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Mercer Island moving forward with elementary Spanish throughout school district

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 6:00AM

Following a revote held by teachers at Lakeridge Elementary, the Mercer Island School District will move forward with an elementary Spanish program at each of the Island's four elementary schools next fall.

The legacy and future - 50 years of MIPA’s Circus (previously McGurkus) Event | Island Forum

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 6:00AM

As we embark upon the final stages of planning for the 50th anniversary of MIPA's Circus, we are reminded of the most important aspect of this cherished event: it brings the families of Mercer Island together as a community.

Social program for seniors to expand | City briefs

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 8:00AM

Social program for seniors to expand

Seattle Jewish Film Festival recognizes Islander Deborah Rosen for making ‘REAL’ difference

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 10:00AM

When Islander Deborah Rosen began her work as founding chair of the Seattle Jewish Film Festival in 1996, her goal was to help the small, second-year festival grow into a large-scale community event.

Our children deserve MICA in Mercerdale Park | Letter

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 2:00PM

We are active community members on Mercer Island, and parents/grandparents of children with diverse interests. We feel strongly that the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) would be a welcome addition to what is essentially a soulless downtown that is devoted primarily to consumption.

Dreyer’s hat trick leads Mercer Island past Juanita | Prep boys soccer

  • Mar 30, 2016 at 2:30PM

A hat trick from junior Eric Dreyer led Mercer Island past Juanita in a 6-2 win Tuesday night at Islander Stadium.

SJCC and Hot Stove Society bring top chefs to Seattle

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 10:00AM

This spring, Stroum Jewish Community Center's Cultural Arts program, together with the Tom Douglas cooking school Hot Stove Society, will present world-class chefs in a series of public events in Seattle and Mercer Island.

Youth substance abuse is opportunity to raise accountable kids | Island Forum

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:34PM

By Cindy Goodwin

MICA in lieu of recycling center is low bar | Letter

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 2:00PM

I see arguments being made in support of MICA, which state the center is a better alternative to the dilapidated recycling center currently there. That cannot be the argument. This is public land.

Parks petition limits park use | Letter

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 6:00AM

I have chosen not to sign the "Protect our Parks" petition because it limits park use rather than allows valued community use. Mercer Island parks are here to be used by Islanders and not locked up like a museum. The "Protect our Parks" initiative is better named a "Restrict our Parks" initiative.

Thank you for help with directory | Letter

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 8:00AM

We may be a tiny city between two major metropolises but we are powerful. Thank you wonderful people of Mercer Island for your help with the Mailing Day of the Mercer Island Directory. It is amazing the terrific turnout we receive every year at the Emanuel Church.

Put parklands initiative on the ballot | Letter

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 10:00AM

Katie Metzger's March 23 Reporter article highlighted the debate going on over the Island parklands initiative.

Bauman’s two goals lead Islanders past Kangs | Prep boys soccer

  • Apr 5, 2016 at 7:00AM

Mercer Island trailed the Lake Washington Kangs by a point in the 2A/3A KingCo standings heading into Friday's matchup between the two teams. And through the first 40 minutes of scoreless play, both teams appeared determined not to concede anything.

Interlake deals Mercer Island girls tennis first league loss in nine years

  • Apr 5, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 9:57AM

Mercer Island girls tennis saw a nine-year undefeated streak in KingCo competition come to an end Thursday, falling to Interlake 4-3 at Mercer Island High School.

Mercer Island Town Center vision blurry as hearings conclude

  • Apr 5, 2016 at 10:30AM

The city hosted its third and final Town Center public hearing on March 31 at Lakeridge Elementary, hearing from more than 20 people with conflicting views on the future of Mercer Island's downtown.

Mercer Island softball bounces back against Sammamish

  • Apr 5, 2016 at 12:00PM

The Mercer Island softball team bounced back from a loss to Juanita with a 16-12 win over the Sammamish Totems Friday at Sammamish High School.

Housing is one click away with Mercer Island grad’s OneRent

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 8:00AM

As sophomores at Santa Clara University, Mercer Island grad Chuck Hattemer and a few of his friends got their first taste of navigating the housing market. And like any other newcomers searching for a place to live, the experience didn't go well.

April 8: the day the music died | Islander recalls being first responder at Kurt Cobain death scene 22 years ago

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 8:28AM

When the Seattle Fire Department got a call for an assault with weapons response at 171 Lake Washington Boulevard East, Islander John Fisk had just gotten in for the 7:30 a.m. shift change. The paramedic who Fisk was relieving offered to take the call, though Fisk said he'd handle it and went on his first run of the day. It was a Friday, April 8, 1994.

The more you give | Thoughts to Ponder

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 12:00PM

Both the Bible and the Tao set forth a principle that the more you give, the more you will receive.

Electing Trump like hiring bully as school principal | Letter

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 2:00PM

Electing Donald Trump as president would be like hiring a bully to be the principal of your school. Trump should not be elected as president. For example, he is telling his supporters to hurt people who do not support him. Trump is a bad influence because he is a bully and because he puts down people who come from somewhere different or believe something different than him. Trump says that if a woman is not pretty, then there is no use for her. The president of our country needs to be a good role model and leader for everyone, which Trump is not.

State Legislators to speak at Chamber lunch tomorrow | Business briefs

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 2:30PM

State Legislators to speak at Chamber lunch

Mercer Island city and school officials to host joint meeting | City briefs

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 3:00PM

City and school officials to host joint meeting

Mercer Island fire chief earns master’s from Naval Postgrad School

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 7:00AM

Steve Heitman, fire chief of the Mercer Island Fire Department (MIFD), completed a Master of Arts degree in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) on March 25.

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