Food trends to keep – small, simple, fresh and healthy

Much has been reported on changing food and nutrition trends in recent years, and 2012 was no exception. Analysts agree: Americans want to eat more healthily.

Loving, and taking care of the skin you’re in

“Love the skin you’re in,” said Lisi Wolfe, local photographer. With New Year’s under our belt and our resolutions in full swing, most of us will break our resolution within the first week.

Mercer Island pair embraces ‘Tikum Olam’

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle’s annual Connections Brunch, set for Jan. 27, represents the largest gathering of Jewish women in the entire Northwest each year.

Mercer Island artists celebrate new Bellevue art gallery

Three members of the Mercer Island art community showcased their work with other local artists on Friday, Jan. 11 during a special opening of the Ryan James Gallery in Bellevue.

The Lord’s Day vs. game day

While church attendance in North America has been in decline for the past few decades, it would be ill-advised to suggest that worship is no longer a part of our culture. In light of the devotion that marks professional football fans this time of year, it would be safe to suggest our inbred worship instincts have simply been redirected.

  • Jan 14th, 2013

Local comedy returns with ‘The 206’

Kent, Mercer Island, Bellevue, Issaquah, Sammamish, Ellensburg, Enumclaw be warned — “The 206” is coming for you.

Finding God in “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Christmas came early for me this year. In April I was contacted by a publisher asking if I’d be interested in writing a book about a classic Christmas movie.

  • Dec 19th, 2012

‘Upright’ Islander writes, stars in one-woman show

'Murder Abbey,' a solo costume drama parody written and performed by Upright Citizens Brigade member, Kate Hess, is being performed in Los Angeles.

  • Dec 12th, 2012

How the ‘Inch’ stole reading

A cautionary holiday tale for Islander children with apologies to Dr. Seuss.

Chanukah – fry, fry again

Chanukah may not be the most sacred of the Jewish Holidays, but it is one of the more festive holidays. Chanukah is celebrated by Jews all over the world.

Right place at the right time for pioneering family’s wine

I was in the right place at the right time. When Dr. Carrie York, our family’s dentist, couldn’t use her reservations for a wine event at the University Women’s Club, I happily filled in for her.

Youth Theatre Northwest’s Haunted Forest is open

The theme of Youth Theatre Northwest’s annual Mercer Island Haunted Forest, which began last week, is 'Senseless.'

  • Oct 16th, 2012

Money, lots of it, shapes Chinese ‘expat’ schools

Mercer Island family looks back at experience in Beijing ‘expat’ schools.

  • Aug 21st, 2012

Sharing knowledge, passion this Father’s Day

Sitting in the Delta Lounge in the Atlanta airport with my mother and father, we were enjoying each other’s company for the last few moments before we departed to different corners of America.

Mercer Island Jazzers coming out to play

The Mercer Island Jazz Program will present a Summer Jazz Jam at the South End Starbucks Sunday, June 10 from 2-4 p.m.

A mother-in-law’s help in the ways of love and good food

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, my mind is racing with what should I write about. Of course, we mothers already know that we are loved, cherished, undervalued and over-worked.

Mother’s love delivered

In the summer of 1957, Isabel McMurray and her husband were on vacation in Chicago. They’d left their teenage son Scott at home in Decatur, Georgia.

  • May 8th, 2012

Youth Theatre performs ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Youth Theatre Northwest presents an exhilarating and fantastical adventure through time and space.

  • Apr 19th, 2012

MIHS drama to present ‘Our Town’ in May

The Mercer Island Drama Department will present their spring play this May: “Our Town.”

Beware of icebergs on life’s journey

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the day that most famous of all ships carried 1,522 people to their watery graves.

  • Apr 10th, 2012