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6 Ways to Beat The Heat & Enjoy Summer Fun on Mercer Island

When summer finally arrives in the Pacific Northwest, we rejoice – and then immediately start melting. Western Washington’s love-hate relationship with summer sun inspires us to look for the best […]

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Updated and Accessible Mercerdale Park Playground Reopens

Laughter and lively conversation returned to the Mercerdale Park playground at the end of June, ending the beloved play area’s year-long closure. Known as “Train Park” for its original train […]

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The Mercer Island Thrift Shop Reopens for Donations

All the euphemisms of spring collide this year at the Mercer Island Thrift Shop: spring forward, spring cleaning, fresh starts, new beginnings. The much-anticipated reopening of donation drop-offs at the […]

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Step inside the Mercer Island Library

With state-of-the-art equipment, a teen lounge, and renowned art and sculptures, the 75-year-old Mercer Island Library buzzes with energy, including in the children’s den, where parents, caregivers, and wide-eyed preschoolers […]

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Find Your Inner Strength at Core Havn, a new Mercer Island Fitness Studio

The Mercer Island fitness scene recently expanded with a new boutique studio – Core Havn, which opened in Town Center at the end of June 2021. The studio derives its […]

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Renovation project begins for new playground at Mercerdale Park

It’s hard to imagine summer without a romp through Mercerdale Park. Located at the edge of Town Center, the park holds decades of memories for Mercer Island families who’ve picnicked, […]

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Creation Dance Studio expands with new youth program and new location

Dancers at Creation Dance Studio (CDS) are moving, grooving, leaping, and gliding in a new location on the south end of Mercer Island. Dance instructor and owner Stevie Hagen has […]

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Community campaign launches to restore historic Caretaker’s Cottage

Horses and ponies, budding equestrians, dancers and energetic youngsters – lots of them – romp, stomp, and roam a five-acre property adjacent to Mercer Island’s Pioneer Park on a daily […]

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