Tag Archives: MIHS

See the MIHS Band in London on Flickr

Congratulations to the Mercer Island high School band on their parade appearance in London this New Year’s.

Click the image for pictures on Flickr:

And click the video to see them on YouTube:


Several folks on the Island deserve them.

First, to the Mercer Island Schools Foundation and the PTA for raising $850,000. This more than makes up for the loss of funding by the state. Nice work bridging the gap!

Second, to Mercer Island Quarterback Jeff Lindquist who was named to the “Super 7” list, which means he gets to go to Hawaii and play with some Hall of Famers.

And to Kela Harrington of Islander Middle School, who made it to the 3rd round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which means she can probably spell inchoate and ersatz.

And finally, to the VFW Keewaydin Clubhouse, which got a $5,000 grant for preservation from Americans Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Go get that new roof!

Vintage Roadside on Flickr.

So Much Going On

It’s been a while since we visited the Mercer Island Bulletin Board. Youth Theater Northwest’s in the middle of a new show…

MIVAL has a new show every 3rd Thursday with an open house from 5 to 7 pm, and a Junior Art Show on July 10-11.

MIHS Tailgate June 12:

Island Children’s Choir is auditioning last Thursday and this Thursday:

In further age-oriented news, a tea to honor seniors on May 22:

And finally, Mercer Island Parent Ed has a couple of events coming up. From their Facebook page:

Raising Kids & Changing Today’s Drinking Culture – by Mercer Island Youth & Family Services. Discussion & forum on MI’s long term plan to prevent underage drinking & drug use. May 4th 7-9 pm, MI High School Commons.

New Psychology of Success: Carol Dweck Speaks. Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 7:00pm. MIHS (Tickets $10 at Island Books – buy early!)

Finally, “An event for yourself and your girlfriends! Mercer Wellness is hosting a Ladies Night of Indulgence on Thursday, May 13th from 5 to 9 p.m.” Benefiting YFS Food Pantry. More details.

Bulletin Board: Congrats to MIHS Athletes

Mercer Island High Women’s Basketball

The MIHS women’s team are the King County Champs. More in the Reporter.

Photo from 1998, jlilly on Flickr.

Yeshiva High Women’s Basketball

And congrats to the “613’s” of Yeshiva High School, who sent the first Jewish team to the state tournament. They forfeited thier last game, which was due to be played on a fast day, rather than risk playing without water. Gotta admire the dedication.

Mercer Island Mens’ Swimming

The MIHS Mens’ Swin team took its fifth straight state title. Dynasty-tastic!

Says the Seattle Times: Behind a sweep of all three relays, Mercer Island more than doubled the next closest Class 3A team’s score Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in another dominant display at the state meet.

Mercer Island Author Signing at Island Books

“Not all crazies live in condos, but ALL condos have crazies.” Mercer Island doesn’t have as many condos as the cities, but I bet we have our proportion of crazies. Diane Kinman, author of Condo Divas, Mercer Island resident, and owner of 6 condos over 20 years, will be at Island Books on March 7th at 3 p.m. for a signing.

Recycling Center to Close

The Recycling Center near Mercerdale will close on Feb. 28, or this Sunday. Apparently there’s no decision yet on what to do with the site.

Bulletin Board Update

After a holiday lull things are getting going again on the Island. Tonight at MIHS:

Also at MIHS, Evita:

The Boys and Girls Club is starting Little League:

and in more kid news, it’s Yes Schools Yes time. Vote yes.

Finally, Earthcorps is at it again. Jan 30 in Pioneer Park:

Christmas Decorations on Mercer Island

Holiday decorations are out. The Library’s doll houses are all dressed up:

The Library’s speller must have already been on vacation…

There are plenty of lights out, but I think overall the Island put on a more creative show at Halloween this year. Except for a couple of gems: the reliable crazy cool Christmas trees on 44th,

and a creative, 21-and-over holiday decoration I saw on my walk today:

Surely I’ve missed some great ones– send a tip to mercerisladnblogger@yahoo.com with the address and I’ll go check it out.

In the spirit of the season, here’s a short video on MIHS students, sponsored by the Rotary Club, giving away gifts (click to go to YouTube):

Finally, for when it’s all over, the City is offering holiday tree chipping from Dec 26 (if you’re really ready to get rid of that thing) all the way up to Jan. 10.

Mercer Island News Roundup

Fred Jarrett Tapped for King County #2

Glad to hear that Fred Jarrett will be an active player in the new King County Exec office as Dow Constantine’s #2. Jarrett was our pick back in the primary, and not only because he’s an Islander. He’s smart and an asset to the county. Good pick.

Mercer Island Girls Swimming Takes State Championship

Congratulations to the MIHS Girls Swim team, who won the 3A state championship. The Reporter uploaded some good photos of the meet on Flickr.

Baby Blogger Born

And in other news, this blog has been neglected for a couple of weeks as the Mercer Island Blogger had a baby. All of us are fine and healthy. Baby’s not blogging yet but stay tuned!