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Letters to the editor

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 5:06PM

Where have all the signs gone?

No smoking gun

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 5:06PM

It has been months since former Assistant City Manager Londi Lindell and former City Attorney Bob Sterbank left the city under less-than-favorable circumstances. Sterbank was asked to leave in January less than a year after he was hired. Lindell was fired in April. After months of internal strife at City Hall, it was not unexpected.

Senior Foundation takes to the streets

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

In January, the Senior Foundation notified a city traffic planner of its interest in raising funds to underwrite the $45,000 cost for interactive crosswalk (IC) on 78th Avenue S.E. at 34th Street. When activated by a pedestrian, an IC flashes lights at the street level to alert drivers.

Let’s get ready to rumble, it is time for the general election

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

If politics were boxing — and sometimes it certainly seems that way — then we have finished with the sparing and it is now time for the main event. In other words, the general election will be nothing like the primary.

ID required

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 5:05PM

It is easy to say what you want to when no one knows who you are.

WSU program comes to Mercer Island

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 4:00PM

Washington State University King County Extension’s popular Forest Stewardship coached planning course for forest landowners is coming to Mercer Island, Sept. 17. Packed with practical information and guidance from an array of resource professionals, this course uses a hands-on approach to help landowners decide how to manage their forests for ecological, recreational and/or economic benefits. Instructors guide the class through the process of developing a written forest stewardship plan, which can be used to qualify for property tax reduction.

Completing the dream | Girls swim striving for state title after second last year

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 4:00PM

The second-place finish at the state meet last year was a sign that the Mercer Island girls swim team’s climb to the top was almost complete.

One more chance | Volleyball looks to build on success

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 4:00PM

The feeling of a lost opportunity fell over the Mercer Island High School girls volleyball team following state last year. The team swept through KingCo for an undefeated season and league title. The team then placed second at the district tournament only to be sent home prior to placing at state.

Don’t pass over the desserts

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:34PM

What is a Passover Seder? It is a service that retells the Passover story. Seder really means “order,” as this service has 14 parts that are performed in a sequence. The Passover book, which tells the Passover story, is called a Haggadah. The Passover Seder is often held in a family member’s home on the same Hebrew calendar date every year, the 14th day of the month of Nisan. The second Passover Seder during the Passover week is often held in synagogues or Jewish community centers.

Taxes, varmints and heros

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:34PM

Besides our sales tax rising to 9 percent on April 1, the deadline on April 15 for federal income tax returns, and our property taxes due April 30 — what’s new?

Colin Lake and Wellbottom blues

  • Apr 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:34PM

Colin Lake took up the lap-slide guitar five years ago. Now, he has a band called Wellbottom and two CDs to his credit. The second CD, blues-style “Bullet,” was recently released online and will be available in stores next month.

Becoming enlightened about kosher wines

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:33PM

A few years ago, “kosher” wine meant syrupy and sweet. Then later when I realized that there were varietal kosher wines such as chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon, I mentally filed them into a category that I could ignore. Now I am enlightened. But before discussing good, locally available kosher wines, I need to describe three special terms that you can find on the back labels of those wines: kosher, mevushal and “kosher for Passover.”

Earth Week, April 20-26: live lighter

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:33PM

How will you reduce your 20 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) this year to do your part in climate control?

Haitian paintings’ legacy will continue

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:33PM

The two paintings that hang in the entryway of Bob Olsen’s Bellevue home aren’t for decor — they’re a legacy that soon will be passed on again.

Celebrate Earth Day by dressing green

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:33PM

Eco-friendly fashion is not new to the American consumer, but it is getting more prominent every year. Stores such as REI, Whole Foods and, more recently, Nau in Bellevue Square have a selection of performance clothing made of environmentally friendly fabrics. Olivine, a trendy boutique in Ballard has an array of sustainable clothing, shoes, accessories and beauty products. Their fashion-forward trendy designs are a far cry from the once traditional shapeless clothes made of hemp.

Mystery solved!

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:33PM

Thanks to Susan Blake, former City Councilmember, School Board member and current Historical Society member:

A local solution may help replenish essential honeybees

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:33PM

A disease that has killed off honeybees and devastated crop production along the West Coast has some Northwest farmers growing uneasy.

Yellow bird’s jingle is catchy

  • Apr 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:33PM

Do you ever have a song or jingle crawling through your mind that just won’t stop? It is sometimes called an “earworm.”

Gardens are never static

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

The bulbs are in bloom, and it really feels like spring. The urge to be outside is overwhelming, and good gardeners know that now is the time to renew the garden and add new plants. The nurseries receive new shipments every day and the selection grows.

Finding common ground in litter fixation

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

When my publisher approached me recently for endorsements toward my new book, “Rhymes and Reasons,” I had a challenge. I had to think of who I could ask to write a quote for the back cover. Since the book is a collection of poetic reflections on current events, name recognition was not enough. I wanted someone who breathed the atmosphere of popular culture.

Wind power is a reality

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

“We’re number five! We’re number five! We’re number five!”

Islander in praise of play

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

In many cultures around the world, play is considered an important part of childhood — but only of childhood. Adults don’t play — at least not in the same way that children do. Parents may experience vicariously the pleasures of play when they see their kids having fun. But they don’t fully partake in their kids’ unmitigated joy. That is the exclusive domain of childhood, irretrievably closed off to grown-ups.

Trials of a bargain hunter in Mexico

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

Before I get into this and in the spirit of full disclosure, let me state that I am typically found toward the far end of the “frugal spectrum.” I wouldn’t call myself “cheap.” That would be too generous.

Few words ... and much finery

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

Words blossom in spring. Short and easy does it.

Visiting a college on the weekend Joan Franklin

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:32PM

Question: I am only free to visit colleges on a weekend when the admission office is closed. Can I get enough out of this visit to make it worthwhile?

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