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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

Shadow walkers

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:06PM

Morning light

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:06PM

Breaking bread for a cause

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:06PM

Nancy Hilliard
Around the Island

Travels with a weak dollar

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:05PM

Where to go and what to do

From landscape to taste, Cain is top barrel

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:05PM

Dee Hitch
On Wine

Galen’s picks: books of 2007

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:05PM

Galen Longstreth
On Books

Senior slump can haunt HS students

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:05PM

Joan Franklin
On College

Scouting out a decade

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:05PM

Eight Mercer Island friends rise to the Eagle Scout rank together

MIHS drama shines a light on blindness

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:05PM

The Mercer Island High School drama department is exploring new terrain with this year’s winter play, “In the Burning Darkness.” Translated from acclaimed Spanish playwright Antonio Buero Vallejo’s 1950 masterpiece, “En la Ardiente Oscuridad,” the play focuses on a young man’s personal trials with blindness.

Stop searching, start living

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:05PM

Mindy Jeppesen
Getting organized

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