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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.

Mercer Island Police Blotter | Nov. 12

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

A Porsche 911 parked in an Islander’s garage in the 5000 block of East Mercer Way was keyed down the passenger side during the night of Halloween. According to the owner’s estimate, the scratches will cost $3,000 to repair.

Bold visitor

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 10:00AM

A young buck was seen in front of the Harris home on Forest Avenue last week. The deer was discovered by Mick McHugh while out walking his dog Maude.

Spill closed S.E. 24th Street

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

Evening traffic was diverted from S.E. 24th Street for several hours last Monday after an oily substance was spilled onto the roadway.

Reichert wins third term, defeats Burner

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

A close rematch between the former county sheriff and a Microsoft manager looking to represent Islanders in Congress ended Friday night after days of increasing Republican support.

Lakeridge students raise money for horse sanctuary

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

Lakeridge Community Service Club, a PTA-organized after-school program, visited a number of rescued PMU horses at the Mercer Island Saddle Club on Oct. 4 for its latest service project. The PMU horses, which are foals rescued from potential slaughter and foreign sale, are raised by the Phoenix Rising Sanctuary near Duvall. These foals are the by-product of mares impregnated for the collection of their hormone-rich urine, which is used for Premarin, an estrogen replacement medicine. The MI Saddle Club agreed to host the horses in their stable for the charity event.

School briefs

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

Mercer Island High School math teacher Kim Schjelderup was recognized last month by the 2008 University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering Department as one of Washington’s “inspirational teachers.” Schjelderup, who has taught at MIHS for more than 15 years, was nominated by former students who are now part of the UW Computer Science and Engineering School. Each year, the department honors high school and community college teachers across the state as “inspirational teachers,” based on student recommendations. Schjelderup received the honor last May and was recognized in October at a banquet with university staff and former students. The teachers were also given a tour of the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering.

Guiding voters at the polls

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

Creative designer for the Mercer Island Reporter and Reporter Newspapers, Melanie Morgan spent 16 hours working at the West Seattle Senior Center polling station on Nov. 4. Morgan worked as a greeter, directing Seattle voters from 13 precincts to their respective tables. The Kent resident was on site at 5:30 a.m., more than an hour before the polls opened, until nearly 10 p.m. to drop the ballots off at the depot center. Having worked at poll stations twice before, Morgan said last week’s election was the busiest she had ever seen.

Democrats dominating 41st District

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 12:00AM

If current election results remain the same, voters of the 41st Legislative District will have elected Democrats to all three seats for the first time since the Great Depression. It would also be the first time in decades that one of the winners is not an Islander.

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