Stephanie Quiroz

Anna Bolger, 16 will compete in the Spartan Race World Championships 2019 next month. Photo courtesy of Spartan Race website

Mercer Island’s Bolger to compete in the Spartan World Championships

Sixteen-year-old Anna Bolger will compete in the World Championships Sept. 28-29 in Lake Tahoe.

 

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                                Covenant Living at the Shores residents and staff with Ageless Aviation pilot and team at the Renton Municipal Airport on Aug. 12.

Covenant Living at the Shores Residents take flight

Tom Norris, Sid Boegl, Doug Wilkinson, and Jack Nelson take flight in a 1942 Boeing Stearman.

 

Photo courtesy of Neelam Chahlia 
                                Redmond’s Neelam Chahlia crowned as Mrs. Washington America and competing for the national Mrs. America title on Aug. 26.

Redmond’s Chahlia to compete for Mrs. America 2020 title

Mrs. Washington America winner says her journey embodies the ‘American Dream.’

 

Photo Courtesy of Ellen Hochberg
                                The students will be selling their goods from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 1-2, at the entryway of SJCC.

SJCC students help repair the world

The Art of Giving Camp selling goods Aug 1 -2, to benefit the organization KIND

Photo Courtesy of Ellen Hochberg
                                The students will be selling their goods from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Aug. 1-2, at the entryway of SJCC.
The 2019-20 Get Active grants support 19 youth, senior, housing and cultural organizations across District 6. The Jewish Stroum Community Center will use the grant to fund its Rock Steady Boxing program. Courtesy photo of JSCC

Eastside organizations receive Get Active Stay Active Grant

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department, Stroum Jewish Community Center are among the awardees.

The 2019-20 Get Active grants support 19 youth, senior, housing and cultural organizations across District 6. The Jewish Stroum Community Center will use the grant to fund its Rock Steady Boxing program. Courtesy photo of JSCC
From left: middle schooler Valeriya Alekseykina, coach Jesse Walter, and Andrew Kaelin at the X-Out Cancer Fundraiser Jr. Tournament during the month of June. The team helped raise nearly $1658 which will help aid cancer families at Seattle Children’s. Courtesy photo of Gerry Kaelin

Mercer Island teen donates $1658 to Cross Out Cancer organization

Andrew Kaelin runs Jr. Tennis Tournament to raise money for children with cancer.

From left: middle schooler Valeriya Alekseykina, coach Jesse Walter, and Andrew Kaelin at the X-Out Cancer Fundraiser Jr. Tournament during the month of June. The team helped raise nearly $1658 which will help aid cancer families at Seattle Children’s. Courtesy photo of Gerry Kaelin

Celebrating the Fourth on the Eastside

Americans all over the country including the Eastside region will gather on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. The Fourth of July commemorates the signing… Continue reading

Residents plan the first All-Island Fourth of July Picnic

Due to budget cuts, the city of Mercer Island canceled several events including its largest and longest-running Summer Celebration. But despite the cuts, Islanders are… Continue reading

The Mercer Island Girl Scouts held an End of the Year Celebration on June 9.

Mercer Island Girl Scouts celebrates its members and volunteers

An End of The Year ceremony was held on June 9.

The Mercer Island Girl Scouts held an End of the Year Celebration on June 9.
Eagle Scout Elliott Hendrickson and Kim Frappier from the City’s Parks and Recreation Department with the new Pioneer Park fence.

Mercer Island Eagle Scout partners with City’s Park and Recreation Department

Elliott Hendrickson builds fence at Pioneer Park.

Eagle Scout Elliott Hendrickson and Kim Frappier from the City’s Parks and Recreation Department with the new Pioneer Park fence.

Farmers Market season is back

Mercer Island Farmers Market will run every Sunday through September 29.

125 sack lunches were to the Safe Parking Program at the Lake Washington Methodist Church, Sophia Way, The Together Center, and to the residents of Camp Unity and Safe Parking at St. Jude’s. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

St. Jude’s Service Day Program helps combat poverty

The annual service day helps organizations who help Eastside communities experiencing poverty and abuse.

125 sack lunches were to the Safe Parking Program at the Lake Washington Methodist Church, Sophia Way, The Together Center, and to the residents of Camp Unity and Safe Parking at St. Jude’s. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.
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                                Tom Kofler helps build the tiny house at Mercer Island United Methodist Church.

A response to homelessness: United Methodist Church builds a Tiny House for the homeless

The church will build the Tiny House during the month of April.

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                                Tom Kofler helps build the tiny house at Mercer Island United Methodist Church.
From left: moderator Alyssa Weed, King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, The EverGrey co-founder and director Monica Guzman, Seattle City councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, and Crosscut reporter Melissa Santos. Photo courtesy of Chelsea Jordan.

Eastside leaders included in Impactful Women of King County March Panel

Panelist discuss what its like to be a woman in a traditionally male-dominated field

From left: moderator Alyssa Weed, King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, The EverGrey co-founder and director Monica Guzman, Seattle City councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, and Crosscut reporter Melissa Santos. Photo courtesy of Chelsea Jordan.
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                                Paige Bisbee, of Bellevue is a paid employee at Davis Wright Tremaine in Bellevue. As part of the law firm’s inclusive program, Bisbee distributes snacks and office supplies to her co-workers.

People with disabilities find purpose through new employment opportunities

Paige Bisbee of Bellevue finds employment at Davis Wright Tremaine

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                                Paige Bisbee, of Bellevue is a paid employee at Davis Wright Tremaine in Bellevue. As part of the law firm’s inclusive program, Bisbee distributes snacks and office supplies to her co-workers.
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Team Mercer Island to run for homelessness

Mercer Island native leading the effort, Run to End Homelessness event on March 30.

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Volunteers gathered at Big Finn Hill Park in Kirkland for the ceremonial tree planting day on Feb 27. King County Executive Dow Constantine thanked everyone who’s contributed to the milestone for the One Million Trees initiative. Photo courtesy of King County.

King County moves closer to planting one million trees

Volunteers have planted 705,840 trees. Only 425,000 more trees to go.

Volunteers gathered at Big Finn Hill Park in Kirkland for the ceremonial tree planting day on Feb 27. King County Executive Dow Constantine thanked everyone who’s contributed to the milestone for the One Million Trees initiative. Photo courtesy of King County.
Executive Constantine’s proposal will expand King County’s 200 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 28,000 acres of open space. Photo Courtesy of King County.

Executive Dow Constantine announces plan to renew King County Parks Levy

The proposal for the August ballot would generate an estimated $738 million over the next six years.

Executive Constantine’s proposal will expand King County’s 200 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 28,000 acres of open space. Photo Courtesy of King County.
Metropolitan King County Council proclaimed February 2019 as Black History Month in King County. Delbert Richardson founder of the American History Traveling Museum received the proclamation. Photo courtesy of King County Council.

King County Council proclaims February 2019 as Black History Month

Delbert Richardson of the American History Traveling Museum receives the proclamation.

Metropolitan King County Council proclaimed February 2019 as Black History Month in King County. Delbert Richardson founder of the American History Traveling Museum received the proclamation. Photo courtesy of King County Council.
King County Library System (KCLS) is named the leading U.S. library with 4.8 million digital checkouts in 2018 for the fifth year in a row by Rakuten OverDrive. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook.

King County Library System exceeds 1 million digital checkouts in 2018

KCLS leads the record for the fifth year in a row

King County Library System (KCLS) is named the leading U.S. library with 4.8 million digital checkouts in 2018 for the fifth year in a row by Rakuten OverDrive. Photo courtesy of KCLS Facebook.