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(Editor’s note: The Renton Reporter asked City Council member Randy Corman to write about his experience on an exchange to Nishiwaki, Japan, with a delegation from Renton.
Until recently, Felicia Sumareh of Fairwood could only do one thing when she took her five children to a roller rink or amusement park: watch.
Until about 10 months ago, when Jesse Parker wanted a good bottle of wine, he headed out of town, usually to Redmond. Parker’s wine commute shortened when All Things Wine opened in the Highlands in July. The 75-year-old Highlands resident is now just a 20-minute walk from a good bottle of wine.
The distant revving of engines comes first, then roaring and popping as the cars zoom down the paved track on a recent Sunday at Pacific Raceways, buzzing like a drone of angry bees. In the midst of this horde is No. 48, a 1982 bright blue Mazda RX-7 driven by Bambi Jilek of Renton.
Haben Abraham of the Renton Highlands likes singing so much that her father says she used to sing “Happy Birthday” to herself.
“Steel Magnolias” is a chick flick, and the play from which the movie was adapted is a chick play.