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Islanders embrace intensity of rowing, fuel local crew teams

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:17PM

From the shore, Islander Courtney Backman and her teammate’s strokes look effortless as they propel their boat atop a bumpy Lake Washington on a cloudy Thursday afternoon. Up close, however, the physical effort they put into each pull becomes very apparent.

Condos for Shorewood

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:17PM

More condos may be coming to the Island but this time they w ill be outside of Town Center. The company that bought Shorewood Heights Apartments in 2005 has announced plans to construct approximately 120 new condos and town homes on its 44.5 acre campus on the northeast corner of the Island.

Islander takes selfless path: Retired Island dentist, Rotarian recognized for ‘exemplary humanitarian service’

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:17PM

Thirteen bicycles are strewn across the driveway of Bob Lewis’ South-end Mercer Island home. He’s accumulating as many used bikes as possible to send to Ghana, West Africa, to help farmers and healthcare workers get to their work.

To honor the ‘quiet influence’

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

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Tasty dilemma, pizza or pita?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

Which is better, pizza or pita? It depends on who you ask. In January 2007, the three elementary schools on the Island did a lot of asking, a lot of sampling, and made a lot of improvements. After receiving a grant last October, the Mercer Island School District Wellness Committee piloted a one-month lunch program, “Four Weeks of Finer Food,” which featured more nutritious and appealing choices for elementary school children.

Transient teen assaults Islander

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

Mercer Island Police last week arrested two young men for investigation of two separate but serious incidents that occurred on the Island.

Water for well found underneath Island

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

After successfully drilling 600 feet below the Island at Rotary Park, a sufficient supply of water has been discovered and could be tapped to use in the event of a natural disaster. Water quality tests are being evaluated, and if it is determined to be safe for human consumption, the city plans to install a hook-up for an emergency well. The $410,000 for the drilling and tests, however, won’t pay for the hook-up. City Council members will have to release additional funds to complete construction of the well.

City to reduce energy use: Staff asked to increase education on conservation

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

In front of a large group of high school students and numerous citizens, City Council members last Monday unanimously approved a resolution directing city staff to reduce the amount of energy used in city operations and its vehicle fleet to affect the global climate crisis. The resolution also asks city staff to increase education about energy conservation.

Changes in DSG, Lancaster named new director

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

There’s a new department head over at city hall, but don’t get him confused with the city manager.

Starbucks Bike to Work Day

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

Islanders are used to sharing the road with cyclists — from families on mountain bikes riding for recreation to colorfully spandexed riders training for races, and everything in between. On any given day, hundreds of bicycles traverse the Island for recreation or as part of their commute. With growing traffic and environmental concerns, as well as the lately pristine spring weather, perhaps now is the time to make the switch to two wheels.

Family loses dog in hit and run

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

Five tiny white puppies have been orphaned because their mother was hit by a vehicle on a private lane off West Mercer Way on the South end of the Island two weeks ago.

Leave ID theft in the cold: State consumers able to freeze accounts

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

Mercer Island is known for its minimal crime rates and safe neighborhoods, but residents here are no safer than other Americans when it comes to identity theft.

Order those Graduate Grams

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

Osprey admirers wait for hatchlings

  • May 24, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 4:16PM

On April 21, some of the staff and maintenance workers at Mercer Island High School started a countdown. That is approximately the day they believe the two osprey, perched in a nest on a lightpole at Islander Stadium, laid eggs.

HOV access assured for now

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:15PM

Folks heading to and from the Island while driving alone will retain access to the center roadway of Interstate 90 and its future carpool lanes, according to officials from the Department of Transportation and the Governor’s Office.

Towering changes: Building code amendments approved by Council

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:15PM

Future developments in Mercer Island’s Town Center will now have to provide one of three potential public amenities in order to build to a height of five stories.

Police boat sinks at dock

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:15PM

The Mercer Island Police Department is getting ship shape for the summer, and will add another vessel to its marine patrol fleet by the year’s end.

Construction at all hours
Reporter staff

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:15PM

Officials with the state department of transportation advised North end residents of continuing, noisy night work taking place on Interstate 90 near 80th Avenue S.E. for a new direct access on ramp to the park and ride.

PSE may face fine of $2M
Reporter staff

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:15PM

Staff members at the state agency that regulates pipeline safety are recommending a $2 million penalty against Puget Sound Energy (PSE) for failing to keep accurate and complete documentation of suspected gas leaks.

Green power in blue

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:15PM

Bassett announces run for City Council

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:15PM

Another contest for this fall’s City Council elections emerged last week with a new candidate declaring his intent to run for the mayor’s seat.

Leaping into summer

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:15PM

Hillside project will include park, trail

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:14PM

The owner of a piece of property adjacent to the Town Center wants to build three, small single-family homes and a city park that overlook Luther Burbank Park, Meydenbauer Bay and the Cascade Mountains.

Town Center building wins big

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:14PM

Mercer Island’s first large Town Center development, Island Market Square, won grand acknowledgments for a prestigious award among developers and architects on Thursday. In addition, the builders of the Community Center at Mercer View received honors for its design at the Civic Design Awards in Seattle a couple of weeks ago.

New police officer to enforce parking, leash laws

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:14PM

Been ticketed lately for parking illegally near Tully’s while grabbing a cup of coffee? Find a ticket on the windshield for parking in the restricted zone near the high school?

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