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Making it in America: movie review of “American Dreamer”

Making it in America: movie review of “American Dreamer”

Recommendation: 3/5 Stars, STREAM Plot: “A down on his luck HAIL driver who makes extra cash chauffeuring a low-level drug dealer around town, finds himself… Continue reading

Making it in America: movie review of “American Dreamer”
Photo by Haley Ausbun.                                Wanda “Noni” Capellaro reflects on 100 years in Renton, looking at photos of friends and family past.

Resident looks back at 100 years in Renton

Wanda Capellaro was born in Renton on Nov. 6, 1918, in a house next to the cows. “You could hear the cows moo! ‘Welcome Wanda,’… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun.                                Wanda “Noni” Capellaro reflects on 100 years in Renton, looking at photos of friends and family past.
Birds will enjoy native plants more than a feeder full of seed

Birds will enjoy native plants more than a feeder full of seed

In winter kind-hearted gardeners purchase bird seed but plants do the trick and avoid cats and rats.

  • Oct 26, 2018
Birds will enjoy native plants more than a feeder full of seed
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains the funny bone

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

  • Oct 25, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan
Halloween-themed books to make your howl

Halloween-themed books to make your howl

It’s not the weather that keeps your eyes open these days. It’s not the paper skeletons that appear in your neighbor’s windows or the pumpkins… Continue reading

Halloween-themed books to make your howl
Foster homes needed in South King County

Foster homes needed in South King County

“Imagine that you’re at home one day, you’re in your bed asleep and you hear a knock at the door. When your mom opens the… Continue reading

Foster homes needed in South King County
Photos by Kayse Angel

Operation Warm: More than just a coat

Fire stations from around the area all come together to pass out jackets to kids in need of them.

Photos by Kayse Angel
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains octopi hearts

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

  • Oct 18, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan
Time to start checking fall garden chores off the to-do list

Time to start checking fall garden chores off the to-do list

Fertilize the lawn with a fall/winter food, plant spring bulbs, rake leaves and divide perennials.

Time to start checking fall garden chores off the to-do list
‘November Road’ is the nail-biter you’ve been looking for

‘November Road’ is the nail-biter you’ve been looking for

Catch me, if you can! And the chase began, one of you the pursuer, the other pursued, racing through park or playground, across the yard,… Continue reading

‘November Road’ is the nail-biter you’ve been looking for
Renton High School principal Giovanna San Martin speaks before Mead receives his diploma.

Veteran receives Renton High diploma 65 years later

Sixty-five years after leaving Renton High School, Frank Mead stands outside of the familiar structure to tie up an important loose end. As he returns,… Continue reading

Renton High School principal Giovanna San Martin speaks before Mead receives his diploma.
Photo courtesy Isabella Fredrickson.                                Former Hazen cheerleaders joined current ones Sept. 28 during Hazen’s 50th anniversary celebration at the school’s homecoming game.

Highlanders celebrate 50th anniversary

From the Hazen Kilt for the Reporter

  • Oct 12, 2018
Photo courtesy Isabella Fredrickson.                                Former Hazen cheerleaders joined current ones Sept. 28 during Hazen’s 50th anniversary celebration at the school’s homecoming game.
Meanwhile in a parallel universe, a review of “The Wrong Todd”

Meanwhile in a parallel universe, a review of “The Wrong Todd”

Plot: “Everything changes for Todd when his evil twin from a parallel universe arrives to steal his girlfriend,” according to IMDB. Review: For my eighth… Continue reading

Meanwhile in a parallel universe, a review of “The Wrong Todd”
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan

Dr. Universe explains why we have eyelashes

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

  • Oct 11, 2018
Illustrations by Rob McClurkan
Here’s the scoop on raising healthy, happy hydrangeas

Here’s the scoop on raising healthy, happy hydrangeas

Harvesting hydrangea blooms and cutting back perennials is the exception to “no fall pruning” rule.

Here’s the scoop on raising healthy, happy hydrangeas
‘A Healing Justice’ should be on your bookshelf

‘A Healing Justice’ should be on your bookshelf

Your pup is a pretty respectable watch dog. If anyone merely considers walking by your house, it doesn’t go unnoticed. And if someone actually dares… Continue reading

‘A Healing Justice’ should be on your bookshelf
Photos: Sartori celebrates its grand opening

Photos: Sartori celebrates its grand opening

The new elementary school had an official ribbon-cutting Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Photos: Sartori celebrates its grand opening
Betty McLain poses with a copy of her book she published in 2010. Courtesy photo.

Dancing with joy

The Creative Side

  • Oct 5, 2018
Betty McLain poses with a copy of her book she published in 2010. Courtesy photo.
Voter registration deadline Oct. 8 for general election

Voter registration deadline Oct. 8 for general election

From the King County elections office: Citizens who want to vote in the Nov. 6 general election have until Monday, Oct. 8 to register to… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2018
Voter registration deadline Oct. 8 for general election
Plant bulbs now, dream of a blooming spring

Plant bulbs now, dream of a blooming spring

Our climate is perfect for growing spring-flowering bulbs requiring a cool winter before bloom.

Plant bulbs now, dream of a blooming spring