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Mercer Island opens new playground at south playfields

New natural-style structures replace “Rainbow Park.”

The King County Library System invites locals to cool down

King County Libraries are air conditioned and an option for locals to stay cool during summer heat.

  • Jun 19, 2018

Community Juneteenth celebration set for June 24

The Juneteenth Celebration is the annual celebration of the end of slavery.

  • Jun 18, 2018

County Green Schools program recognizes MI schools

Two elementary schools, Islander Middle School and Mercer Island High School were recognized.

  • Jun 15, 2018

City celebrates Emergency Preparedness and Ham Radio day

The city of Mercer Island will be participating in ARRL Field Day on June 23 and 24.

  • Jun 13, 2018

Mercer Island High School graduates 360

The class of 2018 has eight valedictorians, all with perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

  • Jun 13, 2018
Photo courtesy of MIHS

Mercer Island High School students win at BioExpo

Nineteen students from MIHS won awards at the recent Student BioExpo.

  • Jun 12, 2018
Photo courtesy of MIHS
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Residential solar installation campaign launches

The installation initiative seeks to bring 60 to 80 new solar arrays to Mercer Island.

  • Jun 11, 2018
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Alliance of Eastside Agencies announces 2018 awards

Numerous Eastside Alliance members received awards for Outstanding Contribution in Human Services.

  • Jun 8, 2018
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island High School

MIHS team earns trophy at Destination Imagination Global Finals

“Syntax Folly” placed third at the finals in Knoxville Tenn., earning MIHS their first finals trophy.

  • Jun 7, 2018
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island High School
Lindsay Oliveira’s fourth grade class meets up with their pen pals at Aljoya for an end-of-the-year get together. Photos courtesy of Northwood Elementary

Northwood Elementary students visit pen pals at Aljoya

Lindsay Oliveira’s fourth grade class becomes pen pals with Aljoya residents each year.

  • Jun 6, 2018
Lindsay Oliveira’s fourth grade class meets up with their pen pals at Aljoya for an end-of-the-year get together. Photos courtesy of Northwood Elementary

Sunrise Senior living receives quality awards

Local communities won the award, including Sunrise of Bellevue, Bothell and Mercer Island.

  • Jun 5, 2018
Promotional poster courtesy of YES

‘13 Reasons Why to Have a Conversation With Your Child’

YES hosts a free, educational event on teen suicide prevention.

  • Jun 4, 2018
Promotional poster courtesy of YES

Mercer Island third grader dies from leukemia

Ewan Lill’s family is raising money for a promising immunotherapy treatment.

Wellman’s statewide tour focuses on school safety

On her tour, Lisa Wellman, D-Mercer Island, will visit all nine Educational Service Districts.

  • Jun 1, 2018

Nominations open for Flash Family Inspirational Award

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 22.

  • May 31, 2018
Pairs of work gloves hang in the Mercerdale Park Native Plant Garden, representing over 500 hours of labor donated by volunteers to restore, replant, maintain, and share this “secret garden” located north of the Skate Park, between a wetland and the paved Circular Path. Photo courtesy of Patrick Daugherty

Native Plant Garden hosts two weekend events

The two events will take place on June 2 and 3, both will start at 10 a.m.

  • May 30, 2018
Pairs of work gloves hang in the Mercerdale Park Native Plant Garden, representing over 500 hours of labor donated by volunteers to restore, replant, maintain, and share this “secret garden” located north of the Skate Park, between a wetland and the paved Circular Path. Photo courtesy of Patrick Daugherty

Mercer Island galleries to debut new exhibits at First Friday art events

The receptions will be held from 5-8 p.m. on June 1.

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Summer reading for all ages begins June 1 at KCLS Libraries

The “Libraries Rock!” programs help prevent school-aged youth from the academic “summer slide”.

  • May 30, 2018
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Island Fine Arts Council received award

The Mercer Island school district honored the Fine Arts Advisory Council.

  • May 29, 2018