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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

MIHS Class of ’68 are 68

Islanders get together for 50th class reunion.

Totem pole donated to Covenant Shores

A longtime Mercer Island resident carved the pole in 1992.

  • Aug 30, 2018

Emmanuel Church welcomes new rector

The first church on Mercer Island is entering a new phase in its history.

Elk around town | Eye on MI

A local resident recently spotted an elk around Mercer Island.

  • Aug 27, 2018

Aggressive owls in Pioneer Park, city of Mercer Island warns

Owls have a distinctive call described as sounding like “Who-cooks-for-you, who-cooks-for-you-all?”

  • Aug 24, 2018

Mercer Island celebrates Women’s Equality Day along with final summer concert

The event, which also features a food truck rodeo, will take place at 5 p.m. on Aug. 24.

  • Aug 23, 2018
There will be another chance to meet the winemakers at this year’s Art Uncorked, to be held Sept. 9 in Town Center. Katie Metzger/file photo

Art Uncorked returns to Mercer Island for fifth year

Annual festival will gathers community through art, wine and music Sept. 7.

There will be another chance to meet the winemakers at this year’s Art Uncorked, to be held Sept. 9 in Town Center. Katie Metzger/file photo

Mercer Island police, neighbors unite for National Night Out

The city of Mercer Island hosted the city’s 10th annual National Night Out on Aug. 7. This year marked the 35th year of National Night… Continue reading

  • Aug 16, 2018

Professional organizers write guide to ‘declutter and thrive’

Denise Allan and Vlasta Hillger of Simplify Experts collaborate to help others get organized.

Volunteers help Lakeridge’s community garden with summer harvest

Food grown in the garden will be donated to the MIYFS Food Pantry.

‘Hometown Hero’ fights cancer with community support

Firefighter, volunteer and “rad dad” Kirk Robinson is battling metastatic melanoma.

New artist to be featured in next First Friday Art Walk

“Wabi Sabi: Celebrating Uniqueness” features new works on Aug. 3.

  • Aug 2, 2018

Pixie Hill Preschool announces new director

New Pixie Hill Preschool director to continue teaching

  • Aug 1, 2018
Mercer Island High School celebrates 60-year reunion. Photos by David Matsui.

MIHS celebrates inaugural class after 60 years

The MIHS class of 1958 celebrate reunion in 50s-themed drive-in and museum in Kingston.

Mercer Island High School celebrates 60-year reunion. Photos by David Matsui.

Mercer Island Farmers Market to thank supporters, sponsors at garden party

The second annual event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Aljoya.

  • Jul 30, 2018

Update: Let’s go fly a kite at Mercerdale Park event canceled

Studio 904 and Great Winds Kite Company were planning to help people build and fly kites on July 29.

Award-winning author group to visit Island Books

Mercer Island’s independent bookstore will host Seattle7Writers on July 29.

Measles, it’s never too late to get vaccinated

The summer is a great time to get outdoors and have fun; don’t let measles ruin your plans.

  • Jul 25, 2018