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The Mercer Island High School Science Club members pose with a school flag. 

MIHS Science Club places at state tournament

Nine students placed within the top four in their events.

  • Apr 24, 2018
The Mercer Island High School Science Club members pose with a school flag. 

Covenant Shores celebrates Earth Day by going green

Carla Johnson, a representative from Republic Services, gave a lecture on the benefits of recycling.

  • Apr 23, 2018

Local church hosts Prayer for Peace event

The Mercer Island Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will welcome all faiths for the event.

  • Apr 20, 2018

Joyful! Noise Spring Concert: The Times, They Are A-Changin’

The concert features a 40-voice choir and four-piece band with performances on April 29 and May 6.

  • Apr 17, 2018
Laura Drake adopted these trillium plants for their protection. Photo courtesy of Linda Anchondo

Young naturalist adopts trillium in Native Garden

Laura Drake, 6, adopted trillium blossoms after participating in the Junior Naturalist Program.

  • Apr 16, 2018
Laura Drake adopted these trillium plants for their protection. Photo courtesy of Linda Anchondo

Stroum Jewish Community Center launches philanthropy program

The SJCC to launch a new teen philanthropy program called the Giving Initiative for Teens this year.

  • Apr 16, 2018

With renewed focus on sustainability, Mercer Island hosts Leap for Green Fair

The annual event started in 2008, as a celebration of Earth Day.

MIHS drama presents ‘The Servant of Two Masters’

The MIHS spring play will have showings in late April and early May.

  • Apr 12, 2018

Three teams qualify for Destination Imagination Global Finals

Destination Imagination is an educational challenge competition.

  • Apr 9, 2018
Photo courtesy of MIHS

MIHS broadcasters host and win State Radio Awards

KMIH 889 The Bridge sent 26 students to the podium to receive numerous awards.

  • Apr 9, 2018
Photo courtesy of MIHS

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