Life

Islanders share study abroad experiences from Russia, China, India

Two college juniors return to the U.S. after studying business and culture in BRIC countries.

Year in Review: Mercer Island sees major changes locally and nationally

2017 brought a new city manager, schools superintendent, residential code, I-90 lawsuit and more.

Mercer Island participates in Peace Pole project

Poles were raised at the SJCC and in Rotary Park on Dec. 20.

  • Dec 26, 2017

A quiet lake | Eye on MI

Submit your photos to editor@mi-reporter.com for the Reporters “Eye on MI” feature.

  • Dec 26, 2017

Republic Services offers tips to make holidays more environmentally friendly

The recycling and waste disposal company aims to help everyone to do their part this holiday season.

  • Dec 25, 2017

Mercer Island students learn about computer science with ‘Hour of Code’

The worldwide computer science event aims to teach young minds the basics of computer programming.

  • Dec 21, 2017

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ fan tracks down star’s home on Mercer Island

Donna Reed, who played Mary Hatch Bailey in Frank Capra’s 1946 film, lived on the Island in the 70s.

Mercer Island City Council bids adieu to longest-serving member

Dan Grausz retires after 18 years of service to the city.

Mercer Island schools organize holiday food drives

Donations benefitted families identified through the Youth and Family Services Foundation.

  • Dec 15, 2017

Friends of Youth helps youth, families improve self-sufficiency | Season of Giving

The Reporter highlights nonprofit organizations serving the Mercer Island community.

  • Dec 15, 2017

Young artists create holiday gifts at second MIVAL Jr winter workshop

The youth branch of the Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) launched last year.

  • Dec 14, 2017

YFS to give holiday trees to low income families on Mercer Island

Trees will be provided to 20 families who would not otherwise be able to afford one this year.

  • Dec 13, 2017

Youth and Family Services is sole full-service provider on Mercer Island | Season of Giving

The Reporter highlights nonprofit organizations serving the Mercer Island community.

  • Dec 13, 2017

Mercer Island Chamber celebrates the arts at holiday party with gift sale, carols

The Island business community ended 2017 with a celebration and collaborations with MIVAL, MIHS.

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services goes live to show importance of play

A panel of Mercer Island child development professionals will answer questions via Facebook.

  • Dec 11, 2017

YES is lifeline for kids coping with challenges | Season of Giving

The Reporter highlights nonprofit organizations serving the Mercer Island community.

  • Dec 7, 2017

Island Youth Ballet presents ‘Excerpts from the Nutcracker’

The show performs on Dec. 9-10, Dec. 15 and Dec. 17 at the SJCC.

  • Dec 7, 2017

Mercer Island elementary, high school students show off Spanish skills

The district’s elementary world language program is now in its second year.

Mercer Island High School student raises $16,000 for hurricane relief

Albert Lam was inspired to plan a pencil fundraiser for the Red Cross after Hurricane Harvey hit.

Foundation improves quality of life of people affected by Parkinson’s | Season of Giving

The Reporter highlights nonprofit organizations serving the Mercer Island community.

  • Dec 4, 2017