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Eye on MI | FDR's grandson

  • Sep 23, 2013 at 9:54AM

John Roosevelt Boettiger, the grandson of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is the 4-year-old blond-haired boy pictured on the far right in 1943. Don Gulliford, a longtime Mercer Island resident, remembers attending the Emmanuel Church Nursery School in the old Guild Hall.

Homecoming celebration ends with Mercer Island victory | Photos

  • Sep 23, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Sep 25, 2013 at 4:29PM

The Islanders won the Friday night football game, defeating Lake Washington, 34-3, after the Homecoming parade.

$4,730 in items stolen while victims attend funeral | Police

  • Sep 23, 2013 at 11:58AM

A home in the 9700 block of S.E. 40th Street was burglarized while the residents were attending a funeral. Burglars used a rock to break through the 10-by-10-foot window in the back door.

‘Up with People’ | This Week

  • Sep 23, 2013 at 11:00AM

The 100-member international cast of the youth leadership organization, ‘Up with People,’ will perform on Sept. 29 at McCaw Hall in Seattle.

Metro Transit begins fall service Sept. 28

  • Sep 23, 2013 at 12:27PM

Don’t expect more buses to ease overcrowding on busy routes.

MI water polo off to 2-0 league start

  • Sep 23, 2013 at 1:59PM

The Islanders started the season with two wins over league contenders Newport and Roosevelt.

Mercer Island woman wins awards for needlework at state fair

  • Sep 23, 2013 at 2:53PM

Teresa Hall, a Mercer Island resident, has been awarded multiple awards in the needlepoint competition at the 2013 Washington State Fair in Puyallup.

Days of the dragon

  • Sep 23, 2013 at 3:37PM

Back in the time when the dragon was proposed (at Island Crest Park), I was asked if my company, Kaiser Cement, would donate the cement for the stucco.

Mercer Island is national 'Green Power Community of the Year'

  • Sep 23, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Sep 24, 2013 at 2:52PM

Sustainability efforts coordinated with energy conservation brings national award to Island.

Island Broiler to open in former Alpenland space

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 9:40AM

In four weeks the Island Broiler will take over the former Alpenland location. Alpenland first opened in 1974 and closed for good earlier this year. The new restaurant is expected to open during the week of Oct. 20 after construction is completed.

About Twitter and ‘animal spirits’ | Finance

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 10:08AM

It seems like our little “correction” appears to be over. The stock market indexes are all at or near all-time highs. Investors continue to remain comfortable with the “goldilocks” environment (not too hot, not too cold) for stocks.

Support parking in Town Center

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 10:17AM

Like all cities, Mercer Island is growing. Unlike many cities, our unique Island city has hard boundaries within which to accommodate new growth and keep the conveniences that a small city affords.

Islanders blow away the Kangs

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 10:33AM

A new MIHS press box and concession stand opened during the Homecoming football game, which Mercer Island won over the Lake Washington Kangaroos, 34-3. But the road ahead for the Islanders will not be so easy. Top-ranked Bellevue kept its winning streak intact in predictable fashion against 2A Sammamish, beating the Totems 49-0 after building a 42-0 lead at the half.

‘Grandparent scam’ hits Mercer Island again

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 10:47AM

A Mercer Island couple were conned recently into thinking a grandson needed help and wired $3,000 to thieves. They are embarrassed and horrified, but they are not alone. In the so-called ‘grandparent scam,’ older adults are tricked into thinking a relative is in trouble and needs money, then end up wiring cash to strangers.

Community calendar | Boy Scouts popcorn

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Sep 25, 2013 at 2:05PM

Boy Scout Troop 624 is hosting their annual Popcorn Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. over the weekend, Sept. 28-29, at the north and south Mercer Island QFCs. The popcorn sales help to fund local Boy Scout programs.

16 Islanders named top lacrosse players

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 1:11PM

Lists of student athletes to watch for in upcoming college picks.

School Board ready to approve bond

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 1:14PM

Board to vote Thursday to put $98.8 million measure on February 2014 ballot.

Council needs more than single-issue members

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 3:38PM

We do not need single-issue Council members. Mercer Island is a complex community with internal issues, off-Island issues both east and west, and a role to play in regional issues as well.

County launches ‘on the ground’ health enrollment campaign

  • Sep 24, 2013 at 4:36PM

An ambitious effort hits high gear this week, aiming to enroll 180,000 King County residents in a new health insurance program through Obamacare.

Cummings named a National Student Poet

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 9:33AM

Mercer Island High School senior Nathan Cummings is one of six high school students named as a National Student Poet by a panel of jurors from National Medal winners of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

More building in Town Center

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 2:22PM

Two mixed-use projects will add 66 homes and maybe commuter parking.

Islanders to run in KingCo cross country jamboree

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 9:50AM

The Islanders will be participating in the KingCo XC jamboree on Wednesday at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Mailing to women for Grausz paid for by campaign

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 9:41AM

The Bertlin and Senn endorsement letter and accompanying envelope with their names displayed give the impression that their endorsement is one done on their own initiative and at their own expense. Yet, if one uses a magnifying glass, down at the bottom of the letter’s second page, it reads, “Paid for by the Dan Grausz Re-Election Committee.”

Thrift Store fall hours

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 9:23AM

Beginning Oct. 1, donation hours at the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Thrift Store will be Monday through Saturday, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Blood drive today | This Week

  • Sep 25, 2013 at 9:25AM

A blood drive will be held between 1 and 7 p.m. today, Sept. 25, at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

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