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Motorcycle fatalities surge in August | Many accidents caused by rider errors

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 3:00PM

As the warm days continue, the Department of Licensing is urging motorcycle riders to use caution when out riding. Forty-eight riders have lost their lives so far this year, an increase over this time last year.

News briefs

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 4:00PM

This month, the United States Department of the Treasury will introduce a new debit card option for recipients of Social Security payments and other federal benefits. Information about the new payment option will be included with regular Social Security check payments this month.

High school radio station finds new home at 88.9 FM

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 11:00AM

The Mercer Island High School radio station has a new home. For the past four years, KMIH had been teetering on the edge of its FM wavelength, 104.5, nearly pushed off by a bigger Oregon station vying for the same dial number. Because the high school-run radio station was considered a “Class D” educational station, KMIH did not have the commercial clout to defend its long-standing home in the face of competition. And so Nick DeVogel, director of the MIHS radio station, turned to professionals for help.

Mercer Island beats Lake Washington 7-6 to open football season

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 1:42PM

The Mercer Island High School football team went through some big changes during the offseason. A new head coach, realignment of the KingCo league and some dramatic changes on the field resulted in the Islanders’ first win of the season, 7-6, on Friday against Lake Washington.

Islander XC looks for new challenges

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Cross country is a sport that is thought of, primarily, as an individual sport. Running tests one’s endurance, speed and mental fortitude. But the emphasis on team at Mercer Island High School has led the girls squad to be a perennial state contender and the boys to push their way to the top.

Islander girls soccer is healthy and ready to win

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

If a girls soccer player made it through the entire season in 2007 without injury, she was in the minority. Eleven out of 18 players missed time last year due to torn ACLs, twisted ankles and a litany of other ailments that made the team look like a traveling emergency room. The result was a frustrating season that saw Mercer Island miss the playoffs and slide to the bottom of the division with just five wins.

Water polo’s new era uses past success as blueprint

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Most high school teams change from year to year. That change can sometimes include a new coach, an extra non-league tournament, transition of talent and sometimes a new place to play home games. For the Mercer Island boys water polo team, change means all of the above.

Looking for some competition | Boys tennis loses biggest rival, challenge in Newport

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 4:00PM

Most 3A KingCo high school tennis seasons come down to Mercer Island and Newport. The rest of the teams play for third or fourth place. This year, the only team left of those two schools in 3A KingCo after realignment is Mercer Island.

One more chance | Volleyball looks to build on success

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 4:00PM

The feeling of a lost opportunity fell over the Mercer Island High School girls volleyball team following state last year. The team swept through KingCo for an undefeated season and league title. The team then placed second at the district tournament only to be sent home prior to placing at state.

Youthful golf team aims high

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

No boys golf team in the past decade has won KingCo in three consecutive seasons. Last year’s repeat of the KingCo title was not only a great achievement for the squad, but it gave the boys a chance to make history.

Completing the dream | Girls swim striving for state title after second last year

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 4:00PM

The second-place finish at the state meet last year was a sign that the Mercer Island girls swim team’s climb to the top was almost complete.

Deloitte Consulting LLP promotes Mercer Island's Tom Captain

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 4:00PM

Islander Tom Captain, a 27-year industry veteran and a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, has been named vice chairman and global U.S. leader of Deloitte’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry group. This group provides audit, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to commercial aerospace, military aircraft, defense electronics, missile defense, land and naval platforms and space companies, along with their suppliers, investors and customers.

This Week

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Mercer Island High School’s first graduating class will celebrate its 50th reunion this weekend with three days of activities. For information, call (206) 232-0885 or e-mail sallylarryb@msn.com

Escape from the Rock

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

WSU program comes to Mercer Island

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 4:00PM

Washington State University King County Extension’s popular Forest Stewardship coached planning course for forest landowners is coming to Mercer Island, Sept. 17. Packed with practical information and guidance from an array of resource professionals, this course uses a hands-on approach to help landowners decide how to manage their forests for ecological, recreational and/or economic benefits. Instructors guide the class through the process of developing a written forest stewardship plan, which can be used to qualify for property tax reduction.

Mercer Islander brings innovation to Seattle's Belltown with 'Spur'

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 2:42PM

It’s not every day that someone who grows up on Mercer Island becomes a chef and owner of his own restaurant, but this is just what has happened to Brian McCracken — the owner of Spur, Belltown’s newest and greatest gastropub. Along with Chef Dana Tough, McCracken has turned what once housed Mistral into a sophisticated restaurant and bar.

Spur Heirloom Lettuces with Champagne Vinaigrette

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 3:00PM

Spur Heirloom Lettuces with Champagne Vinaigrette

What to consider about taking SAT subject tests

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Question: What are the subject tests and should I be thinking about taking them?

Fall is the time to consider change in the garden

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Autumn is filled with change. The garden changes from new life and production to a quiet shutting down. Leaves begin falling, the summer flowers fade; but if you look closely, life emerges with the fall flowers and the beauty of the changing leaves.

Track all the weather you want underground

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

September is here. The kids are back in school. And the fall equinox is right around the corner. With summer virtually over, new interests present themselves and the perpetual technology learning curve continues to challenge us all.

School District’s 2020 Vision to define what students need now

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Sep 18, 2013 at 3:59PM

It’s a new year in the Mercer Island School District, and I am pleased and honored to be serving in the role of Superintendent — my first official year in this position. Your School Board and I are excited about the year ahead and eager to share the excitement we feel as we embark, once again, on this wonderful journey of educating students for the 21st century.

Mercer Island teachers support Bellevue strike

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 3:42PM

Teachers from across Bellevue gathered behind picket signs last week, striking in solidarity for higher wages and a more flexible curriculum.

New priests join St. Monica

  • Sep 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2013 at 4:20PM

After a year without a permanent priest, Mercer Island’s St. Monica Church has two new priests to minister to its faith community.

“Green” packaging requires a crash-course on compostable versus biodegradable products

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:20PM

Responding to calls to go “green,” food establishments are increasingly using environmentally friendly packaging, but the terms often used to describe “green” materials are confusing. Of particular concern to composters is confusion between biodegradable and compostable food packaging and materials.

Top Pot Doughnuts moves to Eastside

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:20PM

The first time Starbucks’ chairman Howard Schultz bought a dozen Top Pot Doughnuts, co-founder Mark Klebeck was flattered. The Seattle-based doughnut and coffee shop had been open for only one year.

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