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Renton Rotary selects Teachers of the Month for February

Selected teachers receive $200 to be used for classroom supplies or instructional materials.

  • Feb 17, 2018

 

Read the first two books before tackling ‘Banished’

Well, look at you. And you do — ten times a day, there in the mirror, brushing your teeth, doing makeup and hair. Look at… Continue reading

 

Local church starts classes for the grieving

GriefShare gives people tools to mourn loved ones

 

Northwest’s largest scale model show Feb. 17-18

Hundreds of finely crafted model planes, cars, spacecraft and sci-fi creations will be featured.

  • Feb 13, 2018
Jean Newell cuts a customer’s hair in her salon — Jean’s Beauty Salon — that opened in the 1950s. (Courtesy photo)

For more than 50 years, she cut, styled and built a landmark

Renton salon owner dies, but her daughter continues her legacy.

Jean Newell cuts a customer’s hair in her salon — Jean’s Beauty Salon — that opened in the 1950s. (Courtesy photo)

Now is time to get prune your winter weary plants

The second week of February is time to get outside and prune back roses and the dry brown stems of ornamental grasses.

It may take time to sink into but ‘How to Stop Time’ is worth the read

The big hand is on the “12.” And the little hand is, well, you’ve known how to tell time since you were small. It’s something… Continue reading

Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra and Debut Orchestra celebrate 30 years

The orchestras meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday evenings from September to April.

  • Feb 6, 2018

11th grade girls can now apply for Evergreen Girls State

Participants learn the mechanics of city, county and state government and to practice responsible citizenship.

  • Feb 6, 2018

Free class on soil and plants scheduled for Feb. 10

Natural Yard Care is hosting the event 10 a.m. at King County South Treatment Plant.

  • Feb 2, 2018

Kick off to spring party begins Feb. 7

“This is the premiere kick off to spring and lucky for us it is held indoors every February inside Washington State Convention Center.”

Effects of seasonal affective disorder can last up to six months

The disorder is generally more common in women and in those older than 20 years old, according to Dr. Shannon Markegard.

With help from ‘The Grumpy Gardener,’ you can prepare for spring | The Bookworm

Normally, you’d never allow it. Holes in your yard? No way! Trenches near your garage? Nuh-uh, except in the spring, when you start thinking about… Continue reading

From left, Kathy Nguyen, Brianna Zhou and Steven Marzan were Youth of the Month for February.

Renton Rotary selects Youth of the Month for February

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

  • Jan 31, 2018
From left, Kathy Nguyen, Brianna Zhou and Steven Marzan were Youth of the Month for February.
“Hamilton” is making its Seattle run from Feb. 6 to March 18 at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St, Seattle. (Courtesy photo)

Your shot at $10 ‘Hamilton’ tickets

Forty orchestra tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. Performances start Feb. 6 at the Paramount Theatre.

“Hamilton” is making its Seattle run from Feb. 6 to March 18 at the Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St, Seattle. (Courtesy photo)
Bea Mathewson, 102, accidentally sent an email to the wrong person, ended up with two pen pals and was featured in a Buzzfeed video. She has been living in Renton since 1939. (Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter)

How a 102-year-old woman sent a wrong email and ended up on Buzzfeed

Renton resident Bea Mathewson found two unlikely pen pals by accident.

Bea Mathewson, 102, accidentally sent an email to the wrong person, ended up with two pen pals and was featured in a Buzzfeed video. She has been living in Renton since 1939. (Leah Abraham | Renton Reporter)

Cascade Bicycle Club members can now register for Seattle to Portland biking trip

This bike ride, which is over 200 miles, is the largest multiple-day biking event in the Northwest.

The “Black & White” exhibit will run until May 19. The opening event is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave S. (Image courtesy of Renton History Museum)

New exhibit examines fashion through the ages

‘Black White’ will open Jan. 30 at Renton History Museum.

The “Black & White” exhibit will run until May 19. The opening event is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Renton History Museum, 235 Mill Ave S. (Image courtesy of Renton History Museum)

This book will WOW you | Point of Review

Wow. Just… wow. Did you see that? Wasn’t it awesome? It was a once-in-a-lifetime sight and you almost missed it; now, you’ll never forget it.… Continue reading

Dylan Avila’s performed his one-man show, “My Turn at the Bat,” Jan. 6. COURTESY PHOTO

Comeback comedian swings back

After being hit on the head with a baseball bat, Dylan Avila returns to the stage.

Dylan Avila’s performed his one-man show, “My Turn at the Bat,” Jan. 6. COURTESY PHOTO