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                                Dr. David Frank Wolter.

Mercer Island’s Dr. Wolter dies at the age of 95

David Frank Wolter delivered over 7,000 babies in his career as OB-GYN.

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                                Dr. David Frank Wolter.
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                                Mercer Island Youth and Family Services received a 4-yer grant prevention grant from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.

MIYFS receives 4-year prevention grant

The $48,500 per year will be used for the ongoing work to reduce binge and heavy-drinking rate of Island Youth.

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                                Mercer Island Youth and Family Services received a 4-yer grant prevention grant from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services.
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                                Covenant Living at the Shores residents and staff with Ageless Aviation pilot and team at the Renton Municipal Airport on Aug. 12.

Covenant Living at the Shores Residents take flight

Tom Norris, Sid Boegl, Doug Wilkinson, and Jack Nelson take flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman.

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                                Covenant Living at the Shores residents and staff with Ageless Aviation pilot and team at the Renton Municipal Airport on Aug. 12.
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                                A cougar was captured by security footage on Aug. 5.

WDFW: Mercer Island cougar sighting ‘not unheard of’

The animal has not been spotted since the initial report was made

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                                A cougar was captured by security footage on Aug. 5.

Visa debit card stolen from mailbox | Police Blotter

Police blotter for July 19-23.

  • Aug 15, 2019
The map shows ten areas of Mercer Island that require critical infrastructure and resources, should a natural disaster occur. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Preparing for “the really big one” in a city surrounded by water

The Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan covers nearly 60 planning partners, including Mercer Island.

  • Aug 15, 2019
The map shows ten areas of Mercer Island that require critical infrastructure and resources, should a natural disaster occur. Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island
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                                Juliana Kang Robinson’s public artwork, “Alone Together.”

MI artist completes Seattle public artwork

Juliana Kang Robinson designed the new artwalk intersection University and 1st Avenue near Harbor Steps and the Seattle Art Museum.

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                                Juliana Kang Robinson’s public artwork, “Alone Together.”
Dr. Richard Repass is the owner and medical director of Revolution Psychiatry. He has spent the last decade caring for patients who struggle with mental health illnesses and substance use disorders. Photo courtesy of Richard Repass

A new psychiatry clinic offers natural, alternative methods of detox various disorders

Revolution Psychiatry helps patients suffering with alcoholism or drug abuse, among other disorders.

  • Aug 13, 2019
Dr. Richard Repass is the owner and medical director of Revolution Psychiatry. He has spent the last decade caring for patients who struggle with mental health illnesses and substance use disorders. Photo courtesy of Richard Repass
The French American School of Puget Sound moved to Mercer Island in 1999 and took over the old fire station just north of the Stroum Jewish Community Center property. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Planning for the Community Facility Zone is paused after community expresses concern

Next steps for the zoning effort will be discussed on Aug. 20.

  • Aug 12, 2019
The French American School of Puget Sound moved to Mercer Island in 1999 and took over the old fire station just north of the Stroum Jewish Community Center property. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Mercer Island’s new rules for tree retention in full effect

New criteria must be met before a tree is removed outside of development.

  • Aug 11, 2019

Thousands to bike ride through island for annual Obliteride

Drivers urged to be extra cautious.

  • Aug 9, 2019
A full room of Mercer Island residents questioned candidates running for City Council Pos. 7 and School Board Pos. 5. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Incumbent Bertlin and Jacobson leading Mercer council race

4,914 ballots were returned out of 18,197 registered voters in Mercer Island.

A full room of Mercer Island residents questioned candidates running for City Council Pos. 7 and School Board Pos. 5. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Dinh and Rivera-Dirks leading MISD school board race

5,677 ballots were returned out of 18,197 registered voters for the school board race.

King County’s Prop. 1 parks levy is passing

Initial results from the Aug. 6 primary King County Council races are also in.

Islanders encouraged to participate in National Night Out

No funding for city celebration, responder visits this year

Old 76 will be taking over the empty gas station once occupied by Freshy’s Seafood Shack. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Town center businesses and events boost community engagement

Chamber of Commerce updates residents on local business happenings in Mercer Island.

Old 76 will be taking over the empty gas station once occupied by Freshy’s Seafood Shack. Madeline Coats/staff photo
The ribbon cutting for Aegis Living took place in Mercer Island on July 20. Left to right: Mary Van Orman, Terese Clark, Dwayne Clark, Phil Clough and Stephanie Bayne. Photo courtesy of Aegis Living.

Aegis Living opens their doors to a ski lodge-inspired assisted living community

Breaking the stigma of senior living communities.

The ribbon cutting for Aegis Living took place in Mercer Island on July 20. Left to right: Mary Van Orman, Terese Clark, Dwayne Clark, Phil Clough and Stephanie Bayne. Photo courtesy of Aegis Living.

I-90 bridge to remain open during Seafair weekend.

FAA-mandated safety zone no longer affecting bridge.

  • Aug 1, 2019
Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish and Wildlife Service

State awards millions for salmon recovery

Puget Sound counties received more than $45 million.

Spring Chinook salmon. Photo courtesy Michael Humling, US Fish and Wildlife Service