Letters to the Editor

MICA would provide home for arts | Letter

My 13-year-old daughter will begin her seventh season dancing with Island Youth Ballet, an institution since 1984. Through ballet classes, she has developed body awareness,… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Win-win-win for arts, school district, park | Letter

I was excited to read the letter in the Aug. 2 Reporter by Jessi Wasson, the development director of Youth Theatre Northwest, highlighting the July… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2017

Joy Langley jumps in with both feet | Letter

Joy Langley will make an exceptional City Council member. I met her a few years ago, when she moved to Mercer Island. Like many of… Continue reading

  • Sep 5, 2017

Joy Langley takes action | Letter

I’m writing in enthusiastic support of Joy Langley’s campaign for Mercer Island City Council. As a typical citizen, I realize how easy it is to… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2017

Vashon arts center built on private land — not parkland | Letter

In her “On Arts” column published in the Mercer Island Reporter last week (Aug. 23), Genevieve Morton stated that, in deciding to move to the… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Comments on Reporter contributors’ opinions | Letter

I have read with interest the three articles in the latest issue of the Reporter. I have comments on all three as follows: 1. The… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2017

Residents should not pay price of cell tower impacts | Letter

We are writing about a decision that the Mercer Island City Council has made to contract with Crown/T Mobile to install 38 additional cell phone… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2017

Langley has history of political involvement | Letter

With Mercer Island steeped in the diversity, tolerance and inclusion movement we have a unique opportunity this fall to continue that tradition. I’m not a… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2017

Some cities buy new parkland; Mercer Island gives it away

While some cities are buying new parkland, our Mercer Island City Council members have pledged to give our precious public parkland away — to a… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017

Kudos to our Mercer Island City Council | Letter

At the Aug. 7 City Council meeting, our council members saved $45,000 for the city by wisely deciding not to approve the re-striping of 77th… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017

30 faces against 30 spaces on Mercer Island | Letter

At the City Council meeting on Aug. 7, I read the following statement. It was signed by over 30 citizens of Mercer Island and included… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

MICA’s website statement in question | Letter

In the June 21 update on its website, Mercer Island Center for the Arts stated it is “committed to the enhancement and beauty of Mercerdale… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017

Community fund is cheering section for Island’s beloved institutions | Letter

On behalf of the staff, board and the thousands of children Youth Theatre Northwest has served, I would like to thank The Mercer Island Community… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017

Wong strengthens Mercer Island community | Letter

I met Mr. Wong four years ago at the Mercer Island Farmer’s Market. He talked enthusiastically about the work he had done for the city… Continue reading

  • Jul 31, 2017

Where are we with raising a ‘village’? | Letter

I have boys — four to be exact. I have one biological and three who I was lucky enough to share when I married their… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Strongly encourage vote for Deborah Lurie | Letter

As a Mercer Island educator and parent of a school-aged daughter, I support and strongly encourage you to vote for Deborah Lurie for School Board… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2017

Residents weigh in on the Mercer Island Center for the Arts | Letters

CCMIP once again misleads Islanders In Peter Struck’s recent letter to the Reporter, once again he and the political action committee he supports, Concerned Citizens… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

Two perspectives on MICA sign removal | Letters

MICA sign came down to avoid battlefield When you join us for some of the many summer arts activities at Mercerdale Park, you may notice… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

Candidates: Do not deface flower beds with signs | Letter

Mercer Island is beautiful this time of year. The flowers in our downtown are outstanding and city staff works hard to make our landscaping look… Continue reading

  • Jul 26, 2017

Trust Calkins to walk the talk on environmental issues | Letter

Ryan Calkins deserves your vote for Port Commission Position 1. Having owned a business operating out of the Port, Calkins knows the terrain and will… Continue reading

  • Jul 25, 2017