Katie Metzger

New year, new art at Mercer Island galleries

The Mercer Gallery at the Community and Event Center will also feature new exhibits in 2019.

 

Mercer Island reevaluates policies for city boards, commissions

City recommits to non-partisan appointment process.

 

Mercer Island to develop fiscal sustainability plan

The plan will help the city address its projected multi-million dollar budget deficits.

 

Early World Montessori students walked in the Summer Celebration parade in July 2018. The theme of this year’s event was “Island Vibes.” Katie Metzger/staff photo

Budget challenges dominated 2018 on Mercer Island

But arts, new ideas and community also provided a reason to celebrate.

Early World Montessori students walked in the Summer Celebration parade in July 2018. The theme of this year’s event was “Island Vibes.” Katie Metzger/staff photo

Rates to go up as city of Mercer Island switches garbage contractors

City selects new trash, recycling and compostables hauler for 2019.

“Keep it good and make it better,” Anderl says

Longtime attorney Lisa Anderl appointed to council vacancy.

Inside the lobby at the Google office in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Runner1928

Google, Facebook to pay more than $400,000 to Washington state in campaign finance cases

Both are in the top 10 largest campaign finance recoveries in Washington state history.

Inside the lobby at the Google office in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Runner1928

City of Mercer Island celebrates new safe route to school

New sidewalks and bicycle lanes were constructed on Southeast 40th, near Northwood Elementary.

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.

First key to the city goes to Clibborn

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

Mercer Island City Council passes scaled back budget

The city manager was instructed to look for an additional $1.2 million in cuts.

Mercer Island arts roundup: First Friday, Holiday Show and more

Islanders can view art at the Community Center, downtown galleries and Barrels Wine Bar.

Caruccio’s culinary event center donates 20 Thanksgiving dinners

The meals, assembled by volunteers from a charity league, were given to Youth and Family Services.

Mercer Island Hanukkah events shine a light on Jewish culture

The Festival of Lights, begins this year on the evening of Dec. 2 and concludes the evening of Monday, Dec. 10.

Area legislators to focus on housing policy, funding in 2019 session

Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island) is sponsoring a condo liability reform bill.

Mercer Island tree lot returns

The beloved holiday tradition will be in a new location this year.

Budget talks continue in wake of Prop 1 failure

Cuts are suggested for YFS, fire department, police department and parks department.

UPDATED: Voters rejecting Mercer Island’s Proposition 1

The levy lid lift would continue funding police, fire, parks, safety net services at current levels.

Island Books hits 45-year mark

Store celebrated on Nov. 3 with cake and community.

Islander launches sailing nonprofit

The program aims to help under-served youth apply their educational studies to the art of sailing.