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Community mosaics installed at Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Park playground

  • Jul 6, 2016 at 10:16AM

Island students in grades three through eight, helped by local artists Sandy Glass and José Orantes, are leaving their artistic mark at Luther Burbank Park. Mosaic murals the students created were installed in June, with an opening reception scheduled for Sept. 15.

Mercer Island’s art and wine walk returns Thursday

  • Jul 6, 2016 at 11:00AM

Clarke & Clarke Arts & Artifacts, c.michele and Suzanne Zahr are the participating galleries in July's art walk on Mercer Island, to be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Construction worker cuts off finger with concrete saw | Mercer Island Police Blotter

  • Jul 6, 2016 at 11:30AM

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.

A milepost on life’s journey | On Faith

  • Jul 6, 2016 at 12:00PM

This month I begin my 12th year as the faith and values columnist for the Reporter. How time flies!

Fire damages Mercer Island home on West Ridge Road

  • Jul 6, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 4:14PM

A single family residence in the 7200 block of West Ridge Road caught fire on the evening of July 5.

Mercer Island School Board gives superintendent raise

  • Jul 7, 2016 at 6:00AM

The Mercer Island School Board unanimously approved to amend Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano's contract to include a 3.4 percent raise at its board retreat June 28 at City Hall.

Mercer Island teacher honored as Teacher of the Year

  • Jul 7, 2016 at 8:00AM

Arlene Azose, math and science teacher at Islander Middle School, was awarded first place in Ivar's 13th annual Teacher of the Year contest.

Islander Middle School parking lot to close during summer construction

  • Jul 7, 2016 at 10:00AM

The Islander Middle School parking area and loop drive off 84th Avenue Southeast will be closed through late August, the Mercer Island School District announced in a June 21 post on its website.

Incorporating wine tasting into any trip | Uncorked

  • Jul 7, 2016 at 12:00PM

During the February record rainfall, we decided to head somewhere sunny. Anywhere sunny. Originally thinking about Oahu, we found an incredibly reasonable airfare to Los Angeles. We feel most comfortable around water: ocean, sound, lake. So our itinerary followed along the California coastline. Waves to wine.

Cite people for walking on wrong side | Letter

  • Jul 7, 2016 at 1:00PM

I moved here from Queen Anne over four years ago. The Island atmosphere is great but I am aggravated by one daily annoyance I didn't notice nearly as much in Queen Anne, as there were more sidewalks there. I've never seen so many seemingly intelligent adults walking and riding bikes on the incorrect side of the road as I do here on the Island.

Mercer Island Car Show returns for 14th year during Summer Celebration

  • Jul 7, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 2:20PM

There's a lot to look forward to at Mercer Island's Summer Celebration, from the community parade to fireworks at Luther Burbank. But one of the beloved events by Islanders young and old will be taking place during the downtown festival: the Mercer Island Car Show.

Hateful speech column is misleading | Letter

  • Jul 7, 2016 at 3:00PM

Jerry Cornfield's latest column, "Hateful speech rhetoric ramps up," is poorly researched and misleading. The column discusses Initiative 1515, an initiative that aims to repeal Washington's current non-discrimination protections.

Neighbors in Motion say more pedestrian, cyclist infrastructure needed on Mercer Island

  • Jul 7, 2016 at 3:48PM

As the Mercer Island City Council discusses its 2017-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), one group feels underrepresented in the discussion.

Plan for eastbound I-90, I-5 closures this weekend

  • Jul 7, 2016 at 4:43PM

The final round of Interstate 90 detours for the summer are scheduled to take place this weekend. Eastbound I-90 will be reduced to one lane and detoured to the express lanes from 11 p.m. on Friday, July 8 to 5 a.m. Monday, July 11.

Thank you, Mercer Island Community Fund, for helping programs for seniors | Letter

  • Jul 8, 2016 at 8:00AM

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors of the Mercer Island Farmers Market, I would like to thank the Mercer Island Community Fund for generously funding our 2016 community program, "Meet You at the Market!"

Mercer Island conducts efficiency audit of maintenance department

  • Jul 8, 2016 at 3:53PM

At the Mercer Island City Council's mini planning session in June, the group discussed the results of two interconnected audits of the maintenance department that consultants conducted. The studies were done to identify cost-saving opportunities in one of the city's largest departments.

Fake grenade found at Mercer Island’s Roanoke Inn

  • Jul 11, 2016 at 1:55PM

The Bellevue bomb squad was called out to the Roanoke Inn on Mercer Island Monday morning after an employee discovered what appeared to be a grenade in the parking lot.

Mercer Islander helps 12U softball team to state championship victory

  • Jul 12, 2016 at 11:32AM

The 12U Washington Ladyhawks took home the top prize at the 2016 National Softball Association state championship tournament, which was held June 24-26 in the Tri-Cities.

Mercer Islander runner-up at USA Taekwondo National Championships

  • Jul 12, 2016 at 1:30PM

Island 10-year-old Gordon Gibson was runner-up in his youth sparring division at the USA Taekwondo National Championships, which took place July 4-10 in Richmond, Virginia.

Mercer Island 10-11 All-Star team wins District 9 championship

  • Jul 12, 2016 at 2:30PM

The Mercer Island 10-11 All-Stars captured the District 9 championship, beating Eastlake 19-13 in the title game July 6 in Redmond.

Nancy Stewart is Mercer Island’s 2015 Citizen of the Year

  • Jul 12, 2016 at 3:03PM

Nancy Stewart, who has been bringing people in the Mercer Island community together through music for 35 years, was announced and honored as the 2015 Citizen of the Year.

Calkins Point on Mercer Island re-opens Thursday | City briefs

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 6:00AM

City news in Mercer Island.

MI’s Braman heads to LA as Steve Newman Spirit Award winner

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 9:00AM

Soccer and travel were two passions that helped define the late Steve Newman, the former longtime Mercer Island High School boys soccer coach who passed away in the fall of 2012.

Mercer Islander to fight for access to I-90 transit lanes

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 10:00AM

An Islander who received a ticket for driving alone in the Interstate-90 HOV lane in downtown Seattle is going to court to fight for the access he feels is guaranteed by a 1976 agreement between the state of Washington and local municipalities.

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