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Holiday preparations for pet owners this season

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
Holiday preparations for pet owners this season
Elementary students learn financial literacy skills

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

Elementary students learn financial literacy skills
Renton parkrun celebrates its first birthday with a free 5k

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
Renton parkrun celebrates its first birthday with a free 5k
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

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.

There’s still time to celebrate fall color by adding a maple
Local Allstate agencies collect donations for military families and veterans, and give $30,000 to the USO Northwest

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
Local Allstate agencies collect donations for military families and veterans, and give $30,000 to the USO Northwest
Photos, maps, fun facts make this book addicting

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

Photos, maps, fun facts make this book addicting
Photo courtesy of Kelsie Gardner                                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

Summer bloomers can’t handle our winter weather

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

Summer bloomers can’t handle our winter weather
You’ll want to read ‘Dracul’ with the lights on

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

You’ll want to read ‘Dracul’ with the lights on
Photo courtesy of Renton Schools Foundation                                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

Photo courtesy of Renton Schools Foundation                                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

Get your home winter ready

PSE offers a checklist for the end of Daylight Saving Time

  • Nov 3, 2018
Get your home winter ready
Plants in pots, shrubs in tubs solve outdoor problems

Plants in pots, shrubs in tubs solve outdoor problems

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

Plants in pots, shrubs in tubs solve outdoor problems
Prep trees for winter with the “Fall Five”

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
Prep trees for winter with the “Fall Five”
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains venom

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

  • Nov 1, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan
This book will help you talk about death with loved ones

This book will help you talk about death with loved ones

There’s plenty of food for all. You can see that, and it smells delicious. Your dinner companions are strangers no more, especially since you’ve had… Continue reading

This book will help you talk about death with loved ones
Halloween safety tips for a haunting good time

Halloween safety tips for a haunting good time

The following from the State Fire Marshal’s Office: Colorful costumes, scary decorations, and delicious treats make Halloween a fun and exciting time for all ages.… Continue reading

  • Oct 30, 2018
Halloween safety tips for a haunting good time
Winter weather is unpredictable, but one thing is certain: Flooding in King County

Winter weather is unpredictable, but one thing is certain: Flooding in King County

King County leaders urge preparedness to ensure people and property remain safe during flood season

  • Oct 29, 2018
Winter weather is unpredictable, but one thing is certain: Flooding in King County
Top five ways to keep pets safe on Halloween

Top five ways to keep pets safe on Halloween

The following from BluePearl Veterinary Partners: It’s OK for Halloween to be scary, but no one wants the frightening experience of suddenly realizing your pet… Continue reading

  • Oct 29, 2018
Top five ways to keep pets safe on Halloween