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Islanders to take over deli

Classmates to open ‘Homegrown’ store to replace Stopsky's restaurant.


The art of remembrance

A Q&A with artist John Sisko about the 9/11 beams artwork.


City ‘evicts’ artists to make way for Little Acorn at Community Center

Artists and others given notice in March and April.


Tons of trash hurt Thrift Store

YFS shop changes donation policy, cancels remodel plans.

Homegrown Sandwich Shop moving in to Stopsky’s

Owners Jeff and Lara Sanderson of Stopsky's Deli announced today that Homegrown Sandwich Shop will move into their old space.

UPDATE | Country Village Day School charges suspicious man with trespassing

Man seen near school four times. Parents, neighbors encouraged to call police if they see any suspicious activity.

City still paying to clean up old oil spill

Leak from old fuel tanks not discovered until 2004.

Stopsky’s shuts after heartfelt farewell

After nearly three-and-a-half years in business, and just as many on the Island, Jeff and Lara Sanderson announced they’d sold the space they’d called home since 2011.

City’s solarize campaign celebrates first installations

Local business Auto Spa among city's first solar panel installers.

Council weighs in on Library

Staff and council members talk about intricacies of library issues.

Parking possible north of Community Center?

Sound Transit hires consultant to look at where to add parking

Revised Coval plan approved

After a long and drawn out review of the Coval property, City Council on Monday, July 21, voted to approve a revised preliminary long plat for 16 lots on five acres at 3051 84th Avenue S.E. Much like the city Planning Commission did in June, the council outlined a set of conditions for developer MI 84th Limited Partnership.

City may consider taking over buses

City considers contracting with Metro to save bus service on the Island.

Arts Center raises $4 million so far

MI Center for the Arts also gets a piece of Mercerdale Park

Council creates library board, sends message to KCLS

Reacting to an unsatisfying resolution with the King County Library System (KCLS), City Council on Monday, July 7, created a Library Advisory Board to force continued dialogue about the library remodel.

High marks on city report card

Annual city ‘Dashboard Report’ reflects well on city operations, staff.

Access to light rail remains unsolved

Linking buses to trains requires land; extra parking not yet included

Neighbors say changes to Coval property still not adequate

On Monday, City Council set July 21 as a public meeting to review – for the second time – the Coval long plat.

More solar energy workshops set

The City’s Solarize Mercer Island campaign held another successful workshop Tuesday evening, after the first free learning session drew crowds of 65 people. Thirty were registered as of the Reporter deadline on Monday. Forty five registered for free site assessments.

Island care facility is closed

After a month-long ordeal and an emotional move for many residents, the state closed Mercer Island Care and Rehab on schedule, Thursday, July 3. The private nursing home, operated by the national company Videll Healthcare, had its license revoked in June after an investigation revealed financial troubles that on more than one occasion led to food shortages and disrupted the delivery of medical supplies.