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Tree recycling Want to recycle your Christmas tree now that the holiday is over? The Mercer Island boys lacrosse program is still picking up trees on Mercer Island to be recycled. Make a reservation at www. mercerislandlacrosse.com. Trees should be set by the curb by 9 a.m. Tie a donation (suggested $20) to the tree. Trees will be picked up on Jan. 5-6.

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The regular Thursday meeting of the Mercer Island Kiwanis is set for noon, Jan. 10, at Aljoya. The meeting will include a special presentation by Robert Munger about piloting U-2 surveillance aircraft during the Cold War. The public is invited. Please RSVP by emailing hdingwall@msn.com or calling Dr. Harry Dingwall at (206) 232-0672 before noon on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Chamber meeting Thursday, Jan. 10 The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce will hold its first 2013 meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10, at noon at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The lunch will feature King County Executive Dow Constantine and Deputy King County Executive Fred Jarrett. The lunch is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. RSVP by Jan. 7 by calling (206) 232-3404 or by emailing info@mercerislandchamberofcommerce.org.

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Piles of debris remain weeks after Hurricane Sandy flooded these homes in New Jersey. FEMA is working with state and local officials to assist residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Islanders at Sandy work, drive, pray Islander Jim Pearman and former resident Tom Joyce are on the ground with FEMA in New Jersey By Mary L. Grady

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It was supposed to be a threeor four-week deployment for former mayor-turned-consultant, Jim Pearman. A FEMA reservist, Pearman left just after Thanksgiving for the East Coast to help run FEMA operations after the Hurricane Sandy storm. But, he missed Christmas here at home with his wife and two daughters. Stationed in New Jersey, Pearman has run into a former Island neighbor, Tom Joyce, a

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emergency management as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1961. From there he joined other service organizations such as VISTA and Americorps. He has worked for the federal government for 39 years, he noted, primarily in 20-year resident of the Island who emergency management. He now retired and moved to Bend, Ore., organizes volunteers in a new organization called FEMA Corps, several years ago. The days have been long, and a national service program for young adults who are trained the work is nonto work in disaster stop. areas. Talking by Joyce explained phone, the pair, that he has worked who were joined 34 disasters in 13 by a FEMA comyears for FEMA munications offisince his so-called cer, did not sound retirement. The devweary even after Tom Joyce, FEMA astation brought by Former Islander yet another storm Hurricane Sandy is had pounded the second only to that Jersey shore just hours before. They work out of a huge opera- caused by Hurricane Katrina, he tions facility in Lindcroft, that said. According to reports, Sandy houses over 2,000 FEMA employbecame the largest Atlantic hurees and volunteers. Joyce, who has been in New ricane on record (as measured Jersey since the storm hit, start- by diameter, with winds spanning

“Of 34 disasters in 13 years, Sandy is second only to Katrina.”

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The Mercer Island City Council will hold its first meeting of 2013 on Monday, Jan. 7. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

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SandY | FROM 1 1,100 miles. The storm hit New Jersey and New York on Oct. 29, 2012, with winds reaching 90 mph and unleashing widespread flooding, displacing and injuring thousands. Due to the acute need for housing for those who lost their homes, emergency and temporary housing is reserved first for storm victims. In New Jersey, some 2,600 people are staying in more than 300 hotels or motels in the surrounding area. The need for housing goes beyond the storm victims. FEMA workers, volunteers and contractors must also find a place to sleep. Workers must live further away, necessitating commuting for long distances. FEMA Corps members are living on ships docked in shipyards. Pearman stayed for a time in Cranberry, a town an hour away.

After working a 12- to 14-hour day, FEMA staff must sometimes drive an hour each way to get to where they are staying, Joyce said. Pearman said that he was on a ‘ride-along’ recently with FEMA workers, out to check up on residents in hard-hit areas. One neighborhood, Seaside Park, is still closed off from main roads by the National Guard two months after the storm. Some of the people he encountered appeared to be in shock still, he said. And he knew why. The number of homes destroyed and just the amount of devastation were incomprehensible. “I was not prepared for the enormity of this,” he said. “You just cannot imagine how bad it is unless you see it yourself.” There are 113,000 homes still left to be assessed, said Joyce. There are thousands who are without housing. FEMA estimates that the

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The debris pile at Union Beach, N.J., grows daily as cleanup from Hurricane Sandy continues. Appliances are out in a separate pile for recycling or scrap. need for large numbers of emergency housing units will last for 18 months. The response and recovery effort is massive. The sheer volume of people, property and claims is just one part. There are other agencies that are involved beyond providing temporary housing, restoring and rebuilding. There are agencies that are working to assist individuals and those who work on how to change the landscape to prevent such devastation from happening again. There are groups working to assess or recover historical artifacts or conduct environmental clean up. Pearman said that he has met amazing people. “The people who have come to help are from all over the nation,” he said. “And many people who lost virtually everything in the storm have kept their sense of humor.” There are the people who return to their wrecked homes to hang a wreath on the door. A family, with the help of volunteers, set up a Christmas tree on what remained of their main floor, placing the tree on a sheet of plywood over the beams that open to nothing below. The family

now lives upstairs. Many remain without heat. Pearman met a woman who, with her husband, moved to the upstairs of their wrecked house. They had lost everything. Her husband is a contractor. His tools were washed away or ruined. Their car, which they thought they had moved away from danger to higher ground, was ruined. To get through the days without heat, they told Pearman they were just snuggled a little tighter together. And there are many other stories similarly heartbreaking. A trio of businesses nearby had worked quickly after the initial Jim Pearman storm to Mercer Island r e b u i l d , only to see their efforts wiped out after flooding from one of the other storms that came through after Sandy in November. Then there is the trash. There are mountains of trash. Hundreds of trucks, heavy equipment and workers have been brought in from all over to sort and move the trash. At one place, Pearman said, there is a pile of metal appliances that is three stories tall.

“I was not prepared for the enormity of this.”

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Tom Joyce, left, a former Island resident, and Jim Pearman are stationed at the FEMA headquarters in New Jersey. FEMA estimates that there are 10 million cubic yards of trash to be disposed of. Just 3.5 million have been removed to far. On Christmas Eve, Pearman said that he attended mass at St. Leo the Great, a large parish just nine miles away from Sandy Hook, N.J. He was moved by the people and especially, the choir. He worries that because of recent events and the holidays, the disaster and its people have now moved off “the front page,” he said. “We have gone through

the response stage to the recovery. The more longhaul work is underway,” he said. “We cannot forget these people.”

How to help The best way to support survivors of Hurricane Sandy is to make a financial contribution to one of the volunteer organizations directly involved in relief efforts. To find them, go to www.nvoad.org/members.

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I learned that I had to leave Mercer Island to fully Islander Lynne Tempest understand its close-knit is working in South Africa and unique culture. Sports have been a part of for Kick4Life, a nonprofit working to fight AIDS with my life for as long as I can education and community- remember. Some of my best building centered around memories of growing up include the smell of freshly soccer. Tempest, a 2005 gradu- cut green grass, the taste of ate of Mercer Island High orange slices and the act of School, was an honor student, lacing up my soccer shoes. leader and athlete in soccer I started playing when I and track. Now she works as was about 9 years old and a researcher and a mentor/ never looked back. I played through high educator school, durstationed ing which my at a soccer team won a field at 5,200 KingCo title, feet above made it to the sea level in state finals, Lesotho, and even won s o m e the state aca800 km from Port Lynne Tempest demic award. I continued Elizabeth at Lesotho, South Africa to play in colthe Eastern lege, starting Cape of as a freshman defender at South Africa. Via email, we asked her Bowdoin. Since graduating from about her experiences and Bowdoin, I pursued neuwhat led her to Africa. roscience by working in a Tempest: I grew up on lab at the Seattle Children’s Mercer Island and gradu- Research Institute as a ated from MIHS in 2005. research technician and was I was a BRIDGES leader able to help publish three and was involved with the research papers in my field. Honor Society. I started on While this was a great expethe varsity soccer team for rience, it made me realize three years as an outside that I needed more clinical defender and competed in hands-on work to feel fulmiddle distance on the var- filled. After college I also began sity track and field team for four years, culminating in a coaching MIHS cross counthird-place finish in the 800 try and track and field as an meters at the state meet, my assistant with the wonderful senior year. Along my way, Erica Hill, Toni Scaringi and I met friends I keep to this Lezely Smith, among others. Ultimately, though, I was day, bonded with teachers, and was given wonderful ready to try something new and hopefully more aligned opportunities academically. However, after graduat- to my career interests. ing from MIHS, I wanted What led you to get to explore another part of the country. So I went involved in Grassroot off to Bowdoin College in Soccer and Kick4life?  I am considering pursuBrunswick, Maine, and graduated with a degree in ing a clinical career. I love neuroscience. Bowdoin was the idea of combining a an amazing experience in all clinical degree with a degree aspects: personal, academic, in public health. Yet, I have athletic. I made friends for no experience in public life and learned how to work health. That is why I went in hard, and I mean really work search of an opportunity like Grassroot Soccer. Grassroot hard. Then there’s Maine itself Soccer and its partner orga— rugged, quaint, full of nization, Kick4Life, uses tough but friendly people, the world’s sport for public and, of course, fresh lobster. health education. It’s an incredibly appealeditor@mi-reporter.com

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How to help Grassroot Soccer pays for housing and work-related expenses, but otherwise Tempest’s internship is entirely unfunded. Her

estimated expenses (including airfare) for the year are $10,000. Individuals can make a tax-deductible donation to Grassroot Soccer or Kick4Life directly (via

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Islander Lynne Tempest, seated sixth from left, and other volunteers and residents of Lesotho take a break on a hike. Below, players gather at the soccer field near where Tempest works with Kick4Life, a nonprofit working to stop the spread of AIDS.

185 days straight, jumping in the lake By Brita Moore

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ing idea to use soccer for something more than the sport itself. When you think about the type of relationships sports foster between teammates and with coaches, there is incredible potential to tap into to pursue meaningful development for all people involved. I also really wanted an adventure abroad, ideally to live in a place and fully experience it in a way you cannot do during a quick, few weeks trip. What are the needs of the people you serve?  I work to serve the people of Lesotho. Our focus is on youth ages 10-24, but we hope any knowledge or changes in behavior and attitudes might spread to the community at large. Kick4Life also has programs aimed at adults — for example, Women4Women, which gives women a place to meet and address their challenges in Lesotho. The ultimate goal revolves around causing behavioral changes towards less risky behaviors that help avoid contracting or spreading HIV/AIDS. These people need life www.grassrootsoccer.org or www.kick4life.org, respectively). Donations can also be made to defer Tempest’s expenses at www.grassrootsoccer.org/what-you-

skills and knowledge that will both directly and indirectly allow them to fight HIV/AIDS, and empower them to succeed in whatever endeavors they undertake. What is the best part of your experience in Africa? The best part is the spirit of the people. There is an unhindered friendliness that I haven’t found elsewhere — constant greetings, handshaking, smiling. There’s also a connectedness of mind to body — people just want to move and dance and express themselves. It’s wonderful. Finally, what did you bring with you to Africa?  A strong sense of self and empowerment. I feel empowered to instill change and even possibly be a role model, a quality I feel has come from the opportunities given to me throughout my time on Mercer Island, among other places. I also brought: Good Earth tea, Starbucks VIA, photos of family and friends, my 2010 MIXC T-shirt, 100+ SPF sunscreen, sunglasses and hats, my Seattle Sounders FC scarf and soccer shoes. can-do/donate/donateto-an-intern or by check, payable to Grassroot Soccer, with “Lynne Tempest” in the memo line, sent to: Grassroot Soccer, P.O. Box 712, Norwich, VT 05055.

Thinking about those New Year’s resolutions for 2013? Consider the toughness and tenacity of 11-yearold Declan Chapin. The Islander Middle School sixth-grader took on a unique challenge this past summer: jumping into Lake Washington every single day until Christmas. As of Dec. 20, Chapin had taken the plunge for 180 days straight. Her family and friends joined her on the final day, Christmas, when the air temperature fell below 40 degrees. “It’s been really cold,”

Chapin said without irony, adding, “There are a lot of interesting people at the lake.” Chapin’s jumping-off point is Calkins Landing, in the East Seattle neighborhood, off of 60th Avenue S.E. She began in July, and with the support of her family and friends, has developed a strong mental toughness, and most importantly has had fun, she said. Chapin swims with the Mercer Island Country Club team, and according to her mother, Loretta Soffe, really enjoys it. “She set her mind to it in July that she would get in the water every day,” Soffe said. Soffe and her husband, Sam Chapin, are both lifelong Island residents. Soffe was a swimmer at Mercer Island High School and the University of California at Berkeley, and she is listed on the MIHS Athletics Hall of Fame.

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Mercer Island sixth-grader Declan Chapin has jumped into Lake Washington 185 times. Her last jump was on Christmas Day.


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Tolling of State Route 520 bridge passes one-year mark

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Cars drive over the SR-520 bridge before the tolls are put into place, last year. Eighteen million trips over Lake Washington have been tolled during the past year. By Reporter Staff

It started as a big change for many drivers, but it’s now a part of the everyday commute: all-electronic tolling on the State Route 520 floating bridge marked its oneyear anniversary on Dec. 29. Through the end November, there have been more than 18 million tolled trips on SR-520. Officials say traffic is adjusting to variable tolls. Before tolling began, forecasts anticipated an initial 48 percent drop in traffic volume on SR-520. That matched actual traffic at the start of tolling, but volumes have steadily returned. Bridge traffic is now about 70 percent of pre-toll levels. Revenue is also on track. Since Dec. 29, 2011, SR-520 tolls have generated $50 million in gross revenue. Currently, 84 percent of

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all trips across the SR-520 bridge are paid with a Good To Go account, about 12 percent higher than the original forecast of 72 percent. Officials also noted that SR-520 variable tolling is a successful traffic management tool, as some drivers are adjusting their trip times to off-peak hours to take advantage of lower toll rates. Others now take the bus instead of driving. The shifting and rebalancing of traffic saves SR-520 drivers about five minutes during peak period trips. King County Metro Transit and Sound Transit continue to see strong ridership growth on SR-520 across Lake Washington. Estimated daily ridership through September 2012 was nearly 19,000 — up by a total of 25 percent since 2010, including a 9 percent increase since

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Community briefs Police urge Islanders to sign- up for ‘reverse 911’

‘Kids Care’ coat drive at IMS through January

Residents should consider creating a profile in the new “Smart 911” service available to all King County residents. This service allows people to create “safety profiles” that can be seen by emergency responders when one calls 911. As little or as much information as one wishes can be provided. Information may include address, medical, disability and security information. When one calls 911 from a cell phone, only the general location of the caller is provided, so registering a school, work and home address can help responders locate callers more easily. For additional information, go to www.smart911.

All Mercer Island School District Board of Directors meetings are now held in the Mercer Island City Hall Council Chambers. This move enables the district to take advantage of the city’s television broadcast capabilities, allowing citizens to tune into board meetings from their homes. Regular board meetings are held in the City Hall Council Chambers at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month, and are broadcast live. Replays of the meetings can be viewed by Mercer Island residents from home on Comcast Channel 21 at the following times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m., and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m.

Mercer Island’s Islander Middle School is participating with the City of Bellevue’s Youth Link Kids Care Coat drive through the middle of January. Gently used or new coats and other outerwear are needed for families in the community. The clothes will be distributed on Jan. 15 at Crossroads Community Center in Bellevue. A donation box has been set up in the main office at IMS. To learn more, contact Patrick Alina, the Youth Link program coordinator, at palina@bellevuewa. gov or by calling (425) 4525254.

Most Read | FROM 1 involved alcohol, including the story on May 1 about the Island liquor store closing. Three of those stories involved large teen drinking parties. One of those parties resulted in a fine under the city’s new hosting ordinance. Four of the top stories involved deaths, two of them accidental, and another, the sudden death of an Island teacher. Other stories in the top

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20 included a story about a car crashing through the glass doors into the floral and produce department at QFC; two stories about the Stevenson Farm being purchased (once in early March and the other on Halloween), an attempted car jacking and a spate of burglaries in February. The story that got the fourth highest number of page views was the news in April that the $196 million school bond had been turned down by voters. In May, more than a thousand readers checked the

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A favorite story O ur list of top-read stories online shows us that Islanders respond to news about their Island. How did that bond vote do at the polls? Who was hurt in an accident? Who is dead? Stories are chosen out of curiosity or caring. What happened? Who was involved? Some — perhaps Island teens, who may or may not have been at a party, might want to make sure nothing that identifies them has shown up in the paper. This writer’s favorite stories of the year range from the silly to the inspiring. On my top 10 list for 2012 is a story by Bryan Welch, of Club Emerald, a contributor to the Reporter. Welch honors his mother, Joan Welch, who lives here. He has written more than once about her. She has met many challenges, including being a single parent of two boisterous boys and, later, undergoing a successful heart transplant. Bryan Welch’s story, published on March 7, 2012, relates the events of a cold November morning in 1959, near Midway in Chicago, where his mother and her newborn baby were in an apartment building hit by an airplane. Her husband, Hal, was away at work. The story was much too long for our paper, but it was riveting in its description and details. I kept every word. The story describes the scene vividly — how the TWA jet from L.A. sheared off the rooftops of several buildings before it hit his parents’ apartment; the flames, and the panic. He takes the readers through the harrowing escape of mother and baby (his older brother, Carey) through the wrecked building. Despite her instinct to flee, Joan stopped to check on her neighbor, who also had a newborn, across the hall. She found the apartment gone. Welch continues with his father’s frantic search for his family that ends in relief and joy. He writes of the kindness of friends and strangers who, long before FEMA, helped the then homeless family after the crash. Such stories bring us hope. Today, stories about Islanders as far away as South Africa or New Jersey, helping others to fight AIDS or restore a community after a storm, bring us another kind of hope. To read Welch’s story, go to www.mi-reporter.com/lifestyle/141619493.html.

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To the editor The Bush tax cuts and the definition of rich Everyone is talking about the “fiscal cliff ” deadline looming on Dec. 31, when automatic tax increases and spending cuts take effect unless Congress reaches a compromise. Both political camps are in full campaign mode, blaming the other for the lack of progress. However, as the nation moves ever closer to the dreaded precipice, something interesting has happened. The long-vilified Bush tax cuts have been rehabilitated. For more than 10 years, most Democrats lambasted the lower taxes approved during the Bush administration as “tax cuts for the rich.” Now, those same critics are embracing the Bush tax cuts as they apply to middleincome earners, warning that letting them expire will result in big tax increases for average folks. Apparently, the critics knew about the benefits for middle-income families but chose not to mention them — until now. Well, the former-critics-turnedsupporters are correct. According to President Obama’s National Economic Council, ending the Bush tax cuts will hike taxes on the average middle-income family by $2,200 annually. When combined with the automatic tax increases set for Jan. 1, the impact will be even greater. The Tax Foundation says, if we go over the fiscal cliff, a family of four in McAllen, Texas, with a median income of $36,104 per year will see their taxes increase $2,938 a year, or more than 8 percent. A similar family in Mount Vernon, Wash., earning a median income of $78,569 would see a $3,300 increase annually.

While the Democrats’ disdain for the Bush tax cuts has moderated somewhat, the assaults on “the rich” continue. In August, President Obama urged Congress to let the Bush tax cuts expire for high-income earners, saying “…we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society.” There are three problems with that statement. First, the higher taxes hit individuals with incomes of $200,000 — not millionaires and billionaires. Apparently, we have redefined what it means to be rich in America. Secondly, the tax hike will affect millions of small businesses whose owners file taxes as individuals. Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, notes that two-thirds of manufacturers pay taxes as individuals. Timmons warns that the fiscal cliff ’s draconian spending cuts — falling mostly on defense spending — would hit companies like The Boeing Company particularly hard and says “reaching an agreement on the fiscal cliff is vital to our economic recovery.”

Third, the money from hiking taxes on people making more than $200,000 a year will run the federal government for only a week or so. Obviously, it won’t make a dent in our $16 trillion national debt. The only way to reduce the deficit is to cut spending. Tax hikes alone won’t balance the budget or wipe out the deficit without destroying our economy and killing jobs. Unfortunately, the relentless “tax the rich” campaign has obscured this part of the equation. Virtually no one in Washington, D.C., wants to talk about spending cuts because it can be political suicide. Every government program has its strident supporters, and any talk of cuts creates a firestorm of protest. But we must cut government spending, reduce our massive debt and shift capital back to the private sector to innovate, create and solve problems. That is the only way we will re-energize our economy and restore America’s financial strength. Don Brunell President of the Association of Washington Business

What do you think of the possibility of tolling on I-90?

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Now that SR-520 tolls have been in place for a year, state lawmakers have asked the Washington Department of Transportation to study tolls on Interstate 90. We want to know what you think. Are you in favor of tolls on I-90? Answer online at www. mi-reporter.com and look for the results in next week’s print edition.


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Burglaries on the rise in December By Reporter Staff

A series of burglaries took place on Mercer Island during the weeks prior to Christmas, and the majority were scattered over the North end. As of Dec. 27, a total of 13 reported burglaries occurred during the month of December, up from six burglaries the previous month. “Burglaries have been up all year, not only on Mercer Island, but all over the Puget Sound region,” MIPD Commander Leslie Burns said. “There are several loose ‘gangs’ of people committing the burglaries and, unfortunately, we are not immune to them.” On Dec. 6 someone entered a residence by breaking in through the back sliding glass door in the 8400 block of S.E. 36th Street, near the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, between 8:20 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. A significant amount of heirloom jewelry was stolen, including white gold diamond earrings and a white gold diamond ring. Fingerprints were lifted for evidence. Sometime between Dec. 7 and Dec. 10, a home under construction was burglarized in the 4000 block of 83rd Avenue S.E.,

Police Dec. 9 DUI: Police cited a 21-year-

old man for driving too fast for conditions at 2:08 a.m. in the 7200 block of West Mercer Way. A witness, a 20-year-old woman, went looking for the driver after he didn’t arrive as expected at her house. She found him on the street and took him back to his vehicle. He said he lost control of the vehicle, a Toyota Scion, on the muddy, soft shoulder of the road. The vehicle struck two separate power poles and came to rest against an embankment. One of the poles was significantly damaged. The driver failed standard sobriety tests.

a block east of Homestead Field. Boxes of Cat5 computer cable (low voltage wiring) — 500 feet in length — worth $100 each were stolen, along with Velux skylights and flashing kits worth $500 each, and a 50-amp spider electrical box. The house did not yet have doors or windows installed and was therefore unsecured. On Dec. 10 burglars broke into a home in the 4300 block of 92nd Avenue S.E., several blocks east of Rotary Park, between 11:15 a.m. and 3:45 p.m., and the alarm was not activated. The suspects broke through a sliding glass window in the back of the house. Prescription medications, a digital camera and several jewelry items were stolen. The loss was $3,800. On Dec. 11 a rolling tool tote bag was reported stolen out of a 35-year-old man’s storage closet at the Shorewood Apartments in the 9000 block of East Shorewood Drive. The theft happened sometime after Nov. 15. The bag contained multiple hand tools and a drill. On Dec. 12 burglars entered a home in the 9800 block of Mercerwood Drive through an upper

level window sometime between 8 a.m. and 8:05 p.m. The window was not broken, but an interior screen was pushed out. The burglars targeted the master bedroom, stealing $50 in change, a silver wedding band, Wii game system, watches and a backpack. The window screen has been placed into MIPD evidence for fingerprints. That same day, someone threw a rock through a 2-by-8-foot window of a home in the 8400 block of S.E. 47th Street between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The window was next to a sliding glass door in the back of the house. Cash was stolen along with pain medication, Nordstrom and JC Penney credit cards, an emerald/diamond ring, bracelet and costume jewelry. A kitchen wall was damaged. On Dec. 14 a secured construction site in the 4600 block of 88th Avenue S.E., in a neighborhood west of Ellis Pond, was burglarized overnight. A variety of tools worth $780 were stolen, including a ladder and ladder extension, Roto-hammer and crowbar. One witness was present. A forced entry was not evident.

On Dec. 15 a 69-year-old woman’s keys were stolen out of her vehicle during a car prowl in Seattle, and the thief used the keys to enter the victim’s home in the 4300 block of 90th Avenue S.E., a block east of Rotary Park. The victim discovered the burglary when she returned home six hours later at 11:25 p.m. The burglar(s) stole two drawers, full of jewelry and other items, out of the master bedroom. An opened pack of Marlboro cigarettes was taken into MIPD evidence. On Dec. 16 a home in the 3500 block of 84th Avenue S.E., on a hill above I-90, was burglarized sometime between 12:50 and 1:20 p.m. Two witnesses saw a red Nissan pickup, with two male occupants, parked next to the residence, at the intersection of S.E. 35th Street and 84th, around 1:15 p.m. The truck left quickly. The witnesses described one of the suspects as a man in his 20s with a goatee. The suspects threw a rock through the master bedroom French door window to gain access. Jewelry was stolen, including pearl and amethyst earrings, a wristwatch and charm bracelet.

There was no evidence of a forced entry into the home, but various people such as cleaners and a gardener had access to the house.

Drifting boat: The Marine Patrol retrieved a drifting red and white rowing shell that washed up on a private beach in the 3400 block of West Mercer Way between 9:20 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Arrest: Police booked a 51-year-old man into the Issaquah Jail on a $1,000 suspended license warrant after taking him into custody from Bothell police.

Dec. 14 Accident: A Jeep struck a

passing Subaru while making a left-hand turn at 3:22 p.m. in the intersection of Island Crest Way and S.E. 39th Street. The 48-year-old driver of the Jeep was cited for failing to yield the right of way. Neither vehicle was towed, and there were no injuries.

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necklace were stolen from a residence in the 2400 block of 66th Avenue S.E., on First Hill, sometime after Nov. 1.

Arrest: Police booked a

42-year-old man into the Issaquah Jail after 7 p.m. on a $50,000 DUI warrant after he was released from the Snohomish County Jail.

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Dec. 17 Fraud: A BECU credit security department notified a Mercer Island resident of fraudulent credit card charges. Someone made purchases with the victim’s credit card information at multiple stores after Dec. 14.

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CITY OF MERCER ISLAND NOTICE OF POSSIBLE QUORUM Notice is hereby given that there may be a possible quorum of the Mercer Island City Council during a tour of Eastside Fire and Rescue’s Fire Station 72 on Tuesday, January 8, 2012 from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. The station is located at 1575 NW Maple St. Issaquah, WA 98027.

Allison Spietz City Clerk Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on January 2, 2013. #721667 To place a Legal Notice, please call 253-234-3506 or e-mail legals@ reporternewspapers.com

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A series of burglaries took place in December on the Island. On Dec. 20 police responded to a burglary in the 6700 block of 81st Avenue S.E., west of Pioneer Park, where someone broke the back door window with a rock and stole jewelry and electronic items sometime between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Stolen items included a set of pearl

necklaces, metal bracelets, cameo broach, gold rings, 200 euros, an iPod, Dell computer, MacBook laptop, Microsoft Surface X2 and checkbook. Green rubber gloves were taken into evidence. A double-paned glass door was destroyed, and the house alarm was not activated.

Irene Fleming Irene passed peacefully at the age of 106 on December 9, 2012. Born into a horse and buggy, lantern light, pretelephone world, she left one that travels in space and communicates through the cyber world. Irene was born September 3, 1906 in Wheatland, Texas, now part of Dallas. She grew up as a farm girl tending dairy cows and picking cotton. She graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Home Economics and taught school in Texas as a young woman. She moved to Mercer Island in 1981 to be near her only daughter, Jean Strasburger, and her four granddaughters. She was very active in the Mercer Island United Methodist Church serving on the Outreach Committee, participating in Church Bazars, sewing children’s choir robes and blankets for street people, and meeting weekly with the church women who refer to her as the glue that kept them together. She was active in Strivers and helped established the quilting group at the Community Center. Irene completed 20 quilts, with every single stitch lovingly added by hand, and was honored at the Washington State Fair. Many of these quilts were made for specific family members, and all of her granddaughters great grandchildren can boast of their “Mammaw quilts.” Irene’s favorite poetic passage was “Let me live in my house by the side of the road, And be a friend of man.” From the poem “House by the Side of the Road” by Sam Walter Foss. She fulfilled this ethic and witnessed countless changes in the way of the world from her seat at “the side of the road” for 106 years! 721094


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Doris Matilda Adcock John Douglas Allen Margaret (Peggy) Anderson Sharon Elizabeth Anderson Nathan Paul Bahner Wilfred George Bassett Norma Patricia Bennett Kathleen Boehmer Jonathan Joseph Borowski Robert H. Brown Andrea Conklin Bucklin Douglas Buhrman Lynne Jane Cardinal Edward M. Clark Patricia Clark James Newton Covington Bennett A. Cozadd Wayne E. Crill, M.D. Jacquetta Hope Daniels Marjorie Nicholson Davis Nancy Satterberg Desonier Frances Mary Dorey Roberta Smith Duvall Wendell “Dusty” Ellsbury Patricia Ann England Irene Uhl Fleming Robert W. Gardner Esther Enid Georgeson Kathryn (Kay) Gilmore Charles Henry Gnehm

Marlene Marie Graham Rick Graue Charles Earl Hansing William Howell Hatheway Stanley “Stan” Harold Haven Stephen Kirkby Henkel Marjorie Hinkley Lois Privett Hirtler Robert Andrews Hobbs John Ancil Holmes Joyce Horn Rev. Robert Epperson Hughes Carrilou Ward Hurlbut George Ice Dr. Gregory Martin Jack Margot Jones Max Katz, Ph.D. Elinor Diane Cohodas Kleiner Leatrice (Lee) Hanan Kraft Kathryn Karshner Krekow Manfred Laband, M.D. Colonel Mark Sayer Larson Claude Emerson Layman Lewis Frederick Leber David Lerner Robert L. Little

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Police | FROM 7 Accident: Two vehicles col-

lided in the intersection of Island Crest Way and S.E. 40th Street at 7:22 p.m. Police cited the driver of the Lexus for failing to obey the traffic signal, as she turned right while the other vehicle was making a left-hand turn on a green light. The driver of the Lexus reported neck pain. Package theft: Packages were stolen from the front doorstep of a residence in the 9100 block of S.E. 50th Street, in a neighborhood several blocks southeast of Ellis Pond, a week before Christmas. The victim had confirmation from UPS that the packages were delivered. The shipment contained a lego set, cable and webcam. Forgery: A real estate agent

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Dec. 18 Fraud: An 86-year-old North

end woman received a series of phone calls, between 7:14 and 10 a.m., from a scammer who wanted $3,000 by a Western Union transfer, claiming the woman’s grandson was in jail and needed bail. The victim did not pay the money and reported the incident to police. Accident: A truck and trailer rolled down 69th Avenue S.E. in the 3400 block, above West Mercer Way, at 5:15 p.m. The driver claimed that he had left the vehicle in park and blocked a tire. The trailer ended up in a neighbor’s yard, causing damage to a railroad-tie border and tree. DUI: Several callers reported a drunk driver in a white van on West Mercer Way in the evening. One caller reported that the van struck a stop sign and some bushes. Police The following is correspondence from actual clients:

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A year in sports on Mercer Island By Megan Managan

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It seems as if 2012 passed by in just a blink, but looking back on the sports stories from throughout the year, it’s obvious a lot did transpire. Here’s a brief look at some of the biggest sports events and news that happened in 2012.

Winter sports The boys swimming team cruised to not only the regular season KingCo title, but won the KingCo meet as well. The Islanders, who had won six straight s t a t e titles, fell in the district meet and at the 3A state meet to Lakeside. T h e wrestling t e a m finished second in K i n g C o. The team went on to finish seventh at state, with Blake Johnson winning the 160-weight class and teammate Phil Frazier finishing second in the 182

division. Both were the highest individual finishes for the team in recent history. The gymnastics team finished second at KingCo and went on to take fifth at the SeaKing District meet, just missing a spot to compete at the state competition as a team. A year after traveling to Spokane in the new state basketball regional format, the Mercer Island boys basketball team headed to the same event, this time in Puyallup. The Islanders lost to Kennedy Catholic in the first game of the regional round, f inishing the season. The girls basketball team did not advance out of the KingCo tournament. T h e Northwest Ye s h i v a H i g h School girls basketball team traveled to Spokane to play in the 1B state tournament. The team lost in the consolation bracket to end the year with a 21-5 record.

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Mercer Island’s Jake Michael heads the ball into the goal off a corner kick from Josh Lee during the Islanders’ state title game against Bainbridge Island on Saturday, May 26. Left, Islander guard Sam Cohn (10) drives against Lake Washington during a game at Mercer Island on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012 (file photo). Below, Islanders cheer on Daniel Simons in the 100yard butterfly final during the WIAA 3A swimming and dive state championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 (file photo).

Spring sports The girls golf team finished another top-notch season, winning the KingCo title and boasting an undefeated regular season record. The Islanders also won the SeaKing district title. The team went to the state tournament in Spokane and finished in

third place. The boys soccer team won the KingCo tournament and played in the 3A state championship game, falling to Bainbridge, 3-2. The boys lacrosse team won the regular season title and made it to the state semifinals, where the team

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Sports | FROM 9 lost to rival Bellevue. It was the first time in three years, and only the second in 11, when the Islanders did not participate in the state title game. En route to another state title win, the girls tennis team won the KingCo tournament in early spring, followed by a team win at the district tournament. The boys tennis team picked up its spring play, after winning KingCo in the fall, by winning the district title and then heading to the state tournament, where the Islanders won the 3A state title. The girls lacrosse team advanced all the way to the state semifinals before falling to Bainbridge. The team would go on to finish fourth overall, with a 12-4-1 record. The girls water polo team finished third in the state tournament in May, beating Shorewood. Nine track and field athletes made the trip to Mount Tahoma High School for the 3A state track meet in late May. Sophomore Eric Schulz finished in second place overall in the 800-meter race, finishing in 1:53.51. Teammate Carly Andersen won the district title in javelin and finished in sixth place in the event at state.

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Islander fans cheer during the 3A state regional game against Kennedy Catholic at Rogers High School in Puyallup on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Mercer Island lost 73-67. Below, Mercer Island’s Grant Priesler knocks a Bellarmine Prep player out of the way during the Islanders’ home state win over the Lions in late May. Photo by Megan Managan.

Fall sports The Mercer Island girls volleyball team had an unprecedented season, winning the KingCo regular season title, the KingCo tournament title and the SeaKing district title (all against league rival Mount Si), and faced the eventual 3A champions in the first round of the state tournament. The team finished seventh at state. Mercer Island’s season record was 24-1. The girls cross country team finished second at the

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Mercer Island’s Chris Lawler prepares to throw to an Interlake batter during the Islanders’ KingCo win in early May. Below, Islander running back Risley Lesko is tackled for a loss in the backfield by two Mt. Si defenders in the Islanders’ 38-7 homecoming loss on Oct. 19. Photo by Matt Brashears.

KingCo meet and qualified to Kamiakin. as a team for the state meet The boys water polo team with a fifth-place finish at snagged a share of the league districts in October. The title after a win over Bellevue. Islander girls finished in 10th The team went on to finish place at the state meet. in fourth place at the state The girls swimming team tournament. captured its third straight The MIHS football team state title, also winning the finished the season with a KingCo and district meets. 6-4 record, missing the playThe girls soccer team, offs by one game. though it faced a tough postseason road, advanced to the state tournament after winning three games, Former Mercer Island including two shootouts, in a week. The team traveled High School basketball head to Eastern Washington for coach Ed Pepple was inducted into the Washington the� first laces game of of the state Worship tournament, where they fell Review | Page 13

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Boys basketball Friday, Dec. 21 Mercer Island 74, Interlake 37 Mercer Island – 19 25 15 15 – 74 Interlake – 3 6 21 7 – 37 Mercer Island scoring – Nick Nordale 19, Joe Rasmussen 15, Will Taylor 10, Teddy van der Velden 7, Kaleb Warner 7, Jack Counihan 5, Max Tilden 5, David Emanuels 2, Daniel Sims 2. Wednesday, Dec. 26 VisitMesa.com Challenge Mercer Island 51, Mount View 34 Mercer Island – 19 14 9 9 – 51 Mountain View – 5 9 4 16 – 34 Mercer Island scoring – Kaleb Warner 19, Nick Nordale 12, Joe Rasmussen 10, Espen Platou 4, David Emanuels 3, Jake Shaddle 3. Thursday, Dec. 27 VisitMesa.com Challenge St. John’s Jesuit 62, MI 61 St. John’s – 13 17 15 9 8 – 62 Mercer Island – 15 12 17 10 7 – 61 Mercer Island scoring – Kaleb Warner 21, Joe Rasmussen 18, Nick Nordale 9, Jake Shaddle 5, Espen Platou 4, Will Taylor 4.

Girls basketball Friday, Dec. 21 Mercer Island 55, Interlake 22 Mercer Island – 8 12 17 18 – 55 Interlake – 1 6 5 10 – 22 Mercer Island scoring – Kris Brackmann 12, Arianna Moscatel 10, Christina Williamson 10, Rachael Tessem 6, Jessica Blakeslee 4, Marlo Cafarelli 4, Jamie Mounger 4, Suri Johnson 2, Renae Tessem 2, Yasmeen El-Rafey 1.

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Top, the Mercer Island girls swim and dive team celebrates its fourth straight 3A state victory on the podium on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the King County Aquatic Center. Above, the Mercer Island volleyball team wins the KingCo tournament in early November, beating Mount Si, 3-1. The Islanders also won the KingCo regular season title and went on to win the SeaKing District tournament. Bottom, left, members of the Mercer Island and Sammamish girls cross country team run during the first lap of the race on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Luther Burbank Park. MIHS’s Alida Scalzo, front, wins the race. Below, runners race at the beginning of the 10k race during the 40th annual Rotary Run at the end of March.

If you have sports news about a local athlete or team to share with Mercer Island, send it to mmanagan@mireporter.com or call (206) 232-1215. Submissions are run on a space-available basis and can be found online at www.mi-reporter.com.

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Sports Hall of Fame in May. Mercer Island native Matt Boyd was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball draft in June. Two swimmers, both Island natives, participated in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. High school student Hannah Weiss swam in the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke, while Stanford student Ethan Hallowell swam in the 50 freestyle. Mercer Island’s quarterback, Jeff Lindquist, then a high school senior, signed his letter of intent to play football for the University of Washington in February. In November, 14 students from MIHS also signed man at the University of letters to play sports in col- Southern California, Alex lege. They include: Jordan Wood, joined the Trojans Morris, Alex Emanuels, football team as a preGrant Preisler, Hayden ferred walk-on and played Reisman, Justin Rorem, in two games, including Lorenzo Powell, against Syracuse, Tyler Sherper, when Wood kicked Saffron Snethen, field goals for six Kris Brackmann, points. Joe Rasmussen, Longtime Mercer Lottie MacAulay, Island boys soccer Abby Elggren, head coach Steve Grace Wold and Newman died in his Meg Lindsay. sleep in October. He Steve Newman The Islander coached for 17 years Aquathon, held at Mercer Island. at Luther Burbank Park in Chris Hansen, who late July, was the site of the plans to build a new sports 2012 National Aquathon. arena for professional Racers who qualified in basketball and hockey in their divisions had the downtown Seattle, was the chance to compete at the guest speaker at the Boys World Championships in and Girls Club’s annual New Zealand in October. Business Breakfast in midMercer Island High December. School graduate and fresh-

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Mercer Island Rotary Club Meeting: 12-1:30 p.m., Jan. 8,

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: 3-4:30 p.m.,

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

MIVAL Gallery Artist Reception: 5-8 p.m., Jan. 3,

MIHS Basketball Little Cheer Clinic 2013: 4-5 p.m.,

2836 78th Ave. S.E. Features new work by 31 local artists. Paintings, scarves, ceramics, photography and jewelry are featured. Refreshments and hot cider will be served. Regular hours: 12-6 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; 12-4 p.m., Sunday.

Jan. 8 and 10, West Mercer Elementary, 4141 81st Ave. S.E. All preschool and elementary ages welcome. Cost: $55 (full clinic), $40 (one day). Registration required. Contact: Charlene Steinhauer, charlene@steinhauerfamily.com.

Mercer Island Freemasons Meeting: 7:30 p.m., Jan.

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Jan. 3, 2013, Mercer Island Senior Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. A consistent, caring place for group members to discuss Alzheimer’s challenges and problems.

3, Keewaydin Clubhouse, 1836 72nd Ave. S.E. Mercer Island Lodge #297, Free and Accepted Masons of WA, meets the first Thursday of every month except July and August. Dinner at 6:30. www.mercerislandmasons. org.

St. Monica Parish School Open House: 8:45-10:45 a.m.,

Jan. 9, 4320 87th Ave. S.E. Families and parents are invited to this informational tour of the school. www. stmonicasea.org.

Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Jan. 9,

Jan. 6 SJCC Jewish Touch Lecture Series: “Jewish Comedians

in 1950s Hollywood,” 2 p.m., Jan. 6, Stroum JCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Speaker: Foster Hirsch, professor of film at Brooklyn College, will explore comedians including Danny Kaye, Judy Holliday, Jerry Lewis, etc. Tickets: $8 (members), $12 (nonmembers). www.sjcc.org.

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Topic: “Everything You Wanted To Know” about the Social Security Administration. Speaker: Kirk Larson, SSA Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist. The public is welcome.

Events | Upcoming Mercer Island Kiwanis Meeting: 12 p.m., Jan. 10,

Jan. 8 Mom’s Mornings: 9:30-11

a.m., Jan. 8, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 8501 S.E. 40th Street. A safe, happy place for moms to gather every Tuesday, presented by the HTLC Christian Education Committee. Child care provided. Schedule follows MISD schedule. www. htlcmi.org/momsmornings.

Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. This regular meeting will include a special presentation by Robert Munger about U-2 piloting during the Cold War. The public is invited. Please RSVP to hdingwall@msn.com or calling Dr. Harry Dingwall: (206) 232-0672. RSVP deadline: Jan. 9.

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MIPC Concert Series: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 11, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. “A Thirty Finger Festival - One Piano, Six Hands.” Natalya Ageyeva, Deborah Dewey, Lisa Bergman. An evening of piano feats and fireworks by three virtuosi. About Food: “Tampopo,”

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p.m., Jan. 16; 1 p.m., Jan. 27. Get started with KCLS eBooks. Bring your eReader, tablet or phone for an introduction to downloading from the library’s growing catalog of titles. Opera Preview: “La Cenerentola,” 7 p.m., Jan. 9. Presented by Norm Hollingshead. Gioachino Rossini’s retelling of “Cinderella” includes no

a.m., 11:30 a.m., Jan. 11. A KCLS volunteer instructor can provide one-on-one assistance. Please register. Join Fredric Tobis, a Mercer Island resident and Center for Physician Leadership Training principal, for an informative discussion.

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First Aid and Adult CPR Class:

9 a.m.-2 p.m., Jan. 12, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Cost: $35 (check or cash). To reserve a space, call (206) 275-7607. www.mercergov.org.

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OFF ISLAND HOMES

Bothell Beauty

$478,500

Stunning 2 storied main floor home with all the right spaces and flow; great side fenced garden; gate to community playground. 3BR/2.5BA. Bonus (4th BRM)/2 car #429369 Hedy Joyce 206-406-7275

Talbot Hill

$489,900

John F. Buchan model w/lg kit, stainless steel Bosch Appls. Bamboo hrdwd flrs, w/ gas fplc. Mstr ste w/ lg walk-in, & den. Pvt fenced yard backs up to greenbelt #424223 Jeffrey Costello 206-230-5496 Chase Costello 206-230-595

Commercial/MV

$585,000

Chestnut Hill

$775,000

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

7BR/6BA 10267SF - Once in a lifetime! Classic 1888 grand mansion meets millions in upgrades, restorations and additions. Must see!! #416669

Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

James R. Shute 206-230-5421

Moses Lake

$800,540

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

◆ New on Market Virtual Tours Leschi Views

$829,950

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

Premier Hi-Rise $1,085,000

Total luxury in One Lincoln Tower. 1800+sf with 180’ views. 2br/2ba in prime Downtown Bellevue location. Spa, Pool, 24 hour concierge, private parking. #428718 Harrison & St. Mary 206-919-9992

Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy new year! From the Coldwell Banker Bain Mercer Island office

2013

◆ Just Listed!

Hoquiam Lot

$3,250,000

Once in a lifetime…first time on market! Own the point at Sunlight Beach. 4 bedroom main house/1 bedroom apartment/huge boathouse all on sandy beach. #428742 Carol Hinderstein 206-595-5722

$25,000 Kent 10 acres

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

Fall City

Previews International

Fall City

$150,000

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

$325,000

3 lot assemblage on upper side of the PrestonFall City Rd. Water stubbed to all, lovely area and a fast commute. #149963 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Mercer Island

$598,000

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

Estates $850,000 $300,000 Hoquiam 58 lots in a 55+ plat. All utilities are in, the

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

$125,000 Fall City

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

$250,000 Westside View

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

$100,000 Mercer Island

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

$325,000

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

road is paved. 1/2 reduction from previous price, nice territorial views and convenient to shopping. #194858 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Snoqualmie Pass

$3,330,000

Moses Lake

$6,331,742

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

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

Newcastle Land

Bend Land $150,000 N 3.4 ac w/commercial

Lake $10,197,518 $550,000 Moses 140.9 acres development parcel. Close to

N. Bend 29 Acre

$249,000 Pacific Hwy So.

$575,000

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

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 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING

◆ Waterfront!

VACANT LAND

North Bend

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$2,249,000

Premium newer home in Downtown Bellevue neighborhood of VueCrest. Showcase quality! Contemporary great room design, chef’s kitchen, main floor master! #428861 Harrison & St. Mary 206-953-8359

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

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

airport and adjacent to business park, partial ag. Utilities close or in street, additional parcels available. #311374 Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

Moses Lake

$26,872,940

303+ acres. 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

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


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To see every home that is for sale in Western Washington go to cbbain.com

MERCER ISLAND HOMES

Mercer Isle

$152,000

Wonderful Western exposure gives this top floor unit glorious light & vistas. N’End, Close to all amenities & a commuter’s dream. This 1BR/1BA just waits for you! #393485 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

Coldwell Banker Bain and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve would like to thank the Mercer Island community for their generosity! Over 10,000 toys have been collected for Toys for Tots over the past 12 years!

Immaculate Home $1,170,000 Gracious 4BR built by Imani Homes-an outstanding builder. Large windows, high ceilings, spacious rooms. New stainless appliances. Fab Master Suite. Low maintenance #423688 Sarah Ford 206-230-5354

Shared Wtft

Great Style!

$759,900

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

$1,300,000

Lovely setting on .49 Acre 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

Views!

$1,587,000

Contemporary 3-level luxury home located on .46 acre lot w/Lake WA views on every level. 6,070sf, 6BR/5.25BA. Spacious & private! #417385 Chase Costello 206-999-4420 Jeff Costello 206-595-5709

Opportunity!

$598,900

Fixer upper with potential or bring your architect! Serene private lane on west side with possible lake views! #404816 Carol Hinderstein 206-595-5722

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/3BA/2gar #335045 Hedy Joyce 206-406-7275

92’ ft Wtft

$2,200,000

Live your dream on this 29k sf street to water property. Sandy bathing beach, stone patio at the water’s edge, gently rolling grounds. Imagine the possibilities #399584 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444

*New Listing*

$718,000

View condo: fam rm/kit, liv/din rm w/ gas frpl, 2BR’s w/en suite BA, powder rm, utility rm. Fea incl granite, dbl ovens, gas cooking, hdwd, A/C, secured parking. #430137 Molly Penny 206-230-5515

Room to Grow?? $939,000

This home has what you need! Upscale cul-de-sac nghbrhd 4BR/3BA, den, huge rec rm, hdwds & stone flrs. Private, lvl yrd, 2.5 car gar. Chic updates! #421853 Harrison & St.Mary 206-919-9992

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

OFF ISLAND HOMES

-SHORT SALE-

$129,900

Cozy 2BR/1BA 934SF unit in the Issaquah Highlands. New paint and trim. Brand new laminate flooring in living room. MB features a large walk in closet. #427228 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

West Seattle

$309,900

Great 2BR/1BA 940SF home in the Genessee neighborhood of West Seattle. Close to the junction, shops, schools. Large back yard, 1 car garage. Great starter home! #397600 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING

-SHORT SALE-

$149,900

This spacious double-wide sits on a large 2.5 acre lot with 1.5 acres cleared, fenced and usable. Secluded and private. Fire pit. Great opportunity! #407273 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

Newly Restored!

$324,950

Lg Master + 2BR den/office. Family rm, Living rm, & Dining rm downstairs. Mud room off kit Lg unfinished basement w/ potential, $3,000 Seller appliance credit #425696 Jeffrey Costello 206-230-5496

Commercial

$175,000

-SHORT SALE-

$180,600

Price reduced to sell. Updated commercial in Bremerton. Current business would like to lease back. Free street parking. #276347

MULTI FAMILY DUPLEX in W Seattle. Preapproved price by lender! Great investor opportunity - zoned C-140 with great development potential. #334912

Michael Schoonover 425-442-0477

James R. Shute 206-230-5421

-SHORT SALE-

$335,000

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

Holiday Cheer

$389,000

New Price. 2BR mid century brick home. One block to PCC. Short stroll to Lake WA. Updates: roof, water heater, windows. Ready for decorator’s touch. Usable garage too! #415459 Mary Yax 206-612-8722

Moses Lake

$253,440

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

Sunset Hill

$456,000

Light & bright 3BR/3Bath in Ballard’s Sunset Hill nbrhd. Master on main. Large kitchen. Bonus Rm. Heated garage. Close to cafes, parks & bluff for great sunsets! #420620 Sarah Ford 206-230-5354

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


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