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Sake: The ancient art of rice wine

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

I remember when Hakusan Winery in Napa Valley started to make sak/. I thought to myself: That’s smart. How hard can it be to make wine from rice? And just think, no shipping charges from Japan!

Humming to the south

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

Where are the hummers? If you’ve been offering sugar water in hummingbird feeders this spring and summer, you may have noticed a slacking off of activity. Feeders that were swarming with Rufous Hummingbirds just days ago now appear neglected.

Ready for Harry: Mercer Island celebrates new book release with Harry Potter party

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

Grab your wand and spellbooks! Mercer Island will celebrate the release of the final Harry Potter installment, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 20. Haven’t ordered a book yet? There is still time to pre-order your copy from Island Books by calling 232-6920.

Retro goes hip on Island

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

I’ve been watching the metamorphosis of a North-end waterfront home for over a year. It began as a tear-down on 800 feet of shoreline and is now 8,000 square-feet of high-end living space with nine showers, a pool, a hot tub, three fireplaces, two staircases and many bonus rooms. It’s someone’s $8 million dream-come-true, a scenario no longer uncommon on the island.

More than a PTA member, Swarts is education advocate: Islander’s legislative efforts win Outstanding Advocate Award

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

Dorothy Swarts is a one-woman legislative crusade. At least, that’s how friends and colleagues describe her.

A ‘motivating’ literary environment: Island library offers teens a cool place to hang out

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

Take a quick look at the teen section of the Mercer Island Public Library and among the wide selection of teen books you’ll see vending machines, comfy chairs and couches, large tables, and a skateboard hanging from the ceiling. “I really like it,” said MIHS junior Audrey Col-Spector. “It’s a nice place to come and read a book or hang out.” This teen-friendly corner of the library is one of many ways in which the library’s dozens of volunteers and staff continue to work to create a more appealing literary environment for teens.

Weekend trips to La Conner and Vancouver

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

Spontaneity is the twin sister of many of my favorite travel adventures. Taking a trip without planning reminds me of those few times I jumped in the lake nude when I was a kid. The rush feels good.

A little night magic — and more

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:16PM

Mercer Island really knows how to throw a party for 1,500 guests and 70 helpers to celebrate the seventh and final installment of the Harry Potter series.

Steps to prepare a first college-bound child

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:15PM

Question: With my first child leaving for college next month, what words of wisdom have you gleaned in your work as a college counselor?

MIHS graduates re-unite to produce film: Movie “Crook” pokes fun at amateur theives

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:15PM

Four college students, three crooks and a camera. These are the fundamental ingredients for Mercer Island High School graduates Alex Ricciardi and Adam Goodman’s latest project.

Seniors can be targets of scams, fraud

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:15PM

The conversation becomes touchy when it is about money. The perception is that all Mercer Islanders have plenty of money. Haven’t we all heard “well you must have money to live on Mercer Island?” This perception helps to create potentially dangerous situations for my vulnerable clients here on the Island. Sometimes it is foreign lotteries or sweepstakes that can encourage people to send a few thousand bucks in hopes of a great return, or it can be theft right out of your mailbox, or even a very determined family member that demands money because of a mental health, drug or alcohol problem.

A black belt quest: New dojo opens on South end to serve more students

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:15PM

Randy Holeman is not your everyday black belt. For him, karate is more than a physical expenditure, it’s his business and his way of life. On Aug. 4, Holeman’s business will expand even more, with the opening of a permanent training facility on Mercer Island.

“Who am I?”

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:15PM

Mercer Island comes to Edinburgh

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:15PM

Don’t miss this fair: The country’s best lesser-known colleges

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:15PM

Question: I will be a high school senior this fall and know I should be thinking about college, but I don’t even know where to begin.

Seafair weekend means party time

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:15PM

Seafair’s thunder boats and buzz-bombers create a cacophony around the Island tomorrow through Sunday, Aug. 5, during hydro time trials and race day and U.S. Navy Blue Angels’ practices and performances.

‘Tastemaker’ cooks up Pure Flavor

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:15PM

Eileen Mintz

Ethiopian millennium

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:15PM

‘Two Trees

A new century for Ethiopia

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:15PM

MIHS graduates, friends work together in Africa

Island ‘wow factors’ at play

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:14PM

Nancy Gould-Hilliard
Around the Island

Community Center plays host to a multitude of events

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:14PM

The Community Center at Mercer View (CCMV) is as busy as ever. Almost two years after the $12.4 million center reopened as a brand new facility, the building is bustling with activity.

Transitions and Transformers

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:14PM

Oh the lovely rain. Our dahlias and veggies are slurping it up. It also may help the kids feel kindlier toward returning to school in six days — Sept. 4.

Communities that care

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:14PM

Mercer Island CTC receives federal grant

‘Jumelage’ for two cities

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:14PM

Mercer Island, Thonon les Bains celebrate seven years of friendship

Time to put our shoes back on

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:14PM

Nancy Gould-Hilliard
Around the Island

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