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Finding the

BEST doesn’t have to be a

MysterY! Look inside for Winners and Finalist! Community - pg. 15

Restaurants - pg. 8 & 9

Community Volunteer Police Officer/ Firefighter Public Official Teacher / School

Asian Cuisine BBQ Breakfast Coffee Shop Family Restaurant Fine Dining Hamburgers Italian Cuisine Lunch Mexican Cuisine Pizza

People - pg. 2 Attorney/Law Firm Bartender / Location Insurance Agent Pet Groomer Realtor Veterinarian Waiter-Waitress / Location

Health/Fitness - pg. 13 Chiropractor Dentist Eye Doctor Healthcare Facility Massage Therapist Physician Skin Care/Cosmetics Spa Services

Services - pg. 4 & 5 Bank/Credit Union Car Dealer / Automotive / Tire Service Catering Hair Salon/Barber Shop Nail Salon Painter/Contractor Senior Living Facility

Shopping - pg. 10 & 11 Antique Shop Small/Large Appliance Store Bookstore Clothing/Shoe Store Consignment/Thrift Store Flower Shop Furniture/Home Decor Gift Store Grocery-Convenient Store /Location Jewelry Store Pet Store Plant Nursery Winery/Wine Shop

Locations - pg. 7 Favorite Park Favorite Family Destination

Gift Card Winners - pg. 16

A supplement published by the

KENT .com

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PEOPLE Attorney/Law Firm WINNER: Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC

Pet Groomer WINNER: Adorable Dogs

WINNER: Dr. McMonigle - McMonigle

Finalists:

Finalists:

Mark Albertson, PLLC Greg Cromwell - Hanis Irvine Prothero, PLLC Greg Haffner - Curran Law Firm Rehberg Law Group P.S.

Pet Country PetCo Soggy Doggy

Veterinary Hospital

Bartender/Location WINNER: Lisa Trout - Gator’s

Realtor WINNER: Marti Reeder - John L. Scott Finalists:

Dave - Shindig Martini Bar Mitch - Airways Brewery Nancy - Nevermind Tavern

Pat Conger - Prudential Northwest Realty Associates Tamara Paul - Prudential Meridian Valley Realty Tray Svendson - Windermere Real Estate Cathy Wahlin - Windermere Real Estate

Insurance Agent WINNER: Duane Weber Insurance

Travel Agent WINNER: Sally Goodgion

Finalists:

Finalists:

Finalists:

Bob Wagner Insurance Agency Rob Cannon - New York Life Doug Jones - State Farm Craig Romney - State Farm

Meridian Valley Travel Joy Thomas Travel Leaders

COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY IT’S AN HONOR TO BE A BEST OF KENT NOMINEE. As a not-for-profit credit union, we are in business to serve communities with fair, responsible and affordable financial services that satisfy your financial needs. We look forward to continuing to build long-lasting relationships in the Kent community. Visit our Kent Neighborhood Financial Center at: 26015 104th Ave SE Kent, WA 98031

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BEST OF KENT 2012

Veterinarian

Finalists: Animal Health Care of Kent Dr. Clark - McMonigle Veterinary Hospital Value Pet Clinic VCA - Kent Animal Hospital

Waiter-Waitress/Location WINNER: Tracy G - Mama Stortini’s Finalists: Alex - Airways Beer & Bistro Michelle - Maggies on Meeker Nancy - Nevermind Tavern


FAMILY RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

HEALTH/FITNESS WINNER: Dr. Gary Blackburn - Rebound Functional Training

and Rehab Finalists:

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Babich Chiropractic Dr. Lauri Webb - Lake Meridian Chiropractic Dr. Roger White - Kent Station Chiropractic & Massage

BEST ASIAN RESTAURANT

Dentist WINNER: Dr. Richard Hayashi, DDS

with orders over $25.

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Limited delivery area

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2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012

Finalists: Dr. David B. Larcher, DDS Dr. Gregory Knutson, DDS Meridian Dental Clinic Dr. Sue Hollinsworth, DDS

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Chiropractor

Fax: 253.850.7575

Thank you for nominating us “Best Hair Salon�

Eye Doctor WINNER: Clearview Vision Center of Kent Finalists: Kosnoski Eye Care, Inc. Dr. Richard Green, OD - Kent Meridian Family Eye Care Dr. Thomas Mitchell, OD - Benson Vision Source

Healthcare Facility WINNER: MultiCare of Kent

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Finalists: FamilyCare of Kent Qliance Primary Care Specialists Valley Medical Center - Kent Primary Care

JOIN US FOR LUNCH OR DINNER! 5 MINUTES SOUTH OF SHOWARE CENTER!

Massage Therapist WINNER: Maureen Tischue - Bethany Massage Center Finalists: Macey Boughter - Lemon Drop Skin Care and Massage Cortney Johnson - Lemon Drop Skin Care and Massage Tina Russeff - Easthill Massage Clinic

Thank You

to all our wonderful customers! We appreciate your business!

Physician WINNER: Dr. Linda Geere, MD Finalists: Dr. Arthur Lew - Valley Medical Center - Kent Primary Care Kathy Kleiver, MSN, ARNP - FamilyCare of Kent Maddy Wiley, MSN, ARNP - FamilyCare of Kent

Skin Care/Cosmetics WINNER: Lemon Drop Skin Care and Massage Finalists: Elle * A Clinical Day Spa Jill Maurice - NW Electrology Pure Escape Spa

Spa Services WINNER: Lemon Drop Skin Care and Massage

Dinner Special

$13.95

ALL ENTREES $13.95 AND UNDER (Good after 3pm only) All your favorites including Carne Asada, Fajitas and Arroz con Pollo! Expires 5/30/12.

Araceli & Roberto Gonzalez, Owners, 37 years in Kent Locally Owned & Operated

Phone: 253.854.5320 Orders-to-Go Fax:

253.854.0739 203 South 4th Avenue, Kent, WA 98030

Finalists: Elle * A Clinical Day Spa Pure Escape Spa Tips & Toes Nail Studio - Leana Waskiewicz

an Best Mexraicnt Restau

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Across from City Hall & 2 blocks south of Justice Center

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK BEST OF KENT 2012

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Car Dealer/Automotive/Tire Service WINNER: East Hill Tire Factory

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Finalists:

Thank you for nominating us

B&G Auto Bowen Scarff Central Avenue Automotive East Hill Auto Service

Best of Kent

Mexican Restaurant

Not valid with any other offer. One coupon per visit per table only.

With purchase of 2 lunch entrees and 2 beverages, get $5.00 off.

Catering WINNER: Down Home Catering

Not valid with any other offer. One coupon per visit per table only.

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Buy a dinner entree and two beverages and get a 2nd entree of equal or lesser value FREE up to $10.00 value.

BBQ Pete’s Golden Steer Steak & Rib House Paolo’s Italian Restaurant

THE JAMES GANG wishes to send out a warm

Thanks to everyone who voted for Catalyst Travel!

THANK YOU

Sally Goodgion

1140 Seattle Street | Kent, WA 98030

253-852-0880 | www.catalysttravel.com

to all of our patients who once again nominated us as the

THANKS for VOTING FOR US! WE LOVE our CUSTOMERS and appreciate you.

BEST DENTIST OFFICE.

NAILS By DESIGN

BEST OF KENT 2012

253.261.8247

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President Catalyst Travel

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Thank you for nominating us

SERVICES

Best Mexican Restaurant

Hair Salon/Barber Shop WINNER: Blanc ‘n Schwartz Salon New Visions Hair Design Salon Ivoni VR Salon

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10218 SE 240th4UrKent, WA

Directly across from Fred Meyer Near the corner of 240th & Benson

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THANK YOU FOR NOMINATING US

Painter/Contractor WINNER: Jeff Heiss Painting

Synthetic Blend Oil Change $ 95

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BEST AUTOMOTIVE in KENT

Finalists: 3D Drywall Certa Pro Cold Fire Paint

Lube, Oil & Filter NO DISPOSAL FEE Includes

FREE

Tire Rotation

WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS!

Senior Living Facility WINNER: Arbor Village Continuing Care Retirement Community Finalists:

FREE

Brake Inspection

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Farrington Court Retirement Community Stafford Suites The Weatherly Inn at Lake Meridian

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Finalists:

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Voted BEST JEWELRY STORE 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011. Honored by your continued support in 2012!

Thank you Kent!

Robert Bonaci 603601

Bonaci Fine Jewelers, Ltd 302 E. Smith Street, Kent (Central & Smith)

253.852.2222

EASTHILL MASSAGE CLINIC

$10 OFF

Cash Clients

612076

Thanks to all my loyal clients who voted for me.

Most insurances accepted Tina Russeff

206-920-4926

10803 SE Kent-Kangley Rd. Kent BEST OF KENT 2012

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Looking for your past?

Come Home to the Weatherly Inn A Huge Thank You to the Kent Community Who Nominated Us.

A secure community for Alzheimer's & related Dementias, including Day Stay & Respite Care with 24-hr nursing. Serving Our Community Since 1999. Family Owned and Operated

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Voted Best Bookstore in Kent 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011! Thank you for your continued support in 2012! Visit our online store at childrensbook shoponline.com

Your child’s education is very important.

Supplemental workbooks and education materials provide additional practice for them to succeed in school. From general grad (school) books to specific subjects.

30% OFF Any One Item!

This offer is not available for Scouts products and is limited to stock on hand. In store purchase only. Offer expires 5/31/12

Kent, Lynnwood, and Puyallup www.childrensbookshoponline.com 610279

The Kent Historical Museum collection is available for users to reference, with Museum assistance when appropriate. Some materials are available for circulation. Most materials are directly relevant and/or specific to the Kent area, but some general historical materials are available. Holdings include: t"SUJGBDUT t)JTUPSJDBMCPPLT t)JTUPSJDBMQVCMJDQFSTPOBMEPDVNFOUT t/FXTQBQFS"SDIJWF t1IPUPHSBQI"SDIJWF t.BQ"SDIJWF t&NFEJB"SDIJWF t3FGFSFODFCPPLT t'SFFJOGPSNBUJPOBMCSPDIVSFT The Museum also houses several specialized collections, such as a local Japanese heritage collection, a collection of music players and musical instruments, and Kent high TDIPPMTBOOVBMTEBUJOHCBDLUP We provide reference services for information requests to over 250 members and the public. We can customize information delivery for both private and professional QBUSPOTCZMPDBUJOH TZOUIFTJ[JOH BOEJOUFSQSFUJOHJOGPSNBUJPOSFTPVSDFT*OIPVTFBOE TPNFPGGTJUFJOGPSNBUJPODBOCFMPDBUFE 1IPUPHSBQIJDBOEBSDIJWBMNBUFSJBMDBOCFSFQSPEVDFEGPSCPUIQFSTPOBMSFTFBSDIBOE DPNNFSDJBMQVSQPTFT1MFBTFTFFPVS*OUFMMFDUVBM1SPQFSUZ3FQSPEVDUJPO1PMJDZ )BWFBSFTFBSDIRVFTUJPO "TLPVSDVSBUPS

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“A Comfortable place to hang out, Play Board Games & Drink Great Beer!�

ANY SERVICES $70 AND OVER. Expires May 27, 2012. Cannot be combined with any other discounts, promotions or certificates.

“This is my Favorite Bar! I’ll be Coming Back For More Awesome Hot Dogs!�

15 MICRO BEERS ON TAP!

See who else is talking about us on YELP & Facebook!

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Thank you for nominating us for Best Spa Services in Kent! Help us celebrate 5 years of nominations in this category! We love pampering you, again and again!

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LOCATIONS Favorite Park WINNER: Morrill Meadows Park

“Best Italian Restaurant� in Kent!

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Thank you to our loyal patients for the nomination of

“Best of Kent Dentist!�

Your loyalty to our office is greatly appreciated! We are committed to providing the best dental care possible in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. We utilize the latest in recognized technologies, including CEREC, Laser, and 3D Digital X-rays.

In order to better serve the needs of our community, Saturday and evening hours are available by appointment.

Allegro Performing Arts Academy Kent Bowl Kent Valley Ice Centre ShoWare Center

To join our family of patients, call us at 253-852-3033 or visit us at www.meridiandentalclinic.com 610304

McMonigle Veterinary Hospital, PLLC

Free Personal Checking... No Strings Attached!

Serving the animal community since 1970

Best Veterinarian 4 Years in a Row! We have 5 veterinarians with a combined experience of 95 years helping animals! 1014 North Central Avenue Kent, WA 98032 â– 253-852-3565

www.mcmoniglevet.com

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BBQ WINNER: BBQ Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Formerly Albertson Law Group

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Breakfast WINNER: Maggieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on Meeker Finalists: Golden Steer Steak & Rib House Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fine Restaurant Wild Wheat Bakery

Coffee Shop WINNER: Kona Kai Finalists:

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Thanks for the votes! We love our customers and to show our appreciation we offer this special coupon.

Fine Dining WINNER: Paoloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant Finalists:

COUPON

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Hamburgers WINNER: The Ram

25% OFF Expires 5/20/12.

Finalists: Family Drive-In Interchange Tavern Red Robin

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Italian Cuisine

Contact Christi (stylist & owner)

WINNER: Paoloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian Restaurant

253.813.3983

25018 104th Ave. SE, Suite A, Kent, WA 98030

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BEST OF KENT 2012

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A modern salon with a family-friendly, fun atmosphere

Finalists: Amante Mama Stortiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s


RESTAURANTS Lunch WINNER: Golden Steer Steak & Rib House Finalists: Airways Brewing & Bistro Little Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sub Shop Maggies on Meeker Nevermind Tavern

THANK YOU!

We love having the opportunity to serve you! DR. THOMAS MITCHELL, 612100

Optometric Physician

Mexican Cuisine WINNER: Mexico Lindo

253.859.1911

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to my friends and clients for your support. Things are looking up! I already have some clients who wish they had acted sooner, because move-in ready homes are selling quickly. And with todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s low interest rates, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great time to either buy OR sell!

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WINNER: Papa Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza

Realtor, Broker, CRS

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SHOPPING Antique Shop WINNER: Mad Hatter Antiques

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Bookstore WINNER: Browserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Books

Warren Secord Automotive

Finalists: Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bookshop & Teaching Supplies Alleluia! Catholic Store New Woman Books

THANK YOU to our valued customers who voted us Best Auto Service!

Clothing/Shoe Store WINNER: Chicos

310 Washington Avenue Kent, WA 98032 253/852-1492

Finalists:

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Ann Taylor Loft Coldwater Creek Lindaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Apparel

We appreciate our customers!

CLEARVUE VISION CENTER

We appreciate our customers!

YOU are the BEST! YOU the BEST! Thanks toare all of you who voted for us

Best Eye Care and Eyewear in Kent

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SHOPPING Consignement/Thrift Store WINNER: St Vincent de Paul

Pet Store WINNER: Pet Country

Finalists:

Finalists:

Children’s Hospital Thrift Store Kent Goodwill St. James Thrift Shop

Mud Bay Petco Reber Ranch

Flower Shop WINNER: Bella Home & Garden

Plant Nursery WINNER: Carpinito Brothers

Finalists:

Finalists:

Blossom Boutique Florist The Box Social Florist Safeway on Washington St.

East Hill Nursery Furney’s Nursery McLendon’s

Furniture/Home Decor WINNER: Bella Home & Garden

Winery/Wine Shop WINNER: The Grape Adventure

Finalists:

Finalists:

City Frame Fig & Feather Pugerude’s

Airways Beer & Bistro CastleBridge Winery Red’s Wine Bar

Gift Shop WINNER: Kelly’s Gift Boutique Finalists:

Bella Home & Garden Fig & Feather A&H Hallmark

Grocery/Convenient Store WINNER: Top Foods

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores

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Thank you for shopping at our St.Vincent de Paul Thrift Store!

Jewelry Store WINNER: Bonaci Fine Jewelers Finalists:

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104th Ave SE

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Animal Healthcare of Kent

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Nominated for:

â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Best Breakfast â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Best Coffee â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Best Lunch â&#x2DC;&#x2026; Best Family Restaurant 202â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1st Ave S., Kent Artisan District  5R55&     253-856-8919 .PO'SJBNQNt4BUBNQNt4VOBNQN

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Mary's Fine Food Restaurant Serving the Community since 1974

THANK YOU! Nominated for:

Best Breakfast Best Lunch Best Family Restaurant

Our Produce is Cut Fresh Daily!

Breakfast (Served All Day) Dinner (Mon-Fri) Lunch Daily

Hours! Mon-Fri 6:30am-8:00pm Saturday 7:00am-3:00pm Sunday 7:00am-1:00pm

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Orders To Go! 23641-104th Avenue SE Mary's Restaurant Kent East Hill

â&#x2DC;&#x2026;NOMINATED â&#x20AC;&#x153; BEST PIZZA IN KENTâ&#x20AC;?â&#x2DC;&#x2026;

Thank You Kent!

We appreciate your business!

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Little Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sub Shop East Coast Style Deli & Catering Co.          We specialize in providing lunch for:

Serving Kent since 198 7!

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136 Washington Ave. N., Kent, WA 98032 Located at the corner of Washington (West Valley/68th) & Meeker Same intersection as Kmart and Safeway. Same parking lot as Baskin Robbins.

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The city of Kent, located 15 miles southeast of Seattle, was home to some of the earliest white settlers in King County, and was the first city in King County to incorporate outside of Seattle. Originally an agricultural community, it has since developed into an industrial center. In 1859, Thomas Alvord and his wife bought property along the river and set up a successful ranch and trading business. John Langston arrived in 1862 and opened up a general store. Farmers again took to the land, raising crops of potatoes, onions, and other vegetables. Animal stock was brought in to pasture on untilled land. By the late 1870s, much of the valley had been cleared, and a new cash crop was cultivated â&#x20AC;&#x201D; hops, a bitter plant in the hemp family used to flavor beer. The hops craze took the valley by storm. Cheap to produce, hops commanded a high price on the market due to a blight in Europe. Hop farms and hop kilns blossomed throughout the valley, making many farmers wealthy men. For 10 years hops were king, until aphids destroyed most of the crop in 1891. Nevertheless, hops were the catalyst that transformed transportation routes in the valley. As soon as the first hop crop was picked in the early 1880s, farmers needed a way to get it to market. River travel was the most reliable transportation to and from Seattle. Flat-bottomed steamboats became popular, many of them mooring at Alvordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing. Soon roads were built, and bridges spanned the river. In 1883, work began on a rail line through the valley that connected up with the Northern Pacific, then owned by Henry Villard. But Villard had business troubles, and resigned before the line was completed. Pro-Tacoma, anti-Seattle interests acquired the Northern Pacific, and the branch line soon became known as the Orphan Road, due to its neglect. After much legal wrangling, the line was brought into service, albeit poorly. King County riders complained, and the Northern Pacific again shut it down. It re-opened when the rail line was threatened with land grant revocation. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t until 1887, when the Northern Pacific moved its terminus from Tacoma to Seattle, that the Orphan Road became a reliable means of transportation in the valley. The railroad also gave Kent its name. Most folks had been calling the small community Titusville, after an early settler. In 1885, a general construction engineer for the Northern Pacific was quoted as saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll call this station Kent, after Kent County, England where they raise nothing but hops.â&#x20AC;? In July 1888, John Alexander and Ida Guiberson filed the first plat. Other community members made additions over the next two years, and in 1890 citizens expressed a wish to incorporate. On May 28, 1890, the town of Kent became the first city in King County outside of Seattle to do so. Kent was riding high, but the ruination of the hop industry in 1891 changed all that. Then, in 1893, a nationwide economic collapse made things even worse. Rich farmers became paupers practically overnight. Even Thomas Alvord was declared insolvent, and his ranch and belongings were sold at a public auction. Nevertheless, the town rode out its woes. During the first part of the twentieth century, Kent grew just as many farming communities did. In the 1920s, Kent became known as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lettuce Capital of the World.â&#x20AC;? Egg and dairy farming also became popular, and businesses like Smith Brothers Dairy and the Ponssen Brothersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Kent Poultry Farm came into being.

Arbor Village would like to thank the readers of the Kent Reporter for their votes in the 2012 Best of Kent Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Poll!

Sweet Success

We are honored to have the support of this community and we continue to be dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our residents.

24121 116th Avenue SE Kent, WA 98030 www.arborvillage.us 253-856-1600

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Finalists: Suzanne Berrios Greg Haffner Bonnie Landers

Police/Firefigher WINNER: Ken Thomas Finalists: John Robbins Jessie Smith Steve Strachan

Public Official WINNER: Mayor Suzette Cooke Finalists: Jim Berrios Senator Joe Fain Dennis Higgins

Teacher/School WINNER: Theresa Turner - Kentlake Finalists: Bob Johnson - Emerald Park Elementary School Shannon Painter - Meridian Elementary School Sara Palmer Mattson Middle School

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Thank you to Kent Station for sponsoring this drawing!

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Anne J. - Kent

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We would like to thank the community for voting for Cold Fire Paint for the Best of Kent businesses.

Lesley G. - Kent Jennifer T. - Kent Chris G. - SeaTac Liz C. - Kent Donald J. - Kent Tami O. - Renton Joyce B. - Kent Karen T. - Kent

We would not have a business without your support. Cold Fire Paint is a family owned business located in Kent, WA, serving King and Pierce Counties. We specialize in quality exterior and interior, residential and light commercial painting.

Carol Briscoe, Owner

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