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Islander boys soccer keeping things new in season’s final stretch

  • Today at 6:00AM

Though previous Mercer Island teams have been to the state finals before, it's not something this year's boys soccer squad would like to bring up.

Farmers markets open across King County

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 1:15PM

Celebrate spring with fresh, healthy and locally grown produce and other agricultural products as King County farmers markets open for the season.

Mercer Island Sister City Association summer exchange

  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 5:10PM

The Mercer Island Sister City Association is organizing a summer exchange to France for students this summer. Students will stay in the home of a French student in Thonon les Bains, France for three weeks, then host the student in their home on Mercer Island for three weeks. High school and college students are invited to apply. For information and applications, contact Sheila Billbe, 230-0866 or Jane Meyer Brahm, 232-0701.

The Mercer Island Yoga Community is sponsoring a Yogathon

  • May 14, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 1:17PM

The Mercer Island Yoga Community is sponsoring a Yogathon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 17 at the CCMV to benefit Mercer Island Youth and Family Services. All levels of experience are welcome. There will also be a raffle and silent auction. A minimum donation of $20 is suggested. If you are interested in being a sponsor call 275-7751 or e-mail roger.kjos@mercergov.org.

Walkathon

  • May 14, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 18, 2008 at 1:34PM

New MIHS interim director to replace Sharon Gillaspie

  • May 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:12PM

Mercer Island High School Associate Principal Michael Schiehser will take over as interim director of instruction and assessment following the retirement of Sharon Gillaspie on June 30.

City Briefs

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

The City Council did not make any decisions regarding the upcoming parks levy after a stakeholders group recommendation was presented last Monday. The Council will continue deliberating the scope and cost of the levy during its summer planning session, taking place on June 21 at the Community Center at Mercer View.

Correction

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

The Mercer Island High School baseball team made the 3A KingCo playoffs in 2006, not as reported in the May 14 issue of the Reporter.

Police

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated May 30, 2008 at 3:27PM

A 17-year-old Islander got a headache and small cut above his eye after he was in a head-on collision in the intersection of S.E. 42nd Street and 85th Avenue S.E. around 7:30 a.m. on May 23. According to the incident report, another vehicle driven by a 37-year-old Seattle man taking a left turn pulled in front of the teen.

Events

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated May 30, 2008 at 3:27PM

Coffee with the Senior Commission: open house reception, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 30, CCMV Groveland Room. The City Council-appointed Senior Commission invites Island residents ages 55 and up. Refreshments served. Discuss new senior programs and services. 232-0738.

Adding some color

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated May 30, 2008 at 3:27PM

Seattle bank robbery suspect shot by police on Mercer Island

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

A man suspected of robbing a bank in Seattle was shot by Seattle police detectives on Mercer Island Monday, according to Commander Leslie Burns of the Mercer Island Police Department.

Islander anthem

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:11PM

352 to graduate, Friday

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:10PM

U.S. Congressman Dave Reichert visits Mercer Island

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 12:10PM

Mercer Island spring sports rewind

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

Traffic alert

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Road closures near the high school began last week as Puget Sound Energy is relocating power poles in preparation for the city’s S.E. 40th Street Corridor Improvements Project starting in summer 2008.

Police

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

A former employee of a Town Center business is suspected of opening several credit accounts under the company’s name, getting cash advances with the credit cards and using company funds to make the payments on the cards between Feb. 1 and May 1. The suspect, an Islander, has fled to Thailand.

City briefs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Mercer Island Women’s Club is pleased to announce that the club raised over $13,000 this year for local charities. While the Mercer Island Women’s Club is primarily a social club, it also raises money to be donated to local charities voted upon by its 350 members. During the course of the year, the club holds several fundraisers including a Holiday Bazaar and auction, raffles, luncheons and wreath sales. After tallying this year’s votes, Civic Projects chairs Carolyn Holm and Helen Hitchcock announced the following grants:

Islanders honored

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Mercer Island Republican Women are proud to honor Sean Perryman with the 11th annual Lincoln Award. Perryman will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and “Words Lincoln Lived By,” a book about Lincoln. His name will be posted on the Lincoln Award Plaque at Mercer Island High School, and he will be recognized at the high school’s Awards Breakfast on June 6. Perryman’s winning essay, titled “The Separation of Church and State,” addresses religious liberty as intended by the founders as opposed to the more recent reinterpretation of Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Church.

Fifty Island seniors ‘speak out’

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Mercer Island Senior Commission entertained ideas from post-55-year-olds on May 30 about what is needed in this community for them.

Island briefs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

On April 23, three young women from Mercer Island High School — Michele Zemplenyi, Ladan Mozaffarian and Tamara Babenko — were honored by the American Association of University Women for their academic success in math, science or technology. The students were distinguished before the organization, a national group that promotes education and equity for all women and girls.

A lot of little faces

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Calendar

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Pioneer Park Forest Restoration: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., June 7. Join EarthCorps, MI Parks and Rec. Tools, gloves, training provided. Sign up: www.earthcorps.org.

Pink in bloom

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

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