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Rotary Club’s Islanders of the Month for February

The Mercer Island Rotary Club recently named Mercer Island High School seniors Meghan Frisch and Gordon Zhang its Islanders of the Month for February.

Lakeridge Elementary honored as state green school leader

The award recognizes schools in Washington state whose practices reduce waste and protect the environment.

Mercer Island High School orchestra students move on to state contest

Mercer Island High School’s orchestra represented Mercer Island district well, along with the choir and band programs, at the 2016 Eastshore Solo and Ensemble Contest recently held at Bellevue College.

Council approves $100,000 for transit consultants | City briefs

City will not conduct advisory vote on MICA issue; Mercer Island may miss out on grant funding and other city news.

Students connect with seniors for service project

Covenant Shores residents and Bellevue students create blankets for kittens at the Seattle Humane Society.

MI K-Kids learn about leadership, community

Community service clubs in Mercer Island schools aim to make the world a better place.

Giving from the Heart is tomorrow, Feb. 10

Overflow parking will be provided near the Community Center. Arrive early for coffee at 7 a.m. Program starts at 7:30 a.m.

Islander boys swim and dive second at KingCo meet

The Mercer Island boys swim and dive team were runners-up to Bellevue at the KingCo swim and dive championships on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Kamiak High School.

Mercer Island wrestling second at 3A KingCo tournament

The Islanders had 12 wrestlers place in their weight classes and boasted nine finalists at the meet, with two winning their divisions.

MICA launches online arts calendar

New calendar is one stop shop for arts events on Mercer Island.

Russian Chamber Music Foundation of Seattle presents ‘Winter Nights’

RCMFS presents pianists Eleonora Karpukhova from Moscow and artistic director, Mercer Island resident Natalya Ageyeva, with cellist Haeyoon Shin in Valentine’s Day-themed program.

City planning to provide YFS counselor at Northwood | School news

School board extends superintendent’s contract to 2019; district recruiting bus drivers.

Vehicle ‘donuts’ damage South Mercer Playfields | Mercer Island Police Blotter

MIPD responds to reports of theft, car prowling and malicious mischief from Jan. 10-15.

School district hires new communications coordinator

On Jan. 29, the Mercer Island School District announced the hiring of Craig Degginger as new communications and alumni relations coordinator for the district.

Six Mercer Island students selected as Presidential Scholar candidates

The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the U.S. Department of Education have selected five current and one former Mercer Island High School students as candidates for the Presidential Scholars program.

Mercer Island band students excel at Eastshore solo and ensemble contest

It was a banner day full of outstanding performances for Mercer Island band students at the Eastshore Music League’s Solo and Ensemble Contest at Bellevue College.

West Mercer presents ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

West Mercer Elementary will present “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” at 7 p.m. Feb. 4-5 in the West Mercer gym.

MIPD tracks down mail thieves

Two suspects who allegedly stole a car and mail were arrested with the help of Bellevue K9 units.

No injuries in structure fire on 88th Avenue

Home was safely evacuated after fire caused by electrical failure.

Consulting firm endorses MICA operating plan

The plan projects an annual revenue of $543,000 and expenses of $866,000.