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MICEC holiday closures and reduced hours | City briefs

Donate your fridge or freezer, help families and save power; Comcast upgrades one-third complete.

Police Blotter | Islanders report multiple car prowls Nov. 22-25

MIPD reports four cases of car prowls equate to loss of over $4,500.

Rotary students of the month for December

The Mercer Island Rotary Club recently named MIHS seniors Helena Shield and Fletcher Stribling its Islanders of the Month for December.

Santa Claus looks over Christmas lists provided by Emma Roberts

Holiday fun at Firehouse Munch | Slideshow

Islanders turn out for annual Tree Lighting and holiday merriment at the Firehouse.

Santa Claus looks over Christmas lists provided by Emma Roberts

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

Visit www.mercergov.org/soliciting for more information.

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.

Lily James and Dr. Nicholas Vedder smile after James received her award as a Patient of Courage.

Teenager pays it forward to medics who saved her life

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

Lily James and Dr. Nicholas Vedder smile after James received her award as a Patient of Courage.

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.

Islanders take a stroll in the winter sunshine near the tree at Mercerdale Park

Community Calendar | Tree lighting and Firehouse Munch this Friday

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

Islanders take a stroll in the winter sunshine near the tree at Mercerdale Park
Black Friday Sale

Cartoon of the Week | Black Friday Sale

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

Black Friday Sale

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.