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Footloose celebrates 25 years of providing sailing to the disabled

  • May 4, 2016 at 9:00AM

What began as an idea between a small group of three is now a thriving nonprofit celebrating its silver anniversary.

Car prowls reported on 90th Avenue Southeast | Mercer Island Police Blotter

  • May 4, 2016 at 9:00AM

The blotter consists of officers' accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Mercer Island to host reception for city manager candidates | City briefs

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:39AM

City news for Mercer Island.

Commission proposes limiting building height in Mercer Island Town Center

  • Apr 29, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 4, 2016 at 10:41AM

A different version of this story ran in the May 4 print edition of the Reporter. This story was updated after the May 2 City Council meeting.

Sen. Litzow discusses free speech with Mercer Island High School journalism students

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:00PM

A bill that would defend the First Amendment right to free speech for student journalists in Washington state stalled in committee this year, but spurred an interesting discussion at Mercer Island High School.

Dreyer lifts Mercer Island over Liberty | Prep boys soccer

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:20PM

With a late goal from Eric Dreyer, the Mercer Island boys soccer team edged Liberty 3-2 Tuesday night at Liberty High School to stay undefeated in KingCo competition.

Mercer Island girls tennis, baseball and boys lacrosse teams register wins | Prep sports briefs

  • May 4, 2016 at 12:28PM

MI girls tennis edges Bellevue, claims second in KingCo

Developer off-base with transportation ideas | Letter

  • May 4, 2016 at 2:41PM

Kemper Freeman has done a wonderful job getting Bellevue to a be a great destination for shopping, dining and living. He is a wonderful philanthropist and a role model for us all. However, he is off-base with his transportation ideas and recommendations.

Suzanne Zahr, The Islander to host monthly art and wine events on Mercer Island

  • May 4, 2016 at 2:55PM

Suzanne Zahr's monthly "Art and Wine Tasting" events kick off at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at the SZ Gallery on Mercer Island.

Mercer Island High School ranked among nation’s best high schools | School news

  • May 5, 2016 at 7:00AM

MIHS ranked among nation's Best High Schools

Time for MICA to move forward | Letter

  • May 5, 2016 at 9:00AM

Having been involved in a few controversial community issues — both on the pro and con side — I appreciate community dialogue (preferably civil) over the issues. This is our community, and we need to be mindful about how it evolves. Umpteen hours at the mic and on email are all to a good purpose: coming to a resolution on which we can move forward. Now is the time for the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) to move forward.

President Obama’s sister to speak on Mercer Island May 21

  • May 5, 2016 at 10:00AM

Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, the sister of President Barack Obama, will be the guest speaker at the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund's seventh annual award ceremony, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Congregational Church on Mercer Island.

Mercer Island UPS store hero thwarts scam involving elderly victim

  • May 3, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 5, 2016 at 10:02AM

The elderly man said it was urgent. He walked into the Mercer Island UPS store on April 25 and said he needed to ship an envelope to his grandson.

Parklands initiative not about MICA | Letter

  • May 5, 2016 at 11:00AM

The parklands initiative is not about Mercer Island Center for the Arts ( MICA ) or Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN). MICA and YTN have other Island locations to occupy that are not parklands. Perhaps they don't offer a dollar-a-year lease, as MICA/YTN would receive at Mercerdale Park, but those areas are cheap and they are not on parklands.

Mercer Island closes regular season with win over Holy Names | Prep girls lacrosse

  • May 5, 2016 at 11:19AM

The Mercer Island girls lacrosse team secured a second-place finish in the Alki division standings with a 17-4 win over Holy Names in the league finale Wednesday night at Mercer Island High School.

Islanders must engage in uncomfortable conversations | My Turn

  • May 5, 2016 at 12:00PM

As I grow older, I begin to recognize my fortune and discover that the place where I've grown up does not necessarily encompass the character of the rest of the world. Despite the isolation the safe haven of Mercer Island has provided, I am starting to see that greater problems exist off the Island.

First case of Zika virus found in King County man

  • May 5, 2016 at 12:55PM

The first case of Zika virus infection — which has been linked to prominent birth defects in newborns — has been diagnosed in King County, health officials said Wednesday.

Eye on MI | Happy birthday bags

  • May 5, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:28PM

The Girl Scouts at St. Monica Middle School recently made "happy birthday bags" for the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Food Pantry — because no child should have to skip celebrating with cake on their birthday.

Grateful for a mother’s legacy | On Faith

  • May 6, 2016 at 7:00AM

This Mother's Day, I'll be mindful of four life lessons my mom modeled for me.

Hold on to your wallet | Letter

  • May 6, 2016 at 8:00AM

Mercer Island taxpayers soon will be facing multiple demands for their tax dollars in addition to the recent raises in fees we have experienced. The council has been discussing a raise in the levy lid.

Thankful to community for supporting YTN | Letter

  • May 6, 2016 at 10:00AM

We are a group of high school students who have spent many years performing at Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN), and we want to express our thanks to YTN and the amazing staff and parents who support it.

Run Like A Girl 5K this weekend | Community briefs

  • May 6, 2016 at 10:58AM

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation is calling all girls, ladies and women to join the all female Run Like A Girl 5K this weekend.

Mercer Island finishes undefeated in KingCo for second straight season | Prep boys soccer

  • May 6, 2016 at 2:04PM

The Mercer Island boys soccer players found themselves in familiar territory Thursday night, which was favorable and very much welcomed.

Mercer Island routs Juanita in 3A KingCo tourney opener | Prep baseball

  • May 7, 2016 at 8:02PM

Mercer Island opened the 3A KingCo tournament with authority on Saturday, hammering the Juanita Rebels 10-0 in five innings (10-run rule) at Bannerwood Park.

Fire damages Island residence at 97th Avenue SE

  • May 9, 2016 at 9:03AM

Mercer Island Fire Department responded to an unconfirmed structure fire in the 4100 block of 97th Ave. SE on Saturday.

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