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Volunteers needed for annual statewide bicycle and pedestrian count

Last year, volunteers tallied about 75,000 bicyclists and pedestrians across the state during a three-day Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) bicycle and pedestrian count.… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

Mercer Island Schools Foundation presents $1.2 million check to district

The Mercer Island Schools Foundation (MISF) presented a $1.2 million check to the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors at its Aug. 24 meeting… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

Mercer Island’s annual Art Uncorked event returns Friday

Join fellow wine, art, music and food lovers at Mercer Island’s fourth annual Art Uncorked on Friday in the Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Gallery. The… Continue reading

See new collections at Mercer Island’s First Friday art walk

SZ Gallery and Clarke and Clarke Art and Artifacts will host their First Friday art and wine events from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 1. Clarke… Continue reading

Mercer Island students head back to school

Mercer Island School District students said goodbye to summer break and went back to school on Wednesday, Aug. 30. To prepare students for school, during… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2017

Mercer Island Farmers Market turns 10

Aug. 10, 2008 is an important date in the history of Mercer Island. On that Sunday, the first farmers market opened on the Island, thanks… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

Original Mercer Islander celebrates her 100th birthday

The oldest living original Islander celebrated her 100th birthday on Aug. 8. Ruth Mary Close was brought to Mercer Island after her birth in 1917,… Continue reading

Long-haul trucker to share stories at Island Books

Island Books will host Finn Murphy, author of “The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road,” from 6:30-8 p.m. on Aug. 21.… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2017

Doe and fawns traverse West Mercer Way | Eye on MI

Mercer Island resident Leigh Hardiman spotted this doe with her fawns on Aug. 1 in the 7300 block of West Mercer Way. Submit your photos… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2017

Blue Angels fly over Mercer Island during smoky Seafair

The Seattle area was covered with a blanket of smoke, caused by wildfires in Canada, during Seafair Weekend, but it didn’t stop the traditional activities… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s Adventure Playground inspires creativity in construction

Nestled in the forest of Deane’s Children’s Park is a one-of-a-kind play area that allows kids to create their own adventure. At Mercer Island’s Adventure… Continue reading

Mercer Island couple honored at YTN ‘Music Man’ performance

Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) is honoring longtime Islanders Harold and Mary Fran Hill this weekend at a performance of “The Music Man Jr.” For their… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017

New exhibit opens at Mercer Gallery | Arts briefs

New exhibit opens at Mercer Gallery “On a Whim,” a new exhibit presented by the Mercer Gallery and Mercer Island Arts Council, will run July… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017

Covenant Shores features art by former Mercer Island mayor

Paintings by Bryan Cairns, a former mayor of Mercer Island and current resident of Covenant Shores, are currently being exhibited in the Lighthouse Gallery on… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

MIVAL hosts 43rd Junior Art Show, Summer Celebration tent

The Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) hosted its 43rd annual Junior Art Show, featuring art created by young Islanders in kindergarten through high school,… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Mercer Island Farmers Market offers unique live music program

While many other Seattle-area farmers markets rely on acoustic buskers to provide ambiance for shoppers and spectators, the Mercer Island Farmers Market has invested time… Continue reading

Islanders parade into Summer Celebration

Islanders of all ages participated in the Summer Celebration parade on July 8. A weekend filled with fun activities, including boat rides, fireworks and a… Continue reading

Mercer Island Summer Celebration brings ‘out of this world’ fun

Mercer Island’s only community-wide festival, drawing crowds between 20,000-30,000, is held annually on the second full weekend in July and boasts a new theme each… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2017

Mercer Island students turn lemons into money for food pantry

Jens Aoyama and Jonathan Mak, second graders at Lakeridge Elementary, decided to host a lemonade and rice krispy treat stand in their driveway to raise… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2017

MIVAL Jr. show opens in Wells Fargo lobby

The Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) announced that the 43rd annual MIVAL Jr. Art Show during Summer Celebration is hung and ready for viewing… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2017