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Joint School Board, City Council meeting Monday, Sept. 24 The Mercer Island City Council and the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors will hold a joint meeting on Monday, Sept. 24, beginning at 5:15 p.m. at City Hall. The two bodies will meet to discuss school facilities and the Mary Wayte Pool. The meeting is scheduled prior to the Sept. 24 City Council meeting.

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Farmers market this Sunday, Sept. 23 This Sunday’s farmers market will feature a chef demo with Chef Tracy Green and the Newport High School Culinary Arts program students. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 23. Music this week includes Podorythmie, French Canadian music with step dance. The children’s table will feature “amazing spiders in your yard.”

Medication Take Back is Sept. 29 The fall medication take back day will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, at City Hall from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Learn more at (206) 2757743.

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Pixie Hill Preschool students march along S.E. 40th Street from their old location to their new location, led by Tina Rowe, teacher, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. See more pictures on page 10.

City pays PSE $35,874 for back bill on faulty meter First bill sent to city was for $216,000 for unbilled electricity usage By Mary L. Grady

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Several months ago, PSE sent an letter to its large commercial customers, including the City of Mercer Island. The letter was to announce a reorganization at the utility that would improve customer service for its major accounts customers. Those at the city who have worked with PSE on a faulty meter

installation and the back bill that resulted might be hard-pressed to see a difference. More than two years after City of Mercer Island employee Fred Gu discovered a glitch in the metering installed in the Mercer Island Community and Event Center, PSE is impatient to collect more than $35,000 on a back bill that is based on an estimate. The first sign of trouble occurred on July 7, 2010, when Gu, looking at graphs of hourly energy use, noticed a sharp drop in use at around 10:30 a.m. that day. Data collected by the meter, which sends out an electric

pulse every 15 minutes to measure demand for energy, dropped sharply around 10:30 a.m. that day. Gu, a capital improvement projects manager in the city’s maintenance department, noticed the drop a few days later. A public records request by the Reporter to the city for emails and correspondence with PSE regarding this issue generated hundreds of internal and external emails between the parties, involving more than 15 people. Most concerned the difficulty and delays of setting up meeting times between the parties.

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After months of gathering information and looking at options for the Mercer Island School District, the members of the Board of Directors are ready to get more substantial community feedback. Gaining a consensus from the board, Superintendent Gary Plano said he will recommend doing community engagement in the forms of meetings and other events in October and November so that the board will have more information by the end of the year. “I kind of feel like we’ve squeezed all of the blood we can out of this rock,” said board member Brian Emanuels.

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Schools | FROM 1 “I think we should take it to the community,” he continued. “I’m sure we will get interesting feedback. I always feel like engagement sooner and more of it is better.” The board decided to put several options in front of the community. Each would put a sixth school on the North Mercer Campus, most likely located in the northwest corner of the property. Several members of the board asked that the elementary option be split up in order to better communicate the choices

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because with the elementary choice, the district will still have to decide how best to house students at Islander Middle School. As of now, IMS is too small and would need updating. Mahlum, the architectural firm hired by the district, presented three options for the middle school. The budget addition for IMS is likely to cost around $7.1 million and would essentially replace the current portables at the school. This option was not popular with principal Mary Jo Budzius at the last board meeting.

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“I am not comfortable putting the budget option on there,” said Adair Dingle. “It’s lipstick on a pig. I don’t see why we would present it as a viable option when it doesn’t solve the problems.” Dingle later said that though the board decided to keep the option available, if that was the one chosen as the solution, she would not vote for it. The second elementary option would include the IMS budget plus addition. With a roughly $33.2 million price tag, the school would get new classrooms, allowing the portables to be removed, an enlarged commons and gym, as well as a bigger student center. The

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third elementary option it out of necessity, but found would include a full rebuild it to be a good set-up for of the middle school. students. The fourth option put “Battle Creek has had it for before the community will be about 40 years,” said Plano of putting a middle school on the middle school in Eastern the North Mercer Campus. Washington. “The principal This building would likely spoke a lot about stability be sized to hold 775 stu- for students and families. In dents, roughly half of the Granger, this was a solution total middle school popu- for higher numbers at the lation, and elementaries. become They have the Island’s wings for fifth/ northern sixth graders middle and the sevschool. e nt h / e i g ht h JoAnne graders, and Wilcox, have had a the archilargely positive tect with exp erience.” Mahlum, He said none offered of the schools the board were specifisomething Adair Dingle, cally built for new to MISD School Board member the grade conthink about figuration but during the have made it meeting. If the ultimate work. choice was a middle school “It would be a challenge to on the North Mercer site, the reconfigure IMS without a building could be designed remodel,” he said. in such a way that eventually “Academically, there is it could be expanded farther nothing terribly wrong with down the line — 30 to 50 it,” said board member Dave years — into a larger high Myerson. school. This would help the The final option that the district get to the eventual community will be able long-term plan of creating to weigh in on is the high a high school-only site at school option, unchanged North Mercer. from previous meetings. No “Short-term, you would matter what is eventually have a 775-student middle chosen, the board will likely school built,” said Wilcox. “It need to add classrooms to would be flexible enough to Mercer Island High School, add on and make it a high specifically science rooms, school long-term. If you to hold the increase in studecide to go this way, I urge dents. you to work with the designWhile the board would er on both a middle school have liked to have had more and high school at the site, to information about educamake sure it works. It could tional specs, concerning give you great flexibility.” what is needed specifically in The board will be ask- school spaces for each level, ing the community how it waiting until options have feels about having a middle been narrowed down was school of grades five through recommended. eight. This would ease some “Often, a school program of the pressure on elemen- is designed around the faciltary school capacity. ity they have to live with,” Plano said he spoke with said Plano. “It’s a chicken several other school districts and egg question. Do we in Washington that have the put something out there and configuration, in addition to then find out the commuschools outside of the state. nity doesn’t like it, or the Largely, those that had it did other way around?”

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Another piece of the discussion with the community will be about the Mary Wayte Pool. Depending on input, the board may include some basic maintenance costs for the pool on the next bond. In order to keep the pool running essentially as is for the next 10 years, the district will need to spend around $2.5 million to reline pipes, replace exterior siding and replace the roof and windows. The more expensive option, which would extend the life of the pool for up to 30 years, would cost around $6.2 and would completely renovate it. However, as the board discussed, that means the pool would be locked into its current location for the next several decades, possibly limiting the North Mercer site in the future. Depending on which school option is chosen, it’s possible that building a new pool within that space would be another choice. A new pool is expected to cost around $7.9 million.

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The board decided to hold off on doing any ed specs until after community engagement. “Once we get the options back from the community, it could be split 20 percent, 20 percent, 20 percent,” said board member Pat Braman. “Somehow, we have to figure out what to do, if it comes back that way. We’ll still have a decision to make.” The board will meet with the City Council next on Monday, Sept. 24, for a joint meeting beginning at 5:15 p.m. in the Council’s chambers at City Hall.

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contacted PSE again with the data about the meter. PSE’s Ben Rupert, who After Gu sent his first worked with Gu on energy email regarding the matter management, responded, to PSE in August of 2010, saying, “The graph you sent emails were exchanged for me is quite interesting.” Yet, weeks went by withnearly two years, until last month when the city finally out a definitive answer about decided to pay the back bill the cause of the problem. Gu had been trained by of $35,874. Gu set about trying to PSE through a grant profind out what had happened gram to monitor hourly on that July day. He contact- energy use and identify ways ed Jana Raasch and Marcie to save energy. Through Olson, community center his work, the city received administrators. They both rebates for meeting conservation goals. offered ideas, After many but could not emails and explain such calls, PSE a steep drop recognized at that time the error. interval. The wiring After the for the meter drop, the had not amount of been right energy usage Bruce Fletcher, since it was remained at Mercer Island Parks & Rec. about 30 perDirector first placed in 2005, Gu cent less than told othnormal. Gu called PSE, which told ers at the city in an April him that according to their 2011 email after meeting data, the meter was working with PSE. Three meters had been installed at difcorrectly. Both Gu and the other ferent times since 2005, he city employees who he spoke explained. It was not clear, with were glad to note that however, if a fourth meter overall, the energy use at had been installed in 2006 the center, which opened in after vandalism occurred at December 2005, was less. the MICEC. PSE made plans to fix the But each knew it was too metering and set about to good to be true. After several weeks of collect the lost revenue from looking into the matter, Gu the city.

“It is puzzling to see such a discrepancy in your billing process.”

PSE sent the city a $216,153.38 back bill for the account on Dec. 23, 2010. PSE quickly recalled the bill, saying it was an error, and pulled it from their system. The city retained copies. Utility companies including PSE are regulated by the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission (WUTC), whose rules and procedures are state law. According to those laws, regulated companies such as PSE must charge the rates that have been approved in their tariff for any uncollected energy use. A broken or malfunctioning meter does not excuse payment — the utility, in fairness to its other customers, must collect unpaid usage charges. The company is allowed to estimate the amount of usage during the period when the meter was broken. Sharon Wallace, the Assistant Director for Consumer Protection and Communications at the WUTC, said that she did not believe that the City of Mercer Island had contacted the commission for assistance in the matter by filing an official complaint or otherwise. She confirmed that the computations for back-billing are not specified in the law beyond being “reasonable.” PSE notified the city that

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it would correct the amount owed and send calculations for the city’s review. If the city had another method to compute the bill, they would review it. In March 2012, a bill arrived in the amount of $35,874. The city hesitated, wanting more information, and later sought to negotiate a deal with PSE. On July 6, 2012, the city received a letter and spreadsheets from Brent Frimodig of PSE. A letter explained that “the back bill was calculated using over one year of accurate data [December 2010 to January 2012] as a baseline.” After looking at the spreadsheets used to compute the bill, Gu emailed city Parks and Recreation Director Bruce Fletcher, who oversees the community center. “I think what they did was [add] 30 percent on top of the past invoices that were under the old meter,” he wrote to Fletcher. “I, however, did not come up with an ‘accurate’ number. I think at best, one can only make estimation based on comparing the old with the current meter reading. But here is the problem: how much energy did we really use under the old meter? And is the current meter really accurate?” A letter to PSE from

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Dolly gets a ride with friends at Mercerdale Park on Sunday, Sept. 16. Photo by Kim Walker Stanberry. Got a photo you’d like to share with the Island in our “Eye on MI” feature? Email your image with a caption about where and when it was taken to editor@mi-reporter.com. Fletcher illustrates the city’s frustration. It said in part, “It is puzzling to see such a discrepancy in your billing process. The first figure certainly did not make sense, and I could not see any justification or formula application to come up with this [new] number.”

Fletcher tried to strike a bargain with the utility, offering that the city would pay half of the $35,874 bill, or $17,937. PSE refused and offered a way to spread out payments. The city is to pay PSE the full amount this month.

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School district must ensure no students are left behind By Jeanette Petersen

The school buses on Mercer Island have started rolling again, picking up kids with their new backpacks and fresh haircuts. While this annual rite is usually met with excitement by both kids and parents, there is a growing number of Islanders who are leaving the district in search of the educational opportunities they should be receiving here — but are not. For the past year, a dedicated group of Mercer Island parents of students with dyslexia, dysgraphia and

ADHD have spent countless hours to help educate the district on how to best accommodate these students. This parental advocacy group, MIFAPE, has mobilized around a fundamental legal rule that guarantees every child — regardless of ability — access to a free, appropriate public education (FAPE). The Federal Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) is designed to ensure that students with disabilities receive equal access to education. From simple accommodations to special edu-

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cation services in typical classrooms with supplemental services, the laws are in place to provide essential educational services. Some of the most common learning disabilities that are required to be accommodated under the law are dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD. Approximately 15-20 percent of students have a language-based learning disability such as dyslexia or dysgraphia. Dyslexia is a learning weakness in the phonological component of language (the manipulation of sounds). Dysgraphia is difficulty writing coherently, which is often accompanied with dyslexia. People with dysgraphia often have a higher than average IQ. ADHD impacts more than 10 percent of students and manifests as trouble paying attention or controlling impulsive behavior without thinking of the result. Not surprisingly, ADHD often exists alongside other learning disabilities. Despite this significant population of students in our elementary, middle and high schools who need a phonics-structured language program taught with multisensory techniques, no plans are in place for 2012-2013. Although these methods could benefit all learners in all grades, district administrators have recently announced that they are still trying to iden-

tify “best-instructional practices” for these so-called “struggling learners.” Given the district’s failure to differentiate dyslexic readers from “garden variety” struggling readers and to provide scientifically proven curriculum and teaching methodologies, these students will suffer and fall behind for yet another year. And so another year begins — not with the bright promise of what lies ahead, but with disappointment in the knowledge that many will fall behind. As a result of the district’s failure to accommodate this group of bright, talented kids, Island parents are faced with a multiple-choice test they feel sure to fail. Many are choosing to move their children from their local schools to expensive, but effective, private schools designed to meet their needs. Others homeschool or hire private tutors and therapists. Although frustrated that the district has yet to do its homework, the parent advocates of MIFAPE are not giving school administrators a pass. This tireless group has sharpened its pencils and is ready to help the district learn its duties so that these kids can learn. Jeanette M. Petersen is a Mercer Island resident and lawyer. She is the mother of a first-grader who attends Hamlin Robinson School in Seattle and a third-grader who attends Island Park.

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District committed to all kinds of learners By Gary Plano, Ph.D.

I recently became aware that a dedicated group of concerned parents have organized under the name MIFAPE. I understand these parents are strong advocates for children who have dyslexia, dysgraphia and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The Mercer Island School District is aware and takes very seriously its responsibility to educate children who have disabilities under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which requires the district to provide a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). Children receive services under IDEA during their school day, which may come in many forms and based on individual needs. Sometimes these services augment instruction in the classroom. Other times, these services supplant those classroom experiences. The Mercer Island School District provides levels or tiers of intervention to children who require additional learning assistance. Many children who struggle in reading, writing and/or math receive additional intervention from trained educators in all our schools. Children who are diagnosed with ADHD and learning disabilities, including dyslexia and dysgraphia, may also receive accommodations and/or specialized instruction. Mercer Island classrooms are places where children receive instruction using multisensory approaches. These approaches are best suited for children with dyslexia and dysgraphia. Some parents have expressed the opinion that

the district has failed students with dyslexia and/ or dysgraphia because we don’t have a dedicated classroom using a specific instructional design. I recently learned, however, that a northwest Washington school district eliminated these specialized classrooms and most of the curricula just this school year, after realizing that the research did not support such an instructional design. In response to parent concerns expressed by MIFAPE last spring, district leaders held a symposium on “struggling learners.” School principals and program leaders met with parents to hear concerns about the design and delivery of programs for children who struggle in school. Following a number of rich conversations, the district decided to move forward and partner with the University of Washington, as well as other experts, to assist us in refining our educational program for children with special needs. Going forward, it is my hope that concerned parents who believe their child’s needs are not being met will contact their school Principal and classroom teacher to discuss ways to help their child. We are committed to creating a more personalized learning environment that is responsive to students’ strengths, needs, learning styles, interests, passions and affinities as part of the district’s 2020 Vision. I look forward to working with MIFAPE and others to continuously improve the quality of our public education on Mercer Island. Dr. Gary Plano is Superintendent of Schools on Mercer Island.

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ow to rebuild the region’s transportation system is as complicated as how to reconfigure and rebuild existing Mercer Island school facilities into modern 20th century centers for learning. The new report from the Washington State Department of Transportation (see brief on page 8) reveals what we already know. There is more congestion on the roadways, more people on the road. What delights those of us who look at data for patterns, especially those that link economics to behavior — we can see that as the recession hit, fewer cars were on the road. As the economy improved, people returned to their commutes. Alternatively, the data disappoints by showing that despite increasing congestion and higher fuel prices, people still opt to drive. Longer commute times, of course, are the product of many variables. They include major construction projects or accidents linked to weather or unsafe driving. What is clear is that it is none too soon for our region to be building light rail, re-thinking bus routes and replacing and widening roadways. The trick is to find ways to improve our transportation system while encouraging people to drive less. Carpooling, sort of a last-century tactic, seems to have finally paid its way by increasing the traffic loads on HOV lanes. But it also needs to be easier and cheaper to take transit. There must be more ways for people to get to the places to board the bus and ride rail. That means building or expanding park-and-ride lots. However, with many such lots full, how do people get to the station as Metro has plans to eliminate local routes that do not pencil out? Biking is good, but not a solution for everyone. One solution is to have housing near stations and workplaces. Living within walking distance to the bus, rail or the workplace is one of the goals of the Growth Management Act and of affordable housing initiatives. City zoning to accommodate multifamily housing in the Town Center is part of that initiative and is required by state law. Each city has to set aside space for housing near transportation networks or commercial centers. We all have to do our part.

There needs to be easier, cheaper ways for people to get to the bus or light rail.

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Incorporate Islander, True Value in ‘new downtown’ Surely there must be some way that the Islander and True Value can be incorporated into the “new” downtown, with all that empty street front retail space available. They are, in my mind, two of the three most important retail establishments on the Island! (The third being Island Books.)  Suzanne Sperry

Losing True Value and Islander Pub would hurt After over 30 years on Mercer Island, the True Value hardware store livability of Mercer Island? The Mercer Island residents we is being told it will need to vacate its have spoken to are very concerned. current location sometime in 2013. What can the citizens do to halt What does this portend for the this trend that threatens the livability future of larger retail stores on the of Mercer Island? Otherwise, Mercer Island? Hardware, grocery, drug Island’s downtown is going to be a stores are retail operations that forest of condos and apartments, and require more space, more storage vastly reduced retail. area than the current, Flo and George new retail space being Chambers offered by the developers. Plus, the rents Send your letters to: they are charging are editor@mi-reporter.com. close to twice what the Keep it brief, courteous, stores have been payand sign your name. ing currently. Under these conditions, Now I do not have to why would any larger have the eyes of a charetail store want to locate on Mercer meleon to be able to more safely pull Island? out onto Island Crest Way from 48th If True Value has to close, resiStreet to go north. That is good! dents will have to go off Island to On the other hand, I think it is/ find the tools and other hardware was a very big mistake not to conitems they need. With our aging tinue the four lanes south until population, how are they going to Merrimount with a right turn only feel about driving 10-15 miles to there at Merrimount. Too much Bellevue to buy them? How would merging just north of Merrimount, the lack of larger vital retail stores, as far as I am concerned. It seems such as a hardware store, affect the to me like there is plenty of room

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immediately north of Merrimount to do what I suggest. Seems like maybe at least 1/4 of those going south there, immediately north of Merrimount, go right down Merrimount. As of now, they have to merge with all southbound traffic prematurely. Harry A. Dingwall, D.V.M.

Changes to Island Crest Way causes back ups Re-laning Island Crest Way south of Merrimount is proving to have been a very bad idea. Reducing four lanes of automobile, truck and bus traffic to two lanes caused a dramatic backup of traffic far to the south of Island Park School. Vehicles attempting to enter ICW, to go in either direction, were backed up on the side streets. I saw absolutely no bicycles using the new bicycle lanes. Reducing ICW from four lanes to two was a very bad idea. Mark Marshall

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I applaud you for your editorial on Sept. 12 concerning the proposed Legacy Mercer Island building. With several current apartment buildings not full, and two new ones already under construction, why do we need more apartments now? Let us all hope that the Planning and Design Commission reconsiders permitting this building to go forward as depicted in the architectural drawings. It will be on one of the highest points on the Island — thus, the first thing people see as they come on the Island, and it will dwarf the buildings near it. And do we need more ground level retail spaces when many of the new ones are still empty? Parking is already at a premium for the current businesses (probably why some have failed), and another high-rise with retail spaces will only add to the current problems. Mercer Island has already lost some of its “small town” charm, so the City Council needs to re-evaluate the building codes and not allow any more buildings over four stories or built out to the sidewalks, especially on such a spot as the proposed new building. Let us try to retain some of the reasons our town is such an attractive place to live. Anne Corley

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Last week’s Reporter included a letter suggesting that the cost of the new South end fire station will be excessive. We need to ensure that public safety is not compromised by incorrect information. Reasonable people can differ on this bond issue, but those differences must be grounded in the correct information. The writer of the letter was wrong on two counts. First, he assumed that 100 percent of the bond proceeds were being used for basic construction. While 100 percent of the bond issue must be used for fire safety and in support of emergency medical services, a portion of the $5.2 million will not be for the bricks and mortar. For example, monies will be applied to the purchase of a new rescue truck; other monies will be used to enable the city to temporarily house its firefighting equipment and personnel during construction; there are design, permitting, engineering and similar costs; and the bond includes funds to properly equip the new station. As we all can appreciate, building and equipping a fire station that must function during

natural disasters and be able to deal with both fire and medical emergencies is far different than building new offices or apartments. All of these costs are essential for building a fire station and purchasing the new rescue truck. They just are not basic construction costs and should not be used to imply an excessive per square foot rate, as the writer of the letter suggested. Second, he had the wrong size for the new station. The City Council has directed staff that the station must be less than 8,000 square feet in size. This will be a no-frills undertaking. The city was determined that the proposal it put before the voters would be complete and well thought out. A firm of architects that has designed many stations in the area, as well as our Community Center, was brought in to draw up the plans and provide cost estimates. Staff and the Council spent over a year looking at options, ultimately reducing the size of the proposed station by more than 10 percent. Bottom line was that we had to protect our community, but do so in an economically responsible manner. I am convinced this bond issue accomplishes that. Dan Grausz Deputy Mayor, City of Mercer Island


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Gary Galeotti, of Mercer Island, will receive the Patricia DeLaurenti Award as Volunteer of the Year on Sept. 25. The award will be presented at a Festa It a l i an a luncheon s p o n sored by the Italian Gary Galeotti Club of Seattle. The luncheon is part of Festa Italiana, a community festival to celebrate the joy of “All Things Italian,” on Sept. 28 and 29 at the Seattle Center. Highlights include a chil-

dren’s area at the Seattle Center Pavilion, with a Kids’ Pizza Toss at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. each day. Friday, Sept. 28 is, a wine tasting event, at the Seattle Center House/Armory, with 55 Italian wines, food and music. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, go to Festa Italiana at www.festaseattle.com.

Kids’ poster contest with Mr. Yuk “Be safe with Mr. Yuk!” is the theme for the 2013 Washington Poison Center Poster Contest. The winning poster will be part of the 2013 Poison Prevention Week campaign, celebrated across the state in March. The Poison Center is looking for young artists to create poison safety awareness through eye-catching posters displaying suggestions on how Mr. Yuk helps keep them safe when taking medications, using household chemicals or pesticides in the yard. The contest is open to all 6- to 12-yearolds in Washington state.

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Lois Privett Hirtler, 92, died Sunday, August 19, 2012, at the Life Care Center of Valley View in Boise, Idaho. Lois was born October 13, 1920, in Washington DC, to John Louis and Harriet Elizabeth (Orem) Preston. As a young girl, she traveled with her family by ship through the Panama Canal to Portland, Oregon, where she graduated from Grant High School in 1938. She attended Reed College, in Portland, and later moved to Seattle, and graduated from the University of Washington in sociology. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Lois was particularly proud of her parents’ role in helping establish Candy Cane Lane, which has grown to become a Christmas tradition in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle. In 1945, Lois married Alfred Curtis (Curt) Privett in Pensacola, Florida. They had been sweethearts since high school. Lois and Curt raised their daughter, Carol, on Mercer Island and vacationed on their coastal property at Copalis Beach. Her favorite pastimes included reading, gardening, ceramics, and beachcombing. Curt died in 1991 and in 1993, Lois married Robert Hirtler on the Big Island, Kealakekua, Hawaii. Robert passed away in March of 2008. Lois spent the last years of her life in Boise, Idaho, to be near her granddaughter, great-grandsons and their family. She cherished her roles as a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Christine Meyer and her granddaughter Allison Elizabeth Terenzio, brother-in-law Bob Brown, cousin Nancy Schubert, nieces Lynn Clausen, Karen Brown, Gail Quigg, nephews Bob Brown III and Russell Brown and her great-grandchildren, Bobby and Jake Terenzio. Her family asks that memorials in her name be made to the Life Care Center of Valley View, 1130 N. Allumbaugh St., Boise, ID 83704. Attn: Madlyn Eisele. Regarding Lois Privett Hirtler Christmas Activity Fund. 675396

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Vincent James Wormser, born April 11, 1919 in Boston MA, peacefully died after a long illness September 6, 2012 at home on Mercer Island. He was a MI pioneer and longtime resident. Lt. Colonel Vince Wormser, Air Force Reserve retired. During WWII, Captain Vince Wormser headed up the training of crews of B17, B24, and was prepared to fly B29 for missions into Japan. After the war Vince was one of the pioneer pilots for the All Weather Flying Center at Clinton Army Air field. Vince then became a commercial airline pilot flying numerous planes, but his favorite was the Boeing 727 which was the plane he retired in as United Airlines Senior pilot. He was a Seattle Rep. for ALPA. Vince also flew in operation “Magic Carpet” airlifting Yemenite Jews to the newly created nation of Israel. Vince loved boating, was an accomplished fisherman and a devoted family man. He and his loving wife Johnnie regularly attended Mercer Island Covenant Church. Vince was a founding stock holder of Crystal Mountain, and he and the family enjoyed skiing. Vince was also the Pilot for the UW Husky Football team in the Jim Owens era, a season ticket holder for over 45 yrs, and remained an avid Husky football fan/ Tyee supporter. He also volunteered as coach for MI little league teams. Vince was preceded in death by his wife Irene “Johnnie” Wormser and is survived by his children: Susan Erne and husband Michael, Vickie Wormser Carper and husband Stan; Steve Wormser, and Scott Wormser. His grand children: Gabe Carper, Cameron Black and wife Tracie, Cherise Davis, and husband Phil; Mike Carper, and Talia Wormser. Service will be at 10:30 am Saturday September 22, 2012 at the Mercer Island Covenant Church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mercer Island Covenant Church. 677495

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Robert Mutchler, after a 9 month battle with cancer, passed away at his home. Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Mutchler; sons,Todd (Staci) Mutchler, Scott Mutchler; daughters, Tami (Tom) Fallon, Rachel (Greg) Trueb and Lisa Meek; sisters, Sharon Mutchler and Nancy (Scott) Cannon; grandchildren, TJ, Trent, Olive, Cider and River; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Dorothy and Robert. Bob your love, jokes and quick wit will be missed by everyone. 677471

Kathleen Boehmer

Surrounded by her loving family, our beloved Kathleen was taken from us, following a courageous battle on September 5, 2012. Katie was born in Missoula, Montana on May 21, 1953. Katie grew up in Spokane and later in Bellevue; graduated from Sammamish High School in 1971, attended Western Washington University and graduated from University of Washington with a BA in Early Childhood Psychology. Katie managed the daycare at The Mercer Island Methodist Church from 1987-1991.While there, she nurtured many families and young children. Katie entered the retail business world, first with Nestle foods and later with The Wrigley Chewing Gum Company. Katie won many awards for her work and the respect of those in the retail sales industry. Richard and Katie were married 33 years and leaves two sons, Matthew and Kyle. Katie is survived by brother, Rick Gillmore and mother, Dorothy Gillmore. Katie was always a kind soul and practiced being a caregiver for all humanity, young and old. Always willing to take up the task to help others, Katie will be sorely missed. A gathering of the Irish tradition will be held at the family home on September 29 at 1 pm. Information is available at http://www. forevermissed.com/katie-boehmer. 677257


Q&A with MIPD By Rob Jira

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Here are some questions from Mercer Island residents to the Mercer Island Police Department. I sometimes see police officers talking on cell phones while they are driving. Is it illegal for them to talk on their cell phones while driving too? No. Authorized emergency vehicles (Police Department, Fire Department, Ambulance Vehicles, etc.) are exempt from this law. Note: See RCW 46.61.667 (cell phone) and RCW 46.61.668 (texting) for more information on these laws. See RCW 46.04.040 on the definition for authorized emergency vehicles. Does Mercer Island have a “jaywalking” law? Not specifically. However, the state of Washington has a “Pedestrian on Roadway” law where it is unlawful for pedestrians to walk or otherwise move along and upon an adjacent roadway if

sidewalks are provided. See RCW 46.61.250 for details on other information about walking on roadways where sidewalks are not provided. Can I get a speeding ticket while riding my bicycle? Yes. If you are riding your bicycle on a public roadway, you are expected to follow all of the same laws that drivers of motor vehicles are expected to follow. See RCW 46.61.755 for more information. Are my vehicle’s tabs (registration) due at the end of the month or on a specific date? A specific date. If you look on your vehicle’s current Washington state vehicle registration, find the top line/row of boxes on the registration, then look for the fourth box (left to right) over on the top line of the registration, and you should see your vehicle’s specific registration due date (some registrations may vary). Have a question for Officer Jira? Write to him at Rob. Jira@mercergov.org.

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PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MERCER ISLAND NOTICE OF CITY COUNCIL MEETING DATE CHANGE Notice is hereby given that the Mercer Island City Council’s Regular Meeting of Monday, September 17, 2012 has been rescheduled to Monday, September 24, 2012 due to Rosh Hashanah. There will be a Special Joint Meeting of the City Council and the Mercer Island School District Board from 5:15pm to 6:45 pm in the Council Chambers at 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA. The Regular Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. Tami McNeal Deputy City Clerk Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on September 19, 2012. #677787. ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF MERCER ISLAND, WASHINGTON Island Crest Park Synthetic Turf Infield Conversion Date of Bid Opening: Monday, September 24, 2012 Time: 9:00 am Sealed bids for the Island Crest Park Synthetic Turf Infield Conversion will be received by the City of Mercer Island at the DSG Permit Counter, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington 98040 until 9:00 A.M. local time on Monday, September 24, 2012, at which time proposals will be opened, publicly read, and tabulated for submission to the City Council at a future meeting. Bid received later than 9:00 A.M., September 24th will not be considered. NON-MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE A non-mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Island Crest Park (project site), Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, Washington. The City reserves the right to cancel this meeting at anytime. DESCRIPTION OF WORK The Work includes furnishing all labor, equipment and materials necessary for converting a sand/clay baseball infield to synthetic turf at Island Crest Park, 5701 Island Crest Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Work Tasks must be performed within the specified time windows. EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Contract(s) shall only be awarded to a Bidder that demonstrates to the City’s satisfaction that the Bidder is qualified to perform the Work and is, therefore a responsible bidder. To be determined responsible, the Bidder must satisfy the bidder responsibility criteria provided in the Bidding Requirements section. BID PROCESS OVERVIEW A single contract will be awarded to the responsible bidder submitting the lowest bid, taking into account the bidder’s experience and qualifications. Each bidder, by submission of the proposal, acknowledges and understands the rights reserved by the Owner in awarding the contract and the Owner’s right to modify the size of the project. The bidder agrees that, if awarded the contract, Final Completion of the entire project will be achieved within the construction and contract completion time set forth in the Bid Proposal form. Each bid proposal shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, or Bid Guaranty Bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total amount

of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the same time stated in the Specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the City of Mercer Island. All bidding and all construction shall be carried out in compliance with the Plans and Specifications for this project. Bids are to be submitted only on the forms provided in the Project Manual. Bids shall remain opened for a period of sixty (60) calendar days from the opening of the Bid. The City reserves the right to postpone the date and time for opening of bids. The City expressly reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive minor informalities and to award the contract to the responsible bidder that submits the lowest responsive bid. Plans, specifications, addenda, bidders list, and plan holders list for this project are available only through the City of Mercer Island’s on-line plan room. Freeof-charge access to project bid documents (plans, specifications, addenda, and Bidders List) is provided to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, and Vendors by going to www.bxwa.com and clicking on Posted Projects, Public Works, and City of Mercer Island. This online plan room provides Bidders with fully usable online documents with the ability to: download, view, print, order full/partial plan sets from numerous reprographic sources, and a free online digitizer/takeoff tool. It is recommended that Bidders “Register” in order to receive automatic e-mail notification of future addenda and to place themselves on the “SelfRegistered Bidders List”. Bidders that do not register will not be automatically notified of addenda and will need to periodically check the on-line plan room for addenda issued on this project. Contact Builders Exchange of Washington at (425) 258-1303 should you require assistance with access or registration. Bidder questions are to be directed to Don Campbell, at 360.456.3813 or by email, at d2@rwdroll.com. Questions received up to 5:00 P.M. Thursday, September 20, 2012 will be answered via Addendum; questions received after that time/date will not be answered. Interpretations or clarifications considered necessary by the City in response to such questions will be issued by addenda and posted to the City’s on-line plan room. The City encourages the participation of certified disadvantaged businesses and women’s business enterprises to act as prime contractors, as well as subcontractors on this project. The Landscape Architect’s Estimate of the Total Bid Amount, excluding Washington State Sales Tax per the project specifications, is in the range of $275,000 to $300,000. Allison Spietz City Clerk, City of Mercer Island Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on September 12, 2012 and September 19, 2012.#674984

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Pixie Hill moves to new home

EYE ON MI | swing time

By Reporter Staff

Rebecca Mar/Staff Photos

Pixie Hill Preschool students gather in the playground after arriving at their new location with, left to right, Liz Robinson, teachers’ aid; Mickey Schiller, teacher; Jen Headrick, director; and Tina Rowe, teacher, on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. Below left, Pixie Hill Preschool students’ first day of class at their new location. Below right, students line up at the old location to prepare for the parade to the new school.

A dad and his daughter enjoy some time at the swings in Mercerdale Park on Sunday, Sept. 16. Photo by Kim Walker Stanberry. Have a photo you’d like to share with the Island in our “Eye on MI” feature? Email your image with a caption about where and when it was taken to editor@mi-reporter.com.

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a sign of distinction FEATURED PROPERTIES

Passage To Phuket

$9,300,000

Never has a destination felt so right. 185’ Lakefront on over ¼ acre. 10,000sf main house includes 2300sf mahogany lined pool house. 4 BR/ 7BA plus 950sf guest house. Two 100’ docks, 135’ lakeside lawn. Very private. Larry Williams 425-445-9870 www.johnlscott.com/47052

Waterfront Living At Its Best!

$2,285,000

Normandy Park

$5,750,000

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Larry Williams 425-445-9870 www.johnlscott.com/85137

NEW ON MARKET

$1,998,000

4602 East Mercer Way - 50ft +/- low bank waterfront w/2 docks totaling 100ft +/moorage, long enough for lg boats up to 46 +/- 4 bedrms 3bths, 3,468sqft with separate apartment w/another private deck. Lg grassy yard and plenty of parking. Debbie Constantine 206-853-5262 www.johnlscott.com/49600

Traditional 5BR/3.5BA shingle sided home boasts views North & East from upper level. Extensive amenities including marble tile, high tech wiring, security system and much more. Beautiful North Island location w/ easy I-90 access, close to Luther Burbank, Town Center and the Park & Ride. Frank Ceteznik 206.979.8400 www.johnlscott.com/49153

Lake View Luxury

First Hill View

$1,725,000

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

Light and Bright

$880,000

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/25277

$1,250,000

2920 70th Ave. SE. Custom built 3 level home – elevator ready. 4 BR/Great rm plan. Tumbled travertine tile, slate & hardwood floors. Lake & MT views.

Betty DeLaurenti, 206-949-1222 www.johnlscott.com/90223

A Sunny Statement!

$849,500

4 Lindley Rd. Sophisticated in its architectural design & artisan details, this 4 BR home boasts exceptional craftsmanship & open floor plan! The light-filled setting & unique outdoor living spaces will astound you! Terry & Daphne Donovan 206.713.5240 www.johnlscott.com/68553

Grand MI Waterfront

$3,850,000

Spectacular 17 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

Deep Water Moorage

$1,997,000

9651 SE 61st PL. Low bank year round moorage. 3 bedroom 3,680 sqft 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

Tastefully Updated

$949,000

6140 93RD Ave SE. 4BR/2.75BA Classic Burnstead NW Contemporary. Tastefully updated to accommodate today’s sophisticated lifestyle. Walls of windows capture filtered lake views throughout. Elegant View Master Suite & 2nd BR on Main, 3rd BR, Mother-in-law, bonus & media room w/ fltr Lk views.

Anni Zilz 206.390.5723 www.johnlscott.com/87103

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$839,000

Benotho Point

$3,250,000

Peninsula of Incomparable light. Architecturally fastidious 4 Suites, 4600sqft, 107’ +/- waterfront Spa, upscale bonfires absolute audio. Gentle drive, generous auto accommodations. Living redefined. Larry Williams 425.445.9870 www.johnlscott.com/83908

SUNSATIONAL WATERFRONT

$1,989,000

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. Lou or Lori 206-949-5674 www.johnlscott.com/76856

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$944,999

4341 Island Crest Way. All the spaces & places for a busy lifestyle! Custom built 5BR/3.5BA Cape Cod. Charming w/ hardwood floors, 3 fp, large Family rm off Kitchen plus downstairs Rec rm. Come see how far your dollar will go in 4200+ sqft of living space! Lou or Lori 206.949.5674 www.johnlscott.com/31158

MOVE IN READY!

$838,000

9818 Mercerwood Dr. - Great Northend location within minutes of Mercerwood Shore Club & I-90 access. HUGE, updated kitchen w/adjoining great room & dining area, nice big deck off the kitchen w/Cascade & territorial views.

2675 74th AVE SE. Close to but yet far enough from downtown Mercer Island’s hustle & bustle. This 3BR/2.75BA has lake and territorial views from most rooms. Wrap around deck. New carpets and interior paint. MOVE IN READY!

Craig Hagstrom 206-669-2267 www.johnlscott.com/86006

Frank Ceteznik 206.979.8400 www.johnlscott.com/21865

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$2,499,900

Decidedly distinctive, 5BR/4.5 Bath home. Impressively sited on a level Lake & Mt. Rainier view lot, close to Beach Club.

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SPECTACULAR LAKE $1,895,000 & MT. RAINIER VIEWS!

This home has it all—5BR/5BA—Dream Master Suite w/ Fireplace—2 Walk-in Closets— Bath w/ every amenity. The Kitchen is spacious w/ large walk-in pantry & all the facilities to make cooking a pleasure. There are spaces for all ages which include a Theater, Exercise Rm, Library, Bonus Rm. A MUST SEE! Betty DeLaurenti 206-949-1222 www.johnlscott.com/32200

Ideal Home for Island Living!

$899,950

Westerly Lake Views

$829,000

7805 Island Crest Way - Desirable S’end neighborhood close to schools, parks, trails, shopping, restaurants, & MI Country Club on a flat corner lot! The Vaulted Ceilings of Northwest Contemporary Architecture enhance the feeling of spaciousness. Terry & Daphne Donovan 206-713-5240 www.johnlscott.com/95668

8455 W. Mercer Way. Private wooded NW Contemportary 4BR/2.5BA. 16,000 sqft parcel, lots of updates, fireplaces, tall ceilings, large decks. GREAT SUNSETS!

Craig Hagstrom 206-669-2267 www.johnlscott.com/68284


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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

NEW ON MARKET

$749,000

This beautiful 4BR/2BA home is located on popular First Hill MI. Features remodeled Kitchen w/ granite counters, Formal Living rm w/ fp, Formal Dining, oak floors, Rec rm w/ fp and more. Close to I-90, parks, restaurants & shopping. Tony Salvata 206.915.8672 www.johnlscott.com/76821

NEW ON MARKET

$569,999

Beautiful Tudor loaded with original charm. Mahogany doors & trim, arched doorways, coved ceilings & hardwood flrs. Upper level w/large master bed, bath, walk-in closet & Skylight. Finished basement w/ family room, ¾ ba & office. Mark Eskridge 206.270.5378 www.johnlscott.com/82361

Downtown MI

$498,000

Spacious 3 BR, 2.5 Bath Townhouse with private 1 car garage. New Carpets! Walkout patio & private view deck. Office & Workout area.

Tim Conway 206-954-2437 www.johnlscott.com/43233

Norm Sandler Remodel $729,000

OPPORTUNITY! Great Room, 4BR, 2.75 BA – Remodeled in 2000. Lower level has Apt. with full Kitchen – Spacious Living Room & Bedroom. A MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE!!

Betty DeLaurenti 206-949-1222 www.johnlscott.com/88783

$618,000

4bedroom / 2.5 baths 2600 square foot Brick Mid-Century One-Story home with fully finished basement on level lot on a quiet street. Private and sunny west facing garden space, perfect for summer barbecues as well as veggie patch. Hardwood floors. New Furnace in 2008. Updated bathrooms. Close to shopping, restaurants, bus to UW. Ready to move in! New patio and fire pit in spacious backyard. Great Bryant Community.

Dieter Kaetel 206-427-0863 www.johnlscott.com/44880

Lake Forest Park Home $569,000 OPEN SUN 1-4

3721 NE 150th St, Lake Forest Park. Lake Washington view, corner lot home! Total updating has just been completed. Featuring vaulted cedar ceilings, hardwood floors, new carpet, light fixtures and fresh paint. French doors lead to a new wrap around view deck. Covered RV parking. Jean Locke, 206-898-7899 www.johnlscott.com/30883

Lovingly Cared for Craftsman

Close To UW But Far Enough Away

$449,500

Home built in 1926, boasts a sought after location on the West Side of Queen Anne with views of Magnolia City Lights & Olympic Mt. Range. Terraced front landscaping is exquisite, featuring mature flowering trees & plantings for beauty and seasonal color! Terry & Daphne Donovan 206-713-5240 www.johnlscott.com/42622

Queen Anne Townhome $549,000

WATERFRONT

$599,500

20 E North Bay Rd, Belfair, WA - Case Inlet Waterfront 4BD/3BA. 96ft Low Bank Beach. Granit Counters, Heat Pump, 17ft Ceilings in Living/Dining & Kitchen. Most Furnishings Included. Frank Ceteznik 206-979-8400 www.johnlscott.com/57090

1922 12th AVE W. Tucked away on a deadend street this chic Townhome, End-Unit of 3, boasts a sought after West Side Queen Anne locale. Close to everything! A Chef’s Kitchen features Slab Granite, Stainless Steel Appliances, Breakfast Bar, Eating Nook, Waterfall & Garden Patio! The view Dining Room is dramatic above the Living Room with Gas Fireplace, Flat Screen TV, Deck Sunsets & Magnolia View! Terry & Daphne Donovan, 206-713-5240 www.johnlscott.com/63796

Mercer Island Home

A Symphony of Views!

NEW ON MARKET

$424,500

Sparkling waters of Lake Washington, Twinkling City Lights & Majestic Cascade Mountain Range! The Craftsman Architecture of the home is timeless… with a constant nod to the brilliant & breath taking views! Terry & Daphne Donovan 206.713.5240 www.johnlscott.com/64802

$539,000

8321 SE 41st St – 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. Can also be rented for $2300/mo. Dieter Kaetel 206-427-0863 www.johnlscott.com/90709

$299,950

Think of the possibilities…Well built home in Greenwood neighborhood. Starter home or investment property zoned LR3.

Terry Donovan 206.713.5240 www.johnlscott.com/74847

In-Ground Pool

$575,000

6201 Island Crest. 4-BR, 2060 sqft Rambler on 14,370 sqft lot. Mid-Island convenience. New furnace, kitchen updated. Room to grow.

Craig Hagstrom 206-669-2267 www.johnlscott.com/51512

Imagine the Possibilities $519,800

4349 92ND AVE SE. Clean 3BR/1.5BA home on large level fenced lot. Quiet setting w/ back yard privacy. New furnace in 2007. Close to High School, Library, Parks. Live-in as-is, or expand to the West, or build your dream home! Dieter Kaetel 206.427.0863 www.johnlscott.com/84400

VACATION HOME

$260,000

Wonderful Hood Canal WATERFRONT Vacation Home on 2 acres with 130’ frontage. SPECTACULAR VIEW of Hood Canal and Mt. Baker! Enjoy absolute privacy, fresh oysters and walks on the beach. RV Parking. Beach access down the road where you can launch a small boat. Coyle Community Club available for special occasions. James Laurie, 425-466-3672 www.johnlscott.com/51420

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

Tony Salvata

Millie Su

Tony Vedrich

Cindy Verschueren

Petra Walker

Larry Williams

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SPORTS

Want to know the weekly Mercer Island High School sports schedule? Visit the sports blog From the Goal Line online at www.mi-reporter.com to get weekly updates and more.

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Mercer Island girls swimming third at Arizona invitational

Football | MERCER ISLAND 42, Lake Washington 13

By Megan Managan

mmanagan@mi-reporter.com

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Mercer Island’s Matt Orehek tries to pull free from the Lake Washington defense during the Islanders’ win over the Kangs on Friday, Sept. 14.

Offense powers Islanders past Lake Washington By Megan Managan

mmanagan@mi-reporter.com

In their first KingCo game of the season, Mercer Island’s offense helped the team power past Lake Washington to a 42-13 win. “Defensively and offensively, we executed pretty well,” said Islanders head coach Brett Ogata. “Defensively, I don’t think we gave up a first down until the second quarter sometime. Offensively, I thought we did a pretty good job of running the ball and making some good plays.”

The Islanders, now 2-1 this season and 1-0 in KingCo action, started the evening with a quick touchdown from Risley Lesko after about a minute of play. It was followed by another Lesko visit to the end zone, this time a 27-yard run to score with 6:23 left to play in the first. Peter Mahony was the next to score, this time on a 5-yard run with 20 seconds on the clock, giving Mercer Island a 20-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Going into the second

quarter, Mahony was quick to add his second touchdown of the night, scoring off an 8-yard run to make it 28-0. Lesko followed Mahony’s performance with his third touchdown of the night, making it 35-0 for the Islanders going into halftime. Lake Washington kicked a few things into gear in the second half, making notable improvements and gaining traction on the field. The Kangs were helped by a slew of flags against the Islanders in the third quarter, eventually creeping up to the 4-yard line, and after a stalled first attempt, scored on a short run by quarterback Shawn Gray as time ran out in the

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The Mercer Island girls swimming team traveled to Chandler, Ariz., over the weekend to take part in the Wolves Classic Invitational, a multistate meet. The Islanders finished third overall with 207 points. Xavier College Preparatory finished first with 313 points, while Pinnacle took second with 229. The Islanders finished second in the 200-yard relay with Caitlin Cox, Danielle Deiparine, Sabrina Kwan and Christina Williamson racing to a 1:52.36 finish. Xavier took first in 1:50.30. Grace Wold won the 200 individual medley race in 2:08.88, while Deiparine was 11th in the same event. Wold also finished fourth in the 100 butterfly race, with a 58.94 time. The race was won by a swimmer from Pinnacle in 56.93. The Islanders 200 freestyle relay team of Williamson,

Alex Seidel, Emily Olsen and Wold finished in fifth place with a 1:41.72 time. Cox finished the 100 backstroke race in fifth place, racing to a 1:00.07 time. Deiparine was seventh on the 100 breaststroke event, finishing in 1:09.17. The race was won by a swimmer from Valley Christian in Arizona with a 1:05.30 time. Prior to the season, head coach Chauntelle Johnson said the meet in Arizona would be a good chance for the team to see what swimming outside Washington is like. On the Tuesday before the meet in Arizona, the Islanders hosted Newport in a nonconference meet at the Mercer Island Beach Club. The Islanders almost earned a sweep, finishing in the top spot in all events but one. The Islanders won the meet, 119-67. The afternoon at the Mercer Island Beach Club began with Cox, Wold, Kwan

and Seidel winning the 200yard medley relay in 1:52.31, 4A state qualifying time. In the next event, the 200 freestyle race, Deiparine took first with another state qualifying time in 1:59.71. Teammate Leah Fisk was third with a 2:02.47 time. In the 200 individual medley event, Cox earned her second first-place finish of the day, taking the spot with a 2:13.76 time. Kwan finished in fourth with a 2:17.68 time. Newport’s only individual win of the afternoon came in the 50-yard freestyle sprint, when Lorea Gwo finished in 25:19, 4A state qualifying time. Seidel was close in second with a 25.62 finish. Williamson took third in 26.27. Senior Meg Lindsay won the diving competition with a score of 217.30, while Hadley Michaels finished in fourth place for the Islanders. Masami Cookson won

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Redeemer

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Presbyterian Church SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012 7:45am Breakfast in the Community Life Center 8:15am Worship in the Community Life Center 9:15am Christian Education 10:30am Worship in the Sanctuary

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Football | FROM 14 third quarter. The score was 35-7. After regaining possession in the fourth quarter, the Islanders progressed to the 10-yard line and Lesko made his fourth touchdown of the night, a 12-yard run with 11:13 left in the game. The score was 42-7 for the Islanders. Flags continued to rain down in the final minutes of the game, which Islanders head coach Brett Ogata attributed to losing focus as the game wore on for both teams. “Both sides kind of losing a little focus and losing some discipline. Sometimes that’s what happens with young boys, and our goal is to limit that,” said Ogata. “The positives — we came out ready to go at the beginning, but I think again the goal is to try to play four quarters of football, and it didn’t happen tonight. We were a different team in the second half than we were in the first half. Our goal is to come and stay focused and to play four quarters.” Seventeen flags during the game accounted for 133 lost yards for the Islanders, while Lake Washington lost 72 yards on seven penalties.

Penalties and opportunities for Lake Washington put the Kangs in scoring position partway through the fourth, and with 9:16 left to play, the Kangs’ Riley Simonson hit the mark with a 3-yard run, upping the score to 42-13. Overall, Ogata said after the game, the offensive line deserved a ton of credit for making it possible for the receivers to hit their marks and score. “Risley has a pretty good game. He had four touchdowns, and then Peter had two,” said the coach. “Our running game did a pretty good job, and those guys get a lot of credit, but the other five guys up front deserve credit. They made holes and did a great job — they had some big hits up there. Connor JuneauWild on one of the touchdowns had a great block. They deserve a lot of credit and they don’t always get it.” The offensive line was responsible for helping Mercer Island to 446 yards during the game, with 238 yards rushing and 208 yards passing. The Islanders will return to Islander Stadium next Friday, Sept. 21, to take on Sammamish High School.

MI cross country beats Sammamish By Megan Managan

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In the first home meet of the season, Mercer Island beat Sammamish at Luther Burbank Park on Wednesday, Sept. 12. The Mercer Island boys bested the Totems by earning 20 points, while the Totems had 37. Individually, Matt

Wotipka finished first with a 17:19 time. Teammate Daniel Mayer was second in 17:24, followed by Eric Schulz in fourth place in 18 minutes. Nathan Cummings, a junior, finished sixth, while Nathan Gallatin was seventh. Kyle Weiss took 10th overall in 18:38, and freshman Tiger McBurney finished in 11th

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Members of the Mercer Island and Sammamish girls cross country team run during the first lap of the race on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Luther Burbank Park. MIHS’s Alida Scalzo, front, won the race.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | Page 15 in 19:02. James Wilson was 12th, Thomas Brown was 14th and Pablo HernandesRodrigez finished in 15th. In the girls competition, Mercer Island won with a team score of 18, while Sammamish had 45 points. Junior Alida Scalzo took first place during the race with a 20:21 time. Freshman Alexa Bauman was second in 20:22, while junior Sarah Bjarnason took fourth in 21:20. Linden Elggren was fifth, Ella Green finished

sixth and Elly McMillan was seventh. Rachel Van Gelder finished in 22:48 for eighth place, with Cecelia Rosenman in ninth, followed by Meredith Beckman in 11th place. Madeline Zeldes was 12th in 23:31, followed by Julia Davis in 13th and Rhiannon Holmes in 14th place. The Islanders will travel to Marymoor Park on Wednesday, Sept. 19, for a league meet against Lake Washington and Interlake.

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for more information. Girls in first through fourth grade started Sept. 16 and play Sundays through Oct. 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. at West Mercer Elementary. The girls are also coached by Shields. For returning players, the cost is $75 with the U.S. Lacrosse membership, and for new players it’s $50 plus the membership. To learn more, contact Erin Underwood at migirlslaxes@gmail.com. To register for either program, visit www.migirlslacrosse.com.

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Byers are both students at West Mercer Elementary, and Luca Mtskhetadze is a student at Island Park. Wheeler went to Madrid for Real Madrid’s residential camp, while Byers and Mtskhetadze went to Florida for FC Barcelona’s camp. The trio learned about the curriculum and cultures of the Spanish clubs and academies. “The trip was a wonderful experience to work on more than just soccer,” Wheeler said. In Florida, Byers said one of his favorite parts was: “Learning the drills that Messi and David Villa learned was lots of fun. I met lots of new friends there and hope to go back next year!” “I learned not to hold the ball too long and make quick passes, and enjoyed interaction with different coaches and having long practices every day,” said Mtskhetadze.

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Girls soccer Tuesday, Sept. 11 Mercer Island 1, LW 0 Mercer Island – Michele Day (Laura Harrison) 19:00, Corey Goelz shutout.

Boys golf Monday, Sept. 10 at Wayne Golf Course (par 34) Team scores – Mercer Island 192, Lake

Swim | FROM 14 the 100-yard butterfly event, racing to a 1:02.29 finish. Maddie Larkin took fourth in the event, while Lindsay White was fifth in 1:07.17. Wold picked up a second win of the meet in the 100 freestyle event, winning in 54.56 time, while Cox was third and Olsen finished fourth. Wold would go on to win her third event of the meet in the 100 backstroke, finishing in 59.89, while Seidel was second and Sabrina Steinhauer was fifth. During the marathon 500 freestyle race, Deiparine took first, finishing with a 3A state qualifying time of 5:22.73. Teammate Larkin was third and Kristin Hoffman took fourth in the event. Mercer Island���s 200 Washington 202, Liberty 207, Juanita 245 Individual results – 1. Eric Kim 36, 2. Steve Hopkins (LW) 37, 3. Josh Graham 38, 4. Conor Andrews (Juanita), George Suddock (Liberty), Roland Deex (LW), Will Medluck, Braden Williams 39.

Volleyball Tuesday, Sept. 11 MI def. Sammamish 3-0 (25-8, 25-10, 25-12) Mercer Island –Sara Lindquist 13 kills, Kelly Logie 16 assists, Lottie MacAulay 8 blocks, Carly Wilson 13 assists, 8 aces.

freestyle relay team of Kwan, Olsen, Williamson and Deiparine took first with a 1:45.06 state qualifying time, while the team of Margaret Seaton, Fisk, Andrea Hatsukami and Kira Godfred was third in 1:47.60. Fisk earned an individual win in the 100 breaststroke race, finishing in 1:11.42, while Angela Riggins was fourth and Michelle Na was fifth. In the final event of the meet, the 400 freestyle relay, the Islander team of Wold, Seidel, Deiparine and Kwan took first in 3:44.38, another state qualifying time, while the team of Olsen, Williamson, Hoffman and Cox was second in 3:46.22.

Boys tennis Tuesday, Sept. 11 Mercer Island 6, LW 1 Singles – Brian Hou beat Arash Hafizi 6-2, 6-4; Henry Smith beat Connor Ross 6-1, 6-2; Zack Elliott beat Nick Orlov 6-0, 6-0; Jeremy Sacks (LW) beat Josh Hartmann 7-6 (7-5) 6-4. Doubles – Ben Elliott-Charlie Williams beat Fergy Lu-Koshi Fujii 6-1, 6-2; Kyle Baska-Matt Siefert beat Connor StumpfTristan Jimenez 6-3, 6-1; Max TildenSpencer Dillon beat Colby Harris-Brooks Klinker 6-1, 6-0.

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Thursday | 20

Sunday | 23

Mercer Island Radio Operators Meeting: 7 p.m.,

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept.

Sept. 20, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Learn about amateur radio communications and emergency preparedness. www. mirohams.org. A New Look at an Old Case The Murder of James Colman:

7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 20, Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, 1625 118th Ave. S.E., Bellevue, 98005. The audience is invited to participate in the investigation, looking for new questions to an old case. George Miller presumably murdered James Colman and Wilbur Patten at the South end in 1886. Presenters: Eastside Heritage Center, Bellevue Parks & Community Services. www.eastsideheritagecenter.org.

Friday | 21 “The Zaniac” Opening Night:

7 p.m., Sept. 21, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St. Alex Zerbe, two-time Guinness World Record holder, will perform a 60-minute routine of juggling artistry. Performances: Sept. 21-23. See www.youththeatre.org for times. Best for ages 3 and up. Cost: $13 (adults), $10 (youth/seniors).

Saturday | 22 Worldwide Day of Play “Let’s Just Play” Event: 1-4 p.m.,

Sept. 22, Mercerdale Park. The Nickelodeon channel will go black for several hours to encourage families to make time for play. Free.

23, along S.E. 32nd Street at Mercerdale Park. Chef demo with Chef Tracy Green and Newport High School Culinary Arts program students. Music: Podorythmie - French Canadian music with step dance. Children’s Table: “Amazing Spiders in Your Yard.” www.mifarmersmarket.org.

Mercer Island Boys Select Basketball Tryouts, Grades 5-8: 2-6 p.m., Sept. 23.

Location: Mercer Island High School, Sept. 23. PEAK, Sept. 24. Try out for the MI Select ETL and Cascade Boys Basketball teams. Parent Info Meeting: 7-9 p.m., Sept. 19, MIHS Library. See website for times. Register now: www.mibasketball.org.

Tuesday | 25 Mercer Island Rotary Club Meeting: 12-1:30 p.m.,

Sept. 25, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Guest speaker: Scott Sedlik, INRIX Director of Marketing. Topic: “Clouds, Crowds, and the Connected Car.” The public is welcome.

Cascade Lodge - Sons of Norway Meeting: 6:30 p.m.,

Sept. 25, Mercer Island United Methodist Church, 7070 S.E. 24th St. Potluck, followed by program by Lee Ehrheart: “The Vikings and How They Built Their Ships.” A business session concludes the meeting.

Mercer Island Sister City Association French Conversation Evening: 7-9

p.m., Sept. 25, Brennen resi-

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Thursday | 27 Oktoberfest Senior Lunch and Root Beer Garden:

12-1:30 p.m., Sept. 27, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Menu: Assorted brats with homemade sauerkraut, potato salad and root beer floats. Bingo will be played. For seniors age 65 and up. Reservations required. Call (206) 275-7609 to reserve your spot. Cost: $5 plus tax. Transportation is available.

Saturday | 29 Medication Take Back Day:

10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 29, Mercer Island City Hall, 9611 S.E. 36th Street. Dispose of expired, unused medication. For more information: (206) 275-7743.

Sunday | 30 First Aid and Adult CPR w/ AED Class: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 30,

Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Cost: $35 (check or cash). Parking is available behind fire station. Contact: Jolene Judd, (206) 275-7607.

Events | Upcoming Candidates Forum - The Silver Tsunami: A Forum

on Washington’s Aging

Readiness, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 1, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. This forum is coordinated by the Seattle King County Advisory Council on Aging and Disability Services. Co-sponsors: multiple senior and human services organizations. Hear perspectives of state Legislature candidates. Free, open to the public. Lunch is also free. Registration required: www.agingkingcounty.org/ advisory-council/advocacy. htm. Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Oct. 3,

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Mike Lavelle, Museum of Flight Docent, will present “The History of the Boeing Company.” The public is welcome.

Oct. 4, Mercer Island Senior Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. A consistent, caring place for group members to discuss the challenges and problems of the disease, share their feelings and find emotional support. Free. Contact: Carin Mack, (206) 230-0166. Fall Community Dinner:

5:30-7 p.m., Oct. 4, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Chef Tom from Experience Food Project will create the menu. Entertainment provided by Mercer Island’s own Sophie Feldman. First come, first served. Suggested donation: $10 per adult. Contact: Amy Wolff, amyposnerwolff@ gmail.com. Your Jewish Roots in Poland - JRI-Poland, The Records,

Gate”: 1 p.m., Sept. 22.

Drop In to Learn about eBooks: 1 p.m., Sept. 24.

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Friends of the Mercer Island Library Silent Auction Book Sale: ongoing

through Sept. 25. Stop by and view a select offering of special books for auction.

Thousands of books and media on sale. Pocket paperbacks may be on sale as early as Wednesday. Members only presale: 5-9 p.m., Sept. 27.

and More: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 8, Stroum Jewish Community Center, Auditorium, 3801 East Mercer Way. Speaker: Mark Halpern. Presented by

Children & Families Wonderful Ones Story Times: 10 a.m.,

Wednesdays, Sept. 19, 26. Ages 12 to 24 months with adult. Terrific Twos and Threes Story Times: 11 a.m.,

Wednesdays, Sept. 19, 26. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Baby and Me Story Times: 10 a.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 25. Ages 3 to 12 months with caregiver. Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 25. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Teens Teen Zone: Study and

Games, 1:30 p.m., Wednesdays; 2 p.m., Mondays. Hang out, do homework, play board games or just chat. Study Zone: 3:30 p.m., Tuesdays, ongoing. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

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Remember when the snack at soccer games was orange slices and water jugs with Dixie cups? Waxed paper sandwich bags and wholesome foods like apples and oranges were our only snack options. Given the hectic lifestyle of today’s average family, it seems so much easier to feed our children with convenient foods that are great short-term timesavers, but not so great for our children’s long-term health. As parents, the time has come for us to stop and think about exactly what we are putting into our chil-

Chew on this: An 8-oz. bottle of original Gatorade contains 14 grams of sugar or 50 calories, which is the equivalent of eating a small package of your child’s favorite candy.   Shiver me timbers! That seemingly healthy Booty that you guiltlessly dole out to your kids still contains 130 calories and 5 grams of fat for a 1-oz. serving. While better than your average potato chip, this product will never find its way onto the USDA’s food pyramid. Some of our kids’ favorite “healthy” yogurt drinks

contain nearly 3 teaspoons of sugar in a bottle that is less than half a cup. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard. By creating great eating habits at home, your children will be more likely to continue them at school and on the playing field. Below are some helpful hints to get you started: Read labels and understand exactly what you are feeding your children. Start an ongoing conversation with your children about the importance of healthy eating to foster a lifelong relationship with nutritious foods. Give your children fiberrich foods such as fruits, veggies/legumes and whole grains, which will help keep them satisfied longer and promote strong digestion. Eliminate excess sugar where possible. For example, swap out soda and energy drinks with water, and limit juice intake to one small glass per day.

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North End Views $1,698,000 Custom built by Beckes Real Estate for Sale Construction, this home Lots/Acreage offers soaring ceilings, Vacant Land rich hardwood floors and walls of windows to enjoy the ever-changing view. Building Site Gourmet kit #401116 $449,000 Peggy Watkins Partial lk view lot, small 206-230-5444 subdivision 5 lots, up pvt road off E Mercer. Backs t o c o n s e r va n c y Tra c t . Road, utilities in along paved access. Cleared for viewing! #83516 Lindy Weathers King County Real Estate 206-920-8842 NW Classic $798,000 Wonderful Black & Caldwell Lakeview Highlands custom home, waiting for Vacant Land new buyer to make it their own & restore the grandeur. Filtered westFall City e r n l a ke v i ew s, p o o l . $400,000 #400306 3 lot assemblage on Lindy Weathers upper side of the Pres206-920-8842 ton-Fall City Rd. Water s t u bb e d t o a l l , l ove l y area and a fast commute. #149963 Michael Schoonover 425-442-4077

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N Bend land $550,000 3.4 ac w/commercial potential. Multiple tenants want to stay, level, ut. in street. Next to I90, great access. Possible owner finance. #328993 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Mirrormont lot $49,750 Reduced, just under an acre lot in Mirrormont. Neighboring homes have views of Poo Poo Point takeoff area. Relax on your deck and watch the show. #206333 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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Moses Lake $18,985,000 162.9 acres development piece. Next to business park and close to airport. Partial agriculture. Util. close by or in street, additional parcels available. #311380 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Newcastle land $150,000 2.5 acres w/R-1 zoning. Good location and close to everything in Newcastle, must hike in to see. #392633 Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Mercer Isle $152,000 Wonderful Western exp o s u r e g i ve s t h i s t o p floor unit glorious light & vistas. Close to all amenities & is a commuter’s dream. This 1BR/1BA just waits for you! #393485 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

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Shared Wtft $1,300,000 Lovely setting on .49Ac parcel; moorage & boat lift included; Great room enjoys kitchen, fam rm, living room+den, carpor t+2 car gar; master BR on main+2 more #400850 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351

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Very Rare! $549,000 Buildable view lot only 1 h o u s e f r o m t h e l a ke. Lake & mtn views from this mostly level, 21,350 sf lot. Utilities in street. Build your dream home! #352004 Harrison & St.Mary 206-953-8359

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Great Style! $774,900 Custom design. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, updated master bath. Viking stove. 4BD3BA. One BD on main. Private Fernridge Lane setting. #383076 Janet Scroggs 206-230-5414 Michael Scott 206-230-5455

Residential Lot $449,000 Partial lk view lot, small subdivision of 5 lots, up private road off E Merc e r. R o a d , u t i l i t i e s i n along paved access, recorded maintenance agreemt. Sur vey avail. #83519 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

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First Hill $998,000 Total remodel. 3bd plus den. Chef kit w/ slab granite. Pvt master w/lavish bath, 2 closets. Fa m i l y r m . G u e s t r m . 2nd kit. Pvt, level yard. V i ew s. 3 c a r g a r a g e. Mint. #385420 Mary Yax 206-612-8722

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Westside View $598,000 Great opportunity - building site in desirable Lakeview HighVacant Land lands.Slopes uphill, ideal for daylight rambler to accommodate 27.5’ North Bend land height restriction above $150,000 12.9 woodedac just off SE 63rd #400336 Lindy Weathers I90 at exit #31. Reduced; 206-920-8842 d e e d e d e a s e m e n t fo r e a s y a c c e s s. L o t s o f room, timber and space to roam, this will be a great location. #29160006 Michael Schoonover Real Estate for Sale 425-442-0477

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Best Value $499,000 Close to Mercerdale Park & downtown from this meticulously cared for comfor table home, dressed in neutral tone w/vegetable garden. Near by bus stop. 3BRs+family room. #393893 Linda Tsang 206-230-5505

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Forest Avenue $2,498,000 Signature showplace by RKK Construction in 2000 on desirable Forest Ave, west exposure, filtered lk views, lg lot. No detail spared in this gracious custom. #383012 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

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Golf course $4,500,000 345+ac perm. for 18 hole course in Westport. Hotel, condos, retail areas. 2.5+ miles of ocean/bay frontage, by Lighthouse S t a t e Pa r k . U n i q u e. #273135 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Moses Lake $270,000 2 parcels making 9 acres, formerly used as the guard dog kennels for Air Force Base. Builings and kennels not currently in useable condition, value in land. #311308 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Opportunity! $348,000 Tucked away building lot up private lane. Potential lake & Mt Rainier views. Large lot, 3000 sq foot building pad. Paved access to lot line. Near Park trails. #112896 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Bellingham comm $850,000 Reduced! 4.5 ac. just off freeway, all utilities in the street or on proper ty, New sidewalks in. Multi use, close to Bellis Fair and growing commercial. #27127645 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Commercial $175,000 Price reduced to sell. Updated commercial in Bremerton. Current business would like to lease back. Fr e e s t r e e t p a r k i n g . #276347 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

-SHORT SALE$235,000 M U LT I FA M I LY D U PLEX. W Seattle. Great i n ve s t o r o p p o r t u n i t y ! Zoned C-140 with great development potential. C o n c e p t u a l d r aw i n g s and plans available for purchase. #334912 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

Sparkling Views $1,793,600 Lake & skyline views. 3 en-suite beds and a master suite to die for. Enter tainment-sized deck backs to native protected growth area. The Pinnacle. #399012 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

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Commercial/MV $600,000 Welding shop/commercial/home in Maple Valley. 1.4+ acres right on t h e M . Va l l ey H w y, 3 bldings, house, 2 tenants. 2 tax parcels. Pull through access. #390273 Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477

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-SHORT SALE$119,900 Beautiful 2BR/1BA, 1748SF townhouse w/fully finished basement. Laundry rm w/storage. Main level has kit & dining w/slider to back deck. Must see! #279118 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

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West Seattle $339,900 Great 2BD 1BA 940SF home in the Genessee neighborhood of West S e a t t l e. C l o s e t o t h e junction, shops, schools. Large back yard, 1 car g a ra g e. G r e a t s t a r t e r home! #397600 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

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Downtown Bell $439,000 B e l l e v u e To w n h o m e , newly renovated throughout, 2BR+2.5 BA, club hse, pool & tennis cour ts, magnificent grounds, private patio+deck,new windows+furn+AC+bths, gar #280475 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351

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Cute 2BR/1BA, 885SF condo in close to downtown Bothell. Complex includes a pool, sport court, & prkg. Deck, territorial view. Can’t beat this price! #398510

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◆ -SHORT SALE- $299,900 Adorable 3BD 2BA 1250SF home w/ wonderful upgrades - new appliances, windows, doors. FP in MB. Patio in back. Close to I-5, I-90, Rainier Ave, shops. #402470 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

Commercial/MV

$600,000

Welding shop/commercial/home in Maple Valley. 1.4+ acres right on the M. Valley Hwy, 3 bldings, house, 2 tenants. 2 tax parcels. Pull through access. #390273 Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477

-SHORT SALE- $329,900

Adorable 3BD 2.75BA 1940SF house perched atop a hill in it’s own garden paradise. Tile flooring and hardwoods throughout. Kitchen w/ stainless appliances. #387186 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

◆ Somerset View $700,000

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Commercial

$175,000

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

-SHORT SALE- $335,000

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-SHORT SALE- $235,000

MULTI FAMILY DUPLEX. W Seattle. Great investor opportunity! Zoned C-140 with great development potential. Conceptual drawings and plans available for purchase. #334912 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

West Seattle

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-SHORT SALE- $749,900

Bellingham Comm $850,000

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-SHORT SALE- $255,000

MULTI FAMILY TRIPLEX in Seattle. Great investor opportunity! Zoned NC2-40, great development potential. Conceptual drawings and plans available for purchase. #334787 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

Downtown Bell $439,000

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

Sparkling Views $1,793,600

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Lake & skyline views. 3 en-suite beds and a master suite to die for. Entertainmentsized deck backs to native protected growth area. The Pinnacle. #399012

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29+ acres of land, super easy access off I90. Will support 3, maybe 4 homes, huge price reduction. Studies available. #206270 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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

Buildable view lot only 1 house from the lake. Lake & mtn views from this mostly level, 21,350 sf lot. Utilities in street. Build your dream home! #352004 Harrison & St.Mary 206-953-8359

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

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

2.5 acres w/R-1 zoning. Good location and close to everything in Newcastle, must hike in to see. #392633 Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477

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

9.98 acres, 2 parcel numbers of stunning land. In the family since 1917 and about 1/2 pasture, 1/2 treed. At the end of a dead end road. #385825 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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

Tucked away building lot up private lane. Potential lake & Mt Rainier views. Large lot, 3000 sq foot building pad. Paved access to lot line. Near Park trails. #112896 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Large 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 private road off E Mercer. Road, utilities in along paved access, recorded maintenance agreemt. Survey avail. #83519 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

3.4 ac w/commercial potential. Multiple tenants want to stay, level, ut. in street. Next to I90, great access. Possible owner finance. #328993 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

6.08 acres w/650+- on Hwy 99. Water, power, sewer and gas in the street. Highly visible with many possibilities. #378015 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Great opportunity - building site in desirable Lakeview Highlands.Slopes uphill, ideal for daylight rambler to accommodate 27.5’ height restriction above SE 63rd #400336 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

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$4,500,000

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

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

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

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Mercer Isle

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$774,900

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Custom design. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, updated master bath. Viking stove. 4BD3BA. One BD on main. Private Fernridge Lane setting. #383076 Janet Scroggs 206-230-5414 Michael Scott 206-230-5455

First Hill

$998,000

Total remodel. 3bd plus den. Chef kit w/ slab granite. Pvt master w/lavish bath, 2 closets. Family rm. Guest rm. 2nd kit. Pvt, level yard. Views. 3 car garage. Mint. #385420 Mary Yax 206-612-8722

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Westside home w/day moorage & view! Lovely 4BR/4BA home fea lg living & dining rms, vaulted kit, fam rm, den, bonus rm + rec rm. Patio, circular drive, level lot. #344864 Molly Penny 206-230-5515

View Condo

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New Listing

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NW Classic

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Gold Coast

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Lake/Mt Views

$925,000

Roomy & bright TOP FLOOR 3BR/1.75BA, 1,375sf Woodlake condo w/great view of downtown MI & lake. Vaulted ceilings, fplc, W/D. Pool + clubhouse. #306520 Jack Alhadeff 206-230-5460

HUGE 3,750sf, 4BR/2.75BA Mercer Island Country Club home. Master on main: huge bonus room. Oversized rooms 2 fplcs, quiet flat cul-de-sac lot. #393253 Jack Alhadeff 206-230-5460

Luxury Condo

$1,059,000

One of four 3BR/3.5BA town homes w/ apx 3,450 sq’ & attached 2 car garage. Incl living/dining rm, gourmet kit/family rm, den/office, rec rm, A/C, patio, deck. #251490 Molly Penny 206-200-4411

◆ Northend Views! $1,698,000

Custom built by Beckes Construction, this home offers soaring ceilings, rich hardwood floors and walls of windows to enjoy the ever-changing view. Gourmet kit #401116 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

Close to Mercerdale Park & downtown from this meticulously cared for comfortable home, dressed in neutral tone w/vegetable garden. Near by bus stop. 3BRs+family room. #393893 Linda Tsang 206-230-5505

Wonderful Black & Caldwell Lakeview Highlands custom home, waiting for new buyer to make it their own & restore the grandeur. Filtered western lake views, pool. #400306 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Move-in Ready! $1,239,000

Updated, bright and spacious. Odegard built home w/lake views. Gourmet kitchen featuring high end appliances, such as Wolf and Subzero. Wonderful open spaces. #390998 Josh Thurman 206-321-3129

Lake Views!!

$1,750,000

Elegant living abounds w/fabulous entertaining spaces for the most discerning mind. Stunning lake views at every turn in this beautiful 4BR/2.5BA home. #394227 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

4BR/3BA on pvt road. Lg kit w/island. Deck, patio, garden space & lg lvl lawn. Parking for 4 cars +two driveways for additional parking #398216 Janet Scroggs 206-230-5414 Michael Scott 202-360-3793

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

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$1,299,950

North end New Construction Contemporary elegance, bright open floorplan, extensive millwork, Anderson windows, granite slabs, hardwoods, convenient location #367238 Don Samuelson 206-230-5435

◆ Great Value! $2,000,000

1st time on market. 4BR/4BA, lg living/ dining room, kit/fam rm, den + attached studio w/BA & kitchenette. Lg lot w/ circular drive, peak lake, city, mtn views. #399616 Molly Penny 206-230-5515

2142 SF of Luxury Living with spectacular Lake, Mtn & City views. Live in this elegant 2BR/1.75BA/Den Condo! Easy access to all amenities & I-90. #280637 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

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$1,300,000

92’ MI Wtft

$2,200,000

Lovely setting on .49Ac parcel; moorage & boat lift included; Great room enjoys kitchen, fam rm, living room+den, carport+2 car gar; master BR on main+2 more #400850 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351

70’ of prime MI wtft including boathouse. With over 4,180sf, there is rm for everyone & every possibility. Formal living & dining rooms, eye catching views. #402379

29,000+sf street to water lot ready for your vision. Gently rolling grounds with Mt. Rainier view lead you to the bathing beach and protective rock bulkhead. #399584

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Forest Avenue

$2,498,000

Westside Custom $2,500,000

Signature showplace by RKK Construction in 2000 on desirable Forest Ave, west exposure, filtered lk views, lg lot. No detail spared in this gracious custom. #383012

Privacy on .4 AC w/ 74 ft +/waterfront, pvt dock+covered boat lift+in ground pool+Ralph Anderson design 4BR+3BA+den+rec rm+views #399902

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Hamptons Estate $3,250,000

Magnificent 2009 renovation creates stunning elegance on a lvl acre+, 5BR/4.5BA, main master+formal rooms+fam rm+rec rm, outdoor rm+pool & play space galore #391328 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351

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