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The Mercer Island Thrift Shop Reopens for Donations

All the euphemisms of spring collide this year at the Mercer Island Thrift Shop: spring forward, spring cleaning, fresh starts, new beginnings. The much-anticipated reopening of donation drop-offs at the […]

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Flower Power returns to Mercer Island for a second season

Flowers from Pike Place Market vendors are coming to Mercer Island for a second season, thanks to a continued community grassroots effort to support flower farmers and brighten spirits and […]

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House of Posie blooms with custom florals on Mercer Island

When Jessika Mazure first turned her hobby of flower arranging into a business, she chose the name House of Posie for a variety of reasons, chiefly that posies are simple, […]

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Shop for gently used books and support library programs at the MI Friends of the Library pop-up store

The Mercer Island Friends of the Library invite you to stop by their pop-up store in downtown Mercer Island to peruse and purchase gently used books. Located in the previous […]

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What’s in store at Metropolitan Market on Mercer Island

On Wednesday, July 22nd, Metropolitan Market – also known as Met Market – opened its newest store on Mercer Island in the former location of New Seasons Market, which closed about […]

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Mercer Island Farmers Market returns on Sunday, June 7th

Here’s some news to smile about – the Mercer Island Farmers Market (MIFM) will return this Sunday, June 7th. After months of careful planning, MIFM announces its new season, in which […]

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What’s open, what’s closed on Mercer Island?

On June 19th, the recovery plan for Phase 2 was approved which will expand retail operations and dining opportunities, professional services, and other activities in King County. The new phase […]

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Senior shopping hours now offered at Mercer Island grocery stores

The City of Mercer Island recently announced that Mercer Island grocery stores are now offering special shopping hours for the high-risk community, including senior (over 60), pregnant, and immuno-compromised individuals. […]

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Discover the best chocolates and sweet treats on Mercer Island

Mercer Island is home to two sweet shops. The classic Oh Chocolate! is a long-time local shop that has perfected artisan chocolates through three generations of family ownership. The recently opened and […]

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3 Fabulous Options for Flower Delivery on Mercer Island

“The Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to say you care than with a floral bouquet? Flowers […]

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Mercer Island Christmas Tree Lot to open on Saturday, November 30th

The Mercer Island Christmas Tree Lot, benefitting Mercer Island Youth & Family Services (MIYFS) and Mercer Island Lions Club charitable giving, opens on Saturday, November 30th. Shoppers can choose from […]

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Best Shopping on Mercer Island

Discover a dynamic shopping scene exists on Mercer Island today – a blended scene of old and new, along with an established handful that are somewhere in between. Beloved mainstays […]

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The Boutique Lounge expands Mercer Island’s shopping scene to the South end

The Boutique Lounge recently opened in Mercer Island’s South end shopping center, giving shoppers an exciting new retail option on the island. Owner Kerry Donner, a Mercer Island native and […]

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2019 Horticulture Annual Plant Sale opens this Saturday

A Mercer Island tradition, the Crest Learning Center’s annual Horticulture Plant Sale opens this Saturday for the first of three weekends. The sale will take place from 9 am to […]

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Mercer Island Holiday Gift Guide 2018

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. If you still have shopping for gifts to do, we suggest you take the stress-free approach –  stay on the […]

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Mercer Island 2018 Local Business Year in Review

It has been another exciting year of reporting on local business activities on Mercer Island. As is our annual tradition, here’s a look back at the biggest openings, quiet closures, […]

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youbeyou Launches to Celebrate Individuality

A sign in Carmela Wood’s yard announces to passersby that her family welcomes all races, religions, countries of origin, sexual orientations, and genders. But that wasn’t enough for her, and […]

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Island Treats unwraps a sweet new storefront on Mercer Island

Life on Mercer Island just got a little bit sweeter with the arrival of Island Treats’ new storefront, now open as of June 16th. Owner Ann Peterson has been selling […]

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Mercer Island Farmers Market to celebrate 2018 Season Opening on June 3rd

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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Shop and Dine Local to support MIYFS on February 7th and 8th

Every year, the local community comes together to celebrate and support Mercer Island Youth and Family Services at its Annual Breakfast, the biggest MIYFS Foundation fundraising event of the year. […]

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