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Mercer Island library to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day with art exhibit

The Mercer Island Library will show an art exhibition of Maria Frank Abrams’ works in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) from April 1-30.… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2017

Mercer Island firefighters award middle school student for bravery

The Mercer Island Fire Department presented local student Caroline Crow with a Fire Chief’s coin and a certificate on March 21, in recognition of her… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2017

Chabad Mercer Island to host community Passover Seder

Few Jewish holidays evoke the same warm sentiments as Passover. Memories of family and friends gathered as the four cups of wine are poured, the… Continue reading

  • Mar 24, 2017

Mercer Island’s Reading Raccoons place third in regional competition

The Lakeridge Elementary Reading Raccoons represented Mercer Island at the Regional Global Reading Challenge on March 13, placing third. The team members are Isabel Peng,… Continue reading

  • Mar 23, 2017

Mercer Island Rotary Run results: Top finishers and Mercer Island half finishers

Following are the top 20 finishers in each distance and a report of all Mercer Island resident half marathon finishers. Top 20 half marathon run… Continue reading

  • Mar 20, 2017

Mercer Island’s Youth Theatre Northwest hosts annual gala

About 230 guests attended Youth Theatre Northwest’s fundraising gala March 4 at the historic Washington Hall in Seattle, helping raise $166,746. The evening featured host/emcee… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2017

Mercer Island Chamber celebrates changing of the guard

More than 70 members of the Mercer Island business community attended a reception Thursday to send off retiring Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Terry Moreman… Continue reading

Island Park students visit Tent City 3

A group of Island Park Elementary third graders from Stephanie John-Lewis’ class learned important lessons about homelessness and helping the community during a recent visit… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2017

Local author to share inspirational story at Island Books

Nine years ago, after being rendered quadriplegic from a bicycling accident, Islander James Osborne couldn’t touch his fingertips together. Now, he can walk (carefully), exercise,… Continue reading

Mercer Island High School students win programming contest

The Mercer Island High School team of Allen Bi, Chris Elliott and Jason Zhang won the novice category at the seventh annual Pacific Lutheran University… Continue reading

  • Mar 7, 2017

Mercer Island Arts Council launches online artist directory | Arts briefs

Arts Council launches online artist directory Historically, Mercer Island has been home to a large community of talented visual and performing artists and their supporters.… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2017

Music to my Mickey ears | Mercer Island orchestras host Disney-themed fundraiser

Islanders young and old gathered for the Disney and Dessert fundraiser on Feb. 26. The event was organized by Team O, the booster club for… Continue reading

  • Feb 28, 2017

Eye on MI | Dog days of winter

Islander Michele Vignieri and her rescue dog, Ziggy, take a rainy walk through Mercer Island Town Center on Feb. 15. They went to Mud Bay,… Continue reading

Mercer Island Triathlon training kicks off next week

The Mercer Island Triathlon team is kicking off its 19th season of “swim, bike, run and fun” next week. Islanders of all ages and ability… Continue reading

  • Feb 22, 2017

MIHS Wind Ensemble hosts concert before music conference

The Mercer Island High School Wind Ensemble will give a preview concert Thursday, Feb. 16 of their upcoming performance at the National Association for Music… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2017

‘Disney and Dessert’ fundraiser for Mercer Island orchestra students is Feb. 26

Mercer Island orchestra students will perform at the annual Disney and Dessert fundraiser at 2 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the Mercer Island High School… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2017

Covenant Shores features artist J. Craig Thorpe in Lighthouse Gallery

Nationally recognized local artist J. Craig Thorpe recently unveiled an exhibit at the Covenant Shores Lighthouse Gallery, which will last three months. The exhibit consists… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2017

‘Playful pup’ sculpture returns to Mercer Island park

After being stolen in the fall, the “Playful Pup” bronze sculpture was re-installed near the Lid Park on Jan. 26. The pup was cut off… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s First Thursday art walk is Feb. 2 | Community briefs

Celebrate at First Thursday event in Mercer Island At February’s First Thursday Art and Wine event, Islanders can celebrate Art with Heart at the SZ… Continue reading

  • Feb 2, 2017

Community gathers at Mercer Island Swing Dance

Hoping to bring neighbors together through music and swing moves, the Mercer Island Arts Council hosted a community dance with the Casey MacGill Band on… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2017