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Mercer Island Kiwanis Club celebrates 58 years of service to the community

The club welcomed new leadership and new members on Oct. 16.

  • Oct 31, 2018

MIHS Band Boosters presents Band Together: “California Dreaming”

Special guest and 2010 Mercer Island High School graduate Julia Zook will speak at the event.

  • Oct 31, 2018

New artists to display work at and after Mercer Island’s First Friday art walk

Island galleries will showcase paintings, mixed media art and more in November.

SJCC launches 2018/19 Arts+Ideas Season performing arts lineup

New SeaJAM cultural festival kicks off Dec. 6.

  • Oct 31, 2018
Washington National Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith and the Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos, full-time chaplain at Covenant Shores Retirement Community on Mercer Island.

What I learned from our nation’s pastor

Communities are already working together, we need to focus on the positive.

  • Oct 31, 2018
Washington National Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith and the Rev. Greg Asimakoupoulos, full-time chaplain at Covenant Shores Retirement Community on Mercer Island.

MIVAL Holiday Show brings art and tradition to the Mercer Island Community Center

An opening night celebration will be from 6:30-8 p.m. on Nov. 1.

  • Oct 30, 2018

Covenant Shores honors area clergy

Mercer Island retirement community hosted its 6th annual Clergy Appreciation Lunch on Oct. 24.

  • Oct 30, 2018

Elephant conservationist to speak Nov. 7

UW professor Wasser uses DNA to track illegal ivory.

  • Oct 19, 2018

This Halloween, it’s the Red Cross that wants your blood

A Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. on Oct. 23 on Mercer Island.

  • Oct 19, 2018

Students, parents and teachers in Mercer Island participated in the nation-wide Walk and Bike to School Day last Wednesday, Oct. 10

Students, parents and teachers on Mercer Island participated in the nationwide Walk and Bike to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Officers from the Mercer… Continue reading

Lakeridge’s annual Pumpkin Patch supports multiple causes

New this year are glass pumpkins created by local artists

  • Oct 18, 2018

Renowned celloist to perform on the Island

Kate Kayaian will give a solo concert on Oct. 27 at the SJCC.

OPINION: A tribute to a neighbor I never knew

Local columnist reflects on recent news of Paul Allen’s death

  • Oct 16, 2018

Mercer Island native studies to become master sommelier

Tyler Alden aims to be one of 273 people worldwide to hold distinction in wine, beverage service.

Medicare supplemental insurance open enrollment | Healthy Living

If you have Medicare, you are eligible to change your supplemental plan once a year.

  • Oct 11, 2018

Mercer Island Rotary Club launches Music Mends Minds program

The goal is to help seniors with cognitive decline find community through music.

An Island resident points out that blossoms of the Vine Maple, the October “Plant of the Month,” provide nectar for hummingbirds. Photo courtesy of Meg Lippert

Residents learn about plants, birds through sign program

Sings are displayed as educational outreach of Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks.

  • Oct 11, 2018
An Island resident points out that blossoms of the Vine Maple, the October “Plant of the Month,” provide nectar for hummingbirds. Photo courtesy of Meg Lippert

New course tackles tough questions at Chabad Mercer Island

The six-course sessions will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Chabad Mercer Island.

  • Oct 11, 2018
Sergeant Steve Woodward, left, and Commander Paul Herrera salute the flag during the ceremony. Olivia Sullivan/Federal Way Mirror

Vietnam veterans receive overdue welcome home

Vietnam veterans share their stories of sacrifice.

  • Oct 10, 2018
Sergeant Steve Woodward, left, and Commander Paul Herrera salute the flag during the ceremony. Olivia Sullivan/Federal Way Mirror
Detective Bobby Jira (left) and Cpl. David Canter (Right) pose with Nate Palmer and Juno (Center) after a successful rescue. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Police and Emergency Management Facebook page

Island Marine Patrol save man, his dog in Lake Washington

Two officers successfully rescued a Seattle man and his dog from Lake Washington.

Detective Bobby Jira (left) and Cpl. David Canter (Right) pose with Nate Palmer and Juno (Center) after a successful rescue. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Police and Emergency Management Facebook page