Life

Island Fine Arts Council received award

The Mercer Island school district honored the Fine Arts Advisory Council.

  • May 29, 2018

‘A Journey of Discovery’

Mercer Island Center for the Arts hosts Community Visioning Dialogue.

  • May 25, 2018

Russell rescue: Mercer Island Marine Patrol assists Seahawks quarterback

Island officers helped Russell Wilson out after his boat had mechanical issues.

  • May 24, 2018

Lakeridge K-Kids Club in Mercer Island helps homeless animals

Club donates more than $400 and 700 pet supplies to local shelter.

  • May 23, 2018
Photos courtesy of the Mercer Island Farmers Market

Farmers Market to open on June 3

The market is located at the intersection of Southeast 32nd St. and 77th Ave. Southeast.

  • May 23, 2018
Photos courtesy of the Mercer Island Farmers Market

90 years of giving to Seattle Children’s Hospital

The Orthopedic Guild of Mercer Island celebrates 90 years of operation.

  • May 22, 2018
Scouts from Troop 457 dig ditches to enhance the drainage above Mercerdale Park as part of Mark Mangino’s Eagle Project.

Local scouts improve Mercerdale Park

Scouts helped Mark Mangino with his Eagle scout project by doing hard labor in the park.

  • May 22, 2018
Scouts from Troop 457 dig ditches to enhance the drainage above Mercerdale Park as part of Mark Mangino’s Eagle Project.

Murray introduces new bill to combat child care cost

The bill would ensure families pay no more than seven percent of income toward child care

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MIVAL to host 2018 44th MIVAL Jr. Art Show

The event will again showcase the artistic talents of the young people on Mercer Island.

  • May 21, 2018
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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.