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YFS Giving from the Heart Breakfast The annual breakfast to benefit the programs of the City’s Youth and Family Services is set for 7 a.m., Feb. 12, at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. For more, go to www.mercergov.org.
Actor, celebrity Joel McHale to host YTN Gala and benefit March 1
Sweets and sounds at orchestra event The Mercer Island School orchestras will hold their second annual ‘Disney & Desserts ‘ fundraiser at 2 p.m., February 9 at Mercer Island High School. The date was changed after the Seahawks won the chance to play in the Super Bowl. Advance tickets are $10 and can be purchased from MIHS orchestra students or online at TeamO-mi.org. Tickets at the door are $15.
School bond presentation today The Mercer Island Probus Club will hear from Ralph Jorgensen, a member of the 2014 School Bond & Levy Campaign Committee, on the Feb. 11 ballot. All are invited to attend and hear more. The meeting is at 10:30 a.m. today at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.
Feb. 11 Special Election Results The first results of the Feb. 11 Special Election will be posted online at 8:15 p.m. on Feb. 11. Updates will be posted at 4:30 p.m. every day thereafter. For more information on the election and how to vote in person, go to www.kingcounty.gov/elections/electioninfo/2014/201402.aspx.
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Under 40 percent send in WSDOT I-90 survey Just 3,595 Island households returned surveys on use of I-90 By Celina Kareiva
WSDOT’s recently released I-90 traffic study, shared alongside scoping feedback last week, reinforces what’s already well understood— that 98 percent of those surveyed make trips across the water over the course of a week, and that for a range of reasons—economic, social and traffic-related—Islanders widely oppose tolling. In November, the state agency mailed surveys to all 10,073 Island households as well as businesses, asking them to track the number and reasons for their travel. But the above numbers, high as they may
be, only account for the 3,595 Island households that returned a survey in time. “The WSDOT survey and scoping report reflect what we have been aware of for a long time—tolling would have significant adverse impacts on the region,” said city manager Noel Treat in an email. Around the same time, WSDOT also collected feedback in the form of public hearings, online forums and written word. A quick glimpse at the numbers reveals that most trips were made during peak commute hours and that more total residential trips are made between Mercer Island and Bellevue — 54 percent— than
to Seattle; and that weekly workcommute round-trips range from a single commute, to as many as 90. Islanders average in both directions of the bridge, seven round-trips per week. The survey was also distributed among Island businesses, which showcased similar trends but smaller volumes. More Island businesses reported work-commute trips between Mercer Island and Bellevue (55 percent) than to Seattle. Results also revealed a glimpse into Island lifestyles. Almost half WSDOT (48 percent) of Island households own at least two cars, and 32 percent have three or more. “While we knew Mercer Island’s ramp volume, what we didn’t know, was for what
Youth Theatre Northwest announced late last week, that Island native, Joel McHale will return to his hometown to host a celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of YTN. The 'Red Carpet Gala' has been set for 7 p.m., Mar. 1, at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. The celebration will highlight the success of the institution and its students and recognize the greater arts community that has contributed to the success of the arts on the Island. “We are so thrilled to have Joel make time out of his crazy
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Is I-90 trail a park or a transportation corridor? Court ruling opens possibility that paralyzed cyclist can sue city By Mary L. Grady
Former Island resident, Susan Camicia, who was paralyzed in a cycling accident on the I-90 trail in 2006 may be able to renew her effort to sue the City of Mercer Island for her inju-
ries. At the heart of the matter is whether or not the I-90 trail is a recreational facility or a transportation corridor. When Camicia brought her suit, the city said that the trail was a public recreational trail and therefore was immune to responsibility regarding any injuries that might occur during its use. Cities are generally immune from damages due to injuries at parks and recreational facilities according
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to state law RCW 4.24.210. Yet, in a 5 to 3 vote issued Thursday, the state Supreme Court has decided that a judge or jury must decide if the trail is a recreational facility or a lane for transportation. In short, if the trail is primarily for transportation purposes, then Camicia may have grounds to pursue the city for damages. Camicia has been unable to walk. She fell after hitting one of the wooden bollards on the I-90 bike trail. “I swerved to miss one of the footings on the temporary fencing and it led me right into one of the wooden bollards,” Camicia said in a video. As a result, she flipped over the handlebars and injured her spine. Camicia later sued both the builder of the trail, Howard S. Wright Construction & Co, and the City of Mercer Island. In its defense, the city pointed to state law that grants legal immunity to recreational land that is open to the public free of charge. In late 2011, the attorney representing the city, Andrew Cooley told the state Supreme Court, that the trail is a recreational
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facility and is maintained by the parks department not the streets department. The Washington state Department of Transportation (WSDOT) transferred ownership of a portion of the trail to the city in 2000 with the proviso that it was to be maintained for road/street purposes only. However in 1991, the city included the route in its Comprehensive Plan for Park, Recreation, Open Space, Arts and Trails where it refers to the trails as park lands. Camicia’s defense says that the trail was built and originally owned by the state as part of the I-90 project and is a transportation facility. “WSDOT described it then as a key transportation corridor, not as a park. As such, the immunity for responsibility for injury does not apply,” Camicia's lawyer, John Budlong, told the Supreme Court. The Court majority stated “Whether the city allowed the public to use the trail for purposes of outdoor recreation is a contested factual issue. So (Mercer Island) is not entitled to summary judgment in its favor.” The court ruled that instead a judge or jury must decide whether the trail qualifies to be treated as park, which has immunity from lawsuits, or a roadway, which does not.
Light rail to bring more commuters and idle buses to Island By Celina Kareiva
Light rail’s eventual presence on Mercer Island, will bring many new commuters to an already bustling corridor and at capacity Park-and-Ride. At an extended study session Tuesday, Jan. 21, King County Metro and Sound Transit convened conversations about how East Link could create a transit hub at the north end of the Island, and how the city can prepare. Light rail will absorb many commuters currently riding bus routes or Sound Transit Express lines, like 550. That creates opportunities to truncate and intercept bus service, says Don Billen, ST’s East Link Deputy Project Director. Representatives from either agency brought the issue to city council hoping to discuss how to create a facility that works for everyone. “To avoid duplicating transit services, we’re looking at how [we] can better manage Park-and-Ride systems, because nearly all are at or above capacity,” continued Billen. There are currently 400 daily bus trips that now traverse the Island in that I-90 corridor. Once East Link arrives, those buses
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may spend more time at the north end. Buses would park and sit idle for five to ten minutes to wait for the next train to arrive. That could congest circulation around the facility, given the limited curb space. Not every bus would park but at peak hours up to seven could sit idle. It’s too early to determine how many buses would still stop at the facility when East Link begins rolling in 2023, but representatives estimated between 300 and 500 daily, if built out for growth. Councilmember Debbie Bertlin reminded representatives that the Park-andRide was in a residential neighborhood. ST, Metro, the city and WSDOT will shortly begin a study to assess the impacts of the proposed “transit hub” on neighboring residences and businesses. The study will look at travel times, environmental impacts, effects on private property and station design, among other things. In February, Metro and ST will also kick-off a pilot program that will try out a new system of incentives at several Park-and-Rides, like priority parking for carpools and parking reservation for a nominal fee. Several councilmembers reproached ST and Metro for not considering the Island for the pilot program, claiming that it portrayed to Islanders that it wasn’t worth bothering with mass transit. “We don’t know where we’re going to land,” said Mayor Bruce Bassett of changes to the transportion network, “but I think it’s worth having further conversation rather than cutting this off.”
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purposes [people were traveling] and how that broke down,” said John White, WSDOT’s Director of Tolled Corridor Development. Islanders have argued that tolling of I-90 would grossly impact the city’s employees, many of whom don’t live on the Island. Sixty-one percent of households responding reported service workers—such as housekeepers, nannies and yard care employees—as using the bridge, for an average of five one-way trips over the course of the week. “This more detailed breakdown of things gives us confidence in the EIS and when looking at alternatives,” said White. “Our analysis will reinforce how different approaches to tolling would affect
The survey was sent to 10,073 households on Mercer Island. Forty households claimed to have lost, damaged or never received their survey in the first place. They were sent new surveys later in the week. The survey had a response rate of 38 percent, meaning 3,595 households returned the survey in time.
areas of focus—how it would affect commuters and businesses.” The themes identified in scoping feedback were also what you might expect, ranging from concerns about how tolling would impact home values, to what it would mean for the greater
Puget Sound region. The next step, says White, is to implement and deliver a draft EIS. The above results will help WSDOT identify the range of alternatives to be studied. Transportation leaders will also be watching the Legislature and anticipate more nuanced discussions about the future of transportation state-wide. Last year, the city announced in late 2013 that it was searching for a transportation expert to review the traffic portion of an EIS. For the complete survey results and scoping summary reports, visit: http://www.wsdot. wa.gov/Projects/I90/ C r o s s L a k e WATo l l i n g / ProjectLibrary.htm.
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Fewer homeless are ‘unsheltered’ in Bellevue By Daniel Nash
It was quiet in the wee hours of Jan. 24. And for some Eastside volunteers of the One Night Count, the annual census of King County’s homeless, the evening was mostly uneventful. That’s not a bad thing when you’re talking about men, women and children sleeping unsheltered in the winter. One night a year, the Seattle-King County Coalition on Homelessness gathers volunteers to venture out and count people sleeping in cars or known campout areas. Those figures are combined with the number of residents in recognized homeless camp sites, such as Tent City, to create an unsheltered count for the year. The figure is an assumed undercount due to limitations of time and manpower — not to mention the desire of some homeless not to be found — but the figure provides clear data on where the problem of homelessness stands yearto-year. King County’s numbers were up 14 percent in 2014, at 3,117 persons counted compared to last year’s 2,736. Seattle carried the brunt of the increase, seeing its count rise by 403 people. Kent, Federal Way, Renton, Auburn and the area’s overnight buses all saw at least moderate increases in their counts; Auburn had the greatest percentage increase, going from 57 homeless in 2013
to 97 this year. The remaining areas were down — in the case of Northend King County, drastically so. The Eastside saw a slight decrease from 197 to 178. Specific groups’ counts are not cleared for publication, but Stephanie Beighle, a ‘count veteran’ and the leader of the Bellevue team shadowed by the Reporter, noted her count was half what she would normally expect. “That’s good,” she said toward the end of the night. “It means more people are using the winter shelters.” Beighle has been a participant in the Count since its second year, and a count leader for almost as long. It’s a responsibility she doesn’t take lightly. She conducted two daylight pre-counts earlier in the week to gain an idea of where the likely campout sites were, and in previous years she’s brought her daughters along to help. Beighle was joined by three other veteran counters — Leslie Miller of The Sophia Way, and Emily Leslie and Alex O’Reilly of the Bellevue Human Services Division — and two newcomers: Councilmember Lynne Robinson and her husband, Dan, an administrator for the King County Housing Authority. “I’m here to find out more about the city’s homeless situation,” she said. “Affordable housing is an important issue for both myself and Dan.” Robinson said she
would like to bring more affordable housing into the city of Bellevue, through tax incentives for residential developers or other means. She and Dan note that most apartments are prohibitively expensive for people earning a lower income. Beighle’s Bellevue group primarily checked under overpasses and other offthe-beaten paths for campsites, and in parking lots for car dwellers. Over the course of the night she said she was surprised to find many campsites broken down and abandoned — including ones that appeared occupied during her daylight precounts. It was a potential good sign, if it meant the occupants were making use of the winter shelters. The group was heartened by its low numbers as it returned to the Eastside base camp, Bellevue Presbyterian Church. But they were aware their results were likely a sign of better shelter services, and not necessarily a decline in the homeless population. The higher numbers from other Count areas would confirm the latter, and a Jan. 28 email from Hopelink Housing Director Meghan Altimore, an Eastside coordinator for the count, would confirm the former. “While (East King County numbers are) down from last year, we can’t forget that there were an additional 125 men, women and children sleeping at our Eastside Winter Shelters,” she wrote to volunteers.
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ets take nothing for granted. There are likely many people who have yet to mark their ballot and send it in. There are just a few days left — just six days to get that done. But time enough to encourage neighbors, fellow shoppers at the grocery or folks standing in line at the post office, to vote — and to vote yes for schools. The vote on the Mercer Island School District’s $98.8 million to build a new elementary school and expand both Mercer Island High School and Islander Middle School, is absolutely necessary to ensure that Island children have adequate facilities and a first-rate education. Ditto for the levy that pays for critical operations and maintenance projects and ensures that the schools are fully staffed. And it is not about the buildings or the fields or even the computers — it is about our children whose way to an education and a bright future is in our hands. The world is rapidly changing and more children are on their way. We don’t want our schools to be overwhelmed and crowded and stressful — where teachers and staff have to worry about how to manage traffic flow rather than spending time working with students. In last week’s issue, we published a letter from 80 Mercer Island High school graduates who support the passage of the Mercer Island School District bond and levy. These alumni and their families have chosen to make their home here — a place they know is special — a community that supports excellence in public education. There could have been many more of these boomerang grads signing this letter, but there was not enough time. These Islanders, their parents and grandparents know that the values of good schools and community are one and the same. For those of us lucky enough to have landed here, voting yes is a way to give back. It is also a way to ensure that Island schools are place where opportunity is available to all to meet their potential. From the highly capable student to the special needs child, all are valued here. Let’s keep it that way.
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To the editor Coval development ‘doesn’t fit’ here I reside in the Island Crest Apartments, just below and in front of the proposed (Coval) development and was only recently apprised of the situation via flyers posted on-site. Obviously, the first thing I object to is the idea of cutting off the top of the hill. I’m not a geologist or hydrologist, but I doubt if I could be comforted by any study that determined this operation to be safe for those living directly to the west. I wouldn’t want to find out the hard way later on that it wasn’t. This seems to be a means of shoehorning more residences into an already sensitive (steep sloped, erosive, landslide prone) area. From my perspective, those four westernmost houses shouldn’t be built, and the crest be maintained as a buffer zone, if application is approved. That brings me to my next issue. 18 houses on five acres? What are the setbacks in between, 15 feet? And only 2.3 people in 10,000 square feet of house? Seems like a pretty big, dense footprint in an area where it really doesn’t fit. And I’m not the one to ask if the ravine is actually a watercourse, or which traffic analyses are accurate, but there is certainly disagreement, as developer claims appear to be in dispute. Wondering if self-serving deception isn’t part of the hidden agenda from people that won’t have to live with the effects they have profited from. Another questionable aspect is the seemingly subjective code enforcement by the City: Hardlining the little guy, but looking the other way for the entity? eg: Is infill even being consid-
ered on this under-utilized lot? There’s also the aesthetically unfortunate aspect of tearing down the Coval house itself, especially the pool room. It would be nice to relocate it, but logistically impossible because of the high-end design materials used. Overall, it’s just too bad that this neat, natural open space in a quiet neighborhood will eventually be replaced by overdeveloped gentrification. I would ask the Council to consider how your decision affects the entire spectrum of your constituency, not just a few. Cameron Ackley
Thanks to City Manager for action on crosswalk I would like to give a big shout out to Noel Treat, the Mercer Island City Manager. I contacted Mr. Treat last Spring after several of our middle and high school students almost got hit by cars crossing S.E. 40th Street near the High School at a busy unmarked
intersection. He quickly understood the problem, sent out patrol cars to observe the traffic and pedestrian patterns and got ahold of school officials. In short order, we were told that the City would be putting in a cross walk. The crosswalk when in right at the start of this school year with warnings in each direction. It has made a huge difference in the safety of the kids in the neighborhood as cars pay attention and stop for them. After reading about the recent tragedies in New York City where kids have been killed in car/ pedestrian accidents, I am all the more grateful. Thank you, Noel Rebeccah Graham
Council action on library remodel appreciated We would like to publicly thank all of the members of Mercer Island City Council for listening to the broad range of concerns regarding the King
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What was the story of the month?
“It’s the Seahawks.” dee hagstrom Retired Mercer Island
“Definitely the Seahawks.” keith chinn
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“The Seahawks going to the Super Bowl.” kimberly stegman Mailroom clerk Burien
“Macklemore won four Grammys.” Sanna James Nanny Seattle
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VOTE YES TWICE
For Mercer Island Schools Ballots Arrive Jan. 23, Due Feb. 11, 2014
Bond To Fix School Overcrowding
Renew Local School Levy
Mercer Island Schools are more than 700 students over
Washington State does not fully fund K-12 education.
capacity with 34 portable classrooms in use. The bond will
Mercer Island voters must renew additional local funding
build a new elementary school and expand the middle
to provide education programs not funded by the state.
and high schools – every school will be right-sized and no
We need this to keep our schools strong.
Levy Renewal Pays For:
School Board Listened and Acted. Bond Reflects Your Priorities:
• 26% of the District’s operating budget
• Lower cost
• Nearly 100 teachers and staff
• Fixes Overcrowding
• Maintaining our educational programs
• No swimming pool, stadium improvements
• Athletics, music and drama
• Maintains previous investments in schools
Endorsed by Island Leaders Current* and Former School Board Members
Janet Frohnmayer* Brian Emanuels* Adair Dingle* Dave Myerson* Pat Braman* Boyd Vander Houwen Brenda Paull Carrie George Susan Kaplan Dirk van der Burch El Jahnke Fred Jarrett
John DeVleming John Fry Ken Glass Leslie Ferrell Lisa Strauch Eggers Laurie Koehler Rand Ginn Susan Blake Terry Pottmeyer
Current* and Former Mayors
Bruce Bassett* Bryan Cairns
Jim Pearman Alan Merkle Judy Clibborn Elliot Newman Fred Jarrett
City Council Members Bruce Bassett Debbie Bertlin Jane Brahm Mike Cero Dan Grausz Tana Senn Benson Wong
Mercer Island High School PTA Islander Middle School PTA Island Park Elementary School PTA Lakeridge Elementary School PTA West Mercer Elementary School PTA
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Beware of bogus ‘Deputy Stephens’
Tuesday 21 MAIL THEFT: Police are investigating the theft of several pieces of mail from six victims who live on East Mercer Way and West Mercer Way. THEFT: A 54-year-old Island resident received a phone call from the Boeing Employees Credit Union about two withdrawals of $500 each made around 7 p.m. on Jan. 21. The withdrawals were made from an ATM at a 711 store in Puyallup.
Thursday 23 VEHICLE PROWL: A woman called to report that she discovered that her car she had not driven for a week, had been prowled. A set of keys to the car were found in another car that had been prowled earlier. They were returned to the owner.
Friday 24 FORCED ENTRY BURGLARY:
Sometime after 8 a.m., a person or persons forced their way into a home in the 4800 block of Island Crest Way through a garage. Other damage included a broken window in the garage, and the roof of a Subaru Forester damaged and dented by a large rock. A MacBook laptop computer was stolen. VEHICLE PROWL: Overnight on Jan. 24, a Honda Odyssey Minivan and a Honda CRX/D el Sol were prowled at a home in the 6800 block of East Mercer Way. There were no signs of a forced entry.
On January 27, six separate Mercer Island residents reported receiving a phone call from a “Deputy Paul Stephens” of the King County Sheriff ’s Office, telephone number (206) 552-1470. The “Deputy” claimed each resident had a warrant out for their arrest, most often because of failing to appear for jury duty. In most cases, the “Deputy” told the resident that a bail amount of $500 or $1,000 could be paid over the phone using an online payment service called Greendot.com. Unfortunately, some residents fell prey to this scam. Island police urge residents never to pay over the phone during a call like this, or in comparable situations, and reminds everyone that if something doesn’t sound right, it is most likely a scam. If a call is legitimate, there are other more customary means of making payment. If any resident receives a similar phone call, please call 9-1-1 and report it to the police immediately. inhaler, a Seahawks jersey, and a bottle of organic lemonade. BURGLARY: Eleven aluminum garage doors on storage units and garages were damaged at the Shorewood apartments sometime between Jan 25 and 26. The garage doors had pry marks. It did not appear that entry was made into any of the units.
Monday 27 SCAM: A 46-year old woman received a phone call at 1 p.m. from a person calling himself, "Major Stephens," with the King County Sheriffs department stating there was a warrant out for her husband for his arrest for a failure to appear for jury duty. She paid the 'fine' placing the amount on a Money Pack card then called him back giving him the
Sunday 26 VEHICLE PROWL: A 58-year-old
Island man reported that his car in the 4200 block of 85th Avenue SE was prowled and damaged sometime over a period of three days. Several items were taken including a phone charger, ear buds, sunglasses, cash, a albuterol
Laurel Nelms, a native Seattlite and 60 year resident of Mercer Island, passed away January 26, 2014. She interrupted her education during World War II to enlist in the Marine Corps. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, she studied art at Columbia University in New York, Burnley and Cornish in Seattle. After her marriage to Dick, Laurel returned to the University of Washington, graduating Magna Cum Laude and earning BA and MFA degrees. She devoted much of her life producing art in many forms; painting, printmaking and pottery, winning awards in juried exhibitions. Many of her works are in private collections. Laurel, loving and talented, will be missed by her husband, Dick, son and daughter in law, Garet and Tammy, sister, Camille Haley, relatives and friends. A service will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, February 11th at 1:30pm. 975043
serial number of the card. She later thought it was a scam and called police. ARREST: Police stopped and arrested a Renton man on two outstanding warrants as he was driving in the 6300 block of SE 24th Street. OVERDOSE: An elderly Island woman took a handful of prescription meds, stating: "Just let me die." The subject was committed to Overlake Hospital for a 72-hour involuntary commitment. ID THEFT: A woman was advised of suspicious activ-
ity on her VISA credit card. There were three charges she did not make. Two of the charges were made on Jan. 27 at Walmart and a sports bar in Bellingham. The women said she has the card in her possession and does not know how her information was compromised. The reported loss is about $2,700.
Tuesday 28 ACCIDENT: Around 8:20 a.m., Tuesday, near the Mercer Village parking lot, a Metro bus collided with a car parked in its stop, after honking for it to clear out. A witness statement, which did not match that of either driver, said that the vehicle was not stopped, but in motion when struck by the bus.
Wednesday 29 CAR PROWL: An Islander in the 4200 block of West Mercer Way reported $1,300 in damages due to a broken window and a stolen backpack, which included a laptop, graphing calculator and several textbooks.
State Insurance Commissioner finds a million uninsured in 2012 In a report released last Thursday, State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said that nearly 14.5 percent of Washingtonians or some 990,000 people were uninsured at the end of 2012, the latest date that complete data was available. And from 2010 through 2012, the number of uninsured people in Washington grew by more than 44,000. Four out of five people with individual insurance were also determined to be ‘underinsured,’ meaning
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Anthony Emil Vedrich passed away peacefully at home on January 27, 2014 surrounded by family. Tony was born September 28, 1933 to Joseph and Mandalina Vedrich in San Francisco, California. Tony is survived by his wife of 43 years Lucy, daughters Lisa (Jim) and Amanda, and grandsons Sam and Eli. He is also survived by brothers Mario (Arlene) and David (Susan) and nieces Darce, Stacie and Natasha. Tony went to Korea in 1950 to serve his country in the Army. He returned to San Francisco where he attended San Francisco State University. He began working for Olivetti Corporation in 1960 selling office equipment. He travelled the United States and made many lifelong friends during his tenure. He also met Lucy during that time and they started their family in San Francisco before moving to Mercer Island in 1974 when Tony became the Olivetti Branch Manager in Seattle. When asked to go to Italy to assist in developing a personal computer he declined because he felt there was no future for such a device. Subsequently, computer software became a passion and he performed beta testing for Microsoft. At that time he left Olivetti and turned his sales expertise to Real Estate. Through the years he worked at John L. Scott Real Estate and for a time ventured out and started Bruch and Vedrich, which expanded to nine offices. Through the years Tony worked as an agent, broker, and manager, but his most important role was as a mentor and friend. Tony also was an active member of the Mercer Island Rotary Club where he had perfect attendance for 32 years. He was in charge of their directory and newsletter for many years, and was a past president and board member. Tony was an active member of the local community and Emmanuel Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 1, Mercer Island, WA 98040 or Emmanuel Endowment Fund, 4400 86th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. 973135
they had plans that only paid for 25 to 40 percent of their medical costs. The Affordable Care Act fully took effect on Jan. 1 and the uninsured rate is expected to drop to 6 percent by 2016. “For many families who have struggled to get or keep health coverage, health reform couldn’t come soon enough,” said K r e i d l e r. “ R e g a r d l e s s of how you feel about ‘Obamacare,’ it’s hard to argue that we’re not making progress in stopping the growth of uninsured or that the status quo was sustainable. Before health reform, we had hundreds of thousands of people living one bad diagnosis away from bankruptcy.” For more, go to www. insurance.wa.gov.
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Letters | FROM 5 County Library System’s proposed remodel of our library at the City Council meeting on January 21 and for taking the time to listen KCLS presentation regarding the library remodel during the City Council Retreat on Friday evening, January 24. We are also most grateful for the Council’s official action taken to try to negotiate a path forward with KCLS for our citizens to have meaningful input in the remodel process as well the selection of the temporary library site. Thank you for your tireless work on behalf of the Mercer Island citizens. Peggy Sue Juergens Citizen Group Concerned about Library Remodel
Library: Council leads by example This is a letter to publicly thank the Mercer Island City Council for stepping up to the plate and being a role model of community governance on the issue of the proposed remodel by the King County Library System (KCLS). The facts are these: 1. The 2004 Bond issue that was raised by KCLS to renovate the libraries
for which it is responsible stipulated $730,000 for “essential maintenance and upkeep, access to more books and materials and an automated materials handling system to speed delivery and reduce theft”. 2. What Mercer Island residents received was a $3.400,000 complete remodel of the library that does not included the automated materials handling system but that drastically changes the design which the community originally created through a collaborative design process. Moreover, it portends a closure of the library for up to a year without a suitable substitute facility. Residents believe that KCLS appears to be not only poor stewards of the taxpayer dollar, spending money just because they have it, but tone deaf when it comes to community objections, declaring that KCLS is in charge and KCLS know best, a complete contradiction of the process by which the Library was originally designed. 3. City Council Members Bertlin, Grausz, and Wong attended a KCLS meeting on January 7 where the new design was presented to the community. It would be difficult, and contrary to the affirmations of such comments by KCLS Design
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Coordinator Ralph, to find anyone besides the KCLS staff and contracted architect, who were not stunned by the proposal. Wholesale gutting of the Library for what seems to residents little improved margin of improvement. 4. Community members were invited to the city council retreat on Friday night at the community center to hear a KCLS presentation to the city council regarding the remodel. 5. The City Council voiced its concern regarding the process by which the present design was created and asked KCLS for a 90-day delay while it appointed an advisory committee to take the issue under active study. The answer was that the City Council would have to take that up with the KCLS Board of Trustees this coming Wednesday, January 29th. KCLS reported they had followed its process and for them it was a done deal, citizens and City Council objections notwithstanding. When I say that City Council has been a role model for community governance I point to the following actions. Thank you Mercer Island City Council for your Leadership of our community. Gary Robinson
YFS ‘It’s all about community’
f you live on Mercer lead community service Island, then you know activities for eight weeks. that life here really is The VOICE Program was ALL about community. one of the things that Whether you moved here attracted me to the Island for the great schools, the community. It is rare to Island beauty or safety for have a community orgayour children or yourself nization that trains young as you age-in-place, Island people to use their talents life is about comand skills in betmunity. The tering our world. quality of life Sophie loved the of our commuother program nity is enhanced participants and by the work of the people she Mercer Island’s served through Youth and Family her projects. As Services (YFS). a mother, I saw My husband Kathryn Lerner her grow in comand I moved our passion, underfamily to Mercer standing and Island in 2008. We moved maturity. Her experiences here so we could raise our eventually lead to a paid children in a beautiful internship at a non-profit. community with people Both of these experiences who shared similar educa- developed her leadership tional and community val- skills, her compassion and ues. We have two daugh- her resume. My younger ters. One is in her second daughter, Emma, benyear of college and the efitted from the numerous other is at Islander Middle social and political conSchool. versations that took place My older daughter, around the dinner table Sophie, was a youth mem- during those years. ber of the YFS Advisory She is emphatic about Board for several years, participating in the midand participated in the dle school community community service pro- service program this sumgram VOICE throughout mer. high school. After her first A family in our circle year of college, she became of friends was struggling one of the paid staff to with their financial needs.
Because of our involvement with YFS, we told them about the food bank and assistance available to Island families. I joined the Board of the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) Foundation in 2013. I did so to ensure that the quality of life for my family and neighbors will continue. There will always be times in our lives when we will need more than our families and faith communities are able to give. And for those times, YFS is here for all of us.
Giving from the Heart Breakfast The annual fundraising breakfast is set for 7 a.m., Feb. 12 at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. The breakfast and program are free, but donations are accepted. To find out more about the event or the work of Youth and Family Services, go to: http:// events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event? oeidk=a07e8evkxy90636 67b9&llr=ev46abdab&sh owPage=true.
Help QFC Give Back to the Community While the holidays help us focus on giving back to the community, at QFC we try to keep the momentum going all year round. In 2013, QFC donated more than $250,000 to non-profit organizations in Portland and the Puget Sound and more than 2.7 million pounds of food to Food Lifeline and Oregon Food Bank through our Perishable Donations Program. We’re excited to continue our rich tradition of strengthening our community and we hope you’ll join us for these newly-sponsored 2014 events! Get a Little Crazy with us for Special Olympics Ever wanted to plunge into a frigid body of water in the middle of winter? Well, now you can do it AND raise funds to support more than 10,000 Special Olympic athletes from Washington! QFC is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the Polar Plunge events in Seattle and Redmond this year. So what exactly is the Polar Plunge? Crazy supporters of Special Olympics raise money for the privilege to plunge into a frigid body of water in February and March. QFC’s brave employee volunteers will be taking the plunge. Will you join us? Visit www. specialolympicswashington.org to sign up!
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Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women? It’s a major problem in the United States. Every year, 715,000 Americans have a heart attack and 600,000 people die from heart disease – that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths. That’s why February is officially heart health month. We want our customers and associates to be aware of the dangers of this deadly disease so that we can build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. At QFC, the coin boxes located at the checkstands will benefit your local American Heart Association from February 2 – March 1. Last year, your change helped raise more than $14,000 for your local AHA chapter. Visit www.heart.org/ pugetsound to learn more about ways you can prevent this disease in your life. Paid Adver tisement
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School briefs Governor proposes tax changes to raise money for schools Gov. Jay Inslee’s call to raise money for schools by closing tax breaks put the education funding debate back to lawmakers last week. Inslee’s plan to generate $200 million in new taxes by eliminating or revising seven exemptions is a slimmed-down version of the billion-dollar plus tax package rejected by the Senate a year ago. Republicans say lawmakers put roughly $1 billion additional dollars into schools in 2013 and can wait to make another hefty investment in 2015. Inslee didn’t seem concerned about the prospect of another defeat when he announced his idea. He spoke of the need to fill the “gas tank of reform” and satisfy the Supreme Court’s demand for “concrete action” to fully fund basic education of 1 million students. For more, go to governor.wa.gov/issues/education/.
to reduce costs, and over the long term, it will give students the opportunities and resources they need to make smart decisions on higher education.”
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Plano. “This is a great way for these five students to get hands-on experience that can impact their careers after graduation.”
Sen. Patty Murray sponFive to compete 2014 Stanley Ann sors ‘College Dunham scholarAffordability Act’ for aerospace ship now open Last week, U.S. Senator scholars program Patty Murray (D-WA) joined U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) to introduce the College Affordability and Innovation Act of 2014, new legislation to make college more affordable for students across the United States. According to Murray, the cost of college has increased by 300 percent over the last 30 years. Student loan debt is now the highest form of personal debt in the nation, reaching over $1.1 trillion for 38 million student loan borrowers across the country. “I’ve heard from too many students in Washington state who are struggling with student loan debt, and even worse, from others who are hesitant to go to college because the costs are simply too high,” said Murray. “In the short term, this legislation incentivizes institutions to innovate
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Five Mercer Island High School juniors have been selected to compete with 308 other students from across Washington state for one of 160, six-day summer residencies at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Alexander Eriksson, Luis Gonzalez, Alexander Hoffman, Anthony Pedreira and Ian Platou will be participating in the first phase of the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program. The WAS program is a free and competitive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for Washington state high school juniors. “Getting students interested in STEM programs – and aerospace in particular – has really become a regional priority when you consider our largest local employers,” said Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary
Application forms for the 2014 Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship are now available at the counseling office at Mercer Island High School and online at stanleydunhamfund.com. Dunham, the mother of President Barack Obama, was a 1960 graduate of Mercer Island High School and a lifelong learner who strongly believed in economic and social equality for people around the world —especially women. After earning a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Hawaii, she devoted her life to helping villagers in Indonesia develop self-sustaining economic programs. The scholarship was established in 2010 by a group of Mercer Islanders and former schoolmates to honor her memory. A $5,000 college scholarship will be awarded to a female student currently enrolled in the senior class
at MIHS who demonstrates a passion and commitment to the values and goals embodied in the life and work of Stanley Ann Dunham. Applications materials must be submitted by mail and received by February 28. The winner will be announced in May.
Student starts new sailing club at high school Mercer Island High School student Megan Skene, a junior member of the Seattle Yacht Club, is looking for sailors. Skene who is also the Junior Rear Commodore and Race Team member, is currently recruiting for a new sailing club at Mercer Island High School through the Seattle Yacht Club’s spring high school sailing program. No experience necessary. For more, go to the Seattle yacht club web site: www.seattleyachtclub.org or call coach Cameron Hoard at (206) 325-1000.
McHale | FROM 1 schedule to come back to Mercer Island and YTN,” said Manny Cawaling, the theater’s executive director. YTN is in the process of working with supporters and the city to find a new home for the theater. YTN now leases space from the Mercer Island School District. McHale is a comedian, actor, writer, television producer and personality. He is best known for hosting E! Channel’s Joel McHale The Soup and for his role in the TV comedy-series Community on NBC. McHale is a alumni of Youth Theatre Northwest. He appeared in several productions, including Oliver, Cawaling said. Proceeds from the event will benefit Youth Theatre Northwest. For tickets and information, go to: https:// www.biddingforgood.com/ auction/auctionhome.
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4495 E Mercer Way. Dramatic foyer leads you into opulence. This 6BD/5.5BA home on 2.91 acres has it all: incredible finishes, chef’s kitchen, elevator, home theater, master suite w/ fp, & MUCH MORE! Enormous wrap around deck to enjoy. Come Relax! 206.232.8600 www.johnlscott.com
4421 Ferncroft Rd. Dynamic 4BR/3.25BA home on estate-like setting w/ sweeping views of Lake WA. Open floor plan w/ designer touches, opulent finishes & attention to detail make this a special home. Tim Conway 206.954.2437 www.mercerisland.johnlscott.com/39084
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4222 Shoreclub Dr. Superior 4BR/3.5BA home boasts views of Lake WA, the Cascades & Mt. Rainier. Custom built in 2006. Utilizes innovative technologies & green initiatives. Energy-efficienct. Quality Finishes. 4,175 sf with flexible floor plan, 2 offices, wine rm & more! 206.232.8600 www.johnlscott.com
1 Brook Bay. The features of this 4BR/3.25BA home are enhanced by stunning city, mountain, & lake views from most rooms. Beautifully landscaped grassy flat yard & handsome ironwood deck. New Master Suite! Protected View Covenant. Cindy Verschueren 206.909.4523 www.mercerisland.johnlscott.com
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2423 61st Ave SE. A brilliant western focus on Seattle’s citylights and white caps of Lk Wash. 3,890 sq ft home with 3 to 5 BR (2 offices), 5 BA, rec room, theater, in-ground pool, exercise zone. Great sized living congregation room. Spa tub for 8, sun swim pool, beach bath.
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506 Lakeside Ave S. W1, Seattle. This lakeside unit is a quality built waterfront townhome with all the amenities. Roof top deck w/ view of Mt. Rainier as well as beachfront patio/garden to enjoy. Private Garage. Day moorage. Lou or Lori 206.949.5674 www.mercerisland.johnlscott.com/29029
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2242 82nd Ave SE. Merging of traditional style, coveted N’end location & compelling views of Lake WA & the Cascades, this 4BR/3BA home has it all! 4,520 sq. ft. w/ Legal ADU, bi-level view deck & pristine backyard.
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2708 65th Pl. SE. Stylish, Functional, Private, Convenient N-End Location! Move-in ready 4BD/3.5BA home. Filtered lake & city views. A must see to appreciate uniqueness of this special property. Betty DeLaurenti 206.949.1222 Martin Weiss 425.417.9595 www.mercerisland.johnlscott.com
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8420 SE 63rd. First time on market, this 3BD/2.25BA home has separate microcosms of delight. Space for gardening & zen dreaming, a separate cottage w/2 car garage, and storage galore. ONE OF A KIND! 206.232.8600 www.johnlscott.com
2424 60th Ave SE. Great building site w/ westerly views of Lake Washington & Seattle skyline. Level 10250 sq.ft. lot across street from waterfront property. Build your dream home now or keep for investment. Wonderful location to watch all Seafair activities & sunsets. Frank Ceteznik 206.979.8400 www.mercerisland.johnlscott.com/61538
4240 Crestwood Place. 4BR/3BA home, sophisticated architecture & updated interior, immaculately maintained & designed w/ an open floor plan for today’s lifestyle. Dramatic inside spaces & a medley of views as the back drop! Terry & Daphne Donovan 206.713.5240 www.mercerisland.johnlscott.com
7513 SE 27TH ST #14&15. Hard to find Office/Retail Condo in Mercer Island’s N’End Business Core. 2 Upper Floor Units sold together & next to another unit for sale, so potential to double sq ft. Used as retail dance studio since 1987. Huge Views! Dance floor w/hi ceilings. Dressing room w/private ba. Plenty of storage. Andrea Pirzio-Biroli 206.930.3456 www.mercerisland.johnlscott.com/57731
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7513 SE 27TH ST-A. Own your own office on Mercer Island. Office Condominium on the North end in the downtown business core. 1440 sq ft office space and 240 of loft storage/ work space. This end unit has two corner offices, one other office, reception area and a conference room. Level access from parking lot. Tim Conway 206.954.2437 www.mercerisland.johnlscott.com/12658
2929 Federal Ave. #B, Everett. 3BR/2BA updated condo has new appliances, carpet, paint & more! Enjoy full panoramic views of the Olympics, Puget Sound & stunning sunsets from the oversized covered deck. Walking distance to downtown Everett. Daryl Summers 206.697.0162 www.mercerisland.johnlscott.com/55918
236 S 152nd #103. Nicely updated 1BD/1BA condo. Enjoy the ease of a ground floor unit with an open floor plan and patio. Potential small garden space. Centrally located in Downtown Burien w/ close proximity to freeways, shopping, recreation & transportation. www.mercerisland.johnlscott.com/76968
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Streaking Islanders outlast Kangs Islanders pull off 13-1 run to close out game
Wrestling wins fifth straight KingCo title By Joseph Livarchik
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It’s amazing what can happen in the final two minutes of a basketball game. Just ask the Lake Washington Kangs. Making a 13-1 run to close out a hard-fought game between two teams vying for second place in the KingCo standings, the Mercer Island boys basketball team beat the Lake Washington Kangs 51-40 Friday, Jan. 31 at Mercer Island High School. The win gave the Islanders sole possession of second place in the KingCo Conference. It was the team’s seventh consecutive win, improving the Islanders’ record to 11-2 in KingCo play and 15-4 overall. The game started off as a low-scoring affair in the first, with Mercer Island leading 7-4 after one. The Islanders turned up the offense in the second quarter, scoring 16 points to take a 23-15 lead into halftime. But Lake Washington, coming off a loss to Bellevue earlier in the week that tied the Kangs with Mercer Island in the KingCo standings, would not go away and kept the game close throughout much of the second half. The Kangs brought a strong defensive effort in the third quarter, holding the Islanders to five thirdquarter points, to bring the score to 28-27 after three. Twice in the fourth quarter, Mercer Island’s lead reached four before the Kangs answered and eventually took the lead. With Lake Washington leading 37-36 in the fourth, Jake Stenberg sank two free throws to regain the lead for Mercer Island, 38-37. After another basket by the Kangs put Lake Washington ahead, Mercer Island responded with 3-point shots from Stenberg and
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Mercer Island’s Kaleb Warner drives past Lake Washington’s Drew Heimdahl Friday, Jan. 31 at Mercer Island High School. The Islanders beat the Kangs 51-40. Kaleb Warner to lead 44-39. The Islanders closed out the game with a 13-1 run to cap a 23-point fourth quarter and avoid a second loss this season to the Kangs. Mercer Island saw three players reach double figures, with Andrew Pickles leading the Islanders in scoring with 15 points, while Jake Stenberg had 14 and Kaleb Warner had 13. While the win gave the Islanders sole possession of second place in the KingCo Conference, the team’s standing was secured with the Kangs loss to Sammamish 65-52 Saturday, Feb. 1. Earlier in the week, the boys basketball team beat the Liberty Patriots 63-32 at Liberty High School. The Mercer Island defense held Liberty
to single digits in each of the first two quarters while extending a 10-point first-quarter lead to 20, heading into halftime up 31-11. Both teams upped the offense in the second half, but it wasn’t enough for the Patriots as Mercer Island kicked off another 30-point half with a 20-point third quarter to cruise to victory. Jake Stenberg led the Islanders in scoring with 17 points and Andrew Pickles had 14. Kaleb Warner contributed 8 points, David Emanuels had 7 and Teddy van der Velden had 6 for Mercer Island. The Islanders will prepare for the KingCo tournament, which begins Saturday, Feb. 8.
In his four years at Mercer Island High School, senior Jake Pruchno has not lost a KingCo dual meet. In fact, he’s not sure when Mercer Island lost its last KingCo meet. “I don’t know about the first year of the five-peat, but I know my grade hasn’t lost a KingCo dual meet,” he said. That run continued Thursday, Jan. 30 at Bellevue High School. With Mercer Island’s 51-27 win over Bellevue, the wrestling team won its fifth consecutive KingCo title, a first in Mercer Island’s history. Mercer Island earned four pins at the meet, including pins from Pruchno, Trevor Gullstad, Tanner Ranz and Luke Wilson. “It feels good, but it’s expected,” Wilson said of the Islanders’ fifth title. While wrestling coach Creighton Laughary echoes that it’s been awhile since the Islanders lost a KingCo match, the year hasn’t been without obstacles to overcome. “I had some serious doubts at the beginning of the season,” Laughary said. “We had low turnout and some serious injuries, which required guys to step up. We had some lucky breaks, but I guess we make our own luck as well.” “We had a couple holes
in our lineup,” said Evan Condon, who boasted 20 wins this season. “Chris Richards dislocated his elbow. Usually we have a pretty deep lineup, but this year there were definitely more holes.” Pruchno echoed Condon, saying the Islanders only went one or two deep at a lot of weights. But he said the team did a good job of bumping up to compete at different weight levels While the Islanders achieved their goal of winning another KingCo title, the team isn’t dwelling on their most recent feat and are looking ahead toward their next goal. “It’d be nice to wrap up the KingCo tournament,” said Pruchno. “Hopefully we can get at least six guys in the finals for KingCo,” added Condon. “It’d be cool if we placed in the top ten for state.” And Laughary said his wrestlers may also have some extra motivation to finish the season strong. Assistant coach Dave Rosario, in his first season with Mercer Island but with over 20 years of coaching experience in the Seattle area, is calling it quits after this season. “I don’t want to say ‘win one for the gipper,’ but a nice season and tournament would be a nice sendoff for him.”
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Four in a row for Island girls basketball By Joseph Livarchik
The Mercer Island girls basketball team won its fourth consecutive game, beating the Lake Washington Kangs 56-45 Friday, Jan. 31 at Mercer Island High School. With the win, the Islanders improved to 10-3 in KingCo and 12-6 overall. Mercer Island started the game off strong, leading 15-10 after one before the Kangs fought back in the second, holding Mercer Island to single digits to end the half down only a point, 22-21. But Mercer Island turned the tables in the second half, holding the Kangs to nine third-quarter points while using two 17-point quarters to pull away for the win. Jess Blakeslee led the Islanders in scoring with 17 points, while Anna Luce and Julia Blumenstein each contributed 12.
With KingCo’s secondplace Liberty High School losing to Bellevue 55-36 Friday night, the Islanders tied the Patriots for second place in the KingCo standings. The Islanders beat Liberty 53-48 two nights earlier at Liberty High School in the second matchup of the season
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between the two teams. The Islanders will finish the regular season hosting conference rivals Bellevue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Mercer Island High School. At 9-4, Bellevue sits just one game behind Liberty and Mercer Island for fourth place. Following Wednesday’s game, the KingCo tournament will begin Saturday, Feb. 8.
Mercer Island High School junior Evan Condon has made a verbal commitment to play NCAA Division I lacrosse at the U.S. Military Academy in New York. Condon accepted an offer to play at Army following an official visit to the West Point, N.Y. campus. A two-sport letterman at Mercer Island, the 6-2, 195pound Condon stands out in lacrosse and wrestling. As a grappler, Condon is 20-2 on the season in the 195pound class on an Islander team that secured its fifthconsecutive KingCo 3A mat
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Mercer Island’s Julia Blumenstein looks to drive against Lake Washington Friday, Jan. 31.
title. Condon learned his trade behind three of the stronger midfielders to play at Mercer Island, Islander midfielders Hayden Reisman, Steen Swedstedt (who will play this spring for NCAA Div. II Wingate University) and senior Peter Mahony (who verbally committed to NCAA Div. I Yale). As a sophomore last spring, Condon managed 14 points (9 goals, 5 assists) and 23 ground balls. Learning lacrosse in Mercer Island’s deep youth program, Condon’s undefeated eighth-grade youth team won the Greater Eastside Lacrosse League title.
Condon is also a National Honor Society member with a 3.7 GPA at Mercer Island High School. Once on the West Point campus in 2015, Condon will join 2013 Bellevue High School graduates Cole Johnson, who earned an Army roster spot this spring as a freshman, and Dakota Jones who is prepping this fall at West Point Prep, the U.S. Military Academy’s preparatory school.
With pillars adorning the walls and signs wishing the outgoing gymnastics team members well, the Mercer Island seniors came out donning togas and laurel wreathes for their final regular season gymnastics meet against Mount Si Thursday, Jan. 30 at Mercer Island High School. Despite gifts and warm words from coach Lenny Lewis, the Islanders lost to the Wildcats 169.45 - 157.2. Mount Si’s Jenn Rogers had the top all-around score with a 35.55, as she won the bars, beam and floor competitions. Mercer Island’s Catherine Seifert had the highest all-around score for the Islanders, placing fourth with a score of 33.05. Senior Emily Lightfoot was seventh, scoring 32.3 and Cara Bell was tenth, scoring 22.3. In the bars competi-
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8.9 and Lewis was eighth with a score of 8.7. Rogers led the field with a score of 9.65. Mount Si’s Hailey Johnson won the vault competition with a score of 8.9. Lightfoot tied for third with a score of 8.7, while Seifert placed seventh with a score of 8.35 and Esther Leung finished eighth with a score of 8.1. Next, the Mercer Island gymnastics team will compete in the 2014 KingCo Gymnastics Championships, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at Mercer Island High School. The top two teams, as well as the top three all-around and top eight individuals, will advance to districts.
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tion, Lightfoot, Seifert and senior co-captain Tonayo Crow all tied for fifth with a score of 7. Bell was seventh with a score of 6.5, and senior cocaptain Cheyanne Lewis was eighth with a score of 6.2. Mount Si’s Rogers and Carissa Castagna tied with a score of 8.5 to win the event. Crow had the top score for the Islanders in the beam competition, placing third with a score of 8.2. Lightfoot was seventh with a score of 7.7 and Rachel Hicks was ninth with a score of 7.2. Rogers had the winning score at 8.65. In the floor competition, Seifert led the Islanders with a score of 9.1 to place fifth. Lightfoot was sixth with a score of
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thursday | 6 MI chamber of commerce membership luncheon:
12-1:15 p.m., Feb. 6. This month’s speaker is Swen Nater, the ABA Rookie of the Year in 1974 , who went on to play for several teams, one of which was the Los Angeles Lakers. Cost: $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. For reservations call or email by Feb. 4 at 4 p.m.: 232-3404 or info@ mercerislandchamberofcommerce.org.
friday | 7 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 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 com-
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mentary 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.
saturday | 8 sjcc ‘A Stage is born’ auditorium grand opening: 8
p.m. performance, 9:30 p.m. reception, Feb. 8, Mercer Island Auditorium, 3801 East Mercer Way. Join SJCC’s inaugural event in a newly remodeled auditorium, a star-studded evening of entertainment featuring cellist Julian Schwartz, Tony-nominated actor Chad Kimball (“Memphis”), a preview of Book-It Repertory Theatre’s upcoming “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,” a rousing dance performance, and more. Tickets are now on sale.
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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. ‘treasures in miniatures’ call for artists: ongoing
through Mar. 20. Mercer Island Visual Arts League presents ‘Treasures in Miniature’ a small format art show. Cash awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. There is an entry fee of $25. Find more at www.mival.org. parks and recreation volunteer senior golf driver:
Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid, Jr.’: ongoing Jan 17
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Theatre Northwest, 8805 SE 40th St. Cost: $13-17. Tickets available at youththeatre.org.
Parks and Recreation is begining to recruit volunteers for its April through October Volunteer Senior Golf Drive. Volunteer bus drivers are needed to drive senior age golf players in vans to local golf courses, Mondays, April – October. Volunteers must pass a driver’s test in a 14-passenger bus and attend a driver’s meeting. You can golf with the group and/or
Events | upcoming long-term care facilities quarterly meeting:
1-2 p.m., Feb. 11, City Hall - Caucus Room, 9611 SE 36th St. All adult care facilities and adult family home coordinators are welcome to attend. St. Monica open house:
8:45 -10:45 a.m., Feb. 12, 4320 87th Ave SE, St. Monica School. join for informal tours of the elementary and middle school, led by current St. Monica middle school students and involved parents. St. Monica Parish School provides a rigorous STEM curriculum, geared to all learners, have lunch afterward. For more information call Katie Herzog at 206.275.7862. parks and recreation early summer camp registration:
ongoing Feb. 1 through May 30. Get a jump on Summer Day Camp registration! Register for Mini Mercers, Mercer Day Camp, or Mini Mercer Sports between Feb. 1 and 14 and receive $20 off your first camp, and entry into a drawing to receive half off your second camp. View summer camps at playonmercer.com on Jan. 30, and register at myparksandrecreation.com or call/visit the Mercer Island Community & Event Center; 206.275.7861.
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.
Special School Board Meeting Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. MISD Board Room 4160 86th Ave SE Purpose: To conduct a linkage meeting with Mercer Island Education Association representatives to discuss education-related issues. Open to the public. No action to be taken. Agenda items are subject to change. Please verify agenda items by going to www.mercerislandschools.org/boardagendas
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mercer island radio operators meetings:
Eastside P.E.O. Founders’ Day Luncheon: 10 a.m.-
7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 20. Mercer Island City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th St. Join MIRO for training for training and discussions on Ham radio operation. Most meetings are held at the North Fire Station. french conversation evening: 7-9 p.m. Gatherings
are very informal and intended for anybody who wants to improve his/her French. There’s no format or agenda.
2 p.m., Mar. 1. Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave SE. The annual P.E.O. Eastside Founders’ Day luncheon will be held. The Marketplace and registration begin at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $20 per person. For reservations, please contact Stacy McIvor at 425-821-0367 or email@example.com before Feb. 18.
Teens Library 4400 88th Ave. S.E. (206) 236-3537 www.kcls.org/ MercerIsland opera preview - The consul by gian carlo menotti:
7-8 p.m., Feb. 12. ItalianAmerican Gian Carlo Menotti was one of the most prolific (and popular) opera composers of the last half of the 20th century. The Consul is set in an unnamed totalitarian country in the mid-20th century. It is a grim story of Cold War politics, in which Magda Sorel, the embattled wife of a political fugitive, tries to keep herself, her infant child, and her aged mother-in law alive as her husband evades the secret police.
Teen Zone: Study, Games and Group Work: MondaysFridays, after school. Hang out, do homework, read or play board games. meet Washington state’s poet laureate and Mercer Island’s national student poet: 2-4 p.m., Feb. 8. What
is it like to be a National Student Poet? How can young writers connect with a larger community and achieve recognition? Come at 2 p.m. for a poetry workshop taught by Mercer Island’s own National Student Poet, Nathan Cummings. Nathan will encourage your inner poet and offer poetry writing tips through fun exercises and prompts. At 3 p.m., Nathan and 20122014 Washington State Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken will each read from their work.
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Small cabin w/ views of Lake Joy & mountains. 2 BR/1BA, kitchen, bonus room, living room back yard slopes to lake & dock. #401239 Keith McKinney 425-221-8557
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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
4BR home in the West Hills, close to military bases and Hwy 16. Crown molding, tile backsplash in kitchen. Cute patio area, fenced bkyd w/an amazing playset. #575492 James R. Shute 206-230-5421
Private drive ends at this cozy 3BR/2.5BA home, master on main. Spacious living areas, open kitchen and large rear deck and patio with a fully fenced backyard. #494945 James R. Shute 206-230-5421
Harbour Pt. Investor alert! Great 1br/1ba unit with no rental restrictions. Stainless appliances, W/D. Top floor end unit with vaulted ceilings, deck. Great buy! #576402
Michael Scott Broker 206-230-5455 Based on Mercer Island, Michael also serves clients throughout Seattle and the Eastside. His knowledge of the community, excellent negotiating skills and commitment to providing outstanding service will ensure your success in today’s market. You can read his client reviews by visiting www.great-scotts.com. Michael is married to Mercer Islander native, Stevie Scroggs. They have a precocious 2 year old, Martha, and a cocker spaniel named Milo.
James R. Shute 206-230-5421
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