Katie Metzger

East Mercer neighbors’ concerns about wetlands, trees resurface

A permit was re-filed for a lot that contains a stream and an “eagle tree.”

 

Sound Transit unveils bus turnaround options for Mercer Island

Islanders will have a chance to comment on their preferred alternative.

 

Photo courtesy of Roxanne Helleren 
                                Left to right, Bob Howell, Al Smallman, Alexander Raffetto, Johnny Therrell, John Kneepkens and Bob Welsh are planning to build a bird sanctuary on the Covenant Shores campus as part of an Eagle Scout project.

Mercer Island Boy Scout to build bird sanctuary

The 15-year-old will complete the project with the help of older Eagle Scouts.

 

Women in law enforcement take the lead

King County’s female police chiefs outline their career paths.

Global chef visits local retirement community on Mercer Island

Australian chef Steve Laybourn prepared kangaroo and alligator for the residents.

Ellis Pond is one of Mercer Island’s critical areas. The city’s critical areas code and shoreline master program are due for a review. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Mercer Island’s review of critical areas wraps up

The city is also updating its shoreline master program.

Ellis Pond is one of Mercer Island’s critical areas. The city’s critical areas code and shoreline master program are due for a review. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Freezin’ for a reason | Polar Plunge supports Special Olympics Washington

The event raised more than $160,ooo, with major contributions coming from law enforcement agencies.

Cantwell, DelBene lead rally for national conservation, recreation program

The legislation has now been passed by the Senate and House, and is headed to the president’s desk.

Beavers are active in Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Park

The city is working to protect both the beaver’s habitat and trees along the shoreline.

Islander recalls filming ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Meredythe Glass was an extra in the 1939 film, and is possibly the last surviving cast member.

Mercer Island Half is March 24

The event also features a 10K, 5K and Kids’ Dash.

Thai makes history as Washington’s first refugee legislator

The 41st district Democrat is an advocate for education and underrepresented communities.

Mercer Island prepares for weekend winter storm

City facilities are closing early and events have been cancelled, including the MIYFS Breakfast.

Mercer Island City Council lays out goals for 2019

Budget reductions are the first item on the work plan for the next two years.

Mercer Island Preschool Association wins 2019 MIYFS Philanthropy Award

MIPA has a strong partnership with the city, raising thousands each year for preschool scholarships.

Aubrey Davis Park traverses the north end of Mercer Island, with parts of it located on a lid above Interstate 90. File photo

Islanders weigh in on Aubrey Davis Park plan

The draft vision emphasizes accessibility and inclusivity for a variety of users.

Aubrey Davis Park traverses the north end of Mercer Island, with parts of it located on a lid above Interstate 90. File photo
‘Defense Ninjas’ instructor Fauzia Lala and COO Kate Warady demonstrate how to break a wrist grab in a workout room at Redmond’s DaVinci Academy on Jan. 15. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Women become ninjas in local self defense classes

Instructor and Mercer Island resident Fauzia Lala aims to empower women to protect themselves.

‘Defense Ninjas’ instructor Fauzia Lala and COO Kate Warady demonstrate how to break a wrist grab in a workout room at Redmond’s DaVinci Academy on Jan. 15. Katie Metzger/staff photo

New ‘community facilities’ zone moves forward

After several community meetings, the Planning Commission will review the draft this week.

See artists ‘in action’ on Mercer Island

Northwest Artists in Action will host a second pop-up demonstration on Feb. 2.

New councilmember sworn in to serve Mercer Island community

Lisa Anderl took her oath of office on Jan. 15.