15 Island Links for September

October 2, 2016 | by Denise Thomas

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Mercer Island High School marching band during the annual Homecoming Parade on September 23, 2016

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

Islanders in the News
Six-year-old Islander Tristan Schwiethale was recognized for his passion and commitment for recycling and volunteerism with a Mercer Island Farmers Market “Market Cultivator” award. [Mercer Island Farmers Market]

Two Islanders celebrated their centennial birthdays – on the same day!  [Mercer Island Reporter]

Mercer Island sisters, Anantika and Aditi Mannby, showed off their inventions at an event at EMP. [King 5]

Ten MIHS Seniors were named as National Merit Scholarship finalists.  [Mercer Island School District]

Rep. Tana Senn was honored with a City Champion Award by the Association of Washington Cities. [Mercer Island Reporter]

Mercer Island father and son, Jaden and Jary Krauser, summited Mount Kiliminjaro.  [Mercer Island Reporter]

Island resident Carter Harrington, and his daughter Chelsea, completed a 152-mile bike ride around Mt. Rainier.  [Mercer Island Reporter]

Civic News
King 5 covered Mercer Island’s efforts to maintain access to the I-90 HOV lanes, following the Federal Highway Administration’s contradictory letter calling the practice illegal. The Mercer Island Reporter has also been following ongoing negotiations and community meetings about Islander’s transportation options.

Around the Island
The Puget Sound Business Journal is looking forward to the opening of New Seasons Market on Mercer Island. [PSBJ]

A new flower shop, Anthophiles, opened its doors on Mercer Island. [Mercer Island Reporter]

Mercer Island Police Department recovered a wedding ring dropped into Lake Washington.  [Mercer Island Reporter]

The Mercer Island School District and the King County Library System partnered to expand online resources available to students.  [Mercer Island School District]

The paving on Island Crest Way finished early and under budget. [City of Mercer Island]

Island residents expressed disbelief about the under-budget, on-time completion of the paving on Island Crest Way. [Mercer Island Distorter]