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Connecting in storms of life

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:29PM

Judy Halone
Special to the Reporter

Travel books for dreaming about your next vacation

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:29PM

My family and friends have discovered a sweet spot these past several years when it comes to giving me Christmas presents. Apparently my widest grins appear when I unwrap either books or chocolate. Who would have guessed?

Ring in the new

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:28PM

“I’m just returning from Sun Peaks, and I’m in a great mood!” is the first thing Susan Kleiner says when she calls me from her car, wrapping up a family ski vacation in Canada.

Let’s hear it for healthy marriages

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:28PM

Twenty-five years ago last week I proposed to my wife on a Scrabble board. The interlocking letters I’d glued to the game board asked “Will you agree to be my wife?” Fortunately her answer took three letter tiles, not two.

The Ins and Outs of 2007

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:28PM

Reporter Staff

Boys on the side: Best dishes from MI gal pals

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:28PM

The Mercer Island Women’s Club represents more than 40 years of friendship, socializing, fund raising and welcoming new Islanders.

Knowledge for Bliss

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:28PM

She’s been helping them build a strong body, mind and spirit for years; now yoga teacher Maria Bliss’ students are helping her to build a business.

A job that is too good to be true usually is

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:28PM

“We do fashion design in the private-label market for female fashions throughout the U.S. and Europe. We are currently looking for three new entry level people in the Public Relations field to promote our company both in house and at trade shows, conventions, TV … We start our PR people in the $55,000 range and provide complete benefits, educational reimbursements. Free fashions are made for you to wear and keep and show buyers that may come in, so that we provide consistency in our public persona … Let us know the best time to be in touch and when you could potentially get together and what the best number for contact is. Also, if you have a photo (need not be professional) that you could send of yourself - that would be super.”

The first steps in elder care: Web site, placement services help adult children navigate the world of senior housing

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:28PM

Steve Hearon was one of the first among his friends to go through it. It was eight years ago, and few in the baby boom generation had reached the point where their parents were getting too old to live alone.

SeaGals’ snacks

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:28PM

So the Seahawks lost. Was it worth the quart of ranch dip, bucket of chicken wings and tray full of jalapeno poppers that made you feel like you could outweigh the team’s entire offensive line?

Greek wines surprise, delight the palate

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:28PM

Just before the holidays, there are many trade and press wine tastings. I was at the Columbia Tower, enjoying wine, fantastic appetizers and the stupendous view when a colleague tugged on my sleeve. “You’ve got to try these great Greek wines!”

Wacky winter weather paves way for new plants

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:28PM

January is the time of year when the garden looks kind of droopy in reality, but in the mind of a gardener, it is all in bloom.

Shelters present issues for seniors

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:28PM

The news has reported many stories about why senior citizens did not use the shelters that were opened after our recent windstorm. Many shelters did not have the numbers they were expecting after such huge power outages all over King County. For many, shelters became “warming centers” or day use as most people went home to spend the night.

Book lends a new view in hard times

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:28PM

Most of us on Mercer Island have war stories about the December windstorm that felled trees and robbed us of heat and light. Our house was cold and dark for eight days, and despite the kindness of friends who offered shelter and Internet access, I was starting to get a little cranky.

The wanderer

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27PM

For most of us, Martha Stewart is the most high-profile American to need an ankle bracelet. But for former Island resident Bruce Hemmat, it’s his six-year-old son, Isaac.

Storm offers chance to log off, reconnect

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27PM

Did you get it yet? I heard the question everywhere in the days following our windstorm. Friends and strangers compared notes about the progress toward connection to a functional power grid. What stories we had about the storm that blew through our town and region 10 days before Christmas!

Birding for a ‘Big Year’ takes months of planning

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27PM

January is a time of new beginnings, new resolutions and a fresh chance to rack up an impressive yearlong bird list. For the ultra-marathon of competitive birding, called a Big Year, a few obsessive birders race to see as many North American species as they can between January 1 and December 31.

Trauma from the windstorm can linger

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27PM

December’s windstorm earned a formal disaster declaration from the city and profoundly impacted both individual and community functioning. Although it’s inappropriate for reasons of magnitude to compare our hometown disaster to the likes of Katrina or Sept. 11, there nevertheless are similarities. All share the potential to impart trauma — the normal reaction of people experiencing a terrifying situation over which they have no control.

To grandma’s house we go: Nearby choices plentiful for Island seniors, but vacancies rare

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27PM

This is the second part in a series of articles on elder care. The first article, published Jan. 10, addressed the question of where to begin once the decision has been made to seek out senior housing for an elderly relative or friend. In this segment, we survey and compare the senior housing options available on Mercer Island, where they thrive and where they fall short.

Brains, not brawn in marathons

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27PM

We’ve seen the walking wounded at marathons and half-marathons, watching the number of bandages and braces of the truly determined grow with each passing year. For the record, we do believe in overcoming obstacles, and pushing yourself until you find that inner strength. We all are striving for excellence and gaining ground on the elusive twins, health and fitness.

Murphy’s law

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27PM

Dale Murphy may have lost the 41st District legislative seat to Republican incumbent Fred Jarrett by a slim margin, but at least he can rest relatively assured that he didn’t fall victim to a system of rampant vote rigging, corruption and shady financing.

Happy Birthday Sunnybeam! Historic Mercer Island preschool shines for 50 years

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27PM

On the first day of school this year, 4-year-old Christopher Fuchs got to pick his animal cubby, and he already knew he wanted the deer. That’s the one his mom had when she went to Sunnybeam.

Islander pilots zoo program in Kenya: Ecotourism seeks to preserve culture, land

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27PM

Day after day, Sharon Loosmore welcomes field trips to the Woodland Park Zoo. As a docent, it is her job to introduce children to the zebras, elephants and giraffes, tell stories and teach the children about life in the animal kingdom.

JCC designs new playground

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27PM

The Stroum Jewish Community Center formally kicked of its Community Playground Project last Thursday with the unveiling of a rebuild design for its Early Childhood Services Community playground.

The Mayan Mexico: Merida on the Yucatan

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27PM

I wanted warmth. I wanted out of our miserable winter here in the Puget Sound. And I wanted something different.

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