I hope you enjoyed our glorious sunshine this past weekend! Our Island looks so beautiful with all the flowers in bloom. Properties here continue to sell for incredible prices-it’s an ideal time to buy!
Changing the subject, I just noticed in the Obituary section of the paper that Tuk Tada passed away. You may recall that he was the manager of the South End QFC for many years. He was such an outstanding manager, so caring and willing to help with whatever was needed. Once when my son was quite young, I sent him to the store to buy something-and he was upset because he had lost the money on the way up there. Tuk, who knew him by name, said “That’s all right, just have your mom bring the money when she comes up here.” Everyone in the South end knew him, and appreciated how well he ran the store. My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.
Incidentally, one of the many perks of living on the Island is that we do get to know our merchants, and we try to support them whenever we can. Our “Third Thursday Art Walks” are an enjoyable way to get out in the evening and visit with our fellow Islanders, while supporting our merchants at the same time.
Mercer Island is in the process of updating its “Shoreline Master Program” for properties within 200 feet of Lake Washington, regarding docks, bulkheads, protection and restoration of the shoreline’s natural resources and public access. The City is actively seeking input from citizens. Last week an open house for citizen input on the subject was held at the Mercer Island Community Center.
We are so fortunate to have a chance to participate in matters that affect us all. Needless to say, I love living here. If you are thinking of moving to our beautiful Island, please call, text, or email me and I’ll be happy to tell-and show you-all the wonderful things about our Mercer Island lifestyle. I look forward to hearing from you!