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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.

Former Rep. May dies at 89

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 9:00AM

Former Mercer Island City Councilman and four-term 41st District state representative, Fred Oakley May, has died.

Mercer Island volleyball wins district title

  • Nov 15, 2008 at 10:00PM updated Nov 17, 2008 at 9:05AM

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 always win the fourth game but that third one has become superstitious for the team. The Islanders broke that dubious run Saturday evening as they crushed Eastside Catholic 3-0 to win the district title at West Seattle High School.

41st District House race continues to tighten

  • Nov 4, 2008 at 7:00PM updated Nov 13, 2008 at 3:49PM

The number of votes separating a Democrat ahead in a close race for the 41st Legislative District continues to shrink with each count.

Rotary Islanders of the month

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Nov 13, 2008 at 3:28PM

The Rotary Islander of the Month award for November was given to Mercer Island High School seniors, Tyler Benster and Jacqueline Dean Witter.

This Week on Mercer Island

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Nov 13, 2008 at 3:19PM

The “Images of Change” art show features photographs of civil rights heros, donated by the National Public Library, along with photos from the Mercer Island High School’s Multicultural Scholars trip to the Deep South last summer, on exhibit from 3 to 5 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 16, at the Community Center at Mercerview. Wine and appetizers will be offered. The event is free, but a $25 donation is suggested. All proceeds go toward the Multicultural Scholars Program.

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!

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