Life

Mercer Island seniors sing from their songbooks in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Living at the Shores on July 17. Madeline Coats/staff photo

A monthly sing-a-long program uses music to support patients with memory loss

Music Mends Minds places emphasis on music therapy as a way to delay neurodegenerative dementia.

 

Discussing sustainable sustainability on the Island

A column on the importance of protecting the planet and how to go about doing that.

  • Jul 18, 2019

 

Dear YFS — How to address ‘lack of kindness’

Dear YFS is an advice column with reader submitted or posed questions from the Island.

  • Jul 14, 2019

 

Senior community gets new name, logo

The rebranding connects the community to its faith-based foundation.

  • Jul 7, 2019
Mike Woodsum of the Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust is the featured speaker for the Mercer Island Probus Club July meeting on Thursday, July 11. Courtesy photo

Greenway speaker at July 11 Probus Club meeting

Meeting date has changed for July; location has changed for summer meetings.

  • Jul 6, 2019
Mike Woodsum of the Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust is the featured speaker for the Mercer Island Probus Club July meeting on Thursday, July 11. Courtesy photo

Celebrating the Fourth on the Eastside

Americans all over the country including the Eastside region will gather on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. The Fourth of July commemorates the signing… Continue reading

This willow tree had recently fallen and was only a stump. Now new life has grown where all hope had seemed lost. Photo by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Lessons from the resurrection tree

Finding hope in times of loss | On Faith

  • Jul 2, 2019
This willow tree had recently fallen and was only a stump. Now new life has grown where all hope had seemed lost. Photo by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Objects for sale are displayed in sectioned areas throughout the store to make for organized shopping. Photo by Madeline Coats.

Thrift shop brings community together

Second-hand shop projected to bring in 2.9 million dollars this year alone.

Objects for sale are displayed in sectioned areas throughout the store to make for organized shopping. Photo by Madeline Coats.
Mercer Island Farmers Market runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, June through October, at Mercerdale Park. Courtesy photo

Upcoming events in Mercer Island and beyond

Community calendar

  • Jun 19, 2019
Mercer Island Farmers Market runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, June through October, at Mercerdale Park. Courtesy photo

Class of ‘74 celebrating 45th on Aug. 9-11

Events planned throughout the weekend.

  • Jun 17, 2019
Photo courtesy of Sarah Le Clercq 
                                The Mercer Island PTA Council held its annual awards brunch on May 3.

PTA council awards contributors

Brunch was held last month.

  • Jun 14, 2019
Photo courtesy of Sarah Le Clercq 
                                The Mercer Island PTA Council held its annual awards brunch on May 3.

Water safety and drowning prevention

Guidance for children and water as summer gets underway.

  • Jun 12, 2019
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District 
                                Mercer Island School District retirees were honored by the School Board at its May 23 meeting.

Staff honored during school board meeting

Retirees and employees of the year recognized.

  • Jun 8, 2019
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District 
                                Mercer Island School District retirees were honored by the School Board at its May 23 meeting.
Mercer Island now hosts 16 new “wayfinding” signs around the city for visitors to easily locate key locations around the city. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

Mercer Island implements ‘Wayfinding’ signs

The new signs will supplement and replace the previous signs that were inadequate or missing.

Mercer Island now hosts 16 new “wayfinding” signs around the city for visitors to easily locate key locations around the city. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

Greet a graduate – send a ‘Grad Gram’

A Mercer Island tradition – it’s time to send Graduate Grams. Send a congratulatory message to a graduating senior, eighth grader, fifth grader, kindergartner or… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019
Courtesy photo 
                                Seattle artist Scott Gibson.
Courtesy photo 
                                Seattle artist Scott Gibson.
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District
                                Mercer Island High School trumpet ensemble earned first place at the state Solo and Ensemble Contest in Ellensburg.

Local musicians lauded at state contest

MIHS trumpet ensemble won big.

  • May 27, 2019
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District
                                Mercer Island High School trumpet ensemble earned first place at the state Solo and Ensemble Contest in Ellensburg.
Fifth-grade Girl Scout Troop 41868 recently completed the Bronze Award project which focused on educating classmates on the environmental harm done by disposable plastic water bottles, and encouraging the use of reusable bottles. (Pictured clockwise from top-left) Lily Harper, Chloe Su, Selina Zhao, Alice Zhu, Ella Sirkis, Maya Talby, Savanna Rousell and Mika Salomon. Photo courtesy of Patrice Rousell

Troop earns Bronze Award

Encouraging the use of reusable bottles.

  • May 23, 2019
Fifth-grade Girl Scout Troop 41868 recently completed the Bronze Award project which focused on educating classmates on the environmental harm done by disposable plastic water bottles, and encouraging the use of reusable bottles. (Pictured clockwise from top-left) Lily Harper, Chloe Su, Selina Zhao, Alice Zhu, Ella Sirkis, Maya Talby, Savanna Rousell and Mika Salomon. Photo courtesy of Patrice Rousell
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
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
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
Marion (left) and James Burtt of Mercer Island. Courtesy photo
                                Courtesy photo 
                                Marion (left) and James Burtt of Mercer Island.