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Pancake breakfast for a cause Pancakes topped with melted butter, homemade whipped cream and a selection of jams are among the menu items offered at this Saturday’s Pancake Breakfast, hosted by Sons of Norway. Proceeds will benefit scholarship activities and the Mercer Island Cares Oso Much fundraiser. Details are on Page 14.

Ousted vice principal recommended for Mercer Island position By Joseph Livarchik

Chamber meetingwith 41st District legislators Hear from your representatives about this past session. May’s Chamber Lunch features Reps. Judy Clibborn and Tana Senn, alongside Sen. Steve Litzow. Mingling begins at 11:45 a.m. Lunch starts at noon. Find more on Page 14.

Native plant sale at Mercerdale Park Now that spring is here, green thumbs are busying themselves in the garden. On Saturday, choose from a selection of native plants on sale at Mercerdale Park. This year’s theme is rain gardens. For more, visit: www.

Music and Hollywood glamor over dinner Enjoy all the pomp and glory of Old Hollywood in an evening. Professional music from the big screen will accompany a fourcourse meal, Saturday, May 3. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church. Tickets are $45. You can find more details on Page 14.

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President Obama speaks to first responders at the Oso Fire Department Tuesday, Apr. 22, after touring the slide area and meeting with victims and their families.

Prop. 1 rejected, bus cuts loom City may consider $20 car-tab fee in place of transportation measure By Celina Kareiva

Proposition 1, a ballot measure to ensure additional funds for pending Metro cuts, was rejected in last week’s special election ballot count. Fifty-five percent of voters rejected the sales-tax and car-tab increase. Had the measure passed, County residents would have been billed for a $60 car-tab fee and a 0.1 percent sales-tax increase. “We gave the voters a choice,

Sixty percent of funds would have been allocated to bus service and 40 percent to county roads. Of that number, Mercer Island’s share amounted to $600,000 a year for road improvements. Those opposed to the measure argued that Metro needed to first cut overhead costs and and presented a proposal for underused bus routes. saving Metro Transit and The results could mean big maintaining our roads,” said changes for Mercer Island King County Executive Dow commuters – fewer routes and Constantine in more crowded buses. an announceAmong the routes ment last affected on Mercer We d n e s d a y . Island are the 201, “They have 203, 205 and 213, chosen a with service reducreduced level tions expected for of service, and the 204. we will carry “I’m very disapout the will pointed,” said Mayor Bruce Bassett, Mayor of the voters. Bruce Bassett as Tomorrow I results trickled in will transmit last Thursday. “The loss of bus legislation to the King County service will have very signifiCouncil to reduce service by cant impacts on citizens who 550,000 hours and eliminate 72 bus routes.” CUTS | PAGE 3

“The loss of bus service will have very significant impacts on citizens.”

Four months after being dismissed from Eastside Catholic, it appears Mark Zmuda has found work on Mercer Island. Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano will recommend to the school board at its May 1 meeting that the former Eastside Catholic vice principal be confirmed as the new Mercer Island High School associate principal, to begin July 1. Zmuda, who was dismissed from Eastside Catholic in December after marrying his partner in a legal same-sex wed-


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Lakeridge Principal Andy LaBadie (front, left) and 5th grade student Grace Wilson (center), present Barb Hovsepian (front, right) with a donation of $500.

Oso fund exceeds $30K By Celina Kareiva

Mercer Island Cares Oso Much started as efforts to

raise $15,000 for victims and their families of last month’s devastating landslide. This weekend it met, then


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exceeded, its $30,000 goal. Efforts formally wrap today, April 30. As of Saturday, the fundraiser’s founder and lead coordinate, Barb Hovsepian, reported $30,170 raised. In a Facebook update from the weekend, she recounts a visit from a friend to Au Courant Salon, where Hovsepian works. “We are now only $260 away from $30,000, can you believe it?” she told her friend, Judy Bloom, who promptly made a cash donation. Two weeks ago, Hovsepian had the chance to visit Arlington near the site of the landslide. Several visitors had been treating Oso as a tourist site, and so authorities closed off access to avoid contamination and unwanted attention. Still, she had the opportunity to meet the women behind the Cascade Valley Foundation Relief Fund and many more devoted and inspiring residents. The stories of generosity are too many to count. “So much sorrow, yet love, sadness [and] appreciation for all the support,” recounted Hovsepian in an email about her visit. “It was rewarding and emotional at the same time. It is surreal.” Hovsepian even reported donations from Islanders who have since moved away, to Colorado and California. To see more photos and a complete list of donors from week four, visit the Reporter website at www.mi-reporter. com.


dismissed. We knew from the headlines and also from disclosure, but after we ding, was selected from a read the reason [for being field of more than 60 appli- dismissed], there was nothcants following a lengthy ing else to ask.” Zmuda received his interview process involving students, parents and staff. Bachelor of Science at Virginia Zmuda replaces the posi- degree tion held by Craig Olson, Polytechnic Institute and who left the district in State University in mathematics and his Master of January. Educational “Mark Leadership impressed and Policy me with his Studies at the knowledge University of of bestTexas, where instruche also earned tional prachis principal’s tices, his certification. integrity His teachand work ing experiethic and ence occurred his comat the middle mitment high to the sucLinda Ball/Staff Photo and school levels cess of all students,” Mark Zmuda, shown here in Virginia, Plano stat- in March, when he filed suit Georgia and against Eastside Catholic Florida. He ed. M I S D and the Seattle Archdiocese. was selected for the director vice prinof human resources Mark Roschy cipal position at Eastside said Zmuda came highly Catholic School, where he recommended from all of served for approximately his previous employers and 18 months before being that his prior situation with terminated in December Eastside Catholic didn’t of 2013 after the school influence the hiring pro- discovered he had married his same-sex partner in the cess in any way. “Had he been fired for summer of 2013. He is suing Eastside any other reason, it might have been an issue,” said Catholic School and the Roschy. “In this situation, it Archdiocese of Seattle for had nothing to do with the discrimination, breach of process. Anyone dismissed contract, tortious interferfrom a job, that shows up in ence with business expecthe application process and tancy and violation of the we check why they were Consumer Protection Act.

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Roschy said the search for the associate principal dated back to February, with the district advertising the position in national publications and getting applicants from across the country. Two weeks ago, Zmuda was one of five semifinalists who went through a four-hour interview process, which included interviews with student, parent and staff representatives, as well as a student-led tour of the high school. Roschy said interview training for the students on what could and couldn’t be asked at the interview table ensured the Eastside Catholic situation didn’t impact the hiring process. “I know our kids are very smart and very informed and on the tours, people knew who he was. But in the interview process, it had zero effect,” he said. When Zmuda’s contract begins, he will assume the duties of athletic director in addition to his other assignments. Zmuda has experience as a high school coach in the areas of swimming, diving and soccer. While filling a position left by someone who was at the school for nearly twenty years can’t be easy, the district seems confident they have their guy. “It was an awesome process,” said Roschy. “An amazing number of people applied and I think we scored the right person for the job.”

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session accommodates up to 120 people and Islander Monica usually, there’s a waiting Richter, a general list. Richter said most practitioner at Valley other places charge for Children’s Clinic in such a program. As far Renton who organizes as she knows, she’s the and coordinates educa- only one who doesn’t. tional proShe works g r a m s on her t h r o u g h own time V a l l e y obtaining M e d i c a l the fundC e n t e r , ing while believes that Va l l e y one of her Medical jobs as a phyDr. Monica Richter C e n t e r sician is to provides educate. And an auditobecause it’s rium and her job to educate, she PR for her class. makes all of her proAnd so it was to her grams free. surprise, and delight, A few times a year, that her class recently Richter teaches one of received a $7,000 anonythose programs, “As Girls mous donation. Grow Up”, a class for girls “I jumped up and ages 9 through 12 and down. I felt honored, I their parents about the felt privileged,” she said. physical and emotional “I always felt it was a changes of puberty. Each By Reporter Staff

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CUTS | FROM 1 can mitigate this.” Bassett said while local roads may not see a surge of more cars under the cuts, regional roads certainly would, which may worsen an already difficult I-90 commute. He added that Council may consider a $20 cartab fee of its own to keep up with the city’s transportation and road-related projects – everything from repaving of streets to the traffic complications anticipated with the construction of the

new elementary school. “If Proposition 1 passed, we would have been in pretty good shape. We wouldn’t have thought about the cartab fee. But as a fallback, the car-tab fee becomes a leading option,” said Bassett, noting that the idea first went before Council a couple of months ago when staff recognized the mismatch between project needs and revenue to pay for road and pedestrian improvements. Bassett expects to return to the idea during budget discussions that

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conclude in the fall. Next month, Council and staff will begin prioritizing projects. A study convened by Sound Transit about the Park-and-Ride’s future destination as a transportation hub will also wrap in the next two weeks, in partnership with the city and Metro. The study examines how East Link traffic and changes to bus schedules will impact the surrounding neighborhood.

Dog bites two police officers

his dog to his leash. But when police arrived at the scene, the dog was still agitated. Moments after police By Celina Kareiva consulted the boxer’s owner – who claimed his Two police officers were dog was not a danger to attacked while responding people – the canine lunged to a report of a dangerous after responding Officer dog near Rotary Park on John Pritchard. Tuesday, April 15. “I turned to walk away and the The owner b o x e r of the 5-yearattacked old boxer, me, trying named Kali, to bite my had been right leg,” walking in Pritchard the park recounts when the in a police canine’s leash statement. came loose “I pulled and the dog a w a y ran off. Police reports state Paul Reese, dog owner q u i c k l y enough so that the the dog owner found the pet in a neighboring didn’t damage my clothing yard in the 4300 block of or cause any injury, but left 89th Ave. S.E., attacking two spittle marks on my another dog, a small cocker pant leg.” spaniel named Bell. The The dog then went after boxer had the smaller dog Officer Bob DeLashmutt, by his head and throat. tearing his right pant leg. “I was in the backyard Photos from the scene and I heard a commotion reveal bruises and small and turned around,” said puncture marks on his owner Paul Reese. “There right shin. was a dog that had our A neighbor who dog around the neck, just witnessed the incident going for it…[my wife] worried that had her two came out with a broom young children been in and [we were] just nailing the yard, the agitated it, kicking it, [trying] to get boxer may have gone after it off.” them. The owner of the The owner of the boxer was charged with offending boxer was two violations for having eventually able to return

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an unlicensed pet and for allowing his dog off leash, amounting to fines of $500. “Our thought was that the animal should be put down,” said Reese. “This seems like a larger issue… this is a community in which there are so many dogs and kids and bikes and joggers.” Reese said that in a conversation with a representative from King County Animal Control (KCAC) he was told officers were limited in their actions and penalties. KCAC operates on a contract-bycontract basis with cities and Cameron Satterfield, a communications manager for the County, explained that unlike most other cities, Mercer Island hasn’t incorporated Title 11 of County code, which he claimed limits what violations KCAC can write. Officers must fall on city code or state law. City Attorney Katie Knight explained that Mercer Island has adopted the state vicious dog law. “There is plenty of ability to prosecute under this, (and it is a better written law),” wrote Knight in an email. “King County’s code bypasses important due process concerns. That has been an issue for a number of cities—the County tries to claim it is limited under city code, but it is not.” The owner of the assailant dog was ticketed last week and will have several days to appeal the charges. He chose not to comment for this story.

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Madhouse Project celebrates decade of parties for a cause

By Joseph Livarchik

When a group of five college friends threw its first fundraising event to support cancer research ten years ago, Islander Brad Newcomer, one of the founding five, said it didn’t draw a lot of guests. “We started this in our early 30s, and we weren’t the target audience for fundraising,” he said. “But the original plan wasn’t a oneor two-year deal; we were going to do this for the next 30 years so we could selfishly stay friends.” True to his word, those five friends are still at it as The Madhouse Project, a group that partners with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) to support cancer research and patient care. Founded in 2004, The Madhouse Project set out to have a fun cocktail fundraiser that didn’t feel stuffy. Its 10th annual Night Out for a Cure will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at Fremont Studios in Seattle. Since the first event in 2005, Newcomer said the

project has raised a net of $745,000 with the help of guests and donors. According to Newcomer, the idea for The Madhouse Project came when five friends who used to live together after college in a Madison Valley house dubbed ‘the Madhouse’ found themselves back in the Seattle-area. “We said ‘hey, we should throw parties like we threw at the Madhouse, but for a cause,’” Newcomer recalled. “The cause was easy to pick, because we had founding members directly impacted by cancer.” After raising $8,000 at its first event, Newcomer said fundraising has increased every single year. Last year’s event raised a gross of $170,000. This year, he said the goal is to raise $200,000. Night Out for a Cure guests can expect some of the typical fundraiser staples: Cocktails, appetizers and drinks, a silent auction and a live auction. But Newcomer says where the similarities end is where



the fun begins. “The vision is much more fun, I’ve never seen a DJ with dancing at any other event,” he said. “It’s not a sit-down dinner, it’s a more flowing, social cocktail party, which is kind of unique.” While there’s a wealth of organizations trying to defeat cancer, Newcomer said The Madhouse Project is different because donors can see locally where donations go. “We have very tangible results and we can see the direct impact,” he said. “Money doesn’t get dumped in a huge research fund somewhere. We’ve funded rooms at the SCCA house, including a kids room and a classroom media room, and we’ve purchased two patient vans.” Newcomer says the local feel of his group’s fundraiser should resonate with Islanders.


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he defeat of King County Proposition No. 1, to help pay for transit as well as road maintenance and improvements, puts pressure on the Legislature to deal with this issue on a statewide basis. That’s where it belonged from the start. But we can’t blame the county from moving ahead on its own. After all, the Legislature had a chance to do this at the start of the year, but ducked its responsibility. Sadly, that’s not surprising, given that most lawmakers will be up for election this fall and don’t want to be on the record as voting for more taxes. Unfortunately, people here will take the hit for the Legislature’s inaction. Bus service will be reduced, some routes will be discontinued, more buses will be standing room only during rush hours and some people — bus drivers — likely will work fewer hours or, worse, lose their jobs. Metro ridership has been climbing over the past few years, but obviously most voters aren’t bus riders. And for them, why pay more taxes when they’ve already got comfortable seats and a great sound system in their car to see them through what likely will be a more congested commute.

‘Unfortunately, people here will take the hit.’

Comforting words from the president


t was good to see President Obama at the Oso mudslide and even better to hear him praise the first responders and residents there for the effort — and agony — that they are going through. The federal government can offer money — and it has. But equally, if not more, important is the comfort that the president gave. He met privately with family members who have lost so many and so much. He then met with officials and first responders to rightly praise them for their efforts. As the president said: “We’ve all been inspired by the incredible way that the community has come together and shown the love and support that they have for each other in ways large and small. And to see the strength in adversity of this community I think should inspire all of us, because this is also what America is all about” So true. – Craig Groshart, Bellevue Reporter



“The lack of reporting on the overpopulation of the world.” DAVID STRAHLE Retired Bellevue

To the editor Graffiti a reminder of community I was shocked at Mr. Ritter’s criticism of the Rotary Half Marathon and what he called “graffiti.” The directions for the runners are not, as he portrayed, “enormous spray painted arrows”. In fact, we walk a piece of it daily and, to me, it is a reminder of how the community comes together to raise money for various charities, especially colon cancer. It is a mammoth effort, and yearly I’m amazed how MI Rotary has everything picked up and trucked away before the sun goes down. Priscilla Martin

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I really disagree with Mercer Island opting out senior citizen false alarm penalties being for those individuals over the age of 62. I am presently 80 plus and living at Covenant Shores with many other seniors. One of my Why do bike riders not obey the ongoing frustrations is that Covenant law at crosswalks? So many times I Shores and like mindsee bicycle riders abusing ed institutions think their rights at intersecthat being a senior cittions. If you are riding on izen, that person has the road you must stop Send your letters to: no capabilities in our at stop signs, not swerve modern digital world. to the right and cross Keep it brief (400 words A generation before on the crosswalk. If you or less), courteous, and me might be considare travelling at a speed sign your name. ered as needing spewhich is impeding traffic cial help but certainly you should pull onto the no one born prior to shoulder and let traffic pass. The worst WW2 or even 1940 should be given any and most dangerous thing I’ve noticed special privilages unless they are offi- is bicyclists (some with their children) cially recognized as handicapped with riding on the sidewalk then, without limited skills. It is time we get everyone slowing, ride across the street on a

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crosswalk without dismounting. I’ve seen four near accidents in the downtown CBD in the last week and it is only a matter of time before some kid trying to keep up with her brother gets hit because they were never taught to stop at the crosswalk, dismount, look both ways and walk across the crosswalk. Years ago when most kids rode their bikes to school we had to pass a bicycle safety course to be able to ride the streets of MI. Parents, teach your children well, thanks. James Taylor

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What was the biggest news story of the month?

“The mudslide in Oso.” JUDITH BLOCH

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“Probably Oso.” RHONDA YOUNKER Mediator Bellevue

“The runaway boy who crawled into a plane and flew to Hawaii.” MEGAN O’KANE Student Mercer Island

“The controversy in Ukraine.” SHAE ROSE Student Issaquah

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search to find someone who could speak to me in English (that daycare is no longer in business). When I visited Country Village unannounced, I was impressed with the overall atmosphere. The person with whom I spoke had worked

there four years; I think that she is still there. By contrast, my oldest grand-daughter went to is a great example. a day care in Totem Lake. When my grandchilEvery time I picked her dren moved onto the up there was a different Island, I visited daycare person in charge of her facilities. When I visited group. Attrition in daythe first one, there was a care facilities is notoriously expected. Whenever I picked THOMAS DENTISTRY up a grandkid at A Family and Cosmetic Practice Countr y Village, “Where technology meets relaxation.” whomever I asked Dr. Troy W. Thomas, DMD knew immediately where my grandchild Dr. Erin E. Reed, DMD was -- which room or Now Accepting New Patients playground. Holiday $ ZOOM Teeth Bleaching Special breaks and summer vacations are filled 2955 80th Ave. S.E., Suite 105, Mercer Island, WA 98040 with extra activities. 80th Avenue Professional Building Those grandchildren are now 10 and 12 but remember their Country Village days and the staff fondly. Mercer Island should be proud to have such an exceptional day care facility.





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PUBLIC NOTICES PIERCE COUNTY DISTRICT COURT STATE OF WASHINGTON NO. 4Z802191C NOTICE OF HEARING FOR NAME CHANGE Regarding the Name Change of Alessandra Carmen Kurtz-Aguilar (Minor) By Kelly Kurtz Parent/Guardian THE STATE OF WASHINGTON-DIRECTED TO Ronaldo Jose Aguilar (Absent Parent) YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that pursuant to RCW 4.24.130, the mother /legal guardian of the above named minor child, has filed a Petition to Change the Name of Alessandra Carmen Kurtz-Aguilar (Former Name) to Alessandra Carmen LaCrosse (New Name). The hearing on this matter shall be on May 15, 2014, at 9:00 AM, 930 Tacoma Avenue S., Courtroom 127, Tacoma, Washington. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THIS HEARING MAY RESULT IN THE NAME CHANGE OF THE ABOVE LISTED MINOR. DATED APRIL 22, 2014 FILE YOUR RESPONSE WITH: Pierce County District Court 930 Tacoma Ave S., Room 239 Tacoma, WA 98402 (253)798-6311 Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on April 30, 2014, May 7, 2014 and May 14, 2014. #1036875.

construction activities. The receiving waters are (2) unnamed tributaries to Lake Washington. Any persons desiring to present their views to the department of Ecology regarding this application may do so in writing within 30 days of the last date of publication of this notice. Comments shall be submitted to the department of Ecology. Any persons interested in Ecology’s action on this application may notify the department of their interest within thirty days of the last date of publication of this notice. Ecology reviews public comments and considers whether discharges from this project would cause a measurable change in receiving water quality, and, if so, whether the project is necessary and in the overriding public interest according to Tier II antidegradation requirements under WAC 173-201A-320. Comments can be submitted to: Department of Ecology Attn: Water Quality Program, Construction Stormwater P.O. Box 47696, Olympia, WA 98504-7696 Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on April 23, 2014 and April 30, 2014. #1033313.

To place your Dean Mack, Mercer Island School Distirct, 4160 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040, is seeking coverage under the Washington State Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater NPDES and State Waste Discharge General Permit. The proposed project, Mercer Island High School, is located at 9100 SE 42nd Street, in Mercer Island, in King County. This project involves 1 acre of soil disturbance for commercial

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TUESDAY | 15 FRAUD: A couple had tax returns fraudulently filed in their names. Refunds were sent by the IRS.

WEDNESDAY | 16 BURGLARY: A Mercer Island woman in the 9700 block of S.E. 41st St. left home at 10 a.m. When she came around 7 p.m., she found her basement door ajar and the deadbolt broken. Several rooms had been ransacked and more than $9,000 of belongings were missing. Among the items stolen were pieces of antique gold and diamond jewelry, an Apple Macbook Pro, a Toshiba camera and an Apple iMac computer.

SUNDAY | 20 CAR PROWL: An Island woman left her purse in the car when she parked in the St. Lutheran parking lot. When she returned, the rear passenger window was broken out and her purse was missing. Four credit cards and $150 in cash were missing.

MONDAY | 21 THEFT: An Island woman in the 2900 block of 76th

Ave. S.E. reported $9,000 worth of jewelry stolen from her unit -- a diamond ring, one-carat stud earrings and a 14-inch platinum chain with a diamond pendant heart. FRAUD: A 46-year-old Island man reported $9,600 of unauthorized charges on his credit card, spent largely on food and fuel, many dating back to December. ANIMAL COMPLAINTS: Just after 4 p.m. on Tuesday a boxer dog was off leash and attacked another dog that was tethered in its own backyard. During contact with the dog’s owner, it lunged at two police officers, tearing one of the officer’s pants and leaving bruises and bite marks on his leg. The report was forward to King County Animal Control. (See page 3 for full story).

THURSDAY | 17 DUI: A 45-year-old Mercer Island woman was found asleep at the wheel of her car in the middle of the road. She woke up and drove her vehicle to the side of the road, activating her emergency lights. When a patrol officer arrived 20 minutes later, he noticed a heavy odor of alcohol coming from her car. She was arrested, processed and booked

Find us on Facebook Mercer IslandREPORTER Irving Zimmer

Irving Zimmer passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 13, 2014. He will be dearly missed by his devoted family, daughters Karen Zimmer and Kathy (Ray) Cafarelli, and granddaughters, Celina and Marlo Cafarelli. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Rose Zimmer, and his mother, Gizi Zimmer. An audiologist by profession, he was known for his talents as a theater director, directing and acting and doing national commercials and corporate videos for more than 60 years. He was instrumental in founding the Island Players on Mercer Island and putting on Variety Shows at the MICC. Enjoying the performing arts right to the end, he attended the PNB ballet the day before he passed away. He grew up in San Francisco, where he received his Masters Degree in Speech & Hearing and Drama at Stanford University. He served in the Army and Air Force in World War II. He was a compassionate, fun-loving man, taking an interest in people everywhere he traveled. An avid reader, reading 5 books at a time, sailing and racing the boat he built, building and flying model airplanes, tending the gardens at home, vacationing yearly in Hawaii and taking trips to Europe, enjoying woodworking, holding musical Salons and play readings at his home are just some of the things he enjoyed. The funeral was held on April 14th. Remembrances can be made to the Kline Galland Home in Seattle in lieu of flowers. 1037188

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FRIDAY | 18 MENTAL: A 40-year-old man from Albany, New York called 9-1-1 to say that he was having thoughts about jumping off the overpass. Officers contacted the subject in the 9200 block of N. Mercer Way and transported him to Evergreen Hospital for an evaluation. INFORMATIONAL REPORT: A Bellevue man and the store manager at the North-end QFC believed that he had seen a black man in his 30s with a medium build steal several bottles of liquor. He did not see the man stash any bottles in his backpack but when he confronted the subject, he ran out of the store and quickly got into a waiting vehicle in the 2800 block of 80th Ave. S.E. The store manager was not able to review any video footage or to check the inventory. FRAUD: Someone used a 68-year-old Mercer Island woman’s personal information to file a fraudulent tax return. She had no known connection to the Seattle Archdiocese. BURGLARY: Sometime between noon on Apr. 14 and 10 a.m. on Apr. 17, a small window in the garage of a house in the 2200 block of 80th Ave. S.E. was broken.

Somebody tried to gain access to the house through the garage, but didn’t succeed. Nothing was taken from the residence. Police photographed footprints at the scene and several pry marks. FRAUD: An Island woman and her husband had fraudulent tax returns filed in their names. Both had volunteered at St. Monica’s and believed it had to do with the Seattle Archdiocese incidents.

row of bikes. BURGLARY: Sometime between Apr. 9 and April 18, a suspect entered an unlocked guest house at a residence in the 2200 block of 60th Ave. S.E. and took several items, totaling $7,000. No damage was done to the guest house. CAR THEFT: Between 5:30 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday, someone stole a Ford Explorer from the driveway of a house in the 4100 block of 94th Ave. S.E.



INFORMATIONAL REPORT: An unoccupied Ford Ranger, identified as a stolen vehicle, was found parked in the roadway in the 4000 block of 97th Ave. S.E. The vehicle was processed for evidence after officers received consent from the vehicle’s owner. No evidence was found and the car’s front plate was stolen. The car was subsequently returned to its owner. ACCIDENT: A car exiting a parking lot from the left turn lane, pulled out onto S.E. 68th St. and was struck by an SUV traveling east. The driver of the SUV said she suspected the first car was traveling too quickly because she didn’t initially see the car and couldn’t stop in time. No injuries were reported. BURGLARY: While residents of 2200 80th Ave. S.E. were away between 9 a.m. and noon, somebody entered the side door to the garage and knocked over a

INFORMATIONAL REPORT: A bicyclist traveling downhill at a high rate of speed, lost control and fell on the pavement in the 7400 block of N. Mercer Way. The rider was transported to the hospital for treatment.

TUESDAY | 22 THEFT: Between 7 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, a gas can and a Honda or Yamaha boat motor were stolen from the dock of a house in the 4000 block of E. Mercer Way.

BURGLARY: A house in the 4600 block of 89th Ave. S.E. was burglarized between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday. The homeowner reported the losses at $500,000 with a variety of items stolen, including several rare Chinese coins totaling $500 each and Waterford crystal. Also stolen was a decorative cat tapestry, encased in a wood frame and glass, an ornate jade statue, a Chinese silk screen, a purse pouch with $100 cash, a collection of rare U.S. stamps and many more items. The door from the garage into the residence was damaged and the door that accessed the backyard from the garage also showed signs of damage. This investigation is still open. BURGLARY: Jewelry in electronic items were stolen from a house in the 6500 block of 81st Ave. S.E. Police reported the incident as a forced residential burglary, occurring between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY | 23 LOST PROPERTY: An 81-year-old Island woman reported to police that she lost her wallet at QFC. She didn’t notice any fraudulent activity on her charge cards, but cancelled them anyway. Losses were estimated at $42.



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Robert (Bob) Reutimann, born in Heiden, Switzerland on July 21, 1929 to Johann & Emma Reutimann died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on March 27, 2014. He is survived by his wife Evelyn, children Richard (Pattie), Michael, Ruth and Linda (Mark), grandchildren Tyler, Erika, Haley, Brandt, Zachary, Tanner, Taylor, and his sister Rose in Austria. In his younger years, Bob was a talented gymnast who loved to compete and spend time coaching younger people. Bob served an apprenticeship as a tool and die maker which was the foundation for what would be a very successful lifelong career. Bob was a pioneer and entrepreneur who loved to travel. Immediately after completing his apprenticeship he decided to travel. Bob’s trip began in Sweden where he spent a couple of years working before moving to Toronto, Canada and finally arriving in the Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland area. In 1955 Bob first met Evelyn, who he married on July 7, 1959 after a gymnastics tournament in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During their honeymoon Bob and Evelyn traveled to Spokane, Seattle and Portland. The Seattle area with all of its’ glorious scenery, lakes and mountains reminded Bob of Switzerland. In 1960 after their first child Richard was born, Bob & Evelyn decided to move to Seattle to raise their family where Michael, Ruth and Linda were born. In 1966 Bob founded Ace,Tool and Mold together with two other Swiss immigrants, Otto Staheli and John Jost. Ace, Tool and Mold would later merge with a manufacturing company and become Tempress, Inc. Bob was one of the original founders of Tempress, Inc. At Tempress, Bob used his skills, expertise and creativity to design plastic parts, tools and molds for products which included

the first Apple computer housing for Steve Jobs, Tempress’ “FishOn” line of fishing products, plus countless other products for the fishing, boating, computer, trucking and airline industries. Bob loved his work and passed on his love for his trade by working together with the National Tooling and Machining Association and local community colleges to develop apprenticeship programs for young people interested in entering the moldmaking industry. There were many young people who served their apprenticeships at Tempress and went on to good paying careers after working in Bob’s toolroom. Bob was very outgoing and loved spending time with family, friends as well as forming new friendships. He was President of the Seattle Swiss Society for 10 years and a founding member of the Swiss Ski Club at Stevens Pass. Bob loved the Pacific Northwest and treasured his American citizenship. He was a kind loving, caring, generous individual to his wife, family and friends. He loved to boat, fish, ski and entertain friends. Bob was very proud of his Swiss heritage and passed the love of his homeland onto his family and friends. He enjoyed its music, chocolate, cheese, cuisine and culture. Throughout his life, Bob kept in touch with his family, friends and classmates in Switzerland through letters, telephone calls, and regular visits. He hosted many European visitors. Bob touched many lives and will be greatly missed by all who have known him. He was an honest, caring, hard worker who planned ahead and was well organized. Bob & Evelyn were fortunate to be able to visit many places around the world. The Reutimann family would like to extend our love and gratitude to all of you who provided us with your love & support during these difficult times. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice. Please contact the Reutimann family regarding Bob’s Memorial Service. 1036984

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BOSTON | FROM 9 admitting it was her toughest marathon. “It was truly the most inspiring marathon I’ve ever done,” said Empey. “The experience was unreal. Boston is known for having amazing crowd support. This year, there was such intense support from the crowd that was immeasurable, with cheers along the course, and cheers of ‘Boston Strong.’” Empey said that if she started to fade, the crowd support and fellow participants would inspire her to keep her going. She mentioned running alongside people with prosthetic legs. “I don’t know if they were affected from last year, but that was inspiring,” she said. “Here was someone who literally lost a leg, it quickly puts in perspective your

LACROSSE | FROM 9 Inglemoor responded with three goals in the second, as both teams headed into the half with the score tied at 5-5. Throughout the first half, Bothell-Inglemoor managed to limit the Islanders’ offense by winning faceoff after faceoff behind long-stick midfielder Jake Cartwright, something O’Hearn said was crucial to Bothell-Inglemoor’s performance. “We have two of the better faceoff guys in the state, and Jacob Cartwright is clearly up there with the top faceoff guys,” he said. “We’re used to having possession after every faceoff, and that was a struggle for us having to gain possession because he was winning all the faceoffs.”

pain and fatigue.” Both Glass and Empey said there was a more noticeable police presence, but neither felt it interfered with their experience, nor were they nervous about participating. Empey said security was very controlled and that because of the preparation, the city was probably the safest place in the country on that day. “There was definitely more security, but they weren’t intrusive,” said Glass. “There were checkers all around and on buses. You definitely noticed it. But I wasn’t nervous. I trusted the city would do its best, and you can’t let something like that hold you back.” Empey said one of the most moving parts of the race was at Athletes’ Village, when 36,000 had a moment of silence before the race. “36,000 silent and all you

heard were sniffles,” she said. “It was a very sober way to start the event.” Glass said she saw a lot of people running in the 2013 jackets runners were given at last year’s marathon, while the last stretch of the race, where the bombing happened last year, stretched deep with specatators. She said the whole city made the marathon a weekend celebration. “Boston rallied like it never had before. It was great to be a part of the whole scene, everyone was so positive and unified and supportive of the event,” she said. Empey said she’d be proud if she were a Bostonian, because they put on an amazing event. “It really was the most inspiring, memorable marathon I’ve ever done. I was really happy to be a part of it.”

The offense started to break open in the third period with both teams scoring three goals, but neither team could break away. Both teams tightened its defense in the fourth, with Mercer Island’s lone goal coming from Evan Condon, giving the Islanders a 9-8 lead with 4:24 left in regulation. But Bothell-Inglemoor proved to have another run left, scoring with 13 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime. After neither team scored in the game’s first overtime period, Fuhr broke the scoring drought with the game-winning goal at the 2:12 mark of the second overtime. Fuhr finished with two goals and four ground balls for Mercer Island, while Peter Mahony had two goals, an

assist and two ground balls and Condon contributed two goals, an assist and eight ground balls. In the net, Benji Rothenberg had 11 saves for the Islanders. Despite giving up the lead in the game’s final minute, O’Hearn said his team was confident heading into overtime. “We didn’t expect overtime or double overtime and frankly towards the end, we had a couple opportunities to put some distance between us and we didn’t capitalize,” he said. “We kind of put ourselves in that position to begin with, but we remained calm and pulled it out.” The Islanders will travel to Issaquah to take on the Eagles at 8 p.m. Friday, May 2 at Issaquah High School.

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Celebration for the Champs

Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club 5th/6th grade basketball team, the Bluejays, pose after winning its league championship March 10. From left, coach Kevin Bernstein, Will Rogers, Alex Patel, Jaden Krauser, Karun Mokha, Kiran Jacob, Noah Hendelman, Cameron Longwith, Sam Merritt, coach Reid Fuhr (contributed photo).

BY THE NUMBERS BOYS BASEBALL Monday, April 21 Mercer Island 2, Lake Wash. 1 Lake Wash. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 Mercer Island 0 0 0 0 1 1 x - 2 Mercer Island – Zach Rothenberg 3-3; Michael Petrie 2-4, RBI. Wednesday, April 23 Sammamish 4, Mercer Island 0 Mercer Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 Sammamish 0 2 0 0 2 0 x - 4 Mercer Island – Brandon Lawler 2-2, BB; and Jake Stenberg 1-1, 2 BB. Friday, April 25 Mercer Island 4, Interlake 0 Mercer Island 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 - 4 Interlake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 Mercer Island – Chris Lawler 2-4 double, run; Harrison Goonewardene 1-2, 2 RBIs.

BOYS SOCCER Tuesday, April 22 Mercer Island 3, Interlake 1 Mercer Island – Sean Bender (Ryan Hill) 42:00; Nathan Schuler (Daniel Sims) 50:00; Ryan Hill (un) 55:00. Interlake – Own goal Friday, April 25 Mercer Island 2, Juanita 2 Mercer Island – Daniel Sims (Sean

Bender) 28:00; Ryan Hill (Sean Bender) 36:00. Juanita – Riley O’Rourke (Tristan White) 44:00; Riley O’Rourke (Nahom Zaid) 58:00.

FASTPITCH Monday, April 21 Sammamish 5, Mercer Island 2 Sammamish 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 - 5 Mercer Island 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 Mercer Island – Morgan Peyou 2-3, run. Wednesday, April 23 Mercer Island 22, Interlake 4 Interlake 0 0 4 0 0 x x - 4 Mercer Island 5 13 4 0 x x x - 22 Mercer Island – Makenna Pellerin 5-5, 3B, HR, 5 RBIs; Shaune Lam 3-5, 4 RBIs; Morgan Peyou 3-5, three runs. Friday, April 25 Juanita 9, Mercer Island 3 Mercer Island 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 - 3 Juanita 0 0 4 1 2 2 x - 9 Mercer Island – Makenna Pellerin 2-4, run, RBI.

GIRLS LACROSSE Monday, April 21 Mercer Island 17, SW Seattle 6 MI - 8 9 - 17 SW - 5 1 - 6 Mercer Island – Holly Waggoner 7 goals, Leah Paborsky 3 goals, Maddy Kanter 3 goals.

Friday, April 25 Snohomish 12, Mercer Island 8 MI - 8 S - 12 Mercer Island – Hannah Paborsky 2 goals, June Kissel 2 goals, Leah Paborsky 2 goals, Holly Waggoner 1 goal, Allessandra Dunbar 5 saves.

GIRLS TENNIS Tuesday April 22 Mercer Island 6, Liberty 1 Singles—Jenny Adams (Liberty) beat Caroline Hamilton 7-5, 6-0; Sammy Sweet beat Sadie Demme 6-1, 6-3; Kimia Preston beat Sienna Rice 6-2, 6-1; Chloe Gage beat Noelle Rauschendorfer 6-2, 6-0. Doubles—Melanie Lee-Miji Suhr beat Alia Jaeger-Hannah Ho 6-0, 6-1; Catherine Seifert-Jamie Mounger beat Cheyenne Rice-Christina La 6-2, 6-0; Julia GlickFiona Brasfield beat Jyotsna KuramkoteEmily Doan 6-1, 6-2.

GIRLS WATER POLO Monday, April 21 Newport 8, Mercer Island 4 Newport 2 1 3 2 -8 Mercer Island 0 1 0 3 - 4 Newport scoring—Annalise Nahlin 3, Kayley Ray 2, Megan Murphy 1, Meredith Stone 1, Claire St. Marie 1. Mercer Island scoring— Jacque Li 1, Nola Peshkin 1, Alicia Nordal 1, Natalie Robinson 1.

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6 p.m., Apr. 30, SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Interested in multilingual education for your child? Learn how it will affect your child’s development from Professor Emeritus Fred Genesee of McGill University in Montreal, a leader in the field of child language acquisition and bilingualism. For more, go to FINANCIAL AND ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR FOR BUSINESS OWNERS: 5:30-

6:30 p.m., Apr. 30. Mercer Island Public Library, 4400 88th Ave. S.E. Bob Toomey, CFA and Vice President of Research for S.R. Schill & Associates on Mercer Island is offering an informational seminar, “Managing Your End Game.” Bob will discuss financial and estate planning aspects of selling a small or medium private business. Key topics will involve long-term planning for the sale, risks involved in selling a business, valuation of the business, succession and estate planning, strategies to reduce taxes, investing assets and current investment environment. MERCER ISLAND SISTER CITY ASSOCIATION SOIREE GOURMET DINNER TICKET DEADLINE: ongoing throughout

Apr. 30. Tickets available throught the end of Wednesday. A gourmet, French-inspired fourcourse feast with paired wines to be held at Kaspar’s in Seattle on May

3 at 6:30 p.m. Community members are invited and encouraged to join us. For tickets, raffle tickets or more information about the Soiree Dinner, contact Linda Todd at 232-4570 or www.brownpapertickets. com/event/593568.


11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., May 1, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 400 86th Ave S.E. General monthly information meeting and speaker presentation. You are invited to join the meeting and learn what this art organization does for the community and for emerging artists of all ages. There’s an informative speaker or program each month. Contact Nannette Bassett for more, nannettebas@ or 232-8148. MERCER ISLAND CHAMBER LUNCHEON WITH 41ST DISTRICT LEGISLATORS: 11:45

a.m. meet-and-greet, 12-1:15 p.m. lunch, May 1, Mercer Island Community and Events Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. The Mercer Island Chamber is fortunate that each year, the 41st District Legislators attend the Membership Luncheon at the completion of the Legislative Session. This is your chance to hear directly from Reps. Judy Clibborn, Tana Senn and Sen. Steve Litzow about what happened, what they worked on, what they had hoped to do and what got done.


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May 3, Mercerdale Park, 7701 S.E. 32nd St. This is an annual sale of plants native to Washington, with a focus this year on rain gardens. A huge selection features everything from ferns to trees. There will be a children’s area, booths with environmental displays and information, and free parking. Visit html for more.

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DUP15Q 2014 RUN AND WALK: 9:30 a.m. check-in,

Island High School Track, 16245 N.E. 24th St. The Mercer Island Relay for Life event is an annual event held every May. As a community, we are committed to raising money to promote patient programs and services, provide educational information, and to fund research efforts to find a cure. Together, we celebrate, remember and fight back! For those affected by cancer and for those we have lost to cancer. If you have any questions please feel free to contact event chairs, Kathryn Hendricks and Jake Pruchno at kathryn. or Sign up at

10:30 a.m. event, May 4, Interlake High School Track, 16245 N.E. 24th St., Bellevue. Dup15Q, an international organization that raises awareness for a duplication on the 15th chromosome, is hosting its 2014 run and walk. This is a nontimed event. Strollers are welcome. There will be a bouncy house for kids and snacks provided. $15 per person, additional donations are welcome. Can’t come? Donate to the Alliance anyway by contacting Colleen Lowell 425-644-2297 or To register visit: www. html.


May 3, Congregational Church of Mercer Island, 4545 Island Crest Way. It’s Old Hollywood at its finest. Enjoy professionally performed music from Hollywood’s big screen as you feast on an elegant four-course meal. Vy for treasures in the silent auction. Indulge your star quality and bring out your inner diva or come as you are. Cost: $45. Buy early to reserve your spot. Contact Cheryl Malcham at 2362556 or cdrum201@yahoo. com.


May 5, Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 S.E. 40th St. Aging, and all the things associated with it, is a leading topic today. International speaker Mark Swinney asks, “Could it be that God didn’t intend us to age?” For more informa-


Mercer Island Community and Events Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. The Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund will present its annual scholarship award ceremony, followed by a screening of the film “Girl Rising” at 2:15 p.m. Vulcan film producer Hillary Sparrow will address the MIHS senior girl award applicants, introduce the film, and participate in a Q&A with the audience afterward. $10 suggested donation. To learn more visit:



May 3, SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way. Israeli singersongwriter Noa and a string quartet from the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra come to the J for a special concert celebrating Yom Ha’aztmaut (Israeli Independence Day). Noa, known in Israel by her given name, Achinoam Nini, is one of Israel’s lead-

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9 a.m.-12 p.m., May 3, Mercer Island Methodist Church, 7070 S.E. 24th St. Everyone is welcome to the Lodge’s Swedish Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes will be served with toppings of melted butter, powdered sugar,

Aljoya, 2430 76th Ave. S.E. Annual benefit introducing the 2014 Mercer Island Farmers Market and its vendors, highlighting their foods and products, raising funds to support farmers and market operations. Special Guest Kurt Dammeier, will speak about his passion to change the way people approach their food and the importance of farmers markets. Kurt is a Mercer Island entrepreneur and founder of Sugar Mountain. Also featuring LOOSE CHANGE, a regionally known R&B jazz band. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, buffet dinner and delicious desserts. There will be a small live auction. $50 per person. Proceeds support the Mercer Island Farmers Market. Visit: www.

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EVENTS | ONGOING TARZAN - THE STAGE MUSICAL: ongoing May 1-3 and 8-10, 7 p.m., Mercer Island High School, 9100 S.E. 42nd St. The Mercer Island Drama Department presents “Tarzan.” Curtain is at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe’s territory and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts. $10 pre-sale; $15 at the door; seniors and children under 7, $5. LION’S CLUB EYEGLASS DRIVE: ongoing, drop-off

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SAGER: 1 p.m., May 17. Local Mercer Island author John Sager presents his latest book, “Night Flight,” the fictitious account of what might have happened during the 1970s as the Soviet Union raced to increase its nuclear weapon arsenal. Sager, himself a CIA veteran, tells the story, having served in both countries during the Cold War. CHILDREN YOUNG TODDLER STORY TIMES: 10:15 a.m., Thursdays, May 1 & 8. Ages 12 to 24 months with adults and siblings welcome. Come to the meeting room for silly songs and fun stories in this 30-minute program. YOUNG TODDLER STORY TIMES: 10:15 a.m., Thursdays, May 1 & 8. Ages 12 to 24 months with adults and siblings welcome. Come to the meeting room for silly songs and fun stories in this 30-minute program. HELLO TOES! MOVIN’ AND GROOVIN’ WITH SINGING AND SIGN LANGUAGE: 10 a.m., Apr. 24. Join singer/ songwriters Lorraine Bayes and Dennis Westphall from Tickle Tune Typhoon for an hour of delightful music with colorful costumes and

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Ogden Building, 9311 S.E. 36th Street, Suite 118. For more information or to schedule a no-fee presentation for parents on nurturing and developing socially successful children at your child’s school or other venue, contact Jahna at 415-824-2248 or www. CreativeArtsSocialClub. com.

A unique social skill-building program has opened its doors on Mercer Island. Jahna Pahl, MA (drama therapist and social learning specialist), combines direct instruction with uniquely designed, engaging creative arts activities to help children develop their social skills with peers. Groups are kept small (2-4 students) to ensure a There is a new primary safe, supportive environcare clinic on Mercer Island. ment where each child’s Dr. Robert Goode started social understanding and Lake Washington Primary confidence can Care, an affordable grow. Jahna uses concierge medical dramatic play, practice, in February improvisation of this year. and storytelling Dr. Goode wantmethods to teach ed to create a space effective interperwhere he could sonal strategies provide top-notch and increase stumedical care, spend dents’ ability to Robert Goode more time with his read and respond M.D. patients, and give to social cues. Art them access to him and building activities teach after hours on his cell phone. collaboration, cooperation His goal is to bring back the and successful participation personal touch to medicine in a shared group experiand to provide comprehenence. sive healthcare one patient at The Creative Arts Social a time. His website is www. Club is located in The

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Step across a garden bridge and waterfalls to the front door of this beautiful waterfront home. Updated, open floor plan, oak planked floors. 4BR/3BA, 4237sf #616528 Don Samuelson 206-230-5435

Unique Estate Setting. Private yet only minutes to I-90. Exceptional layout w/ formal & informal spaces. Large but intimate home w/6550sf & 6BR/5.5BA. #605214 Barbara Bro 206-459-8411

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Amazing, light & bright western facing view home! One story w/daylight basement. Meticulously maintained home! 4BR/2.5BA, 3560sf. Mid Island location. #609655 Debbie Barbara 206-300-6077

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Enjoy spectacular lake and mountain views from this stunning 3 bedroom MI contemporary home. Extensive remodel in ‘02. 3BR/3.25BA, 2640sf, terraced deck. #619088 Julie Green 206-230-5388


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Newly remodeled custom estate in 2.5 acres in coveted Union Hill. 5BR home with stylish ADU. Pool/Sport Court/ Greenhouse/Year-round Creek & more. Must see! #603514 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

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Impeccably maintained 2007 traditional. 4BR/3.5BA great- room concept with main-flr & upper offices, bonus room and gorgeous finishes. Sunny yard w/sport court #602616 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

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



Easy living in this comfortable, well-tended 3BR/3.5 Bath in a wonderful & convenient Bellevue neighborhood. Mostly one-level home is light & spacious. Main flr mstr #617167 Sarah Ford 206-230-5354




Beautiful four bedroom Bennett Masterpiece at end of cul de sac in Bancroft neighborhood. Lush greenbelt in back. 4BR/2.5BA, 2860sf, 2 fireplaces. Garage 3-car+ #605842 Hedy Joyce 206-406-7275



Experience the tranquility of North Ridge Drive in Snohomish! Country Charm, close to town center, & major highways. Large welcoming property. 4BR/3BA, 3400sf. #606030 Barbara Bro 206-459-8411


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Idyllic nature retreat! Soothe your soul in the midst of your serene 1.5 acre property. 5 min to I-90, yet complete privacy! Spacious & bright BR/2.5BA, 2470sf. #619120 Carrie Simmons 206-679-7093

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Spectacular top-floor end-unit in Downtown MI! High ceilings, two-level floor-plan & abundant natural light make this unit shine. 1516sf townhome style. 2BR/2BA #619540 Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445

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I-5 easy access, Build your dream home or more on 3 lots, 5000sf each. Incredible Value. View of Lake Union, Minutes to lake, shops, restaurants, stair climb. #558010 Patricia Temkin 206-579-5073



Bellevue! Top Floor end unit facing west. Master bed/bath. Galley kitchen with breakfast bar features slab granite, stainless steel appliances and a dining area #603658 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

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Mercer Island Reporter, April 30, 2014  

April 30, 2014 edition of the Mercer Island Reporter