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Mercer Island Youth and Family Services goes live to show importance of play

A panel of Mercer Island child development professionals will answer questions via Facebook.

  • Dec 11, 2017

YES is lifeline for kids coping with challenges | Season of Giving

The Reporter highlights nonprofit organizations serving the Mercer Island community.

  • Dec 7, 2017

Island Youth Ballet presents ‘Excerpts from the Nutcracker’

The show performs on Dec. 9-10, Dec. 15 and Dec. 17 at the SJCC.

  • Dec 7, 2017

Mercer Island elementary, high school students show off Spanish skills

The district’s elementary world language program is now in its second year.

Mercer Island High School student raises $16,000 for hurricane relief

Albert Lam was inspired to plan a pencil fundraiser for the Red Cross after Hurricane Harvey hit.

Foundation improves quality of life of people affected by Parkinson’s | Season of Giving

The Reporter highlights nonprofit organizations serving the Mercer Island community.

  • Dec 4, 2017

Mercer Island retirement community names new director

A Pacific Northwest native is coming home to work at Covenant Shores, as the Mercer Island retirement community’s new executive director. Bob Howell went to… Continue reading

Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club inspires youth to realize full potential | Season of Giving

The Reporter highlights nonprofit organizations serving the Mercer Island community.

  • Dec 1, 2017

Giving spirit shines at Mercer Island’s Covenant Shores retirement community

Residents and staff pack 61 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, a project by Samaritan’s Purse.

  • Dec 1, 2017

Mercer Island to host tree lighting, Firehouse Munch, Argosy Ship | Holiday briefs

Holiday tree lighting and Firehouse Munch is Dec. 1 Gather with family, friends and neighbors for an evening of free holiday merriment in Town Center… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2017

Increased caseloads plague King County’s mental health court

The Involuntary Treatment Act Court has seen its cases double in the last decade and the staff can’t keep up.

The magic of Mercer Island’s Youth Theatre Northwest | Season of Giving

The Reporter highlights nonprofit organizations serving the Mercer Island community.

  • Nov 28, 2017

Senn receives 2017 child health advocate award

Rep. Tana Senn (D-Mercer Island) was honored for her work advocating for children’s mental health.

  • Nov 27, 2017

Mercer Island tree lot opens for holiday season

Customers can purchase trees, wreaths and garlands at the lot from Nov. 25 to Dec. 22.

  • Nov 27, 2017

The Most Merry Parades and Parties Around Puget Sound

Lights, boats, and Santas run amok!

The Season’s Best Performances, Plays, and Nutcrackers

Holiday stories from stages in Bellevue, Seattle, and throughout King County.

The Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition takes over downtown Seattle on Dec. 1.
The Figgy Pudding Caroling Competition takes over downtown Seattle on Dec. 1.
The third annual Historic Shell Holiday Shop opens on Nov. 24 at the Historic Shell Station in Issaquah. Courtesy photo

The Gas Station That Turned Into a Holiday Shopping Destination

A holiday pop-up shop filled with heart and handmade gifts.

The third annual Historic Shell Holiday Shop opens on Nov. 24 at the Historic Shell Station in Issaquah. Courtesy photo
Lvl Up Sprites replace pixels with beads. Courtesy of GeekCraft Expo

The Holiday Shopping Guide to Unique Gifts and Memorable Moments

Bazzars, pop-ups, and retail events from Seattle to Bellevue and beyond.

Lvl Up Sprites replace pixels with beads. Courtesy of GeekCraft Expo
Starting Nov. 25, Garden d’Lights is open 4:30–9 p.m. nightly at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue. Courtesy photo

Garden delights with over half million dazzling lights in Bellevue

The well-lit habitat attracts all kinds of creatures.

Starting Nov. 25, Garden d’Lights is open 4:30–9 p.m. nightly at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue. Courtesy photo