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UW marching band will perform at MIHS football game Friday night

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 4:08PM

Islander football game also nominated for King 5 TV 'Game of the Week.'

Eye on MI | Pumpkin patch

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 11:00AM updated at 1:33PM

Giant orbs stand guard in the pea patch at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center.

Mercer Island School District says that tolling will cost $500,000

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 11:41AM

The public is invited to a meeting with WSDOT and Federal Highway officials on Oct. 21, at Mercer Island High School.

Friendship Circle Walk is Oct. 13 at Luther Burbank Park

  • Oct 10, 2013 at 12:00PM

On Oct. 13, The Friendship Circle will host its annual ‘Walk With Friendship’ event, a walk-a-thon to show support and raise awareness for children and teens with special needs.

'The shutdown is a disaster' | Q&A with Michael Medved

  • Oct 11, 2013 at 4:00PM updated Oct 14, 2013 at 9:35AM

A nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Michael Medved reaches an audience of 4.7 million with his daily broadcast on politics and pop culture.

Where will the money come from?

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 9:51AM

It is easy for candidates to state positions that please the electorate but are unrealistic. Many candidates will tell us what we want to hear while candidates who tell us the truth risk our ire. We then complain that politicians don’t keep their election promises. My hope for this election is that the more sensible, realistic electorate will prevail.

A taste of the islands arrives in town today for lunch

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 9:34AM

Sam Choy food truck arrives on the Island today for lunch.

Medic One levy renewal on the Nov. 5 general election ballot

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 10:29AM

In June, the King County Council passed an ordinance placing a six-year, 33.5 cent Medic One/EMS levy before the voters on this November’s ballot.

Attention artists | This Week

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 10:00AM

The Arts Council is accepting “Applications to Exhibit” for the 2014 Gallery year. The application deadline is Oct. 25.

Let's hear it for our clergy | On Faith

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Oct 17, 2013 at 11:47AM

The eleventh chapter of The Epistle to the Hebrews is often referred to as the “Hall of Faith.” The names of spiritual heroes embraced by Jews and Christians are listed.

An afternoon with Hollywood’s Anne Frank

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 12:51PM

The Stroum Jewish Community Center will host a film screening and discussion featuring an interview with the actress who portrayed Anne Frank on film.

Mercer Islanders ‘pumpkined’ as YFS champions

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 1:21PM

As the colors of fall emerge on the leaves outdoors, so do the rich colors of handcrafted glass pumpkins on sale at 12 Mercer Island locations.

City of Mercer Island I-90 tolling update | Island Forum

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 3:28PM

Islanders urged to attend WSDOT meeting Oct. 21 at Mercer Island High School.

Few attend WSDOT meeting on tolls

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 3:41PM

At a sparsely attended forum to gather input from Eastside residents about a legislative proposal to toll the Interstate 90 bridge at the cross-lake Washington corridor, many were upset that they may end up footing the bill to complete the State Route 520 bridge replacement program.

Wong is experienced manager of major public facilities

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 4:11PM

As chair of the Washington State Public Stadium Authority, I had the privilege of serving with board member Benson Wong. The Public Stadium Authority is a seven-member board appointed by the governor to represent the public’s ownership of Century Link Field and Event Center.

Islander polo reaches Lakes Tournament championship game

  • Oct 14, 2013 at 4:49PM

After great run to finals, boys fall to rival Bellevue.

View of ‘vibrant community’ is not mine

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 10:49AM

I am compelled to voice my opinion publicly after attending the voters forum on Tuesday. I listened to current City Council members, Tana Senn and Dan Grausz, espouse their vision of transforming our town center into a nightlife destination and business hub. They epiphanized it as a “vibrant city.” I question if they listen to Mercer Island residents.

Running with resolve

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Oct 17, 2013 at 11:11AM

The Islanders finished 14th in the seventh annual Twilight XC Invitational held in Marysville on Oct. 5.

Plastic bag ban is on the menu

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 10:00AM updated Oct 16, 2013 at 10:48AM

Council agrees regulating plastic bags is both symbolic and necessary.

Mercer Island Emmanuel Episcopal Church donates $2,000 to Youth & Family Services

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 11:47AM

The vestry of the Mercer Island Emmanuel Episcopal Church recently approved the Social Action Commission’s recommendation that a donation of $2,000 be made to the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services Foundation.

Eye on MI | Wagon ride

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 11:00AM updated Oct 17, 2013 at 12:46PM

Autumn leaves light the sky as a man and his son head to the children’s playground at Mercerdale Park.

Community calendar | All-Island Band Night is Oct. 18

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 1:27PM

Young Islander band musicians will join the Mercer Island High School marching band at halftime on the field at Islander stadium during the football game against Liberty High School.

Mercer Island man wins at Lotto

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 2:12PM

A Mercer Island man takes home winnings of $1.6 million from a ticket purchased at Jacksons on 78th Avenue S.E.

City's deer topiaries succumb to root rot

  • Oct 15, 2013 at 2:00PM updated Oct 17, 2013 at 5:16PM

The deer topiaries in the Park on the Lid, at the base of First Hill, will be permanently removed by the city after turning brown from poor soil conditions. Vandalism was also a problem. The city originally paid $4,500 for the three topiaries.

Under the glare of the lights

  • Oct 16, 2013 at 9:47AM

Under the bright lights of television cameras, the Mercer Island High School Islander football team took to the field under high expectations for a thrilling win against the Juanita Rebels.

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