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City may form Transportation Benefit District | City briefs

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Mercer Island City Council will hold a public hearing at its regular meeting in August to discuss creating a Transportation Benefit District; Parks and Rec to consider repairs to Groveland.

The Blue Angels return Thursday July 31

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 11:49AM

The Washington State Department of Transportation will close all lanes of Interstate-90 across Lake Washington in order to accommodate air show practices and performances of the six Navy jets during a four-day period.

Twenty-four firefighters respond to North-end house fire

  • Jul 27, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Jul 29, 2014 at 12:29PM

Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Eastside Fire & Rescue Departments responded to a house fire at 3406 97th Ave S.E. around 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 25.

Missing cat in the Lakes neighborhood

  • Jul 29, 2014 at 12:07PM

Calvin, an all-white cat with green eyes and no collar, has been missing from his Lakes neighborhood home since July 24.

Signatures on petition to establish Library need validation quickly

  • Jul 27, 2014 at 2:25PM

Time is of the essence for library initiative to make August 5 deadline for November election

Eye on MI | High flying

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 27, 2014 at 12:58PM

An Action Athletics cheer team member soars among the trees lining 78th Avenue Southeast, thrown aloft by her teammates in the Summer Celebration! Grand Parade on July 12.

Council creates library board, sends message to KCLS

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Jul 25, 2014 at 1:40PM

Reacting to an unsatisfying resolution with the King County Library System (KCLS), City Council on Monday, July 7, created a Library Advisory Board to force continued dialogue about the library remodel.

Emergency diaper drive today for Washington families affected by fires

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 12:16PM

Donations of cash or diapers accepted until Saturday morning at Eastside Baby Corner at 1510 NW Maple Street in Issaquah

Studies show farmers markets help boost local economies

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 3:22PM

Recent studies show that farmers markets have a significant positive impact on a community’s economic landscape.

MIVAL Jr. Art show marks 40th year at Summer Celebration!

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 8:00AM updated at 10:03AM

MIVAL, Wells Fargo Bank sponsored the annual Junior Art Show to showcase and promote young artists from grades Kindergarten through twelve interested in drawing, painting, sculpture and photography.

Mercer Island U12 soccer team off to China

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 12:12PM

Coach hopes to build goodwill and promote soccer with trip overseas.

Wooden O thanks Community Fund

  • Jul 25, 2014 at 11:00AM

Seattle Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce that we are a recipient of a grant from the Mercer Island Community Fund, supporting our annual Wooden O free “Shakespeare in the Park” series.

Disappointment and disrespect from KCLS

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 3:00PM

KCLS management clearly dictates to the board, only gives lip service to public “listening” processes and had no intention of truly engaging with the community’s desires or needs.

Sound Transit says accessible buses, trains are a top priority

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 12:00PM

Sound Transit is responding to the July 9 ‘Island Forum’ piece by Islander Lisa Belden about services for disabled riders and those with special needs.

Islanders must take back library | Island Forum

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 10:00AM

An update from the Concerned Citizens Committee regarding the library remodel.

State Water Torture | Cartoon of the Week

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 11:00AM

Each week, view the cartoon of the week by local artist Jeff Johnson.

Wildfires cause need

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 12:00PM

The fires tearing through our state tripled in size last weekend. Many affected are individuals and families already in need.

I-90 East Channel Bridge work

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 2:18PM

As of Sunday morning, contractor crews had replaced half of two of the huge expansion joints on I-90 at the East Channel Bridge.

Jewish sports heroes are topic of new book

  • Jul 24, 2014 at 8:00AM

The book, released last month and entitled, “Distant Replay!” is a 359-page history of Jewish Washingtonians involved in sports.

Earthcorps looking for green teens | Community briefs

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 11:00AM

National Night Out coming up; ballots mailed for August 5 primary election.

Police Blotter | Car purchased in Mexico with Island man's stolen credit cards

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 10:00AM

Theft, car prowls reported out of Mercer Apartments; Islander loses over $4,000 to mail scam.

High marks on city report card

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 8:00AM

Annual city ‘Dashboard Report’ reflects well on city operations, staff.

Access to light rail remains unsolved

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 7:00AM

Linking buses to trains requires land; extra parking not yet included

Islanders host ‘Rumble on the Rock’

  • Jul 23, 2014 at 9:00AM

Mercer Island football hosted its first “Rumble on the Rock” 7-on-7 passing tournament Saturday, July 19 at Islander Stadium.

Fastpitch players field scholarship offers

  • Jul 22, 2014 at 2:00PM

Makenna Pellerin and Morgan Peyou, last season’s Mercer Island fastpitch captains, both received scholarship offers to play softball at the collegiate level.

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