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City briefs

  • Nov 25, 2008 at 2:57PM

Council meetings to be televised this month

Mercer Island residents say no tolls for 520 bridge

  • Nov 25, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 2:38PM

An auditorium full of Islanders repeated a clear message about tolling I-90 to help pay for a new SR-520 bridge — don’t toll traffic to and from Mercer Island.

Gathering at the table for Thanksgiving

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

Thanksgiving is a holiday for which I am truly thankful. For one thing, it is a holiday that isn’t defined by commercialism. There is no expectation to buy presents. No decorations are required. Primetime television programs aren’t pre-empted by holiday specials. And you don’t have to endure non-stop seasonal music on radio stations for weeks beforehand.

Mercer Island volleyball fourth in state | Highest state placing in three decades

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 8:32PM

This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Mercer Island girls volleyball team. After all, the team lost four key seniors last season and had to adapt to a new setter. But in addition to rebuilding itself, the team has continued to thrive, winning the KingCo and District titles.

Island Books and PTA work together

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

Recently, Island Books hosted an “Island Book Night” with 20 percent of the proceeds for the day going to the Mercer Island High School PTSA. In addition, anonymous parents purchased books for our library.

No tolls for Islanders

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

Today would have been an expensive day for us, which is our norm instead of the one expensive day once in a while. We have made three trips off the Island before 11 a.m., so the tolls would be really costly for this household. Between work and our daily activities, I still do not understand how having a toll on I-90 is OK to pay for SR-520. I do not believe that people will drive to I-90 to save tolls when they will have to sit in traffic for much longer coming this way instead of just staying on 520. But that is our government at work.

No tolls on I-90

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

The Open House on 520 Tolling meeting at the JCC on Monday was attended by Mercer Island State Representative Judy Clibborn. I took the opportunity to ask Ms. Clibborn if she supported the “No Toll On I-90” petition.

Grant for MISD dance program

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

It is with sincere gratitude that, as program director for the dance program for the elementary schools in the district, I accept this generous grant from the Mercer Island Community Fund. This funding will supplement a dance education in the curriculums of the physical education and music programs at Island Park, Lakeridge and West Mercer Elementary Schools.

Island art

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

“Arusha Art Alley Mandala,” by Shelly Watson, is a meditation mandala on the poaching of animals and art, part of the Snitzels Fiber Art Pieces Show at the Congregational Church of Mercer Island.

Island Probus Club offers a glimpse into adventure | Club for retired Islanders celebrates its 20th year

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

Once a month, Islanders have the opportunity to meet with friends and neighbors to visit, have some lunch and hear from a former governor about China or take a tour through Antarctica. On the first Wednesday of each month, the Mercer Island Probus Club meets at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. for coffee and conversation, and convenes at 11:30 a.m. to hear a guest speaker talk. An optional $5 lunch is available after the talk. Occasional trips to places of interest are scheduled for those members who wish to go, and twice-yearly luncheons offer opportunities for more enjoyment. It is a way to keep informed and stay connected.

Folding up

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

Origami birds by the Mercer Island High School Art Club, an after-school program, on display at the Mercer Island Library, Thursday.

Finders and seekers

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

Daniel Peyton, 9, holds his reward for finding a fellow Islander’s lost wedding band in Lake Washington and returning it to its owner, Bob Mathews, above right, earlier this month.


  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

Mercer Island resident, Deborah Rosen, has received the American Jewish Committee Seattle Chapter’s (AJC Seattle) Distinguished Leadership Award. The award recognizes Rosen for her work with the Seattle Jewish Film Festival, FilmTalks program, the Board and the Max Block Student Human Relations Awards. She plans to establish a $150,000 educational endowment fund through AJC Seattle, offering scholarships worth $2,500 to Block Award recipients.

Fall sports rewind

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

Sophomore Glen Kelton returns a volley against Woodinville at Mercer Island.

Fall sports rewind

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

Islander junior Treston Donovan makes a reception in the first half at Newport.

Sports briefs

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

The Eastside Football Club Boys U12 Red soccer team captured the U.S. Club Soccer Washington Cup Premier championships, Nov. 7-9, at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

Mercer Island Police Blotter | Nov. 26

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

Police arrested a 75-year-old Islander for harassing and threatening to kill a tow truck driver during an argument over the price that he was getting charged for towing his car to his house around 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19 in the 5100 block of 90th Avenue S.E.

Who is using Islander Stadium? | District underestimated schools for stadium rental fees

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

When the Mercer Island School District opened the new turf at Islander Stadium four years ago, it estimated that high school teams would need the field only half as often as the Island’s sports programs. But a Parks and Recreation review published earlier this year found that this estimate has turned out to be just the opposite.

Heart of glass

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

Islander Tom Randall creates stained glass art at his work bench at home in the Ellsworth House apartments. See the full story in the Lifestyles section.

This Week on Mercer Island

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

The Mercer Island Clergy Association is sponsoring a community interfaith Thanksgiving celebration tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 4400 86th Ave. S.E. Questions? Call MI Covenant Church at 232-1015.

Ballot count tips toward Maxwell for state house seat | Race just shy of recount range; Republicans watching race ‘closely’

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 9:00AM

Democratic candidate and Renton resident Marcie Maxwell appears to have won the final seat in the state Legislature in a close race against current City Councilmember Steve Litzow.

Islanders help EC to playoffs

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 12:00AM

Mercer Island residents Christian Johnson, Sam Lindquist, Grant Sutherland, Ross Barlow, Zach McKiernan, Connor Holden and Connor McCormick all play football for Eastside Catholic. The team finished the regular season with a record of 9-1 and was ranked fifth overall entering the state playoffs.

At MIHS, school spirit reigns

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 12:00AM

When it comes to athletic school spirit, Mercer Island High School trumps Title IX with a royal flush. Cheerleaders, flag dudes, the high school band, drill team, the Snail Pound, the Islander Girls — these spirited students can be found at one sporting event or another, oftentimes as one unified crowd of maroon and white. They don’t ignore the girls sports. They make a point to attend all events; whether a rainy cross country race in a muddy park or the Homecoming football game. At Mercer Island High School, school spirit reigns.

Amazing run for volleyball

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 12:00AM

This year has not been a good one for local sports.

Stadium rental revenues continue to decline

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 12:00AM

The amount of revenue generated by renting Islander Stadium out to sports programs has decreased in the past two years after reaching a high in 2006. According to the city’s Parks and Recreation department, which schedules the stadium for non-school uses, only $28,722 has been raised so far in 2008. That is about half of what was raised last year and 39 percent of what was generated in 2006. The amount raised two years ago was $73,634, which was slightly more than the amount from 2005.

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