Redmond’s Bow Wow Meow Luau

Redmond’s Bow Wow Meow Luau

Are you looking to add a furry friend to your family? If so, this weekend may be the time! The Annual Bow Wow Meow Luau will take place on Saturday, June 23rd at Marymoor Park in Redmond. From 11:00 to 2:00, you can visit over 100 adoptable cats and dogs from 14 shelters and rescues. In addition, “cat only” adoptions will take place at Denny’s Pet World in Kirkland from 11:00 to 2:00.

With animals of all shapes, colors and sizes, fully vaccinated and spay or neutered, there is a good chance you will find your new furry family member! A few of the participating shelters and rescues include Humane Society of Skagit Valley, Barks R Us Rescue, Yakima Valley Pet Rescue, Emerald City Pet Rescue and Regional Animal Services of King County.

Each year, Pawsitive Alliance holds the Bow Wow Meow Luau. Their mission is to end the euthanasia of cats and dogs in the state of Washington by increasing adoptions. In addition, they focus on supporting spay and neuter programs and improving pet holding. Through their adoption programs, 7,211 pets have found happy homes. We hope to see this number increase after the weekend! With adopting being a big decision, Pawsitive Alliance wants to answer all your questions. You can find the most common questions answered, before you start the adoption process.

If you are not looking for a pet now, you can still support Pawsitive Alliance and donate. You can also view last year’s event video, highlighting some of the furry friends!

Mercer Island Schools & School District Recognized in King County’s “Green Schools Program” for Continued Conservation Efforts

Mercer Island Schools & School District Recognized in King County’s “Green Schools Program” for Continued Conservation Efforts

The Mercer Island School District has once again received recognition for their achievements in the Country Green School Program. Local schools, including Island Park and Lakeridge Elementary Schools, and both the Middle School and High School have been recognized for “continued multi-year performance.”

If you’re unfamiliar with the program, it’s geared to help grow and develop understanding and education in certain “green” categories, which include, waste reduction and recycling, energy conservation, water conservation, and pollution prevention, and the most recent number shows record-breaking results in 2018.

The program also educates students and staff to only recycle materials they know can be recycled, which helps reduce contamination in recycling bins.

The program’s vision encompasses county-wide support in all school districts and schools to support the continued education and understanding in the conservation practices and engage their students and staff in environmental stewardship.

In 2018, some 290 K-12 schools across King County have benefited from this program, including the Issaquah, Snoqualmie Valley, Mercer Island, Lake Washington, Northshore School Districts, among others. Click here to see the entire list.

Four Mercer Island schools made on the 2017-2018 Sustaining Green School recognition list, including Island Park and Lakeridge Elementary, Islander Middle School and Mercer Island Schools, which were also recognized for “continued multi-year performance.”

One Mercer Island school, Northwood Elementary, made it on the Level Three list for water conservation and pollution prevention. The same school made it on the Level Two list for energy conservation. West Mercer Elementary was last in the rankings for Level One contributions towards waste reduction and recycling.

Interesting factoids can be found on the “Success Story” portion of the Green Schools Program, but some of Mercer Island’s highlights include:

  • In May 2013, the Mercer Island School District received the Recycler of the Year – Youth Education award from the Washington State Recycling Association.
  • In 2009-2010, the district’s garbage disposal costs were cut in half after waste reduction and recycling programs were expanded.
  • Polystyrene (Styrofoam) in school cafeterias were eliminated district-wide, and all trays, dishware, and utensils are either “durable or compostable.”

Individual success stories can be viewed here by clicking on the school you’re interested in looking at!

IN OTHER NEWS, the Mercer Island School District has updated the first day of the 2018-2019 school year for kindergarten students. Find out more by clicking here.


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Mercer Island’s Juneteenth National Celebration

Mercer Island’s Juneteenth National Celebration

On Sunday June 24th, come to Mercerdale Park for the Juneteenth National Celebration! One Mercer Island will be partnering with the city to present the very first Juneteenth Celebration. From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, the community is welcome to join in on the music, food, education and of course, fun time!

For those who may not know, Juneteenth is the oldest celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the nation. Along with celebrating African American freedom, June 19th also highlights education and achievement. While some celebrate on the single day, there are areas which celebrate for the week or even the month with speakers, family gatherings and celebrations.

One Mercer Island is a group which comes together to discuss issues of race and equality. In addition, they have formed advocacy groups to raise awareness of cultural diversity in the community. We hope you don’t miss the fun!

Father’s Day & Fenders on Issaquah’s Front Street

Father’s Day & Fenders on Issaquah’s Front Street

With Father’s Day this coming Sunday, what better way to grab your dad and spend your afternoon at Fenders on Front Street!

This classic car show will take place in Issaquah, June 17th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Hundreds of vintage and classic automobiles will be displayed all along Front Street. This free car show will feature live music, family activities, and a trophy and award ceremony.

To get the morning started, there will be a Father’s Day and Fenders Breakfast beginning at 7:00 am and will be served until 11:00 am. You can indulge in a hearty breakfast including scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, fresh fruit, coffee and juice. The cost for adults is $9.00 and the cost for children and half-orders is $5.00.

Judging will begin at 12:30 pm and the trophy presentation will begin at 2:00 pm. A few of the winning categories will include Best of Show, Favorite Original, Favorite Classic, Favorite Foreign Truck, and Most Unique. If you are interested in participating in the car show, you can pre-register online now. There is no cost to register and you will have the change to win a $200 gift certificate from Griot’s Garage! If you prefer to register on-site, registration will begin at 6:00 am at the Historic Shell Station. Don’t forget – you can register motorcycles! When registering, it is suggested to make a donation. Donations will benefit the Downtown Issaquah Association, Life Enrichment Options and the community efforts.

To peek at photos from previous car shows, view the photo gallery here. Again, this event is open to the public with free admission. We are wishing you a Happy Father’s Day!


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

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2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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Grand Reopening of South Mercer Playfields

Grand Reopening of South Mercer Playfields

With the “Rainbow Park” on Mercer Island closing at the end of 2017, the South Mercer Playground will be having a Grand Reopening on Friday, June 15th. At 12 PM, there will be a ribbon-cutting. The Mercer Island community is welcome to enjoy a frozen treat and explore the refurbished playground. This park is like no other on the island!

The new community park features a nature theme including a web climber, a rock slide, a hollow log, a log jam climbing structure and more! South Mercer Playfields are located at the South end of Mercer Island behind Mercer Island Middle School. In addition to the one-of-a-kind playground, the community can continue to use the playfields and track.

Don’t miss the Grand Reopening of the South Mercer Playfields!


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

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2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Seattle’s Musical Theatre

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Seattle’s Musical Theatre

If you are hoping to take cover from the Seattle rain this weekend, you may want to round up the family and head to the Seattle Musical Theatre. Each day this weekend, there will be a live performance of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”.

Originally produced in 1967 by cartoonist Charles M. Schultz, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown was based on the characters in his well-known comic strip “Peanuts”. The whole gang, including Lucy, Schroeder, Sally, Linus, Snoopy and the man himself, Charlie Brown will be brought to life on-stage. When the play was first staged in 1967 in New York, there was no official script. The six actors performed ten songs and based their performance off ten years’ worth of Peanuts cartoons. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary last year, the play remains to stay true to its charm and wit. You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his beloved friends. From Valentine’s Day to baseball season, and positivity to despair, this play captures memorable little moments from Charlie Brown. It is guaranteed to capture the hearts of all ages in the audience!

There will be a show this evening and Saturday, June 9th beginning at 7:30 PM and a show Sunday, June 10th at 2:00 PM. With the convenience of purchasing tickets online, you can also select your seating at the same time! Adult tickets cost $40 and Youth, Senior and Military tickets cost $35.

If you are interested in volunteering, the Seattle Musical Theatre is always looking for new volunteers. For more information, please visit the volunteer page.


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

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2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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Redmond’s Big Backyard 5K at Marymoor Park

Redmond’s Big Backyard 5K at Marymoor Park

Don’t miss the Big Backyard 5K run at Marymoor Park, this weekend! Founded in 2010, this run and walk benefits the parks throughout King County. The funds raised from the annual event will be go towards the maintenance and operations in your “Big Backyard”. Whether you run or walk the 5K, the Big Backyard welcomes dogs, strollers and family members of all ages!

Even though the race is only two days away, it is not too late to register! For $35, you will receive your BBY5K tee and a bib number. Youth under the age of 14, can register for $20. If you are feeling competitive, you can sign up for competitive teams which will combine the times of your “Fastest 5” finishers. Scoring will be based off the collection of the fastest five to cross the finish line. There will even be an award for the Top-3 “Fastest-5 Teams”. Gather your co-workers, classmates, and the whole family – the Largest Team will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony.

The Big Backyard 5K run will take place Sunday, June 3rd at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Registration and packet pickup will begin at 7:00 AM. The 5K will begin at 9:00 AM with a free Kids Dash beginning at 10:00 AM. And of course, it wouldn’t be a finish line without a post-race celebration! The Awards Recognition will begin at 10:15 AM. While enjoying sponsor booths, fitness activities and food, DJ Danny will keep the fun alive with his music. The awards ceremony will recognize overall winners, division prizes, top teams, and fastest dogs.

Keep in mind – the times to beat! For male, Shaun Frandsen ran 15:32 in 2014 and Sophia Liu for female, ran 17:54 in 2017. Whether you are running, walking or competing, the Big Backyard 5K is a fun way to give back to the community and to your own “Big Backyard”.


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

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2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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Mercer Island’s June Events

Mercer Island’s June Events

National Trails Day & Letterboxing 
WHEN: Saturday, June 2nd 2018
WHERE: Pioneer Park SE 68th and Island Crest Way, Mercer Island
TIME: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

City Council Regular Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, June 5th 2018
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island
TIME: 7:00 PM

Planning Commission Regular Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, June 6th 2018
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island
TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Community Point of Distribution and Well Operation Training
WHEN: Saturday, June 9th 2018
WHERE: Rotary Park 4320 88th Avenue SE, Mercer Island
TIME: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

First Aid and Adult CPR
WHEN: Saturday, June 9th 2018
WHERE: Main Fire Station 3030 78th Avenue SE, Mercer Island
TIME: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
$80 per student

Utility Board Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, June 12th 2018
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Arts Council Regular Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13th 2018
WHERE: Mercer Island Community & Event Center 8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island
TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Design Commission Regular Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13th 2018
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Infant/Child/Adult CPR with AED
WHEN: Wednesday, June 13th 2018
WHERE: Main Fire Station 3030 78th Avenue SE, Mercer Island
TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$55 per student

Mercer Island Radio Operator (MIRO) Meeting
WHEN: Thursday, June 14th 2018
WHERE: Main Fire Station 3030 78th Avenue SE, Mercer Island
TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Restoration Event
WHEN: Thursday, June 16th 2018
WHERE: Please see link for details
TIME: 12:00 PM

City Council Regular Meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, June 19th 2018
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island
TIME: 7:00 PM

Planning Commission Regular Meeting
WHEN: Wednesday, June 20th 2018
WHERE: City Hall Council Chambers 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island
TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HAM Radio (MIRO) Field Day
WHEN: Saturday, June 23rd & June 24th 2018
WHERE: Luther Burbank Park 2040 84th Avenue SE, Mercer Island
TIME: Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Restoration Event 
WHEN: Saturday, June 30th 2018
WHERE: Please see link for details.
TIME: 12:00 PM


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2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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Annual Northwest Seaport Classic Workboat Show at Seattle’s Lake Union Park

Annual Northwest Seaport Classic Workboat Show at Seattle’s Lake Union Park

Come spend Memorial Day weekend at Lake Union Park for the annual Northwest Seaport Classic Workboat Show! Known as the museum of the region’s workboats, Northwest Seaport will feature tugboats, fishing boats, and emergency response vessels for attendees to step aboard and experience. You will have the opportunity to chat with captains and tour the engine rooms.

Northwest Seaport is a non-profit organization which focuses on the preservation and understanding of Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1964, the Seaport is now one of the oldest maritime heritage organization in the United States. A few of the boats moored at the Seattle Lake Union Park include the tugboat Arthur Foss, the world’s oldest wooden tugboat and the Lightship No. 83, dated 1904. Both vessels have National Historic Landmark status with great significance to our local region. The interactive museum offers public tours, family & children’s programming, occupational training, workshops, event rentals, music programs, annual festivals and so much more. They even offer a Tugboat Overnight Experience program!

The Classic Workboat Show will run May 26th and May 27th, beginning at 10:00 AM. There will be a fishing boat serving fish tacos and a nearby floating beer garden. Round up the family and hear to the Classic Workboat Show this weekend!


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

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2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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The Mercer Island Farmer’s Market is Set to Open June 3rd

The Mercer Island Farmer’s Market is Set to Open June 3rd

The Mercer Island Farmer’s Market is set to open June 3rd and we hope to see you there!

We’ve outlined a ton of other Eastside Farmers Market openings in a LiveOnGuides.com post a few weeks back, but we’re excited that the Sunday morning Mercer Island market is gearing to open! Starting June 3rd, they’ll be open Sundays 10am-3pm on market day from June through October 7th, with a Harvest Market on November 18th!

Located on the north end of Mercer Dale Park, Mercer Island’s market offers farm-fresh produce, prepared foods, fresh-cut flowers, local wines and hard ciders, and other delights, like jams, kombucha, honeys, and fresh pastas!

They’ve for weekly entertainments, including the Mercer Island High School bands, Silk Road String Quartet, The Birdwatchers, and more! Music runs from 11am-2pm on market days.

They’re entire schedule has been posted, starting with their June 3rd Opening Day, so be sure to check it out!

…and, for sanitary and safety reasons, non-service dogs aren’t allowed at the market, though they can be walked on the sidewalk around the perimeter of the market.


ABOUT WINDERMERE MERCER ISLAND

We earn the trust and loyalty of our brokers and clients by doing real estate exceptionally well. The leader in our market, we deliver client-focused service in an authentic, collaborative and transparent manner and with the unmatched knowledge and expertise that comes from decades of experience.

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2737 77th Ave SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

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