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                                About 600 people attended the sold-out annual breakfast fundraiser supporting Mercer Island Youth and Family Services on Feb. 12 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center.

600 attend annual MIYFS breakfast

MIYFS still looking to reach fundraising goal for maintaining service levels.

 

Aubrey Davis Park on Mercer Island in fall. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan to gather community feedback.

Plan necessary for state grants.

 

A Valentine’s Day Prayer

A monthly column dealing in matters of faith.

  • Feb 16, 2020

 

Making a human connection in a sea of social media

A monthly health column about natural medicine.

  • Feb 10, 2020
In their Mercer Island home, Pat and Dan Braman pose with a flier asking friends and family to plant 80 trees for their 80th birthdays and to help the environment. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

‘What could 80 years do for a tree?’

Mercer Island couple wants 80 trees planted for their 80th birthdays.

In their Mercer Island home, Pat and Dan Braman pose with a flier asking friends and family to plant 80 trees for their 80th birthdays and to help the environment. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
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                                Eldergrow program administrator Katy Dittmer works with Covenant Living at the Shores resident Althea Esterley at the community’s new indoor mobile sensory garden during at Jan. 17 kickoff event.

Growing smiles

New indoor sensory garden at Covenant Living at the Shores on Mercer Island.

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                                Eldergrow program administrator Katy Dittmer works with Covenant Living at the Shores resident Althea Esterley at the community’s new indoor mobile sensory garden during at Jan. 17 kickoff event.

MercerFest to celebrate 60 years of Mercer Island

Help needed for citizen-run event.

Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island

The autobiographical drama was penned by acclaimed playwright Suzanne Bachner.

Alan Roach and his dog, Roxie, reunited in their new apartment. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Al’s new apartment, a community effort

Mercer Islanders give housewares, furniture to formerly homeless man and his dog.

Alan Roach and his dog, Roxie, reunited in their new apartment. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
Photo courtesy of Deborah Hendrickson
                                A recent Eagle Scout Court of Honor recognized Elliott Hendrickson of Mercer Island, Alexander Raffetto of Bellevue and Andrew Sugamele of Mercer Island.

Three Eastside scouts honored at Court of Honor ceremony

Elliott Hendrickson, Alexander Raffetto, and Andrew Sugamele were presented with Eagle Scout honors.

  • Jan 19, 2020
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                                A recent Eagle Scout Court of Honor recognized Elliott Hendrickson of Mercer Island, Alexander Raffetto of Bellevue and Andrew Sugamele of Mercer Island.
From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb

‘It’s one of my favorite places to be’: School of Rock Issaquah gears up for January shows

In January, students will be paying homage to the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Chris Cornell and others.

From left: students Riley Retinger, Abby Smith, Mimmi Hubbard and Sadie Rabinowitz. Photo by Calah Webb

KCLS continuing to build connections in 2020

A monthly column about library happenings.

  • Jan 12, 2020
Mercer Island High School held its 62nd commencement on June 11 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. Photo by Joseph Chen

Nominations open for 2020 Pathfinder Awards

The awards honor Mercer Island High School alumni

  • Jan 11, 2020
Mercer Island High School held its 62nd commencement on June 11 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. Photo by Joseph Chen

Donate your car to MIYFS

Funds help support the mental health services on the Island.

Prescription for a 2020 Vision | On Faith

A monthly column dealing in matters of faith.

  • Jan 8, 2020
Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography

Embrace the struggle for a complete picture | Health column

A monthly column about mindfulness and general wellbeing.

  • Jan 5, 2020
Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography

Mercer Island Pipe Organ Foundation continues to preserve music

19 years later volunteers are still going strong.

  • Dec 27, 2019

Going public with your love | Column on Faith

A monthly column dealing in matters of faith.

  • Dec 26, 2019

Hanukkah at Mercerdale Park

The public Menorah lighting will take place on Dec. 22.

Eat this not that this holiday season | Health

A monthly health column from a local naturopathic health care provider.

  • Dec 9, 2019