Reporter Staff

Community Calendar | Sons of Norway Lodge to help the Salvation Army’s Toy ‘n Joy Program

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

Six-foot menorahs light up Mercer Island

Jewish community tradition occurs once every seven years.

MI girls, boys hoops improve to 2-0 | Prep sports briefs

Islander girls beat Edmonds-Woodway; boys thump Newport.

Council to vote on residential moratorium at next meeting

Mercer Island developers and homeowners may be prohibited from applying for subdivisions and lot coverage deviations.

Farmers Life celebrates ‘Giving Tuesday’

Island-based insurance company donates $30,000 to United Way of King County.

City explains rules and rights for door-to-door solicitors

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Police Blotter | Islanders report theft from open garage, unlocked cars

MIPD also responded to reports of fraud, tire slashing and warrant suspects from Nov. 15-21.

Teenager pays it forward to medics who saved her life

Islander and 'Patient of Courage' donates $5,000 to Medic One Foundation.

Around the Island, Dec. 2

Windermere to host bike drive; Lions Club Christmas tree sale benefits local organizations; MI Directory ending fiscal year; Giving tree helps families in need.

Vote Island Books for Indie Award | Business briefs

Island Books up for Independent Small Business of the Year Award; Jacksons stores join fight against domestic violence with “Give the Gift of Peace” campaign.

Community Calendar | Tree lighting and Firehouse Munch this Friday

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

Cartoon of the Week | Black Friday Sale

Frank Shiers Jr.'s editorial comic, week of Dec. 2, 2015.

Boys & Girls Clubs hires new director for Mercer Island branch

New director John Oates has background in outdoor education, exercise science, health promotion and recreation.

Mercer Island seniors make college commitments | Sports briefs

The final date of the National Letter of Intent Signing Day for 2015 took place Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Community Calendar | Mercer Island Thanksgiving 1/2 marathon fun run

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

MIPD responds to two cases of alleged assault | Police Blotter

Islanders also report car thefts, prowling and fraud from Nov. 4-14.

Emergency management hero passes away | City briefs

City adds electric vehicle to fleet; Council recognizes Terry Pottmeyer for her service to Mercer Island.

Feed your sweet tooth at Chamber lunch | Business briefs

The next Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be at noon on Dec. 3; Yogabliss will host Practices of Gratitude on Nov. 26.

MISD superintendent comments on Seattle vote for later start times | School briefs

With a 6-1 vote, the Seattle School Board voted to move back high school and middle school start times for the 2016-17 year.

Cartoon of the Week | We give thanks

Frank Shiers Jr.'s editorial comic, week of Nov. 25, 2015.