Katie Metzger

Group questions Mercer Island City Council candidate’s education credentials

This story was updated on at 5:40 p.m. on Nov. 1 to reflect continued conversations with Joy Langley and Cornell’s office of media relations. According… Continue reading

Renowned Dance for PD program comes to Mercer Island

For people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the effort to initiate movement can be difficult, even “superhuman,” said Islander Marsha Karr. But she has found some… Continue reading

Mercer Island Council, School Board seek collaboration, input on financial challenges

The Mercer Island City Council and School Board of Directors held their annual joint meeting on Oct. 26, discussing their distinct budgeting issues while trying… Continue reading

Owner submits demolition permit for Mercer Island’s historic East Seattle School

A permit has been submitted for the demolition of the old East Seattle School, a fixture in the community since 1914. The building served as… Continue reading

Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk

Despite the wet weather, a “gourd” time was had by all at Mercer Island’s second annual Pumpkin Walk on Oct. 21. Participants — mostly wearing… Continue reading

Mercer Island Marine Patrol helps capsized kayakers

Traffic was backed up on eastbound Interstate 90 between Mercer Island and Seattle after a canoe capsized along the south side of the bridge on… Continue reading

School Board, City Council candidates debate at Mercer Island Beach Club

After Mercer Island School Board candidates Deborah Schneider Lurie and Brian Giannini Upton described their similar beliefs in the importance of equity and diversity in… Continue reading

Mercer Islander becomes ‘pilgrim au pain’

Washington women welcome visitors to France with bread baking classes.

City of Mercer Island, MICA pause to explore all options for arts center

The city of Mercer Island requested that Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) consider delaying the upcoming public hearing and accompanying legislative review process… Continue reading

Concurrency plan brings up questions on Mercer Island Town Center traffic

Parking in downtown Mercer Island has been a recurring topic at City Council meetings for years, but at last week’s meeting, some members called for… Continue reading

Mercer Islander interns with student leaders program

Last summer, Bank of America helped five students with investing – in their futures, that is. Mercer Island’s own Rachel Coskey, along with Seattle-area’s Grace… Continue reading

Volunteers needed for Mercer Island’s 2nd annual Pumpkin Walk

Several Islanders are hard at work planning for the second annual Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk, set for 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 21. On that evening,… Continue reading

Dahlias bring color, community to Covenant Shores campus

A dahlia farmer who used to sell bouquets for $1 per bunch now gives them away for free to residents of Covenant Shores, a retirement… Continue reading

Mercer Island City Council candidates debate transportation, finances at Chamber forum

Mercer Island City Council candidates shared their ideas on how to improve the city’s transit options, business climate and financial standing, among other issues, at… Continue reading

Mercer Island galleries gear up for First Friday art walk | Arts briefs

Galleries gear up for First Friday art walk Mercer Island’s downtown galleries will have interesting art, paired with wine and food, at their First Friday… Continue reading

Union workers striking on Mercer Island reach agreement with employer | Update

About 70 Mercer Island workers were on strike for more than a month, peacefully picketing and chanting near Island Corporate Center on Southeast 24th Street… Continue reading

Mercer Island Council adopts new residential code

After a nearly year long public process launched by the Mercer Island Planning Commission and City Council, the council adopted updates to the city’s residential… Continue reading

Caruccio’s opens on Mercer Island after 18 months of dreaming, planning

Lisa Caruccio signed her “love letter to the community” with a flourish on Sept. 14, hosting a grand opening for her new culinary event center,… Continue reading

Sheriff candidates debate discipline, management at Mercer Island Rotary

“Accountability” was the buzzword of the day as King County Sheriff candidates John Urquhart and Mitzi Johanknecht exchanged ideas for improving the county’s 13th largest… Continue reading

Mercer Island Chamber gathers community with wine, art, music

The city and Chamber of Commerce shut down the streets in downtown Mercer Island once a year to host an event where people can drink… Continue reading