Katie Metzger

Mercer Island Chamber celebrates the arts at holiday party with gift sale, carols

The Island business community ended 2017 with a celebration and collaborations with MIVAL, MIHS.

Mercer Island considers ridesharing as mobility solution

Lyft, Uber make pitches for pilot projects to help with the first-last mile connection.

Mercer Island mastermind of state’s biggest Ponzi scheme escapes from prison

Frederick Darren Berg had been indicted for fraud in 2012.

Mercer Island elementary, high school students show off Spanish skills

The district’s elementary world language program is now in its second year.

Mercer Island High School student raises $16,000 for hurricane relief

Albert Lam was inspired to plan a pencil fundraiser for the Red Cross after Hurricane Harvey hit.

Mercer Island retirement community names new director

A Pacific Northwest native is coming home to work at Covenant Shores, as the Mercer Island retirement community’s new executive director. Bob Howell went to… Continue reading

Mercer Island representatives discuss legislative priorities | Update

The council met with the 41st District delegation on Nov. 28 at City Hall.

Mercer Island residents rally to save eagle tree

Neighbors are concerned about the environmental and safety impacts of a planned residential project.

Mercer Island’s Aubrey Davis Park master planning process begins

The 80-acre facility was developed for recreation and transportation during the expansion of I-90.

Island Books named ‘Best of’ Western Washington

The store beat other independent booksellers for the top spot in King 5/Evening Magazine’s contest.

Seattle’s income tax could serve as test case for other Washington cities

Update: A King County Superior Court judge ruled against Seattle on Nov. 22.

Mercer Island hosts Thanksgiving lunch for seniors

City staff and volunteers served turkey, potatoes, punch and pie to event attendees.

Islanders show power of community with clothing drive

A social media post inspired a massive community response that brought in hundreds of donated items.

Finley the therapy dog helps kids, adults at Mercer Island High School

The school’s newest employee is making quite an impression on staff and students.

Election results show Acker, Wong, Upton leading contested races | Update

This post was updated at 4 p.m. on Nov. 9, and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 16. This year’s contentious general election featured races for… Continue reading

Mercer Island Chamber hears climate change statistics, fixes

Members of the local Mercer Island business community were informed at their Nov. 2 meeting that if they want to take action on climate change,… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s military families reflect on service, sacrifice

While the courage and sacrifice of America’s veterans will be remembered and honored on Nov. 11, those have supported them every other day of the… Continue reading

Cornell says ‘no record’ of Mercer Island Council candidate’s degree; Langley continues search | Update

Update: This story originally posted on Nov. 1. It was updated at 3 p.m. on Nov. 6, at the Reporter’s print deadline, and again at… Continue reading

Convivial Cafe to open on Mercer Island

Mercer Islanders dream of a Town Center that is more lively, welcoming and befitting of its small town, “village” atmosphere. A new business coming to… Continue reading

Mercer Island shows off fall foliage | Eye on MI

The Reporter snapped this photo of a biker and changing and falling leaves near Mercer Island’s Aubrey Davis Park in late October. Submit your photos… Continue reading