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Household remedies that work

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:20PM

Stuck with a faulty dishwasher? Struggling to clean decades-old drains? Islander Steve Bryan, who owns Home and Building Services, offers his professional advice and personal tricks of the trade.

Bringing sustainability to small business

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:18PM

A panel of industry experts recently gathered at the Master Builders Association University in Bellevue to share innovative ways to integrate ‘Green’ practices into small business. The guest speakers were part of a Breakfast for Champions Workshop presented by Sustainable September, a local non-profit organization focused on promoting sustainable practices throughout the Eastside.

Legendary baseball manager Tommy Lasorda to speak at BCC

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:18PM

Bellevue Community College (BCC) will welcome one of professional baseball’s most recognizable faces when it hosts its annual preseason dinner later this month.

Mercer Island 57, Roosevelt 19

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:18PM

Mercer Island 57, Roosevelt 19

Boys b-ball bounced by Bellevue

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:17PM

Any momentum the Mercer Island boys basketball team picked up through the first month of the season evaporated Friday as rival Bellevue picked them apart 55-30.

Big third quarter can’t save girls b-ball

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:17PM

The Mercer Island girls basketball team had a chance Friday to make a statement and take control of its own destiny. But instead, a disastrous first half cost the team against Bellevue in a 66-48 loss.

Islanders give Roosevelt a rough ride

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:16PM

Roosevelt High School wrestlers took a rough ride on the mats of Mercer Island last Wednesday, losing 57-18.

No answers to state budget woes

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:16PM

Eastside business leaders came looking for answers last week to the state’s budget woes as they met over breakfast with area legislators. Unfortunately, answers were short in coming.

New law to provide places to dispose of e-waste

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:16PM

In March, 2006, Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire signed legislation that would make manufacturers of electronic products more responsible for recycling those items.

Two Islanders filed a report of fraud on Jan. 8 after

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:15PM

Two Islanders filed a report of fraud on Jan. 8 after showing up at a house they had rented for vacation in Hawaii to find that the two rooms they had reserved were already occupied. The Island residents had booked the two rooms over Craigslist. The people they found in the house said that they lived there. The victims have so far been unable to claim a refund.

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Crossroads

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:15PM

The Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center will celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 19.

School district embraces new vocational program

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:15PM

The Mercer Island School District is eager to join a new, regional skills center, called the Washington Network for Innovative Careers (WA-NIC), broadening the opportunity for students across northeast King County to earn vocational credit through distance learning.

East Link light rail project draft EIS published

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:15PM

Light rail is coming to Mercer Island, and Sound Transit encourages interested people to comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) released on Dec. 12, 2008. The review and comment period for this Draft EIS has been expanded to 75 days, ending on Feb. 25. This Draft EIS provides information on the light rail route, station and maintenance facility alternatives. The Draft EIS informs the public and decision-makers about the project’s benefits and effects prior to identifying a preferred alternative.

MI Real estate in 2008: More for sale at slightly lower prices

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:15PM

It goes without saying that it has been a wild ride for 2008 real estate values. The inventory went up, asking prices fell and uncertainty ruled the day.

District informs preschools it may want facilities back

  • Jan 13, 2009 at 2:14PM

The Mercer Island School District has sent a notice of lease termination to Pixie Hill Preschool and Little Acorn Day School — both located in the North Mercer Campus — notifying the tenants that the space may be recaptured due to district needs.

MI girls basketball beat by Bellevue

  • Jan 10, 2009 at 8:02PM

Box score

MI boys basketball beat by Bellevue

  • Jan 10, 2009 at 7:56PM

Box score

Island Bird Count | Nearly 3,000 birds counted this year

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 9, 2009 at 12:08PM

The 109th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count was held on Dec. 27. Fifteen Island participants divided into five groups to count the Island’s water and land birds. Weather conditions had been worrisome all week, said event organizer Judith Roan.

Mercer Island wrestling beats Roosevelt 57-18

  • Jan 7, 2009 at 9:56PM

Box score

New city transportation manager takes on I-90

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 7, 2009 at 2:05PM

In October, Nick Afzali took on the city of Mercer Island’s newest position: director of transportation. Three months into the job, Afzali is already knee-deep in transportation issues from I-90 to Island Crest Way. Having previously worked for the cities of Auburn, Maple Valley and Renton, the new manager has plenty of governmental experience. He received his master’s in engineering from Oregon State University. He is an old acquaintance of Development Services director Steve Lancaster, as they worked together in Auburn and on projects for Renton and Tukwila. He also knows the Island well, having spent many Saturday mornings cycling around the “Island loop” and back to his home in Bellevue. As Afzali commented himself, “I’ve been driving across I-90 and Mercer Island for the last 19 years.” The manager feels that although I-90 is the heart of Island transportation issues today, there are a number of community projects demanding equal attention.

The newest Islander

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 7, 2009 at 1:51PM

New parents Jenn and Greg Rosenwald hold infant daughter, Rainey Joan Rosenwald, near an 8-foot-tall wooden stork in the front yard of their Mercer Island home. The stork has been a tradition among their group of friends for nearly seven years, greeting new parents at their homes after a birth. Rainey was born on Dec. 30, weighing in at seven pounds and measuring 20 inches in length.

Mexico’s ancient Colonial Circle | Older and better

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 7, 2009 at 10:35AM

I smiled the entire week. Thanksgiving this year found us in one of my favorite places on the planet. It was cold — though not by Seattle standards — and the citizens of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato and Lagos de Moreno were struggling. Those late November days were crystal blue clear. By afternoon it was 75 degrees, and we were taking laps in the pool or a siesta under the persimmon tree on our patio furniture. But the señoras at the Mercado were all wearing two layers of wool serapes and moving spritely if only to keep warm.


  • Jan 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 7, 2009 at 10:25AM

Mercer Island High School students Adrienne Johnson, Sarika Wegner and Zachary Stickney delivered their homework assignments, delayed because of the snow days, in person to their teacher, Jan Sayers, who lives on Forest Avenue.

Last snowman standing

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 7, 2009 at 9:43AM

This snowman was last seen standing on Dec. 23 in the 4100 block of West Mercer Way on Mercer Island. Warmer weather came and took “Patriotic Frosty” away. Winter will not officially end until March 19. For more views of Mercer Island with and without snow, see our videos and slideshows at

Mercer Island Community Calendar | Jan. 7

  • Jan 6, 2009 at 11:00AM updated Jan 7, 2009 at 9:42AM

Off to See the Wizard in Winter Holiday Concert: rescheduled to 7:30 p.m., Jan. 9, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. Emerald City Ringers (ECR), a nonprofit community handbell choir, to perform. Tickets: $10/adults, $8/seniors and students, $5/children, $25/family, suggested donations.

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