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Linda Anchondo asks Junior Naturalist Laura Drake (in foreground) to explain how to identify Trilliums to Native Plant Garden Tour participants. Photo courtesy of Patrick Daugherty

Surprises abound in the Native Plant Garden

The next Junior Naturalist Program is scheduled for May 19.

  • May 2, 2018
Linda Anchondo asks Junior Naturalist Laura Drake (in foreground) to explain how to identify Trilliums to Native Plant Garden Tour participants. Photo courtesy of Patrick Daugherty
The Ensign Youth Chorus sing with the Ensign Symphony & Choir which performs in Benaroya Hall. The choir will also sing at the prayer for peace event. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Local churches join together in prayer for peace

The Mercer Island Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints organized the event for May 3.

The Ensign Youth Chorus sing with the Ensign Symphony & Choir which performs in Benaroya Hall. The choir will also sing at the prayer for peace event. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

MIVAL hosts inaugural ‘Arts Boost’

The event will support local high school artists and the 2018 MIVAL Scholarship Program.

  • May 1, 2018
Mercer Island Senior Golfers pose on the green. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department

Golfing benefits for a lifetime

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department’s Senior Golf program offers outdoor sport activity.

  • Apr 30, 2018
Mercer Island Senior Golfers pose on the green. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department
Photo courtesy of Carol Mahoney

Mercer Island local thanks therapy pets

April 30 is National Therapy Animal Day.

  • Apr 30, 2018
Photo courtesy of Carol Mahoney

City to conduct door-to-door pet license canvassing

Canvassers will go door-to-door in neighborhoods south of Southeast 40th St. next week.

  • Apr 27, 2018

Freestone Capital Management announces new scholarship

The firm committed to providing $100,000 in financial support to 20 college students.

  • Apr 25, 2018

Mercer Island, Rainier Beach students receive Stanley Ann Dunham scholarships

The scholarship is named for former President Barack Obama’s mother, who graduated from MIHS in 1960.

  • Apr 25, 2018
Screenshot of the Kanopy website.

King County brings the silver screen to local libraries

County library members will now have free access to an expansive film streaming service.

  • Apr 25, 2018
Screenshot of the Kanopy website.
Poster courtesy of the Sammamish Valley Alliance

Sammamish Valley Spring Celebration

The celebration and its numerous events will take place from May 4 to 6.

  • Apr 24, 2018
Poster courtesy of the Sammamish Valley Alliance
The Mercer Island High School Science Club members pose with a school flag. 

MIHS Science Club places at state tournament

Nine students placed within the top four in their events.

  • Apr 24, 2018
The Mercer Island High School Science Club members pose with a school flag. 

Covenant Shores celebrates Earth Day by going green

Carla Johnson, a representative from Republic Services, gave a lecture on the benefits of recycling.

  • Apr 23, 2018

Local church hosts Prayer for Peace event

The Mercer Island Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will welcome all faiths for the event.

  • Apr 20, 2018

Joyful! Noise Spring Concert: The Times, They Are A-Changin’

The concert features a 40-voice choir and four-piece band with performances on April 29 and May 6.

  • Apr 17, 2018
Laura Drake adopted these trillium plants for their protection. Photo courtesy of Linda Anchondo

Young naturalist adopts trillium in Native Garden

Laura Drake, 6, adopted trillium blossoms after participating in the Junior Naturalist Program.

  • Apr 16, 2018
Laura Drake adopted these trillium plants for their protection. Photo courtesy of Linda Anchondo

Stroum Jewish Community Center launches philanthropy program

The SJCC to launch a new teen philanthropy program called the Giving Initiative for Teens this year.

  • Apr 16, 2018

With renewed focus on sustainability, Mercer Island hosts Leap for Green Fair

The annual event started in 2008, as a celebration of Earth Day.

MIHS drama presents ‘The Servant of Two Masters’

The MIHS spring play will have showings in late April and early May.

  • Apr 12, 2018

Three teams qualify for Destination Imagination Global Finals

Destination Imagination is an educational challenge competition.

  • Apr 9, 2018
Photo courtesy of MIHS

MIHS broadcasters host and win State Radio Awards

KMIH 889 The Bridge sent 26 students to the podium to receive numerous awards.

  • Apr 9, 2018
Photo courtesy of MIHS