball team to second place at tourney Five Mercer Island residents and members of the U13 Dragons baseball team recently traveled to Arizona for a tournament. Eric Dreyer, Scott Ramseyer, Luke Boxem, Brady Fritz and Justin Meyers helped the team

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Kristin Hoffman swims with the ball during the Mercer Island girls water polo home game against the Spartans on Wednesday, March 21. The Islanders won 13-4.

By the numbers Girls lacrosse Monday, March 19 Mercer Island 15, Bainbridge 15 Mercer Island – 7 8 – 15 Bainbridge – 7 8 – 15 Mercer Island – Tyler Sherper 4 goals, 1 assist; Dulce Moll 4 goals, 1 ground ball; Elena Skouras 4 goals, 2 assists; Madison Blackburn 2 goals, 1 ground ball; Erika Eagan 10 saves.

Boys lacrosse Monday, March 19 Mercer Island 17, Curtis 4 Mercer Island – 6 7 2 2 – 17 Curtis – 1 2 1 0 – 4 Mercer Island – Connor Bernal 5 goals, 6 ground balls; Alex Robbs 4 goals, 4 ground balls; Grant Preisler 4 goals, 2 assists; Hayden Reisman 2 goals, 5 ground balls; Peter Mahony 1 goal, 4 ground balls; Edan Stern 1 goal, 3 ground balls; Benji Rothenberg 5 saves.

Girls water polo Wednesday, March 21 Mercer Island 13, Bainbridge 4 Mercer Island – No scoring information available.

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to a second-place finish overall at the Triple Crown Spring Championships over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The tournament consisted of 36 teams throughout out the Western United States that played in pool play for two days before the single elimination tournament. The Dragons went 2-1 during pool play to earn a middle seed going into the final day. The team won three straight games to earn a spot in the title match. In the championship, facing a team from San Diego, the Dragons fell 7-2 for second place.

Baseball Thursday, March 22 Newport 4, Mercer Island 3 Newport – 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 – 4 5 1 Mercer Island – 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 – 3 3 1 Mercer Island – No scoring information available. Saturday, March 24 Mercer Island 4, Bothell 2 Mercer Island – 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 – 4 3 1 Bothell – 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 – 2 8 4 Mercer Island – Nick Holstead 1-2; 1 double; Max Dammeier 5 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs, 4 strikeouts; Hunter Goldberg 2 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 3 strikeouts.

Fastpitch Tuesday, March 20 Juanita 16, Mercer Island 0 Juanita – 12 0 3 1 0 – 16 Mercer Island – 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 Mercer Island – No scoring information

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Boys soccer Tuesday, March 20 MI 4, Lake Washington 0 Mercer Island – Alex Wood (un) 35:00, Jordan Morris (un) 42:00, Alberto Perez (Jordan Morris) 48:00, own goal. Nico Terentjev shutout. Friday, March 23 Juanita 4, Mercer Island 1 Mercer Island – Jake Michael 34:00. Juanita – Nick Horne (Genki Marshall) 42:00, Nick Horne (Jesse Crim) 59:00, Nick Horne (Javier Macias) 65:00, Riley O’Rourke (Jon Ellis) 74:00.

Girls tennis Thursday, March 22 Mercer Island 7, Mount Si 0 Singles – Nora Tan beat Trina Eck 6-0, 6-0; Lydia Venditti beat Sierra Morin 6-0, 6-0; Carissa Ham beat Kelcy Sharp 6-0, 6-0; Melanie Lee beat Cheyenne Dizon 6-1, 6-0. Doubles – Sophia Gage-Gabby Venditti beat Kenzi Parlor-Chelsea Henak 6-0, 6-0; Caroline Dillon-Ashley Laron beat Jessica Graves-Sam Lindmeir 6-0, 6-1; Kajal Tiwary-Sarah Kahan beat Annie McCallPeyton McCulley 6-0, 6-0.

Girls golf Thursday, March 22 Mercer Island 229, Everett 275 Mercer Island – 1. Chelsea Saelee 39; 2. Jody Barhanovich (Everett), Jacqueline Bendrick, Jolie Shen 45; 5. Peterson 48.

Track & Field Thursday, March 22 Mercer Island vs. Interlake Men’s results – 100 meters - 2. Nicholas Sinclair 11.24, 3. Risley Lesko 11.47, Jeffery Lindquist 11.97, Joshua Wong 12.02, Tim Ong 12.60, Justin Boynes 12.69, Luke Bohlinger 12.70; 200 meters - 1. Nicholas Sinclair 23.15, Ethan Vu 23.9, Risley Lesko 24.05, Luke Bohlinger 25.6, Dylan Lesko 25.7; 400 meters - Peter Giseburt 59.9; 800 meters - 1. Eric Schulz 2:00.1, Nicholas Kim 3:07.5; 1,600 meters - 4. Daniel Mayer 4:40.6, Jami Chang 4:51,

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Take a trip to Red Mountain If there was ever a year to use spring break to get a little snow riding time, this would be that year. The snow just keeps coming, and conditions are really good t h r o u g h o u t On Snow the Northwest. In case you might want to consider going somewhere different than usual, I just happen to John Naye have an idea. Back in late January I drove to a mountain that has only four chairlifts, none of which are high speed; has limited lodging and dining options; and where slopeside entertainment and shopping is virtually nonexistent. And I loved the place… Ever heard of Red Mountain? Well, you have

now. Located 2.5 miles up the road from the historic mining town of Rossland in mountainous eastern British Columbia, the resort is just 10 minutes across the U.S./Canada border and 135 miles due north of Spokane. Skiing has been part of life here since 1897, when rugged gold miners trekked uphill so they could make some turns coming back down. Red Mountain Resort features world-class terrain with 2,919 vertical feet of incredible tree skiing, wideopen glades of champagne powder, corduroy groomers, terrain park, easy-toaccess backcountry, and even a snow cat operation that runs right there out of the resort. The 1,685 acres

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A skier enjoys the snow at Red Mountain. of inbounds terrain offers a wide variety of challenges, plus there is even more side-country terrain easily available. The resort actually has two mountain peaks inbounds, Red Mountain and Granite Mountain, with Granite being the higher at 6,800 feet elevation. You can actually ski or ride off the top of either peak in almost any direction. There are some great beginner areas, but Red is primarily known for its gladed runs, challenging steeps and fantastic snow. According to management, the resort falls in the top 5 percent of all resorts in

North America for snowfall accumulation: over 25 feet annually. But it is the quality of the snow that distinguishes Red from other NW resorts. It is the first stop on the renowned Powder Highway in the Kootenay Mountains, and the skier will find a much fluffier snowpack than you would in the more coastal Cascade areas. It is seriously good stuff; this region is, after all, the birthplace of both heliskiing and cat skiing. Some new condos and homes in a range of prices share the base area with older style lodging and Red’s

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It is absolutely humiliat- from your grandson who ing to be duped, scammed is in jail and needs you to or taken advantage of, send money for the bailout. especially when it involves We’ve all heard of them, your money, trust or sym- and yet they still happen. pathy. Many, many seniors Many people believe have and will that only people be scammed or with memory defrauded at some Page on Age problems fall for point in their these scams. But lives. These con what research artists are clever, by AARP Fraud stealthy, and the Fighter Call perpetrators have Center has found absolutely no out is that most remorse. They older people have honed their who have been Betsy Zuber tactics and have scammed are used technology not incapacitatagainst our older adults. ed, and will be scammed In some classic approach- one time, if not more. For es, someone calls to say, many, getting calls or tons “Congratulations, you of “scam” mail is their social have won $5,000 from the outlet. And the con artists Canadian lottery. We are are really good at getting so excited for you. Now in you to trust them. They use order for us to get your clever psychological tactics, winnings to you, we only which include the followneed you to send us $250.” ing. Or a request to donate to a Phantom Fixation: Using false charity over the phone, a prize or reward as bait, tap or being pressured to buy into the victim’s desire or an annuity that won’t pay the illusion that they won out for 10 years, and you thousands of dollars. are 90. Or the telephone Social Proof: Show that scam when you get a call others like the victim are

After the first episode of NBC’s Fashion Star barely featured Mercer Island designer Lisa Vian Hunter, the show quickly made up for it on Tuesday night. Vian Hunter was one of the first three designers on the show to present their looks to the buyers. Her sleeveless, pleated empire waist dress was a big hit with Macy’s, which picked it up. The dress, which is currently on sale at Macy’s, is already sold out, but retails for $99. Prior to the showcase on stage, Vian Hunter met with the show’s mentors, as well as some actual customers. The mentors suggested a slightly lower neckline to the dress. Despite feeling wary about making the change so soon before going to the stage for the show, Vian Hunter winning, too. This can be illustrated in a mailer showing people with new cars, cash, if you only keep purchasing products that will make you a winner. Authority: The perpetrator uses strong persuasive tactics and works to engender trust with the victim. They are very convincing. Scarcity: The perpetrator uses tactics to inflate the perceived value of the prize, and this is the very last chance to get an item — “only 100 of these coins were minted, don’t miss out on this great offer.” So what to do about this? Remember that the very generation that is being targeted as victims are people who have lived through many changes in technology and have honed their skills in the fine art of courtesy. Using the telephone as an example — many people in their 70s and older grew up using a “party line,” where neighbors shared one phone number and you knew to answer it by the special ring. There was an operator on the other end making sure the call was connected. There was a level of trust that was established because there

lowered it — making the dress a hit. Thanks to the offer, Vian Hunter will be ‘safe’ and remain on the show for another week. Seattle’s other area designer, Lizzie Parker, who lives in Sammamish, didn’t impress as much this week, failing to garner offers from any of the three buyers. Parker, who did well in the first week, faced elimination, but was not picked to leave by the buyers, and will return next week. The show’s ratings improved the second week, hitting 4.9 million for the 10 p.m. time slot.

Watch online If you’ve missed an episode of Fashion Star and want to catch up, episodes are available on NBC.com under the Fashion Star show page.

was a person actually connecting the calls. And you already knew the people who usually called you. Now, phone numbers and personal information are easily available at the touch of a button. Older people tend to be more polite on the phone when someone calls. It is difficult for them just to hang up or to tell the caller, “This is a ridiculous offer. Quit calling me.” And once the con artist gets his/her proverbial feet in the door, they can start using their very persuasive tactics. Ways to fight this are to either hang up immediately, get caller ID, or get more information so that you can take time to think about it and ask friends and family what they think. And there are ways to decrease junk mail and calls by putting yourself on the Do Not Call Registry and Direct Mail Registry (go to www.atg. wa.gov/ProtectingSeniors. aspx, Washington attorney general’s website). The bad news about these horrible scams is that most people never get their money back. This causes feelings of

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Snow | FROM 14 no-frills daylodge. There is no base village, per se; just ticket windows, a rental shop, small store, and cafeteria where I had one of the best hamburgers to be found in ski country. You know why this would be a great spring skiing choice, besides the fact that lift tickets are one-third the price at Whistler? I’m now quoting from Red’s promotional brochure: “If you are looking for an antidote to the stale, predictable megaresort experience, you just found it. Many more famous resorts would kill to have our combination of deep, dry snow, accessible location, and exciting, varied terrain. They’d probably be a little intimidated by our uncrowded slopes and laid-back vibe, mind you. Us? We kinda like it this way‌â€?

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shame and embarrassment for the victim. If you are a victim of a scam, it is still advisable to call police, and you can also call the AARP Fraud Fighter Call Center in Seattle, 1-800-646-2283,

Even if you don’t go this spring, keep in mind there are some other fine skiing options in this region as well, certainly worth planning a trip for next year. About one hour further north lies Whitewater, which if anything gets even more powder than does Red. Just outside the town of Nelson, British Columbia, Whitewater has an average snowfall of approximately 40 feet. Of course, only the top six inches really count, and this resort is blessed in that category as well. Lots of powder can be had here over its 1,200 acres and 2,000-foot vertical drop. There is no lodging at Whitewater, so a 25-minute drive from the Victorianthemed Nelson is the usual choice, but you could certainly make a comfortable day trip from Red Mountain if you were staying there. Whitewater is famous not only for its snow but for its

award-winning food service. Though the day lodge is not spectacular by Sun Valley or Whistler standards, from personal experience the food itself is superb. It was so good, it made going back out for some more powder runs way more difficult than I expected. But that seems to be a familiar refrain along the Powder Highway. There is so much reliable snowfall, with such small crowds, that getting on the lift late or having one more cookie won’t cause you to miss out on the powder. It’s a compelling combination. John Naye is a Mercer Island resident and past president of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association, and eagerly awaits a return adventure along the Powder Highway. He can be reached at jnaye@ trekworks.com.

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Moses Lake $6,814,000 227+ acre parcel. Level industrial land at Grant County Airport, rail and all utilities are on site or in the street. #311136 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Hoquiam lots $160,000 10 lots in the 55+ development in Hoquiam. Prices reduced by 1/2 & quantity discounts considered. Close to shopping, good territorial views. #194835 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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Pvt lane $448,000 Lg residential building site in area of new/remodeled homes. Lk & Mt Rainier views. All utility/access easements recorded. Serene stream along south boundar y. #143651 Janet Scroggs 206-230-5414

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Lake Forest Park $715,000 Amazing, almost acre, pk like setting. 5BR/3BA. Separate indoor pool rm w/hot tub, changing rm & BBQ area. Sport court + fruit orchard & rose garden. #310906 Debbie Barbara 206-300-6077

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Short Sale $164,800 LENDER PREAPPROVED LIST PRICE, QU I C K C L O S E ! Ke n more home w/lg eat in kit w/abundant cabinet space, a finished basement, liv rm w/fplc. #270243 James Shute 206-230-5421

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Moses Lake $8,741,000 1 2 0 + a c d eve l o p m e n t . Close to airport & business park, possible wetlands bank. Utilities close or in street, more parcels available. Vacant Land #311358 Moses Lake Michael Schoonover $200,000 425-442-0477 6ac adjacent to Big Bend Community College Campus. All utilities in street, seller may carry a contract with a substantial down. #311113 Vacant Land Michael Schoonover N Bend bargain 425-442-0477 $350,000 29+ac of land, super easy access off I-90. Will suppor t 3, maybe 4 homes, huge price reduction. How many people can say they have a Vacant Land waterfall? #206270 Moses Lake Betty Carleton $2,228,000 425-444-3507 20.46 acre parcel. Currently in alfalfa production but adjacent to business park. All utilities available. #311271 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477 Vacant Land

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N Bend land $650,000 3.4ac w/commercial potential. Multiple tenants want to stay, level, ut. in street. Next to I-90, great Vacant Land access. Possible owner Moses Lake finance. #328993 $271,000 Michael Schoonover Level 1.38ac parcel with 425-442-0477 easy access to I-90. Surrounding parcels also available. #311109 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Rainier Valley $300,000 Price reduced! Great site! 18,728sf on the new light rail, across from Columbia City Station and at a light and on the cor ner. Multi use. #16628 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Residential Lot $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 agrmt. Survey avail. #83519 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

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Snoqualmie $179,900 6+ acres in Snoqualmie. Fast access, close to riding & hiking trails, this pvt location offers mature trees and a brook. Lots of space. #259947 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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Moses Lake $350,000 3,850sf office space plus 2,000 storage on Broadw a y. B o t h o n s t r e e t parking and to rear of building. #311208 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

-Short Sale$199,900 Beautiful Campen Springs gated community. This lovely unit is the model home next to clubhouse. In immaculate shape, it features a deck & pvt fenced patio. #260738 James Shute 206-230-5421

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Moses Lake $400,000 Former liquor store with excellent street presence and easy l o a d / u n l o a d t o r e a r. 5,000sf right on Broadway. #311228 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Short Sale $209,900 L ove l y u n i t i n P r ov i dence Point’s 55+ Hilltop Village. Amazing amenities include Tennis courts, club house, exercise & game rms, indoor pool, library. #308269 James Shute 206-230-5421

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Moses Lake $425,000 This former Pay & Pak warehouse offers the new owner a blank slate to design as they will. Centrally located, 4,608sf. Possible conve r s i o n t o 2 s t o r i e s . #311352 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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-Short Sale$224,900 Federal Way’s Enchanted Village neighborhood. Lg home on a quiet culde-sac. Big bkyd, lg lot. A lot of potential. You can’t beat this pr ice! #319515 James Shute 206-230-5421

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Mercer Is. lot $325,000 14,000sf lot w/recorded access for driveway. Nice location on a dead end street. Vacant Land #329002 Fall City Betty Carleton $400,000 425-444-3507 3 l o t a s s e m bl a g e o n upper side of the Preston-Fall City Rd. Water stubbed to all, lovely area and a fast commute. #149963 Michael Schoonover 425-442-4077 Vacant Land Mercer Is lot $325,000 .48 acre lot on Mercer Island, with survey and some studies done. C o n ve n i e n t l o c a t i o n . #295333 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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Moses Lake $2,836,000 94+ac development parcel. Lvl industrial land at Grant County Air por t, heavy rail line on property plus utilities. Lot line a d j u s t m e n t p o s s i bl e . #311132 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

North Bend land $150,000 12.9 wooded ac. just off I 9 0 a t ex i t # 3 1 . R e duced; deeded easement for easy access. Lots of room, timber & space to roam, this will be a great location. #29160006 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Moses Lake $29,952,000 303+ac. 3 lg parcels next to a business park, par t in agriculture. Utilities close or in street, close to airport. Other parcels available. #311390 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Ocean View Lot $159,000 Spectacular proper ty, high on hill in gated Willapa Heights. Panoramic, sweeping ocean views. Highly coveted. Ready to build, septic in. Pe r f e c t f / d r e a m h m . #235503 Cathy Humphries 206-300-6142

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Snoqualmie Pass $4,000,000 25+ac land just East of summit, much preliminar y wor k done. Possibilities are townhomes, lodge, condos, restaurant, single fam homes. View! #198735 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Bellingham comm $900,000 Reduced! 4.5 ac. just off freeway, all utilities in the street or on property, New sidewalks in. Multi use, close to Bellis Fair and growing commercial. #27127645 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Moses Lake $875,000 Commercial bldg updated 2002/2003. Downtown Moses Lake, ample off street parking. 13,000 sq ft. #311281 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Northstar Gem! $725,000 Wonderful Steuben model, 5BR/3.5BA, fully finished lower lvl, 3 car tandem garage, stainless kitchen, tile island, g a s c o o k t o p, g a r d e n space. #320687 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

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Moses Lake $4,035,000 S eve ra l l eve l p a r c e l s w i t h h i g h u s a b i l i t y, 26.46ac. All utilities at site, roads and infrastr ucture to proper ty. Easy access. #311236 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Opportunity! $398,000 Tucked away building lot up pvt lane. Potential lk & Mt Rainier views. Lg lot, 3000sf building pad. Paved access to lot line. Near Park trails. #112896 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

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Commercial $190,000 Price reduced to sell. Updated commercial in Bremerton. Current business would like to lease back. Free street parking. #276347 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

-Short Sale$229,900 This Bothell home features 2 large decks, lg lot, mature trees, remodeled in 2008, montherin-law w/separate entrance, a secluded area, but close to everything #299440 James Shute 206-230-5421

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ĂĽ"OTTOMLESSĂĽGARAGEĂĽSALE     Mirrormont lot $55,000 Reduced, just under an ac lot in Mirrormont. Neighboring homes have views of Poo Poo point takeoff area. Relax on your deck & watch the show. #206333 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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Short Sale $161,500 Great investor opportun i t y. 2 s t r u c t u r e s o n proper ty. Main house can be lived in, rent the other bldg, 5th unit can be added (2br/1bth) & rented for $850 #288163 James Shute 206-230-5421

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-Short Sale$309,900 This lovely rambler is located in the Robinswood nbrhd of Bellevue & has beautiful hardwoods throughout. Large front yard & back yard. #248480 James Shute 206-230-5421


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Short Sale$324,900 Great investor opportunity in Nor th Seattle! Currently a rental, but has great development potential. Zoned LR3. #328215 James Shute SUN VALLEY CONDO, 206-230-5421 on golf course. 2 BR, 2BA, all amenities. Tennis and Pool. Book now for Spring and Summer! Special, $115/night. (206)650-5572.

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-Short Sale$324,900 Great proper ty w/cash flow potential. Basement mother in law is fully functioning 2BR/1BA rental unit. New hdwds in main house. Can’t beat this price! #327054 James Shute 206-230-5421

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Short Sale$97,500 Chateau style beauty! To p f l o o r w / b e a u t i f u l view of professionally landscaped cour tyard. Secured underground par king, elevator. You can’t beat this pr ice! #314087 James Shute 206-230-5421

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Tam O’Shanter $730,000 Te e u p t h e Ta m O’Shanter lifestyle! Soaring ceilings & walls of glass set the tone & Lk Samm & the Cascades set the backdrop. 3BR/3.5BA, 2640sf, 2car gar. #325141 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

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WOW Ocean View! $1,195,000 Pe r c h e d a b ove t h e ocean, a stunning home w/breathtaking views. World class 4000sf of luxury. Incredible attention to details. Near W e s t p o r t W A . Yo u r dream home! #202964 Cathy Humphries 206-300-6142

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(1) RARE SPACE in the Garden of Prayer, Lot 4 in Sunset Hills Memorial Par k in Bellevue. $11,000. Beautiful hilltop location. Peaceful, ser e n e s e t t i n g . C a l l fo r more details: (509)9324340

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OFF ISLAND -Short Sale-

$97,500 -Short Sale-

Chateau style beauty! Top floor w/beautiful view of professionally landscaped courtyard. Secured underground parking, elevator. You can’t beat this price! #314087 James Shute 206-230-5421

VACANT LAND $324,900 Hoquiam lot

Great investor opportunity in North Seattle! Currently a rental, but has great development potential. Zoned LR3. #328215 James Shute 206-230-5421

$161,500 Moses Lake

Great investor opportunity. 2 structures on property. Main house can be lived in, rent the other bldg, 5th unit can be added (2br/1bth) & rented for $850 #288163 James Shute 206-230-5421

-SHORT SALE-

Commercial

$190,000

Price reduced to sell. Updated commercial in Bremerton. Current business would like to lease back. Free street parking. #276347 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

-Short Sale-

$199,900

Beautiful Campen Springs gated community. This lovely unit is the model home next to clubhouse. In immaculate shape, it features a deck & pvt fenced patio. #260738 James Shute 206-230-5421

Short Sale

$224,900

Federal Way’s Enchanted Village neighborhood. Lg home on a quiet cul-desac. Big bkyd, lg lot. A lot of potential. You can’t beat this price! #319515 James Shute 206-230-5421

-Short Sale-

Moses Lake

$425,000

This former Pay & Pak warehouse offers the new owner a blank slate to design as they will. Centrally located, 4,608sf. Possible conversion to 2 stories. #311352 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Lake Forest Park

$715,000

Amazing, almost acre, pk like setting. 5BR/3BA. Separate indoor pool rm w/hot tub, changing rm & BBQ area. Sport court + fruit orchard & rose garden. #310906 Debbie Barbara 206-300-6077

fully finished lower lvl, 3 car tandem garage, stainless kitchen, tile island, gas cooktop, garden space. #320687 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

-Short Sale-

$309,900

-SHORT SALE

$324,900

This lovely rambler is located in the Robinswood nbrhd of Bellevue & has beautiful hardwoods throughout. Large front yard & back yard. #248480 James Shute 206-230-5421

Great property w/cash flow potential. Basement mother in law is fully functioning 2BR/1BA rental unit. New hdwds in main house. Can’t beat this price! #327054 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

North Bend land

Tam O’Shanter

$730,000

Tee up the Tam O’Shanter lifestyle! Soaring ceilings & walls of glass set the tone & Lk Samm & the Cascades set the backdrop. 3BR/3.5BA, 2640sf, 2-car gar. #325141 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

$875,000

Commercial bldg updated 2002/2003. Downtown Moses Lake, ample off street parking. 13,000 sq ft. #311281 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Bellingham Comm $900,000

Reduced! 4.5 ac. just off freeway, all utilities in the street or on property, New sidewalks in. Multi use, close to Bellis Fair and growing commercial. #27127645 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

WOW OceanView! $1,195,000

Perched above the ocean, a stunning home w/breathtaking views. World class 4000sf of luxury. Incredible attention to details. Near Westport WA. Your dream home! #202964 Cathy Humphries 206-300-6142

$150,000

5+ acre lot on the upper side of Preston Fall City Rd. Water stubbed to lot, lovely and close to freeways. #149921 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Ocean View Lot

$159,000

Spectacular property, high on hill in gated Willapa Heights. Panoramic, sweeping ocean views. Highly coveted. Ready to build, septic in. Perfect f/dream hm. #235503 Cathy Humphries 206-300-6142

Hoquiam lots

$160,000

10 lots in the 55+ development in Hoquiam. Prices reduced by 1/2 & quantity discounts considered. Close to shopping, good territorial views. #194835 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

$179,900

6+ acres in Snoqualmie. Fast access, close to riding & hiking trails, this pvt location offers mature trees and a brook. Lots of space. #259947 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Moses Lake

Mercer Is lot

$850,000

58 lots in a 55+ plat. All utilities are in, the road is paved. 1/2 reduction from previous price, nice territorial views & convenient to shopping. #194858 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

$325,000 Moses Lake

$1,442,000

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$2,228,000

N Bend bargain

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$2,836,000

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$4,000,000

Fall City

$400,000 Moses Lake

$4,035,000

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$4,500,000

.48 acre lot on Mercer Island, with survey and some studies done. Convenient location. #295333 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

14,000sf lot w/recorded access for driveway. Nice location on a dead end street. #329002 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

$150,000

12.9 wooded ac. just off I90 at exit #31. Reduced; deeded easement for easy access. Lots of room, timber & space to roam, this will be a great location. #29160006 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Fall City

$325,000 Hoquiam Estates

.48 acre lot on Mercer Island, with survey and some studies done. Convenient location. #295333 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

48+ lvl industrial land at Grant County Airport. Heavy rail on property plus all utilities. Possible lot line adjustment. #311131 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

$125,000

1.2 cleared ac in Gig Harbor. Power, cable, phone in easement rd, owner financing considered. Minutes from Hwy 16, close to shopping. #269818 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Snoqualmie

$299,900 Moses Lake

This Bothell home features 2 large decks, lg lot, mature trees, remodeled in 2008, motherin-law w/separate entrance, a secluded area, but close to everything #299440 James Shute 206-230-5421

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING

Former liquor store with excellent street presence and easy load/unload to rear. 5,000sf right on Broadway. #311228 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Gem! $725,000 $209,900 Northstar Wonderful Steuben model, 5BR/3.5BA,

Lovely unit in Providence Point’s 55+ Hilltop Village. Amazing amenities include Tennis courts, club house, exercise & game rms, indoor pool, library. #308269 James Shute 206-230-5421

-Short Sale-

$400,000

$55,000

Reduced, just under an acre lot in Mirrormont. Neighboring homes have views of Poo Poo point takeoff area. Relax on your deck & watch the show. #206333 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Gig Harbor lot

$164,800 Moses Lake

LENDER PREAPPROVED LIST PRICE, QUICK CLOSE! Kenmore home w/lg eat in kit w/abundant cabinet space, a finished basement, liv rm w/fplc. #270243 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

$350,000

3,850sf office space plus 2,000 storage on Broadway. Both on street parking and to rear of building. #311208 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

$25,000 Mercer Is. lot

Lot in 55+ age development, all utilities in and convenient to shopping. Huge price reduction. Multiple lots available. #194812 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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$200,000

6ac adjacent to Big Bend Community College Campus. All utilities in street, seller may carry a contract with a substantial down. #311113 Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477

29+ac of land, super easy access off I-90. Will support 3, maybe 4 homes, huge price reduction. How many people can say they have a waterfall? #206270 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Tucked away building lot up pvt lane. Potential lk & Mt Rainier views. Lg lot, 3000sf building pad. Paved access to lot line. Near Park trails. #112896 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

3 lot assemblage on upper side of the PrestonFall City Rd. Water stubbed to all, lovely area and a fast commute. #149963 Michael Schoonover 425-442-4077

Lg residential building site in area of new/ remodeled homes. Lk & Mt Rainier views. All utility/access easements recorded. Serene stream along south boundary. #143651 Janet Scroggs 206-230-5414

Building Site

$271,000

Rainier Valley

$300,000 N Bend land

Level 1.38ac parcel with easy access to I-90. Surrounding parcels also available. #311109 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Price reduced! Great site! 18,728sf on the new light rail, across from Columbia City Station and at a light and on the corner. Multi use. #16628 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

u New on Market

Several level parcels with high usability, 26.46ac. All utilities at site, roads and infrastructure to property. Easy access. #311236 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Golf course

345+ ac perm. for 18 hole course in Westport. Hotel, condos, retail areas. 2.5+ miles of ocean/bay frontage, by Lighthouse State Park. Unique. #273135 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

$498,000 Moses Lake

$8,741,000

$650,000 Moses Lake

$29,952,000

3.4ac w/commercial potential. Multiple tenants want to stay, level, ut. in street. Next to I-90, great access. Possible owner finance. #328993 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Virtual Tours

25+ac land just East of summit, much preliminary work done. Possibilities are townhomes, lodge, condos, restaurant, single fam homes. View! #198735 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

$6,814,000

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

Moses Lake

94+ac development parcel. Lvl industrial land at Grant County Airport, heavy rail line on property plus utilities. Lot line adjustment possible. #311132 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

$498,000 Moses Lake

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

Residential Lot

20.46 acre parcel. Currently in alfalfa production but adjacent to business park. All utilities available. #311271 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

227+ acre parcel. Level industrial land at Grant County Airport, rail and all utilities are on site or in the street. #311136 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

120+ac development. Close to airport & business park, possible wetlands bank. Utilities close or in street, more parcels available. #311358 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

303+ac. 3 lg parcels next to a business park, part in agriculture. Utilities close or in street, close to airport. Other parcels available. #311390 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Top notch construction in convenient north end smaller complex. Impressive details & fantastic community amenities. One of 5 units available via “Receivership.” #324055 Mary Lou Putman 206-230-5500

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$969,000

House w/View

$499,500

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$599,000

Lake WA View, 1 Level, N End, 1630SF, 3BR/2BA, 3 Fenced Yd Areas, Hidden Courtyard, Updates to Electrical, Plumbing & Venting, Schools Close. #317016

Building site of nearly a 1/2ac w/tranquil and serene Lake views & Seward Park to the west, treetops to the south. Olympic Mtn views w/2nd story. #310040

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The Lakes

$978,000

Amazing W/View $988,000

Perfectly updated, beautifully maintained! 4BR/3.5BA, bonus room plus rec rm. Mid island, western exposure, big yard, street end location. #331051 Jane Harrison 206-919-9992 Stephanie St. Mary 206-953-8359

Formal spaces & casual living are combined in this classic 2-story home featuring main floor den AND bonus. 4BR/2.5BA, 3,140sf, 3-car garage. #323194

1 Home Up From Wft, 4BR/3.25BA, 2 Lvls, Common & Separate Entrances, Fam & Rec Rms, Office, Sauna, 2 Fplcs, .5166ac, Add a Guest Cottage! #233365

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Elegant Views! $1,199,000

◆ New North End $1,200,000

A perfect example of how elegant & casual spaces can be combined to create a sophisticated & comfortable home. 4BR/3.25BA, 4,027sf, main floor den, 3-car. #320560 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

Westside Sunset $1,798,000

Extremely pvt 100’ westside WF, dock, deepwater moorage, jet ski pad. Rebuild/ remodel on footprint at water’s edge. Best wft value on Mercer Island. #196224 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Mitch Williams custom executive home for everyday living & elegant entertaining. Gracious 2 story entry opens to stunning lake & mtn vws. 4BR/4.5BA, 5080SF Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

Street to Water

$2,098,000

100+ feet westside waterfront -almost an ac of privacy. Two tax parcels from W Mercer to the water’s edge. Remodel, rebuild on footprint for ideal get-a-way. #330927 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

New for 2012!

$1,395,000

Choose your colors and finishes. 2 story traditional by RKK Construction in Sunset Ridge on Mercer Island’s N end. Presale available today-10 month finish. #320218 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Level Wft

$2,150,000

Gracious, level 1/2ac w/light-filled 3370SF home. Stunning lake & mtn views. 5BR/3BA. Pvt & serene setting with easy access to I-90. #191475 Janet Scroggs 206-230-5414

◆ Groveland Park

$635,000

Mid-century, original owner home on west side MI, across from city beach park. Oversized flat lot w/garden space & potential for new construction, major remodel. #332859 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Lock up & Leave

$1,059,000

$133,500

LENDER APPROVED PRICE! This condo is 1242sf w/2 bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms with carport. www.cbbain.com.com/ jamesshute #261041 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

Attn: Investors!

$185,000

Ridgewood 1BR. This is one of the 5 units available via “Receivership.” Top notch construction & fantastic community amenities in convenient north end complex. #324050 Mary Lou Putman 206-230-5500 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING

Ridgewood 1br

$195,000

Investors note-this is one of the 5 units available via “Receivership.” Top notch & convenient; impressive home details & fantastic community amenities. #324051 Mary Lou Putman 206-230-5500

Ridgewood opp!

$200,000

1br. Top notch & convenient! Impressive home details & fantastic community amenities. Investors note-this is one of the 5 units available via “Receivership.” #324053 Mary Lou Putman 206-230-5500

Ahh-Ridgewood!

$370,000

3br + Den. Top notch & convenient! Impressive home details & fantastic community amenities. Investors--this is one of the 5 units available via “Receivership.” #324056 Mary Lou Putman 206-230-5500

-SHORT SALE-

$429,900

Immaculately remodeled unit in the Lk Villa community, view of Lake Sammamish. Property features a pool, clubhouse, jacuzzi. Moorage available for lease. #321975 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

$850,000

First Hill

$1,149,000

Cool & Classic Northwest Contemporary with a Pan-Asian-flair! Secluded 4240+ sf daylight rambler with mature landscaping & bright western exposure. 5BR/2.5BA. #332524 Mary Lou Putman 206-551-3111

Quick onto Mercer Island from E or W: 3BR/3.5BA townhome w/apx 3,450sf & attached 2 car garage. Living/dining, kit/ family rm, den, rec rm, + A/C. #251490

Fabulous home on quiet cul-de-sac w/Mt. views. Open flr plan, main flr master, elegant kitchen w/slab granite & custom natural cherry cabinets 3440SF. #322425

Molly Penny 206-230-5515

Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

View Waterfront

$1,399,000

Westside Custom

$2,750,000

West side views AND shared waterfront. This fab 4BR/3BA hme was rebuilt in 2009. Elegant finishes, chef’s kit, views from mstr, & huge deck w/ hot tub. #299535 Julie Green 206-230-5388

Privacy on .4 AC w/ 74 ft +/- waterfront, private dock+covered boat lift+in ground pool+Ralph Anderson design 4BR+3BA+den+rec rm+views #329710 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351 Suzanne Lane 206-230-5516

CONDOMINIUMS & TOWNHOMES -SHORT SALE-

New Listing

Bellefield Park

$450,000

Downtown Bellevue Townhome, newly renovated throughout, 2BR+2.5 BA, club hse, pool & tennis courts, magnificent grounds, pvt patio & deck, new furn+AC, gar #280475 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351

Lake Views

$999,000

Over 2100SF of Luxury Living with spectacular Lake, Mtn & City views. Live in this Elegant 2BR/1.75BA Condo! Easy distance to all amenities & I-90. #298818 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

Privacy…

$1,450,000

A Work of Art

$5,495,000

…at the north end! Country setting close to urban conveniences. Stone, hdwds, soaring ceilings. Includes 1.6ac lot - pool/ sprt ct?? #319876 Jane Harrison 206-919-9992 Stephanie St. Mary 206-953-8359

This 4BR/3.5BA custom designed home by Lane Williams features NW living at its best. Celebrate this unique 4,760’ home w/80’ of wft/moorage a step away. #311429 Molly Penny 206-230-5515

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Mercer Island Reporter, March 28, 2012  

March 28, 2012 edition of the Mercer Island Reporter