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Currently occupied by the Island’s Boys and Girls Cl

currently occupied by the Island’s Boys and Girls Club. While the club plans to redevelop the property into a youth sports facility, Flash hopes part of the school facade can be preserved.

  • Apr 30, 2008

That if they don’t do the work, they won’t graduat

that if they don’t do the work, they won’t graduate,” said MIHS teacher Patricia Malatesta.

  • Apr 30, 2008
Pedestrians walk through a temporary sidewalk tunnel along the 7800 Central construction project on Mercer Island.

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National Day of Prayer Community Observance: 6 a.m.-9 p.m., May 1, Mercer Island Covenant Church, 3200 78th Ave. S.E. Evening prayer service: 7:30-9 p.m. Community members are invited to contribute a prayer, song, Scripture reading or insight from the Bible.

  • Apr 29, 2008
Pedestrians walk through a temporary sidewalk tunnel along the 7800 Central construction project on Mercer Island.
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The U-60 Miss Thriftway

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Spring Fiction Book Sale: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., April 25; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., April 26; 1-5 p.m., April 27, Mercer Island Library. Paperbacks, hardbacks, children’s books for sale. 236-3537.

  • Apr 23, 2008
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Island’s week in pictures

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  • Apr 23, 2008
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The Mercer Island High School jazz and wind ensembles took their music to China’s Great Wall over spring break.

Musicians return from ‘epic’ trip to China

As if its ambitious marching band, musical excellence, Island-wide popularity, and sheer size weren’t enough, the Mercer Island High School band can now add international acclaim to its list of accomplishments. Traveling is nothing new for this band; In 2006, it was the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., and last year it was the Monday Night Football half-time show at Qwest Stadium and a band exchange with Pasco High School in the Tri-Cities. This year, however, the band ventured far outside of the boundaries of the lower 48. This year, it was China.

  • Apr 23, 2008
The Mercer Island High School jazz and wind ensembles took their music to China’s Great Wall over spring break.
Tess Eberts

Rotary Islanders of the month

The Rotary Islanders of the month are Mercer Island High School students Tess Eberts and Alexander Faith.

  • Apr 15, 2008
Tess Eberts
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  • Apr 15, 2008
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Real Parenting Town Hall Meeting: “Keeping Our Kids on Track and Preparing for the High School Years,” 7-8:30 p.m., April 16, Islander Middle School. Discuss parenting strategies for preventing teen alcohol/drug abuse with a panel of Mercer Island parents. Cynthia Goodwin, cindy.goodwin@mercergov.org.

  • Apr 15, 2008
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City briefs

The City of Mercer Island is currently seeking comments for the 2009-2014 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). The plan covers roadway, pedestrian, bicycle and other transportation projects set for the six-year period beginning in 2009.

  • Apr 15, 2008

Police

A car full of teenagers — one of them an Islander — nearly ran over a police officer while driving recklessly in the 6600 block of S.E. 30th Street around 1:45 a.m. on April 12. Moments later, the driver was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and the three passengers, all under 21, were arrested for being minors in possession. Police also confiscated a fraudulent Arizona driver’s license from one of the teens.

  • Apr 15, 2008
Islander Middle School eighth-grader Stevie Reiff has studied dance since age 2.

Three take state honors in PTA arts contest

Three Mercer Island students have been recognized in the 2007-2008 Washington State Reflections competition. Islander Middle School eighth-grader Stevie Reiff, seventh-grader Christina Sun, and West Mercer second-grader Zack Gottesman received distinguishing awards. The theme of this year’s PTA-organized art contest was “I Can Make a Difference By...”

  • Apr 15, 2008
Islander Middle School eighth-grader Stevie Reiff has studied dance since age 2.
This fanciful toy at the Judaica shop at Herzl-Ner Tamid illustrates the tale of Chad Gadya

Chad Gadya

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  • Apr 15, 2008
This fanciful toy at the Judaica shop at Herzl-Ner Tamid illustrates the tale of Chad Gadya

This Week

The city is holding a drop-in meeting tonight, April 16, at the Community Center at Mercer View between 7 and 9 p.m. about the effectiveness of temporary improvements at the intersection of Island Crest Way and Merrimount Drive. For more information, please visit the project Web page, www.mercergov.org/ICWMerrimount.

  • Apr 15, 2008

Officers of the Year

About 50 family members, police officers and firefighters honored and recognized the best of the Island’s police department last Wednesday, which named its three Officers of the Year.

  • Apr 9, 2008
Marilyn Howard
Marilyn Howard

This Week

Safely dispose of old equipment and household items that have been cluttering your basement or garage. Bring your items between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the Mercer Island Boat Launch at 3600 East Mercer Way. For a complete list of acceptable items to bring, go to www.mercergov.org.

  • Apr 8, 2008
A cormorant perched on a piling watches a boat wake pass in the public swim area at Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island
A cormorant perched on a piling watches a boat wake pass in the public swim area at Luther Burbank Park on Mercer Island