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Missoula Children’s Theatre will present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” 7 p.m. July 18 and 3 p.m. July 19 at the Des Moines Field House

‘An apple, my dear?’

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  • Jul 12, 2008
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Missoula Children’s Theatre will present “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” 7 p.m. July 18 and 3 p.m. July 19 at the Des Moines Field House
John Springer

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
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John Springer

Out & About in Renton | July 12

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

  • Jul 11, 2008
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Bert Feskens shares a moment with Verneice Lemis at his going away party Wednesday at Renton Senior Activity Center. Lemis

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
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Bert Feskens shares a moment with Verneice Lemis at his going away party Wednesday at Renton Senior Activity Center. Lemis

Out & About in Renton | July 9

Arts and entertainment events happening in Renton.

  • Jul 9, 2008
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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
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Out & About in Renton | July 5

Arts and entertainment happenings in Renton.

  • Jul 7, 2008
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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
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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.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Shirley Groom and her husband

Out & About in Renton | June 18

Arts and entertainment events happening in and around Renton.

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