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Team Mercer Island to run for homelessness

Mercer Island native leading the effort, Run to End Homelessness event on March 30.

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Parkinson bound for NYC

Mercer Island High School student Katie Parkinson earned first place in the Seattle Shakespeare Competition held March 3 at the Frye Art Museum. Parkinson, who… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2019

MIYFS Breakfast raises money for counseling, senior services

The 2019 event has brought in $377,480 so far.

Mercer Island High School radio broadcasters were honored with 20 national Golden Microphone awards for excellence. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island High School

Local school radio stars lauded

Mercer Island High Broadcasters Honored in New York The student broadcasters of KMIH-889 The Bridge earned accolades for excellence in broadcasting at the 79th annual… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2019
Mercer Island High School radio broadcasters were honored with 20 national Golden Microphone awards for excellence. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island High School
Photo courtesy of Roxanne Helleren 
                                Left to right, Bob Howell, Al Smallman, Alexander Raffetto, Johnny Therrell, John Kneepkens and Bob Welsh are planning to build a bird sanctuary on the Covenant Shores campus as part of an Eagle Scout project.

Mercer Island Boy Scout to build bird sanctuary

The 15-year-old will complete the project with the help of older Eagle Scouts.

Photo courtesy of Roxanne Helleren 
                                Left to right, Bob Howell, Al Smallman, Alexander Raffetto, Johnny Therrell, John Kneepkens and Bob Welsh are planning to build a bird sanctuary on the Covenant Shores campus as part of an Eagle Scout project.

A taste of my own medicine

Gratitude mindfulness helps see sun on horizon.

  • Mar 12, 2019

Global chef visits local retirement community on Mercer Island

Australian chef Steve Laybourn prepared kangaroo and alligator for the residents.

Bring your Garden into the Kitchen

Unlocking medicinal benefits from your own plants.

  • Mar 7, 2019

Mercer Island’s First Friday Art Walk is March 1

Four downtown galleries will be displaying exhibits and hosting events.

  • Mar 1, 2019
Jayne, Dan and Derek take a break to pose for a photo while building an igloo on Mercer Island. Photo courtesy of Meg Lippert

Very cool new construction goes unfinished

Igloo project on Mercer Island halted by rain.

  • Feb 27, 2019
Jayne, Dan and Derek take a break to pose for a photo while building an igloo on Mercer Island. Photo courtesy of Meg Lippert

Beavers are active in Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Park

The city is working to protect both the beaver’s habitat and trees along the shoreline.

‘Disney and Dessert’ fundraiser set for March 3 on Mercer Island

The event raises money for instruments, music coaching, workshops and performance tours.

  • Feb 21, 2019

Islander recalls filming ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Meredythe Glass was an extra in the 1939 film, and is possibly the last surviving cast member.

Renowned organist to perform on the Island

Hyokyoung ‘Hannah’ Byun will give a solo concert at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

  • Feb 10, 2019

Motivation springs us to action

Maintaining New Years Resolution momentum through entire year.

  • Feb 10, 2019

Mercer Island Preschool Association wins 2019 MIYFS Philanthropy Award

MIPA has a strong partnership with the city, raising thousands each year for preschool scholarships.

Mercer Island school news in brief, Feb. 6, 2019

MIHS junior perfect ACT; Reception on Feb. 11

  • Feb 7, 2019
‘Defense Ninjas’ instructor Fauzia Lala and COO Kate Warady demonstrate how to break a wrist grab in a workout room at Redmond’s DaVinci Academy on Jan. 15. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Women become ninjas in local self defense classes

Instructor and Mercer Island resident Fauzia Lala aims to empower women to protect themselves.

‘Defense Ninjas’ instructor Fauzia Lala and COO Kate Warady demonstrate how to break a wrist grab in a workout room at Redmond’s DaVinci Academy on Jan. 15. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Mercer Island Art Walk is Friday, Saturday

Second opening added for month of February.

  • Feb 1, 2019
King County Library System (KCLS) is named the leading U.S. library with 4.8 million digital checkouts in 2018 for the fifth year in a row by Rakuten OverDrive. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook.

King County Library System exceeds 1 million digital checkouts in 2018

KCLS leads the record for the fifth year in a row

King County Library System (KCLS) is named the leading U.S. library with 4.8 million digital checkouts in 2018 for the fifth year in a row by Rakuten OverDrive. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook.