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s I a ._I ('0 The Mercer Island Open Space Conservancy Trust will meet at 7:30 pm. on Thursday, Jan. 15 in Room A7 of the Community Center at Mercer View. The agenda includes ravine overlook restoration report, utility cor— ridor project report, and trust project priority format. The Design Commission meeting scheduled for tonight, Jan. 14 has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items. The commission will next meet on Wednesday, I an. 28. To Latia and Mark Daquila, a boy, was born Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Overlake Hospital Medical Center. To June Vandenbroek, a boy, was born Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Overlake Hospital Medical Center. To Terry and Russ Peterson, 21 girl, was born Monday, Dec. 29 at Overlake Hospital Medical Center. Call 453-4240 for circulation services. W Meroerwood Shore Club Currently accepting new membership M50 applications. Fitness, pool, beachfront, & moorage. 232-1622 Car Prowl On Jan. 10 three cars in the North Mercer Park and Ride Lot were bur- . glarized sometime between 9:45 am. and 1:15 pm. The thieves broke win- dows on all three cars but nothing was stolen. Assault A Bellevue woman allegedly as— saulted a customer at the south end QFC on the morning of Jan. 10 then fled in a car. Police stopped the woman at the corner of Island Crest Way and S.E. 40th Street. She was arrested and booked into King County Jail. Car Theft. A van parked in lot behind Tony Maroni’s Pizza was reported stolen between the hours of 8:30 pm. on Jan 8 and 9 am. on Jan 9. The van con- tained two commercial lawn mowers, two weed whackers, a leaf blower and several other lawn maintenance tools. The victim suspects that a former em~ ployee may have stolen the van. Hit and run An Island resident reported that an unknown person “savagely” ran over a city-owned maple tree at the comer of 80th Avenue S.E. and S.E. 27th Street. The incident occurred some- time between 1—1:45 pm. on Jan 7. Burglary An Island resident in an unknown location reported a burglary on Jan. 5. The victim had left the home to pick up her children and returned home 25 minutes later. One of the children heard an unknown person slam the back door and flee the scene. Police were unable to locate the suspect. School District conducts student screening The Mercer Island School District is conducting screenings to locate, evaluate and identify preschool students with sus- pected disabilities who live on the Island and who are not currently receiving special ed- ucation services. v The purpose is to identify weakness in vision, hearing, motor coordination, and/or developing leaming and language skills that may affect a child’s success in school. 422634 0114 We carry a selection of fine Crnbtree ér Evelyn® products. llN IPIROGRESS 5 m0") 0 ofiu e A Holiday decorations, ethnic clothes & shoes, beads, and more! 9- 3016 78th Ave SE Mercer Island. WA 98040 $06) 232-8121 pen 7 Days Islanders with children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old may schedule a screening session for Saturday, Jan. 31 by calling the school district. Instructional Support Services Department at 236-3329. Parents of children up to age 3 or of school-age children are also invited to call 236-3329 to request an appointment to discuss their concerns. Grand Opening!!! Open 11 a.m.-3 pm. Fridays Next To Seafirst Mercer Island 232-3124 422629 0107 Dr. Giacomo Pirzio—Biroli Dr. Giacomo Pirzio-Biroli died qui- etly Wednesday, Jan. 7. He died the way he lived, with dignity and strength. Born on June 1, 1920, in Rome, Dr. Pirzio-Biroli was brought up there and at his family home, Brazza, in northern Italy. He was trained as a cavalry of- ficer in the king’s army, later trans,— ferred to tanks operating in North Africa After his escape from French prisoner- of—war camp in Algeria, he returned to Italy where he assisted the British army in training Italians to use British ar— tillery. Later he was parachuted by the 055 into northern Italy to assist the partisans. Dr. Pirzio-Biroli came to America in 1946 to pursue his studies in medi- cine at Johns Hopkins University. After his internship there, he and his wife Jan, came to Seattle for further training. Although he had never held a hammer, in 1954 he added two rooms to the home they had purchased on Mercer Island. Eventually they expanded it to make a larger home for the family. A founding physician of Overlake Hospital, his specialty was internal medicine with sub-specialties in hema- tology and oncology. He was known as a knowledgeable, loving physician, caring more for the comfort of his pa- tients than for his profit. He had the Buying Old Coin Silver Dollars, All Gold Coins, All Silver Coins, Foreign Coins/Paper Money FREE Appraisals Pennies Postage, Inc 7605 SE 27th ST. Mercer Island, 232-2560 WM am Restaurant/Deli/Bakery Olympic Gold Medal Winning Chef CORPORATE - RESIDENTIAL 7 Days a Week 0 BREAKFASTS - BOXED LUNCHES - HORS D'OEUVRES 0 DINNERS 0 DESSERTS/BAKERY 0 LUNCHES 0 BUFFETS ' FINE WINES 0 MEETINGS 0 ESPRESSO 0 BBQ - BRUNCHES 0 MICRO BEERS Featuring Award Winning Java Trading Co. 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Dr. Pirzio~Biroli is survived by his wife, Ian; his son Andrea, and wife Jeany and their son Alex; and by his daughter Lucia and her husband Michele Marquardi. His brother Detalmo and sister Marina remain in Europe with their families. A private service will be held by members of his immediate family. His ashes will be taken to Brazza for bur— ial beside his mother. For the many people who wish to celebrate his life, they may bring their fondest memo- ries to a drop—in reception at the UW Center for Urban Horticulture, 3501 NE. 41st St., from 2 to 5 pm. on Saturday, Jan. 17. Gifts in his memory to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1620 McElderry Street, Room 1108, Baltimore, Md. 21205, will be greatly appreciated. Wednesday, January 14, 1998 A5 Helen Christine Bartlett Helen Christine Bartlett, 92, died at Providence Hospital, Centralia ear- ly on Thursday, Jan. 8. Mrs. Bartlett was born in New York City on Nov. 30. 1905. After leaving school at age 14 she became a telephone operator in New York City, eventually becoming chief operator before retiring after 47 years of continuous service with the New York Telephone Company. She married Andrew Thomas Tivnan when she was 16 and had one son, Thomas Andrew Tivnan, who became a long—time resident and school teacher/administrator on Mercer Island. Her husband died in 1936 and she subsequently mam'ed George Bartlett, a New York City police officer who died in 1969. In 1971 she retired and moved to Renton, Wash. then to Mercer Island in 1980 where she was active at the Senior Center. In 1994 she moved to Centralia to be near her family which had moved to the Centralia area. She was a mem- ber of the Telephone Pioneers and the New York Police Wives Association. Mrs. Bartlett is survived by her daughter—in-law, Margaret Tivnan of Centralia; grandchildren, Thomas G. Tivnan of Mercer Island, James F. Tivnan of Centralia, Margaret H. Keck of Rickreall, Ore. and Georgia B. Welty of Centralia. She is also survived by 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Services were held Saturday, Jan. 10 in Centralia. Intemment will be in the Flushing Cemetery, Flushing, New York. NATURAL STONE & TILE CO INC. 236-7544 2856 80th Ave SE, Suite 101 Mercer Island (next to Seafirst) HSZHJIIO SLATE - SLAB - MARBLE o GRANITE LIMESTONE - CERAMIC TILE 1M! EXCEPTIONAL SAVINGS —' Plus $ 300 in FREE Travelers Cwues! ' Mazatlan Celebrity, Crystal, Cunard, Norwegian Cruise Line, Holland America, Princess. Renaissance, Seabourn, Radisson Seven Seas, Windstar, ‘ American Hawaiian Cruises Must book by March 31, 1998 Some restrictions apply TRAVEL PROFESSIONALS 236-0990 IW 3051 78TH Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040 Give The Gift of Massage ILC. 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