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District finalizes $39.5 million budget for 08-09

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:07PM

The Mercer Island School District budget is in good shape for the coming year — that is, if energy costs stay within bounds and initial enrollment numbers remain steady.

Westbound I-90 closures on the Island begin this week

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:07PM

Interstate 90 travelers should plan for overnight lane closures through Mercer Island due to construction activities tonight and tomorrow night.

City briefs

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 2:07PM

A report completed last week from Mercer Island Fire investigators announced they are unable to determine what caused a fire that severely damaged a waterfront mansion off East Mercer Way on the Fourth of July.

City to consider funding of all school counselors | District could use extra $180k for other programs

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 2:07PM

For nearly two decades, the school district and city have split the tab for providing counseling services at Island schools, but next month the City Council will consider picking up the entire bill for the 2008-2009 school year.

50 more students enroll at district

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 3:06PM

The Mercer Island School District was pleasantly surprised to find that more than 50 extra and unexpected students showed up for classes on the first day of school.

A stance against I-90 tolls | School District, Mercer Island City Council agree

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 2:05PM

After Seattle and other Eastside communities started chiming in about the proposal to toll both floating bridges across Lake Washington, the City Council began considering its position on whether Islanders should help fund the new SR-520 span.

Lindquist nearly sparks comeback, Borer has big night | MI football sees future in 40-33 loss

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 2:12PM

The Mercer Island football team lost a shootout on Friday night at Newport, 40-33, but got a glimpse of the future in freshman quarterback Jeff Lindquist.

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,

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

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