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Mile-long traffic jams, bus crashes, a grim forecast ahead — things have been chaotic since snow hit Western Washington earlier this week. But for most of the kids in the region, snow just means a day off and some unbridled fun. Mercer Island Reporter photographer Chad Coleman caught a few kids taking advantage of the snow earlier today at Mercer Island's Homestead Field. Enjoy. Then get out in the snow.
Community Events, October 2014
Nearly half of American adults are regularly sleep-deprived, according to a Gallup poll that has been tracking people’s sleep habits for decades. Less than seven hours a night has become the rule rather than the exception, down by more than an hour since the 1940s. Especially those who are starting careers and young parents don’t get the amount...
Insufficient Calcium and Vitamin D intake during childhood and adolescence increases the risk of osteoporosis later in life, according to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Unfortunately, many youngsters don’t get enough of these important nutrients in their diet, and sedentary lifestyles and indoor activities like watching television or playing video games don’t help. Children...
Summer is over and it’s back to work, back to school, back to business as usual. Especially for us Americans, who labor longer hours and take fewer days off compared to the Europeans and even the notoriously industrious Japanese, being busy counts as normalcy, while leisure time is considered a luxury most can ill afford. “The only...
Former Islander Craig Leuthold and his wife, Vicki, walked away with top honors at the largest ever San Francisco International Wine Competition in late June.