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Health/Fitness - pg. 11

Community Volunteer Police Officer/ Firefighter Public Official Teacher / School Favorite Family Destination

Chiropractor Dentist/Denturist Eye Doctor Healthcare Facility Massage Therapist Physician Senior Living Facility Skin Care/Cosmetics Spa Services

Attorney/Law Firm Bartender / Location Financial Advisor Insurance Agent Pet Groomer Realtor Travel Agent Veterinarian Waiter-Waitress / Location

Restaurants - pg. 4-5 Asian Cuisine Bakery Bar/Happy Hour BBQ Breakfast Coffee Shop Family Restaurant Fine Dining Hamburgers Indian Cuisine Italian Cuisine Lunch Mexican Cuisine Pizza

Services - pg. 7 Automotive Care Bank/Credit Union Catering Hair Salon/Barber Shop Mortgage Services Nail Salon Painter/Contractor

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GIFT CARD WINNERS to the winners of the drawing! $100 Gift Card: C. Haas - Renton $50 Gift Card: G. Khela - Kent $25 Gift Card: the Kent Reporter, along with Polly Shepherd (right), publisher of director at Farrington Court, present ve cuti Michelle Worcester (left), exe on ion to Joanne M. (center) of Farringt the first prize gift card to Kent Stat . Poll dership Court for the 2013 Best of Kent Rea

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Kent Reporter readers select their favorites

You’ve answered the call and made your choices for the Best Kent has to offer, from food to fitness and hardware to health care. We are proud to honor our outstanding businesses in our community that our readers have chosen. Kent Reporter readers made their picks through ballots published in the paper and online throughout the month of March. The response from the community was tremendous. We would like to thank all our readers who took the time to complete the ballots. We hope you enjoy the next several pages of results of our 2013 Best of Kent and also enjoy the messages from the businesses for which you voted.

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

Travel Agent WINNER: Sally Goodgion - Catalyst Travel

Finalists:

Finalists:

Curran Law Firm Jennifer C. Rydberg, Attorney at Law Law Offices of Dan Kellogg Rehberg Law Group

The Savvy Traveler Travel Leaders / Travel Network Kent

Bartender/Location WINNERS: Chris - Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar

and Brian - Dukes Chowder House Finalists: Dave - Shindig Martini Bar Mitch - Airways Brewery Tap Room The Ram Restaurant & Brewery

Financial Advisor WINNER: Kevin P. Hasslinger - Edward Jones Finalists: Dean S. Saggau - Edward Jones John J. Schneider - Edward Jones Doug Jones - State Farm Insurance

Insurance Agent WINNER: Duane Weber Insurance Finalists: Chris Moore - Farmers Insurance Craig Romney - State Farm Insurance Doug Jones - State Farm Insurance Ryan Dunne - Allstate Insurance Company

Pet Groomer WINNER: Adorable Dogs Finalists: Kent Grooming - Donna Pet Country Soggy Doggy

Veterinarian WINNER: Dr. McMonigle

McMonigle Veterinary Hospital Finalists: Animal Clinic of Benson Animal Health Care of Kent Value Pet Clinic Kent VCA Kent Animal Hospital

Waiter-Waitress/Location WINNER: Michelle Lowery - Maggie’s On Meeker Finalists: Lilah - Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar Lisa - Maggie’s on Meeker Shauna - Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar Tracy - Maggie’s on Meeker

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Realtor Finalists: Lance Goodwin - Coldwell Banker Bain Tamara Paul - Prudential Meridian Valley Realty Tray Svendson - Windermere Real Estate

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RESTAURANTS Asian Cuisine WINNERS: Pho 7 Simmering Soup

Bar / Happy Hour WINNER: Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar

Family Restaurant WINNER: Golden Steer

and China Star Restaurant & Lounge

Finalists:

Steak N’ Rib House

Finalists: Banyan Tree Thai Restaurant D’ Jung Thai Cuisine Saigon Rose Vietnamese & Thai Cuisine Super Buffet Chinese Restaurant Thai Chili Restaurant Trapper’s Sushi at Kent Station

Bakery WINNER: Wild Wheat Bakery CafÊ Finalists: Hayley’s Corner Bakery Panera Bread Sweet Themes Bakery

BBQ WINNER: BBQ Pete’s

Azteca Mexican Restaurant Duke’s Chowder House El Charro Mexican Restaurant Nashvilles Sports Bar Red’s Wine Bar

Applebee’s Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar Mary’s Fine Foods Red Robin

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WINNER: Maggie’s On Meeker

WINNER: Paolo’s Italian Restaurant

Finalists:

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Golden Steer Steak N’ Rib House Mary’s Fine Foods Sara’s Coffee Shop Wild Wheat Bakery CafÊ

Banyan Tree Thai Restaurant Duke’s Chowder House Golden Steer Steak N’ Rib House Mama Stortini’s Restaurant & Bar

Coffee Shop WINNER: Maggie’s on Meeker

Hamburgers WINNER: Red Robin

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Cave Man Kitchen Golden Steer Steak N’ Rib House The General’s Bar-B-Que

Duke’s Chowder House Family Drive-In Golden Steer Steak N’ Rib House Herfy’s Burgers

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WINNER: Curry & Kabab Indian Restaurant

for your continued support and referrals! – Housing inventory is low and now’s the time to take the plunge and list your home. Especially with continued historic low interest rates. Give me a buzz!

Finalists: Golden Indian Curry House Punjab Sweets

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Thanks for the votesâ&#x20AC;Ś Best Community Volunteer!

Mary's Fine Food Restaurant Serving the Community since 1992

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SERVICES and East Hill Auto Service Finalists: B & G Automotive Repair Bowen Scarf Kent Performance Auto Center Warren Secord Tire Factory

Thank You!

Our sincere thanks to the Kent community who nominated us â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Insurance Agentâ&#x20AC;?! Auto â&#x20AC;˘ Fire â&#x20AC;˘ Life â&#x20AC;˘ Health

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Bank/Credit Union WINNER: BECU

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Finalists: Alaska USA Heritage Bank Valley Bank

Catering WINNER: Golden Steer Steak Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rib House Finalists: Alki Bakery BBQ Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Down Home Catering

Hair Salon/Barber Shop WINNER: Blanc â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Schwartz Salon Finalists: Blue Island Beauty New Visions Hair Design Salon Ivoni Studio K Hair Design

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Automotive Care WINNERS: East Hill Tire Factory

Thank you to our loyal patients for the nomination of

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best of Kent Dentist!â&#x20AC;?

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.

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Mortgage Services WINNER: Cindi Cameron - 1st Rate Mortgage Finalists: Chase Bank Tom Woods - Windermere Mortgage Services Wells Fargo Bank

Nail Salon WINNER: Nails By Design Finalists: Ginaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nail Spa Paulineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nail Spa Peridot Nail Salom

Painter/Contractor WINNER: Jeff Heiss Painting Finalists: 3D Drywall Inc. CertaPro Painters Cold Fire Paint 26 APRIL 2013

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SHOPPING Small-Large Appliance Store WINNER: Super Sew & Vac

Consignment/Thrift Store WINNER: Goodwill Industries

WINNER: Kelly’s Gift Boutique

International, Inc.

Finalists:

Finalists:

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Children’s Hospital Thrift Store St. Vincent de Paul Value Village

Bookstore WINNER: Children’s Bookshop

& Teaching Supplies Finalists: Alleluia! Catholic Store Once Sold Tales

Clothing/Shoe Store WINNER: Coldwater Creek Finalists: Chico’s Linda’s Apparel Road Runner Sports

Gift Store Bella Home & Garden Fig & Feather Gifts & Home Décor Reber Ranch

Grocery/Convenient Store WINNER: Kent Grocery Outlet

Flower Shop WINNER: Bella Home & Garden

Finalists: Fred Meyer Safeway Top Foods

Finalists: Blossom Boutique The Box Social Florist Buds & Blooms Furney’s Nursery

Jewelry Store WINNER: Bonaci Fine Jewelers

Furniture/Home Décor WINNER: Bella Home & Garden

Finalists: Earthworks Gem Design Studio Fred Meyer Jewelers Kay Jewelers

Finalists: Don Willis Furniture Fig & Feather Gifts & Home Décor Pugerude’s

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Plant Nursery WINNER: Carpinito Brothers

Winery/Wine Shop WINNER: Redâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wine Bar

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Community Community Volunteer WINNERS: Barbara Smith

Teacher/School WINNER: Krysta Berrios

and Bill Westcott

Horizon Elementary School

Finalists:

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Michelle Worcester Pat Gray Suzanne Berrios

Debbie Haffner - Meridian Elementary School Sarah Hall - Kentridge High School Theresa Turner - Kentlake High School

Police Officer/Firefighter WINNER: Ken Thomas - Chief of Police

Favorite Family Destination WINNER: Kent Station

Finalists:

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John Robbins - Kent Fire Department Ryan Dudley - Kent Fire Department Tami Kapule - Incident Prevention Coordinator

Public Official WINNER: Mayor Suzette Cooke Finalists: Dennis Higgins Elizabeth Albertson Jim Berrios

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HEALTH/FITNESS Chiropractor WINNER: Dr. Gary Blackburn, D.C.

Rebound Chiropractic Finalists: Dr. Cheryl Berry, D.C. - CafĂŠ of Life Dr. Roger White, D.C. - Kent Station Chiropractic Dr. Tim Flynn, D.C. - Flynn Chiropractic Care Clinic Lake Meridian Chiropractic Pearson Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center

Dentist / Denturist WINNERS: Dr. Sue Hollinsworth, DDS

and Meridian Dental Clinic Finalists: Dr. Richard Hayashi, DDS Life Like Dentures The James Gang

Eye Doctor WINNER: Clearvue Vision Center Finalists: Dr. Craig Young, MD - Meridian Eye Clinic Dr. Lewis S. Lim, OD - I Care Optical Kosnoski Eye Care

HealthCare Facility WINNERS: Family Care of Kent

and Kent MultiCare Finalists: Group Health HealthPoint UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center - Kent

Massage Therapist WINNER: Tina Russeff - Easthill Massage Finalists:

Senior Living Facility WINNERS: Arbor Village Continuing Care

Retirement Community and Farrington Court Retirement Community Finalists: Aegis Living of Kent Radcliffe Place Senior Living Stafford Suites in Kent

Skin Care/Cosmetics WINNER: Lemon Drop Skin Care and Massage Finalists: Blue Island Beauty Elle A Clinical Day Spa Jill - NW Electrology, Esthetics & Permanent Makeup

Spa Services WINNER: Lemon Drop Skin Care & Massage Finalists: Elle A Clinical Day Spa Pure Escapes Day Spa Tips & Toes Salon and Spa

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Thanks to everyone who voted for Catalyst Travel!

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History of Kent, WA Kent is home to a large steel industry dating back to the early 20th century. Steel and metal manufacturers include: Salmon Bay Steel Company: Operated in Kent for 50 years before closing down. Birmingham Steel purchased Salmon bay in 1991. Salmon bay went on the buy Bethlehem Steel (Seattle Steel) in West Seattle. Years after the purchase, complaints were made of pollution in the Green River valley about pollution from the Salmon Bay melting facility and the facility was shut down. Puget Sound Steel: Puget Sound Steel is an independently owned and operated-unique specialty fabricator of reinforcing steel and a supplier of related reinforcement products, since 1961. Puget Sound Steel has been the Northwestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s select supplier of fabricated rebar, and steel reinforcement to commercial, highway, industrial and residential building contractors. Works

include large scale projects including bridges skyscrapers. Pacific Metal Company: In 1947, started in Seattle and opened a 19,000 square foot plant. The business and facilities continued to grow for 30 years to meet local needs as well as the emerging markets of Alaska. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;expandedâ&#x20AC;? 40,000 square foot warehouse and sales office was bursting its seams. . In 1979, a 80,000 square foot facility was built south of the city of Seattle in the Kent Valley at Tukwila. In September 2010 PMC moved to a new location just 3 miles SE in the city of Kent, Washington. Pacific Metal Company is a stocking distributor of non-ferrous metals specializing in stainless steel, copper, aluminum, and brass products as well as ferrous products specializing in Cold Rolled, Coated (Zinc and Aluminum) and pre-painted coils and sheets. TMX Aerospace: TMX Aerospace, a division of ThyssenKrupp Steel North America; provides materials including steel, brass, and copper as well as exclusive supply chain management support for the Boeing Commercial Airplanes group.

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Demographics - 2010 census As of the census of 2010, there were 92,411 people, 34,044 households, and 21,816 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,227.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,246.3 /km2). There were 36,424 housing units at an average density of 1,272.2 per square mile (491.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 55.5% White, 11.3% African American, 1.0% Native American, 15.2% Asian, 1.9% Pacific Islander, 8.5% from other races, and 6.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.6% of the population. There were 34,044 households out of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone

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who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.31. The median age in the city was 33 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 8.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female. Historical populations Census Pop. %Âą 1960 9,017 175.1% 1970 16,275 80.5% 1980 23,152 42.3% 1990 37,960 64.0% 2000 79,524 109.5% 2010 92,411 16.2% Est. 2011 120,916 30.8%

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Kent is divided into three major regions: East Hill, the Valley, and West Hill. Downtown Kent is located on the east side of the valley; the rest of the valley is almost entirely covered by warehouses. There is a good view of Mt. Rainier to the southeast. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.19 square miles (75.60 km2), of which, 28.63 square miles (74.15 km2) is land and 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2) is water. Major waterways include the Green River, which flows north through Kent on its way to Puget Sound. The largest lake is Lake Meridian on the city's East Hill.

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Thursday, May 2nd, from 4:00-5:30 pm Please join us as the Mayor of Kent, Suzette Cooke, cuts the “ribbon” to celebrate Farrington Court becoming a “Stellar Living” Community. Farrington Court has been a staple to the Kent Community since 1978 and has always set high standards for the retirement industry. Offering a wide variety of choice for all our residents, in all things Farrington Court is known for it’s fun and active environment. Come see for yourself and sample our amazing food! Support our Cause! Sunday, June 2nd 2013 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Breast Cancer Walk! We are the “Pink Grannie’s” and looking to raise money to help find a cure. Please call to donate to our efforts or participate in the following events!: April 5th – May 31st – Each week we will be raffling a gift basket valued at $50. Come down & buy raffle tickets and be a winner!

Thank you for nominating us for Best Spa Services in Kent! Help us celebrate 6 years of nominations in this category! We love pampering you, again and again!

April 20th – Walker – Wheel or Electric Chair Wash. For a $5.00 donation, come and get squeaky clean! May 11th & May 20th – Bake Sales. Visit us for scrumptious treats. May 15th – Come and join us for a yummy Spaghetti dinner. Only asking $5.00!

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