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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?

Community briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:24PM

St. Monica Church of Mercer Island raised the second highest amount of money for the annual Roman Catholic Church’s “Peter’s Pence” collection from the 170 parishes in the Archdiocese of Seattle. St. Monica Parish raised $19,562, second only to the St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Tacoma, which contributed $26,000. The money is collected for the spiritual and charitable works of the Pope. It is used by the Pope to respond to need created by wars, oppression and natural disasters across the globe.

The Island House of Tai Chi | Mercer Island seniors practice ancient art of healing

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:24PM

Walk through the courtyard of Ellsworth House any evening at 7 p.m. and you’ll witness a sanctuary of Chinese culture.

Translator brings tai chi to Mercer Island's Ellsworth House

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

Walk through the courtyard of Ellsworth House any evening at 7 p.m. and you’ll witness a sanctuary of Chinese culture. With a lazy black cat sauntering around their feet, a dozen senior residents move gracefully through the archaic steps of tai chi. Traditional Chinese music softens the distant murmur of traffic. A trio of birch trees rustles in the wind. The courtyard is filled with calm.

Sales slow but prices up

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

There is more on the market in Mercer Island than single family residential homes and condos. As of July 28, there are 29 listings for vacant residential land on Mercer Island — and 17 of those properties have been on the market for 90 days or less. The properties total 12.65 acres of land and have an average asking price of $2.3 million an acre. They range in size from 8,800 square feet in size to just over an acre.

Seeing our losses as a potential source of strength

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

Some years ago, my youngest daughter went to the store with me to spend her allowance for a favorite toy. She was all of maybe 5 or 6 years old and had her eye set on some of the miniatures in the doll aisle. However, her older brother was also with me, bouncing between the action figures and the Hot Wheels sections. I attempted to float between my two children, making sure they were where I left them as they asked, “Do I have enough allowance for this?”

Horse Heaven Hills ‘O’ Wines to pay for school

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

O Wines was established in 2006 by Stacy Lill and Kathy Johanson, who donate a portion of the proceeds from wine sales to fund scholarships for motivated, underprivileged girls in Washington state. Their ultimate dream is to establish a local academy for these young women to help them with higher education.

Island models for Issaquah

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

More than 50 Issaquah residents, council members and various commission members toured the new mixed-use development in downtown Mercer Island and Old Bellevue on Tuesday as part of the ongoing process for Issaquah’s Central Issaquah Plan.

Mostly Music in the Park

  • Jul 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

154 miles and 10,000 feet up Mt. Rainier

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

Thirty Islanders entered the 25th annual Ride Around Mt. Rainier in One Day (RAMROD) race held last Thursday. The Reporter contacted the cyclists and asked if they could share their story and a photo or two with readers.

154 miles and 10,000 feet up Mt. Rainier

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

Thirty Islanders entered the 25th annual Ride Around Mt. Rainier in One Day (RAMROD) race held last Thursday. The Reporter contacted the cyclists and asked if they could share their story and a photo or two with readers.

Growing fruits and vegetables at home

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:22PM

Many people think of vegetables and fruits as something that comes from the store, but for avid gardeners, the food that graces their tables comes from their own backyard or one of the many pea-patches that exist here on Mercer Island. Years of experience are not necessary to provide some of the easier things to grow, but for the ability to grow enough produce for a large family, it pays to consult an expert.

Business helps out in earthquake-hit India

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:22PM

Giving back has never been so glamorous, as two local business women combine their love for gemstones and philanthropy to help struggling artisans halfway around the world. Zavida Gemstones, a socially conscious online retailer offering handmade semi-precious gemstone jewelry from around the world, announced on July 7 that it had granted $23,000 to support the indigenous silversmiths of India who create some of Zavida’s jewelry offerings. The funds come as part of Zavida’s progressive business model that gives back 25 percent of its profits to struggling regions where its worldly jewelry and gemstones originate, plus private donations.

Picket against Reichert

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:22PM

Mountains to sea in British Columbia | Painter’s Lodge and April Point: Canada’s Inside Passage

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:22PM

Two for one. Sweet words to the ears of this travel lover. Next to “free” — my all-time favorite.

Skin Cancer Foundation screening on Mercer Island

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:22PM

Sixty people were checked for skin cancer during the Road to Healthy Skin Tour that came to Mercer Island on Thursday, Aug. 7.

Contact Oak Bay Marine Group, toll free, at 1-800-663-

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:22PM

Contact Oak Bay Marine Group, toll free, at 1-800-663-7090 or visit its Web site at www.obmg.com.

Mercer Island zip is fourth wealthiest in Puget Sound | Islanders’ median net worth is $1.97 million

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:22PM

Mercer Island is fourth in a ranking of the wealthiest zip codes in the Puget Sound region, having fallen from second place on the 2007 list.

Fitting alternative to Captain’s Table

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:21PM

When I was growing up in Seattle, one on my family’s favorite places to “eat out” was at the Captain’s Table. We often came into town on a Sunday evening and waited patiently for a table. The moment I walked into the restaurant, I could smell the sea. There were lobster tanks all around to look into and the noises of happy people. The waiters knew how to treat children and immediately made me feel special. We came for their salmon and were never disappointed. It was a family place and a celebratory experience all rolled into one.

Mercer Island grad Naomi Glick lands role in Robin Williams' new movie

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:21PM

Islander Naomi Glick, a student at the University of Washington, spent much of July laughing alongside Hollywood actor Robin Williams. The aspiring actress plays a central role in Williams’ latest drama, “World’s Greatest Dad,” an independent film by You Don’t Know Me Productions.

Islander receives Operator of the Year award

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:21PM

What started out as a short-term stint for one Islander in the summer of 1979 actually developed into a 30-year career behind the wheel of a bus and recently earned him Metro’s top honor, Operator of the Year.

An uncommon friendship

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:21PM

It was quite a scene. A Greek-American pastor and a Russian Orthodox priest sitting in a Chinese restaurant on Mercer Island. The occasion was one last meal with The Reverend Doctor Samuel G. Sawitski, pastor of the Congregational Church on Mercer Island. After five years of ministry in our community, Sam has accepted a call to a congregation in suburban Phoenix, Ariz. Because my vacation would prevent me from attending his farewell celebration, I opted for a personal time to say goodbye.

Island waxwings

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 4:21PM

Keep a green bough in your heart and the singing bird will come (Chinese proverb).

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