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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
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Above left and right
Hudson Hornet
Hudson Hornet
Spur Heirloom Lettuces with Champagne Vinaigrette

Spur Heirloom Lettuces with Champagne Vinaigrette

Spur Heirloom Lettuces with Champagne Vinaigrette

  • Sep 9, 2008
Spur Heirloom Lettuces with Champagne Vinaigrette

“Green” packaging requires a crash-course on compostable versus biodegradable products

Responding to calls to go “green,” food establishments are increasingly using environmentally friendly packaging, but the terms often used to describe “green” materials are confusing. Of particular concern to composters is confusion between biodegradable and compostable food packaging and materials.

  • Sep 3, 2008

Getting help when there’s something wrong

So something’s not right, and you want to find help. Perhaps a relationship is unraveling and you’re not quite sure what to do. Perhaps something is taking too much of your energy and attention and you can’t seem to stop its interference with your life. Perhaps your feelings or thoughts keep you paralyzed from accomplishing even the simplest tasks.

  • Aug 27, 2008
Fitting alternative to Captain’s Table

Fitting alternative to Captain’s Table

When I was growing up in Seattle, one on my family’s favorite places to “eat out” was at the Captain’s Table. We often came into town on a Sunday evening and waited patiently for a table. The moment I walked into the restaurant, I could smell the sea. There were lobster tanks all around to look into and the noises of happy people. The waiters knew how to treat children and immediately made me feel special. We came for their salmon and were never disappointed. It was a family place and a celebratory experience all rolled into one.

  • Aug 20, 2008
Fitting alternative to Captain’s Table

Mercer Island zip is fourth wealthiest in Puget Sound | Islanders’ median net worth is $1.97 million

Mercer Island is fourth in a ranking of the wealthiest zip codes in the Puget Sound region, having fallen from second place on the 2007 list.

  • Aug 13, 2008
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Mountains to sea in British Columbia | Painter’s Lodge and April Point: Canada’s Inside Passage

Two for one. Sweet words to the ears of this travel lover. Next to “free” — my all-time favorite.

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Horse Heaven Hills ‘O’ Wines to pay for school

Horse Heaven Hills ‘O’ Wines to pay for school

O Wines was established in 2006 by Stacy Lill and Kathy Johanson, who donate a portion of the proceeds from wine sales to fund scholarships for motivated, underprivileged girls in Washington state. Their ultimate dream is to establish a local academy for these young women to help them with higher education.

  • Jul 30, 2008
Horse Heaven Hills ‘O’ Wines to pay for school
Juyu Zhao practices Tai Chi with fellow Elsworth House residents. A group of 10 to 15 residents meets at 7 p.m. every evening to practice the ancient Chinese art.

The Island House of Tai Chi | Mercer Island seniors practice ancient art of healing

Walk through the courtyard of Ellsworth House any evening at 7 p.m. and you’ll witness a sanctuary of Chinese culture.

  • Jul 30, 2008
Juyu Zhao practices Tai Chi with fellow Elsworth House residents. A group of 10 to 15 residents meets at 7 p.m. every evening to practice the ancient Chinese art.