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When John Joseph Springer wanted a wife, he handed out a personal card. His picture to the right, his name across the top, his home and cell phone numbers across the bottom, eight of his interests in between. Fellowship, movies, laughs, crying, walks, dancing, sharing, healing.
A look at what's happening around Renton, starting July 12.
Eight o’clock sharp. That’s what time Verneice Lemis used to expect the bus going to the Renton Senior Activity Center. She was never disappointed. “As sure as the clock said eight o’clock, he was there,” says the 98-year-old Lemis. “He” is Bert Feskens, driver of the Renton Senior Activity Center activity bus for the past seven years.
Arts and entertainment events happening in Renton.
Breakfast with Santa, craft bazaars, the senior picnic at Renton River Days, a Hawaiian Luau, a ‘50s party and the annual Senior Review (talent show). These are just some of the events Wendy Kirchner organized during her nine years as recreation programmer at Renton Senior Activity Center.
Arts and entertainment happenings in Renton.
For just a few hours a day, local children can escape their normal lives and immerse themselves in a different landscape. Tucked behind the wooded areas of Maple Valley where wildlife meets creativity, kids 6 to 12 years old attend Camp Cedar River at the Renton Lions Youth Camp to fulfill their summer wishes. The retreat is a combination of day camps and interaction with Boy and Girl scouts.
The epitaph for heavy metal music has been written many times in its 30-year lifespan.
A listing of arts and entertainment events happening around Renton.
The new art show at Carco Theatre features work by the young hands of 13 Sierra Heights Elementary students. The art encompasses a variety of mediums, including cloth blanket, tempura, collage, crayon, watercolor, acrylic, even egg yolk and Kool-Aid. The pieces will be exhibited in Carco’s lobby through Aug. 15.
A listing of arts and entertainment events in the Renton area.
It’s the home stretch in the Renton Neighborhood Challenge, and the competitors are still going strong. Over the past four weeks, the six East Renton Plateau families have reduced their trash by a combined 80 pounds – from just over 146 pounds at the first May 29 weigh-in to just over 65 pounds at last Wednesday’s. Tomorrow, (Thursday) the six neighbors will lug their trash bags to the scale one last time. The family whose trash has lost the most weight over the five weeks wins the challenge.
A listing of arts and entertainment events in and around Renton.
The leads investigators are following to identify Highlands Man and, now, Highlands Woman, may take them to Johnson’s Grocery, which closed in north Renton more than three decades ago.
A listing of arts and entertainment events happening in and around Renton.
The Puget Sound See Gulls Trailer Club once did lots of seeing. Once or twice a month the families boarded their motor homes and travel trailers and set off for the ocean, Skagit County, Death Valley, Mount Vernon and even Tahiti. Once there they had cook-outs, played games and held dress-up contests.
Arts and entertainment events happening in and around Renton.
After discovering she was pregnant, Linda Simpson told her husband James she wanted another baby. With three young children at home, James didn’t like the idea. But Linda challenged him, joking, “Don’t tell me what to do — I’ll have twins!” And she did. Twins weren’t new in the Simpson family. Simpson’s husband James is an identical twin. Her twin daughter Jana later continued the tradition, having a set of twins herself. Still, twins were a surprise for Simpson. She found out only six weeks before giving birth. So she was thrilled to receive an invitation to join Valley Mothers of Multiples Club, Inc., (then Valley Mothers of Twins Club).