Rebecca Mar

First Hill water main breaks Wednesday morning

A water main broke early Wednesday morning on First Hill, leaving a utility pole dangling over the road in the 7300 block of S.E. 36th Street.

A home for Smokey Joe

The gray cat across the street from Ginna Seese’s Island House apartment was not easy to catch.

Two cats rescued in Town Center apartment fire

Firefighters responded to a small fire in a Newell Court apartment unit on 78th Avenue S.E. early Friday morning just before 9 a.m.

Ten Thousand Villages sale is underway

The annual Ten Thousand Villages sale opened today at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church and will continue through this weekend.

Flight angel delivers hope

What began as a flight attendant’s commitment to write to one soldier on deployment has grown into an operation involving two Mercer Island schools and people across America.

GOP Victory Van collects ballots on Mercer Island

Mercer Island is one of 10 locations in King County where Republican voters can turn in their ballot to a GOP Victory Van. The mobile van program is a get-out-the-vote effort of the King County Republican Party.

Islander artist finds inspiration everywhere

Mercer Island High School grad illustrates fourth children’s book.

Annual art fair brings together unique talents at Island’s Covenant Shores

The residents of Covenant Shores held their third annual fair on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Rotary Islanders of October

Mercer Island Rotary has named seniors Samuel Chong and Isabel Christy as the Islanders of the month.

New book on health care is a call to action

A Mercer Island physician speaks out about the health care crisis.

Fire chief’s son comes home from Afghanistan

When Zach Tubbs returned from his tour of duty in Afghanistan, he brought home the flag that he had flown over Camp Dwyer, Helmand Province.

‘The real mission is to help veterans where we can’ | Community profile

A new commander has taken the helm of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5760 on Mercer Island.

Dog attacks Mercer Island woman and pet out for a walk

Lillian Giu was walking her dog along her usual route when she was attacked and bitten by an unleashed labradoodle in a neighborhood a couple of blocks from Mercer Island High School on Thursday, June 21. The victim’s dog, a 20-pound poodle-terrier mix, was also attacked.

Woman skydives to celebrate 82nd birthday

Sitting at the dinner table with her family, Audrey Unger decided that she wanted to put skydiving on her bucket list. Two of her sons had done it, and she was turning 82 on June 6.

Car plunges 70 feet into ravine

A vehicle plunged 70 feet down a ravine in the 4600 block of East Mercer Way after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13.

Alpenland Delicatessen sells, new owners take over in June

Alpenland Delicatessen has been sold. The new owners, Chris and Dianne Masaoka, will take over the restaurant on June 4 and plan to keep everything the same.

Suspicious man follows girl | Mercer Island Police Blotter

A 14-year-old girl’s evening jog ended with a phone call to 911 and a run for home at 7:21 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.

Alpenland is sold, to retain character

Alpenland Delicatessen has been sold. The new owners, Chris and Dianne Masaoka, will take over the restaurant on June 4. They plan to keep everything the same, from the menu to the European imports and the nutcrackers.

New Hope International Church moves off-Island

After 13 years on Mercer Island, New Hope International Church is moving to a new location in the Beaux Arts neighborhood.

Space art on Mercer Island once destined for moon

The garden in front of the Mercer Island Community and Event Center will soon exhibit pieces of a lunar module once intended for an Apollo mission.