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Goal tending

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 11:00AM

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Jennifer Seely Islander Jennifer Seely took this photo of a spotted owl outside her home at the end of 91st Avenue S.E., near Ellis Pond, around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8. According to Seely’s mother, Cynthia, the family often hears an owl in the darkness of the early morning and have seen one perched in a tree near the house. “But this is the first time we have seen one on the basketball hoop. It was quite a surprise — and it stayed there for about 20 minutes,” she said.

Many hands

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 10:00AM

Lydia Bassetti, left, and Ethel Lui, in foreground, bag cookies at Sunrise Senior Living with activities and volunteer coordinator Jessica Rosborogh for sack lunches prepared for Tent City residents last week.

Changing of the seasons

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 10:00AM

A patchwork puzzle of fall leaves covers the sidewalk in the downtown business district of Mercer Island.

Former rival no match for Mercer Island boys | Islander tennis one win away from title

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 10:00AM

When 3A KingCo was realigned prior to the start of the season, Mercer Island lost its biggest rival, Newport, to the 4A ranks.

Islanders to host major wrestling tourney

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 10:00AM

Some of the top wrestling teams from around the state will converge on Mercer Island, Dec. 20, as the high school will host a major tournament for the first time in its history. The first annual Jack Reynolds Scholarship Fund Holiday Wrestling Invitational will celebrate the life of a referee, umpire and teacher.

Boys water polo remains undefeated in state | Win against CPA runs Islanders’ record to 9-1-1

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 9:00AM

The Mercer Island boys water polo team continued its dominance of in-state teams on Friday at Edgebrook Country Club, defeating Castaway Polo 16-7. Despite the final score, the game was not all Mercer Island, as CPA outscored the Islanders during the second quarter and played tough during the second half.

Boys golf to miss state meet for the first time in 4 years | Only one player to compete at state meet

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 9:00AM

The Mercer Island boys golf team will not be able to compete at the state meet next spring, as just one player made the cut from districts on Monday.

Sewer lake line sent back out for bids | Original bids came in near $30M, double initial engineering estimates

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 9:00AM

The city is now accepting bids for the second time for its multimillion-dollar sewer lake line project that began in 2002.

This Week on Mercer Island

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 10:00AM

An Island favorite, the fall recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, to the Mercer Island Boat Launch, 3600 East Mercer Way. The collection day allows Islanders to safely dispose of old equipment and household items. For information, call (206) 275-7608 or download a flyer listing what you can bring at

PTA launches six parent advocacy groups | Special Ed coalition draws strong support

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 9:00AM

This fall, the Mercer Island PTA is taking an unprecedented step in leadership. Targeting half a dozen issues deemed worthy of attention, the PTA has established six Parent Coalition groups to work with the school district in a number of areas: education funding; math; world languages; student bullying; food allergies and special education/learning differences.

Mercer Island Police Blotter | Oct. 22

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 9:00AM

A 68-year-old Seattle man was arrested on a felony theft warrant inside Tent City around 5 p.m. on Oct. 18. He was booked into the county jail.

Town Center businesses mull parking survey, changes

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 9:00AM

Adding street parking in front of Maggie Moos and Noah’s Bagels is one idea being considered to alleviate the parking shortage in the Town Center. That, time limits and more enforcement were all generally supported by a handful of Town Center business owners during a discussion with city planners last week.

MISD adopts new teacher evaluation model

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 9:00AM

The Mercer Island School District has adopted a new teacher evaluation system, replacing its former approach with the Charlotte Danielson “Framework for Teaching” model. The decision was made last year and approved at the School Board’s June 25 meeting.

City brief | Resolution against I-90 tolls approved

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 9:00AM

The City Council formally approved a resolution that discourages the state’s Tolling Commission from tolling I-90 to help fund a new SR-520 bridge.

Upcoming parks bond and levy debated | Voters question need for more money, supporters state need to preserve and improve parks, fields

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 9:00AM

Islanders talked dollars and sense at a debate about the prudence of the parks bond and levy on the Nov. 4 ballot. Some suggested that the city live within its present budget, while others argued that additional funds are essential to preserve and improve key Island assets.

Water shut-offs triple due to unpaid bills

  • Oct 22, 2008 at 12:00AM

A spike in the number of Island homeowners having their water shut off may be a stark indication of troubled economic times.

Islanders pound Rams 48-0

  • Oct 17, 2008 at 10:45PM

MI water polo beats CPA, 16-7

  • Oct 17, 2008 at 6:52PM

72 learning English in Island schools | Among this year’s bilingual students are speakers of Japanese, Russian, Korean, Spanish, Chinese, Thai and Finnish

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Oct 17, 2008 at 11:01AM

The ESL program on Mercer Island — now referred to as ELL for English Language Learners — is often overlooked; a modest footnote to the district’s trumpeted story of achievement. Yet the 72 ELL students attending MISD are well aware of the program’s strength and success. They are rewarded by it every day.

Counselor funding contingent upon fields issues

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 12:17PM

Insisting that the school district play ball, the City Council pressed the Mercer Island School Board last week to resolve field-availability issues in exchange for funding youth counselors.

Schools to conduct annual youth survey | Studies show high school students benefit from anti-drug programs

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 12:16PM

Data released last week by the Office of National Drug Control Policy further backs the success of drug-free programs such as the Island’s Communities That Care. According to the report, youth substance abuse decreases at a faster rate in communities with such programs.

Navigating through the world of art | Islander devotes career to aviation art

  • Oct 14, 2008 at 1:33PM

Mercer Island native Jack Fellows spent most of his time in high school algebra class drawing war planes. Fifty years later, Fellows is still drawing war planes. But today he makes a living out of it.

Mercer Slough environmental education center is bigger and better

  • Oct 15, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 10:13AM

When traveling off-Island to the east, we drive over it. Kayakers and canoers float through it, and hikers and joggers explore its trails. Students, teachers and parents of our elementary schools make field trips there every year. Thousands of migratory birds cross Mercer Island skies on the Pacific Flyway on their way to and from — you guessed it — the 320-acre Mercer Slough. And last Saturday, Oct. 11, the vital wetland ecosystem of the Mercer Slough got another boost, with the grand opening of the expanded Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center.

Girls soccer tied with Bellevue for division lead

  • Oct 14, 2008 at 1:30PM

Two days after losing its first game of the season, the Mercer Island girls soccer team traveled to Juanita High School, looking to get back on track. But the team struggled to connect on scoring opportunities and a lapse on defense resulted in a 1-1 tie.

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