The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, also known as the Ballard Locks, were built 100 years ago, causing the level of Lake Washington to drop 9 feet. The project changed the geography of many communities around the lake, adding land to many parts of the Island and reshaping the shoreline. Photos courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. -

Lowering of Lake Washington changed the tide for Eastside

  • Sep 23, 2016 at 1:10PM

By Allison DeAngelis and Catherine Krummey


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Mercer Island homecoming parade marches through downtown | Slideshow

  • Sep 24, 2016 at 1:33PM

Mercer Island High School celebrated homecoming Friday with its annual parade through the Town Center.

Pagliacci Pizza celebrates new store on Mercer Island with free slices

  • Sep 22, 2016 at 12:00AM updated Sep 23, 2016 at 1:56PM

Pagliacci Pizza is celebrating its new Mercer Island store by giving away free slices from 11 a.m to 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26. (Limit of two slices per person.)

Help WSDOT count bicyclists and pedestrians statewide Sept. 27-29

  • Sep 23, 2016 at 1:37PM

Last year, volunteers tallied over 70,000 bicyclists and pedestrians across the state during a three-day Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) bicycle and pedestrian count.

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Port of Seattle CEO discusses projects, regional growth at Sammamish Chamber luncheon

  • Sep 23, 2016 at 12:00AM updated at 12:42PM

Port of Seattle CEO Ted Fick provided an overview of the various projects and initiatives happening through the port at the Sammamish Chamber luncheon Sept. 15 at Sahalee Country Club.

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