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Island Crest Way and Merrimount intersection: Drop-in meeting

The city is holding a drop-in meeting tonight, April 16, at the Community Center at Mercer View to review the revisions made on Island Crest Way at the intersection of Merrimount Drive and S.E. 44th Street. Island citizens are encouraged to come anytime between 7 and 9 p.m.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Asst. city manager Lindell is fired

Assistant city manager and former city attorney, Londi Lindell has been let go. She is the second high profile employee to leave the city in the last two months.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Permit for PEAK appealed

Islanders for Common Sense, the group of residents opposing the proposed Boys and Girls Club PEAK project, have appealed the city’s recent approval of a conditional use permit.

  • Sep 9, 2008

This Week

Robert Bostwick, a former student at the long defunct Luther Burbank Boys School, will speak at the Mercer Island Historical Society meeting at 1 p.m., April 21, in the Community Center at Mercer View. Call 236-3274 or go to www.mihistory.org for information.

  • Sep 9, 2008

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  • Sep 9, 2008

City Briefs

Mercer Island’s state senator, Brian Weinstein, announced last week that he joined the law firm of Bergman & Frockt as senior counsel. Weinstein just finished the fourth year of his first and only term in the state Senate. Weinstein will not seek re-election this fall, and current Island representative Fred Jarrett is running for the open seat.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby Saturday

Cub Scouts will be competing in the Annual Cascade District Pinewood Derby on Saturday, April 26, at Chevrolet Cadillac Hummer of Bellevue. Between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Cub Scouts from packs within the Cascade District will be racing home-built model racing cars on a special track. Pinewood Derby cars are cut from a block of wood according to strict rules and propelled by gravity. Any Cub Scout in uniform can participate. This year, a new division has been added for siblings and parents of Cub Scouts. Trophies and medals will be awarded in several divisions of competitors. For information, e-mail ebucu@seattlebsa.org or call (206) 902-2340.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Car thefts are down, thanks to new laws

Brock Haskins loved to steal cars and had a special taste for Ford pickup trucks. He would spray down the interiors with WD-40 to eliminate any finger prints, then steal the lights, the seats, or whatever he could lay his hands on.

  • Sep 9, 2008

History lesson

One-time citizen of the year and senior games champion Phil Flash, received high honors last week for his long-time involvement with the Mercer Island Historical Society.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Seniors behind on grad. project

As of this week, nearly 150 Mercer Island High School seniors are not meeting deadline for their senior culminating project. If they do not get their work completed by May 19, it could be a “cozy graduation” for the class of 2008 — sans one-third of the students.

  • Sep 9, 2008

This Week

On Sunday, May 4, the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center will commemorate Yom Hashoah (Day of Holocaust Remembrance) with a communitywide interfaith event. A short memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. at the site of the Holocaust Memorial at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Expelled student gets deferred prosecution for bomb threat

The Mercer Island High School student arrested for her involvement in a bomb-threat hoax in late February pled guilty last week. If she completes all of her court requirements, she will not be prosecuted.

  • Sep 9, 2008

City employee finds $100,000 PSE billing error

A city maintenance employee recently discovered some errant double billing by Puget Sound Energy for street lighting in the Town Center. As a result, PSE refunded the city $108,763 for six years of service.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Lakeridge moms, new legislation draw attention to food allergies in kids

MISD allergy precautions currently in place:- Student medications (EpiPens/Benadryl) sent on field trips.- Staff and teachers trained on food allergies, symptoms and how to administer… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2008

South Island Crest Way trail on hold

They say good things come to those who wait. And residents at the southern end of Island Crest Way will have to wait for their ideal meandering trail — if they get it at all.

  • Sep 9, 2008

More than water needed

The city is moving forward with the development of an emergency well facility at Rotary Park. Last Monday, the City Council approved funding to design a structure to house a pumping facility with a storage tank.

  • Sep 9, 2008

D.A.R.E. officer to lead city emergency preparedness planning

D.A.R.E. officer Jennifer Franklin has been named as the city’s new emergency preparedness officer and will begin her duties after her last D.A.R.E. class graduates in June.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Solar power could save the world

What do you call two days straight of rain in western Washington? A weekend!

  • Sep 9, 2008

Dennis Chong, M.D., is new Regence chief medical officer

Dennis Chong, M.D., has been named as Regence chief medical officer. Chong is now in charge of pharmacy services and the subsidiary RegenceRx, in addition to leading clinical policy and programs, and quality medical management for the Health Care Services division that serves all four Regence health plans.

  • Sep 9, 2008