From my first byline to my last interview, I have had the privilege of meeting people from all walks of life as they have shared their stories and perspectives with me.
Islanders, by now, have noticed the new banner covering the church’s sign at the corner of the intersection across from the post office. The Mercer Island Covenant Church has changed its name to Evergreen Covenant Church.
It started when a parent rented a garden plot in the pea patch at the Mercer Island community center. Harvesting pumpkins is now a 15-year tradition for Mercer Island Learning Lab preschoolers and their parents.
In four weeks the Island Broiler will take over the former Alpenland location. Alpenland first opened in 1974 and closed for good earlier this year. The new restaurant is expected to open during the week of Oct. 20 after construction is completed.
Major news outlets and talk shows have carried Jessica Buchanan’s story. The book, written with Islander Anthony Flacco, ranked no. 13 on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list within a month of its publication, no. 6 on the e-book nonfiction bestseller list, and no. 7 in the Wall Street Journal.