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Mercer Island purchases electric cars | News Briefs

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Nov 20, 2008 at 2:03PM

With a lot less fanfare than when they moved to the Island, Tent City 4 folded their tents and left the Island on the first of November.

Golden glow

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 2:22PM

A colorful sunset reflects off the waters of Lake Washington at Proctor Landing on Mercer Island, Thursday.

Moon glow

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 2:21PM

This view of the full moon rising over The Mercer Apartments last Friday combines two exposures on the same frame.

Swim star Godfred leaps past records

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 2:20PM

Islander Rachel Godfred receives a medal from her coach, Jeff Lowell, after she broke former Olympian Mary Wayte’s high school record in the 200 individual medley, Saturday, on her way to winning the state title in the event. Godfred also won the state title in the 500-yard freestyle, breaking a 32-year-old Islander record.

Islander girls swim takes third at state

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 2:19PM

The Islander girls swim team placed third at state behind broken records, state titles and personal bests.

Superstition no match for MI ambition | Islanders break third-game jinx, win district title

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 2:18PM

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 nearly always win the fourth game but that third one has become superstitious for the team.

Record breaker, state taker | Godfred wins two individual swim titles, crushes MI record book

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 2:18PM

Mercer Island senior Rachel Godfred has achieved a lot in four years of swimming. Earning “Ironman” status all four seasons, winning a state title in the 200-yard individual medley during her junior year and being named team captain this year are just a few of her accomplishments. But nothing compared to Saturday’s performance during the state meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

Sports briefs

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 2:18PM

The Mercer Island girls basketball sixth-grade select team won its first tournament of the season. The girls played in the 2008 Skyline Girls Select Basketball Tournament on Nov. 7-9 and went undefeated in all five of their games, including the title game against the host team, Skyline. This is the second consecutive year that the team has won this tournament. Team members include: Julia Blumenstein, Brooke Behrbaum, Gretchen Peterson, Molly Bucklin, Katherine Vetter, Megan Diamond, Jamie Mounger, Amanda Tsang, Olivia Snell, Stephanie Silke and Jessica Blakeslee.

Chef Tom Black prepares fresh fish at VFW | Column & Recipes

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Nov 19, 2008 at 10:22AM

The fishing this past season was sparse,” said Dr. Robert Faine, of the Puget Sound Anglers of Lake Washington. But you couldn’t tell as Chef Tom Black of the Culinary Communion took on his “Cookin’ the Catch” assignment last Wednesday at the VFW Hall with determination. Black had four kinds of fish to cook from the Anglers Association; salmon, halibut, crab and perch. He thought carefully about flavors and textures. He also thought about presentation and was filled with ideas. Every year, the Puget Sound Anglers Association invites a prominent chef in the community to teach the group how to cook the season’s bounty. This year, Black took the limited catch and impressed the class.

Prevention moves to IMS | Drug, alcohol-use programs to re-focus on young teens

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 2:13PM

To many, the acronym D.A.R.E. represented the community’s drug and alcohol prevention programs in one word. But since it was announced that the Mercer Island Police Department no longer planned to designate a patrol officer for D.A.R.E., city officials have not been able to succinctly label their new approach to prevention.

View from the Eastside | Offering our help to the governor

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

Chris Gregoire was re-elected governor on Nov. 4, but from the way she’s talking, you’d think her opponent, Dino Rossi, won the election.

Editorial | Tent City 4 moves on

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

Tent City 4 has come and gone. It has gone without fanfare, angry letters or demonstrations. Its quiet departure stands in sharp relief to the angst it encountered when it came in early August. Those against the camp here were concerned about the safety of their families and the value of their property. Many were angry and truly afraid. Many pointed out that supporting the camp does not help the homeless. It just encourages or enables homeless to rely on others, they said.

Rotary Islander of November

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

The Rotary Islander of the Month award for November was given to Mercer Island High School senior Olivia Witter.

Local Art

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

Islander Lucia Neagu is a native of Romania but has lived in the United States for 11 years. As a student, she studied art and earned a graduate degree in applied art. But with a family and a job, there was no time left over for art. In her biography, Neagu said that she had “missed being able to pursue my passion for art and hoped that late in my life there would come a time when I would be able to open up my almost-forgotten treasure box of feelings and sensitivity, and express myself as an artist.” Now a permanent resident and U.S. citizen, Neagu has returned her attention to her painting.

YamiPod and SharePod – freeing your iPod

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

The iPod is a most beloved device. iPod owners are able to store a large portion of their music and, in newer models, video and photo collections — within reach at all times. This allows for what most folks do with such treasures — enjoy and share them. But things are not so perfect as this feel-good phenomenon would otherwise present. Although the owner of an iPod does own the device, she or he must conform to the protocols and parameters of the iPod “system.”

Robotic walking therapy on the Eastside is available to the public | New system gives hope to people with paralysis

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 10:00AM

Pushing Boundaries, Washington’s only exercise-therapy center for people with paralysis, is gearing up to introduce the state’s first robotic walking system, the Lokomat, early next year. The machine will be available for public use and may help those with paralysis regain strength and, in some cases, learn to walk again.

News briefs

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

The Mercer Island Children’s Hospital Guild Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, at Cheryl Hansen’s home on Mercer Island, 6115 93rd Ave. S.E..

Travel plans for skiing destinations

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 10:00AM

As the holiday season approaches, many of us snowsport aficionados will be making travel plans to mountain resorts near and far. There was a time, not so long ago, when travel by air with skis and snowboards was fairly easy. Then came the aftermath of 9/11 when things got more complicated. Because of the extensive and often silly security checks, travelers were encouraged to check their luggage as much as possible, and to carry on very little.

Title IX | Mercer Island School District proposes unified booster club

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

Nearly a year after the Mercer Island School District conducted a Title IX compliance report, the athletic department is already undergoing transition. Determined to meet all athletic equity standards between girls’ and boys’ sports, Mercer Island High School Athletic Director Craig Olson is speaking to coaches, parents and teachers about changes that must be implemented to meet Title IX law.

Emergency water well construction moves ahead

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

The City Council got a look earlier this month at the 768-square-foot pump house at the emergency water well in Rotary Park. A 60-horsepower submersible motor will be housed in the new building, which will be 24-by-32-feet and also contain three pressurized tanks with a total capacity of 3,000 gallons. The pump will be able to produce 200 to 250 gallons per minute. Rectangular in shape, the new building will have a single dormer and some skylights on the metal roof above a cedar siding.

Prop. 1 vote means transit to Island by 2020

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

A light rail station is coming to Mercer Island. With the passage of Sound Transit’s Prop. 1 by 58 percent of the vote, the funds will be raised to add a cross-lake route from Seattle to Bellevue with a stop on Mercer Island.

Islanders celebrate Civil Rights through pictures

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

Dozens of Civil Rights photographs, some from the 1960s and others from 2008, sat in silent auction at the Community Center at Mercer View on Nov. 16 as viewers browsed over and discussed the images. The exhibit, titled “Images of Change,” raised money for the Multicultural Scholars Program, which educates students from Mercer Island and Franklin High Schools on contemporary and historical civil rights issues.

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.

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