Life

Mercer Island’s newest wine bar is also a local art gallery

The gallery will start out showing artwork from Debra Van Tuinen, an artist from Olympia.

  • Jul 5, 2018
File photo courtesy of Sound Transit

ORCA cards now free for seniors, disabled and low-income commuters

Changes increase access to transit services in the Puget Sound region

  • Jul 3, 2018
File photo courtesy of Sound Transit

Recent MIHS grads to intern at Overlake

Marina Borger and Riley Thompson will volunteer more than 100 hours this summer.

  • Jul 3, 2018

MIHS seniors receive community service awards

MIHS students submit over 20,000 hours of community service; two seniors awarded.

Crackdown on illegal contractors finds nearly 50 violators

The effort is part of a nationwide construction enforcement campaign.

  • Jul 2, 2018

King County Metro implements a new $2.75 fare on July 1

Riders will no longer pay additional surcharges for zones or travel during peak commute hours.

  • Jun 29, 2018

Opioid prevention campaign kicks off in Washington

Initiative shines light on the risks of prescription opioid addiction and overdose.

  • Jun 28, 2018
Photos of the artwork courtesy of Clarke Clarke Art + Artifacts

Gallery offers rare artifact and modern art at Art Walk

A local art gallery will feature a second century funerary mask at the Mercer Island Art Walk.

  • Jun 28, 2018
Photos of the artwork courtesy of Clarke Clarke Art + Artifacts

Mercer Island School District honored 12 retirees

The retirees had a combined 249 years of experience in Mercer Island schools.

  • Jun 27, 2018
Left to right: Jessie Ong, Kathleen Long, Stacy Svedberg and Creighton Laughary. Courtesy of the Mercer Island School District

Mercer Island School District awards teachers, staff

MISD awarded teachers and staff with awards at the high school, middle school and elementary levels.

  • Jun 26, 2018
Left to right: Jessie Ong, Kathleen Long, Stacy Svedberg and Creighton Laughary. Courtesy of the Mercer Island School District

City launches online bikeshare survey

Mercer Island wants local feedback to know where to best spend Sound Transit Settlement dollars.

  • Jun 25, 2018

King County Sheriff’s deputies to patrol local parks

The deputies will carry out safety patrols on King County parks and trails for leashed pets.

  • Jun 22, 2018

Bob Ferguson launches website for human trafficking victims

The website will provide a hub for services and resources for labor and sex trafficking victims.

  • Jun 21, 2018

Mercer Island seeks Design Commission applicants

The city council needs applicants for August and September with an application deadline of Aug. 10.

  • Jun 20, 2018

Mercer Island opens new playground at south playfields

New natural-style structures replace “Rainbow Park.”

The King County Library System invites locals to cool down

King County Libraries are air conditioned and an option for locals to stay cool during summer heat.

  • Jun 19, 2018

Community Juneteenth celebration set for June 24

The Juneteenth Celebration is the annual celebration of the end of slavery.

  • Jun 18, 2018

County Green Schools program recognizes MI schools

Two elementary schools, Islander Middle School and Mercer Island High School were recognized.

  • Jun 15, 2018

City celebrates Emergency Preparedness and Ham Radio day

The city of Mercer Island will be participating in ARRL Field Day on June 23 and 24.

  • Jun 13, 2018

Mercer Island High School graduates 360

The class of 2018 has eight valedictorians, all with perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

  • Jun 13, 2018