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Jump in vacant land for sale

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

The adage often used by planners and real estate developers that the Island is built out seems to be a misnomer.

Mercer Island Police Blotter | Nov. 19

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

An Islander’s Honda Accord was stolen from his residence in the 3000 block of 65th Place East during the night of Nov. 15. According to the police report, the owner found the ignition lying on the driveway instead of his parked car around 10 a.m. on Nov. 16.

This Week on Mercer Island

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. this morning, Nov. 19, Islanders are invited to join in celebrating the opening of Aljoya, a continuing care retirement community located at 2430 76th Ave. S.E. in the Town Center. The new development includes an expanded outdoor public plaza area adjacent to the I-90 trail, just south of the I-90 Sculpture Garden.

Former Rep. May dies at 89

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

Former Mercer Island City Councilman and four-term 41st District state representative, Fred Oakley May, has died.

Mercer Island volleyball wins district title

  • Nov 15, 2008 at 10:00PM updated Nov 17, 2008 at 9:05AM

The undefeated Islander volleyball team has had just one problem this season, the third game. Time after time Mercer Island takes a 2-0 lead only to let up and lose the third game. They always win the fourth game but that third one has become superstitious for the team. The Islanders broke that dubious run Saturday evening as they crushed Eastside Catholic 3-0 to win the district title at West Seattle High School.

41st District House race continues to tighten

  • Nov 4, 2008 at 7:00PM updated Nov 13, 2008 at 3:49PM

The number of votes separating a Democrat ahead in a close race for the 41st Legislative District continues to shrink with each count.

Rotary Islanders of the month

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Nov 13, 2008 at 3:28PM

The Rotary Islander of the Month award for November was given to Mercer Island High School seniors, Tyler Benster and Jacqueline Dean Witter.

This Week on Mercer Island

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Nov 13, 2008 at 3:19PM

The “Images of Change” art show features photographs of civil rights heros, donated by the National Public Library, along with photos from the Mercer Island High School’s Multicultural Scholars trip to the Deep South last summer, on exhibit from 3 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Community Center at Mercerview. Wine and appetizers will be offered. The event is free, but a $25 donation is suggested. All proceeds go toward the Multicultural Scholars Program.

Friends for life

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Nov 13, 2008 at 2:30PM

Lakeridge fifth-grader Hadley Michaels greets ‘Winston,’ a horse rescued by the Phoenix Rising Sanctuary, at the Mercer Island Saddle Club last week. The school children raised money for the horses. See page A4 in the current issue of the Mercer Island Reporter for the story.

Comin’ round the bend

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Nov 12, 2008 at 2:52PM

The wait for light rail in Seattle is almost over, just as Islanders and Eastsiders are getting a second chance to approve a cross-lake route in November. A new westbound HOV lane and direct-access off-ramp funded by Sound Transit and the Department of Transportation opened on Thursday night, bringing the Island one step closer to light rail.

Editorial | Dollars and decisions

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 11:14AM

The highs and lows of the recent election are nearly behind us. It is time to focus on the serious tasks at hand. Dark clouds swirl overhead. It is plain that we are in crisis mode when the first policy gathering held by President-elect Obama involved a group of nerdy economists and financial gurus. Who knew that these people would come in handy?

Island Forum | Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club’s journey to PEAK is almost complete

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 11:13AM

The election is finally over, and although we would be naïve to think that the economic forecast will change dramatically right away, I am suddenly filled with hope for the future. As I tackle my role as the Capital Campaign Director for the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club, the thought of leading the efforts to raise the final dollars needed to break ground on a new club in this challenging financial climate is lofty, if not overwhelming. But then I remember that I am among friends in a place where good people make amazing things happen.

Grant-Weddle Wedding

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 11:17AM

Holly Grant and Nate Weddle were married on Aug. 29 at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, Wash. Pastor Robert Case officiated the wedding ceremony. A reception followed the ceremony.

Snoqualmie Casino is a sight to behold

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Nov 12, 2008 at 10:52AM

On opening day last Thursday it was a bit surreal to step out of the mist-laden Cascade forest into the Snoqualmie Tribe’s new state-of-the-art gambling palace. Being inside the 51,000 square foot gaming floor just 24 miles east of Mercer Island is to be transported to Las Vegas. Like the gilded halls of The Mirage or the MGM Grand, the new Snoqualmie Casino is a high-tech indulgence fueled by energy and luxury, food and drink.

Rindlaub-Chester Wedding

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 11:17AM

Alison Rindlaub and Dan Chester were married in Custer, Wash., on July 12, 2008 under a tent on the Tail Skid Meadows farm. Chris Manginelli, of Four Square Church in Mill Creek, Wash., officiated the ceremony. The wedding party and guests stayed at the nearby Semiahmoo Resort.

French newspaper on U.S. election

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

Thank you for including a French newspaper article about the presidential preference of most Mercer Island residents. My only regret is that their newspaper believes that Thonon’s sister city is in the Eastern United States (“Située a l’est des Etats-Unis”). For all the complaints that Europeans have about American ignorance of geography, one would think that they could at least place us in the correct half of the United States!

MI Senior Foundation events

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

Thank you for your ongoing coverage of Island events. The Senior Foundation Board appreciates the articles and invitations [printed in the Reporter] prior to the Fabulous Forties tea held on Oct. 11 at the Congregational Church. It included a fashion show provided by Mary Lewis of Goodwill Industries and eight volunteers. They gave a wonderful commentary about the 1940s and its styles.

Winter months and energy savings

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 10:00AM

Do you know that guy, Tom Bodett? He’s the folksy Motel 6 radio pitchman who says, “We’ll leave the light on for ’ya.” I actually met him once, and he sounds just the same in person as he does on FM. In fact, he speaks in stereo at all times.

Parental controls: monitoring your children’s virtual whereabouts

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 10:00AM

A few weeks ago, we addressed the complex nature of the online social networking community called MySpace. In that article, we referenced parental controls and how to find out more about them in order to provide online safety for children.

Mercer Island loses final game to Seattle Prep | Prep Football

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 3:45PM

The tumultuous Mercer Island football season came to a close on Friday with a 29-26 loss to Seattle Prep, despite a 20-0 lead during the second quarter.

Boys tennis takes doubles title

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

For the second year in a row, Mercer Island’s No. 1 doubles team has won the KingCo 3A title.

MIXC girls take state title

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

In one of the biggest surprises in Washington high school cross country history, the Mercer Island girls beat Seattle Prep to win the state title.

Islander girls swim wins district title, sweeps relays

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

The Mercer Island girls swim team won the 3A district title on Saturday, scoring 269 points, beating next closest Bellevue by 56 points at Mary Wayte Pool.

Water polo earns ninth state title

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

For the first time in 11 years, the Mercer Island boys water polo team did not enter the state tournament as the No. 1 seed. But the Islanders did continue another streak, winning their ninth straight state title.

Volleyball wins KingCo tournament, beats Wildcats

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

The Mercer Island volleyball team has been the picture of domination in league play during the past two seasons, and the 3A KingCo tournament on Friday and Saturday was no different. The Islanders won their second straight league tournament title by beating rival Mount Si, 3-1. The team also pushed its win streak against 3A KingCo opponents to 27 consecutive matches.

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