15 Island Links for November

December 4, 2016 | by Erin Sirianni

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Here are 15 interesting links for the month of November – all Mercer Island news and notes from around the web. Enjoy!

Islanders in the News
The Chicago Cubs’ biggest fan doesn’t live in Chicago. He lives right here on Mercer Island, though he did travel to Wrigley to see the history-making Chicago Cubs World Series win. [Puget Sound Business Journal]

Islander and Vietnam veteran John Naye discusses the Eleven-Eleven Society’s annual Roanoke Inn gathering on Veteran’s Day with MyNorthwest.com. King 5 also spotlighted the veterans’ “decades-old tradition.” [King 5]

Occasional Island residents and retirees Michael and Debbie Campbell have written a book about their travel adventures and staying in Airbnbs around the globe.  [Mercer Island Reporter]

Around the Island
New Seasons opening wasn’t just big news for Mercer Island. The greater Seattle community took notice as well, noting “controversy, competition” and Seattle’s “granola war.”  [Puget Sound Business Journal, The Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine.]

Phat 12 Island Broiler has a new chef, Donte King. [Mercer Island Reporter]

Schools, Civic & Media News
Lakeridge Elementary launched new sustainable lunchroom efforts, including Meatless Mondays and Waste-Free Wednesdays. [Mercer Island Reporter]

The Mercer Island School District released its 2015-2016 annual report, outlining “points of pride” and 7 fundamentals for its 2020 Vision. [Mercer Island School District]

The Seattle Times Editorial Board published an editorial urging transportation officials to honor their longstanding agreements regarding Mercer Island residents’ access to I-90 as East Link is constructed. [The Seattle Times]

Mercer Island Reporter staff writer Katie Metzger and sports writer Joe Livarcik won state journalism awards for their local coverage. [Mercer Island Reporter]

Real Estate
Mercer Island’s newest apartment building, The Hadley, is now open. If you’re seeking a rental, don’t miss our Mercer Island rental guide.  [Mercer Island Reporter / My Mercer Island]

Mercer Island retailer introduces “food;” and the response is enthusiastic. [Mercer Island Distorter]