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Costly clean-up of toxic soils to begin

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

An access agreement with a property owner adjacent to the city’s maintenance shop remains the final piece before crews can begin installing a trench to divert ground water away from polluted soil.

From apples to apartments

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

Development at old Safeway site will not include specialty grocery

MI Park and Ride delayed

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

A cracked support beam will further delay construction of the North Mercer park and ride for up to six months and cost about $2 million to fix. The cracked beam is a direct result of faulty design, officials say.

Council approves PEAK parking

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

Satisfied with provisions designated to protect the surrounding neighborhood while providing a youth center near the high school, City Council approved 4-1 the amendments to a development agreement with the school district regarding the Boys and Girls Club’s PEAK project.

Lone South end pharmacy to close

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

Longs Drug stores closes all Washington state locations

Mural links art, culture, community

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

Islander Middle School seventh-grade Spanish students have finished a two-month project resulting in four large original murals for the school with famous Artist-in-Residence and muralist, Jos/ Orantes.

Island high school students head to court

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

While most students were still in bed sleeping on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 24, the Mercer Island High School Mock Trial Team was already hard at work, decked out in suits and dress shoes gearing up for the King County District Competition. Only a year after Mercer Island began the first student-initiated mock trial team, the sport has grown from one team of 13 students to two teams including 20 students. It has also become a MIHS club. At promptly 7:30 a.m., both teams headed down to the King County Court House to participate in the YMCA Youth and Government Mock Trial program.

New clergy at Island’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church

  • Mar 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 4:21PM

Technically, they’re just temporary employees with long, complicated titles. But talk to Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s Interim Rector The Rev. Father Charles Searls Ridge, D. Min. and Interim Associate Rector The Rev. Dr. Marilyn M. Cornwell, and you realize they’re so much more.

A happy ending

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM


Jarrett is ‘Official of the Year’

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

*editor’s note: This story has been modified because it originally stated that Jim Ellis had died last summer, which was incorrect.

Symmonds honored at City Hall

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

Assistant city manager positions — usually transparent gears in city business — aren’t likely candidates for accolades.

South end sewage spills into Lake

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

North end sewer repairs are complete

Island Olympians

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

Bob Sterbank named new city attorney

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

Olympia city attorney hired, Lindell assistant city manager

Scheduling key to PEAK and neighborhood

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

City officials are hoping a shared scheduling system set to begin a few months before PEAK opens will finally bring order to the chaotic parking and traffic situation at the high school, district campus and surrounding neighborhood.

Emergency generators to pump gas may be required

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

Adding insult to injury during the windstorm last December, there was no way for Islanders to get gas to travel off the Island, run chain saws or operate generators.

History Project

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

Islanders record memories of WWII ‘Long Bombers’ for Library of Congress archives

Big developments, tiny public spaces: Little open space in new buildings

  • Apr 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 4:20PM

When the two largest mixed-use developments opened in the Town Center last year, Islanders finally got to see what decades of urban planning and design review had wrought. But to some, promises to make the new buildings more people-friendly seemed forgotten. Only a few, very small public spaces have emerged along with these massive structures. The city has taken notice and is now seeking more control over future developments to ensure public spaces are provided after construction. The code currently in place allowed developers to create several small public features, such as one water fountain accompanied by some clocks, statues or art work.

Little leaguer

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

Bobman named State Scholar

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

Mercer Island High School senior Jake Bobman has been selected as one of three Washington state Scholars from the 41st Legislative district. The Washington Scholars Program recognizes the accomplishments of the top-three high-school seniors from each district on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, and community service. Bobman will receive a four-year, full-tuition scholarship to be used at any public or independent college in Washington. He will be recognized for his achievements by Govenor Christine Gregoire and the Legislature on Washington Scholar’s Day on April 25 in Olympia. Bobman’s proud parents are Karen and Bruce Bobman.

Code offers trade-offs for new construction

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

City Council reviewed the proposed changes to the Town Center’s development code for the first time Monday, asking city staff to come back with more information before it reached a decision about how stringent and reaching the city should be with prospective development.

Lindquist to head state teachers union

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

Longtime Mercer Island School District teacher, Mary Lindquist, will become head of the 80,000-member, state-wide union for teachers, the Washington Education Association (WEA) beginning July 1.

New ramps at North Mercer

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

Islanders can expect more construction near the North Mercer Park and Ride now that Sound Transit is scheduled to begin building direct access on/off-ramps this week.

Right at home

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

It’s a Wednesday morning at Mercer Island Care and Rehabilitation and some of the facility’s residents are discussing an upcoming rummage sale in the lounge. A butterscotch-and-white Chihuahua named Sophie sits in Loa Jordan’s arms, quietly observing the room and gently wagging her tail.

Freeman family still influences Eastside growth

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 4:19PM

Many longtime Islanders can attest to the notion that the Eastside is not what it used to be.

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