Life

Tragedy in Zimbabwe, one captain’s trip home

It had been eight years since the captain had been to Zimbabwe, once known as the breadbasket of Africa, but over those few years his… Continue reading

Lineup in place for fourth Annual Art and Antique Walk downtown on Aug. 22.

Two spheres of art activities will greet walkers Saturday, Aug. 22, at the fourth Annual Art and Antique Walk in downtown Renton sponsored by Arts… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2009

EriAm Sisters make it to Hollywood

Renton's EriAm Sisters are moving up the ladder on NBC's "America's Got Talent."Floating through the Los Angeles round of the television show, the sisters Haben,… Continue reading

First Friday block parties start

Looking for a place to hangout tonight?Try South Third Street.In an effort to revitalize downtown, a tight-knit group of business owners started a monthly block… Continue reading

Tyrannosaurus Records to open in Renton this month

"Where do you buy music?" Nich Sullivan asked. A concoction of honey and chocolate swirled in his coffee cup at Liberty Cafe on Third Street, the main road downtown. The last music shop closed its doors years ago. So when Sullivan decided to open Tyrannosaurus Records (TRx), an independent label and music store, it was about meeting a city's need for music and promoting local musicians.

Meet your neighborhood: Kennydale walkabouts

A small group of long-time Kennydale residents paced up a hill once called Benson for its only residents.Though the current Benson Hill is miles away,… Continue reading

Renton woman sews 500 quilts for charity

Stacks of nine-inch fabric fill the room as a sewing machine rests in the window light.A counter was set to about 500, recording the number… Continue reading

Ice rink offers free admission during heat wave

Beat the heat; hit the ice.In response to record-high temperatures, Renton's ice rink, Castle Ice, is offering free ice-skating admissions."You just have to pay to… Continue reading

Slide Show: Big air, big crowds, big snake at Renton River Days Kids’ Day

Two boys wrestled for a sword-shaped balloon, while a group of girls waited, knees wiggling, for ice cream cones to be painted on their cheeks.Hundreds… Continue reading

Slide show: senior picnic at Renton Community Center

As a part of Renton River Days, several hundred seniors packed the Renton Community Center for a picnic-style lunch and free music Thursday.Watch for our… Continue reading

Youth circus air show at today’s River Days Kids’ Day starts with pounding ground work

Offer a "good luck" to Paul Pugh and he'll answer back, it's not luck, it's practice.During the past nearly 60 years, Pugh has presided over… Continue reading

Teen Footloose musical all about ’80s style

With leg warmers, Air Jordan's and parachute pants — this year's youth musical plans to dish out '80s style. Though most of the actors in 24th Annual Summer Teen Musical hadn't seen the film Footloose, they're excited about reliving their parent's glory days.

Free lemonade, hot dogs at Cascade’s neighborhood picnic

Little plastic cups of lemonade lined the end of a folding table in the Cascade Center parking lot.It was the Cascade community's first picnic since… Continue reading

EriAm Sisters draw crowd of about 250 to CISR benefit in Renton

Renton's EriAm Sisters, who've gained national recognition on NBC's "America's Got Talent," are now proving that Renton's also got charity.Performing at a Communities in Schools… Continue reading

Native of Brazil teaches through his music

Strumming a guitar, the Brazilian’s black dreadlocks bounce on a white shirt laced at the collar.Jazzy paintings of dancers adorn the walls around a colorful… Continue reading

IT’S OPEN! A year in the making, the new Duvall Avenue is welcomed by neighbors, businesses

It was a day to celebrate and exhale a sigh of relief.Duvall Avenue, a major transportation corridor between Renton and Bellevue, reopened Thursday, a shiny… Continue reading

Slide show: Cedar River Dog Park open for visitors

Dog lovers showed their enthusiasm last weekend, when they built a split-cedar fence around Renton's first off-leash dog park in two days. Though volunteers have much more work ahead of them, the Cedar River Dog Park is ready to use, and the dog community is starting to make a presence.

RTC’s ESL students practice what they learned: Dancing, singing and English at Coulon

"I brought African food," belted a student, holding up a large bowl of tin-foil wrapped goodness.Eyes brightened and looked up from plates of Asian noodles… Continue reading

Renton Civic Theater to present six plays

The Renton Civic Theater will present six plays during its 2009-2010 season, which kicks off in September.• “Forever Plaid,” Sept. 4-19, a popular and successful… Continue reading

  • Jun 18, 2009