Life

‘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

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.