There's a lot to look forward to at Mercer Island's Summer Celebration, from the community parade to fireworks at Luther Burbank. But one of the beloved events by Islanders young and old will be taking place during the downtown festival: the Mercer Island Car Show.
A new juried art show, "Summer Showcase," runs July 25 to Sept. 9 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center (MICEC). The show features four local artists: Pamela K. Beer, Tony Halstead, Marsha Karr and Fiona K. Lau.
The Rotary Club of Mercer Island welcomed its new club president, Bruce Fletcher, on July 1.
For over 30 years, Youth Theatre Northwest has served youth from the Puget Sound region with high-quality arts education, producing dynamic theatre for thousands of families, introducing young audiences to the magic of the performing arts while inspiring developing actors with the thrill of live performance.
New Seasons Market hosted a day of one-on-one meetings between its buyers and prospective vendors from the Puget Sound area on July 13.
Mercer Island's Adventure Playground, sponsored by JayMarc Homes, is a one-of-a-kind play area that allows kids to create their own play adventure.
J. Stephen Funk wasn't always an author, though his second career was inspired by his first. He spent 48 years as a trial attorney in King County.
The Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) hosted the 42nd annual Junior Art Show, featuring art created by Islanders in kindergarten through high school, during last weekend's annual Summer Celebration event.
Seattle's popular summertime Pianos in the Parks program is making a return engagement this month. Each day — from July 8 through July 17 — a special piano will appear at a local park, waiting to be played for one day only. Then another piano, at another park.
The Islander Middle School parking area and loop drive off 84th Avenue Southeast will be closed through late August, the Mercer Island School District announced in a June 21 post on its website.
Arlene Azose, math and science teacher at Islander Middle School, was awarded first place in Ivar's 13th annual Teacher of the Year contest.
Clarke & Clarke Arts & Artifacts, c.michele and Suzanne Zahr are the participating galleries in July's art walk on Mercer Island, to be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Island students in grades three through eight, helped by local artists Sandy Glass and José Orantes, are leaving their artistic mark at Luther Burbank Park. Mosaic murals the students created were installed in June, with an opening reception scheduled for Sept. 15.
Mercer Island native Annelise Giseburt, who is a 2016 Oberlin College graduate, was selected as the first-ever recipient of the two-year Shansi Hiroshima Fellowship.
The fireworks stand operated by Mercer Island Kiwanis, the Masonic Lodge and VFW — a Fourth of July tradition on the Island — opened for business June 28.
School Board urges city to fund, implement safety improvements
The Mercer Island Youth and Family Services food bank is low and accepting donations.
The Mercer Island School Board will hold its summer retreat at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning at City Hall.
Mercer Island resident Emily Kahan took this photo of a luminous sunset over Lake Washington on a recent evening.
The Bronfman Fellowships has selected its 30th cohort of high school students, among them a prize-winning poet, a ballet-dancing Eagle Scout, a two-time National Spanish Exam gold medalist and a swim team captain who developed a 3D-printed prosthetic arm.