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Libraries are places of connection and community pride | Library column

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
Libraries are places of connection and community pride | Library column
Mercer Islanders make pilgrimage to Israel

Mercer Islanders make pilgrimage to Israel

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

  • Apr 12, 2019
Mercer Islanders make pilgrimage to Israel
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

Mercer Island Half brings out runners, volunteers

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

Mercer Island Half brings out runners, volunteers
Caruccios are Mercer Island’s 2018 Citizens of the Year

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.’

Caruccios are Mercer Island’s 2018 Citizens of the Year
Student petition causes two Mercer Island businesses to ditch Styrofoam

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
Student petition causes two Mercer Island businesses to ditch Styrofoam
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

Growing HOSA chapter at MIHS recognized

Seven students won awards in a statewide competition.

  • Mar 26, 2019
Growing HOSA chapter at MIHS recognized
MIHS business students earn state honors

MIHS business students earn state honors

Many advanced to the international competition.

  • Mar 24, 2019
MIHS business students earn state honors
(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

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
Parkinson bound for NYC
MIYFS Breakfast raises money for counseling, senior services

MIYFS Breakfast raises money for counseling, senior services

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

MIYFS Breakfast raises money for counseling, senior services
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.
A taste of my own medicine

A taste of my own medicine

Gratitude mindfulness helps see sun on horizon.

  • Mar 12, 2019
A taste of my own medicine
Global chef visits local retirement community on Mercer Island

Global chef visits local retirement community on Mercer Island

Australian chef Steve Laybourn prepared kangaroo and alligator for the residents.

Global chef visits local retirement community on Mercer Island
Bring your Garden into the Kitchen

Bring your Garden into the Kitchen

Unlocking medicinal benefits from your own plants.

  • Mar 7, 2019
Bring your Garden into the Kitchen