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A flower pot outside the Mercer building is part of “Color MI Beautiful

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  • Jun 17, 2008
A flower pot outside the Mercer building is part of “Color MI Beautiful

Events

Third Thursday Community Art Walk: 5:30-8 p.m., June 19, MI Town Center. Look for orange balloons. Theme: “Color MI Beautiful.”

  • Jun 17, 2008

School briefs

STAR FM honors West Mercer teacher

  • Jun 17, 2008

Third Thursday

Third Thursday

  • Jun 17, 2008
Ducklings swim and forage along the shoreline of Ellis Pond on Mercer Island
Ducklings swim and forage along the shoreline of Ellis Pond on Mercer Island

Calendar

“Walk to School Wednesday”: 8:30-9 a.m., June 11, Island Park Elementary School. Join walking and biking groups to walk, bike or bus to school. Marlo Isaac, 232-8858.

  • Jun 10, 2008

Pet brief

Animal shelters and rescue groups will bring hundreds of dogs and cats from all over the state to King County’s Kent Animal Shelter on Saturday, June 21 for the region’s third annual Super Pet Adopt-a-thon.

  • Jun 10, 2008
The thrill of Friday night bicycle races on the banked oval track of the Group Health Velodrome has returned to Marymoor Park. Up to nine races are held each night. Friday night racing lasts through Sept. 12

Round and round they go

The thrill of Friday night bicycle races on the banked oval track of the Group Health Velodrome has returned to King County’s Marymoor Park.

  • Jun 10, 2008
The thrill of Friday night bicycle races on the banked oval track of the Group Health Velodrome has returned to Marymoor Park. Up to nine races are held each night. Friday night racing lasts through Sept. 12
Hannah Choi smiles as she wraps her arms around a friend.
Hannah Choi smiles as she wraps her arms around a friend.
Class speaker John O’Meara calls for applause during the graduation ceremony.
Class speaker John O’Meara calls for applause during the graduation ceremony.

This Week

Wetlands restoration work, sponsored by Friends of Luther Burbank Park, is between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. this Saturday, June 14. Meet at the north parking lot at Luther Burbank. Wear weather-appropriate clothes. Tools and brownies supplied. Questions: call 232-7402.

  • Jun 10, 2008
A display for Older Americans Month at the Mercer Island library shows changes in technology over the years.

Fifty Island seniors ‘speak out’

The Mercer Island Senior Commission entertained ideas from post-55-year-olds on May 30 about what is needed in this community for them.

  • Jun 4, 2008
A display for Older Americans Month at the Mercer Island library shows changes in technology over the years.
A bee approaches the flowers of a rhododendron in the 8900 block of SE 56th Street in the Parkwood neighborhood.
A bee approaches the flowers of a rhododendron in the 8900 block of SE 56th Street in the Parkwood neighborhood.

Calendar

Pioneer Park Forest Restoration: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., June 7. Join EarthCorps, MI Parks and Rec. Tools, gloves, training provided. Sign up: www.earthcorps.org.

  • Jun 3, 2008
The Island Children’s Choir will perform their annual spring concert
The Island Children’s Choir will perform their annual spring concert

Island briefs

On April 23, three young women from Mercer Island High School — Michele Zemplenyi, Ladan Mozaffarian and Tamara Babenko — were honored by the American Association of University Women for their academic success in math, science or technology. The students were distinguished before the organization, a national group that promotes education and equity for all women and girls.

  • Jun 3, 2008

Islanders honored

The Mercer Island Republican Women are proud to honor Sean Perryman with the 11th annual Lincoln Award. Perryman will receive a $1,000 college scholarship and “Words Lincoln Lived By,” a book about Lincoln. His name will be posted on the Lincoln Award Plaque at Mercer Island High School, and he will be recognized at the high school’s Awards Breakfast on June 6. Perryman’s winning essay, titled “The Separation of Church and State,” addresses religious liberty as intended by the founders as opposed to the more recent reinterpretation of Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury Church.

  • Jun 3, 2008

City briefs

Mercer Island Women’s Club is pleased to announce that the club raised over $13,000 this year for local charities. While the Mercer Island Women’s Club is primarily a social club, it also raises money to be donated to local charities voted upon by its 350 members. During the course of the year, the club holds several fundraisers including a Holiday Bazaar and auction, raffles, luncheons and wreath sales. After tallying this year’s votes, Civic Projects chairs Carolyn Holm and Helen Hitchcock announced the following grants:

  • Jun 3, 2008

Police

A former employee of a Town Center business is suspected of opening several credit accounts under the company’s name, getting cash advances with the credit cards and using company funds to make the payments on the cards between Feb. 1 and May 1. The suspect, an Islander, has fled to Thailand.

  • Jun 3, 2008

Traffic alert

Road closures near the high school began last week as Puget Sound Energy is relocating power poles in preparation for the city’s S.E. 40th Street Corridor Improvements Project starting in summer 2008.

  • Jun 3, 2008