Auction helps Jet City prepare for its closure History to highest bidder

John Middlebrooks bought the night’s first item: an orange and purple inflatable snake stuck through a heart-shaped slinky. He and his wife Linda also bought one of the night’s last items: an old-style (unworking) wooden telephone.

  • Aug 4, 2008

Carco Theatre teens present ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

“Once Upon a Mattress” opened to record crowds at IKEA Renton River Days. Director and producer Vincent Orduna hopes those crowds remain large through Aug. 10, the last performance of Carco Theatre’s 23rd annual Summer Teen Musical.

  • Aug 2, 2008

Renton River Days: Next up: Parade, food, duckies

Children of all ages shuttled in Wednesday on buses, cars, bikes and even wagons to Liberty Park, eager for what IKEA Renton River Days would have in store. White banners hung throughout the park welcoming Renton residents and visitors for a day of family fun.

  • Jul 25, 2008

Out & About in Renton | July 23

A look at arts and entertainment events in Renton.

  • Jul 22, 2008

Cooling off

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  • Jul 21, 2008

Award-winning woodcarver returns to Renton River Days

Jim Ploegman still has part of his first wood-carving attempt on his woodshop wall. It was a planter held together by glue. It got a D.

  • Jul 21, 2008

Out & About in Renton | July 19

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  • Jul 18, 2008

Out & About in Renton | July 16

A look at what's going on, on the entertainment front, in Renton, starting July 16.

  • Jul 15, 2008

‘An apple, my dear?’


  • Jul 12, 2008

John Springer, Linda Woo are engaged; Renton couple met via business card

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.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Out & About in Renton | July 12

A look at what's happening around Renton, starting July 12.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Renton senior center bus driver makes about-face on retirement

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.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Out & About in Renton | July 9

Arts and entertainment events happening in Renton.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Programmer made ‘big impact’ on seniors

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.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Out & About in Renton | July 5

Arts and entertainment happenings in Renton.

  • Jul 7, 2008

Maple Valley camp puts kids in touch with outdoors, YMCA

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.

  • Jul 7, 2008

Heavy metal is alive at White River venue

The epitaph for heavy metal music has been written many times in its 30-year lifespan.

  • Jul 3, 2008

Out & About in Renton | July 2

A listing of arts and entertainment events happening around Renton.

  • Jun 30, 2008

Renton elem. students’ artwork on display at Carco Theatre

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.

  • Jun 30, 2008