5 Island Links for December

December 29, 2015 | by Erin Sirianni

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Image courtesy NWMLS/Cynthia Schoonmaker, Windermere Real Estate
Image courtesy NWMLS/Cynthia Schoonmaker, Windermere Real EstatAs 2015 comes to a close, here are the five interesting links for the month of December – all Mercer Island-related news and notes from around the web. Enjoy!

Thirteen-year-old Islander Lilly James recently donated $5000 to medics who saved her after a boating accident when she was six. Curious about what happened? The Seattle Times told the story of the accident and Lilly’s survival (warning: it’s a tearjerker). [Kiro TV / The Seattle Times]

  1. A Mercer Island High School team’s state championship was included in King 5’s “Top 10 high school sports moments of 2015.” Can you guess which one? [King 5]
  2. There’s nothing like a good old Mercer Island murder mystery. In 1886, two men were shot and killed as they were rowing a boat near the southern point of Mercer Island. Despite a suspect’s involvement in a land dispute with one of the men, he was never convicted of the crime. Eastside historian Tom Hitzroth has re-examined the case and will share his findings. [Redmond Reporter]
  3. New on the market! A Mercer Island lakefront home previously owned by Mike Holmgren, who coached the Seahawks from 1999 to 2008. Buy it for a “brush with Seattle sports history” and more. [Seattle PI]
  4. Is your Christmas tree shedding its pine needles?  The Mercer Island Lacrosse team has just started its annual “Christmas Tree Pick-Up” fundraiser.  Schedule a pick-up and support the team. [Mercer Island Lacrosse website]