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Steel Magic Northwest will host concert Dec. 8 at the Congregational Church. Photo courtesy of Gary Gibson

Steel music concert to play holiday favorites on the Island

Steel Magic Northwest to perform holiday music Dec. 8.

 

Terra Bella owner Nancy Meade and Bella Hartman on Nov. 16 raising money for refugees through UNICEF. Courtesy photo

MIHS student raises awareness for refugees

MIHS junior raises __ to benefit refugees.

 

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                                The Island’s third Pumpkin Walk is set for Oct. 27 at Luther Burbank Park.

Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk returns

After a hiatus in 2018, the pumpkin walk is back.

 

“We are one,” King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht said in regard to the recent teen deaths due to fentanyl overdose. Left: Sammamish mayor Christie Malchow, King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht and Sammamish Police Chief Michelle Bennett. Madison Miller / staff photo

Two Skyline High School students die from fentanyl overdose

The Sammamish police department, city of Sammamish, school districts join forces to prevent future teen fentanyl deaths.

“We are one,” King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht said in regard to the recent teen deaths due to fentanyl overdose. Left: Sammamish mayor Christie Malchow, King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht and Sammamish Police Chief Michelle Bennett. Madison Miller / staff photo

Coming down to the wire: Student MMR vaccine deadline approaches

Students have limited time to show compliance with new MMR vaccination law before being barred from school.

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                                Islander Middle School students Rebecca de Broglio and Rhett Hounsell, among others, speak before IMS students at Friday’s climate strike.

IMS students organize climate strike

IMS students walked out of class at 10 a.m. on Friday as part of the global climate strike.

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                                Islander Middle School students Rebecca de Broglio and Rhett Hounsell, among others, speak before IMS students at Friday’s climate strike.
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                                Liat Perlman (left) and Sarah Hobson (right) launched Spirit206 over the summer.

MIHS students launch Spirit206

Spirit206 is a platform for student artists to showcase and sell handmade spirit wear.

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                                Liat Perlman (left) and Sarah Hobson (right) launched Spirit206 over the summer.
Mercer Island resident Meredythe Glass poses with memorabilia from “The Wizard of Oz.” Glass was an extra in the film, and was be the guest of honor at a party at her retirement community celebrating Hollywood on Feb. 22. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos

“Wizard of Oz” cast member dies at 98

Meredythe Glass was one of the last surviving cast members of “The Wizard of Oz.” She died on Saturday at age 98.

Mercer Island resident Meredythe Glass poses with memorabilia from “The Wizard of Oz.” Glass was an extra in the film, and was be the guest of honor at a party at her retirement community celebrating Hollywood on Feb. 22. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos
The Mercer Island school board invited the Island community to a linkage session at the last board meeting on Aug. 22. at city hall. From left: school board members David D’Souza, Ralph Jorgenson, Tracy Drinkwater, Deborah Lurie, superintendent Donna Colosky and Brian Giannini Upton. Photo captured from MISD board docs video

School board hosts linkage session, invites conversation with community

Parents, community members give input at school board linkage session Aug. 22.

The Mercer Island school board invited the Island community to a linkage session at the last board meeting on Aug. 22. at city hall. From left: school board members David D’Souza, Ralph Jorgenson, Tracy Drinkwater, Deborah Lurie, superintendent Donna Colosky and Brian Giannini Upton. Photo captured from MISD board docs video
Bio Park, interim city attorney, addresses the MICC about MISD school impact fees at the Aug. 20 meeting. Photo captured from Aug. 20 MICC meeting

MICC adopts ordinance for school impact fees

MISD’s capital facilities plan requested the city to amend the impact fees to be $5,843.11 per single family residence unit and $0 per multi-family unit.

Bio Park, interim city attorney, addresses the MICC about MISD school impact fees at the Aug. 20 meeting. Photo captured from Aug. 20 MICC meeting
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                                Li Hengda outside Hengda Dance Academy in Bellevue.

Local director produces Chinese drama

Li Hengda has a dance academy in Bellevue.

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                                Li Hengda outside Hengda Dance Academy in Bellevue.
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                                Juliana Kang Robinson’s public artwork, “Alone Together.”

MI artist completes Seattle public artwork

Juliana Kang Robinson designed the new artwalk intersection University and 1st Avenue near Harbor Steps and the Seattle Art Museum.

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                                Juliana Kang Robinson’s public artwork, “Alone Together.”

Dinh and Rivera-Dirks leading MISD school board race

5,677 ballots were returned out of 18,197 registered voters for the school board race.

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                                Max Tanzer prepares 88.9 KMIH The Bridge’s transformation into Log Boom Radio for Seafair.

MIHS 88.9 KMIH The Bridge radio station transforms into Log Boom Radio for Seafair

Log Boom Radio students will report live on Seafair races.

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                                Max Tanzer prepares 88.9 KMIH The Bridge’s transformation into Log Boom Radio for Seafair.
Cast members rehearse for YTNs production of The Monkey King. From left: Julian Podzilni, Nora Jorgensen, Sam Lamperti, and Abby Gamache. Madison Miller / staff photo

Youth Theatre Northwest to debut modern version of “The Monkey King: Journey Westbound”

“The Monkey King: Journey Westbound” is based from the Chinese classic folk tale with a PNW modern twist.

Cast members rehearse for YTNs production of The Monkey King. From left: Julian Podzilni, Nora Jorgensen, Sam Lamperti, and Abby Gamache. Madison Miller / staff photo
From left, John Rivera-Dirks, Tam Dinh and Linhui Hao are all vying for an open school board seat in the Mercer Island School District.

Three candidates aim to fill an open seat on the Mercer Island school board

Tam Dinh, John Rivera-Dirks and Linhui Hao compete for Mercer Island School District Position 5.

From left, John Rivera-Dirks, Tam Dinh and Linhui Hao are all vying for an open school board seat in the Mercer Island School District.

MI VFW Post creates veteran memorial

The memorial at Patriots Plaza will have a dedication ceremony in September.

Mark LeMaster and Stu Harris look at past class photos during the East Seattle Elementary School alumni event on June 8. Photo courtesy of Owen Blauman

East Seattle Elementary School reunites alumni

Over 150 East Seattle alumni gathered to honor their alma mater on June 9.

Mark LeMaster and Stu Harris look at past class photos during the East Seattle Elementary School alumni event on June 8. Photo courtesy of Owen Blauman
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                                Daniel Hankes, a junior at Mercer Island High School, is leading a drive to collect eyeglasses to be processed and distributed by the Northwest Lions Club Eyeglasses Recycling Center for his Eagle Scout Service Project.

MIHS Eagle Scout leads drive to collect eyeglasses for people in need

Daniel Hankes is leading a drive to collect eyeglasses to be processed and distributed by the Northwest Lions Club Eyeglasses Recycling Center.

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                                Daniel Hankes, a junior at Mercer Island High School, is leading a drive to collect eyeglasses to be processed and distributed by the Northwest Lions Club Eyeglasses Recycling Center for his Eagle Scout Service Project.
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                                Mercer Island High School seniors Grace Z. Zhang and Max Tanzer will graduate June 11. The MIHS graduation ceremony will be held June 11 at Kent Accesso ShoWare Center.

MIHS seniors shine throughout high school

Seniors Grace Z. Zhang and Max Tanzer will be graduating June 11.

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                                Mercer Island High School seniors Grace Z. Zhang and Max Tanzer will graduate June 11. The MIHS graduation ceremony will be held June 11 at Kent Accesso ShoWare Center.