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Hundreds of Mercer Island band students in grades 5 through 12 performed in the annual All Island Band Night

Hundreds of Islander students perform at All Island Band Night | Slideshow

The annual Mercer Island event took place during halftime of Mercer Island's football game against Lake Washington Oct. 21 at MIHS.

Hundreds of Mercer Island band students in grades 5 through 12 performed in the annual All Island Band Night
Hundreds of Mercer Island band students in grades 5 through 12 performed in the annual All Island Band Night

Hundreds of Islander students perform at All Island Band Night | Slideshow

The annual Mercer Island event took place during halftime of Mercer Island's football game against Lake Washington Oct. 21 at MIHS.

Hundreds of Mercer Island band students in grades 5 through 12 performed in the annual All Island Band Night
Islander Middle School co-principals Mary Jo Budzius and Aaron Miller and assistant principal Tara Stone cut the ribbon at the school’s dedication on Oct. 1.

Community dedicates another Mercer Island school

The community dedication and open house for the new commons, gymnasium, library and classrooms at Islander Middle School was held Saturday, Oct. 1 at the school.

Islander Middle School co-principals Mary Jo Budzius and Aaron Miller and assistant principal Tara Stone cut the ribbon at the school’s dedication on Oct. 1.

Yuasa brothers reach medal stand at national Judo tournaments

Islanders Taylan and Tegan Yuasa recently competed at the USA Judo Junior Olympics, which took place June 24-26 in Irving, Texas, as well as the United States Judo Federation national championships July 2 and 3 at University of California, Irvine.

A Lego model

Mercer Island Center for the Arts unveils ‘Brick by Brick’ program

MICA partnered with Lego artist Alice Finch and Eagle Scout candidate Connor Hill for its summer 2016 programs.

A Lego model
Visitors explore Northwood Elementary’s courtyard at the school's open house on Saturday.

New Northwood Elementary opens doors | Photos

Northwood Elementary — the first new school building constructed on Mercer Island in more than 50 years — was dedicated on Saturday at a festive open house attended by hundreds of community members.

Visitors explore Northwood Elementary’s courtyard at the school's open house on Saturday.
News for the City of Mercer Island.

Mercer Island joins Eastside effort to combat racism

City to host “Reject the Rags of Racism and Live into the Riches of Diversity" event on April 13.

News for the City of Mercer Island.
East Mercer Way shoulder improvement projects continue. This photo was taken in 2013.

Two East Mercer Way projects under construction

Expect brief delays in the 6600 block to Southeast 71st Street during work hours.

East Mercer Way shoulder improvement projects continue. This photo was taken in 2013.

JayMarc to host design preview for new First Hill homes

Open house will be held on March 16 at the Community Center.

Mercer Island Police Blotter.

Unlocked cars, lockers prowled | Mercer Island Police Blotter

The blotter consists of officers’ accounts of crimes and other incidents in Mercer Island. Persons arrested are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Mercer Island Police Blotter.
News for the City of Mercer Island.

Another pizza place may come to Town Center | City briefs

Biennial citizen survey delayed; Sustainability fair scheduled.

News for the City of Mercer Island.
The recently approved long plat for the Trellis development will add 18 housing units to Mercer Island.

Mercer Island City Council approves 34 new housing units

Trellis and Coval final long plats received unanimous approval at the last meeting.

The recently approved long plat for the Trellis development will add 18 housing units to Mercer Island.
Mercer Island police officers Greg Levinson

MIPD participates in Polar Plunge

Local teams jump into chilly water to raise money for Special Olympics Washington.

Mercer Island police officers Greg Levinson
King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (or K4C)

County, Mercer Island, partners win National Climate Leadership Award

The award was given to K4C for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and confronting climate change.

King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (or K4C)

Blowdowns cause road closures

City, school district encourage safe and alert driving.

Plan for another eastbound I-90 closure this weekend.

Eastbound I-90 will close this weekend

Traffic will be funneled to center lanes from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Plan for another eastbound I-90 closure this weekend.
News for the City of Mercer Island.

Second Town Center hearing is March 9 | City briefs

Council outlines 2016 work plan; Mercer Island to contribute to ARCH funding.

News for the City of Mercer Island.
Members of the Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks gather in Mercerdale

Mercer Island parks petition kick-off is Saturday

Group needs 3,000 signatures by the end of May to get its initiative on the November ballot.

Members of the Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks gather in Mercerdale
Mercer Island Police Blotter.

Mercer Island police arrest arson suspect

Fire on SE 33rd Place was “intentionally started.”

Mercer Island Police Blotter.
Emmanuel Church will store the roof structure in the former Coval house until it can be repurposed for use in the planned Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA).

Coval pool house roof moved to Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Truss structure will be stored in church parking lot.

Emmanuel Church will store the roof structure in the former Coval house until it can be repurposed for use in the planned Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA).