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MIHS Drama presents “Antigone” Mercer Island High School Drama will present the winter production “Antigone” beginning Jan. 24. The play will run Jan. 24 through Jan. 26 and the following weekend Jan. 31 through Feb. 2. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door at the MIHS Performing Arts Center.

City to receive $30,000 in grants from PSE for Green Power

MISD board meeting Thursday morning

Kix and Spinz grand opening Saturday Kix and Spinz, a new fitness center located at 8451 S.E. 68th Street, Suite 105 on the South end, will hold a grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Environmental Assessment to begin, public to have say at WSDOT meeting Jan. 29 Mary L. Grady

Despite a positive spin on how well tolling performed on the SR-520 bridge during its first year, it will not be enough to pay for its rebuilding. Traffic counts from the Washington state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) show that while volumes initially fell 48 percent on SR-520, they have now recovered to 70 percent of pretolling volumes. For its first full year that ended Dec. 29, SR-520 tolling has brought in approximately $50 million. But it will not be enough.

Tolling meeting Tuesday, Jan. 29

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The 14th annual MIPA Preschool Fair is 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Islander Middle School. Looking for a preschool, enrichment program, or child care on Mercer Island? Representatives from various programs on the Island will be present to answer your questions about their curriculum, enrollment, tuition and program options. The event is free and open to interested parents and caregivers. To learn more visit www.

Idea to toll I-90 to help fund SR-520 not new

ommended a financing strategy to fund the recommended SR 520 design options. The group began meeting as early as 2009 and included ten members of the Legislature and the leaders of the The budget set for the project Joint Transportation Committee is $4.6 billion. Forecasts show that including Mercer Island state only $4.1 billion can be expected Representative Judy Clibborn. Tolling of I-90 was part of a from SR-520 tolling. Tolling I-90 is needed to make up the differ- multi-part strategy set out by the group which included lookence. How Islanders will fare in the ing at various sources of funds in addition to upcoming change SR-520 tolls. As it is the focus of a became apparent meeting that will that SR-520 tollbe held between ing would not be 4 and 7 p.m. on enough and that The meeting with WSTuesday Jan. 29, at other sources were DOT about tolling on I-90 the Mercer Island not available, the will take place at the MerCommunity and group concluded cer Island Community and Events Center. that general tolling Event Center on Tuesday, The decision to of I-90 to fill the Jan. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. determine if I-90 gap needed to start tolling revenues “no sooner than would be needed for SR-520, has been in the works 2014.” However recent statements for at least three years. A group appear to say 2015 is a more reacalled the SR-520 Legislative sonable start date. For more background, go to Workgroup reviewed and


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Fog hovers over Lake Washington and Mercer Island at Luther Burbank Park on Sunday, Jan. 20. The fog and heavy clouds covered most of Western Washington for a week before finally clearing.

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The Mercer Island School District board of directors will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 in the City Council Chambers. The board plans to discuss the facilities master plan and extending the superintendent’s contract.

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By encouraging residents to sign up for Puget Sound Energy’s Green Power Program, the City of Mercer Island won a $30,000 grant that will be used to build a community solar power unit. Residents and businesses of Mercer Island met the “Mercer Island Gets Green … One Hero at a Time” community challenge to increase enrollment in Puget Sound Energy’s Green Power Program to 750 residential and business participants in 2012. Mercer Island schools are also set

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House, Senate bills ignites debate on insurance abortion coverage

sponsored by Sen. Steve es would offer subsidized Hobbs (D-44th District, health insurance plans to Two bills introduced Lake Stevens) with 22 co- those who are eligible. Federal funds, says Cody, early in this legislative ses- signers. “It’s imperative that we cannot by law be used for sion would require any health-insurance plan in create this protection for abortions. Women who buy Washington state that cov- women in order to ensure subsidized health insurers maternal care to also their constitutional right of ance under the new federal choice and health care cover abortions. law would HB 1044 and SB 5009, more imporneed to pay collectively known as the tantly, for their health, ” their insurReproductive Parity Act, ers separately would reinforce existing said Hobbs. have for abortion state law that requires insur- “We coverage, ance companies to cover seen in some and womabortion except in cases in states an eroe n’s - h e a lt h which the insurance pro- sion of women’s health advocates vider is explicitly religious. such as Cody Rep. Eileen Cody (D-34th and choice and what are unsure District, Seattle), one of the how healthHouse bill’s primary spon- we want to insurance sors, claims the legislation ensure is that Rep. Eileen Cody, c o m p a n i e s would help women main- there’s a fireD-34th District, Seattle may react to tain their current coverage wall against that erosion. ” the increased once state health insurance H e a l t h - i n s u r a n c e bureaucracy and overhead exchanges open in Oct. exchanges, which are from such a requirement. 2013. “As we implement the “The main reason is to intended to help individuals insure that Washington and businesses compare and federal health care reform women can continue to buy insurance policies, are law,” said Cody, “we need make their choices with part of the federal Patient to ensure that we have no their family and their doc- Protection and Affordable erosion of our existing laws tor,” said Cody, speaking for Care Act, signed into law by in Washington that proPresident Barack Obama in tect women’s reproductive her 41 co-sponsors. The Senate version is March 2010. The exchang- rights.” The RPA, according to supporters, would prevent the need for a separate Mercer abortion health-insurance Island payment that could make Volume 56, No. 4 access to the procedure more difficult, particularly 7845 SE 30th Street Janet Taylor, Publisher for low-income women. Mercer Island, WA 98040 Opponents of the bill, (206) 232-1215 such as Joseph Backholm, Mary L. Grady, Editor Fax (206) 232-1284 director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington, say Theres’a Baumann, Advertising the bill is unnecessary at best Subscriptions (253) 872-6610 or and at worst forces abortion Megan Managan, Rebecca Mar opponents to pay for coverAdvertising (206) 232-1215 Staff Writers Deadline 4 p.m. Thursday age they find objectionable. “It addresses a problem Melanie Morgan, Production Classified (800) 388-2527 that doesn’t exist, in that any Deadline 11 a.m. Monday woman who wants abortion Submissions and letters to the editor The Mercer Island Reporter (USPS insurance in Washington can be sent to or 339620) is published every Wednesday can get it,” said Backholm. by calling (206) 232-1215. by Sound Publishing, Inc. Second-class postage paid at Mercer Island, WA. “It denies the rights of indiA Division of Subscriptions: $39 per year. Postmaster: viduals,” he said, referring to Send address changes to, 7845 S.E. 30th those who object to funding St, Mercer Island, WA 98040. abortions. By Zoey Palmer, Reporter

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“The main reason is to insure that Washington women can continue to make their choices with their family, and their doctor.”


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Seagulls crowd on the roof of The Mercer apartments on Sunday, Jan. 20 as the fog continued to blanket the Island. Governor Jay Inslee expressed his support for the Reproductive Parity Act Wednesday afternoon during his inaugural address. “Washington women need the freedom and privacy to make the health care decisions that are best for themselves and their families. That’s why I look forward to the Legislature sending the Reproductive Parity Act to my desk, which I will sign,” he promised. Reactions from legislators were sharply divided. Inslee’s fellow Democrats applauded the governor’s declaration while Republicans expressed concerns that it may jeopardize federal health-care funding many say the state desperately needs, and that it distracts from more pressing issues such as job creation. “We have to look at that economic issue as well, not just the emotional issue,” said Sen. Mark Schoesler (R-9th District, Ritzville). An earlier version of the bill passed the state House of Representatives last year but was held up in the Senate.

MI Parks Department hosts public meeting on playground replacement By Jason Kintner

Special to the Reporter

The Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department will be conducting two public meetings to discuss opportunities and receive design input on the upcoming Luther Burbank Playground replacement, scheduled for construction in the Summer of 2013. Meetings will be held Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 and Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013 between 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mercer Room at the Mercer Island Community Center, 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island. Community participation and cooperation is encouraged to help design your new playground. The purpose of these meetings is to work with

the community to discuss the design of the new playground features and provide prospective design firms an opportunity to incorporate community ideas in their conceptual designs of the new Luther Burbank playground. At the February 19, 2013 meeting, prospective design firms will be given the opportunity to present their conceptual designs and answer questions from the community regarding their conceptual designs. Throughout the entire planning process, written and electronic mail comments are welcomed and accepted. For more information about this project, please contact Jason Kintner, Parks Superintendent, at

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Real estate diva, Shirley Lake dies at 88 Editor’s note: Islander Shirley Lake who died Jan. 9, sold property here and on the Eastside for 43 years. She began selling homes not because she wanted to, but because she needed to help support her family after a crisis. Little did she know how successful she would become. No one knows how many houses she sold, they only can say it was a lot. Excerpts from a 1982 story about Lake written by former Mercer Island Reporter writer, Nancy Hilliard, sums up Lake’s drive and philosophy. By Nancy Gould Hilliard

The Mercer Island Reporter July 6, 1982

“Could I see the houses at Shirley Lake?” a homebuyer once asked a local realtor. “Uh, er,” stammered the realtor, “That is not a place but a person. In fact, she works for another real estate office.” Shirley Lake, a real estate salesperson who specialized in Mercer Island property sales for Coldwell Banker, (now Coldwell Banker Bain here on Mercer Island) has carried up to 40 listings at one time all over the Eastside. Her quantity of listings alone promoted name familiarity as few realtors did. She began working in the mid-1960s selling hundreds of homes both here and across the Eastside. She worked first for Glendale Realty, then for Henry Broderick, whose firm was later bought by Coldwell Banker. (According to her son, David Lake, who lives on Mercer Island, the late Bill Bain explained that he

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As late as 1982 and probably for a few years beyond that, Lake rolled around town in a 1966 Chrysler Imperial that used to belong to her mother. bought out Broderick Real Estate simply to get Shirley Lake on his staff.) The late Mr. Broderick used to call Lake his “million dollar girl,” (in 1980s dollars) but now she sells six times that amount of real estate annually. “If you need the money, you have to work very hard,” she said. For many years, beginning in 1978, Lake was a member of the Coldwell Banker’s President Club, representing the top five percent of the national sales staff. Sometime in the 1970s, she was the company’s number three sales person in the nation for the firm. Lake’s customers asked her for names of babysitters and window washers, or how to get into the real estate business. It was that personal touch that gave her an edge. She said she sold service

rather than houses. The redhaired mother of four who married Sam Lake in 1950, explained that she did not dream of being a career woman, but went back Contributed Photo to work when a family mem- Shirley Lake ber’s medical

bills nearly bankrupted the family in 1967. She went into a South end real estate office and asked for a job. “ W h e n Evelyn Zanner told me ‘to get a license and come on’ — I was aghast, I thought, my

gosh, even at age 42, someone wants me.” She said she sold her first house in Kirkland, the day before she took the real estate exam. “I wasn’t quite sure how to write it up. But once the deal was finalized, I felt I could lick the world; it was intoxicating.” Her career meant her children and husband had to adapt. She credited her success to the partnership with her husband (Sam, who died in 2010), who pitched in at every point. Her children all became “unspoiled quickly,” she explained. She said that her success and strong business ethic came from need. She did not need to be fulfilled. “I would have been very content to remain a homemaker, traveller and volunteer.” And when would she retire? “I want to keep working until I feel a little inadequate. Although I’ll probably get a little senile first, and still think I am wonderful. I guess you might say I want to wear out — not rust out As it turned out she sold property for 27 more years after this story was written, retiring only in 2009. Lake’s full obituary can be found on page 7 this week.

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Community briefs Donations needed to save Summer Celebration fireworks The Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department is now fundraising for the 2013 year of programs and events, including the annual Summer Celebration fireworks. According to figures, $28,000 is needed to help fund things such as Mostly Music in the Park, Summer Celebration, parks equipment and the fireworks. “We are also holding a special fundraising effort this year for the Summer Celebration Fireworks Celebration,” the department said in a press release. “We need to raise $28,000 for this traditional community evening at Luther Burbank Park. If we do not have the majority of the funding raised by March 1, 2013, the fireworks evening will unfortunately be canceled.” To donate or learn more, visit the city’s website.

Liquor Board to hold forums on regulating marijuana The Washington State Liquor Control Board will hold six public forums regarding the agency’s

implementation of Initiative 502, which legalizes, licenses and regulates marijuana production, distribution, and possession for people over 21. Forums will include an open house with liquor board staff, an overview of the board’s role in implementing I-502, information on the timeline for implementation, and time for public comments. I-502, which was passed by Washington voters last November, gives the state until Dec. 1, 2013, to craft rules for implementation. The liquor board expects to take the full year to develop the framework for the new system. Liquor board directors said the forums will be an opportunity for interested citizens to receive updates on I-502 implementation and provide input to the board. “Clearly, there is passion about what Washington’s system of legal marijuana will look like when fully implemented,” said Sharon Foster, the liquor board’s chair, in a press release. “This is an opportunity for the public to meet the board and staff involved in implementation, learn about our role in implementation and to provide testimony. We appreciate the cooperation of the Association of Washington Cities for their help in arranging these


forums.” Additional information, including a fact sheet, answers to frequently asked questions and a tentative timeline, is available on the liquor board’s website at The closest forum is set for 6 p.m., Jan. 24, at Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room, 600 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104.

County Council selects 2013 Leadership Team Council member Larry Gossett has been picked to be King County Council chair for the third year in a row. Pete von Reichbauer, the councilmember who represents Federal Way and South King County, earned two appointments as a chair of a council committee. Von Reichbauer will chair the Government Accountability and Oversight committee, which is responsible for making recommendations on “improving efficiency, cost effective and performance of all branches of county government, and enhancing the oversight, accountability and transparency” in county government. Von Reichbauer will also chair the Regional Policy Committee, which reviews and recommends regional policies and plans that deal with issues other than transit and water quality. This


can include public health, human services, open space, housing and so on. Councilmember Jane Hague will be Gossett’s vice chair of regional coordination, and Councilmember Julia Patterson was picked to be vice chair of policy development and review. Patterson will also act as the chair of the council’s Committee of the Whole. To learn more, visit www.

Free flu vaccines for uninsured Seattle and King County Public Health are offering free flu vaccination clinics for anyone over 6 months of age who does not have health insurance or who is unable to pay. The clinics only offer the flu vaccine. The Eastgate Public Health Center, located at 14350 S.E. Eastgate Way in Bellevue, on Wednesday, Jan. 23 and Jan. 30, from 3 to 7 p.m. Flu shots, nasal spray vaccines and preservative-free, gelatin-free and latex-free vaccines will be available. Those needing a flu shot do not need to be a regular client of Public Health Centers and do not need to show proof of citizenship to get the vaccine. People who do have health insurance or can pay for the vaccine can get the vaccine at most local pharmacies and doctor’s offices. To see where vaccines are

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Metro looking for comments on I-90 bus route changes Metro Transit is hoping that bus riders can provide feedback on possible changes to several routes along the Interstate 90 corridor. Metro hopes to ease crowding and improve travel times by making schedule and route changes along seven routes on I-90, including routes 211 and 216, which stop at the Mercer Island Park and Ride. The routes are some of the busiest, and Metro often hears from riders that buses are overcrowded. When service changed in the fall of 2012, Metro saw an increase of riders on routes 216 and 218, which were already full as the buses left the downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel. Metro changed the service so that route 218 no longer stopped at the Eastgate Freeway Station, as the buses were often too full. Route 216 will follow the same pattern beginning in February 2013. With the change, the 216 bus would no longer stop at the Park and Ride on Mercer Island. Metro would like riders to share their thoughts and take an online survey through Feb. 10. Planners will also be

hosting a public meeting on Jan. 31 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Union Station in Seattle. Public feedback can also be sent to or by calling (206) 263-9768.

Gun buyback set for Saturday in Seattle The City of Seattle and King County are holding a gun buyback from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot underneath Interstate 5 between Cherry and James Streets. Individuals can turn in their unwanted weapons without fear of being identified. Law enforcement officials will not be taking pictures of participants, nor will they be logging license plate numbers or running ballistic tests on the guns that are turned in. In exchange for dropping off a weapon, individuals will receive a gift card valued at up to $100 in exchange for hand guns, shotguns, and rifles, and up to $200 for assault weapons.

Fog finally lifts After more than a week of cold, foggy and smoggy weather — leading to burn bans in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, the sky is finally set to clear somewhat for the rest of the week bringing rain and warmer temperatures. According to the weather station at St. Monica School, temperatures fell to 30 degrees on Monday.

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t might be time to stop and take a breath to figure out who to be mad at about tolling on I-90. First, just who is in charge of tolling on I-90? Who will determine if, how, and how much tolls should be? It is not the Mercer Island City Council, not Sound Transit, not even the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) or even the SR-520 Workgroup made up of Legislators and state officials who studied how to pay for rebuilding the corridor. Instead, it is the Washington State Transportation Commission in Olympia that “determines and establishes toll rates and exemptions for state toll facilities in Washington.” According to WAC 468270-040: “In determining toll amounts, the Transportation Commission considers data and information provided by the Department of Transportation, public opinion and advice from any required citizen advisory committee.” ‘It is not the While the city is ready City Council, or to take input and feels the pain of Islanders, they simWSDOT but the ply cannot say ‘we won’t Washington state do it.‘ We do not own the interstate or the park-andTransportation ride; WSDOT operates them Commission that for the people of Washington state. Our thoughts on establishes tolls.’ the matter are important to these agencies, but no more and no less than our neighbors in Bellevue, Issaquah or Sammamish, who must also deal with tolls in the future. It is easy to imagine commuters who live or work in Bellevue who might feel the same way we do. There is no ‘way’ to get out of Bellevue to get to Seattle without a long detour. Surely Islanders’ arguments that they must go to Seattle for work or medical treatment cannot be much different than theirs. So, it is incumbent upon us to participate in these discussions and to do so in an informed and constructive way. Write to the WSTC, comment through WSDOT’s environmental assessment process and other avenues. Go to www.wstc. and take a look. There is an easy way to let them know how you feel: go to www.wstc.

Contrary to what this sign says on the ramp to westbound I-90 off West Mercer Way, Sound Transit does not have the authority to implement tolling on I-90.



Online poll: If an I-90 toll is implemented, which side of the Island should be tolled? Vote in the latest poll online • 67.61 % said western side on the floating bridge. at • 32.39 % said eastern side to Bellevue. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 | PAGE 5

To the editor Islanders should be exempt from tolls Interstate 90 is the only way on and off Mercer Island, and the I-90 bridges are already paid for. Any proposal to place a toll on I-90 must exempt those living on Mercer Island! The technology exists to exclude MI residents from I-90 tolls. The tolling license plate scanners could compare the plate numbers of vehicles passing through the toll zone against a list of vehicles registered to Mercer Island residents. Any vehicle licensed to a Mercer Island residential address would not be charged. To qualify for this exemption, the owner of the vehicle must live on Mercer Island with a valid residential address. Paul Jones

drive free of I-90 tolls. His statement completely ignores what would happen to the MI P&R (park-and-ride), if such a solution were implemented. At this time we have plenty of offIsland commuters who like to take advantage of the free parking at the P&R, and it is all but impossible to I have been advocating that find a parking spot after 7:30 a.m. the Mercer Island City Council Consider what the parking would empanel a public transit commitbe like if these commuters could tee for the purpose of keeping the avoid paying a toll by stopping on Council informed of Mercer Island at the P&R transit issues affect(or even just to visit the ing Mercer Island. store.) This is what the Typically, City mayor proposed, and Send your letters Council members after implementing the to: editor@mi-reporter. are not public transit mayor’s solution, we com. Keep it brief, users and are unaware can forget about finding courteous, and sign of public transit issues parking at the P&R. your name. that affect Mercer Since the majority of Island. vehicles in the MI P&R Last week, Mayor Bassett proved originate on the Eastside, the only me correct on this point when he I-90 tolling solution that will presaid that his solution for I-90 tolling serve P&R access for Islanders will was a “win-win” for the Island. His be to toll only on the East Channel solution was to toll only those who Bridge. We will end up paying a toll drive completely across the lake, eastbound with the consolation that thus allowing Island residents to the bus will still be accessible from

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the MI P&R. Mercer Island contributes greatly to public transit in King County. We pay lots of tax to support Metro/ Sound Transit, and we are going to give up a safe and reliable I-90 so that Sound Transit can use the express lanes for light rail. In spite of our contribution, we are getting very little transit in return. As our representatives, it is incumbent on the City Council to protect our interests in public transit just as they are now with I-90 tolling. I urge the Council to start being advocates for the Island in the area of public transit. Clark Powell

Support MIYFS at Heart Breakfast, Feb. 13 As a former client, City Council liaison and supporter of Mercer Island Youth and Family Services, I cannot say enough about how this agency helps our community. Although I cannot attend the

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letters | FROM 5 Giving From the Heart Breakfast on Feb. 13, I will be there in spirit. The services that they give to this community cannot be quantified in dollars, but it is necessary to raise money to ensure their continued success. In a time when we all need to take care of each other, this service is essential to our community. Please consider attending this function and supporting MI Youth and Family Services. Rep. Judy Clibborn Washington State Legislature, 41st District


Elephants, education and conservation all important | Island Forum

I was disappointed to short-sighted and ignores read Danny Westneat’s what zoos do best — conrecent article in The Seattle servation and education. Times, “Elephants The sad real‘extremists’ in ity is that there are Seattle now feeling increasingly few “vindicated,” in safe havens left for which he declared elephants in the that “Keeping elewild. The Asian phants in captivity elephant is now clearly isn’t worklisted as an endaning.” His opinions gered species, and were based on a Clare Hodgson the well-docurecent series by Meeker mented decimareporter Michael tion of hundreds Berens, “Glamour Beasts,” of African elephants by which ran in the Seattle poachers inside a national Times on Dec. 9 and 10. To park in the Republic of declare the Woodland Park Cameroon in 2012 alone Zoo’s longstanding ele- is a tragic example of a disphant program a failure is turbing trend. Zoos enable people to see and experience these majestic animals up close and nurture a compassion for them in the wild. There is something both powerful and transforming when CRS, M. ED an elephant looks you in Voted Five Star - Best In Client the eye and snakes its enorSatisfaction: Real Estate Broker mous trunk in your direction. In the words of Jane Serving Mercer Island, the Eastside and Seattle Goodall, “Only when we 206.979.8400 understand can we care, and only when we care will we help.” It is clear from the positive reaction to the births email it to

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of Hansa at the Woodland Park Zoo in 2000 and Lily at the Portland Zoo in 2012 that a large segment of the public celebrates and cherishes every baby elephant that is born in captivity. Though Hansa’s death in 2007 was a tragedy, it had nothing to do with the care she was getting. She died from a rare strain of the herpes virus that had not been known to affect baby elephants before. But her short life nevertheless brought great joy to our lives and to us as a society. I had my own experience getting to know the Woodland Park Zoo elephants and keepers when I wrote the children’s book, “Hansa, the True Story of an Asian Elephant Baby,” in 2002. Since then, I have stayed in touch with the elephant keepers and visit the exhibit to get updates on the latest activities of the female herd so I can

answer students’ questions during school presentations. On a visit to the elephant exhibit last week, I watched the elephant keepers working with 43-year-old Watoto on an innovative physical therapy program during her morning bath to increase her flexibilJane Goodall Conservationist ity, balance and core strength. The Woodland Park Zoo’s three female elephants are between the ages of 32 and 45 years old. With a life span similar to humans, this program is a great example of the type of proactive care that the elephant keepers are doing to provide for the herd’s long-term needs on a daily basis. The Seattle City Council recently announced that it is going to convene a task force to study Woodland Park Zoo’s elephant exhibit and determine whether its three elephants would be

“Only when we understand can we care and only when we care will we help.”

better off in an elephant sanctuary out of the state. It is important to note that elephant sanctuaries are not open to the public. This study must include talking with the elephant keepers themselves, something that was never done by either Berens or Westneat. One frequent visitor to the elephant barn over the last five years is a young girl named Karina. She began visiting the elephants when she was 2. Karina wears a sweatshirt which reads, “Friends don’t let friends become extinct.” These powerful words from a child leaves me wondering, if we could no longer see elephants in zoos, would we stop thinking about them or caring what happens to them in the wild? Islander Clare Hodgson Meeker is an award-winning author of 10 books and over 20 magazine articles for children, including the Smithsonian Notable Book “Lootas Little Wave Eater, An Orphaned Sea Otter’s Story”; “Hansa, The True Story of an Asian Elephant Baby.”

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Burglary: A 44-year-old

Abandoned vehicle: Police impounded an Audi Allroad at 9:40 a.m. in the 2200 block of 66th Avenue S.E. for being parked in excess of 72 hours.

woman being stalked by her ex-boyfriend reported that the suspect knocked on her apartment door, in the 3200 block of East Lexington Way, at 2:30 a.m. and left after she refused to let him in. When her roommate, a 43-year-old man, came home in the morning, he found the suspect in the victim’s bedroom. The victim had likely forgotten to lock the front door when she went to work. The victim has received numerous calls and texts from the suspect, and a protection order was to be established.

Jan. 3 Package theft: Delivered

items were stolen from a woman’s front porch on First Hill, in the 7200 block of S.E. 24th Street. The items included a Lego remote control car, special vehicle child restraint harness system, and a children’s night light. The theft occurred in mid-October.

Jan. 8 Arrest: Police arrested a 35-year-old Fall City man at 7:51 a.m. in the 7900 block of S.E. 28th Street on a suspended license warrant. He was cited for several local violations and transferred into Kent police custody. His amount of bail was $1,100. Lost bike: A 75-year-old man reported that a bicycle was left on his property after Jan. 6 in the 5300 block of Landsdowne Lane. It did not belong to any of his neighbors.

Jan. 10 Burglary: Jewelry was sto-

len from a residence in the 4000 block of 97th Avenue S.E. sometime between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m., when the victim was away at work.

Shirley Lewis Lake


Jan. 11 Burglary: The side door

of a home in the 2700 block of West Mercer Way was forced open sometime after the previous morning. No items were stolen, but suspects sifted through several belongings and damaged an antique dresser.

Jan. 13 Slashed tires: Someone slashed the tires of an Acura Legend in the 8400 block of S.E. 34th Place, several blocks north of the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, sometime after Dec. 17, while the 26-yearold victim was away on a trip. His home phone line was also cut.

Jan. 14 Assault: A 24-year-old man assaulted his brother, 23, at 5:45 p.m. at home off of West Mercer Way. He shoved his brother and threw him to the ground after they argued about opening a door. Two witnesses were present. Both subjects reported pain but aid was declined. Fraud: A 41-year-old North end resident lost $800 when six fraudulent charges were placed on her Bank of America checking account between Jan. 2 and Jan. 4. She subsequently closed the account.

Doris Jane Williamson

Doris Jane Williamson died November 28th, 2012 with her husband of over sixty years at her bedside. She was born September 25th, 1926 in Herron, Illinois. In 1952, she married an Australian engineer, James Williamson, and they began their lives together traveling and living abroad. During retirement, they settled in Kihei, Maui and lived in paradise for 22 years. She will be remembered for her artistic pursuits and her gracious, warm personality. She is survived by her husband, James, her children; Beverley Shimmin, Stephen Williamson,Wendy (Cole) Dalton, Philip (Andrea) Williamson, nine grandchildren, and one great grandchild. A memorial service will be held at the Ida Culver House Broadview, 12501 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA, 98133. Please call 206-226-6676 for date, time, and additional information. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice or Providence Hospice of Seattle. 729714

Edith Julia Kraft Demmert

Edith Julia Kraft Demmert was born October 5, 1916 In Vienna, Austria during World War I, she immigrated to the United States in 1923 with her mother, father, and younger sister. She grew up in Schenectady, New York, earning several degrees: Registered Nurse from NewYork Hospital, BS in Public Health Nursing from N.Y.U., and MS in Child Development and Family Relationships from Cornell U. Edith served with the 9th General Hospital during WWII in the Southwest Pacific. After the war she did Public Health nursing in New York City and upstate NY before going to Craig, Alaska to be the public health nurse in 1950. She married L. Embert Demmert October 19, 1951 in Craig. They moved to Mercer Island WA in 1961 where they lived until their deaths, raising three sons. She was an institution at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, active with Buildings and Grounds and kitchen details. She is pre-deceased by her husband, L. Embert Demmert (1994), her sister Lisbeth, and is survived by her three sons, Lonnie, Steve, and Doug and their extensive families. Edith died peacefully January 14 with her sons, their wives, and some of her granddaughters at her side. In lieu of flowers, Edith requested remembrances be made to the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church Foundation, 3605 84th Ave. SE, MI, WA 98040, or a charity of your choice. 729716

$25,000 loss after car prowl Sporting and outdoor goods worth over $25,000 were stolen out of an Isuzu Trooper sometime overnight on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the 9000 block of S.E. 50th Street, near Northwest Yeshiva High School. A second vehicle was prowled at the same residence. Forced entry was not apparent, but it is not known whether or not the vehicles were unlocked. One vehicle

was parked in the driveway, and the other was in the street. Two other vehicles were prowled that same night at a separate location in the 7000 block of 80th Avenue S.E., in a neighborhood west of the South end shopping center, sometime between midnight and 8 a.m. A Louis Vuitton purse was stolen out of one of the vehicles, a Dodge Caravan. The purse contained a wallet, ID, checkbook and credit cards.

Mary Zell Saltz Manro

Mary Zell Saltz Manro of Mercer Island passed away peacefully on January 10, 2013 with family and friends by her side from complications of heart surgery; she fought a long and courageous battle. Born in Hayesville N.C. to the late Plato E Saltz and Willa Mae Mease Saltz She was preceded in death by brother Randal Lee Saltz, Sister Henrietta Anderson and niece Terry Saltz. Surviving are her brother James Russell Saltz, wife Scottie, Brother in law Harold Anderson, Sister in law Jean Mulkerin preceded in death by husband Jack, son Gregory Manro, grandsons , Monte and Oliver, Nephews Jim, Mike & Danny, nieces; Mellissa, preceded in death by husband Thomas, Cindy, husband Si, Amy, husband Mark, Linda & Donna. Great nephews Thomas, Jackson and Craig, Great nieces Jordan and Elizabeth Mary spent her childhood years in Hayesville before heading west after High school. She found her way to Seattle and worked in the dental care field and went on to manage a job placement agency. She was married to husband Jim for 39 years before he died of cancer in 2009. Mary and Jim spent their years together hiking and skiing in the mountains, sailing the waters of Puget sound and working endless hours in their always picture perfect yard. They lived many years on Mercer Island over 20 of which in the Cul-de-sac where she made lifelong friends and she was often called upon to dispense advice on all matters great and small. They donated many hours of service to Jim’s fraternity at the UW, Theta Xi, Jim as Treasurer and Mary as the unofficial “Mom” restoring order to all things in need of attention, no small task indeed. Mary loved children of any age, though she had a special fondness for the toddler crowd. She was a big presence in the lives of her grandsons Monte and Oliver. She was the guiding spirit that to this day burns bright in many a child that she tutored and inspired as she ran a day care for many years from her residence on the Island. Mary was first and foremost a caregiver. Over the years she would go to the aid of a friend or relative in the hospital to help nurture them back to health and provide strong emotional support.This event was repeated many times over the years from coast to coast often at great sacrifice to her health. She cared for her late husband Jim throughout his battle with cancer and his home hospice care. A Memorial celebration was held Sunday, January 20th. An additional service will be held in Hayseville, NC at Truett Memorial First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to Youth Services of Mercer Island, Hopelink or a charity of your choice. 730893

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Shirley Lewis Lake passed away peacefully on January 9, 2013. She was born Shirley Adele Lewis on June 23, 1924 to Raymond and Adele Lewis in Raymond, WA. She is preceded in death by her brother, Raymond ‘Buddy’ Lewis; daughter, Adele Lake Tobin and her beloved husband, Samuel. She is remembered by her sister, Barbara Clarke; three sons, Randolph, Samuel Jr. and David; 11 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. While acquiring her major in Botany at the University of Arizona, she obtained her private pilots license, learned to parachute, spent her summers in Mexico and fully enjoyed all that her youth would allow her to. During her attendance there, she affiliated with the Pi Beta Phi Sorority. After graduation, she lived for a short period in San Francisco while working at West Coast Airlines, then subsequently moved to Seattle where she worked for United Airlines. Soon after, she met her future husband of 60 years, Samuel. While raising their four children, she began her career as a Real Estate Broker, which spanned over 40 amazing years. During her long association with the Mercer Island office of Coldwell Banker Bain, she was honored for her many achievements, all the while making her top priority doing what was best for both the buyer and seller. Known for her complete integrity and contagious enthusiasm, Shirley believed that she was not in the business of selling homes, but providing a service. She touched the heart of multiple generations with her generosity, love of life, knack for finding the ‘bright side’ to any situation, and obtaining a solution to almost every problem. She embraced life, never missing a chance to travel with her family and friends or throwing a party--big or small. A memorial will be held at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island, on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at 1:00PM, reception to follow. Condolences may be left at Celebrate Shirley’s life by sending a card to someone you care about!

The residence was entered through a rear sliding window, and the window screen was destroyed. Nothing else was damaged in the home. Stolen jewelry included a silver and diamond pin and chain, and a diamond necklace, earrings and rings. Fingerprints were lifted from a heartshaped jewelry box in the master bedroom. Lost money: An undisclosed amount of money was found in the parking lot of the Stroum Jewish Community Center by a JCC member at 9 a.m., in the 3800 block of East Mercer Way. After the JCC held the money for a day and no one claimed it, it was taken into MIPD possession.


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News briefs ‘CHILD at Heart’ Breakfast set for Thursday, Feb. 7 The Children’s Institute for Learning Differences (CHILD) will hold its largest fundraiser of the year, the 10th annual CHILD at Heart Breakfast, on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The event, to be held at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, is the largest source of donations for CHILD, a nonprofit school and therapy services clinic for fragile children who struggle daily with developmental, neurological and social-emotional challenges. CHILD students come from 19 districts throughout Puget Sound. Trina Westerlund, CHILD founder and current director of community relations, will speak. This lively, dynamic community celebration of CHILD students and their courage will prove to be

Spend time planning, visiting schools this spring inspirational and informative. The breakfast is free. Attendees will be asked to make a donation to CHILD. Reservations are still available: go to www.childnow. org/heart or call (206) 2328680.

‘Disney & Dessert’ to benefit MIHS orchestra, Jan. 27 On Sunday, Jan. 27 the Mercer Island High School orchestra will host a “Disney & Dessert” event at 2 p.m. in the MIHS Commons. The orchestra is raising money for a trip to perform at the 2013 Anaheim Heritage Festival. The event will feature classic Disney tunes with desserts. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Island Book or from MIHS orchestra students.

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MEETING NOTICE Mercer Island School District

I want to know, how enabling them to go from many schools should I Maine to Virginia in a visit over winter or spring week’s time. Having recentbreak? ly returned from tourIt is that time of year ing colleges in Maine and when families are planning Vermont, I was surprised trips with their juniors to how long it took to drive see colleges. from one small While I think liberal arts colthere is great On College lege to the next. value in tourNaively, they ing schools, looked so close especially on a map, but when they are I was not facin session, I toring in small often shudder country roads when families and having to describe their stop just one plans for the Joan Franklin more time to week. I often sample maple get the feeling that fami- syrup. Frankly, after being lies approach these visits as in the car for hours on end, a marathon, with the end I was not as enthusiastic as goal of being able to check I might have been if I had off having seen 13 schools chosen to target only cerin six days. It reminds me tain schools on my list. of the days when I hopped Similarly, I cannot tell you by night train throughout how many times I hear from Europe with few memories, parents that their student but a lot of stamps on my refused to see the school passport. once they had arrived Parents will tell me that because they are so burnt they have coordinated their out. My own daughter at visits so that they can visit one point was so fried from multiple schools each day, college visits that she refused

to leave the car because she had decided she did not like the college based on the cars in the admissions parking lot. Another family described how they had driven through a blizzard to see Dartmouth, only to have their daughter request to leave in 30 minutes because she did not like the tour guide. I suggest that you try to visit only one college per day so that you have time to spend hours on the campus and in the town itself. Students often need time to digest what they have just seen and heard away from the campus for an hour or so. Sometimes they return after lunch, better rested and fed, to see the school in a new light. It is often not realistic to see every school on your list, especially if they are not on the West Coast. It is not unusual for me to hear about families who are touring the Northeast, visiting one Ivy League school after the next, because those are the schools they have heard of. I suggest that families highlight schools where their son or daughter stands a reasonably good chance of being admitted. Many students are undecided as

Unless otherwise noted, school board meetings are held at Mercer Island City Council Chambers at 9611 SE 36th Street. 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 January 24, 2013 8:30 am: Call to Order Regular Meeting of the Board


Mercer Island City Council Chambers

8:31 am: Recess to a closed exempt session pursuant to RCW 42.30.140(4)(a) for the purpose of discussing collective bargaining and professional negotiations issues 9:00 am: Reconvene Regular Meeting of the Board WORK AND DELIBERATION Partial Governance Process Monitoring • Board Policy 1800 – OE-11: Facilities and Capital Assets – Facilities Master Planning • Board Policy 1604 – Discussion on Possible Changes to Operational Expectations Full Governance Process Monitoring* • Board Policy 1605 – Monitoring Superintendent’s Performance • Extension of Superintendent Contract Recognition of Bus Drivers • Bus Safety Musical *Action Required Agenda items are subject to change. Please verify agenda items by going to

MERCER ISLAND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS Janet Frohnmayer, President Brian Emanuels, Vice-President Pat Braman, Director Adair Dingle, Director David Myerson, Director Dr. Gary Plano, Superintendent

to the size and the type of environment of the school they are looking for. In that case, it makes sense to see a wide variety of schools from large public universities to small liberal arts colleges in both cities and rural areas. Before you visit, do call the admission office and check to see that they are offering informational sessions and tours on the day you will arrive. If necessary, register for these in advance and inquire as to whether they grant interviews. If you find yourself not having time to do an official tour, at least try to sign in at the admissions office and take a campus map so you can take an unofficial tour of the campus. In order to see more than just buildings, which you can often do online, I suggest that you eat at least one meal in the cafeteria, where you can usually find students all too happy to share their campus experience. While you are there, make sure to pick up a campus newspaper, browse the student union to see what campus events are being sponsored, visit the library and try to befriend an undergrad to see if he or she would be willing to show you a dorm room. If nothing else, consider this as a golden opportunity to spend some quality time with your high-schooler, who for once has your undivided attention. Joan Franklin is the owner of The College Source, an Independent College Consulting Practice (www., and can be reached at (206) 232-5626 or joanfranklin@

PUBLIC NOTICES AquaTechnex, LLC. phone# 1-360-527-1271 is seeking coverage under the NPDES Waste Discharge General Permit for aquatic plant and algae management. AquaTechnex will be dealing with the 1 acre Vulcan Estate Property – Lake Washington which is in King County. Vulcan Property – Lake Washington may be treated to control aquatic weeds and algae growth between May 1st, 2013 through December 31st, 2015. The chemicals planned for use are: 2,4-D, Diquat, Endothall, Fluridone, Glyphosate, Triclopyr, and Imazamox. The total treatment area will not exceed 1 acre. Any person desiring to present their views to the Department of Ecology regarding this application shall do so in writing within 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Comments can also be submitted on the SEPA documents for this project. Submit comments to: Depart-

ment of Ecology, P.O. Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696, Attn: Water Quality Program, Aquatic Pesticide Permit Coordinator. Any water use restrictions and or advisories will be posted near the treatment areas along the private shoreline and public access points. Copies of the application are available by calling the Water Quality Program, Aquatic Pesticide Permit Coordinator at # 1-360-407-6938. Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on January 23, 2013 and January 30, 2013. #730421.

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Community news Little League principles lead to business success You may have learned everything you need to know about life in kindergarten, but, “Everything you need to know about business can be learned from Little League,” says Mercer Island author, Earl Bell. His new book, “Winning in Baseball and Business, Tr a n s f o r m i n g Little League Principles into Major League Profits for Your Company,” provides an inning by inning road map to success. Bell is an author, professional keynote speaker, and the principal and founder of Island Crest Consulting, LLC. He has served in the Chief Financial Officer role for numerous companies throughout North America for nearly twenty years. Bell coaches and consults with business owners and executives. Bell’s personal passion is youth sports, and he has coached twentyeight teams in the past ten years. A book launch will be held at 5:30 p.m., Jan. 30, at the Mercer Island Community

and Events Center. To register, go to www.earlbell. com/events.

Journalist shares success stories of immigrants Longtime journalist Maureen Francisco has written a book about a growing up and finding success as an immigrant in the United States. Francisco immigrated to the United States from the Philippines when she was just 5 years old. She faced and overcame many challenges. After finding success in broadcast television, Francisco is sharing her experiences — in success and failure — to help others like her. Francisco outlines the work habits that lead to success in her upcoming book, “It Takes Moxie: Off the Boat, Or Out of School, To Making It Your Way In America” which comes out this month. “It Takes Moxie” features the stories of Dr. Connie Mariano, the White House doctor; Richard Cho, the first Asian-American GM of a major sports franchise; Amy Chua, author of “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”

EYE ON MI | Foggy walk

Giving From The Heart Breakfast Wednesday, Feb. 13 The community is invited to join Aubrey Davis, Virginia Moss Anderson and 500 communityfocused Islanders for the 11th annual Giving From The Heart Breakfast, which supports the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation (MIYFS). This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The breakfast is free, but attendees will be asked to make a donation. All proceeds from the event support MIYFS, the human services department of the City of Mercer Island. Last year over $100,000 was raised at the event to support MIYFS. Davis and Anderson are honorary chairs for the breakfast. Davis is an Island statesman, public transportation advocate and health care reformer; and Anderson, an 83-year Island resident, is an avid walker and community volunteer. Davis, 95, has had a significant impact on Mercer Island and the Northwest. He served on the Mercer Island City Council from 1967-1978 and was mayor from 1970-1973. He helped with Mercer Island’s incor-

A park-goer and dog walk across a wooden bridge on the Mercerdale Hillside in the fog on Sunday, Jan. 20. Foggy conditions and poor air quality covered most of Western Washington over the last week. Photo by Kim Walker Stanberry. Got a photo you’d like to share with the island in our “Eye on MI” feature? Email your image with a caption about where and when it was taken, to poration as a city and was critical in negotiating the redesign of I-90 across the Island and the Lid Park. Anderson, 86, moved to Mercer Island with her family when she was 4 years old. She attended the old East Seattle School and later attended Franklin High School. She remembers her mother driving the school bus to Franklin High School in Seattle during the war. Her sister was the Queen

of the Floating Bridge, her father was president of the Keewaydin Clubhouse, now the VFW Hall, and her mother was one of the early presidents of the Children’s Hospital Guild, which publishes the Mercer Island Directory. For 30 years Anderson worked at Emmy’s Attic, the thrift store that was run by the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, and she has been an active member of the Seattle

Children’s Hospital Guild, Camp Fire Girls, the Mercer Island Historical Society, Probus and Fran Call’s Soulmates, with whom she still walks every Wednesday. Anderson resides in the East Seattle home where she raised her family, and her daughter and family still live in Anderson’s 1919 childhood home. More information can be made online at

Join Aubrey Davis and Virginia Moss Anderson at the 11th annual

green | FROM 1 to receive more than $2,000 in grants from Puget Sound Energy for their efforts to encourage sustainability. In recognition of meeting the goal, the City of Mercer Island will receive a $30,000 grant from PSE that will be used to build a solar photovoltaic project at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The solar array will provide power to the Community Center and be used as a teaching tool. “The community support for this program has been terrific — 55 percent more residents are Green Power customers today compared to a year ago,” said Mercer Island Mayor, Bruce Bassett. A celebration was held last evening before the City Council meeting. PSE

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officials presented the city with a check. As a result of this effort and others programs implemented at the city, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Mercer Island as a ‘Green Power Community.’ Green Power is a voluntary program operated through PSE. Customers who sign up for the Green Power Program, pay a small fee each month. PSE uses those funds to purchase ‘green’ or renewable electricity from independent energy producers based here in the Western United States. This power is then added to the power pool, or grid, thereby reducing the amount of power that would be otherwise generated by using fossil fuels. For more, go to www.pse. com.

Giving from the Heart Breakfast benefitting Mercer Island Youth and Family Services

Wednesday, February 13th

7–8:30am at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center

Breakfast registration is open!

Learn more or register at:

Our 2013 Honorary Breakfast Co-Chairs Public transportation advocate, inventor and health care reformer Aubrey Davis and long-time resident and community volunteer Virginia Moss Anderson

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Preparing kids Mercer Island for the slopes takes down It seems lately like I’ve mend as a way to achieve a been encountering many successful outcome when parents who are interest- teaching children how to ed in getting their young navigate those first awkkids involved in some ward experiences on skis snow sport activities such and boards. as skiing and snowboardThe Mini Mountain sits ing. Because I have been majestically just east of a repeatedly paint store in asked for my On Snow a narrow valopinion about ley of parking this subject, lots and buildI thought I ings, looking would share it not at all like here. a picturesque I’m remindAlpine resort. ed of someThis mountain thing a knowlfacility is an e d g e a b l e , John Naye indoor skiing e x p e r i e nc e d device, basiinstructor told cally a wide, me several years ago: until a specially carpeted, motorchild reaches 7 years of age ized conveyor belt built or so, she/he doesn’t really on a slight incline. As its have the mental, physical owner, Tom Waldron, has or emotional strength to described, the machines really master the desired allow snow sliding in a technique. Yet I know kids laboratory-type situation. who have started younger For the beginner, this and done quite well. means that unnecessary So because there isn’t a variables can be elimiperfect age for every child nated or controlled to to start, parents should provide a concentrated relax and limit their expec- learning environment. To tations with younger chil- explain further, let’s comdren, because frankly there pare taking ski lessons at a is ample time in the future ski resort and at the Mini for the youngsters to find Mountain. out if they like the world of In the mountains, the snow or not. students must deal with I also think there is a changes in terrain, difmarvelous learning and ferences in snow quality training opportunity and consistency, climatic across the lake in Bellevue conditions, navigational or called the Mini Mountain, which I highly recomKids | Page 13

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Mercer Island’s Luke Wilson looks for a way to take down Ryley Absher of Mount Si during the Islanders Jan. 17 home match. Wilson lost by a 9-8 decision. Below, Mercer Island’s Evan Condon wrestles against Mitch Rorem of Mount Si. By Megan Managan � laces of Worship


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The Mercer Island wrestling team was just a few points away from allowing a Mount Si win on Thursday, Jan. 17, but a few key pins and points helped the Islanders overcome the Wildcats with a 42-28 final score. The Islanders started the night with two pins, when Jack Vassau pinned Max Kenagy in 4:45 minutes to win the 160 weight match. Nicholas Chandler won the 170 weight division by pinning Cole Palmer to give the Islanders an early lead. “There were so many big moments,” said head coach Creighton Laughary. “Eight team point lead changes, and with only 14 matches,

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that indicates how close it really was. I was impressed by the focus and effort of the captains. We ended the dual with the matches of four captains, and each one came through in a big way to help seal the victory. I asked Luke Wilson to wrestle up to 132, to put one of our best wrestlers against their best wrestler, and he wrestled an awesome match, losing to a state-ranked kid in the final seconds of the match. Then we had Jake Pruchno, Kenji Walker, and Connor Gullstad all win in the final three matches to pull ahead and stay ahead. We also had huge contributions from two sophomores: Jack Vassau

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24, in the team’s final home match of the regular season. The team plans to honor seniors before the meet. “So far, it has been an upand-down season, but the guys are really working hard right now to accomplish their remaining goals. I am proud of them, especially of the leadership of our captain and seniors,” said the coach. “We have a great assortment of characters. We have our steady captains who lead by example and are fierce competitors: Nick Chandler, Connor Gullstad, and Danny Stanke. We have a couple of guys who are always cracking jokes, breaking up

the monotony and grind of the wrestling season: Andy Picton and Ben O’Connell. We have a few guys whose best is yet to come, whether due to injuries or other reasons — when we get them on the mat full-time, they will really impress: Mikalai Hubarevich, Ethan Thompson, and Luca Caruccio. Together, I think all of them have done an exceptional job of helping to create a feeling of family and inclusiveness on the team. Not every team is like that, but these guys make the underclassmen, whether JV or varsity, feel like they are known and important.”

directional concerns, distractions caused by other skiers, lift line waits, time on the chairlift, rental or purchaser of equipment, and transportation to the area itself. On the Mini Mountain, there are no terrain changes; the slope has a constant pitch and the surface is flat and unchanging. The lesson is conducted indoors at a comfortable temperature, away from blowing snow, wind or rain, and there are no visibility problems. The student need not worry about running into anyone (and vice versa), nor worry about getting down the mountain to the proper chairlift. One other underappreciated aspect: the restroom is right there! There is no loss of instructional time waiting in lift lines or on the chair, and driving conditions to Bellevue are guaranteed to be better than to any Cascade resort. Finally, you don’t even need to have your own gear because the Mini Mountain has everything you will need right there, free of charge.

A single lesson costs $45 for 20 minutes of time on the ramp, one-on-one with an instructor. A series of six such lessons runs for $190, or roughly $32 per lesson. Tom Waldron says the Mini Mountain really shines “with people who are timid,” because it allows them to concentrate on learning and not on other distractions. It has been estimated that over half the people who start skiing don’t continue because their first experience is so hard. I don’t have to tell parents how much this can be true for children. So consider at least taking a look at the Mini Mountain; as someone who has used it myself, I think you will find it a terrific solution for introducing children to the wonderful world of snow sports. To learn more visit www.minimountain. com or call (425) 746-757. Mini Mountain is located at 1900 132nd Ave. N.E., Bellevue. John Naye is a Mercer Island resident and the past president of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association. He can be reached by email at jnaye@trekworks. com.

Sports briefs Mercer Island 41st Rotary Run nine weeks away

Registration can be completed online and can also be done at Club Emerald at 3028 78th Ave. S.E. on Mercer Island.

The annual Mercer Island Half Marathon is just nine week away, scheduled for Sunday, March 24. Information about the race can be found online at Race prices as of January are $60 for individuals in the half marathon, or $55 for seniors and $40 for military members. The 10k is $35 for individuals, $30 for seniors and $25 for military, while the 5k is $25 for individuals, $20 for seniors and military. The kids dash is $10 for all participants.

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Three members of last fall’s Mercer Island girls soccer team earned All-State honors this week. Islander goalie Corey Goelz was named to the first team, while Laura Harrison, a midfielder, was named to the second team. Marissa Hammerstrom earned honorable mention as a forward.

and Trevor Gullstad. Each of them stepped into the varsity lineup (we had to address some holes due to illness, injury and finals) and came through with wins over veteran Mt. Si varsity wrestlers.” Mount Si regained some momentum in the 182 match, when Timothy Corrie beat Daniel Stanke by overtime decision 9-7, followed by Mitch Rorem earning a major decision win over Evan Condon, 12-4, in the 195 match. Wildcat Nate Whited pinned Andrew Picton in 27 seconds to win the 220 and give Mount Si the lead. Not wanting to be outdone in their own gym, Benjamin O’Connell pinned Kelly Klupar in 1:16 to win the 285 match and give the Islanders the points to retake the lead. Tough Mount Si’s Hunter Conway won the 106pound match by forfeit, and Taylan Yuasa pinned Griffin Armour in the 113 division in 4:22 to give the Islanders a point cushion. Mount Si’s Eli Clure won the 120 division by forfeit, and Trevor Gullstad beat Gunnar Harrison in the 126 division by 4-2 decision. Luke Wilson lost a close match to Ryley Absher in the 132 match by 9-8 decision, but Jacob Pruchno’s pin on Tanner Stahl in 4:58 in the 138 division gave the Islanders points to help secure the win. Kenji Walker added points for the Islanders in the 145 weight class by beating Tye Rodne with a 19-14 decision. In the 152 match, which finalized the Islanders’ victory, Connor Gullstad pinned Justin Edens in 42 seconds. Laughary said the team has been working on knowing what is going on outside of the match on the mat, which can help in close meets as against Mount Si. “We are working on and doing better at wrestling complete matches. That is to say, knowing the score, knowing what types of moves and scores we need to win or to control the opponent. So, while we have improved in technique and conditioning, I would say our greatest improvement is in wrestling intelligence,” he said. The Islanders team traveled to the Jaguar Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 19. The team finished ninth overall at the tournament. Mercer Island will host Bellevue on Thursday, Jan.

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Friday | 25 Parks and Recreation Senior Trip: Black Diamond Bakery

& Outing, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Jan. 25. Depart and return from Mercer Island Community and Event Center parking lot at 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Cost: $12 plus tax.

Christie Neal Hogue Art at Mercer Park Dentistry: 4-6

p.m., Jan. 25, 3003 Island Crest Way, Suite 2. Event features Mercer Island trail scenes and wine and cheese. Open to the community.

Disney’s “Aladdin Jr.” Musical Opening Night Gala: 7 p.m.,

Jan. 25, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. Performances run through Feb. 10. For ages 3+. Tickets: (206) 232-4145, ext. 109. www.youththeatre. org.

French Film on Mercer Island:

“Les Diaboliques” (1955), 7:30 p.m., Jan. 25, Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. English subtitles included. Presented by the Mercer Island Sister City Association and Mercer

Island Arts Council. Lance Rhoades, an instructor of cinema studies at the University of Washington, will provide an introduction and post commentary.

Saturday | 26 Kix and Spinz Grand Opening:

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jan. 26, 8451 S.E. 68th St., Suite 105. New fitness studio offers group classes, boot camps and one-on-one personal training for adults and youth. kixandspinz. 14th Annual MIPA Preschool Fair: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Jan.

26, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd Street. Looking for a preschool, enrichment program, or child care on Mercer Island? Representatives from various programs on the Island will be present to answer your questions about their curriculum, enrollment, tuition and program options. Free, open to interested parents and caregivers. www.mipreschoolasso-

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“Tampopo,” 1 p.m., Jan. 26, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Includes an introduction and Q&A led by film historian Lance Rhoades.

Sunday | 27 St. Monica School Open House:

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Jan. 27, St. Monica Parish School, 4320 87th Ave. S.E. Free informational tour of school for parents and families. Drop In to Learn About eBooks: 1 p.m., Jan. 27,

Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Get started with KCLS eBooks. Bring your eReader, tablet or phone for an introduction to downloading from the library’s growing catalog of titles. Disney & Dessert: 2 p.m., Jan. 27, Mercer Island High School Commons, 9100 Southeast 42nd Street.

Classic Disney tunes, sweets and fun. All proceeds benefit the 2013 MIHS Orchestra trip to the Anaheim Heritage Festival. Cost: $15 (donation in advance), $20 (at door). Tickets at Island Books or from orchestra students. Presented by Team O and the MIHS Orchestra.

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Wednesday | 30 I-90 Tolling Environmental Assessment: 4-7 p.m., Jan. 30,

Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave. N.E. The community can provide input during the WSDOT scoping period, through Feb. 22, online, by mail or in person at the meeting.

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a.m., Jan. 29, 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. Mercer Island Rotary Club Luncheon: 12-1:30 p.m.,

Jan. 29, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Anna Liotta, of Generationally Savvy Communication Solutions. The general public is welcome to attend.

I-90 Tolling Environmental Assessment: 4-7 p.m., Jan. 31,

Yesler Community Center, 917 East Yesler Way, Seattle 98122. Parking is accessible from Washington Street. The community can provide input during the WSDOT scoping period, through Feb. 22, online, by mail or in person at the meeting.

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SUNSET HILLS Memorial Cemetery in Bellevue. 1 plot available in the sold out Garden of Lincoln. Space 328, Block A, Lot 11. Similar plots offered by Cemetery at $22,000. Selling for $12,000 or best offer. Call 360-387-8265 SUNSET HILLS Memorial Cemetery in Bellevue. 2 s i d e by s i d e p l o t s available in the Sold Out Garden of Devotion, 9B, Space 9 and 10. $20,000 each negot i a bl e. A l s o, 1 p l o t available in Garden of Devotion, 10B, space 5, $12,500 negotiable. Call 503-709-3068 or e-mail

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Jewelry & Fur



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Medical Equipment

New Jazzy by Pride, beautiful blue, comfortable seat, foot rest folds up nice. Oxygen holder on back if needed. Brand new batteries, cost over $8,000 will take car, van, PU or RV as trade. Must be pretty good or $1,650 cash. I have a lift and will bring to show you anywhere in WA State. Call me and lets talk. (425)2561559



(4) AKC YELLOW LAB female puppies avail. Sweet, playful, cuddly! Socialized, friendly home raised companions. Dew claws removed, first shots and b o t h p a r e n t s o n s i t e. White side of yellow lab coloring. Accepting deposits. Ready 1/30. $500 each. Bonney Lake. P h o t o s ava i l a bl e v i a email. Call for more details 253-209-6661 or ADORABLE PUGS AKC Healthy, happy and socialized. Litter box trained. Shots & wor med. Quality puppies. $750-$900 253548-4543 or 360-4581313 AKC COCKER Babies most colors, beautiful, s o c i a l i z e d , h e a l t h y, raised with children. Shots, wor med, pedigrees. $550 up. Terms? 425-750-0333, Everett AKC DOBERMANS. Champions Sherluck, Cactus Cash, Kimbertal, G l a d i a t o r bl o o d l i n e s. Vaccinations, wormed, dews, tails done. Healthy, family raised $950 253-875-5993 AKC German Shepherd Pups born 1/10. Champion lines, parents hips certified. Sable or black/ tan. $750. Pick your Valentine! 253-508-9671, newhar

AKC GOLDEN Retrievers puppies born Octob e r 2 3 rd. 1 b e a u t i f u l Blonde & 3 gorgeous Reddish Golden’s. Dewclaw’s removed, shots, wo r m e d . Pa r e n t s o n site. Ready now! Perfect fo r C h r i s t m a s. M a l e s $600. Females $700. Arlington. 360-435-4207. AKC Labrador Retriever Puppies! Black and Chocolate! Star ting at $500. First shots, dewormed, and dew claws removed! Champion bloodlines, great tempermants, wonderful, family dogs. Call 3603930677 o r e m a i l randm982@msn. com AKC MINI Schnauzer puppies. Variety of colors. $350 males, $450 females. Ready end of January and Mid February. Now taking deposits. Call 253-223-3506 or 253-223-8382

C H I H UA H UA p u p p i e s 2 tan females, short hair, $195 each. Loving, easy, mellow temperment. Mom & dad on site. 425-231-3283 or 425-315-2778 CHINESE PUG puppies born November 7th, (3) males, (1) female, first shot and worming done. Asking $550. Pls call or text (360)708-8611. No calls after 9pm please Considering Great Dane ownership? Be informed before you buy or adopt. Know what to look for in a breeder or a rescue and a puppy or an adult. Visit,, Dogs




AKC Great Dane Pups Health guarantee! Males / Females. Dreyrsdanes is Oregon state’s largest breeder of Great Danes and licensed since 2002. Super sweet, intelligent, lovable, gentle giants. Now offering Full-Euro’s, Half-Euro’s & Standard Great Danes. $500 & up (every color but Fawn). Also available, Standard Po o d l e s . C a l l To d a y 503-556-4190.

MINIATURE Australian Shepherd

PUPPIES!! 2 Mastador pups; 75% English Mastiff, 25% Lab, 2 females, 1 fawn, 1 black, (mom 50% Mastiff/ 50% Lab, dad is 100% mastiff), $700 each. AKC English Mastiff puppies, show or pet quality, 4 months old, 2 brindles; 1 male, 1 fe m a l e . $ 1 1 0 0 e a c h . Parents on site. 1st & 2nd shots plus deworming included. Ready now. Serious inquiries only. Call: 206-351-8196

Puppies. 3 males available, $700-$750. Registered, health guaranteed, UTD shots. 541-518-9284 Baker City, Oregon.


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Farmland Pets & Feed 9000 Silverdale Way


PURE BRED Saint Bernard Puppies. 3 Males and 2 Females. Ready January 12th. Will have 1st Shots. Mom On Site. Family Pampered Puppies. $450 to $550. Call For More Info: 360-8952634 Robyn (Por t Orchard Area) Farm Animals & Livestock

AKC POODLE Puppies. Brown Standard. Born on 10/17/2012. Ready to go on January 18th. First s h o t s / w o r m e d . Ve r y beautiful, intelligent loving. Parents have had pre-breeding & genetic testing, also good hips, elbows and eyes. Home raised with loving care. Males and females. $1200/each. Call Roberta: 360-443-2447 or 360865-6102.

AKC WESTIES PUPS. We s t H i g h l a n d W h i t e Te r r i e r s $ 1 , 0 0 0 . W i l l take deposit. Call with any questions. You can’t go wrong with a Westie 360-402-6261


POM PUPPIES, 1 Female, Shots & Wormed. Terr ific Personalities. B l a c k / Ta n & C r e a m / Ta n . Pa p e r t r a i n e d . $375 each. 425-3771675

Garage/Moving Sales Kitsap County BREMERTON

WEST SIDE Improvement Club Annual Sale!! Warm, Dry & Inside! Satu r d ay, Fe b r u a r y 2 n d , 9am-3:30pm at 4109 “E” Street, off National Avenue West. Approximately 50 tables planned. Fur niture, antiques, t o o l s , f i s h i n g t a ck l e , books, clothes plus lots more! Refreshments Available. Garage/Moving Sales General

Day care going out of business sale, Kitchen equipment, Lots of toys Classroom furntiure Office equipment Desks shelves, Ever ything must go call for an appointment Monday-Friday or Saturday 10-4 206-242-9936


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GERMAN Rottweiler/ Tibetan Mastiff puppies!!!!! Rare, intelligent, beautiful. Great family guards! $400. Call for your best friend today! 360-550-3838. GERMAN WIRE H A I R E D Po i n t e r s . 5 puppies left! All males, born September 9th. Up to date on shots, vet c h e cke d . Pa r e n t s o n site. Dad is Smooth Coat. Very loving, great temperament. $500 each. Call 425-754-1843 LABRADOODLES, F1B White and Mocha. First shots, wor med, and raised in a loving family. $1000.00. Born 11/24. Ready to go home with you after January 25th. 1 year health guarantee. Excellent with families, smar t, loving and lowshedding. tjfloyd@ Redmond SMALL MIXED Breed puppies. Males & Females. Born November 14th. $250 for females. $200 for males. Excellent companion dogs. 206-723-1271

MOVING SALE 1/26!!!!!!! Call now 206-795-7308. Great prices! Hendredon Q u e e n A n n Ta bl e / 8 chairs $900. 2 off white sofas $100 / $125. Antique armoire $600. Girls bedroom set $800. Paintings, mirror, rugs, chairs. Futon sleeper $125. Computer desk $35. Many, many more items!!! Saturday 1/26, from 10am - 3pm located at 4755 Fer nr idge Lane, MI. Just 1.5 miles South on East Mercer. Right on Fernridge.

( 5 ) J E R S E Y raw m i l l Year Round dairy business, includes Indoor Swap Meet compressor, (2) (7) gal. Celebrating 15 Years! milk can with hoses and Evergreen Fairgrounds (2) claws, filtering and Saturday & Sunday bottling apparatus, exist9 am - 4pm ing clients, list goes with FREE Admission & business, these (5) cows parking! are pregnant and halter For Information call broke, can be lead, are 360-794-5504 very friendly and loving. Transportation available Automobiles $15,000 OBO. Pls call Classics & Collectibles for more info (360)631NICE 1965 MUSTANG 6089 FOR SALE! 1965 Ford Mustang. 6 cylinder, 3 General Pets speed with original motor and interior. Clean c a r, a l way s g a ra g e d ! $6,000 or best offer, motivated seller. Serious inquires and cash only! Call for more information at 253-266-2464 - leave Para ordenar message with name and un anuncio en contact number if no anel Little Nickel! swer.

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OUR BEAUTIFUL AKC Golden Retriever puppies are ready to go to their new homes. They have been raised around young children and are well socialized. Both parents have excellent health, and the puppies have had their first wellness vet check-ups and shots. The mother is a Light Golden and the father is full English Cream Golden. $800 each. For more pictures and infor mation about the puppies and our home/ kennel please visit us at: or call Verity at 360-520-9196

Garage/Moving Sales King County

Se Habla Espanol! Para ordenar un anuncio en el Little Nickel! Llame a Lia

Campground & RV Memberships

CAMPING Membership, complete! Featuring roof over and very nice two story storage shed with metal roof and porch. Located at Port Susan Camping Club in Tulalip, WA (near Mar ysville). Asking $16,000. Call 425-422-1341 or 425238-0445. Vehicles Wanted

C A R D O N AT I O N S WANTED! Help Support 866-580-9405 Cancer Research. Free Next-Day Towing. Runners OK.  Tax Deductible.  Free Cruise/Hotel/Air VouchServices er.  Live Operators 7 Animals days/week.  Breast Cancer Society #800-728LOVING Animal Care 0801. Visits - Walks Housesitting CASH FOR CARS! Any Home & Farm Make, Model or Year. JOANNA GARDINER We Pay MORE! Running 206-567-0560 or Not. Sell Your Car or (Cell) 206-228-4841 Tr u c k T O D AY. F r e e Towing! Instant Offer: Advertise your 1-888-545-8647 upcoming garage D O N AT E YO U R C A R . sale in your local RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPONS. community paper FAST, FREE TOWINGand online to reach 24hr Response. UNITED thousands of households B R E A S T C A N C E R in your area. F O U N DAT I O N . Fr e e Mammograms & Breast Call: 800-388-2527 C a n c e r I n f o Fax: 360-598-6800 888-444Go online: 7514


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Mercer Island Reporter, January 23, 2013  

January 23, 2013 edition of the Mercer Island Reporter

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