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Renton Technical ESL students protest state budget cuts

With posters raised, more than 100 English as a Second Language students gathered in protest at Renton Technical College Tuesday morning."We need English!" read one… Continue reading

  • Mar 11, 2009
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Uwajimaya applies to remodel expected-to-close Thriftway store in Renton

Uwajimaya, an Asian specialty supermarket with deep roots in the Seattle area, has applied for a building permit to remodel the interior of the current… Continue reading

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MARCH 6: Renton entertainment calendar

MusicConcordia University-Portland Choral Ensembles Concert: 7 p.m. March 24. Free concert. Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1024 Monroe Ave. N.E., Renton. 503-280-8614.West Hill Band Festival: 7 p.m.… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2009
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Two Renton singers to perform in BCC’s production of ‘The Music Man’

Two Renton residents are on stage, one in the lead female role, as the Bellevue Community College Drama Department presents the classic musical, “The Music… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2009
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Marissa Harrell

Liberty High culinary team to compete in invitational tournament

Prepare, cook and present a three-course meal in one hour. That’s the task four Liberty High School students will have to complete during the 2009… Continue reading

  • Mar 5, 2009
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Marissa Harrell
The stars of the evening

The fourth webisode of ‘Finger of God’ in Renton premieres

The premiere party for the fourth “Finger of God” webisode was packed, with standing room only at the soon-to-open Liberty Cafe on South Third Street.The… Continue reading

  • Feb 27, 2009
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The stars of the evening
Employees at Orca Bay Seafood  in Renton practice the English used in introducing one’s self in an ESL class taught by Elizabeth Falconer

Renton’s growing diversity boosts need for ESL programs

Before Charlie, Renton had few English as a Second Language classes. Renton Technical College and Fairwood Library were about it.Then came Charlie Barlow. About two… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2009
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Employees at Orca Bay Seafood  in Renton practice the English used in introducing one’s self in an ESL class taught by Elizabeth Falconer
Sam Graydon and Bob Anderson hang out at The Piazza recently while filming 'Finger of God Part 4.'

‘Finger of God’ crew on way to the top

"Finger of God" won three curvees at Renton FilmFrenzy 2008. But that's not enough for the makers of the short film. The trio wants to… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2009
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Sam Graydon and Bob Anderson hang out at The Piazza recently while filming 'Finger of God Part 4.'
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.