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Dig the magic of planting

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:50PM

Starting plants from seed had delighted man from the first one who beheld and understood that the small bit he put into the earth returned to him as the food he no longer had to chase to eat. The magic that he stood in awe of still stirs our souls as the first tomato or sweet pea emerges from the earth in this time of scientific knowledge and understanding. That the magic still lingers can be seen in the eyes of a child who plants corn or squash in a paper cup and delights in the first green shoot welcoming the light of day.

Singing with the bands - Local girls record with big-time musicians

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:50PM

By Richard Galluccio

Wiklendt serves in Olympia as House page

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:50PM

OLYMPIA -- Alexandra Wiklendt of Mercer Island recently spent a week serving as a page for Rep. Judy Clibborn in the state Legislature.

Mercer Island student serves as Senate page

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:50PM

OLYMPIA -- Colin Buchanan of Mercer Island recently spent one week in Olympia serving as a Senate page.

Youth facility grant applications sought

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:50PM

King County Parks and Recreation is seeking applications for Youth Sports Facility Grants (YSFG). The YSFG program provides matching grant funds up to $50,000 to community and youth organizations that partner with a public agency, such as a school district or city parks department, to develop or renovate sports facilities.

Seeking citizens to serve

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:50PM

Islanders interested in serving the community through one of the many advisory boards are encouraged to apply for one of the open advisory board positions. There are positions open on the Arts Council, Design Commission, Open Space Conservancy Trust, Planning Commission, Utility Board, and Youth and Family Services. Applications are due by May 6. More information is available on the city's Internet web site: Or, for an application, call Ali Spietz, city clerk, at 206-236-3572.

From courtroom to stage

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:50PM

And you thought lawyers only made motions in court!

Boot camp for the body - Legally blind instructor motivates students

  • Apr 28, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 6:50PM

By Ruth Longoria

Prelutsky adaptation premiers at Youth Theatre Northwest

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:49PM

Mercer Island resident and children's book author Jack Prelutsky's ``Something BIG Has Been Here'' will have its world premiere musical production at Youth Theatre Northwest, 8805 SE 40th St., this Friday.

Back to the future for Mercer Island

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:49PM

By Dave Ross

Mercer Island Lions Club Scholarship Award

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:49PM

The Mercer Island Lions Club is seeking applicants for a one-time, $1,000 scholarship to be used for tuition and enrollment fees at any two-year or four-year college in Washington state for any curriculum. The scholarship also applies to technical and vocational colleges.

Writing contest for youths

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:49PM

Fantasy tales from youth could see print. The Mercer Island Reporter, Mercer Island Library, Island Books and the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department are holding a writing contest for children and teens in three age groups: 10-12; 13-15; and 16-19.

Islanders of the Month

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:49PM

Mercer Island High School students John Mackenzie ``Mac'' Kern and Sara Behnke were honored at a recent Rotary luncheon as April ``Islanders of the Month.''

Islanders fight terror"s devastation

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:49PM

Island residents Drs. Wendy and Michael Spektor are making a lot of people smile and open wide their pocketbooks.

These writers grab children"s attention

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:49PM

Good writers start a book with a good first line. It's called ``the hook,'' and it's meant to instantly engage the reader.

Urban girl - First horse born on Island since 2000

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:49PM

By Mary L. Grady

Author and illustrator net themselves a book

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:49PM

By Lynn Porter

Island kids raise money for research

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:49PM

Diabetes research will get a shot in the arm from two local children.

Taking time to indulge in May wine

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:49PM

It's May, which always reminds me of Judy and Dan Witmer, who have made May wine every May for the past 20 years of their 40-year Island residency.

Commissioned art: a collaborative process

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:49PM

They say a picture paints a thousand words -- a statement that is probably never truer than when applied to a specially commissioned painting.

Great food catered to your tastes

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:48PM

There are many times that a catered meal is the answer to entertaining. It's accomplished by someone who knows how to make those great appetizers, entrees and desserts.

It"s unknown if comedian Henny Youngman"s famous phrase ``Take my wife, please"" was the catalyst for naming cable television channel A&E"s reality TV show ``Sell This House,"" but the name conjures up thoughts of desperation.

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:48PM

Billing itself as ``This Old House meets Candid Camera,'' the weekly show features ``homeowners desperate to sell and prospective buyers secretly videotaped as they express their observations upon first seeing the house,'' according to its Web site. A budget of up to $500 is set to redecorate each home.

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