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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

Welcome event for families new to MISD is Oct. 11

Families new to the Mercer Island School District this year are invited to a special welcome event from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 11 in the… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2017

Mercer Island’s fall recycling event is Oct. 21 | City briefs

Fall recycling event is Oct. 21 The city’s annual Fall Recycling Event is a month away, so it’s time to start gathering your materials. Rain… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2017

Parking lot rehab underway at Mercer Island Community Center

Last week, city contractors started some long-awaited excavation work to correct drainage issues in front of the main entrance to the Mercer Island Community and… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2017

Mercer Island Council adopts new residential code

After a nearly year long public process launched by the Mercer Island Planning Commission and City Council, the council adopted updates to the city’s residential… Continue reading

Russian hackers targeted Washington election systems, Homeland Security confirms

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said when her office discovered suspicious IP addresses last year, they had a “high suspicion” the addresses belonged to… Continue reading

  • Sep 22, 2017

Mercer Island group holds ‘red zone’ rally to protect parks

Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks (CCMIP) held a “red zone rally” on Sept. 9 at Mercerdale Park. Group members anchored 36-inch red balloons to… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017