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MISD board meeting Thursday, Feb. 14 The Mercer Island School District Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, Feb. 14, for a regular meeting. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the City Council Chambers. On the agenda is a discussion of the facilities master planning, including architect selection and the 2013-2014 school bond approach draft. The board also plans to draft a position paper on I-90.

Break delays high school district swim meet involving 17 teams By Megan Managan

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Luther Burbank Park playground design meeting is Feb. 19 A design meeting for the new Luther Burbank Park playground will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The meeting will go from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The Parks & Recreation Department needs public input on the design of the new playground. Contact Jason Kintner, parks superintendent, at jason. kintner@mercergov.org to learn more.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday at the library Feb. 25 Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday during a birthday party at the Mercer Island Library. The event will take place on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. and is for kids older than 4.

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The Mercer Island Marine Patrol was part of an effort to save a man in the water off of Calkins Landing. A neighbor, Mark Eskridge, who saw the man from his home, used a paddleboard to reach him and pull him onto the board, then ferried him to shore. The man was treated for hypothermia. See page 6 for the story.

A small sign, but a big price $2.1 million for a 12,777 s.f. lot home to two small businesses and a USGS seismograph By Mary L. Grady

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The small white sign perched on the corner of 77th Avenue S.E. and S.E. 29th Street is rather modest considering the asking price for the 13,000-square-foot parcel. The property, now home to the Pacific Northwest Ticket Service and the State Farm Insurance office, is up for sale by the Bitney family for $2.1 million; an amount that is the equivalent of just under $165 per square foot. As owner Dean Bitney will cheerfully tell you, the value is certainly not in the buildings, but the land. After he posted the ‘for sale’ sign about three weeks ago, he has had around a hundred calls, he said. Indeed, the two buildings that occupy the land — adjacent to the Veloce Velo Bicycle Store to

the north, and west of the mixeduse building owned by the King family — are holdovers from the 1940s. One of them served as home to Bitney family members, as well as tenants. Bitney calls the land and its buildings the “last piece of old Mercer Island.” The property is in the southeast corner of a large piece of underdeveloped property that appears ripe for some sort of development — perhaps on the scale of The Mercer or the 7700 or 7800 mixed use buildings. Bitney, along with his neighbors, the King family and Gary Lewis, who owns the Mud Bay and Veloce Velo building, have had conversations over the years about selling the three pieces together — but have yet to be successful.

It has been slow and complicated. There are easements and a less than positive real estate market. But Bitney thinks that this is the time to get serious about a deal. Bitney and his sister own the property and are each looking to perhaps find warmer places to spend their winters. A garage was the first structure built on the property in 1947. It was later converted to house the insurance business that remains today. The house on the corner, where the ticket office is now, was finished in 1948. The house has been home to several businesses. There was a drapery business, an art gallery and framing shop, and several beauty parlors. Along the way,

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The Mercer Island Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital will be hosting a work party on Feb. 15 to prepare the 2013 Mercer Island Directories. The work party will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Workers will help label 5,000 envelopes, and all volunteers are welcome.

Mary Wayte Pool was closed for two days last week after a pipe in the pool’s main filtration system broke. On Thursday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 8, the pool was closed, while emergency repairs took place through Friday afternoon. The pool was reopened on Monday, Feb. 11. District maintenance crews worked over the weekend to fix the pipe, which was degraded and corroded due to age and use, according to the district.

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City’s First Hill property listed for sale By Reporter Staff

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Above, this pair of buildings on S.E. 29th Street, across from the Jacksons gas station and mini mart, started out as a home, on the left, and a garage. They were built in the late 1940s. At right is a view of the back of the garage, facing toward S.E. 29th Street; above right is the home next door under construction in 1948. The lot with both structures is for sale for $2.1 million. Contributed photos.

For Sale | FROM 1 various people lived in the house, too. A family named Boyd lived in the house for a time in the 1950s. They were followed by the Ballard family, who had a drapery business there. They, in turn, were fol-

lowed by Mike Davidson, an artist who had a gallery and taught at the high school. There was a picture framing business as well. Finally, Dean Bitney lived there himself for a time and eventually took over the State Farm business. His tenancy was followed by a series of beauty salons.

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The ticket agency moved into the house in 1978 and remains there on a monthto-month lease. The business has been home to a USGS satellite-linked remote sensing seismograph for about 10 years, he said. Bitney, a 1971 graduate of Mercer Island High School, has fond memories of living in the house on the corner himself. He remembers the bowling alley, located where the Farmer’s Insurance offices are now along with the still-undeveloped feel of the Town Center. When Bitney retired in 2009 from the insurance

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business, he had three calls in the first hour that it was offered for sale. “Pauline [Reed] was the first one to call, so she got the business,” he said. The State Farm agency was begun in the 1920s by Bitney’s grandfather. The first office was in the historic Dexter Horton building in downtown Seattle. Bitney’s father took over the business in 1953, later moving it to the Island, where the family lived and where it remains to this day. “My dad did not want to

commute,” he said. Of all the calls he has had regarding the property, he has only shown it to two or three people, he said. People are not interested in looking inside the old structures. He remembered a story from years ago in the Reporter that referred to a business in “that rundown building.” “You just need to drive by to see what you are buying and what needs to be done,” he said. “You just need a bulldozer.”

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The City of Mercer Island is putting its property on First Hill up for sale. The property, located at 2976 74th Ave. S.E., is currently being used by the city’s water utility, and proceeds of the sale will be put into the city’s water fund. According to a press release from the city: “In furtherance of sustainability policies, the city will require that the eventual development of the property achieve LEED Silver or better certification. The city plans to work with potential buyers to encourage development that is consistent with the current character of the neighborhood and protects existing trees.” The City Council approved the sale of the property in 2009, after it was determined that the site was no longer needed for additional water storage. The city waited for real estate market to improve to list the property. Money from the sale will first go to pay off debt issues to fund construction of the emergency water well in Rotary Park. To learn more about the property and the sale, contact Mercer Island Deputy City Manager Noel Treat at (206) 275-7661 or via email at noel.treat@mercergov.org.

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City readies to address tolling By Reporter Staff very likely to approve toll- counsel to advise the city In an email to Islanders ing. Tolling is said to be nec- during the environmental who have contacted the city essary to help pay the $1.4 study process. about tolling I-90, Assistant billion unfunded portion of Mayor Bruce Bassett City Manager Noel Treat the SR-520 bridge replace- appointed an I-90 Steering offered an ment proj- Committee to oversee the update on ect,” he city’s work and provide what the City explaine d. strategic direction. The Council plans “While we committee, together with to do regardmay have the city, is developing a ing the issue. a difficult work plan to guide the city’s Tolling of c h a l l e n g e efforts going forward. The I-90 is one ahead, the plan will include a range of of the most city will seek elements including advocasignificant Noel Treat to vigorous- cy, coalition building, lobissues to Asst. City Manager, ly defend bying, public engagement, face Mercer Mercer Island the interests review of federal authorIsland in of Mercer ity to toll, and other action many years, Island.” items. he said. At its Feb. 4 meeting, the The City Council is “Tolling will result in sig- City Council reaffirmed scheduled to review a draft nificant adverse impacts to its opposition to tolling of the plan at its Feb. 25 residents, employees, the as previously set out in meeting. local economy, our school Resolution No. 1402. The For more, go to www. district, city government, Council also authorized mercergov.org/I-90. religious institutions and all the hiring of expert legal people who have no choice but to use I-90 to get on and off Mercer Island,” he wrote. Treat explained that the final decision on whether or not the interstate will be tolled lies with elected officials. However, it looks like Your Island Realtor tolling may be inevitable. “The City Council has been advised by the 206-972-1113 | beckynadesan@cbbain.com [Island’s] legislative delegawww.BeckyNadesan.com tion that the Legislature is

“The city will seek to vigorously defend the interests of Mercer Island.”

Two trees at S.E. 44th Street and 90th Avenue S.E., near the library, are decorated for Valentine’s Day. Students in Talina Birashk’s pre-K class decorated the St. Monica school office with hearts for Valentine’s Day. Photos by Rebecca Mar. Got a photo you’d like to share with the Island in our “Eye on MI” feature? Email your image with a caption about where and when it was taken to editor@mi-reporter.com.

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Go Red for Women February 1, 2013, marked the 10th anniversary of National Wear Red Day®, an event that was inspired to help raise awareness of the shocking frequency of heart disease in women. That first National Wear Red Day® in 2003 subsequently motivated the American Heart Association to create Go Red for Women, a social initiative intended to increase awareness, educate and inspire women to take action in the fight against heart disease. Funds raised for this initiative are also used to support scientific research and develop new tools and treatments in the fight against heart disease. Go Red for Women is QFC’s Charity of the Month for February. Here are some sobering facts provided by the American Heart Association. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the U.S. It accounts for 1 of every 3 women’s deaths. 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors that can lead to heart disease. Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease. Heart disease can affect women of all ages, even women who lead healthy lifestyles, if they have other risk factors. 64 percent of women who die suddenly from coronary

heart disease had no previous symptoms. Despite those statistics, only about 20% of women believe that heart disease is the greatest health threat they face. Go Red for Women and the American Heart Association are combatting heart disease through awareness and education and by motivating women to take action. Awareness includes understanding the symptoms of a heart attack, which can be different in women than in men. Women’s symptoms can include shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain. Other symptoms women should look out for are dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting, pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen and extreme fatigue. Knowing those symptoms is important, but wouldn’t it be even better to avoid those symptoms? And that means taking actions to reduce the risk of ever having a heart attack. Some of the actions the American Heart Association recommends are: not smoking, managing your blood sugar, get-

ting your blood pressure under control, lowering your cholesterol, knowing your family history of heart disease, staying active, losing weight and eating healthfully. Eating healthfully will have multiple benefits. A diet rich in a variety of vegetables and fruits, lean proteins, healthy fats and whole grains can be a great defense against the onset of high cholesterol, high blood pressure and heart disease. The AHA recommends that an adult consuming 2,000 calories daily should aim for: •

Fruits and vegetables: At least 4.5 cups a day.

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Fiber-rich whole grains: At least three 1-ounce servings a day.

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‘Parlor Elan’ salon opens on South end By Rebecca Mar

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Parlor Elan’s name comes from the Italian for “moving forward.” The new beauty salon is located in the Rite Aid building on the South end. Two friends, Dina Good and Anne Messmore, opened the salon in mid-January. Good named the salon in honor of Messmore, who would have named her daughter, Anastasia, ‘Elan,’ if her husband had approved. “It is my tribute to her and all the effort she has put in,” Good said. “She is the one out there five days a week, six days a week.” Good owns the Dina S. Good Salon in Belltown and wanted to expand, to be closer to her clients who live in Bellevue and the Eastside. Messmore, a skin specialist,

became a licensed aesthetician after working as a flight attendant. Mercer Island was chosen as a convenient, central location. The salon offers eyelash extensions, anti-aging facials, chemical peels, spray tanning and permanent makeup. Perhaps the most unique offering is a bee venom facial, which originated in New Zealand and is popular in England — Kate Middleton reportedly had a bee venom facial before her wedding to Prince William. The venom comes from bees that pollinate the melaleuca plant. “We are the first salon to offer it on the West Coast,” Good said. “It’s like nature’s botox without being toxic.” Good’s Belltown salon has been in operation for seven years and, she said, was the first salon in Seattle to offer eyelash extensions. The salon is located at 8431 S.E. 68th Street and can be reached at (206) 9221230. To learn more, visit www.parlorelan.com.

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Would I-90 tolling pay for more than SR-520? WSDOT to track travel by Islanders, residents, businesses to receive survey By Mary L. Grady

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Islanders gathered once again to hear from Washington State Department of Transportation officials about tolling I-90 to pay for the SR-520 bridge and corridor. About 100 people came to the Feb. 7 Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon to hear from the WSDOT’s John White, the agency’s director of tolled corridor development. White sought to explain to Islanders why tolling is needed on I-90, but also to reassure them that WSDOT wants to know what Islanders have to say. He announced that a series of surveys will be conducted to measure the impacts of tolling on the community. The first will be a survey that will track Islanders’ use of I-90 via license plates. Next will be a survey mailed to Island residents concerning their travel, and finally a survey of businesses that will include how customers view tolls and how it would affect their travel or purchasing decisions. White said that 1,600 comments had been

received to date about ers and employers who the tolling proposal. He are concerned about both encouraged Islanders to their bottom line and their send in their views. employees. The first slide in his preAlan Hovsepian, an sentation set the tone of Island realtor whose wife the discussion. It stated that owns Au Courant salon I-90 is part of the cross- in the Town Center, asked Lake Washington corridor. about what was available The corridor is made up of from the gas tax and if tollboth I-90 and SR-520. ing of I-90 would pay for The need for tolling is other road projects in the twofold, he state. said. First, it White said that is essential all but approxito complete mately 8 cents of the fundthe 37 cents now ing needed collected through to rebuild the tax is already SR-520 and spoken for. to manage “The needs traffic withfar outweigh the in the corresources,” he ridor — on said. both SR-520 Hovsepian and John White, others wanted to and I-90. WSDOT To l l i n g know how well S R- 5 2 0 the plan for payalone is not enough to pay ing for SR-520 had been for the SR-520 rebuild. The thought out, given probproject is $1.4 billion short lems with construction so of what is needed to com- far. Why, they asked, was plete the project (which the estimate for tolling could include, at some revenue on SR-520 so far point, tearing down the old off? Why isn’t the stretch ‘ramps to nowhere’ at the of SR-520 from I-5 to the western end of the bridge Montlake interchange just east of the Montlake tolled? And just how well interchange). does WSDOT design and Tolling is also needed manage its facilities in gento manage traffic on both eral? highways, WSDOT officials As for the possibility say. It will ease congestion that I-90 tolling might be and improve flow at peak continued after SR-520 is periods on both highways, completed to be used for White explained. any other projects, White Islanders at the meeting could not say. He said that included business own- the Legislature is in a pre-

“It is up to the Legislature to decide if the proceeds from the corridor remain in the corridor.”

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dicament without tolling as a tool to pay for new roads as well as to maintaining the existing ones. “It is up to the Legislature to decide if the proceeds from the corridor remain in the corridor,” he said. Mercer Island Schools Superintendent Gary Plano noted that the school district is the Island’s largest employer and has some 300 employees who live off Island said there would be a huge impact on the school district if its staff faced tolling when commuting here. Tolling of I-90 is in its early stages, White said. There are many steps that need to be taken before tolling would begin. Along with the environmental assessment that is underway, the state Legislature will need to approve those studies and toll design. Then the federal authorities would need to agree to the plan and finally, the Washington State Transportation Commission would set the toll rates.

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To the editor Interstate 90 tolling meeting was for only show The “study” at the MICEC on Feb. 29 was for show only. It is obvious that the decisions have already been made to toll I-90, no matter what our objections are. During the past few months, Tracy Vedder, from KOMO 4 TV, has shed much light on the shoddy construction of the new 520 leaking pontoons. Why should anyone have to pay for inferior work, as accepted by the DOT? The eastbound lanes of the I-90 bridge were replaced with new pontoons, after the existing pontoons were drilled into and sank. The blame was placed on the contractor, by DOT. Too many lives would be affected if we are held hostage by a state that wastes more dollars than it can wisely spend. Gail D. Parrish

More to the tolling, SR-520 story than first seems We returned from the Seattle/Montlake SR-520 WSDOT open house. We are strong advocates that the end of the new SR-520 bridge to Montlake should not be completed until full funding is available for extension to I-5. We spoke tonight with Richard Conlin — a Seattle Council person — who told us specifically that the future funding for completion is a “done deal,” and that it will be funded by I-90 tolls. When challenged by us, he said directly that the I-90 tolling to support SR-520 bridge rebuilding was specifically approved by the federal government. We told him that we could not believe what he said because it was a federal interstate, and that commerce from across Washington and the United States, let alone Mercer Island folks, would be impacted. He said, “It is a done deal.” Please contact us if we can provide

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more detail. We want the whole story of this SR-520 construction to be told. KOMO TV reporting so far is Pulitzer level. Perhaps the Mercer Island side and the Montlake side can find a way to effectively mitigate impacts. The major media seems to ignore what is the reality because it is easier to report from press releases. You can perhaps help us to raise the consciousness of Seattle and Mercer Island, and who knows whomever needs help. There was a man who stood behind us while we were talking to Mr. Conlin, who said what is there in these millions of dollars that can be helpful for others ... it all seems to be going elsewhere. Connected communities need to stay together and communicate. Walter Hyer and Kate Kavanaugh

department. The Council stood up to that department’s threats and bullying, and voila, a design team was funded, work progressed and Islanders hosted just six lanes, mostly invisible below On a cold winter night in 1969, the grade. Mercer Island Planning The moral? That Commission trudged Planning Commission through knee-deep snow to and City Council refused their meeting at Shorewood to kow-tow to the state, Send your letters to: to hear their planning conprotected its citizens, and editor@mi-reporter.com. sultant (me and my firm) got a far better deal for its Keep it brief, courteous, tell them about a brandcourage. and sign your name. new provision in federal Fast forward to 2013. freeway funding that authoOnce again, the highway rized the engagement of department, now WSDOT, wants to design teams to mitigate the impact of penalize Mercer Island with a cockamafreeways through urban areas. mie plan to impose tolls on I-90. Where At that time, the Washington Highway is the present Council? Are they going Department had plans approved for to cave in like abandoning our reversI-90 across Mercer Island that called for ible lane access? Like the Park and Ride a 12-lane interchange at Island Crest! lot that no Islander can use? Or do they Seizing on this new provision, the have the courage, like the 1969 Council, Commission voted to recommend to the City Council that approval of the 12-lane to adamantly reject the tolling proposal, enforcing that rejection with, say, a resointerchange be revoked and to demand lution to blockade I-90 at the West and a design team. The City Council quickly East Mercer ramps to make their point? did just that, so informing the highway What about our state legislative del-

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egation? Representative Clibborn would not be chair of the House Transportation Committee if Islanders had not voted her into office to represent Island interests first and foremost. Same for state Senator Litzow, who should quit grandstanding and devote his considerable energies to protecting Islander interests by adamantly opposing tolling I-90. The next few months are critical. The City Council should employ every tool to defeat the tolling proposal. Example: employ our U.S. Congressional delegation to enforce the rule that the state can’t impose a toll on an interstate highway built with federal funds to pay for a state highway to which it doesn’t even connect. What can Islanders do? Go to the city’s website. Bury the Council with emails demanding they get their backs up. Email Clibborn and Litzow your demands. Flood the Reporter with letters to keep up the pressure. We can win this thing! George A. Smith

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Police Jan. 30 Speeding: Police stopped a Lexus speeding in the school zone in front of Islander Middle School in the 8200 block of S.E. 72nd Street at 1:13 p.m. The 46-year-old driver, a Bothell resident, was driving with a suspended license. He cited and given a courtesy transport to the north QFC after being released. His vehicle, which was blocking traffic and school bus traffic, was impounded. Stolen motorcycle: A stolen Kawasaki motorcycle was abandoned on the Auto Spa property in the 2700 block of 80th Avenue S.E. An employee reported the bike and police found that it had

been stolen out of Pierce County. The registered owner was contacted and requested a tow because he did not have a way to retrieve the motorcycle.

Jan. 31 Burglary: A Shorewood apartments storage unit in the 9000 block of East Shorewood Drive was burglarized sometime between September and December 2012. Multiple items worth more than $5,000 altogether were stolen, including an antique foot locker containing personal documents and notary paperwork, an antique Shaker storage basket, oil painting of a tiger, a six-person camping tent, camping

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Albertsons pharmacy robbed Sunday morning The Albertsons pharmacy was robbed at 10:25 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, when a man passed a threatening note to a pharmacist, demanding drugs, at 2755 77th Ave. S.E. The pharmacist, afraid for her safety, passed two bottles of oxycodone worth $250 to the suspect. burner, catering equipment, a set of golf clubs and golf bag, ice chests and an air conditioning unit. There was no evidence of damage to the storage unit door.

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Marcia Weston, a museum administrator and an officer in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II, passed away on July 4, 2012 at The Virginian in Fairfax, Virginia. Mrs. Weston was born on September 3, 1912 in Seattle, Washington. Her parents, Lucius and Martha Marple were teachers from Boston who, as newlyweds, traveled to Seattle by train. They decided to remain and made their home in Seattle and on Mercer Island for the next 60 years. Mrs. Weston was the youngest of their five children. Marcia had a life-long interest in the arts which spanned several continents and a variety of activities in museums, schools and communities. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1935 and attended Radcliffe for a museum training course. A teaching fellowship in Oriental Art at Mills College, Oakland, California led to a Master of Arts in 1937. She spent the next year at Kobe College, Japan as an exchange student researching Japanese Art. In 1939 she was the acting curator in Oriental art at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. With the outbreak of World War II, Marcia was one of the first to join the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), serving first as a recruiting officer. Later, as a Captain, she saw duty in London and after the Normandy invasion in Paris. In 1944 she married Eyvinn Schoenberg. While raising a family in Seattle, Lima, Peru and Wichita, Kansas, Marcia continued her interest in art. She organized forums in Peru on the “Art and Archeology of Peru” and conducted research on Oriental sculpture in the Seattle Art Museum collection. In Wichita, she was coordinator for the Wichita Art Museum Members, an instructor in art classes at Wichita Collegiate School, and project director for the statewide Visual Arts project. In 1967 she returned to the Honolulu Academy of Arts as administrator for the Asian Decorative Arts Museum. In 1972 Marcia married Sam Weston. While living in La Jolla, California she was active in the Athenaeum Music and Arts Library. She and Sam traveled extensively throughout the Pacific and United States. After Sam Weston’s death in 1982, Marcia spent several years in Issaquah and then moved to Fairfax,Virginia in 1992 to be near family. She served on the Fairfax City Commission on the Arts and continued her own interest in watercolor and Sumi-e, oriental brush painting. Survivors include two children, Christina Black of Fairfax, Virginia, Vic Schoenberg of Boulder, Colorado; step-sons Pete Weston of Monument, Colorado and Dave Weston of La Jolla, California; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A memorial service was held in Fairfax,Virginia on October 27, 2012. Inurnment will be held at the Arlington National Cemetery Columbarium, Arlington, Virginia on March 8, 2013. 739822

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was reported by a 34-year-old North end woman who discovered the theft after hiring a couple to help clear out her apartment so that water damage could be repaired. After the movers left and the repairs were completed, the victim discovered that a Wii game console had been stolen along with several Wii games, an inactive Blackberry phone and silver Tiffany watch. The theft occurred in mid-January in the 7800 block of S.E. 28th Street.

Paddle boarder, neighbors pitch in to rescue boater By Rebecca Mar

As Eskridge reached the man, the Marine Patrol was on the way, coming around the Mark Eskridge was looking out of his Island from the boat launch off of East window at the lake checking wind condi- Mercer Way at full speed. “I put him on the bow of the board and tions when he noticed something out of the paddled him back to shore,” Eskridge said, ordinary early Saturday morning, Feb. 2. Grabbing a pair of binoculars, he saw estimating that it took seven minutes to that a man was struggling in the water paddle in. “We’re used to paddling around with about 150 yards from shore, off of Calkins the kids on the bow of the Landing. The man’s rowboat — we’re used to someone boat had capsized outside on there,” he said. “I paddled of the no-wake buoy. a lot with my knees, with the Eskridge, 36, who is a man on it.” managing broker for John L. Eskridge kept asking the Scott real estate on Mercer man questions to make sure Island, yelled for his wife, that he was lucid: What day is Katie. She grabbed a blanMark Eskridge it? What is your name? What ket and made tea as he got Mercer Island color is your boat? out his 10-foot and 14-foot Eskridge said he knew the paddleboards. An avid boarder who participates in the man, 69, was lucid when he said he was annual ‘Round the Rock’ paddleboard race, worried about his wife finding out. Neighbors Kris Reeck and Kara Eskridge said he is out on the water about 75 times every year and is accustomed to McDonald met them at the shore with blanpaddling three miles across the lake from kets. Police and an ambulance arrived, and Calkins Landing to the Mt. Baker boat the Marine Patrol brought the man’s 8-foot rowboat to shore. The man, identified in launch. He is also a Navy veteran. Choosing to use the 10-foot board for the police report as Timothy Firnstahl of its stability and width, Eskridge was able Mercer Island, was treated for hypothermia to reach the man in about one minute as a but declined to be taken to a hospital. “It was a community affair,” Eskridge neighbor called 911. Katie and their 5-yearold daughter watched from the Calkins said. “What I thought was really cool was how it was kind of a 60th Avenue comshore. The man had been in the water for 20 munity rescue. That’s one of the takeaways minutes, wearing only a windbreaker and — between Kris and Karen and my wife, Katie, it was really cool how everybody thin pants — no wetsuit. “He had his lifejacket on,” Eskridge came together. Everybody that saw it came said. “That helped him stay afloat — it out of their house to help. Nobody sat would have been really hard in that cold inside doing nothing.” of water.” rmar@mi-reporter.com

“Everybody that saw it came out of their house to help.”

Richard Folsom Marple

Gladys Iola Wood

Richard Folsom Marple, retired United States Army Colonel and retired employee of the Internal Revenue Service, passed away in San Antonio,Texas on January 10, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was 102 years old. Alert and active until almost the end of his life, Richard was a humble man never heard to say a cross word, generous, deeply thoughtful of others, and loved and revered by all those who knew him. Born in Seattle,Washington, on October 16, 1910, Col. Marple spent his childhood in Seattle and Mercer Island. He was the youngest son of Lucius Elliot and Martha Folsom Marple’s five children, Warren Hilliard Marple, Elliot Marple, Catharine Thayer Marple Webber, and Marcia Tracy Marple Weston, who all preceded him in death. Col. Marple graduated from the University of Washington, and in April 1941, he was called to active duty in the U.S. Army and serve in the Quartermaster Corps during WWII. In 1946, he returned to Seattle and continued serving with the U.S. Army Officers Reserve Corps and was employed in the Federal Excise Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service until 1970. In 1974 he moved to San Antonio,Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Marjorie Elizabeth Turner Marple. Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Sowell and son-inlaw David Sowell, of Uvalde, Texas, a granddaughter, Monica Bowden and her husband Eric Bowden, great grandchildren Andrew Richard Oshiro, Danielle Nicole McVarish, great-great granddaughter Paige Courtney Craig, and great grand nephew John Stowers and his wife Mary Stowers, all of San Antonio, and many nieces and nephews.

Gladys (Gay) Iola Wood was born June 2,1917 in Seattle to Irene and Frederick Homewood. She was the second born of three daughters; Ethyl and Mildred preceded her in death. Gay graduated from West Seattle High School in 1935, then went on to the University of Washington where she became a first generation Husky and graduated with a degree in Sociology. She also began graduate school there, continuing to explore her interest in Sociology. Soon after, she got a job with the Red Cross helping unwed mothers. Gay married Jack Wood on May 13, 1950. They built a home on Mercer Island where they raised four children. They also spent their golden years in the same home. Mom was always interested in the Arts and throughout her lifetime she would take painting classes, pottery classes and French classes. She made beautiful pottery and paintings that she used to decorate her home. She was also an expert seamstress and made her own suits, curtains, slipcovers, and pillows. Mom loved listening to classical music. She and Dad attended the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera each season. They also took summer vacations in Ashland, Oregon to attend the Shakespeare Festival. Mom also loved tending to her container gardens and flowers throughout the yard. She greatly enjoyed entertaining during summer on her deck, overlooking the lake, surrounded by her flowers and family. Our mother passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on February 1, 2013. She is survived by her four children, Lauren Wood Betassa and husband Richard Betassa, Greg Wood, Dana Wood Skinner and husband Mike Skinner, Kevin Wood, and four grandchildren Andrea Betassa, Lindsay Skinner, Sean Skinner, and Jack Skinner. Private services were held on February 8, 2013 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Funeral Home. Remembrances may be shared at www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com

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Sound Publishing buys Everett Herald Parent company of Reporter buys second publication in six weeks By Reporter Staff

Sound Publishing, Inc., the owner of the Mercer Island Reporter and some two dozen local newspapers, announced last week that it has signed an agreement with the Washington Post Company to acquire the Everett Daily Herald, a 46,000 circulation daily and Sunday newspaper, and its other print and online products. The transaction is expected to close in early March. The Herald has been owned by the Washington Post Company for 35 years and is a leading provider of local news and information for the Snohomish County

area. “We are thrilled to have The Daily Herald join our growing family of newspapers,” said Gloria Fletcher, president of Sound Publishing. “The Herald is a very well respected newspaper, and it is a great fit with our print and digital products serving the greater Seattle area.” Sound Publishing is the largest community media organization in Washington, with 39 newspaper and digital titles and a combined circulation of over 730,000. Sound is a subsidiary of Black Press, Ltd. Black Press publishes more than 170 newspapers and other publications in British Columbia, Alberta and Washington, as well as the Honolulu (Hawaii) StarAdvertiser and the Akron (Ohio) Beacon-Journal daily newspapers.

School news Mercer Island receives Green Ribbon award The Mercer Island School District was recently notified that the district has earned a Washington State Green

Leader District award, part of the U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon schools program. The program celebrates districts and individual schools that work to reduce their environmental impact, improve health and wellness in students

and staff, and provide effective environmental and sustainability education. “We are incredibly grateful for our partnership with the King County Green Schools Program and staff who have assisted us in our efforts to move forward in sustainability education. This award is thanks to them, our Green

from sub-contractor Aquatic Specialty Services and members of the Olympic Cascade Aquatics (OCA) staff, worked late into Thursday night to repair the broken pipe. The 40-year-old pool is owned and operated by the school district, which subcontracts the operation of the pool to OCA. Large-scale work on the pool, including needed improvement to extend the life of the facility, were part of the February 2012 school bond that failed. The district

has covered repairs — such as the one that happened on Thursday — in the district’s maintenance and operations budget. “We are very grateful for the efforts of our maintenance crew, Aquatic Specialty Services and OCA, for working hard to avert what could have been a major breakdown and long-term closure of the pool,” said MISD Superintendent Gary Plano. “Unfortunately, we are expecting more issues such as this one until we can acquire the funds to either extend the life of the pool or replace it with a new one.”

Pool | FROM 1 The breakdown took place just before the district high school swim meet on Friday which brings teams from the greater Puget Sound area to compete at Mary Wayte. The preliminary races on Friday were delayed an hour due while repairs were worked on. “We have been monitoring the piping system and were prepared for something like this to happen,” said Tony Kuhn, the MISD director of maintenance and operations. The crew, along with a crew

Harold “Hal” Fardal

Claire Thompson Raaum

Claire Thompson Raaum, age 84, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on February 5, 2013. She was born to Lindsay Levant Thompson and Rhea (Billings) in Tacoma, Washington on July 17, 1928. Claire loved the water, and throughout her childhood, she spent her summers at the family beach house on Vashon Island. She worked as a counselor for the Tacoma Girl Scout camp and was Waterfront Director for Camp Fire Girls (Camp Sealth) on Vashon Island. In the summer of 1945, as Rodeo Queen for the first annual Tacoma Rodeo, Claire was thrilled to ride a high-stepping saddlebred horse in the parade. Claire attended Sherman Elementary, Mason Junior High and Historic Stadium High School before attending the University of Washington where she earned her BA in General Studies and Nursery School Education. Claire was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and the Silver Fish synchronized swim team.While attending the University of Washington, Claire met Gustav, the love of her life. They were married on August 25th, 1950. As a 5th generation Washingtonian, Claire took tremendous pride in her ancestry. For 25 years, she shared the story of her pioneer ancestors at Puget Sound grade schools. Donning a pioneer dress and bonnet, and carrying an antique rifle, she inspired students with tales of triumph over adversity. Claire enjoyed music, singing in church choirs and community chorus for nearly fifty years. She was happiest outdoors; tending her prized roses and begonias, cross-country skiing, and rowing her little boat on Allyn Bay, trolling for the elusive sea-run cutthroat trout. The Allyn beach cabin held many family gatherings where grandchildren learned at Claire’s knee. Claire is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Gustav, her three devoted children, David (Patricia) of Teton Village, WY, Christian (Joanie) of Redmond,WA and Lisbeth Raaum Harris (John) of Bozeman, MT, six beloved grandchildren: Jennifer, Erik, Allison, Courtney, Erika, Christopher, her beautiful great-grandson, Jackson Gould, a niece and grandnephew. Family was at the heart of Claire’s life. She will be missed beyond measure, but her spirit lives on in all who loved her. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for Claire in the last days of her life, including Evergreen Hospice and Andelcare. Services will be held Feb. 22nd, 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way NE. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Evergreen Healthcare Foundation, Hospice Services, 12040 NE 128th St, MS 5, Kirkland, WA, 98034-3013. 740178

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Harold “Hal” Fardal passed away peacefully in the presence of his family on January 6, 2013 at the age of 82. Hal was born on March 3, 1930 in Webster City, Iowa and grew up in the nearby town of Stanhope.The youngest of three children, he took early to the pursuits of academic excellence, athletics and music. He graduated from St. Olaf College, the University of Wisconsin, and Yale Law School and also studied in Olso, Norway on a Fulbright Scholarship. Hal served in the U.S. Army Counterintelligence Corps in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1955. After law school, he moved to Seattle, where he knew only one person. He quickly found his first job in law at Keller Rohrback, where he became a partner and continued to practice until his retirement 47 years later. In 1962, he married his beloved wife of 50 years, Geraldine (“Gerry”), a singer and teacher.They had two children while living in Seattle, then moved to Mercer Island where Hal served on the school board from 1971-1979, ran endless miles while training for marathons, listened to hundreds of Mariners games on the radio while working in the garden, and forged countless lasting friendships. He also was named the King County Bar Association’s Volunteer of the Month in October of 2004 for his pro bono legal work, and served as Chairman of the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Selection Committee in 2010 and 2011. In his spare time, he enjoyed composing funny poems, managing the law firm softball team, researching his “100% Norwegian” family history, singing Tom Lehrer songs, and watching the eagles and hummingbirds who alighted in nearby trees. His motto was Carpe diem, and he indeed seized every day, accomplishing so much even at the end of his life as he battled cancer. In addition to his wife, Hal is survived by daughter Karen of Seattle, son Mark of Hadley, MA (Kimberly), two granddaughters, his sister Ann Carlberg, brother-in-law Robert Nein (Sally), and a large network of extended family, colleagues and dear friends. He was the definition of a good man - honest, decent, kind, generous, loyal - and will be so very missed. A celebration of Hal’s life will take place at 1:00pm on Saturday, February 23, in the Sanctuary of East Shore Unitarian Church, 12700 SE 32nd Street, Bellevue, WA, where he was a member of the church choir and congregation for many years. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to contribute to your favorite education-, arts-, or health-related charity in Hal’s honor. 739942

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Wesley A. Phillips, Jr.

Wesley A. Phillips, Jr. passed away on February 4, 2013 at age 87. He was born in Olney, Illinois on January 11, 1926 to Wesley and Mabel Phillips. He was a World War II veteran who served in the 7th Army Infantry Division and participated in the invasion of Okinawa. He was a 50+ year member of the Masonic Lodge. An active Republican, he served as the Oregon State Young Republican Chairman. He graduated from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon in 1950 with a degree in Political Science. He served as the Regional Director for Region X American Revolution Bicentennial Administration and continued his government service with King County as a legislative aid to the King County Council. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Helen, son Mark (Aleta) and granddaughter, Lindsay, of Bellevue. At his request, there will be no services; however, donations in his name may be made to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation at donate.history.org. 739584

Ruth A “Chris” Hammer Beloved wife, mother and grandmother passed peacefully in her sleep on February 2, 2013. Chris was born on November 15, 1932 in Maplewood, NJ, to Dr. and Mrs.William Huber. She attended Boston University Sargent College, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Chris then worked for a number of years as a Physical Therapist at the University of Michigan Medical Center, where she met her future husband, Dr. Charles Hammer, whom she married in 1958. Chris and Charlie moved to Seattle in 1960 where Charlie worked as a Dermatologist at theVirginia Mason Medical Center. After 11 years, they settled on Mercer Island where they raised their four children. Chris was an avid tennis player at the Mercer Island Country Club, an active member of the Women’s University Club, Arboretum Club and the Paul Pigott/Children’s Hospital Guild. She enjoyed her family and friends, travelling, skiing and spending time at their second home on Orcas Island. Chris will be dearly missed by her husband of 54 years, her son Chuck (Elisabeth) of Monroe, New Hampshire, son Bill (Jim) of Newport Shores, daughter Cindy Baker (Dave) of Mercer Island, daughter Lynda Hamilton (Brooke) of Mercer Island and her ten grandchildren. A private service will be held at a later date. Please sign Chris’s online guestbook at www.bonneywatson.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Virginia Mason Medical Foundation, Children’s Hospital, American Cancer Society, or a charity of your choice. 739975


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letters | FROM 5 WSDOT needs to gather more data I was one of the hundreds of MI residents who went to the WSDOT presentations on Jan. 29, 2013. I also mailed in my comments to WSDOT (opposing the three toll locations that WSDOT cited in its materials) based upon geographic inequities and income inequities. As you know, these positions are shared by a vast majority of the residents who attended the presentations. In my letter, I encouraged WSDOT to look at other possible tolling locations if tolling was to occur, e.g., further east where I-90 and I-405 intersect. In my letter I also encouraged WSDOT to do the following: (i) ask the MI school district for the number and percentage of teachers and MISD employees who don’t live

on the Island, (ii) ask the city (or separately, the MI police department and fire department) for the number and percentages of officers, firefighters and city employees who don’t live on the Island, (iii) ask the MI Chamber of Commerce if it has any data that indicates the number and percentage of employees who work for Island-based employers, e.g., Farmers, but who don’t live on the Island, and (iv) ask the MI Chamber of Commerce if it has any data that indicates the percentage of customers who regularly patronize Island-based businesses, e.g., Albertsons, QFC (north), etc., who do not live on the Island. This type of information and data will help quantify the income inequity created by the I-90 tolling locations under review by WSDOT because of the economic hardship suffered by these employees. They

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will be required to pay a toll to go to work and thereby take a “cut” to their income. This type of information and data will also help understand and quantify the adverse impact such tolling could have on Islandbased businesses with a decrease in patronage by off-Island individuals. Assuming WSDOT does not try to gather the data and information that I have suggested (and any other relevant data and information), it might be worthwhile to try to gather such data and information so that it can be made public and presented to WSDOT for review as part of its Environmental Assessment. Benson Wong

Is tolling the best option? If the objective is to prevent a “free pass” for drivers commuting to and from Seattle, you toll the west side of Mercer Island. If the objective is to prevent a “free pass” for drivers commuting to and from Mercer Island

and the Eastside, you toll the east side of Mercer Island. This option is “unfair” because no other community is tolled accessing I-90 and I-405. If the objective is to prevent a “free pass” for everyone driving on or off Mercer Island, you toll both sides of Mercer Island. This option will transform Mercer Island into an island similar to Vashon or any other island requiring ferry service. If this option is selected, it would have severe economic impacts upon Mercer Island and, to be “fair,” the state should encircle Medina, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Bellevue, Newport and Kirkland with tolls for the privilege of their drivers accessing I-405, I-90 and SR-520. Unfortunately, what is lost and not considered in the tolling arguments are the impacts upon those people who are on tight budgets, and live or work on Mercer Island, or are required to traverse across Mercer Island. And, what is lost in the equation are the adverse financial consequences that tolling will

Sound Transit carried more riders than ever in 2012

cause businesses, governments and property owners on Mercer Island. What we need are longterm solutions where the costs are spread out over a wider base. The tolling of I-90 is not a long-term solution. We should form a countywide or tri-county funding entity that subsidizes the construction of large transportation projects through existing, new and creative funding sources. By spreading the costs over a wider base, the impacts upon those people who can least afford to pay will be less severe. To me this approach is more “equitable” and “fair,” and promotes a long-term solution to our transportation needs. Al Huhs Former Councilmember & Vice Mayor

Annual ridership figures top all projections for buses and trains By Reporter Staff

Sound Transit set alltime annual ridership records in 2012 for boardings on its commuter trains, buses and light rail. Sound Transit had an estimated 28 million boardings last year. Average weekday boardings topped 93,000 for the year. The combined annual numbers were up almost 12 percent over 2011 and boardings on all Sound Transit services topped agency projections for the year. “It was a great year for Sound Transit riders with more people than ever discovering how much time, money and frustration they can save by taking the trains or buses,” said Sound Transit Board Chair and Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy. “With so many more people using our services it will be vital for Sound Transit to maintain the high standards our riders have come to expect.” Here is a look at the 2012 boardings by the numbers: • ST Express regional buses: 15.4 million boardings, 13 percent increase from 2011. • Central Link light rail: 8.7 million boardings, 11 percent increase from 2011. • Sounder Commuter Rail: 2.8 million boardings, 10.5 percent increase from 2011. Also noteworthy, the Tacoma Link light rail line topped one million annual boardings for the first time since it opened in 2003. The ridership report can be found at www.soundtransit.org/Ridership.

Editor’s note: To comment electronically on the tolling issue, go to www. w s dot. wa . g ov / Tolling / I90/OnlineScoping to learn more about the process and how to send in your comments. Comments can simply be mailed to: Angela Angove, 999 Third Avenue, Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98104.

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Pacific Northwest Audio Society with Jim Merod: 7:30-

Mercer Island Directory Work Party: 9 a.m.-12

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10:30 p.m., Feb. 14, Mercer Island Congregational Church, 4545 Island Crest Way. Free. Jim Merod, organizer of the SOKA University Jazz Monsters concert series in Orange County, Calif., is a jazz and blues recording and mastering engineer, and co-author of legendary Benny Golson’s autobiography. www.audiosociety.org.

p.m., Feb. 15, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Come help members of the Mercer Island Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital get ready to mail the 2013 Directory. Label 5,000 envelopes; no licking required. All volunteers are welcome. If you are interested in joining the Guild, this is an

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“Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master on Puget Sound”: 7 p.m., Feb. 28.

Opera Preview: “La

Boheme,” 7 p.m., Feb. 20. Presented by Norm Hollingshead. Popular opera composer Giacomo Puccini’s genius at finding just the right melody to depict the happiness and heartache of the doomed couple, Mimi and Rodolfo, draws sell-out crowds wherever it is performed. Sing with Our Kids: 7 p.m., Feb. 21. Presented by Nancy Stewart. Remember your favorite songs and learn fun and creative ways to share them with your children, grandchildren or kids you work with. Computer Class: Internet Level 2, 10 a.m., Feb. 23. Please register. Saturday Film Series “Feast Your Eyes! Movies About Food”: “Big Night,” 1 p.m.,

Feb. 23. Saturdays in February, March and April. Each screening will include an educational lecture and

Presented by Lorraine McConaghy. The story of a 13-year-old slave who escaped from Washington Territory to freedom in Canada on the West’s ‘Underground Railroad,’ a steamer bound for Victoria.

Children & Families Infant Story Times: 10 a.m., Feb. 19. Ages 3-12 months with adult. Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Feb. 19. Ages 3-5 with adult. Young Toddler Story Times:

10 a.m., Wednesdays. Ages 12-24 months with adult. Toddler Story Times: 11 a.m., Wednesdays. Ages 2-3 with adult. French Story Times: 10:30 a.m., Saturdays. Ages 3-7 with adult. Please register. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss:

7 p.m., Feb. 25. Ages 4 and older with adult. Enjoy stories, songs and activities celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

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Luther Burbank Park Playground Design Meeting:

6-7:30 p.m., Feb. 19, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Parks and Recreation is holding this meeting for public discussion and to receive design input on the upcoming Luther Burbank playground replacement, scheduled for construction in the summer of 2013. Comments are welcomed, accepted. Contact: Jason Kintner, parks superintendent, jason.kintner@mercergov.org.

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A new playground will be built at Luther Burbank Park this summer. Parks and Recreation is holding a public meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, to discuss the new design.

Friday | 22 Mercer Island Arts Council “Classics in Film Noir” Series:

Association. Informal French conversation evening for anybody who wants to improve his/her French. The only “rule” is to speak French. All levels welcome. For address and driving directions, contact Beth Brennen, 232-7650; or Monica Howell, 232-2983.

“The Postman Always Rings Twice” (Tay Garnett, 1946), 7:30 p.m., Feb. 22, Aljoya on Mercer Island, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Open to all.

Tuesday | 26 Cascade Lodge - Sons of Norway: 6:30 p.m., Feb.

Events | Parks & Recreation

26, Mercer Island United Methodist Church, 7070 S.E. 24th St. After potluck supper, Don Campbell will present a program: “Sami Roots: Replacing the Silence.” Following the program there will be a business meeting. For more information, call (425) 9577692.

Hatha Yoga: 10:30-11:45

a.m., Tuesdays; 9-10:15 a.m., Thursdays, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. For adults. Cost: $143 (resident), $170 (nonresident). Yoga for Seniors: 9-10:15 a.m., Tuesdays, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th

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Street. Age: 65+. Cost: $81 (resident), $96 (nonresident). Beginning Pilates: 10:4511:30 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. For adults. Cost: $156 (resident), $186 (nonresident).

Events | Upcoming Infant/Child and Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m.,

Feb. 28, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Non-health care provider class. Parking is available behind fire station. Cost: $20 (check or cash at event).

To reserve a space, call (206) 275-7607, Monday through Friday. Eastside Reciprocity P.E.O. Founders’ Day Annual Luncheon: 10 a.m., March 2,

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. The marketplace and registration begin at 10 a.m. Tickets: $18 per person. Reservations deadline: Feb. 26. For reservations, contact Kathie Wilbert at (425) 3132429. “Starry Night”: 6-9 p.m., March 2, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. The evening includes dinner, an auction and performances by Youth Theatre Northwest. Benefits YTN. Tickets: $125.

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MERCER ISLAND YOUTH SOCCER CLUB Town Hall Meeting – March 5th “The State of Youth Soccer on Mercer Island” • Confused about youth soccer? • Come get your questions answered. • 7pm Mercer Island Community Center

Select & Premier Soccer Information Night – March 7th • Select tryout process and tryout schedule? • What is “Premier” anyway? • Come get your questions answered. • 7 pm Mercer Island Community Center

Spring Soccer Programs • Spring Player Development Program / Get Ready for Select Training – Starts March 11th – www.miysc.org • Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club Spring Leagues for Boys & Girls – Starts March 18th www.mipositiveplace.org

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Pets important on V-Day too We all need love. and snuggles. He can no Mostly, we look for love longer climb stairs, run in the form of another and jump. He can still human being. What we smile and wag his tail. forget about on Valentine’s D’Artanyian has several Day is the unconditional canine friends who come love from our over to visit pets — whether whenever he it is from our On Food is at the dog beloved dogs, sitter’s. He cats, fish or fereven has a few ret. doggy friends Our pets love that sneak out us unconditionof their own ally no matyards and ter our mood. travel the six Our pets are blocks or so our constant Lisa Katsman just for a visit companion. and a sniff. I We generally go to our try to reward these dogs pets when we just need with treats when I see a little more attention. them, with their owner’s Even if they are the ones permission. being petted, groomed or This year for Valentine’s walked. Day, instead of makOur dog, D’Artanyian, ing human treats for was fortunate to join our the canine owners, I am family when he was 2 going to do the reversal years of age. We adopted and make a batch of dogthis beautiful yellow lab. gie delights. Their human He has given us more than owners will just have to 15 years of joy and love. wait. It really is about the This dog’s love keeps giv- dogs or whatever pet we ing. have that gives us unconD’Artanyian was diag- ditional love. nosed with cancer over In the book “K-9 Nation three years ago. We decid- Biscuit Book,” author Dan ed not to give him chemo McGleno offers the folor radiation. I took him lowing tips for the peroff all conventional medi- fect biscuit for your pet: cines for dogs that are as Start with a “bait ingreill as he. He is still with dient: something that us. His love for life and his smells good to a dog, like joy for living keep us all garlic. Keep the biscuits astounded. He still loves firm. You can judge when to go outside for walks, he they are done by touching tries his best to play fetch, them. Don’t simply look at he loves back scratches the color. They need to be

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Sweet Potato Dog Biscuits 2½ cups organic rolled oats 1½ cups potato or corn starch ½ cup white or brown rice flour 3 tablespoon flaxseed meal 1 tablespoon salt 1 egg, beaten ½ cup olive oil 1½ cups almond milk 1 sweet potato, scrubbed, not peeled Put 2 cups of the oats in the food processor and grind to a fine powder.

Combine the remaining ½ cup oats, potato starch, rice flour, flaxseed meal and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the egg and olive oil. Grate the sweet potato using the medium holes of a box grater. Stir into the mixture. The dough should be firm, smooth and workable. If not, add more rice flour. Cover the bowl with a towel and let set for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Flour a work surface with rice flour and roll the dough out to ¼- to 1/2inch thickness, depending on the size of your dog. Cut into shapes and then transfer to the prepared baking sheets. Bake until firm.

Leading like Abe

I can’t seem to get Abraham ness leaders through prayer Lincoln off my mind. would eventually be realized. Maybe it’s because of Steven Beginning in the state of Spielberg’s blockbuster film Washington, Reverend Abe nominated for 12 Academy established the prayer breakAwards. fast movement in 1935 that Perhaps I’m fixated on would eventually give way to Honest Abe because this the annual Presidential Prayer week marks his birthday. Breakfast in Washington, When I was a D.C. kid, Lincoln’s On Religion What is more, day wasn’t his concern for the shared with welfare of immiWashington or grants resulted in the other presithe founding of dents. We gave Goodwill Industries our 16th presiin Seattle nearly 80 dent the due he years ago. deserves. After What is it about all, the self-edu- Pastor Greg Abrahams and cated politician their ability to see modeled visionwhat others don’t? ary leadership. In a season Perhaps my friend Abe when our nation could eas- Kaplan could explain. On a ily have been known as the near daily basis, this Mercer Divided States of America, Island musician can be seen Lincoln dared to stand alone at the North end Starbucks perceiving a preferred future. cradling his laptop while Tom and Nancy Lincoln composing music. Like the could not have known their Abraham in the Bible, being infant son would be so like 82 doesn’t slow Abe down. the Abraham of the Bible This retired professor of chowhen they named him. They ral music at the University had no idea their boy would of Washington is energized follow a Divine leading. A following his God-given call. leading that would find him He delights in creating musileaving the land of his birth cal settings for Old Testament to claim a land of promise. Scripture. And he, too, is an Like his Hebrew namesake, example of visionary leaderLincoln would die before ship. As he places notes on seeing the fulfillment of his his electronic score, he sees dream. He had no idea how what others cannot. He hears all the pieces of the political the music before it is played. puzzle would fall into place. Thanks to the aforemenAbraham Vereide didn’t tioned Abrahams, we have either. When he died in four examples who call us 1969, this Norwegian-born to follow our passions and Methodist minister couldn’t make a difference for good visualize how his dream for no matter what our names uniting politicians and busi- might be.

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KingCo Champs

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Members of the Mercer Island High School boys basketball team pose after winning the KingCo tournament on Thursday, Feb. 7. The Islanders beat Bellevue to earn the No. 1 seed to the SeaKing tournament.

Mercer Island boys win both regular season and KingCo tournament titles By Megan Managan

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The Mercer Island boys basketball team beat Bellevue in the KingCo tournament finals on Thursday at Bellevue College. The final score was 51-47 for the Islanders. Mercer Island is the No. 1 seed going into this week’s SeaKing District tournament.

Against Bellevue, the Islanders started out hot, quickly scoring while defense held the Wolverines to few points in the first quarter. Things evened out as play continued, but Mercer Island held a 16-13 advantage at the end of the first. In the second quarter, the Islanders made key three-pointers to make up for a game that would be filled with turnovers. Despite missed chances, the Islanders continued to dominate the game, making it a 10-point affair at halftime with Mercer Island leading 29-19.

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After the break, it wasn’t until after six minutes of play that either team scored in the third quarter. Bellevue began to make a move, but couldn’t hold back the Islanders offense as both teams scored 12 points to make it 41-31 at the end of the quarter. In the final minutes, Bellevue pushed back into the game, scoring 16 points to the Islanders’ 10, but the late surge wasn’t enough to take away the title from Mercer Island. Joe Rasmussen accounted for 13 points for Mercer Island, while Kaleb Warner added 12 and Nick Nordale

posted 11 points. Jake Shaddle had six points, Espen Platou posted four, Jake Stenberg hit a three and Max Tilden scored two points. After the game all conference teams were announced, with head coach Gavin Cree being named the coach of the year and Rasmussen earning most valuable player. By wining the KingCo tournament, the Islanders earned a bye in the first round of the district tournament. Mercer Island played on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Bellevue College against the winner of the Nathan Hale

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Top, Karl MacLane swims the 100 butterfly race at the SeaKing District finals on Saturday, Feb. 9. Bottom, Duncan Koontz swims the breaststroke portion of the 200 individual medley.

Islanders win SeaKing crown By Megan Managan

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A year after falling to Lakeside at the SeaKing District swim meet, the Mercer Island boys swim and dive team won the crown. The team finished the meet with a score of 295, beating second-place Bellevue, which had 226 points, and third-place Lakeside with 206. The Mercer Island team

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of Andrew Weiss, Samuel Chong, Duncan Koontz and Karl MacLane finished in second place in the 200 medley relay race. Weiss won the 50 freestyle race in 21.33, while Cody Hall won the diving competition with 356.7 points. Connor Nielson finished the diving competition in second place with 285.65 points. Both divers qualified for the state meet this weekend. The Islanders 200 freestyle relay team of Noah Deiparine, Brandt Waesche, MacLane and Ian Caldwell won the 200 freestyle relay in 1:28.87. In the 200 freestyle race, Caldwell finished in fifth place in 1:49.81, while Ben Gore was sixth overall in 1:50.98. Chris Apodaca finished in 13th place, followed by Nick Swaya in 20th. Koontz finished the 200 individual medley race in fourth place in 2:00.18, while Samuel Chong was eighth and Teddy Larkin finished in 13th place. In the 50 freestyle race, Waesche finished in seventh place in 22.39, followed by MacLane in eighth and Samuel Peterson in 11th.

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Mercer Island girls advance in district tourney

Swim | FROM 14 Koontz earned a secondplace finish in the 100 butterfly race, in 53.84 seconds. Austin Ralph was sixth in the race in 56.20, while MacLane finished in eighth place. In the 100 freestyle event, Weiss earned another district title, finishing in 47.13 seconds, followed by Noah Deiparine in fourth place in 48.64 seconds. Caldwell finished in sixth place and Waesche was seventh. Tanner Martinez earned an 11th place finish overall in the 500 freestyle race, finishing in 4:58.26. Ralph finished the 100 backstroke event in fifth place, while Chong was sixth. Larkin was eighth overall in the event.

Deiparine was fourth in the 100 breaststroke event, finishing in 1:01.36, and Andrew Fukuda finished in 11th place. Swimmers who qualified throughout the season will compete in the 3A state meet, which will begin on Friday, Feb. 15, at the King County Aquatic Center. The prelims will take place on Friday, beginning at 2:30 p.m. The finals will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. Tickets for one day of the meet are $9 for adults, and $7 for students and seniors. Tickets for both days are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

By Megan Managan

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The Mercer Island girls basketball team stayed alive in the SeaKing District 2 basketball tournament on Saturday night, beating Bishop Blanchet 50-46. The Islanders held a 12-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. Blanchet scored 12 in the second quarter, while the Islanders hit nine to tie the game at 21 points. Mercer Island gained the upper hand offensively in the third quarter, hitting 18 points and keeping Blanchet to just 11. Though Blanchet tried to earn a last-minute win by scoring 14 to the Islanders’ 11 in the final minutes of the match, the Islanders hung on to win. Kris Brackmann scored 17 points for the Islanders in the game, while Rachael Tessem had eight and Renae Tessem scored seven. Jessica Blakeslee added five points, while Suri Johnson and Arianna Moscatel had four points. Julia Blumenstein had three points and Christina Williamson added two points. Last week, the Islanders advanced to the KingCo tournament championship after beating Juanita in the

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Samuel Chong swims in the consolation finals of the 200 individual medley race at the SeaKing district meet on Saturday, Feb. 9.

KingCo | FROM 14 vs. O’Dea game, after Reporter deadline. The winner advances to the semifinals on Thursday, Feb. 14, against the winner of the Lakeside vs. Seattle

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Prep game. The loser of Tuesday’s match will play the loser of the Prep vs. Lakeside game on Friday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m.

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semifinals. The Islanders lost to Bellevue in the title match, 61-54. Bellevue dominated much of the first half, scoring 16 points in the first and second quarters while holding the Islanders to 22 in the first half. But after the break, Mercer Island came back strong, setting up a late run in the final minutes of the game. Mercer Island scored 18 points to Bellevue’s 11 in the final quarter, and pulled within three points of the lead at one time. Key free throw points for the Wolverines gave the team the bump they needed to win the game. The Islanders played West Seattle in the second round of the tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 12, after Reporter deadline. If Mercer Island wins on Tuesday, they will play the winner of the Juanita vs. Cleveland game on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 8:15 p.m. at Bellevue College. A loss on Tuesday means Mercer Island will play against the loser of the Juanita vs. Cleveland game on Friday, Feb. 15, at Bellevue College at 8:15 p.m. The top five teams advance from the district tournament to the state regionals.

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Four Islander Five Mercer Island wrestlers gymnasts head advance to 25th annual Mat Classic to state meet By Megan Managan

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Four members of the Mercer Island gymnastics team will compete in the 3A state individual gymnastics meet this weekend. The four qualified after competing in the SeaKing District championships on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Sammamish High School. Cheyanne Lewis tied for fifth place with a 9.25 score on the floor, while teammate Catherine Seifert was 10th overall on the floor with a 9.05. Seifert also qualified to compete in the beam competition. Joining Lewis and Seifert will be teammates Carena Toy and Tonayo Crow.

Toy will compete on the vault and beam, while Crow will participate in the bars and vault competition. The state meet begins on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall. The individual meet begins with the marchin at 1:15 p.m. Finalists who qualify will also compete on Saturday, Feb. 16, beginning at 11 a.m. Tickets to the state meet are $15 for adults or $11 for students and seniors for one day of the competition. Two day passes are $23 for adults and $17 for students and seniors.

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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 February 14, 2013

Mercer Island City Council Chambers 9:00 am Call to Order Regular Meeting of the Board WORK AND DELIBERATION Partial Governance Process Monitoring • Board Policy 1800 – OE-11: Facilities and Capital Assets – Facilities Master Planning - Architect Selection and Process - 2013-2014 School Bond Approach Draft - Bond Election Dates - School Safety Audit • Board Policy 2410 High School Graduation Requirements Full Governance Process Monitoring* • Board Policy 1800 – OE-11: Facilities & Capital Assets • Board Policy 1800 – OE-8: Asset Protection Board Action* • I-90 Tolling Position Paper • Board Assignments

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Five members of the Mercer Island High School wrestling team will compete at this weekend’s 25th annual Mat Classic state tournament. Wrestlers for Mercer Island include: Taylan Yuasa at 106, Luke Wilson at 120, Jake Pruchno at 126, Connor Gullstad at 145, and Nick Chandler at 170. The Mercer Island wrestling team traveled to the 3A regional tournament at Kelso High School on Saturday, Feb. 9. The Islanders finished fourth as a team with 130.5 points. Mountain View won the event with 196 points. Individually, Yuasa won the 106 division, by pinning William Taisacan of Mountain View in 4:27. Wilson finished in second place in the 120 division.

Wilson lost by 9-6 decision to Prairie’s Will Treadwell. In the 126 division, Pruchno was second after being pinned by Kelso’s Josh Newberg. Chandler won the 170 bracket by pinning Brandon Proffitt of Mountain View in 4:39. Trevor Gullstad finished in sixth place in the 126 bracket, while Connor Gullstad was fourth overall in the 145 division. Chris Richards earned a sixthplace finish in the 160 bracket, and Evan Condon was fifth overall in the 195 division. Mercer Island’s Andy Picton was sixth in the 220 weight class, and Ben O’Connell was sixth in the 285 weight division. Qualified wrestlers move on to the Mat Classic, which begins on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Tacoma Dome. The tournament begins

Sports brief Mercer Island Youth Soccer Club alumni earn awards Several former players with the Mercer Island Youth Soccer Club have earned state and national awards. Corey Goelz was named to the 3A All-State girls high school soccer team. The goalie was named to the team by the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association. Goelz began her career with the MIYSC, before playing with the Eastside FC, the premier club affiliated with MIYSC. She has continued to play with the Eastside FC, currently as a member of the FC girls U18 team. She will play soccer for Pomona College in Los Angeles next fall.

MIHS seniors Laura Harrison was named to the All-State second team, and Marissa Hammerstrom was given honorable mention. Both played with MIYSC and local premier clubs. Hammerstrom has also served as a girls coach for MIYSC for several years. Hammerstrom plans to play soccer for Occidental College in the fall. MIHS senior Jordan Morris earned national recognition after being named the Gatorade Washington State boys player of the year for all high school classifications in 2012. He is playing with the Seattle Sounders Reserve team and will play for Stanford University in the fall. MIYSC has provided soccer opportunities for youth on Mercer Island for over 35 years and has had nearly 1,000 players in

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Mercer Island’s Connor Gullstad, Jake Pruchno, Luke Wilson and Taylan Yuasa, along with Nick Chandler (not pictured), were finalists at the 3A wrestling regional tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10. with the first session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, with the second session from 4 to 9:30 p.m. The third session, including matches for third through eighth places, will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16. The championship

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its recreational programs. The club’s select program, Mercer Island FC, has consistently produced topplacing teams in the state.

orable mentions. Seven members of the boys swimming team earned KingCo honors. Samuel Chong, Noah Deiparine, Duncan Koontz and Brandt Waesche were named to the first team. Ian Caldwell, David Conger and Karl MacLane earned second team honors. Chong was also named a 2013 scholar athlete this season. He had a 3.85 grade point average.

Mercer Island athletes earn KingCo honors Several members of the Mercer Island winter sports teams were named to the All-KingCo team this winter. Boys head coach Gavin Cree was named the conference’s coach of the year, while most valuable player went to Joe Rasmussen, who also earned the defensive player of the year award. First team honors went to Kaleb Warner and Nick Nordale. On the girls team, Kris Brackmann was named to the KingCo first team, while Renae Tessem, Julia Blumenstein and Jessica Blakeslee were given hon-

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OFF ISLAND HOMES

Glendale Estates

$159,000

Spacious 2BR/1BA condo w/updated kit(SS appliances), carpet, & bthrm. Mstr bdrm w/lg walk-in closet. Community pool. Close to schools, shops, and golf. A gem #442556 Pam Richmond 206-265-9114

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$425,000

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$199,900

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This cute 2BR/1BA 770SF Shoreline home is a perfect starter or condo alternative. Must see! #441628

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Gracious home, situated on a private 1.85ac lot. Great balance of formal & functional. Grand entry, formal living & dining + great rm/kitchen combo. 3BR/2.75BA. #439531 Michele Schuler 206-992-2013

Talbot Hill

$489,900

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$575,000

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Coveted Vuecrest. 10’ ceilings, stone floors, indoor/outdoor living. Premium 2009 const. Great room design. Main floor living, 3300+sf. Condo alternative! #428861 Harrison & St.Mary 206-953-8359

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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

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Freeland Estate $4,500,000

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$63,000 Newcastle Land

$150,000 Mercer Island Lot

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9.5 ac. close to North Bend and I 90 freeway. No access currently to it, hold for futher development. Bounded on 2 sides by DNR #158590 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

.55 acre lot close to everything and quiet. Water and power in the street. Great potential. #371738 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

North Bend Land

29+ acres of land, super easy access off I-90. Will support 3, maybe 4 homes, huge price reduction. Studies available. #206270 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

$150,000 Kent 10 Acres

12.9 wooded ac just off I-90 at exit #31. Reduced; deeded easement for easy access. Lots of room, timber and space to roam, this will be a great location. #29160006 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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2.5 acres w/R-1 zoning. Good location and close to everything in Newcastle, must hike in to see. #392633 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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

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

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

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

Lg residential building site in area of new/ remodeled homes. Lk & Mt Rainier views. All utility/access easements recorded. Serene stream along south boundary. #143651 Janet Scroggs 206-230-5414

Partial lk view lot, small subdivision 5 lots, up pvt road off E Mercer. Backs to conservancy Tract. Road, utilities in along paved access. Cleared for viewing! #83516 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

3.4ac w/commercial potential. Multiple tenants want to stay, level, ut. in street. Next to I90, great access. Possible owner finance. #328993 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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

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

$2,500,000

Large 7.46 Acre subdivision comprised of 17 single family residential lots located with in Bellevue. Great location with easy access to 405, and minutes from I-90. #387423 Doug Shih 206-230-5364

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Immaculate Home $1,170,000 Percent Inventory Sold  Elegant, newer 4BR/3.5BA. 4200SF home. Large windows, high ceilings, spa(pending listings /active listings) cious rooms. New stainless appliances. Fab MasterMercer Island  Suite. Low maintenance setting. #423688 Sarah Ford 206-230-5354 2009‐2012

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$1,300,000

Westside .49ac parcel; 50 ft, moorage & boat lift; Great room w/ kitchen, fam rm, liv rm+den, carport+2 car gar; master on main+2 more; so many possibilities #400850 Laura Reymore 206-230-5351

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New in ‘08. Incredible great room & kitc. White painted cabinets, rich hdwds, cathedral ceiling. Main flr mstr + den w/3BR up. Lvl yd, quiet street. Hurry! #445007 Harrison & St.Mary 206-953-8359

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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

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Sparkling Lake Views at every turn! Spectacular home taken down to the studs in 2001, rebuilt w/ high end elegance & luxury. 4BR/2.5BA + 2 spacious view decks. #444675 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

$2,295,000

4BR/3.5BA, 6,220sf. Down a quiet lane/ cul-de-sac Western/Lake views from most every Rm. Gourmet Kit & flowing circular floor plan. #441946 Marlene Fallquist 206-230-5450 Carrie Simmons 206-679-7093

Cape Cod Estate $3,250,000

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

MI Waterfront

$4,780,000

Remodeled 4BR/4BA home: 80’ wft w/ sandy beach, covered dock & level grassy backyard. Sunset, lake views & decks from most rooms. Vacation in your own home! #440326 Molly Penny 206-200-4411

Previews International

Percent Inventory Sold (pending listings / active listings)

Mercer Island 2010-2012

Offering global market exposure for our sellers and exclusive representation to our buyers

30.00%

20.00%

Contact our office for more details: 206-232-4600 or mercerisland@cbbain.com

10.00%

0.00% JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY 2010

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING

JUN

JUL

2011

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

2012

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!


Mercer Island Reporter, February 13, 2013