Madison Miller

Mercer Island schools to close beginning March 13

The closure could extend to five to six weeks.

 

Music teacher Tyler Stevens rehearses the fifth-grade operetta on Feb. 28. Madison Miller/staff photo

Lakeridge Elementary celebrates 50th operetta

The fifth-grade class will perform “The Wizard of Oz” on March 4.

 

Bothell High School closed for two days, Feb. 27-28 after a school employee’s family member became sick after traveling overseas. Blake Peterson/staff photo

How are Eastside schools handling the coronavirus?

Eastside school districts take precautions following recent coronavirus outbreak.

 

Coronavirus reaches the Eastside

14 confirmed cases and six deaths as of March 2.

LWTech students may have been exposed to coronavirus

A faculty member and about 16 nursing students were at Life Care Center of Kirkland last week.

Coronavirus reaches Federal Way as USPS employee tests positive

Public Health announces 2 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in King County to 6

MIHS Principal Vicki Puckett. File photo

MIHS principal Puckett announces pending resignation

A survey will collect feedback on what community is looking for in candidates.

MIHS Principal Vicki Puckett. File photo
Cooper Hawkins (9), Nash Hawkins (16) and Charlotte Hawkins (12) at the Hawkins’ home. Courtesy photo

Mercer Island family raises awareness for rare, undiagnosed diseases

Charlotte and Cooper Hawkins were born with an ultra-rare undiagnosed disease.

Cooper Hawkins (9), Nash Hawkins (16) and Charlotte Hawkins (12) at the Hawkins’ home. Courtesy photo
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                                YTN students and residents rehearse for their upcoming radio show performance of “Gunsmoke.”

Live, intergenerational radio comes to Mercer Island

Youth Theatre Northwest has partnered with Silver Kite Community Arts and Aegis Living Mercer Island to create an intergenerational radio performance using original scripts from the classic western, “Gunsmoke.”

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                                YTN students and residents rehearse for their upcoming radio show performance of “Gunsmoke.”
Posteroanterior and Lateral Chest Radiographs, January 19, 2020 (Illness Day 4).No thoracic abnormalities were noted (Snohomish Health District)

How is the 2019 novel Coronavirus impacting the Eastside?

Low risk, misinformation, racial profiling and North Bend quarantine.

Posteroanterior and Lateral Chest Radiographs, January 19, 2020 (Illness Day 4).No thoracic abnormalities were noted (Snohomish Health District)
Nite Wave plays at the Showbox Dec. 20 Paul Twibell Photography

Nite Wave debuts at Bellevue Meydenbauer Center Theatre Feb. 28.

Now in their ninth year, Nite Wave will debut at a new Eastside venue and play with ’80s icon Tiffany.

Nite Wave plays at the Showbox Dec. 20 Paul Twibell Photography
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                                Elliot Newman (left) receives his MIYFS Family Inspirational Award from Mayor Wong on Jan. 7.

Elliot Newman receives 2019 Flash Family Inspirational Award

It was standing room only at the Jan. 7 city council meeting when Newman received his award.

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                                Elliot Newman (left) receives his MIYFS Family Inspirational Award from Mayor Wong on Jan. 7.
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                                Effie Parks started a podcast about raising children with disabilities.

Mercer Island mom creates podcast about raising children with disabilities

Effie Parks launched the “Once Upon a Gene” podcast last October.

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                                Effie Parks started a podcast about raising children with disabilities.
Islander Middle School. Photo courtesy of MISD

MISD launches long-range facilities planning

Public invited to outreach meetings regarding facility-related needs week of Jan. 13.

Islander Middle School. Photo courtesy of MISD

Washington doesn’t know true vaccination data

New auditor’s report shows schools have not reported accurate vaccination data.

Steel Magic Northwest will host concert Dec. 8 at the Congregational Church. Photo courtesy of Gary Gibson

Steel music concert to play holiday favorites on the Island

Steel Magic Northwest to perform holiday music Dec. 8.

Steel Magic Northwest will host concert Dec. 8 at the Congregational Church. Photo courtesy of Gary Gibson
Terra Bella owner Nancy Meade and Bella Hartman on Nov. 16 raising money for refugees through UNICEF. Courtesy photo

MIHS student raises awareness for refugees

MIHS junior raises __ to benefit refugees.

Terra Bella owner Nancy Meade and Bella Hartman on Nov. 16 raising money for refugees through UNICEF. Courtesy photo
Photo courtesy of Amanda Colburn
                                The Island’s third Pumpkin Walk is set for Oct. 27 at Luther Burbank Park.

Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk returns

After a hiatus in 2018, the pumpkin walk is back.

Photo courtesy of Amanda Colburn
                                The Island’s third Pumpkin Walk is set for Oct. 27 at Luther Burbank Park.
“We are one,” King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht said in regard to the recent teen deaths due to fentanyl overdose. Left: Sammamish mayor Christie Malchow, King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht and Sammamish Police Chief Michelle Bennett. Madison Miller / staff photo

Two Skyline High School students die from fentanyl overdose

The Sammamish police department, city of Sammamish, school districts join forces to prevent future teen fentanyl deaths.

“We are one,” King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht said in regard to the recent teen deaths due to fentanyl overdose. Left: Sammamish mayor Christie Malchow, King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht and Sammamish Police Chief Michelle Bennett. Madison Miller / staff photo

Coming down to the wire: Student MMR vaccine deadline approaches

Students have limited time to show compliance with new MMR vaccination law before being barred from school.