Dip in with Oh Chocolate’s new class on Mercer Island

Chocolate lovers unite. Islanders can now dip into their favorite chocolate, thanks to the new class offered at Oh Chocolate!

Mercer Island actresses to perform in ‘Rent the Musical’

Islanders Rebecca Marowitz and Sydney Thieme are featured in the CORE Theatrics summer production of “Rent the Musical.”

Novel ‘Intentional’ features Mercer Island

A new book written by Mercer Island author MK Harkins takes place in part on the Island.

‘Act your age’ when working out | Timi Gustafson

A few years ago, I had the opportunity to visit China and spend some time in Beijing. One of my favorite morning activities was to go to a public park close to my hotel. Initially, I just went for walks on my own, but soon I was invited by a small group of local seniors to join in their tai chi exercise.

Mercer Island High School grad hopes to honor mother’s memory

David Mjelde heads to college with a desire to work in his mother’s memory for colon cancer awareness.

  • Jun 11th, 2013

Miss Margaret’s bon voyage

Longtime Mercer Island children’s librarian, known to many patrons as Miss Margaret, will be saying goodbye to the Mercer Island community at the end of June to take a new position as a school librarian for Hope International School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Mercer Island to be featured on Friday, May 10 edition of Evening Magazine

Mercer Island will be featured on this Friday's edition of Evening Magazine.

Mercer Island artist’s sculpture to be featured on NBC’s Grimm

Fans of the NBC show Grimm know to expect the unexpected. The same is true for a Mercer Island artist whose sculpture will be featured on the May 7 episode of the show.

Seniors, see ‘42nd Street’ for free | This Week

Youth Theatre Northwest is offering free admission to seniors for its production of the Broadway musical, “42nd Street.”

  • May 1st, 2013

College ‘Common Application’ making changes for the better

Changes to be rolled out on Aug. 1 will affect current juniors.

President Obama’s sister to visit Mercer Island to attend Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship award ceremony

Mercer Island High School student, Hannah Winkelman, interviewed Maya Soetoro-Ng, President Obama’s half-sister, about her mother and about her upcoming visit to Mercer Island for the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Awards Ceremony on April 20.

  • Apr 2nd, 2013

Mercer Island students celebrate the value of service at ‘We Day’

Most kids are taught that the reward for volunteering is the knowledge and pride in doing a good thing. Sometimes, though, there is a reward for doing those good things. On Wednesday, March 27, 15,000 students from across Washington descended on Key Arena for such a reward. The first ever We Day in the United States was held on Wednesday, featuring acts such as Jennifer Hudson, Nelly Furtado, Martin Sheen, Martin Luther King III and a surprise performance by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

‘Little Women’ at Youth Theatre Northwest

Islanders Juliette Levy, Sydney Thieme and Kaya McRuer, perform a scene in Youth Theatre Northwest’s production of 'Little Women.'

  • Mar 19th, 2013

‘Nonviolent’ demonstrations and a sixth broken camera

I had been in Seattle and the U.S. only a few days when I heard that Palestinian Iyad Burnat, brother of the filmmaker of the Oscar-nominated feature documentary, “5 Broken Cameras,” would be speaking about the “nonviolent” nature of Palestinian demonstrations. I knew I had to attend the event.

Meet Franky & Dom’s Cafe, the new coffee bistro in town

There’s a new kid in town, and we should all flock to meet them. Franky & Dom’s is the new coffee bistro that has just opened. It is located right at the base of S.E. 24th Street.

Food trends to keep – small, simple, fresh and healthy

Much has been reported on changing food and nutrition trends in recent years, and 2012 was no exception. Analysts agree: Americans want to eat more healthily.

Loving, and taking care of the skin you’re in

“Love the skin you’re in,” said Lisi Wolfe, local photographer. With New Year’s under our belt and our resolutions in full swing, most of us will break our resolution within the first week.

Mercer Island pair embraces ‘Tikum Olam’

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle’s annual Connections Brunch, set for Jan. 27, represents the largest gathering of Jewish women in the entire Northwest each year.

Mercer Island artists celebrate new Bellevue art gallery

Three members of the Mercer Island art community showcased their work with other local artists on Friday, Jan. 11 during a special opening of the Ryan James Gallery in Bellevue.

The Lord’s Day vs. game day

While church attendance in North America has been in decline for the past few decades, it would be ill-advised to suggest that worship is no longer a part of our culture. In light of the devotion that marks professional football fans this time of year, it would be safe to suggest our inbred worship instincts have simply been redirected.

  • Jan 14th, 2013