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Congressman Adam Smith at Chamber lunch tomorrow Representative Adam Smith, 9th District Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives will speak at the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon at noon, May 7, at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. Reservations are now closed. Call 232-3404 to find out if space is available.

Board votes to appoint Jorgenson to fill open school board seat By Reporter Staff

A blood drive at Northwest Yeshiva High School is between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., with a break between 11a.m. and noon, May 12 in the bus at the parking lot at 5017 90th Ave. S.E. For more visit

Restore Clarke Beach A Mercer island Parks and Recreation Forest Stewardship event iis between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., May 9, at Clarke Beach on Mercer Island. Meet in the parking lot. Register at www.earthcorps. org. Saturday, May 9. 10 am - 2 pm. For a complete list of volunteer opportunities, visit

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Students say less bullying at school Survey shows smoking down, vaping up, more seniors binge drinking By Katie Metzger

Results of the Healthy Youth Survey, taken by students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State in Fall 2014, show “areas of celebration and areas of concern” for the Mercer Island community. Jennifer Wright, director of Learning and Technology Services for Mercer Island School District

(MISD), presented highlights of the survey results at the joint City Council-School Board meeting on April 30. The survey, administered in the fall of even numbered years, collects data from Mercer Island youth to compare to previous years and statewide averages. The survey asks 250 questions related to students’ increased risk of injury, poor health outcomes and alcohol and drug use. Results are used by schools, communities, state and local health departments and other agencies, such as Mercer Island’s Youth and Family Services (YFS), to plan programs to support youth and reduce their risks. About 65 percent of students

participated in the survey. The data is self-reported, but “representative,” Wright said. Smoking is down, but binge drinking is up, according to survey results. “Students don’t smoke at this point in time … in what we think of as traditional smoking,” Wright said. This is the first year e-cigarette and vape pen use was reported. It is an area of concern at the middle school and high school, and will be tracked closely, Wright said. Current cigarette use remains at or below state averages, which Wright said is fairly low, though concern remains about the passage of I-502 allowing for the legalization of possession marijuana by adults over 21 in Washington State. Results didn’t show an increase marijuana use among any grade level, but the perceived risk associated with use decreased, as did

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People in Bhaktapur, Nepal gather around a Splash drinking station at Kanya Co-Education Secondary School after the recent earthquake. Splash is a international nonprofit committed to providing clean water and economic opportunities to the poor. A representative of the Seattle-based nonprofit spoke to Mercer Island High School students just three days after the 7.9 magnitude earthquake.

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Community members are invited to learn more about the Town Center code update at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 11. The new code should yield larger, better designed plazas, more mid-block pedestrian connections, increased building setbacks, more public parking and more affordable housing. Call Kirsten Taylor, assistant city manager, at 275-7661 for more information.

At a special Board of Directors meeting Saturday, May 2, the Mercer Island School Board selected and appointed Ralph Jorgenson from a field of four applicants. He will complete the 2015 term for Board Position No. 5, which will be vacated by Janet Frohmayer on May 14. Jorgenson and his wife have two daughters, in grades 7 and 10, who have been students in


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endorses Weiker. “Wendy has the charWendy Weiker, a mem- acter, experience and ber of the city’s Utility enthusiasm to be a great Board and Town Center Councilmember. She is stakeholder group, is the exactly the kind of new first non-incumbent to voice and innovative thinkannounce her intent to run er that we need at this critifor City Council. cal time when the Council is Weiker will run for wrestling with difficult and Position No. 3, currently divisive issues,” Senn said. held by Mike Cero. Cero Weiker, a Community said he will not run again in Services Manager at Puget November. Sound Energy, has served “This is an exciting time for five years on the Utility for our communiBoard, which is a citty,” Weiker wrote izen group charged in a press release. with advising Mercer “We’re planning Island’s staff and and preparing for City Council about the Island’s future the city’s water, at our schools, storm sewer and in our town censanitary sewer utiliter, and with our ties. Weiker is curpublic infrastruc- Wendy Weiker rently assisting in the tures. If elected, I review of programs will work with Islanders to to update the city’s water keep our community safe utility, following last year’s and vibrant while ensuring boil water alert. that regional growth does Weiker’s professional not change what we all trea- background includes 20 sure about this city.” years of communications Weiker applied for the and public relations work Council vacancy earlier for local area companies this year, to fill the seat left and nonprofit organizaby Rep. Tana Senn. Senn tions. She holds a Master

City briefs At their May 4 meeting, after the Reporter deadline, the City Councimembers received updates on many city initiatives, including: Bus intercept—Sound Transit’s proposal to build a bus intercept on 80th Avenue S.E., near the planned light rail station, isn’t sitting well with many Islanders. The Council subcommittee has “serious doubts as to the viability of Bus Intercept on Mercer Island as presented,” according to the agenda. “There does not seem to be any combination of minor revisions and mitigating efforts that could lead us to recommend its consideration or anticipate its approval by the City Council,” it states. “The magnitude of the proposed facility and the operating flexibility that Sound Transit and Metro seem to require make it more important than ever that these and all relevant agencies revisit other options to locating Bus Intercept on Mercer Island.” An operation and physical infrastructure of the

scale that was presented would not be compatible with the available physical area, existing road/pedestrian/bicycle network or surrounding uses, “nor would it bring any obvious benefit to Islanders,” according to the agenda. Cross connections— Following the boil water advisory event in fall 2014, Mercer Island city staff members have been working to update elements of the city’s Cross Connection Control Program (CCCP). On Monday night, staff presented an overview of the city’s current CCCP and discussed next steps in the update process. A cross connection is any physical connection between a drinking water system and any other nonpotable substance (liquid, solid, or gas). It can be a permanent connection (such as an irrigation system or fire sprinkler system) or a temporary connection (such as a hose in a bucket). An unprotected cross connection can lead to contamination of the city’s drinking water. State law requires public

of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Affairs. Weiker has also been involved with Mercer Island’s public schools as an active PTA participant at Island Park Elementary, Islander Middle School, and Mercer Island High School where she currently serves on the Executive Committee. She has helped raise funds for the Mercer Island Band Booster program. Weiker has a passion for the environment and serves on the EarthShare Washington Board of Directors. EarthShare Washington works with companies to provide employee education, volunteer and giving opportunities for many of the region’s outstanding environmental organizations. Weiker and her husband, Aric, have a daughter, Rose, who attends Mercer Island High School, and a son, Henry, who attends Islander Middle School. They have lived on the Island for 10 years. For more, email or call 206-214-6424.

water systems to develop and implement CCCPs, which requires specified water system customers to install backflow prevention assemblies. Currently, 4,614 backflow prevention devices (at 3,257 sites) are tracked, and require annual testing. The water utility has 7,418 customers. An annual letter is sent to customers to remind them to have their backflow prevention devices tested. During the boil water advisory, the city worked to get another letter out to the 370 customers identified as having untested backflow prevention devices at the time of the event. The list of untested backflow devices was reduced from 370 to 69. Staff has also developed a survey to be sent to all lakefront property owners, where high health cross connection hazards are likely to exist. The “high health cross connection hazard” businesses on the Island include medical, dental, and veterinary facilities, dry cleaners and one car wash. An ordinance regarding the CCCP will be brought to the Council on May 18.



Development impact fees on new construction to change School district needs dollars to keep up with enrollment growth Katie Metzger

Anticipating the need for additional space and resources coming with an expected increase in students, the Mercer Island School District (MISD) has decided to change the way it calculates fees for development that brings more families to the Island. The School Board and the City Council discussed the switch, which will be from SEPA mitigation fees to Growth Management Act (GMA) impact fees, at their joint meeting on April 30. The point of these fees is not to “maximize revenue, but make sure we get enough fees to cover impact of additional students,” said Dean Mack, Mercer Island School District COO/CFO. For multi-family units, the impact fee is slightly lower than the mitigation fee, but total revenue increases, Mack said. Mitigation fees ($5,791.40 per unit, after a recent formula change) are only charged for units with two or more bedrooms, while impact fees ($4,760

per unit) apply to all units. MISD charges $8,906.65 per unit in mitigation fees on single-family units, though they can only apply to developments of five or more units. This creates exemptions that concern residents and school officials, such as subdividing and short platting lots. Under the impact fee model, the district would be able to collect $18,823.78 in fees for single-family units of two or more units. According to the school district, 25 percent of the growth on the Island is the result of the GMA and policy choices for high density development in the Town Center. The district calculates that there are 109 students living in apartments in the Town Center. The other 75 percent coming from redevelopment of property, as existing lots are subdivided, new homes are constructed and many homes are sold by seniors to a younger population that is just starting or might already have young families. “A lot of the growth is coming from empty nesters moving on and families moving in,” Mayor Bruce Bassett noted at the joint meeting. Mack said that’s generally

true. But school enrollment fluctuates on Mercer Island. In 2007, after a period of declining enrollment, the district opened its doors to off-Island students for the first time in 15 years. In 2013, voters approved a $99 million construction bond to add more classroom space to overcrowded schools. Mack said that while comparing impact and mitigation fees, he considered the different restrictions on how each fee can be used. Mitigation fees must be expended within five years on projects at the school directly impacted by the development, while impact fees can expended within 10 on projects throughout the district. The cost of building a new classroom is used as the baseline for impact fee calculations. The school impact fee formula still ensures that new development only pays for the cost of the facilities necessitated by new development. In order to mitigate the disproportionate singlefamily fee, as compared to


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Impact fees Impact fees are only used to fund facilities that are directly associated with new development. Mercer Island School District used the cost of a new classroom in calculating how much could reasonably be charged per development. The district could charge $4,760 per unit on multi-family housing and $18,823 on singlefamily units, though that number would probably be discounted.

Put the phone away, and live another day Randy Bolerjack

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Mercer Island High School (MIHS) sophomore Garrett Dubofsky was recently Garrett awarded a $1,000 scholarship for a physics-based public service announcement about distracted driving. “In Physics 2 Honors, students study forces and motion. In both units, we incorporate a theme of driving safety,” said physics teacher Brian Hampsch. “At the end of the unit I asked students to produce a public service announcement about distracted driving.” Hampsch gave students the opportunity to enter their work into a contest sponsored by Drive Smart: No Distraction, No

the cost of the impact created by the development, the district may apply a 25 percent discount on the impact fee charged for single-family units. The impact fee formula will provide for a credit for the anticipated tax contributions that would be made by the development based on historical levels of voter support for bond issues in the district.

Excuses. “Garrett’s entry was the runner-up winner and he will receive a $1,000 scholarship for his work,” said Hampsch. As his mentor, Hampsch will also receive $250 for his classroom. Dubofsky’s entry, “Put the phone away and live another day,” included a video and a graphic describing the rate and distance a car can travel, and how little reaction time a distracted driver might have if an object or person is in a car’s path. “At 60 miles per hour you can travel up to 528 feet, which is almost two football fields, before you hit the brakes. And when you do hit the brakes, it doesn’t look good for the pedestrian,” Dubofsky said. “There’s an average of 11 teens who die each day due to distracted driving. Let’s change that. Let’s make zero the standard.”

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CITY | FROM 2 Town Center code revision—The Town Center Liaison Group meets May 6 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, and there will be a public input meeting Monday, May 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The Stakeholder group met May 5, after the Reporter deadline, to provide one final review and check-in prior to proposals going to the City Council. The Council will review the proposals this month.

Sister City sculpture Mercer Island’s Sister City, Thononles-Bains, is celebrating its 15-year relationship with Mercer Island. In July, French delegates, including the


mayor of Thonon-les-Bains, will be visiting Mercer Island. The Mercer Island Sister City Association will host a re-dedication of the Sister City relationship on Saturday, July 11 at Summer Celebration! During the delegation’s visit, the Mercer Island Sister City Association will present a Twin Foxes sculpture by Georgia Gerber. The sculpture will then travel to Thonon-les-Bains, where it will be installed to honor the two cities. The Mercer Island Sister City purchased the Twin Foxes sculpture for $3,300. They requested from the Mercer Island Arts Council that a second Twin Foxes sculpture be acquired and purchased through the “One Percent for Art” fund. The second sculpture would remain on Mercer Island and installed in a


public location, with a base and a plaque including an inscription recognizing the 15-year Sister City relationship with Thonon-les-Bains.

Parents’ Night Out Need an idea for a great Mother’s Day gift, or a night without the kids, but can’t find a babysitter? How about five hours out? Parents’ Night Out will be from 5-10 p.m. on May 9. Have your kids and their friends all meet at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center for an action-packed night. There will be a movie, munchies and games to play throughout the night, all led by city recreation staff. Pre-registration is required. The event is geared toward ages four – 12. The fee is $30, plus a $14 sibling fee. Call 275-7609 to register.

City recognized with Blue Planet Recycling Award By Reporter Staff

Republic Services, a contractor for garbage and recyclables collection, is celebrating the achievement of its highest performing clients in King County. Mercer Island made the 2014 list, tied for first place for the County’s landfill diversion champion, as measured in total of yard waste, organics and recycling. “They say that since King County leads the State in these measures, Mercer Island therefore ranks very highly at the state level too,” said Ross

Freeman, city sustainability and communications manager. The County averages were a 55 percent rate for recycling and organics, a 32 percent rate for recycling only and 25 pounds disposed per household, per week. Mercer Island tied with Bellevue, Kirkland and Lake Forest Park for the highest rate of recycling and organics disposal: 65 percent. A representative from Republic spoke to this achievement at the May 4 Council meeting, after the Reporter deadline.

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arrett Dubofsky won a $1,000 scholarship for a public service announcement he put together in a science class. It is about the dangers of distracted driving, geared specifically to teens. Island students win scholarships all the time. But this one caught our eye. The public service announcement came from a class and a teacher and a real life lesson in how the laws of physics can change a life in a nanosecond. Islander physics teacher Brian Hampsch, a 14-year veteran teaching at Mercer Island schools, knows his students. Most of are new drivers, he said. In his Physics 2 Honors classes, students study forces and motion, he explained, and “we incorporate a theme of driving safety.” Whether it is the amount of stopping distance, the force generated by air bags when they deploy or the how seat belts stop forward motion, the students become schooled in the kind of power they are piloting when behind the wheel. Combining those effects with the variables of reaction times and the force and motion of-oncoming vehicles, students learn how quickly things can go awry in a moving vehicle. Most of all, they begin to understand what could happen when perhaps, they look away for just a second. The random element is the distraction, whether it is tuning a radio station or picking up a cell phone. Students in Mr. Hampsch’s class learn how a simple act can turn to tragedy. The teacher moves the lesson one step further—encouraging students to spread the word. So here we have it. Education in action. Teachers who think outside the box to engage students. Students use analytical (quantitative) thinking to address and understand behavior and its connection to the real world. Using various media tools, such information can be effectively communicated to the world.

Thank you for the article about the “Ballard House” house on First Hill. As neighbors we have always appreciated Ralph Anderson’s understated but classic design, but were unaware of the impress i v e histor y of the Send your letters to: house. I t ’ s Keep it brief, courteous, ironic and sign your name. that it is just two doors away is another architecturally classic home designed by Gene Zema, one of his first as well. It was sad to learn from your article that the house will be demolished. Anderson’s appreciation of the land is evident in the design of this house. From inside it feels as if you are in a tree house. The park like landscaping with its carefully chosen native plants was a source of great pride for previous owners. In addition, the removal of the firs on the northeast corner of the property will mean the end of the eagles we have delighted in watching and hearing each year as eaglets hatch and grow in the nests in those trees. The eagles, like the house, are part of the character of our neighborhood.


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Find out how to join in relief efforts for Nepal After reading Taylor Caldwell’s letter to the editor requesting support for the Pitzer College Nepal Relief Fund, I was inspired to act quickly and join the effort. As owner of our local yoga studio, Yogabliss, I am rallying our members and friends to offer financial support to the victims of the recent earthquake. As Taylor pointed out last week, The Pitzer Fund sends all con-

tributions directly to the Nepalese of the mountain villages that were devastated on April 24. We researched the options and chose this as a safe, effective method to send our donations. We spoke to Taylor about the process and will happily answer any of your questions. Please call us at Yogabliss 206-275-2300. We are collecting checks at Yogabliss to “Pitzer College Nepal Relief Fund” or you can donate directly online at http:// We are keeping a running total of MI’s support, so please let us know the amount of your contribution by emailing We want to help and invite each of you to join our effort. Maria Bliss Yogabliss


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competition and anxiety and depression, that often manifest themselves in unhealthy behavior, like drugs or (MIHS) seniors participate in binge alcohol or other unsafe actions.” The schools are “growing in numdrinking—consuming five or more alcoholic beverages in a row—more bers and complexity,” he said. “I don’t see that decreasing, so I see than other students in the state. School Board and City officials worry that a us continuing to look for service as the social-emotional issues high level of competibecome more complex in tion among students a school that is actually causes anxiety and growing,” Dr. Plano said. a need to “blow off The model that blends steam.” service and funding The discussion between the school’s acaabout the survey demic counselors and results followed an school/city’s YFS mental analysis of the YFS Gary Plano health counselors may funding shortfalls and needs assessSuperintendent, Mercer change when the State ment, when officials Island School District Legislature comes to a decision on how to fund talked about the basic education and meet importance of having mental health counselors in schools to the demands of the McCleary decision, Dr. Plano said. help combat some of these issues. Drug and alcohol intervention is a “As I look at the horizon, I see a more complex world for teenag- “stubborn issue,” but “a need that is ers,” said MISD Superintendent Dr. demonstrable in our school and in our Gary Plano. “I see more issues around community,” he said.

“As I look at the horizon, I see a more complex world for teenagers.”

Crime/safety briefs On Wednesday, April 29, Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) reported that there are some active car prowlers again working the Island. “They are hitting in the early morning hours, around 4 a.m.,” said Commander Leslie Burns. They are “equal opportunity thieves,” according to a Facebook post on the city’s Police and Emergency

Management page. They are not only accessing unlocked cars, but also smashing windows with a center punch. On Tuesday, April 28, a resident captured the prowlers on her home video system. Two prowlers (possibly one male and one female, wearing hats) crept up the driveway with flashlights, looked in three cars, motioned to each other which cars they were going

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Police noted that car prowls can be avoided by parking cars inside the garage, not leaving anything visible in your car, like a gym bag, laptop or wallet, and arming vehicle alarms. “At least if a prowler breaks into one car and the alarm goes off, it may encourage them to leave the neighborhood and hopefully the Island because they will not want to encounter a homeowner or the responding police,”

LETTER | FROM 5 MI Destination Imagination teams need help to compete at national finals Two teams from the Mercer Island School District, The Seven Sparks and Team Sushi, will be representing the state of Washington at Destination Imagination’s Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn. This event takes place this month and includes 16,000 participants from 18 different countries. The Seven Sparks will compete in the elementary Technical Challenge and its members are: Anantika Mannby, Andrew Yeh, Vishy Kamalapuram, Aidan Klein, Sai Pipavath, Agnes Mar and Thorin Finch. Team Sushi will compete in the middle school Structural Engineering Challenge and its mem-

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APRIL 15 COLLISION: A 53-year-old Lake Stevens man was driving and turning left at the intersection between 77th Avenue S.E. and S.E. 27th Street, and hit a pedestrian, an 83-year-old Island woman, in the crosswalk.

APRIL 16 FRAUD: A 54-year-old Island

man at the 9700 block of S.E. 40th Street reported fraud and identity theft on his IRS federal income tax return. He received a letter from the IRS addressed to his residence, but to an unknown recipient.

FRAUD: A 47-year-old Island male at the 33800 block of 83rd Avenue S.E. said that his Social Security number was stolen and used to files his taxes fraudulently.

APRIL 17 PROWLING: A vehicle belonging to a 57-year-old Island woman was prowled near her residence at the 4200 block of 95th Avenue S.E. Officers discovered a second vehicle prowled roadside in the same area. Both vehicles were locked, and forced entry was attempted by breaking the windows. No thefts occurred. PROWLING: A car belonging to a 52-year-old Island man at the 4100 block of 75th Place S.E. was found to have been prowled as police were investigating another prowling report (see above). FOUND PROPERTY: An attorney for a deceased homeowner was cleaning the house at the 4400 block of East Mercer Way and found a Taurus .41 man stainless revolver in a cupboard. He turned it in for destruction. WARRANT ARREST: A 35-yearold Seattle man was stopped at the 7200 block of North Mercer Way for expired tabs. His vehicle had an associated Mercer Island warrant to a male

driver for driving with a suspended license. The warrant was confirmed, and the driver was arrested with an amount of bail of $1,000.

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THEFT: A 63-year-old woman at the 5600 block of East Mercer Way reported that two bicycles and a set of golf clubs were stolen from her open carport at the 5600 block of East Mercer Way, for a loss of $4,600.

TRAFFIC OFFENSE: A 66-yearold Fife man was stopped for expired registration at the 4400 block of West Mercer Way. He was found to be driving with a suspended license, and his vehicle was impounded.

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INFORMATIONAL REPORT: A 59-year-old Seattle man was riding a bicycle and crashed coming down the hill on the bike path from the Lid tennis courts area to West Mercer Way. There were no witnesses, and the rider had no memory of the incident. He sustained minor visible injuries, and was transported by MI Aid to Overlake Hospital for evaluation.

FRAUD: The identities of a 48-year-old man and 42-year-old woman who live at the 2400 block of 66th Avenue S.E. were used to fraudulently file a tax return.

APRIL 20 INFORMATIONAL REPORT: A 45-year-old Island woman wanted police assistance in leaving her residence at the 3800 block of East Mercer Way without her husband's interference. She made multiple allegations toward her husband, but refused to cooperate with a police investigation. WARRANT ARREST: A 30-year-

old Shoreline man with a Mercer Island warrant was taken into custody at the 2700 block of Bellevue Way S.E. by Medina Police. He was transported to Issaquah City Jail.

APRIL 21 INFORMATIONAL REPORT: A 65-year-old Island woman walking on an irregular piece of sidewalk at the 2700 block of 77th Avenue


old Island man at the 6100 block of 79th Avenue S.E. turned in 128 rounds of assorted .22 caliber ammunition and 21 rounds of 12 A # 6 Shot Remington ammunition in for destruction. He was the owner of the ammunition. THEFT: A Rite Aid employee recognized a man who has previously stolen from the store, targeting high end cosmetics. The suspect entered the store at the 3000 block of 78th Avenue S.E. and left with his pockets stuffed, without making a purchase, and left the scene in a white Lexus SUV.

CRIME | FROM 6 according to the post. “These prowlers are stealing everything from gym bags which likely have no value to the prowler, to laptops and wallets. If the prowler sees a lump of something through the darkened windows, it will become a target for them. If they don’t see anything, they will likely move on.” If you hear your car alarm go off, dogs barking unusually, footsteps, voices out of the ordinary or the hair just goes up on the back of your neck, call 9-1-1 and officers will respond. MIPD responded to nine car prowls in the month of April, Burns said, and arrested a prolific car prowler in March who often targeted the Park and Ride and Luther Burbank Park.

Island police to conduct ‘seatbelt patrols’ Beginning Monday, May 18 through Sunday, May 31, MIPD Officers will be conducting extra patrols along with other King County agencies as part of the 2015 “Click It or Ticket” campaign. This campaign is also aiming to deter cell phone use among drivers, all in an effort to reduce traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities. Make sure



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Solicitor activity on the rise In April, MIPD experienced a steep uptick in the amount of calls regarding solicitors and some of their odd activity. It is legal for solicitors to be on the Island and go door to door, but there are steps to take to help prevent negative or unwanted encounters, including posting a “No Solicitor” sign in a very conspicuous location and large enough to be seen during the day and into the early evening when the light is beginning to fade. If an unwanted solicitor does come to your home, you are not required to open the door for them. You may talk to them through the closed door, advising you are not interested in their services. If you have a posted “No Solicitor” sign, point it out to them and ask them to please leave.

MIPD has received many complaints in the past about the aggressive nature of some solicitors so be firm and consistent, but do not resort to rude comments. If they do not go away and you feel they are aggressive, tell them you are calling the police, then call 9-1-1 and an officer will respond, attempt to locate the solicitor(s) and have a few words with them regarding tactics.

Paws on Patrol/ Block Watch Islanders involved in the new Paws on Patrol program, which encourages dog walkers to be alert for suspicious activity in their neighborhoods and call the police if they see anything, had their third meeting and training session on Thursday, April 30 at Luther Burbank. Contact Anna Ormsby for more information. Block Watch is another program that involves neighbors watching out for each other. To develop a Block Watch program, call 206-275-7905.

Estelle Asher Wertheimer In loving memory of Estelle Asher Wertheimer, born in Portland, Oregon on May 2, 1924. Known as Stuff to many of her dear friends, she lived on Mercer Island for more than fifty years. When she decided to downsize, she moved to Horizon House in downtown Seattle, close to friends, concerts, ballet, restaurants, and museums. After a brief illness in 2013, Estelle passed away peacefully in the comfort of her lovely home at Horizon House on November 8, 2013. She was 89. Our mother wore many hats throughout her life. During her college summers, she worked in a candy factory and drove a forklift truck at a naval shipyard. She always laughed when recalling those early jobs. Estelle graduated from Reed college in Portland in 1946 and moved to Seattle shortly thereafter and then to Mercer Island in 1957. She was assuredly a life long learner, an adventurous world traveler, a politically active and articulate voter, and a volunteer with the League of Women Voters for decades. She also volunteered at the Youth Service Center in the 1960s and for many years at the Seattle Art Museum Rental Loft and was a member of the Women’s University Club. She was also a gourmet cook, a green thumbed gardener, a passionate lover of the arts, an avid reader and lover of poetry, and a dear friend to so many. Of all these things, closest to our hearts is of course, being our wonderful Mom and Gramma to Emily her sole grandchild. She raised us solo back when that was unusual, with love, humor, grace, and wisdom. We miss you so much Mom, especially today on your Birthday. Your loving family, Brian, Linda, Sheri and Emily We want to thank all of our mother’s friends, who have shown us such kindness, given us wonderful stories and comforting condolences. 1307195

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the District since kindergarten. Jorgenson graduated from Mercer Island High School in 1983. He co-chaired the 2014 Bond and Levy Campaign, working collaboratively with school advocates, reaching out to community leaders and engaging many Island groups. He also led the PTA Advocacy Team. “We have and continue to advocate in Olympia Ralph for school Jorgenson funding, developed advocacy statements, as well as advocate for City Council support on certain issues that relate to education on Mercer Island,” he wrote. Jorgenson said some of his goals are: continuing the pursuit of educational excellence, emphasizing the whole student, planning, preparing and opening four new elementary school communities, working on school funding and continuing to engender the public trust. The other applicants for Board Position No. 5 included: Tracy Drinkwater, David D’Souza and Bill Hochberg. The four-member board, acting as a committee of the whole, elected Jorgenson in the sixth round of voting at the special meeting. Board Member-Elect Jorgenson will be sworn in at the May 14 meeting in the Council Chambers at Mercer Island City Hall.


Schools Foundation Breakfast raises $410,000 Amount down $80,000 from last year’s event By Joseph Livarchik

Over 400 supporters of Mercer Island schools turned out for the Schools Foundation’s annual Breakfast of Champions fundraiser Tuesday, April 28 at Mercer Island High School. The event raised $410,000 toward its $1.2 million goal for its 2015 spring campaign, its lowest total in several years. Though MISF Executive Director Penny Yantis said the Foundation only targets to fundraise as much as the breakfast can bring in. “It was a fabulous program,” Yantis said. “I think the value of the event is that it truly showcases the best our schools have to offer. It’s something I wish every parent in the community could see.”

Geared toward mainby the world in which we taining smaller class sizes live,” Plano said. “You and as well as providing fundI didn’t do that at 8 or 12 ing for school staff, the or 16. Today’s education event was hosted by KING requires more funding 5 news anchor and MIHS than was available to us, alumna Jean Enerson and and not less.” featured a keynote speech The Schools Foundation from Superintendent awarded MIHS senior Dr. Gary Plano, which Leah Fisk its $1500 scholtouched on the arship, the state-funding first of its shortfalls the kind. Fisk school district shared has experiher story enced under of being the McCleary diagnosed decision. Plano with central noted Mercer auditory Island’s low processing ranking for disorder, state and federa clinical al funds: 282nd disabilout of 295 ity which Washington includes Leah Fisk school disdyslexia, tricts. which con“Our students live in a tributed to her struggles thinking world, flooded with reading and math. with instantaneous facts Seeking alternative and figures, that demand instruction options, Fisk higher cognitive levels of was able to enroll in a analysis and processing, foundation-supported and to use their instant audio book program, a access of information to series of audiobooks that find solutions demanded complemented text and

Emanuels is WIAA scholarship winner By Reporter Staff

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Thanks to year-long efforts to help local and global communities, Islander Middle School (IMS) students earned tickets to attend We Day in Seattle on April 23. One Mercer Island High School (MIHS) student, Kat Tiscornia, even spoke to the We Day Seattle crowd of 16,000 students and teachers about her personal philanthropic journey. We Day is an educational event that brings together thousands of youth, showing them that they are not alone in their journey to make a difference. The event showcases world-renowned social advocates and highlights relevant issues with an empowering message about how youth can make a difference. “I can’t express how impacted I am! I’m so excited to keep changing this world. I am glad I got this experience,” said seventh grader Sydney. “We Act was the most life changing experience of my life. I was so moved by all of the speeches, inspiration, and motivation given by my idols,” said Isabella, another seventh grade student “Telling me that I matter and can change this world influenced me so much. I hope to one day inspire other kids like they did to me.”

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Mercer Island High School student Kat Tiscornia spoke at ‘We Day’ in Seattle. Tiscornia, who has Ewing Sarcoma, led a team of fellow students to raise money for a cure. Tiscornia, a sophomore, spoke to the crowd about being diagnosed with cancer and turning that experience into a philanthropic group named Kat’s Crew. “After many tests, a lung and thigh biopsy surgery, and a stressful couple of weeks I was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer – Ewing Sarcoma,” says Tiscornia. “During my treatment I spent some time thinking about why cancer happened to me. Ultimately the only answer that made any sense is so that I can make a difference for kids who get this in the future. My goal is to raise money to help my doctor, Dr. Douglas S. Hawkins, improve cure rates, treatments, and reduce the risks of long-term effects from this

disease and the associated treatment.” Tiscornia has raised more than $400,000 toward a goal of $500,000. “We Day is a wonderful piece of a larger lesson about service and engagement,” said Mercer Island School District Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano. “It was so meaningful for our young learners to see Kat, a fellow Mercer Island student, on such an important stage, sharing how she has been challenged and turned adversity into a beautiful movement to help others.” Tickets for We Day cannot be purchased, only earned through service projects. IMS students started the year with the “We Scare Hunger” food drive for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services. More than 1,100 students participated and were able to collect more than 3,500 items within their school community. In February, they invited a Free The Children facilitator to help kickstart their global project. “Students discovered their global passion in supporting healthcare initiatives in Haiti,” said IMS Associate Principal Tara Stone. To raise funds, students are planning a coin drive where they can donate money to have teachers perform embarrassing acts. They also plan to have a crafts sale. “We are so inspired by the hard work and passion that Islander Middle School students are putting into supporting their local and global communities,” said Stone. “They are truly being the change they want to see in the world.”

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Nepal water expert discusses clean water with MIHS students By Joseph Livarchik

Prakash Sharma was traveling the U.S. on business for Seattle-based nonprofit Splash when he found out about the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake that hit his homeland of Nepal on April 25. “I came to know at 5 a.m. in the morning, there were multiple calls on my cell,” said Sharma, who works and lives in Kathmandu. Sharma fortunately was able to contact all his family members and co-workers. Knowing the safety of his loved ones was assured, Sharma decided to stay stateside, following through with his scheduled commitments, which included a stop on Mercer Island. Sharma, along with Splash Executive Director Peter Drury, came to Mercer Island High School (MIHS) to speak about Splash’s mission of bringing clean water to kids, an issue that has garnered much more attention in the aftermath of the earthquake. MIHS senior Ian Platou, who was doing research for a global issues project, contacted Splash about coming to the school for a presentation. “I found a couple of different organizations [around Seattle] and I noticed that Splash specialized in clean water for kids,” Platou said. “I’ve always been interested in the cause of getting water to everyone on

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Illuminating the I-90 bridge By Reporter Staff

More than 1,000 glassybaby candles illuminated I-90 between Mercer Island and Mount Baker on May 1 ‘Light the Bridge,’ which helped launch the glassybaby white light fund. “We appreciate everyone who joined us today and showed the world that kindness is contagious, and what can happen if you just get up early enough,” glassybaby

founder Lee Rhodes stated. More than 1,200 people arrived at the I-90 Bridge at 4:30 a.m., and spanned the length of the bridge, each holding a special edition white light glassybaby. The Light the Bridge ticket price was $44, with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to the 23 non-profit organizations that rallied the largest teams of ambassadors to be at the early morning event. Family

Law CASA, via the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority at the University of Washington, received a $30,000 grant, and $10,000 was given to American Cancer Society Relay for Life and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The event raised $83,000 in total. To date, glassybaby has donated $3.1 million to more than 230 organizations that provide hope and healing to humans, animals and the environment.

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The annual circus event for the Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA), held on Saturday, April 25 at Mercer Island High School, drew young families region-wide for a day of fun and community gathering. MIPA’s Circus began in 1966 as a Dr. Seussinspired carnival called Circus McGurkus for the children of Mercer Island. Since then, it has

grown into a festival that attracts hundreds of families from all over Seattle and the Eastside. Kids and families enjoyed pony rides, cake walks, bouncy houses, face painting, carnival games, food trucks and performances by Nancy Stewart, the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts, Recess Monkey, the Mercer Island High School Drill Team, the Duwamish Dixieland Band and the Bus Boys.

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7228 SE 24th St. This 5BR/4.75BA home offers sweeping views of the Lake, Cascades & Bellevue skyline. Huge gourmet kitchen, elevator, wine cellar & Maple floors are just a few of the spectacular features. Minutes to Seattle/ Bellevue. Craig Hagstrom 206.669.2267

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8420 SE 83rd St. This light filled 4BR/2.75BA home features ideal layout for entertaining & everyday living. Formal living & Dining room, dramatic family room w/vaulted ceiling, gorgeous kitchen w/breakfast area & much more. Mark Eskridge 206.251.2760

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4020 96th Ave SE. Buchan style 5BR/3.5BA home in lower Mercerwood is move-in ready. Refinished hdwds, new master bath tile, freshly painted interior, gracious entertaining spaces & more! Close to schools, shopping & I-90. Frank Ceteznik 206.979.8400

45609 SE Edgewick Rd, North Bend. NW meets Classic Contemporary for a stylish, unique blend of finishes in this 3BR/3.75BA mountain retreat. Set on 2.19 picturesque acres w/Mtn. views & the whisper of Boxley Creek. 3rd level w/2nd Kitchen & ¾ Bath. Shawn Elings 425.829.5622

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1238 Alki Ave SW Unit-602, Seattle. Quintessential 3BR/2.75BA West Seattle Penthouse Condo! Panoramic views of Olympics, Puget Sound & City. Spacious floor plan includes master suite w/fp & deck. 2 parking spaces & dedicated storage unit. Martin Weiss 425.417.9595 Betty DeLaurenti 206.949.1222

Lake Views! $1,199,000 Updates Throughout

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Immaculate Condo $475,000

7549 SE 29th St. Unit 303. Beautiful, open airy 2BD/2BA condo in immaculate condition! Kitchen w/ ss appliances opens to the family room w/cozy fireplace & deck. Laundry & 2 parking spaces in secured garage. Lou or Lori 206.949.5674

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Best Buy in Seattle! $400,000

3104 Western Ave, Unit 408, Seattle. Ideally located west-facing condo w/Bay & Park views. Light-filled 1BD/1BA + den/office w/ sliding glass walls for versatility & privacy. In the heart of Seattle near Olympic Sculpture Park and more. Mark Anderson 206.931.9807

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Elegant Craftsman

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Watercourse Place $649,000

4807 50th Ave S, Seattle. Elegant Seward Park Craftsman! This 4BR/2.5BA 3106 sq.ft. home has exquisite finishes throughout. Spacious master has inside/outside deck fireplace, views & walk-in closet. Sunny flat back yard & garden.

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5517 Lakemont Blvd SE, Unit 706, Bellevue. Beautiful end-unit 4BR/3BA townhome has a great open floor plan, granite counters, balcony & 2-car garage. No stairs to your front door in a community w/ walking trails, shopping & minutes to I-90. Mark Anderson 206.931.9807

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Mercer Island finishes third in KingCo

Islanders drop final home contests to Bellevue, Juanita By Joseph Livarchik

In its final matchup of the regular season with crosslake rival Bellevue, Mercer Island was looking to gain ground at the top of the KingCo standings. Only one run separated the two teams through five innings of play. But behind a five-run sixth inning, Bellevue pulled away late to beat Mercer

Island 6-0 Wednesday night at Island Crest Park, clinching the 3A KingCo league crown. The Wolverines held the Islanders to two hits on the evening, with starting pitcher Connor Todd allowing one hit in five innings of work in his second matchup against the Islanders this season. “He’s got good stuff,” Islander coach Dominic Woody said of Todd’s performance. “[He had a] tough angle and got good movement on his fastball. I thought today we made bet-

ter adjustments against him than we did the first time around. When we hit balls hard, they played deep and we hit balls at guys.” Bellevue (15-3, 13-3) broke the scoreless game in the second inning, when Jack Savard reached first on an uncaught third strike. Two batters later, Robby Lundquist brought Savard home, swinging for a double into left-center field to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead. Through five innings, Mercer Island’s Will Mansfield otherwise kept the Wolverines in check

from the mound, allowing four hits while striking out four. At the plate, the Islanders (14-5, 12-5) stranded a runner at second in the bottom of the third, and had another scoring opportunity with runners on the corners in the bottom of the fifth. But with two outs, Michael Bantle’s screaming liner found its way into the glove of Bellevue’s shortstop. The Wolverines made them pay the following inning. Chris Schasteen



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Will Mansfield delivers a pitch against Bellevue Wednesday, April 29 at Island Crest Park. Mercer Island fell to the Wolverines, 6-0.

Weinberg celebrates 50 at Rockers’ home opener Girls tennis scores win Longtime softball over Lake Washington pitcher begins 50th By Reporter Staff

season as Rockers beat Seattle

By Joseph Livarchik

After finishing warming up for the Mercer Island Rockers’ home opener, starting pitcher John Weinberg looked toward the bleachers to see his wife, Sherry, in attendance. He had no clue why she was there. “She doesn’t come to very many games, but she was here today and I couldn’t figure out why,” he said. The Mercer Island Rockers starting pitcher cel-


Joseph Livarchik/Staff Photo

The Mercer Island Rockers surprised longtime pitcher John Weinberg (24) with the duty of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the team’s home opener Thursday, April 30 at Aubrey Davis Park. Weinberg celebrated his 50th season playing organized softball, dating back to his days in law school at the University of Chicago in the 1960s.

The Mercer Island girls tennis team remained undefeated with a 7-0 win over Lake Washington Thursday, April 30 at Lake Washington High School. In singles action, Gabby Venditti beat Kelly Barnes 6-0, 6-1, while Lydia Venditti beat Sara Tamai 6-0, 6-1. Sarah Sweet defeated Kristi Lynch 6-2, 6-0, and Melanie Lee won over Sharda Tangirala 6-2, 6-0. In doubles, Caroline Hamilton and Sammy Sweet beat Olivia Nguyen and Maia Anderson 6-0, 6-2. Catherine Seifert and Miji Suhr defeated

Sara Subo and Grace Allenstein 6-2, 6-0, and Fiona Brasfield and Claire Mansfield won over Amanda Kaufman and Megan Gertmenian 6-0, 6-2. Mercer Island wrapped up KingCo competition against Bellevue Monday and were scheduled to take on Eastside Catholic Tuesday at MIHS, both after the Reporter deadline. The Islanders will take on Forest Ridge at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 at MIHS before beginning KingCo tournament action Monday, May 11 at Eastlake High School.

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Left, John Weinberg delivers a pitch Thursday, April 30 against the Seattle Sloop. Above, the 16-inch softball Weinberg threw for the ceremonial first pitch.

ROCKERS | FROM 14 ebrated his 50th season playing softball at the Rockers’ home opener Thursday at Aubrey Davis Park. His team surprised him before the game, having Weinberg throw out the ceremonial first pitch before taking on the Seattle Sloop. Weinberg, 74, went on to pitch the entire seveninning contest, a 15-5 Rocker victory, as Mercer Island improved to 2-0 on the young season. “He’s one of the oldertenured players,” coach Alan Anderson said. “He was the coach before me and he’s been our pitcher

probably since he started playing.” Anderson presented Weinberg with an oldschool 16-inch softball for the first pitch, similar to the ball Weinberg would use when he began playing softball in Chicago’s grassy Midway fields in the ‘60s as a student at the University of Chicago. He’s been hooked on ‘playing ball’ ever since. “I like the thinking part of the game, trying to outsmart the batters and make sure that I and the other fielders are at the right place on each play so before the ball is even pitched, they know where to go or I know where to go if it’s hit to me,” Weinberg said.

Sherry Weinberg, also 74, noted the two have been married “longer than he’s played softball” at 52 years and although they do their recreational activities separately, Sherry being a swimmer and John taking the softball diamond, there was no way she could miss the event. “He loves being a pitcher and takes great pride in not walking people often,” she said. “It’s not a pitching game like baseball, but it does make a difference who’s pitching.” Holding the Sloop to five runs or Tukwila to three runs two days prior in a 20-3 win would indicate that notion. Though Weinberg said there was plenty of praise to go

around. “My team has performed great this year. A lot of good defense, a lot of good hitting, so far we’re 2-0 and that’s wonderful,” Weinberg said. “[I] just hold up my end and just try to throw some strikes and field the position, but the team does it. It’s a team game.” Though one opponent didn’t see things so rosy. As Weinberg came off the field after beating Seattle, he was stopped by a member of the Seattle Sloop. “You remember 49 years ago, I struck you out!” hollered 82-year-old Jerry LaFrance with a grin. “No, I’ll never remember that!” Weinberg responded. “Never happened. I’ll deny it.”

opened the top of the sixth with a single and advanced to third base on consecutive Bellevue ground-outs. After an intentional walk to Savard, Todd swung for a double to score two more for the Wolverines. Following a Mercer Island pitching change, Bellevue scored three more runs before the Islanders could retire the side. “It’s one thing to be down 2-0 and going to hit, but you go from two to three, then all of a sudden it snowballs to five, six,” Woody said. “It’d be difficult against a good pitcher like that to come back from that, and [against] a good ball club.” The Islanders managed to get two runners on in both the sixth and seventh innings, but couldn’t advance past third base. Schasteen and Lundquist each had two hits for Bellevue, while Jordan Flournoy batted in two runs. Alex Shanks registered both of Mercer Island’s hits,

going 2-3 at the plate. As a team, the Islanders drew seven walks.

Juanita rallies past Islanders in finale Scoring four runs in the top of the seventh inning, the Juanita Rebels shocked Mercer Island in their league finale with a 4-3 comeback victory Friday, May 3 at Island Crest Park. The Islanders (14-6, 12-6) took a 3-0 advantage into the game’s final inning, but after loading the bases, allowed Juanita (9-11, 9-9) to climb back. A two-out single from Tanner Peterson gave the Rebels what would be the winning run. The loss dropped Mercer Island to a third-place finish in the KingCo standings. The Islanders will open 3A KingCo tournament competition against Lake Washington at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at Bannerwood Park.

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The City of Bellevue has begun the environmental review process for Puget Sound Energy's Energize Eastside project. It will include five scoping meetings for the public to weigh in on details they want to see included when preparing the Environmental Impact Statement for the project, as required by the Washington State Environmental Policy Act. The project will run 18 miles of 230kV transmission lines from Renton to Redmond and add another transformer to the system in an effort to prevent capacity issues projected as soon as winter 2017-18. The scoping period for Phase 1 of the EIS closes


SUBMISSIONS: The Reporter welcomes calendar items for nonprofit groups and community events. Please email your Island event notices to Items should be submitted by noon on the Thursday the week before publication. Items are included on a spaceavailable basis. CALENDAR ONLINE: Post activities or events online with our calendar feature at Events may be directly added to the calendar on our home page. Click on the “Calendar” link under Community.




Wednesday, May 6, City Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th St. Serving as a liaison between the public and the City Council, City staff to ensure the public receives sufficient information and opportunity to provide public input. Learn more at FIRST AID AND ADULT CPR WITH AED: 7-9 p.m.,

Wednesday, May 6, Main Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Sign up online at or or via telephone at 206275-7847. Cost is $25. For more, contact Jolene Judd at 206-275-7607. HONOR AND SACRIFICE - THE ROY MATSUMOTO STORY:

7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 6, Mercer Island High School PAC, 9100 S.E. 42nd St. As part of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Mercer Island High School will host a screening of Honor and Sacrifice: The Roy Matsumoto Story, winner of the 2014 Erik Barnouw Award from the Organization of American Historians. For more, contact Ed Puchalla at ed.puchalla@


12 p.m., Thursday, May 7, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. May’s luncheon speaker is Representative Adam Smith, 9th District Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Smith, in his ninth term, is the Ranking Minority member of the House Armed Services

Committee. $15-20. For more, contact Terry Moreman at info@mercerislandchamberofcommerce. org. MERCER ISLAND VISUAL ARTS LEAGUE - MIHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS PRESENTATION AND POTLUCK: 12 p.m., Thursday,

May 7, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. Mercer Island Visual Arts League awards $1,500 each year. Meet the students and view their artwork. Bring a dish to share. For more, visit or contact Nannette Bassett at or 206-232-8148. MERCER ISLAND VISUAL ARTS LEAGUE GALLERY: 5 p.m.,

Thursday, May 7, MIVAL, 2836 78th Ave. S.E. Gallery and Artist monthly opening, viewing and socializing. View, meet, greet and pick out something unique for Mother’s Day. Over 35 local artists are featured with their handmade fine art, glass, jewelry, fibre, metal and more. For more, visit or contact Nannette Bassett at or 206-232-8148. MERCER ISLAND MASONIC LODGE - OPEN PUBLIC EVENT:

6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 7, VFW Hall, 1836 72nd Ave. S.E. Our education program for the evening is open to the public and will focus on Faith as one of the three great virtues of Masonry. The Most Reverend Jeff Craig, Presiding Archbishop

at The Anglican Church USA, is our featured speaker. Dinner is $15 per person. Please RSVP to Dan Taylor at or call 206-232-8698. HIGH SCHOOL LATER STARTTIME COMMITTEE OPEN HOUSE:

7 p.m., Thursday, May 7, Islander Middle School, 8225 S.E. 72nd St. Community members are invited to discuss the possibility of later high school start-times with members of the High School Start-Time Committee, a committee made up of community members from the Bellevue and Mercer Island School Districts. Input and questions may be sent to Todd Kelsay at todd.kelsay@ SWEENEY TODD - SCHOOL EDITION: 7-9:30 p.m., May

7-9, Mercer Island High School PAC, 9100 S.E. 42nd St. The MIHS Drama Department proudly presents Sweeney Todd: School Edition. Welcome to the streets of London, where the talented students of MIHS bring you a dark and witty tale of love, murder, and revenge. $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. For more, contact Debbie Newell at or call 206-275-9114.


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MEETING NOTICE Mercer Island School District

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

Special School Board Meeting Thursday, May 7, 2015 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Island Park Elementary School 5437 Island Crest Way Agenda

Purposes of the meeting: Conduct a site visit at Island Park Elementary; and consider revisions to board meeting schedules 8:00 a.m.-8:55 a.m. Call to Order; Visit with staff 8:55 a.m.-9:20 a.m. Meet with Administrative Team 9:20 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Classroom visits 10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Meet with parents in library 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Consider revisions to board meeting schedules 12:00 p.m. Lunch (optional) 1:00 p.m. Adjourn Final action may be taken at this meeting. Times are approximate.

Agenda items are subject to change. Please verify agenda items by going to

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

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9:30-11:30 a.m. and 6-8 p.m., Friday, May 15. Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. Shop anytime throughout the day and IMS PTSA will receive 20 percent of the sales (just mention IMS). Proceeds go towards enrichment programs at the middle school. EXPLANATIONS SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION: Register now

for summer programs that focus on particular skill sets for students who learn differently. Our goal is to empower our students to view themselves as strong

learners and to work on strategies to improve academic performance. For more, call 425-378-7634 or email BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB SPRING AUCTION: 6 p.m., Saturday,

May 16, West Mercer Boys and Girls Club, 2825 West Mercer Way. Featuring one-of-a-kind silent and live auction items, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $100. Register at or call 206-232-4548. Registration closes May 8. CERCLE FRANCOPHONE FRENCH CONVERSATION EVENING: 7-9 p.m., Tuesday,

May 26. The Mercer Island Sister City Association will sponsor an informal French

Conversation Evening for anyone who wants to improve his/her French at the home of Beth Brennen on Mercer Island. The only “rule” is that we speak French. All levels of French are welcome – join us! For more information and driving directions, contact Beth Brennen 232-7650 or Monica Howell 232-2983. RUN LIKE A GIRL 5K: 10 a.m., Saturday, May 16, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. A female 5K run. Dress up for fun and run or walk through beautiful Luther Burbank Park. T-shirts for all participants. Register by May 3 at www. or call 206-275-7609. Cost is $15-20, course no. 15561.

PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an application has been received for a SEPA Threshold Determination (File#SEP15-003) to update the City of Mercer Island’s 2015 Water System Comprehensive Plan. A SEPA Checklist has been completed for this proposed non-project action as defined by WAC 197-11704(2)(b)(ii). Initial evaluation of the proposal for probable significant adverse environmental impacts has been conducted. The City expects to issue a SEPA Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS process, as specified in WAC 197-11-355, is being used. Written comments on the application may be submitted on or before 5/20/15 at 5:00 PM either in person or mailed to the City of Mercer Island, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040. Only those persons who submit written comments as indicated above will become parties of record and have the right to appeal. You may review the file on this matter at the City of Mercer Island, Development Services Group, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA. Contact Scott Greenberg for more information at or 206-275-7706. Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on May 6, 2015. #1306791. ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS CITY OF MERCER ISLAND, WASHINGTON SE 40th Street Overlay Project DATE OF BID OPENING: May 18, 2015 TIME: 2:00 PM Sealed bids for the 2015 SE 40th Street Overlay Project will be received by the City of Mercer Island at the DSG Permit Counter, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington 98040 up to 2:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on May 18, 2015 and will then and there be opened and publicly read. Bids received later than 2:00 p.m., May 18, 2015 will not be considered. DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The work includes furnishing all labor, equipment, and materials necessary for the construction of roadway improvements on SE 40th Street, between 78th Avenue and Island Crest Way. Work consists of temporary traffic control; pavement removals and pavement repairs; asphalt planing; new concrete curb and gutter, sidewalks, and ADA curb ramps; resurfacing of asphalt walkways; hot mix asphalt overlay; storm drainage repairs and extensions; shoulder and landscape restoration; utility adjustments; and pavement markings. A single contract will be awarded to the responsible bidder submitting the lowest bid, taking into account the Bidder’s Qualifications. Each bidder, by submission of the proposal, acknowledges and understands the rights reserved by the Owner in awarding the contract and the Owner’s right to modify the size of the project. The bidder agrees that, if awarded the contract, Final Completion of the entire project will be achieved by October 1, 2015. Each bid proposal shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the same time stated in the Specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the City of Mercer Island. All bidding and all construction shall be carried out in compliance with the Plans and Specifications for this project. Bids are to be submitted only on the forms provided in the Specifications, and all bids shall be accompanied by the required Bid Guaranty Bond. Bids shall remain opened for a period of sixty (60) calendar days from the opening of the Bid. The City reserves the right to postpone the date and time for opening of bids. The City expressly reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive minor informalities

and to award the contract to the responsible bidder that submits the lowest responsive bid. Plans, specifications, addenda, bidders list, and plan holders list for this project are available through the City of Mercer Island’s on-line plan room. Free of charge access is provided to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, and Vendors by going to: and clicking on: “Posted Projects”, “Public Works”, “City of Mercer Island”, and “Projects Bidding”. Bidders are encouraged to “Register” in order to receive automatic email notification of future addenda and to be placed on the “Bidders List.” This on-line plan room provides Bidders with fully usable on-line documents, with the ability to: download, print to your own printer, order full/partial plan sets from numerous reprographic sources, and a free on-line digitizer/take-off tool. Please contact Builders Exchange of Washington at 425-258-1303 should you require assistance with access or registration. Bidder questions are to be directed to Clint Morris, Street Engineer, by email at or via phone at 206-999-8041. The City encourages the participation of certified disadvantaged businesses and women’s business enterprises to act as prime contractors as well as subcontractors on this project. Ali Spietz City Clerk City of Mercer Island Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on May 6, 2015 and May 13, 2015. #1306646.

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CALENDAR | FROM 17 Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Elton Bennett (1910-1974) was the Silkscreen artist whose artwork was defined by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter, Barbara Bennett Parsons, will present and discuss her father’s artwork. Free event. For more, call Barbara Bennett Parsons at 360-532-3235, email or visit www.eltonbennett. com.


p.m., Saturday, May 9, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Have a night out while the kids meet all their friends at the Community Center for an action-packed night. Featuring a movie, munchies and games throughout the night, all led by recreation staff. Ages 4–12, cost is $30, $14 sibling fee. Pre-registration is

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p.m., Monday, May 11, Jazz Alley, 2033 6th Ave., Seattle. The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents the Mercer Island and Bothell High School ensembles with special guest Terell Stafford. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $20. For more, call 206-441-9729 or visit


May 12, City Hall Caucus Room, 9611 S.E. 36th St. A quarterly meeting for Adult Family Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities on Mercer Island to discuss how to respond and recover from a disaster. For more, contact

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High High School School Later Later Start-Time Start-Time Open House Open House May May 7, 7, 2015 2015 7:00 – 9:00 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. p.m. Islander Islander Middle Middle School School Library Library 8225 8225 SE SE 72nd 72nd Street Street

The The Mercer Mercer Island Island and and Bellevue Bellevue School School Districts Districts are are conducting conducting a a study study of of the the potential potential benefits benefits and and implications implications of of later later high high school school start start times. times. The The High High School School Start-Time Start-Time Committee Committee will will hold hold an an open-house open-house style style public public meeting meeting for for community community members members to to discuss discuss the the late late start-time start-time project project and and ideas ideas with with committee committee members. members. For For more more information, information, please visit please visit

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May 12, City Hall Council Chambers, 9611 S.E. 36th St. The Mercer Island Utility Board is an advisory board to the City Council on matters regarding all utilities on the Island. The Utility Board meets, as needed, on the second Tuesday of the month. For more, contact Asea Sandine at


6:30 p.m., Monday, May 4. Phonetic fun presented by Charlie Williams and Nancy Stewart. Sing along and learn other noises for music. SING WITH OUR KIDS-PAJAMA STORIES AND SONGS: 7 p.m.,


Wednesday, May 13, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. The Arts Council and Parks and Recreation staff provide community activities such as art galleries, concerts and plays and literary events as well as support local artists with grants and acquire public art for the city. For more about the Arts Council, contact Amber Britton at amber.britton@


Monday, May 11 and 18. Presented by Nancy Stewart. Bring your guitar or instrument for a true community sing-along. Lyrics and chords will be projected on a screen to read, sing and play along. Nancy will be glad to tune guitars and help with chords. Linda Ernst, Children’s Librarian, will share a special bedtime story at the end. TEENS BRICK ANIMATION - BRICK BUILDER 2: 1 p.m., Saturday,

May 16. Presented by Clay Animation Network (C.A.N.). Grades 4-8. Depict your slick movie flick with a mix of tricky brick tricks. Participants use iPads (C.A.N provides) to create stopmotion videos based on a theme. Please register starting May 1. TEEN ADVISORY BOARD:

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provided on a drop-in basis. LETTERS TO JULIET: 10:30 a.m., May 20. Celebrate Older Americans Month: Inspiring Elders Film Series. An American girl discovers a love letter that changes her life in this romantic comedy starring Amanda Seyfried and Vanessa Redgrave. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Island Library.

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CIRCULATION MANAGER Issaquah/Sammamish/ Snoqualmie Sound Publishing, Inc. is currently accepting applications for a Circulation Manager. Position will be based out of the Bellevue office. The primary duty of a Circulation Manager (CM) is to manage a geographic district. The CM will be accountable for the assigned newspaper as follows: Recruiting, contracting and training independent contractors to meet delivery deadlines, insuring delivery standards are being met and quality customer service. Po s i t i o n r e q u i r e s t h e ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner; to occasionally lift and/or transport bundles weighing up to 25 pounds from ground level to a height of 3 feet; to deliver newspaper routes, including ability to negotiate stairs and to deliver an average of 75 newspapers per hour for up to 8 consecutive hours; to communicate with carr iers and the public by telephone and in person; to operate a personal computer. Must p o s s e s s r e l i a bl e , i n sured, motor vehicle and a valid Washington State driver’s license. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K (currently with an employer match). If you are interested in joining the team at the Issaquah/Sammamish Repor ter and the Valley Record, email us your cover letter and resume to: hreast@ Please be sure to note: ATTN: CMISS in the subject line.


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