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2013 Renton Residents’ Guide

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Inside the 2013 Residents' Guide Mayor's Message/3 Renton river days/4 farmers market/5 digital renton/8 calendar/12-13 City hall/14 public meetings/15 schools/16 museum/20 SIFF/film frenzy/19 museum/20 Sports/21 Parks/22

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Renton: Always on move

Welcome to Renton, one of the most livable cities in the Puget Sound region. Located on the southern shore of Lake Washington, Renton is a culturally diverse, businessfriendly city providing excellent business opportunities, wonderful dining experiences, a variety of shopping options and so much more. We enjoy beautiful, well-maintained parks and recreation facilities where families can relax and play, a nationally-recognized public school system for our children, world-class health care services, abundant natural beauty and a rich and diverse cultural heritage. What makes Renton particularly attractive is affordability, location and a quality of life enhanced by beautiful parks, safe streets, a growing downtown, and abundant housing options. Urban apartments, downtown condominiums, luxury homes, beautiful multifamily developments along Lake Washington, and quality, affordable single-family subdivisions are among housing options available to all income levels. Looking for something to do? Stroll the Cedar River Trail, visit the Renton Historical Museum, take in breathtaking lake views at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, or golf at the Maplewood Golf Course. Are you a movie buff? Join us May 23-29 for the third annual Renton/SIFF Seattle International Film Festival at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. And, if you like fresh produce, home-made foods and gorgeous flowers, you’ll enjoy our Farmers Market every Tuesday during the summer at the downtown Renton Piazza Park. Denis Law



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City of Renton

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, 425-430-6580 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, 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

Renton is home to a number of well-respected and internationally recognized employers, including The Boeing Company Commercial Airplanes and PACCAR Parts and PACCAR Technology. Renton’s friendly, pro-business climate attracts and keeps scores of businesses, including IKEA and Fry’s Electronics stores, Wizards of the Coast, Sam’s Club, Topics Entertainment, and a number of new car dealerships. Renton has also become the home of numerous new businesses, such as a state-of-the-art Harley Davidson motorcycle dealership, Uwajimaya, Marianna Ristorante, and The Berliner Pub, to name a few. In recent years Renton’s population has increased significantly, growing from a small workingclass town to a wonderfully diverse community of nearly 94,000 people. Renton has an active population that cares

deeply about this community, our schools, our neighborhoods, and the city itself. Public participation is the cornerstone of society, and Renton is fortunate to have active and compassionate citizens who give their time and talents to make our community a better place for everyone. And of course, the Seattle Seahawks headquarters and state-of-the-art training facility is located in Renton. If you’re a football fan, the Seattle Seahawks annual Training Camp experience draws over 20,000 visitors to Renton every August. Following a spectacular football season, the Seahawks are poised to once again take the team to the playoffs and perhaps beyond, placing Renton squarely on the map as the home of a future Super Bowl championship team. To paraphrase Russell Wilson, the new franchise quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, “Go Renton!”

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.


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The big events: Spring/summer

River Days is a summer highlight The 28th Annual IKEA Renton River Days July 26-28 is a multi-day family festival and celebration of Renton. Renton River Days started in 1986, joining residents, businesses, organizations, and Puget Sound region tourists together for special features for kids, arts and crafts, recreation, food, and stage entertainment. Liberty Park is the focal point for the festival. Cedar River Park is also host to many events in and around the Renton Community Center. This is the 15th year that IKEA has been the title sponsor for the city’s summertime festival.

Here’s the schedule: • Thursday, July 25, Senior Day Picnic, Renton Community Center. • Friday-Sunday, July 26-28, Main Festival Weekend, Liberty Park. Event hours in Liberty Park will be July 26, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; July 27, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; July 28, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Featuring an expanded KidZone (in-

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IKEA Renton River Days • Liberty Park; Cedar River Park • Festival weekend, July 26-28 • Web site: rentonriverdays.org • Festival Information Line and Voicemail: 425-430-6528 • Email: smejlaender@rentonwa.gov

flatables and numerous activity stations just for kids), two entertainment stages, Nibble of Renton, Art Market (arts and crafts booths), Renton Annual Art Show (juried fine art show at the Renton Community Center), Community Booths, Quilt Show (inside the Library), Chalk Art Contest (on the tennis courts), plus many more activities. • Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27, Wenatchee Youth Circus Performs at

The Rubber Ducky Derby always draws a big crowd on Sunday. File photo Cedar River Park. • Saturday, July 27, River Days Parade. Parade begins at 10 a.m. on South Third Street in downtown Renton. • Sunday, July 28, Rubber Ducky Derby. Ducks are launched from the Houser Way Bridge at 4:30 p.m. There are plenty of ways to get involved in the festival as a vendor, participant or as a visitor. The festival web site, rentonriverdays.org, has all the information that’s necessary to plan to participate in the festival and to enjoy it.

Key dates There are some key deadlines and key dates, including: • Download the Art Market application, deadline May 10. Information is available

by phone at 425-430-6518 or by email at rentonriverdaysartmarket@gmail.com. • Download the Community Booth application, deadline June 7. The booths are for non-profits, social service and public agencies, neighborhood associations, churches, service clubs, and festival sponsors. For information call 425-430-6692. • Parade applications will be available to dowload in April; deadline is July 8. For more information, contact Tammy Kaiser, parade chair, at 425-306-8450 or email at rrdparade@comcast.net. • Renton Annual Art Show artist prospectus will be available this spring. Visit www.rentonannualartshow.com for information or to download the 2013 Artist Prospectus in Spring 2013. Information is also available by contacting Vicki Faull, committee chair at 425-254-9934 or email at vfaull@bannerbank.com.

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The Village at Judson Park

Farmers Market has sights, sounds, good eats of Renton The Renton Farmers MarThe ket downtown is June 7-Sept. market 24. Visitors and residents alike Farmers Market at the Piazza can enjoy fresh produce from Tuesdays, June 7-Sept. 24 the Farmers Market at the 3-7 p.m. Piazza. Nutritious, wholesome The Piazza is located on South Third foods can be found at both Street, between Logan and Burnett sites. avenues. Parking is available in the City The market will feature Center Garage. some organic food and the Farmers Market at the Piazza will also have live music, tips from Master Gardeners, children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, cultural and theme days.


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Fourth of July lights up with fun at Coulon park, fireworks Renton’s Fabulous Fourth of July returns to Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park for 2013, promising a spectacular display of fireworks and fun. The City of Renton invites the community down to the park for free children’s activities. There will be stage entertainment 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, and beyond.



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Vantage Glen Senior Community 18100 107th PL SE, Renton, WA 98055

Vantage Glen is a manufactured home community for active adults 55 and older. Top Reasons for living at Vantage Glen • Buy Back Program • Prime location—easy access to freeways and across from Fred Meyer shopping center

A living environment with a vibrant enjoyable lifestyle.

• Close proximity to Valley Medical Center and other medical offices • Easy Metro accessibility • Fire Station 44—across the street • Below market lot rent with water, sewer, trash removal and maintenance of common grounds included • Community center available for functions

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Try on CROWN The City of Renton Outdoor Wireless Network (CROWN) is a free, unmanaged, unsecure, wireless “Wi-Fi” Internet access for properly equipped laptops, PDAs, and other devices. The City of Renton owns the largest municipally owned wireless network in the state of Washington, covering approximately 80 percent of its 23.38 square mile incorporated area. Built primarily for public safety use, the city makes surplus wireless bandwidth available to the citizens of Renton at community centers, fire stations, downtown and in line of sight with one of the city’s base station access points. This coverage map, at left, shows the location of and coverage provided by these base stations. The “802.11b or 802.11g” standards are commonly known as “Wi-Fi.” Many laptops come with a wireless interface that maybe b, g, a, or n. Most laptops with built-in wi-fi capabilities should be compatible with the CROWN. Older laptops with a PCMCIA slot or USB port can be retrofitted with a wireless network interface card (NIC) for about $50 or less. For technical details and configuration, or for other assistance needs, consult a local retailer or s technical support resource. Coverage will vary depending upon a user’s location within the city. More information is available online at rentonwa.gov.

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Renton connected | social media www.facebook.com/CityofRenton Community Services www.facebook.com/RentonCommunityServices Emergency Services https://www.facebook.com/RentonEM Fire department www.facebook.com/pages/RentonFire-Emergency-Services-Department/107695562643007 Fourth of July www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4 9996344943.18514.13655639943&type =1&comment_id=2739047&o IKEA Renton River Days www.facebook.com/RentonRiverDays Renton History Museum www.facebook.com/pages/Renton­History-­Museum/41575839944 Renton Municipal Airport www.facebook.com/pages/Renton­Airport/150208068360933 Renton Youtube www.youtube.com/CityofRenton Emergency twitter twitter.com/RentonEM

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Renton School District www.facebook.com/renton.schools Communities in  Schools  of  Renton www.facebook.com/pages/Communities­In-­Schools-­of-­Renton/269625125925 Friends of Renton Schools www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-­of­Renton-­Schools/106256079420308 Renton Technical College www.facebook.com/rentontechnicalcollege


King County Library System www.facebook.com/kingcountylibrarysystem Renton Civic Theatre www.facebook.com/RentonCivicTheatre Renton Farmers Market www.facebook.com/RentonFarmersMarket Renton Pools Community www.facebook.com/pages/Renton-­Pools­Community/166322526729951

The Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank and Social Service Center www.facebook.com/pages/The-­Salvation­Army-­Renton-­Rotary-­Food-­Bank-­and­Social-­Service-­Center/82646 Renton Skate Park www.facebook.com/rentonskatepark Renton Housing Authority www.facebook.com/rentonhousing Piazza Renton www.facebook.com/pages/Piazza­Renton/101465976592688 Sustainable Renton www.facebook.com/SustainableRenton Renton Arts Network www.facebook.com/pages/Renton-­Arts­Network/273600698601 Return to Renton Car Show /www.facebook.com/pages/Return-­to­Renton-­Car-­Show/352297031692

CULTURAL/ENTERAINMENT Evergreen City Ballet www.facebook.com/pages/Evergreen­City-­Ballet/176461740280 IKEA Performing Arts Center www.facebook.com/pages/ Renton-­Ikea-­Performing-­Arts­Center/160533667300205

Renton Civic Theatre www.facebook.com/RentonCivicTheatre Carco Theatre www.facebook.com/pages/Carco­Theatre/156142094403844 Renton FilmFrenzy www.facebook.com/ RentonFilmFrenzy?fref=ts Seattle International Film Festival www.facebook.com/SIFFNews


Renton Chamber of Commerce www.facebook.com/rentonchamber Valley Medical  Center www.facebook.com/valleymed Renton Chamber of Commerce www.facebook.com/ pages/Renton-­Chamber-­of­Commerce/140856305948849 The  Landing www.facebook.com/TheLandinginRenton


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Renton | The essentials 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 northto-south 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

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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 425-2777230 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.

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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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Renton | Fire Department serves 120,000 people The Renton Fire & Emergency Services Department serves more than 120,000 people over approximately 43.3 square miles. Their service area includes Renton as well as King County Fire Districts 25 and 40. Led by Fire Chief Mark Peterson, the department provides emergency medical, fire rescue and hazardous-material response. The department coordinates emergency management for the City of Renton, inspects businesses and buildings for adherence to fire code, investigates the cause of fires and promotes fire prevention and disaster-preparedness. Residents can take part in the Renton Emergency Preparedness Academy, through

the Renton Community Center, which offers classes in how to be safer and better prepared for all kinds of emergencies. Renton Fire & Emergency Services Department locations are: Administration and Emergency Management — 1055 S. Grady Way Fire Station 11 — 211 Mill Ave. S. Fire Station 12 — 1209 Kirkland Ave. N.E. Fire Station 13 and Community Risk Reduction — 18002 108th Ave. S.E. Fire Station 14 and Training — 1900 Lind Ave. S.W. Fire Station 16 — 12923 156th Ave. S.E. Fire Station 17 — 14810 S.E. Petrovitsky Rd.


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Flashlight Egg Hunts March 28, 8-9 p.m., Liberty Park Separate Flashlight Egg Hunts: For ages 7 to 14. 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 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Swap treasures or junk. Renton Memorial Stadium, 405 Logan Ave. N.

APRIL 2013 Seahawks 12k Run at The Landing April 21, 7:30 a.m. to noon The event includes the 12k run, GLOW 5K run/walk, and the half-mile Seahawks Play 60 Kids Run. For more information or to register, go to http://seahawks12krun. com/. Day-of-race registration starts at 7 a.m. Annual Community Garage Sale April 20, 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 425-4306700 for more information. Arbor Day/Earth Day April 27, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet at May Creek Trail, 4260 Lake Washington Blvd. Volunteers will plant 1,000 shrubs and trees. Call 425-4306600 for more information or to register. Spring Shredathon April 27, 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.

MAY Downtown Renton Clean Up May 4, 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

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.

The Seahawks 12k run at The Landing is April 21, also featuring the 5k run/walk and the kids walk within The Landing. File photo 425-430-6589. Spring Recycling Day May 11, 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. Spring Festival and Downtown Poker Run May 11, 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. Rely on Renton Renton Family Resource Fair. Free. Renton Youth Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert May 5, 3 p.m.-4 p.m., Carco Theatre The Renton Youth Symphony will perform at Renton Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway. Call 425-4306700.

Seattle International Film Festival May 23-29, Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center The Seattle International Film Festival returns to Renton for the third 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 18, 9:30 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. Kiwanis Park, 815 Union Ave. N.E. Call 425-430-6600 for more information or to register. Memorial Day May 27, 1 p.m. Veterans are honored at Veterans Memorial Park, 523 S. Third St.

JUNE Fishing Kids June 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The City of Renton hosts the annual

Renton Farmers Market Tuesdays, June 7-Sept. 24, 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 16, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Renton IKEA Perform Arts Center, 400 S. Second St. 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 15, 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 15, 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 face-painting noon-8 p.m., stage entertainment 1 p.m.-9:30 p.m., free [ more calendar page 13 ]

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Renton Farmers Market

IKEA Renton River Days, the city’s premier summer event, is July 26-28. The Renton Farmers Market runs throughout the summer, starting in June. It’s the place for food, fun and beautiful flowers. Renton Reporter file photo

[ calendar from page 12] service 9 a.m.- midnight, and a professional Return to Renton Car Show July 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Check out classic vehicles at the 21th 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. IKEA Renton River Days Senior Day July 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. The Senior Day picnic is at the Renton Community Center. Senior Day Picnic, Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway. Tickets required. For more information call 425-430-6633. IKEA Renton River Days Festival July 26-28 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 27. The Rubber Ducky Derby is 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28. For more information, visit rentonwa.gov.

August National Night Out Aug. 6, 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Free food, games and inflatables for the kids from 4 to 7:30 p.m. For more information call 425-430-7521. Philip Arnold Park, 720 Jones Ave. S. Downtown Art & Antique Walk Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. On downtown streets with paintings, pottery, sculpture, and photography displays from more than 75 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.

september Fall Recycling Day Sept. 7, 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.

October Piazza’s Fall Harvest Festival Oct. 5, 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, visit www.piazzarenton.com. It’s coordinated with the Renton Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. All at the Piazza at Third and Burnett downtown. Renton FilmFrenzy Screening and Awards Gala Oct. 19, Renton Civic Theatre, and Oct. 22, IKEA Performing Arts Center The entries in the 50-hour fillmmaking competition will show at the Renton Civic Theatre, 517 S. Third St., 7 p.m. Oct. 19. The Curvee Awards Gala is 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center at Renton High School.

Boo Carnival Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-noon Halloween fun for kids ages 2 to 8 years old, with a parent or guardian, at the Renton Community Center, 1715 Maple Valley Highway. There’s a fee. For more information, call 425-430-6700.

december Ivar’s Clam Lights opening night Dec. 6, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. The famous Ivar’s Clam lights will light up Gene Coulong Memorial Beach Park for the holiday season through Jan. 1 For more information call 425-430-6700. Ivar’s Clam Lights opening night Dec. 6, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. The famous Ivar’s Clam lights will light up Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park for the holiday season through Jan. 1 For more information call 425-430-6700. Holiday Tree Lighting and activities at the Piazza Dec. 6, 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Santa, food, entertainment and fun in downtown Renton. The tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus begins at 5 p.m.

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City Council

MAYOR DENIS LAW E-mail: dlaw@rentonwa.gov Phone: 425-430-6500 Office: Seventh floor, City Hall Denis Law is in 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.

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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 CodeRED 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


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renton | public meetings Civil Service Commission: 4:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month. Human Resources Training Room on the first 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.

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.

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Renton School District School Board: 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Kohlwes Education Center,

Metropolitan King County Council: 1:30 p.m. each Monday, council chambers, 10th floor, King County Courthouse, 516 Third Ave., Seattle. Information available online at http://www.kingcounty.gov/ council.aspx

Renton Historical Society Board: 5:30 p.m., last Wednesday of the month. Renton History Museum, 235 Main Ave. S.

Library Advisory Board: 5:30 p.m., third Wednesday of each month. Renton City Hall, 1055 S. Grady Way.

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

Municipal Arts Commission: 4:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Seventh floor of City Hall, 1055 S. Grady Way, Renton.

Senior Citizens Advisory Committee: 10 a.m. the first and third Mondays of the month. Renton Senior Activity Center, 211 Burnett Ave. N.

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

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.

Public Hospital District No. 1 Board of Commissioners: 5:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month. Board Room at Valley Medical Center, 400 S. 43rd St., Renton.

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Renton | schools Renton School District THE DISTRICT About 15,000 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. SUPERINTENDENT Interim: Vera Risdon Phone: 425-204-2340 Office: Kohlwes Education Center, 300 S.W. Seventh St. District web site: www.RentonSchools.us SCHOOL BOARD Web site: http://www.RentonSchools.us/ Departments/Board_of_Directors Board members do not maintain offices in the district office. - Todd Franceschina, District 1 - Al Talley, District 2 - Lynn Desmarais, District 3, board president - Denise Eider, District 4 - Pam Teal, District 5, board vice president 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. SCHOOL CLOSURES/WEATHER http://www.schoolreport.org

The following are addresses and telephone numbers for offices and schools within the Renton School District. For more information, visit www.rentonschools.us Kohlwes Education Center 300 S.W. Seventh St. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-2300 Elementary schools, K-5 Benson Hill 18665 116th Ave. S. Renton, WA 98058 425-204-3300 Bryn Mawr 8212 S. 118th St. Seattle, WA 98178 425-204-4150

Honey Dew 800 Union Ave. Renton, WA 98059 425-204-4800 Kennydale 1700 N.E. 28th St. Renton, WA 98056 425-204-4700 Lakeridge 7400 S. 115th St. Seattle, WA 98178 425-204-4100

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

Campbell Hill 6418 S. 124th St. Seattle, WA 98178 425-204-4000 Cascade 16022 116th Ave. S.E. Renton, WA 98058 425-204-3350

Sierra Heights 9901 132nd Ave. S.E. Renton, WA 98059 425-204-4650

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

Talbot Hill 2300 Talbot Road S. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-4900

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

Tiffany Park 1601 Lake Youngs Way S.E. Renton, WA 98058 425-204-4850

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 Renton 400 S. Second St. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-3400 Secondary Learning Center 7800 S. 132nd St. Seattle, WA 98178 425-204-2100 [ more SCHOOLS page 17 ]

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www.rentonreporter.com [ SCHOOLS from page 16] Renton Virtual High School 315 Garden Ave. N. Renton, WA 98055 425-204-4510 More Renton sites Griffin Home, 8-12 6928 116th Ave. S.W. Renton, WA 98056 425-204-2550 Hillcrest Early Childhood Center, Grades P2-K2 1800 Index Ave. N.E. Renton, WA 98056 425-204-2200 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

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


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SKCAC Industries and Employment Services is seeking business and community members to assist us in our mission of empowering people with developmental disabilities through gainful employment opportunities. What can you do? • Hire a reliable employee (training and support provided by SKCAC) • Give SKCAC a packaging/assembly job to quote • Make a tax deductible contribution to support our mission • Sponsor our breakfast in June Need more information? Debbie Meyers, Executive Director debbie@skcac.com 19731 Russell Road South, Kent, WA 98032-1117• 253-395-1240 • www.skcac.org


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Renton | Movies

Coming soon to city: SIFF, FilmFrenzy

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Renton is rapidly becoming a center of filmmaking and film viewing for the Seattle area. Again this year, the city will host a venue for the Seattle International Film Festival in May. For more information go to siff.net. And the popular Renton FilmFrenzy returns in October for the epic 50-hour filmmaking competition and the Curvee gala awards. SIFF returns for a third year, with films being shown May 23-29 at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. A special Renton opening-night gala will be held on May 23. For further information, visit: www.rentonwa.gov. The Sixth Annual Renton FilmFrenzy, filmmaking competition is set for Oct. 4-6. Filmmaking teams will be competing for $1,700 in cash prizes and Curvee Awards, which will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. All completed films will be shown at the Renton FilmFrenzy Screening at the Renton Civic Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 19. For further information, visit www.RentonFilmFrenzy.com. In March SIFF is bringing a filmmaking challenge to Renton. Open to filmmakers of all ages throughout the Puget Sound region, the Renton – SIFF Crash Cinema March 30 is all about having fun in taking a concept to a threeminute movie to a screening at the Renton Civic Theatre - all in one day. The Crash Cinema Wrap Party and Screening will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Renton Civic Theatre. All films will be screened and admission is free for filmmakers and the public. Soft drinks and popcorn will be available for purchase. Beer and wine also will be available for those 21 and over.

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Renton’s museum


Renton Historical Museum

Museum keeps city in touch with past The Renton History Museum offers changing exhibits four times a year, in addition to permanent exhibits exploring Renton’s rich heritage. Opening June 4 is “Creating Space,” an exhibit of the best of the City of Renton’s art collection. The museum also offers spring and fall series of cultural programs for adults and children; check the web site

for dates and times. Tours and classroom programs are also available, and the Museum has a Research Room to answer genealogy questions. Visit for free during IKEA Renton River Days. Renton History Museum 235 Mill Ave. S 425-255-2330 http://www.rentonwa.gov/rentonhistorymuseum/

Large, (over 1100 sq. ft.) homes in excellent condition, established on Landscaped Lots. Turn Key Homes in a Quiet, Clean, Senior Community just 3 miles from Renton‘s City Center, nestled in a quiet “cul-de-sac” giving the feel of country living. Current Amenities: Basic Cable, WIFI, Garbage/Recycle/Yard Waste, Clubhouse for family gatherings or parties, with New Appliances, Library, Large Flat Screen TV, Picnic Areas, Newly Paved Streets, Lighting, and Landscaping, a lovely Duck Pond, Cedar River Hiking/Biking Trails, Golf Course, Restaurants, Valley Hospital, City and Access Buses, PLUS amazing Neighbors and Friends! Luxurious Living without the price. We work with a diverse income population with diverse financing needs. (WITH LITTLE OR NO DOWN if applicable) We’ll also assist you in selecting and transporting your NEW HOME onto our established LOT SPACES. These are well made homes with emphasis on longevity, energy efficiency, beauty, investment retention, and superior quality construction. Call 425-255-8240 and check out the NEW WONDERLAND ESTATES! One person in the home must be 55 yrs. or older, no one under 18. Ask for Donna.

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Renton | sports Renton prep Renton consistently fields strong teams in multiple sports – including placing in state tournaments. 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, golf and girls swim and dive. Winter sports are basketball, wrestling, boys swim and dive, gymnastics and bowling. Spring sports are baseball, softball, tennis, golf, track and field and boys soccer.

Renton recreation The City of Renton offers a variety of sports and recreation programs through-

out the year, many at the Renton Community Center, as well as at Liberty Park and at the Henry Moses Aquatic Center. Information about the programs is available online at http://rentonwa.gov/living/ default.aspx?id=6136


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. They practice at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

Fans and Seahawks players interact regularly at the training camp in the summer at the Seahawks’ headquarters and practice facility, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in north Renton. Each practice session has a limited number of seats that fans register for online. Visit Seahawks.com for practice schedules and more information.




The Seattle Mariners play home baseball games at Safeco Field April through October. The Mariners have a number of flexible ticket options for groups and individuals. Go to SeattleMariners.com for more information.

The Seattle Storm play home basketball games at KeyArena, May through September. The Storm offer a family friendly and affordable atmosphere at games. Go to wnba.com/storm/ for ticket and schedule information.

The Seattle Thunderbirds play in Kent’s ShoWare Center. The hockey team’s season runs from September through March and tickets are reasonably priced. Visit tickets.SeattleThunderbirds.com for more information.

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Renton| inside and out 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.


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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. North Highlands Neighborhood Center, 3000 N.E. 16th St. Located in a 2.6-acre park near McKnight Middle School. The activity building is staffed full time and has a carpeted gymnasium with basketball hoops. The park includes an outdoor basketball half-court, 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. 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 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 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. 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 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, rest-

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rooms, 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. 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. 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. 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 afterschool 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.



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