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Boys tennis smashes Juanita | Team starts 2-0 with win over Woodinville

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 2:12PM

The biggest surprise on Thursday during the boys tennis match at Juanita High School was not Mercer Island’s 9-0 victory. It was not the sunny skies that sometimes play hide-and-go-seek in September. The biggest surprise was that the match was the first in-league victory of the season.

Sports briefs

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 2:00PM

The MIFC Vikings, under 16, won their division of last month’s Federal Way Blast-off Tournament. Following three straight shut-outs against West Sound (1-0), FWU Storm (1-0) and South Sound FC Red (3-0), the Vikings clinched the cup with a 4-3 win in a hard-fought final against FWU Ravens.

Not so different

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

As Mercer Island High School’s first graduating class of 1958 celebrates its golden anniversary, our first thought is how different life is 50 years later. Yet, in many ways, nothing has changed. Community members worried then as they do now about how to accommodate growth while maintaining the essence and values of Island life. Island lore, newspaper stories and even books reveal that early Islanders fought off most anything that threatened their way of life for years — even when changes were sorely needed.

Guides gather

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

BCC planetarium sets tour of solar system

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Bellevue Community College’s Willard Geer Planetarium will take viewers on a tour of the solar system during three public star shows on Friday, Sept. 19.

BCC to open 17th preschool in Factoria

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Children don’t come with operating manuals. So how, then, are parents to learn the essential skills and concepts they need to raise their children successfully?

The furnace filter low-tech upgrade

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

The autumnal equinox is here. Labor Day may be the ceremonial finale to summer, but the equinox is the meteorological “so long, see ya next year.” Starting now, the days get shorter, the nights get longer. And your furnace gets busier.

Emmanuel Day School keeps ties, begins anew

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Emmanuel Day School celebrated its first year as an independent preschool this week, after breaking away from the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The move, which was official as of July 1, was the result of a congenial agreement between church administration and Emmanuel parents.

Internet, writing assignment leads to reunion of childhood friends

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Sarah Bird, a columnist and published author, writes to us from Austin, Texas. She and Islander Tami Szerlip went to junior high and high school together in Albuquerque. After graduating from college in the early 70s, the friends went different ways. Szerlip moved out to the Northwest, eventually settling here on Mercer Island, where she raised two daughters and has been active in the PTA and working on children’s issues. Bird moved to Austin, where she raised a son and wrote seven novels, including a book about the former Texas governor, President George W. Bush, and his wife. She is also a columnist for Texas Monthly magazine.

The lake is for everyone

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

This Week

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Puget Sound Blood Center Drive: 1-7 p.m., Sept. 18, MI Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. S.E. 1-800-398-7888, www.psbc.org.

Newport 40, Mercer Island 33

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Newport 40, Mercer Island 33

Thundering performance

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Hall should mean something to current Islanders

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Mercer Island High School athletes have a good sense of their team’s history. Most of the girls tennis players who compete on the varsity squad know that their program is one of the most successful in the state. All the swimmers understand that there have been some great teams in the past and that Mercer Island has a reputation for aquatic dynasties. And everyone knows about Mercer Island boys basketball. But the Hall of Fame is not what it could be. I guarantee that if you ask any current athletes about who was inducted into the Mercer Island High School Hall of Fame this year, they might be able to name one or two of the seven.

Boys tennis sweeps Juanita 9-0

  • Sep 11, 2008 at 7:04PM

Mercer Islander brings innovation to Seattle's Belltown with 'Spur'

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 2:42PM

It’s not every day that someone who grows up on Mercer Island becomes a chef and owner of his own restaurant, but this is just what has happened to Brian McCracken — the owner of Spur, Belltown’s newest and greatest gastropub. Along with Chef Dana Tough, McCracken has turned what once housed Mistral into a sophisticated restaurant and bar.

Mercer Island beats Lake Washington 7-6 to open football season

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 1:42PM

The Mercer Island High School football team went through some big changes during the offseason. A new head coach, realignment of the KingCo league and some dramatic changes on the field resulted in the Islanders’ first win of the season, 7-6, on Friday against Lake Washington.

Making an Escape

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 10:00AM updated at 1:24PM

The 12th annual triathlon at Luther Burbank Park took place Sunday.

Homeland Security grants go to Jewish groups

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:13PM

Ten Seattle-area Jewish nonprofits, including Northwest Yeshiva High School on Mercer Island, have been awarded over $295,000 from the Department of Homeland Security. The agency’s Urban Areas Security Initiative Nonprofit Security Grant program will enable the organizations to do as much as they can in the coming year to shore up their emergency and security systems.

News briefs

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 4:00PM

This month, the United States Department of the Treasury will introduce a new debit card option for recipients of Social Security payments and other federal benefits. Information about the new payment option will be included with regular Social Security check payments this month.

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