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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.
Alysha Glines

Kent takes healthy message to the streets with passport program

There's a whole new reason for kids to "kruze" around the city this summer thanks to Kent4Health's Kruzin' Kent Passport Program.Armed with a free passport,… Continue reading

Alysha Glines
Dragon boaters take to the waters of Kent's Lake Meridian June 26 for practice. The Dragon Boat racing should be swift and popular at this year's Cornucopia Days celebration.

Cornucopia Days Calendar of Events

Wednesday, July 8Kent Downtown Merchants Sidewalk Sale: The Kent Downtown Merchants expand to the sidewalks with incredible bargains for everyone. All day.Summer Art Exhibit Gala:… Continue reading

  • Jul 11, 2009
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Dragon boaters take to the waters of Kent's Lake Meridian June 26 for practice. The Dragon Boat racing should be swift and popular at this year's Cornucopia Days celebration.
Brian and Tina Whitby take their children Christopher

A Cornucopia Days art gala

Art lovers enjoyed a gala reception July 8, opening the Kent Summer Art Exhibit at the Kent Centennial Center Gallery, 400 W. Gowe St. The… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2009
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Brian and Tina Whitby take their children Christopher
County Councilmember Julia Patterson stops to befriend a youngster June 30 at Kent Youth & Family Services

County Council’s Julia Patterson delivers van, hope

King County Councilmember Julia Patterson on June 30 delivered a van and a bit of hope to Kent Youth & Family Services (KYFS) through an… Continue reading

  • Jul 9, 2009
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County Councilmember Julia Patterson stops to befriend a youngster June 30 at Kent Youth & Family Services
Traci and Spencer Hoveskeland

Add music to your summer with Kent concerts

(Editor's note: Schedule of concerts follows this story)You don’t have to go far to find free entertainment this summer in Kent.The annual city-sponsored Kent Summer… Continue reading

Traci and Spencer Hoveskeland
The Northwest Korean Art Center performed June 27 at the first Kent International Festival. Standing from left are Serahina Kuton

International festival highlights Kent diversity

The Kent International Festival brought several thousand visitors to Town Square Park June 27, for a celebration of Kent's multi-ethnic heritage. Live music and other performances, vendor booths and various other activities made the festival - Kent's first - a success.

  • Jul 8, 2009
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The Northwest Korean Art Center performed June 27 at the first Kent International Festival. Standing from left are Serahina Kuton

Icon Theatre to perform “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

Icon Theatre, a community theater group sponsored in part by the Kent Arts Commission, will present “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” opening… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2009
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Derek and Susan Johnson show off their 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Saturday during Kent's Fourth of July Splash at Lake Meridian

Slide show: July 4 Splash goes smoothly for Kent, but attendance down

Despite a considerable drop in turnout from years past, Kent officials are calling Saturday’s Fourth of July Splash at Lake Meridian Park a good time… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2009
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Derek and Susan Johnson show off their 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle Saturday during Kent's Fourth of July Splash at Lake Meridian
Kent’s Mike Karney takes a moment to speak to the youngsters and their parents during Saturday’s football camp at French Field.

Learning to play the Karney way: Kent native returns to French Field to teach kids football, life lessons

Camden Phelps fidgeted, twisted and turned his body almost 180 degrees. His head, which just a few seconds earlier was facing the visitors’ grandstand at French Field, had swiveled toward the home portion of the stadium. Asked what Karney’s 44 Kids Camp – the day-long football clinic which he was in the middle of – was all about, Phelps found himself searching for answers.

  • Jul 6, 2009
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Kent’s Mike Karney takes a moment to speak to the youngsters and their parents during Saturday’s football camp at French Field.
The disappointment is evident on the faces of Seattle Majestic players Shanna McCarron

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Majestics eliminated from playoffs, 28-14

The Seattle Majestics of the Independent Women's Football League were eliminated from the playoffs on Saturday, falling to the Chicago Force 28-14. The Majestics finished… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2009
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The disappointment is evident on the faces of Seattle Majestic players Shanna McCarron
The Majestics were all excitement during their win over Portland June 12 in Kent. Their undefeated season has landed them a playoff game in Kent June 27. It'll be a first for Kent.

Women’s tackle football: Majestics bringing playoff game to Kent French Field

The Majestics were all excitement during their win over Portland June 6 in Kent. The win was one of several key victories that propelled the… Continue reading

  • Jul 6, 2009
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The Majestics were all excitement during their win over Portland June 12 in Kent. Their undefeated season has landed them a playoff game in Kent June 27. It'll be a first for Kent.

Dancing vegetables come to Kent

Parents can bring their children to be entertained by dancing vegetables, robots and music at the city of Kent’s annual Wednesday Picnic Performances that start… Continue reading

  • Jul 2, 2009
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Kent winery to host comedy night

Need a few laughs? Then check out Comedy Night at 7:30 p.m. June 26 at the Castle Bridge Winery, 7645 S. 180th St., in Kent,… Continue reading

  • Jun 24, 2009
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Cornucopia Days begins July 10

Arts, crafts and food booths will fill the downtown streets July 10-12 at the 38th annual Kent Cornucopia Days.The city’s largest festival features a street… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2009
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Concerts at Kent Station start July 7

Take a break and listen to the Soulful Sounds of Summer free concerts that kick off July 7-8 at the Kent Station shopping mall.Pianist Scott… Continue reading

  • Jun 23, 2009
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