Rebecca Mar

Top ROTC honors go to Mercer Island grad Christie Plackis

For Cadet Lt. Col. Christie Plackis, Army ROTC boot camp was a time to prove herself. During four weeks of intensive training in skills ranging from navigation to weapons, as well as physical fitness, Plackis met the challenge. She emerged from “Operation Warrior Forge” on top, ranking as No. 1 out of 268 cadets in her regiment and the No. 1 female cadet nationwide.

A mission for Africa

Togolese man is fellow at Seattle nonprofit institute

The sound of the Orient

Islanders perform with Chinese Arts & Music Association

A Priest in name and ministry

Driving across the country from Atlanta, Ga., to become the new rector at Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Mercer Island took more than two weeks for Rev. William Hunt Priest and his family. Such a drive would normally take less than a week, but the Priests visited friends and relatives on the way, and places such as Yellowstone National Park and Flathead Lake, Mont.

New clothing business, SPUN, created by Mercer Island resident Sara Seumae

Fashion is going organic with Sara Seumae’s new clothing business, SPUN, on Mercer Island.

Skin Cancer Foundation screening on Mercer Island

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