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Firehouse Munch, Tree Lighting is Friday An evening of holiday merriment begins at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at Mercerdale Park. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., Radio Disney will broadcast holiday tunes. The Christmas tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m. Then the party continues at 7 p.m. at the Firehouse for food, music, activities for kids and, of course, Santa. Bring an unwrapped toy for the local Toys for Tots drive. Need more Santa? Go to www.mercergov.org.

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‘Sounds of the Season’ arrive It is an International celebration when the Island Girls Choir performs their annual holiday concert, ‘Sounds of the Season,’ Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, at Mercer Island High School. Tickets are $15 at the door. For times, go to www.islandchoralexperience.com.

Carols at the library Enjoy a holiday musical performance by the renowned Dickens Carolers at 2 p.m. Sunday Dec. 8, at the library at 4400 88th Ave. S.E. The free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

Lions’ Christmas trees on sale The annual Christmas Tree sale held by the Mercer Island Lion’s club is underway at the Farmers parking lot at 77th Avenue S.E. and S.E. 29th Street, evenings and weekends through December. All proceeds benefit Lions charities and community scholarships.

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This adventurous young otter got herself into a boat at a home along the shore in the 4500 block of Forest Avenue. She was spotted over the weekend exploring with her two siblings and a mother.

New solicitation law ready for 2014 New law would require license, but homeowners need to post signs By Mary L. Grady

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On Monday night, Dec. 2, the Mercer Island City Council held a second reading of a proposed ordinance to impose more restrictions on solicitors who come to the Island looking for donations or to sell goods. The second reading (held after Reporter deadline) gave Islanders and City Councilmembers another opportunity to check in on the proposed law. As outlined in the draft ordi-

take the risk of appearing at the door of a home in order to rob it later, they said. City officials have been hesitant to regulate solicitors. The city’s present ordinance is essentially not enforceable. The reason? It contains provisions similar to nance, Islanders have reported those struck down in the City increasing numbers of unwanted of Medina by the federal district and sometimes aggressive solici- court in Western Washington who tors at their front door. Many have said it limited constitutionallyprotected free spoken in favor of an speech. ordinance to limit or However, many regulate people who who have spoken go door to door. to the Council The people sellsay that they want ing subscriptions or more restrictions wanting donations seem questionable Katie Knight, City Attorney on solicitors. The new ordisome say, making nance will allow those who answer solicitors to operate in the City the door feel unsafe. Others worry that a recent spike between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in burglaries earlier this year is Commercial (for-profit) solicitors related to the presence of solici- must be licensed under the new tors who come from off-Island. law. “If a homeowner does not want Mercer Island police Chief Ed Holmes and others have testified solicitors coming to the door at to the contrary. Burglars do not LAW | PAGE 7

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Mercer West, the long awaited sister development to the Mercer East apartment complex could begin housing tenants as early as Christmas, if it receives its temporary certificate of occupancy as planned. “We’re very close,” said Kenneth Lee project manager and analyst for Dollar Development, which is responsible for both phases of the construction. Mercer West will resemble Mercer East, but with a slightly different décor and 85 units. Amenities include quartz countertops, floor-to-ceiling win-

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DOLLAR | FROM 1 dows and backlit mirrors in the bathrooms, as well as two small courtyards. A skybridge between either building will allow tenants to share amenities. Preleasing has already begun, said Lee, who estimated that about a dozen deposits had been made.

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“That’s substantial, especially during the holiday season when traffic slows down,” he explained, “We’re thinking it will fill up fairly quickly. The project across the street, Aviara, leased up in seven months and they have 170 units. We’re hopeful.” Early leases indicate a mix of residents from both Seattle and the Eastside.

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Only a handful already stages of a boutique Island live on the Island, said hotel, planned for the old Lee. There are 34 studios, site of a Travelodge, off 36 one bedroom units and I-90. “There’s no hotel on 15 two bedroom apartments. Of those 85, the the Island now, so there’s Mercer West will also nothing to compare it to,” feature ten unique loft explained Lee. “We have to units. Lee says it’s hard to look to Bellevue, but [the determine who will make two cities] aren’t compaup the rest of the ten- rable. We’re still working ant base. Demographics to see if it will be viable.” Lee said he thinks there’s in the Mercer East have changed slightly since it a need for a hotel on the first opened in 2007. What Island. Guests would likely used to slope toward an be family members of resiolder demographic, now dents, but no hotel partner has yet been includes selected. In the a mix of meantime, the y o u n g demand for people housing is high. from 25 to The Mercer is 50 years percent old. Kenneth Lee, Dollar 96 City regDevelopment filled and Lee says the comulations plex has higher require retention rates that all construction equipment than many other buildbe cleared and roads fully ings on the Island, in part accessible during the holi- because of the level of day season, which has activity in the area. The partly incentivized Dollar apartments are close to Development to quickly the Island’s retail core and wrap construction. The amenities like Saturday Mercer West and Mercer breakfasts and holiday East originally planned to events allow for residents go up at once but the reces- to mingle, further bolstersion and the completion of ing retention rates. Depending on unit Island Square around the same time, pushed back type and square footage, the second phase of the Mercer West says units will go for between $2.25 project. Dollar Development is and $2.35 per square foot. also in the preliminary

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King County may increase sales taxes and tabs to find money for buses, roads To avoid huge cuts to Metro, King County will move to a “Plan B” if the state transportation package fails Reporter staff

King County Executive Dow Constantine said he is ready to look for another way to fund Metro bus service in the county if the state Legislature does not pass a stateside transportation package. “A statewide transportation package that is fair and balanced is still our first choice, but in the absence of action by the state, an imperfect local option becomes necessary so that voters can have the chance to save bus service and maintain roads,” said Executive Constantine. Toward that end, the Metro workers union, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587 announced a tentative agreement on a new threeyear contract that, if ratified, could preserve some bus service. The tentative agreement calls for a one-year wage freeze followed by a 2 percent fixed-rate wage

increase in each of the remaining two years of the (existing) contracts. The tentative wage agreement would save between $8.4 million and $12.7 million over the life of the contract, or about 40,000 of the 600,000 hours of bus service that would have to be cut in the absence of stable funding. “Local 587 recognizes Metro is in the midst of an unprecedented funding crisis,” said union President Paul Bachtel. “This is an agreement we feel we can take to our membership – one that reflects our shared desire to keep our operators on the job and buses on the road for our customers.” County leaders have proposed the establishment of a Transportation benefit district to allow a new tax to be approved just for King County transportation needs. To accomplish that the county must request authority from the state to ask its voters to fund transit service and roads in cities and the unincorporated areas through an increase in the motor vehicle excise tax. Referred to as the "local option," the revenues raised through such a measure would allow Metro to avoid cuts to bus service. It would also provide

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2011.) According to the King County Executive’s office, the cuts that would be required in the absence of funding are unprecedented According to media in Metro’s 40-year history, reports, the exact amounts and would roll back service have yet to to 1997 levbe set. els, despite Meeting the fact the the most county has dire needs grown 22 w o u l d percent with require a 360,00 more sales-tax people. At a hike of 0.1 time when percent or that popula10 cents per tion growth $100 purwould call chase, and for increasa $60 caring service tab fee, said by 15 perSung Yang, cent, under the execuMetro’s sertive’s chief vice guideDow Constantine lines, Metro of staff. The King County Executive faces cuts of law allows 0.2 percent up to 17 perand $80, cent. respectively. A sales tax would add to The Legislature granted the 90 cents per $100 spent King County temporary (0.9 percent) that Metro funding authority for trancollects already, and 90 sit two years ago, pending cents for Sound Transit. (A action on a comprehen50-cent per $100 county- sive statewide transportawide sales tax in restau- tion package. Those two rants and bars, to finance years will expire in 2014, Safeco Field, expired in along with fund reserves,

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High school radio to continue broadcasting sports Students receive technical education credits for KMIH broadcasting class By Joseph Livarchik

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KMIH FM, the Mercer Island High School radio station, began its third year broadcasting live boys and girls basketball games last night, Dec. 3. This year, the station will broadcast both home and away basketball games. Also this year, the station began broadcasting Mercer Island home football and girls soccer games. Radio broadcasting teacher and KMIH station manager Charlie Hilen has seen KMIH FM grow over his three years at MIHS,

both through broadcast and in the classroom. Hilen, who began teaching at Mercer Island in Sept. 2011, started with one student enrolled in the radio broadcasting class. Hilen, who hopes to broadcast away games for football and girls soccer next year, said radio broadcasting offers students a glimpse into the real world. “It’s pretty cool we can offer a unique program like this with real world experience,” Hilen said. “It’s not what it’s like; you’re actually doing it. I like the term ‘real world,’ real application, real class. Here’s how it is in the real world.” KMIH broadcasts from a master control room and two production rooms at Mercer Island High School. The station broadcasts commercial-free in Seattle at 88.9 FM and 94.5

FM and streams online at www.hotjamz.org. Hilen said the station’s broadcast runs anywhere on Lake Washington, from Tukwila to Kenmore, as far east as Lake Sammamish, and all the way out past West Seattle. It is listenersupported, student-run and on-air 24/7. Students do the production, music selection and scheduling. “We’ve had emails from all over,” Hilen said. “A grandma emailed me thanking me for doing this. Her grandson played basketball, and she never watched him play. Now she can tune in live and hear her grandson play basketball.” Radio broadcast is a Career Technical Education (CTE) class, which is a graduation requirement. Hilen said his class covers all the basic concepts

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of radio, including audio production basics, history, engineering basics, public affairs projects, as well as learning about the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). While all radio broadcasting students get to be on the air, Hilen said students go through checkpoints and levels before being able to broadcast live. With three audio recording rooms in the back of the classroom, students start out recording their on-air spots, making sure everything is correct. Advanced students work on day-to-day operations, working to make sure the broadcast runs smoothly. Some advanced students are allowed to do one-hour specialty shows on Sundays. Students also have to come up with a promotional event they must promote by creating flyers, a 30-second radio spot and social media posts. “When students leave the course, they’ll have a portfolio of on-air work and different production work. They could use that as a resume,” Hilen said, adding he’s had students go off to work for CBS and Sandusky radio. Hilen said KMIH FM sticks with a Top 40 format to maintain a businesslike approach toward the station, allowing students to look at chart trends to see what works and what doesn’t. But KMIH FM does more than sports and music. If a disaster should occur, the city of Mercer Island encourages residents to listen to KMIH for emergency information. The station assists with the city’s emer-

gency management, meaning it is set up to broadcast during the event of adverse weather. Backed up on a generating system, the station never goes off the air. Announcements for delays and school cancellations are pre-recorded by students and can be sent remotely via the internet. While Hilen said he’s looking forward to getting mix shows going again with guest DJs, the focus for what’s next for KMIH FM will be toward raising money for the station to update equipment. KMIH FM is a non-commercial educational (NCE) radio station which relies on listener support. And even though overseeing the station broadcasting sports sometimes requires long nights, Hilen said there’s no place he’d rather be. “I love what I do and I’m teaching my dream job,” Hilen said. To find broadcast schedules and listen online, visit www.hotjamz.org.

City Parks and Recreation Dept hopes Islanders will ’buy a key’ for music

Dec. 13 - 6:30 p.m. Girls basketball @ Juanita

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation is raising money to purchase a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano. The city hopes to expand musical educational and performance options by owning a piano at the Community and Event Center. A piano will enable the department to offer performances at Senior Social programs and events, Senior lunches, gallery receptions, and lessons. The piano will also be available for use by special event rental users. The department is looking to the community to help make this a reality. For $100, anyone can “buy” a key. The goal is to raise $6,500 enough, to purchase the piano. Everyone who ‘buys’ a key will have their name on a piano key poster board at the Community and Event Center until after the fund raiser is over, as well as on a permanent plaque on the piano. What a great holiday gift idea for the music lover in your life!

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84 Islanders runners compete at Seattle Marathon Reporter Staff

Mercer Island had 84 participants in the 2013 Seattle Marathon and HalfMarathon on Dec. 1. Competing against 5,809 entries in the halfmarathon, Mercer Island’s Carl Garrett finished 11th overall with a time of 1 hour, 19 minutes and 9 seconds. Seattle’s Matthew McClement won that race with a time of 1 hour, 11

minutes and 24 seconds. Islander Rhonda Glass finished 207 overall and first in the women’s 50-54 division with a time of 1 hour, 35 minutes and 18 seconds. Out of 2,123 full marathon runners, Mercer Island’s Paul Barach finished 123 overall, crossing the finish line with a time of 3 hours, 18 minutes, and 15 seconds. Islander Danica

Knievel finished 173 in the women’s race and 736 overall with a time of 4 hours, 1 minute, and 49 seconds. Seattle’s Uli Steidl won the annual race yet again with a time of 2 hours, 32 minutes, and 24 seconds. Seattle’s Sheila Croft was the women’s winner with a time of 2 hours, 58 minutes and 25 seconds.

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FRAUD: A victim said her Gmail account had been hacked. Her financial advisor was emailed by the hacker, asking that the advisor liquidate funds and direct money to a separate account. The financial advisor began to initiate the request but then called the victim and learned of the fraudulent activity.

TUESDAY | 19 FRAUD: A Mercer Island resident claims her Bank of America Visa card had been compromised. The fraudulent card was used to purchase $1,700 worth of gift cards at a Ballard QFC.

FRIDAY | 22 MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: At 11:50 p.m. on Friday, a resident's mailbox stand was yanked out of the ground. Five other mailboxes on the same street had been damaged.

SATURDAY | 23 MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: At about 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, a woman housesitting in the 1800 block of Mercer Way reported that it sounded like someone was breaking into the residence. She heard a loud crash coming from the front of the home, near the dining area

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I-517 defeat may have cost Tim Eyman more than pride Eyman’s I-517 may have lost him key support in future By Jerry Cornfield,

Everett Herald Writer

Tim Eyman may wind up losing more from this month's election than just an initiative. The Mukilteo resident's last ballot measure put him at deep odds with longtime allies in the business community, and it could take a while to regain their trust -- and their all-important financial support. Some, like the Washington Food Industry Association, vow to sever ties completely after the battle on Initiative 517, which voters overwhelmingly defeated. It would have given signature-gatherers nearly unfettered access to grocers' private property. “There's a whole bunch of us very active in the business community saying no more,” said Jan Gee, the president and chief executive officer of the group, who also helped manage the No on 517 campaign. “We will not be giving Tim money to do an initiative or do a campaign.” Eyman acknowledged it was a mistake to include language that would have expanded where signaturegathering could occur. “If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't have put any of that stuff in there,” he said. “It is what it is.” But he seemed nonplussed at the idea the food industry association and other business groups would go their own way on

“They’ve got ‘a lot of good stuff’ out of us.”

PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MERCER ISLAND NOTICE OF CANCELLATION Notice is hereby given that the Mercer Island City Council Regular Meeting of December 16, 2013 has been canceled. The next regular meeting will be on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm at City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA.

initiatives. “Every initiative is a la carte. Everyone is free to support the ones they like and not support the ones they don't like,” he said. There are others in the business community wary of associating with Eyman, but not as resolutely against doing so as Gee. “I can't really say one way, or another, what our relationship in the future with Tim Eyman will be,” said Jan Teague, president and chief executive officer of the Washington Retail Association. “I will say if he wants to engage in policy that deals with our industry, it would make some sense that he talk to us, and he didn’t. I am hoping that would be a lesson he takes to heart,” she said. Gee Tim Eyman said members of the opposition coalition are encouraging leaders of the Association of Washington Business to steer clear of Eyman. That would be significant because the AWB — the largest statewide business association with 8,100 members — has been a major financial supporter of Eyman's last two successful initiatives: I-1053 in 2010 and 1-1185 in 2012. Both measures require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to raise taxes. In 2010, the AWB set up

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an independent committee to help qualify and pass the measure. It spent $617,000 in the effort. That year, Gee's group contributed $5,000 directly to Eyman's political committee. In 2012, AWB contributed $112,000 in cash to Eyman's organization and provided roughly $450,000 of in-kind donations to help qualify the initiative. That money went directly to the professional signature-gathering firm hired by Eyman. Given their long ties, AWB leaders aren't ready to turn their back on him. “I guess I'd have to say it would depend on the issue,” Jocelyn McCabe, vice president of communication wrote in an email. “As you know, we have supported some of his initiatives in the past … but AWB did not support his most recent measure, I-517,” she wrote. “So we can't rule it out entirely; it would largely depend on the issue.” Eyman said the business community benefits greatly from the anti-tax measures he pushes and would be surprised if they could find anyone to achieve the success he's had. They’ve “got a lot of good stuff ” out of us, he said. Reach Jerry Cornfield at jcornfield@heraldnet. com. The Everett Herald is a sister paper of the Mercer Island Reporter. Both are owned by Sound Publishing, Inc.

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Motorists are allowed to use studded traction tires until Mar. 31. Those traveling into higher elevations should carry chains and have approved traction tires with them yearround. When chains are required, studded tires alone will not meet the chain requirement unless your vehicle is a four- or all-wheel drive vehicle. Remind visitors that whether you are from in state or out of state, Washington traffic laws requiring chains or traction devices apply.

and went to investigate. The residence was also occupied by two of the homeowners' sons. When the house-sitter realized the noise was not coming from the boys, they armed themselves with a baseball bat and iron and hid in the basement. A suspect was contacted in the area and a police dog traced a trail between the suspect and the house. After being handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car, the suspect admitted to earlier in the day backing his car into two Microsoft buildings in Redmond. He claimed that he abandoned his car and came to Mercer Island to seek revenge on Bill Gates. There, he broke a window of the residence in the 1800 block of Mercer Way with a surveillance camera. The suspect was arrested and detained in king county jail. DUI: Just after 12 a.m. on Saturday, a driver was stopped for speeding at 2200 76th Ave S.E. His slurred speech and the smell of alcohol on his breadth, lead the officer to believe he may have been under the influence. He admitted to drinking. The driver was arrested with BAC readings of 0.113/0.114. DUI: At 2 a.m. a 39-yearold Seattle man was arrested as he was merging onto West bound

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I-90 at East Mercer Way. The responding police officer noticed that he had been skirting into the middle-lane. The officer reported that it seemed the driver's vehicle was cutting up the traffic bumps. When pulled over, he realized their were no tires on the passenger side of the car. The driver said he had been in an accident on I-90 and the wheels on his passenger side had been missing for two days. When asked how much he'd had to drink, he replied: "Not that much, a couple." He was arrested for DUI. WARRANT ARREST: Just after 1 p.m. an officer was dispatched to arrest a suspect with a Mercer Island warrant at the Lake Washington Boulevard Denny's off of the 44th Street exit on I-405. The suspect was in route to Issaquah jail when he began to show signs of a drug overdose. The officer checked his vital signs and the suspect was transferred to Medic One in the Issaquah jail parking lot. He was later admitted to the Issaquah Swedish Hospital. FRAUD: A Mercer Island woman reported that a Verizon cellphone account had been fraudulently opened in her name, sometime in the last three weeks. Verizon accepted the fraud statement but would not reveal further information without a subpoena.

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We’d love to hear from you! Island Rotarians O ring bells for good ur Mission at the Mercer Island Reporter is to inform, educate and to tell the continuing story of the communities we serve and the people who live in it. In addition to our weekly local news, feature stories, sports updates, briefs and information that the residents of Mercer Island need to know, we also strive to cover the everchanging dynamic news of the local business community.

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Islander and Rotarian, Stacey McKinnon and her husband Adam McKinnon, along with daughters Nadalyn 4, and Karalyn 6 months, range the bell and manned the red bucket for the Salvation Army at Albertsons’ this past weekend. Island Rotarians were seen at other locations and will be out looking for donations for the next few weeks.

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Making it ‘reel’ to end hunger Documentary film series started by student highlights social issues by Katelyn Fink

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“Hunger: it’s right here in the United States. It could be right next door and you would never know because people are too afraid to talk about it.” –Barbie Izquierdo This holiday season, no one should go hungry. The Mercer Island Library is screening A Place at the Table, a d o c u m e nt a r y about hunger in America, on December 14 from 1-4 p.m. Fifty million people in the U.S. – one in four children – don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table, directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, examines the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble

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concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford. A discussion will follow the screening. Representatives from the Mercer Island Food Pantry and from Teen Feed will participate in the discussion and talk about their organizations. The event is the first in a library-sponsored, teenrun program called ReelTime, ReelTime is a documentary series that aims to shine a light on prominent social issues that are far too often overlooked. The goal of the program is to challenge the status quo, raise awareness about these issues, and inspire collective action. When it comes to social change, film can’t do it all, but it can set the stage – laying out the issues in a way that people can hear and building interest in potential solutions. The screening is free and open to all; donations to the Mercer Island Food Pantry are encouraged. A collection bin is located in the front entrance of the library. The food bank’s website has a list of donation items that

“Hunger poses serious economic, social, and cultural implications for our nation.”

are most needed, which include cereal, soups, tuna, peanut butter and jelly, pasta and sauces, school lunch snacks, and canned fruit. These donations will provide directly for the approximately 125 Mercer Island client families who rely on the Food Pantry monthly. “Many Island residents are surprised that there are families experiencing food scarcity living on Mercer Island,” Manriquez said. “In fact, the number of the food bank’s clients, all of whom have documented Mercer Island residency, has doubled in the past five years, and approximately half of the client families have children under the age of 18 living at home,” she added. Ultimately, A Place at the Table shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social, and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all, if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all. We all have something to bring to the table to end hunger in America. Katelyn Fink is a junior at Mercer Island High School Members of the library’s Teen Advisory Board will be at Albertson’s between 1-4 p.m. December 8 collecting items for the MIYFS Food Pantry.


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SOLICITORS | FROM 1 all, a “No Solicitors” or “No Trespassing” sign, must be posted.” said city attorney Katie Knight. “Given constitutional requirements, the city cannot prohibit solicitors, but individuals can make personal choices if they do not wish to have solicitors contact them at home,” she said. The ordinance as it now stands includes the statement: No solicitor shall engage or attempt to engage in the business of soliciting at any home, residence, apartment complex or business that prominently displays a “No Peddlers” or “No Solicitors” sign or any

other similar sign that communicates the occupants’ desire not to be contacted by solicitors. Police say if such signs are posted and a solicitor does contact a homeowner anyway, they can be arrested for trespassing. A solicitor must also carry their license at all times and have it available for inspection. Not carrying a license or other violations can result in having a license revoked. License fees have yet to be established. The new ordinance contains several exceptions designed to keep the ability of community charitable

Community briefs Parenting talk with Laura Kastner is Dec. 5 University of Washington associate professor Dr. Laura Kastner will speak about communicating with teenagers at 7 p.m, Thursday, Dec. 5. at the Mercer Island High School Performing Arts Center. Dr. Kastner is a clinical associate professor in the departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the UW. Weaving 50 years of parenting research into her clinical experience, Dr. Kastner’s presentation will guide on how to evaluate and improve interactions with teens. The co-author of three books on adolescent development, numerous published academic articles and many parenting articles, Dr. Kastner has

a private practice in which she sees children, couples and families. The event is sponsored by the Mercer Island PTA group Parent Edge. No charge for MI PTA Members; $10 at the door for non-MI PTA Members. For more visit www. miparentedge.org.

and youth-oriented solicitations to go door to door on the Island. The exemptions include: 1. Newspaper carriers; 2. Charitable, religious or nonprofit organizations or corporations; 3. Peddlers of fruits, vegetables, berries, eggs or any farm produce edibles raised, gathered, produced or manufactured by such person; 4. A person who, after having been specifically requested by another to do so, calls upon that other person for the purpose of displaying goods, literature or giving information

about any article, thing, product or service; 5. A person engaged in political or religious speech or solicitation; and 6. Most persons under the age of eighteen unless employed by another person or organization. The Council debated the new ordinance at a study session on August 5 and at a regular Council meeting on Oct. 7. A second reading of the ordinance is set for January 6, 2014. For more, go to www.mercergov.org. Click on ‘agendas and minutes’ on the left side of the main page.

ing either position on either proposition, please contact Mercer Island School District public information officer Randy Bolerjack, at at randy.bolerjack@mercerislandschools.org. least a week in advance of the outlined deadlines.

Registration is not required; first come, first served. Open enrollment ends March 31, 2014.

Assistance for Washington Health signup at King County seeks library writers for voters’ One-on-one assistance for people enrolling pamphlet in the new Washington The Mercer Island School District invites community members to write statements for and against the proposed bond and levy for the special election local voters’ pamphlet. More information about the process can be found online at www.kingcounty. gov. If you or your group is interested in represent-

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Health Benefit Exchange (Washington Health Plan finder) will be available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Mercer Island Library. Representatives of Public Health of Seattle and King County will be on hand to help. The public is invited to compare plans and enroll in health insurance using this new, valuable resource.

Two blood drives in December on Island Puget Sound Blood Center will be on the Island twice this month. On Monday, December 16, Islanders are invited to give blood at Mercer Island at Mercer Island Evergreen Church (formerly Mercer Island Covenant Church) between noon and 6 p.m. (closed between 2 and 3 p.m.) On Thursday, December 26, there will be a blood drive at the Stroum Jewish Community Center at 3801 East Mercer Way. Hours are between 1 and 7 p.m. (closed between 3 and 4 p.m.). For information or to make an appointment go to www.psbc.org/programs/ drives_schedule.asp.

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Sustainability key in new school designs Architects looking for input on sustainable building designs for new schools By Reporter Staff

The Mercer Island School District, Mahlum Architects and Integrus Architecture will host a community listening session on potential sustainability practices in district buildings on Dec. 9 from 6 until 9 p.m. at Islander Middle School. “We are committed to effectively using the dollars we have to make our district practices more sustainable, efficient and affordable,” said MISD Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano in a press release. “There is a lot that can be done these days around sustainability practices in buildings. We want to talk to the community about what their specific priorities in sustainability are.” Architects will present a list of sustainable options discussed during the development of the educational specifications for each of the projects and take community input concerning other ideas and values around sustainability. “Several ideas we are considering based on feedback we have already received include utilizing natural site features and low-impact development, rain gardens and bioswales, energy efficient mechanical, plumbing

and lighting systems, geothermal heating and photovoltaic panels,” schools official Dean Mack said in the release. “We’re also going to plan ahead to make sure there can be shared use of the facilities in the community to maximize utilization and value.” The shared values, insights and comments from the listening session will be part of the final designs of the three overcrowding solutions included in the bond proposition Islanders will vote on in the Feb. 11, 2014 special election. Mahlum is leading the design and development for the proposed fourth elementary school and Mercer Island High School addition, while Integrus is the lead for the Islander Middle School expansion. Both teams will be present at the listening session with MISD staff.

School bond at a glance On February 11, 2014, the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors will ask Island voters for the authority to increase property taxes to raise $98.8 million to fund the construction of a new, fourth elementary school and rebuild and/ or remodel Islander Middle School and Mercer Island High School.


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December 20th at 7 p.m.

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The Island Youth Ballet and Children’s Dance Conservatory showcase scenes from one of the world’s most cherished holiday classics with “Excerpts from the Nutcracker,” which has become a favorite way for local families to celebrate the holiday season. Directed by Susan Valencia, founder of Children’s Dance Conservatory, “Excerpts from the Nutcracker” features 48 students between the ages of 6 and 18. The production transports audiences into the magical scenery of Tchaikovsky’s imagination with exquisite costumes, theatrical wizardry, period settings and sophisticated dancing. General admission is available for $22 and VIP reserved seating is offered for $35. Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.IYBNutcracker. com. The two-hour performance includes intermission.

December 14th

December 21th

Details:

Haley Robinson (center), Lauren Zakahi (far left), Juliana Schiffgens-Milnes (left), Elsa Nader (back left), Margot Kelly-Hedrick (back right), Jennifer Seely (right)

Where: Youth Theatre Northwest 8805 SE 40th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040 (from left to right) Elsa Nader, Katherine Seely, Sinead Scanlan, Margaret Litzow, Juliana Schiffgens-Milnes, Jennifer Seely, Alison Ritcey, Shea Kelsay

To Buy Tickets, please go to www.iybnutcracker.com or call (206) 275-4750 About the Children’s Dance Conservatory/ Island Youth Ballet Founded in 1984 by Susan Valencia, the Children’s Dance Conservatory/Island Youth Ballet is a participating member of the Royal Academy of Dance. Located in the historic Lakeview School on the south end of Mercer Island, the school provides an atmosphere that is fun, dynamic, sophisticated and academically challenging, while embracing a reputation for high artistic merit. For more information about the Island Youth Ballet, visit www.ChildrensDance.org.


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Eyes wide open in Zambia

Mercer Island High School student, Ben Pawlosky talks about his time in Africa

As I walked down the hallway, the aroma of boiling nshima and kapenta hit my nostrils. In front of me was a line of unfamiliar faces, peering up at me with curiosity. The corridor buzzed with voices foreign to me as the 40 teens strung along either side of the hallway bantered with each other in their native tonguesN y a n j a , Bemba, Lozi, and some, even in broken English. I was in Kafue, a village about one hour south of Lusaka, Zambia's capital, and I was mesmerized. I piled my plate with food, scooped up the small fish called kapenta with a handful of doughy nshima and dove into lunch. A man who I had met the day before turned to me, and through

a mouthful of food declared, "pretty good, huh?" I nodded back, eyes wide with excitement. I knew that he was referring to lunch, but I was thinking of everything. When I left for the trip, I had no idea what to expect, but so far, everything had surpassed any expectations that I had. I was in Zambia with the African Education Program, or AEP. AEP's goal is to give children in Zambia a chance to be educated by helping them acquire the sponsorships that would help fund them as they move onto high school. I travelled with my aunt and four other volunteers who I had never met before. Every day I was expectBen Pawlosky ed to be responsible for myself, and to take care of myself. This was one of the biggest changes for me as back at home someone was always looking over my shoulder, while in Zambia, I was looking out for myself. Every day I walked to the

“These kids were so happy just to see me, and to play, even when they have next to nothing...”

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Above, a group of Zambian children who attend the Amos Youth Center. Below Pawlosky reads to the younger children in the morning. Amos Youth Center and worked with young kids in the morning, reading to them, playing soccer with their makeshift balls, and drawing. The fact that all of these kids were so happy just to see me, and to play, even when they have next to nothing, was incredible to me. In the afternoons I would work with the older kids, tutoring them in English and math. I held mock interviews with kids to help them apply for spon-

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sorships. It was a task I relished because I got a chance to learn their backstories. One particular story that grabbed my attention was that of a 14-year-old girl named Madeline. Madeline had grown up very poor, like the majority of Zambian children, but when she was 12, her mother died of malaria, and a few months later, her father died of the same disease. Madeline and her younger sister had no one. For two years Madeline took care of her little sis-

ter and herself, sleeping in abandoned buildings, fields, and even the streets. And every week, three times a

week, she would come to the youth center, working hard to do well in school. This was beyond impressive to me -- the fact that she was taking care of her sister, living without any parents, and still wanted to learn was incredible. Her story does have a happy ending, however. Agnes, the head of the center, took Madeline and her sister into her home, and they now live with her, and a number of other children that Agnes has taken in. The kids eagerness to learn was inspiring, and it opened my eyes to the true importance of education. I am extremely glad to have had the chance to go on the trip, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Helping people this way has opened my eyes to the world around me, and provided me the opportunity to develop a stronger sense of connection with others. Ben Pawlosky is a senior at Mercer Island High School. After graduation, he plans to attend a fouryear university, but also is thinking about returning to Zambia and the African Education Program before college.

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Best sparklers for the holidays never The best sparkling seenI have a statistic but more wines are not Champagne always the most and sparwine expensive and can be kling must be confound right here in sumed durNovember Washington state ing and December

than any other time of year. On Wine The best prices are in November and December because the vendors want your dollars. June, the wedding month, is an excellent time to look for Dee Hitch those good prices too. All Champagne is sparkling wine but not all sparkling wine is Champagne. To be accurately called Champagne, the wine must come from the Champagne region of France, which is 90 miles northeast of Paris. It is about 45 minutes by train from Paris--almost six hours from Bordeaux. To the purist, sparkling wines made outside of Champagne must not be labeled as Champagne. Many French Champagne houses have California branches. Moet et Chandon has Domaine Chandon, G.H.Mumm has Mumm Napa, Roederer has Roederer Estate, Taittinger has Domaine Carneros Taittinger. However, nothing in the world tastes like true French Champagne. It is attributed to “terroir” which strictly translated means the land. Loosely translated, terrior is a sense of place encompassing geography, geology and climate. Even though these many French Champagne houses have American branches, nothing compares to the yeasty, nuttiness of true Champagne. When we visited Champagne several years ago, we stayed in Reims, the largest city. Rheims, as it is also known in English, is a throbbing metropolis with a vibrant night life in the middle of an

agricultural area. It is a great place to stay and then take the train (or a taxi since France was having another of their constant strikes) to Epernay where many of the major Champagne houses are located. Driving through Champagne, we were surprised at how many wineries there were, finding out later that there are over 16,000 producers albeit some are very tiny. We happened to stop at one which turned out to be a teaching venue. The students were delighted that we stopped which allowed them to open bottles for tasting. My husband speaks passable German which didn’t help but we communicated well with hand motions and the students’ small knowledge of English. Sparkling wines come from everywhere: Spain, Germany, Australia, Italy. In St. Michelle Winery/ Contributed photo Italy, the major sparkling wines are Asti Spumante and Prosecco. We had a turkey St. Michelle winemaker Rick Casqueiro poses with his sparkling presentation of the brut dinner with all the fixings and enjoyed rose’ of 93 percent pinot noir grapes . prosecco. It was one of the best matches for turkey. In Champagne domestic spar- winemaker Rick Casqueiro with this kling wines, chardonnay and pinot noir delectable sparkling presentation of are the predominant grapes. In Italian pinot noir (93%). Prepare for its pleasProsecco, pinot grigio, pinot bianco and ing mousse and nose-tickling aromas of glera are the main grapes. Spanish Cava strawberry freezer jam, Rainier cherry, French Champagne uses grapes native to Spain: xarello, macacranberry, rhubarb pie and • Moet and Chandon $40 beo, and parellada. apricot.” • Roederer Brut Premier (my favorite) $50 Our own Washington Trevari Winery of • Taittinger $49 State produces wonderful Yakima has a wonderful sparkling wine. Chateau • Veuve Clicquot $48 story to tell. With just Ste. Michelle has revamped • G.H. Mumm $43 a year existence under its its previous Domaine Ste. • Kirkland Champagne (Costco) $20 belt, an aide of Hillary Michelle label to simply Clinton stopped by the Washington State Sparkling Wines Michelle. Winemaker tasting room. Trevari • Sparkling Wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle: Rick Casqueiro developed ended up in the White brut, extra dry and brut rose $11 the original Domaine Ste. House being served at a • Trevari Sparkling Wine $20 Michelle and gathered state dinner. Trevari offers many awards from many Italian only sparkling but has a wine critics. He again is • LaMarca Prosecco $13 huge lineup: gewürztraat the sparkling wine helm miner, riesling, syrah, • Zardetto Prosecco $14 of Michelle. “We have pinot gris, muller thurgau, • Montevini Prosecco $10 enhanced…for more body extra brut, blanc de blanc. • Sante Spumante di Asti (Costco) $9.99 and concentration,” said Succinctly, sparkling Casqueiro. “The wines are The Ste. Michelle Brut Rose’ wine is made the same as Spanish Cava elegant, with bright flavors, was mentioned in Winepress ‘still wine’ at first. The ‘still • Segura Viudas Heredad $20 beautiful structure and Northwest, as a “Wine of the wine’ undergoes a second crisp acidity.” Michelle has Week.” California fermentation in the botbrut, extra dry and a rose. • Mumm Napa $18 tle to become sparkling The Michelle brut rose’ was featured with the addition of yeast and a small • Taittinger Domaine Carneros $30 as Wine of the Week in Wine Press • Roederer Estate $23 Northwest: “Who bottles the most pinot • Chandon $15 noir in Washington State? It’s Michelle WINE | PAGE 15

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Mercer Island High School girls swim captain Caitlin Cox, signed a national letter of intent to attend California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Cox was among 13 swimmers and one diver to sign letters of intent with Cal Poly, Mustang head coach Tom Milich and Cal Poly director of athletics Don Oberhelman announced Tuesday, Nov. 26. “She’ll definitely help us significantly,” Milich said in a press release. “Between she and [fellow recruit] Breanna Tran, they definitely add depth in the backstroke, and both of them can help us in the medley relays.” Cox, a senior, recent-

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For Michelle Perry, youth sports are nothing new. A Newport Hills resident and mother of two boys, ages 14 and 11, Perry has been on the athletic circuit for years with her sons in various sports. When the two added water polo to the list, Perry was unsure what awaited them in the pool. But after watching them practice and play under the instruction of John Jacobson, she was quickly sold. “He gave them immediate feedback and pointers,” she said. “Then threw them

yard freestyle with a time of 1:56.71. Also an academic AllAmerican for the Islanders, Cox was a recipient of a King County ScholarAthlete award this year. She has also volunteered

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p.m., Dec. 5, Jesse Jones joined KING 5 in November 2005 as a reporter and member of the KING 5 Investigators team. He’s been chasing down bad guys, trying new products and generally looking out for consumers since he joined. This luncheon is sponsored by S.R. Schill & Associates.

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p.m., Dec. 6, Mercerdale Park & North Fire Station. Gather with your family, friends and neighbors for an evening of holiday merriment at the community tree lighting ceremony and caroling at Mercerdale Park. RadioDisney will be at Mercerdale Park with music and activities starting at 5:30 p.m. thanks to sponsorship by Republic Services. The tree will light at 6:30 p.m. Santa photos, treats, arts and crafts and musical entertainment will follow at the Firehouse. Bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots drive to help a child in need.

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7, Pioneer Park. The Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to come out and help their parks at fall planting events. Get to know your friends and neighbors, while donating some time and energy to your favorite parklands. MIPR will be partnering with local restoration non-profit EarthCorps. Register online at: http://www.earthcorps. org/volunteer.php.

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ongoing every Wednesday through Dec. 18, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E Mercer Way. Join Julie Warwick, PJ Library song leader and storyteller, for a story and playtime at the J. MERCER ISLAND VISUAL ARTS LEAGUE GALLERY “INSPIRATION CELEBRATION”: show is ongo-

ing Nov. 7 through Dec. 22, Mercer Island Visual Arts League Gallery, 2836 78th Ave S.E. Thirty highly involved artists will show a full-to-the-brim gallery. Note: Thursday Dec. 5 has extended shopping hours 12-8 p.m. MI PARKS & RECREATION BEGINNING IRISH DANCE:

ongoing every Monday through Dec. 16; 5:306:30 p.m. Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. A fun and energetic dance! You will learn the art of Irish step dancing (reels & jigs) with traditional group

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1 p.m., Dec. 8, Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. Join us for a post-Hanukkah brunch of latkes, bagels, fruit, and more. SJCC Chief Operating Officer Renée CohenGoodwin will share inspirational Hanukkah insights and Herzl-Ner Tamid Cantor Brad Kurland will lead us in Hanukkah songs. Cost: $7. NATIONAL CHARITY LEAGUE INFORMATION NIGHT: 6

p.m., Dec. 18, Mercer Island Community Center, National Charity League is a mother/daughter organization focused on leadership, cultural opportunities and philanthropic work. The Membership Drive dances, and creative choreography. Register by calling 206-275-7609 or at www. myparksandrecreation.com. “BUY A KEY”: ongoing through Dec. 31. The Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Department is currently raising money to purchase a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano for the Community and Event Center. For $100, you can “buy” a key. Our goal is to raise $6,500. Everyone who “buys” a key will have their name recognized on a temporary piano key poster board at the Community & Event Center until after the fundraiser is over, as well as on a permanent plaque on the piano.

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POLO | FROM 13 two years ago and saw that number swell to nearly 150 last season. That growth was due in large part to specialized programs for youngsters and Masters, including a team that made Nationals, something Jacobson said he hopes to duplicate at NWPC. Using water polo as a method of cross-training for various other sports was another attraction for prep athletes, and Jacobson said taking the enthusiasm for water polo to Issaquah, Sammamish and other areas around the Eastside is another key focus going forward. “We had kids who did swim team and soccer, or lacrosse and football,” he said. “You get to apply those skills in a different setting.” Evan Kaseguma, a former board member and coach at Rain City, said Jacobson’s passion for the game will be missed by his former club. “He wants the best for all of his athletes,” said Kaseguma, who also coaches the Bellevue High School teams. While his passion for the game and focus on his

athletes was a keystone for Jacobson at Rain City, it was far from his only distinguishing quality. Rain City saw one of its players earn national recognition in the pool when George French, a senior at Bellevue, was named to the regional Olympic Development squad. But even with several of its high school players helping Bellevue to three consecutive state titles, Jacobson said the key to the success of was integrating players of all age and ability levels. “We didn’t have a lot of programming centered towards younger kids,” he said. “When we got those started we saw a lot of growth.” The club will offer teams for high school aged boys and girls, as well as a coed program for middle schoolers and athletes as young as eight years old. Perry said for her sons, the enjoyment of learning a new sport and excelling under Jacobson’s coaching has been more than enough to keep them interested. “If you can swim, you can play water polo,” she said. “They came so far in a year, it was phenomenal.”

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Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the wor kplace. Check out our website to find out more about us! www.soundpublishing.com CONTROLLER Sound Publishing, Inc., located in the greater Puget Sound region of Wa s h i n g t o n S t a t e, i s seeking an accounting professional to manage all financial and accounting operations. Sound Publishing is one of the fastest growing private media companies in Washington State and an industry leader when it comes to local media strategy and innovation. The controller plays an integral role, serving on the senior leadership team, developing strategies for growing revenue and audience and finding efficiencies to reduce expenses. The Controller reports to the president and is based in Eve r e t t , WA . Media experience is preferred but not necessary. A list of qualifications and responsibilities is found at www.sound publishing.com/careers/ Sound Publishing offers a n ex c e l l e n t b e n e f i t s package, paid time off, and a 401k with company match. Pre-employment background check required. Please send your resume and letter of interest to Tim Bullock, Director of Human Resources, by email to tbullock@sound publishing.com or by mail to Sound Publishing, Inc 11323 Commando Rd W, Ste. 1, Everett, WA 98204 FOREMOST TRANSPORT Pendleton, OR is h i r i n g P i ck u p d r i ve r s who have a ž-ton or One ton truck to deliver RV’s throughout the US and Canada. Passports recommended. We are paying competitive rates and have several bonuses. 1-866-764-1601 or w w w. fo r e m o s t t r a n sport.com www.soundpublishing.com/careers/

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COLDWELL BANKER BAIN MERCER ISLAND OFFICE | 7808 SE 28th Street #128, Mercer Island |

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OFF ISLAND HOMES

Short Sale

$179,900

Seattle VIEW

$200,000

-SHORT SALE-

$205,000

$274,900

-SHORT SALE-

$279,900

West Seattle

$289,888

Newcastle

$580,000

The Boulders in Redmond, redone in 2007 by Place Architects. This perfect condo features stainless appliances, corner fireplace, hardwood floors and more. #561684 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

Monroe SS

Comfortable 4 bedroom, 3.5BA home in pleasant Remington Heights community. Each bedroom has it’s own walk-in closet. Beautiful granite kitchen counter tops #459722 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

Floating Hm

$475,000

Charming Lake Union Floating Home on the desirable log foundation co-op dock. Nice position on the dock of the most adorable community on Lake Union. 1BR/1BA #478218 Doug Shih 206-230-5364

Newcastle

$1,599,000

Custom View Home. Interior Brazilian cherry hdwd, granite, travertine, slate, Italian tile, limestone, dual A/C, wrought iron railing & custom millwork throughout. #540309 Doug Shih 206-230-5364

One Bedroom in the heart of the City. Close to UW & all amenities. Bright w/ balcony, storage, parking & ROOF TOP VIEW DECK ! Full size washer /dryer in unit ! #541181 Barbara Bro 206-232-4600

You must see this amazing 3-Level Auburn home! Custom built home features 3 full kitchens on every floor, 3 full baths w/ laundry closets, 3BR, 3 fplcs. #564177 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

Bothell BEST!

$488,000

If Time is important to you than you want to LIVE HERE... Close to 405 Exchange this Lovely Craftsman, located in a Pristine Gated Community can be yours! #540133 Barbara Bro 206-232-4600

Warren Drive

$2,278,000

Mt. Rainier sunsets. Under Construction two master suites/total 4 bedrooms, 4.25 baths. Joint use 175ft deep water pier/ dock to be approved. Ready by end of year. #542875 Hedy Joyce 206-406-7275

Cozy rambler in Renton! This home is and adorable. 2 bedrooms and master suite with a large walk-in closet & jetted tub. Eat-in kitchen with maple cabinets. #519374 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

Lovely 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo with full size washer/dryer, stainless steel appliances, rooftop deck with breathtaking views. 1 secured parking spot #557508 Chase Costello 206-999-4420 Jeffrey Costello 206-595-5709

A beauty w/lots of space & a great nbrhd. 4BR/2.5BA. Lg open kit w/pantry. Elegant mstr w/2 walk-in clsts. Huge bonus rm, new yrd. A/C, hdwds. Close to schools. #557428 Pam Richmond 206-265-9114

Whidbey Island $2,450,000

Sunlight reflects off of the waters that front this special island home. Rare 210 ft. steel dock for your boat and pier fishing which is shared by only one neighbor #455424 Doug Shih 206-230-5364

Auburn

$219,500

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

-SHORT SALE- $312,500

Lovely Seabeck rambler in excellent condition. Kitchen features granite counters and stainless appliances. Tiered media room for movies or the big game! 3BR/2BA. #564198 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

Lk Forest Park $630,000

HUGE duplex w/Lake views, use 75% of rental unit to qualify for your loan! Spacious 3br/3ba unit plus a 4Br/2.5ba 2nd unit. #513129 Carrie Simmons 206-679-7093 Keith McKinney 425-221-8557

Sunlight Beach

$3,250,000

Exceptional location w/90 taxable feet of wft + additional footage as property meanders around the point. 4BR/2.25BA, chefs kit, separate apt & sandy beach. #552862 Carol Hinderstein 206-595-5722

Silverdale SS

$229,900

Sequim

$349,000

Home features granite slab kit counters, under mount sink, breakfast bar, stainless steel applcs, gas heat & fplc, vaulted ceilings, & brushed nickel fixtures. #561788 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

Soothe your soul in the shelter of the Olympic nat’l forest. Perfect for downsizing or vacay! This 1 level (+loft) 3br/2Ba hm boasts 5 acres of serene wildlife. #565037 Carrie Simmons 206-679-7093

Bellevue Towers

$824,000

Investor Opportunity. 5 year tenant in place. Includes one parking space & one rented space. Custom built-in closets, walls of windows. Concierge. Downtown Bellevue! #510628 Hedy Joyce 206-406-7275

Seabeck

$3,750,000

Unique mansion on 8 acres with 500ft of prime waterfront. Old world charm, dramatic views. One of a kind opportunity! #525084 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

VACANT LAND Mirrormont Lot

$49,900 Mercer Island

$300,000 MI Opportunity!

$348,000 North Bend Comm

$400,000 New for 2014!

$489,950

Lynnwood

$99,995

$324,950 Dream Come True

$398,000

$448,000 Lk WA Views!

$2,500,000

Just under an acre lot on a dead end street in Mirrormont. Water, power, gas in st. Lots of trees and wildlife, poss. views. #466515 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Close to everything! Large .55 acre lot with great potential. #521939 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING

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

Mercer Island

This vacant lot is a dramatic site for your new home. Arch sketches are for a multi-story plan; 2 lvls above the main garage lvl, & one lower lvl basement #552677 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507 Keith McKinney 425-221-8557

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

Partial Lake view lot facing East. Backs to conservancy Tract. Road, utility stubs in place along paved access. Small cul-de-sac of 5 lots up off E Mercer. #83516 Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842

High visibility/accessibility on 3.4 acres. All utilities on property or in street. Has current tenants. #448929 Betty Carleton 425-444-3507

Sunrise Views

Large 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

Start now planning your dream home! Break ground in the spring on this lovely 21,000sf property with lake views & privacy. Utilities are in the street. #455555 Harrison & St.Mary 206-953-8359

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

Stop by our COLDWELL BANKER BAIN Mercer Island office for a Hot Sheet of New Listings, Sunday Open Houses or Sold Properties in your neighborhood!


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Stop by and visit us at the annual

Firehouse Munch on Friday, December 6th! Your donation of a new, unwrapped toy is requested to help share the joy of the holiday season! Drop off your donation at the Firehouse Munch, or stop by our office by Friday, December 13th. Cash donations are also accepted.

MERCER ISLAND HOMES

◆ Mercer Isle

$172,500

Great opportunity to live on MI. Updated 1BR unit with hdwds through out. Kitchen cabinets replaced. GE appliances. SS Fisher Paykel refrig. Oversize living area. #567634 Mary Yax 206-612-8722 Greg Rosenwald 206-914-0417

Quick Commute

$758,000

Solid 3BR/2BA w/lovely gardens & partial city, lake & mtn view. Flat grassy yard. Western exposure. North End & Less than 10 minutes to Seattle. #524014 Sarah Ford 206-854-7702 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

New List

$849,000

Architecturally remodeled 3BR rambler sited on a lvl culdesac lot, blocks from Lakeridge, Islander MS, & Southend shopping. New/refinished hdwds & fresh paint #567286 Michele Schuler 206-992-2013

North End View

$849,000

Contemporary 4BR/2.75BA filled w/ light & lush views of Lake WA, Bellevue & Mts.3520 SqFt. Near walking trail that leads to Mercer town. Close to I-90 #538545 Sarah Ford 206-854-7702 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113

Location+View!

$1,098,000

Does it get better than this? Prime location, amazing light, & top of the world vws! Recent remodeling includes new kit & baths. Spacious, fenced rear yd. #529811 Harrison & St. Mary 206-953-8359

MEET OUR BROKERS Shared Wtft

$1,099,900

Wonderful community called Appleton and shared waterfront. This 5 bedroom 3.25 home has hdwd flrs, open beam ceilings, fam rm, guest suite, gourmet kitchen. #519829 Gerald Chew 206-679-9294

New on Market $1,298,000

Spacious 4500+sf, 5Br/4Ba Contemporary on serene & private lot. Completely remodeled kit & baths with granite countertops. Master on main w/5pc bath #554900 Carrie Simmons 206-679-7093 Marlene Fallquist 206-310-3580

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY HOUSING

Views & Charm

$1,100,000

New Price! Western views & 1930’s charm on lovely, wide 12,000+ SF lot. City/Lake/ Mtn View & Great sunsets. Fantastic First Hill. North End Easy I-90 access. #569036 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113 Sarah Ford 206-854-7702

Jaymarc Homes

$1,499,950

New Northend 3815sf 5BR/4BA. Formal dining Office+large bonus room High end chefs kitchen w/Granite Gorgeous mill work. Attention to detail throughout. #551915 Don Samuelson 206-230-5435

New on Market

$1,198,000

Beautiful remodeled rambler in desirable mid-island nbrhd. High-end finishes, lg bedrooms, master w/en suite & walk-in closet & large gourmet kitchen #560821 Debbie Barbara 206-300-6077

Italian Villa

$4,988,000

Magnificent northend-90 feet private wtft & dock, level yard; great rm & main floor master-5+bedrms, 5.5 baths, new exterior, roof, bths & much more! #496920 Laura Parris-Reymore 206-949-3270

Suzanne Lane Broker 206-419-6387 suzanne.lane@live.com www.suzannelane.net

This is my 34th year of helping friends and referrals on Mercer Island and the surrounding areas achieve their real estate goals. It’s my great pleasure to be involved and work toward a successful completion of each project.  My business ethic has served both my clients and me well. May I help you?

Stop by our COLDWELL BANKER BAIN Mercer Island office for a Hot Sheet of New Listings, Sunday Open Houses or Sold Properties in your neighborhood!


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