Two Mercer Island students, R. Grady Short and Thomas Short, placed fourth at a state math competition among 89 total teams.
The Mercer Island Police Department has experienced a recent increase in calls regarding solicitors going door-to-door to residences on Mercer Island, especially commercial salespeople selling products and services.
S.R. Schill & Associates will be hosting a financial open house, “It’s Your Money, Make It Work,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 16.
The Wild Waves Theme Park is open. Families are invited to bask in the sun and enjoy all 30 of the park’s rides and rollercoasters for only $9.99 per person through May 19.
Bill and Renee Christenson, of Mercer Island, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Jeff, to Christine Culkin, daughter of Brad and Laura Culkin, of Danville, Calif.
A Mercer Island student and flutist has been named a finalist in the 2013 Young Artist Awards, hosted by Classical King FM 98.1 and Seattle Chamber Music Society.
Over 10,000 children under age 3 are living in poverty in King County. Many families must choose between buying diapers and paying bills, as diapers are not covered by any government aid program, including food stamps and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) programs.
On Thursday, May 16, a special ‘Aging on the Rock’ forum will be held for Mercer Island seniors from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center.
The Stroum Jewish Community Center will host a “Jewish Dueling Pianos Revue” on Sunday, May 19, beginning at 4 p.m. The event will feature music performed by Cantor David Serkin-Poole and Peter Pundy, the music director, on two pianos.
A distraught mother duck next to a storm drain caught the attention of Debbie Friend, Paul Conrad and other residents of the Lakes neighborhood around noon on Friday, May 10. All 13 of the duck's newly hatched ducklings had fallen down the storm drain and were trapped.
Three Mercer Island residents are among recent graduates of the University of Portland.
Islander Allison Ross, a senior majoring in Comparative Literature/Cinema Studies and Classical Studies at the University of Washington, will premiere her play, “Will’s Last Writ,” a “gender-bending romantic farce exploring Bill Shakespeare’s concealed sexuality, written in the Bard’s voice.”
Families looking for a safe and convenient way to save for college have through May 31 to enroll in Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition Program (GET). After May 31, enrollment will be closed until the fall, when it will reopen at a higher price.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education recently announced that Lakeridge Elementary and Island Park Elementary have been awarded the Washington Overall Achievement Award given to the top five percent of schools in the elementary, middle and high school categories.
The Mercer Island Florist shop is filled to the brim with ideas for Mother’s Day gifts to celebrate all that moms do. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12.
Students at Mercer Island High School and members of the MIHS DECA chapter recently traveled to the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim.
The Mercer Island PTA Council is taking orders for Graduate Grams, the annual fundraiser for the Council’s Community Scholarship program that awards 30 college scholarships each year.
Northwest Yeshiva High School will be holding a food and dessert auction on Thursday, May 9, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at a private residence.
A total of 37 Mercer Island High School students took part in the Washington All-State solo and ensemble contest in late April.
Postal workers will deliver the mail and pick up food for the hungry on Saturday, May 11, in “Stamp Out Hunger,” the nation’s largest single-day food drive.