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Trying times

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:03PM

One of our beloved Island institutions, Youth Theatre Northwest, is coping with the arrest of its most public face — its now-former director. The charges against him are extremely serious.

Endangered Elephants, Democrats and the Eastside

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:03PM

Craig Groshart
Island Forum

At last, a voice for Mercer Island seniors

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:03PM

The first but long-anticipated meeting of the Senior Commission, an event of importance to every older adult on Mercer Island, took place on Oct. 18. With input from the community, it will make recommendations to the City Council, which can greatly enhance the lives of 30.4 percent of the Island’s population. The emphasis on the previous sentence is “with input from the community.”

Island Forum: Port in a storm

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:02PM

OK, voters, give yourself a pat on the back.

Pause for consideration

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:02PM

It's easy to take for granted, living on Mercer Island, the many services provided by our community. We are blessed to live in a supportive and giving community. From Youth and Family Services to Island Rotary, from our devoted fire fighters and police officers to the many unnamed residents who support MI schools, businesses and neighbors. Yes, we are a community of affluence, and this affluence is not only monetary.

Mercer Island is not just special, it is unique

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:02PM

People often say that Mercer Island and its residents are “special.” Sometimes the word is used in a sarcastic manner to suggest that we think too highly of ourselves. Personally, I don’t take offense at being characterized as special, but I do prefer a different word to describe our Island city, and that word is “unique.” As incoming Mercer Island Chamber president, I believe it is important to recognize the unique characteristics of our city and to foster and preserve those qualities that we hold dear.

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Robert Schoenfeld

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Katie Hunter

Education: not just learning, but learning to love learning

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Jean Floten
Island Forum

Zones of misunderstanding

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Everyone, it seems, holds the opinion that parking in the Town Center is scarce. A story in today’s Reporter about parking issues reiterates that view and adds a new twist in the on-going confusion about who is allowed to park where and when in the Town Center.

2008 Legislative session: Just 60 days to focus on fundamentals

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Judy Clibborn and Fred Jarrett
Island Forum

No place to stay

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

The Travelodge was nothing much to look at. It was a throwback to another day, a film noir set piece in an Indie movie — a slice of America from a bygone age. When it finally met its end by being torn down last week, no one took much notice.

Emergency water is a necessity, not a luxury

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Rob Sexton and David Laub
Island Forum

Money and mints

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

There is much to do in February.

MIYFS programs set example for our community

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Roger Page
Island Forum

Vote yes for Mercer Island Schools on March 11

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Frank Morrison
Island Forum

School is for learning

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

The showing of a promotional video by the Boys and Girls Club during school hours at Mercer Island High School to drum up support for the PEAK project was inappropriate. Yes, the presentation took little away from school time and, in and of itself, was harmless. But what was the intent here? Persuasion. Mercer Island High School students will be presenting a petition with 1,000 student signatures to the City Planning Commission at a hearing on the project. Clearly the club wants to enlist students in their quest to convince adults and decision-makers to support the PEAK.

Support the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club this weekend

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Wendy Schuler
Island Forum

An invitation to ‘Partake’ in MISD fine arts

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

About three years ago, I happened to be a parent chaperone riding along on a school bus with a bunch of excited music students and their teacher, Vicki White-Miltun. Vicki asked, all too casually, “Would you be interested in serving on ‘the Fine Arts Advisory’?” I replied, “The what?” She then spoke of a group of volunteers without whose support over the years she might not have made the career decisions she has made: to virtually single-handedly build and keep nurturing ever since our school district’s excellent orchestra program. Well, I revere Vicki for that, so of course I said that I would think about it, and now I find myself president of the group. I did not know then quite what I was getting myself into, but I gladly tell you now that Mercer Island’s Fine Arts Advisory Committee (FAAC) is well worth my time and your support.

Zoning changes will be good for Mercer Island

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 7:01PM

Change can be intimidating. Prospective change to our own cherished neighborhoods can be particularly intimidating. Add to that, the perception that neighborhood stability and property values may be denigrated and change becomes downright threatening. Such are the emotions raised when land-use zoning changes are contemplated, changes which could introduce smaller lots into the medium-sized lot zoning in an existing older neighborhood.

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