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This Week

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

Come and find a variety of edibles from farm-fresh fruits to specialty cheeses and delicious breads at the Mercer Island Farmers Market this weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. along S.E. 32nd Street at Mercerdale Park.

Gazing at Angels

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

Mercer Island street improvements begin

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 11:58AM

Two separate road construction projects began this week and several lane closures and delays should be expected. Improvements along S.E. 40th Street between Island Crest Way and 86th Avenue S.E. started on Monday and a resurfacing project along North Mercer Way is scheduled to begin today.

Room to learn

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 11:57AM

Camping with Nate the Great

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:51PM

Tent City donations needed

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

About six months ago, the Mercer Island Clergy Association was holding meetings with representatives from Tent City 4 as plans were being developed to welcome the homeless shelter on Mercer Island. As information was shared about the specifics of the encampment, I noticed one of the women, a resident of Tent City, writing a two-page list, which she then handed to me. The titles of the lists were “Needs List Personal” and “Needs List Kitchen.” There were over 25 items on each list — items that she identified as most commonly lacking in the Tent City camp. I tucked these lists in my folder and now see the reason why.

Sights and sounds of Seafair ’08

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

Calendar

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

SR-520 Tolling Open Houses: 5-7:30 p.m.; Aug. 6, Bellevue City Hall; Aug. 7, Kirkland Performance Ctr., Kirkland; Aug. 13, Community Center at Mercer View, Mercer Island. Learn about tolling options. 520 Tolling Implementation Committee seeks public input by Aug. 31. www.build520.org.

Take flight

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

Tallon-Reynolds

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

Rachel Marie Tallon and Nickolas Karl Reynolds, both of Mercer Island, are engaged to be married on May 9, 2009 in Mercer Island.

Maximos Sting Reh

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

Maximos Sting Reh was born on June 7, 2008 to Mitchell Sting Reh and Holly Littlefield, of Preston, Wash. He is the first great-grandson of Donald and Roberta Stewart, who live on Mercer Island. His grandmother is Ellen Reh, DDS, a Mercer Island High School graduate; and his great-great grandmother is Theda Corser, of Issaquah, Wash.

World pianist plays at Emmanuel Episcopal Church

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

Thollem Mcdonas, world pianist, composer and improviser, will play a special concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The Mercer Island community is invited to attend.

Heglar resigns as Mercer Island football coach

  • Aug 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:51PM

Mercer Island head football coach, Bill Heglar, resigned on Thursday, taking the athletic director's position at Kentlake High School because of a lack of teaching opportunities at Mercer Island High School.

A day at the market

  • Aug 12, 2008 at 11:33AM

Islander Lori Langston gathers a bouquet of sunflowers at the Mercer Island Farmers Market on its opening day, Aug. 10. More market photos can be viewed on page A9 in the current issue of the Mercer Island Reporter.

Eco-conscious Islanders turn to reusable bags

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Next year, Seattle will become one of the first major American cities to discourage the use of paper and plastic shopping bags. On July 28, the Seattle City Council voted 6-1 to institute a 20-cent fee for the use of paper and plastic bags at grocery, drug and convenience stores. Although the measure only applies to Seattle merchants, eco-conscious Island shoppers are jumping on the bandwagon as well.

Paul W. Knoll | Obituary

  • Aug 12, 2008 at 11:33AM

Dr. Paul W. Knoll, dearest husband and father, died peacefully at his home in Mukilteo, Wash., surrounded by his family on Aug. 5, after a courageous battle with cancer.

City seeking citizens to serve on committees for ballot measures

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

On Aug. 4, the Mercer Island City Council approved Ordinances No. 08-07 and 08-08 to submit Proposition No. 1: General Obligation Parks and Open Space Bonds, and Proposition No. 2: Levy for Park Operations and Maintenance, to King County Elections for inclusion on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot.

A day at the market

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Mercer Islanders peruse the produce

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Helpers

  • Aug 12, 2008 at 11:34AM

Teen volunteer Inbal Levin, center, braids Challah dough with Yochanon Plotke, right, during the Friendship Circle Camp at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island, Friday, Aug. 8. The Friendship Circle, an organization dedicated to helping families with children who have special needs, offers the opportunity for special-needs children to interact with teens through various creative activities.

Calendar

  • Aug 12, 2008 at 11:35AM

SR-520 Tolling Open Houses: 5-7:30 p.m.; Aug. 13, Community Center at Mercer View, Mercer Island. Learn about tolling options. 520 Tolling Implementation Committee seeks public input by Aug. 31. www.build520.org.

Mercer Island property values skyrocket, buildings worth less

  • Aug 15, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 11:56AM

Time to go mural

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 11:55AM

Sports brief

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

Mudville tryouts

Kids get a taste of Lake Washington

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

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