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  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

MIHS musical recognized for excellence

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

Mercer Island High School’s spring musical, “Anyone Can Whistle,” received five nominations for the prestigious 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards. These awards are tantamount to the Tony Awards for high schools across Washington.

Traditional experience: Islander performs at Folklife Festival

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

Sarah Divya, a junior at the Mercer Island High School, has been learning the classical Indian dance Bharatnatyam since seventh grade. On May 26, she performed at the Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center, displaying an ancient tradition in a flurry of color and grace.

A farm fresh list: Bellevue Farmers Market provides a country feel

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

It’s a straight run along Bellevue Way as I leave Mercer Island for my weekly trek to the Bellevue Farmers Market. I just can’t wait to pick up some fresh seasonal produce — the ones my husband, Dave, doesn’t grow. I also love to sample the artisan breads, check out the cheese samples, watch a cooking demo or buy the catch of the day.

A mother and son graduation

  • Jun 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

Paul Ehlers is a foot taller than his mother, Deborah. He’s quiet and soft-spoken. She’s exuberant and chatty. His hair is straight and blond, hers brown and curly. When they stand next to each other, dressed in their graduation robes, one red and one black, they make an odd couple.

Islanders up for ‘the challenge’

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:18PM

Hurrahs to bootstrapping Islanders who’ve reached new heights:

Help for seniors living alone

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:18PM

I have only had one client willingly ask me to help her find another place to live due to her increased need for help in her daily life. Only one has asked, in my last 16 years of providing services to seniors.

What are your neighbors reading?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:18PM

I sat down recently with Island Books’ owner Roger Page to find out what people on Mercer Island are reading.

Revolution drink pink!

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:18PM

Back in the ’70s, people drank ros/, but it was a sweet pink wine. As consumers became educated and palates became more sophisticated, the old American ros/ became unfashionable and quietly disappeared off the grocery shelves.

‘War Paint’ for the garden: Hosta will last all year

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:18PM

According to David Fishman “Gardening is experimenting; nothing is permanent.” Fishman has moved plants, removed plants and created new beds to create a wonderland of texture and color especially by using his passion, the genus Hosta.

What to do for caregiver blues

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:18PM

If your days are dark, here are some ways to lighten them.

The mystical among us

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:18PM

Pirates, samurai, wizards, Muggles and magic abound on the Island.

Miss Bardahl rides again

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:18PM

How to manage a long job search without losing momentum

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:18PM

The stock market is on the rise. The economy is booming. Unemployment rates are the lowest in years.

Talking with the birds: Islander hosts BirdNote on NPR program

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:18PM

Many of us — 150,000 from British Columbia to Chehalis, Wash., to be exact — hurry to our radios at 8:58 a.m. to catch the two-minute BirdNote program on KPLU 88.5 FM.

On a grand scale: Artist re-creates architectural masterpieces using paper

  • Jun 27, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 6:18PM

Dexterity is usually something that wanes with age. Yet for Islander Dick Dewitt, who turned 94 last Friday, his hands have remained nimble and strong. And for the past 10 years, those hands have been in constant motion rebuilding some of the grandest structures in the world. With the precise slice of an exacto knife, a bit of glue and countless sheets of perforated paper, Dewitt has assembled a tiny and precise world of castles, skyscrapers and monuments, all from the comfort of his workstation at Covenant Shores.

Juniors planning for college

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:17PM

Summer offers a great opportunity to prepare for college. College consultant Joan Franklin offers this advice to commonly asked questions.

Some MI ‘Places of the Heart’

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:17PM

The synergy of Bev Bowles’ music and Jean Davis’ art delivers a one-two punch, say those who saw their latest production.

Graduation announcements

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:17PM

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The people’s steeple

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:17PM

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“Listening to Freedom’s cry”

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:17PM

The birth cry of Freedom heard so loudly at first

Reno in London fashions life, love: Mercer Island native takes on modeling, acting, designing and marriage

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:17PM

It’s amazing that Noelle Reno, the jetsetting model-turned-actress-turned-clothing designer, said that at one point, she lacked self confidence.

Pumpkin is missing

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:17PM

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Garden for harmony

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:17PM

Sparklers and all

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:17PM

G’day of Independence.

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