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City of Mercer Island, MICA pause to explore all options for arts center

The city of Mercer Island requested that Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) consider delaying the upcoming public hearing and accompanying legislative review process… Continue reading

Mercer Island mobility forum set for Oct. 20

Mercer Island residents Tom Acker, Mark Coen, Scott Kuznicki and Dan Thompson, in partnership with ACES Northwest Network and Cascadia Discovery Institute, are inviting the… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Mercer Island’s SJCC to premiere original play ‘Rachel Calof’

“Rachel Calof,” a play with music, premieres in the Pacific Northwest for one performance only at 2 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Mercer Island’s Stroum… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

What’s up doc? | Eye on MI

The Lakeridge Elementary garden club is in full swing again, as students tend to 17 raised beds after school. As the garden season starts to… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Mercer Island gets 22nd clean audit

In 2017, the city of Mercer Island passed an independent audit by the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO), marking at least 22 years in a… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Are you ready? Mercer Island to hold earthquake preparedness drill

Thousands of Washington residents will practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in the state’s largest earthquake drill ever: The Great Washington ShakeOut, at… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Concurrency plan brings up questions on Mercer Island Town Center traffic

Parking in downtown Mercer Island has been a recurring topic at City Council meetings for years, but at last week’s meeting, some members called for… Continue reading

Suspect steals ink from Mercer Island Rite Aid | 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 9, 2017

Mercer Island students get to school safely with help of city, district

Two weeks ago, bicycle officers from the Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) participated in the annual Lakeridge Elementary third grade Bike Rodeo, teaching bike safety,… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Flyover | Eye on Mercer Island

Mercer Island resident Sue Robinson recently took this picture over Mercer Island on a flight to Southern California. Submit your photos of amazing, people, places… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

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