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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.

Our reader survey

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 5:11PM

One hundred Islanders took the time to complete a rather arduous online survey for the Mercer Island Reporter a few months ago.

Coming together to reduce underage drinking

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 5:11PM

The 2006 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey shows that most of the 200,000 students surveyed in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 are making healthy choices and staying away from alcohol, drugs and risky behaviors. That’s good news for everyone. The bad news is that there are still too many kids risking their health and futures with early and heavy use of alcohol.

Clues in the Antartic ice reinforce need for change here

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 5:11PM

As a captain of an expedition cruise ship, my husband, Leif, travels to literally the end of the world each year: the Antarctic in winter and the Arctic in the summer. The lure of ice and penguins was too strong for me to turn down, having traveled to Antarctica in the past, when I had the opportunity to join Leif on one of his trips to Antarctica last year.

An Eastern view

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 5:11PM

You’ll all be glad to know that the people of Puget Sound will be able to sleep a little easier tonight. The legislature has given them the right to protect themselves from dreaded attacks by ... Sea Lettuce. For those of you who haven’t heard, Sea Lettuce is a native species that has become more abundant around the Sound in recent years. The problem is that it grows profusely, then dies off, leaving a stinking mess that threatens the health, safety and welfare of the residents in waterfront mansions. I can tell you, the legislators from the areas hardest hit by this invasion showed up with blood in their eyes and murder in their hearts. Sea Lettuce has got to die, they said, and we don’t care how.

Letters to the editor

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 5:11PM

The Seattle mayor’s proposal to tax paper and plastic bags in Seattle is bad for the environment, consumers and retailers.

A proposal for ensuring better care for animals in county shelters

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 5:11PM

The subject of shelter animal care is an emotional issue, and one that until just recently divided us in county government. Strong feelings expressed from people in our community and the great number of e-mails and calls demonstrate how much we all care about the animals in our shelters. It is emotional because those of us who have pets often consider them part of the family. It is especially painful to know that we aren’t giving the best care possible to the living, vulnerable and innocent creatures that are in our shelters because they were lost, unwanted or have been abused.

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