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

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

A monthly column about matters of faith.

  • Mar 20, 2020
Iditarod shows the value of pulling together as a team | ON FAITH
Courtesy photo                                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.

Courtesy photo                                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

Libraries are the place to go according to poll

Library will host short film festival on March 20.

  • Mar 16, 2020
Libraries are the place to go according to poll
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island Sister City Association                                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
Photo courtesy of Mercer Island Sister City Association                                Most of the Mercer Island delegation in Thonon, France, overlooking Lac Leman (Lake Geneva).
Declutter your body and mind | Health column

Declutter your body and mind | Health column

A monthly health column about naturopathic medicine.

  • Mar 8, 2020
Declutter your body and mind | Health column
Courtesy photo                                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.

Courtesy photo                                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

Mercer Island high grads to be honored Bennett and Hawes

Pathfinder Awards will be given at MISF Breakfast of Champions.

  • Mar 4, 2020
Mercer Island high grads to be honored Bennett and Hawes
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.

Image of Nathaniel Riverhorse Nakadate on the water. Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo                                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.

Courtesy photo                                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 Valentine’s Day Prayer

A monthly column dealing in matters of faith.

  • Feb 16, 2020
A Valentine’s Day Prayer
Making a human connection in a sea of social media

Making a human connection in a sea of social media

A monthly health column about natural medicine.

  • Feb 10, 2020
Making a human connection in a sea of social media
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
Courtesy photo                                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.

Courtesy photo                                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

MercerFest to celebrate 60 years of Mercer Island

Help needed for citizen-run event.

MercerFest to celebrate 60 years of Mercer Island
Award-winning play ‘The Good Adoptee’ coming to Mercer Island

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

The autobiographical drama was penned by acclaimed playwright Suzanne Bachner.

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