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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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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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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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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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My MI Summer Fun Guide 2019

It’s time to start planning your perfect summer on Mercer Island! While city budget cuts mean fewer events on the calendar, there’s still lots of fun in store. From the […]

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Groveland Beach Park re-opens for 2019 summer season

Groveland Beach Park reopened to the public on Saturday, May 25th, over Memorial Day weekend, following a months-long dock repair and shoreline improvement project. The weather cooperated, and the beach […]

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Mercer Island Farmers Market to celebrate 2019 Season Opening on June 2nd

Get ready for fresh produce, flowers, artisan goods and gifts, live music, and your favorite food trucks. Farmers Market season on Mercer Island is just around the corner. The Mercer […]

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OnlyNeighbours connects MI community members through culinary events

In 2015, Federico Hernandez and Ana Sanchez-Jauregui moved to the Pacific Northwest for new job opportunities and made their home on Mercer Island. As they settled into their new home […]

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Winter & Spring 2019 Classes for Adults

In addition to a wide range of local classes offered for kids, there are ample enrichment opportunities for adults and seniors on Mercer Island. Many of the classes that are […]

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Winter & Spring 2019 Classes for Kids

Looking for classes or after-school activities for your child this winter and spring? Mercer Island has dozens of opportunities for kids (ages 0 – 18) to explore and develop almost […]

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Beaches of Mercer Island

For some fun in the sun or a splash in Lake Washington, Mercer Island has a variety of beautiful beaches to enjoy. Bring the kids to build sandcastles at Luther […]

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My MI Guide to Mercer Island's 2018 Summer Celebration!

It’s the festival we’ve been waiting for all year – Mercer Island’s 28th annual Summer Celebration! Summer Celebration is Mercer Island’s annual community festival, drawing 20,000 to 30,000 people to […]

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