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New exhibit opens at Mercer Gallery | Arts briefs

New exhibit opens at Mercer Gallery “On a Whim,” a new exhibit presented by the Mercer Gallery and Mercer Island Arts Council, will run July… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017

Covenant Shores features art by former Mercer Island mayor

Paintings by Bryan Cairns, a former mayor of Mercer Island and current resident of Covenant Shores, are currently being exhibited in the Lighthouse Gallery on… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2017

MIVAL hosts 43rd Junior Art Show, Summer Celebration tent

The Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) hosted its 43rd annual Junior Art Show, featuring art created by young Islanders in kindergarten through high school,… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2017

Mercer Island Farmers Market offers unique live music program

While many other Seattle-area farmers markets rely on acoustic buskers to provide ambiance for shoppers and spectators, the Mercer Island Farmers Market has invested time… Continue reading

Islanders parade into Summer Celebration

Islanders of all ages participated in the Summer Celebration parade on July 8. A weekend filled with fun activities, including boat rides, fireworks and a… Continue reading

Mercer Island Summer Celebration brings ‘out of this world’ fun

Mercer Island’s only community-wide festival, drawing crowds between 20,000-30,000, is held annually on the second full weekend in July and boasts a new theme each… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2017

Mercer Island students turn lemons into money for food pantry

Jens Aoyama and Jonathan Mak, second graders at Lakeridge Elementary, decided to host a lemonade and rice krispy treat stand in their driveway to raise… Continue reading

  • Jul 10, 2017

MIVAL Jr. show opens in Wells Fargo lobby

The Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) announced that the 43rd annual MIVAL Jr. Art Show during Summer Celebration is hung and ready for viewing… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2017

Covenant Shores employee in Mercer Island earns scholarship to continue education

Brian Vanderkooy was recently announced as a recipient of the Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC) Paul V. Peterson Scholarship. Vanderkooy earned $1,000 to continue pursuing his… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2017

Summer in bloom | Eye on MI

New Seasons floral designer Melissa Firestone hangs baskets of flowers outside the store on June 26. Submit your photos of amazing, people, places and things… Continue reading

  • Jun 29, 2017

Guests for tea | Eye on MI

A family gathering of seven eagles in a tree greeted Islander Sarah Edwards on a recent morning as she enjoyed a cup of tea on… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2017

Mercer Island School District celebrates Crest graduates

Crest Learning Center celebrated its graduates in a ceremony on June 7. Crest is part of Mercer Island High School, operating as the district’s alternative… Continue reading

  • Jun 27, 2017

Island Books to host Local Author Festival

It’s time again for the ever-popular Island Books Local Author Festival, to be held from 2-4 p.m. June 25. Attendees can meet and greet some… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2017

Mercer Island PTA Council honors programs, individuals

At the end of each school year, the Mercer Island PTA Council recognizes outstanding programs and individuals who contribute above and beyond to the district’s… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2017

Lakeridge garden club harvests community

Garden Club students at Lakeridge harvested their first round of donations for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services’ new refrigerated pantry on June 5, including… Continue reading

  • Jun 19, 2017

All-Island Track Meet tradition continues

Mercer Island athletes clashed at the 47th annual All-Island Track Meet June 9 at Mercer Island High School’s Islander Stadium. Students from Island Park, Lakeridge,… Continue reading

  • Jun 16, 2017

MIVAL Jr. to host 43rd annual Summer Celebration show

Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL), together with Wells Fargo Bank, is proud to announce the 43rd annual MIVAL Jr. Art Show during Summer Celebration.… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2017

Islander Middle School PTSA dedicates gator sculpture to co-principals

The Islander Middle School PTSA dedicated a gator sculpture to the IMS co-principals, Mary Jo Budzius and Aaron Miller. The plaque thanks them for their… Continue reading

  • Jun 15, 2017

Mercer Island Arts Council issues call for mural artists

The Mercer Island Arts Council is looking for an artist to design and paint a mural on an outdoor wall located on West Mercer Way,… Continue reading

  • Jun 9, 2017

Eye on MI | Red, blue and white wisteria

Barbara Crawford snapped a photo at the Mercer Island Fire Station of a white wisteria in full bloom, and the U.S. flag in the background,… Continue reading

  • Jun 7, 2017