Life

Mercer Island Rotary Club launches Music Mends Minds program

The goal is to help seniors with cognitive decline find community through music.

An Island resident points out that blossoms of the Vine Maple, the October “Plant of the Month,” provide nectar for hummingbirds. Photo courtesy of Meg Lippert

Residents learn about plants, birds through sign program

Sings are displayed as educational outreach of Concerned Citizens for Mercer Island Parks.

  • Oct 11, 2018
An Island resident points out that blossoms of the Vine Maple, the October “Plant of the Month,” provide nectar for hummingbirds. Photo courtesy of Meg Lippert

New course tackles tough questions at Chabad Mercer Island

The six-course sessions will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Chabad Mercer Island.

  • Oct 11, 2018
Sergeant Steve Woodward, left, and Commander Paul Herrera salute the flag during the ceremony. Olivia Sullivan/Federal Way Mirror

Vietnam veterans receive overdue welcome home

Vietnam veterans share their stories of sacrifice.

  • Oct 10, 2018
Sergeant Steve Woodward, left, and Commander Paul Herrera salute the flag during the ceremony. Olivia Sullivan/Federal Way Mirror
Detective Bobby Jira (left) and Cpl. David Canter (Right) pose with Nate Palmer and Juno (Center) after a successful rescue. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Police and Emergency Management Facebook page

Island Marine Patrol save man, his dog in Lake Washington

Two officers successfully rescued a Seattle man and his dog from Lake Washington.

Detective Bobby Jira (left) and Cpl. David Canter (Right) pose with Nate Palmer and Juno (Center) after a successful rescue. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Police and Emergency Management Facebook page
(From left) Mercer Island firefighters Lt. Ray Austin, Dan Jackson, Alec Munro and Lt. Steve McCoy pose for a picture in their pastel pink breast cancer awareness shirts. Photo courtesy of Ray Austin

Local firefighters raise funds, awareness for breast cancer

Mercer Island firefighters will run a breast cancer awareness and research fundraising campaign.

(From left) Mercer Island firefighters Lt. Ray Austin, Dan Jackson, Alec Munro and Lt. Steve McCoy pose for a picture in their pastel pink breast cancer awareness shirts. Photo courtesy of Ray Austin

Cirque du Soleil dazzles audience with new ‘VOLTA’ show

‘VOLTA’ introduces electronic music and BMX biking to tell story with universal theme.

Nature is important health influence

Even though we live in a completely temperate climate, rain often keeps patients indoors

  • Oct 8, 2018
Superintendent Donna Colosky, left, administers the oath of office to Mercer Island High School student Caroline Atkinson, middle, as fellow student representative Meghana Kakubal, right, looks on. Atkinson and Kakubal are the first student representatives on the Mercer Island School Board. They took the oath at a Sept. 13 school board meeting. As nonvoting student representatives, Atkinson and Kakubal will attend the first regular board meeting of each month and report on student activities around the school district. Photo courtesy of Craig Degginger,communications coordinator for Mercer Island School District.

Students represented at district board meetings

The nonvoting students will attend the first board meeting monthly to report on student activities

  • Oct 8, 2018
Superintendent Donna Colosky, left, administers the oath of office to Mercer Island High School student Caroline Atkinson, middle, as fellow student representative Meghana Kakubal, right, looks on. Atkinson and Kakubal are the first student representatives on the Mercer Island School Board. They took the oath at a Sept. 13 school board meeting. As nonvoting student representatives, Atkinson and Kakubal will attend the first regular board meeting of each month and report on student activities around the school district. Photo courtesy of Craig Degginger,communications coordinator for Mercer Island School District.

Mercer Island City Council votes to endorse I-631

The initiative would enact a carbon emissions fee on large emitters.

MIYFS to celebrate 30 years by sharing 30 stories

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services to share anecdotes at its Annual Breakfast on Feb. 13, 2019.

Mercer Island mural complete

Art “encapsulates” the beauty of nature on the island.

Mercer Island students make UW Dean’s List

Dean’s List for spring 2018

  • Sep 20, 2018

Artistic back to school tradition continues at Mercer Island High School

Parents of seniors decorated their parking spaces with chalk for their last first day of school.

  • Sep 20, 2018

Young Islander meets Seahawk inspiring kids with limb deficiencies

Rookie Shaquem Griffin is changing the game as the first one-handed player in the NFL.

Mercer Island students head back to class

School district shares ‘First Day of School’ photos.

  • Sep 7, 2018

Local celebrations to be held for Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi to blow Shofar at locations throughout Mercer Island on Jewish New Year.

  • Sep 7, 2018

Colorful vignettes from ‘Around the Island’ grace MIVAL Gallery this month

A new show by Mercer Island artist Pat Howie will be on display through Sept. 28.

  • Sep 7, 2018

Solemates: Banishing boredom one step at a time

Solemates is a walking group that is offered as a senior program through the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department.

  • Sep 6, 2018