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Mercer Island galleries to feature Russian, Persian art at First Friday event | Arts briefs

Galleries to feature Russian, Persian art at First Friday event Clarke and Clarke Art and Artifacts and Suzanne Zahr’s SZ Gallery will feature unique exhibits… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017

Mercer Island celebrates Halloween

The Mercer Island community hosts many Halloween events, including the festive Pumpkin Walk, trick or treating at Mercer Island businesses and a food drive in… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017

Island Synagogue to host event on history, marriage

Island Synagogue will host a conversation with Islanders Michael and Dr. Diane Medved on “recognizing God’s hand in history, your marriage, and more” from 7-8… Continue reading

  • Nov 1, 2017

Mercer Island High School drama to present ‘9 to 5: The Musical’

Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. “9 to 5: The… Continue reading

  • Oct 31, 2017

Musicians take the field for All Island Band Night

All Island Band Night featured more than 800 musicians from bands at the elementary schools, Islander Middle School and Mercer Island High School on Oct.… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2017

Owl spotting | Eye on MI

Emily Kahan and her family recently spotted this stunning owl along 53rd Place on Mercer Island. Submit your photos of amazing people, places and things… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

YTN presents ‘The Halloween Detective’ on Mercer Island

Mercer Island’s Youth Theatre Northwest presents “The Halloween Detective” from Oct. 22-30 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Shows run Saturdays starting at 10 a.m. with last… Continue reading

  • Oct 27, 2017

Mercer Island yoga workshop to benefit India’s Shanti Bhavan, educational nonprofit

Vinceya Edwin used to live in a thatched house with dry coconut leaves and logs that acted as a roof. When it rained, water would… Continue reading

Rain doesn’t dampen spirits at Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk

Despite the wet weather, a “gourd” time was had by all at Mercer Island’s second annual Pumpkin Walk on Oct. 21. Participants — mostly wearing… Continue reading

Mercer Island Historical Society, library to present two events on Washington’s past

The Mercer Island Library and Mercer Island Historical Society are presenting two events in early November that detail important moments in Washington history. “Waterway: The… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2017

Mercer Islander becomes ‘pilgrim au pain’

Washington women welcome visitors to France with bread baking classes.

Mercer Island Directory celebrates 75 years of publication

Are you familiar with a small square book that says Mercer Island Directory? If you live on the Island and have a telephone number listed… Continue reading

  • Oct 13, 2017

Mercer Island band boosters to host fundraiser on Oct. 28

A unique and popular fundraiser supporting Mercer Island School District band programs returns Oct. 28. The fifth annual Band Together Celebration is a masquerade and… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Mercer Island Rotary Club announces October students of the month

Mercer Island High School seniors Jack Hassall and Paige Robertson were the Mercer Island Rotary Club’s students of the month for October. Hassall has a… Continue reading

  • Oct 12, 2017

Mercer Island High School celebrates homecoming with parade, football win

Mercer Island High School celebrated Homecoming on Oct. 6. Before the football team took on Redmond, the MIHS marching band, cheerleaders and class floats paraded… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2017

Mercer Island Library, Historical Society to host photo giveaway

The Mercer Island Historical Society, in cooperation with the Mercer Island Library and the Mercer Island Reporter, is making available hundreds of black-and-white photos that… Continue reading

  • Oct 6, 2017

Dahlias bring color, community to Covenant Shores campus

A dahlia farmer who used to sell bouquets for $1 per bunch now gives them away for free to residents of Covenant Shores, a retirement… Continue reading

MIHS Marching Band chosen for 2019 Rose Parade

The Mercer Island High School Marching Band has been selected to participate in the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California on New Year’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2017

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services to host open house, debut glass pumpkins

The city of Mercer Island and Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) Foundation invite the entire community into the halls of the historic Luther… Continue reading

  • Sep 29, 2017

Former Mercer Island mayor Merkle receives France’s ‘Chevalier’ award

Alan Merkle, longtime Mercer Island resident and former mayor, has been named the recipient of the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite by the government… Continue reading

  • Sep 21, 2017