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Sotheby’s Realty comes to Bellevue International firm, markets luxury homes

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:08PM

One of the nation’s biggest names in real estate, Sotheby’s International Realty, will be launching a new office in downtown Bellevue this week, tapping into western Washington’s luxury property market.

Plane parenting

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:08PM

Father helps son build aircraft and career

Swoosh goes the rocket

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:08PM

From Bellevue to Bulgaria

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:08PM

More than 90 percent of this year’s graduating class will attend college or vocational schools next year. The remaining handfull will follow other paths. Several 2008 graduates will take a year off, join the Coast Guard, head overseas or begin working.

Town Center parking: For whom the bell (might) toll

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:08PM

More parallel parking may be coming to the Town Center, two-hour parking restriction to be considered

City briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:08PM

Keylin trial

Crest students empty pockets to preserve blue heron habitat

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

The students of Crest Learning Center have decided that saving Puget Sound’s herons is a cause worthy of Island attention. Last month, the members of Crest’s service learning class voted to donate $1,200 raised in the Mercer Island High School penny drive to the Heron Habitat Helpers (HHH) conservation group of Seattle.

Northwest Yeshiva High School graduates 23

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

Northwest Yeshiva High School (NYHS) celebrated its 33rd graduation ceremony on June 11 at the Sephardic Bikur Holim Synagogue in Seward Park, Seattle. A total of 23 students graduated from NYHS, five of whom live on the Island: Reena Cohen, Shana Cohen, twins Adam and Daniele Goldberg, and Rachel Weinstein.

Washington State Class of ’08: All but a few pass WASL requirement

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

More than 90 percent of high school seniors in Washington state met the WASL requirement for high school graduation this spring.

Islanders awarded U.S. patents

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

Three Mercer Island inventors were among several from Washington state awarded patents for their inventions through the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. They are Richard L. Negrin, Martin A. Cheever and Mitchell O. Peterson.

Reporter staff wins awards

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

Three Reporter staff members were recognized for their outstanding work by the Society of Professional Journalists earlier this month.

Mercer Islanders show support and concern for Tent City

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

The City Council approved the agreement to host homeless camp Tent City 4 on Mercer Island.

Tent City camp is welcomed by many, but feared by neighbors

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

About 100 Tent City supporters and concerned Islanders filled Council Chambers at city hall on Monday night as 25 people made public comments regarding the roving homeless encampment coming to the First Hill neighborhood.

Neighbors settle with PEAK

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

Having recently reached a settlement of several compromises for both sides, the organization of neighbors opposing the Boys and Girls Club’s PEAK project are no longer against the proposed youth athletic facility and will revoke their appeal of the conditional use permit approved by the city’s Planning Commission earlier this year.

Trombold is Island’s Citizen of the Year

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

“Tonight we honor a fixture in our community who has been involved in almost everything for decades,” said Mayor Jim Pearman June 16 in naming Jim Trombold Mercer Island Citizen of the Year. In addition to being a respected physician and Rotarian, Trombold has been a community activist, environmentalist and defender of MI parks.

This Week

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:07PM

The Brain Cancer Walk is at 9 a.m., June 28, at the Mercer Island High School track. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The event is to benefit the new Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at Swedish/Cherry Hill in Seattle. Individuals’ pre-registration fee: $25. Teams: group of five or more. Register: (206) 320-7162,

Chan drops out of state Senate race

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

Republican candidate and Mercer Island resident, Valerie Chan, withdrew from the state Senate race for the 41st Legislative District on Thursday, June 12. Chan said she withdrew for family reasons. Three Islanders had filed to run for the vacant Senate position during the official candidate filing period earlier this month. Chan and Bob Baker had filed as Republicans while four-term state representative Fred Jarret is running as a Democrat. Senator Brian Weinstein announced last December that he would not seek a second term and would return to practicing law. With just two candidates on the ballot, there will no longer be a primary for this contest.

Power stroke

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

Mother and son delegates to Democratic convention

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

Mercer Island residents and mother and son, Ruthann Kurose and Mori Rothman, were elected as members to the delegation of the Washington State Democratic Convention. Last weekend at the convention in Spokane, the delegation was completed with the election of 29 new delegates, four alternates and nine committee members.

Is one of your neighbors on a city commission?

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

The mayor and City Council recently appointed several new members to the city’s commissions, boards and councils. The appointments fill recent shortages on the Planning and Design Commissions that had remained vacant for some time. Those appointed include a local home builder and former City Council candidate, an attorney, horticulture expert and University of Washington doctorate student.

Council moving toward surplusing utility property

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

The City Council concluded that some portion of the city-owned vacant lot on First Hill should be sold to fund the emergency water well at Rotary Park, last Monday. The Council also agreed that rezoning the property to construct a demonstrative multifamily affordable housing project is no longer an option.

Reader photo

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

Police report

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

A three-car accident occurred in the intersection of Island Crest Way and S.E. 63rd Street after a 17-year-old Islander rear-ended a car taking a right turn on 63rd, pushing the car into a tree on a traffic island around 12:30 p.m. on June 17. After hitting the tree, the rear-ended car also collided with a stopped car. According to the incident report, the young driver said she did not realize the car in front of her had slowed to take the turn when she collided with it.

Metro buses packed, new 60-foot hybrid vehicles added

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:06PM

An influx of 22 new articulated hybrid buses is about to make the ride a little easier for many Metro customers.

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