Maximos Sting Reh was born on June 7, 2008 to Mitchell Sting Reh and Holly Littlefield, of Preston, Wash. He is the first great-grandson of Donald and Roberta Stewart, who live on Mercer Island. His grandmother is Ellen Reh, DDS, a Mercer Island High School graduate; and his great-great grandmother is Theda Corser, of Issaquah, Wash.
SR-520 Tolling Open Houses: 5-7:30 p.m.; Aug. 6, Bellevue City Hall; Aug. 7, Kirkland Performance Ctr., Kirkland; 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.
About six months ago, the Mercer Island Clergy Association was holding meetings with representatives from Tent City 4 as plans were being developed to welcome the homeless shelter on Mercer Island. As information was shared about the specifics of the encampment, I noticed one of the women, a resident of Tent City, writing a two-page list, which she then handed to me. The titles of the lists were “Needs List Personal” and “Needs List Kitchen.” There were over 25 items on each list — items that she identified as most commonly lacking in the Tent City camp. I tucked these lists in my folder and now see the reason why.
Two separate road construction projects began this week and several lane closures and delays should be expected. Improvements along S.E. 40th Street between Island Crest Way and 86th Avenue S.E. started on Monday and a resurfacing project along North Mercer Way is scheduled to begin today.
Come and find a variety of edibles from farm-fresh fruits to specialty cheeses and delicious breads at the Mercer Island Farmers Market this weekend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. along S.E. 32nd Street at Mercerdale Park.
Bats in King County can have rabies, as a local couple recently learned when a bat that they found in their house tested positive for rabies. Because they were not sure whether the bat had scratched or bitten them while they were sleeping, they received post-exposure treatment, which is 100 percent effective if given promptly. Without treatment, rabies is almost always fatal once symptoms begin. Since the beginning of 2008 in King County, 22 people have been treated for exposure to potentially rabid bats, and two of the bats tested positive for rabies.