8 Island Links for April

May 1, 2016 | by Erin Sirianni

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Here are 8 interesting links for the month of April – all Mercer Island-related news and notes from around the web. Hope you enjoy!

  1. “I am going to ask you to ask you to care about a children’s theatre.” – The first line of an article in defense of the Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA), and specifically Youth Theatre Northwest. [The Stranger]
  2. In case you missed it, The Seattle Times also weighed in on our local community debate over MICA and its proposed location at Mercerdale Park. [The Seattle Times]
  3. Adding to our already robust plethora of local gyms and fitness boutiques, OrangeTheory Fitness will soon open in the Hadley apartment and condo building of Mercer Island’s Town Center. [Mercer Island Reporter]
  4. This “bright, bold” Mercer Island home renovation was featured by The Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine.
  5. This $9 million Mercer Island westside waterfront estate, complete with guest house, two ironwood docks, boathouse, and 130-feet no-bank waterfront, was featured in Patti Payne’s Cool Pads column. [Puget Sound Business Journal]
  6. The Mercer Island Schools Foundation ‘Breakfast of Champions’ raised $503,523 and enjoyed record attendance. [Mercer Island Reporter]
  7. The Mercer Island Library will be closed for a remodel starting May 9th; a temporary location will open in lower level of Holy Trinity Church starting May 11th. [Mercer Island Reporter]
  8. Mercer Island’s Central 77 apartment complex was sold in April for a little more than $96.3 million to the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association; rent payments at Central 77 will now help pay retired teachers’ pensions, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal.

What do you think was Mercer Island’s most interesting story of the month? Feel free to share in the comments!