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The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce Membership luncheon is Thursday, Sept. 4 . Doors open at 11:30 and lunch is at noon. The speaker is a local Emmywinning television producer who will speak on the role of creativity in business. Reservations are requested and can be made via the chamber website or by calling 232-3404.

First backyard wildlife sanctuary tour Sunday, Sept. 8 The first annual Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour will be held on Mercer Island on Sunday, Sept. 8. To learn more contact Rita or Susan at rmoore@eds.org or susanmorrision@earthlink.net. Visit www.facebook.com/ MercerIslandIsHabitat for more.

MISD ‘listening session’ and board meeting Sept. 12 The Mercer Island School District Board of Directors will hold another listening session about its plans to rebuild and expand Island Schools along with its regular board meeting. Islanders are invited to view plans and give input to board members and staff between 5:30 and 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 at the old North Mercer gym, by Youth Theatre Northwest. The regular Board Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. also at the gym.

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Summer camp kids plant seeds in the Kesher community garden at the Stroum Jewish Community Center. During the school year, children from the Early Childhood School also spend time in the garden.

JCC Kesher garden yields community By Rebecca Mar

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Tomatoes and beans aren’t the only plants thriving in the Kesher garden at the Stroum Jewish Community Center. The garden’s patches and farm plot are brimming with much more — edible flowers, berries, and an abundance of veggies. Apple trees, pears, plums, apricots and peaches fill the orchard near the front gate. An apiary for honeybees occupies one corner of the garden. The name, “Kesher,” means “connection” in Hebrew. Island resident Lisa Porad spearheaded the garden two years ago. Now, a 10-member committee oversees the garden. “We’ve accomplished a lot in the space,” Jessica Klein, the gar-

den manager, said. “We’re really proud of what we’ve done here.” A pea patch costs an annual fee of $65 plus a one-time $25 application fee. Each plot is 10-by-10 feet. Gardeners must abide by a list of guidelines to keep the garden sustainable and organic. The garden has eight raised beds in the inner circle for teaching. “The mission of the garden is connecting people to each other and to the earth,” Klein said. Stopsky’s Delicatessen has a plot for growing tomatoes, kale, beans, cucumbers, carrots, zucchini, lettuce, chard, squash, herbs and harvest peas. Sip Restaurant, located in Issaquah, also has a plot. Klein tends to the restaurants’ patches and delivers their produce.

Bennett’s Bistro provided a grant for the farm plot, where produce is being grown for them. Klein, an Issaquah resident, specializes in organic and heirloom landscapes. Her experience as a King County Master Gardener is what led her to the Kesher garden, and she manages her own gardening business, Pea Patch Gardens. “I manage gardens for people all over Seattle and the Eastside, Mercer Island, south to Tacoma, Sammamish and Issaquah,” she said, at any given time helping with 15 to 30 gardens. Klein’s own garden at home includes eight large plots and a greenhouse. “I love teaching people — people who would never garden for food,” she said. “It’s so fascinating to experience this fresh from eyes that have never tried to garden before.” Klein was a JCC girl, growing up on Mercer Island. She participated in the JCC summer

At a second listening session for the plans to remodel and expand the Mercer Island Thrift store, Islanders were invited to take a walking tour with city planners and the project architect and have their say. As it is with any changes to an Island institution, especially one placed on park land in a residential neighborhood, many are concerned. The shop, in a building that formerly housed a swimming pool, at the southeast corner of Mercerdale Park is owned and operated by the city. About a dozen came to talk to city staff about what they feel are areas that should be given special

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Thrift | FROM 1 attention when making changes to the building or the surrounding park. Fifteen attended a similar session earlier in August. Cindy Goodwin, director of Mercer Island Youth and Family Services emphasized that the city wanted to hear from neighbors about the plan. “We are not glazing over the impact of this on the neighborhood,” she said. “Nothing is a done deal.” The city plans to expand the shop to take full advantage of its potential of the store to generate money to pay for Mercer Island’s Youth and Family Services department. YFS offers city residents assistance with counseling, (including students at Mercer Island public schools), housing employment, and youth and crime prevention programs. YFS also operates the food pantry at Luther

Burbank Park. “The Thrift store is all about Youth and Family Services,” Thrift store coordinator, Suzanne Philen said. The shop helps pay for the services they offer. The shop now grosses about $1.25 million each year,” she said. The city hopes to improve access and traffic flow into and out of the store and on S.E. 34th Street, while making it easier for people to drop off donations as well as shop. They want to mitigate the impact of the store on the park and on the pre-school play area in the park next to the north side of the building. They want to improve the appearance of the front of the store and be able to display and sell more goods inside the building. They want to make it an attractive part of the Mercerdale neighborhood. “We have heard from the community about noise and traffic, especially along

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Thrift store employee, Michael McCormick, right, helps Islander Christine Poythress unload her car at the shop on Sunday, Sept. 1. McCormick noted that despite the already crowded sidewalk, it was a ‘slow day’ for donations which usually pile much higher on the canvas carts. S.E. 34th Street,” Goodwin said, adding that many have also expressed support for the expansion plans. In order to fully utilize the space within the existing building, plans call for the slanted roof on the back of the store to be raised to free up more space inside on the second floor and a new addition to be built next to the back of the store. “The whole footprint of the (existing) store will be made available for retail,” said Steve Sutherland of the design firm Johnson & Sutherland. The new space will be used for volunteers to sort and process donations. Some 140 volunteers work at the store each year. About 60 of those are regulars,

coordinator, Philen said. The volunteers are a community in and of itself, Goodwin said. “We want to make sure we keep their needs in mind, too.” The changes will free up all of the space in the existing building for selling the donated goods. Other plans include adding a separate driveway along 78th Avenue S.E. for drop-offs in the back of the shop and moving the large dumpster at the front. About sixty cars a day come to drop off donations. Peter Johnstone, who lives in a condo across 78th Avenue S.E., talked about the impacts of the proposed doubling of the existing parking lot and a drive-up lane of off the northbound

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The King County Council will vote on a replacement for 41st District Rep. Marcie Maxwell on Sept. 9. Maxwell resigned her seat to take a position on education with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s staff. Prior to the vote, the Council will meet on Sept. 4 to interview the three top candidates nominated for the post by a vote of Precinct Committee Officers of the 41st District Democrats on Aug. 21. The three nominated are David Ellis of Mercer Island; Mercer Island City Councilmember Tana Senn, and Bellevue businessman, George Pieper. To read the Mercer Island Reporter story about the process and the nominees, go to www. mi-reporter.com. The first meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 4, in Room 1001 in the King County Courthouse at 516 Third Avenue in Seattle. As of press time, the Spet. 9 time had not been set. To find out the time for the Sept. 9 vote, check www.mi-reporter.com.

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Gallagher Hill erosion control project underway By Reporter Staff

The city is working on a new stormwater project in the Gallagher Hill open space, which will help with erosion during high rains. The project will protect the lake from siltations and water quality problems caused by erosion during high flow events and down-cutting of the stream channel.

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Live!” Stainton will give a talk on creativity, entitled “Connect the Dots,” and how to make the connection between new ideas and business. “In business, everyone is looking for the next great idea,” says Stainton. “Where do great ideas come from? Creativity. Where does creativity come from? Creativity is almost entirely about connecting the dots. It is about seeing relationships that other people don’t see. It is almost never about inventing something out of thin air. “If you want your busi-

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A reminder to follow rules on signs in the Town Center The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce wants to remind businesses that there is a city ordinance regarding the use of sandwich boards or temporary signs placed on city sidewalks that advertise for businesses. The rules include the following: • Your sign must be located approximately 100 feet from your business — not across the street or two blocks away. • Your sign must be professionally produced and

well maintained. • Your sign cannot block sidewalks, bike trails or driveways. • Your sign must be taken in when your business is closed. Signs cannot be left out at night. At this time of year there is a proliferation of signs: political, school and community information signs, and, of course, the inimitable garage sale signs. Citizens look at this collection of signs as visual blight and reach out to City Council members to “do something about it.” Businesses need to be sensitive to the opinions of community. There are towns in the area that do not allow either banners or A-Boards. The Mercer Island ordinance is a result of a cooperative effort between the business community, city staff and Council members. It has been in place for over 20 years. In these fragile economic times, it is important to do as much as possible to promote local businesses, so if businesses want to continue to use signs, they must follow the rules. If you have any questions, stop by the Chamber office for a brochure on the use of temporary signs.

MIYFS to upgrade ‘Joblink’ website Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) is updating its JobLink website, anticipating increased use of the job posting ser-

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vice as the economy shows signs of recovery. As a result, the MIYFS JobLink program is making updates to its website and changing its address to www.mercergov.org/joblink. JobLink is where Mercer Island residents can go to advertise for paid help with everything from child care to yard work, to setting up a new computer. Anything from a one-time job to a permanent position can be posted on the board. Cheryl Manriquez, MIYFS Employment Coordinator, says, “JobLink is a free service to post available jobs in the community, and we’re beginning to see signs of a slowly recovering economy in the number of postings that are coming through.” Those seeking employment can search the job board and reply personally to the individual or business seeking to hire. The job board is available online at www.mercergov. org/joblink and at two physical locations: Mercer Island High School and the MIYFS Offices in Luther Burbank Park. To post a job, call the JobLink voicemail at (206) 275-7764 or visit www.mercergov.org/joblink. For more information, contact Manriquez at (206) 275-7869 or cheryl.manriquez@mercergov.org.

Plan for parking squeezes around high school in September Upcoming Mercer Island High School events are likely to require parking beyond the capacity of school district parking lots. As a result, on-street parking will be allowed for the duration of the event. On-street parking for these events is allowed under a 2007 agreement between the school district, Boys

Parking impacts from MIHS events in September Events at Mercer Island High School will bring a lot of cars to the area. Here are some important dates: • Friday, Sept. 6 - Fall assembly, 9-11 a.m. • Friday, Sept. 13 - PTSA welcome coffee, 9-11 a.m. • Friday, Sept. 20 Homecoming assembly, 9-10:30 a.m. • Friday, Sept. 20 Homecoming football game, 7 p.m. • Thursday, Sept. 26 Curriculum night, 6-9:30 p.m. and Girls Club, and the City of Mercer Island. A maximum of 30 event days per year are allowed. Additions and changes will be posted to the district website on the Mercer Island High School page. To be notified by email of any additions or changes, please register by sending your email address to mihsnewsletter@hotmail.com. If you have any questions, contact Todd Kelsay at (206) 236-3337 or todd. kelsay@mercerislandschools.org.

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To the editor Fine music brings joy at Luther Burbank Park Thanks to the creativity and passion of Mercer Island’s own Natalya Ageyeva, founder and artistic director of the Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle, chamber music reverberated on Sunday Aug. 25, in the amphitheater of Luther Burbank Park. With Natalya at the piano, Brittany Boulding, violinist; Mara German, violist; Kevin Krentz, cellist; and Artur Girsky, violist, and a surprise visit from Deborah Dewey for exciting “four hands” at the piano, the beautiful chamber music carried throughout the amphitheater to adults and families who have been hungering for classical music once again at Luther Burbank Park. Our hope is that the Mercer Island Arts Council will respond to the community’s positive and appreciative response, Sunday, and work with Natalya to schedule her chamber music next summer as a part of Mostly Music In The Park at our Luther Burbank treasure … the amphitheater. Sue and Orm Sherwood

Killing geese at state parks inhumane and not necessary The situation at Lake Sammamish State Park is not a goose problem, but a park maintenance problem. The goose poop can easily be cleaned up manually and/or mechanically. Killing the geese is a cheap and expedient way to temporarily solve the problem. This creates an endless cycle of killing, as other geese will

move in. chambers. State Parks Manager Rich State Park’s claims are exaggerat- Benson said that he was told that ed. A goose may poop up to a pound “he did not want to be there” when a day, but goose poop is 80 percent it happened. If it is so humane, why water. Somehow, a dry do it in secret without 3.3 ounces does not any witnesses. sound quite so menThey may have spoacing. radically tried a few Send your letters to: In addition, the humane alternatives editor@mi-reporter.com. risk to public health in managing the geese, Keep it brief (400 words is minimal. Few if any but a comprehensive or less), courteous, and people have become integrated plan is sign your name. seriously sick because needed. Seattle and of goose poop. Human other communities waste and dog poop throughout the councontain significantly more harmful try have successfully implemented bacteria. multifaceted humane programs that Also, State Parks Resource do work. Manager, Andrew Fielding, said that Killing is not the answer to every water quality test results at Lake perceived wildlife problem. I expect Sammamish have been good. a lot better from Washington State Gassing geese is not humane. The Parks. babies and adults frantically struggle Diane Weinstein to escape from the pens and gas Issaquah

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The City of Mercer Island and Mercer Island Youth and Family Services are considering expanding the Thrift Shop. The City has held two open houses to get feedback about the idea (see story on page 1). We want to know what you think. Should the Mercer Island Thrift Shop be expanded? Vote now online at www.mi-reporter.com.


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Film about President’s mother Stanley Ann Dunham nearly done By Reporter Staff

Vivian Norris, the producer of a film about President Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, entitled “Obama’s Mama,” said that final editing on the film is complete. The film, which follows Dunham’s life and work, included interviewing four Islanders who were friends with Dunham while she attended high school here. Norris said she has spent a lot of time and her own money on the film. “It took 5 years and all my savings to get this done,” she wrote. “It has truly been a passion.” Dunham, attended Mercer Island High School and lived in the Shorewood Apartments with her family, before her graduation and eventual move to Hawaii.

worked with microcredit so our worlds overlapped. I know as friends people she was friends with and worked with in many places,” she explained. “I am also a single longtime expat mom so I identified with that part of the Norris filmed on Mercer story as well.” Island and interviewed Norris’ own comfour of Dunham’s friends pany, Vigilante VNM from that time as well as Productions, co-produced friends and colleagues the film with the supfrom other port of Brian Woods parts of and his company, True her life, she Vision UK, which has explained. won 9 BAFTAs (British “S eattle Academy of Film and Mercer and Television Arts) Island and in 9 years for Best the educaDocumentary. tion she When asked if she r e c e i v e d Stanley Ann knew of any other simithere are a Dunham in lar films in production big part of her MIHS about Dunham, Norris the film.” yearbook photo said she did not know of Norris any other project. “I had w o r k e d heard once someone else with the Seattle Film wanted to make a film but Festival for several years I never heard more,” she in the 1990s and complet- wrote. ed both a M.A. and Ph.D. Islanders can follow at UW. Norris on Twitter for She said she has a unique updates at Obama Mama connection with Dunham. Doc. She hopes to be at “I carried out research the Seattle International in Indonesia and have Film Festival next May.

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The crowds at the Mercer Island Farmers Market on Sunday, Sept. 1 rivaled those of Summer Celebration! in July. The crowds spilled into Mercerdale Park and beyond as the weather continued its run of sunny skies and warm temperatures during Labor Day weekend.


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Some 85 people attended a Sound Transit open house in June on the design of the proposed Mercer Island Station light rail station. The station is to be situated below street level on the I-90 center lanes but will be accessed from structures at street level; one each on 80th Avenue S.E. and 77th Avenue S.E. where they cross the I-90 lanes. The agency has released a summary of approximately 143 comments collected between the June 6 public meeting and June 14, 2013.

Comments on station design: • Incorporate elements of the area’s natural environment into station design: • The station drawings show a very white structure that does not blend into surroundings. Please use materials and color scheme that blends more in with the trees and hills. • I love the glass lantern design. • Art aspects might include: water, sailboats, swimmers, birds, ducks. • Please keep the silhouette as low/unobtrusive as possible. We don’t need anything too grand. • Understated is better. Use warm colors. • Reduce the apparent bulk looking north/south— renderings look too mas-

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Comments on station amenities: • Maybe a kiosk near the stairs for buying coffee. • Also would be good to add a coffee and snack stand. • Clearly make it possible to use a toilet anytime light rail is in operation.

Comments on station access: • Interest in additional parking capacity: • Seems pointless to build a station without a certainty of additional parking. Park & ride lot is full by 7 a.m. • Why build light rail that either takes riders from buses or doesn’t have riders because there is no parking? • Please make sure there is lots of parking. Everyone on the east side will drive and park on Mercer Island to switch to public transport into the city or airport. We don’t have enough parking now. • A multi-story parking facility is required for commuters! • The largest hurdle for the station will be providing parking—the Mercer Island staff partnership will be crucial to light rail. Mercer Island city needs to sell a yearly parking pass to Mercer residents to use

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Police Monday | 19 Bike theft: A specialized TriCross bike belonging to a 27-year-old man was stolen from the 9000 block of West Shorewood Drive sometime between 5:30 p.m., Aug. 18, and 12:45 p.m., Aug. 19. The bike, hunter green with black streaks, had been locked in the bike rack inside the basement of the owner’s building.

Wednesday | 21 Fraud: A 60-year-old Mercer Island woman reported that an unauthorized attempt was made by an unknown person to change the address on her credit cards between Aug. 19 and Aug. 21.

Thursday | 22 Arrest: A 54-year-old Bellevue man was taken into custody at 1:56 p.m. and booked into the Issaquah Jail on a Mercer Island misdemeanor warrant.

to police. Arrest: A 34-year-old Tulalip woman was taken into custody at 7:40 p.m. and booked into the Issaquah Jail on a Mercer Island misdemeanor warrant.

Sunday | 25 DUI: A police officer stopped a vehicle unable to stay in its lane at 3:19 a.m. in the 5000 block of westbound I-90. The 44-year-old driver, of British Columbia, smelled of intoxicants and admittedly had been drinking. She failed standard sobriety tests, and was arrested at 3:37 a.m.

Police booked a 27-year-old man into the Issaquah Jail on a misdemeanor warrant after he was released from custody at the Olympic Corrections Center at 6:35 a.m. A 30-year-old Sammamish man was booked into the Issaquah Jail at 4 p.m. on a misdemeanor warrant after he was released from the King County Jail. Theft: A 51-year-old man reported that his Rolex watch was stolen out of his home, in the 7100 block of 87th Avenue S.E., sometime between July 24 and Aug. 3.

Monday | 26 Arrests: A Volkswagen Jetta was stopped at 1:09 a.m. in the 8000 block of S.E. 28th Street. The registered owner of the vehicle was a passenger, a 43-yearold man with a $1,000 misdemeanor warrant. He was arrested and booked into the Issaquah Jail.

Saturday | 24 Found credit cards:

A 65-year-old woman found three credit cards along the side of West Mercer Way in the 5400 block. She turned them in

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place of use will be tax parcel 2424049035 in the NE 1/4 Section 24, Township 24N, Range 4E. W.M. The new purpose of use will be irrigation of .25 acres during the irrigation season. No increase will be made to the instantaneous withdrawal rate or annual quantity. Protests or objections to approval of this application must include a detailed statement of the basis for objections: protests must be accompanied with a fifty-dollar ($50.00)NON-REFUNDABLE recording fee (PLEASE REMIT CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY) and filed with the Department of Ecology at the address shown below, within thirty (30) days from August 14, 2013 DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY CASHIERING OFFICE NWRO-WR PO BOX 47611 OLYMPIA WA 98504-7611 Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on August 7, 14, 2013. # 840894. To place your Legal Notice in the Mercer Island Reporter e-mail legals@reporternewspapers.com

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Garden | FROM 1 program and attended camp. Her mother lives one mile from the JCC. While Klein works in the Kesher garden, her mother often cares for Klein’s 11-month-old son, Henry. Klein comes nearly every day. Garden season is early April through November, but a year-round harvest is being attempted this year. Next winter there are plans for hoop houses, or greenhouses. The garden is a place where generations come together. “It’s a hobby that’s not age-restrictive,” Klein said. “Grandparents join their grandchildren. That’s the most amazing part — it brings together all the dif-

ferent generations.” During the JCC summer camp, hundreds of children come to the garden every day — planting, tending, harvesting. Children from the JCC Early Childhood School regularly use the garden during classes, and Yellowwood Academy maintains two garden plots. “Our hope is to build an outdoor learning center,” Klein said. Klein tries to keep the garden interesting for the kids — whether through growing edible flowers such as nasturtium, borage and chamomile, or other unique produce such as purple, yellow and red beans, speckled beans, and purple, red, orange and yellow carrots, which are heirloom variet-

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Jessica Klein and her 11-month-old son, Henry DiStefano, water the Kesher garden. ies. “Heirloom” seeds are passed down from generation to generation, shared among individuals. They are not available in catalogs or genetically modified.

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A sunflower blooms in the Kesher garden at the Stroum Jewish Community Center. “We like to grow fun, unique things for the kids,” Klein said.

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Kesher | FROM 8 Tazo Tea was recently held in the orchard. “We all wore fancy hats,” said Klein. Guerrero, based in Quincy, Wash., sets up a summer farmers marketstyle fruit stand for the community. They have “fantastic salsa,” Klein said. The farm plot is new, in its first year. Irrigation lines snake their way through the plot, which has been planted with rainbow chard, zucchini, kale, carrots and tomatoes, to name a few. The berry patch contains black raspberries, blueber-

ries, gooseberries, red cur- painted the apiary block. rants, native huckleberries. “At this time we’ve been And then, there are the able to harvest samples for honeybees. tasting, but because the “We have honeybees by honey is only in its second the boatload,” said Klein. year, we have yet to deterA volunmine how much teer, Yoel we’ll be able to Lessing, manharvest — early ages and cares views into the for the bees. hive have shown Honeycombs that it’s really are contained productive this Jessica Klein, gardener within the season, which is white boxes, very encouragand the bees come and go ing,” Klein said. “The warm at the base. Inside, there is a weather and early spring frame with boards that slide gave them a really great start in every two inches. Sugar for honey production.” and water can be added into Deer are known to have the top box if there is ever a wandered into the garden shortage of food. Children once, scavenging for food,

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Football

This fall, eight teams representing Mercer Island High School will take to the field, court and pool preparing for competition. Here’s a look at each sport competing in the 2013 fall season, with team capsules for each sport. Full schedules can be found in this week’s special pullout sports calendar. Extra copies are available by calling the Reporter office. Stay up-to-date this season on all the latest MIHS sports news by the Reporter’s website at www.mi-reporter.com

Girls swimming

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The Mercer Island 2013 captains include: David Emanuels, Kalen Hopkins, Devlin Conway and Brad Kimball. Contributed Photo

The Mercer Island girls swimming captains this season are Caitlin Cox, Emily Olsen, Alex Seidel and Sabrina Steinhauer. Coach: Chauntelle Johnson Number of athletes: 63 Last season: The Islanders won their fourth straight state title last November, after an undefeated season.

Strengths: “Experience and a group dedicated to each other,” said returning coach Johnson. Focus: “Confidence building and racing strategies,” said the coach.

Captains: Caitlin Cox, Emily Olsen, Alex Seidel, Sabrina Steinhauer. Game to watch: Newport, the reigning 4A state champs, and Bainbridge Island.

Coach: Brett Ogata Number of athletes: 105 Last season: The Islanders finished the season with a 6-4 record, one win away from making the playoffs. Strengths: “Cohesiveness and competitiveness,”

said returning head coach Brett Ogata. Focus: “Gaining experience and confidence,” said Ogata. Captains: Seniors, Kalen Hopkins, Devlin Conway, Brad Kimball and junior David Emanuels.

Boys golf

Boys tennis

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The Mercer Island boys tennis captains are Matt Seifert, Henry Smith and Brian Hou. Coach: Ryan Pang Number of athletes: 65 total, 16 on varsity Last season: The Islanders won the 3A state title last spring, and had an undefeated regular season. Strengths: “We are full of upperclassmen this fall with eight juniors and two seniors,” said new head coach Ryan Pang. He added that the

team has a strong sense of leadership on the court. Focus: “Team chemistry, making sure we all have the same goals, and we are all each other’s biggest supporters,” said Pang. “Team discipline; I know from past experience, from playing for MI years ago, how easy it is to start a season complacent.” He said that he plans

on working with the team to make sure every match is important. Captains: Brian Hou, Henry Smith and Matt Seifert. “My team captains are great organizers, responsible, good role models and have lots of energy and enthusiasm,” said Pang. Game to watch: Newport and Bellevue.

Game to watch: Juanita and Liberty. “Two big home games,” said Ogata. The Islanders will host Juanita on Friday, Oct. 11, and the following week, Friday, Oct. 18, Liberty will come to Islander Stadium.

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The Mercer Island boys golf captains this season are Josh Graham and Eric Kim, the same captains that the team had last season. Coach: Tyson Peters Number of athletes: 17, 10 on varsity Last season: The Islanders finished in third place at the KingCo tournament last October. Strengths: “Great team captains, great team depth, experience and confidence

gained last season,” said returning head coach Peters. Focus: “Practicing hard and getting ourselves as a team mentally focused,” said Peters. “We are expecting to make a deeper postseason run this year.” Captains: Seniors Josh Graham and Eric Kim

Meet to watch: Bellevue and Interlake. Peters said the two are going to be the Islanders’ main competition this season. The team will face Interlake on Sept. 30 at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course. The Islanders will place Bellevue on Oct. 14 at Overlake Golf and Country Club.


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Cross country

Boys water polo

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The Mercer Island cross country captains include: Lindy Elggren, Sarah Bjarnason, Alida Scalzo, Travis Gallatin, Daniel Mayer and Eric Schulz. Coach: Erica Hill Number of athletes: 120-130 Last season: The Islander girls team finished 10th in the 3A state competition last November. The girls team also finished fifth at the SeaKing District meet, while the boys finished in ninth place. Strengths: “Leadership and athletic ability,” said

head coach Erica Hill. She added that the team has an “amazing group of senior leaders.” Focus: “The first part of the season will be building the team foundation and chemistry and making sure everyone stays healthy,” said the coach. Captains: Alida Scalzo, Sarah Bjarnason, Lindy Elggren, Danno Mayer, Travis

Gallatin and Eric Schulz. Game to watch: Bellevue Invite, KingCo, Districts and state. The Bellevue Invite will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Lake Sammamish State Park. The team will compete in the KingCo championships on Oct. 24, followed by districts on Oct. 31 and state on Nov. 9.

Volleyball

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The Mercer Island boys water polo seniors this season are Chris Apodaca, Harrison Clarke, Ken Ho, Keoni Ogawa, Thmas Rall, Austin Ralph, Chris Merritt and Kurt Schafer. Coach: Ryan Hall Number of athletes: 27 Last season: The Islanders finished the state tournament in fourth place, after tying Bellevue for a co-league championship earlier in the season. Strengths: “Our greatest strength will be our

depth and team chemistry,” said Hall. Focus: “We will focus on getting everyone a chance to play early on in hte season,” said the coach. “We’ll be focusing a lot on counter attack and defensive pressure.” Seniors: Chris Apodaca, Harrison Clarke, Ken Ho, Keoni Ogawa, Thomas Rall,

Austin Ralph, Chris Merritt, Kurt Schafer. Game to watch: “Our game against defending state champs Bellevue this season is a must see,” said Hall. The Islanders are scheduled to play Bellevue for the first time on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Bellevue.

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The Mercer Island vollyeball seniors include: Kirby Emerson, Julia Glick, Hannah Ehlers, Sara Lindquist, Emily Bassett, Kristin Anderson, Sarah McClurkin, Amelia McArthur and Janie Akiyoshi. Coach: Susan McKay Number of athletes: 43, 14 on varsity Last season: The Islanders won both the KingCo and SeaKing titles last fall. The team finished seventh overall at the 3A state tournament. Strengths: “This year’s team is one of the deepest that the volleyball program has ever had in terms of overall talent,” said returning coach Susan McKay. “We will

have a strong offensive team led by some powerful hitters, including Sara Lindquist, Jemma Yeadon and Brooke Behrbaum.” Focus: “The biggest focus at the beginning of the season will be developing team chemistry since most of the team is new to varsity this year,” said the coach. She added that they plan to work on connecting hitters with setters and working on communication between players. SENIORs: “We have nine

seniors who are all excellent leaders, and captains will be determined (this week),” said McKay. Game to watch: “Mount Si will again be our biggest rival this season, and we expect it to be another intense competition with them for the KingCo title,” said the coach. Newport and Skyline also made the list. The Islanders will first face Mount Si in the Wildcats’ home gym on Monday, Sept. 30.

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The Mercer Island girls soccer captains this fall are seniors Kianna Chang, Michele Day and Katie Rorem. Coach: Terry Ryan Number of athletes: 50, 17 on varsity Last season: The Islanders won three straight must-win matches in the KingCo tournament to advance to the 3A state tournament. The team lost in the first round of the state tournament.

Strengths: “The depth of experience players,” said head coach Terry Ryan. Focus: “System of play, technical work to develop ball skills,” said the coach. Captains: Seniors Kianna Chang, Michele Day and Katie Rorem. Game to watch: “All the games!” said Ryan.

“Seriously, this is a very competitive league and every game is close. Many very good teams.” The Islanders open the regular season with an away game at Lake Washington on Sept. 12, followed by a Sept. 17 home match against Sammamish.


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Wednesday | 4 Probus Club of Mercer Island Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Sept. 4,

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Speaker: Probus member, Werner Glass. Topic: “Growing Up In Shanghai: 1933-1947.” The public is welcome.

Thursday | 5 Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon: 12 p.m., Sept.

5, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Speaker: Bill Stainton, ‘Connect the Dots.’ Informal

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2430 76th Ave. S.E. Speaker: William A. Hanlin, Jr., founder of Hanlin Moss, P.S. MIVAL General Meeting: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 5, Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Socializing: 11:30 a.m. Demonstration by Kathy Collins, a watercolorist: www. kathycollinswatercolors.com.

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Sept. 8, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Sprint event features a half-mile swim, 12-mile bike and 2.5-mile run. Registration required. www.envirosports. com.

Stroum Jewish Community Center’s 56th Annual Meeting: 6:30-8 p.m., Sept. 9,

SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Awards will be presented. Guests must RSVP to Marcie Wirth: MWirth@sjcc.org, (206) 388-1998.

Mercer Island Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept.

8, Mercerdale Park, 7700 S.E. 32nd Street. Washington grown produce, fresh eggs, farmstead cheese and dairy. Kids’ hands-on activities and Master Gardeners. www. mifarmersmarket.org.

Volunteer CERT Search & Rescue Training: 7-8 p.m.,

Sept. 9, Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. “Disaster Search Dogs,” presented by Port of Seattle Assistant Fire Chief Keith Taylor, of the Northwest Disaster Search Dogs. Free.

Mercer Island Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Tour:

Sept. 8. First annual Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour for Mercer Island Is Habitat. For details contact Rita or Susan at rmoore@eds.org or

Tuesday | 10 Mercer Island Women’s Club

Fall General Luncheon:

11 a.m., Sept. 10, Sahalee Country Club, 21200 N.E. Sahalee Country Club Dr., Sammamish. Guest speaker: Mercer Island Police Chief Ed Holmes. For reservations, contact miwc@mercerislandwomensclub.com. Outing to Chihuly Garden and Glass: 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Sept.

10. Visit the Chihuly Garden, see artist Dale Chihuly’s work. Self-guided tour. Presented by Endless Opportunities. RSVP to: (206) 461-3240 or endlessopps@jfsseattle.org.

Wednesday | 11 Mercer Island Emergency Volunteer Appreciation Party: 5-8 p.m., Sept. 11,

Mercerwood Shoreclub, 4150 East Mercer Way. RSVP to Officer Jennifer Franklin: (206) 275-7905.

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“Autumn Sonata” Artists’ Reception: 6:30-8 p.m., Sept.

12, Mercer Gallery, MICEC, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Presented by Mercer Island Arts Council. Features Christine Neal Hogue, Grace Mahoney, Susan Melrath, Patrice Tullai. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Class:

6:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 12, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th St. First class of Mercer Island’s second 2013 CERT course, to be held weekly on Thursdays. Infant/Child/Adult CPR with AED Class: 7-9 p.m., Sept. 12,

Mercer Island Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Cost: $20, check or cash. Call (206) 2757607 to reserve a space.

Saturday | 14 International 9/11 Heroes Run: 8 a.m., Sept. 14, Luther

Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. 5k plus 1 mile fun run/ walk welcomes runners and walkers of all levels, ages. www.travismanion.org.

Library 4400 88th Ave. S.E. (206) 236-3537 www.kcls.org/ MercerIsland Friends of the Mercer Island Library Silent Book Auction: Sept.

4-23, during library open hours. Bid on a select offering of special books. Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 7 p.m., Sept. 10.

Bring your eReader, tablet, phone. Computer Classes: Sept. 11. Microsoft Excel Level 3: 1 p.m. One-on-One Assistance: 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30 p.m., with a KCLS volunteer instructor. Registration required. Author Event with John Sager: 2 p.m., Sept. 15.

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MIHS freshman Jacob Guedel runs through a crowd of cheerleaders on Friday, Aug. 30. Each year the boys water polo team does the annual lake swim, swimming in Lake Washington and running across the I-90 bridge as part of their training. This year the MIHS cheerleaders were on hand to cheer on the team. Photo by Traci Brandon.

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eighth-graders from 7:30-9 p.m.) Select team tryouts for this winter will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at MIHS. Fourth and fifth-graders will try out from noon to 1:30 p.m., followed by sixth through eighth-graders from 2 to 4 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 22, fourth and fifth-graders will try out from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and sixth through eighth-graders will try out

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