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Celebrate the Season: Mercer Island 2022 Holiday Event Guide

As the air chills in the Pacific Northwest, Mercer Island is illuminated with the festive energy of the holiday season. All through December, Mercer Island’s local businesses and organizations fill […]

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Five Tips to Throw a Great Party from Mercer Island’s Own Expert

Michelle Shleifer is known to get creative in putting on a memorable event. One Halloween, she supervised the loading of a pontoon boat full of spooky gear on the north […]

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Mercer Island’s Best Party and Event Venues

For big holiday shindigs, weddings, birthday and anniversary celebrations, bar and bat mitzvah parties, or any other occasion that calls for renting out a space, various Mercer Island venues offer […]

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Your Essential Mercer Island Holiday Gift Guide

Wintery days approach, and the shops of Mercer Island already bustle with the energy of the holiday season. From familiar storefronts to up-and-coming online retailers, Mercer Island’s dynamic shopping scene […]

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Luther Burbank: Mercer Island’s Gem of a Park

Seeking long walks and sunsets at the beach. Must be attractive, outdoorsy, and adventurous. Fondness for kids and dogs is a plus. Luther Burbank Park is everything you’re looking for. […]

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A Halloween Guide to Frightfully Fun Events & Activities on Mercer Island

Cool autumn breezes chase away the smoke, rustle the colorful leaves, and presage the arrival of spooky season on Mercer Island. For both lone ghouls and families with little ghosts, […]

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7 Places for Mercer Island Kids to Take Free Public Transportation

Public transportation provides kids with a new avenue for freedom and independence, and it became even more accessible on September 1st, when Washington State made nearly all public transportation free […]

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MIVAL Presents Two Exhibitions: Fall Colors and Embrace Abstraction

It’s official: fall is almost here. To celebrate our local art scene (and the turning of the seasons!), the Mercer Island Visual Arts League (MIVAL) is hosting two exhibitions: Fall […]

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Seeking a New Space, Local Yoga Studio Maintains its ‘Bliss’

After Maria Bliss taught the last class at Yogabliss’s former studio, she and many of her students walked the mile to the new space she rented inside the Mercer Island […]

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Kitchen & Market Expanding to Mercer Island

Five years ago, Stephanie King quit her job to build the perfect grocery store. The Mercer Island resident worked in the industry for years, building private label brands for major […]

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Art UnCorked: Wine, Art, Food, & Friday Night Fun

Your chance to enjoy local wine, food, and art is just around the corner. On September 9th, the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce presents Art Uncorked, where attendees can discover […]

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Listen to Your Neighbors: Mercer Island’s Best Podcasts

In July, the New York Times named an original podcast episode by Mercer Island High School student Hayley Nguyen one of 10 winners in the student category of its annual […]

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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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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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How to Get Started Remodeling Your House on Mercer Island

Dreaming of how to fix your house is easy, whether you want to build a functional home office, update your kitchen to match your culinary ambitions, or simply to breathe […]

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Best Outdoor Dining Spots on Mercer Island

Everything tastes better with a side of Pacific Northwest sunshine, and in the last few years, the outdoor dining options on Mercer Island have significantly expanded and improved. From a […]

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Mercer Island Summer Fun Guide 2022

The summer season is officially here and exciting summer events on Mercer Island have just begun! From the Sunday Farmers Market to Shakespeare in the Park, every week on the […]

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Every Mind is Musical at this Mercer Island Music Studio

A grand piano sits under a window overlooking a wooded glen at Connie Wible’s Mercer Island home, and a harp sits amid the overstuffed furniture, but many of her young […]

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Mercer Island Farmers Market Kicks off 2022 Season

S’mores cookies, peak season berries, and beautiful bouquets of flowers are back as the Mercer Island Farmers Market returns to Mercerdale Park on June 5th to kick off its 15th […]

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