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About 300 people participated in the 25th annual CROPWALK Sunday on the Cedar River Trail.

CROPWALK raises about $30,000

More than 300 people participated in Sunday’s 25th annual CROPWALK on the Cedar River Trail to raise money for the fight against hunger locally and worldwide.

  • May 5, 2008
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About 300 people participated in the 25th annual CROPWALK Sunday on the Cedar River Trail.
Benson Hill Elementary second-grade students David Velichko and Marisa Infante deliver handmade May Day baskets to neighbors on Thursday. More than 75 Benson Hill students and their teachers delivered the paper baskets and flowers to about 30 homes neighboring the school in celebration of May Day.

Benson Hill students carry on May Day tradition

Students from Benson Hill Elementary’s three second-grade classrooms marked the first day of May Thursday with a traditional touch: by leaving baskets of flowers on neighbors’ porches.

  • May 5, 2008
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Benson Hill Elementary second-grade students David Velichko and Marisa Infante deliver handmade May Day baskets to neighbors on Thursday. More than 75 Benson Hill students and their teachers delivered the paper baskets and flowers to about 30 homes neighboring the school in celebration of May Day.
Scouts show their Pinewood Derby race cars Tuesday evening at Benson Hill Elementary. Pictured are (back row

‘The best Pinewood Derby yet’

Renton Boy Scout Ashton Blaylock entered cars in “probably five” Pinewood Derbys when he was a Cub Scout. So it means something when the sixth-grader at Nelsen Middle School says today’s (Saturday’s) race at Benson Hill Elementary will be the best.

  • May 3, 2008
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Scouts show their Pinewood Derby race cars Tuesday evening at Benson Hill Elementary. Pictured are (back row
Daniel Piker

Boning up on parents’ jobs at Valley Medical

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  • May 3, 2008
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  • May 1, 2008
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Hazen presents classic, ‘You Can’t Take it With You’

• The Hazen Players of Hazen High School will present “You Can’t Take it With You” Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students with ASB, $7 for adults and students without ASB.

  • Apr 30, 2008
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Hip hop is all about wiggle, boogie, pose

Hip Hop I, for ages 5-10 and Hip Hop II, for ages 8-10, will perform with other Renton Community Center dancers May 17 at Hazen High School. For information about the classes or other Community Center classes, call Jennifer Spencer at 425-430-6711, or the front desk at 425-430-6700.

  • Apr 29, 2008
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Emma Cunningham
A group of volunteers gathered for a City of Renton Earth Day event at Heritage Park listens to city staff speak before planting trees

Earth Day at Heritage Park

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  • Apr 29, 2008
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A group of volunteers gathered for a City of Renton Earth Day event at Heritage Park listens to city staff speak before planting trees

Hazen College Fair is Friday

Hazen High School will hold its annual College Fair in the gym 10–11 a.m. Friday.

  • Apr 29, 2008
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Kindergarten registration starts May 5

Renton School District will hold registration for fall entrance to kindergarten May 5 - 15.

  • Apr 29, 2008
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FBLA students need donations for nationals

Three Renton High School students and one Lindbergh High School student have qualified to compete in the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) National Leadership Conference in Atlanta June 23–30.

  • Apr 29, 2008
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Rotary honors May Youth of the Month

The Rotary Club of Renton has recognized three high school students as its May Youth of the Month.

  • Apr 29, 2008
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Seattle Sonics guard-forward Damien Wilkins presented Lindbergh High seniors Celeste Bolden (far left) and Britney Smith (far right) and  Monica Washington of Seattle’s Cleveland High School (second from left) with scholarships after the Damien Wilkins Foundation Poetry Slam

Two Lindbergh seniors win player’s poetry slam

Two Lindbergh High School seniors poetry-slammed their way to college scholarships as part of the Damien Wilkins Foundation Poetry Slam, held at the Seattle Sonics’ last home game April 13.

  • Apr 26, 2008
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Seattle Sonics guard-forward Damien Wilkins presented Lindbergh High seniors Celeste Bolden (far left) and Britney Smith (far right) and  Monica Washington of Seattle’s Cleveland High School (second from left) with scholarships after the Damien Wilkins Foundation Poetry Slam

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  • Apr 24, 2008
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Breakfast to benefit food banks

McLendon Hardware will be hosting a free pancake breakfast and food drive as part of the celebration of its 82nd anniversary.

  • Apr 24, 2008
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  • Apr 22, 2008
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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
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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
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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
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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
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