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Healthy Kids Day free event coming up April 20 at Kent YMCA

Activities to include face painting, bounce house and dodgeball

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City of Kent offers space festival for families May 4 at ShoWare Center

Retired astronaut Jose M. Hernandez to speak at event

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Kent-based Theatre Battery seeks performers for ‘Romeo and Juliet'

Auditions set for April 29-30 at Kent Station

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Return of ‘Kent Has Talent' show postponed to fall from May

Organizers hope for more youth and teen entries by fall

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Kent Station to host Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30

Egg hunt for children ages 5 and under; scavenger hunt for kids ages 6 to 12

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Major $2.9 million renovation coming to Kent's Springwood Park

Project includes new playgrounds, multisport court, shelter and more

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City to begin major renovations at Kent Commons Community Center

Work on $1.5 million project to start soon to upgrade recreation facility

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Comic book collection is still a staple of Emerald City Comic Con. Photo by Bailey Jo Josie/.

Fandoms converge at Emerald City Comic Con

Even with big names at this year’s con, locals brought the good vibes to the nerdy weekend.

Comic book collection is still a staple of Emerald City Comic Con. Photo by Bailey Jo Josie/.
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Spring is near as nesting eagles return to Riverbend in Kent

Eagles can be spotted near Riverbend Golf Complex and along the Green River and Interurban Trail

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Kent YMCA to offer free Community Day on Saturday, Feb. 24

Facility will be open noon to 3 p.m. to all for swim, gym and other activities

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Voiceover actor Kat Cressida will visit Auburn at Unlock the Con on Feb. 17-18 for meet and greets, an exclusive dinner with a Q&A panel and a Sunday “Brunch with the Bride.” (Courtesy photo)

Disney voice actor Kat Cressida to host meet and greet in Auburn

Tickets are available for this two-day fandom event at the Outlet Collection’s Unlock the Con on Feb. 17 and 18.

Voiceover actor Kat Cressida will visit Auburn at Unlock the Con on Feb. 17-18 for meet and greets, an exclusive dinner with a Q&A panel and a Sunday “Brunch with the Bride.” (Courtesy photo)
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Performers wanted for return of ‘Kent Has Talent' show

Registration starts Feb. 1; auditions March 23-24; show set for May 23

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Cider & Ale Trail coming to historic downtown Kent March 8

Event to feature cideries, breweries, distilleries from Washington and Oregon

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Photos by Bailey Jo Josie/
Photos by Bailey Jo Josie/
Construction at the Snoqualmie Casino. CAMERON SIRES,

Snoqualmie Casino expansion inches closer to completion

Convention space, ballroom and 210-room hotel to be completed by 2025

Construction at the Snoqualmie Casino. CAMERON SIRES,
The Seattle Dykes on Bikes at the 2023 Making Strides of Seattle breast cancer walk. Courtesy photo.

Lesbian motorcycle club offers community and security

Membership continues to grow for the first Washington state chapter of Dykes on Bikes.

The Seattle Dykes on Bikes at the 2023 Making Strides of Seattle breast cancer walk. Courtesy photo.
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Lots of Toys for Joy gifts donated, distributed by Puget Sound Fire

Gifts included nearly 3,850 toys; 1,050 stuffed animals; and more

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Image courtesy King County Library System

KCLS releases best books list of 2023

Librarians are always reading — here’s their top picks for this year.

Image courtesy King County Library System
Jakob Two Trees in Issaquah (Photo by Cameron Sires/ )

Trolls from Denmark make their mark across Puget Sound

Coastal Salish tribes also embrace the project.

Jakob Two Trees in Issaquah (Photo by Cameron Sires/ )
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New pastor to deliver Christmas message at Kent Lutheran Church

The Rev. Tormod Svensson first new pastor in 24 years at the downtown church

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