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Sound Transit CEO talks East Link, ST3 with Mercer Island Chamber

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 6:00AM

Though Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff is new to the Puget Sound region, he is not foreign to its transportation issues, he told community members at the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce lunch June 1.

Mercer Island Girl Scouts launch umbrella pilot project, seek feedback from community

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 10:00AM

Shoppers in Mercer Island's south end business district may notice a new addition outside many of the stores: stands holding green and khaki umbrellas that, when unfurled, reveal the Girl Scout logo.

Sen. Patty Murray meets with Bellevue educators to discuss Every Student Succeeds Act

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 10:08AM

Patty Murray's new federal education legislation that will replace the troubled No Child Left Behind Act will have a "huge impact" in Washington, the senator said during a visit to a Bellevue school on June 2.

Mercer Island wins eighth straight WIAA Scholastic Cup

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 11:40AM

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) named Mercer Island its 2015-16 3A Scholastic Cup champion, the association announced in a press release Tuesday.

Donation Day is June 8 | Island Forum

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 12:00PM

A central pillar of our Island community is a shared commitment to enabling our youth to reach their full potential. Together, we have invested in and built one of the best K-12 educational experiences in the country, which helps nurture and grow truly outstanding humans who leave our Island to make the world a better place.

Imagine: Northwood School in Mercerdale Park | Letter

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 1:00PM

As you approach Northwood School from 40th Street for the public dedication and open house from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, imagine a building with approximately the same 40th Street frontage as Northwood plunked down on Mercerdale Park, between the Farmers Insurance building and the skate park.

Mercer Island’s Covenant Shores welcomes new executive chef

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 6:00AM

Covenant Shores has tapped the culinary talent of Gerald (Jerry) Phipps, an award-winning local chef with more than 35 years of experience, to serve as executive chef at the faith-based, nonprofit continuing care retirement community. He is employed by the community's dining services provider Sodexo and will report to Covenant Shores dining services Director Michele Bergley, according to a press release sent June 1.

Mercer Island juniors to attend Washington Aerospace Scholars summer program

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 7:00AM

Four Mercer Island High School students have been selected to participate in the second phase of the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program. They are Nicholas Eriksson, Ren Jaecks, LC Chen and Leah Paborsky.

Grausz’s misstatement | Letter

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 9:00AM

The May 25 Mercer Island Reporter contained an article that contained a statement from Councilmember Dan Grausz. Below, without comment, is Mr. Grausz's statement and a reply to my email received that same day from the Public Disclosure Commission.

Mercer Island 10U Thunder wins Memorial Day tournament

  • Jun 7, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2016 at 9:44AM

The Mercer Island 10U Thunder baseball team conquered all at the Bend Elks Memorial Day Tournament, which took place May 28-30 in Bend, Oregon.

Mercer Island City Council finalizes Town Center plan

  • Jun 8, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2016 at 10:30AM

The Mercer Island City Council voted 4-2 to adopt an updated Town Center development code at its June 6 meeting, after a two-year planning process that has involved many stakeholders, experts, city meetings, public hearings, citizen input and a contentious debate on the future of development and housing capacity in the community.

Covenant Shores supports National Red Nose Day

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 12:00PM

Covenant Shores residents and staff came together to have some fun, laugh and don silly red clown noses to support National Red Nose Day on May 26.

Clibborn has been in office too long | Letter

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 1:00PM

On May 12, I sent a registered letter to our Mercer Island state Rep. Judy Clibborn. To date, Clibborn has elected not to respond to my questions.

Mercer Island Boy Scouts earn Eagle rank

  • Jun 9, 2016 at 2:00PM

An Eagle Scout celebration for five members of Boy Scout Troop 647 was held on Saturday at the summit of Crystal Mountain.

The ABCs of life for graduates | On Faith

  • Jun 10, 2016 at 7:00AM

Accept responsibility for your own actions. Trying to pass the buck will get you sacked.

The productive narcissistic leader | Letter

  • Jun 10, 2016 at 9:00AM

The difference between Donald Trump and God is that God doesn't think He is Trump. God is not a narcissist preoccupied with Himself.

City council mini planning session is Saturday| City briefs

  • Jun 10, 2016 at 11:41AM

City news in Mercer Island.

Mercer Island Rep. Tana Senn selected as Crayon Award recipient

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 10:36AM

Rep. Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island) was selected by the Early Learning Action Alliance as a Crayon Award recipient for 2016.

Mercer Island girls water polo sixth at state tourney

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 11:02AM

The Mercer Island girls water polo team placed sixth at the 2016 state tournament, which took place May 26-28 at Curtis High School in University Place.

AHA honors Mercer Island cardiac arrest survivor for advocacy work

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 12:00PM

American Heart Association volunteer Eric Rothenberg of Mercer Island is the recipient of the American Heart Association's (AHA) Advocacy Award, one of the top honors given to volunteers in the Western States Affiliate, which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

Islanders eye postseason with KingCo changes in store | Prep spring football

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 12:00PM

Mercer Island coach Brett Ogata remembers the last time the Bellevue Wolverines lost a KingCo 3A league game.

Mercer Islanders named to University of Vermont’s dean’s list

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 1:00PM

The following Mercer Island students have been named to the University of Vermont's dean's list for the spring 2016 semester: Katherine Myerson, an animal sciences major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Michaela Hooper, a global studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Golden Grads | Islanders inducted to Garfield High Hall of Fame

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 2:00PM

For years they stood to honor their alma mater and pledge their love sincere.

Feldman accepted into Grammy Camp

  • Jun 14, 2016 at 4:00PM

The GRAMMY Foundation has selected 142 talented high school students from 117 U.S. cities and 30 U.S. states to participate in the 12th annual GRAMMY Camp program.

Tools stolen from construction site on 76th Avenue | Mercer Island Police Blotter

  • Jun 15, 2016 at 6:00AM

The blotter consists of officers' accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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