Katie Metzger

Italian restaurant in Mercer Island experiments with Indian food

Jish Nath, the owner of Roberto’s in Mercer Island, faced a challenge: keep with tradition in the face of increasing pizza competition, or, as he… Continue reading

Mercer Island students celebrate and share culture at Lakeridge fair

At Lakeridge Elementary, the annual culture fair presents an opportunity for third grade students to research and reflect on their own heritage and learn about… Continue reading

West Mercer students participate in Hour of Code

West Mercer second graders participated in an Hour of Code event on Dec. 7, learning about patterns and problem solving via computer tutorials. The event… Continue reading

Sound Transit’s South Bellevue parking mitigation plan could displace Mercer Island commuters

With the 519-stall South Bellevue Park and Ride shutting down as early as January 2017, the Mercer Island City Council requested that Sound Transit give… Continue reading

Mercer Island School Board expresses mobility concerns to City Council

At its Dec. 2 special meeting, the Mercer Island School District’s Board of Directors sent a letter to the City Council outlining concerns with the… Continue reading

Sound Transit releases near-final design for Mercer Island’s light rail station

Following more than three years of design and public engagement, Sound Transit released its near-final plans for the future East Link Light Rail Station last… Continue reading

It’s a wonderful trip | Island chaplain to travel to ‘the real Bedford Falls’

Some stories stick with us. Greg Asimakoupoulos, the chaplain at Covenant Shores retirement community in Mercer Island, has taken one in particular to heart: Frank… Continue reading

Roanoke Inn is Mercer Island’s Business of the Year

“This year’s Business of the Year goes to a business that is older than anyone in the room,” Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce Vice President… Continue reading

Islanders remember Pearl Harbor, 75 years later

Lois Dusenbery was 29 years old and living near Honolulu when Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, “a date which will live in… Continue reading

Costco CFO tells Mercer Island Chamber about company’s history, philosophy

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Costco sold 16.9 million dinner rolls and 1.8 million pumpkin pies. It sells 7,000 TVs per day and… Continue reading

Mercer Island Farmers Market seeks new manager

Farmers market veteran Patty Spahr, who has been at the helm of the Mercer Island market for the past five years, is planning to retire… Continue reading

Island veterans lend a holiday helping hand to YFS

The Mercer Island VFW Post 5760 donated $1,000 in QFC gift cards to the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) department’s Family and Emergency… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s Hadley apartment building opens to residents

Mercer Island’s newest apartment building, the Hadley, is ready for move-in, and is about 25 percent leased. The prices are $1,150-$1,850 for a studio, $1,800-$2,200… Continue reading

Mercer Island city officials says they share residents’ frustrations with I-90 plans

At a Nov. 9 community meeting to discuss the substantial changes to Interstate 90 when East Link light rail construction begins next year, residents heard… Continue reading

Mercer Island New Seasons is officially open | Photos

New Seasons Market opened its doors to the Mercer Island community last week, promising to be a gathering place, a local partner and the “ultimate… Continue reading

‘Senior Nomads’ see the world in Airbnbs

For the past three-and-a-half years, Michael and Debbie Campbell have been sharing their unique approach to retirement with people around the world. Since selling their… Continue reading

Democratic women sweep 41st district in early returns | Election 2016

Mercer Islanders and Democrats Lisa Wellman, Tana Senn and Judy Clibborn are winning their respective races for the state senator and state representative positions in… Continue reading

Mercer Island New Seasons runs into controversy in new community

As New Seasons Market opened in Mercer Island on Nov. 10, groups protesting the store’s alleged anti-union policies held an “unwelcome” ceremony for the Portland-based… Continue reading

Community investors to purchase, preserve Mercer Island’s historic Roanoke Inn

The Roanoke Inn, a community institution on Mercer Island for more than 102 years, will be preserved for years to come under a new ownership… Continue reading

Seven Red Tagines’ local pestos, sauces to be sold at Mercer Island New Seasons

An Island family is taking the concept of shopping local to a new level, as Moroccan pestos and sauces created by Naomi Knight and her… Continue reading