Katie Metzger

SIFF to feature Islander’s documentary ‘Crazywise’

Islander Phil Borges has always been interested in telling stories. From a student interviewing people on the streets in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district to a… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s Run Like a Girl celebrates female fitness and fun

Fitness aficionados ran through Luther Burbank Park on May 13 for Mercer Island’s annual Run Like a Girl 5K, celebrating female fitness for all ages.… Continue reading

Mercer Island Chamber members learn social media strategies

Social media marketing specialist Blake Messer spoke to the Chamber of Commerce on April 4 about how to use technology, including Facebook, search engine optimization… Continue reading

Mercer Island businesswoman releases new book

For Keiko Kay Hirai, owner of Studio 904 on Mercer Island, running a business has always been more about passion than profit. She believes that… Continue reading

5,000 miles for $5,000 | Paracle uses Bike Month to benefit Mercer Island Youth and Family Services

May is Bike Everywhere Month, celebrated across the Puget Sound area, and local company Paracle Advisors is using that to support the Mercer Island community.… Continue reading

Mercer Island New Seasons offers “talk and shop” nutrition consults

Mercer Island’s newest grocery store, New Seasons Market, offers a lot of resources for improving wellness, navigating specialized diets and eating healthfully, including a full-time,… Continue reading

Mercer Island Visual Arts League to feature garden photos in May

The Mercer Island Visual Arts League’s opening reception next week will feature a new exhibit, “Garden of Eden,” the art of the winners of MIVAL’s… Continue reading

City Council and School Board discuss how to serve Mercer Island youth

In a joint meeting that began with a review of the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey results and ended with the exploration of a possible levy… Continue reading

Breakfast of Champions raises $583,665 for Mercer Island schools

The Mercer Island Schools Foundation raised $583,665 at the annual Breakfast of Champions on April 25, in front of what Mercer Island School District Superintendent… Continue reading

Mercer Island revises Island Crest Park project; will turf north outfield

After bids for a project to install new turf and lights on the south field at Island Crest Park came in much higher than expected,… Continue reading

Healing through heeling | Gratitude Sailing gives back

Stephen Lamson and Andy Maloof have been friends since they played football for Mercer Island’s two rival junior high schools. They both grew up sailing… Continue reading

Bartell Drugs studies site in Mercer Island Town Center

The Design Commission held a study session with an architect for Bartell Drugs on April 12 to help conduct a feasibility study for purchase of… Continue reading

Mercer Island businesses to host Earth Day recycling event | Business briefs

Businesses to host recycling event on Earth Day Mary Lee and Associates with Keller Williams Luxury Homes International and New Seasons Market are hosting a… Continue reading

Two MIHS sophomores organize coding competition

Mercer Island High School sophomores Alan Bi and Chris Elliott independently organized the school’s first coding competition on April 1, bringing more than 100 Puget… Continue reading

I-90 lawsuit results in setback for Mercer Island

In an April 7 King County Superior Court hearing, Judge Beth Andrus ruled in favor of Sound Transit in one of the lawsuits regarding Interstate… Continue reading

Famous fido meets fans on Mercer Island

Mercer Island’s MercyVet organized a book signing for two authors, Alexandra Day and Tracy Weber, on April 14. Both live in Seattle, and write books… Continue reading

Mercer Island City Council, School Board to meet April 20 | City briefs

Council approves crosswalk at 32nd Street on Island Crest Way At its April 3 meeting, the Mercer Island City Council approved a $341,574 project to… Continue reading

MIPA’s 51st annual Circus is April 22

One of Mercer Island’s most anticipated and beloved events, MIPA’s Circus, is coming up on April 22. MIPA [Mercer Island Preschool Association] is celebrating the… Continue reading

Transportation reports identify no new impacts, loss of mobility to Mercer Island

On April 5, the city of Mercer Island was notified that Sound Transit and the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) had published a State… Continue reading

King County Prosecutor discusses criminal justice reforms with Mercer Island Chamber

At their April 6 meeting, Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce members learned how their tax dollars are spent — and saved — on criminal justice.… Continue reading