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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.

Hosts with the most

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27PM

Island francophiles and the families of 12 Mercer Island High School students are taking up their positions for the coming invasion.

The healthy chili challenge: Holistic nutrition program is more than a hill of beans

  • Feb 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 6:27PM

Mercer Islander and former Reporter Lifestyle editor Trish Brandt has found the fountain of youth. She has truly achieved a goal of looking good, feeling better than she has ever felt and being healthy. At the same time she has found balance in her life with new relationships that feed her soul. How did she do it? She joined more than 500 people who have successfully changed the way they think about food and health by completing a nourishment program with “onvo.”

Northwest Flower and Garden Show coming to Seattle

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:26PM

In February, gardeners’ thoughts turn to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show, the third-largest in America. This year it will be held Feb. 14-18 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. It is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., except Sunday, when it closes at 6 p.m. The scent of spring will arouse your senses as you enter the display area, where 25 gardens will compete for honors.

Entertainment Briefs

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:26PM

Mercer Island bands sound off at EMP competition

Winemaker dinner: evenings to learn and enjoy

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:26PM

Enjoy a great multi-course meal planned to complement exceptional wines. Meet the winemaker and hear a discussion of the wines as you enjoy them. Put yourself into the hands of the chef to discover new twists. Enjoy the luxury of private dining rooms. Dine with others who also believe that special dining experiences create wonderful evenings.


  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:26PM

“The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” 1964 classic film is at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Community Center at Mercer View, 8236 S.E. 24th St. Staring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo, with dialogue that is entirely sung. Directed by Jacques Demy with original score by Michel Legrand, in French, with English subtitles). Sponsored by the Mercer Island Sister City Association and the Mercer Island Arts Council. No cost.

Kiwi is shy national symbol of New Zealand

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:26PM

How did the kiwi — a rarely seen, nocturnal, flightless, muddy brown bird — become a national icon? That question floated through my mind as I sat crammed into my Qantas Airline seat on a recent 12-hour flight to New Zealand.

House of many colors

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:26PM

Diversity and community make Ellsworth the richest address on Mercer Island

Love’s message endures through life’s seasons

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:26PM

I spent yesterday morning with one of my favorite valentines. First, we kissed. Then we held hands.

Home is where the music is

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:26PM

Folk troubadours bring worldly blend to M.I.

Alzheimer’s is an equal-opportunity destroyer

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:26PM

Who I am is partly due to my family history, my current experiences and my hope for the future. But if I can not remember where I came from, or what to do with myself now, who am I?

Hail to the Chiefs

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:26PM

When we moved from Illinois 18 months ago, one of the little things that helped our family conquer homesickness was the very road that got us to Mercer Island. If we hopped on Interstate 90 going east, we would eventually find ourselves in downtown Chicago. It’s the same Interstate, but in the Windy City, I-90 is called The Kennedy Expressway. Funny, Chicagoans also call another one of their major tollways The Eisenhower.

An experience for life

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:25PM

Mercer Island seventh-graders explore ‘Bodies’ exhibit

A class assignment

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:25PM

Mary Grady

Singles are Islanders too

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:25PM

Gayle Erickson

Forum on teen drinking

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:25PM

Takes place March 1 at MIHS

Training for the Rotary Run

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:25PM

Sadie Craig

Wear a hat when owls are nearby

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:25PM

The other day, I received this alarming e-mail from my neighbor Marti Anamosa:

The luxury of the lily

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:25PM

From the earliest times, lilies have been found in flower gardens. Few gardeners are indifferent to them. Their color, beauty of form and heady scent all add to the beauty of the garden, and, in addition, they can help beautify a room when used as cut flowers. Of the scented types, even one stem can perfume a room.

Crumbling beauties

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:25PM

Artist’s talent reveals symmetry of land, sky and ruin

Please feed me

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:25PM

Nancy Gould-Hilliard
Around the Island

How to lend support when someone you know has cancer

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:25PM

Support from family and friends is critical to cancer patients going through treatment, but what should that support look like? Many of us worry we won’t know what to say or do, or worse, that we’ll do the wrong thing.

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