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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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Help in Hard Times: Local Mental Health & Emotional Support Resources

Every weekday around 12:30 pm, our neighbors’ dog – a yellow lab named Harry – bounds into our backyard. I am often working at our dining room table and from […]

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Ask a Master Gardener via Zoom

The WSU Extension of the Master Gardeners of King County has closed its in-person Plant-Answer Clinics for the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and sadly, the Master Gardener’s […]

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Mercer Island Fitness Studios & Health Clubs offering online classes

Fitness studios and health clubs are now closed on Mercer Island, but you may still be able get your workouts in with your favorite instructors online. Here’s a list of […]

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A Runner’s Guide to Mercer Island

If you enjoy running and walking for exercise, you probably already experience the joy of setting out on foot on Mercer Island. Our park space and trail system provide miles […]

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Local Garden Inspiration: Lara Sanderson’s Food Forest

It was a natural disaster that begat Lara Sanderson’s backyard food forest. A few years ago, the whole side of the ravine in her backyard slid away. Surveying the damage, […]

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