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A bite of the Big Apple

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 2:09PM

Islander Paige Brandon was part of the New York Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Let’s make a deal

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 2:10PM

Island residents David Lake, left, and his son, Michael Lake, take time to pick out just the right Christmas tree. They are assisted by attendant Wolfgang Mueller at the annual Mercer Island Lions tree lot at Farmer’s Insurance. The Lions Club is anticipating to sell all their trees by mid-December.

Sports briefs

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 2:09PM

Registration for boys spring lacrosse, grades five through eight, is now open online at

Band uniforms are 30 years old | MIHS band raising money for new look

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 2:07PM

The last time when the Mercer Island High School Marching Band had new uniforms was during the Carter administration. Islander musicians pulled on their new duds in the fall days of 1978, just weeks after the film, “Saturday Night Fever,” was released. In the world outside the Island, the Shah of Iran was still in power, eight-track tape players were playing the hits and, ironically, the nation was suffering a major energy crisis.

Islanders vs. Islanders | MI boys sink Snohomish by 112 points

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 2:09PM

The only competition that Mercer Island could find on Thursday came from its own bench. The Islanders began defense of the last three state titles with an overpowering 148-36 victory against Snohomish to open the season.

North-end QFC is Business of the Year

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 2:07PM

The North-end QFC has been named the 2008 Mercer Island Business of the Year. The Chamber of Commerce announced the news last Thursday at its monthly membership luncheon.

Jazzercise and the CCMV

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 9:00AM

On behalf of all the gals and guys who attend Jazzercise classes at the CCMV, I want to thank Ivy Sizuki-Jaecks for expressing all of our feelings, thoughts and concerns about the CCMV becoming a business and not a community center. It’s truly unfair that we are being kicked out of our rooms so that the city can make more money by renting out the rooms to companies and events that will pay more money than we do. Maybe they should take out “Community” and rename it “Mercerview Center.”

Band uniforms are needed

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 9:00AM

We are two proud parents of four high school band members. We are helping the music teachers with handing out the band uniforms in August, taking care of them when needed, and taking re-inventory of them at the end of the marching season. We are supporting the fund drive for new band uniforms and ask the MI public to do so, also.

Editorial | A sound investment

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 9:00AM

The very fine Mercer Island High School Marching Band had a rare disappointment last weekend. It was not chosen to march in the Jan. 20 presidential inaugural parade in Washington, D.C. Instead, the 150-member Evergreen High School Marching Band from Vancouver, Wash., was selected and will represent our state in the parade. This group is different from the Islander band in a significant way. Members must audition to participate. Here, all who want to join and work hard are included. Under the charismatic leadership of directors David Bentley, Parker Bixby and Ryan Lane, along with the help of dozens of parents, the band is a well-respected, well-oiled machine made up of enthusiastic and dedicated musicians.

Give a gift that will nurture an appreciation of nature

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 9:00AM

Give a kid a field guide. I heard these words recently at an Audubon Society lecture and have taken them to heart for my holiday shopping. The speaker suggested a guide to birds, butterflies, trees, wildflowers, insects, amphibians, snakes or tropical fish — any topic that sparks an interest in nature.

Preparing irrigation systems for the winter

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 9:00AM

Question: Now that winter is here, what should we do about our landscape irrigation system? Last spring, we suffered several leaks in our system.

A place like PEAK | Rainier Boys & Girls Club similar to Island design

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 9:00AM

The new Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club in Seattle stands bright and bold against a muddy landscape of development. The new youth recreation center offers Islanders a glimpse of what’s to come in 2009: the Boys & Girls Club PEAK project.

Boys battered by Ballard | Islanders bounce back against Kamiak

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 9:00AM

Nine of the Mercer Island boys basketball team players competed in their first varsity game on Wednesday night, and the result was a 56-29 loss to Ballard.

Digital TV transition test Dec. 17

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 9:00AM

Mercer Island residents will have an opportunity this month to see if their televisions are prepared for the transition to digital broadcasting. On Dec. 17, major television stations will turn off their analog transmitters for 60 seconds, starting at 5:28 p.m., across Western Washington. Any interruption in programming, such as a blank screen, “snow” and white noise, color bars or warning text, will indicate that a viewer’s television is not yet compatible for the transition, which will take place on Feb. 17, 2009. The same test, called “Marketwide Analog Shut-Off,” will also occur on Jan. 13 and Feb. 10, at 5:28 p.m. Television stations participating in the test include KOMO 4, KING 5, KIRO 7, KCTS 9, KONG, KSTW 11, KMYQ22 and Q13 FOX.

Mercer Island Police Blotter | Dec. 10

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 9:00AM

A 20-year-old Bellevue man with a warrant was arrested for driving with a suspended license after Island police stopped him for speeding around 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the 8600 block of North Mercer Way.

Islanders in the arts

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 9:00AM

The U.S.-Ireland Alliance announced the 2009-2010 George J. Mitchell Scholars on Nov. 22 in Washington, D.C., with the Irish Ambassador present. Neil Ferron, a former Mercer Islander, was among 12 scholars selected for the 10th Anniversary Class of George Mitchell Scholarship.

Deputy MI city manager takes job in Sequim

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 9:00AM

It came as a surprise to City Manager Rich Conrad, but he is happy that his interim deputy recently accepted a job offer to take the helm in Sequim, a community on the Olympic Peninsula.

Latest sewer bid now $4 million less

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 9:00AM

With the sticker shock from previous offers that neared $30 million behind them, the City Council approved two bids that will save the city 8 percent for the Sewer Lake Line project.

This Week on Mercer Island

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 9:00AM

Join your neighbors at the annual Community Hanukkah Celebration from noon until 3 p.m., Dec. 14, at the Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 East Mercer Way. There will be a candlelighting, gift bazaar, games, menorah making, dreidle spinning and fun. Free. For information, go to

MIHS passed over for Obama inaugural

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 9:00AM

The Mercer Island High School Marching Band found out on Friday that it was not selected to march in the Jan. 20, 2009, Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C. Band director Parker Bixby received a phone call from a Inaugural Parade committee member with the news. Bixby told parents and supporters in an e-mail that the committee representative told him that the MIHS application, which included a video of the band performing, was one of the best that they had received.

How Islanders voted

  • Dec 9, 2008 at 12:47PM

Islanders overwhelmingly voted in support of President-elect Barack Obama, the expansion of light rail to the Eastside, the governor's re-election and legalizing physician-assisted deaths — all of which won or were passed in the Nov. 4 general election.

Dishing fries, tasting life at the drive-in | Local journalist Greg Palmer returns to the scene of the crime

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Dec 7, 2008 at 9:18PM

Island native Greg Palmer, an accomplished Northwest journalist, talk-show host and writer, has published a memoir resurrecting teenage life on Mercer Island in the mid-1960s. Dating back to 1965, “Cheese Deluxe: A Memoir” unfolds from the perspective of 17-year-old Palmer, whose first job was grilling cheese deluxe burgers at the Samoa Drive-In on Mercer Island. The long-defunct burger hut was a popular hang-out for Island teens. Full of anecdotes and humor, the memoir follows the antics of Palmer and his friends, though the author confesses that some of what he writes is “pure fiction, because things don’t always work out the way they should.”

Basketball: Mercer Island boys bounced by Ballard

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 11:00PM updated Dec 4, 2008 at 3:59PM

Nine of the Mercer Island boys basketball team players competed in their first varsity game on Wednesday night, and the result was a 56-29 loss to Ballard.

Basketball: Mercer Island girls lose to Tahoma 62-59

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 11:00PM updated Dec 4, 2008 at 2:55PM

The Mercer Island girls basketball entered the season Wednesday without its two starting guards and facing one of the best players in the state. While the team could not stop Mount Tahoma's Carrie Ojeda, who finished with 39 points, the Islanders nearly pulled the upset, losing 62-59.

True to form

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Dec 4, 2008 at 8:35AM

Returning senior captains, from left, Kara Lungmus, Kendra Johnson, Melissa Seda and Erika Reutimann are expected to lead the Islanders’ gymnastics team this season.

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