Katie Metzger

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.

A revived Mercer Island Historical Society opens up the past

The group plans to digitize past issues of the Reporter and more.

New endowment at UW to continue legacy of Islanders Aubrey, Henrietta Davis

Former Mercer Island mayor’s children honor his commitment to “knowledge, excellence and altruism.”

Play at Mercer Island High School sets stage for sexual assault conversation

The student actors in ‘Good Kids,’ based on the 2012 Steubenville rape case, want to start a dialogue.

Mercer Island City Council mulls first/last mile solutions with Metro

City continues to explore ways to spend $10 million Sound Transit settlement.

Lakeridge students petition council to ban styrofoam on Mercer Island

As community re-focuses on sustainability, young activists are getting involved.

Agenda set for Mercer Island City Council’s planning session

Council and city staff will set goals, review issues and discuss good governance on Jan. 26-27.

Levy committee encourages Islanders to vote to ‘keep schools strong’

The four-year renewal levy would continue local levy funding for Mercer Island schools through 2022.

MIYFS announces Orthodontic Associates of Mercer Island as philanthropy award winner

Owner Dr. Kara McCulloch will be honored at the MIYFS annual breakfast on Feb. 7.

Mercer Island legislator plans to pass equal pay law this year

Rep. Tana Senn’s bill aiming to address the gender pay gap is off to a fast start.

With innovative relaxation technology, Spa Celeste opens on Mercer Island

The non-traditional spa features the Seattle area’s first “Blu Room.”

MI Athletic Club announced as 2017 business of the year

Ginny Pietila, founder/owner of ‘Mercer Island’s premier athletic club,’ received the award on Jan. 11.

Mercer Island celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

City proclaims Jan. 15 as MLK Day, with the help of community groups dedicated to inclusivity.

Passing the gavel: Mercer Island City Council selects Debbie Bertlin as mayor

Salim Nice will serve as deputy mayor, as the city appoints new leadership for 2018-19.

New Sano Cafe to open on Mercer Island this month

The new eatery in the old Roberto’s location will feature healthful food, from salads to smoothies.

Islanders share study abroad experiences from Russia, China, India

Two college juniors return to the U.S. after studying business and culture in BRIC countries.

Year in Review: Mercer Island sees major changes locally and nationally

2017 brought a new city manager, schools superintendent, residential code, I-90 lawsuit and more.