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  • Apr 22, 2008
Sue Deal

School district honors outstanding employees

Four Renton School District employees received this year’s Outstanding Employee awards at Wednesday’s Renton School Board meeting. This is the 30th year of the School Board awards.

  • Apr 22, 2008
Sue Deal
Susie and her dog Savannah lean across a crowd of Jet City Espresso regulars on Friday. Left to right

This is ‘Renton Cheers’ on caffeine

The abandoned gas station on the corner of South Second Street and Main Avenue South has been slated for redevelopment since the day Jet City Espresso moved in 17 years ago. Owner Debbie Natelson says attempts have been made to tear down the place “eight million times.” Or at least five times, she says.

  • Apr 19, 2008
Susie and her dog Savannah lean across a crowd of Jet City Espresso regulars on Friday. Left to right

Garden calendar

Gardening experts at IKEA: April 19. 10 a.m.-noon, Ed Hume; 2 p.m. Ciscoe Morris. Both will sign books and answer gardening questions. Cost: Free. IKEA, 601 S.W. 41st St., Renton. www.ikea-usa.com/Seattle.

  • Apr 17, 2008

County experts to appear at several ‘green’ events

April is packed with family-oriented activities across King County where everyone can learn how easy it is to practice being “green” year ‘round.

  • Apr 16, 2008
Members of the Renton High School class of 1958 are looking for classmates as they prepare for a fall 50th reunion. Pictured

RHS close-knit Class of ‘58 marks 50th

“It’s a Date 2008, the Class of ‘58 Reunion” is Oct. 25 at the Spirit of Washington Event Center, 233 Burnett Avenue S. in Renton. Check in at 5 p.m., appetizers at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. RSVP to Averil Alexander, 425-255-5023, a.gummere@comcast.net, or Sharon Leonard Clymer, 623-533-2254, slcrenton@aol.com.

  • Apr 16, 2008
Members of the Renton High School class of 1958 are looking for classmates as they prepare for a fall 50th reunion. Pictured

Rotarians honor April’s Youth of the Month

The Rotary Club of Renton has recognized three high school students for April in its Youth of the Month program.

  • Apr 16, 2008
Unveiling of a bronze eagle mounted in the lobby of the new Federal Reserve Seattle Brach in Renton.

A tour of Renton’s new “bank of banks”

You can’t open an account at this new bank branch.

  • Apr 12, 2008
Unveiling of a bronze eagle mounted in the lobby of the new Federal Reserve Seattle Brach in Renton.

Renton employees proclaimed “Everyday Heroes”

The Renton Fire Department along with several Renton firefighters and City of Renton employees were proclaimed “Everyday Heroes” at a celebratory breakfast Thursday. The Renton employees were among 18 heroes heralded at the Twelfth Annual Heroes Breakfast, called “Everyday People, Everyday Heroes.” The breakfast was at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle. The American Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap Counties presented the awards.

  • Apr 12, 2008

GARDENING CALENDAR

Gardening experts at IKEA: April 19. 10 a.m.-noon, Ed Hume; 2 p.m. Ciscoe Morris. Both will sign books and answer gardening questions. Cost: Free. IKEA, 601 S.W. 41st St., Renton. www.ikea-usa.com/Seattle.

  • Apr 10, 2008
Tulips attract with their delightful colors

Tulips: A world of color in a bulb

Slip on your wooden shoes and start tilting at windmills because April is the month for tulips and this week I am honored to be in the land of windmills, wooden shoes and tulips. Acres and acres of tulips. Red tulips, yellow tulips, bi-colored tulips and striped tulips. Holland is hosting an international bulb symposium and journalists from all over the world are meeting to learn the latest dirt about tulips — and iris, daffodils, hyacinths and fields of other bulbs.

  • Apr 10, 2008
Tulips attract with their delightful colors

‘Steel Magnolias’ opens this weekend

The Renton Civic Theater production of “Steel Magnolias” opens Friday and runs through April 27.

  • Apr 9, 2008
Erika Klein of Tacoma

Evergreen City Ballet presents story of true love, ‘Swan Lake’

The Evergreen City Ballet is presenting “Swan Lake” this weekend that should leave audiences saddened or uplifted over the fate of the two lovers at the heart of the ballet.

  • Apr 9, 2008
Erika Klein of Tacoma
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Spencer Orman demonstrates how to remove a dandelion on the yard outside Renton City Hall. A solid waste specialist for the City of Renton

The basics of natural yard care

As project manager of the City of Renton’s Natural Yard Care program, solid waste program specialist Spencer Orman knows a lot about yard maintenance done green. Spring is upon us, which means it’s almost time to start improving the health of your lawn. Orman recommends waiting until May to start on your lawn, to ensure the soil has warmed up.

  • Apr 7, 2008
Spencer Orman demonstrates how to remove a dandelion on the yard outside Renton City Hall. A solid waste specialist for the City of Renton

CALENDAR

Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday. Submit items to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.

  • Apr 7, 2008

Youth, 17, charged in Fry’s shooting

A 17-year-old Seattle youth who prosecutors allege fired at two Fry’s Electronics loss-prevention officers in the store’s parking lot March 11 has been charged as an adult with first-degree robbery.

  • Apr 2, 2008
The Seattle Junior Sonics play the Minnesota Royals in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s Varsity National Championships
The Seattle Junior Sonics play the Minnesota Royals in the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s Varsity National Championships

All-mail voting planned for school bond’s 2nd try

Seventy-eight votes. That’s how many more votes the $150 million construction bond for Renton School District needed to pass. The bond was approved by 59.4 percent of district voters in the March 11 election.

  • Mar 29, 2008