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Special election ballots arrive this week Watch your mailbox this week for your ballot for the Feb. 11 Special Election. The ballot includes two measures regarding Mercer Island School District; a $98.8 million bond to expand and remodel school facilities and a $14 to $17 million Maintenance and Operations levy.

City Councilmember is interim 41st State Rep. By Celina Kareiva

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Second meeting on Coval development, next Wednesday The Mercer Island Planning Commission is holding an additional meeting at 7 p.m., Jan. 29 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall on a proposal to build 18 homes on a 5.1 acre lot. at 3051 84th Avenue S.E., known as the Coval property. The additional meeting is to allow more comments by the community on the project. For more, go to http://www. mercergov.org/Agendas. asp?AMID=2226.

Kindergarten information session The Mercer Island School District is holding an information session for parents of all incoming 2014-2015 kindergarteners, at 7 p.m., Jan 27, at West Mercer Elementary School. School district administrators will discuss programs and distribute registration forms. For more, go to www.mercerislandschools.org.

Girls basketball tonight at MIHS The Mercer Island High School girls basketball team takes on Mt. Si at 7:30 tonight, at home.

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Plans to upgrade schools took years Deliberate planning process involved consultants, community By Mary L. Grady

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For nearly seven years now, Mercer Island School District leaders have painstakingly looked at ways to meet the educational needs of Island students in a rapidly changing world. In 2007, the Mercer Island School Board of Directors began a public process “to make informed decisions on what is in the best interest of our community and schools.” Understanding that there were cultural, technological and eco-

ings, reviews and workshops. It included parsing what an ideal learning environment might look like to the addition of new state of the art science labs to spaces that could encourage personalized learning. Later called the district’s ‘2020 Vision,’ the final mission nomic changes ahead, the School statement for Island public schools Board sought to construct a new is, that it will strive to “successfully mission statement. The effort preparing students for the cogniwas first named, the ‘Really Big tive, global and digital world.” Yet that was just the first part Idea Committee.’ District leaders of looking ahead. brought togethTwo other competer consultants, ing goals tempered teachers, parents, the effort. the community The next step was to discuss what to evaluate what an Island-based needed to be done K-12 education with the existing needed to deliver buildings. Mercer Island School District school in the coming enrollment data Beginning in 2008, years. The prothe district initiated cess sought to the state-required evaluate the efficacy of the district’s current poli- study and survey looking at the cies, describe new objectives and existing school buildings. The define the educational goals the study and survey is an analysis community had for their children. of the school district’s facilities’ The effort led to many meetSchools | Page 9

‘Enrollment grew by more than 11 percent in six years.’

On Rep. Tana Senn’s first day in the Legislature the House swiftly passed the Dream Act. It would later stall in the Senate, but the feeling was exhilarating for the 42-year-old mom, consultant and Mercer Island City Councilmember. “I was so proud to be able to vote for that,” she exclaimed, after wrapping her first week in the Legislature, last Friday. Senn was chosen over David Ellis and former vice president of the Greater Seattle Business Association, George Pieper, to replace Marcie Maxwell of the 41st District, when she joined

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“When the First Lady of Washington comes to your event, asks you to speak and then thanks you for your work, you know it’s going to be a great day,” said Islander Cornelia Swenson. Nearly 150 members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense rallied from different regions of Washington state to visit the Capitol in Olympia on

Jan. 17 for a day of legislative advocacy in support of I-594 (mandatory background checks for all gun purchases in Washington State). Along with Swenson, Islanders Ei leen Bennhoff, Kathy Finn, Cy Baumgartner, and Janet Kranz travelled to the event. They met with many legislators, along with the new state Representative

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for the 41st District, Tana Senn, who also agreed to speak at a morning rally on the steps of the Capitol building. A total of 61 meetings were held with state legislators. “The ‘Moms’ showed that they are nothing if not organized and determined in their efforts,” Swenson said. A surprising detail emerged during the visit, she added. “It seems that all of the small ‘Moms Demand Action’ protest signs must be left outside. Loaded guns on the other hand, may be carried in at any time without interruption,” she said. “It is hard to understand why a loaded gun is permitted and a cardboard sign is not, but perhaps the Second Amendment trumps the First,” she continued. The House Judiciary Committee is set to hold a hearing regarding I-594 as well as I-591 on Jan. 28. For more information go to the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility at http://action.wagunresponsibility.org/page/s/hearingrsvp.

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State Rep. Tana Senn, left foreground, speaks on behalf of the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. The group, which includes several Islanders, came to talk to lawmakers on the first day of the legislative session. level has informed her job decreases] and law enforcein Olympia. She points for ment is increasing, we instance, to the issue of sin face some serious budget taxes, a issues…That Governor Inslee’s education tax levied local governteam last year. Despite the on goods ment experilong commute and demand- and serence is really ing hours, Senn promised to vices like helpful to hold both positions. understand c a n d y, “I’m a mom, juggling is tob a c c o what cities are what I do,” said Senn with and alcoTana Senn facing. It keeps a laugh, adding more seri- hol. Local Mercer Island City Council me grounded.” ously: “The the issues that gove r n - member and 41st District State Such foreimpact Mercer Island, m e n t Representative sight is a critiimpact the rest of the dis- gets cal asset, says a trict too…and the people of percentSenn, who Mercer Island elected me to age of liquor taxes, which has already been busy at council, so certainly I will many cities then use to fund work. She was appointed fulfill that.” law enforcement. But since to positions on the Early There will be four city privatization, notes Senn, Learning and Human council meetings during the theft has spiked, making Services Committee, the short 60 day legislative ses- for fewer police department Environment Committee sion, all of which Senn said funds. and the Capital Budget she plans to attend, includ“Local governments have Committee. This week she ing a three day planning tight budgets, they’re very announced her support for retreat Jan. 24 through 26. lean. So as the amount of Gov. Inslee’s plan to introAlready working at a city liquor money [available, duce business-and-occupation tax exemptions for small businesses that earn less than $50,000 a year. Mercer Island has its own B&O tax exemptions for the first $150,000 annually, but R E A LT O R Senn can already envisage a local impact and points M A G A Z I N E to Island businesses like the Recognized shoe store as beneficiaries. Best In Client “This is a pretty exciting Satisfaction proposal. I think it’s very much making it easier for 206.679.9294 ▪ geraldchew@cbbain.com ▪ www.geraldchew.com families, mom-and-pop shops,” says Senn. “It’s a bipartisan bill and given the entrepreneurial spirit of Mercer Island and the 41st District, this is unparalleled.” Though transportation, agrees Senn, will be number one among Islanders. “We’re in good hands,” said Senn of her seatmate Judy Clibborn, chair of Your Island Realtor the House Transportation Committee.

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THE FACTS ABOUT SCHOOL OVERCROWDING FACT: Downtown development is not causing school overcrowding

Currently, there are only 116 students out of 4,285 with home addresses in the downtown area. This represents less than 3% of the student population.

FACT: Professional studies show continued strong enrollment growth Mercer Island schools are more than 700 students over capacity. Enrollment projections show the

district growing to 1000 kids above capacity in the coming years. If more space is not built, 12 more portables to the 34 existing portables will need to be added. This is not a sustainable facility plan.

FACT: Mercer Island ended its open enrollment policy allowing off-island kids in 2008 There are now less than 50 off-island students from this policy remaining with graduation lowering this number every year.

FACT: Building a new 4th elementary school will not increase neighborhood traffic Traffic studies show the number of car trips from a new school will be similar to those generated by the current tenants on the property. The school will be walking distance (1/2 mile or less) to

approximately 1,500 homes and apartments, making it the most walked and bicycled to school on the island.

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The Coval property is regarded by many as a piece of Island history but a developer plans to convert the 5-acre parcel into 18 houses. Many turned out for a public hearing last week.

Standing-room only crowd at hearing By Celina Kareiva

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It was standing room only at the Planning Commission session as Islanders voiced their concerns for a proposed 18-house development on a 5-acre parcel of land during a public hearing last Wednesday, Jan. 15. The Coval property, as it’s known, located at 3051 84th Avenue SE, has been featured in newspaper articles, on HGTV’s Million Dollar Rooms and even has its own website. The plot, very much a part of Island history, has a koi pond, fruit orchards, botanical garden and indoor pool. Much of the house is made with imported wood and was built with an incredible attention to detail over a 16-year period. In 2011, the Coval family put the house on the market.

“The turnout was amazing, it was sensational and very heartening and wonderful to have neighbors and professionals talk on substantive matters,” said resident Sue Stewart of last Wednesday’s meeting. “This wasn’t about personal grudges, it had to do with issues that were important.” Traffic concerns dominated the conversation, though speakers were only allotted three minutes each. On a block that already sees speeding, many worried that construction vehicles on a narrow roadway would worsen conditions. “People told horror stories about speeding [in the neighborhood],” said Stewart, whom also noted that a new elementary school on the southwest corner of Mercer Island High School would make for a “mega-block,”

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already expected to produce its own congestion. “Eighteen homes on our little street, can you imagine the traffic?” Stewart also noted that the plans for the space were out of sync with the city’s comprehensive plan. Each of the houses, for which MI 84th Limited Partnerships is listed as the developer, is predicted to be between 4,500 and 5,000 square feet. About 206 of the more than 300 trees on the land would be cleared to make room for the new plots. Former councilmember Mike Grady, a senior policy analyst for NOAA Fisheries, was also in attendance and spoke about sustainability and pollution in Lake Washington at the north end of the Island, rates which he said were already above federal levels. Infill, said Stewart, should be kept away from steep slopes and the “watercourse” that runs through the property (a small, natural ravine that enters the property through a culvert at the south part of the property boundary). “I congratulate the Planning Commission [for extending the comment period and hearing]. This is a complex process…We want to be thoughtful about it,” said Stewart. “We care about this neighborhood.” Another public hearing will take place at 7 p.m. on Jan. 29 at City Hall.

The State Attorney General says that Initiative 502 does not prevent cities and counties from banning marijuana businesses. In response to a request from the Washington State Liquor Control Board, the Attorney General’s Office last week released a formal opinion regarding local ordinances affecting new marijuana businesses in Washington. Approved by voters in 2012, Initiative 502 legalized the possession and sale of recreational marijuana in Washington. The formal opinion concludes I-502 as drafted and presented to the voters, does not prevent local governments from regulating or banning marijuana businesses in their jurisdictions. In Mercer Island, however, city zoning and the close proximity of schools and day cares to areas that are zoned for commercial use indicates that no physical sites are available for selling marijuana. The opinion states: “Although Initiative 502 establishes a licensing and regulatory system for marijuana producers, processors, and retailers in Washington State, it includes no clear indication that it was intended to preempt local authority to regulate such businesses. We therefore conclude that I-502 left in place the normal powers of local governments to regulate within their jurisdictions.” While I-502’s drafters could have structured I-502 to require local governments to accept marijuana businesses, they did not do so. If the Legislature wants to change that, it can amend the law.

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City manager’s update on I-90 tolling At the end of 2013, the city worked closely with the legislators during the special legislative sessions to seek funding for SR-520 that would not involve tolling I-90. Staff were pleased that the final proposals discussed during Senate and House negotiations did not include I-90 tolls. Unfortunately, the Legislature did not reach agreement and pass a final transportation package, leaving the question of tolling I-90 unresolved. The Legislature’s regular session has just started and the city is hopeful the Legislature will again take up transportation funding. The city will continue to work with key legislators to advocate for funding packages that do not involve tolling I-90. Staff are also continuing to monitor the Washington State Department of Transportation’s environmental impact study of tolling. City staff will be meeting with WSDOT officials soon to get updates on the status of the study and to learn about the results of the tolling survey conducted on Mercer Island.

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The Mercer Island Ham Radio Operators (MIRO) heard from Andy Wappler, vice president for corporate affairs for Puget Sound Energy at their regular meeting last Thursday. Wappler came to speak to a dozen or so radio operators about the unique weather of Western Washington. He noted up front, however, how important the group of radio operators are to the utility giant during storms. During a big storm, he said, “We are leaning on ham radio guys like you, to phone in the weather if cell towers and fiber optics are down.” A 1982 graduate of Mercer Island High School, Wapler is also a former reporter and meterologist at KIRO-TV. As head of Corporate Affairs at PSE, Wappler is responsible for public relations and company communications. He also is the chairman and president of the Puget Sound Energy Foundation Wappler described how the unique geographic characteristics of the region determine how severe the weather will be in any particular place. “Terrain dictates the weather here,” he said. The effects of bad weather are intensified by the types of trees that grow here, he said. The soft wood tree species with shallow roots determine whether the power will go out and buildings are damaged. The former weather forecaster described the possible effects of storms on power outages and structure damage in shorthand terms. A 30 mph wind is called a ‘service man storm’ where a truck will be called out to fix a line versus a 50 mph storm where trees will definitely fall. As such, tree trimming is

a crucial element in limiting storm damage and power outages. Wappler noted that customers can go to the PSE website or Facebook to find out when their neighborhood is scheduled for tree trimming. Tree trimming is done across the service territory on a three-to-four year rotation. Every crew includes an arborist, he said. Emergency preparedness is key for both communities and individuals, he emphasized. Despite the utility’s ability to restore power during a major storm, coordinating and mobilizing that ability is also affected by storm severity.

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YES for Schools I

t goes without saying that as citizens, it’s our duty to vote. And while the ballots mailed to Mercer Island voters this week contain just two items — voting and returning those ballots is crucial in determining what the future for our children will be and this place we call home. We emphatically say, vote yes . Islanders have always taken great pride in our community and our schools. Those values are intertwined in the School Bond and Levy ballot measures before us in the Feb. 11 special election. The bond measure to expand and remodel Islander Middle School and Mercer Island High School, along with constructing a fourth elementary school, represents the outcome of a process that began in 2007 to consider the adequacy and safety of Island Schools. That discussion continued and intensified after the bond issue was turned down in 2012. The School District listened and worked with opponents to make changes. This new, more finely-tuned proposal is half the amount proposed before. Now, there is no organized opposition. The O & M levy is also extremely important. This money will ensure that our investment in educational facilities are managed and maintained. The levy also pays the salaries for dozens of key school staff. A statement in a letter to the editor on this page sums it all up. Our schools define us. How many families came to this Island for our schools? Too many to count. And the School District delivers. It is always ranked one of the top school districts in the state and in the nation. Test scores show that Islander students are at the top of the class. All but a handful graduate, all but a few go on to college. Teachers and administrators, parents and the community have always sought to do more, make it better, make sure that no one is left behind, that all are supported and encouraged to reach their full potential, no matter what their abilities. We need to ensure that our facilities are safe, efficient and adequate. More than 400 new students have come since 2008 — 400 more are expected by 2022. We need to get ready. We want those buildings to be places of learning and discovery — places where teachers can do their jobs and where children can stretch out and grow.

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“It’d be nice, but I’d be worried about inflation.” Jolie Chen Seattle

To the editor City Council endorses School Bond and Levy The high quality of our public education is a core, defining value of our Island community. Consequently, the Mercer Island City Council is united in recommending a “yes” vote for the Prop #1 school bond and Prop #2 levy renewal on the ballot in February, 2014. We believe both initiatives are critical to maintaining excellence in our Island schools. The bond and levy address two critical needs. The bond effectively and efficiently addresses critical overcrowding conditions in all schools. District-wide, more than 700 students are currently housed in 34 portables. Continuing to add more portables is unsustainable and not cost-effective. School common spaces are overwhelmed with students and outdoor PE areas have been reduced as portables take field space. The bond provides for a new elementary school and expanded capacity at the current middle and high schools – every school will be right sized. With enrollment projected to increase in coming years, if we fail to act now, the need for increased capacity will only become more critical. By renewing the levy, the Island is recommitting to its historic willingness to maintain excellence in programming and staff – which the state has been and is still unable to fully support. The levy provides for 26 percent of general funding and supports nearly 100 teachers and staff, school supplies and athletics, music, and transportation. Both the bond and levy are the outcome of extensive public input and fiscal prudence and will carry our

community forward for years to come. As your council, we commit that the city will continue to offer support for and cooperation with the district in all phases of the bond - from planning, to building and eventual operations. This will enable school investments to be maximized. Our city staff has been working diligently to identify ways to address possible traffic, access and environmental impacts. We believe our partnership with the school district to be exceptional, delivering value to the community as a whole. We urge you vote yes on both initiatives, Prop #1 school bond and Prop #2 local levy renewal. Bruce Bassett, Mayor Dan Grausz, Deputy Mayor Debbie Bertlin, Jane Brahm, Mike Cero, Tana Senn and Benson Wong, Councilmembers

Preschool Assoc. says yes on School Bond and levy  As your readers know well, Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA) is a long-standing supporter of our Island’s children.  For more than 75 years, MIPA has advocated for the youngest members of our community.  Our accomplishments include renovating playgrounds and parks, promoting preschools, establishing emergency preparedness and playing a significant role in bringing a King County library to the Island.   Given this proud history, and an eye to what lies ahead for our youngest children, MIPA proudly endorses this school bond and levy.  With the current overcrowding crisis, that is only projected to get worse, we feel that these two measures are critical for maintaining the high level of excellence in education that Mercer Island families have come to expect. 

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How do you feel about the $15/hour minimum wage?

“I think it’s good.” Dana Strandjord Bellevue

“It depends on the demands of the industry. I don’t know if $15 is the right amount.” The brooks’ Mercer Island

“That would be awesome. [It] would be more money into the economy.” David sedlik Mercer Island

“It’s too much. I’m a small-business owner, and I can’t pass that on to the consumer.” carrie hall Mercer Island


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Police Thursday | 9 THEFT: An elderly Island woman reported an attempted theft at her mailbox in the 8800 block SE 72nd Pl. Three other mailboxes were opened and the contents tossed around. The attempted theft happened sometime between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Jan. 9, though nothing has been reported stolen.

Friday | 10 THEFT: Though the crime wasn’t reported until Jan. 10, a Mercer Island man reported a Verizon phone bill totaling $267.38 for a smartphone and phone bill falsely made under the victim’s name. The fraudulent charges were made between Nov. 24 and early January.

Saturday | 11 THEFT: A Mercer Island victim reported a book of

Chase Bank checks stolen from her home mailbox. A Seattle suspect attempted to cash one of them.

Monday | 13 CAR PROWL: An unknown suspect entered an unlocked Audi in the 3700 block of 86th Ave SE. The victim said he heard what sounded like his car door closing around 5 a.m. early Monday morning. When he looked outside he didn’t see anyone, but by 6:30 when he went to check

the vehicle, he noticed the glove box had been rummaged through. One of the rear seat headrests had been stolen but there was no other damage reported.

Wednesday | 15 THEFT: A female suspect entered an area in the 7700 block SE of 34th St, restricted to employees, opened several lockers and took items from two separate victims without permission, including a driver’s license, an American Express card,

a Visa debit and credit card and $80 in cash. The credit cards were used in separate locations after the crime. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: The exwife of a Mercer Island man allegedly entered his home unlawfully to look for their son’s coat. He called 911 and she left the residence. According to the ex-wife, he left his house and did serious damage to her car. The couple’s son confirmed the report. FORGERY: The owner of a property management business reported that between

Jan. 2 and 3, somebody had used the company’s account number to forge checks. The business owner believes the checks mailed to various vendors for landscaping services were stolen and reproduced using the company’s account information. WARRANT ARREST: Redmond Police took a Renton suspect into custody in the 9600 block SE of 36th St., on a Mercer Island warrant. The suspect was immediately transported to Issaquah Jail.

Bill before Legislature proposes an ‘open-records school’ for government officials Special to the Reporter

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would send public officials and employees to what amounts to open-records school. House Bill 2121 would require public officials and employees to undergo training on open government laws under the state’s Public Records Act and the Open Public Meetings Act. When the public’s right to know is “stymied” by a public records officer, Rep. Gerry Pollet (D-Seattle) said, “it’s not a pleasant thing to deal with.” Pollet is the main sponsor of the bill, and advocated for a similar bill last year. Supporters of the bill said violations are often inadvertent errors caused by a lack of knowledge, and the training requirement would help reduce unintentional infractions. A 2012 report from the state auditor’s office identified more than 250 open government-related issues among local governments. After receiving a public records request from the Washington Coalition for Open Government last year, former Coulee Dam Mayor Quincy Snow responded in a letter that he had a prob-

lem with the request and “I He asked lawmakers to bill, the legislators and the am fed up with this kind of pursue more comprehensive governor would send the harassment.” reform, and deal with “over message that “accountabiliUnder the statutes known burdensome and harassing ty to the public is important, as the Public Records Act, requests.” and they take it seriously.” which Washington vot“That is currently the bigAt the request of the ers passed as an initiative gest impediment to creating Legislature, the William D. in 1972, the town has a that culture of compliance Ruckelshaus Center conresponsibility to respond to within our elected officials,” ducted a study and found public disclosure requests. Enslow said. that “the vast majority of In 2011, Toby Nixon, public records request—and K I N G 5 former state requestors—are reasonable” found that House mem- and there is insufficient p u b l i c ber and cur- data on abusive requests recordsrent president to make any conclusion on request of Washington the prevalence of “nuisance infracC o a l i t i o n requesters.” The center, tions cost for Open a joint effort between the t a x p aye rs Government, University of Washington Bill sponsors for HB 2121 about $1.7 c o n c e d e d and Washington State million in the records- University, helps communifinancial penalties. request process can be time ties build consensus on pubThe Washington State consuming and expensive, lic-policy issues, according Supreme Court has said but the public has a funda- to its website. that when the court is delib- mental right to know. Nancy Krier, the assistant erating penalties, the lack “Under state law, fulfill- attorney general for open of training could result in ing public records requests government, is develophigher financial penalties, is a core function,” Nixon ing the training, which is while evidence of training said. expected to be low to nocould reduce financial penHe said by adopting this cost. alties. Brian Enslow, senior Donald G. Owens policy director with Don Owens was born in the Washington State Mason City, now Coulee Dam, Association of Counties, WA on January 4, 1938 and died testified Tuesday at a legunexpectedly on January 13, 2014. islative hearing that he He spent his childhood in supports the “basic mechaCoulee Dam and graduated from nism” of the bill, but quesWashington State University in tions whether the training 1961 with a degree in accounting. requirement would result in He was a first lieutenant in the significant cost savings.

“Training might help reduce unintentional infractions.”

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Esther Ann Gogulski passed away on January 10, 2014. She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on September 24, 1922, and has lived on Mercer Island since 1963. She was an active member of St. Monica Catholic Church and enjoyed traveling with her husband of 67 years and being with her family. Esther is survived by her husband Jerome, three daughters, Judy, Mary and Theresa, two grandchildren Rose and Kyle and many nieces and nephews who will miss her greatly. She inspired all who knew her with her kindness, and generous spirit. A 10 am Viewing followed by a Memorial Mass at 11 am will be held at St. Monica Church on January 23, 2014. Remembrances may be sent in Esther Gogulski’s name to the Maryknoll Missions. 969730

United States Army. Don moved to Seattle and went to work for Peterson Sullivan and Company. He spent his entire career with that firm and retired as a senior partner. Don married Helen in 1965, they had two children, David and Donna. Don loved the outdoors-fishing, hunting and skiing. He and Helen made many trips to Alaska on their boat and enjoyed scuba diving trips all over the world. Don was a modest man who will be missed for his quiet generosity, his quick and mischievous wit and his consistent love and loyalty. Don is survived by his wife, Helen; children, David (Deneall) Owens and Donna (Jason) Berry; his sister, Jean Knight; grandchildren, Connor, Cameron and Conrad; niece, Laura and nephews, Don and Doug. Don was preceded in death by his parents, George and Sarah Owens. A Memorial Service will be held for Don on Saturday, January 25, 2014 2:00pm at Emmanuel Episcopal Church 4400 86th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Union Gospel Mission or The Wounded Warrior Project. 969723

The training we hope will help not only foster a culture of compliance, but we also hope to reduce payouts,” she said in an interview. Training could be done online or at an in-person training session. The attorney general’s office recently uploaded a training page that includes resources for understanding the public records laws. It will eventually include videos, Krier said. Agency compliance is only as good as it’s weakest link,” Krier said. The fiscal note for the bill predicts no additional cost to the attorney general’s office, adding that the impact to local government is unclear. Training costs could increase, but agencies could save money as a result of reductions in civil penalties and litigation. Pollet said the bill is more likely to affect smaller

jurisdictions or state agencies with a high turnover in public records staff. He said he expects a vote next week on HB 2121 in the House Committee on Government Operations and Elections. The Senate is considering a similar bill. Lopaze, a student at the University of Washington’s New Lab is writing for the Washington Newspaper Publisher Association

Alexandra “Zandy” Cremer Sees

Alexandra “Zandy” Cremer Sees was born in Livingston, MT, on June 4, 1979, to Bill and Mimi Cremer, Alexandra Linn was known to everyone as Zandy.  She grew up in the country just south of Big Timber until moving to Mercer Island,WA in the fall of 1991. Summers in MT and winters in WA gave her a broad perspective. She earned a degree at the University of Colorado and a graduate degree at the University of Delaware, using them to promote her passion and career in preventive health management as a personal trainer and registered dietician. She was married to Jason Sees in June, 2009, and they settled in Seattle. She was so many things -- an accomplished musician, an expert skier, a devoted practitioner of yoga, a certified lactation specialist, a world traveler, a firm believer in the importance of family, and a lover of people. She was funny, opinionated, courageous, and beautiful inside and out. Her smile and sense of humor made her friends wherever she went.We lost her far, far too soon to cancer on January 3, 2014. She lived her life according to her personal philosophy.  You have one life -- go live it. Memorials will be made in her name (please specify your desire to donate to the Alexandra Sees Fund with a handwritten note and in the check memo) to the Monetary Investment for Lactation Consultation Certification (6402 Arlington Blvd, Suite 350; Falls Church,VA 22042, USA) or to the NonGMOProject (1200 Harris Avenue, Suite #305; Bellingham, WA 98225 USA), both non-profits that further causes she strongly promoted. 969727

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The Rotary Club named Mercer Island High School students Sam Peterson and Rachel Gallagher the Rotary students of the month for January. The son of Charles A. Peterson II and Nancy Corusso, Peterson is the vice president and secretary for the Model United Nations, president of the Investment Club, a member of National Honor Society, captain of the Ultimate Frisbee team, a member of the cross-country team and is involved with Knowledge Bowl, Running Club and Senior Service Club at MIHS. Outside of school activities, Peterson is a VOICE volunteer, an ultimate frisbee camp counselor, a Boys Sam Peterson and Girls C l u b summer camp counselor, a mentor, council member and leader-in-training with the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and enjoys skiing and hiking. Peterson has been accepted to Claremont McKenna College, where he hopes to study economics, international relations and biology. Gallagher is the founder of Lunch Buddies, a club that pairs students with special needs students to share lunch. She is involved with MIHS Band, a member of girls lacrosse, a National Honors S o c i e t y Rachel Member, a Gallagher member of the crosscountry team and a Bridges leader at MIHS. Outside of school, she volunteers with Friendship Circle of Washington, is involved with Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, is involved with National Charity League and is a summer volunteer at Seattle Children's Research Institute. She likes to bake, read, take walks and spend time playing with her dog. The daughter of Tom and Susan Gallagher, she is planning to attend a small liberal arts college and study in a science-related field.

Schools | FROM 1 educational program and plans, student population projections, capital finance, operating capabilities and needs for new construction, modernization or replacement of facilities. A consultant’s report completed in 2010 outlined the deteriorating state of Island schools. The consultant rated the condition of each school building on a scale of one to 100, with 100 being the best score. The scale is intended to quantify the usable life remaining in major building components. A score below 60 indicated to the district that it should undertake a serious examination of replacement or modernization. The North Mercer campus, built in 1961 and now home to Youth Theatre Northwest and a gym, fared the worst with a score of 35.8 out of 100. Islander Middle School was not far behind with a score of 51.5 out of 100. The district’s remaining five schools, all of which were remodeled in the early to mid1990s years, scored in the 60 and 70 range. Mercer Island High School, which was remodeled in 1997, received a score of 75 — the

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best of all district buildings. Island Park Elementary School and West Mercer Elementary School, both of which were remodeled in the past 19 years, have a tied score of 67.5. Lakeridge Elementary School scored 65.4 and Crest Learning Center scored 68.1. Next, in light of change needed in the learning environment along with deteriorating structures, forecasts showed that enrollment was expected to increase dramatically by 2014. In 2010, schools were already at or near their design and enrollment capacity. Building administrators struggled with how to house students, control flow and schedule lunch File Photo periods and breaks. The 378-member Class of 2013 at graduation ceremonies, held last June at Key Arena at The school district added Seattle Center. more portable classrooms away from the main build- for additional space given Advisory Committee was 2008 school year, enrollings to accommodate more the state of existing schools set up to suggest next steps. ment has jumped by 440 students. Most do not have and the land available for It has been a long students, an increase restrooms. development. A ‘master but fruitful process, of more than 11 percent In 2008, a demographic plan’ was developed for Superintendent Plano said. in six years. In 2012, the study showed that up to the so-called mega-block “The School Board has district’s demographer 800 new students could around the high school. conducted a very thorough revised enrollment forebe expected within ten Among many sessions and thoughtful process and casts. Those forecasts show years. With this informa- conducted to analyze the has engaged this commu- enrollment levels in 2022 tion, school officials and next steps, Town Hall meet- nity in a very transparent between 4,380 and 4,712, the report on facilities, they ings were held to listen to way. I feel fortunate to or potentially an additional formed what they called, concerns around the issues work alongside educators, 400 more students than are the 21st Century Facilities of traffic and congestion parents and the wider com- presently enrolled. Planning Committee in in the neighborhoods sur- munity who value and sup2010. That group began rounding the high school. ports its public schools.” For more go to www. work in weighing how the Following those meetings, a Time, however, remains mercerislandschools.org. school district should plan citizen 21st Century Facility an issue. Since the 2007Although more homes sold, average prices remained flat. The median sales price on the Island increased by 13 percent for the year, yet the average sales price increased less than one percent. The median sales price was skewed due to the number of luxury homes that sold for the year. Also pushing up the median was the fact that more than half of the sales were homes that sold for more than $1 million. Final sales prices for 2013

were, on average, within 3 percent of the listing price. The report also notes that some homes did not last on the market long at all. “2013 also saw decreased market times, coupled with increased sales ratios. The average market time fell from 91 to 65 days for single-family homes. Very desirable properties received offers – and, in many cases, multiple offers – within seven days of coming on the market. Sales ratios (the relation-

Windermere Real Estate released its ‘2013 Year in Review on Mercer Island Real Estate,’ on Jan. 17. The report showed that Islander real estate has essentially rebounded completely from levels five years ago, when the economy both here and across the nation, was in a recession. As the economy improved in 2013, so did sales of real estate on Mercer Island, and much of the greater Seattle area. The number of home sales increased nearly 20 percent from 2012. Of note is that the 353 single family homes sold on the Island last year represent the highest amount sold since 2009, and more than twice what sold that CRS, M. ED year. Voted Five Star - Best In Client Along with the Satisfaction: Real Estate Broker increase in the number of homes sold, the averServing Mercer Island, the Eastside and Seattle age sales prices remained 206.979.8400 stable, but the number of days on the market fell. www.MrMercerIsland.com

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Islanders third at Reynolds tourney By Joseph Livarchik

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The Mercer Island wrestling team took third place at the sixth annual Jack Reynolds Tournament of Excellence Saturday, Jan. 18 at Mercer Island High School. The Islanders earned a team score of 120. Sultan High School finished first with a team score of 154 and Oak Harbor was second with a score of 149. Eleven schools competed in the tournament. Seven Islanders finished in the top four of their weight divisions. Kevin

Pedersen finished fourth in the 106 weight class, and Taylan Yuasa took second in the 113 bracket, pinning two opponents before losing to Issaquah’s Torre Eaton in the championship match. Luke Wilson placed second in the 126 bracket, losing by a 11-2 decision to Shorewood’s Matthew Floresca in the title match. Jake Pruchno finished second in the 132 division, losing by a 15-3 decision to Oak Harbor’s Jeremy Vester. Ailin Fu (120) and Jenny

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Mercer Island boys crush Juanita Win caps a 3-0 week for Islanders By Joseph Livarchik

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The Mercer Island boys basketball team ended a strong week with its thirdstraight win Friday, Jan. 17, beating the Juanita Rebels 54-25 at Mercer Island High School. With the win, the Islanders improved its KingCo record to 7-2 and its overall record to 11-4. From the opening tipoff, the Islanders were off to a fast start and did not look back. Mercer Island led 13-6 after the first quarter and 28-14 at the half. The Islanders opened the second half going on a 19-8 tear in the third quarter before dialing it in for the victory. Kaleb Warner led the Islanders in scoring with 13 points. Andrew Pickles had 10, while senior captain Jake Stenberg and Daniel Sims each contributed 9 points for Mercer Island. The boys were coming

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Mercer Island’s Jake Stenberg drives to the hoop against Juanita Friday, Jan. 17 at Mercer Island High School. The Islanders won 54-25. off a two-game losing streak Monday, Jan. 13, when they took on the Interlake Saints at Mercer Island High School. The Islanders came out aggressive, pressing the Saints early and

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scoring often to lead 21-7 after the first quarter. They led by as much as 20 in the second quarter, heading into halftime up 39-20. Mercer Island maintained a lead around 18 for much of the second half to cruise to a 60-46 victory. Kaleb Warner led the Islanders in scoring with 16 points. Andrew Pickles had 12, Gabe Boucad had 9 and Nick Taylor had 8 points for Mercer Island. In its second game in as many nights, Mercer Island was off to another strong start Tuesday against Sammamish, leading 18-6 after the first quarter and 35-18 at the half.

Sammamish made a run in the second half, cutting the deficit to six in a 16-7 third quarter, but Mercer Island held the Totems to single digits in the fourth quarter to hold on for a 55-42 victory. Kaleb Warner led the Islanders in scoring with 21 points and senior captain Jake Stenberg had 11. Andrew Pickles contributed 8 points, and David Emanuels, Daniel Sims and Nick Taylor each pitched in 5. The Islanders will travel to Interlake High School to take on the Saints at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. It will be the second matchup of the season for the two teams.

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Girls’ streak ends against Rebels By Joseph Livarchik

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Mercer Island’s Jake Pruchno prepares to grapple with Liberty’s Zach Toombs Thursday, Jan. 16 at Mercer Island High School. Pruchno won by 14-3 major decision.

wrestle | FROM 12 Chen (132) also competed. Trevor Gullstad went 3-2 and earned three pins in the 138 bracket, while Kenji Walker finished second and Mike Ong finished fourth in the 145 bracket. Walker lost to Bellevue’s Christian Villani in the title match. Finn Childress (145), Nic Meinzinger-Richards (152), Masa Kemmotsu (152) and Brian Wen (160) also competed. Tanner Ranz took second in the 170 division, losing by a 12-1 decision to Lynnwood’s Hunter Lord in the title match. Kwanme Opoku and Teague Frazier also competed in the 170

bracket. Cole Nielsen and Dylan Majewski each earned pins in the 220 bracket, while Delano Kingston (195) and Evan King (285) also competed for Mercer Island. The Jack Reynolds Tournament is the highlight event for raising money for the Jack Reynolds Scholarship Fund, which aims to assist post secondary education for student athletes. Reynolds was an educator in the Issaquah School District for 36 years and was a coach in wrestling, football, track and volleyball. He passed away at age 61 in 2008 after battling melanoma, and was inducted to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. A

total of 15 scholarships and $50,000 has been raised over the last five years. Earlier in the week, Mercer Island celebrated Senior Night with a 48-24 win over the Liberty Patriots Thursday, Jan. 16 at Mercer Island High School. Seniors Evan King, Jake Pruchno and Kenji Walker all earned wins for the Islanders. King (285) opened the meet with a win by forfeit, while Pruchno (132) won by a 14-3 major decision over Zach Toombs and Walker (145) won by a 10-4 decision over Juan Flores. Next up, the Islanders will travel to Mount Si to take on the Wildcats at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.

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Mercer Island senior Kaleb Warner was among the Washington state nominees for the 2014 McDonald’s All American game. Warner signed and committed to attend the University of the Pacific last November. McDonald’s released the list Jan. 7, with Washington boasting 45 nominees. Nearly 1,000 high school senior players from across the country were nominated. The final team of 24 boys and 24 girls will be announced Jan. 29, on ESPNU. The Games will take place April 2 at the United Center in Chicago.

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The Mercer Island girls basketball team saw its fourgame winning streak come to an end Friday, losing to KingCo’s first-place Juanita Rebels 56-40 at Mercer Island High School. The loss dropped the Islanders to 6-3 in the KingCo standings and 8-6 overall. Gunning for their fifthstraight win against the league’s top team, Mercer Island came out with a strong first quarter, leading 16-13 after one. But Juanita hung in, tying the game in the second quarter to head into halftime with the score 27-27. The Rebels opened the second half going on a 6-0 run while holding the Islanders to single digits for the entire third quarter, leading 39-31 after three. And in the fourth,

the Islanders still couldn’t crack double figures against the Juanita defense while the Rebels exploded for 17 points. Jess Blakeslee led the Islanders in scoring with 17 points. Julia Blumenstein had 8 points, and Suri Johnson contributed 6 points for Mercer Island. It was a much different story for Mercer Island earlier in the week. Against the Interlake Saints Monday, Jan. 13 at Mercer Island High School, the Islanders pounced on the Saints early to lead 13-4 after the first quarter and then 21-10 at halftime. After a deadeven third quarter, Mercer Island ran away with an 18-point fourth quarter to win 48-33. Jess Blakeslee led the Islanders in scoring with 13 points and Taylor Krause had 10. Suri Johnson had 7 points, and Latrevian Saunders contributed 6

points for Mercer Island. On Wednesday, Jan. 15, the Islanders opened with a 16-point first quarter against the Sammamish Totems to lead 16-6 after one and 28-14 at the half. The Totems responded with a strong second half, making a 16-6 run themselves in the fourth quarter. But Mercer Island held on to win 48-40. Julia Blumenstein led the Islanders in scoring with 13 points. Jess Blakeslee had 11, Arianna Moscatel had 7 points and Anna Luce had 6 points for Mercer Island. The Islanders will travel to Interlake High School for their second matchup with the Saints at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. Then on Wednesday, Jan. 29, the Islanders will take on Liberty at 7:30 p.m. at Liberty High School.

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Mercer Island’s Renae Tessem drives past Juanita’s Jaissa Nunn Friday, Jan. 17 at Mercer Island High School. The Islanders lost to the Rebels 56-40.


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Island pastor opens 2014 Legislature with prayer

letters | FROM 5

Chaplain offers invocation, references Hawks

These measures align This is a sincere not a with the guiding principals provocative question. of MIPA - a strong comWhy do we need Wi Fi at mitment to the education Mercerdale Park and the and well being of children Thrift Shop? It from birth has occurred to through me more than kinderonce it would garten on Send your letters to: be nice at the Mercer editor@mi-reporter.com. Thrift Shop, (I Island, and Keep it brief, courteous, am a volunteer) the comand sign your name. especially for munity at the work study large. students, but I We fail to underrecognize that it is our stand why this has been population of children proposed. As it is, all too who stand to benefit the many parents at the playmost from these proposiground staring into phones. tions.  Within our group, I am open to there being a we are educating and advo- wonderful answer, can you cating.  However, we also tell me what it is? wish to thank the residents of this Island who will supConnie Carson port these measures, even if they do not have schoolaged children.  Our kids are future innovators and leaders.  Please join us in voting YES for our schools, After reading Cy our community and our Baumgartner’s recent letchildren.  Cara Perla, ter to the editor<http:// Co-President w w w.mi-rep or ter.com/ opinion/237052771.html> Erin Sirianni, regarding Initiative 594, I Co-President wanted to take the opporStephanie Berry, tunity to express my comVP of Membership mitment to commonJacqueline Glass, sense gun safety laws in VP of Membership Washington. During the 2013 legislative session I coStephanie Wyss, sponsored a similar piece of VP of Community Events legislation<http://apps.leg. Cathy Lee, wa.gov/billinfo/summary. VP of Advocacy aspx?bill=5625> that would have added universal backJulie King-Hately, ground checks for firearm VP of Advocacy sales and transfers. While slightly different in Lauren Gray, VP of Preschools implementation, Initiative 594 would also require uniJessica Rudolf, versal background checks VP of Preschools and will be presented to the Sharon Perez, Legislature for action durVP of Communications ing the upcoming session that begins January 13th. Kenda Rosenshine, Unfortunately, during VP of Communications the 2013 session memBecky McEachran, bers of the state House of Co-Treasurer Representatives failed to hold a vote on a background Amber Gribble, check bill, keeping it from Co-Secretary possibly moving forward Lindsey Shield, toward becoming law. This past August I also Co-Secretary enjoyed the opportunity to gather with members of our community<http://www. mi-reporter.com/community/219414821.html> and Thanks to the lady in the the group Moms Demand Mini Cooper next to the big Action at Mercerdale Park north-end Starbucks, who to support universal backon Jan. 13, stopped her car ground check legislation for to let me know that I had firearms. Thank you Cy for your dropped my credit card on the sidewalk. You saved me letter -- as always it is a great time, worry and potentially honor to serve our commua lot of money. I am grate- nity in the Washington State ful you took the time to do Senate. that! Steve Litzow Kim Chen Washington State Senator

The Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos, chaplain at Covenant Shores Retirement Community on Mercer Island, gave the opening prayer at the new Legislative session in Olympia on Monday, Jan. 13. He was invited to offer the invocation by Representative Judy Clibborn, a Mercer Island resident. In light of the Seahawks Super Bowl dreams, Asimakoupoulos employed references to the Hawks in his prayer. Gracious Creator, For the chance to play another day, we give you thanks. For the emotions that energize us with Super Bowl dreams, we are grateful. Thank you, God, for fresh starts and new beginnings. Thank you, Father, for a new day. As this new legislative session dawns,

enlighten these who hear my voice with brilliant ideas that will dispel the shadows of doubt that darken the optimism of those who have grown cynical of the political process.

Where limited visibility clouds their view of cooperation and compromise, penetrate the overcast. You who once declared “Let there be light!” fill us with the light of day as we seek to reflect the Son of Righteousness empowered by energy that is found in humility, honesty, forgiveness and trust. For our governor, the speaker and each representative, we ask your blessing, gracious God.

PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MERCER ISLAND NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING – CITY COUNCIL ANNUAL PLANNING SESSION Notice is hereby given that the Mercer Island City Council will hold its annual planning session January 24-26, 2014 in the Luther Burbank Room at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center (8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040). The schedule is as follows: Friday, January 24, 2014: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm & 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday, January 25, 2014: 8:30 am – 5:45 pm Sunday, January 26, 2014: 9:00 am – 11:30 am (if needed) At this time there are no scheduled items for Sunday, but the City Council will hold this time open in case items arise. For a copy of the agenda, please visit www.mercergov.org/councilmeetings, contact the City Clerk’s Office at (206) 275-7793, or visit City Hall at 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Ali Spietz City Clerk Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on January 22, 2014. #969007, PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Mercer Island is accepting applications for 2014 Comprehensive Plan amendments, pursuant to RCW 36.70A. The Planning Commission will conduct an open record public hearing to consider proposed amendments and will forward a recommendation on each amendment request to the City Council. The City Council will conduct a

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May the 12th Man loyalty that unifies our state characterize the teamwork of these who scrimmage daily toward a common goal. Amen.

public meeting and take action on each amendment request. A State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist is required, and it is recommended that applicants schedule a pre-application meeting with staff. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Comprehensive Plan amendment requests may be submitted before Friday, 4/11/14 at 5:00 PM in person or mailed to the City of Mercer Island, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040. To request additional information, please contact Shana Crick at 206-275-7732 or shana.crick@mercergov.org. Public notice will be provided for each application received by the City, including the date and time for any open record public hearing. The public will have an opportunity to comment on submitted applications at a future time. Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on January 22, 2014. #970146. NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Mercer Island Planning Commission will hold a special meeting to continue an open record public hearing for review of a preliminary long plat to subdivide one existing parcel into eighteen building (18) lots (File #s SUB13-009 and SEP13-031). The special meeting to continue the open record hearing will be held on 1/29/14 at 7:00 PM in the Mercer Island Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington. Contact Shana Crick for more information at shana.crick@mercergov.org or 206-275-7732. Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on January 22, 2014. #970148.

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration will begin with an orientation meeting for parents of children who reach the age of five on or before August 31, 2014.

Kindergarten Orientation Meeting for Parents January 27, 2014 7:00 pm West Mercer Elementary Multipurpose Room 4141 81st AVE SE This meeting is for all Mercer Island parents interested in enrolling their children in kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. Registration will take place January 28 through February 14 at all three elementary schools.

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January 17, 2014 May 16, 2014 9:30 to 11:30 am

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Events | upcoming

St. monica middle school information night: 7-8:30

p.m., Jan. 22, St. Monica Parish Middle School Science Lab, 4320 87th Ave SE. Parents and guardians of prospective 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are invited to join for a Middle School Information Night. The meeting will begin with an overview of the STEM and arts curriculum. Reservations recommended. Email canastasi@stmonicasea.org. If you are unable to attend the Middle School Information Night, please call 206-2325432 x174 to schedule a campus tour.

‘Purple out’ game MIHS Boys basketball: 8 p.m.,

Jan. 31. MIHS - Main Gym, 9100 SE 42nd St. Come support the MIHS boys varsity basketball team as they take on the Lake Washington Kangaroos. Come decked out in purple to help support Schools Against Cancer Club in their attempt to raise cancer awareness in our community. french film on mercer island: 6:30 p.m., Feb. 7,

Aljoya, 2430 76th Avenue SE. The Mercer Island Sister City Association, the Mercer Island Arts Council

wednesday | 25 MIPA Preschool fair: 10

a.m.-12 p.m., Jan. 25, 8225 SE 72nd St. Looking for a preschool, enrichment program, or childcare on Mercer Island? Don’t miss MIPA’s 15th Annual Preschool Fair. Representatives from various programs will be onhand to answer your questions about their curriculum, enrollment, tuition, and program options. The fair is free and open to all interested parents and caregivers.

tuesday | 28 Cercle Francophone - French Conversation Evening: 7-9

p.m., Jan. 28. The Mercer Island Sister City Association will sponsor an informal French Conversation Evening for anybody who wants to improve his/her French at the home of Beth Brennen on Mercer Island. The only “rule” is that we speak French. All levels of French are welcome. For more information and driv-

and Aljoya will co-host the French comedy, “The Tall Blonde Man with One Black Shoe: Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chaussure Noire,” in which a power struggle within the ranks of French Intelligence leads an official to attempt to derail his rival. Lance Rhodes, a featured scholar in the Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau, will provide introduction and post commentary for the film. Wine and cheese will be hosted by Aljoya in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. prior to the 7:30 p.m. film. The film will be in French with English subtitles and is free to the public. For questions call Carla Peterson, 232-5354. Trina Wright

ing directions, contact Beth Brennen 232-7650 or Monica Howell 232-2983.

Amanda Wion as Flounder, Hannah Conradt as Ariel, Yasmeen Gaber as Sebastian, and Olivia Cranston as Queen Triton, rehearse for The Little Mermaid, Jr. production at Youth Theatre Northwest. The production runs through Feb. 9.

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Events | Ongoing

planning commission public hearing on coval property:

Holiday Art Show Reception and Sale: 5-7 p.m. Ongoing

7 p.m., City Hall - Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th St. A second public hearing with the city’s Planning Commission will allow for further comments on the 18 houses planned for the Coval property.

through Jan. 30, 2885 78th Ave SE, Suite 9. Featuring Mercer Island artist Theresa Goesling, Cindy Briggs and other Seattle area artists. Classes also offered at studio.

Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid, Jr.’:

ongoing Jan 17 through Feb. 9, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th Street. Cost: $13-17. Tickets available at youththeatre.org. MIHS drama department presents ‘The Laramie Project’: 7 p.m., Jan. 30,

31, Feb. 1, 6, 7 and 8. MIHS Performing Arts Center, 9100 SE 42nd St. In October 1998

Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. “The Laramie Project” is a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder. Cost: $10 in advance / $15 at the door. May not be suitable for all audiences.

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Writing down what we think and feel helps us cope with the world around us

My number one New Year’s resolution? Write every day. “Good for you,” you’re thinking, but that’s not for me. You write for a living. Yes, but I’m talking here about “expressive writing.” Recently, I stumbled on a wonderful motivation for everyone to write. Writing is good for you. Sharon Lippincott, author of “Writing for the Health of It,” explains that expressive writing benefits us both physically and emotionally. Physical health benefits include “lowered

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umn (Oct. 5 2013) that writing every day helps you “consider moving from being a character in your life journey to the role of author.” Write every day because it will help you sleep better, especially if you write just before you go to sleep, since writing has a way of calming our thoughts. Still don’t want to write? Afraid your sentences won’t be pretty enough? Go easy on yourself. Just try it for ten minutes or so. Think of it as writing practice—it’s not carved in stone. According to David Tabatsky, author of “Write for Life,” expressive writing can be inspiring, redemptive, and healing. Some even claim writing is better than therapy. (And cheaper, too.) Islander Claire Gebben is the author of a new book to be released next month, “The Last of the Blacksmiths,” published by Coffeetown Press. $16.95. It is available for preorder or find it in February at Island Books.

MEETING NOTICE Mercer Island School District

Unless otherwise noted, school board meetings are held at Mercer Island City Council Chambers at 9611 SE 36th Street. Board meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month. Regular board meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

Regular School Board Meeting Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 6:00 p.m. Call to order the regular meeting of the board 6:01 p.m. Recess to a closed executive session to review the performance of a public employee pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(g) 7:00 p.m. Reconvene regular meeting of the board and establishment of agenda Work and Deliberation • Partial Governance Monitoring - Policy 1800 – OE-11: Facilities and Capital Assets s Educational specifications s Integrus update on Islander Middle School expansion - Board Policy 1800 – OE-10: Instructional Program s Technology report s Assessment report (Smarter Balance) - Board Policy 1008P – Agenda Planning Calendar • Full Governance Process Monitoring - Board Policy 1605 – Monitoring Superintendent Performance

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• Governance Process Review - Board Policy 1601 – Governance-Management Connection - Board Policy 1602 – Unity of Control - Board Policy 1603 – Accountability of the Superintendent - Board Policy 1604 – Delegation to the Superintendent • Board Action - Australia band trip

Agenda items are subject to change. Please verify agenda items by going to www.mercerislandschools.org/boardagendas

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

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It’s simple, just keep moving to stay healthier,

What makes sitting so detrimental is that it prevents the muscles from contracting and causes decrease in blood flow, which reduces the efficiency of many body functions, including nutriBy Timi Gustafson, R.D. ent absorption, he added. Even moderate exerThe healthier and more physically fit you are, the cise such as walking up better your chances will be the stairs, cleaning house, to live a long and active or carrying grocery bags life. While that may be true across the parking lot can to a large extent, research- help strengthen muscles, ers now say that you don’t including the most imporneed to be a senior athlete tant of all, the heart muscle. to reap benefits from your For this reason, healthcare providers should physical conencourage espedition. It may On Health cially their older be enough to patients and those do just a little suffering from bit every day heart health probto keep you lems not only to going. The rest exercise regularly is just icing on but also to sit less the cake, but and move around it won’t make whenever they a decisive difTimi Gustafson, R.D. have the chance. ference in how Heart health well you age. is not the only A recent study from Sweden found that a gen- concern scientists have erally active lifestyle, even when contemplating potenwithout regular exercise tial damages from lack of sessions, can promote exercise. Prolonged sitheart health and longev- ting itself increases the ity. So-called “background risk of all causes of moractivity,” the usual wear and tality, independent from tear your body undergoes activities like running or as you navigate your day, visits to the gym, anothhas all too often been dis- er study (http://archinte. regarded or underestimated jamanetwork.com/article. in clinical studies on the aspx?articleid=1108810) importance of physical found. Researchers from exercise in older people, the Harvard University concluded that sitting for sevresearchers said. Whether someone exer- eral hours daily can contribcises rigorously for half an ute to chronic diseases like hour or runs errands all day diabetes and certain forms doesn’t make that much of of cancer, especially colon a difference. What matters cancer in men. People, like office workmore is that there are no ers, who have little choice long periods of time sitting but spending much of their near motionlessly while watching television, read- time sitting should at least ing, or doing work on the take regular breaks to walk computer. A lifestyle that around the building or is excessively sedentary for office park to stretch their whatever reason is the real legs. Retired folks who have culprit when people age more control over their badly, not only in physical schedules should not sit at home reading or watching but also in mental terms. The difference in likeli- television but get out in the hood of dying from a heart fresh air as often and as attack or stroke between the much as possible. The good news is that most and the least active increasing one’s activparticipants in the study was roughly 30 percent, ity level can be done at any stage in life. Numerous which is substantial. “These are fascinating studies have confirmed that findings,” said Dr. David staying both physically and Dunstan, head of the Baker mentally engaged not only IDI Heart and Diabetes can extend life expectancy Institute in Melbourne, but also improve the qualAustralia, who was not ity of people’s later years. At involved in the study. “But any rate, it’s an investment [they are] not really sur- worth making. prising since other studTimi Gustafson R.D. is a ies have looked at […] the registered dietitian, newsdetrimental relationship paper columnist, blogger between excessive sitting and author.  For more go to and mortality outcomes,” he www.timigustafson.com. said to Reuters (http://reut. rs/1fQaJGW) in response to the study’s publication.


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