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It’s taken a while, but Crystal Ainardi has finally tracked them down. Or many of them. Late last year the 28-year-old former Renton resident started searching for the 20-some Italian families in a photo taken at a 1935 picnic at McDonald’s Grove — now thought to be Cedar Grove — on Maple Valley Highway.
The City of Renton is hosting a Benson Hill Community Celebration on Saturday, June 21.
The Renton Fire and Emergency Services Department will conduct a special training exercise for firefighters next week, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, that will include a live fire.
The discharge of fireworks is banned in the City of Renton throughout the year, including the Fourth of July, city officials are reminding residents.
Landlords and property owners would play a greater role in combating crime on properties in unincorporated King County, under legislation introduced Thursday by King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn.
As expected, Baiba and Joe Rubino came out near the top during the second and third Renton Neighborhood Challenge weigh-ins, on June 5 and Thursday, June 12. The family of four reduced its trash from the first May 29 weigh-in by more than half, going from a bloated 62.6 pounds to 24.6.
Becky Nickels will become the new president of Soroptimist International of Renton during the year-end installation and awards banquet 6 p.m. Tuesday at Merrill Gardens in Renton.
By EMILY GARLANDRenton ReporterThe black bear treed in a Kennydale backyard in late April was released into the wilds of the east side of the… Continue reading
It took a couple tries, but the $150 million construction bond to support Renton School District has now been officially approved by voters. King County Elections certified the May 20 election results last week. “I couldn’t be more excited,” said Dr. Mary Alice Heuschel, Renton School District superintendent. “It’s just a reflection of the support the Renton community gives to public education. It’s fabulous. It’s the reason I love my job.”
Marcus Ramirez is this year’s recipient of the Renton Lions Club’s annual scholarship. Ramirez is a senior at Lindbergh High School. He will receive $1,000 for college tuition and books upon enrollment.
Renton Technical College Foundation recently announced its Exceptional Faculty and Staff Award recipients. Each winner will receive a plaque and a $500 award. The awards are sponsored by Puget Sound Energy and First Savings Bank Northwest.
The state halted operation of a crane working on a construction project at Valley Medical Center in Renton, citing possible electrical problems, according to a press release from the state Department of Labor and Industries.
Proposed cutbacks to King County’s budget to make up for a nearly $70 million shortfall in 2009 will likely cause a ripple effect throughout the county as court services, sheriff’s deputies and prosecuting attorneys will likely be cut.
A listing of special events happening around Renton.