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MISD board meeting Thursday, March 14 The Mercer Island School District Board of Directors will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 14, beginning at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. On the agenda is recognition of the Destination ImagiNation teams, as well as an update on the ed specs process for the new elementary and middle schools and an update on capital projects. A full agenda can be found online at

SR-520 bridge closed again this weekend The State Route 520 floating bridge will be closed this weekend, March 15 through March 18. Crews will close the bridge beginning at 11 p.m. on Friday and will reopen 520 by 5 a.m. on Monday morning. Due to the closure and a Sounders match on Saturday night, the I-90 express lanes will run in the westbound direction from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

23rd annual Sogetsu Ikebana exhibition this weekend The 23rd annual Sogetsu Ikebana exhibition will be held on Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17, at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is free. To learn more, visit

Inventory remains low, just 75 homes and condos are for sale on the Island By Reporter Staff

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Ann Lindsey, 85, gardens on the front patio outside of the Island House dining room on a rare sunny afternoon, Friday, March 8, 2013. Spring begins next week on Wednesday, March 20.

Special needs youth touched hundreds By Mary L. Grady

The unexpected death of 16-year-old Islander Middle School student, Jim Holt, on Feb. 21 represents an intense personal loss for many people across King County. The young man with extreme disabilities who could not speak was loved and cherished and celebrated. By all accounts, from school bus drivers to surgeons to school administrators, teachers, parapros and fellow students, Jim was an integral and even an essential part of their daily lives. Each felt a personal connection to Jim and his family. They referred to themselves as ‘Team Jim.’ Jim had genetic disorder, a trinomial translocation of the lower

part of the 16th and 17th chromosomes. Pregnancies that involve defects of the 16th chromosome usually end in miscarriage. As such, a child with the defect is rare. The babies who do make it usually do not live long. The defects cause severe mental and physical retardation and seizures. For his parents, Kathy Holt and Steve Holt, the fact that their tiny baby boy had extreme medical issues came as a surprise. He arrived on Christmas Day, just two weeks early. But he weighed only four pounds. The doctors at Children’s Hospital told his parents that there was a 90 percent chance that he would not live beyond a year. After a few days in the hospital, they took him home with their older son, Thomas, and learned

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how to care for him. From birth, he required 24-hour care. He could only walk a few steps unassisted. He would not eat by mouth and was instead fed every two hours through a gastrointestinal tube. He had a seizure disorder. He had between 20 and 30 a day — some barely noticeable, but others were grand mal seizures that might last several minutes. He could choke or lose consciousness and might require a 911 call. His lungs were compromised and he often developed pneumonia. Jim’s mental ability was that of a 10-month-old, his mother said. He could hear, but it was not certain how much or what he understood from words. He had some vision, but they were not sure how much. But what they were certain about was that he could communicate. He could not speak, but he was vocal, his mother laughed. “He made himself known.” He found a way to communicate, but he did not cry, his mother

A look at the Island real estate market for February offers some evidence that the real estate market here is improving. The number of homes sold is up. The median price of homes sold is up as well. Inventory appears to be tight — good for sellers and prices, but not so much for buyers. A total of just 75 homes and condos were offered for sale on Mercer Island last month, down nearly a third from 114 offered during the same

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News briefs

City releases tolling work plan central Puget Sound region. Tolls will have a significant financial impact on all those who live, work, visit, attend schools or own businesses not only on Mercer Island, but throughout the region.” The city has hired Washington, D.C., legal counsel to review federal approval to toll, and a lobbyist to advocate in Olympia. The city is meeting with other cities to start forming coalitions. The City Council will provide regular updates at Council meetings. The work plan is available at

By Reporter Staff

A work plan to address the proposed I-90 tolling has been released by the City of Mercer Island after its unanimous adoption at the City Council meeting on March 4. The final draft of the plan shows that litigation may be necessary and calls for the city to initiate coalition building, lobbying, public engagement, review of federal authority to toll, and other action items that will aid the city in responding to the state’s proposal. The plan introduction states, “The Mercer Island City Council opposes the imposition of the proposed tolls on Interstate 90 in the


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This 9,600-square-foot waterfront home on Butterworth Road has five bedrooms, seven and three-quarter baths, an indoor pool, a glass ceiling and ‘substantial moorage.’ It has been on the market since Oct. 30, 2012. It is offered for sale at $4.88 million.

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month a year ago. But the number of sales are up. Twenty-six single family home sales were finalized in February compared to just nine a year ago. The median sale price for the single family homes sold last month was $955,000, up from $865,000 a year ago. Just

one condo sold a year ago on the Island for $169,000. Last month, four condos were sold with a median price of $227,500. The number of sales that were pending (not yet finalized) last month was up significantly to 46 (both homes and condos) this past month. That number

is 25 more than a year ago. The number of closed sales are up as well — from just 10 closures finalized for the month a year ago to 30 last month, a rate of one a day. More activity has appeared with the addition of 62 new listings for both homes and condos last month, up from just 45 added in February a year ago.

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Mercer Island spring recycling event is April 13 The annual spring recycling event on Mercer Island will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mercer Island boat launch. Items accepted at the event include: tires, motor oil, filters and antifreeze, lead acid batteries and household goods and clothing. Porcelain toilets and sinks are accepted for a $10 fee, while propane tanks are a $5 fee, as are appliances and scrap metal. Refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners are accepted for a $10 fee, the same with mattresses. All fees are cash only. Computers and televisions will not be accepted, and neither will cleaning products or household chemicals. To see a full list of what is accepted and what is not, see the city of Mercer Island website.

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Bon Appetit magazine is featuring Stopsky’s Delicatessen in its March edition with a “tradition, updated” seder meal created by our chef Austin Zimmerman. All Passover week we will offer a special 5-course prix fixe menu featuring the recipes from the article. Those items and more are also available to serve at home with your family and guests. For more details, reservations, and ordering information visit us at or call 206-658-3478. But you don’t need to be Jewish or wait for Passover to experience dinner at Stopsky’s: come today and taste what Bon Appetit is raving about! MI5


In the 2013 Legislature session, comments from the public can now be submitted on bills being considered by the House and Senate. As part of a new pilot project, comments are seen by members of the Legislature. To comment on a bill, the public can set up an account, and comment on any of the bills under consideration. Legislators and staff will not be able to respond to individual comments, and anyone looking for a specific response is advised to contact their legislator directly or by calling the Legislative hotline at (800) 562-6000.

The Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club is hosting its annual Phone-a-Thon this week, through Thursday, March 14. Donations are being asked to help with programs at the club and to provide scholarships. Last year the club provided $60,000 in scholarships to local students. To learn more, visit


TeAm Jim | FROM 1 said. But if he heard another child cry, he would get upset. He did not sleep more than a few hours at night. He would often be up at 1 or 3 a.m. and would remain awake. His mother would get up too, she said. As she worked from home, she used the time to work through the early morning hours. From the time he was 3 Rev. Scott Anderson/Contributed Photo years old, Jim was in special education in the Mercer Jim Holt with friends at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Island School District. His in Renton. care and schooling involved dozens of people. siblings, Kat and Selby, and His mother cannot say He was not toilet trained. his grandmother, Dorothy, enough about all of the But, like any mother, Holt who doted on him. He was people who rallied around learned to change his diaper accepted and celebrated by Jim from the very beginjust about anywhere. the people at St. Andrews ning. There were doctors But at school, there was a Presbyterian church in and nurses, of course, but special changing table that Renton. also neighbors, bus drivers, can be lowered then lifted. Students fussed over Jim school staff and fellow stuThere was other special when he was at Island Park, dents who befriended and equipment: a tricycle, a spe- then when he moved on to protected Jim. They were all cial chair with an attached middle school, where there a part of ‘Team Jim.’ table. was a whole new world to Holt worried if people His father Steve and step- embrace him. Students com- would resent Jim because he mother Pattie, in Renton, peted for the chance to be required so much time and were very involved in Jim’s with him. attention. life. After Jim was born, Steve He was a rock star, his For the most part, it Holt told his supervisors at older brother Thomas often appears they took it all in Boeing that his focus would said. stride. be on his family — that he There were many hospital “I cannot say enough about would be available for his stays. Each time, his mother the school district and the son, Jim, whenever he need- said, there were cards and people who loved and cared ed to be. picture from3:58students MoesBellevueMar5FINAL_Layout 1 13-03-04 PM Pageat1 for him,” she said. Jim also had two older step- school. He died on the morning

of Feb. 21. It was mid-winter break for Mercer Island School District students, and Jim was at home with a caregiver. It was unexpected. Jim had gone past the 13-year milestone, his mother said. “He had 10 surgeries, and we thought we were kind of done with the major issues.” He was prone to having pneumonia or similar crises. But she did not expect this. He had not been ill. More than 400 Islanders attended the service for Jim at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church on Feb. 26. The service was lead by Rev. Scott Anderson of St. Andrew in Renton. “I am also a member of ‘Team Jim,’” Rev. Anderson said, adding that Jim was a “gift” to our congregation. “During services, Jim would sometimes have something to say,” Rev. Anderson said, explaining that he would wait for Jim to finish until to continuing. “It was hard sometimes to have Jim, but astonishing, at the same time,” he said. “We needed him as much as he needed us.” This is the first of three stories about Jim Holt.

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Online poll: Do you think the ruling overturning the 2/3 tax rule is a good or bad thing? • 62.12% said bad. • 37.88% said good.

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To the editor Legacy and fate of True Value Hardware Mercer Island — do you know? Do you care? Our beloved True Value Hardware is due to disappear! The property is going to be another new construction of a five-story, mixed-use building with 209 apartment units, 11,000 square feet of proposed retail, and 214-267 subterranean parking stalls. The public meeting for design review will be Wednesday, March 13, at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers. There will be a meeting for final design at the same place on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. Be aware and speak up! Sue Ogilvie

shoulders and sidewalk areas and a foot of clearance over the edge just to keep the extra stuff from coming back on the pavement!? Winter always leaves its debris, and it’s time to clean it up for safety if they can spare the equipment and driver time. Motorists and cyclists and pedestrians will be happier, safer and more congenial if you will! Erik Jansen

Invest in youth, Boys & Girls Club Phone-a-Thon this week

This is a call for Mercer Island residents to invest in Mercer Island and our youth. The Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club is a vital community asset, and we rely on donor support. We hope readers will answer the call. One of our major fundraising programs is our Phone-a-Thon. This year’s Phone-aSunday, March 3, was sunny and sort of Thon began Tuesday, March 12, and conwarm, and I used the day to start my seatinues Wednesday and Thursday evenings, son of regularly cycling around the Island, March 13-14. but... Investment highlights from 2012: Over The shoulders of East and West Mercer 2,000 members; child care; 125 boys and Ways (the way all around the Island’s girls in after-school care; 100 boys and girls 14-mile circumference) and a bit of the in summer camps; social; an average of 400 North Mercer throughways were unrideteens in attendance at 10 middle school able in many places due to the winter’s accumulations of gravel, sand, glass, mossy dances; nearly 70 youth in teen programs; Battle of the Bands with five blowdown, sticks, limbs Mercer Island bands com(roadkills, ewwwwww!) and peting in 2012; athletics; in one place, an 8-inch tree 700 boys and girls playing trunk! Unsafe at any speed Send your letters to: baseball and softball; 550 on a bike! Add the boys and girls playing baspresent moisture on the Keep it brief, courteous, ketball; 250 boys and girls east side, and it is dangerand sign your name. playing soccer; nearly 60 ous to ride upon! With the girls playing volleyball; 180 constant tension between boys playing football. cyclists and motorists (and Did you know that MIBGC provided don’t forget pedestrians!), I try to ride the over $60,000 in scholarships in 2012? Not shoulders as much as possible — which is everyone can afford our programs, and almost impossible right now. community donations help us make the I have contacted city maintenance to club accessible to more kids. help clean this up, but to no avail. Can Have you visited PEAK? We enjoy a they please run the street sweeper around 41,300-square-foot, state-of-the-art clubthe Mercer Ways and sweep the paved

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house, with dedicated space for teens and child care, a recording studio and a gym with four basketball courts. Here is another way to look at the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club. When school is out and your kids are away from home, the club is there to provide them with a safe place for sports, fun and friends. Thanks to our generous donors, our fantastic staff and our volunteer coaches, committee members and board, who make all this happen. There are many ways to contribute. All you have to do is answer the call. Jason A. Farber President, Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board

‘Snoopy citizens’ get personal information There is something wrong with the law when any snoopy citizen can get my personal information from the city just by asking for it. I received the following email from the City of Mercer Island attorney. Hello All,

I am writing to advise you that the city has received two public records requests from Marty Gale and Claus Jensen for a copy of the list of email addresses the city has put together to provide updates regarding the I-90 tolling proposal. Under state law, we must release a copy of the list (which includes just your email address) to the requestors. We will be releasing the list tomorrow. I apologize for this situation and for any unsolicited email you may receive as a result. Please know that the city takes your privacy seriously and wish we were legally able to handle this differently. Very Truly Yours, Katie Knight, City Attorney I consider my personal email private and strongly object that the city is forced by law to give out this information because someone would like to see who is receiving information about the I-90 tolling. There is no possible reason why these people need this information, and I will call them out for what they are. Snoopy busybodies who do not respect the rights of privacy for their neighbors. Carl Lindstrom

How concerned are you about North Korea?

“Concerned.” Lynne Wilson Retired Mercer Island

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“Pretty concerned with them and Iran.” Steve McManus Truck driver Mercer Island

“Minimal.” Patrick Anderson Sales Seattle

“I’d say I’m somewhat concerned. They are an unreliable government.” Lew Gilchrist Retired Mercer Island

“Minimally concerned.” Todd Buston Financial advisor Mercer Island

After a series of events that included missile tests, the United Nations ordered strong sanctions against North Korea. The country responded with strong threats, including action against the U.S. We want to know what you think. Are you concerned by North Korea’s threats? Vote now online at and look for the results in next week’s paper.


Police Feb. 24 Purse theft: An 18-year-old

woman’s purse was stolen when she held an open house and showing in the 7800 block of 79th Avenue S.E., in a South end neighborhood west of the Lakes. The purse contained $80 in cash, and the total loss was $382.

Feb. 26 Burglaries: Suspects broke into a home in the 4100 block of 94th Avenue S.E.,

By the numbers: February The Mercer Island Police Department reported 11 arrests and 808 total calls for service in February. Seven burglaries occurred, in addition to one robbery, four cases of assault, five identity thefts

in a neighborhood east of Covenant Shores, through a rear basement window. They shattered the window, pried the handle open and entered the home but left without stealing any items, as the alarm may have activated upon their entry. The burglary happened between 11 a.m., Feb. 25, and 11:15 a.m., Feb. 26. A window screen was removed from a residence in a neighborhood northwest of Pioneer Park, in the 6200 block of 82nd Avenue S.E., sometime between 12 and and 20 thefts, including vehicle prowls and mail theft. The traffic report shows 11 total accidents, two hit-and-runs, one pedestrian/vehicle accident, one DUI accident and two DUI arrests, and 174 total citations, including 25 parking tickets.

MEETING NOTICE Mercer Island School District

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 March 14, 2013

Mercer Island City Council Chambers 7:00 pm – Call to Order Regular Meeting of the Board • Proclamations – Classified School Employee Week – School Retirees Appreciation Week • Recognition – Destination Imagination Teams WORK AND DELIBERATION Partial Governance Process Monitoring • Board Policy 1800 – OE-11: Facilities and Capital Assets • Capital Projects Update • Board Policy 1009 – Board Member’s Code of Conduct Full Governance Process Monitoring • Board Policy 1001 – Governance Commitment • Board Policy 1002 – Governing Style • Board Policy 1003 – Board Job Description

Agenda items are subject to change. Please verify agenda items by going to

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

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3 p.m. The resident came home to find the window open, but entry was not apparent and no items were stolen. Malicious mischief: Someone punched in two vending machines, containing soda and candy, trying to get the money inside sometime overnight in the 9700 block of S.E. 36th Street. The damage was estimated at $200. Criminal impersonation:

Callers pretending to be U.S. Customs agents and an assistant district attorney contacted a 62-year-old North end woman at 12:30 p.m. The callers tried to get $1,500 from the woman by telling her that she must pay a fine for online purchases of prescription drugs and she would be arrested if she did not pay. They wanted her to meet them at the Seattle Federal Court House to pay the money. Keys theft: A Bellevue woman’s house keys were stolen out of her purse while she was at work in the Island Corporate Center building in the 7500 block of S.E. 24th Street. No other items were taken from her purse.

Feb. 27 Accident: A vehicle struck

a Shorewood management golf cart at 2:10 p.m. in the 9000 block of West Shorewood Drive while exiting a parking garage. The golf cart had the right of way but was in the middle of the road, causing a shorter reaction time for the other driver. The golf cart was not damaged.

Feb. 28 Accident: A head-on collision occurred at 6:01 p.m. in the intersection of S.E. 27th Street and 78th Avenue S.E. when a van, driven by a 20-year-old woman, crossed in front of an Audi. Both vehicles had a green light, but the van was making a left-hand turn and failed to yield. Both vehicles’ airbags deployed and an aid unit responded to the scene. No injuries were reported. The Audi was towed with damages. One witness was present. Hit and run: A 28-year-old resident of Mississippi was found facedown in the road in the 8000 block of East Mercer Way at 5:10 p.m. The victim did not know what happened, but said that he felt pain in his knee and lower back before falling to the ground. He was taken to

Halldor Jon Bjarnason

October 22, 1939 – February 27, 2013

Bud, as he was known by his family and friends, was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He died peacefully on February 27, 2013. After he received his Business Administration Degree with honors in Winnipeg, the west called to him. Bud lived in Banff, Alberta for a summer driving a tour bus. He loved the west so much he moved to Vancouver, B.C. and never looked back. He said the mountains called to him. His first job was in the temporary help business. He loved it, and was happy when his company relocated him to Seattle, Washington. Bud made his home on Mercer Island, with his loving wife Sandy, whom he met in Vancouver before his move. There they raised two children, Greg and Susan, and started the company Molly Brown Temps. Inc., a temporary staffing company. Molly Brown became a great local business where many friends and family worked. Bud retired in 2006, handing the reins to his son. In Bud’s leisure time he enjoyed sailing and travelling. He loved cruising on his boat the Molly Brown in the San Juan Islands and Desolation Sound. His boating friends would often find him head down in the engine compartment tinkering, which he loved just as much as sailing. He also enjoyed ski vacations, touring Europe, and especially warming his bones in Hawaii. Banff spoke to his soul and he went every chance he got. He is survived by his son, Greg Bjarnason (Stacy), his daughter, Susan Wais (Ken), grand-children, Sarah and Bligh Bjarnason, Greta and Josephine Wais, sister Shirley Syms (Leigh) and his nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Sandra Bjarnason, mother, Una Bjarnason, and father, Halldor Bjarnason. He will be missed dearly. Bud will be remembered on Wednesday March 13, 2013 at Sunset Hills Funeral Home, 1215 145th Pl SE, Bellevue at 1:30. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 751837

$500,000 in jewerly stolen out of salesman’s vehicle at Island Corporate Center By Reporter Staff the greater Seattle area. He A jewelry salesman’s vehicle carried the piece of luggage was broken into at the Island with the jewelry in and out Corporate Center on Tuesday of each store, according to afternoon, March 5. A suit- the police report. The lugcase containing $500,000 in gage contained hundreds of S. Kashi & costly pieces Sons jewelry of jewelry — was stolen out engagement of the vehicle, rings, bridal a Nissan with jewelry, fasha Florida ion rings and license plate, more. in the parking While the lot at 7525 S.E. salesman 24th Street. S. was at lunch Kashi & Sons inside Island MIPD/Contributed Image Crust Cafe for is a wholesale com- Rings like this one, worth about 25 minpany located $3,366, were stolen from a utes, a large in New York courier’s van on March 5. Office Depot City. A sectruck blocked ond suitcase, his view of his which contained the victim’s vehicle. clothes and personal items Sometime after 1:44 p.m., for the business trip, was also the thief shattered the hatchstolen and the loss was $300. back window of the Nissan. The 38-year-old salesman The cost of repair is an estihad arrived in Seattle, from mated $300. New York, the previous day Surveillance cameras on and stopped for a brief break the property captured images on Mercer Island after show- that show a dark minivan ing his company’s jewelry stopping next to the victim’s at various jewelry stores in vehicle.

dashboard in the 2200 block of 82nd Avenue S.E., the neighborhood west of the Mercer Island Community and Event Center, sometime overnight. The SUV was parked, unlocked, in the victim’s driveway. Nothing was damaged. A Chrysler PT cruiser was prowled in the same block that night, and music CDs, $40 in cash, a vehicle registration and flash drive were stolen. Theft: A package delivered by FedEx to an 81-year-old man was opened and its contents were stolen in the 7700 block of S.E. 22nd Street, on the North end. The package had contained an iPad case, and the estimated loss was $150.

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March 1 Stolen vehicle: A resident reported a parked vehicle that was “out of place” in the 2900 block of 81st Place S.E. Police found that the vehicle had been stolen out of Renton. Burglary: A burglar found a hidden key and used it to enter a home in the 6000 block of S.E. 22nd Street, in the Faben Point neighborhood, sometime after Feb. 24. Jewelry was stolen, and the estimated loss was $3,000.

March 2 Car prowls: A stereo was

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DUI: Police arrested a 33-year-


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old man at 2:19 a.m. in the 6000 block of westbound I-90 after stopping his vehicle for several lane travel violations. Police observed an open 12-pack of beer and cans in the backseat. A strong odor of intoxicants was present, and the driver admitted consuming three beers. He failed sobriety tests and was released to a sober friend after standard processing.


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Toll protections are a must Mercer PUBLIC NOTICES Island community | Island Forum By Judy Clibborn

compels the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) I have called Mercer to consider measures to Island my protect residents of home for more Mercer Island when than 40 years. implementing tolls Before joining on I-90. It also lays the Legislature, out three specific I served for recommendations years as a City for how to achieve Councilmember that protection. and mayor. I The first would am so proud to Judy Clibborn allow Washington represent my (D-Mercer citizens to cross fellow Islanders Island) one tolled section in Olympia, and without having to I wear my compay the fee. This straightmunity on my sleeve every forward approach is the day as a legislator. That is why I have intro- most basic, but would still ensure that we have at least duced legislation that will help protect Islanders from one way to leave the Island without being hit with toll the impact of tolling on fees. I-90. The second would let There is no question Islanders select one directhat tolling will disproportion of the bridge to be tionately affect those of us exempt from paying a who live on Mercer Island. toll. This would protect Left unaccompanied by those living on Mercer safeguards for residents, Island who have to leave this could fundamentally change the character of our every day to go to Seattle or Bellevue to work or community. I believe, like get children to school. It you, that something must would also provide each be done to mitigate the of us with the flexibility to impact of these tolls. choose which direction is The current tolling plan best for us personally. only involves the floatThe final option would ing bridge section of I-90, be to only charge drivwhich would ensure a ers the toll if they crossed free exit eastward towards the full span of the I-90 Bellevue. More needs to be bridge from Bellevue to done to expand this freedom of mobility for Mercer Seattle. This would protect daily commuters on and Islanders. The bill I am sponsoring off Mercer Island while at Special to the Reporter


at the legislative level. Approval will still need to be sought out from the federal government, and — at least currently — implementation is in the hands of WSDOT, but the discussion is all but settled in Olympia. The Legislature will pass an authorization for tolls on I-90, either with my amendments or over my objections. I will, however, do everything within my power to protect my fellow Islanders from the impacts of these tolls — starting with this legislation and continuing with whatever needs to be done.

I believe, like you, that something must be done to mitigate the impact of these tolls.

Representative Judy Clibborn, D-Mercer Island, is the chair of the House Transportation Committee and has represented the 41st Legislative District since 2003.


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Published in Mercer Island Reporter March 13, 2013 #752060 NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF NEW BYLAWS Eastside Public Safety Communications Agency Executive Board The Executive Board of the Eastside Public Safety Communications Agency (EPSCA) will meet on March 14, 2013 to review and adopt new Bylaws. The meeting will be held at 10:00 am in Room 1E-113 at Bellevue City Hall, located at 450 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA. Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on March 13, 2013. #752101. NOTICE OF ELECTION OF OFFICERS Eastside Public Safety Communications Agency Executive Board The Executive Board of the Eastside Public Safety Communications Agency (EPSCA) will meet on March 14, 2013 to hold a Special Election of Officers to fill the term through May 31, 2013. The meeting will be held at 10:00 am in Room 1E-113 at Bellevue City Hall, located at 450 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA. Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on March 13, 2013. #752114. ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF MERCER ISLAND, WASHINGTON ROADSIDE SHOULDER IMPROVEMENTS EAST MERCER WAY PHASE 8 DATE OF BID OPENING: March 26, 2013 TIME: 10:00 AM Sealed bids for the ROADSIDE SHOULDER IMPROVEMENTS EAST MERCER WAY PHASE 8 project will be received by the City of Mercer Island at the DSG Permit Counter, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington 98040 up to 10:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on March 26, 2013 and will then and there be opened and publicly read. Bids received later than 10:00 a.m., March 26, 2013 will not be considered. DESCRIPTION OF WORK The work includes furnishing all labor, equipment, and materials necessary for the construction of new asphalt pavement shoulders including but not limited to: clearing and grubbing, grading, storm drainage pipes and catch basins, utility adjustments, pavement markings and guardrail. The project is located on East Mercer Way, from the 6200 Block to the 6600 Block. A single contract will be awarded to the responsible bidder submitting the lowest bid, taking into account the Bidder’s Qualifications. Each bidder, by submission of the proposal, acknowledges and understands the rights reserved by the Owner in awarding the contract and the Owner’s right to modify the size of the project. The bidder agrees that, if awarded the contract, Final Completion of the entire project will be achieved within 45 working days from the Notice to Proceed. Each bid proposal shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total amount of such

bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the same time stated in the Specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the City of Mercer Island. All bidding and all construction shall be carried out in compliance with the Plans and Specifications for this project. Bids are to be submitted only on the forms provided in the Specifications, and all bids shall be accompanied by the required Bid Guaranty Bond. Bids shall remain opened for a period of sixty (60) calendar days from the opening of the Bid. The City reserves the right to postpone the date and time for opening of bids. The City expressly reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive minor informalities and to award the contract to the responsible bidder that submits the lowest responsive bid. Plans, specifications, addenda, bidders list, and plan holders list for this project are available through the City of Mercer Island’s on-line plan room. Free of charge access is provided to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, and Vendors by going to: and clicking on: “Posted Projects”, “Public Works”, “City of Mercer Island”, and “Projects Bidding”. Bidders are encouraged to “Register” in order to receive automatic email notification of future addenda and to be placed on the “Bidders List.” This on-line plan room provides Bidders with fully usable on-line documents, with the ability to: download, print to your own printer, order full/ partial plan sets from numerous reprographic sources (on-line print order form), and a free online digitizer/take-off tool. Please contact Builders Exchange of Washington at 425-258-1303 should you require assistance. Bidder questions are to be directed to Clint Morris, Street Engineer, by email at or via phone at 206-999-8041. The City encourages the participation of certified disadvantaged businesses and women’s business enterprises to act as prime contractors as well as subcontractors on this project. Ali Spietz City Clerk City of Mercer Island Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on March 13, 2013 and March 20, 2013 #752142

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Islanders don’t know what to believe about tolling | Island Forum By Eva Zemplenyi

Special to the Reporter

In her recent Mercer Island Reporter piece, Representative Judy Clibborn claims concern about the effects that I-90

tolling will have on Mercer Island residents, businesses and employees. However, her expressed concern about the deleterious effects of I-90 tolling on Mercer Island is seriously

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borne entirely by those travelling on I-90. To decrease that burden, Rep. Clibborn has sponsored HB 1945, outlining possible I-90 toll protection for Island Eva Zemplenyi residents. Yet, the bill only directs WSDOT to “explore options to mitigate any disproportionate impact” of tolling. Presently unknown are where this exploration will lead and whether or not that mitigation will be permanent. Once tolling is established, the same gantries that offer free passage one year can be easily reprogrammed, at the drop of a budgetary shortfall the next year, to collect full fare from all travelers. Furthermore, by appearing to mitigate Mercer Islanders’ I-90 tolling concerns, HB 1945 undermines the need for a full environmental impact study to comprehensively analyze the impacts of tolling I-90 on the entire Puget Sound region and I-90 corridor. Additionally, Rep. Clibborn’s claim that the current tolling plan

involves tolling only the floating section of I-90 is contradicted by a WSDOT presentation in the 2008 SR-520 Tolling Implementation Committee Report, in which segmented tolls, both on the east and west approaches to the Island, are offered as alternatives 3 and 4. Indeed, the current WSDOT website shows three potential gantry sites, including the East Channel Bridge. At the Jan. 7, 2013, Mercer Island City Council meeting, WSDOT’s tolling director, Craig Stone, and Judy Clibborn offered no clarification on the final plans. Unfortunately, users of I-90 do not know what to believe. In her recent Reporter article (March 6, 2013), Rep. Clibborn states, “The decision to toll I-90 was set in motion in 2009…” Yet, in early 2008, Rep. Clibborn sponsored ESHB 3096, which required WSDOT to work with FHWA to determine what steps would be needed to toll the Interstate 90 bridge. Then, in the Seattle Times on March 13, 2009, she declares that tolling I-90 “…isn’t on the table and it won’t be,” since it would be unfair to force drivers using one bridge to pay for something they are not using.

Mercer Island employees, students, residents and all who use I-90, from Seattle to Spokane, are owed the truth. Judy Clibborn’s mitigation proposal is no solution for Mercer Island, just as tolling I-90 is neither an answer for a pervasive shortage of transportation funding or for traffic congestion. Funneling of funds from an existing interstate to fund another project sets no limit on expenditures, establishing a flawed precedent for the entire country. Piecemeal tolling, adding portions of roads to the tolling menu, will increase congestion as drivers shift routes seeking less expensive options. A better solution would be state and regional transportation funding packages that spread costs more broadly, accompanied by trimming unnecessary expenditures. I-90 users must not resign themselves to the unprecedented tolling of an existing interstate highway to fund another project. The decision to toll I-90 may have been set into motion, but we must let our legislators hear that such a precedent is unacceptable. Zemplenyi is the cofounder of

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Islander’s art collection featured at BAM Billie Jones Moffitt’s collection is on loan for the BAM’s “Maneki Neko: Japan’s Beckoning Cats – From Talisman to Pop Icon� exhibit, which is featured at the museum through August. Moffitt, a Mercer Island High School graduate, donated the collection to the Mingei International

Museum, in San Diego, after 25 years of collecting. Since the early 15th century, a fabricated cat with an upraised paw has been considered a good luck charm in the Japanese culture. The show features a collection of over 150 cats, all made in the 19th and 20th centuries. Moffitt’s parents, Jay and Mary Jayne Jones, still reside on Mercer Island.

Summer 2013 Mostly Music in the Park lineup announced The Mercer Island Arts Council has released the summer 2013 lineup for Mostly Music in the Park. Set in Mercerdale Park, the concert series features something for everyone, and this summer includes a special tribute to the Beatles in honor of the 50th anniversary of the group’s first album. Concerts this sum-

mer will only be held on Thursday evenings, due to budget c o n s t r a i nt s . Concerts will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. except for the final concert, which will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Luther Bu r b an k Amphitheater. The first concert will be on July 25, featuring the swing band Portage Bay Big Band, followed by classic rock’s Dynamite Limbo on Aug. 1. The Cajun/zydeco band Swamp Soul will perform on Aug. 8. The popular Beatles tribute band, Nowhere Men, will perform on Aug. 15, while KoKo Joe will perform its classic and country music on Aug. 22. The final concert of the summer will be on Aug. 25 at the amphitheater in Luther Burbank Park. The Russian Chamber Orchestra is scheduled to play. To learn more about the Mercer Island Arts Council, visit their website at www.

A Holy Week primer to prepare for Easter A little boy was asked if he understood the meaning of Easter. He replied, “Sure, that’s when the bunny comes out of the tomb hoping to see his shadow.� Definitely a case of mistaken identity. And yet the youngster’s confusion about the most significant week of the Christian calendar is not unique. Holy Week seems a bit like the movie “Groundhog Day.� Every year, Christians observe the same thing. Palm Sunday. Maundy Thursday. Good Friday. Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. The hymns are the same. The Scripture readings are the same. We do it all over again year after year. But what is it all about, anyway? For the benefit of those Islanders who do not observe the Christian holidays, consider Christianity

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Page 9 as a two-act play. ing the cobblestone streets In Act One, the Creator of Jerusalem have turned seeks to communicate His brown and brittle, the love for His creation by courtroom of public opincoming into the world and ion has turned against him. taking the name Jesus (or Claiming to be “the Lamb of Jeshua, meaning “the Lord God who takes away the sin saves�). Becoming skin of the world,� Jesus is cruciand bones, the fied on a Roman Almighty expe- On Religion cross (Good riences the joys Friday). and sorrows of While his the human concritics breathe dition personala sigh of relief, ly (Christmas). his followThe events of ers are beside holy week comthemselves. His prise the Second lifeless body Act of redemp- Pastor Greg lies buried. His tion’s drama. “truths,� seemThis incarnaing to be nothing tion of Deity is praised for but lies. The disciples lock his miracles, demonstrating themselves behind closed power over nature all the doors fearing for their lives while alleviating human (Holy Saturday). suffering. His teaching But you can’t keep this reveals the selfish inclina- good man down. Death cantion with which everyone is not confine Jesus to a grave. born as he calls for repen- By coming back to life, Jesus tance. People applaud Jesus proved that his sacrifice for as if he were a grand parade the sin of humanity was marshal (Palm Sunday). complete (Easter). Jesus, an observant Much like the repeated Jew, proceeds to celebrate holidays of my Jewish neighPassover with his closest bors’ calendar, Holy Week friends. During the Seder for Christ followers has a he suggests he will give his Groundhog Day repetition. life in order to provide the But not without purpose ultimate exodus. He will and not without meaning. lead them from a captivity Christians live in the shadworse than slavery in Egypt ow of that meaning! (Maundy Thursday). But Jesus’ popularity is Contact Pastor Greg short-lived. By the time Asimakoupoulos at palm branches carpet-





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Island House residents dance on the shore in video Seniors from 56 communities across US, including Mercer Island, are featured in 20th anniversary video By Reporter Staff

Island House residents have a few seconds of fame in Merrill Gardens’ 20th anniversary video. Residents from each of the company’s 56 senior living communities in nine states are featured. The video, produced to highlight each community’s unique characteristics, shows the seniors “dancing into the future.” Island House seniors are shown dancing at Fruitland Landing on Mercer Island at 3:29 minutes. The video’s background music is by internationally acclaimed composer Gary Schyman, whose music was used in the “Where is Matt” videos that featured Seattle resident Matt Harding

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dancing all over the world. Each Merrill Gardens community was given a video camera and asked to submit a unique contribution in the form of a short video clip that was then edited into the final five-minute video montage. Residents and team members are seen dancing in various locations around the country. Merrill Gardens began operations with one community in Seattle in 1993. Now more than 8,000 seniors reside at the 56 locations in nine states. Merrill Gardens has over 2,700 team members and many of them are also featured in the 20th anniversary video. One of the top owner/ operators of assisted living retirement communities in the country, the family-owned private company, based in Seattle, has been named the ‘Family Business of the Year’ three times in the past 10 years by the Family Business Institute. For more information, go to or

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Visiting Zillah and Portteus Winery The series on Mercer High School graduates who became winemakers continues with Paul and Marilyn Portteus, owners of Portteus Winery, one of the pioneer wineries in Washington state. There were only 14 wineries in the state when they began in 1981. Now there are over 600. Not only are they pioneer winemakers, Paul and Marilyn are Mercer Island pioneers. As a young boy, Paul delivered the Seattle Times on the southeast end of the Island and frequented hydroplane driver Bill Muncey’s Thriftway before it became the South end QFC. Both Paul and Marilyn attended Mercer Island schools from kindergarten. In first grade, Paul and Marilyn had a reading class together. Paul graduated in 1967; On Wine Marilyn, in 1966. They both moved onto the Island around 1952. Paul’s parents bought a former gov- Dee Hitch ernor’s summer home on East Mercer Way. Paul’s parents still live there. Marilyn Dehn’s family first lived in Shorewood and then moved to Lansdowne Lane. Marilyn’s dad came to Washington state to work on the B52 for Boeing; he later worked on the 747. Both of Marilyn’s parents have died. “I grew up with wine on the table,” said Paul. “My father was introduced to wine in Belgium during World War II. In fact, there

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Portteus Winery, located near Zillah, Wash., is run by Mercer Island natives Paul and Marilyn Portteus. was a Reporter article a few years ago about my father’s service in Belgium. He marched well into his 80s with fellow soldiers, commemorating the Battle of the Bulge. “In addition, my Uncle Howard made beer and wine in his basement. Our families would join for Sunday suppers and enjoy his cellar endeavors,” he said. When Paul was at Camp Orkila, he received postcards from his folks, who were vacationing in Napa Valley in 1961. Paul still has those postcards. “In 1968 I left home and bought a houseboat on Northlake Way. Being underage and entertaining a lot, I set up a home brewery to supply my guests’ needs. In 1970 after my junior year at the University of Washington, I took one of the UW’s charter flights to Europe and spent four months on a motorcycle from London to Spain to Norway, ending in Amsterdam. I visited all the wine regions as well as testing the local beers. I bought Bordeaux in France for 13 cents a bottle and wine in Spain was 10 cents. Imagine that!” For his 21st birthday, Paul received a suitcase full of wine from his parents. There were 21 splits of wine of various vintages from California and France. “In the early ’70s, I made trips to visit friends in southern California, always stopping in Napa and Sonoma along the way,” said Paul. “So I guess wine was in my

blood!” Marilyn Dehn became Marilyn Portteus in 1973, and the newly weds continued visiting Napa and Sonoma, buying wine and enjoying the vineyards and the wine country. “By 1977 we shifted our interest in wine to searching for an opportunity to join the wine industry. After reading reports in Seattle newspapers on pioneering wine growing in our own Washington state, we changed our search from California to Eastern Washington,” Paul said. “We found the perfect vineyard site in the hills above the town of Zillah after a year’s research. We now have 74 estate acres of grapes and produce around 11,000 cases of wines, mostly reds.” They grow zinfandel, sangiovese, syrah, petite sirah, cabernet franc, malbec, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay. All Portteus wines are estate-bottled. Approximately 20 percent of the harvest is sold to other wineries. Paul was once named one of America’s Great Cabernet Producers by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The Rattlesnake Hills, where Paul and Marilyn planted their first grapes, was authorized as an official American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 2006. Seth and David, Paul and Marilyn’s sons, have joined the winemaking team. The winery is open for tastings seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. It is located in Zillah at 5201 Highland Drive and can be reached at (509) 829-

6970 or winery@portteus. com. Other Mercer Island High School graduates who have become winemakers and/or winery owners are: • Chris Howell, winemaker, Cain Vineyard and Winery of Napa Valley, class of 1970. • Craig Leuthold, winery owner, Maryhill Winery in Goldendale, class of 1974. • Leslie Lind Balsley, winemaker and owner, William Church Winery in Woodinville, class of 1976. • Andrew Lodmell, winemaker and owner of Lodmell Cellars in Walla Walla, class of 1982. • Nina Buty Foster, winemaker and owner of Buty Winery in Walla Walla, class of 1993. • Anna Shafer, winemaker and owner of aMaurice Cellars in Walla Walla, class of 1997. All of these winery “kids” still have parents living on the Island. Dee Hitch can be reached at

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Time: 2:00 PM Warren Libman prepares to throw a ball for his dog, Mackenzie, almost 14 years old, at Clarke Beach on Friday, March 8. Photo by Megan Managan. 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

Rotary Islanders of March By Reporter Staff

Mercer Island High School students Kathryn Hendricks and Szu-Raj Kothari were named the Rotary Islanders of March at the Rotary Club luncheon on March 5. Hendricks, a National Honor Society member, is Kathryn the president Hendricks of the Schools Ag a i n s t Cancer Club at MIHS, where she is also the chief financial officer for Mercer Trade Inc. and a Running Start par-

Sis LaVigne is the owner of Purdy Organics, a vendor at the Mercer Island Farmers Market. The company is currently holding a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for expansion. The campaign will end March 23 and the company hopes to raise $10,000. To learn more, visit shop. Contributed Photo

ticipant. She volunteers with achieved second place in the Young Life student leader- Northwest Region 8+ Boat. ship, Youth Task Force and He has also been a member Relay for Life, and owns of the MIHS swim team. KayGee Photography. For his Eagle Scout project, The daughter of John he organized a men’s clothand Denise Hendricks, ing drive on the Island and she plans to obtained more attend Chapman than 1,100 winter University clothing items for in Orange, the Seattle Union California. Gospel Mission. Kothari is the He has volunNational Honor teered around Society president the grounds of at MIHS, where the Mercer Island he is also a mem- Szu-Raj Presbyterian ber of the Mock Trial Kothari Church. In colTeam. As a rower for lege he plans to the Mt. Baker Rowing Club major in biology with a conmen’s varsity team, he has centration in neuroscience.

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Islander students compete in Destination ImagiNation competition By Suzanne Lusnia

Special to the Reporter

Ten teams of students from West Mercer Elementary, Islander Middle School and Mercer Island High School competed in the Seattle Area Regional Destination ImagiNation Tournament on March 2 in Issaquah. Each team had worked together since last fall in preparation for this competition, with the guidance of West Mercer teachers, Mr. Headlee and Mr. Reyes. At the tournament, teams competed in multiple varied challenges utilizing the core principles of the program, which are creativity, teamwork and problem-solving. Six teams placed in the tournament, and the four first-place teams will continue on to compete in the State Tournament and represent the Seattle

Metro Area on April 6 in Wenatchee. Teams winning that competition will move on to the Global Tournament, held in Knoxville, Tenn., during May. The teams included: • First place: Elementary Structural Team; TwistO-Rama Challenge. The Spicy Sombreros; Bridger Bourke, Kevin Li, Ichiro Nakata, Akhil Pothineni, Julian Sanders, Ryan Shobe, Justin Skene. • First place: High School Structural Team; Twist-O-Rama Challenge. The Illusions; Trevor Gullstad, Grace Hunter, Jason McRurer, Josh Park, Jay Rosenstein, Aidan Wang. • First place: Elementary Improvisational Team; Change in Realitee Challenge. Overcooked Lasagna; Sophia Chen, Jasper Greer, Lauren Hunter, Mollie Parkinson,

Sophia Ristuben, Ben Roe, Lila Shroff. • First place: Middle School Improvisational Team; Change in Realitee Challenge. Los Tacos Hermanos; Verli Chen, Cole Nielsen, Ben Stoops, Bryan Zhao. • Second place: Middle School Structural Team: Twist-O-Rama Challenge. We Don’t Need a Name; Owen Bernstein, Nico Galvin, Leif Gullstad, William Lacrampe, Albert Lam, Neal Ma, Andrew Motz. • Second place: Middle School Technical Team: In the Zone Challenge. Double Negatives; William Goodwin, Vinny Ricci, Nate Robinson, Zoe Sheill, Damien Snyder, Igal Tamarkin, Derek Wang. • A special Renaissance Award was also given to The Illusions team for creativity and design of their butterfly costume.

Ten Mercer Island Destination ImagiNation teams competed in the Seattle area regional tournament, March 2, in Issaquah. The first place teams move on to the state tournament. Contributed Photos

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Spring Sports Previews

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By Megan Managan


This spring, 10 teams representing Mercer Island High School and over 450 athletes will take to the court, course, pool and field preparing for competition. Over the next three pages, check out the Mercer Island teams competing in the 2013 spring season. Full schedules can be found in this week’s special pullout sports calendar, and more information and pictures can be found online all season long at Stay up-to-date this season on all the latest MIHS sports news by following @MIRsports on Twitter, and check out the Reporter’s Facebook page at MIReporter.

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The Mercer Island baseball team captains are seniors Brian Higgins, Alex Himstead, Mack Schlamp and Matt Orehek. Coach: Dominic Woody Number of athletes: 45 Last season: The Islanders advanced to the KingCo tournament last spring. The team had an 8-12 overall record. Strengths: “With 11 seniors on this year’s varsity team, I feel our greatest strength will be our overall maturity,” said new head

their conference and finished the year with a 14-6 overall record. Strengths: “Senior leadership and depth at every position,” said head coach Ian O’Hearn. “We are very strong on both the

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defensive and offensive sides of the field.” Focus: “Preparing for our annual spring trip to the East Coast,” said O’Hearn. The team will play some of the top teams on the Eastern seaboard over spring break. “This year we are playing nationally ranked and defending Massachusetts state champion, Duxbury High School, as well as defending Maine state champion, Scarborough High School.” Duxbury was ranked as the No. 20 team in the U.S. in preseason rankings. Captains: Seniors Hayden Reisman and Zach Taylor and junior Chase York. Game to watch: Bainbridge Island. “They are always the biggest game of the year, and we are the oldest lacrosse rivalry on the West Coast,” said O’Hearn. This year’s Island War will take place on Saturday, April 27, at MIHS at 8 p.m.

process and effort more than any individual result.” Captains: Seniors Mack Schlamp, Brian Higgins, Alex Himstead and Matt Orehek. Game to watch: “I’m not sure about a specific opponent or game, but as far as I’m concerned, any game at the new field at ICP is a can’t miss this coming spring,” said Woody.

Girls tennis

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The Mercer Island High School boys lacrosse team has 11 seniors this season. Coach: Ian O’Hearn Number of athletes: 70 Last season: The Islanders advanced to the state semifinals, but lost to Bellevue. The team won

coach Dominic Woody. “This should serve us well as we progress through a very compact and intense twomonth season.” Focus: “The number one focus of our first-year coaching staff is to get our players to understand that the only thing they can control is themselves and how they go about their business,” said the coach. “We care more about their thought

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The MIHS girls tennis captains this season are seniors Sarah Kahan and Nora Tan. Coach: Mindy Blakeslee Number of athletes: 75 Last season: The Islanders won their second straight 3A state title. Senior Nora Tan was the singles state champion, and the Islanders won the KingCo and district titles.

Strengths: “Depth,” said head coach Blakeslee. Focus: “Consistency, cutting down on unforced errors, footwork and serving placement and percentage,” the coach said. Captains: Seniors Sarah Kahan and Nora Tan.

Game to watch: Kamiak and Newport. “March 11, we played the 2011 and 2012 4A state champs Kamiak,” said Blakeslee. “Newport later this season is always tough.” The Islanders will play Newport at Newport High School on April 25.

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Girls lacrosse

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The Mercer Island High School boys soccer captains this season are Josh Lee, Nate Umlauf and Sam Miller. Coach: Colin Rigby Number of athletes: 75 Last season: The Islanders advanced to the 3A state championship game against Bainbridge, taking second in state overall. Strengths: “Midfield,” said new head coach Colin Rigby. “We have a very strong defensive midfield presence that will help give us a solid foundation through the midfield. We also have some very creative players that will provide some dangerous opportunities against our

opponents.” Focus: “Chemistry,” said Rigby. “After losing 11 seniors, we have brought in a relatively new cast of players that need to perform. Team building is something very important with such a short season, and it’s always important to get the guys on the same path from the beginning.” Captains: Josh Lee, Nate Umlauf and Sam Miller. Game to watch: Sammamish, Mount Si, Liberty and Bellevue.

“I think this is one of the strongest leagues in the state,” said the coach. “Sammamish, Mount Si, Liberty will all have very talented teams. We will play two of those three during spring break, which will be a challenge.” Special note: The team plans to honor former head coach Steve Newman, who passed away last year, during one of the team’s home games in April. More information will be available later in the spring.


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The MIHS girls lacrosse captains are Tyler Sherper, Dulce Moll and Saffron Snethen. Coach: Liz Shields Number of athletes: 40 Last season: The Islanders finished fourth in the girls state tournament. The team was 12-4-1 overall last season. Strengths: “Our team is athletic, and a core group of these players have been on this team for the past three seasons,” said Shields. “They are a motivated group who have worked hard in the

ing the bat well,” said the coach. Captains: Makenna Pellerin and Kacey DiJulio. Game to watch: Sammamish, Garfield and Bellevue. The Islanders will play Garfield on March 15 at 4 p.m. at the Bobby Morris Playfields, and will take on Sammamish, Thursday, March 21, at home at 4:30 p.m. The Islanders’ first meeting with Bellevue will be on April 8 at 4:30 p.m. at the South Mercer Playfields.

Captains: Seniors Tyler Sherper, Dulce Moll, Saffron Snethen. Game to watch: Lakeside, Bainbridge and Lake Sammamish. “We have some big games coming up this season,” said Shields. “The away game against Lakeside on March 27, and Bainbridge on May 2, are always highly competitive, and Lake Sammamish at home on March 19 promises to be a big one.”

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Coach: Elliot Powell Number of athletes: 110 Last season: The Islanders finished 10th at the district meet, with nine competing at the 3A state meet in late May. Senior captain Eric Schulz was second overall at state in the boys 800-meter race. Strengths: “The coaching staff,” said new head coach Elliot Powell. “We � laces of Photo Worship have a good mix of experiContributed enced and up-and-coming The MIHS fastpitch captains this spring are Makenna Pellerin and Kacey DiJulio. Coach: Jessica Steinle Number of athletes: 12 Last season: Mercer Island was 4-12 overall, beating Garfield, Hazen and KingCo opponent Sammamish twice. Strengths: “Veteran leadership,” said head coach Steinle. “Our infield is comprised of mostly returners and they are able to read each other and communicate well on the field.” Focus: “Offense. In the past, it’s taken too many games to start swing-

offseason to prepare for the start of the 2013 season.” Focus: “The team this year is focusing on one game at a time, playing Garfield in our first home game on March 11,” said the coach. “The team is working on team offense and defense and are focusing on working together to achieve a common goal. They want to take the next step this season and make it to the championship.”

coaches, and we communicate really well.” “Our captains, they are all passionate about track, and I think that will rub off on everyone as the season progresses,” said the coach. “The community. This is my first year as head coach. The support I’m getting from families, the booster club and the administration at the school has really made this transition for me a lot smoother and allows me to really focus on

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Girls water polo Coach: Ryan Hall Number of athletes: 13 Last season: The Islanders were third in the state tournament. The team finished the season with a 6-5 record. Strengths: “I think our greatest strength will be that most of our starters have played together for

the last three years,” said Hall. “They all have a strong awareness of each other’s strengths and weaknesses and are very comfortable playing with one another.” Focus: “Our focus early on this season will be to try and bring our newer players up to speed with our more experienced athletes,” said the coach.

Captains: Christina Williamson, Kristin Hoffman and Jenna Sharman. Game to watch: Newport. “Our game against Newport is a good one to go to,” said Hall. The Islanders will take on the Knights on April 19.

Girls golf Coach: Don Papasedero Number of athletes: 20 Last season: The Islanders finished third as a team at the 3A state tournament, winning both the KingCo and SeaKing district tournaments. Strengths: “[A]

tradition of winning,” said Papasedero. “[We have a] 53 dual match winning streak, five KingCo titles in a row, three district titles in a row and eight top 10 [finishes] in state in a row.” The team is also one of the largest girls golf teams in the state.

Focus: “We are focusing on ourselves way more than any opponent,” said the coach of the team’s work in the season. Captains: Not available as of press time. Game to watch: Mount Si at Jefferson Park on April 25.

Sports briefs Mercer Island football player to play in Italy in Global Bowl Mercer Island High School quarterback Alec Bean will play in Italy this spring as part of the Team Stars & Stripes football team. Bean, a senior, is the only player from Washington on the team and one of three quarterbacks who will play in the Global Bowl against the Italian U19 National Team on April 13 in Turin, Italy. The team will face the top Italian players at Primo Nebiolo Stadium, the home of the local club team Giaguari Torino. Team Stars & Stripes features American players from across the United States, from 10 high schools in six states. Bean and the team will be in Italy in the week leading up to the game, traveling throughout Italy.

This year’s Team Stars & Stripes is coached by Catalina Foothills coach Jeff Scurran, along with coaches from across the country.

Mercer Island fourth-grade select team wins tournament The Mercer Island girls select fourth-grade basketball team recently won the season-ending tournament for the Cascade League. The girls competed in the gold bracket in the tournament, eventually beating the No. 1 seed EBC team for the championship. The final score was 23-20, after Annabelle Gersch hit a lastminute 3-point shot to give Mercer Island the win. The team includes: Audrey Nordstrom, Niteeka Narayan, Charlise Barokas, Renee White, Annabel Gersch, Giselle Johnson and Molly Moffitt. The team was coached by Leo

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The Mercer Island eighth-grade ETL team won the district championship in March.

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The Mercer Island girls select fourth-grade basketball team won the season-ending tournament for the 2012-2013 Cascade League. Asuan.

MI 8th-grade team wins district basketball championship The Mercer Island eighth-grade boys ETL basketball team won the district championship during the first weekend in March.

On their way to the title, Mercer Island beat Puyallup 40-35 in the quarterfinals, followed by a 37-24 win over Bellevue in the semifinals. Mercer Island faced three-time defending champion Bothell in the finals. The Islanders led the game throughout and won 40-36. The team finished the season with a 16-2 league

record and was 24-6 overall. The eighth-grade team included: Jacob Evans, Jack Smith, Blake Swanson, Sami El Rafeey, Ethan Chen, Will Krause, Jaelin Tate, Shain Scott, Bligh Bjarnason, Justin Myers, David Sims and Jack Delay. The team was coached by Patrick Frost and David Kelley.

Island native named Pac-12 Player of the Week Mercer Island native and Eastside Catholic graduate Matt Boyd was named a Pac-12 Player of the Week for Feb. 18-24. Boyd, a pitcher, helped Oregon State defeat San Diego State, 2-0. He pitched for 8 1/3 innings, striking out a career-high nine batters in the Beavers’ win. Boyd allowed five hits and

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batters reached third base just once during his time on the mound. It was Boyd’s fourth start of his career. The team, which won all five games that week, is 8-0 this season, the team’s best start since 1962. Boyd leads OSU with 13 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings this season, with opponents hitting .196 off him. It is his first Pac-12 pitcher of the week honor.

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St. Patrick’s Day Senior Lunch:

Mercer Island Directory Mailing Day: 9 a.m., March

12-1 p.m., March 14, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Join Parks and Recreation for a “bit of the blarney” to celebrate this Irish holiday. Wear your green. Corned beef and cabbage to be served. Cost: $5 plus tax. Reservations required; call 275-7609. Transportation available.

What’s New to Medicare:

1-2 p.m., March 14, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Free seminar. Know your options, protect your rights, maintain your dignity. Presented by Bankers Life & Casualty Company.

Mercer Gallery Mixed Quartet Artists’ Reception: 6:30-8

p.m., March 14, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Mercer Island Arts Council presents “Mixed Quartet” with entertainment and refreshments. Open through April 12. Artists: Monika Dalkin, Karen Dedrickson, Mimi Williams, Dane Youngren.

15, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Volunteers are needed to help the members of the Mercer Island Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital prepare the 2013 Directory for mailing. Interested in joining the Guild? Contact the membership chairwoman at

Classics in Film Noir Series:

“The Big Heat” (Fritz Lang, 1953), 7:30 p.m., March 15, Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Refreshments provided.

Saturday | 16 23rd Annual Sogetsu Ikebana Annual Exhibition: 11 a.m.-5

p.m., March 16; 11:30 a.m.4 p.m., March 17, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Demonstration both days: 2 p.m. (free admission). Group arrangement display is at the library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E., through March 24. www. Lyric Arts Ensemble:

“Positively Divine,” 7-8:30

Library 4400 88th Ave. S.E. (206) 236-3537 MercerIsland Sing with Our Kids for Adults Only: 7 p.m., March

14. Presented by Nancy Stewart. Remember your favorite songs and learn fun and creative ways to share them with your children, grandchildren or children you work with.

Saturday Film Series - A Place at the Table:

“Mondovino,” 1 p.m., March 16. “Kings of Pastry”: 1 p.m., March 23. Each screening includes an educational lecture and Q&A led by film historian Lance Rhoades. KCLS invites everyone to find ‘a place at the table.’ Discuss fresh ideas about food, cooking, nutrition

and growing and using locally produced food. Nonperishable food donations accepted for local food banks. cooks. Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 10 a.m., March

p.m., March 16, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Sixteen voices and chamber orchestra present sacred music by Bach, Brahms, Mendelssohn and 21st-century composers. Will Simpson, organist. Kenneth L. DeJong, conductor. www.

Monday | 18 Acacia Foundation Luncheon:

12-2 p.m., March 18, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Dr. Katie Baird, professor of economics, UW Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences; Fulbright lecturer in economics, Universidad del País Vasco; and columnist for The News Tribune. Topic: Dr. Baird’s book, “Trapped in Mediocrity: Why Our Schools Aren’t World-Class and What We Can Do About It.” RSVP to Mercer Island Historical Society Meeting: 1 p.m.,

One-on-One Computer Assistance: 10 a.m., 10:30

a.m., 11 a.m., March 23. Do you need extra help on the computer? A KCLS volunteer instructor can give you one-on-one assistance. Please register.

with matzoh, salad, roasted chicken and macaroons, and recipes. Cost: $65 (guests), $55 (SJCC members). www.

March 18, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Speaker: Bruce Fletcher, director of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation. The management team will give a presentation. Discussion will include recreation programs and events, and managing 460 acres of parks/open space, 30 miles of trails and the MICEC — with an update of upcoming parks projects.

Teen and Tween Matzoh Roca: 7:30-9 p.m., March 18,

Adult Passover Cooking Class:

March 19, 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.

6-8 p.m., March 18, Stopsky’s Delicatessen, 3016 78th Ave. S.E. One-on-one time in the kitchen with Stopsky’s Delicatessen head chef Austin Zimmerman, who is featured in Bon Appetit magazine. Includes appetizers, wine and dinner: charoset

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Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Turn matzoh into a delicious dessert for everyone. Grades 6-12. Cost: $5. Free for SJCC members and BBYO.

Tuesday | 19 Mercer Island Rotary Club Luncheon: 12-1:30 p.m.,

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Children & Families Young Toddler Times: 10

a.m., March 13. Ages 12-24 months with adult. Toddler Story Times: 11 a.m., March 13. Ages 2-3 with adult. French Story Times: 10:30 a.m., March 16. Ages 3-7 with adult. Please register.

Thursday | 21 Medicare and New Health Care Law Event: 9:30 a.m.-2:30

p.m., March 21, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th Street. Learn about Medicare options, costs, coverage. Lunch provided. Free, open to the public. Sponsors: Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA), AARP Foundation. Preregistration required: 1-877926-8300,

Friday | 22 French Film: “Quai des

Orfèvres,” 7:30 p.m., March 22, Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. When a wealthy businessman is found murdered, police inspector Antoine finds that an ambitious singer, her jealous husband, and her obsessive photographer

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Kent acreage $225,000 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

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Great duplex investment opportunity. Close to downtown shops and busline. Both units have 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. #236629 Chase Costello 206-999-4420 Jeff Costello 206-595-5709



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



Character, charm and comfort await in this well maintained Poulsbo home. Beautifully landscaped 0.47-acre lot w/deck, floral gardens. 3BR/2.5BA, 1608sf. #450356 Michele Schuler 206-992-2013

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Beautiful valley views from custom home. Spectacular finish work from moldings, wrought iron staircase, slab granite countertops, rich walnut cabinets, SS applcs. #453009 Doug Shih 206-230-5364

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-Short Sale- Perfect location for your beach house getaway! Access to a private, pea gravel beach for fishing, & summer moorage. 3BR/2.5BA, 1200sf #451141 James Shute 206-230-5421

◆ Fremont Groove $528,000 Quiet street at the extreme S end of Greenwood, close to Fremont’s shops & restaurants. Charming 3BR/1BA, 1378sf hm w/spacious art studio/shop + loft in bkyd. #454156 Carrie Simmons 206-679-7093



Great Ballard-Greenwood neighborhood, upside potential w/full unfinished bsment, 2BR+den, offstreet parking, alley, heat pump w/heat+air cond, copper pipes #451321 Laura Parris-Reymore 206-230-5351



Welding shop/commercial/home in Maple Valley. 1.4+ acres right on the M. Valley Hwy, 3 bldings, house, 2 tenants. 2 tax parcels. Pull through access. #390273 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Gated Community $459,900

Prvt. 5 acres in Grays Harbor. Custom blt home, open floorplan & windows throughout. Wtr & sunset views. Path through woods, orchard, fenced garden, & an barn. #413059 Renata Andrews 206-230-5424

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Wonderful 4BR brick Tudor on a Fantastic Lot’s over 9,000SqFt! Fabulous Period Details: cove ceilings, inlaid hardwood floors & kitchen with charming eating nook. #452398 Sarah Ford 206-230-5354

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French Country style hm w/great room, fabulous cabinetry, granite & French range. An attached atrium w/lime stone floors. Finished downstairs apt. #447045

Rising above it all sits a house on a hill overlooking the land of sunsets, reflective lake & sparkling city skylines. www.cbbain. com/peggywatkins. #453092

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…custom 2009 home in coveted Vuecrest. 10’ ceilings, stone flrs, indoor/outdoor living. Great rm design. Main floor living, 3300+sf. Condo alternative! #454022

4BR/4BA Waterfront estate property on private gated grounds. Formal garden, pond, baseball field and sports court & ballroom. Large steel dock. #335992

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$150,000 North Bend

12.9 wooded ac. just off I90 at exit #31. Reduced; deeded easement for easy access. Lots of room, timber and space to roam, this will be a great location. #29160006 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Newcastle Land

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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

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2.9 acres in Edgewood on Meridian Ave. ready for commercial development. #446147 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

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High visibility/accessibility on 3.4 acres. All utilities on property or in street. Has current tenants. #448929 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

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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

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


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

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

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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

$249,000 Private Lane

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


Large 7.46 Acre subdivision comprised of 17 single family residential lots located with in Bellevue. Great location with easy access to 405, & mins from I90. #387423 Doug Shih 206-230-5364

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Lots & Land


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nortH Bend land $150,000 neWcastle land $150,000 tokeland $145,000 lynnWood lot $99,995 Wooded 12.9 acre parcel with some slope. May 2.5 acres in R-1 zoning, potential for 2 lots. Good Spectacular view property, high on the hill in gated .55 acre lot in Lynnwood. Close to everything have some timber value. West of I-90, with deeded location, close to everything Newcastle has to offer Willapa Heights. Panoramic, sweeping view from and very quiet. Large lot with great potential. access. a rural feel. #392633 the beach to Westport.Shared #412843Wft #446417 Affordable MI #29160006 $335,000 The Carleton but still with $399,000 FIRST HILL $975,000 A Classic! $1,298,000 $1,250,000 Nice views of downtown & the park. Lovely ground floor condo close to Western Lake/Mt/City Views on 16,000 Timeless open425-444-3507 floor plan. Newer Westside 206-300-6142 .49ac parcel; 50 ft, moorage Betty Betty carleton 425-444-3507 Betty carleton 425-444-3507 cathy Humphries carleton Located in a well-maintained building downtown. 1023sf 2BR/2BA home w/secure lobby & attractive, landscaped you w/a spacious living rm w/a nortH welcomes Bend land $150,000 grounds. Desirable 994sf, 2BR at wd-burning fplc & slider leading to a pvt Woodedpatio 12.9 area. acre #433218 parcel with some slope. May Landmark Plaza. #441202 value. West of I-90, with deeded Renata Andrews 206-230-5424 have some timber Renata Andrews 206-230-5424 access. #29160006 Betty carleton 425-444-3507

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SF lot. Great Room concept 3030 SF, 4BR/3BA,land Remld kitchen, baths.$150,000 Do not neWcastle miss this opportunity to own a view home! 2.5 acres in R-1#440084 zoning, potential for 2 lots. Good See Today location,Becky close to Nadesan everything Newcastle has to offer 206-972-1113 but still with a rural feel. #392633 Betty carleton 425-444-3507



& boat lift; more views w/recent trees removed, Great room w/ kit +fam rm+liv tokeland $145,000 rm+den+master on main carport+2 car gar Spectacular view property, high on the hill in gated #400850 Willapa Heights. Panoramic, sweeping view from Laura Reymore 206-230-5351

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construction w/ great room design, exceptional kitchen, lynnWood lot soaring ceilings, dark$99,995 rich hardwoods. 4BR + den. Level fenced acre lot in Lynnwood. Close to everything yd..55 #445007 and very quiet. Large 206-953-8359 lot with great potential. Harrison & St.Mary #446417 Betty carleton 425-444-3507

Cape Cod Estate $3,250,000

North End: 5 mins to downtown Seattle, There’s no place like home...and no better 4BR/3.5BA, 6,220sf. Down a quiet lane/ Faben Point on Mercer Island’s north tip! Acre+ of formal gardens, exquisite renonortH lot bike trail BeacH lot $29,900 views HigH lotwaterfront $29,900 oWner Financing $29,900 across the street fromBend the regional place $63,000 to build your PaciFic dream home than Vacant on cul-de-sac Western/Lake frmBlUFF most deVeloPed Lovely walkout with 183’ dock. vation of all aVailaBle interior space, 5BR/4.5BA, and numerous Custom 29,000+sf of wft, sandy beach, every Rm. Gourmet Kit & flowing circular area 5BR/3BA, homeand includes and main master+formal rooms+fam 9.5 waterfront acres closeparks. to NB. May be this some timberlot. 92’ Developed corner lot on the bluff near Seabrook, A desirable near Seabrook very bonus close rmDeveloped lot near Seabrook, WA. Desirablerm+rec area built by Beckes Construction. Views! stone patio at the waters edge. #399584 fltooorbuild plan #441946 office. All Level privateare drive. #447537 rm,beach. outdoor rm+pool & play Avail. space galore potential on site, bordered on 2 sides by the DNR. WA. Desirable lot, ready and features to the beach approach. utilities to the lot. close to the Owner Financing 30% #452621 Marlene Fallquist 206-230-5450 #391328 potential ocean views. #429793 Owner Finance Available. #429801 dwn, 5 yrs, 6.5%, $157/month. Peggy#158590 Watkins 206-230-5444 Peggy Watkins 206-230-5444 Carrie Simmons 206-679-7093 Harrison & St.Mary 206-919-9992 Laura Reymore #429818 206-230-5351 nortH Bend lot $63,000 PaciFic BeacH Vacant lot $29,900 HigH BlUFF deVeloPed lot $29,900 oWner Financing aVailaBle $29,900 Betty carleton 425-444-3507 renata andrews 206-230-5424 renata andrews 206-473-8848 renata andrews 206-473-8848 9.5 acres close to NB. May be some timber Developed corner lot on the bluff near Seabrook, A desirable area near Seabrook and very close Developed lot 206-473-8849 near Seabrook, WA. Desirable area steve andrews 206-473-8849 steve andrews 206-473-8849 steve andrews potential on site, bordered on 2 sides by the DNR. WA. Desirable lot, ready to build and features to the beach approach. All utilities are to the lot. close to the beach. Owner Financing Avail. 30% #158590 potential ocean views. #429793 Owner Finance Available. #429801 dwn, 5 yrs, 6.5%, $157/month. #429818 Betty carleton 425-444-3507 renata andrews 206-230-5424 renata andrews 206-473-8848 renata andrews 206-473-8848 steve andrews 206-473-8849 steve andrews 206-473-8849 steve andrews 206-473-8849

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