Starting Nov. 25, Garden d’Lights is open 4:30–9 p.m. nightly at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue. Courtesy photo

Garden delights with over half million dazzling lights in Bellevue

The well-lit habitat attracts all kinds of creatures.

Starting Nov. 25, Garden d’Lights is open 4:30–9 p.m. nightly at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St., Bellevue. Courtesy photo

At Bellevue Botanical Garden, a half-million lights delight

The well-lit habitat attracts all kinds of creatures.

Islanders give thanks in interfaith community service

The annual event is sponsored by the Mercer Island Clergy Association.

  • Nov 22, 2017

Mercer Island students express thanks through art

Elementary teachers planned different projects for kids before Thanksgiving break.

  • Nov 22, 2017

Mercer Island hosts Thanksgiving lunch for seniors

City staff and volunteers served turkey, potatoes, punch and pie to event attendees.

Islanders show power of community with clothing drive

A social media post inspired a massive community response that brought in hundreds of donated items.

Finley the therapy dog helps kids, adults at Mercer Island High School

The school’s newest employee is making quite an impression on staff and students.

MIVAL opens holiday art and gift show

The Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) opened its annual juried holiday art and gift show on Nov. 2 at the Mercer Island Community and… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2017

Practice gratitude on Thanksgiving with yogabliss

On Thanksgiving morning, the community is invited to join yogabliss in its annual “Practice of Gratitude” for an opportunity to start the day in a… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2017

Local groups organize donation and food drives for MIYFS

Schools, grocery stores and other Mercer Island businesses are collecting items for those in need.

  • Nov 20, 2017

Islander to feature whimsical art in home studio show

Islander Marsha Karr is having an art show and sale at her home studio, 6829 96th Ave. SE, this weekend. The show, titled “From the… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017

Islander, cancer survivor traverses state to educate about ACA enrollment

Julie Negrin, a Mercer Island resident and four-time cancer survivor, announced that she would embark on an RV road trip to create awareness for the… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2017

Mercer Island’s Lisa Wellman to lead Senate education committee

State Sen. Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island, will serve as chair of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee when the Senate convenes for the… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017

Mercer Island students raise funds for hurricane relief

Students in the West Mercer Elementary Highly Capable Program used their November Marketplace commerce event as a way to raise funds for the relief efforts… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2017

Blooming sunrise | Eye on MI

Mercer Islander Lauren Andrews, age 8, took this photo, and with the help of her mother, Torre Andrews, added the words. Submit your photos of… Continue reading

  • Nov 10, 2017

Mercer Island’s military families reflect on service, sacrifice

While the courage and sacrifice of America’s veterans will be remembered and honored on Nov. 11, those have supported them every other day of the… Continue reading

Parents form Drama Booster organization on Mercer Island

A group of parents, led by Kathryn Lerner, has formed a new Drama Booster organization to support performing arts in Mercer Island schools. The booster’s… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Mercer Island shows off fall foliage | Eye on MI

The Reporter snapped this photo of a biker and changing and falling leaves near Mercer Island’s Aubrey Davis Park in late October. Submit your photos… Continue reading

Deer spotted on the Island | Eye on MI

Islander Kirsten Long recently spotted this young deer in her backyard. Submit your photos of amazing, people, places and things around the Island to… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2017

Mercer Island’s annual Harvest Market returns in time for holiday shopping

If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving shopping experience the whole family can enjoy, look no further than the Mercer Island Harvest Market, which will be… Continue reading