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Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk

Despite the wet weather, a “gourd” time was had by all at Mercer Island’s second annual Pumpkin Walk on Oct. 21. Participants — mostly wearing… Continue reading

Mercer Island Historical Society, library to present two events on Washington’s past

The Mercer Island Library and Mercer Island Historical Society are presenting two events in early November that detail important moments in Washington history. “Waterway: The… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Mercer Islander becomes ‘pilgrim au pain’

Washington women welcome visitors to France with bread baking classes.

Mercer Island Directory celebrates 75 years of publication

Are you familiar with a small square book that says Mercer Island Directory? If you live on the Island and have a telephone number listed… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Mercer Island band boosters to host fundraiser on Oct. 28

A unique and popular fundraiser supporting Mercer Island School District band programs returns Oct. 28. The fifth annual Band Together Celebration is a masquerade and… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Mercer Island Rotary Club announces October students of the month

Mercer Island High School seniors Jack Hassall and Paige Robertson were the Mercer Island Rotary Club’s students of the month for October. Hassall has a… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Mercer Island High School celebrates homecoming with parade, football win

Mercer Island High School celebrated Homecoming on Oct. 6. Before the football team took on Redmond, the MIHS marching band, cheerleaders and class floats paraded… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Mercer Island Library, Historical Society to host photo giveaway

The Mercer Island Historical Society, in cooperation with the Mercer Island Library and the Mercer Island Reporter, is making available hundreds of black-and-white photos that… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Dahlias bring color, community to Covenant Shores campus

A dahlia farmer who used to sell bouquets for $1 per bunch now gives them away for free to residents of Covenant Shores, a retirement… Continue reading

MIHS Marching Band chosen for 2019 Rose Parade

The Mercer Island High School Marching Band has been selected to participate in the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California on New Year’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services to host open house, debut glass pumpkins

The city of Mercer Island and Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) Foundation invite the entire community into the halls of the historic Luther… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Former Mercer Island mayor Merkle receives France’s ‘Chevalier’ award

Alan Merkle, longtime Mercer Island resident and former mayor, has been named the recipient of the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite by the government… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017

Chabad Mercer Island offers free, 30-minute Rosh Hashanah service

Rabbi Nissan Kornfeld of Chabad Mercer Island knows that to engage members of the tribe, one often needs to lower the barriers of entry, often… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

Mercer Island police provide car seat safety tips

Father-to-be Trevor Wong had questions about installing and using a car seat in his vehicle. Mercer Island Police Department officers Chase Hawley and Anna Ormsby,… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Cascade Lodge Sons of Norway to help wildfire, hurricane victims

Cascade Lodge will host a swap meet and Swedish pancake breakfast to help raise donations for the victims of recent wildfires and hurricanes, and to… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

City of Mercer Island recognizes Flash Family award winner

At the Sept. 5 Mercer Island City Council meeting, Jack Sameshima was recognized for his leadership and sportsmanship in the senior community, receiving the Flash… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Mercer Island’s K-Kids donate money for leukemia research

Lakeridge’s 2016-17 K-Kids Club officers Oscar Hokanson, Piper Auld and Tyler Lowe presented Seattle Children’s Hospital with a donation of $4,623.66 on Sept. 6. The… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Mercer Island Chamber gathers community with wine, art, music

The city and Chamber of Commerce shut down the streets in downtown Mercer Island once a year to host an event where people can drink… Continue reading

Three deer explore Mercer Island | Eye on MI

Islander Nancy Woo, who works as a sales director at local retirement community Covenant Shores, snapped this photo of three deer feeling at home in… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2017

Diving into fall | Eye on MI

Islander Middle School student Brooke Andrews, 12, dives into Lake Washington on the last evening of summer vacation. Submit your photos of amazing, people, places… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2017