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Mercer Island Preschool Association’s Circus will return on April 27

Activities include bounce houses, face painting and of course, a dunk tank.

  • Apr 17, 2019

Students embark

Exchange program underway for Island, sister city.

  • Apr 14, 2019
125 sack lunches were to the Safe Parking Program at the Lake Washington Methodist Church, Sophia Way, The Together Center, and to the residents of Camp Unity and Safe Parking at St. Jude’s. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

St. Jude’s Service Day Program helps combat poverty

The annual service day helps organizations who help Eastside communities experiencing poverty and abuse.

125 sack lunches were to the Safe Parking Program at the Lake Washington Methodist Church, Sophia Way, The Together Center, and to the residents of Camp Unity and Safe Parking at St. Jude’s. Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo.

Libraries are places of connection and community pride | Library column

Written by Lisa Rosenblum, the director of the King County Library System.

  • Apr 13, 2019

Mercer Islanders make pilgrimage to Israel

Chaplain Greg Asimakoupoulos and two Covenant Shores residents over 90 years old made the trip.

  • Apr 12, 2019
Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo 
                                Tom Kofler helps build the tiny house at Mercer Island United Methodist Church.

A response to homelessness: United Methodist Church builds a Tiny House for the homeless

The church will build the Tiny House during the month of April.

Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo 
                                Tom Kofler helps build the tiny house at Mercer Island United Methodist Church.
Photo by Rita Moore

Native plant sale is April 26-27

Volunteers needed for multiple shifts.

  • Apr 5, 2019
Photo by Rita Moore

First Friday art and wine event is April 5

The reception will also celebrate the third anniversary of the SZ Gallery.

  • Apr 4, 2019

Mercer Island Half brings out runners, volunteers

Thousands of racers and hundreds of volunteers came together to make the 47th annual event happen.

Caruccios are Mercer Island’s 2018 Citizens of the Year

‘The breadth and depth of their support for the people and the culture on this Island is commendable.’

Student petition causes two Mercer Island businesses to ditch Styrofoam

The Lakeridge student green team urged restaurants to switch to recyclable to-go containers.

  • Apr 2, 2019
Photo by Meg Lippert 
                                Volunteers prepare for planting native species from King County Conservation District in the Mercerdale Park Native Plant Garden. From left, Patrick Daugherty, George and Roberta Lewandowski, Rita Moore and Al Lippert.

Native plant garden work party volunteers welcome

Group inviting residents to get involved in future work parties.

  • Mar 31, 2019
Photo by Meg Lippert 
                                Volunteers prepare for planting native species from King County Conservation District in the Mercerdale Park Native Plant Garden. From left, Patrick Daugherty, George and Roberta Lewandowski, Rita Moore and Al Lippert.
Photo courtesy of Tsering Yuthok Short 
                                Three Boy Scouts from Troop 457 earned Eagle Scout. They are, from left, R. Grady Short, Cosmo K. Neames and Mark O. Mangino.

Three Islanders make Eagle Scout rank

Mark Oliver Mangino, Cosmo Kemuel Neames and Renzin Grady Yuthok Short received their Eagle Scout medals during a celebration on Jan. 27. All three Troop… Continue reading

  • Mar 28, 2019
Photo courtesy of Tsering Yuthok Short 
                                Three Boy Scouts from Troop 457 earned Eagle Scout. They are, from left, R. Grady Short, Cosmo K. Neames and Mark O. Mangino.

Growing HOSA chapter at MIHS recognized

Seven students won awards in a statewide competition.

  • Mar 26, 2019

MIHS business students earn state honors

Many advanced to the international competition.

  • Mar 24, 2019
(Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Team Mercer Island to run for homelessness

Mercer Island native leading the effort, Run to End Homelessness event on March 30.

(Arnold Lim/Black Press)

Parkinson bound for NYC

Mercer Island High School student Katie Parkinson earned first place in the Seattle Shakespeare Competition held March 3 at the Frye Art Museum. Parkinson, who… Continue reading

  • Mar 16, 2019

MIYFS Breakfast raises money for counseling, senior services

The 2019 event has brought in $377,480 so far.

Mercer Island High School radio broadcasters were honored with 20 national Golden Microphone awards for excellence. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island High School

Local school radio stars lauded

Mercer Island High Broadcasters Honored in New York The student broadcasters of KMIH-889 The Bridge earned accolades for excellence in broadcasting at the 79th annual… Continue reading

  • Mar 14, 2019
Mercer Island High School radio broadcasters were honored with 20 national Golden Microphone awards for excellence. Photo courtesy of Mercer Island High School
Photo courtesy of Roxanne Helleren 
                                Left to right, Bob Howell, Al Smallman, Alexander Raffetto, Johnny Therrell, John Kneepkens and Bob Welsh are planning to build a bird sanctuary on the Covenant Shores campus as part of an Eagle Scout project.

Mercer Island Boy Scout to build bird sanctuary

The 15-year-old will complete the project with the help of older Eagle Scouts.

Photo courtesy of Roxanne Helleren 
                                Left to right, Bob Howell, Al Smallman, Alexander Raffetto, Johnny Therrell, John Kneepkens and Bob Welsh are planning to build a bird sanctuary on the Covenant Shores campus as part of an Eagle Scout project.