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Rowdy off-duty Bellevue police cause a scene in Seattle over litter Bellevue officers under investigation after confrontation with Seattle Police officer BY NAT LEVY Bellevue Reporter

large immigrant population is one of the most important responsibilities of the city and its offices. “The government needs to do whatever we can to encourage those principles,” he said. “There’s no bigger responsibility than to vote.” Roughly one in every three Bellevue residents was born outside of the United States, and the city prides itself on being a cultural hub with events like Aki Matsuri and others throughout the year. Applicants for naturalization go through a rigorous process that includes oral exams in English, U.S. History and Civics. Lee, who was born in China, and guest speaker Jose Garcia-Pabon, an assistant professor at Washington State University and also a naturalized citizen, emphasized that natural born citizens and naturalized ones have a voice in their communities. “This could be the beginning of a great journey as a U.S. citizen,” Garcia-Pabon said.

Bellevue Police Chief Linda Pillo has initiated an internal investigation into allegations that three off duty Bellevue officers berated and mocked a Seattle police officer after being asked to pick up litter. Sunday afternoon, before the Seattle Seahawks game at CenturyLink Stadium, a group walked by a female Seattle police officer and threw litter on the ground. She asked them to pick up the litter and they turned and confronted her. According to Seattle Police, the group identified themselves as “This is a rare Bellevue Police of- anomaly in our ficers. The officers department and it were not cited for is disappointing.” littering, or for Bellevue Police Chief their response to Linda Pillo the Seattle officer’s request to pick up the trash. Pillo, in a prepared statement released Tuesday, said she has ordered the department’s Office of Professional Standards to investigate. “I personally called the Seattle officer involved to offer my sincere apology on behalf of the department, and made it clear that if there was any unacceptable behavior by our officers, in no way does this reflect who we are as an organization,” the chief said in the statement. “This is a rare anomaly in our department and it is disappointing.” Det. Mark Jamieson of Seattle Police said the department is satisfied with Bellevue’s response to open an investigation. “The incident happened, we contacted Bellevue, and we said ‘we think you should be aware’ and we trust that Bellevue will handle it,” he said.

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Qian Xu (center in purple) stands and recites the Oath of Allegiance at the city of Bellevue’s naturalization ceremony on Monday, Sept. 17. Xu, who came to the United States without any family members to swim competitively, was one of 46 Bellevue residents who officially gained citizenship status and were recognized at the ceremony. JOSH SUMAN, Bellevue Reporter

46 become citizens in Bellevue ceremony BY JOSH SUMAN Bellevue Reporter

For the past 13 years, people have been asking Theodora Letz when she will be going home. After yesterday’s ceremony at Bellevue City Hall to welcome 46 new naturalized citizens to the city and nation, she now has an answer. “There’s no going back,” Letz said after she and 45 others, including her husband Paul Blinzer, took part in the second annual ceremony to welcome new naturalized citizens.

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The couple originally emigrated from Germany to Canada, before Paul’s work brought them to Bellevue, where they have remained for more than a decade. Theodora found that while the community was always welcoming of their family regardless of citizenship status, she felt it would be a fulfilling and important step to take. “I was registering friends to vote, but I couldn’t vote myself,” she said. Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee, himself a naturalized citizen, offered his own congratulations to the group and said encouraging civic responsibility among Bellevue’s

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Bellevue man found dead after ATV rollover incident BY NAT LEVY Bellevue Reporter

A 65-year-old Bellevue man was found dead Monday night Ahtanum, a largely residential area west of Yakima, after his ATV rolled on top of him, police said. According to the Yakima County Sheriff ’s Office, law enforcement officers began investigating the whereabouts of Richard Bush after a call from his family saying he never made it home. The man traveled to his cabin in the area, and he was supposed to come home Monday afternoon. A family friend found the man’s vehicle


at the cabin, but he was not there. The family then drove to the cabin to meet up with a deputy, Det. Stu Graham said. The family let the deputy into a locked gate near the cabin and began searching for him. A short time later, police found Bush, trapped under his ATV. It appeared that the man had driven off the trail, causing the ATV to roll on him. According to police he was not wearing a helmet. Graham said alcohol was not involved. Nat Levy: 425-453-4290;


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Bellevue Police Department to help boy’s dreams come true BY KEEGAN PROSSER Bellevue Reporter

Step aside, Bellevue Police Department, this weekend there will be a new super cop in town. His name is Gage Hancock-Stevens, and he’s only 13 years old. This weekend the Alaska and Washington chapter of Make-A-Wish, in partnership with the Bellevue Police Department and the Bellevue City Center Microsoft Building Security, will grant Gage’s wish to be a police officer for the day. Sponsored by Expedia, Gage’s wish fulfillment will take place over two days (Sept. 22 and 23), at different locations around the Eastside, culminating in his swearing in, at the Walk for Wishes 5K at Marymoor Park on Sunday. On Saturday, Gage will have the opportunity to take part in a number of activities experienced by real rookie cops. In addition to getting his own uniform and police equipment, Gage will work with officers in the Defensive Tactics room, interact with K-9s, visit a real crime lab, and help take down the bad guys in a mock burglary at the Microsoft building. Gage will then return to the headquarters where he will be given an exclusive equipment tour of the Bomb Squad and SWAT

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team gear. Following a night of VIP treatment at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue hotel, Gage will head to Marymoor via a police motorcade complete with SWAT vehicles and patrol cars - where he will be inducted as an honorary officer. The induction will include a salute by the Bellevue Police Department Honor Guard, remarks by Maj. John Manning of the Bellevue Police Department and Chief of Police Linda Pillo. “Being able to participate in Gage’s wish is an absolute honor,” said Manning, who has played an integral part in planning the activities, and will be accompanying Gage and his family throughout the weekend. “His dream of being a police officer is a reminder to all of us who choose to serve our city, that this job is not just an occupation. It is a chance that few people get, to help and protect the citizens and community we love so much.” Gage, who is from Everett, is battling an optic glioma brain tumor. The MakeA-Wish organization was founded after another child, Chris Greicius, realized his wish to be a police officer for the day in 1980.

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Police seek help identifying bank robber The Bellevue Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying the suspect of a Sept. 8 robbery of a Key Bank in the Crossroads area. The subject gave a note to a teller demanding money. In addition, Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for tip leads to the arrest and charge of the suspect. The suspect is described as a white male, age 28-30, 5’8” and weighing about


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Slackers? Moochers? Most still want to achieve


t appears this country is close to becoming a nation of slackers, moochers and good-for-nothings. It’s all because 47 percent of us don’t pay any income tax. Or so says Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Romney essentially made that observation at a May 17 private meeting in Boca Raton, Fla., of well-heeled donors who paid $50,000 a plate to hear his remarks. A video of the event recorded what he said: “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to youname-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax…[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” Romney may be right about the number (although most of those in the 47 percent still pay into Social Security, Medicare and a sales tax if it’s part of a state’s tax structure, as it is here in Washington. What he misses – and misses badly – is that many people who make up the 47 percent most likely are working and hoping to pay income tax. That would mean they have moved up the economic ladder, and thus, are more able to buy a house, set money aside for their children’s education and begin to live the American Dream. It also misses the point that many taxpayers are in the 47 percent because the federal government – both Democrats and Republicans – have granted a number of tax breaks to the average taxpayer. And, yes, we all could give up our tax breaks in order pay more taxes. Oddly enough, we don’t seem to see any raised hands offering to do this. Romney is now scrambling to regain his footing in the presidential race. That’s going to be difficult when it’s stuck so firmly in his mouth. – Craig Groshart, Bellevue Reporter



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almon hatcheries are under attack by people with very short memories. They have forgotten why many hatcheries were built in the first place. Most were built to make up for lost natural salmon production caused by habitat damage and destruction. Today, more than half of the chinook and coho we harvest are hatchery fish. I wish we didn’t need hatcheries. I wish that salmon habitat in our rivers could produce abundant wild stocks, but it can’t. In response to deBilly Frank clining wild salmon runs, we have cut harvest to the point that more reductions will not contribute to salmon recovery. That’s because there isn’t enough good salmon habitat left to support natural salmon production. Do hatcheries threaten wild salmon stocks? Of course. There is risk that the program might fail; risk that hatchery salmon will compete with wild salmon for food and space in our rivers; and risk that hatchery fish might affect wild salmon if they interbreed. These are all risks we must measure and balance. We also need to weigh the risk to wild salmon from lack of habitat. Hatchery salmon were never intended to replace naturally spawning salmon. But that’s what’s happening after more than a century of habitat degradation. We’ve become dependent on hatcheries and the fish they produce because we are losing the battle to recover naturally

spawning salmon and their habitat. Another risk we must measure is the risk to our treaty rights. We tribes depend on hatcheries to support our treaty fishing rights, to provide salmon for our tables, our cultures and our economies. All fishermen – Indian and nonIndian – rely on hatcheries, because to some extent, hatcheries support all fisheries. Some facilities produce fish for harvest, which helps reduce fishing pressure on naturally spawning salmon. Others are nurseries where weak wild stocks are protected from disappearing altogether. White River chinook wouldn’t be here today if not for hatcheries. By 1977, fish-blocking dams and other habitat losses resulted in only 66 adult chinook returning to the river. An egg bank was created that year to save White River spring chinook from extinction. We were almost too late. In 1986 just six adults returned, but today those fish have a future. In 1989 the Muckleshoot Tribe’s

White River Hatchery opened to protect, preserve and restore those spring chinook. Returns today number in the thousands every year. It’s a direct result of good hatchery management practices, habitat improvements in the upper watershed and cooperation by the tribes, state and others. Don’t get me wrong. Tribes don’t prefer to rely on hatcheries for the salmon that are the foundation of our cultures and treaty rights. Hatcheries are not a long-term solution to salmon recovery. But when they are managed as part of a river’s ecosystem and are combined with conservative fisheries and habitat improvements, they can be effective tools that provide fishing opportunities for everyone. But we can’t forget the true path to salmon recovery requires we protect and repair habitat, which is the key to salmon recovery. Billy Frank Jr. is chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission.

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Naturalized citizens go to great lengths to become Americans


s the presidential election nears and the tragedy of September 11 is brought back to the forefront of our collective consciousness, there is no better time of the year to examine what makes us Americans. It is about more than simply the place we live, as is evidenced by the members of our armed forces and other ambassadors, dignitaries and officials stationed in foreign lands. Being American also isn’t as simple as where we were born, and in Bellevue, 46 individuals put both of those truths on display. The city hosted its second annual ceremony to recognize newly naturalJosh Suman ized citizens this week and the event was again well received by a community that includes more than 30 percent foreignborn residents, including Mayor Conrad Lee. Individuals from 25 countries, five continents and a host of cultural and ethnic backgrounds sat together as officials from USCIS, the Bellevue Downtown Association and

even President Obama (via video recording) delivered congratulations on the completion of a process that in many ways defines the American spirit. I, too, am a naturalized citizen, though that is where the similarities between myself and these 46 ends. While my own status was assured by the love and dedication of my parents, these individuals did the work on their own, passing exams on civics, learning about American history and most tellingly, forfeiting their citizenship status in their native country. While there are still pockets of this great land where nativism and ethnocentrism remain the earmarks for what defines an American, cities like Bellevue and regions like the Eastside put the true definition on display. And each year, the rest of us get a fresh perspective on what makes us Americans. Josh Suman is a staff writer with the Issaquah and Sammamish Reporter. He can be reached at 425-453-5045 or at

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Komen 3 Day helps those who feel hopeless fight back By Nat Levy Bellevue Reporter

Dan Kinley felt helpless. He watched as his mother suffered through breast cancer for more than five years. The disease eventually took her life, and her son had no idea how he could help. So he walked. And he’s kept participating in the Susan G. Komen 3 Day walk ever since. The walk is another spoke of Komen’s wheel to fight and eradicate breast cancer. Kinley knows the pain the disease can inflict on families. “It is something I do to keep up the fight,” he said. The three-day walk happens in cities all around the country, and the Seattle area was the focus last weekend.

Walkers began the journey at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Friday before making the trek across the Interstate 90 bridge to the Eastside. Throughout the weekend, walkers hiked through Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland. Walkers go 20 miles each day before retiring to a camp put together by Komen with tents, a dining hall and other amenities. Each walker is required to raise $2,300 to walk. The walk raised $3.4 million for breast cancer research, with approximately 1,300 taking part this year. Last year’s event raised $5.4 million, with nearly 2,000 walkers. The decrease in funds represents a trend that has been brewing since last year when the organiza-


Ashlee McKenney and Kim Faretra, in chicken costumes, support walkers as they approach Grass Lawn Park in Redmond. NAT LEVY, Bellevue Reporter tion voted to stop funding breast exams at Planned Parenthood, a move that put it in the middle of political debates about reproductive issues. Of all those in attendance, Ashlee McKenney and Kim Faretra may have stood out the most. They spent Saturday, Sept. 15, driving to the two rest stops along the way,

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Nursing assistant suspended The state Department of Health immediately suspended the credential of registered nursing assistant Benson M. Mbichire on charges that he neglected or abandoned a mentally ill patient who cannot speak. Police found one of Mbichire’s patients walking disoriented in a neighboring yard while Mbichire was asleep on duty. The statement of charges says Mbichire was under the influence of alcohol at the time while working at a home where he was responsible for three adult patients.

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Correction Apparent miscommunication between the Bellevue Reporter and the Bellevue Police Department resulted in an error in a photo caption about a two-vehicle accident Sept. 11 at Northeast 24th Street and 164th Avenue Northeast. The correct information is that the driver of a white van, heading west, became blinded by the sun and collided with a mini-van heading south. Bellevue firefighters had to cut the driver out of the mini-van. Four people were taken to Overlake Hospital Medical Center. The Bellevue Reporter regrets the error.

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BDA head to step down BY NAT LEVY Bellevue Reporter

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Three join Clark Nuber Bellevue-based CPA and consulting firm Clark Nuber has added three employees. They are: Ashley Johnson, audit associate; Preston O’Malley, audit associate; and Rebekah Stanley, tax associate.

Alvis joins B.E. Meyers B.E. Meyers and Co., a developer of laser pointers and illuminators, has added Michael Alvis as its vice president of business development. In his new position, Alvis will be broadly responsible for strategies and execution leading to market expansion and revenue growth. Alvis comes to B.E. Meyers from ITT Corporation, where he most recently served as executive vice president of ITT Defense International and vice president for international development at ITT Exelis. In these positions he led planning and execution of international business development activities, while working with the Exelis divisions to pursue opportunities in emerging markets.

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Leslie Lloyd executive director of the Bellevue Downtown Association, will leave her post next year to take a job in Leavenworth, where she and her husband own property. File Photo things are on the horizon for the city. “I see these as pieces of an ongoing evolution,” she said. “We’ve gone from that bedroom community with neighborhood services in the center to an urban center, to a really evolved and exciting modern American city. I think Bellevue is not a suburb anymore,” she said. She thinks the implementation of light-rail throughout the city will be a

large part of the future. It will be painful at first, but Lloyd hopes the end results will sway the opinions of doubters. Lloyd will remain in her post until Jan. 31, 2013, and Brand assembled a task force from the BDA’s executive committee to recommend a transition strategy to the board. Nat Levy: 425-453-4290;

More than 250 business owners, entrepreneurs, and supporters of small business from across the County will gather at Meydenbauer Center Oct. 10 to celebrate the second annual King County Executive’s Small Business awards. Dow Constantine views the businesses as the backbone of the economy and vital to the creation of new jobs in the region - more than 95 percent of the businesses in King County are small businesses with 50 or fewer employees, according to the executive office. The event, emceed by John Curley, will celebrate the success of small business with a continental breakfast, finalist displays, the Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline, and recognition of this year’s winners. The event, which begins at 7:15 a.m. costs $45 for members of Enterprise Seattle and $65 for non members, and a table of eight costs $315 and $450 for non members. For more information, visit: king-county-executives-small-business-awards/

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Leslie Lloyd will leave her post as executive director of the Bellevue Downtown Association, a job she has held for 11 years. It was never her plan to leave the BDA. But Lloyd and her husband recently brought property in Eastern Washington, to which they were jetting back and forth. Lloyd was fine with this, but then a job opening came up for the executive director position at the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts. It was too good to pass up. “While a big loss for the BDA, it affords Leslie an exciting opportunity to pursue her passion around arts presenting, and it will allow her and her husband to make the move to the new home they are building in the Wenatchee Valley,” said BDA board chair Brian Brand. Lloyd hopes to pull together the various interests in the city, and push for a world-class arts facility that can complement Leavenworth’s already thriving tourism industry. As the year winds down, so will Lloyd’s career with the BDA, which has spanned 11 years, in a job she thought she’d be lucky to survive for five. And in those years, she has helped implement many of Bellevue’s top traditions. The Family 4th and the Bellevue Jazz Festival are two of Lloyd’s favorite things in this city, and she was proud to be a part of them. Now, with only a few months left in her tenure, Lloyd can look back at everything that was, and forward at everything that will be in the future of Bellevue. From the completion of the Tateuchi Center for the arts, maybe even a sports arena, Lloyd thinks big

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Solving the ‘Groupon Problem’

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Elliot McNary (left) and Tony Mandarano are working to perfect PaidPunch, a deal app that encourages repeat business. COURTESY PHOTO and Google Maps, but mostly it was slow. Businesses using the application experienced long lines due to the time it took to process transactions. It took many long nights of development on the phone with Rajpal’s father in India, who works with Hewlitt-Packard, to iron out the wrinkles, but in the last few months the team has finished the third version of the app, one which runs faster and includes more options, they said. “We need users to tell us how they feel about the product,� McNary said. “If it’s still too slow, we need to know that. If the discounts aren’t big enough we need to know that.� Nat Levy: 425-453-4290; Festivities begin at 5:15 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Egil “Bud� Krogh, who will talk about ethics and global leadership. Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Grand Ballroom, 900 Bellevue Way NE. For details or to buy tickets call 425-213-1205, or visit

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Crews battle stubborn Newcastle house fire Several crews from Bellevue and Eastside Fire and Rescue fought a stubborn attic fire Sept. 14 in Newscastle before bringing it under control. No one was injured, but damage to the four-bedroom home is estimated at $300,000. The family of four who live in the home are being assisted by the Red Cross as they wait to survey damage to their belongings. No one was at home at the time of the fire. A landscaper working in the 14300 block of 77th Place Southeast noticed fire working its way up the side of the two-story home and called 911 at 10:01 a.m. Bellevue

firefighters arrived seven minutes later to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof of the home, but no smoke or fire inside the living space. Cedar shake roofing material and the roof ’s configuration made putting out the fire difficult. In total, it took 53 minutes to completely control the fire. The home is equipped with automatic fire sprinklers throughout the living areas but not in the attic or crawl spaces, consistent with the fire code. Investigators determined the fire started outside the home and worked its way into the attic. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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A Regional Approach Produces Efficiencies, Competitive Edge Message from the Chair | John Marchione, Mayor, City of Redmond I’m pleased to announce that Cascade has progressed from its original status as a watershed management partnership, to a municipal corporation. This important step provides Cascade with flexibility to address future challenges as we continue to strive to provide water resources to the region for the future. the change in status was made possible through the recently adopted joint municipal utilities services authority act (JmUsa) that allows more efficient use of public dollars when municipalities and special districts combine to provide essential public services. Legislators saw the benefit and the act gained broad support. JmUsa was adopted in 2011. in July, Cascade became the first municipal corporation in the state to be formed under JmUsa. Our customers, residents and ratepayers will all benefit as a result. A Competitive Edge for Puget Sound | according to a pronouncement made earlier this summer by Cascade and all the major water providers in King, pierce and snohomish counties, the puget sound

region will have enough water for the next 50 years. Better forecasting, wise infrastructure investment by the utilities, and smart use of water by consumers and the utilities means water will be available. this is not only important for us as we turn on the tap at home but it offers the region a tremendous economic advantage as we look out to the future. Unlike in other parts of the country, we can tell business that the region will have enough water to support population and economic growth. We are well positioned here in this region when it comes to the essential necessity of water.

this summer sharing with residents how our members have combined to form Cascade to ensure they have high quality great tasting water today and tomorrow. From local fairs to farmers’ markets and other events, thousands of Cascade area residents stopped by to visit our booths, getting information about Cascade and our water saving ideas. enjoy these last days of summer and the coming of fall—and use our wonderful water wisely!

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Congressman adam smith with michael Gagliardo, Cascade, at the White river diversion dam and fish passage. Cascade is working with the Concerts Congressman and the army Corps of Cascade at issaquah on the Green in august engineers to secure funds for much needed repairs and improvements to these facilities.

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Childhood friends and married for 75 years

Josephine stayed home with Janet and her younger sister, Linda, until Janet was 13, then worked at the King County Assessors Office, until she retired in 1976. She also spent much of her time fostering one of the most beautiful and plentiful gardens in the city (she and her garden were featured in the Seattle Times in 1991). Marriage is hard. And like most couples, Carl and Josephine have had their own trials and tribulations, the most recent of which being Josephine’s Dementia diagnosis. “The roles have changed,” Linda said. “I think my mom took care of dad, in the younger years - and now my dad takes care of my mother.” Despite the hardships, their adoration of each other seems to remain the same. Known as the “love birds” at their previous nursing home - something their daughters attribute to the pair’s act of sitting together and holding hands all afternoon the Carullis seem to exemplify the meaning of a lasting relationship. “From my point of view, it’s very simple,” Carl says. “There wasn’t a day that I didn’t tell her that I loved her.”

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On Sept. 17, 1938, Carl and Josephine Carulli said “I do.” This week, alongside family and a few friends, the pair celebrated 75 years of marriage. Born on the Eastside (Josephine in Bellevue, Carl in Renton), the couple first met as children. Their parents had worked together at a silk factory in Italy before coming to America, and upon settling in the Georgetown neighborhood in Seattle, spent many weekends together at Italian picnics. Although Josephine and Carl lost touch in their teens, they reconnected in their 20s when Carl’s brother asked him to accompany him on an outing. His brother was taking Josephine’s sister to the new theatre in town - the Paramount - and asked Carl to go with Josephine. In the weeks that followed, Carl found himself a bit smitten - taking the long route home from classes at the University of Washington to stop by Josephine’s apartment in downtown Seattle. “I started getting the Heebie-jeebies, ya know?” Carl said. “So that’s how it started.” The pair married at Seattle’s St. James Cathedral a year later, and built a home in Georgetown, where they raised two daughters, Janet [Stimach] and Linda. The house, which cost $3,500 to build, is where the pair lived until 2005. The 96-year-olds recently moved to the Ansara Family Home in Bellevue. In addition to attending the University of Washington, Carl spent time as a firefighter and streetcar driver - before buying and operating the original Red Robin tavern in Seattle. He says the purchase came about because his father


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[14] September 21, 2012 Contact and submissions: Josh Suman or 425.453.5045

George Ledyard stands in his dojo at Aikido Eastside, in the Factoria area of Bellevue. Ledyard has owned and operated the dojo since 1989 and holds classes for children and adults, seminars on Aikido and also travels around the world learning more about the art form that has consumed his life. JOSH SUMAN, Bellevue Reporter

Brains and brawn

Intricate martial art blends seamlessly in Bellevue come into play in one form or another, Aikido is not the best option for those looking to fend off purse snatchers. “Aikido is really a different martial art,” Ledyard said. “It’s definitely not the short road to self-defense.” Like any martial art, Aikido is made up of pillars that remain constant throughout all practices and interpretations that vary based on an instructor. For students at Aikido Eastside, that means an opportunity to carry on the principles of the founder himself. Ledyard began his intensive study of Aikido while in Washington DC

Sports Roundup

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Newport 42 Woodinville 10

The Knights led 21-0 over the defending conference champions in the first quarter and never looked back, winning 42-10 behind six Isaac Dotson touchdowns. The Nevada-bound junior opened the scoring with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Drew Sample before going in with runs of one and 38 yards. Sample finished the game with three receptions, all for touchdowns while Dotson ran for 203 yards and three scores. Newport will host Issaquah next week in its Crest Division opener.

Interlake 7 Liberty 14 The Patriots avenged last season’s loss to Interlake with a pair of first half touchdowns and a defense that allowed only one score on the evening. Trevor Lyon’s pass to Christian Price was the only touchdown of the night for the Saints, which fall to 1-2 and 0-1 in 3A KingCo play. Mount Si brings its unbeaten record to Interlake tonight for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

Bellevue 69 Sammamish 0 The Wolverines led 48-0 at halftime and scored on a punt return, fumble recovery in the end zone, interception return and safety. The top-ranked Wolverines will host Lake Washington tonight.

Eastgate Park, South Bellevue challenge course expanding The South Bellevue Community Center’s popular challenge course and the trail system in Eastgate Park will soon receive an upgrade in the form of $903,000 from King County Levy proceeds and conservation futures. The City Council approved the purchase, which will take the Park from 25 acres to 39. Increased pedestrian access and the preservation of the large area of wooded land near the community center will also be part of the project. A meeting about alternatives and the the expansion plan will be held Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the South Bellevue The ropes course is a popular Community Center. part of the SBCC. COURTESY PHOTO


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George Ledyard has seen all the martial arts fads. From the Kung Fu craze that swept the US in the 1970s to the current popularity of MMA, which has taken combat sports to a new level both in terms of violence and mainstream attraction, Ledyard has been there for it all. But even in the midst of a society constantly seeking something bloodier, the longtime Bellevue resident and the countless students he has taught in his inviting Factoria dojo, have found studying martial arts is about more than breaking boards or noses.

Ledyard began his study of martial arts with a variety of forms, including Kung Fu and Judo. But after dabbling in several of the more mainstream martial arts, which are primarily focused on self-defense, Ledyard found he was left unsatisfied. That’s when he found Aikido. Started around the turn of the 20th Century in Japan by Morihei Ueshiba, Aikido is a uniquely intricate martial art that combines commonly used techniques and a spiritual focus that is considered equally important. While many of the physical tenants of other martial arts


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during and after college. His instructor was Mitsugi Saotome, one of the original students of Ueshiba. The opportunity not only to teach Aikido but carry on the philosophies from the originator of the genre is one of the many joys Ledyard said he experiences in the dojo. “I’ve had a lot of feedback from people who tell me what we did here was transformative,” he said. “People find the community of the dojo to be a supportive place.” It is mostly professional clientele that fills classes at Aikido Eastside today, as the younger generation has increasingly gravitated towards the more popular MMA. Ledyard said most of his students are more concerned about the spiritual growth that can be gained rather than selfdefense. That was especially true for a man who studied with Ledyard for only a few months. While in the class, the student was able to connect with an array of business leaders and technology gurus, which helped form his own path. Ledyard received an email from the man recently, which was written from his combat zone in Afghanistan, where he was serving as a member of the United States military. Though he only took classes at Aikido Eastside for around a month, the experience and fellow students were enough to leave a lasting impact. “I remembered him, but you never would have predicted three weeks would have that effect on him,” Ledyard said. “It was the people.”

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Game Day: Seahawks face Green Bay

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The Seahawks, fresh off a 27-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys in the home opener, will be back at Century Link Field to welcome the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football (5:30 PDT, ESPN, 710 ESPN Radio and 97.3 FM) in a week three showdown of playoff hopefuls. Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson picked up the first regular season win of his career last week in the dominating victory over Dallas, completing 75 percent of his passes for 151 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. Running back Marshawn Lynch returned to his “Beast Mode” form as well, rushing for 122 yards on 26 attempts (a 4.7 yards per carry average) and a score, doing most of his damage in a second half that saw the Seahawks take complete control. The pass defense will be tested again this week as Aaron Rodgers and his bevy of pass catchers will surely look to threaten the Seahawks down the field in an effort to loosen their stout run defense. Rodgers tossed a pair of scores in his team’s season-opening loss to the 49ers and had another in the win over the Bears in week two. But he was also




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The Seahawks defense allowed little to the Cowboys on the ground in week two. courtesy photo intercepted once in each game and has been sacked eight times already on the young season. By contrast, Seattle is allowing only 46 yards per game to opponents on the ground, good for second in the NFL. Its 13.5 points per game average is third in the league currently. While the run defense has been mostly stellar, the Seahawks rank near the middle of the pack defending the pass and are allowing nearly 230 yards per game through the air. The positive implication headed into this week’s matchup with Rodgers and the Packers is the defense has allowed only two passing scores this season. For Wilson, Lynch and the offense,


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Bellevue council OKs direction on light rail permitting process The Bellevue City Council approved a game plan Monday, Sept. 17 to handle the complex permitting process needed for the East Link light rail project. At issue is how to amend the city’s land use code to provide a permitting track for a huge project that will cross several land-use districts and include six light rail stations in Bellevue. The existing city code was not drafted with light rail in mind, so clear requirements and standards are lacking. Rather than make extensive changes throughout the city’s 400-page land use code, the council opted for a light rail “overlay district” that would be added to the document. The strategy is designed to simplify the amendment process and make it easier for people to find light rail requirements in the code. As part of Monday’s discussion, councilmembers also signed off on a two-pronged permitting approach. One calls for the city to enter into a “development agreement” with Sound Transit, which would allow Bellevue to establish additional design standards and mitigation measures. The second permitting path, in case Bellevue and Sound Transit cannot strike a development agree-

ment, involves issuing a conditional use permit. Both paths would be included in the land use code, maintaining flexibility as future decisions are made by the council and the Sound Transit Board. Bellevue and Sound Transit are collaborating to identify project cost savings under the terms of a memorandum of understanding signed late last year; it includes city contributions toward the cost of a downtown tunnel. The land use code amendments and permitting effort is proceeding now in order to establish clear standards and clarify the permit process, before the selection of a final light rail alignment in spring of 2013. Construction of East Link is projected to begin in 2015 and light rail service is expected to begin in 2023. Next steps include a council study session on the draft land use code amendment, scheduled for Oct. 8, with a public hearing planned for Oct. 22. Additional study sessions could come in November and final action by the council on the land-use code changes is anticipated in December.

Heritage Corner A look at Bellevue’s past

COURTESY PHOTO, Eastside Heritage Center, Preuss Collection

Kentucky Roast Beef This building was located at 701 112th Ave. NE in the late 1960s. This restaurant was popular in some parts of the United States, but it did not seem to last long in Bellevue. It featured roast beef sandwiches and ribs and had a Jack Daniels sauce. Most of the KFC beef units were opened by chicken franchises that made them part of their KFC restaurants. A few freestanding buildings like this one also were built. Heritage Corner is a feature in the Bellevue Reporter. Material is provided by the Eastside Heritage Center. For more information call 425-450-1049.

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‘Big River’ boasts big voices, bigger message Classic musical showcases soulful vocals, Americana tunes Bellevue Reporter

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Arts and entertainment activities ■ “Big River”: Village Theatre opens its 2012-2013 season with a Broadway musical about the adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Based on the novel by Mark Twain, the show features music and lyrics by acclaimed singersongwriter, the late Roger Miller. Through Oct. 21 in Issaquah. Tickets $22-$63 at or 425-392-2202.


Village Theatre kicked off the 2012-2013 season last week with the opening of “Big River,” the acclaimed Broadway musical inspired by Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Directed by Steve Tomkins, the production stars Broadway veteran Rodney Hicks in the role of Jim and newcomer Randy Scholz as Huck, in an entertaining journey down the Mississippi River, chock full of upbeat bluegrass tunes and lots of sass. Featuring music and lyrics by the late country great Roger Miller, this production revamps the classic version, bringing aspects of the old-timey instrumentation to the stage. Using the silent but sturdy Mark Twain character as a segue, the banjo, acoustic guitar and harmonica became an integral part of the live show that filled out both the sound and the feel of the Southern states where the story takes place. Scholz seemed to truly embody Huck Finn. From the youthful expressions to the ingenuous delivery of his lines, the actor has the angst-y teen thing down to a T, which made the character incessantly charming and likable. On the other side of the spectrum, Hicks’ Jim is conflicted and complicated, a man burdened by the dangers that come with escaping slavery and defined by the goal to free his wife and children. There were several high points throughout the production: actor David Anthony Lewis, as Pap, singing “Guv’ment,” was an absolute riot. And Hicks and Scholz’ stirring rendition of “Muddy Water” was stunning for more reasons than one. But the true vocal standouts proved to be the ensemble cast. Helmed by the trio of Stacie Pinkney Calkins, Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako and Indeah Thomaier, it’d be difficult not to be mesmerized by the rich, gospel take on Miller’s tunes - especially on “The Crossing,” a heartbreaking ballad that anchored the first act. There’s real power and heart behind the words and you couldn’t help but feel the passion poured into every line. Yet the true strength of this musical is that it’s so much more than your typical song and dance. Laced

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■ Comedian Bobby Slayton will headline the Parlor Live Comedy Club Sept. 21-22 at Lincoln Square, 700 Bellevue Way NE, 3rd Floor. 425-289-7000. ■ Sausage Fest 2012, featuring live music from Cold War Kids, Portugal. The Man and Black Whales. Saturday, Sept. 22; gates at 2 p.m., music begins at 4 p.m. 21+, tickets can be purchased now for $25 online at or in person at Forecasters Pub, located at Redhook Brewery. Redhook Brewery, 14300 NE 145th St., Woodinville. ■ Back to School Bash: Join Bellevue Arts Museum and Ground Zero at this event just for teens! Make art, enjoy live music from local bands Super Projection and Family Band. The night will also include a collaborative mural project, silk-screening artist and ceramic artist demonstrations, delicious food and more! Limited supply of Tshirts available to silk screen. Bring a T-shirt from home to make yours truly original. Free for teens. Friday, Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way Northeast, Bellevue.

Rodney Hicks as Jim. JAY KOH, Property of Village Theatre with comedic one-liners (most of which come at the hands of criminals the Duke and the King), the driving force behind the tale is the friendship between Jim and Huck. Both touching and troublesome, Twain’s story hones in on humanity’s constant struggle of right versus wrong and the complications that come with growing up. In doing so, he takes us on a journey that stands the test of time.

■ Golden Demo: Innovations in Acrylic with Barbara De Pirro. The artist will help teach painters new techniques and approaches to working with Golden Acrylics so they can discover new possibilities for their work. Sunday, Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. Registration required for free samples of the product. Call 425.462.4500. ■ Pink Butterfly Tour: Local artist & activist Shyan Selah & The Republic of Sound perform at Mirror Lounge. Known for his genre-bending tunes - which incorporate blues, rap and rock elements - Selah recently joined forces with organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Cierra Sisters to raise awareness of Breast Cancer. Friday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. Free. Mirror Ultra Lounge, 505 Bellevue Square, Bellevue.

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Winners named in essay, poetry contest for area students Genie’s Surprise WRITING ABOUT QUILTS

Middle and high school students were asked to write a poem or essay based on viewing the quilt collection: “Bold Expressions: African American Quilts from the Collection of Corrine Riley,” on display now at the Bellevue Arts Museum through Oct. 7. The winning poem and essay are feature on this page. The contest was sponsored by Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue Reporter and Bellevue Friends of the Library.

Star of Bethelem BY BIANCA TRAN

She was amazed by the room of quilts, And then she saw it. The brilliant hues and patterns caught her eye. Its dazzling combination of colors pulsed, Creating a hypnotic beam, Soon, everything faded and she could only see herself and the quilt. Locked in a trance. The pattern of cleverly color coordinated triangles, Swirled around and around again. Roughly stitched sidings became a Bianca Tran frame, Complementing the uneven triangles. She ventured deeper into the mesmerizing quilt. But suddenly she was called, Forced to break away from patchwork. The blanket lingered in her head from then on. The name of the quilt: “The Star of Bethlehem.” Bianca Tran, 13, is student at Chinook Middle School.


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“Whoosh!” The already quivering oil lamp flickered in panic before the darkness engulfed the room. “Mama,” Genie screeched in terror. “No field-march today!” Elijah could visualize that Papa’s excited yell matched well with his jump. “Be careful Papa Simon. Let’s hurry before the big burst,” Mama had managed to magically gather her stash even in the pitch-black area. “Ready everyone?” Genie’s slender arms struggled to hold the door against the gale’s force. The beckoning,


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distant white spot was barely visible as the family scampered towards their destination. “Catch me if you can, Genie,” shouted Elijah, who decided to sprint ahead. Townsfolk poured the already packed white community hall. “Soiled footwear outside please” a teen directed the oncoming families. Senior Isaiah addressed the crowd in the hall, “Thank you for coming everyone. I know this is never easy to give up a chance to be in the fields,” People burst into laughter. “But when Mother Nature is cranky, we all have a bigger job. Make enough room for your elbows. Empty out your belongings. Get to work right away. Children and elders can contribute too. Remember, no task is too petty. Sort, mark, cut, distribute, pack, there is plenty to do for everyone.” Everyone cheered in anticipation. In no time, the floor was scattered with hundreds of scraps. Sharp pointers crisscrossed the hall, connecting groups with threads, fabrics, and colors. Men hunkered down to clasp layers in place while women waded their way through the maze to needle different spots. Seed sacs were neatly cut up and arranged over a wood panel. Old corduroys and jeans were lined up from their piles. Girls organized the groups of cloths to make the most of similar items available. Some heaped up the stuffing material like cotton and newspaper for everyone to pick out from for padding. Teens tied the binding knots while deciding whose thread color looked the best in contrast. Youth chose corners to create their own miniature masterpieces, just

until the adults snatched them away to fit into the bigger design, almost perfectly and kids could not complain. “I almost forget how good it feels, until a day like today comes along,” Grandpa bared his toothless mouth and had a good laugh while tears rolled down his cheeks. “I wonder if the landlord feels good today though, seeing none of us?” Papa said with a momentary dread in his eyes. “Worry tomorrow about tomorrow Simon, today is the day to be together, relaxed and joyful,” Mama said while she seamlessly drove the fat needle into the thick fabric layer. Elijah could notice how cracked and dry her fingers were, due to picking crops in the fields. Papa’s distressed legs were also the result of backbreaking labor from before dawn until after dusk. A long sigh left him as Grandma patted Elijah’s face with concern. Elijah glanced around the hall which hustled and bustled, yet filled with chats and giggles, oblivious to the thunder that bugled behind the lightning. Auntie Elena asked if Genie needed a drink of water before she ran off to assist another group. “Genie isn’t scared of the rumble or the crackle no more,” Grandpa said to his buddy. “Open the door, right this minute,” everyone in the hall dropped their task at hands and gazed at the door with a nervous gasp. Isaiah’s shaky hands slowly opened the door. Mrs. Worthson and children Bella and James peeked in, water dripping from their noses. “Well, Landlady Laura!” Grandma huffed. “Good Lord, they cannot be expecting us to work on a day like today!” Papa barely whispered, trying to stand upright. “Where are your manners, Wilma?”

Grandpa signaled Mama. She sprang up and handed clothes for the guests to wipe themselves dry. “Sorry fellows, we are late, but,” Mrs. Laura Worthson blurted amidst rubbing her hair. James interrupted her, “We brought warm gumbo and freshly baked bread.” “Hopefully, there is enough for everybody,” Bella continued, glancing around the hall filled with puzzled faces. “Look Miss Bella, we all built quilts, some are almost ready,” Genie could not contain her enthusiasm. “Hmm, only if you can remember what I taught you and name all the colors in here, go on,” Bella carefully followed Genie around the hall. “Hello Elijah, what did you use for decorations on today?” James awoke Elijah from his trance. “Yellow, pink, green, brown, red, white, blue, black…” Genie’s voice echoed the hall. Laura hugged Wilma and asked, “Seems like each family has made enough quilts to take home? I am glad your folks can stay warm this winter.” “Oh Mrs. Laura, we have a couple of quilts for you as well.” Simon proclaimed, “And a large one to decorate the community hall too.” “Great idea, community quilt serves as a lasting reminder of how our townspeople beat the depression era. Also that their collective labor could craft gorgeous quilts in unity,” Mr. Worthson walked in and said with pride. “Remember to use the right vocabulary we went over earlier,” James put his arms around Elijah’s shoulder. “Teamwork, sharing, community, happiness…” Elijah circled the bright hall pointing at people who had already broken into cheery smiles, yet again. Anirudh Prakash, 11, is a student at Odle Middle

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Sales, prices up for homes in Bellevue

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Cheaper homes in East Bellevue see more sales

Single family homes Listings: Aug. 2012 - 129 Aug. 2011 - 169 July 2012 - 129 Closed Sales: Aug. 2012 - 36 Aug. 2011 - 34 July 2012 - 43 Median sale price: Aug. 2012 - $893,449 Aug. 2011 - $758,000 July 2012 - $1,000,000 Condos Listings: Aug. 2012 - 49 Aug. 2011 - 160 July 2012 - 104 Closed sales: Aug. 2012 - 27 Aug. 2011 - 21 July 2012 - 28 Median sale price: Aug. 2012 - $485,000 Aug. 2011 - $380,000 July 2012 - $425,100

36 home sales represents a six percent increase over last year, with the median price at $893,449, a nearly 18 percent increase over last year In Bellevue, east of Interstate 405, home and condo sales were greater and cheaper. Brokers closed 89 sales, one more than

Bellevue, east of 405

Single family homes Listings: Aug. 2012 - 122 Aug. 2011 - 207 July 2012 - 117 Closed sales: Aug. 2012 - 62 Aug. 2011 - 67 July 2012 - 68 Median sale price: Aug. 2012 - $504,000 Aug. 2011 - $445,000 July 2012 - $445,000 Condos Listings: Aug. 2012 - 49 Aug. 2011 - 160 July 2012 - 42 Closed sales: Aug. 2012 - 27 Aug. 2011 - 21 July 2012 - 30 Median sale price: Aug. 2012 - $161,000 Aug. 2011 - $170,000 July 2012 - $300,500

last year at this time, but down slightly from July when there were 98 closed sales. Prices were up both from last month and last year, with the median home value coming in at $439,995, as opposed to $375,000 last year and $400,500 last month. Home sales dominated

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August sales of single family homes in Bellevue were down from the same month a year ago, but condo sales were up, according to the Northwest Multiple Listing Service. West Bellevue saw 78 closed sales of single family homes and condos in August, 11 more than last year, for a 16 percent increase. The median price for these homes was $675,000, up from $600,000 at this time last year. An additional 224 homes and condos went on the market, with a total of 408 available at the moment, which is down from this time last year, when 737 homes and condos were on the market throughout the city. In west Bellevue, condos were hotter sellers than homes, with 42 of the 78 closed sales. The median price for these completed sales was $485,000, up $100,000 from the median condo sale last year. The

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Puget Sound Energy bills now reaching more than 1.5 million homes and businesses through October include a scratch and sniff pamphlet to remind customers of the odorant used to help identify natural gas leaks. A scratch on the natural gas safety pamphlet releases a distinctive, sulfur-like aroma, a smell similar to rotten eggs. To help detect natural gas leaks more easily, PSE and other natural gas utilities add an odorant, called mercaptan, to natural gas, which is naturally odorless and colorless. “Every family needs to know that ‘rotten egg’ odor of natural gas so they can recognize, react and report a gas leak around their home or elsewhere,” said Andy Wappler, vice president of corporate affairs for PSE. “Safety comes first, and having your family know what to do is our top priority.” In addition to bearing the “rotten egg smell”, the pamphlet also guides people to call 811 two days before digging to prevent damage to underground utility lines and on how to recognize and safely report suspected natural gas leaks by going to a safe location and calling PSE at 1-888-225-5773 or 911. PSE natural gas technicians will respond immediately at no charge from service centers located across Western Washington. If a natural gas odor is smelled inside a house or building, the occupants should leave the premises immediately. If anyone suspects a natural gas leak, follow these steps: Leave the area immediately. Do not use phones, and don’t turn any electric switches, appliances or lights on or off. Do not smoke, light a match, use a lighter or do anything that might create a spark. Use a phone well away from the area and call PSE, 24 hours a day, at 1-888-225-5773, or 911. “Smell isn’t the only way to detect a natural gas leak,” added Wappler. “A hissing sound or blowing dirt may also indicate a possible natural gas leak.”

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Hidden gem on Yarrow Point. Generous lot has surprisingly large space in both front and back yards. This elegant home has years of character mixed with wonderfully updated touches. The cozy aesthetic of this master suite will capture your heart. Western sun fills the living spaces while the butcher block kitchen counters harken back to yesterday. Large basement with 1/2 bath is the perfect theater or game room. Your East Coast home in your West Coast neighborhood.



MLS #400630


Comfortable Elegance. Brilliant Finishes, Generous Spaces and Memorable Views…This Extraordinary Residence is “On the Rim” in Montreux and Features Panoramic Views of the Cascade Mountains, Mount Baker and Lake Sammamish-a Tranquil and Unforgettable Experience. This Spectacular Custom Crafted Daylight Rambler was Built in 1996 and Includes 4,916 Square Feet of Living Space with 4 Bedrooms (Main Floor Master), 4.25 Bathrooms Plus Office, Bonus/ Rec Room and Spacious 3 Car Garage.



MLS #372610 Matching exceptional people with great homes in communities they love, Sharalyn has been keeping Newport Shores, and other fine Eastside properties moving, one home at a time since 1992. The heart of a stylist, the soul of a matchmaker, she tells the unique story of each home with creative staging, both interior and exterior, evocative architectural photography and a passion for real estate. Selling Eastside lifestyle with innovation, expertise and results.


Imagine an agent listening carefully to all of your real estate needs and wishes, then making them come true. This is does not have to be a dream, this can be your reality when you involve the trusted services of David Eastern. Over the past 18 years, David has a proven track record of creating the perfect home buying and selling experience for his clients. He is highly respected among clients and peers for his Professionalism, Honesty and Expertise. He creates innovative marketing programs that are unparalleled in the real estate industry today.


MLS #354512 Art has been selling Real Estate on the Eastside for 30 years and has established himself as one of the top agents in the region. He has been a Broker in the Bellevue West Windermere Real Estate office for 11 years and understands why the network of Windermere agents continues to be such an asset to the community. Throughout weak and strong markets, Art has continued to be a leader in the world of luxury Real Estate, as well as new construction and is dedicated to providing his clients with the finest experience possible.



Bold scale opportunity. Remarkable 250 ft waterfrt. Shy acre, level estate property. 7380 sq ft gracious manse with main floor mstr and guest apt. A commanding presence on the Grand Canal brilliantly positioned for open water views. Rare dock with yr round protected moorage for a flotilla of watercraft. Private, secure, close-in. Elegant soaring ceilings, custom woodwork. European flair, Newport Shores irreplaceable Bellevue address with stellar schools and coveted community.



MLS #396618 Csaba Kiss, Associate Broker with 22 years of experience has a passion for Real Estate, focused on meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of his clients. Csaba knows having a keen sense of the market place is invaluable in helping advise you on maximizing your real estate objectives. As a listing agent, he will create a plan proven to get homes sold successfully. As an Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Csaba is trained to help you find and negotiate the best property and value for your needs.

Livable Art In The Heart Of Downtown Bellevue! Truly in-city living at it’s finest. Southwest facing top floor home with spectacular sweeping vistas of the Bay, Lake Washington and fabulous Mount Rainier. This custom home with a European flair is a masterpiece wherein the architectural design, modern interior art, beautiful furnishing and interior design all melt into one. Meticulous attention to detail and creative use of space are prevalent throughout, it’s the ultimate escape and experience. 676208

Bellevue Reporter, September 21, 2012  

September 21, 2012 edition of the Bellevue Reporter