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Chabad Mercer Island offers free, 30-minute Rosh Hashanah service

Rabbi Nissan Kornfeld of Chabad Mercer Island knows that to engage members of the tribe, one often needs to lower the barriers of entry, often… Continue reading

  • Sep 18, 2017

Mercer Island police provide car seat safety tips

Father-to-be Trevor Wong had questions about installing and using a car seat in his vehicle. Mercer Island Police Department officers Chase Hawley and Anna Ormsby,… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

Cascade Lodge Sons of Norway to help wildfire, hurricane victims

Cascade Lodge will host a swap meet and Swedish pancake breakfast to help raise donations for the victims of recent wildfires and hurricanes, and to… Continue reading

  • Sep 15, 2017

City of Mercer Island recognizes Flash Family award winner

At the Sept. 5 Mercer Island City Council meeting, Jack Sameshima was recognized for his leadership and sportsmanship in the senior community, receiving the Flash… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Mercer Island’s K-Kids donate money for leukemia research

Lakeridge’s 2016-17 K-Kids Club officers Oscar Hokanson, Piper Auld and Tyler Lowe presented Seattle Children’s Hospital with a donation of $4,623.66 on Sept. 6. The… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2017

Mercer Island Chamber gathers community with wine, art, music

The city and Chamber of Commerce shut down the streets in downtown Mercer Island once a year to host an event where people can drink… Continue reading

Three deer explore Mercer Island | Eye on MI

Islander Nancy Woo, who works as a sales director at local retirement community Covenant Shores, snapped this photo of three deer feeling at home in… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2017

Diving into fall | Eye on MI

Islander Middle School student Brooke Andrews, 12, dives into Lake Washington on the last evening of summer vacation. Submit your photos of amazing, people, places… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2017

Volunteers needed for annual statewide bicycle and pedestrian count

Last year, volunteers tallied about 75,000 bicyclists and pedestrians across the state during a three-day Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) bicycle and pedestrian count.… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

Mercer Island Schools Foundation presents $1.2 million check to district

The Mercer Island Schools Foundation (MISF) presented a $1.2 million check to the Mercer Island School District Board of Directors at its Aug. 24 meeting… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2017

Mercer Island’s annual Art Uncorked event returns Friday

Join fellow wine, art, music and food lovers at Mercer Island’s fourth annual Art Uncorked on Friday in the Greta Hackett Outdoor Sculpture Gallery. The… Continue reading

See new collections at Mercer Island’s First Friday art walk

SZ Gallery and Clarke and Clarke Art and Artifacts will host their First Friday art and wine events from 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 1. Clarke… Continue reading

Mercer Island students head back to school

Mercer Island School District students said goodbye to summer break and went back to school on Wednesday, Aug. 30. To prepare students for school, during… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2017

Mercer Island Farmers Market turns 10

Aug. 10, 2008 is an important date in the history of Mercer Island. On that Sunday, the first farmers market opened on the Island, thanks… Continue reading

  • Aug 17, 2017

Original Mercer Islander celebrates her 100th birthday

The oldest living original Islander celebrated her 100th birthday on Aug. 8. Ruth Mary Close was brought to Mercer Island after her birth in 1917,… Continue reading

Long-haul trucker to share stories at Island Books

Island Books will host Finn Murphy, author of “The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road,” from 6:30-8 p.m. on Aug. 21.… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2017

Doe and fawns traverse West Mercer Way | Eye on MI

Mercer Island resident Leigh Hardiman spotted this doe with her fawns on Aug. 1 in the 7300 block of West Mercer Way. Submit your photos… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2017

Blue Angels fly over Mercer Island during smoky Seafair

The Seattle area was covered with a blanket of smoke, caused by wildfires in Canada, during Seafair Weekend, but it didn’t stop the traditional activities… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s Adventure Playground inspires creativity in construction

Nestled in the forest of Deane’s Children’s Park is a one-of-a-kind play area that allows kids to create their own adventure. At Mercer Island’s Adventure… Continue reading

Mercer Island couple honored at YTN ‘Music Man’ performance

Youth Theatre Northwest (YTN) is honoring longtime Islanders Harold and Mary Fran Hill this weekend at a performance of “The Music Man Jr.” For their… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017