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MIVAL presents the 12th annual Treasures in Miniature Show

The Treasures in Miniature Show is one of the most popular shows hosted by the Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL), and you won’t want to miss this year’s exhibition […]

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Best Swim & Tennis Clubs on Mercer Island

Summer is fast approaching, and warmer weather on the island means more time outside with friends and family. Among Mercer Island’s best features are its swim and tennis clubs, providing […]

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Mercer Island Real Estate Market Reports

Curious about what’s happening in the Mercer Island real estate market? Here are our latest market reports below. June 2022 Monthly Market Report Q2 2022 Market Reports

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An Island Wedding for the Books

In July 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, Ryan Stanberry and Sarah Brandabur – now Ryan and Sarah Stanberry – got engaged. The early months of wedding planning were tenuous. […]

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Welcome Naomi Tomky, new editor of My Mercer Island

We’re thrilled to welcome Naomi Tomky as My Mercer Island’s new editor. Tomky has been a long-time writer for this publication – most recently, she had the scoop on the upcoming […]

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5 fall walks on Mercer Island

Mercer Island looks particularly spectacular in the season of fall, when the deciduous trees show off in gorgeous shades of yellow, orange, and red. Now that fall is officially here, […]

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Mixed-used development planned for Town Center passes design review

At its February 24th public meeting, the Mercer Island Design Commission voted in favor of approving the design for the Xing Hua mixed-use development, proposed for a central block of […]

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Mercer Island Market Update – November & December 2020

Here’s our monthly snapshot of the latest trends and data for the Mercer Island residential real estate market, and – because it’s still 2020 – a photo of an adorable sleeping […]

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Mercer Island Market Update – October & November 2020

Here’s our monthly snapshot of the latest trends and data for the Mercer Island residential real estate market. Mercer Island Real Estate by the Numbers | October 2020 Check out […]

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Mercer Island Market Update – September & October 2020

Here’s our monthly snapshot of the latest trends and data for the Mercer Island residential real estate market. Mercer Island Real Estate by the Numbers | September 2020 Check out […]

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Help in Hard Times: Local Mental Health & Emotional Support Resources

Every weekday around 12:30 pm, our neighbors’ dog – a yellow lab named Harry – bounds into our backyard. I am often working at our dining room table and from […]

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Mercer Island Market Update – August & September 2020

Here’s our monthly snapshot of the latest trends and data for the Mercer Island residential real estate market. Mercer Island Real Estate by the Numbers | August 2020 Check out […]

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Pop-Up StoryWalk now open in Luther Burbank Park

A sweet storybook pop-up walking tour has opened in Luther Burbank Park and will be on display through October 17th. The event is geared for families with young children, but […]

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Mercer Island Market Update – July & August 2020

Here’s our monthly snapshot of the latest trends and data for the Mercer Island residential real estate market. Mercer Island Real Estate by the Numbers | July 2020 Check out […]

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Mercer Island Market Update – June & July 2020

Here’s our monthly snapshot of the latest trends and data for the Mercer Island residential real estate market. Mercer Island Real Estate by the Numbers | June 2020 Check out […]

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Student-led Black Lives Matter march on Mercer Island draws hundreds [Photos]

One week ago – on Friday, June 12th – hundreds of people on Mercer Island walked 3.5 miles from Islander Middle School on the south end of Mercer Island to Mercerdale Park […]

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New Seasons Market to close on Mercer Island at the end of June

New Seasons Market has announced its upcoming closing of its Mercer Island store – which will soon become a Metropolitan Market. In an email message to customers, New Seasons shared the […]

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Mercer Island Market Update – May & June 2020

Here’s our monthly snapshot of the latest trends and data for the Mercer Island residential real estate market. Mercer Island Real Estate by the Numbers | May 2020 Check out […]

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Doing the work: Mercer Island Anti-Racism Resources & Support

“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” – Angela Y. Davis In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and with protests and […]

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Mercer Island Market Update – April & May 2020

Here’s our monthly snapshot of the latest trends and data for the Mercer Island residential real estate market. Mercer Island Real Estate by the Numbers | April 2020 Check out […]

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