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7 Places for Mercer Island Kids to Take Free Public Transportation

Public transportation provides kids with a new avenue for freedom and independence, and it became even more accessible on September 1st, when Washington State made nearly all public transportation free […]

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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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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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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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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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Pop-Up StoryWalk now open in Luther Burbank Park

A sweet storybook pop-up walking tour has opened in Luther Burbank Park and will be on display through October 17th. The event is geared for families with young children, but […]

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Tie Dye for Black Lives Matter: Mercer Island teen’s project raises funds for social justice movement

When Olivia Tomaselli, a Mercer Island High School sophomore, and her mother began tie-dying various clothing items at the beginning of the COVID-19 stay-home order, they never expected their creative […]

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Community stories: Why support the We Love MI campaign?

Contributed article by Michaela Isaacs, Mercer Island High School student Contrary to Mercer Island’s affluent reputation, the need among the island’s small businesses, non-profits, and families has never been greater […]

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Santa’s Mailbox on Mercer Island

Did you know that Santa will have his very own mailbox right here on Mercer Island? This year, Santa’s elves will sneak into town on Thanksgiving night and place a […]

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Trick-or-Treating in The Lakes? Here’s the scoop

The Lakes is a favorite Mercer Island destination for trick-or-treating on Halloween. Located on the south end of the island, this neighborhood of 100 traditional homes is figure-eight shaped and […]

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Mercer Island Halloween events and activities for all ages

Halloween wouldn’t be quite complete without carving pumpkins, and this year you can show off your jack-o’-lantern design at the Mercer Island Pumpkin Walk! Mark your calendar for this event […]

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10 playgrounds to explore on Mercer Island

The sun is out!  Time to get out and play at a Mercer Island playground near you! Did you know that there are over 10 playgrounds on the island? And that’s not […]

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National Trails Day & Letterboxing kick-off event to take place June 1st

Celebrate National Trails Day and kick off this year’s letterboxing season with the City of Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Department on Saturday, June 1st, from 10am to 12 pm! […]

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MIPA’s Circus to take place this Saturday, April 27th

Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA) will be hosting its 53rd annual Circus event on Saturday, April 27th, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the Islander Middle School (new location)! […]

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Swim Teams & Swimming Lessons on Mercer Island

Spring has sprung, and the time for swim team registration on Mercer Island has arrived! Here’s our annual guide to swim teams (both seasonal and year-round) and swimming lessons offered […]

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Mercer Island Summer Camp Guide 2019

The 2019 My MI guide to summer camps is here! While the warm, sunny days of summer may seem far away, the time for summer-camp registration is already upon us. We’ve […]

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Mercer Island's Harvest Market returns this Sunday

Mercer Island Farmers Market will soon open for its final and most anticipated day of the season – Harvest Market. The market will open Sunday, November 19th, from 10 am […]

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