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Multimedia artist says Mercer Island life encouraged creativity

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 9:51AM

Mixed-media artist and Mercer Island native Mark Berry is on a mission to share his creative talent with the world. Born in Seattle and raised on the Island, this veteran of the artistic world brings lessons learned in his youth to realization in his work now.

Woman arrested a block from QFC after stealing 8 bottles of alcohol | Mercer Island Police Blotter

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 10:46AM

Eight bottles of alcohol were stolen from QFC in the 7800 block of S.E. 28th Street on Wednesday evening. The suspect, a 57-year-old Seattle woman who was a known shoplifter, was seen going through the self check-out and neglecting to pay for the alcohol.

Mercer Island Rite Aid has a new look after complete remodel

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 4:47PM

Step inside the North end Rite Aid, and you will see that it has been transformed with a complete makeover. A grand opening celebration will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17, with free health screenings.

Letter | Weighing our state’s high cost of doing business

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 1:11PM

Washington state has many attributes that attract new employers to our beautiful state. The challenge may be convincing them to stay here.

Mercer Island School District budgeting finally underway

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Aug 15, 2013 at 8:05AM

The Mercer Island School District had to wait to get final figures from the state in order to prepare their budget for the coming school term, which is now just weeks away.

Eye on MI | Beach play

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 4:44PM

Children play in the sand and water at Groveland Beach in late July as a lifeguard watches from the dock in Lake Washington.

Day care buddies become day care business partners

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Aug 15, 2013 at 8:11AM

From the age of 3, best friends Alli Drinkard and Jessica Dixon were on a mission. Since meeting at a Mercer Island home nursery school, the two tykes have been confident that they would grow up to be ‘Daycare Ladies’ together.

Iams, Eukanuba dog food recalled for possible Salmonella contamination

  • Aug 15, 2013 at 8:00AM updated at 10:04AM

The Proctor & Gamble Company has recalled Iams and Eukanuba dry pet food because of possible Salmonella contamination.

Mercer Island soccer player takes trip of a lifetime

  • Aug 15, 2013 at 8:39AM

It wasn’t long after Mercer Island High School boys soccer head coach Steve Newman died that his family and Mercer Island friends wanted to do something in his name.

Washington’s unemployment up slightly, but job growth continues

  • Aug 14, 2013 at 3:33PM

Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was an estimated 6.9 percent in July, a slight increase over the 6.8 percent rates of May and June, according to the latest report from the state’s Employment Security Department.

Get ‘green’ and go solar with Puget Sound Energy | News brief

  • Aug 15, 2013 at 11:55AM

PSE Green Power customers can win a solar power system. Puget Sound Energy’s Green Power Program is offering a solar photovoltaic system to one lucky winner in PSE’s electric service area.

Learn about plans for new schools at listening sessions, Aug. 27-28

  • Aug 15, 2013 at 12:09PM

The Mercer Island School District will host two more listening sessions for the community to learn about ongoing plans to build and expand the schools on the Island.

Food and music at farmers market this Sunday | This Week

  • Aug 15, 2013 at 12:05PM

This Sunday’s Mercer Island Farmers Market will feature funk rock, jazz band Strange Nails, and more hands-on kids activities and the master gardeners.

Commissioner of Public Lands lifts ban on certain campfires in Western Washington

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 8:25AM

Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark announced today that he is lifting the ban on recreational fires in approved fire pits on forest lands under Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fire protection within state, county, municipal or other campgrounds west of the Cascade Mountains crest.

King County Sheriff's Office to host 911 Citizen's Academy

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 8:42AM

Local residents will have a prime opportunity to learn about the internal workings of the 911 emergency dispatch center when the King County Sheriff's Office hosts its next 911 Citizen’s Academy on Sept. 28.

Four new restaurants coming to Bellevue's Crossroads Shopping Center

  • Aug 15, 2013 at 9:11AM

Four new restaurants are being added to the eclectic lineup of locally-owned and authentic international eateries at Crossroads Shopping Center in Bellevue.

SR 99 closure planned late Friday, early Saturday for bridge demolition

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 10:15AM

If you plan to head into Seattle this weekend or use SR 99, there are some important traffic alerts to be aware of.

Ultimate Frisbee's West Coast Cup tournament comes to Renton this weekend

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 1:57PM

Fans of Ultimate Frisbee can catch some of the west coast's best players in Renton this weekend as teams converge on Renton Memorial Stadium for the West Coast Cup

Work planned for community center parking lot in late August

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Aug 19, 2013 at 8:16AM

The Mercer Island Community & Event Center’s parking lot will be undergoing repair and maintenance work from Aug. 26 through Aug. 30.

Local firefighters come together for rescue drills on Mercer Island

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 2:17PM

Firefighters from around the region are participating in rescue drills at the East Channel Bridge and the Mercer Island boat launch this week. Mercer Island fire personnel joined a host of fire departments in the East Metro Training Group — including Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and Northshore — for the training, focusing on confined space and rope rescue scenarios.

Free car washes at Brown Bear on Thursday, Aug. 22 in honor of anniversary

  • Aug 16, 2013 at 12:30PM

Brown Bear Car Wash is offering free car washes to customers on Thursday, Aug. 22 in honor of the company's 56th anniversary.

Kemper Development submits design plans for Bellevue Square expansion

  • Aug 19, 2013 at 9:00AM updated at 3:45PM

Kemper Development has submitted design plans for the expansion of Bellevue Square's southeast corner.

County’s first female firefighter, Pauline Reed dies at 70

  • Aug 19, 2013 at 10:00AM updated at 2:08PM

Pauline Reed, who resided on Mercer Island for 46 years, died on Sunday, Aug. 4.

GOP ready to set their tone for the next election cycle

  • Aug 19, 2013 at 10:22AM

Gov. Jay Inslee is enjoying a two-week vacation hiking in Alaska, probably thinking little about a second term.

Letter | EIS will not prevent tolls on Interstate 90

  • Aug 19, 2013 at 11:30AM

Mercer Island officials are making a mistake if they think an EIS will prevent the Legislature from imposing I-90 tolls to help fund 520 bridge construction.

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