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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

 

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

 

Stephanie Quiroz/staff photos
                                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.

 

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

Advice for addressing marijuana use in college students | Dear YFS

Dear YFS is an advice column with reader submitted or posed questions from the Island.

  • Aug 4, 2019
Rev. John Go, his wife Mia Park, Grace (13) and Gloria (9) come to Mercer Island from Portland, Ore. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island United Methodist Church Facebook

Mercer Island United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor

Rev. John Go moves go Mercer Island from Portland, Oregon.

  • Jul 28, 2019
Rev. John Go, his wife Mia Park, Grace (13) and Gloria (9) come to Mercer Island from Portland, Ore. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island United Methodist Church Facebook
Mercer Island seniors sing from their songbooks in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Living at the Shores on July 17. Madeline Coats/staff photo

A monthly sing-a-long program uses music to support patients with memory loss

Music Mends Minds places emphasis on music therapy as a way to delay neurodegenerative dementia.

Mercer Island seniors sing from their songbooks in the Fellowship Hall at Covenant Living at the Shores on July 17. Madeline Coats/staff photo

Discussing sustainable sustainability on the Island

A column on the importance of protecting the planet and how to go about doing that.

  • Jul 18, 2019

Dear YFS — How to address ‘lack of kindness’

Dear YFS is an advice column with reader submitted or posed questions from the Island.

  • Jul 14, 2019

Senior community gets new name, logo

The rebranding connects the community to its faith-based foundation.

  • Jul 7, 2019
Mike Woodsum of the Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust is the featured speaker for the Mercer Island Probus Club July meeting on Thursday, July 11. Courtesy photo

Greenway speaker at July 11 Probus Club meeting

Meeting date has changed for July; location has changed for summer meetings.

  • Jul 6, 2019
Mike Woodsum of the Mountain to Sound Greenway Trust is the featured speaker for the Mercer Island Probus Club July meeting on Thursday, July 11. Courtesy photo

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

This willow tree had recently fallen and was only a stump. Now new life has grown where all hope had seemed lost. Photo by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Lessons from the resurrection tree

Finding hope in times of loss | On Faith

  • Jul 2, 2019
This willow tree had recently fallen and was only a stump. Now new life has grown where all hope had seemed lost. Photo by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Objects for sale are displayed in sectioned areas throughout the store to make for organized shopping. Photo by Madeline Coats.

Thrift shop brings community together

Second-hand shop projected to bring in 2.9 million dollars this year alone.

Objects for sale are displayed in sectioned areas throughout the store to make for organized shopping. Photo by Madeline Coats.
Mercer Island Farmers Market runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, June through October, at Mercerdale Park. Courtesy photo

Upcoming events in Mercer Island and beyond

Community calendar

  • Jun 19, 2019
Mercer Island Farmers Market runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays, June through October, at Mercerdale Park. Courtesy photo

Class of ‘74 celebrating 45th on Aug. 9-11

Events planned throughout the weekend.

  • Jun 17, 2019
Photo courtesy of Sarah Le Clercq 
                                The Mercer Island PTA Council held its annual awards brunch on May 3.

PTA council awards contributors

Brunch was held last month.

  • Jun 14, 2019
Photo courtesy of Sarah Le Clercq 
                                The Mercer Island PTA Council held its annual awards brunch on May 3.

Water safety and drowning prevention

Guidance for children and water as summer gets underway.

  • Jun 12, 2019