Life

Mercer Island moms share wisdom through new book

Three Wise Moms serves as a guide to life.

Local students accepted into the WAS summer residency

The Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) Program provides opportunities for students to explore STEM.

  • May 18, 2018
Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island School District

MIHS senior named U.S. Presidential Scholar

Dana Berejka is one of two students from Washington to be selected.

  • May 17, 2018
Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island School District
Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

Farmers Market opens June 3

The market will run from June 3 to Oct. 7.

  • May 17, 2018
Photo courtesy of the city of Mercer Island

MIHS ranked among nation’s best high schools

U.S. News and World Report awards Mercer Island High School with a gold medal ranking.

  • May 16, 2018
Troop 457 and 647’s newest Eagle Scouts are (from left) Henry Weiker, Graeme Stoney, Scott McLellan, Nathaniel Nichol, and Connor Hanson.

Mercer Island city council recognizes local Eagle Scouts

Scouts from Troop 457 and 647 will be recognized on the May 15 city council meeting.

  • May 15, 2018
Troop 457 and 647’s newest Eagle Scouts are (from left) Henry Weiker, Graeme Stoney, Scott McLellan, Nathaniel Nichol, and Connor Hanson.
Becky Nadeson. Headshot courtesy of Coldwell Banker Bain

Coldwell Banker Bain raises nearly $2 million for local program

Islander Becky Nadeson is a broker who contributed nearly $8,000.

  • May 14, 2018
Becky Nadeson. Headshot courtesy of Coldwell Banker Bain
Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island School District

Local teachers achieve National Board Certification

Five Mercer Island School District teachers were honored.

  • May 14, 2018
Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island School District

Wellman to serve on new Washington State Women’s Commission

The new commission was created with the passage of House Boll 2759.

  • May 11, 2018
Photos courtesy of Two Men and a Truck

Local movers’ campaign benefits domestic violence survivors on Mother’s Day

The Eastside’s Two Men and a Truck franchise celebrates mothers with the Movers for Moms campaign.

Photos courtesy of Two Men and a Truck

Mercer Island graduating seniors reunite with kindergarten teacher

Marilyn O’Neill reminisces with last class to leave the Island.

Promotional image courtesy of Youth Theatre Northwest

‘O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!’

Youth Theatre Northwest presents “Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There”.

  • May 7, 2018
Promotional image courtesy of Youth Theatre Northwest

Mercer Island student to volunteer in Montana Blackfeet

Megan VanDerZanden will travel to Montana Blackfeet, with VISIONS Service Adventures this summer.

  • May 7, 2018

Mercer Island releases Spring Recycling Event statistics

Mercer Island goes green by recycling a total of 66,308 pounds of discarded material.

  • May 4, 2018
Linda Anchondo asks Junior Naturalist Laura Drake (in foreground) to explain how to identify Trilliums to Native Plant Garden Tour participants. Photo courtesy of Patrick Daugherty

Surprises abound in the Native Plant Garden

The next Junior Naturalist Program is scheduled for May 19.

  • May 2, 2018
Linda Anchondo asks Junior Naturalist Laura Drake (in foreground) to explain how to identify Trilliums to Native Plant Garden Tour participants. Photo courtesy of Patrick Daugherty
The Ensign Youth Chorus sing with the Ensign Symphony & Choir which performs in Benaroya Hall. The choir will also sing at the prayer for peace event. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Local churches join together in prayer for peace

The Mercer Island Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints organized the event for May 3.

The Ensign Youth Chorus sing with the Ensign Symphony & Choir which performs in Benaroya Hall. The choir will also sing at the prayer for peace event. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

MIVAL hosts inaugural ‘Arts Boost’

The event will support local high school artists and the 2018 MIVAL Scholarship Program.

  • May 1, 2018
Mercer Island Senior Golfers pose on the green. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department

Golfing benefits for a lifetime

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department’s Senior Golf program offers outdoor sport activity.

  • Apr 30, 2018
Mercer Island Senior Golfers pose on the green. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department
Photo courtesy of Carol Mahoney

Mercer Island local thanks therapy pets

April 30 is National Therapy Animal Day.

  • Apr 30, 2018
Photo courtesy of Carol Mahoney

City to conduct door-to-door pet license canvassing

Canvassers will go door-to-door in neighborhoods south of Southeast 40th St. next week.

  • Apr 27, 2018