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Renton’s biggest stories of 2019

Renton’s biggest stories of 2019

Election 2019 This year Renton said goodbye to longtime community leaders, as three-term Mayor Denis Law, 20 year councilmember Don Persson and 18-year Renton School… Continue reading

Renton’s biggest stories of 2019
Photo courtesy of BRAGG Project                                REACH Center of Hope Volunteer Coordinator Kinza Shafir and BRAGG Founder Ezra Lucien, 9.

For this local kid, Christmas is like running a nonprofit

Nine-year-old Ezra Lucien runs BRAGG project to help other children

Photo courtesy of BRAGG Project                                REACH Center of Hope Volunteer Coordinator Kinza Shafir and BRAGG Founder Ezra Lucien, 9.
Council gives Persson long, duly earned goodbye

Council gives Persson long, duly earned goodbye

Don Persson retires long Renton career

Council gives Persson long, duly earned goodbye
Photo courtesy of Handsome Devil Ink. Owners Maggie and Ryan Hammond with Bad Santa (center) at their annual Bad Santa Food Drive.

Bad Santa’s good charity

Local tattoo shop collects 800 pounds of food

Photo courtesy of Handsome Devil Ink. Owners Maggie and Ryan Hammond with Bad Santa (center) at their annual Bad Santa Food Drive.
On Saturday, Dec. 14, 15 students were paired with Renton Police Department officers who volunteered their mornings to each kid’s family wish list at 2019 Shop with a Cop.

Renton kids get to holiday shop thanks to local police

The large police presence at The Landing Target was no crime response, but in fact officers and school students shopping for nail polish, silverware, socks,… Continue reading

On Saturday, Dec. 14, 15 students were paired with Renton Police Department officers who volunteered their mornings to each kid’s family wish list at 2019 Shop with a Cop.
Jewish students learn how to make menorahs

Jewish students learn how to make menorahs

Home Depot partners with Renton Jewish Center for holiday projects

  • Dec 22, 2019
Jewish students learn how to make menorahs
Renton lights up for the holidays

Renton lights up for the holidays

A guided map to some of the best holiday lights in the city

Renton lights up for the holidays
Photo by Haley Ausbun. Evergreen City Ballet dancers rehearsing at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre in Bellevue, Dec. 4.

From Evergreen’s Cavalier to Broadway and back home again

Artistic Director Bennyroyce Royon introduces himself with “The Nutcracker”

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Evergreen City Ballet dancers rehearsing at the Meydenbauer Center Theatre in Bellevue, Dec. 4.
Luck be Renton’s lady

Luck be Renton’s lady

Chamber of commerce ends the year in style

Luck be Renton’s lady
Firefighters ring the bell for donations

Firefighters ring the bell for donations

Photo by Haley Ausbun. Renton Regional Fire Authority Firefighters volunteered to ring the Salvation Army Bell for the classic holiday red kettle at the downtown… Continue reading

Firefighters ring the bell for donations
Photo by Haley Ausbun                                Satoko Hori blows out the birthday candles at her 100th birthday, with daughter Cathy Hori Emmons.

Grateful for 100 years well lived

Three Renton centurions look back on life this holiday

Photo by Haley Ausbun                                Satoko Hori blows out the birthday candles at her 100th birthday, with daughter Cathy Hori Emmons.
Renton resident Joe Copenhaver and his pet crow, T-Rex, share a moment Nov. 10. Photo by Andy Hobbs

Meet Joe and his pet crow T-Rex | Video

Renton resident makes fast friends with a crow he rescued last spring.

Renton resident Joe Copenhaver and his pet crow, T-Rex, share a moment Nov. 10. Photo by Andy Hobbs
Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo

Turkey rescue: No bird on Thanksgiving menu at this King County sanctuary

“There’s a huge need for roosters. They often end up neglected and abused.”

Turkeys Nonni, Noelle, November and Nora at Rooster Haus Rescue in Fall City. Natalie DeFord/staff photo
It’s more than bagging groceries — it’s changing hearts

It’s more than bagging groceries — it’s changing hearts

Local cashier ‘Bev’ McQueen is a concrete part of Renton’s community

It’s more than bagging groceries — it’s changing hearts
Passport Day tomorrow, Oct. 5 | King County

Passport Day tomorrow, Oct. 5 | King County

Go to Renton to apply or renew your passport.

  • Oct 4, 2019
Passport Day tomorrow, Oct. 5 | King County
This time of year, it’s all about the harvest

This time of year, it’s all about the harvest

The fourth week of August is time to reset for the coming fall season in the garden. Garden centers and nurseries will soon be stocking… Continue reading

This time of year, it’s all about the harvest
Scott Kreidermacher, left, and Lara Randolph, right, hold up the food that remains from a busy day at the Free Grocery Store, a new project from nonprofit Sustainable Renton, on Monday, Aug. 19. Photo by Haley Ausbun.

Free grocery store to combat food waste

A small Renton nonprofit hopes to help homeless and keep food from the landfill

Scott Kreidermacher, left, and Lara Randolph, right, hold up the food that remains from a busy day at the Free Grocery Store, a new project from nonprofit Sustainable Renton, on Monday, Aug. 19. Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Registering to vote online or in-mail ends Monday

Registering to vote online or in-mail ends Monday

In-person registration is available up until Election Day, Aug. 6.

  • Jul 26, 2019
Registering to vote online or in-mail ends Monday
Cruz the Loop and Return to Renton Benefit Car Show set for July 6, 7

Cruz the Loop and Return to Renton Benefit Car Show set for July 6, 7

Hot Rod weekend, downtown, will have some street closures.

  • Jul 2, 2019
Cruz the Loop and Return to Renton Benefit Car Show set for July 6, 7
Photos by Haley Ausbun                                Semilla Flamenca in Redmond had their spring recital Friday, April 26 at the Carco Theatre in Renton. Nearly 60 flamenco dancers, from 2 year olds to adults, were able to show off their skills in ten performances, concluding with a group dance of the Macarena. All proceeds for the recital went to a 6-year-old dancer who has been fighting leukemia for three years and is now in remission with monthly check-ups, flamenco teacher Paulina Chalita-White said.

Semilla Flamenca dance in Renton for good cause

By Haley Ausbun Reporter… Continue reading

Photos by Haley Ausbun                                Semilla Flamenca in Redmond had their spring recital Friday, April 26 at the Carco Theatre in Renton. Nearly 60 flamenco dancers, from 2 year olds to adults, were able to show off their skills in ten performances, concluding with a group dance of the Macarena. All proceeds for the recital went to a 6-year-old dancer who has been fighting leukemia for three years and is now in remission with monthly check-ups, flamenco teacher Paulina Chalita-White said.