Life

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
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District 
                                Mercer Island School District retirees were honored by the School Board at its May 23 meeting.

Staff honored during school board meeting

Retirees and employees of the year recognized.

  • Jun 8, 2019
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District 
                                Mercer Island School District retirees were honored by the School Board at its May 23 meeting.
Mercer Island now hosts 16 new “wayfinding” signs around the city for visitors to easily locate key locations around the city. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

Mercer Island implements ‘Wayfinding’ signs

The new signs will supplement and replace the previous signs that were inadequate or missing.

Mercer Island now hosts 16 new “wayfinding” signs around the city for visitors to easily locate key locations around the city. Kailan Manandic / staff photo

Greet a graduate – send a ‘Grad Gram’

A Mercer Island tradition – it’s time to send Graduate Grams. Send a congratulatory message to a graduating senior, eighth grader, fifth grader, kindergartner or… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2019
Courtesy photo 
                                Seattle artist Scott Gibson.
Courtesy photo 
                                Seattle artist Scott Gibson.
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District
                                Mercer Island High School trumpet ensemble earned first place at the state Solo and Ensemble Contest in Ellensburg.

Local musicians lauded at state contest

MIHS trumpet ensemble won big.

  • May 27, 2019
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island School District
                                Mercer Island High School trumpet ensemble earned first place at the state Solo and Ensemble Contest in Ellensburg.
Fifth-grade Girl Scout Troop 41868 recently completed the Bronze Award project which focused on educating classmates on the environmental harm done by disposable plastic water bottles, and encouraging the use of reusable bottles. (Pictured clockwise from top-left) Lily Harper, Chloe Su, Selina Zhao, Alice Zhu, Ella Sirkis, Maya Talby, Savanna Rousell and Mika Salomon. Photo courtesy of Patrice Rousell

Troop earns Bronze Award

Encouraging the use of reusable bottles.

  • May 23, 2019
Fifth-grade Girl Scout Troop 41868 recently completed the Bronze Award project which focused on educating classmates on the environmental harm done by disposable plastic water bottles, and encouraging the use of reusable bottles. (Pictured clockwise from top-left) Lily Harper, Chloe Su, Selina Zhao, Alice Zhu, Ella Sirkis, Maya Talby, Savanna Rousell and Mika Salomon. Photo courtesy of Patrice Rousell
Issaquah resident Daniel F. McAllaster receives his French Legion of Honor Medal from the Consul General of France in San Francisco, Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens at the Museum of Flight on May 10. Courtesy photo of the Consular Agency of France in Seattle
                                The U.S. Veterans were awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal at the Museum of Seattle on May 10. Courtesy photo of the Consular Agency of France in Seattle

Eastside Veterans awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal

Daniel F. McAllaster and Richard A. Nelms awarded for their service in France during WWII

  • May 19, 2019
Issaquah resident Daniel F. McAllaster receives his French Legion of Honor Medal from the Consul General of France in San Francisco, Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens at the Museum of Flight on May 10. Courtesy photo of the Consular Agency of France in Seattle
                                The U.S. Veterans were awarded the French Legion of Honor Medal at the Museum of Seattle on May 10. Courtesy photo of the Consular Agency of France in Seattle
Marion (left) and James Burtt of Mercer Island. Courtesy photo
                                Courtesy photo 
                                Marion (left) and James Burtt of Mercer Island.

50 years together

The Burtts celebrate anniversary

  • May 16, 2019
Marion (left) and James Burtt of Mercer Island. Courtesy photo
                                Courtesy photo 
                                Marion (left) and James Burtt of Mercer Island.
Nityia Photography

Take time to feel the emotions, don’t avoid them | Health column

A monthly column about mindfulness meditation and wellbeing.

  • May 6, 2019
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Mercer Island High School students and chaperones at the entrance of the Château de Ripaille in France. Courtesy photo of City of Thonon website

Mercer Island High School students return from France

Twenty-six students participated in a student exchange to Thonon-les-Bains, France from April 5 - 15.

  • May 3, 2019
Mercer Island High School students and chaperones at the entrance of the Château de Ripaille in France. Courtesy photo of City of Thonon website
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island High School
                                Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare’s wittiest characters, have sworn off love. Hero and Claudio have jumped into love. The Mercer Island High School drama department is performing “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare for its spring production. Performances began on April 25 and will also be at 7 p.m., May 2 to 4. Presale tickets are $10 or $15 at the door. Seniors are $5. A pay-what-you-can performance will be held at 2p.m. on May 4. Tickets can be purchased from members of the cast or online at mercerislandschools.org/drama.

Love is in the air

Spring production at Mercer Island High School

  • May 2, 2019
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island High School
                                Beatrice and Benedick, two of Shakespeare’s wittiest characters, have sworn off love. Hero and Claudio have jumped into love. The Mercer Island High School drama department is performing “Much Ado About Nothing” by William Shakespeare for its spring production. Performances began on April 25 and will also be at 7 p.m., May 2 to 4. Presale tickets are $10 or $15 at the door. Seniors are $5. A pay-what-you-can performance will be held at 2p.m. on May 4. Tickets can be purchased from members of the cast or online at mercerislandschools.org/drama.
photo: Daian Gan

First Friday art walk May 3

Artists Barbara Bouman Jay and Scott Gibson will be on hand for an exhibit opening.

  • May 2, 2019
photo: Daian Gan

Six Mercer Island teams qualify for Global Finals

Destination Imagination teams update

  • Apr 30, 2019

Record number of Mercer Island teams qualify for Destination Imagination state event

Fourteen (14) Mercer Island teams qualified for the state Destination Imagination (DI) tournament by placing at recent regional events. The state tournament was in Kennewick… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2019