Island Links for July / August

August 13, 2017 | by Erin Sirianni

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Our monthly “Island Links” blog post is a curated list of the previous month’s most notable Mercer Island-related links from around the web.  Here are the latest links to catch our eye:

An investigation is ongoing after an armed robbery at Island Books; thankfully, no one was injured. Island Books published a blog post, Stronger Than Ever, about it, stating “Our hope is to let this be what it is: an isolated incident that will only bring our community closer together.” Want to support our beloved store? Drop them a note, or do a little extra shopping there! [Mercer Island Reporter]

King 5 spotlighted Mercer Island as one of “most vulnerable” cities, though among the “most prepared,” in the Pacific Northwest when disaster strikes.

Twenty-one firefighters and eight vehicles were called to the scene of a large Mercer Island house fire; no one was injured. [Mercer Island Reporter]

A Mercer Island woman had a terrifying ride down Island Crest Way when the gas pedal to her vehicle got stuck during acceleration. []

Get to know the new Mercer Island School District superintendent, Donna Colosky, with this interview in the Mercer Island Reporter.

The City of Mercer Island is having trouble keeping up with the costs of park space restoration and invasive species removal and will face a budget shortfall for maintenance next year. [Mercer Island Reporter]

Speaking of the City’s budget, City Manager Julie Underwood is recruiting volunteers to participate in a Financial Challenges Community Advisory Group. [Mercer Island Reporter]

The Mercer Island City Council unanimously appointed Salim Nice to fill the council vacancy left by Jeff Sanderson, who recently stepped down for “personal and business reasons.” Nice was running unopposed for City Council Position 2 in the upcoming general election. [Mercer Island Reporter]

Two Mercer Island residents came to the rescue to save twin boys from choking in separate incidents. Their mother shared her thanks in a letter published in the Mercer Island Reporter.

This Mercer Island Reporter obituary honors the life and local adventures of Keith V. Clarke, whose parents settled on Mercer Island in 1908.