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New YTN director brings fresh perspective

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:27PM

For nearly a month now, Manuel Cawaling has been the new executive director of Youth Theatre Northwest. But he is no stranger to the Island’s only production house. Cawaling’s relationship with YTN goes back almost 10 years, to when he directed “The Nightingale” in 1999. Since then, he has directed a number of plays at YTN and has grown close with the theatre team.

Island briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:27PM

The Women Painters of Washington Gallery is now showing the “Mischief” exhibition through Aug. 1. Mercer Island resident Nancy Axell is among the artists who are displaying their art pieces in the exhibit. Other Mercer Island members of the Women Painters of Washington include Esther Akrish, Madelaine Georgette, Gertrude Hollis, Genny Rees and Cissy Gray.

Find a way to 'let go' this July 4 | Nancy Hilliard

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

When do the lazy days of summer come? We’ve had three end-of-school performances, three graduations, one wedding, visits to friends with new bionic parts, baseball games, swim meets, one Golden Grad reunion in Boise and my Queen Anne High golden gala yet to come. Gadzooks.

President’s Council on Fitness

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

Originally proposed over 50 years ago, the President’s Council on Physical Fitness was formed after concerns that our nation was going “soft.” President Eisenhower appointed then Vice President Richard Nixon to chair the council and establish physical fitness objectives for the country at large, and youth in particular. Immediate goals for the very first council were to raise the standards for physical fitness professionals, increase funding for classes and equipment at public schools, and to encourage more students, particularly girls, to participate in sports and recreational activities.

Sculptor-storyteller

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

Now summer, the garage doors to Pepper Kaminoff’s atelier are open so that all can watch him make deftly sculpt away at wood, metals and other material.

Anger management skills that make things better

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

So you go to a restaurant and have to repeat three times to your server that you want your eggs scrambled. Sure enough, 30 minutes later you’re served cold, runny eggs sunny-side up.

Scanned! The occasional traveler’s blues

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

If you have ever wondered where you may have misplaced say, oh, a Swiss Army knife, I’m here today to tell you how to find it.

Missiles, sparklers, and snakes...

  • Jul 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

A Priest in name and ministry

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

Driving across the country from Atlanta, Ga., to become the new rector at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island took more than two weeks for Rev. William Hunt Priest and his family. Such a drive would normally take less than a week, but the Priests visited friends and relatives on the way, and places such as Yellowstone National Park and Flathead Lake, Mont.

Looking for some competition | Boys tennis loses biggest rival, challenge in Newport

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 4:00PM

Most 3A KingCo high school tennis seasons come down to Mercer Island and Newport. The rest of the teams play for third or fourth place. This year, the only team left of those two schools in 3A KingCo after realignment is Mercer Island.

Cheers to some fun-loving Mercer Islanders | Column

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

Plenty of ways to catch the Summer Celebration wave, July 12-13: Sign up to help MI Chamber of Commerce sell Dove Bars, register to march in the parade, buy your tickets for Sunday’s Pancake Breakfast, make a date for the Car Show, and plan naps for the young ones, so they don’t miss the 10 p.m. fireworks at Luther Burbank Park.

New clothing business, SPUN, created by Mercer Island resident Sara Seumae

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

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

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?

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