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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.

Police Blotter

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 3:00PM

Several pieces of jewelry were stolen from a home in the 6100 block of West Mercer Way on the morning of Sept. 3. According to the police report, the homeowner left around 9:30 a.m. and returned two and a half hours later only to find her front door left open by a burglar who had smashed a side-door window to get into her house.

Motorcycle fatalities surge in August | Many accidents caused by rider errors

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 3:00PM

As the warm days continue, the Department of Licensing is urging motorcycle riders to use caution when out riding. Forty-eight riders have lost their lives so far this year, an increase over this time last year.

Abandoned Mercer Island property sold

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 11:00AM

A derelict, mid-Island property along West Mercer Way slated to be demolished by the city has been purchased. It will be fixed or torn down by a new owner. If it had not sold, it would have been the first time in more than twenty years of that a private home was to be taken over and demolished by the city.

Carjacking chase ends in Town Center early Saturday morning

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 3:00PM

Three men were arrested in the Town Center early Saturday morning on suspicion of carjacking. The men were apprehended following a car chase that began in Seattle.

High school radio station finds new home at 88.9 FM

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 11:00AM

The Mercer Island High School radio station has a new home. For the past four years, KMIH had been teetering on the edge of its FM wavelength, 104.5, nearly pushed off by a bigger Oregon station vying for the same dial number. Because the high school-run radio station was considered a “Class D” educational station, KMIH did not have the commercial clout to defend its long-standing home in the face of competition. And so Nick DeVogel, director of the MIHS radio station, turned to professionals for help.

Emergency readiness in one year | Could you manage on your own for a week or more?

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 3:00PM

One year from today, the Island’s new Emergency Preparedness Officer wants residents and the city to be ready for the “Big One,” the natural disaster or storm that would take out both bridges.

Deloitte Consulting LLP promotes Mercer Island's Tom Captain

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 4:00PM

Islander Tom Captain, a 27-year industry veteran and a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, has been named vice chairman and global U.S. leader of Deloitte’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry group. This group provides audit, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to commercial aerospace, military aircraft, defense electronics, missile defense, land and naval platforms and space companies, along with their suppliers, investors and customers.

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