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About the Chamber The City of Kent enjoys a vibrant sense of community. It is a place where local government, private citizens and businesses are partners working together to provide innovative solutions for the challenges facing the city as it grows. If you Andrea Keikkala are not a member of the Kent Chamber of Commerce you are missing he opportunity to partner with some of the most influential businesses in the community! Make that call and become part of an organization that takes every opportunity to share resources, information and network all types of businesses. In todayâ€™s business environment, it is imperative that the Chamber represents and protects your business by working hard to support every aspect of doing business in the Kent Valley. Join together with our Chamberâ€™s founding fathers and celebrate the freedom and honor of living and doing business in Kent since our beginnings in the year of 1948. Like many of the cities across the United States, our community has weathered challenging economic times, and yet we remain steadfast in our determination to move positively toward a better future. The Kent Chamber is the voice and ears of the
community, responsive to its ever changing needs and concerns. We currently have 450 member companies representing nearly 26,000 employees. The Kent Chamber is committed to sharing the physical, cultural and intellectual strengths of our citizens and businesses and transforming those unique qualities into sustainable and positive developments that will benefit our citizens as we FIND IT IN KENT. The Kent Chamber of Commerce is the largest advocate for businesses in the community. We have been a leader in the community supporting businesses by being a conduit for information to Kent businesses and residents. We support economic efforts designed to strengthen and expand the Kent community with programs of a civic, social and cultural nature that are designed to increase the functional value of the community. At the Kent Chamber of Commerce, we bring the business community together in dynamic, profitable ways. Whether members are networking with one another, learning marketing tips, immersing themselves in issues that impact business, or tapping into an array of educational services, we give local business owners the tools to help them thrive. We encourage you to get involved today. Committees are a key component of the Kent Chamber of Commerce. They are comprised of Chamber members and are formed to address specific issues or interest areas. They are also one of the best ways for our membership to become actively involved in policy development around various issues. It is this
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Community Parks Despite the lean economic times we have all been in these past few years, Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Servicesâ€™ focus prevails: providing our community with safe and inviting parks, playgrounds and trails, as well as quality recreation opportunities, cultural activities, resource referrals and senior services. There are 22 community parks throughout Kent, offering activities like boating, swimming, hiking, playgrounds, picnicking, fishing and playfields. Examples of community parks include: Lake Meridian, Morrill Meadows, Town Square Plaza, West Fenwick, and the parks along the Green River Trail. Neighborhood parks are located in areas that are easy to get to by walking or riding a bike. There are 27 neighborhood parks in Kent. For east hill residents, they include: Canterbury, Chestnut Ridge, Eastridge, Green Tree, Meridian Glen, North Meridian, Park Orchard and Turnkey. In the valley area near downtown are four Kiwanis Tot Lots. West hill residents can enjoy Linda Heights Park, Glenn Nelson Park and Salt Air Vista Park. Kent Parks has many recreational destinations that attract visitors traveling by foot, bicycle or skateboard. These include our three skate parks, one in each geographic area: Kent Lions Skate Park, West Hill Skate Park and Arbor Heights 360. Enormously popular are the athletic complexes: Uplands Playfield, Wilson Playfields, Russell Road Park and Service Club Ballfields. Parks staff organize a number of annual community volunteer events to improve and maintain city parks and trails. In fall 2009, the City Council approved an ambitious 20-year plan called the Green Kent Partnership. Its goal is to restore and actively manage 1,344 acres of Kentâ€™s forested parks and natural areas using staff, contracted crews and â€“ a
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WASTE DISPOSAL If you do not currently receive garbage and/or recycling service, please contact Allied Waste at 253-872-7220 to establish service. LICENSES & PERMITS Kent Licensing Agency Inc: 331 Washington Ave S. 253-852-3110 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Valley Vehicle Licensing: 27331 172nd Ave SE, Ste 116 253-630-7090 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Department of Licensing Office: 25410 74th Ave S. 253-872-6019 Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to noon Vehicle Emissions Testing 3002 A St SE Auburn, 98002 253-939-1225 805 SW 10th St. Renton, 98055 425-228-6453 Pet License Many locations throughout Kent, including: King County Animal Shelter UI"WF4t Marriage License King County Regional Justice Center 'PVSUI"WF/t
POST OFFICES Downtown: 216 W Gowe St. Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. East Hill: 10612 SE 240th St. Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Midway: 23418 Pacific Highway S. Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. TRANSPORTATION Public Transit King County Metro: http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov or call 206-553-3000 Sound Transit buses & Sounder Commuter Rail: www.soundtransit.org Local Shuttle Services Circulating Shuttle: Free shuttle serving Downtown Kent & Kent East Hill Monday to Saturday. More info: http://metro.kingcounty.gov or 206553-3000 Commuter Shuttle: Links Sounder rail with Kent Valley businesses. 918 is the route number for the Commuter Shuttle. http://metro.kingcounty.gov or 206-553-3000 FIRE STATIONS Fire Station 71: 504 West Crow Street Fire Station 72: 25620 140th Avenue SE Fire Station 73: 26512 Military Road South Fire Station 74: 24611 116th Avenue SE Fire Station 75: 15635 SE 272nd Street Fire Station 76: 20676 72nd Avenue South Fire Station 77: 20717 132nd Avenue SE Fire Station 78: 17820 SE 256th
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Parks and Program Sites Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256 St Kent Parks Community Center, 11000 SE 264 St Kent Meridian Pool, 25316 101 St SE Kent Rotary Downtown Basketball Court, James St (SE 240) Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E Smith St Kent Valley Ice & Events Centre, 6015 W James St Kentwood Performing Arts Center, 25800 164 Ave SE, Covington Kiwanis Tot Lot #1, S. 1 Ave & W Crow St Kiwanis Tot Lot #2, N. 2 Ave & W Cloudy St Kiwanis Tot Lot #3, Alexander St between E Chicago & E Seattle St Kiwanis Tot Lot #4, S 5 Ave & W Crow St Lake Fenwick Park, 25828 Lake Fenwick Road Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272 St Linda Heights Park, S 248 & 35 Ave S Meridian Glen Park, 137 Ave SE & SE 275 Pl Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park, 742 E Titus St Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 SE 248 St Neely-Soames Historic Home, 5311 S 237 Pl Old Fishing Hole, Frager Rd, S of W Meeker St Rosebed Park, 1 Ave between W Gowe & W Meeker St
Riverbend Golf Complex, 2019 W Meeker St Russell Road Park, 24400 Russell Rd Salt Air Vista Park, 24615 26 Pl S Saqraâ€™s Studio, 23625 41st Ave. Scenic Hill Park, 25826 Woodland Way S Service Club Ballfields, 14402 SE 288 St Seven Oaks Park, SE 259 St & 118 Pl SE ShoWare Events Center, 625 W. James St (253) 856-6999 SKIP/Childrenâ€™s Therapy Center (SKIP/CTC), 10811 Kent-Kangley Rd (253) 854-5660 Soos Creek Maintenance Bldg, 24810 148 Ave SE Soos Creek Park/Gary Grant Park-King Co, SE 208 @ 136 Ave SE Springwood Park, SE 274 St & 128 Pl SE Three Friends Fishing Hole, S 196 St & 58 Pl Titus Railroad Park, 1 Ave & Titus St Town Square Plaza, 2 Ave & Harrison St Turnkey Park, 23312 100 Ave SE Uplands Playfields, 836 W Smith St Van Dorenâ€™s Landing, 21901 Russell Rd West Fenwick Park, 3824 Reith Rd West Hill Skate Park, 42 Ave S & Reith Rd Willis Street Greenbelt, W Willis between 4 Ave S & 6 Ave S Wilson Playfields, 13028 SE 251 St Yangzhou Park, Railroad Ave & W Smith St
Riverbend Golf Course Riverbend 18-Hole Course/Tee Time Reservations/Information (253) 854-3673 Riverbend Par-3 Course (253) 854-4653 Riverbend Driving Range/Miniature Golf (253) 859-4000
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American Colleges of Mixed Martial Arts (ACMMA) 704 W. Meeker St, Kent (253) 854-7535 Arbor Heights 360 Skate Park, 11525 SE 240 St Bereiter House/Greater Kent Historical Society Museum, 855 E Smith St Boeing Employees Tennis Center, 6727 S 199 Pl Briscoe Park, S 190 St Burlington Green, W Meeker & Railroad Ave N Campus Park, Canyon Drive & S 252 St Canterbury Park, 24409 100 Ave SE Centennial Center, 400 W. Gowe St. Chestnut Ridge Park, 9901 S 203 St Clark Lake Park, between SE 240 & SE 248 @ 127 Ave SE East Hill Park, 10920 SE 248 Eastridge Park, 143 SE & SE 257 Fairwood Martial Arts, 17134 116 Ave SE, Renton (425) 255-8144 First Ave Plaza, 219 1 Ave S Foster Park, 259 & 74 Ave S Garrison Creek Park, 218 St & 98 Ave S Glenn Nelson Park, Military Rd & S 268 Grandview Off-Leash Dog Park, 3600 S 228th St, SeaTac Green View Park, SE 277 Pl & 120 Pl SE Hartâ€™s Gymnastics Center, 26415 79 Ave S, Kent (253) 520-1973 Kaibara Park, 1 Ave between W Smith & W Meeker St. Kent Bowl, 1234 N Central Ave (253) 852-3550 Kent Centennial Center, 400 W Gowe St Kent Commons, 525 4 Ave N Kent Kherson Peace Park, 2 Ave & W Gowe St Kent Library, 212 N 2 Ave Kent Lions Skate Park, W Smith & Interurban Trail Kent Memorial Park Building, 850 N Central Ave
Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department Adaptive Recreation/Kent Commons (253) 856-5030 Administration (253) 856-5100 Cultural Programs (253) 856-5050 Cultural Program Ticket Sales (253) 856-5051 Event Information (Recorded) (253) 856-5060 Facilities (253) 856-5080 Home Repair (253) 856-5065 Human Services (253) 856-5070 Kent Commons Offices/Registration (253) 856-5000 Kent Parks Foundation (253) 856-5099 Kent Senior Activity Center (Adults 50+) (253) 856-5150 Maintenance (253) 856-5120 Planning & Open Space (253) 856-5110 Sports Rainout Line/Inclement Weather (253) 856-5020 TTY (for hearing impaired) (800) 833-6388 Youth & Teen Services (253) 856-5030 Kent Community Food Bank (253) 520-3550 Kent Downtown Partnership (253) 813-6976 Kent Meridian Pool (253) 854-9287 Kent Valley Ice Centre (253) 850-2400
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The Bereiter House, home of the Kent Museum. The house was completed in 1908 by Emil Bereiter, an owner of the Covington Lumber Company and Kentâ€™s Mayor 19121913. Seven different families have lived in the building, including a pharmacist, a prominent Japanese produce dealer and an owner of the East Hill Fuel Company. The house was originally sited on nearly four acres of land with a gazebo, carriage barn, orchard, and pastures. In June 2008, the Bereiter House was nominated as a landmark through the King County Landmarks Commission. Additionally, after evaluating the earliest coats of paint, the City of Kent repainted the house, returning it to its earlier colors. Today, the Bereiter House accommodates thousands of items donated by Kent residents that are maintained and exhibited through the Greater Kent Historical Society (GKHS) and museum staff. These items help tell the story of Kent and the area timeline. Gardens on the museum grounds honor veterans who serve or have served in the Armed forces and Americans who were interned during WWII. Resources are available for research, tours are available during open hours or by appointment, and the facility is available for special occasions. Please stop by the museum at 855 East Smith St. and step back in time with the history of Kent. Our hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 12 noon until 4pm. Parking is in the back of the house on Temperence Street. 253-854-4330.
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TBirds vs. Portland REGULAR SEASON FINALE Saturday, March 16 @ 7:00 PM Kent Chamber Presidentâ€™s Gala Friday, March 29 @ 6:00 PM Seattle Mist vs Green Bay Saturday, April 6 @ 8:00 PM Visit www.ShoWareCenter.com for a complete event calendar.
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Youth Sports Registration forms for upcoming sports programs will be available at local Kent schools and the Kent Commons. Recreational programs for youth in the City of Kent or Kent School District in unincorporated King County. See Quality Rentals at: www.rentailrain.com 253-630-0123 Office 253-981-0112 Fax 15423 SE 272nd St #110 | Kent, WA 98042
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Health & Fitness The Center offers a fitness center as well as ample opportunities to better your health from exercise classes to blood pressure checks. Special Interests Fishing Fly Tying – Tues., 9:30 a.m. Stamp Collecting – Tues., 2:00 p.m. Bring Your Own Crafts – Wed., 9:00 a.m. Woodcarving – Wed., 9:30 a.m. Hooks ‘n Needles – Thurs., 1:00 p.m.
We offer our rehabilitative and nursing services to the greater community as a demonstration of our mission.
Day Trips The Center offers exciting day trips around the area. Go someplace new or visit an old favorite. More information about all programs can be found in the Center bulletin available at the Kent Senior Activity Center or online at Kent50Plus.com.
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Can hope, achievement, and self-sufficiency come from a cup of coffee? Kona Kai Coffee knows it can. On any given night in South King County close to 400 youth are homeless, without a safe and permanent place to stay. With the goal of meeting the complex and unique needs of at-risk youth, Kona Kai’s Youth Barista Training Program was launched in 2007. The program provides at-risk youth, ages 16-23, with the opportunity to build a better future for themselves by increasing their ability to change their situation and engage in a supportive community.
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Have Lunch on Us! Discover Wesley Homes and ﬁnd out more about our retirement communities and home health services. Join us and learn about our long-standing history of excellence in serving generations of older adults in the Puget Sound region. Enjoy a fabulous lunch prepared by our Executive Chef using fresh, in-season ingredients. Also see a variety of homes and amenities, including ﬁtness centers, thrift shops and game areas. Our communities are so inviting that you’ll wonder why it took so long to visit!
A vibrant community overlooking Puget Sound, with a full spectrum of residences and continuing care services.
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KENT ARTS COMMISSION Kent is a vibrant and diverse community â€“ a wonderful place to live, work, and explore. For nearly 40 years, the Kent Arts Commission and the City of Kentâ€™s Cultural Programs division have played an integral part in creating an enviable quality of life for Kent residents. Since it was founded by City ordinance in October 1975, the Kent Arts Commission has played a significant role in the vitality of the Kent community. Our award-winning public art program continues to thrive, garnering regional and national attention for projects installed in buildings and parks throughout Kent. A map of works is available at www.kentarts.com. The Centennial Center Gallery (400 West Gowe St.) showcases work by regional visual artists. Ronda Billerbeck Funding programs provide much-needed support to artists and organizations for a variety of projects. The Kent Arts Commissionâ€™s performing arts program has grown to include 30 performances each year, and special events like Kent Kidsâ€™ Arts Day, Fourth of July Splash, the Cornucopia Days Fun Run and Christmas Rush bring the community together to have fun, celebrate our heritage, and be healthy. The centerpiece of the Kent Arts Commissionâ€™s comprehensive performing arts program, Spotlight Series offers approximately 10 performances each year, including all types of music, theater, dance, and family entertainment. We have presented 150 performing companies to a total audience of 50,000 since we began the series in 1998. The numbers are impressive, but the true value of Spotlight Series lies in impacts that are more difficult to measure, but undeniably present and profound: the wonder in childrenâ€™s eyes as they discover the magic of live performance, the power of a song to offer new perspectives, the ability of a single artist to build a cohesive community from diverse individuals, the transformation that can occur when people are given the opportunity to express themselves. Spotlight Series also helps define Kent as a vibrant place to live and visit. Residents are proud of the series and we know that approximately 40% of Spotlight Series patrons come to us from outside Kent, bringing with them dollars spent at our restaurants and stores. Information about the current season schedule can be found at www.kentarts.com or by calling 253-856-5051. Kentâ€™s Summer Concert Series offers 18 free performances in three outdoor settings during the months of July and August. â€œTake-Out Tuesdayâ€? concerts entertain lunch-time crowds at Kent Station from noon to 1 p.m. On Wednesdays at noon, hundreds of children and their families flock to Town Square Plaza to play in the water fountain and enjoy â€œWednesday Picnic Performances.â€? â€œThursdays at the Lakeâ€? bring regional, national, and even international touring artists to beautiful Lake Meridian Park for performances at 7 p.m. The 2013 concerts run July 9 through August 15; the schedule will be announced soon â€“ check www. kentarts.com for details. March is National Youth Arts Month and the Kent Arts Commission celebrates with Kent Kidsâ€™ Arts Day and the Student Art Walk. Kidsâ€™ Arts Day is a festival of hands-on art projects and performances for kids. The event, which takes place at the Kent Commons (525 4th Ave., N.), is a 26-year community tradition. Kidsâ€™ Arts Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Student Art Walk features artwork by hundreds of Kent students, displayed in downtown businesses from March 11 to 22. Kentâ€™s Fourth of July Splash brings the community together to celebrate Independence Day at Lake Meridian Park. Games, activities, and community showcase performances culminate in South King Countyâ€™s largest fireworks display over Lake Meridian. Cornucopia Days Fun Run and Christmas Rush offer opportunities for competitive runners, weekend warriors, walkers, and anyone interested in being active and having a good time to participate in regionally recognized events. Like most events in Kent, the Christmas Rush has a strong focus on youth and families, and is one of the largest runs for youth under 13 in the country. The Cornucopia Days 5K Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, July 13. Christmas Rush offers 5K and 10K options on December 7, 2013. In addition to the events produced by the Kent Arts Commission and Cultural Programs
division, the City of Kent produces and partners with community groups to offer a wide array of other activities for all ages, interests, and cultures. Arts and community events are an important part of the fabric of Kent â€“ they bring economic benefits; they help build a strong, dynamic community; they entertain, educate, inspire and challenge us; and they are a window into various cultures. In addition to entertaining us â€“ making us gasp, laugh, smile, and clap â€“ the colorful costume of a dancer, the bold movement of an acrobat, the sweet lyrics of a song, the unparalleled feeling of crossing a finish line, the joy of coming together with neighbors, can help us better understand ourselves and others. For all these reasons, we are richer as individuals and as a community because of the many opportunities to participate in events and activities in Kent. We hope you will join us in 2013. Check out the schedule of events at www.kentarts.com. Ronda Billerbeck, Cultural Programs Manager Cultural Programs | Parks, Recreation & Community Services tXXXLFOUBSUTDPN
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Published on Jan 15, 2013