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Find out what Kent resident Joyce Becker is up to
Find out what Kent resident Joyce Becker is up to
Auburn student Colton Johnson engages in a handshake of sorts Tuesday with Tamba

Two cultures, one great adventure: Japanese and local students share their summer

The tears were flowing Tuesday at Sound Transit Station in Auburn.Two sets of students – neither of whom had set eyes on the other until… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2009
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Auburn student Colton Johnson engages in a handshake of sorts Tuesday with Tamba

Pirate plans park invasion

Children who love pirates will want to go see The Misadventures of Cap'n Arrr at noon Thursday at West Fenwick Park, 3824 Reith Road.Known as… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2009
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Folk duo to sing at Lake Meridian

Catch the popular folk duo of Reilly and Maloney 7 p.m. Thursday at Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St.Ginny Reilly and David Maloney first… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2009
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Band to entertain kids

Recess Monkey, which bills itself as Seattle's greatest children's music band, plays noon Wednesday as part of the city-sponsored free Picnic Performances at Town Square… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2009
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Circus tickets on sale now

Tickets went on sale July 26 for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus. The event runs Sept. 3-7 at the ShoWare Center in… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2009
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KentReporter.com Staff Writer Brian Beckley preps an egg before attempting to cook it in Editor Laura Pierce's car.

Kent: Hot enough to fry an egg in your car?

Kent Reporter staff writer Brian Beckley attempts to cook an egg Thursday in his editor's car. Did it cook? Watch to see why he will never get the keys to her car again.

  • Jul 31, 2009
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KentReporter.com Staff Writer Brian Beckley preps an egg before attempting to cook it in Editor Laura Pierce's car.
Comedian Sean Anderson of Federal Way was the winner Friday at Laugh the Knights Away at the Castle Bridge Winery

And the winner is…

Comedian Sean Anderson of Federal Way was the winner July 24 at Laugh the Knights Away at the Castle Bridge Winery, sponsored in part by… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2009
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Comedian Sean Anderson of Federal Way was the winner Friday at Laugh the Knights Away at the Castle Bridge Winery
Japanese exchange student Takara Yamamoto is all smiles Wednesday as he tries on a decorative samurai helmet in Auburn City Hall. Yamamoto and six other students are visiting the Kent-Auburn area through a sister cities group that operates in conjunction with both cities and the Japanese city of Tamba.

A visit from Japan

A group of exchange students from Tamba City, Japan, have been getting their first taste of American culture this week.Working through the Kent-Auburn-Tamba Sister Cities… Continue reading

Japanese exchange student Takara Yamamoto is all smiles Wednesday as he tries on a decorative samurai helmet in Auburn City Hall. Yamamoto and six other students are visiting the Kent-Auburn area through a sister cities group that operates in conjunction with both cities and the Japanese city of Tamba.
The Kent Little League 9 and 10-year old All-Star team put on quite a show on Saturday at Valley Ridge Park in SeaTac

Slide show: Congratulations Kent Little Leaguers!

The Kent Little League 9 and 10-year old All-Star team put on quite a show on Saturday at Valley Ridge Park in SeaTac, knocking off… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2009
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The Kent Little League 9 and 10-year old All-Star team put on quite a show on Saturday at Valley Ridge Park in SeaTac
Hockey is something that has brought 56-year-old Larry Leet

Larry Leet, 56, a fixture at Seattle Thunderbirds camp

Larry Leet spent more than half of his lifetime smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. Today, nearly four years since giving up his smoking addiction, the 56-year-old Leet gets his fix on the ice. Instead of smokes, Leet can’t get enough of hockey, a sport he admittedly knew nothing – nor cared anything about – four years ago.

  • Jul 24, 2009
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Hockey is something that has brought 56-year-old Larry Leet
Find out what Kent resident Joyce Becker is up to

It’s all true: Confessions of a Quiltaholic

By Joyce BeckerWell, here goes. You might be wondering, “Who the heck is Joyce Becker and why the heck should I read her column.” So,… Continue reading

  • Jul 23, 2009
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Find out what Kent resident Joyce Becker is up to
Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton

Slide show: Riding the rails into Puget Sound history

Sound Transit's 13.9-mile Central Link rail connecting Tukwila International Boulevard Station to Westlake Station in Seattle officially opened Saturday. Tickets for the first official run were hard to come by, so if you missed your chance at this historical run, you can see for yourself how the morning ride and opening ceremony went.

Tukwila Mayor Jim Haggerton
Castle Bridge Winery owners Linda and Bob Schlosser will be hosting a comedy competition beginning this Friday at the winery.

Kent winery lines up comedy, vino, for Friday nights

One Kent business is giving South End residents a new reason to laugh this summer, with a comedy competition looking to find the funniest comedian… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2009
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Castle Bridge Winery owners Linda and Bob Schlosser will be hosting a comedy competition beginning this Friday at the winery.

Hey kids! Hang out with J.P. Patches in Kent

Pacific Northwest icon J.P. Patches will attend a family fun and safety awareness event in Kent from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 26 at… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2009
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Seattle Mist Quarterback Alicia McLauchlin hands the ball off during a last practice before the scrimmage Wednesday at Kent's ShoWare Center. The scrimmage was the final test for many players trying to make the 2009/2010 Seattle Mist roster.

Slideshow: Lingerie Football team has training camp in Kent

The Seattle Mist, a team of the Lingerie Football League, had a training camp at Kent's ShoWare Center this week, which culminated in a media… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2009
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Seattle Mist Quarterback Alicia McLauchlin hands the ball off during a last practice before the scrimmage Wednesday at Kent's ShoWare Center. The scrimmage was the final test for many players trying to make the 2009/2010 Seattle Mist roster.
Stamp collector Bill Messecar

Make tracks for the stamp club summer show in Kent this weekend

Bill Messecar stuck with stamp collecting for more than 50 years for one primary reason.“I like history,” said Messecar, 69, of Covington. “Stamps are a… Continue reading

Stamp collector Bill Messecar
Tye Groshong and sisters Trae and Shanna

Cornucopia Days: Kent’s biggest festival goes off without a hitch

Even the weather seemed to cooperate this past weekend during the 38th annual Kent Cornucopia Days, blanketing the region with sunshine and warm temperatures through most of the festival and waiting all day Sunday before dousing the area with a little of the wet stuff. “The rain held off until closing time,” volunteer event director Bill Westcott said Monday. “Almost to the minute.”

Tye Groshong and sisters Trae and Shanna
Bearfoot

Bluegrass Thursday at Lake Meridian

Bearfoot, a bluegrass band from Alaska, plays from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St. The free concert is part of… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2009
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Bearfoot
Clarissa Huson holds a kitten up for adoption from the King County Animal Control Center at the Cornucopia Street Fair.

Slide show: Cornucopia Days was a blast in Kent

Kent's Cornucopia Days is one of the city's biggest festivals of the year. Approximately 250,000 people visited the city over the weekend, to enjoy the… Continue reading

  • Jul 13, 2009
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Clarissa Huson holds a kitten up for adoption from the King County Animal Control Center at the Cornucopia Street Fair.