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How to Choose the Best Mattress

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

With so many new types of mattresses on the market, how does one choose the ‘best’ one? A good night’s sleep depends on starting with the right mattress for your body’s needs. So, how do you choose the right mattress, with so many choices available – coil (innerspring) vs. air or latex vs. memory foam – you can have a true ‘Goldilocks’ moment.

Staying Motivated to be Physically Active

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

Most people begin an exercise program with the best of intentions – but changing behavior is hard work, and life can get in the way. What’s the solution? Is there hope for someone who can’t seem to stick with an exercise program?

Island Lifestyle

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

Calendar items: Please e-mail or send your Island event notices to rmar@mi-reporter.com. Items need to be in our office by noon on the Wednesday the week before publication is desired. Items are included on a space-available basis.

Nancy Hilliard Businesses cater to Island tastes

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

If you haven’t found “Finders” at 7607 S.E. 27th St., you’re missing the best of Island “kitsch.” Try a Sunday afternoon (also Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) to discover the funky gifts and folk-art.

Kusak is region’s best family business

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

When Chuck Kusak answers the phone at his family-owned glass and crystal shop in the Rainier Valley, his first words are, “How can I serve you?”, summing up in just one sentence the philosophy of the Kusak Cut Glass Works, Inc.

Bryan Welch Balance is critical to mental health

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

1. In an emergency, call 911.

98 Islanders head to Mexico to build homes and faith

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

Yes. This word characterized the cadence of people’s attitudes from the moment they agreed to help make the Mexico Mission Project 2008 a success. Yes — to serve and love the people of Tijuana, Mexico. Yes — to bless seven families with a new home and new hope. Yes — to noticing where God might show up, and how we might be changed.

A glimpse of Vietnam

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:31PM

After a merciless 13-hour flight, 39 exhausted Mercer Island High School students, myself included, and four teachers stumbled off the plane into a humid, Asian oasis. Although jetlagged and over-heated, we eagerly boarded a bright pink bus, ready for the epic excursion ahead. I snapped photo after photo of the passing landscape, from acres of rice patties to a sea of racing mopeds.

The American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:30PM

The American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties will present the 9th annual CPR Saturday event on May 3 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center begin at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. This free event is open to anyone who would like to learn life-saving Adult CPR skills. The training takes approximately 2.5 hours and will include skills practice and a written exam. Upon successful completion, students will be given Red Cross certificates. Participants must pre-register for CPR Saturday by visiting www.seattleredcross.org or call the Red Cross in Seattle at (206) 726-3534.

Calendar items: Please e-mail or send your Island even

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:30PM

Calendar items: Please e-mail or send your Island event notices to rmar@mi-reporter.com. Items need to be in our office by noon on the Wednesday the week before publication is desired. Items are included on a space-available basis.

The late Nin Elliott ‘returns’ for a month

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:30PM

It was July 29, 1959, when Mercer Island pioneer Virginia Ogden Elliott first began serializing her “Mercer Island Old & New” columns in the Mercer Island Reporter. Born on the Island exactly 100 years ago in 1908, she shared stories of its evolution from 1920 to 1980.

Facebook helps keep the big event unique

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:30PM

The last thing a girl wants on prom night is to show up in another girl’s dress. This year, Mercer Island High School senior Ludi Besenovsky developed a plan to keep that from happening. At least, she is trying to.

Having the write stuff comes earlier and earlier

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:30PM

Dr. Michael DeBakey, a renowned heart surgeon, received the Congressional Medal of Honor recently. He will be 100 years old this year, so apparently somebody figured they better get to it.

E-dance: Prom in the Internet age

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:30PM

A hop, skip and a jump to the Bellevue Botanical Garden

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:30PM

From my home turf on Mercer Island, I’m always hunting for outdoor places that are easy to access but remote in look and feel. The Bellevue Botanical Garden offers just that — a feast of nature, well-groomed, meandering trails and intriguing tidbits of local history. The Garden shows off well in any season, but late spring is an ideal time, just as the rhododendrons and azaleas come into full bloom and the trees sprout their new green leaves.

New book tells how to raise parents

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:30PM

Between dating, grades, piercings and privacy, the life of a teenage girl is no easy cake walk. First-time author Sarah O’Leary Burningham, formerly of Bellevue, explores the complex and sometimes tenuous relationship between teens and parents in her book, “How To Raise Your Parents: A Teen Girl’s Survival Guide.”

Spring has sprung

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:30PM

Chef Lisa Odegard has a desire to cook. Her knowledge is broad, her personality is colorful, and her abilities are exceptional. With a passion for sharing knowledge, Odegard is a teaching chef, a menu consultant and a caterer with 11 years in the professional food industry plus a culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. She is passionate for local, organic and sustainable food, and has been on the planning committee for the Mercer Island Farmer’s Market. Her extra hours are spent working on other community projects and with regional farms. Odegard will offer cooking classes at the Mercer Island Community Center — a chance to learn to cook from someone whose destiny is the seductive world of food and wine.

Spring has sprung

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:30PM

Chef Lisa Odegard has a desire to cook. Her knowledge is broad, her personality is colorful, and her abilities are exceptional. With a passion for sharing knowledge, Odegard is a teaching chef, a menu consultant and a caterer with 11 years in the professional food industry plus a culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. She is passionate for local, organic and sustainable food, and has been on the planning committee for the Mercer Island Farmer’s Market. Her extra hours are spent working on other community projects and with regional farms. Odegard will offer cooking classes at the Mercer Island Community Center — a chance to learn to cook from someone whose destiny is the seductive world of food and wine.

The second half

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:30PM

Continued from last week, Island pioneer Virginia Ogden Elliott’s (1908-1981) Mercer Island Old & New column, first published on March 1, 1961 in the MI Reporter. “Nin” tells of the first grocers and the birth of our commercial center. Oh, what would she think of the scalped “country village” she hoped for? Enjoy.

Celebrating the seniors among us

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:30PM

My 81-year-old mother has a favorite expression as she contemplates growing older. “Age is just a number … and mine is unlisted.” While that may be a fun way to dodge admitting how old you are, I think there is merit in just eliminating the second half of the statement. Age is just a number. A person’s length of life doesn’t invite you to make broad-brushed assumptions.

Out with the cold, in with the bold

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:30PM

I have been waiting to rotate my clothing until the weather shows more promise of warmth. The presence of tulips has reassured me that contrary to what I see outside my window, spring has arrived! It’s finally time for me to shed my sweaters — and to take some bold steps with my wardrobe.

From Washington to California, women excel in winemaking

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:29PM

I try to keep this wine column timely: Thanksgiving choices in November, rosés for summer. Other than May wine, May is a challenge — until I thought about Mother’s Day. Then a feature about women winemakers seemed especially appropriate!

Oncologist reluctantly retires after six years fighting own illness

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:29PM

Dr. Paul Knoll set out to be a physicist. After three years at the University of Washington, he felt a strong tug in another direction.

Mercer Island, old and new

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:29PM

(Continued from last week.)

Delight in shade plants

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:29PM

A common mistake made by beginning or less-than-experienced gardeners is forgetting to take into consideration the amount of sunlight a plant will receive. Plants that need sun will not flower or prosper in shade, and plants that need shade will wither and scorch in sun. Most plants that are available in nurseries do well in sun, so it is the shaded garden that is the most difficult to master.

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