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Mercer Island City Council to hold Town Center public hearing | City briefs

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 12:22PM

The hearing will be on May 9.

Schools Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions draws record attendance, raises $503,523

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 12:00PM

The Mercer Island Schools Foundation raised $503,523 for Island public schools at its annual Breakfast of Champions spring fundraiser Tuesday morning at Mercer Island High School.

Mercer Island junior brings rock stars to high school radio

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 11:25AM

Though she's been a music performer her whole life, Mercer Island High School junior Leah Raissis was initially afraid of going on the radio. She joined the high school's radio program this year, but she thought her work would be more behind the scenes.

Mercer Island School Board approves cameras on school buses | School news

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:09AM

With a unanimous 5-0 vote on April 21, the Mercer Island School Board authorized Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano to sign a contract with American Traffic Solutions (ATS) to allow cameras to be installed on school bus stop arms.

Former Reporter publisher Catherine Shen passes away

  • Apr 27, 2016 at 8:00AM

Catherine Shen, former vice president of Horvitz Newspapers and publisher of the Mercer Island Reporter, passed away on March 31 in Seattle. Shen, who suffered from pancreatic cancer, was 68.

Mercer Island Library will close for remodeling

  • Apr 26, 2016 at 3:00PM

The Mercer Island Library will be closed starting Monday, May 9 for a remodel.

Eastside FC girls U8/9 soccer team reaches Presidents Cup quarterfinals | Community sports brief

  • Apr 26, 2016 at 2:00PM

Eastside FC's girls U8/9 team recently reached the quarterfinal round of the U10 Presidents Cup tournament, held March 19 through April 24.

Mercer Island wages through season despite alternating lineup | Prep girls golf

  • Apr 26, 2016 at 12:00PM

Despite a season of lineup shuffling, the Mercer Island girls golf team accumulated a 7-1 record and was looking forward to having all of the team's top golfers available against Bellevue Thursday at Overlake Golf Course.

Mercer Island tennis, softball, LAX register wins | Prep sports briefs

  • Apr 26, 2016 at 11:13AM

Girls tennis team sweeps Holy Names

Mercer Island jumps on Lake Washington, claims share of KingCo lead | Prep baseball

  • Apr 26, 2016 at 10:11AM

Scoring nine runs in the first three innings Monday against Lake Washington, Mercer Island pounced early and never looked back to beat the Kangs 14-6 at Lee Johnson Field in Kirkland.

A rebuilding effort, from Mercer Island to Nepal

  • Apr 26, 2016 at 9:28AM

One year after devastating earthquake, Islander continues fundraising efforts for Nepali family.

UW fraternity to work with Boy Scouts to restore Mercer Island trail | Community briefs

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Apr 26, 2016 at 9:31AM

Community news on Mercer Island.

Mercer Island competes at Bellevue Invite | Prep track and field

  • Apr 25, 2016 at 5:36PM

Islanders register several top-ten finishes against 35 other teams

Fifty years of fun at MIPA Circus

  • Apr 25, 2016 at 4:32PM

With live music, games, food trucks, pony rides and more, the beloved Mercer Island community event celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Zesty Tempranillo enjoying its place in Pacific Northwest | Great Northwest Wine

  • Apr 25, 2016 at 10:27AM

Though relatively little Tempranillo is planted in the Pacific Northwest, the red Spanish variety is finding a lot of love with winemakers, grape growers and wine lovers alike.

Mercer Island community stands against racism

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 11:25AM

"Reject the Rags of Racism and Live into the Riches of Diversity" exhibit is at City Hall for one week.

Community should have chance to vote on MICA | Letter

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 9:00AM

I've been watching and reading the debate on the MICA proposal. I still have a couple of questions and concerns, such as how did MICA/YTN get the go-ahead versus other deserving nonprofits? We could have an excellent disability center that would serve a deserving multi-generational community who historically is underserved. Were other nonprofits allowed to make a proposal or was this just the City Council's pocket decision?

Now that I’m 64 | On Faith

  • Apr 22, 2016 at 9:00AM

"When I get older losing my hair, many years from now …" I first heard the lyrics to that Beatles song "When I'm Sixty-Four," when I was 15.

Is ‘The Internet of Things’ in your future? | Technology for ‘us’

  • Apr 21, 2016 at 2:00PM

If you believe the hype, "The Internet of Things (IoT)" or "home automation" is the next Magical Mystery Tour that we all can't wait to board.

Not too late to rescind parks petition signature | Letter

  • Apr 21, 2016 at 1:00PM

Last month while I attended the Island Park Elementary School PTA fundraiser, I was surprised to see a few Protect our Parks supporters asking parents if they "wanted to save our parks" and sign their initiative. Fortunately, I understood how this misguided proposal would stop the Mercer Island Center for the Arts and drive Youth Theatre Northwest off the Island, and I declined to sign.

Anti-choice MICA activists on Mercer Island | Letter

  • Apr 21, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:15PM

At Mercer Island's Leap For Green over the weekend I witnessed what I can only describe as interference and intimidation by MICA supporters toward Protect our Parks petition signature gatherers.

Mercer Island High School drama department presents ‘As You Like It’

  • Apr 21, 2016 at 7:00AM

The Mercer Island High School (MIHS) drama department will present its spring play, William Shakespeare's comedy "As You Like It."

Don't Miss: Kirkland Arts Center's annual Artists' Exhibition

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 5:28PM

The Kirkland Arts Center prepares for its annual Artists’ Exhibition, which showcases the work of local Eastside artists.

Mercer Island band collects over six tons of food during annual drive

  • Apr 20, 2016 at 4:00PM

The annual Mercer Island High School band food drive collected over six tons of food and $1,500 for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services and Northwest Harvest on April 2 and 3.

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