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Prepare now for wildfire smoke, unhealthy air quality

King County also issued a Phase 1 Burn Ban effective Saturday, July 14.

  • Jul 14, 2018

 

Photos by Haley Ausbun

Sonic Drive-In now open in Renton

The Sonic opened Friday, July 13.

 

Questions, answers for summertime gardening

The second week of July is the time to renew groundcovers by shearing them back and applying a mulch. Trim azaleas that have finished blooming… Continue reading

 

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City Fruit Partners with the International Rescue Committee to Bring Harvest to South King County

This is the first major City Fruit harvest incorporating some South King County, including Renton

  • Jul 12, 2018
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New database helps officers identify persons with cognitive disabilities

Renton’s Take Me Home program was initiated by Community Programs Coordinator Cyndie Parks.

A fan of “The Simpsons” or not, you’ll want to get a hold of “Springfield Confidential”

On any other day, you’d scream to sleep in. But Saturday mornings were different: you were up sometimes before the sun, cereal in-bowl, TV on… Continue reading

Photo of Renton School District students from June 27 courtesy of Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

Students launch careers through apprenticeship program

Eleven Renton juniors were hired June 27 in an event at the Museum of Flight to work in aerospace manufacturing through the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2018
Photo of Renton School District students from June 27 courtesy of Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

My Favorite Martins

Steve Martin and Martin Short discuss bringing their two-man comedy extravaganza back to Seattle.

Photo courtesy Renton Chamber of Commerce

Traveling exhibit coming to Renton in 2020

Smithsonian traveling exhibit tour announced Humanities Washington announced June 21 that the Renton History Museum among eight other Washington locations will host the Smithsonian Exhibit… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2018
Photo courtesy Renton Chamber of Commerce

I may never be stressed when looking at a tree

The first week of July is a good time to get snippy, harvest, feed and weed. You’ll also need to mow, trim and water as… Continue reading

‘Bearskin’ is a thriller like no other

Sometimes, you just need to get away. Out of your element, far from the usual. A change of scenery is called-for, a temporary life unlike… Continue reading

Apply a little TLC when pruning Japanese maples

Summer is an excellent time to prune many ornamental trees. Among the more popular species are the numerous varieties of Japanese maples that grace many… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

Self-care 101: Make your mental health a priority

Mental illnesses — including depression and anxiety — are among the most common health conditions in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2018

There are many reasons to visit farmers markets

Marianne Binetti will appear from 11:15 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Sunday, July 1, at the Auburn Farmers Market at Les Gove Park, 1140 Auburn Way… Continue reading

The Relay for Life of Renton last weekend raised $42,793.27 to help fight cancer in the community. More than 250 participants on 32 teams made up of local businesses, organization and school groups participated in the event. Submitted photo from The Relay for Life of Renton.

Renton holds Relay for Life June 22

The following is a press release from Relay for Life of Renton. The Relay for Life of Renton took place June 22 and 23, raising… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018
The Relay for Life of Renton last weekend raised $42,793.27 to help fight cancer in the community. More than 250 participants on 32 teams made up of local businesses, organization and school groups participated in the event. Submitted photo from The Relay for Life of Renton.
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Richard Jahn, a local artist, and a local firefighter

Local artist, Richard Jahn has always been resistant to any class or instructor who tried to force him to fit into a mold. “I didn’t… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2018
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A Renton Technical College student demonstrates what the students will be building for the Girls Exploring Tech camp. Photo by Kayse Angel

Camp lets girls dip their toes into tech

The camp gives girls the opportunity to gain experience in technology and see if it is something they want to do more in the future.

A Renton Technical College student demonstrates what the students will be building for the Girls Exploring Tech camp. Photo by Kayse Angel

Photos can represent good, bad memories

The picture reminds you of a thousand things. You recall the day it was taken: the smell of the air, the background sounds, food and… Continue reading

Five inspired ideas gleaned from a visit to Tuscany

The third week of June is the start of summer and that means more outdoor living. Make this the week you fully prepare for living… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2018
Renton Senior Activity Center attendees Steve Riordan, Skip Clemens and Jackie Silva are seen here, left, enjoying sunshine and conversation. Courtesy photo

Senior centers are more than “boring old people”

When my daughter turned 50 last year, I showed her the cover of my Golden Opportunities brochure, the guide for seniors published by the Renton… Continue reading

  • Jun 22, 2018
Renton Senior Activity Center attendees Steve Riordan, Skip Clemens and Jackie Silva are seen here, left, enjoying sunshine and conversation. Courtesy photo