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Two children check out the Candy Cane Lane drive-thru event that was open Saturday, Dec. 12, at Hogan Park and outside the Kent Valley Ice Centre. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Candy Cane Lane drive-thru event a hit in Kent

Children ask in Santa letters for things to be easier for their families during COVID-19

Two children check out the Candy Cane Lane drive-thru event that was open Saturday, Dec. 12, at Hogan Park and outside the Kent Valley Ice Centre. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
Madison Woolery is one of three Kentridge High School students who earned top honors during the Jackson State University music department’s virtual Solo and Ensemble Contest. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District

Kentridge High students earn music honors at virtual national competition

Three are part of Key to Change string studio program

Madison Woolery is one of three Kentridge High School students who earned top honors during the Jackson State University music department’s virtual Solo and Ensemble Contest. COURTESY PHOTO, Kent School District
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Blind Boys of Alabama livestream concert set for Dec. 23

City of Kent partners with group for holiday event

  • Dec 9, 2020
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Candy Cane Lane drive-thru set for Dec. 12 in Kent

Get free treats, see Santa

  • Dec 9, 2020
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Classic Eats Restaurant owner Tony Hayes distributing gift certificates to Highline School District staff. Hayes is one of many King County residents that have been giving back during this time of need in 2020. Courtesy photo/Tony Hayes.

Local fundraisers take on new meaning during pandemic

With these hardships have come stories of the power of community crowdfunding in our own backyards.

Classic Eats Restaurant owner Tony Hayes distributing gift certificates to Highline School District staff. Hayes is one of many King County residents that have been giving back during this time of need in 2020. Courtesy photo/Tony Hayes.
Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo

Free Park Days in 2021 start in January

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will again offer 12 free days next year, in which day-use visitors won’t need a Discover Pass to… Continue reading

Deception Pass State Park. Deception Pass is a strait separating Whidbey Island from Fidalgo Island. File photo
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Winterfest Town Square lighting will go on in Kent but with no ceremony

Tree, plaza will display lights but activities cancelled

  • Nov 25, 2020
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City to give away free masks

Kent is hosting another mask giveaway event, Saturday, Nov. 21. The event will distribute masks, with a limit of five per family, and hand sanitizer.… Continue reading

Courtesy photo/City of Kent
Margery and Pat Godfrey. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror

Federal Way couple’s love story inspires new Hallmark Channel movie

‘A Godwink Christmas - Second Chance, First Love’ premieres at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22.

Margery and Pat Godfrey. Olivia Sullivan/the Mirror
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Kent Station preparing for visit from Santa

Families can book photo times

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Annual Celtic Yuletide Concert in Kent moves online Dec. 6

Magical Strings to keep tradition going

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The remaking of West Fenwick Park in Kent to include new fields, playground

Crews removed old turf, installed new irrigation system to prepare for new lawn

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Kent Spotlight Series offers Taj Mahal livestream performance

Nov. 17 from Berkeley, California

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Grupo Firme will perform Sept. 18 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO
Grupo Firme will perform Sept. 18 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent. COURTESY PHOTO
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Movies return to AMC Kent Station

Limited seating, masks required

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Lisa Rosenblum is the director of the King County Library System.

Despite COVID-19, King County libraries still put on a show

Guest column from Lisa Rosenblum.

Lisa Rosenblum is the director of the King County Library System.
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Trunk or Treat set for Oct. 31 at Pacific Raceways in Kent

Free drive-thru event; trunk hosts wanted

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Street of Treats Great Pumpkin Hunt set for Oct. 28-31 in Kent

Dress up in costume, find pumpkins at local businesses to win prizes

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Kent Station offers drive-thru Halloween event on Oct. 31

A ‘Haunted Boo-Levard’ at shopping center

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