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Two Lindbergh seniors win player’s poetry slam

Two Lindbergh High School seniors poetry-slammed their way to college scholarships as part of the Damien Wilkins Foundation Poetry Slam, held at the Seattle Sonics’ last home game April 13.

  • Apr 26, 2008

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  • Apr 24, 2008

Breakfast to benefit food banks

McLendon Hardware will be hosting a free pancake breakfast and food drive as part of the celebration of its 82nd anniversary.

  • Apr 24, 2008

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  • Apr 22, 2008

School district honors outstanding employees

Four Renton School District employees received this year’s Outstanding Employee awards at Wednesday’s Renton School Board meeting. This is the 30th year of the School Board awards.

  • Apr 22, 2008

This is ‘Renton Cheers’ on caffeine

The abandoned gas station on the corner of South Second Street and Main Avenue South has been slated for redevelopment since the day Jet City Espresso moved in 17 years ago. Owner Debbie Natelson says attempts have been made to tear down the place “eight million times.” Or at least five times, she says.

  • Apr 19, 2008

Garden calendar

Gardening experts at IKEA: April 19. 10 a.m.-noon, Ed Hume; 2 p.m. Ciscoe Morris. Both will sign books and answer gardening questions. Cost: Free. IKEA, 601 S.W. 41st St., Renton. www.ikea-usa.com/Seattle.

  • Apr 17, 2008

County experts to appear at several ‘green’ events

April is packed with family-oriented activities across King County where everyone can learn how easy it is to practice being “green” year ‘round.

  • Apr 16, 2008

RHS close-knit Class of ‘58 marks 50th

“It’s a Date 2008, the Class of ‘58 Reunion” is Oct. 25 at the Spirit of Washington Event Center, 233 Burnett Avenue S. in Renton. Check in at 5 p.m., appetizers at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. RSVP to Averil Alexander, 425-255-5023, a.gummere@comcast.net, or Sharon Leonard Clymer, 623-533-2254, slcrenton@aol.com.

  • Apr 16, 2008

Rotarians honor April’s Youth of the Month

The Rotary Club of Renton has recognized three high school students for April in its Youth of the Month program.

  • Apr 16, 2008

A tour of Renton’s new “bank of banks”

You can’t open an account at this new bank branch.

  • Apr 12, 2008

Renton employees proclaimed “Everyday Heroes”

The Renton Fire Department along with several Renton firefighters and City of Renton employees were proclaimed “Everyday Heroes” at a celebratory breakfast Thursday. The Renton employees were among 18 heroes heralded at the Twelfth Annual Heroes Breakfast, called “Everyday People, Everyday Heroes.” The breakfast was at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. The American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties presented the awards.

  • Apr 12, 2008

GARDENING CALENDAR

Gardening experts at IKEA: April 19. 10 a.m.-noon, Ed Hume; 2 p.m. Ciscoe Morris. Both will sign books and answer gardening questions. Cost: Free. IKEA, 601 S.W. 41st St., Renton. www.ikea-usa.com/Seattle.

  • Apr 10, 2008

Tulips: A world of color in a bulb

Slip on your wooden shoes and start tilting at windmills because April is the month for tulips and this week I am honored to be in the land of windmills, wooden shoes and tulips. Acres and acres of tulips. Red tulips, yellow tulips, bi-colored tulips and striped tulips. Holland is hosting an international bulb symposium and journalists from all over the world are meeting to learn the latest dirt about tulips — and iris, daffodils, hyacinths and fields of other bulbs.

  • Apr 10, 2008

‘Steel Magnolias’ opens this weekend

The Renton Civic Theater production of “Steel Magnolias” opens Friday and runs through April 27.

  • Apr 9, 2008

Evergreen City Ballet presents story of true love, ‘Swan Lake’

The Evergreen City Ballet is presenting “Swan Lake” this weekend that should leave audiences saddened or uplifted over the fate of the two lovers at the heart of the ballet.

  • Apr 9, 2008

The basics of natural yard care

As project manager of the City of Renton’s Natural Yard Care program, solid waste program specialist Spencer Orman knows a lot about yard maintenance done green. Spring is upon us, which means it’s almost time to start improving the health of your lawn. Orman recommends waiting until May to start on your lawn, to ensure the soil has warmed up.

  • Apr 7, 2008

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  • Apr 7, 2008