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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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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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City to host community meeting on a proposed new East Seattle development on June 20th

This City of Mercer Island will be hosting a community information session on a proposed new Mercer Island residential development at 2825 West Mercer Way, the location of the former […]

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Nominating period now open for 2019 Flash Family Inspirational Award

The City of Mercer Island is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Flash Family Inspirational Award (FFIA), which honors a Mercer Island senior adult (55 and older) who exemplified the […]

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Jordan Morris to be inducted into MIHS Hall of Fame

The Mercer Island High School (MIHS) and the Mercer Island community are proud to announce that professional soccer player Jordan Morris will be inducted into the Mercer Island High School Athletic […]

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Local foundations partner to provide funding for elementary-school mental health counselor

The Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation and the Mercer Island Schools Foundation recently released the following statement announcing the organizations’ partnership to provide funding for the Mercer Island […]

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Design & operation details for proposed Mercer Island Transit Exchange

With construction well underway on Mercer Island’s future light rail station, the City and community members now have the opportunity to evaluate the design configuration and operation details of the […]

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Mercer Island School District announces weather make-up days, following “snow day” school closures in February

From record snowfall in February to a record warmest winter day in March, it’s been a winter season to remember in the Pacific Northwest. We are certainly enjoying the warm, […]

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New date for MIYFS Foundation Annual Breakfast

Due to the inclement weather, the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS) Foundation has moved the Annual Breakfast to Wednesday, March 6th. A message from MIYFS: Thank you for standing […]

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The Snowiest February on Mercer Island

How is everyone faring in this snow … errr, slush? It’s hard to believe that four winter storms crossed over Mercer Island during the past eight days, dumping at least […]

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City of Mercer Island to cut Summer Celebration toward balancing future budgets

Here’s a post we’re sad to share, though since My Mercer Island is an events-focused publication, we felt many of our readers would be interested in this news. Mercer Island’s […]

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Aljoya named Mercer Island 2018 Business of the Year

At its January 9th membership luncheon, the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce named Aljoya Mercer Island, a local senior living community, as its 2018 Business of the Year award recipient.   […]

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Finalists join forces for City’s “Gateway” property planned at former Tully’s site

On October 31st, the City of Mercer Island named MainStreet Property Group LLC and Shelter Holdings / Weinstein A+U as the two finalists for a commuter parking facility and mixed-use residential/commercial […]

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Local Air Quality Advisories

An air quality alert is in effect for the greater Puget Sound region as the Air Quality Index has risen to “unhealthy” levels for nearly the entire state of Washington, […]

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City Council to place levy measure before voters

After weeks of exhaustive deliberation, and informed by an outside peer review of the City’s financial forecasts, the Mercer Island City Council voted 6 to 1 on July 10th to proceed […]

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City launches second Solarize Mercer Island campaign; workshops begin June 26th

​Due to popular demand, the City of Mercer Island has launched its second Solarize Mercer Island campaign in four years. Solarize is an innovative group purchase program that helps residents […]

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MI Game Developer Releases Award-Winning Tiny Bubbles

Stu Denman has been making video games for over 20 years. His first solo title, Tiny Bubbles, a playful and challenging puzzle game debuted on the App Store and Steam […]

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City to launch pilot rideshare program on April 23rd

On March 20th, the Mercer Island City Council voted unanimously to launch a pilot ridesharing program for Island commuters in partnership with established providers Lyft and Uber. The six-month program, […]

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MIHS Marching Band to host Tournament of Roses Kick-Off Celebration on March 29th

The Mercer Island High School Marching Band will kick off its preparations for the 2019 Rose Parade presented by Honda with a celebration and fundraiser on Thursday, March 29th, from […]

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Grand re-opening of Island Crest Park Varsity Field on March 14th

The City of Mercer Island invites you to celebrate the grand re-opening of the varsity sports field at Island Crest Park on Wednesday, March 14th, with festivities beginning at 3:30 […]

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