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I-90 HOV lane opens eastbound

Ribbon in the rain

Easter egg hunt this Saturday, April 7 The annual spring Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 5. The Lil’ Ones hunt begins at 5 p.m. in Mercerdale Park for kids ages 1-6. Bring a basket to hunt for goodies — eggs, candy and prizes. Find a golden egg for an “eggstra” special surprise. A separate section will be reserved for children ages 1 to 3. Please, no children over age 6, and no parents on the field. Following the first hunt, the Flashlight Egg Hunt will take place at 8:30 p.m. for kids 7-10. Bring a flashlight and basket to find the eggs.

SJCC Family Seder next Monday, April 9 The Stroum Jewish Community Center will host a family seder dinner on April 9 from 4 to 5p.m at the Seattle location (12351 8th Ave. N.E.). The event, for families with children age 5 and under, brings people together for an evening of singing, storytelling, art projects and more. There is a fee for admission and the deadline to register is 5 p.m. on April 6. Learn more at www.sjcc.org.

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The opening of the new permanent HOV ramp between Mercer Island and Bellevue brought, from left, Fred Butler, Issaquah City Councilman; Joni Earl, CEO, Sound Transit; Conrad Lee, mayor of Bellevue; Jim Pearman, former mayor of Mercer Island; Jane Meyer Brahm, Mercer Island Councilmember; Bruce Bassett, mayor of Mercer Island; Tana Senn, Mercer Island Councilmember; Rich Conrad, Mercer Island city manager; Pat McCarthy, Pierce County Executive; and David Dye, Deputy Secretary, Washington State Department of Transportation.

Council takes on smoking in parks

Council wants to limit exposure of children to secondhand smoke By Mary L. Grady

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The City Council debated the idea of prohibiting smoking in all or some of city parks and play areas on March 19. The Council sought to eliminate smoking near areas where children may be present. The Council discussed whether or not to post signs to discourage smoking in parks or around places where children may be present, or to make smoking in outdoor public places subject to a

ticket. The areas targeted initially would be within 25 feet of a place where children play or an event is held outdoors. The topic was brought to the Council by city parks and recreation director Bruce Fletcher, who said that discarded cigarettes and smoking were a problem in some areas. A recent clean-up effort produced 157 cigarette butts from around the Island, with the highest concentrations found near the skate park in Mercerdale Park, in parking areas and near the beaches. Fletcher also indicated that money was available for signs to limit smoking from a grant. Picking up the litter is “disgusting to do, it is time-consuming

and expensive,” said Fletcher. He listed several other cities that had posted the signs and had various enforcement strategies in place. The Council was split as to whether or not smoking in parks or near playgrounds was really a problem. Yet, since smoking especially around children is undesirable, how could the city protect children and respect the rights of citizens who smoke at the same time? In an hour-long discussion, the Council went from the idea of keeping smoking away from children to considering penalizing those who smoke in parks to simply posting signs to declare areas “tobacco-free.” Councilmember Tana Senn said that she believed it would be better to educate park users rather than look for a way to create more work for city staff.

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A giddy group of officials from the agencies responsible for the funding and construction on I-90 for light rail and HOV operations came together last Thursday to cheer the completion of a major milestone. Sound Transit held a rainy dedication ceremony of the new I-90 eastbound HOV ramp from Mercer Island to Bellevue at 80th Avenue S.E. and I-90. Despite a drenching downpour, Sound Transit and Washington State Department of Transportation officials came to celebrate with contractors and local governments. Joni Earl, the CEO of Sound Transit, attended as

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McKenna, Inslee discuss light rail Candidates for governor hold opposite views on light rail viability By Nat Levy

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Citizens and city councils have spent months and years debating light rail on the Eastside, and now another level of government has weighed in: the candidates for governor. Attorney General Rob McKenna, speaking to the Eastside Transportation Association on Wednesday, questioned the validity of running the trains over the Interstate 90 floating bridge. “I’m not even sure how it’s going to work, frankly,” he said. “I don’t know how you can do fixed rail on a floating bridge. And I envision it shutting down temporarily when there is a wind.” Jay Inslee, McKenna’s Democrat opponent, jumped

on McKenna’s remarks at a news conference Friday. In the shadow of the Bellevue Transit Center, which will be a prominent piece of the East Link project, the U.S. congressman who recently stepped down skewered McKenna’s position, an issue he said has already been decided. “We’ve made this decision multiple times, in multiple places, by multiple people, and it is time to move forward,” Inslee said. “And frankly, I am disappointed. My opponent has lost this argument on multiple occasions, and he needs to get over it, so our community can move on.” McKenna acknowledged that the issue had already been decided through a public vote. He did not recommend trying to reverse the ST2 vote that funded rail to the Eastside. He referenced a recent court decision against Kemper Freeman trying to block the trains from using the I-90 center lanes, saying

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Nile, a 16-pound cat, went missing last week from the Stern family’s home before a neighbor found him over the weekend.

Nile, the cat who brought home lost mail and gifts, is dead at 17 By Mindy Stern

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Nile, the cat featured in the Reporter for retrieving mail, went missing last week in the Mercerwood neighborhood. His owner, Mindy Stern, wrote to the Reporter that Nile was found on Friday, March 30. A few hours ago, we got a call from a neighbor in response to the fliers we distributed to all the homes in the range we knew that Nile patrolled. They just noticed a cat huddled next to their neighbors’ garage, unmoving. We rushed over and confirmed that it was, indeed, Nile. He looked very peaceful, fully stretched out, but was certainly dead and rigid. Shlomo (Stern’s husband, who is a veterinarian) examined him and found absolutely no sign of trauma — he must have just laid down and died. On Sunday, the last day we saw him, we woke up to find our entire front lawn strewn with “gifts” from Nile — dozens of paper scraps, plastic bags, etc. Shortly after the Reporter ran the article about Nile (October 2010), he came home one day with a very elegant but soaking wet lady’s slip-on shoe, a mule. It was in twotone leather, with a fancy heel, size 23 1/2, made in Taiwan. When it dried, I tried it on and it fit me perfectly. I jokingly told Nile to bring me the other one, and referred to it as

‘The Cinderella Slipper.’ About four months later, he delivered the matching shoe. We have no idea where or how he found the shoes, or any of the other things he gifted us. For the past week, every time we came home and saw that outside the house was clean, we knew that Nile was not around. Thank you for sharing our excitement about this most unusual cat. He will be missed beyond words.

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Students in first grade at St. Monica School recently put on a performance of ‘The Little Red Hen.’

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new residents are noticing. What better investment can be made in the value of your home? • It’s time to invest again: Mercer Island historically invested wisely in our schools, including a smart remodel in the ‘90s that extended their useful life. MI ranks 12th of 15 nearby school districts in total capital spending per student since 1991. It is time to reinvest.

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• MISD schools are bursting at the seams. Our K-8 schools are over capacity by 707 students, or 34%, today, and they will be over capacity by 862 students, or 41%, by 2015/16. • Common spaces such as libraries, lunchrooms, gyms and hallways are overburdened. Dedicated spaces for music and art have been co-opted into classrooms,

and we’ve don’t have enough science labs at IMS or MIHS. Instructional programs are impacted today and will be increasingly constrained tomorrow. • Portables do not solve the issue of overcrowded common spaces, and we only have space for 2-4 more portables (total) at IMS and the elementary schools. These portables meet capacity needs through 2015, but after that we will run out of classrooms if this bond doesn’t pass.

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new building. Rebuilding is better value for the money, with schools that will last for the next 50 years. • Reasonable, predictable costs: This plan will cost taxpayers an additional $700 annually for a $1,000,000 home, deductible from itemized federal taxes. Tax rates will be smooth for the 25 year life of the bond.

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To the editor Redeemer Church

effect for our community. We are grateful for the kind and conTo our friends in the Mercer Island siderate communications and treatment community: we have received from the Mercer Island Over the last few months, a number of School District and its leadership, as well people have expressed their views about as from our neighbors, and from our vala possible sale of Redeemer Lutheran ued companions — clergy and lay — in Church property to the Mercer Island the other churches on Mercer Island. School District. There were many assump- Under no circumstances do we want our tions and there has been no small amount decision to be understood as any kind of of speculation about this. To clarify any a political statement regarding the $196M misunderstandings, we wish to say that at bond measure. no time did we deterWe pray that all those mine or communicate who labor in public serthat we would sell our vice and in private life to property to anyone. Send your letters to: editor@ improve living on Mercer At no time were we in mi-reporter.com. Keep it brief, Island, including the edunegotiation over a sale courteous, and sign your name. cation of its children, will price.  find common ground and Last fall we received progress positively into the an unsolicited offer to buy our propfuture. erty. As faith communities do, we asked As one of many fine faith communities ourselves, “What is God telling us?” We on Mercer Island, we at Redeemer extend needed time to discern among ourselves a sincere invitation to all who might wish the answer to that question, as well as to to know us better. We welcome your quesother questions. tions, your prayers, and most of all, your Between the time that we were presence. approached to sell, and now, we considQuestions and inquiries can be sent to ered what selling or staying would mean Redeemer Lutheran Church: office@redeefor our life as a congregation. We also merlutheranmi.org or (206) 232-1711. prayerfully considered the desires and Susan Griesse for the family of needs of the Mercer Island School District, Redeemer our neighbors, and the Mercer Island community. Essentially, we sought to better understand our longstanding history on Mercer Island, our future in God’s Kingdom, and our witness to the commuRecent news articles have caused me nity with the gospel of Christ Jesus. to question the effectiveness of the recent After much thoughtful deliberation ordinance concerning underage drinking. we unanimously, as a congregation, While I share the Council’s concern about have declined the Mercer Island School the abuse of alcohol and drugs by juveDistrict offer to purchase our property. niles, I believe that the current ordinance We will remain in ministry where we are needs to be modified. on Mercer Island. This was a very perAs I understand the situation of the sonal decision regarding the future of our party at the Greg James residence, Mr. church, and we are stepping out in faith James had given permission for his son to that our chosen path will have a positive

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have seven or eight friends over. Mr. James had no knowledge of the escalation of the size of the gathering to approximately 75, nor was he aware that some of the — probably uninvited — guests would be introducing alcohol. I see no justification for holding him responsible for actions that he had no knowledge of and no control over. The news article didn’t mention, to my recollection, if the police took into custody the imbibing minors or if there was an investigation to determine how the involved minors came into possession of the alcohol. It would seem prudent, if the above action wasn’t taken, for the City Council to ensure that in the future, if a similar incident occurs, that the imbibers, for their own well-being and the wellbeing of the public, be taken into custody until they can be released to a responsible adult, and that there be an investigation to determine the supplier of prohibited substances. A recent article in a Rental Housing Application publication indicated that

originally the plan was to hold owners of rental property responsible, also. Apparently, the Council agreed to amend that portion. I would suggest that residents, renters or owners should also be held harmless where they have not given permission and are unaware of the illegal activity. Theodore F. Misselwitz

Bond is school district’s best plan at lowest cost I’ve lived on Mercer Island for almost 20 years, moving here in the early ’90s “for the schools.” I’m also a civil engineer with an MBA in finance who has developed a number of major municipal alternative energy projects. From my perspective, voting yes on the school bond just makes good business sense. I’ve spent some time comparing the plans proposed by the district and advocated by the YES campaign with the ideas put forward by the NO campaign (who either seem to want a smaller bond,

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How do you feel about the health care act?

“I think it is terrible and there is a problem with carving out the individual mandate. Passing it without that would make it worse.” David Sinclair

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“I’m confused and very concerned about paying for people who don’t have (health insurance).” Mary Ellen Grimes Retired Belltown

“I think there is already Congressional approval.” Patricia Salt Charles Housewife Mercer Island

“I just wish they would stay out of it and leave it alone.” Meredythe Glass Thrift shop volunteer Mercer Island

“I think it’s unreasonable.” Janis McKenna Retired Mercer Island

Ballots for the April 17 special election, featuring the MISD school bond, were mailed to voters last week. We want to know what you think. Are you voting for or against the bond? Vote now online at www.mi-reporter.com and look for the results in next week’s paper.


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Police March 16 Accidents: A T-bone colli-

sion occurred at 8:36 a.m. in the 8400 block of S.E. 40th Street. It was unclear at first who had the right of way, as neither driver could recall whether or not their traffic signal was green. Four witnesses were present and were able to confirm which lights were green and red. The eastbound driver, whose vehicle was struck in the side, was cited for not following the traffic signal. An SUV struck a vehicle

emerging from a private driveway at 2:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of 76th Avenue S.E., pushing it into two parked, unoccupied vehicles along the road. Before the collision, both drivers were distracted by a UPS truck parked on the side of the road. The driver coming out of the driveway was cited for failing to yield to oncoming traffic, and received medical aid for minor injuries. Her vehicle was towed.

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DUI: While aiding Bellevue

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police in DUI patrols, Mercer Island police arrested a man at 10:39 p.m. in downtown Bellevue after stopping his vehicle for a nonfunctioning headlight. The driver had been drinking.

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a.m. while helping Bellevue police with DUI patrols. The driver was arrested for drinking alcohol and failed field sobriety tests. The passenger, who had a felony warrant, was also arrested for carrying marijuana and a pipe in his jacket.

DUI: Mercer Island police

stopped a vehicle without headlights after dark in downtown Bellevue at 12:50

Fraud: A bank alerted a

South end Mercer Island man that someone opened a credit card account in the man’s name and was trying to make a purchase.

broke the rear door window of a Lexus between 2 and 2:50 p.m. in the Island Corporate Center parking lot in the 7500 block of S.E. 24th Street. No items were stolen out of the vehicle. Theft: Two middle school students left their backpacks at Starbucks in the 7600 block of S.E. 27th Street while they went to their residence across the street between 3:15

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and 3:34 p.m. When they returned, both backpacks were missing. The backpacks contained books, binders, a cell phone and iPod Touch.

March 22 Malicious mischief: A win-

dow was broken out of an Issaquah resident’s BMW sometime overnight, but no one entered the vehicle. The total damage was $300. Arrest: Police booked a 47-year-old man into the Issaquah Jail at 3:15 p.m. on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant after he was released from the King County Jail. Accident: A tractor-trailer struck and damaged the roof of the Chevron gas station in the 7600 block of Sunset Highway S.E. at 6:15 p.m. The semi-truck was making a delivery and went under the roof, marked “12foot clearance.”

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The Life of Don Summers

Donald B. Summers Donald B. Summers, 68, of Mercer Island, died March 19 in Da Nang,Vietnam, while on a teaching visit to Duy Tan University. He had undergone surgery to remove a malignant brain tumor last November, and he and his wife Linda decided that they would spend his final days doing things he loved, spending time with family and friends, and working with students. He appreciated that DTU wanted him to teach again this month and revised his class load to accommodate him. He was born in Highland Park, Mich. in 1943, and earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s and doctorate from Boston University. He was an adjunct professor at Babson College, Bentley College, and Suffolk College in Boston. An early career highlight was six months spent serving as a project manager for the Grace Commission in Washington, DC, examining ways the Department of Education could operate more effectively. He was the head of human resources at Del Med, a medical technology firm in Boston and held numerous positions at Bank of Boston. He received an award from NASA for a project he did for the space agency. Whether he was working with clients or students, volunteering, spending time with family or on one of his many outdoor adventures with friends, Don was never without his sarcastic, unpredictable and not always easily understood sense of humor. He loved to laugh at himself and tease others and he believed that all the challenges of life were more manageable when approached with a light touch. Don came to Seattle with his wife and daughters Emily and Cailen in 1985 to serve as senior vice president and head of human resources and social policy at Rainier Bank. He left Security Pacific Bank, Rainier Bank’s successor, in 1990 to form The Meridian Consulting Group, which helped organizations of all sizes manage change. In recent years, Don pursued his lifelong passion for academics

and taught undergraduate and graduate classes in business (with a focus on business ethics) at Seattle University and Seattle Pacific University. He also served as visiting faculty in management at UW Tacoma in 2006-2007. He was selected as the SPU School of Business and Economics Adjunct Teacher of the Year for 2005-2006 and received the Dean’s Award in 2007-2008. Most recently, he was a clinical Professor at SPU and lead on the Social Venture Planning Competition.The project at Duy Tan University was an international version of the Social Venture Planning Competition. When the Summers family moved to Seattle he announced that he intended to take full advantage of the many outdoor activities available here. He became an avid cyclist and completed most of the major Northwest rides, including STP in one day and Ramrod (Ride around Mount Rainier in One Day). He developed a strong interest in climbing and made it to the top of all the major Northwest peaks including numerous assents of Mount Rainier, as well as Mount Whitney in California. He also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and was an avid hiker and snowshoer. Don served as president of the Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club in 2002 and 2003, and was a board member for 13 years. During his tenure he led the organization in a strategic planning process that resulted in a fund raising effort to build a new facility. He also served on the strategic planning committee for the Mercer Island Schools. Don’s survivors include his wife, Linda, daughter Emily, of Mercer Island, and daughter Cailen and her husband, Zachary Hearn, serving in the U.S. Navy. He is also survived by a sister Hazel Graham of Highland Village, Texas, brother Thomas of Columbus, Ohio, and sister-in-law Lois Miller of Colorado Springs, Colo. He was preceded in death by his brother Harlan. He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews, all of whom have special stories of the teasing, guidance and support they received from “Uncle Don.” A celebration of his life is being planned for 1:00 p.m. on April 28th at the Boys and Girls Club at 4120 86th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Donald Summers Memorial Scholarship Fund being established for Duy Tan University, or the Social Venture Contest Awards Fund at SPU. 604369

a small Japanese maple tree worth $700 out of her backyard in the 9100 block of S.E. 78th Place sometime between Feb. 27 and March 12. Burglary: Someone stole $20,000 worth of jewelry from a home in the 5600 block of 90th Avenue S.E. between 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. after entering through an unsecured basement door. An unknown quantity of Zanax was also stolen. Accident: A collision occurred at 4:10 p.m. in the 3900 block of Island Crest Way when two vehicles moved into the left turn lane at the stoplight. Police could not determine who was at fault due to conflicting stories and a lack of witnesses. There were no injuries, and neither vehicle was towed. Arrest: Police stopped a vehicle speeding more than 10 mph over the limit at 4:31 p.m. in the 7400 block of westbound I-90. The driver, 33, had a suspended license and did not have an ignition interlock, which he had been required to install. He was arrested and his vehicle was left at the scene. Fender-bender: A vehicle backed into a parked Porsche at 4:40 p.m. in the lower parking lot of the Chase building on S.E. 28th Street and drove away. Witnesses were able to

obtain the license plate number of the suspect’s vehicle. Police located the vehicle, driven by an 88-year-old man, who said he was unaware of the collision.

March 24 Fraud: A Mercer Island wom-

an’s Macy’s credit card number was used to make six purchases at Alderwood and Northgate stores between March 16 and March 21. Macy’s loss prevention alerted the victim of the unusual transactions. A video of the suspects might be available, along with their vehicle license plate number.

March 25 Burglary: Someone entered a shared condo when the garage was left open overnight in the 8000 block of S.E. 33rd Place. Items owned by three residents were stolen, including custom gold and blue vehicle rims, speakers and an automatic garage door opener. The estimated loss was $2,300.

March 26 Stolen vehicle recovered: A stolen Acura was recovered at The Mercer apartments

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PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mercer Island Planning Commission will hold a Special Meeting from 6:00PM–6:45PM on 5/2/12 for a walking tour in the Town Center. The tour will start at the NW corner of the

intersection of SE 27th St and 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Contact George Steirer, Principal Planner, for more information at george.steirer@mercergov.org or 206-275-7719. Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on April 4, 2012. #604287.

Kenneth Walter Porter

Kenneth Walter Porter, born August 23,1925 in Spondon, England, passed on March 28th, 2012 on Mercer Island WA, his home for 45 years. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him as a husband, father, grandfather and friend. His passions included mechanical engineering and his association with The Museum of Flight, where his RAF Uniform is on permanent display. He had a lifelong interest in theology, genealogy, and travel, making many visits to his native England. He was active in the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, volunteered with The Blue Bills teaching students about science, and his men’s discussion group,The Wranglers. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Eleanor (Lyn) Porter, his son, Derek (Kim, Emily, Nathan, Krista), three daughters, Karen (Tom, Ray, Briana, Pete), Diane (Gabriel) and Janice (Peter, Eleanor, John, Alex), numerous relatives in England and many treasured friends far and wide. A Life Celebration & Reception will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 2:00 pm at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. For Directions: http://www.mipc.org/directionstomipc/ 604233


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Police | FROM 6 in the 7600 block of S.E. 27th Street at 1:55 a.m. The vehicle was towed, as the registered owner, an Issaquah resident, did not want to pick it up. The vehicle was drivable, with no damage to the steering column. Theft: Someone stole an outboard motor — worth $2,900 to replace — from a boat in an open, private area in the 6500 block of S.E. 28th Street overnight. Bolts taken from the motor mount were left at the scene, and were submitted for fingerprinting. Theft: An 82-year-old Covenant Shores resident reported $2,000 worth of household items missing after he moved. The theft likely occurred in midJanuary, when someone suspicious was helping the man’s movers. Abandoned vehicle: Police impounded an abandoned Volkswagen Jetta at 10:58 a.m. in the 7700 block of S.E. 22nd Street.

March 27 Arrest: Police arrested

Awards for MI firefighters The Mercer Island Fire Department held its annual awards banquet last weekend, honoring those who serve the Island. Firefighter Alec Munro was named the ‘2011 Firefighter of the Year,’ while Lieutenant Curt Groscost was named the ‘2011 Fire Officer of the Year.’ The awards are based on several criteria and help recognize those who uphold the department’s mission to contributed to Mercer Island’s reputation as a safe, friendly and economically thriving community to live and work in. The awards are voted on by other members of the department.

Councilmember Mike Grady indicated that he considered smoking in parks as both an environmental and health threat. “The volume of butts found is a ‘red flag,’” he said. “The fact remains that smoking is a health issue and presents an environmental threat.” He urged the Council to ban smoking in all parks and establish an ordinance. Jane Meyer Brahm suggested that it would be best to send a message rather than correct the problem with an ordinance that would require a ticket and a fine. Others agreed that such signs will give other park users the basis for asking smokers to refrain. Councilmembers also debated whether or not there was really a problem to solve. “Where is the problem?” Councilmember Mike Cero asked, reminding fellow Councilmembers about the now-defunct proposal to limit parking on the Mercer Ways. “We already have a littering ordinance,” he said. The issue of rights came up for people who walk in a park and smoke and might be encountered by children. What to do then? “We don’t have to worry about the rights of people who smoke,” Grady said. Councilmember Bertlin and others disagreed and said that they were not will-

Leap for Green set for April 21 The 2012 Leap for Green fair will be held on Saturday, April 21, at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. This year’s event, held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., focuses on community sustainability and food. The event will highlight how climate changes can affect everyone, and

will feature information booths, presentations and learning activities. Activities such as Kids in the Kitchen with Chef Tom, (Chicken) Cooping 101 and planting projects will be available throughout the day. The Mercer Island Farmers Market and other ‘green’ organizations will be present. To learn more, visit the city’s Leap for Green website.

MISD SCHOOL BOND UPDATE— WORDS FROM THE EXPERTS AND FURTHER REASON TO SEND THIS PROPOSITION BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARDS? The KC Real Estate Tax Senior Assessor overseeing valuation of MISD schools pointed out recently that it is not unreasonable to expect well-maintained schools to provide useful service for over 100 years. Our schools, of course, were extensively upgraded 10-15 or so years ago. She also pointed out that building component quality has tended to drop over the years, so newer is not necessarily better. Of paramount importance can be optimal matching of design with needs, which architects and other professionals can adjust for us with current structures as appropriate to maintain functionality in A+ condition. For further details on the assessment process, she referred us to the Marshall & Swift Valuation System, the bible of her work. Informed education management sources advise that all (or most) schools should not be placed on the same obsolescence schedule. Building ages should be balanced.

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a 21-year-old man at 4:38 p.m. in the 7800 block of S.E. 27th Street after stopping his vehicle for expired tabs and a missing front license plate. The driver had an outstanding felony Department of Corrections no-bail warrant for escaping from community custody.

Police booked him into the King County Jail. Burglary: Burglars entered an apartment through the kitchen window in the 9000 block of East Shorewood Drive, sometime after March 22, while the residents were not staying there. Jewelry and electronics, among other items, were stolen. A witness gave some information, and fingerprints were lifted from the window screen.

ing to criminalize smoking. She suggested making more disposal points available and use other means to educate park users. “I believe that is a smarter way to achieve our objectives,” Bertlin said. “We need to balance intent with practicality.” After two initial motions were rejected, the Council came up with a plan to use the signs to discourage smoking in parks without an ordinance.

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letters | FROM 5 or a series of bonds or a different plan). When you analyze the approaches — a single, more comprehensive bond authorization now vs. a smaller bond now or multiple bonds — the outcome is clear. The $196 million bond before us is the least expensive plan for the next 25 years — and offers the best result by solving the overcapacity crisis, providing all MI students with 21st century facilities, offering homeowners 25-year stable and predictable tax rates, and paying off the elementary and middle school costs before we have to consider rebuilding the high school in 25 years. Alternatively, a favorite “NO” scenario involves defeating the current bond and then hoping the School Board comes back with a new plan. A favorite is to build a fourth elementary school and a new middle school now, then rebuild the other three elementary schools in 10 years. Compared to the current bond, this NO concept would save the owner of a $1 million home $19/ month for the next 10 years. But we don’t get much in return for these small savings. What we will get is: 1) a fight over where to site a fourth school, 2) increased operating costs of $450,000

per year that will lead to laying off six teachers, and 3) a divided community because only 25 percent of elementary students get to go to a state-of–the-art school (this last issue alone will make passing this “NO” plan nearly impossible). And then in 10 years, the bill for the delayed three elementary schools comes due, but now the cost of rebuilding will be $127 million (and that’s if interest rates stay at today’s historic lows). And when it comes time to rebuild the high school in 25 years, we either have to delay another 10 years or double up our taxes. While voting no, in the hopes of saving $19/ month, may seem compelling in the short term, it is actually a shortsighted and expensive choice in the long term. The answer is clear to me. Vote yes — it’s the best plan at the lowest total cost for the next 25 years. David Marquez

Vote green, reject school bond One of the key reasons to vote “Reject” in the school bond election is the sheer wastefulness of resources it proposes. The bond proposal is to demolish four of our schools that we remodeled in the mid-1990s. Our schools are resources that have been built from natural resources, and we should exercise the same environmental

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and conservationist ethic with major resources like our school buildings as we try to do with aluminum, glass, paper and the forests and mineral deposits that are the sources of those resources. Wastefulness will not enrich the Island and will not teach our children well. Vote green — reject the school bond. Harry Edward Grant

Vote yes What happened to civility and open debate on Mercer Island? From what I can see, there are a handful of extremely vocal opponents to the school bond measure who are doing almost everything they can to get residents to vote no. There seems to be absolutely no regard for facts and a campaign of discrediting anyone who supports the bond. When the Stevenson Farm property was raised, naysayers of the bond distributed an inflammatory, doctored diagram being passed off as the plan for how Island Park would be sited to all the property’s neighbors. When the Mercer Island Schools Foundation endorsed and then financially supported the bond measure, there were false accusations that the Foundation was behaving illegally because of their nonprofit status. When Kris Kelsay tried to get her personal opinions heard based on the almost two years of work she’s done studying the school facilities issue, there were attacks on her work as facilitator of the 21st Century Facilities Planning Committee. The list goes on… Debating the issues and

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the proposed construction plan is one thing. Public discussion is important, which is why the district The great majority of us held over 20 public meeton Mercer Island support ings around the school education enthusiastifacilities issue in the past cally and appreciate the job two years. Public input is done by the School Board critical, which is why the and all associated with School Board commisthe MI school system. But sioned the 21st Century the current situation has Facilities Planning me feeling manipulated. Committee and its 20 com- There is a strident chorus munity volunteers repretelling voters — the sky senting a cross-section of is falling! Our MI school the Island’s population and buildings are failing! They constituents, to spend a are antiquated, outdated, year researching the situaovercrowded. Our students tion, exploring alternatives are at risk! and making a But we, recommendathe school tion. Being experts, Send your letters to: responsive have all the editor@mi-reporter.com. to public answers Keep it brief, courteous, desires is also and just and sign your name. something need your the school vote for district’s our carte administration is sensitive blanche school bond proto, which is why they recposal. ommended to the School Whoa, we voters are Board — who in turn being stampeded, guiltagreed — to rebuild Island whipped with our usual, Park Elementary on its all-out support for schools. current site based on the We have the School Board, neighborhood’s feedback. certain school district’s Efforts to discredit peoteaching, administraple and organizations that tive and PTA staffs, the do not share your opinion, 21st Century Facilities however, are not approCommittee (which invespriate. This appears to be tigated the extent of the one of the key strategies schools’ drastic shortcomof the people behind this ings) and the Committee “no reinvestment of school for Mercer Island Public infrastructure” campaigns. Schools (reportedly, “the Let’s not let a few vocal body that campaigns for naysayers who are spreadthe bond proposal”) lined ing disinformation and try- up in a full court press. ing to discredit endorsers They are flooding our of the school bond distract newspaper, the Patch and us from really studying the city streets with unrethe aspects of this fiscally lenting demands for pasresponsible, solid and well- sage of the School Board’s constructed plan to keep (nearly) $200 million Mercer Island schools great school bond proposal. It is for the next 50 years. a no-arguments demand Cliff Sharples for up-front voter financing for a 10-year wish list

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of School District building projects. Voters have no choice on any lesser or one-step-ata-time option. There is no re-do if this thing passes. We will tear down and rebuild three elementary schools and the middle school, acquire land for an unknown purpose (perhaps to trade as the new hush-hush, high-rise City Hall site) and sundry other lesser projects at the high school and the Mary Wayte Pool. This is overkill to address our existing school challenges. Further ... alarming language in General Obligation Bond Resolution 592 itself (read it online) allows the School Board to determine that the bond’s proceeds can be applied to capital projects other than the ones presented. Parents of MI students thinking about supporting the bond proposal should ask where the students from each school to be razed and rebuilt on site are going to go, since construction of a new school facility beforehand has been rejected. Won’t this cause the displacement of entire student bodies each time one of the four schools is torn down and rebuilt? There will be serious construction disruption for MI elementary and middle school kids for the next several years. And, after spending nearly $200M on bricks and mortar, how much appetite will MI voters have for spending more on improved programs, curricula, or any other school levy or bond for the foreseeable future? Do I have to say it — vote NO on this bond. L. A. Warriner


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Edward Jones financial advisor moves into former Quiznos space By Rebecca Mar

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A new Edward Jones financial advisor has moved into the space that once housed Quiznos Subs. Albert Angel, a Seattle resident, moved into his new office on Mercer Island in mid-March, coming from Leschi. This is

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Staff of the Mercer Island Allstate office includes: James Campbell, Jeremy Olson, Jordan Wood and Dylan Carey.

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A retail space in the 77 Central building along Sunset Highway is newly occupied by Allstate insurance agency. Jeremy Olson, the agency owner, purchased the space in November 2011 and moved in at the beginning of February. “This has been my only job,” said Olson, a thirdgeneration insurance agent. His grandfather was an insurance agent for 50 years, and his father has been in the same business for 40 years. “I literally knew I was going to be an insurance agent since age 4 — I was

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753-square-foot live-work space that costs $1,550 per month. Allstate offers vehicle, motorcycle, homeowners, condominium, renters, business, boat and flood insurance, in addition to annuities, IRAs, mutual funds and life insurance, and other services. The rewarding part of the job, Olson said — whether talking to a customer about buying a new home or car, or fixing a vehicle — is seeing the customer made whole again. “It’s something different every day,” he said. Allstate is located at 7785 Sunset Hwy., Suite 247, and can be reached at (206) 257-2420.

Island designer ‘safe’ again, on Fashion Star reality show By Megan Managan

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This week on “Fashion Star,” the remaining 12 designers were asked to create a summer look, proving

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 | Page 9 his fourth year as a finan- ness is we offer one-oncial advisor with Edward one individual attention. Jones. We’re really accessible.” Angel offers Angel is inderetirement planpendent of the ning, education other Edward Jones planning, longadvisor on the term savings for Island, Kirk Felton. education, broAs independent kerage and life financial advisors, insurance, to they each have name a few. He their own separate offers all finan- Albert Angel offices and a sepacial services that rate client base. brokerage firms “It’s always a generally have available. great time to invest — it’s “The majority of our always a good time to think business is investments — about your future and plan IRAs, Roth IRAs, retire- it out,” Angel said. ment,” said Angel. “The Reach Angel at (206) best thing about our busi- 275-1181. to the mentors and buyers that they were versatile in their designing. Mercer Island designer Lisa Vian Hunter's shirt — what little the audience saw of it — featured sheer sleeves. Her design was not bought by the buyers this week, and the mentors said they worried it was too heavy of a material for summer during the consultation prior to the show. Despite not selling her design to any of the three stores, Vian Hunter

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Eleven members of the Mercer Island High School DECA club will travel to Salt Lake City for the international competition. They include: Alberto Gonzales, Peter Clark, Chris Roth, Olivia Rosen, Emily Morse, Ethan Vu, Tanner Ranz, Devlin Conway, Brandt Waeshe, and Max Goetschel and Jack Pearl (not pictured).

High school DECA students prepare for international competition By Reporter Staff

Several members of the Mercer Island High School DECA team will head to Salt Lake City in late April for the International Career Development Conference. Eleven members of the MIHS team qualified for the event after the state DECA event, in which only the top six in each category earn the right to advance. Placements at the state competition included: Oliva Rosen and Emily Morse, first place for marketing communications; Tanner Ranz and Ethan Vu, third place for sports and entertainment promotion plan; Devlin Conway and

Brandt Waesche, fifth place for sports and entertainment promotion plan; Peter Clark and Chris Roth, fifth place for hospitality management; Alberto Gonzales, sixth place for human resource management; Max Goetschel, sixth place for restaurant management; and Jack Pearl, seventh place for accounting. The ICDC features 14,000 students from the United States, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam. The event is scheduled to take place at the end of April.

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District’s Destination ImagiNation teams competed in the state tournament last week in Wenatchee. The “Six Musketeers” from West Mercer’s structural team took first place, while “The Leonardo Da Vinci Flaming Tacos”, also from West Mercer, were second place, as were “The Mythical VII”, Islander Middle School’s structural team. The Six Musketeers and Mythical VII will represent the Island in the global finals at the end of May in Knoxville, Tenn. “I am so proud of these students for demonstrating so much creativity, inventiveness and hard work! I would also like to thank their coach and teacher Mark Headlee, and their parents for encouraging our students’ participation in Destination ImagiNation,” said Superintendent Gary Plano.

The Mercer Island School District is in the final stages of selecting an architectural and engineering firm to develop the educational specifications for the new middle school and for the prototype elementary school, if the bond passes. The three elementary schools will share a common design to save cost, adapted for the individual site and individual requirements for instructional program support. Middle school and elementary principals are selecting educators to participate on a team that will work with educational consultants and community representatives to develop the educational specifica-

School briefs Gest is Eagle Scout Erik Gest, of Mercer Island, celebrated his advancement to the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court

tions for the new schools. The educational specifications provide input to the architects and engineers and is a core guidance document expressing wishes and expectations for the new buildings. The district wishes to tap expertise in the community to assist in the development of the educational specifications. Educational specifications require that a new school design employ the best solutions to deliver 21st century learning, like our 2020 vision. Topics to be considered by the various teams include but are not limited to: physical space planning, which promotes strong teacher/ student relationships; community/volunteer engageof Honor ceremony on March 18 at Mercer Island Covenant Church. Gest is a member of Boy Scout Troop 647 and a junior at Mercer Island High School. For his Eagle Scout project, Gest made an entryway trellis to the Learning Gardens at Lakeridge Elementary.

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The Mercer Island School District named the new principal of Island Park Elementary on Monday. David Hoffman will join the district beginning July 1. Hoffman comes to the Island from the Northshore School District, where

ment; flexible learning spaces; diversity of ideas, perspectives and experiences such as science labs, technology, the arts and playfields; and how best and emerging technologies should be defined and accommodated. Further, the district is committed to employing environmental strategies that support learning by substantially increasing energy and water efficiency; materials performance; and utilization of low-impact construction methods that reduce the carbon footprint during the construction of the buildings. The district understands the enormous impact of buildings on the environment and is committed to designing new schools that touch the earth as lightly as possible for the next 50 years. For more, go to www. misd.k12.wa.us. he was the principal of Maywood Hill Elementary and East Ridge Elementary. Last year he was the district’s director of intervention programs, and prior to that he was an elementary teacher in first, second and fourth grades in the Issaquah School District. Hoffman earned his Juris Doctor at William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota and earned his educational endorsements at the University of Washington. Hoffman and his teaching staff have twice earned the Washington State Achievement Award for closing the achievement gap at Maywood Hills Elementary, as well as the state academic achievement award in math and reading while working at East Ridge.

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Mercer Island hires new girls soccer coach

Girls lacrosse | Lakeside 16, Mercer Island 15

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The Mercer Island High School girls soccer program will have a new face leading the charge next fall. The school has hired Terry Ryan as the head coach. “We are very excited to have someone of Terry’s caliber join us at Mercer Island High School,” said Craig Olson, the school’s athletic director. “His experience and success working with girls at other high schools and in a very successful club program makes for a very promising start next fall.” Ryan has been a coach for over 17 years, coaching both high school and club teams in the area. He served as the Cedar Park Christian head coach for four years,

taking the team from last place to first in a season. He was a girls team assistant at Eastside Catholic and boys team assistant at Archbishop Murphy for seven years. “I coached high school in the past and enjoyed it, so I’ve been looking for the right way to get back into it,” said Ryan. Ryan has also coached for the Crossfire Premier soccer program, leading girls U16 and U11 teams, as well as the U11 development team. He was a Crossfire Academy girls and boys trainer for five years and holds a USSF National B license. Ryan replaces Nicole Nelson, who coached the team for two seasons. Olson said Nelson’s reason for leaving was family related.

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Girls lacrosse falls by one to Lakeside By Megan Managan

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Mercer Island’s Wesley Tomlinson looks for an open teammate during the Islanders home game against Lakeside on Thursday, March 29. The Islanders lost 16-15.

Last week the Mercer Island girls lacrosse team hosted Lakeside, losing 16-15. Despite the loss, the Islanders have had a strong early season, with a 2-2-1 record, sitting in third place in the Alki division. The Islanders started the season with wins over Overlake and Bellevue East, before tying with Bainbridge and losing to Lake Sammamish and Lakeside. Against the Lions, the Islanders were up early in the game by several points, but Lakeside quickly took control of the match and held the advantage going into the second half. The teams battled back and forth during the second half, but Lakeside eventually earned

the win. Dulce Moll had four goals during the game, with three ground balls and a draw control. Teammate Elena Skouras had three goals, while Tyler Sherper added two of her own, earning two draw controls. Madison Blackburn added two goals and an assist, with Saffron Snethen adding another two in the net. Natalie Marques posted one goal with an assist and two draw controls. Tayler Dahlgren posted a goal and three draw controls, while goalie Erika Eagan had 11 saves. The team will take a week off for spring break, but returns to action on Tuesday, April 10, with a match at Snohomish at 7:30 p.m. before traveling to play Tacoma on Thursday, April 12.

Thank You! The Rotary Club of Mercer Island wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to the sponsors, the over 4,600 participants, the volunteers, the very patient and supportive residents of Mercer Island, the City of Mercer Island, Mercer Island Youth & Family Services, the Mercer Island Covenant Church, the Mercer Island Police and Fire Departments, and the WA Colon STARS for helping make the 40th Annual Mercer Island Rotary Half Marathon a resounding success. The funds raised by the event will be used to prevent colon cancer and provide funding for Rotary projects on Mercer Island, in the Greater Seattle Area, and Internationally. Lives will be saved and others will be greatly improved as a result of the effort and support of all involved.


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Lutheran Church EASTER BREAKFAST at 9:00am EASTER WORSHIP CELEBRATION at 10:00am 6001 Island Crest Way | 206-232-1711 www.RedeemerLutheranMI.org

APRIL 1 PALM SUNDAY 8:00 am & 10:00 am

HOLY

APRIL 5 MAUNDY THURSDAY 7:00 pm

WEEK at HOLY TRINITY

Holy Trinity LutheranChurch

8501 SE 40th Street 206.232.3270 www.htlcmi.org

Palm Sunday Worship with Holy Communion & Procession with palms

Maundy Thursday Worship with Holy Communion, Stripping of the Altar

APRIL 6 GOOD FRIDAY 7:00 pm

Good Friday Worship

APRIL 8 EASTER SUNDAY 8:00 am & 10:00 am

Festival Worship with Holy Communion

9:00 am to 11:30 am

Easter Grand Coffee in the Fellowship Hall

Easter Egg Hunts: 9:15 am 9:35 am

Toddlers – Kindergarten

1st – 5th graders

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Emmanuel Episcopal Church Holy Week services:

When Christmas Meets Easter: Easter Services: 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Starting April 15th: The Four GREATEST Things God Ever Did

Mercer Island Covenant Church 3200 78th Ave SE 206-232-1015 www.micc.org

St. Monica Catholic Church 4301 88th AVE SE, Mercer Island, WA

2012 HOLY WEEK Holy Thursday, April 5: (No Morning Mass) 7pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper Transfer of the Most Blessed Sacrament to the Chapel of Repose, with Adoration until midnight in the Family Center. All are welcome. The Perpetual Adoration Chapel will be closed at noon on Holy Thursday until after the Easter Vigil Mass.

Good Friday, April 6: (No Morning Mass)

Stations of the Cross: 11:15am School Living Stations and 3:00pm for Parish Community. 7pm Liturgy with Communion (not Mass)

Good Friday (April 6) Holy Eucharist, Noon Stations of the Cross, 4 p.m.

Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. All persons 14 and older are bound by the law of abstinence; all those 18 but not yet 59 years old are bound by the law of fast.

Saturday (April 7) Easter Vigil, 8:30 p.m.

Easter Vigil, April 7: Mass starts at 8:30pm.

Easter Sunday (April 8) Holy Eucharist, 8 & 10:30 a.m. 4400 86th Ave SE emmanuelmi.org + 206-232-1572

Holy Saturday, April 7: (No morning Mass)

Following the Easter Vigil Mass, which lasts approximately 2.5 hours, there will be a reception I n the Family Center and Gym to welcome those who have joined the Church!

Easter Sunday, April 8: Masses at 8 and 10 am & Noon


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a sign of distinction FEATURED PROPERTIES

Medina Magic

$6,950,000

West side waterfront Evergreen Pt. Unparalleled specifications. Remarkable finishes. Seamless integration of indoor/outdoor pool, spa, views, gardens and urban dynamics. Five bedrooms, eight total baths. Larry Williams 425-445-9870 www.johnlscott.com/lwilliams

WESTSIDE WATERFRONT

$2,490,000

100ft WFT LOT 22,010 sqft Fabulous Views – A Real Entertaining Home & Property – 3+BD Lower Level Bonus Rm Kitchenette & Dance Fl. Betty DeLaurenti 206-232-8600 www.johnlscott.com/49048

Just Listed! 4421 Ferncroft Road

$1,895,000

Normandy Park

$5,750,000

Storied, landmark property of grand scale, iconic stature. Over 180’ of Puget Sound shoreline. Spectacular custom finishes. Media room, wine cellar, games venue, billiards parlor.

Larry Williams 425-445-9870 www.johnlscott.com/39991

Deep Water Moorage

$2,450,000

9651 SE 61st PL- Low bank year ‘round moorage. 3 bedroom 3,680sqft on 21,000+ land lots of updates, 4-car garage, lots of light. Walls of windows.

Craig Hagstrom 206-669-2267 www.johnlscott.com/64382

Stop! We’re Home

$1,889,000

Spectacular home with Lake Washington views! New in 2008 this home is built around the Great Room with soaring ceilings and gleaming hardwoods. Top quality throughout with spacious rooms, entertainment deck with outdoor BBQ, in an estate setting. Tim Conway 206-954-2437 www.johnlscott.com/ 93709

9855 Mercerwood Drive (private lane) Greet the first golden rays of sun over Mt.Rainier, watch its amber glow settle over Lake Washington. Beautifully remodeled 5 Bdrm/3Bth home with 2nd kitchen and guest suite on the lower level. Peaceful Cul de sac home Four Season Garden and dappled views of Lake Washington, Cascades, and Mt Rainer. Frank Ceteznik 206-979-8400 www.johnlscott.com/34544

Redmond Estate

Creekside Craftsman

$1,345,000

3400 260th Ave NE- Redmond 5BD/4.5BA over 5000sqft, is both elegant & comfortable. Located on an estate sized level 1.5 acre lot in the desirable Broadhurst neighborhood. Grand formal entertaining areas combined with a gourmet kitchen & family room accented by walls of windows. Jimmy Pliego 206-240-7160 www.johnlscott.com/87907

$1,283,000

5360 Butterworth Rd. The light filled rooms your desire. 5Bd/3.5 Ba, living room, den, kitchen, casual dining, family room, master suite, rec, exercise, wine cellar, bonus & 2 car garages! Terry & Daphne Donovan 206-713-5240 www.johnlscott.com/91173

The Villa on Forest

$4,850,000

The centerpiece of Mercer Island’s Forest Avenue, the premiere waterfront on the island’s West side. Spectacular finish level. Exacting standards. A focus on longevity. Design balances entertainment, casual living, the waterfront lifestyle.

Larry Williams 425-445-9870 www.johnlscott.com/94794

SUNSATIONAL WATERFRONT

$2,095,000

75’ of summertime bliss awaits you. Best priced wft home on market today! Completely gutted, expanded and remodeled 5 bdrm, 4 bth home with an open floor plan reaches out to the view from all the major rooms. Level yard with lakeside firepit, deck & patio, dock with boat lift. Call Lou 206-948-2591 or Lori 206-9495674.

Martha’s Vineyard on Mercer Island!

$1,829,000

8570 SE 80th Ave. First time open today from 11-2, all are welcome! Come see this CHARMING home tucked away in the lovely “ride your bike” neighborhood of Island Point. The amazing combination of old world craftsmanship and modern floorplan is a very rare home on the island, indeed. Great room and open kit. Slab, stainless, wide planked floors and paned windows. Heated covered back patio, family bedrooms up, main floor guest suite, bonus. This home give Restoration Hardware inspiration. Lou or Lori 206-949-5674

Grand MI Waterfront OPEN SUN 1-4

$3,850,000

4644 E MERCER WAY - Spectacular 1.7 acre waterfront estate. Gracious daylight rambler with view from nearly every room. Street to water. Level lawn of breathtaking scale to water. Larry Williams 425-445-9870 www.johnlscott.com/15888

Dynamic Views

$1,995,000

8455 Ridge Rd, Medina 98039 This recently updated custom home features a main level master suite overlooking the spa, pool, patio and beautifully landscaped grounds.

www.johnlscott.com/97215 206-232-8600

First Hill Finest

$1,799,000

2227 71st SE 2007 custom, “Luxury” is an understatement. High-end finishes throughout, minutes to I90, LID park. Shown by app’mnt. Craig Hagstrom 206-669-2267 www.johnlscott.com/28189

www.johnlscott.com/335544

Don’t miss your chance $1,275,000

663 E Lake Sammamish Shore Lane NE, Sammamish 98074 own on one of the Pacific Northwest’s most gorgeous and sought after lakes. Come build your dream home or update and remodel the current home. This gem boasts spectacular panoramic views, 55 feet of no bank water front and an astounding dock just steps from your large back deck. www.johnlscott.com/68474 206-232-8600

Top of the Line

$1,175,000

Situated in the Reserve near the Golf course, Roomy 4Bdrm/3.25 Bathrms, 4560sqft / 10,464 sqft lot. Family rm/bonus den. Gourmet kitchen. Attention to detail/design! Debbie Constantine 206-853-5262 www.johnlscott.com/82491

Waterfront Season is Approaching

$3,695,000

9022 North Mercer Way. Gorgeous 100+ feet of waterfront, panoramic views, northend location and a studs out remodel in 2004. Award winning design, interiors and landscape. Court ordered bankruptcy sale. The timing is right for an amazing value in this property. Call for an appointment to see today! Lou or Lori 206-949-5674

www.johnlscott.com/23221

Lake View Luxury

$1,950,000

4,350 SQ.FT. of dramatic spaces, extraordinary details & sublime finishes with lake and cities view! Nestled in the arms of Faben Point- a location beyond perfection! Inspired architecture… Fine Craftsman…A crown jewel! Terry & Daphne Donovan 206-713-5240 www.johnlscott.com/29996

Golden Real Estate Opportunity

$1,495,000

9515 NE 1 St, Bellevue 98004 Prime West Bellevue Location, Protected Meydenbauer Bay View, Sought After Neighborhood & Award Winning School District. An exceptional view lot located in the heart of the Meydenbauer Bay Community just blocks from the pulse of Downtown Bellevue. Terry & Daphne Donovan 206-713-5240 www.johnlscott.com/60313

New Price for Shared Waterfront & Moorage

$999,000

NW Contemporary w/lake and Mt views/Plus shared waterfront w/moorage next to property. Lot of parking too. Cindy Verschueren 206-909-4523 www.johnlscott/31199


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CONTACT OUR OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT OUR ON & OFF ISLAND HOME RENTALS 206-232-8600 | 7853 SE 27th Suite 180, Mercer Island | www.JohnLScott.com/MercerIsland

North end Stunner OPEN 11-2 APRIL 4TH

$998,000

8460 se 44th St.- Dramatic spaces w/room for everyone! Vaulted Ceiling, sky lights, spacious kitchen, great location, western exposure. Cindy Verschueren 206-909-4523

Just Listed Pride of Ownership

$925,000

Pleasantly situated on private lane, this totally remodeled home features new kitchen, new baths, new Pella windows & doors, new carpets-the list goes on and on. 5 Br, rec room, flex rooms. Desirable south end neighborhood.

Light and Bright 5619 West Mercer Way

This modern home has large family room off the kitchen creating the perfect complement to the formal areas. Dramatic 2 story entry! Private setting enjoyed from wrap around deck. 4 BR, 2.5 Baths. Near Groveland Beach Park!

Tim Conway 206-954-2437 www.johnlscott.com/ 36198

A Symphony of Views

$624,500

Puget Sound, Whidbey Island, Olympics & spectacular sunsets – A view from every room! 3 Br floor plan has all you need- fresh paint, new carpet, timeless design. Move-in ready! Terry & Daphne Donovan 206-713-5240 www.johnlscott.com/

Watercourse Townhome $565,000

Light & Bright! 3BR, 3.5 BA N’end location on dead-end St. Hardwoods, Gas Fireplace, Private Deck, Secluded setting & sunlight filled! 2 car attached garage & moments to I-90. Move-In ready! Terry and Daphne Donovan 206-713-5240 www.johnlscott.com/34925

WALL OF WINDOWS

Tim Conway 206-954-2437 www.johnlscott.com/25277

$618,000

Wall of Windows, Lite-Brite Views & Hardwood Floors Greet You Upon Entering this Mid-Century Contemporary Home on the N’End of Mercer Island! Close to School, Parks, Town Ctr! 4+Beds 3Baths Update this Gem & Make It YOURS!

Kirkland View

$559,000

Good size one-story very clean and private home convenient to schools, shopping, freeway access and parks. Large fully fenced backyard and attached deep 2-car garage. New furnace in 2007. Dieter Kaetel 206-427-0863 www.johnlscott.com/21768

$599,000

12434 68th NE- Protected West view, lake & Olympics. 1900 + sqft rambler, 2BR 2BA 2FP huge deck, hot tub, AC, Holmes Point neighborhood.

Andrea Pirzio-Biroli/Lauren Fournier 206-930-3456

Great New Price Mercer Island Home or Lease $2300/month

$905,000

Craig Hagstrom 206-669-2267 www.johnlscott.com/88915

36th floor unit in One Lincoln Center. Top quality finishes in this 2 BR 2 bath condo with small den. Expansive views from Seattle to Mt. Rainier! Covered access to Bell Square, Lincoln Plaza and Bellevue Plaza. Spa, pool and exercise room. Tim Conway 206-954-2437 www.johnlscott.com/68878

HUGE LOT low price! Choice S-End

$580,000

7844 SE 72nd- Solid 4BD/2.75BA tri-level w/partial lake & city view. Huge lot Western exposure.

Cindy Verschueren 206-909-4523 www.johnlscott.com/76160

Great Building Opportunity $550,000

4899 Forest Ave SE, New Custom Plans and permit included! Over an acre in a prestigious neighborhood. Owner financing. Call Jean for terms & plans.

Jean Locke 206-898-7899 www.johnlscott.com/20568

Downtown Bellevue $825,000 650 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue

Reduced Mercer Island Home or Lease $2100/month

$529,800

4349 - 92nd Ave SE- Cozy one-level 3 Bedroom /1.5 Baths Rambler with Family Room, Dining room. In a quiet and private location but yet close to Library and High School. Large fenced yard and patio to enjoy Spring and Summer BBQs. Dieter Kaetel 206-427-0863 www.johnlscott.com/96879

Westside View Lot

$750,000

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

Sleek and Sassy NW $575,000 Contemp OPEN 11-2 APRIL 4TH

9511 SE 43rd St – Sleek condo alternative NW cont. with huge entertainment deck, walls of windows, dead end street, Quick commute, privacy! Cindy Verschueren 206-909-4523

SOPHISTICATED SEATTLE CONDO

$249,000

Cosmopolitan Condominiums blt in 2007! Just 4 blocks to Nordstroms and Westlake Mall! 1-Bedroom 1-Bath 719sf. Gourmet Kitchen, Sauna, Hot Tub, Exercise Rm, Tenant Lounge, Rooftop Decks w/ Huge Views & Barbeque! New Listing! Andrea Pirzio-Biroli 206-930-3456 & Lauren Fournier 425-999-6865 www.johnlscott.com/30523

Julia Nordby

Frank Ceteznik

Debbie Constantine

Tim Conway

Betty DeLaurenti

Daphne Donovan

Terry Donovan

Shawn Elings

Mark Eskridge

Lauren Fournier

Lou Glatz

Craig Hagstrom

Helen Hitchcock

Lori Holden

Dieter Kaetel

James Laurie

Jean Locke

Dick Pangallo

Andrea Pirzio-Biroli

Jimmy Pliego

Millie Su

Tony Vedrich

Cindy Verschueren

Petra Walker

Larry Williams

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2012 Summer campS How to pick just the right summer camp for your kids The weather may not say so, but summer is on the way. That means it’s time to think about the right summer camp for your child. There’s probably a summer camp for just about any interest a child may have. But, no one camp or type of camp is right for everyone. Even the summer camp that mom or dad attended as a child may not be

a good fit for their offspring. The camp may have changed over the years, or the child may have different interests than the parents. Just because you enjoyed the experience doesn’t mean your child will. While there’s no easy way to find the best camp for your child, there are some guidelines that will help in the decision process. So, here are some thoughts and suggestions

and activities

from the National Camp Association to help you make the right choice.

Do you want what your child wants? Regardless of the age of your child, it is important that the ultimate selection of a camp accommodate all or some of the needs, interests, goals and expectations of both you and your child. As a parent, you must make an effort to understand what the child wants and why. The best way to find out is to sit down together as a family and consider the following questions:

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Equestrian Camps Mercer Island Saddle Club

Spend a fun-filled week this Summer . . . H Learning horsemanship skills ... Grooming, saddling, riding (arena, trail and fun games) & horse care

H Visit from local veterinarian & farrier H Arts & Crafts, painting & bathing of horses H Horse Show : Last day of camp Ages 6-12 are welcome & all levels will benefit.

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KidsQuest Children’s Museum

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Kids Co. on Mercer Island 2012 Summer Day Camps, June 18th-August 24th Camps at West Mercer Elementary “Voyage to the Center of Summer” K–2nd Grade A rocket ride to destination fun!

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summer camp | FROM 16 you and your child want from a camp.

Type of camp Sleepaway camps provide a summer residential program where campers enjoy daily and evening activities. Depending on the type of program chosen, a camp experience can range anywhere from one week to an entire summer. If you are considering a sleepaway camp, parents should keep a few questions in mind: 1. Is your child ready for a sleepaway experience? 2. What is expected from the camp experience? 3. What type of camp fits best with parent work schedules and family vacation times? 4. What are the total costs of sleepaway camp? Take a moment to consider the type of camp that makes the most sense for your child and try to develop your reasons for those preferences Take a moment to consider the type of camp that makes the most sense for your child and try to develop your reasons for those preferences. After you have gone through your preferences and reasons, make a note of any additional questions or concerns that you still have.

Next, consider cost Nonprofit camps, such as “Y” camps and Federation camps, are less expensive than a private sleepaway. As a parent, you have to make a careful assessment

What size is best? Camps may vary in size from under 100 campers to more than 400. Smaller camps may foster a very special environment where campers and staff really get to know each other, and where individual needs can be quickly met. Large camps are often organized into small units, thus making it possible to receive the same kind of attention offered by a smaller camp. This is a complex issue that will require special attention and investigation. In a good camp there may be little correlation between size and the quality of the total camp experience. If you feel your child requires special attention in an area such as confidence building, it is probably more important to find out how a camp meets that need rather than getting hung up on size. In this regard, you might want to keep these kinds of questions in mind: What do you do to prevent campers from getting lost in the shuffle? Can a below average athlete feel comfortable in trying new things and in working on skills at his or her own pace? What is done to promote a sense of self-worth? The answers to such questions and others will help you identify appropriate camps and as you move toward a final selection.

Check programs and activities As you might imagine, camps have all kinds of program offerings. Some camps may emphasize one activity while others will offer a wide array of programs. Camps in which a camper would devote a majority of his or her time to one activity are often referred to as specialty camps. In these camps, staff and facilities are geared to provide an intensive experience in a single area such as tennis, horseback riding, gymnastics, sailing or wilderness. Naturally, these camps have other facilities and activities that provide campers with additional experiences. A more traditional camp program tends to be broader in terms of what it offers. Most general camps will provide programs in some team sports such as baseball and soccer, individual sports like tennis, and waterfront activities such as swimming and sailing, as well as some outdoor life options in hiking and canoeing. In making a decision about camp, it is vital that you and your child look into the total camp program and that you examine the quality of the staff and facilities available to support that program. Consider these questions: 1. Will the program encourage the child to try new things or things he or she is not skilled in? 2. What is the philosophy regarding competition and the level of competitiveness? 3. Is your child willing

to make a commitment to spending a major portion of the day in one activity or sport? Once you have reached the point where you have begun to compare camp programs, you may want to return to some of these questions. For now, it is appropriate to try to pin down some of the program preferences you and your child have.

Any special needs? There are other special considerations that can come into play, such as weight loss needs, Kosher food, vegetarian, special diet, learning disabled, Attention Deficit Disorder, non-English speaking, or physically disabled.

How to find camps At this stage of the decision process, your central task is to identify those camps that appear promising in terms of meeting your specifications. This is the information gathering part of making a decision. A good source for developing a list of possible camps is National Camp Association’s CampQuest — For Camp Recommendations. You can add to your list in other ways. Perhaps you know other parents who send their children to camp. Get some camp names from them. Also, your child probably has friends who go to camp; you can pursue this source as well. Be aware — the camp that’s right for another child may not be the right one for yours.

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of your family’s financial limitations regarding camp costs. There are several very important calculations. How much would you have to pay to feed, entertain, provide child care and so forth, if your child stays home for all or part of a summer? Second, be sure to estimate the extras that are involved in going to camp. Extras may include a camp uniform, charges for trips, transportation, the cost of visiting the camp, and the extra spending money needed by your child. Finally, remember that a good camp experience can be a long-term investment that will affect many other areas of your child’s life. In other words, don’t be too concerned about saving a couple of hundred dollars over the course of the summer. If your child does not have a good experience, you both will have lost far more than you have saved. Generally, children will attend sleepaway camps from two to eight weeks. Some general camps will offer a one to two-week trial session for younger children and/or first-time campers. Specialty camps may offer a one-week session in a particular sport or activity. One-week sessions, where available, range from $500 to $2,000. Two-week sessions will range in cost from $1,000 to $4,000. Four weeks will cost from $1,700 to $7,000. Full season camps, lasting seven to nine weeks, will range from $3,500 to $11,000. The

cost ranges shown include both general and specialty camps. Costs for each may vary. You should take some time to consider what you can reasonably afford.

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Choosing the best camp The best way to proceed with your comparison and to narrow your choices is to take a careful look at some of the promising camps you have identified. Review the brochures and videos with your child. Then you can choose the ones you’re most interested in and arrange to speak or meet with the camp directors or representatives. Don’t feel self-conscious about asking a lot of questions. A good camp will have paid a lot of attention to these parental concerns and should be eager to respond to them. Be careful not to focus on one area and therefore omit others. For example: a camp’s facilities might be very impressive, but they won’t mean a great deal if the atmosphere is not friendly, or if the staff and program are inadequate. Involve your child in the process. Review your child’s preferences and let your child ask questions, too. Finally, ask for references of families who have had their child attend the camp. Speaking with these families can give you valuable insight about the camp and the families that send their children there. For more information, call 1-800-966-CAMP (2267) or go to www.summercamp.org.

Get outside Registration is open for the Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust’s 2012 Summer ‘Camps in the Greenway.’ Help maintain local creeks and trails while having fun outdoors. Each session meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Early bird special rates end April 15. • June 25-27: Issaquah area trails • July 9-13: Issaquah area trails • July 23-27: Issaquah trails and Mercer Island parks • July 30-Aug. 3: Issaquah trails and Mercer Island parks • Aug. 13-17: Issaquah trails and Bellevue parks Our weeklong ecological restoration and trail maintenance camps are specially designed for teens. Visit www.mtsgreenway.org for more information.


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Islander’s Terra Bella shop full of European charm

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ercer Island want to stay all day. resident Nancy Nancy’s personality, Meade has coupled with wanting to the most wonderful and help you find that perthought-out accessory and fect something for yourhome shop in Bellevue on self or someone else, can Old Main Street, rightfully also keep you lingering named Terra Bella. throughout your day. Her store represents the There is the tiniest of old European store rooms, charm with the and one modern touch of On Food always wontoday’s lifestyles. ders what Her collection else is hiding of European behind that tablecloths and half-closed napkins married door. The with the contemFrench table porary artists of lines scream today is a beautito have this ful blend of tra- Lisa Katsman wonderful ditional, classical dinner party and contemporary. or fun-filled picnic engagFrom the moment you ing family and friends. open the front door, you The serving utensils that are greeted with the most she carries are full of life wonderful use of your and could and do carry senses. Your eyes gaze lov- over to their own interestingly at all the beautiful ing story about the artitems. Your nose smells ist who designed them or the magnificent scents how they will be used. One that linger in the air from detail I did notice is that the 100 percent sox waxed Nancy enjoys color, texcandles, to the touch of all ture and comfort. the fine textured materials There is something in in the shop. What grasps this shop for everyone. your taste buds is the array Many of Nancy’s items are of tapas spreads that are not duplicated in other available. shops across town. Many Having a lively con- times when I wander into versation with Nancy or the shop just to say hello, one of her employees and I often find myself purusing your senses in such chasing gifts for friends, a small space makes one remembering to always

leave with a little something for myself. Speaking of the uniqueness of her shop, Nancy’s son, Mitchell, inspired me this month to write about his love for the kitchen. Mitchell, only 13 years of age, just had his Bar Mitzvah. He is an avid sports fan, Boy Scout and chef. For his Bar Mitzvah service, he made his own six-braided challah from scratch. This is not easy to do.

Braided Challah (From “Beni’s Family Cookbook,” by Jane Breskin Zalben) 2 packages dry yeast Pinch of sugar 3 large eggs 1 egg white (reserve egg yolk) 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2/3 cup honey 8 cups unbleached white flour (plus extra for kneading) Sesame or poppy seeds (optional) 1. Dissolve cups of warm 110 degrees). Stir. Set aside at room temp

yeast in 2 water (105Add sugar. 10 minutes until liquid

foams. 2. Beat eggs and egg white. Add salt, oil and honey to mixture. Continue to beat. 3. Put flour in a large bowl. Make a well in the center. Gradually add yeast mixture to flour, stirring center with a wooden spoon until absorbed. Stir in liquid from Step 2. 4. Knead dough by hand. Sprinkle lightly with flour if dough is sticky. 5. Place dough in large bowl. Cover with a dish towel and leave near a warm spot until dough has doubled in size, about 2 hours. 6. Punch dough down and knead. 7. Divide dough into two halves. Divide each half into two pieces — one about one-third of the dough; the other, twothirds. Form each large piece into three 12-inch ropes. Braid ropes. Pinch ends of ropes together. 8. Shape each smaller piece into three 10-inch ropes. Braid. Place on top of larger braids. Press braids together at the ends to seal. 9. Mix reserved egg yolk with 1 teaspoon cold water. Brush on loaves to glaze. 10. Sprinkle sesame or poppy seeds. 11. Let braided dough rise uncovered for 1 hour. Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown (not convection bake). Yield: 2 loaves for the traditional Shabbat meal.

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Girls golf extends winning streak, prepares for tough spring ahead By Megan Managan

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While it hasn’t been the best — or even remotely close to good — golfing weather this spring, the Mercer Island girls team has still been out playing and practicing, hoping that someday it won’t rain on them. “It’s going really well, actually,” said Haley Chinn, a captain this season. “Our freshmen and underclassmen are improving all the time. They are a great contribution to the team.” The team, which has extended its winning streak to 47 dual matches, with three wins so far this spring, has a large group of

younger players. “This team has outstanding leadership,” said head coach Don Papasedero. “The three captains are very good. We’re also a very young team. We have 12 freshmen and sophomores — they are very good, but they’ll have to grow up fast and play very well.” The team has a very tough schedule ahead of it, playing top teams from WesCo, South Puget Sound League and even the reigning 4A champs Lewis and Clark in Spokane. “I’m really excited to play them,” said captain Chelsea Saelee. The team hopes this

Sports brief Dragons baseball team wins Pasco tournament The Dragons U13 base-

ball team won a tournament in Pasco last weekend. The Gathering tournament, which features mostly Eastern Washington teams, gave the Dragons another

year to add more KingCo, SeaKing titles and another state title to the list of accomplishments, but the No. 1 goal this season is increasing team unity and bonding. “We’re working on bringing the team together and making sure that everyone is having fun,” said Chinn. Since the seniors were freshmen the Islanders have skyrocketed, something the captains hope they will be able to continue.

[more-online www.MI-Reporter.com chance to play top teams. The local team won all four of its games, taking the title game 11-6. The team includes Islanders: Brady Fritz, Eric Dreyer, Justin Myers, Luke Boxsem and Scott Ramseyer.

By the numbers Girls lacrosse Tuesday, March 27 Lake Sammamish 11, MI 8 Lake Sammamish – 11 Mercer island – 8 Mercer Island – Dulce Moll 3 goals, 1 assist; Natalie Marques 2 goals, 1 ground ball, 1 forced turnover; Madison Blackburn 1 goal, 1 draw control; Tyler Sherper 1 goal, 2 ground balls, 1 draw control; Saffron Snethen 1 goal, 4 draw controls; Erika Eagan 10 saves. Thursday, March 29 Lakeside 16, Mercer Island 15 Lakeside – 16 Mercer island – 15 Mercer Island – Dulce Moll 4 goals, ground balls, 1 draw control; Elena Skouras 3 goals, 1 ground ball, 1 draw control; Tyler Sherper 2 goals, 2 draw controls; Madison Blackburn 2 goals, 1 assist, 1 draw control; Saffron Snethen 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 ground balls, 5 draw controls; Natalie Marques 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 draw controls; Tayler Dahlgren 1 goal, 3 draw controls; Erika Eagan 11 saves.

Fastpitch Monday, March 26 Lake Washington 14, MI 3 Lake Washington – 3 0 3 5 3 – 14 13 0 Mercer Island – 0 1 0 0 2 – 3 2 4 Mercer Island – No scoring information available. Wednesday, March 28 Interlake 8, Mercer Island 0 Interlake – 6 2 0 0 0 0 x – 8 14 3 Mercer Island – 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 43 Mercer Island – No scoring information available.

Boys soccer Friday, March 30 Mercer Island 6, Bellevue 0 Mercer Island – Sam Miller shutout; Jake Michael (Alberto Perez) 10:00; Peter Clark (Jordan Morris) 12:00; Jordan Morris (un) 17:00; Jordan Morris (Alex Wood) 3:00; Jake Michael (Jordan Morris) 51:00: Jake Michael (Jordan Morris) 72:00.

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Mercer Island 5, Bellarmine Prep 2 Singles – Sophia Gage beat Emily Carter 6-2, 6-0; Gabi Venditti beat Lucy Meski 6-1, 6-0; Melanie Lee beat Shelby Hopkins 6-1, 6-0; Carissa Ham beat Tino Jekeramaya 6-4, 6-0. Doubles – Lydia Venditti-Caroline Dillon beat Meesha Sundarum-Ashley Yates 6-3, 6-2; Kennedy Takihara-Kelly Titus (BP) beat Kajal Tiwary-Sarah Kahan 6-7, 7-5, 6-3; Maddie ParadiseMegan Yates (BP) beat Erin CrandallJulia Glick 6-4, 7-5. Tuesday, March 27 Mercer Island 6, Sammamish 0 Singles – Lydia Venditti beat Lydia Rebrik 6-0, 6-0; Melanie Lee beat Marine LeJonk 6-0, 6-1; Carissa Ham beat Elizabeth Kismenko 6-0, 6-0; Caroline Dillon beat Ella Kismenko 6-0, 6-2. Doubles – Sophia Gage-Gabby Venditti beat Sarah Baker-Demeri Horton 6-0, 6-1; Ashley Larson-Erin Crandall beat Ashley Wall-Maha Ghandour 6-0, 6-3; Julia Glick-Kajal Tiwary led Helen Yang-Tina Lin 4-2 (suspended by rain).

Girls golf Monday, March 26 Mercer Island 219, Liberty 236 Mercer Island – 1. Chelsea Saelee 36, 2. Jolie Shen 41, 3. Krysta Dawson (Liberty) 42, 4. Alex Duvall 45, 5. Jacqueline Bendrick 46.

Track & Field Thursday, March 29 Mercer Island vs. Liberty, Bellevue Team results – Boys - 1. Liberty 79; 2. Bellevue 51; 3. Mercer Island 39. Girls - 1. Liberty 100; 2. Mercer Island 51.5; 3. Bellevue 22.5. Boys results – 100 meters - 2. Nicholas Sinclair 11.35, 5. Risley Lesko 11.63, 7. Ethan Vu 11.75, 12. Tim Ong 12.68; 200 meters - 3. Jeffery Lindquist 23.19, 4. Risley Lesko 24.16, 5. Nicholas Sinclair 24.60, 8. Luke Bohlinger 26.10; 400 meters - 3. Joshua Wong 57.78, Dylan Lesko 57.88, 6. Luke Bohlinger 1:01.04, 7. Benjamin Shanafelt 1:08.84; 800 meters - 2. Eric Schulz 2:06.32; 1,600 meters - 6. Nathan Cummings 4:45.80, 7. Daniel Mayer 4:49.52, 8. Kyle Weiss 4:51.79;

110 meter hurdles - 1. John Gallagher 18.53, 3. Espen Platou 18.80, 7. Max Tilden 20.63, 9. Greyson Weltyk 21.03, 10. Daniel McKnight 21.30; 300 meter hurdles - 3. Espen Platou 48.43, 4. Max Tilden 49.83, 6. Greyson Weltyk 50.79, 7. John Gallagher 52.50, 8. Daniel McKnight 55.18; 4x100 relay - 2. Nicholas Sinclair, Joshua Wong, Risley Lesko, Jeffery Lindquist 44.10; 4x400 relay - 2. John Gallagher, Max Tilden, Travis Gallatin, Kyle Baska 4:23.70; Shot put - 6. Nolan Conway 34’5, 7. Ken Ng 30’11, 8. Sahir Noorani 29’02; Discus - 3. Peter Brockway 108’05, 7. en Ng 95’09, 9. Sahir Noorani 95’03; Javelin - 5. Peter Brockway 145’11, 7. Ken Ng 125’04; High jump - 2. Jeffery Lindquist 5’08, 6. Greyson Weltyk 5’04, 7. Espen Platou 5’02, 8. Ken Ng 5’02, 9. David Woolston 5’00; Long jump - 2. Risley Lesko 19’06.5, 4. Nicholas Sinclair 18’7.5, 8. Travis Gallatin 13’11, 9. Charlemagne Ewing 13’1.75, 10. Justin Boynes 12’04; Triple jump - 3. Espen Platou 35’2. Girls results – 100 meters - 4. Adrienne Emick 14.21, 5. Latrevian Saunders 14.22, 7. Joelle Antilla 14.38, 10. Emily Lightfoot 14.52; 200 meters - 2. Sarah Bjarnason 27.84, 4. Lauren Emick 28.55; 400 meters - 2. Lauren Emick 1:05.92, 5. Isabella Bernal 1:11.02, 6. Emma Graham 1:12.46; 800 meters - 3. Alida Scalzo 2:30.71, 6. Megan Guedel 3:08.19; 1,600 meters - 3. Alida Scalzo 5:30.20, 7. Sarah Bjarnason 5:54.76; 3,200 meters - 3. Laura Brindley 12:28.24, 4. Linden Elggren 12:34.32; 100 meter hurdles - 3. Michele Day 19.08, 4. Shannon Cavanaugh 19.64, 6. McKenzie Krause 20.23, 7. Marissa Tuttle-Roache 20.89, 8. Linden Elggren 21.40; 300 meter hurdles - 2. Michele Day 54.26, 4. Marissa Tuttle-Roache 56.60, 7. Shannon Cavanaugh 1:00.29; 4x100 relay - 3. Mercer Island 1:01.11; 4x200 relay - 2. Latrevian Saunders, Emily Lightfoot, Lauren Emick, Marissa Tuttle-Roache 1:57.63; Shot put - 3. Christina Doctor 24’04, 4. Katherine Hendrickson 24’03; Discus - 1. Carly Andersen 95’09, 3. Christina Doctor 61’03, 4. Gina So 43’02, 5. Cyrena Johnson 40’02; Javelin - 1. Carly Andersen 111’11, 5. Cyrena Johnson 49’05; High jump - 1. Arianna Alpi 4’06, 2. Emily Lightfoot 4’04, 3. Joelle Antilla 4’02, 5. Shannon Cavanaugh 4’02; Long jump 4. Latrevian Saunders 12’11.

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Wednesday | 4 Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., April 4,

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Speaker: Jane Meyer-Brahm. Topic: “Unhistory of Mercer Island,” the results of past ideas if they had panned out. The public is welcome. Bob Simonds: (206) 2362190.

Thursday | 5 MIVAL Meeting & Demonstration: 12-2 p.m.,

April 5, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. MIVAL presents Barbara Benedetti Newton, demonstrating pastel painting. All are welcome. www.barbaranewton.net.

MIVAL Treasures in Miniature Show: opens April 5.

Opening reception: 5-8 p.m. MIVAL seeks artists to enter and show their unique artworks. People’s Choice

$200 award will be given. Gallery hours: 12-6 p.m., Thursday through Saturday; 12-4 p.m., Sunday. Contact: Sandra Parsons, (425) 4453771.

Saturday | 7 Spring Eggs-travaganza! Lil’ Ones Egg Hunt: 5 p.m., April

7, Mercerdale Park. For ages 1-6. Bring a basket and hunt for goodies — eggs, candy and prizes. Find a golden egg for an “eggstra” special surprise. A separate section will be reserved for children ages 1 to 3. Please, no children over age 6, and no parents on the field. Flashlight Egg Hunt: 8:30 p.m., April 7, Mercerdale Park. For older kids ages 7-10. Bring your flashlight and a basket. Lots of eggs, candy and prizes for everyone. Find the golden egg during the Eggs-travaganza for an “eggstra” special surprise. No parents on the field.

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Tuesday | 10 Mercer Island Women's Club General Meeting and Luncheon: 11 a.m., April 10,

Seattle Yacht Club, 1807 E. Hamlin St., Seattle, 98112. Guest speaker: Roseanne Olson, award-winning portrait photographer. Presentation title: “This Is Who I Am.” Reservations required. Lunch tickets: $25. Contact Betsy Wiecks, bwiecks@comcast.net, to attend.

Upcoming Mercer Island Historical Society Meeting: 1 p.m.,

April 16, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Topic: “When Do You Know It’s Time?” A discussion about when it’s time for seniors to move. Speaker: Betsy Zuber, Mercer Island Youth & Family Services. (206) 2326187, www.mihistory.org. Senior Adult Tulip Festival:

9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., April 20, carpool from Mercer Island Community and Event Center lobby, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. 29th annual Tulip Festival in the Skagit Valley. Bring your camera. Visit Roozengaarde gardens and gift shop, and have lunch in LaConner. Lunch is on your own. Fee: $16. Leap for Green Family Fair:

“The Food Edition,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 21, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Features indoor/outdoor activities, fresh food. Bring your own water bottle for water at site, and a nonperishable food item for the

Passover Events This year, Passover begins at sundown on Friday, April 6, and ends Saturday, April 14. The Passover Seder recreates the story of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt. The Stroum Jewish Community Center is offering various events to celebrate the holiday. For details, go to www.sjcc.org. SJCC Family Seder: 4-5 p.m., April 9, Seattle Jewish Community School, 12351 8th Ave. N.E., Seattle, 98125. For families with children ages 5 and under. Both the SJCC Seattle and Mercer Island campuses can join together for an

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A stream at Calkins Landing flows into Lake Washington during an early spring day. YFS Food Pantry. Presented by City of Mercer Island and Island Vision. (206) 2757609, www.mercergov.org/ leapforgreen. An Evening of Kosher Wine Appreciation & Tasting: 7-9

p.m., April 22, Northwest Yeshiva High School, 5017 90th Ave. S.E. A fundraiser for the Morrie Buttnick Fund for Child and Adult Torah Education. The community is welcome. Snacks provided. RSVP to (206) 232-1919 or email eppi41@aol.com. Cost per person: $25. evening of singing, storytelling, art projects and more. Fee for admission. Deadline to register: 5 p.m., April 6. Matzoh Roca Cooking Class:

4-5 p.m., April 10, SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Kindergarten through fifth grade. Second annual Matzoh Roca cooking class with Coach Katie. Fee for admission.

Passover Iron Chef for Middle Schoolers: Matzoh

Pizza, 7-9 p.m., April 11, SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Grades 6-8. Contest to create the best Matzoh pizza. A panel of judges will decide the winner. Fee for admission. Chocolate Family Seder: 5-6 p.m., April 12, SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. K-5th. A

Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State Lectures: “Breaking Through

Brick Walls,” by Michael Goldstein; “Researching Israeli Resources From Your Couch,” by Daniel Horowitz, 7 p.m., April 23, Stroum Jewish Community Center Auditorium, 3801 East Mercer Way. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Members: free. Nonmembers: $5. www. jgsws.org. Cascade Lodge Sons of Norway Potluck & Meeting:

6:30 p.m., April 24, Mercer

traditional Passover Seder. Everything will be made with chocolate. Fee for admission. From Slavery to Freedom, From Matzoh to Matzoh Roca: 1:30-2:30 p.m., April

12, SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. For seniors age 55 and up. Sample kosher for Passover desserts. Fee for admission.

Breaking Bread at the J:

7-9 p.m., April 14, SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. For all ages. Come and eat chametz. Meet in the auditorium for pizza, pasta, garlic bread and a starch laden dessert. There will be a short Havdallah ceremony to officially end Shabbat and say goodbye to another Passover. Preregister at www.sjcc.org.

Island United Methodist Church, 7070 S.E. 24th Street. Interested in things Nordic and NordicAmerican? Obert Ronnestad will present the history and the role of Alaska’s Waterfall Fish Cannery in the fishing industry. Contact: (425) 9577692. French Conversation Evening: 7-9 p.m., April 24,

Brennan residence, Mercer Island. An informal evening for anybody who wants to improve his/her French. Sponsor: Mercer Island Sister City Association. There’s no format or agenda; the only “rule” is to speak French. All levels are welcome. Call for address and directions: Beth, 2327650, or Monica, 232-2983. Natalya Ageyeva Concert:

7:30 p.m., April 27, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Pianist Natalya Ageyeva performs works of romantic composers. Freewill offering. The public is invited. Contact: Sue Sherwood, 236-0740, or MIPC, 232-5595. MIHS Class of 1962 Reunion:

July 28, Broadmoor Golf & Country Club. Celebrating 50 years. Spouses invited. Cost: $80 per person by May 15. RSVP to Charlie Burdell at (206) 442-1684 or burdell@jdrllc.com, or send check to MIHS Reunion, 1425 4th Avenue #300, Seattle, Wash., 98101.


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2012 Rotary Run results By Reporter Staff

The 40th annual Mercer Island Rotary Run was held on Sunday, March 25. Over 4,500 participated. Here are the top 25 Mercer Island finishers for the races, along with the oldest and youngest male and female in each.

Half marathon run Eddie Switaj Aaron Koopman Sean Sigmon Sam Bliss Marcus Vizzutti Stu Harris Jorge Cervantes Brenton Roberts Dan Sommerfield Chris Hughes Robert Paek Michael Wampold Darren Schwartz Nile Clarke Jeff Blumenthal Timothy Steege Bernardo H. Prado Raymond Greutert Richard Aylen Lauren Knebel Wasif Rasheed Matt Shobe Macken Bennet Kathleen Karch Annie Vu

27 46 45 20 24 48 43 25 40 40 45 42 39 37 41 58 46 52 44 18 41 42 21 30 47

1:2a4:04 1:26:33 1:27:52 1:33:08 1:34:24 1:34:33 1:35:52 1:36:29 1:36:55 1:36:57 1:38:08 1:38:36 1:40:22 1:40:40 1:41:54 1:42:00 1:42:08 1:42:27 1:42:30 1:43:24 1:44:44 1:45:06 1:45:07 1:45:10 1:46:04

10 18

2:08.21 1:43.24

Youngest Kemper Micheau Lauren Knebel

Oldest Tom Alberts Lonnie Rosewwaid

69 56

1:53.40 2:06.48

Half marathon walk Jeff Besecker

33

1:59:06

Rachel Knebel 43 Nancy Lorusso 48 Sara Crawford 44 Greg Asimakoupoulos 59 Cadolyn Pirak 41 Kathy Berhan 46 John Tomlinson 55 Cindy Baker 48 Lynda Hamilton 45 Julie Garwood 60 Bob Rowe 73 Michelle Prock 59 Allegra Condiotty 22 Sandy Condiotty 53 Gretel Stolzman 42 Julie Montgomery 45 Leasa Mayer 52 Susie Harrington 55 Leslie Ferrell 52 Renee Christenson 55 Deanne Jurkovich 57 Miriam Finch 44 Emily Wion 38 Elizabeth Cross Nichol 53

1:59:07 2:35:34 2:51:29 2:56:38 2:58:37 2:58:38 3:05:17 3:07:24 3:07:25 3:13:09 3:13:25 3:18:32 3:27:03 3:27:04 3:27:45 3:28:05 3:28:10 3:28:10 3:28:11 3:29:26 3:29:26 3:29:53 3:29:53 3:35:44

Youngest Allegra Condiotty Jeff Besecker

22 33

3:27.03 1:59.06

Peter Baird 77 Roberta Lewandowski 65

3:21.19 3:37.45

Oldest

10k Scott Sedlik 46 Tim Punke 41 Dave Baker 50 Jake Jenkins 14 Chris Woerner Chad Baker 38 JenniferMcPherson 41 Jamie Landefeld 17 Kevin Baker 11 Michael Bower 17 Annie Ritcey 12 Dj Brooks 52 David Choi 53 Elly McMillan 14 Ethan Bernstein 42 Corrie Yackulic 54 Steve Hamilton 41 Erica Becker 30

41:59 43:43 44:22 44:56 46:27 46:38 46:39 46:54 47:16 47:56 48:03 48:04 48:27 48:48 49:05 49:28 49:37 49:46

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44 52 44 43 46 29 31

49:56 50:27 50:53\ 50:56 51:07 51:29 51:36

10 11

57:25 1:14.34

70 58

58:51 1:07.15

Terry Robinson 38 Mallory Phillips 12 Lisa Nordstrom 41 Natalie Marques 17 Karsten Mullins 10 Adrienne Suhm 15 Joe Campagna 34 Jessica Ryan 32 Susie Rosenstein 50 Joey Duffie 9 43 Steve Galando John Monahan 39 Holly Ginsberg 41 Christina Crow 9 Patrick Duffie 11 Kendall Riley 12 Nikki Helmer 45 Dan Riley 48 Jennifer Keough 35 Samuel Peterson 16 Bub Seider 55 Natalie Weaver 14 Sam Bailey 11 Tom Bailey 43 Andrea Hatsukami

18:19 21:46 22:25 22:27 22:42 22:47 23:21 23:43 23:48 23:48 24:31 24:32 24:43 24:46 24:53 25:11 25:57 26:05 26:09 26:24 26:29 26:39 26:48 26:48 26:52

Youngest Alexander Kruus Mithril Hugunin

Oldest Yohji Kameoka Kerry Oldenburg

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Youngest Amelie Schmid Ashwin Raman

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1:00.30 40:34

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33:48 54:35

Oldest Dell King Shari Ruvkun


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

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-SHORT SALE$319,900 Great investor opportunity! 3BR/1BA units. Zoned NC2-40, great development potential. Conceptual drawings/ plans available for purchase. #334787 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

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Building Site $498,000 Partial lk view lot, small subdivision 5 lots, up pvt road off E Mercer. Backs to conser vancy Tract. Road, utilities in along paved access. Cleared for viewing! #83516 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

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Moses Lake $1,941,000 Lvl 12.73ac w/easy access, all roads & infrastr ucture complete to site. Additional parcels available. #311248 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Off Island

Off Island

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

Off Island

-SHORT SALE$249,900 Great investor opportunity! Currently rented, but has great development potential. Split zoned SFR/C. Conceptual drawings/ plans available for purchase. #331221 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

-SHORT SALE$349,900 Great investor opportunity! Currently rented, but has great development potential. Conceptual drawings/plans available for purchase. #331213 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

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Vacant Land

Gig Harbor lot $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

Vacant Land

Moses Lake $2,536,000 84.5ac lvl industrial parcel at Grant County Airport. Lot line adjustment possible, utilities on site or in street. #311135 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Northstar Gem! $725,000 Wonderful Steuben model, 5BR/3.5BA, fully finished lower lvl, MIL/Nanny? 3 car tandem garage, stainless kit, tile island, gas cooktop, garden space. #320687 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

-SHORT SALE$274,900 Great investor opportunity! Zoned C-140 w/great development potential. Conceptual drawings and plans available for purchase. #334912 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

-SHORT SALE$374,900 Great investor opportunity! Currently rented, but has great development potential. Conceptual drawings/ plans available for purchase. #334619 James R. Shute 206230-5421

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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

Vacant Land

Moses Lake $27,725,000 2 8 3 + a c r e s d eve l o p ment. Close to airport & business park, par tial agriculture. Utilities close or in street. Adjacent parcels available. #311388 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Off Island

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-SHORT SALE$409,900 You must see this amazing 3-Level home! Custom built home features 3 full kitchens on every floor, 3 full baths w/laundry closets, 3BR, 3 fplcs. #334934 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

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Moses Lake $10,969,000 1 4 0 . 9 a c d eve l o p m e n t parcel. Close to airport & a d j a c e n t t o bu s i n e s s park, partial ag. Utilities close or in street, additional parcels available. #311374 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

Off Island

-SHORT SALE$299,900 Great investor opportunity! Currently rented, but has great development potential. L3 zoned. Conceptual drawings/plans available for purchase. #334884 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

Vacant Land

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Moses Lake $1,160,000 7.6ac parcel, level w/easy access. All roads and infrastructure complete to site, adjacent parcels also available. #311242 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Private 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

Off Island

Off Island

-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 R. Shute 206-230-5421

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, 2640 sf, 2car gar. #325141 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

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-SHORT SALE$299,900 Great property with cash flow potential. Basement mother in law is fully functioning 2BR/1BA rental unit. New hdwds i n m a i n h o u s e. C a n ’ t beat this price! #327057 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

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 hm! #202964 Cathy Humphries 206-300-6142

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SUN VALLEY CONDO, on golf course. 2 BR, 2BA, all amenities. Tennis and Pool. Book now for Spring and Summer! Special, $115/night. (206)650-5572. REPORTER Sound Publishing, Inc. is looking for a Reporter at the Kirkland Reporter office. The Kirkland Reporter is an award-winn i n g p u bl i c a t i o n t h a t specializes in coverage of community news and activities. This is a TEMPORARY position (approximately 8-10 weeks), beginning lateAugust. The ideal candidate will be expected: to take photographs to illustrate stories and must be comfortable using a digital camera, to shoot and edit videos for the web, to blog and Twitter. M u s t h a v e ex c e l l e n t communication and organizational skills, and be able to work effectively in a deadline-driven environment. Minimum of one year of previous newspaper experience is required. Some evenings and occasional weekends may also be required. Sound Publishing, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is Washington’s largest private, independent newspaper co mpa ny. O ur b roa d household distribution blankets the entire Greater Puget Sound region, extending nor thwa r d f r o m S e a t t l e t o Canada, south to Salem, Oregon, and westward to the Pacific Ocean. If you have a passion for community news reporting, please email your cover letter and resume to:

Residential Lot $498,000 Partial lk view lot, small subdivision of 5 lots, up PNWHomeFinder.com pvt road off E Mercer. Road, utilities in along is an online real estate paved access, recorded community that maintenance agrmt. Surexposes your profile vey avail. #83519 Lindy Weathers and listings to two hreast@soundpublishing.com 206-920-8842 or mail to: million readers from Sound Publishing, Inc., our many publications 19426 68th Avenue S., in the Pacific Northwest. Kent, WA 98032 ATTN: HR/KIRK Log on to join our No calls or personal network today. visits please.

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Sound Publishing, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Customer Service Clerk in our Circulation depar tment. This position is 32 hrs/wk and will be based out of our K i r k l a n d o f f i c e. T h e ideal candidate will demonstrate strong customer service, organizational, and data entr y skills. Must be team-oriented, but have the ability to w o r k i n d e p e n d e n t l y. Must also possess working knowledge of MS Excel and Word programs. Candidate will need to be able handle multi-faceted priorities in a deadline-or iented environm e n t a n d b e a bl e t o perform clerical and data entr y tasks, including use of basic office equipment. if you would like to be part of an energetic and professional customer service team, then please email us your cover letter and resume to: hreast@soundpublishing.com

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Reach the readers the dailies miss. Call 800-388-2527 today to place your ad in the Classifieds. Advertising Sales Consultant Sound Publishing, Inc. has an immediate opening for an Adver tising Sales Consultant at the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter. This position is based out of our Factoria office, just off I-90. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, both written and oral, and excel in dealing with internal as well as external contacts on a day-to-day b a s i s. C a n d i d a t e w i l l need to have an exceptional sales background and print media experience is a definite asset. Must be computer-proficient at Word, Excel, and utilizing the Internet. Position requires use of personal cell phone and vehicle, possession of valid WA State Driver’s License and proof of active vehicle insurance. Compensation includes a base plus commission and an excellent group benefits program. EOE Sound Publishing, Inc. is Washington’s largest private, independent newspa per com pany. Ou r broad household distribution blankets the entire Greater Puget Sound region, extending northward from Seattle to Canada, south to Salem, Oregon, and westwa r d t o t h e Pa c i f i c Ocean. If you thrive on calling on new, active or inactive accounts both in p e r s o n a n d o ve r t h e phone; if you have the ability to think outside the box, are customerdriven, success-oriented, self-motivated, well organized and would like to be part of a highly energized, competitive and professional sales team, we want to hear from you! No calls or personal visits please. Please email your cover letter and resume to: hreast@soundpublishing.com

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The Bainbridge Island Review, a weekly community newspaper located in western Washington state, is accepting applications for a parttime general assignment Reporter. The ideal candidate will have solid reporting and writing skills, have up-to-date knowledge of the AP Stylebook, be able to shoot photos and video, be able to use InDesign, and contribute to staff blogs and Web updates. We offer vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays. If you have a passion for community news reporting and a desire to work in an ambitious, dyn a m i c n ew s r o o m , we want to hear from you. E.O.E. Email your resume, cover letter and up to 5 non-returnable writing, photo and video samples to hr@soundpublishing.com Or mail to BIRREP/HR Dept., Sound Publishing, 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 106, Poulsbo, WA 98370.

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER The Bellevue Reporter is seeking a general assignment reporter with writing experience and photography skills. Primary coverage will be arts/entertainment, Bellevue public schools, general assignment stories and The Scene magazine. As a reporter for Sound Publishing, you will be expected: * to take photographs of the stories you cover by using a digital camera; * to post on the Bellevue Reporter web site; * to blog and use Twitter on the web; * to be able to use InDesign to layout pages * to shoot and edit videos for the web; The most highly valued traits are: * to be committed to community jour nalism a n d va l u e eve r y t h i n g from shor t, br ief-type stories about people and events to examining issues facing the community; * to be inquisitive and resourceful in the coverage of assigned beats; * to be comfortable producing five bylined stories a week; * the ability to write stories that are tight and to the point; * to be a motivated selfstarter; * to be able to establish a rapport with the community. A t l e a s t o n e ye a r o f newspaper experience is required. Some evening work is required. Also, staff members work a Saturday shift on a rotating basis, cover ing a wide variety of stories, including those not on their beats. Position requires use of personal vehicle, possession of valid WA State Driver’s License and proof of active vehicle insurance. Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive benefits packa g e, i n c l u d i n g h e a l t h insurance, 401K, paid vacation, holidays, and a great work environment. Please email your cover letter and resume to:

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OFF ISLAND North Bend land

$150,000 Rainier Valley

12.9 wooded ac just off I-90 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

VACANT LAND

$300,000 u Bainbridge Isl

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

$599,000 Hoquiam lot

One of 3 NEW construction homes located just blocks from the ferry & town. 4BR/2.5BA, 2893sf. Main flr office + bonus rm. Granite, hdwds, stainless. Michele Schuler 206-992-2013

-SHORT SALE-

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

Commercial

2010 Camwest 2 story w/Bsmt. 5BR/3.5BA w/upgrades galore. Granite, stainless appliances, hardwoods throughout main floor. Lot backs to greenbelt w/fenced yard Michele Schuler 206-992-2013

$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

finished lower lvl, MIL/Nanny? 3 car tandem garage, stainless kit, tile island, gas cooktop, garden space. #320687 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Tam O’Shanter

rented, but has great development potential. Conceptual drawings/ plans available for purchase. #334619 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

$249,900 Moses Lake

Great investor opportunity! Currently rented, but has great development potential. L3 zoned. Conceptual drawings/ plans available for purchase. #334649 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

$400,000

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

$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, 2640 sf, 2-car gar. #325141 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

-SHORT SALE$374,900 $249,900 u Great investor opportunity! Currently Moses Lake

Great investor opportunity! Currently rented, but has great development potential. Split zoned SFR/C. Conceptual drawings/ plans available for purchase. #331221 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

u -SHORT SALE-

rented, but has great development potential. Conceptual drawings/plans available for purchase. #331213 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

$214,900 Moses Lake

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

-SHORT SALE-

Great investor opportunity! 3BR/1BA units. Zoned NC2-40, great development potential. Conceptual drawings/ plans available for purchase. #334787 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

$679,000

$725,000 SALE$349,900 Northstar Gem! $190,000 -SHORT Great investor opportunity! Currently Wonderful Steuben model, 5BR/3.5BA, fully

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

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$319,900 u Lakemont cutie

$875,000

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

200’ Wft

$895,000

Miller Bay/Indianola. Gated property on 1.8+ac w/200’ of wft. 2008 construction; 4BR/3.5BA w/detached garage. Pottery barn perfect! #327450 Michele Schuler 206-992-2013

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-SHORT SALE$274,900 u You must see this amazing

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-SHORT SALE$419,900 $274,900 u Great investor opportunity! Currently

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$299,900

Great investor opportunity! Currently rented, but has great development potential. L3 zoned. Conceptual drawings/plans available for purchase. #334884 James R. Shute 206-230-5421 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING

rented, but has great development potential. Conceptual drawings/ plans available for purchase. #334923 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

$299,900 Moses Lake

Great property with cash flow potential. Basement mother in law is fully functioning 2BR/1BA rental unit. New hdwds in main house. Can’t beat this price! #327057 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

u -SHORT SALE-

$409,900

3-Level home! Custom built home features 3 full kitchens on every floor, 3 full baths w/laundry closets, 3BR, 3 fplcs. #334934 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

$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

Bainbridge Isl

$581,950

Newer 3720SF traditional situated on 2.5ac, just blocks from town w/great flrplan. Graciously sized rooms: 4BR + bonus, 2.5BA, circular drive. #301242 Michele Schuler 206-992-2013

Bellingham Comm $900,000

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

u Houghton Beach $1,065,000

On the Boulevard & directly across from Houghton Beach Park, this nearly 2,000sf, 2BR/1.75BA condo boasts spectacular city & lake views. #334117 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

$350,000

$55,000 Opportunity!

$398,000

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

Gig Harbor lot

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Fall City

$130,000 Building Site

$498,000

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$135,000 Residential Lot

$498,000

Fall City

$150,000 Moses Lake

1.1ac lot on the upper side of the Preston Fall City Rd. Water is stubbed to lot, close in lovely scenery with a fast commute. #149926 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

2.4 acre lot on the upper side of the Preston Fall City Rd. Water stubbed to lot, a close in lovely setting. #149923 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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

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

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

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

$1,160,000

7.6ac parcel, level w/easy access. All roads and infrastructure complete to site, adjacent parcels also available. #311242 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Moses Lake

$1,941,000

$160,000 Moses Lake

$2,536,000

Snoqualmie

$179,900 Snoqualmie Pass

$4,000,000

Moses Lake

$270,000 Moses Lake

$10,969,000

Moses Lake

$18,985,000

$325,000 Moses Lake

$27,725,000

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

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

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 2 parcels making 9ac, formerly used as the guard dog kennels for Air Force Base. Buildings/kennels not currently in useable condition, value in land. #311308 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Mercer Is. lot

$325,000

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

$4,500,000 Mercer Is. lot

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

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

$448,000

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 hm! #202964 Cathy Humphries 206-300-6142

2.91ac just W of Sno Station. 2 parcels, w/ income producing espresso stand & mobile home also. High traffic count, on a corner, in path of progress. #191560 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

$125,000 Private lane

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

Hoquiam lots This Bothell home has 2 lg decks, large lot, mature trees, remodeled in 2008, room w/ separate entrance, a secluded area, but close to everything #299440 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

$25,000 Snohomish comm.

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

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

Lvl 12.73ac w/easy access, all roads & infrastructure complete to site. Additional parcels available. #311248 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

84.5ac lvl industrial parcel at Grant County Airport. Lot line adjustment possible, utilities on site or in street. #311135 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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

140.9ac development parcel. Close to airport & adjacent to business park, partial ag. Utilities close or in street, additional parcels available. #311374 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

162.9ac development piece. Next to business park & close to airport. Partial agriculture. Util. close by or in street, additional parcels available. #311380 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

283+ acres development. Close to airport & business park, partial agriculture. Utilities close or in street. Adjacent parcels available. #311388 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Ridgewood 3br+ $390,000

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

Lake Ponte

$869,000

Lake Pointe is the ultimate Luxury Condominium on MI. Gated garage, elevator to your door, secure bldg, sharp remodel, Cherry hdwds, office 2BR/2.BA #314432 Don Samuelson 206-230-5435

Elegant Views! $1,098,000

A perfect example of how elegant & casual spaces can be combined to create a sophisticated & comfortable home. 4BR/3.25BA, 4,027sf, main flr den, 3-car. #336454 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

House w/View

$499,500

Lake WA View, 1 Lvl, N End, 1630SF, 3BR/2BA, 3 Fenced Yard Areas, Hidden Courtyard, Updates to Electrical, Plumbing & Venting, Schools Close. #317016 Galen Hubert 206-778-9787

Gold Coast

$935,000

VIEWS-Multi-leveled artistic home surrounds you w/unique spaces, warmth & vivid lightness. Fabulous main flr boasts access to westside deck. 4BR/3BA, 2gar #335045 Hedy Joyce 206-406-7275

First Hill

$1,149,000

Open flr plan, main floor mstr, elegant kit w/ slab granite & custom natural cherry cabinets 3440SF. Fabulous home on quiet cul-de-sac w/Mt. views. #322425 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

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$545,000

View! View!

$599,000

4BR/2BA Rambler Located in sought after First Hill. Refinished hdwd flrs, double pane windows, fenced yd, & an extraordinary pvt outdoor living area. #326529 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

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

Updated Beauty!

Lake Views

$969,000

The quality & quiet setting will surprise you. Crown mldg, hdwds, gorgeous kit. Plus all the space you want. Mstr on main, ofc, big bonus+den, flat yd! #331051 Jane Harrison 206-919-9992 Stephanie St. Mary 206-953-8359

Lake Views

$1,200,000

Mitch Williams custom executive home for everyday living & elegant entertaining. Gracious 2 story entry opens to stunning lake & mtn vws. 4BR/4.5BA, 5080SF #333550 Becky Nadesan 206-230-5377

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$999,000

Over 2100SF of Luxury Living w/ spectacular Lake, Mountain & City views. Live in this Elegant 2BR/1.75BA/Den Condo! Easy distance to all amenities & I-90. #280637 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

New for 2012!

$1,395,000

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

Mid-Century Mod $850,000

Cool & Classic 4200sf w/a pan-Asian flair. Western wall of windows. Master + 3 on main. Huge rec rm & storage. Great southend location nr schools & shops. #332524 Mary Lou Putman 206-551-3111

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Nearly 2 Acres!

$1,450,000

Peaceful, lvl setting w/1+ac of ravine buffer. Bright contemporary, fir mldgs, stone/hrdwd flrs, soaring ceilings. Room for guest house! #319876 Stephanie St. Mary 206-953-8359 Jane Harrison 206-919-9992

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Virtual Tours Westside Sunset $1,798,000

Extremely private 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

Street to Water

$2,098,000

100+ feet westside wft: almost an acre 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

Amazing Wft

$2,150,000

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

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CONDOMINIUMS & TOWNHOMES -SHORT SALE-

$92,500

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

-SHORT SALE-

$94,900

Can’t beat this price! 3BR/1.75BA top floor condominium in Des Moines #330352 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING

Attn: Investors!

$185,000

Ridgewood 1bd

$195,000

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

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

-SHORT SALE-

$199,900

-SHORT SALE-

$199,900

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

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 R. Shute 206-230-5421

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-

$409,900

Bellefield Park

$450,000

Immaculately remodeled unit in Lake Villa community, w/a view of Lk Sammamish. Property features a pool, clubhouse, jacuzzi. Moorage avail for lease. #321975 James R. Shute 206-230-5421 Downtown Bellevue Townhome, newly renovated throughout, 2BR+2.5BA, club hse, pool & tennis courts, magnificent grounds, pvt patio & deck, new furn+AC, gar #280475 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351

Stop by our COLDWELL BANKER BAIN Mercer Island office for a Hot Sheet of New Listings, Sunday Open Houses or Sold Properties in your neighborhood!

Mercer Island Reporter, April 04, 2012  

April 04, 2012 edition of the Mercer Island Reporter

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