Saturday, Aug. 6: 12:45 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. (Full show)
Sunday, Aug. 7: 12:45 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. (Full show)
The I-90 Bridge is scheduled to close to pedestrians and cyclists up to 30 minutes before the closure times listed above. This is including West Mercer Way, from Roanoke Way to the SE 24th.
Residents of Mercer Island, please note that access on West Mercer Way, from Roanoke Way to the 2100 block of West Mercer Way, will be limited to residents and their guests. Your guests need to be prepared to provide your address to police in order to drive through this limited access area during the bridge closures.
Planning ahead for the closures is heartily encouraged— Mercer Island residents should travel off or onto the Island one hour prior to and following the bridge closures. This will help drivers avoid traffic backups which occur during these closures.
As a thank you to all of the wonderful artists who entered the 2011 Windermere Coloring Contest during Summer Celebration, we will have their entries displayed during the 3rd Thursday Art Walk. Mercer Island is home to fantastic young artists! They have created so many beautiful pictures to share what their vision of the subject, “My Dream House.”
Please help us get the word out to all of the talented young people who entered the coloring contest– they can come visit the Art Walk with their families on August 18th and see their own art on display here at Windermere R.E. Thank you!
Shakespeare in the Park is today with two shows! A double feature today one at 2pm The Comedy of Errors & at 7pm is Macbeth. It will be at Luther Burbank Park Ampitheater. Sounds exciting!! Rain or Shine this is the NW we can still be outdoors! Its Summer!!
For the 2011 Art Walk season, the city of Mercer Island has been divided into 4 zones. Businesses in each zone have signed up to host art in their space when the event is occurring in their zone. On Thursday, August 18th, Windermere R.E. / Mercer Island will be open 5:30PM to 8PM as the art walk visits the Northwest Downtown Zone.
Stay tuned for more details about the 3rd Thursday Art Walk as we near the event day.
We could not have ordered a better weekend for Summer Celebration! The weather was perfect, the music on the Windermere Stage was lively and fun. This year’s theme, “Renaissance Revelry” was universally enjoyed by all ages— how much fun was it to watch the jousting knights on horseback, and the sword fighting?!
This year’s attendance at the “My First Garden” event and coloring contest was the best in years. Thank you so much for stopping by our booth to visit with our realtors and brokers; we enjoyed chatting with each of you.
Realtors and brokers from Windermere R.E. / Mercer Island will be on hand to help your children plant a flower to take home and enjoy! The event is tomorrow, Saturday July 9th, at 3 pm. It’s part of the Mercer Island Summer Celebration and will occur near the Pergola Stage. Would you like to see the demonstration before the event? Listen to the announcements between the bands for information regarding the demonstration. Also, swing by our booth so the kids can submit an entry to our annual coloring contest!
Mercer Island Farmers Market recently published a list of their 2011 vendors who will have booths at the market during the 2011 season. It’s nice to know that Mercer Island Farmers Market is a producer/grower market only, which means that consumers purchase fresh items directly from the farmer, or from the company which produces the item. What kind of goods can you purchase on Sundays at the market? Fresh fruits & vegetables, meats, cheeses, baked goods, honey, ice cream, pizza, crepes, eggs, granola, jams & jellies, juices, herbs, plants and flowers are available, all from local vendors.
Pending sales continue to be a driving force in the market with May sales on the island up 77.4% over those of a year ago. The market has become much more balanced with many more sellers coming to market and selling within a very reasonable market time. Buyers are seizing the opportunity to gain from both bottom of the market home prices and very low interest rates. Statistically speaking, prices have remained steady. However, some pockets of homes and neighborhoods have seen price increases due to demand.