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Jacksons Food Stores raises funds to end domestic violence in Washington

‘Peace Doves’ Funds will support Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • Nov 22, 2018
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                                Joan Johnson poses with pieces of art at the Renton Art and Glass Studio.

No one enjoys what they do more than Joan Johnson

The Creative Side | Jaris English

  • Nov 21, 2018
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                                Joan Johnson poses with pieces of art at the Renton Art and Glass Studio.

Vote ‘Yes’ for Small Business and #ShopSmall Nov. 24

The following from the U.S. Small Business Administration: Your vote may already be cast and counted in this year’s election. Your wallet, however, contains another… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2018

The perfect book to read while snuggling

A dog says “woof.” Cats meow, horses neigh, cows go “Mooooo,” sheep say “Baaaaaaa,” and chicks peep-peep-peep. Every animal around the world, from living room… Continue reading

Turkey fryer safety tips

From the Washington State Fire Marshall Families come together during this time of year to celebrate and share a Thanksgiving meal. Turkey is the centerpiece… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

Holiday preparations for pet owners this season

The holiday season is just around the corner. Review your plans for including or managing your dog at upcoming events with family and friends. If… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2018

Elementary students learn financial literacy skills

Financial literacy: it’s something even older adults can struggle with. Credit, taxes, how money moves through a community, domestic and foreign trade. But at Talbot… Continue reading

Renton parkrun celebrates its first birthday with a free 5k

The following an invitation from Renton Parkrun: If you haven’t heard yet, this Saturday, November 17th, is a very special day at Renton parkrun. It’s… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains what makes a pepper hot

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education column from Washington State University.

  • Nov 15, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

There’s still time to celebrate fall color by adding a maple

November is a great time to celebrate fall color— not too late to move a tree or plant a new one.

Local Allstate agencies collect donations for military families and veterans, and give $30,000 to the USO Northwest

The following from the Allstate Foundation: To celebrate Veterans Day, Allstate agencies across Washington, in partnership with the USO Northwest, are collecting donations to support… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2018

Photos, maps, fun facts make this book addicting

You know? Of course you do, because you’re no dummy. You’re on top of things, ear to the ground, you make it your business to… Continue reading

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                                Kelsie and her mom participating in a previous Teal and Toe walk.

Girl Scout raises ovarian cancer awareness and receives Gold Award

The Renton local received her Gold Award last year for her efforts

Photo courtesy of Kelsie Gardner
                                Kelsie and her mom participating in a previous Teal and Toe walk.
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains wasabi

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education column from Washington State University.

  • Nov 8, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Summer bloomers can’t handle our winter weather

Cut back your summer-blooming annuals or just pull them and toss into the compost pile

You’ll want to read ‘Dracul’ with the lights on

It was just a little scratch. You wouldn’t have even noticed it, except for the blood — and there was a lot of that. A… Continue reading

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                                Campbell Hill Elementary student Adrian and Honey Dew Elementary student Isaac look at the billboard featuring them that thanks Walker’s Renton Subaru and Toyota of Renton for their support of Renton Schools Foundation.

Billboard of thanks includes two local students

The Renton School’s Foundation celebrated another year with Toyota of Renton and Walker’s Renton Subaru at the helm of their donation support with a billboard… Continue reading

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                                Campbell Hill Elementary student Adrian and Honey Dew Elementary student Isaac look at the billboard featuring them that thanks Walker’s Renton Subaru and Toyota of Renton for their support of Renton Schools Foundation.

Get your home winter ready

PSE offers a checklist for the end of Daylight Saving Time

  • Nov 3, 2018

Plants in pots, shrubs in tubs solve outdoor problems

Planting hardy, woody shrubs into large containers can help solve a tubful of landscape problems.

Prep trees for winter with the “Fall Five”

In autumn, trees demand attention with their tinted maroon, orange and bronze leaves. While their warm hues dazzle today, it’s Renton’s countless evergreens that will… Continue reading

  • Nov 2, 2018