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School briefs

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Oct 1, 2008 at 11:58AM

In an effort to save taxpayer money, the Mercer Island School Board agreed to refinance a portion of the district’s outstanding bonds, thanks to lower interest rates. In total, the move, which was approved on Sept. 11, will save Island taxpayers about $550,000 over the next six years. The savings are returned to taxpayers through reduced tax levies and are not eligible for district expenses. “This is a direct savings to our community members in the form of taxes they expected but will not have to pay,” Superintendent Gary Plano said.

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 4:56PM

Rolling hills are compressed in layers against the Cascade Mountains in this morning view from the South end of Mercer Island, Sept. 24.

A sunny day

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 9:28AM

Eloise Kent, a Mercer Island resident of 51 years, unpacks a box during her move into the newly-completed Aljoya senior living complex on Mercer Island, Thursday.

Mercer Island volleyball improves to 7-0 overall

  • Sep 30, 2008 at 4:52PM

The Mercer Island volleyball team has picked up where it left off in 2007, when it cruised through the regular season with an undefeated record. The Islanders pushed their record to a perfect 5-0 in league play and 7-0 overall with a dominating 3-0 victory against Seattle Prep, Friday, at Mercer Island High School.

A trail for Winnie

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:00AM

Water polo second at Newberg

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:00AM

The No. 1-ranked Mercer Island High School men’s water polo team took its 5-0 record to Newberg, Ore., losing only to the host team, 9-6, during the finals of the tournament last weekend. The 20th annual event included the best 16 teams from Oregon and Washington.

Dead crow in Kirkland tests positive for West Nile virus

  • Oct 1, 2008 at 12:00AM

King County officials announced on Tuesday that a dead crow found in Kirkland on Sept. 15 tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Ballet Bellevue sets photo contest; company’s dancers to serve as models

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 10:36AM

Tutus may start appearing in Bellevue any time of day or night, rain or shine, as photographers both amateur and professional choose their favorite Ballet Bellevue dancer for a chance to win the $500 First Prize in Ballet Bellevue’s “This is YOUR Ballet Bellevue” Photo Contest. Prizes of $200 and $100 also will be awarded for second and third places.

Jessica Simpson, Wynonna Judd, Sergio Mendes top Snoqualmie Casino entertainment

  • Sep 23, 2008 at 2:14PM

Jessica Simpson, Wynonna Judd and Sergio Mendes will headline the entertainment lineup at the Snoqualmie Casino.

Out & About in Bellevue | Sept. 27

  • Sep 26, 2008 at 12:11AM

Foolscap: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 27; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28. Science-fiction convention features books, art and panel discussions. Cost: $45-$50. Marriott Hotel, 17401 164th Ave. N.E., Redmond. 206-938-2452 or

Bellevue A&E Calendar | Sept. 27

  • Sep 26, 2008 at 12:12AM

Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday. To submit an item, e-mail

7 turnovers doom Mercer Island in 14-6 loss to Interlake | Prep Football

  • Sep 27, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Sep 29, 2008 at 9:02AM

The Nestlé company may think about suing the Mercer Island High School football team. The Islanders infringed on the company's trademarked Butterfingers candy bar with seven turnovers Friday as they lost at Interlake High School 14-8.

Mercer Island boys water polo takes 2nd at Newberg tournament

  • Sep 28, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Sep 29, 2008 at 8:59AM

The No. 1 ranked Mercer Island High School men’s water polo team took their 5-0 record to Newberg, Ore., lsoing only to the host team 9-6 during the finals of the tournament last weekend. The 20th annual event included the best 16 teams from Oregon and Washington.

Recent MIHS graduates found shot near Washington, D.C.

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Sep 25, 2008 at 1:37PM

A tragedy involving two former Mercer Island High School students is unfolding in Virginia near the nation's capitol.

Mercer Island cross country team beats old and new rivals

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 9:00AM updated at 4:39PM

The Mercer Island cross country team followed up its big win at the Edmonds Invitational to open the season with an in-league victory over former rival Issaquah, which moved to 4A, and new rival Garfield.

Recycling Center's birthday

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 1:00PM updated at 3:57PM

The Island’s volunteer-operated recycling center has reduced its hours of operation this winter and is now only open on weekends, including Friday.

Mercer Island friends rate Washington merlots

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 2:19PM

Our yearly summer tasting group reconvened at the end of August to taste Washington merlots. We have had to dodge raindrops before, but then, the weather was ridiculous.

Pledging allegiance through prayer

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 2:11PM

Three thousand years ago, a king of Israel recorded a promise from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It was a welcomed word of hope to a nation with a checkered past when it came to honoring their Creator. Nonetheless, it was a promise that came with a specific condition.

Spark fizzles out on girls soccer team

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 2:06PM

Many teams would have quit following a tough 0-3 preseason and finding themselves down 1-0 at halftime during their first regular season game. But the Mercer Island girls soccer team found a spark during the second half of their 2-1 victory against Liberty on Tuesday at Islander Stadium.

Football has few answers for Liberty | Mercer Island loses 35-14 to eighth best team in the state, prepares for contest at Interlake on Friday

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 1:59PM

The Mercer Island High School football team had few answers for the eighth ranked team in the state, Liberty, during a 35-14 loss on Friday.

High school vocational program options grow

  • Sep 24, 2008 at 1:50PM

Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Mercer Island High School is taking the spotlight this year. As technical and vocational job opportunities continue to grow, Eastside school districts are funneling more resources into preparing students for these careers. According to Mercer Island High School CTE Coordinator Mark Roschy, a growing number of Island students are turning a keen eye to this academic arena. And the job-market is calling.

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