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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
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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
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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
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Brian Saborboro
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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
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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
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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
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‘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
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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
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Long Live Rock ...  Tribute to an Era comes to the Renton Civic Theater this Saturday.
Wyman Dobson stands in front of a row of 14-foot-tall corn that he grew in his home garden near the Cedar River Trail.

Everything is big about Wyman Dobson’s showpiece garden in Renton

Most corn stalks reach seven or eight feet tall. In Wyman Dobson’s Renton garden, the metal rods that hold up his corn are eight feet. At 14 feet, his corn stalks are nearly twice that height. Each cob splits into three big pieces for corn on the cob.

  • Nov 8, 2008
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Wyman Dobson stands in front of a row of 14-foot-tall corn that he grew in his home garden near the Cedar River Trail.

The Wine Alley named ‘Best Wine Shop’

The Wine Alley, owned and operated by Scott and Allison Helfen in the Fairwood Shopping Center, was voted “Best Wine Shop” in Evening Magazine’s “Best of Western Washington” contest.

  • Nov 5, 2008
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Grilled Chipotle Chicken

FOOD AND WINE: Grilled Chipotle Chicken

TO OUR READERS The Renton Reporter continues the presentation of recipes from the culinary program students and staff at Renton Technical College. Each dish is paired with wines in various price ranges, as suggested by local wine experts.

  • Nov 4, 2008
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Grilled Chipotle Chicken
Leesa Kofmehl All Things Wine pairings

FOOD AND WINE: Spicy chicken takes thought, a lighter white

Often when people ask me what to pair with what they are having for dinner, they name the main meat of the meal – and not how it is prepared or what spices or sauces may be used. Pairing a wine with a meat can be quite simple; pairing it to a recipe can be a bit more difficult. Chicken would have a list of wines that can go with it, but add a spicy recipe to the mix and you have a whole different list of wines. I would normally pair Riesling with spicy Asian foods, sauvignon blanc with spicy Mexican foods. But spicy chicken? That took some thought. In the end I felt that this meal required a lighter white, but not as light as the ones above, to hold up the chicken dish, and found Viognier to be a fantastic match!

  • Nov 4, 2008
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Leesa Kofmehl All Things Wine pairings

Out & About in Renton | Nov. 5

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  • Nov 4, 2008
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Out & About in Renton | Nov. 1

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 4, 2008
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Left to right: Kentridge High School seniors CJ Capes and Nick Dugovich won first place in the student division for their film

The Curvees CLICK

Eight films won Curvees at last week’s Renton FilmFrenzy Curvee Awards at IKEA Performing Arts Center. Eleven films were entered in the 50-hour, four-minute film contest. The top eight finishers received Curvees — glass statuettes made by Uptown Glassworks. Cash was also awarded to first through third places in the student and open divisions.

  • Nov 3, 2008
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Left to right: Kentridge High School seniors CJ Capes and Nick Dugovich won first place in the student division for their film
Roberto Atherley

FOOD AND WINE: Chef Roberto Atherley, the Chipotle Chicken

Roberto Atherley started his career in his native country of Panama. As a successful soccer player, he helped coach youth soccer until he decided on a career in culinary arts. He attended Renton Technical College (RTC) Culinary Arts program and graduated top of his class in 1996. Upon graduation, he joined RTC’s Catering Department as the lead cook. During that time, he has successfully entertained at hundreds of weddings, private functions and catering events. He recently prepared the meal for the 2008 Citizen of the Year banquet at the college. His previous experience includes working at Seattle University and Bon Appetit as the chef de cuisine. Recently, Chef Roberto accepted the position as the catering operations manager. He oversees the college’s catering department.

  • Nov 3, 2008
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Roberto Atherley

Out & About in Renton | Oct. 29

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  • Oct 29, 2008
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“Celebrate Green!” is a new book from the mother and daughter team about celebrating holidays in an environmentally friendly and healthy way.

They’re expanding green holidays

Corey Colwell-Lipson and her mother Lynn Colwell have spent the past two years greening Halloween. Now they’re ready for other holidays. That’s where their new book comes in. The book is called “Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family.”

  • Oct 25, 2008
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“Celebrate Green!” is a new book from the mother and daughter team about celebrating holidays in an environmentally friendly and healthy way.
Corey Colwell-Lipson of Issaquah

Green Halloween? Earth-friendly movement hits holiday

Corey Colwell-Lipson knew Halloween would turn green. She just didn’t expect the holiday to change colors so quickly.

  • Oct 24, 2008
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Corey Colwell-Lipson of Issaquah