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Making the case for flu vaccination | On Health

It’s that time of year again: the weather is changing, the days are getting shorter and flu season is just around the corner. Now is… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Mercer Islander interns with student leaders program

Last summer, Bank of America helped five students with investing – in their futures, that is. Mercer Island’s own Rachel Coskey, along with Seattle-area’s Grace… Continue reading

Mercer Island senior services staff work hand-in-hand with police and fire departments

Betsy Zuber hears this phrase a lot: “I wish I’d known about this sooner…” As a licensed mental health counselor with the city’s department of… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Mercer Island Community Center to close Oct. 9

The Mercer Island Community and Event Center (MICEC) will be closed for staff training all day and evening on Monday, Oct. 9. In order to… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Making sense of the rape allegation against King County’s top cop

When the King County Ombudsman’s Office released a critical review of Sheriff John Urquhart’s handling of a sexual-assault charge made against him in 2016, it… Continue reading

MIHS student musicians chosen for national honor ensembles

Two Mercer Island High School student musicians have been chosen for the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) 2017 All-National Honor Ensembles. Cameron Lee, a… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2017

Volunteers needed for Mercer Island’s 2nd annual Pumpkin Walk

Several Islanders are hard at work planning for the second annual Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk, set for 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 21. On that evening,… Continue reading

Islanders report car prowls | Police Blotter

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… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2017

Learn more about Mercer Island’s budget with Telephone Town Hall | City briefs

Learn more about city’s finances with Telephone Town Hall The city of Mercer Island’s long-term financial projections show a $1.8 million budget gap in 2019… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2017

Mercer Island City Council candidates debate transportation, finances at Chamber forum

Mercer Island City Council candidates shared their ideas on how to improve the city’s transit options, business climate and financial standing, among other issues, at… Continue reading

Mercer Island galleries gear up for First Friday art walk | Arts briefs

Galleries gear up for First Friday art walk Mercer Island’s downtown galleries will have interesting art, paired with wine and food, at their First Friday… Continue reading

Mercer Island retirement community makes strides against breast cancer

Covenant Shores hosted its third annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer rally and walk on Sept. 29 and 30. Representatives from the American Cancer Society… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

11 MIHS seniors selected as National Merit Semifinalists

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including 11… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services says get screened for depression

National Depression Screening Day is Oct. 5 and Mercer Island Youth and Family Services calls on Islanders to get screened for depression and related mood… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

Mercer Island Beach Club to host candidate forums; School Board candidate leaving race | Election news

The Mercer Island Beach Club invited local candidates for office to share their ideas and answer questions leading up to the November general election. The… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

Community forum selects top 3 choices for repurposing Mercer Island Recycling Center

Citizens attending the “Renew, Reuse, Re-purpose” Community Forum held on Saturday at the Mercer Island Library, were inspired by former Mercer Island High School students,… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

Union workers striking on Mercer Island reach agreement with employer | Update

About 70 Mercer Island workers were on strike for more than a month, peacefully picketing and chanting near Island Corporate Center on Southeast 24th Street… Continue reading

Mercer Island Kiwanis Club welcomes new president, honors others

The Mercer Island Kiwanis Club held its 56th installation and awards banquet on Sept. 14, where retired Mercer Island veterinarian Dr. Harry Dingwall was installed… Continue reading

  • Sep 28, 2017

Area legislators discuss education funding, Hirst decision and traffic

A coalition of 10 Chambers of Commerce invited legislators from eight area districts to talk about the outcomes of the last legislative session, and to look at what’s ahead.

  • Sep 27, 2017

Islanders report fraud, car thefts, harassment | Police Blotter

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… Continue reading

  • Sep 27, 2017