Islanders collaborated on this “community snowman project” in downtown Mercer Island, said Jay Gleason. The snowman was already on a mailbox, and Gary Umemoto added the hat, the face and the arms. Photo courtesy of Jay Gleason

Islanders collaborated on this “community snowman project” in downtown Mercer Island, said Jay Gleason. The snowman was already on a mailbox, and Gary Umemoto added the hat, the face and the arms. Photo courtesy of Jay Gleason

White Christmas on Mercer Island | Eye on MI

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

  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018 11:51am
  • Life

Snow covered the region starting on Dec. 24, giving Seattle its first “White Christmas” in nearly a decade.

Submit your photos of amazing, people, places and things around the Island to editor@mi-reporter.com for the Reporter’s “Eye on MI” feature.

Christmas Eve snowfall brought a few road closures but no power outages to Mercer Island, according to the police department. Maintenance crews were hard at work sanding and de-icing streets. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Police Department

Christmas Eve snowfall brought a few road closures but no power outages to Mercer Island, according to the police department. Maintenance crews were hard at work sanding and de-icing streets. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Police Department

Snow covered Mercer Island on Dec. 25. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Police Department

Snow covered Mercer Island on Dec. 25. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Police Department

Santa visited the Mercer Island Community Center on Dec. 8 for Parent’s Night Out. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation

Santa visited the Mercer Island Community Center on Dec. 8 for Parent’s Night Out. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island Parks and Recreation

More in Life

Three Islanders achieve Eagle Scout rank

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

Annual Mercer Island half marathon set for March 18

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

Mercer Island students cultivate kindness

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

Mercer Island legislators to host Town Hall

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

Mercer Island retirees get into Olympic spirit

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

Play at Mercer Island High School sets stage for sexual assault conversation

The student actors in ‘Good Kids,’ based on the 2012 Steubenville rape case, want to start a dialogue.

Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to keynote KCLS gala

The six-time NBA champion has written 12 books.

Covenant Shores in Mercer Island to unveil new art exhibit

Opening Jan. 25, the show features the work of Japanese Christian print artist Sadao Watanabe.

MIYFS announces Orthodontic Associates of Mercer Island as philanthropy award winner

Owner Dr. Kara McCulloch will be honored at the MIYFS annual breakfast on Feb. 7.

Mercer Island celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

City proclaims Jan. 15 as MLK Day, with the help of community groups dedicated to inclusivity.

Stanley Ann Dunham scholarship application period opens

Senior women at Mercer Island High School can apply for scholarship named after Barack Obama’s mom.

Mercer Island club encourages friendship among women | Season of Giving

The Reporter highlights nonprofit organizations serving the Mercer Island community.