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Taylan Yuasa

Yuasa competes at International Judo tournament | Sports briefs

MIHS grad will compete at the USA Judo Presidents Cup Championships in Texas Nov. 21-22; MI boys golf headed to Scotland in July.

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Cartoon of the Week | Eyman Initiative 1366

Frank Shiers Jr.'s editorial comic, week of Nov. 11, 2015.

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Community Calendar | MIVAL 6th Anniversary Celebration

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

Around the Island, Nov. 11

Historical Society to meet at Symphony house; Allen Uyeno honored with 2015 Five Star Real Estate Award.

The pumpkin patch fundraiser for the city’s Youth and Family Services Department will continue through November.

YFS glass pumpkin patch still open

Shop for pumpkins at Aljoya, Au Courant, the Chamber of Commerce, MICEC, David Weed, DDS, Mercer Island Florist and the YFS office.

The pumpkin patch fundraiser for the city’s Youth and Family Services Department will continue through November.

Past practices are best, according to new Island chiropractor

Dr. Joshua Bailey's business focuses on the convenient and holistic practice of house call visits.

Mercer Island third at districts | Prep girls swim and dive

Lakeside reigned supreme at the 3A Sea-King district championships Saturday, Nov. 7 at Mary Wayte Pool.

Police Blotter | Several Islanders report car prowls

MIPD also responds to cases of burglary, theft and fraud from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31.

City extends moratorium hearing | City briefs

Islanders can comment on the moratorium at Nov. 16 Council meeting; and sign up for Metro In Motion and TripPool online.

Mercer Island’s Kayla Lee (far left) and Mary Rose Vu compete in the girls 5K at the 3A state cross country championships Saturday

Mercer Island girls ninth at state meet | Prep cross country

The Mercer Island girls cross country team had a top 10 finish as a team at the 3A state cross country championships Saturday, Nov. 7 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

Mercer Island’s Kayla Lee (far left) and Mary Rose Vu compete in the girls 5K at the 3A state cross country championships Saturday

Holy Names ends season for MI girls soccer

Mercer Island girls soccer saw their season end one win away from the 3A state tournament, as the Islanders fell 1-0 to Holy Names Academy Saturday, Nov. 7 at Southwest Athletic Complex in Seattle.

November general election UPDATE | More Island ballots counted

Results still show Wisenteiner, Bassett, Weiker, Bertlin and Drinkwater leading in contested races.

Police Blotter | Credit card skimmers found at South-end Chevron

MIPD also responds to reports of theft, prowling and malicious mischief from Oct. 14 to Oct. 23.

Upcoming Events | Library hosting ‘A Day of Stories and Songs,’ SJCC presents Rick Steves

A round-up of upcoming events happening around Mercer Island.

Eighteen cars prowled this week

One crew is believed to be responsible for the rash of break ins.

MISD requests community input on school calendars | School brief

In preparation for upcoming calendar planning, the Mercer Island School District (MISD) is surveying the community for input on future school calendars.

Community Calendar | MICEC celebrates 10th Anniversary

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

Island SBA scores rank among highest in state | Community briefs

Schools Foundation halfway to winter goal; Youth and Family Services seeks holiday sponsors.

Bellevue edges MI, advances to state | Prep girls soccer

A second-half goal from Kiley Suter lifted Bellevue over Mercer Island 1-0 in the 3A KingCo championship game Monday night at Bellevue High School.

Around the Island, Nov. 4

Quick notes on who’s in the news in Mercer Island.