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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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Shop Local this Holiday Season on Mercer Island

In honor of Small Business Saturday, we’re sharing a round-up of specialty retail shops and stores on Mercer Island. Support your Mercer Island retailers and shop local this holiday season! […]

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MIPA's Toy Swap is Saturday, November 4th

Every year, the Mercer Island Preschool Association (MIPA) organizes a giant consignment sale of gently used toys, children’s clothing, and equipment for children ages 0 – 12. This year’s Toy […]

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Freshy's Local Market now open on Mercer Island

Love to eat local, sustainable, and organic – or how about just simple, delicious food? We have great news for you. Freshy’s Local Market is now open and carries 75% […]

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New Seasons Market now open on Mercer Island

New Seasons Market is now open on Mercer Island, and it’s everything we hoped it would be. Bright and friendly with plentiful parking, a one-stop shop for your organic, gluten-free, […]

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10 Reasons to Get Excited for New Seasons Market

Last month, New Seasons Market invited us to an all-day immersion experience at their local stores in Portland. With anticipation levels high for their new Mercer Island store opening on November […]

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New Seasons Market to open November 10th on Mercer Island

The countdown begins! New Seasons Market just announced the Grand Opening for their upcoming store on Mercer Island. On Thursday, November 10th, Mercer Island’s newest grocery store will open their doors […]

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European-style flower shop, Anthophiles, now open on Mercer Island

Anthophiles, Mercer Island’s newest flower shop, just opened downtown in the northeast corner of the Mercer Luxury Apartments building. Locally owned by Mercer Island residents Bill Kratz and his wife Connie […]

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New Seasons Market to host Job Fair for new Mercer Island store

New Seasons Market is preparing to recruit over 100 new staff members for its new Mercer Island store, scheduled to open later this fall. It will host its first Puget […]

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New Seasons Market Calls For Local Vendors

Calling all condiment creators, candle makers, chocolatiers, and card artists! New Seasons Market is looking for local makers just getting started and established producers to register for one-on-one meetings with […]

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Mercer Island Farmers Market to celebrate June 5th Opening Day for 2016 Season

The Mercer Island Farmers Market (MIFM) is celebrating its Opening Day for the 2016 season on Sunday, June 5th, from 10 am to 3 pm. This year marks MIFM’s ninth season […]

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New Seasons Market construction to begin this month; store will create 150 new jobs

New Seasons Market just announced that construction of its Mercer Island store will begin later this month.  The store is on track to open this fall at 2755 77th Ave […]

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Sneak peek at New Seasons Market and Pagliacci Pizza designs

Here’s a sneak peek at what the highly anticipated locations of New Seasons Market and Pagliacci Pizza will look like on Mercer Island. These design renderings were reviewed at the […]

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Mercer Island Holiday Gift Guide

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us.  There is no need to get frantic or stress about your extensive to do list.  Stay on the island […]

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Where to shop local this holiday season

Though Amazon.com is a click away and Bellevue Square bedazzles with holiday decor, Mercer Island has a lot to offer shoppers this season as well. Mercer Island 2015 Shopping Events The Mercer Island […]

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Windermere's Kicks for Kids Back-to-School Shoe Drive

My office is sponsoring a “Kicks for Kids” campaign, a back-to-school shoe drive for low-income youth, distributed through Mary’s Place. Active kids need good shoes, but it’s financially overwhelming for […]

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Islanders reorganize for community-driven development in Town Center

Days after Albertsons announced it was closing, a small group of islanders who would eventually call themselves “the Lucky 7” galvanized around an effort to bring a branch grocery store […]

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Easy summer dinners inspired by the MI Farmers Market

Seven recipes featuring fresh farmers market foods Summer dinners are easy and delicious with the bounty of seasonal produce and locally made products at the Mercer Island Farmers Market.  Shop […]

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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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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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