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Jeannie Keyes

Better times ahead for Renton, says psychic. And Sonics will return

2009 is just a few days old, bringing a newborn's promise of hope.How will this year develop? Will it bring an improved economy? A cheaper… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2009
Jeannie Keyes
Randy Gilchrist

Resolved for 2009: Out with the bad, in with the good

It’s January 2009. That means a new year, a new start. Time to turn over new leafs and replace the bad habits with good. Below,… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2008
Randy Gilchrist

Renton Out and About

EventsShoWare Center Grand Opening: 4-9 p.m. Jan. 2. Come celebrate the opening of Kent’s new events center. Cost: Free. ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St.,… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2008

Renton Reporter A&E | Dec. 27

The entertainment calendar is published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Submit entertainment items at least a week before publication dates to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Dec 29, 2008
Zandra Jones of Black Diamond and her sons

Jewish family to serve homeless men Christmas Eve feast in Renton

For Zandra Jones, volunteering on Christmas Eve is no big deal. It’s like picking up someone’s dropped napkin.“You do what you do,” she says.Tonight, Jones… Continue reading

  • Dec 22, 2008
Zandra Jones of Black Diamond and her sons
Renton Technical College’s John Fisher

Washington Chef’s cookbook helps food bank patrons make most of meal

What can you make with baby formula, celery, shredded pork, tomatoes and spaghetti sauce? Cornbread breakfast casserole, of course!

  • Dec 16, 2008
Renton Technical College’s John Fisher
Joe Kennedy

Renton: A cafe, a saloon and cheesecakes… oh my!

Three restaurants: A cafe, a saloon and a cheesecakery. Three addresses: 915, 917 and 919 South Third Street. One business. Run by Joe Kennedy.

  • Dec 15, 2008
Joe Kennedy

OUT & ABOUT

The entertainment calendar is published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Submit entertainment items at least a week before publication dates to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Dec 11, 2008

Renton A&E Calendar | Dec. 6

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  • Dec 8, 2008
The biggest seller

What is Renton drinking for the holidays?

So what is Renton drinking this holiday season?The answer to that question comes in some big numbers – and they’re only based on the first… Continue reading

The biggest seller

THE TOP 10 LIQUOR SALES BY STATE STORE

DOWNTOWN(465 RENTON CENTER WAY)Item Unit sales Size Cost1. YUKON JACK LIQUEUR 15,253 50 ml $1.502. CUERVO TEQUILA 10,673 50 ml $1.503. SMIRNOFF VODKA 9,242 50… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2008

Renton A&E Calendar | Dec. 3

Calendar Submissions The entertainment calendar is published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Submit entertainment items at least a week before publication dates to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Dec 2, 2008
Liberty Square on Williams Avenue South offers rent based on income and number of bedrooms.

‘Everyday’ people can afford rent at Renton’s Liberty Square

Painted green, orange and yellow, the conjoined buildings on South Fifth Avenue and Williams Avenue South are hardly invisible. But the tenants of Liberty Square… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2008
Liberty Square on Williams Avenue South offers rent based on income and number of bedrooms.
Brian Saborboro

BrailleNote hardware opens up Internet to Nelsen Middle School student

The machine is talking. “Hello,” it says. “My name is ... Brian.” But the machine is not Brian. Brian is the boy typing the machine’s words. “I am in 8 grade at Nelsen,” Brian writes. “I am in... number sign ... 8 grade ... at Nelsen,” the machine repeats. Imagine the halting, nasal voice of a robot. That’s what this machine sounds like.

  • Nov 28, 2008
Brian Saborboro
At left

All the fixin’s for Thanksgiving dinner handed out at Salvation Army food bank

Cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, corn, rolls, rice, pumpkin-pie makings and, of course, turkey.These ingredients are the makings of a good Thanksgiving dinner… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2008
At left
Juanita Shields

Juanita Shields: 34 years at Valley View and now her life uncertain

Juanita Shields didn’t want to move to the mobile-home park on Maple Valley Highway. It was out in God’s country, she said.

  • Nov 18, 2008
Juanita Shields

Renton A&E Calendar | Nov. 19

Calendar Submissions The entertainment calendar is published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Submit entertainment items at least a week before publication dates to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Nov 17, 2008

‘Loaf’s Labors Lost’ takes ‘people’s choice award’ in Renton FilmFrenzy

“Loaf’s Labors Lost,” a loaf of bread’s love story set in Renton, has won the “people’s choice award” in the Renton FilmFrenzy 2008 movie competition, based on the results of a poll on rentonreporter.com. Of course, anyone who has followed the polling online for the last few weeks already knows that the bread won. But, this gives us a rare chance to say, “And the winner is…”

Pastor Dave McAlister hopes to grow Celebration Church with the addition of a community center that would be built on five acres behind the church. His congregation of 120 would have to grow to about 300 if the church is to build the center without outside financial help

Celebration Church wants center for Renton community use

The space behind Celebration Church looks like a field, empty except a beige modular. But where some see a barren field and an ugly building on concrete blocks, Pastor Dave McAlister sees a community center.

  • Nov 15, 2008
Pastor Dave McAlister hopes to grow Celebration Church with the addition of a community center that would be built on five acres behind the church. His congregation of 120 would have to grow to about 300 if the church is to build the center without outside financial help
Long Live Rock ...  Tribute to an Era comes to the Renton Civic Theater this Saturday.

Rock lives at Renton Civic Theater

Long Live Rock is at Renton Civic Theater Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26. For tickets, call the box office at 425-226-5529. For more information about Long Live Rock, including a set list, visit www.lepoproductions.com

  • Nov 11, 2008
Long Live Rock ...  Tribute to an Era comes to the Renton Civic Theater this Saturday.