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City council mini planning session is Saturday| City briefs

  • Jun 10, 2016 at 11:41AM

City news in Mercer Island.

The productive narcissistic leader | Letter

  • Jun 10, 2016 at 9:00AM

The difference between Donald Trump and God is that God doesn't think He is Trump. God is not a narcissist preoccupied with Himself.

The ABCs of life for graduates | On Faith

  • Jun 10, 2016 at 7:00AM

Accept responsibility for your own actions. Trying to pass the buck will get you sacked.

Mercer Island Boy Scouts earn Eagle rank

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 2:00PM

An Eagle Scout celebration for five members of Boy Scout Troop 647 was held on Saturday at the summit of Crystal Mountain.

Clibborn has been in office too long | Letter

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 1:00PM

On May 12, I sent a registered letter to our Mercer Island state Rep. Judy Clibborn. To date, Clibborn has elected not to respond to my questions.

Covenant Shores supports National Red Nose Day

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 12:00PM

Covenant Shores residents and staff came together to have some fun, laugh and don silly red clown noses to support National Red Nose Day on May 26.

Mercer Island City Council finalizes Town Center plan

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2016 at 10:30AM

The Mercer Island City Council voted 4-2 to adopt an updated Town Center development code at its June 6 meeting, after a two-year planning process that has involved many stakeholders, experts, city meetings, public hearings, citizen input and a contentious debate on the future of development and housing capacity in the community.

Mercer Island 10U Thunder wins Memorial Day tournament

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2016 at 9:44AM

The Mercer Island 10U Thunder baseball team conquered all at the Bend Elks Memorial Day Tournament, which took place May 28-30 in Bend, Oregon.

Grausz’s misstatement | Letter

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 9:00AM

The May 25 Mercer Island Reporter contained an article that contained a statement from Councilmember Dan Grausz. Below, without comment, is Mr. Grausz's statement and a reply to my email received that same day from the Public Disclosure Commission.

Mercer Island juniors to attend Washington Aerospace Scholars summer program

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 7:00AM

Four Mercer Island High School students have been selected to participate in the second phase of the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program. They are Nicholas Eriksson, Ren Jaecks, LC Chen and Leah Paborsky.

Mercer Island’s Covenant Shores welcomes new executive chef

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 6:00AM

Covenant Shores has tapped the culinary talent of Gerald (Jerry) Phipps, an award-winning local chef with more than 35 years of experience, to serve as executive chef at the faith-based, nonprofit continuing care retirement community. He is employed by the community's dining services provider Sodexo and will report to Covenant Shores dining services Director Michele Bergley, according to a press release sent June 1.

Foundation Means Freedom at the School of Visual Concepts

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 5:55PM

The Seattle school helps its students get ahead by focusing on core creative concepts.

Imagine: Northwood School in Mercerdale Park | Letter

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:00PM

As you approach Northwood School from 40th Street for the public dedication and open house from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, imagine a building with approximately the same 40th Street frontage as Northwood plunked down on Mercerdale Park, between the Farmers Insurance building and the skate park.

Donation Day is June 8 | Island Forum

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 12:00PM

A central pillar of our Island community is a shared commitment to enabling our youth to reach their full potential. Together, we have invested in and built one of the best K-12 educational experiences in the country, which helps nurture and grow truly outstanding humans who leave our Island to make the world a better place.

Mercer Island wins eighth straight WIAA Scholastic Cup

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 11:40AM

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) named Mercer Island its 2015-16 3A Scholastic Cup champion, the association announced in a press release Tuesday.

Sen. Patty Murray meets with Bellevue educators to discuss Every Student Succeeds Act

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 10:08AM

Patty Murray's new federal education legislation that will replace the troubled No Child Left Behind Act will have a "huge impact" in Washington, the senator said during a visit to a Bellevue school on June 2.

Mercer Island Girl Scouts launch umbrella pilot project, seek feedback from community

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 10:00AM

Shoppers in Mercer Island's south end business district may notice a new addition outside many of the stores: stands holding green and khaki umbrellas that, when unfurled, reveal the Girl Scout logo.

Sound Transit CEO talks East Link, ST3 with Mercer Island Chamber

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 6:00AM

Though Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff is new to the Puget Sound region, he is not foreign to its transportation issues, he told community members at the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce lunch June 1.

Mercer Island students receive PTA Community Scholarship awards

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 2:00PM

The Mercer Island PTA Council held its 40th annual Community Scholarship Awards event on June 1. The Community Scholarship program demonstrates the community's appreciation of and support for its youth. Each scholarship awarded recognizes outstanding attitude, effort and achievement by each student in a particular area.

School Board to hold hearings on proposed mitigation plan

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 12:00PM

The Mercer Island School Board will hold two public hearings this month concerning the district's proposed hazard mitigation plan. The hearings will be held during the two regular board meetings this month — at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 9 and 8:15 a.m. Thursday, June 23, both at City Hall.

Alzheimer’s Cafe meetings to begin tomorrow on Mercer Island

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 12:00PM

June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, and there is a new opportunity for people with memory loss, their care partners, family and friends to socialize in an environment that is accepting, supportive and nonjudgmental on Mercer Island.

Mercer Island students place fourth in national entrepreneurship competition

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 10:04AM

The team from Mercer Island High School recently placed fourth in the national Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) competition in Sacramento, California.

Mercer Island’s parks petition will not be on November ballot

  • Jun 6, 2016 at 10:07AM

The "Protect Our Parks" petition filed by the Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks (CCMIP) did not have the required number of signatures to send the issue to an Island-wide vote by the deadline of 5 p.m. Thursday.

Mercer Island Farmers Market off to hot start after 2016 opening

  • Jun 6, 2016 at 8:48AM

The market opening featured warm weather, new vendors and music from On the Rock.

Mercer Island girls place ninth at state meet | State track and field

  • May 29, 2016 at 11:00AM updated Jun 3, 2016 at 1:32PM

Sophomore Kayla Lee reaches podium in two events at state meet

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