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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.

Bellevue is finalist for proposed regional jail

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 12:00AM

A site near the new Group Health Hospital in Bellevue is among six potential sites for a new regional municipal jail, a multi-city planning group announced on Nov. 20.

City brings clubs to the table

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 12:00AM

To help the Island’s various clubs resolve turf conflicts and get sports clubs talking to one another, the city hired the same parks facilitator who managed the Luther Burbank Master Planning sessions a few years ago.

St. Monica to build new addition

  • Nov 26, 2008 at 12:00AM

St. Monica School is taking steps to establish its first pre-kindergarten and after-school daycare program. The school has already applied for a conditional-use permit from the City of Mercer Island to build a 2,000-square-foot building north of the St. Monica rectory. The development site is currently a vacant grass field, seldom used by children at St. Monica, said the school’s principal, Pam Dellino.

L.B. Park: An unprecedented opportunity - Island Forum

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:24PM

By Joe Wallis

An Island of giving

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:24PM

In one day, one of the world's largest natural disasters took tens of thousands of lives. On Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, a 9.0 earthquake in the Indian Ocean caused tsunamis that flooded the shores of 11 countries, leveling cities and islands. The toll as of Monday was nearly 140,000 dead. The lack of food and clean water could threaten survivors and claim more lives from diseases such as cholera and dysentery.

Creating a state that leaves no citizen behind - Island Forum

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:24PM

By Sen. Brian Weinstein

Is it time for a parks advisory board?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:24PM

Considering that parks have been a hot-button issue for many on Mercer Island in the last few years -- the future of Luther Burbank, opening Island Crest and Clise parks to cell towers, and the health of the vegetation in parks and open spaces in general -- it may be a good time for the city to consider resurrecting a citizen advisory board to the City Council regarding parks.

Thumbs up / down

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:24PM

Thumbs up for park, Eastside district, fundraising efforts

It"s time to focus on state"s biggest challenges - Island Forum

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:24PM

By Rep. Judy Clibborn

Delay in deciding BGC proposal reasonable

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:23PM

The 60 days that the Mercer Island School Board is taking to decide whether it should participate in a $14 million multi-use youth and athletic facility seems reasonable, especially considering what is at stake.

What happened to our seat at the I-90 table? - Island Forum

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:23PM

By Lisa Belden

Retirement funding crisis looms for city

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:23PM

The Mercer Island City Council should consider finding a reliable, long-term revenue source to fund its obligation to police and firefighters under an old state retirement system.

Higher ed.: Changing students, new economy - Island forum

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:23PM

By Rep. Fred Jarrett

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