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City of Renton debuts ‘Let’s Go Renton!’ recreation guide

Publication combines information in ‘What’s Happening’ and ‘Golden Opportunities’

  • Apr 12, 2019
Photo courtesy Renton Schools Facebook page
                                Tracy Dyson, from Hazelwood Elementary School, is one of the Renton Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Ahead of the Class teachers. Renton Superintendent Dr. Damien Pattenaude and Blitz surprised Dyson April 3.

Top 10 Ahead of the Class teachers surprised

The final five will receive $500 at an event on April 18 at the IKEA Performing Arts Center.

Photo courtesy Renton Schools Facebook page
                                Tracy Dyson, from Hazelwood Elementary School, is one of the Renton Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Ahead of the Class teachers. Renton Superintendent Dr. Damien Pattenaude and Blitz surprised Dyson April 3.

Lawn Rangers can learn to keep things green with less water

This second week of April is time to start thinking about a lush lawn, while also using water wisely.

  • Apr 11, 2019

STREAM offers after school curriculum for Highland kids

A new program is redefining the North Highlands Neighborhood Center

If nothing else, notice the blooming, beautiful world around you

This time of year, gardeners have a lot on the “do” list. Of course, there are just as many “don’ts.”

Youth of the Month for January

Rotary members recognize three Renton School District high school students each month as Youth of the Month. After being selected by counselors at each of… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2019

Renton Rotary selects Youth of the Month for April

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

Photo of Renton native Matt House by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Brad Gee

Renton native propels submarine legacy into the future

By M. Dawn Scott Navy Office of Community Outreach As citizens of Renton go about their daily lives, members of the U.S. Navy’s “Silent Service”… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2019
Photo of Renton native Matt House by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Brad Gee

Spring gardening provides inspiration

The end of March may roar like a lion or meet April in showers of flowers but early spring is always the time to become… Continue reading

Matt Kidd. Submitted photo

True strength has no limits

Covington resident Matt Kidd shares his story about kidney disease to help others during National Kidney Month.

Matt Kidd. Submitted photo

Spring color is on display

The fourth week of March is a time of explosive growth in Western Washington so take a moment to notice the early blooming bulbs and… Continue reading

Moyaak Chuol, senior at Lindbergh High School, holds up his first place trophy with teacher Creed Nelson on Feb. 23. Chuol starts a job at Boeing after graduation. Courtesy of Creed Nelson.

Lindbergh senior wins competition, snags job

Moyaak Chuol won an aerospace manufacturing competition against more than 50 other high school students

Moyaak Chuol, senior at Lindbergh High School, holds up his first place trophy with teacher Creed Nelson on Feb. 23. Chuol starts a job at Boeing after graduation. Courtesy of Creed Nelson.

Unofficial spring has arrived, tips for planting seeds

The third week of March and spring is officially sprung so celebrate with a fresh pair of garden gloves and plant something from seed. Growing… Continue reading

Henry Beleford displays photos of current high school students have come through his shop to get their letterman jackets. Beleford said once they graduate, he takes their photos down. Photo by Sarah Brenden

Local shop owner helps students show school spirit

What started out as a part-time gig has turned full time for Rainier Beach resident Henry Beleford. Beleford is the owner of B’s Athletic Uniforms… Continue reading

Henry Beleford displays photos of current high school students have come through his shop to get their letterman jackets. Beleford said once they graduate, he takes their photos down. Photo by Sarah Brenden

Keeping the Evergreen State green

By Jennifer Lennox For the Reporter In 1890 Washington state was coined the Evergreen State. The nickname appropriately given as the forests were full of… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2019
Lisa Rosenblum KCLS Director

Libraries as entrepreneurial hubs

Key measures of a healthy economy include, among other things, new businesses that create jobs and attract skilled workers. And while community leaders count on… Continue reading

Lisa Rosenblum KCLS Director

The art of writing

The process of writing is a mystery to most people. People dream of becoming writers — but they want to have written — not to… Continue reading

Youth leaders reclaim ‘lost urban creeks’ in Renton

As a culmination of the first year of a paid internship project, youth leaders from Unleash the Brilliance planted 250 native trees and shrubs on… Continue reading

Pull or smother shot weeds to save time

The second week of March is time to fertilize the lawn, plant perennials and hardy annuals like pansies, sow seeds of lettuce and chard in… Continue reading

Local artists add flair to fire hydrants

South Renton Connection is adding some flair to its neighborhood in unsuspecting spots. The project calls for artists to paint fire hydrants. And the first… Continue reading