Life

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

 

This book, like change, is a good thing

Change, they say, is good. It’s the opportunity for growth. It’s a chance to take a breath, reassess, reconfigure. It makes the landscape look fresh;… Continue reading

 

Seven secrets for growing stunning succulents

The second week of June is not too late to plant some food. You can visit the garden center for potted tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and… Continue reading

You’ll enjoy ‘Us Against You’ more if you read the prequel

You’re going down. Down, defeated, beaten, and sent home. You’re losing, not winning, and you need to know how it happened so it won’t happen… Continue reading

Dr. Universe describes glaciers

Dear Dr. Universe: What is a glacier? – Addison, Pullman, WA Dear Addison, When snow piles up and compresses into a thick mass of ice,… Continue reading

  • Jun 11, 2018

‘Born to Fish’ will hook you in

It was not your typical romance. She fell for the first line you fed her and she played hard-to-get, but she was a beauty and… Continue reading

‘13 Reasons Why’ season two did not disappoint

“The main character killed herself, what would this second season be about? What more was there to tell? Boy, was I wrong.”

Weather whiplash and protecting newly-planted trees

“Spring is the perfect time to give all trees the extra TLC they need.”

  • May 30, 2018

‘West Like Lightning’ will get your stamp of approval

Click. No stamps. And: email sent. You didn’t have to hunt an envelope down, and no trip to the mailbox; within a minute or so,… Continue reading

It’s time to mow, plant and prune — then mow some more

It is a good week to plant geraniums, petunias and other annuals.

She can do it all: Family, city and triathlon

Maple Valley is trying to partner with Renton to bring the Ironman competition to Washington.

Author Debbie Macomber poses with the cast of “The Inn at Rose Harbor.” Photo courtesy Renton School District

Writer watches story unfold on stage

Author Debbie Macomber watched the play adaptation of her book at Hazen High School last week.

Author Debbie Macomber poses with the cast of “The Inn at Rose Harbor.” Photo courtesy Renton School District

This political biography is unlike any others

Sometimes, it’s good to take account. You’ll know where you stand when you do. You’ll see achievements clearly, and re-hash disappointments. You can plan the… Continue reading

Once you start “The Last Cowboys,” you won’t want to stop

You can’t take it with you. People have tried for millennia to keep all their toys but eventually, there comes a time to step aside… Continue reading

Renton Rotary selects Youth of the Month for May

The award is given to students who have leadership abilities, maintain a good GPA and volunteer in the community.

  • May 15, 2018
Mick Flynn sits underneath his “Blues Greats” acrylic series at Liberty Cafe. Photo by Leah Abraham

Sharing the love of rock ‘n’ roll through art

Mick Flynn’s art exhibit is displayed at Liberty Cafe.

Mick Flynn sits underneath his “Blues Greats” acrylic series at Liberty Cafe. Photo by Leah Abraham

Spend Mother’s Day with mom reading stories from ‘Tough Mothers’

Your mom is tough as nails. The minute you were placed in her arms, she became your personal warrior, cheerleader, and banker. She remembers the… Continue reading

Lindbergh senior signs letter of intent at the Museum of Flight

Shayla Nguyen plans to study biology at University of Washington.

Renton man to hike PCT, raising funds for Alzheimer’s Association

He has received $6,726 of his $26,500 goal to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.