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Covenant Shores employee in Mercer Island earns scholarship to continue education

Brian Vanderkooy was recently announced as a recipient of the Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC) Paul V. Peterson Scholarship. Vanderkooy earned $1,000 to continue pursuing his… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2017

Summer in bloom | Eye on MI

New Seasons floral designer Melissa Firestone hangs baskets of flowers outside the store on June 26. Submit your photos of amazing, people, places and things… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2017

Guests for tea | Eye on MI

A family gathering of seven eagles in a tree greeted Islander Sarah Edwards on a recent morning as she enjoyed a cup of tea on… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2017

Mercer Island School District celebrates Crest graduates

Crest Learning Center celebrated its graduates in a ceremony on June 7. Crest is part of Mercer Island High School, operating as the district’s alternative… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2017

Island Books to host Local Author Festival

It’s time again for the ever-popular Island Books Local Author Festival, to be held from 2-4 p.m. June 25. Attendees can meet and greet some… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2017

Mercer Island PTA Council honors programs, individuals

At the end of each school year, the Mercer Island PTA Council recognizes outstanding programs and individuals who contribute above and beyond to the district’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2017

Lakeridge garden club harvests community

Garden Club students at Lakeridge harvested their first round of donations for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services’ new refrigerated pantry on June 5, including… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2017

All-Island Track Meet tradition continues

Mercer Island athletes clashed at the 47th annual All-Island Track Meet June 9 at Mercer Island High School’s Islander Stadium. Students from Island Park, Lakeridge,… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2017

MIVAL Jr. to host 43rd annual Summer Celebration show

Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL), together with Wells Fargo Bank, is proud to announce the 43rd annual MIVAL Jr. Art Show during Summer Celebration.… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2017

Islander Middle School PTSA dedicates gator sculpture to co-principals

The Islander Middle School PTSA dedicated a gator sculpture to the IMS co-principals, Mary Jo Budzius and Aaron Miller. The plaque thanks them for their… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2017

Mercer Island Arts Council issues call for mural artists

The Mercer Island Arts Council is looking for an artist to design and paint a mural on an outdoor wall located on West Mercer Way,… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2017

Eye on MI | Red, blue and white wisteria

Barbara Crawford snapped a photo at the Mercer Island Fire Station of a white wisteria in full bloom, and the U.S. flag in the background,… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2017

Eye on MI | Baby birds in Luther Burbank

Duke Coonrad captured pictures of three day-old killdeer chicks on May 29 in Luther Burbank Park. Submit your photos of amazing, people, places and things… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2017

Island Youth Ballet presents ‘Excerpts from Cinderella’

Island Youth Ballet’s “Excerpts from Cinderella” continues an Island tradition this weekend with a springtime ballet full of hope and magic. The performances are at… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2017

Dunham scholarship ceremony honors graduating women from Mercer Island, Rainier Beach High Schools

By Clare Meeker Special to the Reporter On May 20, the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund held its 8th Annual Scholarship Award Ceremony at the… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2017

Mercer Island Girl Scouts volunteer time, cookies to homeless

On Memorial Day, Girl Scouts from Cadette Troop 44297 of Mercer Island took 120 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the Bread of Life Mission… Continue reading

  • Jun 6, 2017

15 MIHS students qualify for state music contest

Fifteen music students from Mercer Island High School qualified to participate at the WIAA State Solo and Ensemble Contest held at Central Washington University. Twelve… Continue reading

  • May 26, 2017

Jewish holiday of Shavuot to be celebrated on Mercer Island with ‘dairy flair’

Chabad Mercer Island is hosting an Experience Shavuot Celebration at 6:30 p.m. on May 31 at the Shorewood Heights Club House, according to a press… Continue reading

  • May 25, 2017

Mercer Island students pedal to class for Bike to School Day

Mercer Island Police Department officers were at West Mercer Elementary on May 10 for a bike rodeo and to kick off “Bike to School Day.”… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2017

SIFF to feature Islander’s documentary ‘Crazywise’

Islander Phil Borges has always been interested in telling stories. From a student interviewing people on the streets in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district to a… Continue reading