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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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An Island Wedding for the Books

In July 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, Ryan Stanberry and Sarah Brandabur – now Ryan and Sarah Stanberry – got engaged. The early months of wedding planning were tenuous. […]

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FaveKitchens brings favorite family-owned restaurant dishes to Mercer Island

A new red logo featuring a spatula recently appeared on the doors at what used to be Mo’s Pizza and Wine Dive. The space reopened on Wednesday, February 23rd, as […]

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Mercer Island author Taylor Adams’ movie debut

On a perilous eastward journey over mountain passes, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a blizzard. She’s forced to ride out the storm at a remote rest stop along […]

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New restaurants abound on Mercer Island

New restaurants are making a comeback on Mercer Island with several openings announced in early 2022. Learn more about the newest restaurants to debut, and find out what exciting eateries […]

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Welcome Naomi Tomky, new editor of My Mercer Island

We’re thrilled to welcome Naomi Tomky as My Mercer Island’s new editor. Tomky has been a long-time writer for this publication – most recently, she had the scoop on the upcoming […]

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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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