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Rotary Run is Sunday March 23 The annual ‘Mercer Island Half’ aka, the Rotary Run, to benefit colon cancer awareness and prevention, sponsored by the Mercer Island Rotary Club, Swedish Cancer Institue and other Island businesses ,is set for Sunday morning, March 23. Festivities begin Friday evening at the Event Expo at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. There is something for everyone; a Kid’s Dash, a 5K walk and run; a 10 K run and the big daddy — the 13-mile half marathon race that winds all the way around the Island. To find out more about Race Day; events, start times, registration and road closures, go to mercerislandhalf.org or see Page 3.
Despite cancer, chemo, Islander continues competing in distance races By Joseph Livarchik
The summer after being diagnosed with lymphoma on, of all days, Sept. 11, 2001, Tom Giuliano did something crazy. While going through chemotherapy treatment, he competed in his first Iron Man competition. Thirteen years and ten more Iron Man competitions later, Giuliano is still at it. Despite his chemotherapy treatment, Giuliano is gearing up for the Mercer Island Half this weekend, in which
Kiwanis to meet March 27 Past International Kiwanis President, Sylvester Neal will speak and present an award to Mercer Island Kiwanis at noon, March 27 at Aljoya. All are welcome, but must RSVP by contacting Harry Dingwall at 232-0672 or email at email@example.com.
Extra hands needed to mail Island Directory Volunteers are needed to help members of the Mercer Island Guild of Seattle Children’s get the 2014 Directory ready for mailing. Volunteers are asked to stop by at 9 a.m. Friday, March 21, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave S.E. Questions: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-232-3903.
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The Elmira, a 1930, 36-foot English cutter, remains at the dock on the Beaufort property that sold in a day earlier this month. The boat, built at a Lake Union shipyard, was named for Elmira Beaufort who lived on the property for over 60 years.
Past meets present Property has five offers just hours after listing appears By Mary L. Grady
It is not the first time that Island realtor has sold a home in a single day, and these days, it won’t be the last. Island real estate agent, Lindy Weathers, knew the nearly pristine 33,000 square feet of land situated on the water on the north
end would sell quickly. But this was epic. “I posted the offer at about 10 p.m., and by 10 a.m the next day, I had my first offer, she said. Soon there was a total of five. “We could have had at least five more offers,” she continued, “but we told callers that there were five already in.” Weathers said that the sellers will get their asking price of $2.4 million and a bit more. At least three of the buyers were international, she said. And there were cash bids. The offer the own-
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ers selected is from a local builder. Weathers who grew up on the Island and has sold homes here for many years, says there are few properties that she has not seen. But this was one. The land and the old house built in 1914 has been untouched for decades and is not visible from the street. It took Weathers and her husband and a team of helpers a month to clear the land and haul away debris and old furniture. They even hired the ‘We Take Junk Truck’ that is often seen parked in the Town Center, said Weathers. There were blackberry vines that had grown over the front
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Preliminary plans for multi-family townhomes went before the planning commission Wednesday, March 13. The long plat, which is located just behind the old site of the Islander Restaurant and what will be the future Legacy Project at 7420 S.E. 27th Street, feature five town homes,
Citizen advisory group meets with library planners By Celina Kareiva
KCLS staff and a ten-person citizen advisory committee met on March 10 to advance remodel plans for the Mercer Island library. The meeting was an effort to ensure the design of the new space matched the needs and interests of its users, but members aren’t sure their message is reaching KCLS staff. “They spent a lot of time on the color scheme and the ambiance, which we all
agree should be kept soft and friendly and inviting,” said Lori Robinson, a member of the citizen advisory group and Friends of the Library. “But [KCLS] didn’t really deal with the other issues.” When KCLS presented updated plans in January, many neighbors complained that it was just change for the sake of it. They requested with the backing of city council, that KCLS allow up to a three month delay for more feedback. As of last
retaining walls along the rear of the property and a perimeter of trees. Renderings also show porches and garage space under the units. There are bay windows, balconies and columns on the west façade, and bay windows in the east. The proposed project lies in radius of several single-family homes and staff findings note for instance, that there is no setback on the upper story. But feedback is scarce at this stage. Plans were submitted to the city in late January and Nash and Associates Architects is listed as the
firm behind the future project. Because of its “multifamily” status, if the project proceeded it would need to host a formal public hearing before the design commission and then advance to the planning commission. When asked if recent buzz around the Coval property, an iconic Island home whose preliminary plans featured a 18-house development, would influence feedback and decisions about this project, Travis Saunders of the city’s development services department said each proposal stands on its own.
Monday, KCLS had only agreed to one meeting and a follow-up. But Robinson said staff and interim director Julie Brand seemed receptive and eager to work with the Island community. “The citizens group is concerned that they have presented to KCLS four times [their] priorities and they don’t seem to have been met,” said Robinson. “We’re giving them the benefit of the doubt that they will come back with the appropriate designs. I’m optimistic.” The committee presented three main priorities at last Monday’s meeting: a better interim space, a vestibule
that maintains its current size and usability and the location of the children’s area and meeting room. A petition requesting an alternative to the interim space at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has also been posted to the group’s website, libraryremodel.org. It notes that when the space was remodeled in 1990, adequate space was provided to continue use of the library without interruption. By some estimates the library could be out of commission for up to a year. For more information and meeting minutes, visit libraryremodel.org.
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In 2012, Bridget Aylen, then 10, of Mercer Island, won the Half Mile Kids’ Dash in the girls’ category. Here, her father, Richard Aylen, congratulates her. rides to and from the Island on race day for those presenting their race bib. Naye, in her fifth race as a director, said one of the goals for organizing this year’s race was to make it more of a community and family event. “We're really trying to get local businesses involved,” said Naye. “We’ve had fabulous support from businesses on the Island, from booths at the event to posting pre-registration parties and training runs. It’s feeling more like a community event than it first did when I got involved five years ago." The 2014 Mercer Island Half will take place Sunday, March 23, with dayof-event registration beginning at 6:30
a.m. Runners can pick up race bibs and registration materials at the PreRace Expo Saturday, March 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. Islanders should plan for traffic delays between 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Southbound East Mercer Way will be closed from Mercerwood Drive to S.E. 70th Place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. S.E. 24th Street will also be closed from 78th Ave S.E. to 84th Ave S.E. between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Islanders are suggested to use Island Crest Way as the primary roadway.
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As Island runners are preparing their legs and lungs, the Island is getting ready for the 42nd Annual Mercer Island Half. The event will raise funds for colon cancer prevention and Rotary Club charities. “It looks like it could be our biggest event yet,” said Rotary Race director Dawn Naye. Pre-registration numbers are up this year. Naye said 3,800 people have already signed up for the race, and they're expecting around 5,000 runners. Participants have many choices. There is the half marathon run/walk, the 10K run and the 5K run/walk. Children 10 and under can compete in the half-mile Kids’ Dash. All races will begin at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center, with the half marathon following the Mercer Ways around the Island. The 10K travels east across the Island’s north end, cutting back to the west side and then back to the start, and the 5K takes the east side across the Island’s north end and back. Added this year were free training runs, offered by Mercer Island fitness studio, Kix & Spinz. For the second year in a row, Sound Transit is partnering with the race, providing free bus
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Where does the money raised by events such as the Mercer Island Half, go? Money raised by groups such as Rotary for Swedish Hospital and colon cancer awareness also help patients beyond research and medical treatments. One example is the Patient Assistance Funds made possible thanks to community support. The fund provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families receiving care at the Swedish Cancer Institute. A team of Swedish caregivers determines eligibility and need, and works with patients to identify resource gaps where assistance funds can have the greatest impact. Fund disbursements are between $100 and $1,000. These funds support quality of life needs for patients and their families. Typical expenses include groceries, rent and utility assistance, parking validation; travel
to treatment sessions, child care; assistance with quality of life medications (such as pain and nausea), back to school supplies for children and more. This type of support is critically important as cancer is an extremely disruptive disease for patients and their families, leading to lost wages and additional expenses. Swedish Cancer Institute has identified patients living with colon cancer as having particular need, due to a lack of financial assistance programs available to them to aid with living expenses. Swedish Medical Center records show who was helped by this fund in 2013. • Nearly 60 percent of that fund helped 224 Breast and GYN cancer patients. • Nearly a third went to help 220 General – non breast and GYN cancers patients - that would include colon cancer patients. • Five percent went to help 200 children.
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City briefs City Parks and Rec Guide all electronic, all online The City has placed its 2014 Summer Recreation Guide online. Such a move aims to save money and help the city’s operations become more sustainable the city says. “This will save many hundreds of pounds of paper each issue, as well as postage and transportation to approximately 9,000 households. The cost savings will be reinvested by the city into more Parks and Recreation programming,” a press release said. Registration for all spring and summer courses has begun online; in person (at the Community Center) or phone registration begins March 24. Call (206) 275-7609 for more information or online at www.mercergov.org.
Spring recycling day is March 29 Just in time for Spring cleaning, the city’s recycling event is coming up. It is a chance to safely dispose of the old equipment and household items that are cluttering your basement or garage. The city will hold its half-yearly recycling day between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., March 29 at the Mercer Island Boat Launch under the western shore of Lake Washington under East Channel Bridge at 3600 N. Mercer Way. The service is free to
Island residents, but those who drop off items are asked to bring along nonperishable food items or a cash donation to support the Youth and Family Services food pantry. Make sure you check which items are allowed and which items will require a disposal fee by checking the rules posted at http://www. m e r c e r g o v. o r g / N e w s . asp?NewsID=1666. Residents can also buy a rain barrel at a highly discounted rate, just $25. These are available at City Hall.
City settles suit with former City attorney The Mercer Island City Council recently voted to settle allegations of Public Records violations brought by Bob Sterbank, a former Mercer Island employee who separated from the city over six years ago. Mr. Sterbank is currently the City Attorney for the City of Snoqualmie. Sterbank settled with the city for $45,000. In the agreement, the city does not acknowledge any wrongdoing in the matter. It has been an unpleasant task for the city. “The Council, City leadership and I are deeply frustrated to be spending time and taxpayer dollars on this, but unfortunately we all know that it’s often better to settle claims rather than pile up legal bills while pursuing a desired outcome,”
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said Mercer Island Mayor, Bruce Bassett.“This settlement closes a very difficult chapter and allows us to get on with the work our citizens expect and deserve.” In 2008, Sterbank received a severance check for $137,500 after he resigned — the equivalent of more than a year’s salary, less than a year after he was hired. The Mayor said the city is committed to transparency and the correct applications of the laws.
Council vote on hire of new police officer The Mercer Island Police Department is hoping to hire a police officer later this fall to be prepared for staffing changes as officers become eligible for retirement. The City Council was to vote on the hire at its regular meeting on Mar. 17 after Reporter deadline. The MIPD uses what is called a ‘Hire Ahead’ plan to keep the department fully staffed. The department hires new officers up to a year ahead of actual need, which allows the department to begin the months-long process to select and train police officers ahead of need. However, the City Council had voted to freeze one of the two already authorized Hire Ahead positions for the 20112012 year because funding in the criminal justice fund was low due to lower tax receipts resulting from the poor economy. The freeze restriction would need to be removed and
the budget adjusted for a new officer. Information from the city indicates that the police department averages two new hires each year due to anticipated vacancies. The police department is asking the Council now for the authorization as a former Mercer Island Police officer, who has been working in California, is returning to the area and has applied for a position in the police force here. The amount of turnover in the department is expected to increase soon. There will be seven Mercer Island Police officers who will be eligible to retire in 2015-2016, with four more in 2017-2018.
2015-2020 Capital Improvement Plan to begin As of this week, the City of Mercer Island is beginning is 2015-2020 Capital Improvement plan. The city’s finance department will first forecast the amount of tax and fee revenue available for capital projects. Among known capital improvement needs, the city also takes into account results from the 2012 biennial citizen survey which gathered information from residents regarding city facilities. In its preliminary forecast, the city estimates that prices for homes sold on the Island should increase steadily and bring in more real estate excise taxes. At the same time, tax revenue on motor vehicle fuel is expected to continue to decline.
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Your lawmakers at work Here is a short list of lesser new laws passed in Olympia By Jerry Cornfield Everett Herald
It is becoming clearer what new laws will emerge from the two-month legislative session that ended last week. For those keeping count, 11 had been added to the books as of Wednesday afternoon with dozens of bills still to be sent to Gov. Jay Inslee for his signing in the coming weeks. Not every piece of legislation earns a headline. Here are a few that have, and have not. • Maximum Funblock for Minors: Teenagers are barred from using tanning beds unless they have a prescription from their doctor for a few doses of artificial sun. And if you look 17 or younger, prepare to show a photo ID in order to use the equipment. • Left Turns on Red: It’s going to be legal for motorcyclists soon. If a motorcycle does not trigger a traffic light to change and the rider waits through a full cycle of the signal, they can run it. • No Peeking: Unmanned aerial systems, AKA drones, will keep flying overhead. But city, county and state law enforcement agencies can’t equip them with a “extraordinary sensing device” to track people below for an investigation without a warrant. • Vino to Go: Growlers aren’t just for beer drinking. Owners of Washington wineries will soon be able to sell growlers and kegs of wine at their tasting rooms. Customers can also bring in their own growler for a fill up. • Gin and Tonic, Hold the Rummy: Nonprofit senior centers can soon add Happy Hour to their list of daily activities. Centers can
obtain a liquor license to sell spirits, wine and beer every day as long as they offer some food service. Until now, centers needed to buy a special occasion license if they wanted to sell booze at a specific event. • Keep Your Plates, Please: The requirement to replacing license plates every seven years is ending. Now, plates will change when the ownership of a vehicle changes although the new owner can apply to keep them. • And Speaking of Plates: Backers of breast cancer research and Seattle University will be able to show support with a license plate. Sales of the breast cancer awareness plate will aid the state Department of Health’s breast, cervical, and colon health programs. Seattle University will use proceeds it collects for student scholarships for current and incoming students. • Made in Washington: A bivalve mollusk and a waterfall are getting added to the honor roll of official state icons. Lawmakers designated the Ostrea lurida, commonly called the Olympia oyster, as the official oyster and the Palouse Falls as the official waterfall. • The Fine Print: Collective bargaining agreements between school districts and their teachers must be posted online starting this fall and updated whenever revisions are made. Many districts already do this but may need to highlight it better on their websites. Also, budget information on funding of Associated Student Body programs must be posted for all to see. Political reporter Jerry Cornfield writes for The Everett Herald, a sister paper to the Mercer Island Reporter.
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To the editor Vote Yes on Transit tax Vote ‘no’ on Metro initiative Transit tax hike In April, King County voters must decide whether to approve a measure that will provide additional funding for transportation, most importantly for public transit but also road maintenance. I urge Mercer Island voters to approve this measure in order to save what little local bus service we have on Mercer Island. As meager as Metro’s Mercer Island service is, the few popular routes on the Island are useful for demonstrating how we might someday increase bus ridership on Mercer Island. Let them be canceled and I fear that good bus service on Mercer Island will become extinct for all time. When I say “good bus service” I’m talking about buses that pick people up near their home and transport them to near where they work or go to school in a reasonable amount of time. That’s the kind of bus service that will work on Mercer Island and that improves the quality of life not just for those who take the bus but also for everyone in the neighborhood. If the funding measure does not pass then we will lose the only useful bus service we have on Mercer Island and be left with the Park and Ride which is, in reality, just a grand parking scheme for Seattle and Bellevue. So please vote yes in April for the King County transportation measure and save Mercer Island’s last working bus system. W. Clark Powell
“We’ll probably vote, as long as we’re in town.” Kyle Ray Starbucks Mercer Island
greater tax injustice. At Eastside Transportation Partnership and South County Thoughtful citizens in east and Area Transportation Board meetsouth King County must vote ings, local officials complain regu“no” on yet another unfair Metro larly that east and south county Transit tax hike — inequitable residents pay too much for transit both for present and potential services and receive too few. Yet, transit users and also for taxpay- these officeholders fail repeatedly, ers countywide — to remind offi- nonetheless, to represent their cials elected here to represent their constituents as forcefully as those elected in Seattle, leaving suburconstituents far more faithfully. East and south county taxpay- ban and rural taxpayers contribers underwrite 35 percent and 30 uting ever more transit taxes, but percent of Metro’s excessive costs, receiving proportionally less-andbut receive, respectively, only 17 less public transport. As the King County Council percent and 20 percent of that was specifically informed with agency’s essential transportation. Immense revenues are diverted great respect — but with like clarity — at the public hearing required to subsidize Seattle, for another Metro thereby leaving tax hike on Feb. 24: insufficient funds to when two-thirds close gaping holes of county residents Send your letters to: in important tranare being fleeced firstname.lastname@example.org. sit routes, includto featherbed tranKeep it brief, courteous, ing pivotal connecsit overwhelmingly and sign your name. tions long missing designed to favor between family the other one-third, wage employment intentionally, resulting inequaliin east county and less expensive ties yield far less constructive housing in south county. Suburban and rural taxpay- discussions than if council memers provide almost exactly two- bers would responsibly focus on thirds of Metro’s resources, despite Metro’s unsustainable operating receiving just over one-third of cost of $155.38 per hour (among bus service. This massive transit the very highest, nationwide, and taxation inequality is acceler- according to National Transit ating, presently, as routes outside Database records). Nearly as regrettable as this tax Seattle are cut repeatedly to safehike proposal’s unfairness to twoguard transit there. The proposed tax hike would thirds of county residents — as not simply fail to resolve this enor- transit users and as taxpayers — mous unfairness but, if enacted, is a colossal missed opportunity would actually worsen gross ineq- to earn citizen trust through baluities between transit unavailabil- loting that, instead, squanders ity already shorting two-thirds of the best prospect in decades to county residents and thereby still add both transit finance stability for everyone reliant thereon
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YTN says ‘thank you’ to supporters On behalf of the Students, Board and Staff, of Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN), I’m writing to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who attended our 30th anniversary celebration, the Red Carpet Gala on March 1. Your generous donations and commitment to youth arts raised nearly $60,000 to support our programming! Thank you, thank you, thank you… What a marvelous evening
it was! Like a scrapbook come to life, our event animated our incredible 30-year legacy and paid honor to truly amazing individuals through the Footie Awards. It was such a joy to welcome Joel McHale back to his Youth Theatre roots and recognize the tremendous accomplishments of other esteemed alumni. Thank you for sharing this special day with us. We hope you will stand by us as the details and needs of our impending transition to Emmanuel Church become clear. Though our future is bright, we have many obstacles to overcome to sustain our valuable program, especially during the interim years while we move forward to design and build the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA). For more information, visit MercerIslandArts.org. Again, thank you for your support. We are genuinely touched and humbled by the outpouring of love and support, highlighting 30 years of profound connections--student to artist, performer to audience, teacher to student, child to child and Youth Theatre to community. When I look back on our history, I am amazed by the impact we have made and inspired by our firm belief that the best is yet to come. If you weren’t able to attend but would still like to support our work and children, please send a check to P.O. Box 296 or call (206) 232-4145, ext. 100. Manny Cawaling Executive Director, Youth Theatre Northwest
Will you vote in the April 22 special election regarding sales and use tax for transportation improvements?
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past | FROM 1 windows on the house and on to the roof. But the view from the dock is stunning, encompassing south Bellevue and the roof tops of downtown there. To the far northwest, SR-520 is visible on a good day. On a sunny day recently, birds wheeled above the boat. The water was crystalline. The home was originally built in 1914. The name of the original owners is lost. “It was really just a summer cabin,” said Marilyn Beaufort. But the house changed little over the years. It still has the remains of a coal bin and an original furnace.
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It took several days and trips to the dump to clean up the structure, which Weathers said is unsound. Despite the still fine fir floors and other sturdy features, the ceilings sag and the floor in the front room slopes. The home has not been occupied for seven years said Marilyn Beaufort, after her mother-in-law, Elmira Beaufort died at 95. John Beaufort Sr. died in 1983. The property was marketed without any value attributed to the house. It will be demolished. The house was purchased by John Beaufort Sr., who immigrated with his family from Holland to California in 1920.
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He graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in engineering. He later came north to Seattle, where there were many other Dutch people. He worked for Paccar for many years. He and his wife Elmira bought the home and land in 1929 for $7,500 — the equivalent of $103,000 today. The couple moved in to it in 1930 and later that year, their first son, John Jr. was born. Also that year, the elder Mr. Beaufort commissioned a 36-foot English cutter to be built at a Lake Union boat yard. It was christened “Elmira,”
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Upper left, a view of inside the old house. Center, a view of the dock and the ship, Elmira. Above, the front rooms of the original shingled house, built in 1914, with its many windows facing the lake. for his wife. The Beauforts had three children; John Jr. who lives on the Island with his wife Marilyn, a brother Pete who was killed in a car accident in 1955 and a sister Jean, who lives in Sequim. The family had a large garden and chickens. As a boy, John Jr. sold and delivered the chickens to
teachers at the East Seattle School. Now, the small house sits between two very large and much more modern, upscale homes that face the water. The property has 60 feet of north and northwestern facing no-bank waterfront. The expanse of lawn flows from east to west mostly without barriers beyond the clumps of
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While no one seems to mourn the loss of the old house, the ‘Elmira’ will remain with the family. “No one is ready to part with it,” Marilyn Beaufort said. Yet, there still could be treasures in the tangles of shrub and weeds that remain on the property. Elmira Beaufort, a Canadian, grew up in Victoria, B.C. She was a friend of Jennie Butchart of the famous gardens there of the same name, explained her daughter-in-law. In the summers, the Beauforts gathered up their three children for long voyages on the Elmira, stopping for several days along the way. They would tie up the ship at the back gate to the Butchart Gardens on the shore of the Vancouver Island. The two women shared a love of flowers and plants. No doubt Elmira brought a few cuttings home to plant on the Island.
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hedges or trees. Marilyn Beaufort remembers when all the lawns along the lake ran together and the children would be free to roam and play.
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THURSDAY | 27 ACCIDENT: A car was backing out of a spot in the Walgreen’s lot and slammed into a second waiting car, colliding with the front of the driver’s side. The driver of the first vehicle said he hadn’t seen the second car, but had felt a “thump” and tried to leave the scene. A witness was able to stop him before he could leave the lot.
FRIDAY | 7 MENTAL: An intoxicated woman was contacted for threatening suicide. When police asked her about her intentions, she confirmed that she wanted to hurt herself. The woman was committed to Overlake Hospital. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: Around 4:30 a.m. police responded to Mercer Island Middle School to reports of a car stuck in the mud. Upon arriving, the officer found an unoccupied four-door sedan in the back lot. The officer tried to locate the driver of the car but couldn’t. The vehicle was impounded and towed. SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCE:
An Island woman on Holly Lane reported finding blood on the door step and at the garage entrance. Officers conducted an area search to no effect. They collected the blood and submitted it for analysis. COLLISION: A car was exiting the I-90 ramp at Island Crest Way around 2 a.m. but failed to negotiate a right hand turn. He struck a raised triangle median and came to a stop in a strip of vegetation on the west side of Island Crest Way. The investigation was conducted only based on evidence because by the time officers got to the scene there was no driver or witnesses on site.
SATURDAY | 8 ASSAULT: Two men got into a verbal argument at a house in the 3200 block of E. Lexington Way. It quickly escalated and one of the men took two kitchen knives and pressed them against the other’s bare abdomen. No injuries were sustained but an Island man was booked into King County Jail for second degree assault.
March 8 and 9. Upon returning they didn’t find any mail and suspect that a Netflix DVD and other miscellaneous mail may have been stolen. Losses were approximated at $12. TRESPASSING: Staff at Stopsky’s reported a man trespassing and called police. The responding officers could not locate the man but Stopsky’s staff saw him the next day and followed up. COURT ORDER: A Renton man was placed under arrest and handcuffed in the 9600 block of S.E. 36th St. He was transported to SCORE. TUESDAY | 11 FRAUD: A Seattle woman reported a debit card fraudulently used to make three purchases for $518. She still had the card in her possession when the purchases were made.
WEDNESDAY | 12 FRAUD: At 12:30 p.m. a Mercer Island woman reported to MIPD that the Seattle Archdiocese website was hacked and employee information compromised. Her social security number was used to file a fraudulent tax return. The fraud occurred sometime between Jan. 1 and Mar. 12.
SUNDAY | 9 DISORDERLY CONDUCT: A
man entered Stopsky’s restaurant and created a disturbance when he was refused free food. The patrons of the restaurant claimed that they felt unsafe and alarmed by the subject’s outburst. WARRANT ARREST: Police made contact with a suspect in the QFC parking lot after a complaint of public urination in Pioneer Park. The subject had an arrest warrant in his name with the city of Shoreline. He was booked in King County Jail.
THURSDAY | 13 WARRANT ARREST: Around 10:45 a.m., officers arrested a Mercer Island man under a felony assault warrant in the 3200 block of E. Lexington Way. He was listed under $20,000 bail and booked in King County Jail.
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Six Island youth accused of theft at home of family on vacation Mercer Island police say that several Island youth partied at an Island waterfront home and helped themselves not only to alcohol but electronics, cash and valuables as well. Last month, a resident of Holly Lane left for a vacation in Hawaii. She gave her nephew permission to enter her home while she was away to look after it. She gave him the code to access the house through the garage. A week later, he called her in Hawaii to tell her that a 'friend' had robbed her house and that he did not know what was missing. He admitted to her that he had a few friends over one evening and that unknown to him, they had remained in the house after he left. According to reports, $21,000 worth of goods and cash was taken. To date, approximately $7,000 in property has been recovered. A variety of charges are pending, including residential burglary, theft, possession of stolen property and trafficking in stolen property. According to police reports, six male Mercer Island youth are suspects. Three are over 18 years old, and the three others are 17. The three adults were booked into King County jail and spent a night there.
THEFT: Two bottles of unknown liquor were stolen from the Island’s south-end QFC around 8 p.m. Video surveillance was available from the crime scene but no suspects were formally identified. THEFT: Homeowners in the 2800 block of 68th Ave. S.E. were out of town between
THEFT: An Island man reported that somebody had ripped out two yard lights and a sprinkler head in the 4000 block of E. Mercer Way. It resulted in damage to the wiring and possibly the sprinkler. No suspect was identified. CAR PROWL: An Auburn man arrived to work at a construction site at 82nd and left his wallet in his unlocked truck, in the center console. Someone entered the truck, stole his wallet and attempted to use his debit card at a 7-11 in Shoreline. RUNAWAY: A mother called reporting that her daughter had run away. Her last contact was just before 9 p.m. via a text message. The mother claimed that her daughter had no known friends on the Island, despite claiming that she was spending the night at a friend’s house. She would not give a location. The case was transferred to NORCOM.
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION, OPEN RECORD HEARING, AND MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application has been received for a preliminary long plat located at 2960 76th Ave SE and 2970 76th Ave SE (King County Parcel #s 5315100986 & 5315100995) to subdivide two existing parcel into 18 lots (File #SUB13-014). The open record public hearing on this application has been rescheduled with the Planning Commission for 4/2/2014 at 7:00 PM in the Mercer Island Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington. A subsequent public meeting with the City Council has tentatively been scheduled for 7:00 PM on 5/5/14. Following review of the submitted State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) environmental checklist, and related environmental information, the City
issued a SEPA Mitigated Determination of Non-Significance (MDNS) for this project. Only those persons who submit written comments during the comment period that ended on 3/17/14, or testify at the 4/2/14 open record public hearing will become parties of record and have the right to appeal. You may review the file on this matter at the City of Mercer Island, Development Services Group, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA. Contact George Steirer for more information at george.steirer@ mercergov.org or 206-275-7719. Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on March 19, 2014. ##1010353.
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The juveniles were arrested and later released to their parents. Reported missing from the home are between 20 and 30 bottles of alcohol including a bottle of Louis XIII Cognac, reportedly worth $6,000; an Xbox worth $300; $3,000 in U.S. currency; a Louis Vuitton wallet valued at $1,000 and an Apple ipad2 valued at $400. Items what were stolen and recovered included a Bottega Veneta handbag valued at $2,000, two Nikon cameras and a lens valued at over $2500, and $9,000 in Chinese currency worth $1,400 in U.S. dollars. One of the students was found to have a $4,000 folded check in his wallet made out to the homeowner when he was taken into custody by police. The homeowner said there was no apparent damage to the house.
Terror arrest at U.S. border On Monday, March 17, just before Reporter deadline, the news broke that 20-year old Nicholas Teausant, who lives in California, but grew up on Mercer Island, was arrested trying to cross the U.S. - Canadian border apparently on his way to Syria to join the terrorist organization known as al Qaeda in Iraq. Teausant was later charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. As of press deadline, the Reporter had not verified if he had been a student at Mercer Island High School or other details. Please check www.mireporter.com for updates on this story.
Foster S. Cronyn
On February 15, 2014, Foster S. Cronyn, CPCU, lost his battle with congestive heart failure. Foster was born on February 23rd, 1924 at Walter Reed Hospital to Master Sergeant Foster and Elizabeth Cronyn. He was a 1941 graduate of Clover Park High School in Lakewood, WA. He went on to graduate from Boise Junior College before joining the Army in 1943. He proudly served with the 324th Regiment, 44th Infantry Division in France where he earned a Purple Heart, and was awarded the DistinguishedService Cross for extraordinary heroism in battle. After the war, he attended the University of Washington, graduating with a BA in 1948. On campus he met the love of his life, Patricia Jean Davie, and they were married in August, 1952. Foster earned his CPCU in 1961, and spent more than 30 years with Unigard Insurance, retiring in 1983 as the Vice President of Public Relations. Not one to sit idle too long, he began his own Legislative Consulting business in 1984. Foster was always active in the lives of his 4 children, volunteering time with the Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, spending 3 years as the Scoutmaster of troop 457 on Mercer Island. He loved the outdoors and was an avid skier. Winter weekends found the family at Crystal Mountain, Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie or riding the rope tows at Paradise on Mt. Rainier. He sailed, canoed, kayaked and camped throughout the Pacific Northwest. In quiet times he was always reading a good book or writing his own poems. Foster and Pat spent their golden years traveling through Europe, Canada, all around the U.S., with numerous trips to Cabo St Lucas, where he always ate shrimp.They joined friends to build homes in Guatemala with Habitat for Humanity. He was an active member of the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. History was a strong interest and he researched NW Native culture and traveled most of the Lewis and Clark route. Foster is preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife Patricia, daughters Maurene (Joe Albert) and Janene (Dermott Gilmartin), sons Foster (Mary Beth) and Matthew (Sam), and his loving grandchildren Heather, Shannon, Andrea, Sean, Foster, Clare, Reilly, Julia and Connor and great-grandson Rilyn. He also leaves behind brother-in-law Dr. Earl Davie (Anita) and their family. Services will be held on March 29th, at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Donations may be made in his honor to the National Park Service, or to your favorite charity. 1010031
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Mixed results for education as Legislators go home A ‘new’ school diploma but ‘No Child Left Behind’ funding in danger Reporter Staff
The final day of 2014 Legislative session in Washington state resulted in a big win for all students with the passage of the College and Career Ready Diploma bill and a major loss for Title I schools and the low-income students they serve. The House (93-5) and Senate (45-2) resoundingly passed Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6552, which authorizes the 24-credit Career & College Ready Diploma and more closely aligns Washington state's graduation requirements with college-entrance
requirements. The education policy and advocacy group, Partnership for Learning explains on its website that SB 6552 not only authorizes a new 24-credit high school diploma beginning with the class of 2019, but also addresses instructional hours, calls for the development of career and technical courses equivalencies and reallocates $97 million in the budget for science labs, high school counselors and materials, supplies and operating costs to assist districts in implementing the new diploma. Partnership for Learning, also says the 24-credit diploma has been a long been a priority of the State Board of Education, Washington Roundtable, Partnership for Learning and Excellent Schools Now coalition.
However, the state Legislature left Olympia without making a oneword change in current law, from “may” to “must" that would've required districts to use student growth scores in teacher and principal evaluations. That change would have allowed Washington to keep its federal waiver from No Child Left Behind requirements. Now, many districts will likely lose control of $44 million in federal funds meant for the state's neediest students and all Title I schools (nearly 1,000) will be considered in “need of improvement,” or failing. Gov. Jay Inslee, State Superintendent Randy Dorn and numerous district superintendents lobbied lawmakers to make the change in law.
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Legislature ends on time with basic ed funding unresolved By Elliot Suhr
WNPA News Service
House Bill 2797 and Senate Bill 6483 have a lot in common. Both increased funding for K-3 classroom construction, both had bipartisan sponsorship and both failed to reach the governor’s desk. In McCleary v. Washington, the state Supreme Court ruled the state was not sufficiently funding basic education. Earlier this year, the court ordered legislators to quicken the pace of funding to meet McCleary obligations—including K-3 class size reductions. According to the National Education Association, Washington state is fourth worst in the nation for classroom sizes. House Bill 2797 would have sold $700 million in lottery-backed bonds to fund K-3 classroom construction, and passed out of the House 90-7 with bipartisan support. It failed to make it to the Senate floor after State Treasurer Jim McIntire said lotterybacked bonds were too risky. “We couldn’t get traction for it over here. There was too much opposition,” said Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, prime sponsor of SB 6483. “This was kind of a workaround to see if we could get support, but we’re still not there.” SB 6483 would have
School briefs ‘Different Learners ‘ review community update is April 3
A community update forum for the District Different Learners Review will be held between 1:30 and 3 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the School District Admin Building Board Room. The agenda for the Forum is focused on updates on the three recommendations identified for the 2013-2014 school year (K-8 Universal screening, K-2 Literacy Review and Curriculum Adoption and Targeted Professional Development). There will be time for questions and/ or comments as well.
sold $825 million in gen- education by closing tax eral-obligation bonds—as exemptions. Leaders in the opposed to lottery-backed Senate Majority Coalition revenue bonds—to mod- Caucus said that education ernize STEM facilities, fund funding discussions would all-day kindergarten and be better suited for next sesreduce K-3 class sizes. sion when the 2015-2017 Sen. Bruce Dammeier, biennium budget is on the R-Puyallup, who is a mem- table. ber of the Senate Rules “We’ll probably be lookCommittee, voted to put the ing at this for next year,” bill on floor, but said it was a said Rep. Drew MacEwen, matter of timing. R-Union, co-sponsor on “I think there’s a strong House Bill 2797. “I think feeling that those are very later this fall, we can sit good topics and that con- down and hammer out cept is resonating with the something that both chamLegislature,” he said. “But to bers can agree to.” make that kind of decision The court called for more that impacts four biennia money to pay for existing with two days left in a short reforms—including teachsession—it’s not the best er cost-of-living adjustway to make that policy.” ments, additional funding Several bills failed to for schools, and a plan to make it out of the chambers fully fund basic education this session, by April 30. including According to bills to fund lawmakers teacher costand educaof-living tion officials, the state adjustments, needs to find close tax $5 billion for exemptions Rep. Drew MacEwen for basic D-Union basic education by 2018. education The $155 and amend teacher evaluations to main- million supplemental budtain the federal waiver for get enacted last Thursday the No Child Left Behind allocated $58 million for K-12 materials and operatact. “The problem, I think, we ing costs, but included no see somewhat similarly, it’s provisions for K-3 class size the solution that is very dif- reductions. “If we go out another ferent,” Dammeier said. “So to assume that we’d year, it puts us in more be able to reconcile these of a crunch,” MacEwen two approaches and get the said. “We’ll definitely have Legislature to agree—not to work harder to get it in two days. Not in two addressed sooner.” weeks. Probably not in two months,” he said. Sound Publishing and the The House Democrats Mercer Island Reporter are proposed a supplemental members of the Washington budget earlier this year that Newspaper Publisher included a bill that would Association. raise $100 million for basic
“If we go out another year, this puts us in more of a crunch.”
To learn more about the Different Learners Review and previous updates, click here. (http://www. mercerislandschools.org/ domain/1361).
MIHS seeks speakers for Career Day Mercer Island High School is looking for community volunteers to discuss their industries and jobs at a May 13 Career Day for freshmen and juniors. “We have such a wealth of experience in this community from which our students can find inspiration,” said Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano. “It would be a tremendous benefit to our students if some of our community members would speak about different
industries and what it takes to start a career in those industries.” If interested and available, potential presenters are asked to submit their name, title, company, industry and contact information online. Presenters will be allotted two back-toback 30-minute sessions to share experiences specific to their careers. The district will accept volunteers or nominations through March 28 and will schedule presenters between March 31 and April 5. Those who have questions about the process or presentations should contact MIHS BRIDGES Coordinator Charlie Hilen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Josiah Townsend, a Mercer Island High School student ,will travel to New York to compete in the finals of drama competition that features the work of playwright, August Wilson.
Islander earns spot
in national drama competition Reporter Staff
In February, three Mercer Island High School students competed with about 60 others from the Puget Sound region in the Seattle Repertory Theatre August Wilson Monologue Competition. Two students, Josiah Townsend and Jahari Delgado, reached the finals with eight other competitors. Townsend finished in second place, earning a $250 cash prize and a trip to compete in the national finals in New York this May. “I am so pleased and proud of the work Jahari and Josiah did for this competition. They spent hours working, rehearsing and memorizing these pieces. They took the words and poetry of August Wilson and really brought them to life,” said MIHS Drama Director Daniela Melgar. “Each is incredibly talented. They understand how com-
plicated, intense, honest and beautiful these characters are.” Townsend, a sophomore, is looking forward to competing in New York less than a mile away from where he hopes to attend college, at Juilliard. “I was so fascinated in August Wilson’s background. I connect with his work because every character he introduces in his plays reminds me of a real character I have met in my life,” said Townsend who added, “I am proud to say I am an Islander and that community supports me with love and encouragement.” Townsend added that not making the top ten when he competed last year fueled him to come back with greater determination this year. “To perform in New York at this event is an amazing opportunity for the winners,” said Zoe Wilson, who is the education programs officer for the Seattle Repertory Theatre. “There will be casting directors and talent scouts and college representatives.” Zoe Wilson said that
Townsend’s performance set him apart from the others. “He made the monologue comedic rather than heavy,” she said. “He strutted on to the stage and made them laugh. He brought joy, but made the audience think, too.” The top three winners from competitions in eight states will compete from May 3 through 6 at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. “This was a wonderful accomplishment for both Josiah and Jahari and a celebration of the work of August Wilson,” said Mercer Island Schools District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano. “We’re proud of their work and look forward to supporting Josiah when he performs again in New York.” August Wilson was a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who wrote a series of ten plays chronicling more than 100 years of the African American experience. In 1990, he moved to Seattle, where he lived until his death in 2005.
Islander Middle School students Alexander Kruus, Jack Harper, and University Prep teammate, Cooper Hand, along with Nolan Santacroce, Annika Jorgenson, Laine Hooper, and Kiran D’Souza are members of the team, “Sue Chefs,” who tied for second place at the regional Destination Imagination competition held at Mercer Island High School on March 1. They will compete in the state championships in Wenatchee on March 29. The Chefs were guided by Ali and Hana Hooper.
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In next week’s issue, look for the MIHS spring sports previews, as well as a special sports calendar insert with schedules for each team.
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Islander Tom Giuliano pauses for a photo with his daughter Claire after competing in a 10K last summer. Tom says one of his great thrills is sharing with his daughter their love of the “running life.” “I ran my first marathon forty years ago. What I’m doing is continuing the things I love and basically he will compete with his being me as best I can. I’m daughter, Claire, and her not out to prove anything, husband Justin Houck. I’m just trying to enjoy it.” Since his initial diagnoGiuliano, 62, says run- sis, Giuliano, who works as ning is part of his iden- an anesthesiologist, says the tity. There’s a whole life lymphoma has morphed and lifestyle with running, into leukemia as well, which mentioning the friends isn’t uncommon. Giuliano he’s made over the years says being an anesthesiolothrough running. Giuliano gist helps him have a bettries to exercise six days a ter sense of the numbers week, and will wake up at 5 when it comes to cancer. a.m. to run an hour before “So many people have canwork. He does it because cer, you’re lumped into he’s addicted to it. same crew,” he says. “You
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Mercer Island rEporter | www.mi-reporter.com have time to live. Within hundreds of thousands of people, each has individual outcomes. I’ve hoped mine would be a good course.” His mantra has been something another patient told him when he first started chemo: “It might kill you someday, don’t let it kill you every day.” “He almost lives as if it isn’t there,” says Claire. “And that’s not to say that the chemo has light effects on his body, because it doesn’t. It’s a very harsh thing. But he keeps up with his career, on top of his training, which is pretty incredible.” Giuliano began racing with his daughter when she was in sixth grade, signing up for the Rotary Run 10K. Claire, 27, says her father pulled her along the whole way, as the whole race was pretty far for her at the time. They continue to race usually every year, with Giuliano in the Half and Claire in the 10K. “We race together and we train together, and we’re always in tune with each other’s training to motivate each other. Racing is almost like this father daughter tradition we have,” she says. “It’s nice to know he’s out there running, so if he’s having a hard time and I am too it’s all good.” Giuliano’s wife, Laura Macht, says it’s not unusual for him to train for Iron Man while doing chemo. “I’ve had concerns, but not like the first time when I literally thought this could kill him. Now I just think it’s kind of nutty,” she says. “At the end of the Iron Man competition, he’s laid out
on the bed, and I said ‘you know, you don’t have to do this next year.’ And he says, ‘oh no, I’ll sign up tomorrow.’” “He’s been sick for five and a half months, really in bad shape and not feeling well. He started chemo in January, started running again shortly after and the minute he started feeling a little better, he told me he was going do the half marathon. I was like, ‘are you crazy?’” Laura remembered her husband a couple years ago being so ill by the time he started chemo, he could barely run a mile. He still ended up doing the Iron Man competition anyway follow-
ing summer. “He was so ill, I was surprised he still did it. And he was happy about it,” she says. Some days, the running makes him feel better, something that might surprise those aware of his condition. “In the beginning, I never would’ve guessed that because I felt so crummy,” he says of feeling better after a run. “I’ll feel good, better than when I started. You can be in a state in fatigue or nausea and you’d be surprised what you can do through it.” But when the cancer gets bad, it’s not easy to go out and get a workout. Some days instead of making you refreshed, running wears you 5k course heads towards east side of island’s north end and back again
10k course runs across the north end of the island, from east to west Half Marathon course follows E., W., and N. Mercer Ways around the island
out. Giuliano says you usually don’t know until halfway through a run it’s going to be one of those days. You don’t always know until you try. When it is one of those days, Giuliano says he’ll slog on through it. “I never turn around and go home after the first few steps because I got to find out.” For the Mercer Island Half, Giuliano admits he’ll be taking it easier than usual. “I’m preparing psychologically for a very slow time,” he says. “This latest flare-up of cancer was accompanied with a couple illnesses that knocked me back as far as I’ve ever been knocked back. This won’t be my usual time; I’m setting up to just cover the distance.” But Giuliano says he keeps doing it because being physically fit not only makes him feel great, but also leads to a kind of confidence. “When people take on a sport, they make a discovery of ‘wow, not only feel do I feel great, I feel confident.’ You have a goal that seemed impossible before but see, wow, I can do this, I can do something. It doesn’t have to be a marathon, it can be a 5K. Anything is better than nothing. You can always do something. I think I’m incredibly lucky to continue to do what I love so much through all the treatment,” he says. And on Sunday, he doesn’t believe he’ll be alone. “I guarantee you on the starting line, there will be people like me. There are a lot of people like this; those are the lifelong runners.”
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Islander boys lacrosse opens season 2-0 By Mike McQuaid
Special to the Reporter
The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team kicked off its season last weekend with back-to-back games at Islander Stadium. Winning 19-2 in Friday’s opener and surviving a first-quarter scare in a 10–6 win over Tahoma Saturday, March 15, the Islanders improved its record to 2-0. Tahoma had their way with Mercer Island early on, taking a 4–2 lead on the 2013 state runners-up before coach Ian O’Hearn’s squad got serious. In the second, Islander defenders clamped down on the Bears while allowing its offense to take over, putting up four unanswered goals to take a 6–4 lead into the intermission. In the third, the stingy Islander defenders again shut down the Bears while adding another goal to make it 7-4. While Tahoma finally managed to score, striking twice in the fourth, Mercer Island continued with pressure adding another three goals to close out the game. In their season-opener the night before, Mercer
Island left no doubt that they are again ready to contend for a state title, as the Islanders easily handled Lakeside 19–2 Friday at Mercer Island High School. The Islanders came out of the gates with intensity, peppering Lakeside goaltender Lewis Page with 32 shots throughout the game. In the first, Mercer Island outscored the Lions 7–1, then 9–1 in the second for a 16–2 halftime advantage. In the second half, the Islanders added just three more in the third before cruising to the finish. Senior attack Peter Mahony led Mercer Island with seven goals, while Evan Condon had three goals and two assists along with five ground balls. In goal, Benji Rothenberg had four saves while Page had 13 for the Lions. Michael Drucker and Brennan Van Der Hoeven each scored for Lakeside. Mercer Island (2-00) next faces Lake Washington (1-0-0), at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 19 at the Kirkland Lacrosse Center. The Kangs are coming off a 13-9 win over Oregon’s Sherwood High School.
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Mercer Island midfielder Cooper Johnson attempts to shoot against Lakeside High School Friday, March 14 at Mercer Island High School. The Islanders beat the Lions, 19-2.
Game summary Mercer Island 10, Tahoma 6 (No scoring detail for Mercer Island; Joe Donahue, T, 2 goals, 3 ground balls; Dakoda Barger, T, 1 goal, 1 assist, 1 ground ball; Hudson Taylor, T, 2 goals; Brody Sullivan, T, 1 goal, 1 ground ball; Dustin Hendrix, T, 14 saves). Mercer Island 19, Lakeside 2 (Peter Mahony,
MI, 7 goals; Evan Condon, MI, 3 goals, 2 assists, 5 ground balls; Chase York, MI, 3 goals, 1 assist; Brett Bottomley, MI, 1 goal, 3 assists; Cooper Johnson, MI, 2 goals; Benji Rothenberg, MI, 4 saves; Michael Drucker, L, 1 goal; Brennan Van der Hoeven, L, 1 goal; Lewis Page, L, 13 saves).
Mercer Island lacrosse players across the country were making news during competition this month. Islander and Mount Olive senior Daniel Shields’ scored a goal with one minute left to thwart a fourth-period rally as the University of Mount Olive held on to beat Southern New Hampshire 9-6 in non-conference NCAA D2 men’s lacrosse action Thursday, March 6. The game was played at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md. Shields finished the game with 3 goals while brother and fellow Islander Matt Shields had five points (3g, 2a). Mount Olive advanced to 4-1 on the season. The University of Redlands women’s lacrosse team opened its Spring Break trip with an exciting 17-16 NCAA D3 victory over North Carolina’s Guilford College Tuesday, March 4. Islander and freshman attack player Dulce Moll fired off a game-winning goal with seven seconds left on the clock. Moll had a seasonhigh 4 goals in the game.
Warner named to All-State team Mercer Island senior Kaleb Warner was selected to compete in the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association’s (WIBCA) 3A All-State games Saturday, March 22 at Eastside Catholic High School. Warner, who will attend University of the Pacific in the fall, will be joined on the 3A team by fellow University of the Pacific commit Jacob Lampkin of O’Dea High School. Also selected were David Crisp and Djuan Piper of the 3A state champion Rainier Beach Vikings. The WIBCA All-State games bring together the top boys basketball players from across the state. Past players in this annual game include Brandon Roy, Aaron Brooks, Luke Ridnour, Jason Terry and Nate Robinson. Games will begin with a matchup between the All-State 1B and 2B teams at 2 p.m., followed by the 1A and 2A teams at 4 p.m. Warner’s 3A team will take on its 4A opponents at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.
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teams. In total, 66 seniors, 35 juniors and 13 sophomores were named to the 2014 boys Pre-Season All-Conference first and second teams from across Washington state.
The lists include the largest state representation from Eastern Washington high schools with 13 student-athletes from eight high schools in Spokane, Wenatchee and the Tri Cities represented on the Pre-Season All-Conference
The Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association announced its 2014 preseason AllConference Teams for boys high school lacrosse, with four members of the Mercer Island boys lacrosse team earning a spot on the KingCo Pre-Season AllConference first team. Seniors Peter Mahony and Chase York, as well as juniors Evan Condon and Benji Rothenberg all garnered first team nods. Mercer Island and Bellevue each boasted four of its team members on the KingCo first team, while Skyline had two and Issaquah and Eastlake each had one. Bellevue also had two team members make the All-Conference second team, while Issaquah had three. Twenty-one NCAA lacrosse commits are among the 114 studentathletes from 58 state high schools on the first and second teams, which recognize expected top performers heading into the 2014 high school lacrosse season.
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wednesday | 19 ‘treasures in miniatures’ call for artists: ongoing
through March 20, MIVAL, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. Mercer Island Visual Arts League presents ‘Treasures in Miniatures’ 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.
friday | 21 Mercer Island Directory Mailing Day: 9 a.m. Friday, March 21
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave S.E. Come stuff envelopes! Volunteers are needed to help members of the Mercer Island Guild of Seattle Children’s get the 2014 Directory ready for mailing. Questions Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-232-3903.
saturday | 22 Rachel Jewett Hosts Miss Emerald City’s Outstanding Teen Prince & Princess Party: 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday,
March 22 at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave S.E. Children
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22, 3014 78th Ave. S.E., Island Books. Saturday March 22 is the day Island Books celebrates the birthday of owner, Roger Page. This year Island Books is offering discounts! Print the special banknote on its website and bring it into the store anytime on that day to get $5 off your purchase of $25 or more. Spend $50 and take off $10, spend $100 and take off $20, and so on. For more, visit: www.mercerislandbooks.com.
sunday | 23 MERCER ISLAND half marathon: 7-10 a.m., March 23.
The annual Mercer Island “Rotary Run” Half Marathon hits the streets and trails of Mercer Island on Sunday. This will result in temporary road closures and some traffic delays. Five different run or walk events benefiting colon cancer awareness will take place throughout Sunday morning. For more, visit mercergov.org/News. asp?NewsID=1613.
monday | 24 Jazzercise Anniversary Celebraton: ongoing March
24 through March 28. 8236 S.E. 24th St., Mercer Island
Ongoing | EVENTS Mercer Island Visual Arts League Gallery: ongoing
through the end of March at MIVAL, 2836 78th Ave S.E. “ABSTRACT” exhibit now showing. See the extraordinary expressions of Genny Rees, Pat Taylor, Daniel Craig and Alev Zeynep from traditional to individual expressions and viewpoints. Pics on MIVAL Facebook. Free for all ages. parks and recreation volunteer senior golf driver:
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 on Mondays, April through October. Volunteers must pass a driver’s test in a Community and Event Center. Classes offered throughout the day. Try free classes in celebration of 45 years! There are 17 classes a week, morning, evening and weekends. For more, visit jazzercise.com.
tuesday | 25 Cercle Francophone - French Conversation Evening:
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 driving directions, contact Beth
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Events | upcoming Bensussen Deutsch:
Business Lecture: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27 SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Local business moguls Jay Deutsch and Eric Bensussen, co-founders of Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, turned a small business buying and selling collectibles into a multi-million dollar promotional merchandising company. These childhood friends will let you in on some of the secrets of their success and how they stay on top of – and impact – their ever-evolving industry. They’ll also offer advice for young entrepreneurs, discuss the value of philanthropy in their company culture, and the impact their Jewish upbringings have had on how they run their business. Join us for a light reception before the event and a Q&A after. Registration coming soon. Contact Kim Lawson at email@example.com
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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. Register at myparksandrecreation. com or call/visit the Mercer Island Community & Event Center; 206-275-7861.
Island Park PTA Hand-inHand Auction & Luau: 5:30
p.m. Friday, March 28, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 SE 24th St. The Island Park Annual Auction is the largest fundraiser for our Hand-in-Hand program, which provides professional staff at each grade level, effectively lowering the class size and enabling teachers and staff to provide a more personalized learning opportunities to kids. The event will feature signature Mai Tais sponsored by JayMarc, Festive Luau decorations sponsored by Brotherton, and a Champagne Jewelry experience sponsored by Ben Bridge Jewelry. Doors open at 5:30 pm with early bird prizes and games of chance will be featured during the Silent Auction. $75 per person. For more information, email Elizabeth Buckley at mezzo@elizabethbuckley. com or visit www.islandparkpta.org/hih.
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Parkinsons celebrate 60th wedding anniversary Long time Mercer Island residents, Jon and Mollie Parkinson, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on March 20, 2014. They were married in England in 1954 and moved to Mercer Island in 1966. They have four children—Jon, Julie, Steve and Matt—all of whom are graduates of Mercer Island High School. Jon worked at the Boeing Company for 30 years and Mollie, after raising four kids, worked on the Island at John T. Dunny Realty. There will be a family reunion at Willows Lodge in Woodinville to celebrate the occasion. Jon and Mollie currently live at Covenant Shores.
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Want to make a difference right here on the Island? Volunteers are needed to help clean up parks, open spaces and beaches. Mercer island Parks and Recreation has a list of forest stewardship opportunities on the City website. Go to http://www. mercergov.org/files/20 14RestorationEventCa lpdf. The City is also recruiting volunteers to serve on city boards and commissions. From the Planning and Utility Commission to Youth & Family Services to the Arts Council, your Island needs you. Go to http://www. mercergov.org/News. asp?NewsID=1616.
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Youth Theatre Northwest announces the production of Spring Awakening beginning this Friday March 14 and running through March 30. Spring Awakening is a winner of 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It is a rock musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tribulations and exhilaration of the teen years. The young Wendla explores her body and asks her mother where babies
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Expert asks: are we resilient enough to recover from a regional disaster? Is the Puget Sound region – home to more than 4.5 million people – adequately prepared for a disaster? That's a tough one to answer comprehensively, many emergency preparedness experts admit. While the “big one” may be tricky to predict, experts know for certain that the region is prone to natural disasters. And that for the Seattle area, fractured as it is with fault lines, earthquakes top the list. Overlooking the valley, mighty Mount Rainier has been dormant since its last eruption around 1100 AD. But its activity – combined with its proximity to Seattle and Tacoma – makes any eruption there one of the most dangerous in the world, according to the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior’s Decade Volcano list. Such potential events concern Dr. Stephen Flynn of Northeastern University, a professor and one of the world’s experts on disaster resilience. Dealing with disaster is sort of his business, a source of his intense study. Dr. Stephen Flynn is Professor of Political Science, founding Director of the Center for Resilience Studies, and Co-Director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Wharton School Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University
of Pennsylvania. He country, is not where it received the M.A.L.D. needs to be. and Ph.D. degrees from "Increasingly, as citizens, the Fletcher School of we expect the professionLaw and Diplomacy, Tufts als to take care of this. … University, in 1990 and When something goes 1991. wrong, we pay for emerDr. Flynn is recognized gency managers … fire and as one of the world’s leadpolice … they're supposed ing experts on enterprise to fix this stuff," Flynn said. resilience, critical infra"The reality is … it structure assurance, and certainly came through transportation and supply from the Katrina and chain security and resilSandy experiences … that ience. the first-responders are Flynn recently visited almost always your famSeattle to talk with local ily, your neighbor or the leaders about the region's stranger near you. There's readiness for not enough a catastrophic professionevent. Flynn, als around," now leadFlynn said. ing a major Flynn said study in the he believes aftermath of the lessons SuperStorm learned from Sandy that SuperStorm will be preDr. Stephen Flynn Sandy and sented to Hurricane Congress and Katrina can the Obama help our administration, is soliciting region better prepare for responses to his study from such an event. leaders throughout the But it remains a chalcountry. lenge. Upon his review, Flynn While cities, such as says, Puget Sound area Kent and Auburn, are leaders are paying attention equipped to mobilize in to the warning signs, but the event of a more isolated concludes the region and flood or mudslide, the notably its residents are region as a whole needs to no more fully prepared to better prepare for a widedeal with a disaster than spread disaster. are other parts of the counFlynn hopes the country, try. Outside of emergency region by region, broadens management professionits commitment to become als, too few of us spend better prepared for these any time considering how events, both in terms of prepared our communities negating the risks and are, Flynn noted. recovering quickly from a "Your emergency mancrisis. agement community is It's not a matter of "if " about as on top of it as disaster strikes but when, anywhere in our country Flynn says. in terms of understanding "It will happen. We will the kinds of risk and work- have a major disaster in ing to prepare for those the Puget Sound area. It risk," Flynn said. "(But) is almost certainly going your area, like much of the to be a major earthquake,"
“It is not a matter of “if” a disaster strikes, but when.”
Mercer Island emergency preparedness programs By Ofc. Jennifer Franklin As we have witnessed, disasters can strike at anytime, anywhere. Mercer Island is not immune to this. Here on Mercer Island we are at risk of earthquakes, landslides, weather events, terrorist attacks and more. Our mission is to prepare, respond and recover with as minimal damage as possible. To this end the City’s Emergency Preparedness program is working toward our Island being self-sufficient for seven days. This effort includes all of us: City government, busi-
he said. "I state that out front because to the larger extent … every part of our country has gone through a disaster. "We wait until they happen, and we cope well when they happen. … But what we know is they are less frequent than we often presume them to be, and there's a lot more we know about them now and what we can do about them in terms of reducing their impact." Regions need to better prepared for a disaster, considering the geographical dependency on infrastructure, the power grid, water, communication and extended transportation, Flynn cautioned. The Seattle region is a
nesses, schools, the faith community; and most importantly, our citizens and neighborhoods. So what have we done as a City to advance this effort?
rounding partners. • As of today we are signing on to the Regional Coordination Framework for disaster and planned events that will facilitate the coordinated response to multi-agency or multijurisdictional events within the geographic boundaries of King County.
• We have an excellent, active volunteer program that includes over 1200 volunteers, varying in tasks from disaster medical, Ham radio, search & rescue, etc.
For more, contact Officer Jennifer Franklin Emergency Manager / Crime Prevention Officer, or go to : • www.mercergov.org/ emergencyprep
• We participate in the ‘Map your Neighborhood’ program that allows neighbors to coordinate together to take care of each other after an event. • We conduct at least two drills a year to test our staff and volunteer capabilities, as well as our biannually drilling to test our regional capabilities with our sur-
global leader in technology and advanced manufacturing, as well as a major military hub that depends on the reliable operation of critical infrastructures in the energy, transportation, communications and IT sectors. A major disaster has the potential to endanger millions of lives and cause major disruptions to our communities and businesses, as well as undermine the capacity for the U.S. military to carry out its national security mission, Flynn noted. "(For instance) Seattle and Tacoma are the umbilical cord to Alaska in terms of all its logistical needs," he said. "If you get knocked down, then Alaska will feel it." But, in the aftermath of a disaster, we somehow recover. "I can always find things that I wished we had done up front to basically reduce the mayhem that was caused. But I often always marvel at our capacity to work our way through
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these things and get back on our feet," Flynn said. "My message is we just try to do both. We should spend equal measure and efforts to anticipate and prepare and reduce the cost of these events as well as pat ourselves on the back about how quickly we bounce back." Beyond the professional community, residents need to take more personal responsibility in emergency preparedness. Not everyone is risk literate, Flynn acknowledges, but it's a civic duty for those who are physically able to become trained, ready and willing to help their neighbors in times of trouble. “They will almost certainly happen,” Flynn said of disasters, man-made or natural. "We just hope they don't happen tomorrow." Mark Klaas is the editor of the Auburn Reporter, a Sound Publishing newspaper and a sister publication to the Mercer Island Reporter. One Call • One Bill • Statewide
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Unique mansion on 8 acres with 500 ft of prime waterfront. Old world charm, dramatic views. One of a kind opportunity! #525084 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445
New Northend 3815sf 5BR/4BA. Formal dining Office+large bonus room High end chefs kitchen w/Granite Gorgeous mill work. Attention to detail throughout. #551915 Don Samuelson 206-230-5435
Beautifully updated 4BR/3BA on South End. Vaulted ceilings, hdwds, 2 fireplaces, 3 decks, bonus rm. Lovely private bkyd #591016 Janet Scroggs 206-230-5414 Michael Scott 206-230-5455
Once in a lifetime location w/90 tax feet of wft + add. footage as property meanders around the point. 4BR/2.25BA, chefs kit, separate apt + huge boathouse! #552862 Carol Hinderstein 206-595-5722
Brand New Over 3114sf offers 4BR, 3 full baths+ ¾ bath, distinctive formal dining, impressive den. ALL the amenities you’ve come to expect from JayMarc! #591108 Don Samuelson 206-230-5435
◆ Island Oasis
4BR/2.5BA contemporary home in a private wooded setting w/a unique center courtyard, lots of light & territorial views. MLS #603247 Barbara Bro 206-459-8411 Josh Thurman 206-321-3129
◆ MI Homestead $2,400,000 Street to water, N End oversized 30,000+sf lot, 59+’ waterfront, dock, deep water moorage. Same family ownership for 84 years! Create an estate of your own. Lindy Weathers 206-920-8842
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Breathtaking 180Degree views of Lake WA, Bellevue sky line, and the Cascade Mountains. Great Entertainer’s layout, with a deck off of the kitchen. 3BR/3BA #599884 Doug Shih 206-230-5364
$68k in Upgrade
3BR/1.75BA Rambler. Completely re-built North wall & new roof! Add’l updates include: bathrms, kit, new lighting, doors, new paint, tile, carpet & landscaping #594118 Carrie Simmons 206-679-7093 Marlene Fallquist 206-310-3580
Another Masterpiece from Johnson Design Homes. Premium location with dramatic city, mountain and lake views. 5000sf, 4BR, 4 full baths, 2 half baths. #590931 Becky Nadesan 206-230-5377 Scott MacRae 206-499-5766
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This dominant and stately building promises pride of ownership. New siding, new west and south facing windows, new rear decking, new roof and new air conditioning #597170 Don Samuelson 206-230-5435
Solid 3BR/2BA w/ lovely gardens & partial city, lake & mtn view. Flat grassy yard. Western exposure. North End & Less than 10 minutes to Seattle. #524014 Sarah Ford 206-854-7702 Becky Nadesan 206-972-1113
Custom View Home. Interior Brazilian cherry hdwd, granite, travertine, slate, Italian tile, limestone, dual A/C, wrought iron railing & custom millwork throughout. #540309 Doug Shih 206-230-5364
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Move right in! Perfect 4BR/2.5BA rambler - level fenced yard, views of Lake WA, Olympics, and dynamite sunsets. Remdled kit/family rm, den & huge garage. Easy loc. Molly Penny 206-230-5515 Katie Penny Shea 206-755-5051
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Welcome to South Cove! Completely remodeled, this hm features an updated kit w/slab granite counters, newer cabinetry, fixtures & SS applc. 4BR/2.25BA #585614 Michele Schuler 206-992-2013 Anastasia Miles 425-260-5881
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HUGE duplex w/Lake views, use 75% of rental unit to qualify for your loan! Spacious 3br/3ba unit plus a 4br/2.5ba 2nd unit. #513129 Carrie Simmons 206-679-7093 Keith McKinney 425-221-8557
This TIMBARK SPRINGS home is like new, barely used! Bright 4 Bedrooms + Office, this exceptional spacious home backs to wildlife protection area & a peaceful pond. #573535 Shelly Zhou 425-802-5667
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Charming Lake Union Floating Home on the desirable log foundation co-op dock. Nice position on the dock of the most adorable community on Lake Union. 1BR/1BA #478218 Doug Shih 206-230-5364
◆ Capitol Hill
Incredible 3BR/2.5BA 1020SF zero lot line townhome. No HOA dues, off-street deeded parking. Just blocks to everything Cap Hill! #600703 Michele Schuler 206-992-2013
◆ SHORT SALE
Charming View Ridge home! Spacious living/dining rooms w/ wood burning fireplace. Ample kitchen w/breakfast nook. Close to View Ridge Park. 2BR/1BA. #599360 James R. Shute 206-230-5421
Light & bright 3BR/3Bath in Ballard’s Sunset Hill n’hood. Master on main. Large kitchen. Heated garage. Walk to cafes, parks & bluff for great sunsets! Short Sale. #420620 Sarah Ford 206-230-5354
email@example.com www.RalucaPerkins.com Originally from Romania, I travelled the world and lived in various places in Europe and the States before finally settling down in Mercer Island with my husband and daughter. My culturally diverse background gives me a great understanding of the different life styles and makes it easier for me to relate and understand people’s needs. As a former software developer I have excellent technical skills and a vast knowledge of the latest electronic platforms which can help bring your real estate experience in the 21st century and achieve faster and better results. Call me today and lets get you on your way!
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Published on Mar 19, 2014