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Phase Two Interiors opened in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood on Dec. 4.

Islander opens Seattle consignment store

Furniture store opened on Dec. 4 in Columbia City.

Phase Two Interiors opened in Seattle’s Columbia City neighborhood on Dec. 4.
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Mercer Island sixth at Cardinal Classic | Prep wrestling

The Mercer Island wrestling team took home a sixth-place finish at the 42nd annual Cardinal Classic wrestling tournament Saturday, Jan. 2 at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma.

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Police Blotter | Mailboxes damaged on East Mercer Way

MIPD also responds to assault, prowling and theft from Dec. 25-30.

New Year's drought?

Cartoon of the Week | New Year’s drought?

Frank Shiers Jr.'s editorial comic, week of Jan. 6, 2016.

New Year's drought?

Community Calendar | Seattle Mariners president at Chamber luncheon

A look at the events happening around the Island in the coming week and beyond.

Jordan Morris announced Tuesday via Twitter he plans to pursue a professional soccer career.

Morris announces he’ll go pro

Former Mercer Island soccer standout Jordan Morris announced Tuesday afternoon via Twitter he’ll forego his senior season at Stanford to pursue a professional soccer career.

Jordan Morris announced Tuesday via Twitter he plans to pursue a professional soccer career.
Islander Lena Harder does her best to endure the 45-degree water during the 48th annual Polar Bear Plunge Friday

Eye on MI | Braving the plunge

Roughly 40 people turned out for the 48th annual Polar Plunge on Friday, Jan. 1 at Clarke Beach.

Islander Lena Harder does her best to endure the 45-degree water during the 48th annual Polar Bear Plunge Friday
A pileated woodpecker is photographed in an Island backyard on First Hill.

More than 2,000 birds counted by annual watchers

Data from the Island count is added to Seattle Audubon’s compilation for the area.

A pileated woodpecker is photographed in an Island backyard on First Hill.
The city of Mercer Island wants to know: what’s your Town Center vision? It’s not too late to submit comments on the city website.

Share your thoughts on Town Center in the new year

Learn more about the progress of the vision process so far, and submit your comments online, at www.mercergov.org/TownCenter.

The city of Mercer Island wants to know: what’s your Town Center vision? It’s not too late to submit comments on the city website.

City to hire interim manager | City briefs

Parking study authorized; Council to discuss 2016 legislative priorities.

The Olympic Mountains peek out from behind the Seattle skyline in a view from Aubrey Davis Park on Dec. 30.

Eye on MI | Snow-capped mountains

Views of both the snowy Olympic and Cascade ranges can be seen from Aubrey Davis Park on Mercer Island.

The Olympic Mountains peek out from behind the Seattle skyline in a view from Aubrey Davis Park on Dec. 30.

No injuries after shots fired in Town Center

MIPD obtains handgun and transports suspect to Harborview after hearing gunshots near S.E. 32nd Street.

MIPD locates stolen Auburn Police SUV on West Mercer Way

The black and white 2012 Chevy Tahoe was found around 8:15 a.m. at an abandoned construction site on Mercer Island.

Tom Hitzroth

Mercer Island murder mystery: A new look at an old case

Tom Hitzroth, Chair of the City of Redmond Landmarks Commission, will share the results of his personal detective work on an old Mercer Island case.

Tom Hitzroth

Police Blotter | Storage lockers damaged at Island Square apartments

MIPD responds to cases of burglary, theft and prowling from Dec. 17-22.

Happy New Year?

Cartoon of the Week | Happy New Year?

Frank Shiers Jr.'s editorial comic, week of Dec. 30, 2015.

Happy New Year?
Santa's Lists

Santa’s Lists | Cartoon of the Week

Frank Shiers Jr.'s editorial comic, week of Dec. 23, 2015.

Santa's Lists

Train for your captain’s license | Marine Patrol will offer specialized courses in February

The Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) Marine Patrol unit will be hosting two courses in February at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center (MICEC).

There are between six and 15 landslides every year in Mercer Island

Homes red-tagged for landslide damage

Residents at S.E. 46th Street were told to move for safety reasons.

There are between six and 15 landslides every year in Mercer Island
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VFW working to make a happy holiday season for many

Local Post 5670 donates $1,000 in QFC gift certificates to MIYFS;.

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