Many Island homeowners were shocked when they opened their mailboxes last Friday to find that the assessed value of their…
A new police helicopter was rolled out on Thursday, a tri-county asset to fighting crime, searching for missing persons, and serving as a life-saving platform during a natural disaster or terrorist incident.
SR-520 Tolling Open Houses: 5-7:30 p.m.; Aug. 13, Community Center at Mercer View, Mercer Island. Learn about tolling options. 520 Tolling Implementation Committee seeks public input by Aug. 31. www.build520.org.
Teen volunteer Inbal Levin, center, braids Challah dough with Yochanon Plotke, right, during the Friendship Circle Camp at Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation on Mercer Island, Friday, Aug. 8. The Friendship Circle, an organization dedicated to helping families with children who have special needs, offers the opportunity for special-needs children to interact with teens through various creative activities.
On Aug. 4, the Mercer Island City Council approved Ordinances No. 08-07 and 08-08 to submit Proposition No. 1: General Obligation Parks and Open Space Bonds, and Proposition No. 2: Levy for Park Operations and Maintenance, to King County Elections for inclusion on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot.
Next year, Seattle will become one of the first major American cities to discourage the use of paper and plastic shopping bags. On July 28, the Seattle City Council voted 6-1 to institute a 20-cent fee for the use of paper and plastic bags at grocery, drug and convenience stores. Although the measure only applies to Seattle merchants, eco-conscious Island shoppers are jumping on the bandwagon as well.
Islander Lori Langston gathers a bouquet of sunflowers at the Mercer Island Farmers Market on its opening day, Aug. 10. More market photos can be viewed on page A9 in the current issue of the Mercer Island Reporter.
After several weeks of controversy and a day in court, Tent City 4 was scheduled to move into the parking lot of the Mercer Island United Methodist Church on S.E. 24th Street yesterday, after Reporter press time.
Thollem Mcdonas, world pianist, composer and improviser, will play a special concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The Mercer Island community is invited to attend.