Reporter Staff

United Way free tax sites open at 24 King County sites

United Way tax preparation is free for anyone making under $62,000 and will run through April 21.

Cartoon of the Week | Kicking the Can

Frank Shiers Jr.'s editorial comic, week of Jan. 27, 2016.

New doctor joins Mercer Island Pediatrics

Ten-year Island resident to work with five other board-certified pediatricians.

Island business community to weigh in on Town Center changes

Next Chamber lunch on Feb. 4 will feature a panel of economic and design experts.

Mercer Island topples Liberty | Prep wrestling

The Mercer Island wrestling team defeated the Liberty Patriots 45-36 Thursday, Jan. 21 at Liberty High School. With the win, the Islanders improved their 2A/3A KingCo league record to 5-0.

MISD board special meeting, retreat next week | School briefs

The Mercer Island school board will hold a linkage session with board members from the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Mercer Island at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 in the Mercer Island School District administrative building’s board room.

Nominate an alum for Pathfinder award | School news

District seeking nominations for new alumni award; late start may pose need for bus drivers; school district to ban hoverboards.

Cartoon of the Week | Temporarily Out

Frank Shiers Jr.'s editorial comic, week of Jan. 20, 2016.

Town Center hearing set for tomorrow, Jan. 20

Public will have a chance to weigh in at upcoming meetings.

Islanders in the news

Rob Spitzer named president of King County Library board; Wendy Spektor elected president of dental fraternity; Paul Allen purchases another Island home.

Local author shares writing tips with Island students

Children's author and illustrator Paul Owen Lewis gave presentations on writing books at each of Mercer Island's elementary schools.

Community Calendar | MIPA Preschool Fair this Saturday

Community events happening around Mercer Island in the coming week and beyond.

Free Throws for MS this Saturday at SJCC | Community briefs

Islander David Schiller will hold his fourth annual fundraiser for multiple sclerosis awareness.

Mercer Island improves to 4-0 in KingCo | Prep wrestling

Islanders win double-dual meet against Lake Washington, Sammamish.

Youth Theatre Northwest to present ’Seussical Jr.’

YTN productions runs from Jan. 22 through Feb. 22.

Islanders fall to Todd Beamer | Prep girls basketball

Three players reach double figures as Titans deal Islanders second loss.

Eye on MI | Go Hawks

The Mercer Island mountain bike team shows off its Seahawks pride.

Bellevue hands Mercer Island its first loss | Prep girls basketball

The Bellevue Wolverines ended Mercer Island’s undefeated season Wednesday night, beating the Islanders 78-56 at Bellevue High School.

Wolverines deal Islanders second-straight loss | Prep boys basketball

Getting 20 points from Mikey Henn and 16 from Andrew Kenny, KingCo’s 2A/3A first-place Bellevue Wolverines beat Mercer Island 60-56 Tuesday night at Bellevue High School.

Rotary Islanders of the Month for January

The Mercer Island Rotary Club named Mercer Island High School seniors Mia Rotunna and Blake Nelson its Islanders of the Month for January.