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Medic One Foundation’s Gratitude Meals offer support to first responders, local businesses

The initiative provides hearty lunches to first responders staffing the COVID-19 testing sites as they work to test their colleagues.

  • Apr 24, 2020

UW students create Spira app to gather COVID-19 data

The app was created to screen for respiratory diseases but the teen creators shifted their focus once the COVID-19 outbreak began.

  • Apr 23, 2020

‘Don’t assume it can’t happen to you’

Federal Way resident Evelyn Allcorn shares story of her husband’s battle with COVID-19 after he tested positive on March 28.

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                                Volunteers at a March 14 work party for Harvest Against Hunger.

Mercer Island Rotarians help fight hunger

COVID-19 regulations impact hunger relief efforts.

  • Apr 2, 2020
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                                Volunteers at a March 14 work party for Harvest Against Hunger.
Sisters Mackenzie Wilson (left) and Natalie Wilson delivering groceries to a neighbor’s doorstep. Courtesy photo

Lending a helping hand

Community group assists Islanders in need during pandemic.

  • Mar 26, 2020
Sisters Mackenzie Wilson (left) and Natalie Wilson delivering groceries to a neighbor’s doorstep. Courtesy photo

Changes to Mercer Island Youth and Family Services during COVID-19

Food Pantry gives gift cards, counseling goes virtual.

Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk

How is the coronavirus affecting the arts?

Representatives from Eastside arts institutions discuss their experiences.

Savannah Lynn and Will Chadek in the Second Story Repertory of Redmond’s production of “The Fantasticks.” “The Fantasticks” had been performed three times by the organization until coronavirus concerns resulted in the cancellation of the remaining dates. Photo by Michael Brunk

Iditarod shows the value of pulling together as a team | ON FAITH

A monthly column about matters of faith.

  • Mar 20, 2020
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                                Brody Newcomer (left) and Matthew Duffie, two Sunday school children at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Mercer Island, pose with a change collection bank for the church’s Lent fundraiser with RIP Medical Debt.

Forgiving debt for Lent

Mercer Island church raising $20,000 to eliminate the $2 million of medical debt in King County.

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                                Brody Newcomer (left) and Matthew Duffie, two Sunday school children at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church on Mercer Island, pose with a change collection bank for the church’s Lent fundraiser with RIP Medical Debt.

Libraries are the place to go according to poll

Library will host short film festival on March 20.

  • Mar 16, 2020
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                                Most of the Mercer Island delegation in Thonon, France, overlooking Lac Leman (Lake Geneva).

Sister city relationship continues

Mercer Island mayor signs agreement with mayor of Thonon les Bains, France.

  • Mar 12, 2020
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                                Most of the Mercer Island delegation in Thonon, France, overlooking Lac Leman (Lake Geneva).

Declutter your body and mind | Health column

A monthly health column about naturopathic medicine.

  • Mar 8, 2020
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                                From left, Sarah Poppe, James Mattson and April Shrum participating at a previous race event as part of nonprofit Ainsley’s Angels.

Angels on the Island

Volunteers will push disabled participants during the Mercer Island Rotary’s half marathon March 22.

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                                From left, Sarah Poppe, James Mattson and April Shrum participating at a previous race event as part of nonprofit Ainsley’s Angels.
Owen Blauman/courtesy photo. A drone picture of the former East Seattle Elementary School building.

To demolish or not to demolish?

Mercer Island weighs environmental impacts of proposed East Seattle School site development.

Owen Blauman/courtesy photo. A drone picture of the former East Seattle Elementary School building.

Mercer Island high grads to be honored Bennett and Hawes

Pathfinder Awards will be given at MISF Breakfast of Champions.

  • Mar 4, 2020
Image of Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate on the water. Courtesy photo

Mercer Island Arts Council event combines art, sports, nature

New Mercer Island Arts Council event.

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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.

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

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