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Out & About | May 20

  • May 20, 2011 at 9:32AM

Mercer Island boys lacrosse beats Bainbridge for first title since 2006

  • May 28, 2011 at 10:00PM updated May 31, 2011 at 9:37AM

For the first time since 2006, the Mercer Island boys lacrosse team reigns supreme in the state. The Islanders beat Bainbridge on Saturday evening 5-3 in the division I state championship.

I-90 lawsuit moves east to Ellensburg

  • Jun 1, 2011 at 10:12AM

The Eastside Transportation Association and others including Bellevue developer Kemper Freeman, are continuing their quest to stop the construction of light rail in the center roadway of the I-90 floating bridge.

Mercer Island man dies from injuries suffered in Bellevue Way car collision

  • Jun 6, 2011 at 11:00AM updated at 4:35PM

A driver who was hit while trying to turn on to Bellevue Way last month died at Harborview Medical Center Saturday. The crash occurred on May 23 when a 60-year-old Mercer Island resident driving a BMW 528i was hit by a Mitsubishi flatbed truck while trying to turn on to Belleuve Way Southeast from the Sweyolocken boat ramp, Bellevue police said.

Bellevue author uses a Pacific Northwest backdrop in his bestselling legal thrillers

  • Jun 17, 2011 at 1:00AM updated Jun 28, 2011 at 10:44AM

Being a lawyer isn't typically thought of as a side job. But Bellevue resident Robert Dugoni has worked hard to financially rely less on his law practice and more on his real passion: writing novels. This New York Times bestselling author has written legal thrillers such as "The Jury Master," "Damage Control," "Wrongful Death," "Bodily Harm," and "Murder One," just released Tuesday.

Bellevue teacher displays his artistic talent under the streets of Mexico

  • Jun 28, 2011 at 10:33AM

Jason Schell has made the kind of mural that whets the appetite for public art pieces. Entitled “A Sunday Afternoon Under Mexico City,” the 34-year-old Bellevue School District teacher has created a sequence of six panels displaying an interconnected snapshot of life on the Metro, meditating on what he calls, “the profound experience in everyday life.”

Bellevue Civic Theatre presents 'Run for Your Wife' comedy

  • Jul 6, 2011 at 11:36AM

The original version of "Run for Your Wife" had British audiences rolling in the aisles. That's the same effect director Alan Wilkie has worked to achieve in Bellevue Civic Theatre's (BCT) production, which hits the Meydenbauer stage July 15.

Concert to benefit 81-year-old local jazz legend

  • Jul 13, 2011 at 3:36PM

To celebrate jazz musician and arranger, Bob Hammer, and his more than 60 years in the music industry, Full Circle Jazz ensemble will perform some of Hammer's arrangements from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. July 28 at Meydenbauer theater.

Exhibit at Omega Photo showcases western art

  • Jul 14, 2011 at 10:47AM

Omega Photo is showcasing a photo exhibition of western horse photography by nature and travel photographer, Darrell Gulin through July 31.

New dancers, repertory announced for PNB's 2011-12 season | Entertainment

  • Jul 18, 2011 at 1:01PM

Changes are coming to Pacific Northwest Ballet in the form of a few brand-new dancers.

Islander Aquathon expands

  • Jul 19, 2011 at 9:09AM

After a successful first run last year, the Islander Aquathon returns, this time with two chances for people to give it a try. As part of the new Pacific Aquathon Series, the Island event will be held on Aug. 3 and Aug. 31 at Luther Burbank Park.

Weekly arts roundup | Entertainment

  • Jul 20, 2011 at 12:00PM updated Jul 21, 2011 at 2:21PM

Weekly arts roundup

Bellevue Chamber Chorus announces auditions

  • Aug 4, 2011 at 8:18AM

Bellevue Chamber Chorus is holding auditions for experienced singers in all voice parts for its 2011-2012 season.

Bellevue artist wins art contest

  • Aug 4, 2011 at 8:21AM

Bellevue artist Suzanne DeCuir is the winner of this year's Daniel Smith Customer Art Contest. DeCuir's painting, Upper Deck, was selected from over 3,000 entries and appears on the back cover of the Daniel Smith August catalog.

Banker turned photographer has exhibit at Omega

  • Aug 4, 2011 at 8:33AM

Omega Photo is hosting an exhibit featuring the work of photographer Ron Brown. Brown, a Bellevue resident, began his working life in banking, but started his real career as a photographer when his wife challenged him to “find a passion, not just a hobby” when he retired.

District 9 falls to Southeast in World Series

  • Aug 15, 2011 at 5:00PM updated Aug 17, 2011 at 9:44AM

The hosts from District 9 have not always had the most success at the Junior Softball World Series. This year's group from Bellevue and Mercer Island is trying to change all of that.

Crowd of 200 chants 'jobs for all'

  • Aug 18, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 2:45PM

Protestors gathered on Thursday morning on the corner of 78th Avenue S.E. and S.E. 28th Street.

Mercer Island woman OK after driving car up utility pole

  • Aug 19, 2011 at 11:00AM updated Aug 22, 2011 at 1:06AM

A 74-year-old Mercer Island woman avoided injury - and potentially electrocution - after driving her car up a utility pole Friday morning. Bellevue Police Officer Seth Tyler said the woman was driving westbound on Lake Washington Boulevard and looking to make a slight left turn onto Overlake Drive East. She did not see oncoming traffic and swerved to the right. In her attempt to avoid the cars, Tyler said, the woman drove up a PSE guide wire.

MIHS boys golf earns first win of season | Sports roundup

  • Sep 1, 2011 at 10:04AM

The Mercer Island boys golf team picked up it's first win of the season in a conference match against Lake Washington, Liberty and Juanita.

Post office employee photographs women at Starbucks | Mercer Island Police Blotter

  • Sep 28, 2011 at 9:00AM updated at 3:29PM

A Starbucks store manager barred a post office employee from all Starbucks on Mercer Island, with police officers as witnesses, after the suspect used his break at 12 p.m. on Sept. 20 to take multiple photos of women employed at the South end Starbucks.

Bellevue holds off Mercer Island 43-28 | Prep Football

  • Sep 30, 2011 at 10:00PM updated Oct 1, 2011 at 10:20AM

Wolverine QB Tyler Hasty (1) just gets the pitch to RB Myles Jack (21) as he is wrapped up by Islander LB Brian Rauzi (25) during the second half at Mercer Island on Friday. Bellevue won 43-28.

Free youth heart screenings this Wednesday

  • Oct 3, 2011 at 9:15AM

The Nick of Time Foundation is offering free youth heart screenings Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Redmond High School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for anyone ages 10 to 25.

John Harrison leaving Mercer Island High School

  • Oct 6, 2011 at 12:00PM updated Oct 7, 2011 at 12:11PM

Mercer Island High School principal John Harrison announced Oct. 4 that he will be stepping down to take a position with the Bellevue School District, after six years at MIHS. His last day at MIHS is Oct. 13. MIHS is his fourth school as a principal, and fifth as an administrator.

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