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Mercer Island participates in ‘Bike Everywhere Day’

  • May 20, 2016 at 10:15AM

May is "Bike Everywhere Month" around Puget Sound, and today is "Bike to Work Day" or "Bike Everywhere Day," as proclaimed by the Cascade Bicycle Club.

Eye on MI | Mercer Island seniors serve over 10,000 hours

  • May 20, 2016 at 9:00AM

Twenty-two National Charity League, Inc. high school seniors from Mercer Island's Lake Washington Chapter were celebrated at a senior recognition event on May 1.

Protect our Parks playing on Islanders’ fear | Letter

  • May 20, 2016 at 8:00AM

I get it. It's a strategy. To divert attention from facts you play on fear. Recent TV ads created by Protect Our Parks (POP) proponents, funded by a Kent-based political action committee are a prime example.

Everyone deserves good mental health | Mercer Island Forum

  • May 20, 2016 at 7:00AM

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) points out that each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition.

Why two performing arts centers? | Letter

  • May 19, 2016 at 4:00PM

Sixteen years ago when the city of Mercer Island was revamping our civic facilities, a great deal of discussion and debate centered on what citizens' needs and desires were. The old Mercer View Elementary School served as our community center and the "multipurpose room" served as the place where on-Island performances were presented.

MICA will strengthen park as community gathering place | Letter

  • May 19, 2016 at 2:00PM

I love Mercerdale Park — yes I do! I believe the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) will strengthen our sense of Mercerdale Park as a community gathering place. I love how Mercerdale Park anchors our Sunday Farmers Market, our Summer Music in the Park, our Summer Celebration and our Mercer Island Thrift Shop. I believe MICA will further cement the idea of Mercerdale Park being the center of Mercer Island's soul. MICA will be a creative partner to help define us as a small city, not only for our youth but also for all ages to enjoy.

Rotary Club announces Islanders of the Month for May

  • May 19, 2016 at 1:00PM

The Rotary Club named Mercer Island High School seniors Amy Lapp and Ben Berejka its Islanders of the Month for May.

Mercer Island series continues: Impact of racial stereotypes in everyday life

  • May 19, 2016 at 12:00PM

Growing up as an American-born Chinese, I've always felt strongly that people of color deserve to be treated with the same respect as our white counterparts.

Islander comes home to open new massage practice

  • May 19, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 10:42AM

Islander Maria Toro has expanded her massage practice, Le Guerisseur — which was voted "Best in Seattle" by Allure Magazine in 2010 — from Queen Anne to the Key Bank building on Mercer Island.

Learn more about parks petition at Mercer Island Rotary meeting

  • May 19, 2016 at 10:00AM

Mercer Island Rotary will hear representatives from two citizens' groups — Peter Struck from Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks (CCMIP) and Robynne Parkinson from Support MI Parks and Arts — speak about the pros and cons of the "Protect Our Parks" (POP) petition at its May 24 meeting.

Mercer Island boys soccer, boys LAX win state tourney openers | Prep sports briefs

  • May 18, 2016 at 11:49AM

MI boys lacrosse wins state tourney opener

Lake Sammamish rallies past Islanders in state semis | Prep girls lacrosse

  • May 18, 2016 at 11:01AM

Lake Sammamish scores six unanswered goals in second half to pull away

Mercer Island council extends city manager recruitment process

  • May 18, 2016 at 10:49AM

The Mercer Island City Council announced at Monday's meeting that it has formally declined to offer employment to any one of the four finalists for the vacant city manager position.

Mercer Island School Board finds itself not in compliance with conflict of interest policy

  • May 18, 2016 at 8:00AM

With a 3-1 vote, Mercer Island School Board members found their group out of compliance with a portion of the policy regarding board member conflict of interest.

Westbound I-90 to close this weekend | Mercer Island City Briefs

  • May 18, 2016 at 8:00AM

Westbound I-90 to close this weekend

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.

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