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Beyond Oil: Transforming Transportation Conference: Sept. 4-5, Microsoft Executive Center, 16070 N.E. 34th Way, Redmond. Annual TransTech Conference, National Demonstration Project. Registration required. $35/Thurs., $65/Fri.; $95/both days. Mollie Tschida, (206) 292-0401 ext. 111. www.cascadiaproject.org.
Parks measures to go before Island voters
Chamber lunch to feature Children’s Hospital leader
Tom and Kathleen May celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 9, 2008, after Mr. May’s milestone of turning 75 on Aug. 8.
Farmers Market Cooking
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.
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.
Dr. Paul W. Knoll, dearest husband and father, died peacefully at his home in Mukilteo, Wash., surrounded by his family on Aug. 5, after a courageous battle with cancer.
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.
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.