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An organic spin on fashion

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

Fashion is going organic with Sara Seumae’s new clothing business, SPUN, on Mercer Island.

KIXI 880 recreates ‘golden age’ of radio for Islanders

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

Those Islanders who listen to AM radio are most-likely familiar with KIXI 880, “Music of Your Life,” either because their ears perk up when the name Mercer Island — the station’s licensed owner — is dropped every hour or because they are devoted listeners to KIXI’s nostalgic music of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. Licensed to Mercer Island in the early 1980s, KIXI 880 has been filling Puget Sound homes with the voices of Dean Martin, Etta James, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and other big names of the period since 1961. It is the only station in the Seattle area to feature the radio dramas “Imagination Theatre” and “Twilight Zone,” and draws listeners young and old, according to operations manager Dan Murphey, who has worked at KIXI for 15 years.

Mindset links lifetime to longevity

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

When John F. Kennedy Jr. died along with his wife and sister-in-law in a tragic plane crash a few years ago, his uncle, Senator Ted Kennedy, said in his eulogy that John had been given every gift that life has to offer — except for the gift of time. Being able to live a long life, especially when it is a good life, is considered by most of us to be a blessing. Reaching old age is part of what we hope for — for ourselves as well as for our loved ones.

Mindset links lifetime to longevity

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

When John F. Kennedy Jr. died along with his wife and sister-in-law in a tragic plane crash a few years ago, his uncle, Senator Ted Kennedy, said in his eulogy that John had been given every gift that life has to offer — except for the gift of time. Being able to live a long life, especially when it is a good life, is considered by most of us to be a blessing. Reaching old age is part of what we hope for — for ourselves as well as for our loved ones.

Gourmondo: Entertaining with style — time to party

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

When it comes to catering, who is the talk of the town? I found the company, and its name is Gourmondo. Alissa Leinonen Gallagher is the co-owner and business manager with a 20-year restaurant career as her background. In February of 1996, Gallagher left Sostanza in Madison Park and partnered with Ron Johnson to launch a European-style bistro and catering company that was then located in the Pike Place Market. Under her leadership, Gourmondo has grown into a successful business with more than 50 employees and top corporate and private accounts.

A heated debate over Tent City

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

“Have you heard the news coming out of Seattle? There’s a Tent City on Poverty Rock? The haves and the have-nots have tied the knot.” I can imagine Jay Leno or David Letterman having a field day with our town’s most-talked-about topic on their late night monologues.

A bug that can help

  • Jul 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:25PM

A bug is a bug, is a bug, is a bug … until you discover that the bug is a helper! There are many beneficial insects that rove our gardens, helping us to have an area where poisons need not be used. The challenge is to learn which bugs are good and which are bad. There are many more than bees.

Linton to dance at Paramount

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:24PM

Islander Hillary Linton, a junior at Mercer Island High School, has been dancing since she could walk. This weekend, Linton will demonstrate her skills on stage at the Paramount Theater as part of “Dance This,” a showcase of dance styles from across the world. Now in its 10th year, “Dance This” celebrates young dancers from across the Seattle region.

Famous people, famous destinations | Column

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:24PM

If a poll were taken of all the people of Europe and North America in 1900 and the question was: “Who is the most famous living person in the world who is not a head-of-state?” Buffalo Bill Cody would have won. Easy money.

Chism Beach refreshes on a hot summer day

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:24PM

For a refreshing swim in Lake Washington, an especially pleasant beach is at Chism Park in Bellevue, just three miles from Mercer Island. Sloping green lawns, a sandy beach and swimming area with a sturdy raft make this a great summer outing.

July is adult abuse prevention month

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:24PM

July is adult abuse prevention month, and I thought it was important to bring up issues regarding the risks of abuse. When I first started providing social services, the term we used was “elder abuse.” But because a vulnerable adult may not always be an elder, the term has changed. And like all forms of abuse, it can happen to anyone.

Teddy Bear Camp celebrates 25th year

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:24PM

The Island’s only Teddy Bear Camp celebrates its 25th year this summer with songs, colorful baking and games. The summer day camp for 3, 4- and 5-year-olds, which is held at Sunnybeam Preschool, has been directed by Islander Marla Donaldson since the early 1980s. A veteran in child education, Donaldson founded Teddy Bear Camp on the virtues of play.

Planning out a list of colleges

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:24PM

Question: I am trying to come up with a college list for my son who is a junior. Can you give me any ideas of resources that I could use?

Community briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:24PM

St. Monica Church of Mercer Island raised the second highest amount of money for the annual Roman Catholic Church’s “Peter’s Pence” collection from the 170 parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle. St. Monica Parish raised $19,562, second only to the St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Tacoma, which contributed $26,000. The money is collected for the spiritual and charitable works of the Pope. It is used by the Pope to respond to need created by wars, oppression and natural disasters across the globe.

The Island House of Tai Chi | Mercer Island seniors practice ancient art of healing

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:24PM

Walk through the courtyard of Ellsworth House any evening at 7 p.m. and you’ll witness a sanctuary of Chinese culture.

Translator brings tai chi to Mercer Island's Ellsworth House

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

Walk through the courtyard of Ellsworth House any evening at 7 p.m. and you’ll witness a sanctuary of Chinese culture. With a lazy black cat sauntering around their feet, a dozen senior residents move gracefully through the archaic steps of tai chi. Traditional Chinese music softens the distant murmur of traffic. A trio of birch trees rustles in the wind. The courtyard is filled with calm.

Sales slow but prices up

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

There is more on the market in Mercer Island than single family residential homes and condos. As of July 28, there are 29 listings for vacant residential land on Mercer Island — and 17 of those properties have been on the market for 90 days or less. The properties total 12.65 acres of land and have an average asking price of $2.3 million an acre. They range in size from 8,800 square feet in size to just over an acre.

Seeing our losses as a potential source of strength

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

Some years ago, my youngest daughter went to the store with me to spend her allowance for a favorite toy. She was all of maybe 5 or 6 years old and had her eye set on some of the miniatures in the doll aisle. However, her older brother was also with me, bouncing between the action figures and the Hot Wheels sections. I attempted to float between my two children, making sure they were where I left them as they asked, “Do I have enough allowance for this?”

Horse Heaven Hills ‘O’ Wines to pay for school

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

O Wines was established in 2006 by Stacy Lill and Kathy Johanson, who donate a portion of the proceeds from wine sales to fund scholarships for motivated, underprivileged girls in Washington state. Their ultimate dream is to establish a local academy for these young women to help them with higher education.

Island models for Issaquah

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

More than 50 Issaquah residents, council members and various commission members toured the new mixed-use development in downtown Mercer Island and Old Bellevue on Tuesday as part of the ongoing process for Issaquah’s Central Issaquah Plan.

Mostly Music in the Park

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

154 miles and 10,000 feet up Mt. Rainier

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

Thirty Islanders entered the 25th annual Ride Around Mt. Rainier in One Day (RAMROD) race held last Thursday. The Reporter contacted the cyclists and asked if they could share their story and a photo or two with readers.

154 miles and 10,000 feet up Mt. Rainier

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

Thirty Islanders entered the 25th annual Ride Around Mt. Rainier in One Day (RAMROD) race held last Thursday. The Reporter contacted the cyclists and asked if they could share their story and a photo or two with readers.

Growing fruits and vegetables at home

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:22PM

Many people think of vegetables and fruits as something that comes from the store, but for avid gardeners, the food that graces their tables comes from their own backyard or one of the many pea-patches that exist here on Mercer Island. Years of experience are not necessary to provide some of the easier things to grow, but for the ability to grow enough produce for a large family, it pays to consult an expert.

Business helps out in earthquake-hit India

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:22PM

Giving back has never been so glamorous, as two local business women combine their love for gemstones and philanthropy to help struggling artisans halfway around the world. Zavida Gemstones, a socially conscious online retailer offering handmade semi-precious gemstone jewelry from around the world, announced on July 7 that it had granted $23,000 to support the indigenous silversmiths of India who create some of Zavida’s jewelry offerings. The funds come as part of Zavida’s progressive business model that gives back 25 percent of its profits to struggling regions where its worldly jewelry and gemstones originate, plus private donations.

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