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Pianos in the Parks return to Mercer Island

  • Jul 12, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jul 13, 2016 at 11:19AM

Seattle's popular summertime Pianos in the Parks program is making a return engagement this month. Each day — from July 8 through July 17 — a special piano will appear at a local park, waiting to be played for one day only. Then another piano, at another park.

Why you should get behind I-732 | Letter

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 12:00PM

I loved Bill Severson's letter of June 15 urging us to support Initiative 732 to fight climate change and save the planet for our children and grandchildren. And kudos to state Sen. Steve Litzow for endorsing I-732. But I want to tell Mercer Islanders more about why folks across the political spectrum can get behind I-732:

Mercer Island Visual Arts League hosts 42nd Junior Art Show

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 2:02PM

The Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) hosted the 42nd annual Junior Art Show, featuring art created by Islanders in kindergarten through high school, during last weekend's annual Summer Celebration event.

Proving to be long, hot summer for council | Letter

  • Jul 14, 2016 at 8:00AM

The solstice recently delivered some wonderful weather, and the Island's kids celebrated their emancipation by pouring out of classrooms into the sunshine that lit up streets and public parks.

More questions about ‘the voice-controlled home’ | Technology for Us

  • Jul 14, 2016 at 12:00PM

I don't mean to sound like Mister Grumpy but I'm wondering about whether the era of the voice-controlled fully automated home is really here.

Self-published author to speak at Island Books July 17

  • Jul 15, 2016 at 3:45PM

J. Stephen Funk wasn't always an author, though his second career was inspired by his first. He spent 48 years as a trial attorney in King County.

Mercer Island 9-10 All-Stars win district title

  • Jul 16, 2016 at 7:00AM

The Mercer Island 9-10 All-Stars took home the District 9 crown, beating Sammamish 9-1 in the championship final on July 10 at South Mercer Playfields.

Mercer Island settles injury lawsuit at $7.25 million

  • Jul 18, 2016 at 4:15PM

After reaching an out-of-court $6.95 million settlement deal with Susan Camicia last year, the city of Mercer Island settled another lawsuit last week involving a bike accident injury, this time mid-trial and for $7.25 million.

Husband-and-wife team form independent brokerage on Mercer Island

  • Jul 19, 2016 at 1:18PM

The Shay Group, locally owned and operated by First Hill residents Scott and Megan Shay, is now InPeak Properties, LLC. Its offices are located at 2448 76th Ave. SE, Suite 205 on Mercer Island.

Adventure Playground returns to Mercer Island

  • Jul 19, 2016 at 1:18PM

Mercer Island's Adventure Playground, sponsored by JayMarc Homes, is a one-of-a-kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure.

Mercer Island FC Maroon wins GU16 division at Kent Cornucopia tourney

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 10:43AM

The Mercer Island FC Maroon girls soccer team claimed the top spot in its GU16 division at the Kent Cornucopia tournament, which was held July 8-10 in Kent.

Concerned Citizens file second Mercer Island parks petition

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 10:52AM

The Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks (CCMIP) filed a second Protect our Parks initiative petition, based on a "no-net-loss" of parkland provision, with the city on June 30.

Mercer Island’s Calkins Point reopens to public

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 11:00AM

On July 14, the city of Mercer Island held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and Pianos in the Parks concert to celebrate the reopening of Calkins Point in Luther Burbank Park.

Thumbs up to library opening, down to parks petition | Editorial

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 12:00PM

Thumbs up to whoever planted the beautiful wild flowers on the Island Crest Way median.

Mercer Island Library to reopen Saturday | City briefs

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 12:00PM

City news in Mercer Island.

Mercer Island FC Thunder wins GU15 title at Kent Cornucopia

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 1:00PM

The Mercer Island FC Girls U15 Thunder won its division title at the Kent Cornucopia tournament, beating Kitsap County's Silver FC 2-1 in the GU15 championship final on July 10 in Kent.

“Harry Potter” book set stolen from Mercer Island condo | Police Blotter

  • Jul 20, 2016 at 2:00PM

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.

New Seasons hosts vendor fair for local makers; seeks more from Mercer Island

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 8:00AM

New Seasons Market hosted a day of one-on-one meetings between its buyers and prospective vendors from the Puget Sound area on July 13.

Mercer Island lacrosse alumni compete at Vail tournament

  • Jul 21, 2016 at 8:00AM

Fifteen Mercer Island lacrosse alumni joined forces in Vail, Colorado over the Fourth of July weekend to participate in the Vail Lacrosse Tournament as members of Team TW-21. The Vail tournament is widely regarded as the most prestigious annual club lacrosse tournament in the world. Most teams in the tournament are composed of alumni from NCAA Division I-III programs and team TW-21 was the only team in the field of 18 that was composed primarily of alumni from a single high school.

Youth Theatre Northwest presents ‘Glinda of Oz’ this month

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 10:50AM

For over 30 years, Youth Theatre Northwest has served youth from the Puget Sound region with high-quality arts education, producing dynamic theatre for thousands of families, introducing young audiences to the magic of the performing arts while inspiring developing actors with the thrill of live performance.

When is a ‘lease’ really a deed by another name? | Letter

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 11:19AM

Will the lease, written by and for the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA), really be a lease, or will it, for all intents and purposes, be a deed, transferring control of the park to a private corporation? It surely will not be a lease like the documents with which most of us are familiar.

Athletes for Kids recognized as top mentoring program by statewide organization

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 12:00PM

Athletes for Kids, a youth mentoring program that matches children who have special needs with high school athletes in East King County, was named an Expert Partner by Mentoring Works Washington.

Mercer Island Rotary welcomes new president Bruce Fletcher

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 1:00PM

The Rotary Club of Mercer Island welcomed its new club president, Bruce Fletcher, on July 1.

The fascist and Donald Trump | Letter

  • Jul 22, 2016 at 3:00PM

History moves in epochs, led by bold and narcissistic leaders. If none appears, nothing happens to qualify as history. They don't need to be moral or virtuous, but they must be perceived so by the masses.

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