Life

Opioid prevention campaign kicks off in Washington

Initiative shines light on the risks of prescription opioid addiction and overdose.

  • Jun 28, 2018
Photos of the artwork courtesy of Clarke Clarke Art + Artifacts

Gallery offers rare artifact and modern art at Art Walk

A local art gallery will feature a second century funerary mask at the Mercer Island Art Walk.

  • Jun 28, 2018
Photos of the artwork courtesy of Clarke Clarke Art + Artifacts

Mercer Island School District honored 12 retirees

The retirees had a combined 249 years of experience in Mercer Island schools.

  • Jun 27, 2018
Left to right: Jessie Ong, Kathleen Long, Stacy Svedberg and Creighton Laughary. Courtesy of the Mercer Island School District

Mercer Island School District awards teachers, staff

MISD awarded teachers and staff with awards at the high school, middle school and elementary levels.

  • Jun 26, 2018
Left to right: Jessie Ong, Kathleen Long, Stacy Svedberg and Creighton Laughary. Courtesy of the Mercer Island School District

City launches online bikeshare survey

Mercer Island wants local feedback to know where to best spend Sound Transit Settlement dollars.

  • Jun 25, 2018

King County Sheriff’s deputies to patrol local parks

The deputies will carry out safety patrols on King County parks and trails for leashed pets.

  • Jun 22, 2018

Bob Ferguson launches website for human trafficking victims

The website will provide a hub for services and resources for labor and sex trafficking victims.

  • Jun 21, 2018

Mercer Island seeks Design Commission applicants

The city council needs applicants for August and September with an application deadline of Aug. 10.

  • Jun 20, 2018

Mercer Island opens new playground at south playfields

New natural-style structures replace “Rainbow Park.”

The King County Library System invites locals to cool down

King County Libraries are air conditioned and an option for locals to stay cool during summer heat.

  • Jun 19, 2018

Community Juneteenth celebration set for June 24

The Juneteenth Celebration is the annual celebration of the end of slavery.

  • Jun 18, 2018

County Green Schools program recognizes MI schools

Two elementary schools, Islander Middle School and Mercer Island High School were recognized.

  • Jun 15, 2018

City celebrates Emergency Preparedness and Ham Radio day

The city of Mercer Island will be participating in ARRL Field Day on June 23 and 24.

  • Jun 13, 2018

Mercer Island High School graduates 360

The class of 2018 has eight valedictorians, all with perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

  • Jun 13, 2018
Photo courtesy of MIHS

Mercer Island High School students win at BioExpo

Nineteen students from MIHS won awards at the recent Student BioExpo.

  • Jun 12, 2018
Photo courtesy of MIHS
Reporter File Photo

Residential solar installation campaign launches

The installation initiative seeks to bring 60 to 80 new solar arrays to Mercer Island.

  • Jun 11, 2018
Reporter File Photo

Alliance of Eastside Agencies announces 2018 awards

Numerous Eastside Alliance members received awards for Outstanding Contribution in Human Services.

  • Jun 8, 2018
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island High School

MIHS team earns trophy at Destination Imagination Global Finals

“Syntax Folly” placed third at the finals in Knoxville Tenn., earning MIHS their first finals trophy.

  • Jun 7, 2018
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island High School
Lindsay Oliveira’s fourth grade class meets up with their pen pals at Aljoya for an end-of-the-year get together. Photos courtesy of Northwood Elementary

Northwood Elementary students visit pen pals at Aljoya

Lindsay Oliveira’s fourth grade class becomes pen pals with Aljoya residents each year.

  • Jun 6, 2018
Lindsay Oliveira’s fourth grade class meets up with their pen pals at Aljoya for an end-of-the-year get together. Photos courtesy of Northwood Elementary

Sunrise Senior living receives quality awards

Local communities won the award, including Sunrise of Bellevue, Bothell and Mercer Island.

  • Jun 5, 2018