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MultiCare Covington Emergency Department The MultiCare Covington Medical Center has added emergency care to the umbrella of primary and urgent care we currently offer our community. The 24,000-square-foot Emergency Department adjoining the Center includes: • 19 treatment rooms, four of which are specialized for children

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Inside the 2012 Residents' Guide Mayor's Message/3 Inside City Hall/4 Schools/5 Police/8 Fire/8 Business/10 Farmers Market/11 Calendar/12 Fourth of July/13 Renton River Days/14 Essentials/16 Sports/18 Parks/20 Publisher/Ellen Morrison Editor/Dean A. Radford Sales/Ellen Morrison, Natalie Bonham and Jamie Faasse Production/Dean A. Radford, Adam McFadden, Kae Lamberton Reporting/Tracey Compton, Dean A. Radford, Adam McFadden Cover design/Kae Lamberton Cover photo: Farmers Market/ Charles Cortes

Renton takes it to the MAX Welcome to Renton, home of the Boeing 737 MAX! We take pride in our vibrant downtown, rich mixture of historical neighborhoods, unique natural beauty, and an exciting variety of arts, culture and entertainment. With more than 90,000 residents, Renton has seen unprecedented progress and development during the last 20 years. The city is guided by its vision to be “the center of opportunity in the Puget Sound area, where families and businesses thrive.” We are known for the high-quality services we provide, and thrive on being innovative, efficient and responsive. Our promise is to continue to build a better tomorrow for our future generations. From Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and the Cedar River Trail, to the award-winning Maplewood Golf Course, our parks and trails offer endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. And our everpopular Henry Moses Aquatic Center pool and water slides are a favorite family destination during the hot days of summer. Our recreation programs provide sports, education, and entertainment opportunities throughout the year for all ages. Renton’s IKEA Performing Arts Center and Carco Theatre offer world-class entertainment throughout the year. Once again this year Renton is proud to host the Seattle International Film Festival in May; and every fall, the Renton Film Frenzy, our annual film-making competition, draws filmmakers from throughout the state to our city. We know how to celebrate and people come from far and wide to enjoy Renton’s Fabulous Fourth of July, IKEA Renton River Days, Holiday Lights, and Denis Law



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Important phone numbers Airport, 425-430-7471 Animal Control, 425-430-7550 Carco Theatre, 425-430-6706 City Attorney, 425-430-6480 City Clerk, 425-430-6510 City Council, 425-430-6501 Code enforcement/graffiti line, 425-430-7373 Community Center , 425-430-6700 Community Services, 425-430-6600 Crime Prevention, Block Watch, 425-430-7521 Municipal Court, 425-430-6550 Economic Development, 425-430-6582 Employment, Human Resources, 425-430-7650 Finance, 425-430-6850 Fire Department, 425-430-7000 Hearing examiner, 425-430-6515 Henry Moses Aquatic Center, 425-430-6780 Human Services, 425-430-6650 KCLS Library, Downtown, 425-226-6043 KCLS Library, Highlands, 425-277-1831 KCLS Library, Fairwood, 425-226-0522 KCLS Library, Skyway, 206-772-5541 Public Works, 425-430-7200 Renton History Museum, 425-255-2330 Maplewood Golf Course Pro Shop, 425-430-6800 Mayor's Office, 425-430-6500 Neighborhood Program, 425-430-6595 Picnic shelter reservations, 425-430-6700 Planning, 425-430-6575 Police Department, 425-430-7500 Recreation, 425-430-6600 Renton Senior Center, 425-430-6633 Utilities maintenance, 425-430-7400 Urban Forestry, 425-430-6600 Waste Management (garbage, recycling and yard waste; billing), 1-800-592-9995 Allied Waste (garbage, recycling and yard waste; billing), 206-682-9735

more. Renton’s home to more and more businesses — from The Boeing Company and other major aersospace companies to PACCAR, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Federal Reserve Bank, to name a few. New shops and restaurants continue to open in downtown Renton and The Landing. But Renton’s most special asset are the people who live here. This extraordinary community brings together a wonderfully diverse group of people of all ages, ethnicities, interests, and income levels, with a spirit of caring equalled by none. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and compassionate group of




Cyber sign-up http://rentonnet.org/cybersignup Cyber Sign-up allows residents to register for city programs and activities online at anytime at http://rentonnet.org/ cybersignup. To register for classes, you will need a PIN, participant barcode and valid Mastercard or VISA. You can begin registering online at midnight on the day of registration.

citizens who give their time and talents to make our community a better place for everyone. To get up-to-date information about our wonderful city, please join our Renton family on Facebook at facebook.com/cityofrenton or visit rentonwa.gov and sign up for Renton e-alerts. You can also tune in to cable TV channel 21 for regular programs, weekly City Council meetings and notices about upcoming events. And I hope you enjoy reading this very special Residents’ Guide that is packed full of valuable information about everything that Renton has to offer.

Mayor Denis Law can be reached at dlaw@rentonwa.gov.

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MAYOR DENIS LAW E-mail: dlaw@rentonwa.gov Phone: 425-430-6500 Office: Seventh floor, City Hall Denis Law is beginning his second term as mayor of Renton. Law is like the chief executive officer of a large corporation, in this case the City of Renton. He works closely with a chief administrative officer who runs the day-to-day operations of the city. The mayor represents the city at local, state and national events. CITY HALL 1055 S. Grady Way Renton, WA 98057 425-430-6400 www.rentonwa.gov CITY WEB SITE The City of Renton's Web site, rentonwa.gov, is an award winner, featuring everything from a city calendar, to City Council agendas and minutes, to in-depth information about city services to information that will help citizens get through their daily lives.

City Council


MEMBERS • Rich Zwicker, council president • Marcie Palmer • Randy Corman • Don Persson • Terri Briere • Greg Taylor • Ed Prince CONTACT E-mail: council@rentonwa.gov. To e-mail an individual council member, use this protocol: dpersson@rentonwa.gov. Web site: http://rentonwa. gov/government/default.aspx?id=1776 Phone: 425-430-6501 Office: Seventh floor, City Hall MEETINGS The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Mondays in its chambers on the seventh floor of City Hall. Council committees meet during the week to discuss specific topics, such as public safety, finances and city utilities.

Renton's public meetings


Civil Service Commission: 4:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. Human Resources Training Room on the seventh floor of City Hall, 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton. Human Services Advisory Committee: 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. City Council Conference Room, seventh floor, City Hall, 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton. Fire District 40 Board of Commissioners: 5 p.m., the second and last Thursday of each month. Headquarters station, 18002 108th Ave. S.E., Renton. Library Advisory Board: 5:30 p.m., third Wednesday of each month. Renton City Hall, 1055 S. Grady Way. Municipal Arts Commission: 4:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Seventh floor of City Hall, 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton. Parks Commission: 4:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Various locations, including City Hall, 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton. 425-430-6600. Planning Commission: 6 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Council chambers at City Hall, 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton. Renton City Council: 7 p.m. the first four Mondays of the month. Seventh floor council chambers at Renton City Hall, 1055 S. Grady Way. Renton Historical Society Board: 5:30 p.m., last Tuesday of the month. Renton History Museum, 235 Main Ave. S.


Disaster preparedness RENTON/KING COUNTY • Renton Emergency Management, 425-430-7000. Online at rentonwa.gov • Renton CodeRED Emergency Notification System (reverse 911): sign up online at www.rentonwa.gov (click on Emergencies tab) • Renton Code RED Emergency Notification System: Sign up by phone at 425-430-7000, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., to request a registration form by mail. Take Winter By Storm www.takewinterbystorm.org Information for getting prepared and staying informed when bad weather strikes. Regional Public Information Network (RPIN) www.rpin.org One-stop resources for news alerts from more than 75 government, transportation, utility, health and emergency response agencies serving citizens in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. American Red Cross www.seattleredcross.org/

In a disaster, the American Red Cross responds with food, shelter and hope. King County Flood Warning System www.kingcounty.gov/environment/waterandland/ flooding/warning-system.aspx King County Flood Warning Center 206-296-4535 or 800-768-7932 King County Flood Warning Information line 206-296-8200 or 800-945-9263 Social Media www.twitter.com/kcalerts Metro Transit disruptions www.kingcounty.gov/metro King County Road Alert www.kingcounty.gov/roadalert King County Road alerts http://gismaps.kingcounty.gov/roadalert/ An e-mail subscription service Hazardous Waste Disposal (home or business) 206-296-4692 www.govlink.org/hazwaste

Renton Housing Authority: 9 a.m. the second Monday of the month. Monthly housing board meetings. Renton Housing Authority office, 2900 N.E. 10th St., Renton. 425-226-1850 Senior Citizens Advisory Committee: 10 a.m. the first and third Mondays of the month. Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N. OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Public Hospital District No. 1 Board of Commissioners: 5:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month and 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of each month. Board Room at Valley Medical Center, 400 S. 43rd St., Renton. Valley Medical Center Board of Trustees: 2:30 p.m., the third Monday of the month. Board Room at Valley Medical Center, 400 S. 43rd St., Renton. Renton School District School Board: 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Kohlwes Education Center, 300 S.W. Seventh St., Renton. Metropolitan King County Council: 1:30 p.m. each Monday, council chambers, 10th floor, King County Courthouse, 516 Third Ave., Seattle. The County Council also holds committee meetings; information available online at http:// www.kingcounty.gov/council.aspx

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The schools


SCHOOLS About 14,000 students attend pre-kindergarten through 12th grade in the Renton School District. The district encompasses 32.5 square miles, stretching beyond Renton city limits to portions of Bellevue, Issaquah, Seattle and Kent.

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SUPERINTENDENT Mary Alice Heuschel Phone: 425-204-2340 Office: Kohlwes Education Center, 300 S.W. Seventh St. District Web Site: www.RentonSchools.us

- Todd Franceschina, District 1, board president - Al Talley, District 2, board vice president - Lynn Desmarais, District 3 - Denise Eider, District 4 - Pam Teal, District 5

SCHOOL BOARD Web site: http://www.RentonSchools.us/Departments/Board_of_ Directors Board members do not maintain offices in the district office.

MEETINGS Renton School District School Board meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Kohlwes Education Center at 300 S.W. Seventh St.

The following are addresses and telephone numbers for offices and schools within the Renton School District. For more information, visit www.rentonschools.us

Cascade 16022 116th Ave. S.E. Renton, WA 98058 425-204-3350

Kohlwes Education Center 300 S.W. Seventh St. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-2300

Hazelwood 7100 116th Ave. S.E. Newcastle, WA 98056 425-204-4550

Elementary schools, K-5 Benson Hill 18665 116th Ave. S. Renton, WA 98058 425-204-3300

Highlands Elementary 2720 N.E. Seventh St. Renton, WA 98056 425-204-4600

Bryn Mawr 8212 S. 118th St. Seattle, WA 98178 425-204-4150 Campbell Hill 6418 S. 124th St. Seattle, WA 98178 425-204-4000

Kennydale 1700 N.E. 28th St. Renton, WA 98056 425-204-4700 Lakeridge 7400 S. 115th St. Seattle, WA 98178 425-204-4100 [ more Schools page 6 ]


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www.rentonreporter.com Grades P2-K2 1800 Index Ave. N.E. Renton, WA 98056 425-204-2200


SCHOOL LIST [ LIST from page 5] Maplewood Heights 13430 144th Ave. S.E. Renton, WA 98059 425-204-4750 Renton Park 16828 128th Ave. S.E. Renton, WA 98058 425-204-2950 Sierra Heights 9901 132nd Ave. S.E. Renton, WA 98059 425-204-4650 Talbot Hill 2300 Talbot Road S. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-4900 Tiffany Park 1601 Lake Youngs Way S.E.

Renton, WA 98058 425-204-4850 Middle schools, 6-8 Dimmitt 12320 80th Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98178 425-204-2800 McKnight 1200 Edmonds Ave. N.E. Renton, WA 98056 425-204-3600 Nelsen 2403 Jones Ave. S. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-3000 High schools, 9-12 Hazen 1101 Hoquiam Ave. N.E. Renton, WA 98059 425-204-4200

Lindbergh 16426 128th Ave. S.E. Renton, WA 98058 425-204-3200

H.O.M.E. Program, Grades K2-12 2607 Jones Ave. S. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-2520 Renton Academy Grades 1-12 6928 116th Ave. S.E. Newcastle, WA 98056 425-204-2550

Renton 400 S. Second St. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-3400 Renton Virtual High School 315 Garden Ave. N. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-4510 Additional Renton education sites Griffin Home, 8-12 6928 116th Ave. S.W. Renton, WA 98056 425-204-2550 Hillcrest Early Childhood Center,

Sartori Education Center Grades 9-12 315 Garden Ave. N. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-4500 Private schools St. Anthony School Grades 1-7 336 Shattuck Ave. S. Renton, WA 98057 425-255-0059 sasr.org

Renton Christian School Grades K-8 15717 152nd Ave. S.E. Renton, WA 98058 425-226-0820 rentonchristian.org New Horizon School Grades 6-12 1111 South Carr Road Renton, WA 98055 425-226-3717 www.edline.net/pages/NewHorizonSchool Rainier Christian Schools: Highlands Elementary 850 Union Ave. N.E. Renton, WA 98059 425-228-9897 www.rainiercsd.com Rainier Christian Schools: Maple Valley Elementary 16700 174th Ave. S.E. Renton, WA 98058 425-226-4640 www.rainiercsd.com


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than 100,000 patients a year in need of emergency care. Valley Medical was the state's first public hospital district. Today, it has received multiple honors from numerous HealthGrades awards for orthopedic and spine surgery, including being ranked No. 1 in Washington state for joint replacement and among the top 2 percent of hospitals nationwide for overall orthopedic

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Downtown Business Group Renton Chamber of Commerce The chamber's mission is to improve business and economic conditions and the general welfare of the community. The chamber offers its members leadership development, networking opportunities, advocacy and resources to promote business prosperity. The chamber partners with the City of Renton, the Renton School District, Renton Technical College and Valley Medical Center and community businesses and leaders to promote a healthy business environment and a vibrant community. It's a prime sponsor of the Small Business Development Center. To receive a Visitors Guide, contact the chamber. Renton Chamber of Commerce 300 Rainier Ave. N. 425-226-4560, www.gorenton.com

The Renton Chamber of Commerce will remodel inside and landscape outside at its new headquarters at the former train depot. Dean A. Radford, Renton Reporter

The chamber is on the move

After more than 50 years headquartered overlooking the Renton Municipal Airport, the Renton Chamber of Commerce is moving downtown. The chamber purchased the former train depot on Burnett Avenue from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. It was once used as the headquarters of the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train.

Part of the Renton Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Committee is designed to market and enhance downtown and to bring people to downtown to shop and enjoy a variety of activities. The group plans and markets downtown events, including the annual Halloween party and trickor-treating. The Santa House is another popular fixture and is planned again at the Piazza on Burnett Avenue South. The group also does the Poker Run. Committee meetings are open to the public. Volunteers for committee projects are welcome. The group meets quarterly at different businesses in downtown Renton. Rich Sweeney is chair of the group. For information contact Kellie Jordan at 425-226-4560 at the Chamber of Commerce.


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Fishing Kids June 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The City of Renton hosts the annual Fishing Kids event at Gene Coulon Park Memorial Beach Park. It's for ages 5-14. Pre-registration and fee required. For more information, call 425-430-6700.

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Flashlight Egg Hunts March 30, 8-9 p.m., Liberty Park Separate Flashlight Egg Hunts: For ages 7 to 10 and ages 11 to 15. Field is darkened, so bring a flashlight. Eggs are filled with candy and prizes. Free. For information, call 425-430-6700.

Stop and Swap Recycling Event June 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Swap treasures or junk. Renton Memorial Stadium, 405 Logan Ave. N.

APRIL 2012 Seahawks 12k Run at The Landing April 1, 7:30 a.m. to noon The event includes the GLOW 5K run/ walk, and the half-mile Seahawks Play 60 Kids Run. For more information, go to http://seahawks12krun.com/. Day-of-race registration starts at 7 a.m. Downtown Renton Clean Up April 21, 9 a.m.-noon Join business owners, community members and others to “spring clean” downtown, from litter clean up to weed pulling and planting. Bring gloves. Refreshments provided. For information, contact Jennifer Davis Hayes at 425-4306589. Annual Community Garage Sale April 21, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Shop or rent a space at the Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway. Spaces are limited, so preregistration is required. Call 425-430-6700 for more information. Rainier Symphony 'Classical Concert Three' April 21, 7:30 p.m. Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center Concert includes Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2 with James Patterson, horn, Elgar Enigma Variations , Barber Symphony No. 1. Single ticket prices are $15/adult, $10/ student and senior (age 62 and older), free/children 12 and under. Tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 206-781-5618 or emailing tickets@RainierSymphony.org. StoryBook Theater presents 'Little Mermaid' April 28-29, Carco Theatre, 1717 S.E. Maple Valley Highway

The Seahawks 12k run at The Landing is April 1, also featuring the 5k run/walk and the kids walk within The Landing. File photo In this original StoryBook Theater version of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic, the audience will decide whether the Little Mermaid should keep her legs or high-tail it back to the sea. Tickets $10 ($9 for groups of 10 or more) for all seats. Box office number: 425-820-1800. Arbor Day/Earth Day April 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N.; all park projects will be within short walking distance. Children must be accompanied by adult/guardian. Call 425-430-6600 for more information or to register.

MAY Spring Shredathon May 5, 9 a.m.-noon Free document shredding is offered at Sam's Club parking lot, 901 S. Grady Way. Bring up to five boxes containing paper documents. Spring Festival and Downtown Poker Run May 5, noon-5 p.m., The Piazza Celebrate spring and the 10th Annual Spring Festival in the Piazza, South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Enjoy

music and entertainment and kid’s activities. Shop arts and crafts vendors and the Piazza Attic rummage sale. Free. For more information, contact 206-919-9746 or email scbressler@comcast.net. Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert May 6, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Carcol Theatre The Renton Youth Symphony will perform at Renton Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway. Call 425-430-6700. Seattle International Film Festival May 17-24, Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center The Seattle International Film Festival returns to Renton for the second year, with the screening of about two dozen films at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. For more information, to online at www. siff.net. Green and Clean Saturday May 19, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The “Green and Clean” Saturday park volunteer project is a great way to dig-in and help maintain this area for everyone to enjoy. Heritage Park, 233 Union Ave. N.E. Call 425-430-6600 for more information or to register.

Renton Farmers Market Tuesdays, June 5-Sept. 25, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. The only Tuesday farmers market in the Puget Sound region, the Renton Farmers Market will offer berries, leafy lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes and a virtual cornucopia of other farm fresh produce. At the Piazza at South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. www. rentonfarmersmarket.com. Contact Valria Lopez at 425-430-7214 or vlopez@rentonwa.gov for more information.

Renton City Band Concert June 10, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway The community band represents Renton. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for senior/student. For more information, call 425-430-6700. Henry Moses Aquatic Center opens June 16, 1719 S.E. Maple Valley Highway Call 425-430-6780 for more information or visit rentonwa.gov. Center closes on Labor Day. Swimming beaches open June 16, noon-8 p.m. Lifeguards on duty at Gene Coulon and Kennydale beach parks on Lake Washington Boulevard North.

JULY Renton Fabulous 4th of July July 4. Coulon Park Free children’s activities and facepainting noon-8 p.m., stage entertainment 1 p.m.-9:30 p.m., free shuttle service [ more CALENDAR page 13 ]


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Return to renton car show The Return to Renton Car Show is July 8, centered around the Piazza in downtown Renton. File photo

[ CALENDAR from page 12] 9 a.m.- midnight, and a professional fireworks display from a barge in Lake Washington at 10 p.m. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. More information, rentonwa. gov

than 100 artists. Throughout downtown Renton on South Third Street from Burnett Avenue to Main Avenue. For more information, call 206-407-8719 or visit www.artsunlimited.org.


Return to Renton Car show July 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Check out classic vehicles at the 20th Annual Return to Renton Benefit Car Show at Piazza Park at South Third Street and Burnett Avenue South. Entertainment, vehicle displays, art show, food and raffle. For more information, call 425.430.7589 or visit www.GoRenton.com.

Fall Recycling Day Sept. 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. An opportunity for residents to recycle large items and hard-to-recycle materials at one place, Renton Technical College north parking lot. For information, call Solid Waste Utility, 425-430-7396.

IKEA Renton River Days Senior Day July 26 The Senior Day picnic is at the Renton Community Center. Senior Day Picnic, Renton Community Center.

Piazza's Fall Harvest Festival Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Booths full of produce, flowers, arts and crafts and food. There will be entertainment and pumpkin decorating contests. For more information, visiit www.piazzarenton.com. It's coordinated with the Renton Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. All at the Piazza at Third and Burnett downtown.

IKEA Renton River Days Festival July 27-29 Events centered at Liberty Park, between Bronson Way North and Houser Way North, and at the Renton Community Center and downtown. The parade on South Third Street is 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28. The Rubber Ducky Derby is 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29. For more information, visit rentonwa.gov. .

AUGUST National Night Out Aug. 7, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Free food, games and inflatables for the kids from 4 to 7:30 p.m. For more information call 425430-7521. Jones Park, 101 Wells Ave. S.. Downtown Art & Antique Walk Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. On downtown streets with paintings, pottery, sculpture, and photography displays from more


Renton FilmFrenzy Screenings and Awards Gala Oct. 22-23 The entries in the 50-hour fillmmaking competition will show at the Renton Civic Theatre on Oct. 23. The Curvee Awards Gala is 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center at Renton High School.

DECEMBER Holiday Tree Lighting and activities at the Piazza Dec. 1, 3p.m.-7 p.m. Santa, food, entertainment and fun for the whole family. For more information call 425-9170173.

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Renton’s Fourth Fabulous Fourth of July of July returns to Gene Coulon Renton Fabulous Memorial Beach Fourth of July Park for the 2012 Coulon Park promising a specFree children’s activities and tacular display face-painting noon-8 p.m., stage of fireworks and entertainment 1 p.m.-9:30 p.m., free fun. shuttle service 9 a.m.- midnight, The City of and a professional fireworks display Renton invites from a barge in Lake Washington at the community down to the park 10 p.m. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach for free children’s Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. More information is available online activities. There at http://rentonwa.gov/living/dewill be stage enfault.aspx?id=5920 tertainment and a professional 25-minute fireworks display from a barge in Lake Washington at 10 p.m. The event draws an average crowd of 20,000 to Gene Coulon and many more viewing the display from boats, canoes, kayaks, West Hill, Mercer Island, Newcastle and Renton’s Kennydale and Highlands. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is located at 1201 Lake Washington Blvd.


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River Days fun for whole family 2012 is the 27th Anniversary of IKEA Renton River Days, Renton’s nearly week-long family festival. The festival is July 27 - 29, with Liberty Park as the focal point. Cedar River Park is host to many events in and around the Renton Community Center. This is the 14th year that IKEA has been the title sponsor.

Highlights • Thursday, July 26, Senior Day Picnic, Renton Community Center. • Friday-Sunday, July 27-29, main festival weekend, Liberty Park. • Event hours in Liberty Park will be 11 a.m.-8 p.m., July 27; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., July 28; 10 a.m.-

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July 28, Wenatchee Youth Circus performs at Cedar River Park • Saturday, July 28, the River Days parade begins at 10 a.m. on South Third Street in downtown. • Sunday, July 29, Rubber Ducky Derby launches at Houser Street Bridge at 4:30 p.m.


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• Parade applications are now available. For more information, call Tammy Kaiser, parade chair, at 425-306-8450 or email her at rrdparade@comcast.net. • Art Market applications are now available. Questions regarding booth fees, booth size, screening and jurying process, special considerations and to receive an application for 2012, may be directed to the Art Market chairperson Mary Clymer at 425-255-6078, or email at happydelusions@yahoo.com.

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ESSENTIALS Getting around

Finding a particular location isn’t hard – if you know how to address the problem. Avenues run north and south. Streets and roads run east and west. Roads labeled “Place,” “Drive” and “Court” are generally offshoots. For avenues, the numbers get higher as you go east from the City of Renton. For streets, the numbers get higher in a north-tosouth direction. And, of course, there’s the problem of different names for the same road. The county has its naming protocols, usually numbers, and the City of Renton has its protocols. The road names change depending on whether the road is in the city or the county. Carr Road/Petrovitsky Road is a good example. It’s the main street that runs past Valley Medical Center. On the Valley floor, it’s South 43rd Street. Going up the hill, it turns into Southeast Carr Road, then Southeast Petrovitsky Road – a name it keeps all

the way to Maple Valley. The county calls it Southeast 176th Street.

Driver license

The Washington state Department of Licensing Driver Licensing Office in Renton is at 1314 Union Ave. N.E., Suite 4. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, and closed on Sunday and Monday. Call 425-277-7230 for information. General information about licenses for drivers and vehicles is available online at www.dol.wa.gov.

Vehicle emissions

The station in Renton to get an emissions test for a vehicle is at 805 S.W. 10th St. The phone number is 425-228-6453. More information on the state-required tests is available online at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/ programs/air/cars/automotive_pages.htm.

Voting information

Information about voting and voter registration is available online at http:// kingcounty.gov/elections.aspx. For general information, call 206-296-VOTE. The King County Elections Division is located at 919 S.W. Grady Way in Renton.. All voter-related services are available there.

Pet licenses Renton requires that all dogs and cats aged four months and older be licensed. The license must be on the animal at all times. Licenses are renewed annually. Fees are $25 for an altered dog or cat and $40 for an unaltered dog or cat. There are discounts for qualifying seniors. Applications are available online at rentonwa.gov or at Renton City Hall, first floor Finance Department, or the Renton Community Center.


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Evergreen City Ballet 2230 Lind Ave. S.W., Renton evergreencityballet.org The Evergreen City Ballet was founded in 1994 in downtown Auburn as a ballet academy providing professional-quality training and as a performing company. In January 2006 ECB relocated to downtown Renton and in 2009 settled down in a space off Lind Avenue Southwest. Evergreen City Ballet Black Box Theatre presents Northwest Works This performance is a collection of new works from area choreographers. Said to feel like an episode of the popular TV show "So You Think You Can Dance." Past programs have included premieres by Pacific Northwest Ballet dancer Kiyon Gaines and James Canfield, artistic director of Nevada Dance Theatre. Performances: 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., June 16 1:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m., June 17 Tickets: $24, adults; $15, seniors(age 62+, ID required); $12, students (ages 2-18 or with valid student ID)

507 S. Third St., Renton 425-226-5529 www.rentoncivictheater.org (ONLINE: the 2012-13 season) "Aunt Dottie's April Fool's Day Sing-Along Cabaret" Said to be raucous, rowdy and interactive, Aunt Dottie and her nephew Aaron will bring their own brand of entertainment to the stage. 7 p.m., April 1 Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 student/senior "Crossing Delancey" by Susan Sandler and directed by Bill Huls A romantic comedy set in present day New York City. This play focuses on the age old traditional roles of women. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, April 13-28 Tickets: $22, adults; $17 students/seniors "The Purse Thief," a one-act production by Don Gordon This production follows the adventures of George, who goes from down and out salesman to purse snatcher. Follow him through

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Renton's preps some of Washington's best Renton features several strong programs and saw many state title winners during the past year. Prep sports run from September through May. Renton High School and Lindbergh High School are 2A teams that compete in the Seamount League. Hazen is a 3A school competing in the Seamount League. Liberty, a 3A school, faces the KingCo 3A/2A league. Fall sports are football, volleyball, cross country, girls soccer,



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See the Seahawks at the VMAC in Renton Fans and Seahawks players alike had a great time interacting as the Seahawks opened their headquarters and practice facility, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, again last August during training camp. Each practice session had a limited number of seats that fans had to register for online. Those lucky enough to get tickets rode buses from The Landing to the VMAC and were free to sit along a grass-covered hill between the practice fields and Seahawks Way or wander around the south end of the fields and stand to get a better view of different drills. Keep checking Seahawks.com throughout the spring for information when registration for training camp will open. The team made sure fans had

STORM The Seattle Storm play home basketball games at KeyArena, may through September. The Storm offer a family friendly and affordable atmosphere at games. Seattle is also the defending WNBA champion. The Storm went a perfect 17-0 at KeyArena on the way to a title last season. Go to www.WNBA.com/ Storm for ticket and schedule information.

SOUNDERS The Seattle Sounders play home soccer games at Qwest Field February through June. The Sounders compete in the MLS and have the most season ticket holders in the league. Go to SoundersFC.com for more information.


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The City of Renton Parks Division maintains and operates public parks, trails and recreational facilities in the city. For more information or to reserve a facility or sign up for a recreation class, contact the Renton Community Center at 425-430-6700 or at 1715 S.E. Maple Valley Highway. Reservations must be made in person. For more information or additional parks, visit www.rentonwa.gov/living and click on Parks and Trails.


Where to escape for fun, relaxing Highlands Neighborhood Center, 800 Edmonds Ave. N.E. This is 11,906 squarefoot center includes spectator seating in a gymnasium, a dividable multi-purpose room, classrooms, and a front entry counter. The 10-acre neighborhood park has excellent facilities for children and adults alike. Outside amenities at the Highlands Neighborhood Center include a baseball field, basketball and tennis courts, multi-use field, picnic areas, play equipment, and parking. North Highlands Neighborhood Center, 3000 N.E. 16th St. Located in a 2.6acre park near McKnight Middle School. The activity building is staffed full time and has a carpeted gymnasium with basketball hoops. Also includes an arts and crafts room, a game room, small kitchen area and a meeting room. The park includes an outdoor basketball halfcourt, a field, picnic areas, play equipment and a tennis court. Rentals are available.

Renton Community Center, 1715 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, 425-430-6700. A full-service recreation facility that includes a 2,200-square-foot fitness room and gym, plus classes including arts and crafts, dance, wellness and preschool through adult programs. Gift certificates are available for all services. Special event rentals, sport rentals, meeting room space and banquet facilities are also available. Black River Riparian Forest and Wetland, north of Oakesdale Avenue Southwest and Southwest Seventh Street. Home to more than 50 species of birds, including one of the largest great blue heron colonies in the region. Burnett Linear Park, 502 Burnett Ave. S., is a 1.21-acre park in the South Renton neighborhood. A ten-foot wide promenade sidewalk, completed in 2007, connects the south half with the north half of the park. The large London planetrees shade recently

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installed features such as the playground, 6 picnic tables and a plaza. Carco Theatre, 1717 S.E. Maple Valley Highway, 425-430-6706, open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A 300-seat facility used for business meetings, performances, receptions, seminars and other activities. Cascade Park, Southeast 162nd Street and 122nd Avenue Southeast. This 10.94acre park contains wooded areas and open fields and provides the neighborhood with playground equipment, a picnic area and walking paths. Cedar River Boathouse, 1060 N. Riverside Drive, 425-430-0111. Built on pilings over Lake Washington, the boathouse provides kayak and canoe rentals and instruction. Cedar River Park, 1717 S.E. Maple Valley Highway and Houser Way. A 23-acre community park. Includes an activity building, ballfields, picnic areas, restrooms and Cedar River Trail access. The Carco Theatre and the city’s community center are also located on site. Cedar River Off-Leash Dog Park, proceed to the end of Mill Avenue South, cross over Houser Way South to South Third Street and take a left onto the unmarked access road to park. Nearly 4 acres of level ground are surrounded by a rustic split rail fence. The park includes a separate area for small and shy dogs, and has quickly become a popular gathering area for dogs and their handlers. Cedar River Trail Park, 1060 N. Nishiwaki Lane. The Cedar River Trail stretches for 4.5 miles within city limits and connects eastward to Maple Valley. This 24-acre park contains picnic areas close to the water’s

edge, play equipment, a non-motorized boat launch and restrooms. Earlington Park, 272 Thomas Ave. S.W. This 1.5-acre park is in the city’s West Hill Earlington neighborhood. An eight-foot wide asphalt pathway surrounds the park and a new informational kiosk was constructed by park volunteers in 2006. The park includes a basketball court, picnic tables and funnelball, and provides views of Renton and Mount Rainier. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Boulevard N. A 57-acre park with nearly 1.5 miles of Lake Washington waterfront. Includes boat launch sites, picnic shelters, play areas, tennis courts, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, swimming areas, an interpretive botanical walk, a fishing pier, a water walk, paved walking trails and restrooms. Glencoe Park, 4440 N.E. 24th St. This .4-acre park is fenced on all sides and has benches, a playground, picnic tables and mutt mitts. Heritage Park, 233 Union Ave. N.E. In June 2007 the City of Renton celebrated the opening of Heritage Park, which was named in honor of the area’s past, present and future. Located southeast of Renton Technical College in the Highlands, the park features play structures, climbing boulders, a picnic shelter, a play field, a half-court basketball court and paved and forested walking paths. Jones Park, 98 Wells Ave. S. This 1.2-acre park is located north of downtown Renton along the Cedar River. The playground has a riverine theme. Toddlers will be surprised at

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Where to have fun inside and out in Renton's facilities [ PARKS from page 20] some of the playground characters they will encounter. A large wooden pergola boasts one of the largest wisteria vines in Renton. Kennydale Beach Park, 3601 Lake Washington Boulevard N. A sandy park on 1.8 acres along Lake Washington. Features a swimming beach with a pier and log boom, lifeguarded from mid-June through midAugust, noon until 8 p.m. Parking is east of the park on Burnett Avenue North. Kennydale Lions Park, 2428 Aberdeen Ave. This six-acre neighborhood park off of I-405’s exit 6 offers ballfields, a basketball court, a field, picnic areas, restrooms and play areas. Kiwanis Park, 815 Union Ave. N.E. This nine-acre park in the Highlands features ballfields, an enclosed play area, ballfields, a basketball court, picnic facilities, restrooms, tennis courts and more. Kiwanis Bicentennial Air Park, 260 Rainier Ave. N. Located off of Rainier Avenue, this park features views of the Renton Municipal Airport and Cascade Mountains. Amenities include park benches. Liberty Park, 1101 Bronson Way North.

The city’s oldest park is on 12 acres close to downtown. The city’s library is next door. Includes a skate park, basketball courts, a tennis practice wall, ballfields, play equipment, picnic tables and restrooms. Skate Park at Liberty Park, Bronson Way North and Houser Way North inside Liberty Park. Includes quarter pipes and skateable artwork, a twinkie, a funbox, mounds, bowls, a half pipe and more. Maplewood Golf Course and Driving Range, 4050 Maple Valley Highway, 425-430-6800. A city-run 18-hole, 190-acre course along the Cedar River. Includes a pro shop, the privately owned River Rock Grill and Ale House and Maplewood Greens banquet facility. Maplewood Park, 3400 S.E. 6th St. Located west of the golf course, this 2.2-acre park at Newport Avenue Southeast includes half of a basketball court, T-ball field, play area, picnic and barbecue facilities and restrooms. Philip Arnold Park, 720 Jones Ave. S. This 10-acre neighborhood park offers lighted ballfields, a basketball court, covered picnic areas, multi-use fields, play areas, tennis courts and restrooms. The Piazza, 233 Burnett Avenue S. The Piazza is a major focal point for downtown residents and provides a space for community-wide special events and activities. Situated on less than an acre of property, the park features a combination of paved surfaces,

landscaping, benches, boulders, raised seat walls and a fountain. Riverview Park, 2901 Maple Valley Highway. This 11-acre park along the Cedar River was acquired in 1979 with Community Development Block Grant funds and has since been incorporated into the city’s Cedar River Greenway system. The park offers a kayak and canoe launching area, picnic areas, salmon displays and wildlife viewing, access to trails and restrooms. Ron Regis Park, 1501 Orcas Ave. S.E. This 12.5-acre sports park, located along the Cedar River just east of the golf course, offers a baseball field, soccer field, lighted basketball court and restrooms. The park is actually 45 acres, but most of the space is preserved in its natural state. Sunset Court Park, 1150 Harrington Ave. N.E. A new modular playground was installed during 2006 in Sunset Court Park. This .5 acre park also contains picnic tables and a half-basketball court. Talbot Hill Reservoir Park, 710 S. 19th St. A large underground water reservoir was overlain with this 2.5 acre park, which hosts tennis courts with a practice tennis bang-board. There is off-street parking in the park. Thomas Teasdale Park, 601 S. 23rd St. This ten acre neighborhood park, named after former park board member Thomas Teasdale, offers a variety of recreational opportunities for children and adults. Although the activity

building is not staffed on a fulltime basis, neighborhood children have the opportunity to participate in after-school activities during the summer. Tiffany Park, 1902 Lake Youngs Way S.E. Tiffany Park covers 7 acres and is located at the intersection of Lake Youngs Way S.E. and Glenwood Ave. S.E. The park offers several recreational opportunities that include an activity building where neighborhood children can participate in after-school activities. Tonkin Park, 399 Williams Ave. S. The .3-acre park is known for its sculpture of a donkey. A brick and concrete bandshell is used for special events. Tonkin Park contains the City’s largest tulip poplar tree, measuring over 15 feet in circumference. Veterans Memorial Park, 523 S. 3rd St. This downtown park commemorates veterans who honorably served their country. The memorial features five dark green granite walls in the shape of a star. Windsor Hill Park, 432 Windsor Way N.E. Native conifers and hardwoods comprise 50 percent of the park’s 4.5 acres, providing a natural backdrop to play areas. A grass ballfield and new playground provide recreation for the neighborhood.who honorably served their country. The memorial features five dark green granite walls in the shape of a star.

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918 S. 3rd St. • Renton, WA 98057


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We Buy & Sell Antiques!

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227 Wells Ave. S., Renton 98057 www.oldrentonbooks.com | 425.430.2665 Open Seven Days A Week!

& Donna’s Boutique

425-572-5844 Furniture, Appliances, Clothing, Sporting Goods, Tools & More!

Sun & Mon 11am - 5pm Tues - Saturday 11am - 7pm

226 Wells Ave. So. • Renton 98057

Hours: Mon., Wed-Fri. 10-6; Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-5; Closed Tues.



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Mon - Fri 9-5:00; Sat 10-5:00

230 Wells Ave. S. Downtown Renton

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SIFF, FilmFrenzy

Renton to-do list

At the movies


Meet for coffee I love to meet friends and colleagues in and around the various coffee shops in Renton; Liberty Café, Café Felice, Vince's, Common Ground, yes, even Starbucks. A perfect day would be a long walk at Gene Coulon Park and a leisurely lunch at Peyrassol; everything on the menu is fabulous! Pam Teal Renton School Board

Walk the trails Trying to select just one item as my favorite thing to do in Renton is a difficult task. As an employee, I love to walk the Cedar River Trail before work during the spring and summer months. With some of my co-workers, we start at 6 a.m. and do a brisk three-mile walk. The Cedar River Trail provides such great scenery and it is not unusual to see a heron sitting along the water's edge or a bald eagle perched high

in a tree. When my grandkids visit, we love to go to Coulon where the playground is always a hit and I can't go wrong with buying lunch at Ivars or Kidd Valley. I always earn extra Grandma points. Terry Higashiyama Renton Community Services administrator

Restaurant for breakfast, come open up the store (King and Bunnys), serve the best customers anywhere and then take my wife out to one of Renton fine restaurants. It’s a great life. King Parker, owner, King and Bunnys


Downtown library

Participating in community! This would include areas such as Renton Little League, schools, community meals, civic events, service club events and gathering for Renton celebrations (Renton River Days, Christmas tree lightings) Capt. Chris Aird The Salvation Army

I love Renton’s many parks, but my single favorite thing in Renton is the downtown Library. I’ve been going to the library since I was a baby, and still go often. There’s always things to do and books to read! And it’s always fun to pause and enjoy the river. Thanks again! I love reading the Reporter every week. Steve Sholdra, swimmer, Fordham University, Class of 2016

Meet for breakfast My most favorite thing is to go to meet with my friends at the Plum Delicious

Renton's reputation as a place for movie makers and moviegoers will continue to grow this year. Renton and the IKEA Performing Arts Center will host the return engagement of the Seattle International Film Festival May 17-24. Watch the Renton Reporter in print and online for the festival schedule and other activities later this spring. And, this fall, is the return of Renton FilmFrenzy. Renton's 50-hour filmmaking competition is in early October. Entries will screen 7 p.m., Oct. 22, at the Renton Civic Theatre. The Renton FilmFrenzy Curvees Award Gala will be at 7 p.m., Oct. 23, at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St. Again watch the Renton Reporter for the latest details as the competition approaches.

Come visit one of our convenient locations

ANIMAL HEALTH CARE OF RENTON & KENT FREE exam for new patients* Vaccines $12.95 Each* Renton Up to 15% off all flea & parasite preventatives* Of

(while supplies last)

Also ask about our credit & financing options (6 months same as cash)

*Some restrictions apply. Call for details.

Animal HealthCare of Renton

Renton Hours:

Mon, Wed, Fri 8am - 8pm Tues & Thurs 8am - 6pm Sat 10am - 4pm NOW OPEN Sun 10am - 4pm


Kent Hours:

Mon & Fri 10am - 7pm Sat 10am - 4pm Sun 10am - 4pm

Also see us at:

Animal HealthCare of Kent

504 Renton Ctr. Wy. SW #3; Renton, WA 98057

22815 68th Ave S., Kent, WA 98032




(Corner of 228th & West Valley Hwy.)




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