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Try new fitness equipment at Mercer Island Community Center for free

  • Aug 16, 2016 at 9:31AM

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation announced that the fitness room at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center (MICEC) is now equipped with new cardio and strength machines, and the community is invited to try it out for free.

As Mercer Island’s Antique Kids celebrate 20 years, original member hangs up her dancing shoes

  • Aug 16, 2016 at 2:21PM

After an eight-number performance by the line dancing Antique Kids last Tuesday at Covenant Shores to celebrate the group's 20th anniversary, one of its original members, Fay Christensen, announced that she would be retiring.

$1,100 in cash and $2,000 in jewelry stolen in Mercer Island | Police Blotter

  • Aug 17, 2016 at 7:00AM

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.

New fines for motorists passing school buses illegally | City briefs

  • Aug 17, 2016 at 9:00AM

City news in Mercer Island.

Mostly Music concludes Thursday and MIPA concert is Tuesday | Music news

  • Aug 17, 2016 at 1:00PM

Upcoming concerts in Mercer Island.

Wellman leads Litzow in 41st with primary results certified

  • Aug 17, 2016 at 1:30PM

The results for the August primary were certified on Aug. 16, and Islanders and incumbents Tana Senn and Judy Clibborn, both Democrats, won their respective races in the 41st District.

Blood donors needed as supply reaches emergency levels

  • Aug 17, 2016 at 2:53PM

Bloodworks Northwest is sending out an urgent appeal for donors with type O blood after their inventories dipped to emergency levels earlier this week.

MIFC Thunder win Federal Way Blast Off tournament

  • Aug 17, 2016 at 3:07PM

The Mercer Island FC GU15 Thunder finished off its summer tournament season with a first-place finish in the Federal Way Blast Off tournament, which took place Aug. 5-7.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign runs Aug. 19-Sept. 5

  • Aug 18, 2016 at 9:00AM

Washington law enforcement officers — including those from the Mercer Island Police Department — will join the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign aimed at encouraging everyone to get a safe ride, especially if alcohol, prescription or over-the-counter medicine, or other drug use might be causing any impairment.

Federal legal question could disrupt I-90 access in Mercer Island

  • Aug 9, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Aug 18, 2016 at 11:38AM

A determination by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) that "allowing Mercer Island SOV access to the new outer roadway HOV lanes would violate federal law" could cause a setback in the city's efforts to maintain Interstate 90 access for its residents.

Mercer Island ‘pay to park’ benefits | Letter

  • Aug 18, 2016 at 11:42AM

Mercer Islanders should be especially supportive of "pay to park" as the way to meet their commuting needs.

Do students tell the truth on surveys? | YFS Advice

  • Aug 18, 2016 at 12:00PM

Dear Cindy,

Sen. Murray visits Eastside to talk about job training

  • Aug 18, 2016 at 1:00PM

Zoe Melendez showed up to her first day of school with no hair, no fingernails and no toenails. She had just been laid off from her job in a career she had been a part of for more than 25 years and was battling breast cancer.

Governor’s cynical politics | Letter

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 8:01AM

Kill the fatted calf. Gov. Jay Inslee announced he is going to unstick Interstate 405.

MIPD commander takes final plunge

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 11:37AM

Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) Marine Patrol Sergeant Brian Noel, Services Commander Leslie Burns and Training Sergeant Jeff Magnan jump into Lake Washington after Seafair Weekend.

Mercer Island posts FAQ for future I-90 access | City briefs

  • Aug 22, 2016 at 5:45PM

City news in Mercer Island.

Margaret Quarles, former Mercer Island Citizen of the Year, dies at 101

  • Aug 23, 2016 at 10:00AM

Longtime Island resident Margaret Engstrom Quarles died on Aug. 7 from a heart malfunction. She was 101 years old.

Mercer Island Rockers win division II final to wrap season

  • Aug 23, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:08AM

It may have taken a little bit longer than expected, but things finally came around for the Mercer Island Rockers.

Eastside FC G99 wins U18 division at San Diego Surf Cup

  • Aug 23, 2016 at 2:00PM

Islanders Kendall Riley and Camryn Steiner helped the Eastside FC G99 Red team win its U18 division at the San Diego Surf Cup, which took place July 30 through Aug. 1.

Mercer Island revises field use and reservation policy

  • Aug 23, 2016 at 3:00PM

Mercer Island recently revised its policy for field use and reservations, aiming to ensure that all user groups are given a chance to use parks and city athletic fields.

King County launches Shockingly Simple campaign for AED registration

  • Aug 23, 2016 at 3:30PM

King County Public Health recently launched a "Shockingly Simple" campaign to spread the word about the importance of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and registering them so first responders can locate the nearest device in an emergency.

Farmers markets open across King County

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 1:15PM

Celebrate spring with fresh, healthy and locally grown produce and other agricultural products as King County farmers markets open for the season.

Mercer Island Sister City Association summer exchange

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 5:10PM

The Mercer Island Sister City Association is organizing a summer exchange to France for students this summer. Students will stay in the home of a French student in Thonon les Bains, France for three weeks, then host the student in their home on Mercer Island for three weeks. High school and college students are invited to apply. For information and applications, contact Sheila Billbe, 230-0866 or Jane Meyer Brahm, 232-0701.

The Mercer Island Yoga Community is sponsoring a Yogathon

  • May 14, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 1:17PM

The Mercer Island Yoga Community is sponsoring a Yogathon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 17 at the CCMV to benefit Mercer Island Youth and Family Services. All levels of experience are welcome. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. A minimum donation of $20 is suggested. If you are interested in being a sponsor call 275-7751 or e-mail


  • May 14, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 1:34PM

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