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Farmers Market Opening Day is Sunday June 7 The Mercer Island Farmers Market begins its 2015 season in the Town Center between 10 a.m and 3 p.m., Sunday, June 7, along S.E. 32nd Street next to Mercerdale Park. For details visit http://mifarmersmarket.org/. Plan ahead for parking.

New service will replace Metro routes 202, 205 By Katie Metzger

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Call for young artists for Summer Celebration! show The 41st annual Junior Art Show is July 11 and 12. Islander youth in grades K-12 are invited to enter art for cash awards and prizes. Art work is accepted in several categories. Cost is $3. Find more and sign up at www.mival.org or contact Kendall Taylor at dkkwtaylor@ comcast.net.

Design Commission turns down Hines Preliminary proposal denied, Hines must start over again By Katie Metzger

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At its May 27 meeting, the city’s Design Commission voted unanimously not to let the planned five-story mixed-use Hines project go forward without another review. Because its preliminary design review was denied, Hines will have to start the application process over. Hines can still file a complete building permit and become vest-

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design presented on Thursday. The commissioners said that the public plaza and facade facing S.E. 29th Street was attractive, but that the other three sides were out of scale with the rest of the neighborhood. Commissioner Tami Szerlip ed under the current development said that the north facade feels code without design approval, like “the side of the Queen Mary.” but approval is Several citizens needed before a who testified durbuilding permit MIHS athletics win ing the meeting can be issued, shared the same five state titles said Development concerns—that a Services Group five-story buildMI also boasted chamDirector Scott ing is too tall for pions in girls golf, boys Greenberg. the heart of Town lacrosse, and girls and The Design Center. They also boys tennis. Story page 12. Commissioners said that it presents said that they traffic problems gave Hines input that haven’t been on their initial design at study fully evaluated. sessions in November 2013 and Since the latest study session December 2014. Yet many of in December, Islanders have those suggested elements were not included in the preliminary HINES | PAGE 8

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41st District Legislators Rep. Tana Senn and Sen. Steve Litzow will speak at the June membership luncheon at noon, tomorrow, June 4, at the Mercer Island Community and Events Center. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The community is welcome. To RSVP for lunch call 232-3404.

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The Mercer Island baseball team piles on Josh Stenberg (center, wearing helmet) after Stenberg’s walkoff home run in the bottom of the 13th inning against Shorewood secured a 1-0 victory and Mercer Island’s first state baseball championship. Story page 9. For more photos, visit www.mi-reporter.com.

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On the morning of Monday, June 8, the City of Mercer Island and King County Metro will launch a new commuter oriented, weekday shuttle service to replace the terminated 202/205 routes. The new Metro Route 630 is jointly funded by the City of Mercer Island, Metro and the City of Seattle, and will operate five trips to downtown Seattle during the morning rush hour, and five trips back home again in the evening. Mercer Island is one of the first communities to experiment Metro’s alternative services. Other pilot projects are being conducted in Burien and North Bend,

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Assisted living project planned for old MI Care and Rehab site

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Old building to be demolished, Aegis plans 89 units By Katie Metzger

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Aegis Living came before the city’s Design Commission on May 13 to propose building a new 89-unit assisted living community at 7445 S.E. 24th Street, the site of the former Mercer Island Care and Rehabilitation Center. The existing building will be removed, according to the Design Commission agenda, which should help to preserve topography, vegetation and wetland areas. The plans indicate that the facility will have memory care and assisted living. The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) revoked the nursing home license of the Mercer Island Care and Rehabilitation Center in June 2014, after

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The city’s Design Commission reviewed a proposed assisted living facility with 89 units on May 13. a complaint investigation determined that the center was financially unstable and posed an immediate health and safety risk to residents. Residents had to be relocated, though nursing home beds were scarce, especially on the Island, according to Reporter archives. A number of facilities have shut down in the last 10 to 15 years, often times to make room for condos or more profitable developments. Covenant Shores has 43 beds, but they are reserved for residents first.

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A representative from the DSHS said at the time that if there was another longterm care facility in that location, it would have to go through another application process, and probably refurbish the old building. Aegis Living has 14 facilities in the Central Puget Sound area including one in Bellevue. The company is building five new senior living communities in the Seattle area: in Newcastle, West Seattle, Bellevue at Overlake and two locations in Queen Anne.

Don Cohen. But there are a few holes. The UW 205 riders can Snoqualmie and Issaquah. use the 630 as a single The 19-person vehi- bus to downtown, Cohen cle will look like a small noted, but they still have Metro shuttle bus, and to transfer to another bus come equipped with a to get to the UW, unlike wheelchair lift, a two-slot the (old) 205 service. bike rack in front, and Another issue is that an ORCA card reader. In there will still not be any addition to scheduled ser- weekend service for peovice, flexible service will be ple who don’t drive, or offered in the Shorewood would prefer taking the neighborhood. Riders can bus, even to events like the call ahead for a ride off the Farmer’s Market. route. Mayor Former B r u c e 202 and 205 Bassett said riders are the shuttle hoping for is a start. the best. “ T h i s “Many of new service us former is an excit202 and 205 ing first step bus riders Mayor Bruce Bassett in rebuildhave been ing our following local access the developto transit. We appreciment of the new 630 ser- ate Metro’s dedication to vice and are very much finding creative solutions looking forward to next and Seattle’s willingness Monday. How well it will to share costs. I hope all serve Mercer Island bus Islanders will take advancommuters is yet to be tage of the route and make seen, but even if there are it a success,” Bassett said. some initial glitches and, if required, some schedule About the Metro Route and route modifications 630 shuttle: over time, most of the • 30-minute service will riders I know are deeply operate between 6:10-8:13 appreciative of the City a.m. and 4:02-6:32 p.m. Council’s efforts on this,” weekdays. said long-time 202-rider,

“This is an exciting first step in rebuilding our local access to transit.”

• Riders will be able to plan their trip using Metro’s online Trip Planner. • The shuttle will accept standard Metro fares. A rideshare option is to be launched this summer for Islanders looking for a new way to get to the Mercer Island Park-andRide. The shared commuter van service, driven by volunteers who are commuters themselves, will to reduce park-and-ride overcrowding. Drivers and riders will use a mobile phone app to book trips. TripPool will be free for drivers and free for riders already paying for their transit trip with an ORCA card. Metro and the city of Mercer Island are also exploring the concept of a community van that could provide local service throughout the day using an online scheduling system, according to a Metro press release. Learn more about Metro’s Alternative Services program by visiting its website: http:// metro.kingcounty.gov/programs-projects/alternativeservices/.

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MercyVet celebrates 15 years on the Island By Katie Metzger

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MercyVet, a holistic veterinary hospital, celebrated its 15th anniversary on the Island on May 27. Dr. Jackie Sehn, owner and primary doctor at MercyVet, decided to raise her employee minimum wage to $15 an hour to honor the occasion. Sehn, formerly Obando, grew up in Brazil and has lived on the Island since 1996. Her sons graduated from Mercer Island High School. She commuted to Redmond for a few years before opening her own practice. When she first opened and was remodeling, she was treating patients in the waiting room and the parking lot, she said. MercyVet has grown over the years, now with 10 employees, more office and exam room space and 5,000 clients. “It doesn’t feel like 15 years, but you see the evidence,” she said. “My kids are grown, and I’m on a

Jen Headrick is ‘Exceptional Educator’ for 2015 The Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA) has awarded the honor of Exceptional Educator for 2015 to Jen Headrick, the director and lead teacher at Pixie Hill Preschool. MIPA gives the award

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second wave of pets.” Her two corgis come to work with her. One followed her from her house, just a few blocks away, one day, she said. Animals and their families come and go throughout the day, looking for the experience and expertise of Dr. Jackie and her co-workers. They offer everything from X-rays to acupuncture, an “integrated approach” to animal medicine that’s unique in the area, with a heartfelt approach. “You decide to be a vet when you’re six or seven years old. I don’t know anyone who decided to be a vet later in life—it’s a childhood decision,” she said. “My dad told me that whatever you’re going to do, you’re going to do for a long time. So you should do something you love.”

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MercyVet is located at 2707 76th Ave S.E. For more information or to schedule an appointment, email info@mercyvet.com or call 206-232-7667.

Above right, Alicia Harris, a vet tech, holds 10-year-old Cooper while he gets an acupuncture treatment, which helps with pain relief and arthritis. Above, Hydro, one of Dr. Jackie’s patients, puts his paws on the counter and asks for a treat.

each year to a “teacher, assistant or administrator who has made extraordinary contributions to the Island’s preschool community.” Nominations received by MIPA described Headrick as an “engaged, awe-inspiring, nurturing, and caring educator.” One parent wrote, “Jen’s abundant love and devotion towards children as well as her genuine desire to nur-

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deeps roots in the community and as a new mother, I am passionate about the Island’s continued success.” Granbois is the daugh“Let’s focus on our strengths and enhance the ter of James and Doris values that we hold so dear,” Cassan, who run Dollar Development Co. and she wrote in a statement. Granbois will run against developed The Mercer Darren Gold and incum- apartment building. “I am very proud of my bent Debbie Bertlin in the only race that will have a parents and how much they care about Mercer Island. primary election. “Islanders deserve a They have shown me the choice. It’s only when two value of community service candidates contest an office and hard work, but more that Islanders get a full air- than anything they are ing of the issues, including loving parents and doting incumbent explanations of grandparents,” she said. Important issues for their decisions,” she said. “All Islanders benefit when Granbois include continufresh ideas and energy are ing to resist tolling on I-90 and building trust in govengaged.” Granbois said that the ernment through open and transparent policies. continued sucGranbois earned cess of Mercer a B.A.S. in Systems Island is depenEngineering from dent upon fiscal the University re sp ons ibi l it y of Pennsylvania, and “living witha law degree in our means.” from Pepperdine “I grew up on University and a Mercer Island and returned Traci Granbois master’s in taxation from the University to start a famof Washington. She is ily because of the fantastic quality of life, also a certified yoga instrucschools, and sense of com- tor and a participant in munity,” she said. “I have Paws on Patrol.

Salim Nice will run for Pos. No. 3

ways to improve the safety of the Island’s water system. They found that the city’s cross connection control program hadn’t been updated in years. The goal of the program is to protect the water system from the risk of con-

set to adopt an ordinance updating the program on June 1, after the Reporter deadline. According to the Council agenda, the city will send out “certifications”—questionnaires asking Island residents and businesses

City Council news Council set to appoint Pottmeyer At its June 1 meeting, after the Reporter deadline, the City Council was slated to fill the vacancy left by Joel Wachs. Wachs resigned due to health reasons. The Council had voted to appoint Terry Pottmeyer, the runner-up in the last vacancy process, instead of starting the process over again. Go to www.mi-reporter. com for an update.

Traci Granbois will run for Pos. No. 7 Traci Granbois filed to run for Position No. 7 on the Mercer Island City Council in November’s general election. Granbois, a licensed patent attorney and member of the Town Center stakeholder group, said that Mercer Island is “a gem uniquely situated between two large metropolises.”

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ly alter the character of our Island. Specifically, the city is deliberating on TransitSalim Nice, a second gen- Orientated Development eration Islander, filed to run in the Town Center, a bus turnaround on the for City Council North-end, Park Position No. 3, cur& Ride capacity, rently held by Mike and re-zoning, all Cero. of which have the Nice, a member unintended conseof the Town Center quence of changStakeholder group, ing the charm and will run against character of our fellow stakeholder neighborhoods,” he Salim Nice Wendy Weiker. said. “To preserve Nice said he is what we cherish advocating that about this island, it will take ‘growth pay for growth’ in a strong council member the Town Center. “The city has missed crit- who understands and also ical opportunities to use the stands up for the interests of available tools to fully off- Mercer Island residents and set development impacts on families.” Nice worked at several Island services and schools. Island businesses while The cost of these impacts earning his way through were ultimately shifted to Island taxpayers,” Nice stat- Seattle University. His ed. “It is time our devel- professional experiencopment policies reflect the es encompass 20 years of true costs of growth to pre- finance, tax and regulaserve and protect Mercer tory compliance with an Island Schools and maintain emphasis on Information current levels of services in Technology and Systems police, fire, parks, transpor- Architecture. Nice and his wife grew tation and utilities.” up on the Island, and are “Mercer Island is at a alumni of the Mercer Island crossroads: the direction we are heading threatens to fun- school system. They moved damentally and permanent- back in 2011.

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“In many ways, my special memories and experiences growing up on the Island have shaped my views of what must be preserved,” Nice said.

Silverberg withdraws from Council race Carl Silverberg announced May 27 that he would not seek the Position No. 4 City Council seat. He said he would endorse Jeff Sanderson, his former opponent, for election this November. “Jeff and I share similar positions on the issues and I’m positive that he will do a great job in office. In fact, he was the first person I called when I made my decision this morning and he was most gracious,” Silverberg said. Silverberg said that he would continue to be involved with other projects, ranging from Mercer Island High School to global health to Jewish life in the Northwest. Position No. 4, a two-year unexpired term, was vacated by Tana Senn, then Joel Wachs.

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out to the members of the Mercer Island Band who helped round out the orchestra with the addition of their instruments. The trip was made possible through donations to Team O, the non-profit booster club which benefits Mercer Island Orchestra students in 5th through 12th grades Carina Evens

I had the pleasure of being one of the chaperones on the Mercer Island High School Orchestra field trip on Friday May 22. About 50 students, representing approximately 80 percent of the orchestra, gave up their day off from school to perform locally at I read with concern Councilmember two retirement communities (Aljoya Mike Cero’s article (May 13, 2015) and Island House) and one preschool wherein he expressed concern that (Early World Montessori). I was torn between watching the increasing multifamily housing on orchestra and watching the reactions Mercer Island between 2010 and 2035 from the audience - four-year olds by 11 percent, as contemplated in the moving their whole bodies to the beat Mercer Island Comprehensive Plan of Duel of the Fates from Star Wars updates, would threaten the values and “senses and prioriand 80-year olds singties” of this communiing along to the Sound ty. Mr. Cero attributes of Music medley. many of the attractions It was so refreshing to Send your letters to: of Mercer Island to sinsee all of these students editor@mi-reporter.com. gle family homes: “strong volunteer their time to Keep it brief, courteous, schools, beautiful parks, share their music with and sign your name. relatively low crime, easy the community withtraffic and fiscal responout a promise of class sibility.” He claims that credit, community service hours, or competition. Their only single family homes enable “high volpayoff were the smiles on the audi- unteerism in our schools, parks, playences’ faces (and a spaghetti dinner at fields and well supervised children”. While many of us can endorse land the Old Spaghetti Factory). This entire trip was organized bril- use planning that preserves the small liantly by one of the senior members, town feel and community values of Stephanie Lee, who approached the Mercer Island, I cannot agree with director, Vicki White-Miltun with the Mr. Cero’s thesis that increasing mulidea. Huge kuddos to Mrs. White- tifamily homes by 11 percent increase Miltun for also giving up her free day by 2035 will undermine any of these and allowing her students to have this attributes. There is no foundation for Mr. Cero’s experience. Also, a big thanks goes

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implicit suggestion that the residents of multifamily housing (yet-to-bebuilt or current) will not support our schools, our parks, and our community. The future residents of multifamily housing are not aliens—they are us. We need more multi-family housing to house our own families: our parents, our children and our grandchildren— if they have any hope of enjoying the benefits of life on Mercer Island. The data as to what East King County’s population, including Mercer Island, will look like in next decades makes it clear that we need more multifamily housing to house our seniors, our firefighters, our teachers, and our millennials over the next twenty years. The median sale price of a Mercer Island home last month was over $1,000,000 according to Zillow and Trulia. The average listing price was $2.94 million. Only very few young families or Island school teachers and firefighters can purchase at those prices. By contrast, while the current price of Mercer Island condominiums varies widely, young families at least have a chance to buy—and the chance to partake of and contribute to the same community values that have brought so many of us to this island. Moreover the demographics of East King County are changing. By 2035, seniors will comprise 25 percent of east King County’s population. More multi-family homes on Mercer Island will be necessary to house Mercer Island seniors who would prefer to remain in this community but cannot remain in larger homes due to fixed incomes or for health reasons.

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“Without knowing what cuts would be made, you’d have to lean towards a tax.”

“Create a school tax, and encourage parents to contribute.”

“Take out the partisanship. Make it fair for everybody.”

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Police MAY 8

DUI: A 33-year-old Issaquah man was arrested on eastbound I-90 after being stopped for speeding and performing poorly on field sobriety tests.

THEFT: A 57-year-old woman

at the 8400 block of S.E. 44th Street reported that her license plate was stolen and replaced with another license plate.

PROWLING: A 36-year-old woman said that her vehicle was prowled in the garage of the Island Square apartments. A radio, bicycle tools, car wash products, a change holder, a map light, a Leatherman tool and locking cable hitch and bike rack were stolen. LOST PROPERTY: A 45-year-old woman at the 6100 block of 90th Avenue S.E. reported that the German passport for her 10-year-old son was lost. PROWLING: A driver’s license and debit card belonging to a 71-year-old woman at the 8000 block of East Mercer Way were stolen after her unlocked vehicle was prowled.

MAY 9 FOUND PROPERTY: A 34-yearold Island man found bolt cutters at the Park and Ride on North Mercer Way. BURGLARY: A 58-year-old Bellevue man went to check on his mother’s residence at the 2400 block of 71st Avenue S.E. and found it had been broken into via forced entry through the basement rear door, and that an unknown amount of jewelry had been taken. DUI: A 39-year-old Island woman was stopped at the 5300 block of Island Crest Way for numerous travel lane violations. She failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. She was processed and released to a friend.

MAY 11

INFORMATIONAL REPORT: A 57-year-old Seattle woman turned in an old rifle for destruction. FRAUD: Tax returns were

fraudulently filed in the names of a 50-year-old man and 51-year-old woman who live at the 2000 block of 72nd Avenue S.E.

MAY 12 THEFT: A 44-year-old Island woman at the 3000 block of 80th Avenue S.E. reported that someone used her credit card to make online purchases in excess of $1,500. FRAUD: Tax returns were fraudulently filed in the names of a couple who live at the 9100 bock of S.E. 50th Street.

MAY 14 FRAUD: A 41-year-old woman at the 7800 block of S.E. 27th Street reported that her account had a $299.98 fraudulent charge made to onlineshoes.com.

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Value Village parent company ‘misled the public,’ says Minnesota AG Reporter Staff

The Minnesota Attorney General filed a lawsuit on May 21 against Savers, a Bellevue-based thrift store chain. The company, known as Value Village in the Pacific Northwest, operates 15 stores in Minnesota under the names Savers, Unique Thrift and Value Thrift. Two of the company’s top officials are Mercer Island residents. According to its website, Value Village, a Savers brand, helps more than 120 nonprofit organizations by paying them for donated goods, which supports community programs and services. It operates 340 stores worldwide, with 20,000 employees. Last November, Attorney General Lori Swanson released a report examining contracts and donations for 2013. She concluded that Savers pocketed more than $1 million that should have

gone to charities, accusing it of underpaying some of its nonprofit partners, misleading donors of goods about what’s tax-deductible, and poorly documenting its activities. The for-profit retailer “seriously misled the public” about the extent to which donations benefit charitable organizations, Swanson said. The lawsuit says Savers sells the donated goods at its stores for a hefty mark-up over what it pays the charities. “We are disappointed by the decision of the Minnesota Attorney General’s office to take this action because we have made multiple attempts to work collaboratively on a resolution that benefits everyone involved. Since the AG’s office filed its Compliance Report, our company has worked diligently to answer every question that was raised and have begun implementing operational changes to address the AG’s

concerns,” Ken Alterman, Savers President and CEO, said in a statement. “Rather than allow these changes to take place and then evaluate their effect, the AG’s office has decided to file this lawsuit and put more than 25 years of positive community impact and millions of dollars in annual charitable funding at risk. The money we pay our charitable partners furthers medical research and supports veterans and their families across Minnesota. We take this mission seriously, and we now have no choice but to vigorously defend our business and we are confident that we will prevail.” Alterman, an Islander, is Savers CEO. Tom Ellison, also an Islander, is chairman of the board. Ellison is the son of company founder William Ellison, who opened his first store in Redwood City, Calif., in 1954 under the name Salvage Management Corporation.

PUBLIC NOTICES CITY OF MERCER ISLAND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – TOWN CENTER DEVELOPMENT MORATORIUM Notice is hereby given that the Mercer Island City Council will hold a public hearing at the June 15, 2015 City Council Meeting to receive comments on a moratorium for up to six months on the submission or acceptance of applications for any building permits or any other land development permits or approvals for major new construction as defined in Mercer Island City Code Chapter 19.16 in the Mercer Island Town Center zone. The meeting will be held in the Council Chambers at 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, WA. Any interested person(s) may appear and provide input. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm and the public hearing will be part of a larger agenda of regular business. More information about the moratorium is available at on the City’s website at www.mercer gov.org/towncenter. Scott Greenberg Development Services Group Director City of Mercer Island Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on June 3, 2015. #1329233. Advertisement for Bids CITY OF MERCER ISLAND, WASHINGTON Luther Burbank Phase 2: Calkins Point Shoreline Restoration Project WP303R

DATE OF BID OPENING: June 25, 2015 TIME: 11:00 am Sealed bids for the Luther Burbank Phase 2: Calkins Point Shoreline Restoration Project will be received by the City of Mercer Island at the DSG Permit Counter, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington 98040 until 11:00 am local time on June 25, 2015, at which time bids will be opened and publicly read. DESCRIPTION OF WORK Work to be performed under this contract includes furnishing all labor, equipment, and materials necessary for the construction of the following improvements: Regrade and stabilize a half-acre area of shoreline and upland park land currently experiencing active erosion. Regrade site to create gentle slope to water’s edge. Construct recessed pocket beach protected by large woody debris stabilized with rock; buried sheetpile wall; paved path with seating wall and furniture; and reinforced rail fencing. Nourish shoreline with beach gravel and cobble. Stabilize portion of shoreline with willow brush layers and coir soil lifts. Stage shrubs and trees for volunteer planting. All in-water work must be completed between July 16 and September 30, 2015. City is in possession of all required permits. BIDDER QUALIFICATIONS The Contractor’s shoreline construction supervisor who will supervise the day-to-day field activities associated with the

shoreline construction work shall have personally performed the work or directly supervised the construction, and with successful completion of two shoreline restoration projects that were similar in scope, time and complexity, with having one of those projects being at least $150K in total construction costs. Successful Bidder shall complete and furnish the Contractor’s Shoreline Construction Supervisor Credentials with five (5) days of request after bid opening. PRE-BID MEETING A pre-bid meeting and site visit will be held on June 11th, 2015 at 11 am at Luther Burbank Park. Meet at the Luther Burbank Park Administration Building, 2040 84th Ave SE, Mercer Island. The City reserves the right to cancel this meeting at any time. A single contract will be awarded to the responsible bidder submitting the lowest responsive bid for the schedule(s) selected by the City after bid opening and prior to award. 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. Bids are to be submitted only on the forms provided in the Specifications. All bidding and all construction shall be carried out in compliance with the Plans and Specifications for this project. 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. The City expressly reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive minor informalities and irregularities in the bidding process. Bids shall remain open for a period of sixty (60) calendar days from the date of Bid opening and no bidder may withdraw their bid during this period. Free-of-charge access to project bid documents (plans, specifications, addenda, and Bidders List) is provided to Prime Bidders, Subcontractors, and Vendors by going to www.bxwa.com and clicking on “Posted Projects”, “Public Works”, and “City of Mercer Island”. This online plan room provides Bidders with fully usable online documents with the ability to: download, view, print, order full/partial plan sets from numerous reprographic sources, and a free online digitizer/takeoff tool. It is recommended that Bidders “Register” in order to receive automatic e-mail notification of future addenda and to place themselves on the “SelfRegistered Bidders List”. Bidders that do not register will not be automatically notified of addenda and will need to periodically check the on-line plan room for

addenda issued on this project. Contact Builders Exchange of Washington at (425) 258-1303 should you require assistance with access or registration. Bidder questions must be submitted by 5 pm on June 15th, and should be directed to Alaine Sommargren, Project Manager, by email at alaine.sommargren@ mercergov.org, by phone at 206.275.7879 or by fax at 206.275.7868. As part of the City’s affirmative action effort, 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 June 3, 2015 and June 10, 2015. #1329436. MERCER ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT SURPLUS SALE Notice is hereby given that the Mercer Island School District will hold a sale of surplus goods and equipment. The sale will be open to Washington State Private and Public Schools on Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. The sale will be open to the public from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, noon. The location of the sale will be at the School District administration building warehouse/ parking lot (back of building) 4160 86th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Published in the Mercer Island Reporter on June 3, 2015. #1328866 Subject: To the governing body of Madrona Crest Addition Design Review Committee, MN Custom Homes is proposing a new construction home at 8885 SE 36th St, Parcel 502190-038005. The home will be two stories with approximately 4,500 square feet of living space and a 3-car garage of approximately 700 square feet. It is our intent to furnish drawings to the Madrona Crest Addition design review committee for approval, however the only names on record for the committee are J.R. Heath & E.J. Oliver. We have been unsuccessful in contacting these individual, therefore we are proposing the publish date of this public notice will commence the review committees 30 day review period. If you are a current member of the Madrona Crest Addition Design Review Committee please contact Matt Kopicky with MN Custom Homes at matt@mncustom.com to receive drawings. Published in the Mercer Island Reporter May 13, 20, 27, 2015 and June 3, 2015. #1322040

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family values would be severely eroded without a community of diverse ages, incomes, ethnicities, etc. We need that diversity—and more multifamily housing for our seniors, young people, civil servants—to create a broad, emphatic community to foster the next generation on this unique oasis connected to two dynamic growing cities. In closing, I want to thank Councilmember Cero for his dedication and service to the City of Mercer Island. We are very lucky to have citizens, like Mike Cero, who are willing to devote so much time and energy to this community and its future and to raise important questions about our collective future.

The nostalgia for a more rural Mercer Island is understandable. But this region has irrevocably changed in the past 25 years. What attracted my family to Mercer Island was the community’s commitment to its schools and its children. Mercer Island schools are some of the best in the nation. What other small community supports a children’s theatre like Youth Theatre Northwest? But a commitment to education means an openness to new ideas and faces. Housing prices in the Puget Sound region are vastly different than they were 25, 35 years ago. We are at risk of becoming a moated community of the very wealthy. Mercer Island’s

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HINES | FROM 1 been following the project through a series of dramas. The City Council discussed imposing a moratorium on downtown development in January in an attempt to appease citizens opposed to tall buildings and increased density, but exempted Hines due to the legal risk associated with singling out one project. At the same time, the city had begun talking with Hines about adding 200 commuter parking stalls. Later, representatives from Hines later appeared before the City Council with promises of including an upscale grocery store in the ground floor retail area. The concept excited many residents, though architectural renderings didn’t show sufficient space for that use. Throughout these discussions, the city was conducting a Town Center visioning

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“It feels like walking along the side of the Queen Mary.”

that the south facade looks nicer in drawings because it is a professional rendering, and that the north wall will be an “internal property line” when the McDonald’s property is eventually redeveloped. John McCullough, a lawyer from Hines, wrote to the city on May 28 to “set the record straight” regarding the exemption of Hines from the moratorium. McCullough said that Hines couldn’t get an upscale grocer to commit to the project because of the potential to redevelop the Albertson’s site. He also wrote that having an upscale grocer was never part of the initial decision to exempt Hines, and that the city is now using “moratorium threats to extract free and unreasonable concessions.” Instead of Whole Foods, “Hines is now targeting a mix of high-quality smaller scale retailers and hopefully a boutique, small grocer,” McCullough wrote. Hines will deliver the parking stalls, if the city pays for them, he wrote. Funding could come from an agreement with South Transit, which is still being negotiated by the city. The City Council will decide to renew or modify the moratorium, or allow it to expire, at its June 15 meeting.

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State champs | Islanders overcome controversial call to win first 3A state championship Josh Stenberg lifts MI with a walk-off home run to earn the Islanders 3A baseball crown By Joseph Livarchik

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The Mercer Island baseball team hoisted its first-ever 3A state championship trophy after beating Shorewood 1-0 Saturday, May 30 at Husky Ballpark. Josh Stenberg (5) slammed a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 13th inning to win the game. was that if the bases are loaded and you get a gamewinning walk, that everyone has to touch the next bag that they’re on,” Woody relayed. “The rule that we saw, rule 409, said that basically just the hitter and the runner from third had to touch the next base. [The officials] said that Brandon never touched third, they called it an out, big deal. I tried to make sure the guys were ready to go out there

and throw zeros again. It wasn’t a ‘W’ until they told us.” “I did not know that was a rule,” Lawler said. “I went from second base straight in and started celebrating. Obviously, I was down on myself. I was extraordinarily disappointed, but [the atmosphere] was about keeping me up and staying focused. “That could’ve been the worst thing that could’ve

possibly happened for us, feeling that championship taken away.” Somehow, the Islanders kept their poise. In his second relief appearance in two days, Will Mansfield retired the first three batters he faced the next inning after the controversial call. Mansfield allowed one hit in five and ⅔ innings while striking out two, two days

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Top, Anthony Scalzo reacts after drawing a walk-off walk, theoretically winning the 3A state title over Shorewood Saturday, May 30 at Husky Ballpark. Below, officials confer whether the winning run from the walk should count, prompting a 20-minute stoppage in play.

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Title town | Mercer Island caps tourney week with five state championships

Mercer Island girls golf wins 3A state title By Joseph Livarchik

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With five of Mercer Island’s six state-qualifiers advancing to the final round of the 3A state girls golf tournament, Mercer Island took home the 3A state championship Thursday, May 28 at Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland. The Islanders registered a team score of 100, 25 points ahead of secondplace Kamiakin. “All the girls, they held up under pressure,” said girls golf coach Tim Okamura. “We had two freshmen come through like champs and two sophomores do well, too. They kept their calm.” Rachel Fujitani led the Islanders with a two-day score of 146, good for a second-place finish. Ingraham’s Sarah Rhee won the 3A individual state title, shooting a combined score of 140. Kate Peterson tied for 18th, shooting 174 through the tournament’s two rounds. Ella Warburg placed 22nd, shooting 176. Estey Chen tied for 28th with Enumclaw’s Faith Hardersen, shooting 183, and Abby Zhong placed

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Mercer Island girls golf qualified five of its six state competitors to the final round of the 3A state tournament. 39th, shooting 193. Also competing at the state tournament for Mercer Island was sophomore Madelyn Quickstad. Okamura made sure to credit Don Papasedero, the longtime Islander coach currently coaching football overseas, for the Islanders’ strong showing at the state tournament. “I’m just an interim coach,” Okamura said. “He did all the organization and groundwork.”

MI boys place third Mercer Island had two representatives from the boys golf team make the state cut May 27-28 at

Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick. Zach Evens placed ninth overall, shooting a two-day score of 151. Will Mansfield, working double-time from the baseball diamond, tied for 14th with Bonney Lake’s Curtis Koltermann, shooting 155 in the two-day tournament. Together, the two helped Mercer Island finish third overall as a team, with a team score of 58.5 points. Bainbridge boasted top honors as a team, scoring 70 points, and also had the individual state champion in Sam Warkentin, who shot 139 through two days.

Mercer Island’s girls and boys tennis teams took home state titles at the 3A state tennis tournament, which took place May 29-30 in Kennewick.

MI girls, boys champs at 3A state tennis tourney Islander boys edge Bellevue for team crown; Vendittis win third-straight doubles title By Joseph Livarchik

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For the fifth-consecutive year, Mercer Island’s girls and boys tennis teams took home state titles at the 3A state tennis tournament, which took place May 29-30 in Kennewick. The Islanders boys edged Bellevue 25-24 for their fifth-straight team title,

while the girls finished 14 points better than runnersup Holy Names Academy and Lakeside to win their seventh straight. In their final prep tournament appearance, Gabby and Lydia Venditti won their third-straight state doubles title, defeating teammates Caroline Hamilton and Sammy Sweet 6-1, 6-1 in the final for a one-two Islander finish. Grace Bethards placed sixth in singles competition, while Sarah Sweet fell in three sets to seventhplace finisher Misa Takami of Hazen. Holy Names’ Catherine Allen won the

3A girls singles title. For the boys, Brian Hou placed third in singles, defeating Theo McDonald 6-3, 6-4. Garfield’s Oscar Burney won the boys singles title over Bellevue’s Zach Fleischman. The Islanders finished in second and third place in their doubles bracket. Bellevue’s Hunter Eggers and Daniel Foster beat Ben Elliot and Charlie Williams in the doubles final 6-4, 6-4. Peter Williams and Cameron Coe placed third, defeating Bainbridge Island’s Eli Wagner and Ben DeVries 6-1, 6-2.

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MI girls water polo fifth at state tourney By Joseph Livarchik

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With a 7-3 win over Wilson, Mercer Island girls water polo earned a fifthplace finish at the 2015 state tournament Saturday, May 23 at Curtis Aquatic Center in University Place. Mercer Island dropped its first-round matchup to eventual state champions Gig Harbor, falling 16-3 on May 21. The Tides, who would finish their season and the tournament undefeated, got six goals

each from league MVP Emma Campbell and Most Valuable Defensive Player Alana Ponce. The Islanders bounced back in the consolation bracket, defeating Auburn Riverside 11-4 on May 22. Mallory Phillips led the Islanders with four goals, while Alicia Nordal scored three, and Sophie Chang and Nola Peshkin each scored twice. Enumclaw needed overtime to edge the Islanders 12-11 in their matchup on

May 23, with Nordal and Phillips each posting four goals in the losing effort. Then behind another four goals from Phillips, the Islanders locked up fifth place with their 7-3 win over the Rams. Mercer Island finished its season with a record of 6-3 in league play. Alicia Nordal, Mallory Phillips and Heather Robinson earned honorable mention for the 2015 All State Tournament Team.

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Mercer Island’s Josh Stenberg speaks with television reporters after his home run in the 3A state baseball championship against Shorewood won the Islanders their program’s first state title.

BASEBALL | FROM 9 after competing in the 3A state boys golf tournament and tying for 14th place. Alfonso Gonzalez, starting from the mound for Mercer Island, was equally impressive, allowing only one hit in just over seven innings pitched, striking out six while also walking six. So was Shorewood’s McKisson, allowing five hits and no runs while walking four in nine innings of work. Mercer Island had an opportunity with runners in scoring position in the bottom of the tenth, but couldn’t bring anyone home. Both teams went cold at the plate the next two innings,

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Mercer Island girls water polo earned a fifth-place finish at the 2015 state tournament Saturday, May 23 at the Curtis Aquatic Center in University Place.

Islanders compete at track and field state meet By Joseph Livarchik

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Twelve track and field athletes represented Mercer Island at the 3A state meet May 28-30 at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. The girls finished in the top 15 as a team, placing 12th overall. Kayla Lee, Victoria Gersch, Piper Casey and Kendra Watson finished second in the 200 meter

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with Shorewood’s Will Smith allowing no Islanders to reach base until the bottom of the 13th inning, when Stenberg blasted an 0-1 fastball over the right field wall. “It just shows how mentally tough our team is,” Stenberg said of the adversity. “We’ve gone through a lot this year, and that’s just the best. Winning the state title is exactly what we wanted.” Stenberg and Michael Petrie each had two hits for Mercer Island. Arthur Pate and Ian Oxnevad registered both hits for Shorewood. Lawler initially didn’t see

Stenberg’s game-winning shot, having flied out at the plate right before him in the order. But when he looked up and saw the ball sailing over the right field wall, he flew from the dugout and right back onto the field. “That was the clutchest hit I’ve seen in my whole life,” Lawler said. “I’ve been playing with Josh since I was three, four years old. We’ve been best buddies for awhile. That was the biggest hit I ever saw on any of my teams my whole entire life. “Best day of my life right now,” he said after letting out a long, relieved sigh. “This could’ve been the worst day of my life, but it’s the best.”

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THURSDAY | 4 JUNE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LUNCHEON: 12-1:15 p.m.,

Thursday, June 4, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Featuring guest speakers Rep. Judy Clibborn, Rep. Tana Senn and Sen. Steve Litzow. They’ll give an update on what is happening in Olympia as well as taking questions from the audience. $15-20, open to the community. Contact Terry Moreman at info@ mercerislandchamberofcommerce.org or call 206232-3404.

FRIDAY | 5 A NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF NEPAL:

6 p.m., Friday, June 5, 100 South King Street, Suite 100, Seattle. Join Mercer Island native David Morton, Lakpa

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Rita Sherpa and friends for “A Night in Support of Nepal”, a benefit supporting Nepali communities. Learn more about the present situation on the ground, hear from those whose villages and towns were affected, and contribute directly to families and communities. Food and drinks will be served. For more information or to make an online contribution, visit www. juniperfund.org.

finish and launch into summer with a jump into the lake! Cost is $50. Register online at www.mercerisland. younglife.org.

TEAM SURVIVOR NORTHWEST AT ISLAND BOOKS: 6:30-8:30

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY AND LETTERBOXING: 10 a.m. - 12

p.m., Friday, June 5, Island Books, 3014 78th Ave. S.E. A 501©3 local non-profit in Seattle, Team Survivor Northwest benefits the female cancer community by providing health programs and fitness education. For more, visit www. teamsurvivornw.org.

SATURDAY | 6 JUMP INTO SUMMER 5K: 9 a.m., Saturday, June 6, Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave. S.E. Wind along the shores of Lake Washington for the first annual Jump into Summer 5k Run/Walk, presented by Mercer Island Young Life. Sprint to the

FIRST AID AND ADULT CPR WITH AED: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.,

Saturday, June 6, Main Fire Station, 3030 78th Ave. S.E. Sign up online at MyParksandRecreation.com or or via telephone at 206275-7847. Cost is $40. For more, contact Jolene Judd at 206-275-7607.

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Junior Art Show is July 11 and 12. Submit your art for cash awards and prizes. The show is open to all Mercer Island residents in grades K-12, and includes categories for painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and crafts. Cost is $3. Find more information on the application at www.mival.org or contact Kendall Taylor at dkkwtaylor@comcast.net.

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Mercer Island dethrones Bellevue for state LAX title By Joseph Livarchik

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For Mercer Island, the case could be made that Sunday’s Div. I boys lacrosse final was four years in the making. One team hung over their collective head as the one they just couldn’t beat. Even in a season when no one else could beat them, the Islanders couldn’t beat Bellevue. Until Sunday. After trailing their rivals through three quarters of play, Mercer Island exploded for seven fourth-quarter goals to overtake Bellevue 11-8 and win the state crown Sunday night at Starfire Sports Stadium, ending the Wolverines’ three-year reign as boys lacrosse state champions. The victory marked Mercer Island’s first over its rival since 2011. “It was kind of destined,” said senior captain Brett Bottomley. “As soon as the bracket came out and we saw Bellevue on one side and us on the other, we kind of knew it was destiny.” Over 2,200 fans turned out to see the three-time defending champion Wolverines and the one-loss Islanders square off, Mercer Island’s only loss coming against Bellevue in a 13-9 contest May 4.

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Behind a seven-goal rally in the final quarter of Sunday’s Div. I boys lacrosse state final, Mercer Island ended Bellevue’s three-year run as champions. Senior Bryan Glant said the title really couldn’t have come against anyone else. “They dished us our only loss this entire year,” he said. “This was our chance to really make a statement that we can beat any team we played.” The Islanders had to earn it by getting past Wolverine goalie Cole Bouwman. The Bellevue junior wasn’t conceding much in the first half, registering seven saves as Bellevue broke a 2-2 tie in the second quarter with a goal from

Augie Fratt and two goals from Joe Bethke to take a 5-3 halftime lead. Bouwman and the Bellevue defense held Mercer Island to a single goal in the third quarter, with goals from Fratt and Justin Angelel putting Bellevue ahead 7-4, making it appear the Islanders were in store for another repeat. But just like they did four days prior against Issaquah, the Islanders had

coach Ian O’Hearn downplayed any mental edge the Wolverines had on their team, O’Hearn admitted the May 4 loss may have paid off in dividends for his squad. “Honestly, probably the best thing that could’ve happened to us was losing in the regular season to Bellevue to make us realize that we weren’t invincible,” he said. “It showed. We came out, we played as hard as we could, and it was a slightly better team.” Capping off an eventful week for Mercer Island that included state championships in baseball, girls golf, and boys and girls tennis, adding a lacrosse title to the mix was an all-too-fitting end for the Islander upperclassmen. “All the credit might go to the seniors, and the class of 2015 helped those teams get those spots, but it’s a whole school effort,” Condon said. “Everyone should feel great about how the Island performed this year. The whole Island should be proud.” Mercer Island finished its season with an overall record of 22-1.

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one final run in them. After the Islanders got two big saves from goalkeeper Ezra Tillinger early in the fourth quarter, they reeled off three unanswered goals to tie the game. Fratt responded with a goal from the left side to put Bellevue back in charge 8-7 with 5:05 remaining, but it marked the last time the Wolverines would score. A right-side shot from Van der Velden tied the game two minutes later, then Glant put the Islanders ahead 9-8 with 2:55 to go. Bellevue put on an aggressive offensive stand on the ensuing possession, but Tillinger came up with two more saves down the stretch, as Evan Condon and Bottomley both fired on an empty Wolverine net to put the game out of reach. Glant and Van der Velden each had three goals for the Islanders, while Condon posted two goals and two assists. Tillinger recorded eight saves, with four coming in the game’s final quarter. Fratt had four goals and three assists to lead the Wolverines, while Bouwman finished with 14 saves in the net. While the Islander players and

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LIFESTYLES EDITOR The Daily World at Aberd e e n , Wa s h . , h a s a n opening for a Lifestyles editor. We are looking for someone who has an eye for design and a knack for finding the stories and trends that shed light on what life is like in our community. The section also includes ar ts and entertainment news. The ideal candidate will have a bright, lively writing style, a talent for social media and be skilled in InDesign. Magazine experience would also be a plus. Aberdeen is o n t h e Wa s h i n g t o n Coast, an hour from the Olympic Rain Forest and two hours from Seattle. This is a full-time position. Benefits include, but are not limited to, paid vacation, medical, vision, dental and life insurance and a 401(K) p l a n w i t h a c o m p a ny match. Send a cover letter, resume and writing and design samples to: hr@soundpublishing.com To learn more about us, please visit us on the web at www.soundpublishing.com. The Daily World is an equal opportunity employer.

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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@ soundpublishing.com Please be sure to note: ATTN: CMISS in the subject line. Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the wor kplace. Check out our website to find out more about us! www.sound publishing.com

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DON’T MISS THE FINAL DAYS! CLOSING AFTER 88 YEARS! DRAMATIC PRICE CUTS ON AN EXCEPTIONAL NEW SELECTION!

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Prime lot & home in Issaquah Highlands. 3BR/2.5BA. Large rec room easily converts to 4th bdrm. Private large lot backs to greenbelt. Lozier-built home meticulously maintained. A rare find. #790169 Pam Richmond 206-265-9114

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Issaquah School Dist GEM! Beautiful remodeled & spacious rambler w/ 1,770sf, 3BR/1.75BA + 1BR/1BA 880sf Guest House. Light & Bright main house, new paint inside & out. 1-yr hm warranty! #778250

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Golfer’s Dream! The most beautiful penthouse in Mukilteo. 2-story condo, 3BR+Loft. Located in the heart of Boeing Community, Views of Puget Sound & Olympic Mountains. Gym & Clubhouse. #775742

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Cool, sophisticated, stunning w/50 yard line seats to the best views on Mercer Island. Blue Angels, hydroplanes, sailboats, yachts framed by the Olympic Mtns, Lk WA & Seattle skylines. #784816 Don Samuelson 206-226-8338

5BR/4BA NW Contemporary w/ gorgeous circular drive & covered portico. Impressive two story entrance with vaulted ceilings & walls of windows add to the spaciousness of the main floor. #789873 Julie Green 206-230-5388

2-story well maintained home. Bright spacious flr plan, beautiful red brick patio, lg flat yd w/sweet plum trees & a veggie bed. Open concept kitchen w/gorgeous slab granite counters. #784645 Shelly Zhou 425-802-5667

Ideally located in Lakeview Highlands, this Ralph Anderson designed home is remodeled to perfection! Floor to ceiling windows, impressive chef’s kitchen. 4BR/2.75BA, 2430 +/-SF. #775183 Paula Holtzclaw 206-708-4721

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Lot For Sale on SW End of Street of Established Homes w/Greenbelt to the West. Beautiful, Natural Setting As Lot Extends From North to South, Stream Runs Through South End of Lot. #775235 Galen Hubert 206-778-9787

This impeccably maintained home offers everything you dreamed of. Chef’s kitchen w/ open concept floorplan, formal dining rm, breakfast nook, master bedroom suite offers view of Lk WA, # 793816 Shelly Zhou 425-802-5667

Meticulously maintained home surrounded by majestic fir & cedar trees in the Wilderness Rim community. Roof, carpet, doors, heaters, vinyl storm windows, gutters all recently redone. #784078

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Sunrise Views

$368,000

MI Lot. Price reduced to accommodate partial mitigation setback from stream. Large residential building site in private, established area. Lk & Mt Rainier views. #143651 Janet Scroggs 206-230-5414

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Enjoy the privacy of this timeless 3BR, 3 bath NW Contemporary. Vaulted ceilings and large windows on the main floor living and dining rooms provide abundant light throughout. #789574 Julie Green 206-230-5388

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$235,000

This 2 bed/2 bath end unit at Issaquah Crown Condos with updated modern look has a private balcony overlooking woods w/wildlife and nature trails. Close to all DT Issaquah has to offer! #783069 Koleen Cook 425-233-5500

Greenwater

Newly Listed

$1,685,000

South End

$1,249,000

Move to this fabulous home for summer, northend private site w/amazing view, impressive living rm. Cook's kitchen off of FR lined w/ greenhouse windows. 4 BRS, AC, low maintenance yard #789694 Linda Tsang 206-230-5505

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$199,900

Private drive ends at this cozy 3BR/2.5BA home, master on main. Spacious living areas, open kitchen and large rear deck and patio with a fully fenced backyard. #494945 James R. Shute 206-230-5421

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Your year round recreation oasis waits! Enjoy endless summer & winter fun at this pristine Crystal River Ranch property! 1/2 ac+ this flat, corner lot is close to playground & clubhouse #770312 Carrie Simmons 206-679-7093 Keith McKinney 425-221-8557

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