Katie Metzger

With renewed focus on sustainability, Mercer Island hosts Leap for Green Fair

The annual event started in 2008, as a celebration of Earth Day.

Mercer Island moves forward to address budget deficits

Citizen advisory group recommends levy lid lift, cost-cutting measures.

Mercer Island businesses ask to be included in city goals

The city council approved its 2018-2019 priorities on April 3.

Celebrate spring at Mercer Island’s First Friday art walk

Downtown galleries are presenting whimsical art on April 6, from gnomes to floral arrangements.

Mercer Island’s Groveland Beach may close for summer repairs

The city will spend almost $1 million on improvements if a project bid is approved.

Mercer Island launches pilot rideshare program

The goal is to improve access to transit for Island commuters.

MI Funny Farm welcomes baby pony

Zara, who arrived mid-March, is the first foal to be born on the Mercer Island equestrian property.

Rose Parade prep begins now for Mercer Island High School band

The band will host a kick-off celebration on March 29.

Mercer Island community hosts ‘homecoming’ for baseball team

The MIHS team can finally play on its home field after the re-opening of Island Crest Park.

Mercer Island Rep. Judy Clibborn announces retirement from legislature

Clibborn will not run for re-election to her seat in the 41st district in 2018.

Mercer Island proclaims March as Women’s History Month

The proclamation also recognizes International Women’s Day on March 8.

Mercer Island City Council lays out goals for 2018

The draft priorities include mobility, the budget, sustainability and the arts.

Mercer Island Center for the Arts plans to ‘reset’ with new director

MICA drew a large crowd to a Mercer Island City Council meeting when it presented its next steps.

Invisible illnesses: Islander shares her story to raise awareness about eating disorders

National Eating Disorder Week is Feb. 26 to March 4.

Returns show voters approving Mercer Island school levy | Update

Replacement educational maintenance and operations measure passed with 71.7 percent of the vote.

Island orchestra students perform Disney classics and beyond

Songs from “Small World” to “Star Wars” were featured at the Disney and Dessert fundraising concert.

Mercer Island’s Auto Spa welcomes new owner

Suzanne Skone recently sold the business to Brandon Santos, who has managed it since 2006.

Assessor urges eligible homeowners to seek relief from property tax increases

The average property tax increase will be 18.18 percent on Mercer Island.

Mercer Island mayor proclaims February as African American History Month

The city proclamation encourages dialogue and a shared commitment to action.

Islanders gather to give back to MIYFS at annual breakfast

The fundraising event brought in $215,000 on Feb. 7 for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services.