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Mercer Island High School radio broadcasters were honored with 20 national Golden Microphone awards for excellence. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island High School

Local school radio stars lauded

Mercer Island High Broadcasters Honored in New York The student broadcasters of KMIH-889 The Bridge earned accolades for excellence in broadcasting at the 79th annual… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2019
Mercer Island High School radio broadcasters were honored with 20 national Golden Microphone awards for excellence. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island High School
Photo courtesy of Roxanne Helleren 
                                Left to right, Bob Howell, Al Smallman, Alexander Raffetto, Johnny Therrell, John Kneepkens and Bob Welsh are planning to build a bird sanctuary on the Covenant Shores campus as part of an Eagle Scout project.

Mercer Island Boy Scout to build bird sanctuary

The 15-year-old will complete the project with the help of older Eagle Scouts.

Photo courtesy of Roxanne Helleren 
                                Left to right, Bob Howell, Al Smallman, Alexander Raffetto, Johnny Therrell, John Kneepkens and Bob Welsh are planning to build a bird sanctuary on the Covenant Shores campus as part of an Eagle Scout project.

A taste of my own medicine

Gratitude mindfulness helps see sun on horizon.

  • Mar 12, 2019

Global chef visits local retirement community on Mercer Island

Australian chef Steve Laybourn prepared kangaroo and alligator for the residents.

Bring your Garden into the Kitchen

Unlocking medicinal benefits from your own plants.

  • Mar 7, 2019

Mercer Island’s First Friday Art Walk is March 1

Four downtown galleries will be displaying exhibits and hosting events.

  • Mar 1, 2019
Jayne, Dan and Derek take a break to pose for a photo while building an igloo on Mercer Island. Photo courtesy of Meg Lippert

Very cool new construction goes unfinished

Igloo project on Mercer Island halted by rain.

  • Feb 27, 2019
Jayne, Dan and Derek take a break to pose for a photo while building an igloo on Mercer Island. Photo courtesy of Meg Lippert

Beavers are active in Mercer Island’s Luther Burbank Park

The city is working to protect both the beaver’s habitat and trees along the shoreline.

‘Disney and Dessert’ fundraiser set for March 3 on Mercer Island

The event raises money for instruments, music coaching, workshops and performance tours.

  • Feb 21, 2019

Islander recalls filming ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Meredythe Glass was an extra in the 1939 film, and is possibly the last surviving cast member.

Renowned organist to perform on the Island

Hyokyoung ‘Hannah’ Byun will give a solo concert at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church.

  • Feb 10, 2019

Motivation springs us to action

Maintaining New Years Resolution momentum through entire year.

  • Feb 10, 2019

Mercer Island Preschool Association wins 2019 MIYFS Philanthropy Award

MIPA has a strong partnership with the city, raising thousands each year for preschool scholarships.

Mercer Island school news in brief, Feb. 6, 2019

MIHS junior perfect ACT; Reception on Feb. 11

  • Feb 7, 2019
‘Defense Ninjas’ instructor Fauzia Lala and COO Kate Warady demonstrate how to break a wrist grab in a workout room at Redmond’s DaVinci Academy on Jan. 15. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Women become ninjas in local self defense classes

Instructor and Mercer Island resident Fauzia Lala aims to empower women to protect themselves.

‘Defense Ninjas’ instructor Fauzia Lala and COO Kate Warady demonstrate how to break a wrist grab in a workout room at Redmond’s DaVinci Academy on Jan. 15. Katie Metzger/staff photo

Mercer Island Art Walk is Friday, Saturday

Second opening added for month of February.

  • Feb 1, 2019
King County Library System (KCLS) is named the leading U.S. library with 4.8 million digital checkouts in 2018 for the fifth year in a row by Rakuten OverDrive. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook.

King County Library System exceeds 1 million digital checkouts in 2018

KCLS leads the record for the fifth year in a row

King County Library System (KCLS) is named the leading U.S. library with 4.8 million digital checkouts in 2018 for the fifth year in a row by Rakuten OverDrive. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook.
The Mercer Island City Council honored Kari Anderson (center) for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award at a council meeting in 2018. Also pictured is Jennifer Wright, MISD executive director of Learning Services (right) and Mayor Debbie Bertlin. Photo courtesy of Janet Piehl/Girl Scout Leader Troop 43142.

Eastside Girl Scouts earn Gold Awards

Girl Scout girls make a difference in their communities

The Mercer Island City Council honored Kari Anderson (center) for earning the Girl Scout Gold Award at a council meeting in 2018. Also pictured is Jennifer Wright, MISD executive director of Learning Services (right) and Mayor Debbie Bertlin. Photo courtesy of Janet Piehl/Girl Scout Leader Troop 43142.

See artists ‘in action’ on Mercer Island

Northwest Artists in Action will host a second pop-up demonstration on Feb. 2.

From left, keynote speaker the Rev. Harvey Drake, pastor of Emerald City Bible Fellowship in the Rainier Valley, poses for a photo with the 2019 winner of the Covenant Shores Spirit of Martin Luther King Award, Yosh Nakagawa. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos

Harvey Drake headlines MLK event

Covenant Shores held its annual Martin Luther King observance on Jan. 18

  • Jan 24, 2019
From left, keynote speaker the Rev. Harvey Drake, pastor of Emerald City Bible Fellowship in the Rainier Valley, poses for a photo with the 2019 winner of the Covenant Shores Spirit of Martin Luther King Award, Yosh Nakagawa. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos