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Mercer Island’s ‘Food Revolution’ dinner is Oct. 3

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 10:33AM

The Mercer Island Food Revolution invites families to take a night off from cooking and attend a delicious community dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

Youth Theatre Northwest presents “I’M/MIGRATION” | This Week

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 10:26AM

“I’M/MIGRATION,” a ‘performance festival,’ offers several short pieces “exploring migration through the lens of the youth experience.” Performances are Oct. 4-6.

Council member Grausz finds common ground

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 10:06AM

I have known Dan Grausz for over 15 years and know that he truly cares about this community. During his 14 years on the Council, he has always been well prepared at Council meetings, holds city staff accountable when their proposals need to be challenged.

Register for online MISD emergency information

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 10:11AM

Winter weather is coming and it is time to ensure that you are registered to receive emergency updates via email and text.

Council members’ letter is ‘political hit piece’

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 11:00AM

Last week I received a letter that appeared to be official city business from Council members Bertlin and Senn. Upon opening this letter, I discovered it was a misleading piece of political advertisement, directed at me solely because of my gender.

Islanders do not support I-90 toll

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 1:58PM

Islanders have been clear: we overwhelmingly do not support tolls on I-90. We are organized, thanks to Lisa Belden and Eva Zemplenyi, and we’re still ready to resist tolling going forward. This fight is making progress but is far from over.

No ‘deals’ on parking were made for Legacy project

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 11:51AM

While I realize that during election season the truth gets stretched, the letter in the Sept. 25 Reporter attacking Council member Jane Meyer Brahm and me for our vote on the Legacy (former True Value site) project takes distortion of the facts to a new level.

Dismayed by misrepresentation in letter to voters

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 12:19PM

Our family recently received a campaign letter addressed to “Women of Mercer Island,” signed by Council members Debbie Bertlin and Tana Senn. Quite frankly, we are dismayed that two of our elected representatives have stooped to this level of misrepresentation.

Don’t wait, a mammogram can save your life

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 12:11PM

Every week, more than 100 women in Washington state are diagnosed with breast cancer. The good news is, when caught early, a woman’s five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 98 percent.

Woman steals $300 from QFC cash register at night | Police

  • Oct 3, 2013 at 1:00PM updated Oct 8, 2013 at 3:02PM

A 29-year-old woman entered the North end QFC at night and stole $300 out of a cash register after prying it open just after 4 a.m. She returned to the store multiple times and stole various tobacco products.

Island Voters Forum is Oct. 8 | This Week

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 9:00AM

The Mercer Island League of Women Voters and the Mercer Island Reporter will host a voters forum at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Islander Middle School.

Toxics: current laws are weak

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 11:00AM

The Washington state Legislature will again be considering the Toxic Free Kids and Families’ Act in the coming session. I urge all Mercer Island readers to contact Sen. Steve Litzow to pass this legislation to make sure our kids and our families have the benefit of strong regulation for safe chemicals in all products that we buy.

Two Mercer Island blood drives are Oct. 14 and Nov. 1

  • Oct 4, 2013 at 1:00PM

In the next few weeks, there are two blood drives set for Mercer Island on behalf of the Puget Sound Blood Center. The first is between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, at Farmers Insurance.

WIC program at risk if federal government shutdown continues

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 10:48AM

Despite the federal government shutdown, Washington’s Women, Infants, and Children Food and Nutrition Program has funding to continue service through October. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reallocated funding to cover the costs for the month.

Involved citizen Scheid is not one-issue candidate

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 2:54PM

There has been a concerted effort of late, not least of all in the “letters to the editor” section of this newspaper, to paint Kevin Scheid as a one-issue candidate. As it happens, the portrait of the City Council candidate that has emerged from this effort bears little resemblance to the man himself, as even a cursory glance at his website or campaign literature will demonstrate.

Cursive or clear

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 11:32AM

Handwriting matters — but does cursive matter? The fastest, clearest handwriters join only some letters: making the easiest joins, skipping others, using print-like forms of letters whose cursive and printed forms disagree.

Yollin graduates from Marine Corps boot camp

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 12:00PM updated at 4:35PM

Private Charles David Yollin, 18, of Mercer Island, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, on Oct. 4, 2013.

Mercer Islander saw value in old phone technology

  • Oct 7, 2013 at 3:00PM updated Oct 8, 2013 at 10:22AM

Islander’s museum preserves history of the telephone in the Pacific Northwest.

Benson Wong committed to open space, Town Center

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 10:55AM

I am supporting Benson Wong for City Council Position 6 because he is committed to preserving the open spaces on the Island while developing a vibrant downtown ... with less traffic congestion.

Community calendar | Mercer Island Parent Edge event is Oct. 15

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 10:59AM

Science writer Annie Murphy Paul will speak about her coming book, “Brilliant - The New Science of Smart,” about new research on learning.

Volunteers drive thrift store profit

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 10:29AM

Fewer volunteers, students bring down store revenues this summer.

Eye on MI | Popcorn for a cause

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 10:51AM

Boy Scout Troop 624 sold $2,679 in popcorn during the annual fundraiser at both Mercer Island QFCs over the last weekend of September. Proceeds support local Scout programs.

Grausz solves problems, improves our community

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 10:45AM

I have spent my professional career as a lawyer representing clients in complex business transactions. I have also been engaged in civic life as a trustee in the King County Library System, as well as in our Jewish community and its social service organizations.

Try this at home: track energy produced by city solar panels

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 11:14AM

The energy production of the city’s new solar array can be viewed on an online graph. Additional hardware has recently been installed to the solar panel at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center.

Mercer Island Reporter wins four awards in newspaper contest

  • Oct 8, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Oct 15, 2013 at 2:33PM

The staff of the Mercer Island Reporter has won four awards from the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association in the 2013 Better Newspaper Contest.

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