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Island Books patrons peruse the store in 2018. Photo courtesy Nancy Shawn

Island Books continues online-event offerings this month

A look at what the Mercer Island bookstore has planned for July.

Island Books patrons peruse the store in 2018. Photo courtesy Nancy Shawn
The Islander Middle School field was recently used as the meet-up point for a June 12 Black Lives Matter protest. Blake Peterson/staff photo

Islander Middle School field to be closed for renovations July 20-Aug. 31

The field’s synthetic turf is to be replaced; new coating, patching and painting will also be completed.

The Islander Middle School field was recently used as the meet-up point for a June 12 Black Lives Matter protest. Blake Peterson/staff photo
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Parks Department provides new update on closures, availability of amenities

The comprehensive update was published last week.

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Council chambers. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
                                Council chambers. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island

Boards, commission meetings resuming over Zoom

Starting July 8, board and commission meetings will be held remotely akin to the city council.

Council chambers. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
                                Council chambers. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
Sadie Davis-Suskind was a contestant on “MasterChef Junior” and is now a food columnist at the Seattle Times. Courtesy SJCC

‘MasterChef Junior’ contestant, Seattle Times columnist to give talk, cooking demonstration

The program, hosted over Zoom, is being put on by the SJCC.

Sadie Davis-Suskind was a contestant on “MasterChef Junior” and is now a food columnist at the Seattle Times. Courtesy SJCC
Shot from a previous Art UnCorked event. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Art UnCorked event postponed; new date September 2021

This year would have marked the seventh iteration of the big end-of-summer event.

Shot from a previous Art UnCorked event. Katie Metzger/staff photo
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Keyed car, swiped Amazon packages, stolen maintenance cart | Mercer Island police blotter

A sample from the most recent Mercer Island police log.

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Flier for the talk. Courtesy SJCC

Popular filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld to participate in SJCC-sanctioned author talk this month

Sonnenfeld will be in discussion with CNN anchor Holly Firfer July 9 over Zoom.

Flier for the talk. Courtesy SJCC
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City: ‘Safe and sane’ fireworks only allowed on Mercer Island July 4

Fireworks are never OK in city parks or on school district land, officials said in a recent release.

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East Mercer Way on-ramp to be tweaked as part of $1.2 million WSDOT ramp-meter project

Activation will be happening in late June and July.

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SJCC announces book club focusing on race, allyship

The first virtual meeting is set for July 7.

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Mary Wayte Pool reopens

Per state health guidelines, the reopening is coming with several operational adjustments.

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Superintendent addresses class of 2020, Juneteenth, upcoming school year in new update

In a letter shared June 19, the last day of the school year, Superintendent Donna Colosky congratulated the class of 2020, acknowledged the day as… Continue reading

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Car prowls, skateboard assault, bus stop fight | Police blotter

A sample from the most recent Mercer Island police blotter.

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Arden Clise. Photo courtesy Mercer Island Rotary Club

Rotary Club to host virtual-meeting etiquette program over Zoom June 23

The main speaker during the virtual event is Arden Clise, a business etiquette expert.

Arden Clise. Photo courtesy Mercer Island Rotary Club
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MISD shares tentative 2020-21 school year plans

Superintendent Donna Colosky shared details in a recent update posted on the district’s website.

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A map highlighting where pantry patrons should park to get assistance. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island

City announces food pantry hours change

The announcement comes after the pantry’s relocation.

A map highlighting where pantry patrons should park to get assistance. Photo courtesy city of Mercer Island
Students from MIHS’s International Entrepreneurship class. Photo courtesy Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce

WeLoveMI, Mercer Island High School class receive two awards for collaborative community work

The awards were given by the Mercer Island High School PTSA.

Students from MIHS’s International Entrepreneurship class. Photo courtesy Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce
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Online Sound Transit Bus/Rail Interchange open house set for June 8-19

Mercer Island residents should have recently received an announcement in the mail.

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