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Middle school ballfields updateIn late December, the city’s contractor, Precision Earthworks, began excavation work on the South Mercer Ballfields turf project, which includes three fields… Continue reading

Seattle Jewish Day School students return recyclable plastic lunch containers to the Mercer Island Albertsons on a weekly basis. Albertsons provides kosher lunches — packed in plastic containers — for the students three days every week.
Seattle Jewish Day School students return recyclable plastic lunch containers to the Mercer Island Albertsons on a weekly basis. Albertsons provides kosher lunches — packed in plastic containers — for the students three days every week.

Business briefs

The Mercer Island business scene continues to change in the new year. A new health clinic and junk-hauling service have come to Mercer Island, interior… Continue reading

Every Sunday employees at the Mercer Island Albertsons and Mercer Island residents take donated food to the Union Gospel Mission in downtown Seattle. The store also donates to the Friends of the Needy and Hopelink

MI Albertsons donates food, time

Every Sunday, Albertsons manager John Gillespie and several locals compile and deliver food donations to the Union Gospel Mission in Seattle. Items include dairy and… Continue reading

Every Sunday employees at the Mercer Island Albertsons and Mercer Island residents take donated food to the Union Gospel Mission in downtown Seattle. The store also donates to the Friends of the Needy and Hopelink

Bellevue attorney replaces Jarrett for 41st District

Bellevue attorney Randy Gordon has been selected to replace 41st District State Sen. Fred Jarrett, who stepped down in December. The Metropolitan King County Council… Continue reading

Tents line the grounds of Tent City 4 in August 2008. The United Methodist Church hosted the roving homeless camp for three months in 2008.

Council holds public meeting on Tent City temporary encampment ordinance

A public hearing on the Tent City temporary encampment ordinance will be held before the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Planning Commission… Continue reading

Tents line the grounds of Tent City 4 in August 2008. The United Methodist Church hosted the roving homeless camp for three months in 2008.

King County statistics show many residents unhealthy

King County Community Health indicators released late last year measure the health and well-being of county residents as well as access to care, risk factors… Continue reading

The newest addition to St. Monica Catholic School will be used for the school’s preschool and after-school care activities

St. Monica opens new Parish Learning Center

St. Monica Catholic Church opened the doors to its newest addition at the beginning of December, the St. Monica Parish Learning Center.The new building, which… Continue reading

The newest addition to St. Monica Catholic School will be used for the school’s preschool and after-school care activities

Washington likely to gain 10th Congressional seat

The Washington State Secretary of State has announced that the Evergreen State is apparently in line for a 10th congressional district, according to analysts at Election Data Services, the firm hired to look at the pattern of population growth. The analysis, reflecting population estimates from the Census Bureau, says if the numbers hold up in the 2010 Census, as expected, Washington will take the 435th of 435 House seats.

Steve Lancaster

Lancaster moves on to City of Tukwila

Mercer Island Development Services Director Steve Lancaster will be leaving the city to work as city administrator for Tukwila on Jan. 19. Lancaster was offered… Continue reading

Steve Lancaster
This Mercer Island home is a new listing on the Island

New waterfront home offered for $28M

A nearly new waterfront home along West Mercer Way is on the market for $28 million.The 14,000-square-foot stone and stucco home, on 1.2 acres and… Continue reading

This Mercer Island home is a new listing on the Island

Robbery attempt at South-end Rite Aid

An MIPD officer stopped a man in the middle of a burglary at the South-end Rite Aid on Dec. 9, after responding to the store’s… Continue reading

King County stage 2 burn ban lifted

The stage 2 burn ban for King, Kitsap and Pierce counties, which was issued on Dec. 8, was lifted on Dec. 13.The region’s previous weather… Continue reading

Semi blocking lane of westbound I-90; long delays already

According to Washington State Department of Transportation reports a semi-truck blocked one lane of westbound Interstate-90 inside the Mount Baker tunnel on Monday afternoon.A tow… Continue reading

MIHS graduate finishes third at 2009 Seattle Marathon

Mercer Island native Brandon Fellows, 22, a graduate of Mercer Island High School, finished in third place in the men’s race at the 2009 Seattle… Continue reading

Natalie Marr

Girl Scout helps Islanders prepare for winter storms and emergencies

Natalie Marr wants families to be prepared this winter.As a Girl Scout, the Mercer Island High School senior has learned the value of being prepared… Continue reading

Natalie Marr

Eastside school districts lock fields

In October, the Mercer Island School District announced that it would begin locking Islander Stadium for security reasons next year. Members of the public who… Continue reading

Mercer Islanders celebrate soccer at MLS Cup 2009

Members of the Mercer Island community and Mercer Island High School marching band celebrated the end of the 2009 Major League Soccer season by attending… Continue reading

City ends third quarter in good financial shape

The city published its 2009 third quarter financial report last week, showing that revenue and expenditure numbers were on target for the year. The third… Continue reading