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Discover Outdoor Art on Mercer Island

Artists see beauty in everything. Andy Warhol said that he saw art in everything. But even to the untrained eye, art hides around every corner and in plain sight on […]

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Local businesses host Leprechaun Trail shamrock hunt March 1st-17th

A mischievous leprechaun has left hidden shamrocks throughout the Mercer Island business district! Community members are invited to follow the Leprechaun Treasure Trail to find the shamrocks for a chance […]

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Santa’s Mailbox returns to Mercer Island

A few elves stopped by Mercer Island with a very special delivery … Santa’s very own mailbox at Island Treats! This is no ordinary mailbox; and letters won’t just disappear […]

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Mercer Island to the Mountains – Favorite ski destinations, schools & lessons

Mercer Island usually gets an inch or two of snow every winter season, but it doesn’t stick long. For the best snow, Islanders hit the mountain slopes just a short […]

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The Mercer Island Community Fund Announces the Launch of the MI Community Connection Directory

On Monday, May 10th, the MI Community Connection Collaboration, led by the Mercer Island Community Fund (MICF), launched the MI Community Connection Directory.  All Mercer Island community members are invited […]

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Flower Power returns to Mercer Island for a second season

Flowers from Pike Place Market vendors are coming to Mercer Island for a second season, thanks to a continued community grassroots effort to support flower farmers and brighten spirits and […]

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Shop for gently used books and support library programs at the MI Friends of the Library pop-up store

The Mercer Island Friends of the Library invite you to stop by their pop-up store in downtown Mercer Island to peruse and purchase gently used books. Located in the previous […]

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Registration is now open for the MIYFS “Rise Up!” Virtual Fundraising Breakfast

Registration is now open for the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) 19th Annual Virtual Fundraising Breakfast. To be held online at breakfast.miyfs.org on February 10th, the virtual format […]

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Mercer Island Community Fund Begins 36th Year of Grant-Making for Island Non-profits

This month marks the 36th season of grant-making for the Mercer Island Community Fund (MICF), and it is kicking off its annual fundraising effort to collect donations for these grants. For […]

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Juneteenth on Mercer Island: A Celebration of Unity

A community event supported by the City of Mercer Island, MI School District Board of Directors, MI Community Fund, MI PTA Council, and ONE MI (listed in alphabetical order). On […]

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Ask a Master Gardener via Zoom

The WSU Extension of the Master Gardeners of King County has closed its in-person Plant-Answer Clinics for the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and sadly, the Master Gardener’s […]

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Mercer Island PTA Council displays messages of hope on outdoor banners during COVID-19 school closure

Mercer Island PTA Council (MI PTA Council) teamed up with its local PTA/PTSA members to create outdoor banners that display messages of hope and strength during the COVID-19 school closure. […]

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What’s open, what’s closed on Mercer Island?

On June 19th, the recovery plan for Phase 2 was approved which will expand retail operations and dining opportunities, professional services, and other activities in King County. The new phase […]

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Local “Earth Hero” Nancy Weill shares her Earth Day recommendations

Nancy Weill is a long-time community volunteer and environmental activist, a chair of the Mercer Island School District Green Team, and a district “Earth Hero” award recipient. Her work has […]

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Says Congrats to a Graduate with an MI Tradition – Grad Grams!

Graduate Grams (aka “Grad Grams”) are a wonderful Mercer Island tradition. For over 20 years, Islanders have been sending Grad Grams congratulating their special graduates. Grad Grams are $6 each, […]

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Best Mercer Island Organizations for Networking and Making Friends

A great way to make friends and network on Mercer Island is to get involved in a local organization and meet people with whom you share a unique interest or […]

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