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Community Safe Holiday Events Around Seattle Have some holiday cheer, 2020 style! While traditional gatherings may be off the table, you can still make the most of the season with a new take on these favorite local events. Safety is foremost with virtual platforms or a combo of social distancing & mask protocols. Just be sure to reserve your tickets early […]
Community Give Back This Season   In his poem, When Giving Is All We Have, Alberto Álvaro Ríos wrote, “We give because someone gave to us. We give because nobody gave to us. We give because giving has changed us. We give because giving could have changed us.” With need especially keen this year during the pandemic, many of us […]
Community 2019 Football Schedules, Venues, Recipes & Tips…   Are you ready for some football? Scroll down for printable schedules, favorite places to watch, game-day recipes and awesome tailgating hacks…       Can’t make it to the stadium? Here are some tried and true local hot spots where you can catch the game in good company. All of these venues are family […]
Community Kicks for Kids Shoe Drive Now Through August 15th WHAT: Windermere’s Kicks for Kids event is a back-to-school sneaker drive for low-income youth, distributed through the Eastside Baby Corner. WHY: Kids from struggling families are in need of back-to-school shoes that fit. When kids feel good about their appearance, it improves both their self-esteem and their performance in school. WHEN: Formal shoe collection will […]
Community Free Recycle & Shred Event May 18th   Hosted in our Parking Lot: 2737 77TH AVE SE MERCER ISLAND   Bring your recyclable items (working or not) to the event. All recycling services are free! We’re also sponsoring a Confidential Data Disposal truck for free, secure shredding of sensitive documents. Saturday, May 18th 9 am – 2 pm What we can recycle: […]
Community Give Back This Season   Looking to share your bounty this holiday season? Below are some of my favorite Seattle-area organizations who can use your time, household items, toys, and more to help improve the lives of homeless and low-income families in our area. You might also check out these tips on how to make the most of charitable […]
Community 2018 Holiday Happenings in the Seattle Area Our Northwest holidays may be wet, but they’re still bright! Make the most of the season with Seattle favorites—such as dazzling light displays and the Parade of Boats—along with new additions like the “Enchant” event with light mazes and ice skating inside Safeco field. Scroll down for all the details…   WildLights at Woodland Park […]
Community Puget Sound Pumpkin Patches Grab your boots, pack a thermos…it’s time to choose those perfect Halloween pumpkins! This year, why not explore a new town and make your pumpkin patch experience a true adventure? All of these farms are open every weekend in October, and most are open on weekdays too. Check out their websites to find the most […]
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Community 2018 Football Schedules, Recipes, Tips & More…   Are you ready for some football? Scroll down for printable schedules, game-day recipes and awesome tailgating hacks…       Hosting friends for game day? We’ve got you covered with everything from easy snacks to bonafide Seattle-born favorites… 1. Easy Chicken Taquitos So quick and delectable, you can skip the freezer aisle and go […]
Community Kicks for Kids Shoe Drive Now Through August 15th WHAT: Windermere’s Kicks for Kids event is a back-to-school sneaker drive for low-income youth, distributed through the Eastside Baby Corner. WHY: Kids from struggling families are in need of back-to-school shoes that fit. When kids feel good about their appearance, it improves both their self-esteem and their performance in school. WHEN: Formal shoe collection will […]
Community Free Recycling & Shredding Event May 19th   Hosted in our Parking Lot: 2737 77TH AVE SE MERCER ISLAND   Bring your recyclable items (working or not) to the event. All recycling services are free! We’re also sponsoring a Confidential Data Disposal truck for free, secure shredding of sensitive documents. Saturday, May 19th 9 am – 2 pm What we can recycle: […]
Community Islander Middle School Staff Appreciation Luncheons When my younger daughter, Julia, wrapped up 5th grade at Lakeridge Elementary last year to join her sister Grace at Islander Middle School, I thought that my time as a parent volunteer was drawing to a close. Over the summer I learned that my perceptions were incorrect. With children at two different schools, I had […]
Community Ready, Set, Recycle – For FREE! I’ve been going through a major overhaul of my office.  It’s been taking me a while, and it has resulted in quite a few items I need to find new homes for, or just plain recycle.  It can be a hassle to find a convenient place to take many of these things, but I have […]
Community Make “Spring Cleaning” A Holiday Tradition Spring cleaning – a centuries’ long tradition welcoming warmer weather and longer spans of daylight – has morphed into slang for a major cleaning or organizing project applicable at any time of year. So whether you are tackling a deep clean in the living room, or organizing the heck out of your child’s Lego collection, […]
Community Free Recycle Event Saturday June 6th, 2015 One of my favorite books of late is Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art Of Decluttering and Organizing. It's given me a whole new perspective on my home, what I choose to keep and why (does it "spark joy" – if not, it needs to go!). If you have read […]
Community Mercer Island Beach Club Swim Team – Time To Sign Up! One of the programs offered by Mercer Island Beach Club (MIBC), which is so special for my own family, is Swim Team.  It’s a long-standing tradition that spans over 6 decades and is still going strong.  Swim Team features program options for all swimming abilities, from 6 and 7 year olds joining Little Waves all […]