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Author Cheryl Strayed answers questions on PCT ‘bro’ culture, ‘Gilmore Girls’ and more

The Oprah’s Book Club author is best known for her memoir “Wild.”

Keynote speaker and author Cheryl Strayed spoke of her own struggles and how she got through them at the Youth Eastside Services’ 50th anniversary Invest In Youth breakfast. Photo courtesy of Phillip Johnson

‘Wild’ author Cheryl Strayed shares story of abuse, addiction and heartbreak at Youth Eastside Services breakfast

The nonprofit hopes to raise $790,000 as they celebrate 50 years in 2018.

Keynote speaker and author Cheryl Strayed spoke of her own struggles and how she got through them at the Youth Eastside Services’ 50th anniversary Invest In Youth breakfast. Photo courtesy of Phillip Johnson

‘Living with Others in a World of Diverse Beliefs’

Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside offers an Interfaith Dinner Dialogue on April 22.

  • Mar 26, 2018

MI Funny Farm welcomes baby pony

Zara, who arrived mid-March, is the first foal to be born on the Mercer Island equestrian property.

Mercer Island to host Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt

The city will host two egg hunts, for younger and older kids, on March 31.

  • Mar 23, 2018

Rose Parade prep begins now for Mercer Island High School band

The band will host a kick-off celebration on March 29.

Photo courtesy of the City of Mercer Island

Outstanding Student Award scholarships are available for Mercer Island students

The scholarships are sponsored by the Mercer Island Masonic Lodge #297.

  • Mar 20, 2018
Photo courtesy of the City of Mercer Island

Four MIHS graduates to be honored with Pathfinder Awards at Breakfast of Champions

The 2018 awardees are Dawn Bennett (‘82), Mary Lindquist (‘67), Marty Lott (‘68) and Joel McHale (‘91).

  • Mar 15, 2018

75th Mercer Island Directory to be mailed this week

Mailing day volunteers can meet at the Presbyterian Church at 9 a.m. on March 16.

  • Mar 13, 2018

Youth Theatre Northwest’s latest show opens this weekend

YTN presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” from March 9–April 1 on Mercer Island.

  • Mar 9, 2018

Mercer Island students cut loose with Dr. Seuss

Schools had festivities for Read Across America Day, held each year on March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

  • Mar 6, 2018

Covenant Shores unveils metallic mermaid sculpture

Dr. Kevin Au donated the art piece to the Mercer Island retirement community.

  • Mar 5, 2018

Family of Island artists featured in MIVAL’s March show

Art by Marianne, Eddie and Anna Bond will be on display from March 1 to April 1.

  • Feb 27, 2018

Island orchestra students perform Disney classics and beyond

Songs from “Small World” to “Star Wars” were featured at the Disney and Dessert fundraising concert.

Three Islanders achieve Eagle Scout rank

All three boys have been in Boys Scouts and serving the Mercer Island community for many years.

  • Feb 21, 2018

Annual Mercer Island half marathon set for March 18

The 46th annual Rotary Run may cause temporary road closures and traffic delays.

  • Feb 21, 2018

Mercer Island students cultivate kindness

A Kindness Tree was created at Northwood Elementary to recognize compassionate acts.

  • Feb 14, 2018

Mercer Island retirees get into Olympic spirit

Covenant Shores residents and staff have been participating in their own Olympic Games this week.

  • Feb 14, 2018

Mercer Island legislators to host Town Hall

In other community news, there’s a dance on Friday and city offices will be closed Monday.

  • Feb 13, 2018

Mercer Island dog wins Sunrise Pet of the Year contest

Moose, who was adopted by the assisted living community last year, beat 61 other pets for the award.

  • Feb 8, 2018