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Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra to present Renton concert

The Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra will present a family concert in Renton 3 p.m. Oct. 25 at the IKEA Performing Arts Center sponsored by Allied Arts… Continue reading

  • Oct 8, 2009

‘Lend Me a Tenor’ opens with a night of laughing

The Valley Community Players opening season performance, "Lend Me a Tenor," is perfect for a night of laughing.Peter Herpst, playing lead character Tito, connected well… Continue reading

RENTON FILMFRENZY: Deadline to participate is this Friday

Renton FilmFrenzy is back, ready to feature aspiring filmmakers as they use Renton as a backdrop for their FilmFrenzy competition entries.The best will win a… Continue reading

  • Oct 5, 2009

VCP opens with ‘Lend Me A Tenor’

The Valley Community Players is kicking off its 45th season with the slapstick farce "Lend Me a Tenor.""It's been so much fun," said director Lee… Continue reading

‘America’s Got Talent’s’ EriAm Sisters back in Renton

After sleeping in a Las Vegas VIP Suite with a pool for a balcony, adjusting to life home in Renton has been like stepping out of a movie. However, the EriAm Sisters, who found national fame in the semi-final rounds of NBC's "America's Got Talent," are happy to be home.

Is a bobcat the latest wildlife on Renton Hill?

Bill Free has seen all manner of wildlife on Renton Hill, from deer to rabbits to raccoons and possums.The wildlife follows the Cedar River corridor,… Continue reading

Mayor gives EriAm Sisters key to the city

Renton’s own EriAm Sisters received the key to the city Monday night, at an event that seemed more like a Hollywood gala than a City… Continue reading

Shannon Waters of Renton is ready to outwit, outlast, outplay on ‘Survivor’

UPDATE FRIDAY, SEPT. 18: Shannon Waters was never at risk of getting voted off the island of Samoa Thursday night. Her tribe won the coveted Immunity Idol by winning the immunity challenge. In fact, she got some votes to become the leader of the Galu tribe. Someone else got more votes.)

Aunt Dottie brings improv, music and love to Renton

Aunt Dottie loves Renton.The character sings about the city (and restaurant La Hacienda) in Michele Greenwood Bettinger's show "Aunt Dottie's Sing-Along Cabaret.""Aunt Dottie believes that… Continue reading

Renton Farmers Market to end successful season on Tuesday

When the final bell is rung on this season’s Renton Farmers Market Tuesday, 10s of thousands of shoppers will have strolled the Piazza downtown looking… Continue reading

Actor gets second chance in ‘Forever Plaid’

In the musical "Forever Plaid" a quartet singing group gets a chance to come back from the dead and perform a show they always wanted.For… Continue reading

Renton-style sailing is fun, available to all

The beating sail tightens against the push of the wind, as the small boat majestically cuts through the chop of Lake Washington.As preppy as sailing's… Continue reading

EriAm Sisters move on in America’s Got Talent

Renton's EriAm Sisters moved into the next round of NBC's America's Got Talent, after performing live in Hollywood."You are the future. You are the next… Continue reading

Chapinlandia, downtown Renton’s newest eatery, is family’s dream come true

When a Guatemalan family left its country to find safety from a bloody war, it took about 25 years to get back their dream However, Maria Luisa was able to cook again Aug. 8, when her family opened Chapinlandia, a Guatemalan bakery and restaurant, in downtown Renton.

South Union Neighborhood picnic gives thanks

Wendy Kirchner, Norma McQuiller, Ray Sled and Kevin McQuiller are presented with chef’s hats and aprons at the South Union Neighborhood Association annual picnic Aug.… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2009

Ready in Renton

An important part of this year’s Ready in Renton campaign is the launching of CodeRed™, a state-of-the-art emergency notification system.The CodeRed™ system provides city officials… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2009

Four earn Eagle Scout

Four recent Kentridge High School graduates received their Eagle Scout badges at a Court of Honor Aug. 21.Eagle Scout is the highest achievement in the… Continue reading

Podiobooks new avenue for authors

When a Renton writer published her first science fiction novel online, she didn't expect to be nominated for a national award.However, much to Heather Roulo's… Continue reading

Art is a house, Renton’s emerging art community

Art is a house.Or at least a part of Orenda Ayashe's walls, which are painted purple, blue and orange, often matching her abstract art."I really… Continue reading

Renton families flock to Coal Creek YMCA opening

Cozy chairs, free Wi-Fi and a river-rock fireplace welcome parents to the new Coal Creek Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) branch.The lounge, which overlooks the… Continue reading