Katie Metzger

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

Mercer Island City Council plans to adopt residential code this month

A skim through the latest draft of Mercer Island’s residential development standards reveals that most of the rules for building and remodeling homes have been… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s annual Art Uncorked event returns Friday

Join fellow wine, art, music and food lovers at Mercer Island’s fourth annual Art Uncorked on Friday in the Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Gallery. The… Continue reading

See new collections at Mercer Island’s First Friday art walk

SZ Gallery and Clarke and Clarke Art and Artifacts will host their First Friday art and wine events from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 1. Clarke… Continue reading

MIHS girls’ volleyball team bonds by building bikes

Mercer Island High School volleyball players had a special bonding and leadership training experience planned on Aug. 25, after a long week of tryouts and… Continue reading

Caruccio’s to open on Mercer Island

A new business that combines hospitality and artistic cuisine is opening its doors this week on Mercer Island. Caruccio’s, a cutting edge culinary event center… Continue reading

Mercer Island School Board to host public budget hearing

The Mercer Island School Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the 2017-18 district budget at 6 p.m. on Aug. 24. The proposed… Continue reading

Mercer Island educators, school board reach tentative agreement following protests

Members and supporters of the Mercer Island Education Association held several rallies before the Aug. 17 School Board meeting to send a message: teachers will… Continue reading

Council rejects most commuter parking options, including 77th Avenue restriping

After discussing short-term commuter parking options provided by Sound Transit and city staff at the Aug. 7 meeting, the Mercer Island City Council concluded that… Continue reading

Original Mercer Islander celebrates her 100th birthday

The oldest living original Islander celebrated her 100th birthday on Aug. 8. Ruth Mary Close was brought to Mercer Island after her birth in 1917,… Continue reading

New Mercer Island superintendent gears up for school year

Getting the job as superintendent of Mercer Island School District represents a sort of homecoming for Donna Colosky, who grew up near Vancouver, B.C. She… Continue reading

Blue Angels fly over Mercer Island during smoky Seafair

The Seattle area was covered with a blanket of smoke, caused by wildfires in Canada, during Seafair Weekend, but it didn’t stop the traditional activities… Continue reading

Fit family | Three generations compete in Seafair Triathlon

Longtime Mercer Island resident Tom Robertson, 75, and his granddaughter McKenna Halter, 5, were the oldest and youngest competitors in the Seafair Triathlon on July… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s Adventure Playground inspires creativity in construction

Nestled in the forest of Deane’s Children’s Park is a one-of-a-kind play area that allows kids to create their own adventure. At Mercer Island’s Adventure… Continue reading

Islander’s interview with defense secretary goes viral

After interviewing U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Memorial Day, two student reporters from Mercer Island High School’s Islander newspaper have experienced life on the… Continue reading

City to engage Mercer Island public on budget challenges

City Manager Julie Underwood and Finance Director Chip Corder will soon be reaching out to the public to figure out how to address upcoming deficits… Continue reading

Mercer Island parks department struggles to keep up with rising costs in open space management

According to the open space vegetation management biennium report, which the Mercer Island City Council reviewed at its July 17 meeting, the budget allocated for… Continue reading