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Ashley Pritchard climbs up the rock wall at the summer camp recently at the Camp Cedar River at the Renton Lions Youth Camp.

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
Ashley Pritchard climbs up the rock wall at the summer camp recently at the Camp Cedar River at the Renton Lions Youth Camp.
Rockstar Mayhem Festival headliner’s Slipknot will kick of the heavy metal festival July 9 at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn.

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
Rockstar Mayhem Festival headliner’s Slipknot will kick of the heavy metal festival July 9 at the White River Amphitheater in Auburn.

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

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
Renton elem. students' artwork on display at Carco Theatre

Out & About in Renton | June 28

A listing of arts and entertainment events in the Renton area.

  • Jun 30, 2008
Baiba Rubino uses reusable containers and takes and recycles all the cardboard

Renton families wrap up recycling challenge June 26

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.

  • Jun 24, 2008
Baiba Rubino uses reusable containers and takes and recycles all the cardboard

Out & About in Renton | June 25

A listing of arts and entertainment events in and around Renton.

  • Jun 24, 2008
Archaeologist Jason Cooper sifts through rock and dirt in early May

Search for Renton ‘Highlands Man,’ Woman may lead to closed grocery store

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.

Archaeologist Jason Cooper sifts through rock and dirt in early May

Out & About in Renton | June 21

A listing of arts and entertainment events happening in and around Renton.

  • Jun 20, 2008
Mark Sparks starred as Michael and Karen Nelson as Agnes in the Renton Civic Theater’s original production of “I Do! I Do!” in 1997

‘I Do! I Do!’

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  • Jun 18, 2008
Mark Sparks starred as Michael and Karen Nelson as Agnes in the Renton Civic Theater’s original production of “I Do! I Do!” in 1997
Shirley Groom and her husband

Puget Sound global sightseeing group to celebrate 50th anniversary

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.

  • Jun 17, 2008
Shirley Groom and her husband

Out & About in Renton | June 18

Arts and entertainment events happening in and around Renton.

  • Jun 17, 2008
Jenny Schrepfer tosses one of her 10-month-old twins

South County club offers help for moms of multiples

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).

  • Jun 13, 2008
Jenny Schrepfer tosses one of her 10-month-old twins
Janet Skaggs

Renton Relay for Life was defining moment in cancer saga

I’m a cancer survivor. It’s been 11 years since doctors discovered my brain tumor; 10 since I finished radiation and chemotherapy; one since I received my last required MRI. But it wasn’t until Saturday night that I finally celebrated defeating cancer.

  • Jun 11, 2008
Janet Skaggs
Rebecca Gallagher

Renton families aim to trim waste in recycling competition

Over the next month, six Renton families will compete to determine the biggest loser — but in the waste rather than the waist department. The family that reduces the biggest percentage of its weekly garbage during the month wins a recycling makeover and other prizes.

  • Jun 9, 2008
Rebecca Gallagher

Out & About In Renton

Arts and entertainment happenings in and around the Renton area.

  • Jun 9, 2008

Out & About in Renton

A listing of arts and entertainment happenings in and around Renton.

  • Jun 9, 2008
Evergreen City Ballet will present “New Northwest Works

‘New Northwest Works’

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  • Jun 7, 2008
Evergreen City Ballet will present “New Northwest Works
Mayor Denis Law

Renton Farmers Market opens seventh season

As usual, the Renton Farmers Market season began with a bang — or rather, a clang. A clang of a cowbell.

  • Jun 6, 2008
Mayor Denis Law

Out and about in Renton

Events happening in the Renton area and nearby.

  • Jun 3, 2008