Life

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.
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.

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.

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