Megan Managan

Mercer Island School District announces teachers of the year

The Mercer Island School District has announced its three 2013 ‘Teachers of the Year.’

Michael Lewis

Mercer Island team competes in Spokane’s Hoopfest | Sports brief

Several teams from Mercer Island traveled to Spokane during the last weekend in June for the annual Hoopfest.

Michael Lewis
U.S. congressman Adam Smith

U.S. congressman Adam Smith visits Mercer Island VFW

U.S. congressman Adam Smith, the representative for Mercer Island, visited the Mercer Island VFW Hall on Monday, June 24, for a question-and-answer session.

U.S. congressman Adam Smith
The Mercer Island U13 girls Maroon soccer team participated in the Celebrate Shoreline tournament in mid-June making it to the tournament finals.

Mercer Island girls soccer team plays in finals at Shoreline tournament | Sports brief

The Mercer Island U13 girls Maroon soccer team participated in the Celebrate Shoreline tournament in mid-June making it to the tournament finals.

The Mercer Island U13 girls Maroon soccer team participated in the Celebrate Shoreline tournament in mid-June making it to the tournament finals.
Charlie Young and his daughter Caroline look at the fireworks selection

Mercer Island fireworks stand open for business | Island Scenes

The fireworks stand on Mercer Island, run by the Mercer Island Kiwanis, VFW and Masons is open for business.

Charlie Young and his daughter Caroline look at the fireworks selection
Steve Mattox was named the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club most inspirational coach of the year for his work coaching youth wrestling and baseball teams.

Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club honors volunteer coaches

The Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club celebrated it's volunteer coaches in June, thanking them for all of their hard work during the seasons.

Steve Mattox was named the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club most inspirational coach of the year for his work coaching youth wrestling and baseball teams.
The Mercer Island Warriors

Mercer Island Warriors finalist in first tournament of the season | Sports brief

The Mercer Island Warriors, a 16U boys team, were finalists in the team's first tournament of the season.

The Mercer Island Warriors
The NW Islanders 16U baseball team recently traveled to Pasco

Mercer Island team wins baseball tournament in Pasco | Sports brief

The NW Islanders 16U baseball team recently traveled to Pasco, Wash. to play in the Triple Crown Fathers Day tournament.

The NW Islanders 16U baseball team recently traveled to Pasco
The Pink Thunder fastpitch team includes several players from Mercer Island.

Mercer Islanders part of Pink Thunder fastpitch team | Sports brief

Several Mercer Island fastpitch players are members of the Pink Thunder All-Star fastpitch team in District 9.

The Pink Thunder fastpitch team includes several players from Mercer Island.
The 2013 District 9 Little League team includes four players from the Mercer Island Little League faspitch teams.

District 9 All-Star fastpitch team includes four from Mercer Island

The 2013 District 9 Little League team includes four players from the Mercer Island Little League faspitch teams.

The 2013 District 9 Little League team includes four players from the Mercer Island Little League faspitch teams.

Grading the schools – Policy group gives letter grades to state districts

Mercer Island state Sen. Steve Litzow introduced a bill during the legislative session earlier this year that would give letter grades to schools throughout the state.

88 from Mercer Island race in Seattle’s Rock’n’Roll marathon event

Eighty-eight runners and walkers from Mercer Island participated in the annual Rock'n'Roll marathon and half-marathon on Saturday, June 22. The race started at Seattle Center and the marathon route included a trip across the I-90 express lanes to Mercer Island and back.

Joyce Hedlund Memorial Tournament returns to Mercer Island courts

The second annual Joyce Hedlund Memorial tennis tournament will take place July 13-15 at the high school.

Mercer Island cross country coach in running for national award

Mercer Island High School cross country and track coach Erica Hill has been a fixture in the running community on Mercer Island for years. She has helped inspire hundreds of young athletes to love running and now is up for the 2013 Inspiring Coach of the Year award.

The Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon will close the I-90 express lanes between Mercer Island and Seattle for most of Saturday

Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle marathon Saturday, June 22 to close I-90 express lanes

The I-90 express lanes from Mercer Island to Seattle will be closed between 4 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 because of the annual Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon.

The Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon will close the I-90 express lanes between Mercer Island and Seattle for most of Saturday
Longtime Mercer Island School District employee Kathy Morrison is retiring this year.

Longtime Mercer Island schools employee had a concerto allegro model for teaching

In her two decades working for the Mercer Island School District, Kathy Morrison has worked with thousands of students and their families and has watched a community grow.

Longtime Mercer Island School District employee Kathy Morrison is retiring this year.
Riley MacAulay

Mercer Island rowers earn medals at National Championships | Sports brief

Two rowers from Mercer Island have earned medals at the recent National Championships, held in Oak Ridge, Tenn. June 7-9.

Riley MacAulay
The Mercer Island Heat boys soccer 12U soccer team recently won the Snohomish Bigfoot tournament in early June.

Mercer Island Heat wins Bigfoot tournament | Sports brief

The Mercer Island Heat boys soccer 12U soccer team recently won the Snohomish Bigfoot tournament in early June.

The Mercer Island Heat boys soccer 12U soccer team recently won the Snohomish Bigfoot tournament in early June.

New store ‘Hip Zephyr’ moves into ‘What to Wear’ space

There were a lot of reasons that showed Dana Dewhurst was meant to move her clothing store to Mercer Island. The store, Hip Zephyr, opened on Mercer Island on Tuesday, June 18, in the location where What to Wear was.

New WIAA amendments limit football practices

In late April, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association held its annual meeting and discussed proposed amendments. Several passed, including a new rule about the number and type of football practices that high schools can have.