Opinion

Residents should not pay price of cell tower impacts | Letter

Residents should not pay price of cell tower impacts | Letter

We are writing about a decision that the Mercer Island City Council has made to contract with Crown/T Mobile to install 38 additional cell phone… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2017
Residents should not pay price of cell tower impacts | Letter
Langley has history of political involvement | Letter

Langley has history of political involvement | Letter

With Mercer Island steeped in the diversity, tolerance and inclusion movement we have a unique opportunity this fall to continue that tradition. I’m not a… Continue reading

  • Aug 31, 2017
Langley has history of political involvement | Letter
Devoted to lifelong learning | Book Nook

Devoted to lifelong learning | Book Nook

Most of us who love libraries share a simple philosophy: Never stop learning. And why would we? The joy of learning, and the knowledge gained… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2017
Devoted to lifelong learning | Book Nook
Mercerdale Park: The struggle to resist urbanization | On History

Mercerdale Park: The struggle to resist urbanization | On History

By Ira Appelman Special to the Reporter Mercer Island sits between the first and fifth largest cities in the state, and is known for its… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017
Mercerdale Park: The struggle to resist urbanization | On History
Mercer Island superintendent seeks to meet community | Superintendent Note

Mercer Island superintendent seeks to meet community | Superintendent Note

Welcome to the 2017-18 school year! I am so excited and honored to serve our Island community as your new superintendent. Last week we welcomed… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017
Mercer Island superintendent seeks to meet community | Superintendent Note
Tackling cyberbulling | YFS Advice

Tackling cyberbulling | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, My husband and I were saddened to hear that our freshman high school daughter is being bullied on social media. She showed us… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017
Tackling cyberbulling | YFS Advice
Some cities buy new parkland; Mercer Island gives it away

Some cities buy new parkland; Mercer Island gives it away

While some cities are buying new parkland, our Mercer Island City Council members have pledged to give our precious public parkland away — to a… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2017
Some cities buy new parkland; Mercer Island gives it away
Kudos to our Mercer Island City Council | Letter

Kudos to our Mercer Island City Council | Letter

At the Aug. 7 City Council meeting, our council members saved $45,000 for the city by wisely deciding not to approve the re-striping of 77th… Continue reading

  • Aug 18, 2017
Kudos to our Mercer Island City Council | Letter
30 faces against 30 spaces on Mercer Island | Letter

30 faces against 30 spaces on Mercer Island | Letter

At the City Council meeting on Aug. 7, I read the following statement. It was signed by over 30 citizens of Mercer Island and included… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017
30 faces against 30 spaces on Mercer Island | Letter
Eric LaFontaine

Drive it like you stole it | Publisher’s Desk

Allow myself, to introduce myself. My name is Eric and I am the new Regional Publisher of Sound Publishing’s Eastside Media Group. I usually go… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017
Eric LaFontaine
Raising kind children | Island Forum

Raising kind children | Island Forum

As parents, we often strive to give our children the best in the hopes of providing them happiness and future success. In this high-achieving community,… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017
Raising kind children | Island Forum
MIHS students saved a piece of the earth — for all Mercer Islanders | On History

MIHS students saved a piece of the earth — for all Mercer Islanders | On History

By Meg Lippert When we moved to Mercer Island in 1995, long before curbside recycling and the national recycling movement, one of my regular stops… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2017
MIHS students saved a piece of the earth — for all Mercer Islanders | On History
Arts cement Mercer Island humanity through time | On Arts

Arts cement Mercer Island humanity through time | On Arts

By Sue Sherwood Forty-two years ago, visionary Islanders identified an important, unmet community need. Those citizens, with support of the city and community, volunteered their… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2017
Arts cement Mercer Island humanity through time | On Arts
How do parents approach body image with teens? | YFS Advice

How do parents approach body image with teens? | YFS Advice

Dear YFS, Our teen daughter scared us the other night when she started talking about body shaming and then complained about her own looks. We… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2017
How do parents approach body image with teens? | YFS Advice
Voters get chance to overturn property tax increase, bottled water tax | The Petri Dish

Voters get chance to overturn property tax increase, bottled water tax | The Petri Dish

Voters never got a chance to try to overturn new laws increasing the state property tax next year and imposing a sales tax on bottled… Continue reading

  • Aug 8, 2017
Voters get chance to overturn property tax increase, bottled water tax | The Petri Dish
The power of 12 | On Faith

The power of 12 | On Faith

It was 12 years ago this month our family moved to Mercer Island from Chicagoland. As I reflect on this 12th anniversary, I’ve realized the… Continue reading

  • Aug 3, 2017
The power of 12 | On Faith
A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in changing King County | Book Nook

A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in changing King County | Book Nook

Anyone who has visited the 48 libraries in the King County Library System, as I have done since becoming KCLS’ interim director, appreciates the breadth… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017
A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in changing King County | Book Nook
MICA’s website statement in question | Letter

MICA’s website statement in question | Letter

In the June 21 update on its website, Mercer Island Center for the Arts stated it is “committed to the enhancement and beauty of Mercerdale… Continue reading

  • Aug 2, 2017
MICA’s website statement in question | Letter
Community fund is cheering section for Island’s beloved institutions | Letter

Community fund is cheering section for Island’s beloved institutions | Letter

On behalf of the staff, board and the thousands of children Youth Theatre Northwest has served, I would like to thank The Mercer Island Community… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017
Community fund is cheering section for Island’s beloved institutions | Letter
Every child deserves a medical home | On Health

Every child deserves a medical home | On Health

The practice of primary care pediatrics has improved in many ways over the years, but the most important improvement for the health and well-being of… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017
Every child deserves a medical home | On Health