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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.

An ocean full of books

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:17PM

For many families, and children especially, summer is a time for flip flops and swimsuits, gallons of sunscreen, awkward armloads of plastic buckets and shovels, and sand between the toes. Summer is a time for the beach. The best way to experience something is, of course, to dive right in, but on the long drive home, when the beach towel beckons, or when sand and surf are finally exchanged for the easy chair and the reading lamp, a good book can help recall or extend one’s aquatic adventures. There are endless choices when it comes to books about the ocean for children. Here are a few to look out for.

“EGGstraordinary:” Ceramic cooker fills all your outdoor smoking and grilling needs

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

The idea may be 3,000 years old, but the “Big Green Egg” is happening now when it comes to being the perfect smoker and grill. The rebirth of this ancient oriental Kamado cooker has taken the grilling world by storm. It seems that everyone who owns this American-made ceramic lined barbecue is all fired up and enthusiastic about how well it cooks.

New private school focuses on precision learning

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

Alison Moors lives for education. It’s what she does. It’s her passion. It’s her life. And she can’t get enough of it.

Kick it up at Summer Celebration

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

Our 17th annual parade Saturday jumpstarts Mercer Island’s Summer Celebration this weekend. About 60 entries and the “Gang Way” pirates begin cavorting at 10 a.m. at Albertson’s, snaking through downtown to Mercerdale Park. There’ll be drill, dance and cheer teams, vintage and hybrid cars, theatre groups, campaigners, dogs, Scouts, bands, Seafair and other organizations.

An Island taste of reading

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

A couple of weeks ago, I sent out an e-mail to a number of Mercer Island luminaries — heads of various city departments, City Council members, school administrators, School Board members, even an erstwhile editor — to see what they were reading this summer. I received a response rate of slightly more than 50 percent, plenty to put together a column filled with interesting suggestions on how to spend your summer leisure.

Sake: The ancient art of rice wine

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

I remember when Hakusan Winery in Napa Valley started to make sak/. I thought to myself: That’s smart. How hard can it be to make wine from rice? And just think, no shipping charges from Japan!

Humming to the south

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

Where are the hummers? If you’ve been offering sugar water in hummingbird feeders this spring and summer, you may have noticed a slacking off of activity. Feeders that were swarming with Rufous Hummingbirds just days ago now appear neglected.

Ready for Harry: Mercer Island celebrates new book release with Harry Potter party

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

Grab your wand and spellbooks! Mercer Island will celebrate the release of the final Harry Potter installment, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 20. Haven’t ordered a book yet? There is still time to pre-order your copy from Island Books by calling 232-6920.

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