Life

Mercer Island’s Tiny Houses move to Seattle

The Tiny Houses will move to a tiny house village operated by the Low Income Housing Institute.

  • Apr 9, 2018
Photos courtesy of Patti Segulja-Lau

UW students work to restore Mercer Island’s Secret Park

The students began restoring the park six months ago and have since planted 152 native plants.

  • Apr 6, 2018
Photos courtesy of Patti Segulja-Lau

Celebrate spring at Mercer Island’s First Friday art walk

Downtown galleries are presenting whimsical art on April 6, from gnomes to floral arrangements.

The inspiring world of Suzanne Zahr

The architect and gallerist tells us what moves her and what to expect from her anniversary party.

Photo courtesy of Mick Thompson

Shorebird identification class offered by Eastside Audubon

The class will benefit the entire Eastside with events on April 10, 11 and 14.

  • Apr 5, 2018
Photo courtesy of Mick Thompson
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Mercer Island dentist receives Silver Beaver award

The Silver Beaver award is the highest award that a Boy Scout Council can bestow upon a volunteer.

  • Apr 4, 2018
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Mercer Island teen wins Reflections contest for video on tree nut allergy

Ariella Nelson details her fight to become desensitized to tree nuts.

  • Apr 3, 2018
The Mercer Island High School band is marching toward its Rose Parade appearance next year, with a kickoff event set for tonight. Photo courtesy of Allison Nelson

MIHS band kicks off Rose Parade preparations

The band will host a celebration in the MIHS commons amphitheater tonight at 5 p.m.

  • Mar 29, 2018
The Mercer Island High School band is marching toward its Rose Parade appearance next year, with a kickoff event set for tonight. Photo courtesy of Allison Nelson

Mercer Island Orangetheory to host anniversary party

The celebration will from 4-6 p.m. on March 30.

  • Mar 29, 2018
‘Let’s Go Orange’. Art courtesy of the Northwest Watercolor Society

Watercolor Society hosts annual Open Exhibition

Fifty-six artists from nine countries and 31 US states chosen from 352 entries.

  • Mar 28, 2018
‘Let’s Go Orange’. Art courtesy of the Northwest Watercolor Society

Author Cheryl Strayed answers questions on PCT ‘bro’ culture, ‘Gilmore Girls’ and more

The Oprah’s Book Club author is best known for her memoir “Wild.”

Keynote speaker and author Cheryl Strayed spoke of her own struggles and how she got through them at the Youth Eastside Services’ 50th anniversary Invest In Youth breakfast. Photo courtesy of Phillip Johnson

‘Wild’ author Cheryl Strayed shares story of abuse, addiction and heartbreak at Youth Eastside Services breakfast

The nonprofit hopes to raise $790,000 as they celebrate 50 years in 2018.

Keynote speaker and author Cheryl Strayed spoke of her own struggles and how she got through them at the Youth Eastside Services’ 50th anniversary Invest In Youth breakfast. Photo courtesy of Phillip Johnson

‘Living with Others in a World of Diverse Beliefs’

Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside offers an Interfaith Dinner Dialogue on April 22.

  • Mar 26, 2018

MI Funny Farm welcomes baby pony

Zara, who arrived mid-March, is the first foal to be born on the Mercer Island equestrian property.

Mercer Island to host Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt

The city will host two egg hunts, for younger and older kids, on March 31.

  • Mar 23, 2018

Rose Parade prep begins now for Mercer Island High School band

The band will host a kick-off celebration on March 29.

Photo courtesy of the City of Mercer Island

Outstanding Student Award scholarships are available for Mercer Island students

The scholarships are sponsored by the Mercer Island Masonic Lodge #297.

  • Mar 20, 2018
Photo courtesy of the City of Mercer Island

Four MIHS graduates to be honored with Pathfinder Awards at Breakfast of Champions

The 2018 awardees are Dawn Bennett (‘82), Mary Lindquist (‘67), Marty Lott (‘68) and Joel McHale (‘91).

  • Mar 15, 2018

75th Mercer Island Directory to be mailed this week

Mailing day volunteers can meet at the Presbyterian Church at 9 a.m. on March 16.

  • Mar 13, 2018

Youth Theatre Northwest’s latest show opens this weekend

YTN presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” from March 9–April 1 on Mercer Island.

  • Mar 9, 2018