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Support local businesses and non-profits through WeLoveMI campaign

Two weeks ago, the WeLoveMI campaign launched on Mercer Island, aiming to inspire community support for local nonprofits and businesses impacted by COVID-19. To date, community members have donated over […]

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Local Resources for Coronavirus Information and Updates

Here’s a list of local resources and links for information and updates in regard to coronavirus / COVID-19. Public Health Information Seattle and King County COVID-19 Outbreak Summary, which includes […]

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Mercer Island Fitness Studios & Health Clubs offering online classes

Fitness studios and health clubs are now closed on Mercer Island, but you may still be able get your workouts in with your favorite instructors online. Here’s a list of […]

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Donations needed – Masks, Gloves, Hand Sanitizer & other Protective Items

I have received multiple appeals from friends and community members, who are medical workers, for donations of personal protective equipment and supplies. Local private practices and medical centers are facing […]

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Mercer Island Market Update – February & March 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 | February 2020 Check out […]

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Senior shopping hours now offered at Mercer Island grocery stores

The City of Mercer Island recently announced that Mercer Island grocery stores are now offering special shopping hours for the high-risk community, including senior (over 60), pregnant, and immuno-compromised individuals. […]

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Two restaurant closings; a short history of Mercer Island’s local food scene

Since we began our reporting on Mercer Island’s restaurant scene in 2014, we have covered the openings of about 15 food and restaurant establishments on the island. In the same […]

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Mercer Island Market Update – January & February 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 | January 2020 Check out […]

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Discover the best chocolates and sweet treats on Mercer Island

Mercer Island is home to two sweet shops. The classic Oh Chocolate! is a long-time local shop that has perfected artisan chocolates through three generations of family ownership. The recently opened and […]

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3 Fabulous Options for Flower Delivery on Mercer Island

“The Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to say you care than with a floral bouquet? Flowers […]

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A Runner’s Guide to Mercer Island

If you enjoy running and walking for exercise, you probably already experience the joy of setting out on foot on Mercer Island. Our park space and trail system provide miles […]

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Mercer Island Real Estate Year in Review – 2019

Mercer Island held the middle ground in 2019 with prices softening slightly – not as much as in Seattle, but more than on the Eastside. The median sale price on Mercer […]

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Register today! MIYFS Foundation Annual Breakfast to take place February 12th

On Wednesday February 12th, join 600 community-focused islanders at the 18th annual fundraising breakfast hosted by the Mercer Island Youth & Family Services (MIYFS) Foundation at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center. […]

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Mercer Island 2019 Local Business Year in Review

Happy New Year! It’s time for our annual review of local business activity on Mercer Island. Here’s a look at what opened, closed, and what’s in store for 2020. Also, […]

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December 2019 Real Estate Market Update

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 | December 2019 Check out […]

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Convivial transforms to L’Experience Paris, a French cafe

Say bonjour to L’Experience Paris. This authentically French cafe has replaced Convivial Cafe, and it’s a transformation that will transport you to Paris with exquisite patisserie, coffee, tea, wine, and […]

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November 2019 Real Estate Market Update

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 | November 2019 Check out […]

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My MI Holiday Event Guide 2019

Here’s the My MI 2019 guide to holiday events and activities happening around Mercer Island. From the City’s annual Holiday Lights celebration and Firehouse Munch to Island Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker […]

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Santa’s Mailbox on Mercer Island

Did you know that Santa will have his very own mailbox right here on Mercer Island? This year, Santa’s elves will sneak into town on Thanksgiving night and place a […]

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Mercer Island Christmas Tree Lot to open on Saturday, November 30th

The Mercer Island Christmas Tree Lot, benefitting Mercer Island Youth & Family Services (MIYFS) and Mercer Island Lions Club charitable giving, opens on Saturday, November 30th. Shoppers can choose from […]

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