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Gerardo Ortiz, Luis Alfonso Partida to perform at Kent’s ShoWare Center

Regional Mexican music concert set for Saturday, Sept. 9

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Emilio Torres. Courtesy photo.
Emilio Torres. Courtesy photo.
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Kent’s Salt Air Vista Park on the West Hill gets a major upgrade | Photos

Neighborhood park gets a new playground, swings and renovated lawn area

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Three Kent art groups receive ArtsFund, Paul Allen foundation grants

Soos Creek Studio, Greater Kent Historical Society and Rainier Youth Choirs get money

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Bulgogi lunch plate special with stir-fried udon noodles and vegetables.

Iron Pot makes a quick and tasty Korean lunch in Kent

Recently, I made my first trip to a downtown Kent food spot for delicious Korean food at Iron Pot, 222 1st Ave. S. The inside… Continue reading

Bulgogi lunch plate special with stir-fried udon noodles and vegetables.
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Southcenter Mall invites student artists to show, sell their work

Contest open to high school and college students; $2,000 grant to be awarded

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Aarav Pillay, a sixth-grader at Kent Laboratory Academy, drew this winner poster for the Washington Poison Center. Courtesy image

Kent student’s Mr. Yuk poster is a winner

Over 70 Washington students in kindergarten through 6th grade submitted posters showing how Mr. Yuk and the Washington Poison Center help keep everyone safe from… Continue reading

Aarav Pillay, a sixth-grader at Kent Laboratory Academy, drew this winner poster for the Washington Poison Center. Courtesy image
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Kent concerts to feature performers singing Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles

Matt Dusk sings Sinatra on March 17; Kenny Brawner portrays Charles March 25

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Downtown Kent Cider & Ale Trail event coming up April 28

Participants can sample tastes from several breweries at local shops

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Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar to perform Nov. 25 in Kent

‘Considered to possess one of the best voices in the Spanish-speaking world’

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Decatur High School senior and “American Idol” contestant Iam Tongi sits at home on March 1. His father Rodney spent a bonus from his job as an electrician to buy Iam’s guitar. Alex Bruell, Sound Publishing

Federal Way student goes viral on ‘American Idol’

Decatur High School senior amasses more than 100 million views of his performance of ‘Monsters’

Decatur High School senior and “American Idol” contestant Iam Tongi sits at home on March 1. His father Rodney spent a bonus from his job as an electrician to buy Iam’s guitar. Alex Bruell, Sound Publishing
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Jurassic World Live Tour coming to Kent June 9-11

Seven shows over three days at ShoWare Center

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Green River Glass Show and Sale in Kent set for Feb. 25

More than 150 tables will offer glass items during 45th annual event at Kent Commons

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The Awakening Music Festival set for April 28 at Kent’s ShoWare Center

Five hours of worship and message celebrating Jesus Christ

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Photos by Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter
Colie Brooks at work learning how to integrate wing flaps into her landing procedure on a simulator at the GRC Aviation Center.

Careers take flight at Green River College’s aviation program

For much of the flight from the Renton Airport over South King County and back early Friday afternoon, Jan. 27, things seemed to be going… Continue reading

Photos by Robert Whale, Auburn Reporter
Colie Brooks at work learning how to integrate wing flaps into her landing procedure on a simulator at the GRC Aviation Center.
Courtesy Image, Kent Downtown Partnership

Nerd Party to return to downtown Kent Feb. 25 on West Meeker Street

Free event to help promote ‘cool nerd’ businesses

Courtesy Image, Kent Downtown Partnership
The future site of a 33-acre park in Kent near 132nd Avenue SE and SE 216th Street. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent

Kent sets public meetings about new East Hill Community Park

Parks staff wants to know what residents want on the 33-acre site in Panther Lake area

The future site of a 33-acre park in Kent near 132nd Avenue SE and SE 216th Street. COURTESY PHOTO, City of Kent
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Ice Cube to headline Legends of the West concert March 4 in Kent

Lineup includes Bone Thugs N Harmony, Xzibit, Tha Dogg Pound featuring Kurupt and The Luniz

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Hilde at her 103rd birthday party. Photo by Alex Bruell.

Lessons from Hilde, who fled Nazi Germany for a better life

Here’s a few things my great-aunt would have liked you to know.

Hilde at her 103rd birthday party. Photo by Alex Bruell.