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Thonon-les-Bains exhibit at Chamber through July 11

An art exhibit displaying views of Mercer Island’s sister city, Thonon-les-Bains, France, as well as daytrips from Thonon,  student exchanges and adult delegation trips between our cities is now on display through July 11 at the Mercer Island Chamber Art Gallery. The Chamber Art Gallery is located in the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce Office, 7605 SE 27th Street on Mercer Island and is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m..

For information about this exhibit, please contact co-sponsor representatives Kathy Erickson of the Mercer Island Sister City Association at 206-232-7622 or Terry Moreman of the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce at 206-232-3404.

SR 520 toll rates increase July 1

Remember that July 1, SR 520 Bridge toll rates increase. The increase is approximately 2.5 percent – about 5 to 10 cents for drivers with a Good To Go! pass.

You can see the new toll rates on our website.  And be sure to check out the blog post “Where do my toll dollars go?” at

Mercer Island Farmers Market update

The 2014 Mercer Island Farmers Market (MIFM) is thriving, thanks in part to support from Aljoya, the Mercer Island Community Fund, Mercer Island Women’s Club, Bennett’s, and Mindy’s Personal Fitness Training 50+.  Sponsors provide critical foundational support, allowing MIFM to help cover operational expenses, provide music and children’s activities and employ a part-time market manager.

Every Sunday from June through September, around 2200 people visit the Market, purchasing fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese, wine, pastries (including gluten-free) as well as prepared foods. Musical entertainment provides a lively backdrop as people shop, meet the farmers and connect with friends. Activities for children, a food tasting booth, and even a dog-sitting service can be found at the Market, as well.

MIFM is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, with an all-volunteer board. The board is continually seeking ways to enhance the MIFM experience for all, from the very young to our seniors.

There are 15 weeks left to purchase an ever-changing variety of produce and so much more. Hours are Sundays, 10 a.m, to 3 p.m.

For more, visit

Farmers’ Market Parking

Parking for the Farmers’ Market can be found at Farmers New Life Insurance on 77th Ave S.E.

The parking lot adjacent to Rite Aid that is shared by Best Pet Care, Studio 904, Phobulous and Hennie McPhennie is reserved for customers of those businesses. Please be respectful and do not park there while visiting the Farmers’ Market.

There is no parking at Evergreen Church between 10 a.m. and noon.



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