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The Mountains to Sound Greenway was recently was designated as a National Heritage area. Photo courtesy of Mountains to Sound Greenway

Local gem becomes national treasure

The Mountains to Sound Greenway was recently designated as a National Heritage Area.

 

Mercer Island Half brings out runners, volunteers

Thousands of racers and hundreds of volunteers came together to make the 47th annual event happen.

 

Caruccios are Mercer Island’s 2018 Citizens of the Year

‘The breadth and depth of their support for the people and the culture on this Island is commendable.’

 

Mercer Island celebrates Women’s History Month

The city honored Island pioneers and current leaders with a proclamation.

Mercer Island aims to balance development with environment

Construction on sites with critical areas is becoming more common as real estate values increase.

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.

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.

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.