Seahawks honor Liberty cheerleader, and more community news…

Seahawks honor Liberty cheerleader, and more community news…

Skyway Library wins design award

The King County Library System announced mid-September the Skyway Library had won the 2018 Civic Design Citation Award by the American Institute of Architects’ Washington Council.

The award was formally announced at a ceremony Sept. 12 in Spokane.

The Skyway Library was completed in January 2016 and was designed by Seattle-based architectural firm Weinstein A/U.

Judges were impressed with how the building took advantage of its corner lot, giving the community its first civic building in many years, a media release stated.

Skyway is the third KCLS library in two years to be honored by the AIA Washington Council. In 2017, the Renton Library received the group’s Honor Award.

Seahawks honor Liberty cheerleader

On Sept. 18 the Seahawks announced Makenna Thomas, Liberty sophomore and varsity cheer member, as its week two CenturyLink High School Athlete of the Week.

She will be recognized during Sunday’s home game against the Los Angeles Rams.

According to a media release, she was selected as athlete of the week “based on her leadership through athletics, academics, and community action. She remains dedicated to these principles despite having to face unexpected and life-altering news.”

The release also stated in February, she was diagnosed with cancer of the spine and was forced to stay home for the remainder of the school year. With help from counselors, tutors and teachers, she finished the school year with a 4.0 GPA.

For more information and to nominate an outstanding student athlete, visit

11th annual CAToberfest

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 the 11th annual feline festival and fundraiser, CAToberfest, will be held at Renton Technical College.

This community event is admissions free and proceeds go toward helping South County Cats spay and neuter assistance.

Speakers, vendors, kids activities and other events will be open to the public.

For more information visit,

PACCAR Parts employees help Earth Corps

On Sept. 14, PACCAR Parts partnered with Earth Corps as part of United Way’s National Day of Caring.

More than 80 employees spent the day removing non-native plants and helped implement measures to prevent weed growth in the future at Warren G. Magnuson Park in Seattle.

For the last three years, PACCAR Parts have paired up with Earth Corps on similar projects in participation of National Day of Caring, organized by United Way, a media release stated.

Annual walk to remember coming soon

Newcastle Beach Park in Newcastle will host the Parent Support Annual Walk to Remember from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 14.

The event is to walk in memory of your child or children.

Donations are appreciated — suggested donations are $10 per person or $20 per family.

Refreshments will be provided.

Members interested in participating are asked to meet at Shelter No. 1 at the park.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:15 a.m. A carnation release will follow the walk.

Shirts are also available, to pre-order your shirt online visit,

Chatelaine fall showcase is Oct. 20

The Kentridge Chatelaine dance team, reigning state dance champions in dance and kick, will be hosting two fall showcases Saturday, Oct. 20.

The showcases will be held at the Kentridge Performing Arts Center, 12430 SE 208th St. in Kent.

The matinee show is at 2 p.m. and the evening show begins at 7 p.m.

Premium tickets are $10, general is $8 and students with ASB are $5.

For ticket information, contact

New option at IKEA Bistro

The IKEA Bistro launched a new vegetarian option — a veggie hot dog.

According to a release, “By offering delicious food that has a positive impact on people and the planet, IKEA Food hopes to inspire people to embrace a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.”

Ground broke Sept. 17 at Village Concepts

Village Concepts began construction Sept. 17 at its Fairwood location, home of its newest retirement community.

A 115-unit independent, assisted living and memory care community is projected to open early 2020.

The Fairwood location will overlook Fairwood Golf & Country Club and residents will have access to the club’s amenities and recreational opportunities.

For more information about Village Concepts, visit or call (888) 548-6609.

Denver-based firm purchases Landing apartments

Griffis Residential announced Sept. 26 the purchase of a two property units including 880 apartments — formally known as the Reserve and Sanctuary Apartments at the Landing.

The two property’s have been renamed to Griffis Lake Washington at the Landing, a media release stated.

These Renton properties are the fourth and fifth units purchased by Griffis Residential in the Seattle area.

Wastemobile collection coming to Renton

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 through 14, the Wastemobile — a mobile household hazardous waste collection — will be set up in the McClendon Hardware parking lot, 400 Rainier Ave. S.

Residents are welcome to drop off household hazardous waste items including pesticides, oil-based paints, automotive products, fluorescent bulbs and other items without charge.

This service is pre-paid through garbage and sewer utility fees.

For more information, visit

Event scheduled for Oct. 20 at Hallmark store

This year’s Hallmark Keepsake Studio Artists will visit 20 Hallmark stores around the country.

Orville Wilson and Terri Steiger will visit Paula’s Hallmark in Issaquah from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

The featured event piece — Santa’s Sweet Treat Cart — will be available for a limited time only at the Issaquah location, 1175 NW Gilman Boulevard Town and Country Square.

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