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School Board meeting is Thursday, Oct. 25 The Mercer Island School District Board of Directors will hold its second monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, in the School Administration building at 4160 86th Ave. S.E.

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The annual celebration of student bands on Mercer Island will take place on Friday, Oct. 26. All Island Band Night, a longstanding Islander tradition, brings together band students from each of the Mercer Island schools to perform during halftime at Friday’s football game. The game begins at 7 p.m.

Don’t miss Oktoberfest at Alpenland from 6 to 9 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 27. New owners Dianne and Chris Masaoka, who now have a liquor license for the restaurant, are continuing this tasty Island tradition at 2707 78th Ave. S.E.

YTN hosting community input meeting Oct. 30 The board and staff of Youth Theatre Northwest invite the community to join a discussion about plans for a new site for YTN. The next Community Input session will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. Youth Theatre Northwest wants to hear from the community, as well as performers and their families, about how YTN should move forward. For more information, contact Leslie Muller at lesliemuller@ gmail.com or Becky Showalter at beckyshowalter@comcast.net.

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Seated on a wheel well in a Jeep with at least 11 seniors aboard, Aidan McInerny holds onto a rollbar as his classmates rock the Jeep, which was pulling the senior float during Friday afternoon’s parade.

Botched harassment inquiry leads to ‘hostile environment’ Staff response is quick but incomplete; parents say district focused on son instead of perpetrator By Mary L. Grady

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A judge has determined that the Mercer Island School District discriminated against a student at Islander Middle School last year in its handling of allegations that the student was harassed by other students in October 2011. An Oct. 15 decision by Judge Michelle C. Mentzer, of the Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), on behalf of the state superintendent’s office, says that the school

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district mishandled an investiga- came with an individualized learntion and its aftermath regarding ing plan from his prior school two incidents involving a student district. He is of mixed race. He who has special needs. spent his first week at the school The parents of in IMS’s special eduthe student comcation program, but plained that the was later withdrawn district did not from that program adequately address by his parents and claims of racial slurs joined a regular and related behavior classroom. involving their son, Just a few weeks as required by state later, the student law. The judge ruled Judge Michelle C. reported two incithat the investigaMentzer, OAH dents of racial and tion regarding the ethnic harassment incidents was flawed, that occurred in a and those flaws were sufficiently class in October. They included serious enough to create a hostile racial slurs by a fellow student environment. and were followed by other inciThe student came to Islander dents that included throwing crab Middle School last fall as a new student in the seventh grade. He inquiry | Page 10

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As just days remain until the Nov. 6 general election, Islander and state Senator Steve Litzow, a Republican, and his opponent, fellow Islander, Democrat Maureen Judge, will continue to campaign and raise funds until the very end. Despite dozens of endorsements, hundreds of supporters and thousands of dollars on each side, neither candidate is taking anything for granted. The two met in the August primary, when Litzow took 56 percent of the vote to Judge’s 44. Just 31,000 voted. Statewide, just under 40 percent cast their ballots in the primary. Judge says that Litzow, in his first term, did not do enough to support education, and he appears to put his party affiliation above

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the needs of constituents. woman and a single parent Judge told the Reporter making her way in tough then that she became inter- economic times. ested in running for the “I am the 41st District,” Legislature after a turn she said. shepherding a bill through As she has worked her Olympia to safeguard way through the campaign infants from toxic sub- into the summer and the stances. fall, she has found that votJudge is the former ers are concerned about executive director of funding for education, the the Washington Toxics preservation of reproducCoalition. WTC works to tive health services for keep toxic chemicals out of women and jobs. homes, schools and workHer website lists 30 poliplaces. ticians and leaders who Her most have endorsed her important candidacy, including accomplishment 37 public or nonduring her time profit organizations there was the pasthat include public sage of a law to safety personnel, ensure that baby labor organizations, bottles, children’s the Washington food and beverstate chapter age containers, Maureen Judge of the National and sports botOrganization for tles are now free Women and reproof the hormone-disrupt- ductive rights groups. ing chemical bisphenol A Judge also earned the (BPA). She spent a good endorsement of the local deal of time and effort, she SEUI Healthcare union, said, personally working in representing more than Olympia and with mem- 22,000 doctors, registered bers of the Legislature to nurses and other healthban these products. care professionals stateHer experience there led wide. She also earned the her to want to do more in endorsement of SEIU 925, Olympia and to do so in a representing more than nonpartisan way. 23,000 child care providers She told the Reporter in Washington. then that she herself repJudge is particularly resents so many in the 41st proud of her endorsements Legislative District and from firefighters across across the country. She is a the Eastside, including the

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Mercer Island firefighters. Disclosure Commission “I understand issues show that she had about around health for safety $75,000 in the bank on personnel,” she said, refer- Sept. 1. ring to her time on the toxAs for her opponent, ics coalition. “Firefighters Judge says that he promised in particular face exposure bipartisanship but did not to toxicity from fighting deliver. “Litzow made the fires.” last vote at the She has end of the regubeen sad to lar [Legislative] see teachers session against vilified in the [bipartisan] dis c ussions budget that sent about educathe state into tion funding. special sessions Maureen Judge, that cost taxpay“It is easy Candidate for state Senate to point at ers $450,000. one group, That is money such as teachers, to take that could have gone to the blame for an issue. We schools,” she said. need to change the conversation.” Incumbent state Senator “Firefighters, nurses and Steve Litzow, Judge’s oppoteachers, need our sup- nent, reports that he has port,” she said. “We need lost seven pounds this to protect the people who campaign season. He has protect us.” kept track of how many Professionally, Judge doorbells he has rung. As is an independent mar- of Friday, Oct. 5, he reportIt’s that time of year for pumpkins, scarecrows, and the keting consultant. In the ed that he has been to 7,845 annual Chamber of Commerce trick-or-treating event. past, she was a manager for homes. In his last camPhoto by Rebecca Mar. Real Networks in Seattle paign, he lost 13 pounds. On Wednesday, Oct. 31, join princesses, superheroes, and later moved over to Litzow, a Republican, Darth Vaders and more for the Chamber’s trick-or-treating Expedia.com in Bellevue. is a management consulevent for children from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Town Center and She is a graduate of Boston tant and a former twoat South end businesses. Bring a donation for the Mercer University with a degree term Mercer Island City Island Food Pantry and get candy in return. in political science and Councilmember. English. She grew up in the He won the state Senate Seattle area. Judge is a mem- seat in 2010, defeating ber of the Mercer Island Randy Gordon, an attor- the state Legislature. He $350,000 in the bank as of Chamber of Commerce ney from Bellevue who has endorsements from Sept. 1. He says that as he has and has been on the board had been appointed to education and children’s talked to voters across the for the Youth and Family fulfill the term left open advocates. The senator worked as a district this spring and Services Foundation. She by Islander Fred Jarrett, moved to the Island in 2006 who left shortly after being marketing executive with summer, he hears three and lives on the North end elected to join the staff of Procter & Gamble. He is things. First, concerns currently a partner with about the economy and with her daughter, who the King County Council. attends Mercer Island High Litzow and his wife, EMM Group, a global mar- when and how it will turn keting management com- around; issues regarding School. Jenny, have lived on pany, and served education standards and In addition to her volun- Mercer Island for in senior man- funding adequacy; and, teer work as board presi- more than 15 years. agement roles finally, health care. dent of the Mercer Island They have four chilwith a number of He added that he is Youth and Family Services dren. local companies. somewhat surprised he had Foundation, Judge was a Litzow’s work Litzow is a not heard much during this member of the Executive in the Senate to member of the campaign about transporCommittee of the Board of date has earned board of the tation and environmental Directors of the Starlight him the Warren G. Bellevue College concerns. Children’s Foundation, Magnuson Award Steve Litzow Foundation, “People are too focused a nonprofit serving seri- for Bipartisan Summer Search, on those [first three] topics ously ill children and Leadership from their families. She has also the Municipal League of a nonprofit mentoring to even get to social issues served on the King County King County as well as program for at-risk youth, such as gay marriage,” he Conservation Voters Board the National Federation Thrive by Five, Puget Sound said. Litzow said he has been and four years on NARAL of Independent Business Ecosystem Coordinating Pro-Choice Washington’s ‘Guardian of Small Board and The Nature busy focused on early education and K-12 initiatives PAC board. Business Award’ for sup- Conservancy. According to state and education financing. Judge’s reports to the porting a more businessWshington State Public friendly environment in PDC reports, Litzow had Senate | Page 3

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Traffic and toll revenue on track for SR- 520, SR-167 this year By Reporter Staff

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Candidates for the 41st and 48th Districts participate in a candidate forum in Bellevue in early October. From left to right, 48th Dist., Pos. 1: Rep. Ross Hunter and Bill Hirt; 48th Dist., Pos. 2: Cyrus Habib and Hank Myers; 41st Dist., Pos. 2: Judy Clibborn; 41st Dist., Pos. 1: Rep. Marcie Maxwell and Tim Eaves; and 41st Dist., Senate: Maureen Judge and Sen. Steve Litzow. Craig Groshart (at podium), editor of the Bellevue Reporter, moderated the forum, sponsored by the Bellevue Downtown Association.

Senate | FROM 2 He is also on the Financial school district levy base. Institutions Housing & Regarding health care Insurance Committee and the issues being disand the Transportation cussed in the presidenCommittee. tial campaigns, Litzow He was the sole spon- says that he sees some sor of seven bills in the of the concern over how most recent Obamacare, or Legislative any alternative session and to it, would was a secondwork. ary sponsor of “I think we 150 more bills, have got to figboth signifiure out how it cant and sym[Obamacare] bolic. will work, not They include just now, but in SB 5213, on 10 years. The insurance statmechanics are Steve Litzow, important. The utes, which State senator delivery was passed and and signed access have to by the governor, and SB be worked out. How do 5784, on Regional Ocean we make it workable and Partnerships, also signed fair? by the governor — and “The good news is others that range from that more people will be modifying unemploy- covered. A piece of bad ment insurance, due to news is that we don’t have high unemployment in enough doctors to treat the state, to preserving a them all,” he said.

“We have to figure out how it [Obamacare] will work, not just now, but in 10 years.”

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Union challenges SODO stadium deal By Reporter Staff

The Seattle SODO stadium deal, the proposal to build a new basketball and hockey arena, is headed to court. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union local 19, filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court on Friday, Oct. 19, challenging the decision of the City of Seattle and King County to move forward with an agreement to build a sports arena in Seattle’s industrial SODO district. The lawsuit alleges that Seattle and King County violated the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). It asks the court to invalidate the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, and King County Executive Dow Constantine on Oct. 16. The lawsuit is available for downloading at www. gendlermann.com.

Traffic and revenue are meeting or exceeding expectations on the State Route 520 floating bridge while the popularity of the State Route 167 High Occupancy Toll lanes continues to rise, according to year-end financial statements. “This data shows that tolling can provide a big lift to keep traffic moving while generating revenue for future improvements,” said Craig Stone, WSDOT Toll Division director. “Drivers are also learning that tolling can help provide a more reliable trip.” Average daily traffic across the SR-520 floating bridge in 2012 has been 18 percent higher than expected. Weekend traffic across the bridge has steadily increased as well, with usage rates 36 percent more than anticipated. Even with the higher traffic volumes, drivers are saving about six minutes from their pre-toll travel times. “Most importantly, we’re ahead of the finan-

cial plan,” said Stone. “That keeps us on track to make debt payments to replace the vulnerable floating bridge.” WSDOT also reports traffic along SR-167 HOT lanes is flowing more efficiently, with volumes tripling since May 2008 while maintaining 60-mph traffic speeds. During weekday, peakhour travel, HOT lane drivers saved about six minutes of travel time by paying an average toll of $1.75. “Not everyone uses them every day, but the HOT lanes are there when people need them,” said Stone. Tolling on SR-520 is expected to raise $1 billion overall toward the $4.65 billion SR-520 bridge replacement and HOV program, which builds 12.8 miles of safety and mobility improvements from Interstate 5 in Seattle to State Route 202 in Redmond. The existing SR 520 floating bridge opened to traffic in 1963, and is vulnerable to sinking during a severe storm after weathering decades of wind and waves. The target date to open the new bridge to traffic is December 2014.

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Annual art fair brings together unique talents at Island’s Covenant Shores By Rebecca Mar

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Talent and dedication were on display during the arts and crafts fair at Covenant Shores on Mercer Island. The residents of Covenant Shores held their third annual fair on Thursday, Oct. 18. A wide variety of items were exhibited but not for sale, ranging from quilts and baskets to calligraphy and watercolors. Seated at one table, Al White explained to admirers how he uses a lathe to craft his California redwood bowls. Shirley Wilkinson demonstrated using a basket-weave stitch on needlepoint covers for a set of six chairs that had belonged to her mother. She started the project five years ago to reupholster each antique chair for her daughter and hopes to finish next month. Don Hanson described how his 36-inch, four-harness maple loom works — it is a loom that can hold more than 500 threads at once. A bass wood American kestrel,

or falcon, the handiwork of Jim Larson, was on display, and a how-to woodcarving video played on a large screen.  Bright, intricate quilts by Nancy Gronhovd and others added a splash of vibrant color to the show. Greta Baker’s handsewn dancing dresses were also presented. “My husband and I have been dancing ever since we got married, and that was 34 years ago,” Baker said. She and her husband, Robert, are ballroom dancers and also belong to the Scandia Folkdance Society. They attend Let’s Dance Club dances in the Mercer Island VFW Hall, in addition to the Austria Club’s Viennese Ball. Baker learned to sew as a teenager, taught by her mother, and this year alone has made 15 dresses. Various artists, including Donna Palmberg, Marilyn Howard, art instructor Owen Hall and others, exhibited their watercolors. The arts and crafts fair is held every October.

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Top left, Al White tells how he uses a lathe to create bowls out of California redwood, at the Covenant Shores Arts and Crafts Fair on Oct. 18, 2012. Bottom left, Shirley Wilkinson uses a basket weave stitch on a needlepoint chair cover. She is reupholstering six antique chairs that belonged to her mother, a project that she started five years ago.

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Top, Don Hanson built a 36-inch, four-harness weaving loom out of maple wood. The loom can hold more than 500 threads at once. Bottom, Jim Larson carved an American kestrel, or falcon, out of bass wood, displayed at the arts and crafts fair on Thursday, Oct. 18.

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e are fortunate to have Islanders such as Maureen Judge in our community. We are fortunate that she, along with many here, step up to serve our community. Judge, the Democratic candidate for state Senate in the 41st District is smart, articulate and gutsy. She has taken on serious challenges to our community in the work she has done as the leader of the Washington Toxics Coalition and as a volunteer in the community. There is no doubt that if she were not running against Islander and incumbent Steve Litzow in the race for the Legislature, we would throw our support her way. Steve Litzow is an eight-year veteran of the Mercer Island City Council and was elected to the state Legislature in 2010. His experience as a city councilman involved him in the very issues that concern the state as a whole; from transportation to the environment and budget issues. Litzow was always clear about his views — whether they were popular or not. As another Legislative session looms, we are hoping to see bipartisanship practiced rather than promised. The need to accomplish real change is acute — lawmakers must find a way to solve the education funding process, and other tough issues that cannot wait. For his part, Litzow has made headway. He, along with Ed Murray, the state Senate majority leader, was presented with the Warren G. Magnuson Memorial award for recognition of bipartisan leadership during the 2012 Legislative session. Judge focussed on one vote by Litzow — one that would limit access to women’s health and reproductive choices — as indicative of Litzow’s allegiance to party. But it was a vote against other parts of the measure. It does not reflect his view on reproductive health. It is our belief that Litzow has made good use of his time in the Senate — he has forged relationships and made real progress in the areas that Islanders care about. If Judge were to prevail over Litzow as state Senator, she would become the fifth person to hold that seat since 2008. The 41st District can do without more change in its leadership. We say, re-elect Steve Litzow for state Senator for the 41st District.

‘Litzow, along with Sen. Ed Murray, was honored for bipartisanship in the 2012 session.’

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To the editor Vote yes on Prop. #1 fire station levy Minutes matter: we can agree with the concept, whether it’s getting to an appointment or waiting for that all-important call for aid when you call 911. The South end fire station was built in 1962, when Mercer Island had 13,000 residents. It has been sufficient, but with our population at 23,000, it’s showing its age and needs vast improvement. By adding a new station we not only answer everyday safety concerns, but will address major issues that impact the whole Island. Being part of an integrated system requires that the South end station respond to South end emergencies and support major Islandwide events. It could be an earthquake or your neighbor’s heart attack. The cost for this project will be $5 per month for nine years, based on a median priced home of $700,000. Not a great deal of money for peace of mind and security. Join me in supporting this much-needed community infrastructure. Vote yes on Fire and Rescue, Proposition #1. Ida Ballasiotes Five-term state representative, Washington state Legislature

Minutes do matter – yes on fire station levy When I was asked to assist with the South end fire station capital levy, I must admit I was enjoying my new life as a recovering elected official; however, I felt very strongly there are some issues that are so important to our community that I could not step away from this request. For over 10 years, the City Council has been discussing the

deficiencies of the South end station, hoping that no major event would occur that would render the station non-responsive to our community’s needs at the time of a major disaster. Was there risk in our past inaction ... yes. What degree of risk, I do not know nor can I accurately speculate on the degree of that risk, but there was and is risk. It is now for us to decide what level of risk we are willing to live with. This levy is about taking action now, rather than living with the risk that our emergency response system could be impacted in the event of a major disaster, as well as correcting the deficiencies within the existing building that are impacting our current emergency response time. From my work with FEMA, I can say with confidence that all disasters are different and are extremely difficult to predict. I have come to the conclusion that the best defense for a community is an emergency response system that is well equipped and has the flexibility and capacity to respond to the unpredictable nature of emergencies. The proposed South end fire station addresses all of these elements.

Before May 31, 2011, I had a very different understanding and appreciation of our emergency response system; then I suffered a near fatal heart attack. At the time, I was 53 years old, and an avid rower. I was in top physical shape. After rowing practice on May 31, I experienced my heart attack. Due to our emergency response team (a service I never thought I would ever use), I was attended to and rushed to Overlake Hospital. Due to the excellent work by our firefighters, I survived and my heart is virtually undamaged. Only 20 percent of the people who experience my form of heart attack survive, and most of those who do survive live the rest of their lives with severely damaged hearts. In my case, as in most emergencies, minutes meant everything in determining the ultimate outcome of that emergency. Minutes do matter. The emergency response statistics of our Island firefighters are impressive; however, when it is you or your family in need, it is the one call that matters most to you. If you are as unfortunate as I was on that

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Oct. 9 Reckless driving: A witness

reported a reckless driver in a parking lot in the 2700 block of 76th Avenue S.E. at 8:55 a.m. The vehicle, a 2012 Scion, went onto grass and over a sidewalk while leaving the property. Police stopped the vehicle and cited the driver, a 48-year-old Mercer Island woman, for reckless driving. A video of the incident was recorded. Accident: Two vehicles collided at the entrance of the parking garage in the 7800 block of S.E. 27th Street at 11:50 a.m. A Lexus was exiting the parking garage while a van was leaving the maintenance area, and neither driver saw the other vehicle coming. The Lexus was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported. Burglary: Someone damaged the front door of a

residence in the 6200 block of 82nd Avenue S.E. sometime after Friday, Oct. 5. A burglar tried to pry open the front door, and failed. The door and its frame had scratch marks that could have been made by a screw driver. Runaway: A woman reported that her 17-year-old son ran away from home, on the South end, on Oct. 1 and did not return. The woman did not believe he was in danger, as he had been in contact with her by phone and texting.

Oct. 10 Fraud: A 33-year-old woman attempted to cash a “washed” check at the Chase Bank drive-thru in the 7900 block of S.E. 28th Street at 4:30 p.m. Becoming suspicious of the check, the teller asked the woman to finish the

PUBLIC NOTICES Mercer Island Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update Public Comment Period and Public Hearing Washington Dept. of Ecology is seeking comments on a comprehensive update to the City of Mercer Island’s shoreline master program. The proposed amendment will revise all aspects of the existing program including goals, policies, regulations, shoreline environment designations, and administrative procedures to comply with the State Shoreline Management Act (Chapter 90.58 RCW) and associated rules. Public comment accepted from October 22, 2012 through November 26, 2012 at 5 p.m. Public Hearing is November 8, 2012. Open House starts at 6 pm. Public Hearing starts at 7 pm. Mercer Island Community & Events Center, Mercer Room, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Documents are available for review at: http://www.ecy.wa. gov/ programs/sea/shorelines/smp/ mycomments/MercerIsland.html and the Dept. of Ecology NW Regional Office (address below) or the Mercer Island Development Services 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island WA 98040 Send comments to WA Dept. of Ecology, 3190–160th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98008; ph. 425649-4309; email Barbara.Nightingale@ecy.wa.gov. To receive documents in alternative formats: 425-649-7244. Persons with hearing loss: 711. Persons with speech disability: 1-877-8336341. Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on October 24, 2012. #692800. Mercer Island School District #400 High School Yearbook Bid Date: November 6, 2012

Mercer Island School District #400 4160 86th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040 206-236-3309 NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed Bids will be received by the Mercer Island School District #400 at 4160 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA, 98040 for the HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK #2012-01 until: (Wednesday) November 6, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at which time they will be opened and read aloud. Bids may be mailed to the above address or delivered Purchasing Office at address above. Specification documents may be obtained by bidders at the above location, or by calling 206-236-3310. The Board of Directors of the Mercer Island School District #400, reserves the right to reject any or all bids, and to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bidding. Bid envelopes shall bear the name and return address of the bidder. The outside of bid envelope must be labeled “BID #2012-01 HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK.” Improperly addressed or labeled bids may not be considered. The District will not be responsible for premature opening of bids not properly marked. By the order of the Board of Directors Mercer Island School District #400 Dates of Publication: October 24, 2012 and October 31, 2012 in the Mercer Island Reporter. #692805

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transaction inside. The suspect then drove away and left the check behind with a driver’s license. The check had been stolen, and belonged to a Kirkland resident.

Oct. 11 Accident: A Ford Focus went off the road on a curve and struck a tree in the 5400 block of East Mercer Way at 12 p.m. The 20-year-old driver, who said he was unfamiliar with the road, was cited for negligent driving. His vehicle left 54 feet of skid marks on the pavement and in the dirt. The driver said he was traveling 30 mph. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

Oct. 12 Bike found: A girl’s bicycle was found propped against a tree in the 2700 block of Island Crest Way, on the eastern side, at 1:52 a.m. Trespass at pool: Police found six juveniles, all Mercer Island boys, in the Mary Wayte Pool building after hours at 1:53 a.m. The teenagers fled the building but police detained and arrested one 16-year-old for trespassing. The group had been smoking marijuana inside the pool area. Police took marijuana into evidence, along with two cases of beer, a bong, bag of cups, skateboard and San Disk memory card. Liquor violation: Police arrested a juvenile suspect, 17, at 3:33 a.m. in the 9100 block of S.E. 42nd Street. The boy had been drinking and had been involved in the pool trespass incident several hours prior. He was released to his father. Harassment: A 41-year-

old Mercer Island woman reported being harassed by her boyfriend’s exgirlfriend. The suspect, a 33-year-old Maple Valley resident, set up a fake Facebook account impersonating the victim and sent several harassing emails to the victim.

Oct. 13 Valuables found: A small drawstring bag full of jewelry, foreign coins and medallions was recovered in a vacant lot next to the reporting party’s residence after noon in the 8400 block of West Mercer Way, on the South end. Theft: A hybrid mountain/ road bike worth $800 was stolen out of an open carport between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the neighborhood east of Homestead Field, in the 8200 block of S.E. 41st Street.

Oct. 14 Drugs: Police observed a

vehicle enter the Islander Middle School back lot and park behind the storage container at 12:59 a.m. in the 8200 block of S.E. 72nd Street. Police arrested one of the four occupants of the vehicle, a 17-year-old Mercer Island male, at 1:04 a.m. for being in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. There was a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle. Police found a glass pipe with burnt marijuana residue in the suspect’s pocket. The three other subjects were all males, age 16.

Oct. 15 Burglary: A resident of The Mercer apartments

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Mercer Island Police officers responded to a report of an armed home invasion robbery at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Lakes neighborhood. Police found that the incident was domestic violence-related, with a gun involved, in the 7400 block of 81st Place S.E., adjacent to Islander Middle School. Four Mercer Island police officers responded, along with one Bellevue officer. Reports indicated that one suspect, refusing to leave, had possibly barricaded himself inside the home with his girlfriend and her friend, the homeowner. The 41-year-old resident reported a burglary that happened on June 27. A couple’s apartment was broken into between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. A Sony laptop, iPod and $50 in cash were stolen, in the 7600 block of S.E. 27th Street. Drugs: A police officer stopped a speeding vehicle at 4:55 p.m. in the 7900 block of East Mercer Way. An odor of marijuana was detected inside the vehicle. Police detained the three juvenile occupants of the vehicle, notified their parents and found unpacked marijuana and paraphernalia in the vehicle after searching with consent. The teenagers, all Mercer Island boys, were released to their parents.

Oct. 16 Criminal impersonation:

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Patricia Clark, 89, residing at Covenant Shores, Mercer Island died peacefully Thursday, October 4. Born in Portland, Oregon, she received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College in 1948 and a master’s in social work at University of California Berkeley in 1950. As a social worker, she chose to specialize her work with children and families. Her professional career included both Massachusetts General Pediatric Service and the Child Development Clinic at Children’s Hospital, Seattle. Following retirement from Children’s in 1975, she did consulting work with graduate students at the University of Washington Speech and Hearing Clinic from 1977 to 1982. She had a lifelong love of bird watching, gardening, hiking, and traveled extensively all over the world. She retrained in horticulture and landscape design and worked at both Crissey’s Flowers and Gifts in Seattle and later Furney’s Nursery. Music was one of her passions and she sang in the adult choir at Emmanuel Episcopal Church for more than 20 years. She was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn (Mike) Blackstock, and nephew Clark Blackstock. She is survived by nieces Patsy Blackstock, Betsy Blackstock (David Kieburtz) and great niece Maggie Blackstock. Services for Patricia were held on Saturday, October 20, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Remembrances to Emmanuel Episcopal Church Endowment Fund or your favorite charity. 692065

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Oct. 17 Drugs: A police officer

responded to a report of suspicious activity and stopped a vehicle at 9:10 a.m. in the 3700 block of 77th Avenue S.E. There was an odor of marijuana inside the vehicle, occupied by two men, ages 23 and 33, and when the officer asked for the marijuana to be handed over, the passenger complied. The officer issued a citation. A Mercer Island man reported seeing someone dash around the hedge behind a dumpster at 1 p.m. in the 7800 block of S.E. 30th Street. He found a rubber glove and plastic bag of syringes with heroin stashed away, and notified police. Abandoned vehicle: Police impounded an abandoned Infiniti G20 parked, unoccupied, in a lane of travel in the 8000 block of North Mercer Way at 8:34 a.m. The vehicle was registered to a Mercer Island man.

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Island Police Department take all crimes involving domestic violence very seriously and are unbiased in our enforcement of those laws.

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Per the pedestrian on the roadway law, are pedestrians ever cited on Mercer Island? The answer is … pedestrians can be cited. However, we as a police department tend to focus more on providing education to both the drivers and pedestrians when it comes to vehicle/pedestrian right-of-way issues.

A few weeks ago, my house was broken into. After I had found out my house was broken into, I walked through most of my house to see what else was taken before I called 911. I was then told by a police officer who showed up at my house that staying inside my house was a bad idea and dangerous. Can you tell everyone what is the first thing they should do if they suspect someone has broken into their house so everyone knows? This is a great question that I rarely get a chance to educate people on. The moment you realize your house has been burglarized, get out of your house and immediately call 911. Especially if you have children, do not remain in your house until the police arrive and make sure the burglars are not still inside. Also, we as a police department don’t want you, or your children, to contaminate or destroy possible evidence (i.e. suspect fingerprints) that we might be able to find, which may allow us ultimately to find out who burglarized your house. Send your questions to Officer Jira at Rob.Jira@mercergov.org.

How much illegal parking occurs in the Town Center by people who park their cars on the streets overnight? Not a lot. I spoke with our parking enforcement officer and she told me that it is very rare. Mercer Island allows vehicles to park legally on city streets up to 72 hours (MICC 10.36.225). Many people park overnight in legal parking spots throughout the city, but they usually respect the 72-hour law and move their vehicle before that. If anyone has concerns or issues with people abusing this law, please contact our Police Support Officer Anna Ormsby at (206) 275-7932 or contact our non-emergency number at (425) 577-5656 to report these incidents. Do the police and the courts take domestic violence against men as serious as they do against women? Yes. We at the Mercer

Letters | FROM 5 time of need. I view this levy as a measure of how we look after one another; it is all about community. Please join me and leaders of our community, moms and dads, and your retired neighbors in support of a system that best prepares us all for that one call. Minutes do matter. Jim Pearman

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A driver was threatened at gunpoint on Monday evening, Oct. 15, in the 5000 block of 84th Avenue S.E., off of West Mercer Way. Two suspects attempted to carjack the victim’s vehicle at 7:28 p.m. The suspects, described as two black males between ages 20 and 25, entered the victim’s car but did not know how to drive the stick shift. They stole a laptop, checkbook and laptop bag out of the backseat before getting back into their own car and driving toward West Mercer Way. Both suspects were likely involved in two other incidents earlier that evening. Their vehicle matched the descriptions in all incidents. Mercer Island police responded to a report of a reckless vehicle, south-

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bound, in the 4300 block of Island Crest Way at 5:36 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15. According to NORCOM dispatch, the vehicle’s plates were listed as stolen out of Seattle and the vehicle, a 1998 Infiniti QX4, had been taken during an armed robbery. At that time, officers did not locate the suspect vehicle. Then, at 6:21 p.m., police responded to an incident of vehicular assault initially reported as a hit-and-run in the 3200 block of 74th Avenue S.E. The suspects drove their vehicle into the victim’s vehicle several times before leaving the scene. The victim noted the first part of the license plate as 507 and described the vehicle as a gold-colored, early ’90s Infinity SUV occupied by two black males, both in their late teens to early 20s. The victim of the attempted carjacking stated that the suspect driver pointed the gun at his face. The cases remain under investigation. Anyone who might have seen, or sees, the suspects should call 911.

on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. Newman was a world traveler and an adored Mercer Island High School boys soccer coach for 15 years. He died suddenly, Oct. 12, peacefully at home.

Legalizing marijuana could increase use | Island Forum By Dr. Julie Ellner

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We all agree that sniffing glue is not a good idea. It affects cognition. Same with lead paint. We go to great lengths to prevent our kids from being around it since we know that ingestion causes decreased intelligence. A study published this month in “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” shows that smoking marijuana four or more times per week in children under the age of 18 years causes a loss of up to eight IQ points. As a pediatrician on Mercer Island, I would like to prevent as many kids as possible from using marijuana in any amount. I am very concerned that legalization of marijuana will lead to higher teen use and abuse. Local Mercer Island data on alcohol use among our youth shows that 31 percent of all high school students have used alcohol in the past 30 days, and 20 percent have used marijuana. The rate of use is higher among our seniors in high school. When availability goes up, I believe marijuana

use will rise accordingly. It will be illegal for use by minors, but of course, so is alcohol. The political forces for legalization are planning for increased use and abuse and are prepared to use some of the tax and regulation fees on rehabilitation. We in medicine know that treatment of alcohol and drug abuse is not straightforward, and simply spending money doesn’t even begin to solve the problems incurred by those suffering from addiction. There are currently not enough resources to care for everyone, including our youth, with addiction of all kinds. Taking an action that will certainly increase use and abuse of a drug that has known dangers to our kids makes no sense. We all know that prevention is the best way to address the hazards of addictions. Marijuana is addictive, causes a decrease in memory, motivation, a lowering of intelligence, contributes to depression, and is particularly bad for the developing brain. I hope we do not make it more readily available for our youth.

“We all know that prevention is the best way to address the hazards of addictions.”

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Community briefs Sharing Spree Methodist Church works with Mercer rummage sale On Saturday, Oct. 27, from Island companies Local daily deal site Sharing Spree has made it a point to work with PTAs and school foundations. The site has recently partnered with the Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA) to help the organization boost donations. MIPA is a private nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to enhancing the lives of children from newborn through kindergarten in Mercer Island and the community at large. Anytime that MIPA is Sharing Spree’s featured nonprofit of the day, 10 percent of each deal sold is automatically donated to the organization. In addition, any and every time that MIPA supporters buy a deal on Sharing Spree, they can donate 5 percent of their purchase to WSUAA. The types of deals offered from Sharing Spree range from local restaurants to salons to personal service providers, home goods and even vacations. Mercer Wellness Chiropractic recently ran a deal for a chiropractic package that included an exam, X-ray and 60-minute massage for just $35. Spa Mercer has also offered a deal on a full body treatment for just $59. To learn more, visit sharingspree.com.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Mercer Island United Methodist Church will host a rummage sale. Designer clothes and shoes, and children’s and household items will be for sale. The location is 7070 S.E. 24th Street. For information, contact Susannah Lake at selake00@ gmail.com.

Nominations sought for MI Chamber Business of the Year It is time to nominate that special business for the Mercer Island Chamber’s Business of the Year Award. There are many unsung heroes among the businesses in the Mercer Island community. They support other local businesses, donate to school events, to events that support nonprofit organizations, and help with service club projects, to name just a few ways in which they are generous. Businesses do not need to be a member of the Chamber. The winner receives a year of free membership. Criteria for the award includes: • How the business has made a significant impact on Mercer Island’s economic vitality. • How the business has

brought value and benefit to the community. Past winners include: Studio 904, Auto Spa, North Mercer QFC, Tatters, Albertsons of Mercer Island, Mercer Island Florist, Island Books and Aljoya. To download a form, go to http://www.mercerislandchamber.com or call the Chamber office at 2323404.

National Charity League partners with Operation Homefront Three Western Washington Chapters of National Charity League, Inc., including the Mercer Island Evergreen chapter, partnered with Operation Homefront on Oct. 14 in an “American Baby Celebration – Salute to Cute” baby shower at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. Operation Homefront provides support to active duty military servicewomen and military spouses. The baby shower was the largest to date for Operation Homefront. The Seattle Center Foundation, celebrating its 50th Anniversary, provided the venue for 325 women, some of whom have already delivered their babies, including several sets of twins.   Charity League members helped the military families pick out items, served lunch,

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Mercer Island Halloween happenings Donate Halloween candy to troops overseas Dr. David Weed is teaming with Operation Gratitude to sweeten the life of deployed soldiers. The community can help by bringing excess unopened Halloween candy to his office on Thursday, Nov. 1, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The candy will then be shipped to Operation Gratitude, which will send the candy to troops deployed overseas. All donors will be entered into a drawing for an Oral B electric toothbrush. Anyone who would also like to send a note to a soldier can include that with the candy. Dr. Weed’s office is located at 2955 80th Ave. S.E., #101, on Mercer Island. MIPA Halloween party is Oct. 27 The Mercer Island Preschool Association will host a Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The party is designed for preschoolers and features Halloween-themed crafts, games, activities and trick or treats. Costumes are encouraged for the costume show and dance party. watched children and loaded cars. For more on the event and the work of the NCL, visit www.nationalcharityleague.org.

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Learn more at www. mipreschoolassociation. org/events. South QFC Halloween party The South end QFC store will host a trick or treat event for kids on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Games and treats will be offered, and the Mercer Island Fire Department will be on hand. Costumes are encouraged. MI Martial Arts annual Halloween party and food drive From 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, Mercer Island Martial Arts will host its annual Halloween party and food drive. The event raises money for the food bank and is the Halloween/Homework fall kickoff event. The community is welcome to attend. Learn more at www. mercerislandmartialarts. com. ‘Senseless’ YTN’s Haunted Forest continues Continuing this week, through Oct. 28, is Youth Theatre Northwest’s annual Haunted Forest. This year, ‘Senseless’ is the 40-minute guided performance and tour at Island Crest Park. More information is at www.mercerislandhauntedforest.com. More Halloween events are listed in this week’s Community Calendar on page 20. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., with the half price sale from 3 to 4 p.m. This year, along with a wide selection of items from Mercer Island residents, Sturtevants of Bellevue will also have a wide range of ski and snowboard gear. New this year is an online registration system for sellers to easily track their items. To learn more, visit www. mi-skiswap.com.

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Dan Aykroyd is not only an actor and comedian in film and on Saturday Night Live, but he’s also a winemaker and distiller. Aykroyd is coming to Tukwila for a special in-store appearance and bottle signing of his own Crystal Head Vodka on Friday, Oct. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Total Wine & More, 300 Andover Park W., in Southcenter. Aykroyd and his friend, artist John Alexander, were inspired by the legend of the 13 crystal heads found throughout the world to create their own distilled spirit named Crystal Head Vodka, according to a Total Wine & More press release. Bottled in a custom-made clear glass skull, the super-premium vodka is made with water from a deep aquifer in the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, blended with select grains for a creamy and slightly sweet finish, according to the release. “Our friend, Dan Aykroyd, has appeared at other locations of Total Wine & More throughout the years, and we are always delighted to see fans dressed as Ghostbusters or Blues Brothers; it really illustrates their excitement and love for such a talented person,” said David Trone, who co-owns Total Wine & More with his brother, Robert. “Given the close proximity to Halloween, we expect to see plenty of costumes in support of Dan and his Crystal Head Vodka.” Event attendees must purchase a bottle of Crystal Head Vodka at the Southcenter location in order to meet Aykroyd and have the bottle signed. Fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Aykroyd character.

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Esther Goldberg climbs the rigging on the Adventuress. the course of the trip. poise ducking in and out of It was interesting to hear the water. It was an amazing how plankton create the experience living as a part of oxygen we breathe or how nature, not just observing it. carbon dioxide invading In the beginning, I couldn’t the water kills so much sea take it: the vegetarian food life. If there — always a is anything I mixture that learned from included this trip, it’s beans — the the imporconstant tance of not work, the taking one ban on eleclittle thing for tronics. But Esther Goldberg after a while I granted — not food, not began to love water, not livit; I learned ing space, and not the natural to hold my breath to avoid beauty that surrounds us. the smell of the bathrooms There is nothing more and to take only as much as humbling than being on the I could eat. I learned to tie open sea, surrounded by obscure knots and how to water with the sun beating lift the hardest sail. I learned down on the enormous sails. that the administrators Or at night, with stars that and teachers at Northwest light up a pathway across the Yeshiva High School care sky. I saw amazing things deeply about their students I never thought I’d see — — and will even take surplus sea lions stretched out on a beans off our hands. buoy, plankton that light up Esther Goldberg is a freshin a wondrous fluorescent man at Northwest Yeshiva green, and the hint of a por- High School.

“There is nothing more humbling than being on the open sea.”

School from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Representatives from UC Berkeley, University of Washington, University of Oregon and Washington State University will be on hand with information and to answer questions. The event is free and there will be raffle prizes.

Q. What are some of the but bemoan the fact that typical mistakes you see we have so few private students make in terms of options locally, especially college planning? if you want to leave Seattle. A. This is a I just returned complex quesfrom spending tion that I will On College three days visanswer in muliting Whitman tiple columns. in Walla Walla. For now, I Having been will address thoroughly the biggest impressed problem I see, with the acaespecially for demic caliber students from of the student the Eastside. Joan Franklin body and the E s s e n t i a l l y, opportunities too many stuavailable for dents narrow their search students, I cannot repeat to the West Coast, with enough how important it most students wanting to is to consider looking at go to California. I love the schools you might not even sun, perhaps even more have considered, assuming than most, but that alone they are too small or in the is a poor reason to base middle of nowhere. I work your college choice. While with other students who California has some great will consider leaving the options, admission depart- Northwest but insist that ments want geographic the school be on one of two diversification and will not coasts and no further south accept all of our students, than Washington, D.C. even if they are qualified, These students are missing as they want to ensure that out on great opportunities, they have a wide represen- especially knowing that tation from across the coun- some of these schools may try and the globe. Other offer our students merit students want to remain aid since we now offer the in the Pacific Northwest geographic diversity they

are looking for. Students and families need to take the time or find resources to broaden their search to find schools beyond those that they have heard about or what they think will be “the best school my student can get into” based on college rankings or reputation. The hardest job that I face is encouraging students to look beyond schools with D1 sports and school spirit. It remains difficult to ask a 17-year-old student to see beyond their immediate interests and consider what might be important in a college four years down the road. I think all students should make a point of visiting some small private schools along with large public universities to educate themselves on the pros and cons of each. Joan Franklin is the owner of MI College Support, an independent college counseling practice (www.micollegesupport.org). She can be reached at (206) 232-5626 or joanfranklin@micollegesupport.org.

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When first mate Amy told me there would be no iPods allowed, my heart sank. What was I going to do all day? When I first stepped aboard the 100-foot, nearly 100-year-old Sound Adventuress sailboat that would become my home over the next four days, I was expecting a couple of days to relax on a boat, but dreading the lack of showers and constant proximity with my classmates. My expectations were blown out of the water. Literally. At first it was really exhausting, the sun beating on me from all angles, and meals that seemed like nothing but beans. But as I got to know the 12-person crew and put effort into the sailing, everything began to click. The sails went up with the sea shanty we sang and it was a sight to behold. This is how I spent the third week of my freshman year at Northwest Yeshiva High School. I learned three remarkable ideas from my experience on the sailboat: environmental awareness, community, the beauty of nature. Without Internet or electronics, I was forced to be constantly present and a part of the boat community. We all quickly learned how much work the boat requires as we watched our crew members lend each other an immediate hand anytime they were asked. The crew became like family — each night they sang us to sleep and woke us in the morning. We felt peaceful and warm and safe, crew and classmates huddled together, slowly being rocked to sleep. When you go on a sailboat, everything is rationed: food, water, supplies, oil, electricity and more. Every night, Zeal, the boat’s engineer, would talk about a different type of resource that has to be carefully managed throughout

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Volunteers round up thousands of abandoned shopping carts ers. The effort has saved those businesses more than $483,000 in replacement costs, said Federal Way Police Department Cmdr. Chris Norman. Outside of that, the team has also recycled 2,690 pounds of “unidentifiable” carts since its creation. Norman was on hand during a recent Federal Way city council meeting to review the work that the cart recovery team has done since its inception late last year. “This team has been positively impacting shoppers, retailers, ditches, sidewalks, parking lots, wetlands and woodlands, and just about everywhere else since September of 2010,” Norman said. Federal Way looked at what local cities were doing, and found that any punitive measures were contradictory to a “business-friendly Federal Way,” Norman said. “Unfortunately, the assisting

state statute for shopping cart theft is ineffective and unenforceable.” And so the recovery team was formed. The volunteers use a semi-retired police car and a trailer that the emergency operation center owns, a hotline and an online reporting option and city security cameras. Mayor Skip Priest was impressed with the effort of the cart recovery team and what it has been able to do in its first year. “Many times we see someone say, ‘There are astounding numbers,’” he said. “And I must admit that I was cynically waiting for an ‘astounding’ number, but I was absolutely shocked at 3,456 carts. That is amazing. Those numbers are astounding.”

While 10 or more teach- quate and updated training ers and administrators and information.” responded to the incidents In the OAH decision, The Wilts then took their and their aftermath, they the district is instructed appeal to the Washington were faulted to update its state Office of the for not “conpolicies and Superintendent of Public ducting a procedure Instruction. From there, the thorough as required appeal was directed to the investigaby law to OAH. tion, leaving address disTeachers and administraout key tasks crimination. tors dealt with the accuand pieces Additional sations and incidents, but of informatraining has did not — according to the tion that also been OAH — handle the incishould have ordered for dents completely. Among been shared administrathe nearly 90 findings of with all partors and staff. Gary Plano, fact, the OAH determined ties, failing to Superintendent, Mercer Island In a statethat the school district let punish or deal ment posted School District the focus for the discrimiwith perpetraon the school nation fall upon the student tors in a timedistrict’s weband his behaviors. ly fashion, site, Plano “They used the fact that doing complete fact-finding wrote: “We are committed we took our [son] out of through interviews of all to providing an educational special education in a retalparties, or providing ade- environment free from any iatory fashion,” Wilt said. discrimination, including student-on-student, harassment and bullying. “Despite our best efforts, in October of 2011 at Islander Middle School, facebook.com/MIReporter there were reports of isoMercer Island lated student-on-student EPORTER

harassment, largely in the form of racial harassment. The teachers and administrators took immediate action to address the situation, and worked extensively with the family and school community. These measures have been effective. “The district respectfully disagrees with the recent administrative law judge’s determination regarding this situation. The district is reviewing its options with legal counsel, including whether to appeal the decision: ‘We are committed to open and transparent communications around this issue and will be proactively sharing information with parents and staff to address any concerns they may have.’” The Wilt family indicated they will likely take civil action against the school district. Their son remains a student at Islander Middle School.

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The trombone section of the Islander marching band makes its way through the streets of downtown Mercer Island during Friday afternoon’s parade.

Inquiry | FROM 1 apples, essays that described harm, poor grades and tears. In November, in a single page letter that accompanied the district’s own investigative report (conducted by the school district via an outside party with ties to the district) into the matter, School Superintendent Gary Plano notified the parents of his decision that the investigation and the actions taken were sufficient. It also said that meaningful steps had been taken to address the

complaints. The parents of the student, Robin and Nicholas Wilt, disagreed and appealed to the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors. They voted in February to uphold Plano’s decision. The Wilt family was stunned. “We could not believe that we found ourselves in this situation,” Robin Wilt said. “If they would have been willing to work with us, it would not have escalated to this level.”

A strange and unexpected consequence of the economic downturn is the proliferation of abandoned shopping carts throughout local cities. Visit Tacoma, and you’ll find shopping carts sitting forlornly on sidewalks to busy streets, their purpose in life no longer being fulfilled. There are laws that prohibit abandoning the carts, but to little effect. In other places, they’ve put certain mechanisms on the carts that stop people from removing them from the property. In Federal Way, local streets and parking lots are monitored by the dedicated volunteer Shopping Cart Recovery Team of Frank Gabreluk, Dan Goede, Mari Ikeda-Gomes, Lottie Kinney and John McLaren. The team has recovered 3,456 carts and returned them to their proper own-

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Winter driving ahead By Reporter Staff

It’s time to prepare for rain, wind, snow and ice, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Here’s what drivers can do to prepare for wintry roadway conditions: • Download, print and carry the WSDOT Winter Driving Guide at www. wsdot.wa.gov/winter • Download the WSDOT mobile app to your smartphone at www.wsdot.wa.gov/ traffic/seattle/products/ • Get your car ready and allow for extra time to cross all mountain passes. • Carry chains and know the traction and chain requirements. Mountain pass traction and chain requirements are available on the WSDOT website, highway advisory signs and highway advisory radio. • Preset 530 AM and 1610 AM on your radio. Studded tires are legal for use only between Nov. 1 and March 31 in Washington state. In addition to larger trucks hauling freight, the Washington State Patrol reminds all drivers that some larger passenger trucks, SUVs, recreational vehicles and trucks hauling trailers must also carry chains. Tires labeled as all-season, all-weather, snow tire or studded (must be labeled M&S or with the mountain/ snowflake symbol on the sidewall) qualify so long as they meet the standards set in WAC 204-24-040 Traction Devices. When WSDOT requires chains to be put on, that also includes studded tires. To learn more, go to www. wsdot.gov.

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YES on 1240 Will Give More Washington Students A Chance To Succeed Initiative 1240 will allow up to 40 public charter schools in Washington state over the next five years. Charter schools are public schools that are free and open to all students, with the same teacher certification requirements and academic standards as traditional public schools, and funded based on

student enrollment just like other public schools. However, charter schools allow teachers and principals more flexibility to meet the needs of students, which is especially important for students who are not succeeding in traditional schools. Please join us in voting YES on 1240.

Parents, Teachers, Civic & Education Leaders Urge YES on 1240

“Public charter schools across the country have a proven track record of helping students succeed, especially those at risk of falling through the cracks. Initiative 1240 brings the best of what works in other states to Washington.“ Dr. Sam Smith Former President Washington State University

“Public charter schools allow teachers and principals more flexibility to meet the needs of students, especially students who aren’t succeeding in traditional public school settings. That’s why I support a YES vote on 1240.” Joan Ferrigno Public High School Principal Seattle

“As a parent of two young children, I understand that every child learns differently. I-1240 provides Washington parents more options to find the best learning environment for our children.” Tania de Sá Campos Public School Parent and Elementary School Parent Volunteer Seattle

“I’ve studied public charter schools across the country, and I support a YES vote on 1240. Initiative 1240 is a well-written law that requires strict accountability and annual performance reviews. And 1240 ensures that public funding stays with public schools– following students just as it does now.” Professor Paul T. Hill, Ph.D. University of Washington Founder, Center on Reinventing Public Education

“As a public school teacher, I’m a strong believer in public education. That’s why I support a YES vote on 1240, to allow public charter schools in Washington. Charter schools give teachers and principals more flexibility to meet the needs of our students… and more options to help them succeed.” Chris Eide Public School Teacher and Co-Founder, Teachers United

“As a proud graduate of Tacoma Public Schools, an advocate for public education and an elected official who cares deeply about our city and state’s future, I urge you to join me and cast your vote for Initiative 1240.” Marilyn Strickland Mayor, City of Tacoma Member, Public Education Task Force U.S. Conference of Mayors

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Arts briefs Snow White at YTN begins Nov. 2 Performances of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are set for November 2-18. Youth Theatre’s production takes the story back to its original roots with The Brothers Grimm, expanding an already lush fairy tale with new characters and intricate storylines. For i n for m a tion and tickets, visit Youththeatrenorthwest.org.

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Jewish themes in modern dance at SJCC On Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. Donald Byrd, a renowned contemporary dance choreographer with discuss “The Theater of Needless Talents,” an awardwinning work depicting his vision of the Holocaust. Byrd shows how he creates dances incorporating Jewish themes and talks about his work at the American Academy in

Five Islanders in PNB ‘Nutcracker’ It is Nutcracker season at Pacific Northwest Ballet. PNB’s annual Stowell/ Sendak “Nutcracker” features over 200 roles danced by professional dancers and students, including five from Mercer Island: Ana Ko Glass, Vivian Jacobs, Jessica Li, Elizabeth Park and Sarah Pickles. Islander Middle School students Glass, Pickles and Jacobs play “Scrim” mice and a servant, respectively. Li, a Mercer Island High

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or Islander Doris Hill, the second time she faced cancer was more frightening than the first. It was 15 years ago, when Hill first felt a lump in her breast. She was afraid. She called her sister who told her not to get too upset. “Oh Doris, she said, “I get lumps all the time.” Armed with optimism, she went to the doctor for tests. But the news was not good.

what it was. Those were long days. The doctors decided another lumpectomy was in order. It came back negative. She was cancer-free. The second time around she said, really changed her life. “I knew already that you really do need to smell the roses. But after a while, you get kind of lax,” she said. “Having the second lump, made me sit up again and pay attention. I really count my blessings and still do every day.”

Now 65, Hill says that she is a regular exerciser and stays involved. She and her husband have lived on the Island It took her a while, she said, to be able since 1984 and raised two children to listen and understand her diagnosis who attended Island schools and have and hear what would happen next. two grandchildren. She is a multi-year participant of the Susan G. Komen She was sent to a surgeon and Walk for the Cure. She is involved remembers well the day when she had her lumpectomy. It was two days in the Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation and has appeared several before her 50th birthday. times as Ms. August in their annual She had hoped to avoid calendar that raises money for their chemotherapy, but the size of the work. The retired King County Metro tumor meant that her risk for the employee works with cancer support cancer to spread was too high. “It groups, helping newly diagnosed scared me,” she said. “I thought, do I patients face what is ahead. really have to do this?” “What really helped me was talking to Again, she made herself listen and other women,” she said. Every time I learn. heard the word ‘survivor,’ it gave me The chemo was not pleasant but it was hope.” not as bad as she thought it would be. Now she proudly tells others that she

School sophomore, plays a Chinese character, and Park, who attends The Evergreen School, plays an infantryman. Performances of the holiday tradition returnsto Seattle Center’s McCaw Hall for 30 performances, Dec. 7 through Dec. 29. For more information about the production, go to www.pnb.org/ Season/12-13/Nutcracker.

‘Chicken Soup’ book features Island physician Islander and physician Kimberly Allison is part of a new ‘Chicken Soup’ book about survinging breast cancer. Allison, a cancer physician herself, is the author of a piece within the book that recounts her reconstructive surgery after her own cancer treatments. The book’s title is hope and healing for your breast cancer journey, offers lessons on coping, A statement by Allison appears on the book’s cover.

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There are more than 250 ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ titles including this one that features a piece written by Islander physician, Kimberly Allison.

“I was in shock,” she remembered when they gave her the news.

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SPORTS

This weekend the fall sports tournaments will kick into high gear with the KingCo swimming and volleyball tournaments. To get updates, follow us on Twitter at MIRsports and online at www.mi-reporter.com.

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Mercer Island girls soccer prepares for postseason By Megan Managan

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With just one more regular season game to go this year, the Mercer Island girls soccer team is preparing for the postseason. The team, which is likely to enter the Kingco tournament as the No. 2 seed, played its final regular home game Tuesday night, after Reporter deadline, against Mount Si. Last week the Islanders split their games, beating Juanita, 3-0, on Tuesday and losing 2-0 to Liberty on Thursday. As of then, the team’s record was 11-2-1. “We need to finish the season strong,” said head coach Terry Ryan. “We need to play the best soccer we can.” While the top team in KingCo automatically earns a berth to the 3A state tour-

nament, the No. 2 team has to play to get in, facing three games in six days. If the team can survive the tough schedule, it will also earn a place at state. “We have to keep doing what we’re doing,” said Ryan. “We’ve been playing very well. I’m impressed with the quality of these kids — they are right there are the top.” Both of the Islanders’ league losses this season have come against opponents who finished either first or second in state the year prior. Interlake was the 2A state champion last year, and Liberty finished second in the 3A contest. Against Juanita on Tuesday, the Islanders battled with the Rebels throughout the first half, as both teams fought to gain control of the game.

Early in the second half, the Islanders appeared to be knocking at the door, holding the ball on the Rebels’ half of the field, and finally in the 63rd minute, the Islanders kicked the door open. Jamie Mounger connected a header to the back of the net off a corner from teammate Marissa Hammerstrom in the 63rd minute. Five minutes later, Kianna Chang scored on a rebound, after Michele Day shot the ball. Day scored a goal of her own, this time assisted by Chang, in the 70th minute. On Thursday, the Islanders headed south to play Liberty, falling 2-0. Ryan said Liberty hit the mark with the first goal in

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Football | Mount si 38, Mercer Island 7

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Islander running back Risley Lesko is tackled for a loss in the backfield by two Mount Si defenders in the Islanders’ 38-7 homecoming loss on Friday night. By Megan Managan

mmanagan@mi-reporter.com

The Mercer Island football team lost to Mount Si during homecoming on Friday night. The final score was 38-7. Mount Si handily controlled the game in the first half, holding Mercer Island from crossing the halfway mark on the field until the second quarter. Mercer Island started with the ball, but a fumble recovered by the Wildcats turned

into the first touchdown of the night with 11:50 on the clock. Starting on the 20-yard line, Mount Si held Mercer Island from gaining ground, forcing the Islanders to punt. With 10:28 left in the first, Mount Si hit the mark for the second time, leading 14-0. Mercer Island regained the ball with 7:28 left in the quarter, but fumbled it on the 16-yard line, which Mount Si turned into a touchdown on the next

Mercer Island volleyball wins KingCo season title First regular season crown for Islanders since 2008 season Juanita’s Sam Bakory races to beat Mercer Island’s Carly Ledbetter to the ball during the �win laces o� onWorshi� Islanders’ home over the Rebels Tuesday, Oct. 16.

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on Thursday night. The Islanders swept Mount Si this season, beating the Wildcats on Thursday, 3-2, and clinched the team’s first regular season KingCo title since 2008. Mercer Island lost the first match, 14-25, but bounced back 25-23 and 25-20 in the second and third games. Mount Si won match four, 25-22, but Mercer Island pushed forward and took the last game, 15-13, to win the night. Brooke Behrbaum had five kills and five blocks

play. Mercer Island made progress in their final possessions of the quarter, but  couldn’t  make enough progress to get into the end zone. The quarter ended with the Wildcats leading 21-0. Mercer Island recovered a Mount Si fumble early in the second quarter, but  couldn’t  convert third down, and Mount Si took over at the 21. Moving

football | Page 18 during the game, and Kris Brackmann added seven kills and three blocks. Sara Lindquist had 14 kills and six aces, while Lottie MacAulay added seven kills and three blocks. Carly Wilson had 41 assists during the games, with three aces. Jemma Yeadon had 14 kills, 10 digs and four aces while sister Lorial Yeadon had 11 digs. The Islanders will travel to Bellevue on Oct. 23 for a 7 p.m. final game of the regular season. Mercer Island will enter the KingCo tournament, which begins on Thursday, Oct. 25, as the No. 1 team. The tournament will take place at Sammamish High School.

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Children scramble for candy thrown from floats during Friday afternoon’s parade. Below, the Mercer Island High School marching band trombone section marches through the Town Center during the annual homecoming parade on Friday, Oct. 19. Bottom, Charlie Gardner and Cristina Scalzo, the Mercer Island High School homecoming king and queen, ride in a classic Corvette in the homecoming parade, Friday afternoon, in downtown Mercer Island.

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Dressed as a swashbuckler, Logan Meek rides the back of Ben Berejta during Friday afternoon’s parade.

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Stranded on a deserted tropical island, Carissa Ham is the only senior riding on the actual float during Friday afternoon’s parade — the other 11 seniors were piled into the Jeep pulling the float. Below, the Mercer Island High School marching band hams it up while performing during halftime.


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Islanders cross country second, third at KingCo meet meet on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle. The meet begins at 2:30 p.m. with the boys race, followed by the girls race at 3:15 p.m. The awards presentation will take place at 5:15 p.m.

Teams will compete in SeaKing District meet this Thursday, Oct. 25 By Megan Managan

The top five boys and girls teams will advance from districts to the state meet on Nov. 3 in Pasco. Runners in the top 25 overall, whose team does not qualify, will also advance to state.

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The Mercer Island boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Lake Sammamish State Park on Thursday, Oct. 18, for the KingCo meet. The girls team finished second with 68 points, behind Liberty, with 40. The boys team finished in third place with 83 points, behind Bellevue with 53 and Interlake with 75. Individually, Daniel Mayer finished in fourth place with a 16:38 time. Eric Schulz was fifth in 16:42, followed by Matt Wotipka, who earned eighth place with a 16:45 finish. Nathan Cummings was 32rd overall in 17:42, Dylan Lesko was 34th in 17:53, Nathan Gallatin was 36th in 18:09 and Kyle Weiss was 50th in 18:58. In the girls race, Alida Scalzo was fifth overall in 19:29, Alexa Bauman finished in 12th place in 20:06, and Linden Elggren was 16th overall in 20:21, with Sarah Bjarnason in 19th place in 20:44. Rachel Van Gelder finished the race in 20:53 for 21st place, Cecelia Rosenman was 22nd in 21:01 and Ella Green finished in 38th place with a 22:35 time. Both teams will compete in the SeaKing District

football | FROM 16 quickly down field, Mount Si scored with 4:44 left in the half. The Wildcats led 28-0. Mount Si would go on to score once more in the half, on a quick run with 3:15 left on the clock for a 31-0 lead. The team attempted a field goal from the 29-yard line, but Cameron Van Winkle’s kick bounced off the bottom bar. After the break, Mercer Island found renewed strength on the field, forcing Mount Si to punt and taking over on the 41-yard line. The Islanders put together a solid drive, ending with Matt Orehek scoring the team’s first and only touchdown of the night. The Islanders trailed 31-7. Mount Si scored the final points of the night with 1:17 left in the third

quarter to lead 38-7. Next Friday, Oct. 26, Mercer Island will host Bellevue in the final game of the regular season. The Wolverines, undefeated this season, lead KingCo

with a 7-0 record this season. Friday’s game is also the annual All Island Band Night, featuring bands from the Island middle and elementary schools.

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Mercer Island High School’s Daniel Mayer and Eric Schulz race during the KingCo championship meet on Thursday, Oct. 18. Mayer finished in third place, while Schulz finished in fourth overall.

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Mercer Island junior Alida Scalzo (center) races during the KingCo meet on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Lake Sammamish State Park.

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In a defensive bright spot, Islander defensive lineman Zach Bucklin (No. 84) sacks Mount Si quarterback Nick Mitchell with Islander linebacker Josh Omdal there to congratulate him. Above, Islander quarterback Brian Higgins drops back, looking to pass under pressure.

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the 60th minute, and as Mercer Island pressed to attempt to tie the game, Liberty countered and scored the second goal. “The girls have worked so hard, and we’ve really just given them the platform to succeed,” said the coach. In order to continue their success, he said they simply have to continue doing what they’ve been doing. “They have to play really well,” said Ryan. “They have to continue to just play well.” The team will travel to Bellevue on Thursday, Oct. 25, for the final game of the regular season. The game against the Wolverines is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. The team will begin postseason play next week. Game times and information will be available online at www.mi-reporter.com.

Islander fall sports earn academic honors

MI tennis wins KingCo title By Megan Managan

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The Mercer Island boys tennis team won the KingCo title on Thursday, after playing in the league tournament at Mount Si High School. “They did really well,” said head coach Jamie Dieveney. “It was really a team effort all the way around.” In the singles competition, Brian Hou finished second overall, while Henry Smith was fourth. Zach Elliott finished in sixth place. In the doubles tournament, it was an all-Mercer Island final. “It was pretty cool,” said the coach. In the end, Kyle Baska

Several of the Mercer Island High School fall sports teams have earned academic honors this season. Six of the eight teams won the Outstanding Scholastic Team Award, posting team grade point averages of 3.5 or higher. The boys cross country had a team GPA of 3.876, the girls cross country team

posted a 3.853 average and the boys tennis team had a 3.731 average. The girls swim and diving team had an average GPA of 3.696, girls soccer came in with 3.625 and the volleyball team had an average GPA of 3.516. Two teams earned the Distinguished Scholastic Team Award, earning an average GPA of 3.0 or higher. The boys golf team had an average of 3.482, and the football team’s average GPA was 3.273.

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Mercer Island’s Sylvie Dornay and Juanita’s Tessa Wuchter race after a loose ball during the Islanders’ home win over the Rebels on Tuesday, Oct. 16. and partner Matt Seifert beat teammates Charlie Williams and Ben Elliott for the KingCo title. The team’s third duo, Spencer Dillion and Max Tilden, finished in fourth place overall. The top four finishers in each tournament earned spots in the SeaKing District competition, which will be held next spring. “I was very pleased with how the season went,” said Dieveney. “A big part of it is the nature in which the boys compete. They are class acts. Every time they represented the school and Island well.” The team hopes to earn its third straight state title next spring, but will have continue to work in the offseason to do so. “The goal of the team is to win another state title, but it’s going to be tough,” said the coach.

Boys golf third at KingCo tournament By Megan Managan

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The Mercer Island boys golf team traveled to Willows Run Golf Course on Tuesday, Oct. 16, for the KingCo championship. As a team, the Islanders finished in third place with a score of 415. Interlake was first with 384, and Bellevue was second with 397. Individually, Sam Varon, had Mercer Island’s top finish. He came in eighth place with a 78. Eric Kim was 15th overall with an 81.

Both qualified to move on to the SeaKing District championship next Monday, Oct. 22, also at Willows Run. The top 18 golfers earn spots in the next round. Mercer Island freshman Zach Evens finished in 19th place, missing the cut by one shot, shooting 84. Josh Graham was 28th overall with an 86, the same as teammate William Medlock in 29th place. Luke Mounger finished in 34th place with an 89. Juanita’s Frank Garber won the tournament, shooting a 74.

If you have sports news to share with Mercer Island, email it to sports writer Megan Managan at mmanagan@ mi-reporter.com. Submissions are printed on a space-available basis and are also available online at www.mi-reporter.com.

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MEETING NOTICE Mercer Island School District Unless otherwise noted, school board meetings are held at 4160 86th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, in the Board Room. Board meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Regular board meetings begin at 7:00 pm.

Regular School Board Meeting Thursday October 25, 2012 Board Room 5:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

5:45 p.m. Call to Order Regular Meeting of the Board Recess to executive session with legal counsel present to discuss potential litigation pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(i) 7:00 p.m. Reconvene Regular Board Meeting and Establishment of Agenda WORK AND DELIBERATION Partial Governance Process Monitoring • Board Policy 1800 – OE-10: Instructional Program u Mercer Island High School SIP Full Governance Process Monitoring* • Board Policy 1800 – OE-9 Communication/Support to the Board

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Mercer Island tennis coach Jamie Dieveney coached doubles players Kyle Baska and Matt Seifert to the KingCo tournament doubles championship last week. The duo faced another Mercer Island pair in the finals.

MIHS sports Oct. 24 to Oct. 27 To see a schedule for this week’s Mercer Island High School fall sports,

visit www.mi-reporter. com. A look at the playoff picture for fall sports can also be found on the Sports blog From the Goal Line.

• Board Policy 1400 – Board Meetings and potential move to City Hall Chambers *Action may take place Agenda items are subject to change. Please verify agenda items by going to www.mercerislandschools.org/boardagendas

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Saturday | 27 MIUMC Rummage Sale: 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 27, Mercer Island United Methodist Church, 7070 S.E. 24th Street. Designer clothes and shoes, children’s and household items. City of Mercer Island Fall Recycling Event: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,

Oct. 27, Mercer Island Boat Launch, 3600 East Mercer Way. This community event is a chance to safely dispose of old equipment and household items cluttering basements and garages. For a list of acceptable and unacceptable items, go to the city’s website at www.mercergov. org. MIPA Halloween Party: 10 a.m.12 p.m., Oct. 27, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. A Halloween party designed for preschoolers with Halloweenthemed crafts, games, activities and tricks or treats. Wear a costume for the costume show and dance party. www. mipreschoolassociation.org/ events. South QFC Halloween Party: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 27, South end QFC, 8421 S.E. 68th Street. Trick or treat event for kids. Games and treats offered. The fire department will be present. Costumes are encouraged. Mercer Island Martial Arts Annual Halloween Party and Food Drive: 1-4 p.m., Oct. 27,

2630 77th Ave. S.E., #106-108. An event to raise money for the Mercer Island food bank. Halloween/Homework Fall Kickoff event. The community is welcome to attend. www. mercerislandmartialarts.com.

Alpenland Delicatessen Oktoberfest Celebration: 6-9

p.m., Oct. 27, 2707 78th Ave.

S.E. Celebrate Oktoberfest and the addition of the deli’s new beer and wine license. Dinner menu features house favorites, seasonal specialties and discounts on imported beer and wine. Come meet the owners and staff of Alpenland.

Monday | 29 Dr. Fredric Tobis Book Talk on Health Care Crisis: 7 p.m.,

Oct. 29, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Come discuss the health care issues and solutions with Dr. Fredric Tobis and his new book, “The Healthcare Crisis: The Urgent Need for Physician Leadership.” Book signing. Dr. Tobis is the founder of the Center for Physician Leadership Training and current chairman of one of Washington State’s District Healthcare Advisory Committees. Free. www.mercerislandbooks.com.

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

Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. The club meets every Tuesday. Each meeting covers club activities and features a weekly guest speaker. The general public is welcome to attend.

Debunking Marijuana Myths:

7-8:30 p.m., Oct. 30, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Learn about marijuana and its effects. This program is suitable for adults and high school students. Mercer Island Communities That Care, Mercer Island Youth and Family Services.

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Wednesday | 31 Annual Chamber of Commerce Kids’ Trick-or-Treating Event:

3-5 p.m., Oct. 31, downtown Mercer Island. Join the Town Center and South end businesses for this annual event. There is no cost to participate except for candy and costumes/masks (costume or mask required). Bring a donation for the Mercer Island Food Bank. Participating businesses will receive posters for their doors or windows — call or email the Chamber to sign up.

Thursday | 1 MIVAL Meeting: 11:30 a.m.-2

p.m., Nov. 1, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Social hour starts at 11:30 a.m. Potluck lunch: 12-2 p.m. Board member election. www. mival.org.

MIVAL Holiday Show Opening Reception: 6-8 p.m., Mercer

Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Awards presentation: 7 p.m. www.mival.org.

Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce November Membership Luncheon: 12-1:15

p.m., Nov. 1, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Matt Youngquist. Informal Networking: 11:45 a.m. Topic: how to utilize the Linked-In social media platform to enhance your networking and personal branding. Luncheon cost: $15 (members), $20 (nonmembers and members without reservations). Reservations deadline: 4 p.m., Oct. 30. (206) 232-3404, info@ mercerislandchamberofcommerce.org. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support

Group: 3 p.m., Nov. 1, Mercer

Island Senior Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Caregiver Support Groups provide a consistent and caring place for group members to discuss the challenges and problems of the disease, share their feelings and find emotional support, and exchange information and educate themselves about Alzheimer’s disease. Free. Contact: Carin Mack, (206) 230-0166.

Mercer Island Freemasons Meeting: 7:30-9:30 p.m.,

Nov. 1, VFW Post 5760, 1836 72nd Ave. S.E. Mercer Island Lodge #297, Free & Accepted Masons of Washington, meets every first Thursday at the VFW Post. Membership is by request. Contact: John Gebhart, john.e.gebhart@ gmail.com. www.mercerislandmasons.org.

Friday | 2 MIVAL Special Artists Reception: 5-8 p.m., Nov. 2,

MIVAL Gallery, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. “Fall Celebrations” exhibits at the gallery for the month of November. www. mival.org.

Saturday | 3 Islander Middle School PTSA Ski and Snowboard Sale and Swap: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov.

3, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd Street. IMS and Sturtevants will host the 29th annual Ski and Snowboard Swap and More. Sturtevants will offer a wide range of ski, snowboard gear and clothing in addition to your consignments. New this year: a new section with a variety of consignment sporting goods. All proceeds will be donated to IMS educational and after-

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Donna Palmberg’s watercolor paintings are featured in the annual Covenant Shores Arts and Crafts Fair, Oct. 18, 2012. school programming. miskiswap.com.

Sunday | 4 SJCC Jewish Touch Lecture Series: “Jewish Themes in

Modern Dance,” 2 p.m., Nov. 4, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Donald Byrd, Seattle’s renowned contemporary dance choreographer, discusses “The Theater of Needless Talents,” an awardwinning work depicting his vision of the Holocaust. Tickets: $8 (members), $12 (nonmembers). www.sjcc.org.

Wednesday | 7 Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Nov. 7,

Mercer Island Presbyterian

Library 4400 88th Ave. S.E. (206) 236-3537 www.kcls.org Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 7 p.m., Oct. 24. Get

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Saturday Matinee Film Series - Occupied With Wall Street:

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Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Steven C. Marshall will present “Transforming Transportation in Century 21,” a summary of highlights from the conference that he organized and formed as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair. The public is welcome.

Events | Ongoing ‘Senseless’ - Mercer Island’s 4th Annual Haunted Forest:

ongoing through Oct. 28, Island Crest Park, 5500 Island Crest Way. Youth Theatre Northwest’s 40-minute guided performance/tour. For ages 8+. For younger children over age 3, “Once Upon A Halloween” will perform during the daytime on Sundays. Tickets: www.mercerislandshauntedforest.com. Women Artists, presented by Susan Olds, through January 2013. The Seattle Art Museum presents another blockbuster exhibit from Europe, “Elles: Women Artists” from the Centre Pompidou, Paris. SAM is the only U.S. venue in the exhibition’s world tour. Teens Life After High School Series: Series ends with

“Transitioning to College: Twin Perspectives,” 7 p.m., Oct. 30. The Brown Brothers, Jonathan and James, will offer insights.


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Sell it for FREE in the Super Flea! Call 866-825-9001 or email the Super Flea at theflea@ soundpublishing.com. King County Real Estate

Water’s Edge $2,200,000 Build your dream home on this beautiful 29,000+sf lot featuring 92’ of Lake Washington waterfront, sandy beach, brand new 100’ dock and protective bulkhead. #399584 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

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Shared Wtft $1,988,000 Moorage, Dock & Play Area! View Home, 4420SF, Ralph Anderson N W C o n t e m p. , 6 B R , 3BA, Family Room, Rec Room, Office/Study + Extra Lot! #409407 Galen F Hubert 206-778-9787

Western View! $2,350,000 Contemporary 4BR w/views of Lake Washi n g t o n . 6 0 0 0 + S F. I n ground pool. High end remodel. A/C. Natural and designer lighting from every angle. 3 car garage. #382672 Marlene Fallquist 206-320-5450

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Kenmore 1.5 ac. $300,000 1.5 ac. on a dead end st. Fo u n d a t i o n i n , p l a n s available. All utilities to foundation. Ver y quiet and close in. #336910 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Moses Lake $3,688,314 S eve ra l l eve l p a r c e l s with high usability, 26.46 acres. All utilities at site, roads and infrastructure to property. Easy access. #311236 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Vacant Land

Vacant Land

Kent 10 acres $250,000 9.98 acres, 2 parcel numbers of stunning land. In the family since 1917 & about 1/2 pasture, 1/2 treed. At the end of a dead end road. #385825 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

N. Bend 29 acre $249,000 29+ acres of land, super easy access off I90. Will suppor t 3, maybe 4 homes, huge price reduction. Studies available. #206270 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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Sell it for FREE in the Super Flea! Call 866-825-9001 or email the Super Flea at theflea@ soundpublishing.com. Vacant Land

Residential Lot $449,000 Partial lk view lot, small subdivision of 5 lots, up pvt road off E Mercer. Road, utilities in along paved access, recorded maintenance agreemt. Survey avail. #83519 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Vacant Land

Vacant Land

Building Site $449,000 Partial lk view lot, small 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 206-920-8842

Vacant Land

Vacant Land

Mercer Is lot $300,000 Generous .48 acre lot on Mercer Island, with survey and some studies done. Convenient location. #295333 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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

Vacant Land

Vacant Land

Vacant Land

Fall City $125,000 5+ acre lot on the upper side of Preston Fall City Rd. Water stubbed to lot, lovely and close to freeways. #149921 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Mercer Is lot $325,000 14,000 sq ft lot with recorded access for driveway. Nice location on a dead end street. #329002 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

North Bend land $63,000 9.5ac close to Nor th Bend and I-90 freeway. No access currently to it, hold for further development. Bounded on 2 sides by DNR. #158590 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Snoqualmie Pass $3,330,000 25+ac land just E of summit, much preliminar y wor k done. Possibilities are townhomes, lodge, condos, restaurant, single fam. homes. V i ew, v i ew, v i ew. #198735 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Vacant Land

Start Building! $549,000 Lake and mountain views from this vacant lot, one home back from the lake. Build your dream! 21,350 sf, utilities in street. Seller financing available #352004 Harrison & St.Mary 206-953-8359


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Vacant Land

Off Island Real Estate

Off Island Real Estate

West side! $625,000 Large lot with possible lake views on pr ivate lane. Bring your architect! #404902 Carol Hinderstein 206-595-5722 Virginia Felion 206-459-2020

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

Moses Lake $370,000 Former liquor store with excellent street presence and easy load/unload to rear. 5,000sf r ight on Broadway. #311228 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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Commercial/MV $600,000 Welding shop/commercial/home in Maple Valley. 1.4+ac right on the M. Valley Hwy, 3 bldgs, house, 2 tenants. 2 tax parcels. Pull through access. #390273 Mike Schoonover 425-442-0477

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N Beacon Hill $400,000 Quaint updated Jefferson Park bungalow, 3+BR/2BA, gar, yard & s t e p s away f r o m g o l f course. Enjoy the heart of city living, easy commutes, & fun night life! #408675 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351

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Off Island Real Estate

Off Island Real Estate

Gig Harbor $1,095,000 Exquisite custom home complements its “destination address” of One Point Fosdick. Main-flr master, hi-end kitchen, indoor pool, hot tub & shop & beach access. #362498 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

Price reduction $1,235,000 Stunning custom home on over 2.5 acres of pristine serenity. Traditional home, in-ground pool, pool house, greenhouse, sport court, idylic creek and more. #349062 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

Vacation/Getaways Rental Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Bellevue Twnhm $410,000 B e l l e v u e To w n h o m e , newly renovated throughout, 2BR+/2.5BA, club hse, pool & tennis cour ts, magnificent grounds, pvt patio+deck, n e w w i n dows+fur n+AC+bths, garage. #406872 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351

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Leschi views $829,950 Stunning 5BR Leschi craftsman w/spectacular Western views. Wide oak plank floors, elegant greatroom & quaint front porch. Quiet tree-lined street. #400666 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

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

Off Island Real Estate

Luxury Hi-Rise $1,145,000 R a r e l y ava i l a bl e. T h e 24th Floor in coveted Lincoln Square! Enjoy 10 mile views South, East & North as your unit wraps around the east end. Lux 1,800sf. #408657 Harrison & St.Mary 206-919-9992

4 B E D RO O M , 3 b a t h home, 3500 SF. Updated kitchen, paint and car pets. Large Master Suite including 2 station loft office. Private treed mid-Island location. $ 2 9 5 0 m o n t h , 1 ye a r lease minimum, 1st and last and $1500 security. Call Mark 206-459-6300. WA Misc. Rentals Parking/RV Spaces

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Blazing Sunsets $1,793,600 Above it all sits a house on a hill overlooking the land of sunsets, reflective lake & sparkling city skylines. Catch a movie in the home theatre. The Pinnacle. #399012 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

1 WEEK AVAILABLE January 14th - 21st at Pueblo Bonito Rose’, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4-6. $850. 425-919-1973

financing

Off Island Real Estate

PARKING Off Island Real Estate

Moses Lake $326,700 3,850sf office space plus 2,000 storage on Broadway. Both on street parking and to rear of building. #311208 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

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

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BEDDING. 4 piece king size sheet set, floral patter n, $20. Full/ queen bedspread, yellow check, washable, cotton, $10. (2) Twin matching sheet sets: barely used; one autumn floral pattern: second aqua/ white/ violet stripe pattern: $15 each. (2) white fitted twin sheets $10 both. Twin bed spread, quilted, tailored, beautiful teal color, excellent condition, fresh from the cleaners $25. 425-3927809.

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(2) BURIAL SPACES, side by side, at Greenwood Memor ial Par k, Renton. 350 Monroe Ave NE. Located in the Garden of the Chimes, Block 25, Lot 335, Spaces 3 & 4. Cemetery list price for 2 spaces is approx. $6,800. We’re asking $2,400. Please call: 360-983-8662 Abbey View Cemetery 4 Plots for Sale. Cedar Lawn Section. Lot 53 & Plots 1, 2, 3 & 4. $1000 Each. 206284-8797

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6 CEMETERY PLOTS avail. Beautiful, quiet, peaceful space in the G a r d e n o f D ev o t i o n . Perfect for a family area, ensures side by side burial. Located in Sunset Hills Cemetery, lot 74A, near the flag. Priced less then cemetery cost! $10,000 - $12,000 each, negotiable. Call Don at 425-746-6994. CEDAR LAWNS Memorial Park in Redmond. Eternity Lot 92-D, Spaces 3 and 4. $3,800 per s p a c e o r b e s t o f fe r. Please call 425-2225803 or 425-888-2622

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OFF ISLAND HOMES

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

Backyard Oasis

$420,000

Inviting 4BR/2.25BA, 2 car garage home in a secluded & serene neighborhood. Comfy spaces w/deck for entertaining. Gardener’s dream. Amazing landscaping! #362929 Debbie Barbara 206-300-6077

Luxury Hi-Rise

$1,145,000

Rarely available. The 24th Floor in coveted Lincoln Square! Enjoy 10 mile views South, East & North as your unit wraps around the east end. Lux 1,800sf. #408657 Harrison & St.Mary 206-919-9992

Moses Lake

$326,700

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

Commercial/MV

$600,000

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

Price reduction $1,235,000

Stunning custom home on over 2.5 acres of pristine serenity. Traditional home, inground pool, pool house, greenhouse, sport court, idylic creek and more. #349062 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

Moses Lake

$370,000

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

Leschi Views

$829,950

Stunning 5BR Leschi craftsman w/ spectacular Western views. Wide oak plank floors, elegant greatroom & quaint front porch. Quiet tree-lined street. #400666 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

Blazing Sunsets $1,793,600

Above it all sits a house on a hill overlooking the land of sunsets, reflective lake & sparkling city skylines. Catch a movie in the home theatre. The Pinnacle. #399012

N Beacon Hill

$400,000

Quaint updated Jefferson Park bungalow, 3+BR/2BA, gar, yard & steps away from golf course. Enjoy the heart of city living, easy commutes, & fun night life! #408675 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351

Bellingham Comm $850,000

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

Bellevue Twnhm $410,000

Bellevue Townhome, newly renovated throughout, 2BR+/2.5BA, club hse, pool & tennis courts, magnificent grounds, pvt patio+deck, new windows+furn+AC+bths, garage. #406872 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351

Gig Harbor

$1,095,000

Exquisite custom home complements its “destination address” of One Point Fosdick. Main-flr master, hi-end kitchen, indoor pool, hot tub & shop & beach access. #362498 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

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$150,000 Kenmore 1.5 ac.

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$3,330,000

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

9.5ac close to North Bend and I-90 freeway. No access currently to it, hold for further development. Bounded on 2 sides by DNR. #158590 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Fall City

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

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

$125,000 Mercer Is Lot

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

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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

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

1.5 ac. on a dead end st. Foundation in, plans available. All utilities to foundation. Very quiet and close in. #336910 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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

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

Lake and mountain views from this vacant lot, one home back from the lake. Build your dream! 21,350 sf, utilities in street. Seller financing available #352004 Harrison & St.Mary 206-953-8359

Large lot with possible lake views on private lane. Bring your architect! #404902 Carol Hinderstein 206-595-5722 Virginia Felion 206-459-2020

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

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

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

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

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View Condo

$325,000

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

MI Country Club $789,000

HUGE 3,750sf, 4BR, 2.75BA in MI Country Club Estates. Master +2 on main - huge bonus room + 1 up. Oversized rooms 2 fireplaces, quiet flat cul-de-sac lot. #393253 Jack Alhadeff 206-230-5460

Lake Views!

$925,000

Over 2100 SF of Luxury Living w/ spectacular Lake, Mountain & City views. Live in this Elegant 2BR/1.75BA/Den Condo! Easy access to all amenities & I-90. #370758 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

Urban Living... $1,698,000

...MI schools. 5 mins to dwtn Seatte. 4 wtft parks within 8 blocks. Across from regional trail & lid park. Shimmering sunset views reflect off of the lake. #401116 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

◆ N end Charmer

$549,000

Great northend location for this 3BR/2BA, 2 car garage, home. Cherry floors, remod kit, & baths on main. Grand pic windows stream forth w/light. Easy I-90 access #414837 Debbie Barbara 206-300-6077

Gold Coast

$799,000

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

First Hill

$998,000

Total remodel. 3BR 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

Lake Views!!

$1,750,000

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

West side!

$598,900

Fixer upper or bring your architect! Wonderful private lane on west side with possible lake views. #404816 Carol Hinderstein 206-595-5722 Virginia Felion 206-459-2020

Mercer Terrace

$799,000

Southend Traditional Tri-level in a special neighbohood. 4BR/2.5BA home with manicured grounds. Hardwood flrs, dbl pane windows, RV parking, convenient location. #401060 Gerald Chew 206-679-9294

North end Gem

$998,000

This property awaits your creative touches. Location, Location, Location! Large level lot with storybook 4 bedroom home. #412601 Barbara Bro 206-459-8411

Shared Wtft

$1,988,000

Moorage, Dock & Play Area! View Home, 4420SF, Ralph Anderson NW Contemp., 6BR, 3BA, Family Room, Rec Room, Office/Study + Extra Lot! #409407 Galen Hubert 206-778-9787

Just Listed!

$625,000

Hard to find! 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on a 15,000 sf completely level lot. Midisland, quiet neighborhood. Will not last long! #411114 Harrison & St. Mary 206-919-9992

A RARE FIND!!

$849,000

Enjoy spacious upscale 4BR on 1/3ac: Best Kitchen; Master on main w/fplc; huge office + rec rm; 4 fplcs; 3 decks + patio; mini orchard; near school/park! #367221 Natalie Malin 206-232-3240

Shared Wtft

$1,300,000

Prime Wtft

$2,000,000

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

Gracious hardwood entry opens up to a formal living & dining rm while drawing your eye out the lake views beyond. 70’ of lake frontage with home for the boat. #402379 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

Move Right In!

$759,900

View Duplex

$875,000

Custom design. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, updated master bath. Viking stove. 4BR/3BA. One BR on main. Private Fernridge Lane setting. #383076 Janet Scroggs 206-230-5414 Michael Scott 206-230-5455

Rare opportunity knocks! Duplex with triplex zoning on a level sunny lot in East Seattle. One block to lake with big views from 2nd story. #375478 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

It is All Here

$1,498,000

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 206-200-4411

Water’s Edge

$2,200,000

Build your dream home on this beautiful 29,000+sf lot featuring 92’ of Lake Washington waterfront, sandy beach, brand new 100’ dock and protective bulkhead. #399584 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

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$2,350,000

Contemporary 4BR w/views of Lake Washington. 6000+SF. In-ground pool. High end remodel. A/C. Natural and designer lighting from every angle. 3 car garage. #382672 Marlene Fallquist 206-230-5450

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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, large lot. No detail spared in this gracious custom. #383012 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

Westside Custom $2,500,000

Privacy on .4AC w/74 ft +/- waterfront, private dock+covered boat lift+in ground pool+Ralph Anderson design 4BR+3BA+den+rec rm+views #399902 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351 Suzanne Lane 206-230-5516

Hamptons Estate $3,250,000

Magnificent 2009 renovation creates stunning elegance on a level 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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