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Creative 4th-graders earn regional attention

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:17PM

West Mercer fourth-graders have a knack for ingenuity and know how to show it.

City offers MISD a helping hand

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:17PM

With enrollment shrinking and revenues dropping for the Island’s school district, the city has begun evaluating its options to help the district save a buck or two.

First Hill organizes

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:17PM

First came the teardowns and the mega-homes, which many viewed as irrevocable changes in the characteristic and compatibility of the neighborhood. Now, there are some neighbors reeling from talk of building several affordable housing cottages on a vacant city-owned lot in First Hill.

An international perspective

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:17PM

This Friday, the vibrant aroma of Mediterranean spices, South American stews and Chinese stir-fries will fill the Mercer Island High School commons. The murmur of foreign languages will blend with the universal sound of laughter. Students from Norway will chat with students from Azerbaijan. Islanders will share dinner with Chileans, Italians and Japanese. This, according to school counselor Susie Brown, is what the MIHS International Festival is all about.

Sharing life

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:17PM

Getting by with a little help from your friends is one thing, but getting a kidney from your childhood friend shows another kind of dedication.

$1.25 million fine for PSE

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:17PM

State regulators today fined Puget Sound Energy (PSE) $1.25 million for fraudulent natural gas pipeline inspection records spanning a four-year period. The fine is the largest penalty ever imposed by the state on a natural-gas distribution company.

Officers of the Year.

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

About 50 family members, police officers and firefighters honored and recognized the best of the Island’s police department last Wednesday, which named its three Officers of the Year.

Officers of the Year

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:18PM

About 50 family members, police officers and firefighters honored and recognized the best of the Island’s police department last Wednesday, which named its three Officers of the Year.

Island students prepare for WASL

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:18PM

Over the coming weeks, Island students in grades 3 through 10 will be taking the WASL.

Schoolreport glitch continues

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:18PM

A technical problem with the Mercer Island School District’s emergency notification Web site, Schoolreport.org, has prevented the district from receiving automated e-mail from the site.

Fidelity National Title opens new office on Mercer Island

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:20PM

Fidelity National Title’s new Mercer Island branch is now open in the WaMu Building. Fidelity National Title Group is part of Fidelity National Financial, the largest title insurer in the nation and a Fortune 500 company. Cori Nickerson is the account manager and Sharon Pollock is the assistant account manager, along with Escrow Officer and LPO Christy Roberts and Fidelity’s Chief Title Officer Terry Sarver. Nickerson has been in the title business for 19 years and has earned the distinction of National Achiever Award winner for 10 years.

Island Bar B-Q opens on Mercer Island

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:20PM

Sweet potato pies, corn on the cob and barbecued ribs — these items and more are offered by Island Bar B-Q, a new Island business that opened in June. Many of its recipes, from barbecue sauce to pound cake, were created by owner N.L. [Northa] Turner, 62, an Island resident of 15 years.

Business briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 12:20PM

Bowlds is new manager of MI Coldwell Banker Bain

Sports briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:49PM

Shore Club takes water polo title

Sports briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:49PM

United boys 12U takes Monroe

Midlakes diving champs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:49PM

Massmann named boys water polo coach

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:49PM

Former Mercer Island High School boys water polo player and 2005 high school graduate Adam Massmann was selected to be the new boys water polo head coach.

Mercer Island High to induct seven into Hall of Fame

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:49PM

The first game of the 2008 football season on Sept. 5 will be special. Not because of the team’s new coach, the opponent or the action on the field, but for the halftime activities. The Mercer Island High School Hall of Fame will induct six new members during the halftime ceremonies, including four giants of the Islander basketball community and two of the most decorated swimmers in school history.

Sports briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:49PM

MIFC Etreme wins Mayors Cup

Escape from the Rock triathlon on Mercer Island, Sept. 7

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:49PM

The 12th annual Escape from the Rock triathlon will take place Sept. 7, beginning at Luther Burbank Park.

Markwith, Godfred swim around Island, raise $4,000 for charity

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:49PM

Some athletes have swam around the Island for charity. Some have attempted the feat as a school project. Some have done it for a challenge. For Rachel Godfred and Sara Markwith it was all of the above.

Mercer Island's Opdycke completes swimming’s triple crown

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

Mercer Island High School graduate Rendy Opdycke swam the Catalina Channel, from Catalina Island to the California mainland, in eight hours and 28 minutes on Aug. 9. It is the third fastest time for a woman and the sixth fastest time overall, out of 145 people who have swam the channel solo since 1927.

Sports briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

Free basketball

Williams is new football head coach

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

Less than a month before the Mercer Island High School football team plays its first game of the 2008 season, interim head coach John Williams is still trying to put names with faces.

Olympic feeling doesn’t have to end on Sunday

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

The Olympics have a little something for every sports fan — casual or diehard. Watching Michael Phelps has been great theater. Although there is no relation to myself as far as I know, I do get a kick out of seeing “Phelps wins gold” flash on every news and sports Web site on the Internet. But Phelps’ quest for eight gold medals, the most won at one Games by an Olympian in history, brings the best of sports to the forefront of our culture. I haven’t heard much talk of steroids at these games — the only time was when previous world record holders hailed from the former East Germany.

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