Life

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                                Volunteers plant trees at the Mercer Island’s 2018 inaugural Arbor Day celebration.

Second Annual Arbor Day Celebration

Volunteers plant and pamper trees.

 

Robinson and his oldest son, Gavin, on a ski trip. Photo courtesy Gary Robinson

Islander, Bothell firefighter remembered

Robinson, remembered by loved ones as a selfless and genuinely kind person, died on Oct. 4.

 

Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District
                                The 2019 Mercer Island Royalty Homecoming Court.

Homecoming Royalty

2019 Mercer Island High School Homecoming

  • Oct 15, 2019

 

Fall back into a healthier you

A monthly column by an Eastside naturopathic doctor.

  • Oct 8, 2019

HIV prevention in teens, young adults

A health column from Mercer Island Pediatrics.

  • Oct 7, 2019

What happiness, etiquette, mindfulness have in common

A monthly column about mindfulness and mental wellbeing.

  • Oct 6, 2019
Mercer Island High School students (not in order) Henry Do, Jasper Geer, Lauren Hunter, Leonard Jung, Meghana Kakubal, Sophia Scull, Lucille Shield, Thomas Short, Sarah Wang, Zitong Wang, Derek Wong, Grace Y. Zhang and Jason Zhang are National Merit Scholarship program semifinalists. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District

13 students are National Merit semifinalists

Application process required extensive information from students and school.

  • Oct 5, 2019
Mercer Island High School students (not in order) Henry Do, Jasper Geer, Lauren Hunter, Leonard Jung, Meghana Kakubal, Sophia Scull, Lucille Shield, Thomas Short, Sarah Wang, Zitong Wang, Derek Wong, Grace Y. Zhang and Jason Zhang are National Merit Scholarship program semifinalists. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District

Keep calm and start composting

A local column about sustainability for Mercer Island.

  • Sep 25, 2019

Friendship Circles to host their 8th annual Walk, Run, and Community Day

The event will take place on Sept. 22 at Luther Burbank Park.

Photos courtesy of Celeste Gracey
                                Chris Adams, right, was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease 32 years ago. He’s now using his experiences to help people with this chronic illness through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The foundation is hosting an education event at the Meydenbauer Center Sept. 15. Adams owns Barre Rev on Mercer Island with his spouse Kaelyn.

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation event on Sept. 15

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center.

  • Sep 10, 2019
Photos courtesy of Celeste Gracey
                                Chris Adams, right, was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease 32 years ago. He’s now using his experiences to help people with this chronic illness through the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The foundation is hosting an education event at the Meydenbauer Center Sept. 15. Adams owns Barre Rev on Mercer Island with his spouse Kaelyn.

Libraries are welcoming spaces for everyone | Book Nook

A monthly column from the King County Library System.

  • Sep 9, 2019
Photo by Nityia Photography
                                Dora Gyarmati.

Redefine goals based on virtues to find joy | Health column

A monthly column about mindfulness and wellbeing.

  • Sep 6, 2019
Photo by Nityia Photography
                                Dora Gyarmati.
Donna Colosky is superintendent of the Mercer Island School District.

Welcoming students to a new school year

A guest column from Mercer Island School District Superintendent Donna Colosky.

  • Sep 4, 2019
Donna Colosky is superintendent of the Mercer Island School District.
Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos
                                Chaplain Greg Asimakoupoulos uses blackberry picking as lessons for life.

Parables of life learned through blackberry picking | On Faith

A monthly column by Greg Asimakoupoulos dealing in matters of faith.

  • Sep 4, 2019
Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos
                                Chaplain Greg Asimakoupoulos uses blackberry picking as lessons for life.
SeaJAM, which kicks off the SJCC Arts + Ideas 2019–2020 season, will present “An Evening with Debra Messing” on Saturday, September 14, at Benaroya Hall’s Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. Courtesy photo

SJCC prepares for second annual SeaJAM

SeaJAM will present “An evening with Debra Messing” on Sept. 14.

  • Aug 19, 2019
SeaJAM, which kicks off the SJCC Arts + Ideas 2019–2020 season, will present “An Evening with Debra Messing” on Saturday, September 14, at Benaroya Hall’s Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. Courtesy photo
Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos
                                A plaque commemorating the date the Asimakoupoulos family changed its name.

A summer to remember | On Faith

A monthly column dealing in faith.

  • Aug 18, 2019
Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos
                                A plaque commemorating the date the Asimakoupoulos family changed its name.
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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.

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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.

Ready or not, college is arriving | Guest article

How parents can help their students embark on a college career.

  • Aug 16, 2019

Leaving for college anxiety | Dear YFS

A monthly advice column about issues faced by Islanders.

  • Aug 15, 2019
Author Claire Gebben gives blacksmithing a go at Bruce Weakly’s private shop on Whidbey Island. Gebben sought to learn the art of blacksmithing to better understand the life of her great-great grandfather, who immigrated to Cleveland in the mid-1800s. Photo courtesy of Claire Gebben

Island author Gebben’s work named Indie Book Awards finalist

“How We Survive Here: Families Across Time” reveals genealogical journey.

  • Aug 10, 2019
Author Claire Gebben gives blacksmithing a go at Bruce Weakly’s private shop on Whidbey Island. Gebben sought to learn the art of blacksmithing to better understand the life of her great-great grandfather, who immigrated to Cleveland in the mid-1800s. Photo courtesy of Claire Gebben