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Issaquah educator is new West Mercer principal; Osprey return to new nest.

Mercer Island Parent Edge roundtable on self regulation

Mercer Island Parent Edge will be hosting several roundtable discussions at the end of January and into February about self regulation. The discussion is aimed at parents of fifth grade through high school senior students to discuss why self regulation is important to students and their learning.

Berg gets 18 years

Former Mercer Island resident Frederick Darren Berg, 49, was sentenced on Feb. 9 to 18 years in prison and three years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Jones. Charges included wire fraud, money laundering and bankruptcy fraud.

Fireworks approved for July 4 and Summer Celebration!

The City Council has approved the annual permit for Mercer Island Kiwanis to sell consumer fireworks from June 28 July 4 this summer in the Rite Aid parking lot. The fire department has reviewed the permit application and recommended approval of the permit. The Kiwanis sale stops on July 4 at 11 p.m. According to Mercer Island law, it is illegal to use fireworks on any other day besides July 4, within the timeframe of 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Four Mercer Island Destination Imagination teams head to state tournament

Four Mercer Island teams that participated in the Destination Imagination (DI) Regional Tournament at Mercer Island High School (MIHS) will advance to the DI State Tournament in East Wenatchee on March 29.

Water system improvements scheduled for Spring 2015

Construction is anticipated to start in mid or late March to replace and install 5,480 feet of water mains, 107 water services and 17 fire hydrants.

WIAA names Mercer Island Scholastic Cup winner

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) named Mercer Island among its 2014-15 Scholastic Cup champions, the WIAA announced in a press release Friday afternoon.

All 3 suspects arrested in Island hate crime, graffiti incidents

An 18-year-old Island man surrendered to Mercer Island police on Friday in regard to hate crime incidents involving graffiti, vandalism and trespassing at Northwest Yeshiva High School, St. Monica Catholic Church and Island Park Elementary School last month. The Mercer Island Police Department had already arrested two young men who are students at Mercer Island High School. They served search warrants at three Mercer Island homes on Wednesday, Oct. 6, in connection with three hate crimes committed in mid-September.

Tax tip: check your withholding to avoid surprise next year

With 2009 nearly half over, the Internal Revenue Service reminds Washington state taxpayers that there is no better time to check their 2009 federal income tax withholding levels to make sure that they do not face any surprises when returns are due next spring.

Islanders help boat to Windermere Cup win

Two Mercer Islanders and members of the Mt. Baker Rowing varsity 8’s helped the team to a first-place finish at the Windermere Cup races on May 7.

County to host meetings on North Mercer sewer project

Public meetings will be held on March 2 in Bellevue and March 10 in Mercer Island.

State agencies call for caution as fire risk increases

With fire danger continuing to increase across Washington, officials from four state agencies on Friday urged residents to recognize that even seemingly low-risk activities, such as parking on a grassy field or using motorized yard tools, can spark a wildfire.

Town Center traffic signals delayed until mid-January

The recently installed traffic signals located in the Town Center won't be turned on until mid to late January.

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.

Senior Advisory Board seeks citizens to serve

Mercer Island residents over age 65 who are interested in providing input about the creation of community services and programs that meet the needs of seniors on Mercer Island are encouraged to apply for a position on the Senior Advisory Board.

Homes ransacked in burglaries two blocks apart | Mercer Island Police Blotter

Two homes in the same neighborhood were burglarized and ransacked on Monday, Jan. 31. The first house, located in the 3600 block of 73rd Avenue S.E., was entered sometime in the morning while the residents were absent between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. A large, black-handled butcher knife was stolen, along with a golf club. The burglar broke into the second house, located in the 7300 block of S.E. 38th Street, through a window after breaking the window sill and left a shoe print in mud at the scene. The victim, a 62-year-old man, did not report any missing items. Photographs were taken for evidence.

First Hill loses power

More than 1,000 PSE customers affected by Wednesday power outage.

Island wrestlers compete at 26th Mat Classic

Six Mercer Island wrestlers competed in the 26th annual Mat Classic state tournament.

Movies in the park begin July 28

This year’s first movie in Mercerdale Park will be held on Saturday, July 28.

Smoke from MIHS construction sets off fire alarm; students briefly evacuated

Fire department responded quickly to alarm Thursday afternoon at MIHS.