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Renton's Veterans Memorial Park, April 8-30
The city has hired Quiring Monuments, Inc. to install new polished black granite panels, which will replace all existing etched and blank marble plaques. The work is scheduled to take place between April 8 - 30, 2014, and the capital expenditure has been approved by the City Council. Read more.
Community Garage Sale, April 19, 9am - 1pm
This is the perfect time to buy some treasures. Over 75 booths, free admission. Renton Community Center, 1715 SE Maple Valley Highway.
Arbor Day/Earth Day Celebration, April 26, 9am - 1pm
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Includes lunch. Call to register group 425.430.6600.
Deep Roots: Students Explore Renton Families, February 25 - May 26
The Museum’s fourth collaboration with Renton High School takes center stage in February 2014. Sophomore Honors English students, under the direction of teachers Derek Smith and Brea Lawson, visited the Museum three times in October to learn and prepare for this exhibit. Deep Roots compares Renton High sophomores’ family experiences to those of Renton’s historic families. The exhibit features photographs from the Museum’s collection as well as the students’ own family portraits. Join us as students weave together the stories of today with the stories of the past.
Online Donations Encouraged
The public is encouraged to join with City of Renton employees to collect food and other donations for the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank and the Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle and King County. The need is great. For ease of giving, see the new online donation pages. For more information, please read.
New Phone Number replaces 9-1-1 for Non-Emergency Calls
Renton’s new non-emergency number, 425-235-2121, is for non-emergency situations where police, fire department, or animal control is needed. Read more.
Comcast launches Internet Essentials for $9.99 month
Comcast launches low-cost internet for households with children who receive free or reduced price school lunches. Read more.
RapidRide F Line
The new RapidRide F Line will begin service in June 2014 between Renton and Burien, replacing Route 140. To serve more riders and to make the transit system more efficient, Metro may change other bus routes in Renton at the same time. Read more.
La nueva Línea F RapidRide comenzará a prestar servicio a partir de Junio 2014 entre Renton y Burien, y reemplazará a la línea Ruta 140. Para servir a más pasajeros y hacer que el servicio de transporte público sea más eficiente, Metro podría además cambiar otras rutas de autobuses en Renton. Click here to read more.
Renton Trails and Bikeway Master Plan
Renton Trails and Bicycle Master Plan was adopted in May 2009. The master plan supports a city where residents and visitors can enjoy recreation and exercise contributing to a healthy lifestyle, and where commuting by bicycle using an integrated trails/road network, becomes a realistic transportation alternative. For more information or to download the Trails and Bikeway printable map.
Renton's Email Alert System
The City of Renton is offering a free E-alert Service which enables residents to subscribe to emergency alerts and topics of interest for email notifications of updates. To get started, click here or here for additional information.
Emergency Notification System
The CodeRed™ system provides city officials with the ability to provide pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire city. Residents and businesses located within the city limits are encouraged to sign up for CodeRed™ to be sure they receive timely emergency notifications when alerts are issued. Click here to register. Read more.
Court Online Payments
Renton Municipal Court is now accepting online payments for traffic infractions, fines, fees and other costs. Visa and MasterCard debit or credit cards are accepted. To utilize this service, click here. These payments will take up to two full business days to post to your court account. Please note that online payments for bail cannot be accepted, bail monies must be paid in person. Also note that payments by phone can no longer be accepted. Payments for accounts that have been assigned to collections will not be accepted.
Shop Renton, Buy Ahead of the Curve
In these challenging economic times, the Renton community is eager to help our local businesses survive and thrive and to help consumers save money. Residents and employees can use CurveCards to shop at participating businesses that have a CurveCard decal posted in their window to receive discounts or other offers. CurveCards have been distributed by the Renton Reporter and at City and Chamber events. You may also pick them up in the lobby of Renton City Hall (1055 South Grady Way) or at the Renton Chamber of Commerce (625 South 4th Street). You may also call 425-430-6582 or e-mail email@example.com to have a CurveCard mailed to you. For additional information, check out Shop Renton.