This Week

First televised Council meeting next Monday

Four video cameras have been installed at city hall to broadcast City Council meetings. The first televised Council meeting will air live at 7 p.m. on July 21 on cable channel 21. The telecast will then be repeated at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day and will become available online in the coming weeks. For information, go to

Public hearing for new Shorewood subdivision tonight

A public hearing regarding the subdivision of land at the Shorewood Heights Apartments will take place tonight, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. at city hall. The property owners, Security Properties, Inc., plan to construct 124 new condos and town homes on the 44-acre property while subdividing it into four separate lots. Go to for details.

‘Fill the boot’ for muscular dystrophy

Mercer Island firefighters will be using their boots on Thursday, July 24, to help area adults and children with neuromuscular diseases in the 53rd annual “Fill the Boot” drive. Firefighters will be at 40th & Island Crest on Mercer Island from 7 to 11 a.m. Motorists are encouraged to donate cash and checks to help support the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). The money raised will support research, clinic services, equipment and a week-long summer camp for kids. “Fill the Boot” events throughout King County will contribute more than $150,000 to these services this year alone.

Summer music

Mostly Music in the Park opens its concert season with the Portage Bay Big Band at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, at Mercerdale Park. The concert is free.

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