Madeline Coats

A full room of Mercer Island residents questioned candidates running for City Council Pos. 7 and School Board Pos. 5. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Incumbent Bertlin and Jacobson leading Mercer council race

4,914 ballots were returned out of 18,197 registered voters in Mercer Island.

 

Old 76 will be taking over the empty gas station once occupied by Freshy’s Seafood Shack. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Town center businesses and events boost community engagement

Chamber of Commerce updates residents on local business happenings in Mercer Island.

 

The ribbon cutting for Aegis Living took place in Mercer Island on July 20. Left to right: Mary Van Orman, Terese Clark, Dwayne Clark, Phil Clough and Stephanie Bayne. Photo courtesy of Aegis Living.

Aegis Living opens their doors to a ski lodge-inspired assisted living community

Breaking the stigma of senior living communities.

 

Island resident recommended the addition of a new restroom building near the playground at Aubrey Davis Park. Madeline Coats/staff photo

City council moves closer to approving the Aubrey Davis Master Plan

The master plan recommends five key areas of focus.

Island resident recommended the addition of a new restroom building near the playground at Aubrey Davis Park. Madeline Coats/staff photo
Mercer Island seniors sing from their songbooks in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Living at the Shores on July 17. Madeline Coats/staff photo

A monthly sing-a-long program uses music to support patients with memory loss

Music Mends Minds places emphasis on music therapy as a way to delay neurodegenerative dementia.

Mercer Island seniors sing from their songbooks in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Living at the Shores on July 17. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Three candidates aim to fill an open seat in the Mercer Island City Council

Debbie Bertlin, Robin Russell and Jake Jacobson compete for Position No. 7.

A full room of Mercer Island residents questioned candidates running for City Council Pos. 7 and School Board Pos. 5. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Candidates for council and school board attended forum

The King County Primary Election is on Aug. 6.

A full room of Mercer Island residents questioned candidates running for City Council Pos. 7 and School Board Pos. 5. Madeline Coats/staff photo
Recology will soon be replacing Republic as Mercer Island’s garbage removal service. They will be responsible for collecting compost, garbage and recycled material for residents. Madeline Coats/Staff photo

Island residents express concern over contract with Recology

City Council approves 10-year partnership with new garbage removal service.

Recology will soon be replacing Republic as Mercer Island’s garbage removal service. They will be responsible for collecting compost, garbage and recycled material for residents. Madeline Coats/Staff photo

City Council officially terminates plans for Mercerdale Park

Persistant residents win their battle to protect public parkland.

Objects for sale are displayed in sectioned areas throughout the store to make for organized shopping. Photo by Madeline Coats.

Thrift shop brings community together

Second-hand shop projected to bring in 2.9 million dollars this year alone.

Objects for sale are displayed in sectioned areas throughout the store to make for organized shopping. Photo by Madeline Coats.
Planes flying in from the North often cross over Mercer Island or Lake Washington before landing. Photo by Madeline Coats.

Increased air traffic and aviation demands disturb Island residents

Renton Municipal Airport could see future expansions.

Planes flying in from the North often cross over Mercer Island or Lake Washington before landing. Photo by Madeline Coats.