13 Island Links for October

November 6, 2016 | by Denise Thomas

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Mercer Island Joel McHale makes quite an appearance at Island Books.

Here are 13 interesting links for the month of October – all Mercer Island news and notes from around the web. Enjoy!

Islanders in the News
Mercer Island native, Joel McHale, returned to his hometown for a book signing at Island Books.  He made quite the entrance. (Mercer Island Reporter / Facebook video above viewed 50,000+ times)

McHale is set to star in new CBS comedy, The Great Indoors. (The Seattle Times)

Mercer Island High School senior Adam Tucker achieved not one but two perfect scores on his AP Calculus and AP Microeconomics exams. (King5.com)

Islander Peggy Sullivan operates Seattle’s oldest urban winery. (Mercer Island Reporter)

The MIHS Boys tennis team are the Class 3A KingCo champions. A tradition continues! (Mercer Island Reporter)

The MIHS Girls volleyball team has clinched the 2A/3A KingCo league title. Way to go, Islanders! (Mercer Island Reporter)

Around the Island
The City of Mercer Island just launched a new Emergency Alert System (be sure to sign up!). (City of Mercer Island)
Mercer Island Reporter article looks back at the island’s grocery store history.

The Mercer Island Food Pantry will be offering healthier options, including leaner proteins and fresh fruits and vegetables. (City of Mercer Island)

Mercer Island ranks among the nation’s top 150 most expensive neighborhoods. (Puget Sound Business Journal)

Mercer Island Schools
Ty Bergstrom becames Mercer Island School District’s Director of Finance and Chief Financial officer.  (Mercer Island School District)

Mercer Island celebrated the new building at Islander Middle School with an open house and dedication ceremony.  (Mercer Island Reporter)

City of Mercer Island to consider a biker short ban. (Mercer Island Distorter)