Dresses for others" successes

Get into those closets and dust off once-worn prom dresses and bridal gowns. The month of February, the National Charity League, Evergreen Chapter, is hosting a dress drive for Cinderella's Trunk. Dresses, tuxedos, purses and other accessories, will be given to party-goers in need. Drop off dresses at Four Seasons' Dry Cleaners, 3051 78th Ave. S.E., Corry's CO2 Dry Cleaners, 3006 78th Ave. S.E., or the Mercer Island High School counseling office. For pick-up service, call Cynthia at 236-1071.

On stage

Check out the drama ``The Sea Horse,'' by Edward J. Moore. The Island Players theatrical troupe performs this somewhat tragic story of a tavern owner married to an abusive husband. Islander and director Irv Zimmer is no stranger to the stage. He has plays such as ``Our Town,'' ``The Odd Couple,'' ``The King and I'' and ``The Misanthrope'' under his belt. You can see ``The Sea Horse'' at Youth Theatre Northwest, Feb. 4-5 and Feb. 10-12. For tickets and information, call 339-7785 or e-mail

Blind date

Calling all who are searching for love: The Mercer High Times wants to continue its ``Blind Date'' tradition again this year by finding willing participants to go on a blind date sometime in the next few weeks. The Mercer High Times will pay for food, transportation and activities. Contact Jamie Prescott, Caitlyn Olson or Eddie Carden by e-mail at if you're desperate!

Anatomically local

``Grey's Anatomy,'' a new hospital drama set in Seattle will air Monday nights at 10 p.m. on KOMO in the near future. In this drama, Mercer Island will be represented in the setting and background shots. Four Youth Theatre Northwest production posters, from ``A Midsummer Night's Dream,'' ``Stuart Little,'' ``You can't take it with you'' and ``Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse,'' can ge seen by sharp-eyed viewers.

Moms helping moms

The Women's Endowment Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, awarded a grant of $4,000 to the Stroum Jewish Community Center (JCC) and its community partners to help fund the JCC Parenting Center's Mom2Mom Program for another year. The program supports new mothers during the critical first months after the baby arrives, through personal contact with a volunteer ``mentor mom.''

The good neighbor

TransNation Title Company, on Mercer Island, was recently nominated for Spirit of Caring's ``best new campaign'' award. Spirit of Caring Awards honor individuals and companies that show an outstanding commitment to make the community a better place. Award presentations begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at Qwest Field's West Club Lounge, 800 Occidental Ave. S.

A reception at 6 p.m. will kick off the event. To attend, call 461-6934 or visit the Web site at

Nicole Meoli can be reached at

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