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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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Seasonings & Wine Pairings for a Great Summer Barbecue

After a stretch of dismal spring weather, the sun is coming out, just in time for it to hang high in the sky well into the evening – a time […]

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A Guide to Mercer Island’s Art Galleries 

Mercer Island’s art scene offers a platter of world-class art from both local and international artists, with its own storied institutions and exciting newcomers that thrive thanks to an active […]

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Meet the New Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Jen Dean

Like many Seattle-area residents living near the I-90 corridor, Jen Dean often drove through Mercer Island, but rarely to it. “I always had this desire to stop,” the Eastside local […]

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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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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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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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High school therapy dogs provide stress relief and snuggles

In the halls and classrooms of Mercer Island High School, students flock to their favorite fluffy and judgment-free therapists. Finley, a four-year-old Golden Retriever with a big smile and soft, […]

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Island teen helps Ukrainians find refuge

Mercer Island teenager Avi Schiffmann doesn’t wait around for things to get better. After attending a rally in support of Ukraine in late February, just a week into the Russian […]

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Born out of burnout: Technique Pilates & Fitness Studio

Pilates shifted Jenifer Baker’s mindset, and at Technique Pilates & Fitness Studio, she hopes to help others do the same. Baker was a runner and barre fitness enthusiast when a […]

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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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