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William Werner

Renton tot wins college scholarship

William Werner recently won a $10,000 college scholarship. But William, who still reads picture books, has a lot to learn before he can use that… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2009
William Werner
Terraform No. 1 is an art piece in Daniel Wend's exhibit on display through March 28 at Carco Theatre.

Art by Daniel Wend on display at Renton’s Carco Theatre

Art by local artist Daniel Wend is on display at Carco Theatre through March 28. Wend will discuss his art at a free artist's reception… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2009
Terraform No. 1 is an art piece in Daniel Wend's exhibit on display through March 28 at Carco Theatre.
William Adam Gray

Renton Police using Web site to track down its ‘Most Wanted’

If the police want you in Renton, there's a good chance your mug shot will show up on the Internet.The Renton Police Department has launched… Continue reading

William Adam Gray
Cugini Florists co-owner Bill Gaw said the recession has caused a 30- to 40-percent dropoff in sales starting about a year ago. It's the worst downturn he has seen since he got into the business in the late 1970s. He's banking on Valentine's Day to give his business much-needed cash flow.

Feeling the love at Cugini Florists in downtown Renton this Valentine’s Day

Two thousand roses."That's a lot of roses," says Bill Gaw.Selling the last of those long-stemmed beauties Friday and Saturday will keep Gaw and his better… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2009
Cugini Florists co-owner Bill Gaw said the recession has caused a 30- to 40-percent dropoff in sales starting about a year ago. It's the worst downturn he has seen since he got into the business in the late 1970s. He's banking on Valentine's Day to give his business much-needed cash flow.

FEB. 6: Renton arts and entertainment calendar

EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.“Torch of Dreams”: 3 and 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Fundraiser show for Special Olympics… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2009
Rodger Lizaola demonstrates the differences between hitting on women sober and drunk on is way to a win in a comedy contest featuring six comedians recently at DC's Bar and Grill in Renton.

Comics of all shapes and sizes duke it out at DCs in Renton. Who comes out on top?

Six comics walk into a Renton bar. A white dude, a fat chick and a Jewish guy. Plus a Chinese guy, a Mexican guy and… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2009
Rodger Lizaola demonstrates the differences between hitting on women sober and drunk on is way to a win in a comedy contest featuring six comedians recently at DC's Bar and Grill in Renton.

Black River High in Renton awarded artwork

Black River High School has been awarded artwork through the Picturing America program, a free initiative from the National Endowment for the Humanities that helps… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2009
Norm Abrahamson sits onstage at Carco Theatre

What you see on stage is what Norm Abrahamson builds for Renton’s Valley Community Players

Norm Abrahamson has no desire to be an actor.“Can you imagine memorizing all those lines?” he asks.The well-known Renton volunteer gets his kicks behind the… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2009
Norm Abrahamson sits onstage at Carco Theatre
Brothers from Different Mothers will perform their comedy/juggling act at a benefit Feb. 7 for Special Olympics of Washington.

Shows at Renton IKEA to benefit Special Olympics

A magician and a comedy juggling team will headline two upcoming Renton shows to benefit Special Olympics. The shows, at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2009
Brothers from Different Mothers will perform their comedy/juggling act at a benefit Feb. 7 for Special Olympics of Washington.

Jan. 30: Out and About calendar

EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.“Torch of Dreams”: 3 and 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Fundraiser show for Special Olympics… Continue reading

  • Jan 30, 2009
Dora Champoux blows out the candles on her birthday cake as she turns 104

Dora Champoux of Renton marks her 104th

The white cake is stuck with just three candles. A one, a zero and a four. “Happy Birthday Dora!” the frosted message reads.The cake is… Continue reading

  • Jan 29, 2009
Dora Champoux blows out the candles on her birthday cake as she turns 104
Nelsen Middle School choir director Brian Hoskins kisses Snort during a recent assembly at the school. Snort is a member of the Valentines Performing Pigs of Gig Harbor.

Puckering up with porkers nets Nelsen Middle School in Renton $900

Three talented porkers hammed it up for Nelsen Middle School students and staff during a recent performance at the school."They played soccer, they played basketball,… Continue reading

  • Jan 27, 2009
Nelsen Middle School choir director Brian Hoskins kisses Snort during a recent assembly at the school. Snort is a member of the Valentines Performing Pigs of Gig Harbor.
Kim Blake

A few tense moments and a life saved at McLendon in Renton

Dec. 27 was a dark and stormy night. Kim Blake remembers that detail because that was the night — technically afternoon — on which the… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2009
Kim Blake
Ten-year-old Pandora relaxes in her cage aboard the MaxMobile Tuesday

Cats put on furry show in Renton; but none is adopted

The big yellow vehicle rolled into the parking lot of Renton Public Library Tuesday afternoon with nine furry guests aboard. Nine furry guests that their… Continue reading

  • Jan 26, 2009
Ten-year-old Pandora relaxes in her cage aboard the MaxMobile Tuesday

Jan. 23: Out and About

Calendar SubmissionsThe entertainment calendar is published on a space-available basis. Submit entertainment items at least a week before publication dates to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.EventsSococulture: For information about… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2009
Bruce Hudson

Renton photographer Bruce Hudson to sign books

Renton photographer and author Bruce Hudson will sign copies of his book “The Relationographer” Saturday (Jan. 24) from 1-4 p.m. at Ivar’s at 25405 104th… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2009
Bruce Hudson
This piece by Renton artist Dennis Harrison is called “Shadows.”

Renton artist displaying marquetry at Carco

Art by Dennis Harrison will be exhibited at Carco Theatre through Feb. 13.Harrison of Renton is a marquetry artist. Hundreds of years old, marquetry is… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2009
This piece by Renton artist Dennis Harrison is called “Shadows.”

Six comics set to compete Jan. 22 in Renton Comedy Contest

Six comics will compete at the first Renton Comedy Contest at DC’s Bar and Grill Jan. 22 at 8:30 p.m. Those six performers will have… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2009

OUT AND ABOUT: Jan. 16, 2009

Calendar SubmissionsThe entertainment calendar is published on a space-available basis. Submit entertainment items at least a week before publication dates to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.EventsSococulture: For information about… Continue reading

  • Jan 15, 2009
Charles Cortes/ Renton Reporter Cedar Grove Mobile Home Court resident Carroll Kilkenny

Flood victims find refuge in Renton church

A bed, a roof and good food. That's all Carroll Kilkenny needs. And maybe a radio and flashlight.That's what the 79-year old has in her… Continue reading

  • Jan 11, 2009
Charles Cortes/ Renton Reporter Cedar Grove Mobile Home Court resident Carroll Kilkenny