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Dreamcatchers at work

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:20PM

Recently my brother-in-law traded his acreage in Idaho for shares in a developing nuclear energy plant. While it could take a decade for approvals and construction, it eventually could bring alternative power to Idaho, California and Nevada.

Islanders build houses in Mexico: Presbyterian church program builds about 140 houses in 14 years

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:20PM

Now in its 14th year of sponsoring house-building trips in Mexico, Mercer Island Presbyterian Church has built approximately 140 houses for needy families in Tijuana. Ten of those houses were built from the ground up during spring break by a MIPC group of 95 high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, along with 39 college and adult volunteers.

MIHS drama program focuses on art, craft, morality

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:20PM

Despite smaller casts and a lower budget, the Mercer Island High School drama department stays very competitive in local competitions and focuses on learning about art, rather than producing elaborate productions, says Karen Campbell, drama teacher.

Making a difference: Seven Islander youths raise thousands to find a cure for juvenile diabetes
By Reporter staff

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:20PM

At the annual Nordstrom Beat the Bridge event on May 20, the goal for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) was clear: to raise more than $1.13 million to help find a cure for juvenile diabetes. Seven Mercer Island children, all of whom have Type I diabetes, participated in this year’s Beat the Bridge and together raised $61,895.

Exercise and seniors: Get out, get healthy and feel good

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:20PM

It is true. Exercise really does help your overall health and well-being. So why is it so hard to make exercise a regular part of my day? To me, it feels like homework. If I am organized and a do a little bit every day, then I feel better. However, if I procrastinate, I produce many feelings of guilt. What I have forgotten, is that as a youth, I never thought about exercise as homework. It was fun, and it allowed me to be a part of a larger group of people. I actually enjoyed it.

On the road to summer fun: Ten destinations within driving distance from British Columbia to Oregon to Idaho

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:20PM

We live here for our summers. Boats on the lake. Swimming at the club pool, or better, in the lake. For three months the clouds clear, and we actually get less rainfall in our Puget Sound region than Phoenix.

Massage therapy: Science and technique

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

The next time you consider making an appointment for a massage, you should be delighted to discover that the requirements to become a licensed massage practitioner are rigorous, to say the least. Requirements vary from state to state, but in Washington you must successfully log at least 541 hours at an accredited school or academy, and then pass a national board certification exam. The requirements are intense because massage therapists are considered hands-on health practitioners.

Chapter books for kids

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

Allow me to introduce you to three children I have recently grown to adore. Well, two children and one pig, to be exact.Their names are Clementine, Ruby Lu and Mercy Watson, and I met them in the pages of the chapter books that bear their names.

‘Doing time’ the brave ways

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

Memorial Day officially was observed Monday with flags all over the business district. But today, May 30, our ancestors first decorated the graves of American soldiers after the Civil War. Now, 140 years and at least 10 wars later, we honor hundreds of thousands of our military servants.

Goldfinches return is sign of spring

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

Europeans await the spring return of their storks, and residents of San Juan Capistrano celebrate the swallow. Here on Mercer Island, a sure sign of spring is the return of American goldfinches.

Classes can help families work together

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

It is 8:45 a.m. and you need to get out the door to get your children to school and you to work. The only problem is, your kids are not ready; not even close. It is another chaotic morning full of nagging, pleading, reminding and even some yelling. By the time your kids do get to school, everyone’s stress level is high, you feel guilty for losing your temper and your relationship with your kids has suffered. You wonder, “When will this ever get better?” You are not alone. Many parents struggle with getting their kids to cooperate and follow directions.

Different faiths can energize your own

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

Are you energized by those whose faith differs from yours? Or are you troubled by them?

World languages migrate East: Chinese language program offers diversity in the classroom

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

As unlikely as it seems that a man with the name,Gordon Davenport, is teaching Chinese, how the language classes came to be at Mercer Island High School is just as unorthodox.

Connections and footprints

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

Do you remember what you were doing Feb. 26, 1979?” Islander Steve Larimer asked me at a local campaign gathering.

Sun ready

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

MIHS musical recognized for excellence

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

Mercer Island High School’s spring musical, “Anyone Can Whistle,” received five nominations for the prestigious 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards. These awards are tantamount to the Tony Awards for high schools across Washington.

Traditional experience: Islander performs at Folklife Festival

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

Sarah Divya, a junior at the Mercer Island High School, has been learning the classical Indian dance Bharatnatyam since seventh grade. On May 26, she performed at the Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center, displaying an ancient tradition in a flurry of color and grace.

A farm fresh list: Bellevue Farmers Market provides a country feel

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

It’s a straight run along Bellevue Way as I leave Mercer Island for my weekly trek to the Bellevue Farmers Market. I just can’t wait to pick up some fresh seasonal produce — the ones my husband, Dave, doesn’t grow. I also love to sample the artisan breads, check out the cheese samples, watch a cooking demo or buy the catch of the day.

A mother and son graduation

  • Jun 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 6:19PM

Paul Ehlers is a foot taller than his mother, Deborah. He’s quiet and soft-spoken. She’s exuberant and chatty. His hair is straight and blond, hers brown and curly. When they stand next to each other, dressed in their graduation robes, one red and one black, they make an odd couple.

Islanders up for ‘the challenge’

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:18PM

Hurrahs to bootstrapping Islanders who’ve reached new heights:

Help for seniors living alone

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:18PM

I have only had one client willingly ask me to help her find another place to live due to her increased need for help in her daily life. Only one has asked, in my last 16 years of providing services to seniors.

What are your neighbors reading?

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:18PM

I sat down recently with Island Books’ owner Roger Page to find out what people on Mercer Island are reading.

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.

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