Life

KIXI 880 recreates ‘golden age’ of radio for Islanders

Elizabeth Celms
Mercer Island Reporter

  • Nov 24, 2008

Bellevue man’s saltwater float tank eases mind and body

Carrie Wood
Bellevue Reporter

  • Nov 24, 2008

YamiPod and SharePod – freeing your iPod

The iPod is a most beloved device. iPod owners are able to store a large portion of their music and, in newer models, video and photo collections — within reach at all times. This allows for what most folks do with such treasures — enjoy and share them. But things are not so perfect as this feel-good phenomenon would otherwise present. Although the owner of an iPod does own the device, she or he must conform to the protocols and parameters of the iPod “system.”

  • Nov 19, 2008

Rotary Islander of November

The Rotary Islander of the Month award for November was given to Mercer Island High School senior Olivia Witter.

Parental controls: monitoring your children’s virtual whereabouts

A few weeks ago, we addressed the complex nature of the online social networking community called MySpace. In that article, we referenced parental controls and how to find out more about them in order to provide online safety for children.

  • Nov 12, 2008
Bright fall colored leaves are reflected in the a pond in The Lakes neighborhood on the south end of Mercer Island

Turning the other leaf

Bright fall-colored leaves are reflected in a pond at The Lakes neighborhood on the South end of Mercer Island, Oct. 27.

  • Nov 7, 2008
Bright fall colored leaves are reflected in the a pond in The Lakes neighborhood on the south end of Mercer Island

‘Swing for the Cure’ brings $528,850 to breast cancer fight

MulvannyG2 Architecture raised $138,850 to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Puget Sound Affiliate, at its sixth annual golf tournament, “Swing for the Cure,” held at Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore. Mitch Smith and Ming Zhang, Senior Partners of MulvannyG2, along with Chairman of the Board, Jerry Lee, presented a check to Mona Locke, Executive Director of Komen’s Puget Sound Affiliate, on Oct. 10 in support of breast cancer awareness month. MulvannyG2’s cumulative donation from this event has now peaked to over $528,850, aiding in the fight against breast cancer.

Couple cycles Island 50 times for Children’s Hospital

Couple cycles Island 50 times for Children’s Hospital

Mercer Island residents DJ and Renae Brooks celebrated their 50th birthdays by cycling around Mercer Island 50 consecutive times for Children’s Hospital. Tackling the marathon tag-team style, each taking one 13-mile loop at a time or riding together, the couple finished their goal in 44 hours and 36 minutes. They covered a total of 650 miles and raised $5,000 for the charity — $100 per loop.

Couple cycles Island 50 times for Children’s Hospital
The Calkins Hotel burned down in the East Seattle neighborhood under mysterious circumstances.

Haunted Isle | Spooky tales of Mercer Island’s past

Centuries ago, the Duwamish Indians would not set foot on Mercer Island past dusk. The Island, shrouded in fog and dark with mystery, was believed to be filled with spirits. Natives who hunted and foraged on the Island by day made haste to row away before sunset. When the first settlers came to Seattle, the Duwamish agreed to canoe the men over to explore the Island but refused to accompany them through the night, returning instead to pick the settlers up the next day. Since that time, Mercer Island has grown rich with stories of haunted landmarks and restless souls. Here are some of the Reporter’s favorites:

The Calkins Hotel burned down in the East Seattle neighborhood under mysterious circumstances.
Islander Kevin Curry uncovers his homemade art boat

What’s up duck? | The story behind Mercer Island’s first duck-boat

Anyone who drives up S.E. 40th Street has probably seen it — a glittering, 12-foot-long duck with bulging red eyes and a handsome bill. There he sits, these days wrapped up in tarp to keep warm from the cold. Earlier this summer, you may have seen him bobbing peacefully on Lake Washington or trailing behind a Ford truck on his way home.

Islander Kevin Curry uncovers his homemade art boat
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Homecoming 2008

Freshmen royalty Elana Skouras (left), Emma Guthrie and Jeremy Chow wave to the crowds.

  • Oct 21, 2008
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Meatloaf with Red Wine Glaze is one of several entrées on the menu.

Secrets from the kitchen of Mercer Island’s Cellar 46º

Mercer Islanders have a wonderful opportunity to raise their glasses and celebrate. It’s called Cellar 46º, a wine shop, bar, storage facility and superb bistro located right here on the Island. Established in 2007, Cellar 46º is the Northwest’s premier destination for wine lovers.

  • Oct 8, 2008
Meatloaf with Red Wine Glaze is one of several entrées on the menu.

Don’t let people be invisible to you | Column

In graduate school, I became casually acquainted with our library’s director. I would make my polite “Hellos” and “How are you’s” whenever I saw her at the counter to check out my next stack of research materials. She was all of maybe five feet tall with a large build, wore professional, appropriate director-of-graduate-school-librarian attire and regularly pushed her heavy-framed glasses back up her nose when she talked. I allowed myself to be quite content with this level of interaction until the day when I learned that she would be the keynote speaker at my school’s graduation ceremony.

  • Oct 1, 2008
Island toddlers
Island toddlers
The Island “Blackfoot tribe” of the YMCA sponsored Indian Guides program held its 30th reunion on the Island last month as fathers and sons came from as far away as Chicago and Los Angeles to celebrate. Front row from left: Nick Radovich
The Island “Blackfoot tribe” of the YMCA sponsored Indian Guides program held its 30th reunion on the Island last month as fathers and sons came from as far away as Chicago and Los Angeles to celebrate. Front row from left: Nick Radovich

Island Lifestyle

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  • Sep 9, 2008

Calendar items: Please e-mail or send your Island even

Calendar items: Please e-mail or send your Island event notices to rmar@mi-reporter.com. Items need to be in our office by noon on the Wednesday the week before publication is desired. Items are included on a space-available basis.

  • Sep 9, 2008
A girl browses prom dresses at Macy’s in the juniors department at Bellevue Square. The dress department has been swamped with teenage shoppers these past few weeks
A girl browses prom dresses at Macy’s in the juniors department at Bellevue Square. The dress department has been swamped with teenage shoppers these past few weeks
Artist-in-residence Jose Orantes
Artist-in-residence Jose Orantes
Island Kiwanis member Mike Tye
Island Kiwanis member Mike Tye