Katie Metzger

Mercer Islanders debate ‘neighborhood character’ versus property rights

As the city of Mercer Island’s Development Services Group and Planning Commission continue their work on the residential code update, property rights advocates feel like… Continue reading

Mercer Island City Council identifies I-90, residential code and financial sustainability as top priorities

At its Jan. 4 planning session, the Mercer Island City Council discussed its goals for this year, concluding that several ongoing issues need to be… Continue reading

Meet Mercer Island’s new city manager, Julie Underwood

As the city of Mercer Island sets its goals for 2017, it does so under the direction of its new permanent city manager, Julie Thuy… Continue reading

Islanders celebrate community at MIYFS Foundation Breakfast

The event has raised $345,000 so far, making it the “biggest fundraiser in MIYFS history.”

New direction for Mercer Island Chamber | Exec. Director Terry Moreman to retire

Terry Moreman, the executive director of the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, is retiring after almost 26 years on the job. The chamber board has… Continue reading

Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce selects Laurie Givan as new director

Island native Laurie Givan, who said she is passionate about branding, innovation and community, was recently announced as the new executive director of the Mercer… Continue reading

‘Playful pup’ sculpture returns to Mercer Island park

After being stolen in the fall, the “Playful Pup” bronze sculpture was re-installed near the Lid Park on Jan. 26. The pup was cut off… Continue reading

City leaders say SOV access to new I-90 lanes unlikely after Olympia meeting

WSDOT also plans to deny SOV access at Island Crest Way westbound on-ramp, according to city update.

Yellow Wood Academy celebrates School Choice Week

National School Choice Week was held Jan. 22-28 in Washington and across the country, and students and staff at Mercer Island’s Yellow Wood Academy celebrated… Continue reading

Beloved ballet program in Mercer Island continues under new teacher

Deena Dunning taught classical ballet for more than 50 years before losing her battle with breast cancer last May. She spent more than half of… Continue reading

Mercer Island community swing dance is Jan. 28

Hoping to bring neighbors together through music and swing moves, the Mercer Island Arts Council is hosting a community dance with the Casey MacGill Band… Continue reading

Gov. Inslee discusses education, science and Trump with media

On Inauguration Day for the nation’s new president, recently re-elected Washington Gov. Jay Inslee talked with Sound Publishing reporters and editors from Mercer Island, Bellevue,… Continue reading

Mioposto opens first Eastside location in Mercer Island

Mioposto, Mercer Island’s new wood-fired pizzeria, opened in the Hadley building on Jan. 12. Owner Jeremy Hardy said it’s his largest location — the restaurant… Continue reading

Islanders petition council to fight for I-90 mobility

As the closure of the Interstate 90 center roadway express lanes looms closer, anxiety is building in the Mercer Island community over the mobility challenges… Continue reading

Mercer Island urges lawmakers to extend existing levy limits

With Mercer Island standing to lose $1.8 million in local dollars in 2018, Mercer Island School District’s Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano and Board Director and… Continue reading

Mercer Island City Council to consider two code changes

At its Jan. 3 meeting, the Mercer Island City Council took initial steps to address two code changes for housing that have been separated from… Continue reading

King County Sheriff comes to town | John Urquhart discusses policing perceptions with Mercer Island Chamber

King County Sheriff John Urquhart visited the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 5 to give a local perspective on policing issues currently in… Continue reading

Mercer Island City Council lays out legislative priorities

Education funding is clearly the primary issue of the Washington State Legislature’s 2017 session, but the city of Mercer Island has a few other priorities… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s first ‘First Thursday Art and Wine’ of the year is Jan. 5

Suzanne Zahr’s SZ Gallery will feature artist Steffanie Lorig at this month’s First Thursday Art and Wine event in Mercer Island, to be held from… Continue reading

Year in Review: Mercer Island community faces changes

This year, Mercer Island celebrated the opening of a new elementary school and grocery store, along with the re-opening of the library, debated if arts… Continue reading