Megan Managan

The Portage Bay Band

Portage Bay Band swings into Mercerdale Park for Mostly Music in the Park | Photos

The Portage Bay Band swung into Mercerdale Park on Thursday, July 25 for the first Mostly Music in the Park of the summer.

The Portage Bay Band
Mercer Island eighth graders Jocelyn Thomson

Mercer Island soccer players help team to finals at tournament in Denmark

Three Mercer Island eighth grade soccer players recently helped their team advance to the finals during a tournament in Denmark.

Mercer Island eighth graders Jocelyn Thomson
The Mercer Island Little League All-Star team won the state tournament.

Mercer Island Little League All-stars win state tournament

The Mercer Island Little League All-Star team, made up of 10-year-olds recently won the state title.

The Mercer Island Little League All-Star team won the state tournament.
The Northwest Islander U16 baseball team recently won the Seattle Elite league championship.

Northwest Islander U16 team wins league championship

The Northwest Islander U16 baseball team recently won the Seattle Elite league championship.

The Northwest Islander U16 baseball team recently won the Seattle Elite league championship.

Mercer Island residents complete annual BRI Seafair triathlon

Part of the annual Seafair traditions includes the BRI triathlon, which this year took place on July 21 and started at Seward Park.

Margo Masaoka

Dip in with Oh Chocolate’s new class on Mercer Island

Chocolate lovers unite. Islanders can now dip into their favorite chocolate, thanks to the new class offered at Oh Chocolate!

Margo Masaoka
Parents and swimmers alike watch the junior girls Midlake prelim meet at the Newport Swim and Tennis Club in Bellevue on Tuesday

Mercerwood Shore Club repeats as Midlakes champion

Once again, the Mercerwood Shore Club has claimed the Midlakes league title, this time tying for first place to win the 2013 championship on Saturday, July 20.

Parents and swimmers alike watch the junior girls Midlake prelim meet at the Newport Swim and Tennis Club in Bellevue on Tuesday
The Mercer Island Islander FC U13 recently won the Issaquah Gunner Invitational tournament.

Mercer Island’s Islander FC U13 soccer team participates in Issaquah tournament | Sports brief

The Mercer Island Islander FC U13 recently played in the 2013 Issaquah Gunner Invitational tournament.

The Mercer Island Islander FC U13 recently won the Issaquah Gunner Invitational tournament.
The Northwest Lady Sharks 12U softball team recently won a tournament in Tacoma.

Northwest Lady Sharks fastpitch team wins tournament | Sports brief

The Northwest Lady Sharks 12U fastpitch team recently played in the Joint Base Lewis McChord Wounded Warrior Fund tournament in mid-July.

The Northwest Lady Sharks 12U softball team recently won a tournament in Tacoma.

Mercer Island School District board continues work on school designs

The Mercer Island School District Board of Directors held their annual board retreat late last month. As part of the two-day retreat, the board received updates on the educational specifications process from the architect team.

Finding her place – Mercer Island lacrosse player excels in college

Sometimes finding the right niche can take a while. Though Mercer Island High School graduate Elena Skouras did end up finding exactly what she wanted, it was on a different route.

Current, former NBA players to coach at HSB Camps at Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club July 22-24

The Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club will host a special HSB Camps July 22-24 featuring NBA players Justin Holiday, Jrue Holiday and NBA veterans Mike Harris and Felipe Lopez.

Mercer Island High School grads Alyssa Suhm and Colin Strong were both students at Beijing Foreign Studies University during the spring semester.

Mercer Island grads complete Beijing study abroad program

Two Mercer Island High School graduates recently participated in and completed the IES Abroad Beijing program this spring.

Mercer Island High School grads Alyssa Suhm and Colin Strong were both students at Beijing Foreign Studies University during the spring semester.
Jamie Mounger is a member of the Eastside FC girls 95 White team which will compete in the national tournament this month in Florida.

Eastside FC girls 95 White win regional title, head to nationals | Sports brief

The Eastside FC girls 95 White team, including a player from Mercer Island, recently won the Presidents Cup regional title in Boise and will compete at the national tournament this month in Florida.

Jamie Mounger is a member of the Eastside FC girls 95 White team which will compete in the national tournament this month in Florida.
This artist’s rendering of the new clubhouse and outdoor space includes a larger outside recreational plaza. The new clubhouse is expected to be finished in 2015.

Mercerwood Shore Club will get new facility

The Mercerwood Shore Club, located off of East Mercer Way, will be building a new clubhouse next year.

This artist’s rendering of the new clubhouse and outdoor space includes a larger outside recreational plaza. The new clubhouse is expected to be finished in 2015.
The Mercer Island 9/10 Little League all-star team won the District 9 tournament.

Mercer Island 9/10 Little League team wins District 9 title | Sports brief

The Mercer Island 9/10 Little League all star baseball team recently won the District 9 title.

The Mercer Island 9/10 Little League all-star team won the District 9 tournament.
Mercer Island students Phinney Tasker

Mercer Island students win at Hoopfest | Sports brief

A team of Mercer Island students, all who will be freshman at Mercer Island High School next year, won their division at Spokane's Hoopfest in late June.

Mercer Island students Phinney Tasker
Mercer Island student Claire Mansfield is a member of the Friends of Hoop Blue basketball team which won the End of Trail tournament in Oregon.

Mercer Island basketball player helps team to win in Oregon tournament | Sports brief

Mercer Island eighth grader Claire Mansfield is a member of the Friends of Hoop Blue basketball team, which recently traveled to the End of Trail tournament in Oregon City, Ore.

Mercer Island student Claire Mansfield is a member of the Friends of Hoop Blue basketball team which won the End of Trail tournament in Oregon.

Spots still available at Mercer Island youth summer day camp | Sports brief

The Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department still has some spots available in the popular youth summer day camp this year.

The Northwest Islanders 13U baseball team finished in third place a tournament in Omaha.

Northwest Islanders earn third place at tournament | Sports brief

The Northwest Islanders 13U baseball team finished in third place a the Omaha Slumpbuster tournament in Omaha.

The Northwest Islanders 13U baseball team finished in third place a tournament in Omaha.