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Mercer Island School District presents projects slated under six-year capital levy

  • May 18, 2016 at 6:00AM

The Mercer Island School District presented the projects scheduled to take place under the six-year capital levy during a study session with community taxpayers May 12 at City Hall.

King County pressing against tax ceiling, assessor tells Mercer Island Chamber

  • May 18, 2016 at 6:00AM

At the May 5 Chamber of Commerce luncheon, King County Assessor John Wilson told "a tale of three cities" — Seattle, San Francisco and Vancouver, B.C. — and how property values are affecting quality of life in each community.

Six car prowls reported in five days | Mercer Island Police Blotter

  • May 18, 2016 at 6:00AM

The blotter consists of officers' accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested are presumedinnocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

The Last Lap | With arrival of postseason, end in sight for Mercer Island cross country, track coach Erica Hill

  • May 18, 2016 at 4:00AM

For longtime Mercer Island cross country and track coach Erica Hill, running is about so much more than where one places on a racetrack. It's a pathway that leads to greater things, which is something she preaches to the student-athletes that she leads. After all, she met her husband through coaching cross country.

Mercer Island 8th graders lead Eastside FC teams to state titles | Community sports

  • May 17, 2016 at 4:05PM

Earlier this month, five Mercer Island eighth graders helped lead their Eastside FC soccer teams to state championships at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

Mercer Island students win National PTA Reflections awards

  • May 17, 2016 at 2:00PM

Two Mercer Island students received an Award of Excellence (second place) in the National PTA Reflections arts program.

Mercer Island Preschool Association presents Laura Selby with Exceptional Educator award

  • May 17, 2016 at 2:00PM

Each year, the Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA) honors a teacher, assistant or administrator with the Exceptional Educator award. The award is presented to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the preschool community.

School district’s preliminary water test results are clean | School news

  • May 17, 2016 at 1:00PM

Preliminary water test results are clean

Mercer Island sends two doubles teams to districts | Prep girls tennis

  • May 17, 2016 at 12:02PM

The Mercer Island girls tennis team hosted the 3A KingCo championships last Tuesday and Wednesday at Mercer Island High School. Due to a possible scoring miscalculation, team results are not available and are still pending.

Mercer Island to participate in Cascadia Rising exercise in June

  • May 17, 2016 at 10:28AM

The city of Mercer Island will conduct a Cascadia Rising exercise to test its earthquake response capabilities on June 7-10, according to a press release from FEMA and Mercer Island Emergency Management.

Mercer Island girls win 3A KingCo championships | Prep track and field

  • May 16, 2016 at 7:09PM

Islander girls edge Juanita for top spot at league meet; MI boys 5th

Work on I-90 trail railing will affect bikers, pedestrians

  • May 13, 2016 at 12:00AM updated May 15, 2016 at 10:10AM

On May 16, contractor crews working for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Sound Transit will begin work to replace the existing floating bridge railing separating the Interstate 90 Trail from Lake Washington.

Mercer Island tops Roosevelt, returns to 3A state tournament | Prep baseball

  • May 14, 2016 at 4:44PM

Add another first to the list of achievements for the Mercer Island baseball team.

Islanders fall to Bellevue, head to postseason as KingCo No. 3 seed | Prep boys lacrosse

  • May 14, 2016 at 2:08PM

Mercer Island drew first blood in the Islanders' rivalry match against Bellevue Friday at Islander Stadium. And then, it was all downhill from there.

Islanders survive Snohomish in OT, advance to state semifinals | Prep girls lacrosse

  • May 13, 2016 at 11:13AM

After opening the postseason with a 16-4 win over Seattle Prep on Tuesday, the Mercer Island girls lacrosse team survived Snohomish in the state tournament quarterfinals, earning a 10-9 overtime victory Thursday night at Glacier Peak High School.

Signing parks petition jeopardizes YTN’s future | Letter

  • May 13, 2016 at 8:00AM

I am writing as a Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) parent and board member to advocate for the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA). MICA will be the future home for YTN, but this future is threatened by the Protect Our Parks (POP) petition.

Multimillion and multibillion-dollar levies | Cartoon

  • May 14, 2016 at 9:00AM

Multimillion and multibillion-dollar levies | Cartoon

Should be no objection to all-Island vote on MICA | Letter

  • May 12, 2016 at 3:00PM

In the May 5 issue of the Reporter, the following is a quote by a Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) supporter:

Mercer Island’s Hadley building set to open this fall

  • May 11, 2016 at 12:00PM updated May 12, 2016 at 1:39PM

Construction began in 2014 at the site, which is at the corner of Southeast 27th Street and 76th Avenue Southeast.

Who is hiding behind parks petition TV ads? | Letter

  • May 12, 2016 at 1:00PM

I was taught early on that when it comes to politics, you need to follow the money. This is surely the case with a political action committee (PAC) based out of Kent now dumping thousands of dollars in TV ads spreading misinformation in support of the parks petition. This is a troubling turn of events and unprecedented for Mercer Island.

Mercer Island beats Juanita, advances to Metro crossover | Prep baseball

  • May 12, 2016 at 11:25AM

Mercer Island went in front early and pulled away with eight runs in the middle innings to beat Juanita 12-3 in the 3A KingCo loser-out contest Wednesday at Bannerwood Park.

Council constantly trying to chip away at parks | Letter

  • May 12, 2016 at 10:30AM

Do the citizens of Mercer Island know that the City Council is planning on renting an acre of parkland for $1 a year for the next 50 years to the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA)?

Mercer Island plans lineups for Movies, Shakespeare and Mostly Music in the Park

  • May 12, 2016 at 7:00AM

With the recent emergence of the sun after the wettest winter in Seattle history, Islanders can start looking forward to summer weather and activities.

Mercer Island’s SJCC presents chef Einat Admony Sunday

  • May 11, 2016 at 1:46PM

James Beard Award-nominated chef Einat Admony, owner of Balaboosta, Bar Bolonat and the Taïm restaurants in New York City and author of "Balaboosta: Bold Mediterranean Recipes to Feed the People You Love," will appear at Mercer Island's Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC) on Sunday as part of the center's culinary arts series "Fable to Table."

Organize! Organize! Organize! | Technology for Us

  • May 11, 2016 at 1:00PM

Trying to remember where I've left stuff on my digital devices — my desktop computer, tablet, phone, etc. — used to be an exercise in angst.

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