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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.

‘Smokin’ at the bus stop...

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:25PM

Judy Halone
Don’t Make Me

Viva la France!

  • Mar 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 6:25PM

Bill Morton
On Travel

Gardens are haven for birds, wildlife

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:24PM

Island has 14 NWF certified gardens

Fighting good fights

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:24PM

Nancy Gould-Hilliard
Around the Island

A book worth finishing

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:24PM

For the first 40 or so years of my life, if I started a book, I finished it. But then the sense of my own mortality hit, and I realized that there weren’t enough days left in my life to waste any of them on bad books. So, reluctantly, and with some trepidation, I adopted a new philosophy. If I started reading a book and really, truly thought it was terrible, I'd just stop and put it aside. It’s still hard for me to give up on a book, but I’ve gotten better at it.

Passover holiday treats

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:24PM

Apple strawberry cake, chocolate torte, meringue torte and other temptations

In praise of a winter view

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:24PM

The past four months have been a meteorological phenomenon of astronomical proportions. In other words, this winter has been out of this world. And unlike the way we normally use that phrase, I’m not sure we’d all agree it was a good thing.

Everyone’s Irish this week

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:24PM

Nancy Gould-Hilliard
Around the Island

Teens entering work world gain new skills and income

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:24PM

Cheryl Hudson
YFS Perspectives

Cardiology 101 at MIHS

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:24PM

For Dr. Richard Page, parental involvement in education doesn’t stop with asking the daily question, “How was your day at school?” or taking a crack at a tough geometry proof after dinner.

Birds show skill and flare in coping in urban environment

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:24PM

A few years ago, while outside on my Mercer Island back deck, I watched a Steller’s Jay belt out an exact mimic of a Bald Eagle’s call. If I hadn’t been standing close enough to see its beak moving, I wouldn’t have believed the call actually came from the jay.

A decade of great taste

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:24PM

Taste Washington celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and, happily for attendees, it is returning to its old format of seminars on Saturday and “Grand Tasting” on Sunday. I won’t belabor last year’s fiasco of seminars and tasting on one day. There was a lot of wine and little food. It was a disaster!

The life you save may be your own

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:24PM

What you can do to stay healthy and fit and live longer

Business is brewing at local coffee houses

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:24PM

Three times a week Michelle Dumler packs up her laptop and heads to her office. It has lots of windows, a nice large working space and terrific coffee. Her office also happens to be in a quiet corner at the QFC Village Starbucks just a few blocks from home. Michelle is one of today’s many business professionals who gravitate to public places to conduct business, and it’s not for the purpose of saving money on rented space.

A high altitude Islander

  • Mar 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 6:24PM

Elite climber David Morton operates a climbing school for Sherpas in Nepal

Islanders step up at the 2007 Big Climb for Leukemia

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:23PM

Reporter Staff

The Island’s most precious commodity

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:23PM

Nancy Gould-Hilliard
Around the Island

Voyages of self discovery

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:23PM

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust

From across the Pacific: Pen pals and friends for 35 years

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:23PM

Four-thousand eighty-one miles separate Karen Choyce of Mercer Island and Chieko Takatori of Tokyo, but that hasn’t stopped them from exchanging letters for the past 35 years.

Ready, set — fit!

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:23PM

Strains of “The Candy Man” boom from the Community Center at Mercer View many evenings as Lori Hollow urges her jazzercizers to “pick it up now.” The boogiers whoop or clap as the tempo changes to a more upbeat “American Idol” tune.

The college visit

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:23PM

As spring break rapidly approaches, many families of sophomore and junior students are touring colleges. All too often parents tell me that they’re not sure of what they are supposed to be looking for when they arrive. Since most families choose to spend the time and expense one time prior to sending their student off to college, it is important to glean as much information in that initial visit so you all can make a thoughtful decision as to whether that college is the right fit for your child

Kids can be ‘incredible’

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:23PM

I think kids are incredible — don’t you?

A thousand strings

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 6:23PM

Almost a thousand harp strings will be plucked in unison on Friday, April 6, when an ensemble of 20 youth harpists presents “From Bach to Rock,” a benefit concert for YouthCare in Seattle. Mercer Island student Masami Cookson (third row, far right) will be in the middle of the action playing a range of music, from classical to Celtic, on her lever harp. Masami, a sixth grader at Islander Middle School, has played the harp for about four years. Harpists performing on the concert range in age from 8 to 18 and come from all parts of Seattle, as well as Olympia, Monroe, Vashon Island, Bellevue, Des Moines and Kent.

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