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Volunteers restore Mercerdale Park

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:08PM

A dozen or more volunteers came to North Mercerdale Hillside Park, a woodland just minutes from downtown, during snowy and rainy weather on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 4 to plant more than 100 ferns salvaged from King County homeowners and about 175 native plants purchased from a King County Small Change grant.

Season of ‘community’

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:08PM

Last week, Bill and Dana Isherwood personally experienced the community connections that attracted them to Mercer Island three years ago.

New look at driving schools

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:08PM

Driver’s education; that universally lamented teenage rite of passage. For many, the two words conjure up memories of early Saturdays in a stuffy classroom, outdated instructional videos and weekly scantron tests.

Young voices perform songs of hope

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:08PM

African Children’s Choir makes a stop on MI

Island clothing store Tatters wins award

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:08PM

Reporter staff

Goodwill contagion

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:08PM

This time of year, goodwill is infectious around here.

New look for the Chamber gallery

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:08PM

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce’s art gallery has a new style. Over the past five years, the MI Chamber gallery exhibited numerous painters from MIVAL and artists associated with MIVAL. The nature of the gallery, however, did not lend itself to the atmosphere of a regular art gallery. Therefore, the Chamber analyzed the situation and decided to move the gallery in a new direction.

Color, cranes and concrete

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:08PM

To the untrained eye, the chaos of dirt and heavy equipment isn’t a thing of beauty. Yet, the tangle of cranes and concrete that accompany construction of new roads and bridges is was what attracted Florence Palmer to paint I-90 as it took shape. In fact, construction is one of her favorite subjects. Among the 500 art pieces to her credit are scenes of cranes operating over Eastside condos and businesses.

Many Washingtonians fly to Mexico to escape rain

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:07PM

Bill Morton
On Travel

Gardening tools can make the difference

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:07PM

Linda Stephens-Urbaniak
In the Garden

Charity goes way beyond home

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:07PM

This season, the majority of Island merchants and city agencies have had special drives or events to benefit others. The Reporter has already run mentions of many.

Islanders defy the dark

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:07PM

Nancy Hilliard
Around the Island

Holiday treats equal good eats

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:07PM

2007 is almost over. We are making the last of the holiday cookies, and we have given our presents, sent our cards and cooked our traditional meals. The New Year is upon us, and 2008 promises to be something pretty special. It’s a time to reflect and make those New Year’s resolutions.

Memories 2007-style bring laughter, celebration and pride

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:07PM

The 2007 tapestry of Island people and their passions includes the likes of Walter Witt, Mariner fan of 2,000 games ... two mothers of five turned entrepreneurs — Lori Moll of Dooz and Carole Airut Murphy, the pop-top jeweler ... Ashley Brewer and her mini-menagerie on the Island’s tiniest farm ... Fran Call and Erica Hill, former and current track coaches who build fitness into young people’s lifestyles.

Kendall-Jackson wine, sweeter than average

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:07PM

Dee Hitch
On Wine

Young kids learn by watching when it comes to alcohol

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:07PM

The winter holidays are here and it is time to enjoy the company of family, friends and co-workers. But New Year’s holiday gatherings this week will involve the drinking of alcoholic beverages.

Beyl’s Antarctic point of no return

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:07PM

Islander’s naval service earns him a map honor

New Year toasts to ‘can-do’ folks

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:07PM

Nancy Hilliard
Around the Island

Organizing and completing college applications

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:06PM

Joan Franklin
On College

Bird lovers unite

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:06PM

Once again, bird lovers united for the annual Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 29, 2007. Inspired by their esoteric fascination with Washington’s feathered creatures, 24 birders prepared for a half-day search, covering Mercer Island from thicket to waterfront. The group, a combination of birders from Mercer Island, Seattle and the Eastside, is part of the Seattle Audubon Society — a local branch of the National Audubon Society established to “value and protect birds and the natural environment.”

Island signs

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:06PM

Seen in the window of Island Books around New Year’s:

Bring new life to a dying plant

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:06PM

Wow! The Amaryllis you got for Christmas was just beautiful, but now the flowers have shriveled. What should you do now? You can, of course, just toss the whole thing, but with care it will bloom again for several years.

A wanted poster is needed at the church

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:06PM

Pastor Greg
On Religion

City walks and higher-octane gigs

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:06PM

Nancy Hilliard
Around the Island

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