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.
Three Mercer Island teams are among the best in the world by virtue of their outstanding results in the global Destination Imagination event held recently in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Each year the Mercer Island Lions Club recognizes one student from each grade at Mercer Island High School for its Outstanding Student Awards. The purpose of the Mercer Island Lions Club Outstanding Student Awards is to acknowledge students who have been uniquely active in the Mercer Island community and who have volunteered their time to help others.
The Mercer Island School District honored its 2015-16 retirees at a celebration June 8 in the Mercer Island High School library.
The Mercer Island School District honored its Teachers and Support Staff of the Year at a recognition event June 8 in the Mercer Island High School library.
The GRAMMY Foundation has selected 142 talented high school students from 117 U.S. cities and 30 U.S. states to participate in the 12th annual GRAMMY Camp program.
For years they stood to honor their alma mater and pledge their love sincere.
The following Mercer Island students have been named to the University of Vermont's dean's list for the spring 2016 semester: Katherine Myerson, an animal sciences major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and Michaela Hooper, a global studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences.
American Heart Association volunteer Eric Rothenberg of Mercer Island is the recipient of the American Heart Association's (AHA) Advocacy Award, one of the top honors given to volunteers in the Western States Affiliate, which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
An Eagle Scout celebration for five members of Boy Scout Troop 647 was held on Saturday at the summit of Crystal Mountain.
Covenant Shores residents and staff came together to have some fun, laugh and don silly red clown noses to support National Red Nose Day on May 26.
Four Mercer Island High School students have been selected to participate in the second phase of the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program. They are Nicholas Eriksson, Ren Jaecks, LC Chen and Leah Paborsky.
Covenant Shores has tapped the culinary talent of Gerald (Jerry) Phipps, an award-winning local chef with more than 35 years of experience, to serve as executive chef at the faith-based, nonprofit continuing care retirement community. He is employed by the community's dining services provider Sodexo and will report to Covenant Shores dining services Director Michele Bergley, according to a press release sent June 1.
Shoppers in Mercer Island's south end business district may notice a new addition outside many of the stores: stands holding green and khaki umbrellas that, when unfurled, reveal the Girl Scout logo.
The Mercer Island PTA Council held its 40th annual Community Scholarship Awards event on June 1. The Community Scholarship program demonstrates the community's appreciation of and support for its youth. Each scholarship awarded recognizes outstanding attitude, effort and achievement by each student in a particular area.
June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, and there is a new opportunity for people with memory loss, their care partners, family and friends to socialize in an environment that is accepting, supportive and nonjudgmental on Mercer Island.
The team from Mercer Island High School recently placed fourth in the national Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship (SAGE) competition in Sacramento, California.
Olympic Cascade Aquatics (OCA) and the city of Mercer Island, partners with the Mercer Island School District in operating the Mary Wayte Pool, were honored for community service on May 20.