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Spin-off (URBANIAK)

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:32PM

Jim Eanes has nothing against the Cascade Bicycle Club. In fact as one of its ride leaders, he considers himself a big supporter of the role it plays in building cycling advocacy and community. But as the largest bicycle club in the United States with more than 6500 members, for Eanes’ purposes, Cascade is just “too important.”

Pack of downward dogs; Web site creates community for Island yoga teachers, students

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:32PM

Finding yoga classes on Mercer Island has never been as easy as it should be. Rounding up the available options of teachers, studios and techniques has been akin to herding cats — a lot of work to find the best way to improve your downward dog pose.

Battling winter blues (RACKNER)

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:32PM

I always forget what it is like this time of year. The days get darker and shorter, rain makes its appearance and of course the cooler temperatures. I always have mixed feelings about the change from summer to fall. I usually have no misgivings about winter to spring, when I can look forward to longer days and sunlight. Fall and early winter also include numerous holidays, which can create great expectations and, at times, great disappointments.

New way to commute coming to island

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:32PM

If flipping through its pages makes you want to drop what you’re doing, run to the grocery store, go home and pull out a giant mixing bowl, says Sharon Kramis, that’s the sign of a good cookbook.

This is the sixth lifestyle story

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:32PM

If flipping through its pages makes you want to drop what you’re doing, run to the grocery store, go home and pull out a giant mixing bowl, says Sharon Kramis, that’s the sign of a good cookbook.

Latest craze is 5k run - but run backwards

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:31PM

If flipping through its pages makes you want to drop what you’re doing, run to the grocery store, go home and pull out a giant mixing bowl, says Sharon Kramis, that’s the sign of a good cookbook.

Local restaurants all convert to vegan menus

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:31PM

If flipping through its pages makes you want to drop what you’re doing, run to the grocery store, go home and pull out a giant mixing bowl, says Sharon Kramis, that’s the sign of a good cookbook.

Safety for seniors

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:31PM

This is such a complex world now. For people in their 70s, 80s and 90s, the new technologies and fast-paced world can seem overwhelming. My clients often tell me of simpler times, where they never had to lock their doors at night, or they answered the telephone because only friends called, and never thought twice about opening the front door to strangers who would come calling. But the world has changed. Our community does attract disreputable people who call, knock on doors and take advantage of unlocked cars or homes.

Two new winter getaways: Sun and fun within reach in Texas and California destinations

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:31PM

As if we needed any excuse. Heading south for a week — or a month — of blue skies and sunshine, is not unheard of for us web-footed Puget Sounders. But this past November’s record rains ended any pretense for justification. We’re outta here!

Out to dry

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:31PM

Nice clothes don’t do much good if they have spent the night in a puddle.

Here’s what not to read

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:31PM

Every once in awhile I read a book I really hate. This becomes awkward when the book is one chosen by someone in my book group. Or sits atop the New York Times best seller list for 17 weeks. Or is praised by people whose judgment I tend to trust.

Birding at 65 miles per hour

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:31PM

Although I prefer birdwatching along a sylvan path or deserted beach, I often find myself stuck in a car during our gloomy winters. Birding from the driver’s seat can be dangerous — you should keep your eyes on the road, not the sky — but watchful passengers or drivers ensnarled in traffic can enjoy spotting birds.

Recipe for a grateful heart

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:31PM

My ability in writing books is not matched by my ability to read a cookbook. My wife and three daughters will attest to that. Except for popping corn and blending chocolate milk shakes, most of my efforts in the kitchen taste like mistakes.

On traditional Scottish instrument, Mercer Island teen is piping hot

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:31PM

Playing the bagpipes may not be something “normal teenagers” do, but it’s his unusual hobby which 17-year-old Micah Babinski thanks for allowing him to do “normal teenager things.”

Some choice books for the holiday shopper

  • Dec 6, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 6:31PM

Like most of you, when I think of the holidays, I think of children, so that seems like a good place to start this month’s column. I’ll include some fiction and non-fiction suggestions for the youngsters in your life, and then move on to some titles for the adults on your list. But remember: nothing beats the slow browse through a bookstore at this time of year, so be sure to do some exploring on your own.

Ski season update

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:30PM

It is said that light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

Social change

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:30PM

We’d all love it if our phones rang more often with people on the other end asking if they could give us money. Particularly for the folks at Mercer Island Youth & Family Services — they’re usually on the phone doing all the asking.

For Island remodeler, a steady climb to the top; Davis makes list of fastest-growing

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:30PM

Peter Davis knows the right way to build a house. From small remodels to large developments, he has some 200 construction projects around the Seattle area to prove it. And now that he has landed on the list of the Puget Sound region’s top 100 fastest-growing private companies, he has proven that he knows how to build a business, too.

Listen up, Ma ! JCC program teaches moms to pay attention

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:30PM

“Those of you who are breastfeeding, — are you just hungry all the time?”

Events

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:30PM

Understanding All Kinds of Minds, Learning About Learning - The Challenge of Homework: is from 10 a.m. to noon. Session 1, Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St.; Session 2, Saturday, Dec. 9, at Lakeridge Library, 8215 S.E. 78th St. Space is limited and preregistration is required. For more information and reservations contact Jaymi Garvetat at jaymi@soulfullife.com or 236-0050.

Face value

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:30PM

After four years of hiding behind a Web site, the man responsible for Mercer Island’s AWineStore.com is coming out from behind the curtain.

A Tale of Two Holidays: Celebrating faith with food

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:30PM

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, begins this year at sunset on Dec. 15, and commemorates the Maccabeean victory some 22 centuries ago. A miracle happened at the cleansing of the temple when the Maccabees found only enough sacred oil to light the menorah for one day. But a miracle occurred, and one day’s supply lasted for eight days. Since this eight-day holiday revolves around a miracle of the oil, many recipes that contain oil have become significant in celebrating Hanukkah -- such as latkes, which are sometimes called potato pancakes. Brisket just seems to be the meat of choice, so it wasn’t a surprise to find those very dishes being prepared at Lisa and Ralph Katsman’s home.

Gem of a business: Islander’s borderless beauties

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:30PM

Lee Gelb might have a hard time putting herself out of a job this time.

Perspectives: MIY&S keeps the focus on relationships

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:30PM

Many communities in the greater Seattle/Bellevue metropolitan area each have their own social service organization dedicated to their support; ours is Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS), headquartered in Luther Burbank Park.

Heritage for $10 a pound

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:30PM

Recently I caught a snatch of a radio program explaining some people are paying $10 a pound for “heritage” turkeys this holiday season. According to the program, these turkeys are comparable to heirloom tomatoes; sturdier, able to survive outdoors and closer to their original heritage. The commentator claimed that farmers growing heritage turkeys could trace the bloodlines back to the birds consumed by the Pilgrims.

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