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Mercer Island’s concerning coyote conundrum

On January 25th, a Mercer Island resident attempted to scare off a pair of coyotes she encountered on a late-evening walk with her adult kid and leashed pet. Per her […]

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Vivienne’s Bistro now open on Mercer Island

Mercer Island’s long-awaited newest restaurant, Vivienne’s Bistro, softly opened on Saturday, February 5th. Taking over the former home of The Islander, owner Thomson Zhao remodeled the interior into a crisp, […]

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Mercer Island native Jordan Morris named to US National Team

Seattle Sounders’ Jordan Morris, who grew up on Mercer Island, finished up his first training camp with the U.S. Men’s National Team on Friday, and made the roster for the […]

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Mercer Island soccer star Lucas Meek will go pro

Mercer Island native and co-captain of the University of Washington Men’s Soccer team Lucas Meek kicked off his junior season with three goals and three assists in three games, earning […]

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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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Riot Games to open Mercer Island office

League of Legends is one of the world’s most popular video games, and the company that makes it and many other esports hits, Riot Games, plans to open a Mercer […]

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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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5 fall walks on Mercer Island

Mercer Island looks particularly spectacular in the season of fall, when the deciduous trees show off in gorgeous shades of yellow, orange, and red. Now that fall is officially here, […]

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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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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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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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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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Mixed-used development planned for Town Center passes design review

At its February 24th public meeting, the Mercer Island Design Commission voted in favor of approving the design for the Xing Hua mixed-use development, proposed for a central block of […]

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MI middle schooler explores identity, community & friendship in her new children’s book

When Naledi Tardif realized that a lot of other people on Mercer Island shared her feelings of not belonging in the community, the middle schooler decided to do something about […]

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House of Posie blooms with custom florals on Mercer Island

When Jessika Mazure first turned her hobby of flower arranging into a business, she chose the name House of Posie for a variety of reasons, chiefly that posies are simple, […]

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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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