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Israeli soldiers visit, share stories Feb. 24 Two Israeli college student reservists will share stories of their life on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The duo will speak about growing up in Israel, their mandatory three-year service in the Defense Forces and life at an Israeli university. The event is open to the public. Learn more at www.

Islander shaped I-90, regional transportation planning, both here and across the state By Mary L. Grady

On Thursday, Feb. 28, Island Books will host a meet the author event starting at 7:30 p.m. Stop by to meet Seattle author Tara Conklin, author of “The House Girl,” which debuted on Feb. 12. Wine and refreshments will be served.


School board ready to draft next bond By Megan Managan

The Mercer Island School District is considering putting together a draft of a school bond as part of the next step for MISD. A draft bond would allow the district and community to continue discussing the future of the schools on the Island, while moving forward on a timeline. During the Feb. 14 meeting, the board of directors discussed the idea, as laid out by Superintendent Gary Plano. The district would produce a draft of what a future bond for new schools would look like and make it available, likely sometime in March. This would allow Islanders to continue discussing the bond, while the architectural firms work on the educational

to 10 classrooms with four science labs in a two-story addition at $6.7 million. The rough total cost would be $70.3 million. The administration estimated that between March and July, once the bond draft is released, there would be more community outspecifications for a middle and reach and analysis, public forums elementary school. and online feedback, as well as “There are multiple streams community presentations, all of work to be done,” said Janet while the ed spec process finishes. Frohnmayer, the Then in August the board president. board could make In the outline proa decision about vided in the MISD when to schedule a board packet at the bond, based on the Feb. 14 regular meetfeedback and inforing, the key elements mation gathered in of the draft bond the prior months. Janet Frohnmayer, would be: a new K-5 MISD Board of Directors The proposal estielementary school mated for a poson the land near sible February 2014 the high school for public vote on the bond. roughly $30.4 million, expanding Board member Brian Emanuels the existing Islander Middle School was concerned about making a campus with 14 classrooms, and a decision too soon. larger student commons and new “I don’t think August is realistic,” gym at $33.2 million. Finally, the draft would include an expansion of the high school, including eight Bond | Page 6

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Meet the author event at Island Books, Feb. 28

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Boy Scout Troop 624, sponsored by the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, is proud to announce four new Eagle Scouts. Accompanied by their Scout master, John Keith, center, they are, from left: Brian Eash, Viraj Parikh, Oliver Isik and Dhruv Malik.


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On Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Mercer Island Sister City Association will host a French conversation evening. The event will take place at the home of Beth Brennen as an informal event for anyone desiring to improve their French. The only rule of the evening is that everyone speaks French. For more information, address and driving directions, contact Beth Brennen at 232-7650 or Monica Howell at 232-2983.

French conversation evening is Feb. 26

Aubrey Davis, longtime Island resident and public servant, died Sunday in Seattle. He was 95. He last appeared on Mercer Island just last Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services annual fundraising breakfast. Mr. Davis served as an honorary co-chair of the event. Most would agree that Mercer Island would be a far different place if not for Mr. Davis. A smart and savvy public servant, Davis influenced major public works initiatives on the Island and throughout the region. His role negotiating the design and construction of I-90 across Mercer Island and the placement of parks over its

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State Transportation Commission to hear about I-90 EA progress By Reporter Staff

The public is invited to attend a Washington State Transportation Commission meeting in Olympia, Feb. 20-21. The meeting will include a report on the I-90 tolling environmental assessment process and a summary of the WSDOT project scoping and design. Citizens who desire to speak to the Commission may do so during the public comment period at the end of each day. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. both days, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 20-21, in the Transportation Building, and will extend into the afternoon.

The WSDOT is expected to present reports on the environmental assessment process for I-90 tolling to the Commission during the meeting on Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday, the WSDOT will present briefings on its project scoping and design process. Tolling plans for SR-520, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, SR-167, the state rail plan and management of Washington state ferries will also be discussed. The Transportation Building is located at 310 Maple Park Ave. S.E. on the Capital Campus in Olympia. For information and a complete agenda go to

State Transportation Commission I-90 tolling update on TVW Channel 23 The State Transportation Commission’s meeting in Olympia on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 will be broadcast on TVWChannel 23 for Comcast subscribers. Viewers can also watch archived meetings. The I-90 Environmental Assessment update is on the agenda for 3 p.m. For more, go to


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of I-90 made a profound impact on the quality of life on Mercer Island and right-of-way is how he will established its importance (and his influence) to the be remembered most. Mr. Davis was elect- regional transportation neted to the Mercer Island work. In 1970, Davis formed a City Council in 1967 and committee to protect the became mayor in 1970. He served on the City Council quality of life on the Island as the state set out to expand until 1978. In 1971 he became chair of I-90 across the North end. The committee and Metro’s Transit Committee, the lawsuit that followed helping to create the Seattle ride-free zone, use of charged that the state higher-capacity articulated department of highways buses, and accessibility for had failed to comply with the National Environmental the disabled. He was later named Policy Act and improperly regional administra- treated citizens whose proptor of the federal Urban erty was within the project Mass Transportation right-of-way. The 1976 Memorandum Administration. He lobbied for funds for Portland’s light of Understanding with the rail system and Seattle’s bus state and others, hammered out in dozens of meetings tunnel. An Island resident for and hearings, has set the nearly 50 years, Davis has standard for public involvebeen a key figure in Mercer ment in major civic projects throughout Island’s history. the region ever Just two other since. individuals are The lawsuit mentioned more halted constructhan Davis in the tion on the East pages of the book, Channel Bridge “Mercer Island while the issues Heritage,” the were sorted out. semi-official writDavis knew that ten record of the working with Island. The first Aubrey Davis the other comis Ben Werner, munities affecta fellow City ed along the Councilman and mayor of corridor would strengthen Mercer Island who worked alongside Davis to rein in not only the position of the scope and the impact of Islanders but would improve the entire project. the I-90 project. These efforts led to the The other is Vitas 1976 Memorandum of Schmid, a German-born wagon-maker originally Understanding with the from Illinois, who filed a state that gave communiclaim for Island land and ties affected by the interstate certain rights, and the built a cabin here in 1876. The story of Schmid, standing to object or interwho struggled to keep his vene in such projects. The MOU is still an claim in this unique and important document withbeautiful place, mirrors the story of Davis and other in the ongoing discussions Islanders who took on the about I-90: from the rights then-powerful Washington of Islanders to drive alone State Highway Commission in the center (express) lanes and the placement of faciliin the 1970s. Davis and others who ties for future transit lanes. In addition to his years took the state to task duron the City Council, Mr. ing the massive expansion

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Davis in a familiar role, explaining transportation issues at a Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce meeting in 1994. Davis served on boards and commissions regarding public works throughout his adult life. He was a founding member of Group Health Cooperative, joining in 1947. He served for three years as the CEO. Appointed by Sen. Brock Adams, he headed the Northwest regional office of the U.S. Department of Transportation. In 1992, Mr. Davis was appointed to the Washington Transportation Commission, and he pushed the state highway department into supporting rail and commuter-trip re du c t i on . Mr. Davis continued to work on issues such as congestion pricing after he left the state commission in 2004. Light rail and more transit lanes were in the queue. In 2009, Davis, then still on the board of the Puget Sound Regional Council, emphasized that keeping the momentum was critical. “Yes, these new transit projects are underway,” he told the Reporter then.

“But there is still no time to waste.” “It is not time to sit back,” he said. “There is a crisis of funding for future transportation now. Projects underway now have come from sources that are drying up.” With fewer miles being driven and more efficient vehicles on the road, the gas tax — which provided a good surrogate for user fees — is now less effective than before, he explained. “Tolling and other pricing methods for using roadways are unavoidable,” he added. “It is the next item on the list.” After the death of his wife in 2008, Mr. Davis moved to a condo in Madison Park. They had lived on Greenbrier Lane for nearly all of their life here. Aubrey Davis Up until 2009 recently, he remained busy, an essential resource for reporters, planners and government officials alike. Mr. Davis was born in Southern California and graduated from Occidental College. After college he took a job in Washington, D.C., with the Federal Works Agency. There he met Henrietta, or ‘Retta,’ his future wife. He served in the Army in India, and worked in the ordnance unit. After the war he moved his family to Seattle, where he worked with the Seattle Housing Authority and later the Wage Stabilization Board. He and a friend, Hugh Mitchell, began selling a chemical waterproofing material produced by Gaco Western. He is survived by his four children, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A service for Mr. Davis is planned for May 18 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.

“Tolling and other pricing methods for using roadways are unavoidable.”


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Limo careens down steep driveway, rolls over near shoreline By Rebecca Mar

George Lewis had a flight to catch, and he was waiting outside when his ride arrived early Sunday morning. The South end resident had business in Dallas. As usual, he had arranged for a Metropolitan Town Car limousine from Bellevue to pick him up. The normal routine quickly became one quite out of the ordinary just before 7:30 a.m., Feb. 3, when the driver of the

limousine changed his mind about proceeding down the long driveway and stopped, worried that it would be too steep to drive back up. In the police report, the driveway is described as a 45-degree incline, in the 7700 block of West Mercer Way. It was too late, however, to turn back. “I heard a roar — a big roar of the motor,” said Lewis, who had almost walked up to the vehicle a moment before. “I looked, and he just whizzed right by me, full speed — never

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A Lincoln Town Car limousine rolled over and down the hill in the 7700 block of West Mercer Way on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.

even touched the brake, and just whizzed off the end of the parking area, mid-air, and flipped upside down on the beach.” The LincolnContinental town car vaulted off of a concrete pad, a parking area at the base of the driveway, and went over the embankment. Overturning, the vehicle landed on its roof in a clump of underbrush against a tree, 30 feet from the lake. A fire department aid unit responded to the scene, but the 30-year-old driver was able to crawl out of the vehicle and was not injured. A Lynnwood resident, he said that he shifted into reverse on the steepest part of the driveway, the car rolled forward and he tried to brake. The driveway was wet at the time, and police found no tire marks. The town car landed on city property, 25 feet below the concrete pad and 45 feet beyond it. No airbags deployed and the gear was set in ‘park.’ A concrete vault box and sewer cover — a pumping station — are located between the vehicle

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A Lincoln Town Car limo rolled down a steep driveway and landed upside down near the edge of Lake Washington on Sunday, Feb. 3. The driver was not hurt. and the lake. A barge and a crane will be required to remove the vehicle. It did not initially appear to be leaking any fluids. “The towing company came out and they looked over the edge, and said it’s got to get barged off,” Lewis said. Metropolitan Town Car was to coordinate the vehicle’s removal with its insurance company and the City of Mercer Island. The company is also known as Limousine International and Metropolitan Town Car-Seattle Limo.

“They come to my house all the time,” Lewis said. “It was a new driver … he was a guy from a foreign

country.” A neighbor drove Lewis to the airport. He did not miss his flight.


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News briefs Tax help available from three sources April 15 is right around the corner. Are you ready? United Way of King County is holding several workshops for taxpayers throughout the region. Help is offered locally in many languages, including Spanish, Chinese, Amharic, Vietnamese, Hindi and Somali, from places all over the county. For information on when and where tax help is available, call 211 or 1-800-621-

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County to enroll thousands for health insurance King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a countywide plan to try and enroll 180,000 King County residents into affordable health care coverage, a move

prompted by the upcoming implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). According to the executive’s office, 180,000 King County residents will become eligible for subsidized health insurance or Medicaid under the ACA in 2014, and may not know it. Enrollment begins Oct. 1, 2013, and Constantine said the county’s Equity and Social Justice Team is also mobilizing every county agency with direct contact with the public to inform uninsured residents of the chance to enroll. “Federal health care reform was hard-won, and presents an opportunity we must not miss,” Constantine said. “Thanks to this historic change, we can connect people to effective preventative care early, rather than expensive treatment later.”










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Measles case reported in Issaquah On Wednesday, Jan. 30, local public health officials learned of a newly confirmed case of measles in King County. This is the second person with confirmed measles in King County since Jan. 25. The county resident in the newly diagnosed case of measles was exposed to a contagious traveler at SeaTac Airport. Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease caused by the measles virus. Because most people in our area have immunity to the measles through vaccination, the risk to the public is low. However, people who were at the same locations at the same time as the contagious individuals should do the following: Find out if they have been vaccinated for measles or have had measles previously, and call a health care provider promptly if they develop an illness with fever or illness with an unexplained rash. The local resident was at QFC and Starbucks at 4570

Klahanie Dr. S., Issaquah during the afternoons of Jan. 23-26. For more information, contact the King County Department of Health.

Flu cases wane in Washington state According to data from the Washington state Department of Health, the number of flu cases appears to be leveling off. The flu outbreak has been confirmed by data that shows that the number of visits to emergency rooms for flu-like related illnesses are above normal. State officials say the outbreak is in its eighth week. The state health agency said that the number of flu cases has peaked in Eastern Washington, and west of the Cascades, has leveled off. But the illness continues to be widespread and is serious for many. According to the state DOH data, 38 have died as the result of the flu as of Feb. 13. More than 80 percent of those deaths have been persons 65 or older. The agency warns, however, that the flu season is not yet over, and many remain at risk of getting the virus and becoming ill from complications. For more, go to www.


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he failure of a key pipe at Mary Wayte Pool on the eve of a 17-team high school district swim meet is just one more incident in a series of wake-up calls regarding the sorry state of the Island’s only public pool. The broken pipe shut down the pool for two days. School district maintenance people scrambled to fix the pipe in time for the meet. Superintendent Gary Plano told the Reporter later that this sort of event was inevitable. “This is what we have been warning people about,” he said of the shutdown. “We came within a hairsbreadth of a real catastrophe.” And when that catastrophe arrives, just who will step up? Within the already intertwined spheres of the city and the school district, the pool lies in a no-man’s land. No one really owns the pool and no one wants to own the pool. Who can blame them? The pool is a liability and a financial sinkhole. The city and the school district share some sort of responsibility for it. The city grants money each year; the school district keeps it stitched together. The survey done by the school district regarding the recent bond initiative to rebuild schools asked voters if they would support a bond that would include money needed to fix the pool and upgrade the stadium at the same time. Those surveyed said no. Can the school district risk another bond failure? Probably not. They are in the business of education. Their focus is elsewhere. City officials are also not convinced that there are enough Islanders who care enough about the pool to carry it through a successful vote. Not helping is the location of the pool in the block around the high school that is already oversubscribed. So what we are facing is an Island surrounded by water, but without a public facility to teach people how to swim? A pool for our student athletes to train in, for our seniors who need therapy? For Islanders who keep in shape? The city looked into sharing with the private pools, but nothing has come of it. So what is likely is that we will soon have another abandoned public building — an eyesore, just like the East Seattle School.

Island Forum | Stop whining and argue the real case against tolls By John Mahoney

Special to the Reporter

Mercer Islanders need to redirect the argument against tolling I-90. Whining about having to pay tolls every time we go anywhere, and a potential fall in property values, will not win any hearts, minds or votes off Island. There are, however, many great reasons not to toll I-90. Let’s argue the real case against tolls and create allies in this fight. Transportation is a regional problem. Our regional transportation system is falling apart and must be repaired. The fix must be a regional solution. Tolling I-90 to pay for 520 does not address our bigger problem — maintaining the entire road system. This fix will cost money. As we taxpayers begrudgingly agree to more taxes, we must insist that they be dedicated to road improvement projects and protected from politicians who want to use those taxes for social engineering. I believe the best and most transparent way to collect the necessary taxes is through user fees. Tolls are

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To the editor Religious freedom at stake if I-90 is tolled Growing up Jewish on Mercer Island, I often heard from others that it was a center of Jewish life in the Puget Sound area. I didn’t necessarily believe them, but when I moved back to the Pacific Northwest in 1994 to get married and raise a family, I knew being part of a Jewish community was very important to me. There are two conservative synagogues in the Puget Sound area — one in Seattle and one on Mercer Island. There are two Jewish Community Centers (JCC) in the Puget Sound area — one in Seattle and one on Mercer Island. There are two large chain grocery stores with fresh kosher meat in the Puget Sound area — one in Seattle and services at HNT, work out at the one on Mercer Island (and there is a JCC, and buy kosher food at the second under develAlbertsons on Mercer opment also on Island. Mercer Island). Tolling I-90 could Like so many othmake being an active Send your letters to: ers, I chose to live member of the Eastside on the Eastside (in Jewish community cost Keep it brief, courteous, Bellevue along the prohibitive. It is incumand sign your name. I-90 corridor) spebent upon the WSDOT cifically in order to not to restrict access to have easy access to religious life. the center of Jewish life that exists on Ilyse Wagner Mercer Island. Over the past 10 years, I have commuted to Mercer Island at least 10 times a week to get my children to and from child care at the JCC. I have commuted to Mercer Island “Where’s the Informed Consent?” at least eight times a week to get my I don’t want to be a guinea pig children to and from Hebrew School any longer. Genetically engineered at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative foods have made their way onto our Congregation (HNT). I have comgrocery store shelves without our muted to Mercer Island at least an knowledge or consent, and the health additional six times a week to attend

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clearly user fees, but they won’t do more than address two bridges. Other forms of user fees are gas taxes, sales taxes, vehicle registration fees and proposed mileage fees. Gas taxes are the ultimate user fee. The more you drive, the more gas you consume, and consequently the more tax you pay. Drivers will know at the time they buy gas what it will cost, including taxes. Finally, the system is already in place to collect gas taxes and our state constitution requires gas taxes to go to a trust fund for transportation project only. The system exists; we just need to adjust the gas tax to a rate that is appropriate for our needs. Sales taxes, another user fee, represent a nefarious approach to raising the revenue from gas sales. Sales taxes would raise revenue for sure, and it would even “feel the same” at the pump — built into the price we pay. Such sales taxes, though they would not go to a transportation trust fund, would go into the general fund and could be used however politicians choose. Vehicle registration fees are another form of user fee; only vehicle owners pay the fee. Electric and hybrid vehicles should pay a higher registration fee to reflect their road use that is not supported by gas taxes. The infrastructure to collect these fees is already in place. We just need sensible decisions on what the increased fees should be. Some bureaucrats have proposed mileage fees, but this suggestion has major shortcomings. Unlike gas taxes that are paid in advance, mileage fees could only be collected after the fact. Many people simply won’t be able to pay the unexpected bills when they arrive, while for others, it

impacts of these foods are largely untested. When we shop for food, we have no way of knowing whether the food we’re buying came from the land or from a lab. I don’t remember signing up for this science experiment, and I would like the opportunity to make an informed choice about the food that I’m buying for my family and myself. Labeling genetically engineered foods is a simple and common sense step towards regaining a voice in our food system, and here in Washington we have the opportunity to be the first state to require GE food labeling, thanks to the recent qualification of initiative I-522, the “People’s Right to Know” initiative. If food is an internationally recognized human right, isn’t the right to know what’s in our food an equally important right to defend? Katie Siegner

will be a major, unexpected drain on an already stretched budget. Some proponents also propose GPS devices to track mileage, but these will pose privacy and cost issues that concern many. Finally, there is no infrastructure in place to implement a mileage fee tax, so we would need a new bureaucracy and additional costs to implement such proposals. We must pay more taxes to maintain the roads and infrastructure we have and need. Those taxes need to be dedicated for transportation projects. Isolated approaches such as tolls on certain bridges don’t address our regional problems. We have the mechanisms in place to collect gas taxes and registration fees. We don’t need new administrations and new problems. Raise the gas taxes and vehicle registration fees and forget about tolls, sales taxes and mileage fees! This approach would be fair to all, efficient to implement and effective in addressing the entire transportation system.

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Bond | FROM 1 he said. “But I think in September we can schedule some forums. There has been a lot of disagreement about how we package this, and I think we might need to have another survey. An October timeframe might be more realistic and still gives us time to put together a bond.” In order to put something on a February 2014 ballot, the board will have to file the resolution by Dec. 27, 2013. An April 2014 vote would push the filing date to March 2014. “This gives us time, and I think we really need to talk to Windows the city about 40th and theWindows impact that will have.Windows That is going to be a factor,” said board member Pat Braman. The board reconfirmed on Tuesday that the architects chosen in April 2012 would be the firms working on the ed specs for a new elementary and middle school. Mahlum Architects will be design-


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to the board at one of the upcoming board meetings. By Reporter Staff The internal audit ing the new elementary The Washington noted ways to increase school while Integrus Aerospace Scholars (WAS) safety and security at the Architects will be workis pleased to announce that ing on the new middle MISD campuses, in areas five Mercer Island students school design. Mahlum is such as security cameras, have been accepted into fencing, a buzz entry sysalso the firm doing the Phase One of the 2012-13 plans for the high school tem and more signs askprogram: ing visitors to go to the addition. main office. “The board tabled it • Katie Bell of Mercer Kuhn said the external because of the bond outIsland High School audit will also help the come,” said Dean Mack, • Nolan Conway of the executive director district set a baseline that Mercer Island High School of business services and will allow a standard to be • Nathan Schuler of set moving forward. human resources for the Mercer Island High School Kuhn also said the goal district. “This will take us • Kevyn Tran of Mercer from the ed specs through is not to close off the camIsland High School pus during non-school the design process. We • Michael Weyna of hours, times when many have found enough Chrysalis High School Island residents use the money in the capital projects budget to go forward playgrounds or basketball The WAS program is a courts, but to focus on the with this.” free, competitive, science, school hours. Mack noted the ed specs technology, engineering “The goal is not to close areSunrooms not the full design Roofing Sidingand mathematics Doors (STEM) off the campus gates,” he process, which would cost Roofing Doors for Siding Sunrooms education program Roofing Doors Siding said. “Maybe those are Sunrooms upwards of $3 million. high school juniors from The board also heard locked during the school across Washington state day, but we’re not sure yet a report on the school and is affiliated with safety audit, recently per- how that looks. We’re just NASA Johnson Space trying to funnel people formed by the Mercer Center’s National High to the right places during Island Police Department School Aerospace Scholars and Maintenance and school hours.” program and with the “Premium Quality...Wholesale Value” The board’s next meetOperations Director Tony University of Washington’s “Premium Quality...Wholesale Value” ing will take place on Feb. “Premium Quality...Wholesale Value” Kuhn. An external audit, Department of Earth and 28 at 7 p.m. in the City done by an outside conSpace Science. Council Chambers. sultant, will be presented


Phase One participants have the option to receive five University of Washington credits in Space and Space Travel (ESS 102) upon their successful completion of the online WAS curriculum, and this course will satisfy the Natural World area of knowledge requirement for graduation from the University of Washington. The program’s primary goal is to encourage students to pursue careers in STEM fields. Statistics for STEM education in Washington state are grim: Washington ranks fourth in the nation for technology-based corporations and yet 46th for participation in science and engineering graduate programs. By using a distance-learning curriculum designed in partnership with NASA and the University of Washington, WAS gives students the opportunity to explore topics such as the history of human spaceflight and the impacts of space weather on future human exploration of the universe. Since 2006, over 1,700 juniors have participated in the online distance learning curriculum offered by WAS. Since the program

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launched in 2006, over 860 have completed a six-day summer residency held at the Museum of Flight. The summer residency alumni association tracks scholars after they graduate high school, and over 70 percent of WAS alumni are pursuing a college degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field. These five students are among the 285 student applicants from 117 different public, private and home-school organizations who applied in fall of 2012 to participate. The program presently has 218 students. There is no cost for students to participate in the WAS program thanks to the continuing support from The Boeing Company, The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, The GenCorp Foundation, BAE Systems and many individual donors. Washington Aerospace Scholars applications for the 2013-14 program cycle will be available late summer 2013 at WAS participants must be high school juniors, United States citizens and Washington state residents with a 3.0 GPA.

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Feb. 3 Arrest: Police took custody of a 44-year-old suspect at the SCORE Jail and booked him into the Issaquah Jail on a local misdemeanor warrant.

Feb. 4 Bike theft: A boy’s Trek bicy-

cle was stolen sometime between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of 82nd Avenue S.E. The boy had ridden his bike to West Mercer Elementary and left it in some bushes. The wheels had a cable lock. Fender-bender: A Lexus rear-ended a pickup truck and pushed it into another vehicle while waiting at a red light at the intersection of Island Crest Way and S.E. 27th Street at 3:40 p.m. The 61-year-old driver of the Lexus said that his foot slipped and struck the accelerator when he looked into his backseat. Police cited the driver for inattention. No injuries were


Feb. 5 Embezzlement: A 55-yearold woman with power of attorney embezzled her mother, a Covenant Shores resident, out of $166,000 in December 2012. The victim transferred power of attorney to her son, 58, after her daughter, the suspect, refused to disclose the status of the victim’s financial accounts. The victim and her son found that the suspect had written an undated check to herself, transferring all of the victim’s money from a BECU account into the suspect’s Wells Fargo account. Only $100 remained in the victim’s account. BECU refused to provide bank statement copies to the victim.

Feb. 6 Rollover: A BMW rolled over at 8:35 p.m. in the 7600 block of S.E. 22nd Street. The 19-year-old driver lost control of the

Hit and run causes $10,000 in damage An unknown vehicle struck a City of Mercer Island power junction and irrigation box, tearing it from its base, in a center median in front of the Jacksons gas station in the 2900 block of 78th Avenue S.E. sometime early Friday morning, Feb. 8. A broken, plastic Ford headlamp lens fell off of the unknown vehicle at the scene. The total damage was $10,000. vehicle on a curve, and it crashed upside down into an unoccupied van in a private driveway. The vehicle had been traveling too fast for the wet road conditions. The driver was not injured and was cited for driving too fast for conditions. His vehicle was towed from the scene. Bike accident: A vehicle struck a boy riding his bike in a crosswalk at Island Park

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A hit-and-run accident tore a city power junction and irrigation box from its base in the center median next to Jacksons Shell in the 2900 block of 78th Avenue S.E. on Friday, Feb. 8. Elementary at 4:20 p.m. The boy, between 12 and 14 years of age, did not activate the pedestrian crossing lights when he entered the crosswalk in the 5400 block of Island Crest Way. His friend, riding behind him, stopped when he saw the southbound car approaching. The victim received aid at the scene and was taken to Harborview hospital with non-life threatening


Feb. 7 Arrest: Police stopped a vehicle registered to a suspended owner at 2:16 a.m. in the 3500 block of East Mercer Way. The driver, a 26-year-old Lakewood woman, gave a false name to police and was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Police recognized the passenger, a 24-year-old Mercer Island man, from prior contacts and arrested him on an outstanding warrant. The vehicle was impounded.

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How many guns here? No insurance card Only concealed pistol licenses required By Reporter Staff

How many guns are there on Mercer Island? No one knows. The city does not register guns, but does provide concealed pistol licenses to Mercer Island residents, explained City Clerk Ali Speitz. State laws dictate how gun ownership and registration is handled. In Washington state, firearms do not have to be registered. RCW 9.41.040 lists who may possess firearms. RCW 9.41.050 states that “Except in the person’s place of abode or fixed place of business, a person shall not carry a pistol concealed on his or her person without a license to carry a concealed pistol,” and “A person shall not carry or place a loaded

pistol in any vehicle unless the person has a license to carry a concealed pistol and: (i) The pistol is on the licensee’s person, (ii) the licensee is within the vehicle at all times that the pistol is there, or (iii) the licensee is away from the vehicle and the pistol is locked within the vehicle and concealed from view from outside the vehicle.” In order to carry a pistol concealed on your person or carry or place a loaded pistol in a vehicle, you must obtain a concealed pistol license from the local police department or the county sheriff ’s office (if in an unincorporated area of a county or if police services are contracted out to the county). The city’s website has information about costs and hours of service to obtain concealed license permits. RCW 9.41.070 lists all of the requirements to get a concealed pistol license.

By the numbers Below are the concealed pistol license numbers for Mercer Island, broken down by new licenses (original) and renewals. The 2012 numbers are for the first six months. Year Original Renewal Replacement 2012 33 30 2 2011 58 52 3 2010 61 32 2

means no insurance Mercer Island Police If you are issued a trafOfficer Rob Jira answers res- fic infraction for not having idents’ questions. valid insurance, it A police offibecomes your On the beat now cer just gave me responsibility to a ticket for not prove to the court having insuryou had proper ance. I told him insurance. If you I have insurance, are insured and but I just didn’t you prove it to the have the card court, usually you with me. will only have to Unfortunately, Officer Rob Jira pay an administraif you don’t have tive fee instead of a your insurance $550 ticket for not card with you, we have to having insurance. assume you are uninsured. There really isn’t a way for


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Rotary Islanders of February By Reporter Staff eree for select and premier variety of service projects, Mercer Island High School level youth games, Islander building houses and working students John Gallagher and Middle School track coach at an orphanage. At MIHS Cristina Scalzo were named and cashier at the she is a Natural as the Rotary Islanders of Mercer Island Thrift Helper, chosen February at the club lun- Shop. He also parby her peers for cheon on Feb. 5. ticipates with the being skilled in Gallagher, a drum major VOICE summer peer mediation; in the MIHS marching band, program. and a member of plays trombone in the wind In his spare time, the Art Club and ensemble and is a member his hobbies Senior Service of the Morning include bik- Cristina Scalzo Club. She volunJazz Band proing, running teers with VOICE, gram. He is also and playing a Mercer Island the band student soccer. The son of Youth and Family Services advisory vice presThomas and Susan program, and participates ident. In sports, he Gallagher, he plans in Young Life, a Christian is a varsity track to major in educa- ministry, and Youth at and field captain. tion or social sci- Calvary. She plans to attend He volunteers John Gallagher ences at a liberal college and become a pediwith special needs arts college. atric oncology nurse. youth through Scalzo has particBoth students are National the Friendship Circle of ipated in five mission trips Honor Society members Washington, as a soccer ref- to Mexico, helping with a and Bridges leaders.

First Hill home of former Sonic sold By Reporter Staff

The home once owned by former Seattle Sonic Kevin Durant has sold, pending inspection. The house, located in the 3400 block of 74th Avenue S.E. on First Hill, was originally listed in 2011 for $2.99 million and was built in 2005. The property features a 5,910-squarefoot home with five bedrooms and five and a half baths on a .35 acre lot. According to the Northwest MLS, before the current offer there have been

two other pending offers, in May 2011 and June 2011, but both fell through. The property, listed with Vizor Realty in Kirkland, was taken off the market in July 2011 and was relisted in January 2012 for a lower price of $2.79 million. The price changed again in October 2012 to $2.59 million. Durant bought the home in 2007, and lived there for just a few months before the Sonics were sold and moved to Oklahoma City.

EYE ON MI | Five generations

Five generations, from left, Mercer Island resident Berta Stewart, great-grandmother; Dr. Ellen Reh, grandmother; Theda Corser, great-great-grandmother; Chalsea and Robert McLaughlin, parents; Don David Stewart, great-grandfather; and baby David Robert Andrew McLaughlin, who was born Oct. 17, 2012. Chalsea McLaughlin is a Mercer Island High School class of 2007 graduate. 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

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YTN hosts annual fundraiser ‘Starry Night’ on Saturday, March 2 By Reporter Staff

Yout h T h e at re Northwest will host its annual fundraising event on Saturday, March 2, at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. This year’s theme is ‘Starry Night.’

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The event brings together members of the community, parents and alumni of YTN to recognize the power of the performing arts. The dinner, auction and student performances will run from 6 to 9 p.m. This year’s sponsors include: Island Youth Ballet and Orthodontic Associates of Mercer Island – Drs. Bill McNeill and Kara McCulloch. Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased by calling (206) 232-4145, ext. 100, or by visiting

Mercer Island artists open studio in Pioneer Square By Reporter Staff

A team of artists has opened a studio in historic Pioneer Square. Three members of the Mercer Island Visual Arts League have partnered with two Eastside

artists to create Studio 103, a show and workspace. Mercer Island artists include Claudia Zimmerman, painter; Zeynep Banu Alev, printmaker; and Doris Kleemann-Fischer, pho-

EYE ON MI | MIVAL Artist reception

The Mercer Island Visual Arts League Gallery will host an artist reception featuring Susanne Foster on March 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Foster’s exhibit, “Inter-Twinings,” will be on display at the gallery. The piece “Madame Butterfly,” seen above, is the first of two operathemed pieces that are part of a new series of textile works. The piece is about 5-by-7 inches in size and is made of lightly needle-felted wool and hand-stitched with beading. 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

tographer. The Eastside artists are Joy Hagen, encaustic painter; and Suzanne Tidwell, sitespecific fiber artist. The artists’ desire is to be in direct contact with the public and to provide emerging artists with an opportunity to exhibit their work. In the summer, the studio will host “Around the Square,” a show of 12-by-12-inch 2-D and 3-D original artwork. This event, held in June, is attended by aspiring artists and has garnered a large viewing audience in the past with a variety of local disciplines. Studio 103 is located in the Tashiro Kaplan Building (TK) art complex at 306 South Washington Street. The TK building is comprised of studios, art galleries and artist residences. Regular studio hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 12 to 5 p.m., and every first Thursday for the Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m.

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Claudia Zimmerman’s piece, ‘Early Bird,’ is part of Studio 103, the new gallery in Pioneer Square. Several Mercer Island artists will show their work at the new gallery.

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Mercer Island’s Noah Deiparine takes off at the start of the 200 freestyle relay on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the 3A state finals. The Islanders won the race.

Mercer Island second at state By Megan Managan

As head coach Chauntelle Johnson has told her swim team, it doesn’t matter how you get to a dollar — be it four quarters or 10 dimes, a dollar is a dollar. The Mercer Island boys swim and dive team came just short of a dollar on Saturday night, taking second place as a team at the 3A boys swim state championships. “One of the things I told

our guys is you can nickel and dime to get to a dollar the same way four quarters gets you there,” said Johnson. “We’re a nickel and dime team, and we’ll probably be a nickel and dime team next year. That’s OK, it works for us.” Mercer Island finished with 271 points, while Lakeside won the state title for a second year in a row with 274 points. Individually, Mercer Island started the meet

with a fourth-place finish in the 200 medley relay. The team of Andrew Weiss, Samuel Chong, Duncan Koontz and Karl MacLane finished the race in 1:38.38. Kennedy won the event in 1:36.56. The Islanders won the 200 freestyle relay event, winning the title in 1:27.30 with the group of Noah Deiparine, Brandt Waesche, MacLane and Ian Caldwell. The Islanders won despite trailing Lakeside until the final swimmers hit the water. Lakeside was second in 1:27.47. Mercer Island also won the final event of the meet, the 400 freestyle relay in 3:09.57, just seven 100ths ahead of Lakeside, which finished at 3:09.64. The Islanders team in that relay included: Deiparine, Waesche, Caldwell and Weiss. “The relays were great.

Five members of the Mercer Island High School wrestling team competed in the 25th annual Mat Classic in Tacoma over the weekend. The team finished in 26th place with 22 points, after three of the five Islanders earned spots on the podium. University won the 3A state title as a team with 142.5 points. In the 106 bracket, Taylan Yuasa finished in eighth place. He started the meet off with a win over Riley Riffe of Shelton, but lost to eventual state champion Home Romero from Sunnyside in the second round with a 14-1 major decision. In the consolation bracket, Yuasa beat Pete Wilkes from Mt.

Spokane by a 9-4 decision. Yuasa lost twice more to take eighth place. In the 120 division, Luke Wilson finished in seventh place for Mercer Island. Wilson started the tournament off with a 5-2 win over Stanwood’s Jacob Cole. Mt. Spokane’s Kiegen Schauer beat Wilson in the second round, 8-0, but Wilson moved into the consolation bracket, where he beat Hazen’s Zack Moore, 9-5. Wilson’s win was followed by an 8-0 loss to Jesse Mark from Blanchet, but he would go on to beat Avery Meyer from Lincoln to take seventh place overall. Mercer Island’s Jacob Pruchno competed in the 126 weight class, but did

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We had a lot of solid swims today. It was just one of those days that we got a little outperformed by another team. I don’t think there was a whole lot more that we could do. A lot of people didn’t even have us second,” said Johnson. “People looked through the results early in the season and thought this team has one or two state times when typically they’re higher — six, seven or eight state times early on, but for us to be here, to have this many kids in this many events at the state meet, I’m proud of them. We’re young. We have four seniors — two divers. We only have one senior on our relays.” Outside of the relays, Caldwell finished eighth overall in the 200 freestyle event, with a 1:47.61 team, while freshman Ben

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Top, Mercer Island’s Taylan Yuasa checks the clock during the first round of wrestling at the 3A Mat Classic on Friday, Feb. 15. Above, Luke Wilson wrestles in the first round of the Mat Classic’s 120 division.


Swim | FROM 14 Gore was 12th in the event. Koontz finished in 11th place in 1:58.36 in the 200 individual medley race, followed by Samuel Chong in 1:59.94. Weiss finished the 50 freestyle race in third place with a time of 21.32 seconds. Grant Neil of O’Dea won the race in 21.13 seconds. Two of the team’s four seniors competed in the diving competition. Cody Hall finished in sixth place with 327 points, while Connor Nielson was ninth with 281 points. Koontz swam to a fifthplace finish in the 100 butterfly event, finishing in 52.79 seconds, while Austin Ralph was 12th overall. “Everybody did about what I expected them to do,” said Johnson. “I think

we were a little nervous the first couple of events, but once we got our nerves under control, we did what we needed to do to continue to give ourselves a chance. I’m proud of them.” Weiss was again third in the 100 freestyle race, this time in 46.77 seconds, while Deiparine was eighth in 48.45. Waesche was 11th and Caldwell finished in 12th place. The 500 freestyle race was won by Abraham Devine from Lakeside. He swam the preliminary race on Friday in 4:49.63, but won Saturday’s finals in 4:32.65, a full 17 seconds faster than the day before. Mercer Island’s David Conger finished the event in 4:55.83 for 13th place, while Tanner Martinez was 15th in 4:59.56. In the 100 backstroke race, Chong finished in 11th place overall in 55.74 seconds, while teammate

Ralph was 13th and Teddy Larkin finished in 14th place in 56.70 seconds. Deiparine finished up the meet with a seventh-place finish in the 100 breaststroke event, racing to a 1:00.41 finish. Andrew Fukuda finished in 15th and Martinez was 16th overall. To the team’s seniors, who saw the team finish as the state champions their first two years on the team, and in second place the last two years, Johnson said she hopes they remember the power of the team. “I think for them they realize that there is more, you can’t win it by yourself. Every single point and every single thing that everyone does matters,” said the coach. “If a couple of guys wouldn’t have performed as well as they did, we could have fallen to third or fourth. All of them matter and all of them are important. Every little thing adds up.”

State | FROM 14 not finish in the top eight. He won his first match by a 10-3 decision over Jack Sy from Franklin, but fell after 1:20 in the second round to Shorewood’s Matthew Floresca. A second loss in the consolation bracket to Jerad Paul from Enumclaw ended the tournament for Pruchno. Connor Gullstad wrestled in the 145 division. He lost his first match on Friday to Matt Yuste from Bonney Lake by an 11-4 decision. In the consolation

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 | Page 15 bracket, Gullstad fell 7-2 to North Central’s C o d y Kiourkas to end his season. Nick Chandler earned a seventhp l a c e finish in the 170 weight division. He started the tournament with a win by fall after 3:13 over Lincoln’s Keidrick O’Bannon. In the second

round Chandler lost 6-2 to Kamiakin’s Sisto Pina, the eventual 170 champion. In the consol at i o n bracket, Chandler b e a t Mountlake Te r r a c e’s S y d Springberg by fall in 4:48 to advance. Chandler then lost to Max Ramos from Sunnyside, 8-6, but took seventh place over Enumclaw’s Falani Gill by injury defeat.

Top, Nick Chandler wrestles in the first round of the 170 division at the 25th annual Mat Classic on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Tacoma Dome. Left, Jacob Pruchno wrestles in the first round of the 126 weight class at the state tournament. Bottom left, Connor Gullstad wrestles in the first round of the 145 weight class at the 3A state tournament. Megan Managan/Staff Photos

7th-grade boys AAU basketball tryouts Feb. 24 Any seventh-grade boy interested in participating in a new AAU boys basketball team can come to tryouts on Sunday, Feb. 24. Tryouts will be held at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 24. The team is a competitive program, and only eight players will be chosen. Team practices will take place twice a week at PEAK. The team will be coached by Kenan Oliver, who currently coaches with the Mercer Island ETL team.

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Above, members of the Mercer Island team cheer for their teammates during the 400 freestyle relay finals at the 3A state championships. Below, Mercer Island’s Austin Ralph swims in the 100 butterfly race at the 3A state championships on Saturday, Feb. 16.

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Mercer Island gymnasts Islander boys earn No. 3 seed compete at state meet going into regional basketball semifinals. Mercer Island beat O’Dea, 44-42, in the SeaKing The Mercer Island boys District tournament. It was a tight game throughbasketball team advances to this weekend’s regional tour- out, but the Irish were able to nament as the No. 3 team hold off the Islanders in the out of District 2 after beating first half, holding a 11-10 lead Franklin on Saturday, Feb. at the end of the first quarter and a 24-18 lead at halftime. 15. After the break, Mercer Mercer Island won 62-48 Island’s offense roared to life to claim third with 19 points in place in the the third quarSeaKing District ter, retaking the tournament. lead with a threeMercer Island point buzzer led the entire basket by Nick game, up 19-10 Nordale to lift the at the end of Islanders 37-36 the first, and up Feb. 23 at going into the 32-21 at halfMt. Tahoma HS final minutes. time. 4 p.m. The fourth After the quarter saw the break, the team lead traded back extended the lead to 50-34 at the end of the and forth, but a key steal and points from Kaleb Warner third quarter. On the road to regionals, lifted Mercer Island to the Mercer Island beat O’Dea on 44-42 final score. Warner ended the game Tuesday, Feb. 12, and lost to with 12 potions, while Lakeside on Valentine’s Day Nordale and Joe Rasmussen in the semifinals. Though the Mercer Island each added 11. Espen Platou boys basketball team trailed had six points and Max Tilden most of the game on Tuesday posted four for the team. The Mercer Island boys evening against O’Dea, a final minute surge pushed basketball played strong the Islanders into the district against a tough Lakeside team By Megan Managan

Catherine Seifert finished tied for 47th place with Lindbergh’s Jenna Louie with a score of 8.025. Carena Toy also competed in the beam and tied for 62nd place with a 7.825 overall. In the floor competition, Cheyanne Lewis was tied for 46th overall, scoring 9.045, and Seifert finished in 67th place with a 8.775 score. Crow also competed

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Four members of the Mercer Island gymnastics team competed in the 3A individual state meet on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Tacoma Dome. In the bars competition, Tonayo Crow tied for 39th place with Holy Names’ Erin Kehoe and Enumclaw’s Emily Berte with a score of 7.150. On the beam,

in the vault competition, tying for 41st place with an 8.4 score, while Toy tied for 66th place with an 8.2 final score. In the all-around competition, Seifert finished in 84th place with a 16.8, Toy was tied for 90th with a 16.025, Crow finished in 95th place, scoring 15.550, and Lewis finished in 110th with a score of 9.075.



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on Thursday in the SeaKing District semifinals, but fell 68-61 to the Lions. Against Lakeside, Mercer Island came out strong in the first quarter, leading 22-12 at the end of the first. But Lakeside found its rhythm in the second quarter, ending the half by retaking the lead with a 37-31 game. Though the Islanders made it a close game in the third quarter, Lakeside was able to stay ahead with a 50-44 going into the final minutes. Lakeside added 18 points in the final quarter and earned a spot in the SeaKing championships on Saturday night. Mercer Island will move forward to the regional basketball tournament, playing in a win-to-get-in game for the state tournament on Saturday, Feb. 23. The Islanders will face the winner of the Lincoln vs. Timberline game which takes place on Monday, Feb. 18. Saturday’s regional game will be played at 4 p.m. at Mt. Tahoma High School. The winner will advance to the state tournament, while the loser is done for the season.

Islander girls finish fourth at districts, advance to regionals By Megan Managan

The Mercer Island girls basketball team met KingCo foe Bellevue on Saturday afternoon in the third/fourth place game of the SeaKing District tournament. The Islanders lost, 41-35. Earlier in the tournament, the Islanders beat West Seattle on Tuesday, Feb. 12, and lost to Cleveland in the district semifinals. The Mercer Island girls basketball team beat West Seattle on Tuesday afternoon in the second round of the SeaKing District tournament. The Islanders beat West Seattle, 38-32. On Tuesday, West Seattle was up 10-6 at the end of the first quarter and extended the lead to 20-14 at the end of the second quarter. Mercer Island bounced back in the second half, scoring 11 points in the third quarter and adding another 13 in the final minutes, all while holding West Seattle to 12 points in the

entire half. After the break, Cleveland Jessica Blakeslee and Kris continued to hold off Brackmann both scored Mercer Island, with a 19-16 eight points in the win, third quarter, followed by a Renae Tessem added seven, 11-8 fourth quarter score. and Jamie Mounger postBrackmann scored 17 ed six points. points for the Christina Islanders in Williams on the loss, while had five points, Mounger had and Julia seven for the Blumenstein team. Blakeslee, and Rachael Rachael Tessem Tessem scored and Renae two each. Tessem each had Feb. 22 at On Thursday, four points, and Glacier Peak HS in the district Blumenstein, 8 p.m. semifinals, Johnson and the team lost Williamson to Cleveland, had two points but clinched a spot in the each. regional tournament. The The Islanders earned the final score was 68-42. No. 4 seed out of District 2 Mercer Island will now going into the state regional face KingCo rival Bellevue tournament. The Islanders in the third/fourth place will play Everett, the No. game on Saturday after- 1 team from District 1 on noon at Bellevue College. Friday, Feb. 22, at Glacier Against Cleveland, the Peak High School at 8 p.m. Islanders were down 23-10 The winner of Friday’s at the end of the first quar- game moves on to the state ter, followed by a 15-8 per- tournament in the Tacoma formance in the second to Dome, while the loser is make it a 38-18 game at finished for the season. halftime.

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

“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.

Sunday | 24 ‘Stand With Us’ Israeli Soldiers Stories with Hen and Shai: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Feb. 24,

Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Two Israeli college student reservists will speak candidly about growing up in Israel, the mandatory three-year service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and life at an Israeli university. Open to the public. Free. www.standwithus. com.

Tuesday | 26 Mercer Island Rotary Club Luncheon: 12-1:30 p.m.,

Feb. 26, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Each meeting covers club activities and features a weekly guest speaker. The general public is welcome to attend.

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

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) 957-7692. Cercle Francophone - French Conversation Evening: 7-9

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Library 4400 88th Ave. S.E. (206) 236-3537 MercerIsland Opera Preview: “La Boheme,” 7 p.m., Feb. 20. Presented by Norm Hollingshead. Opera composer: Giacomo Puccini. Story of doomed couple, Mimi and Rodolfo. 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 who 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 Q&A led by film historian Lance Rhoades. “Free Boy: A True Story of Slave and Master on Puget Sound”: 7 p.m., Feb. 28.

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 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.

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. Contributed Art

residence. Sponsor: Mercer Island Sister City 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 directions, contact Beth Brennen, 2327650; or Monica Howell, 232-2983.

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Feb. 28, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Meet Seattle author Tara Conklin, whose first novel, “The House Girl,” debuted Feb. 12. Sponsored by the Arts Council and Island Books. Wine and refreshments served.

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MIVAL artist Claudia Zimmerman’s 12-by-12-inch oil painting on panel board, titled, “You’re the Dream, Alice.” The painting is on display at Studio 103 in Pioneer Square. 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

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More than a century ago, one man’s longing to live in the country led to a course in chicken farming offered through Washington State College, laying the groundwork for one of the largest and oldest egg operations in the Pacific Northwest. Along with just a few other large egg companies, the familyrun Wilcox Farms is now a pillar in Washington’s 1.9 billion-egg-a-year industry. In the early 1900s, a Canadian transplant named Judson Wilcox settled in Seattle. He had a home on Queen Anne and a hat shop in Pioneer Square. But city life wasn’t for him. In 1909 he visited a site east of Olympia in the Nisqually River valley. He hiked among the giant trees, rowed on a lake, and fell in love with the area. First using his home as a down payment for the 240acre farm, he returned to Seattle to break the news to his wife, Elizabeth. Judson and Elizabeth’s grandson, Barrie, and greatgrandson, Andy, relate this story as we stand in their family home just a few feet from where the founders of the farm once lived. Large picture windows frame Judson’s prized view over a valley of farmland to Hart’s Lake and Mount Rainier beyond. Around us are the historic barns and buildings, and a little further off, modern chicken houses that have recently been converted to cage-free facilities. The 1900s Wilcoxes built their new life with the help of the Washington State College experiment station in Puyallup. To make their farm profitable, the couple enrolled in a wintertime six-week poultry school led by WSC employee, George Shoup, and his wife. They took turns attending classes. One would go to Puyallup for a week while the other stayed home to care for the children and manage the farm. Using Shoup’s plans, they built their first chicken house, a structure with a long, open front. They had a rough start, losing about half of their 500 birds that first year. But eventually they managed healthy flocks of laying hens, raised other animals, and maintained a

Washington state has a $1.9 billion egg industry. large garden. They sold their eggs and produce to nearby logging camps. The Wilcoxes were not alone in early chicken ranching. Washington history is enriched with eggs. The

1945 bestseller, “The Egg and I,” features a small farm on the Olympic Peninsula. Author Betty MacDonald drew heavily on her misadventures as a young wife in the 1920s on a Chimacumarea chicken ranch. While she didn’t much love raising chickens, MacDonald enjoyed using their product; “…there was always on my pantry shelf a water bucket of doubleyoked and checked eggs to do with as I would … a source of constant delight.” She tried “rich, eggy oldfashioned recipes” that she found in an old cookbook: cakes, doughnuts and cream puffs among them. The Northwest’s egg connection was enhanced a few years later when the book was made into a movie starring

Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray. While Washington has always had a small piece of the national egg scene, WSU made some key contributions to egg research in the 1960s and ’70s, thanks to John V. Spencer, the first chair of WSU’s food science program, who spent most of his career researching eggs and poultry, and examining flavors and shelf life. He looked at things like whether the age of the hen and the fertilization of the egg affected the egg’s level of cholesterol (they don’t) and the hatchability of fertilized eggs held in plastic bags at different temperatures. Though it no longer has a poultry research program on the Pullman campus, the university still works with poultry and egg farmers throughout the state and maintains the Avian Health and Food Safety Laboratory at WSU Puyallup. From the time Judson and Elizabeth Wilcox built that first hen house, egg production and consumption in our state have in many ways changed but in some ways stayed the same. For the Wilcoxes, change meant dropping the dairy side of

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Eggs | FROM 18 their business and moving their egg production from mainstream to more niche categories like cage-free and organic, not unlike the way the original Wilcoxes farmed. People are more interested in how their eggs are produced than they were just 10 years ago, says Andy Wilcox, who runs the business with his brother Brent and cousin, Chris Wilcox. Now Washington has just a few major egg producers like Wilcox and National Food that maintain more than 500,000 laying hens. They are, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, responsible for most of the 6.7 million laying hens in the state. At the same time, says Chris Benedict, a member of the WSU Small Farms team and WSU Extension, there is a growing number of very small operations with fewer than 1,000 hens. People want to be closer to their food sources, and be more certain of the conditions in which their food is raised, he says.

Following in the footsteps of those Puyallup extension agents a century ago, Benedict has co-organized several poultry-raising courses. When it is offered, the class always has a waiting list. So many people are interested in raising their own birds, whether just for home consumption or for small-scale farming. “Now nearly every city between Everett and Olympia has its own ordinance dealing with chickens,� he says. “That’s a sign that there’s a change.� He’s seeing more people, especially in urban areas, add two or three chickens to their home garden. “It’s not that economical,� he says. Building a coop and finding feed requires some effort. “And it can take upwards of six months to get your first eggs.� And it takes two years before the birds reach their peak production of an egg a day. But these folk are keeping the hens as pets, with the benefit of having fresh eggs and maybe teaching their kids about raising ani-

mals, says Benedict. “It’s not about the money.� In more rural areas farmers with a few acres are scaling up from raising eggs just for themselves to selling them off their farms or at farmers markets. “For diversified vegetable farmers, it gives them something to offer year-round,� says Benedict. “It’s about hooking consumers with one more product.� And what a product. Eggs are an inexpensive source of protein and useful in so many recipes. Just a sampling from some of the menus from WSU’s Feast of the Arts dinners shows the diversity of uses. The egg appears in dough for the Tuscan ravioli, the goat cheese flan, the meringue topping for

Eggs-ordinary tips Clean and refrigerated eggs can last for several months. Fresher eggs perform differently than older eggs. The fresher eggs are more flavorful and can offer a fluffier omelet or lofty meringue. Older eggs, once cooked, are easier to peel.

cherry rhubarb compote, the pumpkin spatzle, the crab cakes, and the cornbread stuffing for quail. “The egg is probably the main staple in the kitchen,� says Jamie Callison, the executive chef for the WSU School of Hospitality Business Management. “It’s a component in every cuisine and a workhorse in nearly every meal. We just made, for example, Pad Thai,� a stir-fried dish with rice noodles and scrambled eggs. “We cannot go one day without eggs here. They add richness, they thicken sauces, they work as a binder, they make mayonnaise,� he says. “They’re kind of a bridge item. Without them, things just wouldn’t come out.� Chef Callison teaches his students to look for grade and age. The more expensive eggs are not always the freshest. “It depends on the store,� he says. “In some, the costlier organic eggs don’t move as fast.� Home eggs should be collected daily and stored at below 45 degrees.

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AKC GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. 750.00 1st and 2nd shots and wor med.Strong pedeg r e e , A s k a b o u t p ay ments.Checz and German bloodlines.253-9518947 AKC Golden Retriever puppies. Dew claws removed, vet check and first shots. Family raised, parents on site. Gir ls $700 and Boys $650 ~ Arlington (425) 355-1469



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AKC Golden Retriever pups. Excellent blood line. Also Golden Doodle pups, $500. Wormed and shots! 360-652-7148 AKC Papillon pups. Gorgeous and ready now. M a l e s o n l y $ 5 5 0 . ve t chkd, shots, wrm. 360224-0903 www. AKC POMERANIANS. 14 weeks. Shots & wormed. One Chocolate & White female, $500. One Cream/White Parti male, $450. 9 week old Dark Cream male and Black male $500 each. 253-561-6519 253-8864836

AKC Teacup Poodle White female, 3yrs old. Adorable! Well socialized, good with children, $600. (360)537-9188. AKC WELSH CORGI Pe m b r o ke, fe m a l e, 10wks, Black, White and Tan, 1st and 2nd shots, wormed, born and raised in home, ver y playful mom on premises, from South Dakota, mom Red and White, $700 (360)708-3519. Ask for Debra, pics available on request. email:


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CANE CORSO ITALIAN Mastiff Puppies. Loyal family protection! Raised in home with children and other pets! Distinctive color options; Blues, Reverse Blue Br indle and Formintino. Grand champion bloodlines (GCh). AKC and ICCF Registered. Tails and dew claws docked. Vacines up to date. Ear c r o p o p t i o n . S h ow o r Breeding puppy $2,000 each. Pet compainion puppy $1,500. Photos by text available. Call Jeani 509-985-8252. Yakima.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES: Bor n Jan. 13th & ready to go March 1st. Mother, father & grandparents on the premises all german imports AKC/SV, regist r a t i o n . Ve r y e a s y t o train. Star ting at $600 and up. Call Shawn @ (425) 231-5506 if interested. GOLDENDOODLE Puppies For Sale. Ready for their new homes March 7th. 7 Puppies left. 2 males, 5 females. Males, $700. Females, $800. Shots, wormed and dew claws removed. Approx weight when grown around 55 lbs. If interested, email: debbie_1819 or call Debbie at 360-540-2545.

AKC YELLOW LAB puppies, Born January 4th, ready March 4th. 2 males, 2 females. OFA Hips, eyes, elbows excellent. Sire Canadian show chamipion. Dam, great retrieving lines and working class certificate. Shots, wor med, dew claws removed. $900. Located in Oak Harbor. 360-320-0891, 360-279- Champion blood AKC 2903 Rottweiler puppies. 10 A u s t r a l i a n C a t t l e weeks old. Call for appt D o g ( H e e l e r s ) p u p s . 425-463-9824 R e a d y Fe b. 1 0 . C. K . C CHINESE PUG puppies Reg. vet check w/1st born November 7th, (3) shots, wormed every 2 males, (1) female, first weeks. farm raised, both shot and worming done. parents on site and ex- Asking $550. Pls call or tremely friendly. 1 red fetext (360)708-8611. No male, 1 white. 2 white calls after 9pm please m a l e s l e f t . G O I N G English Bulldog Puppies FA S T ! c a l l , t ex t , e m a i l 5 girls 2 boys. AKC Reg. 360 739 4229 dustyve- P a r e n t s o n s i t e . g a s @ y a h o o . c o m f o r Wormed, vaccinated and more info and pics. $400 vet checked. Includes a Located north of Burling- star ter puppy package ton off I-5 and health guar. $1800 Firm Ready to go 3/1/ 13 360-990-4792 http:/ /bloominbulldogs.webs. com/ Email:

BEAUTIFUL American/ English Cream Golden Retriever Puppies! Socialized with children & cats. Var ious personalities; 5 adorable bundles to choose from! Both pure bred parents on site. First shots. Health guaranteed. 1 male, 4 females. $1,000$1,550 each. View pictures at: 509-994-8988. Located just outside of Spokane.

ENGLISH CREME Golden Retr iever pups for sale. 7 weeks old. AKC registered. Have first wormer and immunization, well puppy check up. 8 males left. They are beautiful, healthy pups. For $800 you will have a wonderful addition to your family or a best friend. Please contact (360)269-5539,


SAWMILLS from only $3997.00 -- Make and Save Money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free I n f o / DV D : w w w. N o r - AKC COCKER Babies 1- most colors, beautiful, s o c i a l i z e d , h e a l t h y, 800-578-1363 Ext. 300N raised with children. Treadmill-Trimline 2650, Shots, wor med, pedif o l d u p $ 2 0 0 / O B O . grees. $550 up. Terms? (425)485-0439 425-750-0333, Everett

A K C W E S T I E P U P S. We s t H i g h l a n d W h i t e Terriers. One AKC male $ 1 , 0 0 0 . A l s o t wo 3 / 4 We s t i e fe m a l e s $ 6 0 0 Will take deposit. Call with any questions. You can’t go wrong with a Westie 360-402-6261 Beatiful Mastiff puppies for sale Male and Female $1000 We have 3 males 2 Br indel and1 Faw n . We h ave 4 fe males left 2 brindel 2 fawn. 253-255-8759

BICHON FRISE puppies. AKC Registered. Ta k i n g d e p o s i t s . Fo r companion only! Will be vet checked and have first shots and be dewormed. Call for information: 360-874-7771, 360-471-8621 or go to website to see our adorable puppies! www.bichonfrise

BORDER Collie pups, ABCA registered. 3 males Red & White. Ranch raised, working parents. Current on shots & worming. $500/ea. 509-486-1191




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Pomeranian, Cute, Cudly Teddy Bear, Teacup Male 2lbs Black & Tan, Real Playful $450. Shots, Wormed. Also Mini Poms, Male and Female $200. Cash, Will Deliver Halfway. (425)420-6708


MALTICHON PUPPIES. Mom AKC Bichon Frise. Dad AKC Maltese. Vet checked, 1st shots & dewormed $550 Visit our website:

males. Born November 14th. Ready for Forever Homes! $100 each. Excellent companion dogs. 206-723-1271

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Shar-Pei AKC, 3 pupsChocolate female, Apricot female, Blue male, 8 weeks, vaccinated. Lots of wrinkles. Ready to go. $750. 509-6304380.

9am-3pm Evergreen State Fairgrounds Monroe, Washington

Event Center & Livestock Pavilion thru East Gate by Monroe Farm & Feed CONSIGNMENT TIMES Fri, Feb 22ND by Appointment for those wih more than 75 items Sat. Feb 23rd 8am-5pm for General Consignments no minimum.

COMMISSION FEE is 18% per sold item. Horse related items only, must be CLEAN and in reasonable condition. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR APPOINTMENT: Call Chris Elston 425-308-2815 All proceeds benefit the Snohomish County 4-H Horse Program. U.S. Funs, Visa, MasterCard & Discover accepted.

Annual Event Since 1979


4-H TACK SALE Sun, Feb 24th, 2013

Sorry-No food, drink, strollers or pets allowed on SALES FLOOR

Ready March 2nd. Sire Toy/Mini 1 Black Male registered Standard $500. 2 Females, Poodle, dame pure- Chocolate $600. Shots & Valentines Ready. b r e d L a b. H e a l t hy Call 360-668-8300. or beautiful animals, shots, photos available. $400. (208)568-1312. SMALL MIXED Breed puppies. Males & Fe-

Puppies. 3 males available, $700-$750. Registered, health guaranteed, UTD shots. 541-518-9284 Baker City, Oregon. GERMAN Rottweiler/ Tibetan Mastiff puppies!!!!! Rare, intelligent, beautiful. Great family guards! $400. Call for your best friend today! 360-550-3838. German Shepherd Pupp i e s . M a l e s a n d Fe males. 100% Ger man Impor t Lines. Wor ld Champion Bloodlines. AKC Registerable. $1200. DOB 11/23/12. 425-387-5310.


9000 Silverdale Way

A K C G R E AT D A N E 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.

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Australian Shepherd

Just give us a call!

Adorable Puppies, Yorkie, 3 males, 2 females, 8 weeks, babydoll faces, small, non shedding. Shots, wor med, vet checked $599-$1,000 (425)208-6950



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Services Animals

LOVING Animal Care Visits - Walks Housesitting Home & Farm JOANNA GARDINER 206-567-0560 (Cell) 206-228-4841

General Pets

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garage sales - WA Garage/Moving Sales King County Vashon

M OV I N G S a l e ! S a t , 2/23, 9am-5pm. Furniture, books, dining set, desk, pictures, frames, general household goods. 104th & SW Cowan Road.

Help keep our community beautiful. Reach over a million Please take down potential customers garage sale, when you advertise in event and political the Service Directory. signs when your sale, Call 800-388-2527 or go event or voting online to season is over.

No need to break the bank.

The Classifieds has great deals on everything you need.

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Garage/Moving Sales General


Year Round Indoor Swap Meet Celebrating 15 Years! Evergreen Fairgrounds Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 4pm FREE Admission & parking! For Information call


wheels Marine Power

17’ LUND SS Adventure. 1999 70hp Evinrude, oil injected. Features: 18 gallon gas tank, custom m a d e B e m i To p w i t h doors and windows, FM Stereo, Live Well, Lorrance Fishfinder, new deep well battery, front bow mount trolling motor, 2 extra 12 volt batter ies, 4 seats, (2) 4’ long side compartments. 2nd owner, very clean, see to appreciate! $13,500 or reasonable offer. Call Lynn at 425530-3972 Automobiles Lexus

1998 LEXUS SC400 Sport Coupe. Automatic transmission, V-8, deluxe interior, all options, factory wheels, 117,000 miles. Crimson with beige interior. 2nd owner. $10,950. 425-8277536 Tents & Travel Trailers

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Professional Services Legal Services

BANKRUPTCY Friendly, Flat Fee FREE Phone Consultation Call Greg Hinrichsen, Attorney 206-801-7777 (Sea/Tac) 425-355-8885 Everett

22’ 2007 JAYCO, JAY F l i g h t Tr a v e l Tr a i l e r. Ready roll now! Orginal owners. Excellent condition! Fully self contained. Sleeps 6 people. Interior s h e l v i n g a n d s t o ra g e through out. Sunny and bright with lots of windows! Outside shower and gas grill. 4,165 lbs towing, 2 propane tanks, luggage rack with ladder. Records included. Asking $12,500. Bonney Lake. 253-891-7168. Need extra cash? Place your classified ad today! Call 1-800-388-2527 or Go online 24 hours a day Vehicles Wanted

CAR DONATIONS wanted! Help Support Canc e r R e s e a r c h . Fr e e Next-Day Towing.  NonRunners OK.  Tax Deductible.  Free Cruise/ Hotel/Air Voucher.  Live Operators 7 days/week.  Breast Cancer Society #800-728-0801. CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Tr u c k T O D AY. F r e e Towing! Instant Offer: 1-888-545-8647 D O N AT E YO U R C A R . RECEIVE $1000 GROCERY COUPONS. FAST, FREE TOWING24hr Response. UNITED BREAST CANCER F O U N DAT I O N . Fr e e Mammograms & Breast C a n c e r I n f o 888-4447514

DIVORCE $155. $175 with children. No court appearances. Complete p r e p a ra t i o n . I n c l u d e s custody, support, proper ty division and bills. B B B m e m b e r . (503) 772-5295. www.paralegalalter

Home Services General Contractors


The Leaders In Home Improvement Repairs

• Bathrooms • Siding • Decks • Kitchens • Doors/Windows • Drywall • Additons • Full Remodel ~Inside to Outside~

~Top to Bottom~

Call Denis & His Team Today


Notice to Contractors Washington State Law (RCW 18.27.100) requires that all advertisements for construction related services include the contractor’s current depar tment of Labor and Industries registration number in the advertisement. Failure to obtain a certificate of registration from L&I or show the registration number in all advertising will result in a fine up to $5000 against the unregistered contractor. For more information, call Labor and Industries Specialty Compliance Services Division at 1-800-647-0982 or check L&Is internet site at Home Services Electrical Contractors

DS ELECTRIC Co. “Divorce For Grownups”

206-842-8363 Law Offices of

Lynda H. McMaken, P.S. Home Services Concrete Contractors


All Phases - All types Excavations, for ms, pour & finish. 30+ years exper ience, r e a s o n a bl e p r i c i n g . Call for free estimates.

Concrete Design Larry 206-459-7765



Home Services General Contractors

ORDONEZ CONSTRUCTION Decks, Patios, Odd Jobs, Remodeling, Siding, Concrete, Fencing, General Landscaping, Etc. Lic#ORDONZ*880CW Bonded & Insured

206-769-3077 206-463-0306

New breaker panel, electrical wiring, trouble shoot, electric heat, Fire Alarm System, Intercom and Cable, Knob & Tube Upgrade, Old Wiring Upgrade up to code... Senior Discount 15%

Home Services Handyperson


425.444.6735 Home Services Hauling & Cleanup



Locally/Veteran owned & operated. Telephone Estimates, Ray Foley, 425-844-2509 Licensed & Insured

AFFORDABLE q HAULING Storm Cleanup, Hauling, Yard Waste, House Cleanup, Removes Blackberry Bushes, Etc.

Winter Special! 2nd load 1/2 price 25% Discount Specialing in House, garage & yard cleanouts. VERY AFFORDABLE

206-478-8099 A+ HAULING

We remove/recycle: Junk/wood/yard/etc. Fast Service 25 yrs Experience, Reasonable rates

Call Reliable Michael


Find what you need 24 hours a day.


WE TAKE IT ALL! Junk, Appliances, Yard Debris, etc. Serving Kitsap Co. Since 1997

360-377-7990 206-842-2924 AT YOUR DISPOSAL

Lic/Bond/Insured (206)498-1459

Free Estimate


Lic./bonded/Insured GEORGZE948PB Home Services Handyperson



Home Services Landscape Services


Evergreen Landscaping

Experienced * Polite Punctual * Insured


“let ME do that for YOU”


HAULING, MOVING & DEMOLITION Save $25 on a 1/2 truck load. Save $50 on a full truck load. Save 50% - referral* Call today for details and same day service.


Lawn Maint. Bark. Sod. Seed. Topsoil. Gardens. Gravel. Rock Borders. Fence. Patio. Free Estimates Call Enrique 360-633-5575 360-297-3355

Hauling ~ Cleanup Yards ~ Gardens Garbage and Junk Also, Pruning (includes fruit trees) Blackberries, Clearing & Garden Preparation. General Labor, Carpenters, Handymen



Landscaping Service

Home Services Plumbing


“FROM Small to All Give Us A Call” Licensed, Bonded, Insured -PACWEWS955PK-

Give us a call, 206-427-8450 206-909-9833

Sno Co: 425-347-9872

King Co: 206-326-9277


Home Services

House/Cleaning Service

Clean Gutters, Mowing Maint, Pressure Wash, Pruning, Clean Up.

360-451-9759 Licensed~Experienced Local~Serving Kitsap



CLEANING CO. “LET US CLEAN YOUR HIVE!” Environmentally friendly. Ref provided. Call or Text:



BUSY BEE HOUSE CLEANING 30 Years Exp. Serving S. Whidbey

360-221-0320 Get a Jump Start on SPRING CLEANING ETHICAL ENTERPRISES Family Owned 30+ Years Exp. Customer Oriented Residential & Comm. Call Cheryl / Bob 206-226-7283 425-770-3686 Lic.-Bonded-Ins.


Inside & Out! Sliding Scale Fee


HOUSEKEEPING 21 Years Experience Honest & Reliable Great, Long Term References Call Jennifer TODAY!

(206)913-7115 Home Services Landscape Services


* Cleanup * Trimming * Weeding * Pruning * Sod * Seed * Bark * Rockery *Complete Yard Work 425-226-3911 206-722-2043 Lic# A1SHEGL034JM

Home Services Lawn/Garden Service

ALL AROUND LAWN LAWN MAINTENANCE. Brush cutting, mowi n g , h e d g e s, we e d eating, hauling, & pressure washing. R & R MAINTENANCE 206-683-6794

Home Services Pole Builder/Storage

Free Estimate on post or stick frame buildings including garages, shops, barns, arenas, carports, mini-cabins & sheds Our reputation, quality & service can’t be matched! Call Chris @ Ark Custom Buildings 1-877-844-8637

Lic # 603208719

Plant, Prune, Mow, Weed, Bark, Remove Debris Henning Gardening Call Geoff Today:

206-854-1794 LICENSED & INSURED

* SILVER BAY * GROUNDS CARE Are You Ready? Clean-Up, Pruning, Full Maint., Hedge, Haul, Bark/Rock, Roof/Gutter

Free Estimates

360-698-7222 Home Services Painting


Top Notch Quality & Service Since 1979”


“We always respond to your call!”

Get That Room Painted In Time For Spring! Interior & Exterior

Fair Prices, Quality Work Licensed

(206)851-5975 PJFENEI934l7

Need help with your career search? There is help out there! and you can access it at whatever time is convenient for you! Find only the jobs in your desired category, or a specific location. Available when you are, 247. Log on at or call one of our recruitment specialists, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm 800-388-2527

Home Services Window Cleaning


Eastside: 425-273-1050

Reach over a million potential customers when you advertise in the Service Directory. Call 800-388-2527 or go online to


GEORGE’S A TO Z ELECTRIC Residential $65.00/hour Tax Included Commercial/Industrial $85.00/hour Tax Included Free Estimates Over the Phone

Home Services Homeowner’s Help


Professional Services Farm/Garden Service


My Prices are Reasonable I Build Custom, Storage Sheds, Garden Sheds, Small Barns Horse Stalls Please call Tim for a Free Estimate 425-486-5046 Lic#602-314-149


Advertise your upcoming garage sale in your local community paper and online to reach thousands of households in your area. Call: 800-388-2527 Fax: 360-598-6800 Go online: Thousands of Classified readers need your service. Your service ad will run FOUR full weeks in your local community paper and on the web for one low price with the Service Guide Special. Call 800-388-2527 to speak with a customer representative. Go online 24 hours a day: Or fax in your ad: 360-598-6800. Domestic Services Adult/Elder Care

Home Services Remodeling

LEWIS AND CLARKE Construction Remodel & Repairs


lewisandclarke LEWISCC925QL

Home Services Roofing/Siding

Pinnacle Roofing Professionals





5%LIC#PINNARP919MF off Re-Roofing

www.pinnacleroofi 206-919-3538 Lic.# PINNARP917P1


Home Owners Re-Roofs

$ My Specialty

Small Company offers

$ Low prices

Call 425-788-6235 Lic. Bonded. Ins. Lic# KRROO**099QA

Home Services Window Cleaning

Professional Window Cleaning Also: Gutters & Pressure Washing 25+ years locally. Call John 206-898-1989

Professional Care

Superior Caring! BLOSSOM HOUSE Adult Family Home

360 - 370 - 5755

Male/Female Beds Avail Respite, Adult Day Care, Long Term Care, Transition to Hospice. State Lic Private Care

Need help with your career search? There is help out there! and you can access it at whatever time is convenient for you! Find only the jobs in your desired category, or a specific location. Available when you are, 247. Log on at or call one of our recruitment specialists, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm 800-388-2527

Reach thousands of readers by advertising your service in the Service Directory of the Classifieds. Get 4 weeks of advertising in your local community newspapers and on the web for one low price. Call: 1-800-388-2527 Go online: or Email: classified@


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A 2 N N N D U A L!

So close, yet so far from ordinary.




Guaranteed 1St PLaCe PrIZe

March 2nd, 2013. 1pM-6:30pM, EvEnt doors opEn at 11aM. TournamenT regisTraTion will Take place on February 24Th aT The crescenT club box oFFice, From 4pm-7pm. enTry Fee is $25 per person. pre-regisTraTion evenT and check in will be held on march 1sT, 2013, From 6pm-8pm in The snoqualmie casino ballroom. addiTional check in will be held on day oF TournamenT From 11am-1pm. addiTional TournamenT regisTraTion will be held on day oF TournamenT From 11am-1pm, as available.

Sunday, February 24 • 7PM th

TournamenT players musT be crescenT club members. see crescenT club For more deTails!

21 and Over

WE’ll drivE. You plaY. 1-800-254-3423 or visit $100!

Driving East i-90, Exit 27 Driving WEst i-90, Exit 31 Snoqualmie, Wa • 425.888.1234 • SnoCaSino.Com Hours, prices, schedule, rules are subject to change without notice. must be 21+ to gamble.

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February 20, 2013 edition of the Mercer Island Reporter