At first glance, the tabby cat with distinctive markings and sea-green eyes wandering the streets around the edge of the North end business district looks like a stray. Upon closer contact, however, the cat is not feral — he is unafraid and curious.
One month after North Korea’s third nuclear test, Bob Lewis boarded a plane to Pyongyang. Lewis, 81, a retired dentist, has visited many places — Vietnam, Mexico, the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean, and even Iran and Cuba.
Charon Gooding’s wedding ring is the only piece of jewelry she has left after her home was burglarized while she was out of town last month. The 73-year-old Mercer Island resident was widowed 20 years ago, but still wears her diamond wedding ring.
Once a year in April, the flag of Israel can be seen along Island Crest Way and in downtown Mercer Island as it is carried from Northwest Yeshiva High School to the Island Crust Cafe during the Walk For Israel.
A police dog helped to catch a suspect on the run after midnight on Tuesday, April 9. After stealing three bottles of vodka and a protein shake from the Mercer Island Albertsons, a 20-year-old Kent man eluded police officers for several blocks until a veteran police dog named Vader and his handler, Officer Sam Hovenden, arrived.
Israel wants peace, and that is the message Shai Bernstein and Hen Mazzig brought to Mercer Island last week. The two Israeli soldiers, now reservists, spoke at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center and Northwest Yeshiva High School as part of the fifth annual StandWithUs “Israeli Soldiers’ Stories” tour.
Parlor Elan’s name comes from the Italian for “moving forward.” The new beauty salon is located in the Rite Aid building on the South end. Two friends, Dina Good and Anne Messmore, opened the salon in mid-January.