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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.

Lord of the ring

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

The McAleese family is anxious to find the owner of a man’s heavy gold wedding ring lost in Lake Washington last August. Young Daniel Peyton had searched methodically for the lost ring for many weeks, but ended up finding it by chance more than a month later.

Islanders split on parks measures

  • Nov 12, 2008 at 9:00AM

Island voters split over the approval of two ballot measures that would put more money into local parks. While voters denied a multi-million dollar capital improvement bond that would have restored much of Luther Burbank Park and replaced some soggy ballfields with artificial surfaces, they supported an annual maintenance levy for the next 15 years.

Mercer Island Chamber seeks nominations for 2008 Business of the Year

  • Nov 11, 2008 at 11:16AM

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2008 Business of the Year award. The award is to recognize an Island business that has contributed to the economic vitality of the Island and/or has brought significant value and benefit to the community. Information and a simple nomination form may be downloaded from the Chamber’s Web site at www.mercerislandchamber.org. Businesses may nominate themselves. The winner receives a free Chamber membership and other benefits.

Islander football beat by Prep 29-26

  • Nov 7, 2008 at 10:45PM

Turning the other leaf

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Nov 7, 2008 at 3:09PM

Bright fall-colored leaves are reflected in a pond at The Lakes neighborhood on the South end of Mercer Island, Oct. 27.

Video: Halloween on Mercer Island

  • Nov 6, 2008 at 1:55PM

Photographer Chad Coleman records the action around town during trick or treat.

Accident on West Mercer Way

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 1:23PM

This one-car accident occurred in the 5200 block of West Mercer Way on Monday at 8 a.m. Firefighters had to extract the man from the car with a hydraulic tool, but the man appeared unhurt. The roadway was slick with leaves and rain.

City briefs

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 1:20PM

The Design Commission will get its third look at the Boys & Girls Club’s proposed PEAK project next Wednesday, which will be the first of a typical pair of formal review sessions by the panel of seven Islanders.

Mercer Island boys water polo takes sixth in San Diego

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 11:22AM

The Mercer Island High School men’s water polo team took sixth overall out of the 32-team field during the Greater San Diego Invitational Water Polo Tournament last weekend. Despite sending one of their youngest teams in years, the Islanders advanced to the fifth-place game before succumbing to Santana High School of San Diego, 16-9. The tournament boasts some of the best teams from Southern California, including 16 ranked teams from San Diego High School Division’s I and II.

Thanks to IMS staff

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

To Roger Curtis and the staff at Islander Middle School, thank you for all the help with the League of Women Voters Forum on Oct. 21. The easels were particularly useful in the display of all the MI Parks pictures that Friends of Luther Burbank had loaned us.

Student letter: Playfields are soggy

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

When it rains, I can count on my sports games being cancelled. If the games aren’t, I’m playing in a field of water. This is because the fields on Mercer Island have poor drainage.

Islander Olympian still inspires

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

I found your article about Nancy Ramey Lethcoe very inspiring. I, too, was befriended by Nancy and her late husband, Jim. I met her as a pen pal while in prison. She has worked for the benefit of other prisoners as a result of our unique friendship. As an aspiring candidate for a seat in the Alaskan government, I would say she is most qualified to hold that seat. Gov. Sarah Palin isn’t the only inspiring female candidate in the state.

Student letter: More clubs at schools

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

I think schools should have a bigger variety of clubs and extracurricular activities. There are lots of different thoughts, feelings and interests. Some people are content with the usual; some thrive on the unexpected. Some lead busy lives; some do not. Some people are calm and artistic; others are upbeat and athletic.

Student letter: Teen drinking

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

I am writing about the article in last week’s Reporter Police Blotter section that mentioned a teenager who was drinking at the high school football game. I feel strongly that a teenager should not be drinking, especially at a football game.

Student letter: Support the bailout

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

I agree with the U.S. government’s bailout bill because financial assistance to certain investment banks is important in order to improve our economy.

Thanks to Mercer Island Schools Foundation

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

We would like to express our gratitude to the Mercer Island Schools Foundation for its continued support of our fifth-grade science program. The annual Phone-A-Thon will be taking place on Oct. 27 and 28 this year, and we want to encourage the community to support our schools through this fundraiser.

MIHS graduate is UW Homecoming Queen

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

Mercer Island High School graduate Courtney Hampson was honored as the University of Washington 2008 Homecoming Queen on Oct. 17. Hampson, who graduated from MIHS in 2005, is a UW honors student pursuing a degree at the Jackson School of International Studies. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Hampson has taken on a number of leadership roles at UW. She is the director of the UW Leaders Program, co-founder of the ASUW Ambassadors program, an active member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Order of Omega Greek Leadership and Honor Society. Hampson is writing her honors thesis on the changing purpose of the Peace Corps.

Couple cycles Island 50 times for Children’s Hospital

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 9:00AM

Mercer Island residents DJ and Renae Brooks celebrated their 50th birthdays by cycling around Mercer Island 50 consecutive times for Children’s Hospital. Tackling the marathon tag-team style, each taking one 13-mile loop at a time or riding together, the couple finished their goal in 44 hours and 36 minutes. They covered a total of 650 miles and raised $5,000 for the charity — $100 per loop.

‘Swing for the Cure’ brings $528,850 to breast cancer fight

  • Nov 5, 2008 at 10:00AM

MulvannyG2 Architecture raised $138,850 to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Puget Sound Affiliate, at its sixth annual golf tournament, “Swing for the Cure,” held at Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore. Mitch Smith and Ming Zhang, Senior Partners of MulvannyG2, along with Chairman of the Board, Jerry Lee, presented a check to Mona Locke, Executive Director of Komen’s Puget Sound Affiliate, on Oct. 10 in support of breast cancer awareness month. MulvannyG2’s cumulative donation from this event has now peaked to over $528,850, aiding in the fight against breast cancer.

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