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Police nab burglary suspects
Flowers and finery
Island Probus Club meets today This month’s meeting will host Islander Bob Wiley in a presentation about the Northwest’s Coastal Indians. Wiley is a member of the Burke Museum Advisory Board. The public is welcome. Find details about the time and location on Page 19.
Suspects believed to have stolen more than $500K of jewelry and rare collectibles
Water safety day at Mary Wayte Pool
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Learn how to become a “VolunTourist” through ‘International Smile Power,’ between 6 and 7 p.m., May 8 at the Community and Events Center. Donations are encouraged but the event itself is free. To find out more, visit: smilepower.org/2014_Annual_Event. html.
Students at St. Monica School pose on the stairs with flowers before Mass on May 1, to celebrate the Catholic Church’s feast day of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Town Center theater idea gains momentum
Children’s Guild meets Monday The Mercer Island Guild of Seattle Children’s Hospital will meet between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, May 12. For directions and the chance to carpool, see additional information on Page 19.
Island author to speak at Library CIA veteran and Islander, John Seger will discuss his book, Night Flight, at 1 p.m., Saturday May 17, at the Mercer Island library.
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Chair says Center for the Arts is aiming for publicprivate partnership By Celina Kareiva
John Gordon Hill’s family has been on the Island since 1963 and the prospect of a future cultural hub in the form of the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA), thrills him. “There’s a hunger for it,” says Hill, Chair of MICA. “There’s a real need for it.” Last week the board began accepting applications for an executive director. They applied for and received 501(c)3 status
was evicted for the construction of a fourth elementary school, has been the keystone of MICA’s campaign efforts. “It’s moving forward very rapidly,” said Hill, who hopes for year-long fundraising efforts and and are in the process of coming construction lasting between one up with a schematic design and and two years. “This is a big project. Is has a final budget. Hill says the city has committed to a site at the long lifespan; we’re talking about something that’s western edge of going to be on Mercerdale Park, Mercer Island for what used to be a the next 50 to 100 recycling facility. years. We see this Designs plans are as a public-private still being finessed partnership,” said but the project will Hill. “I hope the encompass a 350John Gordon Hill, MICA city meets us halfseat venue, a 100Chair way.” foot recital hall He suggested a and a black box theater area. An expansive lobby bond issue put before voters is will allow for gallery exhibitions. one possibility: “The city gets an There will also be classrooms enormous boost in cultural life and administrative offices for and a gorgeous facility, only half Youth Theater Northwest (YTN). of which they’re doing on their Finding YTN a new home after it ARTS | PAGE 2
“There’s a hunger for [this space]. There’s a real need for it.”
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In mid-April, three residences were burglarized during daytime hours via kicked-in doors while the homeowners were away. All were thoroughly ransacked. Police responded to investigate and itemize the losses. The first residence, in the 9700 block of S.E. 41st Street had $9,000 worth of jewelry and electronics taken; a home in the 4600 block of 89th Avenue S.E. had $500,000 of collectibles stolen; and $10,000 worth of jewelry and electronics were taken at a home in the 6500 block of 81st Avenue S.E.
Join Olympic Cascade Aquatics and the Island’s own Marine Patrol for a day of demonstrations and fun activities. The event will take place between 1 and 3 p.m., May 10 at Mary Wayte Pool. More on Page 19.
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arts | FROM 1 facility, only half of which they’re doing on their own.” Hill said that early project estimates of $10 million were below the mark, but that the board and stakeholders were actively meeting to figure out how to lower costs. In a recent meeting, they shaved 6,000 feet from the total project. Hill acknowledges that recent Island additions,
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like the Stroum Jewish Community Center’s new performance hall will create some overlap in services but that by working together they can ensure the two compliment and enhance the community. “I think the arts are rich enough on the Island that there’s more than enough need for both spaces,” says Hill. “We see ourselves as within the same cultural landscape, as partners.” To learn more, visit: mercerislandarts.org/.
The new Mercer West luxury apartments opened in February and are already more than 50 percent leased. General contractor Synergy Construction designed the fountain and sign seen in front of the building. Contributed Photo
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Newest apartment building fills up Dollar Development working to lease retail space on street By Celina Kareiva
Three months after the Mercer West opened at 77th Ave. and 27th Street, the five-story luxury apartments are more than halfway leased. “It’s doing extremely well,” said community manager Lisa Vivolo. The 85-unit complex adjoins the Mercer East, which was built seven years ago. Both projects had plans to be erected
pool, Jacuzzi and sauna are available. There is also a slightly larger courtyard than its neighboring building, though a skybridge allows tenants to share features in each. at the same time, but the Fire pits and a life-size recession and other con- chess set round out the struction on the Island, courtyard features. “This is basically one stalled the second phase big comof the projm u n i t y,” ect. she said, Islander explainJames Cassan ing that and his wife a calenown the dar full development of events company. allowed Officially Lisa Vivolo, Mercer West opened on community manager n e i g h bors to February 1, meet and the Mercer mingle. West features upgraded amenities like quartz “[Mercer East] residents countertops, floor-to- can use the amenities ceiling windows and over here and vice versa.” The building is 43 backlit mirrors in each unit’s bathroom; a heated percent occupied and
“It’s not one specific demographic that’s here.”
55 percent leased, said Vivolo. Tenants from both on and off Island, cite schools and the commute between Seattle and the Eastside as top reasons for choosing the Mercer West: “There’s not one specific demographic that’s here. It’s people downsizing from homes; couples that want to be closer to work.” Vivolo noted that a number of residents have also signed short sixmonth to year-long leases, as they remodel Island homes. Below apartment units are two retail spaces, 800 sq. ft. and 1,200 sq. ft. respectively. Tenants haven’t been secured yet, but Vivolo said there are several interested parties. To learn more about the Mercer West, visit: www. themercerplace.com.
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City Councilmember’s home is severely damaged in April fire Mary L. Grady
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Eighty firefighters and emergency workers descended on North Bend on April 25 after an explosion and fire threatened the downtown business district.
Explosion and fires in North Bend levels town businesses First they felt it. Then they heard it. Many thought it was an earthquake. The blast that woke North Bend in the predawn darkness on Friday, April 25, was centered on the former Pizza Place restaurant at 540 East North Bend Way, shuttered for years but recently under construction. Nothing of the restaurant was left after a huge explosion tore the building to bits, hurling beams and pipes dozens of feet in all directions, and coating
much of North Bend, for a quarter of a mile or more in all directions, with bits of insulation and debris. Concussive forces from the blast twisted and shifted nearby buildings and shattered windows. Fires followed the explosion in the adjacent buildings. Yet injuries were minor. Just one person was reported hurt who suffered a hand laceration from flying glass. Emergency responders say timing was critical to the lack of injuries—practically no one was on the street at the time of the explosion. “If this were later in the morning, this could have been a very different situation,” said Josie Williams,
spokeswoman for Eastside Fire and Rescue. The blast caused nails to pop out of the walls, she said. “We’re really fortunate that there weren’t any people out and about.” Eighty firefighters from 18 different departments arrived to help fight the blaze and deal with the aftermath. Firefighters searched twice, but couldn’t find anyone in the destroyed buildings. City of Mercer Island firefighters were not called in, said fire Chief Chris Tubbs, but could have been if it was deemed necessary. Most of the 1,500 people who lost electrical power after the explosion had it restored within a few hours. PSE was onsite shortly after the blast, to
cut off the gas flow. The cause of the explosion remains under investigation. To see the entire story, go to http://www.valleyrecord. com/news/256783751.html
A fire last month at the South-end home belonging to Mercer Island City Councilmember Benson Wong and his wife Terry, brought trucks and firefighters from both Island fire stations and Bellevue. It was 10:40 p.m., April 1, when Wong was woken up by his wife, Terry. Terry Wong heard crackling in the ceiling. She ran down the stairs to look up at the high ceilings in the home's entryway. Through the joints in the ceiling, she could see orange, he said. She called 911 as he went upstairs and grabbed a few photo albums. The 911 operator told them to leave the house immediately. She got a coat. He ended up on the driveway in shorts and a t-shirt. He moved one of their cars out of the way for the fire trucks. "We did not smell any smoke, he explained, saying the their bedroom was away from where it appeared
that the fire started. "There was some wind, he remembered, and it was blowing the fire away from us." Firefighters and trucks from the South-end fire station arrived in two maybe three minutes the Councilman said. Soon other trucks and firefighters came. Wong, who remained on the scene for two hours or more, was moved and impressed by the firefighters. Within a short period of time, a total of 32 firefighters were on scene with 11 pieces of apparatus that included a ladder truck from Bellevue and fire and command vehicles from both Island fire stations. Mercer Island fire chief Chris Tubbs said that the Bellevue ladder truck — called a "tiller rig," that has drivers both at the front and rear of the vehicle — was dispatched to the home on Holly Hill Drive because of its maneuverability on tight and winding roadways.
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Hundreds gather to support Island schools King 5’s Jean Enersen hosts ‘Breakfast of Champions’ event that brings in $491,727 for learning Reporter Staff
On April 29, the gymnasium at Mercer Island High School (MIHS) was transformed into a dining and entertainment venue as more than 500 friends and supporters of Mercer Island schools gathered for the Mercer Island Schools Foundation’s annual Breakfast of Champions event. The event raised $491,727 toward the Schools Foundation’s spring goal of $1.2 million to retain classroom teachers and maintain present class sizes. At the elementary level, this means four teachers per school. At middle and high
school, this means maintaining 20-class periods per day for both schools. KING 5 News anchor and MIHS alumna, Jean Enersen, hosted the morning festivities. Schools Foundation board member Mark Eskridge challenged the attendees to “dig deep” to augment state and local funding for schools. Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano said, “Even though Washington is ranked 41st in the country in per-pupil spending, your continued support through the Schools Foundation allows us to leverage our operating budget to enrich the educational programs offered to our students and to our staff.” Executive Director Penny Yantis. “We are thrilled with today’s results and look forward to receiving additional, generous donations in the weeks ahead. Thank you to all!”
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An incomplete or an ‘F’ ? I magine the domed state Capitol as a classroom, with 147 state lawmakers as students, and you may get a better picture of the challenge facing Washington’s Supreme Court this summer. Justices in January gave the “students” a two-part assignment, which was due April 30. They told them they needed to put more money into education, reminding them the state must be paying the full cost of basic education in public schools by 2018. Another part of their homework required legislators to draw up a timeline showing what will be spent year-to-year, to ensure the state meets the court-imposed deadline in the McCleary case. Well, those “students” didn’t get either done. Last Wednesday, a bipartisan committee of lawmakers representing the Legislature turned in a required progress report which described how they tried, and how political and philosophical divisions prevented them from completing their assignment. They also explained that supplemental budgets, like the one adopted in 2014, are not the ideal vehicle for making a billion-dollar investment, as the court might have desired. A decision like that will be best made in 2015 when the next two-year budget is adopted. And in the 58-page report, lawmakers expressed appreciation of the justices’ prodding to get them to live up to their constitutional obligations for education. But they also not-sosubtly said “Don’t mess with us” in a section arguing why they didn’t think the justices could force them to do the homework as assigned.
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“I’m writing my Mom a poem and getting her M&Ms with her name on them.” Varun Viswanathan 7th grader Mercer Island
How will the court deal with such recalcitrance? It’s a bit of a crapshoot because, well, there’s never been a showdown quite like this between these two branches of Washington government. The Supreme Court could deliver another scolding — there have been two so far — then wait to see if lawmakers next year come up with “the grand agreement” they deem necessary for doing as they’ve been told. Or it could exact punishment, as has happened in other states. In March, the Kansas Supreme Court directed the Legislature to provide more funds for education by July 1, or else part of the state budget will be voided. In Washington, justices in January warned of a potentially bumpy road ahead should lawmakers not turn in a completed assignment. “Our decision in this case remains fully subject to judicial enforcement,” Chief Justice Barbara Madsen wrote. “We have no wish to be forced into entering specific funding directives to the State, or, as some state high courts have done, holding the Legislature in contempt of court.” Those families and school districts whose lawsuits led to the McCleary decision hope the court’s patience is running out. Lawmakers candidly admit in the report they did not do what the court asked them to do, said Thomas Ahearne, who is the attorney for the plaintiffs. “Frankly, the Supreme Court is going to have to make a decision,” he said. “They are going to have to decide whether they meant what they said.” If they do, those “students” could face a lot more than detention. Political reporter Jerry Cornfield can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Everett Herald is a sister publication to the Mercer Island Reporter. Both are owned by Sound Publishing, Inc.
To the editor All bus routes affected Over the past several weeks, articles have appeared in the Mercer Island Reporter regarding proposed cuts in Mercer Island bus service. The April 16 (print e dit ion) and the Send your letters to: April 30 email@example.com. articles Keep it brief, courteous, did not and sign your name. list the 202 route as a route that will be deleted pursuant to the current Metro plans. This is a longstanding route from the South-end to downtown Seattle taken by many Island residents—in increasing numbers, and some of us for many years. Whether the 202 is more or less important than the other routes listed isn’t the point; all of them are
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“Making breakfast in bed and surprising her with gifts.” Jacob Berman 5th grader Point Roberts
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Fire | FROM 3 “The ladder truck is used to help ‘ventilate’ a fire from the side or roof of the house,” he explained, “to ensure fire and gas does not build up within the structure." There was some concern about the proximity of the other homes and tall trees, he continued, noting that Mercer Island and Bellevue and the surrounding communities fire departments have protocols in place to facilitate sharing resources in situations such as this. Wong said it was surreal to stand in his driveway and watch the fire. It took some time to take in the gravity of the situation, he said. The Wongs were the only ones at the home. Their two children are grown and they do not have any pets. The couple were escorted into the home for a few minutes after the fire had been controlled
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Wong said, to grab a few things. Commander Rob Villalobos told them to get what they could. He told them not to expect to return for seven months. They checked into the Residence Inn in Bellevue at 2 a.m. later that same night. Wong was impressed by the professionalism of the firefighters and their compassion. “Each, to a man, stopped to tell us how sorry they were about the fire and what they had to do to the house to control it from spreading,” he said. The Wongs have now moved to an apartment in the Town Center. Wong who has a law practice in downtown Seattle and describes himself as having a Type A personality, noted that his life has changed. “I was surprised as to how disorienting this is,” he said of the experience. The source of the fire is still under investigation.
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Mercer Island High School graduating seniors Ellena Jones and Rachel Gallagher were each awarded $5,000 scholarships at the fifth annual Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Award Ceremony on May 3 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. Tweleve young women applied for the scholarship. Stanley Ann Dunham was a 1960 graduate of MIHS and the mother of President Barack Obama. The Scholarship Fund was founded in her memory by friends and fellow classmates and annually recognizes MIHS female graduating students who demonstrate Stanley Ann Dunham’s commitment to academic achievement, serving marginalized communities, and empowering women around the world. Rachel Gallagher began volunteering as a sophomore to help children with special needs, after reading about a Mercer Island organization called Friendship Circle of Washington. Realizing the stigma surrounding the special needs students at MIHS, she decided to create a group called “Lunch Buddies” to ensure that these students have companions to eat with at lunch. Her knowledge and passion for others with special needs deepened after she spent a sum-
mer at Seattle Children’s Hospital researching autism and assisting patients and their families. Her plans for the future include Carleton College and then medical school where she hopes to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by autism. In her own words, “The marginalizing impact of autism makes it my goal to return to Seattle Children’s someday as a psychiatrist. As I take the next steps towards this dream…I will emulate Stanley Ann by dedicating myself to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by autism.” Ellena Jones has developed an independence and self-advocacy discipline that has guided her through her life. She has held numerous positions of responsibility in her volunteering activities with Mercer Island Youth and Family Services, Natural Helpers, and Seattle Music Partners in addition to an excellent academic record. According to her high school counselor, Ellena epitomizes perseverance and strength in the midst of adversity. She has proven to be a natural leader in her musical pursuits as well, acting as section leader and playing saxophone in the Jazz Ensemble. Ellena plans to major in social work in college. “I want to empower others in the way I have had
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FRIDAY | 25 BURGLARY: Someone entered a garage in the 8000 block of S.E. 36th St., through an unlocked side door. The unknown suspect took two bikes – a 1970s Schwinn Traveler and a men’s racing bike. A parked Honda Accord was also entered, but nothing was taken. MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: AntiSemitic graffiti was written on the side of a building in the 3200 block of 78th Ave. S.E. No information was known about the suspect upon initial investigation.
SATURDAY | 26 ACCIDENT: At 2 p.m. a police officer was dispatched to the scene of an accident. The first vehicle was gone upon arrival. The property owner in the 9600 block of S.E. 71st St. said that he was at the bottom of his driveway when he saw the car backing up at the top of his driveway, rear-end a sprinkler and break it off. A verbal argument ensued. The driver of the car was later located and claimed that she did not break the sprinkler, but that it was already broken.
SUNDAY | 27 THEFT: A 63-year-old suspect stole four bottles of liquor, three packages of meat and a package of cheese from the North-end QFC, collectively worth about $276. He was arrested and booked in Issaquah Jail. A pipe was found when he was searched at the jail. THEFT: An Island woman in the 2200 block of 71st Ave. S.E. claimed her generator was stolen from the side of her house. She believes the suspects are “drug addicted friends of her son.” MALICIOUS MISCHIEF: A suspect attempted to enter the ground-level window of a house in the 2400 block of Mercer Way, using a piece of rebar. The suspect heard the alarm sounding and fled the scene. The homeowner was
present during the attempted break-in but did not see the suspect. Damages were estimated at $25.
MONDAY | 28 ACCIDENT: After 2 p.m. on Monday, police arrived at the scene of a small collision. The driver of the first vehicle said she was attempting a left-hand turn from S.E. 40th St. onto Southbound Island Crest Way. She struck the curb and veered into a second car. The driver of that second car said she was driving south on Island Crest Way when hit. FRAUD: A 58-year-old Island man reported that someone had made 10 transactions for $800 on his MasterCard. The transactions were all made at the Mercer Island Shell station over a period of nine days. WARRANT ARREST: A 48-yearold Bellevue man was arrested by Medina police for an outstanding warrant with the Mercer Island police department. A police officer picked up the suspect and transported him to Issaquah Jail.
TUESDAY | 29 ACCIDENT: At 6:30 p.m. the owner of a vehicle parked in a space at 2820 75th Pl. S.E. left her car. She returned the next morning at 7:30 a.m. and realized that the rear, passengerside of her vehicle had been struck overnight. ACCIDENT: A car stopped at the top of the I-90 Eastbound off-ramp to 77th Ave. S.E. collided with a second car traveling Northbound in the 2600 block of 77th Ave. S.E. The first vehicle made a left-hand turn, failing to yield its rightof-way to the second car. WARRANT ARREST: Snohomish County Jail contacted dispatch to notify Mercer Island police that a warrant subject was available for pick-up. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to Issaquah Jail. THEFT: An 80-year-old Island woman in the 6000 block 86th Ave. S.E. reported that she believed a recent live-in
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WEDNESDAY | 30 WARRANT ARREST: An Island
man was contacted for a welfare check at the North Park-and-Ride. He claimed to be fine and identified himself with a Washington state driver’s license. He said he had a warrant for fourth-degree assault from an incident in 2001 and that his case worker and public defender were working to resolve it. The suspect was taken to King County Jail on his outstanding warrant. INFORMATIONAL REPORT: An Island woman called police to report that her ex-husband had called her house to speak with their child about a book left at his place the night before. The ex-husband was reportedly parked down the street. His son and daughter walked down the street to where he was parked and he returned the book. The reporting party, his ex-wife, told police she was upset he had not made direct contact with her.
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Burglars | FROM 1 While officers were canvassing the neighborhood, one neighbor told MIPD she’d seen a vehicle with four males scrutinizing her neighbor’s home in such a suspicious manner that she’d written down the license plate number. Detectives went to work on the case, in coordination with Seattle and Bellevue Police Detectives and produced enough evidence to request search warrants. The vehicle was located the next morning in South Seattle and impounded, pending a search warrant.
PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MERCER ISLAND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Mercer Island City Council will hold a public hearing at the City Council meeting of May 19, 2014, at 7:00 pm to discuss the draft 2015-2020 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Any interested person(s) may appear and provide input. The TIP covers roadway, pedestrian and bicycle projects planned for the six-year period beginning in 2015. State law requires that the TIP be updated and adopted by the City annually. More information about the TIP is available at http://www. mercergov.org/TIP. For questions, contact Patrick Yamashita, City Engineer at email@example.com or (206) 275-7722. Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on May 7, 2014 and May 14, 2014. #1013875. 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.
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highest law enforcement award: The Medal of Honor. The medal is given to officers who made the ultimate sacrifice, who were seriously injured in the line of duty or who have displayed exceptionally meritorious conduct. The ceremony took place at the Washington
State Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony in Olympia. “Every one of the individuals honored today has helped make Washington a safer state,” said Inslee. “It’s a heroic act to put on that uniform. Wearing that uniform is a choice to put
Detectives from Seattle PD arrested the vehicle’s owner when he called later that day to report his car stolen, and MIPD Detectives arrived to interview the suspect. He provided a full confession and information as to where a large portion of the property could be recovered, including the most valuable pieces of rare collectibles. The relieved owner then stated, “I want to thank the MIPD and Detective Pete Erickson for performing an outstanding job in recovery of property stolen from my home on Mercer
Island. The department secured the home, canvassed the area for witnesses, collected evidence for a rock-solid case, and acted immediately in impounding the suspected automobile used in the burglary. The fast recovery of property and capture of suspects are a testament to the true professionalism shown by the Department.” The suspects are thought to be responsible for additional Island and surrounding city burglaries, which investigators are pursuing.
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Sandra Winsby Dowling
Sandra Winsby Dowling passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 31, 2014 after a short battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. She will be dearly missed by her husband Bill, children Laine (Mary), Patrick (Blanca) and Elisabeth (Morgan), and grandchildren Amanda, Maggie, Tre, Danny, PJ, Rhiannon and Liam. Born in Alameda, California in 1941 to Milton and Betty Winsby, Sandi attended Alameda High School, and graduate from the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in early childhood education. While at Berkeley she met her husband, who was stationed at the Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Alameda. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last September. After spending several years in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Sandi taught preschool and cared for their two sons, the family moved to Mercer Island in 1975. Sandi dedicated her life to caring for children. She was a devoted mother to her three children, spending hours carpooling, attending PTA meetings, soccer, baseball and football games, track meets, ballet recitals, plays, concerts, and choir performances. There was always a home cooked dinner on the table at 6pm. Sandi was an active member of MIPC’s children’s ministries for many years, working with generations of children who fondly remember Sandi’s Sunday school classes and art projects as well as her kind and caring heart. She also taught parent-child education classes through Bellevue Community College. Sandi was a talented seamstress who made amazing costumes for holiday and seasonal performances at MIPC, and dresses for her daughter and granddaughters. Sandi was also an accomplished artist and crafter who shared her gift, and her love for children, through artwork often displayed throughout the hallways at MIPC. She was a supporter of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and a member of P.E.O. International. The Dowling Family would like to extend our deep gratitude to the many people who provided their love and support during the last few months of Sandi’s life. A celebration of Sandi’s life, with a reception to follow, will be held at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the ALS Association: www.alsa.org. 1041787
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School board approves Zmuda as new associate principal By Joseph Livarchik
Following the recommendation from Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano, the Mercer Island School Board approved Mark Zmuda to be the new associate principal at Mercer Island High School at its board meeting Thursday, May 1. Zmuda will officially begin work at the high school July 1. “I am very excited to be working with the Mercer Island School District,” Zmuda said while addressing the board before its approval. “I value education very highly and I come from a family of educators, so I’m looking forward to continuing with education, hopefully here at the Mercer Island School District for quite some time.” The former Eastside Catholic vice principal, who was dismissed from Eastside Catholic School in December after marry-
ing his male partner, was selected from a group of five semifinalists, all from the Puget Sound region, that had some sort of previous administrative experience. That group was narrowed from a pool of 60 applicants from across the country, mostly consisting of applicants from Washington state, but also including applicants from the East Coast and the Southeast, as well as from states like Missouri and Texas. When asked how the Eastside Catholic controversy was considered in the decision to hire Zmuda, Plano said it wasn’t a disqualifying factor. “Mr. Zmuda was hired because of his qualifications, his interview with members of the interview team, which included students, and because he was the number one candidate,” said Plano. “We feel his personal life is his and what he is doing with the archdiocese is his. He’s doing what’s best for him and his family. That doesn’t concern his public school employment.”
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The basics: letters of recommendation, thank you notes Question: I am a junior and am unsure about how to get letters of recommendation from my teachers. How do I go about doing this?
Students are often under the misconception that they must get a letter from a math/ science teacher and one from an English/ social science teacher. Ideally, you would ask someone who Answer: This it the right could address your academtime of year to be thinkic ability in an area relevant ing about which teachers to your intended major, you want to ask for a letter such as a math or physics of recommendation. Since teacher if you are interested teachers write these letters in engineering, but for a on their own student who time, they may is undecided, On college limit the numthere are no ber of student specific rules letters they other than write. You want finding teachto be asking ers who will one or more of highlight your your junior year strengths. Many teachers as colschools only leges are interrequire that Joan Franklin ested in your you have one recent academic teacher recomability and mendation prefer teachers from your and allow you to include junior or senior year who other recommenders such taught your main core acaas employers, coaches or demic subjects. I am often religious leaders who know hesitant to consider senior you outside the school setyear teachers if you are ting. applying under early action I generally advise stuor early decision deaddents to consider asking lines as they would have teachers who can speak had very little time to get not only to your intellecto know you as a student tual capacity and critical before writing their letter. thinking skills but also
can attest to your passions and character. This might not necessarily be the class where you received your top grades but one where you showed resilience and motivation to work on any academic challenges you faced. Ideally you showed intellectual curiosity and were an active participant that brought something to the academic conversation in the classroom. You also want to consider which teachers you deem most reliable and can do the best job writing more than your stock generic letter. I recommend that you ask your teachers in person so that you can gauge the reaction of the teacher and judge if your teacher is likely to write a very favorable letter on your behalf. As a student, you will be asked to waive your rights to read this letter as this ensures that the teachers’ comments will be seen as credible and reliable. Assuming the teacher agrees, you would want to ask him or her if they require any specific forms beyond what is traditionally used by their high school. You should followup with a list of the colleges
you are applying to and their deadlines along with a short cover letter thanking them for their support and a brief self-reflective paragraph on why you believe you have the qualifications and or interest to attend the schools on your list. You might also want to include any work in the class that you are proud of, what you learned in the class and any challenges you overcame. Lastly, you will want to give these teachers a copy of your resume so they can discuss any extracurricular involvement that might be relevant to your application. Most importantly, please send your teachers, counselors and outside recommenders a handwritten note, again thanking them for the time they put forth writing you this letter and make the time to follow-up with them once you have your college decisions in hand. Joan Franklin is the owner of MI College Support, an independent college counseling practice (www.micollegesupport.org). She can be reached at (206) 232-5626
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A sticky situation at Lakeridge
DIGIVATIONS, a STEM+ARTS+MOVEMENT creative technology learning lab from Point Roberts, brought its blend of world-building through innovation, role-playing and speculative fiction to Islander Middle School Wednesday, April 30. IMS students engaged in a “world-building” exercise, using Legos to create new worlds (staff photos).
Lakeridge Elementary School parents, students and faculty showed their support for Bridge the Gap at the annual Lakeridge pancake breakfast on Friday, May 2. Not only did the event raise over $30k for Bridge the Gap, but look at the fun everyone had taping Lakeridge principal Andy Labadie to the gym wall! Duct tape was sold at the breakfast for $5/ yard or $100/roll. A huge thank you to Mr. LaBadie for being such a great sport!
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Forget what you think you know about cats getting stuck in trees, and just ask the experts. They’re the guys in climbing gear, not uniforms, and here in the Snoqualmie Valley, they’re probably named Shaun and Tom. More formally, Shaun Sears of North Bend and Tom Otto of Olympia, brothers-in-law for all practical purposes, are Canopy Cat Rescue and Conservation, LLC, (www. canopycatrescue.com) a non-profit organization devoted to rescuing cats stuck in trees. They are also, a little to their own surprise, authorities on the subject. “I guess we are becoming cat experts,” Sears admitted. “We learn a little bit more about cat behavior every time we go on a call.” The two have rescued
hundreds of cats in the past few years, from trees mainly, but also from utility poles and other high places. Since they’re both professional climbers — Sears has been a mountain guide at Mount Rainer for 11 years, and Otto is an arborist for Olympia and other governm e n t agencies and both have built osprey nesting platforms and installed Web cams for Watchable Wildlife — they have the gear, ability, and know-how to do it more safely than the people you might think to call first.
They also have the interest. Both have their own cats (dogs, too), and they hate to turn down any call for help, because there aren’t many options for cat owners in need. “Most f i r e departments won’t do rescues,” s a i d Sears, nor will most animal control departments, which u s u ally refer people to arborists on such websites as Cat in a Tree (www2.catinatreerescue. com) or MEOW Cat Rescue (www.meowcatrescue.org/ resources/articles/18/catstuck-in-a-tree). Sears and
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At left, “Tigger” was rescued on Jan. 24. Above, With his climbing gear rigged to operate one-handed, Tom Otto can hold a distressed kitty in his arms while descending a tree. This cat needed rescuing twice already this year. we get within a certain range,” he said. Poor vision, plus whatever sent them up the tree in the first place — usually a threat from a dog or raccoon or coyote — will keep a terrified cat in a tree no matter how hungry it is. “Odds are, not only can they not see to the base of the tree, but they’re also assuming that whatever chased them up the tree… is still at the base of the tree,” Sears said. “I liken it to being stuck on a rock face the other day, and smelling pizza down below… They can’t see, and somebody is shouting at them, taunting them with food.” Conventional wisdom also states that cats can get down by themselves, but there are limits to that.
“We’ve had a vet tell us cats are really good at going up,” said Sears. And scared cats will continue to go up, even away from their rescuers, until they feel safe. Coming back down is a very literal undertaking, though. Cats’ claws are ideal for travel in one direction, the one that keeps their heads up, so descending means they have to go backwards down the tree, until they can see the ground, when they usually jump, Otto said. Cats will sometimes jump out of Sears’ or Ottos’ arms when they can see the ground, too, but often, the cats are content to stay with their rescuers until they see a familiar face. By the time they have the cats, our
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heroes have usually invested quite a bit of time in learning about the animals from the owners, and in gaining the cats’ trust. If the cat is feral or not known by the callers — about one in five calls is from someone who just heard a cat screaming for help — Sears and Otto will have a net ready to hold it, and sometimes even to catch it if it decides to jump, for the ride down. Otherwise, “After a few pets, they’ll relax,” said Sears. “Then we just pick them up like a normal cat, or scruff them. We might put them in the bag if they’re fighting, or just descend with them in our arms.” “We set things up beforehand to operate one-handed,” added Otto. After re-uniting the cat with its people, the guys typically pack up all their ropes and gear, then head home to post the picture and information about their latest rescue to their Facebook site. For the kitties who don’t have homes, they also post a plea for
Officially, most fire departments don’t rescue cats in trees. A cat rescue could delay responses to other emergencies and fire fighters are usually not trained to climb trees. For the same reasons, Regional Animal Services of King County recommends calling a tree service. “They have specialized equipment (like aerial bucket trucks) and training to get up into the tree canopy,” explained King County spokesperson Cameron Satterfield. On beautiful, sunny days, climbing trees for a living sounds like a pretty good gig, and they both agree it is. They also like it on the rainy, blustery days and nights, which are often when cats need rescuing, because they’d rather be up in a tree then, than to have someone inexperienced try their own rescue. “The most scared I’ve ever been has been up on a ladder,” Sears said. So, trust the experts, and call them at (253) 324-0524, or (360) 239-8982, sooner than later for your stranded kitty. Everyone will be hap-
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Dos and don’ts for cats in trees • Do call an expert. • Don’t call the fire department or police; they typically won’t commit resources that might be needed in a bigger emergency. • Don’t wait. Cats can survive several days, but the longer you wait, the weaker they get, increasing their risk of falling. • Don’t spray the cat with water to force it down; it will only climb higher. • Do keep your cats’ claws trimmed. If your cat spends any time outdoors, don’t declaw it. • Do give your cat safe place to retreat from dogs and other threats, without having to climb a tree. • Don’t give up on finding a lost cat. Do look up, because it might be in a tree.
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Islander Girls golf 75-match winning streak ends Islanders edge Eagles to take KingCo’s top spot By Joseph Livarchik
Mercer Island golf captain Katie Rorem said golf is a funny sport because you can always improve, no matter how good you are. “Sometimes the golf ball falls in the hole and sometimes you take an extra stroke here and there,” she said. “You know how good you’ve played, but you can’t always do it every day.” The ball was falling on the final day of the season, but for the first time in seven years, it was for the other team. Mercer Island’s 75-match winning streak came to an end against Bellevue Thursday, May 1, with the Wolverines besting the Islanders 226-237 at Overlake Golf Course. It was Mercer Island’s first loss since April of 2007. Mercer Island golf coach Don Papasedero said when he talked to his girls after the match, he
years because we have such a strong class.” The Wolverines boasted three of the lowest overall individual scores, with Lauren Patrick having a career round, shooting a 39 to earn medalist honors, and both Tiffany Huang and Alexis Choi shooting a 43 on the par36 course. Rachel Fuji was a medalist for Mercer Island, also shooting a 39. Carsen Harkins shot a 47, and Kate Peterson and Joseph Livarchik/Staff photo Molly White both shot a 49 to lead the Islanders. Mercer Island’s Whitley Pearson prepares to tee off during The final tally was the Islanders’ match against Bellevue Thursday, May 1 at Bellevue’s second-lowest Overlake Golf Course. score of the season, while “It was really emotion- Mercer Island shot its was resorted to one of his al,” said senior captain second-highest. favorite pieces of advice: Plenty was riding on Katie Rorem. “It was a flush it and move on. the match heading into “I encouraged them not feeling I hadn’t had to meeting to do the blame game and feel in four years, and to Thursday’s between the two rivals. not have a pity party, just have it happen on our last Besides Mercer Island’s match against our rivals move on and not dwell on it,” said Papasedero. was pretty emotional. winning streak, both “But I was crying, they I’m lucky to say we went teams were undefeated were crying. But the same 11-1 this season and I and vying for the KingCo thing happened last year guess the loss had to hap- title. Harkins said with the [after winning the last pen at some point, but it match], I was crying, was kind of a new feeling streak on the line, it was they were crying. That’s for sure. I didn’t think it the first golf match that would happen for a few caught her school’s interthe way we are.” est. And Rorem was particularly nervous
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Heading into Friday’s matchup with undefeated Issaquah, Mercer Island had a plan to stop the Eagles’ offense. When it didn’t work, the Islanders resorted to what they’ve always done, and the results were what they’ve always been. Mercer Island’s undefeated squad held off the Eagles, winning 10-9 Friday, May 2 at Issaquah High School, to take con-
trol of first place in the KingCo standings. The Islanders improved to 9-0 in its division and 16-1 overall, while Issaquah dropped to 8-1 in KingCo and 13-3 overall. After the game, coach Ian O’Hearn said it felt great to be in first place, but the game got a little too exciting. “We started out a little slow on our part, but the kids stayed confident and
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Mercer Island’s Reid Fuhr, Peter Mahony, Cooper Johnson and Evan Condon were all smiles following one of Johnson’s four goals against Issaquah Friday, May 2 at Issaquah High School (staff photo).
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Girls lacrosse fighting through season By Joseph Livarchik
On a day when temperatures soared into the mid80s, members of the Mercer Island girls lacrosse team looked over to its bench and saw only one sub. Except for the heat, this was nothing new for the Islanders. Mercer Island fought its way to a 16-16 tie with Garfield Thursday, May 1 at Seattle’s Genesee Playfield. The tie brought the Islanders’ Alki league record to 3-1-1, good enough for second place in the standings behind Bainbridge Island, which leads at 5-0-0. While coach Liz Shields was hoping for a better closeout against Garfield, she said the Islanders hung in there and were working with what they had, fighting on the field through the hot temperatures and resting players when they could. “We were inconsistent at times, but we have no subs,” she said. “We’ve had a lot of injuries. We had to bring someone up from JV today because we have someone out with a concussion for the rest of the season. But they played hard until the end.” Holly Waggoner led the
By the numbers BASEBALL Friday, May 2 Mercer Island 8, Mount Si 3 Mercer Island 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 - 8 Mount Si 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 3 Mercer Island –Keegan Ogard 3-3, run, RBI; Chris Lawler 2-3, three runs; Brandon Lawler 1-3, run, 4 RBIs.
BOYS SOCCER Friday, May 2
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Sports briefs Boys 12U baseball team slams 48 runs at Yakima Tourney
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Mercer Island’s Maddy Kanter charges against the Garfield defense Thursday, May 2 at Genesee Playfield. Islanders in scoring with 6 goals and 2 assists. June Kissell had 5 goals, Maddy Kanter had 3 goals and Hannah Paborsky contributed 2 goals and had 5 draw controls. With a roster that features three freshman, Shields said at the beginning of the season the Islanders were a young team taking the season one game at a time. They have had just enough players for varsity and JV teams. Shields said with the Mercer Island 2, Mount Si 1 Mercer Island – Scott Montague (Sean Bender); Daniel Espeleta (un). Mount Si – Aaron Baumgardner (Connor Williams).
FASTPITCH Friday, May 2 Mercer Island 2, Bellevue 0 Bellevue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 Mercer Island 1 0 0 0 1 0 x - 2 Mercer Island – Natalie Ricklefs 2-3, RBI; Andie Munroe 2-3.
arrival of the postseason, numbers would be easier to manage with more available JV players to borrow. Shields has been encouraged by what she’s seen on the field from her mostly young team. “We played Snohomish with no subs and we lost by four, but the girls played tough. And then we tied Lakeside, who are a really good team, and then we beat Kennedy,” she said. “At times, they all just seem to
GIRLS TENNIS Thursday, May 1 Mercer Island 6, Newport 1 Singles—Lydia Venditti beat Allison Lee, 6-0, 6-0; Gabby Venditti beat Sally Kim, 6-1, 6-0; Sarah Sweet beat Rena Song, 6-2, 6-4; Sammy Sweet beat Sonia Scallon, 6-0, 6-3. Doubles—Caroline Dillon-Caroline Hamilton beat Emily Chen-Lilly Hou, 6-1, 6-1; Melanie Lee-Miji Suhr beat Ashley Sun-Erica Hsia, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3; Sara Park-Kari Nasu ( N) beat Julia Glick-Kelly Haschen, 6-1, 6-4.
click and connect passes and do all the right things and other times, we have lapses and kind of fall by the wayside and don’t stick to the game plan. But, they’re just lacking that experience, which they’ll grow into.” The Islanders finish the regular season tonight against first-place Bainbridge Island at 7:45 p.m. at Mercer Island High School.
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Monday, April 28 Mercer Island 7, Bainbridge 4 Mercer Island 1 2 2 2 - 7 Bainbridge 1 0 0 3 - 4 Mercer Island scoring— Alicia Nordal 3, Michelle Na 2, Mallory Phillips 1, Nola Peshkin 1; Davis Simmons 7 saves. Bainbridge scoring—No scoring available.
The 2014 12U Mercer Island Select Thunder baseball team competed in the Yakima May Day Mayhem Tournament in Yakima April 27. Mercer Island Select Thunder went 3-1 in the tournament, with its loss coming against the eventual tournament winner, La Grande Wolfpack of LaGrande, Ore. In its four games, Mercer Island Select Thunder scored 48 total runs and had an average margin of victory of 10 runs. The team includes Ethan Boyle, Duke Brotherton, Jack Dickinson, Joey Gallagher, Andrew Kaelin, Ryan Knowles, Alex Quinlan, Rohan Tatum, Lukas Varney, Luke Wenzel and Alex White. Mercer Island Select Thunder is coached by Curt Varney, Tom Gallagher and Brad Brotherton.
Boyd promoted to AA minor league team Mercer Island’s Matt Boyd, the 2013 AllAmerican pitcher from Oregon State University, has been promoted to AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Eastern League. Drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, his rise through the minor league system comes nine months in as a professional ball player. Beginning this
season with the Advanced A Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League (FSL), Boyd leads the FSL with four wins and a 0.29 ERA, posting 37 strikeouts and 31 innings pitched. Boyd leads the MiLB system in wins and has been named the FSL Pitcher of the Week Award twice as announced by the MiLB. Boyd’s first AA start was last Wednesday, April 30 against the Trenton Lightning, the AA affiliate of the New York Yankees. Boyd pitched four innings, allowing two runs off five hits while striking out four.
2014 Summer Jr. Hoopsters Camp opens registration Early bird registration for the Mercer Island Jr. Hoopsters summer camp is open and available for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon June 23-26 in the Mercer Island High School main gym. Girls from grades K-5 can look forward to working on passing, shooting, dribbling and footwork drills, as well as contests and awards and improving as a player. The MI Junior Hoopsters camp will be under the supervision of MIHS girls varsity basketball coach Kaela Yuen, as well as the MIHS girls basketball coaching staff and players. Proceeds will benefit the MIHS girls basketball program. Cost is $130 for the week, or register by May 20 and pay $100. Registration deadline is June 16.
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Blending adds yet another dimension to Northwest wines
In March, I attended enthusiasts who want more the 17th Annual Taste of in-depth knowledge. Last Washington at Century year I attended one semiLink. It is the largest nar which discussed one regional wine v ine yard…its tasting in the On Wine location, its dirt United States, c omp o s it i on , and I have which grapes attended every grow best on one — from the west-facing way back in slope vs. the 1997 when south-facing it was held in slope, its rainthe Paramount fall, its wind Theatre with Dee Hitch direction, etc. the chairs The vineyard were removed. manager then Prior to that, I was a explained how various card-carrying member of rows are trellised, canopied the Northwest Enological and pruned to the instrucSociety when tastings were tions of the various winery under the Seattle Center’s customers. Pacific Science Center This year I chose blendarches and there were so ing with North Star Winery few Northwest wines that from Walla Walla. I have Korbel and other California attended various blendwines were included to fill ing events: two at Januik in the gaps! in Woodinville, one at The current format of Hogue Cellars in Prosser, Taste Washington is two one at Conn Creek in Napa days of identical tastings and one at Rodney Strong preceded by seminars in Vineyards in Sonoma. the morning. There are All in all, blending is a four seminars from which humbling experience. The to choose each day. The wine maker presents the seminars are for those wine same wines which he uses.
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golf | FROM 14 about Bellevue based on standings, scores and how the two teams fared against Mount Si. Bellevue won outright, while the Islanders were coming off a playoff win after tying the Wildcats. The coach and both captains praised Bellevue’s performance. “Kudos to [Bellevue] to having their best day and beating us,” said Rorem. “I’m sure they felt the pressure just as much as us. We both went into 11-0 and it was a match for the KingCo title. You got to give it to them to be able to handle that.” The loss ended an incredible run for Mercer Island girls golf. According to the National Federation of State High School Associations, the 75-match winning streak ranked seventh nationally and was the No. 1 active streak. Recordholder Hingham Notre Dame Academy of Massachusetts had its streak of 188 consecutive matches unbeaten ended last year. The Islanders’ last dual match loss came against Skyline in 2007. “The interesting part of that, going into it
Carsen Harkins takes a few practice swings before teeing off against Bellevue Thursday, May 1 (staff photo). we had won ten in a row and lost,” recalled Papasedero. “The year before, we won ten in a row and lost to Newport. We’ve only lost three times since 2005.” Assistant coach and former Mercer Island golf captain Catherine Chamberlain attributed the Islanders’ success during the streak to Papasedero’s emphasis on golf as a team sport through partner golf. “It was especially something to be proud of, seeing how far the
program has come since I’ve been there,” she said. “Every team out there has one good player, and we have a team of girls shooting consistently well.” While the sting of defeat may still remain, it hasn’t kept the Islanders from moving forward and looking ahead. Harkins said even though the team may be sad, they’re moving on and getting excited for the KingCo tournament. “I think the girls are proud to be on a team that had that winning streak for so long,” she said. And if nothing else the loss hasn’t robbed Papasedero of his humor. “I bet it’ll be easier to schedule matches next year, people will want to play us again,” quipped the coach. “We’ve had a hard time with that. Obviously, we’re not bulletproof.” Mercer Island’s top six players will compete at the KingCo league tournament at Snohomish Golf Course Monday, May 12. The top 18 will earn a spot in the district tournament the following week.
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lax | FROM 14 calm. We kept going and slowly chipped away at them.” It was a playoff atmosphere as the two undefeated KingCo lacrosse teams squared off. The Eagles were off to a fast start, scoring almost at will with three goals in the game’s opening four minutes before a goal by Jack Counihan put Mercer Island on the board. O’Hearn attributed the Islanders’ slow start to a twist his team tried in its defense that wasn’t working out. “[Issaquah] moves the ball really well and likes the possession game, so we were trying to mess up their momentum by taking away the outside to prevent them from moving the ball and setting up into a motion offense,” he said. “It didn’t work, so we went back to what we were good at, which was our normal defense and it paid off.” Mercer Island managed to slow Issaquah’s scoring attack, cutting the Eagles’ lead to 5-4 at the end of the first period. The Islanders came out aggressive in the second, but despite getting plenty of shots on
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Mercer Island’s Jack Vassau battles Issaquah’s Mikey Giannopulos during a faceoff Friday, May 2 at Issaquah High School. goal, were unable to connect until two quick goals from Cooper Johnson gave Mercer Island its first lead at 6-5 with just under three minutes in the half. But Issaquah responded to even the score at six before heading into the half. The Islanders turned the tables on the Eagles in the second half, creating turnovers and opening with its own three-goal run to take a 9-6 lead. In the fourth, a goal from Evan Condon gave Mercer Island a 10-7 lead with 6:50 remaining. Issaquah managed two quick scores in the game’s final minute,
but Mercer Island managed to secure the game’s final faceoff to hold off the Eagles. Johnson had four goals and a ground ball for the Islanders, while Brett Bottomley had two goals, two assists and two ground balls and Peter Mahony had a goal and two assists. In goal, Benji Rothenberg had 12 saves. Next for Mercer Island will be a matchup with Bellevue at 8 p.m. Friday, May 9 at Islander Stadium. The Islanders lead the Wolverines by a single game in league standings, with Bellevue’s lone blemish coming April 25 in a 6-5 loss to Issaquah.
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Wine | FROM 16 a final dish. We were given a booklet which described the growing regions of the four merlot regions: hot or warm days, cool nights, soil composition, rainfall. His “spice rack” is made up of cabernet sauvignon for roundness and brightness, petit verdot for color and structure, and cabernet franc for softness. As usual, when I am presented with several wines for blending, graduated cylinders, and pipettes, I am initially daunted. And as other participants at the table ask for more of a certain wine or talk about their perceptions, I begin to doubt my own observations! Then, I block out the noise and focus on my own blend. The most important
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intended to keep everyone safe. “Trail use is at its highest during the sunny days of spring and summer, and now is the right time to remind everyone about the basic rules of conduct,” said King County Parks Director Kevin Brown. Deputies are patrolling the sites to inform patrons on parks rules and regulations and also issue either a warning or fine for observed violations. Some of the most frequent observed violations include cyclists and other wheeled trail users greatly exceeding the trail system’s 15 mph speed limit, failure to follow pet leash laws that lead to accidents, and alcohol use. Sheriff ’s deputies will also be distributing copies of the trails code of conduct code of conduct, which is also posted at locations along trails. The enhanced enforcement effort will continue along selected portions of the parks system through the Labor Day weekend. The cost of this safety program is estimated at about $140,000 and is funded
through the King County Parks budget. This effort dedicates approximately 1,500 hours of patrolling and park patron interaction from April through October, with additional contingency hours to address concerns in the winter months. Deputies also work closely with park employees to help parks and trails patrons enjoy their visit. The King County Regional Trail system is a network of approximately 175 miles of multi-use trails that is used by bicyclists, pedestrians, runners, skaters, equestrians and others. Regional trails are popular for recreational use and for commuting. King County Parks offers more than 200 parks and 26,000 acres of parks and natural lands, including places such as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, 180 miles of backcountry trails and a world-class aquatic center. Learn more at http:// w w w. k i n g c o u n t y. g o v / parks/.
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water safety tips, demonstrations and information from lifeguards and patrol officers. Expect fun water activities and demonstrations in the pool. Stop by to see the Marine Patrol Boat used to keep Lake Washington safe.
Mercer Island Probus Club Monthly Meeting: 10:30
a.m., May 7, Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Bob Wiley, long-time Mercer Island resident, will discuss Northwest Coast Indians. He will explore the cultural differences between the tribes of Washington, British Columbia and Alaska. Bob is a docent and member of the Advisory Board at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. The public is welcome.
monday | 12 MI guild of seattle children’s hospital meeting:
11 a.m.-2 p.m., May 12, home of Jackie Wells. Luncheon will follow meeting. Car-pooling strongly suggested. We welcome new members, just RSVP to miphonebook@gmail. com for directions and ride share information.
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p.m., May 8, Mercer Island Community and Events Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Come hear how you can be a VolunTourist. There is no cost to attend this event. However, your donations will benefit disadvantaged, underserved, and impoverished people at home and abroad. There will be hors d’ oeuvres between 6-7 p.m., silent auction items and networking. A “dessert rush” follows at 7 p.m. For more visit: www.smilepower.org/2014_Annual_Event. html.
long-term care facility meeting: 1-2 p.m., May 13,
Caucus Room at City Hall, 9611 S.E. 36th St. If you are an Adult Family Home or Long Term Care Facility on Mercer Island please join for quarterly meetings to discuss how to respond and recover from a disaster.
saturday | 17 family toe-tapping concert presented by the cascade brass quintet: 7-9 p.m.,
May 17, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. This Spring program presented by the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church Concert Series will feature the very talented wind ensemble, The Cascade Brass Quintet, a Pacific Northwest ensemble consisting of two trumpets, French horn, trombone, and tuba. They
saturday | 10 water safety day: 1-3 p.m.,
May 10, Mary Wayte Pool, 8815 S.E. 40th St. Come join Olympic Cascade Aquatics and the Mercer Island Marine Patrol for a water safety day at the pool. There will be important
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Events | ongoing Tarzan - The Stage Musical: ongoing 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
sunday | 18 Savor the Season - Mercer Island Farmers Market 2014: 5:30-9 p.m., May 18,
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.mifarmersmarket.org.
meet the author - john 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 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.
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Despite optimism on health, Baby Boomers are vulnerable to illness By Timi Gustafson R.D.
They saw themselves as trail blazers and pioneers. They broke rules and redefined values. They took much for granted and expected more. They vowed to be forever young. But now, the baby boomers generation – those born between 1947 and 1964 – just hope to retire safely, hold on to their lifestyle, and stay as healthy and Timi Gustafson fit as possible. That may not be easy. Boomers have plenty of reasons to worry about their diminishing future prospects. Although they never thought of themselves as anything but winners, millions begin to discover how vulnerable they truly are. According to a survey by
Associated Press-Lifegoesstrong. com in 2011, the latest of its kind, slightly less than half of all boomers consider themselves as reasonably happy. Most think they are healthy or fairly healthy, and nearly half feel that their physical health has not worsened over the past five years. In terms of health concerns, cancer ranks highest, followed by age-related dementia and memory loss, and heart disease. Overweight and obesity are among the most common causes of health problems affecting boomers. Two-thirds have made at least one dietary adjustment to lose weight, and more than half to reduce cholesterol levels. Overall, this generation seems better informed about the ins and outs of nutritional health than its predecessors. Still, as other studies have
honors for the fallen | FROM 7 the safety of others above one’s own safety, and we owe these men and women – and their families – our deepest gratitude.” The following officers were recognized with a Posthumous Award for
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shot while attempting to arrest a horse thief. Spencer and another deputy had located the suspect at Fort Spokane. As Spencer called out to the suspect to place him under arrest, the suspect suddenly spun around and opened fire. Spencer was wounded, but both deputies opened fire on the suspect and killed him. Two days after the shooting, and after Spencer’s arm was amputated, he died from complications of his gunshot wounds on April 3, 1892. Officer Edwin J. Wilson, Seattle Police Department: On Sept. 24, 1919, Seattle Police Officer Edwin J. Wilson was returning to headquarters after handling a call. While en route his
to information about health matters, most boomers believe their physical well-being – especially as they age – is pretty much out of their control, according to a study by Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement, a financial consulting group. Most seem to think (falsely) what will happen to them is largely predetermined by their genetic make-up and/ or to what extent they can afford advanced medical care. Not everyone doubts the boomers’ ability to meet their health needs, though. “In true baby boomer style, they will probably do these things in a new way,” predicts Tom Valeo who writes for WebMD. Since they are bound to live longer than past generations, they will have to figure out how to make this extended longevity work for them. The question is, will those years be vigorous and healthy, or
will baby boomers sink into the pain and disability of chronic disease? A lot hangs on the answer, he says. Fortunately, there is indeed much that can be done to avert, or at least reduce, the impact of the natural aging process, provided boomers – as well as the younger generations that follow them – observe health-promoting diet and lifestyle adjustments and take as many disease-prevention measures as they can. For this it is never too soon and never too late. Timi Gustafson R.D. is a registered dietitian, newspaper columnist, blogger and author. For more articles on nutrition, health and lifestyle, visit www.timigustafson. com.
motorcycle struck an object in the street. The motorcycle went out of control, striking a telephone pole and ejecting Wilson, who was fatally injured.
1932, Seattle Police Officer Ellsworth W. Cordes was riding his police motorcycle when he collided with a street car. Cordes died as a result of his injuries.
Officer Otto G. Brown, Bellingham Police Department: On March 5, 1929, Officer Otto G. Brown was on his way to work riding a police motorcycle with a sidecar. Brown was struck from behind by a taxi cab. The motorcycle was thrown into a nearby telephone pole. Brown was severely injured and confined to the hospital for several weeks. He recovered somewhat but died on January 8, 1930.
Officer John T. Clancy, Jr., Seattle Police Department: On Dec. 24, 1949, Seattle Police Officer John T. Clancy, Jr. was operating his police motorcycle when he was struck by a vehicle operated by a drunk driver. Clancy died as a result of his injuries.
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Officer David P. Richards, Seattle Police Department: Richards died Sept. 1, 1967, when he was thrown from his motorcycle after it went out of control due to a mechanical failure and struck a guard rail.
Richards died as a result of his injuries. Officer Jerry L. Wyant, Seattle Police Department: On Oct. 26, 1976, Seattle Police Officer Jerry L. Wyant was riding his police motorcycle on routine patrol when he was struck by a delivery truck which failed to yield the right of way. Wyant died as a result of his injuries. Trooper Sean M. O’Connell Jr., Washington State Patrol: On May 31, 2013, Washington State Patrol Trooper Sean M. O’Connell, Jr. was providing traffic control for a detour route when his motorcycle collided with a box van. O’Connell was ejected from his motorcycle and fatally injured.
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REPORTER T h e C ov i n g t o n / M a p l e Valley Reporter, a division of Sound Publishing Inc. is seeking a seasoned general assignment reporter with writing exper ience and photography skills. This is a senior position and is based out of the Covington office. The primary coverage will be city government, business, sports, general assignment stor ies; and may include arts coverage. Schedule includes evening and/or weekend work. As a Reporter for Sound Publishing, you will be expected to: generate 8-10 by-line stories per week; use a digital camera to take photographs of the stories you cover ; post on the publicationâ€™s web site; blog and use Twitter on the web; layout pages, using InDesign; shoot and edit videos for the web. The most highly valued traits are: commitment to community jour nalism and ever ything from short, brieftype stories about people and events to examining issues facing the community; to be inquisitive and resourceful in the coverage of assigned beats; to be comfor table producing five bylined stories a week; the ability to write stories that are tight and to the point; to be a motivated self-starter; to be able to establish a rapport with the community. Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills, and be able to work effectively in a deadline-driven environment. Minimu m o f t wo ye a r s o f previous newspaper experience is required. Position also requires use of personal vehicle, possession of valid WA State Driverâ€™s License and proof of active vehicle insurance. We offer a competitive hourly wage and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K (currently with an employer match.) Email us your cover letter, resume, and include five examples of your best work showcasing your reporting skills and writing chops to:
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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
Laura Parris-Reymore 206-949-3270
Greg Rosenwald 206-230-5445
◆ New Medina List $1,880,000
The French urban style living rm w/window wall overlooking the gorgeous Overlake Golf & Country Club. Mins to Medina Beach Park. Expansion opportunity if wanted. #624157 Shelly Zhou 425-802-5667
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
New on Market
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
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
Whidbey Island Sunlight Beach w/90 tax feet of wft + add. footage as property meanders around the point. 4BR/2.25 BA, chefs kit, separate apt + huge boathouse #552862 Carol Hinderstein 206-595-5722
Newcastle custom View Home. Interior Brazilian cherry hdwd, granite, travertine, slate, Italian tile, limestone, dual A/C, wrought iron railing & custom millwork. #540309 Doug Shih 206-230-5364
Stunning Contemporary flair, 5 BR, 4 baths, ADU or nanny’s quarters or gracious office space on main flr, sunrm, rec rm, stor+ #613615 Laura Parris-Reymore 206-230-5351 Suzanne Lane 206-419-6387
◆ New on Market! $2,300,000
One of kind waterfront. Unique to MI w/ turn of the century charm! East coast vibe... covered porches,brick patios,rolling lawns,boathouse. #627102 Harrison & St.Mary 206-953-8359
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
Classic Rambler $970,000
Classic South End rambler - 4 br 2 1/4 ba plus family AND game rooms. Gorgeous in-ground pool and view of Seattle skyline and Olympics. Meticulously maintained #618068 Jack Alhadeff 206-230-5460
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
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
◆ Lakemont Luxury $948,000
New on market! Waiting has paid off! Views, 4 bedroom, 2.5 baths plus office, kitchen extrordinaire, flat yard, move-in ready. #621506 Patricia Temkin 206-579-5073 Felicia Brooks 206-612-4663
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4BR/2.5BA contemporary home in a private wooded setting w/a unique center courtyard, lots of light & territorial views. #603247 Barbara Bro 206-459-8411 Josh Thurman 206-321-3129
◆ New List
Down a quiet lane off 72nd, coveted North End location on First Hill, movein ready charming rambler with new paint, carpets and stainless appliances! #625203 Carrie Simmons 206-679-7093 Marlene Fallquist 206-310-3580
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Solid 3BR/2BA. Great garden spaces. 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
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
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
Urban lifestyle personified. Sophisticated condo, many stunning city views to the water, city, stadiums.2BR, sleek finishes. Secured concrete bldg. #603971
Nancy & Kim Stanbery Brokers
(206) 619-4866 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Kim loves golf, she doesn’t. Nancy loves movies, he tolerates them. But one passion they definitely share is helping people achieve their real estate goals! You can depend on these real estate professionals to guide you through the complex process of buying and selling a home. These long time Mercer Island residents are committed to exceeding your expectations. Give them a call for all your real estate needs!
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