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Issaquah resident Daniel F. McAllaster receives his French Legion of Honor Medal from the Consul General of France in San Francisco, Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens at the Museum of Flight on May 10. Courtesy photo of the Consular Agency of France in Seattle
                                The U.S. Veterans were awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal at the Museum of Seattle on May 10. Courtesy photo of the Consular Agency of France in Seattle

Eastside Veterans awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal

Daniel F. McAllaster and Richard A. Nelms awarded for their service in France during WWII

  • May 19, 2019

 

Marion (left) and James Burtt of Mercer Island. Courtesy photo
                                Courtesy photo 
                                Marion (left) and James Burtt of Mercer Island.

50 years together

The Burtts celebrate anniversary

  • May 16, 2019

 

Nityia Photography

Take time to feel the emotions, don’t avoid them | Health column

A monthly column about mindfulness meditation and wellbeing.

  • May 6, 2019

 

Mercer Island High School students and chaperones at the entrance of the Château de Ripaille in France. Courtesy photo of City of Thonon website

Mercer Island High School students return from France

Twenty-six students participated in a student exchange to Thonon-les-Bains, France from April 5 - 15.

  • May 3, 2019
Mercer Island High School students and chaperones at the entrance of the Château de Ripaille in France. Courtesy photo of City of Thonon website
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island High School
                                Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare’s wittiest characters, have sworn off love. Hero and Claudio have jumped into love. The Mercer Island High School drama department is performing “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare for its spring production. Performances began on April 25 and will also be at 7 p.m., May 2 to 4. Presale tickets are $10 or $15 at the door. Seniors are $5. A pay-what-you-can performance will be held at 2p.m. on May 4. Tickets can be purchased from members of the cast or online at mercerislandschools.org/drama.

Love is in the air

Spring production at Mercer Island High School

  • May 2, 2019
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island High School
                                Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare’s wittiest characters, have sworn off love. Hero and Claudio have jumped into love. The Mercer Island High School drama department is performing “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare for its spring production. Performances began on April 25 and will also be at 7 p.m., May 2 to 4. Presale tickets are $10 or $15 at the door. Seniors are $5. A pay-what-you-can performance will be held at 2p.m. on May 4. Tickets can be purchased from members of the cast or online at mercerislandschools.org/drama.
photo: Daian Gan

First Friday art walk May 3

Artists Barbara Bouman Jay and Scott Gibson will be on hand for an exhibit opening.

  • May 2, 2019
photo: Daian Gan

Six Mercer Island teams qualify for Global Finals

Destination Imagination teams update

  • Apr 30, 2019

Record number of Mercer Island teams qualify for Destination Imagination state event

Fourteen (14) Mercer Island teams qualified for the state Destination Imagination (DI) tournament by placing at recent regional events. The state tournament was in Kennewick… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019

Mercer Island Preschool Association’s Circus will return on April 27

Activities include bounce houses, face painting and of course, a dunk tank.

  • Apr 17, 2019

Students embark

Exchange program underway for Island, sister city.

  • Apr 14, 2019
125 sack lunches were to the Safe Parking Program at the Lake Washington Methodist Church, Sophia Way, The Together Center, and to the residents of Camp Unity and Safe Parking at St. Jude’s. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

St. Jude’s Service Day Program helps combat poverty

The annual service day helps organizations who help Eastside communities experiencing poverty and abuse.

125 sack lunches were to the Safe Parking Program at the Lake Washington Methodist Church, Sophia Way, The Together Center, and to the residents of Camp Unity and Safe Parking at St. Jude’s. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Libraries are places of connection and community pride | Library column

Written by Lisa Rosenblum, the director of the King County Library System.

  • Apr 13, 2019

Mercer Islanders make pilgrimage to Israel

Chaplain Greg Asimakoupoulos and two Covenant Shores residents over 90 years old made the trip.

  • Apr 12, 2019
Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo 
                                Tom Kofler helps build the tiny house at Mercer Island United Methodist Church.

A response to homelessness: United Methodist Church builds a Tiny House for the homeless

The church will build the Tiny House during the month of April.

Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo 
                                Tom Kofler helps build the tiny house at Mercer Island United Methodist Church.
Photo by Rita Moore

Native plant sale is April 26-27

Volunteers needed for multiple shifts.

  • Apr 5, 2019
Photo by Rita Moore

First Friday art and wine event is April 5

The reception will also celebrate the third anniversary of the SZ Gallery.

  • Apr 4, 2019

Mercer Island Half brings out runners, volunteers

Thousands of racers and hundreds of volunteers came together to make the 47th annual event happen.

Caruccios are Mercer Island’s 2018 Citizens of the Year

‘The breadth and depth of their support for the people and the culture on this Island is commendable.’

Student petition causes two Mercer Island businesses to ditch Styrofoam

The Lakeridge student green team urged restaurants to switch to recyclable to-go containers.

  • Apr 2, 2019
Photo by Meg Lippert 
                                Volunteers prepare for planting native species from King County Conservation District in the Mercerdale Park Native Plant Garden. From left, Patrick Daugherty, George and Roberta Lewandowski, Rita Moore and Al Lippert.

Native plant garden work party volunteers welcome

Group inviting residents to get involved in future work parties.

  • Mar 31, 2019
Photo by Meg Lippert 
                                Volunteers prepare for planting native species from King County Conservation District in the Mercerdale Park Native Plant Garden. From left, Patrick Daugherty, George and Roberta Lewandowski, Rita Moore and Al Lippert.