Katie Metzger

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.

 

Mercer Island invests in code compliance

The city added staff capacity and did a major code update to address residents’ concerns.

New artists to display work at and after Mercer Island’s First Friday art walk

Island galleries will showcase paintings, mixed media art and more in November.

Mercer Island celebrates start of tree planting season with Arbor Day

Volunteers planted more than 1,200 trees and natives at the city’s event.

Zelda Shirk, a junior at Redmond High School, speaks at Hopelink’s Reaching Out luncheon on Oct. 15 with her parents and event co-chairs, Jeff and Lynette Shirk. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Hopelink clients, benefactors and advocates share stories at 23rd annual Reaching Out luncheon

The organization has helped families out of poverty and into more stable situations since 1971.

Zelda Shirk, a junior at Redmond High School, speaks at Hopelink’s Reaching Out luncheon on Oct. 15 with her parents and event co-chairs, Jeff and Lynette Shirk. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Renowned celloist to perform on the Island

Kate Kayaian will give a solo concert on Oct. 27 at the SJCC.

Fact check: Prop 1

Vetting statements regarding Proposition 1

‘Technologist and philanthropist’ Paul Allen dies at 65

The Microsoft co-founder and Seahawks owner died from cancer on Monday.

Proposed commuter parking and mixed-use project receives nine submissions

Council will review top finalists on Nov. 15.

Mercer Island native studies to become master sommelier

Tyler Alden aims to be one of 273 people worldwide to hold distinction in wine, beverage service.

Mercer Island Rotary Club launches Music Mends Minds program

The goal is to help seniors with cognitive decline find community through music.

Mercer Island galleries debut new art at First Friday

Islanders enjoyed paintings, wine and conversation at the event.

Mercer Island City Council updates transportation, zoning codes

Many of the changes came in the form of Comprehensive Plan amendments.

Pro and con groups to weigh in on Mercer Island levy at upcoming forums

The Chamber, Beach Club, PTA and more hope to inform Islanders on November ballot measure.

Mercer Island City Council member Tom Acker steps down, citing health and family

The council will soon begin an appointment process for Acker’s replacement.

Covenant Shores celebrates 40 years on Mercer Island

The lakefront retirement community offers a unique lifestyle.

Mercer Island City Council votes to endorse I-631

The initiative would enact a carbon emissions fee on large emitters.

MIYFS to celebrate 30 years by sharing 30 stories

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services to share anecdotes at its Annual Breakfast on Feb. 13, 2019.