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Lakeridge K-Kids Club visits fellow member at Seattle Children's Hospital

A group of Lakeridge K-Kids Club members visited fellow member Ewan Lill, who is receiving treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at Seattle Children’s on February 7th. They delivered a large packet of […]

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Mercer Island featured as Best Place to Live in Washington

Every year, Money magazine selects their top picks for the best places to live in the country, and in 2017, Mercer Island made the list at #89. Now they’ve selected the […]

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MI Athletic Club named Mercer Island 2017 Business of the Year

On January 11th at its monthly Membership Luncheon, the Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce announced Mercer Island’s 2017 Business of the Year. This year, the honor goes to MI Athletic Club […]

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Laurie Givan is new Chamber Executive Director; Terry Moreman retiring after 26 years

After 26 years as Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Terry Moreman recently announced her plans to retire. In an email sent to the local business community this morning, […]

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Meet Julie Thuy Underwood, Mercer Island City Manager [Video]

On January 3, 2017, Mercer Island got a new city manager, Julie Thuy Underwood. Since our City’s incorporation in 1960, Mercer Island has only had six permanent city managers, and […]

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Island's Ben Friedman named in Forbes' 30 under 30 list

Congratulations to Mercer Island’s Ben Friedman, co-founder of Homegrown Sustainable Sandwich Shop, who was named as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in the Food & Drink sector. Forbes released […]

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'Tag' a touchy issue at Mercer Island schools

“What? Tag is banned?”  ~ The question that echoed around Mercer Island last week. The Mercer Island School District recently made local, national, and international news, though not in our usual way […]

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Transportation Changes coming to Mercer Island

“No man is an island | Entire of itself | Every man is a piece of the continent | A part of the main.” So begins John Donne’s poem, “No […]

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Sound Transit considering permits for Mercer Island's Park-and-Ride

Have trouble finding a spot in Mercer Island’s Park-and-Ride? Many Islanders find that our local commuter parking lot fills up early in the morning, and commuters from off-island use the lot […]

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City of Mercer Island to receive White House recognition for local "Let's Move" Campaign

Last year, the City joined the nationwide Let’s Move campaign, a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.  […]

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New Seasons opening on Mercer Island in Fall 2016

We have a winner. After weeks of speculation about which chain would secure the old Albertsons location and even a campaign for local grocers PCC and Metropolitan Market, the space […]

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MICA Public Meeting Recap

Mercer Island Center for the Arts (MICA) was pleased to host over 200 people at a meeting on June 23rd to present this exciting project to the public. Thank you […]

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School Board names Elementary School No. 4

Choosing between final contenders Mercerwood, Mercer Crest, and Northwood, the Mercer Island School Board has named Elementary School No. 4. The winner goes to Northwood – originally chosen as a finalist […]

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Hines calls it quits

Property developer Hines is no longer proceeding with the purchase of three parcels in Mercer Island’s Town Center where it planned to build a 5-story mixed-use development. The property owners […]

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Natural Grocery Store close to deal on Albertsons property

The grocery store update at last night’s City Council meeting was tantalizing but fell short of satisfying. While City Manager Noel Treat confirmed that there is a “natural foods market” […]

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Albertsons Closing on Mercer Island

After 37 years in business on Mercer Island, Albertsons has announced that it will close its local grocery store. The store will be open through Sunday, July 5th, at 6 […]

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Bright Horizons to open new child care center on Mercer Island

Child care provider and preschool Bright Horizons Family Solutions® has announced plans to open a new location on Mercer Island in late 2015. The center will be located at 9555 SE […]

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Terra Bella’s new location in the Islandia Shopping Center

For a housewarming gift, birthday present, or a little home decor shopping, Terra Bella is one of my favorite shops on Mercer Island. It’s a beautiful gift and home decor store […]

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Islander Middle School Expansion on March 27th

There’s another exciting milestone ahead for the Mercer Island School District.  On Friday, March 27th at 2 pm, the Mercer Island School Board will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the […]

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Solar Roof for City Hall Close to Becoming a Reality

Throughout the summer of 2014, the City ran a popular residential solar installation program that reached over 500 residents and led to 47 new rooftop arrays across the Island.  But […]

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