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Population....................................................................18,298 Area in Sq. miles................................................................ 6.0 Percent of Owner-Occupied ........................................84.6% Number of Households ................................................ 6,081 Avg. Household Size ...................................................... 3.01 Percent of King County’s Population...............................0.9% Median Household Income ...................................... $90,285 Median Home Value ............................................... $308,400

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Adopt-A-Street!

Volunteer groups can “adopt” approximately a two-mile stretch of street in Covington by removing litter at least two times per year over a two year period. For more information, contact City of Covington Public Works Department Adopt-A-Street Program Shellie Bates, Office Supervisor 253-480-2463 or sbates@covingtonwa.gov

City Council Meetings Second and fourth Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Arts Commission Meetings Second Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Economic Development Council Fourth Thursdays at 6 p.m. Parks & Recreations Commission Meetings Third Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Planning Commission Meetings First and third Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Human Services Commission Meetings Second Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are held at Covington City Hall, 16720 S.E. 271st St., Suite 100, unless otherwise posted. Please call to confirm dates and times, as they are subject to change.

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COVINGTON Vision, Mission and Goals VISION Covington: Unmatched quality of life MISSION

Covington is a destination community where citizens, businesses and civic leaders collaborate to preserve and foster a strong sense of unity.

GOALS

Economic Development: Encourage and support a business community that is committed to Covington for the long-term and offers diverse products and services, family wage jobs, and a healthy tax base to support public services. Town Center: Establish Covington Town Center as a vibrant residential, commercial, educational, social, and cultural gathering place that is safe, pedestrian-friendly, well-designed, and well-maintained. Youth and Families: Provide city services, programs and facilities such as parks and recreation and human services that emphasize and meet the needs of Covington’s youth and families. Neighborhoods: Establish and maintain neighborhoods that offer a variety of housing options that are diverse, safe, accessible, and well-designed. Municipal Services: Plan, develop, implement, and maintain high quality capital infrastructure and services that reflect the needs of a growing community. Customer Service: Recruit, support, and retain a professional team of employees, volunteers, and stakeholders who offer outstanding customer service, ensure stewardship of the public’s money, and promote the City.

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Covington Community Events Hollydaze Float-In Movies Friday, Dec. 6, 13, and 20, 2013 Rudolph, Frosty, Santa, and more team up for this holiday film extravaganza! Float or swim, enjoy the films and compete in fun games and activities for holiday prizes! For more information on rates and times call the Covington Aquatic Center at (253) 480-2480. Hollydaze Festival Friday-Sunday, Dec 6-8, 2013 It’s a weekend full of events like the Fruitcake Hurl, Caroling, Santa Breakfast, Float-in Movie, and more. For information on Hollydaze events visit www.covingtonhollydaze.com. City of Covington Community Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 Help the mayor count down to the lighting of the holiday tree at the Don Henning Roundabout at 4pm. For more information about the tree lighting please contact Karla Slate at the City of Covington at (253) 480-2402. Sweetheart Swim Feb. 15, 2014 To celebrate Valentine’s Day come swimming with your sweetheart at any regularly scheduled swims at a 2-for-1 deal! For more information call at (253) 480-2480.

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Student Art Show March 1-31, 2014 Covington area businesses host art by local students throughout the month of March! For more information contact Recreation Manager Pat Patterson at (253) 480-2482. April Pools Day April 19, 2014 Head to the Covington Aquatic Center for free water safety lessons and free swimming! Call (253) 480-2480 for more information. Mother’s Day Swim May 11, 2014 Mom’s swim free at the Covington Aquatic Center! Father’s Day Swim June 15, 2014 Dad’s swim free at the Covington Aquatic Center. Summer Splashtacular Saturday, July 12, 2014 At the Covington Aquatic Center Splash into summer from 1-3 p.m. with this fun water safety event – it’s free and encourages safe swimming throughout the warmer months. For more information, contact the Covington Aquatic Center at (253) 480-2480. Covington Days Festival Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, 2014 On the grounds of Valley Medical Center South Clinic. Enjoy two days full of food, music, fun, and festivities including the parade, the city council challenge, and the watermelon eating contest, and much more! For more information visit www.covingtonwa.gov/ covingtondays.

Covington Summer Concert Series Fridays, July 25, Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, 2014 Spend your Friday nights at Covington Community Park enjoying music from exciting entertainers from 6:30-8 p.m. For more information contact Recreation Manager Pat Patterson at (253) 480-2482. National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 Neighborhoods are encouraged to host an event to get to know your neighbors, talk about crime fighting and meet with police officers and city council members. For more information, or to sign your neighborhood up, please contact Covington Police Chief Kevin Klason at (253) 480-2430. Covington KidsFest Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 This day is all about Covington’s kids with fun activities and entertainment from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Kohl’s Parking Lot. For more information contact Pat Patterson at (253) 480-2482. Clean Covington Day Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 Join the community and say goodbye to graffiti. Work parties will be dispatched to areas in the city to clean up graffiti with provided supplies. For more information contact Karla Slate at (253) 480-2402. Mayors Day of Concern Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 For more information or to volunteer, contact the Maple Valley Food Bank, 21415 Maple Valley Hwy. or call (425) 432-8633.

Purple Light Nights® Tree Lighting Event Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 The community tree will be lit with purple lights for this event that kicks-off Domestic Violence Awareness Month at 7 p.m. at the Don Henning Roundabout. For more information please contact Victoria Throm (253) 480-2411. Purple Light Nights® October 1-31, 2014 Shine a light for victims of domestic violence throughout the Domestic Violence Awareness Month of October. For more information please contact Victoria Throm at (253) 480-2411. Make a Difference Day Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 Help make a difference in Covington by participating in a beautification or clean-up event. For more information contact the Public Works Department at (253) 480-2400. Spooky Swim Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 Join in a Halloween-themed pool party with lights out and a glowing pool with special rates and times. For more information contact the Covington Aquatic Center at (253) 480-2480. Halloween Swim Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 Come to a themed open swim on Halloween. Veteran’s Day Ceremony Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 For more information contact Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA 98042 or call (425) 413-9614. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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Hollydaze Float-In Movies Friday, Dec. 5, 12, and 19, 2014 Rudolph, Frosty, Santa, and more team up for this holiday film extravaganza! Float or swim, enjoy the films and compete in fun games and activities for holiday prizes! For more information on rates and times call the Covington Aquatic Center at (253) 480-2480. Hollydaze Festival Friday-Sunday, Dec. 5-7, 2014 It’s a weekend full of events like the Fruitcake Hurl, Family Concert, Caroling, Santa Breakfast, Float-in Movie, and more. For information on Hollydaze events visit www.covingtonhollydaze. com. City of Covington Community Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 Help the mayor count down to the lighting of the holiday tree at the Don Henning Roundabout. For more information about the tree lighting please contact Karla Slate at the City of Covington at (253) 480-2402. **Dates and times are subject to change. This is a publication of the Covington/Maple Valley/Black Dimaond Reporter, 27116 167th Pl SE, Suite 114, Covington, WA 98042 • (425) 432-1209

Mayor’s Letter Several years ago, your city council developed a mission and set of goals that emanated our vision for Covington: Unmatched Quality of Life.That mission statement is: Covington is a destination community where citizens, businesses and civic leaders collaborate to preserve and foster a strong sense of unity. This mission and our accompanying six goals are the foundation to guide us in making the best possible decisions for our residents. When looking at our vision statement, the statement of what we really want Covington to be, I feel like we are definitely on track to becoming that city.

Copyright 2013 Sound Publishing. All rights reserved. The information in this publication is gathered and carefully compiled to ensure accuracy. The City of Commerce, The Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporter, and Sound Publishing cannot and do not guarantee the correctness of all information furnished them, nor the complete absence of errors, or omissions, hence no responsibility for same can be, nor is assumed. Reproduction of any material from this publication must first have written permission from The Covington/Maple Valley/Black Diamond Reporter and the City of Covington.

Margaret Harto Mayor

Whether you are a new resident or a longtime community member, our City welcomes your feedback. It’s easy to contact us by email or phone, and through social media.Visit our website at www.covingtonwa.gov, call us at (253) 480-2400 or like us at www.Facebook.com/CityofCovington. If you’d prefer to meet us in person, you are invited to attend a city council meeting on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. We hope to see you soon. Warm Regards,

Margaret Harto

, Mayor

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Marlla Mhoon - Position #1 Mark Lanza - Position #2 Margaret Harto, Mayor - Position #3 Josesph Cimaomo, Jr. - Position #4 Wayne Snoey - Position #5 Jim Scott - Position #6 Jeff Wagner, Mayor Pro Tem - Position #7

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County Representatives: King County Executive Dow Constantine King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn – District 9 State Legislators: Senator Joe Fain Representative Mark Hargrove - Position 1 Representative Pat Sullivan - Position 2

Senior and Disability Utility Tax Rebate

The City of Covington offers a utility tax rebate to senior citizens and disabled residents who meet certain income requirements. Residents who are 65 or older and residents with a documented physical or mental disability can apply to receive a rebate by completing an application available online at www.covingtonwa.gov/ documentcenter/utilitytaxforms.html or by calling (253) 480-2400.

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Your Link to City News The City of Covington operates a very active Facebook page. It’s where we often go first to post urgent news and updates, inform the public of upcoming events and answer questions from followers. Head to www.Facebook.com/CityofCovington and “like” our page to be one of the first to learn about Covington news. Other Ways Connect with Your City Following our Facebook page is perhaps the easiest and quickest way to get updates about city happenings and be able to ask general questions. But, when you have a more specific issue, here are some other options for touching base with the city. On the Web: Visit the city’s website to view council and commission meeting agendas and minutes, the city’s calendar of events, learn about ongoing projects and hot topics, and more. By Phone: You can reach the city by calling (253) 480-2400. General recorded information like hours and directions can be heard, and you can be connected to any city department or the reception desk for further information. Direct Phone Numbers: Animal Control – (206) 296-7387 Business Licenses – (253) 480-2447 Building Inspections – (253) 480-2445 City Events – (253) 480-2402 Code Enforcement – (253) 480-2448 Community Room Rental – (253) 480-2404 Covington Aquatic Center – (253) 480-2480 Human Services – (253) 480-2411

Media Inquiries – (253) 480-2402 New Development – (253) 480-2442 Permits – (253) 480-2447 Police (non-emergency) – (206) 296-3311 Potholes - (253) 480-2471 Recycling and Trash – (253) 480-2463 Street Lights Out – (888) 225-5773 Volunteering – (253) 480-2411

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Come Splash With Us! The Covington Aquatic Center is an 85 degree indoor pool with a lot going on! Check out some of our popular programs. Swimming Lessons The Covington Aquatic Center offers American Red Cross swimming lessons throughout the year. Classes generally run either one or two days per week, with eight to 10 classes per session, and we have additional Monday through Friday classes in two-week sessions during the summer.

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Water Exercise Classes Deep and shallow water exercise classes are available throughout the week. Each one-hour session includes a warm-up, aerobic work, cardiovascular training, muscle/resistance training, and a cool-down stretch.Try the class at the drop-in rate, or purchase a 10-visit discount card, or 3-Month or 12-Month WaterX card for unlimited visits. Private Pool Parties Did you know you can rent the pool?! Private rentals are a great choice for any special occasion and available on Saturdays and Sundays in the afternoon. Recreational Swims Public swims (full-pool swims with large toys, waterslide, etc.), family swims (shallow-end only swims), and lap swims (deep-end only lane swims) are available throughout the week at the Covington Aquatic Center, giving everyone an opportunity to exercise, practice swimming skills, and play! There’s no need to stay-in for family night; get off the couch and have a splash at the Covington Aquatic Center! For more information, please visit us on the web at www.covingtonwa. gov/cac, or call us at (253) 480-2480.We look forward to seeing you soon!

We Need You! Covington Days Festival Saturday and Sunday, July 19-20, 2014 The Covington Days Festival relies on volunteers to help create and execute a successful event. Volunteers are needed in various areas including the information booth, security, ticket redemption booth, and assisting with operations. If you’d like to be a part of the city’s biggest annual event, please contact Communications and Marketing Manager Karla Slate at kslate@covingtonwa.gov. Volunteers also get great perks – it’s certainly worth your time! For more information visit www.covingtonwa.gov/covingtondays. Recreation Class Instructors The Parks and Recreation Department is seeking instructors to teach recreation classes. Do you specialize in aerobics? Teach musical lessons? Have a knack for teaching cooking? If you have something exciting you could teach and want to be paid for it, contact Recreation Manager Pat Patterson at ppatterson@covingtonwa.gov to learn more. City Event Sponsorships The city’s annual festivals and events wouldn’t be possible without the community sponsors that donate money and/or products to them. The events seeking sponsorship include the Summer Concert Series, Covington Days Festival, KidsFest, and Community Tree Lighting Celebration. If you or your business are interested in partnering on any (or all!) of these events, please contact Karla Slate at kslate@ covingtonwa.gov or Pat Patterson at ppatterson@covingtonwa.gov.

Learn to swim! We are pleased to offer a comprehensive program designed by the American Red Cross. Classes are offered for all ages and all ability levels. Beginning For all ages and levels focus on water adjustment and introduce abilities! basic swimming and water safety skills. More advanced levels concentrate on stroke development, stroke refinement and additional water safety skills.

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Covington Schools

Kentlake Senior High School 21401 SE 300th Street Kent, Washington 98042 253-373-4900 253-373-4908 Fax Kentwood Senior High School 25800 164th Avenue SE Covington, Washington 98042 253-373-7680 253-373-7326 Fax Kentwood Christian Academy 26223 164th Avenue SE Covington, Washington 98042 253-631-8853 Cedar Heights Middle School 19640 SE 272nd Street Covington, Washington 98042 253-373-7620 253-373-7628 Fax

Mattson Middle School 16400 SE 251st Street Covington, Washington 98042 253-373-7670 253-373-7673 Fax Rainier Christian Middle School 26201 180th Avenue SE Covington, Washington 98042 253-639-7715 Cedar Valley Elementary School 26500 Timberlane Way SE Covington, Washington 98042 253-373-7649 253-373-7651 Fax Covington Elementary School 17070 SE Wax Road Covington, Washington 98042 253-373-7652 253-373-7654 Fax

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Crestwood Elementary School 25225 180th Avenue SE Covington, Washington 98042 253-373-7634 253-373-7636 Fax

Lake Youngs Elementary School 19660 142nd Avenue SE Kent, Washington 98042 253-373-7646 253-373-7648 Fax

Grass Lake Elementary School 28700 191st Place SE Kent, Washington 98042 253-373-7661 253-373-7663 Fax

Meridian Elementary School 25621 140th Avenue SE Kent, Washington 98042 253-373-7664 253-373-7666 Fax

Horizon Elementary School 27641 144th Avenue SE Kent, Washington 98042 253-373-7313 253-373-7324 Fax Jenkins Creek Elementary School 26915 186th Avenue SE Covington, Washington 98042 253-373-7331 253-373-7333 Fax

Sawyer Woods Elementary School 31135 228th Avenue SE Black Diamond, Washington 98010 253-373-7750 253-373-7757 Fax Sunrise Elementary School 22300 132nd Avenue SE Kent, Washington 98042 253-373-7630 253-373-7632 Fax

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COMMUNITY LINKS

Covington Library 27100 164th Ave. SE Covington,WA 98042 (253) 630-8761 www.kcls.org/covington United States Postal Service 17300 SE 270th Pl. Covington,WA 98042-9998 (253) 639-6833 www.usps.com Valley Vehicle Licensing 27331 172nd Ave. SE, Suite 116 Covington,WA 98042 (253) 630-7090 www.valleyvehiclelicensing.com UTILITIES Comcast Corporation (Cable, Internet,Telephone) P.O. Box 5187 Everett,WA 98206-5187 Residential customers please call 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) Comcast business customers please call 1-800-316-1619 www.comcast.com

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Covington Water District 18631 SE 300th Pl. Kent,WA 98042 (253) 631-0565 www.covingtonwater.com Soos Creek Water & Sewer District 14616 SE 192nd St. P.O. Box 58039 Renton,WA 98058-1039 (253) 630-9900 www.sooscreek.com Puget Sound Energy 10885 NE 4th St., P.O. Box 97034, Bellevue,WA 98009-9734 General Inquiries: Toll free in Washington State: 888-225-5773 Local Washington State: (425) 452-1234 New Construction: 1-888-321-7779 Call before you dig: 1-800-424-5555 For Natural Gas or Electric emergencies - 24 hours a day: 1-888-225-5773 www.pse.com

Covington Family Dentistry OFFERING EVENING AND SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS OTTO J. HANSSEN, D.D.S. & ASSOCIATES

GENTLE CONCERNED DENTISTRY FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY Dr. Hanssen & Family Member: WDS, United Concordia, Blue Cross, Regence, Premera, Delta, MetLife, King County Dental Society

Qwest Communications (Cable, Internet,Telephone) Residential sales and service: 800-475-7526 Billing and general customer service: 800-491-0118 Technical support/repair: 877-348-9007 Transfer or move service: 877-348-9004 Buried cable: 800-922-1987 www.qwest.com Republic Services (Solid Waste and Recycling) 22010 76th Ave. S. Kent,WA 98032 Commercial/Multifamily:  253-872-7220 Residential:  206-682-9735 www.republicservices.com/site/ covington-wa LOCAL NEWSPAPER Covington Reporter 27116 167th Pl SE, Suite 114 Covington,WA 98042 Editor: Dennis Box (425) 432-1209 (425) 432-1888 www.covingtonreporter.com For delivery concerns please call (253) 872-6610 or e-mail circulation@ reporternewspapers.com HOSPITALS & CLINICS Covington MultiCare Clinic & Emergency Room 17700 SE 272nd St. Covington,WA 98042 253-372-7100 www.multicare.org/clinics

Covington MultiCare Urgent Care 17700 SE 272nd Street Covington,WA 98042 (253) 372-7020 www.multicare.org

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Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital 317 Martin Luther King, Jr.Way Tacoma,WA 98405-4234 1-800-552-1419 (253) 403-1400 www.multicare.org MultiCare Auburn Medical Center (Hospital) 202 N. Division St. Auburn,WA 98001 For an appointment: (253) 874-2000 For further information: (253) 833-7711 www.multicare.org/auburnmedical Valley Medical Center Covington Primary Care 16850 SE 272nd St. Covington,WA 98042 (253) 395-1960 www.valleymed.org Valley Medical Center and Hospital 400 S. 43rd Street P.O. Box 50010 Renton,WA 98058-5010 General Information: (425) 228-3450 Physician Referral or Community Classes: (425) 656-INFO Website: www.valleymed.org

• Utmost Attention To Your Comfort • Emergency & Walk-in Patients Welcome • Latest In Cosmetic Dentistry And Teeth Whitening • Nitrous Oxide Gas Available • Complimentary Consultations • Payment Plans Available • Most Insurance Plans Accepted & Filed

Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Fri.-Sat. 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Across from Les Schwab Tires in Covington) 17224 SE 272nd Kent, WA 98042

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Get to Know Covington’s Parks, Trails and Open Spaces COMMUNITY PARKS

Covington Community Park

North Channing Park This 0.4 acre developed pocket park has half-court basketball.

17649 SE 240th Street This recently developed 30 acre community park features a new multi-purpose grass field, portable restrooms, 1.5 miles of paved, gravel and natural surface trails, and parking in addition to existing woodlands, pasture and stream.

In addition to public parks, there are 12 privately owned and operated Home Owners Association (HOA) pocket parks ranging in size from 0.05 acres to 1.3 acres and three HOA neighborhood parks ranging in size from 2.9 acres to 43 acres.These are available for use to HOA residents.

Jenkins Creek Park 18050 SE 267th Place This 22.1 acre undeveloped community park features paved and natural surface walking trails, board walk, view deck, picnic tables, park benches, lawn, woodlands, stream and pond.

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Neighborhood and Pocket Parks Crystal View Park 25412 170th Place SE This 2.2 acre developed neighborhood park provides a half-court basketball sport court, playground equipment, picnic table, park bench, lawn, woodlands, and a stream. Evergreen Park 19801 SE 262nd Street A 1.7 acre undeveloped pocket park with a natural surface path connecting 197th and 199th Avenues. Friendship Park 15808 SE 254th Place This small 0.6 acre developed pocket park has half-court basketball, playground equipment, reservable picnic shelter, picnic tables, park bench, concrete walking path, and lawn. For shelter rentals please call 253-480-2400.

Covington Aquatic Center 18230 SE 240th Street Indoor pool (100’ x 6-lanes) with water slide, diving board, rope swing, water toys, and party room. Programs include American Red Cross swimming lessons, public swims, lap swims, water exercise classes and pool rentals.  For more information about the Covington Aquatic Center or to register for activities, visit www.covingtonwa. gov/cac, call 253-480-2480, or visit the pool which is located next to Tahoma High School. Gerry Crick Skate Park 25064 164th Avenue SE Near Mattson Junior High school, skateboarders enjoy this 0.2 acre facility with a 70-foot-by-100 foot skating area with numerous above ground ramps, platforms and features and a portable restroom. Trails Cedar Downs Park (King County) One mile natural surface trail through 78 acres of mature forest. The primary access is from SE 253rd Street at 212th Place SE in the Cedar Downs neighborhood in Maple Valley.

Jenkins Creek Trail A 0.6 mile paved trail within a 4.2 acre natural area along Jenkins Creek. The primary access is from the SE 261st Street cul de sac, west of 184th Ave. SE. Rainier Vista Trail A 0.6 mile paved trail meandering along wooded stream within the 23.9 acre Rainier Vista Natural Area. It is located south of SE 240th Street at 185th Ave. SE with multiple access points. Soos Creek Park and Trail (King County) Six mile paved regional trail with soft shoulder and park benches, running north from Covington towards Renton. A separate soft surface trail for equestrians exists along most portions of the trail. Local access points with parking include: 148th Ave. SE at SE 266th Street (restroom); SE 256th Street just east of 148th Ave. SE; and 148th Ave. SE at SE 249th Street (restroom, picnic area). The Reserve Stormwater Pond This public 0.5 mile paved walking loop has park benches and picnic tables. This trail is dual purpose, also providing maintenance access to the regional stormwater pond. The primary access is at SE 258th Street, east of 160th Ave. SE, in The Reserve neighborhood. Wingfield Trail A 0.25 mile paved trail winding through part of the 7.1 acre Wingfield Natural Area. Primary access is on SE 261st Street, west of 170th Place SE, in the Coho Creek neighborhood.

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Cedar Creek Park This 32-acre undeveloped natural area features a natural surface trail system that is connected to Cedar Downs Park (King County). Cedar Downs Park (King County) At 79.4 acres, this undeveloped open space park features a natural surface trail system connected to Cedar Creek Park. Cedar Valley Park 26020 186th Place SE A 6.8 acre undeveloped natural area. Covington Legacy A 10.2 acre undeveloped Greenspace just west of Red Robin, north of SE 272nd St. Emerald Downs A 4.5 acre undeveloped Natural Area northeast of Mattson Junior High School near SE 248th Pl. and 172nd Ave. SE. Foxwood A 3.4 acre undeveloped Greenspace. Rainier Vista A 23.9 acre developed Natural Area. Paved trails, park benches. South Jenkins Creek A 10.1 acre undeveloped Greenspace. Wingfield A 7.1 acre developed Natural Area. Paved trails, park benches. In addition to the public open space there are 14 privately owned and operated HOA open space parks ranging in size from 0.1 acres to 54 acres.

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HUMAN SERVICES PROVIDERS CHILD ABUSE King County Sexual Abuse Resource Center 888-998-6423

CRISIS CLINIC 24-Hour Crisis Line 206-461-3222 www.crisisclinic.org

DSHS Child & Family Services Child Protective Services 1-800-562-5624

Community Information Line Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. DIAL 2-1-1

CHILD CARE Child Care Resources & Referrals 877-543-0060 www.childcare.org CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY Kent Youth & Family Services Clinical Services / Substance Abuse 253-859-0300 Auburn Youth Resources 253-939-6946 CHILDREN’S SPECIAL NEEDS Children’s Therapy Center / Kent 253-854-5660 CLOTHING BANK Black Diamond Community Center 360-886-1011 Pregnancy Aid of Washington Kent - baby and children’s 253-852-1201 COUNSELING Valley Cities Counseling 325 W. Gowe St., Kent 253-520-9350 www.valleycities.com Kent Youth & Family Counseling 232 Second Ave.S. Kent, WA 98032 253-859-0300 www.kyfs.org EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE Catholic Community Services Family Center 1229 W. Smith St., Kent Covington residents only call 253-854-0077 x115 www.ccsww.org Maple Valley Food Bank & Emergency Services Financial Assistance for utilities 425-432-8139 Black Diamond Community Center Financial assistance for heating bills, rent, gas vouchers for medical appointments. 360-886-1011

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES DAWN (Domestic Abuse Women’s Network) 24 hr. Crisis Line & Legal Advocate 425-656-7867 www.dawnonline.org YWCA of Seattle/South King County Confidential women’s support group 425-226-1266 King County Bar Association 206-783-2848 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOUSING Crisis Clinic - bed bank DIAL 2-1-1 www.crisisclinic.org DAWN 206-622-1881 Vine Maple Place 425-432-2119 YWCA 425-226-1266 DONATION PICK-UP Salvation Army 1-800-958-7825 Washington Council for the Blind 1-800-255-1147 DSHS Community Service Office 1313 W. Meeker St. #100 Kent Office serves Covington 800-562-5624 FOOD BANKS Maple Valley Food Bank 21415 Maple Valley Hwy Maple Valley, WA 98038 425-432-8139 The Storehouse Home Delivery on Saturday in Covington area 253-631-3038 HEALTH CARE Health Point Clinic Kent 403 E. Meeker St. Medical 253-852-2866 Dental 253-796-4071

Public Health – Seattle & King County 206-535-2497

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Featured Events

HOUSING REPAIR PROGRAM King County Housing Repair Program Repair and Weatherization 206-214-1240 www.metrokc.gov/dchs/ csd/housing/ Covington Minor Home Repair Program Covington homeowners only 253-480-2411 SENIOR SERVICES Black Diamond Community Center Adult Day Care 360-886-2418

Third weekend in July

WA Adult Day Services 206-461-3899 Volunteer Chore Services 206-828-5787 SEXUAL ASSAULT KC Sexual Assault Resource Center 1-888-998-6423 www.kcsarc.org

Fridays, end of July into August

SHELTERS Families with Children Family Housing Connection Portal DIAL 2-1-1 Day Shelter SHARE/WHEEL 206-448-7889 Single Men HOME – walk in only 1229 W. Smith M, W 1-3; 5-7 pm T, Th 3-5 pm 253-854-0077 ext. 2

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Single Women Hospitality House – Burien 206-242-1860 Youth Auburn Youth Resources 253-735-3582 SAFE PLACE 24 hours; ages 11-17 in crisis 1-800-422-8336 SUICIDE Crisis Clinic Teen Link – Suicide Prevention Evenings 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 1-866-833-6546

Bike Rodeo

DJ Ry Guy Saturday in August Second Dunk Tank

Bouncy Toys

CommunityBalloon Tree Lighting Twister Celebration Saturday, Aug. 17 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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November 22, 2013

Take the One Less Bag Challenge! Make taking out the trash a little easier with King County’s One Less Bag Challenge. To help reduce the amount of waste headed to Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, King County is asking residents to reduce their garbage by one less bag per month.

By taking the online pledge at kingcounty.gov/RecycleMore, you can get a free recycling kit and find ways to recycle more, reuse more and waste less. Why One Less Bag? More than 60 percent of what ends up in the King County landfill is easily recycled. By taking the challenge, you can help save valuable resources from going to waste and save money on your garbage bill by shrinking your garbage cart size. If we all reduced our garbage by just one bag of recyclables per month, we could collectively keep more than 26 million pounds of material, worth $750,000, out of the landfill. Here are some tips to help you reduce by one bag of garbage a month: 1. Put food scraps and food-soiled paper in your yard waste cart. Begin with your veggie and fruit trimmings or those leftovers that got lost in the back of the fridge. Then move onto meat, fish and bones, plate scrapings, egg shells and coffee grounds. Try to make food scrap recycling a part of your pre-meal prep and after-meal cleanup routine. 2. Discover one new thing that you didn’t know you could re-

cycle and start recycling it. Check with your garbage hauler, Republic Services, if you aren’t sure what can and can’t be recycled. Post the guidelines near your recycling bin at home. 3. Don’t let one piece of paper hit the garbage can. Remember all junk mail, envelopes, catalogs, magazines, office and craft paper of all shapes, sizes and colors can go in your recycling cart. Foodsoiled paper such as dirty paper napkins, paper towels and pizza delivery boxes go in your yard waste cart. You can reduce junk mail at its source by visiting CatalogChoice.com. 4. Choose one disposable item that you typically use (and usually toss!) at home and switch to a reusable alternative. For example: paper coffee cups, cleaning wipes, plastic storage containers, and shopping bags can all be substituted with a reusable alternative. Recycling is great but stopping waste at the source is even better! Covington residents that take the One Less Bag Pledge on King County’s website—kingcounty.gov/recyclemore—will be sent a free kit that includes a spatula for hard-to-clean recyclable containers, a recycling guide with fridge magnet, and 10 compostable bags for food scrap and food-soiled paper recycling. Additional free compostable bags are available at Covington City Hall, while supplies last. For Covington’s recycling guidelines, visit republicservices.com/site/covington-wa.

The Village at Judson Park Serving the Greater Community

Rehabilitation and Person-Centered Nursing Care In and Out Patient Therapy Specialized for older adults • Short and Long Term Care • Memory Support Dedicated Neighborhood • CCAC/CARF Accreditation

We offer our rehabilitative and nursing services to the greater community as a demonstration of our mission.

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Purple Light Nights® Shine in Downtown Covington Since 2006 the Purple Light Nights® campaign (PLN) has been promoting Domestic Violence Awareness Month as the community tree, street trees, and residents hang purple lights for the month of October. The campaign was started by Victoria Throm, founder and director of the Covington Domestic Violence Task Force, a non-profit group whose goal is to raise awareness of this issue and provide direct assistance to victims and their families.

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The purpose of the PLN campaign is to remember those who lost their lives to domestic violence; support survivors; and provide hope for those still living with abuse.To date, there are cities in 28 states and three provinces in Canada who have participated in this campaign and it keeps growing! In October 2013, 30 street trees around city hall were strung with purple lights thanks to the $100 sponsorship from local businesses and residents which promotes a strong message that “Domestic Violence Has No Place in Our Community.” The proceeds from the sale of lights help pay for services to help victims with emergency services such as safe nights in a motel, relocation to another city, or financial assistance for new housing. We want to thank our amazing tree sponsors who helped make the October 2013 campaign possible: MultiCare Covington Medical

Are you prepared? Being prepared can change everything. By planning ahead, you can increase the chances of survival for you and your family, not to mention gain peace of mind knowing you are in control. Catastrophes can happen at any time. Preparing for three days will help you make it through many of the disasters you’ll face in the Puget Sound region, including major storms and even small earthquakes. However, to make it through a major catastrophe, like Hurricane Katrina or the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, you’ll need to be prepared for longer, at least 7 to 10 days. Catastrophes can happen at any time and are likely to happen here. Imagine you are at work, on the road, or at home during a catastrophe. How would you communicate with loved ones? Are you prepared to survive without essential services, such as running water, electricity, or phones for 7 to 10 days?

✔ Make a family emergency communication plan, identify an out-of-state contact ✔ Plan for people, pets and property ✔ Review and practice your emergency plan

✔ Build a kit for at least 7 to 10 days ✔ Save important documents/records on USB drives, store one at home and one in a safety deposit box ✔ Create customized kits for home, office and vehicle

✔ Get involved – Create networks of neighbors and co-workers, work together to pool resources ✔ Participate in a training – CPR, first aid, Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) ✔ Learn how to reduce hazards (e.g. shutting off gas supply if needed, strap water heater in place, etc.)

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Center; Jim and Deb Tanasse; Pastors Kevin and Meg Holland and Steve and Tina Murray from Real Life Church; Steindle & Steindl; Maple Valley Chevron;Valerie and Larry Lyon; Friends of Covington Library;Valley Vehicle Licensing; Covington Police; Clements General Construction; Kiwanis Club of Covington; Timberlane Community; Sena’s Iron Grill; Washington Workwear; Kid to Kid; Rotary Club of Covington; Krista Bates of Covington Chamber; and Covington Holistic Medicine. A special thank you to the City of Covington Parks and Recreation Department and the Public Works Maintenance Team for providing and installing the tree lights on the community tree. If you are interested in participating in the 2014 Purple Light Nights® campaign contact Victoria Throm at vthrom@covingtonwa.gov or (253) 480-2411.

Build a Kit for at Least 7 to 10 Days Imagine if resources aren’t available for seven or more days. You might have to take care of minor injuries and access to resources will likely be limited. Help your family be better prepared by gathering additional supplies and customizing the list to meet your needs. Once you have the basics, think about items you could use to help yourself and others, or simply improve your comfort. Identify a storage container or key location to place your survival kit, then gather and store supplies. Supplies include water and food as well as items for shelter and warmth, first aid, communication, personal hygiene and sanitation. It’s possible your home could be damaged and you may have to evacuate; be sure to include a backpack or similar bag so you can pack some of these items to go. Many of these supplies you may already have at home. Below are suggested basic supplies to survive for 7 to 10 days. ■ Water – one gallon per person per day for drinking and sanitation ■ Food – at least 7 to 10 day supply of non-perishable food per person ■ Cash – ATMs won’t work without electricity ■ Battery-powered radio and extra batteries ■ Flashlight and extra batteries ■ First aid kit ■ Whistle to signal for help ■ Filter mask or cotton t-shirt to help filter the air ■ Moist towelettes for sanitation ■ Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities if needed ■ Manual can opener for food ■ Shelter items like tents, tarps and rope ■ Garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation ■ Unique family needs: supplies for infants, pets and elderly, prescriptions, and important family documents Local agencies across Puget Sound are teaming up to share information and encourage residents to prepare for catastrophic events with this regional campaign, What to do to Make it Through. For other useful checklists and preparedness resources visit: www.makeitthrough.org


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