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December 15, 2004     Mercer Island Reporter
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AIO Mercer Island Reporter Wednesday, December 15, 2004 New parks donation program The city's Parks and Recreation said Kristen Bush, executive di- nership for Mercer Island this Department has joined the city rector of the foundation. "We wel- fall. and county parks agencies that come them to the NPF Parks The aflfliation will allow the de- belong to the Northwest Parks Safety Net." pamnent to apply for certain grants Foundation Parks Safety Net Director for the Island Parks that previously weren't possible Program. and Recreation Department, Pete because the city did not have an The foundation is a private Mayer, said, "The Northwest Parks affiliated nonprofit 501(c)3 foun- nonprofit organization created in Foundation has found a truly 'win- dation for tax exemption and re- 2002 in order to support parks win' mechanism for enabling park porting purposes. and recreation facilities through- users and stakeholders to direct- The department is releasing a out Western Washington through ly support their favorite Mercer new, 12-page parks gift catalogue, financial endowments, organiza- Island parks." "Gifts from the Heart" to iden- tional grants and capital projects. The foundation allows donors tify park and recreation needs and "The Mercer Island Parks to direct charitable contributions promote planned giving through Department has one of the finest to a desired park improvement or gifts of cash, property or other park systems in the Northwest acquisition project. The City securities. The catalogue will be and is at the leading edge of park Council adopted a resolution es- available online at www.mi- development and park quality," tablishing a fund through the part- parks.net or by calling 236-3545. City seeks bids for mowing, landscaping The City of Mercer Island has Park at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. The City of Mercer Island will opened a request for proposal (RFP) 29, for all interested contractors, receive proposals in the form of process for cost-effective park mow- Guided tours of each site will be sealed bids until 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. ing and landscape maintenance available at the conclusion of that 7, 2005. Proposals received after services at two Island sites: Luther meeting, the deadline time and date will not Burbank Park and the 1-90 Corridor Copies of the RFP are available be considered. Faxed proposals (East Channel Bridge to West at the Luther Burbank Parkwill not be accepted. Evaluation Channel Bridge). Administrative Budding, 2040 84th of the proposals and their cost el- Contract terms are for one full Ave. S.E or online at www.ci.mer- fectiveness to the City will be made year from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2005, cer-island.wa.us/rfp.asp. The RFP by a special evaluation committee. with a one-year renewal option for contains information on the prepa- The award of a contract will be 2006 at the discretion of the Parks ration and content of the propos- based on the lowest responsive pro- and Recreation director. Interested al, and the scope of services for posal submitted from a responsi- and qualified landscape mainte- each site. The contractor should ble contractor. nance contractors who have suc- submit three copies of the propos- For more information, please cessfully demonstrated their abili- als and any related information to: contact the Mercer Island Parks ty to provide similar services at City of Mercer Island Parks and and Recreation Depamnent at 206- comparable facilities, are invited Recreation Department, Attention: 236-3545 or visit www.miparks.net to submit proposals for one or both Mike Elde, Operations Manager, or via e-mail at miparks@ci.mercer- of the sites. An informational meet- 2040 84th Ave. S.E Mercer Island, island.wa.us. ing will be held at Luther Burbank WA 98040. Serving w w w G 0 R D Y S B B Q . c o m Island Youth Ballet & Children's Dance Conservatory present Excerpts from the NUTCRACKER to be held at Youth Theatre Northwest December 18 2:00 pm December 19 2:00 pm December 20 7:00 pm December 21" 7:00 pm December 22na 7:00 pm & 7:00 pm For tickets and information, call 206.947.7483 i Night after night, He sat and bleared his eyes with books, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ouldbemost content if my children grew up to be the kind of who ink ecoratint consits mostly of building enough bookshe es, Anna Quindlen LITERATURE IS NEWS THAT STAYS NEWS, EZRA POUND What I by reading, I must finish by actinl, Henry David Thoreau im ng Iva'b hoo,br furnish'b mr frm mine onto [i qt mith volumes The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose, Margaret Atwood We r=d to know we = not alone, C,S, Lewis THE BIGGEST CR}TICS OF m)' BOOKS ARE PEOPLE WHO NEVER READ THEm. dACKIE COLLINS 'Life tfiinos ] nee~ to knou~ are in books; my besi[rien is the man oho'll . buy me a book J ain't rea& Abraham incoln IF ~ ENCO~ERA bt~ OF K~E INWELLECT, WE SHOULD ASK HIM b~LRT BOOKS HE READS. K~PH W,~DO EMERSON reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those wlo realty like to study people,is tlat in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiNnl himself, Eleanor Roosevelt ! A book is a version ofthe world. If you do not like it/ nore it: or offer your own version in return. Salman Rushdie I, w~ boog~ that tau!k me & ~he thin!s that tormented me were the ~'er~ thin!~ that i, onnected me with all ihe people who were'ihve, or who ~ve ever been agve, Jimes Nd~ Hcbon slike a sI fler's eb, attached ever so lightly I rhaI,but stxll attached to life at V1r la O01f Literature my Utopia. Helen Keller THE MORE THAT YOU READ, THE MORE THINGS YOU WILL KNOW, THE MORE THAT YOU LEARN, THE MORE PLACES YOU'LL GO, DR, SEUSS Morn than half of modorn eultut dop gnd on what houldn't t ad. 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