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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
KCLS continuing to build connections in 2020

KCLS continuing to build connections in 2020

A monthly column about library happenings.

  • Jan 12, 2020
KCLS continuing to build connections in 2020
Mercer Island High School held its 62nd commencement on June 11 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. Photo by Joseph Chen

Nominations open for 2020 Pathfinder Awards

The awards honor Mercer Island High School alumni

  • Jan 11, 2020
Mercer Island High School held its 62nd commencement on June 11 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. Photo by Joseph Chen
Donate your car to MIYFS

Donate your car to MIYFS

Funds help support the mental health services on the Island.

Donate your car to MIYFS
Prescription for a 2020 Vision | On Faith

Prescription for a 2020 Vision | On Faith

A monthly column dealing in matters of faith.

  • Jan 8, 2020
Prescription for a 2020 Vision | On Faith
Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography

Embrace the struggle for a complete picture | Health column

A monthly column about mindfulness and general wellbeing.

  • Jan 5, 2020
Dora Gyarmati. Photo by Nityia Photography
Mercer Island Pipe Organ Foundation continues to preserve music

Mercer Island Pipe Organ Foundation continues to preserve music

19 years later volunteers are still going strong.

  • Dec 27, 2019
Mercer Island Pipe Organ Foundation continues to preserve music
Going public with your love | Column on Faith

Going public with your love | Column on Faith

A monthly column dealing in matters of faith.

  • Dec 26, 2019
Going public with your love | Column on Faith
Hanukkah at Mercerdale Park

Hanukkah at Mercerdale Park

The public Menorah lighting will take place on Dec. 22.

Hanukkah at Mercerdale Park
Eat this not that this holiday season | Health

Eat this not that this holiday season | Health

A monthly health column from a local naturopathic health care provider.

  • Dec 9, 2019
Eat this not that this holiday season | Health
Holiday Lights at Mercerdale Park is a Mercer Island tradition. Courtesy photo

A community tradition carries on

Holiday Lights at Mercerdale Park and Firehouse Munch Dec. 6.

Holiday Lights at Mercerdale Park is a Mercer Island tradition. Courtesy photo
Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Turkey rescue

The bird’s not on the Thanksgiving menu at this Fall City sanctuary.

Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
Marlin “Zip” Zuther, a veteran from Mercer Island experiences the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Greg Asimakoupoulos

‘Mr. Lincoln, I’ve been thinkin’’ | On Faith

A monthly column regarding matters of faith.

  • Nov 27, 2019
Marlin “Zip” Zuther, a veteran from Mercer Island experiences the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Photo by Greg Asimakoupoulos

How much youth sports is too much? | Dear YFS

A monthly advice column about issues faced by Islanders.

  • Nov 24, 2019