Katie Metzger

Islander recalls filming ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Meredythe Glass was an extra in the 1939 film, and is possibly the last surviving cast member.

 

Mercer Island Half is March 24

The event also features a 10K, 5K and Kids’ Dash.

 

Thai makes history as Washington’s first refugee legislator

The 41st district Democrat is an advocate for education and underrepresented communities.

 

Mercer Island prepares for weekend winter storm

City facilities are closing early and events have been cancelled, including the MIYFS Breakfast.

Mercer Island City Council lays out goals for 2019

Budget reductions are the first item on the work plan for the next two years.

Mercer Island Preschool Association wins 2019 MIYFS Philanthropy Award

MIPA has a strong partnership with the city, raising thousands each year for preschool scholarships.

Aubrey Davis Park traverses the north end of Mercer Island, with parts of it located on a lid above Interstate 90. File photo

Islanders weigh in on Aubrey Davis Park plan

The draft vision emphasizes accessibility and inclusivity for a variety of users.

Aubrey Davis Park traverses the north end of Mercer Island, with parts of it located on a lid above Interstate 90. File photo
‘Defense Ninjas’ instructor Fauzia Lala and COO Kate Warady demonstrate how to break a wrist grab in a workout room at Redmond’s DaVinci Academy on Jan. 15. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Women become ninjas in local self defense classes

Instructor and Mercer Island resident Fauzia Lala aims to empower women to protect themselves.

‘Defense Ninjas’ instructor Fauzia Lala and COO Kate Warady demonstrate how to break a wrist grab in a workout room at Redmond’s DaVinci Academy on Jan. 15. Katie Metzger/staff photo

New ‘community facilities’ zone moves forward

After several community meetings, the Planning Commission will review the draft this week.

See artists ‘in action’ on Mercer Island

Northwest Artists in Action will host a second pop-up demonstration on Feb. 2.

New councilmember sworn in to serve Mercer Island community

Lisa Anderl took her oath of office on Jan. 15.

Mercer Island Design Commission to review plans for new mixed-use building

The site at 2885 78th Ave. has a new owner after being previously under contract with Hines.

Mercer Island’s newest peace pole unveiled at Covenant Shores

The pole is placed near the campus sign, which is the first mile marker of the Rotary Half Marathon.

Aljoya wins Mercer Island business of the year award

Au Courant, Caruccio’s, FASPS, King Insurance and S.R. Schill & Associates were also nominated.

Budget cuts force Mercer Island Community and Event Center to reduce hours

The city council will discuss more reductions at its planning session next month.

New year, new art at Mercer Island galleries

The Mercer Gallery at the Community and Event Center will also feature new exhibits in 2019.

Mercer Island reevaluates policies for city boards, commissions

City recommits to non-partisan appointment process.

Mercer Island to develop fiscal sustainability plan

The plan will help the city address its projected multi-million dollar budget deficits.

Early World Montessori students walked in the Summer Celebration parade in July 2018. The theme of this year’s event was “Island Vibes.” Katie Metzger/staff photo

Budget challenges dominated 2018 on Mercer Island

But arts, new ideas and community also provided a reason to celebrate.

Early World Montessori students walked in the Summer Celebration parade in July 2018. The theme of this year’s event was “Island Vibes.” Katie Metzger/staff photo

Rates to go up as city of Mercer Island switches garbage contractors

City selects new trash, recycling and compostables hauler for 2019.