Mercer Island Rotary announces December students of the month

Katheryn Parkinson and Scott McLellan are recognized for their leadership.

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The Mercer Island chapter of NYLM collected a total of 6,840 items for YFS. From left: Gabe Gottesman (MIHS freshman), Augie Byers (MIHS sophomore), Halen Otte (MIHS freshman), Ian Phan (MIHS sophomore), Harry Brown (MIHS sophomore) and Conner Blumenthal (MIHS sophomore). Photo courtesy of Daniel Hankes

NYLM collects 456 bags of groceries for Youth and Family Services

The Mercer Island chapter of NYLM collected a total of 6,840 items for YFS.

Lisa Anderl appointed to fill Mercer Island City Council vacancy

Anderl, one of the 12 applicants for the position, will be sworn in by the end of the year.

Mary Lynn Pannen, founder and CEO of Sound Options, has consulted thousands of Washington families on geriatric care for 30 years. Photo courtesy of Sound Options.

Elder abuse cases are on the rise in Washington

Local agencies and geriatric care managers aim to increase public awareness about the epidemic.

The King County Courthouse. File photo

King County Council Acknowledges Report on Juvenile Solitary Confinement

Report also says youth of color face a disproportionate amount of disciplinary measures

From left, Mercer Island School Board director Deborah Lurie, Mercer Island Schools Foundation (MISF) board member Tema Burkey, MISF development director Tammy Shoop, School Board president Tracy Drinkwater, Superintendent Donna Colosky, school board director David D’Souza and school board vice president Ralph Jorgenson pose for a photo after MISF presented a $600,000 check to the school board. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District

Foundation gives $600K to school district

Total contribution for year is more than $1 million

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Sky’s the limit with this lakefront getaway property

Engel & Völkers Seattle partner with pioneer Lake McMurray family to offer stunning acreage

Mercer Island Islanders junior Adam Parker, left, looks for a teammate to pass to against the Juanita Rebels. Parker finished with a team-high 20 points against the Juanita Rebels on Dec. 11. The Islanders defeated the Rebels 56-49. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Islanders display grittiness in victory against the Rebels

Mercer Island hits clutch shots down the stretch against Juanita.

The Mercer Island Flames U-11 girls soccer team won the Washington Youth Soccer Regional Recreational Cup on Dec. 2. The Flames finished the 2018 season with an undefeated record of 16-0. Members of the Flame roster included Sophia Kinkead, Sabina Leveque, Scout Bates, Quincey Eskridge, Ciela Turner, Ashlyn Belden, Avery Oliver, Mia Sung, Chloe Mar, Bryanna Denmarsh, Amelie Swift, Gianna Tubach, Elianna Weiss and Cate Thomas. The team was coached by David Tubach, Adam Kinkead and Scott Weiss. Photo courtesy of David Tubach

Flame earn a coveted title on the soccer pitch

Local soccer team finishes the 2018 season with a 16-0 overall record.

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Mercer Island Islanders senior swimmer James Richardson (pictured) captured first place in the 100 fly and 100 back at the Class 3A state swim and dive meet during his junior season. Richardson wants to lead his team to a Class 3A state championship in February of 2019 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Scott Richardson

Richardson is a rising star in the pool

Mercer Island senior is striving to lead his team to a state title.

Perfection in dual meets was attained during the 2017 season for the Islanders boys swim team in KingCo contests in the pool.
                                The Islanders picked up where they left off last season, cruising to a 105-55 win in the season opener against the Bellevue Wolverines on Nov. 29. The Islanders swim program has now won eight consecutive KingCo dual swim meets since the 2017-18 season. Mercer Island has a wealth of experience returning to the varsity roster during the 2018-19 season. Alex Edwards, Daniel Gao, Jake Headrick, Evan Hill, Gabriel Neale, John Novak, Collin Rallston, James Richardson, Killian Riley, Nate Robinson, Ethan Schwartz and Kieran Watson were all on the varsity roster last season and return this year. Islanders athletes capturing first place against Bellevue in their respective events consisted of Justin Robinson (500 free, 50 free, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay), Schwartz (100 free, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay, 100 back), Rallston (200 medley relay, 200 free relay, 200 IM), Riley (200 free relay, 400 free relay), Carter Whipple (200 medley relay, 200 free relay), Connor Hanson (200 free relay) and John Novak (400 free relay). Photo courtesy of Scott Richardson

Islanders conquer rival in the pool

Mercer Island swim team defeats Bellevue in season opener.

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News

State Supreme Court strikes down I-27; King County will pursue safe consumption sites

State Supreme Court strikes down I-27; King County will pursue safe consumption sites

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First key to the city goes to Clibborn

Mercer Island celebrated the retirement of longtime legislator, transportation leader Judy Clibborn.

 

Bulletin Board

Mercer Island hires new director of parks and recreation

Jessi Bon, an Island resident who led the parks department in Sammamish, will start on Aug. 1.

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Train Derailment Results in Urgent Plea for Blood Donors

Emergency making huge demands on community supply.

 

AG Ferguson, Amazon sue over “get rich quick” scam

Customers promised easy income, but got empty promises instead.

 

WSDOT releases Gray Notebook 67

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Sports
Mercer Island Islanders seniors Stew Vassau, left, and Donnie Howard, right, signed their letters of committment on Nov. 19 to continue their lacrosse careers at the collegiate level. Vassau will play lacrosse for the University of Utah and Howard will continue his lacrosse career at Boston University. Mercer Island boys lacrosse head coach Ian O’Hearn, center, is pictured with his two collegiate bound players. Photo courtesy of Don Howard

Howard, Vassau sign on the dotted line

Mercer Island Islanders seniors Stew Vassau, left, and Donnie Howard, right, signed their letters of committment on Nov. 19 to Continue reading...

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Life
(Left to right) Julie Hamp, Andy Hamp, Sue Hamp and Sue Anderson provide musical entertainment at the 2017 Firehouse Munch. This year, the Barrelhouse Gang will offer New Orleans-style swing jazz. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Mercer Island brings diverse holidays to Firehouse Munch

The annual Firehouse Munch will take place after the city’s Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 7.

 

Marketplace

Crossroads celebrates the giving season with community

Bellevue center launches month of special events and opportunities to give back

 

Boosting community on Mercer Island can be THIS easy!

Mercer Island Community Fund grants support Island events and programs

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Here’s a twist on the usual holiday party: Are you up for the challenge?

These games put the fun in friendly competition!

 

Not everyone feels celebratory at the holidays. Remember, it’s okay to take some time and space for yourself, or to ask for help.

Are the Holidays too Much? Tips to Manage Stress this Holiday Season

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Northwest

Safeco Field funding referendum withdrawn

The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.

 

Shortest ever ‘Obamacare’ enrollment period starts Nov. 1

The Trump administration slashes the time frame to sign up for insurance.